Course Descriptions

CMS 100 Introduction to Human Communication. (3) I, II. An introduction to the study of human communication. Overview of major topics in contemporary theories of intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, and public communication. Practice in the development of skills in each of these areas. Gen. Ed. E-1C.

ENG 101 Reading, Writing and Rhetoric. (3) I, II. Prerequisite: ENG 095 or ACT English subscore of 18 or higher. A writing course developing critical reading skills while integrating and responding to varied sources; composing texts including summaries, analyses, evaluations, responses, and arguments; emphasizing style, organization, coherence, purpose, and persuasion for different audiences. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for 101R. Gen. Ed. E-1A.

ENG 102 Research, Writing and Rhetoric. (3) I, II. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a minimum grade of “C” (or equivalent). A writing course refining components of ENG 101 studying information sources and research methods; accessing, critically reading, evaluating, integrating, and documenting primary and secondary sources; utilizing information technology for inquiry, analysis, and argumentation. Gen. Ed. E-1B.

HIS 102 American Civilization to 1877. (3) A. Formerly HIS 202. Transition from colonial to independent republic; social, cultural, and economic institutions derived from agrarian conditions; the influence of European foundations. Required of all majors and minors in history. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for HIS 202. Gen. Ed. E-5A.

HIS 103 American Civilization Since 1877. (3) A. Formerly HIS 203. Conflicts between demands of an industrial society and agrarian values; interrelationships between world expressions and American experience. Required of all majors and minors in history. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for HIS 203. Gen. Ed. E-5A.

HUM 124 Humanities and the Search for Meaning. (3) I, II. An introduction to the comparative and interdisciplinary study of culture, including Western and non-Western literature, visual art, music, and design, emphasizing integrative thinking as a means toward affirming values for living meaningfully in today’s world. Gen. Ed. E- 3A, 3B.

MAT 114 College Algebra. (3) I, II. Formerly MAT 107. Prerequisite: MAT 098 with a minimum grade of “C”, a minimum score of 22 on the mathematics portion of the ACT, a minimum score of 510 on the mathematics portion of the SAT, or a passing score on an algebra placement test. Real and complex numbers, integer and rational exponents, polynomial and rational equations and inequalities, graphs of functions and relations, exponential and logarithmic functions. Use of graphing calculators. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for MAT 107. ¬3 Lec /1 Lab. Gen. Ed. E-2.

MAT 122. Precalculus Mathematics. (5) I, II. Formerly MAT 109. Prerequisite: MAT 107, 112, or 114 with a minimum grade of “C”, a minimum score of 23 on the mathematics portion of the ACT, or a minimum score of 550 on the mathematics portion of the SAT. Polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and inverses. Sequences and series, systems of linear and nonlinear equations and inequalities, the complex number system, vectors, the binomial theorem, mathematical induction, and conic sections. Use of graphing calculators. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for MAT 109. Gen. Ed. E-2

MUH 171 Music Appreciation. (3) I, II. May not count toward a music major or minor. Provides the general college student with a cultural background in music. Masterpieces of music, composers, and techniques presented through listening materials and concert attendance. Gen. Ed. E-3A.

PHI 130 Beginning Ethics. (3) I, II. Survey of theories concerning the nature of right and wrong, emphasizing how these theories can be applied to personal moral choices. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for PHI 130S. Gen. Ed. E-3B.

PSY 200 Introduction to Psychology. (3) I, II. Prerequisite: completion of developmental reading requirement. A survey of the major content areas and methods of psychology, including history, biological correlates, cognition, language, intelligence, motivation, emotion, development, personality, abnormal, therapy, and social behavior. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 200 and 200W. Gen. Ed. E-5B.

SOC 131 Introductory Sociology. (3) I, II. Basic principles and concepts of sociology, including culture, socialization, social structure, groups, social processes, and social change. Gen. Ed. E-5B.

 

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