Jul 19, 2024  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Paralegal Studies

  
  • LEGL 2355 Immigration Law

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course addresses the area of immigration law and procedure in the United States. Materials focus on statutory and regulatory aspects of the immigration process and assess the impact criminal statutes have on this process. In addition, students review and prepare documents involved in the immigration process.

    Prerequisite or Corequisite: LEGL 1300 and LEGL 1320 with a “C” or better

  
  • LEGL 2360 Legal Evidence

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides and overview of the rules of evidence. Course material includes the general rules governing admissibility of evidence, the use of documentary and opinion evidence, evidentiary privileges, direct and circumstantial evidence, admissions, witnesses, and the “hearsay rule” and its exceptions.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 and LEGL 1320 with a “C” or better
  
  • LEGL 2365 Intellectual Property

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with aspects of intellectural property of law. Students explore various laws and principles related to traditional aspects of patent, trademark, and signature mark, copyright, trade secret and licensing. Students also review and prpare various documents and forms commonly used in these areas.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 and LEGL 1320 with a “C” or better
  
  • LEGL 2370 eDiscovery

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is required for all students in the Paralegal Studies program. discovery addresses the application of technology by paralegals within all types of legal organizations. This course covers all types of technology applicable to legal practice but places special emphasis on legal case management software (CaseMap, HotDocs, Summation, TimeMap, and Trial Director). Topics covered include electronic filing, electronic discovery, litigation support software, case management software and docket control software. Students learn and develop skills through lecture, instructional software and hands-on exercises.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300, LEGL 1316, LEGL 1320 with a “C” or better
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • LEGL 2380 Civil Litigation Skills I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is required for all students in the Paralegal Studies program. It provides an introduction to civil and practices in federal and state courts and practical law office skills. The jurisdiction and structure of the courts in the federal, state, and local systems are explored. Students also study federal, state, and local rules of civil procedure.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 and LEGL 1320 with a “C” or better
  
  • LEGL 2385 Civil Litigation Skills II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is required for all students in the Paralegal Studies program. It is a project-oriented course designed for students to draft pleadings and legal documents, including interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and requests for admissions, in conformity with state and federal rules of procedure as well as local, state, and federal court rules.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300, LEGL 1316, LEGL 1320, LEGL 1340, LEGL 2380 with a “C” or better
  
  • LEGL 2390 Legal Internship

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Supervised practical experience in a legal environment in which the student is assigned definite paralegal tasks and responsibilities. classroom instruction is arranged to support the field experience. The student works a total of 120 hours during the semester.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 LEGL 1320, LEGL 1301, LEGL 2380, LEGL 1330 with a “C” or better; an average of 3.0 or better in all LEGL designated courses

Pharmacy Technician

  
  • PHRM 1010 Introduction to Pharmacy Operations

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course defines the role and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician, and includes opportunities available to graduates of the Pharmacy Technician Program. It also gives a generalized overview of the practice of pharmacy. Basic math skills are emphasized as necessary to understanding pharmacy calculations. Students are oriented to various pharmacy settings, as well as equipment and laws pertaining to the practice of pharmacy. Team building and leadership skills are highlighted.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to program. Permission from instructor.
    Corequisite(s): PHRM 1040 , PHRM 1060 , PHRM 1100 
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PHRM 1030 Measurements and Calculations

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course reviews basic math computation including Roman Numerals, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of whole numbers, and fractions. This course covers all health, measurements in the area of avoirdupois, apothecary, and metric systems as related to pharmaceutical calculations.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to program. Permission from instructor.
    Corequisite(s): PHRM 1010 , PHRM 1040 , PHRM 1050, AHS 1020 
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PHRM 1040 Structure and Function of Body Systems and Lab

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The lecture component of this course provides a detailed study of the structures of the human body with emphasis on the gross and histological study of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Chemistry and medical terminology relating to each system will be introduced. The laboratory component of this course places emphasis on the study of gross and histological anatomy and drug application.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to program. Permission from instructor.
    Corequisite(s): PHRM 1010 , PHRM 1060 , PHRM 1100 
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PHRM 1060 Sterile Products

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces the operation of an intravenous admixture program. Specific study topics include medications and parenteral administration; facilities; equipment; supplies utilized in admixture preparation, techniques utilized in parental product compounding; terminology and calculations used in preparation of parenteral products; parenteral medication incompatibilities; and quality assurance in the preparation of parenteral products.

    Prerequisite(s): PHRM 1010 , PHRM 1030 , PHRM 1040 , PHRM 1050 with a ‘C’ or better.
    Corequisite(s): PHRM 1070 , PHRM 1080, PHRM 1090 , PHRM 1100 
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PHRM 1070 Pharmacology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a practical study of the various aspects of drug activity. Emphasis is placed on drug classification, dosages, routes of administration, generic and trade names of drugs, and appropriate use of references.

    Prerequisite(s): PHRM 1010, 1030, 1040, 1050 with a ‘C’ or better.
    Corequisite(s): PHRM 1060, 1080, 1090, 1100
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PHRM 1090 Pharmacy Practice and Lab

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course acquaints the student with prescription and medication order policies and procedures in all pharmacy settings. Students interpret, label, compound and dispense prescriptions. Students will utilize profile systems and describe inventory control procedures. Students will become familiar with unit dose drug distribution, floor stock distribution, narcotic control, and inventory control. Drug information references and compounding, with an emphasis on the prescription balance and weight are also reviewed. Laboratory experiences will focus on practical application of these skills.

    Prerequisite(s): PHRM 1010, 1040, 1060, 1100 with a grade of “C” or better.
    Corequisite(s): PHRM 1070, 1030, 1110, 1130
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PHRM 1100 Third Party Reimbursements

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Accurate processing of health insurance claims has become very rigorous. As health care continues to change and evolve, these changes, combined with modifications in state and federal regulations affecting the health insurance industry, are a constant challenge to health care personnel. Those personnel responsible for processing health insurance claims require thorough instruction in all aspects of medical insurance, including plan options, payer requirements and state and federal regulations. Basic computer operations, including an understanding of software & keyboarding, are introduced.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to program. Permission from instructor.
    Corequisite(s): PHRM 1010 , PHRM 1040 , PHRM 1060 
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PHRM 1110 Clinical Pharmacy Experience

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a clinical practicum in assigned pharmacy settings.

    Prerequisite(s): PHRM 1040 , PHRM 1060 , PHRM 1090 , PHRM 1100  and permission from instructor
    Corequisite(s): PHRM 1030 , PHRM 1070 , PHRM 1090 , PHRM 1130 
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PHRM 1130 Pharmacy Technology Seminar

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This seminar is presented to help students increase their critical thinking, reading, communication, and test taking skills. It also introduces students to the principles and practices of health promotion and health education relevant to pharmacy. Mock Board examinations and practicum experiences are emphasized.

    Prerequisite(s): PHRM 1010 , PHRM 1040 , PHRM 1060 , PHRM 1100  with a minimum grade of “C” in each course
    Corequisite(s): PHRM 1030 , PHRM 1070 , PHRM 1090 , PHRM 1110 
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.

Philosophy

  
  • PHIL 121 Elementary Ethics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Morality is tentatively defined as those rules that tell us what is good or bad, right or wrong. They govern our behavior. Ethics is tentatively defined as the rational justification of our moral rules. These definitions will be refined as the course progresses. This course, Elementary Ethics, is a critical analysis of the principle ethical theories and their applications to contemporary moral issues.

  
  • PHIL 201 Introduction to World Religions

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    PHIL 201 is a survey of the development of religions from tribal cultures to present day societies. This course provides the student with a general knowledge of the major religions that exist in the world today as well as an understanding of their origins, development, and adaptation to present day social and political situations. In addition to these major religions, this course will provide an insight into past religions and spiritual thinking and analyze how they influenced religious thoughts that persist to this day.

  
  • PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to basic philosophical problems in exploring the meaning of human life and reflecting our position in the world.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent
  
  • PHIL 2020 Introduction to World Religions

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Students study the basic tenets, ideologies, and concepts of the major religions of the world and survey the development of religions from ancient tribal cultures to present day societies. World religious traditions explored are: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese Traditions (Confucianism and Daoism), and Japanese Tradition (Shinto).

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
  • PHIL 2030 Values in the Modern World

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    The course examines the different ways religion, political theory, science, and ethics define values and their relevance to responsible moral choices in today’s society.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810  or equivalent

Physical Education

  
  • PHED 1110 Basketball

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    Instruction in basic basketball fundamentals is presented.

  
  • PHED 1130 Bowling

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides instruction in the basics of bowling, including equipment rules, scoring, stance, delivery and release.

  
  • PHED 1300 Golf

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides introduction to the game of golf, including the basics of the grip, stance and swing, equipment, history, rules, etiquette, scoring, and playing on the course.

  
  • PHED 1380 Racquetball

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    The fundamentals of racquetball, including equipment, skills, strategy, competition, and techniques are taught.

  
  • PHED 1510 Physical Conditioning

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to improve individual’s flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular endurance.

  
  • PHED 1550 Aerobics

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    A workout class focused on a variety of cardio-respiratory endurance exercise, walking, aerobic dance, kickboxing, and bench aerobics-with resistance and flexibility exercises. It includes concepts of exercise, health and fitness as they relate to cardiovascular health.

  
  • PHED 1560 Bench Step Aerobics

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides instruction in bench-step activity to enhance cardiovascular fitness and develop muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility. Other topics include fitness concepts, exercise facts, diet, weight control, and consumer education.

  
  • PHED 1570 Body Sculpting: Shape, Tone and Tighten

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course contains instruction in body sculpting through callisthenic exercises and includes health related fitness concepts, exercise principles, diet, nutrition, weight control, contra-indicated exercises, and consumer education.

  
  • PHED 1580 Introduction to Tai Chi

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to an overview of Tai Chi Chuan. The course orients the student to the concepts and ideas inherent to the art of ‘moving meditation.’ The major topic covered in the course is the movements in the Yang style short form as taught by Grandmaster William C.C. Chen.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PHED 1585 Introduction to Yoga

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to the study and experience of yoga through readings, videos, audios, discussion, practice, and meditation. Class consists of discussion, warm-up and assanas (postures), pranaynama (breath), relaxation techniques and listening skills (meditation).

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PHED 1590 Pilates Matwork

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to the principles of Joseph Pilates based on alignment, breath, core and stabilization. It includes the history and application of the Pilates method, anatomy and physiology, kinesiology and daily workouts using the precise series of Pilates exercises.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PHED 1680 Self-Defense/Karate

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    The student develops skills through practice of the basic kicks, blocks, and punches in Karate. Various strategies for individual self-defense are introduced.

  
  • PHED 1880 Tennis

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a lifetime recreational course to enable students to acquire a reasonable level of proficiency in the fundamental skills of Tennis and develop an understanding of the game.

  
  • PHED 1932 Zumba

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends international music and dance steps. It is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the health and fitness benefits of this aerobic activity.

  
  • PHED 1940 Volleyball

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    Instruction in basic skills, history, rules, strategy, and team play of volleyball are presented in this course.

  
  • PHED 1960 Weightlifting

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    The student receives introduction to the various lifting methods involved in the development of muscular tone and conditioning. In all lifting methods, safety is stressed.

  
  • PHED 1980 Exercise Machines: Weights and Aerobics

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This is an exercise class designed to enhance the health related aspects of fitness through the utilization of machine/free weight resistance equipment and cardiovascular endurance machines including a treadmill, stepper and exercise bikes.

  
  • PHED 2990 Special Topics in Health and Physical Education

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of special topics and development of specific skills as related to each topic.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.

Physical Geography

  
  • GEOG 1010 Physical Geography I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is the first of a two-semester laboratory science course for non-science majors, but is not a prerequisite for Physical Geography II. It introduces basic concepts of earth-sun relationships, atmospheric and oceanic movements, and the fundamental principles of weather and climate.

    Prerequisite(s): READ 0810 ENGL 0810 and MATH 0100 or MATH 0410 or MATH 0530 or MATH 0630 or equivalent.
  
  • GEOG 1020 Physical Geography II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of Physical Geography I, but it may be taken out of sequence. This course explores basic concepts of the earth’s physical structure, tectonic activity, local physical geography, and map interpretation.

    Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 0810 , READ 0810 and MATH 0100 or MATH 0410 or MATH 0530 or MATH 0630 or equivalent.
  
  • GEOG 1030 Cultural Geography

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course surveys the interrelationships of spatial location and the major cultures of both developing and industrialized nations of the world.

  
  • GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course surveys the interrelationships of spatial location and the major cultures of both developing and industrialized nations of the world. The course examines the geographical characteristics, economics, religions, and philosophies of diverse populations unique to the major geographic regions of the world.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 , READ 0810 ,  or equivalent

Physical Geography: TN eCampus

  
  • GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    World Regional Geography (GEOG 105) is a survey of the developed and developing regions of the world. Regional cohesion and differentiation will result from the concepts of space/location, place, human environment interaction, movement/diffusion, and regions.


Physical Science

  
  • PSCI 1010 Physical Science I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is the first of a two-semester lab course for non-science majors. Topics include measurement, motion, force, energy, heat, sound, optics, electricity and magnetism, atomic physics and nuclear physics.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
  • PSCI 1020 Physical Science II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of Physical Science I. Topics include chemical bonding, chemical reactions, astronomy, environmental science, geology and meteorology. PSCI 1010  is not a prerequisite for PSCI 1020.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and  READ 0810 or equivalent.

Physical Therapist Assistant

  
  • PTA 2410 PTA Clinical Procedures I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course explores the basic theory and application of clinical procedures and physical agents used in the practice of physical therapy. Thermal agents are the primary topic, but the course also includes instruction in positioning and draping, massage, cold LASER, intermittent pneumatic compression, and elastic (ACE) wraps.

    Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the PTA program
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PTA 2420 PTA Clinical Arts I

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    This course includes patient care skills fundamental to the practice of physical therapy including patient positioning and turning, transfer training, wheelchair management, gait training, aseptic techniques, assessment of vital signs, and introduction to special equipment.

    Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the PTA program
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PTA 2430 PTA Seminar I

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course explores the profession of physical therapy, including its history, the responsibilities of the physical therapist assistant in the healthcare system, documentation and charting, medical records review, assuming responsibility for learning, evaluating learning experiences, appropriate clinical behaviors, improving interpersonal communication skills in clinical practice, and applying behavior management principles to clinical situations.

    Prerequisite(s): PTA 2410 , PTA 2420 , and PTA 2450  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PTA 2440 PTA Clinical Education I

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is supervised clinical experience in area physical therapy clinics. Students practice skills and apply knowledge learned in the classroom to patient care activities.

    Prerequisite(s): PTA 2410 , PTA 2420 , PTA 2450  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PTA 2450 Kinesiology for the PTA

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course reviews kinematics, kinetics, muscle and nerve physiology, and surface anatomy. An emphasis is placed on actions, origins, insertions, and innervations of skeletal muscle.

    Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the PTA program
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PTA 2510 PTA Clinical Procedures II

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course includes basic theory and application of clinical electrotherapy used in the practice of physical therapy.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Summer Term PTA courses
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PTA 2520 PTA Clinical Arts II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents an overview of basic orthopedic and medical conditions that may require therapeutic exercise.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Summer Term PTA courses
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PTA 2530 PTA Seminar II

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    Basic teaching/learning principles are applied to patient education activities and include discussion of student’s role in clinical education, e.g., assuming responsibility for learning, evaluating learning experiences, and appropriate clinical behavior.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Summer Term PTA course
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PTA 2540 PTA Clinical Education II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of PTA Clinical Education I.

    Prerequisite(s): PTA 2510 , PTA 2520 , PTA 2430 , PTA 2440 , PTA 2550 , PTA 2560  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PTA 2550 Pathophysiology for the PTA

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    Introduces diseases and disorders commonly encountered in patients referred to physical therapy. Etiology, signs and symptoms, general treatment considerations, and prognosis of each disease/disorder are discussed.

    Prerequisite(s): successful completion of Summer Term PTA courses
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PTA 2560 Assessment Techniques for PTA

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course includes common assessment techniques used by the PTA in clinical practice and includes assessment of patient orientation, sensation, edema, joint motion (goniometry), muscle strength (manual muscle testing), posture and gait.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Summer term courses
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PTA 2610 PTA Clinical Procedures III

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course includes physical therapy management of patients with cardiac, pulmonary, vascular and lymphatic disorders and instruction in wound management, prosthetics and orthotics. Clinical problem solving skills are assessed via a pre-test, discussion and a post test. (2 Lab Hours/week for first 5 weeks of semester)

    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Fall Semester PTA courses
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PTA 2620 PTA Clinical Arts III

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers normal development from conception to birth, normal reflex development and developmental milestones after birth. General concepts of aging included as basis for understanding problems encountered by patients with neuromotor and neuromuscular disorders. Physical therapy management of patients with cerebrovascular accidents, head trauma, cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injuries included. Primary neurophysiological approaches (NDT, PNF, Brunnstrom, and Rood) are covered, as well as a variety of other treatment techniques and NDT therapeutic exercises. (5 Lab Hours/week for first 5 weeks of semester)

    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Fall Semester PTA courses
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PTA 2640 PTA Clinical Education III

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of PTA Clinical Education II.

    Prerequisite(s): PTA 2610 , PTA 2620 , PTA 2530 , PTA 2540  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.

Physics

  
  • PHYS 1010 Introduction to Physics

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    An introductory study of physics involving a minimum of mathematics for non-science majors. Topics include motion, properties of matter, heat, sound, electromagnetism, light and modern physics.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810, READ 0810 and MATH 0100 or MATH 0410 or MATH 0530 or MATH 0630 or equivalent
  
  • PHYS 1030 Introduction to Astronomy

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A survey course for non-science majors and/or for personal enrichment that provides a systematic understanding of the universe. Topics include basic principles and methods or astronomy, formation and features of the solar system, properties and evolution of stars, galaxies, cosmology and life in the universe.

    Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 0810 , READ 0810 ,  MATH 0100, MATH 0410 or MATH 0530 or MATH 0630 or equivalent
  
  • PHYS 1031 Introduction to Astronomy Lab

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    Laboratory experiments and exercises to accompany PHYS 1030 Introduction to Astronomy . Topics are designed to enhance the understanding of the lectures and the textbook.

    Prerequisite or Corequisite: ASTR 1030 

  
  • PHYS 1210 Physics for Health Sciences

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces physics applications in allied health technology. Topics include measurement techniques, force and motion, energy, heat, fluids, sound, electricity and magnetism, optics, atomic physics, and radioactivity.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 and MATH 0100 or MATH 0410 or MATH 0530 or MATH 0630 or equivalent.
  
  • PHYS 1310 Technical Physics I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed for students pursuing an AAS degree in an engineering technology program requiring physics. The course includes a study of measurement, forces, motion, energy and power, heat, gas laws, hydraulics, and simple D.C. Circuits. Lab experiences are included.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 0820   ,  and   or equivalent.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PHYS 1320 Technical Physics II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed for students pursuing an AAS degree in an engineering technology program requiring physics. This course is a continuation of PHYS 1310 Technical Physics I and includes a study of the physics of electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics. Laboratory experiments are included as an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1310 
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus-Based Physics I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This is the first of a two-semester lab course for science majors, pre-professional students and pre-engineering students. Topics include vectors with application to statics, kinematics and dynamics, Newton’s laws and their applications to motion and equilibrium, concepts and applications of energy and momentum conservation principles, harmonic motion, and thermodynamics.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1710  or MATH 1720  or MATH 1740 , or MATH 1830  or permission of instructor
  
  • PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus-Based Physics II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of Non-Calculus-Based Physics I. Topics include principles/applications of electricity and magnetism, geometrical and physical optics, radioactivity and modern physics.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2010  or permission of instructor
  
  • PHYS 2110 Calculus-Based Physics I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    First of a two-semester lab course for science majors and pre-engineering students. Topics include vectors, kinematics, dynamics of motion, work and energy, collision, oscillations, gravitation, and the kinetic theory of gases.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1910 or permission of instructor
  
  • PHYS 2120 Calculus-Based Physics II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Continuation of Calculus-Based Physics I. Topics include thermodynamics, electrostatics, simple circuits, electromagnetic waves, Maxwell equations, geometrical and physical optics, and light and quantum physics.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2110   and MATH 1920   or permission of instructor
  
  • PHYS 2250 Atomic and Nuclear Physics

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of the major topics of modern physics, with lab experiments.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2020 and MATH 1910

Political Science

  
  • POLS 1010 U.S. Government and Politics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to U.S. government and politics focusing on citizen participation and governmental institutions. Topics include the Constitution, federalism, civil liberties and civil rights, voting, the media, parties and groups, public opinion, Congress, the presidency, the federal bureaucracy, and the courts.

  
  • POLS 1020 Introduction to Political Science

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Analysis of politics and political systems in various countries. Topics include model states; democratic, authoritarian, and totalitarian states; political socialization and participation; political leadership; public policy; international relations; and revolution, terrorism, and war.

  
  • POLS 1030 American Government

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    The course presents the development, structure and process of the American system of government.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent
  
  • POLS 1040 Internship

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This internship offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience or to upgrade skills for students either aspiring to careers or seeking professional advancement in public administration, public affairs, law or other interdisciplinary fields. Approximately 45 work experience hours per semester equals 1 hour of credit. Students may enroll for a second time.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent
  
  • POLS 1041 Internship II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This internship offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience or to upgrade skills for students either aspiring to careers or seeking professional advancement in public administration, public affairs, law or other interdisciplinary fields. Approximately 45 work experience hours per semester equals 1 hour of credit.

    Prerequisite(s): POLS 1040  
  
  • POLS 2030 International Relations

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Students survey the concepts, processes, and relationships involved in the interactions of nations.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent
  
  • POLS 2040 Diversity of Socio-Politics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to identify and investigate contemporary social, legal, economic and political elements that are relevant to quality of life and are considered to be educationally controversial in nature. This course will serve as an introduction and orientation to policy study, critical thinking, and problem solving techniques for students.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent
  
  • POLS 2060 Black Politics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course examines the past, present and future roles of African Americans in the American political system. The key focus will encompass the economic, social and political position of blacks as related to the larger population, which includes the study of hyperpluralism.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent

Psychology

  
  • PSYC 1030 General Psychology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an overall introduction to psychology, including a brief history of psychology, research strategies, biological bases of behavior, learning, memory, intelligence, motivation, emotion, personality, psychological disorders, techniques of therapy and applied science.

    Prerequisite(s): READ 0810 or equivalent and ENGL 0810 or equivalent.
  
  • PSYC 2010 Child Development Services

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Students study the psychological and physiological growth and development of children beginning with conception and continuing to adolescence. Special attention is given to social and health services that enhance this developmental process. 

    Prerequisite(s):   and   or equivalent.
  
  • PSYC 2020 Abnormal Psychology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents concepts of psychopathology with emphasis on the etiology of psychological disorders, including the impact of gene-environment interactions.  Various types of psychological disorders (e.g., anxiety, personality, mood) are included and relevant legal/ethical issues are discussed.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 ,  READ 0810 or equivalent
  
  • PSYC 2030 Human Relations at Work

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Development of principles and techniques affecting human behavior and motives in situations where people work together is the primary focus in this course.  Emphasis is placed on business, industrial, hospital and other institutional settings.  The course includes leadership development, organizational hierarchy, communication, group processes, team spirit and mutual happiness.

    Prerequisite(s):   and   or equivalent.
  
  • PSYC 2110 Psychology of Adjustment

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    The purpose of this course is to increase self-knowledge, personal freedom, personal accountability, and the ability to affect positive change. Growth is examined theoretically and applied to real life situations.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
  • PSYC 2120 Social Psychology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course will provide a survey and analysis of the mutual influence of individuals and groups, including topics in social thinking, social influence, and social relations.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
  • PSYC 2130 Life Span Psychology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Principles and processes of human growth and development from conception to death are explored. Students examine physical, mental, and social development from a life-span perspective.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent

Radiologic Technology

  
  • RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiologic Technology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to the basic aspects and principles of radiologic technology and the health care system including radiation protection, patient care and safety, agency structure and function, and radiology ethics. Open to all students.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • RADT 1020 Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides basic material necessary to an understanding of the necessity of radiation protection, of the basic photographic supplies, equipment and principles of radiographic production, of the prime factors used in radiographic production, and of the various types of equipment used in the field of radiography.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1010 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 1710  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • RADT 1030 Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides instruction in accessory equipment used to obtain the optimum image. Emphasis is on practical aspects of equipment capabilities, film/screen combinations, grids, beam restricting devices, and patient condition.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1020 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 1320 , RADT 1520 , RADT 1220 , RADT 1920  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • RADT 1210 Radiologic Physics I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents a study of radiation physics and radioisotopes including the theoretical basis for understanding the nature, production and interaction of radiation with matter, atomic and electrical physics as it pertains to radiation production and control.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1020  and RADT 1710 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 1510 , RADT 1310 , and RADT 1910  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • RADT 1220 Radiologic Physics II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents a study of the physics of radiation production control and characteristics of basic imaging modalities including computer imaging and computer assisted image resolution and provides background for the understanding of radioactivity and its application in nuclear medicine and radiation therapy.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1210 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 1320 , RADT 1520 , and RADT 1920 , RADT 1030  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • RADT 1230 Essentials of Radiobiology

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a survey of natural and artificial radiation sources and their effects on cell tissue and organisms including basic criteria and methods of survey, patient and occupational dose analysis and control effects on environmental quality. It covers familiarity with control agencies and appropriate regulations, legal aspects of control, accidents and radiation incidents, and facility/area design.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1220 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 1530 , RADT 2020 , and RADT 2920  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • RADT 1310 Radiographic Anatomy and Physiology I

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents a study of gross structure of the human body with radiographic anatomy including radiographs and demonstrations.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1710 , RADT 1020 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 1510 , RADT 1210 , and RADT 1910  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • RADT 1320 Radiographic Anatomy and Physiology, II

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of RADT 1310  covering the cardiovascular system, the gastrointestinal system, nervous system, and genitourinary system.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1310 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 1520 , RADT 1220 , RADT 1920  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • RADT 1510 Radiographic Procedures I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an investigation of the procedures used in patient positioning and radiation safety instruction for radiographic demonstration of anatomical parts of the chest, abdomen upper extremity, pelvic girdle, lower extremity, and shoulder girdle; and includes topographical anatomy, patient and part positioning, equipment selection and use, and patient film orientation of radiographic anatomy.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1710  and RADT 1020 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 1310 , RADT 1210 , RADT 1910  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • RADT 1520 Radiographic Procedures II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents an investigation of procedures used in patient positioning and radiation safety instruction for radiographic demonstration of anatomic parts of the axial skeleton, bony thorax, gastrointestinal system and urinary system.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1510  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • RADT 1530 Radiographic Procedures III

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents an investigation of procedures used in patient positioning and radiation safety for imaging procedures including skull radiography, special imaging, CT, MRI, and mammography. Also included is topographic anatomy, patient and part positioning with related structure systems, as well as equipment selection and use.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1520 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 1230 , RADT 2020 , RADT 2920  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • RADT 1710 Clinical Radiologic Lab

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course gives an overview of radiography and its role in health care delivery. Student responsibilities will be outlined as a part of orientation to the academic and clinical structure of the program. The student will also be introduced to ethics, legal responsibilities, and to the process of patient care.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1010 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 1020  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • RADT 1910 Radiologic Clinic I

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a practicum in routine diagnostic radiography in the art of radiographic positioning technique and development of professional responsibility and ethical practice and moral patient care.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1710  and RADT 1710 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 1310 , RADT 1510 , and RADT 1210  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • RADT 1920 Radiologic Clinic II

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides a continuation of practicum in routine diagnostic radiography.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1910 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 1220 , RADT 1320 , and RADT 1520  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
 

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