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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Psychology

  
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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 2370 - Introduction to Counseling Theories & Practice

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to basic concepts and applications of selected contemporary and traditional counseling theories. Course content is directed to applications in the helping professions.

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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
    A survey of the basic issues, concepts, theories and methods of psychology. Students will increase their awareness of 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 Abuse

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to the causes, symptoms, and stages of drug and alcohol abuse. Topics may include factors which lead to drug use and abuse, signs and symptoms of abuse and addiction, stages of chemical dependency, and career opportunities for those interested in substance abuse counseling and treatment. 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 2350 - Near Death Experiences

    Credits: 3
    This course will examine the validity and significance of current research on near-death experiences (NDEs). It will place NDEs within the context of historical and religious perspectives on life after death and examine the significant differences between true NDEs and other types of experiences reported by dying patients.

    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 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 1150 - Substance Abuse: Services & Treatment

    Credits: 3


    An examination of theoretical approaches and current therapeutic models in the treatment of substance abuse. Topics include prevention theories, intervention and treatment methods, and local and state services available. Also addresses public health, ethical, and legal factors as they relate to current policy and research.

    Prerequisites: Introduction to Substance Abuse ,  , or appropriate prior experience

     


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    PSY 2240 - Theories of Personality

    Credits: 3
    A systematic study of the development, dynamics and structure of personality. Major contributions to theory, methodology, and research from psychoanalytic, behavioral, experimental, humanistic, and biological disciplines will be considered.

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Sign Language Studies

  
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    SLS 1011 - Sign Language I

    Credits: 3
    This course teaches elementary communication with the deaf and hard-of-hearing and emphasizes basic aspects of American Sign Language. Attention is given to issues and concerns of the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.

    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 builds on students’ basic knowledge of American Sign Language. Emphasis is on improving clarity, speed, fluency, and increasing expressive and receptive proficiency.

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Social Science

  
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    SSC 2520 - Introduction to Genealogy

    Credits: 3
    Students will develop the ability to uncover resources needed for genealogical research, explore those resources, conduct an actual search for ancestors, and develop charts outlining the pedigree and descendants of a specific ancestor. Students will document their research in such a way that allows other researchers to verify ancestral lineage.

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


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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 2011 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment

    Credits: 3
    An examination of the life cycle from a perspective of systems analysis. Studies conception to adolescence focusing on the interrelationships among physiological, psychological, social, and cultural systems. Specific emphasis is on the social institutions that affect movement of the individual through the life cycle. Prerequisite: Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Psychology, or Human Anatomy & Physiology I.

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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 will 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
    Topics include 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. 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 2070 - Aging in America

    Credits: 3
    A study of the physical, emotional, and psychological changes experienced by the aging person. Examination of the social context of growing older in the United States: quality of life, demographic, economic and political implications. Cultural differences and attitudes toward aging will be compared.

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


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    SOC 2120 - Community Development

    Credits: 3
    Students will translate ideas and passions into actions that promote positive change in their communities. After identifying areas of personal interest, students will develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to interact within their neighborhoods or institutions as change agents. Topics will include problem identification, coalition building, resource allocation, public relations, and development of an action plan.

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


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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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    SOC 2220 - The Family in Society

    Credits: 3
    A study of the family as a social institution. Explores the historical, psychological and sociological aspects of the family through topics and issues such as sex roles, dating and courtship, married life and children, dual-career marriages, divorce, the single-parent family, and changing family structures.

    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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    SPA 2011 - Spanish III

    Credits: 3
    This course provides a systematic and intensive review of first-year college Spanish, along with further development of oral proficiency, continued study of Spanish grammar, directed composition, and acquisition of vocabularies for everyday use. Readings in Hispanic arts, culture and society serve as the basis for guided conversation and written and oral communication activities. Laboratory work may be required.

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    SPA 2012 - Spanish IV

    Credits: 3
    This course continues the development of oral proficiency through study and application of Spanish grammar and acquisition of vocabularies for everyday use. Students increase comprehension of native speakers of Spanish in a variety of settings, such as news broadcasts, films, and lectures. Readings in Hispanic arts, culture, and society serve as the basis for guided conversation and written and oral communication activities. Laboratory work may be required.

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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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Women’s & Gender Studies

  
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    WGS 1020 - Introduction to Women’s Studies

    Credits: 3
    A multicultural study of women and their relationship to the world around them. An interdisciplinary survey of research and literature by and about women, with topics drawn from the social sciences, humanities, and the biological sciences.

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


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