2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 28, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

English

  
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    ENGL 1001 ESL Reading and Writing I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed for the non-native speaker of English who has beginning level skills in academic reading and wrtiting.

    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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    ENGL 1002 English as a Second Language II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed for the non-native speaker of English who possesses a novice high-to-intermediate level of competency in spoken and written English. The course includes practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1001 
  
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    ENGL 1003 English as a Second Language III

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed for the non-native speaker of English who possesses a mid-intermediate to advanced level of competency in spoken and written English. This course includes practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1002  or equivalent
  
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    ENGL 1010 English Composition I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Through writing compositions and reading critically, students are taught to organize and develop ideas using various rhetorical modes and editing techniques. The course focuses chiefly on improving the clarity and effectiveness of writing and includes an introduction to the research process.

    Prerequisite(s):  READ 0810 and  ENGL 0810, or the equivalent; or enrollment in the o-requisite ENGL 0810 and READ 0810; or satisfactory performance on the ACT or Compass test.
  
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    ENGL 1020 English Composition II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A continuation of English Composition I, this course emphasizes synthesis and analysis based on critical reading. The course provides in-depth instruction in research and documentation skills.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010 
  
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    ENGL 1040 APA Documentation Style

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    The course provides instruction in the use of the American Psychological Association (APA) documentation style.

    Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 0820 or equivalent
  
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    ENGL 1065 Introduction to Film and Lab

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course helps students develop a better understanding and appreciation of movies. Lab hours are used for viewing of films. Students observe films more closely and become active participants in the art of the film experience. This course may be used as a Fine Arts and Humanities elective.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010 
  
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    ENGL 2110 American Literature I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an interpretative study of major American authors and literary achievements from the colonial period through the mid-19th century.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 
  
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    ENGL 2118 Creative Writing

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Students learn to develop and revise creative writing for publication or for personal fulfillment. Students produce works in several genres, including fiction, poetry, drama, and creative non-fiction.

  
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    ENGL 2120 American Literature II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an interpretative study of major American authors and literary achievements from the mid-19th century to the present.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 
  
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    ENGL 2130 Contemporary American Literature

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of American literature since 1945, with an emphasis on poetry, drama, short fiction, and novels by current authors.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 
  
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    ENGL 2210 British Literature I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course surveys major British authors and their works from medieval beginnings to the time of Samuel Johnson. It examines the development of English verse and prose fiction as art forms.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 
  
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    ENGL 2220 British Literature II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course surveys English authors and literature from Romanticism to the present day. It examines 19th century British poetic movements, Victorian Literary refinements, and modern variations.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 
  
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    ENGL 2310 World Literature I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course surveys world literature from antiquity through the Renaissance. It acquaints students with prose, poetry, and drama, while illustrating different forms, cultural ideals and enduring themes.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 
  
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    ENGL 2320 World Literature II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course surveys eastern and western world literature since the Renaissance. It focuses on works that reflect the great ideas, literary movements, and societal changes of modern times.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 
  
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    ENGL 2340 World Fiction

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Students read fiction of the 19th and 20th centuries, chiefly by British and European authors (in translation). The purpose of the course is to encourage enjoyment and appreciation of literature and to strengthen skills analytical thinking, group discussion, and effective writing.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020
  
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    ENGL 2650 African-American Literature

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Students study African-American literature. Dramatic, lyrical, and narrative works are examined for their enlightenment of African American life and thought and for their historical significance.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 
  
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    LPR 0700 LEAP Reading

    0 Credit Hour(s)
    Preparatory course for Learning Support Reading.

    Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement score.
    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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    LPW 0700 LEAP Writing

    0 Credit Hour(s)
    Preparatory course for Learning Support Writing.

    Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement score.
    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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    READ 0810 Reading Support for ACAD 1100

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This co-requisite course addresses the two TBR-approved reading competencies and includes instruction in the following skills and strategies: main ideas, supporting details, organization/relationships, vocabulary development, critical reading/logic, and strategic reading. This co-requisite course interfaces with ACAD 1100. Final grades of P (pass) and F (fail) will be assigned

    Prerequisite(s): ACT Reading subscore of 18 or below or the equivalent.
    Corequisite(s): ACAD 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.
  
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    READ 0811 Reading Support for SPCH 1010

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This co-requisite course addresses the two TBR-approved reading competencies and includes instruction in the following skills an strategies: main ideas, supporting details, organization/relationships, vocabulary development, critical reading/logic, and strategic reading. Final grades of P (pass) and F (fail) will be assigned. The co-requisite course interfaces with SPCH 1010.

    Prerequisite(s): ACT Reading subscore of 18 or below, or the equuivalent.
    Corequisite(s): SPCH 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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    READ 0812 Reading Support for PSYC 1030

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This co-requisite course addresses the two TBR-approved reading competencies and includes instruction in the following skills and strategies: main ideas, supporting details, organization/relationships, vocabulary development, critical reading/logic, and strategic reading. Final grades of P (pass) and F (fail) will be assigned. This co-requisite course interfaces with PSYC 1030.

    Prerequisite(s): ACT Reading subscore of 18 or below, or the equivalent.
    Corequisite(s): PSYC 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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    READ 0813 Reading Support for INFS 1010

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This co-requisite course addresses the two TBR-approved reading competencies and includes instruction in the following skills and strategies: main ideas, supporting details, organization/relationships, vocabulary development, critical reading/logic, and strategic reading. Final grades of P (pass) and F (fail) will be assigned. The co-requisite course interfaces with INFS 1010.

    Prerequisite(s): ACT Reading subscore of 18 or below, or the equivalent.
    Corequisite(s): INFS 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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    READ 0820 Reading Learning Support II

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of READ 0810 for completion of the second (advanced level) TBR mandated Learning Support Reading Competency.  Students must master the competency to receive a grade of “C” or higher.  Students who complete before the end of the term may exit early.

    Prerequisite(s): READ 0810 or equivalent.

English: TN eCampus

  
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    ENGL 2010 Introduction to Literature I: Fiction

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    English 2010 provides the opportunity, through reading, discussion, and short projects, to analyze short stories and a novel in terms of their literary characteristics. This course is designed to give students experience in reading and interpreting literature.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020 
  
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    ENGL 2116 Writing on the Web

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Topics include critiques of current Web pages, how to convert business documents into web content that is fresh, and the four essential skills for 21st century business writing.

  
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    ENGL 2410 Western World Literature I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A survey of masterpieces of Western World literature: the ancient Near East, ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020 
  
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    ENGL 2420 Western World Literature II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A survey of masterpieces of Western World literature: the Enlightenment, the Romantics, the Moderns, and the Post-Modern.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020 
  
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    ENGL 2630 Literature for Children

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    An historical survey of literature for children with special attention to literature for pre-school and elementary years. Genres studied include picture books, fiction, traditional literature, nonfiction, and poetry. This course transfers as Literature for Children, but not as a literature course to fulfill the general education requirement. This course is primarily intended for those majoring in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010 

Environmental Science: TN eCampus

  
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    ESC 1110 Introduction to Environmental Science I with Lab

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Study of environmental problems at global, national, and local levels. Ecological principles, geophysical processes, and human population dynamics; scientific approach applied to understanding environmental concepts using hands-on field experiences. In this course we will take a look at how the various components of the environment interact and the effects of these interactions on humans. Activities will focus on personal interactions with the environment through observational studies, surveys, and projects. This course will satisfy one General Education lab science requirement.

    Prerequisite(s): The student must be at college level in Math, English, and Reading.
  
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    ESC 1120 Introduction to Environmental Science II with Lab

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Study of environmental problems at global, national, and local levels; soil, water, and mineral resources, food resources and pesticides, hazardous wastes and air pollution, energy, land, and species resources; laboratory emphasis on local field experiences.

    Prerequisite(s): The student must be at college level in Math, English, and Reading.

Ethics

  
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    ETHC 2030 Ethics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course examines opinions about right and wrong conduct in relation to self, other people, animals, and the environment. Reflections on human values and the basic ethical positions that guide or inform peoples’ lives are emphasized. Selected readings from contemporary sources and great moral philosophers are studied.

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

Fire

  
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    FIRE 1310 Principles of Emergency Services

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides a general synopsis of three public safety professions in the United States; the fire service, emergency medical services (EMS), and law enforcement. Students will be given an overview of career opportunities, culture and history of emergency services, basic analysis of fire loss, crime, and epidemiology, the organization and function of public and private emergency service provision, state and local government relationships with public safety agencies, as well as laws and regulations affecting public safety.

    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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    FIRE 1315 Rescue Awareness

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course teaches recognition and identification of hazardous situations where a rescuer might be overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problem. Students will learn to utilize all available resources in the hazardous area, and how to focus on both personal and patient safety.

    Corequisite(s): Consent of instructor
    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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    FIRE 1320 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, and focuses on cultural issues to consider, as well as behavior changes needed, through life threatening fire and other emergencies.

    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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    FIRE 1330 Fire Prevention

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include the history and philosophy of fire prevention bureau, use and application of codes and standards, plan review, fire inspections, fire and safety education and fire investigation.

    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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    FIRE 2310 Fire Protection Systems

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on the design and operation of fire detection and alarm construction, heat and smoke control systems, special protections and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers.

    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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    FIRE 2315 Principles of Homeland Security & Disaster Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course will provide students an overview of the concepts of homeland security and disaster management at the local (operational), as well as the national (strategic) level. This is a writing and discussion intensive course designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for fire service-related homeland security/disaster managers in the future.

    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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    FIRE 2320 Building Construction for Fire Protection

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to fire problems relating to building construction, materials, and constructional design methods, and focuses on the needs and requirements of institutional, mercantile, and industrial structures before, during, and after construction periods.

    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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    FIRE 2325 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge to better understand the principles of water usage in fire protection and how to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems.

    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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    FIRE 2330 Fire Behavior and Combustion

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread and how they are controlled. Fire and the physical world, properties of fuels, chemical chain reactions, extinguishment agents and their effects are also 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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    FIRE 2335 Strategy and Tactics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides the principles of fire ground control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents.

    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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    FIRE 2340 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Administration

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to the organization and management of a fire and emergency services department, and the relationship of government agencies to the fire services. Emphasis placed on fire and emergency service ethics, and leadership from the perspective of the company officer.

    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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    FIRE 2345 Fire Investigation I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, the use of fire codes, identification of protection systems and preliminary fire investigations.

    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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    FIRE 2350 Leadership Development

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents theories of organization and management of the fire department, with a focus on fire service leadership from the perspective of company officers.  Relationships with government agencies are explored. There is also a focus on budget information, organization of divisions and relationships with outside agencies and the media.

    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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    FIRE 2355 Hazardous Materials I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this course, students learn to recognize and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials and the basic safety procedures for utilizing specific types of protective equipment. Tactical concerns are discussed, along with management of hazardous material incidents.
     

    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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    FIRE 2360 Occupational and Health Safety

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course explores the application of safety procedures during emergency and non-emergency operation, presents a basic understanding of causes of injuries and death, and reviews emergency operations. Emergency situations involving medical issues, equipment and vehicles, wild land issues and hazardous materials are considered. General safety concerns involving facilities, protective clothing and safety equipment are discussed.

    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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    FIRE 2365 Hazardous Materials II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course continues the study of hazardous materials begun in FIRE 2155, Hazardous Materials I. Hazard and risk assessment and site control considerations are emphasized. Discussion includes standard operation procedure and termination of an incident as well as advanced control techniques.

    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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    FIRE 2370 Public Fire and Life Safety Education

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course addresses the skills and knowledge needed for the fire service professional who will prepare, coordinate, instruct, and manage a local/community-based fire and injury prevention program as outlined by NFPA 1035. These types of programs are designed to eliminate or mitigate threats to lives, health, property, and/or the environment.

    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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    FIRE 2375 Hazardous Materials Chemistry

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course presents basic chemistry concepts as they apply to hazardous materials. Students learn to recognize and identify hazardous materials and how to safely manage them. This course does not satisfy a natural science requirement of the AAS Degree.

    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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    FIRE 2380 Legal Aspects of the Emergency Services

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course addresses the federal, state, and local laws that regulate emergency services. It also includes a review of national and consensus standards and regulations by which emergency services are measured. Current legal events related to emergency services are introduced and discussed.

    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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    FIRE 2385 Fire Investigation II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of FIRE 2145, Fire Investigation I. Fire service-related laws ans statutes, fire scene analysis, fire behavior, evidence collection and preservation, scene control, scene security, scene documentation, case preparation, and courtroom testimony are all discussed.

    Prerequisite(s): FIRE 2145
    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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    FIRE 2395 Emergency Services Practicum

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course requires students to research contemporary issues of problems within an emergency services field. The required written research paper is designed to produce findings which can be applied to work environments.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor
     
    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 transferablility of credits.

French

  
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    FREN 1010 Elementary French I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Elementary French I introduces students to the basic elements of the French language, including practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students learn to carry on simple conversations in the present, past, and simple future tenses.

    Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 0820 and READ 0820 or equivalent
  
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    FREN 1020 Elementary French II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course continues the basic study of French, including practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students read and write basic everyday French and carry on conversations on everyday subjects.

    Prerequisite(s): FREN 1010 
  
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    FREN 2010 Intermediate French I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This sophomore-level language course includes practicing oral skills, building vocabulary, and reading French literature with relative ease.

    Prerequisite(s): FREN 1020 
  
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    FREN 2020 Intermediate French II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of Intermediate French I. It focuses on developing more in-depth language use.

    Prerequisite(s): FREN 2010 

Gen Ed Electives Groups

  
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    Communications Courses Gen Ed Elective

    3 Credit Hour(s)


    Courses that satisfy this requirement include:

         ENGL 1010  

         ENGL 1020  

         SPCH 1010  

  
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    History Course Gen Ed Elective

    3 Credit Hour(s)


    Courses that satisfy this requirement include:

         HIST 1110  

         HIST 1120  

         HIST 2010  

         HIST 2020  

  
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    Humanities Course Gen Ed Elective

    3 Credit Hour(s)


    Courses that satisfy the Humanities and/or Fine Arts requirement include:

         ENGL 2110                              ART 1030  

         ENGL 2120                              MUS 1030  

         ENGL 2130                              THEA 1030  

         ENGL 2210                              ENGL 1065  

         ENGL 2220                              PHIL 1030  

         ENGL 2310                              ETHC 2030  

         ENGL 2340                              PHIL 2030  

         ENGL 2320  

         ENGL 2650  

        

  
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    Mathematics Course Gen Ed Elective

    3 - 4 Credit Hour(s)


     

     Mathematics courses that satisfy this requirement include:

              MATH 1410 *

              MATH 1530  

              MATH 1630  

              MATH 1710  

              MATH 1830  

              MATH 1910  

    *Math for Elementary Education I fulfills the general education requirement only for students in programs that also require Math for Elementary Education II. These programs are A.S - Teaching, UPAA - Education and UPAS - Early Childhood Education.

  
  

Graphic Arts Technology

  
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    GART 1000 Introduction to Graphic Arts

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This class will focus on basic navigation in the Macintosh: the desktop, mouse, keyboard, windows, menus, a detailed examination of memory, storage, networking, aliases and file operations. The Macintosh OS, file management and formats will also be covered, as well as techniques for solving common software and hardware problems. The class will also include business issues relevant to the graphic arts industry, including copyright law and other legal issues, ethics, pricing and marketing artwork, trade customs and professional business practices. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the 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.
  
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    GART 1002 Typography

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This class will focus on the fundamentals of visual design, layout and mechanical reproduction of printed communications. Topics will include a historical overview of typography and printing, basic principles of composition, a study of type and its architecture, non-digital mechanical preparation, mounting and presentation techniques, and graphic arts terminology, as well as a brief introduction to electronic prepress production. Emphasis will be placed on using graphics and typography to effectively communicate a clear message through class projects, discussion and critique.

    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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    GART 1004 Two-Dimensional Layout and Design

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to visual design principles using line, value, texture, form, space, and composition. Students will develop basic hand skills, visual perception, and visual problem solving skills using a variety of tools, materials and techniques, and through class discussion and critique.

    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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    GART 1005 Creativity and Idea Development

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This class will focus on the fundamentals of creative brainstorming and application of creativity in the graphic design process. Topics will include brainstorming techniques along with a variety of assignments to form a truly inspired design. Emphasis will be placed on using graphics and typography to effectively communicate a clear message through class projects, discussion and critique.

    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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    GART 1040 Pixel Imaging I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Introduction to photographic image editing and manipulation using Adobe Photoshop. Emphasis is placed on desktop scanning basics, color correction and electronic photo retouching, image manipulation, painting using channels and layers. Topics include image and output resolution, working with clipping paths and using channels and layers. Mastering selection, painting, and editing tools is a basic for this course. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1000 
    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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    GART 1060 Graphic Arts Terminology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers terminology and production methodology used in the Graphic Arts. Students will be exposed to various topics including history, printing, type, paper, ink, resolutions, halftone screening, and preparing files for production output. This course will focus on prepress, but will also include multimedia terminology.

    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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    GART 1070 Vector Illustration I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces computer illustration using vector-based editing software. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of object-oriented graphics, line art, and technical illustration by mastering the pen tool, using tracing templates, creating and editing display type and type outlines, working with 4-color process and custom spot color, and working with layers and masks. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1000 
    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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    GART 1080 Print Production I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course will cover electronic prepress production of page layouts and documents. Emphasis is placed on mastering the basics of page layout including setting up master pages, importing and formatting text, using tabs and paragraph formats, and working with imported photos and art while learning to create forms, tables and multi-column, multi-page documents. Professional typography and typesetting techniques, file management and publishing excellence will be stressed. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1000 
    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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    GART 1200 Digital Photography

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is photography for graphic artists and others who wish to produce digital photographs suitable for publishing or photo illustration work. This course will instruct students in the use of basic digital photographic equipment, including camera, lenses, lighting, meters, filters, and flashes. Instruction will include choosing a subject, composition, and lighting.

    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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    GART 1901 Technical Scholarship I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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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    GART 1902 Technical Scholarship II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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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    GART 1903 Technical Scholarship III

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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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    GART 1904 Technical Scholarship IV

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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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    GART 1905 Technical Scholarship V

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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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    GART 1906 Technical Scholarship VI

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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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    GART 1907 Technical Scholarship VII

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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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    GART 1908 Technical Scholarship VIII

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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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    GART 1931 Co-Op Education I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this experience the student participates in the employer/employee relationship. By being an integral part of the work atmosphere, the student encounters the true meaning of work, the physical and security needs it provides, plus the impact it has on today’s society.

    Prerequisite(s): Co-op advisor’s approval
    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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    GART 1932 Co-Op Education II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this experience the student participates in the employer/employee relationship. By being an integral part of the work atmosphere, the student encounters the true meaning of work, the physical and security needs it provides, plus the impact it has on today’s society.

    Prerequisite(s): Co-op advisor’s approval
    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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    GART 1933 Co-Op Education III

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this experience the student participates in the employer/employee relationship. By being an integral part of the work atmosphere, the student encounters the true meaning of work, the physical and security needs it provides, plus the impact it has on today’s society.

    Prerequisite(s): Co-op advisor’s approval
    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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    GART 1941 Co-Op Education IA

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    In this experience the student participates in the employer/employee relationship. By being an integral part of the work atmosphere, the student encounters the true meaning of work, the physical and security needs it provides, plus the impact it has on today’s society.

    Prerequisite(s): Co-op advisor’s approval
    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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    GART 1942 Co-Op Education IIA

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    In this experience the student participates in the employer/employee relationship. By being an integral part of the work atmosphere, the student encounters the true meaning of work, the physical and security needs it provides, plus the impact it has on today’s society.

    Prerequisite(s): Co-op advisor’s approval
    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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    GART 1943 Co-Op Education IIIA

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    In this experience the student participates in the employer/employee relationship. By being an integral part of the work atmosphere, the student encounters the true meaning of work, the physical and security needs it provides, plus the impact it has on today’s society.

    Prerequisite(s): Co-op advisor’s approval
    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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    GART 2040 Pixel Imaging II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to color theory and perception and the use of color in producing electronic images. Students compose original images as they learn advanced features of Adobe Photoshop. Emphasis is placed on using Photoshop techniques, creating corrected images, and mastering color control. Color theory and how we perceive color is explored in order to develop control over color correction. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1040 
    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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    GART 2070 Vector Illustration II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course builds on skills learned in GART 1070. Students will learn advanced features of vector imaging software and will also learn to create illustrations using a variety of programs. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1040 , GART 1070 
    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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    GART 2080 Print Production II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Advanced methods in electronic prepress production of page layouts and documents are covered in this course. This is a project-based course that utilizes skills acquired in GART 1080 to create complex multi-page documents. Students will work with style sheets and master pages, learn to monitor font and picture usage, work with custom color specifications, and prepare documents for output to film. Emphasis will be placed on proofing, file troubleshooting, file management and production quality. Topics will include trapping, calibration, quality control, troubleshooting complex files and checking a customer’s file. Students will prepare files to go to film and color separations. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1040 , GART 1070 , GART 1080 
    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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    GART 2099 Portfolio Practicum

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this class students develop, create and produce extended, comprehensive projects which apply skills acquired in previous classes. The course will include instruction on portfolio development and presentation, visual problem-solving and concept development. Emphasis will be placed on proofing, speed and adherence to deadlines, project management and project consistency. Students participate in project critiques. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1060 , GART 1070 , GART 1080 , GART 2040 
    Corequisite(s): GART 2080 
    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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    GART 2500 Introduction to Interactive Multimedia

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Introduction to interactive multimedia, theory and practice. Emphasis will be placed on conceptualizing and planning interactive multimedia projects, navigation, storyboard preparation and user interface design. Students will learn to produce and prepare graphics and animation, edit sound and script in an interactive program using Macromedia Director in combination with other programs. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1070  and GART 1040 
    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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    GART 2512 Publishing on the Internet

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This class will cover production and placement of graphic images into electronic documents for display over the Internet. Students will be introduced to the World Wide Web (WWW) and basics of human interface design including creation and placement of icons, preparation of graphic files for use on the WWW including GIF, animated GIF, JPEG, and animated web graphic formats, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) tags for establishing links, and creating client-side image maps, tables and frames. Students will create and load a personal website for display over the Internet. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1000 
    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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    GART 2516 Video Editing I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This is an introduction to desktop post production for small and full screen viewing. Topics include storyboarding, preparation of video and graphic images for transfer to videotape and for use in multimedia presentations. Other topics are video editing, transitions, special effects, animation, and moving typography. Student will use video and still images to create QuickTime movies suitable for use in interactive multimedia production. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1040 , GART 1070 
    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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    GART 2520 3D Modeling

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a course in the creation and manipulation of 3D graphics. Topics covered include the accurate visualization and representation of 3D models, positioning objects in 3-space, light & shadow, positioning of lights and cameras, rendering, creation and application of textures, designing environments, planning and executing in 3D.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1040 , GART 1070 
    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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    GART 2522 Animated Web Graphics

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a course in the production of animated graphics for display over the web. Topics covered include working with vector-based drawing tools, symbols, libraries, shape and motion tweening, frame-by-frame animation, buttons, movie clips, masks, working with multiple scenes, adding sound, adding actions to buttons and frames, links and embedding movies into a web page.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1070 , GART 2512 
    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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    GART 2526 Video Editing II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course will address planning projects and using tools to create storyboards. Students learn to choose a proper workstation, camera, videotape, and light source that will produce the best video production. This course prepares students to do non-linear video editing and make audio adjustments in sound editing. Also, it will address different types of microphones. Students will learn how to create titles and use chroma and luminance keying to create a more professional product.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1040 , GART 1070  and GART 2516 
    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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    GART 2599 Interactive Multimedia Portfolio Practicum

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this course students develop and produce interactive multimedia projects using skills acquired in previous classes. Topics covered include advanced animation techniques, 3-dimensional graphics, and project management for multimedia. Emphasis will be placed on efficient navigation, interactivity, precise movement and timing. This course is taken in the student’s final semester. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for this 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.
  
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    GART 2950 Graphic Arts Internship

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to give the student supervised work experience in a graphic arts production environment. There will be no fewer than 225 contact hours for the semester.

    Prerequisite(s): 12 credit hours in GART, 2.5 GPA, and department chair approval
    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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    HLTH 1050 Personal Health

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of personal health including mental health, hygiene, communicable disease, degenerative disease, nutrition, drug use/abuse, and other health related problems. It explores the principles and habits of wholesome living.

    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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    HLTH 1100 Children’s Health

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of children’s health as it relates to optimum growth and development individually and in group settings. Emphasis is on safe environments in the home, family, day care centers, and schools. It includes survey of prevention and control of childhood diseases, nutrition, parent and community education, state health regulations, and available health social services.

    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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