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ALTH 1400Introduction to Allied Health

This course prepares students for rapidly changing healthcare careers. This course includes basic knowledge healthcare workers utilize contributing to the safe and effective delivery of healthcare. Course content focuses on: behaviors for success in healthcare, communications in the healthcare setting, awareness and sensitivity to patient needs, legal issues in healthcare, ethical issues in healthcare, respecting patient and staff diversity and healthcare safety and Standard Precautions.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): None

Faculty Liaison(s): Marilyn Slattengren

Credits: 2

ALTH 1410Medical Terminology

This course focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms with an emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Marilyn Slattengren

Credits: 1

ART 1118 – Art Appreciation

An introduction to human creativity and expression in the visual arts from a global perspective. Students will view and discuss works from a wide spectrum of human history and world cultures with an emphasis on expression, style, and artistic meaning.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Dorian Beaulieu

Credits: 3

ART 1138Ceramics I

Working with ceramic techniques emphasizing slab, pinch, coil, and wheel methods of clay construction.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): None

Faculty Liaison(s): Dorian Beaulieu

Credits: 3

BIOL 1005Introduction to Cell Biology

An introduction to the field of cell biology with a focus on the basic unit of life, the cell – its function, chemistry, metabolism, and structure.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Brian Bich

Credits: 1

BIOL 1120General Biology I

An introduction to the field of biology focusing on unifying biological principles, concepts, and theories. Includes the scientific method; life’s chemical basis; cell theory; cellular structure, function, metabolism, and reproduction; genetics and inheritance; evolution, and an introduction to community and ecosystem ecology. Lab includes conducting, interpreting, and communicating results of lab exercises and experiments.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Brian Bich

Credits: 4

BIOL 1140Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

A study of tissues and organ systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and integrated control mechanisms of physiology. For all students in health related fields. Helps to fulfill general education lab-science requirements.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Biol 1000 with a grade of C or better; OR Biol 1005 with a grade of C or better; OR Biol 1120; OR equivalent

Faculty Liaison(s): Brian Bich

Credits: 4

CADE 1407AutoCAD I

This course covers basic engineering Computer Aided Design graphic image production through the use of computer hardware, software, and peripheral devices.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+ AND Elementary Algebra 71+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+ AND QAS 250+ or AAF 236+

Faculty Liaison(s): Rich Kresky

Credits: 3

CARP 1418-Cabinetmaking I

This course covers the design, construction, and preparation for finishing of wooden cabinets. The student will become familiar with fundamental cabinetmaking techniques. The student will design and develop preliminary casework using appropriate construction procedures.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): CARP1404 and CARP1406, or concurrent enrollment; OR Elementary Algebra 33+ and Accuplacer Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+ and Arithmetic 270+ or QAS 236-249 with Arithmetic 236-269

Faculty Liaison(s): John Calcaterra

Credits: 1

CARP 1518Cabinetmaking II

This course covers the construction and finishing of wooden cabinets. The student will build skills in custom cabinetmaking techniques. The student will be completing the cabinet started in Cabinetmaking I.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): CARP 1418 or concurrent enrollment; Elementary Algebra 33+ and Accuplacer Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+, Arithmetic 270+ or QAS 236-249 with Arithmetic 236-269

Faculty Liaison(s): John Calcaterra

Credits: 2

CHEM 1110Aspects of Chemistry I

An introduction to the study of chemistry and its applications requiring a minimum of mathematics. The topics of this course include an introduction to stoichiometry, nomenclature, bonding, gas laws, and acids and bases. This course is intended primarily for those with no or a limited or outdated background in chemistry.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 71+; OR Next Generation QAS 250+; OR Next Generation AAF 236+

Faculty Liaison(s): Renee DeWitte

Credits: 3

CHEM 1210General Chemistry I

CHEM 1210 is the first semester of a two semester course sequence. It will provide preparation for students considering pre-professional and applied science careers as well as satisfying requirements for transfer curriculum. The basic fundamentals of chemistry will be covered, including modern atomic theory, the periodic table, stoichemetry, nomenclature, solutions, bonding, solution chemistry, the energy of reactions, properties of gases, and properties of solids and liquids.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): High school chemistry or CHEM1110 AND high school algebra or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 71+ or QAS 250+ or AAF 236+

Faculty Liaison(s): Renee DeWitte

Credits: 5

COMM 1100Introduction to Communications

This course introduces students to the concepts, models, and theories of human communication and their application to interpersonal, small group, and public speaking situations.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Kelly Florence

Credits: 3

COMM 1105Interpersonal Communication

This course provides opportunities for students to understand the process of human communication, to assess their strengths and weaknesses as communicators, to assist them in solving problems of an interpersonal nature, and develop interaction skills for interpersonal settings.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Kelly Florence

Credits: 3

COMM 1110 Public Speaking

This course provides opportunities for students to become familiar with a variety of techniques to develop skills in research, organization, and presentation of informative and persuasive speeches. Students should expect to reduce speech apprehension and develop self-confidence in their ability to communicate in public.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Kelly Florence

Credits: 3

ENGL 1100Creative Writing

This course is designed to stimulate creativity in thought and perception and to enhance each student’s abilities to express his or her personal vision in written form. Students will be introduced to the basic language, concepts, and structures of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Kirsi Halonen, Jocelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing, Lindsy Mason

Credits: 3

ENGL 1106Composition I

First semester college-level composition course focusing on writing expository prose using word processing as a tool for composing. Emphasis is on writing as a process, critical reading, developing a voice, and grammar review. Presupposes competency in Standard English.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Kirsi Halonen, Kelli Hallsten Erickson, Jocelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing

Credits: 3

ENGL 1109-Composition II

Second semester college-level composition course focusing on academic writing using primary and secondary sources, including basic research using print and electronic sources. Emphasis is on writing as a process, critical analysis, summarizing, research, logical argumentation, and documentation. Presupposes competency in standard English.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): ENGL 1106 with a grade of C or better

Faculty Liaison(s): Kirsi Halonen, Kelli Hallsten Erickson, Jocelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing

Credits: 3

ENGL 1112Introduction to Literature

This foundational course introduces the study of literature as a mode of discourse for defining, exploring, and expressing human experience. The students will learn the skills of reading and writing about literature along with knowledge of its basic concepts. This survey course introduces the students to the major forms of literature: novels, short stories, poetry, plays and creative non-fiction.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Kirsi Halonen

Credits: 3

ENGL 2004- Fiction Writing

Creative writing workshop in which students develop style and voice through writing, reading, and responding to a variety of fiction styles, forms, and techniques.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): ENGL 1100

Faculty Liaison(s): Jocelyn Pihlaja

Credits: 3

ENGL 2022Introduction to Literature: The Novel

Analysis of selected novels with reference to elements of plot, character, setting, theme, point of view, and symbolism, with a focus on critical analysis.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): ENGL 1106 or concurrent enrollment

Faculty Liaison(s): Jocelyn Pihlaja

Credits: 3

ENGL 2160Environmental Literature

This course explores environmentally-focused non-fiction, fiction, Poetry, and the relationship of people and policy with nature both in conflict and in harmony. Emphasis is on United States writers but will also include current worldwide environmental issues and events. Students will be encouraged to explore their own relationship to environment and nature throughout the course.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): ENGL 1106 or concurrent enrollment

Faculty Liaison(s): Damon Kapke

Credits: 3

ENSC 1200Introduction to Environmental Science

The relationship of humans to their environment from local, regional, and global perspectives. Includes the study of natural ecosystems, the impact of human activity on natural resources and environmental quality, environmental ethics, and strategies to maintain a sustainable biosphere. Laboratory component includes experiences in the scientific method, basic ecological and environmental field techniques and assessment, and selected field trips to local agencies, research facilities, and businesses. Intended to fulfill general education requirement and serve as foundational course in environmental science/studies programs.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Glenn Merrick, Deanne Roquet

Credits: 4

HIST 1110European History: Ancient to 1500

This course is a survey history of Europe/Western Civilization from the ancient era through the dawn of the modern period. Topics covered include: the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, ancient Greece, the Roman Republic and Empire, medieval Europe, the Italian Renaissance, and the origins of the global expansion of European power in the modern period.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Paul Richgruber

Credits: 3

HIST 1120European History: 1500 to Present

This course is a survey history of Europe/Western Civilization from the age of European global expansion to the present. Topics covered include: the Reformation, the rise of monarchical states, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the decline of absolutism, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the rise of liberalism and nationalism through European imperialism and competition, World War I, the rise of totalitarianism, World War II, the decline of colonialism, the Cold War in Europe, and the emergence of the European Union in the post-war era.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Paul Richgruber

Credits: 3

HIST 1210 United States’ History to 1877

This course surveys the political, economic, and social history of the United States during the colonial and early national periods. It examines the plight of Native American peoples and the history of slavery in the United States, immigration patterns and the growth of the republic, as well as expansionism, sectionalism, Civil War, and the Reconstruction Era.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Paul Richgruber

Credits: 3

HIST 1220 United States’ History since 1877

This course surveys the political, economic, and social history of the United States during the period of Reconstruction, the new South and the new West. It also covers segregation, industrialization, immigration patterns, the Progressive era, World War I, the Great Depression and the New Deal, World War II, and Cold War America.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Paul Richgruber

Credits: 3

HIST 1230 World History Since 1945

Considers historical issues and events that have shaped the world since the end of the Second World War–this course examines how the present world has come to be. Students will examine: the ideological, East-West divide during the Cold War and related conflicts; decolonization, revolution, and independence movements; economic and cultural globalization. The course will have a non-western focus with an emphasis on Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Erik Riker-Coleman

Credits: 3

HIST 2110 Minnesota History

This course examines Minnesota’s history from the pre-historic and Native American periods through European discovery and American settlement to the present. Topics include: geographical aspects of Minnesota; Native American groups in Minnesota; European exploration and the fur trade; initial American settlement; statehood; the Dakota Conflict; the Civil War; the connection between Minnesotans and the natural environment; the Progressive Era and the 1920’s; the Depression and World War II; and the state’s economic, cultural, and political history since 1945.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Erik Riker-Coleman

Credits: 3

HIST 2125The World Wars: 1914-1945

This course explores the contexts, course, and consequences of the First and Second World Wars. The early twentieth century world wars catalyzed the transformation of the world system from a centuries-long pattern of growing European power to one in which Europe was eclipse by US and Soviet superpower while formerly-colonized peoples regained autonomy. As such, these conflicts played a central role in shaping the global present. The course will trace diplomatic and military developments in the crucial contexts of underlying political, social, cultural, and economic changes in a modernizing world system.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Erik Riker-Coleman

Credits: 3

HIST 2130-America’s War in Vietnam

This course examines the evolution of America’s war in Vietnam, including the political, ideological, military, and social history of the Vietnam War. It explores the antecedents and legacies of this now distant conflict, a crucial body of knowledge in understanding recent American history.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Erik Riker-Coleman

Credits: 3

HPER 1234Environmental Outdoor Education

This course will connect students, physically and mentally, with the natural world through experiential learning, outdoor activities, and experiences, focusing on all the senses, and exploring how humans are a part of the natural world.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): None

Faculty Liaison(s): Jodi Tervo Roberts

Credits: 2

MATH 1100College Algebra

The study of functions, theory of equations, inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and selected topics from advanced algebra.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 76+ and Accuplacer College Level Math 50; OR Accuplacer AAF 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Sarah Bustrom, Randi Zimmerman

Credits: 4

MATH 1130Trigonometry

Description: Angles, circular functions, identities, right triangles, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, trigonometric equations, vectors, trigonometric form of complex numbers, and applications.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): MATH 1100 with a C or better; OR Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 76+ and Accuplacer College Level Math 50; OR Accuplacer AAF 263+

Faculty Liaison(s): Sarah Bustrom, Randi Zimmerman

Credits: 3

MATH 1150Pre-Calculus

This course covers algebraic operations, functions, theory of equations, inequalities, absolute value graphing, logarithmic, exponentials, and analytic trigonometry. It is intended to be taken as a review course covering topics of both College Algebra and Trigonometry and will move quickly through the topics.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 76+ and Accuplacer College Level Math 50; OR Accuplacer AAF 263+

Faculty Liaison(s): Sarah Bustrom, Zbigniew Wdowiak, Randi Zimmerman

Credits: 5

MATH 2204Calculus I

The first course in single variable calculus. Topics include limits, continuity, fundamentals of differentiation, differentiation of trigonometric functions, application of derivatives, indefinite and definite integrals, calculus of exponential and logarithmic functions, calculus of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, and hyperbolic functions.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): MATH1130 and MATH 1100 with a C or better; OR MATH 1150 with a C or better; OR Accuplacer AAF 281+

Faculty Liaison(s): Sarah Bustrom, Zbigniew Wdowiak, Randi Zimmerman

Credits: 5

MATH 2210General Statistics

An introductory course in descriptive and inferential statistics for business and pre-professional majors. The following topics will be covered: organizing data, averages and variations around the mean, probability and probability statistics, binomial, normal and sampling distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing, testing variance, regression and correlation, and chi-square analysis.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 76+ and Accuplacer College Level Math 50; OR Accuplacer AAF 263+

Faculty Liaison(s): Sarah Bustrom

Credits: 3

MUSC 1130-Introduction to World Music

This course is designed to provide a broader understanding of music and its influence as a worldwide phenomenon through the study of selected musical traditions, and cultures of the world. This course will concentrate on the music of each region in a social, historical and cultural context, including typical instruments, performance traditions, and well-known musicians.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Jeffrey Madison

Credits: 3

NUNA 1420Nursing Assistant/ Home Health Aide

This course introduces concepts of basic human needs, health/illness continuum, and basic nursing skills. It is designed to prepare the student for entry level as a Nursing Assistant. In addition, the Home Health Aide component is designed to instruct students to apply basic nursing principles in caring for the client at home. This includes a mandatory 24 hour clinical component to be completed at a Long-Term Care facility. Upon successful completion of this course, the student is entitled to take the State Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Test Out.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Student must be able to successfully pass the Health Occupations Physical and State Background Study

Faculty Liaison(s): Catherine Lassila

Credits: 4

PHYS 1001Fundamental Concepts of Physics

This is a laboratory oriented course covering the basic concepts of Physics. Conceptual understanding will be stressed. Some simple Algebra may also be used. Designed for middle grade education, liberal arts, radiological technology or other health, technical fields, or as satisfying AA requirements as a natural science course.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Robert Zbikowski

Credits: 3

PHYS 1201Introduction to Physics I

This course is the first in a sequence course in introductory physics. The course will focus on the study of the mechanics of particles and rigid bodies including temperature and thermal energy, kinetic theory of gases, laws of thermodynamics, kinematics, dynamics, conservation laws, linear, angular momentum, work and energy, fluids, and sound. This course will provide preparation for students considering pre-professional and applied science careers as well as satisfying requirements for transfer curriculum. Not intended for engineering majors.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+, Elementary Algebra 71+, and College Level Math 50+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+ and AAF 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Robert Zbikowski

Credits: 5

PSCI 1110American Government and Politics

This course is an overview of political theory, party politics, constitutional foundations, and the structure, functions, branches, and operations of the American national (federal) government, including Congress, the Presidency, the judiciary, and other federal agencies.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Harry Cottrell

Credits: 3

PSYC 1120General Psychology

A general education course which will familiarize the student with the basic principles of psychology, present a practical application of these principles, show how psychologists employ the scientific method, and equip the beginning student of psychology with a working vocabulary of psychological terminology and critical thinking skills. Areas to be covered include research, theoretical perspectives, the nervous system, learning, personality, memory, psychological disorders, and therapy.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Susan Brashaw

Credits: 3

SOC 1111Introduction to Sociology

This course involves both an explanation of and active practice in using the sociological perspective to examine the world around us. It introduces Sociology as a discipline and sociological ways of understanding human social interaction and processes such as socialization, deviance, culture/society, and social change. This class teaches the use of Sociology in class via small-group exercises and the use of computers to explore questions about the social world.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Theresa Leopold

Credits: 3

SOC 2120Social Problems

This course uses the topic of social problems to teach sociological concepts and processes coupled with civic responsibility. It examines a range of social problems and the diverse views of the common good that affect our perceptions of these problems. It encourages students to understand their own and others’ positions and to define social justice in light of those positions.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Theresa Leopold

Credits: 3

SPAN 1010Beginning Spanish 1

Beginning Spanish is a grammatical approach to introductory vocabulary and verb tenses with emphasis on vocabulary building, listening comprehension, verbal response, and writing skills.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Michele Keane

Credits: 4

SPAN 1020Beginning Spanish II

A continuation of SPAN1010, a first course grammatical approach.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): SPAN 1010 or instructor consent

Faculty Liaison(s): Michele Keane

Credits: 4

SPAN 2010-Intermediate Spanish I

A grammatical approach to intermediate level reading, writing, listening and speaking. Readings deal with social and cultural topics of Spanish speaking countries with emphasis on vocabulary building.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Michele Keane

Credits: 4

SPAN 2020Intermediate Spanish II

Intensified study of the Spanish language through listening, speaking, and composition.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Classic Reading 78+; OR Next Generation Reading 250+

Faculty Liaison(s): Michele Keane

Credits: 4