The Quick Term Alternative

Compressed course schedules for a quicker pathway to reach your goals.

Short on time? Eager to get back into the workforce? Q-Terms are perfect for students who need greater flexibility with their class schedule. Q-Term courses run just 8 weeks, allowing you to complete a three-credit course in half the time of a traditional semester.

Fall Q-Term I: September 5–October 25 (8-weeks)

Business

Course-Section Course Name Credits
BUS100Q-03 Introduction to Business 3
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BUS100Q-03 Introduction to Business
Credits: 3
Instructor: Doreen Lawrence
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 3:00–5:50pm, MM Wilkens 107

Students examine the purpose, role and responsibility of business in American society and gain a broad overview of the functions, institutions, principles and practices of business and other organizations. This course provides a basic foundation for those students who will specialize in business and an opportunity for non-business majors to learn about the business world as a major social institution.

Prerequisite: None

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Communication

Course-Section Course Name Credits
COM103Q-12 Human Communications 3
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COM103Q-12 Human Communications
Credits: 3
Instructor: Eleanor Lopez
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30–6:20pm, MM Wilkens 116

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: ENL025 or ESL102 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Note: Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

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English

Course-Section Course Name Credits
ENL101Q-16/65 English Composition I 3
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ENL101Q English Composition I
Credits: 3

Section: 16
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 3:30–6:20pm, Lorusso 101

Section: 65
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30–9:30pm, Lorusso 203

ENL101 is an introductory college composition course required of all AA and AS-degree students and prerequisite to all other college-level English courses. It is designed to help students develop and express ideas clearly and effectively using standard American English through frequent writing and the study of rhetorical patterns of development. Students learn to write essays using a recognized scholarly documentation style.

Prerequisite: Appropriate scores in Reading Comprehension and in Sentence Skills on Computerized Placement Test or grade of C or better in ENL020 and ENL050 or ESL201.

Note: Satisfies the English Composition/Writing general education requirement.

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Environmental Science

Course-Section Course Name Credits
ENV118Q-20
Online
Introduction to Environmental Science 4
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ENV118Q-20 Introduction to Environmental Science
Credit: 4
Instructor: Catherine Etter
Schedule: Online

A study of environmental interactions and the impact of humans on the environment. The use of natural resources, including land, air, water, mineral and biological resources, is examined. Local and global examples are presented to enable students to better understand and evaluate contemporary environmental problems and the application of science to their solution. The corresponding laboratory component provides students with the practical experience of measuring, recording and interpreting environmental data. Interdisciplinary knowledge is used to understand environmental problems. (3 class hours/2 laboratory hours)

Prerequisites: MAT020 or MAT025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores; Co-requisite: ENL101

Note: Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement.

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Fitness

Course-Section Course Name Credits
FIT122Q-01 Diet and Exercise 1
FIT123Q-02 Circuit Training 1
FIT164Q-01 Pilates Mat I 1
FIT167Q-01 Kripalu/Hatha Yoga I 1
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FIT122Q-01 Diet and Exercise
Credits: 1
Instructor: Tracy Morin
Schedule: Tuesday, 3:30–6:20pm, Life Fitness Center GR-1

This course introduces students to the benefits of aerobic exercise and a well-balanced diet. Students are encouraged to continue an exercise regimen outside of class and incorporate principles of nutrition into their diets. Discussion about and participation in exercise are included. The student evaluates current personal fitness levels and identifies areas of needed improvement. Additionally, lifestyle habits such as food intake verses energy expenditure will be discussed to assist in setting diet and exercise goals.

Prerequisite: None

FIT123Q-02 Circuit Training
Credits: 1
Schedule: Wednesday, 12:00–1:50pm, Life Fitness Center GR-1

In this course students learn the benefits of circuit training as part of a well-rounded fitness regimen. Emphasis will be placed on circuit training fundamentals, safety, and proper form. Students will participate in physical exercise for aerobic conditioning and flexibility training.

Prerequisite: None

FIT164Q-01 Pilates Mat I
Credits: 1
Instructor: Nancy J McIver
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30–1:30pm, Racquetball Court

Pilates Mat I is designed to expose the student to the Pilates method of body conditioning with a unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises developed over 90 years ago by Joseph Pilates. Pilates strengthens and tones muscle, increases flexibility, and develops better posture. The student learns the basic beginning sequence of exercises and gains an understanding of muscle groups as they relate to Pilates.

Prerequisite: None

FIT167Q-01 Kripalu/Hatha Yoga I
Credits: 1
Instructor: Sherianna Boyle
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 10:00–10:50am, Racquetball Court

A five-week course designed to expose the student to basic yoga philosophy, breathing exercises, simple postures and relaxation techniques. The student also learns about the major muscles and bones, as well as the circulatory and nervous system of the human body in relation to yoga.

Prerequisite: None

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Health Sciences

Course-Section Course Name Credits
CNA117Q-01 Tri-Level Nursing Assistant/HHA 6
HEA134Q-01 Essential Skills for Health Professional 1
NUR100Q-01/02 Pharmacology Calculations 1
NUR100Q-20
Online
Pharmacology Calculations 1
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CNA117Q-01 Tri-Level Nursing Assistant/HHA
Credits: 6
Instructor: Pauline Philie
Schedule: Monday & Friday, 9:00am–2:30pm, North 107

This 140-hour course, 75 classroom and lab and 65 hours of supervised clinical practice, teaches basic nursing skills and beginning interpersonal relationship techniques to entry-level students in the classroom and clinical area. The curriculum is divided into three levels of care: long-term, home health, and acute. It is possible to exit with certification upon completion of any one of the levels. Applicants must attend an information session and interview prior to admission.

Prerequisite: None

HEA134Q-01 Essential Skills for Health Professional
Credits: 1
Instructor: Gwen D Dyson
Schedule: Thursday, 3:30–5:00pm, North 103

In this introductory course, students explore basic concepts surrounding career opportunities in the health professions while learning about and understanding the basic skills required for entry into a health career. Understanding one's role in a health career, making effective decisions to manage a personal career plan, assessing personal qualifications, interests, knowledge, values and skills necessary to succeed in a health career are key to this course. The student develops essential work habits desired by employers in the health care field.

Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

NUR100Q Pharmacology Calculations
Credit: 1

Section: 01
Instructor: Marianne Targino-VanBeber
Schedule: Friday, 10:00am–12:00pm, North 114

Section: 02
Schedule: Wednesday, 3:30–5:20pm, North 116

Section: 20
Schedule: Online

This course examines the methods of dosage calculation required for safe administration of medications to children and adults. Interpretation of medical orders and systems of measurements are included. Introduces dimensional analysis to convert and calculate dosages of oral, parenteral, and intravenous medications.

Prerequisite: MAT030 or MAT035 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score.

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Human Services

Course-Section Course Name Credits
HUS231Q-01 Treatment Modalities 3
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HUS231Q-01 Treatment Modalities
Credit: 3
Instructor: Krystin M St. Onge
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 11:00am–1:45pm

This course introduces the most commonly used and widely accepted treatment and relapse prevention methods in the mental health and alcohol/substance abuse field. The class explores the role of the social service worker and treatment modalities utilized in the school, prison, outpatient, inpatient, and day treatment areas as they apply to the different special populations. The populations discussed include children, adults, elderly, dual diagnosis, incarcerated, and addiction.Service learning is used for experiential learning.

Prerequisites: PSY101, HUS101, HUS229

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Information Technology

Course-Section Course Name Credits
BIT115Q-01/02 IT: Windows Desktop Operating Systems 3
GIT102Q-01 Computer Keyboarding 1
GIT110Q-02 Microcomputer Applications Software 3
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BIT115Q IT: Windows Desktop Operating Systems
Credits: 3

Section: 01
Instructor: Andrea Lyons
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30am–12:15pm, Lorusso 104

Section: 02
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30–3:15pm, Lorusso 104

Students develop competency installing, configuring, upgrading, and supporting microcomputer-based operating systems. Students learn about memory management and system optimization techniques. System support software utilities are reviewed. Students study evaluation and selection methodologies for operating systems. Command line usage, file and disk management, system performance, device drivers, security, network support, hardware peripheral support and help topics are included. Communication and professionalism are stressed. This course covers material for CompTIA A+ 220-602 exam.

Prerequisites: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

GIT102Q-01 Computer Keyboarding
Credit: 1
Schedule:Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00–3:15pm, Lorusso G-02

Learn to touch-type correctly on a microcomputer. Attention is given to developing accuracy and, as time permits, increasing speed. Hands-on preparation of a letter and a research paper are included.

Prerequisites: None

Note: Pass/Fail

GIT110Q-02 Microcomputer Applications Software
Credit: 3
Instructor: Gail A. Guarino
Schedule:Monday & Wednesday, 9:30am–12:15pm, Lorusso 203

This course focuses on the use of the microcomputer in various business settings. A lab/lecture environment is used to enable students to learn the Windows operating system and four commonly used software packages selected from applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Students are introduced to the software and then progress through various challenging assignments, including integrating applications. Basic concepts in Internet usage, including electronic mail, are an integral part of the course.

Prerequisites: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score and (GIT101, GIT102, or 30wpm)

Note: Satisfies an Interdisciplinary Studies general education requirement.

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Music

Course-Section Course Name Credits
MUS122Q-01 Beginning Piano 1
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MUS122Q-01 Beginning Piano
Credit: 1
Instructor: Jerry L. Skelley
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 12:15–1:30pm, Music Room

Students study, rehearse and perform keyboard music in a class setting. Emphasis is placed on learning to read standard musical notation in bass and treble clefs. Performances on campus and in the immediate community are part of class activities. Students are expected to provide their own portable keyboard.

Prerequisites: None

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Fall Q-Term II: October 30–December 19 (8-weeks)

Communication

Course-Section Course Name Credits
COM103Q-13 Human Communications 3
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COM103Q-13 Human Communications
Credits: 3
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30–6:20pm, MM Wilkens 116

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: ENL025 or ESL102 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Note: Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

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Earth Science

Course-Section Course Name Credits
ESC101Q-20
Online
Introduction to Earth Science 4
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ESC101Q-20 Introduction to Earth Science
Credits: 4
Instructor: Catherine Etter
Schedule: Online

This is a one-semester, liberal arts and sciences course with a laboratory, designed to introduce the concept that planet Earth represents a dynamic, integrated system. The nature and characteristics of the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere are considered. (3 class hours/2 laboratory hours)

Prerequisite: MAT030 or MAT035 and ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

Note: Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement.

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English

Course-Section Course Name Credits
ENL102Q-08/64 English Composition II 3
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ENL102Q English Composition II
Credits: 3

Section: 08
Instructor: Margaret Clark
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 3:30–6:20pm, Lorusso 101

Section: 64
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30–9:30pm, Lorusso 203

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.

Note: Satisfies either an English Composition/Writing or Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

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Fitness

Course-Section Course Name Credits
FIT117Q-02 Personal Fitness 3
FIT122Q-02 Diet and Exercise 1
FIT123Q-01 Circuit Training 1
FIT168Q-01 Kripalu/Hatha Yoga II 1
FIT169Q-01 Pilates Mat II 1
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FIT117Q-02 Personal Fitness
Credits: 3
Instructor: Angelina B. Cummings
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 8:00–9:15am, North 104 and
Monday & Wednesday, 9:30–10:45am, Life Fitness Center

Students assess their current level of health-related fitness and develop a physiologically sound program of physical activity to meet their needs and interests. The course emphasizes the concept of physical fitness as a lifetime commitment and stresses the acquisition of specific knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to meet this commitment.

Prerequisite: None

FIT122Q-02 Diet and Exercise
Credits: 1
Schedule: Wednesday, 12:00–1:50pm, Life Fitness Center GR-1

This course introduces students to the benefits of aerobic exercise and a well-balanced diet. Students are encouraged to continue an exercise regimen outside of class and incorporate principles of nutrition into their diets. Discussion about and participation in exercise are included. The student evaluates current personal fitness levels and identifies areas of needed improvement. Additionally, lifestyle habits such as food intake verses energy expenditure will be discussed to assist in setting diet and exercise goals.

Prerequisite: None

FIT123Q-01 Circuit Training
Credits: 1
Instructor: Tracy Morin
Schedule: Tuesday, 3:30–5:30pm, Life Fitness Center GR-1

In this course students learn the benefits of circuit training as part of a well-rounded fitness regimen. Emphasis will be placed on circuit training fundamentals, safety, and proper form. Students will participate in physical exercise for aerobic conditioning and flexibility training.

Prerequisite: None

FIT168Q-01 Kripalu/Hatha Yoga II
Credits: 1
Instructor: Sherianna Boyle
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 10:00–10:50am, Racquetball Court

A five-week course designed for the student who has completed FIT167. New postures will be introduced, and postures will be held for longer periods of time. Additional breathing techniques will be incorporated. Students will develop a deeper understanding of how the body functions, and how yoga affects these functions. Relaxation techniques will be further developed.

Prerequisite: FIT167

FIT169Q-01 Pilates Mat II
Credits: 1
Instructor: Charles Mcinnis
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30–1:30pm, Racquetball Court

An eight-week course designed for the student who has completed FIT164 Pilates Mat I (FIT 164-40 or FIT 164-41). This course will offer the natural progression to the intermediate/advanced Pilates exercises. The student will continue to focus on the importance of the breath and core stabilization. Additional focuses will be several stretching techniques and knowledge of the muscle groups that help promote proper posture.

Prerequisite: FIT164

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History

Course-Section Course Name Credits
HIS255Q-20
Online
History of Vietnam 3
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HIS255Q-20 History of Vietnam
Credit: 3
Instructor: Ralph Negron
Schedule: Online

The course is a historical study of Vietnam with a specific focus on the U.S. involvement there during the Vietnam War. Students will study Vietnam’s history and culture going back to ancient times and develop an understanding of the significant impact that both had in the U.S. involvement there.

Prerequisite: ENL101 and a 100-level history course.

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Science genral education requirement.

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Health Sciences

Course-Section Course Name Credits
NUR100Q-03 Pharmacology Calculations 1
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NUR100Q-03 Pharmacology Calculations
Credit: 1
Instructor: Janice Maenpaa
Schedule: Wednesday, 3:30–5:20pm, North 116

This course examines the methods of dosage calculation required for safe administration of medications to children and adults. Interpretation of medical orders and systems of measurements are included. Introduces dimensional analysis to convert and calculate dosages of oral, parenteral, and intravenous medications.

Prerequisite: MAT030 or MAT035 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score.

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Human Services

Course-Section Course Name Credits
HUS230Q-01 Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Families 3
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HUS230Q-01 Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Families
Credit: 3
Instructor: Krystin M St Onge
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 11:00am–1:45pm, MM Wilkens 105

Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Families reviews assessment, intervention, and treatment in dual diagnosis families, from a systems model. Topics include needs, concerns, and resistance in individual members and the family as a whole. Discussions revolve around the dynamics of codependency; a comparison of approaches to family recovery; treatment techniques appropriate to the different phases of family recovery; and strategies to help prevent family relapse.

Prerequisites: (PSY101 or SOC106), HUS101, and HUS229

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Information Technology

Course-Section Course Name Credits
BIT113Q-01/02 Microcomputer Hardware 3
GIT110Q-03 Microcomputer Applications Software 3
GIT150Q-01 Database Applications 3
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BIT113Q Microcomputer Hardware
Credits: 3

Section: 01
Instructor: Andrea Lyons
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30am–12:15pm, Lorusso 104

Section: 02
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30am–12:15pm, Lorusso 104

Students learn the anatomy of a microcomputer by disassembling, assembling, upgrading and customizing a PC. Students evaluate purchasing vs. building a PC. The role of the BIOS and CMOS in the POST and BOOT processes is explored. System boards, processors, memory, and peripherals, including input, output, multimedia, network and data devices are studied. Students learn troubleshooting, safety, basic operating systems procedures, and security and preventive maintenance techniques. Customer service is stressed. This course covers the hardware material for the Comp TIA A+ certification exam.

Prerequisites: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

GIT110Q-03 Microcomputer Applications Software
Credit: 3
Instructor: Kathleen Bent
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 11:00am–1:45pm, Lorusso 204

This course focuses on the use of the microcomputer in various business settings. A lab/lecture environment is used to enable students to learn the Windows operating system and four commonly used software packages selected from applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Students are introduced to the software and then progress through various challenging assignments, including integrating applications. Basic concepts in Internet usage, including electronic mail, are an integral part of the course.

Prerequisites: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score and (GIT101, GIT102, or 30wpm)

Note: Satisfies an Interdisciplinary Studies general education requirement.

GIT150Q-01 Database Applications
Credit: 3
Instructor: Gail Guarino
Schedule:Monday & Wednesday, 9:30am–12:15pm, Lorusso 203

Students acquire an in-depth, hands-on understanding of a PC-based relational database. Using Microsoft Access, students create and edit tables, forms, and reports; sort, query and graph data; and attach, import and export data to/from other applications. Data normalization techniques are studied. Students, working individually and in teams, design and implement database applications. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office User Specialist Access exam.

Prerequisites: GIT120, GIT108 or GIT110 or equivalent skill level in Windows

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Marketing

Course-Section Course Name Credits
MKT100Q-02 Marketing 3
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MKT100Q-02 Marketing
Credits: 3
Instructor: Doreen Lawrence
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 3:00–5:50pm, MM Wilkens 107

This course focuses on the basic principles, problems, and practices in marketing. Students learn marketing strategies, design of marketing mixes, and market planning in a changing environment.

Prerequisites: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment

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Music

Course-Section Course Name Credits
MUS124P-01 Piano II 1
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MUS124Q-01 Piano II
Credit: 1
Instructor: Jerry L. Skelley
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 12:15–1:30pm, Music Room

This is a continuation of the MUS122P Beginning Piano. Students study, rehearse and perform keyboard music in a class setting. The emphasis is placed on expanding the students’ ability to read and perform from standard musical notation in treble and bass clefs. Performances on campus and in the immediate community are part of class activities. Students are expected to provide their own portable keyboard.

Prerequisites: MUS122-P

Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits.

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Psychology

Course-Section Course Name Credits
PSY101Q-12 General Psychology 3
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PSY101Q-12 General Psychology
Credits: 3
Instructor: Sherianna Boyle
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 2:00–3:40pm, North 115

Introduction to the major concepts and principles underlying human behavior and mental processes. Topics include personality theory, development, learning and thought, brain and nervous system, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, stress and physical health, abnormal psychology, psychotherapy, and social psychology.

Prerequisites: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores.

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.

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