Apr 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic 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.
 

Mathematics

Mathematics Department
Marlboro Hall, Room 3046 | 301-546-0421

Students must enroll in a general education math course appropriate for their program of study within their first 18 hours of credit-bearing courses.

A grade of C or higher is required for any course used to satisfy a prerequisite for any other math course. Course descriptions should be checked for specific prerequisites. In addition, all math courses have a prerequisite of reading proficiency.

All mathematics courses require extensive use of a computer and/or a graphing calculator.

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Medical Assisting

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

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Multi-Disciplinary English/History

Social Sciences Department
Marlboro Hall, Room 2054 | 301-546-0526

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Music

Humanities Department
Center for Health Studies, Room 2404 | 301-546-0926

There is a music theory prerequisite for all incoming music majors. Students must have basic knowledge of fundamentals in order to be in MUSIC 1150.

Music fundamentals knowledge list:

  1. Identify the principles of notation, including meter, key signature, and texture, by analyzing a musical score.
  2. Construct scales, intervals, and triads, using music notation.
  3. Identify aurally and notate intervals, scales, triads, and rhythmic patterns.
  4. Read and sing intervals, scales, and simple phrases.
  5. Play scales, intervals, triads, and simple phrases on the keyboard.

Those students whose fundamental skills are less developed are required to take MUS-1000  Fundamentals of Music Theory.

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