Jun 27, 2022  
2022-2023 Preliminary Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Preliminary Catalog

Course Descriptions


This inventory contains both credit and Continuing Education courses. Credit courses have a 4-letter course prefix, while Continuing Education courses have a 3-letter course prefix.

 

Theatre

  
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    THTR 151 - The Golden Age of Theatre


    3 Credit(s).

  
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    THTR 152 - The Making of Modern Theatre


    3 Credit(s).

    Common Course Outline: THTR 152 CCO 
  
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    THTR 154 - Writing for the Stage


    3 Credit(s).

    Provides a writing-intensive workshop; explores the writer’s process, development of a personal voice, and alternative forms; the craft and creative process, from initial ideas and first draft to final revised draft; the use of a variety of resources, from art, dance, music, film, and on-dramatic literature. Course offered less than once a year.

    Same As: ENGL 154 . Credit can be earned for one course only.
    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101  
    Common Course Outline: THTR 154 CCO 
  
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    THTR 157 - African American Theatre


    3 Credit(s).

    Students explore the history and literature of the African American experience in the American theatre. The course includes an examination of plays from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Additionally, students discuss the various roles African Americans have played in American theatre, both on and off the stage. Students examine images and portrayals of Blacks in American theatre and popular culture through historical and contemporary lenses. Students analyze the ways in which African American theatre sheds light on the Black experience in America. Course offered less than once a year.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101  or permission of the instructor
    Common Course Outline: THTR 157 CCO 
  
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    THTR 160 - African-American Drama-America


    3 Credit(s).

  
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    THTR 203 - Fundamentals of Directing


    3 Credit(s).

    Introduces the basic tools and techniques of stage directing; includes the selection, analysis, conceptualization, coordination, actor coaching, and staging of plays. Course offered less than once a year.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 101  or successful completion of   and exemption from or completion of ESOL 054 ; or ACLT 052  or ACLT 053  
    Common Course Outline: THTR 203 CCO 
  
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    THTR 255 - Survey of Theatre History


    3 Credit(s).

    Students engage in the exploration of the profession, culture, and practice of theatre-making from approximately 5th Century BCE through 17th Century CE. There is a focus on scripts, staging, production, and acting in each period, positioning each within their cultural and historical contexts. Note: Formerly THTR 155, earn credit for one only. Course offered less than once a year.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101  and THTR 101  
    Common Course Outline: THTR 255 CCO  
  
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    THTR 261 - Script Analysis


    3 Credit(s).

    Students read, interpret and interact with plays from a range of periods and styles. Students analyze texts primarily through a theatrical perspective and use the text to develop production choices. This course includes a research component. Note: Formerly THTR 180, earn credit for one only. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

    Same As: ENGL 261 . Credit can be earned for one course only.
    Prerequisite(s): THTR 101  and a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 101  
    Common Course Outline: THTR 261 CCO  
  
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    THTR 273 - Theatre Internship


    3 Credit(s).

    Provides an opportunity for applied work experience for the advanced student in a specialized area of theatre. This course may include work experiences in theatre related businesses, educational institutions, professional and community theatres, public schools or other agencies involved in the appropriate performing arts activity. Emphasis is placed on meeting the needs of both the student and the theatre operation offering the internship experience. Course offered less than once a year.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101  with a grade of “C” or better and student must have completed a minimum of 12 credits in the theatre major area
  
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    THTR 291 - Independent Study


    1 Credit(s).

    Provides a faculty-mentored independent course of study in any area of theatre production.

    Prerequisite(s): ESOL 054  and ESOL 052  or ACLT 052  or ACLT 053 ; and THTR 101  
    Common Course Outline: THTR 291 CCO 

Transportation, Distribution, Maritime, and Logistics

  
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    TDML 101 - Introduction to Transportation, Distribution and Maritime Logistics


    3 Credit(s).

    Provides an overview and history of the basic functions involved in the transportation, distribution, and logistics of maritime commerce in addition to the various career opportunities. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): ESOL 052  and ESOL 054  or ACLT 052  or ACLT 053  
    Common Course Outline: TDML 101 CCO 
  
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    TDML 148 - Global Commercial Transportation


    3 Credit(s).

    Examines the mode of world-wide commercial transportation and compares their operating costs, initial investment, timeliness and relationship to the commercial goods being transported. Particular attention will be paid to the various physical and political implications on trade routes and the benefits and limitations that they impose. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Same As: MNGT 148 . Credit can be earned for one course only.
    Prerequisite(s): ESOL 052  and ESOL 054  or ACLT 052  or ACLT 053  
    Common Course Outline: TDML 148 CCO  
  
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    TDML 150 - Introduction to Supply Chain Management


    3 Credit(s).

    Explores purchasing, operations, logistics and integration of these business functions with a focus on the maritime industry. Supply Chain Management and the related concepts of logistics are cornerstones of business strategies to create market share and shareholder value. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): ESOL 052  and ESOL 054  or ACLT 052  or ACLT 053  
    Common Course Outline: TDML 150 CCO 
  
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    TDML 155 - Maritime Transportation and Distribution Technology


    3 Credit(s).

    Examines the use of computer concepts and applications for the transportation and distribution of goods in the maritime industry. Students will be given a broad understanding of the industry through the use of computer technology. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

    Prerequisite(s): ESOL 052  and ESOL 054  or ACLT 052  or ACLT 053  
    Common Course Outline: TDML 155 CCO 
  
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    TDML 193 - Special Topics: Transportation, Distribution and Maritime Logistics


    3 Credit(s).

    Introduces the transportation and maritime logistics industry to educators, academic advisors, career coaches, guidance counselors, and administration in support of student academic ladder and career ladder advancement. Educators explore the transportation and maritime logistics industries through a series of engaged learning activities, site fieldtrips and visits, lectures, and panel speaker presentations. Educators explore career pathways from high school to graduate programs including industry association credentialing to create materials for use in the classroom and career counseling opportunities. Educators present their findings through a capstone project and presentation at the end of the course. Course offered less than once a year.

    Common Course Outline: TDML 193 CCO 
  
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    TDML 201 - Domestic Freight Operations


    3 Credit(s).

    Provides a detailed knowledge of freight movement, safety, third party intermediaries, financing, insurance, contingency planning and customs regulations. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

    Prerequisite(s): TDML 101  
  
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    TDML 202 - Principles of Maritime Logistics


    3 Credit(s).

    Explores the multiple external pressures and internal constraints that plague daily maritime logistics companies’ operations. Topics include planning, utilizing resource efficiency, managing transportation costs, and ensuring superior delivery performance. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

    Prerequisite(s): TDML 101  
    Common Course Outline: TDML 202 CCO 
  
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    TDML 273 - Internship:Transportation, Distribution and Maritime Logistics


    3 Credit(s).

    Provides students an opportunity to apply classroom learning to the work environment.  It also assists students in identifying potential employment opportunities with practical field experience. This internship is an elective in the TDML program and certificate. The course requires 120 work hours on site. Students work with their Site Supervisor and the Internship Coordinator, who monitors student’s progress to develop learning objectives. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): TDML 148 , TDML 150 , TDML 201 , TDML 202  with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 and consent of the Department Chair
    Common Course Outline: TDML 273 CCO  

Veterinary Technology

  
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    VETT 106 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology


    2 Credit(s).

    Provides an overview of veterinary science and an orientation to career opportunities in animal technology; introduces proper maintenance and treatment of animals encountered in research, industry agriculture, zoological gardens, and veterinary practices; includes ethics and legal concerns of the veterinary technician. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Common Course Outline: VETT 106 CCO 
  
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    VETT 107 - Veterinary Medical Terminology


    2 Credit(s).

    Provides instruction in the study of the language of veterinary medicine. This course includes word construction, definitions, and use of words related to the veterinary medical field. Focus is placed on the student’s understanding of terminology as it relates to veterinary medical disease processes. Course offered once a year (fall or spring) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Veterinary Technology program
    Common Course Outline: VETT 107 CCO  
  
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    VETT 109 - Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology


    5 Credit(s).

    Introduces the concept of normal structure and function of the animal body. Species studied will include the dog, cat, horse, cow, sheep, goat, and pig. The course will integrate related facts, principles and concepts of the cell, as well as chemistry and biochemistry. Includes the comparison of the gross anatomy of domestic animals, common diseases affecting each system and organ, and the application to clinical situations. This course has a laboratory component, using models, illustrations, demonstrations, and computer-assisted learning. Course offered once a year (fall or spring) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Veterinary Technology program
    Common Course Outline: VETT 109 CCO  
  
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    VETT 111 - Animal Nutrition


    2 Credit(s).

    Introduces the functioning of the digestive system and the nutritional needs of each class of animals across the life span. Students focus on the commonly used feeds within the United States. Ration balancing techniques are covered. Course offered once a year (fall or spring) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Veterinary Technology program
    Common Course Outline: VETT 111 CCO  
  
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    VETT 112 - Companion Animal Disease and Pathology


    3 Credit(s).

    Reviews the more common and critical disease conditions found in companion animals; includes study of zoonoses and pathologies. Course offered once a year (fall or spring) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): VETT 107 , VETT 109 VETT 211  
    Corequisite(s): VETT 113  , VETT 114  , VETT 212  
    Common Course Outline: VETT 112 CCO  
  
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    VETT 113 - Clinical Laboratory Procedures


    4 Credit(s).

    Presents the basic techniques of sample collection and laboratory analysis; emphasizes proper performance of all procedures. Includes laboratory. Course offered once a year (fall or spring) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): VETT 107 , VETT 109 , VETT 211  
    Corequisite(s): VETT 112  , VETT 114  , VETT 212  
    Lab Fee: $265.00
    Common Course Outline: VETT 113 CCO  
  
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    VETT 114 - Clinical Procedures of Large and Companion Animals


    3 Credit(s).

    Provides instruction in clinical tasks of companion and farm animals in the areas of restraint, nursing, surgical preparation, and assisting; includes instruction in office procedures to prepare students for their internship education course. Course offered once a year (fall or spring) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): VETT 107 , VETT 109 VETT 211  
    Corequisite(s): VETT 112  , VETT 113  , VETT 212  
    Lab Fee: $265.00
    Common Course Outline: VETT 114 CCO  
  
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    VETT 202 - Veterinary Imaging


    2 Credit(s).

    Introduces principles of veterinary imaging and uses in diagnosis and treatment protocols; introduces proper operation and safety precautions of imaging equipment. Course offered once a year (summer) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s):     ,    
    Corequisite(s): VETT 203  
    Lab Fee: $265.00
    Common Course Outline: VETT 202 CCO  
  
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    VETT 203 - Veterinary Surgical Procedures and Anesthesiology


    3 Credit(s).

    Provides familiarity with surgical procedures and equipment so that students can assist in the surgical suite; includes principles of pre-operative and post-operative care of animals; study of anesthetics and induction and monitoring of anesthesia. Course offered once a year (summer) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s):      , VETT 212  

     

     
    Corequisite(s): VETT 202  
    Lab Fee: $265.00
    Common Course Outline: VETT 203 CCO  

  
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    VETT 204 - Laboratory Animal Science


    3 Credit(s).

    Introduces laboratory animal care; includes identification, feeding, caging, handling, disease, nutrition, anesthesia, euthanasia, and ethics. Includes laboratory. Course offered once a year (fall or spring) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): VETT 208 , VETT 209 VETT 222  , VETT 223  
    Corequisite(s): VETT 210  , VETT 274  
    Lab Fee: $265.00
    Common Course Outline: VETT 204 CCO  
  
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    VETT 208 - Large Animal Disease


    2 Credit(s).

    Reviews the more common disease conditions found in farm animals including horses, pigs, cattle, sheep, and goats. Course offered once a year (fall or spring) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): VETT 112  , VETT 113  , VETT 114  , VETT 212  , VETT 202  , VETT 203  
    Corequisite(s): VETT 209  , VETT 222  , VETT 223  
    Common Course Outline: VETT 208 CCO  
  
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    VETT 209 - Veterinary Hospital Management


    2 Credit(s).

    Provides study in business applications related to management of a veterinary hospital; includes front office procedures, revenues and financial control, accounting and bookkeeping, medical records, inventory control, marketing, and personnel skills. Course offered once a year (fall or spring) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): VETT 112  , VETT 113  , VETT 114  , VETT 212  , VETT 202  , VETT 203  
    Corequisite(s): VETT 208  , VETT 222  , VETT 223  
    Common Course Outline: VETT 209 CCO  
  
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    VETT 210 - Alternative Therapeutic Modalities in Veterinary Medicine


    1 Credit(s).

    Provides instruction in the study of several therapeutic modalities used in patient care and well being. This course includes demonstrations to enhance the student’s understanding of the veterinary technician’s role in each modality. Course offered once a year (fall or spring) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s):  VETT 208 , VETT 209 , VETT 222  , VETT 223  
    Corequisite(s): VETT 204  , VETT 274  
    Common Course Outline: VETT 210 CCO  
  
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    VETT 212 - Pharmacology and Toxicology


    3 Credit(s).

    Provides instruction in basic pharmacology and medication administration. Students examine the effects of drugs on a variety of animal species. The manner in which toxins affect animals is also discussed. Course offered once a year (fall or spring) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): VETT 107  , VETT 109  
    Common Course Outline: VETT 212 CCO  
  
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    VETT 222 - Veterinary Imaging Laboratory


    1 Credit(s).

    Provides the student the opportunity to become familiar with standard patient imaging positions as performed in a quality veterinary hospital/clinic using state of the art imaging equipment as well as the opportunity for the student to become confident in their skill level and understanding of imaging standards. Course offered once a year (fall or spring) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s):      VETT 203  ,  
    Corequisite(s): VETT 208  , VETT 209  , VETT 223  
    Lab Fee: $345.00
    Common Course Outline: VETT 222 CCO  
  
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    VETT 223 - Veterinary Surgical Procedures and Anesthesiology Laboratory


    1 Credit(s).

    Provides the student with the opportunity to become familiar with standard surgical procedures performed in a quality veterinary clinic/hospital. The course also provides the student the opportunity to observe how different anesthetics affect the patient during surgery and recovery. Course offered once a year (fall or spring) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s):      , VETT 202   
    Corequisite(s): VETT 208  , VETT 209  , VETT 222  
    Lab Fee: $345.00
    Common Course Outline: VETT 223 CCO  
  
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    VETT 274 - Internship: Veterinary Technology


    4 Credit(s).

    Course offered once a year (fall or spring) and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s):  VETT 208 , VETT 209  , VETT 222  , VETT 223  
    Corequisite(s): VETT 204  , VETT 210  
    Lab Fee: $480.00
    Common Course Outline: VETT 274 CCO 

Women’s Studies

  
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    WMST 101 - Introduction to Women’s Studies


    3 Credit(s).

    Provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the status, achievements, and experiences of women in society; analyzes past and current theories of gender, power, and equity; critically examines women’s experiences in societal institutions such as the arts, education, the labor force, law and politics, marriage and family life, and religion; takes a multi-cultural approach; presents contributions of minority American women and women around the world. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101  (conc) or written permission from instructor required
    Common Course Outline: WMST 101 CCO 
  
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    WMST 121 - Introduction to Black Women’s Studies


    3 Credit(s).

    Provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the status, achievements, and experiences of Black women in society; analyzes past and current theories of gender, race, ethnicity, class, power, and equity; critically examines Black women’s experiences in social institutions such as the arts, education, the labor force, law, economics, politics, marriage and family life, religion, media and creative production; takes a global approach; examines the complex experience of being a Black woman and addresses such topics as identity, feminism, Black feminism, womanism, cross-ethnic sisterhood, social mobility, and activism from a socio-historical perspective. This course is an examination and comparative analysis of Black women in the African Diaspora with particular emphasis on their struggles for rights as Blacks and as women, and their contribution to the development of their respective societies.

    Same As:  . Credit can be earned for one course only. 
    Prerequisite(s):   
    Common Course Outline: WMST 121 CCO  
  
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    WMST 123 - Self Defense for Women


    2 Credit(s).

    Self-Defense for Women is a practical guide to personal defense, covering defense techniques, practical information, and specific topics related to violence and women.  Students focus on principles and practical aspects of personal safety, methods and tactics of practical self-defense including alternatives for situational defense strategies. Students perform rigorous conditioning exercises and develop skills in perception, compromise, avoidance, and blocking and striking. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Same As: PEIA 123 . Credit can be earned for one course only.
    Common Course Outline: WMST 123 CCO 
  
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    WMST 210 - Feminist Theory


    3 Credit(s).

  
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    WMST 211 - Women in the Criminal Justice System


    3 Credit(s).

    Examines the role of women in the criminal justice system as offenders, victims, and professionals. Each area has been impacted by stereotypes that portray women as passive and dependent. Students will look at the historical development and current roles of women in law enforcement, judicial proceedings, and corrections. Emphasis is placed on current policies that attempt to increase equity in legal, professional, and program practices. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

    Prerequisite(s):   and ESOL 054  or ACLT 052  or ACLT 053  
    Common Course Outline: WMST 211 CCO 
  
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    WMST 220 - The American Woman


    3 Credit(s).

    Provides an in-depth study of the lives and experiences of the American woman from the 17th century to the present. Course offered less than once a year.

    Same As: HIST 220 . Credit can be earned for one course only.
    Prerequisite(s): HIST 111  or HIST 112  or WMST 101  or written permission from instructor required
    Common Course Outline: WMST 220 CCO 
  
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    WMST 224 - Literature by Women


    3 Credit(s).

    Examines a wide array of written texts produced by women around the world. Students learn how women writers in different historical, cultural, social, economic, and geographical contexts have used language and literature to communicate and question their experiences. Students are introduced to gender theory and feminist literary theory and criticism as methods to inform analysis of texts and contexts. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Same As: ENGL 224 . Credit can be earned for one course only.
    Prerequisite(s): Grade of “C” or higher in  ENGL 101  
    Common Course Outline: WMST 224 CCO 
  
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    WMST 227 - Native American Women


    3 Credit(s).

    Provides in depth analysis of the ways in which gender and societal notions of femininity have shaped the experiences of Native American women in North America, both historically and contemporarily. It examines the divergent roles that Native American women have played, and continue to play, in shaping social, economic, political, cultural life within various tribes and nations.

    Same As: NAST 227 . Credit can be earned for one course only.
    Prerequisite(s): WMST 101  or NAST 101  or permission of the Program Coordinator
    Common Course Outline: WMST 227 CCO 
  
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    WMST 240 - Women’s Health Issues


    3 Credit(s).

    Explores health issues which are unique to and prevalent among women. Physical, emotional, and social factors affecting health are considered throughout the lifespan. The political and economic status of women in the health care system are examined. Students will create their own health care strategies. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

    Same As: HLTH 240 . Credit can be earned for one course only.
    Prerequisite(s): ESOL 054  and ESOL 052  or ACLT 052  or ACLT 053  
    Common Course Outline: WMST 240 CCO 
  
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    WMST 243 - Women and Leisure


    3 Credit(s).

    Offers a social psychological analysis of women and their leisure from a feminist perspective; provides a philosophical framework; covers the historical perspective, theoretical assumptions of feminism, realms of women’s leisure, lifespan perspectives, research, constraints placed on women and their leisure, and the future of leisure participation for women.

     

    Same As:  . Credit can be earned for one course only.
    Prerequisite(s):   and   or ACLT 052  or ACLT 053  
    Common Course Outline: WMST 243 CCO  
  
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    WMST 250 - Women in the Economy


    3 Credit(s).

    Examines the changing roles of women and men in the division of labor, paid or unpaid, in the US and other economies; studies the forces determining such changes, the impact of these changes on economic life, and women’s position in society. Course offered less than once a year.

    Same As: ECON 250 . Credit can be earned for one course only.
    Prerequisite(s): ESOL 054  and   or ACLT 052  or ACLT 053 ; and MATH 081  or consent of instructor
    Common Course Outline: WMST 250 CCO 
  
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    WMST 251 - Psychology of Women


    3 Credit(s).

    Examines the unique psychological and social issues confronting women today; critiques past and present theories regarding women’s social development, sexuality, intellectual capacities, and psychology; analyzes social and cultural stresses particularly affecting women; presents skills and strategies for promoting constructive change. Course offered less than once a year.

    Same As: PSYC 251 . Credit can be earned for one course only.
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101  
    Common Course Outline: WMST 251 CCO 

World Languages - Arabic

  
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    WLAR 101 - Introductory Arabic I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Arabic at a novice level. It provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Arabic and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse, often underrepresented groups throughout the Arabic-speaking world. Topics related to local and global diversity provide context through which language skills are taught and learned. Communicative competence at a novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technologies. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): ACLT 053  or ESOL 052  and   
    Common Course Outline: WLAR 101 CCO  
  
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    WLAR 102 - Introductory Arabic II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Arabic at a mid-novice level. It provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Arabic and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse, often underrepresented groups throughout the Arabic-speaking world. Topics related to local and global diversity provide the context through which language skills are taught and learned. Communicative competence at a mid-novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technologies. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): WLAR 101  or by permission of instructor
    Common Course Outline: WLAR 102 CCO  
  
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    WLAR 201 - Intermediate Arabic I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Arabic at an intermediate level. It provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Arabic and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse, often underrepresented groups throughout the Arabic-speaking world. Topics related to local and global diversity provide the context through which language skills are taught and learned. Communicative competence at an intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technologies. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

    Prerequisite(s): WLAR 102  or two years of high school Arabic
    Common Course Outline: WLAR 201 CCO  
  
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    WLAR 202 - Intermediate Arabic II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Arabic at a mid-intermediate level. It provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Arabic and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse, often underrepresented groups throughout the Arabic-speaking world. Topics related to local and global diversity provide the context through which language skills are taught and learned. Communicative competence at a mid-intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technologies. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

    Prerequisite(s): WLAR 201  or three years of high school Arabic
    Common Course Outline: WLAR 202 CCO  

World Languages - Chinese

  
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    WLCH 101 - Introductory Chinese I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in Chinese at a novice level. It provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Chinese and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse, often underrepresented groups throughout the Chinese-speaking world. Topics related to local and global diversity provide the context through which language skills are taught and learned. Communicative competence at a novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technologies. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): ACLT 053  or ESOL 052  and ESOL 054  
    Common Course Outline: WLCH 101 CCO  
  
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    WLCH 102 - Introductory Chinese II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Chinese at a mid-novice level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Chinese and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the Chinese-speaking world. Communicative competence at a mid-novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

    Prerequisite(s): WLCH 101  or by permission of instructor
    Common Course Outline: WLCH 102 CCO  
  
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    WLCH 201 - Intermediate Chinese I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Chinese at a intermediate level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Chinese and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the Chinese-speaking world. Communicative competence at a intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): WLCH 102  or two years of high school Chinese
    Common Course Outline: WLCH 201 CCO  
  
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    WLCH 202 - Intermediate Chinese II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Chinese at a mid-intermediate level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Chinese and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the Chinese-speaking world. Communicative competence at a mid-intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): WLCH 201  or three years of high school Chinese
    Common Course Outline: WLCH 202 CCO  

World Languages - French

  
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    WLFR 101 - Introductory French I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in French at a novice level. It provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of French and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse, often underrepresented groups throughout the French-speaking world. Topics related to local and global diversity provide the context through which language skills are taught and learned. Communicative competence at a novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technologies. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): ACLT 053  or ESOL 052  and ESOL 054  
    Common Course Outline: WLFR 101 CCO  
  
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    WLFR 102 - Introductory French II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in French at a mid-novice level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of French and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the French-speaking world. Communicative competence at a mid-novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): WLFR 101  or by permission of instructor
    Common Course Outline: WLFR 102 CCO  
  
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    WLFR 201 - Intermediate French I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in French at an intermediate level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of French and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the French-speaking world. Communicative competence at an intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

    Prerequisite(s): WLFR 102  or two years of high school French
    Common Course Outline: WLFR 201 CCO  
  
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    WLFR 202 - Intermediate French II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in French at a high-intermediate level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of French and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the French-speaking world. Communicative competence at a high-intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

    Prerequisite(s): WLFR 201  or three years of high school French
    Common Course Outline: WLFR 202 CCO  

World Languages - German

  
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    WLGR 101 - Introductory German I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in German at a novice level. It provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of German and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse, often underrepresented groups throughout the German-speaking world. Topics related to local and global diversity provide the context through which language skills are taught and learned. Communicative competence at a novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technologies. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): ACLT 053  or ESOL 052  and ESOL 054    
    Common Course Outline: WLGR 101 CCO  
  
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    WLGR 102 - Introductory German II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in German at a high-novice level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of German and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the German-speaking world. Communicative competence at a high-novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): WLGR 101  or by permission of instructor
    Common Course Outline: WLGR 102 CCO  
  
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    WLGR 201 - Intermediate German I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in German at an intermediate level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of German and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the German-speaking world. Communicative competence at an intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered less than once a year.

    Prerequisite(s): WLGR 102  or two years of high school German
    Common Course Outline: WLGR 201 CCO  
  
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    WLGR 202 - Intermediate German II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in German at a high-intermediate level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of German and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the German-speaking world. Communicative competence at a high-intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered less than once a year.

    Prerequisite(s): WLGR 201  or three years of high school German
    Common Course Outline: WLGR 202 CCO  

World Languages - Italian

  
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    WLIN 101 - Introductory Italian I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in Italian at a novice level. It provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Italian and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse, often underrepresented groups throughout the Italian-speaking world. Topics related to local and global diversity provide the context through which language skills are taught and learned. Communicative competence at a novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technologies.  Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): ACLT 053  or ESOL 052  and ESOL 054  
    Common Course Outline: WLIN 101 CCO  
  
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    WLIN 102 - Introductory Italian II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Italian at a high-novice level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Italian and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the Italian-speaking world. Communicative competence at a high-novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): WLIN 101  or by permission of instructor
    Common Course Outline: WLIN 102 CCO  
  
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    WLIN 201 - Intermediate Italian I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Italian at an intermediate level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Italian and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the Italian-speaking world. Communicative competence at an intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered less than once a year.

    Prerequisite(s): WLIN 102  or two years of high school Italian
    Common Course Outline: WLIN 201 CCO  
  
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    WLIN 202 - Intermediate Italian II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Italian at a high-intermediate level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Italian and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the Italian-speaking world. Communicative competence at a high-intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered less than once a year.

    Prerequisite(s): WLIN 201  or three years of high school Italian
    Common Course Outline: WLIN 202 CCO  

World Languages - Japanese

  
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    WLJP 101 - Introductory Japanese I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in Japanese at a novice level. It provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Japanese and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse, often underrepresented groups throughout the Japanese-speaking world. Topics related to local and global diversity provide the context through which language skills are taught and learned. Communicative competence at a novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technologies. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): ACLT 053  or ESOL 052  and ESOL 054  
    Common Course Outline: WLJP 101 CCO  
  
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    WLJP 102 - Introductory Japanese II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Japanese at a mid-novice level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Japanese and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the Japanese-speaking world. Communicative competence at a mid-novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): WLJP 101  or by permission of instructor
    Common Course Outline: WLJP 102 CCO  
  
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    WLJP 201 - Intermediate Japanese I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Japanese at an intermediate level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Japanese and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the Japanese-speaking world. Communicative competence at an intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): WLJP 102  or two years of high school Japanese
    Common Course Outline: WLJP 201 CCO  
  
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    WLJP 202 - Intermediate Japanese II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Japanese at a mid-intermediate level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Japanese and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the Japanese-speaking world. Communicative competence at a mid-intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

    Prerequisite(s): WLJP 201  or three years of high school Japanese
    Common Course Outline: WLJP 202 CCO  

World Languages - Russian

  
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    WLRU 101 - Introductory Russian I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in Russian at a novice level. It provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Russian and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse, often underrepresented groups throughout the Russian-speaking world. Topics related to local and global diversity provide the context through which language skills are taught and learned. Communicative competence at a novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technologies. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): ACLT 053  or ESOL 052  and ESOL 054 
    Common Course Outline: WLRU 101 CCO  
  
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    WLRU 102 - Introductory Russian II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Russian at a mid-novice level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Russian and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the Russian-speaking world. Communicative competence at a mid-novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

    Prerequisite(s): WLRU 101  or by permission of instructor
    Common Course Outline: WLRU 102 CCO  
  
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    WLRU 201 - Intermediate Russian I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Russian at an intermediate level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Russian and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the Russian-speaking world. Communicative competence at an intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered less than once a year.

    Prerequisite(s): WLRU 102  or two years of high school Russian
    Common Course Outline: WLRU 201 CCO  
  
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    WLRU 202 - Intermediate Russian II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Russian at a mid-intermediate level. Provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Russian and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse groups throughout the Russian-speaking world. Communicative competence at a mid-intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technology. Course offered less than once a year.

    Prerequisite(s): WLRU 201  or three years of high school Russian
    Common Course Outline: WLRU 202 CCO  

World Languages - Spanish

  
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    WLSP 101 - Introductory Spanish I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Spanish at novice level. It provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Spanish and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse, often underrepresented groups throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Topics related to local and global diversity provide the context through which language skills are taught and learned. Communicative competence at a novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technologies. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): ACLT 053  or ESOL 052  and ESOL 054 
    Common Course Outline: WLSP 101 CCO  
  
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    WLSP 102 - Introductory Spanish II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Spanish at a high-novice level. It provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Spanish and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse, often underrepresented groups throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Topics related to local and global diversity provide the context through which language skills are taught and learned. Communicative competence at a high-novice level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technologies. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): WLSP 101  or by permission of instructor
    Common Course Outline: WLSP 102 CCO  
  
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    WLSP 201 - Intermediate Spanish I


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Spanish at an intermediate level. It provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Spanish and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse, often underrepresented groups throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Topics related to local and global diversity provide the context through which language skills are taught and learned. Communicative competence at an intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technologies. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): WLSP 102  or two years of high school Spanish
    Common Course Outline: WLSP 201 CCO  
  
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    WLSP 202 - Intermediate Spanish II


    3 Credit(s).

    Develops cross-cultural communication and global citizenship through the acquisition of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Spanish at a high-intermediate level. It provides connections to other disciplines and cultures through the study of Spanish and develops an awareness of the cultural contributions and socio-political contexts of diverse, often underrepresented groups throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Topics related to local and global diversity provide the context through which language skills are taught and learned. Communicative competence at a high-intermediate level is emphasized, and learning is supported by instructional technologies. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

    Prerequisite(s): WLSP 201  or three years of high school Spanish
    Common Course Outline: WLSP 202 CCO  

Continuing Education

  
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    AHE 544 - Medical Terminology


    3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed for the job trainee or office support staff entering the medical secretarial field and will introduct them to medical terminology.  Topics include: medical terminology, and common medical reports used in hospitals.  Written quizzes will be given to assess performance.

    Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

    1. demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology and format, and 

    2. identify most commonly used report formats for medical records.

  
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    AHE 641 - Introduction to Health Care Systems


    1.3 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable the student to evaluate the current health care system from the perspective of the healthcare provider and of the patient.  Topics to be covered include an examination of the current health care system in the U.S., the effect managed care has on the quality of health care, the different types of health insurance available to Americans, the types of health care providers and the role of the provider in delivering healthcare, regulations/laws that influence healthcare delivery, and review ethical standards established by different healthcare associations.

    Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

    1. compare and contrast different health care settings,

    2. compare different medical management models and their influence on healthcare delivery,

    3. identify members of the healthcare team and their roles in delivering patient care,

    4. compare and contrast available health insurance,

    5. determine the effects of culture in public willingness to participate in the healthcare system,

    6. review medical ethical codes, and 

    7. discuss the influence of regulations/laws on the healthcare system.


Continuing Education - Basic Skills & English Language Services

  
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    ADS 007 - ESOL General English Skills


    6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable upper level non-native speakers to improve their general English skills by engaging in communicative tasks on various high-interest topics. Topics include integrated development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills; including a focus on grammar and vocabulary appropriate to the language task.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. employ listening strategies to improve the ability to respond appropriately,

    2. demonstrate the ability to speak more clearly by applying common pronunciation rules,

    3. utilize a range of conversation and discussion strategies to interact more effectively,

    4. demonstrate the ability to read with purpose using a range of strategies for better comprehension,

    5.determine meaning of unfamiliar words using vocabulary development strategies,

    6. write in various rhetorical patterns based on organized models,

    7. employ editing and revising strategies to peer and self-monitor writing,

    8. use grammar appropriate to the language task,

    9. identify commonly used phrasal verbs and idioms, and

    10. demonstrate the ability to modify spoken and written language according to register or context.

  
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    ADS 008 - ESOL English Pronunciation Skills


    6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable upper level non-native English speakers to refine their ability to communicate by learning to apply common rules in English pronunciation. Topics include self-monitoring techniques to improve vowel and consonant clarity, syllable and sentence stress, intonation patterns, and communication style.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. recognize and correct pronunciation error patterns in speech,

    2. identify vowel attributes to more accurately recognize and produce vowels sound in context,

    3. contrast and produce individual consonants and consonant clusters,

    4. identify unusual consonant sounds and related spelling patterns,

    5. apply pronunciation rules to predict syllable, word and sentence stress,

    6. recognize and produce reduced and connected speech,

    7. contrast and produce common intonation patterns,

    8. incorporate phrasing rules and pausing to improve clarity of speech,

    9. demonstrate accent reduction by improving overall rhythm and intonation in speech, and

    10. employ communication strategies and register appropriate to context.

  
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    ADS 014 - ESOL Transition Reading and Writing


    6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable higher level ESOL students to engage with academic reading and writing tasks to better

    prepare them to transition to further education or training. Topics to be covered include academic vocabulary development,

    reading strategies, common text features in academic genre, and process writing according to academic models and

    editing strategies.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. develop effective academic vocabulary learning strategies;

    2. employ various pre, mid, and post reading strategies to interpret academic text;

    3. demonstrate the ability to paraphrase and summarize academic texts to accurately representmeaning;

    4. identify and produce complex sentence structures common in academic texts;

    5. recognize features of various academic rhetorical patterns from models;

    6. use academic transition words to organize discourse;

    7. use pre-writing and drafting skills to develop multi-paragraph essays that are clear and cohesive;

    8. demonstrate the ability to engage in peer feedback and self-monitoring editing strategies to improve writing; and

    9. cite sources using appropriate citation style.

  
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    ADS 075 - GED Mathematics Preparation


    7.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable the student to learn specific math concepts required to pass the 2014 General

    Educational Development (GED) Test. Topics to be covered include complex measurement, algebra, functions, patterns,

    geometry, complex equations, plotting data, use of online calculator, symbol insertion, and word problems. This course will

    prepare students to successfully answer technology-enhanced items including: multiple choice, down-drop, fill-in-the-blank,

    drag-and-drop, and hot spot and manipulation of the online and hand-held calculator.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. identify absolute value of a rational number;

    2. determine when a numerical expression is undefined;

    3. demonstrate the ability to factor polynomial expressions;

    4. solve linear inequalities;

    5. identify or graph the solution to a one variable and complex linear inequalities;

    6. write linear inequalities to represent context;

    7. demonstrate the ability represent or identify a function in a table or graph;

    8. demonstrate the ability to build solution pathways through reasoning;

    9. increase mathematical fluency;

    10.interpret data standards and statistics;

    11. solve word problems containing complex factoring, quadratic equations, and polynomials;

    12. solve measurement problems containing complex figures;

    13. use geometric formulas correctly to solve word problems;

    14. demonstrate the ability to correctly insert mathematical symbols into fill-inthe- blank problems;

    15. interpret and order data in line, scatter, and box-whisker plots; and

    16. use successfully the online or hand-held calculator.

     

  
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    ADS 078 - GED Content Area Preparation


    7.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable the student to learn the comprehension, analysis, evaluation, and writing skills needed to

    pass the GED test in the areas of reading, science, and social studies. Topics to be covered include interpretation of

    informational passages, analysis of specific claims in scientific and historical reading, derive evidence and develop textbased

    arguments, interpret scientific and historical information from tables, graphs, and diagrams, construct an analytic

    response using source texts, and complete a timed response. Students will be prepared to successfully answer technologyenhanced

    items including: drop-down, fill-in-the-blank, drag and drop, hot spot, and written response.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. analyze passages to derive correct answers;

    2. evaluate/assess validity of arguments and specific claims;

    3. demonstrate the ability to support conclusions with text-based evidence;

    4. interpret information in graphs, charts, tables, and pictures;

    5. compose responses to source text by integrating reading and writing skills;

    6. identify and apply major scientific and historical theories to scenarios;

    7. interpret the ecological and economic impact of global issues;

    8. apply key concepts and relevant ideas in response to a prompt;

    9. analyze how ideas and events interact ; and

    10. use the testapproved whiteboards to prepare responses.

     

  
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    ADS 134 - ESOL Expanded Reading and Writing Skills


    6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable upper intermediate ESOL students gain the reading and writing skills needed to transition from life skills ESOL courses. Topics to be covered include vocabulary development, reading strategies, identifying genre, complex sentence structure, discourse markers, and writing and editing strategies.

     

    Coures Objectives:

    1. develop a range of vocabulary learning strategies;
    2. employ various pre, mid, and post reading strategies;
    3. demonstrate the ability to summarize articles including identifying author tone and purpose;
    4. identify and produce complex sentence structures;
    5. recognize and appropriately use logical connectors and transition words to organize discourse;
    6. recognize features of various genre from writing models;
    7. use pre-writing skills to organize and develop writing;
    8. write a short composition demonstrating clear use of paragraphs to introduce,
    support, and conclude; and
    9. employ appropriate editing strategies to revise writing.

     

  
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    ADS 134 - ESOL Expanded Reading and Writing Skills


    6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable upper intermediate ESOL students gain the reading and writing skills needed to transition from life skills ESOL courses. Topics to be covered include vocabulary development, reading strategies, identifying genre, complex sentence structure, discourse markers, and writing and editing strategies.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. develop a range of vocabulary learning strategies;
    2. employ various pre, mid, and post reading strategies;
    3. demonstrate the ability to summarize articles including identifying author tone and purpose;
    4. identify and produce complex sentence structures;
    5. recognize and appropriately use logical connectors and transition words to organize discourse;
    6. recognize features of various genre from writing models;
    7. use pre-writing skills to organize and develop writing;
    8. write a short composition demonstrating clear use of paragraphs to introduce,
    support, and conclude; and
    9. employ appropriate editing strategies to revise writing.

     

  
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    ADS 301 - ESOL Level 1: Life Skills


    6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable student to learn simple English for life and work. Topics to be covered include simple

    reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and pronunciation.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. demonstrate the ability to ask and answer simple yes/no and short answer questions;

    2. demonstrate the ability to give and follow simple multi-step directions and instructions;

    3. contrast individual consonant and vowel sounds;

    4. recognize and produce sentence level intonation;

    5. recognize and produce cardinal and ordinal numbers;

    6. demonstrate the ability to listen/read for specific information or main idea;

    7. interpret signs, symbols, charts and maps;

    8. write simple sentences using appropriate punctuation;

    9. write simple words or phrases from prompts or dictation; and

    10. demonstrate the ability to begin to appropriately use continuous tense in the affirmative and negative.

  
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    ADS 302 - ESOL Level Intro: Life Skills


    6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable the student to learn basic English for life and work. Topics to be covered include basic

    reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and pronunciation.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. recognize and respond to basic questions, greetings, and polite expressions;

    2. demonstrate the ability to follow very basic directions and instructions;

    3. demonstrate the ability to make letter-sound associations (phonemes);

    4. recognize and produce letters and numbers;

    5. identify U.S. coins and currency and values;

    6. demonstrate the ability to listen and read from a picture model or simple texts;

    7. interpret basic signs and symbols in environment;

    8. demonstrate the ability to fill out personal information forms;

    9. write simple words or phrases from prompts or dictation; and

    10. demonstrate the ability to begin to appropriately use simple present tense in the affirmative and negative.

     

     

  
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    ADS 303 - ESOL Level 2 – Life Skills


    6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable the student to learn to improve simple English for life and work. Topics to be covered

    include simple reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and pronunciation.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. converse on familiar topics and express basic needs;

    2. express a lack of understanding and ask for clarification;

    3. recognize and produce word endings and linking;

    4. distinguish word syllables and stress;

    5. use prediction as a reading or listening strategy;

    6. complete/create simple forms or charts;

    7. use graphic organizers;

    8. write lists, notes, and messages;

    9. write a simple paragraph with appropriate punctuation according to a model; and

    10. begin to appropriately use past tense in the affirmative and negative.

  
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    ADS 304 - ESOL Level 3 – EL Civics


    6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable the student to learn to develop English language skills and be introduced to civics

    concepts. Topics to be covered include more complex reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and pronunciation,

    along with civics concepts.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. demonstrate the ability to participate in routine social conversations in familiar contexts,

    2. express agreement or disagreement and give an opinion,

    3. identify and produce sentence stress,

    4. identify thought groups in speaking and reading,

    5. demonstrate the ability to listen/read for specific information and to make inferences and take notes,

    6. use pre-writing and editing strategies,

    7. write a descriptive paragraph with details on a familiar topic,

    8. demonstrate the ability to begin to appropriately use the perfect tense,

    9. demonstrate the ability to begin to understand U.S. Civics concepts, and

    10. compare/contrast U.S. and home country civics concepts.

  
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    ADS 305 - ESOL Level 4 – EL Civics


    6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable the student to learn to continue developing English language skills and build on civics

    concepts. Topics to be covered include more complex reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and pronunciation

    along with civics concepts.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. demonstrate the ability to participate in conversations on less familiar topics,

    2. use conversation strategies,

    3. demonstrate the ability to listen/read for meaning and author tone,

    4. identify focus and emphasis in speaking in writing,

    5. demonstrate the ability to read and understand multi-paragraph selections in different genre,

    6. use brainstorming, drafting, revising strategies in writing,

    7. write a multi-paragraph essay on a topic,

    8. demonstrate the ability to begin to appropriately use conditionals and understand conditional sentences,

    9. demonstrate the ability to build on understanding of U.S. civics concepts, and

    10. identify most important differences between U.S. and home country civics concepts.

  
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    ADS 311 - Essential Skills I


    .72 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable the student to learn basic educational skills in reading and mathematics. The preparation in this course is for real-life skills, job-related skills, and further education, including Essential Skills II. Topics to be covered include reading comprehension, language, writing, and number skills.

    Course Objectives:

    1. use reading skills, including work attack skills and word recognition;

    2. identify the main idea of a reading passage in the content areas;

    3. demonstrate the ability to answer questions concerning sequence, inference, and comprehension for level specific

    reading material in the content area;

    4. write a cohesive paragraph;

    5. demonstrate improved writing skills, including correct sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation; and

    6. solve mathematical problems using basic arithmetic computation.

  
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    ADS 312 - Essential Skills II


    7.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic reading, writing, and math skills needed to transition to

    Essential Skills III. Topics to be covered include reading comprehension improvement, parts of speech, vocabulary,

    sentence structure, paragraph development, critical thinking skills, decimals, fractions, percentages, and problem solving.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of problem solving techniques and how to apply them to reading comprehension in the

    content areas;

    2. identify and use simple, compound, and complex sentences;

    3. plan and write a paragraph;

    4. demonstrate an understanding of how to locate information in reference material;

    5. write complex paragraphs;

    6. use decimals to calculate unit price;

    7. develop the ability to convert between fractions, decimals, and percentages;

    8. develop the ability to compute basic math problems with emphasis on problem solving; and

    9. demonstrate an understanding of measurement skills in linear, area, and volume.

  
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    ADS 313 - Essential Skills III


    7.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic reading, writing, and math skills needed to transition to the

    GED course. Topics to be covered include reading comprehension for complex passages, content instruction in science

    and social studies, essay development, critical thinking skills, basic geometry, and basic algebra.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of content in social studies for level specific material,

    2. demonstrate an understanding of content in science for level specific material,

    3. plan and write complex paragraphs,

    3. plan and write an essay,

    4. demonstrate an understanding of computing math problems using fractions, decimals, and percentages; and

    5. perform basic geometry and algebraic functions with an emphasis on problem solving.

  
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    ADS 558 - External Diploma Program Skills Review


    1.35 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to evaluate students who need to demonstrate mastery of skills needed to earn a high school credential.  Topics include reading, writing, computation assessment, job readiness, and experiential learning.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of general competence in test-taking skills on a standardized test;
    2. identify the specific competencies needed to pass each of the six instruments necessary to begin the assessment phase of the External Diploma Program:
         a. computation- knowledge of operations, word problems, and logic related to whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents;
         b. writing skills- appropriate use of ordering in a passage, dictation, sentence relationships and paragraphing;
         c. reading skills- recognize main ideas, making inferences, interpreting charts and graphs, application of an idea and use of a supporting detail;
         d. job aptitude- evaluation of components necessary to search and select job categories;
         e. experiential assessment- evaluation of past experiences to identify an individual job skill;
         f. self identification of skills- evaluation of life skills one possesses through past experience and those necessary to be developed to ensure successful completion of the high school credential.
     

  
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    ADS 788 - External Diploma Program Portfolio Assessment


    5.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to enable the student to learn and demonstrate high school level abilities in order to develop a portfolio and earn a high school credential. Aligned to the College and career Readiness standards, this course will assess seventy (70) competencies that include foundation competencies in life skills contexts. Topics to be covered include the foundation competencies of communication and media literacy, applied math/numeracy, information and communication technology (ICT), and the life skills contexts of civic literacy and community participation, consumer awareness and financial literacy, cultural literacy, geography and history, health literacy, science and 21st century workplace.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. recognize the relationship of prior learning to degree/life goals;
    2. identify personal, career, and educational goals;
    3. identify resources for further education and training;
    4. identify and describe in detail the components of a current job or past job history;
    5. identify and exercise political and civic participation in a democracy;
    6. identify, analyze, and interpret informational and literary texts;
    7. write to present, explain, and examine information and ideas;
    8. demonstrate the ability to make oral presentations, with content and language appropriate for the purpose and audience;
    9. demonstrate an understanding of local, national, and global geography;
    10. use numbers sense and operations;
    11. analyze and solve equations;
    12. apply knowledge of geometry and measurement;
    13. analyze and interpret statistics and data;
    14. interpret information to demonstrate financial planning;
    15. use technology for research, organizing, and communicating information and problem solving; and
    16. use the scientific method to collect, investigate, hypothesize, and analyze information.

  
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    ADS 990 - ESOL English for Business Communication


    6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    This course is designed to assist high intermediate to advanced level non-native English speakers improve communication

    skills in the field of business. Students will learn how to better establish and maintain business relationships. Topics to be

    covered include language for meetings, presentations, collaborations, negotiations, and social interactions.

     

    Course Objectives:

    1. distinguish between different business organization and management models,

    2. demonstrate the ability to collaboratively work on or with a team,

    3. establish and maintain business relationships,

    4. demonstrate the ability to appropriately use business terminology in speaking and writing,

    5. formulate and respond to requests in a business setting,

    6. analyze and share business data,

    7. demonstrate the ability to navigate business meetings,

    8. demonstrate an understanding of and use the language of negotiation,

    9. write or present on a business topic, and

    10. explore career advancement in the field of business.


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    ARP 294 - Preparation for MD State Safety Inspection Test


    .6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

    Review the applicable Code of Maryland Regulation (COMAR) and test taking strategies. Review handbook and administrative responsibilities of an inspector. Minimal out-of-class study required. Designed for automotive technicians seeking certification. Test results are not guaranteed.

    Course Objectives:

    1. Improve one’s post score on the written test.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of the handbook.
    3. Use the handbook to find information.
    4. Use the Hoppy Vision I headlight aligner.

 

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