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General Education Courses (History)

*Course has been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for transfer as a direct equivalent at all public postsecondary institutions in Kansas.

HIS110 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.

HIS120 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.

HIS130 World History I 3 Cr Hrs

This course provides an introduction to the birth and development of World History to the mid-16th century.  Students will survey the important political, cultural, economic, and religious/ philosophical accomplishments of this period.

Other Humanities Courses

ART 100 Art Appreciation 3 Cr Hrs*

This course is designed to develop a personal appreciation of art.  By combining a study of concepts and artist’s work, the student should improve one’s judgment and ability to understand art critically.

ENG 101 Composition I 3 Cr Hrs*

This course is designed to improve 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 will be used to aid in developing the student’s 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. Prerequisite:  EBS110 English with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

ENG110 Introduction to Literature 3 Cr Hrs*

This course is an introduction to the short forms of literature, designed to develop understanding and appreciation of good literature.  Study includes short stories, dramas and poems. Prerequisite:  ENG101 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.  Prerequisite:  ENG 101 Composition I with a grade of “C” or better and a passing grade on the Composition I post-test. High school students should have senior standing to enroll in ENG 120 Composition II

FOL 101 Spanish I 5 Cr Hrs*

This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge of Spanish vocabulary, grammar, elementary syntax and composition, basic reading, and pronunciation with practice in everyday conversation.

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.

SPH 111 Interpersonal Communication 3 Cr Hrs

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities, interviewing skills and verbal and non-verbal communication.

 

*Course has been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for transfer as a direct equivalent at all public postsecondary institutions in Kansas.

Contact
To get started, new students may contact:

Dalisa Turner
Admissions Counselor
dturner@watc.edu
316.677.1626 (SSC)

crystal Current students may contact:

Crystal Thomsen
Academic Coach
General Education
cthomsen@watc.edu
316.677.1747 (SSC)