Aug 13, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Nursing (NURS)

  
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    HEAL 130 - Medical Administrative Assistant I 3 hours


    This course will provide the student with the knowledge, skills and behaviors required of a medical administrative assistant in today’s healthcare arena. The medical administrative assistant’s role related to the scope of practice will be explored. Students will learn how to use therapeutic communication across the life-span. Medical law and ethics will be examined. The student will gain an understanding of how the medical administrative assistant plays a key role in administration functions, technology, handling telephone calls and scheduling in a medical practice. 
  
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    HEAL 131 - Medical Administrative Assistant II 3 hours


    This course will build on the knowledge gained in the Medical Administrative Assistant I course to provide the student with the knowledge, skills and behaviors required of a medical administrative assistant in today’s healthcare arena. The basic principles of pharmacology related to the practice of the medical assistant will be explored. The student will gain an understanding of how the medical administrative assistant plays a key role in administrative functions, the health record, coding, health insurance and medical billing procedures in a medical practice. This course will also ensure that the medical assistant maintains competency in safety and emergency practices. Prerequisite: HEAL 130 .
  
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    HEAL 132 - Medical Billing and Electronic Health Records 3 hours


    This course provides the student a simulated experience in the various workflows that a medical assistant will encounter in most medical offices. Students will gain the knowledge and skills required in front office, clinical care as well as coding and billing responsibilities in a simulation-based software environment. 
  
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    HEAL 133 - Introduction to Pharmacology 1 hour


    This course will give students a basic understanding of pharmacology in the healthcare setting. Students will explore pharmacologic principles and a gain an understanding of the responsibility of administering medications in a safe manner and achieve proficiency in drug calculations. Multisystem and individual body system related drugs will be explored. Prerequisite: HEAL 131 .
  
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    HEAL 134 - Medical Administrative Assistant Practicum 3 hours


    This practicum course will provide hands-on experiences in the health care setting as a medical administrative assistant. The student will apply the knowledge, skills and behaviors learned throughout the medical assistant curriculum to a variety of outpatient and ambulatory care settings. Students will demonstrate mastery of key clinical procedures required of the medical administrative assistant.  
  
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    NURS 208 - Nursing Fundamentals 6 hours


    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of nursing across the lifespan and the role of the registered nurse. The nursing process will be utilized to identify and provide the building blocks of nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on developing skills needed to assess, implement and monitor selected nursing interventions and technologies. Concepts presented include beginning professionalism, therapeutic communication, documentation and information technology, life-span considerations, skills for supporting patient care, physical assessment, infection control, patient education, and safety and nursing interventions. These concepts are presented and practiced in the skills lab and in the clinical area. Prerequisites: Admission to the Bachelor Level Nursing program; BIOL 221 , BIOL 221L , BIOL 326 , BIOL 326L ; CHEM 109  or CHEM 110  and CHEM 112  (BSN). Prerequisite or CorequisiteBIOL 223  and BIOL 223L  (BSN). 
  
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    NURS 209 - Introduction to Nursing 6 hours


    This introductory course to nursing is designed to expose the student to the health care environment and to develop basic care skills. This course is required for those students applying to the nursing program. Important concepts and essential basic skills in clinical patient care for the beginning nursing student are discussed and practiced. Other topics include patient centered safety, study skills, test-taking strategies, information technology, medical terminology, math assessment and communication skills. Students with nursing experience may be able to receive Credit for Prior Learning through a test-out process. Prerequisites: BIOL 110 ; BIOL 110L ; with a grade of C or higher. Lab fees may apply, applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    NURS 210 - Fundamentals of Nursing 6 hours


    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of nursing across the lifespan and the role of the registered nurse. The nursing process will be utilized to identify and provide the building blocks of nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on developing skills needed to assess, implement and monitor selected nursing interventions and technologies. Concepts presented include beginning professionalism, therapeutic communication, documentation, life-span considerations, basic introduction to skills for supporting patient care, physical assessment, infection control, patient education, safety and nursing interventions. These concepts are presented and practiced in the skills lab and in the clinical area. Prerequisites: Admission to the ASN Level Nursing program; NURS 209  if applicable. Lab fees may apply, applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    NURS 211 - Mental Health Nursing 3 hours


    This course is designed to provide the foundation for entry level competence in mental health nursing across the lifespan. Interpersonal, behavioral, psychosocial and communication concepts provide the basis for effective and therapeutic mental health nursing. Critical thinking skills and evidence based practice concepts are applied and analyzed. Emphasis is placed on selected pathophysiology and related care using the nursing process. Therapeutic communication skills within the nurse-patient-family relationship will be highlighted in the care of patients with psychosocial, substance dependence and other mental health deviations. Other topics integrated throughout the course are legal-ethical issues, patient education, pharmacological and sociocultural principles. Alternative therapies and treatments are investigated and discussed, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse, including collaboration with other disciplines and organizations as resources and support mechanisms. Prerequisites: Admission to either the Associate or Bachelor Level Nursing program; NURS 210  (ASN) or NURS 208  (BSN). Lab fees applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    NURS 212 - Pharmacology for Nursing 3 hours


    This course is designed to provide the nursing student with a sound basis for the clinical application of pharmacology. The basics of core drug knowledge, including pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, with patient-related variables affecting pharmacotherapy are presented. Emphasis is placed on learning drug classification by categories affecting various body systems and disease states. Legal aspects of drug administration, including nursing safeguards, are included. Students who have had a previous Pharmacology course for nurses may apply for a course waiver.  If the student has not had a previous Pharmacology course, the student may complete the test-out process, take this course in-seat, or take the course online with faculty approval. Prerequisites: Admission to either the Associate or the Bachelor Level Nursing program; NURS 209  and NURS 210  (ASN); MATH 150  (BSN). Corequisite: NURS 211  (ASN). Lab fees may apply, applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    NURS 213 - Foundations of Professional Nursing 6 hours


    This course is designed to provide the foundation for the role of the registered professional nurse. Nursing as a profession, nursing standards and legal-ethical issues in nursing are explored. Communication principles, nutrition and patient teaching continue to be discussed. Principles of medication administration, math as applied to medication administration, intravenous therapy and physical assessment skills are covered. Critical thinking skills and evidence-based practice concepts are applied to multiple nursing situations. General principles of caring for patients across the lifespan with common medical surgical health deviations are the clinical focus. Accompanying skills lab and clinical experiences are designed to increase the knowledge, judgement, skills level and professional behaviors in the nursing student. This nursing course is offered to nursing students at the campus site they regularly attend. The lecture portion of the course may be offered by in-classroom instruction or by interactive video classroom technology. Prerequisites: admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 210 , NURS 211 , NURS 212 . $75 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    NURS 300 - Foundations of Professional Nursing 6 hours


    This course is designed to provide the foundation for the role of the registered professional nurse. Nursing as a profession, nursing standards and legal-ethical issues in nursing are explored. Communication principles, nutrition and patient teaching continues to be discussed. Principles of medication administration, math as applied to medication administration, intravenous therapy and physical assessment skills are also covered. Critical thinking skills and evidence-based practice concepts are applied to multiple nursing situations. General principle of caring for patients across the lifespan with common medical surgical health deviations are the clinical focus. Accompanying skills lab and clinical experiences are designed to increase the knowledge, judgment, skills level and professional behaviors in the nursing student. Prerequisites: Admission to either the Associate or the Bachelor Level Nursing program; NURS 209 , NURS 210  , and NURS 212  (ASN) or NURS 208 NURS 212  and NURS 314  (BSN). Lab fees applicable to main campus day only.

     

  
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    NURS 301 - Medical Surgical Nursing I 6 hours


    This course is designed to integrate knowledge and skills from previous nursing courses to develop a progressing knowledge base in medical surgical nursing across the lifespan. Fluid and electrolytes and acid/base concepts are introduced. Common medical surgical health deviations are reviewed with an emphasis on pathophysiology, health promotion and nursing interventions. Principles of communication, patient teaching, pharmacology, nutrition and culture/ethnic/socially diverse concepts are integrated with these topics to develop critical thinking skills in patient care.  Introduction to leadership and management theories are presented. Prerequisites: Admission to either the Associate or Bachelor Level Nursing program; NURS 300  (BSN and ASN). Lab fees applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    NURS 302 - Medical Surgical Nursing II 6 hours


    This course is designed to introduce students to specialty areas and technology associated with care of critically ill medical surgical patients. Emphasis is placed on developing skills needed to plan, manage and provide patient care to critically ill patients using the nursing process. Critical thinking skills and evidence-based practice concepts are applied to multiple nursing scenarios. Communication, legal-ethical concepts, patient education and pharmacological, nutritional and sociocultural principles are integrated throughout the course. Prerequisites: Admission to ASN or traditional BSN Nursing Program and NURS 301 . Lab fees may apply, applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    NURS 303 - Women’s and Infants’ Health 5 hours


    This course is designed to provide the foundation for entry-level competence in women’s and infants’ health. Critical thinking skills and evidence-based practice concepts will be applied to multiple nursing scenarios. Emphasis is placed on developing nursing care for a woman with an uncomplicated or complicated pregnancy, the normal and high risk infant and women’s reproductive and post-reproductive health and health deviations. Communication, legal-ethical concepts, patient education and pharmacological, nutritional and socio-cultural principles are integrated throughout the course.  Prerequisites: Admission to either the Associate or the Bachelor Level Nursing program; NURS 210  (ASN), NURS 211 NURS 212 , NURS 300 NURS 301  (ASN and BSN). Corequisite: NURS 491  (ASN). Lab fees may apply, applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    NURS 310 - Professional Nursing Practice 3 hours


    The focus of this course is to transition the student nurse to a professional nursing practice. Personal values, philosophy and goals are examined as part of the process of creating a professional portfolio. Content includes: historical, ethical, legal and theoretical foundations of nursing, social justice and diversity, and professional nursing issues and trends. This course is writing intensive. Prerequisite: Admission to either the Online RN to BSN or the Bachelor Level Nursing Program; NURS 208  (BSN).
  
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    NURS 311 - Pathophysiology 3 hours


    This pathophysiology course provides an in-depth study of human pathological processes and their effects on homeostasis. The course is designed to promote the understanding and application of disease processes in the clinical settings. General concepts of disease include etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical significance. Pathophysiological concepts include cell injury, necrosis, inflammation, wound healing and neoplasia. These concepts are applied in a systems-oriented approach to disease processes affecting musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, renal, nervous, gastrointestinal, immune, hematological, neurological and endocrine systems. Prerequisite: Admission to the Online RN to BSN; or admission to the Bachelor Level Nursing Program, and CHEM 109 , BIOL 223 , BIOL 223L , BIOL 326 , BIOL 326L , BIOL 221  or BIOL 312 BIOL 221L  or BIOL 312L 
  
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    NURS 312 - Principles and Applications of Human Nutrition 3 hours


    This course emphasizes the basic principles of human nutrition related to nutrients and food sources and how they are utilized in the human body for growth and health throughout the lifespan. This course includes the study of assessment data, nutritional support, food and drug interactions, herbal remedies, weight management and nutritional interventions for various disease processes. This course also assesses contemporary nutrition issues. Prerequisite: CHEM 109  or CHEM 110  and CHEM 112 , BIOL 110  and BIOL 110L , and MATH 150  (BSN).
  
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    NURS 313 - Health Assessment 3 hours


    This course builds on pre-licensure nursing education to further develop the professional registered nurse for health assessments related to complex medical conditions and diverse populations of patients. By applying the nursing process, the registered nurse will develop assessment skills that expand clinical decision-making with an emphasis on primary and secondary prevention strategies. Assessment across the lifespan related to holistic health will be explored. Prerequisite: Admission to the RN to BSN Level Nursing program.
  
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    NURS 314 - Health Assessment in Nursing Practice 3 hours


    This course assists the student to develop skills for health assessment as a registered professional nurse. Assessment skills will be developed for diverse and complex situations. The impact of variables will be addressed, such as nutritional status, developmental stage, cultural and spiritual factors, disease states and nursing concerns such as holistic intervention. By applying the nursing process, the registered nurse will develop assessment skills that expand clinical decision-making with an emphasis on primary and secondary prevention strategies. Prerequisites: Admission to the Bachelor Level Nursing program; NURS 208  (BSN). 
  
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    NURS 409 - Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice 3 hours


    This theory course introduces the language and processes of research within the nursing profession. The research competencies to be examined include interpreting and using research in nursing practice, evaluating research, and conducting research. Course content focuses on retrieving, reading, evaluating, disseminating, and using research in nursing practice. This course will focus on current review of nursing literature and research utilization through evidence-based practice. Prerequisites: Admission to the Online RN to BSN or the Bachelor Level Nursing program; MATH 250 or  BIOL 324 /PSYC 324 /SOCI 324  (BSN).
  
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    NURS 410 - Community Health Nursing 3 hours


    This course introduces the theoretical basis for community-oriented nursing practice. It emphasizes the application of community/public health concepts applied to promoting and preserving the health of the community. Diverse populations across the lifespan and throughout the continuum of the healthcare environment will be examined. Community assessment, epidemiology, environment, political action, and case management frameworks are used to guide evidence-based nursing care delivery to individuals, families and populations in community settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the RN to BSN Program; NURS 409 .
  
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    NURS 411 - Community Health Nursing Assessment 3 hours


    This course introduces the registered nurse to community assessment in nursing. This course requires the student to define a community in which they will observe, assess, analyze and prioritize needs and goals which promote health. A community assessment written presentation will include data collection, an analysis of the data and prioritization of health objectives. The student will define the community and obtain instructor approval of the project. This course is research-based and writing intensive. Prerequisites: Admission to the RN to BSN Level Nursing program; NURS 410 .
  
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    NURS 413 - Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice 3 hours


    This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of leadership and management pertinent to health care and nursing. Students will explore the interrelated processes of thinking systematically, developing reflective judgment and exercising leadership. Competencies necessary to succeed in a nursing leadership role in organizations and contemporary society are analyzed and applied to clinical scenarios. Students utilize self-reflection to assess their own leadership potential. Prerequisites: Admission to either the Online RN to BSN or the Bachelor Level Nursing program; NURS 409  (BSN). 
  
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    NURS 414 - Human Sexuality: Clinical and Comprehensive Applications 3 hours


    This course provides the student with a clinical focus for examining human sexuality, intimacy and health/dysfunction. Physiological changes and psychological aspects throughout the lifespan will be presented as they relate to history, age and gender. Cultural differences and religious preferences will be emphasized. Health promotion, prevention and education will be applied to sexual issues and/or problems in various settings, designed to meet the needs of those students providing holistic care for their clients or for those desiring supplemental information.
  
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    NURS 415 - Cultural Awareness in Nursing Practice 3 hours


    This course is designed to improve the holistic awareness, sensitivity and practice of the health care professional with culturally diverse populations. Health care beliefs, practices and traditions focused on health, wellness and illness will be explored from various cultural perspectives. This course will prepare students in their understanding of cultural intricacies to achieve individualized, safe and effective culturally competent care. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement. 
  
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    NURS 450 - Nursing in the Community 5 hours


    This course includes both a didactic and clinical component.  It introduces the theoretical basis for community-oriented nursing practice.  It emphasizes the application of community/public health concepts applied to promoting and preserving the health of the community.  Diverse populations across the lifespan and throughout the continuum of the healthcare environment will be examined.  Community assessment, epidemiology, environment, political action, and case management frameworks are used to guide evidence-based nursing care delivery to individuals, families, and populations in community settings.  The practicum introduces the student to community-oriented nursing practice. A community assessment/analysis project is completed.  Upon completion and analysis of the community assessment the student is able to determine priority health objectives.  In addition, an 80 hour clinical practicum will provide opportunities for community/public health nursing practice to individuals, families, and populations in community settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the Bachelor Level Nursing program; NURS 409 , NURS 302 , NURS 303 . Lab fees may apply, applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    NURS 490 - Senior Nursing Practicum 2 hours


    This capstone course is designed to provide the baccalaureate nursing student with an experiential learning practicum in a healthcare setting. The practicum allows the student to integrate practice related knowledge and skills. Students will assimilate knowledge of nursing research and evidence-based practice, leadership and management, and nursing theories to develop and implement a project that is designed to improve client outcomes. The practicum will be designed in collaboration with a faculty member and carried out in an appropriate health care or community-based care setting. This course must be taken in the last term before graduation. Prerequisites: Admission to the Bachelor Level Nursing program; Corequisties: NURS 491 NURS 450  may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite (BSN).
  
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    NURS 491 - NCLEX-RN Review 1 hour


    This course prepares the student for the professional nurse licensing examination. As a pre-licensure program, this course is required to expose the student to adaptive testing and review of program content. Prerequisites: Admission to either the Associate or the Bachelor Level Nursing program; NURS 302  (ASN and BSN). Corequisite: NURS 303  (ASN) or NURS 490   (BSN).

Philosophy (PHIL)

  
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    PHIL 201 - Introduction to Philosophy 3 hours


    An introduction to the matter and method of philosophy. Topics include the purpose of human existence, the nature of the good life, the existence of God, the purpose of government, the conditions and extent of knowledge, and the relationship between human existence and reality. G.E.
  
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    PHIL 202 - Asian Philosophy and Religion 3 hours


    Examination of philosophy, religion, and belief systems of Eastern cultures, past and present. Students study the various traditional “systems of thought” from India, China, Tibet and Japan. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement. G.E. Cross-listed as RELI 202 .
  
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    PHIL 210 - Logic and Critical Thinking 3 hours


    Overview of the principles and methods of critical thinking, inductive reasoning and deductive logic. Emphasis on the formulation and evaluation of ordinary language arguments. G.E.
  
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    PHIL 303 - History and Philosophy of Modern Science 3 hours


    Evolution of scientific thought from 1600 A.D. to the present. Cross-listed as HIST 303 . Prerequisite: HIST 102 .
  
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    PHIL 310 - Symbolic Logic 3 hours


    Study of the principles and methods of formal symbolic logic. Emphases on derivations for sentence and predicate logic.
  
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    PHIL 321 - Ancient Philosophy 3 hours


    Intensive study of treatises by major philosophers in the ancient world.
  
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    PHIL 322 - Modern Philosophy 3 hours


    Intensive study of treatises by major philosophers.
  
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    PHIL 323 - Marx and Marxism 3 hours


    A careful study of the works of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Guevara and others. Focus will be on understanding and evaluating textual arguments and on understanding the lasting impact of Marxism on intellectual traditions. Prerequisite: successful completion of one of the following: ENGL 212 , POSC 111 , SOCI 111 , HIST 102 , HIST 112  OR PHIL 201 .
  
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    PHIL 330 - Ethics 3 hours


    An examination of the foundations of moral philosophy and a careful study of the three main ethical theories, i.e., consequentialism, deontology, and virtue theory.  
  
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    PHIL 332 - Environmental Ethics 3 hours


    Investigation and discussion of ethical issues that concern the environment. Emphasis will be on recognition of moral problems and their resolution. Cross-listed as ENVS 332 .
  
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    PHIL 333 - Topics 3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in philosophy.  Topics courses must be approved by the chair of the History, Philosophy, and Political Science Department.
  
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    PHIL 340 - Philosophy of Revolution 3 hours


    Examination of the nature of revolution - intellectual, philosophical, economic and political. Cross-listed as HIST 340 .
  
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    PHIL 350 - Philosophy of Religion 3 hours


    Philosophical exploration of the classical issues of theistic religious thought, such as the reality of God, the problem of evil, religious language, life after death and the pluralism of religious traditions. Cross-listed as RELI 350 . Prerequisite: PHIL 201  or RELI 101 .
  
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    PHIL 358 - Existentialism 3 hours


    An investigation of the philosophy of existentialism through works of philosophy and fiction. The class will consider the different views of the self in existentialist thought, the relationship of the self to the world and to others, and the nature of human freedom and responsibility. Prerequisite:  junior standing.
  
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    PHIL 390 - The Buddha and Buddhism 3 hours


    Introduction to the study of Buddhist philosophy and religious traditions, beginning with the life of Siddhartha Gautama, through the development of Buddhism in ancient India-Theravada and Mahavana, the spread of Buddhism to China, Tibet, and Japan. The course concludes with the examination of the coming of Buddhism to the West. Cross-listed as RELI 390 . Prerequisite: Junior standing.
  
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    PHIL 401 - Significant Philosophers 3 hours


    Careful study of one significant philosopher who has had a major impact on the history of philosophy. Students concentrate on understanding the philosopher as well as placing him or her in an historical context. Emphasis is on systematic thinkers. Prerequisite: PHIL 321  or PHIL 322 . May be repeated with instructor’s permission.
  
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    PHIL 402 - Classical Political Philosophy 3 hours


    Study of major writers in political philosophy from Plato to Machiavelli. Cross-listed as POSC 402 . Prerequisite: Junior standing.
  
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    PHIL 403 - Modern Political Philosophy 3 hours


    Study of major writers in political philosophy from Hobbes to the present. Cross-listed as POSC 403 . Prerequisite:  junior standing.
  
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    PHIL 430 - Philosophy of Law 3 hours


    Philosophical investigation into the concept of jurisprudence. The course covers both analytic jurisprudence, i.e., what law is and how it is distinguished from other normative systems like ethics, and normative jurisprudence, i.e., restrictions on liberty, duties to obey the law, and the role of punishment. Cross-listed as POSC 430 . Prerequisite:  junior standing.
  
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    PHIL 455 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of philosophy.  This course requires the approval of the chair of the History, Philosophy, and Political Science Department and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Philosophy (PHIL) courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    PHIL 460 - Biomedical Ethics 3 hours


    Investigation of problematic cases in biomedical ethics, with an emphasis on sound philosophical resolution. Prerequisite:  junior standing.
  
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    PHIL 490 - Thematic Seminar in Philosophy 3 hours


    Culminating course for Philosophy majors. Each seminar is based upon a specific philosophical issue which is studied in depth. Students write and present a research paper. A grade of C or higher is required. Prerequisite:  junior standing.

Physical Education (PHED)

  
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    PHED 100 - Integrative Fitness I 0.5 hour


    First 8 weeks class. This course utilizes the NIA Technique, a mind-body approach to whole body aerobic fitness. The NIA Technique, Neuromuscular Integrative Action, is a movement form that combines Eastern and Western concepts and theories blending tai-chi, tae-kwon-do, Aikido, Jazz, Duncan Dance, modern dance, Yoga, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique.
  
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    PHED 101 - Integrative Fitness II 0.5 hour


    Second 8 weeks class. This course utilizes the NIA Technique, a mind-body approach to whole body aerobic fitness. The NIA Technique, Neuromuscular Integrative Action, is a movement form that combines Eastern and Western concepts and theories blending tai-chi, tae-kwondo, Aikido, Jazz, Duncan Dance, modern dance, Yoga, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique.
  
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    PHED 108 - Beginning Weight Training and Conditioning I 0.5 hour


    1st eight weeks. An activity class designed to improve total fitness through weight training and aerobic activity.
  
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    PHED 109 - Beginning Weight Training and Conditioning II 0.5 hour


    2nd eight weeks. An activity class designed to improve total fitness through weight training and aerobic activity.
  
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    PHED 110 - Yoga 0.5 hour


    An activity class designed to teach the basics of yoga practice to develop lifelong strength and flexibility.
  
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    PHED 111 - Beginning Tennis 0.5 hour


    An activity class designed for the individual who wants to learn a lifetime activity.
  
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    PHED 112 - Indoor Racquet Sports 0.5 hour


    A lifetime activity class (Badminton).
  
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    PHED 113 - Recreational Volleyball 0.5 hour


    An activity class designed to teach the basics of recreational volleyball.
  
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    PHED 114 - Advanced Lifesaving 0.5 hour


    A Red Cross certified course for people interested in lifeguarding.
  
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    PHED 115 - Outdoor Recreation 0.5 hour


    An activity class focusing on outdoor lifetime activities.
  
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    PHED 116 - Cardiorespiratory Fitness I 1 hour


    An activity class designed to introduce and improve the cardiorespiratory fitness and understanding of the student.
  
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    PHED 117 - Beginning Cardio-Respiratory Fitness II 1 hour


    An activity class designed to introduce and improve the cardio-respiratory fitness and understanding of the student.
  
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    PHED 120 - Advanced Strength and Conditioning 2 hours


    Provides students the advanced knowledge of the concepts, application, techniques and program design of strength and conditioning.
  
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    PHED 130 - Personal Training and Sports Nutrition 2 hours


    Provides students with the basic knowledge of personal training and the nutritional needs for all levels of athletes. Prerequisite: PHED 120 .
  
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    PHED 140 - First Aid & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 2 hours


    American Red Cross certification: basic first aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) procedures.
  
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    PHED 150 - Basic Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2 hours


    Introduction to fundamentals of care and prevention of athletic injuries and athletic training.
  
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    PHED 350 - Advanced Care, Prevention, and Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses 3 hours


    In-depth study of athletic-training techniques and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Prerequisite: PHED 150 .

Physics (PHYS)

  
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    PHYS 108 - Physical Science Survey 3 hours


    Examination of the physical world and its basic underlying scientific principles. G.E. Cross-listed as CHEM 108 . Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 106  or higher.
  
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    PHYS 108L - Physical Science Survey Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experience to complement PHYS 108 . G.E. Cross-listed as CHEM 108L . Prerequisite: CHEM 108  /PHYS 108  or concurrent enrollment. PHYS 108  must be completed before PHYS 108L  can be used for G.E. credit.
  
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    PHYS 111 - College Physics I 3 hours


    First of a two-part algebra-based college physics sequence. Topics include: linear, circular and rotational motion; statics, elasticity, vibrations, waves and sound. Students majoring in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. G.E. Prerequisite: MATH 150  or MATH 170  or MATH 180 .
  
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    PHYS 111L - Physics I Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement PHYS 111 . Students majoring in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. G.E. when taken with PHYS 111 . Prerequisites: MATH 150  or MATH 170  or MATH 180 ; PHYS 111  (may be taken concurrently). $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    PHYS 112 - College Physics II 3 hours


    Second of a two-part algebra-based college physics sequence. Topics include: fluids, electricity, thermodynamics, magnetism, optics, modern physics and astrophysics (optional). Students majoring in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite: PHYS 111 .
  
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    PHYS 112L - Physics II Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement PHYS 112 . Students majoring in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite: PHYS 111 . $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    PHYS 211 - Calculus-Based Physics I 5 hours


    First part of a two-part calculus-based college physics sequence. The course covers the following major areas of physics: linear, circular and rotational motion; statics; elasticity; vibrations; waves and sound. Prerequisite: MATH 201 . $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    PHYS 212 - Calculus-Based Physics II 5 hours


    This is the second of a two-part calculus-based college physics sequence. The course covers the following: electricity, magnetism, optics, modern physics and astrophysics (optional). This course includes laboratory experiences based on the above topics. Prerequisite: PHYS 211 . $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    PHYS 401 - Introduction to Physical Chemistry/Chemistry Physics 3 hours


    Introduction to physical principles underlying chemical science. Topics include kinetic thermodynamics, chemical kinetics and quantum mechanics. Cross-listed as CHEM 401 . Prerequisites: CHEM 112 , MATH 201 , PHYS 111  or PHYS 211 , PHYS 112  or PHYS 212  (may be a corequisite).

Political Science (POSC)

  
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    POSC 111 - American National Government 3 hours


    Survey of the American political system, with emphasis on the Constitution, governmental structure, the political process and the economic system. G.E.
  
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    POSC 215 - State and Local Government 3 hours


    Surveys American governments on the sub-national level and focuses on the impact those governments have over citizens’ lives. 
  
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    POSC 233 - Topics 1-3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in political science.  Topics courses must be approved by the chair of the History, Philosophy, and Political Science Department.
  
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    POSC 233 - Topics: Mock Trial 1 hour


    Available to members of the Columbia College Mock Trial Team. Requires participation beginning in the Fall when the team begins preparing the case through the end of the mock trial season. Cross-listed as CJAD 233 . Prerequisite: must be a full-time Columbia College student. Course may be repeated five times for a total of six semester hours.
  
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    POSC 255 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of political science.  This course requires the approval of the chair of the History, Philosophy, and Political Science Department and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Political Science (POSC) courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    POSC 256 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of political science.  This course requires the approval of the chair of the History, Philosophy, and Political Science Department and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Political Science (POSC) courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    POSC 257 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of political science.  This course requires the approval of the chair of the History, Philosophy, and Political Science Department and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Political Science (POSC) courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    POSC 280 - American Political and Social Thought 3 hours


    American political thought from the colonial period to the present using writings of notable political figures, scholars and others. Cross-listed as AMST 280 . Prerequisite: ENGL 112 .
  
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    POSC 292 - International Relations 3 hours


    Theory and practice of how nations relate to each other. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement. G.E.
  
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    POSC 311 - Public Administration and Policy 3 hours


    Examination of growth, structure, role, methods, and policy of the national bureaucracy and its role in American government and society. Cross-listed as MGMT 311 /PADM 311 . Prerequisite: POSC 111 .
  
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    POSC 312 - Environmental Politics 3 hours


    Study of environmental issues and policies from both a national and global perspective. Cross-listed as ENVS 312 . Prerequisite: POSC 111 .
  
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    POSC 315 - American Public Policy 3 hours


    The various ways the American political system decides what issues deserve attention, how it makes policy decisions, and the implementation of those decisions. Theoretical models of decision-making are discussed as are specific examples of public policy such as environmental policy, educational policy, health care policy and more. Cross-listed as PADM 315 . Prerequisites: ENGL 112 , POSC 111 .
  
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    POSC 317 - Politics of Russia and Eurasia 3 hours


    Study of the government and politics of Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union. The course will examine the historical legacy of communism and analyze the process of political and economic transition since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement.
  
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    POSC 321 - Politics of Developing Nations 3 hours


    This course examines theories and processes of political, economic and social development in the Global South. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement.
  
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    POSC 326 - International Law and Organizations 3 hours


    Study of the evolution of international law and organizations and their role in global politics in areas such as human rights, environmental protection, collective security and global trade. Prerequisite: POSC 292 .
  
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    POSC 330 - Media and Politics 3 hours


    Examination of the impact of the media on political discourse and public opinion in America, as well as examine the ways in which the media is shaped and affected by political forces. Prerequisite: POSC 111 .
  
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    POSC 331 - European Politics 3 hours


    Analysis of the government and politics of the major European powers, including Britain, France and Germany, as well as the European Union. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement.
  
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    POSC 332 - The American Presidency 3 hours


    Presidential powers and their use and impact on American political life. Prerequisite: POSC 111 
  
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    POSC 333 - Topics 1-3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in political science.  Topics courses must be approved by the chair of the History, Philosophy, and Political Science Department.
  
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    POSC 333 - Topics: Mock Trial 1 hour


    Available to members of the Columbia College Mock Trial Team. Requires participation beginning in the Fall when the team begins preparing the case through the end of the mock trial season. Cross-listed as CJAD 333 . Prerequisite: Student must be a full-time Columbia College student. Course may be repeated five times for a total of six semester hours. Offered Fall and Spring.
  
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    POSC 333 - Topics: Model United Nations 2 hours


    Available to Members of the Columbia College United Nations team. Requires participation beginning in the fall when the team begins preparing for the spring Model United Nations simulation. Course may be repeated two times.
  
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    POSC 340 - Judicial Process 3 hours


    Study of the state and federal court systems and the impact those systems have on American politics and society. Prerequisite: POSC 111 .
  
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    POSC 350 - Legislative Process 3 hours


    Study of Congress, its structure, procedures, role, and impact in American government. Prerequisite: POSC 111 .
 

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