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New and Revised Courses*

 

Green = Submitted to Marketing for publication in the 2021-2022 Catalog on 1/15/21.

 

New General Education Essential Skills
  • Writing, Research, and Information Literacy
    • WRI1 - Writing, Research, Info Lit 1 (ENGL 101)
    • WRI2 - Writing, Research, Info Lit 2 (ENGL 102)
  • QURE - Quantitative Reasoning
  • SCRE - Scientific Reasoning
  • OCCE - Oral Communication/Creative Expression
  • TEC - Technological Competency
  • CAI - Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
      CAI sub-categories
    • CHUD - Study of Human Diversity
    • CHSB - Study of Human Behavior & Systems
    • CAWK - Study of Creative Works
    • CAMA - Study of Material Artificats
    • CAWC - Study of World, Country, Region, and/or Language

2020-2021 Catalog Year
 
CIS 140: Principles of Desktop and Electronic Publishing - Discontinued Effective Summer 2020

2020-2021 Catalog Year
 
CIS 202: Advanced Word Processing - Discontinued Effective Summer 2020

2020-2021 Catalog Year
 
CIS 203: Microsoft Excel with Macro Programming - Discontinued Effective Summer 2020

2020-2021 Catalog Year
 
MUS 215: Advanced Music Technology and Multimedia - Revised Effective Fall 2020

Course Placement
None.

2020-2021 Catalog Year
 
OA 110: Professional Keyboarding I - Discontinued Effective Summer 2020

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
AET 102: Scientific Technology and Sustainability (ASET 101 Renaming) - Revised Effective Fall 2021

3-0-3
The purpose of AET 102 is to provide scientific background at an introductory level in a range of areas where scientific and technological advancements have had a significant influence on society. The course will also explore how advances in science have fueled debates in society, and how debates in society have influenced the direction of scientific research and technological development. Students will explore current trends in various fields of science and technology and consider how these fields may evolve in the future. Note: ENGL 098, ENGL 098 ESL, ENGL 098/108, or higher placement. Open to students at FNMT 017 level or higher, however, if students are at FNMT 017 level they must take FNMT 017 concurrently.

Essential Skill
SCRE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
AET 140: 3D Printing - Additive Manufacturing (ASET 140 Renaming) - Revised Effective Fall 2021

3-3-4
Additive manufacturing (AM), also referred to as 3D printing, is a process of creating objects by building them up layer by layer. This course will provide hands-on experience with 3D printers as well as introduce applications of AM in the manufacturing sector. This course may be applied to the Applied Engineering Technology degree and may be of interest to students in other curricula. Prerequisite: FNMT 017 or higher MATH with a grade of C or better or placement in FNMT 118 or higher MATH.
Additional course fee: $105.

Essential Skill
SCRE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
ART 101: Visual Communication - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

CAI Sub-categories
CHUD, CAWK, CAMA.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
ART 103: History of Art: Ancient to Renaissance - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CAWK, CAMA, CAWC.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
ART 103H: History of Art: Ancient to Renaissance (Honors) - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CAWK, CAMA, CAWC.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
ART 104: History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CAWK, CAMA, CAWC.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
ART 104H: History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern (Honors) - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CAWK, CAMA, CAWC.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
ART 105: Drawing I - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
OCCE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
ART 109: Ceramics - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
OCCE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
ART 111: Three-Dimensional Design I - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
OCCE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
ART 115: Painting I - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
OCCE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
ART 125: Design I - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
OCCE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
ART 150: Introduction to Computer Art/Graphics - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
OCCE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
BHHS 103: Human Development and Behavior in the Social Environment - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CHSB.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
BHHS 171: Introduction to Aging Studies - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CHSB.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
BHHS 191: Introduction to Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care - New Effective Fall 2021

3-0-3
This course provides students with an introduction to the field of trauma and trauma-informed care. Students will examine the history of traumatic studies, as well as the current trauma-informed approaches to understanding and treating human psychological trauma, with a focus on how complex trauma experiences impact the cognitive, neuropsychological, and emotional development of survivors and relate to their behavioral and psychological symptoms. Students will be introduced to trauma-informed approaches designed to provide healing and self-care to survivors along with addressing vicarious trauma and the need for practitioner self-care.

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHSB.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
BLAS 101: Introduction to Black Studies - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CHSB, CAWK, CAMA, CAWC.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
BLAS 250: Special Topics in Black Studies - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
CHEM 105: Inquiry into Chemistry - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
SCRE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
CHEM 110: Introductory Chemistry - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
SCRE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
CHEM 121: College Chemistry I - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
SCRE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
ECON 112: Statistics I - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Course Description
This course is designed to introduce the student to the application of statistical techniques in modern decision making. Emphasis is placed on data collection and analysis, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability and probability distributions, sampling, estimation, and hypothesis testing.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
ECON 181: Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Course Description
Macroeconomics is concerned with the performance of the economy as a whole. Students learn the fundamentals of economics, including the basic theories, concepts, terminology, and uses of macroeconomics to make sense of the complex world in which we live. Students learn how to apply macroeconomics in their personal and professional lives using fundamental concepts like supply and demand, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as well as how fiscal and monetary policies impact the economy.

Prequisites
FNMT 118 or higher.

Essential Skill
CAI.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
ECON 182: Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Course Description
Microeconomics deals with the significant aspects of an individual firm. Students learn the basic tools and techniques of microeconomic analysis critical to managing the business of a firm, including managerial decision making and problem solving. Students learn economic principles for analyzing the current conditions of a firm, with an emphasis on how to enhance the economic value of the firm through analysis of supply and demand, production and cost, demand for resources, pricing, and competitive strategies under various market structures.

Prequisites
FNMT 118 or higher.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
FNMT 118: Intermediate Algebra - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Prequisites
FNMT 017 or FNMT 019 completed or FNMT 118 (or higher) placement.

Essential Skill
QURE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
FNMT 121: Retail Mathematics & Merchandising - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Prequisites
FNMT 017 or FNMT 019 completed or FNMT 118 (or higher) placement.

Essential Skill
QURE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
HUM 101: Cultural Traditions: Ancient to the 13th Century - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Course Title
Cultural Traditions: Ancient to the 13th Century

Course Description
Interdisciplinary study of the humanities, from the ancient world to the 13th century, including literature, philosophy, music, art and history. Crucial themes of continuing importance, such as justice, duty, the concept of the self, and the relationship between the individual and society, will be examined in both Western and non-Western cultures. The course emphasizes oral and written analysis of primary works.

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHSB, CAWK, CAMA, CAWC.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
HUM 101H: Cultural Traditions: Ancient to the 13th Century - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Course Title
Cultural Traditions: Ancient to the 13th Century (Honors)

Course Description
Interdisciplinary study of the humanities, from the ancient world to the 13th century, including literature, philosophy, art and history. Crucial themes of continuing importance, such as justice, the hero and the concept of the self will be examined in both Western and non-Western cultures. Course will emphasize oral and written analysis of primary works. May be taken concurrently with any Honors course.

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CHSB, CAWK, CAMA, CAWC.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
HUM 102: Cultural Traditions: 14th Century to the Present - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Course Title
Cultural Traditions: 14th Century to the Present

Course Description
Interdisciplinary study of the humanities, from the 14thcentury world to the present, including literature, philosophy, music, art and history. Crucial themes of continuing importance, such as justice, duty, the concept of the self, and the relationship between the individual and society, will be examined in both Western and non-Western cultures. The course will emphasize oral and written analysis of primary works.

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHSB, CAWK, CAWC.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
HUM 120: Introduction to Chinese Culture and Civilization - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CHSB, CAWK, CAWC.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
HUM 130: Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CHSB, CAWK, CAWC.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
HUM 150: Introduction to Latin American Cultures and Civilizations - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CHSB, CAWK, CAWC.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
HUM 170: Middle East Cultures and Civilizations - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CHSB, CAWK, CAWC.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
MATH 121: Computer Mathematics and Logic - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Prequisites
FNMT 017 or FNMT 019 completed or placement in FNMT 118 or higher.

Essential Skill
QURE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
MATH 123: Mathematical Principles I - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Prequisites
FNMT 017 or FNMT 019 completed or placement in FNMT 118 or higher.

Essential Skill
QURE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
MATH 137: Geometry for Design - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Prequisites
FNMT 017 or FNMT 019 completed or placement in FNMT 118 or higher.

Essential Skill
QURE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
MATH 150: Introductory Data Analysis - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Prequisites
FNMT 017 or FNMT 019 completed or placement in FNMT 118 or higher.

Essential Skill
QURE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
MKTG 131: Principles of Marketing - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Course Description
Students study the essentials of marketing within the framework of real-time digital information sources and the transformational impact these recent technological developments have had. Students examine the role of marketing in society as well as specifically within business organizations. The "four Ps" of marketing (product, price, place and promotion) are explored as well as ethical responsibilities.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHIL 101: Introduction to Philosophy - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Course Description
The course introduces students to the foundational theories and methods of philosophical analysis, emphasizing critical examination of some fundamental principles and problems of philosophy, with examples from the major areas of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics.

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHSB.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHIL 101H: Introduction to Philosophy(Honors) - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHSB.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHIL 202: Philosophy of Love - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Course Title
Philosophy of Love

Course Description
Philosophical exploration of love, including concepts of love from Plato to contemporary thinkers and types of love, including romantic and sexual love, as well as love in friendship, family and religious devotion. Discussion of selected topics may include what love is, the place of desire in love, the role of love in a good life, and the ethics of love.

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CHSB.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHIL 211: Ethical Problems - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHSB.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHIL 215: Social and Political Philosophy - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Course Description
This course introduces some of the issues of central importance in the study of social and political philosophy. A variety of perspectives are considered, including a range of historical and contemporary writings. Theoretical and applied problems within the field are explored. Topics include the nature of law, morality, and duty. Special attention is given to the concepts of justice, freedom, property, and civic responsibility.

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHSB.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHIL 297H: Philosophy in the Context of Intellectual History: Ancient and Medieval (Honors) - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHSB.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHIL 298H: Philosophy in the Context of Intellectual History: Modern (Honors) - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHSB.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHOT 100: Practical Photography for the Beginning Photographer - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
OCCE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHOT 101: Introduction to 35mm Film Camera and Darkroom Techniques - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
OCCE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHOT 104: Introduction to Video Production - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
OCCE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHOT 105: Introduction to Digital Photography - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
OCCE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHOT 151: Digital Imaging - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
OCCE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHYS 105: Survey of Physics - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
SCRE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHYS 108: Descriptive Astronomy - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
SCRE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHYS 111: General Physics I - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
SCRE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHYS 125: Musical Acoustics - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
SCRE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PHYS 140: Mechanics, Heat and Sound - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
SCRE.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CHSB.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
RE 101: Real Estate Fundamentals - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Course Description
Economic, legal and social aspects of real estate under private ownership in the U.S. Among the topics to be discussed will be the agreement of sale, mortgage financing, title and title insurance, settlement, leasing and landlord-tenant relations, planning, zoning, regulations governing land use, Fair Housing legislation and the various aspects of the real estate business. Along with RE 105: Real Estate Practice, this course prepares the student to be a candidate for the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission sales license.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
RE 105: Real Estate Practice - Revised Effective Fall 2021

Course Description
Introduction to all facets of the real estate business, including a survey of fields of specialization. Emphasis will be on the role of a real estate agent in the field of residential brokerage. This course will acquaint the student with the basic techniques, procedures, regulations and ethics involved in a real estate transaction along with a working knowledge of the forms and documents used, including the related mathematics. This course, together with RE 101: Real Estate Fundamentals, prepares the student to be a candidate for the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission sales license.

Prequisite(s)
RE 101, which may be taken concurrently.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
RS160: Death and Dying - New Effective Fall 2021

3-0-3
This course examines how religious traditions from across the world and from different historical periods have addressed and explored the meaning of death, the process by which humans grieve and confront death, and the question of transcendence beyond death. The course Death and Dying will also briefly introduce students to basic terminology, models for understanding grief, and the history of death education.
Humanities Elective, Social Sciences Elective

Essential Skill
CAI.

Cultural Analysis & Interpretation Sub-categories
CHUD, CHSB, CAMA, CAWC.

2021-2022 Catalog Year
 
SOC 230/POLS 230: Activism & Movements - New Effective Fall 2021

3-0-3
This course introduces students to the elements involved in political activism, social movements, interest groups, party activity, and institutional transformation. The course will explore political activism and methods of political activity historically through various eras of American history. The course will engage specific social movements within each era, examining the underlying causes for their collective action in light of concepts such as power, organization, justice, and the common good. Prerequisites: SOC 101 or POLS 101; ENGL 101.
Social Sciences Elective

 

 

*This page includes programs created, discontinued, or revised after the publication of the 2020-2021 Online College Catalog

 

Green = Submitted to Marketing for publication in the 2021-2022 Catalog on 1/15/21.

 

New General Education Essential Skills
  • Writing, Research, and Information Literacy
    • WRI1 - Writing, Research, Info Lit 1 (ENGL 101)
    • WRI2 - Writing, Research, Info Lit 2 (ENGL 102)
  • QURE - Quantitative Reasoning
  • SCRE - Scientific Reasoning
  • OCCE - Oral Communication/Creative Expression
  • TEC - Technological Competency
  • CAI - Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
      CAI sub-categories
    • CHUD - Study of Human Diversity
    • CHSB - Study of Human Behavior & Systems
    • CAWK - Study of Creative Works
    • CAMA - Study of Material Artificats
    • CAWC - Study of World, Country, Region, and/or Language