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2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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English

  
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    ENGL 1301 - Composition I +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.
    Required Prerequisite(s): TSI compliant in writing and reading


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    ENGL 1302 - Composition II +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301  


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    ENGL 2307 - Creative Writing I +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Practical experience in the techniques of imaginative writing. May include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, or drama. Includes lectures on recognition and use of literary devices.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301  


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    ENGL 2311 - Technical and Business Writing +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Intensive study of and practice in professional settings. Focus on the types of documents necessary to make decisions and take action on the job, such as proposals, reports, instructions, policies and procedures, email messages, letters, and descriptions of products and services. Practice individual and collaborative processes involved in the creation of ethical and efficient documents.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301  


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    ENGL 2322 - British Literature I +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A survey of the development of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Eighteenth Century. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical, linguistic, and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1302  


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    ENGL 2323 - British Literature II +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A survey of the development of British literature from the Romantic period to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1302  


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    ENGL 2327 - American Literature I +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement through the Civil War. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1302  


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    ENGL 2328 - American Literature II +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1302  


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    ENGL 2332 - World Literature I +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A survey of world literature from the ancient world through the sixteenth century. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1302  


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    ENGL 2333 - World Literature II +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A survey of world literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1302  


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    ENGL 2342 - Forms of Literature I +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    The study of one or more literary genres including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, drama and film.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1302  


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    ENGL 2343 - Forms of Literature II +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    The study of one or more literary genres including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, drama and film.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1302  


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    ENGL 2351 - Mexican-American Literature +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A survey of Mexican-American/Chicanx literature including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1302  


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    ENGL 2389 - Academic Cooperative +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 4
    An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of English language and literature.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301  and TSI-compliant in reading


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Engineering

  
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    ENGR 1201 - Introduction to Engineering +


    Semester Hours: 2 Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 3
    An introduction to the engineering profession with emphasis on technical communication and team-based engineering design.
    Required Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314  or equivalent academic preparation


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    ENGR 1304 - Engineering Graphics I +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 4
    Introduction to computer-aided drafting using CAD software and sketching to generate two-and three-dimensional drawings based on the conventions of engineering graphical communication; topics include spatial relationships, multi-view projections and sectioning, dimensioning, graphical presentation of data, and fundamentals of computer graphics.
    Required Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314  or equivalent academic preparation


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    ENGR 1307 - Plane Surveying +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Development of skills necessary to recognize and solve problems in surveying; introduction and use of various precision instruments used for surveying, including level, theodolites, electronic distance measuring equipment, and total stations for collecting field data; introduction of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their use in surveying; and use of graphic design software, such as AutoCAD or Micro station in surveying problems.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGR 1304  and MATH 1316  or equivalent academic preparation


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    ENGR 2301 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus, involving the description of forces, moments, and couples acting on stationary engineering structures; equilibrium in two and three dimensions; free-body diagrams; friction; centroids; centers of gravity; and moments of inertia.
    Required Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2425  
    Required Prerequisite/Corequisite(s): MATH 2414  


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    ENGR 2302 - Engineering Mechanics -Dynamics +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus, involving the motion of particles, rigid bodies, and systems of particles; Newton’s Laws; work and energy relationships; principles of impulse and momentum; application of kinetics and kinematics to the solution of engineering problems.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGR 2301  


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    ENGR 2305 - Electrical Circuits I +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Principles of electrical circuits and systems. Basic circuit elements (resistance, inductance, mutual inductance, capacitance, independent and dependent controlled voltage, and current sources). Topology of electrical networks; Kirchhoff’s laws; node and mesh analysis; DC circuit analysis; operational amplifiers; transient and sinusoidal steady-state analysis; AC circuit analysis; first-and second-order circuits; Bode plots; and use of computer simulation software to solve circuit problems.
    Required Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2426  and MATH 2414  
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): MATH 2320   or equivalent


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    ENGR 2308 - Engineering Economics +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Methods used for determining the comparative financial desirability of engineering alternatives. Provides the student with the basic tools required to analyze engineering alternatives in terms of their worth and cost, an essential element of engineering practice. The student is introduced to the concept of the time value of money and the methodology of basic engineering economy techniques. The course will address some aspects of sustainability and will provide the student with the background to enable them to pass the Engineering Economy portion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
    Required Prerequisite(s): MATH 2413  


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    ENGR 2332 - Mechanics of Materials +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Stresses, deformations, stress-strain relationships, torsions, beams, shafts, columns, elastic defections in beams, combined loading, and combined stresses.
    Required Prerequisite(s): ENGR 2301 


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    ENGR 2403 - Engineering Mechanics-Statics/Dynamics +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 4 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Combined, single-semester study of statics and dynamics. Calculus-based study of dynamics of rigid bodies, force-mass-acceleration, work-energy, and impulse-momentum computation.
    Required Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2425  


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    ENGR 2406 - Introduction to Digital Systems (Lecture + Lab) +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Introduction to theory and design of digital logic, circuits, and systems. Number systems, operations and codes; logic gates, Boolean algebra and logic simplification; Karnaugh maps; combinational logic; functions of combinational logic; flip-flops and related devices; counters; shift registers; sequential logic; memory and storage. Includes basic laboratory experiences supporting theoretical principles involving design, construction, and analysis of combinational and sequential digital circuits and systems, including logic gates, adders, multiplexers, encoders, decoders, arithmetic logic units, latches,flip-flops,registers,and counters, and preparation of laboratory reports.
    Required Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314  or equivalent academic preparation
    NOTE: Some baccalaureate engineering programs will accept the course ENGR 2306 for transfer credit and as applicable to the engineering major, while others will accept the course for transfer credit only. The student is advised to check with the school to which he or she wants to transfer for specific applicability of this course to the engineering major.


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Environmental and Pollution Control Technology/Technician

  
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    EPCT 1311 - Introduction to Environmental Science


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    An overview of environmental science and current global concerns, and a brief history of environmental ethics, resource use, and conservation. Discussion of fundamental principles of resource economics and environmental health.


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    EPCT 1313 - Contingency Planning


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    An introduction to the development of an emergency response contingency plan for a facility or community. Emphasis on analyzing the hazards, writing and implementing the contingency plans, and evaluating the effectiveness of the contingency plan.


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    EPCT 1327 - Basic Water Works Operation


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 2
    Study of conventional water treatment plants including administration and management. Emphasis on the operation of motors, pumps, and disinfection in small water plants.


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    EPCT 1341 - Principles of Industrial Hygiene


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 2
    Concepts in threshold limits, dose response, and general recognition of occupational hazards, including sampling statistics, calibration, and equipment use. A study of the control of occupational hazards and sample collection and evaluation methods.


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    EPCT 1344 - Environmental Sampling and Analysis


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 2
    Sampling protocol, procedures, quality control, preservation technology, and field analysis. Emphasis on analysis commonly performed by the field technician.


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    EPCT 1347 - Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Exploration of the options available for source reduction, waste minimization, and pollution prevention including regulatory standards applicable to these activities.


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    EPCT 1349 - Environmental Regulation Interpretation and Applications


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    An in-depth study of the major federal and state environmental regulations.


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    EPCT 1391 - Special Topics in Environmental and Pollution Control Technology/ Technician


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.


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    EPCT 1401 - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training and Related Topics


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2
    Minimum certification requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for a hazardous waste site worker as found in 29 CFR-1910.120 and 40 CFR-264.16.


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    EPCT 1407 - Introduction to Environmental Safety and Health


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 4 Laboratory Hours: 0
    An historic overview of environmental safety and health. Emphasis on the use of occupational safety and health codes.


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    EPCT 1440 - Industrial Chemical Processes


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2
    An overview of chemical processes used in the chemical industry.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1405  


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    EPCT 2241 - Wastewater Treatment


    Semester Hours: 2 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Advanced study of the theory of operations and maintenance of wastewater treatment.


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    EPCT 2300 - Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A detailed study of the United States Department of Transportation regulations with emphasis on identifying applicable regulations recommending compliance strategies in the transport of dangerous and hazardous materials. Examination of the regulatory requirements for employees and employers involved in all modes of transportation, including road, rail, aircraft, and marine vessels.


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English for Speakers of Other Languages

  
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    ESOL 0011 - Noncourse Based ESOL


    Semester Hours: 0 Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Noncourse based instruction in ESOL reading and/or writing.


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    ESOL 0111 - Noncourse Based ESOL


    Semester Hours: 0 Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Noncourse based instruction in ESOL reading and/or writing.


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    ESOL 0301 - Oral Communication I


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Practical applications of vocabulary, phonetics and grammar in comprehending and producing spoken English. Designed for speakers of other languages. (DEVELOPMENTAL COURSE: This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.)


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    ESOL 0302 - Oral Communication II


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Practical applications of vocabulary, phonetics and grammar in comprehending and producing spoken English. Designed for speakers of other languages. (DEVELOPMENTAL COURSE: This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.) 


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    ESOL 0303 - Oral Communication III


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Practical applications of vocabulary, phonetics and grammar in comprehending and producing spoken English. Designed for speakers of other languages. (DEVELOPMENTAL COURSE: This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.)


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    ESOL 0304 - Writing and Grammar I


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Practical applications of vocabulary, phonetics and grammar in comprehending and producing spoken English. Designed for speakers of other languages. (DEVELOPMENTAL COURSE: This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.)


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    ESOL 0305 - Writing and Grammar II


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Practical applications of grammar and sentence syntax in written English. Designed for speakers of other languages. (DEVELOPMENTAL COURSE: This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.)


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    ESOL 0306 - Writing and Grammar III


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Practical applications of grammar and sentence syntax in written English. Designed for speakers of other languages. (DEVELOPMENTAL COURSE: This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.)


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    ESOL 0307 - Reading and Vocabulary I


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Development and improvement of reading skills through vocabulary, fluency and comprehension strategies. Designed for speakers of other languages. (DEVELOPMENTAL COURSE: This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.)


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    ESOL 0308 - Reading and Vocabulary II


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Development and improvement of reading skills through vocabulary, fluency and comprehension strategies. Designed for speakers of other languages. (DEVELOPMENTAL COURSE: This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.)


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    ESOL 0309 - Reading and Vocabulary III


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Development and improvement of reading skills through vocabulary, fluency and comprehension strategies. Designed for speakers of other languages. (DEVELOPMENTAL COURSE: This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.)


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    ESOL 0310 - Composition I


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Development and improvement of reading skills through vocabulary, fluency and comprehension strategies. Designed for speakers of other languages. (DEVELOPMENTAL COURSE: This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.) 


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    ESOL 0311 - Composition II


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Practical applications of grammar, usage and sentence structure in paragraph and essay writing. Designed for speakers of other languages. (DEVELOPMENTAL COURSE: This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.) 


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    ESOL 0312 - Composition III


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Practical applications of grammar, usage and sentence structure in paragraph and essay writing. Designed for speakers of other languages. (DEVELOPMENTAL COURSE: This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.)


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Food and Beverage/Restaurant Operations Manager

  
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    BTND 1391 - Special Topics in Bartender/Mixologist


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge’s, and/or attitudes and behavior pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.


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    FDST 2333 - Wine Types and Sensory Evaluation


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A study of the major types of wines including factors that affect quality with on the development of sensory evaluation techniques.


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    FDST 2335 - Wine Growing Regions of the World


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A study of the major wine growing regions of the world including their history and diversity, vinicultural and enological practices and procedures, wine types, and the sensory evaluation of their productions.


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Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies

  
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    FDNS 1103 - Introduction to Dietetics


    Semester Hours: 1 Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 0
    An introduction to the profession of dietetics in health-care delivery systems. Includes roles and responsibilities of dietetics team members, standards, and ethics in dietetic practice. Emphasis on effective professional communications.


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    FDNS 1168 - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)


    Semester Hours: 1 Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 10
    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, College, and student.
    Required Prerequisite(s): Admission to Dietary Manager Program or Dietetic Technician Program. FDNS 1103 , FDNS 1370 , DITA 1300  and DITA 1301 .
    Required Corequisite(s): IFWA 2446  
    Enrollment in the practicum requires admission to the Dietary Manager Certificate program or to the Dietetic Technician degree program. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. A granted petition is required for registration. See program director for additional practicum requirements.


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    FDNS 1192 - Special Topics in Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General


    Semester Hours: 1 Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Study in food service management, normal/community nutrition, or clinical nutrition care to meet interests and needs of students. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): Consent of Program Coordinator


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    FDNS 1309 - Nutrition in the Community


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A study of the nutritional status of populations at the national, state, and local community levels. Socioeconomic, cultural, and psychological influences on eating behavior, national and state health objectives, marketing strategies for objective implementation, and community nutrition programs serving risk-group populations. Basic teaching/counseling methods for the nutrition education of small groups and individual clients/patients.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): HECO 1322  


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    FDNS 1341 - Nutrition in the Life Cycle


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Analysis of nutrition assessment indicators for each age group. Social consideration to growth standards, maternal weight gains, eating behaviors of various age groups, and the physiology of aging as it relates to nutrient adequacy in the mature adult.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): HECO 1322  


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    FDNS 1346 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Principles and techniques of nutrition care for clients/patients at low to moderate nutrition risk. Includes a study of the scientific basis of diets for individuals with diabetes mellitus, pulmonary and cardiovascular disease, and weight-control needs. Nutrition assessment parameters, nutrition care planning and evaluation, and menu-editing methods.
    Required Prerequisite(s): DITA 1300  with a minimum grade of “C”
    Recommended Corequisite(s): BIOL 2401  


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    FDNS 1370 - Principles of Food Preparation


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 4
    Application of food science principles to meal preparation including study of food composition, selection, cooking techniques, heat transfer, food safety, nutrition and ingredient substitution.


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    FDNS 1371 - Child Nutrition and Programs


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Study of nutritional requirements and growth assessment for children 0-18 at low or moderate risk. Review of child nutrition regulatory processes and federal child nutrition programs. Develop practical skills in meal planning and providing nutrition education for children.


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    FDNS 1391 - Special Topics in Foods and Nutrition Studies


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.


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    FDNS 1447 - Medical Nutrition Therapy III


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 4 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Advanced principles and techniques of nutrition care for clients/patients at low to moderate risk. Includes a study of the scientific basis of diets for individuals with cancer, gastrointestinal disease, and renal disease. Also includes nutrition assessment parameters, nutrition care planning and evaluation, and menu-editing methods.
    Required Prerequisite(s): FDNS 1346  with a minimum grade of “C”
    Recommended Prerequisite/Corequisite(s): BIOL 2401  


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    FDNS 2168 - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)


    Semester Hours: 1 Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 10
    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, College, and student.
    Required Prerequisite(s): HECO 1322 , FDNS 1309 , and FDNS 1371  or FDNS 1341  
    All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of ” C” or better. A granted petition is required for registration.


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    FDNS 2169 - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)


    Semester Hours: 1 Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 10
    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, College, and student.
    Required Prerequisite(s): FDNS 1447  completed within the last three years with a minimum grade of “C” earned
    NOTE: Enrollment in the practicum requires admission to the Dietetic Technician degree program. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. A granted petition is required for registration.


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    FDNS 2400 - Food Management Systems


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 4 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Aspects of the organization and management of institutional food service systems. Includes menu planning and evaluation, purchasing, receiving and storage of food supplies, inventory control, sanitation and safety, and quality assurance.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): DITA 1301  


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Food Science

  
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    FDST 1391 - Special Topics in Food Science


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.


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Fire Science/Firefighting

  
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    FIRS 1301 - Firefighter Certification I


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 4
    One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification III, IV, V, and VI to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. This course may only be offered by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP).
    Required Corequisite(s): FIRS 1313  FIRS 1319  FIRS 1323  FIRS 1329  and FIRT 1338  


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    FIRS 1313 - Firefighter Certification III


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 4
    One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, IV, V, and VI to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. This course may only be offered by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP).
    Required Corequisite(s): FIRS 1301 , FIRS 1319 , FIRS 1323 , FIRS 1329 , and FIRT 1338 .


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    FIRS 1319 - Firefighter Certification IV


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 4
    One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, III, V, and VI to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. This course may only be offered by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP).
    Required Corequisite(s): FIRS 1301 , FIRS 1313 , FIRS 1323 , FIRS 1329 , and FIRT 1338  


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    FIRS 1323 - Firefighter Certification V


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 5
    One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, III, IV, and VI to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. This course may only be offered by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP).
    Required Corequisite(s): FIRS 1301 , FIRS 1313 , FIRS 1319 , FIRS 1329 , and FIRT 1338 .


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    FIRS 1329 - Firefighter Certification VI


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 4
    One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, III, IV, and V to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. This course may only be offered by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP).
    Required Corequisite(s): FIRS 1301 , FIRS 1313 , FIRS 1319 , FIRS 1323 , and FIRT 1338 .


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Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

  
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    FIRT 1301 - Fundamentals of Fire Protection


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Orientation to the fire service, career opportunities, and related fields. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements.


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    FIRT 1307 - Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Local building and fire prevention codes. Fire prevention inspections, practices, and procedures. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements.


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    FIRT 1309 - Fire Administration I


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Introduction to the organization and management of a fire department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. Emphasis on fire service leadership from the perspective of the company officer.


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    FIRT 1311 - Fire Service Hydraulics


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Application of hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems related to fire protection.


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    FIRT 1315 - Hazardous Materials I


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 2
    The chemical characteristics and behavior of various materials. Storage, transportation, handling hazardous emergency situations, and the most effective methods of hazard mitigation.


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    FIRT 1329 - Building Codes and Construction


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Examination of building codes and requirements, construction types, and building materials. Includes walls, floorings, foundations, and various roof types and the associated dangers of each. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements.


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    FIRT 1338 - Fire Protection Systems


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishers. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements.


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    FIRT 1349 - Fire Administration II


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    In-depth study of fire service management as pertaining to budgetary requirements, administration, organization of divisions within the fire service, and relationships between the fire service and outside agencies.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): FIRT 1309  


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    FIRT 1391 - Special Topics in Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated two times for credit if the content and outcomes vary.
    Required Prerequisite(s): Consent of Department Chairperson


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    FIRT 1433 - Fire Chemistry I


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 1
    Chemical nature and properties of compounds as related to the fire service. Fundamental laws of chemistry, states of matter, gas laws, chemical bonding, and thermodynamics. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements.


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    FIRT 2309 - Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Analysis of the nature of fire problems and selection of initial strategies and tactics including an in-depth study of efficient and effective use of staffing and equipment to mitigate the emergency.


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    FIRT 2331 - Firefighting Strategies and Tactics II


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Emphasis on use of incident management in large scale command problems and other specialized fire problems. (Capstone Course - Must be taken during the last semester of the program.)


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    FIRT 2388 - Internship Emergency Management


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 9
    A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the College and the employer. This may be a paid or unpaid experience.


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Film and Video Making/Cinematography and Production

  
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    FLMC 1304 - Lighting for Film or Video


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 4
    Fundamentals of lighting techniques for film or video production with respect to lighting tools, composition and camera motion to support dynamic storytelling.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): RTVB 1321  


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    FLMC 1311 - Survey of the Motion Picture


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 2
    Overview of film history and techniques including introduction to cinematic elements and approaches to analysis and criticism.


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    FLMC 2333 - Cinematography


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 4
    Advanced concepts of theoretical elements and practical applications of the cinematic craft.
    Required Prerequisite(s): RTVB 1321  
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): FLMC 1304  


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    FLMC 2334 - Directing for Film or Video


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 4
    Analysis of directing styles to formulate a personal directing style. Includes directing a film or video production.
    Required Prerequisite(s): RTVB 1325  or program coordinator consent.


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French

  
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    FREN 1411 - Beginning French I +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2
    Fundamental skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes acquisition of language functions, basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and culture through contextualized presentations, interactive activities, and extensive laboratory practice.


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    FREN 1412 - Beginning French II +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2
    Continuation of FREN 1411 . Fundamental skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and culture with emphasis on conversation. Laboratory practice.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 1411 


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    FREN 2311 - Intermediate French I +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Continuation of FREN 1412 . Review and application of skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasizes conversation, vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and culture. Class conducted largely in French.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 1412 


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    FREN 2312 - Intermediate French II +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Continuation of FREN 2311 . Review and application of skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasizes conversation, vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and culture.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 2311 


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Fashion Merchandising

  
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    FSHN 1301 - Textiles


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 1
    A general study of textiles with emphasis on factors that affect the hand, appearance, and performance in clothing use. Examination of the fibers, yams, dyeing, printing and finishing. Application of textiles used in the apparel industry.


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    FSHN 1312 - Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    An overview of fashion trends and concepts to include branding, environmental influences, and marketing operations.


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    FSHN 2301 - Fashion Promotion


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A survey of fashion direction, publicity, and fashion event coordination. Emphasis on fashion event production.


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    FSHN 2305 - Fashion Retailing


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    An overview of retailing procedures used in various types of fashion companies. A study of operations, personnel, merchandising, sales promotion, and finance and control. Examination of job opportunities available in the retail fashion industry.


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    FSHN 2309 - Fashion Image


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Instruction in the techniques used to analyze the fashion image of individual clients. Emphasis on personal coloring, body types, and wardrobe coordination. Study of fashion image consultant business practices and job qualifications.


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Geography

  
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    GEOG 1301 - Physical Geography +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    This course introduces students to the processes that drive Earth’s physical systems. Students will explore the relationships among these physical systems, with emphasis on weather and climate, water, ecosystems, geologic processes and landform development, and human interactions with the physical environment.


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