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In this course, learners apply major ethical theories to evaluate actions and apply them to contemporary issues. Learners reflect on their own value systems and the ways these values influence and inform their judgments and behavior.

6 quarter credits
Intercultural Communication

Learners in this course demonstrate and apply knowledge of cultural differences associated with values, norms, social interaction, and code systems. Learners also analyze the effects those differences have on inter- and cross-cultural communication.

6 quarter credits
College Algebra

Learners in this course evaluate and perform linear, exponential, logarithmic, and other mathematical functions that include algebraic, graphic, and numeric properties. Learners then apply these concepts to the social and natural sciences, business, and everyday life.

6 quarter credits
Ethics in Health Care

Learners in this course gain a better understanding of the ethical issues associated with the health care profession and the conceptual framework health care professionals use to make ethical decisions. Learners examine current and emerging ethical health care issues related to the various stages of the lifecycle and the quality of life. Learners also explore ethical issues associated with patient care from the perspectives of various health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, and administrators through the use of authentic, real-world examples.

6 quarter credits
Cultural Diversity

Learners in this course gain and demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity from a sociological perspective and identify the ways the societal structure affects micro-level experience. Learners evaluate theories that explain the cultural foundations of prejudice and discrimination, analyze the differences between majority and minority groups and racial and ethnic groups, and investigate the role of power in creating and supporting these differences at the structural level. Learners also assess the relationship between race, gender, and economics by examining past and current experiences of American minority groups.

6 quarter credits
English Composition

This course is an introduction to writing research techniques and various forms of writing, including expository writing. Learners strengthen and demonstrate their ability to think critically; to develop and organize writing topics; and to revise their writing for clarity of purpose, readability, and style.

6 quarter credits
Statistical Reasoning

This course introduces fundamental concepts of elementary statistics, including descriptive statistics, methods of counting, probability distributions, approximations, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Learners use these concepts to apply and interpret statistical results.

6 quarter credits
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Conflict Resolution

In this course, learners identify and analyze the factors that promote conflict and apply the fundamental skills and tools used to resolve conflict in personal and professional situations.

6 quarter credits
Human Biology

In this course, learners examine the integrative relationship between human biological systems and the social sciences, arts, and communications. Learners build and apply an understanding of topics such as human anatomy, nature versus nurture, biological psychology, human disease, and concepts related to ancestry and biology. Learners also evaluate the accuracy of biological topics in the media. This course includes a lab experience.

6 quarter credits
Social Deviance

In this course, learners gain and apply an understanding of the fundamental concepts and theories of the sociological study of deviance. Learners evaluate deviant behavior from historical and social perspectives and identify contemporary issues involving deviance. Learners also analyze informal and formal means of controlling deviance, including the role of the criminal justice system as a form of social control of deviant behavior.

6 quarter credits
Media and Culture

In this course, learners analyze communication processes and the influence of mass media and social media on society. Learners assess key economic, political, ethical, and social issues in intrapersonal, interpersonal and mass communication; and develop skills needed to critically consume and produce media.

6 quarter credits

All Division of Arts and Sciences individual courses* are offered online and available for degree-seeking and nondegree-seeking students. 

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