Nov 26, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Radiologic Technology

  
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    RADT 1930 Radiologic Clinic III

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Concentrated clinical practice in routine diagnostic radiography involving 35 hrs of clinic work per week (Summer I session).

    Prerequisite(s): 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.
  
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    RADT 2020 Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology III

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces computer science as used in radiologic science and presents special radiologic imaging methods including tomography, mammography, fluoroscopy, and interventional radiography using principles of radiologic exposure.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1030 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 1230 , RADT 1530 , 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.
  
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    RADT 2030 Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology IV

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents a study of digital imaging in radiologic science. Characteristics of digital images, image acquisition, viewing and storage in diagnostic radiology, digital fluoroscopy, computed tomography and quality assurance are covered.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 2020 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 2110  and RADT 2930  
    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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    RADT 2040 Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology V

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of RADT 2030  with an emphasis on application of theory and practice correlation in patient care and imaging.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 2030  
    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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    RADT 2110 Introduction to Pathology

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides a study of inflammatory disorders, disorders of vascular origin, degenerative changes, and pathology of infectious diseases. Attention is given to organic systematic disease, pathologic anatomy, disturbed physiology, correlated with clinical signs and symptoms and radiographic exposure techniques in pathologic conditions. Emphasis is on the principles of radiographic management for diagnosis, with an introduction to the several systems.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1530 .
    Corequisite(s): RADT 2030 , RADT 2930  
    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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    RADT 2910 Radiologic Clinic IV

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of RADT 1930 . As the first course or the second year of study, the student assumes a more responsible role of the radiologic technologist. 35 hours of clinic work per week (Summer II session).

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 1930  
    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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    RADT 2920 Radiologic Clinic V

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of RADT 2910 , including increased proficiency in routine diagnostic radiologic procedures. New competencies required include the cranium, and new specialized diagnostic procedures. Additional work under indirect supervision in general radiography is required.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 2910  
    Corequisite(s): RADT 1530 , RADT 1230 , and RADT 2020  
    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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    RADT 2930 Radiologic Clinic VI

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course requires an observation of and participation in all aspects of diagnostic radiology, including advanced imaging modalities of MRI, CT, sonography, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, and angiography. Final competencies in general radiography are required.

    Prerequisite(s): RADT 2920  
    Corequisite(s): RADT 2110  and RADT 2030  
    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.

Social Sciences

  
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    SSCI 2990 Special Topics in Social Sciences

    1-3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of particular problems and issues withing the social and behavioral sciences area.
     

    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

Social Work

  
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    SWRK 1020 Overview Psychological and Social Conditions

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an overview of conditions that may confront persons who supervise services to individuals with special psychological and social needs. Various methods for providing services to the identified clientele are discussed. Emphasis will be placed on issues that impede optimal development during the life span.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent
  
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    SWRK 2010 Introduction to Social Work

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides students with an overview of the social work profession, including its historical and philosophical developments; ethical and theoretical bases; fields of practice; settings and methods; its relationship to the social welfare system(s); and as a foundation for generalist practice. Students will volunteer 30 hours in a social agency setting.


Sociology

  
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    SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces students to the field of sociology, its concepts, methods, theories and theorists. The sociological perspective is used in examining social interaction, social structures and social change.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent
  
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    SOCI 1020 Social Problems

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A critical reasoning approach is used in examining social problems and issues from the micro-social and global perspectives. Primary emphasis is placed on understanding the ‘social construction’ of social problems, their magnitude, severity, causes, consequences and possible solutions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent
  
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    SOCI 1120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces the study of human culture. It focuses on human adaptation and diversity, as well as the development and variety of economic, political, religious, family and expressive institutions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.  The Virtual Library tutorial on line must be completed.
  
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    SOCI 2010 Marriage and the Family

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    The study of the family as a social institution primarily emphasizes relationships among the family, society and individual members, and cultural variations based on class differences, ethnicity, and religion. The course also explores the family’s adaptation to changing societal forces and problems confronting contemporary family life.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent
  
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    SOCI 2020 Family in Global Perspective

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on the family as a global social institution and its responses to modernization, industrialization, and urbanization. Perspectives are presented from a sociological, anthropological and ecological frame of reference.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent
  
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    SOCI 2030 Race, Class and Gender

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Using a socio-historical perspective and a critical reasoning approach, the consequences associated with race, class and gender inequalities in American social institutions are examined. Attention will be given to the impact of more recent demographic shifts in the cultural characteristics of society and to the global nature, of race, class and gender issues.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent
  
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    SOCI 2040 Sociology of the Black Family

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an analysis of the sociological complexities of education, religion, government, law enforcement, housing, and industry in the black family.

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

Spanish

  
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    SPAN 1000 Spanish Special Purpose

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an elementary conversational Spanish course designed for people who need to communicate with Spanish speakers. Each individual section of the course is customized to meet the needs of a particular audience (health-care workers, criminal justice personnel, landscapers, bankers). This course does not transfer.

    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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    SPAN 1010 Elementary Spanish I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces the student to basic Spanish-language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Parts of speech and conjugation of present and past tenses are included. Students also study the culture of both Spain and Hispanic American countries.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0820 and READ 0820 or equivalent
  
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    SPAN 1020 Elementary Spanish II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in Spanish are further developed in this course. The cultures of Spain and Hispanic American countries are strongly stressed.

    Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1010  or equivalent
  
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    SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course continues to develop Spanish-language competency levels in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Through reading and lectures students develop a greater knowledge of the history and cultures of Spain and Hispanic American countries.

    Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1020  or equivalent
  
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    SPAN 2020 Intermediate Spanish II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course continues to develop Spanish-language competency. It engages students in using languages as a whole, regardless of the particular skill involved, so that students read, write, speak, and hear Spanish more often than they work on specific vocabulary or grammatical items. Emphasis is also given to cultural studies of Spain and Hispanic American countries.

    Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2010  or equivalent

Speech

  
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    SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to the principles of oral communication with units on public speaking, group communication, and mass media. Particular emphasis will be placed on the development of effective public speaking skills.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
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    SPCH 1620 Voice and Articulation

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Voice and Articulation is a three-hour course designed to assist students in the development of effective speaking skills. The focus of the course will be on the improvement of pronunciation, voice, and articulation. Emphasis will be placed on the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet and oral presentations.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
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    SPCH 2610 Basic Oral Interpretation

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to the oral performance of literature. The focus of the course is on the development of oral communication skills through the dramatic performance of prose and poetry.

    Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
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    SPCH 2620 Intermediate Oral Interpretation

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Continuation of Basic Oral Interpretation with emphasis on the sense of rhythm, style and technique necessary for speaking poetry, prose, and dramatic literature.

    Prerequisite(s): SPCH 2610  

Telecommunication Engineering Technology

  
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    TLET 2444 Special Topics

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course permits coverage of material not contained in other courses. Primary emphasis is place on the application of current devices and trends in the electronic communication field.

    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.

Television Production

  
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    TVPR 1710 TV Production I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides hands-on instruction in basic television production. Exposure to color and black/white television production equipment with emphasis on production principles, terminology, and vocations are included.

    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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    TVPR 1720 TV Production II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a study of ‘on-the-air’ production theory and practice with additional voice training and control. Emphasis is placed on production differences among mass media, film, and live theater.

    Prerequisite(s): TVPR 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.

Theater

  
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    THEA 1030 Introduction to Theater

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to develop an understanding and critical appreciation of live theater. Through reading and analyzing important plays, viewing filmed dramas, and attending and evaluating theatrical productions, students will be introduced to performance and technical components of theater and develop an understanding of theater’s designation as a ‘collaborative art.’

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
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    THEA 1510 Basic Acting

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course contains instruction in basic body and voice control techniques and exploration of actor’s resources and class exercises to develop relaxation, concentration, imagination, and improvisation skills.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
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    THEA 1520 Intermediate Acting

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of basic body and voice control techniques with introduction to role analysis, characterization development and scene interpretation.

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 1510  or permission of instructor
  
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    THEA 1910 Production Laboratory

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to the technical demands of the theater through day-to-day operations. Student may select work hours to fit their schedule and may select an area of particular interest if possible.


Visual Communications: TN eCampus

  
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    COM 1000 Beginning HTML

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A beginning course in HTML, providing instruction in creating web pages. Topics include using HTML tags to format headings and text, to display images, and to create lists, links, tables, frames, and forms.

    Prerequisite(s): Basic computing and keyboarding skills.
  
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    COM 1010 Basic Web Design

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces basic concepts of PC communications, telecommunications and networking. It provides an overview of terminology & technologies used with local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs). In addition, it details processes, protocols, network design and a broad overview of the Internet.

    Prerequisite(s): Prior to enrolling in this course, students should be able to use their computers and access the Internet. In addition to browsing the web, students should have a basic understanding of computers and be able to send e-mail.
  
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    COM 1020 Basic Web Graphics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    An introductory class using a graphics program, scanner, and other digital devices to create and edit graphic images for web pages. Projects will be included to allow students to demonstrate mastery of the use of a graphics program to edit, optimize and create imagery for the Web, set up hierarchical folders/directories and implement, upload, and edit a functional Web site. This course is taught using Photoshop® CS3 and Photoshop® and Image Ready® (versions 6 -CS2), or Photoshop® Elements (versions 3 & up) and at least a basic HTML editor (Notepad or TextEdit).

    Prerequisite(s): COM 1010  

Web Technology: TN eCampus

  
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    WEB 2110 Flash

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This fundamental course examines and demonstrates essential elements in creating vector-based Web animation. The topics include vector vs. bitmap images, timelines, special effects, and use of plug-ins versus HTML-only animations. The emphasis of this course will be on creating high-quality Web pages using principles of layout design, color theory as applicable to Web design, and preparation of text for the Web.

    Prerequisite(s): INTC 1050  or equivalent knowledge and training.
  
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    WEB 2120 Audio/Video for the Web

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to familiarize students with the technologies associated with bringing photographic (film, video and still) images and audio to the Internet environment and enable them to identify and use the tools which facilitate these media in Web sites. Appropriate media selection, software tools for encoding various media, delivery system attributes and limitations, associated file types, audio and video codes and software players will be discussed. Students will learn to prepare aural and visual media for the Web by creating and encoding assigned projects. Students will learn to design for and solve problems with the integration of audio and video media into pre-existing Web sites.

    Prerequisite(s): COM 1000 , COM 1010 , and COM 1020 ; or CIS 263 ; or WEB 2101.
  
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    WEB 2300 JavaScript

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course teaches developers how to use the features of the JavaScript language to design client-side, platform-independent solutions. Students learn how to write JavaScript programs, script for the JavaScript object model, control program flow, validate forms, animate images, target frames, and create cookies. Students will also understand and use the most popular applications of JavaScript.

    Prerequisite(s): WEB 1600 or permission of instructor.
  
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    WEB 2811 Advanced Computer Graphics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to enhance the computer skills of those using graphics programs to prepare images for web or print delivery. Students will use Photoshop CS3 for graphics manipulation.

    Prerequisite(s): COM 1020 , MDT 2100 , or equivalent knowledge and training.
  
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    WEB 2812 Advanced Web Page and Site Design

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This problems-oriented course will teach the use of dynamic graphics elements to enhance web pages and sites. Advanced concepts in page layout and site optimization will be studied with emphasis on principles used to craft dynamic web pages that get noticed. Exercises and projects will allow students to apply the principles of web design to their own sites that will be created in the course.

    Prerequisite(s): CIS 2640 ; COM 1000 , COM 1020 , and INTC 1050  or MDT 2100 ; WEB 2210; or equivalent knowledge and training.

Welding

  
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    WELD 1381 Principles of Welding

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to welding terminology, safety,procedures, joint designs, and equipment. Focus is on running beads in the flat position using SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GRAW welding processes. Topics also include application of thermal cutting techniques and the use of standard shop equipment.

    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.

Youth Development

  
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    YDEV 1010 Youth Mentoring I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Students are introduced to the roles and responsibilities of mentoring with an emphasis on diversity training. Hands on supervised experience in mentoring is introduced by pairing each student with a youth from a local youth agency. Students are required to meet with their mentee a minimum of 10 hours per semester and to journal that experience. A background check may be required.

    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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    YDEV 1020 Youth Mentoring II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course continues and expands the topics addressed in YDEV 1010 with a greater emphasis on the legal and institiutional requirements, mentoring models, and special populations. Hands on supervised experience in mentoring is continued with the matching of student with mentee from the local youth agency from the previous semester. Students are required to meet with their mentee a minimum of 10 hours per semester and to journal that experience. It is anticipated that the student will work with the same agency they participated with in YDEV 1010.

    Prerequisite(s): YDEV 1010  
    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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