2016-2017 Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2022  
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Music

  
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    MUSIC 132 American Music

    (F1 904)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This is an historical survey of the development and major cultural contributions of American music and composers including symphonic, jazz, and popular forms within the context of American culture and society.
  
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    MUSIC 143 Class Voice I


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 2 hrs transfer credit
    Group instruction in fundamentals of singing, voice production, breathing, diction, vocalizing, and technical exercises; elementary song literature is introduced as progress is made.
  
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    MUSIC 144 Class Voice II


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 143 
    1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 2 hrs transfer credit
    A continuation of MUSIC 143 , this course provides group instruction at a more advanced level. In addition to correct vocal production, breathing, diction, and technical exercises, learning of songs is emphasized.
  
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    MUSIC 152 Jazz Ensemble I


    Prerequisite: None
    1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    This course is open to music majors and all intermediate level musicians interested in studying and performing in an instrumental jazz ensemble. Improvisation, reading lead sheets and arrangements, and ensemble techniques are covered.
  
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    MUSIC 153 Jazz Ensemble II


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 152 
    1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    This course is a continuation of MUSIC 152 . It provides instrumental ensemble experience with an emphasis on improvisation.
  
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    MUSIC 162 Jazz Choir I


    Prerequisite: None
    1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    This ensemble focuses on singing jazz and related contemporary genres. Students collaborate on group and solo arrangements of vocal standards, develop singing techniques, learn about different song forms, and are introduced to improvisation and reading music and lead-sheets.
  
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    MUSIC 163 Jazz Choir II


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 162  
    1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    This ensemble focuses on singing jazz and related contemporary genres. Students collaborate on group and solo arrangements of vocal standards, develop singing techniques, learn about different song forms, and are introduced to improvisation and reading music and lead-sheets.
  
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    MUSIC 171 Fundamentals of Music Production


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 2 hrs transfer credit
    This course provides an introduction to computer assisted music production concepts, technology (including MIDI and/ or other current), and techniques. In addition, basic piano keyboarding skills are covered. It is a required course for students in music technology or production.
  
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    MUSIC 172 Music in Film and Television


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 130  or MUSIC 132 
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs credit
    This course examines the uses of music in film and television and provides an overview of the industry. The breadth of music is explored through critical analysis of significant works and consideration of aesthetic, technical, historical, psychological and social tools, and trends.
  
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    MUSIC 173 Introduction to Digital Sound


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lectures, 1 lab hr per week: 2 hrs credit
    Students are introduces to the concepts and tools for developing soundtracks for use in video, film, games and multimedia applications. Collecting, processing, editing, and synchronizing the sounds to video are explored.
  
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    MUSIC 174 Computer-Assisted Music Production


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher; MUSIC 171 
    4 lectures per week: 4 hrs credit
    This course is the second in a sequence of courses that teaches technical and aesthetic concepts of digital music production. Students advance their skills of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), computer sequencing, and multitrack recording using software applications and tools. Through a series of projects, each student will produce an audio CD using Sonar 8.
  
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    MUSIC 176 Sound Recording Techniques


    Prerequisite: PHYSI 101 ; MUSIC 171 
    2 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
    This course provides students hands-on training in recording audio of music and sound. Microphone types and set-up, mixing board set-up and management, room acoustics evaluation, sound isolation, and post-production techniques are covered.
  
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    MUSIC 181 Private Lessons I


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    1 lecture per week: 1 hr transfer cr
    Private instruction in voice or an instrument is provided for students who are not music majors. Students meet weekly with the instructor for a half-hour lesson emphasizing technique, reading skills and repertoires. Instruction is offered in voice, piano, brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion, organ, bass, or guitar. (may be repeated 3 times)
  
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    MUSIC 182 Private Lessons II


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 181 
    1 lecture per week: 1 hr transfer cr
    Continued private instruction in voice or an instrument is provided for students who are not music majors. Students meet weekly with the instructor for a half-hour lesson emphasizing technique, reading skills and repertoires. Instruction is offered in voice, piano, brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion, organ, bass, or guitar. (may be repeated 3 times)
  
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    MUSIC 191 Private Applied Music I


    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
    2 lectures per week: 2 hrs transfer credit
    Private instruction is provided in voice or an instrument, emphasizing techniques, performance, and pedagogical fundamentals. Students who plan to transfer to an upper-division program as music majors are required to enroll each semester in a selected area of performance concentration. Instruction is offered in voice, piano, brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion, organ, bass, or guitar. (may be repeated 3 times)
  
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    MUSIC 192 Private Applied Music II


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 191  
    2 lectures per week: 2 hrs transfer credit
    Continued private instruction in voice or an instrument, emphasizing techniques, performance, and pedagogical fundamentals. Students who plan to transfer to an upper-division program as music majors are required to enroll each semester in a selected area of performance concentration. (may be repeated 3 times)
  
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    MUSIC 201 Musicianship III


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 102  
    4 lectures hrs per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
    This course is the third in a sequence of four that provides extensive training in the fundamentals of music theory and ear training. It deals with the notational and aural aspects of Western music including scales, intervals, meter, rhythm, melody, and chords, and provides an introduction to polyphony and common musical forms including binary, ABA, and sonata-allegro. It continues a study of chord progressions and training in sight-singing, melodic, and rhythmic dictation, and chord recognition, and introduces two-part singing and harmonic dictation.
  
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    MUSIC 202 Musicianship IV


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 201 
    4 lectures hrs per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
    This course is the fourth in a sequence of four that provides extensive training in music theory and ear training. It deals with the notational and aural aspects of Western music, with an introduction to non-Western scales and tonality. It continues a study of form and focuses on 20th century theory and compositional developments. It continues a study of chord progressions and training in sight-singing; melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation; and part singing.
  
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    MUSIC 252 Jazz Ensemble III


    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
    1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    This course is a continuation of MUSIC 153 . It provides instrumental ensemble experience with an emphasis on improvisation.
  
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    MUSIC 253 Jazz Ensemble IV


    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
    1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr credit
    This course is a continuation of MUSIC 252 . It provides instrumental ensemble experience with an emphasis on improvisation.
  
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    MUSIC 262 Jazz Choir III


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 163  
    1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    This ensemble focuses on singing jazz and related contemporary genres. Students collaborate on group and solo arrangements of vocal standards, develop singing techniques, learn about different song forms, and are introduced to improvisation and reading music and lead-sheets.
  
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    MUSIC 263 Jazz Choir IV


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 262  
    1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    This ensemble focuses on singing jazz and related contemporary genres. Students collaborate on group and solo arrangements of vocal standards, develop singing techniques, learn about different song forms, and are introduced to improvisation and reading music and lead-sheets.
  
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    MUSIC 274 Digital Composition for Video


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 174  
    4 lectures per week: 4 hrs credit
    This course teaches the creative and technical aspects of composing and synchronizing music for video using computer-assisted digital technology (Sonar 8 and Adobe Audition), and existing visual media.
  
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    MUSIC 281 Private Lessons III


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 182 
    1 lecture per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    Continued private instruction in voice or an instrument is provided for students who are not music majors. Students meet weekly with the instructor for a half-hour lesson emphasizing technique, reading skills, and repertoires. (may be repeated 3 times)
  
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    MUSIC 282 Private Lessons IV


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 281 
    1 lecture per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    Continued private instruction in voice or an instrument is provided for students who are not music majors. Students meet weekly with the instructor for a half-hour lesson emphasizing technique, reading skills, and repertoires. Instruction is offered in voice, piano, brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion, organ, bass, or guitar. (may be repeated 3 times)
  
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    MUSIC 291 Private Applied Music III


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 192  
    2 lectures per week: 2 hrs transfer credit
    Continued private instruction in voice or an instrument, emphasizing techniques, performance, and pedagogical fundamentals. Students who plan to transfer to an upper-division program as music majors are required to enroll each semester in a selected area of performance concentration. Instruction is offered in voice, piano, brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion, organ, bass, or guitar. (may be repeated 3 times)
  
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    MUSIC 292 Private Applied Music IV


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 192  
    2 lectures per week: 2 hrs transfer credit
    Continued private instruction in voice or an instrument, emphasizing techniques, performance, and pedagogical fundamentals. Students who plan to transfer to an upper-division program as music majors are required to enroll each semester in a selected area of performance concentration. (may be repeated 3 times)
  
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    MUSIC 299 Music Production Internship


    Prerequisite: MUSIC 172 , MUSIC 176 , MUSIC 274 ; consent of instructor
    10 lab hrs per week: 2 hrs credit
    This course provides workplace experience for students in the field of music technology and production.

Nursing

  
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    NURS 100 Nurse Assistant Training


    Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 60 or above. Must be 16 years of age and have Social Security card. Must enroll in person.
    6 lectures, 3 lab hrs per week: 7 hrs credit
    This course teaches the basic nursing skills necessary to become a nursing assistant. Students are led from the integrated roles of the health care team to the specific duties of the nursing assistant and the skills necessary to give basic patient care and to deal with families.
  
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    NURS 101 Basic Care Concepts


    Prerequisite: Registration in the Nursing program
    4 lectures, 2 college lab hrs, 6 clinical lab hrs per week: 7 hrs credit
    This theoretical and clinical course is course designed to assist the student in understanding concepts necessary to provide evidence-based, patient-centered care. Concepts include: communication, culture, development, palliation, safety, mobility, hygiene, perfusion, nutrition, gas exchange, and elimination. Emphasis is placed on developing intrapersonal and interpersonal communication skills while utilizing the nursing process to optimize health and wellness and differentiate the normal from the abnormal.
  
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    NURS 102 Acute Care Concepts


    Prerequisite: NURS 101  and BIOL 222  
    5 lectures, 2 college lab hrs, 6 clinical lab hrs per week: 8 hrs credit
    This theoretical and clinical course is designed to explore the concepts of inflammation-infection, pain, stress, fluid and electrolyte balance, glucose regulation, nutrition, perfusion, gas exchange, sensory perception, and cellular regulation. Students will engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and utilize the nursing process to provide safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care to culturally diverse patients throughout the lifespan.
  
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    NURS 110 Seminar in Nursing Practice


    Prerequisite: NURS 102 
    1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 2 hrs credit
    The focus of this course is to enhance freshman nursing students’ competence in decision making skills, critical thinking, and clinical judgments/practice.
  
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    NURS 111 Nursing as a Profession


    Prerequisite: Registration in the Nursing program
    1 lecture per week: 1 hr credit
    A course designed to introduce students to the theories and concepts of nursing and health. Students explore how these concepts affect the study they are undertaking. Historical developments are presented as a basis for the current explosion of theories and concepts of emerging care and responsibilities. The conceptual framework of their program is discussed, and the legalities involving care they will administer are identified.
  
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    NURS 201 Family Care Concepts


    Prerequisite: NURS 102  
    6 lectures, 2 college lab hrs, 12 clinical lab hrs per week: 11 hrs credit
    This theoretical and clinical course focuses on theories and concepts related to communication problems, the expanding family, and microbial defense. Concepts include care of children from birth through adolescence, the effects of illness on growth and development, safety, health promotion, and disease prevention. Patient and family-centered care based on evidence-based recommendations is emphasized. Other topics include use of data related to patient care outcomes to evaluate and improve quality and safety of nursing care, collaboration, evaluating the risk of harm to patients, and compliance with the legal, ethical, and moral standards of nursing.
  
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    NURS 202 Advanced Care Concepts


    Prerequisite: NURS 201  
    6 lectures, 2 college lab hrs, 12 clinical lab hrs per week: 11 hrs credit
    This theoretical and clinical course focuses on theories and concepts related to the management of patients with problems across the life span including cardiac, renal, orthopedic, sensory, and neuro-endocrine disorders. Concepts include prioritization and care based upon respect for patient and family preferences. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based recommendations that promote health and improve outcomes, collaboration within the health care team, evaluating the risk of harm to patients, and combining technology with clinical reasoning to promote effective communication and safe, quality patient care.

     

  
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    NURS 211 Preparation for Professional Nursing


    Prerequisite: Acceptance into Nursing Program
    2 lectures per week: 2 hrs credit
    This course is designed to prepare the graduate for the professional practice of nursing. The nursing roles and the legal implications for the graduate nurse are discussed along with the recent developments and realities as they affect the everyday practice of nursing. Submission of a research paper is utilized to enhance written communication skills.

Philosophy

  
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    PHILO 101 Introduction to Philosophy

    (IAI: H4 900)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    In this course students learn to think and write philosophically. They are introduced to major philosophers and schools of thought.
  
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    PHILO 202 Ethics

    (H4 904)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    In this course students examine the role of reason in ethical decision-making. Traditional types of ethical reasoning are studied, compared, and applied to topics of current concern.
  
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    PHILO 203 Introduction to Logic

    (H4 906)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course introduces formal reasoning, including the nature and evaluation of deductive and inductive references, language and meaning, symbolization, formal and informal fallacies, and evidence and its nature and role in critical thinking.
  
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    PHILO 204 Philosophy of Religion

    (H4 905)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course covers religious concepts and theories such as the existence and nature of a deity, the nature of good and evil, reason and faith, ethics, and the after-life. It may also include an examination of the nature of religious language and experience.
  
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    PHILO 205 Eastern Philosophy

    (H4 903N)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course presents the thoughts of great philosophers of the Eastern Tradition, including the ideas of Siddhartha Gautama, Lao-Tzu, Kahlil Gibran, and others.

Photographic Studies

  
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    PHOTO 170 Digital Camera Skills


    Prerequisite: None
    1 lecture per week: 1 hr credit
    This course deals with basics of digital camera operation. Students explore solutions to visual problems posed during group field trips. (Digital cameras are provided)
  
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    PHOTO 171 Introduction to Photography


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    6 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course investigates the principles of photography. Students learn camera controls and apply the methods of photography and print techniques. The course explores the medium through a series of visual problems and emphasizes photography as a means of personal expression.
  
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    PHOTO 175 Basic Lighting Skills


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    1 lecture, 4 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
    Students in this course are introduced to the mechanics of photographic lighting. It explores the following topics: application and practice of proper metering, studio set up, lighting adjustment, storage of equipment, and use of various accessories.
  
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    PHOTO 180 Digital Imaging


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    1 lecture, 4 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
    This is a detailed introduction to Digital Imaging tools and techniques used in the digital conversion and adjustment of photographic images. Students learn to correct, composite, retouch, and manipulate photographs in RGB/CMYK color space. Digital printing, film, print scanning, and proper storage of images on disk are also covered.
  
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    PHOTO 196 Careers in Photography


    Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in photography
    1 lecture per week: 1 hr credit
    This course surveys the structure, working conditions, and specific job responsibilities in the field of photography. Classroom presentations, guest lectures, and AV materials provide students with an understanding of production methods and explore the employment potential for each specialty.
  
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    PHOTO 267 Video Production


    Prerequisite: 6 studio credit hours in photography; or for students majoring in Mass Communications, COMM 111 ; or for students in the GC or Art programs, ART 115 
    2 lectures, 4 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs credit
    This course familiarizes students with video production in a studio environment. They will gain the skills to produce basic video productions for television and the web. Students will make class presentations, write production proposals, and produce videos.
  
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    PHOTO 268 Event and Wedding Photography


    Prerequisite: 6 studio credit hours in photography
    2 lectures, 4 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs credit
    This course investigates the principles and practices of event and wedding photography.
  
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    PHOTO 276 Commercial Techniques


    Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in photography
    2 lectures, 4 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs credit
    This course concentrates on camera and lighting techniques used in the creation of product photography. It addresses the use of high-resolution digital camera equipment, tabletop setups, and studio lighting for the production of catalog, advertising, and special effects photography.
  
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    PHOTO 282 Fine Art Process


    Prerequisite: PHOTO 171 , PHOTO 180 , or consent of instructor
    6 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
    This course explores various experimental camera, darkroom and digital techniques. Projects include multiple composite, infrared film, digital filtration, optical distortion, Polaroid emulsion/ image transfers, cliche verre (enlargements, scans), and hand-coloring techniques.
  
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    PHOTO 283 Portraiture


    Prerequisite: PHOTO 175  or consent of instructor
    1 lecture, 4 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
    This course is an introduction to creating studio and available light portraits featuring tungsten and electronic strobe applications. Emphasis is placed on correct use of diffused, reflective and spot lighting techniques, proper metering, and posing of the sitter. Projects are completed using digital cameras and color inkjet production.
  
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    PHOTO 285 Digital Color Production


    Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in photography or consent of instructor
    2 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
    This course investigates color light theory and the digital controls of color reproduction currently available in photography. Students work with software designed to develop and maintain color management of photographic output by calibrating displays, profiling scanners, cameras, and small to wide format inkjet printers.
  
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    PHOTO 286 Independent Photo Project


    Prerequisite: 12 credit hours in photography or consent of instructor
    6 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
    This course encourages individual exploration of a personal visual direction or idea with emphasis on the fine art approach to photography. A proposal outline and complete portfolio are required of each participant.
  
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    PHOTO 287 Independent Photo Studio


    Prerequisite: 12 credit hours in photography or consent of instructor
    6 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
    Students in this course propose advanced photographic exploration with emphasis in portrait, fashion, or commercial product photography. Each participant must have completed prior course work in their chosen area of concentration.
  
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    PHOTO 291 Survey of Contemporary Photography


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course gives students the opportunity to visit exhibitions at museums and galleries and become familiar with current trends in photography. Some classes will meet at the exhibition sites while others will be held on campus.
  
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    PHOTO 292 Photo Workshop: Special Topics


    Prerequisite: PHOTO 171 , plus 6 additional hours in photography
    2 lectures, 4 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs credit
    This advanced course explores a variety of specific subjects in a concentrated format. This course is repeatable (three times) for credit. (may be repeated 3 times for credit with different topics)
  
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    PHOTO 293 Advanced Portraiture


    Prerequisite: PHOTO 283 
    1 lecture, 4 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
    This course features the use of sophisticated studio strobe systems in making professional portraits. Students work on multi-light sets to produce photographs of individuals, couples, families, and groups. Radio transmitter operation, color burst background techniques and location lighting methods are also covered.
  
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    PHOTO 297 Professional Portfolio


    Prerequisite: PHOTO 275, PHOTO 285 , or consent of instructor
    2 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
    This course helps students understand the process of preparing a portfolio of creative commercial photographs for career readiness. Class activities include career planning, creation of portfolio content and assembly, resume organization, and personal presentation. Individual peer and/ or professional critiques are conducted each week for career potential feedback.
  
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    PHOTO 298 Seminar


    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PHOTO 299 
    1 lecture per week: 1 hr credit
    Students meet with program coordinator one hour per week to discuss various problems and issues encountered in the internship.
  
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    PHOTO 299 Internship


    Prerequisite: 12 credit hrs in PHOTO and consent of program coordinator
    15 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit (variable credit)
    The student internship program allows students to earn college credit while working in an approved photography-related business. This course is scheduled by joint agreement of the student, the site supervisor and the program coordinator.

Physical Education

  
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    PE 101 Physical Fitness I


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    This course is designed to assist individuals in establishing a foundation for personal fitness. Students are administered basic fitness assessment and engage in a structured exercise program utilizing flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular efficiency. May be repeated three more times for credit.
  
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    PE 102 Physical Fitness II


    Prerequisite: PE 101  
    2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    A continuation of PE 101 , this course is designed to assist students in achieving an intermediate level of fitness. Students are administered fitness assessments to determine progress in the areas of flexibility, strength and cardiovascular efficiency.
  
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    PE 103 Physical Fitness III


    Prerequisite: PE 102 
    2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    A continuation of PE 102 , this course is designed to assist students in achieving a high level of fitness. Special emphasis is placed on maintaining target heart rate levels in order to determine further personal cardiovascular efficiency. Students are administered fitness assessments to determine personal progress.
  
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    PE 104 Physical Fitness IV


    Prerequisite: PE 103  
    2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    A continuation of PE 103 , this course is designed to assist students in maintaining a high level of fitness. Students achieve a basic understanding of the impact of increased duration, frequency, and intensity levels in regard to enhancing physiological performance.
  
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    PE 105 Aerobics I


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    This course assists individuals to improve strengthening, toning, and cardiovascular system through walking, Pilates, or yoga. (may be repeated 3 times)
  
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    PE 106 Aerobics II


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer cr
    This course assists individuals to improve cardiovascular conditioning through step aerobics, kickboxing or low-impact aerobics. Strengthening and toning exercises are also introduced. (may be repeated 3 times)
  
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    PE 107 Aerobics III


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer cr
    This course assists individuals to improve their cardiovascular conditioning through aqua aerobics. Strengthening and toning exercises are also introduced in the swimming pool environment. (may be repeated 3 times)
  
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    PE 108 Aerobics IV


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer cr
    This course assists individuals desiring a higher level of intensity with choreography. This is accomplished through boot camp style, indoor cycling, or dance aerobics. Strengthening and toning exercises will also be introduced. (may be repeated 3 times)
  
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    PE 151 Basketball


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    This course teaches the basic rules of basketball, playing court dimensions, and equipment needed. Fundamentals of passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, individual offense, and defense are emphasized.
  
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    PE 161 Soccer


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    Learn the basic rules and fundamentals of soccer. Course instruction includes kicking, passing, trapping, heading, tackling, the throw-in, and goal keeping. Basic offensive and defensive strategies and tactics are also discussed.
  
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    PE 162 Volleyball


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    This course teaches students the basic skills and rules associated with the game of volleyball. Skills covering overhead passing, forearm passing, serving, spiking, and blocking are explored. Practice games are conducted to emphasize each skill.
  
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    PE 163 Golf


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    Examine rules and various skills associated with the game of golf. Techniques and skills such as proper grip, stance, swing, pitch, chip, sand shots, putting, and a variety of golf exercises are explored.
  
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    PE 164 Tennis


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    This course teaches students basic rules of play and scoring procedures in tennis. Students are taught appropriate grip and techniques for a variety of tennis strokes.
  
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    PE 165 Softball


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr transfer credit
    This course teaches students the basic rules of play and the basic skills associated with softball. Hitting, catching, fielding, throwing, and running bases are explored.

Physical Education: Exercise Science

  
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    PES 200 Officiating Sports


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    Instruction is provided in the fundamental techniques, rules, procedures, and professional attitude required of officials in flag football, softball, volleyball, and basketball.
  
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    PES 201 Introduction to Physical Education


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    2 lecture hrs per week: 2 hrs transfer credit
    This course provides introductory materials for pre-physical education majors. Emphasis is on pre-professional exposure to a variety of physical education related careers. The history of physical education, athletics, and related leisure activities are explored.
  
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    PES 202 Cultural Dance I


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    2 lectures per week: 2 hrs transfer credit
    This course introduces students to specific dance techniques, rhythmic patterns, instrumentation, and appropriate musical forms associated with African, Afro Brazilian, Latin, and/or Caribbean dance styles. This is accomplished through lecture and activity.
  
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    PES 210 Lifestyle Fitness Coaching


    Prerequisite: Program Coordinator consent required
    2 lectures per week: 2 hrs credit
    Students will learn communication and facilitation skills to help their clients achieve positive behavior changes and establish expectations for personal growth and healthy active living.
  
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    PES 215 Group Fitness Instructor Training


    Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator
    2 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course provides the methods, techniques, and skills that enable students to provide safe aerobic activities as instructors.
  
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    PES 220 Fitness Assessment/Exercise Program Design I


    Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator
    2 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course introduces students to the skills, organization, and methods of fitness testing. Students also learn exercise program design.
  
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    PES 225 Weight Training: Theory & Application


    Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator
    1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 2 hrs transfer credit
    This course emphasizes instructional techniques and skill development in progressive resistance strength training. Anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical principles are studied and applied to design effective programs for individuals and groups.
  
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    PES 230 Nutrition for Sports and Exercise


    Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course provides an overview of the basic principles of nutrition and weight management with particular application to exercise and sport.
  
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    PES 235 Athletic Training Techniques


    Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course is a study of the basic concepts and techniques in prevention, recognition and management of common sport and exercise injuries, including methods in conditioning for injury prevention, evaluation, taping safety, and emergency procedures.
  
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    PES 250 Kinesiology


    Prerequisite: BIOL 108  or BIOL 221  and BIOL 222 , and consent of program coordinator
    3 lecture hrs per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course focuses on the functional anatomical basis of human motion accomplished through studying the skeletal, neural, and muscular systems.
  
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    PES 255 Special Populations


    Prerequisite: BIOL 108  or BIOL 221  and BIOL 222 , PE 220, and consent of program coordinator
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course emphasizes safe and effective fitness programming by addressing physiological difference, and techniques and tools for motivating special populations.
  
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    PES 260 Fitness/Exercise Facility Management


    Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs credit
    This course introduces students to fitness/exercise/recreation facilities and their operational procedures. The management process regarding facility design, personnel management, marketing, budgeting, and insurance issues are discussed.
  
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    PES 265 Physiology of Exercise


    Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course is designed to teach the basic physiological principles of exercise.
  
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    PES 298 Internship Seminar


    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PE 299 and consent of program coordinator
    1 lecture per week: 1 hr credit
    This seminar is designed to provide direction on building a successful personal training business.
  
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    PES 299 Internship for Personal Trainers


    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PE 298 and consent of program coordinator
    15 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
    This course is designed to provide real-world experience. Students are supervised in Fitness Center arranged by the program coordinator.

Physical Science

  
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    PHYSC 111 Physical Science

    (P9 900L)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
    This is an introductory lab course focusing on everyday experiences in physics, chemistry, and astronomy. Basic ideas of motion, matter, and energy are explored and related to astronomy and the importance of scientific discoveries to our society.
  
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    PHYSC 112 Earth Science

    (P1 905L)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
    Earth Science is an introductory lab course which surveys topics in geology, meteorology, and environmental science. The geology portion includes rocks, streams, glaciers, earthquakes, plate tectonics, volcanism, and mountain building. The meteorology portion focuses on the atmosphere, weather and climate. Human influence on the environment is emphasized.

Physics

  
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    PHYSI 101 Conceptual Physics

    (P1 901L)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher; placement into MATH 090  or higher or completion of MATH 085  with C or better.
    3 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
    This course is a one semester conceptual study of the major topics and concepts of physics. Topics include description of motion, Newton’s laws of motion and universal gravitational law, the planets and Kepler’s laws, energy, impulse and momentum, fluid mechanics, temperature, heat and laws of thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, wave motion, sound waves and acoustic music, EM waves and optics, introduction to modern physics and cosmology, and solid-state physics.
  
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    PHYSI 105 Physics and Society

    (P1 901)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week; 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course will introduce students to the scientific and technological challenges posed by such issues as climate change, nuclear energy, communication and satellite technology, space exploration, alternative energy, and the medical applications of electromagnetic imaging and nuclear radiation. Acoustics and music, quantum mechanics, and Einstein’s theory of relativity will also be addressed.
  
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    PHYSI 120 College Physics I

    (P1 900L)
    Prerequisite: MATH 151  with a grade of C or better
    3 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
    This lab course is the first of a two-semester college algebra-based sequence designed to meet the needs of life and health science, liberal arts, and pre-professional students. Topics include vector algebra, Newton’s laws of motion, description of motion and motion with constant acceleration, projectile motion, circular motion, work and conservation of energy, impulse and linear momentum, torque and angular momentum, fluids, elasticity and oscillations, waves and sound, and thermal physics and thermodynamics.
  
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    PHYSI 130 College Physics II


    Prerequisite: PHYSI 120  with a grade of C or better
    3 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
    This lab course is the second of a two-semester college algebra-based sequence designed to meet the needs of life and health science, liberal arts, and pre-professional students. Topics include electric forces and fields, electric potential, capacitors and dielectrics, electric current and circuits, magnetic forces and fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating current and circuits, electromagnetic waves and optics, reflection and refraction of light, optical instruments, interference and diffraction, quantum and particle physics and relativity.
  
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    PHYSI 210 University Physics I

    (P2 900L; PHY 911)
    Prerequisite: MATH 171  with a grade of C or better and high school physics
    3 lectures, 3 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
    University Physics I is the first course in a three-semester calculus-based sequence designed for pre-engineering, science, and mathematics majors. Topics include measurement and vectors, motion in one dimension, motion in two and three dimensions, Newton’s laws of motion and applications of Newton’s laws, work and kinetic energy, conservation of energy and momentum, rotation and angular momentum, gravity, static equilibrium and elasticity, fluid mechanics, and oscillations.
  
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    PHYSI 220 University Physics II

    (PHY 912)
    Prerequisite: PHYSI 210  and MATH 172  with a grade of C or better
    3 lectures, 3 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
    University Physics II is the second course in a three-semester calculus-based sequence designed for pre-engineering, science, and mathematics majors. Topics include temperature and kinetic theory of gasses, heat and the 1st law of thermodynamics, the 2nd law of thermodynamics, thermal properties, the electric field and Gauss’s law, electric potential, capacitors, electric current and direct-current (dc) circuits, magnetic fields, sources of the magnetic field, magnetic induction (Faraday’s and Lenz’s laws), alternating current (ac) circuits, and Maxwell’s Equations.
  
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    PHYSI 230 University Physics III

    (PHY 914)
    Prerequisite: PHYSI 220  and MATH 173  with a grade of C or better
    3 lectures, 3 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
    University Physics III is the third course in a three-semester calculus-based sequence designed for pre-engineering, science, and physical science majors. Topics include waves/acoustics (mechanical waves, sound and hearing, intensity, superposition and standing waves, and Doppler effect), electromagnetic waves and optics (Maxwell’s Equations. energy and momentum in EM waves, properties of light, optical images, interference and diffraction), and modern physics (relativity, dual nature of light, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, molecules and solid-state physics, nuclear physics, and particle physics)..

Pipefitting

  
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    PIPE 101 Fundamentals of Pipefitting


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lectures per week: 2 hrs credit
    This course covers the specifications, applications and maintenance of pipes, fittings and valves; simple pipe calculations and template development; tools used in piping; proper valve installation and maintenance; and consideration of safe working pressures of pipes and valves are covered.
  
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    PIPE 102 Drains, Wastes, and Vents


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lectures per week: 2 hrs credit
    This course is designed to acquaint students with the proper materials for sewer, soil, vent, and waste pipes; principles of drainage flow and proper venting; traps and installation of unit sanitation equipment, and joints and fittings used on drainage systems.
 

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