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General Education Classes

Your program courses focus on teaching you the necessary skill sets to fulfill the technical requirements of your career choice. General education classes are designed to support and enhance your skills and will assist you in working with co-workers, vendors, and employers by teaching you people and reasoning skills that are vital to your success. Employers view these skills as valuable assets in an employee.

Courses

  • Business

  • BUS& 101Introduction to Business5 credits

    Students are introduced to the broad field of business and its organization, operation and management. Business opportunities, ownership, marketing, physical factors, human resource, finance, regulations and decision-making processes are emphasized. Other topics include problems of organization, strategic management and controls. Fulfills the social science requirements at Bellingham Technical College.

  • ACCT& 201Principles of Accounting I5 credits

    This course is the first of a series of three accounting courses in the Business DTA sequence. It provides an introduction to financial accounting as an essential part of business decision-making. It includes the vocabulary and fundamental concepts of accounting as well as analysis of common business activities and interpretation primary financial statements.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Score: 75 in Algebra or a grade of C or higher in Math 098; or instructor permission.

  • ACCT& 202Principles of Accounting II5 credits

    This is the second of a series of three accounting courses in the Business DTA sequence and is a continuation of ACCT& 201. The emphasis of this class is on fixed assets, intangibles, investments and financing, stockholder’s equity, cash flow analysis and financial statement analysis.

    Prerequisite:

    ACCT&201 with a C or higher; or instructor permission.

  • ACCT& 203Principles of Accounting III5 credits

    This is the third course of the series of three accounting courses in the Business DTA sequence and is also a required course for the Accounting AAS and AAS-T degree students. This course introduces students to information needed by managers to carry out three essential functions in an organization: (1) planning operations, (2) controlling activities, and (3) making decisions. This course will show what kind of information is needed, where this information can be obtained, and how this information can be used by managers as they carry out their planning, control, and decision-making responsibilities.

    Prerequisite:

    ACCT 242 or ACCT& 202 with a grade of C or higher; or instructor permission.

  • BUS& 201Business Law5 credits

    This course introduces students to principles underlying the legal environment of business through lectures, classroom activities, and study of text. Students will be exposed to basic information relating business and personal aspects of law as set forth in the course outline.

    Prerequisite:

    71 Reading Accuplacer score.

  • Computer Science

  • CS& 131Computer Science I C++5 credits

    Introduction to programming for students majoring in Computer Science, technical or engineering fields. Introduces students to problem solving methods, algorithm development and object-oriented design Covers the fundamental syntax and constructs of the C/C++ programming languages and general concepts of programming. Required for AAS-T and AS-T Engineering Degrees.

    Prerequisite:

    C or better in MATH& 141 or instructor permission

  • Engineering

  • ENGR 100Engineering Orientation2 credits

    This course explores engineering and technology through class discussion, hands-on activities, and presentations by guest speakers. Topics include engineering disciplines, degree and transfer options, career opportunities, academic success strategies, and planning your program of study.

  • ENGR& 104Introduction to Engineering & Design5 credits

    Course explores the role of teamwork, creativity, and communication in innovative engineering design. Topics include engineering design process, collaborative problem solving techniques, and computer applications. Students will develop their knowledge and skills in these areas through a series of hands-on design projects.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math Score score of 32 or C or better in MATH 099; Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or C or better in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or C or better in ENGL 092.

  • ENGR 115Graphics5 credits

    An introduction to engineering drawing and graphics technology. Topics include sketching, three-dimensional visualization, displaying solid objects in two-dimensional views, dimensioning, methods for improving visualization skills, and reading engineering drawings.

  • ENGT 122AutoCAD I: BASICS5 credits

    This course is an introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), utilizing a "cookbook" approach to instruction. Students have immediate hands-on computer usage while applying basic command concepts and terminology. Basic drawing and editing techniques are reinforced with exercises designed to help the student reach an in-depth understanding.

  • ENGR 170Introduction to Materials Science5 credits

    Mechanical, chemical and thermal properties of engineering materials including metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites. Includes materials microstructure, atomic bonding, atomic arrangement, crystal structure, co-existing phases, interfaces, defects and impurities.

    Prerequisite:

    C or better in MATH& 151 OR concurrent enrollment; C or better in CHEM& 161 OR concurrent enrollment

  • ENGR 180Parametric Modeling5 credits

    This course is an introduction to 3D CAD (computer aided design) with an emphasis on parametric solid modeling applications and usage. Topics include methods for creating solid model components, joining components to form assemblies, and generation of 2D manufacturing drawings from 3D solid models.

    Prerequisite:

    C or better in ENGR 115 OR Instructor Permission

  • ENGR& 204Electrical Circuits5 credits

    This course is a basic introduction to electrical engineering and circuit analysis. Topics covered include basic circuit and systems concepts, mathematical models of components, Kirchoff's laws, resistors, sources, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers. The solution of first and second order linear differential equations associated with basic circuit forms is required.

    Prerequisite:

    C or better in MATH& 151; C or better in PHYS& 221 or Instructor Permission

  • ENGR& 214Statics5 credits

    This course is an introduction to engineering mechanics, focusing on the analysis of “static” (non-moving) structures. Students will use statics concepts to determine the external reaction loads and internal member forces for trusses, frames, and machines.

    Prerequisite:

    C or better in PHYS& 221; C or better in Math& 151; or Instructor Permission

  • ENGR& 225Mechanics of Materials5 credits

    Introduction to the concepts of stress, deformation, and strain in solid materials. Includes relationships between loads on structural and machine elements and the stresses, deflection and load-carrying capacity of these elements under tension, compression, torsion, bending, and shear forces.

    Prerequisite:

    C or better in ENGR& 214

  • Humanities

  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12Online NEWTON DOpenings: 24
    9/22-12/11Online VANLEUVEN NOpenings: 24
    9/22-12/8T 5:30p-7:40pNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    9/28-12/7M10:10a-11:30aNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    9/28-12/7M 8:30a-9:50aNEWTON DOpenings: 26
  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 credits

    Intermediate academic essay writing. Emphasis on critical reading and writing, synthesis of cross-disciplinary texts, documentation of sources and argumentation.

    Prerequisite:

    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12Online NEWTON DOpenings: 24
    9/22-12/11Online VANLEUVEN NOpenings: 24
  • ENGL& 235Technical Writing5 credits

    This course is designed to help students report technical information clearly, completely, and persuasively. Technical writing shares many of the same concerns of other kinds of writing, such as attention to Purpose, Readability, and most significantly, Audience. This course is designed to provide instruction and practice in creating practical and effective documents for students in medical, scientific, technical, and other professional fields.

    Prerequisite:

    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12Online NEWTON DOpenings: 24
    9/22-12/11Online NEWTON DOpenings: 24
  • HIST& 148United States History III5 credits

    Survey course exploring the social, political, and economic history of the United States from 1900 to the present.

  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 credits

    An introductory course, which facilitates elementary ability in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. This course provides some understanding of Hispanic cultures.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11MWF12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • SPAN& 122Spanish II5 credits

    A continuation of Spanish I. The vocabulary and grammatical structures are more complicated, and the student begins to master a past tense. Oral comprehension and speaking skills are emphasized through daily practice, as well as the reading and writing exercises.

    Prerequisite:

    SPAN& 121 with a C grade.

  • Mathematics

  • MATH 098Elementary Algebra5 credits

    This course will cover solving different forms of equations; manipulation of exponents and radicals as needed on the job; as well as factoring and graphing. It is equivalent to 1 year of high school algebra. This course is targeted for those students whose programs involve more algebra than included in BTC's occupational and technical math courses. This course will also serve as a prerequisite to intermediate algebra or as a refresher for those students who have had algebra in the past.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 090.

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12MTWTh 9:00a-11:20aADAMS JOpenings: 28
    7/6-8/12Online JOHNSON AOpenings: 24
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:00a-10:10aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    9/22-12/11Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    9/23-12/11MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    9/23-12/11MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • MATH 099Intermediate Algebra5 credits

    This course prepares students for entry into college level math courses. Topics include: second degree equations and inequalities, relations and their graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, and rational expressions. A graphing calculator may be required.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12Online ADAMS JOpenings: 24
    7/6-8/12MTWTh 9:00a-11:20aRING COpenings: 28
    9/22-12/10TTh10:30a-12:40pMOYLE VOpenings: 28
    9/22-12/11Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    9/23-12/11MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    9/23-12/11MWF12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    9/23-12/11MWF 2:10p-3:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 credits

    The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:00a-10:10aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 credits

    Fundamental concepts and basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics. How to describe data and make reasonable conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken. Topics include: sampling distribution patterns, organization of data, sampling methods and experimental design, probability and simulation of random events, estimation of population parameters, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression and basic hypothesis testing. Internet/computer access and graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12Online BILLS MOpenings: 28
    9/22-12/11Online RANGEL DOpenings: 24
    9/23-12/11MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 148Business Calculus5 credits

    Limits, derivatives, marginal analysis, optimization, antiderivatives, and definite integrals.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/9W12:30p-1:50pRANGEL DOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 credits

    The study of Riemann Sums, methods of integration, numerical methods, polar and rectangular forms, fundamental theorem of Calculus, areas of regions, volumes of solids, centroids, length of curves, surface area, and an introduction to differential equations.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 151 with a C or better.

  • MATH& 163Calculus 35 credits

    Multivariate integral and differential calculus. Geometry in R3 and in the plane. The study of vectors, acceleration, curvature; functions of several variables, partial derivatives; directional derivatives and gradients; extreme values; double and triple integrals; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 152 with a C or better.

  • MATH 238Intro to Differential Equations5 credits

    Introductory course in ordinary differential equations. Includes first- and second-order equations and Laplace transform; series methods and numerical techniques.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 163 with a C or better

  • Physical and Natural Sciences

  • BIOL& 160General Biology with Lab5 credits

    This course provides introduction to basic concepts of biology, with an emphasis on the cells as the fundamental unit of life. Topics include cell structure, basic chemical and biochemical concepts, metabolism, cell division, principles of genetics, biological diversity, and methods of scientific inquiry and critical thinking. Course establishes foundation necessary for continued biology study, especially in human anatomy and physiology. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/10MTTh 8:30a-11:30aHORNE KOpenings: 28
    9/23-12/11MWF 1:00p-3:00pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 28
    9/26-12/5Sa 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 241Human A & P 15 credits

    This course emphasizes understanding of the normal human, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding as well as a foundation for future study in allied health fields. Lecture, group discussion, literature and internet research, and laboratory exercises are included. Acquisition of basic knowledge, application and integration of concepts is emphasized. Biol& 241 includes anatomy survey; tissues; and integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems.

    Prerequisite:

    BIOL& 160 with a C grade and CHEM&121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12MTWTh 1:00p-4:30pHORNE KOpenings: 28
    9/22-12/10TTh 1:00p-4:30pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 28
    9/23-12/9W 5:30p-9:30pHORNE KOpenings: 28
    9/26-12/5Sa12:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 242Human A & P 25 credits

    This course emphasizes understanding of the normal human, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding as well as a foundation for future study in allied health fields. Lecture, group discussion, literature and internet research, and laboratory exercises are included. Acquisition of basic knowledge, application and integration of concepts is emphasized. Biol& 242 includes circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

    Prerequisite:

    BIOL& 241 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12MTWTh 8:30a-12:00pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 28
    9/22-12/8T 5:30p-9:30pOLAH AOpenings: 28
    9/23-12/11MWF 8:30a-11:15aOLAH AOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 260Microbiology5 credits

    Exploration of microbial world with a focus on medical microbiology for students in the health field. Areas of study include classification of microbes, life cycle, metabolism, control, and common infectious diseases of the human body. Laboratory component will demonstrate procedures to identify and control microbes.

    Prerequisite:

    BIOL& 160 with a C grade and CHEM&121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12MTWTh 8:30a-12:00pOLAH AOpenings: 24
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:30a-12:00pOLAH AOpenings: 24
    9/23-12/9MW 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab5 credits

    Basic introduction to chemical principles as they apply to the structure and behavior of matter. Illustrations from everyday life, environmental topics, medicine, and biochemistry are used to illustrate chemical principles. Topics include: measurement in science, atoms, molecules, nuclear and process chemistry, and current chemical issues such as energy, polymers, or foods and drugs among others. Assumes no previous chemistry background. Course intended for non-science majors and may be used to fulfill the general science requirement for most institutions.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11Online ALMAN AOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry5 credits

    Introductory course for non-science majors, nursing, and environmental science students. Includes basic concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry, the nature of atoms, molecules and chemical bonds, chemical notation, chemistry of solutions, scientific reasoning, and problem-solving in the study of the theory and application of chemistry. Lab work is included.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12MTWTh 8:30a-11:30aALMAN AOpenings: 24
    9/22-12/10TTh 1:00p-4:00pALMAN AOpenings: 24
    9/22-12/8T 5:30p-8:30pALMAN AOpenings: 24
    9/23-12/9MW 8:30a-11:30aYAMAMOTO KOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 131Introduction to Organic/Bio-Chemistry5 credits

    This course is a continuation of CHEM&121 and uses those concepts learned to understand the molecular nature of organic molecules. Topics to be covered include the structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of hydrocarbons, alcohol, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and the amines with significant emphasis on the biochemical context of these organic molecules. The structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids including the major catabolic and anabolic pathways of carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism is also covered. Lab activities complement theoretical concepts. Group discussion, lecture, as well as laboratory exercises are included as methods of learning.

    Prerequisite:

    CHEM& 121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodicity, chemical bonding theories, and molecular geometry. Lab work included.

    Prerequisite:

    College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12MTWTh 1:00p-4:00pALMAN AOpenings: 24
    9/23-12/11MWF12:30p-2:30pALMAN AOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 162General Chemistry w/Lab II5 credits

    Atomic periodicity, chemical bonding theories, solid and liquid states and solutions.

    Prerequisite:

    CHEM& 161 with C grade.

  • NUTR& 101Nutrition5 credits

    This course provides information pertaining to human nutrition and the function of nutrients in the body. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology of digestion and absorption; specific utilization of carbohydrates, protein, and fats; vitamin and mineral supplements. Other topics include food safety and the impact of diet on health and disease. Basic principles of chemistry, biology, and physiology are applied to the study of nutrition.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/11Online HORNE KOpenings: 24
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:

    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11MWF 2:10p-4:30pRANGEL DOpenings: 28
  • PHYS& 222Engineering Physics II w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of thermodynamics, mechanics of fluids and oscillatory motion, and mechanical waves.

    Prerequisite:

    PHYS& 221 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite MATH& 152 with a C grade or better.

  • PHYS& 223Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of electricity and magnetism, waves, optics and atomic structure.

    Prerequisite:

    PHYS& 222 with a grade of C or better.

  • Social Sciences

  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12MTWTh 9:00a-11:20aKONGSHAUG COpenings: 28
    7/6-8/12MTWTh12:30p-2:50pKONGSHAUG COpenings: 28
    7/6-8/12Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 24
    9/22-12/11Online BURNS JOpenings: 24
    9/22-12/11Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 24
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:00a-10:10aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    9/22-12/10TTh 5:30p-7:40pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    9/23-12/11MWF10:10a-11:30aOEKERMAN COpenings: 28
    9/23-12/9MW 2:10p-3:30pOEKERMAN COpenings: 28
  • CMST& 220Public Speaking5 credits

    Introduction to communication theory and public speaking emphasizing organization, audience analysis, oral styles, and use of visual aids. Includes presentation of various types of public speeches and analyses of contemporary speeches.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/10TTh10:30a-12:40pBURNS JOpenings: 28
    9/23-12/11MWF 2:10p-3:20pBURNS JOpenings: 28
  • ECON& 201Micro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to microeconomics. Presents supply and demand models, consumers and producers choice in the competitive and non-competitive market. Examines the various economic decisions made by firms relating to price, demand, factors or production, and cost.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/11Online BERGAN NOpenings: 24
  • ECON& 202Macro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance.

    Prerequisite:

    ECON& 201with a C grade.

  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12Online MUDD SOpenings: 24
    9/22-12/11Online MUDD SOpenings: 24
    9/22-12/10TTh 1:10p-3:20pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    9/23-12/11MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    9/28-12/9MW12:30p-1:50pMUDD SOpenings: 28
  • PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology5 credits

    A systematic study of the developmental processes in humans from conception to late adulthood. Special emphasis will be given to the topics of physical development, cognitive development, and personality/social development.

    Prerequisite:

    PSYC& 100 with a C grade

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 24
    9/22-12/11Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 24
  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 credits

    This course introduces the major concepts and definitions of the science of sociology. Basic sociological inquiry is covered, and how social forces shape communal and individual behaviors and attitudes. Topics include socialization, cultures, deviance, social control, inequality, power, social class, race, gender, and institutions. Students learn the basic theories and perspectives of sociology and how those theories apply to the social landscape.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    7/6-8/12Online POLLARD DOpenings: 24
    9/22-12/11Online POLLARD DOpenings: 24

 

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