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Introduces approaches to the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. Provides a foundation in the basic concepts, vocabulary of the elements and principles of design as well as materials, methods and processes. A wide variety of artworks are explored. May include some hands-on experience with various mediums.
Credits: 4Lecture: 4 Lab:
Examines the sociological and psychological aspects of the workplace with practical applications. Based on the premise that the practice of sound human relations is essential to success in any context. Group exercises, discussion, and lecture are the pedagogies used, in that order of importance. Recommended preparation: WR 121.
Credits: 3Lecture: 3 Lab:
Designed to fulfill general education requirements, this course is intended for non-major students whose program requires biology courses. Centers on concepts of unity of living organisms including evolution, biochemistry, cell biology genetics and development. Need not be taken in sequence. Lab meets first week of classes.
Credits: 4Lecture: 3 Lab: 3
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
Beginning course in early childhood education which focuses on the teacher as a professional (advocacy, ethical practices, work-force issues, associations); provides strategies to manage an effective program operation; how to plan a safe, healthy learning environment; and gives an overview of the philosophy and history of ECE. Three hours of supervised weekly field placement required.
Credits: 4Lecture: 3 Lab: Other: 3
Explores human purpose, literary structures, and cultural values within a variety of short stories and/or novels. Features close reading, interpretation and evaluation of selected works of fiction, with attention to authors’ contexts and their creative processes, narrative elements, and reader responses. Explores topics and literatures from diverse viewpoints, backgrounds, and perspectives. Recommended preparation: WR 121.
College Success is designed to give new students a broad overview of college and life success strategies. The course introduces students to college resources, students services and personal behaviors that support successful academic transition, growth and planning. Topics include personal responsibility, self-motivation, time management, academic planning, financial planning, decision making, health and learning styles.
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.
Provides an overview of the civilizations of North America and the United States from pre-history to the early 19th century, covering the colonial, revolutionary, and early national periods. Topics include Native American societies, the migration of Europeans and Africans and the impact on native populations, regional Protestant cultures, the emergence of racial slavery, the political origins and constitutional consequences of the American Revolution, politics, culture and war in the first few decades of existence for the United States. Need not be taken in sequence.
Beginning Kiksht introduces students to the Kiksht language of the Wasco people. The first term will introduce students to alphabet characters, sounds, and simple 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.
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.
Presents mathematics in context. Introduces pattern recognition, estimation and number sense, working with units, linear equations and inequalities. Explores how to clearly communicate arguments supported by quantitative evidence using words, tables, graphs, and mathematical equations. TI-83 or TI-84 calculator required. Recommended preparation: MTH 010 or minimum placement into MTH 020.
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.
Introduces graphs and functions (linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic) using a graphing calculator. First term of a precalculus sequence for science students. Graphing calculator required. TI-83 or TI-84 recommended. Recommended preparation: MTH 095.
Introduces psychology as a scientific study of the biological bases of behavior. Includes history of psychology as a science and surveys methods of inquiry, statistics, sensation, perception, states of consciousness including drug effects, motivation, emotion, learning, memory, language, thinking and intelligence. The major theoretical approaches to psychology are included. Recommended preparation: WR 060 or minimum placement into WR 065.
Provides conceptual tools for analyzing and understanding social forces that shape our lives. The relationships among socialization and social groups, as well as economic, political and religious systems are investigated. This course is considered a human relations component. Recommended preparation: WR 121.
Promotes enhanced personal and work relationships by presenting the theoretical concepts and practical skills used in effective one-to-one communication.
Introduce concepts of rhetorical reading, thinking, and writing as tools for college-level study. Establish an understanding and basic familiarity with key rhetorical concepts, such as audience and purpose, for both reading and writing. Reflect on their reading and writing as processes in order to understand their own practice as readers and writers. Demonstrate familiarity with using MLA conventions for format and citations in writing. Produce at least 1,500 words of revised, final draft copy, including at least one thesis-driven, minimum 750-word academic essay. P/NP grading. Recommended preparation: Minimum placement into WR 060.
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.
For a listing of classes at all COCC campuses, see the Full Class Schedule.