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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
Introduces students to the theory and vocabulary of management in a business setting. All of the major theoretical foundations for understanding individual and group behavior and leadership are reviewed in a lecture and discussion instructional format. Recommended preparation: BA 101.
Credits: 4Lecture: 4 Lab:
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
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.
Credits: 3Lecture: 3 Lab:
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.
Provides the following skills: Basic life support for patients of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device and a bag-mask device), use of an automatic external defibrillator and relief of choking in responsive and non-responsive patients. Designed for providers who care for patients in a wide variety of settings, both in and out of hospital. In order to receive the AHA BLS Provider Certification card, one must pass a written exam and be able to physically perform all skills required for CPR.
Credits: 1Lecture: 1 Lab:
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.
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.
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.
Surveys the field of comparative politics through in-depth analyses of countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Comparative structures of these governments will be explored and analyzed in light of separation of powers, limited authority, and individual rights. Recommended preparation: WR 121.
Examines the definition of deviant behavior. Focuses on deviant behavior of societies as well as individuals including issues such as drugs, organized crime, government deviance and crimes against women. Recommended preparation: WR 121 or SOC 201.
Explores the influence of cultural differences in communication styles and social values and their impact on work, family, legal and economic systems.
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.
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 Full Class Schedule.