Aug 11, 2022  
2017-18 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-18 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Graphic Communications and Photography

  
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    GAT-155L - Lab: MacIntosh Operating Systems

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT 155  .

  
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    GAT-160 CCO

    GAT-160 - Introduction to Web Design

    2 credits
    This lecture and laboratory course is designed to introduce the concepts of the world wide website design and development. Students will learn the basics of HTML programming to create a home page that incorporates graphic, textural, and aesthetic perspectives. Each student will design a home page as part of the course. The present and future status of the world wide web will be discussed. Basic computer skills are required.

    Corequisite(s): GAT 160L  

    Course previously known as: GRPH-200
  
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    GAT-160L - Lab: Introduction to Web Design

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT 160  .

  
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    GAT-162 CCO

    GAT-162 - Digital Imaging-Photoshop

    2 credits
    Using Macintosh computers, students will learn to use current versions of the industry-standard digital image manipulation programs, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Students will learn how to properly prepare digital images for a wide variety of output considerations and to improve the aesthetic quality of digital images. In addition, students will learn how to realistically create and modify digital images using sound graphic design principles for both print and screen applications. Students will develop professional digital retouching and restoration, compositing, and a wide variety of advanced digital imaging techniques. Students will also learn the basic principles of image capture and color management.

    Corequisite(s): GAT-162L  

    Course previously known as: GRPH-462
  
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    GAT-162L - Lab: Digital Imaging-Photoshop

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT-162  .

    Corequisite(s): GAT-162  

  
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    GAT-170 CCO

    GAT-170 - Introduction to Digital Photography

    2 credits
    This course is designed as an introduction in the use of a “point- and -shoot” digital camera as well as the more advanced single lens reflex models The course is designed for those who are too intimidated to read the owners manual and would like to have the features and procedures associated with their camera explained and demonstrated. This course will also benefit those who have yet to decide what type of digital camera to purchase or to upgrade to a more advanced model. In addition to lectures and demonstrations, students will have hands-on experience using supplied digital cameras and computer work stations that will show them how to record, store, e-mail and reproduce their digital images. While there are no prerequisites for this course, a basic understanding of computer use would be helpful.

    Corequisite(s): GAT-170L.

    Course previously known as: GRPH-170
  
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    GAT-170L - Lab: Introduction to Digital Photography

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT 170 .

    Corequisite(s): GAT-170.

  
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    GAT-171 CCO

    GAT-171 - DSLR Photography

    3 credits
    This course is primarily designed around the operation and use of digital single lens reflex cameras, (DSLRs). This class should be of particular interest to amateur photographers who are contemplating an upgrade from point-and-shoot or smart-phone digital cameras. Students will be shown how to use the many attributes associated with a SLR digital camera. It is not required that students have access to a DSLR camera. Imaging software programs such as Photoshop Elements and Photoshop will be demonstrated and employed by the student in this course.

    Course previously known as: GRPH-270
  
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    ART-170 CCO

    GAT-174 - Airbrushing Techniques 1

    2 credits
    This studio course is an introduction to the materials, processes, and aesthetic considerations in airbrushing. Students will create a series of airbrushed paintings on a variety of substrates that emphasize individual expression, technical development, principles of pictorial composition and visual representation. No previous art background is required.

    Corequisite(s): GAT 174L  

    Course previously known as: ARTS-170
  
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    GAT-174L - Lab: Airbrushing Techniques 1

    1 credits
    This is the laboratory component of GAT 174  .

    Corequisite(s): GAT 174  

  
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    ART-171 CCO

    GAT-175 - Airbrushing Techniques 2

    2 credits
    Airbrushing Techniques 2 is a continuation of Airbrushing Techniques 1, with a particular emphasis on expanding the student’s visual vocabulary and engaging in sophisticated strategies for generating and developing concepts and imagery with a variety of airbrushing techniques. Five studio hours weekly.

    Prerequisite(s): GAT 174  

    Corequisite(s): GAT 175L  

    Course previously known as: ARTS-270
  
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    GAT-175L - Lab: Airbrushing Techniques 2

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT 175  .

    Corequisite(s): GAT 175  

  
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    GAT-220 CCO

    GAT-220 - Color Reproduction Processes

    2 credits
    This course is a three-credit lecture and laboratory course devoted exclusively to the reproduction of color images. The course will begin by exploring some of the many of the fascinating aspects of color, including the nature of light and color perception. From there, the course will delve into the world of color measurement and specification, including a look at various color spaces such as the Munsell and CIELAB. Topics also covered will include color printing characteristics, color standardization, hi-fi color, color proofing, and color management. The laboratories will be a combination of demonstrations and hands-on experiences including colorimetry, color evaluation, color scanning, image- setting, and proofing. The aim of this course is to develop the skills required of graphic arts professionals to make critical and accurate color judgments.

    Prerequisite(s): GAT-162 ;

    Corequisite(s): GAT 220L  

    Course previously known as: GRPH-420
  
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    GAT-220L - Lab: Color Reproduction Processes

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT 220  .

  
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    GAT-222 CCO

    GAT-222 - Color Management

    2 credits
    In GRPH-422 Color Management the student will learn the basic techniques for setting up and evaluating the quality of a prepress system. The calibration of a closed feedback loop will be the heart of the course with special emphasis on color management techniques. The course will use CIE based color models as the foundation for color specification and tolerancing. Students will learn techniques for ensuring that the final printed output of printed materials is predictable and match the requirements of the job. Also covered will be such topics as dot shape, screen frequency, screen angles, moire’ output resolution, and stochastic imaging.

    Prerequisite(s): Take GAT-220  or permission of instructor;

    Corequisite(s): GAT 222L  

    Course previously known as: GRPH-422
  
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    GAT-222L - Lab: Color Management

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT 222 .

  
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    GAT-225 CCO

    GAT-225 - Advanced Typography & Layout Design

    2 credits
    Advanced Typography & Layout Design is the continuation of Typography & Layout Design, emphasizing clean, functional design while working with more difficult professional elements of type, design, and page layout. The lectures will cover professional works from various sources, as students will learn to critique their own use of text and design elements. Projects will continue to stress primary design elements (learned in the previous course) as students follow directions from design concept to print. In labs, students will learn more effective visual presentation principles, work with 3-D design problems, and further learn professional uses of type and images. Students will continue to work with current layout software applications that are predominant in today’s print and digital media industry.

    Prerequisite(s): GAT 125  

    Corequisite(s): GAT 225L  

  
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    GAT-225L - Lab: Advanced Typography & Layout Design

    1 credits
    This is the laboratory component of GAT 225  

    Corequisite(s): GAT 225  

  
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    GAT-231 CCO

    GAT-231 - Screen Printing and Vinyl Printing

    2 credits
    This course is an introduction to the various applications of screen printing and vinyl printing. Student designed activities are supported by exercises that provide quality and control for printing process. Emphasis of the course is centered on establishing repeatability of the printing process by controlling variables; photographic stencil systems; single and multiple color image design, conversion assembly and transfer; sheet-fed manual and flat substrate printing applications of simple and complex close register line images. Vinyl printing students will design on different applications and apply it to substrates. Vinyl printing students will use various software.

    Prerequisite(s): GAT 131 .

    Corequisite(s): GAT 231L .

  
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    GAT-231L CCO

    GAT-231L - Lab: Screen Printing and Vinyl Printing

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT 231 .

    Corequisite(s): GAT-231.

  
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    GAT-235 CCO

    GAT-235 - Creative Concept Development for Advertising

    2 credits
    In this course, the student will learn design principles as they relate to the creation and production of advertisements for various media used in an integrated advertising campaign. Students will explore the creative processes including concept development, ad layout, comprehensive design, and the influence of copywriting in the design direction. As part of the practical application of these principles, student lab assignments will incorporate the processes used to create storyboards, radio copy, print ads, direct mail, and digital ads. Students will also be required to translate advertisement design concepts in production artwork as necessary for use in a variety of media.

    Prerequisite(s): GAT 125  , GAT 155  , GAT 263   and GAT 162  

    Corequisite(s): GAT 235L  

  
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    GAT-235L - Lab: Creative Concept Development for Advertising

    1 credits
    This is the laboratory component of GAT 235 

    Corequisite(s): GAT 235  

  
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    GAT-236 CCO

    GAT-236 - Packaging Design Concepts

    2 credits
    In this course, students will learn the aspects of the packaging industry and the array of materials and processes used in the design and production of packaging for consumer goods. Lectures will include the fundamentals of package construction, graphic design and production and the package’s relationship to the product itself. Laboratory projects will incorporate design concepts, layout execution, and preparation of production art for boxes, bottles, clamshell packages, labels, and specialty packages. Students will learn design and production techniques for shipper-displays and point of sale displays.

    Prerequisite(s): GAT 125  , GAT 155  , GAT 263   and GAT 162  

    Corequisite(s): GAT 236L  

  
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    GAT-236L - Lab: Packaging Design Concepts

    1 credits
    This is the laboratory component of GAT 236 

    Corequisite(s): GAT 236  

  
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    GAT-237 CCO

    GAT-237 - Internet Advertising Design

    2 credits
    In this course, the student will learn the principle elements of internet advertising including digital display ads, database marketing, targeted emailing and social media networking. Students will learn the principles of Search Engine Marketing and Search Engine Optimization and the practical application of each. The course will enable students to understand how to analyze online advertising campaigns using industry standard metrics to calculate the cost of the campaign and the generation of ad leads. Laboratory assignments will provide the opportunity to develop online advertising campaigns and design and produce internet advertising elements including masthead ads, skyscraper ads, roll-down advertisements, and in-content ads using graphic arts software such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Dreamweaver.

    Prerequisite(s): MKT 101  , GAT 263  , GAT 162  and GAT 125  .

    Corequisite(s): GAT 237L  

  
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    GAT-237L - Lab: Internet Advertising Design

    1 credits
    This is the laboratory component of GAT 237  .

    Corequisite(s): GAT 237  

  
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    GAT-238 CCO

    GAT-238 - Integrated Advertising Campaign Development

    2 credits
    In this course, students will learn the origins of contemporary advertising and the relationship of marketing strategies and tactics. Students will become familiarized with the various stages involved in the execution of an integrated advertising campaign as well as key marketing principles such as segmentation, targeting, and positioning, that determine the creative direction and elements used in the design and production of advertisements. Laboratory assignments will encompass all aspects for planning, developing, and executing all advertisement elements required to produce an integrated promotional campaign. The student will be required to create and produce advertisements for use across multiple-media platforms using graphic arts software such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and, Adobe Dreamweaver.

    Prerequisite(s): GAT 125  ,  GAT 135  , GAT 263  , GAT 162   and DMP 102  

    Corequisite(s): GAT 238L  

  
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    GAT-238L - Lab:Integrated Advertising Campaign Development

    1 credits
    This is the laboratory component of GAT 238  .

    Corequisite(s): GAT 238  

  
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    GAT-245 CCO

    GAT-245 - Digital Portfolio Workshop

    2 credits
    This is a portfolio workshop in which students utilize the advanced technical skills that they acuired in previous Graphic Arts Technology courses. Students will be introduced to various graphic arts and multimedia software programs. The course will emphasize the development of subject matter, design techniques, and execution of audio-visual elements. Along with a resume detailing their technical and creative skills, students will be required to produce several complexand involved projects. The primary focus of the course will be to develop a digital multimedia porfolio,which demonstrates the student’s proficiency in various software applications. This portfolio can be used for future academic or professional employment presentations. This course & lab are web-assisted.

    Prerequisite(s):  GAT-162 , GAT 125 , GAT 225 , GAT 150  and GAT 155 

    Corequisite(s): GAT 245L  

    Course previously known as: GRPH-445
  
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    GAT-245L - Lab: Digital Portfolio Workshop

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT 245  .

    Corequisite(s): GAT 245  

  
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    GAT-250 CCO

    GAT-250 - Photographic Illustration

    2 credits
    An advanced photography course allowing students to express themselves through photography and to create their own personal point of view. The student will develop strong artistic and advanced digital imaging compositing skills. Fine art photography, still life photography, fashion photography, and photojournalism will be emphasized. Students will produce a series of fine art photography projects, including some that will be self-directed. Additionally, students are encouraged to study and create innovative photographic techniques. Critiques are held to provide the student feedback regarding his/her work.

    Prerequisite(s): GAT-152  or permission of instructor

    Corequisite(s): GAT-250L  

    Course previously known as: GRPH-283
  
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    GAT-250L - Lab: Photographic Illustration

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT-250  .

    Corequisite(s): GAT-250  

  
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    GAT-251 CCO

    GAT-251 - Advertising Photography

    2 credits
    An advanced photography course requiring students to produce images that command the viewer’s attention. The student will develop strong artistic and technical visual problem-solving abilities, primarily in a studio environment, but several carefully-controlled on-location projects are assigned. Product photography, fashion photography, food photography, and editorial photography will be emphasized. In addition, photography students work closely with STCC’s Cosmetology program, photographing professionally-styled models. Additional course emphasis will be on client communication, professional business practices, and publication design. The student will produce an advertising piece using his/her own photographic and graphic design skills. Critiques are held to provide the student feedback regarding his/her work.

    Prerequisite(s): GAT-152  or by permission of the instructor.

    Corequisite(s): GAT-251L  

    Course previously known as: GRPH-281
  
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    GAT-251L - Lab: Advertising Photography

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT-251  .

    Corequisite(s): GAT-251  

  
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    GAT-252 CCO

    GAT-252 - Location Photography

    2 credits
    An advanced photography course concentrating entirely on location photography. The student will learn how to utilize existing light, reflectors, and scrims to produce professional quality commercial and fine art photographic images. The student will become skilled using speedlights, both on and off the camera, and the many modifiers that are available for small flash photography. In addition, the student will use portable, professional on-location flash lighting, applying their in-studio lighting experience for on-location shoots. The student will learn how to make proper lens choices based on the location’s constraints. Students will produce a series of projects, including some that will be self-directed. Critiques are held to provide the student feedback regarding her/his work.

    Prerequisite(s): GAT-152  and GAT 152L  ; Or by permission of the instructor.

    Corequisite(s): GAT-252L  .

  
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    GAT-252L CCO

    GAT-252L - Lab: Location Photography

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT-252  .

    Corequisite(s): GAT-252  .

  
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    GAT-260 CCO

    GAT-260 - Digital Press Production

    2 credits
    This course will familiarize the student with the theory and operation of the Canon Digital press. The technical components of these presses will be detailed detailed emphasizing the advantes and limitations of the process, enabling the student to maximize his/her design capabilities. Printinting substrates will be presented in detail along with color matching systems. Laboratory exercises will familiarize the student with operation of digital press.

    Prerequisite(s): GAT-131 ;

    Corequisite(s): GAT 260L  

    Course previously known as: GRPH-361
  
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    GAT-260L - Lab: Digital Press Production

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT 260  .

  
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    GAT-261 CCO

    GAT-261 - Digital Publishing

    2 credits
    This lecture and laboratory course covers the computer preparation of graphic elements for publication. In the lecture part of the course the topics of publication planning and organization, imaging requirements, color, and applications software will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on how the finished job will look. The laboratory part of the course will be made up of a series of progressively more complex exercises designed to develop the student’s skills on page layout software.  Each student will design and produce a series of projects for this course.

    Prerequisite(s): GAT-125 ;

    Corequisite(s): GAT 261L  

    Course previously known as: GRPH-461
  
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    GAT-261L - Lab: Digital Publishing

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT 261  .

    Corequisite(s): GAT 261  

  
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    GAT-262 CCO

    GAT-262 - Advanced Digital Imaging Techniques

    2 credits
    An advanced digital imaging course focusing on digital imaging theory, the relationship of conventional film-based photographic techniques applied to the digital world, and digital image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom programs. This course will teach students how to professionally modify their digital images to address specific imaging problems, including distortion and perspective correction and control, Raw image processing, advanced defringing and retouching techniques, and advanced image compositing and stitching techniques. In addition, advanced image capture techniques shall be addressed through the theory and the digital application of Ansel Adams’ Zone System. Students will be Liven a series of projects that will allow them to incorporate the learned techniques into their work.

    Prerequisite(s): GAT-162  or permission of instructor

    Corequisite(s): GAT-262L  

    Course previously known as: GRPH-282
  
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    GAT-262L - Lab: Advanced Digital Imaging Techniques

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT-262  .

    Corequisite(s): GAT-262  

  
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    GAT-263 CCO

    GAT-263 - Digital Illustration Techniques

    2 credits
    This lecture and laboratory course covers the rendering of images for illustration. Students will learn the techniques of drawing with a computer. In the lecture part of the course the topics discussed will include visual composition, form, space, perspective, color and a bit of modern art history, as well as Postscript and EPS format. The laboratory portion of the course will focus on exercises and projects using the Adobe Illustrator vector-based drawing program and the Adobe Acrobat PDF program.

    Prerequisite(s): GAT-145 ;

    Corequisite(s): GAT 263L  

    Course previously known as: GRPH-463
  
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    GAT-263L - Lab: Digital Illustration Techniques

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of GAT 263  .

  
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    GAT-280 - Graphic Arts Internship 1

    3-9 credits
    This Cooperative Education course allows students to receive academic credit for off-campus educational work experience related directly to their major field of study.  Students who have completed 15 or more credits and who have achieved a 2.5 cum. QPA or higher are eligible to participate in Cooperative Education experiences. Approval for participation must be obtained from the applicable faculty coordinator and the Director of Cooperative Education.

  
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    GAT-281 - Graphic Arts Co-Op 1

    3-9 credits
    This Cooperative Education course allows students to receive academic credit for off-campus educational work experience related directly to their major field of study.  Students who have completed 15 or more credits and who have achieved a 2.5 cum. QPA or higher are eligible to participate in Cooperative Education experiences. Approval for participation must be obtained from the applicable faculty coordinator and the Director of Cooperative Education.

  
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    GAT-282 - Graphic Arts Co-Op 2

    3-9 credits
    This Cooperative Education course allows students to receive academic credit for off-campus educational work experience related directly to their major field of study.  Students who have completed 15 or more credits and who have achieved a 2.5 cum. QPA or higher are eligible to participate in Cooperative Education experiences. Approval for participation must be obtained from the applicable faculty coordinator and the Director of Cooperative Education.

  
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    GAT-283 - Graphic Arts Co-Op 3

    3-9 credits
    This Cooperative Education course allows students to receive academic credit for off-campus educational work experience related directly to their major field of study.  Students who have completed 15 or more credits and who have achieved a 2.5 cum. QPA or higher are eligible to participate in Cooperative Education experiences. Approval for participation must be obtained from the applicable faculty coordinator and the Director of Cooperative Education.

  
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    GAT-284 - Graphic Arts Co-Op 4

    3-9 credits
    This Cooperative Education course allows students to receive academic credit for off-campus educational work experience related directly to their major field of study.  Students who have completed 15 or more credits and who have achieved a 2.5 cum. QPA or higher are eligible to participate in Cooperative Education experiences. Approval for participation must be obtained from the applicable faculty coordinator and the Director of Cooperative Education.

  
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    GAT-285 - Graphic Arts Internship 2

    3-9 credits
    This Cooperative Education course allows students to receive academic credit for off-campus educational work experience related directly to their major field of study.  Students who have completed 15 or more credits and who have achieved a 2.5 cum. QPA or higher are eligible to participate in Cooperative Education experiences. Approval for participation must be obtained from the applicable faculty coordinator and the Director of Cooperative Education.

  
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    GAT-286 - Graphic Arts Internship 3

    3-9 credits
    This Cooperative Education course allows students to receive academic credit for off-campus educational work experience related directly to their major field of study.  Students who have completed 15 or more credits and who have achieved a 2.5 cum. QPA or higher are eligible to participate in Cooperative Education experiences. Approval for participation must be obtained from the applicable faculty coordinator and the Director of Cooperative Education.


Health and Fitness

  
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    ATH-101 - Rape Aggression Defense for Women

    2 credits
    The RAD course is specifically designed to empower women to take charge of their own survival. This course is a combination of discussion, instruction and physical activity to educate women in prevention and awareness strategies and self-defense techniques to avoid rape and physical assault. The women will learn the proper use of pepper mace and take part in an optional simulated live attack. RAD is taught in a safe, secure environment with sensitivity to the needs, values, and well-being of women.

    Course previously known as: ATHL-101
  
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    ATH-103 CCO

    ATH-103 - RAD Domestic Violence Options

    1 credits
    The RAD course is specifically designed to empower women to take charge of their own survival. This course will concentrate on domestic situations and combines discussion, instruction, and physical activity to educate women in prevention strategies and self-defense techniques to avoid rape and physical assault. The participants will take part in an optional simulated live attack. RAD is taught in a safe, secure environment with sensitivity to the needs, values and well-being of women.

    Course previously known as: ATHL-103
  
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    ATH-104 CCO

    ATH-104 - RAD-Aerosol & Keychain Options

    1 credits
    The RAD course is specifically designed to empower women to take charge of their own survival by utilizing aerosol and keychains as defense techniques. A combination of discussion, instruction, and hands on activities will be used to educate women in prevention and awareness strategies and self-defense techniques to avoid rape and physical assault. This course concentrates on the utilization of aerosol options, such as pepper mace and keychains as tools to avoid attack. Women will learn the proper use of pepper mace and take part in an optional simulated live attack. RAD is taught in a safe, secure environment with sensitivity to the needs, values and well-being of women.

    Course previously known as: ATHL-104
  
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    ATH-110-CCO

    ATH-110 - Yoga for Health

    1 credits
    This course will provide an introduction to Yoga and meditation techniques for beginners. Students will be introduced to the history and philosophy of yoga, elementary yoga asanas, breathing techniques, meditation, creative visualization as a tool for stress reduction, and develop a 45 minute beginner yoga routine.

    Course previously known as: ATHL-150
  
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    ATH-111 CCO

    ATH-111 - Yoga for Health 2

    1 credits
    A continuation of ATH-110 . This course will provide an introduction to Yoga and meditation techniques for beginners. Students will be introduced to the history and philosophy of yoga, elementary yoga asanas, breathing techniques, meditation, creative visualization as a tool for stress reduction, and develop a 45 minute beginner yoga routine.

    Prerequisite(s): ATH-110  

    Course previously known as: ATHL-151

History

  
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    EL-HIS/PSC - History/Political Science Elective

    3 credits
    Any History or Political Science course that can be used to fulfill a program’s History or Political Science elective requirement. Please see your advisor for the proper course. (This is a fictitious course number.)

  
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    HIS-100 CCO

    HIS-100 - Survey of Early Western Civilization

    3 credits
    Origin and development of western civilization from the Stone Age through the classical civilization of the ancient world. The contributions of each major historical group through the emergence of modern Europe will be explored with emphasis on the social, economic and political trends of each period.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

    Course previously known as: HIST-100
  
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    HIS-101 CCO

    HIS-101 - Survey of Modern Western Civilization

    3 credits
    Modern Western Civilization from the end of the Middle Ages to the present. Begins with 14th Century Europe and discusses the beginnings of modern science; the Enlightenment and the political revolutions in England, America and
    France; the industrial and intellectual revolutions of the Nineteenth Century; the World Wars of the Twentieth Century and developments which follow in the post-war period.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

    Course previously known as: HIST-200
  
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    HIS-103 CCO

    HIS-103 - History of Civilization to 1650

    3 credits
    This course follows the development of China, Japan, India, Africa, Eastern Europe, and South America from the Stone Age to 1650. It will examine scientific, economic, social, and cultural trends, with particular emphasis on the influence of religion and philosophy that is not based on the Judeao-Christian ethic.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

    Course previously known as: HIST-300
  
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    HIS-110 CCO

    HIS-110 - Survey of U.S. History and Government

    3 credits
    History of the United States from the Colonial period to the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction. A topical approach is followed within a chronological framework centering on the colonial origins of American society, its separation from England, the subsequent process of nation building, framing of the Constitution, formation and structure of the United States government, and the development of the Civil War during the Ante-Bellum period.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

    Course previously known as: HIST-110
  
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    HIS-111 CCO

    HIS-111 - Survey of Modern U.S. History

    3 credits
    History of the United States from the end of the Reconstruction period to the present. Consideration will be given to the impact of the Industrial Revolution on Late Nineteenth Century America and the influence of war and reform on the nation during the Twentieth Century. A social cultural and new political approach will be utilized.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

    Course previously known as: HIST-210
  
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    HIS-113 CCO

    HIS-113 - American Pluralism: The CT River Valley As Classroom

    3 credits
    Through a comparative and multidisciplinary approach, this course will examine the idea of cultural diversity in the United States by focusing on immigration and ethnic groups in the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts. By studying the experiences of ethnic communities in the Valley – their arrivals, their interactions with other groups and their responses to social, economic and political changes in the U.S. – we will try to come to terms with the concepts of multiculturalism, diversity, tolerance and identity. We have all heard that the U.S. is “a nation of immigrants”, a “melting pot” or a “tossed salad,” but what do these terms tell us about the social economic and political characteristics of the United States? How do the history of immigration and relations between ethnic groups in the Connecticut River Valley illustrate cultural change and the evolution of “American” national identity?

    Prerequisite(s): ENG-101  ( minimum grade C- ).

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

    Course previously known as: HIST-160
  
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    HIS-115 CCO

    HIS-115 - Intro to African-American History: Colonial-1865

    3 credits
    The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to the history of the African-American in the United States. Beginning with an exploration of the African heritage, the course will explore the social, economic and political role of Afro- Americans from the colonial period through 1865. The course will also examine the development of black culture in the United States, the diversity of this culture, and its contribution to American culture in general.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

    Course previously known as: HIST-322
  
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    HIS-116 CCO

    HIS-116 - Intro to African-American History: 1865-Present

    3 credits
    The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the history of the Afro-American in the United States. Beginning with an exploration of the African heritage, the course will explore the social, economic, and political role of Afro- Americans from 1865 through the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. The course will also examine the development of black culture in the United States, the diversity of this culture, and its contribution to American culture in general.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

    Course previously known as: HIST-323
  
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    HIS-121 CCO

    HIS-121 - History of Witchcraft and Superstition

    3 credits
    This course covers the history and variety of human beliefs that stem from: witchcraft (ancient, modern and non-western), werewolves, vampires, golems, Dr. Frankenstein, ghosts, demons, UFOs the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot zombies. Other related topics of interest to the class will also be studied. The meaning and history of supernatural and superstition will be investigated.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

    Course previously known as: HIST-142
  
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    HIS-125 CCO

    HIS-125 - The Holocaust

    3 credits
    The Holocaust will focus upon the Perpetrators, Beneficiaries, Bystanders, and the Victims of the Nazi genocidal effort against Europe’s Jewish population and others that Hitler regarded as a threat to his biocratic vision. The unique role of Adolf Hitler and the assorted professors and professionals who made such mass murder possible will be explored in detail. In addition, the increasing understanding of the tremendous support Hitler enjoyed among women in particular, and the German population in general, will be thoroughly examined and considered. Special attention will be devoted to the reaction of the United States, Great Britain and other European countries to the growing evidence of the widespread nature of Hitler’s Final Solution as World War II raged on. Students will be asked to evaluate whether or not they believe widespread collaboration with the Nazis took place. Moreover, students will be asked to compare this tragic event with other genocidal events and mentalities. Lastly, students will be made aware of the heroic efforts of Raphael Lemkin in defining, preventing, and punishing acts of genocide.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

    Course previously known as: HIST-170
  
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    HIS-130 CCO

    HIS-130 - Women in History

    3 credits
    This course will trace the history of women in America. It will focus on their economic, political and social roles as America moved from being an agrarian society to an industrial one. The course will also examine the historical role of women after World War I and the influence of the civil rights movement on the late 20th century women’s movement. Primary sources will be used in this course.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

    Course previously known as: HIST-425
  
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    HIS-154 CCO

    HIS-154 - Social Change in the 1960s

    3 credits
    Few periods in the United States history experienced as much change and turmoil as the “Long Sixties” (1954-1975), when powerful social movements overhauled American gender norms, restructured the Democratic and Republican parties, and abolished the South’s racist “Jim Crow” regime. This course examines the movements that defined this era. We will explore the civil rights and Black Power movements; the student New Left and the antiwar movement; the woman’s and gay liberation movements; struggles for Asian American, Chicano/a, Native American, and Puerto Rican freedom; as well as the rise of conservatism. The course will feature classroom discussion on assigned readings, lectures, films, and a group research project based on interpretation of documents housed in Du Bois Library Special Collections. Throughout the semester, we will assess Sixties social movements’ ideals, strategies, and achievements, and their ongoing influence upon U.S. politics, society, and culture.

  
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    HIS-270 - Honors Independent Study

    3 credits
    Projects for advanced individual study by special arrangement with the instructor and approval of the Department and School Chairpersons. Students are expected to demonstrate willingness and ability to work on their own with minimal assistance

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.


Health Information Technology

  
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    HIT-126 CCO

    HIT-126 - Strategic Health Information Technology

    3 credits
    This course will build on the introductory HIM course and cover the strategic elements of the health information management field and career. Topics will include healthcare data, ethical and legal issues in health information, electronic health record systems, information systems and project management, healthcare data management and statistics, performance and quality management and performance improvement. A grade of C or better is required.

    Prerequisite(s): HIT-125 , minimum grade of C.

    Course previously known as: HIIT-240
  
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    HIT-145 CCO

    HIT-145 - Healthcare Informatics

    3 credits
    This course will apply information system policies and procedures required by national health initiatives, and current laws and licensure related to health information initiatives. The application of policies and procedures of network usage, electronic health records (EHR), personal health records (PHR), public health and other administrative components are addressed. The relationship of HIPAA to IT will also be covered in this course. This course provides knowledge of how the evolution of computers has impacted the health care field with focus on electronic processing methods in the Health Information Management department.


    Prerequisite(s):   

    Course previously known as: HIIT-142
  
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    HIT-255 CCO

    HIT-255 - Law & Ethics in Healthcare

    3 credits
    This course analyzes the legal and ethical concepts in health information management. This course focuses on the study of legal and ethical principles applicable to health information, patient care and health records. Topics include: the study of law in general and the working of the American legal system, courts and legal procedures, principles of liability, ethical standards and decision making and challenges from an ethical perspective, patient record requirements, access to health information, confidentiality and informed consent, the judicial process of health information, specialized patient records, risk management and quality assurance, HIV information, and the electronic health record. Restricted to HIIM.AS students. Minimum grade of C is required to pass course.

    Course previously known as: HIIT-244
  
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    HIT-266 CCO

    HIT-266 - Field Study Internship MCBS

    3 credits
    This internship will give the student work experience in the Health Information Technologies program. The student may gain experience as a medical coder, medical biller or a patient account
    representative.

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 265 . Completion of all HIT courses with a C or better.

    Course previously known as: MEDC-301
  
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    HIT-267 CCO

    HIT-267 - Professional Practice Experience

    3 credits


    This course will allow students to perform beginner and advanced functions of a health information management (HIM) department. Students will work in an actual work environment in a traditional setting. Activities will include application of all HIT coursework. The student will also learn professional skills to prepare them for employment in the HIM career field. The Professional Practice Experience is a competency based learning experience in acute, ambulatory or long-term care facilities. Students demonstrate knowledge and skills in record content, abstracting, electronic medical record, filing, analyzing, legal aspects of records, coding and other functions. 150 onsite hours are required.

     

     

    Corequisite(s):

     ,  , HIT-125  and HIT-145  with a minimum grade of C.

    Course previously known as: HIIT-143

  
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    HIT-269 CCO

    HIT-269 - RHIT Exam Prep Course

    1 credits
    This course will prepare the student to write to AHIMA national RHIT examination by strengthening key competencies learned in HIT courses. The course will cover many sample exam questions as well as practice exams.

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 145 , HIT 126 HIT 255 HIT 130  and HIT 260 . Completion of all HIT courses with a “C” or better.

    Course previously known as: HIIT-245
  
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    HIT-277 CCO

    HIT-277 - Directed Clinical Practice 2

    3 credits
    This course will allow students to perform advanced functions of a health information management (HIM) department. Students will work in an actual work environment in a traditional setting. Activities will include application of all HIT coursework. The student will also learn professional skills to prepare them for employment in the HIM career field. Directed Clinical Practice 2 is a competency based learning experience in acute, ambulatory or long-term care facilities. Students demonstrate knowledge and skills in legal aspects of health information processing, coding and classification systems, Tumor Registry, integration and use of computer technology in the Health Information Department, and application of principles of management and supervision. 

    Prerequisite(s):    or HIT 122  ,  ,  , minimum grade of C.

    Course previously known as: HIIT-243

Honors Colloquium

  
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    HNR-200 - Philosophy of Science Colloquium

    3 credits
    The science colloquium will focus on historical trends in science, great thinkers in the world of science, and science and technology in the modern age. Supplementary sources such as the Ascent of Man, Connections, Carl Sagan and Nova may be used. An integral component of this colloquium will be logic, critical thinking, analytical thinking and data collection and analysis. Students will be encouraged to become involved in their own original research projects.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.

    Course previously known as: HONR-502
  
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    HNR-201 - History of Information Colloquium

    3 credits
    Honors students will explore the history of information, from the appearance of the first written record over 5,000 years ago to the digital world of today. The organization of information, and the investigation of the range of library holdings and digital resources, will be addressed and will naturally lead to an examination of the research process (which was the focus of the previous version of the course). Students will be introduced to print, non-print, and electronic sources as well as best practices in research investigation ? that is, how to locate and evaluate the best information on selected topics. Required course activities will include guest lectures, library visits, and team and individual projects (including a treasure hunt, oral presentations, and written assignments). Curiosity, persistence, and a sense of humor are prerequisites. Three lecture hours. Offered in the Spring Semester.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.

    Course previously known as: HONR-503
  
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    HNR-205 - Humanities Colloquium: The Comic Spirit

    3 credits
    The Comic Spirit: Perspectives on Humor and Laughter, an Honors Program seminar, offers students a broad-based inquiry into the related concepts of comedy, humor and laughter. It approaches these subjects from a mostly literary (and mostly Western) perspective with close study of comic drama and fiction, but the course will also consider film and television, cartoons, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and the physiology of laughter. The goal of the course is to help students reach fuller and more complete answers to the questions: What is humor? What makes people laugh? What makes something funny? Who decides? This course is restricted to students in the Honors Program.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG-102 

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.

    Course previously known as: HONR-508
  
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    HNR-206 CCO

    HNR-206 - Invention to Market

    3 credits
    This honors course provides direct theoretical and practical expertise in invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. It will utilize the E -Team concept to promote, enhance and support innovation through the use of guest speakers, workshops,lectures, field trips, laboratory experiments,professional advice and group dynamics. E -Teams will be comprised of students from a variety of disciplines that include business and technology. Student projects, centered on real-life designs and ideas will be discussed and evaluated by the E-teams. Emphasis is given to the students’creativity and ingenuity culminating in a marketable innovation. Areas of special interest are: safety, adaptive (universal) design, comprehensive application, flexibility and environmental impact. Visits to various area businesses may also be a part of this course.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.

    Course previously known as: HONR-509
  
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    HNR-208 CCO

    HNR-208 - Humanities Colloquium: Seeing Beyond Seeing

    3 credits
    Meaningful art, in any medium, can be a life-altering experience, but developing an open mind as to what constitutes art requires practice. This course will challenge the preconceived ideas of art that we form from childhood to adulthood by pushing students to expand their own views of art, and reexamining the critical question of what art is. Through numerous field trips to local and regional museums and galleries, students will explore and investigate how they see and experience art. We will probe the social, cultural, economic, and political meanings found in art and photography, and carefully consider the important role of the contemporary artist and photographer and how they help form our pervasive visual culture today. Students will be expected to engage in philosophical and theoretical discussions during weekly colloquia. Assignments will include short readings and written response papers, a midterm paper, and final research project with a public presentation component. No previous art experience is necessary.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.

  
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    HNR-209 CCO

    HNR-209 - The Science of Sex & Sexuality

    3 credits
    Human sexuality has been taboo for many years in virtually all cultures. This course aims to peek under the sheets in the most intimate of settings. Through the use of anatomy, physiology, endocrinology, neuroscience, psychology, and sociology, we will delve into the difference between genetic XX and XY, the observable male vs. female, and the mental masculine vs. feminine. Do sex and gender equate? How does sexuality play into this? Can science explain what it means to be transgendered? This course will take us through the human journey starting with embryonic development of the genitalia, moving to the development of the male/female brain, through secondary sexual development during puberty, into development of sperm and egg, the mechanics of intercourse, and end with fertilization of the next generation.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirement.

  
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    HNR-210 CCO

    HNR-210 - Picturing Atrocity: Images of War & Its Aftermath

    3 credits
    Everyone living today has experienced a world with war and photography. This course will investigate how images of war have changed the social and political narrative since the birth of photography in 1839. Students will gain a deep understanding of the visual impact that images of war have had on society through the ages, and will analyze the moral and ethical dilemmas associated with this kind of representation as it has moved from the still photograph to the moving image. We will probe the historical and cultural meanings found in images of atrocity, and the important role curators, scholars, journalists and photographers play in helping form our global worldview. Students will read the work of Susan Sontag, Ariella Azoulay, James Young, Georges Didi-Huberman, Marita Sturken, Tom Junod, among others, and will be expected to engage in philosophical and theoretical discussions during weekly colloquia. Assignments will include written response papers to weekly readings, a midterm paper, and final research project with a public presentation component. Course activities will include guest speakers who are presently working in the field, trips to 9/11 Museum and Memorial in NYC and area photography exhibits, where students will explore and investigate how they see experience representations of tragedy.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirement.

  
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    HNR-211 CCO

    HNR-211 - Project Management

    3 credits
    This Honors course will present an interdisciplinary viewpoint on Project Management methodology. Students will be introduced to the concepts of Project Management including, but not limited to, the four phases of project life cycle, as well as the key components of the project management process. Students will learn about different types of project management methodologies and see how each is applied in practice. Leading change fundamentals, based on Kotter’s change model, will also be discussed. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of matrix management and conflict resolution strategies. Problem solving, decision making, and negotiation techniques will also be covered to hone students’ critical reasoning skills. Students will be able to immediately apply the concepts learned in this course by analyzing case studies, performing hands on simulation exercises, and planning their own projects while following the correct methodology. Ultimately, this course will provide students with comprehensive Project Management principles that can be applied to any field.

  
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    HNR-212 CCO

    HNR-212 - Dystopia: Science, Fear and the Arts

    3 credits


    Science and art just can’t seem to get along! Throughout history, stories of fallen societies due to advances in technology have scared societies from embracing new technologies. Why are the arts so afraid of these breakthroughs? This course aims to answer this question. Through various aspects of art, Dystopia attempts to understand why, as a society, we are so skeptical, so fearful of science. This interdisciplinary course will attempt to explain the historical breakthroughs of science that we so often feared at the same time by the societies that they were meant to help. Selections may include Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and the Eugenics movement of the early 20th century, The Island, as a result of human cloning, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall, as a reaction to increasing automation.

     

    Mass Transfer Block: Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.

  
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    HNR-213 - Creative Art of Structures

    3 credits
    Learn how to interpret and understand the built environment through technical, visual, and social analysis and critique of towers, bridges, tall buildings, and vaulted roof structures. Creative Art of Structures is a historical survey of structural engineering through the lens of design excellence. The world’s most iconic structures will be studied from engineering, architectural, cultural, and social perspectives and structural engineering will be presented as an art form rather than just a technical endeavor. Open to all students - no engineering background is necessary.

    Prerequisite(s):  ENG 101 , MAT 087  (minimum grade C-) or placement at Algebra II on
    the math placement test.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities.


Interdisciplinary Health Studies

  
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    IND-101 CCO

    IND-101 - Health Directions Seminar

    3 credits
    This is a fundamental course which introduces the student to basic health concepts, study skills and basic communication in the field of health. The focus is planned to provide a basis for cognitive career exploration and critical thinking.

    Course previously known as: HCAR-110
  
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    IND-102 CCO

    IND-102 - Introduction to Patient Care Skills

    2 credits
    This course will employ a case based learning methodology through life sized simulation. Students will learn vital signs, sterile techniques, handling of body fluids, body mechanics, Cardio Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, proper chart documentation, research techniques, professionalism, ethics, cultural diversity, communication skills and will explore a variety of job duties as related to health care occupations.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG-101  and MAT-097  or higher level mathematics.

    Corequisite(s): IND 102L  

    Course previously known as: HCAR-130
  
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    IND-102L - Lab: Introduction to Patient Care Skills

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of IND 102  .

  
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    IND-115 CCO

    IND-115 - Health and Wellness

    3 credits
    An introductory health and wellness course that explores the basic components of a healthy lifestyle including healthy behavior, nutrition, exercise, relationships, and environmental awareness.

    Prerequisite(s): DWT 099  and DRG 091  or placement at higher level.

    Course previously known as: HCAR-115
  
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    IND-130 CCO

    IND-130 - Pathological Conditions

    3 credits
    This course presents the tissue changes resulting from trauma, disease, and degenerative processes. The course acquaints the student with the orthopedic, neurological and general medical/surgical conditions encountered in treating patients.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO-231  or BIO-120 ;

    Course previously known as: HCAR-350
  
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    IND-240 CCO

    IND-240 - Complementary Medical Therapy

    2 credits
    A look at the history of the delivery of medicine and the medical paradigm shift from ancient natural healing systems to modern scientific medicine. Students will study the theories of a variety of complementary health modalities including Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, and Ancient Greco-Roman medical systems, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine and Homeopathy.

    Course previously known as: HCAR-430

Interdisciplinary Technology Studies

  
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    SET-100 CCO

    SET-100 - Essentials for Engineering Technologies

    3 credits
    This course prepares the student for Engineering Technologies curriculum with the essential building blocks of computer technology, basic knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for engineering technologies. Fundamentals of computing including hardware, software, Internet, and problem-solving necessary for engineering curricula will be presented in an accessible manner and will include lab applications to reinforce concepts.

    Course previously known as: INTD-100

Italian

  
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    ITL-101 CCO

    ITL-101 - Elementary Italian 1

    3 credits
    This is an introductory course for students with little or no previous background in Italian. Correct pronunciation of Italian sounds, basic listening comprehension and speaking exercises along with basic grammar, vocabulary, reading, reading comprehension and writing of simple sentences and a short paragraph are introduced in this course through lecture and multimedia format. The history, customs, traditions and culture of Italy will also be explored.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement at ENG-101  or its equivalent or permission of the instructor.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.

    Course previously known as: ITAL-127
  
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    ITL-102 CCO

    ITL-102 - Elementary Italian 2

    3 credits
    This is a continuation of Elementary Italian 1. Grammar, reading, writing a short essay in Italian and continued development of listening and speaking skills are emphasized. Italian culture is further explored and use of electronic messaging with native Italian speakers is an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisite(s): ITL-101  (grade of C or higher), one year of high school Italian, placement at ITL-102, or permission of instructor.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.

    Course previously known as: ITAL-227

Landscape Design and Management Technology

  
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    LAN-100 CCO

    LAN-100 - Principles of Horticulture

    2 credits
    A basic course in general horticulture, introducing the student to the fundamentals of plant growth factors including soils, insects and diseases, and plant production techniques. The lectures cover the theoretical aspects of horticulture and the laboratories are used for hands-on work with plant in the greenhouse as well as field trips to horticultural businesses that employ graduates. Two one-hour lectures, one three-hour lab.

    Corequisite(s): LAN 100L  

    Course previously known as: LAND-120
  
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    LAN-100L - Lab: Principles of Horticulture

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of LAN 100  .

  
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    LAN-110 CCO

    LAN-110 - Trees in Landscape

    3 credits
    A course dealing in tree identification and use, as related to landscape work. Important types, both native and introduced, are discussed. Limited to trees generally hardy in the New England area. Representative types are discussed during laboratory sessions. Lectures deal with general topics concerning tree use. Field trips, both on and off campus are used to view the trees discussed. Three one-hour lectures, and one three-hour lab.

    Corequisite(s): LAN 110L  

    Course previously known as: LAND-111
  
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    LAN-110L - Lab: Trees in Landscape

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of LAN 110  .

 

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