
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)


MAT142 
College MathematicsCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 142. College Mathematics (3). MAT 1142. Survey of mathematical topics and applications. Includes statistics, probability, exponential functions, finance, dimensional analysis and other selected discrete math topics. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI83/84 recommended). Prerequisite: MAT 122, or two years of high school algebra and one year of geometry completed with grades of "C" or better each semester within the last 2 years, or an ACT Math score of at least 22, or an SAT Math score of at least 530, or a satisfactory score on the mathematics skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Algebraic Models of Growth and Decay
2. Mathematics of Personal Finance
3. Counting and Probability
4. Descriptive Statistics and the Normal Distribution
5. Dimensional Analysis
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Create and apply linear, quadratic and exponential models. (1) (QL 14)
2. Apply the mathematics of personal finance, including compound interest, annuities, and amortized loans. (2) (QL 1,2,4)
3. Apply the basic rules of counting: fundamental counting principle, permutations, and combinations to solve problems. (3) (QL 1,2,4)
4. Apply basic rules of probability including compound events, conditional probability, and expected value to solve problems. (3) (QL 1,2,4)
5. Calculate and interpret graphical and numerical summaries of data, including measures of central tendency and dispersion. (4) (QL 14)
6. Use the basic properties of the Normal curve to solve applied problems. (4) (QL 14)
7. Use dimensional analysis to make conversions with metric and U.S. measurement systems. (5) (QL 14)

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MAT152 
College AlgebraCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 152. College Algebra (3). MAT 1151. Modeling of applications using linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions. Introduction to solving systems of equations using matrices. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI83/84 recommended). Duplicate credit for MAT 152 and/or MAT 183 and MAT 187 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: MAT 122, or two years of high school algebra and one year of geometry completed with grades of "C" or better each semester within the last 2 years, or an ACT Math score of at least 22, or an SAT Math score of at least 530, or a satisfactory score on the mathematics skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Linear Functions
2. Quadratic and other nonlinear functions
3. Exponential and logarithmic functions
4. Polynomial functions
5. Systems of equations and matrices
6. Technology in mathematics
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use technology to recognize trends in data. (1,2,3,4,6) (QL14)
2. Create suitable functions that model data using technology. (1,2,3,4,6) (QL 13)
3. Analyze an application using a function developed from data. (1,2,3,4,6) (QL 14)
4. Add, subtract and multiply matrices in the context of an application. (5,6) (QL 1,2,4)
5. Solve a system of equations using matrices and technology. (5,6) (QL 1,2)

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OR 
MAT156 
Math/Elementary Teachers ICOURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 156. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (3). Mathematical principles and processes specifically for elementary teachers. Includes problem solving, set theory, properties and operations with number systems. Note: Computer use required. Prerequisite: MAT 142 or MAT 152 or satisfactory score on mathematics skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Problem solving strategies
2. Set theory and set operations.
3. Properties and operations with whole numbers
4. Properties and operations using other bases
5. Properties and operations with integers
6. Properties and operations with rational numbers
7. Properties and operations with decimal numbers
8. Number theory of primes, composites, and factors
9. Percents, ratios and proportions
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use Polya's Four Step Model when problemsolving. (1) (QL 2,4)
2. Use set notation and perform set operations using listed sets and Venn Diagrams. (2) (QL 1)
3. Solve whole number operations and explain the algorithms used. (3) (QL 1,4)
4. Solve problems in other number bases. (4) (QL 1)
5. Solve integer number operations and explain the algorithms used. (5) (QL 1,4)
6. Solve rational number operations and explain the algorithms used. (6) (QL 1,4)
7. Solve decimal number operations and explain the algorithms used. (7) (QL 1,4)
8. Categorize numbers as prime and composite and find GCD and LCM. (8) (QL 1)
9. Solve problems using percents, ratios and proportiions. (9) (QL 2,4)

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OR 
MAT157 
Math/Elementary Teachers IICOURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 157. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (3). Mathematical principles and processes specifically for elementary teachers. Includes geometry, measurement, statistics, and probability. Note: Computer use required. Prerequisite: MAT 142 or MAT 152 or satisfactory score on mathematics skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Geometric shapes and definitions
2. Symmetry
3. Similarity
4. Measurement using the U.S. system and the metric system
5. Perimeter, area, surface area and volume of geometric figures
6. Euclidean construction
7. Topics in Statistics including graphs and measures of central tendency and variability
8. Probability
9. Counting techniques including combinations and permutation
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Recognize geometrical shapes and describe their properties. (1) (QL 1)
2. Observe symmetry in geometric shapes. (2) (QL 1)
3. Use similarity to solve problems. (3) (QL 1,2)
4. Use measuring units including metric units. (4) (QL 1,2,4)
5. Find perimeter, area, surface area, and volumes of geometric objects. (5) (QL 1,2,4)
6. Perform Euclidean constructions. (6) (QL 1)
7. Convert data from table format to graphical format. (7) (QL 3)
8. Analyze data statistically using basic measures of central tendency and measures of variability. (7) (QL 13)
9. Calculate the probability of the outcomes of simple experiments. (8) (QL 13)
10. Use counting techniques including permutations and combinations. (9) (QL 1,2)

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OR 
MAT167 
Elementary StatisticsCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 167. Elementary Statistics (3). MAT 1160. Statistical tools and techniques used in research and general applications. Description of sample data, probability and probability distributions, point and interval estimates of population parameters, hypothesis testing, and correlation and regression. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI83/84 recommended). Prerequisite: MAT 142 or 152 or satisfactory score on mathematics skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Descriptive statistics
2. Probability
3. Normal distribution
4. Research design
5. Sampling strategies
6. Confidence intervals
7. Hypotheses testing of one population
8. Hypothesis testing of two population
9. Tests of categorical data
10. GoodnessofFit and Contingency Tables
11. Regression and correlation
12. Statistics technology
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use both numerical and graphical methods to describe data. (1) (QL 1,3)
2. Compute and interpret measures of central tendency and variability. (1) (QL 13)
3. Compute probabilities for both simple and compound events. (2) (QL 1,2,4)
4. Apply the normal distribution to probability problems and estimation of population parameters. (3) (QL 1,2,4)
5. Critique the research methods of others, and use research methodology. (4,5) (QL 1,3)
6. Produce representative random samples. (5) (QL 1,4)
7. Calculate and interpret confidence intervals as estimates of population parameters. (6) (QL 14)
8. Perform hypothesis tests about means and other parameters from large and small samples using one and multiple sample methods. (7,8) (QL 14)
9. Test hypothesis about categorical data. (9) (QL 14)
10. Recognize appropriate use of GoodnessofFit and Contingency Table tests. (10) (QL 13)
11. Use regression and correlation to test hypothesis and create models for bivariate data. (11) (QL 14)
12. Use both handheld calculators and desktop computers to perform statistical analysis. (12) (QL 1)

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MAT172 
Finite MathematicsCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 172. Finite Mathematics (3). Various analytic methods employed in business, social and life sciences with an emphasis on applications. Topics include algebra review, linear programming, matrix operations, linear systems of equations, set theory, counting, probability and statistics. 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. Linear functions and their graphs
2. Matrices
3. Linear systems of equations
4. Linear programming
5. Set theory
6. Counting techniques
7. Probability theory
8. Statistics
9. Finance problems
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Perform elementary matrix operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and inversion. (2) (QL 13)
2. Solve nbym linear systems of equations using elementary row operations. (1,3) (QL 1,2,4)
3. Solve linear programming problems by graphical and algebraic techniques. (1,4) (QL 1,2,4)
4. Perform the basic operations of union, intersection and complement on sets. (5) (QL 1)
5. Use Venn diagrams, combinations and permutations in applications involving counting. (6) (QL 1)
6. Evaluate probabilities of simple, compound, independent and dependent events. (7) (QL 14)
7. Compute measures of central tendency and dispersion for a collection of statistical data. (8) (QL 14)
8. Apply the theory of normal and binomial probability distributions to statistics problems. (8) (QL 13)
9. Compute the present value of an annuity, interest on mortgages, and cash flow. (9) (QL 1,2,4)

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MAT187 
PrecalculusCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
MAT 187. Precalculus (5). MAT 1187.Topics from college algebra and trigonometry essential to the study of calculus and analytic geometry. Includes linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, circular, and trigonometric functions, trigonometry, systems of equations, and matrices. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI83/84 recommended). Duplicate credit for MAT 152 and/or MAT 183 and MAT 187 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: MAT 122, or two years of high school algebra and one year of geometry completed with grades of "C" or better each semester within the last 2 years, or an ACT Math score of at least 22, or an SAT Math score of at least 530, or a satisfactory score on the mathematics skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Five lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Functions: Definitions and Operations
a. linear
b. quadratic
c. polynomial
d. rational
e. exponential
f. logarithmic
g. circular
h. trigonometric
2. Trigonometry
3. Systems of equations
4. Matrices
5. Graphing calculators & computer software
6. Vectors
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use definitions and operations associated with functions, including inverses, combinations, and compositions. (1,2) (QL 1)
2. Represent and interpret functions in a variety of ways; numeric, symbolic, graphic, and verbal. (15) (QL 3,4)
3. Solve equations and systems using a variety of techniques including algebraic and graphical. (15) (QL 4)
4. Graph basic functions and use translations to reflect changes made to basic functions. (13) (QL 1,3)
5. Apply mathematics in context and model real situations using mathematics. (14,6) (QLO 2)
6. Use basic trigonometric properties and identities. (1,2,4) (QL 1)
7. Communicate findings both in writing and orally using mathematical language and symbolism with supporting data and graphs. (15) (QL 1,3)

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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 MAT 152 and MAT 183; or equivalent 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 (6 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 degree.
Course  Title  Hours 
HIS131 
United States History I
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3 
HIS132 
United States History II
^{IWR }^{ERG }^{GIH }

3 
HIS201 
Western Civilization I
^{IWR }^{ERG }^{GIH }

3 
HIS202 
Western Civilization II
^{IWR }^{ERG }^{GIH }

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

3 
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2. Critical Thinking (3 credits)


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Course  Title  Hours 
AHS230 
Comp & Alt Health Therapy

3 
AJS123 
Ethics & Criminal Justice

3 
BSA118 
Practical Creative Thinking

3 
CHP190 
Honors Colloquium

1 
COM217 
Intro Argumentation and Debate

3 
EDU210 
Cultural Diversity Education
^{ERG }

3 
ENG140 
Reading the World:

3 
GEO210 
Society and Environment

3 
HUM101 
Intro to Popular Culture

3 
JRN131 
Mass Media in American Society

3 
PHI103 
Intro to Logic

3 
PHI105 
Introduction to Ethics

3 
PHI110 
Intro to Critical Thinking

3 
PHI204 
Ethical Issues/Health Care

3 
STU230 
Leadership Development Studies

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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You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the physical & biological science component of this degree.
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 
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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.


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
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3 
ENG216 
Major Issues Ancient Lit
^{IWR }

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

3 
ENG219 
Major Issues Modern Drama
^{IWR }

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 }

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 
THR243 
History of Film
^{IWR }

3 
THR250 
American Cinema
^{IWR }

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.


3. Behavioral Science (3 credits)


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Behavioral Science (AGEC) Courses
You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the behavioral science (agec) component of this degree.
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
^{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.


4. Social Science (3 credits)


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Social Science (AGEC) Courses
You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the social science (agec) component of this degree.
Course  Title  Hours 
ANT101 
Stones,Bones,Human Origin

3 
ANT102 
Intro Cultural Anthro
^{ERG }

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.


II. Communication Requirement (3 credits)


COM100 
Intro Human CommunicationCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
COM 100. Introduction to Human Communication (3). COM 1100. Introduction to the essential elements of human communication and behavior, with emphasis on intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, public communication, and oral communication skills important to personal and professional settings. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Contemporary and historical theories of the dynamics and processes of human communication
2. Perception
3. Use of language
4. Nonverbal messages
5. Conflict management
6. Concepts and theories of listening
7. Interpersonal communication and relationship dynamics
8. Dynamic group communication
9. Intercultural communication
10. Gender communication
11. Basic public speaking
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use listening skills and oral presentations as modes of discovery, reflection, and understanding and sustained disciplined reasoning. (6,11)
2. Generate organized and logical speaking that responds to the demands of a specific rhetorical situation. (1,11)
3. Use precision in writing, speaking, and thinking and express awareness of the power and variety of language. (3,6,11)
4. Identify both the conscious and unconscious use of written, verbal and nonverbal communication. (4)
5. Identify and interpret discourse in specific communication environments. (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
6. Express awareness of multiple meanings and perspectives of communication in both interpersonal and group/team situations. (2,7,8)
7. Evaluate communication theories for a variety of cultural contexts. (9)
8. Formulate and deliver effective oral presentations. (11)
9. Design simple, effective messages for a mass communication context (i.e., advertising and public relations). (8,11)
10. Analyze the impact of new communication technologies on human communication. (1)
REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. 1,500 words of monitored writing and submission of a portfolio

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OR 
COM131 
Fund Speech CommunicationCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
COM 131. Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3). Study of the essential elements of oral communication, with major emphasis on public speaking. Includes use of multimedia technologies for presentations. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Communication Discipline
2. Basic Rhetoric
3. Speech Structure
4. Content Development
5. Speech Preparation
6. Speech Anxiety
7. Delivery Techniques and Styles
8. Listening
9. Multicultural Communication
10. Speech Analysis
11. Communication Ethics
12. Audience Analysis.
13. Public Speaking in Group Environments
14. Individual Research Project
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use listening skills and oral presentations as modes of discovery, reflection, understanding and sustained disciplined reasoning.(38)
2. Generate organized, logical communication appropriate to the needs of a specific communication environment (2,5,7)
3. Use precise writing, speaking and listening for a variety of audiences and purposes. (5,7,8,10,12)
4. Identify both the conscious and unconscious use of written, verbal and nonverbal communication. (10,12)
5. Identify and interpret discourse in specific communication environments.(9,11,12,13,14)
6. Express awareness of multiple meanings and perspectives of communication.(1, 2, 9,10)
7. Analyze audience and topic choice for various speaking situations(5,10,12)
8. Write fullsentence and speaking outlines. (4,5)
9. Identify and manage the causes of speech anxiety. (6)
10. Analyze speeches for use of stylistic and rhetorical devices, and implement the use of such devices in speeches. (2,3,10)
11. Implement strategies for delivery of messages to a variety of audiences, using a variety of visual aids (including multimedia technologies). (7,12,13,14)

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OR 
COM134 
Interpersonal CommunicationCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
COM 134. Interpersonal Communication (3). COM 1110. Build healthy personal and professional relationships. Includes listening, coping with criticism, resolving conflicts, managing emotions, nonverbal communication, and developing empathy for gender and cultural differences. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Perception of self and others
2. Selfawareness and selfacceptance
3. Irrational thinking and debilitative emotions
4. Responding to others: listening and feedback
5. Concrete versus abstract language
6. Communicating without words: nonverbal communication
7. Building positive relationships
8. Selfdisclosure in relationships
9. Overcoming barriers and resolving conflicts
10. Assertiveness and aggression
11. Gender and cultural issues in a complex, diverse society
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use listening skills and oral presentations as modes of discovery, reflection, understanding and sustained disciplined reasoning. (4, 9)
2. Generate organized, logical communication appropriate to the needs of a specific communication environment. ( 1,3,4,7,8,10)
3. Use precise writing, speaking and listening for a variety of audiences and purposes.(5, 9, 10)
4. Identify both the conscious and unconscious use of written, verbal and nonverbal communication. (2,5, 6,7)
5. Identify and interpret discourse in specific communication environments. (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 11)
6. Express awareness of multiple meanings and perspectives of communication.(1,11)
7. Differentiate between the use of concrete and abstract language. (5)
8. Identify skills for building positive relationships. (7,8)
9. Implement strategies for recognizing and managing the cause of conflict in relationships. (9,10)
10. Differentiate between stereotypes and legitimate differences in communication styles, based on gender and cultural background (11)
REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Written journal, minimum of 1,500 word entries.

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OR 
COM200 
Communication TheoryCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
COM 200. Communication Theory (3). Introduction to the systematic conceptualization of the communication process: its elements, dynamics, origins, outcomes, functions, and values. Emphasis on psychological, social cultural, mediated, ethical, and political implications of communication processes. Includes prominent communication theories relating to relationships, groups, organizations, ethnicity, race, and gender. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Basic paradigms of human communication theory
2. Communication theories
3. Communication research studies
4. Relationships between communication theory and practice in the context of everyday life
5. Epistemology, Ontology and Axiology Theories
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define epistemology, ontology, and axiology and how they differ in the social scientific, interpretive, and critical paradigms. (1,5)
2. Identify paradigms related to communication theories. (1,5)
3. Conduct research in the area of communication and identify important concepts by summarizing findings. (15)
4. Apply communication theory to our everyday lives through personal examples, popular culture, and current events. (14)
5. Discuss how communication theory relates to ethnicity, race, and gender. (1, 3, 4)

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OR 
COM271 
Small Group CommunicationCOURSE DESCRIPTION:
COM 271. Small Group Communication (3). COM 2271. Examination of the principles and processes of group communication as a vehicle for solving problems, reaching decisions and making recommendations. Students will study and practice the theories, behaviors and processes of group communication. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
COURSE CONTENT:
1. Group communication theory
2. Group and group processes
3. Group concepts
4. Group climate
5. Decision making and problem solving theories and strategies
6. Leadership theories and strategies
7. Technology and teams
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Apply theories and principles of group communication (1,2,7)
2. Apply and identify group problem solving and decision making strategies (5)
3. Evaluate group processes and behavior (2,4)
4. Apply leadership and group participation skills (3,6)
5. Identify and apply available technologies for virtual meetings (7)

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III. Major and Elective Studies (22 credits)
^{1}

^{1}  Select 22 transferable credits from transfer guides or intended major, including second language courses. The student who has decided on a major should consult the list of common lowerdivision major courses for their chosen major. The student who has selected a four year college of intended transfer should also consult the catalog or website of that college for additional guidance regarding their major and courses. Uptodate information regarding requirements of various degree programs at Arizona's universities can be found at www.aztransfer.com. Choose from the following prefixes  or courses where noted  when completing this requirement: ACC, AGE, AGS, AHS 230 (only), AJS (except AJS 291), ANT, ART, ASL, BIO, BSA, CHM, CHP, COM, CRW, CSA, DAN*, ECE, ECN, EDU, ENG, ENV, FMA, FYE, GEO, GLG, GRN, HIS, HUM, JRN, MAT (except MAT 100 and MAT 122), MUS, NSG (except NSG 114, NSG 124, NSG 130 and NSG 133), NTR, PHE*, PHI, PHY, POS, PSY, REC*, REL, SOC, SPA, STU, THR, VGD, and WEB. *DAN, PHE and REC are limited to 4 activitybased credit hours each.
