Historians learn about the past in many ways. Political and legal documents, economic statistics, film and video footage of events, material items such as tools and clothing, literature, songs, movies: all of these leftovers from previous eras help historians piece together the different ways that societies change over time. This interactive textbook is designed to help students understand America in the twentieth century through examination of the media produced in that era. Such explorations into the past are called cultural history, which has been defined by the Yale University Department of History as “an effort to inhabit the minds of the people of different worlds.”
Students will be able to access textbook materials, lab exercises, and online practice quizzes to help them develop a richer understanding of human anatomy and physiology. A lab manual will be designed and students will be able to access it beforehand.
This course covers important substantive areas of law with emphasis on commercial and business aspects. Topics include tort reform, employment law, legal business obligations and duties, real property and government takings, agency law, contracts and the uniform commercial code.
Exam the biological principles that are common to all organisms. of
evolution. Study various aspects of the cell including the chemistry, structure and function of
cell organelles, metabolism, photosynthesis, cell reproduction, Mendelian genetics, and patterns
of inheritance, chromosomal inheritance, molecular genetics, DNA technology and protein
Most of you come into this class asking yourself, “What is sociology?” Good question, I found myself asking that same question in high school during my first sociology class. In short, sociology is the study of society. I define sociology as seeing society from a view point other than your own. In a society where we stress individualism more and more every day, this becomes more difficult to understand or contemplate. Through this class, students will learn to see society through a set of different eyes. Students will see how social theory and research shape the decisions we make, the social change we desire, and the social constructs around us.
Introductory Algebra is the second of three classes in the developmental mathematics sequence. It provides a development of concepts of variables, expressions, and equations using symbolic algebra to represent primarily linear relationships both graphically and analytically. The concept of function will be developed for the application of linear equations and concepts of dependent and independent variable. Students will also learn to solve simultaneous linear equations as well as how to construct linear equations from slope and point information. Application problems will include geometric figure quantities, ratio and proportion, direct and indirect variation, and conversion of units. Finding the greatest common factor of a polynomial will also be included. The emphasis of the three semester sequence is fortification of mental calculation power with minimum reliance on digital calculation.
The course covers important substantive areas of law with emphasis on commercial and
business aspects. Topics include: tort reform, employment law, legal business obligations and duties, real
property and government takings, agency law, and contracts. As with any legal course, sources of law and
legal reasoning will also be emphasized.
Administrative assistants must be able to handle many details and challenging situations at once.
They keep an office running while supporting the efforts of an executive, manager, business
owner or professional group. People who become very skilled in this field can advance to higher
positions, supporting high-ranking officials in government, higher education, nonprofits and
private corporations, and they can also move on to other jobs in their organization or industry.
This is an introductory course in Microeconomics. This course aims to introduce students to the basic concepts of microeconomics such as scarcity and choice, and their influences in the decision-making process of individual consumers, firms, and governmental entities. Economics involves all types of decisions. This class will help you understand how different actors, business, households, non-profits and government institutions act. You will realize that this class helps you to put in economic terms the many daily decisions you make about how you allocate your resources. You choose daily what products to buy, businesses decide what products they produce and how many and what services they offer. This class will give you the structure you will need to make decisions more rationally, improving the way you utilize the limited resources that you have at hand.
This course provides training and practice in both verbal and nonverbal communication. Methods of speech organization and delivery in the development of informative and persuasive speeches will be emphasized. The course will also offer opportunities to work in groups for panel discussions and debate.
This course is designed to engage students in solving and analyzing real world problems that are quantitative in nature. Students will develop the ability to use concepts and processes from arithmetic, algebra, geometry, logic, probability and statistics to become better-informed citizens, sound financial planners, productive workers, and life-long learners. Technology is used to explore mathematical models of real-world phenomena. 3 credits