Jun 24, 2021  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2020-2021 
    
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2020-2021

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    ACCT 110 - Survey of Accounting


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic elements of a financial accounting system. Emphasis will be placed on reading, understanding, and analyzing accounting information to prepare financial reports and make economic business decisions. Spring semester only. This course meets the General Education competency of Critical Thinking (CT).
    Corequisite or Prerequisite: Math requirement for student’s declared program.
  
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    ACCT 203 - Financial Accounting


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is a study of accounting concepts that govern the process of identifying, recording, and reporting accounting information. The analysis of financial information and role of the financial statements in the decision-making process is emphasized.  This course meets the General Education competency of Critical Thinking (CT).
    Corequisite or Prerequisite: Math requirement for student’s declared program.
  
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    ACCT 213 - Income Taxation


    3 credits (3 lecture)

    The course is designed to provide an overview of income tax laws and the detailed provisions that most individuals will encounter in their personal lives. The course emphasis is on the understanding and application of tax law provisions as opposed to the theoretical approach.

  
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    ACCT 221 - Computerized Accounting I


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course enables the student to maintain accounting records and produce reports employing a computerized accounting program that is used commercially by small- to medium-sized businesses. While an understanding of manual accounting is required, the course assumes that the student has never used a computerized accounting system and does not possess an extensive knowledge of personal computers or the Windows operating system. Fall semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): COMP 210 or OADM 107 or permission of the instructor; and either ACCT 110 or ACCT 203.
  
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    ACCT 222 - Computerized Accounting II


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is a continued study of computerized accounting software programs used by small-to large-sized businesses. The student will be introduced to the processing and operational differences of two additional commercial-level accounting software applications. The student must possess an understanding of the accounting cycle and an operational knowledge of the computerized accounting software introduced in Computerized Accounting I. Spring semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 221.
  
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    ACCT 231 - Payroll Accounting


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course provides a comprehensive knowledge of a payroll system. This includes not only the calculation of the payroll and the payroll taxes but also the preparation of the records and reports that form the foundation of an efficient payroll system. Course work includes hands-on experience using computerized payroll software. Fall semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 110 or ACCT 203.
  
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    ACCT 234 - Managerial Accounting


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course provides an introduction to accounting within the context of business and business decisions. Students will explore accounting information’s role in the decision-making process and learn how to use accounting information in a variety of management decision situations.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 203 and COMP 210.
  
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    AHEA 110 - Medical Law and Ethics


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    The course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of medical ethics and law. The student will gain a knowledge of law, medical ethics, and bioethics as they impact current health care practices. Special emphasis will be placed on documentation; types of consent; standard of care; physician-patient relationship; licensure and accreditation; and professional liability and malpractice. 
  
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    AHEA 125 - Basic Human Structure


    4 credits (4 lecture)
    This course is a study of basic human anatomy for the medical assistant, medical secretary, therapeutic recreation, or other allied health student. Although aspects of physiology are necessarily included, the major emphasis is on human structure. Organ systems studied include the skeleton, muscles, reproduction, digestion, circulation, respiration, nervous system, and excretory function.
  
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    AHEA 126 - Electronic Health Records


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is designed to introduce electronic health records usage within an ambulatory setting. Topics include vendor selection, system implementation, administrative and clinical usages of electronic health records (EHR). Upon completion of this course, students are eligible for the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam offered through the National Health Career Association.
    Prerequisite(s): COMP 210 or OADM 107 and AHEA 280.
  
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    AHEA 127 - Insurance & Reimbursement Methods


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course focuses on principles of medical insurance and claims reimbursement. Topics include appropriate reimbursement procedures, claims processing, coordination of insurance benefits, and legal processing issues. The course will integrate the use of electronic claims submission, the appeals process, and documentation requirements.
    Prerequisite(s): AHEA 218.
  
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    AHEA 140 - Medical Office Procedures


    4 credits (4 lecture)
    This course is designed to prepare the student for the administrative competencies required for entry-level front office employment in an ambulatory healthcare setting. Topics include clerical, operational, and bookkeeping functions; establishing and maintaining the medical record; performing routine medical office administrative procedures; and utilizing computer software to maintain office systems.
    Prerequisite(s): AHEA 280.
  
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    AHEA 145 - Medical Coding and Billing Specialist Practicum


    4 credits (1 lecture, 11 work hours per week)
    Students enrolled in the Medical Coding Specialist Certificate program will apply coding/billing principles in a health care setting. During the 165 hour site experience, students will gain experience in diagnostic and procedural coding systems, insurance reimbursement and related activities.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of 32 credits in the program with at least a “C” average and/or permission of the instructor.
  
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    AHEA 218 - Coding I


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    Diagnosis coding is the language of reporting why a service was medically necessary for patient care. This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge of basic coding systems and their diverse applications in the healthcare environment.
    Prerequisite or Corequisite: AHEA 280 and AHEA 125.
  
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    AHEA 219 - Coding II


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course focuses on advanced principles of International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision (ICD-10-CM), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and an introduction to Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) coding. The course will cover coding guidelines in areas of medical necessity, reimbursement, and claims submission.
    Prerequisite(s): AHEA 218.
  
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    AHEA 220 - Study of the Disease Process


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is designed to introduce students to pathology and the study of disease. The course focuses on organ system pathophysiology with a review of normal anatomy and physiology and examination of the etiology, clinical features, and treatment of major diseases affecting each system.
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 115/AHEA 125, or BIOL 131 and BIOL 132, or BIOL 131 and permission of the instructor.
  
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    AHEA 225 - Medical Coding Certification Preparation


    3 credits (2 lecture, 2 lab)
    This course prepares students to take certification exams offered by professional coding organizations. Students will review medical coding guidelines and examination strategies.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of 32 credits in the program with at least a “C” average and permission of the instructor.
  
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    AHEA 280 - Medical Terminology


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is an introduction to the formation and usage of general medical terminology as it relates to the major body systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to describe and identify basic medical terms; build medical terms from word parts; use medical terms within an appropriate context; and accurately pronounce and spell words used in the medical language system.
  
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    ANTH 100 - Introduction to Anthropology


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    The course deals with the origin, diversification, and evolution of humans and their cultures from extinct primitive systems to modern industrial civilizations.  Students will be exposed to the major sub-fields of anthropology:  physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics and cultural anthropology.  A primary focus will be the biological and cultural processes that made human beings unique among living organisms. This course meets the General Education competency of Values, Ethics, and Diverse Perspectives (VE).
  
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    ANTH 101 - Native Americans


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course introduces students to various Native American cultures throughout the Americas from pre-historic time to the present. Emphasis will be placed on cultural adaptations, reservation life, cross-cultural comparisons and cultural change. This course meets the General Education competency of Values, Ethics, and Diverse Perspectives (VE).
  
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    ARTS 101 - Introduction to Art


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is a survey of contemporary and past arts intended to develop visual discrimination and appreciation of art forms.
  
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    ARTS 102 - Drawing


    3 credits (2 lecture, 2 lab)
    This course is designed for all students interested in bettering their drawing skills. Classes are geared to the needs of each student individually.
  
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    ARTS 104 - History of Art I


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is a chronological survey of the paintings, sculpture, and architecture of major civilizations of the past, including the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Early Christian world, Byzantium, and Medieval Europe. Fall semester only.
  
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    ARTS 105 - History of Art II


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is a chronological survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture beginning with the European Renaissance and ending with the Post-Modern era in Europe and America.  Spring semester only.
  
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    ARTS 106 - Ceramic Arts


    3 credits (2 lecture, 2 lab)
    This course is designed to develop perceptual, creative, technical, and problem-solving skills in a ceramic arts context.  Elements and principles of design are identified and employed.  Aesthetic judgment and good studio practice are explored and cultivated.
  
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    ARTS 110 - Sculpture


    3 credits (2 lecture, 2 lab)
    This course is a comprehensive introduction to the principles of design as they are related to sculpture. Application of these topics will be explored along with their influence on and relationship to fine art, architecture, and interior design. The format of the class will include lecture and extensive studio work.
  
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    ARTS 112 - Introduction to Theater


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is an introduction to theatre intended to increase understanding, appreciation, and critical perceptions of the theatrical event. Readings, activities, and lectures focus on the elements of theatrical practice, artists and innovators of theatre throughout history and the theatre’s development as an art form and social phenomenon.
  
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    ARTS 114 - Introduction to Painting


    3 credits (2 lecture, 2 lab)
    This course provides an introduction to the materials, processes, and discipline required to create paintings. It will explore the medium of acrylic and oil paints through the use of different techniques and approaches to materials. The classroom will be expanded by museum trips, film/videos, slide lectures and demonstrations.
  
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    ARTS 120 - Technical Theater Production


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course will introduce the fundamentals of theatrical lighting, sound, and staging elements. Students will have an opportunity for hands-on backstage experience with the production of performing arts events at the Succop Theater.
  
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    BIOL 101 - Biology I


    4 credits (3 lecture, 2 lab)
    This course examines life on Earth using the principles of biochemistry, cytology, genetics, and evolution. Emphasis is placed on the processes that determine life. A required laboratory component provides activities and experiments that investigate the concepts from the lecture component. Not to be taken for credit by biology majors.  This course meets the General Education competency of Scientific Reasoning (SR).

     
    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for enrollment in ENGL 101 based on placement test scores; or Cs or better in ENGL 029 or ENGL 030 and/or ENGL 034 or ENGL 035, as required; or transfer credits meeting or surpassing ENGL 101 prerequisites.

  
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    BIOL 102 - Biology II


    4 credits (3 lecture, 2 lab)
    This is a course for non-majors that examines the unity and diversity of life on Earth using the principles of evolution and ecology. Emphasis is placed on the adaptations to the physical and living environments that characterize the major groups of living organism.  Spring semester only. Not to be taken for credit by biology majors.
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 101 or permission of instructor.
  
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    BIOL 103 - Environmental Biology


    4 credits (3 lecture, 3 lab)
    This non-majors course is an introductory-level study of organisms and their environment, utilizing practical examples of local plant and animal species. Ecological principles and their application to contemporary environmental problems will be given consideration in both lecture and field work. The laboratory includes both field and laboratory experience.  This course meets the General Education competency of Scientific Reasoning (SR).

     
    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for enrollment in ENGL 101 based on placement test scores; or Cs or better in ENGL 029 or ENGL 030 and/or ENGL 034 or ENGL 035, as required; or transfer credits meeting or surpassing ENGL 101 prerequisites.

  
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    BIOL 116 - Human Biology


    4 credits (3 lecture, 2 lab)

    Human Biology establishes a foundation of knowledge in biology, anatomy and physiology through the lens of the human body.  This course investigates the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems and is intended for the medical assistant, medical secretary, therapeutic recreation, or other allied health student.  This course meets the General Education competency of Scientific Reasoning (SR).
  
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    BIOL 120 - Principles of Biology I


    4 credits (3 lecture, 3 lab)
    This is the first course in a two-course sequence intended for biology majors or those students intent upon pursuing a degree in medicine or a medically-related field. The course encompasses the principles of biochemistry, cell metabolism, cell structure, cellular reproduction, Mendelian genetics, and gene function.  This course meets the General Education competency of Scientific Reasoning (SR).

     
    Corerequisite(s): Concurrent registration in CHEM 101 and MATH 101 or equivalent.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for enrollment in ENGL 101 based on placement test scores; or Cs or better in ENGL 029 or ENGL 030 and/or ENGL 034 or ENGL 035, as required; or transfer credits meeting or surpassing ENGL 101 prerequisites.

  
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    BIOL 121 - Principles of Biology II


    4 credits (3 lecture, 3 lab)
    This is the second course of a two course sequence intended for biology majors. It covers the principles of evolution and ecology as they apply to the unity and diversity of life on earth. Content areas will include mechanisms of evolution, an overview of biological diversity, plant and animal form and function and ecology.  Spring semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 120.
  
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    BIOL 131 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I


    4 credits (3 lecture, 3 lab)
    This is the first course in a two-course sequence that investigates cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems of the human body. The focus of this course is on the organization of the body and the integumentary, musculoskeletal, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Metabolism and acid-base balance are also discussed.  Dissection is required.  This course meets the General Education competency of Scientific Reasoning (SR).

     
    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for enrollment in ENGL 101 based on placement test scores; or Cs or better in ENGL 029 or ENGL 030 and/or ENGL 034 or ENGL 035, as required; or transfer credits meeting or surpassing ENGL 101 prerequisites.

  
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    BIOL 132 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II


    4 credits (3 lecture, 3 lab)
    This is the second course in a two-course sequence that investigates cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems of the mammalian body. The focus of this course is on the nervous, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems. Dissection is required.
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 131.
  
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    BIOL 201 - General Microbiology


    4 credits (3 lecture, 3 lab)
    This course is a one-semester study of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. Concepts include taxonomy, morphology, growth and reproduction, and metabolic biochemistry of the bacteria. The structure of viruses, their modes of replication, control, and diseases they cause will be studied, as well as emerging and reemerging infectious diseases and topics in immunology. Laboratory exercises include culturing, isolating, identifying, and classifying of microorganisms with emphasis on development of good aseptic technique.
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 101 OR BIOL 120; OR both BIOL 131 and BIOL 132.
  
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    BIOL 205 - Botany


    4 credits (3 lecture, 3 lab)
    This course is designed for biology majors. Course content includes the morphology, anatomy, physiology, ecology, and evolution of major plant groups. Representatives of the algae, fungi, bryophytes and vascular plants are studied in detail. The importance and use of plants in the fields of medicine, genetic engineering and biotechnology will be introduced. Representative specimens of the local flora will be collected and identified.  Fall semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 120 or permission of instructor
  
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    BIOL 207 - Ecology


    4 credits (3 lecture, 3 lab)
    Topics in this course include physiological, population, community, ecosystem, and behavioral ecology. Evolution and aspects of environmental biology will also be covered. Current models of evolutionary and ecological principles are examined as they pertain to the biological world. The laboratory experience is a combination of lab work and field experiences coupled with literature review. This is a course for biology majors and other interested students who satisfy the prerequisite.  Fall semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 120 or permission of instructor.
  
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    BIOL 209 - Genetics


    4 credits (3 lecture, 3 lab)
    This course is designed for biology majors or those entering the medical field. Classical (Mendelian) and modern (molecular) explanations of patterns of inheritance are discussed. Topics include nucleic acid structure; replication; transcription; translation; organization and regulation of the prokaryotic, eukaryotic, and viral genomes; evolutionary genetics; and applications of genetic technology in research and medicine.  Spring semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 120 or permission of instructor.
  
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    BIOL 219 - Current Topics in Biology


    1 credits (1 lecture)
    Intended for biology majors, but also open to non-majors who meet the prerequisites, this course provides students with opportunities to investigate three or four of the most active research areas in biology through journal readings and guest presentations. Fields from which topics are drawn could include (but are not limited to) nanotechnology, biotechnology, epidemiology, ethnobotany, immunology, evolution, and behavioral genetics.  Spring semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 120 or BIOL 101 or permission of instructor.
  
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    BUSN 021 - Preparatory Business Mathematics


    1 credits (1 Lecture)
    This course provides the review/support students require for success in Business Math (BUSN 121). Topics include the basic math operations, fractions, percentages, and decimal conversions, and formula application.
    Corerequisite(s): Business Math (BUSN 121) with same instructor based on placement test scores.
  
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    BUSN 102 - Business Law


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course introduces law and the judicial system as it functions in a democratic society. Topics covered include: functions of the courts, litigation, contracts, torts, product and service liability, consumer and worker protection, environmental issues and other selected topics.
  
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    BUSN 113 - Salesmanship


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is an introduction to sales management philosophy and techniques. Emphasis will be placed upon the verbal and nonverbal interaction between sales agent and the client. Topics to be covered will include agent-client communication, typical communication barriers, and the various means used to overcome those barriers.  This course meets the General Education competency of Oral Communication (OC).
  
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    BUSN 119 - Microcomputer Keyboarding


    1 credits (2 lab)
    This course develops keyboarding speed and accuracy based on proper techniques.
  
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    BUSN 120 - Introduction To Entrepreneurship


    3 credits (3 Lecture)
    This course introduces the student to the role of the entrepreneur in the 21st century global economy and provides the framework for the entrepreneurial process.  Topics include entrepreneurial behavior, opportunity recognition, types of business ownership, financial and market research, and product development.
  
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    BUSN 121 - Business Mathematics


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course develops the student’s informational and computational knowledge and skills. The course will focus on the fundamental mathematical techniques used in accounting, banking, finance, and merchandising.  This course meets the General Education competency of Quantitative Reasoning (QR).
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in BUSN 021 or a satisfactory score on college placement test.
  
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    BUSN 123 - Principles of Management


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is a study of the various functions of management including planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Actual business problems and solutions are discussed to make the subject practical and to show how theory is adapted to action.
  
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    BUSN 124 - Employment Law


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of employment law and discriminatory practices inherent to all areas of employment. The legal procedures for recruiting, hiring, promoting, evaluating, using progressive discipline, and dismissing employees will be emphasized. Antidiscrimination laws, company policies and their relationship to the protected classes will be researched and discussed. Spring semester only.
  
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    BUSN 125 - Human Resource Management


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the various aspects of personnel management. Emphasis will be placed on topics such as: motivation, supervision, communication, promotion, performance appraisals, interviews, selection process, and job satisfaction.
  
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    BUSN 127 - Customer Service


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This broad-based course covers issues facing customer service providers and managers. Emphasis is placed on the importance of striving for excellence in customer service. Topics covered include problem solving, coping with challenging customers, and customer service strategies for both traditional and virtual businesses.
  
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    BUSN 128 - Staffing Organizations


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course examines the process of acquiring, deploying and retaining a workforce of sufficient quantity and quality to create positive impacts on the organization’s effectiveness. Emphasis will be placed on designing and managing successful processes, while dealing with environmental challenges such as laws, regulations, current labor market, and organizational control. Strategic, technological, legal and practical issues confronting organizations and their staffing systems will be explored. Spring semester only.
  
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    BUSN 130 - The Business Plan


    3 credits (3 Lecture)
    This course guides students through the component parts of the business plan, culminating in a comprehensive written business plan.  The completion of the document will prepare the student to pursue avenues of funding for the new venture.
    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 120.
  
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    BUSN 134 - Advertising


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    The course introduces the methods and techniques used by advertising personnel and agencies in persuading the public to buy. Topics include market research, selection of media, and evaluation and testing of advertising effectiveness. Theory and practice in writing and designing advertising copy is included.
  
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    BUSN 139 - Business Ethics


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course examines the role of ethics in business, and the justification for, and the consequences of, managing individual and corporate behavior from an ethical perspective. Readings in business, philosophy, and political science are included to broaden and enrich course content.
  
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    BUSN 187 - Internet and Social Media Marketing


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course introduces the student to the many applications of the Internet and social media marketing. The invention of the Internet and social media has changed the way businesses interact with the world.  The student will learn how electronic mediums are used to reach both current and new customers while meeting the objectives of businesses, nonprofit organizations and more.  The student will learn the many ways interactive technology is changing the traditional methods of reaching customers.  The course will cover the extensiveness of the Internet and social media and how it is changing our lives.  While this course is required of certain business majors, Internet and social media marketing is an interdisciplinary topic and should be of interest to current or future managers and professional people who work in the business world. Spring semester only.
  
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    BUSN 200 - Labor Relations


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with labor relations and collective bargaining theories, as well as, the core issues of contract negotiating. Real world issues will be discussed and students will resolve issues both verbally through classroom discussion and practice labor negotiations through interactive simulations. 
  
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    BUSN 201 - International Business


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of global business.  The course stresses the effect of economic, political, legal, technological, and cultural factors on managing a business in the global environment.  Management, operations, supply chain, marketing, accounting, and finance are functions considered with the global strategy process.  Other topics discussed are emerging markets, currency exchange, regional trading groups, world trade organizations, and current trends in the global market.
  
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    BUSN 203 - Introduction to Business


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is an introductory study of various aspects of business and society in our economic system dealing with organizations, methods of operation, forms of ownership, functions and problems of management.
  
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    BUSN 204 - Business Communications and Procedures


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is designed to assess the student’s application of business communication and procedures. Emphasis will be placed on communication and organizational skills, use of Microsoft® Office applications, and business etiquette. Fall semester only. This course meets the General Education competency of Oral Communication (OC).
    Corequisite or Prerequisite: 1) COMP 210 or 2) OADM 110, OADM 132, and OADM 228
  
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    BUSN 208 - Computer Ethics


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    The course is an introduction to ethics as it relates to information technology.  Students will be introduced to the foundations of ethical theory and how ethics is applicable to various topics in information technology including privacy, freedom of speech, intellectual property, security, and employment.
  
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    BUSN 210 - Employee Training and Development


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with Human Resource Managerial (HRM) skills in the area of employee training and development. Emphasis will be placed upon interpersonal and organizational communication skills used in human resource departments, interviewing skills, feedback, motivation, change and problem solving as they relate to HR departments and HRM goal attainment. Students will have an opportunity to actively practice desired behaviors in the above areas. Fall semester only.
  
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    BUSN 212 - Organization Compensation


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course covers all facets of organizational compensation including benefits. A strategic human resources approach is taken on how to deal with labor contracts and negotiations. Emphasis is placed on providing acceptable and affordable employee compensation. Topics covered include compensation analysis, internal and external environmental influences, pay bases, designing compensation systems, benefit options and cost, executive compensation and non-monetary compensation including flexible work schedule options. Spring semester only.
  
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    BUSN 213 - Human Resource Management Practicum


    4 credits (1 lecture, 11 work hours per week)
    This course is designed to provide students in the Human Resource Management (HRM) program an opportunity to apply occupational competencies through projects or work experience in an actual business organization supervised by the instructor and/or work-site supervisor. The student will spend 165 practicum hours at a site involving human resource management. Students may be required by their practicum site employer to sign a confidentiality agreement and/or pass a criminal background check.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of 45 credits in the program, including BUSN 124, BUSN 128, BUSN 200, BUSN 210, BUSN 212, and BUSN 281, with a 2.5 grade average and instructor permission required.
  
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    BUSN 214 - Marketing


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    The basic objectives of this course are to provide the student with a broad introduction to marketing concepts, the role of marketing in the firm and various factors that influence marketing decision making. The course’s main focus is on the Four P’s of Marketing: Product, Price, Place and Promotion.
  
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    BUSN 215 - Principles of Supply Chain Management


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course introduces students to the supply chain and its impact on supply sources, purchasing, distribution, production planning, information systems, customer service, and inventory and warehouse management. Emphasis will be placed on the supply chain manager’s role in developing supply chain relationships, streamlining activities to improve product distribution, and integrating information regarding the logistical flow of materials across the supply chain.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for enrollment in ENGL 101 based on placement test scores; or “C” or better in English developmental/preparatory courses. Eligibility for enrollment in MATH 101 based on placement test scores; or “C” or better in BUSN 121 or MATH 100.
  
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    BUSN 219 - Business Statistics


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course introduces business students to statistics. Emphasis is on the application, interpretation, and presentation of statistics in real world situations. Students will learn why, when, and how to use statistics and statistical data to enhance decision making.
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in MATH 101.
  
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    BUSN 221 - Business Leadership


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of business leadership development through behavior theory and business practice learning. The balancing of people-and task- related skills necessary for influencing others to get their job done efficiently and effectively will be explored.
  
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    BUSN 232 - Marketing Management Practicum


    4 credits (1 lecture, 11 work hours per week)
    This course will develop occupational competencies through projects or work experience in a business organization supervised by the instructor and/or supervisor. Work placement will be within organizations that provide marketing or retailing experiences.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of 45 credits in the program including 18 credits in the major with a “C” average and instructor permission required.
  
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    BUSN 237 - Consumer Behavior


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course provides the student with an introduction to the study of the underlying behavioral processes as they affect consumer buying. Topics to be covered include understanding how consumers encounter, choose and consume products.
    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 214.
  
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    BUSN 241 - Marketing Research


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course covers the fundamentals of marketing research including the overall marketing research process and the different types of important procedures at each stage of the process, including data collection, sampling and statistical analysis. Spring semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 214.
  
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    BUSN 244 - Financial Management


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of basic business financial management.  Fall semester only. 
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 110 or ACCT 203.
  
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    BUSN 281 - Human Resource Applications


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with managerial skills in the area of human resources (HR). Emphasis will be placed upon developing analytical, decision-making, conceptual, and communication skills as they relate to human resource management (HRM). Employment issues confronting organizations and their HR departments will be explored.
    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 125.
  
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    CHEM 100 - Descriptive Chemistry


    4 credits (3 lecture, 2 lab)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts, procedures, and applications of chemistry to the world in which they live.  This course is for non-science majors, pre-nursing students, and those preparing for the sciences.  This course meets the General Education competency of Scientific Reasoning (SR).

     
    Prerequisite(s): MATH091 or concurrent registration. Students must be eligible for enrollment in ENGL101 based on plcmt. test scores; or Cs or better in ENGL029 or ENGL030 and/or ENGL034 or ENGL035, as required; or transfer credits meeting or surpassing ENGL101 prereqs.

  
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    CHEM 101 - Chemistry I


    4 credits (3 lecture, 3 lab)
    This course introduces the concept of the atom and its structure, bonding theories, and chemical periodicity. Attention is given to chemical nomenclature and stoichiometric calculations. The behavior of solids, liquids, and gases is presented with an emphasis on problem-solving. This course is intended for students majoring in science, engineering, and related fields.  This course meets the General Education competency of Scientific Reasoning (SR).

     
    Corerequisite(s): MATH 101
    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in CHEM 100 or in a high school chemistry course taken within the past five years.

  
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    CHEM 102 - Chemistry II


    4 credits (3 lecture, 3 lab)
    This course stresses the application of chemical principles and solution chemistry. The course includes the study of equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. This course is intended for students majoring in science, engineering, and related fields.  Spring semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 102 or concurrent registration, and grade of “C” or better in CHEM 101.
  
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    CHEM 103 - Modern Instrumental Methods In Chemical Analysis


    1 credits (1 lecture, 2 lab)
    An introduction to modern instrumental methods in chemical analysis will be conveyed. Emphasis will be on electrochemical analysis, spectrophotometry, and chromatography. The course will develop concepts which are fundamental to measurement systems. Field trips may be required.  Spring semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 101 or equivalent.
  
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    CHEM 104 - Introduction to Nanotechnology


    4 credits (3 lecture, 2 lab)
    As a fast growing technology, nanotechnology has transformed manufacturing, energy, health care, electronics, cosmetics, clothing, and nearly every area of modern life. Here is a course designed to introduce students to the fascinating details beyond the traditional microscopic realm. Topics include the basic concepts, techniques, and applications of nanotechnology. This course is for both science and non-science majors. This course meets the General Education competency of Scientific Reasoning (SR).  Fall semester only.

     




     

     

  
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    CHEM 105 - Kitchen Science


    4 credits 3 lecture, 2 lab
    New Course. Effective Spring 2021. 

    This course looks at science through the lens of the kitchen. We will address the underlying scientific principles that support the cooking, baking, and cleaning that occurs in the everyday kitchen. This course is designed for the nonscience major as a glimpse into the science that shapes our lives every day. This course meets the General Education competency of Scientific Reasoning (SR). Students must be eligible for enrollment in ENGL 101 based on placement test scores; or Cs or better in ENGL 029 or ENGL 030 and/or ENGL 034 or ENGL 035, as required; or transfer credits meeting or surpassing ENGL 101 prerequisites.
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 091 or concurrent registration

  
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    CHEM 125 - Forensic Science


    4 credits (3 lecture, 2 lab)
    This course for non-science majors introduces the student to the basic scientific theory and techniques used in criminal investigation. Topics include crime scene processing; forensic medicine; toxicology and chemistry; and analysis of bodily fluids/DNA, trace/contact evidence, and firearms-related evidence.  This course meets the General Education competency of Scientific Reasoning (SR).

     

  
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    CHEM 221 - Organic Chemistry I


    4 credits (3 lecture, 4 lab)
    This course is intended for science majors, engineers, and those in related fields. This course covers the major organic functional groups, the major reaction mechanisms, and stereochemistry. Laboratory experiences are used to support and clarify those areas as well as teach general organic techniques.  Fall semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 102 or permission of instructor.
  
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    CHEM 222 - Organic Chemistry II


    4 credits (3 lecture, 4 lab)
    This course is a continuation of Organic Chemistry I and is intended for science majors, engineers, and those in related fields. The course emphasizes organic reaction mechanism, functional groups, conjugated systems, instrumental analysis, and an introduction to carbohydrate chemistry. Laboratory experiences are used to support and clarify theory discussed in class, as well as unknown analysis via chemical and instrumental methods.  Spring semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 221 or permission of instructor.
  
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    COMM 101 - Introduction to Mass Communication


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is an introduction to the development and operation of the mass media industries. From a historical perspective, it examines their ever-changing relationship to the social, cultural, and political realms of society.
  
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    COMM 102 - Design Organization I


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This is a foundational course for the visual communication degree programs. The Gestalt principles, as they relate to design, and the principles and elements of design are learned and put into application in a series of projects. Also covered is color theory, the psychology of color, typography, working with a client, idea generation, and the application of basic studio procedures and materials. Additionally, peer review and collaborative work is regularly employed within the class. This course meets the General Education competency of Critical Thinking (CT).
  
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    COMM 103 - Electronically Generated Imaging


    3 credits (3 lecture)

    This course provides the skills necessary to produce stop motion photography film tracks. This type of photography is used in movie special effects.
    Prerequisite(s): COMM 101, COMM 102, and COMM 114 or COMM 116.

  
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    COMM 105 - Creative Thinking


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course will enable students to develop their creative and critical thinking ability. Through creative activities students will learn to think analytically, identify relationships, spot faulty reasonings, develop creative solutions to problems, improve their memories and set goals.
  
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    COMM 110 - Electronic Art and Design I


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    Electronic art and design is extensively used in the world of visual communications. This art form enables skilled users to create sophisticated logos, freeform artwork, and detailed, realistic technical illustrations, to name of few of its applications. This course is designed to help the students integrate the basic principles of graphic design within their work while learning the latest in design software. This course meets the General Education competency of Technological Competence (TC). Spring semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): COMM 102 with a “C” grade or higher.
  
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    COMM 111 - Electronic Art and Design II


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This class is a continuation of Electronic Art and Design I. Students will expand their skills at a higher and more professional level of proficiency than was possible in Electronic Art and Design I.  Fall semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): COMM 110 with a “C” grade or higher.
  
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    COMM 112 - Electronic Layout and Design I


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This is a basic electronic layout and design course. Students will be applying principles of graphic design learned in Design Organization I as they learn a professional grade layout program.  Spring semester only. 
    Prerequisite(s): COMM 102 with a “C” grade or higher and either COMP 210, COMP 242, or permission of instructor.
  
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    COMM 114 - Introduction To Black & White Photography


    3 credits (2 lecture, 2 lab)
    This course is an introduction to basic photography techniques, providing the novice photographer with the skills necessary to take, develop, and print black and white photographs. Although the main focus will be on skill development, a portion of the course will introduce the student to the concept of photography as an art form. Access to a 35 mm camera with manual over ride is required.
  
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    COMM 115 - Photojournalism


    3 credits (2 lecture, 2 lab)
    This course introduces the student to the visual creative medium of digital presentation. Reporting the news as a photojournalist stresses recognition, development and creation of news photographs, and the skills of the photo editor. The student experiences shooting, developing, printing, and editing in a digital format. A digital camera is required for this course.  Spring semester only. 
    Prerequisite(s): COMM 111, COMM 212, and COMM 114 or COMM 116.
  
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    COMM 116 - Introduction to Digital Photography


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course introduces the student to the medium of digital photography. Although the main focus will be on skill development, a portion of the course will introduce the student to the concept of photography as an art form. A digital camera is required for this course. Cell phone digital cameras are not acceptable for this course.
  
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    COMM 120 - Professional Digital Photography


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course introduces the student to the hybrid darkroom. Students will learn to edit and perfect digital photographs while creating saleable digital images and meeting client requirements in a deadline-based environment.  Spring semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): COMM 114 or COMM 116. Corequisite: COMM 110.
  
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    COMM 121 - Human Communication Dynamics


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course is an overview of common theories relevant to the study of the communication processes and a basic introduction to the various divisions and research methods within the discipline.  This course meets the General Education competency of Values, Ethics, and Diverse Perspectives (VE).  Fall semester only.
  
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    COMM 135 - Media Writing I


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    The course is an introduction to the various methods used by print and broadcast journalists to gather and report news and information. The focus will be on the theoretical and practical application of the skills used in all aspects of writing for media. Students will gain hands-on experience by participating in the various phases of the publication of the student newspaper. Fall semester only.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for enrollment in ENGL 101.
  
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    COMM 140 - Media Writing II


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    The course builds on the various methods of writing covered in Media Writing I. The emphasis is upon writing media stories after in-depth research, one-on-one interviewing and covering meetings, speeches, and other public forums. There will be a continuing emphasis on grammar, spelling and journalistic style. Students will continue the study of media law and ethics and gain hands-on experience by participating in the various phases of the publication of the student newspaper.
    Prerequisite(s): C grade or better in COMM 135 or permission of the instructor.
  
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    COMM 201 - Speech


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course examines the functions and methods in contemporary public speaking through preparation of effectively organized ideas and dynamic verbal interpretation.  The student is given opportunities to develop proper speaking habits, effective listening techniques, standards of criticism, and awareness of the ethical responsibilities of a speaker. This course meets the General Education Competency of Oral Communication. (OC)
  
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    COMM 202 - Design Organization II


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course focuses on acquiring advanced design skills, while using the various professional programs covered to date. Multiple idea generation techniques will be explored, professional case studies will be considered, and developing and designing a multi-stage design project will be accomplished.
    Prerequisite(s): COMM 102, COMM 110, and COMM 112, all with a C or higher.
  
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    COMM 203 - Interactive Electronic Media


    3 credits (3 lecture)
    This course introduces students to foundational skills in audio capture and editing. Recording, microphone operations, and audio scriptwriting will be explored via lecture and hands-on assignments.
    Corerequisite(s): COMM 205, Video Media.
    Prerequisite(s): COMM 103, Electronic Generated Imaging.
 

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