Sep 27, 2020  
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum 
    
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


This section includes a brief description of each credit class offered on a regular basis at Green River College. Classes are arranged in alphabetical order according to the college department that offers the class.

Each listing includes a course number (prefix & code/number), course title, number of credits awarded, prerequisite and academic transfer distributions are also designated where applicable. Common course numbers are identified by an “&” symbol at the end of the department abbreviation.

Course numbers 100-299 are designated for Green River College programs and courses that transfer to senior institutions (transfer is sometimes limited). The 100 series is ordinarily for first-year students and the 200 series for second-year students, but this distinct varies because of differing requirements at other colleges and universities. The 300 and 400 level series are for third- and fourth-year students.

Consult the “Programs of Study ” section of this catalog and your faculty advisor for specific information about each class and about which classes will meet your requirements.

 

Basic Education

  
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    BASIC 023 - High School Equivalency Test Preparation for Bilingual Students Level 3

    Credits: 1-12
    Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, vocational and adult life skills. Up to 49% of instruction will be delivered in Spanish. Prepares students to take either the Spanish or English version of the high school equivalency test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate CASAS score.
  
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    BASIC 024 - High School Equivalency Test Preparation for Bilingual Students Level 4

    Credits: 1-12
    Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, vocational and adult life skills. Up to 49% of instruction will be delivered in Spanish. Prepares students to take either the Spanish or English version of the high school equivalency test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate CASAS score.
  
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    BASIC 025 - High School Equivalency Test Preparation for Bilingual Students Level 5

    Credits: 1-12
    Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, vocational and adult life skills. Up to 49% of instruction will be delivered in Spanish. Prepares students to take either the Spanish or English version of the high school equivalency test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate CASAS score.
  
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    BASIC 026 - High School Equivalency Test Preparation for Bilingual Students Level 6

    Credits: 1-12
    Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, vocational and adult life skills. Up to 49% of instruction will be delivered in Spanish. Prepares students to take either the Spanish or English version of the high school equivalency test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate CASAS score.
  
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    BASIC 032 - Adult Basic Education Level 2

    Credits: 1-15
    Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, career and adult life skills. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate CASAS score.
  
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    BASIC 033 - Adult Basic Education Level 3

    Credits: 1-15
    Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, career and adult life skills. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate CASAS score.
  
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    BASIC 034 - Adult Basic Education Level 4

    Credits: 1-15
    Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, career and adult life skills. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate CASAS score.
  
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    BASIC 054 - Problem Solving for the Math High School Equivalency Test I

    Credits: 2-5
    Prepares students for the high school equivalency math test by teaching them to understand, analyze, evaluate, and solve the type of math problems presented on the high school equivalency test. Specifically, students study basic concepts in problem solving with basic geometry and measurement, ratio and proportion, probability, and elementary algebra. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: instructor’s permission or a grade of “P” in TS 053 .
  
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    BASIC 056 - Adult Basic Reading 2

    Credits: 1-5
    Teaches students to quickly and accurately read and comprehend words and word groups in multiple pages of basic text to independently accomplish basic, well-defined and structured reading activities in a range of comfortable and familiar settings. Students determine the reading purpose, select reading appropriate strategies, monitor comprehension and adjust strategies, analyze information and reflect on its underlying meaning, and integrate it with prior knowledge to address reading purpose.

    Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score on ABE CASAS reading assessment; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    BASIC 058 - Problem Solving for the Math High School Equivalency Test

    Credits: 2-5
    Prepares students for the high school equivalency math test by teaching them to understand, analyze, evaluate, and solve the type of math problems presented on the high school equivalency test. Specifically, students study basic concepts in problem solving with basic geometry and measurement, ratio and proportion, probability, and elementary algebra. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BASIC 059 - Adult Basic Writing

    Credits: 1-5
    Students learn to write simple narrative, informative, or expressive texts of a paragraphs and steps/instructions/commands. Students independently accomplish well-defined and structured writing activities for varied audiences (self, family, workplace, and teacher) in a range of comfortable and familiar settings. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate placement score.
  
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    BASIC 060 - Adult Basic and High School Equivalency Test Preparation Writing

    Credits: 1-5
    Students learn to write a variety of texts that include more complex sentence structures and multiple paragraphs easily and with few errors for a wide variety of purposes (such as different kinds of expressive, persuasive and informative purposes), and independently accomplish structured and fairly complex writing in a variety of familiar and some novel settings. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate placement score.
  
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    BASIC 061 - Reading in the Content Area Language Arts Fiction

    Credits: 1
    Students learn to read critically for academic purposes and prepare for the high school equivalency test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BASIC 062 - Reading in the Content Area Social Studies

    Credits: 1
    Students learn to read social studies materials critically for academic purposes and to prepare for the high school equivalency test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BASIC 063 - Reading in the Content Area Science

    Credits: 1
    Students learn to read science materials critically and apply, analyze, and evaluate the materials for academic purposes and to prepare for the high school equivalency test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BASIC 064 - Reading in the Content Area Nonfiction

    Credits: 1
    Students learn to read nonfiction materials critically for academic purposes and to prepare for the high school equivalency test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BASIC 065 - Reading in the Content Area Mathematics

    Credits: 1
    Students learn to read and evaluate materials relating to math instruction and problem solving. Prepares students for the math portion of the high school equivalency tests and for academic education. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BASIC 070 - Workplace and Computer Basics

    Credits: 12
    Focuses on workplace and computer skills, job search and employability skills, and basic reading, writing, and math skills. Appropriate for students who want to improve their employability and prepare for high school equivalency test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BASIC 072 - Basic Skills Review Level 2

    Credits: 1-10
    For students who need to study in only one or two basic areas. Students study for shorter periods of time, and remain only until their basic skills goals are met. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate CASAS score.
  
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    BASIC 073 - Basic Skills Review Level 3

    Credits: 1-10
    For students who need to study in only one or two basic areas. Students study for shorter periods of time, and remain only until their basic skills goals are met. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate CASAS score.
  
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    BASIC 074 - Basic Skills Review Level 4

    Credits: 1-10
    For students who need to study in only one or two basic areas. Students study for shorter periods of time, and remain only until their basic skills goals are met. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate CASAS score.
  
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    BASIC 075 - Basic High School Equivalency Test Preparation

    Credits: 1-15
    Helps students master the skills in writing, critical thinking, social studies, science, reading and mathematics to pass the high school equivalency test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate CASAS score.
  
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    BASIC 076 - Advanced High School Equivalency Test Preparation

    Credits: 1-15
    Helps students master the skills in writing, critical thinking, social studies, science, reading and mathematics to pass the high school equivalency test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and appropriate CASAS score.
  
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    BASIC 094 - Special Topics in Adult Basic Education 2

    Credits: 1-12
    Course content varies each time it is offered. Content may include ABE reading, writing, and math skills for specific content areas such as an integrated class with a career or technical program. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BASIC 095 - Special Topics in Adult Basic Education 3

    Credits: 1-12
    Course content varies each time it is offered. Content may include ABE reading, writing, and math skills for specific content areas such as an integrated class with a career or technical program. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BASIC 096 - Special Topics in Adult Basic Education 4

    Credits: 1-12
    Course content varies each time it is offered. Content may include ABE reading, writing, and math skills for specific content areas such as an integrated class with a career or technical program. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BASIC 097 - Special Topics in Adult Basic Education 5

    Credits: 1-12
    Course content varies each time it is offered. Content may include ABE reading, writing, and math skills for specific content areas such as an integrated class with a career or technical program. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BASIC 098 - Special Topics in Adult Basic Education 6

    Credits: 1-12
    Course content varies each time it is offered. Content may include ABE reading, writing, and math skills for specific content areas such as an integrated class with a career or technical program. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.

Biology

  
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    BIOL& 100 - Survey of Biology

    Credits: 5
    Presents fundamental topics from all areas of modern biology including the environment, ecology, and physiology and cell biology to non-biology majors. Uses examples from all the kingdoms of life.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    BIOL 103 - Introduction to Botany

    Credits: 5
    Presents fundamentals of plants at the cellular, organism, and population levels to non-biology majors. Covers plant structure and function, genetics, photosynthesis, ecological principles, and their inter-relationships.

    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    BIOL 110 - Northwest Ecology

    Credits: 5
    Presents the diversity, characteristics, and interactions of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine organisms, especially as they relate to community and ecosystem sustainability of the Pacific Northwest.

    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    BIOL 125 - Field Studies

    Credits: 3-5
    Focuses on natural history, ecological and environmental topics at specific geographical areas, and involves online, classroom and field work. A reference letter is required. Students must be able to walk 3-7 miles in one day, sleep outside, and follow class and instructor guidelines.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    BIOL 127 - Natural Science of Australia and New Zealand

    Credits: 5
    Focuses on the ecology of Australia and New Zealand, including ecosystems and human impact on ecosystems. Investigates the biodiversity, characteristics, and interactions of Australian flora and fauna within various habitats and ecosystems. Involves field observations and experiences. Does not meet the lab requirement.

    Prerequisite: Enrollment in Australia Study Abroad Program and eligible for  ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science
  
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    BIOL 140 - Field Trips in Biology

    Credits: 1
    Explores various biological ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Locations of the field trips vary from year to year.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  and instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Activity
  
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    BIOL& 160 - General Biology with Lab

    Credits: 5
    Introduces major concepts in cell biology, including science process, cell biochemistry, cell physiology and structure, molecular biology, genetics, and evolution. Course is a prerequisite for professional health-science programs. Format includes group work in a laboratory setting. Intended for health science majors.

    Prerequisite: ENGL& 101  with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Recommended: STRONGLY MATH 097  or higher and CHEM& 121 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    BIOL 177 - Biology Work Experience

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171 ; and eligible for  ENGL& 101 ; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    BIOL 194 - Special Topics-Biology 1

    Credits: 1-5
    Focuses on topics such as bird study, local plants, and environmental issues such as timber management and pollution in Puget Sound. Instructor lectures, leads class and group discussion and readings. May be repeated when a different topic is presented.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for  ENGL& 101 .
  
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    BIOL 195 - Special Topics-Biology 2

    Credits: 1-4
    A lab component that may be linked to BIOL 194 . Focuses on topics such as bird study, local plants, and environmental issues such as timber management and pollution in Puget Sound.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for  ENGL& 101 .
  
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    BIOL& 211 - Majors Cellular

    Credits: 6
    Helps students develop an understanding of the chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cell division, mitosis/meiosis, principles of inheritance, molecular genetics, DNA technology, and natural selection; interpret and evaluate biological information; and understand science as a process. For students planning to take advanced biology courses and/or completing pre-professional programs.

    Prerequisite: CHEM& 131  or CHEM& 163 ; and ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    BIOL& 212 - Majors Animal

    Credits: 6
    Surveys the animal kingdom in the context of evolution, taxonomic classification, fundamental physiology, and fundamental ecology. Focuses on selected representatives of the animal kingdom. Laboratory portion of this class corresponds to selected lecture topics, and provides hands-on experience.

    Prerequisite: BIOL& 211  and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    BIOL& 213 - Majors Plant

    Credits: 6
    Covers the phylogenetic relationships of flowering plants, photosynthesis, plant structure and function, water and mineral nutrition, control of growth and development, and animal and plant ecology. Presents topics using a problem solving approach to plant biology through observation and discussion. Stresses independent laboratory work. Successful students apply their understanding of the principles taught to new situations.

    Prerequisite: BIOL& 211  and eligible for  ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    BIOL& 241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

    Credits: 5
    First of a two-quarter sequence covering the study of human structure and function. Includes the study of cells, tissues and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Explores mechanisms of common human disease processes. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy, palpation, and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation. Prepares transfer students for careers in health profession fields.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  ; and AP 104  or BIOL& 160  or BIOL& 211 , all with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    BIOL& 242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

    Credits: 5
    Second of a two-quarter sequence covering the study of human structure and function. Includes the study of endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Explores mechanisms of common human disease processes. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy, palpation, and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation. Prepares transfer students for careers in health professions.

    Prerequisite: BIOL& 241  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    BIOL& 260 - Microbiology

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the characteristics and activities of microorganisms with emphasis on the role of microorganisms in medicine, the environment and industry. Topics include microbial classification, growth, metabolism, the role of microorganisms in disease, and immune responses of the host. Laboratory portion includes culture, identification and control of selected microorganisms.

    Prerequisite: AP 104 BIOL&212 , or BIOL&242  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and eligible for ENGL&101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    BIOL 298 - Independent Study-Biology

    Credits: 1-5
    Independent study of selected topic(s) in various areas of the biological sciences. Student and instructor determine topics and scope. Successful students apply their understanding of the principles taught to new situations.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL&101  and instructor’s permission.

Business Administration

  
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    B A 145 - Business Computation

    Credits: 5
    Sharpens the computational skills of students preparing to enter business employment. Provides a thorough review of basic arithmetic operations and their application to typical business problems. Also provides broad consumer education covering topics such as bank reconciliations, discounts, markups and markdowns, payroll, simple and compound interest and present value.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for MATH 062 , or BTAC 110  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    B A 146 - Intermediate Business Math

    Credits: 3
    Study of simple and compound interest, negotiable instruments, discounting notes, applying cash discounts and markup, the mathematics of payroll and payroll procedures, and calculation of adjusted gross income for tax purposes.

    Prerequisite: B A 145  or special placement.
  
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    B A 177 - Business Administration Work Experience 1

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    B A 178 - Business Administration Work Experience 2

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    B A 179 - Business Administration Work Experience 3

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.

Business Management

  
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    BUS& 101 - Introduction to Business

    Credits: 5
    Students sample the functional operations of any business, such as accounting, organization, personnel management, marketing, and social responsibility. Students also play the role of investor to experience the market process as it operates through contemporary financial institutions. A survey of the evolution of free market and command economies leads to understanding relationships of business with labor and government in today’s mixed economy.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 . Recommended: Writing skills.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    BUS 103 - Business Leadership

    Credits: 5
    Introduces and develops skills necessary for effective leadership. Topics include key traits of strong leaders, motivation of others, coaching skills, negotiation, conflict resolution, team management, diversity, and change management.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Activity
  
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    BUS 121 - Marketing Fundamentals

    Credits: 5
    Examines how to build a successful marketing strategy. Students learn to understand consumer behavior, identify target market segments, select distribution channels, price for profitability, and select promotional tactics. Emphasizes the integration of these marketing functions into an effective plan.

  
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    BUS 159 - Professional Selling

    Credits: 5
    Focuses on the interpersonal skills needed for success in a variety of sales and account management positions. Students develop skills in effective communication and relationship building, prospecting, sales presentations, and closing the sale. Students also develop skills that have a wide range of personal and professional applications.

  
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    BUS 164 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the fundamentals of small business startup and growth. Topics include development of business concept, strategic planning, marketing, financing, and an overview of international business. Examines important principles for businesses of any size.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 166 - Human Relations and Work Readiness

    Credits: 5
    Develops personal skills necessary for success in business. Topics include goal setting, time management, teamwork, communication, business etiquette, and making a positive impact in the workplace. Focuses on application of skills to maximize personal and professional effectiveness.

  
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    BUS 173 - Basic Financial Management

    Credits: 5
    Provides an introduction to financial management from both a personal and business perspective. Includes cash flow management, planning for major expenditures, the risks and returns of various investment vehicles, and the costs/benefits of using debt.

    Prerequisite: B A 145  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 175 - Career Management

    Credits: 1
    Students examine their personal and professional goals; learn about their strengths and weaknesses; and assemble a job portfolio consisting of cover letter, resume, and professional recommendations. Students build their professional network through informational interviews.

  
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    BUS 177 - Supervised Work Experience 1

    Credits: 1-6
    Workplace experience allows students to apply skills learned in the Business Management program. Internships approved by faculty coordinator can be paid or unpaid. Variable credit based on hours in internship.

    Prerequisite: Completion of at least 15 credits in Business Management and instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 180 - Supervised Work Experience 2

    Credits: 1-6
    Workplace experience allows students to apply skills learned in the Business Management program. Internships approved by faculty coordinator can be paid or unpaid. Variable credit based on hours in internship.

    Prerequisite: Completion of at least 15 credits in Business Management and instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 181 - Introduction to International Business

    Credits: 5
    Survey of topics related to international business and trades. Introduces students to the international business environment, trade theories, the basics of international monetary and political systems, and the effects of legal, political and cultural forces on the global economy.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    BUS 184 - International Business Strategies

    Credits: 5
    Practical application of international business concepts and strategies. Students complete case studies and projects related to sales, sourcing, and management in a global environment.

    Prerequisite: BUS 181  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 186 - International Marketing

    Credits: 5
    Examines marketing, advertising, packaging, branding and logistics issues impacting global markets. Students develop strategies addressing topics such as global markets, global advertising and marketing, and cultural dynamics in global markets. Introduces students to a marketing plan designed for global markets.

    Prerequisite: BUS 181  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 194 - Special Topics-Business Management 1

    Credits: 1-5
    Students study and train to meet established needs in business, sales, and supervision practices. Course content varies each time it is offered. Intended to meet the needs of each student.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 195 - Special Topics-Business Management 2

    Credits: 5
    Students study and train to meet established needs in business, sales, and supervision practices. Course content varies each time it is offered. Intended to meet the needs of each student.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 196 - Special Topics-Business Management 3

    Credits: 5
    Students study and train to meet established needs in business, sales, and supervision practices. Course content varies each time it is offered. Intended to meet the needs of each student.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS& 201 - Business Law and the Regulation of Business

    Credits: 5
    Focuses on business law and the regulation of business activities. Emphasizes contracts, the uniform commercial code, sales and secured transactions, bankruptcy, and third party contract rights. Illustrates concepts using the case method presentation approach.

    Prerequisite: READ 094 ; or eligible for READ 104 ; and POLS&200 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    BUS 202 - Introduction to Project Management

    Credits: 5
    Examines how to manage projects by planning, prioritizing, scheduling, budgeting, and monitoring the project. Emphasizes common tolls and methods used by project managers to complete projects on time and on budget.

  
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    BUS 257 - Customer Service Strategies

    Credits: 5
    Explores customer service as a competitive advantage in business and personal career development. Students learn to identify customer needs, solve problems, handle conflict, and exceed customer expectations.

  
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    BUS 258 - Principles of Management and Supervision

    Credits: 5
    Integrates and builds upon skills learned in previous Business Management courses. Students learn about strategic planning and decision making, leadership and motivation in the workplace, human resources, and various best practices of successful management.

    Prerequisite: BUS 103  and (BUS 164  or BUS&101 ); or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 259 - Customer Service Representative Practicum

    Credits: 5
    Students engage in a simulated contact center to develop proficiency in customer service by applying human relations, communications, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills.

  
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    BUS 300 - Introduction to Entrepreneurial Leadership

    Credits: 5
    Students study leadership theories, skills and practices necessary for effectiveness in varied entrepreneurial settings. Examines the interpersonal and strategic characteristics of the successful entrepreneur. Major topics include team dynamics, leading people, leading by example, leading projects, creating goals, and setting expectations.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; and BUS 121 ; and (BUS&101  or BUS 181 ); and (MATH&141  or MATH 147 ); or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 310 - Marketing Research and Analytics

    Credits: 5
    Students learn to formulate marketing goals by utilizing market research methods to collect, analyze, and evaluate marketing data and information. Topics include market research methods, data analysis and interpretation, research proposals, communicating research, and strategic applications of research.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; and BUS 121 ; and (BUS&101  or BUS 181 ); and (MATH&141  or MATH 147 ); or instructor’s permission. Recommended: MATH 256 .
  
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    BUS 335 - Integrated Marketing Communications

    Credits: 5
    Students learn to develop, measure, and evaluate an integrated marketing communications plan. Topics include situational and competitive analysis, target market segmentation, creative strategy, media planning and selection, budget determination, and measuring effectiveness of promotional program.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; and BUS 121 ; and (BUS&101  or BUS 181 ); and (MATH&141  or MATH 147 ); or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 340 - Project Management

    Credits: 5
    Examines the theories and best practices for completing projects on time, on budget, and to specification. Students learn to apply knowledge and skills to effectively initiate, plan, execute, and complete projects. Software-based project management tools are discussed. Course aligns with current PMBOK Guide.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 344 - Entrepreneurial Finance

    Credits: 5
    Students learn to apply financial management practices to obtain the financial capital necessary to operate and grow entrepreneurial ventures. Topics include financial statement analysis, valuation, determining financing needs, financing alternatives, and stages of financing.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; and BUS 121 ; and (BUS&101  or BUS 181 ); and (MATH&141  or MATH 147 ); or instructor’s permission. Recommended: STRONGLY ACCT 110  or ACCT&201 .
  
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    BUS 350 - Production Development and Innovation

    Credits: 5
    Students learn how to identify, design, produce, test, and evaluate a new product. Topics include identification of market opportunities, generation of product concepts, feasibility analysis, prototyping, supplier selection, production planning, and testing.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; and BUS 121 ; and (BUS&101  or BUS 181 ); and (MATH&141  or MATH 147 ); or instructor’s permission. Recommended: STRONGLY ACCT 110  or ACCT&201 .
  
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    BUS 360 - Sales and Negotiation

    Credits: 5
    Students learn to integrate selling and negotiation strategies to effectively create productive buyer-seller relationships. Topics include strategic prospecting, managing the sales funnel, developing sales proposals, applying interest-based negotiations principles, and developing options for mutual gain.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; and BUS 121 ; and (BUS&101  or BUS 181 ); and (MATH&141  or MATH 147 ); or instructor’s permission. Recommended: BUS 159 .
  
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    BUS 365 - Consumer Behavior

    Credits: 5
    Examines how and why people behave as buyers. Students learn how to analyze buyer behavior, consumer motivation, perception, attitudes, and influences. Topics include cultural and social influences, advertising and salesperson influences, market segmentation, and the decision-making process.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; and BUS 121 ; and (BUS&101  or BUS 181 ); and (MATH&141  or MATH 147 ); or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 385 - Operations Management for Competitive Advantage

    Credits: 5
    Students learn to apply operations management methods to increase results and streamline processes in small to medium-sized businesses. Topics include forecasting, process and facility selection, work design, production planning and scheduling, process improvement, and quality control.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; and BUS 121 ; and (BUS&101  or BUS 181 ); and (MATH&141  or MATH 147 ); or instructor’s permission. Recommended: MATH 256 .
  
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    BUS 390 - Digital Marketing

    Credits: 5
    Students learn how to apply digital marketing and analytic tools to create competitive and effective digital marketing programs. Topics include optimizing web and social content, online advertising, lead generation, email marketing, and web analytics.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; and BUS 121 ; and (BUS&101  or BUS 181 ); and (MATH&141  or MATH 147 ); or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 395 - Strategic Marketing and Management

    Credits: 5
    Examines how managers develop, implement, and evaluate strategic marketing decisions to maximize long-term profitability of a firm. Topics include analysis of competitor behavior, product line management, and long-term road mapping of product and branding strategy.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; and BUS 121 ; and (BUS&101  or BUS 181 ); and (MATH&141  or MATH 147 ); and (BUS 310 , BUS 335 , BUS 344 , BUS 350 , BUS 365 , and BUS 390 ); or instructor’s permission. Recommended: BUS 258 .
  
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    BUS 400 - Personal and Professional Branding

    Credits: 5
    Students apply personal and professional branding strategies to develop a comprehensive personal marketing and career plan. Topics include methods of conveying a consistent personal brand, career planning, job targeting, networking, personal marketing materials, effective use of social media, and involvement in targeted professional associations.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; and BUS 121 ; and (BUS&101  or BUS 181 ); and (MATH&141  or MATH 147 ); or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 401 - Special Topics: Marketing and Entrepreneurship 1

    Credits: 2
    Students study and train to meet established needs in business, marketing and entrepreneurship practices. Course content varies each time it is offered. Intended to meet the program outcomes associated with the Bachelors of Applied Science in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 402 - Special Topics: Marketing and Entrepreneurship 2

    Credits: 2
    Students study and train to meet established needs in business, marketing and entrepreneurship practices. Course content varies each time it is offered. Intended to meet the program outcomes associated with the Bachelors of Applied Science in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 403 - Special Topics: Marketing and Entrepreneurship 3

    Credits: 2
    Students study and train to meet established needs in business, marketing and entrepreneurship practices. Course content varies each time it is offered. Intended to meet the program outcomes associated with the Bachelors of Applied Science in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 404 - Special Topics: Marketing and Entrepreneurship 4

    Credits: 2
    Students study and train to meet established needs in business, marketing, and entrepreneurship practices. Course content varies each time it is offered. Intended to meet the program outcomes associated with the Bachelors of Applied Science in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 405 - Special Topics: Marketing and Entrepreneurship 5

    Credits: 2
    Students study and train to meet established needs in business, marketing, and entrepreneurship practices. Course content varies each time it is offered. Intended to meet the program outcomes associated with the Bachelors of Applied Science in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BUS 460 - Venture Launch 1

    Credits: 5
    Students work in teams to research, plan, and present a business proposal to business development counselors and institutional funding professionals. This a two-course sequence with BUS 490 .

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; and BUS 121 ; and (BUS&101  or BUS 181 ); and (MATH&141  or MATH 147 ); and BUS 395 ; or instructor’s permission.
  

Business Technologies & Administrative Careers

  
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    BTAC 080 - Keyboarding

    Credits: 2
    Uses keyboards to record words and data in the business office, as well as in personal communications. Enables a student to develop touch-keyboarding (typewriting) skills in a minimal amount of time. Introduces alphabet, number, and symbol keys to students with little or no keyboarding skills.

  
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    BTAC 090 - Office Accounting

    Credits: 5
    General presentation of financial accounting designed to meet the needs of the non-accountant in business. Develops fundamental accounting principles and applications from initial journal entries through the preparation of financial statements for service and merchandising firms. Topics include the accounting equation, the accounting cycle in service and merchandising firms, special journals, cash transactions, payroll, accounting professionals, and computerized accounting systems.

    Restriction: Accounting majors are not eligible for this class.
  
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    BTAC 100 - Fundamentals of Computers

    Credits: 5
    Introduction of computers for home and business applications. Course content includes history, terminology, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, desktop information management, and (OLE) Object Linking and Embedding. Covers an overview of the Internet. Also provides a foundation for all Business Division computer courses. A minimum typing speed of 20 wpm is recommended.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for READ 094 .
  
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    BTAC 101 - Beginning Keyboarding

    Credits: 5
    Uses keyboards to record words and data in the business office, as well as in personal communication. Students learn to operate the alphabet, number, and symbol keys on a computer by touch. Emphasizes speed and accuracy skill development. Students apply these computer skills to formatting basic business documents using a current word processing program. For students with little or no prior keyboarding instruction.

  
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    BTAC 102 - Intermediate Keyboarding

    Credits: 5
    Builds on the keyboarding skills and concepts developed in BTAC 101. Continues emphasis on speed and accuracy development on a computer keyboard. Students use a word processing program to refine formatting skills on basic business documents such as business letters, memorandums, reports, and tables.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 101  with a grade of 2.0 or higher or equivalent. Recommended: BTAC 112  and a minimum typing speed of 30 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 103 - Advanced Keyboarding

    Credits: 5
    Builds on the keyboarding skills and concepts developed in BTAC 102 . Continues emphasis on speed and accuracy development on a computer keyboard. Students use a word processing program to further refine formatting skills on a computer. Students enhance their ability to make decisions and to work independently.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 102  or equivalent and BTAC 112 , all with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Recommended: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 104 - Computer Fundamentals: Internet

    Credits: 2
    Self-paced course covering the following concepts: the Internet, using Microsoft Internet Explorer to access the World Wide Web, and using the more popular search engines. Recommended for students who are self-motivated, computer-literate, and self-disciplined. Presented as an independent learning environment with no instructor present.

  
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    BTAC 105 - Computer Fundamentals: Word

    Credits: 2
    Self-paced course covering the following concepts: Using Word to create documents, editing and proofing Word documents, and formatting Word documents. Recommended for students who are self-motivated, computer-literate, and self-disciplined. Presented as an independent learning environment with no instructor present.

  
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    BTAC 106 - Computer Fundamentals: Excel

    Credits: 2
    Self-paced course covering the following concepts: Using Excel to create worksheets, modifying Excel worksheets, formatting Excel worksheets, and creating charts. Recommended for students who are self-motivated, computer-literate, and self-disciplined. Presented as an independent learning environment with no instructor present.

  
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    BTAC 107 - Typing Speed and Accuracy 1

    Credits: 4
    For students who know the keyboard and would like extensive speed and accuracy skill development. Emphasizes proper technique, rhythm development, straight-copy skill, and accuracy. Knowledge of keyboard and a minimum typing speed of 30 wpm. This is a pass/no credit course.

 

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