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COMM 1200 Interpersonal Communication (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to help students develop skills in communication and to acquire an understanding of verbal and non-verbal communications as a vital human relations factor in our society.
COMM 1230 Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
This course includes a study of the theoretical principles underlying effective communicative behavior, and the practical application of those principles in various communicative exercises and assignments. The course is designed to increase the awareness of the importance of speech communication in today’s society and develop competency of speakers.
ENGL 1204 English Composition I (3 credit hours)
This course offers an approach to purposeful writing stressing self-expression through written communication by logical presentation of ideas with emphasis on content, organization, and mechanics. Prerequisite: (ENGL 1194 Intermediate English with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1195 Integrated Reading & Writing with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1122 English Speakers Other Lang III with a grade of C or better) or (ASSET Writing Skills score of at least 40 or ACT English score of at least 17 or SAT Verbal score of at least 490 or Compass Writing Skills score of at least 65 or Accuplacer Writing Skills score of at least 69 or Accuplacer NG Sentence score of at least 255) AND (READ 1109 Intermediate Reading with a grade of C or better or ASSET Reading Skills score of at least 40 or ACT Reading score of at least 18 or Compass Reading Skills score of at least 75 or Accuplacer Reading Skills score of at least 69 or Accuplacer NG Reading score of at least 255) or ESL Total Score score of at least 400.
ENGL 1206 English Composition II (3 credit hours)
This course builds on the skills mastered in the pre-requisite course and is a study of advanced problems in composition, emphasizing rhetorical and logical tools in argument development. A series of essays on controversial issues or problems, which lead to a final documented research essay, will train students both to interpret evidence well and to argue persuasively. The course will increase the student’s ability to analyze and evaluate arguments and to express ideas clearly, concisely, logically and persuasively. Prerequisite: ENGL 1204 English Composition I with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1209 English Composition I with Rev with a grade of C or better
LIFE 1402 Principles of Biology (5 credit hours)
The course introduces the student to the unifying principles common to all levels of biological organization. Emphasis is at the cellular, organism and population levels with injury into the nature of scientific investigation. This course is designed to provide students with a biological frame of reference in a liberal education as well as for students selecting additional courses in the department of biology.
LIFE 1407 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credit hours)
The aim of this course is to provide the student with a working knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. Emphasis is on the study of function in the body and a basic knowledge of gross anatomy. Laboratory work will include a study of the major body systems. This course is the first in a series of two.
LIFE 1409 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credit hours)
The aim of this course is to provide the student with a working knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. Emphasis is on the study of function in the body and basic knowledge of gross anatomy. Laboratory work will include a study of the major body systems. This course is the first in a series of two. Prerequisite: LIFE 1407 Anatomy & Physiology I with a grade of C or better
LIFE 1412 Principles of Microbiology (5 credit hours)
Microbiology is the study of microorganisms and their role in the world around us. This course includes a study of bacteria in relation to their physiology, morphology, taxonomy, life cycles, and economic influences. The students will acquire skills in performing lab techniques involved in the culturing and studying of microorganisms. The course is designed to meet the requirements of those interested in biology and allied health programs.
MATH 1828 College Algebra (3 credit hours)
A study of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs; complex numbers, systems of equations and inequalities, and an introduction to matrices and determinants. Additional topics may include conic sections, partial fractions, sequence and series, discrete mathematics, probability, and the binomial theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 1824 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better OR having passed Module 12 in College Preparatory Mathematics OR appropriate placement score
PSYC 1000 General Psychology (3 credit hours)
This course provides a broad overview of the theories and research findings associated with the scientific study of behavior and mental processed. Topics covered may include research techniques, the biological influences on behavior, development, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, intelligence, consciousness, learning, memory, the role of psychological factors in health, personality, mental disorders and their treatment, and social influences on behavior.
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