Dec 05, 2021  
Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Catalog 2021-2022

Courses


The courses listed in this Catalog are all the courses that CCV has approved for the 2021-2022 academic year. Though approved, some of these courses may not be offered during the 2021-2022 academic year. Several months before the start of each semester, CCV publishes a Schedule that indicates what courses are available in particular locations and the exact times and dates for that semester.

NOTE ON PREREQUISITES: Because basic academic skills (reading, writing, math) are prerequisites for CCV college-level courses, they are not always listed in each course’s description.

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Meteorology

  
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    MET 1020 - Meteorology

    Credits: 3
    An introductory course that investigates how the atmosphere interacts with solar energy to create dynamic weather systems. Applies basic meteorological and climatic principles to the study of local, regional and global weather patterns. Includes a discussion of global climate patterns.

    Prerequisites: Foundations of Algebra 


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Music

  
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    MUS 1041 - Class Piano

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to the piano through group instruction. Reading music, simple chord constructions, and keyboard techniques will be emphasized. Access to a piano for regular musical practice is required. Open to students with no previous musical training.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    MUS 1035 - Fundamentals of Singing

    Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to vocal technique, ensemble singing, and musicianship for the beginning singer. Students will develop the fundamentals of voice production: posture, breath control and support, tone, resonance and diction. Students will learn songs from various idioms and cultures with an emphasis on group singing and optional opportunities for solo work. Awareness of how the body supports the voice is emphasized. Practical aspects of music theory and musicianship as it relates to the beginning singer will be covered. Open to students with no previous musical training.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    MUS 2341 - Guitar I

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to basic picking, fingerpicking, chords, rhythms, bass lines, and accompanying vocals on the six-string guitar. Includes such styles as folk, blues, rock, jazz, country, and classical. Students are introduced to music theory, notation, and history related to guitar. Access to a guitar is required. Open to students with no previous musical training.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    MUS 2342 - Guitar II

    Credits: 3
    Students build on elementary skills to explore a variety of guitar styles. Includes further development of individual techniques and continued study of musical notation, history, and theory. Access to a guitar required.

    Prerequisites:   


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    MUS 1028 - Introduction to Rock & Roll

    Credits: 3
    A survey of Rock & Roll from its origins through contemporary rock. Students will discuss the social, economic and political conditions that influenced the development of rock music and the artists who have contributed to its form. Through extensive listening, students will explore a variety of rock styles from 1950s through the present.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    MUS 2160 - Introduction to Technology in Music

    Credits: 3
    Surveys the ways in which technology interacts with music from microphones to MIDI. Starting with the fundamentals of acoustics, concepts and processes of sound reinforcement, recording synthesis, and manipulation will be discussed. Includes hands-on experience with digital recording, MIDI, music notation, and other computer-based music applications. Introductory computer skills required.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    MUS 1060 - Introduction to World Music

    Credits: 3
    Surveys selected music and rhythms from throughout the world. Through extensive listening, students will explore folk music from every continent and survey the development of musical traditions from a variety of cultures. Elements of world music theory and harmony will also be addressed.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    MUS 1010 - Music Appreciation

    Credits: 3
    A survey of the history of Western music including the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and contemporary periods. Through directed listening, students learn to distinguish styles and composers and discuss major historical developments.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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Philosophy

  
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    PHI 2010 - Comparative Religion

    Credits: 3
    Introduces and compares such major religions as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Students study mythical, ethical, and cultic aspects of these religions through reading and discussion of both sacred writings and literature of religious commentary.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PHI 1040 - Introduction to Ethics

    Credits: 3
    Examines personal and professional issues from an ethical point of view, emphasizing how we decide what is right and wrong in our daily lives. Issues might include: civil rights, health care, political concerns, business decisions, war, and the environment.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PHI 1010 - Introduction to Philosophy

    Credits: 3
    Students explore fundamental issues of western philosophy such as existence, the purpose of life, right and wrong, the nature of happiness, appearance and reality, knowledge and speculation. These issues are explored through reading and discussion of major philosophers, ancient and modern.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PHI 2080 - Science & Spirituality

    Credits: 3
    This course examines the evidence of potential common ground between mystical, spiritual, and scientific perspectives on the nature of reality. Modern scientific discoveries relative to the writings of clerics, mystics, and poets from major religions and other spiritual traditions will be discussed and explored.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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Physics

  
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    PHY 1110 - Introduction to Astronomy

    Credits: 3
    This course focuses on planets and the solar system, the evolution of stars, galaxies, and the formation of the universe. Concepts of astronomical distance, physics of light and gravity, and general relativity will be used to show how astronomers make their discoveries.

    Prerequisites: Foundations of Algebra 


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    PHY 1041 - Physics I

    Credits: 4
    This course provides insight into how basic physics principles are used and applied. Students will develop practical problem solving and analytical thinking skills as applied to Newtonian mechanics, energy, fluids, and the mechanical properties of matter. Includes a laboratory. College level   is strongly recommended.

    Prerequisites:   or above


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    PHY 1042 - Physics II

    Credits: 4
    A follow-up to Physics I, this course provides continued opportunities for problem solving and practical application of physics principles. Topics include thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism and light. Includes a laboratory.

    Prerequisites:  


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Political Science

  
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    POS 1020 - American Politics & Government

    Credits: 3
    An examination of the theory and practice of the U.S. political system, from town meetings to Washington, D.C. Topics may include presidential elections, the role of Congress, the President and the Supreme Court, the growth of special interest groups and political action committees, and conflicts between local needs and national policies.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    POS 1010 - Introduction to Political Science

    Credits: 3
    A survey and analysis of political phenomena in both theoretical and functional aspects. Focus will be on developing a critical understanding of concepts, institutions, values and processes of government and politics.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    POS 2141 - Legal Studies I

    Credits: 3
    This course explores the fundamentals, principles, and practices of law and the American legal system, legal writing, business organizations, and judicial process, both civil and criminal.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    POS 2070 - National Security & Terrorism

    Credits: 3
    A survey of domestic and international terrorism and national security issues. Topics include a brief history of terrorism and its evolution; financing, attack, recruitment and training methods of terrorist groups; terrorist exploitation of the media; and counterterrorism strategies.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    POS 1050 - The Constitution

    Credits: 3
    From historical and contemporary perspectives, this course surveys the framing, revision, and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Examines how the original document and subsequent amendments have helped to shape our laws and way of life. Explores contemporary Constitutional issues such as abortion rights, hate speech, gun control, and affirmative action. Includes study of the Vermont Constitution.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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Psychology

  
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    PSY 1170 - Addiction: An Introduction to Clinical Skills

    Credits: 3


    This course provides students with the addiction and substance use disorder education required for the Apprentice Addiction Professional* (AAP) certification through the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation. Students will acquire key introductory clinical skills and knowledge, including screening, assessment and engagement; treatment planning, collaboration and referral; counseling; and professional and ethical responsibilities.

    * The AAP certification is required by the Vermont Department of Health’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP) for entry level providers in its Preferred Provider Network.

    The certification exists only in Vermont. To be eligible for the AAP certification, applicants must be employed within a Preferred Provider Network, have or be working toward an associate or bachelor degree, and must meet substance use education, employment and supervision, and minimum age requirements. All 40 hours of the education required for AAP certification must occur within the 5 years preceding completion of all application requirements. Recommended Prior Learning: Work experience or coursework in substance use disorder theory and practice.


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    PSY 1020 - Child Abuse & Neglect

    Credits: 3
    This course introduces students to the history, cultural context, and issues of child abuse and neglect. Topics include identification, treatment, and prevention of child abuse and neglect. Students will analyze the roles of state agencies and departments, Vermont laws and procedures, and requirements for reporting child abuse and neglect.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PSY 2010 - Child Development

    Credits: 3
    In this course, students will explore child development from conception through preadolescence. The course emphasizes physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral, and communication development of the child. Topics include developmental theories, research, applications, and assessment tools. 

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PSY 2180 - Co-Occurring Issues in Substance Use Disorders & Mental Health

    Credits: 3
    This course will introduce the complex relationship between substance use disorders and numerous mental health conditions. Working with case studies, students will learn practical skills and basic theoretical tools needed for understanding, detecting, diagnosing, and treating co-occurring disorders. Emphasis will be on intervention strategies, screening, assessing risk levels, crisis stabilization, and various treatment responses in dual diagnoses, highlighting the effectiveness of integrated and collaborative treatment programs within family or community-based networks. The course will also examine the secondary effects of co-occurring disorders on individual relapse and recovery and explore connections with social and family systems through domestic violence, family breakdown, trauma, poverty, and delinquency.

    Prerequisites:   or Addiction: An Introduction to Clinical Skills  and   or   


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    PSY 2130 - Death & Dying

    Credits: 3
    Examines the nature of our society’s attitudes toward death. Special attention will be given to the ways in which society, families, medical, economic and religious institutions respond to death. Psychological aspects of impending death and the grieving process will be emphasized through the study of the work of Kübler-Ross.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PSY 2025 - Development of the Young Child: Ages 3 - 8

    Credits: 3
    This course explores processes of human development from 36 months to eight years of age. Emphasis is on the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of the child. Topics include developmental theories and research, assessment tools, design of inclusive integrated curriculum, and the concept of transition.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PSY 2110 - Educational Psychology

    Credits: 3
    An examination of the principles and theories of learning as they apply to the developmental changes of the child. Special emphasis will be placed on how the child learns and ways of producing optimal conditions for childhood learning.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PSY 1050 - Human Growth & Development

    Credits: 3
    A survey of human growth and development throughout the life cycle including physical, cognitive, linguistic, ethical and psychosocial dimensions.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PSY 2120 - Human Sexuality

    Credits: 3
    Topics include societal and historical influences on sexual attitudes and values, psychosexual development, sex roles, reproductive anatomy and physiology, and contemporary political issues.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PSY 2020 - Infant & Toddler Development

    Credits: 3
    This course explores processes of human development from conception through 36 months of age. Emphasis is on the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of infants and toddlers. Topics include developmental theories and research, assessment tools, inclusion, and design of curriculum for infants and toddlers.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PSY 1060 - Introduction to Health Psychology

    Credits: 3
    Examines ways in which psychological factors can affect health and well being as well as the influences of cultural and biopsychosocial factors on mental and physical health and health/illness related behaviors. Topics include primary prevention of illness, health enhancing and health damaging behaviors, psychosomatic illness, stress and coping, pain management, and how individuals interact with the health care system.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PSY 1010 - Introduction to Psychology

    Credits: 3
    This course is a survey of the basic issues, concepts, theories, and methods of psychology. Students explore the scientific approach to understanding human behavior through a study of sensory processes, perception, emotion, motivation, intelligence, learning, and personality formation.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PSY 1130 - Introduction to Substance Use Disorders

    Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to the causes, symptoms, and stages of subtance use disorders. Topics may include factors which lead to substance use and abuse, signs and symptoms of abuse and addiction, stages of chemical dependency, and career opportunities for those interested in substance use disorder counseling and treatment. The course includes six hours of relevant ethics training.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PSY 2280 - Positive Psychology

    Credits: 3
    This course examines factors under which humans are best able to thrive, providing tools and practices for healthy living. Positive psychology focuses on helping people understand and enhance their strengths and virtues so that they may lead fulfilling lives. Rather than emphasizing mental disorders and problems, positive psychology focuses on how individuals cultivate grounded optimism. Students will research, explore, and demonstrate how positive psychology correlates with increased academic achievement, goal setting, creativity, leadership, resilience, and overall wellness of individuals and communities.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PSY 1030 - Psychology of Consciousness

    Credits: 3
    This course examines various ways that people have constructed the world in which they live. Topics will include sleep, dreams, meditation, biofeedback, hypnosis, false memories, special states of awareness, and attributional styles.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PSY 2060 - Psychopathology

    Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to the study of psychopathology which explores the description, classification, and treatment of mental disorders. Topics will include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and childhood disorders.

    Prerequisites:   


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    PSY 2040 - Social Psychology

    Credits: 3
    A psychological approach to social phenomena through a systematic study of social factors in individual and group behaviors. Attention to social perception, motivation and learning, attitudes and norms, the development and dynamics of groups, and the effects of social and cultural factors on the individual.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    PSY 2155 - Trauma: Origins & Impacts

    Credits: 3
    This course introduces students to a variety of viewpoints on human trauma from contemporary social science disciplines. Students will explore the nature and impact of trauma across the lifespan and will discuss current theories, research, and interventions. The course will examine societal impacts and responses to trauma from global, cultural, and historical perspectives. Recommended prior learning: Introduction to Psychology, Human Growth & Development, or Child Development.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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Sign Language Studies

  
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    SLS 1011 - Sign Language I

    Credits: 3
    This course offers students the opportunity to gain individual hands-on experience in American Sign Language. Emphasis is given to a study of cultural behaviors, values and norms to demonstrate respect and understanding of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture. 

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    SLS 1012 - Sign Language II

    Credits: 3


    This course offers students the opportunity to gain intermediate experience in American Sign Language. Emphasis is given to a broader study of cultural behaviors, values and norms to demonstrate respect and understanding of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture at a higher level.

     

     

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Social Science

  
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    SSC 1010 - Introduction to the Study of Community

    Credits: 3
    Characteristic insights of geographers, historians, and sociologists applied to small-scale societies through first hand observation on field trips as well as reading and classroom work.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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Social Work

  
  
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    SWK 2010 - Introduction to Case Management

    Credits: 3
    This course provides an overview of social work methods with an emphasis on case management services. Students use observational, problem-solving, recording, and relationship-building skills to explore topics such as the history and development of the social service profession, the nature of social work practice, the interface between individuals and the environment, and ethical dilemmas inherent in case management, including needs and issues related to developmental and physical disabilities, socioeconomic status, education, substance abuse, and family violence.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    SWK 1010 - Introduction to Human Services

    Credits: 3
    This course surveys general categories of services and detailed exploration of specific agencies and programs, how they are organized, whom they serve, and criticisms of delivery of service. The course also examines career opportunities and educational requirements in the human service field.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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Sociology

  
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    SOC 1020 - Ethnicity & Diversity in the United States

    Credits: 3
    This course explores aspects of ethnic, regional, racial, religious, and economic diversity as they influence contemporary United States society and culture. Students will examine different assumptions and attitudes about diversity and ‘multiculturalism’ and examine the changing demographics of the United States population.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    SOC 2170 - Gender Studies

    Credits: 3
    This course examines gender in relation to diverse aspects of identity. Students will gain an understanding of the social construction of gender and the effects of gender on individuals within their sociocultural contexts. The course covers sociological, psychological and anthropological theories related to gender and addresses current topics in the study of gender in the United States and around the world.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    SOC 2010 - Global Social Problems

    Credits: 3
    This course examines contemporary problems in a global context such as poverty, social inequality, crime, religious and ethnic conflict, resource availability, population pressure and the spread of infectious diseases. Attention will be given to the current state of social institutions and the nature of social change while exploring how social problems are defined and perceived by various groups as matters of public and global concern. This course will integrate many social themes and will critically analyze attempts to resolve problems using the methodologies of social science and a range of theoretical perspectives.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    SOC 1010 - Introduction to Sociology

    Credits: 3
    A survey of the basic issues, concepts, theories and methods of sociology. Students learn to think critically about the nature of society and social institutions, and the relationship among individuals and groups. Topics will include social organization, socialization and social change, social stratification, class and class conflict, gender, race, and ethnicity.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    SOC 2040 - Race, Ethnicity, Class & Gender

    Credits: 3
    This course explores the relationship between race, ethnicity, class, and gender in the construction of human society. Students will learn to apply these concepts in order to better understand social forces in their own experience and to identify the social and psychological interests served by discrimination based on race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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Spanish

  
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    SPA 1011 - Spanish I

    Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of the Spanish language and covers grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. It includes simple conversation, reading and writing exercises and provides an introduction to the arts and cultures of Spain, Latin America and Spanish-speaking peoples.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    SPA 1012 - Spanish II

    Credits: 3
    This course involves further study of the elements of the Spanish language. Focus will include review and development of vocabulary and grammar, leading to more advanced usage. It provides increased practice in conversation, written expression, interpretation of selected readings, and further study of elements of the arts and cultures of Spain, Latin America and Spanish-speaking peoples.

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Theater Arts

  
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    THA 2121 - Acting I

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to the theoretical and practical principles of the craft of acting. Includes exercises in breathing, relaxation, voice and diction, concentration, and imagination, as well as improvisations, monologues, and dramatic scenes. Explores psychological and physical techniques, textual analysis, role preparation, and character development.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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