Dec 07, 2019  
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.


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.

Teacher Education

All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Teacher Education Department
Marlboro Hall, Room 2011 | 301-546-0780 or 301-546-5250

   •  TED-2810 Literacy Instruction for the Common Core State Standards
   •  TED-2820 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Part I
   •  TED-2821 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Part II
   •  TED-2830 Assessment of Students
   •  TED-2840 Elementary Methods
   •  TED-2850 Secondary Methods
   •  TED-2900 Special Education Methods: Birth-12th Grade
   •  TED-2901 Special Education Methods: Birth-6th Grade
   •  TED-2902 Special Education Methods: Grade 6-grade 12
   •  TED-2950 Special Education Assessment Part I: Birth-12th Grade
   •  TED-2951 Special Education Assessment Part II: Birth-12th Grade

Television, Radio, and Film

Communication and Theatre Department
Center for Health Studies, Room 2404 | 301-546-0926

   •  TRF-1310 Introduction to Mass Communication
   •  TRF-1330 Television Production I
   •  TRF-1410 Introduction to Radio
   •  TRF-2040 Introduction to Broadcast News
   •  TRF-2310 Introduction to Film
   •  TRF-2330 Television Production II
   •  TRF-2340 Digital Video Editing
   •  TRF-2910 Cooperative Education
   •  TRF-2920 Cooperative Education
   •  TRF-2930 Cooperative Education


Communication and Theatre Department
Center for Health Studies, Room 3402 | 301-546-0926

   •  THE-1010 Introduction to the Theatre
   •  THE-1020 Principles of Acting I
   •  THE-1030 Introduction to Stage Technology
   •  THE-1040 Introduction to Event Staging
   •  THE-1050 Play Production
   •  THE-1060 Theatrical Rigging
   •  THE-1080 Lighting for the Stage
   •  THE-1090 Fundamentals of Movement
   •  THE-1100 Concert and Stage Sound Reinforcement
   •  THE-1110 Introduction to Stage Makeup
   •  THE-1130 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design
   •  THE-1150 Technical Theatre
   •  THE-2010 Principles of Acting I
   •  THE-2020 Principles of Acting II
   •  THE-2030 Fundamentals of Script Analysis
   •  THE-2040 Event and Conference Multimedia Production
   •  THE-2050 Fundamentals of Theatre History I
   •  THE-2060 Theatre Computer Automation and Control
   •  THE-2080 Stage Scenery Construction
   •  THE-2100 Concert and Stage Special Effects
   •  THE-2120 Film and Studio Mechanics
   •  THE-2890H Honors Colloquium in Theatre
   •  THE-2910 Cooperative Education
   •  THE-2920 Cooperative Education
   •  THE-2930 Cooperative Education

Women’s Studies

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

   •  WMS-1010 Introduction to Women’s Studies

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