Sep 19, 2020  
Student Catalog 2017-2018 (Archived) 
    
Student Catalog 2017-2018 (Archived) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Heating and Air Conditioning Technology

  
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    ACT 2513 - Heating Systems

    3 Semester Hours
    Various types of residential and commercial heating systems. Includes gas, oil, electric, compression, and hydroponic heating systems. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.
  
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    ACT 2623 - Heat Load and Air Properties

    3 Semester Hours
    Introduction to heat load calculations for residential and light commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Included are air distribution, duct sizing, selection of grills and registers, types of fans, air velocity, and fan performance. An introduction is provided to air testing instruments and computer usage. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.
  
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    ACT 2913 - Special Project in Heating and Air Conditioning Technology

    3 Semester Hours
    A course designed to provide the student with practical application of skills and knowledge gained in the courses. The instructor works closely with the student to ensure that the selection of a project will enhance the student ‘s learning experience. Six hours laboratory.
  
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    ACT 2923 - Supervised Work Experience in Heating and Air Conditioning

    3 Semester Hours
    A course which is a cooperative program between industry and education and is designed to integrate the student’s technical studies with industrial experience. Credit is awarded on the basis of one semester hour per 45 industrial contact hours. Externship.

History

  
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    HIS 1113 - Western Civilizations I

    3 Semester Hours
    This is a general survey of Western Civilization from ancient times to the mid-seventeenth century
  
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    HIS 1123 - Western Civilizations II

    3 Semester Hours
    This is a general survey of Western Civilization since the seventeenth century
  
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    HIS 1163 - World Civilizations I

    3 Semester Hours
    This is a general survey of world history from ancient times to the 1500s.
  
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    HIS 1173 - World Civilizations II

    3 Semester Hours
    This is a general survey of world history from the 1500s to modern times.
  
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    HIS 1613 - Survey of African-American History

    3 Semester Hours
    This is a survey of African American history from Africa origins to modern times.
  
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    HIS 2213 - American (US) History I

    3 Semester Hours
    This is a survey of American (U.S.) history to 1877
  
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    HIS 2223 - American (US) History II

    3 Semester Hours
    This is a survey of American (U.S.) history since 1877.

Honors

  
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    HON 1911 - Honors Forum I

    1 Semester Hours
    Admission is by invitation only. Interdisciplinary studies of selected issues confronting the individual and society with discussions led by scholars, faculty, and/or students.
  
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    HON 1913 - Leadership Honors Forum

    3 Semester Hours
    Admission is by invitation only. This course has as its central focus the development of leadership skills. It is designed to provide a basic understanding of leadership and group dynamics theory and to assist the student in developing a personal philosophy of leadership and awareness of one’s own style of leadership. This course integrates readings from the humanities, classic works of literature, and experimental learning exercises with readings and situations of traditional theories.
  
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    HON 1921 - Honors Forums II

    1 Semester Hours
    Continued study of HON 1911 
  
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    HON 2911 - Honors Forums III

    1 Semester Hours
    A continuation of HON 1921 .
  
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    HON 2921 - Honors Forums IV

    1 Semester Hours
    A continuation of HON 2911 .

Hospitality Management Technology

  
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    HRT 1114 - Culinary Principles I

    4 Semester Hours
    Fundamentals of food preparation and cookery emphasizing high standards for preparation of meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, stocks, sauces, and farinaceous items. Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory.
  
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    HRT 1123 - Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is designed as an introduction to the hospitality and tourism industry. The course includes discussions and industry observations to discover the opportunities, trends, problems, and organizations in the field. Three hours lecture
  
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    HRT 1213 - Sanitation and Safety

    3 Semester Hours
    Basic principles of microbiology, sanitation, and safety for a food service operation, implement at ion of sanitation procedures, cost control, and risk reduction standards in a hospitality operation are covered. Servsafesanitation certification from the National Restaurant Association is offered as a part of this course. Familiarization with kitchen tools and equipment, terminology, and food service mathematics. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. (ManageFirst Course)
  
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    HRT 1223 - Restaurant and Catering Operations

    3 Semester Hours
    Principles of organizing and managing a food and beverage facilities and catering operations. Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory (ManageFirst Course)
  
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    HRT 1413 - Rooms Division Management

    3 Semester Hours
    An operational approach to rooms division management in the hospitality industry, including front office management and housekeeping operations. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.
  
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    HRT 1511 - Hospitality Seminar I

    1 Semester Hours
    In this course, students will learn leadership and management skills necessary for success in the fields of business marketing management, hospitality and tourism management or any other student who wishes to participate The course addresses computer based management systems Emphasis will be placed on developing civic, social, business responsibilities and Collegiate DECA student organization activities One hour lecture
  
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    HRT 1521 - Hospitality Seminar II

    1 Semester Hours
    In this course, students will learn leadership and management skills necessary for success in the fields of business marketing management, hospitality and tourism management or any other student who wishes to participate The course addresses computer based management systems Emphasis will be placed on developing civic, social, business responsibilities and Collegiate DECA student organization activities One hour lecture
  
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    HRT 1531 - Hospitality Seminar III

    1 Semester Hours
    In this course, students will learn leadership and management skills necessary for success in the fields of business marketing management, hospitality and tourism management or any other student who wishes to participate The course addresses computer based management systems Emphasis will be placed on developing civic, social, business responsibilities and Collegiate DECA student organization activities One hour lecture
  
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    HRT 1541 - Hospitality Seminar IV

    1 Semester Hours
    In this course, students will learn leadership and management skills necessary for success in the fields of business marketing management, hospitality and tourism management or any other student who wishes to participate The course addresses computer based management systems Emphasis will be placed on developing civic, social, business responsibilities and Collegiate DECA student organization activities One hour lecture
  
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    HRT 2233 - Hospitality Cost Control

    3 Semester Hours
    This course focuses on principles and procedures involved in an effective food and beverage control system, including standards determination, the operating budget, cost-volume-profit analysis, income and cost controls, menu pricing, labor cost control, and computer applications. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory (ManageFirst Course)
  
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    HRT 2613 - Hospitality Supervision

    3 Semester Hours
    This course focuses on supervisory skills in leadership styles, communication skills, motivational techniques, employee training techniques, and evaluation methods. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory
  
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    HRT 2623 - Hospitality Human Resource Management

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is designed to explore the principles of hospitality human resource management with an emphasis placed on the study of human behavior and human relations in the hospitality industry. Three hours lecture
  
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    HRT 2713 - Marketing Hospitality Services

    3 Semester Hours
    This course covers the application of marketing methodologies and terms to the hospitality and tourism industry, the use of sales techniques for selling to targeted markets and developing marketing plans for hospitality and tourism operations. Three hours lecture (ManageFirst Course)
  
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    HRT 2913 - Supervised Work Experience

    3 Semester Hours
    (Prerequisite: Sophomore Classification) Supervised work experience in hotel, restaurant or tourism management. A course which is a cooperative program between industry and education and is designed to integrate the student’s technical skills with industrial experience. Firm and type of employment must be approved in advance by the instructor. Nine hours Externship (ManageFirst Course) 135 hours of industrial contact required

Industrial Maintenance

  
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    IMM 1111 - Industrial Maintenance Safety

    1 Semester Hours
    General safety practices, personal safety, electrical safety practices, and power equipment safety (1 sch: 1 hr lecture)
  
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    IMM 1121 - Industrial Maintenance Math and Measurement

    1 Semester Hours
    Mathematical and measurement procedures and instruments related to industrial maintenance. (1 sch: 1 hr lecture)
  
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    IMM 1131 - Industrial Maintenance Blueprint

    1 Semester Hours
    Blueprints, schematics, and plans used in industrial maintenance including instruction in nomenclature, different views, and symbols and notations (1 sch: 1 hr lecture)
  
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    IMM 1133 - Industrial Maintenance Blueprint Reading

    3 Semester Hours
    Blueprints, schematics, and plans used in industrial maintenance including instruction in nomenclature, different views, and symbols and notations. Lecture with laboratory demonstration.
  
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    IMM 1213 - Intro to Industrial Maintenance

    3 Semester Hours
    This course includes basic tools of the trade, fasteners and anchors, oxyfuel cutting, gaskets and packing, craft-related mathematics, construction drawings, pumps and drivers, introduction to valves and test equipment, material handling, mobile and support equipment, and lubrication. (3 sch: 2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    IMM 1243 - Mechanical Industrial Maintenance I

    3 Semester Hours
    This course includes advanced trade math, precision measuring tools, installing bearings, and installing couplings. (3 sch: 1 hr lecture, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    IMM 1253 - Mechanical Industrial Maintenance II

    3 Semester Hours
    This course includes advanced settings baseplates and prealignment, conventional alignment, installing belt and chain drives, and installing mechanical seals. (3 sch: 2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    IMM 1313 - Principles of Hydraulics and Pneumatics

    3 Semester Hours
    Instruction in basic principles of hydraulics and pneumatics and the inspection, maintenance, and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. (3 sch: 2 hr lecture, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    IMM 1524 - Preventive Maintenance and Service of Equipment

    4 Semester Hours
    Instruction in basic maintenance and troubleshooting techniques, use of technical manuals and test equipment, and inspection/evaluation/repair of equipment. Two hours lecture, four hours lab
  
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    IMM 1813 - Industrial Electricity for Industrial Maintenance Mechanics

    3 Semester Hours
    Instruction in terminology and basic principles of electricity, use of test equipment, safety practices for working around and with electricity, and basic electrical procedures. (3 sch: 1 hr lecture, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    IMM 1823 - Advanced Industrial Electricity for Industrial Maintenance Mechanics

    3 Semester Hours
    Advanced skills and knowledge associated with electrical systems in an industrial setting. Content includes instruct ion in the National Electrical Code, electrical circuits, motors, and estimating expenses for a given project. (3 sch: 6 hrs lab)
  
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    IMM 1913 - Special Projects in Industrial Maintenance

    3 Semester Hours
    e that select ion of a special project enhances the student ‘s learning experiences. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of one semester hour per 45 industrial contact hours. (3 sch: 45 -135 contact hours)
  
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    IMM 2113 - Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair

    3 Semester Hours
    Maintenance and troubleshooting techniques, use of technical manuals and test equipment, and inspection/evaluation/repair of equipment. (3 sch: 1 hr lecture, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    IMM 2623 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

    3 Semester Hours
    ELT/IMM 2613 and ELT/IMM 1413 This course is an advanced PLC course that provides instruction in the various operations, installations, and maintenance of electric motor controls. Also, information in such areas as sequencer, program control, block transfer used in analog input and output programming, and logical and conversion instructions. Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory.

Information Systems Technology

  
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    IST 1123 - IT Foundations

    3 Semester Hours
    This course covers the diagnosis, troubleshooting, and maintenance of computer components and interpersonal communications for IT professionals. Topics include hardware compatibility, system architecture, memory, input devices, video displays, disk drives, modems, printers, safety and environmental issues, communication, and professional behavior.
  
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    IST 1133 - Fundamentals of Data Communications

    3 Semester Hours
    This course presents basic concepts of telephony, local area networks, wide area networks, data transmission, and topology methods.
  
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    IST 1143 - Security Principles and Policies

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is an introduction to the various technical and administrative aspects of Information Security and Assurance. This course provides the foundation for understanding the key issues associated with protecting information assets, determining the levels of protection and response to security incidents, and designing a consistent, reasonable information security system, with appropriate intrusion detection and reporting features.
  
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    IST 1153 - Web and Programming Concepts

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is an introduction to website development and programming logic. Students will gain hands-on experience in the development of computer programs. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a website and post it on the Internet.
  
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    IST 1163 - Concepts of Database Design

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is an introduction to the design and manipulation of relational databases. Emphasis is placed on creation, manipulation, extraction, and display of data from existing databases. QBE and SQL are explored
  
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    IST 1213 - Client Installation & Configuration

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is designed to help the student install, support, and troubleshoot a current client operating system. Emphasis will be placed on common user operations as well as the network administrator’s support of the client. 3
  
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    IST 1273 - Career Development

    3 Semester Hours
    This course provides practical exercises in both the technical and social skills necessary for employment. INterpersonal skills, the job search process, and the importance of high standards of personal and professional relationships are stressed. 3
  
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    IST 1413 - Client-Side Programming

    3 Semester Hours
    (Prerequisite: Web & Programming Concepts (IST 1153 )) This course offers a comprehensive understanding of programming using JavaScript and CSS (4 sch: 3 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    IST 1423 - Web Design Applications

    3 Semester Hours
    (Prerequisite: Web & Programming Concepts IST 1153 ) Application of various professional and personal web design techniques. Students will work with the latest WYSIWYG editors, HTML editors, animation/multimedia products, and photo editors.
  
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    IST 1483 - Fundamentals of Virtualization

    3 Semester Hours
    This course presents basic concepts of operating system virtualization, server virtualization, cloning, teams, and virtual networks.
  
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    IST 1613 - Computer Forensics

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is an introduction to the various technical and administrative aspects of Computer Forensics and laws pertaining to cybercrime. This course provides the foundation for understanding the key issues associated with computer forensic investigations, understanding the boot processes and disk structure for multiple operating systems, and understanding the processes related to data acquisition during investigations.
  
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    IST 1633 - Wireless Security & Privacy

    3 Semester Hours
    This course provides a fundamental understanding of wireless architecture, security principles, and the technologies of principles involved in creating a secure wireless computer network environment. TOpics include wireless hardware, protocls, encryption, and how to prevent weaknesses in wireless technology. 3
  
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    IST 1643 - Network Defense & Countermeasures

    3 Semester Hours
    This course provides a solid foundation of network security and the understanding of the process to create a network defense and counter defense strategy measure policy to respond to intrusion detection. Topics include network address translation, packet filtering, proxy servers, firewalls, and virtual private networks used to design a network. 3
  
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    IST 2323 - Script Programming

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is an introduction to the use of integrating scripts to add functionality to Web pages.
  
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    IST 2373 - C# Programming

    3 Semester Hours
    An introduction to the C# programming language. Students are introduced to object-oriented programming and a graphical integrated development environment.
  
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    IST 2423 - XML Programming

    3 Semester Hours
    (Prerequisite: Web & Programming Concepts IST 1153 ) Provides a comprehensive understanding of the Extensible Markup Language (XML)
  
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    IST 2433 - Server-Side Programming I

    3 Semester Hours
    (Prerequisite: Client-Side Programming IST 1413 ) An introduction to creating dynamic web applications using server-side technologies.
  
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    IST 2443 - Server-Side Programming II

    3 Semester Hours
    (Prerequisite: Server-Side Programming I IST 2433 ) Continuation of Server-Side Programming I with increased emphasis on data-driven content.
  
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    IST 2453 - Mobile Application Development

    3 Semester Hours
    (Prerequisite: IST 2373 ) The emergence of a new generation of highly-capable mobile devices and platforms has opened up new opportunities for application developers. However, mobile development differs from conventional desktop development in that mobile devices operate in a constrained world with smaller screen, slower network connections, as well as limited memory and processing power.
  
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    IST 2483 - Web Server

    3 Semester Hours
    (Prerequisite: IT Foundations IST 1123 ) Introduces students to web, e-mail, and proxy servers and the platforms on which they reside. Students will be able to install and configure web, e-mail, and proxy servers.
  
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    IST 2533 - IT Project Management

    3 Semester Hours
    In this course, students develop proficiency in using and customizing a project timeline for IT implementation. 3
  
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    IST 2593 - Advanced C# Programming Language

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is a continuation of the C# Programming Language course. 3
  
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    IST 2623 - Linux/Unix Security

    3 Semester Hours
    This course provides the knowledge and fundamental understating of Linux/Unix security, how to harden Linux/Unix, and how to defend against potential attacks against vulnerabilities and unused system services. Topics include how to protect password files, monitor log files, and use port scanners and network scanners, and additional Linux/Unix security topics. 3
  
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    IST 2633 - Security Testing & Implementation

    3 Semester Hours
    This course provides an in-depth exploration of various methods for gaining unauthorized access to networks and explores network security concepts from the point of view of hackers and their methodologies. Topics included hackers, crackers, ethical hackers, attacks, intrusion detection systems, malicious code, computer crime, and industrial espionage. 3
  
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    IST 2923 - Special Problem in IST

    3 Semester Hours
    This course provides students with an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge gained in other closely together to select a topic and establish criteria for completion of this project.

Journalism

  
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    JOU 1121 - College Publications I

    1 Semester Hours
  
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    JOU 2121 - College Publications II

    1 Semester Hours
    Open to students who have successfully completed JOU 1121 or with consent of instructor.

Leadership

  
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    LEA 1811 - Leadership and Organizational Skills I

    1 Semester Hours
    A study of leadership styles and skills, roles, and functions of officers of student organizations. Includes parliamentary procedure, chain of command, communication, conducting effective meetings, role of constitution/by-laws, principle of ethics, etiquette, and working with volunteers.
  
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    LEA 1821 - Leadership and Organizational Skills II

    1 Semester Hours
    Continued study of LEA 1811 
  
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    LEA 2811 - Leadership and Organizational Skills III

    1 Semester Hours
    Continued study of LEA 1821 
  
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    LEA 2821 - Leadership and Organizational Skills IV

    1 Semester Hours
    Continued study of LEA 2811 

Learning and Life Skills

  
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    LLS 1211 - Self-Affirmation

    1 Semester Hours
    Group process to teach people to like themselves better and to become aware of their strengths. One hour lecture and group activities.
  
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    LLS 1223 - Life Skills Development

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is designed to aid students in stress and anger management, and promote self-awareness.
  
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    LLS 1310 - Orientation

    0 Semester Hours
    Designed to help the freshman adjust to college life. Includes a study of personal and social adjustments; teaches effective study habits, reading methods, use of the library, note taking, report writing; gives the student guidance in collegiate life.
  
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    LLS 1321 - Career Exploration

    1 Semester Hours
    A course designed to assist student in determining career goals. Interest tests, personality inventories, and aptitude tests are given to help student determine career choices.
  
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    LLS 1333 - Introduction to Health Professions I

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is for students who are interested in allied health professions. Students will gain knowledge about career options within Health Sciences, the educational and certification requirements for these careers, the demand in the workplace, and the average salaries. This course discusses all levels of healthcare professionals from those requiring a certificate or diploma to those requiring an associate, bachelor, or doctoral degree
  
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    LLS 1343 - Introduction to Health Professions II

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is a continuation of the study of allied health professions. Students will gain knowledge and career options within Health Sciences, the educational and certification requirements for these careers, the demand in the workplace, and the average salaries
  
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    LLS 1353 - Introduction to STEM Professions

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is for students who are interested in the science, technology, engineering, and math professions. Students will gain knowledge about career options within the STEM field, the educational and certification requirements for these careers, the demand in the workplace, and the average salaries. This course discusses all levels of STEM professionals from those requiring a certificate or diploma to those requiring an associate, bachelor, or doctorate degree
  
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    LLS 1411 - Improvement of Study

    1 Semester Hours
    Effective study and reading techniques.
  
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    LLS 1711 - Job Search Skills

    1 Semester Hours
    This course is designed to prepare students for job networking skills, completing applications, resume writing, interviewing, and job attitude
  
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    LLS 1723 - Employment Readiness

    1 Semester Hours
    This course is designed to prepare students for employment by teaching the importance of interviewing skills, employer expectations, employability skills, work ethics, and job retention skills.

Lecture and Theory Courses

  
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    MUS 1113 - Music Appreciation

    3 Semester Hours
    A course designed to give the student, thorough listening and written work, the ability to understand, appreciate, and evaluate music of Western Culture.
     
  
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    MUS 1123 - Music Survey (Majors)

    3 Semester Hours
    Listening course, designed to acquaint the music major with a broad overview of musical style and repertoire from antiquity to the present.
  
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    MUS 1133 - Fundamentals of Music

    3 Semester Hours
    Provides the student with basic knowledge of notations, scales, keys, rhythm, intervals, triads, and their inversions.
  
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    MUS 1214 - Music Theory I

    4 Semester Hours
    Study of functional harmony through analysis and part-writing. Lab instruction in sight-singing, ear training, and dictation.
  
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    MUS 1224 - Music Theory II

    4 Semester Hours
    (Prerequisite: “C” or higher in MUS 1214 ) Study of functional harmony through analysis and part-writing continued. Lab instruction in sight-singing, ear training, and dictation.
  
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    MUS 1413 - Basic Computer Skills for Musicians

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is designed to introduce students to the Macintosh Operating System. Students begin to work with MIDI, sequencing, software instruments, notation, CD creation, and basic editing tools in Garage Band.
  
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    MUS 1423 - Survey of Popular Music

    3 Semester Hours
    Advanced listening course, designed to acquaint the Music Industry major with a broad overview of popular musical styles and repertoire from the beginnings of American Popular Music to the present.
  
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    MUS 1811 - Music Theatre Workshop I

    1 Semester Hours
    The workshop is designed to introduce the student to all faces of music theatre. One public performance will be given each semester. Open to music majors and non-music majors.
  
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    MUS 1821 - Music Theatre Workshop II

    1 Semester Hours
    A continuation of MUS 1811 .
  
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    MUS 1911 - Recital

    1 Semester Hours
    Required performance of solo and ensemble literature by students majoring in music. Attendance at departmentally approved musical performances is required.
  
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    MUS 1921 - Recital

    1 Semester Hours
    Required performance of solo and ensemble literature by students majoring in music. Attendance at departmentally approved musical performances is required.
  
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    MUS 2214 - Music Theory III

    4 Semester Hours
    (Prerequisite: “C” or higher in MUS 1224 ) Study of functional harmony through analysis and part-writing continued. Lab instruction in sight-singing, ear training, and dictation.
  
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    MUS 2224 - Music Theory IV

    4 Semester Hours
    (Prerequisite: “C” or higher in MUS 2214 ) Study of functional harmony through analysis and part-writing continued. Lab instruction in sight-singing, ear training, and dictation.
  
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    MUS 2443 - Audio Engineering I

    3 Semester Hours
    Introduction to basic principles of sound theory, audio electronics, microphone characteristics and applications, mixers, signal routing, and processing. An overall view of engineering fundamentals and the recording studio.
  
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    MUS 2811 - Music Theatre Workshop III

    1 Semester Hours
    A continuation of MUS 1821 .
 

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