AR 201. Art Appreciation – 3 hours. Develops understanding and appreciation of the nature of art and its historical development
CM100. Public Speaking and Introduction to Communication – 3 hours. An overview of communication studies with an emphasis on Public Speaking and other concepts involved in effective human communication
CS 119. Computer Applications – 3 hours. Non-technical introductory courses for the general student to have “hands-on” experience with the personal computer. Students will learn keyboarding and mouse operation skills as well as the basic commands of Windows 2000, and how to perform word processing, spreadsheet, and data base operations using MICROSOFT OFFICE.
EN 130. Rhetoric and Composition – 3 hours. An introduction to college writing and the basic forms of the essay. EN 130 teaches students to read and think critically, to write logical, well developed academic essays, and to write in a variety of rhetorical situations. Students draft and revise essays that are collected in a portfolio. EN 130 students also compose a researched argumentative essay according to MLA guidelines
EN 160. Literature and Composition – 3 hours. A continued emphasis upon the principles of expository writing and research established in EN 130. Students will utilize the process method to draft and revise well-developed essays. Students will develop skills for synthesizing primary and secondary texts in research papers, a close reading/explication and/or an annotated bibliography according to MLA standards. In doing so, students will examine the basic genre elements of various literature with selected works used as the basis for discussions, lectures, and student writing. C or higher required. Prerequisite: C or better in EN 130
HL 140. Introduction to Medical Terminology – 1 hour. This course introduces the skills and knowledge needed to develop an understanding of the language of medicine and health care. This course will increase the student’s ability to utilize and recognize medical terminology through the use of medical conditions. Word pronunciation, spelling, and basic documentation are also emphasized through the use of classroom interaction and electronic resources
HS 105. Foundations of American History II – 3 hours. U.S. history from Reconstruction to the present time including development of the U.S. and Missouri constitutions. This course is designed to satisfy Missouri State Law Requirement RSMO, Section 170.011
MA 165. College Algebra – 3 hours. For students that desire more extensive work in algebra. Topics include: introduction to the Cartesian Coordinate System; graphing of equations, functions and their graphs, including linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices and determinants; introduction to logarithms; and applications of these topics
MA 170. Pre-calculus – 3 hours. Elementary function theory, with graphing techniques and applications. Polynomials, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions will all be studied in detail. This course will provide a foundation for the use of graphing utilities in problem solving.. Prerequisite: “C” or better in MA 165 or equivalent
MA 200. Introduction to Statistics – 3 hours. An introduction to the basic principles of statistics. Major topics include graphic, numeric, and algebraic summaries of data (graphs, measures of central tendency and spread, correlation and regression); elementary principles of sampling and experimental design; elementary probability; normal distributions and the central limit theorem; confidence intervals; and tests of significance. Focus on analysis of data using appropriate statistical techniques. (prerequisite is college algebra or a class beyond Algebra II)
MU 125. Jazz, Pop, and Rock – 3 hours. Students will explore the development of rock ‘n roll, jazz, and American popular music and their subgenres through historical and theoretical analysis.
PE 221. Lifetime Wellness – 2 hours. A course designed to introduce the concepts of fitness and wellness in the areas of: cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and muscular strength, body composition, posture, nutrition, stress management, and other health related factors
PH 105. Environmental Science – 3 hours. Broad coverage of the environmental problems which exist on the earth today and a study of the ecological principles and approaches for the solution of these problems
PL 150. Biomedical Ethics – 3 hours. A consideration of the ethical implications of modern medical research and practice across many healthcare disciplines. Topics include professional versus universal ethics, and rights of patients, genetic engineering, truth and information in medicine, the concept of mental illness, experimentation on human subjects and public health policy
PS 100. Foundations of Federal Government – 3 hours. The federal system, constitution, executive, legislative, judicial and administrative organization. This course is designed to satisfy Missouri State Law requirement, RSMO, Section 170.011 regarding instruction and testing of the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Missouri
PY 100. Principles of Psychology – 3 hours. The study of human behavior from a scientific point of view, including research and theory relative to all the major specialty areas within psychology
RE 100. Introduction to World Religions – 3 hours. This course is an introductory examination of several major religions and worldviews. Attention will be given to the religious significance of human life through discussion of a range of questions including, but not limited to: What is the meaning, the aim of our life? What is sin? What is the road to happiness? What are death, judgment? Students will be encouraged to broaden their worldview in response to the people, forces and things that surround us
SC 100. Introduction to Sociology – 3 hours. An overview of the basic theories, methods, concepts, and issues central to the discipline of sociology. An examination of the relationship between social behavior and society.
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