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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: 4Hours per WeekLecture: 4 Lab:
Introduces Mandarin Chinese language presented within the context of Chinese culture. Third course of a three-course sequence. Expands on effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language with particular attention to handling uncomplicated social situations and developing writing and reading to meet a number of practical everyday needs. Prerequisites: CHN 102.
Focuses on historical background, current practices and contemporary issues within correctional processes, institutions and policies pertaining to offenders. Emphasizes the goals of corrections, including deterrence and rehabilitation and the role of local, state and federal corrections in the criminal justice system, including community corrections.
Promotes enhanced personal and work relationships by presenting the theoretical concepts and practical skills used in effective one-to-one communication.
Credits: 3Hours per WeekLecture: 3 Lab:
Provides the opportunity to develop leadership, supervisory, and mentoring skills by participating in youth advocacy civic engagement through community service projects and volunteer roles (field placement). Topics include creating safe, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities, team work, communication techniques, group dynamics, project management, organization and evaluation. Appropriate for those interested in supporting youth both in and out school settings, including after-school programs and specialized areas of focus, including: creative arts, recreation, academic support, and enrichment. Recommended preparation: Prior experience volunteering or working with youth.
Credits: 3Hours per WeekLecture: 2 Lab: Other: 3
Introduces observation techniques and tools to accurately collect data on children and how to use assessments to make appropriate decisions about the child's needs regarding programming and the early childhood education environment. Three hours of supervised weekly field placement required. Recommended preparation: ED 140.
Credits: 4Hours per WeekLecture: 3 Lab: Other: 3
Introduces students to the study of the ever-changing Earth, with a focus on hands-on exploration. Designed for students with limited geology background. Field trips will occasionally substitute for labs. Recommended preparation: MTH 060 or minimum placement Math Level 10.
Credits: 4Hours per WeekLecture: 3 Lab: 3
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: 1Hours per WeekLecture: 1 Lab:
Health is defined as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease" (World Health Organization, 1948). With that definition in mind, this course examines how biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors affect physical health and wellbeing. Specific topics include historical and cultural perspectives of health, the psychology and physiology of stress, health behavior modification with emphases on primary prevention and health promotion, socioeconomic and healthcare inequalities, and an exploration of biopsychosocial factors related to chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, and HIV AIDS. This course is one of the four pre-Public Health core courses offered. Recommended preparation: WR 65 or higher.
Introduces a comprehensive overview of wellness concepts including fitness, nutrition, stress, disease prevention, and various other lifestyle factors that improve the quality of life. Each student's health and fitness is individually evaluated through a series of tests measuring cardiovascular endurance, strength, body composition, flexibility, blood pressure, nutrition, stress levels and blood lipid and blood glucose. Recommended preparation: or to be taken with WR 65 and MTH 20 or higher.
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.
Math in Society is a rigorous mathematics course designed for students across multiple disciplines in both transfer degrees and career and technical degrees and certificates. Provides a solid foundation in quantitative reasoning, symbolic reasoning, and problem solving techniques needed to be a productive, contributing citizen in the 21st century. Recommended preparation: MTH 095 or MTH 098 or higher or minimum placement Math level 14.
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 higher) or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 5.
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. P/NP grading. Recommended preparation: WR 060 or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 5.
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.
For a listing of classes at all COCC campuses, see the Full Class Schedule.