Oct 19, 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.

Engineering Technology

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

   •  ENT-2740 Digital Circuits
   •  ENT-2810 CPU Architecture
   •  ENT-2830 Telecommunications
   •  ENT-2840 Computer Repair
   •  ENT-2900 Systems Analysis Project
   •  ENT-2960 Cooperative Education
   •  ENT-2970 Cooperative Education
   •  ENT-2980 Cooperative Education


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

   •  EGL-0100 Introduction to Composition
   •  EGL-0100P Introduction to Composition (Accelerated Learning Program)
   •  EGL-1010 Composition I: Expository Writing
   •  EGL-1010P Composition I: Expository Writing (Accelerated Learning Program)
   •  EGL-1011 Expository Writing
   •  EGL-1020 Composition II: Writing About Literature
   •  EGL-1040 Media Writing
   •  EGL-1100 Composition II: Writing About Issues and Ideas
   •  EGL-1320 Composition II: Writing For Business
   •  EGL-1340 Composition II: Writing About Technical Topics
   •  EGL-2010 British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon Period through the 18th Century
   •  EGL-2030 British Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries
   •  EGL-2050 American Literature from the Beginnings to the Late 19th Century
   •  EGL-2070 American Literature from the Late 19th Century to the Present
   •  EGL-2090 World Literature from Ancient Times through the Middle Ages
   •  EGL-2110 World Literature from the Renaissance to the Present
   •  EGL-2120 Introduction to African Literature
   •  EGL-2130 African-American Literature Pre-1800 to 1920
   •  EGL-2140 African-American Literature from 1920 to the Present
   •  EGL-2150 Introduction to Creative Writing
   •  EGL-2160 Advanced Creative Writing
   •  EGL-2170 Major American Writers
   •  EGL-2210 The Shakespeare Plays
   •  EGL-2230 Children’s Literature
   •  EGL-2250 Young Adult Literature
   •  EGL-2270 Applied Grammar
   •  EGL-2320 Literature and Film
   •  EGL-2330 Modern Literature
   •  EGL-2370 Studies in Biblical Literature: the Old Testament
   •  EGL-2390 Studies in Biblical Literature: the New Testament
   •  EGL-2410 Mythology, Legend, and Folklore
   •  EGL-2430 Survey of Science Fiction
   •  EGL-2440 Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction
   •  EGL-2500 Women in Literature
   •  EGL-2600 Introduction to the Novel
   •  EGL-2700 Comics and Graphic Novels
   •  EGL-2890H Honors Colloquium in English
   •  EGL-2910 Cooperative Education
   •  EGL-2920 Cooperative Education
   •  EGL-2930 Cooperative Education

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.

   •  ESL-0081 English as a Second Language: Basic Reading Skills
   •  ESL-0100 English as a Second Language: Beginning Grammar
   •  ESL-0101 English as a Second Language: Intermediate I
   •  ESL-0102 English as a Second Language: Intermediate II
   •  ESL-0105 English as a Second Language: Intermediate Reading Skills
   •  ESL-0106 English as a Second Language: Advanced Reading Skills
   •  ESL-0201 English as a Second Language: Composition
   •  ESL-0202 English as a Second Language: Advanced Composition

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.

   •  FSC-1010 Firefighter I
   •  FSC-1020 Emergency Medical Technician Basic
   •  FSC-1030 Hazardous Materials Operations
   •  FSC-1040 NIMS Incident Command System for the Fire Service
   •  FSC-1200 Principles of Building Construction (Combustible)
   •  FSC-1210 Principles of Building Construction (Non-Combustible)
   •  FSC-1300 Emergency Vehicle Operator
   •  FSC-2010 Firefighter II
   •  FSC-2020 Truck Company Fireground Operations
   •  FSC-2060 Firefighter Survival and Rescue
   •  FSC-2070 Engine Company Fireground Operations
   •  FSC-2910 Fire Science Internships
   •  FSC-2920 Fire Science Internships
   •  FSC-2930 Fire Science Internships

Forensic Science

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

   •  FOS-2500 Forensic Science
   •  FOS-2510 Forensic Aspects of Death Investigation
   •  FOS-2520 Forensic Aspects of Drug Identification and Abuse
   •  FOS-2530 Fire and Arson Investigation
   •  FOS-2540 Physical Identifiers (Fingerprinting Techniques)
   •  FOS-2550 Photography in the Forensic Sciences
   •  FOS-2570 Firearms and Tool Marks Identification
   •  FOS-2580 Basic Accident Investigation
   •  FOS-2590 Crime Scene Investigation
   •  FOS-2600 Computer Forensics I
   •  FOS-2610 Computer Forensics II
   •  FOS-2910 FOS Internship
   •  FOS-2920 FOS Internship
   •  FOS-2930 FOS Internship


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.

   •  FRN-1010 French for Beginners
   •  FRN-1020 French for Advanced Beginners
   •  FRN-2010 Intermediate French I
   •  FRN-2020 Intermediate French II
   •  FRN-2040 Advanced Conversation


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

   •  GEO-1000 Introduction to Geography as a Social Science
   •  GEO-1010 Physical Geography
   •  GEO-1020 Physical Geography Laboratory
   •  GEO-1070 Physical and Historical Geography of Maryland
   •  GEO-1090 World Regional Geography

Health Education

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

   •  HLE-1150 Personal and Community Health
   •  HLE-2000 Application of Concepts for Fitness and Wellness
   •  HLE-2010 Health Issues in a Culturally Diverse Society
   •  HLE-2130 First Aid-Responding to Emergencies/CPR FPR
   •  HLE-2150 Introduction to Child Health
   •  HLE-2210 Human Sexuality

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