Course Descriptions

4.00 credits: This course builds on the material covered in Organic Chemistry 1, focusing on the properties, reactions and synthesis of major organic functional groups and detailing the importance of these groups in biological systems. The laboratory component of this course provides experience in synthesis, purification, and instrumental analysis of organic molecules.
3.00 credits: This course will guide students through an introductory study of various elements of human interaction. Historical elements related to the development of social theories will be reviewed. This course will review the concepts of social stratification, class, race and ethnicity, gender, culture, and deviance as they relate to a study of sociology. The topics of science, medicine and health care as they relate to a study of sociology will provide a focus of this course. Fundamental concepts related to methodology of sociology research will be addressed. We will examine all topics through the lens of the sociological perspective, which is the ability to see and understand how general society works by observing the particular behaviors of people.
3.00 credits: This course is designed for students who are interested learning how to communicate in Spanish at an introductory level in a health care setting. Students will learn greetings, anatomy and medical terminology, how to take a health history and assess current health state, how to explain treatment, how to make appointments, and cultural competency. Students also will learn how to construct basic sentences, questions, and responses. No previous experience with Spanish is required.
4.00 credits: Without knowing where we came from, we can't understanding the world we live in now. This course presents a survey of world history from the 15th century to the early 20th century, with an emphasis on the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, ritual objects, clothing). Major topics include religion and philosophy, as well as the development of political and social structures.
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