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Academic Catalog
   
    Jan 24, 2022  
Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Accounting

B. Brezina, Interim Chair
B. Harrison, Program Coordinator

  
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    ACC-1015 - Fundamentals of Accounting Practice (3)


    The course addresses the role of accounting in society and business, with a special emphasis on fundamental concepts and the basic design of accounting systems. The course will provide an overview of the basic topics in financial and managerial accounting, with emphasis on the principles and procedures for understanding how accounting is used in business operations, as well as how accounting and accounting reports are used by managers, investors and other business stakeholders in their decision making processes. This course is recommended for non-business majors. ACC-1015 does not meet the transfer accounting principles requirement for business majors. Note that students majoring in Accounting, Business, and Business Management programs may NOT receive credit for this course, thus should register for ACC 2010 .



  
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    ACC-1025 - Personal Finance* (3)


    Prerequisite: Take MTH 0940   or MTH 0950  

    Personal Finance is an introductory course designed to give students from all backgrounds and majors a broad, practical overview of personal financial skills.  It prepares students with little or no experience in personal finance to make money management decisions.  Students analyze the interrelationships of budgeting, banking, credit, taxation, investments, insurance, and estate planning as they apply to consumer decision making.



  
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    ACC-1950 - Accounting Internship* (3)


    Prerequisite: ACC 2020  ENG 1010  

    Students combine academic study with on-the-job experience by working on training assignments coordinated by departmental faculty. The major objective of this internship is the application of classroom theory in a work environment.



  
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    ACC-2010 - Principles of Accounting I* (3)


    Prerequisite: MTH 0900T  or MTH 0940   or higher and RDG 0800   or FYS 1010T   

    Basic Accounting principles are applied to the single proprietorship with emphasis on the logic of the accounting cycle. Topics include journals, ledgers, receivables, payables, inventory valuation, deferrals, accruals, internal control, plant assets, and the preparation of financial statements.



  
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    ACC-2015 - Automated Account Systems* (3)


    Prerequisite: ACC 2010  

    Students learn the implementation of general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, depreciation, and spreadsheet systems on the microcomputer. Independent study time in the microcomputer lab is required in addition to class time.



    Course Fee: $30
  
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    ACC-2020 - Principles of Accounting II* (3)


    Prerequisite: ACC 2010  

    Basic accounting principles are applied to the partnership and corporate entities with emphasis on the structure of corporate financial statements. Topics include stockholders’ equity, long-term liabilities, short-term investments, cash flows, financial statement analysis, and basic managerial accounting.



  
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    ACC-2027 - Federal Income Tax Accounting I* (3)


    Prerequisite: ACC 2010  

    Students learn how Federal Income Tax laws and regulations relate to individuals. Topics include gross income, deductions and exclusions, capital gains and losses, withholding, and tax liability.



  
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    ACC-2100 - Intermediate Accounting I* (3)


    Prerequisite: ACC 2020  

    Students examine the development of accounting principles which govern valuation and procedures for statement presentation. Topics include methods of accounting applications, concepts of present value, current assets, inventory valuation, liabilities, income taxes, plant assets, and intangible assets.



  
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    ACC-2110 - Intermediate Accounting II* (3)


    Prerequisite: ACC 2100  

    This continuation of ACC 2100  emphasizes the investigation and analysis of the accounting problems and practices in a corporate entity. Topics include the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flow, pensions, leases, interim reporting, and historical cost/ constant dollar reporting.



  
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    ACC-2340 - Cost Accounting* (3)


    Prerequisite: ACC 2020  

    Students examine how managers reach company objectives using cost analysis. Topics include cost-volume-profit relationships, cost accumulation studies, profit planning, direct and indirect costing, and cost allocation.



  
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    ACC-2681 - Business Finance* (3)


    Prerequisite: ACC 2010  

    Students examine business finance in the American economy. Topics include: forms of business, equity and credit capital, cost of capital, ratio analysis, cash flow, capital budgeting, financial leverage, and time-value-of-money. Students who have received credit for ACC-2680 cannot receive credit for ACC-2681.



  
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    ACC-2910 - Cooperative Education I: Accounting* (3)


    Prerequisite: ACC 2020  ENG 1010  ; and completion of six additional credits earned toward an associate degree or certificate; plus permission of the division chair

    Cooperative Education allows students to combine academic study with on-the-job experience by working on paid training assignments coordinated by Departmental Faculty. The major objective of Cooperative Education is the application of classroom theory in a work environment.



  
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    ACC-2920 - Cooperative Education II: Accounting* (3)


    Prerequisite: ACC 2910  ; plus permission of the division chair

    Students continue the Cooperative Education assignment begun in ACC 2910  or begin a new assignment.




Art

S. Johnson, Chair

Art Lab Fees

Generally, art lab fees cover only the purchase and upkeep of studio equipment, tools, some difficult-to-obtain materials, art model fees, and an emergency supply of art materials. Students will furnish most of the expendable materials like paints, canvases, inks, paper, etching plates, small clay tools, etc. Students can inquire about the cost of each class before registering.

  
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    ART-1010 - History of Western Art I (3)


    Students survey the development of painting, sculpture, and architecture in western cultures from the Paleolithic period of prehistory to late Fourteenth Century Italy. The focus of the study will be an historical chronology looking specifically at the formation and progression of social, cultural, and historical events that shaped the development of human aesthetic and sense of taste in the arts. The class observes how artistic styles over time and, through a cross-cultural analysis, compare the stylistic characteristics of each. Material in the classroom is presented through slides, videos, and lectures.



  
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    ART-1020 - History of Western Art II (3)


    Students survey the development of painting, sculpture, and architecture in western cultures from the Thirteenth Century to the present. The focus of the study will be a historical chronology looking specifically at the formation and progression of social, cultural, and historical events that shaped the development of human aesthetics and sense of taste in the arts. The class will observe how artistic styles over time and through a cross-cultural analysis compare the stylistic characteristics of each. Material in the classroom is presented through slides, videos, lectures, and text.



  
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    ART-1030 - Introduction to Art Appreciation (3)


    Students are introduced to the fundamental elements of art. Sources of study include selective readings, slide lectures and discussion. The class explores the principles of design and the visual characteristics of art in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional format. The class learns to look at objects of art and, through an informed perspective, to appreciate the value such objects hold in society. The most important purpose of this course is for the student to further enhance an interest, appreciation, and understanding of the fundamental elements of style and aesthetic development in the visual arts. There is a great deal of required reading and at least one field trip to an area museum.



  
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    ART-1035 - History of Photography (3)


    This course will explore the history of photography by examining photographers and examples of their work from the earliest concept of the use of mathematics and optics to the independent art form into which the medium has evolved. Careful attention will be paid to the diversity of the medium, i.e. photographs as documents, as products of a particular scientific process, and as communication in the context of word/picture relationships. Examination of photography as a fine art expression and learning the criteria for criticism will provide a forum to explore the debate between the technical and the artistic merit of the medium.



  
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    ART-1045 - History of American Art (3)


    This course is a comprehensive study of the social history and cultural development in American art. Students will survey the evolution of painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from the early colonial period to the present. Students completing this course will be able to distinguish the stylistic traits that characterize American art and the aesthetic goals and influences of the artists who created it. Students will also explore how the various artists reflect the history of their time and students will assess ways in which the art of the past influences our aesthetic tastes today. The curriculum of study will focus on important artistic contributions and how to apply the terminology necessary for a scholarly analysis of the works of art.



  
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    ART-1065 - Art of the Italian Renaissance (3)


    Students will survey three centuries of art of Renaissance Italy. The course explores political and social structures that produced a rich tapestry of the art of the period. Students will study painting, sculpture and architecture. They will learn about artists, patrons and societies affected by an innovative philosophy. There is a required field trip to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.



  
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    ART-1200 - Two Dimensional Design (3)


    Students will  investigate the elements and principles of 2-D achromatic design within organized compositions. Through hands-on application with a variety of media, the materials and processes of design are related to form and function. Design history readings and lectures complement lab work.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1205 - Three Dimensional Design (3)


    Students will investigate the elements and principles of three-dimensional design.  Through hands-on application with a variety of media, the materials and processes of design will be related to sculptural form and function.  Historical design information, readings, critiques, and lectures will complement lab work.



    Course Fee: $75.00
  
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    ART-1210 - Color Theory & Practice (3)


    Students will manipulate elements and principles as explored in Basic Design, adding the complexities of color theory. Color relationships, systems, harmonies, and contrasts are investigated through hands-on application. Color history readings and lectures complement lab work.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1220 - Basic Drawing I (3)


    From life setups, students analyze modeling, anatomy, and perspective using various graphic media. Weekly readings, critiques, a working sketchbook, and a final portfolio review are required.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1225 - Figure Drawing* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1220  

    This studio art course will provide instruction in analyzing and drawing the human figure.  Proportion, anatomy, volume and structure are investigated through various drawing media.  Methodologies from historical movements, as well as contemporary trends, will be explored.  Weekly readings, critiques, a working sketchbook, and a final portfolio review are required.  Students work from a live nude model.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1230 - Intermediate Drawing* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1220  ; and requires the instructor’s review of a portfolio.  Portfolio should be submitted to the division chair prior to registration.

    Building on skills explored in Basic Drawing, students will investigate additional media, techniques, and compositional elements. Special emphasis may be placed on landscapes, portraiture, and life drawing. Weekly readings, critiques, a working sketchbook, and a final portfolio review are required.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1240 - Basic Oil/Acrylic Painting I* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1210  and  ART 1220  

    Students with some background instruction such as basic drawing or basic design are encouraged to develop their own painting techniques. Course topics include the chemical and physical nature of paint, the composition of pictures, visual theories, and studio discipline.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1250 - Intermediate Oil/Acrylic Painting* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1240 ; requires the instructor’s  review of a portfolio.  Portfolio should be submitted to the division chair prior to registration.

    Students increase their awareness of composition as they develop individual painting technique, artistic vision, and studio discipline.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1300 - Graphic Design I* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1200  

    Students are introduced to basic principles of graphic design as applied to print media, including the basic theory and techniques of visual communication using computers. Important applications include Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as page layout software.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1310 - Graphic Design II* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1200    ART 1300  

    Students are introduced to the graphic design skills necessary for online publication, including Web design. Students design their own Web pages, and learn such software as Dreamweaver, Flash, and learn the basics of HTML.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1315 - Digital Illustration* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1200  , ART 1220  , and ART 1300  

    Students will learn how to combine analog drawing techniques with digital illustration software and hardware to create digital illustrations. The class will use two-dimensional design concepts, including color theory, in practical applications. The class will explore how the combination of traditional techniques with new media can achieve more nuanced and complex digital illustrations. Students will use the practice of keeping an analog sketchbook for building concept materials.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1320 - Basic Computer Animation* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1310  

    Students explore the fundamental artistic skills for animation using digital technology. Students employ current hardware and software in computer animation to produce projects as well as prepare and maintain a digital portfolio. Students are required to supply their own storage device for their work.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1325 - Graphic Design III* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1310  

    This course elaborates upon previous courses and presents students with more complex and involved projects that will form the nucleus of a professional portfolio. This class will immerse students in current design practices through the exploration of contemporary design problems working both in collaborative teams and individually. Students will learn to clearly articulate design concepts and critically evaluate work using specific design vocabulary. Students will also design a professional brand identity package for self-promotion.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1330 - Cooperative Education I - Digital Imaging* (3)


    Prerequisite: permission of the division chair

    Students combine academic study with on-the-job experience by working on paid training assignments coordinated by the department faculty. The major objective of cooperative education is the application of classroom theory to a work environment. Students must complete 18 credits in the certificate program.



  
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    ART-1335 - Graphic Design IV* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1325  

    This course is intended as the capstone for Graphic Design studies. Students will work on various projects over the course of the semester that culminating in the production of a professional caliber presentation portfolio. This portfolio should illustrate that the student has developed a clear and unique identity. Students will be expected to participate in rigorous critical dialogue concerning their work and that of their peers as well as receive feedback from visiting professionals from the field.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1340 - Cooperative Education II - Digital Imaging* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1330 ; and permission of the division chair

    Students combine academic study with on-the-job experience by working on paid training assignments coordinated by the department faculty. The major objective of cooperative education is the application of classroom theory to the work environment.



  
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    ART-1500 - Basic Photography (3)


    Students are introduced to the basic principles of photography using a 35mm camera. Concepts/skills will include properly exposing, developing and printing black and white film, the creative use of lighting, composition, and design in a fine arts environment. Projects will involve creating photographic images as an expression of individual artistic vision. Students are required to maintain a portfolio and must own or have access to a 35mm camera. Estimated materials cost $150.00 (film, photo paper, negative sleeves, mount board).



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1505 - Digital Photography I (3)


    Students are introduced to the basic principles of photography using a digital camera. Concepts/skills will include the use of digital cameras, scanners, printers, as well as use of Adobe Photoshop software. Students will explore creative use of lighting, composition, and design in a fine arts environment, and will create photographic images as an expression of individual artistic vision. Students are required to maintain a portfolio and must own or have access to a digital camera. Estimated materials cost $100.00 (photo paper, storage media, mount board).



    Course Fee: $85
  
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    ART-1510 - Intermediate Photography* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1500  

    In this continuation of ART 1500 , students refine black and white techniques and experiment with a variety of films, photographic papers, and developers. Theories of color photography are introduced. Students are required to maintain a
    portfolio and must own or have access to a 35MM SLR camera.  Estimated cost:  $150 (film, negative files, mount board, and photo paper).



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1515 - Digital Photography II* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1505  

    Students expand and develop advanced applications of Photoshop, Illustrator, and other programs in digital photography. They learn advanced color management skills and keep a comprehensive portfolio which reflects their exploration of an individual style.  Student must own or have access to a digital camera.



    Course Fee: $85
  
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    ART-1520 - Advanced Photography* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1510  with a “C” or better

    Students integrate technical skills from Basic and Intermediate Photography to create a resolved and consistent portfolio geared for entrance into the professional job market or for application to an advanced fine arts institution. Students conduct extensive research on particular subjects; practice advanced photographic techniques; learn proper archival presentation and storage techniques. Attendance at various regional photographic exhibitions is required.  You must own or have access to a 35mm camera.  Estimated materials cost: $75.00 (film, negative files, mount board, and photo paper).



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-1525 - Principles of Lighting* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1505  

    Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of lighting for photography. Students will work individually and in teams to learn how to control both natural and studio light. Students will learn how to build various lighting scenarios both in a studio and on location. Students will be introduced to various types of lighting equipment including hot lights, strobe lighting kits and hand held meters.



    Course Fee: $150
  
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    ART-2020 - Integration of the Arts* (3)


    Prerequisite: permission of the division chair

    This course introduces students to the areas of the visual arts, dance, music, and theatre through an exploration of representative works. This experience will enhance self-expression and a better understanding of the human experience. This course meets the integrated arts requirement of the Maryland state approved Associate of Arts in Teaching degree.



    Course Fee: $35
  
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    ART-2200 - Beginning Ceramics (3)


    Students use hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques to craft pottery and sculpture. Creative concepts are further developed through the use of various clay bodies, slips and glazes, and firing methods.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-2210 - Intermediate Ceramics* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 2200  

    Students with a basic understanding of clay, glazes and kiln operation learn and apply advanced techniques of forming methods and decoration.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-2220 - Advanced Ceramics* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 2210  

    Advanced students establish a contract at the beginning of the semester to complete an independent study in ceramics. Building on competencies gained from Beginning Ceramics and Intermediate Ceramics, students develop perceptual and aesthetic concepts while exploring individual expression.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-2230 - Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Ceramics (3)


    Students develop competence throwing cylindrical and open forms and are introduced to making lids, spouts and handles. Trimming, clay and glaze making, as well as oxidation and raku firings are explored.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-2240 - Ceramic Sculpture* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 2200 ; or permission of the division chair

    This course is designed for the student who wishes to utilize ceramic media to create three-dimensional forms. A variety of basic ceramic sculpture techniques will be explored and used to express both representational and nonrepresentational ideas. The research of historic and contemporary trends in ceramic sculpture will be studied to develop background knowledge and enhance technical skill. Sculptures will be fired with appropriate surface finishes to accentuate the aesthetic nature of each piece. Individual attention will be given to each student to encourage them to produce unique works of art that relate to their life experiences. Finally, students will be afforded the opportunity to apply the knowledge of techniques and concepts introduced in this class to an in-depth study of a form-based or a concept-based theme.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-2701 - Studio Arts: Drawing I* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1220  ART 1230  

    Advanced art students establish a contract with the instructor at the beginning of the semester to complete an independent study in Drawing.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-2704 - Studio Arts: Photography I* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1500  and ART 1510  or ART 1505  and ART 1515  ; requires the instructor’s  review of a portfolio.  Portfolio should be submitted to the division chair prior to registration.

    Advanced Art students establish a contract with the instructor at the beginning of the semester to complete an independent study in Photography.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-2705 - Studio Arts: Painting I* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 1240  ART 1250  

    Advanced Art students establish a contract with the instructor at the beginning of the semester to complete an independent study in Painting.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-2801 - Studio Arts: Drawing II* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 2701  

    Advanced Art students establish a contract with the instructor at the beginning of the semester to complete an independent study in Drawing.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-2804 - Studio Arts: Photography II* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 2704 ; and requires the instructor’s review of a portfolio.  Portfolio should be submitted to the division chair prior to registration.

    Advanced Art students establish a contract with the instructor at the beginning of the semester to complete an independent study in Photography.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-2805 - Studio Arts: Painting II* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 2705  

    Advanced Art students establish a contract with the instructor at the beginning of the semester to complete an independent study in Painting.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-2901 - Studio Arts: Drawing III* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 2801  

    Advanced Art students establish a contract with the instructor at the beginning of the semester to complete an independent study in Drawing.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-2904 - Studio Arts: Photography III* (3)


    Prerequisite: ART 2804  ; and the instructor’s review of a portfolio.  Portfolio should be submitted to the division chair prior to registration.

    Advanced Art students establish a contract with the instructor at the beginning of the semester to complete an independent study in Photography.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    ART-2905 - Studio Arts: Painting III* (3)


    Prerequisite:  ART 2805  

    Advanced Art students establish a contract with the instructor at the beginning of the semester to complete an independent study in Painting.



    Course Fee: $75

Astronomy

J. Russ, Interim Chair

  
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    AST-1010 - Introduction to Astronomy* (3)


    Prerequisite: MTH 0950  or MTH 0970   and  RDG 0800  or FYS 1010T  

    Students study the sun, moon, planets, stars and nebulae, galaxies, and evolution of the universe. AST-1010 fulfills the General Studies science requirement.




Biology

J. Russ, Interim Chair

Placement Standard
See Placement Tests Procedures 
 

  
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    BIO-1010 - Botany* (3)


    Prerequisite: RDG 0800   or FYS 1010T  

    The chemistry, cell structure, and anatomy of simple and complex plants are studied. A survey of the plant kingdom includes the origin of life, life cycles, reproduction, genetics, and ecology.  Credit for this course may be earned through Advanced Placement Examination.  For students in the Arts and Sciences: Biological Sciences program, credit may not be earned for both BIO 1010 and BIO 1070.



  
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    BIO-1010L - Botany Lab* (1)


    Co-requisite: BIO 1010  

    Both structured and experimental lab work covers bacteria through flowering plants. Students study the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics, the kinds of algae in different water sources, the kinds of plants from various environments, and plant genetics. A plant collection may be required.  Credit for this course may be earned through Advanced Placement Examination.  For students in the Arts and Sciences: Biological Sciences program, credit may not be earned for both BIO 1010L and BIO 1070L.



    Course Fee: $60
  
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    BIO-1020 - Zoology* (3)


    Prerequisite: RDG 0800   or FYS 1010T  

    In this introductory biology course for nonscience majors, students explore the structure and function of animals at the molecular, cellular and organismal level. In addition, they examine classification and evolution of the animal kingdom.  Credit for this course may be earned through Advanced Placement Examination.  For students in the Arts and Sciences: Biological Sciences program, credit may not be earned for both BIO 1020 and BIO 1060.



  
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    BIO-1020L - Zoology Lab* (1)


    Co-requisite: BIO 1020  

    The scientific method is applied to zoological problems. Processes such as induction, deduction, hypotheses, formation, experimentation and interpretation of data are applied to the study of molecular biology, cell structure and function as well as animal taxonomy and evolution. Credit for this course may be earned through Advanced Placement Examination.  For students in the Arts and Sciences: Biological Sciences program, credit may not be earned for both BIO 1020L and BIO 1060L.



    Course Fee: $60
  
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    BIO-1040 - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology* (3)


    Prerequisite: MTH 0900T  or MTH 0940  or higher and  RDG 0800  or FYS 1010T  ; orHTH 1100  

    Students learn the structure and function of human systems. Topics include basic chemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary digestive, endocrine, and reproductive systems.



  
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    BIO-1040L - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab* (1)


    Co-requisite: BIO 1040  

    Students study the basic anatomy and functioning of human systems including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and urogenital.



    Course Fee: $60
  
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    BIO-1060 - Principles of Biology I* (3)


    Prerequisite: RDG 0800   or FYS 1010T   and MTH 0950  or higher

    In this course for science majors, students study basic chemistry, the molecules of life, cellular structures and function, membrane transport, enzymes, cellular metabolic pathways and photosynthesis. They also study DNA, the genetic code and gene expression. Other topics studied include intercellular communications. The design and functions of an animal system is explored.  Credit for this course may be earned through Advanced Placement Examination.  For students in the Arts and Sciences: Biological Sciences program, credit may not be earned for both BIO 1060 and BIO 1020.



  
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    BIO-1060L - Principles of Biology I Lab* (1)


    Co-requisite: BIO 1060  

    Students perform hypothesis formulation and testing using experiments in chemical identification, diffusion and osmosis, enzymes, cellular respiration and photosynthesis. Also included are exercises in DNA purification and electrophoresis of DNA.  Credit for this course may be earned through Advanced Placement Examination.  For students in the Arts and Sciences: Biological Sciences program, credit may not be earned for both BIO 1060L and BIO 1020L.



    Course Fee: $60
  
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    BIO-1070 - Principles of Biology II* (3)


    Prerequisite: RDG 0800  or FYS 1010T  and MTH 0950  or higher

    In this course for science majors, students study population ecology, classical genetics. Also studied are evidence for evolution, early life on earth, chemical evolution, trends in plant, invertebrate, vertebrate and human evolution and biodiversity.  For students in the Arts and Sciences: Biological Sciences program, credit may not be earned for both BIO 1070 and BIO 1010.



  
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    BIO-1070L - Principles of Biology II Lab* (1)


    Co-requisite: BIO 1070  

    Students carry out exercises in ecology, mitosis, meiosis, population genetics, Hardy/Weinberg Equilibrium, and plant and animal diversity.  Credit for this course may be earned through Advanced Placement Examination.  For students in the Arts and Sciences: Biological Sciences program, credit may not be earned for both BIO 1070L and BIO 1010L.



    Course Fee: $60
  
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    BIO-1080 - Biology and Ecology Of the Chesapeake Bay* (3)


    Prerequisite: RDG 0800  or FYS 1010T  

    Students will develop an understanding of the structure and function of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem by examining the physical, chemical and biological processes which together make up the Chesapeake Bay. The special nature of estuaries will be examined including salinity gradients, tides and water circulation patterns, input from rivers and streams and the ecological relationships of the Bay’s flora and fauna to each other and to the ecosystem at large.  The life cycle of the major groups of organisms will be considered with an emphasis on habitats within the tidal portions of the Bay.  Environmental issues concerning the health of the Bay will be discussed as well as the outlook for current and future utilization of the Chesapeake and its
    biota. Students will be required to engage in experienced based learning in the field.  This is a webhybrid course and will require attendance at off campus sites. The class will meet face to face for four-five hour sessions during the semester.  These sessions will include mandatory visits to the Marine Museum and Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomon’s Island and Morgan State’s Estuarine Research Center in St. Leonard. In addition, two sessions will be devoted to plant and bird identification off campus.



  
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    BIO-1200 - Introduction to Oceanography* (3)


    Prerequisite:  RDG 0800  or FYS 1010T  

    Students examine the origin and history of the ocean basins and physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the ocean from the intertidal zone to the abyss, and from the tropics to the poles. Marine life, resources, and pollution are studied.



  
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    BIO-1650 - Survey of Microbiology* (1)


    Prerequisite: RDG 0800   or FYS 1010T  

    Students study different groups of disease causing microorganisms and how they are transmitted and controlled.



  
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    BIO-2010 - Microbiology* (3)


    Prerequisite: BIO 1040 and BIO 1040L   or BIO 1060 and BIO 1060L   or BIO 2070 and BIO 2070L  ;

     MTH 0950  or higher

    Students study the major groups of microorganisms their structure, metabolism, epidemiology and control of microbial growth. Immunology is strongly emphasized.



  
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    BIO-2010L - Microbiology Lab* (1)


    Co-requisite: BIO 2010  

    Students study representative groups of microorganisms including protozoa, bacteria, and fungi. They also learn culturing, staining, and various biochemical procedures used to identify microorganisms. These procedures are then used to identify unknown bacteria. Students also learn how microbial growth is physically and chemically controlled.



    Course Fee: $75
  
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    BIO-2030 - Marine Biology* (3)


    Prerequisite: RDG 0800   or FYS 1010T  

    Students explore the general features of form and function that adapt organisms to life in the sea.  Major marine ecosystems are discussed and compared.  The interaction of humans with marine life and ecosystems is discussed.  This course is offered in the travel study format, featuring field studies in a tropical marine location such as Belize, Florida, or Jamaica.  Travel study courses have additional costs associated with travel and require permission of the instructor. 



  
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    BIO-2030L - Marine Biology Lab* (1)


    Co-requisite: BIO 2030  

    In this laboratory/field course, students gain problem solving and data analysis skills and study adaptations, identification and classification of selected groups of marine organisms.  This course is offered in the travel study format, featuring field studies in a tropical marine location such as Belize, Florida, or Jamaica. Travel study courses have additional costs associated with travel and require permission of the instructor. 



    Course Fee: $55
  
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    BIO-2040 - Principles of Genetics* (3)


    Prerequisite:  BIO 1060  and BIO 1060L  or biology placement; plus MTH 0950  or higher

    Students study the principles of classical genetics and the molecular basis of inheritance in terms of structure, function and changes in genetic material in viruses, bacteria and higher organisms; transmission and expression of genetic material; extra genetic control of metabolism, recombinant DNA and bioengineering.  Students solve real and simulated problems using principles of inheritance.  This is a web based course, allowing students a maximum of interaction and access to resources.



  
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    BIO-2040L - Principles of Genetics Lab* (1)


    Co-requisite: BIO 2040  

    In this laboratory, students investigate classical Mendelian and modern molecular genetics using computer simulations. In addition, students perform other experiments. Use of computer software for data acquisition and statistical analysis is emphasized. Discussion of experimental results and analysis of the data collected are an integral part of the laboratory. This is a web-hybrid course.



    Course Fee: $60
  
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    BIO-2070 - Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I* (3)


    Prerequisite: RDG 0800   or FYS 1010T  

    Co-requisite: General education math course and concurrent study seminar

    Students study the anatomy and physiology of human body cells, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous (including special senses), endocrine, and reproductive systems. Homeostatic mechanisms are emphasized. Students are required to participate in a concurrent seminar.



  
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    BIO-2070L - Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab* (1)


    Co-requisite: BIO 2070  

    Students dissect preserved specimens, which includes a cat, and study the relation of their anatomy to man’s. Students also perform physiological experiments.



    Course Fee: $70
  
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    BIO-2080 - Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II* (3)


    Prerequisite: BIO 2070  BIO 2070L  

    Students study the anatomy and physiology of the human digestive, circulatory, excretory, and respiratory systems. They study fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance. Homeostatic mechanisms are emphasized.



  
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    BIO-2080L - Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab* (1)


    Co-requisite: BIO 2080  

    Students dissect a cat and study the relation of its anatomy to man’s. Students also perform physiological experiments.



    Course Fee: $70
  
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    BIO-2160 - Principles of Nutrition* (3)


    Prerequisite: ENG 1010  

    Basic principles of human nutrition as applied to the maintenance of health and disease prevention are studied. Topics include nutritional requirements at different developmental stages: digestion, absorption, storage, and metabolism of major nutrients; energy balance and caloric requirements; and hormonal influences on metabolism. Also covered are examples of nutrition-related dysfunctions. This course is intended for students with an interest in health services. Credit for this course may be earned through departmental examination.



  
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    BIO-2800 - Human Pathophysiology* (3)


    Prerequisite: Take BIO 1040   BIO 1040L  ; or  BIO 2070   BIO 2070L  and BIO 2080   BIO 2080L  

    Students learn the physiology of various human diseases and disorders. Topics include diseases and disorders of the immune, nervous, reproductive, hematologic, cardiovascular, lymphatic, pulmonary, urologic, digestive, and musculoskeletal systems. Also discussed are various cancers.



  
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    BIO-2910 - Cooperative Education I: Biology* (3)


    Prerequisite: ENG 1010  ; 8 credits in BIO or CHE;  18 credits from General Studies or Arts and Sciences: Biological Sciences degree; plus permission of the division chair

    Cooperative Education allows students to combine academic study with on-the-job experience by working on paid training assignments coordinated by departmental faculty. The major objective of cooperative education is the application of classroom theory to a work environment. This course is specifically designed for students who are pursuing a degree in General Studies or Arts & Sciences: Biological Sciences.



  
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    BIO-2920 - Cooperative Education II: Biology* (3)


    Prerequisite: BIO 2910  ; plus permission of the division chair

    Students continue the Cooperative Education assignment begun in BIO 2910  or begin a new assignment.



  
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    BIO-2980 - Directed Studies in Biology I* (1.00 - 3.00)


    Prerequisite: permission of the division chair

    Under the supervision of a faculty member, students work independently on topics related to biology which are beyond the scope of other biology courses offered by the college.



  
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    BIO-2990 - Directed Studies in Biology II* (1.00 - 3.00)


    Prerequisite: permission of the division chair

    Under the supervision of a faculty member, students work independently on topics related to biology which are beyond the scope of other biology courses offered by the college.




Business Administration

B. Brezina, Interim Chair
T. Luginbill, Program Coordinator

  
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    BAD-1210 - Principles of Management* (3)


    Prerequisite: ENG 0900  or higher; and  RDG 0800  or FYS 1010T   or higher

    Students examine the functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling business activities as they relate to both the internal and external environment of the organization. Case studies highlight the management process. Students may be required to work in teams.



  
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    BAD-1300 - Business Mathematics* (3)


    Prerequisite: MTH 0900T   or MTH 0940   or higher 

    Students gain a working knowledge of concepts and calculations essential for business decision making. Topics studied include purchasing, pricing, finance, taxes, and data analysis.



  
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    BAD-1335 - Applied Business Communications* (3)


    Prerequisite: ENG 0900 ; and MTH 0900T ;  and  RDG 0800  or FYS 1010T  

    Students review, create and evaluate business communications including spreadsheets, databases, word processing documents, graphics and presentations. Students learn to retrieve, process, classify, sort and evaluate business data; effectively communicate data and information to make business decisions; solve business problems individually and in teams; and recognize ethical implications for business managers when communicating information. Independent study using computers with internet access is required weekly. Students who have completed BAD 1330 cannot receive credit for BAD 1335.  For students who plan to use personal computers, this course may have specific computing requirements.  Please refer to the Quick Link for Computing Requirements on the Business and Technology website.



    Course Fee: $30
  
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    BAD-1520 - Starting and Operating a Small Business (3)


    Students examine the legal, financial, and market planning for a new or existing business; the evaluation of an ongoing business for purchase; franchising; inventory control; and cash flow management. They prepare business plans suitable for submission to financial institutions or prospective investors.



  
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    BAD-1550 - Fundamentals of International Business* (3)


    Prerequisite: ECN 1015  or ECN 2020  or GRY 1050  or POL 2020  or permission of the division chair

    This introductory course focuses on the key variables that affect business in a global economy. It examines the role of currency fluctuations, the effect of government policies in foreign countries, the importance of understanding and working with diverse cultures, and the treaties and organizations that impact business transactions across borders.



  
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    BAD-1680 - Customer Relations (3)


    Students learn techniques in customer service and relations including initiating contact, establishing rapport and facilitating final sales in order to assure customer satisfaction. Training employees to use customer relations techniques is also discussed.



  
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    BAD-1910 - Cooperative Education: Business* (3)


    Prerequisite: ENG 1010  ECN 1015  ; 9 additional credits earned towards an associate’s degree or certificate

    Cooperative Education allows students to combine academic study with on-the-job experience by working on paid training assignments coordinated by departmental faculty. The major objective of cooperative education is the application of classroom theory in a work environment. This course is specifically designed for students who are exploring careers in business.



  
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    BAD-2070 - Business Law I* (3)


    Prerequisite: ENG 0900  and  RDG 0800  or FYS 1010T  

    Students will examine ways that laws, regulations, and policies affect business.  Students will analyze legal issues and develop arguments from different points of view.  Topics include business ethics, Constitutional law affecting business, contract law, business organizations (including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies), tort law affecting business, product liability, crimes affecting business, and criminal procedure. 



  
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    BAD-2080 - Business Law II* (3)


    Prerequisite: BAD 2070  or ECN 1015  

    Students study principles of agency law, partnership law, corporate law, debtors’ and creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy.



  
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    BAD-2130 - Social Entrepreneurship* (3)


    Prerequisite: ENG 0900  and  RDG 0800  or FYS 1010T  ; and BAD 1520   or ECN 1015   or BAD 1210  

    Students work with social impact organizations on real-world problems and gain experience in working with entrepreneurial firms to help solve social and environmental challenges.  Skills learned include collaborative teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication.



  
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    BAD-2200 - Technology Transfer Entrepreneurship (3)


    In this intensive, experiential learning course, teams comprised of students partnered with a local scientist/researcher practice a methodology for creating startup companies to market the researcher’s technological innovation. The course focuses on getting students out of the classroom to pursue customer development and test their business model hypotheses against the realities of the market. Student teams will partner with Principle Investigators (PIs) from local Federal Research Laboratories to identify a suitable business model for turning their PI’s existing technology into a viable startup business.

    Students will be interviewed prior to admission to the course and selected based on their academic record, their interest and experience in entrepreneurship, and their communication skills.



  
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    BAD-2610 - Principles of Marketing* (3)


    Prerequisite: BAD 1520  or ECN 1015  or  ECN 2020  

    Students gain an understanding of the marketing manager’s responsibility and working environment. Topics include the role of marketing in society, planning strategies, customer behavior, market segments, product planning, packaging and branding, wholesaling and retailing.



  
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    BAD-2700 - Human Resource Management* (3)


    Prerequisite: BAD 1210  or  BAD 2710  or ECN 1015  

    Students are introduced to human-resource management. Topics include job design, recruitment, selection, interviewing, benefits, EEO laws, performance appraisals, grievance, and personnel changes within an organization.



  
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    BAD-2710 - Human Relations and Leadership (3)


    Students develop leadership skills in communication, motivation, and perceptions. Topics include small group dynamics, job conflict and stress, team building, leadership styles, interpersonal relations, and organizational change.



 

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