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Below are a sampling of course descriptions for some of the majors offered by Trinity College & University. The courses listed below are college level academic courses.

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ACC-101 - Principles of Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting is designed to provide students with basic level of knowledge in recording business transactions, summarizing business activities, and preparing, interpreting, and utilizing financial statements. Topics focus on accounting principles, systems and cycles, transactions, income statements, depreciation, merchandising, inventory control, assets and liabilities, and financial partnerships.

ACC-102 - Principles of Managerial Accounting

Managerial Accounting emphasizes the information managers need to make decisions and the types of analysis appropriate to each decision. Topics include budgeting, cost/profit relationships, cost accounting systems, cash flow, inventory and process costing, pricing, capital budgeting, product mix planning, operations, control and evaluation performance.

ACC-421 - Federal Income Taxation

A comprehensive coverage of the federal income tax structure as it pertains to individuals, partnerships and corporate taxpayers. Topics include: classification of taxpayers; determination of gross income; exemptions; taxable income; computation of tax; special tax computations; credits against tax.


AN-101 - Introduction to Anthropology

The study of culture as the expression of human values, behavior and social organization in its unique and varied forms throughout the world, past and present. The course attempts to document that diversity and to demonstrate the inherent logic of each culture in the light of the problems people need to solve and the environments to which they must adapt.


ARC-101 - Introduction to Western Archaeology

New scientific tools and sophisticated research designs are revolutionizing our ideas about what ancient societies were like, how they developed and how their civilizations collapsed. Research at the spectacular Classic Maya Center is the basis for the broadly comparative perspective of the course. Students will also learn how archaeology helps us understand ancient people by reconstructing their past.


ART-100 - A World of Art

This is a unique art appreciation course designed to give students an in-depth understanding of works of art, by first giving them an insight to the mind of the modern artist and his/her working process. Through a series of video programs, the course follows ten different contemporary artists as they work on individual projects from start to finish. As well as learning the principles of design and different types of media artists employ, students will learn about the process of artistic creation.

ART-166 - Art History I

Examines the works of art that have come to define the Western visual tradition from ancient Greece through the Renaissance. An appreciation of the formal qualities, iconography and technical achievements of significant works of art is emphasized. The course also shows how these works of art closely reflect the prevailing attitudes of the society in which they were created, as well as the goals of the artists.

ART-167 - Art History II

This course is the second half of Western Art History and continues to examine the works of art that have come to define the Western visual tradition from the Baroque period to the present day. An appreciation of the formal qualities, iconography and technical achievements of significant works of art is emphasized. The course also shows how these works of art closely reflect the prevailing attitudes of the society in which they were created, as well as the goals of the artists.


ASS-301 - Asian Studies I

This course offers a survey of the modern history, economics, politics and cultures of the Pacific Basin region. This interdisciplinary Asian- Studies course explores how the Pacific Basin has evolved to emerge as a principle political and economic center for the next century. Throughout the course, four major themes emerge: modernity versus tradition; the conflict between East and West; democracy, political authority and economic growth; and the role of the United States in the Pacific.

AST-101 - Introductory Astronomy

Introductory Astronomy explores a broad range of astronomy topics, concepts and principles, from the motions of the visible sky to dark matter, from our own planet to the stars and galaxies. The course examines evidence for the big bang and continuing evolution of the universe and tracks the formation, life, and death of the stars. Throughout the course, special emphasis is placed on the scientific evidence that astronomers have come to know about the universe, and how they continue to seek answers to some of the most fundamental questions.


BIO-101 - Introductory Biology

This course is designed as an introductory biology course for non-science majors. The video programs reveal current trends in molecular biology, illustrate scientists at work and discuss the challenges and opportunities in this growing field. The course incorporates natural history examples and includes a general introduction to the nature of life. Topics also include DNA; genetics; reproduction; animal physiology, including circulation and immunology; and ecology.

BIO-108 - Nutrition

This introductory course is intended to provide accurate and scientifically sound information on human nutrition. Topics covered in the course include food choices; the digestive system; metabolism; the effects of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins on health; nutrition in various stages of the life cycle; vitamins and minerals; and the effect of diet in the presence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


BUE-101 - Personal Finance for 2000 and Beyond

A one-semester course in financial planning that provides information for making sound financial choices.


BUS-101 - Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business is a one semester course for students who want to expand their understanding about business. The course presents an inside view of business, dissecting the realities and complexities of the ever-changing world of business in today's modern society. From the internal functions of a business to the challenges of business to the challenges of business on an international scale, the course provides a comprehensive view of the contemporary environment of business.

BUS-161 - Business Mathematics

The following topics are covered in this course: integers, fractions and decimals; round numbers; complex fractions; ratios, proportions, and percentages; averages; formulas and linear equations; business applications.

BUS-421 - Business Policy

Capstone review of senior management decision areas, using concepts covered in an undergraduate course in business policy or corporate planning. Topics include: corporate goals and resources, financial analysis, long-range plans, policy models, and management strategy. Case problems are used to integrate theories and apply concepts to simulate situations.


CHE-101 - Survey of Chemistry

Developed for non-science majors, this course de-emphasizes mathematical problem solving in favor of presenting a unified view of chemistry. Chemical principles, facts and theories are presented through practical applications, illustrations and experiments. The historical foundations, recent developments and future directions of chemistry are also presented. This course will not satisfy the chemistry requirement for Natural Science or Applied Science and Technology degree programs.

CHE-111 - General Chemistry I

Presents the essential concepts of chemistry and how we come to know and understand those concepts, focusing on the study of molecules and how their atoms bond together. Suitable for nonscience majors.

CHE-112 - General Chemistry II

Builds on knowledge gained in CHE-111-OL General Chemistry I. Includes study of liquids and solids, chemical reactivity, chemical kinetics acid-base chemistry, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Suitable for nonscience majors.

CHE-240 - Elementary Organic Chemistry

A survey of the basic principles of organic chemistry. Topics include saturated, unsaturated and aromatic hydrocarbons; isomerism, sugars, fats and oils; proteins and nucleic acids; and molecular structure and spectroscopy.


CIS-107 - Computer Concepts and Applications

The course is designed to: provide a comprehensive overview of the comprehensive overview of the computer, what it is, what it can and cannot do, how it operates, and how it may be instructed to solve problems; familiarize learners with the terminology of date processing; examine the application of the computer to a broad range of organizational settings and social environments; prepare learners to understand and utilize computers in both their personal and professional lives.


COM-120 - Introduction to Mass Communications I

Mass communication and the new media technologies of cyberspace have become central to the psychological, social, economic, and political realities of the human experience. It is more important than ever for students of all disciplines to understand the role the media play in their world, their culture, and their lives. This course examines the media innovations, inventions, industries, and people that historically and currently have changed and challenged our world. Emphasizing the history of mass media as well as the current trends, this course presents information and activities designed to enable students to appreciate and evaluate the quality of print, audio, video, film and television. The course considers ethics, advertising, public relations, and audience feedback in the context of mass communication. Global media on society are also discussed. Topics covered include: Media History; Mass Media in Society; Print History; Images in Media; Newspaper Industry; Book Industry; Radio History; Radio Industry; recording Industry; Film History.

COM-121 - Introduction to Mass Communications II

Mass communication and the new media technologies of cyberspace have become central to the psychological, social economic, and political realities of the human experience. It is more important than ever for students of all disciplines to understand the role the media plays in their world, their culture, and their lives. This course examines the media innovations, inventions, industries, and people that historically and currently have changed and challenged our world. Emphasizing the history of mass media as well as the current trends, this course presents information and activities to enable students to appreciate and evaluate the quality of print, audio, video, film and television. The course considers ethics, advertising, public relations, and audience feedback in the context of mass communication. Global media and the effect of mass media on society are also discussed. Topics covered include: Television History; Broadcast Television; Cable TV and Beyond; Television News; Print News; Public Relations; Advertising Media Rights and Responsibilities; Media Ethics; Audience and Feedback; Media Impact.

COM-209 - Public Speaking

Public Speaking focuses on developing effective presenting skills in front of live audiences. The course moves from an overview of topic- selection, research, structuring, writing, and rehearsal skills to student participation on topics similar to what may be encountered in business or social situations. Historical and contemporary speeches are analyzed, practical techniques are emphasized in message delivery, audience expectations, informative and persuasive approaches, the use of supportive materials and audio-visuals, gesture and physical environment, impromptu speeches, question/answer segments, panel structures, and the use of humor. Students produce three presentations on video tape for instructor review, beyond any previous sales or social presentations that the student regularly makes. A fourteen-part study guide is provided for the student to respond to by engaging in structuring, rehearsing, and delivering their speeches. Detailed outlines are submitted prior to actual presentations for instructor review and commentary. Students review the speaking style of two live speakers during the course.

COM-322 - Language in Social Contexts

Language is the center of all human activity. It defines who we are, what we can accomplish , what we have learned about our past and finally, what future generations will come to learn about us. In learning about language, we come to more fully appreciate who we are. This course will consider several aspects of how the language we speak and the societies we live in affect each other.

COM-335 - Elements of Intercultural Communication

This course presents a broad theoretical base in the study of intercultural communications. Its emphasis is the study of the many complex elements and processes involved in the sending and receiving of messages within intercultural contexts. The aim of the course is to increase the student's sensitivity, understanding, and awareness of intercultural differences and similarities that lead to more effective communication. The basic concepts, principles and skills for improving communication between persons from different minority, racial, ethnic, cultural and intercultural backgrounds will be covered.


COS-101 - Introduction to Computers

This course provides a broad, general introduction to computers including an introducton to programming using the QBASIC language. the course covers hardware and software fundamentals, essential computer applications, computer networking, how to use a computer to solve a problem and the impact of the information age on our work, our homes, society and the future. The course assists students in acquiring the ability to describe the uses of a variety of computer hardware and software, explain how computers are used for a variety of applications, and provides insight into computer networking and its impact upon society. Students learn how to write programs using the QBASIC language to solve problems.

COS-116 - C Programming

C Programming provides an opportunity to study and gain experience with one of the most popular computer languages. Students will learn to write, debug and run programs in C language- the increasingly popular UNIX-related, intermediate-level software development language. The course covers operations, variables, loops, functions, pointers, input-output, data types, structure and file operations.

COS-213 - C++ Programming

C++ is an object-oriented extension of the C Computer Language. C++ is the most popular and high-potential object-oriented programming language in the United States and possibly the world. This course explores C++ programming in the context of object-oriented software development. Object orientation will be defined in terms of five object characteristics (encapsulation, relationship, inheritance, polymorphism, and dynamic building) used to build object-oriented programs.

COS-231 - Assembly Language

An introduction to the study of the basic structure and language of machines. Topics include basic concepts of Boolean algebra, number systems, language, addressing techniques, data representation, file organization, symbolic coding and assembly systems, use of macros, batch operation and job handling.

COS-241 - Data Structures

Advanced techniques for program construction and testing are emphasized. Topics include linked lists, trees, sorting, searching, string manipulation, and dynamic storage.

COS-330 - Computer Architecture

The analysis and design of the major elements of a digital computer. The specification of the interconnection of these elements to form a digital computer. This specification is accomplished with the aid of a special purpose register transfer language (similar to programming language). Control of the register-transfer sequence is treated from both the hardwired and microprogrammed view points. Interrupts and I/O are treated.

COS-352 - Operating Systems

Students will acquire an understanding of the role that an operating system has in the computing environment. The student will have hands on experience and assignments on four major operating systems ranging from microcomputer to mainframes. These operating systems are MS-DOS, VMS, UNIX, IBM, USE. Topics will include process management, device management, file structures, utilities, performance evaluation and networking.


CTR-211 - Electronic Instrumentation and Control

Automatic testing of electronic devices; electronic instrumentation and control: physical properties and their measurement. Industrial electronic circuit applications; interfacing process variables; motor motor control and servo systems; numeric control systems; programmable controllers; industrial robots.


EAS-101 - General Earth Science

This course introduces basic concepts of science in general and geoscience in particular. The course emphasizes the evolution of the earth and the development of the theoretical model of the earth as a whole. Topics include earth and other planets in the solar system; earth's oceans, interior and atmosphere; and a look toward the earth's future. It is designed for students with a general interest in and curiosity about the earth, and is not intended for science majors.


ECO-111 - Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics deals with broad economic aggregates, such as national income, the overall level of prices, employment and unemployment, and the money supply. Topics covered include the meanings and measurements of gross national product; business cycles; the effect of government expenditure and taxation; causes of inflation and unemployment; and international trade and the balance of payments. The course examines the major historic and contemporary events that have shaped the 20th century American economics. The course involves solving economic problems which require basic college mathematical skills.

ECO-112 - Microeconomics

This course demonstrates how the basic principles of economics apply to current U.S. economic problems and provides practice in applying economic analysis. It focuses on individual economic units and how purchase and production decisions determine prices and quantities sold. These principles are applied to a wide variety of economic problems which require basic college mathematical skills.

ECO-490 - International Economics

Pure or "real" aspects of international trade, including the basic comparative advantage model, commercial policy (tariffs, quotas, etc.), economic integration, role of international trade in economic development. Monetary aspects of international trade, including international capital movements, foreign exchange market, concepts and measurement of balance of payments, alternative means of correcting disequilibrium in the balance of payments, and international monetary arrangements.


EGM-330 - Fluid Mechanics

The properties and behavior of fluids: density, pressure, fluid static, buoyancy, hydraulic devices. Course examines fluid dynamics, continuity of flow, Bernoulli's equation, Venturi's principle, the Pilot tube, and fundamentals of dynamic lift. Orifices, nozzles, tubes, valves, and other applications of flow control devices. Discussion of viscosity and flow losses are incorporated.


ENC-101 - English Composition I

This course focuses on teaching English composition and rhetoric from a process perspective. With an emphasis on audience awareness and purpose for writing, this course presents deliberate strategies for prewriting and revision. As the first course on college level writing, there is emphasis on the skills needed for academic and business writing.

ENC-102 - English Composition II

A continuation of English Composition I. Essay writing, writing a research paper, writing across the curriculum, writing for business and writing about literature are the essential components of this course. The course objectives are developed through applications to real life situations. Some library research is required.


ENG-201 - Technical Writing

Technical writing for industry, business and research, focusing on the special requirements of the professional report.


ENS-200 - Environmental Science

This course provides a systematic inquiry into the state of the global environment. It focuses on the threats to different natural systems and the complex interconnections between human society and the environment. It provides an understanding of the sciences and ways of thinking involved in the study of the environment


FIL-110 - American Cinema

American Cinema is an introductory course in film studies. Through this course, students will learn to become more active and critical viewers as they question the images of America they see on the movie screen and redefine their own relationship to those images. The course endeavors to help students to increase their understanding of films as art, as cultural artifacts, as an economic force and as a system of representation and communication. Students will learn about the invention of the motion picture camera, the rise of the studio system, and the production of popular genres such as the western, the comedy, and the combat film, while examining the development of an American narrative tradition and the evolution of character with genres.


FIN-301 - Principles of Finance

Managerial finance and the environment within which the financial decision-maker functions. Topics include: concepts and tools of financial analysis; working capital management; capital budgeting; the cost of capital; long-term financial management. Familiarity with basic accounting is essential.


GEO-151 - Physical Geology

Description of composition and structure of earth physical processes which change earth's surface.


HIS-101 - Western Civilization I

Exploring the cultural and philosophical movements that have influenced the Western world from ancient times to the present. The course covers the influential pre Western civilizations through the classic period of the High Middle Ages. Material is integrated from a variety of academic areas and stimulates critical thinking.

HIS-102 - Western Civilization II

Exploring the cultural philosophical movements that have influenced the Western world from ancient times to the present. The course commences with the end of the Middle Ages and continues through industrial modernization to the present. Material is integrated from a variety of academic areas and stimulates critical thinking.

HIS-113 - American History I

This course focuses on the origin and growth of the United States from 1492 to 1865. It also examines the social, economic and political development of the country with special emphasis on the major events from the English settlement at Jamestown to the Civil War.

HIS-114 - American History II

This course focuses on the transformation of the United States from 1865 to the present. Emphasis is on the transformation from an agrarian nation and minor member of the international community to an industrial world power. Beginning with the reconstruction of the South after the Civil War, the course traces the social, economic and political development of the country through the 1980s.

HIS-210 - American Civil Rights Movement

This course offers a comprehensive history of the people, stories, events and issues of the 20th century struggle for social justice in America. The course examines the Civil Rights Movement in terms of its impact on American society. It also considers the rise of other movements which transformed the face of American culture and discusses their influences on creating a new generation of American leadership.

HIS-219 - Introduction to the History of Women And Family in America

This a course on women and the family in the United States from 1607 to 1870, which emphasizes the diverse experiences of ordinary people - of Indians and immigrants, of slaves and free African-Americans, of indentured servants and pioneer families - as it examines change in both the ideals and the reality of family life. Two other themes which complement the diversity and ideal/real themes are the gender division of labor in families and family resilience in the face of social and economic change.

HIS-235 - American Civil War

Based on the award-winning PBS series "The Civil War," this course presents the entire sweep of the war, from the battlefields to the homefronts, from the politicians and generals to the enlisted men and their families. Attention is given to the causes of the war, why the North won and the assassination of Lincoln.

HIS-261 - Introduction to the Chinese History and Culture

This course examines China's people, history, and heritage and explores a civilization that is more than 5,000 years old. Ancestral customs and beliefs, which still survive in parts of the countryside, are discussed. And the events of Tiananmen Square, where political tensions erupted in apocalyptic violence, are also examined. Intimate, rarely seen glimpses of daily life reveal the conflict between long- established customs and government-mandated changes. The course explores such issues as causes for the political and cultural forces that have unified China despite the great variety of its regions and its people; the incendiary public discontent that flared into violence at Tiananmen Square; and whether China's future is more likely to be one of turbulence and upheaval or peaceful evolution.

HIS-301 - African History and Culture

African History and Culture examines the history and contemporary life of Africa through its triple heritage: indigenous, Islamic and Western. This course offers a new perspective on Africa, explores the real story of the continent and looks at modern Africa with new insight. The course also examines African economic and social systems, examining both inherent conflicts and Africa's relationships with the rest of the world.

HIS-302 - The Renaissance: Origins of the Modern West

The Renaissance brought transformation of systems of government, technology, economic enterprise, social ideas and art that continue to influence contemporary society. This course explores the fundamental changes that occurred in Europe between the late 14th and late 17th centuries and shows how the issues raised in this period continue to influence the modern world. Topics focus on politics, war, dissent, economics, art and science, as well as on rulers, religious leaders, and soldiers.

HIS-310 - The Middle East

This course is not a traditional history course, but a multidisciplinary perspective on a region of the world which effects the entire world. The course focuses on the complex interrelationships of history, religion, economics, diplomacy, politics, geography and military strategy in the Middle East. Study is focused on four topics: the physical and cultural setting, the Middle East and the West, the twentieth century, and problem areas.

HIS-333 - Modern Latin America and the Caribbean

This course presents a multidisciplinary study of the 20th century political, economic, social and cultural history of Latin America and the Caribbean. It covers key issues and events crucial to understanding the development of the modern day Americans; the relationship of Latin America and the Caribbean to the rest of the world; historical roots of regional tensions; national economics of the Americas; political instability, reform movements and revolutions; impact of migration and urbanization; regional ethnic identities; role of women; religious upheaval; cultural/artistic movements; and issues of sovereignty

HIS-356 - War and American Society

Focuses on the effects of war on American society, from the Revolutionary War to the present.


HUM-409 - The Age of the Enlightenment

This course explores the culture of the Age of Reason at its height through the in-depth study of a number of major texts and of certain leading figures. There is an interdisciplinary approach embodying, for instance, historical, literary and philosophical approaches. The works of fiction and poetry, philosophy, history, science, music and art are studied in their own right, but are also interconnected as mutually illuminating phenomena.


JOU-352 - News Writing

News Writing is a comprehensive journalism course designed to teach students how to start, develop and polish hard news and feature stories. In addition, related styles, such as editorial and column writing, are explored along with issues of language use, media ethics and media law. The course explores both journalism styles in broadcast and public relations, as well as print journalism.


LAW-201 -Business Law

An introductory course to the area of business law. Topics covered are the nature and meaning of law, contract law, sales contracts, commercial paper, agency law, property and the influence of government regulation.


LIT-101 - Introduction to Modern English and American Literature I

Introduces students to English and American works from the period between 1789 and 1901. Provides a general introduction to literature and literary analysis; discussion of major cultural movements of the 19th century; and an anthology which includes selections by Blake, Wordsworth, Keats, Whitman, Dickinson, and Browning.

LIT-102 - Introduction to Modern English and American Literature II

Introduces students to English and American prose and poetry of the 20th century. Explores the ways in which 20th century writers have sought to go beyond the literature of earlier eras by experimenting with new ideas and new forms of expression. Examines influential figures of literary modernism - writers who sought ways to respond to the fragmentation and impersonality of modern life. Also examines postmodernist writers from the period after World War II to the present.

LIT-130 - Analysis and Interpretation of Literature

Incorporating both contemporary and traditional works, this course is organized around three major genres of literature - short fiction, poetry and drama - allowing students to examine the literary elements of character, plot and symbolism. Critics and noted authors share perspectives on various works and the craft of writing. The course also places a strong emphasis on writing about literature as a way to learn and use advanced compositional techniques.

LIT-221 - Introduction to Children's Literature

Designed to inform students about the history and diversity of children's literature, this course covers a variety of recommended works and suggests criteria for selecting and evaluating alternative books. Specific genres covered include traditional fiction, historical fiction, multi-cultural literature, works of contemporary realistic fiction and information books. Requires regular access to a library with children's books.

LIT-320 - Shakespeare I

Examines eight plays to illustrate Shakespeare's range and variety. One history, three comedies, three tragedies, and a romance are covered.

LIT-337 - Twentieth-Century African American Novel

While focusing on the contemporary black novel, the course emphasizes the development, diversity, and quality of African American literature. Works other than popular and current novels promote a wider acquaintanceship with some of the major African American writers of the 20th century.

LIT-347 - Modern American Poetry

Modern American Poetry chronicles the collective achievement of America's great poets and their contributions to our national poetry. The course focuses on works of poetry rather than on biography, and conveys poetry as a dynamic, living art form in this country. Documentary, dramatic and experimental film techniques are skillfully combined in this course.


MAN-301 - Principles of Management

Introductory course in management. Includes essential skills in planning and organizing, staffing and directing, controlling decision making, motivation, communication, and the application of management principles to the business organization.

MAN-331 - Human Resources Management

The following topics are covered: The field of personnel; Employment; Job analysis; Training and Development; Performance Appraisal; Motivation, Communication, and Leadership Styles; Compensation; Security; Personnel Legislation; Labor Relations, and; Current issues.

MAN-372 - International Management

This subject places an emphasis on business behavior and organization including comparative management in various cultures. Management practices in Europe, Asia, Latin and South Americas, and Africa are contrasted with the strategies and operating principles of American firms. Consideration is given to analysis and comparison of the factors that influence business policy and organizational behavior in different societies and the implications of cultural differences on the rapidly growing trend toward multinational companies.

MAN-373 - Managerial Communications

The application of oral and written communication prinicples to managerial situations; an overview, simulation, and analysis of the communication process in the business environment. Topics include: alleviation of barriers; structure; information overload; interpersonal techniques such as transactional analysis, nonverbal and behavioral aspects.

MAN-432 - Small Business Management

Small Business Management provides students with an understanding of the tools entrepreneurs require to compete effectively in the world of business. Students observe a variety of small businesses in action and gain a first hand look at how to start a small business, evaluate business opportunities, market products or services, manage personnel and fiscal demands, and more. Wrap-up discussions feature business experts who analyze the issues addressed by the business owners and offer relevant advise


MAR-306 - Creating and Implementing the Electronic Enterprise

Explores the theories, concepts, practices, and technologies being developed to plan, implement, and manage product- and service-based electronic enterprises.

MAR-310 - Principles of Sales

Designed to introduce students to the principles of selling and to the role of the professional salesperson in the marketing process. The course explores the characteristics and skills necessary for success in sales; techniques for importance of relationship building, product knowledge, and post-sales service in long-term, consultative-style selling; territory and sales management; and selling in the global marketplace.

MAR-432 - Product and Services Development for Electronic Enterprise

Examines the market research, idea-generation, project-creation, testing, and commercialization processes that are involved in product development. Looks at how the use of electronic media for promotion and delivery is likely to affect those processes.

MAR-441 - Marketing with Electronic Media

Examines marketing as an organizational strategy, with emphasis on marketing communications as the component most relevant to usage of electronic media. Investigates the range of tools that enable electronic marketing.


MAT-115 - Intermediate Algebra

Topics include operations with algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations, algebraic fractions and fractional equations, application, graphing, and an introduction to functions. One year of high school algebra is needed to succeed in the course.

MAT-121 - College Algebra

An introductory college algebra course which provides an understanding of algebraic process and practical applications. Topics include quadratics, systems of linear equations, inequalities, complex numbers and logarithms, permutations and combinations, composite and inverse functions, and polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

MAT-128 - Precalculus for Business

Precalculus is designed to prepare students for courses in calculus and higher mathematics. It is broadbased to prepare students for courses in business. Active participation by students is fostered by means of a variety of activities. Learning is facilitated by shifting the focus from purely computational skills emphasized in more elementary mathematics courses to truly analytical skills. Topics covered include equations and inequalities; linear and quadratic functions; trigonometric functions, identities, equations and applications; systems of equations and inequalities, and analytic geometry (parabola) and series and sequences.

MAT-129 - Precalculus for Technology

Precalculus is designed to follow courses in college alegebra, and to prepare students for courses in calculus and higher mathematics. It is broad-based to prepare students for courses in technology. Specific target population is students in the Applied Science and Technology degree program. Active participation by students is fostered by means of variety of activities. Learning is facilitated by shifting the focus from purely computational skills emphasized in more elementary mathematics courses to truly analytical skill. Topics covered include: exponential and logarithmic functions; exponential and trigonometric functions; exponential and trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities and equations, applications of trigonometry; systems of equations, systems of inequalities, series and sequences; and analytic geometry.

MAT-231 - Calculus I

Calculus I is an intensive, higher level course in mathematics that builds on courses like Precalculus for Technology. It aims at serving the needs of a wide student audience, including students in engineering mathematics, the physical and life sciences, and economics, and is constructed around multiple focal points to help students become creative and efficient problem solvers, using technology as a means of discovery of numerical, graphical and analytical solutions to problems In addition, communication skills are emphasized, and students are required to interpret, describe, discuss,justify and conjecture as they search for solutions to problems. Real-life applications provide links with students' life worlds. Topics covered in he course include: the Cartesian plane, limits and continuity, problems of tangents, velocity and instantaneous rates of change, rules for differentiation, implicit differentiation, maxima and minima theory, antiderivatives and the indefinite integral, exponential and logarithmic functions, and area between curves.

MAT-232 - Calculus II

Calculus II is an intensive, higher level course in mathematics that builds on Calculus I. It aims at serving the needs of a wide student audience, including students in engineering, mathematics, the physical and life sciences, and economics, and is constructed around multiple focal points with the intention of helping students become creative and efficient problem solvers, using technology as a means of discovery of numerical graphical and analytical solutions to problems. In addition, communication skills are emphasized, and students are required to interpret, describe, dicuss, justify and conjecture as they search for solutions to problems. Real-life applications provide links with students' life worlds. Topics covered in the course include: inverse function: exponential, logarithmic, and inverse trigonometric functions; techniques of integration; parametric equations and polar coordinates; infinite sequences and series; three-dimensional analytic geometry and vectors; partial derivatives.

MAT-270 - Discrete Mathematics

This course is an introduction to sets, alphabets, formal languages and elementary logic and the study of recursively defined functions, algebraic structures and relations with emphasis on applications to computer science.


MET-311 - Machine Design I

The application of principles of mechanisms and strength of materials to mechanical design. Topics include theories of failure, fatigue, weldments, fasteners, spring and other machine elements subject to static and dynamic loading.

MET-312 - Machine Design II

A continuation of Machine Design I. Including the design of power screws, brakes, clutches, belt and chain drives, gears, gear trains, bearings, thick-wall cylinders, and other machine elements.


NUC-412 - Radiation Biophysics

A study of the effects of radiation at the cellular and subcellular level. Emphasis will be placed on the chemical effects of ionizing radiation, the dose-response relationship in macromolecules, and the over all effects at the cellular level.

NUC-413 - Radiation Interactions

An advanced undergraduate course, which builds upon fundamental charged particles with matter. The course serves two purposes. First, it reviews the physics of the atom, radioactive decay and the interaction of charged particles with matter. Second, it describes the methods of radiation detection, and radiation dosimetry and shielding. Topics include the atomic model, nuclear radiation and the nucleus, radioactive decay curves, interaction of heavy charged particles with matter, interactions of electrons and positrons with matter, characteristics of charged particle tracks, interactions of photons with matter, methods of radiation detection, energy absorption and radiation dosimetry, and radiation attenuation and shielding

NUC-452 - Radiation Dosimetry

An advanced undergraduate course dealing with an analysis of the deposition of energy in tissue building upon the fundamental concepts taught in NUC-412-GS Radiation Biophysics and NUC-413-GS Radiation Interactions. This course involves a study of the theories currently in use to determine doses received both from radiation sources and radioactive materials located outside and from with the body. The various models which describe the distribution of radionuclides within the body and specific interactions with the organic systems are covered, along with an evaluation of various dosimetric systems.


OPM-301 - Intro to Operations Management

Survey of operations management using system concepts to stress coordination, optimization, & control of materials, equipment & people to the management of all types of organizations. Topics include: logistics; production; purchasing; inventory control; and other areas of operations management & research.


PHI-286 - Contemporary Ethics

Ethical traditions, ethical analysis of issues arising in interpersonal and personal-societal relationships and in professional and occupational roles (such as law, government, medicine, business, military service, journalism), relationships between ethical traditions and ethical analysis of situations.

PHI-376 -Major Philosophers: From Socrates to Sartre

Examines six major philosophers of Western Civilization: Plato, Descartes, Hume, Hegel, Marx and Sartre. Each philosopher's distinctive treatment of the real problems of his time conditioned the way in which later thinkers dealt with similar problems, and raised new problems which became the subject matter for future thought and investigation.

PHI-384 - Ethics and the Business Professional

This course focuses primarily on ethics as applied to business professionals. In addition to introducing many concepts of ethics, the course encourages students to develop practical methods and models for thinking about and resolving ethical issues and conflicts, and applying these to ethical issues and problems that arise in business. It investigates institutions and their personnel and practices in light of ethical considerations, covering a broad range of political, economic, societal and philosophical views.


PHO-101 - Introduction to Photography

Introduction to Photography is designed to help students discover and develop the skills required to use photography confidently and effectively. A major emphasis of the course is to improve visual awareness. The Internet provides exciting opportunities to share rich visual experiences by viewing and studying students' work as well as the works of professional photographers. Completion of assignments will require students to interact frequently with assigned textbook, relevant web sites, and to apply these insights to their own photography. Significant discovery occurs through studying and sharing commentary pertaining to visual materials. For this reason, the instructor will routinely select student photographs from each assignment and moderate constructive commentary resulting from students viewing that work in an "online" gallery.


PHY-111 - Physics I

First-semester introductory course intended for nonscience majors. Focuses on mechanics and the properties of matter and includes study of motion and energy.

PHY-112 - Physics II

Second-semester introductory course intended for nonscience majors. Emphasizes the comprehension of topics such as electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism, light, and optics.


POS-110 - American Government

This American government survey course explores the development and nature of American political culture, constitutional and structural arrangements, policy-making processes, and sources of conflict and consensus. Provides opportunities for students to learn how to access their government.

POS-309 - Dilemmas of War and Peace

This course examines war and peace historically and in the contemporary world. It is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the problem of war and peace as it confronts the human race. In the context of the potential scale and destructiveness of modern warfare, the course explores and encourages critical thinking on the history of war and peace, the causes of war, the role of cultural and structural aspects influencing war and peace, and visions and strategies for the future.

POS-310 - Constitutional Issues

This is a course on constitutional rights and public policy. The focus of the course is a series of thirteen controversial constitutional issues, such as capital punishment, affirmative action, abortion, executive privilege and national security vs. freedom of the press. The course examines the human stories behind landmark Supreme Court cases which have helped define the Bill of Rights; how the Constitution adapts to changing times; how the Supreme Court corrects the errors of past courts; and how the balance between individual and societal rights is achieved.


PSY-101 -Introduction to Psychology

This course examines the fundamental principles and major concepts of psychology. Topics include: the brain and behavior, sensation and perception, conditioning and learning, motivation and emotion, life- span development, the self, stress and health issues, and the methodology of psychology.

PSY-211 - Developmental Psychology

The study of lifespan development; biological development; perception; learning and memory; cognition and language; social, emotional and personality development.

PSY-317 - Worlds of Childhood

Worlds of childhood, and advanced-level child development course, traces life's most extraordinary journey - the universal journey from babyhood to puberty. The course is distinguished by its multicultural and cross-cultural focus. Examining twelve families living on five continents, this course serves as a visually exciting and vital resource for learning how children grow in the many diverse and pluralistic worlds of childhood

PSY-322 - Research in Experimental Psychology

An introduction to the research methods used by experimental psychologists as they attempt to understand the behavior of humans and lower animals. Examples of research studies, chosen from a variety of areas of experimental psychology, demonstrate these methods and provide an understanding of the type of knowledge these studies have produced.

PSY-331 - Introduction to Counseling

This course offers a discussion of the theories and techniques of counseling, with emphasis on developing listening, attending and observational skills.

PSY-350 - Abnormal Psychology

Explores the complex causes, manifestations and treatments of common behavioral disorders. Abnormal behavior is introduced in the context of psychological well-being to show that these behaviors range along a continuum from functional to dysfunctional.

PSY-369 - People and Organizations

This course focuses on two broad concerns: the nature of modern bureaucracies and the ways in which they affect their individual members, and the ways in which bureaucracies affect contemporary society. The approach to these issues is primary analytical and theoretical, with specific concerns presented within the context of organizational studies.

Social Psychology

This course surveys the field of social psychology and explores major topics, including communication, friendship, prejudice, conformity, leadership, aggression and altruism. The course aims to teach students to evaluate interpersonal communication and media presentations of current issues.


REL-371 - Myth and Culture

Myth and Culture presents the world's mythologies as taken from the lectures of Joseph Campbell, world-renowned scholar and mythologist. Students will gain an understanding of mythology's role in human history and religions throughout the world. Topics include: origins of man and myth, gods and goddesses, eastern philosophy, Arthurian legends, Tristan and Isolde, the Tibetan Book of the Dead and more

REL-439 -The Religious Quest

The course is designed as an intensive one-semester course in world religions. Emphasis is on specific forms of religious expression and practice, rather than the more abstract or theological aspects. Religions covered by the course are those of the majority of humankind and living traditions in today's world (Hinduism, Buddhism, religions of China and Japan, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and several African religions).


SOC-101 - Introduction to Sociology

What is the link between an individual and society? What is the social/ cultural impact on the development of personality? How does modern society differ from societies of the past? These questions are representative of those explained in this course, which examines the broad range of human social relationships and social structures, and the many forces - historical, cultural and environmental - that shape them. The central aim of this course is to guide students in the development of a sociological imagination grounded in a knowledge of sociological perspectives.

SOC-210 - Marriage and the Family

Marriage and the family provides students with an understanding of the various approaches to studying the family and the varieties of U.S. family forms. It explores the family life cycle - mate selection, parenting and the major processes of family interaction. Lastly, it looks at some of the problematic aspects of the U.S. family, including stress, divorce and the elderly.

SOC-315 - Social Gerontology

This course in gerontology is designed to provide students with an understanding of old age as a stage of life. It examines the impact of society on aging and of aging on society, provides a foundation for understanding the processes of aging and old age, and introduces considerations regarding the importance of health-related and/or medical perspectives in studying aging. The approach of the course responds to the demographic wave that is sweeping our nation and world by exploring questions about what roles people will play in their eighth, ninth and tenth decades, and how institutions may evolve to address their needs.

SOC-322 - Dealing with Diversity

Failure to deal with diversity in society has led to increasing polarization among groups of people, and with increasing tension, frustration and anger. Based on the premise that the more we understand, the less we fear, this course introduces people from many diverse poopulations-Native Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Asian- Americans and Euro-Americans. Dealing With Diversity assists the different constraints and motivations of people from differing backgrounds.

SOC-335 - The Adult Years

This is an interdisciplinary social science course that explores the inner lives of adults and the relationships of those inner lives to family, work, education, and the community. The course focuses on adult years as composed of variability and change rather than predictable, sequential developmental stages. The course dispels myths about adult life and incorporates current research on adults.

SOC-376 - Women and Social Action

The course examines the impact gender stereotypes and barriers have on women's lives and how they intersect with other systems, such as age class, disability, ethnicity, race, religion and sexual orientation. This course will assist the student in analyzing and evaluating whether or not the goals and methods of particular social actions are consistent with an empowerment model of social change.


SOS-110 - Living in the Information Age

Living in the Information Age is an introductory level course intended primarily for students who are reentering academic study after a considerable hiatus in their formal schooling. Students will assess and strengthen their academic skills in reading, writing, calculating, and computing; and complete a number of assignments which will put these skills to practical use. The subject matter of the course is of natural interest and will also complement the instructional methods, which rely heavily on the use of computers and electronic communications. Students enrolling for this course must have access to a computer with CD ROM drive and a floppy disk drive. Windows 95 required.

SOS-304 - Drugs and Society

This course focuses on physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of drug abuse, including identification and discussion of historical and contemporary patterns. It endeavors to provide a balanced, factual account of drug abuse, including legal and ethical issues, pharmacological aspects and approaches to treatment and prevention of substance abuse. The course examines past and present drug abuse treatment modalities and analyses factors and institutions at local, state and national level that affect the delivery of drug abuse services.


SPA-101 - Elementary Spanish I

An introduction to the spoken and written language, emphasizing the skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

SPA-102 - Elementary Spanish II

Continued study of the introduction to the spoken and written language, emphasizing the skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

SPA-103 - Elementary Spanish III

Continued study of the introduction to the spoken and written language, emphasizing the skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.


STA-201 - Principles of Statistics

An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Measures of central tendency; variability; correlation; regression; hypothesis testing; non-parametric statistics.

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