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.
 

Multi-Disciplinary English/History

History, Political Science, Geography, and Anthropology
Department | Marlboro Hall, Room 3078 | 301-546-0561

  
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    MLD-1430 Multi-Disciplinary EGL-1020/HST-1430


    6 Credits
    A dual, interdisciplinary course using literature and literary analysis to augment the study of American history from the Civil War through the present. The course incorporates university-parallel study of and writing about American literature by genre (e.g., fiction, poetry, drama), including essays, a research paper, online/special projects, and a writing-lab component. Students will earn credit for both EGL-1020  and HST-1430 . English general education class, Social sciences general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and writing proficiency or MUS-1010  with a C or higher. 6 lecture hours.

Music

Art, Music, and Philosophy Department
Marlboro Hall, Room 1068 | 301-546-0955

  
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    MUS-1000 Fundamentals of Music Theory


    3 Credits
    Preparation for MUS-1150  for those lacking a strong background. Basic principles of music theory.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    2 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-1010 Music Appreciation


    3 Credits
    Appraisal of the different styles of music from the Middle Ages to the present time. Not open to music majors. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    MUS-1030 Concert Choir


    1 Credit
    Mixed chorus performing music selected from the Renaissance to the present. Required for voice majors. May be repeated for up to four credits.
    3 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-1030 Concert Choir


    1 Credit
    Mixed chorus performing music selected from the Renaissance to the present. Required for voice majors. May be repeated for up to four credits.
    3 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-1050 Survey of Music Literature


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See MUS-2050 .
  
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    MUS-1110 Jazz Ensemble


    1 Credit
    Group performance for instrumentalists. Required for students taking applied instrumental lessons. May be repeated for up to four credits.
    3 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-1150 Theory I


    3 Credits
    Principles of music theory. Primary triads and inversion, cadence, form, keyboard, solfege, dictation.
    Prerequisite(s): Placement exam or MUS-1000 .
    2 class/4 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-1160 Theory II


    3 Credits
    Continuation of MUS-1150 . Secondary triads, nonharmonic tones, dominant and supertonic seventh chords and inversions, keyboard, solfege, dictation.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS-1150 .
    2 class/4 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-1210 Class Piano I


    1 Credit
    Group piano instruction for beginners; music reading, scales, chords, repertory. Practice facilities available. Required of non-piano music majors.
    2 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-1220 Class Piano II


    1 Credit
    Group instruction for advanced beginners. Practice facilities available.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS-1210  or referral.
    2 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-1230 Class Voice I


    1 Credit
    Training the singing voice, applying vocal principles to the preparation of songs. Required of non-voice music majors.
    2 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-1240 Class Voice II


    1 Credit
    English, Italian, German, and French pronunciation in song literature, stage presence, and recital planning.
    2 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-1250 Sight Singing and Ear Training


    1 Credit
    The study of aural skills, including sight singing of standard music scores with solfeggio, and dictation of harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic materials.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS-1000  or MUS-1150  with a grade of C or higher.
    2 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-1290 Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Voice


    2 Credits
    Grade of C or higher in the first course plus permission of the Music Department, in order to enroll in the second course in the sequence. One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester. Private lessons may be taken as a major emphasis toward a music degree, as a supplementary subject in the music program or for personal enrichment. Students enrolling for credit must audition and are required to perform in two seminars, attend eight seminars, enroll in an ensemble and take a jury exam.


  
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    MUS-1300 Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Voice


    2 Credits
    Grade of C or higher in the first course plus permission of the Music Department, in order to enroll in the second course in the sequence. One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester. Private lessons may be taken as a major emphasis toward a music degree, as a supplementary subject in the music program or for personal enrichment. Students enrolling for credit must audition and are required to perform in two seminars, attend eight seminars, enroll in an ensemble and take a jury exam.


  
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    MUS-1310 Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Woodwind


    2 Credits
    Grade of C or higher in the first course plus permission of the Music Department, in order to enroll in the second course in the sequence. One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester. Private lessons may be taken as a major emphasis toward a music degree, as a supplementary subject in the music program or for personal enrichment. Students enrolling for credit must audition and are required to perform in two seminars, attend eight seminars, enroll in an ensemble and take a jury exam.


  
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    MUS-1320 Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Woodwind


    2 Credits
    Grade of C or higher in the first course plus permission of the Music Department, in order to enroll in the second course in the sequence. One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester. Private lessons may be taken as a major emphasis toward a music degree, as a supplementary subject in the music program or for personal enrichment. Students enrolling for credit must audition and are required to perform in two seminars, attend eight seminars, enroll in an ensemble and take a jury exam.


  
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    MUS-1330 Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Brass


    2 Credits
    Grade of C or higher in the first course plus permission of the Music Department, in order to enroll in the second course in the sequence. One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester. Private lessons may be taken as a major emphasis toward a music degree, as a supplementary subject in the music program or for personal enrichment. Students enrolling for credit must audition and are required to perform in two seminars, attend eight seminars, enroll in an ensemble and take a jury exam.


  
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    MUS-1340 Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Brass


    2 Credits
    Grade of C or higher in the first course plus permission of the Music Department, in order to enroll in the second course in the sequence. One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester. Private lessons may be taken as a major emphasis toward a music degree, as a supplementary subject in the music program or for personal enrichment. Students enrolling for credit must audition and are required to perform in two seminars, attend eight seminars, enroll in an ensemble and take a jury exam.


  
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    MUS-1350 Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Strings (including Jazz, Classical, and Bass Guitar)


    2 Credits
    Grade of C or higher in the first course plus permission of the Music Department, in order to enroll in the second course in the sequence. One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester. Private lessons may be taken as a major emphasis toward a music degree, as a supplementary subject in the music program or for personal enrichment. Students enrolling for credit must audition and are required to perform in two seminars, attend eight seminars, enroll in an ensemble and take a jury exam.


  
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    MUS-1360 Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Strings (including Jazz, Classical, and Bass Guitar)


    2 Credits
    Grade of C or higher in the first course plus permission of the Music Department, in order to enroll in the second course in the sequence. One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester. Private lessons may be taken as a major emphasis toward a music degree, as a supplementary subject in the music program or for personal enrichment. Students enrolling for credit must audition and are required to perform in two seminars, attend eight seminars, enroll in an ensemble and take a jury exam.


  
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    MUS-1370 Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Percussion


    2 Credits
    Grade of C or higher in the first course plus permission of the Music Department, in order to enroll in the second course in the sequence. One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester. Private lessons may be taken as a major emphasis toward a music degree, as a supplementary subject in the music program or for personal enrichment. Students enrolling for credit must audition and are required to perform in two seminars, attend eight seminars, enroll in an ensemble and take a jury exam.


  
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    MUS-1380 Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Percussion


    2 Credits
    Grade of C or higher in the first course plus permission of the Music Department, in order to enroll in the second course in the sequence. One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester. Private lessons may be taken as a major emphasis toward a music degree, as a supplementary subject in the music program or for personal enrichment. Students enrolling for credit must audition and are required to perform in two seminars, attend eight seminars, enroll in an ensemble and take a jury exam.


  
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    MUS-1390 Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Piano


    2 Credits
    Grade of C or higher in the first course plus permission of the Music Department, in order to enroll in the second course in the sequence. One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester. Private lessons may be taken as a major emphasis toward a music degree, as a supplementary subject in the music program or for personal enrichment. Students enrolling for credit must audition and are required to perform in two seminars, attend eight seminars, enroll in an ensemble and take a jury exam.


  
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    MUS-1400 Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Piano


    2 Credits
    Grade of C or higher in the first course plus permission of the Music Department, in order to enroll in the second course in the sequence. One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester. Private lessons may be taken as a major emphasis toward a music degree, as a supplementary subject in the music program or for personal enrichment. Students enrolling for credit must audition and are required to perform in two seminars, attend eight seminars, enroll in an ensemble and take a jury exam.


  
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    MUS-1500 Introduction to Music Technology


    3 Credits
    Covers various contemporary and historical technologies used in the composition, notation, performance, recording and distribution of music. Students will explore the influence of technology upon music and musical culture.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    MUS-1510 Digital Notation


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See MUS-2510 .
  
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    MUS-1520 Digital Audio


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See MUS-2520 .
  
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    MUS-1600 Midi Sequencing I


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See MUS-2600 .
  
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    MUS-2050 Survey of Music Literature


    3 Credits
    Survey of musical repertoire. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency and MUS-1150  or permission of instructor.
    (Formerly MUS-1050 . Students may not receive credit for both MUS-1050  and MUS-2150.)
  
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    MUS-2150 Theory III


    3 Credits
    Continuation of MUS-1160 . Modulation to closely related keys, all seventh chords, altered chords, analysis, keyboard, solfege and dictation.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS-1160 .
    6 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-2160 Theory IV


    3 Credits
    Continuation of MUS-2150 . Augmented-sixth chords, foreign modulation and extended chords, musical analysis and composition.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS-2150 .
    6 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-2290 Advanced Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Voice


    2 Credits
    Enrollment in the first course in each two-course sequence requires a C or higher in the 1000-level courses offered in the same medium. Participation in the second semester of these two-course sequences requires a C or higher in the first semester course and permission of the Music Department. (For example, students must have earned a C or higher in MUS-2290  and MUS-1300  in order to enroll in MUS-2290 . They must then earn a C or higher in MUS-2290 , to qualify for enrollment in MUS-2300 ). One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester


  
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    MUS-2300 Advanced Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Voice


    2 Credits
    Enrollment in the first course in each two-course sequence requires a C or higher in the 1000-level courses offered in the same medium. Participation in the second semester of these two-course sequences requires a C or higher in the first semester course and permission of the Music Department. (For example, students must have earned a C or higher in MUS-2290  and MUS-1300  in order to enroll in MUS-2290 . They must then earn a C or higher in MUS-2290 , to qualify for enrollment in MUS-2300 ). One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester


  
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    MUS-2310 Advanced Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Woodwind


    2 Credits
    Enrollment in the first course in each two-course sequence requires a C or higher in the 1000-level courses offered in the same medium. Participation in the second semester of these two-course sequences requires a C or higher in the first semester course and permission of the Music Department. (For example, students must have earned a C or higher in MUS-2290  and MUS-1300  in order to enroll in MUS-2290 . They must then earn a C or higher in MUS-2290 , to qualify for enrollment in MUS-2300 ). One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester


  
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    MUS-2320 Advanced Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Woodwind


    2 Credits
    Enrollment in the first course in each two-course sequence requires a C or higher in the 1000-level courses offered in the same medium. Participation in the second semester of these two-course sequences requires a C or higher in the first semester course and permission of the Music Department. (For example, students must have earned a C or higher in MUS-2290  and MUS-1300  in order to enroll in MUS-2290 . They must then earn a C or higher in MUS-2290 , to qualify for enrollment in MUS-2300 ). One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester


  
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    MUS-2330 Advanced Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Brass


    2 Credits
    Enrollment in the first course in each two-course sequence requires a C or higher in the 1000-level courses offered in the same medium. Participation in the second semester of these two-course sequences requires a C or higher in the first semester course and permission of the Music Department. (For example, students must have earned a C or higher in MUS-2290  and MUS-1300  in order to enroll in MUS-2290 . They must then earn a C or higher in MUS-2290 , to qualify for enrollment in MUS-2300 ). One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester


  
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    MUS-2340 Advanced Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Brass


    2 Credits
    Enrollment in the first course in each two-course sequence requires a C or higher in the 1000-level courses offered in the same medium. Participation in the second semester of these two-course sequences requires a C or higher in the first semester course and permission of the Music Department. (For example, students must have earned a C or higher in MUS-2290  and MUS-1300  in order to enroll in MUS-2290 . They must then earn a C or higher in MUS-2290 , to qualify for enrollment in MUS-2300 ). One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester


  
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    MUS-2350 Advanced Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Strings (including Jazz, Classical, and Bass Guitar)


    2 Credits
    Enrollment in the first course in each two-course sequence requires a C or higher in the 1000-level courses offered in the same medium. Participation in the second semester of these two-course sequences requires a C or higher in the first semester course and permission of the Music Department. (For example, students must have earned a C or higher in MUS-2290  and MUS-1300  in order to enroll in MUS-2290 . They must then earn a C or higher in MUS-2290 , to qualify for enrollment in MUS-2300 ). One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester


  
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    MUS-2360 Advanced Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Strings (including Jazz, Classical, and Bass Guitar)


    2 Credits
    Enrollment in the first course in each two-course sequence requires a C or higher in the 1000-level courses offered in the same medium. Participation in the second semester of these two-course sequences requires a C or higher in the first semester course and permission of the Music Department. (For example, students must have earned a C or higher in MUS-2290  and MUS-1300  in order to enroll in MUS-2290 . They must then earn a C or higher in MUS-2290 , to qualify for enrollment in MUS-2300 ). One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester


  
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    MUS-2370 Advanced Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Percussion


    2 Credits
    Enrollment in the first course in each two-course sequence requires a C or higher in the 1000-level courses offered in the same medium. Participation in the second semester of these two-course sequences requires a C or higher in the first semester course and permission of the Music Department. (For example, students must have earned a C or higher in MUS-2290  and MUS-1300  in order to enroll in MUS-2290 . They must then earn a C or higher in MUS-2290 , to qualify for enrollment in MUS-2300 ). One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester


  
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    MUS-2380 Advanced Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Percussion


    2 Credits
    Enrollment in the first course in each two-course sequence requires a C or higher in the 1000-level courses offered in the same medium. Participation in the second semester of these two-course sequences requires a C or higher in the first semester course and permission of the Music Department. (For example, students must have earned a C or higher in MUS-2290  and MUS-1300  in order to enroll in MUS-2290 . They must then earn a C or higher in MUS-2290 , to qualify for enrollment in MUS-2300 ). One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester


  
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    MUS-2390 Advanced Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Piano


    2 Credits
    Enrollment in the first course in each two-course sequence requires a C or higher in the 1000-level courses offered in the same medium. Participation in the second semester of these two-course sequences requires a C or higher in the first semester course and permission of the Music Department. (For example, students must have earned a C or higher in MUS-2290  and MUS-1300  in order to enroll in MUS-2290 . They must then earn a C or higher in MUS-2290 , to qualify for enrollment in MUS-2300 ). One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester


  
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    MUS-2400 Advanced Applied Music (Private Instruction)*: Piano


    2 Credits
    Enrollment in the first course in each two-course sequence requires a C or higher in the 1000-level courses offered in the same medium. Participation in the second semester of these two-course sequences requires a C or higher in the first semester course and permission of the Music Department. (For example, students must have earned a C or higher in MUS-2290  and MUS-1300  in order to enroll in MUS-2290 . They must then earn a C or higher in MUS-2290 , to qualify for enrollment in MUS-2300 ). One 60-minute private lesson per week plus assigned independent practice. *Special Fee: $250 for private instruction, one hour per week per semester


  
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    MUS-2510 Digital Notation


    3 Credits
    Covers the technologies utilized in creating and publishing printed music. Students produce printed vocal scores that include notation and lyrics and instrumental scores that accommodate transposing instruments. Students will gain proficiency with state-of-the-art music publishing techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS-1000  or MUS-1150  with a grade of C or higher.
    (Formerly MUS-1510 . Students may not receive credit for both MUS-1510  and MUS-2510.)
  
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    MUS-2520 Digital Audio


    3 Credits
    Students learn various methods used in audio recording and distribution, utilizing computer systems and specialized hardware. Topics include multi-track recording, audio editing and restoration, signal processing, dithering and format conversion, audio mastering and MIDI.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS-1500  or INT-1010  with grade of C or higher or permission of instructor.
    (Formerly MUS-1520 . Students may not receive credit for both MUS-1520  and MUS-2520.) 2 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-2600 Midi Sequencing


    3 Credits
    Introductory Musical Instrument Digital Interface protocol (MIDI) and its applications. Topics include General MIDI components, recording and data entry, file editing and synchronization.
    Prerequisite(s): MUS-1500  or INT-1010  with grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor.
    (FormerlyMUS-1600 . Students may not receive credit for both MUS-1600  and MUS-2600.) 2 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    MUS-2890H Honors Colloquium in Music


    3 Credits
    This honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field of music 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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    MUS-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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    MUS-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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    MUS-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.

Nuclear Medicine Technology

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

NUM courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, or summer. Prerequisites require a grade of C or higher.

  
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    NUM-1550 Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Technology I


    4 Credits
    Introduction to nuclear medicine. Topics include radiation physics, radiation detection and instrumentation, and clinical applications of radionuclides.
    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites require a grade of C or higher. Admission to the program, BIO-1010 /BIO-2050 , MAT-1350 , PHY-1010 , and CHM-1010  with grades of C or higher. Corequisite(s): NUM-1560 .
    NUM courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, or summer.
    NUM courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, or summer.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    NUM-1560 Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Technology II


    4 Credits
    Continuation of NUM-1550 . Orientation to clinical nuclear medicine, medical terminology, professional ethics and conduct, patient care, and radiation safety.
    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites require a grade of C or higher. Corequisite(s): NUM-1550 .
    NUM courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, or summer.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    NUM-2510 Nuclear Medicine Techniques I


    3 Credits
    In-depth coverage of instrumentation, diagnostic computer systems, and advanced imaging techniques, including CT and MRI.
    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites require a grade of C or higher. NUM-1550 , NUM-1560 , NUM-2530 .
    NUM courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, or summer.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    NUM-2520 Nuclear Medicine Techniques II


    3 Credits
    Continuation of NUM-2510 . Clinical nuclear medicine including radionuclide therapy, department records and administration, and research methods.
    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites require a grade of C or higher. NUM-2510 , NUM-2530 , NUM-2540 , and NUM-2550 .
    NUM courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, or summer.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    NUM-2530 Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology I


    3 Credits
    Directed practice in an affiliated hospital; emphasizes routine diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Daily image critiques by a licensed/certified technologist. On-site lectures by board-certified physicians supplement the clinical experience.
    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites require a grade of C or higher. NUM-1550  and NUM-1560 .
    22.5 clinical hours per week (8 weeks).
    NUM courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, or summer.
    (Offered summer only.)
  
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    NUM-2540 Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology II


    6 Credits
    Continuation of the directed practice in an affiliated hospital. Students will develop their independent clinical techniques. On-site lectures by board-certified physicians supplement the clinical experience.
    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites require a grade of C or higher. NUM-2530 .
    24 clinical hours per week (15 weeks).
    NUM courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, or summer.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    NUM-2550 Radiopharmacy and Radiation Chemistry


    2 Credits
    Basic skills essential to the operation of a radiopharmacy. Production of radionuclides, radiopharmaceutical localization methods, radiolabeling, quality control, adverse reactions; regulations for transport, use and disposal of radioactive materials and NRC/Agreement state inspections; radiopharmacy design.
    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites require a grade of C or higher. NUM-1550 , NUM-1560 .
    2 class/1 lab hour.
    NUM courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, or summer.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    NUM-2600 Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology III


    6 Credits
    Continued practice in an affiliated hospital. The student will develop independent clinical techniques and create a clinical procedures manual.
    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites require a grade of C or higher. NUM-2540 .
    Capstone Course(s): Degree students must complete a minimum of 49 credits, including any prerequisite courses, prior to enrolling in this course. Certificate students must complete a minimum of 42 credits, including any prerequisite courses, prior to enrolling in this course. 24 clinical hours per week (15 weeks).
    NUM courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, or summer.
    (Offered spring only.)

Nursing

Nursing Department
Center for Health Studies, Room 1402 | 301-546-0731

RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once.

LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once.

Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program

  
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    NUR-1000 Introduction to Practical Nursing (PN)


    3 Credits
    This is an introductory course with a focus on preparing the student for the rigorous study required for clinical nursing courses. The patient-needs framework and nursing process concepts form the basis of the curriculum. Microbiology concepts related to nursing practices will be mastered by the students. Nursing history, dosage calculations, ethical and legal concepts, critical thinking, and test-taking skills are content areas for this course. The student will be introduced to the socialization process of practical nurses. Upon satisfactory completion of this course and other prerequisites the student is eligible to petition for admission into the Practical Nursing Program.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010 , BIO-2050 , placement for college level algebra, officially enrolled as an LPN petitioner, BIO-2060  and PSY-1010  completed or concurrent. RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1000 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program
    3 class hours.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    NUR-1010 Introduction to Nursing (RN)


    1 Credit
    This is an introductory course which focuses on preparing the student for the rigorous study required for the clinical nursing courses. The patient-needs framework of the curriculum and nursing process will be discussed. Ethical and legal issues, nursing history and discussion of the health care system will be emphasized. Students are introduced to effective methods of stress management, test-taking skills and critical thinking concepts. Cultural sensitivity and dosage calculations are among other concepts explored.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010 , BIO-2050 , MAT-1120  or higher, BIO-2060  and PSY-1010  completed or concurrent. Upon successful completion of NUR-1010  the student may petition for admission to the Nursing Program (RN). RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1000 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program
    7 weeks: 2 class hours.
  
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    NUR-1020 Foundations of Nursing Practice


    7 Credits
    This course introduces students to concepts about the individual, environment, health, nursing and the learning process. The acquired knowledge enables students to effectively meet patient needs across the lifespan. Introduction of nursing theory and practice that supports a safe, effective care environment, physiological and psychological integrity, as well as health promotion are emphasized. Guided practice in a health care setting is correlated with classroom and campus lab experiences.
    Prerequisite(s): NUR-1000  or NUR-1010 , PSY-1010 , BIO-2060 , BIO-2010 completed or concurrent, admission into the Nursing Program (LPN or RN). RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1000 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program
    15 weeks/3.5 class/8 clinical/2 lab hours.
  
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    NUR-1030 Reproductive Health


    3 Credits
    This course presents a holistic approach to the care of the childbearing family. Emphasis is on principles and application of theory when using the nursing process in care of patients during all phases of the childbearing cycle. Disorders and diseases affecting the female and male reproductive tract are included. Clinical settings include mother-baby units, labor and delivery, and neonatal intensive care.
    Prerequisite(s): NUR-1020 , NUR-1040  concurrent. RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1000 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program
    15 weeks/1.5 class/5 clinical (for 9 weeks)/1.5 lab hours.
  
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    NUR-1040 Physiological Integrity I: Nursing the Client with Acute and Chronic Health Alterations


    5 Credits
    This course is designed to assist students to meet the health care needs of patients with commonly occurring acute and chronic health disorders. Physiological and psychosocial adaptation, prevention and early detection and self-care will be emphasized with a focus on maintaining a safe, effective care environment and the application of previously learned skills and information. Pharmacological concepts will be integrated throughout the course content. Clinical experiences will be provided in supervised, structured health care settings.
    Prerequisite(s): NUR-1020 ; NUR-1030  concurrent. RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1000 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program.
    15 weeks/2.5 class/6 clinical/1.5 lab hours.
  
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    NUR-1050 Adaptation and Practices-PN


    8 Credits
    This course includes the multifaceted approach to health promotion of children and adults with complex health needs. Nursing interventions for the patient with complex health problems in the areas of safe and effective care, psychosocial adaptation and physiological adaptation are included. The nursing role is developed with emphasis on health maintenance, health promotion and disease prevention. Selected clinical practices in a long-term care or acute care setting allow the student to analyze and synthesize valuable skills and knowledge. Content also includes transition into practice, issues of the nursing profession, roles of the practical nurse and NCLEX-PN preparation. This is the culminating experience course for the PN program.
    Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of NUR-1000 , NUR-1020 , NUR-1030 , NUR-1040 , and completion of all other general education requirements for LPN certificate. RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1000 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program.
    10 weeks: 6 class/10 clinical (for six weeks)/3.5 lab hours.
    (Offered summer only.)
  
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    NUR-1060 LPN to RN Transition


    6 Credits
    This course is designed to prepare licensed practical nurses for entry into the second year of the associate degree Nursing Program. The nursing role is differentiated with emphasis on health maintenance, health promotion, and disease prevention. Content will be presented within the patient-needs framework and include topics such as role transitioning, nursing process, documentation, communication and legal and ethical issues. Selected content from the first year of the associate degree program in physiological integrity, growth and development, and dosage calculation will be reviewed. Supervised clinical practice in selected acute care settings will be provided. Independent study and review of previously learned concepts of nursing care of the maternity and newborn patient will be required. Upon satisfactory completion of this course the student is eligible to enroll in NUR-2010  and NUR-2020 .
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Transition program. RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1000 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program.
    4 class/5 clinical (for 12 weeks)/2 lab hours.
    (Offered fall and spring.)
  
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    NUR-1070 Paramedic-RN Transition Option


    8 Credits
    This 10-week course (offered in the summer only) is designed to prepare paramedics for entry into the second year of an associate degree nursing program. Information from the first year nursing program courses is presented in a condensed format. The patient-needs framework of the curriculum, as well as nursing processes will be explored. Students are presented with effective methods of stress management, test-taking skills, and critical thinking concepts. The nursing role is discussed with emphasis on health maintenance, health promotion, physiological and psychosocial integrity, and adaptation. Pharmacological concepts will be integrated throughout the course content. Topics also include role transition, nursing process, documentation, communication, legal and ethical issues. Selected content for the first year of the associate degree program include acute and chronic health disorders, care of the patients during all phases of the child-bearing cycle, disorders and diseases affecting the female and male reproductive tract, and dosage calculations. Supervised clinical practice in selected long-term care or acute care settings is correlated with classroom and campus laboratory experience. Upon successful completion of this course, the student is eligible to enroll into the second year courses of the Nursing (RN) A.S. degree program (NUR-2010  and NUR-2020 ).
    Prerequisite(s): Program admission and completion of EGL-1010 , MAT-1120  (or higher), BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 BIO-2010 , and PSY-1010  with grades of C or higher. RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1000 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program.
    4 class/10 clinical (for six weeks)/3.5 lab hours
    (Offered summer only.)
  
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    NUR-2010 Nursing Care of Children and Families


    3 Credits
    This course is designed to prepare students to meet the healthcare needs of children and their families from infancy through adolescence. Physiologic and psychosocial adaptation, safety and infection control, prevention and early detection of illness and health promotion and maintenance will be emphasized. Pharmacological concepts will be integrated throughout the course. Clinical experience will be provided in s supervised healthcare setting or community site.
    Prerequisite(s): NUR-1030  and NUR-1040 ; NUR-2020  concurrent. RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010  NUR-1000 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program.
    1.5 class/5 clinical (for nine weeks)/1.5 lab hours.
  
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    NUR-2020 Physiological Integrity II: Nursing the Client with Multidimensional System Involvement


    5 Credits
    This course is designed to assist students in the theoretical and practical application of the nursing process to meet the healthcare needs of clients with complex, chronic disorders with multidimensional system involvement and rehabilitation needs. Physiologic and psychosocial adaptation, prevention and early detection and self care will be emphasized, with a focus on outcome management and synthesis of information. Pharmacological concepts will be integrated throughout the course content. Clinical experience will be provided in supervised health care settings.
    Prerequisite(s): NUR-1030  and NUR-1040 ; NUR-2010  concurrent. RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1000 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program.
    2.5 class/6 clinical/1.5 lab hours.
  
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    NUR-2031 Psychosocial Integrity


    3 Credits
    Emphasizes three levels of prevention and early detection of health problems related to psychosocial adaptation throughout the life span, following the guidelines of the NCLEX Test Plan. Theory and practice include mental health concepts; therapeutic communications and environment; crisis intervention; coping mechanisms; behavioral interventions; cultural diversity and spiritual influences on health; sensory/perceptual alterations; chemical and other dependencies; family dynamics; psychopathology; safe, ethical practice; developmental stages and transitions; and pharmacologic therapies.
    Prerequisite(s): NUR-2010  and NUR-2020 ; NUR-2032  and NUR-2040  concurrent. RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1000 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program.
    1.5 class/5 clinical (for 9 weeks)/1.5 lab hours.
  
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    NUR-2032 Physiological Integrity III


    3 Credits
    Focuses in depth on the nursing care for clients and families experiencing serious threats to physiological integrity. Students synthesize and integrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to evaluate and modify a plan of care; independently plan, implement, and evaluate the delivery of safe, effective care; facilitate optimal physiological functioning to maximize health outcomes. Clinical experiences will be provided in specialized acute care settings.
    Prerequisite(s): NUR-2010  and NUR-2020 ; NUR-2031  and NUR-2040  concurrent. RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1000 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program.
    1.5 lecture/1.5 lab/9 clinical (for 5 weeks).
  
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    NUR-2040 Management of Care and Professional Issues


    3 Credits
    The focus of this course will be on providing integrated, cost-effective care to clients through coordination, supervision and collaboration with other members of the healthcare team. Students will analyze, synthesize and evaluate care for groups of patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Professional practice issues will be applied to healthcare situations and NCLEX-RN readiness, the role of the nurse and transition into the workforce.
    Prerequisite(s): NUR-2010  and NUR-2020 ; NUR-2031  and NUR-2032  concurrent. RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1000 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program.
    Capstone Course(s): Students must complete a minimum of 53 credits, including any prerequisite courses, prior to enrolling in this course.
  
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    NUR-2890H Honors Colloquium in Nursing


    3 Credits
    This honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field of nursing 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. RN Nursing Program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1010 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , PSY-1010 , and MAT-1120  or higher. All require a grade of C or higher. No RN Nursing Program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. LPN program prerequisites: EGL-1010 , NUR-1000 , BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , and PSY-1010 . All require a grade of C or higher. No LPN program prerequisite can be repeated more than once. Students must achieve a 2.50 GPA in the required prerequisites for either program.

Nutrition

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

  
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    NTR-1010 Introductory Nutrition


    3 Credits
    Addresses basic information about essential nutrients and their functions in the body as well as known and hypothesized relationships between long-term diets and development of chronic diseases. The course addresses current issues in nutrition and food safety research. Course content includes current issues in weight management, interactions between nutritional status and physical fitness and food safety. Science general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    (Formerly BIO-115. Students cannot receive credit for both BIO-115 and NTR-1010.)
  
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    NTR-1100 Introduction to Food Science


    3 Credits
    Introduction to basic chemical, physical, and microbiological aspects of food and the ways in which these sciences are integrated into the food industry. Course will examine technical and practical aspects involved in harvest, storage, manufacture, preservation, packaging, distribution, and marketing of food products. Current controversies in food science will be explored. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    (Formerly BIO-116. Students cannot receive credit for both NTR-1100 and BIO-116.)

Paralegal

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

  
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    PAR-1510 Introduction to Law for the Paralegal


    3 Credits
    An overview of the law, the court system and the role of the paralegal in preparing cases for trial and appeal.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    PAR-1550 Techniques of Legal Research


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See PAR-2450 .
  
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    PAR-2450 Techniques of Legal Research


    3 Credits
    An organized approach to developing legal research skills. Students will utilize a law library, either actually or virtually, for preparing legal research assignments.
    Prerequisite(s): PAR-1510  and EGL-1010  concurrent or passed or permission of department.
    (Formerly PAR-1550 . Students may not receive credit for both PAR-1550  and PAR-2450.)
  
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    PAR-2510 Legal Writing


    3 Credits
    A study of the style, format, content, principles and techniques of legal writing. Practice in drafting pleadings, agreements, contracts, legal documents, trial briefs, and memoranda.
    Prerequisite(s): PAR-2450 .
  
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    PAR-2530 Torts


    3 Credits
    A study of state and federal law treating civil injury or damage to person or property, including causes of action, defenses and remedies, negligence, strict liability, and product liability in tort and personal injury litigation.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    PAR-2540 Contracts


    3 Credits
    A survey of the law of contracts and sales. Emphasis is placed on the elements of a contract, the types of sales, and the legal consequences, including breaches, defenses and remedies. Practice in drafting contracts and sales agreements.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    (Formerly PAR-1570. Students cannot receive credit for both PAR- 1570 and PAR-2540.)
  
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    PAR-2550 Real Estate Law


    3 Credits
    A study of the law in relation to the sale and transfer of title in real estate transactions. This course is not designed to meet Maryland real estate licensure requirements.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    PAR-2560 Basic Mediation


    3 Credits
    A survey of the basic characteristics of facilitative mediation, in which a neutral third party helps people in disputes to communicate with and understand one another and if possible, to help reach agreements that are mutually satisfactory. Topics will include theory, goals, language, and application of mediation methodologies; techniques to overcome barriers in disputes; the roles of attorneys and clients in mediation; the ethical responsibilities of mediators; and strategies to deal with difficult people, power imbalances, and cultural sensitivity.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    PAR-2570 Wills, Estate Planning, and Probate


    3 Credits
    A study of the rules governing the disposition of property upon death, procedures used to probate an estate, and principles of law governing other legal issues associated with aging, death, and dying. Focuses on estate planning, wills, trusts, joint ownership and insurance.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    PAR-2580 Employment Law


    3 Credits
    An examination of the rights and duties of employers and employees and the role of the paralegals as part of the team representing each. Topics include the rights and duties of all parties when hiring, promoting, transferring, and terminating employees; privacy and discrimination issues; hour and wage laws; the role of government and labor unions; and workmen compensation issues for employment injuries.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    (Formerly PAR-1580. Students cannot receive credit for both PAR-1580 and PAR-2580.)
  
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    PAR-2590 Domestic Relations


    3 Credits
    A study of the law and the practice of domestic relations, including prenuptial and separation agreements, divorce, alimony, child support, custody, and visitation. Emphasis is on the special pleadings and documents to be prepared for the courts, the agreements to be drawn between the parties, the grounds for divorce and separation, and the defenses presented.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    (Formerly PAR 1590. Students cannot receive credit for both PAR-1590 and PAR-2590.)
  
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    PAR-2610 Legal Ethics


    3 Credits
    A study of ethical considerations which apply to both lawyers and paralegals when dealing with clients, the courts, and other parties to legal disputes and litigation.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    (Formerly PAR-1610. Students may not receive credit for both PAR- 1610 and PAR-2610.)
  
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    PAR-2650 Civil Litigation


    3 Credits
    A survey of the rules regulating civil suits with practical exercises in interviewing clients and witnesses, analyzing documents, and drafting pleadings. Students will develop and prepare an individual research project that will be presented to the class, as well as an external audience. The course also includes a portfolio requirement which documents and demonstrates the student’s attainment of the skills necessary to complete routine tasks assigned to a paralegal from the moment the new client enters the law office. This is the culminating experience for the associate degree in Paralegal Studies.
    Prerequisite(s): PAR-1510 , PAR-2450 , PAR-2510 , PAR-2530 , and PAR-2540 , or departmental permission.
    (Formerly PAR-1600. Students cannot receive credit for both PAR-1600 and PAR-2650.) Capstone Course(s): A cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher is required.
  
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    PAR-2910 Par 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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    PAR-2920 Par 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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    PAR-2930 Par 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.

Paramedic

Note: All courses incorporate Statewide Protocols for Paramedic as applicable.

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

  
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    PMD-1000 Introduction to Paramedicine and Medical Emergencies


    4 Credits
    Introduces the paramedic student to the roles and responsibilities central to the delivery of emergency pre-hospital advanced life support-level care. Includes paramedic and technical report writing, laws governing practice, psychosocial issues and ethical considerations and aspects of the pre-hospital EMT systems and emergency field communications. Provides knowledge and skills essential to advanced life support care of patients with medical emergencies. Covers cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous system, endocrinology, allergies-anaphylaxis, gastroenterology, urinary/nephrology, and hematology as a physiologic base for assessment and intervention.
    Prerequisite(s): Program admission. Corequisite(s): PMD-1010 , PMD-1020 , and PMD-1050 .
    3 class/3 lab hours.
    Note: All courses incorporate Statewide Protocols for Paramedic as applicable.
  
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    PMD-1010 Advanced Airway Management


    3 Credits
    Provides knowledge and skills essential to advanced life support care of patients with respiratory emergencies. Advanced techniques of airway management will be covered. College laboratory, computer-assisted education, and cadaver experience will be used extensively.
    Prerequisite(s): Program admission. Corequisite(s): PMD-1000 , PMD-1020 , and PMD-1050 .
    2 class/3 lab hours.
    Note: All courses incorporate Statewide Protocols for Paramedic as applicable.
  
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    PMD-1020 Pharmacology, IV Therapy, and Med Math


    3 Credits
    Provides the paramedic student with the knowledge to be able to integrate pathophysiological principles of pharmacology and the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a pharmacological management plan. This will include a review of mathematical principles as they relate to the field of emergency medicine. At the completion of the course, the student will be able to calculate drug dosages, safely and precisely access the venous circulation, and safely and precisely administer medications via the route necessary to appropriately treat a medical or trauma emergency.
    Prerequisite(s): Program admission. Corequisite(s): PMD-1000 , PMD-1010 , and PMD-1050 .
    2 class/3 lab hours.
    Note: All courses incorporate Statewide Protocols for Paramedic as applicable.
  
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    PMD-1030 Cardiology and EKG Interpretation


    3 Credits
    An in-depth study of the pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment of cardiac emergencies including basic and advanced EKG interpretation. Extensive use of laboratory and computer-assisted instruction will be emphasized.
    Prerequisite(s): PMD-1000 , PMD-1010 , PMD-1020 , and PMD-1050 . Corequisite(s): PMD-2010 , PMD-2030 , and PMD-1100 .
    2 class/3 lab hours.
    Note: All courses incorporate Statewide Protocols for Paramedic as applicable.
  
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    PMD-1050 Introduction to the Paramedic Clinical Environment


    3 Credits
    The student is introduced to the paramedic clinical environment in supervised experiences provided in the field and hospital clinical settings that correlate with knowledge, skills, and techniques presented in PMD-1000 , PMD-1010 , and PMD-1020 . Emphasis is placed on advanced life support systems operations, patient assessment, and treatment of medical emergencies.
    Prerequisite(s): Program admission. Corequisite(s): PMD-1000 , PMD-1010 , and PMD-1020 .
    12 clinical hours/week.
    Note: All courses incorporate Statewide Protocols for Paramedic as applicable.
  
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    PMD-1100 Paramedic Clinical Experience II


    4 Credits
    Supervised experience is provided in the hospital, field, and specialty areas, correlating with knowledge, skills, and techniques presented in PMD-1000 , PMD-1010 , PMD-1020 , PMD-1030 , PMD-2010 , and PMD-2030 . Emphasis is placed on patient assessment, cardiac and respiratory emergencies, special patient populations, and shock and trauma.
    Prerequisite(s): PMD-1000 , PMD-1010 , PMD-1020 , and PMD-1050 . Corequisite(s): PMD-1030 , PMD-2010 , and PMD-2030 .
    16 clinical hours/week.
    Note: All courses incorporate Statewide Protocols for Paramedic as applicable.
  
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    PMD-2010 Special Patient Populations


    3 Credits
    Analysis of special patient populations, including pediatric emergencies, geriatric emergencies, behavioral emergencies, substance abuse, and toxicology. Obstetric and gynecological disorders are reviewed as well as the management of the expectant mother, complications of labor, and normal/abnormal delivery
    Prerequisite(s): PMD-1000 , PMD-1010 , PMD-1020 , and PMD-1050 . Corequisite(s): PMD-1030 , PMD-2030 , and PMD-1100 .
    2 class/3 lab hours.
    Note: All courses incorporate Statewide Protocols for Paramedic as applicable.
  
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    PMD-2020 Patient Assessment and Medical Emergencies II


    3 Credits
    Emphasizes advanced pathological concepts and principles in caring for patients experiencing medical emergencies in the pre-hospital environment related to respiratory, cardiac, neurological, endocrine, allergic, gastroenterological, urology and nephrology, hematology, obstetrical and gynecological, and psychiatric and behavioral issues. Lab focuses on advanced skill mastery in caring for these patients, including the continued development of critical thinking skills, and the development and implementation of treatment plans for patients with various disease states encountered in the pre-hospital environment. Continued attention is given to preparation for a role of EMS team leader, patient advocate and for entry-level practice as a paramedic professional in the pre-hospital environment.
    Prerequisite(s): PMD-1030 , PMD-2010 , PMD-2030 , and PMD-1100 . Corequisite(s): PMD-2040  and PMD-2200 .
    2 class/3 lab hours.
    Note: All courses incorporate Statewide Protocols for Paramedic as applicable.
 

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