ARTS & SCIENCES DIVISION:

Art -

ART1490__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

History of Art I

History of ancient art from prehistoric to medieval time. Meets cultural diversity requirement.

ART1500__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

History of Art II

The study of Renaissance and Baroque art. Meets cultural diversity requirement.

ART1510__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

History of Art III

History of the major developments in the art of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Meets cultural diversity requirement.

ART1530__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to Humanities

An introduction into the nature of the humanities. Dominant themes of human self-expression and the key ideas and values of western cultures are discovered through a comparative and integrated study of painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music and the art of film. Meets cultural diversity requirement.

Biological Sciences -

BIO1150__________________ (3-4) 5 cr. hrs.

General Biology

Presents selected basic biological concepts and principles fundamental to the understanding of the operation of biological systems. The nature of science concepts of biological organization, characteristics and chemistry of the cell, energy relationships, reproduction, heredity, classification, evolution and environmental relationships of living things may be presented. Meets the general education biological science requirement.

BIO1430__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Environmental Science

A general introductory course in human ecology. The general concepts of ecology will be covered in early chapters. The remainder of this course emphasizes human contributions to resource depletion, energy conservation, overpopulation and overconsumption, pollution and subsequent worldwide effects.

BIO2540__________________ (3-4) 5 cr. hrs.

Human Anatomy and Physiology (Spring)

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in BIO1150, BIO1250, BIO1350, BIO2112, BIO2122 or PHS1250 or higher.

Designed to provide the student with an understanding of the structure and function of the human body. Includes macroscopic and microscopic study of tissues, basic chemistry of life processes and skeletal, muscular, digestive, neural and cardiovascular systems. Recommended for science and physical education majors as well as some non-nursing hospital based courses such as radiology. The BIO2600 Human Anatomy and the BIO2620 Human Physiology, for a total of 10 hours, are required for the nursing program. BIO2540 is considered as Anatomy and Physiology I for many transferring institutions.

 

Business/Statistics -

BUS2430__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Introductory Statistics

Prerequisite: A “C” or better in MAT1130 or instructor consent.

An introductory survey of the many applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students will acquire the basic knowledge and skills to organize, analyze, and present data. Students will learn sampling methods, how to develop confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

Computer Information Systems -

CIS1750__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Microcomputer Applications

Prerequisite: Previous regular usage of word processor, spreadsheet or database applications. Student cannot concurrently enroll in CIS1050 and CIS1750.

Gaining proficiency in the most commonly used applications of microcomputers in business: word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphics, presentations and database management using an integrated Windows-based software suite that performs all these applications.

CIS1870__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Internetworking I

Prerequisite: CIS1050, CIS1610, CIS1670, CIS1750 or co-prerequisite of CIS1610 or CIS1670 or instructor consent.

First of four semesters in the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum. Teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level home network installer jobs. Also helps students develop some of the skills needed to become network technicians, computer technicians, cable installers, and help desk technicians. Provides an introduction to networking and the Internet using tools and hardware community found in home and small business environments.

CIS1890__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Internetworking II

Prerequisite: CIS1850 or CIS1870.

Second of four semesters in the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum. Provides a basic overview of routing and remote access, addressing, and security. Familiarizes students with servers that provide email services, web space, and authenticated access. Students learn about the soft skills required for help desk and customer service positions, and preparation for the CCENT certification exam.

CIS2100__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Microcomputer Database Management

Prerequisite: CIS1050 or CIS1750.

A practical course utilizing a microcomputer software package to acquaint the student with database management tasks of moderate complexity. Topics of study include: file design and creation, table manipulation, record editing and display, queries, report generation, using multiple files.

CIS2200__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Microcomputer Spreadsheet Applications

Prerequisite: CIS1050 or CIS1750.

A practical course utilizing a computer software package to acquaint the student with spreadsheet applications of moderate complexity.Topics of study include: file creation/ manipulation, cell editing, ranges, functions, sorting, formulas, graphs, printer control, and database functions, and multiple worksheets.

CIS2350__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Word Processing-Microsoft Word

Prerequisite: CIS1050 or CIS1750

A practical course utilizing Microsoft Word to acquaint the student with word processing applications of moderate complexity, Topics include: cursor movement, editing, document formatting, columnar typing, block functions, text enhancement, print control, etc.

CIS2670__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Internetworking III

Prerequisite: CIS1890

Third of fourth semester in the CISCO Networking Academy curriculum. Familiarizes students with the equipment applications and protocols installed in enterprise networks with a focus on switched networks, IP Telephony requirements, and security. Also introduces advanced routing protocols such as Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol.

 CIS2690__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Internetworking IV

Prerequisite: CIS2670

Fourth of four semesters in the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum. Introduces students to network design processes. Students follow a standard design process to expand and upgrade each network, which includes requirements gathering, proof-of-concept, and project management. Lifecycle services, including upgrades, competitive analyses, and system integration, are presented in the context of pre-sale support.

English -

ENG1330_________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

English Composition I

Prerequisite: ACT 18+; or Compass English/ Writing score of 70+; or completion of ENG0970 or modules (ENG0240, ENG0250 & ENG0260) with a “C” or above.  English Composition I is a purpose-based writing course designed to guide the student through writing based on the rhetorical situation. Importance is placed on mastery of writing necessary to the student’s education and career. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking necessary to a writing process and producing clear, organized, and well-developed writing. Instruction will also include basic research skills, MLA guidelines, mechanics, usage, and grammar.

 ENG1340_________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

English Composition II

Prerequisite: ENG1330 with a grade of “C” or better.

Emphasizes argument, critical thinking, research and documentation. Students will be expected to read critically and synthesize information cogently and effectively.

 ENG1360_________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Creative Writing

Prerequisite: ENG1330 with a grade of “C” or better.

An introduction to writing short fiction and poetry. Students will study anthologized/ representative writers while developing their own style and voice. Special focus will be placed on providing criticism in a workshop setting and revising writing multiple times to produce polished work.

 ENG1440_________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Public Speaking

Emphasizes effective communication in public situations through the design and delivery of informal speeches, open forum discussions, and practice in impromptu and extemporaneous speaking.

 ENG1570_________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to Literature: Prose, Poetry, and Drama

Prerequisite: ENG1330 with a grade of “C” or better.

An introductory survey of the prose forms of literature, primarily short story, novel and drama, as well as the basic methods of poetry.  Special attention is given to literary forms and terminology. Emphasis is also placed on developing skills in critical reading and the attitude needed for appreciating serious literature. A strong emphasis will be placed on reading and discussion.

 ENG2330_________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

English Literature I

Prerequisite: ENG1330 with a grade of “C” or better.

A survey study of major authors and their works from the early Middle Ages through the eighteenth century. Major figures studied include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton and Pope. A strong emphasis will be placed on reading and discussion.

History –

HIS1100__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

World Civilization I

A multi-cultural and comparative survey of the development of major world civilizations from the ancient period until 1500. Meets cultural diversity requirement.

 HIS1130__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Western Civilization I

A study of the evolution of Western Civilization from the development of the earliest civilizations to the Age of Absolutism. Meets cultural diversity requirement.

 HIS1140__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Western Civilization II

A study of the main problems of the western world from the Age of Absolutism to the present time. Meets cultural diversity requirement.

 HIS1230__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

American History I

A survey of the political, economic, constitutional, diplomatic, social and cultural developments of the United States through the Reconstruction period. Partially fulfills Missouri State Law requiring instruction in U.S. and Missouri constitutions. Requirements are listed at the beginning of History section in the catalog.

 HIS1240__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

American History II

A survey of the political, economic, constitutional, diplomatic, social and cultural developments of the United States from the Reconstruction period to the present.

 HIS1520__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

World Civilization II

A multicultural and comparative survey of the development of major world civilizations from approximately 1500 until the present. Meets cultural diversity requirement

Mathematics -

MAT1230__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

College Algebra

Prerequisite: ACT score of 23-26; Compass Algebra score of 66-89 or Compass College Algebra score of 53-71; or Compass College Trigonometry score of 46-62; or a grade of ‘C’ or better in MAT 1130.

A comprehensive and rigorous course covering the concepts and techniques of algebra. Included are the following topics: solving linear, rational, quadratic, and other types of equations; linear, rational, quadratic and other types of functions (properties, graphs, inverses); exponential and logarithmic functions; and solving systems of equations. Topics will be covered thoroughly and in detail.

 MAT1330__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Trigonometry

Prerequisite: ACT score of 27; or Compass Algebra score of 90-94; or Compass College Algebra score of 72-75; or Compass Trigonometry score of 63-66; or a grade of ‘C’ or better in MAT1230, College Algebra. MAT1230 and MAT1330 may be taken concurrently.

The study of triangles. Includes an in-depth study of trigonometric and circular functions and their graphs, angle measure (degrees and radians); trigonometric identities and equations; solving right and general triangles; inverse trigonometric functions and equations; and an introduction to vector applications.

 MAT1650__________________ (5-0) 5 cr. hrs.

Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Fall)

Prerequisite: ACT score of 28+; Compass Algebra score of 95-100; or Compass College Algebra score of 76-100; or Compass Trigonometry score of 67-100; or a grade of ‘C’ or better in MAT1230, College Algebra, and MAT1330, Trigonometry.

Provides a study of algebraic applications to geometry and the basic concepts of the calculus. Includes limits and their properties; differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions (by using limits and differentiation rules); applications of differentiation, including curve sketching and optimization problems; and an introduction to integration, including definite and indefinite integrals.

Modern Foreign Language -

MFL1370__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Elementary Spanish I

Prerequisite: Must meet same requirements necessary to enroll in ENG1330.

An introduction to the Spanish language and to the Hispanic culture. Students will practice all four language skills, with special emphasis on conversation. Meets cultural diversity requirement.

 MFL1470__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Elementary Spanish II

Prerequisite: MFL1370 or high school equivalent (1-2 years of recent study).

A continuation of Elementary Spanish (MFL1370). By the end of the second semester, all major language structures will have been introduced. Meets cultural diversity requirement.

MFL2230__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Intermediate Spanish I

Prerequisite: MFL1370 and MFL1470 or the equivalent (four years of high school study).

A review of the fundamentals of grammar and elaboration of the major language structures. Special emphasis on writing and conversation. Meets cultural diversity requirement.

Music –

MSC1801_________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Appreciation of Music

Examines the nature of music as well as the development of Western music from the Middle Ages until the present time. This study provides the basis for the understanding and appreciation of music. Meets cultural diversity requirement.

Physical Education  -

PED2700_____________ (Arranged) 1 cr. hrs.

Wellness Center I

Instruction in the development of fitness planning, fitness goal setting, and personal health and wellness. An introductory course where students will gain the knowledge of a wide variety of fitness equipment. Students will participate in activities designed to increase strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Must meet with instructor during first week of classes.

PED2710_____________ (Arranged) 1 cr. hrs.

 Wellness Center II

Prerequisite: PED 2700 with a grade of “C” or better.

Instruction in the development of fitness planning, fitness goal setting, nutrition, and personal health and wellness. Students will participate in activities designed to increase strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Students are encouraged to do pre-and post-testing to track their fitness gains. Must meet with instructor during first week of classes.

Philosophy -

 PHI1400__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to Philosophy

Introduces students to some of the great philosophers.Thoughts on the meaning of life, limits of knowledge and basis for individual liberty are explored.

 PHI1410__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Comparative Religion

A survey of the major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Meets cultural diversity requirement.

Physical Sciences –

PHS1250__________________ (3-4) 5 cr. hrs.

Introductory Chemistry

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in MAT0950 or higher level math course, or have a Compass Algebra score of 38 or higher or an ACT math score of 19 or higher.

A presentation of the fundamentals of chemistry for the non-science major who needs a course in physical science or who wishes to broaden his general scientific knowledge.

 

Political Science -

POS1180____________(3.0) 3 cr. hrs.

American Political Systems

Prerequisite:  A minimum score of 18 on the ACT reading or a minimum score of a 81 on the Compass reading.  A required course of all students pursuing the AA, AAT or AGS degree; covers local, state, and national government systems.  Also satisfies the U.S. and Missouri constitution requirements.

 

Psychology –

PSY1130__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

General Psychology I

Prerequisite: A minimum score of 18 on the ACT reading or a minimum score of 80 on the Compass reading.

A broad overview of the general field of psychology and fundamental principles of human behavior. Includes the biology of behavior, learning and memory, emotion and motivation, growth and development, individual personality, psychopathology, and treatment of mental illness.

PSY1250__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Human Growth and Development

Prerequisite: A minimum score of 18 on the ACT reading or a minimum score of 80 on the Compass reading..

Provides the student with a lifespan approach to development. Examines major psychological issues, theories, and research concerning infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Influences on physical, cognitive, personality, and social development are analyzed.

Sociology –

SOC1130__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

General Sociology

Prerequisite: A minimum score of 18 on the  ACT reading or a minimum score of 80 on the Compass reading or concurrent enrollment in RDG0900.

Systematically examines behavior and human groups, particularly the influence of culture, socialization, social structure, stratification, social institutions, differentiated by race, ethnicity, gender, class, region, and sociocultural change upon people’s attitudes and behaviors.

Theater -

THE1000__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to Theatre

A comprehensive introduction to the art of theater examining the roles and contributions of theater artists including the actor, the director, the designers, the playwright, and the critic. Students will develop projects in these areas and attend theatre productions.

THE1200__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to Literature: Drama

An analysis of dramatic form through the study of representative genres of theater to aid student development of critical capabilities for reading drama. Tragedy, comedy, tragicomedy, farce, melodrama, musicals, absurdism and other styles will be studied using specific scripts, as well as the cultures that gave rise to these movements. Reading intensive course.

THE2120__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

World Drama

Students will learn to understand and appreciate the dramatic form through the study of representative plays through theatrical history—from the Greeks, Medieval, Renaissance, Early European, Modern British and American Drama. Classes are discussion-oriented and the play script is emphasized as a means to dramatic productions. Reading intensive course. Meets cultural diversity requirement.