Mar 30, 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.
 

Engineering Technology

Information and Engineering Technology Department
Center for Advanced Technology, Room 129 | 301-546-0751

  
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    ENT-2740 Digital Circuits


    4 Credits
    Digital circuits from simple gates to complex gate arrays (FPGA). Encoders, multiplexers, adders, counters, and flipflops. Number systems, Boolean algebra and combinatorial logic.
    Prerequisite(s): ENT-1710 , completed or concurrent.
    (Formerly ENT-1800 . Students may not receive credit for both ENT-1800  and ENT-2740.) 3 class/3 lab hours.
  
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    ENT-2810 CPU Architecture


    4 Credits
    Architecture and operation of the central processing unit (CPU) using 8- and 16-bit machines. Machine and assembly language programming.
    Prerequisite(s): ENT-1770  and ENT-1800  or ENT-2740 .
    3 class/3 lab hours.
  
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    ENT-2830 Telecommunications


    3 Credits
    See INT-2530  Telecommunications.
  
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    ENT-2840 Computer Repair


    4 Credits
    See INT-2540  Computer Hardware II: A+ Preparation.
  
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    ENT-2900 Systems Analysis Project


    3 Credits
    Working individually or in teams, students will use standard design and troubleshooting methodologies to complete a major project in an area of their choosing. The project will include either design, fabrication, testing of a new system or troubleshooting and repair of an existing system, along with written reports and oral presentations.
    Prerequisite(s): ENT 2710  or ENT 2740  or ENT 2810  or INT 1550  or INT 2540 .
    Capstone Course(s): Students must complete a minimum of 46 credits, including any prerequisite courses, prior to enrolling in this course. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher is also required. 3 class/3 lab hours.
  
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    ENT-2960 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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    ENT-2970 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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    ENT-2980 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.

English

English Department
Marlboro Hall, Room 3078 | 301-546-0561

  
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    EGL-0100 Introduction to Composition


    0 Credits Equivalent Hours (4 EH)
    Preparation for EGL-1010 . Grammar and punctuation, sentence construction, paragraph development, and short essay writing.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency. May be taken con- currently with DVR-0061 .
    (Formerly offered as EGL-1000. Students who have successfully completed EGL-1000 may not take EGL-0100.) Not open to students who have completed EGL-1010 . 4 class hours.
  
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    EGL-0100P Introduction to Composition (Accelerated Learning Program)


    0 Credits Equivalent Hours (3 EH)
    Workshop course for Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) students co-enrolled in EGL 1010P , ALP Composition I. Includes grammar and punctuation, sentence construction, paragraph development, and short essay writing. Does not fulfill English requirements for graduation or transfer. Not open to students who have completed EGL 0100  or EGL-1000 or who have attempted EGL-1010 .
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer English test score of 79-89. Corequisite(s): Students enrolled in EGL 0110 must co-enroll in EGL 1011.
  
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    EGL-1010 Composition I: Expository Writing


    3 Credits
    University-parallel freshman English. Fundamentals of effective prose writing, including required essays and a research paper. English general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency and writing proficiency or C grade or higher in EGL 0100  or ESL 0202 . (Honors version available.) Students must enroll in EGL-1010 within the first 18 credits of their credit-bearing load.
  
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    EGL-1010P Composition I: Expository Writing (Accelerated Learning Program)


    3 Credits
    Special section of university-parallel freshman English. Fundamentals of effective prose writing, including required essays and a research paper. Course is offered to Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) students only. This class is equivalent to EGL-1010 and fulfills the General Education composition I requirement. EGL-1010 must be completed within the first 18 credits of credit bearing load. English general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer English test score of 79-89. Corequisite(s): EGL 0100P  
  
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    EGL-1011 Expository Writing


    Special section of university-parallel freshman English. Fundamentals of effective prose writing, including required essays and a research paper. Course is offered to Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) students only. This class is equivalent to EGL-1010 and fulfills the General Education composition I requirement. EGL 1010  must be completed within the first 18 credits of credit bearing load.
    Prerequisite(s): Students enrolled in EGL 1011 must co-enroll in EGL 0100P .
  
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    EGL-1020 Composition II: Writing About Literature


    3 Credits
    Second semester composition using literature as the subject for discussion and writing. Study various kinds of literature (e.g., drama, poetry, short story). EGL-1100 , EGL-1320 , or EGL-1340  also will fulfill the Composition II requirement. English general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010  with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    EGL-1040 Media Writing


    3 Credits
    History of mass media; study and writing of news articles, editorials, columns, reviews, radio, and TV scripts.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010  (with a grade of C or higher or permission of instructor).
  
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    EGL-1100 Composition II: Writing About Issues and Ideas


    3 Credits
    Second semester composition. Reading, analyzing, and writing about contemporary issues, demonstrating clear reasoning, and persuasive writing skills. EGL-1020 , EGL-1320 , or EGL-1340  also will fulfill the Composition II requirement. English general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010  with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    EGL-1320 Composition II: Writing For Business


    3 Credits
    Second semester composition. Students develop and sharpen critical thinking and writing skills, applying them to materials from business and the professions with an emphasis on evidence-based analysis, evaluation, interpretation, and persuasive presentation. EGL-1020 , EGL-1100 , or EGL-1340  also will fulfill the Composition II requirement. English general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010  with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    EGL-1340 Composition II: Writing About Technical Topics


    3 Credits
    Preparation of various types of technical business, government, and scientific communications, including presentations. Creation of commonly used documents such as letters, memoranda, and resumes, as well as various types of reports such as progress reports, recommendation reports, proposals. Development of clear, concise, and accurate style for communicating complex information, with emphasis on audience, purpose, and presentation choices. A continuation and extension of the rhetorical principles and composition skills addressed. English general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010  with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    EGL-2010 British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon Period through the 18th Century


    3 Credits
    British literature to around 1800 and its historical and cultural background. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2030 British Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries


    3 Credits
    British literature from the Romantic period to modern times and its historical and cultural background. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2050 American Literature from the Beginnings to the Late 19th Century


    3 Credits
    American literature from the colonial period to the Civil War and its social and intellectual background. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2070 American Literature from the Late 19th Century to the Present


    3 Credits
    American literature from the Civil War to the present and its social and intellectual background. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2090 World Literature from Ancient Times through the Middle Ages


    3 Credits
    Study of world literary masterpieces from ancient times through the medieval period. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2110 World Literature from the Renaissance to the Present


    3 Credits
    Contemporary world literature in English from Europe, America and countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2120 Introduction to African Literature


    3 Credits
    A general introduction to the oral and written literatures of Africa, with emphasis on their formal and aesthetic properties and their sociopolitical, cultural and linguistic significance for contemporary African societies, as well as the literature’s place within the canon of literature of the African diaspora. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2130 African-American Literature Pre-1800 to 1920


    3 Credits
    Study of African-American folk tradition and literature from pre-1800s to 1920. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2140 African-American Literature from 1920 to the Present


    3 Credits
    A study of African-American literature from the early 1900s to the present. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2150 Introduction to Creative Writing


    3 Credits
    Techniques of writing fiction, poetry, and plays with critique of student work.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010 .
  
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    EGL-2160 Advanced Creative Writing


    3 Credits
    An intensive, genre-specific workshop which aims to further the philosophies, issues, and possibilities of craft explored in its predecessor, EGL-2150 .  This course will encourage the serious creative writing student to pursue more sophisticated and complex expression in a selected genre (fiction, poetry, or drama). Although the course will contain reading and analysis of contemporary authors, the focus will be on the creation of original work with constructive feedback from peers considered during the revision process.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 ; and EGL-2150  or permission of instructor.
  
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    EGL-2170 Major American Writers


    3 Credits
    Study of major American writers, selected each semester from among: Poe and Hawthorne, Fitzgerald and Hemingway, Thoreau and Twain, Hughes and Wright, and Toni Morrison and Zora Neale Hurston. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
    (Offered every other year.)
  
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    EGL-2210 The Shakespeare Plays


    3 Credits
    Introduction to the drama of Shakespeare using text and videos. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2230 Children’s Literature


    3 Credits
    Study of various genres in children’s literature with focus on analysis of the content and quality of works from nursery level through the elementary grades. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2250 Young Adult Literature


    3 Credits
    Study of themes in literature marketed to adolescents (12-18) with focus on social and historical context. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
    (Offered every other year.)
  
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    EGL-2270 Applied Grammar


    3 Credits
    Analysis of grammar, syntax, the history of the English language, and conventional usage. Application of principles through editing texts, constructing teaching units and/or writing research papers.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010 ; and EGL-1020 , EGL-1100 , EGL-1320 , or EGL-1340  with grades of C or higher or permission of the instructor.
  
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    EGL-2320 Literature and Film


    3 Credits
    A study of the various relationships between film and literature, examining such themes as self and society as well as relevant cinematic and literary techniques. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 . (Honors version available.)
  
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    EGL-2330 Modern Literature


    3 Credits
    Major writers, their themes and their views of the modern world. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
    (Offered every other year.)
  
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    EGL-2370 Studies in Biblical Literature: the Old Testament


    3 Credits
    Analysis of the Bible as literature, emphasizing major ideas, characters, themes, and literary techniques of the Old Testament. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2390 Studies in Biblical Literature: the New Testament


    3 Credits
    Analysis of the Bible as literature, emphasizing major ideas, characters, themes, and literary techniques of the New Testament. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2410 Mythology, Legend, and Folklore


    3 Credits
    Overview of myth, legend, and folklore, tracing themes and motifs common to Western and other literatures. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2430 Survey of Science Fiction


    3 Credits
    European and American science fiction with emphasis on history, themes, forms, and relationship to Western culture and literature. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
    (Offered every other year.)
  
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    EGL-2440 Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction


    3 Credits
    Study of the literary genre of mystery and detective fiction, presenting an historical overview of the genre from its 19th century beginnings through the “golden age” of the early 20th century and the “hard boiled” detectives of the 1930s to contemporary writers as well as ethnic, regional, and international authors. Students will read the fiction and also view selected films, analyzing the elements of mystery, its literary roots, and its reflection of cultural contexts and issues. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
    (Offered every other year.)
  
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    EGL-2500 Women in Literature


    3 Credits
    Women’s voices over the centuries expressed autobiographically and in short stories, plays, and poems. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
    (Offered every other year.)
  
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    EGL-2600 Introduction to the Novel


    3 Credits
    An overview of the history, development, and form of the novel. This course examines novels from a variety of cultures, ranging from the genre’s inception to the present, using introductory literary theory to better understand these works and their historical, cultural, and literary contexts. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1020  or EGL-1100  or EGL-1320  or EGL-1340 .
  
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    EGL-2700 Comics and Graphic Novels


    3 Credits
    This course is an introduction to comic books and graphic novels. Comic books and graphic novels, prominent in popular culture, are increasingly becoming the focus of scholarly, academic study, due to literary and artistic innovations. Through the study of comics and graphic literature, students will analyze and synthesize different perspectives in the Liberal Arts (art, literature, history, philosophy, political science, and music). As a culminating experience course, students will develop a portfolio of writing projects that weave together multiple perspectives in the Liberal Arts concentration of General Studies.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL 1010  and EGL 1020 .
  
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    EGL-2890H Honors Colloquium in English


    3 Credits
    This honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field of English 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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    EGL-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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    EGL-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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    EGL-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.

English as a Second Language

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

All ESL courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent. All courses award Equivalent Hours (EHs) upon successful completion.

  
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    ESL-0081 English as a Second Language: Basic Reading Skills


    0 Credits Equivalent Hours (3 EH)
    For nonnative speakers of English whose reading ability is minimal. Develops vocabulary and basic reading comprehension. Placement by exam.
    (Formerly offered as ESL-0811. Students may not receive credit for both ESL-0811 and ESL-0081.)
    All ESL courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent. All courses award Equivalent Hours (EHs) upon successful completion.
  
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    ESL-0100 English as a Second Language: Beginning Grammar


    0 Credits Equivalent Hours (3 EH)
    For nonnative speakers whose English writing and speaking skills are limited. Practice in basic American English grammar and writing.
    Prerequisite(s): Placement by exam only.
    (Formerly ESL-1000. Students who completed ESL-1000 may not take ESL-0100.)
    All ESL courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent. All courses award Equivalent Hours (EHs) upon successful completion.
  
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    ESL-0101 English as a Second Language: Intermediate I


    0 Credits Equivalent Hours (3 EH)
    For nonnative speakers whose writing and speaking skills are limited. Practice in low intermediate American English grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph writing.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL-0100  (formerly ESL-1000) with a grade of C or higher or placement by exam.
    (Formerly ESL-1010. Students who have completed ESL-1010 may not take ESL-0101.)
    All ESL courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent. All courses award Equivalent Hours (EHs) upon successful completion.
  
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    ESL-0102 English as a Second Language: Intermediate II


    0 Credits Equivalent Hours (3 EH)
    For nonnative speakers whose writing and speaking skills are at the intermediate level. Practice in higher intermediate American English grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph writing.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL-0101  with a grade of C or higher or placement by exam.
    (Formerly offered as ESL-1020. Students who have completed ESL-1020 may not take ESL-0102.)
    All ESL courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent. All courses award Equivalent Hours (EHs) upon successful completion.
  
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    ESL-0105 English as a Second Language: Intermediate Reading Skills


    0 Credits Equivalent Hours (3 EH)
    Acquainting nonnative speakers with American culture and idiomatic American English through reading and vocabulary development.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL-0081  and ESL-0100  (formerly ESL-0811 and ESL-1000) with grades of C or higher or placement by exam.
    (Formerly offered as ESL-1050. Students who have completed ESL-1050 may not take ESL-0105.)
    All ESL courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent. All courses award Equivalent Hours (EHs) upon successful completion.
  
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    ESL-0106 English as a Second Language: Advanced Reading Skills


    0 Credits Equivalent Hours (3 EH)
    Continuation of ESL-0105 . Focus on reading, word and study skills, vocabulary expansion, and summary writing.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL-0102  or ESL-1020 with a grade of C or higher and ESL-0105  (formerly ESL-1050) with a grade of C or higher or placement by exam. Successful completion of ESL-0106 fulfills the college’s reading proficiency requirement.
    (Formerly offered as ESL-1060. Students who have completed ESL-1060 may not take ESL-0106.)
    All ESL courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent. All courses award Equivalent Hours (EHs) upon successful completion.
  
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    ESL-0201 English as a Second Language: Composition


    0 Credits Equivalent Hours (3 EH)
    For nonnative speakers who have a good command of English. Focus on paragraph-length compositions and complex grammar and sentence structures.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL-0102  (formerly ESL-1020) with a grade of C or higher or placement by exam.
    (Formerly offered as ESL- 2010. Students who have completed ESL-2010 may not take ESL-0201.)
    All ESL courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent. All courses award Equivalent Hours (EHs) upon successful completion.
  
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    ESL-0202 English as a Second Language: Advanced Composition


    0 Credits Equivalent Hours (3 EH)
    For nonnative speakers whose writing and speaking skills are at a high level. Focus on essay writing and advanced grammar.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL-0201  (formerly ESL-2010) with a grade of C or higher or placement by exam.
    (Formerly offered as ESL-2020. Students who have completed ESL-2020 may not take ESL-0202.)
    All ESL courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent. All courses award Equivalent Hours (EHs) upon successful completion.

Fire Science

Public Safety and Law Department
Bladen Hall, Room 208 | 301-546-0553

NOTE: *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department.

Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.

  
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    FSC-1010 Firefighter I


    3 Credits
    Provides students with the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively perform basic firefighting operations as part of a firefighting team.
    NOTE : *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
  
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    FSC-1020 Emergency Medical Technician Basic


    6 Credits
    Provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform emergency medical care in a pre-hospital environment at the basic life support level.
    NOTE : *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
  
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    FSC-1030 Hazardous Materials Operations


    1 Credit
    Provides the student with the knowledge and skills to perform hazardous materials first response.
    NOTE : *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
  
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    FSC-1040 NIMS Incident Command System for the Fire Service


    1 Credit
    Provides students with an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and its application to both emergency and non-emergency situations.
    NOTE : *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
  
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    FSC-1200 Principles of Building Construction (Combustible)


    1 Credit
    Provides knowledge about the classification system of buildings; the importance of fire resistance for structural support elements; and the risks associated with performing fire suppression activities inside and around buildings involved in fire.
    NOTE : *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
  
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    FSC-1210 Principles of Building Construction (Non-Combustible)


    1 Credit
    Enables students to cite key features of non-combustible or fire-resistive buildings which affect emergency operations. Fire and safety concerns that exist in non-combustible and fire-resistive structures are studied.
    NOTE : *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
  
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    FSC-1300 Emergency Vehicle Operator


    2 Credits
    Provides students with information on sensible and safe emergency vehicle driving procedures and collision avoidance and will develop basic skills in the operation of fire and rescue service apparatus.
    NOTE : *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
  
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    FSC-2010 Firefighter II


    2 Credits
    Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to become a firefighter.
    Prerequisite(s): FSC-1010 .
    NOTE : *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
  
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    FSC-2020 Truck Company Fireground Operations


    1 Credit
    Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate forcible entry, search and rescue, ventilation, salvage, overhaul and ladders.
    Prerequisite(s): FSC-1010 .
    NOTE : *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
  
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    FSC-2060 Firefighter Survival and Rescue


    1 Credit
    Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent death or injury by addressing concerns when operating at structural fires.
    Prerequisite(s): FSC-1010 .
    NOTE : *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
  
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    FSC-2070 Engine Company Fireground Operations


    1 Credit
    Provides students with the fundamental principles of engine company operations and how they can be integrated during fireground operations.
    Prerequisite(s): FSC-1010 .
    NOTE : *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
  
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    FSC-2910 Fire Science Internships


    1-3 Credits
    The internship is a practicum with measurable learning objectives designed to broaden the educational experience. 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.
    NOTE: *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
  
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    FSC-2920 Fire Science Internships


    1-3 Credits
    The internship is a practicum with measurable learning objectives designed to broaden the educational experience. 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.
    NOTE: *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
  
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    FSC-2930 Fire Science Internships


    1-3 Credits
    The internship is a practicum with measurable learning objectives designed to broaden the educational experience. 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.
    NOTE: *Fire Science courses are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Fire Science courses are taught by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) at various locations within the state of Maryland. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.

Forensic Science

Public Safety and Law Department
Bladen Hall, Room 208 | 301-546-0553

  
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    FOS-2500 Forensic Science


    3 Credits
    A survey of the scientific discipline directed at the recognition, identification, and evaluation of physical evidence through application of the natural sciences to criminal investigation. Emphasis is placed on the role of the forensic scientist.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    FOS-2510 Forensic Aspects of Death Investigation


    3 Credits
    A study of the medicolegal examination of death scenes by the medical examiner and other death investigators. Emphasis is on autopsy procedures, post-mortem changes, unidentified remains, injuries, and investigative techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): FOS-2500 .
    (Online version offered only in the fall.)
  
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    FOS-2520 Forensic Aspects of Drug Identification and Abuse


    3 Credits
    An understanding of the nature of poisoning, the pharmacokinetics of drug interaction on brain neurochemistry, and other organ systems in the human body. This course is an overview of how the human cravings for illicit and licit drugs affect human behavior.
    Prerequisite(s): FOS-2500 .
    (Online sections offered spring only.)
  
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    FOS-2530 Fire and Arson Investigation


    3 Credits
    A study of the practical approach to basic fire scene investigation. Emphasis is on fire behavior, building construction, the scientific method, origin and cause determination, and legal aspects of the fire scene.
    Prerequisite(s): FOS-2500 .
  
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    FOS-2540 Physical Identifiers (Fingerprinting Techniques)


    3 Credits
    An examination and application of the science of fingerprints, using current methods of detection, development, and preservation. This course also will examine basic fingerprint identification theory, processing techniques, and the fingerprint identification role within forensic science.
    Prerequisite(s): FOS-2500 .
  
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    FOS-2550 Photography in the Forensic Sciences


    3 Credits
    An introduction to the use of digital photography in the documentation of evidence associated with crime scenes.
    Prerequisite(s): FOS-2500 .
  
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    FOS-2570 Firearms and Tool Marks Identification


    3 Credits
    A study of firearms identification, ballistics, shot and powder patterns, cartridge casings, and tool marks.
    Prerequisite(s): FOS-2500 .
  
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    FOS-2580 Basic Accident Investigation


    3 Credits
    A survey of the principles and techniques involved in traffic crash investigation. Emphasis is on the recognition, interpretation, documentation and collection of evidence, including skid, yaw, roadway and vehicle marks, and damages.
    Prerequisite(s): FOS-2500 .
  
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    FOS-2590 Crime Scene Investigation


    3 Credits
    A practical hands-on approach to evidence identification, documentation, collection, and handling from the crime scene to the crime laboratory to presentation in court. A fixed lens 35 mm camera or digital camera is required by the student.
    Prerequisite(s): FOS-2500 .
  
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    FOS-2600 Computer Forensics I


    3 Credits
    (CYBERWATCH COMMON COURSE EQUIVALENT: CW 170) A survey of computer forensic analysis and tools used to investigate crimes. Emphasis is on evidence analysis and data retrieval from computer hardware and software applications. Students will have hands-on laboratory experience using various computer forensic tools, evidence preservation techniques, and documentation.
    Prerequisite(s): INT-1010 ; FOS-2500  recommended.
  
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    FOS-2610 Computer Forensics II


    3 Credits
    An examination of advanced concepts in computer forensic analysis and computer-related crime, including data hiding techniques, encryption, electronic password cracking, and password recovery tools.
    Prerequisite(s): FOS-2600 .
    2 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    FOS-2910 FOS Internship


    1-3 Credits
    The internship is a practicum with measurable learning objectives designed to broaden the educational experience. Students are assigned to appropriate governmental and private agencies. 3-9 practicum hours. 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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    FOS-2920 FOS Internship


    1-3 Credits
    The internship is a practicum with measurable learning objectives designed to broaden the educational experience. Students are assigned to appropriate governmental and private agencies. 3-9 practicum hours. 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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    FOS-2930 FOS Internship


    1-3 Credits
    The internship is a practicum with measurable learning objectives designed to broaden the educational experience. Students are assigned to appropriate governmental and private agencies. 3-9 practicum hours. 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.

French

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

All French courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent.

  
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    FRN-1010 French for Beginners


    3 Credits
    Introduction to the language (reading, writing, understanding, and speaking) and to the culture of France and Francophone countries. Humanities general education class.
    Note: Not for native speakers. All French courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent.
  
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    FRN-1020 French for Advanced Beginners


    3 Credits
    Continued development of French language skills and crosscultural understanding begun in FRN-1010 . Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): FRN-1010  or two years of high school French or equivalent.
    Note: Not for native speakers. All French courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent.
  
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    FRN-2010 Intermediate French I


    3 Credits
    Intermediate study of the French language and Francophone culture, building on the foundation of French for Beginners. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): FRN-1020  or three years of high school French or equivalent.
    Note: Native/heritage speakers welcome. All French courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent.
  
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    FRN-2020 Intermediate French II


    3 Credits
    Continuation of FRN-2010  with emphasis on the culture of France and other Francophone countries. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): FRN-2010  or four years of high school French or equivalent.
    Note: Native/heritage speakers welcome. All French courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent.
  
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    FRN-2040 Advanced Conversation


    3 Credits
    Advanced preparation for students who wish to develop fluency and confidence in speaking French. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): FRN-2010  or four years of high school French or equivalent.
    Note: Native/heritage speakers welcome. All French courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent.

Geography

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

  
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    GEO-1000 Introduction to Geography as a Social Science


    3 Credits
    The impact of human behavior on cultural and natural landscapes from a social science perspective. Social sciences general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    GEO-1010 Physical Geography


    3 Credits
    Study of nature’s environment including the basic systems of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere and how they interact. Social sciences general education class, Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    GEO-1020 Physical Geography Laboratory


    1 Credit
    Laboratory work complementary to theories and principles of GEO-1010 . Climate, the biosphere and the earth’s landforms. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): GEO-1010  completed or concurrent and reading proficiency.
    3 lab hours.
  
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    GEO-1070 Physical and Historical Geography of Maryland


    3 Credits
    Historical and natural evolution of landscapes in Maryland. Field trips to Baltimore and other Maryland locations.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    GEO-1090 World Regional Geography


    3 Credits
    Nations as components of regional environments. Politics, economics and ecology in the developed and developing worlds.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    (Offered spring only.)

Health Education

Health, Nutrition, and Physical Education Department
Center for Health Studies, Room 1402 | 301-546-0504

  
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    HLE-1150 Personal and Community Health


    3 Credits
    Provides health information related to personal and community health. Topics include but are not limited to: wellness, relationships and communications, sexuality and reproduction, substance abuse, physical fitness and nutrition, diseases, conventional and complementary medicine, and death and dying.
  
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    HLE-2000 Application of Concepts for Fitness and Wellness


    3 Credits
    Includes the study and practical application of principles for optimizing wellness, including health, fitness, nutrition, weight control and stress management. Individual fitness, nutrition and wellness will be evaluated and implemented through the use of labs, self-assessment tools, weight training, and cardiorespiratory activities.
  
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    HLE-2010 Health Issues in a Culturally Diverse Society


    3 Credits
    Provides health information related to issues and problems affecting ethnic minorities in the United States (African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, and Native American). Focus areas will include traditional health care, disparities in treatment, barriers in health care, culture and nutrition, leading causes of death, healing and religion, current health problems.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    HLE-2130 First Aid-Responding to Emergencies/CPR FPR


    3 Credits
    Studies emergency care theory and skills including all CPR skills and AED (defibrillation) instruction for the professional rescuer. Two Red Cross certifications awarded: First Aid-Responding to Emergencies and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
  
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    HLE-2150 Introduction to Child Health


    3 Credits
    Examines health, safety and nutritional needs of children between birth and eight years old and the role of the early childhood educator in promoting children’s health. Includes developing activities designed to teach children healthy living habits. Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety and CPR certificates awarded.
    Prerequisite(s): TED-1200  (formerly ECE-1510).
  
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    HLE-2210 Human Sexuality


    3 Credits
    Comprehensive study of the biological, physiological, developmental, and social aspects of human sexuality from a multicultural perspective. Topics include male/female sexual physiology and response cycles, gender issues, contraception and abortion, conception/fertility issues, relationship sexuality, sexually transmitted infections, sexual dysfunction and treatment, and sexual harassment and coercion issues.
 

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