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Provides an introduction to archaeological method and theory along with a survey of human world prehistory through the rise of great civilizations. In this course we will address questions relevant to the practice of archaeology: What is archaeology? Why do archaeologists dig holes? How do archaeologists know where to dig? What is material culture? How do archaeologists analyze and understand what they find? Topics include archaeological concepts, survey, excavation, analysis and interpretation of data, dating techniques, research methods and theories of cultural change.
Credits: 4Lecture: 4 Lab:
Emphasis on observing and developing fundamental drawing and composition skills. Still life material used extensively. Recommended preparation: ART 115.
Credits: 3Lecture: 1.5 Lab: 4.5
Follows the Internet and Computing Core Certificate (IC3) national standard for digital literacy used at numerous colleges and universities across the country as well as industry. The course objectives are broken down into three modules: Computer Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online. This class provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to use computers successfully at the college level. Recommended preparation: CIS 010 and CIS 070 or equivalent computer skills.
Credits: 4Lecture: 3 Lab: Other: 2
This course is in development.
Credits: 1 to 4Lecture: 2 Lab: Other: 3
Explores why open-exploration, discovery, and play are fundamentally important parts of children's development, the role of play in learning, and ways that adults can support and promote play. Considers current research and implications of play, as an important vehicle for developing self-regulation as well as for promoting language, cognition, and social competence, in an era of standards-driven curriculum. Prospective early childhood and elementary educators will grow in their understanding of their role in facilitating children's learning. Focuses on the role of purposeful learning and active exploration through play through the elementary grades. Recommended preparation: ED 140.
Credits: 4Lecture: 3 Lab: Other: 3
Introduction to astronomy including solar system, stellar systems and cosmology. Some individual observing may be required. Recommended preparation: one year of high school algebra or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in MTH 60.
Credits: 4Lecture: 3 Lab: 3
Provides an introduction to the core elements of public health science and practice, including health policy, health systems and health ethics. Open to all COCC students who want to know more about the dynamic, multi-disciplinary field of public health, what it is, how it is organized and how it works. Recommended preparation: Completion of WR 065 or higher or minimum placement into WR 121.
Swim Fitness and Technique helps student feel safe and comfortable in the water for at least ten minutes at a time, incorporating and refining swimming strokes.
Credits: 1Lecture: Lab: Other: 3
Introduces water aerobics which improves cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility in a low-impact environment.
Introduces the Ichishkin language of the Warm Springs (Sahaptin) people. First course of a three-term sequence of study of the Native American language, Ichishkin, at the first-year college level. The first term will introduce students to alphabet characters, sounds, and simple phrases.
Beginning Kiksht introduces students to the Kiksht language of the Wasco people. The third term will focus on developing student ability to communicate meaningful phrases in predictable and culturally appropriate settings with particular attention to introducing students to verb affixes indicating aspect and tense. One of the techniques used to learn the language will be Total Physical Response © (TPR) which is an adopted method used by indigenous language teachers to hear and respond to verbal commands in the target language.
Introduces mathematics and its application; explains language and symbols used in math; develops concepts in whole number, fraction, and decimal operations and applications; and develops analytical thinking while emphasizing study and learning skills necessary for success in math courses and overcoming anxiety toward math.
Introduction to algebra, integers, rational and real numbers, algebraic expressions, linear equations in one and two variables, and systems of linear equations. Recommended preparation: MTH 020.
Continues development of manipulative algebra skills from MTH 060. Includes algebraic expressions and polynomials, factoring algebraic expressions, rational expressions, roots and radicals, and quadratic equations. Recommended preparation: MTH 060.
Continues the algebra foundation necessary to study college-level mathematics and statistics. Includes systems of equations and inequalities, linear and quadratic regressions, functions and function notation, equation solving through manual and graphical means, inequalities and complex numbers. Graphing calculator required. TI-83 or TI-84 recommended. Recommended preparation: MTH 065.
Math in Society is a rigorous mathematics course designed for students in Liberal Arts and Humanities majors. The course provides a solid foundation in quantitative reasoning, symbolic reasoning, and problem solving techniques needed to be a productive, contributing citizen in the 21st century. Prerequisites: MTH 095 or higher or minimum placement into MTH 105.
Explores the influence of cultural differences in communication styles and social values and their impact on work, family, legal and economic systems.
WR 121 focuses on rhetorical reading, thinking, and writing as a means of inquiry. Students will gain fluency with key rhetorical concepts and utilize these in a flexible and collaborative writing process, reflecting on their writing process with the goal of developing metacognitive awareness. They will employ conventions, including formal citations, appropriate for a given writing task, attending to the constraints of audience, purpose, genre, and discourse community. Students will compose in two or more genres. Prerequisites: WR 065 or WR 095 or minimum placement into WR 121.
Prepares students to produce instructive, informative, and persuasive technical documents. Grounded in rhetorical theory, the course focuses on producing usable, reader-centered content that is clear, concise, and ethical. Students will engage in current best practices and work individually and in groups to learn strategies for effective communication in the digital and networked, global workplace. Prerequisites: WR 121.
Practical study of effective strategies for creating vivid, dramatic stories. Students learn the basic craft of generating conflict and plot, openings that grab the reader, complications that build tension, and details that reveal character. Critical reading of published authors, prose craft exercises and responding constructively to other student work are essential learning processes. Recommended preparation: WR 121.
For a listing of classes at all COCC campuses, see the Credit Class Schedule.