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Oral Communication:


  COM 181 - Basic Public Speaking

COM 181 (3) Course ID: 000311
Basic Public Speaking
Gives platform experience in the fundamentals of effective speaking. Prerequisite: Current placement scores for college level reading established by KCTCS, or completion of (DRE 030 or RDG 030 or CMS 185) AND (current placement scores for college level writing established by KCTCS or completion of ENC 091) OR consent of instructor. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

 

Written Communication:


  ENG 101 - Writing I

ENG 101 (3) Course ID: 000467
Writing I
Focuses on academic writing. Provides instruction in drafting and revising essays that express ideas in Standard English, including reading critically, thinking logically, responding to texts, addressing specific audiences, researching and documenting sources. Includes review of grammar, mechanics and usage, Notes: (a) credit not available by special examination; (b) English 101 and 102 may not be taken concurrently; (c) AP credit in the English Language and Composition category for ENG 101 awarded as indicated by AP scoring chart in current KCTCS catalog. Prerequisite: Appropriate writing placement score or ENC 091. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

  ENG 102 - Writing II

ENG 102 (3) Course ID: 000468
Writing II
Emphasizes argumentative writing. Provides further instruction in drafting and systematically revising essays that express ideas in Standard English. Includes continued instruction and practice in reading critically, thinking logically, responding to texts, addressing specific audiences, and researching and documenting credible academic sources. NOTE: Credit is not available by special examination. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours)

 

Mathematics:


  MAT 150 - College Algebra

MAT 150 (3) Course ID: 002376
College Algebra
Includes selected topics in algebra and analytic geometry. Develops manipulative skills and concepts required for further study in mathematics. Includes linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and piecewise functions; systems of equations; and an introduction to analytic geometry. (Students may not receive credit for both MAT150 and any other College Algebra or Precalculus course. Credit not available on the basis of special exam.) Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours). Prerequisites: 1. Math ACT score of 22 or above, 2. Math ACT score of 19-21 with concurrent MAT 100 workshop, 3. Successful completion of Intermediate Algebra, MAT 126, or equivalent, or 4. KCTCS placement exam recommendation.

 

Social Science:


  ANT 101 - Anthropology

ANT 101 (3) Course ID: 004855
Anthropology
Introduces the student to the study of human cultures, past and present. Offers a comprehensive introduction to anthropology, emphasizing the concepts and methods of the major sub-fields i.e., cultural, biological, archaeology, and linguistics. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

  ECO 101 - Contemporary Economic Issues

ECO 101 (3) Course ID: 000445
Contemporary Economic Issues
Covers contemporary economic issues such as inflation, poverty and affluence, globalization, and environmental pollution. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

  ECO 201 - Principles of Microeconomics

ECO 201 (3) Course ID: 000447
Principles of Microeconomics
Covers the allocation of scarce resources from the viewpoint of individual economic units. Topics include supply and demand, elasticity, costs, and markets. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

  ECO 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 202 (3) Course ID: 000449
Principles of Macroeconomics
Covers how society’s needs are satisfied with the limited resources available. Includes issues such as inflation, unemployment, economic growth, globalization, and fiscal and monetary policy. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

  POL 101 - American Government

POL 101 (3) Course ID: 000912
American Government
Examines national government and the political process in the United States, with emphasis on the Constitution, the President, Congress, and the judicial system. Focuses on the nature of American democracy, political challenges, and opportunities. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

  PSY 110 - General Psychology

PSY 110 (3) Course ID: 000563
General Psychology
Introduces the history, methods and content of modern psychology. Covers the history and systems of psychology, psychological research, physiological psychology, psychological processes, developmental psychology, personality, abnormal behavior and social psychology. Prerequisite: ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET scores for college level reading OR completion of Transitional reading course(s).

  SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology

SOC 101 (3) Course ID: 000920
Introduction to Sociology
Introduces concepts and methods of sociology including investigation of socialization, group processes, social inequality, social institutions, and social change.Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

 

Humanities:


  ART 100 - Introduction to Art

ART 100 (3) Course ID: 000049
Introduction to Art
Provides a basic overview of the study, language, history and cultural relevance of visual art and is designed primarily for non-art majors. Utilizes visually-enhanced lectures and may include optional introductory studio experiences.

  ENG 161 - Introduction to Literature

ENG 161 (3) Course ID: 000470
Introduction to Literature
Introduces students to an analytical rather than historical approach to literature in order to deepen students’ insight into the nature and purpose of literature. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours)

  ENG 271 - The New Testament as Literature

ENG 271 (3) Course ID: 000493
The New Testament as Literature
Surveys the major types of New Testament literature in English translation. Examines historical backgrounds while emphasizing careful analysis of literacy forms and technique. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

  HUM 202 - Survey of Appalachian Studies I

HUM 202 (3) Course ID: 000841
Survey of Appalachian Studies I
Presents an inter-disciplinary introduction to Appalachian history, economy, geography, politics, and culture, primarily through exploration of texts about the region, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Emphasizes geography, Appalachian identity, works, values, and communication. May also include exploration of regional music, traditional arts, drama, photography, film, and, where applicable, community-based explorations of the Appalachian experience. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

  MUS 100 - Introduction to Music

MUS 100 (3) Course ID: 000883
Introduction to Music
Introduces the elements of music as they apply to the listening experience. Emphasizes the development of an awareness and understanding of musical styles from the Middle Ages to the present. Designed for the non-music major with no prior knowledge of music and is not intended to fulfill a program course requirement for music majors.

  PHI 100 - Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality

PHI 100 (3) Course ID: 000894
Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality
Introduces students to philosophical studies with emphasis on issues of knowing, reality, and meaning related to human existence. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

  PHI 140 - The Ethics of War and Peace

PHI 140 (3) Course ID: 005139
The Ethics of War and Peace
Ethical reasoning and application of ethical theories to moral issues connected to war and peace. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

  REL 120 - Introduction to the Old Testament

REL 120 (3) Course ID: 005282
Introduction to the Old Testament
Introduces books of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) using knowledge of literary forms as well as historical and cultural backgrounds to aid in the interpretation of the religious and philosophical meanings of the text. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

  REL 130 - Introduction to Comparative Religion

REL 130 (3) Course ID: 000360
Introduction to Comparative Religion
Introduces students to a comparative analysis of world religions, emphasizing beliefs, rituals, artistic expressions, and cultural and social organization. Includes both Eastern and Western religions. (Same as ANT 130). Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).