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General Education Courses

Course Descriptions

BIO104  Introduction to Biology (3 Credits)

This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis is on basic biological chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, evolution, classification, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels.


BIO115  Human Anatomy & Physiology I(3 Credits)

The structure and function aspects of Human Body form the basis of all Medical Knowledge. Study of cell structure and function and the organizational hierarchy of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems in the Human Body are studied. Each organ system out of the eleven major ones viz., Skeletal, Muscular, Circulatory, Respiratory, Endocrine, Reproductive, Blood, Integument, Nervous, Urinary, and Digestive are discussed with respect to the details of structure and function.


BIO117  Human Anatomy & Physiology II


This course provides a continuation of BIO115. It provides a more comprehensive and detailed examination of physical and physiological systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of  anatomy and physiology and the interrelationships between the two. Emphasis is placed on the various body systems including the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Other topics covered include metabolism, nutrition, acid-base balance, and fluid and electrolyte balance. The courses is a combination of theory, demonstration and simulated Lab work. 

Pre-requisite: BIO115


ENG101 College English I (3 Credits)

English Composition is designed to develop students’ abilities to think, organize and express their ideas clearly and effectively in writing. This course incorporates reading, research and critical thinking. Emphasis is placed on the various forms of expository writing such as process, description, narration, comparison analysis, persuasion and argumentation. A research paper is required. Numerous in-class writing activities are required in addition to extended essays written outside of class.


ENG102  College English II (3 Credits)

This course is a continuation of College English I. Emphasis is placed on writing about literature using different rhetorical strategies. Short stories, essays, poetry, drama, and novels provide the basis for advanced essay writing and practice in literary analysis The class will encompass reading, discuss the literature, respond in journal form, and write literary essays in order to understand the literature as thoroughly as possible and develop analytical skills. This course is an interactive one focusing on student participation, as opposed to a traditional lecture-dominated structure.

Pre-Requisite:  ENG 101


ENG104 Critical Thinking (3 Credits)

This course is designed to expose students to the main techniques necessary to evaluate, conceptualize and synthesize information gathered through oral or written communication, their experiences or personal reflections and reasoning. The primary objective of this course is to impart a functional ability to reason well and to improve your analytical skills and instincts. In addition, it to familiarizing you with elementary methods of building strong arguments, the course is further designed to aid you in understanding the essential principles involved in the practice of reasoned decision making. The writing skills you develop in this class will serve you across all academic disciplines and in the workplace.


ENG200 Rhetoric & Public Speaking (3 Credits)

This course is designed to expose students to the main techniques that are utilized by speakers to increase their effectiveness. The techniques will include nonverbal delivery, use of language, voice modulation, audience analysis, topic selection, speech delivery and speech elocution


MAT101 College Mathematics I (3 Credits)

This course has been designed to enhance student's problem solving abilities while providing the mathematical foundation for study is all discipline. The course introduces fundamental principles of algebra and explores polynomial, function and graphs, linear and quadratic equations and trigonometry. Through application based word problems students will develop logical thinking and analytical skills.


MAT102 College Mathematics II (3 Credits)

This course is a continuation of MAT101. It was designed to allow students to further enhance their problem solving abilities while providing a solid foundation in mathematical and algebraic principles. Additionally, the course also explores polynomials, graphs, linear and quadratic equations and trigonometry. It is expected that applicable discussion and problem-solving activities will improve the student’s ability to think logically and analytically.

Pre-Requisite: MAT 101


MAT210 College Algebra I (3 Credits)

Students are introduced in the fundamental operations of mathematics. Topics covered include Algebraic Expressions, Solving equations and Inequalities, Graphs, Polynomials and operations, Polynomials factoring, rational expressions and equations, Functions and Matrices Trigonometry.

Pre-Requisite: MAT 102


PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)

This is an introductory course that is designed to allow students to develop their understanding appreciation for the discipline of psychology. Psychology is a broad field that in general, attempts to describe, predict, and control human behavior. Emphasis is placed on learning, human behavior, perception, motivation, personality, abnormal, social and developmental psychology. It will also examine the fundamentals of the human experience, including: affect, behavior and cognition.


PSY310 Motivation (3 Credits)

This course focuses on the psychological and physiological aspects of motivation as determinants of human behavior. Intrinsic versus extrinsic sources of motivation is discussed in relation to interpreting and predicting behavior. Studies will apply various theories of motivation to understanding everyday experiences in business and other transactional environments.

Pre-Requisite: PSY 101


SEM101 College Orientation (1 Credits)

Students are introduced to academic and social concepts of college life. Self evaluation, self-perception, learning skills, use of creative problem solving techniques, time management, personal wellness, career goals and managing personal finance are some of the topics covered.


SOC101 Introduction to Sociology (3 Credits)

This course provides students with a general introduction to the field of Sociology. Topics include social situations, cultural and social change, demography, stratification of society and the development of cultural traits and habits.


SPN101 Elementary Spanish I (3 Credits)

Students will be introduced to the language of Spanish. Emphasis will be placed on understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish through a variety of written and spoken exercises. Through this course it is expected that students will amass a solid Spanish vocabulary and become proficient in basic Spanish conversations.


SPN102  Elementary Spanish II (3 Credits)

A continuation of Spanish I with more emphasis on vocabulary building particularly in relation to everyday situations. Students will receive addition exercises in speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Oral proficiency, listening, comprehension and grammatical accuracy are all stressed in this course. 

Pre-Requisite: SPN 101