Jan 22, 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.
 

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-2030 Shock and Trauma


    4 Credits
    This course provides an in-depth study of trauma, victim rescue theory and skills, and pathophysiology of shock. Includes the study of fluid and electrolyte balance and acute changes in body fluid space. Assessment and treatment of various types of shock and trauma for both the adult and pediatric patient suffering head and facial, spinal, thoracic, abdominal, and musculoskeletal trauma.
    Prerequisite(s): PMD-1000 , PMD-1010 , PMD-1020 , and PMD-1050 . Corequisite(s): PMD-1030 , PMD-2010 , and PMD-1100 .
    3 class/3 lab hours.
    Note: All courses incorporate Statewide Protocols for Paramedic as applicable.
  
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    PMD-2040 Preparation for the Paramedic Licensing Exam


    3 Credits
    Provides students with a comprehensive review and syntheses of the knowledge base of the paramedic. Integration and application of assessment, information-gathering skills, and decision-making will be employed through computer-assisted and scenario-based exercises. Includes multiple choice review examinations, advanced practical skills reviews, and mock practical exams.
    Prerequisite(s): PMD-1030 , PMD-2010 , PMD-2030 , and PMD-1100 . Corequisite(s): PMD-2020  and PMD-2200 .
    Capstone Course(s): This is the Capstone Course for the Paramedic Program. Students in the A.A.S. degree program must complete a minimum of 51 credits, including all prerequisites, prior to enrolling in this course. 2 class/3 lab hours.
    Note: All courses incorporate Statewide Protocols for Paramedic as applicable.
  
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    PMD-2200 Paramedic Summative Clinical


    4 Credits
    Practice of comprehensive patient assessment, intervention, and patient management in specialty facilities, advanced life support units, and in the hospital setting.
    Prerequisite(s): PMD-1030 , PMD-2010 , PMD-2030 , and PMD-1100 . Corequisite(s): PMD-2020  and PMD-2040 .
    16 clinical hours.
    Note: All courses incorporate Statewide Protocols for Paramedic as applicable.

Planning for Academic Success

Academic Enrichment Department
Marlboro Hall, Room 2118 | 301-546-0495

  
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    PAS-1000 First Year Experience


    1 Credit
    Assists incoming students in making a successful transition to college. Students will focus on those behaviors and attitudes that are needed to achieve academic success. Students are expected to take themselves and their academic pursuits seriously, engage in self-enhancing behaviors, accept responsibility for their own decisions and actions, and conduct themselves professionally. Strategies for time management, test taking, note taking, memory, retention, communication, and diversity will also be covered. It is recommended that students take PAS-1000 in their first semester if they are eligible.
    Prerequisite(s): DVR-0051  or equivalent placement test score.
  
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    PAS-1010 Planning for Academic Success


    3 Credits
    An introduction to knowledge and strategies designed to promote success in the college environment. The course focuses on developing 1) interpersonal and self-management skills and attitudes and 2) critical thinking and study skills needed to achieve academic success. Students will acquire a working/practical knowledge of the college’s resources, services, procedures, and requirements. Self-assessments serve as tools to identify values and goals for individual life planning and academic achievement.
    Corequisite(s): DVR-0061 .
  
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    PAS-1030 Planning for Academic Success in Math


    1 Credit
    Designed to introduce study skill strategies for success in mathematics. Encourages students to explore their feelings about math and to develop strategies to overcome math avoidance and manage anxiety. Emphasis will be placed on note-taking, critical thinking, preparing for, taking, and analyzing math tests. This course is open to students at all levels of mathematical skill.
    Corequisite(s): Must be taken with or prior to the first math course if placed into any DVM course or in MAT-0104  (formerly MAT-1040).

Philosophy

Art, Music, and Philosophy Department
Bladen Hall, Room 310 | 301-546-0946

PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.

  
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    PHL-1010 Introduction to Philosophy: The Art of Questioning


    3 Credits
    Asking and answering the basic and meaningful questions of life and clarifying one’s thinking in relation to self, others, laws, nature, and God. Humanities general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-1090 Introduction to Logic


    3 Credits
    The elements of logic; how to translate ordinary language into logical form and craft valid arguments. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-1150 Law and Values


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See PHL-2150 .
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-1170 Eastern Philosophy


    3 Credits
    Eastern philosophical and religious thoughts and their influence on relationships between East and West.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-1190 Philosophic Ideas in Imaginative Literature


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See PHL-2190 .
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-1270 Thinking about Religion


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See PHL-2270 .
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-1330 Ethics


    3 Credits
    Involves personal decisions each individual makes daily. The course will identify the various ethical/moral theories that affect those decisions. It will involve current issues and concerns to strengthen a student’s own ethical deliberations and clarify how such deliberations may be applied to the student’s designated career interests. Humanities general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-1350 Biomedical Ethics


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See PHL-2350 .
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-1370 Philosophy and Feminism


    3 Credits
    A philosophical exploration of the feminist perspective, its foundation and its ramifications.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-1400 Introduction to Business Ethics


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See PHL-2400 .
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-2150 Law and Values


    3 Credits
    Analysis of today’s social, political and economic issues from the viewpoint of representative philosophers from Plato to the moderns.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010 , PHL-1010 , PHL-1090 , or PHL-1330 , or permission of instructor.
    (Formerly PHL-1150 . Students may not receive credit for both PHL-1150  and PHL-2150.)
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-2190 Philosophic Ideas in Imaginative Literature


    3 Credits
    Philosophic ideas in creative writings from Shakespeare to Sartre and from Job to Tolstoy.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010 , PHL-1010 , PHL-1090 , or PHL-1330 , or permission of instructor.
    (Formerly PHL-1190 . Students may not receive credit for both PHL-1190  and PHL-2190.)
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-2220 Metaphysics


    3 Credits
    Exploration of the basic criteria for determining what is real; the sensible versus the supersensible; the tangible versus the nonphysical; the concrete versus the abstract.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-2270 Thinking about Religion


    3 Credits
    Philosophical foundations of religious thought and the response of humanity to religious claims.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010 , PHL-1010 , PHL-1090 , or PHL-1330 , or permission of instructor.
    (Formerly PHL-1270 . Students may not receive credit for both PHL-1270  and PHL-2270.)
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-2350 Biomedical Ethics


    3 Credits
    An examination and application of the ethical principles involved in biomedical decisions such as stem-cell research, termination of treatment, genetic manipulation, and informed consent.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010 , PHL-1010 , PHL-1090 , or PHL-1330 , or permission of instructor.
    (Formerly PHL-1350 . Students may not receive credit for both PHL-1350  and PHL-2350.)
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-2400 Introduction to Business Ethics


    3 Credits
    Examination of ethical issues of the business world, including health on the job, consumerism, ecology and advertising.
    Prerequisite(s): EGL-1010 , PHL-1010 , PHL-1090 , or PHL-1330 , or permission of instructor.
    (Formerly PHL-1400 . Students may not receive credit for both PHL-1400  and PHL-2400.)
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-2700 Sports in American Society


    3 Credits
    This course explores the many facets of the relationship between sports and American society. It includes analysis of this relationship from different fields of study, such as philosophy, literature, history, politics, and art. It offers students a chance to synthesize their skills from different disciplines in the examination of the relationship between American society and its sports. 
    Prerequisite(s): PHL-1010 , PHL-1090 , or PHL-1330 .
    Note: PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.
  
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    PHL-2890H Honors Colloquium in Philosophy


    3 Credits
    This honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field of philosophy 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.
    PHL courses require a satisfactory reading score on the placement test or satisfactory completion of appropriate DVR coursework.

Physical Education

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

  
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    PED-1000 Lifetime Fitness and Leisure Activities


    1 Credit
    Develops basic skill level in selected activities. These courses are one credit and can be used in combination with PED-1030  to transfer to other institutions. These courses meet for half a semester or are late starting. Activities include aerobic workout, basketball, baseball, swimming, weight training, and combination activities.
    1 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    PED-1030 Lifetime Fitness and Leisure Activities


    2 Credits
    Develops athletic abilities from beginner through intermediate skill levels; explores how to experience wellness and stay active throughout one’s life. Class also includes lectures and textbook information to help students stay healthier through the understanding of total wellness.

    Weight Training:

    • Circuit Weight Training- a series of strength and aerobic exercises using various weight machines and stationary cycles
    • Weight Training and Conditioning-weight training programs designed for the individual student
    • Weight Training and Water Workout-a combination of weight training and water exercise

    Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Karate, Racquetball and Tennis. Courses are designed to introduce beginner and intermediate students to the skills, theories, fundamentals, strategies, etiquette, and safety considerations of these activities.

    Aerobic Base: Step Aerobics for beginning and intermediate students. Activities include other aerobic activities, muscle toning, use of hand weights, and nutritional information. Cardio Kickboxing, Aerobic Dance, and Cardio Fitness are classes with an emphasis on cardiorespiratory endurance.

    Swimming: Beginner, intermediate, and advanced swimming classes are offered. Courses include instruction on strokes, skills, and water safety. Water exercise classes include water workout, aquatics, and a combination class that includes weight training and water workout. Classes are taught in shallow water as well as deep water. Ability to swim is not necessary; buoyancy belts are provided for individuals on request.

    Social Dance:

    • Ballroom I-Basic skills associated with leading and following are introduced. Dances include Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing, Cha-Cha, and Merengue.
    • Ballroom II-More advanced figures in dances than level I. Dances include the Tango, Rhumba, Polka, Mambo, and Disco.
    • Country Western-Basic steps are introduced for the Texas two-step, Country Waltz, Shuffle, and Cha-Cha. Various line and circle dances are also introduced.
    • Hand Dancing-Basic steps are introduced, turns, start, release and not release turns, wraps, swings, along with history and etiquette.

    Other classes available: Bowling, Walking, and Hiking.

  
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    PED-1110 Introduction to Physical Education


    2 Credits
    Physical education as a profession, including its history, opportunities, and education requirements. Includes field trips and other experiences.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    PED-1130 Rhythmic Activities


    2 Credits
    This course is for elementary teachers, physical education teachers and recreation leaders. It includes rhythmic skills for all age levels, including folk and square dancing.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    PED-1570 Skills Laboratories: Swimming


    1 Credit
    Basic skills and techniques in sport and physical activities for physical education majors. Recommended for youth league coaches.
    3 lab hours.
  
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    PED-1570-1810 Skills Laboratories


    1 Credit
    Basic skills and techniques in sport and physical activities for physical education majors. Recommended for youth league coaches.
    3 lab hours.
  
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    PED-1670 Skills Laboratories: Basketball


    1 Credit
    Basic skills and techniques in sport and physical activities for physical education majors. Recommended for youth league coaches.
    3 lab hours.
  
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    PED-1730 Skills Laboratories: Tennis


    1 Credit
    Basic skills and techniques in sport and physical activities for physical education majors. Recommended for youth league coaches.
    3 lab hours.
  
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    PED-1790 Skills Laboratories: Golf


    1 Credit
    Basic skills and techniques in sport and physical activities for physical education majors. Recommended for youth league coaches.
    3 lab hours.
  
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    PED-1810 Skills Laboratories: Weight Training/Physical Fitness


    1 Credit
    Basic skills and techniques in sport and physical activities for physical education majors. Recommended for youth league coaches.
    3 lab hours.
  
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    PED-2400 Ace Personal Trainer


    3 Credits
    Encompasses theoretical knowledge and practical skills to prepare individuals interested in personal training. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe and effective exercise, essentials of client/trainer relationships, designing and implementing appropriate exercise programs. This course reviews material that prepares students to take the American Council for Exercise (ACE) Examination. Successful completion of this exam is required for certification.
    2 lecture/2 lab hours.
  
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    PED-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, Marlboro Hall, Room 2102, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.
    3 lab hours.
  
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    PED-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, Marlboro Hall, Room 2102, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.
  
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    PED-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, Marlboro Hall, Room 2102, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.

Physical Science

Physical Sciences and Engineering Department
Chesapeake Hall, Room 100 | 301-546-0420

  
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    PSC-1010 Introduction to Astronomy


    3 Credits
    For nonscience majors. Introduction to the extraterrestrial environment, including astronomical concepts and theories. Science general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    PSC-1020 Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory


    1 Credit
    Laboratory experience in astronomy, including astronomical observations and techniques for studying spectra, planetary characteristics, stars, and galaxies. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): PSC-1010  completed or concurrent and Reading proficiency.
    2 lab hours.
  
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    PSC-1050 Introduction to Physical Geology


    3 Credits
    Processes and forces involved in the evolution of the Earth, morphology and composition and evaluation of geologic hazards. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    PSC-1060 Physical Geology Laboratory


    1 Credit
    Rock and mineral identification and analysis and interpretation of geologic and topographic maps and aerial photographs. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): PSC-1050  completed or concurrent and Reading proficiency.
    2 lab hours.
  
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    PSC-1200 Exploring Chemistry and Physics Concepts


    4 Credits
    Hands-on activity-based course is for students who plan to teach preschool through grade eight. Content is based on topics recommended by National Science Education Content Standards and the K-8 Science Outcomes document of Prince George’s County Public Schools. Emphasis is on building process skills and content understanding using a constructivist-based teaching methodology. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    3 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    PSC-1210 Exploring Earth and Space Science Concepts


    4 Credits
    Hands-on activity-based course covering topics in earth and space sciences for students who plan to teach preschool through grade eight. Content is based on topics recommended by National Science Education Content Standards and the K-8 Science Outcomes document of Prince George’s County Public Schools. Emphasis is on building process skills and content understanding using a constructivist-based teaching methodology. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    3 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    PSC-2890H Honors Colloquium in Physical Sciences


    3 Credits
    This honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field of physical science 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 the instructor or honors coordinator.
  
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    PSC-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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    PSC-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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    PSC-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.

Physics

Physical Sciences and Engineering Department
Chesapeake Hall, Room 100 | 301-546-0420

  
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    PHY-1010 Introductory Physics I


    4 Credits
    Fundamental concepts and basic laws of mechanics, heat, and thermodynamics using a noncalculus approach. Not recommended for science/engineering majors. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): MAT-1350  with grade of C or higher; EGL-1010  completed or concurrent.
    3 class/1 rec/2 lab hours.
  
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    PHY-1020 Introductory Physics II


    4 Credits
    Fundamental concepts of vibration and sound, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics.
    Prerequisite(s): PHY-1010 .
    3 class/1 rec/2 lab hours.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    PHY-1030 General Physics I


    3 Credits
    First semester of three-semester sequence (PHY-1030/PHY-2030 / PHY-2040 ) for science/engineering transfer students. Calculus-based study of classical mechanics, including laws of motion, force, energy, momentum, and gravitation. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): MAT-2410 ; MAT-2420  completed or concurrent.
    3 class/1 rec hours.
  
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    PHY-1570 Technical Physics for Engineering Technology


    4 Credits
    Concepts of energy and waves applied to sound, light, electricity, and magnetism. For transfer to Engineering Technology program only. Science general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): MAT-1340  completed or concurrent.
    3 class/3 lab hours.
  
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    PHY-2030 General Physics II


    4 Credits
    Calculus-based survey of kinetic theory, thermodynamics, electricity, and magnetism and electromagnetic phenomena. For science/engineering transfers.
    Prerequisite(s): PHY-1030  and MAT-2420 .
    3 class/1 rec/3 lab hours.
  
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    PHY-2040 General Physics III


    4 Credits
    Calculus-based survey of simple harmonic motion, mechanical and electromagnetic waves, optics, relativity, and modern physics. For science/engineering transfers.
    Prerequisite(s): PHY-2030 .
    3 class/1 rec/3 lab hours.
  
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    PHY-2890H Honors Colloquium in Physics


    3 Credits
    This honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field of physics 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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    PHY-2910 Independent Research


    1-2 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education, research, and internship experiences may be applied to any degree. These credits may not transfer to all four-year institutions. Contact the Physics Department for more complete information.
  
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    PHY-2920 Independent Research


    1-2 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education, research, and internship experiences may be applied to any degree. These credits may not transfer to all four-year institutions. Contact the Physics Department for more complete information.
  
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    PHY-2930 Cooperative Education


    3 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education, research, 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.

Political Science

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

  
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    POS-1000 Introduction to Politics


    3 Credits
    Introduction to terms, concepts, and theories of political science and their application to law, politics, and government. Social sciences general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    POS-1010 American National Government


    3 Credits
    A study of the Constitution and the American political system, including how power and authority are acquired and applied. Emphasis will be placed on the Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court, as well as on voting dynamics, political parties, interest groups, public opinion, and the media. Social sciences general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    POS-1020 State and Local Government


    3 Credits
    Function, role, and responsibilities of state and local governments with emphasis on Maryland and Prince George’s County. Social sciences general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    POS-1400 Introduction to Environmental Policy


    3 Credits
    Provides an overview of the topics studied and methods employed in environmental policy, focusing on the process of formulating, implementing, and evaluating policy responses to environmental problems. Emphasis is given to policy controversies related to scientific uncertainty, risk assessment, resource distribution, and bioethical issues.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO-1110 .
  
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    POS-2010 Political Ideologies


    3 Credits
    Survey of prominent political ideologies influencing 20th century history and politics: nationalism, socialism, communism, fascism, and democracy.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    POS-2070 Introduction to International Politics


    3 Credits
    Analysis of major factors influencing world politics and the conduct of foreign policy.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    POS-2150 Introduction to Comparative Politics and Government


    3 Credits
    This course is an introduction to the comparative study of how different polities approach problems of government and governing. Focus will be placed on comparing and contrasting three models of government, democracies, communist regimes, and developing nations.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    POS-2890H Honors Colloquium in Political Science


    3 Credits
    Team-taught by political science and psychology professors, this colloquium will examine the phenomenon of leadership by focusing primarily on the scholarship and analysis of several modern approaches. Leadership theories of Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner provide the framework for comparing leaders in a variety of fields. Political scientist James McGregor Burns’s psycho-political paradigm of transforming leadership will be used to examine such leaders as Queen Elizabeth I, Gandhi, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, and Mikhail Gorbachev, all major contributors to political, military, scientific, and cultural aspects of our society.
    Prerequisite(s): Minimum score of 95 of the college’s placement exam, 3.00 cumulative GPA, and permission of the instructors or the Honors program coordinator.
  
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    POS-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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    POS-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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    POS-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.

Psychology

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

  
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    PSY-1010 General Psychology


    3 Credits
    University-parallel introductory course which surveys the field of psychology, including the study of behavior, cognitive processes, the concepts of memory, consciousness, intelligence, personality development, psychological disorders, psychotherapy, and social behavior.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency level.
  
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    PSY-1150 Death and Dying


    3 Credits
    Historical and current concepts of death and dying, including implications of euthanasia and suicide.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    PSY-2010 Personality and Adjustment


    3 Credits
    Theories of personality and personality development, personal adjustment and mental health. Social sciences general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 .
  
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    PSY-2020 Industrial/Organizational Psychology


    3 Credits
    Provides an overview of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Sometimes called the “psychology of work,” it is an applied science that uses psychological theories, applications and concepts to identify issues relevant to individual, group, and organizational issues. Those issues include, but are not limited to: job decisions, work motivation, work attitudes, leadership, and occupational health. The ultimate objective of this discipline is to maximize both employee well-being and organizational effectiveness.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 .
    (Formerly offered as PSY-2980 Industrial and Organizational Psychology and as PSY-2250, Business Psychology. Students may receive credit for only one of these three courses: PSY-2020, PSY-2980, PSY-2250.)
  
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    PSY-2030 Child Psychology


    3 Credits
    Physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development of the child from conception until adolescence. Social sciences general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 .
  
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    PSY-2040 Adolescent Psychology


    3 Credits
    Physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development of the adolescent, including discussion of different phases of adolescence. Social sciences general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 .
  
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    PSY-2060 Educational Psychology


    3 Credits
    Focus on the processes and theories of learning, individual differences, measurement, motivation, emotions and problem solving, as well as thinking and communication in educational settings.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 . A.A.T. students should take this course with TED-2061  (formerly EDU-2350).
  
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    PSY-2070 Human Growth and Development


    3 Credits
    Life-span psychology covers the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development of the individual from conception until death. Social sciences general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 .
  
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    PSY-2080 Abnormal Psychology


    3 Credits
    Focus on human behaviors and mental experiences that are unusual, unreasonable, and distinct from cultural norms. Appropriate psychotherapeutic interventions as well as changing views of mental disorders are considered. Social sciences general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 .
  
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    PSY-2090 The Psychology of Aging


    3 Credits
    The biological, psychological, historical and cultural aspects of aging are presented in a multidisciplinary approach. Diversities in the aging experience are discussed.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 .
  
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    PSY-2100 Psychology of Women


    3 Credits
    An introductory course focusing on developmental, ecological, psychological and gender issues relevant to women.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 .
  
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    PSY-2110 Psychology and African-Americans


    3 Credits
    Examines the psychology of African-Americans from Afrocentric, historical, behavioral, developmental, and humanistic perspectives.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010.
  
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    PSY-2110 Psychology and African-Americans


    3 Credits
    Examines the psychology of African-Americans from Afrocentric, historical, behavioral, developmental, and humanistic perspectives.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010  
  
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    PSY-2120 Drugs and Behavior


    3 Credits
    Overview of the use of psychotropic drugs, including abused drugs as well as those used to treat mental disorders. Topics include legal and scientific issues relating to psychopharmacology, as well as its historical context. Treatment, law enforcement, and educational perspectives are also considered.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 .
  
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    PSY-2130 Forensic Psychology


    3 Credits
    Introduces concepts that unite psychology and the law and reviews statutes governing competency, insanity, and involuntary commitment. Students will become acquainted with forensic assessment techniques, including the interview process, specialized training, and the collection of collateral information. Also considered are the assessments of competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and dangerousness. Pre-sentencing and child custody evaluations are discussed as well. Social sciences general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 .
  
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    PSY-2190 Social Psychology


    3 Credits
    Covers predominant theories and research strategies, focusing on social cognition, including beliefs, judgments, behaviors and attitudes; social influence, including conformity, persuasion and group influence; and social relations, including the theories and research on aggression, prejudice, attraction and intimacy, altruism, conflict, and peacemaking. Social sciences general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 .
  
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    PSY-2200 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology


    3 Credits
    Introduces the principles of psychology as they apply to sport and exercise, including ethics and problems in research methodology, motivation, learning, social behavior, performance enhancement, youth sports, gender issues, leadership, and exercise issues. Multicultural and international views of the field are also considered.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 .
  
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    PSY-2210 Introduction to Health Psychology


    3 Credits
    Examines the research, theory and practice of health psychology. Focuses on the role lifestyle, diet, activity level, and behavior play in the maintenance of health and in the etiology, treatment, and prevention of disease. In particular, cultural issues related to health will be examined.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 .
  
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    PSY-2890H Honors Colloquium in Psychology- Special Topic: Political and Psychological Perspective On Leadership


    3 Credits
    Team-taught by political science and psychology professors, this colloquium will examine the phenomenon of leadership by focusing primarily on the scholarship and analysis of several modern approaches. Leadership theories of Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner provide the framework for comparing leaders in a variety of fields. Political scientist James McGregor Burns’s psycho-political paradigm of trans- forming leadership will be used to examine such leaders as Queen Elizabeth I, Gandhi, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, and Mikhail Gorbachev, all major contributors to political, military, scientific, and cultural aspects of our society.
    Prerequisite(s): Minimum score of 95 of the college’s placement exam, 3.00 cumulative GPA, and permission of the instructors or the Honors program coordinator.
  
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    PSY-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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    PSY-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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    PSY-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.

Public Relations and Journalism

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

  
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    PRJ-1210 Public Relations Techniques


    3 Credits
    Exploration of techniques used in public relations message planning, designing, and dissemination.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
    Formerly offered as SPH-1210. Students may not receive credit for both SPH-1210 and PRJ-1210. 2 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    PRJ-2000 News Writing for Public Relations


    3 Credits
    Explores the practices, principles, and techniques of news writing for public relations practitioners. Provides instruction on how to write a lead, bridge, and body of the hard news story, and introduces the basic structures most commonly used in news writing.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    PRJ-2210 Introduction to Communication Theory


    3 Credits
    Designed to provide students with an introduction to the foundations of communication studies. Specifically, it introduces students to the study of communication theory and provides them with the conceptual and theoretical foundation needed to succeed as communication scholars. Concepts and theories learned in this course will be studied in greater detail in the upper level courses required for this major.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.

Radiography

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

Radiography (RAD) courses are offered in fall, spring, and summer sessions. The program admits a new group of students every fall semester. A minimum grade of C or higher must be achieved in all prerequisites and core courses to enter and remain in the program.

The course content within the Radiography Program is divided into the following modules:

Module I: Radiation Protection
Module II: Equipment Operation and Quality Control
Module III: Image Production and Evaluation
Module IV: Radiographic Procedures
Module V: Patient Care and Education
Module VI: Clinical Radiography

Each course encompasses a combination of modules designed to develop and expand the didactic and clinical knowledge base of radiography.

  
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    RAD-1410 Radiographic Procedures I


    3 Credits
    Introduction to standard terminology and general and patient considerations for routine radiographic positioning and projections. Responsibilities of the radiographer for radiation protection of patients, personnel, and the public are discussed. Emphasis is on radiographic procedures of the upper extremity and shoulder girdle, lower extremity, thorax, and abdomen incorporating related pathology and consideration of mobile, surgical, pediatric, and geriatric patients.
    Prerequisite(s): Program admission; EGL-1010 , MAT-1120 , BIO-2050  and BIO-2060 ; RAD-1510  and RAD-1530  concurrent along with PAS-1000 , HIM-1800 , and EGL-1020  if not taken prior to entering the program.
    2 lecture/3 lab hours.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    RAD-1420 Radiographic Procedures II


    3 Credits
    Emphasis is on radiographic procedures of the bony thorax, vertebral column, pelvis, and gastrointestinal system incorporating related pathology and consideration of mobile, surgical, pediatric, and geriatric patients. Image intensified fluoroscopic equipment and use of contrast media is included in course content. Special focus on surgical radiography. This course expands upon course content of RAD-1410 , to include application of radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image production and evaluation, and patient care and education.
    Prerequisite(s): RAD-1410 , RAD-1510 , and RAD-1530 ; RAD-1500  and RAD-1540  concurrent.
    2 lecture/3 lab hours.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    RAD-1430 Radiation Biology and Protection


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See RAD-2440 .
  
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    RAD-1500 Image Production and Imaging Equipment I


    3 Credits
    Introduction to radiographic imaging systems to include the X-ray tube, operating console, and high-voltage generator. X-ray production, interactions of x-radiation with matter, and radiographic image formation are explored. Controlling and influencing factors of radiographic image quality are studied in depth. This course prepares students for proper use of radiographic equipment to produce and evaluate diagnostic radiographic images in the clinical setting.
    Prerequisite(s): RAD-1410 , RAD-1510 , and RAD-1530 ; RAD-1420  and RAD-1540  concurrent.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    RAD-1510 Patient Care and Education I


    2 Credits
    Introduction to principles of patient care as preparation for interactions in the clinical education setting. Focus on responsibilities to patients, peers, and the profession to include professional, medicolegal, and ethical issues. Infection control, aseptic techniques, vital signs, medical emergencies, and pharmacology are included. Consideration of human diversity and cultural implications associated with health care. Includes medical terminology.
    Prerequisite(s): MAT-1120 , EGL-1010 , BIO-2050 , and BIO-2060 RAD-1410  and RAD-1530  concurrent along with PAS-1000 , HIM-1800 , and EGL-1020  if not taken prior to entering the program.
    3 class/3 lab hours/8 weeks.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    RAD-1530 Clinical Radiography I


    2 Credits
    First course in the clinical education component of the program. Supervised, competency-based clinical education with emphasis on application of comprehensive didactic knowledge in clinical practice. Emphasis on radiographic procedures of the upper extremity and shoulder girdle, lower extremity, thorax, and abdomen.
    Prerequisite(s): MAT-1120 , EGL-1010 , BIO-2050  and BIO-2060 RAD-1410  and RAD-1510  concurrent along with EGL-1020 , HIM-1800 , and PAS-1000  if not taken prior to entering the program.
    2 days/8 hours/8 weeks.
    (Offered fall only.)
 

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