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

Course Descriptions


 

Music

  
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    MUS 0950 Private Voice Instruction

    1-2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides individualized voice instruction at student’s level and rate of development.

  
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    MUS 1000 Introduction to Music Media

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to provide the student with a fundamental background in Desktop Music Production. The course will provide the student with the basics of recording, editing, and mixing digital audio.

  
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    MUS 1001 Recording Studio Techniques I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to the recording studio. Students will gain a basic understanding of audio equipment used in the recording process.

  
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    MUS 1030 Music Appreciation

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Music Appreciation is designed to increase the student’s enjoyment and understanding of music. This course assists the student in listening to, recognizing and synthesizing elements that can apply to any musical work. The student discovers contemporary music of America as well as music of other periods and cultures.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
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    MUS 1050 Fundamentals of Music

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to basic music structural elements including notation, rhythm, scales, intervals, and triads. Music writing, sight singing, ear training, and keyboarding skills are developed.

    Corequisite(s): Private or class music lessons, or one performing ensemble
  
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    MUS 1150 Music Theory I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of written and aural skills acquired in Fundamentals of Music. Emphasis is on utilizing these skills in writing music with a focus on developing working knowledge of musical notation, grammar, and vocabulary.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1050  or permission from Advisor.
  
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    MUS 1151 Sight-Singing and Ear-Training I

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to sight singing and ear training. Students are trained to recognize aurally and to notate the basic melodies, simple rhythms, and basic chord qualities.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1050 .
    Corequisite(s): MUS 1150 .
  
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    MUS 1160 Music Theory II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of Basic Music Theory I, with an emphasis on the harmonic aspects of music. An introduction to harmonic analysis and part writing along with continued work on more complex aspects of melody and rhythm is included.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1150  
  
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    MUS 1161 Sight-Singing and Ear-Training II

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of Sight-Singing and Ear-Training I. The content is designed to complement Music Theory II.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1050 , MUS 1151 
    Corequisite(s): MUS 1160 .
  
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    MUS 1200 Music and Worship

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an understanding of the use of music in all phases of church life.

  
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    MUS 1220 Basic Choral Conducting

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to choral techniques including basic musicianship, reading a score, gesture, voice training, and style.

  
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    MUS 1230 Hymnology

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of the origin, development, and perpetuation of hymns and tunes.

  
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    MUS 1250 Concert Choir

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course contains instruction in singing difficult music from all musical periods and styles. Audition required. Required course for all vocal music majors.

  
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    MUS 1350 Jazz Ensemble

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course involves the performance of jazz, rock, and contemporary idioms. Enrollment by audition.

  
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    MUS 1380 Class Percussion

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course involves instruction and daily practice in the percussion fundamentals. This class is open to all students.

  
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    MUS 1450 Southwest Singers

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course requires performance of gospel, spirituals and pop-jazz vocal music by a select choral ensemble of 15-25 singers. The group performs with rhythm section from the jazz ensemble.

  
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    MUS 1510 Private Brass Instruction

    1-2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents individualized brass instruction at student’s level and rate of development on the trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonic, or tuba.

  
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    MUS 1550 Contemporary Music Ensemble

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course involves the rehearsal and performance of contemporary pop and commercial styles, including rock, jazz, and blues, soul, folk, urban styles, country, and world beat. Members perform works as small as solos and as large as a full ensemble. This class is open to all instrumentalists and singers.

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor’s permission or by audition
  
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    MUS 1560 Private Percussion Instruction

    1-2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents individualized percussion instruction at student’s level and rate of development.

  
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    MUS 1600 Class Piano

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course contains instruction and daily practice on the piano. No previous training required.

  
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    MUS 1660 Private Guitar Instruction

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents individualized guitar instruction at student’s level and rate of development.

  
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    MUS 1700 Class Voice

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents instruction in basic vocal technique involving development of breath technique, production of a good vocal sound, vowel formation and pronunciation in song and vocal literature.

  
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    MUS 1760 Private Woodwind Instruction

    1-2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents individualized woodwind instruction at student’s level and rate of development

  
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    MUS 1800 Class Guitar

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    Instruction in fundamentals, principles and daily practice of guitar emphasizing positions, note reading, tone production and the mastery of simple songs is presented.

  
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    MUS 1910 Private Piano II

    1-2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents individualized piano instruction at student’s level and rate of development.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 0910  or permission from Advisor.
  
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    MUS 1950 Private Voice II

    1-2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides individualized voice instruction at student’s level and rate of development.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 0950  or permission from Advisor.
  
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    MUS 1994 MIDI Arranging and Sequencing I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to provide the student with an essential understanding of MIDI technology. Students will record musical performances using an audio mixer, computer software, and virtual musical instruments.

  
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    MUS 1996 MIDI Arranging and Sequencing II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of MUS 1994 . Students will gain an essential understanding of advanced MIDI concepts including computer based sequencing, editing and music production techniques.

  
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    MUS 1997 Digital Audio Production

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of MUS 1000 . This course is designed to provide students with a background in advanced recording, editing, and mixing techniques.

  
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    MUS 1999 Internet for Musicians

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to the Internet as a music promotion and resource tool for musicians.

  
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    MUS 2001 Recording Studio Techniques II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of MUS 1001 . In this course students will gain an essential understanding of advanced recording concepts and techniques.

  
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    MUS 2110 Arranging and Writing Music

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of music rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, timbre and form. Emphasis is on analysis, composition, music reading, ear training and arranging.

  
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    MUS 2130 Intermediate Music Theory II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a continuation of written and aural skills acquired in Intermediate Music Theory I. This course emphasizes analysis and writing, and addresses modulation and chromaticism of part writing and analysis.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 2120 
  
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    MUS 2150 Music Theory III

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of Basic Music Theory II with in-depth review of triads and seventh chords, as well as an introduction to non harmonic tones, Roman numeral analysis, cadences and transportation
     

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1160
  
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    MUS 2151 Sight-Singing and Ear-Training III

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of Sight-Singing and Ear-Training II. The content is designed to complement Music Theory III.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1160 , MUS 1161 .
    Corequisite(s): MUS 2150.
  
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    MUS 2510 Private Brass Instruction

    1-2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents individualized brass instruction at student’s level and rate of development on the trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonic, or tuba.

  
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    MUS 2560 Private Percussion Instruction

    1-2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents individualized percussion instruction at student’s level and rate of development.

  
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    MUS 2660 Private Guitar Instruction

    1-2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents individualized guitar instruction at student’s level and rate of development.

  
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    MUS 2760 Private Woodwind Instruction

    1-2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents individualized woodwind instruction at student’s level and rate of development.

  
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    MUS 2910 Private Piano III

    1-2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents individualized piano instruction at student’s level and rate of development.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1910  or permission from Advisor.
  
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    MUS 2950 Private Voice III

    1-2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides individualized voice instruction at student’s level and rate of development.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 1950  or permission from Advisor.
  
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    MUS 2990 Music Seminar

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an in-depth study in the music field. Topics vary according to student needs.


Natural Sciences

  
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    NSCI 1030 Natural Sciences

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course does not meet General Education Requirements. The course includes an application of biological and physical concepts. It also includes an appreciation of man’s relationship with his living and non-living environments.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 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.
  
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    NSCI 1031 Natural Sciences Lab

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    This course consists of laboratory experiments and exercises to accompany NSCI 1030 , as well as application of biological and physical science concepts. It includes an appreciation of man’s relationship with his living and non-living environments.

    Prerequisite or Corequisite: NSCI 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.
  
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    NSCI 2990 Special Topics in Natural Science

    1-6 Credit Hour(s)
    A series of topics designed to attract students from all academic areas. Special topics titles are published in the class schedule as the topics are offered. Emphasis on appreciation of the natural sciences and their application to humanity.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 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.

Nursing

  
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    NURS 1114 Foundations of Nursing

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of man as a unique individual having basic needs and the capability for adaptive responses to maintain health. With emphasis on the assessment component of the nursing process, the student focuses on the adult client’s adaptation to internal or external stressors in the environment.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the nursing program; eligibility for college-level courses.
    Corequisite(s): BIOL 2010 , NURS 1126 , and NURS 1141 
    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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    NURS 1126 Foundations Clinical

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces the student to the components of the nursing process in identifying the basic needs of the adult client. Assessment skills are emphasized in identifying internal and external stressors and adaptive responses that adult clients experience in the maintenance or promotion of health. Health care environments include community senior citizen centers, skilled nursing facilities, and hospital settings.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the nursing program; eligibility for college-level courses.
    Corequisite(s): BIOL 2010 , NURS 1114  , and NURS 1141 
    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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    NURS 1141 Dosages and Solutions

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides information essential for calculating dosages and understanding drug orders and labels. The student learns and practices the skills of dosages and calculations. Students learn to recognize common abbreviations and select correct dosages for medication administration. Critical thinking skills are applied to medication situations to emphasize the importance of accuracy and the avoidance of medication errors.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Nursing program, eligibility to enroll in college-level courses.
    Corequisite(s): NURS 1114 , NURS 1126 , BIOL 2010 
    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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    NURS 1213 Adult Health Nursing I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course utilizes the nursing process in promoting the adult client’s adaptation to internal and external stressors as it relates to the promotion and maintenance of health. Emphasis is placed upon meeting the adult client’s basic needs. Physiological, psychosocial, pathophysiological, and health teaching aspects of client care in acute health care environments are explored. Problem-solving and critical thinking skills are used to promote the client’s adaptive responses to the interruption of health. This is a half semester course.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 1114 , NURS 1126 , NURS 1141 , BIOL 2010 .
    Corequisite(s): NURS 1226 , NURS 1613 , NURS 1626 , BIOL 2020  and  
    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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    NURS 1226 Adult Health Nursing I Clinic

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course uses the nursing process to plan and provide interventions to assist an adult client in meeting basic needs in the hospital environment. The student has opportunities to assist the client in the adaptation to stressors, and in the maintenance and promotion of health. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills in assessment, clinical decision making, communication, and teaching/learning. This is a half-semester course.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 1114 , NURS 1126 , NURS 1141 , BIOL 2010 .
    Corequisite(s): NURS 1213 , NURS 1613 , NURS 1626 , BIOL 2020  and  
    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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    NURS 1613 Nursing of the Childbearing Family

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on the adaptation of the pregnant client and her family to internal and external stressors needed to meet basic needs. The nursing process is used to assist the pregnant client to maintain and promote health in varied clinical environments. This is a half-semester course.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 1114 , NURS 1126 , NURS 1141 , BIOL 2010 .
    Corequisite(s): NURS 1213 , NURS 1226 , NURS 1626 , BIOL 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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    NURS 1626 Nursing of the Childbearing Family Clinic

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on the implementation of nursing care for the pregnant client and her family during the ante-partum, intra-partum, postpartum, and the newborn periods. The nursing process is used to assist the client and her family in meeting basic needs while adapting to internal and external stressors to maintain and promote health. Clinical experiences are available in antepartal, labor and delivery, and postpartal areas as well as in the newborn nursery. This is a half-semester course.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 1114 , NURS 1126 , NURS 1141 , BIOL 2010 .
    Corequisite(s): NURS 1213 , NURS 1226 , NURS 1613 , BIOL 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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    NURS 1914 Professional Nursing Transition

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed for the role transition of the Licensed Practical Nurse and builds upon the student’s present knowledge of the adult client’s adaptation to internal and external stressors in meeting basic needs. The student learns to use the nursing process to promote and maintain health in a variety of client care hospital settings.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the LPN Mobility Track of the Nursing Program, eligibility for college level courses, current LPN licensure, BIOL 2010 , BIOL 2020 , BIOL 1230 .
    Corequisite(s): NURS 1926 , NURS 1141 
    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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    NURS 1926 Professional Nursing Transition Clinic

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    This course builds on the Licensed Practical Nurse’s previous clinical experiences and uses the nursing process to plan and implement nursing care to assist the adult client in meeting basic needs in a hospital environment. The student is provided opportunities to assist the adult client with adaptation to internal and external stressors while maintaining and promoting health.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Nursing program LPN Mobility Track, Current LPN licensure, CPR certification, eligibility for college level courses, BIOL 2010 , BIOL 2020 , and BIOL 1230 .
    Corequisite(s): NURS 1914 , NURS 1141 
    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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    NURS 2113 Nursing Of Children

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on the adaptation of the child to physical and developmental changes from infancy to adolescence. The nursing process is utilized in determining care needs for the ill child and family with stressors associated with common health problems in a health care environment. A comparative study of the healthy child puts emphasis on principles of health promotion and physical and psychological adaptive mechanisms necessary to meet basic needs and maintain health. This is a half-semester course.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2020 ,   , NURS 1213 , NURS 1226 , NURS 1613 , NURS 1626 .
    Corequisite(s): NURS 2313 , NURS 2326 , NURS 2126 , BIOL 1230 
    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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    NURS 2126 Nursing of Children Clinic

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a half-semester course that emphasizes the use of the nursing process to assist the child and family to meet basic needs in various health care environments. Students learn adaptive behaviors used by the family and the child in reaction to the internal and external stressors of hospitalization. Principles of teaching/learning are used to aid in promoting health for the infant, child and adolescent. A comparative study of the healthy child is provided through observational experiences in community agencies.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2020 ,   , NURS 1213 , NURS 1226 , NURS 1613 , NURS 1626 .
    Corequisite(s): NURS 2313 , NURS 2326 , NURS 2113 , BIOL 1230 
    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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    NURS 2313 Mental Health Nursing

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on the clients’ adaptive responses to stressors in the internal and external environment along the mental health continuum. The concepts of holistic man, therapeutic use of self, self and cultural awareness and the nursing process are emphasized. Theory focuses on the clients’ behavior, growth and development as they strive to meet their basic needs in varied health care environments. This is a half-semester course.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2020 ; NURS 1213 ; NURS 1226 ; NURS 1613 ; NURS 1626 ;   .
    Corequisite(s): NURS 2326 ; NURS 2113 ; NURS 2126 ; BIOL 1230 
    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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    NURS 2326 Mental Health Nursing Clinic

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on nursing interventions for mental health-psychiatric care in a variety of clinical practice environments. Critical thinking skills are utilized through the application of the nursing process and therapeutic communication skills to support clients’ adaptive responses to internal and external stressors along the mental health continuum. The concepts of holistic man, therapeutic use of self, and self and cultural awareness are emphasized. Students focus on clients’ behavior, growth and development in meeting their basic needs. This is a half-semester course.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2020 ;   , NURS 1213 , NURS 1226 , NURS 1613 , NURS 1626 .
    Corequisite(s): NURS 2313 , NURS 2126 , NURS 2113 , BIOL 1230 
    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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    NURS 2412 Nursing Management

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to management principles and involves discussion of problems, issues, and stressors inherent in adaptation from student to practitioner. It explores the nurse’s role in managing client care, delegating tasks, prioritizing care, and in supervising other health care workers in the health care environment. The effective use of the nursing process and communication skills in management is stressed. Emphasis is placed on rights, responsibilities, and legal/ ethical implications of nursing management.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 2313 , NURS 2326 , NURS 2113 , NURS 2126 , BIOL 1230 .
    Corequisite(s): NURS 2426 , NURS 2414 , MATH 1530 , Fine Arts elective
    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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    NURS 2414 Adult Health Nursing II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course further develops the student’s knowledge of health, adaptation, and the utilization of the nursing process in meeting basic needs of adult clients. Emphasis is placed on the utilization of critical thinking skills in determining clients’ adaptive responses to internal and external stressors and the appropriate nursing actions to be performed. The nursing process is used to plan and implement comprehensive care to adult clients with complex health problems.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 2313 , NURS 2326 , NURS 2113 , NURS 2126 , BIOL 1230 .
    Corequisite(s): NURS 2426 , NURS 2412 , MATH 1530 , Fine Arts elective
    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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    NURS 2426 Adult Health Nursing II Clinic

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course further develops the student’s knowledge of health, adaptation, and the utilization of the nursing process in meeting basic needs for adult clients in varied health care environments. Emphasis is placed on the utilization of critical thinking skills in determining clients’ adaptive responses to stressors created by a complexity of health problems and the nursing actions to be implemented. The student collaborates with other health team members and practices leadership skills. Students are expected to perform activities within the scope of accepted legal/ethical standards.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1230 , NURS 2113 , NURS 2126 , NURS 2313 , NURS 2326 .
    Corequisite(s): NURS 2414 , NURS 2412 , MATH 1530 , Fine Arts elective
    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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    NURS 2990 Special Topics in Nursing

    1-6 Credit Hour(s)
    In-depth study of concepts related to selected aspects of nursing. Permission of the Department Chair 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.

Occupational Safety/Environment

  
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    ENVI 1023 Hazard Communications and Multimedia Reporting

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course will cover what the Hazard Communications Standard is and how to implement it within the work place. Other forms of required industrial and commercial environmental reporting will be addressed; storm water permits, wastewater discharge permits, hazardous waste permits, air permitting and community toxic chemical release reporting will be covered.

    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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    ENVI 2003 OSHA Hazardous Waste and Lab

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to provide the training required under 29 CFR 1910.120 for hazardous waste site personnel. Topics include hazard recognition, hazard control, monitoring, work practices, emergency response, and rights and responsibilities.

    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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    ENVI 2013 Hazardous Waste Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a course covering the generation, storage, transportation and disposal of solid and hazardous waste. Emphasis is placed on waste minimization and treatment, handling procedures, manifestation and contingency planning to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

    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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    ENVI 2023 Ergonomics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is the study of harmonizing the work environment to the physical and mental capabilities and limitations of people. The entire work system is examined through the application of industrial engineering, psychological and physiological principles to design jobs and maximize productivity.

    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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    ENVI 2033 Fire Protection and Accident Prevention

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of the principles and techniques used in industrial or business related fire, accident and disaster preparedness. It also includes prevention, response and recovery planning, as well as management of the safety 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.
  
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    ENVI 2044 Industrial Hygiene

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course prepares the student to recognize and evaluate occupational hazards: noise, heat, dust, solvents, ionizing, and non-ionizing radiation. Control measures such as ventilation, personal protection equipment and respiratory protection are covered. Government regulations and their impact upon the industry are addressed. Technical report writing is emphasized and the student is required to write formal reports on projects.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1121
    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.

Office Technology

  
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    OFAD 1150 Microsoft Office Applications

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to provide the student with computer skills in the Windows environment. Hands-on instruction covers Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentations, and desktop information management. Students must demonstrate ability to type 25 wpm at the first class meeting.

    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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    OFAD 1931 Co-Op Education I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this course the student receives supervised work experience in the office of an established business. Placement is made by the Office of Cooperative Education upon completion of one semester of technical coursework, or after all requirements for employment are met. The student utilizes knowledge gained in any or all the Office System courses to accomplish tasks as assigned within the modern office setting.

    Prerequisite or Corequisite: Financial Administrative Assistant Concentration: completion of one semester or technical coursework; Administrative Assistant Concentration: ADMN 2310 , ADMN 1308 ; Legal Assistant Concentration; LEGL 1080 ; Medical Administrative Assistant concentration: LEGL 1080 , ADMN 1320 , Insurance Administrative Assistant concentration: FINR 2000, FINR 2010

    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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    OFAD 1932 Co-Op Education II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this course the student receives supervised work experience in the office of an established business. Placement is made by the Office of Cooperative Education upon completion of one semester of technical coursework, or after all requirements for employment are met. The student utilizes knowledge gained in any or all the Office System courses to accomplish tasks as assigned within the modern office setting.

    Prerequisite or Corequisite: Financial Administrative Assistant Concentration: completion of one semester or technical coursework; Administrative Assistant Concentration: ADMN 2310 , ADMN 1308 ; Legal Assistant Concentration; LEGL 1080 ; Medical Administrative Assistant concentration: LEGL 1080 , ADMN 1320 , Insurance Administrative Assistant concentration: FINR 2000, FINR 2010

    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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    OFAD 2410 Excel II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course teaches the advanced Microsoft Excel features needed for the expert user. Topics include custom and conditional formatting, importing and exporting data, using range names, use of templates, managing multiple workbooks, consolidating worksheets, workgroup functions and security, auditing features, and macros. Also included are use of Excel databases, PivotTables, and data analysis tools such as Goal Seek, Solver, and Scenarios. This course meets Expert MOS certification requirements.

    Prerequisite(s): ADMN 1313 
    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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    OFAD 2710 Advanced Medical Office Transcription

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Advanced Medical Office Transcription is designed to enhance the student’s skill in the transcription of dictation used in medical office and hospital reports. Reports include MRI brain scans, letters, discharge summaries, neuropsychological reports, history and physicals, chart notes, pathology reports, consultations and autopsy reports. Skill in the following areas will also be stressed: medical terminology from a variety of medical specialties, grammar skills, keyboarding skills, and the use of reference materials.

    Prerequisite(s): ADMN 2307 
    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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    OFAD 2720 Health Care Delivery Systems

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of organization, financing, and delivery of health care services, accreditation, licensure, and regulatory agencies.

    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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    OFAD 2750 Medical Coding

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on the current advanced level descriptive terms and five-digit identifying codes and modifiers for reporting medical services performed by physicians. CPT and ICD-9 descriptive terms, numeric identifying codes and modifiers for reporting medical services, and procedures recommended by the American Health Information Management Association are covered extensively.

    Prerequisite(s): ADMN 2303  
    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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    OFAD 2760 Ethics and Law for Healthcare

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course will emphasize the analysis of human values and basic ethical positions which guide people’s lives as they relate to the healthcare profession. Laws that guide contemporary medical practice, biological innovations, and the impact of scientific and technological advancements will be reviewed.

    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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    OFAD 2990 Special Topics in Office Administration

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an in-depth study of selected office technology topic(s) or Internship in an office environment designed to reinforce basic knowledge and to further develop problem solving skills. Department approval 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.

Paralegal Studies

  
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    LEGL 1300 Intro to Paralegal Studies & Ethics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This is an introduction to law courses. This introductory course is required for all student in the Paralegal Studies program and is designed to provide an introduction to the work performed by paralegals, the regulation of the profession, legal and paralegal ethics, the structure of the court systems, and a survey of substantive areas of law, such as contracts, criminal law, torts, and real estate. Students are introduced to the steps in legal proceedings, the various kinds of law books and the law library, and the American system of law. Special attention is given to learning legal terminology.

  
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    LEGL 1301 Legal Ethics and Professionalism

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is required for all students in the Paralegal Studies program. Students study the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct, the unauthorized practice of law, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, attorney advertising, and the various roles a paralegal plays in a law office. Students are also required to participate in at least ten hours of pro bono publico services.

  
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    LEGL 1306 Law Practice Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is required for all students in the Paralegal Studies program. It provides a survey of law office management techniques and practices; business aspects of law offices, including management concepts, chain of command, record keeping, billing procedures, and other technical technology aspects. Course material includes human resource management, law office structure, basic financial management, and office communications.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 1316 Introduction to Legal Drafting and Legal Software

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is required for all students in the Paralegal Studies program.  Students apply basic rules of legal writing and draft various types of legal documents. Students learn computer skills relating to basic legal software, including the use of word processing for drafting legal documents, preparing spreadsheets and other presentations for litigation, timekeeping and billing software, and legal database software.

    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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    LEGL 1320 Legal Research

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is required for all students in the Paralegal Studies program. Students are introduced to principles of legal research including traditional and online resources, and they will learn to perform legal research using federal and state statutes, legal encyclopedias, treatises, government publications, and state and national reporters. Students also learn the proper method of citation and how to brief and analyze court cases.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 1330 Legal Writing

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is required for all students in the Paralegal Studies program. Students are introduced to skills necessary to create written documents used in the legal workplace. The legal writing skills emphasized include precision, clarity and accuracy,, as well as proper legal citation and format. Students draft a variety of documents including office and trial memoranda, letters, and other operative documents.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300, LEGL 1316, LEGL 1320, and LEGL 1340 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 1335 Constitutional Law

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers the development of fundamental principles in constitutional law and intergrates the study of United States Supreme Court decisions. Coourse material covered includes judicial review, the Bill of Rights, and the powers of the Supreme Court, Congress, and the President.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 and LEGL 1320 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 1340 Family Law

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is required for all students in the Paralegal Studies program. Students are introduced to the substantive and procedural laws in family law with emphasis on paralegal tasks. Laws, procedures, and documents involved in marriage, annulment, divorce, paternity proceedings, adoption, and child custody/child support are included. Students learn how ti interview clients with family law problems and to prepare family law documents.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 1342 Interviewing and Investigation

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides practical exposure to the skills needed to gather information through interviews with clients, witnesses, and other persons. Students study how to take statements, search documents, and preserve facts and evidence gathered for trial.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300, LEGL 1320, and LEGL 1301 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 1350 Torts

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is required for all students in the Paralegal Studies program. Students are introduced to state and federal law applicable to civil injury and property damage. Areas of study include intentional torts, negligence, appropriate standards of conduct, and strict liability. Particular attention is given to the nature of personal injury litigation and its documentation and practices.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 and LEGL 1320 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 1353 Juvenile Law

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on the history and development of juvenile law, the impact of the law on minors as victims as well as law-breakers, and the contemporary juvenile justice system and its three major components of law enforcement, the juvenile court system, and corrections.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 1360 Criminal Law

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a survey of state and federal law of crimes and criminal procedure and the paralegals role in criminal cases. It covers the substantive aspects of criminal law and includes the general principles of criminal liability, specific analysis of particular crimes, and the substantive defenses to crimes. Constitutional safeguards and procedures from arrest through trial, sentencing punishments, and appeals are also studied.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 and LEGL 1320 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 1370 Trusts & Estates

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to estate planning and administration and the paralegals role in the probate area. It covers the effect of various types of ownership upon passage of property at owner’s death, with or without a will; basic requirements for trusts and wills; administration of a decedent’s estate; and local Probate Court rules. Students prepare a variety of documents including a last will and testament, and petitions to open and close an estate.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 and LEGL 1320 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 1931 Cooperative Education Work Experience I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides the student with supervised work experience in a legal environment. Placement is made by the Office of Cooperative Education after all requirements for employment are met. The Paralegal Studies cooperative education coordinator acts as supervisor. The student utilizes knowledge gained in any or all of the concentrations to accomplish assigned tasks in a legal office setting.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of two semesters of technical course work or permission of the department chair
    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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    LEGL 1932 Cooperative Education Work Experience II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides the student with supervised work experience in a legal environment. Placement is made by the Office of Cooperative Education after all requirements for employment are met. The Paralegal Studies cooperative education coordinator acts as supervisor. The student utilizes knowledge gained in any or all of the concentrations to accomplish assigned tasks in a legal office setting.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of two semesters of technical course work or permission of the department chair
    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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    LEGL 1933 Cooperative Education Work Experience III

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides the student with supervised work experience in a legal environment. Placement is made by the Office of Cooperative Education after all requirements for employment are met. The Paralegal Studies cooperative education coordinator acts as supervisor. The student utilizes knowledge gained in any or all of the concentrations to accomplish assigned tasks in a legal office setting.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of two semesters of technical course work or permission of the department chair
    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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    LEGL 2305 Law and Medicine

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to the laws regulating the health care industry; medical research; and emphasis on the paralegals role in obtaining and organizing medical records. This course also addresses the corporate, regulatory, and financial structure of health care delivery as well as the emerging law of bioethics and other legal aspects of the changing medical/technological field.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 and LEGL 1320 with a “C” or better.
     
  
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    LEGL 2310 Corporate Law

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course includes the study of corporations limited liability companies, and other forms of businesses. Students prepare documents such as a partnership agreement, corporate charter, bylaws, dissolutions, and articles, and operating agreements for limited liability companies.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 and LEGL 1320 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 2320 Employment Law

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers the history of labor and employer/employee relationships and provides an overview of substantive areas of employment law, including unemployment compensation, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and privacy issues in the workplace.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 2325 Alternative Dispute Resolution

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an overview of dispute resolution mechanisms used in the American legal system such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Students explore the various statutes, regulations, and ethical standards applicable to alternative dispute resolution and learn the basic skills needed to work with parties in conflict.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 2330 Contract Law

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to substantive areas of contract law, such as the elements of a contract, the legal effect of offer, acceptance, and consideration, the enforcement and regulation of contracts and the remedies for breach of contract, as well as the Uniform Commercial Code. There is an emphasis on drafting and analyzing different types of documents related to contracts.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 and LEGL 1320 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 2340 Property Law

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course includes the study of real estate law including zoning, estates in land, concurrent ownership, and transactions involving the sale and lease of real property, such as easements, real estate contracts, real estate transfers, and deeds. Emphasis is placed on information gathering, title searches, and preparation of documents used in basic real estate transaction, file management, and real estate closings. Students also study title insurance and financing sources.

    Prerequisite(s): LEGL 1300 and LEGL 1320 with a “C” or better
  
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    LEGL 2350 Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Students are introduced to bankruptcy procedures with emphasis on paralegal tasks. This course covers the study of bankruptcy procedures and includes the initial filing, meetings of creditors, adversarial proceedings and final discharge hearings, automatic stay, adequate protection, and proceedings under Chapters 7, 11, and 13. Students also study the debtor’s obligations and rights, secured and unsecured creditors’ priorities, preferences and fraudulent transfers, and the bankruptcy court rules. Students identify assets and liabilities and prepare various bankruptcy forms.

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

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