Oct 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

Course Numbering Information

0001–0999 Developmental not-for-credit courses for students who need further preparation before enrolling in college-level courses. These courses award Equivalent Hours (EHs) that contribute to a student’s academic load, but do not count toward degree or certificate requirements.
1000–1999 College-level courses at the 1000 level provide students with foundational concepts or skills required in specific or multiple disciplines. These courses may be stand-alone or part of a sequence.
2000–2999 Courses at the 2000 level build upon the skills and concepts presented in the 1000-level courses. Students are expected to acquire foundational concepts prior to entry into courses at the 2000 level and are expected to be able to move forward to more complex subject mastery.


Many courses require prior satisfactory completion of another course to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the course. For example, EGL-1020  Composition II: Writing About Literature cannot be taken unless EGL-1010  (the prerequisite) has been satisfactorily completed. In addition, for a number of introductory-level credit courses, a minimum level of proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics, as determined by the college’s placement tests, is required as a prerequisite. In such cases, satisfactory completion of the appropriate developmental studies course (see ESL, DVE, DVM, and DVR listings) will satisfy the prerequisite as well. Students should be certain to check for prerequisites in the course listings that follow. Except when specifically authorized by the department chairperson or dean, registration will not be permitted if prerequisites have not been fully satisfied.

Course Contact Hours

At the end of some course descriptions is a phrase such as “3 studio hours” or “3 class/2 lab hours.” This indicates the actual time a student should expect to spend per week in a course, broken down by the type of contact—classroom/lecture, laboratory, studio, or clinical. If there is no such indicator for a course, students may assume there will be one class hour per week for each credit awarded for completion of the course. (Courses which meet in an accelerated or nontraditional format rather than in the usual full-semester, 15-week format will meet more than the hours indicated per week in order to reach the same number of total contact hours for the semester.)

General Education Requirements Key

  CL = Computer Literacy Req.
  E = English Req.
  H = Humanities Req.
  M = Math Req.
  Sc = Science Req.
  SS = Social Science Req.


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

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

   •  PMD-2030 Shock and Trauma
   •  PMD-2040 Preparation for the Paramedic Licensing Exam
   •  PMD-2200 Paramedic Summative Clinical

Planning for Academic Success

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

   •  PAS-1000 First Year Experience
   •  PAS-1010 Planning for Academic Success
   •  PAS-1030 Planning for Academic Success in Math


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.

   •  PHL-1010 Introduction to Philosophy: The Art of Questioning
   •  PHL-1090 Introduction to Logic
   •  PHL-1150 Law and Values
   •  PHL-1170 Eastern Philosophy
   •  PHL-1190 Philosophic Ideas in Imaginative Literature
   •  PHL-1270 Thinking about Religion
   •  PHL-1330 Ethics
   •  PHL-1350 Biomedical Ethics
   •  PHL-1370 Philosophy and Feminism
   •  PHL-1400 Introduction to Business Ethics
   •  PHL-2150 Law and Values
   •  PHL-2190 Philosophic Ideas in Imaginative Literature
   •  PHL-2220 Metaphysics
   •  PHL-2270 Thinking about Religion
   •  PHL-2350 Biomedical Ethics
   •  PHL-2400 Introduction to Business Ethics
   •  PHL-2700 Sports in American Society
   •  PHL-2890H Honors Colloquium in Philosophy

Physical Education

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

   •  PED-1000 Lifetime Fitness and Leisure Activities
   •  PED-1030 Lifetime Fitness and Leisure Activities
   •  PED-1110 Introduction to Physical Education
   •  PED-1130 Rhythmic Activities
   •  PED-1570 Skills Laboratories: Swimming
   •  PED-1570-1810 Skills Laboratories
   •  PED-1670 Skills Laboratories: Basketball
   •  PED-1730 Skills Laboratories: Tennis
   •  PED-1790 Skills Laboratories: Golf
   •  PED-1810 Skills Laboratories: Weight Training/Physical Fitness
   •  PED-2400 Ace Personal Trainer
   •  PED-2910 Cooperative Education
   •  PED-2920 Cooperative Education
   •  PED-2930 Cooperative Education

Physical Science

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

   •  PSC-1010 Introduction to Astronomy
   •  PSC-1020 Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory
   •  PSC-1050 Introduction to Physical Geology
   •  PSC-1060 Physical Geology Laboratory
   •  PSC-1200 Exploring Chemistry and Physics Concepts
   •  PSC-1210 Exploring Earth and Space Science Concepts
   •  PSC-2890H Honors Colloquium in Physical Sciences
   •  PSC-2910 Cooperative Education
   •  PSC-2920 Cooperative Education
   •  PSC-2930 Cooperative Education


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

   •  PHY-1010 Introductory Physics I
   •  PHY-1020 Introductory Physics II
   •  PHY-1030 General Physics I
   •  PHY-1570 Technical Physics for Engineering Technology
   •  PHY-2030 General Physics II
   •  PHY-2040 General Physics III
   •  PHY-2890H Honors Colloquium in Physics
   •  PHY-2910 Independent Research
   •  PHY-2920 Independent Research
   •  PHY-2930 Cooperative Education

Political Science

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

   •  POS-1000 Introduction to Politics
   •  POS-1010 American National Government
   •  POS-1020 State and Local Government
   •  POS-1400 Introduction to Environmental Policy
   •  POS-2010 Political Ideologies
   •  POS-2070 Introduction to International Politics
   •  POS-2150 Introduction to Comparative Politics and Government
   •  POS-2890H Honors Colloquium in Political Science
   •  POS-2910 Cooperative Education
   •  POS-2920 Cooperative Education
   •  POS-2930 Cooperative Education


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

   •  PSY-1010 General Psychology
   •  PSY-1150 Death and Dying
   •  PSY-2010 Personality and Adjustment
   •  PSY-2020 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
   •  PSY-2030 Child Psychology
   •  PSY-2040 Adolescent Psychology
   •  PSY-2060 Educational Psychology
   •  PSY-2070 Human Growth and Development
   •  PSY-2080 Abnormal Psychology
   •  PSY-2090 The Psychology of Aging
   •  PSY-2100 Psychology of Women
   •  PSY-2110 Psychology and African-Americans
   •  PSY-2110 Psychology and African-Americans
   •  PSY-2120 Drugs and Behavior
   •  PSY-2130 Forensic Psychology
   •  PSY-2190 Social Psychology
   •  PSY-2200 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
   •  PSY-2210 Introduction to Health Psychology
   •  PSY-2890H Honors Colloquium in Psychology- Special Topic: Political and Psychological Perspective On Leadership
   •  PSY-2910 Cooperative Education
   •  PSY-2920 Cooperative Education
   •  PSY-2930 Cooperative Education

Public Relations and Journalism

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

   •  PRJ-1210 Public Relations Techniques
   •  PRJ-2000 News Writing for Public Relations
   •  PRJ-2210 Introduction to Communication Theory


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.

   •  RAD-1410 Radiographic Procedures I
   •  RAD-1420 Radiographic Procedures II
   •  RAD-1430 Radiation Biology and Protection
   •  RAD-1500 Image Production and Imaging Equipment I
   •  RAD-1510 Patient Care and Education I
   •  RAD-1530 Clinical Radiography I

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