General Ed. Course Decription

Career Development


Career planning strategies and resources are explored to pre-

pare students for a successful job search and to maximize

potential for advancement and long-term professional growth.

Students perform self-assessment and goal-setting activities,

and apply research and evaluation skills to execute job search

and career advancement strategies. Each student assembles a

professional portfolio highlighting achievements, goals and

concrete plans.




This course develops writing skills through analysis of essays,

articles and other written works that are used as models for

writing practice and development. Writing assignments stress

process approaches, development, organization, revision and

audience awareness. Students use word processing and web-

based tools to develop written work.


Advanced Composition


This course builds on the conventions and techniques of composition through critical reading requirements and longer, moresophisticated reports, including a documented library research paper. Assignments require revising and editing for an intended audience.


Tech, Society, and Culture


In this capstone course, the relationship between society and

technology is investigated through reading, reflection, research

and reports. The course identifies conditions that have promoted technological development and assesses the social, political, environmental, cultural and economic effects of current technology. Issues of control and ethical considerations in the use of technology are primary. Discussion and oral and written reports draw together students’ prior learning in specialty and general education courses.


       Algebra for College Students


This course focuses on factoring polynomials; solving quadratic equations; systems of linear equations; radical expressions; and functions where linear and quadratic functions are emphasized using application problems and modeling.


Statistics for Decision-Making


This course focuses on statistical reasoning used to evaluate

data from fields ranging from politics to healthcare. Descriptive

statistics are used to understand sample data, and inferential

concepts are incorporated by using data to draw conclusions

about populations. Statistical literacy designed to help facilitate

understanding and analyzing information in today’s technological world is emphasized.




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