COM2001 Public Speaking
This course is designed to develop poise and self-confidence. Students master the techniques necessary for successful speaking by writing and delivering a variety of speeches in different speaking situations. Extemporaneous delivery is the goal. While most of the work is individual, an introduction to Parliamentary Procedure and group presentations are included.
WRI1001 Composition and Rhetoric I
An introduction to the basics of effective college-level expository and argumentative writing: clarity of purpose, use of pertinent supporting details, standardized usage appropriate to the context, an understanding of tone and voice, and well-balanced paragraph structures. The steps in the writing process as well as substantial revision will be emphasized. Techniques for conducting research and documenting sources are introduced as part of formal writing procedures. This course is a prerequisite for all 2000+ English courses.
WRI1002 Composition and Rhetoric II
Through writing as inquiry, in this course students will practice critical analysis to evaluate arguments, research and organize evidence, and learn to understand contexts by studying the rhetorical situation from which a text arises. Writers will focus on the ability to closely read and analyze texts, as well as locating, synthesizing, and documenting research from a variety of outside sources. The steps in the writing process as well substantial revision will be emphasized.
WRI2012 Advanced Composition
Building on the foundation of critical thinking, reading, and writing developed in English 1001 and 1002, this writing course offers an opportunity to practice advanced forms of prose, with particular attention to argument. It is open to students from all fields. Particular attention will be paid to upper-level writing concerns and a review of proper documentation formats will be conducted. Students will work with primary and secondary texts, offer evidence, deploy key terms, and present textual evidence. The steps in the writing process as well as substantial revisions will be emphasized.
MTH1180 Algebraic Modeling
This course will cover linear, polynomial, and rational expressions and equations. More advanced topics will include functions, inequalities and linear programming, radical equations and rational exponents, quadratic equations and functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Emphasis will be on modeling real-life situations via traditional algebra.
MTH1501 Statistics I
This course includes the study of tables, charts and graphs, measures of central tendency, counting and probability theory, discrete and continuous distributions, the standard normal curve and table, the Central Limit Theorem, sampling distributions, confidence intervals for means and proportions, and hypothesis testing for mean and proportions.
Economics through an understanding of the accounting cycle, asset, liability and equity accounts. Develop the ability to prepare and understand basic financial statements.
PSY1000 Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology is designed to survey basic concepts and theories in the science of psychology. Topics covered include: methodology, learning, personality, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy, biopsychology, cognitive psychology and social psychology.
SOC1000 Contemporary Social Issues
This course is designed to introduce students to social issues that have been mediated by such factors as race, class, age, etc. and designated “social problems.” Using authentic learning assignments, students will employ a cross-cultural perspective in examining the social concerns of diverse communities as they relate to poverty, racism, crime, health care, education and the environment. Students will be encouraged to critically evaluate the process and politics involved in naming “social problems” and they will be called upon to offer alternative approaches to addressing the issues considered.
SOC2005 Global Societies and Systems
This course will define and explore the complex issues of globalization including the mass relations and integration of societies from various countries throughout the world. The critical examination of complex issues such as political structures, technology, economic systems, health, culture and the environment will provide students with an understanding of the mechanics of globalization. An in-depth study of the theories of globalization will allow students to understand the process of globalization and accurately debate this controversial issue. To better understand and evaluate the effects of globalization, students will examine and compare both modern and post-modern globalization.
ENG2025 Ethnic American Literature
This course studies representative American writers of various ethnic minority groups. In so doing, it will examine from a socio-historical and literary perspective the novels, autobiographies, dramas, and poems of five groups of writers: African Americans, Native Americans (American Indians), Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Jewish Americans.
REL2001 World Religions
All religions imply that human beings do not, and cannot, stand alone. This course is designed to study religion from its beginnings among the primitive cultures to the manifold forms in which it exists today.