Course Descriptions

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ACC 105 Fundamentals of Accounting 3 Cr Hrs

Designed for students who want a working knowledge of accounting, but not to the extent as a person working primarily in the accounting field. Although the basic accounting principles are learned and applied, the course, in comparison to Principles of Accounting I, covers a smaller amount of material at a somewhat slower pace. Recommended for students with no previous accounting background.

BIO 110 Principles of Biology 5 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to help the students increase their knowledge concerning basic biological concepts.  It is not intended to replace BIO110 Principles of Biology.  Recommended for students planning to take BIO150 Human Anatomy & Physiology or BIO160 Microbiology but has not had a recent life science course, or students wishing to prepare for BIO110 Principles of Biology.  This course is graded on a pass/fail scale. CHM110 Chemistry is recommended but not required.

BUS 104 Introduction to Business 3 Cr Hrs

A study of various types of business organizations and the relationships of business to government and management to labor. Management’s perspective of production, marketing, personnel, finance and transportation is a constant consideration.

BUS 130 Personal Finance 3 Cr Hrs

Designed for non-business majors as well as for business majors. Course concerned with efficient management of money as a primary requirement for successful personal life. Aids individuals in establishing and maintaining credit, using a budget, safeguarding and investing savings and arranging personal insurance.

BUS 200 Principles of Management 3 Cr Hrs

Explores the basic management functions of planning and controlling pertaining to the type of business for which students are preparing to work. The basic management theories, functions and aspects of various types of business are studied.

CED 115 Computer Applications 3 Cr Hrs

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include computer terminology, introduction to the Windows environment, networking, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

CHM 110 General Chemistry 5 Cr Hrs

An introduction to chemistry that includes the study of matter, atoms, molecules, chemical arithmetic, chemical reactions, gas laws, acids and bases, organic chemistry and laboratory experimentation. Prerequisite: EBS 120 Elementary Algebra or a higher level math course with a grade of C or better, completed within the past five years, or a math ACT score of 18 or better or an equivalent assessment score.

ECO 105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Cr Hrs

Explores the fundamental aspects of the United States economy including growth, fiscal and monetary policies, unemployment, inflation, national debt, money and the Federal Reserve System. National and international policy topics are discussed.

ECO 110 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Cr Hrs

Attention is given to the methods of producing the goods and services that the economy provides. The following areas are explored: supply, demand, pricing, scarcity, business firms, business anti-trust and public interest, incomes, wages and salaries, income distribution, taxes and tax reform.

ENG 101 Composition I 3 Cr Hrs

Improves the reading and writing skills of students. The emphasis is on fundamental principles of written English in structurally correct sentences, paragraphs and expository themes. Critical analysis of essays is used to aid in developing students’ thinking, support of thesis and style. Students are introduced to the basic components of research by writing a documented essay in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Prerequisites: Satisfactory assessment score and/or minimum of 20 on ACT, or a grade of C or above and a passing grade on the post test in EBS 110 English are required for enrollment. High school students should have senior standing to enroll in ENG 101 Composition I.

ENG 120 Composition II 3 Cr Hrs

Through a study of poetry, short story, drama and essays as literary forms, this course furthers students’ writing skills. This course also improves research techniques through writing an in-depth research essay in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. It emphasizes accuracy and fluency in expressing sound ideas in class discussions, assignments and essays. Prerequisites: Completion of ENG 101 Composition I with a grade of C or above. High school students should have senior standing to enroll in ENG 120.

HIS 110 United States History to 1877 3 Cr Hrs

This course traces development of the United States, 1492 to 1876, including English colonization, the American Revolution, formation of the Union, colonization of the West, development of sectionalism, the Civil War, and restoration of home rule in the South.  Important political, cultural, economic, and religious/philosophical accomplishments of this period will be examined.

HIS 120 United States History since 1865  3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to United States history from the end of Reconstruction to the present.  This course will survey the important political, cultural, economic, and religious/philosophical accomplishments during this period.

MTH 112 College Algebra 3 Cr Hrs

An introduction of algebraic functions and some transcendental functions with application in business and life, natural and social sciences. Topics include solving equations, zeros, rational functions, matrices, exponentials and logarithms and systems. Additional topics are included as time permits. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI83 PLUS graphing calculators. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment or 21 ACT math score.

OPM 115 Introduction to Project Management 3 Cr Hrs

Focuses on a holistic approach to project management. The content deals with planning, scheduling, organizing and controlling projects such as product development, construction, information systems, new businesses and special events. The course includes major topics of strategy, priorities, organization, project tools and leadership. Primary emphasis is on the project management process and tools, which is becoming more important in today’s world. Mastery of key tools and concepts could give students a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace. PHR 105 Negotiations & Relationship Management.

PHL 110 Ethics 3 Cr Hrs

A practical approach to recognizing, understanding and solving ethical problems confronting individuals in today’s society. Basic concepts of applied ethical theories in moral philosophy and reasoning are examined using criticalthinking and responsible decision-making skills.

PHS 110 Physical Science 5 Cr Hrs

A non-technical course intended for students who are majoring in fields other than science. The application of scientific knowledge to daily life activities is emphasized by examining the fundamental principles in physics, chemistry, geology and astronomy utilizing the scientific method.

PSY 101 General Psychology 3 Cr Hrs

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as it applies to daily living. Course includes history, basic theories and biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment and social psychology.

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3 Cr Hrs

An introductory study to acquaint students with the influence of human social behavior. Sociology studies the processes and patterns of individuals and group interaction by acquainting students with the development, characteristics and functioning of human groups, the relationships between groups and group influences on individual behavior. It includes the study of how social relationships are created, maintained and changed.

SPH 101 Public Speaking 3 Cr Hrs

Covers fundamental basics to all good private and public speaking experiences and elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise and understanding of all types of public speeches. Required of all transfer curricula.


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