Sep 15, 2019  
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.

 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 110 - Practical Financial Accounting 1

    Credits: 5
    Elementary course covering the complete accounting cycle for service and merchandising businesses, as well as the basic functions of analyzing, classifying, recording, and summarizing accounting data. Topics may include journals, ledgers, worksheets, adjusting entries and financial statement preparation, receivables, payables and banking procedures. Includes a computerized general ledger application.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for READ 104  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    ACCT 111 - Practical Financial Accounting 2

    Credits: 5
    A continuation of ACCT 110  with an emphasis on generally-accepted accounting principles. Topics may include payroll, special journals, receivables, payables, bad debts, notes and inventories. Includes computerized accounting applications.

    Prerequisite: ACCT 110  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    ACCT 112 - QuickBooks for Accounting

    Credits: 5
    The capstone financial accounting course for the accounting certificate. Provides hands-on experience in computerized, integrated accounting systems. Covers accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory and job costs.

    Prerequisite: ACCT 110  or ACCT& 201 ; and BTAC 100  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    ACCT 113 - Practical Accounting

    Credits: 5
    A continuation of ACCT 111 . The last in the financial accounting series for the Associate in Applied Arts in Accounting. Topics may include accounting for property, plant and equipment, partnerships and corporations, bonds payable, the statement of cash flows, financial statement analysis and manufacturing accounting. May include integrated general ledger accounting software applications and spreadsheet applications.

    Prerequisite: ACCT 111  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and B A 145 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    ACCT 118 - Individual Taxation

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the principles and problems in tax accounting for individuals. Includes the concepts of gross income, adjusted gross income, taxable income, deductions, exemptions, and credits. Provides experience in completing tax reporting forms manually and with tax return preparation software.

    Prerequisite: ACCT 111  or ACCT& 201  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    ACCT 121 - Payroll Accounting

    Credits: 5
    Introduces payroll calculations, payroll taxes, and record and report preparation. Includes a manual payroll project and computerized payroll accounting applications.

    Prerequisite: ACCT 110  or ACCT& 201  with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
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    ACCT 175 - Accounting Instructor Aide

    Credits: 1-5
    Students assist the instructor. Aides work with other students in accounting classes, answering their questions, and doing tutorial-type work.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ACCT& 201 - Principles of Accounting I

    Credits: 5
    The first course in the accounting transfer sequence. Introduces basic principles, concepts, theories and procedures of recording, analyzing, and interpreting financial data. Students learn fundamentals of the accounting cycle, recording and classifying of transactions, and construction of financial statements. Students study manual and electronic accounting systems, accounting for cash, internal control, receivables, payables, and inventory. Includes computer application.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  and MATH 147 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    ACCT& 202 - Principles of Accounting II

    Credits: 5
    The second course in the accounting transfer sequence. Topics include fixed assets, liability and equity sections of the balance sheet, the statement of cash flows, and financial statement analysis. Uses problem solving and application of generally- accepted accounting principles to promote critical reasoning. Includes computer application.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  and MATH 147 ; and ACCT& 201  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission. Recommended: BUS& 101  and computer spreadsheet skills.
  
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    ACCT& 203 - Principles of Accounting III

    Credits: 5
    The third course in the accounting transfer sequence. Covers introductory concepts of managerial accounting. Topics include absorption and variable costing, job costing, cash and capital budgeting. Includes computer application.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  and MATH 147 ; and ACCT& 202  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission. Recommended: ECON& 202  and MATH 147  prior to enrolling in this course and computer spreadsheet skills.
  
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    ACCT 325 - Accounting for Decision Makers

    Credits: 5
    An intensive study of accounting in various business environments. Emphasizing the relevance of accounting information to managers in various areas of business. Topics covered include: the interpretation and analysis of financial statements, cost analysis and cost behavior, budgeting, and cost/volume/profit relationships. Students are expected to critically evaluate and offer possible solutions for business problems.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Applied Management program; and (ACCT 110  and ACCT 111 ) or ACCT& 201 ; or instructor’s permission.

Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing

  
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    AAM 101 - Principles of Precision Machining 1

    Credits: 13
    Covers conventional machining, basic blueprint reading and math, health and safety, and introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining. Coursework is divided between lab assignments, lecture and reading/workbook assignments. Students spend their time divided between lecture and lab work each week with a significant amount of lab time dedicated to conventional mills and lathes. Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    AAM 102 - Principles of Precision Machining 2

    Credits: 13
    Covers advanced blueprint reading skills including understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), applied math skills including geometry and trigonometry, CNC machine programming and operation. Coursework is divided between lab assignments, lecture and reading/workbook assignments. Student spends a significant portion of the lab time dedicated to conventional mills and lathes. Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    AAM 103 - Machine Maintenance 1

    Credits: 13
    Covers industry and workplace safety awareness and practices in-depth. Prepares the entry level machine maintenance technician with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain, diagnose, and repair elementary hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Introduces students to the fundamental mechanical concepts necessary for the installation, operation, and maintenance of industrial machinery. Students acquire the skills to design and interpret industrial prints and component schematics. Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 081 , MATH 072  and READ 104 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    AAM 104 - Machine Maintenance 2

    Credits: 13
    Covers techniques of assembling, rigging, and installing mechanical equipment. Students learn to work with mechanical transmission devices, including procedures for installation, removal, and maintenance. Upon completion students will have an understanding of preventive, predictive, corrective, and reliability-centered maintenance. Students study the development of a comprehensive maintenance program and learn how to use a computerized maintenance management system. Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 081 , MATH 072  and READ 104 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    AAM 105 - Quality Assurance 1

    Credits: 7
    Helps student to select, set-up and inspect machine parts, based on specifications and tolerancing standards. Students learn to read and interpret GD&T information along with standard tolerances. Students practice set-up, record measurements, and determine discrepancies in Co-Ordinate Measuring Machines (CMM). Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 081 , MATH 072  and READ 104 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    AAM 106 - Quality Assurance 2

    Credits: 7
    Prepares the students for the knowledge and skills required to effectively write instructions or “tie-ins”. Topics include operation of mechanical lifts, knowledge of the different fasteners and allowable substitutions, use of computer for data search and input, and understanding of statistical process controls. Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 081 , MATH 072  and READ 104 .
  
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    AAM 107 - Inspection 1

    Credits: 7
    Prepares the students to read and interpret drawings for the inspection segment of the manufacturing industry. Includes drawing symbols, thread nomenclature, and dimension conversion: metric to inch and inch to metric, notes and title blocks, and dimensioning systems. Students get an understanding of assembly and manufacturing processes and safe working practices and emergency procedures. Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 081 , MATH 072  and READ 104 .
  
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    AAM 108 - Inspection 2

    Credits: 7
    Helps the student to select and set-up and inspect machine parts, based on specifications and tolerancing standards. Students learn to read and interpret GD&T information along with standard tolerances. Students practice set up, record measurements and determines discrepancies with Co-ordinate Measuring Machines (CMM). Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 081 , MATH 072  and READ 104 .
  
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    AAM 111 - Print Reading for Inspection

    Credits: 4
    Read and interpret drawings for the inspection segment of the manufacturing industry. Includes drawing symbols, thread nomenclature, and dimension conversion: metric to inch and inch to metric, notes and title blocks, and dimensioning system.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 081 , MATH 072  and READ 104 .
  
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    AAM 112 - Inspection Measuring Basics

    Credits: 3
    Assembly and manufacturing processes and safe working practices and emergency procedures. Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 081 , MATH 072  and READ 104 .
  
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    AAM 113 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Quality Inspection

    Credits: 4
    Students select, set up and inspect machine parts, based on specifications and tolerancing standards. Students learn to read and interpret Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) information along with standard tolerances.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 081 , MATH 072  and READ 104 .
  
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    AAM 114 - Computerized Measuring for Inspection

    Credits: 3
    Students select, set up and inspect machine parts, based on specifications and tolerancing standards. Students learn to read and interpret Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) information along with standard tolerances.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 081 , MATH 072  and READ 104 .

American Minority and Ethnic Studies

  
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    AMES 100 - Introduction to American Minority and Ethnic Studies

    Credits: 5
    Social and historical overview of the interrelationships between Native American, African American, Latino and Asian Americans in the United States. Focuses on relations with each other and with the dominant society.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
  
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    AMES 103 - Intersections of Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality

    Credits: 5
    Overview of the intersections of race, gender, class and sexuality. Students shift from thinking of these as separate demographic attributes to an understanding of how these systems of oppression reinforce each other, structure people’s experiences, shape identity formation, determine life chances and create social continuity and conflict.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
  
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    AMES 105 - Social Inequality and Change in American Sports

    Credits: 5
    Examines issues of diversity in American sports from 1900 to the present. Topics include the ways in which social inequality affects access to and participation in sports, how sports contribute to the stereotyping of marginalized groups in society and the ways in which athletes and sports have been agents of social change by challenging norms and assumptions concerning race, gender, sexuality and ability.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
  
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    AMES 150 - Race and Ethnicity in the Pacific

    Credits: 5
    An interdisciplinary social and theoretical overview of the interrelationships that exist among various groups in the Northwest consisting of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Focuses on the historical, economical, political and social connections of Native American, African American, Latino/a, and Asian American/Pacific Islander with each other and with the dominant society.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
  
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    AMES 194 - Special Topics-American Minority and Ethnic Studies

    Credits: 1-5
    Focuses on a special topic in ethnic studies. Course presentations develop theoretical concepts for students. Students may repeat the course when a different topic is presented.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    AMES 211 - Nuu-Chah-Nulth Indians

    Credits: 5
    Examines the Nuu-Chah-Nulth peoples of the Northwest Coast, as they are known from historical, ethnographic and informant sources. A field course in conjunction with the Clayoquot Sound Summer Program. Cross-listed with ANTH 211  and S SCI 211 .

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    AMES 214 - Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

    Credits: 5
    Overview of major sociological perspectives in the study of race and ethnicity in society, including group relations, social stratification, and social change. Students survey theories, data, and sociohistorical/cultural processes useful for better understanding today’s social world. Emphasizes using sociological scholarship to solve modern racial dilemmas. Cross-listed with SOC 214 .

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
  
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    AMES 299 - Independent Study-American Minority and Ethnic Studies

    Credits: 1-5
    Allows and encourages a student to study independently in an area of their special interests in American and ethnic minority studies. Student and instructor decide course content, type and scope of work.

    Prerequisite: AMES 100  and instructor’s permission.

Anthropology

  
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    ANTH& 100 - Survey of Anthropology

    Credits: 5
    Provides a basic understanding of the four sub-fields of anthropology: Physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and sociocultural anthropology. Units of study include evolution, culture, human biological and cultural origins, primate behavior, pre-history, language acquisition, and cultural development.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    ANTH& 104 - World Prehistory

    Credits: 5
    Exploration of some of the most well-known archaeological discoveries from the distant and recent past (such as Olduvai Gorge, Ice Age Caves, Jericho, Egyptian pyramids, Harappa, Stonehenge, Xianyang, Teotihuacan, Cahokia, Mesa Verde, Great Zimbabwe, Chichen Itza, Machu Picchu, Ozette, etc.). Offers global coverage and scientific interpretation of archaeological evidence for our human past.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    ANTH 108 - Food, Drink and Culture

    Credits: 5
    Food and drink are essential components to human survival and as such the center of a myriad of human activities throughout human history. A cross-cultural and global view of food and drink that examines these essentials of life from the cultural, biological, archaeological, and linguistic perspectives of Anthropology.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    ANTH 194 - Special Topics-Anthropology 1

    Credits: 1-5
    Focuses on a special topic in anthropology. Course presentations develop theoretical concepts for students. Students may repeat the course when a different topic is presented.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    ANTH& 204 - Archaeology

    Credits: 5
    An introduction to the techniques, methods and goals of archaeological research, including excavation and dating of archaeological materials and general problems encountered in explaining archaeological phenomena.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    ANTH& 205 - Biological Anthropology

    Credits: 5
    Study of human evolution including the theories of evolution by natural selection and other means. Examines human evolution through the fossil record, the comparison of human and non-human primates in behavior and morphology, and modern human variations and their implications to human adaptation.

    Prerequisite: ANTH& 100 , BIOL& 100 , or BIOL& 211 ; or instructor’s permission. Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Social Science
  
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    ANTH& 206 - Cultural Anthropology

    Credits: 5
    Study of the field of sociocultural anthropology with emphasis on the nature of culture, types of social systems in society, and the way they work. Includes theoretical and methodological issues in anthropology and ethnographic studies, while examining cross-cultural perspectives.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ;or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
  
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    ANTH& 207 - Linguistic Anthropology

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the sub-discipline of linguistics within the larger discipline of anthropology. Covers methods and theories in the study of language in anthropology including the structure of language; language through history; a comparison between human and non-human communication; the innate human capacity for language; the relationship between language, thought, and culture; and the study of language, power, and identity. Course emphasizes cross-cultural perspective.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    ANTH& 210 - Indians of North America

    Credits: 5
    Study of the Indians of North America (north of Mexico) as they are known from historical and ethnographic sources. Covers the representative cultures of all the major regions with some greater emphasis on the northwest coast.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
  
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    ANTH 211 - Nuu-Chah-Nulth-Indians

    Credits: 5
    Covers the historical, ethnographic and informant sources of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth peoples of the Northwest Coast. A field course in conjunction with the Clayoquot Sound Summer Program. Cross-listed with AMES 211  and S SCI 211 .

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    ANTH& 216 - Northwest Coast Indians

    Credits: 5
    Covers the historical, ethnographic and informant sources of the Native American cultures of the Northwest Coast (a cultural area extending from southern Alaska to northern California with an internal boundary of the Cascade Mountains).

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    ANTH 220 - Sex, Gender and Culture

    Credits: 5
    Presents an evolutionary, comparative, and holistic approach to sex and gender from the perspective of Anthropology. Explores the concepts of sex and gender through all four fields (cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics). Course materials illustrate how ideas about sex and gender vary in different times and cultures.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    ANTH& 234 - Religion and Culture

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the concepts and theories characterizing the anthropological study of religion as a system within culture. Focuses on the cross-cultural examination of religious organizations, beliefs, rituals and practitioners.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    ANTH& 235 - Cross-Cultural Medicine

    Credits: 5
    Uses ethnographic, informant and popular sources to study cross-cultural examination of health beliefs, care systems and healer/patient relationships.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    ANTH& 236 - Forensic Anthropology

    Credits: 5
    Covers the application of physical anthropology to medico-legal death investigation. Introduces the science of skeletal biology, the associated concepts of human variation, and their applications within a forensic context.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    ANTH 273 - Field Archeology

    Credits: 1-10
    Provides the student with fieldwork in archaeology through experiences in site survey, excavation, recording, classifying, cataloging and reporting.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 100  and eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
  
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    ANTH 294 - Special Topics-Anthropology 2

    Credits: 1-5
    Focuses on a special topic in anthropology. Course presentations develop theoretical concepts for students. Students may repeat the course when a different topic is presented.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    ANTH 298 - Independent Study-Anthropology 1

    Credits: 1-5
    Allows student to pursue a special interest in anthropology under the direction of an instructor.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ANTH 299 - Independent Study-Anthropology 2

    Credits: 1-5
    Allows student to pursue a special interest in anthropology under the direction of an instructor.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.

Anatomy and Physiology

  
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    AP 100 - Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology

    Credits: 5
    Covers the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, cells and tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Introduces common human disease processes. Prepares non-science majors and allied-health profession students to take advanced anatomy and physiology courses.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science
  
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    AP 102 - Bringing Anatomy and Physiology to Life

    Credits: 5
    Intended for students interested in taking human anatomy and physiology without going into the depth of the other Green River anatomy/physiology course. Intended for non-science majors and for students not pursuing an allied health career. Develops an understanding of the structure and function of some of the key systems in the human body. Non-lab science course.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or MATH 072 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science
  
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    AP 103 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

    Credits: 5
    Introductory course in human anatomy and physiology. First of a two-quarter sequence including the study of structure and function of cells, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Introduces common human disease processes. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation. AP 100  strongly recommended.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    AP 104 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

    Credits: 5
    Introductory course in human anatomy and physiology. Second of a two-quarter sequence including the study of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Introduces common human disease processes. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation.

    Prerequisite: AP 103  and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    AP 210 - Cadaver Anatomy

    Credits: 1
    Comprehensive review of human cadaver anatomy for health professionals and students of the health professions. Covers major muscles, skin, bones and joints, internal organs, blood vessels, the brain, spinal cord and major nerves. Uses dissected cadavers to study anatomical variations, pathologies, and anatomical change due to the aging process.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AP 104  or BIOL& 242 ; and eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science

Art

  
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    ART& 100 - Art Appreciation

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the basic elements and principles of art and the media with which artists create.

    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    ART 105 - Beginning Drawing

    Credits: 5
    Covers the use of line, shape, light and shadow, perspective, and fundamentals of composition in the context of drawing based on observation and creative expression. Introduces students to the figure, forms in nature, landscape, interior spaces, and still life.

    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English or Activity
  
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    ART 106 - Intermediate Drawing

    Credits: 5
    Focuses on the human form as a basis for learning about anatomy, composition, relationship of figure to environment, line, shape, value, and color.

    Prerequisite: ART 105  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English or Activity
  
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    ART 107 - Advanced Drawing

    Credits: 5
    Further explores the human form as subject matter for drawing as a means of creating a coherent visual and expressive statement.

    Prerequisite: ART 106  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English or Activity
  
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    ART 109 - Beginning Design

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the visual elements of design and the fundamental principles of visual organization. Uses computers and traditional materials. Through visual problem solving, students strengthen their compositional skills while obtaining a better understanding of the visual world and the vocabulary with which to discuss it.

    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    ART 110 - Intermediate Design and Color

    Credits: 5
    Continues the study of two-dimensional design through exploration and understanding of color theory. In-depth exploration of color theory principles such as additive and subtractive color systems, color harmony and palette analysis, color interaction and the expressive impact of color. Digital and traditional media are used for visual problem solving exercises.

    Prerequisite: ART 109  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    ART 111 - Painting 1

    Credits: 5
    Introduces students to traditional and contemporary concepts and techniques in oil painting. Working from still life and landscape, students learn to organize form, color, and tone while practicing various methods of application, color mixing, and surface preparation.

    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English or Activity
  
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    ART 112 - Painting 2

    Credits: 5
    Students further the skills taught in ART 111  and investigate painting as a means for self-expression. Explores advanced compositions and use of various materials.

    Prerequisite: ART 111 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English or Activity
  
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    ART 113 - Painting 3

    Credits: 5
    Provides advanced instruction in painting using objectives taught in ART 112 . Students demonstrate advanced compositional theories and painting methods.

    Prerequisite: ART 112 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English or Activity
  
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    ART 114 - Pottery 1

    Credits: 3-5
    Students develop an appreciation of clay as an art medium. Introduces students to the fundamental methods of clay construction, hand building, and the use of the potter’s wheel through utilitarian pottery and sculpture. Course traces the history of ceramics and its development from a global thematic approach. Art transfer students must take ART 251  instead of ART 114.

    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English or Activity
  
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    ART 115 - Pottery 2

    Credits: 3-5
    Students continue to develop their skills on and off the potter’s wheel. Instructor leads students through discussions of the forming process of object-making. Encourages students to explore the visual, tactile, and intellectual possibilities through this art medium. Art transfer majors must take ART 252  instead of ART 115.

    Prerequisite: ART 114 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    ART 119 - 3-Dimensional Design

    Credits: 5
    Explores the fundamentals of form and space with 3-D projects. Students investigate various mixed media materials, and become familiar with structure, mass, color, and scale.

    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English or Activity
  
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    ART 120 - Introduction to Graphic Design

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the principles of graphic form to convey meaning and communicate ideas through text and imagery. Students learn the principles of visual communication through compositional-layout, color and typography in a variety of formats. Digital and traditional media are used for visual problem solving exercises.

    Prerequisite: ART 109  or concurrent enrollment.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    ART 122 - Visual Concepts of Web Design

    Credits: 5
    Focuses on elements and principles of design as they apply to the internet, with emphasis on creating a website that is aesthetic and functional. Course evaluates past visual trends in web design as well as implement latest trends, tools and software used by today’s designers in the field.

    Prerequisite: ART 109 . Recommended: ART 110  and/or ART 120 .
  
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    ART 130 - Watercolor Painting

    Credits: 3
    Combines watercolor techniques with drawing media to create landscapes, interiors, and figure studies from observation. Emphasizes building foundational skills for the purpose of expressive sketchbooks, illustrations, notational journal drawings, and portfolio presentations.

    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English or Activity
  
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    ART 133 - Portrait Drawing

    Credits: 3
    Students learn to draw realistic portraits by studying proportion, anatomy, and foreshortening. Using models, students practice rendering the skull, facial features, and shoulders from a variety of perspectives.

    Recommended: ART 105 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    ART 135 - Introduction to Screen Printing

    Credits: 3
    Introduces the traditional and contemporary concepts and techniques of screen printing.

    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    ART 140 - Introduction to Animation

    Credits: 5
    Students will create their own animations from still photographs, mixed media, drawings, and/or digital media. The course introduces the basics of stop-motion animation and the industry standard software used to edit animated movies.

    Prerequisite: ART 109  
  
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    ART 150 - Espial Journal Design and Publication

    Credits: 5
    Introduces students to the creative process of creating a book publication. Students manage their process and partner with the ENGL 239  class to create a literary and visual arts journal on behalf of Green River College. Tasks and deadlines are self-assigned in curatorial, layout design, editing and promotion.

  
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    ART 177 - Art Work Experience 1

    Credits: 1-5
    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: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ART 178 - Art Work Experience 2

    Credits: 1-5
    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: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ART 179 - Art Work Experience 3

    Credits: 1-5
    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: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ART 180 - The Artist’s Portfolio

    Credits: 3
    Leads students through the process of organizing a body of artwork into a portfolio. Through discussions, critiques, and demonstrations, students learn how to assemble, document, and provide support materials for a professional portfolio. Course ends with an art exhibition of the student’s work.

    Prerequisite: ART 105  and ART 109 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    ART 194 - Special Topics-Art

    Credits: 1-5
    Study of special subject-matter that is not part of the regular art curriculum. Course content varies each time it is offered.

  
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    ART 199 - Independent Study-Design

    Credits: 1-5
    Encourages students to study and develop independently in their major areas of advanced design. Students develop their own objectives, evaluation criteria and performance standards in conjunction with the appropriate instructor.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ART 212 - History of Art 1

    Credits: 5
    Study of the development of visual art from the Prehistoric Period to the Gothic Period of Western Civilization.

    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    ART 213 - History of Art 2

    Credits: 5
    Study of the development of visual art from the Gothic Period to the beginning of the Romantic Period.

    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    ART 214 - History of Art 3

    Credits: 5
    Study of the development of visual art from the Romantic Period up to and including contemporary art.

    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    ART 219 - Advanced 3-Dimensional Design

    Credits: 5
    Further development of 3-dimensional design concepts as they apply to the visual arts. Students work on an independent project, developing an idea through various design stages, culminating in the installation of a final sculpture.

    Prerequisite: ART 109  and ART 119 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English or Activity
  
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    ART 251 - Ceramics 1

    Credits: 5
    Introduces students to conceptual problems and challenges with developing solutions in clay. Students demonstrate their understanding of the narrative object and its effectiveness in communicating ideas, values, and identity. Exposes students to non-traditional processes in clay construction, glaze application, firing process, and finishing surfaces, and discusses their aesthetic choices.

    Prerequisite: ART 114  and ART 115 ; and ART 105  or ART 109 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    ART 252 - Ceramics 2

    Credits: 5
    Intermediate course in ceramics in which students demonstrate a complete understanding of the ceramic process through clay construction and firing. Students gain knowledge of various clay bodies, glaze properties and effects. Students demonstrate the ability to work responsibly and safely in the glaze room and mix, test, and assess fired glaze results. Students begin to develop the sensibilities to integrate concept and material in their approach to ceramics.

    Prerequisite: ART 251  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    ART 253 - Ceramics 3

    Credits: 5
    Advanced course in ceramics with an emphasis on the rigors of developing the conceptual skills of art making. Students develop an individual approach to a full integration of ideas, materials, and process. Encourages students to experiment with different strategies of clay construction and firing.

    Prerequisite: ART 252  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    ART 255 - Advanced Painting 1

    Credits: 5
    Covers theory, as well as practice and encourages originality and creativity. Furthers student understanding of the methods, materials, and ideas that are central to the practice of painting still lifes, figures, and landscapes.

    Prerequisite: ART 105 , ART 109 , ART 111 , or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English or Activity
  
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    ART 256 - Advanced Painting 2

    Credits: 5
    Students continue to develop their skills in painting by focusing on advanced compositional theories and abstract concepts. Explores value, pattern, tone, mood, and color theories to stretch and refine abilities. Emphasizes the creative process from concept to finished art.

    Prerequisite: ART 255 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English or Activity
  
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    ART 257 - Advanced Painting 3

    Credits: 5
    Explores traditional and contemporary approaches to theory and practice of painting. Emphasizes evoking emotional responses through effects of light, color, and abstraction. Students work in a series and further explore materials and subject matter.

    Prerequisite: ART 256 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English or Activity
  
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    ART 275 - Independent Study-Ceramics 1

    Credits: 1-5
    Emphasizes the development of an individual approach to art-making. Students submit proposals with project descriptions. Assesses student’s development and progress through faculty visits.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ART 276 - Independent Study-Ceramics 2

    Credits: 1-5
    Emphasizes the development of an individual approach to art-making. Students submit proposals with project descriptions. Assesses student’s development and progress through faculty visits.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ART 277 - Independent Study-Ceramics 3

    Credits: 1-5
    Emphasizes the development of an individual approach to art-making. Students submit proposals with project descriptions. Assesses student’s development and progress through faculty visits.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ART 294 - Independent Study-Painting 1

    Credits: 1-5
    Encourages students to study and develop independently in their major areas of painting. Students develop their own objectives, evaluation criteria and performance standards in conjunction with the appropriate instructor.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ART 297 - Independent Study-Advanced Drawing 1

    Credits: 1-5
    Encourages students to study and develop independently in their major areas of advanced drawing. Students develop their own objectives, evaluation criteria and performance standards in conjunction with the appropriate instructor.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.

Astronomy

  
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    ASTR& 100 - Survey of Astronomy

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the history of astronomy, star formation, life cycle and death, galactic astronomy, the beginning and evolution of the universe, solar system formation and operation, and the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. Does not include a laboratory experience. Not open to students who have taken ASTR& 101 .

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science
  
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    ASTR& 101 - Introduction to Astronomy

    Credits: 5
    Presents a unified account of contemporary astronomy beginning with our earth and moving outward toward our solar system, and beyond to the stars of our home galaxy and out into the physical universe. Laboratory portion introduces students to methods and techniques commonly employed in astronomy. Actual experiments vary depending upon weather conditions and observable celestial objects. Not open to students who have taken ASTR& 100 .

    Prerequisite: ENGL& 101  or eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science

Automotive Technology

  
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    ATECH 101 - State Emission Control Specialist Phase I

    Credits: 4
    Presents fundamental principles and terminology of automotive emission control systems. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal. Students passing with an 80 percent score receive a certificate from the Department of Ecology designating them a State Emissions Specialist. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ATECH 103 - Emissions Recertification

    Credits: 2
    Presents fundamental principles and terminology of automotive emission control systems. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal. Students passing with an 80 percent score receive a certificate from the Department of Ecology designating them a State Emissions Specialist. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    ATECH 110 - Shop Procedures

    Credits: 2
    Includes use and maintenance of special tools and equipment, service and repair, record keeping, use of technical reference materials and regulations governing the automotive repair industry. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal safety and a safe workplace, and handling and disposal of hazardous materials.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and eligible for READ 104 .
 

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