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Academics
   
2015-2016 College Catalog
Three Rivers Community College
   
 
  Nov 25, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

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* Indicates common course numbering across Connecticut Community Colleges.

∞ Appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment process.

 

Accounting

  
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    ACC* K100 - Basic Accounting I


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    The course is designed to cover the basic structure, concepts, principles, and correct use of accounting terminology. The practical aspect of accounting is emphasized through recording, classifying, and summarizing the financial information that flows within a business enterprise. The accounting cycle is examined along with such areas as sales, purchases, cash, receivables, and payroll. This course is not open to students who have completed ACC* K111  or higher.
  
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    ACC* K110 - Introduction to Forensic Accounting


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    An introductory course in Forensic Accounting designed to provide students with the investigative tools, evidentiary requirements, litigation support and overview of the accounting and legal as­pects of fraud including but not limited to fraud perpetrated against individuals and organizations (asset misappropriation), which includes employee theft, vender fraud, money laundering, customer fraud and management fraud with respect to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  
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    ACC* K112 - Principles of Accounting II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ACC* K111 .
    This course is a continuation of the study of accounting theory and practice. Introduction to partnerships, corporations, managerial accounting, and analysis of financial statements. Computer lab time may be required for this course.
  
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    ACC* K115 - Financial Accounting °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better. ; MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I  with a “C#” grade or better.

     

    This course is designed to cover basic accounting theory and practice as applied to the complete accounting cycle, including the use of current accounting systems and procedures and the preparation of financial statements. The course also covers Long-term Assets, Current & Long-Term Liabilities, and Corporate Reporting and Analysis.

     

  
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    ACC* K118 - Managerial Accounting °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ACC* K111 or ACC* K115  with a “C” grade or better.
    This course is designed to cover the application of accounting principles and procedures to the cost control function of manufacturing business management. Emphasis is placed on managerial analysis and control, job order costing, process cost, standard cost, and variance analysis.
  
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    ACC* K125 - Accounting Computer Applications I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ACC* K111  or ACC* K115 .
    This course is designed to teach accounting students about computerized integrated accounting and accounting spreadsheet applications using a standard Windows interface. Students will learn to operate the software by entering realistic accounting transactions for a variety of business applications and by generating financial statements, spreadsheets, and other management information reports. The techniques and terminology learned can be applied to other Window-based software packages.
  
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    ACC* K233 - Principles of Cost Accounting °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ACC* K111   or ACC* K115 .
    This course encompasses fundamental principles and procedures needed for planning, evaluating, and controlling the organization’s internal activities. Students will be exposed to accounting systems that are designed to provide information for managers as they relate to decision making. Topics include: budgeting, relevant costing, absorption and direct costing models, production levels, and inventory evaluations. Students work with accounting information that includes job-order costing, process costing, and standard costs.
  
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    ACC* K241 - Federal Taxes I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; MAT* K123  or MAT* K146  or MAT* K167  or MAT* K172  or MAT* K186 .
    This course examines federal income taxation as it relates to individuals. Emphasis is on tax law, researching tax questions, the determination of taxable income, deductions, and the preparation of tax returns.
  
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    ACC* K271 - Intermediate Accounting I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ACC* K112  or ACC* K118 .
    In this course, students will engage in an intensive study of financial accounting theory, focusing on revenue and expense recognition and the valuation and disclosure of financial statement elements.
  
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    ACC* K272 - Intermediate Accounting II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ACC* K271 .
    In this course, students will engage in an intensive study of financial accounting theory focusing on inventory, fixed and intangible assets, as well as liabilities and the impact on Equity.
  
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    ACC* K292 - Practicum in Accounting °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.
    This course is based on on-the-job placement∞ in a business setting. This is a college-supervised experience based on a learning contract with evaluations by both the college faculty and the staff of the cooperating business.

Anthropology

  
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    ANT* K101 - Introduction to Anthropology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course will approach the evolution of human beings from the perspectives of the four anthropology subfields (cultural, physical, archaeology, linguistics). The dawn of humanity will be traced from its early primate origins to the evolution of family, language, consciousness, and culture. Cultural evolution will trace the origins of bands, tribes, and state civiliza­tions. The course will conclude with an examination of human variation.
  
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    ANT* K105 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course examines human life ways. Examples will be drawn cross-culturally to illustrate universal aspects of cultural life, such as marriage and family, art and religion, ecology and economy, and power and politics. Explanations for the existence of various kinds of human so­cieties such as bands, tribes, and modern states will be addressed with a humanistic concern on how people view and experience life within them. Contemporary problems of cultural contact and change will be discussed with the objective of discovering ways and means of promoting intercultural understanding. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    ANT* K136 - Music Cultures of the World °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    A comparative survey of musical concepts, style, and performance practices of various world cultures. Course content will emphasize the context of musical expression within the different cultures examined. This course is equivalent to MUS* K104 . Course fulfills International/ Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    ANT* K206 - Anthropology of Music °


    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Completion of ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; and any anthropology, music, or sociology course; or permission of the instructor.
    This course is an introduction to the core concepts of ethnomusicology, an inter-disciplinary study that combines cultural anthropology and musicology to better understand how people give meaning to music as cultural expression. A significant amount of writing and a major research paper will be required. This course is equivalent to MUS* K209 .
  
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    ANT* K230 - Indigenous Peoples of the World °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  and any 100-level social science course; or permission of the instructor.
    This course examines the historical and cultural experiences of indigenous peoples from around the world. The main objective is to gain a better understanding of the impact that modernization and globalization has had on the development of these cultures through an investigation of select groups from areas such as (but not limited to) Australia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Americas. The course will use studies from cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and ethnomusicology to increase students’ exposure to alternative means for living in and understanding the world. A significant amount of writing and a major research project will be required. Course fulfills Interna­tional/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    ANT* K296 - Teaching Assistantship in Anthropology °


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

Architecture

  
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    ARC* K102 - Architecture of the World


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    The course offers a global perspective of buildings, their settings, and the dissemination of ideas about architecture from the late Neolithic period to the pres­ent. Particular attention is given to the relationships of architectural expression, meaning and building technology and to issues arising when architectural traditions of one culture are imposed upon or otherwise adapted by another. Students will explore the impact of climate, economy, philosophy, social structure and technology on architecture by becoming familiar with some of the world’s major monuments in architectural history. The course also integrates the visual arts that paralleled each era, exploring the fundamental elements of each movement as illustrated through aesthetic expression.
  
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    ARC* K108 - Building Materials


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course introduces students to the source, use and limitations of materials used in building construction, while ex­ploring methods of assembly and historic applications. Emphasis is placed on basic design concepts and the practical applications of building materials “in the field.” Field observation is attained through site visits of projects under construction (as available).
  
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    ARC* K135 - Construction Graphics


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Corequisite: ARC* K135L .
    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of drafting and working drawings for the construction industry, emphasizing set layout and sequenc­ing, sheet image composition, drawing construction, line weights, conventions, symbols and projection. “Drafting” as a means to convey “design intent” and “constructability” to the construction industry is accomplished through the lab portion of this course by the execution of actual drawing types, including architectural, civil, structural, detail, and other drawings.
  
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    ARC* K135L - Construction Graphics Lab


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ARC* K135 .
    This course implements the principles of construction graphics covered in the lecture portion of this course and the execution of actual drawing types, including architectural, civil, structural, detail, and other drawings.
  
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    ARC* K137 - Architectural Detailing °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: ARC* K135 /ARC* K135L .
    Corequisite: ARC* K137L .
    This course introduces the methods and purpose of producing architectural drawing details that convey design intent to the construction industry while illustrating, with detail, the materials, assemblies and methods to be used in construction.
  
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    ARC* K137L - Architectural Detailing Lab °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ARC* K135 /ARC* K135L .
    Corequisite: ARC* K137 .
    This course implements the principles of architectural detailing covered in the lecture portion of this course, as students gain working knowledge through construction observation, detail observation, and a hands-on scaled detail building project.
  
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    ARC* K211 - Architecture Design I °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: ARC* K137 /ARC* K137L .
    Corequisite: ARC* K211L .
    This course introduces the student to the fundamental methodologies of a designer’s decision making process. Students will work individually and in groups as they apply their studies to the solutions of small “vignette” architectural projects that explore the principles of form, space, and order in design.
  
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    ARC* K211L - Architecture Design I Lab °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ARC* K137 /ARC* K137L .
    Corequisite: ARC* K211 .
    This course implements the principles of architectural design covered in the lecture portion of this course. Emphasis in the Design I Lab is placed more upon the path of design and the decision making process than a “polished” design solution, through sketches, diagrams, and models.
  
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    ARC* K213 - Architecture Design II °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: ARC* K211 /ARC* K211L .
    Corequisite: ARC* K213L .
    This course, along with Architectural Design I, forms the capstone of the Architectural program, as students continue implementing the principles of Design I. Students expand their design experience as they implement form, space, and order concepts in the design of building layouts, planning schemes, façade designs, and construction techniques
  
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    ARC* K213L - Architecture Design II Lab °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ARC* K211 /ARC* K211L .
    Corequisite: ARC* K213 .
    This course implements the principles of architectural design covered in the lecture portion of this course. Students transition from designing small “vignette” projects in Design I to larger holistic design problems, including urban infill, single buildings, and planning projects.
  
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    ARC* K214 - Sustainable Design


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course explores sustainability in design, healthy design, renewable energy, cogeneration, recycling, low VOC, zero carbon, and LEED as they relate to regional and urban planning, building design, building envelope, building interior environment, site ecology, energy resources, and infrastructure and transportation.
  
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    ARC* K221 - Contracts & Specifications


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course introduces students to construction industry documents, including working drawings and the project manual which contains bidding documents, contract documents, contract conditions, and the specifications. Additional docu­ments include cut sheets, shop drawings, and various AIA (American Institute of Architects) documents used in contract administration. Working knowledge is attained through actual execution of the documents.
  
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    ARC* K225 - Alternative Building Systems °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ARC* K108 .
    Students will gain working knowledge of alternative building systems (students should have previous knowledge of traditional building systems). Areas covered include building siting, structural alternatives, envelope and weathering systems, industry-standard design and performance criteria (LEED & BPI), interior environmental quality, and mechanical-electrical-plumbing systems. Students will demonstrate applied learning through case study work.
  
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    ARC* K227 - Codes & Ordinances


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course introduces students to the origins, scope, and administration of local, state, and federal codes and ordinances. Students will be exposed to the elements of these codes and ordinances and to the impacts they have on the design, construction and occupancy of a project. Students will develop a working knowledge of the subject material as they track a hypothetical project from preliminary zoning research, through design and construction and ultimately the issuance of a “certificate of occupancy.”
  
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    ARC* K241 - Site Analysis °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ARC* K135 /ARC* K135L .
    Corequisite: ARC* K241L .
    This course introduces students to an overview inventory of the systems and elements that are encountered in the analysis of site conditions. Students will explore how each element operates and what procedures are required to maintain or improve the quality of the site environment. Students will develop a value system, which fosters the concept of fitness to human purpose and specific site context through an ecological approach to design.
  
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    ARC* K241L - Site Analysis Lab °


    1.5 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ARC* K135 /ARC* K135L .
    Corequisite: ARC* K241 .
    This course implements the principles of site analysis covered in the lecture portion of this course, as students explore the relationship between land use and architectural design. Hands on experience is gained through a final project that explores site selection, orientation, climatology, natural and cultural features, topography, and regulatory issues.
  
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    ARC* K280 - Professional Practice


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course introduces the student to the methodologies and philosophies of architectural office practice. Subjects covered include firm organization and manage­ment, client relations, marketing and attaining projects, and project production and management. Emphasis is placed on the everyday tasks of managing a firm and its projects. Working knowledge is attained through actual job files setup and execution of common AIA and other project management documents.
  
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    ARC* K282 - Trends & Issues


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    A topics based course that explores current and evolving subjects that affect the architectural and construction industries. Areas of focus will include changes in technologies; building materials; regulations, codes and ordinances; delivery methods; graphic mediums; and other evolving subjects.
  
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    ARC* K295 - CO-OP Education Work Experience II°


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ARC* K296  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.

     

  
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    ARC* K296 - Co-Op Education Work Experience °


    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.
    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 hours must be completed by the co-op student during the semester internship.

Art

  
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    ART* K101 - Art 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 provides an introduction to the history of art from prehistoric through to the mid-15th century from a global perspective. Major works in many media including painting, sculpture, and architecture will be covered. By the end of this course, students will have a visual vocabulary with which they can intelligently discuss and write about works of art. Regardless of whether the work is accessible and easy to admire or difficult and not readily understood, students will understand how to evaluate works of art not only for their beauty, but for other intrinsic values such as power of expression and boldness of communication. Outside readings and papers required.
  
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    ART* K102 - Art History II °


    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 introduction to the history of art from the mid-15th century through to contemporary from a global perspective. Major works in many media including painting, sculpture, installation art, and performance art will be covered. By the end of this course, students will have a visual vocabulary with which they can intelligently discuss and write about works of art. Regardless of whether the work is accessible and easy to admire or difficult and not readily understood, students will understand how to evaluate works of art not only for their beauty, but for other intrinsic values such as power of expression and boldness of communication. Outside readings and papers required.
  
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    ART* K107 - Introduction to Studio Art


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This is a course covering the fundamentals of visual art through hands-on experience. The course includes basic design and composition, color theory, study of three-dimensional form, and a thorough exploration of the creative process through the use of a wide variety of media and techniques, including drawing, painting, collage and mixed media sculpture. Not recommended for art majors. Meets 3 hours per week.
  
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    ART* K111 - Drawing I


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is an introduction to basic drawing skills. The course includes work with still life, landscape, self-portrait, and interior space in black and white media. Emphasis is placed on the importance of drawing through careful observation. A variety of techniques and styles are covered to arrange compositions and create the illusion of volume and perspective. Studio: Meets 6 hours per week.
  
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    ART* K112 - Drawing II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ART* K111 .
    This course is an exploration of drawing basics in various media including color, with an emphasis on composition and technique. Both representation and abstraction are explored. Students work with still life, portraiture, and the figure and a final project series of their own choice. Studio: Meets 6 hours per week.
  
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    ART* K121 - Two-Dimensional Design


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of two-dimensional design. Students will use the principles of design as an expressive tool to communicate visually. A variety of black and white and color mediums will be used including drawing, painting and collage. Studio: Meets 6 hours per week.
  
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    ART* K122 - Three Dimensional Design


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Students will explore basic three-dimen­sional art elements: line, plane, mass, volume, space, size, color, light, surface and context. Students will experiment with materials and processes through as­signments exploring artistic themes while solving various design problems. Studio: Meets 6 hours per week.
  
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    ART* K131 - Sculpture I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ART* K122 .
    This course is an introduction to creative sculpture and includes instruction in the use of tools, materials and processes to create three-dimensional forms. A range of materials will be used to develop figurative, representational, and abstract sculpture. Studio: Meets 6 hours per week.
  
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    ART* K151 - Painting I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ART* K111  or permission of the instructor.
    This course is an intensive introduction to representational painting with acrylics. Students are given a firm foundation in painting through an introduction to the materials of painting and thorough study of color theory and color mixing. The knowledge of color theory will be put into practice with the painting of the still life. A variety of exercises and techniques will be explored including preparing different surfaces on which to paint as well as aes­thetic explorations. It will be emphasized that the skills of drawing are an integral painting tool. Studio: Meets 6 hours per week.
  
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    ART* K152 - Painting II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ART* K151  or permission of the instructor.
    In this class, students will get the opportunity to further their exploration of painting with acrylics through a variety of approaches including abstraction. Students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of subject matter and themes as well as to develop their own individual styles. Studio: Meets 6 hours per week.
  
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    ART* K161 - Ceramics I


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is an introduction to the methods and nature of working with clay as an artistic medium. Emphasis is placed on the practical use of design principals such as: line, symmetry, balance, visual mass, texture, ground/foreground relationships, and spatial relationships. Various artistic movements such as surrealism, minimalism, and abstraction, will be explored. Assignments allow the exploration of artistic themes while solving various design problems. The class includes discussions and demonstrations on various glazing and finishing techniques. Studio: Meets 6 hours per week.
  
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    ART* K162 - Ceramics II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ART* K161  or permission of instructor.
    This course is a continuation of Ceramics I, with the addition of advanced concepts and techniques. Students are required to develop a unified portfolio of work using a combination of sketches, research, and experiments to develop a theme. Studio: Meets 6 hours per week.
  
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    ART* K167 - Printmaking °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ART* K107  or ART* K111  or ART* K121 .
    This course is an introduction to the materials, design and techniques of monotype, monoprint, and relief printing. Work is approached in a creative and individualistic manner and emphasis is placed on experimentation with various processes. Students will create editions of their original work using a mechanical press as well as individualized hand printing. The importance of studio safety is emphasized. Non-toxic, solvent free inks are used. Students will do a research project on the diversity of cultural expression, and will learn of printmaking concepts and processes that are used globally for artistic expression. Studio: Meets 6 hours per week.
  
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    ART* K185 - Video Filmmaking


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; any 100-level Humanities or Social Sciences course.
    A creative workshop in which students will work with digital media to make their own movies. Students work with video camcorders and editing software. Students will learn scripting, shooting, editing and audio production techniques. Students will also research and write on various topics related to digital video and filmmaking. This course is equivalent to COM* K166  Video Filmmaking.
  
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    ART* K186 - Introduction to Film °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    An aesthetic and critical approach to film study, this course helps students develop a cinematic vocabulary and apply analytic skills. Classroom screening provide texts for discussion and analysis; they are supplemented by lectures, readings and writing assignments. Representative international films from the early years of the industry to the present will be taught.
  
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    ART* K198 - Special Topics: History of Film °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course will survey the history of film from its beginnings to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the development of forms and techniques, production methods, and film’s relationship to other arts and to social/political currents. Focus will be placed on critical analysis and discussion of selected films illustrating aesthetic principles that govern cinematic value and meaning.
  
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    ART* K204 - History of Women in the Arts °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  and any 100-level Humanities, History or Anthropology class; or permission of the instructor.
    This course will cover a global history of women in the visual arts. Art terminology and visual language will be used to examine varied artworks by women from an assortment of historic, social and political and personal contexts. Because historically women have been underrepresented and excluded from participating in the visual arts, students will develop their abilities to critique and question the art historical tradition through a significant amount of writing, and thereby achieve a general level of knowledge and appreciation for the contributions of women artists throughout history.
  
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    ART* K211 - Drawing III °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ART* K112 . This course will provide students who have taken
    Drawing I & II the opportunity to continue to develop their drawing skills. Students will evolve their own style of drawing while continuing to strengthen their observational and perceptual skills through focus and the live model. Students will begin to place conceptual importance on their drawings through intensive group and individual critiques. Studio: Meets 6 hours per week.
  
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    ART* K288 - Portfolio Development I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; ART* K111 .
    Students will prepare a portfolio stressing the individual’s career and/or education goals. This course is recommended for any student preparing to transfer, apply for graduate study or apply for a job in art or architecture. Students will become familiar with the essential business practices of the visual arts profession and will learn how to professionally photograph and present their work. Studio: Meets 6 hours per week.
  
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    ART* K291 - Portfolio Development II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ART* K288 . Students who have completed Portfolio Development I will continue to work on a portfolio stressing the individual’s career and/or education goals.
    This course is recommended for any student preparing to transfer, apply for graduate study or apply for a job in art or architecture. Students will become familiar with the essential business practices of the visual arts profession and will learn how to professionally photograph and present their work. Studio: Meets 6 hours per week.

American Sign Language

  
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    ASL* K101 - American Sign Language I


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This is a first course of study of American Sign Language, the language used by the Deaf Community in the United States. ASL I introduces students to the fundamentals of ASL grammar, vocabulary, finger spelling, numbers, and visual-gestural communication. Introduction to Deaf Culture is integrated into this beginning level course.
  
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    ASL* K102 - American Sign Language II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ASL* K101  with a “C” or better; or permission of the instructor.
    This is a continuation of American Sign Language I and further covers fundamen­tals of ASL grammar, vocabulary, fingerspelling, numbers, and visual-gestural communication. Continued study of Deaf Culture is integrated into this course.

Astronomy

  
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    AST* K101 - Principles of Astronomy


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K096  or higher. Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in AST* K101 , a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    This course covers the ideas that account for the earth and heavenly bodies and their characteristics. This course is designed to develop an appreciation of the beauty and order of the universe. Observational exercises, including star identifications and use of the telescope, are included.
  
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    AST* K111 - Introduction to Astronomy °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  with a “C” grade or better; MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I  with a “C#” grade or better.
    In addition to understanding the mechanisms involved in ascertaining distance, temperature and movements of celestial bodies, students will be able to orientate themselves with the night sky by using constellations as guides. This material will also cover the ideas that account for the earth and heavenly bodies and their characteristics. This course is designed to develop an appreciation of the beauty and order of the universe. The laboratory portion of the course consists of activities in elementary astronomy designed to reinforce and extend knowledge of selected topics covered in the lecture portion of the course. Students who have taken AST* K101  will not receive credit for this course.

Business-General

  
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    BBG* K101 - Intro to Business


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    In this course, the focus for students will be on a practical understanding and application of how business works, how it contributes to quality of life, the rewards of entrepreneurship, its legal framework, trade terminology, and business op­erations including marketing, finance, accounting, and management. This course gives an orientation to business curriculum. This course will emphasize the relationship of business to an individual’s everyday life in American society. Students required to take BBG* K101 should enroll in it prior to or in the first semester that they take a BBG*, BMG* or BMK* course. This course is open to all General Studies students as an elective. Certain restrictions apply to this course for business majors. Please refer to your program of study prior to registration.
  
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    BBG* K115 - Business Software Applications °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I  placement∞.
    Using Microsoft Suite application software, students in this hands-on course will learn to use each of the software packages as they relate to the business environment. These software packages include an emphasis on Excel to build flexible spreadsheets used in business decision making, supplemented with Word to produce professional-looking documents, Access to select and analyze data to produce valid results, and Powerpoint to effectively present and communicate.
  
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    BBG* K210 - Business Communication °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    Emphasizes communication technology and business communication concepts in a business environment. After a review of grammar, punctuation and sentence structure, students will plan, organize and edit several forms of business communications, including memorandums, letters, resumes and reports. Oral presentations are part of the curriculum.
  
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    BBG* K231 - Business Law I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    This course provides the student with an understanding of fundamental legal principles and their applications to business transactions and to individual rights and obligations. Crimes and torts are examined, and special emphasis is placed on the study of the law of contracts.
  
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    BBG* K232 - Business Law II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: BBG* K231 .
    This course covers the basic principles of the substantive law governing real and personal property, sales transactions, and commercial paper.
  
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    BBG* K291 - Business Capstone °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.
    This course is designed to be taken during the last semester prior to graduation and is targeted for Business Admininstration Management, A.S. , Marketing/Career, A.S.  and Accounting Career, A.S.   students. The course will bring together all the aspects of business that the student has been exposed to so far (Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Business Law, Operations, etc.) Pedagogy will combine a lecture, case studies and business simulations.
  
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    BBG* K294 - Business Internship °


    1-3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.
    In this course, students receive on-the-job placement∞ in a business setting in one of many areas (accounting, management, or marketing). This is a college-supervised experience based on a learning contract with evaluations by both the college faculty and the staff of the cooperating business. A one-credit business practicum is required in the Public Administration and Business Certificate Programs, while a three-credit business practicum is required in the Business Administration Management Career and Business Administration Public Administration Option Associate Degree Programs.

Business-Entrepreneurship

  
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    BES* K118 - Small Business Management °


    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 with the knowledge and skills needed to operate and/or develop a small business. Emphasis will be placed on the entrepreneurial aspects of creating, managing, and gaining profit from a small business.
  
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    BES* K218 - Entrepreneurship °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better. ∞.
    The course is designed especially for those students who wish to start a busi­ness. A strong emphasis is placed on the practical applications of financing a new business, marketing goods and services, dealing with competitors, and handling leases and landlords. Understanding legal elements for the new business person and other topics make up the bulk of this course. Reality-based projects and instruction enable students to practice immediate application of content.
  
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    BES* K239 - Business Plan Development °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course will teach the student the pro­cess of developing a business plan. This course will draw on knowledge obtained from previous business courses. The course will utilize business plan develop­ment software. Students will individually, and on a team basis, develop a complete business plan.

Business-Finance

  
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    BFN* K110 - Personal Finance °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; ∞ MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I  placement∞.
    This course provides, in a non-technical presentation, a basic understanding of personal finance. The choices that consumers face in managing their finances are examined. The topics include personal income and budgeting, consumer credit, investing, taxes, housing, insurance, retirement, and estate planning.
  
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    BFN* K201 - Principles of Finance °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ACC* K111 or ACC* K115  and BBG* K115 .
    This course offers an introduction to the basic principles of finance with an emphasis on the role a finance manager plays in the corporate world. Areas covered are financial analysis and forecasting, operating and financial leverage, short and long term financing alternatives, capital budgeting, time value of money, mergers and acquisitions, and international financial management.

Biological Sciences

  
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    BIO* K111 - Introduction to Nutrition °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This introductory course covers the principles of nutrition, nutrients, their sources, the interaction between those nutrients and the human body, and the selection of adequate diets for different age groups.
  
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    BIO* K115 - Human Biology


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K096  or higher. Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in BIO* K115 , a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    This introductory course focuses on a presentation of human structure and function, including a survey of the body’s system for students who want to be more knowledgeable about the life processes of their own bodies. Lab procedures do not involve animal dissections. This course does not meet the pre-admission requirement for the Nursing Program. Three-hour lecture; one three- hour laboratory period.
  
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    BIO* K121 - General Biology I °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    Corequisites: CHE* K111  or CHE* K121 , either course with a “C” grade or better; or permission of the department chair. Please note: If completing CHE* K111  or CHE* K121  prior to enrolling in BIO* K121, a grade of “C” or better is required for registration into this course.
    This course introduces the major principles and concepts of modern biology. Topics to be covered include molecular and cellular biology, cell division, cellular transport systems, cellular metabolism, the specialization and differentiation of both plant and animal cells, and modern genetics. Three-hour lecture; one three-hour laboratory period.
  
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    BIO* K122 - General Biology II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: BIO* K121  with a “C” grade or better or permission of the instructor.
    Corequisite: None required; CHE* K122  is recommended.
    This course is a continuation of General Biology I. Topics to be covered include taxonomy, the diversity of life forms from the microbes to the animals, the structures and functions of both plant and animal systems, as well as ecology, ecosystems and evolution. (For transfer credit, student should take both BIO* K121  and BIO* K122 .) Three-hour lecture; one three-hour laboratory period.
  
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    BIO* K145 - General Zoology °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; or permission of the department chair.
    Corequisite: None required; CHE* K121  or CHE* K111  is recommended.
    organisms from the protozoan’s to the chordates. Aspects of anatomy, physiology, reproduction, development and genetics of select groups will be covered. Three-hour lecture, one three-hour laboratory period.
  
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    BIO* K155 - General Botany °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    Corequisite: None required; CHE* K121  or CHE* K111  highly recommended.
    This course introduces the study of plant life, including a phylogenetic survey from algae to the flowering plants. Aspects of anatomy, physiology, genetics, and reproduction of select plant life will be covered. Three-hour lecture; one three-hour laboratory period.
  
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    BIO* K175 - Introduction to Marine Science


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K096  or higher. Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in BIO* K175 , a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    This course is an introduction to marine science. Topics to be explored include general marine biology, intertidal ecology, plankton biology, marine communities, and the geomorphology of the New England coast. Some field work will be included.
  
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    BIO* K180 - Principles of Environmental Science


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K096  or higher. Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in BIO* K180 , a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    This is a basic course in environmental studies that introduces ecological principles and a global perspective on environmental problems such as deforestation, droughts, floods, soil erosion, overpopula­tion, food shortages and pollutants. Some field work will be included. This course is equivalent to ENV* K101 - Environmental Studies . Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    BIO* K198 - Special Topics: Tropical Biology °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  with a “C” grade or better.
    Thirteen on campus lectures will introduce students to the biodiversity of a Caribbean reef and tropical rainforest species. The lecture will survey the varying habitats of tropical marine & terrestrial ecosystems, focusing on organisms that students would encounter in the laboratory component. The focal point of this course is travel-based to an International field station. The laboratory component includes 5 days of research at Marine Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) in Ambergris Caye, Belize (scheduled during winter intercession). Activities will include swimming and snorkeling.
  
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    BIO* K211 - Anatomy & Physiology I °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: BIO* K121  and CHE* K111  or higher passed with a “C” grade or better.
    This course is a comprehensive study of the gross anatomical structure and physiology of the human body pertaining to cells, tissues, membranes, organs, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular and nervous including special senses. Anatomy and Physiology is a two semester course. Students must enroll in both BIO* K211  and BIO* K212  for transfer credits to other institutions. Three-hour lecture; one three-hour laboratory period per week.
  
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    BIO* K212 - Anatomy & Physiology II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: BIO* K211  with a “C” grade or better. CHE* K111  or higher strongly recommended.
    A continuation of BIO* K211 - Anatomy & Physiology I ° , this course covers the following systems: endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive (nutri­tion), urinary (including fluids and electro­lytes), and reproduction, as well as human development and genetics. Anatomy and Physiology is a two semester course. Students must enroll in both BIO* K211  and BIO* K212  for transfer credit to other institutions. BIO* K212  is offered in the spring semester only. Three-hour lecture; one three-hour laboratory period per week.
  
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    BIO* K235 - Microbiology °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: BIO* K121  and CHE* K111  or CHE* K121  or permission of the instructor, all courses passed with a “C” grade or better. BIO* K122  is recommended.
    This course covers a comprehensive study of microorganisms. Topics covered will include the basic characteristics, morphology, physiology, growth, reproduction, and genetics of bacteria, as well as a brief taxonomical survey of the following microbial life forms: Archaea, Eubacteria (Cyanobacteria, Mycoplasms, Rickettsia, Chlamydia), Fungi, Algae, Protozoans, and Viruses. Emphasis will be on species that affect humans. Laboratory activities will include various techniques of staining, culturing, and isolating bacteria. The morphology and metabolic processes of select microbial groups will be studied. Students will learn to apply various modern bio- techniques that are used for controlling the growth of microbes, and to identify unknowns. Three hours of lecture; three hours of lab each week.
  
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    BIO* K260 - Principles of Genetics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S ; BIO* K121 ; CHE* K111  or CHE* K121 ; all courses passed with a “C” grade or better.
    This course is designed to cover the basic concepts of genetics, including the theory of chromosomes, classical Mendelian inheritance, principles of human genetics, the genetic code, the role of the nucleic acids in gene expression, genetic muta­tions, and topics in modern genetics in areas such as recombinant DNA, biotechnology, gene mapping and diagnosis of human genetic disease.
  
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    BIO* K262 - Genetics °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: BIO* K121 ; BIO* K122 ; MAT* K186  or higher; CHE* K111  or CHE* K121  & CHE* K122 ; or completion of BIO* K121 , MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S , CHE* K111  or CHE* K121  and the written permission of the instructor, ALL courses passed with a “C” grade or better.
    This introductory course covers the basic principles, theories and laws of heredity. Topics to be covered will include mitosis, meiosis, DNA & RNA and their role in protein synthesis, chromosomes, genes, recombinant DNA, and Mendelian and Human Genetics. Laboratory experience will incorporate the use of fruit flies to examine the ways in which traits are inherited, as well as gel electrophoresis and recombinant DNA procedures to explore modern concepts of cytogenetic technology.
  
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    BIO* K270 - Ecology °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S  or higher; CHE* K111  or higher; and one of the following: BIO* K121  and BIO* K122 , BIO* K155  or BIO* K145 , all courses passed with a “C” grade or better.
    This course looks at a study of the relationship between plants and animals and their environment and is designed to cover ecological concepts and their applications to life in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Laboratory work will include travel to off campus field-study locations. Three-hour lecture; one three-hour laboratory period per week.
  
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    BIO* K272 - Marine Ecology °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S  or higher; CHE* K111  or higher; and BIO* K121  or BIO* K155  or BIO* K145  required, all courses passed with a “C” grade or better.
    This course is an ecological study of marine organisms and their environments that includes estuaries, tidal marshes, rocky shores, coral reefs, hydrothermal vents and the open ocean. The interaction of plants and animals with each other and their physical environment will be stressed. Lab fieldwork involves off campus sites to study local marine environments.
  
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    BIO* K289 - Enviromental Science Seminar


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: Recommended BIO* K180  or ENV* K101  ; or permission of the instructor.
    This seminar consists of assigned readings and guest lecturers on various environ­mental topics that are important to the development of all students who want to learn, to understand and to 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 ENV* K295 - Environmental Issues Seminar .

Business-Management

  
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    BMG* K202 - Principles of Management °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    Fundamental principles of management and business operations are discussed with emphasis placed on management orientation, policy making, practical problem analysis, and philosophy. Attention also centers on the following: planning, organizing, directing, controlling, budgeting functions, qualitative and quantitative decision-making and financial analyses.
  
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    BMG* K205 - Quantitative Business Analysis °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; MAT* K123  or MAT* K146  or MAT* K167  or MAT* K172  or MAT* K186 .
    The course emphasizes quantitative and statistical concepts and their applications in a business environment, Emphasis is placed on developing skills in problem definition, problem solution and the application of the solution to decision making. The student will demonstrate these skills by presenting and defending their proposals to resolving specific business issues through individual and team projects.
  
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    BMG* K210 - Organizational Behavior °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course surveys psychological principles applied to work settings and organizational management. Topics include recruiting, employee selection, and measurement and performance develop­ment. Employee motivation, incentives and job satisfaction are explored. Theories of leadership, organizational communi­cation and organizational development are investigated. Change adaptation, stress management as well as workplace violence are addressed. This course is equivalent to PSY* K247 - Industrial & Organizational Psychology ° .
  
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    BMG* K218 - Operations Management °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ACC* K118  or ACC* K233 ; MAT* K123  or MAT* K146  or MAT* K167  or MAT* K172  or MAT* K186 .
    Fundamental principles and concepts of operations management and business operations are discussed as they relate to the planning and controlling of the oper­ating processes and work flow activities in private and public organizations. Key Topics include production and work plan­ning, capacity planning, inventory control, quality control, scheduling, distribution, plant location, maintenance manage­ment, the roles of efficiency and effective­ness and decision making. This course is equivalent to MFG* K230 .
  
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    BMG* K220 - Human Resources Management °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course deals with the development and direction of human resources. Areas of discussion include affirmative action, recruitment, selection, placement∞, grievances, wages, discipline, instruc­tion of employees and their evaluations, OSHA, ERISA, and time management and other topics (Previously called Personnel Management).
  
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    BMG* K228 - Labor and Employment Law °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: BBG* K231  and BMG* K202 .
    This course provides the student with an understanding of the legal principles and their applications to the employer-employee relationship including such topics as unionism and collective bargaining (including union organizing, contract negotiations, strikes and boycotts); wages, hours and benefits; dispute resolution (grievance and arbitration procedures); employment discrimination; and em­loyee privacy.

Business-Marketing

  
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    BMK* K103 - Principles of Retailing


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course covers a practical introduction to the principles and practices of retailing in today’s competitive environment. Elements of retail marketing and manage­ment are studied including merchandising, store organization and policies, buying, promotion, image creation, pricing, and customer service. Additional concepts such as trends in retailing, site selection, and personnel policies are also discussed. Students utilize case studies and examples drawn from actual, current retailing activities. They also create their own retail store business plan.
  
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    BMK* K106 - Principles of Selling °


    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 prepare stu­dents for professional selling of products, services, and ideas. It concentrates on the mutual satisfaction of both buyers and sellers and the role of the salesperson. Topics studied include the communica­tion process, sales territory management, and the seven steps in the selling process: prospecting, approach, presentation, demonstration, handling of objections, closing and follow-up. Practical applica­tion of these concepts in industrial sales, consumer sales, public service selling, and political campaigns is also examined through case studies, role-playing, and student participation exercises.
  
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    BMK* K123 - Principles of Customer Service °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is the study of the principles and practices involved in providing excellent customer service. Students learn effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques, professional customer service behaviors, problem solv­ing and the monitoring and measuring of customer service. Delivery of customer service by telephone, in person, by mail and via the Internet is studied.
  
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    BMK* K201 - Principles of Marketing °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course introduces the four elements of the marketing mix: product decisions, pricing decisions, promotional decisions and distribution decisions. Emphasis is on the importance of marketing research and consumer behavior in the formula­tion of marketing strategies. Students study marketing principles and practices as they are applied to consumer and industrial products and services as well as in not-for-profit organizations. Additional topics include marketing in a global economy, ethics, and marketing information systems. The marketing campaigns of small and large companies are discussed as practical examples. Students develop their own marketing plans using strategy and principles learned in the course.
 

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