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Academics
   
2016-2017 College Catalog
Three Rivers Community College
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 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.

 

Physics

  
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    PHY* K103 - Introduction to Light and Lasers


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Optics is the science underlying technolo­gies such as laser manufacturing, 3-D holograms, arthroscopic surgery, CD and DVD technology, fiber optic telecom­munications and high efficiency LED Lighting. In this course we will explore the nature, production and behavior of light while learning about light sources and application in technology and nature. Hands-on activities, problem-based learning projects and demonstrations are used to illustrate concepts. (The online courses use “home labs” for this purpose.) Algebra and some trigonometry will be used. This course is equivalent to PHO* K101 . One 3 hour lecture; one 2 hour lab.
  
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    PHY* K110 - Introductory Physics °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I  or equivalent.
    This course is a one semester exploration of the basic principles of classical physics. Topics will include classical mechanics, electricity, vibrations and waves. Students will have the opportunity to discover and explore the laws of physics using state-of-the-art instrumentation. Three-hour lecture; one two-hour laboratory.
  
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    PHY* K114 - Mechanics °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S  with a “C” grade or better.
    Corequisite: MAT* K172 .
    This course deals with the fundamental principles of classical mechanics using techniques of algebra and trigonometry. Topics covered include vectors, kinematics, translational and rotational equilibrium, Newton’s laws of motion, gravitation, work, power, energy, impulse, momentum, and rotary motion. Three-hour lecture; one two-hour laboratory.
  
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    PHY* K115 - Heat Sound Light °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S  with a “C” grade or better.
    Corequisite: MAT* K172 . Please note if MAT* K172  is completed prior to registration into PHY* K115 , students must complete MAT* K172  with a “C” grade or better.
    This course covers three broad areas of physics including thermal equilibrium, heat transfer, harmonic motion and wave properties of sound and light. Three-hour lecture; one two-hour laboratory.
  
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    PHY* K121 - General Physics I °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K186 . A prior physics (PHY* K114  or high school physics) strongly recommended.
    This course will cover the fundamental principles of classical mechanics, properties of matter, heat, harmonic motion, waves, and sound.
  
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    PHY* K122 - General Physics II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MAT* K186  and PHY* K121 .
    This course will cover the fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism, AC & DC circuits, electromagnetic fields and waves, optics, relativity and quantum and atomic physics.
  
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    PHY* K221 - Calculus-Based Physics I °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K254  highly recommended.
    Corequisite: MAT* K254 .
    This is a calculus-based introduction to the basic concepts of classical mechanics. Major topics will include Newton’s laws, motion in n-dimensions, periodic motion, thermodynamics, energy, hydrodynamics, and an introduction to material science. The course will emphasize the theoretical aspects of physics and will help the stu­dent develop effective problem solving strategies. Laboratories will be designed to allow the student to visualize the important concepts introduced in lecture and to increase student understanding of the scientific process. There will be two hours of lecture, one hour of problem solving, and three hours of lab each week.
  
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    PHY* K222 - Calculus-Based Physics II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: PHY* K221 .
    This is a continuation of PHY* K221 . Major topics will include continuation of the study of solids, electromagnetic phenomena, Maxwell’s equations, and atomic and sub-atomic phenomena. Laboratories will center around studying electromagnetic phenomena and enhancing student knowledge of the relationship between electricity, magnetism and light. There will be two hours of lecture, one hour of problem solving, and three hours of lab each week.

Political Science

  
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    POL* K103 - Introduction to International Relations °


    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 the factors which influence the policies of modern nation states. Concepts in world politics, such as balance of power, imperialism, diplomacy, international law, and international organizations will be analyzed. The causes of international tensions with emphasis on contemporary conflict situations will also be considered. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    POL* K111 - American Government °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    Through open discussion of political issues and controversies, this course examines the framework of our democracy. The broad study focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of American national government. Topics such as election campaigns, political parties, presidential power, and individual liberties are explored.
  
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    POL* K112 - State and Local Government °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course will examine the forms, functions, processes and challenges of state and local government in the United States. Emphasis will be placed on the efforts of state and local governments to cope with the contemporary social, economic, and political problems. Particular attention will be given to the history and structure of state and municipal govern­ment in Connecticut, including the legislative process of the Connecticut General Assembly.
  
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    POL* K200 - Issues in Contemporary American Politics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better, and completion of any 100-level Social Science course.
    This course will explore all sides of the various issues that are currently being discussed by politicians and the electorate in America. These issues may include immigration policies, anti- poverty programs, gay and lesbian rights, legalization of marijuana, campaign finance reform, America’s health care system, the USA Patriot Act, stem cell research, global warming, US military intervention abroad, abortion, gun control, crime. Since this is a seminar class, students will be expected to prepare multimedia presentations and participate in political debates to encourage independent thinking, critical analysis, and scholarly discussions.
  
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    POL* K212 - Constitutional Law and Civil Rights °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    An intensive study and analysis of the United States Constitution and especially the Amendments to that Constitution; a study and review of court decisions which interpret the Constitution; a comprehensive study of court decisions which determine police policy and consideration of specific guidelines which must be followed in the criminal justice process.
  
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    POL* K289 - Teaching Assistantship in Politics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: At least two prior courses in politics, and permission of the instructor.
    In this assistantship, students will assist a faculty member in conducting an academic course offered in the field of politics. Students may lead discussion groups, work with individual students, organize field trips, make presentations, and/or other work to be arranged.
  
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    POL* K295 - Connecticut Legislative Internship °


    1 - 12 CREDITS HOURS
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
    This course is an active learning experience for the student as intern in the state legislature. A student must apply to be an intern by contacting Three Rivers Community College’s faculty representative to the Legislative Intern program. In the classroom, students will learn about the General Assembly’s lawmaking processes and skills that will help them to assist their appointed state legislator in servicing his/ her constituents. There will be an orientation in January prior to the start of this internship.

Psychology

  
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    PSY* K104 - Psychology of Adjustment


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is a theoretical and experiential exploration and understanding of the self-encountering the self and the self-encountering the other. The course is designed to facilitate students’ progress beyond “insight” to initiating constructive change where so desired. Topics include: the healthy personality, the body, emotion, self-disclosure, social roles, love, work, play, religion and self, communication patterns, families and healthy personality, and loss and death.
  
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    PSY* K111 - General Psychology I


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This introductory course provides an overview of the theories and research findings pertaining to scientific psychology with an emphasis on: the origins of psychology, nature and nurture, human diversity, theoretical models, research methodology, biological bases of thought and behavior, learning theory, sensation and perception, memory, stress and health as well as emotion and motivation.
  
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    PSY* K112 - General Psychology II


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This introductory course provides an overview of the applied and social aspects of scientific psychology with an emphasis on consciousness and cognition, human development, personality, theory and assessment, psychological disorders and therapy, social psychology and thinking, language and intelligence.
  
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    PSY* K200 - Child Psychology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: PSY* K111 .
    This course presents the basic principles, current research and traditional theories of child development, from the prenatal period to the onset of adolescence, with an emphasis on the earlier years of childhood. Students will be guided in the development of a scientific and objective attitude toward the interpretation of child behavior and will study various methods of conducting research in child development. They will observe children and analyze their behavior in each of the following areas: physical abilities and motor skills, cognitive abilities as well as social and emotional developments.
  
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    PSY* K201 - Life Span Development °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: PSY* K111 .
    This course will study the physical, psychosocial and cognitive development of humans from birth to death. There will be an emphasis on distinct time periods such as conception and development of the fetus, infancy, childhood, puberty and adolescence, young, middle, and late adulthood, and gerontology.
  
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    PSY* K204 - Child and Adolescent Development °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: PSY* K111 .
    This course will examine childhood from conception through adolescence, with emphasis on the areas of emotional, social(personality), cognitive, language and physical development.
  
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    PSY* K216 - Normal and Exceptional Child and Adolescent Development


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: PSY* K111  or PSY* K112 .
    This course examines changes in the individual from conception through adolescence, including both typical and atypical aspects of physical, cognitive, linguistic, and social/ emotional development. Traditional and contemporary theories of psychology, as well as current research and methodology, will form the basis of the course content.
  
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    PSY* K220 - Educational Psychology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: PSY* K111  or PSY* K112 .
    Educational psychology encompasses learning, human development, motiva­tion, and assessment. The major areas of emphasis for this course include evaluation of individual differences, theories of learning, developmental psychology’s impact on education, effective teaching strategies, peer- reviewed educational research, behavior management and discipline, as well as tests and measurements. The course provides an overview of teaching, learning and classroom dynamics.
  
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    PSY* K240 - Social Psychology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: PSY* K111  or PSY* K112 .
    This course presents an in-depth and extensive psychological study of social behavior. The major thrust of this course will focus upon attitude formation, language and communication, group interaction, leadership roles, and cultural forces. These factors will be examined as they affect individuals in contemporary society.
  
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    PSY* K243 - Theories of Personality °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: PSY* K111  or PSY* K112 .
    This course will study the major theories of personality, with emphasis on psychoanalytic theory, and descendants, learning theory, and phenomenological theories. Models in literature will be examined in the context of the major theories of personality.
  
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    PSY* K244 - Sport Psychology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: PSY* K111  or PSY* K112 .
    A comprehensive study of the psychological concepts related to fitness and sports behavior.The course covers the history and evolution of this emerging field of study and practice. The course includes elements of experimental psychology such as motivation, cognition, and learning which are also apparent in sports psychology. Additional topics include personal goalsetting, competitive anxiety, personality characteristic of athletes, psychology of coaching, team cohesion, and the effects of sports on spectators.
  
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    PSY* K245 - Abnormal Psychology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: PSY* K111  or PSY* K112 .
    This course offers an introduction to psychopathology and psychotherapy. A study of emotional disturbance includes: neuroses and personality disorders, psychoses, psycho diagnosis, and psychotherapy with an emphasis on how disorders begin and various treatments that are used. Topics in the course are: the nature of neurosis, anxiety reactions, obsessive-compulsive reactions, depressive reactions, hysteria and psycho-physiological reactions, personality disturbance, sexual deviance, addictions, theories of psychosis, forms of psychosis, somatic therapies, psychoanalytic therapies, behavior therapy, client-centered therapy, and group therapies.
  
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    PSY* K247 - Industrial & Organizational Psychology °


    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.
    This course provides an examination of the structure and property of organizations with emphasis on business and industrial organizational functioning. Psychological factors include: motivation, leadership, group processes, incentives, and conflict resolution. This course is equivalent to BMG* K210 .
  
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    PSY* K296 - Teaching Assistantship in Psychology °


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

Recreation and Leisure Services

  
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    RLS* K101 - Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course surveys the organization and operation of recreational programs offered by community agencies, recreation service centers, industry, hospitals, camps and municipal and state recreation departments. Field experience to acquaint students with the nature and diversity of programs and services are included.
  
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    RLS* K110 - Introduction to Sports Management °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This introductory course explores the field of Sports Management. The student will learn the history, current trends, and career opportunities. Other topics include: an introduction to sports law, event mangement, sports marketing, and ethics.
  
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    RLS* K218 - Organization and Administration of Sport and Leisure °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Pre-requisite: RLS* K101 .
    This course will focus on the many administrative roles that an Athletic Director/ Manager assumes when developing, maintaining or improving sports programs. Topics will include facility design, staffing, equipment, operating practices, risk management, programming, budgeting and insurance.
  
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    RLS* K294 - Sport and Leisure Management Practicum °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Pre-requisite: Completion of 30 credits with a GPA of at least 2.5; completion RLS* K101  with a grade of “C”; ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; and two 200-level Sports and Leisure Management courses; or permission of instructor.
    This practicum is designed to give the student an opportunity to implement the skills an knowledge gathered through their Sports and Leisure Management course work. This real world experience will enable the student grow their knowledge, increase their professional develop­ment and gain valuable work experience.

Science

  
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    SCI* K250 - Integrated Science °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: Completion of ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  with a “C” grade or better; completion of MAT* K095  OR MAT* K095I  with a “C#” grade or better or a higher level math course.
    This course stresses the processes com­mon to all earth sciences and organisms. Topics include scientific method, chemical principles, physical principles, biological principles and methods of discovery. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to recognize terminology, specific facts, and general principles associated with the natural sciences. The student will develop basic science concepts, knowledge and skills, and the ability to carry out their own scientific in­quiries. The content will be drawn from a wide range of scientific topics. This course is open to all non-science majors. This course does not meet the pre-admission requirement for the Nursing Program. Three hour lecture; one three hour laboratory.

Sociology

  
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    SOC* K101 - Principles of Sociology


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is a study of the major concepts used in the field of sociology. The nature of institutions will be examined both individually and in their dynamic interrelationship. Emphasis is placed on understanding the impact of society on our lives, and on increasing our effectiveness in controlling our destinies within it.
  
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    SOC* K103 - Social Problems


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is designed to increase the understanding of the nature, scope, history, causes and complexity of contemporary social problems. The course emphasizes not only the problems but also proposed strategies for solution. Topics are studied in the context of many societies around the world, including those of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, in order to provide the student with a global and multicultural perspective on the issues. Topics vary from semester to semester according to current concerns and interests. Topics often included are poverty, crime, violence, substance abuse, racism, family issues, sexism, health care, environmental destruction, cities, and population. Course fulfills International/ Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    SOC* K210 - Sociology of the Family °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Any 100-level anthropology, economics, history, political science, psy­chology, or sociology course; or permission of the instructor.
    This course examines the history, struc­ture, functions, and varieties of modern American families. Changing definitions of marriage, sexual expression, child rearing, sex roles, and divorce rates will be examined from a sociological perspective. Emphasis is less on personal adjustment in marriage and more on sociological explanations for why current trends are occurring and what implications they hold for the individual, family, and society.
  
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    SOC* K211 - Sociology of Gender °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Any 100-level anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, or sociology course; or permission of the instructor.
    This course is designed for anyone interested in a better understanding of what it means to be male or female in societies, past and present, in the U.S. and around the world. Some topics to be explored include the transformation of gender roles; women’s rights in education and at the workplace; the problems of rape and domestic violence; gender in politics, the military, and religion; the impact of gender on intimate relationships such as love, sexuality, friendship, marriage and family; the nature of sexual orientation and the problem of homophobia; and the global struggle for human rights of women and gays. Interrelationships of gender, sexual orientation, social class, race and ethnicity will be studied as an integral aspect of the course. The class format varies - lecture, discussion, films, and speakers.
  
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    SOC* K213 - Human Sexuality °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Any 100-level anthropology, psychology or sociology course.
    This course explores the social aspects of sexualities as they exist across different social groups. Students will analyze the Western hegemonic ideal of “sexuality” and expand their understanding of the many influences on patterns of sexual behavior. This includes a close examina­tion of sexualities in relation to ethnic and racial boundaries and evolutionary, historical and cross-cultural perspectives.
  
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    SOC* K220 - Racial & Ethnic Diversity °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Any 100-level anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, or sociology course; or permission of the instructor.
    This course studies the relationships be­tween racial and ethnic groups in diverse, multi-ethnic societies. It emphasizes the historical and social causes of prejudice and discrimination and their impact on the life experiences of the members of both dominant and subordinate groups in society. It also focuses on social movments to bring about racial/ethnic equality. The course also examines the issues in the context of many societies, including societies in Africa, Europe, South America, and the Middle East to provide the student with a broad-based understanding. Format of the course includes lectures, videos, speakers, and discussion. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    SOC* K230 - The City °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Any 100-level anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, or sociology course; or permission of the instructor.
    This course will discuss the development of modern cities in both developed and developing countries, focusing on urban social issues such as housing and homelessness, racial and ethnic segregation, urban sprawl, environmental issues, and urban redevelopment.
  
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    SOC* K278 - Community Research °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Any 100-level anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, or sociology course; or permission of the instructor.
    Students volunteer with a community organization in a town of their choice, carrying out activities that will have some concrete result in addressing a social problem and meeting the needs of the community. Students may locate their own placement∞, with the instructor’s approval, or work in a program of community research the instructor has developed with a local agency. Much of the work takes place at off-campus sites in the region. Students will gain experience in one or more primary research methods used by sociologists: participant observation, interviews, survey research, content analysis, or the use of existing documents. Students meet in a seminar a number of times to reflect on their experiences.

Spanish

  
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    SPA* K111 - Elementary Spanish I °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course introduces the basic principles of the Spanish language and provides a cultural understanding of the Hispanic 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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    SPA* K112 - Elementary Spanish II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: SPA* K111 .
    This course is a continuation of Elementary Spanish I. More advanced grammatical structures are introduced to continue developing the skills of language learning, to prepare students to begin expressing more complex thoughts in Spanish. Cultural topics and literary readings offer a wide range of historical, social, political and artistic information to increase the student’s knowledge and understanding of the Spanish speaking world. Language laboratory is available.
  
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    SPA* K123 - Spanish For Professionals °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; or permission of the instructor.

    This course is an introductory course designed for students seeking a professional career in the areas of: healthcare, business, human services, customer service, management, criminal justice, hospitality, education, social work, travel and tourism among others. The course is focused on authentic and real-life situations. Students will learn the necessary grammar and vocabulary to be able to communicate in each field and in different situations. Hispanic culture will be the context of the speaking practice and students will utilize a variety of materials to encourage oral communication.

  
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    SPA* K204 - Spanish Conversation °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: SPA* K112 ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; or permission of the instructor.
    This course is an intermediate level course designed for students who want to practice and improve their conversational skills in Spanish. The course is focused on authentic and real-life conversations about different topics. Hispanic culture will be the context of the speaking practice and students will utilize a variety of materials to encourage oral communication. 
  
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    SPA* K211 - Intermediate Spanish I °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: SPA* K112 .
    Corequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    This course is an intensive and extensive review of grammatical principles offered in previous semester. More emphasis is given to communicative, writing and reading skills, and introduces selected readings from Spanish and Latin American writers. Course fulfills International/ Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    SPA* K212 - Intermediate Spanish II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: SPA* K211 .
    Corequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    This course is a continuation of Intermediate Spanish I. It offers further practice and review, continued work on communicative skills, composition, and readings from Spanish and Latin American authors. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    SPA* K296 - Teaching Assistantship in Spanish °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: At least two prior courses in Spanish or one course and previous experience, and permission of the instructor.
    In this assistantship, students will assist a faculty member in conducting an aca­demic course offered in the field of Spanish. Students may lead discussion groups, work with individual students, organize field trips, make presentations, conduct research, coordinate tutoring sessions, evaluate and revise material, collaborate with the class, and/or other work to be arranged based on learning objectives.

Social Science

  
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    SSC* K108 - Perspectives of Social Science °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K096  placement∞. Please note: Students who are concurrently enrolled in, or have completed career Introduction 101-level courses are not eligible.
    This team-taught course has a twofold purpose. The first is to introduce students to the major ideas in the social sciences and to the similarities and differences in emphasis among the fields of anthropology, economics, history, psychology, political science, and sociology. The second goal is to develop students’ abilities to think critically in the social sciences, to evaluate evidence, identify assumptions, and in general, to learn how we know what we know. Perspectives courses are most appropriate for degree students enrolled in any of the career programs. However, Liberal Arts or General Studies students are eligible.
  
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    SSC* K210 - World Issues °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Any 100-level Social Science course, or permission of the instructor.
    This course surveys social issues confronting the people of the U.S. and other nations due to ever- increasing global interdependence. Topics vary from semester to semester depending on current concerns and interests. Topics often covered include: the impact of economic globalization on jobs and communities, the role of the U.S. military in the world, the international drug trade, changing immigration patterns, the globalization of hate groups, environmental destruction, population growth, global health issues, the survival of indigenous peoples, and women’s rights as human rights. Attention is paid both to the underlying social patterns giving rise to world problems, and to solutions proposed by actors on the world scene, including elites, grassroots movements, and international organizations such as the UN. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.

Technology (General)

  
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    TCN* K101 - Introduction to Engineering Technology


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisites: ENG* K096 ; MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I . Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in TCN* K101, a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    The course begins college level technological studies and shows the potential of further education and careers in technology fields. In particular the course introduces students to: the history of technology; the various fields of technology; the purpose and application of technology; the ethics of technology, and the limits and failures of technology. The course is team taught by technol­ogy faculty from several disciplines at the college with frequent guest speakers from local industry, government agencies, and other educational institutions. The course is composed of modules containing projects based on problems and challenges faced by local industry and case studies drawn from technology education resources such as NETEC, the South Carolina Advanced Technology Education Center for Excellence, and the Manufacturing Education Resource Center. Field trips and laboratory exercises give students opportunities to carry out measurements and apply technological principles. Measurement results will be used in the paired algebra course and in class and homework exercises.
  
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    TCN* K105 - Laser and Lab Safety


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    This course introduces important concepts and regulations for safety in laser and manufacturing labs and other work settings. Topics include safe handling of lasers, safe use of hand and power tools, hazard awareness and accident preven­tion, exposure limits, administrative and engineering controls, chemical hygiene and safety planning. The course is a requirement for all students beginning the Manufacturing Engineering Technology  or Laser & Fiber Optic Technology  associate degree programs.
  
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    TCN* K198 - Special Topics: Introduction to Solidworks


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Co-requisites: CAD* K106  and CAD* K107 .
    This course and accompanying lab are designed to expand and enhance the student’s ability to combine and apply mechanical design principles with Solid Works computer design techniques and capabilities. This course covers all the basic functionality of drawing automation: view creation, section design, drawing creation, creation of families of parts varying assembly configurations, collision/ interference detection, assembly motion modeling and animation, 3D photorealistic rendering of design, capture design intent in meaningful relationships be­tween dimensions and geometries, mass properties, calculations: Mass, Volume, Surface Area, Center of Mass, Moments of Inertia, performs #D finite element and other kinds of analysis, ability to generate 3D CNC machine parts, rapid prototyping files, and accurate drawing. One hour lecture/discussion and four hours of lab per week.
  
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    TCN* K291 - Interdisciplinary Capstone Design Project °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: Permission of the department chair.
    This course provides students the opportunity to apply the concepts, theories, and practices developed throughout their Technology course of study in a one-semester capstone interdisciplinary project. Students will work together in teams to solve real world problems related to their interrelated field(s) of study. Students will learn how to develop and present effective written and oral technical communications. A major portion of the course will be dedicated to hands-on lab time during which students will work on their projects. Throughout the course, faculty members will serve as consultants to guide the students and provide formative feedback. The course will culminate with a final technical presentation to faculty, students and invited industry guests. This course is intended for students in the second year of study.
  
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    TCN* K295 - General 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.
    In this course, 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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    TCN* K296 - General Engineering CO-OP II°


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: TCN* K295  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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    TCN* K298 - Special Topics: Parametric Modeling NX 10 °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CAD* K106 /CAD* K107  or CAD* K250 /CAD* K251  or MEC* K150 /MEC* K151 . Prior industry experience in a CAD program will be evaluated by instructor.
    This course instills knowledge of Parametric Solid Modeling through the use of industry standard processes and programs. We will use Siemens NX 10/11as the software platform. Most work required will be computer based. Projects can be collaborative and turned in collectively.

Theatre

  
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    THR* K101 - Introduction to Theater °


    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 basic survey of theatre including: the literature, history, structure, critical theory, theatre arts, and important figures. Note: This course satisfies the fine arts requirement.
  
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    THR* K110 - Acting I


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Acting is the art of giving tangible life to the characters in a play. To do this actors use their physical, mental, and emotional apparatus individually and in concert with their peers. This course deals with these basic issues as well as the many other related topics that arise naturally from them.
  
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    THR* K115 - Improvisation


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This is a workshop course designed to make actors aware of themselves as creative instruments, working in orchestration with others to develop theater pieces.
  
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    THR* K121 - Play in Production I


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course will examine all aspects of production of a play. Students will work within the limitations of the college environment and explore stage management, publicity, costuming, makeup, limited set design, lighting, script analysis, and of course, acting. One play will be the focus of the course and will be presented at the end of the session.
  
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    THR* K210 - Acting II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: THR* K110  or permission of the instructor.
    This course builds on the skills and content taught in THR* K110 - Acting I  with greater em­phasis on movement and expression in historical “period” acting pieces from 1400 to 1880 as well as in post-modern pieces. The concentration will be on European styles of acting.
  
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    THR* K223 - Play In Production II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: THR* K121 .
    This course is a continuation of THR* K121 . Students will assume a leadership role in the production of a play, such as a more advanced acting role, publicity coordinator, stage manager, producer, technical supervisor, or assistant to the faculty director.

Women's Studies

  
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    WMS* K105 - Gender in the Everyday World °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This introductory course explores the core concepts central to the field of Women’s and Gender Studies in connection to gender, sex and sexualities, race/ethnicity, and class.  Some of the topics covered include feminism, social activism, sex trafficking, sexual assault and intimate-partner violence, influence of media, women in leadership, health care and reproductive rights, body image, and gender identity/expression. This course fulfills a liberal arts and sciences and/or humanities elective requirement. It does not fulfill a social sciences elective requirement.
 

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