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.

Health Education

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

   •  HLE-2250 Health Issues for Women
   •  HLE-2300 Integrated Health and Physical Education
   •  HLE-2890H Honors Colloquium in Health Education

Health Information Management

Allied Health and Nursing
Center for Health Studies, Room 1402 | 301-546-0733

NOTE: *Courses in the HIM program must be taken in a prescribed sequence.

HIM courses are offered once per year in the fall or spring except for HIM-1530  which is offered every semester. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all core program and required science courses. Program prerequisites require a C or higher.

   •  HIM-1500 Introduction to Health Information and Healthcare Systems
   •  HIM-1505 Healthcare Delivery Systems
   •  HIM-1510 Statistics for Health Professionals
   •  HIM-1530 Medical Terminology
   •  HIM-1540 Health Information Practicum I
   •  HIM-1550 Human Disease Processes and Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals
   •  HIM-1581 Principles and Applications of ICD Coding
   •  HIM-1600 Principles and Applications of CPT
   •  HIM-1800 Introduction to Medical Terms for Health Professionals
   •  HIM-1940 Physician Office Billing
   •  HIM-2511 Healthcare Quality Improvement and Data Analysis
   •  HIM-2520 Principles and Applications of ICD Coding II
   •  HIM-2530 Health Information Management
   •  HIM-2560 Health Information Practicum II
   •  HIM-2580 Health Information Practicum III
   •  HIM-2590 RHIT Exam Prep
   •  HIM-2600 Medical Reimbursement and Billing


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

   •  HST-1310 Ancient and Medieval History
   •  HST-1320 Modern History
   •  HST-1370 The World in the Twentieth Century
   •  HST-1410 History of the United States I
   •  HST-1430 History of the United States II
   •  HST-1510 History of African Americans I
   •  HST-1530 History of African Americans II
   •  HST-2100 History of Women in America
   •  HST-2160 The Modern Middle East
   •  HST-2230 History of Latin America and the Caribbean
   •  HST-2310 History of American Foreign Policy
   •  HST-2330 History of the American Civil War
   •  HST-2350 History of Maryland
   •  HST-2380 History of Prince George’s County
   •  HST-2470 African History
   •  HST-2890H Honors Colloquium in History
   •  HST-2910 Cooperative Education
   •  HST-2920 Cooperative Education
   •  HST-2930 Cooperative Education
   •  HST-2970 Historic Sites Internship Experience


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

   •  HRT-1080 Introduction to Turfgrass Management
   •  HRT-1160 Woody Ornamental Plants I
   •  HRT-1170 Woody Ornamental Plants II
   •  HRT-1200 Plant Diseases and Pests
   •  HRT-1300 Basic Pesticide Use and Safety

Hospitality Services Management

Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts Department
Chesapeake Hall, Room 100 | 301-546-3090

   •  HSM-1510 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
   •  HSM-1515 Leadership and Interpersonal Dynamics in the Hospitality Industry
   •  HSM-1520 Fundamentals of Meeting, Convention, and Event Management
   •  HSM-1550 Food Service Manager Training and Certification in Sanitation
   •  HSM-1560 Catering and Banquet Operations
   •  HSM-1580 Using Technology in the Hospitality Industry
   •  HSM-1621 Hotel Operations Management
   •  HSM-1630 Food Service Operations
   •  HSM-1635 Food Truck Management
   •  HSM-1640 Special Event Management
   •  HSM-1645 Budget Development for Special Events
   •  HSM-1650 Planning for Association Events
   •  HSM-1660 Planning for SMERF Events
   •  HSM-1670 Trade Shows and Expositions
   •  HSM-1675 Event Lighting, Production and Design
   •  HSM-1680 Event Sponsorship
   •  HSM-1700 Pastry Making
   •  HSM-1710 Simplified Gourmet Cooking
   •  HSM-1730 Northern Italian Cuisine
   •  HSM-1740 Bed and Breakfasts
   •  HSM-1750 Wines and Spirits-Mixology and Service
   •  HSM-1760 International Cuisines
   •  HSM-1770 Chef’s Tour of Four Countries
   •  HSM-1780 Introduction to Chinese Cooking
   •  HSM-1790 Authentic Indian Cooking
   •  HSM-1800 Professional Cake Decorating
   •  HSM-1810 Introduction to Travel and Tourism
   •  HSM-1815 Casino Management
   •  HSM-1820 Advanced Professional Cake Decorating
   •  HSM-1825 Destination Marketing
   •  HSM-1830 Hors d’Oeuvres and Appetizers
   •  HSM-1840 Classy Southern Cooking
   •  HSM-1850 Fish and Shellfish Preparation
   •  HSM-1860 Weddings and Social Events
   •  HSM-1870 Chef Selection, Series I
   •  HSM-1880 Chef Selection, Series II
   •  HSM-1890 Chef Selection, Series III
   •  HSM-1900 Introduction to Museum Studies
   •  HSM-2020 Food and Beverage Purchasing and Cost Control
   •  HSM-2040 Bar and Beverage Management
   •  HSM-2045 Introduction to Bartending
   •  HSM-2050 Human Resources Management and Training for Hospitality and Tourism
   •  HSM-2071 Managing Staff and Service in Hospitality
   •  HSM-2100 Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations
   •  HSM-2530 Hospitality Sales and Marketing
   •  HSM-2550 Understanding Hospitality Law
   •  HSM-2640 Hotel Security and Loss-Prevention
   •  HSM-2700 Sustainability in Hospitality
   •  HSM-2750 Hospitality Entrepreneurship
   •  HSM-2760 Hospitality Seminar
   •  HSM-2910 Cooperative Education
   •  HSM-2920 Cooperative Education
   •  HSM-2930 Cooperative Education

Human Services

Psychological and Sociological Studies Department
Marlboro Hall, Room 2054 | 301-546-0525

   •  HUS-1010 Introduction to Human Services
   •  HUS-1020 Professional Ethics in Human Services

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