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Academics
   
2015-2016 College Catalog
Three Rivers Community College
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

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∞ Appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment process.

 

Environmental Engineering Technology

  
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    ENV* K279 - Environmental Research Project IV °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: ENV* K278 .
    This course further enhances the skills learned in ENV* K278 . The course will include field work and flexible hours. Advanced students will mentor less advanced students in this course.
  
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    ENV* K280 - Environmental Surveying °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K172 .
    Environmental Surveying introduces students to the concepts, technologies and techniques that allow us to collect, manage, analyze and represent spatial information for a wide variety of applications. The course will cover basic concepts, definitions, and functions associat­ed with Land Surveying. We will examine how surveying can be applied in different fields including urban planning, wetland delineation, environmental and natural resource management, site remediation, and land-use. We will also consider larger societal issues in this course, including how the increasing use of surveying, global positioning systems (GPS), and geographical information systems (GIS) technologies in public agencies, business and non-profit organizations has enabled business, government and the public to make more informed land-use decisions. This course is cross listed with CIV* K250 .
  
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    ENV* K291 - Environmental Engineering Technology Co-Op °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Permission of the program co­ordinator.
    Corequisite: Students must have completed all freshman level technology courses and have a GPA of 2.50 or better.
    Students will work in industry gaining hands-on experience while applying academic knowledge acquired during their first year of classroom/laboratory college education. A specific project will be agreed upon by the co-op student, industry supervisor, and faculty advisor. A minimum of 225 documented industry contact hours must be devoted by the co-op student during the semester internship.
  
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    ENV* K295 - Environmental Issues Seminar


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: Recommended ENV* K101  or BIO* K180  or by permission of instructor.
    This seminar consists of assigned readings and guest lecturers on various environmental topics that are important to the development of Environmental and Civil Engineering Technology students, but also valuable for anyone who wants to learn, understand, and write effectively about the environment. Some common seminar topics may include federal and state regulations, solid and municipal waste management, best management practices (BMPs), environmental restoration and remediation, alternative and renewable energy, sustainable landscape management, sustainable agriculture, stewardship, land use, water quality, stormwater management and global and local environmental quality trends. Students are required to discuss, think about, and write about the topics, carrying out their own library research, to support positions that they will develop. This course is equivalent to BIO* K289 .
  
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    ENV* K296 - Environmental Engineering Technology CO-OP II°


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENV* K291  and permission of program coordinator.

    In this course, students will work in industry gaining enhanced hands-on experience while applying academic knowledge acquired during their first year of classroom/laboratory college education along with hands-on experience gained in their initial co-op experience. A specific project will be agreed upon by the co-op student, industry supervisor, and faculty advisor. A minimum of 225 documented industry contact hours must be devoted by the co-op student during the semester.

     


English as a Second Language

  
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    ESL* K060 - Writing With Oral Practice and Grammer I


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    In this intensive course, students will work extensively on the sentence level of beginner/high beginner grammatical structure through speaking, listening, and writing exercises and language learning games. They will also generate personal writing through narration, description and opinion. Students will be introduces to the writing process and oral reading strategies.
  
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    ESL* K061 - Writing With Oral Practice and Grammer II


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ESL* K060  with a “C#” grade or better.
    In this course, a continuation of ESL* K060 , students will practice sentence level and paragraph skills of low-intermediate intermediate grammatical structures through speaking, listening, and writing exercises and language learning games. They will develop compostition skills by learning to organize information in a variety of different ways including by order of importance and compare and contrast. Students will also study vocabulary online and keep a vocabulary journal. Oral reading strategies will be emphasized.
  
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    ESL* K062 - Sentence Structure


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is a basic writing course, intended for the ESOL population, which will cover the mechanics of writing a well-structured sentence. Subject/verb agreement, subject/verb/object format, adjectival and prepositional phrases and vocabulary building will be the major skills covered in this course. A portion of the class time will be geared toward the A∞ Learning computer software program.
  
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    ESL* K063 - Writing With Oral Practice and Grammer III °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ESL* K061  with a “C#” or better.
    In the final course of this series, students will complete their study of intermediate grammatical structures. Writing assign­ments will shift from one paragraph to the essay as students learn to incorporate facts, examples, reason, and more into their paragraphs. Students will study vocabulary on-line and keep a vocabulary journal. Reading strategies such as annotating, summarizing, and paraphrasing will also be introduced.

French

  
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    FRE* K111 - Elementary French I °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a grade of “C#” or better.
    This course introduces the basic principles of the French language and provides a cultural understanding of the Franco phonic world. The emphasis of the course is on developing and applying the basic skills of language learning: listening, speaking, writing, and reading through classroom activities. Language laboratory is available.
  
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    FRE* K112 - Elementary French II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: FRE* K111 .
    This course is a continuation of Elementary French I. More advanced grammatical structures are introduced to help students continue to develop the skills of language learning, and to prepare them to begin expressing more complex thoughts in French. Cultural notes and literary readings will be included to offer a wide range of historical, social, political and artistic information to increase the knowledge and understanding of the French speaking world. Language laboratory is available.

Fire Technology and Administration

  
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    FTA* K112 - Introduction to Fire Technology


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K096  or permission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience. Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in FTA* K112 , a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    This course covers the nature and extent of the fire problems in the United States with a focus on the organizational structure that addresses the fire control and prevention problems; the basic characteristics and behavior of fires; hazardous properties of materials; extinguishing agents; fire protection equipment, and fire test methods.
  
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    FTA* K116 - Building Construction °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: FTA* K112  or permission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience.
    This course covers the major types of building construction and their related problems under fire conditions. Fire resistance and flame spread ratings, fire walls and partitions, protection of openings, and fire test methods are major instructional subjects.
  
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    FTA* K118 - Fire Prevention and Inspection °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: FTA* K112  or permission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience.
    This course identifies the history and philosophy of fire prevention. Organizing for fire prevention and inspection, training inspectors, methods of inspection, reports and record keeping, fire prevention education, public relations in inspection work coordination with government agencies, and code administration are key instructional subjects.
  
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    FTA* K125 - Chemistry for Emergency Responders °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; FTA* K112 ; or permission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience. MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I  or high school algebra recommended.
    This course is designed to prepare the responder to function safely at the scene of a hazardous materials incident by understanding the potential hazards. This is accomplished by gaining recognition of chemical nomenclature and basic principles of chemistry in order to assess risks to responders and the public. The course seeks to convey to first responders or prevention personnel a sound understanding of the basic chemistry of hazardous ma­terials to permit them to correctly assess the threat posed by hazardous materials incidents that may occur accidentally or intentionally. Problem-solving sessions and interactive discussion cover topics such as salts and inorganic nonsalts, hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon derivatives, and hydrocarbon radicals. Applying the science of chemistry to thermodynamics, volatility, and combustion provides real world opportunities.
  
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    FTA* K210 - Water Supply and Hydraulics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MAT* K172 ; PHY* K114 ; or per­mission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience.
    This course covers the basic properties of incompressible fluids, static and velocity pressures, and flow through orifices. Bernoulli’s Theorem, Venturi principle, flow of water in pipes, Reynolds number, Hazen- Williams formula, head calculations, water distribution systems, and pumping problems constitute key subject areas.
  
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    FTA* K213 - Codes and Standards


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Topics covered in this course covered are fire and building codes as a means for providing reasonable public safety; the code development and adoption process; code administration; major code producing organizations; national standards with particular concentration on the Life Safety Code of the NFPA and its referenced standards. Three class hours weekly.
  
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    FTA* K216 - Municipal Fire Administration °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: FTA* K112  or permission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience.
    This course focuses on the organization of municipal fire prevention and control services, needs analysis, master planning, organizational structuring, distribution of company’s personnel requirements, hiring practices, training, record keeping, work scheduling, staff development, labor problems, physical equipment and facilities, and budget preparations.
  
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    FTA* K218 - Sprinklers & Fixed Extinguishing Systems °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: FTA* K210  or permission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience.
    This course focuses on wet and dry-pipe automatic sprinklers, both commercial and residential. Preaction and deluge systems, water spray and foam systems, standpipes, carbon dioxide dry chemical and halon fire extinguishing and explosion suppression systems are detailed. The use of appropriate NFPA standards is implemented.
  
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    FTA* K219 - Fire Investigation °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CHE* K111  or CHE* K121 ; FTA* K116 ; PHY* K115 ; or permission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience.
    This course examines the determination of points of origin and causes of fire. Discriminating between fires of accidental and incendiary origin, managing operations at the fire scene, collecting and preserving evidence, recording information, and the use of scientific aids to investigation are course considerations.
  
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    FTA* K225 - Fire Alarm and Communication Systems


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course acquaints fire related personnel with various alarm systems and departmental procedures in working with the systems and also familiarizes students with NFPA standards relating to fire alarm systems.
  
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    FTA* K240 - Industrial Hazards & Procedures °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CHE* K111  or CHE* K121  or per­mission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience.
    This course studies various industries, such as metal working, plastics fabrication, printing, textile manufacturing, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. An understanding of the various industrial processes utilized and their attendant fire and explosion hazards is afforded with the identification of applicable safety standards and measures to reduce potential problems.
  
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    FTA* K290 - FTA Cooperative Work °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.
    Corequisite: Student must have completed all freshman level technology courses and have a GPA of 2.50 or better.
    Student will work in industry gaining hands-on experience while applying academic knowledge acquired during their first year of classroom/laboratory college education. A specific project will be agreed upon by the co-op student, industry supervisor, and faculty advisor. A minimum of 225 documented industry contact hours must be devoted by the co-op student during the semester internship.
  
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    FTA* K291 - FTA CO-OP Work II°


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites:  FTA* K290  and permission of program coordinator.

    In this course, students will work in industry gaining enhanced hands-on experience while applying academic knowledge acquired during their first year of classroom/laboratory college education along with hands-on experience gained in their initial co-op experience. A specific project will be agreed upon by the co-op student, industry supervisor, and faculty advisor. A minimum of 225 documented industry contact hours must be devoted by the co-op student during the semester.

     


Geography

  
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    GEO* K111 - World Regional Geography °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course provides students with a survey of the lands, peoples, and places in the world’s major cultural regions. Students explore the interaction between the physical environment and cultural, political, and economic conditions in the world’s regions. Course fulfills Interna­tional/Intercultural Requirement.

Geographic Information Systems

  
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    GIS* K146 - Introduction to GIS


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Students will learn the basic principles of Geographic Information Systems and explore and evaluate the various data models and structures used in the input management, analysis and output of geographic data. Students will develop hands-on experience through use of a microcomputer based vector system (ArcView GIS), and examine how the nature and character of spatial data can be used in studies of natural and socio-economic environments. This course is equivalent to CIV* K146  or ENV* K146  

Geology

  
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    GLG* K110 - Connecticut Field Geology °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: EAS* K110 .
    Corequisite: EAS* K110  and ENG* K096  
    In this short term course students will explore, hike, and prospect for geologic evidence throughout Connecticut in order to understand the state’s rich volcanic and glacial history. Students will collect many rock samples and prepare their own field guide after visits to impressive natural sites. This course offers experien­tial learning through extensive geology expeditions. EAS* K110  may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite to this course.
  
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    GLG* K112 - Geology of Connecticut °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: EAS* K110 .
    Corequisite: EAS* K110  and ENG* K096 . Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in EAS* K110 , a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    In this course, students will explore, hike and prospect for geologic evidence throughout Connecticut in order to understand the state’s rich volcanic and glacial history. Students will collect many rock samples and prepare their own field guide after visits to impressive natural sites. This course offers experiential learning through extensive geology expeditions. EAS* K110  may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite to this course.

Graphic Design

  
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    GRA* K131 - Digital Photography


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is an introduction to digital photography and iPhoto and basic photo-editing features of Adobe Photoshop. Students shoot digital images for specific assignments emphasizing exposure, depth-of-field, composition, and image quality. The introduction of digital camera techniques, handling, and creative approaches will be the focus. Students will read and report on famous pho­tographers and photography literature. The minimum camera requirement is an advanced digital camera in which you can manually control the f-stop, focus, ISO, and exposure length.
  
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    GRA* K140 - Publication Design °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; or permission of the instructor and knowledge of a word processing program.
    This course provides an overview of applications used in the field of Graphic Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat Pro. Students also learn file managements and computer naviga­tion basics including scanning software. Students study page design, typography, and image editing. Emphasis will be on the use of the computer for writing, editing, imaging and publication design. Students will read and report on graphic design topics.
  
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    GRA* K155 - Advertising Design °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Knowledge of a word processing program.
    This computer graphics course focuses on using Adobe Photoshop to design various advertisements and prepare them for print and the web. Students will apply design principles, and type/image integration to complete design projects of moderate to increasing complexity. Emphasis is placed on project development and execution, the generation of ideas, concepts and teamwork in order to com­municate persuasively and effectively. Student-designed computer lab projects include writing copy, brand positioning, client/agency relationship, copywriting, and proper research methods. GRA* K155 meets the Computer Literacy Requirement.
  
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    GRA* K230 - Digital Imaging 1 °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: GRA* K140  or GRA* K131  or permission of the instructor.
    Adobe Photoshop is the focus of this course which will provide students with a foundation in image manipulation and graphic design. This course concentrates on the high end capabilities of Photoshop as an illustration, design and photo retouching tool. Students will explore a wide range of manipulation techniques that can be applied to photos and graphics. Students will also study design principles and read and report on Photoshop artists.
  
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    GRA* K260 - Web Design °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; GRA* K140 ; or permission of the instructor.
    This computers graphics course is an in­troduction to the concepts of professional web site design using the Industry-stan­dards-based website development tools Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop. Students will be able to create, prepare, and manipulate documents, illustrations, and images for the web. The four design principles of contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity will be discussed and utilized to create a web site using the authoring tools described above as well as the skills acquired in the prerequisite courses.
  
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    GRA* K296 - Graphic Arts Internship °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: GRA* K140 ; GRA* K230 ; GRA* K155 ; COM* K291 ; and one other course in the program
    This practicum is a 200-level course which allows students to work in a faculty-approved position in a graphic arts, creative services, pre-press, or advertising or media outlet. The student will use their design skills as well as hardware and software skills acquired in their course work at the college to comprehensively study a selected technical area of graphics technology. Their supervisor as well as the assigned faculty member from Three Rivers will evaluate each student. As part of the evaluative process, students will present a portfolio of their work from their practicum.

History

  
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    HIS* K121 - World Civilization I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is a survey of world cultures that have contributed importantly to the development of Western and Eastern thought. Consideration is given to institutions and ideas from prehistoric times through the evolution of ancient civilizations to the formation of empires and modern nation states. Major economic, political, and social forces are examined for their influence upon modern society. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    HIS* K122 - World Civilization II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is a continuation of the survey of world cultures (Early World Civilizations) from the Age of Discovery to the present. HIS* K121  is not a prerequisite course for HIS* K122. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    HIS* K201 - U.S. History I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is a survey of American history from colonial times to 1877 including the major political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic developments in American history, such as the revolution, the Constitution, Jefferson, Hamilton, Jackson, Sectionalism, slavery, mid-century expansionism and the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
  
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    HIS* K202 - U.S. History II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    ey of United States history from Reconstruction to Bush with special emphasis on the development of the American economy, United States expansionism, race relations, the world wars, women’s rights, the cities, the sixties, the depression, the Cold War, Watergate, Vietnam, and the 1980’s. (HIS* K201  is not a prerequisite course for HIS* K202).
  
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    HIS* K211 - History of Connecticut °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; any 100 or 200 level Social Science course or permission of the instructor.
    This course covers the history of Connecticut from colonial times to the present. Emphasis is given to how Connecticut evolved from a colonial agricultural state to one of the largest manufacturing states in the Northeast. A sizable portion of the class is devoted to Southeastern Connecticut. Field trips to the many points of historical interest and outside speakers will be highlighted. This course is not a substitute for either HIS* K201  or HIS* K202 .
  
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    HIS* K213 - The U.S. Since World War II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; any 100 or 200 level Social Science course or permission of the instructor.
    This course examines recent United States history, beginning with World War II and continuing to the present. It will examine the important social, economic, cultural, and political developments that have shaped our world. It will also examine such themes as the United States rise as a super power, civil rights and civil disorder, social liberalism and conservatism, and labor and management in a changing world.
  
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    HIS* K218 - African American History °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; any 100 or 200 level Social Science course or permission of the instructor.
    This course will examine critical events that have given shape to the history of African Americans as they struggled and continue to struggle for equality, opportunity and full participation in American life. The course begins on the African continent before the intense and prolonged contact and penetration of Europeans. We will discuss events that brought Africans to the new world and the subsequent events that gave shape to the history of African Americans in the United States. Correspondingly, we will identify key themes and issues, and discuss the contributions of important personalities and institutions that also gave shape and direction to the African American experience. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    HIS* K220 - History of the American West °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; any 100 or 200 level Social Science course or permission of the instructor.
    This course examines the region west of the Mississippi River, beginning with an overview of the Native Americans and continuing with each new culture coming into the region. The major focus of the course will be an examination of the diverse cultures that have come together in the region and made the American West a unique place in American history. The course will also examine such themes as the role of the west in American history, the role of myth in Western history, women in the West, the “frontier,” and the environment versus the economy.
  
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    HIS* K226 - U.S. Civil War °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; any 100 or 200 level Social Science course or permission of the instructor.
    This course will be an examination of the origins of the U.S. Civil War, its immedi­ate consequences, and lasting effects for the nation, closely examining the social, political, economic and cultural forces during the period. Students will review such topics as slavery and the Constitution, industrialization and the market economy, sectional conflict, reform and abolitionism, and issues including race, class and gender.
  
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    HIS* K244 - Europe in the 20th Century °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; any 100 or 200 level Social Science course or permission of the instructor.
    This course will be a survey of the diplomatic, economic, political, social and intellectual history of Europe from 1914 to the present, highlighting its relationship with the rest of the world. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    HIS* K246 - World History Through Film °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; any 100 or 200 level Social Science course or permission of the instructor.
    As primary documents of their time, films are studied to illuminate the historical era which they are made. This course will look at the political, social and intellectual history of world societies reflected in the films of various countries. This course fulfills the International/Intercultural course requirement.
  
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    HIS* K257 - War and Society in World Civilization °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; any 100 or 200 level Social Science course or permission of the instructor.
    This course is a survey of war and the military institutions of World society from the beginning of civilizations to the advent of the nuclear age. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of war and its apparatus in the context of political, social, economic, and technological change. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    HIS* K271 - Modern Asia °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; any 100 or 200 level Social Science course or permission of the instructor.
    This course will concentrate on developments in China and Japan since 1900, including the Chinese Revolution of 1911, the rise of militarism in Japan, World War II in the Pacific, the growth and triumph of communism in China, and the defeat and recovery of Japan. In addition, the course will examine both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts as well as contemporary problems in East Asia. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    HIS* K296 - Teaching Assistantship in History °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: At least two prior courses in history and permission of the instructor.
    In this assistantship, students will assist a faculty member in conducting an academic course offered in the field of history. Students may lead discussion groups, work with individual students, organize field trips, make presentations, and/or other work to be arranged.

Health Science

  
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    HLT* K103 - Investigations in Health Careers °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is designed to assist students in meeting the expectations of a health care curriculum and career. The students will become familiar with the rigors of higher education and the specific skills needed to maximize their opportunity for academic and clinical success. The course will include a comprehensive overview of the duties and responsibilities associated with clinical competency. Interdisciplinary learning strategies, correlating clinical and didactic education, life management skills, work ethics, and critical thinking skills necessary for all health provides will be emphasized.
  
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    HLT* K155 - Personal Health °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This is a course on the physiological principles involved in the maintenance of individual health. Students will learn principles of hygiene, nutrition, communicable disease prevention, stress management, exercise, and other elements of personal life style that affects health.

Health Physical Education

  
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    HPE* K105 - Introduction to Fitness and Training °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    An introduction of the profession of Fitness Training and the five components of physical fitness, as it relates human anatomy and physiology, exercise, and nutrition to fitness and its effects on the body.
  
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    HPE* K128 - Lifetime Fitness


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is designed to evaluate the 5 components of physical fitness. A physical fitness pretest will be conducted on each student and an individualized exercise program will be developed and implemented. Information involving nutrition, fitness and lifestyle will be presented so to educate the student to the aspects of lifetime fitness. Each student is required to take a physical fitness post test. A goal of the course will be to achieve a fitness level equal to or exceeding levels required by the Connecticut Police Officers Standards and Training Council Fitness Test Standard.
  
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    HPE* K130 - Weight Training/Fitness °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞; MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I  placement∞.
    The student will gain knowledge of the muscular-skeletal system and the importance of exercise physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, biomechanics, and sports nutrition. Primarily, the student may apply these principles to design a safe, effective strength and conditioning program through weight training.
  
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    HPE* K136 - Tai Chi


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Tai Chi was a form of internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and health benefits. Tai Chi today has become a modified exercise using all the techniques as a means to attain healing qualities rather than combative awareness. The slow and fluid movements practiced in Tai Chi improve the body’s alignment, posture, strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and stamina. Tai Chi provides practitioners with an overall toning and strengthened of specific muscles.
  
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    HPE* K138 - Tai Chi II °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: HPE* K136  or permission of the instructor.
    Tai Chi II, although not a continuation of Tai Chi, is a program designed for students who have taken at least one Tai Chi class or other Tai Chi classes approved by the instructor. This course may cover two sections of learning: a Tai Chi bare-hand routine and/or a Tai Chi weapon routine. For a bare-hand routine in this course, an in-depth explanation of the theory and the applications of each movement will be covered. For a weapon routine, students will be introduced to the use of some Chinese martial arts weapons, which include a fan, sword, a saber, a long staff, or a short staff. Students will learn k274 the basic skills in using the weapon they are going to use in the routine before they start to learn the routine. The weapons to be used in class will be either of a wooden or a blunt and rounded material that is safe to use in the classroom environment. Safe use of the weapon will be stressed. The movements used in all Tai Chi weapon routines taught in this course will be soft, slow and non-explosive, just like its other Tai Chi bare-hand routine counterpart. Since there are so many different styles and kinds of Tai Chi and bare-hand and weapon routines, this course can be repeated by those students who wish to obtain a more in depth learning experience in the Tai Chi art form.
  
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    HPE* K139 - Introduction to Bio-Energetics


    1 CREDIT HOUR

    The students will explore the relationship of energy and biology. Students will discover how bio- energy is utilized by the physical, spiritual and emotional body and how to maintain energetic health. Students will explore current energy practices and methods to enhance bio-energy.

  
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    HPE* K155 - Introduction to Whole Foods and Nutrition


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    The focus of this introductory course is to allow the students the opportunity to begin to develop an awareness of whole foods and sound nutrition to create a balanced diet. The class will explore the relationship between food and health. Students will be introduced to cultural and economic influences in the creation of health through nutrition. The class will discuss safe use and benefits of nutraceuticals, supplements and herbal preparations, review potential side effects, drug interactions and hazards.
  
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    HPE* K232 - First Aid & Sports Injury °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    Introduction to basic life support skills and designed to certify each student in CPR with AED. The student will also be exposed to the most prevalent sports related injuries and their treatment, rehabilitation and strengthening protocols.
  
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    HPE* K241 - Exercise Physiology with lab °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    Corequisite: BIO* K211 .
    This class will cover physiological responses/adaptations to exercise. Topics in this course include neuromuscular, metabolic, cardiovascular, hormonal and respiratory systems as they pertain to acute and chronic exercise. The major goal of the class is to develop a basic understanding of exercise physiology that will 1) allow the student to utilize exercise physiology in their daily lives and future profession, 2) prepare the student to take additional courses in exercise science.
  
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    HPE* K243 - Kinesiology with lab °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; BIO* K211 .
    This course will be designed as a basic introduction to the fundamentals of Kinesiology. The integration of the anatomy of human movement and the mechanics of human movement will be the focal point of the course. Knowledge will be obtained through classroom lecture, hands on practical experiences, lab activities and other various assessment techniques. A broader understanding of human anatomy, through active movement and the application of this knowledge, in education, coaching, medicine and other areas of life in a practical method will be obtained.
  
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    HPE* K245 - Programming and Prescription I °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: HPE* K105 .
    Students will be introduced to fitness assessment, testing and exercise criteria as well as guidelines for safe and efficient cardiovascular resistance and speed and agility training techniques. Exercise testing and prescription for healthy cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, skeletal and nervous systems will be stressed. Pulmonary diseases and post orthopedic injuries will also be included in the context of this course. The need for essential nutrient intake is another important aspect of this course.
  
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    HPE* K246 - Programming and Prescription II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: HPE* K245 .
    This course is designed to introduce students to theories and techniques of exercise prescription for a variety of special populations (obese, diabetic, arthritic, pregnant, elderly, and the widely symptomatic). Guidelines for appropriate cardiovascular and resistance training for these groups will be discussed in detail. Protocols for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation will be stressed.
  
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    HPE* K261 - Yoga


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    This 6,000 year old, ancient practice, will teach the student the true meaning of union by combining physical, mental and spiritual states of wellness. The course is designed to provide the history of yoga, its theory and benefits, and afford the student an opportunity to experience this art first hard.
  
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    HPE* K266 - Therapeutic Yoga


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Students will learn key components of spinal health and experience yoga prac­tices fashioned around the major movements of the spine, hips and shoulders. The concepts and appropriate, mindful use of props for passive stretching to enable a meaningful, healing practice as well as the fundamentals of restorative yoga will be presented.
  
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    HPE* K267 - Introduction to Pranayama and Meditation


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    This course will introduce the ancient practice of Pranayama (breath control) as a means of modulating our mental and physical activity levels. We will also explore meditation and the practice of Yoga Nidra (yoga sleep) as a means of rejuvenating our bodies and tapping into our inherent creativity. Both of these practices will be part of a traditional asana (movement) practice.
  
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    HPE* K295 - Field Practice and Seminar °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: HPE* K105  with a “C” grade or better; Two 200-level Exercise Science courses; ENG* K101   or ENG* K101S  ; student must have completed at least 30 credits of the Exercise Science program with a GPA of 2.5 or greater or have the permission of the program coordinator.
    This practicum is designed to give the student an opportunity to implement the skills and knowledge gathered through their course work. This real world experi­ence will enable the student grow their knowledge, increase their professional development and gain valuable work experience.

Human Services

  
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    HSE* K101 - Introduction to Human Services °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is designed to familiarize students with the current theory and knowledge related to human services. The course will include a survey of the helping professions, including a history of social welfare and human service agencies. The course will include guest speakers and an opportunity to observe human service practice in local human services orga­nizations. Students will be expected to complete 10 hours of volunteer service in the community.
  
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    HSE* K105 - Core Competencies in Community Health Work


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course provides an introduction to the role of the Community Health Out­reach Worker within the healthcare delivery team. Emphasis is placed on coopera­tive service to provide effective, efficient, and appropriate services to underserved clients in diverse communities. Students will develop skills in areas of communication, data collection, documentation, time management, and providing linkages with referral agencies for health and social service related issues. Activities such as field trips, guest speakers, and class discussions will be integrated into course work.
  
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    HSE* K171 - Death & Dying


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is designed to familiarize students with attitudes toward death, dying, grief, and loss. Students will be given an opportunity to understand approach­ing death from several perspectives. The issues will include both the organizational context of dying, cross cultural studies of death, and the personal struggles of terminally ill people and their families.
  
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    HSE* K173 - Aging & Mental Health °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course focuses on the unique physiological, social, and emotional factors of aging that can affect the mental well-being of older adults. It also includes diag­nosing and treating mental deterioration and studying its impact on the family.
  
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    HSE* K181 - Understanding Sexual Abuse °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the problem of sexual abuse and assault, the psychology of the offender, and the impact on the victim. It will also provide a preliminary orienta­tion to sex offender treatment and victim treatment.
  
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    HSE* K183 - Substance Abuse °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This is a basic course in substance abuse and dependency. Topics will include an overview of physiological, psychological and social aspects of substance abuse. This course will have application for human service majors and others interested in the field of chemical addiction.
  
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    HSE* K210 - Group & Interpersonal Relations °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course provides an overview of current group theory and knowledge of methods and skills leading to a beginning competence in group work practice. The course will combine theoretical and empirical concepts of group dynamics to be applied to a wide range of groups in a variety of settings.
  
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    HSE* K241 - Human Service Agencies & Organizations °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: HSE* K210  or permission of the instructor.
    This course is an introduction to the study of community organization as a method in social work practice, which has as its major objective of practice the plan­ning and implementation of programs directed toward some aspect of com­munity change. The skills, methods, and functions of community service workers will be explored and integrated into the other skills and methods of social service practice, which are a part of a student’s overall learning experiences in the social service program.
  
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    HSE* K251 - Work With Individuals & Families °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is designed to provide an introduction to methods and skills leading to beginning competence in the social work process of helping individuals and families. The skills include assessment, planning, contracting, intervention, interviewing, and evaluation.
  
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    HSE* K281 - Human Services Field Work I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
    This course is a practicum/field work experience in human services which is defined as direct involvement in a non-classroom setting sponsored by the College and jointly supervised by the agency and faculty. Students are also expected to participate in a weekly seminar. Students must have completed a minimum of 30 credits with 12 credits in human service degree courses.

Hospitality Management

  
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    HSP* K100 - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course provides an overview of the structure and functions of the hospitality industry, including hotels, motels, inns, restaurants, resorts, casinos, and other tourist related concerns. Students will survey career options and the essential abilities needed to pursue these options. The course also introduces students to the many tourist attractions in southeastern Connecticut.
  
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    HSP* K108 - Sanitation & Safety


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course teaches students about the potential emergency situations in the hospitality industry and the appropriate and correct actions to take. Students will receive the National Restaurant Association’s Certification in Food Sanitation and Safety required by law in the food service industry. Students will learn all aspects of sanitation including the ordering, receiving, storing, preparing, and serving of food.
  
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    HSP* K111 - Basic Food Preparation


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: HSP* K108 .
    This course introduces the fundamental theories and skills in basic food prepa­ration and baking. Emphasis is on the identification of a standard quality product, cooking theories, equipment, recipe conversion, weights and measures, and safe and sanitary working habits.
  
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    HSP* K112 - Advanced Food Preparation °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: HSP* K111  and HSP* K108 .
    This course is a continuation and ap­plication of the culinary techniques and knowledge acquired in HSP* K111 - Basic Food Preparation . Full course menus will be prepared and served to guests. Students will experience various positions in the dining room and kitchen. Emphasis is placed on menu planning and recipes, purchasing, food costing, and service while working as part of a team.
  
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    HSP* K113 - Baking and Pastry Arts I °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: HSP* K108 .
    This course is an introduction to the production and quality control of baked items and pastries with intensive hands-on laboratory training.
  
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    HSP* K117 - Beverage Management


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course introduces students to wines, beers, spirits, and the technical aspects of the products. Viticulture, wine making, the distillation process, and the methods of making malt beverages are investigated. Students will explore the business aspects of buying, selling, and serving these products and the implications of liability and health in a contemporary society.
  
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    HSP* K134 - Hospitality Customer Relations


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course will focus on the relationship and interaction between the customer and the hospitality employee. A thorough investigation of the various aspects of communications between people will be studied. Students will learn effective communication skills in customer service and will implement these skills through role-playing and hands-on training.
  
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    HSP* K151 - Introduction to Gaming Industry


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course introduces the student to the various operational aspects of the gam­ing industry. An overview of the current trends in the industry, the casino environ­ment, marketing and financial concepts relevant to the industry will be addressed.
  
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    HSP* K152 - Introduction to Casino Management


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: HSP* K100 .
    This course introduces the students to the management of a casino including staffing, the floor pit, credit control, cash and chip control, and internal security. Students are introduced to the basic rules and supervision of the major casino games.
  
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    HSP* K201 - International Foods °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: HSP* K108  and HSP* K112 .
    This course teaches students to plan, prepare, and serve full-course ethnic meals. Student teams have the opportunity to practice advanced culinary, and management techniques. An analysis of costs, labor, production, management, and success of the team effort will be completed.
  
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    HSP* K243 - Hotel Operations °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: HSP* K100 .
    This course focuses on the management of the various lodging options available to commercial and leisure travelers. The course will also focus on hotel/motel front office supervision and other management considerations in arranging the lodging.
  
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    HSP* K245 - Hospitality Sales & Marketing °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ACC* K111  or ACC* K115 .
    This course is designed to familiarize the students with the sales and marketing practices used in the tourism field. Market analysis, methods of advertising, promotion, pricing, and sales techniques will be addressed.
  
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    HSP* K247 - Travel Agency Operations °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: HSP* K100 .
    This course is an introduction to the operations of the retail travel agency. Students will be provided an overview of computerized airline reservation systems, passenger tariffs, and ticketing procedures.
  
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    HSP* K296 - Cooperative Education °


    3 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: Permission of Program Coordinator.
    This course is an on-the-job practical experience to reinforce the principal techniques and procedures presented in the classroom and lab. Students seek their own employment in an approved hospitality position and are evaluated by their employers, the program coordinator, and by the quality of their written assign­ments. Students meet for a cooperative, professional seminar and individually with the program coordinator several times throughout the semester.

Interdisciplinary Studies

  
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    IDS K105 - The First Year Experience °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K096  placement∞ or completion of ESL* K063  with a C# or higher.
    This course is designed to engage stu­dents as active participants within the college environment. Students will have the opportunity to acquire academic skills, attributes, awareness of self as learner, and to engage with the resources and activities within the Three Rivers Community College community. You can expect regular reading, writing and re­search assignments along with classroom discussion as you investigate how to be successful in this environment.

Library Technology

  
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    LIB* K101 - Introduction to Library Public Services


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course deals with the public service aspect of library work, which includes circulation, reserve, and publicity.
  
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    LIB* K104 - Introduction to Reference Services °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is designed to familiarize students with the use of general and specialized reference tools. Procedures and services in the library reference depart­ment are also discussed.
  
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    LIB* K116 - Cataloging and Classification °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: LIB* K123 .
    This course introduces both Dewey and Library of Congress Classification Systems. Also included are original descriptive and subject cataloging of print and non-print media, and copy cataloging by using MARC format.
  
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    LIB* K120 - Literature for Children


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is a critical study of literature for children. Included are literary forms such as folklore, poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction. Discussions of writers, illustrators, storytelling, and Children’s Room programming are also incorpo­rated.
  
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    LIB* K123 - Introduction to Library Tech Services


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is designed to give students an understanding of the use of bib­liographic tools, the skills to use them appropriately, and a basic knowledge of workflow in a technical processing department.
  
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    LIB* K125 - Digital Media


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course serves as an introduction to a variety of digital media forms as they are being used in the library and information service fields. Students will be exposed to such presentation software such as Facebook, Flickr, BitTorrent, Secondlife, podcasts, audiobooks, ebooks, Mp3 and Mp4 files. Students will also use digital cameras and sound recorders to create original content.
  
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    LIB* K127 - Management Strategies


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course covers the basic supervisory skills that are necessary for library techni­cal assistants. Topics included are job descriptions, employee evaluation, mo­tivation, conflict management, interper­sonal communication, time management, training techniques, affirmative action, usage statistics, censorship, and Library Bill of Rights.
  
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    LIB* K201 - Digital Resources °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSA* K105 .
    This course covers the theory and field practice of web sites, internet searching and search engines, online reference searches, shared databases, LANs, CD ROM technology, and library networks. LIB* K201 meets the computer literacy requirement.
  
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    LIB* K202 - Supervised Field Placement∞ °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Completion of five library technology courses.
    This course is a work assignment under actual library conditions that gives students practical experience. During the semester, students will work 90 hours in a library of their choice. This course is required for students with no practical library experience.
 

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