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 75 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or ACT-Reading 17 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 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: (809-195 with a minimum grade of C or 804-123 with a minimum grade of C or 804-133 with a minimum grade of C or 804-118 with a minimum grade of C) and (COMPASS-Reading Skills 75 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or ACT-Reading 17 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 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 75 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or ACT-Reading 17 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 835-105 with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series 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 75 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or ACT-Reading 17 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 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 75 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or ACT-Reading 17 or 838-105 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 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 75 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or ACT-Reading 17 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 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 with a minimum grade of C) and (COMPASS-Reading Skills 75 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or ACT-Reading 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 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 75 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or ACT-Reading 17 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 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 75 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or ACT-Reading 17 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 165)

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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 75 or (TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or ACT-Reading 17 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 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 75 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or ACT-Reading 17 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 165)

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

Examine the principles of interaction as applied to human relations at home and on the job. Explore topics such as self-concept, personality development, learning, motivation, emotions, stress, human relations processes and special relationships.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Reading Skills 75 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or ACT-Reading 17 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 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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809-423. Introduction to Civility. (3.6 Credits)

The focus of this interactive course is to identify, promote and implement a variety of attitudes and behaviors which foster a civil campus and community. Discussion, activities and roleplays will be part of this curriculum. Textbook is required.

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809-500. Vital Problem Solving. (1 Credit)

Develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and explore the application of these skills to real-life scenarios.

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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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809-620. First Degree Reiki Certifi.

Reiki means "Universal Life Energy." This approach and philosophy of life, focus on developing the sense of power and responsibility that comes from living in the present, expanding your balance and perspective, as well as, creating more energy within. This course will be conducted in two sessions, three weeks apart from each other. Topics will center on the application of the healing process, self alignment and the balance among the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies. This is a certified course and upon completion, a certificate will be presented which shows that the student has completed the First Degree of Reiki. Dr. Murray Bernstein, Reiki Master Teacher, will be conducting the classes. Lecture, discussion and practice of various exercises make this a productive experience. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket.

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809-620A. Second Degree Reiki Certif(I).

This course follows the introductory information on Reiki. It is offered three weeks after the first session. It presents more advanced content and practice on the applications of the healing process, self alignment, and balance between the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies.

Prerequisites: (809-620 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of S or 809-462 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of S)

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809-620B. Second Degree Reiki Certifi(2).

This course consists of part two of the advanced Reiki training program. Students who completed the introductory course, plus one of the advanced training and at least a period of three months practice, are eligible to take this class. Upon completing part two of this advanced course students are eligible to become certified as a second degree Reiki practitioner. Part two of this advanced course consists of reviewing and testing skills taught during part one, as well as instructions on advanced techniques in providing holistic care.

Prerequisites: (809-620A with a minimum grade of S or 809-462A with a minimum grade of S)

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809-621. Third Degree Reiki Certifi (3).

This class allows students who have completed Reiki I and II to advance to a master level of holistic care involving past, present and long distance healing. Divided into three sessions, students will have an opportunity to learn and work on not only holistic healing approaches for physical pain, but those involved in psychological and spiritual breakdowns which lead to conflicts within the body. Classes one and two will work directly on Reiki techniques. Class three will involve the study of the Vision Quest which exposes the student to a higher degree/level of awareness in the Reiki techniques.

Prerequisites: (809-620 with a minimum grade of S or 809-462 with a minimum grade of S) and (809-620A with a minimum grade of S or 809-462A with a minimum grade of S) and (809-620B with a minimum grade of S or 809-462B with a minimum grade of S)

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809-622. Updating Reiki Master Skills.

This course reviews and updates the skills received by students following the completion of the Reiki III Master Certification course. Participation will include the sharing of past and current experiences in Reiki since certification along with discussions on self improvement and methods of expanding skills for individual and/or professional application. Specific cultural techniques will be discussed to further develop both the knowledge and application involved in the art of Reiki. Requirements: students must have completed all three levels involved in Reiki and have a Master certification certificate.

Prerequisites: (809-620 with a minimum grade of S or 809-462 with a minimum grade of S) and (809-620A with a minimum grade of S or 809-462A with a minimum grade of S) and (809-620B with a minimum grade of S or 809-462B with a minimum grade of S) and (809-621 with a minimum grade of S or 809-463 with a minimum grade of S)

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809-623. Reiki Certification (1 and 2).

Designed for those seeking Reiki certification in levels 1 and 2, this combined course follows the historical studies of Dr. Mikao Usui. Reiki is a program of study which provides mindfulness, meditation and hands-on holistic healing. Learn the history of Reiki, hands-on positions for treatment of self and others (including pets) along with methods of using self-aliened energy, under the direction of a master Reiki teacher. In addition, as part of life changes, methods of mindfulness and meditation will be taught. Upon completion of the class, students will receive a full attunement on the methods taught in class and a certification in levels 1 and 2 of Reiki. They will also be eligible to continue in Reiki 3, which involves studies working towards a master level.

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