Martha's Vineyard and Woods Hole
Martha's Vineyard Regional High School
For the Spring 2015 semester, the College will be offering the following courses at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School:
This course provides a survey of the physical, cognitive, sexual, social and moral issues relevant to human development across the life span. Prerequisite: PSY101 and ENL101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.
An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics that emphasizes statistical literacy and conceptual understanding. Topics include: techniques for organizing and presenting data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, one-sample hypothesis tests, and correlation and regression. (4 contact hours). Prerequisite: (MAT035 or MAT040) or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Satisfies a Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning general education requirement.
A continuation of ENL101, this course is required of all Associate in Arts students and a prerequisite to all upper level English courses. It focuses on reading, analyzing, and writing about literature and is designed to help students refine writing skills developed in ENL101. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or higher in ENL101 / 3 credits. Satisfies either an English Composition/Writing or Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.
This course fosters and improves competence in intrapersonal, interpersonal, group and public communication situations. Students demonstrate skills necessary to communicate effectively through exercises and presentations that reflect practical, real-world situations. The purpose of the course is to improve the student's skill in communication by providing relevant knowledge and opportunity to apply that knowledge. Prerequisite: ENL010 or ESL102 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.
This course will focus on children with special needs in early childhood settings. Based on a developmental perspective, course content includes the various areas of exceptionality in terms of causes, characteristics and general intervention, strategies for adapting the learning environment, modifying instruction and making curriculum accessible to all children through inclusion of those with special needs. Attention will be given to State and Federal Legislation, the referral process, community resources, and effective ways to work with families. (6 hours observation/field work) Prerequisite: ECE100 or PSY201 / 3 credits.
This course examines the intertwining constructs of race, class, and gender, and their effects on the social and economic experiences of groups or persons. Through a focus on racial formation in U.S. history, students examine dominant ethnic identity and the histories of diverse ethnic groups. Students analyze how race, class, and gender shape individuals' personal identities and access to institutional settings. Ideologies and achievements of diverse ethnic groups are compared. Prerequisite: SOC106 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.
For the Spring 2015 semester, the College will offer science courses in a special one-day-a-week schedule at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. Classroom and laboratory space has been arranged in the Loeb Building. The course has been structured so that students can take class instruction in the morning and the laboratory portion of the course and work in the same afternoon at the same location.
Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO251-04 and BIO251L-04)
A comprehensive systematic study of the human body emphasing the structure and function of the systems. Part I topics include: cells and tissues, chemistry review, metabolism, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and reporductive systems with correlated laboratory work. (3 class hours. 2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in CHM109 or (BIO101 or BIO151) or (CHM101 or CHM151) / 4 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement.
For Additional Information
Tom Hallahan, SC.D., is the College's on-island Outreach Coordinator and liaison with the Main Campus. He provides academic advising, Accuplacer assessment testing, and general information on financial aid, admissions, and workforce training for Martha's Vineyard residents enrolling in the College's programs.
Tom's office is Room 209 at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, 100 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road in Oak Bluffs. He can be reached by phone at: (508) 360-0891, or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.