Computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems relating to the business environment. The main focus of this course is on business applications of software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business-oriented utilization of the Internet.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
Concepts of leadership and its relationship to management. Prepares the student with leadership and communication skills needed to motivate and identify.
Three hours of class each week. Introduction to the role of business in modern society. Includes overview of business operations, analysis of the specialized fields within the business organization, and development of a business vocabulary.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
This is a freshman course in the development of the mass media in America with emphasis on newspapers, magazines, radio and television; brief study of the historical development of the mass media; social, economic and cultural responsibilities of the mass media.
Three hours of class each week. This course is an introduction to the study of general economic principles. Such topics as economic systems, demand and supply, business organizations, gross national product, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, monetary policy, interest rates, and business cycles are discussed. Macroeconomics and current economic topics are emphasized.
This course is a study of microeconomics including using demand and supply, the laws of production and cost, the economics of the firm, international economics, domestic economic problems of business and government, monopolies, labor unions, social welfare, agriculture, and urban crises.
This course is designed to improve academic writing skills. Students will read and write expository prose with an emphasis on the writing process and mastery of good writing skills. Course assignments may incorporate summary, analysis, and criticism of texts; exercises in effective argument and analysis; and the study and application of rhetorical approaches. Students will write essays throughout the semester and may also keep a journal or participate in group writing projects.
In this course students refine the writing, research, and reading skills introduced in ENGL 1301. A related goal is the development of critical thinking skills. Writing assignments emphasize argumentation and persuasion. Students will study research methods and write a formal research paper.
A study of the major figures and movements of British literature from the beginnings to the 18th century. Literature as a reflection of the people and attitudes of different periods will be an important part of the course.
This is a survey of the United States constitutional systems: executive, judicial, and legislative. Emphasis is on foreign and military policies, economic and financial developments, political parties and ideologies, bureaucracies, and the impact of public opinion, pressure groups, and mass media on elections. World affairs are stressed with respect to their impact on the United States.
This is a survey of the Texas constitution and government emphasizing legislative functions, administrative organization, and the judicial system. It is also a study of local government, police powers, regulatory policies and agencies, and the relationship between state and national government. Close attention is given to voting characteristics, economics, ideologies, and political events of state and local importance. This course fulfills legal requirements for teacher certification in Texas.
This is a survey course focusing on the development of American characteristics and institutions. Topics include the forging of a new society from European, African, and Native American cultures; the colonial experience and revolution; the rise of a democratic spirit and way of life; the frontier experience; conflict with Mexico; sectionalism; and Civil War and Reconstruction.
This is a survey course and continuation of HIST 1301 . Topics include the closing of the frontier; industrialization; the challenge to traditional values and institutions in an urban industrial environment; the United States as a world power; World War I; economic depression and the rise of the welfare state; World War II; and post-war America from Korea through Vietnam, from civil rights to the end of the Cold War.
A survey of Western European-American culture from pre-Classical through Renaissance, focusing on representative works of art, literature, music, and philosophy. Exploration of the relationship between individual values and those of various societies, past and present, in their historical context. Participation in selected cultural events in art, music, and theatre. HUMA 1301 and HUMA 1302 need not be taken in sequence, either course meets the Humanities three hour degree requirement.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
A survey of Western European-American culture from the 17th through the 20th centuries, focusing on representative works of art, literature, music, and philosophy. Exploration of the relationship between individual values and those of various societies, past and present, in their historical context. Participation in selected cultural events in art, music, and theatre. HUMA 1301 and 1302 need not be taken in sequence, either courses meets the Humanities three-hour degree requirement.
(NOTE â€“ this course does not qualify as a college level math class)
This intermediate math course develops the properties and operations of the real number system, operations with polynomials and exponents, special products and factor patterns, rational and radical expressions, solutions of linear, rational, radical, and quadratic equations, systems of equations and inequalities, coordinate systems, functions, and graphing. TSI (Texas Success Initiative) completion in mathematics is granted at the end of the course, allowing a student to take a three-hour college level math course like College Algebra or Statistics. Transient and out-of-state students are encouraged to consult with any institution where they intend to transfer credit before taking this course.
Through a series of lectures and direct listening assignments, the student becomes acquainted with the main currents of music from Greek times to the present. Emphasis is placed on enhancing appreciation for music in all of its forms.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class and activity each week
Prerequisite: Physician approval may be necessary
This course is designed to prepare the student for cardiovascular fitness. It includes the meaning and use of selected physiological parameters of fitness, individual testing and consultation, and the introduction to suitable fitness programs.
This course provides for the analysis within a sociological context of the emergence of society and its culture as well as the prevailing social processes. It also focuses on the basic principles of socialization, social class stratification, and the emergence of the primary social institutions within our culture.
A course that emphasizes research, composition, organization, delivery, and analysis of a variety of presentations with different purposes and for various occasions. Students will deliver and evaluate presentations utilizing different delivery methods. Students will study public speaking from both educational and applied vantage points.