Course Descriptions

Communication & Media Studies

Introduction to Media Culture
Have you ever wondered what those ads are REALLY saying or how your favorite celebrity manages to always look so perfect?  Are you thinking about the future of magazines or books?  If so, CM101 is the class for you.  In this course, you will examine the impact of television, film, radio, advertisements, music and other media on society.  You will learn to look beyond the glitzy special effects to understand the real messages being sent out to viewers.  Students will be required to view films, television programs, and advertisements as part of this class.

Effective Speaking
Mark Twain said, "The mark of an educated person is how he or she speaks." Begin preparing yourself now to express what you want to achieve by learning how to write, deliver and communicate effectively, informatively and persuasively. Learn and practice how to use PowerPoint professionally, provide oral and written presentations, work together in groups, and individually always speak with confidence.
Health Sciences
Health and Wellness Seminar
This course merges introductory concepts associated with the field of public health with an individualized examination of the student’s health and wellness status, goals, and objectives via seminars augmented with health promotion laboratory activities on campus and related readings and assignments.
Addresses the algebra of functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions and trigonometric functions, including analytical trigonometry.
Introduction to Psychology
Ever wonder why you feel the need to check your friend's Facebook status every five minutes? Do you frequent the mall because you really just love people watching? Did you know that your body may become paralyzed during your most vivid dreams? If you are curious about your own and others' behaviors then PS110 is the course for you. You will learn through innovative lectures, "cutting edge" research and multimedia presentations about the physiological, cognitive, learning, sociocultural, and psychodynamic bases of behavior.