CIS 101 Computer Literacy
This course covers software design, practical implications of computer technology, and the legal ethical issues and practices pertaining to computer use from the internet on authoring and identity.
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of public speaking. These basics include every step of the process, from researching to outlining to delivering a speech. Learning experiences will also focus on the relationship between speaking and listening, dealing with nervousness, gauging an audience, and using visual aids as support. Students will be asked to give an array of speeches that will enhance their appreciation of and comfort with the art of speaking.
ENG 101A Reading and Composition
Reading and interpreting a variety of narrative and expository texts including essays, fiction, and one longer, significant text. Students compose a sequence of expository essays and a research paper. Instruction emphasizes reading and writing as discourse with a focus on thesis formation, sentence and paragraph structure and essay development. (Acceptable placement score or passing grade on developmental work required.)
ENG 101B Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Reading to analyze, evaluate and form rational arguments through inquiry and research. Develops skills of reasoning, argumentation, drawing conclusions from evidence, and inductive and deductive thinking. Work is contextualized in the critical analysis of current issues that affect daily life.
HIS 101 American History
This course examines political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life from the discovery of America until 1877.
MTH 115 College Algebra
Topics discussed include functions and graphs; rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations.
This course surveys the ethical writings and thoughts of philosophers including Plato, John Stuart Mills, Friedrich Nietzsche, Garrett Hardin, and Peter Singer. Students study the fundamental ethical questions of the self, and justice to ethical business practices and environmental responsibility in both historical and contemporary contexts.
Philosophy is foundational to most disciplines in that it addresses questions about the way the world is or should be, about what is right or wrong, and about what is or can be known. In this course, students consider perspectives of great thinkers, including voices from non-Western perspectives. From these ideas, students will begin to develop their own questions about the foundational issues of what we think, do, and know, and how these impact how we live and believe.