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Elements of DesignThis course is an overview of basic design processes through a historical perspective. Students will explore how the elements and principles of design have changed and evolved over time and place. Through the application of key design theories and theorists, this course illuminates the patterns and trends that designers draw upon in creating new work and illustrates the impact of design on modern life, commerce, and culture.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test or ENGL1021ARTS2000View
Racial and Ethnic RelationsThis course will focus on identification, patterns of social behavior, and treatment of minority groups within the United States. Theories of prejudice and discrimination, key concepts, and social change will be addressed.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer skills recommendedSOCI2200View
Marriage and FamilyMarriage and Family is the sociological study of the relationships of family life and society in contemporary United States. Analysis will focus on historical perspectives, cross-cultural perspectives, gender roles, gender stratification, sexual roles, cohabitation, and societal norms and expectations. Also, divorce, family violence, remarriage, and parenting roles will be studied.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer skills recommendedSOCI2000View
Introduction to SociologySociology is the scientific study of human social activity. This course will emphasize the methods analysis and perspectives of sociology along with focus on the characteristics of human group life as it relates to the structure of social environment and its influence on the individual.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer skills recommendedSOCI2100View
Food, Culture and SocietyThis course explores how food production, distribution, preparation and consumption shape, and are shaped by, society. It emphasizes the historical roots of food systems, the relationship between food and culture and the social relations of global and local food markets.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer skills recommendedSOCI2130View
EMT-Basic + CPRThis course uses the new guidelines established by the US DOT and meets the requirements established by the Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board (MN EMSRB). Upon successful completion of the course and National Registry of EMT Practical Skills exam (additional $80.00), you are eligible to take the NREMT written exam (additional $70 fee required). State and National certifications will be issued upon passing these tests. Current EMT certification is a prerequisite for most paramedic programs. 7Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 or FRPT1100, 18 years old, required vaccinations, background studies will be requiredEMSV1165View
Intercultural CommunicationThis course provides training in understanding the importance of intercultural communication and theories. Topics covered include: definitions of communication, definitions of culture and diversity of cultural patterns, cultural variables influencing communication, such as language, non-verbal communication, perception, values, and beliefs; factors that facilitate or inhibit intercultural communication competence; and examination of American culture in comparison to other cultures.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredCOMM2020View
General PsychologyPsychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. This introductory course provides a broad overview of topics including: the evolution of psychology, the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, intelligence, motivation, emotion, human development, personality, research methods, psychological disorders, treatments of psychological disorders, and social psychology. 3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredPSYC2300View
Public SpeakingIn this course, students will learn organization, preparation, and delivery skills to become effective communicators in both individual and group presentations. Emphasis will be on audience analysis, research and organization, speech construction, and delivery techniques. Listening and evaluation skills will also be practiced.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredCOMM2130View
Small Group CommunicationThis course focuses on the theoretical and practical application of skills used in a small group setting. Students will participate in groups, completing group projects and analyzing group interaction. Emphasis will be on group formation and development, effective leadership, decision making in groups, active participation, conflict resolution, planning and conducting meetings. Gathering information, argumentation and preparing agendas and minutes will also be practiced.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredCOMM2060View