May 28, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Social Work

  
  • SWRK 1020 Overview Psychological and Social Conditions

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

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

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


Sociology

  
  • SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology

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

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent
  
  • SOCI 1040 Social Problems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spanish

  
  • SPAN 1000 Spanish Special Purpose

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

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • SPAN 1010 Elementary Spanish I

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2010  or equivalent

Teaching

  
  • TELC 2007 Adolescent Learners

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on psychological theories related to adolescent cognitive, social and physical development. Adolescents are experiencing a myriad of changes. A better understanding of these changes will help educators plan and implement appropriate lessons, activities, lectures, assignments and teaching strategies. Issues relevant to intellectual development, socialization and educational evaluation are examined. Additionally, teacher variables and student variables in the instructional process are explored. Students should be able to apply their knowledge in a variety of settings with a multicultural perspective

  
  • TELC 2008 Learning thr Assessment/Evaluation

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course trains teachers to integrate classroom assessment into instructional planning to improve student learning. It discusses methods for planning assessments that are integrated with instruction, crafting assessment tools, crafting scoring rubrics, grading and evaluating students, assessing higher-order thinking, interpreting state-mandated and other standardized test scores, and aligning assessment with state standards. The course also discusses attributes of assessment practices such as reliability and validity.

  
  • TELC 2009 Managing the Learning Environment

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides the use of appropriate knowledge for managing the total learning environment in school settings. It emphasizes development of skills that facilitate effective teaching through appropriate management techniques and the involvement of community members.

  
  • TELC 2010 Survey of Exceptionalitiies and Diversity

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course will enable instructors to identify psychological, physical, educational, medical, behavioral and learning characteristics and needs of individuals with various disabilities, as well as working with students from diverse cultural, social, ethnic and racial backgrounds. It will also include information regarding the modification and adaptation of instruction as it relates to ADA in order to fit individual needs and learning styles. This course will also enable the instructor to develop individualized educational programs with the principles of normalization and the least restrictive environment.

  
  • TELC 2011 Teaching and Learning with Technology with Technology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course addresses the “Tennessee Statement of Education Teacher Licensure Standards for Professional Education.” It assists instructors in examining various issues related to teaching with Internet technology and resources, as well as learning to evaluate and integrate this technology into “teaching” and “learning” online and on-ground. It will also assist instructors in locating curriculum resources that support and enhance instruction. Addresses Standards # 4, 6, 11 of the Tennessee Teacher Licensure Standards for Teaching Strategies, Communication, and Technology.

  
  • TELC 2012 Teachers as Agents of Change

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed for individuals working in a public school environment on the Professional Occupational license or one of the Alternative Licenses. It provides an overview of current issues, trends, and problems that are commonplace to teaching in public school settings. Students will engage in analytic learning experiences which focus on: a) teaching in urban, suburban and rural settings, b) meeting the needs of diverse student populations, c) historical, sociological and philosophical aspects of education in a diverse society, d) legal, financial, equality/inequality of access and resources, e) governance issues related to public schooling in the U.S., f) developing knowledge and skills regarding professionalism, national and state initiatives, effective teaching, and licensure, and g) action research to improve current practice.

  
  • TELC 2013 Adult Learners

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on adult learners and the adult learning process-how they learn best and the classroom format that best relates. A better understanding of adult learners will help teachers plan and implement appropriate lessons, activities, lectures, assignments and teaching strategies. Issues relevant to adult learning theories, classroom motivation, learning issues and the ‘best practice’ learning techniques will be examined. Additionally, variables in the instructional process are explored. Students should be able to apply their knowledge in a variety of educational settings with a multicultural perspective.

  
  • TELC 2014 Managing the Learning Environment in Post Secondary Settings

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides the use of appropriate knowledge and skills for managing the total learning environment in post-secondary technical settings. There is emphasis on development of skills that facilitate effective teaching through appropriate management techniques and the involvement of business leaders and community members.


Telecommunication Engineering Technology

  
  • TLET 2444 Special Topics

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

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

Television Production

  
  • TVPR 1710 TV Production I

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

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
  • TVPR 1720 TV Production II

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

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

Theater

  
  • THEA 1015 Acting I

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

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
  • THEA 1025 Stage Craft I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    The Stagecraft course is intended to introduce the student to props, scenery, and costume production as well as to the tools, materials, construction techniques, exploration of the terminology, mechanical drawings, practical application in the design areas, and stage machinery used in these areas of theatrical production.
    Course designed for transfer and part of the TN Transfer Pathways.

  
  • THEA 1030 Introduction to Theater

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

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
  • THEA 1040 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Fundamentals of Theatrical Design is designed to introduce students to the study of the fundamental principles of design concerning scenery, lighting, sound, costumes and makeup and the practical application to the realms of theatre and live entertainment.

  
  • THEA 1900 Theatre Performance Practicum I

    1 Credit Hour(s)

    This course is an introduction to the performance demands of the theater through day-to-day operations. Student may select work hours to fit their schedule and may select an area of particular interest if possible.

    Student must also complete THEA 1920 and THEA 1940 Performance Practicums in order to graduate.

  
  • Thea 1910 Theatre Production Practicum I

    1 Credit Hour(s)

    This course is an introduction to the production demands of the theater through day-to-day operations. Student may select work hours to fit their schedule and may select an area of particular interest if possible.

    Student must also complete THEA 1930 and THEA 1950 Production Practicums in order to graduate.

  
  • THEA 1920 Theatre Performance Practicum II

    1 Credit Hour(s)

    This course is a continuation of the practical applications of performance demands of the theater through day-to-day operations. Student may select work hours to fit their schedule and may select an area of particular interest if possible.

    Student must also complete THEA 1940 Performance Practicum III in order to graduate.

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 1900  

  
  • THEA 1930 Theatre Production Practicum II

    1 Credit Hour(s)

    This course is a continuation of the practical applications of production demands of the theater through day-to-day operations. Student may select work hours to fit their schedule and may select an area of particular interest if possible.

    Student must also complete the “THEA 1950: Production Practicum III” in order to graduate.

    Prerequisite(s): Thea 1910  

  
  • THEA 1940 Theatre Performance Practicum III

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is the final section in the continuation of the practical applications of performance demands of the theater through day-to-day operations. Student may select work hours to fit their schedule and may select an area of particular interest if possible.

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 1920  
  
  • THEA 1950 Theatre Production Practicum III

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is the final section in a continuation of the practical applications of production demands of the theater through day-to-day operations. Student may select work hours to fit their schedule and may select an area of particular interest if possible.

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 1930  
  
  • THEA 2015 Acting II

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

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 1015  or permission of instructor
  
  • THEA 2025 Stage Craft II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A continuation of Stage Craft I, this course is an introduction to the various technical elements of theatre with special emphasis placed on lighting design, stage construction, and painting.

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 1025  
  
  • THEA 2660 Introduction to Playwriting

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Introduction to Playwriting is dedicated to process. Students learn to write plays by writing plays. The primary goal of the course is to encourage students to write quickly, fluidly, and fearlessly.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010  

Visual Communications: TN eCampus

  
  • COM 1000 Beginning HTML

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

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

    3 Credit Hour(s)


    This course presents the principles for planning well-designed web pages and websites. It explores the factors that affect web layout and design such as organization, navigation, usability, accessibility, typography, graphics and color.

     

    Prerequisite(s):

    Prior to enrolling in this course, students should be able to use their computers and access the Internet. In addition to browsing the web, students should have a basic understanding of computers and be able to send e-mail.

    Basic computing and keyboarding skills.

     
    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.

  
  • COM 1020 Basic Web Graphics

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

    Prerequisite(s): COM 1010  

Web Technology: TN eCampus

  
  • WEB 2110 Flash

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welding

  
  • WELD 1381 Principles of Welding

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

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

Women’s Studies

  
  • WGST 2050 Introduction to Women’s Studies

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of women’s social identity and placement throughout history and the world. Theoretical perspectives and research from sociology, psychology, biology and anthropology are used to understand how gender shapes our lives on individual, cultural and societal levels. Areas of study emphasize the role of gender in social institutions including family, workplace, education, religion, media and politics.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010  

Youth Development

  
  • YDEV 1010 Youth Mentoring I

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

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

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

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

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