General Courses in The College

Art Courses

ART-252C  Hist/Appreciation of Art  3 Credits  

A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture beginning with the Renaissance and concluding with Modern Art. Illustrated lectures, reading, and study of current exhibitions. Field trip fee.

ART-256  Drawing and Rendering  2 Credits  

Students will learn the basic artistic techniques involved in sketching, drawing and rendering. Training will include use of varied media, perspective and architectural rendering, as well as human anatomy.

ART-275  Drawing & Painting  3 Credits  

Study, evaluation, and creative use of concepts and materials of drawing and painting. Emphasis on problems in using line, color, mass, value, and texture. Lab fee.

ART-290  Art Practice  1 Credit  

Practical workshops are primarily laboratory yet include illustration, demonstration, and lecture to support the techniques being applied by the student. The offerings are unique to the professor and may include drawing (with various media), watercolor, oil, and/or acrylic painting. Permission of the instructor required. May be repeated for credit to a limit of eight units.

ART-291  Special Topic in Art  1 Credit  

Focus upon an artist, genre, technique, or artistic movement.

ART-292  Special Topic in Art  2 Credits  

Focus upon an artist, genre, technique, or artistic movement.

ART-293  Special Topic in Art  3 Credits  

Focus upon an artist, genre, technique, or artistic movement.

ART-330  Art Techniques for Teachers  3 Credits  

Art experiences for all grades. Understanding and creative use of materials, tools, ideas, and their sources as they apply to elementary education. Approximately one hour of lecture followed by two hours of laboratory projects. Lab fee.

FINA-215C  Intro to the Arts  3 Credits  

A study of the stylistic character, interrelationship and cultural significance of music, painting, sculpture and architecture from antiquity to the present. A course fee covers the expense of field trips to art museums and concerts. Lab Fee.

Core Courses

CORE-100C  Cornerstone  1 Credit  

This course is open to Freshmen only. Introduction to university life and learning, and to the academic and social skills needed for success. May include social outings, community service component, and is to be taken in conjunction with an approved freshman-level course that will apply some of the course lessons. A failing grade must be made up prior to advancement to the Sophomore level.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.

CORE-101C  College Success Strategies  3 Credits  

College Success Strategies is a semester-long course designed to provide students an opportunity to identify their individual learning strengths and personality styles in order to develop effective individualized study and test-taking strategies based on time-management, organization, and the school-life balance. Students are provided with an introduction, regular classroom reinforcement, and application of the executive functioning skills necessary for success in college level course work.

CORE-205  Cornerstone Mentoring  1 Credit  

Cornerstone Mentoring provides the student with the opportunity to assist freshmen students during their Cornerstone course in gaining academic and social skills. Regular hours each week for classes and/or meetings are established at the beginning of the semester. This course may be repeated with consent of the instructor.

Humanities Courses

HUMA-201  Beg.American Sign Language I  3 Credits  

A study of the fundamentals of American Sign Language through the development of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. American Sign Language is a visual/gestural language used by the majority of the Deaf in the United States. Cultural aspects of the Deaf Community will also be introduced through the course.

HUMA-202  Beg.American Sign Language II  3 Credits  

A continued study of the fundamentals of American Sign Language through the development of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. American Sign Language is a visual/gestural language used by the majority of the Deaf in the United States. Cultural aspects of the Deaf Community will also be introduced through the course.

HUMA-291  Special Topic in Humanities  1 Credit  

Study of special topic focusing on culture, language, civilization or literature. May be repeated for credit.

HUMA-292  Special Topic in Humanities  2 Credits  

Study of special topic focusing on culture, language, civilization or literature. May be repeated for credit.

HUMA-293  Special Topic in Humanities  3 Credits  

Study of special topic focusing on culture, language, civilization or literature. May be repeated for credit.

HUMA-294  Special Topic in Humanities  4 Credits  

Study of special topic focusing on culture, language, civilization or literature. May be repeated for credit.

Natural Science Courses

NSCI-210C  The Empirical World  3 Credits  

A course in the natural and physical sciences emphasizing man's relationship to the physical world. Relevant topics from physics, chemistry, earth science, and biology will be explored. The course will focus on contemporary issues such as the ecological, economic and human health impacts of air and water pollution, global climate change, ozone depletion, hazardous and solid waste, alternative energy resources, soil, resource depletion, biotechnology, diet and food safety. Completion of accompanying lab (NSCI-210CL) is required to satisfy the core curriculum requirement in natural science.

Co-Requisite: NSCI-210CL

NSCI-210CL  The Empirical World Lab  1 Credit  

A laboratory course in the natural and physical sciences to accompany NSCI-210C emphasizing the process of problem solving using the scientific method. All laboratory experiences are under the direct supervision of the faculty and are designed to give the student hands-on experience in the study of our natural and physical environment. Where possible the laboratory experiments will be coordinated with the material being covered in lecture. The laboratory experience may include supervised field trips. Lab fee.

Co-Requisite: NSCI-210C

SOCS-364C  Interm.Statistical Methods  3 Credits  

This course is designed to provide a review of fundamental descriptive and inferential procedures as well as a survey of more advanced procedures (including multiple regression, factorial analysis of variance, and a variety of non-parametric tests).