EN 110 - Rhetoric I - Credits: 3
Required of all students, this course involves critical reading, listening, writing, speaking, and research. The concept of critical and evaluative thinking underlies all of the activities of the course. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the College’s selected placement program.
EN 111 - Rhetoric II - Credits: 3
Building on the students’ experiences in Rhetoric I, this course emphasizes research in constructing arguments, metacognition in questioning and supporting intellectual positions, and refinements in style and tone in speaking and writing. Prerequisite: EN 110.
EN 345 - Children's Literature - Credits: 3
This course offers a critical/historical survey of works that have been composed for or appropriated by children. It includes discussion of the specific features of children’s literature and the basic genres and kinds of children’s literature. Issues of literary value versus popular appeal, ideologies of gender, ethnicity, and the family, the endorsement of children’s texts through book awards and censorship will be included.
CM 103 - Finite Mathematics - Credits: 3
This course is a survey course in mathematics covering the following disciplines: set theory, logic and proofs, algebra and number theory, bases other than ten, informal geometry, probability, statistics and the computer. Prerequisite: EE 096, if required.
CM 112 - College Algebra - Credits: 3
This college level algebra course covers operations involving polynomials and radical expressions, methods of solving quadratic equations, evaluating and graphing functions, and solving systems of equations and inequalities. Prerequisites: EE 094 if required.
BL 101 - Biology I - Credits: 3 Lecture/ 2 Lab/ 4
The basic patterns of structure and functioning of organisms are studied at the molecular and cellular levels. The continuity of life through time is investigated through studies of genetics and evolution. Theories of the origins and early development of life are considered.
CS 103B - Communication Technologies Literacy Software Component - Credits: 2
This course consists of the integrated office suite portion of CS 103 covering current introductory word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation functions. Students completing this course through a dual-enrollment program should take CS 103A to fulfill the CS 103 requirement of the College.
HS 201 - American History to 1877 - Credits: 3
Study and discussion center on the major events in the formation and development of the American Republic from the pre-colonial era to the end of Reconstruction.
HS 202 - American History since 1877 - Credits: 3
A thorough review of major developments in the latter part of the 19th and 20th centuries with an emphasis on social history. Blends traditional coverage of history with a focus on institutional, cultural, and intellectual forces shaping recent American History.
SO 301 - Multicultural Issues in Education and Society - Credits: 3
This course will provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of ethnic diversity and pluralism in the United States. The course will help students to work toward a more pluralistic philosophy which will be reflected in their instructional practices as pre-service teachers.
ED 110 - Safety, Nutrition, and Health Issues of Young Children - Credits: 2
This course will examine the health, safety and nutritional needs of children from birth through the middle school years with special attention given to safeguarding the various settings in which children spend their days.
ED 119 - Aesthetic Experiences for Young Children - Credits: 3
This course will examine the artistic and musical development of children from early childhood through elementary school and investigate ways to provide developmentally appropriate practices.
ED 213 - Basics of Early Childhood Education - Credits: 3
This course analyzes the development, maturation, and learning processes throughout the early childhood years, ages 0-8. Curriculum models, assessment, and early childhood
programs will be analyzed through the lens of child development theory and learning theories, with emphasis on a constructivist philosophy. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PY 204
ED 251 - Emergent Literacy - Credits: 3
In this course, students will learn developmentally appropriate strategies that foster awareness of print, letter naming, and phonemic awareness in young children. Students will develop techniques that enable young children to develop listening comprehension, vocabulary and language facility. Students will understand the relationship between early literacy experiences and later school success. Prerequisite: PY 204.
ED 270 - Supervised Field Experience: Child Care Administration - Credits: 1
This course is designed to offer the associate degree student the opportunity to work under the direction of a director or head teacher in a child-care setting. The student will learn the intricacies of owning and administering a child-care center. Students will work under the supervision of a child-care director for a total of 45 hours.
ED 271 - Supervised Field Experience: Play as Curriculum - Credits: 1
This course will provide opportunities for the student to design developmentally
appropriate practices in a child-care setting, including the use of play, play-based
assessment, and integrated learning experiences for young children. Students will work under the supervision of a child-care director or lead teacher for a minimum of 45 hours.
PY 204 - Child Development and Adolescence - Credits: 3
This course surveys biological,cognitive, social, and emotional development from conception through adolescence. Special attention is given to the diversity of characteristics resulting from the effects of heredity and the environment (including family and peer influences, education, and child abuse) on development of the individual.
PY 221 - Educational Psychology - Credits: 3
Focuses on psychoeducational theories which explain the teaching/learning process. Applications of various learning theories are discussed.
GE 101 - World Regional Geography - Credits: 3
World Regional Geography is an introduction to how the discipline of geography makes sense of the world, its different people, places, and regions.