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American Literature Add to cart

College Credits: 3 

The American Literature Course surveys prose and poetry written in the United States from colonial times to the present. It emphasizes fiction and poetry and is primarily a presentation of knowledge about literary works—their content, their backgrounds, and their authors—but it also is concerned about and requires familiarity with the concepts and terminology used by literary critics and literary historians. 

One should survey American literature and its basic literary periods to gain a sense of the historical development of American literature, while making personal observations and analysis. Traditional American writings will be selected from a diverse group of authors and will be presented and analyzed to gain an understanding of how American authors influenced the heritage of the United States. 

Biology Add to cart

College Credits: 3 

Students will develop knowledge and understanding of information collection and interpretation, hypothesis analysis, and principles and processes of biology. This course will address fundamental biological principles using the two cornerstones of modern biology: genetics and evolution. Elementary chemistry, cell theory, reproduction, and development will also be covered. The emphasis is on biological chemistry, cell structure and function, cellular metabolism, genetics. Introduction will be made to the basic principles of modern biology, including biomacromolecules, bioenergetics, cell structure, homeostasis, evolution, and ecological relationships. 

College Algebra Add to cart

College Credits: 3

College Algebra is a college-level algebra course for non-mathematics majors. In this course, students will become familiar with currently taught algebraic vocabulary, symbols, and notation and will learn to solve both routine problems requiring basic algebraic skills and non-routine problems that demonstrate their understanding of concepts. The subject matter of this course includes number systems and operations, algebraic operations, equations and inequalities, and functions and their properties. 

College Mathmatics Add to cart

College Credits: 3

College Mathematics is a college-level mathematics course for non-mathematics majors and majors in fields not requiring knowledge of advanced mathematics. In this course, students will become familiar with currently taught mathematics vocabulary, symbols, and notation and will learn to solve both routine problems and non-routine problems that require the application of skills and concepts. The subject matter of this course includes sets and logic, number theory, geometry, algebra and functions, graphs, probability, statistics, and financial mathematics. 

Developmental Psychology Add to cart

College Credits: 3

Students will learn the concepts, principles, theories and applications associated with the study of the life span, conception through death. Emphasis areas include genetics, prenatal development, childbirth, infancy, toddlerhood, early and middle childhood, adolescence, and early, middle and late adulthood, as well as death and dying. Overarching ideas throughout different time periods of the life span will be studied, and knowledge of how development during one period may affect later periods will be learned. 

English Composition 1 Add to cart

College Credits: 3

A one semester equivalent course in freshman level English Composition 1 that introduces the principles of writing with emphasis on writing process, thesis, content, organization, purpose, and audience. It focuses on writing improvement through the practice of writing and reading, with weekly Language Instruction and practice. The final exam consists of three essay questions that measure: 

  1. The students’ ability to compose an argument using written resources and experience to persuade a reader 
  2. To analyze and respond to literary text. 
  3. To analyze and critique a written essay. 

English Composition 2 Add to cart

College Credits: 3

The course objective is to provide knowledge that expands on the principles of writing from English Composition 1, while emphasizing Understanding, Analyzing, and writing about literature with the appropriate use of writing process, thesis, content, organization, purpose, and audience. 

Ethics Add to cart

College Credits: 3

The academic study of Ethics includes about one-third theory and two-thirds practice. The theories and concepts of ethics have been historically fostered by major theorists who employ philosophical design to form ethical principles for application. Ethical theories, moral concepts, judgments and reasoning, meta-ethics (value theory, skepticism, naturalistic fallacy, etc.) and basic ethical concepts will be addressed in the theory portion of the course and final evaluation. Ethical practice questions will deal with corporate/business, social, personal, environmental, medical and professional issues and are among the majority of those facets which are evaluated in the end. Ethics is not a study of “black and white” sets of issues; rather, students must be able to apply ethical theory, concepts, knowledge and skill to a variety of situations. 

History of United States 1: Early Colonization to 1877 Add to cart

College Credits: 3

This course covers the period of United States history from early European colonization to the end of Reconstruction, with the majority of focus on the period of 1790 through 1877. In the part covering the seventieth and eighteenth centuries, emphasis is placed on British colonies. The following topics are included in this course: political institutions, political developments, behavior and public policy, social developments, economic developments, cultural and intellectual developments, and diplomacy and international relations. 

Introduction to Humanities Add to cart

College Credits: 3  

Humanities is the study of human culture. For this reason this course is very broad in scope and covers poetry, prose, art history, philosophy, music, theater, architecture, film, and dance. This course will provide the student with the broad frameworks, within which, enduring questions of existence, relationships, values, and aesthetics can be examined. The students must demonstrate their knowledge of facts (names, works); understand and interpret literary passages and art works; recognize medium, style, writer’s characteristics and other techniques. Students must show their understanding of humanities by interpreting works of art, recalling specific information, and applying concepts. Concepts from the disciplines studied in this course are going to be integrated with contemporary American culture. 

Introduction to Philosophy Add to cart

College Credits: 3

This course covers the nature of philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, human nature, contemporary philosophy, and world philosophy. The material is organized by the major concepts, questions, and movements discussed by philosophers since the ancient Greeks and before, beginning in 1500 B.C. Events that are contemporaneous with major philosophers are related to the material as well. Ancient world philosophy and modern thinking relevant to our lives today are also explored. 

“The feeling of wonder is the mark of the philosopher, for all philosophy has its origins in wonder.” Plato’s statement about the nature of philosophy and the philosopher provides us with a starting point for examining philosophy as a subject and as an activity. 

The first scientists were pre-Socratics who looked for tangible explanations for physical phenomena rather than explaining those phenomena by referring to the activities of the gods and goddesses in another world. Every area of knowledge we now possess began in the wonder of those early first natural philosophers. If the tree is a good metaphor for knowledge creation, the roots were truly the first philosophical ideas. 

We can all learn to be philosophical and to make rational choices and decisions about our daily activities as individuals. Respecting each other’s rights and fulfilling our duties to each other can make a better world. 

Introduction to Psychology Add to cart

College Credits: 3

This psychology course will provide student knowledge on psychological theory, principles and terminology. This course, this course stresses basic facts, concepts and generally accepted principles. The course covers thirteen areas, in almost equal percentages, that include: history of psychology, biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation, emotion, personality, abnormal and developmental psychology, treatment and social psychology, as well as statistics, test and measurements. 

Introduction to Sociology Add to cart

College Credits: 3

This course focuses on five major areas: institutions (family, educational, political, economic, communications); social stratification (mobility, power, race and ethnic relations, gender, and aging); social patterns (demography, geography, and community); social processes (groups, change, socialization, culture, and roles); and the history of sociology and sociological theory. Theoretical approaches surrounding significant topics in the field of sociology are provided; research methods in Sociology are introduced. Basic concepts are defined; examples of abstract ideas are offered. 

Introduction to World Religions Add to cart

College Credits: 3

This course measures knowledge and understanding of indigenous and major world religions, historically as well as socially. From ancient native religions around the world to major current radical religious movements, this course spans millennia full of religious rituals, cultures, developments and shifts. Major content areas include religious frameworks (types of expression, structures, personal beliefs, definitions, and phenomena); sociological, psychological and philosophical perspectives; religious traditions and historical development; and comparative analysis of religious narratives around the globe. Religions covered include primal and indigenous religions, Hellenic and Roman Traditions, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and the Baha’i Faith. Participants will not only become well-prepared for assessment but will also be enriched by a cornucopia of religious traditions, backgrounds and evolutionary developments throughout the history of humanity. 

Principles of Management Add to cart

College Credits: 3

This course covers human resources, operational and functional aspects of management, and contemporary issues in management. An overview of key management concepts and the evolution of management theory and thought throughout the years are covered. Students learn the five key management functions– planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling. And contemporary topics are covered to help put these concepts into the proper context for a new and ever-changing world. Students are expected to demonstrate and apply the knowledge and skills acquired. 

Substance Abuse Add to cart

Prerequisites: None
College Credits: 3

This course provides a comprehensive overview of substance abuse and addiction. The course examines the biological, psychological, and societal effects of the addictive process. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis, screening, and neurological factors affecting the major substances of abuse as well as the history, prevention, and treatment of addiction. The use of different treatment modalities is explored and the dynamics of co-occurring mental and addictive disorders. 

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