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Provides an introduction to the diversity of human beliefs and behaviors around the world. Explores cross-cultural similarities and differences in systems of values, family, religion, economics, politics, and social structure, including issues of race and ethnicity. The goals of this course are to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity, to use this appreciation to better understand the student's culture(s), and to learn to be active and aware participants of local and global communities.
Credits: 4Hours per WeekLecture: 4 Lab:
Introduces students to prevailing practices of written and oral communication in business organizations, with special attention to audience-adaptation strategies and developing a modern communication style. Includes instruction in formatting techniques, document design, graphics, research strategies and documentation. Recommended preparation: WR 065 or higher, or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 7.
Credits: 3Hours per WeekLecture: 3 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.
Examines the history and development of court systems and processes in the American justice system. Organization, administration and roles of the federal and state courts are examined, as well as distinctions between civil, criminal and appellate courts.
Emphasizes developing communication skills by examining and demonstrating how self-awareness, audience, content, and occasion influence the creation and delivery of speeches and presentations. Reduces speaking anxiety. Recommended preparation: or to be taken with WR 121Z.
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 physical education, rhythmic activities, visual arts, and performing arts in the early childhood years. Covers basic motor skills and artistic processes, from a developmental perspective. Three hours of supervised weekly field placement required. Recommended preparation: ED 140.
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:
Explores the biological, psychological, and social aspects of human sexuality. Specific topics include historical and cultural perspectives of human sexuality, sexual anatomy and physiology, sexual and reproductive health factors, gender identity, sexual orientations, and lifespan sexual development.
Provides the foundations of community health work which includes topics such as navigating the health care system, creating behavioral change plans, supporting case management, and working with agencies to advocate for system changes. Aligns with the Oregon Health Authority required coursework for a community health worker. Recommended preparation: HHP 100. Recommended to be taken with: HHP 210.
Credits: 6Hours per WeekLecture: 6 Lab:
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.
Continues the algebra foundation necessary to study college level algebra. Includes polynomial, exponential, radical, and rational expressions. Linear and quadratic functions will be used to model situations and interpret data. An understanding of the connection between narrative, numeric, algebraic, and graphical representations of functions is emphasized. Graphing by hand and using technology are implemented as appropriate. Uses graphing technology. Recommended preparation: MTH 060 or minimum placement Math Level 10.
An exploration of present-day applications of mathematics focused on developing numeracy. Major topics include quantitative reasoning and problem-solving strategies, probability and statistics, and financial mathematics; these topics are to be weighted approximately equally. This course emphasizes mathematical literacy and communication, relevant everyday applications, and the appropriate use of current technology. Recommended preparation: MTH 095 or MTH 098 or higher or minimum placement Math level 14.
This course will cover the fundamental aspects of animal behavior: how and why animals behave and how animal behavior is studied. Topics include mechanisms of behavior, behavioral ecology, feeding, predation, mating, parenting, communication and social behavior.
Builds on concepts and processes emphasized in WR 121Z, engaging with inquiry, research, and argumentation in support of students’ development as writers. The course focuses on composing and revising in research-based genres through the intentional use of rhetorical strategies. Students will find, evaluate, and interpret complex material, including lived experience; use this to frame and pursue their own research questions; and integrate material purposefully into their own compositions. Prerequisites: WR 121Z.
Introduces the many forms and purposes of creative nonfiction such as science or nature writing, travel writing, memoir, biography, and journalistic essay. Requires individual and collaborative workshop activities to develop skills in drafting and revision. Examines topics, purposes for writing, and elements of craft, including voice, scene, description, and structure. Requires creation of a portfolio of works reflecting various stages of their writing process. Recommended preparation: WR 121Z.
For a listing of classes at all COCC campuses, see the Full Class Schedule.