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.

 

Geography

  
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    GEOG 120 - Introduction to Physical Geography

    Credits: 5
    Analyses the physical structure of the earth’s surface, including landforms, weather, climate, and biogeography. Emphasizes understanding of what makes each point on Earth unique and how humans interact with physical systems in multiple ways.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission. Recommended: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    GEOG 123 - Globalization

    Credits: 5
    Examines globalization from a geographic perspective, including the cultural and economic effects of rapid communication and transportation networks. Topics include the globalization of popular culture, economic systems, trade agreements, and arguments both for and against globalization.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    GEOG 190 - Geographic Exploration

    Credits: 5-10
    Field course designed to allow students to study the components that make up and contribute to the character of various selected, distinct landscapes while in the field. Skill training (kayak, glacier climbing, scuba, wilderness camping) and subject briefing sessions are usually a part of this course.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    GEOG& 200 - Human Geography

    Credits: 5
    The spatial study of cultural phenomena on earth. Examines the distribution of diverse cultures, ethnicities, languages, religions and economies at a global, as well as regional, scale. Analyzes current geographic problems in the context of migration, population growth, ethnic and religious identities, the colonial legacy and the growing forces of globalization.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
  
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    GEOG 201 - World Regional Geography

    Credits: 5
    Study of the world’s regional structure; analysis and interpretation of the world’s cultural, economic, and resource patterns.

    Recommended: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    GEOG 205 - Environmental Geography

    Credits: 5
    Studies the relationship between humans and the natural world. Topics include population, consumption, resources, pollution, agriculture, and sustainability. Emphasizes global climate change and the environmental systems of the Puget Sound bioregion.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  and MATH& 141 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    GEOG 210 - Mountain Geography

    Credits: 5
    Provides a geographic overview of mountains including the importance of mountain regions to humans, the formation, geomorphology, weather, climate, and biology of mountain regions. May include a one day field trip on a Saturday.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    GEOG 298 - Independent Study-Geography 1

    Credits: 1-5
    Permits students to individually pursue a special field of interest under the guidance of an instructor.

    Prerequisite: GEOG& 100 , GEOG 120 , or equivalent; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    GEOG 299 - Independent Study-Geography 2

    Credits: 1-5
    Permits students to individually pursue a special field of interest under the guidance of an instructor.

    Prerequisite: GEOG& 100 , GEOG 120 , or equivalent; and instructor’s permission.

Geology

  
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    GEOL& 101 - Introduction to Physical Geology

    Credits: 5
    Survey of the physical systems that give the Earth its form. Emphasizes the dynamic nature of interior and exterior processes and their relevance to humans. Laboratory class with field trips.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    GEOL 106 - Dinosaurs

    Credits: 5
    An introduction to the biology, behavior, evolution, and extinction of the dinosaurs and the ancient world they lived in. Examines the history of how dinosaur have been studied and the ways that scientific ideas about dinosaurs have been formulated, tested, and changed over time. Includes the chance to examine fossils of dinosaurs, other prehistoric animals, and ancient plants.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science
  
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    GEOL 107 - Fossils and Ancient Earth

    Credits: 5
    Introduces fossil animals, examines how life changed over geologic time, and discusses how dramatic changes in climates and other environmental conditions have impacted life on our planet. Topics covered include: how Earth formed and the first life evolved; how fossil and rocks form; patterns of extinction and evolution; and how fossils are used to reconstruct ancient geographic and environmental patterns.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    GEOL 117 - Natural Disasters with Lab

    Credits: 5
    An in-depth examination of the science behind natural disasters. Examines the causes and impacts of natural disasters, including: volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami, landslides, floods, global climate change, and meteorite impacts. Presents case studies with emphasis on the relative risks and mitigation strategies used in the Pacific Northwest.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 . Recommended: Eligible for MATH 097 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    GEOL 150 - Field Trips in Geology 1

    Credits: 1
    Investigates the geology of the Pacific Northwest. Locations of field trips vary from quarter to quarter. Some of the trips involve hiking up to three or four miles on variable terrain. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in GEOL, or GEOL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission. Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Activity
  
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    GEOL 151 - Dinosaurs: Museum Field Trips in Geology

    Credits: 1
    Students learn about dinosaur biology, behavior, and the reasons behind their extinction. Students examine fossils of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals during classroom discussions and students are guided through dinosaur exhibits at museums in the Puget Sound region. Students are responsible for any museum entry fees and transportation to and from museums. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
  
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    GEOL 152 - Field Trips in Geology 2

    Credits: 1
    Investigates the geology of the Pacific Northwest. Locations of field trips vary from quarter to quarter. Some of the trips involve hiking up to 3 or 4 miles on variable terrain. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in GEOL, or GEOL& 101 , or instructor’s permission. Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Activity
  
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    GEOL 153 - Field Trips in Geology 3

    Credits: 1
    Investigates the geology of the Pacific Northwest. Locations of field trips vary from quarter to quarter. Some of the trips involve hiking up to 3 or 4 miles on variable terrain. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in GEOL, or GEOL& 101 , or instructor’s permission. Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Activity
  
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    GEOL 200 - Geological Investigations of the National Parks

    Credits: 5
    An investigation of the geology of national parks of the U.S. and Canada. The primary emphasis is on the geology of the western park.

    Prerequisite: GEOL& 101  and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science
  
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    GEOL 206 - Earth History

    Credits: 5
    A study of the geological theories of the evolution of the earth, the oceans, the atmospheres, and life. Includes principles of physical stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, geochronology, plate tectonics, fossil identification, and the paleogeographic changes in North America through time.

    Prerequisite: GEOL& 101  and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    GEOL& 208 - Geology of the Pacific Northwest

    Credits: 5
    Covers the geological history of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Emphasizes the use of geologic principles in interpreting evidence found in landscapes and rocks. Includes field trips.

    Prerequisite: GEOL& 101  or equivalent and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    GEOL 299 - Independent Study-Geology

    Credits: 1-5
    Allows and encourages students to study independently in their special interest in geology. Course contents, type and scope of project are decided in conference between student and instructor.

    Prerequisite: GEOL& 101  and/or instructor’s permission and eligible for ENGL& 101 .

German

  
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    GERM& 121 - German I

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the systematic study of German with emphasis on speaking and listening. Includes basic grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and conversation practice.

    Prerequisite: No previous background in German, or no more than one year of high school German, or no more than two years of high school German with a grade of “C” average or less.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    GERM& 122 - German II

    Credits: 5
    Continues the systematic study of the language using the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

    Prerequisite: GERM& 121  or two years of high school German with a grade of “B” or higher or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    GERM& 123 - German III

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the systematic study of German with emphasis on speaking and listening. Includes basic grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and conversation practice. Fulfills University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences graduation requirements.

    Prerequisite: GERM& 122  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    GERM 194 - Special Studies-German

    Credits: 1-5
    Offers special subject matter that is not part of the regular German curriculum. Content varies depending upon requests from students or the opportunity to present unusual topics.


Health Education

  
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    HL ED 150 - Total Wellness

    Credits: 5
    Explores wellness and provides students with the information necessary to make informed choices and decisions regarding physical activity, diet/weight control, nutrition, death and dying, recognizing and reducing stress, relaxation techniques, relationships, environmental issues, and risk factors for disease. Taught by a team of instructors.

  
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    HL ED 160 - Applied Wellness

    Credits: 3
    Explores the application of concepts and principles in HL ED 150 , in addition to advanced concepts in wellness.

    Prerequisite: HL ED 150 .
  
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    HL ED 170 - Wellness Approach to Final Stages of Life

    Credits: 3
    Educates students about the issues surrounding death, dying, surviving and living. Topics include Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s Stages of Loss. Model, cross-cultural attitudes toward death, the dying person and one’s own death, grieving, epidemiology and danger signals of suicide, euthanasia, body disposal, wills, living wills, organ donation, and options for funeral arrangements. This wellness approach emphasizes celebration in quality of life.

    Prerequisite: HL ED 150 .
  
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    HL ED 180 - Food and Health

    Credits: 3
    Explores diet and its relationship to the health and vitality of the individual. Provides practical information necessary for evaluating nutritional needs, obtaining essential nutrients, gaining strategies for improving dietary intake, practicing food safety, and understanding food labeling. Also focuses on diet and weight control, body image, and eating disorders, along with diet and disease.

  
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    HL ED 190 - Standard First Aid/CPR

    Credits: 3
    American Red Cross requirement for First Aid and CPR certification may be met. Covers adult, child, and infant first aid, CPR, rescue breathing, medical emergencies, bandaging, splinting and transporting.

    Satisfies Requirement: Activity
  
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    HL ED 198 - Independent Study-Health

    Credits: 3
    For any student wishing to develop a basic knowledge in health when there is no offering in the regular curriculum.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.

Health Science

  
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    H SCI 104 - Fundamentals of Gerontology

    Credits: 3
    Study of physical, emotional and social processes involved in normal aging, plus a brief study of the pathology associated with the aging process. Emphasizes techniques used in maintaining independence, adjusting to the special problems of aging and the utilization of community resources. Open to health science majors interested in the aging process.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    H SCI 108 - College Success for Healthcare Exploration

    Credits: 2
    Enhances student learning in the Introductions to Health Care Careers program by exploring methods and strategies of improving study skills and habits that include the following: time management, note taking, efficient reading, test preparation and test taking, and understanding personal learning styles.

  
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    H SCI 110 - Exploring Healthcare Careers

    Credits: 3
    Explores career options in the healthcare field. Covers qualities of the health care worker, how to prepare for a career in health care, cultural issues in health care, and an overview of the many health care career options.

  
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    H SCI 111 - Beginning Medical Language

    Credits: 2
    Introduces students to words and abbreviations used in healthcare settings including components, definitions, and uses of medical terminology. Students develop an understanding of how these components and terms are used in a variety of healthcare settings, by healthcare providers, and in industry-specific communication.

  
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    H SCI 112 - Introduction to Healthcare Skills and Functions

    Credits: 2
    Students are instructed in general patient care basics including infection control and measuring vital signs, body mechanics and transfers along with professional behavior and awareness. Students also earn CPR/First Aid for healthcare professionals and HIV/AIDS certification and HIPAA certificates upon completion of the course.


High School Completion

  
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    HSC 020 - iGRAD Frameworks

    Credits: 1-10
    For iGRAD students only. Develops the academic and personal skills essential for success. These academic and Life management skills include learning strategies, techniques for time management, decision making, test preparation, and critical thinking.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    HSC 025 - Civics and Government

    Credits: 3-5
    Introduces students to the American political system; its core values and principles as set forth in foundational documents, as well as its origins, institutions and operations. Includes brief treatments of political parties, historic development of American politics, civil liberties, plus taxes and budgets. Introduces students to the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and of democratic civic involvement.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in READ 084 ; or eligible for ENGL 081  and READ 094 .
  
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    HSC 033 - High School Language Arts and Literature

    Credits: 5
    Introduces high school students to the critical reading and writing skills needed for the study of civics and history. Students work with primary documents, history texts, historic analysis, and quotations, and their own writing to identity the central ideas, summarize complex concepts, and to describe the explicit and implicit contents of text.

  
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    HSC 040 - Culminating Experience

    Credits: 3-5
    Fulfills the Washington state high school requirement for the culminating experience and post-high school graduation life planning. Instructor facilitates students to find their own passionate interests, and then use those interests to create a showpiece that can both wrap up their K-12 education and launch them into productive and satisfying adult lives. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in READ 084 ; or eligible for ENGL 081  and READ 094 .

History

  
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    HIST 021 - U.S. History 1

    Credits: 5
    Covers U.S. history from pre-Colombian times through Reconstruction. Explores topics in political, economic, social, intellectual, cultural, diplomatic and military history.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in READ 084  or eligible for READ 094  and ENGL 081 .
  
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    HIST 022 - U.S. History 2

    Credits: 5
    Covers U.S. History from Reconstruction to contemporary times. Explores topics in political, economic, social, intellectual, cultural, diplomatic and military history.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in READ 094  and ENGL 081 .
  
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    HIST 024 - Pacific Northwest and Washington State History

    Credits: 5
    Examines the emergence of the modern Pacific Northwest beginning with the earliest geological creation of the region and continuing with Native American habitation, contact with Euro-Americans, the development of trade and early settlement, the development of an industrial economy, the cycle of 20th century wars and depression, and the post-World War II emergence of the Pacific Northwest.

  
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    HIST 101 - The Ancient World

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the major world civilizations from pre-history through the medieval epoch, approximately 1300. Emphasizes socio-political formations, cultural and religious expressions of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST 102 - Early Modern World

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the major world civilizations from the medieval to the modern epoch, approximately 1800. Emphasizes the Renaissance and Reformation, Age of Science and Enlightenment, Colonial and Trans-Atlantic Age, Age of Revolution, Ming and Qing China, and Age of Empire in the Middle East.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST 103 - The Modern World

    Credits: 5
    Introduces world history in the 19th and 20th centuries. Themes include industrialization, cultural revolutions, political modernization, colonialism and decolonization, world wars, Cold War, globalization, terrorism, and other contemporary problems.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
  
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    HIST 120 - History of the Movies

    Credits: 5
    Examines the emergence of movies as a form of popular culture during the early decades of the 20th century, traces their development through the introduction of sound and color, the competition with the new medium of television, and concludes with the movie’s emergence as a pervasive world culture at the beginning of the 21st century.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST 122 - History of Australian Movies

    Credits: 5
    Examines the emergence of a unique Australian cinema during the early decades of the 20th century, the struggle to maintain independence from the Hollywood and British film industry, and the development of an internationally recognized Australian style in the later decades of the 20th century.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST 135 - The United States Since 1940

    Credits: 5
    Surveys U.S. history since 1940. Explores topics in social, cultural, intellectual, economic, political, military and foreign affairs history. Studies the contributions of minorities and women to U.S. history.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST& 136 - U.S. History I

    Credits: 5
    First quarter survey of U.S. history commencing with Native American origins and concluding with Reconstruction. Emphasizes the contributions of minority groups in the development of U.S. society. Focuses on major interpretations and revisionist schools of historical literature.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST& 137 - U.S. History II

    Credits: 5
    Second quarter survey of U.S. history, commencing in 1877 and ending with contemporary affairs. Emphasizes the contributions of minority groups to the development of American society. Focuses on major interpretations and revisionist schools of historical literature.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST 194 - Special Studies-History

    Credits: 1-3
    Students develop a unique experience while working at local museums. Students learn or work with a local historical organization in gathering, preserving, organizing and managing of historical records at the local, state and federal level; and learn procedures in determining and preserving historic sites.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    HIST& 214 - Pacific Northwest History

    Credits: 5
    Examines the emergence of the modern Pacific Northwest beginning with the earliest geological creation of the region and continuing with Native American habitation, contact with Euro-Americans, the development of trade and early settlement, the development of an industrial economy, the cycle of 20th century wars and depression, and the post-World War II emergence of the Pacific Northwest.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST& 215 - Women in U.S. History

    Credits: 5
    A brief survey of gender and U.S. history from pre-Colombian times to the present. Explores topics in cultural, ethnic, intellectual, political, social, and economic history.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission. Satisfies a social science and the diversity course requirements for AA-DTA degree.
  
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    HIST 220 - History of American Civilization

    Credits: 5
    Examines the history of the United States through the process of becoming a modern world power. Gives attention to immigrants of North America; the conquest, and colonization of the continent; the contribution of minority groups, nation-building and myth-making; sectional and regional conflicts; industrialization and post-industrialization; and the emergence of the United States as a major world power.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST 224 - African-American History

    Credits: 5
    A broad survey of African American history. Begins with an overview of West African cultures prior to the rise of the slave trade and ends with a discussion of modern events. Topics include the rise of slavery in the Americas, the origin and development of American ideas about race, the formation of an African-American culture, the Civil War and emancipation, the era of Jim Crow, and the struggle for civil rights from the 18th century to the present. Explores various interpretations and theoretical ideas about African American history. Shows that African American history is central to U.S. history.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
  
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    HIST 226 - Asian-American History

    Credits: 5
    Explores the experiences of Asians in the U.S. from the period of immigration to the present. Emphasizes the immigrant experience, the impact of exclusionary immigration laws, the development of ethnic Asian-American communities, and post-1965 developments. Surveys the experiences of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Asian-Indian, and Southeast- Asian refugees.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
  
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    HIST 228 - Latinos in the United States

    Credits: 5
    Examines the historical, social and economic experience of Latinos in the United States. Begins with the Spanish borderlands in the 16th century and ends with contemporary affairs. Explores the histories of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans and Central Americans in the United States within the context of U.S. relations with the countries of origin and changes over time in the U.S. society and economy. Assesses the historical construction of race and ethnicity, gender, and the changing forms of identity.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
  
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    HIST 230 - 20th Century Europe

    Credits: 5
    Offers a broad survey of European history in the twentieth century. Covers events such as World War I; the Bolshevik Revolution and the ensuing Soviet experiment; the Spanish Civil War; Nazism, World War II, and the Holocaust; the post-colonial legacy; the Cold War in Europe; the collapse of communism; and the Balkan Wars in the 1990’s. Focuses on primary documents, including memoirs, novels, political manifestos, and government and other official documents. Includes Model European Parliament, Model United Nations, and/or Model International Court of Justice.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST 231 - Modern Asia

    Credits: 5
    Deals with the historical factors that shaped the domestic and international relations of China, Japan, and Korea. Focuses on the evolution of political and economic power of those countries from 1850 to the present. Gives attention to the role of religious and philosophical backgrounds and to the changes that occurred in the economic, social and political structures of these societies.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST 232 - Renaissance and Reformation

    Credits: 5
    Examines intellectual, religious and cultural change during the Renaissance, Reformation and scientific revolution in Europe, approximately 1350-1650 CE. Gives attention to Renaissance politics and society. Explores Reformation from religious and cultural perspectives, as well as competing early modern cosmologies through a comparison of the witch-hunting craze with the nascent world of modern science.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST 233 - History of Latin America

    Credits: 5
    Surveys the history of Latin America from its indigenous, Iberian, and African roots through contemporary affairs. Assesses the historical construction of racial, class, and gender inequalities. Emphasizes the historical diversity of the region and examines common social, economic and political problems.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
  
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    HIST 235 - History of Great Britain

    Credits: 5
    Examines the history of Britain from the island’s first inhabitants through the long and difficult struggles to become the United Kingdom. Gives attention to the various social and political groups that have dominated British life during the past and the present. For the London quarter, particular attention is given to the city of London as the center of British life and culture.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST 237 - History of Australia and New Zealand

    Credits: 5
    Examines the history of the Australasian nations of Australia and New Zealand from the first human inhabitation of Australia some 60,000 years ago and the Maori settlement of New Zealand some 900 years ago through the long and often difficult processes of becoming the modern island nations of Australia and New Zealand. Gives attention to the various groups who have migrated to Australasia, the European exploration and colonization of the area, the development of settlements and colonial governments, the move to nationhood in the late 19th century, and the emergence of the modern nations of Australia and New Zealand in the 20th century

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST 240 - The Civil War

    Credits: 5
    Studies the events and conditions leading to the Civil War, the conflict itself, and the war’s legacy. Begins with a review of the roots of slavery in the British colonies, the consolidation of slavery as a major institution, and its increasing influence in the polarization of the young republic. Examines a number of important developments such as the Missouri Compromise, Manifest Destiny, the divisive events of the 1850s, the election of Abraham Lincoln, the constitutional crisis and secession, the Confederacy and Unions political, economic, and military strategies, the reality of total war, the military campaigns and decisive battles. Concludes with an examination of the legacy of conflict.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST 245 - The Second World War

    Credits: 5
    Examines the history of World War II from its long-term origins in the post-WWI era, through the rise of dictators and imperial conquest in the 1930’s. Examines key figures and events of the war: from Hitler to FDR; from the nature of warfare to domestic fronts; from Pacific to the European theaters; from the Holocaust to the atomic bombs. Gives special attention to the various ethnic, religious, and political groups affected by World War II.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST 250 - The Vietnam War

    Credits: 5
    Traces the background of the Vietnam War to the eventual direct involvement of the United States, Russia and China in the revolt of the Vietnamese against French colonialism in Indo-China. A major portion of the course deals with the period from the defeat of the French at Dienbienphu in 1954 to the defeat of South Vietnam by the North in April 1975. Examines recent historical interpretations and debates over the war.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    HIST 299 - Independent Study-History

    Credits: 1-5
    Permits a student to pursue a special field of interest under the guidance of an instructor.

    Prerequisite: 5 credits of HIST 100 or 200 level and instructor’s permission.

Humanities

  
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    HUMAN 110 - Background for the Humanities

    Credits: 5
    Study of the common language of the arts and humanities and their relationship to the societies in which they were created. Includes the study of critical concepts and vocabulary, as well as common motifs and elements in the humanities. Also includes the study of the relationship between arts and humanities of a culture and that cultures economic, political and technological environment.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    HUMAN 133 - People, Language and Culture

    Credits: 5
    Surveys the human experience by sampling the world’s cultures based on evidence. Examines documents and remnants of archeological, anthropological and mythological proof of the human experience. Focuses on the relationship between people, language and culture and the evolutionary changes that languages and cultures have undergone in order to arrive at their current state. Incorporates anthropological linguistics, philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history and modern languages as a basis to study modern people language and culture. With modern technology such as (Rosetta Stone), students explore the sounds, structures and written forms of a panorama of world languages in coordination with contextual study of the particular culture.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    HUMAN 142 - Introduction to Japanese Life and Culture

    Credits: 5
    Students learn the various aspects of Japanese traditional and popular culture from a Western perspective. Incorporates key features of Japanese culture such as history, film, and art. Integrates other popular culture media such as anime and manga.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 . Recommended: College-level reading.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    HUMAN 146 - Introduction to Chinese Culture and Life

    Credits: 5
    Students learn about various aspects of Chinese traditional and modern culture. Key features of Chinese culture such as history, philosophy, nationalities, arts and language will be incorporated. Also includes integration of other well-known cultural aspects such as martial arts, foods and traditional medicine. Students will understand primary differences between Chinese core culture and Western culture. Students discuss the role of traditional culture in the current economic development of China.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 . Recommended: College-level reading.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    HUMAN 160 - Introduction to the Study of Gender in the Humanities

    Credits: 5
    Examines theoretical concepts and themes of gender through the lens of the Humanities (including literature, philosophy, film, communication studies, and popular culture, among other subjects). Course synthesizes historical and social analyses into inquiry about the human experience and expression of gender. Course specifically examines issues such as language, media’s treatment of gender, and gender and power, relating each of these to the formation of our gendered and human identities.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    HUMAN 186 - Peoples of the World

    Credits: 5
    Provides students with multicultural insights into the peoples of other countries. Examines people as a total cultural product: history, geography, literature, art, music, architecture, religion and politics. The country studied may change each time the course is offered. May be part of a field course.

    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    HUMAN 190 - Latin American Culture Through Literature

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the study of Latin American culture through important works of literature that explore the complex social relations and culture of the region. Analyzes how Latin American literature has reflected cultural changes throughout the history of the region such as the impact of the conquest and slavery; the influence of patriarchy/machismo and marianism in gender relations; the problematic relations with the U.S., the history of dictatorship and social revolution in Latin America. Focuses on preparing students to understand Latin America to be prepared to function in our globalized world.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Diversity
  
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    HUMAN 191 - Latin America in Film

    Credits: 5
    Explores the relationship between film and cultural interpretation and understanding of Latin America. Considers the history of cinema in Latin America. Focuses on how film has been used to interpret Latin American culture and how we can use it to understand Latin American past and present with special emphasis on discussing the complex history and social problems of the region. Also explores common stereotypes with which Latin America has been portrayed in main stream U.S. movies. No knowledge of Spanish language required. Cross-listed with FILM 191 .

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Diversity
  
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    HUMAN 192 - Introduction to Spanish Life and Culture

    Credits: 5
    Students learn the various aspects of Spanish culture through the humanities. Students explore Spanish culture through history, literature and film. Explores the diverse cultural influences that have converged to influence the resulting Spanish culture of Spain.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    HUMAN 193 - Introduction to Francophone Life and Culture

    Credits: 5
    Students learn the various aspects of francophone culture through the humanities. Students discover the history, literature, art and film of the francophone world. Students also gain an appreciation of the many diverse cultural influences that make up the French Speaking world.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    HUMAN 194 - Special Studies-Humanities

    Credits: 5
    Special subject matter that is not part of the regular curriculum. Content varies from course to course, depending on requests from students, or the opportunity to present unusual topics.

  
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    HUMAN 200 - Latin American Women: Struggles and Literature

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the study of Latin American Women’s struggles through important literature produced by Latin American women, to explore the historical construction of masculinity and femininity in the region, the role of politics and ideologies in that construction, the intersection of gender, race, class, ethnicity and nationality and the social movements that have impacted the lives of women in the region.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Diversity
  
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    HUMAN 224 - Women and World Religions

    Credits: 5
    Explores feminine perspectives of religion and spirituality in classical and indigenous religions today and throughout history. Examines images of the divine, mythological presentations, as well as roles and practices of women in each tradition through the study of traditional writings, feminist themes and feminist theologies. Addresses questions such as: What do sacred sources in traditional religions say about women and issues of gender; and how both men and women in society used oral and written sacred narratives.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Diversity

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training

  
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    IBEST 002 - Introduction to Careers for ESOL 2

    Credits: 3-15
    Provides an introduction for students interested in participating in an IBEST. Allows students to learn about each IBEST program and its’ requirements. Gives students the necessary information to choose a program, while teaching the students study skills, employability skills, and improve their English in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: ESOL 011  or appropriate CASAS score; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 003 - Introduction to Careers for ESOL 3

    Credits: 3-15
    Provides an introduction for ESOL level 3 students interested in participating in an IBEST. Allows students to learn about each IBEST program and its requirements. Gives students the necessary information to choose a program, while teaching the students study skills, employability skills, and improve their English in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: ESOL 012  or appropriate CASAS score; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 004 - Introduction to Careers for ESOL 4

    Credits: 3-15
    Provides an introduction for ESOL Level 4 students interested in participating in an IBEST. Allows students to learn about each IBEST program and its requirements. Gives students the necessary information to choose a program, while teaching the students study skills, employability skills, and improve their English in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: ESOL 012  or appropriate CASAS score; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 032 - Early Childhood Education Success for ESOL 5

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST option for ECE where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skills demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, and increase job search skills. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Placement based on assessment measure; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 033 - Early Childhood Education Success for ESOL 6

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST option for ECE where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skills demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, and increase job search skills. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Placement based on assessment measure; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 035 - Early Childhood Education Success for TS 3

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST option for ECE where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skills demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, and increase job search skills. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Placement based on assessment measure; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 036 - Early Childhood Education Success for TS 4

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST option for ECE where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skills demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, and increase job search skills. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Placement based on assessment measure; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 037 - Early Childhood Education Success for TS 5

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST option for ECE where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skills demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, and increase job search skills.

    Prerequisite: Placement based on assessment measure; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 038 - Early Childhood Education Success for TS 6

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST option for ECE where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skills demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, and increase job search skills.

    Prerequisite: Placement based on assessment measure; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 043 - BTAC Success for ESOL 6

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST option for BTAC where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skills demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, and increase job search skills. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Placement based on assessment measure; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 046 - BTAC Success for TS 4

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST option for BTAC where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skills demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, and increase job search skills. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Placement based on assessment measure; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 047 - BTAC Success for TS 5

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST option for BTAC where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skills demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, and increase job search skills. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Placement based on assessment measure; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 048 - BTAC Success for TS 6

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST option for BTAC where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skills demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, and increase job search skills. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Placement based on assessment measure; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 051 - Carpentry Success for ESOL 4

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST program for Carpentry where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare safety presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skill demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, apply math skills, and increase job search skills.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 052 - Carpentry Success for ESOL 5

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST program for Carpentry where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare safety presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skill demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, apply math skills, and increase job search skills.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 053 - Carpentry Success for ESOL 6

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST program for Carpentry where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare safety presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skill demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, apply math skills, and increase job search skills.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 054 - Carpentry Success for TS 2

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST program for Carpentry where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare safety presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skill demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, apply math skills, and increase job search skills.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 055 - Carpentry Success for TS 3

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST program for Carpentry where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare safety presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skill demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, apply math skills, and increase job search skills.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    IBEST 056 - Carpentry Success for TS 4

    Credits: 3-10
    A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST program for Carpentry where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare safety presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skill demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, apply math skills, and increase job search skills.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
 

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