Apr 03, 2020  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering Information

0001–0999 Developmental not-for-credit courses for students who need further preparation before enrolling in college-level courses. These courses award Equivalent Hours (EHs) that contribute to a student’s academic load, but do not count toward degree or certificate requirements.
1000–1999 College-level courses at the 1000 level provide students with foundational concepts or skills required in specific or multiple disciplines. These courses may be stand-alone or part of a sequence.
2000–2999 Courses at the 2000 level build upon the skills and concepts presented in the 1000-level courses. Students are expected to acquire foundational concepts prior to entry into courses at the 2000 level and are expected to be able to move forward to more complex subject mastery.

Prerequisites

Many courses require prior satisfactory completion of another course to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the course. For example, EGL-1020  Composition II: Writing About Literature cannot be taken unless EGL-1010  (the prerequisite) has been satisfactorily completed. In addition, for a number of introductory-level credit courses, a minimum level of proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics, as determined by the college’s placement tests, is required as a prerequisite. In such cases, satisfactory completion of the appropriate developmental studies course (see ESL, DVE, DVM, and DVR listings) will satisfy the prerequisite as well. Students should be certain to check for prerequisites in the course listings that follow. Except when specifically authorized by the department chairperson or dean, registration will not be permitted if prerequisites have not been fully satisfied.

Course Contact Hours

At the end of some course descriptions is a phrase such as “3 studio hours” or “3 class/2 lab hours.” This indicates the actual time a student should expect to spend per week in a course, broken down by the type of contact—classroom/lecture, laboratory, studio, or clinical. If there is no such indicator for a course, students may assume there will be one class hour per week for each credit awarded for completion of the course. (Courses which meet in an accelerated or nontraditional format rather than in the usual full-semester, 15-week format will meet more than the hours indicated per week in order to reach the same number of total contact hours for the semester.)

General Education Requirements Key

  CL = Computer Literacy Req.
  E = English Req.
  H = Humanities Req.
  M = Math Req.
  Sc = Science Req.
  SS = Social Science Req.
 

Accounting

Business Studies Department
Bladen Hall, Room 210 | 301-546-0713

  
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    ACC-1000 Fundamentals of Accounting


    3 Credits
    Preparation for ACC-2001  (formerly ACC-1010 ) for students lacking background in accounting. Enroll in ACC-1000 directly or transfer from ACC-2001  (formerly ACC-1010 ) during the first five weeks of a semester.
    Note: Does not satisfy program concentration requirement in business-related curricula; may not be taken for credit if credit has previously been received for ACC-2001  (formerly ACC-1010 ) or higher.
  
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    ACC-1010 Principles of Accounting I


    4 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See ACC-2001 .
  
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    ACC-1020 Principles of Accounting II


    4 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See ACC-2002 .
  
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    ACC-1030 Accounting for Managers


    3 Credits
    Focuses on sources of accounting information and the meaning of financial reports as an aid to decision-making. This course adopts a user’s approach and does not emphasize the technical aspects of record maintenance.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    ACC-1040 Microcomputer Applications in Accounting


    3 Credits
    A hands-on course in the use of microcomputers to process accounting data. Knowledge of programming is not necessary. Projects emphasize accounting applications.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-1000  or ACC-2001  (formerly ACC-1010 ).
  
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    ACC-1050 Payroll Accounting


    1 Credit
    Covers payroll preparation, payroll rules, record keeping, and payroll tax reporting.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    ACC-1070 Quickbooks I


    1 Credit
    Students will learn to establish a chart of accounts, vendor, customer and payroll records, entering typical transactions and preparing standard financial reports for service firms using QuickBooks software.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-1000  or ACC-2001  (formerly ACC-1010 ) or ACC-1030 .
  
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    ACC-1080 Introduction to Spreadsheet Accounting


    1 Credit
    Basic spreadsheet applications in accounting. Use of spreadsheets for record keeping, computation, analysis, and presentation of accounting data is covered.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency, ACC-2001  (formerly ACC-1010 ) or ACC-1030  and INT-1010 .
  
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    ACC-1090 Quickbooks II


    1 Credit
    Students will learn to establish a chart of accounts, vendor, customer and inventory records, entering typical transactions and preparing standard financial reports for merchandising firms using QuickBooks software.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-1000  or ACC-2001  (formerly ACC-1010 ) or ACC-1030 .
  
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    ACC-1100 Quickbooks III


    1 Credit
    Students will learn budgeting, job costing, and nonprofit accounting using QuickBooks software.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-1070  or ACC-1090 .
  
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    ACC-2001 Principles of Accounting I


    3 Credits
    University-parallel introductory accounting sequence. Covers major accounting theories, principles and applications. Regular classroom and online formats available. Students should have had previous accounting or have completed ACC-1000  or ACC-1030 .
    Prerequisite(s): Math (DVM-0071  or appropriate test score) and Reading proficiency or ACC-1000  or ACC-1030  with C or higher.
    (Formerly offered as ACC-1010 . Students may not receive credit for both ACC-1010  and ACC-2001.)
  
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    ACC-2002 Principles of Accounting II


    3 Credits
    Second semester of sequence. Continues focus on accounting theories, principles and applications. Regular classroom and online formats available.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-2001  (formerly ACC-1010 ).
    (Honors version available, spring only.)
  
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    ACC-2010 Intermediate Accounting I


    3 Credits
    Intermediate-level accounting covering cash, investments, receivables, inventories, plant assets, and measurement of financial income in accordance with accounting principles (GAAP).
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-2002  (formerly ACC-1020 ) with grade of C or higher.
    (Classroom sections offered fall only. Online sections offered spring only.)
  
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    ACC-2020 Intermediate Accounting II


    3 Credits
    Accounting principles applied to corporations, including stockholders’ equity and liability sections of the balance sheet.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-2010  with grade of C or higher.
    Capstone Course(s): In addition to completing the prerequisite course, students must complete a minimum of 47 credits prior to enrolling in this course. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher is also required.
    (Classroom sections offered spring only. Online sections offered fall only.)
  
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    ACC-2030 Cost Accounting


    3 Credits
    Basic concepts of cost accounting functions within a manufacturing organization, including measurement of material costs, labor costs, manufacturing overhead and marketing costs.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-2002  (formerly ACC-1020 ).
    (Classroom sections offered fall only. Online sections offered all semesters.)
  
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    ACC-2040 Principles of Auditing


    3 Credits
    Analysis of audit functions and responsibilities. Emphasis on examining accounting records and drawing valid audit conclusions.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-2020 ; MAT-1140  completed or concurrent.
  
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    ACC-2070 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting


    3 Credits
    Accounting applied to local, state and federal agencies or schools, hospitals and other nonprofit organizations. Covers general, special revenue, enterprise and fiduciary funds and cash planning and control.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-2002  (formerly ACC-1020 ).
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    ACC-2080 Spreadsheet Accounting


    3 Credits
    Applies spreadsheet skills to financial and managerial accounting applications, analysis and problem solving.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-2002  (formerly ACC-1020 ) and INT-1010 .
  
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    ACC-2120 Accounting Information Systems


    3 Credits
    This course examines accounting information systems, both manual and computerized. The course includes information on current technologies in information systems including hardware, software, networks, databases and data communications. Internal controls and security issues are examined.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-2002  (formerly ACC-1020 ).
    Three class hours with open lab.
  
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    ACC-2210 Federal Income Tax


    3 Credits
    Study of the federal tax system includes survey of tax legislation, court rulings, and their application to individuals.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-2001  (formerly ACC-1010 ).
  
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    ACC-2220 Advanced Tax Accounting


    3 Credits
    A second course in taxation, which examines the tax consequences of operating a business. The course emphasizes the federal income tax treatment of corporations and partnerships with some coverage of estates and trusts.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-2002  (formerly ACC-1020 ) and ACC-2210 .
  
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    ACC-2230 Individual Income Tax Preparation (VITA)


    3 Credits
    Students will learn to prepare basic and intermediate income tax returns for both Federal and local taxes. Successful students will obtain IRS volunteer tax preparer certification and will participate as tax preparers at the Prince George’s Community College Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site during the spring tax season. This service learning course begins during the January Intersession and continues through the close of tax season.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    ACC-2250 Business Finance


    3 Credits
    Capital markets and the banking system, including financial analysis and planning, working-capital management, capital budgeting and long-term financing.
    Prerequisite(s): ACC-2002  (formerly ACC-1020 ) and MAT-1120 .
  
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    ACC-2890H Honors Colloquium in Accounting


    3 Credits
    This honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field of accounting and its relevance across disciplinary perspectives. The issues to be addressed in each colloquium will vary from semester to semester. These courses are designed for students in the Honors program, but are open to others with the approval of the honors coordinator or the instructor.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency and permission of instructor or honors coordinator.
  
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    ACC-2910 Cooperative Education


    1-3 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education and internship experiences may be applied to any degree. These credits may not transfer to all four-year institutions. Contact the Career Services Office, Bladen Hall, Room 124, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.
  
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    ACC-2920 Cooperative Education


    1-3 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education and internship experiences may be applied to any degree. These credits may not transfer to all four-year institutions. Contact the Career Services Office, Bladen Hall, Room 124, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.
  
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    ACC-2930 Cooperative Education


    1-3 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education and internship experiences may be applied to any degree. These credits may not transfer to all four-year institutions. Contact the Career Services Office, Bladen Hall, Room 124, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.

African-American Studies

History, Political Science, Geography, and Anthropology
Department | Marlboro Hall, Room 2018 | 301-546-0527

  
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    AFA-1010 Introduction to African-American Studies


    3 Credits
    An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the life and culture of persons of African heritage in the United States. Explores the cultural and historic ties to various African peoples and the multicultural context.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    AFA-2010 Introduction to the African and Black Diaspora


    3 Credits
    A comparative analysis of African and black communities around the globe, with emphasis on the United States South, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Attention will be given to the awakening sense of political interrelatedness that undergirds contemporary Pan-African movements, collaborative struggle against oppression and the renewal of traditional African culture and values in Diaspora.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    (Offered fall only)
  
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    AFA-2890H Honors Colloquium in African-American Studies


    3 Credits
    This honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field of African-American Studies and their relevance across disciplinary perspectives. The issues to be addressed in each colloquium will vary from semester to semester. These courses are designed for students in the Honors program, but are open to others with the approval of the honors coordinator or the instructor.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency and permission of the instructor or honors coordinator.

Anthropology

History, Political Science, Geography and Anthropology
Department | Marlboro Hall, Room 2018 | 301-546-0527

  
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    ANT-1010 Introductory Physical Anthropology


    3 Credits
    Humans’ place in nature, including genetics, evolutionary theory, primate behavior, human physical variations and culture. Social sciences general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    ANT-1030 Introductory Cultural Anthropology


    3 Credits
    Anthropological approaches to culture, language and social organization, including religious belief, gender role, family form and economic life. Social sciences general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    ANT-2010 Introduction to Archaeology


    3 Credits
    Survey of archaeology, including its development in America and an overview of archaeological methodologies.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    ANT-2030 Language and Culture


    3 Credits
    Theories of language dealing with learning, diversity, creativity and change. Relation of language to perception, ethnic identity, occupation and social class.
    Prerequisite(s): One of the following courses: ANT-1010 , ANT-1030 , PSY-1010 , SOC-1010 , SPH-1010 , or SPH-1090 .
  
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    ANT-2890H Honors Colloquium in Anthropology


    3 Credits
    This honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field of anthropology and its relevance across disciplinary perspectives. The issues to be addressed in each Colloquium will vary from semester to semester. These courses are designed for students in the Honors program, but are open to others with the approval of the honors coordinator or the instructor.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency and permission of the instructor or honors coordinator.

Arabic

Language Studies Department
Bladen Hall, Room 309 | 301-546-0946

  
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    ARB-1000 Arabic for Beginners


    3 Credits
    Designed for students who are true beginners without any background knowledge of the Arabic language. The course focuses on the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Humanities general education class.
    3 class/1 lab hour or equivalent.
  
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    ARB-1010 Elementary Arabic


    3 Credits
    Continues to focus on the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will be studying Modern Standard Arabic, which is close to classical Arabic. (It is the language used for reading and writing Arabic today.) Students will advance their knowledge of grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and reading and writing of Arabic. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): ARB-1000  or permission of the instructor.
    3 class/1 lab hour or equivalent.

Art

Art, Music, and Philosophy Department
Marlboro Hall, Room 1034 | 301-546-0966

  
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    ART-1010 Introduction to Art


    3 Credits
    Introduces students to the visual arts. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on activities, students develop an appreciation for art and an understanding of the elements of art and principles of design, artistic styles, specific art techniques, and major historical movements in art. Artistic ability or experience is not required. Humanities general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    ART-1510 Two-Dimensional Design


    3 Credits
    This course introduces the organization of visual elements on a two-dimensional plane. The elements of art and principles of design are examined through lectures, demonstrations, and related studio problems for students to explore and solve. Students will develop techniques for handling a variety of art materials.
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-1530 Drawing I


    3 Credits
    Introduction to basic drawing techniques through the exploration of the human figure and natural and man-made forms. A variety of drawing tools and materials are introduced.
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-1540 Painting I


    3 Credits
    An introduction to basic techniques and theories of painting. Emphasis is on learning the skill of painting and application of materials. Students explore the basic elements of two-dimensional art as a means to create interesting compositions, manipulate space, and develop solid forms. The course is designed for beginners with little or no experience in painting. Proficiency in drawing is beneficial but not critical to successful completion of this course.
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-1550 Sculpture I


    3 Credits
    Introduction to basic sculptural techniques. Elements and principles of 3-D art are emphasized through practice in bronze casting, welding, carving and fabrication. Development of ideas will be encouraged through critique of and historic references to specific sculptures and artists.
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-1560 Photography I


    3 Credits
    This course explores principles and terminologies used in contemporary photography by developing basic skills in camera operation and handling, photographing, black and white film processing, black and white darkroom techniques, and print finishing and presentation. The students are exposed to a brief history, color theory, and the aesthetics of the photographic vision. No prior experience required. Students must have access to a 35mm film camera.
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-1570 Introduction to Computer Graphics


    3 Credits
    Designed to provide a survey of the role of the computer in visual communication design. Students will receive basic training on the primary types of software and peripherals with which designers must be familiar. This includes painting-type (raster) software as well as structured graphics (vector) applications. Students will be encouraged to develop creative approaches to projects coupled with increased technical proficiency.
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-1580 Portfolio Development for Visual Art


    1 Credit
    Course has been re-numbered. See ART-2900 .
  
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    ART-1590 Watercolor I


    3 Credits
    An introductory course in basic watercolor painting. Emphasis is on techniques and traditional watercolor materials used by today’s watercolorists. Includes composition, color concepts and history of watercolor painting. Students will attend lecture and demonstration classes and create their own paintings. The course is designed for beginners with little or no experience in painting. Proficiency in Drawing is beneficial but not critical to successful completion of this course.
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-1600 Ceramics I


    3 Credits
    A beginner’s studio course designed to teach ceramics as a creative craft and art form. The student is encouraged to explore ceramics as a form of three-dimensional expression and to be actively engaged in the complex cycle of ceramic production; production of clay, construction of forms, decoration, and firing. Students are expected to acquire knowledge of and to test various glazes.
    6 studio hours
  
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    ART-1610 Graphic Design I


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See ART-2410 .
  
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    ART-1620 Digital Publication Design


    3 Credits
    Designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of publication and print media design. Hands-on training will be provided using a variety of digital media and hardware current to the graphic design profession. Students will gain experience in taking a print media project from concept to page layout and production.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1570 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-1630 Commercial Illustration I


    3 Credits
    Investigates the various media, techniques, and artistic concepts that produce quality commercial illustration.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1530 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-1640 Color Theory and Application


    3 Credits
    Course has been renumbered. See ART-2520 .
  
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    ART-1780 Digital Photography I


    3 Credits
    This course is a general introduction to the terms and technologies employed in digital photography. Students will utilize digital cameras, scan film and photographs, manipulate images and produce finished prints with laser and inkjet printers. Students must have access to a digital or 35mm camera for use in this course.
    (Formerly ART-2580 . Students may not receive credit for both ART-2580  and ART-1780.) 6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2410 Graphic Design I


    3 Credits
    Provides a survey of the design principles and artistic concepts that produce quality commercial art. Students will acquire hands-on experience in taking a variety of projects from concept development to final output. Training will be provided in the various production skills and techniques used by graphic design professionals.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1510  and ART-1570 .
    (Formerly ART-1610 . Students may not receive credit for both ART-1610 and ART-2410.) 6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2510 Three-dimensional Design


    3 Credits
    A continuation of ART-1510 , Two-dimensional Design. The visual elements and principles of three-dimensional design will be explored with an emphasis on visual and critical thinking. Students will be introduced to materials and methods for developing a work of art in three-dimensional space and they will learn how to apply the principles of design to work that has multiple points of view. Students also will learn how to consider aesthetic and conceptual issues as well as solve technical problems in the creation of original art work. Through class critiques, students will gain experience in written and verbal analysis of their own work and the work of their peers.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1510 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2520 Color Theory and Application


    3 Credits
    Introduces students to the history, psychology, and physics of color by building on concepts introduced in ART-1510 , Two-dimensional Design. In all disciplines, a working knowledge of color principles is vital in creating effective, successful works of art. Through lectures, studio projects, and museum visits, students will develop a vocabulary of color and a working understanding of various color systems. In the studio, students will create original artworks that explore aesthetic color relationships and the psychological application of color. Through class critiques and written assignments, students will learn how to evaluate and discuss their own work as well as the work of their peers.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1510 .
    (Formerly ART-1640 . Students may not receive credit for both ART-1640  and ART-2520.) 6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2530 Drawing II


    3 Credits
    An advanced studio course that emphasizes further development of individual drawing skills, a thorough understanding of drawing principles and a greater exploration of the various drawing materials and techniques. The human figure, landscape and man-made objects are the source of investigation.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1530 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2540 Painting II


    3 Credits
    An advanced studio painting course that stresses further development of individual painting skills and techniques and a broader understanding of color theory. Students are encouraged to explore complex issues and to develop greater understanding of the medium.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1540 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2550 Sculpture II


    3 Credits
    This course offers the student the opportunity to more thoroughly explore concepts of three-dimensional art. Emphasis is placed on independent selection of materials and their aesthetic implications and how they relate to contemporary sculptural images.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1550 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2560 Photography II


    3 Credits
    This course continues the exploration of the photographic vision. Under the supervision of the instructor, the student defines and completes a personal project. By using advanced camera handling and lighting techniques, darkroom manipulation, and altered processes including toning and paper negative printing, the student builds an advanced portfolio. Students explore the effect and use of color filters in black and white photography, as well as research a historic photographic movement and/or technique and gives a presentation to the entire class. Students must have access to a 35mm film camera.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1560 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2570 Lettering, Typography and Layout


    3 Credits
    Designed to deepen the student’s understanding of fundamental publication and presentation design. The overall goal of the course is to expand the student’s ability to explore creative solutions for text based visual information.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1620 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2580 Digital Photography I


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See ART-1780 .
  
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    ART-2590 Watercolor II


    3 Credits
    This advanced course will cover watercolor techniques in depth. Students work with more refined techniques of the medium: large paper format and watercolor monoprints and a more independent approach to their own work.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1590 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2600 Ceramics II


    3 Credits
    Emphasis on designing forms in clay using hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Advanced glaze theory, clay bodies and firing techniques explored in depth.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1600 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2610 Graphic Design II


    3 Credits
    Designed to provide students with advanced concepts utilized in the creation of advertising art, Web-based graphics, broadcast graphics, interactive multimedia, electronic publishing and print media. This course attempts to expand the survey of design principles and artistic concepts to a more global perspective.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-2410 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2620 Digital Illustration


    3 Credits
    Provides a survey of computer-based methods of producing artwork used commercially. This includes extensive use of object-oriented and image processing software packages. Projects may include package design, editorial support illustration, logo/icon design, creative Web pages, statistical charts and graphs and technical illustration.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1570 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2630 Commercial Illustration II


    3 Credits
    Designed to expand a student’s exploration of illustration techniques. Emphasis is on the creative approach to preparing imaginative, effective illustrations.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1630 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2640 Computer Painting


    3 Credits
    In-depth use and investigation of bit-mapped graphics (paint) programs.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1570 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2650 Animation and Multimedia I


    3 Credits
    Course content focuses on two-dimensional animation and multimedia, with an emphasis on creativity, originality and experimentation. Various software packages will be utilized to create animated sequences complete with sound and special effects.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1570 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2660 Digital Imaging


    3 Credits
    Advanced techniques in computer graphics creation and image manipulation. Includes use of scanners, digital cameras, and CD-ROM sources.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1570 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2670 3-D Digital Modeling and Animation


    3 Credits
    Focus is on three-dimensional modeling and animation techniques, with an emphasis on creativity, originality and experimentation. Various software packages will be used to create 3-D stills and animated sequences complete with sound and special effects. A survey of modeling techniques and examples from a variety of industries will be provided.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1570 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2700 Art Survey I


    3 Credits
    A survey of art and architecture from prehistoric times through Gothic art. Works of painting, sculpture, and architecture are analyzed both in terms of their style, iconography, and technique and in terms of their significance within the historical, social, religious, and economic context in which they were produced. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    ART-2710 Art Survey II


    3 Credits
    Survey of art and architecture from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Works of painting, sculpture, and architecture are analyzed both in terms of their style, iconography, and technique and in terms of their significance within the historical, social, religious, and economic context in which they were produced. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    ART-2720 African-American Art


    3 Credits
    Beginning with the West and Central African cultures, this course traces the artistic exploration and achievements of African-American artists from the seventeenth-century artisans through the prolific period of the Harlem Renaissance to post modern and contemporary fine arts. The course examines the historical, economic, social, and cultural trends that have influenced African-American art. Students investigate the African-American artists’ visual voice through the historical Black experience that propels it. The assignments within the course advance the development of college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills through the examination and interpretation of the crafts and fine arts presented throughout the course. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    ART-2730 Integrated Arts


    3 Credits
    Introduces students to the areas of visual arts, dance, music, theater and film through an exploration of representative works in these disciplines. The student will experience a variety of artistic performances and exhibitions that will enhance self-expression and develop a better understanding of the human experience. The assignments within the course advance the development of college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills through the integration, analysis, and appreciation of the arts. The course meets part of the Maryland State integrative arts requirement for the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    ART-2740 Modern Art


    3 Credits
    Art 2740 is an introduction of art and architecture from the late 19th century to Postmodernism. Visual arts from traditional works to conceptual, installation, video, and performance art are analyzed in terms of style, iconography, and technique as well as political, social, and economic significance. The history and philosophy of the various movements and their relationship to contemporary thought and culture are explored.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading Proficiency.
    3 class hours.
  
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    ART-2750 Animation and Multimedia II


    3 Credits
    Animation and Multimedia II is a continuation of ART-2650 . Student will explore advanced vector drawing, computer animation techniques, Web interface design, interactivity and digital and video/audio production. Course exercises will include 2-D animations, screen-based graphics and digital video presentations.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-2650 .
    6 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2780 Digital Photography II


    3 Credits
    This course is a continuation of ART-2580 , Digital Photography I. Students will explore complex techniques and contemporary concerns associated with advanced electronic imaging. The students will utilize digital cameras; film and flatbed scanners to digitize negatives, slides, and photographs; manipulate images; and produce finished prints with laser and inkjet printers. Students must have access to a digital camera for use in the course.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-2580 .
  
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    ART-2890H Honors Colloquium in Art


    3 Credits
    This honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field of art and their relevance across disciplinary perspectives. The issues to be addressed in each colloquium will vary from semester to semester. These courses are designed for students in the Honors program, but are open to others with the approval of the honors coordinator or the instructor.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency and permission of instructor or honors coordinator.
  
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    ART-2900 Portfolio Development for Visual Art


    1 Credit
    A studio course which provides a structured approach to portfolio development. Students will assemble a coherent body of artwork for academic transfer and/or employment opportunities. Students will prepare a portfolio in their area of specialization in a variety of formats. Culminating experience course: In addition to completing prerequisite courses, students must also have completed a minimum of 46 credits before enrolling in this course. Certificate students, see advisor. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher is also required.
    Prerequisite(s): ART-1510  and ART-1530 , completion of a 2000-level studio art course, and a second 2000-level studio course completed or concurrent.
    (Formerly ART-1580 . Students may not receive credit for both ART-1580  and ART-2900.) 3 studio hours.
  
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    ART-2910 Cooperative Education


    1-3 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education and internship experiences may be applied to any degree. These credits may not transfer to all four-year institutions. Contact the Career Services Office, Bladen Hall, Room 124, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.
  
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    ART-2920 Cooperative Education


    1-3 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education and internship experiences may be applied to any degree. These credits may not transfer to all four-year institutions. Contact the Career Services Office, Bladen Hall, Room 124, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.
  
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    ART-2930 Cooperative Education


    1-3 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education and internship experiences may be applied to any degree. These credits may not transfer to all four-year institutions. Contact the Career Services Office, Bladen Hall, Room 124, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.

Biology

Biological Sciences Department
Chesapeake Hall, Room 100 | 301-546-0420

  
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    BIO-1010 General Biology


    4 Credits
    An introduction to biology for non-science majors with both lecture and laboratory components. Surveys ecology, chemistry of life, cell physiology, human organ systems, genetics, and molecular genetics. The ability to think critically and to draw conclusions based on evidence will be emphasized. Credit may not be earned for both BIO-1010 and BIO-1130  or BIO-1140  toward the same degree. Science general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    3 class/3 lab hours.
  
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    BIO-1020 General Plant Biology


    4 Credits
    University-parallel introductory plant biology course. Topics covered will include but are not limited to plant classification, structure, function, and growth and development. Practical application of plant use in our daily life also will be presented. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    3 class/3 lab hours.
  
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    BIO-1080 Reproduction Biology


    4 Credits
    An examination of biological principles and contemporary issues in reproductive biology. Demonstration of critical thinking, reasoning, and writing skills is expected. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    3 class/3 lab hours.
  
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    BIO-1100 Forensic Biology


    4 Credits
    An introduction to the principles and concepts of the biological aspects of forensic science. An examination of the role of the laboratory in criminal investigation and human identification using forensic pathology, serology, anthropology, molecular biology, and other specializations. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    BIO-1110 Environmental Biology


    3 Credits
    Survey of basic scientific principles needed to understand current environmental problems and evaluate alternatives for solving those problems. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    Note: Periodically, linked sections of BIO-1110 and BIO-1120  are offered, featuring local field trips and in the travel study format, featuring a trip to Florida or the Rocky Mountains. Any student who registers for a linked section of BIO-1110 also must register for the corresponding BIO-1120  section.
  
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    BIO-1120 Environmental Biology Laboratory


    1 Credit
    Supplements BIO-1110 , providing laboratory and field experiences relevant to environmental issues. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO-1110  completed or concurrent.
    3 lab hours.
  
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    BIO-1130 Principles of Biology: Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior


    4 Credits
    Evolution, ecology, and behavior, including Mendelian genetics, population genetics, natural selection, coevolutionary relationships, ethology, and contemporary issues. Students may receive credit for only one of the following BIO-1130 or BIO-1010  . Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): MAT 1350  with grade of C or higher; EGL 1010  completed or concurrent.
    3 class/3 lab hours.
  
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    BIO-1140 Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology


    4 Credits
    University-parallel biology sequence for science/health majors. Cellular and biochemical emphasis, including cell anatomy and physiology, energy processes, and the molecular biology of gene expression. Students may not receive credit for both BIO-1010  and BIO-1140 toward the same degree.) Science general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.).
    Prerequisite(s): CHM-1010 .
    3 class/3 lab hours.
  
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    BIO-1210 Sustainability in Health Care


    4 Credits
    A survey course in sustainability in the health care environment including communication, leadership, environmental sustainability, systems and processes, and organizational knowledge. Of particular relevance to those interested in Environmental Services, Building Services, Waste Management, Hospital Facilities, or Dietary Services.
    Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.
  
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    BIO-1250 Biology of Aging


    3 Credits
    Lecture/seminar course designed for major or non-major students. Examines the aging process on the molecular, cellular, and organismic levels. Emphasizes alterations during the aging process in cells. Examination of various pathological disorders in relationship to aging is also emphasized. Students are required to read original articles and be prepared to discuss current topics in workshop settings.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and English proficiency.
  
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    BIO-2010 Microbiology


    4 Credits
    Structure and function of microorganisms and their role in pathology. Laboratory includes culture methods, staining, and identification of bacteria.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO-1010  or BIO-1140  or BIO-2050 . DVM-0071  completed or appropriate score on math placement test.
    2 class/4 lab hours.
  
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    BIO-2030 Genetics


    4 Credits
    Genetics and heredity. Analysis of classical and molecular genetics, emphasizing contemporary issues.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO-1140 .
    3 class/2 recitation hours.
    (Offered spring semester only.)
  
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    BIO-2050 Human Anatomy and Physiology I


    4 Credits
    University-parallel sequence. Structure and function of human body systems with emphasis on cells, tissues, transport mechanisms, and skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO-1010  or BIO-1140 , or for health science petitioners only a departmental placement test; DVM-0071 completed or appropriate score on math placement test.
    3 class/3 lab hours.
  
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    BIO-2060 Human Anatomy and Physiology II


    4 Credits
    Continuation of Human Anatomy and Physiology sequence. Structure and function of circulatory, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Laboratory includes vertebrate dissection. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO-2050 .
    3 class/3 lab hours.
  
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    BIO-2090 Cell Biology


    4 Credits
    An examination of the structure and function of cells with particular emphasis on metabolism, reproduction and the molecular aspects of cell communication and regulation. Credit may not be received for BIO-2090.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO-1140  and CHM-1010 .
    3 class/3 lab hours.
  
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    BIO-2100 Marine Biology


    4 Credits
    An introduction to marine ecosystems. Principles and processes common to all forms of life in the sea. Includes field trips to marine habitats, such as the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic beaches and to local exhibits at the National Zoo and the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO-1010  or equivalent.
    Note: This course also may be offered in the travel study format, featuring a trip to a tropical marine location, such as Florida, Mexico, Jamaica, or Belize.
  
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    BIO-2250 Introduction to Biotechnology


    4 Credits
    Introduction to the basic principles and techniques of the science of biotechnology and the ways in which these are applied to agriculture, forensic science, medicine and microbiology. Course will examine current knowledge concerning nucleic acids and their role in the functions of living cells and viruses and how the manipulation of genetic material can be utilized in industries ranging from medicine to ecology. Laboratory includes principles of genetic manipulation, bacterial culture techniques, DNA restriction analysis, recombination and transformation of DNA, immunological detection of disease, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and randomly amplified polymorphism detection (RAPD).
    Prerequisite(s): BIO-1140 .
    2 class/4 lab/1 recitation hours.
  
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    BIO-2300 Introduction to Environmental Health


    3 Credits
    An introduction to how humans affect and are affected by the quality of water, air, soil, and food resources. Provides an overview of pollution issues that impact human health; emphasizes types and sources of pollutants and their consequences with respect to human health. Also explores the impact of the growing human population on environmental quality and on health issues.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO-1130 , BIO-1140 , and MAT-0104  with grades of C or higher.
 

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