This course will allow you to develop a healthier lifestyle by making smarter nutritional decisions.
- Explain the various components of nutrition as a science.
- Describe nutrition from a global viewpoint.
- Understand the importance of water and exercise.
- Identify the basics of human growth and aging.
- Discuss food safety procedures.
Textbook: Nutrition for Life
In this course, you’ll begin your study of anatomy and physiology. You’ll learn about general body terms, structures, functions, and processes as well as the skeletal and muscular system. Continue your studies with the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, the senses, and the endocrine system.
- Define terms referring to location, position, direction, body planes, and sections.
- Identify and describe the basic anatomical structures and major cavities of the human body.
- Discuss the process and mechanics of homeostasis.
- Explain how human anatomy and physiology are related.
- List and discuss the organizational levels of the human body in order of increasing complexity and explain how these levels are related to each other.
- Explain the structures, functions, and diseases of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems in humans.
Textbook: Body Structures and Functions (with accompanying CD-ROM)
This course will cover the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, immunity, infection control, respiration, digestion, nutrition, the urinary system, the reproductive system, and genetics.
- Identify and describe the components, functions, and disorders of blood, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system, the reproductive system, and genetics.
- Describe the processes of inflammation and coagulation.
- Explain the disease mechanisms involved in the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
- Describe different types of microorganisms.
- Discuss the body’s defense mechanisms against infection.
- Identify and describe the functions of water, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, trace elements, and vitamins.
- Explain the principles of healthy nutrition and describe nutritional disorders.
- Identify and explain the functions of the reproductive system.
- Describe the disorders of both male and female reproductive systems.
- Define genetics, mutation, and lethal genes.
- Describe selected genetic disorders.
- Explain the potential of genetic engineering.
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This course will provide you with the foundational knowledge needed to critique a variety of artwork.
- Understand artistic media.
- Identify historical periods and artistic movements.
- Explain the roles of the artist and the viewer
This course will allow you to understand and appreciate the art of music.
- Explain the roles of the composer and the listener.
- Describe music theory, instrumentation, and historical periods.
- Distinguish various styles of music.
ENG115-Introduction to Literature
This course will allow you to develop your critical thinking skills and broaden your knowledge of the main genres of literature — fiction, poetry, and drama.
- Explain how to effectively read fiction for both knowledge and enjoyment
- Identify different styles and forms of poetry
- Use what you've learned in this course to discuss, write about, and understand literature
- Prepare a critical interpretation of fiction or poetry based on what you've learned in this course
- Discuss how literary dramas differ from fiction and poetry
- Identify different strategies of critical literary analysis
This course provides an introduction to the various methods of organizing material for a professional setting. Students will compose business documents using the ABC method. These include memos, emails, outlines, reports and proposals, descriptions, and organizing materials. Students also work on honing their grammar skills.
- Describe the basics of the writing process and the ABC method of organizing material for a document
- Identify the parts of speech in a sentence
- Demonstrate correct pronoun use
- Choose proper and effective words for writing documents
- Identify the elements of a well-written sentence
- Demonstrate how to use length, directness, emphasis, and variety to craft impactful sentences
- Explain how to construct a coherent paragraph
- Describe how to write an effective cover letter and resume
- Format and write an interoffice memorandum, a routine business letter, and an effective email
- Identify the different ways to write for blogs, the Internet, and social media
- Describe how to create an organized formal outline
- Identify the types of research and methods of documentation used in business and technical writing
- Explain how to create visual interest and clarity in reports with illustrations, tables, graphs, charts, and overall design
- Explain the purpose and importance of various types of informal reports
- Describe the nature of formal reports and identify their components
- Differentiate among external, internal, informal, and formal proposals
- Describe an object or a process and prepare a set of instructions
- Describe the preparation and submission of professional and technical articles and manuals
Learn how to improve your use of words, gestures, tone of voice, facial expressions, listening skills, and overall physical appearance to better communicate your message. This course is designed to help you develop professional relationships in the workplace.
- Understand and explain the components of communication, both verbal and nonverbal.
- Develop effective listening and observation skills.
- Recognize prejudice in interpersonal relations.
- Describe personal traits essential for successful interpersonal relations.
You will be required to complete a proctored exam on selected courses each semester. These assessments will evaluate the knowledge and skills that you learned during the semester. You choose the time, the location, and the qualified exam supervisor.