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Online Dual Credit Course Descriptions

Fall 2013

CHM 101C Intro Chemistry
(Juniors and Seniors only)

Course Description

A one semester terminal course covering applied chemistry and environmental considerations which can be used for general education requirements in the science field for non-science majors and minors. In-class laboratory constitutes 20 percent of class. It does not count toward a major or minor in chemistry nor does it satisfy the requirements for certain home economics and agriculture majors.

This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category D1 DL

Required Text

Introductory Chemistry by Russo and Silver 4th edition. The ISBN is 9780321663016

COMM 145 Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication
(Juniors and Seniors only)

Course Description

Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication is designed to increase your understanding of the principles and processes of communicating effectively in a variety of contexts and to facilitate development of your skills in public communication, listening, group communication, and interpersonal communication. This is done through a combination of speaking, listening, writing, and reading assignments.

Specifically, you will outline, develop, and deliver extemporaneous speeches incorporating relevant sources. You will learn how to develop and deliver messages that are appropriate and effective for the audience, purpose, and context. The assignments are designed to develop your understanding and skills progressively throughout the semester. When you leave the course, you should be sufficiently armed with a basic understanding of public speaking and with an awareness of other important communication skills so that you can continue to develop effective communication behaviors throughout your life in a variety of contexts.

COMM 145 is part of the General Education curriculum and fulfills the Public Speaking requirement (Category A-III).

Required Text

Seiler, W. J., & Beall, M. L. (2011). Communication: Making Connections (Revised 3rd ed customized). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Other Requirements

A portable webcam with microphone is required for recording your speeches. A laptop camera may not be powerful enough. Other possibilities for recording could be iPhones (but not with the Tegrity app), iPads, digital cameras, and video cameras. The recording should show you from head to toe and clearly record your voice. More instructions will be provided on how to submit your recordings in appropriate formats. 3x5 note cards to use when delivering speeches are also required.

ECON 150 Introduction to Economics
(Juniors and Seniors only)

Course Description

A general introduction to economic concepts, ideas, institutions and methods of analysis with emphasis on the description of economic processes and the functioning if institutions in a market economy. This course carries no credit toward any major or minor offered in the Gordon Ford College of Business.

This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category C.

Required Text

TBD

ENGL 100C Intro to College Writing
(Seniors only)

Prerequisites

Minimum score of 16 on English section of ACT or successful completion of DENG 055C with a grade of "C" or better. Students with ACT English scores of 16 and 17 will be required to attend ENG 100E sections which include an extra hour of class time. Students who have unsuccessfully attempted English 100 (earned grade of W, F, or FN) may not retake English 100 as a WEB section except under extraordinary circumstances, and then only with the written permission of the Director of Composition.

Course Description

Emphasizes writing for a variety of rhetorical situations with attention to voice, audience and purpose. Provides practice in development, organization, revision and editing. Introduces research skills.

This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category A1

Required Text

No textbook required, materials provided online.

HIST 119C Western CIV to 1648
(Juniors and Seniors only)

Course Description

A survey of the political, social, cultural, and economic phases of western civilization to 1648. This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category C (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Required Text

Mortimer Chambers "The Western Experience Volume One (10th ed)" ISBN: 0077291174 Copyright: 2010 Paperback

HMD 211 Human Nutrition
(Juniors and Seniors only)

Course Description

Study of nutrients essential to human life and well-being. Nutrients are studied relative to their function in metabolism, sources in food, and relationship to health.

Required Text

2nd edition (My Plate version) of the Nutrition & You book by Joan Salge Blake

MATH 109C General Math
(Juniors and Seniors Only)

Course Description

Terminal course for non-science majors suggested for the student who has satisfactorily completed minimum high school mathematics requirements and needs no further work in algebra. Topics include sets, introduction to probability and statistics, geometry, and consumer mathematics.

This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category D2.

Required Text

No textbook required. Students will need a MyMathLab student access code.

POLS 110C American National Government
(Juniors and Seniors only)

Course Description

This course will introduce you to the American political system. We will be paying special attention to national politics and political institutions. Throughout the semester, we will examine a variety of topics: formal structure of government and the political system, political behavior/participation, parties and interest groups, the role of media, and policy process. As this is general education course (Category C), we will be looking at a broad overview of the American political process.

This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category C.

Required Text

Kernell, S., Jacobson, G., & Kousser, T. The Logic of American Politics. CQ Press. 2011. ISBN 1-60871-275-3 This book is available on Amazon.com, which is currently the least expensive purchasing option.

PSY 100C Introduction to Psychology
(Juniors and Seniors only)

Course Description

Introduction to Psychology is a course designed to provide the curious mind with an introduction to the field of Psychology. Many areas of psychology will be explored including methods of psychology, learning, motivation, social psychology and abnormal behavior.

This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category C.

Required Text

Hockenbury & Hockenbury (2012). Psychology (6th ed.) New York, NY: Worth Publishers ISBN:978-1-4292-4367-4

SOCL 100 Introductory Sociology
(Juniors and Seniors only)

Course Description

Introduction to the basic concepts of society and culture, group behavior, population, class, minorities, community, social institutions and social changes.

This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category C.

Required Text

You May Ask Yourself (2nd or 3rd edition) By: Dalton Conley

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