English Composition I offers students the opportunity to gain the rhetorical foundations that prepare them for the demands of academic and professional writing. In this course, students will learn and practice the strategies and processes essential to successful writing. Successful writing encompasses comprehension, instruction, persuasion, entertainment, problem-resolution, evaluation, investigation, explanation and refutation – all various ends at which writing is aimed. This course will ensure students are properly prepared for academic communication and also understand how to use writing for both professional and personal purposes.
As a continuation from English Composition II, this course focuses on the analysis, synthesis and drawing of conclusions from research and study into external sources. Professional and academic writing requires students to be able to bring in a multitude of facts, points of view, opinions and studies that can inform the writing they’re pulling together, illuminating the message their trying to convey or supporting the position they’re aiming to take. Writing in this course will take students through the entire writing process from brainstorming to draft to final polished essays and revisions. Students will learn the various techniques appropriate to different writing purposes as well as the different tones and styles applicable to particular contexts (professional, academic, clinical, etc.
Environmental Science involves the interdisciplinary approach to our world in terms of the history of environmental concerns, biomes, species interaction with each other and their environment, air, water, soil and biological resources, population dynamics, toxicology, energy sources, land use management and other related topics. All different sciences combine to make up the complexities of environmental science and students embarking on this journey will gain a comprehensive understanding of how these interconnected disciplines all interact to create the environment we occupy. Students will take an in-depth look at the function of this planet earth, its atmosphere, composition and structure as well as the inhabitants that occupy it.
This comprehensive course in Macroeconomics offers students the chance to understand economics from the broadest view possible. Students will learn how local, regional and even global economies work as an entire system and affect each other in countless ways. Particularly in this increasingly global world, a fundamental understanding of macroeconomics provides an imperative foundation from which business professionals, government officials and countless others make important decisions every day. Various types of governments and markets can lead to sound or unsound monetary policy that affect different economies in different ways.
Building on the foundations developed in Macroeconomics, this course in Microeconomics offers students a more in-depth look at various markets and how consumers interact. Students will begin to understand how even the concepts studied at the macro level are applicable on the smallest of scales as certain economic principles are just that concrete. Throughout the course, students will gain a thorough understanding of how markets self-correct and/or what needs to happen in order for common problems to be resolved. Students will study the both the public and private sectors, price movements depending on supply and demand principles as well as the effects of and on export and import levels.
The Psychology Program course takes students through the basic concepts, theories, research methods, and contributions to the understanding of human behavior taking students through the various complexities of human development, the motivations for our thoughts, feelings and behavior as well as the role of sexuality, gender, heredity and genetics as applied to human behavior overall. Students will have the opportunity to analyze various psychological disorders, “normal” behaviors and the basis of the psychology behind learning, memory and experience.
Throughout this program, students will take a look at culture, values, socialization, cooperation, conflict, inequality, deviance, violence, social conflict and control alongside the different social stratifications that make up our existence, our relationships and our everyday lives. The program focuses on globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, new technology, and the growing influence of mass media. Students who complete this program will gain a comprehensive understanding of Sociology, its origins, theories, applications and implications. This course explores sociological processes that underlie everyday life.
Increasingly, the ability to analyze and interpret data is more and more valued in this data- and information-driven world. At the root of this analysis lies the basic principles of statistics. Interpreting data for business – no matter what sector it is – is imperative to making informed decisions. And with information and data so much more widely available than ever before, there’s no excuse not to use this information to make sound business decisions every day. This course will ensure students gain the skills necessary to perform complex statistical analysis of selected samples, understand how to choose the most applicable samples for study and draw conclusions from the analysis pulled from various data sets.
The program also includes discussions on stress management and career development. Throughout, students will apply critical thinking skills to solve problems and evaluate situations. The skills students learn from this program will be essential to student success not only in the academic context, but will also carry over to any professional undertakings thereafter.
The GED® Prep Comprehensive course is an interactive learning experience designed to help students achieve success on the GED® test. Preparing for the GED® test may seem like a daunting task. The Workforce Readiness: GED® Prep Comprehensive course offers students a useful and easy-to-follow guide through all four of the content areas covered on the GED® test: language arts; social studies; science; and mathematics. Each of the four courses includes exam-taking tips, a diagnostic test that doubles as a full-length practice exam, practice questions at the end of each module, and a second full-length practice exam at the end of the course.