BIOL 104. Principles of Biology – 4 hours. Concepts and principles common to the living world; protoplasmic and cellular nature of living things; metabolism, its biochemical and biophysical foundation; heredity; evolution; ecological relationships
CHEM 111. General Chemistry I – 5 hours. Covers chemical and physical change, measurement, matter and energy, atomic and molecular structure, quantum theory, periodicity, the mole, stoichiometry, descriptive surveys of the elements and their compounds, metallurgy, redox reactions and introductions to qualitative and quantitative analysis, solutions and equilbria. PREREQUISITE INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA (ALGEBRA II) FULL YEAR COURSE
COMM 100. 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
CPSC 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.
CRMJ 100. Introduction to Criminal Justice – 3 hours. An overview of the historical development and current status of American criminal justice. Attention is given to the various component parts of the system and their interactions.
ENGL 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
HIST 104. Foundations of American History I – 3 hours. The evolution of U.S. history from colonial times to the late 19th century. This course is designed to satisfy Missouri State Law requirement, RSMO, Section 170.011
HLTH 140. 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.
HUMN 125. Humanities I – 3 hours. A survey of the arts in Western civilization in ancient world through the Renaissance. Focus will be on music, art, architecture, and literature; including some discussion of social conditions and philosophy
MATH 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.
MATH 190. Analytic Geometry and Calculus I – 5 hours. Topics explore the foundations of calculus: limits, continuity, the derivative of a function, the chain rule, the Mean Value Theorem, Riemann sums, integration. Includes applications, optimization problems, derivatives and integrals of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Purchase of an approved calculator required (prerequisite is pre calculus) FULL YEAR COURSE
MATH 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)
MUSC 101. MUSIC APPRECIATION – 3 hours. Survey course of music from the Medieval era to the present day. The goal of this course is to create students who are informed consumers of music. Focus will be placed on how to listen and understand music academically, as well as how to communicate musical concepts effectively. Music covered will include all eras of fine arts music. Popular and contemporary music may be covered if time permits.
MUSC 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.
PHIL 125. Ethics and Contemporary Moral Issues – 3 hours. This course provides an introductory examination of moral philosophy. Emphasis is placed on the application of concepts from ethical theory to a range of contemporary issues (for example, racism, sexism, immigration, economic justice, and the death penalty).
POLS 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
PSYC 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 psychologySOCL 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.