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Education - Continuation

EDUC 3600

Introduction to Middle Grades Education and Theory
Prerequisite: Admission to Middle Grades Education Program
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An examination of contemporary middle school curriculum including current trends, issues, and models. Attention will focus on middle school adolescents, middle school teachers, integrated and interdisciplinary studies, standards based curriculum and multiple assessments. It is recommended that this be the first course in the program sequence.

EDUC 3610

Nature and Needs of the Adolescent Learner
Prerequisite: Admission to Middle Grades Education Program
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Developmental process from birth through adulthood with an emphasis on adolescents. It is strongly suggested that students take this course as a corequisite with EDUC 3600.

EDUC 4001

Elementary Methods and Materials
Prerequisite: Admission to Candidacy, Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course provides a study of basic techniques involved in the effective guidance of learners in early childhood classrooms and various instructional materials adapted for use at these levels. Extensive daytime observation and participation in area schools is required. Teacher candidates will work with college supervisors and school mentors in the planning for the final semester’s student teaching activities.

EDUC 4200

Science in Elementary Education
Prerequisite: Admission to Candidacy, Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course is designed to develop basic science knowledge, concepts, and skills and incorporate them into learning experiences for young children in grades P-5. The content is drawn from a wide range of science topics. Emphasis is placed on student involvement in science and learning experiences. Field experience required.

EDUC 4204

Internship in Elementary Education
Prerequisite: Approval by Teacher Education Division and cooperating school partner. Verification of professional liability insurance is required before placement along with updated criminal background check and fingerprinting.
Credit Hours: (0-20-6)

In combination with EDUC 4404, full-time teaching experience under the supervision of a public school cooperating teacher and college supervisor. Student teaching provides the opportunity for candidates to apply their knowledge, skills and dispositions in a variety of settings appropriate to the content and level of their preparation program, to use information technology to support teaching and learning and is sufficiently extensive and intensive for candidates to demonstrate competence in the professional roles for which they are preparing.
EDUC 4404

Internship Special Education
Prerequisite: Approval by Teacher Education Division and cooperating school partner. Verification of professional liability insurance is required before placement along with updated criminal background check and fingerprinting.
Credit Hours: (0-20-6)

The experience of teaching students with mild disabilities who may be mainstreamed in regular education classes is concurrent with EDUC 4204.
EDUC 4504

Seminar in Secondary Student Teaching
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Secondary Teacher Education Program
Corequisite: EDUC 4505
Credit Hours: (1-0-1)

Seminar for secondary education teacher candidates while enrolled in student teaching. All requirements for certification and licensure will be reviewed during this seminar.

EDUC 4505

Secondary Student Teaching
Prerequisite: Admission into Secondary Certification Program and completion of EDUC 3505, EDUC 3005, LART 3006, and SPED 3105
Credit Hours: (0-40-11)

Full-time teaching experience under the supervision of a public school cooperating teacher and college supervisor. Student teaching provides the opportunity for candidates to apply their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in a variety of settings appropriate to the content and level of their preparation program and to use information technology to support teaching and learning. The classroom experience is sufficiently extensive and intensive for candidates to demonstrate competency in the professional roles for which they are preparing.

EDUC 4506

Middle School Student Teaching
Prerequisite: Admission to Middle Grades Education Program, Admission to Student Teaching, EDUC 3506, EDUC 3600, EDUC 3610 and all coursework.
Credit Hours: (0-40-11)

Opportunity to observe and participate in classroom activities in a supervised grade 4-8 public school setting.

EDUC 4507

Seminar in Middle School Student Teaching
Prerequisite: Middle School Student Teaching and acceptance into the Middle School Teacher Education Program
Corequisite: EDUC 4506
Credit Hours: (1-0-1)

Seminar for Middle School education teacher candidates while enrolled in student teaching. All requirements for certification and licensure will be reviewed during this seminar.

EDUC 4600

Assessment in Middle and Secondary Education
Prerequisite: Admission to Middle Grades Education Program, EDUC 3600, EDUC 3610, and EDUC 3506
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An overview of classroom management theory and best practices as related to the characteristics of learners and effective pedagogy.

EDUC 4800

Curriculum and Instruction in Education
Prerequisite: Admission to Middle Grades or Secondary Education, and EDUC 3005
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course is designed to give students majoring in Middle Grades and Secondary education, the opportunity to model best practices in education and to have experience in teaching in a classroom setting. Candidates will work in the area of specialization according to their degree. Content covered will include English/Language Arts, Mathematics, History/Social Science, Biology/Science, and Reading/Literacy. Candidates will work with the curriculum, the national and state standards, and local area curricular guides to prepare lesson and unit plans of instruction.

EDUC 4901

Seminar in Improving Student-Teaching for edTPA
Prerequisite: This is a required course for certification in the State of Georgia for student-teachers that do not pass edTPA
Credit Hours: (1-0-0)

Seminar for student-teachers that do not pass edTPA in order to redo the portion that is not passed and then apply for certification.

EDUC 4990

Independent Study in Education
Prerequisite: EDUC 3500 or EDUC 3501. Course may be repeated for a total of six credits
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)                                

Independent scholarship in the area of teacher education. Student must have permission of the School of Education Dean to proceed with the course. Topics will be developed by the student and approved by the faculty.

EDUC 4991

Current Topics in Education
Prerequisite: EDUC 3500 or EDUC 3501. Course may be repeated for a total of six credits
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Independent scholarship in the area of developments in education that can/will affect teacher education. Focus can be national or international. Student must have permission of the School of Education Dean to proceed with the course. Topics will be developed by the student and approved by the faculty.

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Engineering

ENGR 1100

Introduction to Engineering
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1113.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A course that will provide students with an overview of various engineering disciplines to help them make well informed career choices in the profession. Main topics include the nature of the field and career opportunities in civil, chemical, electrical, industrial, mechanical, and other major engineering disciplines. The course will also emphasize the tools of technical communication including: recording, analyzing and presenting data, dimensional analysis, S1 conversion, curve fitting/regression analysis. Statistical tools for quality control, material balance, energy resources, and engineering economics will also be explored. Team work for a project may be required for course completion.

ENGR 1111

Introduction to Engineering Graphics
Prerequisite: MATH 1113
Credit Hours: (2-2-3)

This course covers the theory and application of the design process using conventional drafting as well as CAD techniques. Development and interpretation of drawings and specifications for product realization are covered, as are elements of projection theory that enhance the ability to communicate graphically.

ENGR 2201

Statics
Prerequisite: PHYS 2211K and completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 2501.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A course that will emphasize the principles of Statics (the branch of mechanics that deals with bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium) in two and three dimensions. Internal forces in trusses, frames, machines, and continuous beams will also be covered. Other topics include dry friction, and the calculation of centroids/center of masses of curves, areas and volumes.

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English

ENGL 1101

Composition I
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition and analysis and including the use of research skills.

ENGL 1101H

Honors Composition I
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program or permission of the Honors Program Coordinator
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition and analysis and including the use of research skills. The course provides opportunities for collaboration, leadership, and effective communication across media through writing projects that relate to one or more elements of the honors program outside the classroom.

ENGL 1102

Composition II
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A composition course emphasizing interpretation and evaluation that incorporates a variety of advanced research methods.

ENGL 1102H

Honors Composition II
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101H with a grade of C or better or permission of the Honors Program Coordinator
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A composition course emphasizing interpretation and evaluation that incorporates a variety of advanced research methods. The course provides opportunities for collaboration, leadership, and effective communication across media through writing projects that relate to one or more elements of the honors program outside the classroom.

ENGL 2111

World Literature I
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey of important works of world literature from ancient times to the seventeenth century.

ENGL 2112

World Literature II
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey of important works of world literature from the seventeenth century to the present.

ENGL 2121

British Literature I
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey of important works of British literature from the Old English period through the Neoclassical era.

ENGL 2122

British Literature II
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey of important works of British literature from the Romantic period to the present.

ENGL 2131

American Literature I
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey of American literature from the colonial age to the mid-nineteenth century.

ENGL 2132

American Literature II
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

ENGL 2910

Professional Writing Practicum I
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1101
Credit Hours: (1-3-2)

This course will provide students with the skills necessary to manage, provide and edit content for, and publish a student newspaper. ENGL 2910 will be offered each fall and does not need to be taken in sequence with its companion, ENGL 2920.

ENGL 2920

Professional Writing Practicum II
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1101
Credit Hours: (1-3-2)

This course will provide students with the skills necessary to manage, provide and edit content for, and publish a student newspaper. ENGL 2920 will be offered each spring and does not need to be taken in sequence with its companion, ENGL 2910.     

 

ENGL 3210

Old English and Middle English Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey and study of Old and Middle English Literature.

ENGL 3220

Renaissance British Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey and study of Renaissance British Literature.

ENGL 3230

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey and study of British Literature from the Restoration in 1660 until the end of the eighteenth century.

ENGL 3240

Nineteenth-Century British Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey and study of British Romantic and Victorian Literature.

ENGL 3250

Twentieth-Century and Contemporary British Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey and study of British literature in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

ENGL 3330

Early and Colonial American Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey and study of early and colonial American literature.

ENGL 3340

Romantic and Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey and study of Romantic and nineteenth-century American literature.

ENGL 3350

Modern and Postmodern American Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey and study of twentieth and early twenty-first century American literature.

ENGL 3400

History of English and the American Languages
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A history of the development of the English language and a sociolinguistic investigation of the dialects of American English.

ENGL 3600

Creative Writing
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGLISH 1102 and completion of a 2000-Level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An introduction to creative writing, with a focus on two or more of the following genres: poetry, fiction, drama, creative non-fiction.

ENGL 3610

Fiction Writing
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An introduction to creative writing, with a focus on fiction.

ENGL 3620

Creative Writing: Nonfiction
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosphy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An introduction to creative writing, with a focus on nonfiction.

ENGL 3630

Creative Writing: Poetry
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An introduction to creative writing, with a focus on poetry.

ENGL 3640

Creative Writing: Script Writing
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and Completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An introduction to creative writing, with a focus on script writing.

ENGL 3911

Advanced Composition
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An advanced compositiion course designed to enhance proficiency in critical thinking, reading, and expository writing.

ENGL 3912

Advanced Grammar
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An advanced course descriptive grammar.

ENGL 3920

Technical Writing
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or Philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A study of technical communication practices in professional writing contexts including document analysis, the rhetoric of the scientific and technical professions, and the composition of technical reports, manuals, and articles.

ENGL 3930

Writing for New Media
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completionof a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A study of the theoretical and social implications of new media, with practical application of strategies for effective writing in multiple print, digital, and mixed media contexts.

ENGL 4200

Postcolonial Literatures
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey of postcolonial literatures that includes the theoretical perspectives of figures such as Said, Fanon, Spivak, Bhabha, and others.

ENGL 4300

African-American Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey of the works, movements, and genres of African-American literature.

ENGL 4400

Minority American Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey of the works, movements, and genres of minority American literatures other than African-American, including Latino/Chicano, Native American, and Asian-American.

ENGL 4601

Foundational Authors: Chaucer
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A close study of the major works of Geoffrey Chaucer.

ENGL 4602

Foundational Authors: Shakespeare
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A close study of the major dramatic and poetic works of William Shakespeare.

ENGL 4603

Foundational Authors: Milton
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A close study of the major poetry and prose of John Milton.

ENGL 4800

Curriculum and Methods in English/Language Arts Education
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102, completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course, Admission to Candidacy in Teacher Education Program
Corequisite: EDUC 3005
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Studies the planning, teaching, evaluation, and organization of teaching English/Language Arts at middle and secondary level. The course integrates knowledge of the subject area with a field work skills component.

ENGL 4810

English Internship
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102, completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course, and permission of instructor
Credit Hours: 1 to 6 credit hours (0-3-1) or (0-6-2) or (0-9-3) or (0-12-4) or (0-15-5) or (0-18-6)

An individually designed, supervised, and previously approved English-related career practicum involving field experience. The course is repeatable for credit.

ENGL 4900

Special Topics in Literature and Literary Studies
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A close study of a significant topic related to the study of literature and language. Topics will vary, and may include literary theory, studies in film or other new media, journalism, or genre and gender studies.

ENGL 4910

Special Topics in Rhetoric and Composition
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A close study of a significant topic in rhetoric and composition. Topics will vary and may include new media composition, composition theory, linguistics, creative non-fiction, and technical writing.

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Free Enterprise

FENT 1001

Free Enterprise Seminar
Credit Hours: (1-0-1)

An introduction to leadership, teamwork, and communication through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise.

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French

FREN 1001

Elementary French I
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French and to the culture of French-speaking regions. Students who are determined by the instructor to be fluent in French through previous schoolwork or experience must take FREN 1002.

FREN 1002

Elementary French II
Prerequisite: FREN 1001, two years of high school French, or permission of the instructor.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A continuation of FREN 1001, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French and further study of the culture of French-speaking regions.

FREN 2001

Intermediate French I
Prerequisite for FREN 1002 or permission of the instructor.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An extensive reading of authentic literary works in French, review of troublesome aspects of French syntax, and introduction to composition and literary discussion in French.

FREN 2002

Intermediate French II
Prerequisite: French 2001
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An extensive reading of authentic literary works in French, review of troublesome aspects of French syntax, and introduction to composition and literary discussion in French.

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Geology

GEOL 1121K

Introductory Geoscience I: Physical Geology
Credit Hours: (3-2-4)

This course covers Earth materials and processes. Topics include an introduction to the fundamental features of the earth’s internal and external processes, identification of rocks and minerals, the nature and measurement of geologic time, and the unifying role of the theory of plate tectonics.

GEOL 1122K

Introductory Geoscience II – Historical Geology
Credit Hours: (3-2-4)

This course covers geologic time, sedimentary environments, fossils, and Earth history. Topics include an introduction to methods and concepts by which Earth history is interpreted: the geologic time scale; interpretation of the rock record;. interactions of physical, chemical, and biological processes through time.

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Health Information Management

HSIA 2000

Medical Terminology
Prerequisite: Student must have completed BIOL 2210
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Introduction to medical terminology, including root words, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. The course includes an introduction to pharmacology, including commonly used drugs.

HSIA 3000

Introduction to Health Care Systems and the Health Information and Informatics Professional
Prerequisite: Must have completed at least 30 semester hours of college-level work and admission to the Health Information Management Program
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A study of the U.S healthcare system emphasizing critical issues being faced and the multidisciplinary nature of those issues. An introduction to Health Information Informatics Management and the role of the professional in healthcare delivery is also explored.

HSIA 3030

Pathophysiology & Essentials of Pharmacology
Prerequisite: Admission to the Health Information Management Program
Corequisite: HSIA 2000, HSIA 3000
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

The study of etiology, symptomology, clinical diagnosis, and treatment of diseases with an emphasis on pathogenesis, and the study of drugs and drug therapy related to human diseases

HSIA 3110

Human Resources Administration in Health Sciences
Prerequisite: Admission to the Health Information Management Program
Corequisite: HSIA 2000, HSIA 3000, MGNT 3000
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Provides an in-depth look at the strategic management in the health care setting, including leadership in the e-health environment, productivity monitoring, change management, and process redesign. Focuses on human resources management, training, communication, and ergonomics.

HSIA 3230

Health Data Content and Structure
Prerequisite: One of BUSA 2101 or CSCI 1101 and Admission to the Health Information Management Program
Corequisite: HSIA 2000, HSIA 3000
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Provides an in-depth look at healthcare data sets including the uniform ambulatory care data set, uniform hospital discharge data set, and health care standards. Explores paper-based, hybrid, and electronic health records as well as secondary data sources, and maintenance standards.

HSIA 3420

Health Data Classification & Coding Systems II
Prerequisite: HSIA 2000, HSIA 3000, HSIA 3410
Credit Hours: (2-2-3)

The study of Current Procedural Terminology and the assignment of HCPCS level I and level II codes to medical procedures and services.
HSIA 3430

Health Data Classification & Coding Systems III (ICD-10 coding)
Prerequisite: HSIA 2000, HSIA 3000, HSIA 3410
Credit Hours: (2-2-3)

The study of ICD-10-CM/PCS coding system including supplementary classifications, external causes of injury and poisoning, morbidity, and supplementary classifications.
HSIA 3998

Independent Study in Health Informatics
Prerequisite: CSCI 2410 or ITEC 2245
Credit Hours: (1-0-1)

Independent study in the area of Health Informatics. Students must have permission of the Health Information Management program director to proceed with the course. Topics will be developed by the student and approved by the faculty.

HSIA 3999

Topics in Health Informatics
Prerequisite: BUSA 2101 or CSCI 1101; HSIA 3000
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Attend and complete work in CSCI 2401/ITEC 2245 with additional HSIA projects assigned.

HSIA 4020

Medical Legal & Ethical Issues in Health Care
Prerequisite: HSIA 2000 and HSIA 3000
Corequisite: HSIA 3230
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Explores the study of legal principles related to patient records and patient care: confidentiality, release of information, subpoenas for patient records, and security of patient records, HIPAA privacy standards, fraud and abuse, specialized patient records, internal and external reporting, and ethical standards for health information informatics management.

HSIA 4070

Health Care Networks, Data Bases, and the Electronic Health Record
Corequisite: HSIA 3000, HSIA 3410
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A review of the implementation and evolution of the electronic health record, technology and national initiatives in health information technology. Data infrastructure and data bases will also be a topic of discussion.

HSIA 4110

Knowledge Management and Research Support
Prerequisite: HSIA 3000, HSIA 3030, HSIA 3420, MATH 2101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A study of research methods using statistical analysis and research techniques addressing problematic issues in health care. Addresses project management in relation to research.

HSIA 4130

Quality Assessment & Healthcare Statistics
Corequisite: HSIA 2000, HSIA 3000, HSIA 3230 MATH 2101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Examines health care data abstract systems and the computation and display of statistical data for health care planning, research, and administrative use. Additional focus on current methodology in quality improvement applications in the healthcare setting and maintaining a culture of excellence.

HSIA 4140

Reimbursement Methodology
Prerequisite: HSIA 3230, HSIA 3420
Corequisite: HSIA 3430
Credit Hours: (2-2-3)

Explores the application of coded data and health information in the reimbursement process. Reimbursement management, federal regulations, and optimization issues will be addressed.

HSIA 4190

Internship and Seminar
Prerequisite: HSIA 3420, HSIA 4020, MGNT 3000 and student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to enroll in HSIA 4190
Credit Hours: (2-10-6)

Supervised learning experience in a health care facility with emphasis on computer applications, privacy and security of patient record, administration and management, health record analysis, and CPT and ICD coding.

HSIA 4240

Health Care Systems: Analysis & Design
Prerequisite: MATH 2101, HSIA 3000, HSIA 3230
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An introduction to health information systems with topics that include system lifecycle, types of systems used, management of healthcare information system resources, and emerging technologies.

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History

HIST 1121

Western Civilization I
Credit Hours: (3-0-3) for each course

A study of Western civilization from its ancient near eastern origins to 1648.

HIST 1121H

Honors Western Civilization I
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program or permission of the Honors Program Coordinator
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A study of Western Civilization from its ancient near eastern origin to 1648. Reading and understanding of original documents will form the basis for all class discussions. Interpretation of the documents will provide valuable critical thinking skills.

HIST 1122

Western Civilization II
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A study of Western civilization from 1648 to the present.

HIST 1122H

Honors Western Civilization II
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program or permission of the Honors Program Coordinator
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course is an honors survey of Western Civilization from 1648 to the present. Reading and understanding of original documents will form the basis for all class discussions. Interpretation of the documents will provide valuable critical thinking skills.

HIST 2000

Historical Research and Writing
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 with a grade of “C” or better.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An introductory course for History majors and other interested students that focuses on reading historical monographs, researching effectively, formulating historical argument, and writing and documenting according to the canons of the discipline.

HIST 2111

American History I
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A study of the history of the United States from the age of discovery to 1865.

HIST 2111H

Honors American History I
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program or permission of the Honors Program Coordinator
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course is an honors survey of the history of the United States from the age of discovery to 1865.

HIST 2112

American History II
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A study of the history of the United States from 1865 to the present.

HIST 2183

Archival Theory and Practice
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 1121, HIST 1122, HIST 2111, or HIST 2112
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course is an introduction to the theory, techniques and practices that are utilized in archives development and management.

HIST 3000

Ancient World
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 1121 or HIST 1122
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course examines the Mediterranean World from the end of the Bronze Age through the Fall of the Roman Empire.

HIST 3100

Atlantic World
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 1121 or HIST 1122
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course is a study of the Atlantic World System which tied Europe, Africa and the Americas into a web of economic and cultural interdependence.

HIST 3200

Asian Civilizations
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 1121 or HIST 1122
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course is an examination of the major Asian Civilizations from their origins to the present.

HIST 3300

Europe in the Middle Ages
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 1121
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course covers European history from the Fall of the Roman Empire through the Hundred Years' War
HIST 3400

The Renaissance and Reformation
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 1121 or HIST 1122
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course covers the major political, cultural, economic and religious developments in Europe from roughly 1350 to 1648.

HIST 3710

Colonial and Revolutionary America
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course surveys American history from initial English settlement to the end of the American Revolution.

HIST 3720

Constitution and the Early Republic, 1783-1815
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course is a survey of American history from the end of the American Revolution to the end of the War of 1812.

HIST 3750

The American Civil War
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A study of the origins, conduct and results of the American Civil War, 1861-1865.

HIST 3760

Reconstruction and Industrialization, 1865-1896
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course covers the major changes caused by Reconstruction and the industrialization of the country following the Civil War.

HIST 3770

The Progressive Era and World War I, 1896-1920
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course covers the widespread reform movement, known as Progressivism and America’s emergence onto the world stage as a result of World War I.

HIST 3780

The United States, 1920-Present
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course explores American political, economic, diplomatic and social history from 1920 to the present.

HIST 3790

History of the American South
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An exploration of the major themes and issues in Southern history from Jamestown to the present.

HIST 3800

History of Georgia
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Examines the social, political, economic, and cultural development of the state of Georgia from the colonial era to the present.

HIST 3810

The African-American Experience
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course provides a history of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present.

HIST 3820

African Diaspora
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 2111, HIST 2112, HIST 1121 or HIST 1122
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course explores the causes and processes of the dispersion of African peoples from their homelands and its global outcomes.

HIST 4000

Modern Europe 1789 - Present
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 1121 or HIST 1122
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course surveys Modern European history from the French Revolution to the present.

HIST 4100

Modern Russia
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 1121 or HIST 1122
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course covers the history of Modern Russia with particular attention given to that period after 1861.

HIST 4300

Modern Germany
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 1121 or HIST 1122
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course surveys Modern German history from Unification to Re-Unification and the present.

HIST 4400

Modern Britain
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 1121 or HIST 1122
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course covers British history from the Glorious Revolution to the present.

HIST 4500

Latin America
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 1121 or HIST 1122
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course considers the political, cultural and economic forces that have shaped the development of Latin America.

HIST 4600

South Africa
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 1121 or HIST 1122
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course is an historical survey of the southern region of Africa from prior to Dutch settlement to the present.

HIST 4700

Special Topics in World History
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in any History core course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course allows students in the history program to undertake an in-depth study of a special topic in World History.

HIST 4710

Special Topics in European History
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in any History core course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course allows students in the history program to undertake an in-depth study of a special topic in European History.

HIST 4720

Special Topics in American History
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in any History core course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course allows students in the history program to undertake an in-depth study of a special topic in American history.

HIST 4800

Curriculum and Instruction in Social Science Education
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in HIST 1121, HIST 1122, HIST 2111, or HIST 2112 and Admission to Candidacy in Teacher Education Program
Corequisite: EDUC 3005
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course aims to develop the planning, organizational, teaching and evaluation skills necessary for middle and secondary history instruction.

HIST 4850

History Professional Internship
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in any HIST 3000/4000 level course and permission of the instructor
Credit Hours: 1 to 6 credit hours (0-3-1) or (0-6-2) or (0-9-3) or (0-12-4) or (0-15-5) or (0-18-6)

An individually designed, supervised, and previously approved history-related career practicum involving field experience. The course is repeatable for credit.

HIST 4900

Research Seminar in History
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in fifteen hours of 3000/4000 level history courses and permission of the instructor
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A course that treats research methodologies in history, historiography, and the historian’s craft. Students will complete a major, original research project in American, European, or World history.

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Humanities

HUMN 1501

Humanities I
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An interdisciplinary course examining Western cultural
thought and achievement in art, architecture, music, theatre,
literature, philosophy, and religion, designed to develop the
student’s understanding of the evolution of culture in the
Western and non-Western world; the course will highlight
cross-cultural ideas, ethics, arts, values, and means of
human expression in the historical period from the
beginnings of civilization to the Renaissance.

HUMN 1502

Humanities II
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)                           

An interdisciplinary course examining Western cultural thought and achievement in art, architecture, music, theatre, literature, philosophy, and religion, designed to develop the student’s
understanding of the evolution of culture in the Western and non-Western world; the course will highlight cross-cultural ideas, ethics, arts, values, and means of human expression in the historical period from the
Renaissance to the twenty-first century.

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Human Services

HUSV 2101

Introduction to Human Services
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An interdisciplinary overview of the field of human services. Special attention will be given to the political, economic, organizational, and social factors currently affecting the field. Students will examine the theoretical frameworks of the field, the day-to-day functions and activities of human services organizations, and their own beliefs, values and skills related to work in human services.

HUSV 3001

Research Methods in the Social Sciences
Prerequisite: HUSV 2101 and MATH 2101 or HUSV 3341
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Introduction to the fundamentals of qualitative and quantitative research methods as applied in the social and behavioral sciences: formulating a research question, evaluating ethical issues in research, collecting and analyzing data, and developing appropriate presentation of findings.

HUSV 3020

Interviewing and Counseling
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 and HUSV 2101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A course focused on developing knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential to effective interviewing and counseling in a variety of settings including social agencies, education, health care, and business. Emphasis on experimental learning of interviewing skills and strategies.

HUSV 3060

Human Services Agencies and Processes
Prerequisite: HUSV 2101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course will explore the differing characteristics of various types of human service agencies, specifically focusing on the organizational structures and processes within these agencies and impact these have on agency function. It will explore the problems associated with bureaucracies, best practices to use within them, and will investigate the reforms that seek to improve them.

HUSV 3080

Social Welfare Policies and Programs
Prerequisite: SOCI 1101, HUSV 2101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course deals with socio-economic welfare issues and programs such as human capital development, income redistribution, family and child-care support, food stamps, Medicare, and Medicaid. It examines current fiscal policy , social policy, and housing policy.

HUSV 3341

Applied Statistics
Prerequisite: 45 credit hours including Area A mathematics requirement
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This course is an introduction to managerial and administrative decision making utilizing statistical analysis. The emphasis will be on use of basic descriptive statistics, probability, and inferential statistics including estimation and hypothesis testing using contingency tables, analysis of variance, and regression. Specific examples will utilize Microsoft Excel, emphasizing decision making using datasets drawn from both business and nonprofit environments.

HUSV 4010

Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation
Pre-requisites: HUSV 2101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Study of planning, program development, and evaluations as the basic functions of human services agencies. Students will learn how to analyze social welfare programs and policies by using a variety of quantitative approaches and program models. Emphasis on developing different techniques of program planning and understanding diverse evaluation techniques as they relate to data collection.

HUSV 4030

Legal and Ethical issues in Human Services
Prerequisite: HUSV 2101 or BUSA 2106
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An overview of ethical and legal issues related to provision of human services including examination of ethics statements from national professional organizations related to human services and the helping professions. Issues covered will include cultural diversity, informed consent, confidentiality, equal opportunity, discrimination, responsibility to clients, and collaboration with colleagues.

HUSV 4080

Special Topics in Human Services
Prerequisite: HUSV 2101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Provides students with an understanding of some human services phenomenon in greater depth. By treating such topics in breadth, depth, and in context, students will develop a sound understanding of the topic treated.

HUSV 4081

Special Topics in Human Service Leadership
Prerequisite: HUSV 2101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Interactive experience designed to provide a grounding in leadership theories and frameworks and to explore a range of leadership tasks and processes. Specific topics will vary.

HUSV 4900

Human Service Internship
Prerequisites: Senior status and completion of a majority of the courses required for the Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a minimum grade of “C” in each.
Credit Hours: 3 to 9 credit hours (0-9-3) or (0-18-6) or (0-27-9)

Supervised internship experience in an approved human services agency, relevant to the student's career aspirations. Students are responsible for securing their own internship placement according to Gordon State College internship guidelines.

HUSV 4901

Human Service Capstone Seminar
Prerequisites: Senior status and completion of all required courses with a minimum grade of “C” in each.
Credit Hours: (1-0-1)

This course is the culmination of the human services program, focused on integrating students’ education and experience. Through group discussion and analysis of field experiences, students build and expand upon theoretical foundations to improve skills and techniques necessary for effective human services work.

HUSV 4990

Independent Study in Human Services
Prerequisites: Requires prior approval of the supervising instructor and the department head.
Credit Hours: 1-3 (0-3-1) or (0-6-2) or (0-9-3)

Independent investigation of a topic through a research project or a program of directed readings. Topics will be developed by the student and the sponsoring faculty member.

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Information Technology

ITEC 2215

Introduction to Information Technology
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

An introduction to the nature and applications of Information Technology (IT). Topics covered include the concepts and terminology of IT, particularly hardware, software, networks, databases, and the Internet. Students also study examples of ways in which the tools of IT are applied in the workplace.

ITEC 2220

Web Design and Development
Prerequisite: ITEC 2215, BUSA 2101, or CSCI 1101
Credit: (3-0-3)

This course introduces the student to the languages of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Styles Sheets (CSS), and Extensible Markup Language (XML) for creating web pages that are compliant with current web standards. Students will create, publish, test, and maintain Web pages using HTML, CSS, and XML.

ITEC 2245

Foundations of Database Design
Prerequisite: BUSA 2101, ITEC 2215, or CSCI 1101
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

This foundational course presents terminology, basic concepts, and applications of database processing including file organization and data structures. The course emphasizes database design using various modeling techniques; database implementation using the relational model, normalization, and SQL. Students will design, create and process a database to demonstrate competency in the course content.

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Integrated Science

ISCI 1121K

Integrated Science
Credit Hours: (3-3-4)

An interdisciplinary course integrating principles from biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, and non-science disciplines as related to the interactions of humans and their environment. Emphasis is placed on the study of ecosystems, human population growth, pollution and other environmental issues and important environmental issues and important environmental regulations.

ISCI 2001

Life/Earth Science for Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Major Only. Grade of C or better in an Area A math and one Area D lab science or permission of the instructor.
Credit Hours: (2-2-3)

Note: This course is an AREA F requirement for Early Childhood Education majors only, and is not a substitute for AREA D Science requirements.

A basic understanding, for early childhood education majors, of the scientific principles congruent with the categories delineated in the Georgia Performanc