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Emphasis on observing and developing fundamental drawing and composition skills. Still life material used extensively. Combined Lecture and Lab sessions include historical and cultural approaches to drawing and drawing materials. Recommended preparation: ART 115.
Credits: 3Hours per weekLecture: Lab: Other: 6
This course introduces principles of effective customer service. Students will learn to develop and implement customer service strategies using systems, technologies, and communication skills to serve diverse customer needs. By evaluating elements of customer service culture and delivery, students will understand standards of service excellence, causes of service breakdowns, and service recovery techniques.
Credits: 3Hours per weekLecture: 3 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: 4Hours per weekLecture: 3 Lab: Other: 2
Explores the influence of cultural differences in communication styles and social values and their impact on work, family, legal and economic systems.
Credits: 4Hours per weekLecture: 4 Lab:
Promotes enhanced personal and work relationships by presenting the theoretical concepts and practical skills used in effective one-to-one communication.
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.
Credits: 3Hours per weekLecture: 2 Lab: Other: 3
Early Childhood comprises a critical timeframe in human development for building a foundation for identity and meaningful engagement in an increasingly diverse world. Future educators and early learning advocates will develop awareness of cultural consciousness in early childhood and elementary classrooms. Focuses on identity development, ethnocentrism, racism, stereotype threat, and discrimination. Includes techniques for developing multi-cultural, anti-bias curriculum specific to early childhood and elementary classrooms. Recommended preparation: ED 140.
Credits: 4Hours per weekLecture: 3 Lab: Other: 3
Provides tools and resources for making informed career decisions. Covers assessing skills, values, interests, personality, barriers, lifestyle, education and approaches to decision making. Covers how to research career information. Includes educational decision-making in determining a field or program of study, and college or training program.
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: 1Hours per weekLecture: Lab: Other: 3
Introduces water aerobics which improves cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility in a low-impact environment.
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.
Introduces students to the Ichishkin language of the Warm Springs (Sahaptin) people. Third of a three-term sequence of study of the Native American language, Ichishkin, at the first-year college level. The third term will focus on refining conversational skills. Recommended preparation: ICH 102.
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 graphical representations with a focus on modeling and applications. Recommended preparation: Math 020 or higher or minimum placement into MTH 060.
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 or higher or minimum placement into MTH 065.
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.
Covers modeling, graphing and solving linear equations in context. Explores how to clearly communicate sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence using words, tables, graphs, and mathematical equations as appropriate. Covers dimensional analysis as it arises contextually in applications. Recommended preparation: MTH 058.
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.
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.
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.
For a listing of classes at all COCC campuses, see the Full Class Schedule.