
Course 
Course Title 
Hours 
I. General Education (35 credits)

A. Foundation Studies (9 credits)

1. College Composition (6 credits)


ENG101 
College Composition ICOURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENG 101. College Composition I (3). ENG 1101. Composing expository and argumentative essays for specific audiences. Emphasis on the processes of writing, reading and critical thinking. Introduction to research and documentation. Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the English skills assessment; or a grade of "C" or better in ENG 100. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Focus
2. Development strategies
3. Voice
4. Organization
5. Details
6. Sentence Structure
7. Language
8. Sources and Documentation
9. Surface Features
10. Critical Reading
11. Critical Thinking
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Write focus statements. (1)
2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2, 11) (WC 2)
3. Select and apply voice. (3, 11)
4. Use organizational strategies. (1, 2, 4, 6, 11). (WC 2)
5. Use and select details. (5, 7, 11)
6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4, 6, 7) (WC 3)
7. Incorporate purposeful, varied and appropriate vocabulary. (1, 3, 5, 7, 11) (WC 3)
8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2, 8, 10, 11) (WC 1)
9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7, 9, 10) (WC 3)
10. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (7, 8, 10, 11)
11. Use persuasive reasoning. (2,4,7,11) (WC 2)
REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. A minimum of 4500 words of student writing.

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ENG103 
College Composition I HonorsCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENG 103. College Composition I Honors (3). Composing expository and argumentative essays for specific audiences. Emphasis on the processes of writing, reading, and critical thinking. Advanced English 101 content and learning activities. Introduction to research and documentation. Prerequisite: Placement by English skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Focus
2. Development strategies
3. Voice
4. Organization
5. Details
6. Sentence structure
7. Language
8. Sources and documentation
9. Surface features
10.Critical reading
11.Critical thinking
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Write focus statements. (1)
2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2,11) (WC 2)
3. Select and apply voice. (3,11)
4. Use organizational strategies. (1,2,4,6,11) (WC 2)
5. Use and select details. (5,7,11)
6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4,6,7). (WC 3)
7. Incorporate purposeful, varied and appropriate vocabulary. (1,3,5,7,11)
8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2,8,10,11) (WC 1)
9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7,9,10) (WC 3)
10. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (7,8,10,11)
11. Use persuasive reasoning. (2,3,7,11)
REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. A minimum of 4500 words of student writing.

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ENG102 
College Composition IICOURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENG 102. College Composition II (3). ENG 1102. Extensive critical reading and writing about texts. Emphasis on fluency in critical writing. Includes research skills and writing a critical, documented essay. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG103. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Focus
2. Development strategies
3. Voice
4. Organization
5. Details
6. Sentence structure
7. Multiple meanings and perspectives in language
8. Sources and documentation
9. Surface features
10. Text interpretation and analysis
11. Critical reading
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Write focus statements. (1)
2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2) (WC 2)
3. Select and apply voice. (3)
4. Use organizational strategies. (1, 2, 4, 6, 10) (WC 2)
5. Use and select details. (5, 7, 10)
6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4, 6) (WC 3)
7. Identify and evaluate multiple meanings and perspectives in language. (7, 10)
8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2, 8, 10) (WC 1)
9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7, 9, 10) (WC 3)
10. Interpret and analyze texts. (7, 8, 10)
11. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (11)
REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. A minimum of 5000 words of evaluated student writing.

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ENG104 
College Composition II HonorsCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENG 104. College Composition II Honors (3). Extensive critical reading and writing about texts, including literature. Emphasis on fluency in critical writing. Advanced English 102 content and learning activities. Includes research skills and writing a critical, documented essay. Prerequisite: ENG 103 or ENG 101 and placement by English skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Focus
2. Development strategies
3. Voice
4. Organization
5. Details
6. Sentence Structure
7. Multiple meanings and perspectives in language
8. Sources and Documentation
9. Surface Features
10. Text interpretation and analysis
11. Critical Reading
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Write focus statements. (1)
2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2) (WC 2)
3. Select and apply voice. (3)
4. Use organizational strategies. (1, 2, 4, 6, 10) (WC 2)
5. Use and select details. (5, 7, 10)
6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4, 6) (WC 3)
7. Identify and evaluate multiple meanings and perspectives in language. (7, 10)
8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2, 8, 10) (WC 1)
9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7, 9, 10) (WC 3)
10. Interpret and analyze texts. (7, 8, 10)
11. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (11)
REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. A minimum of 5000 words of student writing.

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2. Numeracy (3 credits)


MAT212 
Survey of CalculusCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 212. Survey of Calculus (3). MAT 2212. Introduction to the theory, techniques and applications of the differential and integral calculus of elementary functions with emphasis on applications in business, life, and social sciences. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI83/84 recommended). Prerequisite: MAT 152 or satisfactory score on mathematics skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Limits and continuity
2. Derivatives
3. The laws of differentiation
4. Integration
5. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Evaluate, graph and define functions. (1) (QL 14)
2. Evaluate limits. (1) (QL 14)
3. Evaluate derivatives using the rules of differentiation. (2,3) (QL 1,4)
4. Determine maxima and minima of functions by applying differentiation. (2,3) (QL 1,2)
5. Use calculus to analyze and graph functions. (2,5) (QL 1,2,4)
6. Use basic integration techniques to evaluate integrals. (4,5) (QL 1,4)

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MAT220 
Calculus & Analytic Geometry ICOURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 220. Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5). MAT 2220. Introduction to calculus of single variable functions. Includes limits, the fundamental principles of differentiation and integration, techniques for finding derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions and applications of derivatives. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI83/84 recommended). Prerequisite: MAT 187 or satisfactory score on mathematics skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Five lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Functions and their applications
2. Limits and continuity
3. Definition and visualization of a derivative
4. The laws of differentiation
5. Applications of the derivative
6. Definition and visualization of a integral
7. The fundamental theorem of calculus
8. Basic integration techniques
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Evaluate, graph and define functions. (1) (QL 3)
2. Evaluate limits. (2) (QL 1)
3. Define continuity and determine whether a function is or is not continuous. (2) (QL 1)
4. Define derivative and evaluate derivatives using the definition. (3) (QL 1)
5. Evaluate derivatives using the rules of differentiation. (4) (QL 1)
6. Describe and define the geometric concept of a derivative. (3) (QL 1,3)
7. Use differentiation techniques to sketch curves. (4,5) (QL 1,3)
8. Use differentiation to solve applied problems. (4,5) (QL 2,4)
9. Define the definite integral and integration. (6,7) (QL 1)
10. Use basic integration techniques to evaluate integrals. (8) (QL 1)

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MAT230 
Calculus & Analytic Geomtry IICOURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 230. Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (5). MAT 2230. Concepts, techniques and applications of integration, infinite series, and introduction to differential equations. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI83/84 recommended). Prerequisite: MAT 220. Reading Proficiency. Five lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Techniques of integration including substitution, integration by parts, and integration tables
2. Numerical methods for integration
3. Applications of integration
4. Infinite Series
5. Taylor series and polynomials
6. Separable differential equations
7. Parametric and Polar Curves
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use integration techniques to solve both definite and indefinite integrals. (1) (QL 1)
2. Find definite integrals numerically. (2) (QL 1,3)
3. Use integration to solve applied problems. (3) (QL2)
4. Determine the convergence of infinite series (4) (QL 1,3,4)
5. Use Taylor series and polynomials to approximate functions. (5) (QL 1,3)
6. Solve separable differential equations. (6) (QL 2,4)
7. Solve problems using parametric and polar equations (7) (QL 24)

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MAT241 
Calculus IIICOURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 241. Calculus III (4) (Fall). MAT 2241. Multivariable calculus. Includes multiple integration, partial differentiation, optimization, vector calculus, line integrals, and parametric curves. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI83/84 recommended). Prerequisite: MAT 230. Reading Proficiency. Four lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Vectors
2. Planes and surfaces
3. Cylindrical and spherical coordinates
4. Functions of several variables
5. Partial differentiation
6. Optimization
7. Multiple integration
8. Integration techniques
9. Vector calculus
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Solve problems using vectors in 3space. (1) (QL 1,2,4)
2. Use equations of planes and surfaces to solve problems. (2) (QL 1, 2,4)
3. Solve problems using cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems. (3) (QL 1,2,4)
4. Find partial derivatives. (4,5) (QL 1)
5. Find extremes of functions of two variables. (46) (QL 14)
6. Find differentials, directional derivatives, gradients, and tangent planes. (46) (QL 1,2)
7. Integrate multiple integrals. (7,8) (QL 1)
8. Solve applied problems requiring multiple integrals. (8,9) (QL 1,2)
9. Define and identify vector fields. (9) (QL 1,2)
10. Find line and surface ingegrals. (9) (QL 1,2)
11. Use Divergence, Curl, Green's Theoremj, Stokes' Theorem, and the Divergence Theorem. (9) (QL 1,2)

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MAT262 
Elementary Differential EquatnCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 262. Elementary Differential Equations (3) (Spring). MAT 2262. Introduction to ordinary differential equations. Includes first order linear equations, higher order linear equations, applications of first and second order equations, Laplace transforms, and systems of linear differential equations. Prerequisite: MAT 241. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. First order linear differential equations
2. Linear differential equations of higher order
3. Laplace transforms
4. Systems of linear equations
5. Numerical methods
6. Qualitative techniques
7. Applications of first and second order equations
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Solve first order differential equations that are separable or linear. (QL 1,2,4)
2. Solve second order linear differential equations. (QL 1,2,4)
3. Use Laplace transforms to solve differential equations. (QL 1,2,4)
4. Solve systems of linear differential equations using matrices. (QL 1,2,4)
5. Use qualitative techniques to graph solutions of differential equations. (QL 14)
6. Use numerical methods to solve differential equations. (QL 14)
7. Solve applied problems involving differential equations. (QL 14)

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B. Core Studies (3 credits)

1. Historical Perspective (3 credits)


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You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the historical perspective (agec) component of this certificate.
Course  Title  Hours 
HIS201 
Western Civilization I
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3 
HIS202 
Western Civilization II
^{IWR }^{ERG }^{GIH }

3 
HIS205 
World History
^{IWR }^{ERG }^{GIH }

3 
HIS231 
United States History I
^{IWR }^{ERG }^{GIH }

3 
HIS232 
United States History II
^{IWR }^{ERG }^{GIH }

3 
^{IWR } = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
^{ERG } = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
^{GIH } = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.


C. Area Studies (20 credits)

1. Physical and Biological Science (8 credits)


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Physical & Biological Science Courses
You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the physical & biological science component of this certificate.
Course  Title  Hours 
AGS103 
Plant Biology

4 
BIO100 
Biology Concepts

4 
BIO103 
Plant Biology

4 
BIO105 
Environmental Biology

4 
BIO107 
Introduction to Biotechnology

4 
BIO108 
Concepts in Plant Biology

4 
BIO109 
Natural History Southwest

4 
BIO156 
Human Biology Allied Health

4 
BIO160 
Intro Human Anat & Physiology

4 
BIO181 
General Biology I

4 
BIO182 
General Biology II

4 
BIO201 
Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4 
BIO202 
Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4 
BIO205 
Microbiology

4 
CHM130 
Fundamental Chemistry

4 
CHM138 
Chemistry for Allied Health

5 
CHM151 
General Chemistry I

5 
CHM152 
General Chemistry II

5 
CHM235 
General Organic Chemistry I

4 
CHM235L 
Gen Organic Chemistry I Lab

1 
CHM236 
General Organic Chemistry II

4 
CHM236L 
Gen Organic Chemistry II Lab

1 
ENV105 
Environmental Biology

4 
ENV110 
Environmental Geology

4 
GEO103 
Intro Physical Geography

4 
GEO212 
Intro to Meteorology

4 
GLG100 
Concepts in Basic Geology

2 
GLG101 
Intro to Geology I

4 
GLG102 
Intro to Geology II

4 
GLG110 
Environmental Geology

4 
GLG116 
Geology Verde Valley

2 
GLG117 
Implications Plate Tectonics

2 
GLG118 
Evolution of Basin and Range

2 
GLG119 
Geology of Grand Canyon

2 
GLG120 
Geology of Northern Arizona

2 
GLG121 
Volcanoes/Earthquakes N AZ

2 
GLG122 
Geology of Death Valley

2 
GLG123 
Geology of Bryce and Zion

2 
GLG124 
Geology of the Prescott Region

2 
PHY100 
Intro to Astronomy

4 
PHY111 
General Physics I

4 
PHY112 
General Physics II

4 
PHY140 
The Physical World

4 
PHY150 
Physics Scientists/Engineer I

5 
PHY151 
Physics Scientists/Engineer II

5 
^{IWR } = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
^{ERG } = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
^{GIH } = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.


2. Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


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Course  Title  Hours 
ART200 
Art History I
^{IWR }^{ERG }^{GIH }

3 
ART201 
Art History II
^{IWR }^{ERG }^{GIH }

3 
ART202 
History Mod/Contemp Art
^{IWR }^{ERG }^{GIH }

3 
ART203 
History of Photography
^{IWR }^{ERG }^{GIH }

3 
ENG211 
Major Issues Brit Lit I
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
ENG212 
British Lit 1798Present
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
ENG216 
Major Issues Ancient Lit
^{IWR }

3 
ENG217 
Major Issues World Lit
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
ENG219 
Maj Issues Mod/Contemp Drama
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
ENG230 
Introduction to Literature
^{IWR }

3 
ENG237 
Women in Literature
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
ENG240 
American Lit to 1865
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
ENG241 
American Lit 1865 to Present
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
ENG242 
Intro to Shakespeare
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
ENG298 
Special Topics in Literature
^{IWR }

3 
HUM202 
Introduction to Mythology
^{IWR }

3 
HUM205 
Technology and Human Values
^{IWR }

3 
HUM236 
American Arts & Ideas
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
HUM241 
Humanities Western World I
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
HUM242 
Humanities West World II
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
HUM243 
History of Film
^{IWR }

3 
HUM248 
Introduction to Folklore
^{IWR }

3 
HUM250 
American Cinema
^{IWR }

3 
HUM260 
Intercultural Perspectives
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
MUS240 
Music Appreciation
^{IWR }

3 
MUS245 
Music of World Cultures
^{IWR }

3 
PHI101 
Intro to Philosophy

3 
PHI122 
Science, Religion & Philosophy

3 
PHI210 
Environmental Ethics/Phi
^{IWR }

3 
PHI245 
Intro Eastern Philosophy
^{IWR }

3 
REL201 
Comparative Religions
^{IWR }

3 
REL203 
Native Religions of the World
^{IWR }

3 
REL273 
Introduction to Jewish Studies
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
SPA135 
Intro to Spanish Literature
^{ERG }^{GIH }

3 
SPA201 
Intermediate Spanish I
^{ERG }^{GIH }

4 
SPA202 
Intermediate Spanish II
^{ERG }^{GIH }

4 
THR135 
Intro to Theater

3 
THR219 
Maj Issues Mod/Contemp Drama
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
THR242 
Introduction to Shakespeare
^{IWR }^{ERG }

3 
THR243 
History of Film
^{IWR }

3 
THR250 
American Cinema
^{IWR }

3 
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^{ERG } = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
^{GIH } = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.


3. Behavioral Science (3 credits)


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You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the behavioral science (agec) component of this certificate.
Course  Title  Hours 
ECE210 
Infant and Toddler Development

3 
ECE234 
Child Development

3 
GRN101 
Psychology of Aging

3 
GRN102 
Health and Aging

3 
PHE152 
Personal Health & Wellness

3 
PHE205 
Stress Management

3 
PSY101 
Introductory Psychology

3 
PSY132 
Cross Cultural Psychology
^{ERG }

3 
PSY234 
Child Development

3 
PSY238 
Psychology of Play
^{ERG }

3 
PSY240 
Personality Development

3 
PSY245 
Human Growth and Development

3 
PSY250 
Social Psychology

3 
PSY277 
Human Sexuality
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3 
^{IWR } = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
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4. Social Science (3 credits)


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Course  Title  Hours 
ANT101 
Stones,Bones,Human Origin

3 
ANT102 
Intro Cultural Anthro
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3 
ANT104 
Buried Cities/Lost Tribes

3 
ANT214 
Magic, Witchcraft and Healing
^{ERG }

3 
ANT231 
Southwestern Archaeology

3 
ANT232 
Indians of the Southwest
^{ERG }

3 
ECN235 
Principles of EconomicsMacro

3 
GEO101 
World Geography West
^{GIH }

3 
GEO102 
World Geography East
^{GIH }

3 
GEO105 
Intro Cultural Geography
^{ERG }^{GIH }

3 
HIS260 
History Native Am in the U.S.
^{ERG }

3 
SOC101 
Intro to Sociology
^{ERG }

3 
SOC140 
Sociology Intimate Relationshp
^{ERG }

3 
SOC142 
Race and Ethnic Relations
^{ERG }

3 
SOC212 
Gender and Society
^{ERG }

3 
SOC250 
Social Problems
^{ERG }

3 
^{IWR } = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
^{ERG } = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
^{GIH } = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.


D. Computer Systems and Applications (3 credits)


CSA110 
Intro Computer Info SystemCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
CSA 110. Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3). CIS 1120.Business information systems from a business intelligence perspective. Includes the uses of application software with emphasis on database and spreadsheet packages for efficient and effective problem solving. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. The Internet, the World Wide Web and ecommerce
2. Components of the system unit including input, output, and storage
3. Operating systems, utility programs, and disk and file management
4. Communications, networks and their topology
5. Database management (Microsoft Access) and spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel)
6. Computers and society, security (e.g., malware and firewalls), privacy, and ethics
7. Information systems in business
8. Enterprise computing
9. Computer careers and certification
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define the basic components of a computer system. (2)
2. Identify the basic components of the Internet and the World Wide Web. (1)
3. Describe the functions of an operating system and utility programs. (3)
4. Identify components necessary for communications and networking. (4)
5. Describe the basic functions and uses of databases and spreadsheets. (5)
6. Design, create and enter data into Excel spreadsheets and Access databases. (5)
7. Evaluate the issues related to computer security risks, information privacy, and ethics. (6,7)
8. Identify the phases and the activities in the system development cycle. (7,8)
9. Describe career opportunities and certification requirements in the computer industry. (9)

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