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Art Appreciation (ART 100)

Art Appreciation (ART 100)

This is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections ... (more)

This is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. The course includes a brief study of art history and in depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative process and thought. Visual and performing arts are part of the Humanities: academic disciplines that study the human condition and, in addition to the arts, include languages, literature, law, history and religion. This course will teach students to develop a five-step system for understanding visual art in all forms based on description, analysis, meaning, context and judgment.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Arts
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Calculus III (MATH 153)

Calculus III (MATH 153)

This contemporary calculus course is the third in a three-part sequence. In ... (more)

This contemporary calculus course is the third in a three-part sequence. In this course students continue to explore the concepts, applications, and techniques of Calculus - the mathematics of change. Calculus has wide-spread application in science, economics and engineering, and is a foundation college course for further work in these areas. This is a required class for most science and mathematics majors.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
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Open Course Library
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Calculus II (MATH 152)

Calculus II (MATH 152)

This contemporary calculus course is the second in a three-part sequence. In ... (more)

This contemporary calculus course is the second in a three-part sequence. In this course students continue to explore the concepts, applications, and techniques of Calculus - the mathematics of change. Calculus has wide-spread application in science, economics and engineering, and is a foundation college course for further work in these areas. This is a required class for most science and mathematics majors.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Calculus I (MATH 151)

Calculus I (MATH 151)

This course is an introduction to contemporary calculus and is the first ... (more)

This course is an introduction to contemporary calculus and is the first of a three-part sequence. In this course students explore the concepts, applications, and techniques of Calculus - the mathematics of change. Calculus has wide-spread application in science, economics and engineering, and is a foundation college course for further work in these areas. This is a required class for most science and mathematics majors.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
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Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 206)

Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 206)

Students examine the anthropological perspective of human culture, including such institutions as ... (more)

Students examine the anthropological perspective of human culture, including such institutions as kinship, politics, and religion, and evaluate the interrelationship between culture, environment and biology. Students explore the effects of globalization on culture while developing critical thinking skills through the application of essential anthropological approaches, theories, and methods.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Social Sciences
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Elementary Algebra (MATH 9X)

Elementary Algebra (MATH 9X)

Students will learn to solve linear equations and expressions, add/subtract/multiply/divide with polynomials, ... (more)

Students will learn to solve linear equations and expressions, add/subtract/multiply/divide with polynomials, factor polynomials and simplify square roots, and solve basic applications of rational expressions. Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Engineering Physics I (PHYS 221)

Engineering Physics I (PHYS 221)

This course covers the major topics of mechanics, including momentum and energy ... (more)

This course covers the major topics of mechanics, including momentum and energy conservation, kinematics, Newton‰ŰŞs laws and equilibrium. The major emphasis is to develop critical analysis, problem solving and scientific reasoning skills by considering numerous different systems and interactions, solving problems and discussion. It uses a systematic approach based on modeling systems by application of basic physics principles, making assumptions, utilizing multiple representations (not just mathematical) in order to become proficient at problem solving. Lab work is required and is designed to help students develop a questioning approach to physical situations, distinguishing the significant behaviors from the less significant behaviors of a system under study.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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English Composition I (ENGL 101)

English Composition I (ENGL 101)

English 101 focuses on the analysis of basic human issues as presented ... (more)

English 101 focuses on the analysis of basic human issues as presented in literature with an emphasis on analytic reading, writing and discussion, and on development of argumentative essays based on textual analysis, with attention to style, audience and documentation. By writing several analytical, thesis-driven essays which show engagement with and understanding of a variety of texts, students will practice the critical thinking, reading and writing skills which comprise an important component of college and university studies as well as clear, audience-appropriate communications in other professional settings.This class is comprised of a series of three units, each of which is centered around an essay assignment. For each unit, in addition to the essay itself, you‰ŰŞll be asked to respond to reading assignments and to complete exploratory writing assignments. You‰ŰŞll do a lot of reading and writing, and your instructor will ask you to respond to ideas from our texts, from specific assignments, and from each other. Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Humanities
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English Composition II (ENGL 102)

English Composition II (ENGL 102)

This is an expository writing course requiring more advanced writing skills than ... (more)

This is an expository writing course requiring more advanced writing skills than Basic English Composition 101, yet reviewing and incorporating some of the same skills. This course teaches you research skills by emphasizing the development of advanced analytical/critical reading skills, proficiency in investigative research, and the writing of expository and persuasive prose including properly documented and researched argumentative essays. A major component of this course will be an emphasis on the research process or ‰ŰĎinformation literacy‰Ű: your ability to locate, evaluate and use information effectively. You also will recognize academic audiences, increase your clarity and objectivity, and adhere to standard formats.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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General Biology with Lab (BIOL 160)

General Biology with Lab (BIOL 160)

General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view ... (more)

General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world including the nature of sciences, evolution of biological organization, composition and organization of living substances, metabolism, control, reproduction, heredity and ecological relationships. This class meets the A.A. degree lab science requirement in the State of Washington.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Science and Technology
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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General Chemistry with Labs (CHEM 161)

General Chemistry with Labs (CHEM 161)

A three-quarter general chemistry sequence primarily for science, pre-professional, and engineering students. ... (more)

A three-quarter general chemistry sequence primarily for science, pre-professional, and engineering students. The CHEM& 161/162/163 series introduces the basic concepts of chemistry: atomic structure and bonding, periodicity, physical measurement, quantitative relationships, chemical reactivity, oxidation and reduction, stoichiometry, ideal gas laws, aqueous solutions, colligative properties, intermolecular forces, structure of matter, equilibrium, acid/base topics, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, qualitative analysis, d-block metals and coordination chemistry, and an introduction to organic chemistry.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Science and Technology
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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General Psychology (PSYC 100)

General Psychology (PSYC 100)

Emphasis will be placed upon application of psychological knowledge to daily situations, ... (more)

Emphasis will be placed upon application of psychological knowledge to daily situations, and upon accessing and assessing information from a variety of sources about behavior. Skills in scientific reasoning and critical thinking will be developed during this course. Areas of psychology to be included are: research methods, neuroscience, human development, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, intelligence, motivation, emotion, personality, psychological disorders, psychotherapy, stress and health, and social psychology.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Social Sciences
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Intermediate Algebra (MATH 9Y)

Intermediate Algebra (MATH 9Y)

Students will learn to solve compound inequalities, absolute value inequalities, and systems ... (more)

Students will learn to solve compound inequalities, absolute value inequalities, and systems of equations, simplify radical expressions, solve quadratic equations and applications and simplify compound fractions, solve rational equations and applications, use function notation to solve problems and use exponential and logarithmic functions.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Introduction to Chemistry (Inorganic) (CHEM 121)

Introduction to Chemistry (Inorganic) (CHEM 121)

From consumer products to space-age technologies, chemistry affects our daily lives. In ... (more)

From consumer products to space-age technologies, chemistry affects our daily lives. In this course, students will learn the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities extend lecture concepts and introduce students to the experimental process. This course is designed for a face-to-face mode of instruction using online resources. Course content is divided into units. Each unit may include text readings, laboratory preparation, study questions, thought-provoking discussions, written assignments, learning activities, and group projects.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Science and Technology
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Introduction to Literature I (ENGL 111)

Introduction to Literature I (ENGL 111)

This class explores ways that writers portray human experience in their short ... (more)

This class explores ways that writers portray human experience in their short stories, poems and plays. Through class discussions, lectures and creative responses, students will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of literary works.‰Ű In this course, students develop and express their own analytic responses to a variety of works of literature, paying special attention to the ways that literary works are crafted and also to the ways that readers‰ŰŞ understanding of literature is subject to your personal perspectives and various theoretical frameworks.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Humanities
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Introduction to Oceanography (OCEA 101)

Introduction to Oceanography (OCEA 101)

Planet Earth’s ocean covers over seventy percent of its surface, yet oceanographic ... (more)

Planet Earth’s ocean covers over seventy percent of its surface, yet oceanographic research has only recently come to its full potential with the advent of new technologies. This course in Introductory Oceanography emphasizes the need to understand geologic, chemical, physical, and biologic processes or features that occur in ocean environments. It is designed to be thorough enough to prepare you for more advance work, while presenting the concepts to non-majors in a way that is meaningful and not overwhelming.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Science and Technology
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Introduction to Philosphy (PHIL 101)

Introduction to Philosphy (PHIL 101)

This is an introductory course to Philosophy, which is the study of ... (more)

This is an introductory course to Philosophy, which is the study of general and fundamental problems such as those connected with existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Students will be introduced to the primary branches of Philosophy - ethics, logic, metaphysics, and epistemology. The course considers philosophers and works of Western Philosophy, including Plato, Hebrew scripture, Schopenhauer, Swedenborg, Buber, Kant, Hume, Locke and Berkeley. (less)

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Humanities
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Introduction to Physical Geology (GEOL 101)

Introduction to Physical Geology (GEOL 101)

Geology is a core science, along with physics, chemistry, and biology. It ... (more)

Geology is a core science, along with physics, chemistry, and biology. It uses rigorous methods of inquiry that illuminate the history of the earth and its present-day geological activity. Geology allows us to discover how earth‰ŰŞs history and activity determine the state of the planet and its life forms. The study of geology also shows us how human behavior affects the earth. Topics we will cover include plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks, minerals, geologic time, glaciers, rivers, geologic structures, layers of the earth, and reading maps. This course includes laboratory work and lab credit.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Introduction to Statistics (MATH 146)

Introduction to Statistics (MATH 146)

The main goal of the course is to highlight the general assumptions ... (more)

The main goal of the course is to highlight the general assumptions and methods that underlie all statistical analysis. The purpose is to get a good understanding of the scope, and the limitations of these methods. We also want to learn as much as possible about the assumptions behind the most common methods, in order to evaluate if they apply with reasonable accuracy to a given situation. Our goal is not so much learning bread and butter techniques: these are pre-programmed in widely available and used software, so much so that a mechanical acquisition of these techniques could be quickly done "on the job". What is more challenging is the evaluation of what the results of a statistical procedure really mean, how reliable they are in given circumstances, and what their limitations are.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Lifespan Psychology (PSYC 200)

Lifespan Psychology (PSYC 200)

Growth and development through the life span including physical, social, cognitive and ... (more)

Growth and development through the life span including physical, social, cognitive and neurological development. Topics covered included daycare, education, disabilities, parenting, types of families, gender identity and roles, career decisions, illnesses and treatments, aging, retirement, generativity, and dying.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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