Sep 20, 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.

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.
 

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-1540 Clinical Radiography II


    4 Credits
    Second course in the clinical education component of the program. Expands upon knowledge and skills from previous clinical education courses. Supervised, competency-based clinical education with emphasis on application of comprehensive didactic knowledge and demonstration of proficiency in clinical practice. Emphasis on radiographic procedures of the bony thorax, pelvis, vertebral column, and gastrointestinal system.
    Prerequisite(s): RAD-1410 , RAD-1510 , RAD-1530 ; RAD-1420  and RAD-1500  concurrent.
    2 days/8 hours.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    RAD-1550 Clinical Radiography III


    4 Credits
    Third course in the clinical education component of the program. Expands upon knowledge and skills from previous clinical education courses. Supervised, competency-based clinical education with emphasis on application of comprehensive didactic knowledge and demonstration of proficiency in clinical practice. Emphasis on radiographic procedures covered during RAD-1410  and RAD-1420 .
    Prerequisite(s): RAD-1420 RAD-1540 , and RAD-1500 .
    4 days/8 hours.
    (Offered summer only.)
  
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    RAD-1580 Image Production and Imaging Equipment II


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See RAD-2580 .
  
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    RAD-2410 Radiographic Procedures III


    3 Credits
    Emphasis on radiographic procedures of the cranium, computed tomography, cross-sectional anatomy, and special contrast procedures. Includes consideration of mobile, surgical, pediatric and geriatric patients, incorporating related pathology. Expanded study of pediatric, trauma and mobile and surgical radiography from previous semesters. This course expands upon course content of RAD-1420 , to include application of radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image production and evaluation, and patient care and education.
    Prerequisite(s): RAD-1550 ; RAD-2540  and RAD-2580  concurrent.
    2 lecture/3 lab hours.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    RAD-2420 Radiographic Procedures IV


    3 Credits
    The culmination of studies in radiographic procedures to include additional imaging modalities, patient care techniques, and professional growth and development. This course expands upon course content of RAD-2410 , to include application of radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image production and evaluation, and patient care and education. Emphasis is placed on preparation for the ARRT certifying examination and skills related to resume writing and seeking an entry-level position in the field of radiography.
    Prerequisite(s): RAD-2410 , RAD-2530 , and RAD-2580 ; RAD-2440  and RAD-2540  concurrent.
    2 lecture/3 lab hours.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    RAD-2440 Radiation Biology and Protection


    3 Credits
    Interactions of radiation with matter and biological effects associated with the use of ionizing radiation are presented. Focus is on radiation safety of patients and personnel based on the ALARA concept NCRP recommendations and NRC and COMAR regulations. Health implications to present and future generations, radiosensitivity and manifestation and treatment of radiation sickness are discussed.
    Prerequisite(s): RAD-2410 , RAD-2530  and RAD-2580 ; RAD-2420  and RAD-2540  concurrent.
    (Formerly RAD-1430 . Students may not receive credit for both RAD-1430 and RAD-2440.)
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    RAD-2530 Clinical Radiography IV


    4 Credits
    Fourth course in the clinical education component of the program. Expands upon the knowledge and skills from previous clinical education courses. Supervised, competency-based clinical education with emphasis on application of comprehensive didactic knowledge and demonstration of proficiency in clinical practice. Emphasis on cranial and pediatric radiography. Re-enforcement of application of radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image production and evaluation, patient care and education.
    Prerequisite(s): RAD-1550 ; RAD-2410  and RAD-2580  concurrent.
    2 days/8 hours.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    RAD-2540 Clinical Radiography V


    4 Credits
    Final course in the clinical education component of the program. Expands upon knowledge and skills from previous clinical education courses. Supervised, competency-based clinical education with emphasis on application of comprehensive didactic knowledge and demonstration of proficiency in clinical practice. This course serves as the culminating experience for the program, ensuring that graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in the field of radiography.
    Prerequisite(s): RAD-2410 , RAD-2530 , and RAD-2580 ; RAD-2420  and RAD-2440  concurrent.
    Capstone Course(s): Students must complete a minimum of 51 credits, including all prerequisite courses, prior to enrolling in this course. 2 days/8 hours.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    RAD-2580 Image Production and Imaging Equipment II


    3 Credits
    Continuation of RAD-1500 , exploring radiographic imaging systems in greater depth to include digital radiography. Quality control of radiographic equipment and analysis of common equipment malfunctions are expanded upon. Image acquisition and processing with both film/screen and digital radiography systems are included.
    Prerequisite(s): RAD-1550 ; RAD-2410  and RAD-2530  concurrent.
    (Formerly offered as RAD-1580 . Students may not receive credit for both RAD-1580 and RAD-2580.)
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    RAD-2950 Cross Sectional Anatomy


    3 Credits
    This course is a comprehensive review of all anatomical body systems in cross section as it relates to sectional imaging modalities such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Course content includes a review of anatomical landmarks, a comparison of normal versus abnormal anatomy, and pathological processes.
    Prerequisite(s): Certification or eligibility in appropriate supporting discipline or permission of the Radiography Program director.
    (Offered fall and spring.)
  
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    RAD-2960 Computed Tomography


    3 Credits
    Advanced modality course providing students with knowledge in patient care, radiation safety and dosimetry, general and special imaging procedures, physics and instrumentation, and quality assurance as they prepare for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam in Computed Tomography.
    Prerequisite(s): ARRT certification in the appropriate supporting discipline; RAD-2950  within past two years with a grade of C or higher or permission of the Radiography Program director.
    (Offered fall and spring.)
  
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    RAD-2970 Computed Tomography Clinical


    2 Credits
    Designed for those students who want to transfer their didactic knowledge to the clinical setting. Students will work under the supervision of registered CT technologists and board-certified radiologists as they perform CT examinations. Provides a base for completing some of the competency requirements for the ARRT post-primary examination. Students are required to submit to a criminal background check and drug screen and provide documentation of current health assessment and CPR certification prior to clinical placement. Students must possess current ARRT or NMTCB certification/registration and Maryland Licensure in an appropriate supporting discipline prior to beginning clinical education. Students will be required to complete mandatory clinical site safety and infection control training prior to beginning clinical education. Students will be required to purchase a subscription for a web-based clinical record documentation platform.
    Prerequisite(s): RAD-2950  within past two years with a grade of C or higher or permission of the Radiography Program director and RAD-2960  within the past two years with grade of C or higher.
    (Offered fall and spring.)
  
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    RAD-2980 Magnetic Resonance Imaging


    3 Credits
    Advanced modality course providing students with knowledge in patient care, radiation safety and dosimetry, general and special imaging procedures, physics and instrumentation, and quality assurances as they prepare the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam in MRI.
    Prerequisite(s): ARRT certification in the appropriate supporting discipline; RAD-2950  within the past two years with a grade of C or higher or permission of Radiography Program director.
    (Offered fall and spring.)
  
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    RAD-2990 Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging


    2 Credits
    Designed for those students who want to transfer their didactic knowledge to the clinical setting. Students will work under the supervision of registered MR technologists and board-certified radiologists as they perform MR examinations. Provides a base for completing competency requirements for the ARRT examination. All students are required to submit to a criminal background check and drug screen and to provide documentation of current health assessment and CPR certification prior to clinical placement. Students will be required to complete mandatory clinical site safety and infection control training prior to beginning clinical education. Students will be required to purchase a subscription for a web-based clinical record documentation platform.
    Prerequisite(s): RAD-2950  or permission of Radiography Program director and RAD-2980  within the past two years with grade of C or higher.
    (Offered fall and spring.)

Respiratory Therapy

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

RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.

  
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    RST-1531 Principles and Practice of Respiratory Therapy


    5 Credits
    Introduction to the fundamentals of patient assessment. This course provides an in-depth study of all respiratory therapy modalities of care utilized in general respiratory care practice including the basics of airway management. Labs are designed to teach the student how to develop good patient communication skills; to learn the function, capabilities, and limitations of respiratory therapy equipment; to allow the student to acquire, perfect, and apply the skills necessary to deliver optimum patient care in the clinical setting.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to RST program and completion of BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , EGL-1010 , CHM-1010 , and MAT-1350  or any other college algebra course, with a grade of C or higher; RST-1570  concurrent, with a grade of C or higher.
    4 class/3 lab hours.
    Note: RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    RST-1570 Principles of Cardiopulmonary Physiology


    4 Credits
    Anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system with emphasis on developing very precise and in-depth understanding of ventilation-perfusion, oxygen and carbon dioxide transport, acid-base balance, and chemical control of breathing.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to RST program and completion of BIO-2050 BIO-2060 , EGL-1010 , CHM-1010 , and MAT-1350  or any other college algebra course, with a grade of C or higher;  RST-1531  concurrent, with a grade of C or higher.
    Note: RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    RST-1600 Principles of Ventilatory Diseases


    3 Credits
    Designed to present the theoretical principles associated with the pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary disease entities, this course will cover obstructive and restrictive lung diseases with emphasis on assessment, evaluation, treatment, and management protocols for the respiratory care practitioner.
    Prerequisite(s): RST-1531  and RST-1570  with grades of C or higher; RST-1631  and RST-1741  concurrent.
    RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    RST-1631 Clinical Practice in Respiratory Therapy I


    2 Credits
    First clinical practicum with emphasis on applying cardiopulmonary physiology and principles of diseases for the assessment, evaluation and delivery of respiratory therapy procedures in general respiratory care.
    Prerequisite(s): RST-1531  and RST-1570 ; RST-1600  and RST-1741 concurrent. 8 clinical hours.
    RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    RST-1730 Clinical Practice in Respiratory Therapy II


    2 Credits
    Continued clinical practicum with emphasis on applying cardiopulmonary physiology and principles of diseases for the assessment and evaluation of procedures in general respiratory care. The student’s progress in the general care setting will be evaluated with the goal of introducing the student to the critical care setting during the latter part of this clinical rotation if demonstrated clinical skills in the general care setting are at the expected standard.
    Prerequisite(s): RST-1600 , RST-1631 , and RST-1741  with grades of C or higher.
    16 clinical hours per week.
    RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
    (Offered summer only.)
  
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    RST-1741 Principles of Mechanical Ventilation and Introduction to Critical Care


    6 Credits
    Familiarizes students with concepts of both non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilation and their application to patients in the intensive care setting. This will include but not be limited to: ventilator operating principles; physiological mechanics of compliance and resistance; flow patterns and pressure curves; PEEP therapy; pressure and volume modes of ventilation; set up and troubleshooting techniques using a variety of mechanical ventilators.
    Prerequisite(s): RST-1531  and RST-1570 ; Corequisite(s): RST-1600  and RST-1631 .
    4 class/ 6 lab hours.
    RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    RST-2490 Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care


    3 Credits
    Designed to prepare students with theoretical understanding of fetal cardiopulmonary development, disease states specific to neonatal and pediatric patients, as well as implementation of physical assessment and adaptation of respiratory care modalities to meet the needs of these unique groups of critically ill patients. Preparation for student entry into the neonatal/ pediatric critical care clinical rotation. Open to second-year respiratory therapy students.
    Prerequisite(s): RST-1730  with grade of C or higher; RST-2500  and RST-2530  concurrent.
    2 lecture/3 lab hours.
    RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    RST-2500 Pharmacology for Respiratory Therapy


    3 Credits
    Describes classification of drugs as they relate to all organ systems with pertinent review of anatomy and physiology. Included are concepts of pharmacology of analgesics, cardiovascular drugs, anesthetics, and all drugs utilized in the practice of respiratory therapy. Includes EKG interpretation and ACLS preparation.
    Prerequisite(s): RST-1730  with a grade of C or higher; RST-2490  and RST-2530  concurrent.
    RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    RST-2530 Clinical Practice in Critical Care I


    4 Credits
    Provides supervised clinical application of the principles and procedures of continuous mechanical ventilation in the critical care setting. Directed practice will include assessment, evaluation, analysis and decision-making skills related to monitoring and management of the critically ill patient.
    Prerequisite(s): RST-1730  with a grade of C or higher; RST-2490  and RST-2500  concurrent.
    16 clinical hours.
    RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
    (Offered fall only.)
  
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    RST-2620 Trends in Respiratory Therapy


    2 Credits
    Advanced principles of respiratory therapy with emphasis on critical care concepts. Computer-assisted instruction with clinical simulations enhance student learning and preparation for NBRC Board Examinations.
    Prerequisite(s): RST-2500 , RST-2490 , and RST-2530  with grades of C or higher; RST-2630  concurrent.
    RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
    (Offered spring only.)
  
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    RST-2630 Clinical Practice in Critical Care II


    4 Credits
    Provides supervised clinical application of the principles and procedures of continuous mechanical ventilation in the critical care setting. Directed practice will include assessment, evaluation, analysis and decision-making skills related to monitoring and management of the critically ill patient.
    Prerequisite(s): RST-2500 , RST-2530 , and RST-2490  with grades of C or higher; RST-2620  concurrent.
    Capstone Course(s): Students must complete a minimum of 52 credits, including all prerequisite courses, prior to enrolling in this course. 16 clinical hours.
    RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
    (Offered spring only.)

Service-Learning

Service-Learning Office
Bladen Hall, Room 210 | 301-546-0713

The Service-Learning Program encourages the development of civic responsibility through students’ participation in service projects within the community which support their academic objectives. Service-Learning at Prince George’s Community College is an academic component that can be integrated within the coursework of most disciplines and also is available as a separate independent credit course.

  
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    SLN-2010 Service-Learning


    1 Credit
    An independent volunteer experience of a minimum of 50 hours with a community organization that meets academic objectives within the student’s educational discipline. May be repeated for a combined total of six SLN Credits.
    The Service-Learning Program encourages the development of civic responsibility through students’ participation in service projects within the community which support their academic objectives. Service-Learning at Prince George’s Community College is an academic component that can be integrated within the coursework of most disciplines and also is available as a separate independent credit course.
  
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    SLN-2020 Service-Learning


    2 Credits
    An independent volunteer experience of a minimum of 100 hours with a community organization that meets academic objectives within the student’s educational discipline. May be repeated for a combined total of six SLN Credits.
    The Service-Learning Program encourages the development of civic responsibility through students’ participation in service projects within the community which support their academic objectives. Service-Learning at Prince George’s Community College is an academic component that can be integrated within the coursework of most disciplines and also is available as a separate independent credit course.
  
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    SLN-2030 Service-Learning


    3 Credits
    An independent volunteer experience of a minimum of 150 hours with a community organization that meets academic objectives within the student’s educational discipline. May be repeated for a combined total of six SLN Credits.
    The Service-Learning Program encourages the development of civic responsibility through students’ participation in service projects within the community which support their academic objectives. Service-Learning at Prince George’s Community College is an academic component that can be integrated within the coursework of most disciplines and also is available as a separate independent credit course.

Sociology

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

  
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    SOC-1010 Introduction to Sociology


    3 Credits
    Survey of sociological concepts and their application to socialization, social organizations, and social change. Social sciences general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
  
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    SOC-1020 Marriage and Family


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See SOC-2020 .
  
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    SOC-1030 Sociology of Food


    3 Credits
    Provides content-specific sociology course that would interest students in nursing, biological sciences, and food and hospitality. The growing ethnic diversity in the United States is implicated in the diet and health trends. The course will provide insights into the correlation between culture, lifestyles, food preparation and consumption, and health.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and writing proficiencies.
  
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    SOC-1150 Sociology of Death and Dying


    3 Credits
    Survey course offering a broad overview of death and dying across cultures. Topics include the historical evolution of care and treatment of the dying and the dead; attitudes toward death; the understanding of and care for terminally ill patients; funeral rituals; burial, mourning and grief practices; grief counseling; and suicide and euthanasia.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and writing proficiencies.
  
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    SOC-2010 Social Problems


    3 Credits
    Review of problems facing American society and their sociological implications, including theories of social deviance and social disorganization. Social sciences general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): SOC-1010 , PSY-1010 , or POS-1010 .
  
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    SOC-2020 Marriage and Family


    3 Credits
    Survey of modern marriage and family issues and related sociological trends in America.
    Prerequisite(s): SOC-1010 , PSY-1010 , or ANT-1030 .
    (Formerly SOC-1020. Students may not receive credit for both SOC-1020 and SOC-2020.)
  
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    SOC-2030 Criminology


    3 Credits
    Social and psychological concepts of criminal behavior and the chronic offender.
    Prerequisite(s): ANT-1010 , SOC-1010 , or PSY-1010 .
  
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    SOC-2090 The Sociology of Minorities


    3 Credits
    Outlines the establishment, maintenance, and breakdown of dominant processes between ethnic, racial, and religious groups with emphasis on cross-cultural and cross-national patterns.
    Prerequisite(s): ANT-1030  or POS-1010  or SOC-1010  or PSY-1010 .
  
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    SOC-2400 Introduction to Public Health and Health Care Policy


    3 Credits
    An interdisciplinary course taught by leaders in the field focusing on the many areas contributing to public health and health policy. The intent is to heighten awareness of learners as both citizens and voters in understanding the importance of public health and health care policy development in the United States. Site visits to local and state health departments and government agencies will be included.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency and EGL-1010 .
  
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    SOC-2890H Honors Colloquium in Sociology


    3 Credits
    This honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field of sociology 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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    SOC-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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    SOC-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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    SOC-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.

Spanish

Language Studies Department
Bladen Hall, Room 309 | 301-546-0946

Spanish courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent.

  
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    SPN-1010 Spanish for Beginners


    3 Credits
    Introduction to the language (reading, writing, understanding, and speaking) and to the culture of Spain and the Hispanic countries. Humanities general education class.
    Spanish courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent.
    Note: Not for native speakers.
  
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    SPN-1020 Spanish for Advanced Beginners


    3 Credits
    Continued development of Spanish language skills and cross-cultural understanding begun in SPN-1010 . Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN-1010  or two years of high school Spanish or equivalent.
    Spanish courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent.
    Note: Not for native speakers.
  
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    SPN-1030 Accelerated Spanish for Beginners


    4 Credits
    Intensive review course that includes the material from the regular paced first semester (Spanish for Beginners) and second semester (Spanish for Advanced Beginners) classes and focuses on skills development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, along with cultural elements from the Spanish-speaking world.
    Prerequisite(s): Two years of high school Spanish or equivalent, or permission of the department.
    Spanish courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent.
    Note: Not for native speakers.
  
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    SPN-2010 Intermediate Spanish I


    3 Credits
    Intermediate study of the Spanish language and culture building on the foundation of Spanish for Beginners. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN-1020  or three years of high school Spanish or equivalent.
    Spanish courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent.
    Note: Native/heritage speakers welcome.
  
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    SPN-2020 Intermediate Spanish II


    3 Credits
    Continuation of SPN-2010  with emphasis on the history and culture of Spain and Latin America. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN-2010  or four years of high school Spanish or equivalent. Native Spanish speakers welcome with permission of the department.
    Spanish courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent.
    Note: Native/heritage speakers welcome.
  
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    SPN-2040 Advanced Conversation


    3 Credits
    Advanced preparation for students who wish to develop fluency and confidence in speaking Spanish. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN-2010  or four years of high school Spanish or equivalent. Native Spanish speakers welcome with permission of the department.
    Spanish courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent.
    Note: Native/heritage speakers welcome.

Speech Communication

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

  
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    SPH-1010 Introduction to Speech Communication


    3 Credits
    Oral communication theory and practice focusing on interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Humanities general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL- 1060) with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    SPH-1030 Argumentation and Debate


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See SPH-2030 .
  
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    SPH-1030H Honors Argumentation and Debate


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See SPH-2030H .
  
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    SPH-1050 Group Communication and Leadership


    3 Credits
    Fundamentals of small group communication, including structuring of groups and extensive practice in group discussion and meeting management. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    SPH-1090 Interpersonal Communication


    3 Credits
    Development of oral communication skills to enhance human interaction, including nonverbal and verbal language usage, listening, conflict management and multicultural communication. Humanities general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    SPH-1110 Public Speaking


    3 Credits
    Development of public speaking skills. Humanities general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    SPH-1130 Interviewing


    3 Credits
    Principles and procedures of interviewing, focusing on different types of interviews, their structures, and the roles of the interviewer and interviewee.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    SPH-2030 Argumentation and Debate


    3 Credits
    Principles, preparation, and practice of oral argumentation and debate.
    Prerequisite(s): SPH-1010 , SPH-1050 , SPH-1090 , or SPH-1110  with grade of C or higher.
    (Formerly SPH-1030 . Students may not receive credit for both SPH-1030  and SPH-2030.)
  
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    SPH-2030H Honors Argumentation and Debate


    3 Credits
    Principles, preparation, and practice of oral argumentation and debate.
    Prerequisite(s): SPH-1010 , SPH-1050 , SPH-1090 , or SPH-1110  with a grade of A or B.
    (Formerly SPH-1030H . Students may not receive credit for both SPH-1030H  and SPH-2030H.)
  
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    SPH-2070 Voice and Diction


    3 Credits
    Development of vocal skills and articulation through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
    Prerequisite(s): SPH-1010 , SPH-1050 , SPH-1090 , or SPH-1110  with grade of C or higher.
    (Formerly SPH-1070 . Students may not receive credit for both SPH-1070  and SPH-2070.)
  
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    SPH-2090 Advanced Interpersonal Communication


    3 Credits
    Provides an in-depth understanding of human communication and social media theories from personal, cultural, social, and organizational perspectives. Designed to help students develop flexibility and competence in their communication skills while using social media, and to better understand the advantages/disadvantages of social media in their interpersonal relationships. These acquired skills will help students enhance their personal, social, and professional relationships, especially as they prepare for organizational advancement and leadership roles.
    Prerequisite(s): SPH-1090 .
  
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    SPH-2200 Gender and Communication


    3 Credits
    Examines sex, gender, sexuality, and culture in relational situations. This course explores ways in which communication behavior affects every facet of life in how gender and gender roles are perceived. Students will critically think and analyze issues of gender and communication. This will be achieved by examining theoretical perspectives of socialization, stereotypes, and male and female interactions.
    (Formerly SPH-1200 . Students may not receive credit for both SPH-1200  and SPH-2200.)
  
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    SPH-2210 Applied Speech Communication and Theatre


    3 Credits
    Group and individualized instruction in speech, mass media, and theatre.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department.
    2 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    SPH-2230 Intercultural Communication


    3 Credits
    Exploring communication differences and similarities when living and working with people of differing ethnicity, race, sex, age and/or nationality.
    Prerequisite(s): SPH-1010 , SPH-1050 , SPH-1090 , or SPH-1110  with grade of C or higher.
    (Formerly SPH-1230 . Students may not receive credit for both SPH-1230  and SPH-2230.)
  
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    SPH-2890H Honors Colloquium in Speech


    3 Credits
    This honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field of speech 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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    SPH-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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    SPH-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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    SPH-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.

Surgical Technology

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

SGT courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.

  
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    SGT-1010 Introduction to Surgical Technology


    3 Credits
    An introduction to basic surgical instrumentation along with specific nomenclature and classification related to surgical procedures. Concepts of sterilization and disinfection and their effects on wound healing are included. The care, use and handling of instrumentation and suture material are provided through hands-on application. In addition to a thorough introduction on instrumentation, students will also receive a basic foundation in surgical technology.
    Prerequisite(s): Program admission and eligibility for EGL-1010  and MAT-1120 ; BIO-2050  and HIM-1530  completed or concurrent.
    2 lecture/3 lab hours.
    SGT courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
  
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    SGT-1030 Surgical Procedures I


    4 Credits
    In order to understand surgical procedures, the student must be able to explore specific medical conditions, signs, and symptoms leading up to surgery. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to identify anatomy and related pathology for various specialties. Specialties to be covered shall include General, OB/GYN, Genitourinary, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition, students will be able to identify and speculate on diagnostic procedures necessary before and during these surgical procedures.
    Prerequisite(s): HIM-1530 , BIO-2050 , and SGT-1010  with grades of C or higher; BIO-2060  completed or concurrent.
    2 lecture/6 lab hours.
    Note: SGT courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
  
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    SGT-2010 Surgical Technology Clinical I


    5 Credits
    First clinical practicum that introduces the student to an actual operating room setting. Students are provided the opportunity to apply the principles of aseptic technique, prepare instruments and other sterile items for surgical procedures and assist in basic operating room procedures. Students will be assigned to a clinical affiliation eight hours per day, five days per week, for seven weeks for a total of 280 hours of clinical experience. Competency based clinical skills must be successfully completed and checked off.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO-2060  and SGT-1030  with grades of C or higher.
    40 clinical hours/week.
    SGT courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
  
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    SGT-2050 Surgical Procedures II


    3 Credits
    Intermediate level of the surgical procedures series of classes within the Surgical Technology Program. Focuses on advance surgical procedures such as Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Otorhinolaryngologic Surgery, Neurologic Surgery, and other specialties as deemed necessary by the instructor. In addition to new concepts in surgical intervention, more complicated types of instrumentation are introduced. Students will continue to learn to anticipate surgeon’s needs through the process of association and the identification of applied surgical patterns.
    Prerequisite(s): SGT-2010  with a grade of C or higher; SGT-2100  concurrent; BIO-2010  completed or concurrent.
    2 lecture/3 lab hours.
    SGT courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
  
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    SGT-2070 Surgical Procedures III


    3 Credits
    The highest level of the surgical procedures series of classes within the Surgical Technology Program. This course focuses on advanced surgical procedures to include but not limited to Ophthalmic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery. In addition to new concepts in surgical intervention, more instrumentation will be introduced. Students will continue to learn to anticipate surgeon’s needs through the process of association and the identification of applied surgical patterns.
    Prerequisite(s): SGT-2050 , SGT-2100 , and BIO-2010  with grades of C or higher; SGT-2200  and SGT-2300  concurrent.
    2 lecture/3 lab hours.
    SGT courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
  
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    SGT-2100 Surgical Technology Clinical II


    4 Credits
    Second practicum class in the Surgical Technology Program. Students continue in their experiences at their previous clinical affiliation eight hours per day, two days per week, for 15 weeks for a total of 240 hours of clinical experience. Competency based skills must be successfully completed and checked off. Students are expected to perform at a level requiring more independence with some guidance still expected.
    Prerequisite(s): SGT-2010  with a grade of C or higher; SGT-2050  concurrent and BIO-2010  completed or concurrent.
    16 clinical hours
    SGT courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
  
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    SGT-2200 Surgical Technology Clinical III


    4 Credits
    The final practicum class in the Surgical Technology Program. Students complete their experiences at their clinical affiliation eight hours per day, two days per week, for 15 weeks for a total of 240 hours of clinical experience. Competency based skills must be successfully completed and checked off. At this level the student is expected to perform independently, at the level expected of an entry-level practitioner.
    Prerequisite(s): SGT-2050 , SGT-2100 , and BIO-2010  with grades of C or higher; SGT-2070  and SGT-2300  concurrent.
    16 clinical hours.
    SGT courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
  
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    SGT-2300 Professional Success Preparation


    3 Credits
    This course prepares the surgical technology program graduate for entry into the workforce. Topics include test-taking strategies, resume preparation, and interviewing techniques. Upon completion, students will be able to prepare a resume, demonstrate appropriate interview techniques, and identify personal strengths and weaknesses. This capstone course includes comprehensive review of theoretical knowledge presented throughout the course of the surgical technology program. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are challenged.
    Prerequisite(s): SGT-2050  and SGT-2100  with grades of C or higher; SGT-2070  and SGT-2200  concurrent.
    Capstone Course(s): Students must complete a minimum of 45 credits, including any prerequisite courses, prior to enrolling in this course.
    Note: SGT courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.

Teacher Education

All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Teacher Education Department
Marlboro Hall, Room 2011 | 301-546-0780 or 301-546-5250

  
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    TED-1100 Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education


    3 Credits
    Develops an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the early childhood education professional, and the history and current practices of early childhood education in the field today. Includes the types of developmentally appropriate programs and related services in the field and their theoretical foundations.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency. Reading proficiency. For students in the AAS in ECE Program, TED-1100 and TED-1110  must be taken concurrently. TED-1100 and TED-1200  may be taken concurrently
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-1110 Professional Dispositions and Behaviors for Educational Settings


    2 Credits
    Focuses on professional dispositions and behaviors that are required to be successful in the field of teacher education. Students will be introduced to the NAEYC code of ethics, In TASC standards for professionalism, and other needed professional behaviors. Students will be required to demonstrate these behaviors in simulated and real-life situations. This course must be taken concurrently with TED-1100  and is a required course for all A.A.S. in ECE students. It must be passed with a grade of B or higher and can only be taken twice. Students failing this course for the second time cannot continue in the A.A.S. in ECE program.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-1200 Child Growth and Development


    3 Credits
    An introduction to the growth and development of children and adolescents. Emphasis is on physical, intellectual, and social/emotional aspects of child development and techniques to foster optimum physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development in educational settings. Students in the A.A.S. in ECE Program may take TED-1100  and TED-1110  in the same semester. Students in the A.A.T. in ECE Program may register for TED-1110  in the same semester.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-1300 Methods and Materials in Early Childhood Education


    3 Credits
    Focuses on the methods and proper use of materials for effectively teaching young children. Students will plan and implement developmentally appropriate units, lessons, and activities for young children in a variety of settings.
    Prerequisite(s): For students in the A.A.S. in ECE Program: TED-1100  and TED-1200  with grades of C or higher. Grade of B or higher in TED-1110 . For students in the A.A.T. in ECE Program: TED-1100  and TED-1200  with grades of C or higher. TED-1300 may be taken concurrently with TED-1400 .
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-1400 Introduction to Multicultural Education


    3 Credits
    An introduction to the principles, concepts, and strategies of multicultural education. Emphasis is on using this knowledge to be able to create a classroom environment that is respectful of all students’ cultures, recognizes the complexity of the world in which they live, and utilizes a variety of tools to foster multicultural awareness. Students may register for TED-1300  in the same semester.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): For students in the A.A.S. in ECE Program: TED-1100  and TED-1200  with grades of C or higher. Grade of B or higher in TED-1110 . For students in the A.A.T. in ECE Program: TED-1100  and TED-1200  with grades of C or higher. TED-1300  may be taken concurrently with TED-1400.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-1980 Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century


    3 Credits
    Intended for those students who wish to learn more about the teaching profession or those who may be thinking of changing their majors or careers to the field of education. Students will learn about the different areas of education, the programs for teacher education at the college, what it means to be an education professional, and an introduction to the basic concepts and skills in the field. The course encompasses hands-on activities and out-of-class experiences for students to gain additional knowledge about the field of education.
    Prerequisite(s): DVR-0051  or equivalent.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2000 Foundations of Education


    3 Credits
    Introduces the study of schools from historical, philosophical, political and sociological perspectives. Current issues and practices in education are explored with attention to the many interactive influences of schools and society.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency. It is recommended that A.A.T. students take TED-2000 concurrently with TED-2001 .
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2001 Field Experience for Foundations of Education


    1 Credit
    This course gives students the opportunity to observe local teachers in elementary, middle, and high schools. They will become familiar with the local school system and with how teachers and schools address educational issues studied in TED-2000 . They will spend at least 15 clock hours in a school at the level at which they want to be certified. Students will attend a seminar at Prince George’s Community College every other week.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency. It is recommended that students take TED-2001 concurrently with TED-2000 .
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2061 Field Experience for Educational Psychology


    1 Credit
    Students will engage in guided field observations of the teaching and learning process. They will spend at least 15 clock hours in a school at the level at which they want to be certified. Students will attend a seminar at Prince George’s Community College every other week. The field experience is an opportunity to apply concepts learned in PSY-2060  to processes of teaching and learning at a local school.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading Proficiency. It is recommended that A.A.T. students take this course concurrently with PSY-2060 .
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2100 Processes and Acquisition of Reading


    3 Credits
    Students will be able to explain the language and cognitive precursors to the reading acquisition process. Students will demonstrate a knowledge of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency in developing readers.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2110 Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Teaching


    3 Credits
    An introduction to the curriculum and teaching strategies necessary for developing a quality infant and toddler program. Students will plan and implement developmentally appropriate units, lessons, and activities for infants and toddlers in a variety of program settings.
    Prerequisite(s): TED-1100 , TED-1110 , TED-1200 , TED-1300  and TED-1400 .
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2115 School Age Child Care: Curriculum and Teaching


    3 Credits
    An introduction to the curriculum and teaching strategies necessary for developing a quality school age (before and after care) program. Students will plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities or lessons, develop schedules for school-age programming, and examine appropriate practices for teaching and guiding behavior in a school age program.
    Prerequisite(s): TED-1100 , TED-1110 , TED-1200 , TED-1300 , and TED-1400 .
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2200 Guiding Behavior in Educational Settings


    3 Credits
    Develops an understanding of the strategies for managing and guiding behaviors in children from birth to adolescence. Focuses on how to foster positive social interactions and to engage in positive guidance strategies in a variety of educational settings.
    Prerequisite(s): TED-1100 , TED-1110 , TED-1200 , TED-1300 , and TED-1400 .
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2300 Introduction to Special Education


    3 Credits
    Designed as an introduction to the field of special education. The course covers the education of exceptional students: historical, philosophical, educational, legal issues, and current practices in assessment, diagnosis and teaching.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency. It is recommended that A.A.T. students take TED-2301  concurrently with TED-2300 .
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2301 Field Experience for Special Education


    1 Credit
    This course allows students to engage in guided observations of special education practice in local public schools for a total of 15 hours. Students will attend a seminar at the college every other week. This field experience is an opportunity to apply concepts learned in TED-2300  to the processes of teaching and learning at a local school.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency. It is recommended that students take this course concurrently with TED-2300 .
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2350 Early Childhood Special Education


    3 Credits
    Introduction to the field of special education, including characteristics of exceptional children and developmentally appropriate materials and instructional techniques in a variety of educational settings.
    Prerequisite(s): For students in the A.A.S. in ECE Program: TED-1100 , TED-1200 , TED-1300 , and TED-1400  with grades of C or higher. Grade of B or higher in TED-1110 . For students in the A.A.T. in ECE Program: TED-1100 , TED-1200 , TED-1300 , and TED-1400  with grades of C or higher.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2355 Inclusive Practices for Classrooms


    3 Credits
    Focuses on appropriate inclusion strategies for students with special needs in the general education classroom, grades pre-K-12. Activities and assessments will focus on the age/ grade level(s) students teach or plan on teaching. This course can be counted as an elective course for the A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education and is appropriate for teachers seeking recertification or who are currently teaching in the field.
    Prerequisite(s): For students in the A.A.S. in ECE Program: TED-1100 , TED-1110 , TED-1200 , TED-1300 , TED-1400 , and TED-2350 . For current teachers or other students, departmental permission is required instead.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2400 Language Arts in Early Childhood Education


    3 Credits
    Focuses on understanding the developmental progression of language development in young children, explores strategies for creating an environment which strengthens children’s emerging literacy skills, and identifies methods and materials for teaching young children pre-literacy and literacy skills and concepts. Students will plan and implement developmentally appropriate literacy and pre-literacy units, lessons, and activities for young children in a variety of educational settings.
    Prerequisite(s): TED-1100 , TED-1110 , TED-1200 , TED-1300 , and TED-1400 .
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2510 Classroom Strategies for English Language Learners


    3 Credits
    Focuses on meeting the needs of English Language Learners I a classroom (Pre-K-grade 12). Students will learn about culturally responsive instruction and how to create a classroom climate that affirms linguistic and cultural diversity. Additionally, students will learn how to use a variety of teaching strategies to enhance both second language acquisition and learning of content knowledge and skills. Activities and assessments will focus on the grade level(s) students teach or plan on teaching. This course can be counted as an elective course for the A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education and is appropriate for current teachers and those seeking recertification of all grade levels.
    Prerequisite(s): For students in the A.A.S. ECE Program: TED-1110 , TED-1200 , TED-1300 , and TED-1400 . For current teachers or other students, departmental permission is required instead.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2515 Mathematics and Science Strategies for Young Children


    3 Credits
    Focuses on infusing mathematics and science concepts and skills into classroom settings for young children. Students will identify appropriate concepts in mathematics and science for young children, as well as effective and developmentally appropriate strategies for teaching these concepts to them. This course can be counted as an elective course for the A.A.S. program in Early Childhood Education and is also appropriate for current teachers of young children in child care, preschool, or school settings, as well as for teachers seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): TED-1100 , TED-1110 , TED-1200 , TED-1300 , and TED-1400 ; MAT-1050  or higher; and any general education science course. For current teachers or other students, departmental permission is required instead.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2520 Using New Technologies in Teaching and Learning


    3 Credits
    (Formerly Using New Literacies in the Classroom) An indepth exploration of new forms of literacy made possible by digital technology developments. Students will explore how new literacies, such as wikis, blogs, and Internet projects, can be used to enhance learning in the classroom. Students will learn both how to effectively use existing sources and to create sources for learning in their classroom. Additionally, students will explore how these new literacies build upon traditional reading and writing experiences and why new literacy skills are necessary in the 21st century. This course can be counted as an elective course for the A.A.S. program in Early Childhood Education and is appropriate for current teachers or those seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): For students in the A.A.S. in ECE Program: TED-1100 , TED-1110 , TED-1200 , TED-1300 , and TED-1400 . For current teachers or other students, departmental permission is required instead.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2650 Child Care Center Administration and Management


    3 Credits
    Focuses on the administration and management of a child care center. Emphasis is on meeting state requirements for physical facilities, licensing, insurance, and staffing child care programs. Other topics include record keeping, budgeting, hiring, training and managing staff, food services, equipment, materials, community involvement and resources, and current topics in child care.
    Prerequisite(s): TED-1100 , TED-1110 , TED-1200 , TED-1300 , and TED-1400 .
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2750 Field Work in Early Childhood Education


    3 Credits
    Field work designed to provide the student with “real life” experiences in a center for young children or an elementary school’s prekindergarten through third grade classroom. Students will complete 6 hours per week (2 days per week, each for a 3-hour block of teaching time) at a college-assigned field work site. This experience will take place under the guidance of both an experienced teacher and a college supervisor. Student will also complete weekly course work, both online and through several on-campus meetings. The focus of this capstone course is on the development of the necessary teaching skills to maintain an effective learning environment. These skills include: lesson planning, implementation, and reflection; pedagogy, curriculum planning and assessment; classroom management; and effective communication with other professionals, students, and families.
    Prerequisite(s): For students in the A.A.S. in ECE Program: TED-1100 , TED-1110 , TED-1200 , TED-1300 , TED-1400 , and TED-2350 . For students in the A.A.T. in ECE Program: TED-1100 , TED-1200 , TED-1300 , TED-1400 , and TED-2350 . For all students: This is a Capstone Course: Students must have completed a minimum of 47 credit hours, including all required prerequisites, prior to enrolling in this course. A cumulative GPA of 2.00 is also required.
    2 class hours/6 field hours.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2751 Field Work in Early Childhood Special Education


    3 Credits
    Field work designed to provide the student with “real life” experience in a special education setting. Students will complete 6 hours per week on Saturdays at the Children’s Developmental Clinic on the PGCC Largo campus. This experience will take place under the guidance of both an experienced teacher and a college supervisor. Students will also complete weekly course work, both online and through several on-campus meetings. The focus of this capstone course is on the development of the necessary teaching skills to maintain an effective learning environment for children with special needs. These skills include: lesson planning, implementation, and reflection; pedagogy, curriculum planning and assessment; classroom management; and effective communication with other professionals, students, and families.
    Prerequisite(s): For students in the A.A.S. in ECE Program: TED-1100 , TED-1110 , TED-1200 , TED-1300 , TED-1400 , TED-2200 , and TED-2350 . For students in the A.A.T. in ECE Program: TED-1100 , TED-1200 , TED-1300 , TED-1400 , and TED-2350 . For all students: This is a Capstone Course-students must have completed a minimum of 47 credit hours, including all required prerequisites, prior to enrolling in this course. A cumulative GPA of 2.00 is also required.
    2 class hours/6 field hours.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2800 Materials for Teaching Reading


    3 Credits
    Introduces students to a variety of materials to be used for the purposes of developing phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency. Students will learn to select and evaluate materials as well as utilize the expertise of parents and other members of the community to help fulfill goals of the reading program. This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission required.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2801 Instruction of Reading


    3 Credits
    Focuses on the teaching of reading from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Students will develop and use a variety of developmentally appropriate word recognition and reading comprehension strategies. Students also will examine a balanced literacy program which fosters phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission required.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2802 Assessment of Reading


    3 Credits
    Students will expand their understanding of appropriate assessment practices and apply these practices to literacy assessment. Students will learn a variety of assessment tools and techniques for the elementary classroom. For each type of assessment presented, students learn administrative procedures, explore strengths and limitations of the instrument or technique and practice developing instructional implications from results. This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission required.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
 

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