Apr 04, 2020  
Catalog 2014-2015 
    
Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


The courses listed in this Catalog are all the courses that CCV has approved for the 2014-15 academic year. Though approved, some of these courses may not be offered during the ‘14-‘15 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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Developmental Skills

  
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    DEV 0300 - Basic Skills Seminar

    Credits: 0
    Students will gain critical basic skills that are essential to successful completion of basic skills courses. The curriculum will include basic math and writing skill development, study skill practice, note-taking techniques, library and resource use, student support services orientation, time management, skill development, stress management techniques, test taking practice, and computer test taking practice.


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    DEV 0560 - College Essentials

    Credits: 0
    Offered in partnership with Vermont Adult Learning, this free course will help students learn to think, read, write, and problem-solve in ways that are necessary for success in college.


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    DEV 0561 - College Essentials: ELL

    Credits: 0
    Offered in partnership with Vermont Adult Learning, this free course will help students develop skills in reading, writing and critical thinking for college. This section is designed for ELL students only. Students must call the instructor for permission to enroll: 802-654-0516.


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    DEV 0562 - College Essentials: English

    Credits: 0
    Offered in partnership with Vermont Adult Learning, this free course is designed for native speakers of English who need pre-Basic Reading and Writing skills.


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    DEV 0563 - College Essentials: Math

    Credits: 0
    Offered in partnership with Vermont Adult Learning, this free course is designed for any student who needs pre-Basic Math skills.


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    DEV 0100 - Degree Program Orientation

    Credits: 0
    All students interested in pursuing a degree must plan to attend a degree program orientation session at a CCV site office. This session introduces CCV’s degree program, presents the options available for different concentrations, explains the college’s degree requirements, and provides the information and materials students will use to develop plans for achieving their educational and career goals. Free.


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    DEV 0380 - English Language Learner Lab

    Credits: 0
    Provides individualized help with writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills for English Language Learners enrolled in CCV courses. This lab is of particular help in addressing grammatical, vocabulary and reading comprehension needs experienced in the English Language Learner (ELL) class or other courses.


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    DEV 0175 - Get Ready for Computers

    Credits: 0
    This 4-6 hour workshop is for students who need an introduction to basic computer skills, have anxiety about computers, or have had an extended absence from computers. The workshop includes individualized and self-directed study in a supportive environment to help students develop college ready computer skills. Topics will include basic computer workstation setup, mouse coordination and keyboard tour, saving files and basic file/folder management, logging into the college portal, checking your instructor contact information and syllabus and exploring common communication options in online learning.


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    DEV 0170 - Get Ready for Math

    Credits: 0
    This workshop is for students who need review of basic math skills, have anxiety about math, or have had an extended absence from math. The workshop includes individualized and self-directed study in a supportive environment to help prepare you for Basic Math. Topics will include place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as well as math study skills.


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    DEV 0040 - Grammar & Usage Review

    Credits: 0
    This workshop will review parts of speech, types of sentences, punctuation and common usage errors. Designed to increase students’ confidence with written English. Free to CCV students enrolled in credit-bearing courses.


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    DEV 0480 - Introduction to College & Careers

    Credits: 0
    Introduction to College & Careers is a non-credit course that explores career planning and the college experience. This course helps students identify and build the skills they need to make career choices that match their aptitudes, abilities, and values. Students will apply time management, test-taking, communication and study skills to the course. Stress management strategies and goal setting will be discussed, and opportunities to seek and use a variety of informational resources will be provided. Students will produce an individualized career portfolio and determine next steps in pursuing educational and career goals.


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    DEV 0280 - Introduction to College Studies

    Credits: 0
    Introduction to College Studies is a non-credit course that provides an orientation to the college experience for high school and new students. This course helps students make the transition to college by exploring the skills and expectations necessary at the college level. Students will develop time management, test-taking, communication, and study skills. Stress management and goal setting will also be focused on, as well as learning to seek and use available informational resources.


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    DEV 0010 - Learning Center

    Credits: 0
    Provides students with an opportunity to receive individualized help with skills essential to college learning. Instruction may include strategies for reading textbooks and taking notes, techniques for reviewing for tests or for learning new vocabulary, ideas for getting started on an assignment or a research project. Students may make appointments or drop in for assistance anytime the center is open. Free to CCV students enrolled in credit-bearing courses.


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    DEV 0720 - Life Skills Seminar

    Credits: 3
    This course will focus on basic life skills that participants will need in order to be successfully employed. The topics covered will include goal setting, time and stress management, communication skills, self-esteem building, health issues, resource management, family issues, interviewing, and resume writing skills. Participants will develop an individual employability plan which will describe the steps they will take toward becoming successfully employed. Credits earned in this course do not apply to the associate degree.


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    DEV 0120 - Online Learning Workshop

    Credits: 0
    This workshop is an orientation to the requirements and expectations for taking a course through the Internet. It will cover technical considerations, academic issues and time management concerns. There will be a hands-on overview of CCV’s portal environment and learning management system. Students must register to attend this free workshop which is required for first-time online students.


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    DEV 1001 - Praxis I Examination Preparation

    Credits: 0
    This workshop helps students to prepare for the Praxis I examination as part of the teacher education curriculum. The workshop will review all sections of Praxis I including: reading, writing, and mathematics.


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    DEV 0510 - Reading & Study Techniques

    Credits: 0
    This workshop will provide an intensive examination of essential study strategies. These will include how to read a textbook, note-taking techniques, and test-taking. Free to CCV students enrolled in credit-bearing courses.


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    DEV 0520 - Research Paper Writing

    Credits: 0
    This workshop will review the essential steps in writing a college research paper. Topic selection, outlining, research procedures, note-taking, organization and writing, footnotes and bibliography will be covered. Free to CCV students enrolled in credit-bearing courses.


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    DEV 0550 - Surviving the College Essay

    Credits: 0
    This one day workshop will take students through the process of planning, drafting, and revising college essay tests and assignments. Free to CCV students enrolled in credit courses.


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    DEV 0540 - Taking Tests & Examinations

    Credits: 0
    This workshop will include techniques for reducing test anxiety as well as methods for preparing for and taking tests. Participants will become familiar with strategies for reading, interpreting and responding to a variety of tests: objective, essay, open-book or take-home examinations. Practice will be provided through the appropriate use of illustrative exercises. Free to CCV students enrolled in credit courses.


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    DEV 0080 - The Confident Writer: Overcoming Writing Anxiety

    Credits: 0
    This workshop will give students the opportunity to analyze and discuss their own anxieties about writing. Students will develop strategies for overcoming writing anxieties and formulate methods to apply such strategies to classroom and/or life activities. Free to CCV students enrolled in credit-bearing courses.


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    DEV 0250 - Transition to College & Careers

    Credits: 0
    Offered in partnership with VSAC and Vermont Adult Learning, this free course provides students an opportunity to improve their academic and computer skills, increase career awareness, and investigate health care and “green” careers.


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Economics

  
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    ECO 2020 - Macroeconomics

    Credits: 3
    This course examines national economic systems with emphasis on the United States. Topics include gross national product, business cycles, employment and prices, recession and inflation, fiscal and monetary policy, and rudiments of international trade. Basic algebra skills are required.

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


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    ECO 2030 - Microeconomics

    Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to the nature and study of microeconomic theory. Students will examine basic concepts of the discipline including supply and demand within markets, tax policy in the United States, monopolies and antitrust law, and a broad range of international economic principles. Basic algebra skills are required.

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


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Education

  
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    EDU 2065 - Afterschool Education & Development of the School-Aged Child

    Credits: 3
    This course focuses on afterschool education related to the development of school-aged children. Emphasis is on exploring interconnections between child/youth development, the transition to and participation in school, and growth within a community context. Topics include developmental theories and research, observation and assessment tools, design of inclusive integrated curriculum, understanding school and community in the context of youth development, and transitions related to providing afterschool education.

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


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    EDU 2830 - Assessing & Understanding Reading Problems

    Credits: 3
    A study of the current views on the development of reading, stages of learning to read and assessment of reading problems. Effective strategies for working with students who experience reading difficulties will be examined. Word recognition, vocabulary building, and cognitive skills will be discussed and practiced.

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


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    EDU 1240 - Assessment of Prior Learning

    Credits: 3
    This course provides an opportunity for students to earn college credit for prior learning acquired either on the job or in other settings. Students explore past learning experiences and identify future educational goals. Students develop an individual portfolio describing and documenting prior learning. Upon successful completion of the course, students may submit their portfolios to the Office of External Programs for review of credit requests. Recommended prior learning: English Composition or equivalent writing skills. Students must consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

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


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    INT 2860 - Community & Work Experience

    Credits: 3
    This course connects classroom learning to experience in a workplace or community setting. Students design a field study that meets their personal and degree program goals. The classroom component may include critical analysis and reflection on work, service to the community, the roles and responsibilities of citizens, and the relationship between learning and the field study. The course consists of at least 15 hours of class time and 80 - 90 hours in the field. Students must meet with an academic advisor to select the appropriate program designation and receive approval before enrolling in this class.

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    EDU 1070 - Critical Thinking

    Credits: 3
    This course is designed to provide a basic grounding in critical thinking. Most significantly, this course should lead to a greater awareness of how we think, what we think, and to an enhancement of those critical thinking skills by developing strategies for thinking more effectively.


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    EDU 2045 - Curriculum Development for Early Childhood Education

    Credits: 3
    In this course, learners develop an understanding of the philosophical principles, societal expectations, and practical demands of building curriculum for early childhood education. Emphasis is on developing a child-centered, integrated, and developmentally appropriate curriculum for the early years from infancy to age eight. A variety of curricular approaches will be modeled and assessed.

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


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    EDU 2042 - Early Childhood Education & Afterschool Program Management

    Credits: 3
    The course is designed to provide an overview of the role and responsibilities of the early childhood and/or afterschool program administrator. Topics will include philosophy and design, personnel and resource management, and legal and financial considerations. Students will develop skills and identify resources to better prepare themselves for meeting the challenges faced by early childhood administrators.

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


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    EDU 1225 - Focused Portfolio Development

    Credits: 1
    This course provides students with the opportunity to request credit for college-level learning gained by professional experience, training, or independent study. Students will explore, articulate, and document their learning by developing a focused portfolio requesting up to twelve course credits and four practicum credits in a specific academic discipline. Credit requests will be reviewed by the VSC Office of External Programs. Students should consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

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


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    EDU 1250 - Fostering Creative Learning for Children

    Credits: 3
    Students will explore creativity in children’s lives and learning environments. Emphasis will be on the exploration and integration of creative process in the learning situation. Introduces students to the concepts of creativity, materials selection, setting up and modification of classrooms. Various approaches to teaching children will be discussed as they pertain to children’s age, development, and the arts, especially in a school setting.

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


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    EDU 2010 - Foundations of Education

    Credits: 3
    This course provides a survey of the history, philosophy, and contemporary issues in education. Topics to be explored include: curriculum development, multiculturalism and diversity, educational reform, and the political and social forces that shape contemporary education in the United States. Students will have the opportunity to explore education as a career, develop an initial philosophy of education, and discuss current issues and problems related to the field.

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


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    EDU 1040 - Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals

    Credits: 3
    Introduces entry-level professionals working with young children and their families to skills and core knowledge areas including child development, teaching and learning, families and communities, healthy and safe learning environments, and professionalism and program organization. Participants meet the Level I requirement within Vermont’s system of ongoing professional development system for early childhood professionals.

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


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    EDU 2450 - Instructional Technologies in Teaching & Learning

    Credits: 3
    This course provides an overview of instructional technologies in the classroom. Topics will include integrating computer technology effectively for communication, research, and assessment; the application of multimedia in the classroom; and integrating technologies for learning accessibility. Students should have home Internet access and email account.

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    EDU 2820 - Integrating the Arts into the Classroom

    Credits: 3
    Examines the potential of the arts for enhancing the cognitive, affective, social, and physical development of children. Introduces students to the skills needed to integrate visual art, drama, and music into the early childhood and elementary school curriculum. Also emphasizes themes as a way of organizing the curriculum.

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


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    EDU 1320 - Introduction to Afterschool Education

    Credits: 3
    This course engages students in an exploration of the growing field of afterschool age care and education. This course provides students with an understanding of the history of the afterschool field and examines the skills and training that are needed to successfully develop and administer high-quality programming in afterschool settings. Topics include: history of the afterschool age education and the core competency areas for professionals, including child and youth development, health and safety, program organization and professional development, family and community, and teaching and learning.

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


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    EDU 1030 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education

    Credits: 3
    This course is an overview of early childhood education. Students will examine historical, philosophical, and practical issues related to the education of children from birth to age eight. Topics include early childhood learning, behavior, and motivation; curriculum models and materials; observation techniques; and instructional issues.

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


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    EDU 1270 - Introduction to Early Intervention

    Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to working with children birth through five years of age with special needs including disabilities and special health conditions within child care settings and schools. The course will provide an overview of typical development and explore the impact of atypical development on the child and family. Concepts such as inclusion, early intervention, current legislation, at-risk populations, family-centered practice, and working with special education and health professionals will be included.

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


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    EDU 2110 - Introduction to Exceptional Populations

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging conditions and approaches to working with children and young adults with special needs in various settings. This course provides a study of the history, philosophy, and current practices relating to education of children with special needs and assists participants in defining their roles with special needs children.

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


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    EDU 2480 - Introduction to Online Teaching

    Credits: 1
    This course introduces learners to the pedagogy, methodology, and facilitation methods necessary for effective online instruction. Topics will include online course design, facilitating online dialogue, using the web as a resource, building community and collaborative learning in the online classroom, and evaluating the progress of students in online courses.

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


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    EDU 2041 - Leadership, Mentoring & Supervision for Early Childhood & Afterschool Practitioners

    Credits: 3
    This course focuses on the development of leadership and mentoring by practitioners in early education and afterschool settings. It provides a basic understanding of leadership and group dynamics theory including goal setting, decision making, problem solving, delegation, motivation, and performance evaluation. Students will develop a personal philosophy of leadership and become familiar with strategies for mentoring early childhood and afterschool professionals.

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


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    EDU 2075 - Literature for Children

    Credits: 3
    Survey of historical and contemporary literature for children. Topics include who and what defines literature as ‘for children’ and how books impact on children’s lives personally, socially, and educationally. Examines censorship and the selection of books for children.

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


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    EDU 2150 - Management of the Classroom

    Credits: 3
    This course provides an introduction to the research, theory, and practice of classroom management. Research and theory are used to examine current practice in local classrooms. The course is designed to prepare those entering the teaching profession to create positive and productive classrooms that maximize student learning.

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


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    EDU 2720 - Nurturing Early Literacy

    Credits: 3
    Introduces students to emergent literacy theory and practice for children to age five. Students will learn to choose and use age-appropriate literature and other materials with children. An emphasis will be placed on curriculum development.

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


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    EDU 2340 - Teaching in a Global Community

    Credits: 3
    This course explores the role of global perspectives in democratic education. Historical, sociological, cultural, political and philosophical dimensions of globalization are considered in relation to issues of teaching.

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


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    EDU 2055 - Teaching Methods for Literacy Development

    Credits: 3
    This course provides an introduction to teaching methods. Topics include: educational research related to literacy instruction, approaches to teaching, instructional lessons and units, classroom management and communication, strategies for authentic assessment, and self-reflective teaching practices.

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


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    EDU 2015 - Teaching with Writing

    Credits: 1
    This course is an introduction to using writing in the secondary or college classroom to engage learners and promote critical and creative thinking. Through learner-centered, interactive activities, participants explore classroom-tested and research-based approaches to teaching with writing. Topics will include using writing in the classroom to build relationships, promote critical thinking, assess learning, and develop students’ identities as reflective and engaged learners.

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


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    EDU 2160 - The Multi-Age Classroom

    Credits: 3
    Introduces teaching as interaction with a focus on the facilitation of learning. Topics include the rationale and theoretical framework for multi-age grouping with an emphasis on establishing a learning community to facilitate the process of opening the world to children. Provides practical experience in preparing the learning environment, adapting curriculum for continuous progress, recordkeeping and assessment, and parent involvement.

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


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Emergency Management

  
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    EMP 2020 - Decision Making & Problem Solving in a Crisis

    Credits: 3
    An overview of strategic and tactical communication in crisis situations and how to apply decision-making techniques as they apply to public safety operations in a crisis. Topics include the human element in decision making, process of change in organizations, managing crisis information, collaboration methods, dealing with the media and various constituent groups, and the role of documentation in emergency response and recovery.

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


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    EMP 2010 - Emergency Exercise Design & Evaluation

    Credits: 3
    Students develop knowledge and skills for assessing a community’s plan and its operational response capability to an emergency on the local or national level. Participants engage in community management exercises to test emergency operations plans and to rehearse key response operations.

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


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    EMP 1020 - Emergency Planning

    Credits: 3
    Introduces students to the emergency management and disaster preparation process. Planning standards, techniques, and steps in the development of a basic emergency management operating plan will be examined. Includes basic policies, concepts, and procedures of recovery and addresses the interface of various federal and state assistance programs. Emphasis is placed on coordination of damage assessment, preparing documentation, developing interagency cooperation, and recovery procedures. Actual emergency operating plans will be used to illustrate planning requirements and results. A service learning component is included.

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


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    EMP 2030 - NIMS Incident Command System

    Credits: 3
    Covers the emergency management practices used by responders during emergency situations. The structure and responsibilities of the Incident Command System, the management of facilities, lines of authority, and classification of resources are covered in this class. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) principles are included in this course.

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


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    EMP 1010 - Principles of Emergency Management

    Credits: 3
    Provides an overview of the characteristics, functions, and resources of an integrated system and how various emergency management services work together in a system of resources and capabilities. Topics include risk management, safety, and the philosophy of comprehensive emergency management. Students explore how this system is applied to all hazards for all government levels, across the four phases and all functions of emergency management including mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

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


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    EMP 1030 - Public Information Officer

    Credits: 3
    Provides students with the skills needed to perform public information duties as they relate to emergency management including oral and written communications, understanding and working with the media, and providing public information in a crisis.

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


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English

  
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    ENG 2230 - African Literature

    Credits: 3
    A survey of literature by and about Africans. The course includes traditional oral works, contemporary novels, short fiction, critical prose and poetry that addresses the political, historical, social, linguistic and cultural experiences of African peoples. Includes the development of African literature in relation to oral traditions, such as storytelling, song, drumming, dance, proverbs, and chant.

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


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    ENG 2370 - American Detective Fiction

    Credits: 3
    This course introduces a uniquely American style of detective fiction that will be studied with an emphasis on defining and appreciating their evocative style and their influence on contemporary American culture.

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


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    ENG 0025 - Basic Reading

    Credits: 3
    Students will gain critical reading skills that are essential to the successful completion of college reading requirements. A variety of readings will be used that may include short stories and essays, a novel, sample readings from textbooks, and newspaper and magazine articles. Students will also investigate a personal learning style and apply it to their learning. Credits earned in this course do not apply to the associate degree.


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    ENG 0041 - Basic Writing

    Credits: 3
    A review of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence mechanics and structure, preparing students to write on a college level. Students will learn to analyze and organize thoughts and express them clearly in paragraph and short essay form. Credits earned in this course do not apply to the associate degree.


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    ENG 1230 - Business & Professional Writing

    Credits: 3
    Students are introduced to the skills and strategies required to present business and professional topics in clear easy-to-read language for a variety of audiences. May include formal and informal reports, instructions, memoranda, letters, resumes, and oral reports.

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


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    ENG 2395 - Contemporary World Literature

    Credits: 3
    Introduces a variety of works of contemporary world literature. Through readings in fiction, drama and poetry, explores the range of human experience across national and cultural boundaries.

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


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    ENG 2101 - Creative Writing I

    Credits: 3
    An exploration of creative writing as a means of self-expression. Emphasizes the process of creative writing: topic selection and form, planning, developing imagination and revising drafts. Focuses on characteristics of good writing and the discipline, practice, and self-awareness required.

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    ENG 2102 - Creative Writing II

    Credits: 3
    Students pursue individual creative writing activities. Emphasizes developing an individual voice and acquiring greater technical resources for use in creative writing.

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    ENG 2150 - Creative Writing: Autobiography & Memoir

    Credits: 3
    This creative writing course will include the critical reading of published essays, autobiographies and memoirs to examine point of view, use of time, place, details, and language. Student writing will focus on these techniques and will draw upon personal experience to facilitate personal essay and memoir writing.

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


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    ENG 2120 - Creative Writing: Poetry

    Credits: 3
    Introduction to fundamental techniques of writing poetry including imitation, creation, adaptation of verse forms, control of meaning, language choice, and revision and polishing. Participants will be expected to contribute original work for study.

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


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    ENG 1070 - Effective Speaking

    Credits: 3
    Students develop clarity and confidence in interpersonal spoken communication by preparing and delivering various types of presentations before a class group. Emphasizes organization of material, clear and lively language, adaptation to the audience, and control of nervousness. Also covers researching the speech and using visual aids.

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


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    ENG 1061 - English Composition

    Credits: 3
    In this course, students develop effective composition skills and research techniques. Students learn strategies for organizing, evaluating, and revising their work through extensive reading of a variety of essay styles and literary texts; apply writing and research techniques to their papers; and demonstrate proficiency in first-year college-level writing and information literacy.

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


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    ENG 1062 - English Composition II

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to interdisciplinary writing and an opportunity to refine critical reading and writing skills. Students construct complex essays, enhance their writing skills, and experiment with a greater variety of strategies to interest, inform, and persuade. Students must complete a final research paper with a grade of C- or better in order to pass this course. This course fulfills the research and writing intensive requirement.

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    ENG 0130 - Foundations of Reading & Writing: English Language Learners

    Credits: 4
    Students will gain critical English reading and writing skills, essential to success in college courses. An emphasis will be placed on addressing vocabulary and comprehension needs of English Language Learners. Students will learn effective strategies for completing assignments and will refine language skills to promote clarity and comprehension. Credits earned in this course do not apply to the associate degree.

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


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    ENG 0121 - Foundations of Reading & Writing: Society

    Credits: 3
    Using a thematic approach, students will gain critical reading and writing skills that are essential to the successful completion of college courses. Students will learn effective strategies for completing reading and writing assignments and will refine language skills to promote clarity and comprehension. Credits earned in this course do not apply to the associate degree.


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    ENG 0120 - Foundations of Reading & Writing: the Self

    Credits: 3
    Using a thematic approach, students will gain critical reading and writing skills that are essential to the successful completion of college courses. Students will learn effective strategies for completing reading and writing assignments and will refine language skills to promote clarity and comprehension. Credits earned in this course do not apply to the associate degree.


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    ENG 2050 - Global Issues in the Media

    Credits: 3
    This writing course examines the worldwide reporting of key issues in a range of audio, print, and electronic media. Students will study and write about several of the most significant issues facing today’s world and discover how the language and style employed in creating and communicating news can affect public understanding and response to world events. Students must complete a final research paper with a grade of C- or better in order to pass this course. This course fulfills the research and writing intensive requirement.

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    ENG 1310 - Introduction to Literature

    Credits: 3
    Students read a diverse selection of fiction, poetry, and drama with an emphasis on how to study literature: understanding plot and character, identifying themes and the author’s point of view, and analyzing techniques in prose and verse. This course fulfills the research and writing intensive requirement. Students must complete a final research paper with a grade of C- or better in order to pass this course.

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    ENG 1020 - Introduction to Research Methods

    Credits: 3
    This writing course introduces students to research methods across social science disciplines. Topics include various methodologies (e.g., interviewing, questionnaires, observation, literature search, data collection), presentation formats (e.g., written vs. oral), and APA documentation procedures. It also examines Internet-based research techniques. This course fulfills the research and writing intensive requirement. Students must complete a final research paper with a grade of C- or better in order to pass this course.

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    ENG 2310 - Introduction to Shakespeare

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to Shakespearean drama in the context of Elizabethan England. Students will read comedies, tragedies and historical plays for study, evaluation and critical insight.

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


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    ENG 1410 - Introduction to the Novel

    Credits: 3
    This course introduces students to the novel as a literary form, exploring its many elements (plot, characterization, genre, theme, voice, etc.); its development in historical, cultural, and thematic contexts; and the timeless moral and ethical questions posed by great novelists. Students are led by the instructor in discussions through which they develop their own interpretations, supported with evidence from the text and outside reading.

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


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    ENG 2041 - Journalism

    Credits: 3
    Students practice news and feature writing, primarily for print media, but writing for online and broadcast media will be included as well. Develops the student’s journalistic writing style and includes techniques of interviewing, finding stories, researching, story shaping, editing, marketing, and layout. Explores the role and responsibilities of journalists, including a discussion of ethical issues relating to the field.

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


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    ENG 2450 - Modern Short Fiction

    Credits: 3
    A survey of masterpieces of short fiction from the twentieth century. Students read, discuss, and write about short stories and short novels to gain understanding and appreciation of the special qualities of the shorter fictional form in literature.

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


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    ENG 2340 - Native American Literature

    Credits: 3
    A survey of literature by and about Native Americans. This course includes traditional oral works, turn-of-the-century autobiographies, and contemporary novels, short fiction and poetry that address the political, historical, ethnographic and cultural experiences of native peoples. Students will also explore writings in relation to oral traditions, such as storytelling, song, dance, and chant.

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


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    ENG 2560 - Nature & Literature

    Credits: 3
    Explores the treatment of nature in literature: poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Focuses on the degree to which our culture shapes our perceptions of the natural world and how these perceptions are reflected in our literary works. Also addresses current environmental issues. Includes traditional literary figures as well as environmental writers.

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


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    ENG 2550 - Science Fiction

    Credits: 3
    The course will examine the science fiction narrative as an often ironic critique of present social conditions and how science fiction’s vivid depiction of alternative worlds and visions widens our repertoire of possible responses to change.

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


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    ENG 2135 - Technical Writing & Research

    Credits: 3
    This course examines the principles and methods of technical writing. Students explore a variety of methods and approaches for creating technical texts, including documents that demonstrate proficiency in the writing of reports, correspondence, manuals, proposals, articles, and specifications. Students must complete a final research paper achieving a grade of C- or better in order to pass this course. This course fulfills the research and writing intensive requirement.

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    ENG 2160 - The Bible as Literature

    Credits: 3
    Focuses on the study of the Old and New Testaments as world literature. Students also examine the social, historical, and philosophical context of the Bible and determine its influence on the development of Western civilization and culture.

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


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    ENG 2360 - The Literature of New England

    Credits: 3
    Explores representative literature of New England viewed against the backdrop of its history, culture and geographical landscape with special emphasis on the character of the New England people. May include selections from the literary works of Thoreau, Emerson, Dickinson, Jewett, Frost, and Sarton.

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


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    ENG 2090 - Travel Writing

    Credits: 3
    In this course, students explore the fundamentals of travel writing. Through critical reading and extensive writing, students discover how to craft pieces that evoke a sense of time, place and personal journey. Students also focus on developing points of view and description, and draw upon personal experience and research to build skills in the full range of travel writing including blogs, memoirs, essays and guidebooks.

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


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    ENG 2580 - War Literature

    Credits: 3
    A survey of war literature across historical periods, cultures, and regions that examines the literary treatment of war’s dimensions and its effects on individuals and societies. Explores war’s purposes and causes as well as its perceived successes or failures. Readings will include novels, essays, poetry, and memoirs from a broad spectrum of writers and socio-cultural perspectives.

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


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    ENG 2510 - Women & Literature

    Credits: 3
    A culturally diverse approach to women and literature. Includes study of writings by women authors, women as characters in fiction, and the condition of women as theme and subject matter in literature.

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


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    ENG 2162 - World Literature: From the Renaissance to the Present

    Credits: 3
    Introduces the diversity of national literatures and multicultural texts. Considers contemporary stories, plays, and drama as the creation of imaginative landscapes which cross race, ethnicity, class, and culture. Examines the range of human experience expressed in international literature.

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


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    ENG 1350 - World Mythology

    Credits: 3
    An exploration of the meaning of mythology and the evolution of mythical thought from an interdisciplinary standpoint. Consideration will be given to mythology as an explanation of the way the world is ordered and how human beings respond to that order. Students will explore a diverse range of myths from cultures around the world and examine the relevance of myths in our daily lives.

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


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    ENG 2145 - Writing for Multimedia

    Credits: 3
    In this course, students will further develop writing and information-gathering skills for professional multimedia environments. Students will develop research strategies and analyze media styles through a range of projects directed at a mass audience including writing for news, broadcast, web, and interactive media as well as advertising, critical reviews, public relations, and creative scriptwriting. Students will also examine legal and ethical issues critical to multimedia communication. Students must complete a final research paper with a grade of C- or better in order to pass this course. This course fulfills the research and writing intensive requirement.

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Environmental Science

  
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    ENV 1230 - Current Environmental Issues

    Credits: 3
    This course investigates the science that underpins environmental issues. It also analyzes these issues from a variety of different perspectives including the legal, ethical, political, sociological, and economic considerations that combine to shape our understanding of environmental issues and their possible solutions.

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


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    ENV 1055 - Fundamentals of Earth Science

    Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to systems and processes acting upon planet Earth in the solar system. Primary focus is on mechanisms of formation and distribution of minerals, rocks, continents and planets. The course includes basic principles of geology including geologic time and plate tectonics. Meteorology and climatology are emphasized in context of hydrological impacts on geomorphology. Human impact on geological processes will also be explored.

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


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    ENV 1010 - Introduction to Environmental Science

    Credits: 3
    This course is a multidisciplinary study of the interrelationship between living things and their environment. The fundamentals of biology, chemistry, geology, and energy flow are studied so that current environmental issues can be understood and discussed from a scientific perspective. Emphasis is placed on maintaining and restoring sustainable ecosystems.

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


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    ENV 2010 - Moving toward Sustainability

    Credits: 3
    This course explores the paths that can lead to a sustainable future. The concept of sustainability will be defined. Current issues that promote or hinder sustainability will be discussed. Energy, agriculture, forestry, and green building are a few of the topics to be covered. Emphasis on a vision for the future with practical applications for today will be emphasized. Field trips required.

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


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    ENV 2050 - Natural History of Vermont

    Credits: 3
    Introduces the geology, weather, wildlife, and vegetation of Vermont as part of the larger northeast natural region. Compares and relates present day natural history to that of ancient times. Students uncover patterns in the natural environment that demonstrate both the uniqueness of Vermont and its place within the larger northeast region. Field trips required.

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


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    ENV 1310 - Sustainable Buildings

    Credits: 3
    This course focuses on buildings as systems as an approach to effective energy conservation. Students will learn energy-related components of residential energy efficiency and important possibilities for energy conservation including energy consumption, analyzing energy costs and other energy-auditing information.

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


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Film Studies

  
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    FLM 1050 - Introduction to Digital Filmmaking

    Credits: 3
    In this course, students are introduced to the basics of filmmaking. With a focus on technical and narrative structure, students produce short narrative and documentary projects through individual and group work. Topics include script development, lighting, project management, cinematography, sound recording, editing, and directing. Film promotion and distribution, as well as career opportunities in digital filmmaking, are also discussed. Students will acquire hands-on experience in digital film production.

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


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    FLM 2050 - Introduction to Film Study

    Credits: 3
    How to read a film: the study of film as an item of commerce, as an art form, and as a method of communication. Topics include the film industry, history, vocabulary, techniques, and the aesthetics of film. Critical interpretation of films is an integral part of the course.

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


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