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In this course students will learn about the many exciting and challenging facets of business and its dynamic role in today's environment. Students will gain a working knowledge of components of business including discussion of management, marketing, entrepreneurship and finance. During this course students will be introduced to topics which are covered in greater depth in higher level business courses. Students are encouraged to use this course to explore the breadth of business topics offered in the Business Administration degrees and identify specific areas of interest or specialization.
Credits: 4Lecture: 4 Lab:
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
Energy is used as the theme to develop basic understanding of introductory principles of physics. Energy topics include mechanical, acoustic, heat, electric, radiant and nuclear. Emphasis placed on practical application of various energy forms. Recommended preparation: one year of high school algebra or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in MTH 60.
Credits: 4Lecture: 3 Lab: 3
Examines Native American (or First Peoples) lifestyles before and after contact with European settlers. With increasing demands by whites and new immigrants for land, Native Americans struggled for survival implementing various tactics to retain control of their homelands and retain their unique cultures. Recommended preparation: or to be taken with WR 121.
This course examines cultural diversity as recorded in American literature since 1965, emphasizing literary and cultural values in poetry, fiction, and drama. Readings focus on writers’ views of life within historically marginalized groups based on ethnicity, gender, and sexual identity. Recommended preparation: WR 121.
Beginning Kiksht introduces students to the Kiksht language of the Wasco people. The second term will build on student knowledge of alphabet characters, sounds, and phrases. 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.
Emphasizes applications of basic arithmetic skills. Equips students to handle everyday arithmetic problems and lays a foundation for algebra. Topics include ratio, proportion, percent, measurement, perimeter, area, volume and integers. Recommended preparation: MTH 010.
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 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.
Examines the American political system with its separation of powers, limited authority and guarantee of individual liberty. Includes a study of political ideology, parties, voting, media, and interest groups. Special emphasis will be placed on a detailed study of the Constitution and its application in today's America. Recommended preparation: WR 121.
Emphasizes psychology as a scientific process, surveying methods of inquiry. Overview of selected areas of psychological study including: human development through the life span; human sexuality; health psychology; personality theories and assessment; psychological disorders; intervention and therapy; social psychology, and human factors psychology. The major theoretical approaches to psychology are included. Recommended preparation: WR 060 or minimum placement into WR 065.
Comprehensive study of human development over the life span from prenatal through late adult development. Focuses on physical, cognitive and psychosocial changes throughout the human life cycle and emphasizes an interactionist approach to explain developmental processes and outcomes. The major theoretical approaches to psychology are included. Recommended preparation: WR 060 or minimum placement into WR 065.
Analyzes the relationship between race, class, and gender and political and economic systems. Critically examines the interrelationship between race, class, and gender and societal structures and history. Recommended preparation: WR 121 or SOC 201.
Promotes enhanced personal and work relationships by presenting the theoretical concepts and practical skills used in effective one-to-one communication.
Credits: 3Lecture: 3 Lab:
Provides theory and practice in teamwork, leadership, and conflict management through participation in small group situations. The emphasis will be on task-oriented, decision-making groups.
Develop rhetorical reading, thinking, and writing skills as tools for success in reading and writing college level texts. Develop an understanding and basic fluency with key rhetorical concepts, such as audience and purpose, for both reading and writing. Evaluate their reading and writing as processes in order to examine and develop their own practice. Employ MLA conventions for format and citations in writing. Produce at least 2,000 words of revised, final draft copy, including at least one thesis-driven, minimum 1,000-word academic essay. Recommended preparation: WR 060 or minimum placement into WR 065.
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.
WR 122 continues the focus of WR 121 in its review of rhetorical concepts and vocabulary, in the development of reading, thinking, and writing skills, along with metacognitive competencies understood through the lens of a rhetorical vocabulary. Specifically, students will identify, evaluate, and construct chains of reasoning, a process that includes an ability to distinguish assertion from evidence, recognize and evaluate assumptions, and select sources appropriate for a rhetorical task. Students will employ a flexible, collaborative, and appropriate composing process, working in multiple genres, and utilizing at least two modalities. Prerequisites: WR 121.
For a listing of classes at all COCC campuses, see the Full Class Schedule.