Social Science (809)

809-103. Think Critically & Creatively. (3 Credits)

Gain instruction in the vital, realistic and practical methods of thinking, which are in high demand in all of today’s occupations. Decision making, problem solving, detailed analysis of ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals and objectives are considered in depth. Learn to apply specific thinking strategies and tools to situations in a wide variety of workplace, personal, academic and cultural situations.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 75 or TABE Advanced Reading with a score of 11.0 or Accuplacer Reading Comp70 or TABE-12 A Reading with a score of 617 or TABE-11 A Reading with a score of 617 or College Proficiency - Reading or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 248 or ACT-Reading with a score of 17 or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 838-105 with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165)

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809-115. Global Cultural Awareness. (3 Credits)

Discuss the factors that influence people to speak, act, negotiate, and make decisions in an effort to modify personal assumptions and habits that hinder success in the workplace. Explore how styles of thinking, value systems, and political and social realities affect relationships. Focus on negotiations, international communications, marketing, and hosting international visitors.

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809-116. Global Cultural Awareness II. (3 Credits)

Survey several of the more common languages you may experience while working and traveling in global business. This course will introduce German, Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic and other languages common to global business. Learners will also explore some of the history, customs, traditions, geography, politics, and economics which pertain to the cultures involved. Learners will come away knowing how to interact effectively in business situations with groups and individuals who's first language may not be English.

Prerequisites: 809-115 with a minimum grade of C

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809-142. Economics of Financial Markets. (3 Credits)

Learn how the financial markets, such as stock and bond markets, affect and react to changes in the economy. Find out how fiscal and monetary policies impact our economy and the financial markets. Understand how banks and other financial institutions operate and help the financial markets and economy work more efficiently. Finally, develop a greater knowledge of how changes in the economy and financial markets affect the value of financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other investments.

Prerequisites: (809-195 with a minimum grade of C or 809-143 with a minimum grade of C)

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809-143. Microeconomics. (3 Credits)

Examine the behavior of individual decision makers, primarily consumers and firms. Topics include choices of how much to consume and to produce, the functioning of perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets, the conditions under which markets may fail, and arguments for and against government intervention. Apply the fundamental tools of economics to real-world problems.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 75 or TABE Advanced Reading with a score of 11.0 or Accuplacer Reading Comp70 or College Proficiency - Reading or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 248 or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or ACT-Reading with a score of 17 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 838-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165)

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809-144. Macroeconomics. (3 Credits)

This introductory course covers basic social choices regarding economic systems, basic economic aggregates, fiscal policy, the banking system, monetary policy and international trade. Balance is drawn between theory, analysis and a critique of the institutions that characterize modern mixed-capitalist economies.

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809-159. Abnormal Psychology. (3 Credits)

Gain an introduction to the study of the varieties of abnormal behavior with a survey of the types of disorders such as major personality disturbances, criminally related disorders, neuroses and psychotic conditions, mood, anxiety and substance abuse disorders, among others. Social effects and current psychotherapeutic techniques will be discussed.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 75 or TABE Advanced Reading with a score of 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading with a score of 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp70 or TABE-12 A Reading with a score of 617 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 90 or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 40 or ACT-Reading with a score of 17 or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 838-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165)

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809-162. Ethics Criminal Justice System. (2 Credits)

In this course, students will learn to recognize the ethical consequences of their decisions and actions. They will become aware and open to the ethical issues and dilemmas facing Criminal Justice professionals, apply critical thinking skills and understand how to hold themselves personally accountable to these standards.

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809-166. Intro to Ethics: Theory & App. (3 Credits)

Gain a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical, scientific and biopsychosocial perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Critically evaluate individual and professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 75 or TABE Advanced Reading with a score of 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading with a score of 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp70 or TABE-12 A Reading with a score of 617 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ACT-Reading with a score of 17 or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 838-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165)

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809-172. Intro to Diversity Studies. (3 Credits)

This course draws from several disciplines to reaffirm the basic American values of justice and equality by teaching a basic vocabulary, history of immigration and conquest, principles of transcultural communication, legal liability and the value of aesthetic production to increase the probability of respectful encounters among people. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the topics of ageism, religion, sexism, gender differences, sexual orientation, the disabled and the American Disability Act (ADA) are explored. Ethnic relations are studied in global and comparative perspectives.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 75 or TABE Advanced Reading with a score of 11.0 or TABE-12 A Reading with a score of 617 or TABE-11 A Reading with a score of 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp70 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or ACT-Reading with a score of 17 or 838-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165)

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809-174. Social Problems. (3 Credits)

A study of the nature and extent of social disorganization, topics will relate both to legally and socially unacceptable behavior. Emphasis will be given to the social and psychological processes resulting in deviant adaptation and the psychological and sociological factors underlying social disorganization.

Prerequisites: (809-196 with a minimum grade of C or 809-197 with a minimum grade of C) and (COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 75 or TABE Advanced Reading with a score of 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading with a score of 617 or TABE-12 A Reading with a score of 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp70 or College Proficiency - Reading or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 248 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 90 or ACT-Reading with a score of 17 or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 40 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 838-105 with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165)

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809-188. Developmental Psychology. (3 Credits)

Examine, physical, mental, emotional and social development through the lifespan (infancy through elderly). Discuss significant issues at each stage of life and apply this knowledge to personal and occupational settings.

Prerequisites: (809-198 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 75 or TABE Advanced Reading with a score of 11.0 or Accuplacer Reading Comp70 or TABE-11 A Reading with a score of 617 or TABE-12 A Reading with a score of 617 or College Proficiency - Reading or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 248 or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 40 or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or ACT-Reading with a score of 17 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 90 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 838-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165)

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809-194. Basic Personal Money Managing. (1 Credit)

This is a practical application course that aims at providing students and interested public with the tools needed to live better on the moneys they have. The focus is on setting personal financial goals to identify areas of need and to learn where and when to get additional help. It also covers basic information on personal credit issues, handling of personal finances, etc.

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809-195. Economics. (3 Credits)

Discuss the major institutions and principles that underlie the contemporary American economic system, and consider topics such as the free enterprise system, supply and demand, circular flow, government involvement, the Federal Reserve System, economic growth and development, the effects of international trade, comparative economic systems and global economics.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 75 or TABE Advanced Reading with a score of 11.0 or TABE-12 A Reading with a score of 617 or TABE-11 A Reading with a score of 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp70 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 40 or ACT-Reading with a score of 17 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 90 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 838-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165)

Credit for prior learning available

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809-196. Intro to Sociology. (3 Credits)

Understand the basic concepts of sociology, including culture, socialization, social stratification and multiculturalism, along with the five institutions: family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 75 or TABE Advanced Reading with a score of 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading with a score of 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp70 or TABE-12 A Reading with a score of 617 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 40 or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or ACT-Reading with a score of 17 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 90 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 838-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165)

Credit for prior learning available

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809-197. Contemporary Amer Society. (3 Credits)

Examine the network of interdependent social systems, which affect learners as employees, family members and citizens. In this interdisciplinary course, study public policy issues that illustrate how our traditional institutions such as family, education, government, work and media are being changed by global, political, demographic, multicultural and technological trends. Use creative and critical thinking skills in evaluating information, making decisions, advocating positions and participating in the democratic process through an exploration of contemporary issues.

Prerequisites: COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 75 or Accuplacer Reading Comp70 or (TABE Advanced Reading with a score of 11.0 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or ACT-Reading with a score of 17 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 838-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165)

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809-198. Intro to Psychology. (3 Credits)

Explore concepts and terminology related to the topics of learning, perception, personality, motivation, human development and abnormal behavior. Examine the theories of the major psychologists.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 75 or TABE Advanced Reading with a score of 11.0 or TABE-12 A Reading with a score of 617 or TABE-11 A Reading with a score of 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp70 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ACT-Reading with a score of 17 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 90 or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 40 or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 838-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165)

Credit for prior learning available

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809-199. Psychology of Human Relations. (3 Credits)

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationship with others at work, in the family, and in society.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 75 or TABE Advanced Reading with a score of 11.0 or TABE-12 A Reading with a score of 617 or TABE-11 A Reading with a score of 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp70 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or ACT-Reading with a score of 17 or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 40 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 838-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165)

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809-321. Basic Applied Economics. (1 Credit)

Understand business operations by studying topics such as the appreciation of profit and loss, return on investment, business expenses, daily operations, and other vital elements. This course is for students in vocational occupational programs.

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809-340. Applied Psychology. (2 Credits)

Gain the skills needed to satisfy psychological needs, interact effectively with others, and achieve full potential for being productive in work and personal settings. Discuss topics such as learning and growth, motivation and productivity, stress management, self-concept and self-control, working with others, change in the workplace, and building stronger relationships.

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809-345. Basic Workplace Psychology. (1 Credit)

Develop the skills needed for building positive relationships with others by taking part in unique workplace scenarios and exploring psychological concepts.

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809-551. Human Relations - Apprentice. (0.5 Credits)

Study the psychological principles of human relations that will assist in adaptation to the world of work and adjustment to personal and occupational relationships.

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