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.

Spring Q-Term I: January 22–March 21 (8-weeks)

Art

Course-Section Course Name Credits
ART130Q-01
Online
You Can Design! 1
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ART130Q-01 You Can Design!
Credit: 1
Instructor: Scott Anderson
Schedule: Online

An online introduction to understanding and interpreting the world around you for the purpose of creating art work. Recognizing and identifying elements of visual language like Line, Shape, Color, Texture, and Tone will lead to applying these elements in the creation of art and design work. Critically evaluating art work and the work of other artists and designers will help nurture confidence in the use of visual language and provide a basis for exploring all forms of visual expression, including drawing, painting, life drawing, sculpture, design, graphic art, website design and printmaking.

Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

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Communication

Course-Section Course Name Credits
COM103Q-07
Hybrid
Human Communications 3
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COM103Q-07 Human Communications
Credits: 3
Instructor: Lisa Boragine
Schedule: Online and Tuesday, 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-13/66 English Composition I 3
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ENL101Q English Composition I
Credits: 3

Section: 13
Instructor: Michael Helfen
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 3:30–6:20pm, Lorusso 102

Section: 66
Schedule: Tuesday, 6:30–9:30pm, North 114 and Thursday, 6:30–9:30pm, Lorusso G-02

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. Co-requisite: ENL108.

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

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Fitness

Course-Section Course Name Credits
FIT122Q-01 Diet and Exercise 1
FIT123Q-01 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
Credit: 1
Schedule: Tuesday, 3:30–5:30pm, 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
Credit: 1
Schedule: Wednesday, 12:00–1:50pm, Life Fitness Center

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
Credit: 1
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00–10:50am, 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
Credit: 1
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
HEA130Q-02 Standard First Aid & Basic Life Support (CPR) 1
HEA134Q-01 Essential Skills for Health Professional 1
MAC205-01 Administrative Medical Assistant 3
NUR100Q-20
Online
Pharmacology Calculations 1
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HEA130Q-02 Standard First Aid & Basic Life Support (CPR)
Credit: 1
Instructor: Britton Crosby
Schedule: Saturday, 9:00am–1:30pm, MM Wilkens 117

The course provides participants with a basic knowledge of First Aid skills for treatment of illness or injury, as well as instruction in Basic Life Support for the health care provider (CPR) according to the guidelines of the American Heart Association (AHA). Upon successful completion of the course, students receive AHA certification in both Standard First Aid and CPR.

Prerequisite: None

HEA134Q-01 Essential Skills for Health Professional
Credit: 1
Schedule: Thursday, 3:30–5:20pm, MM Wilkens 116

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

MAC205-01 Administrative Medical Assistant
Credit: 3
Schedule: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30–10:50am

This course prepares students to perform the administrative functions of a medical assistant. Course topics include the following: an overview of the healthcare industry, client/patient relations and communication, health information management, medical practice management, and professional workplace behavior. Students acquire skills in a medical office software package, meet CAAHEP/MAERB required administrative competencies, and explore ethical/legal issues in modern medicine.

Prerequisite: MAC101; co-requisite: MAC204. Enrollment in the Medical Assisting Program.

NUR100Q-20 Pharmacology Calculations
Credit: 1
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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Horticulture

Course-Section Course Name Credits
HOR105Q-63 Equipment Maintenance & Operation 3
HOR201Q-63 Herbaceous Plant Identification and Culture 3
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HOR105Q-63 Equipment Maintenance & Operation
Credit: 3
Instructor: Fernando Fernandez
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 5:00–7:50pm, MM Wilkens 107

Introduction and training in the repair, maintenance and safe operation of golf course and landscaping equipment. Maintenance and trouble-shooting procedures of small and large gasoline and diesel engines and basic welding are emphasized. Students learn the techniques of mowing a golf green and are instructed in the operation of a front end loader tractor. Methods and maintenance of irrigation systems are also included.

Prerequisites: None

HOR201Q-63 Herbaceous Plant Identification and Culture
Credit: 3

The identification and culture of herbaceous annuals, perennials, groundcovers and vines are discussed. Students will review propagation, placement and pest vulnerability of herbaceous plants commonly used in the landscape.

Prerequisites: HOR101

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Information Technology

Course-Section Course Name Credits
BIT115Q-01 IT: Windows Desktop Operating Systems 3
BIT240Q-01 IT: Security + 3
GIT102Q-01 Computer Keyboarding 1
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BIT115Q-01 IT: Windows Desktop Operating Systems
Credits: 3
Instructor: Andrea Lyons
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30am–12:15pm, 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

BIT240Q-01 IT: Security +
Credits: 3
Instructor: Louis Beco
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30–3:45pm, Lorusso 104

This course covers fundamental principles for securing a network and managing risks. Using a hands-on approach, students learn access control, identity management and cryptography, as well as a selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities. This course prepares students to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Prior to starting this course, students are required to sign an agreement stating all knowledge learned in this course will not be used for illegal or malicious purposes.

Prerequisites: BIT187 or Network+ Certification (Certifications must have been earned within the past 5 years)

GIT102Q-01 Computer Keyboarding
Credit: 1
Schedule:Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30–4:45pm, Lorusso 102

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

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Legal Studies

Course-Section Course Name Credits
LGS132Q-63 Law Office Management 1
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LGS132Q-63 Law Office Management
Credit: 1
Instructor: Justin DuClos
Schedule: Monday, 6:30–8:30pm, North 104

Students learn to work in a law office environment and receive hands-on training in billing, basic bookkeeping, form preparation and library maintenance. Legal ethics, attorney/client relationships, and the paralegal's role in maintaining files, libraries and client confidentiality are stressed.

Co-requisite: LGS130/BIT130

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Music

Course-Section Course Name Credits
MUS122Q-01 Beginning Guitar 1
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MUS122Q-01 Beginning Guitar
Credit: 1
Instructor: Jerry L. Skelley
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 11:00–11:50am, Music Room

Students study, rehearse, and perform music in a small group setting. Emphasis is placed on learning to read standard musical notation, with attention also given to chords. Performances on campus and in the immediate community are part of class activities. Students are expected to provide their own guitar.

Prerequisites: None

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Psychology

Course-Section Course Name Credits
PSY101Q-21
Online
General Psychology 3
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PSY101Q-21 General Psychology
Credits: 3
Instructor: Frances Dee Burlin
Schedule: Online

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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Spring Q-Term II: March 26–May16 (8-weeks)

The College Experience

Course-Section Course Name Credits
COL101Q-67
Martha's Vineyard
The College Experience 3
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COL101Q-67 The College Experience
Credits: 3
Schedule: Tuesday, 5:00–8:00pm, Martha's Vineyard

This theme-based seminar is designed to help students develop the skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college, the world of work, and life. In this course, students will examine theories and practices associated with academic success. Areas of study include education and career planning, study skills, effective communication, critical and creative thinking, information literacy, personal management, development of community and awareness of diversity, technology, and leadership. Modeled on the "workshop format" in which students learn by doing, students will be actively engaged in group activities and team projects.

Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Note: Satisfies a General Education elective.

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Communication

Course-Section Course Name Credits
COM103Q-11
Hyannis Center
Human Communications 3
COM103Q-20
Online
Human Communications 3
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COM103Q-11 Human Communications
Credits: 3

Secton: 11
Instructor: Phyllis Lee
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30–3:20pm, Hyannis Center

Secton: 20
Instructor: Lisa Boragine
Schedule: Online

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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Economics

Course-Section Course Name Credits
ECO117Q-21
Online
Principles of Macroeconomics 3
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ECO117Q-21 Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 3
Instructor: Virender Gautam
Schedule: Online

This course is an introduction to the principles of macroeconomics including current economic problems, national income, employment, prices, monetary and fiscal policy to stabilize the economy. Emphasis is given to economic growth and the international economy.

Prerequisite: None

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

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English

Course-Section Course Name Credits
ENL102Q-11/64 English Composition II 3
ENL102Q-67
Martha's Vineyard
English Composition II 3
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ENL102Q English Composition II
Credits: 3

Section: 11
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 3:30–6:20pm, Lorusso 102

Section: 64
Schedule: Tuesday, 6:30–9:30pm, North 114 and Thursday, 6:30–9:30pm, Lorusso G-02

Section: 67
Instructor: Margaret Regan
Schedule: Wednesday & Thursday, 6:00–8:50pm, Martha's Vineyard

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-02 Circuit Training 1
FIT168Q-02 Kripalu/Hatha Yoga II 1
FIT169Q-01 Pilates Mat II 1
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FIT117Q-02 Personal Fitness
Credits: 3
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:00–9:50am, 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
Credit: 1
Schedule: Wednesday, 12:00–1:50pm, Life Fitness Center

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
Credit: 1
Schedule: Tuesday, 3:30–5:30pm, Life Fitness Center

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-02 Kripalu/Hatha Yoga II
Credit: 1
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
Credit: 1
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00–10:50am, 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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Health Sciences

Course-Section Course Name Credits
NUR100Q-01 Pharmacology Calculations 1
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NUR100Q-01 Pharmacology Calculations
Credit: 1
Schedule: Thursday, 3:30–5:20pm, MM Wilkens 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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History

Course-Section Course Name Credits
HIS216Q-20
Online
History of Japan 3
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HIS216Q-20 History of Japan
Credits: 3
Instructor: Ralph Negron
Schedule: Online

The course is an historical study of Japan’s history and culture from ancient times to the present. Students will examine the historical, economic, and social factors that developed Japanese civilization. The remarkable transformation of Japan from a feudal society led by an aristocratic class of samurai to a modern republic similar to modern 19th century Western nations will be closely analyzed. The course will also include close scrutiny of the events pushing Japan into WW II as well as Japan’s dynamic post- WW II recovery, to include a significant economic boom. The course will provide a foundation for the continued study of Japan as well as a broad range of Asian topics.

Prerequisite: ENL101 and a 100-level history course.

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

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Information Technology

Course-Section Course Name Credits
BIT113Q-01 Microcomputer Hardware 3
BIT242Q-01 IT: Advanced Ethical Hacking 3
GIT108Q-01 Windows Operating Systems 1
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BIT113Q-01 Microcomputer Hardware
Credits: 3
Instructor: Andrea Lyons
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

BIT242Q-01 IT: Advanced Ethical Hacking
Credits: 3
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30–3:45pm, Lorusso 104

This is the first in a series of two courses that teach students to comprehend the creation of sophisticated attacks, discover vulnerabilities and formulate exploits for fully patched, fully hardened systems (also known as penetration testing). Students learn to discover 0day exploits. Students discover a working exploit for Microsoft Windows and Linux vulnerabilities as well as begin to reverse engineer a Windows Binary. This course begins to prepare students to take the CEPT (Certified Expert Penetration Tester) and the ECSA (EC-Council Certified Security Analyst certification). To fully prepare for these certifications, both BIT242 and BIT243 must be completed successfully. Students are required to sign an agreement stating all knowledge learned in this course will not be used for illegal or malicious purposes.

Prerequisites: BIT241 or a Certified Ethical Hacker Certification. Certifications must have been earned within the past 5 years

GIT108Q-01 Windows Operating Systems
Credits: 3
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30–4:45pm, Lorusso 102

This course provides an introduction to the Windows operating system and the hardware of a typical microcomputer system. Skills needed to navigate the Windows desktop, manage disks and files, and use Windows applications are explored. The WordPad and Paint programs are utilized as office tools. Students become proficient users of pointing devices.

Prerequisites: ENL020 and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score.

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Music

Course-Section Course Name Credits
MUS124Q-01 Guitar II 1
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MUS124Q-01 Guitar II
Credit: 1
Instructor: Jerry L. Skelley
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 11:00–11:50am

This continuation of Beginning Guitar course involves study, rehearsal, and performance of music in a class of up to 12 guitars. Emphasis is placed on expanding the students' abilities to read and perform from standard musical notation in treble clef and chord symbols. Repertoire varies from one semester to the next. Performances on campus and in the immediate community are part of class activities. Students are expected to provide their own instrument.

Prerequisites: MUS122-G or permission of the instructor

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

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Psychology

Course-Section Course Name Credits
PSY201Q-20
Online
General Psychology 3
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PSY201Q-20 General Psychology
Credits: 3
Instructor: Sergio Marini
Schedule: Online

This course focuses on important aspects of physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, occurring from the prenatal period through middle childhood. The major theories of development, research methods and the important roles of genetics and neuroscience are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the role of early experiences and biological factors in the later formation of personality, intellectual, and emotional behaviors.

Prerequisites: PSY101

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

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Sociology

Course-Section Course Name Credits
SOC106Q-21
Online
Principles of Sociology 3
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SOC106Q-21 Principles of Sociology
Credit: 3
Instructor: Lee Hamilton
Schedule: Online

An introduction to basic social concepts, theoretical perspectives and research methods. Topics include societies, cultures, social organization, social inequalities, social institutions, group behavior and the impact of globalization, population growth, and new technologies upon individuals and societies.

Prerequisites: None

Co-requisites: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

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

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