Associates of Arts Program Courses

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Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: CSC 110

Course Description: This is an introductory course in computer literacy and software applications. The literacy components of the course include history of computing, computer systems, communications, networks, and computers in society. The applications training will include word processing, spreadsheets, database management and presentation software. No prior computer experience necessary.

Principles of Macroeconomics

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: ECN 120

Course Description: This course is an introduction to the general field of economics, description and analysis of the American economic system, national income accounting, modern employment theory, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and economic growth.

Principles of Microeconomics

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: ECN 130

Course Description: This course examines the economics of the firm and resource allocation, current domestic economic problems, international economics, and comparative economic systems including the underdeveloped countries.

Composition I

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: ENG 105

Course Description: This course focuses on the process of writing expressive and informative prose, in incorporating oral, visual and electronic modes. It introduces research skills and critical thinking skills.

Composition II

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: ENG 106

Course Description: This course is a continuation of ENG-105 with advanced work in research techniques. The major focus is on persuasive and argumentative writing in incorporating oral, visual, and electronic modes with an emphasis on critical thinking skills.

US History to 1877

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: HIS 151

Course Description: This course includes the political, socio-cultural, and economic factors in the development of American Civilization from the earliest European explorers until the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The course will focus on the changing aspirations and behavior of ordinary Americans as well the transformative achievements of the powerful and famous. The objective is to understand not only what happened, but also why it happened. The course will allow students to analyze critically the significance of race, ethnicity, religion, class, and gender in the American Experience and prepare students to make their own judgments about the relative importance of different factors in shaping the American past.

Introduction to Philosophy

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: PHI 101

Course Description: This course is an examination of social phenomena that have been defined as social problems in contemporary society. This course provides an understanding of some of the causes, effects and proposed solutions to these defined problems based on the latest research. The issues include: poverty, inequality based on race, gender; and sexual orientation; alcohol and drugs; crime; the changing family; politics and global economy, environmental issues; war and terrorism.

Exploring the Humanities

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: HUM 113

Course Description: This course will examine thematically the humanities (art, music, literature, etc.). Students will explore aspects of the humanities to find the interconnectedness between people’s cultural views and the art they create. Instructors will make extensive use of technology in the delivery of course material, and students will use technology in required class project.

Math for Liberal Arts

Credit Hours: 4

Course Number: MAT 111

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce a student in non-math related majors to some of the basic uses of mathematics in society today including uses of algorithms for problem solving. Topics covered include principles of counting, sets, probability and statistics, geometry, logic, math of finance, and number theory. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Math/Science area.

Principles of Management

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: MGT 101

Course Description: Functions of management and describes the role of the manager. Major concepts in organization are developed along with an understanding of the decision-making process and consideration of the human factor in management. Students may receive credit through a CLEP examination.

Introduction to Ethical Conflict

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: PHI 145

Course Description: This course explores contemporary ethical conflicts as a way to develop students critical thinking skills. Students will examine various moral theories and their application to ethical problem solving by the use of case studies. Students will determine principles upon which to base their decision making. Areas for discussion may include personal decision making, job and workplace ethics, the social aspects of medicine, and the morals of politics and war.

Exploring Physical Science

Credit Hours: 4

Course Number: PHS 120

Course Description: This course is a hands-on inquiry based course for prospective elementary teachers and non-science majors. Emphasis is on the search for and use of evidence as the basis for drawing conclusions. The aim of this course is to provide a well-grounded understanding of selected fundamental physical science concepts within electricity, light, heat, and the nature of matter. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Math/Science area.

American National Government

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: POL 111

Course Description: This survey course introduces the general principles, policies, and problems of the national government in the United States. Fundamentals of American democracy; constitutionalism; the nature of federalism; the rights and duties of citizens; the institutions and the processes of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government; the role of public opinion and the media; and the participation of interest groups, social movements, and political parties in the U.S. political system are emphasized.

Introduction to Psychology

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: PSY 111

Course Description: This course includes the tools for the study of psychology, basic psychological processes, personality and social behavior, contemporary knowledge of motives, intelligence, learning and emphasis on the language of modern psychology.

Psychology of Human Relations

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: PSY 112

Course Description: The basic psychological principles of human behavior and the operation of these principles in helping students to understand themselves and their relationships with others socially, in the family and the world of work are examined in this course.

Developmental Psychology

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: PSY 121

Course Description: This online course traces the fundamental patterns of normal health development from the conception to death. Each developmental period is examined in light of the characteristics of the period and the demands of American culture. Recent research in the studies relating to different ages is reviewed.

The Online Experience

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: SDV 118

Course Description: This course will provide online students the understanding and expectations of learning in an online environment. Students will learn skills such as time management and study habits. They will also learn about academic integrity and how to become a successful online student.

Introduction to Sociology

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: SOC 110

Course Description: This course is a concise study of human behavior from the perspective of sociologists. It will examine the ways in which social interaction, social processes, and social institutions comprise our sociological imagination. The course will also explore the ways that personality, status, role, class, gender, age, race, and ethnicity affect human interaction and institutions.

Social Problems

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: SOC 115

Course Description: The course is an examination of social phenomena that have been defined as social problems in contemporary society. The course provides an understanding of some of the causes, effects and proposed solutions to these defined problems based upon the latest research.

Public Speaking

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: SPC 112

Course Description: This course is designed to develop the basic skills of speech communication by studying the process from invention through delivery. Emphasis is placed on the preparation and delivery of presentations.

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