Social/Behavioral Sciences & Business Division – Course Descriptions



Social/Behavioral Sciences & Business Division

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Accounting – ACCT 2301 – Principles of Accounting I. Three hours credit. This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial accounting as prescribed by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as applied to transactions and events that affect business organizations. Students will examine the procedures and systems to accumulate, analyze, measure, and record financial transactions. Students will use recorded financial information to prepare a balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, and statement of shareholders’ equity to communicate the business entity’s results of operations and financial position to users of financial information who are external to the company. Students will study the nature of assets, liabilities and owner’s equity while learning to use reported financial information for purposes of making decisions about the company. Students will be exposed to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Must be TSI complete for Math. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Accounting – ACCT 2302 – Principles of Accounting II. Three hours credit. A continuation of ACCT 2301. This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of managerial accounting appropriate for all organizations. Students will study information from the entity’s accounting system relevant to decisions made by internal managers, as distinguished from information relevant to users who are external to the company. The emphasis is on identification and assignment of product costs, operational budgeting and planning, cost control, and management decision making. Topics include product costing methodologies, cost behavior, operational and capital budgeting, and performance evaluation. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 or equivalent. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Accounting – ACNT 1303 – Introduction to Accounting I. Three hours credit. A study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in both a manual and a computerized environment. Emphasis is on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll. Does not meet requirements for Associate in Science or B.B.A. degree. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Accounting – ACNT 1304 Introduction to Accounting II. Three hours credit. A study of accounting for merchandizing, notes payable, notes receivable, valuation of receivables and equipment and valuation of inventories in a manual and computerized environment. Prerequisites: ACNT 1303. Does not meet requirements for Associate in Science or a B.B.A. degree. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Accounting – ACNT 1311 – Introduction to Computerized Accounting. Three hours credit. Introduction to utilizing the computer in maintaining accounting records, making management decisions, and processing common business applications with primary emphasis on a general ledger package. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 or equivalent plus typing skills. Three lecture hours each week. Lab fee. Taught in fall semester only.

 

Accounting – ACNT 1331 – Federal Income Tax for Individuals. Three hours credit. Laws currently implemented by the IRS preparing taxes for the individual. Three lecture hours each week. Taught in Fall semester only. Lab fee.

 

Accounting – ACNT 2309 – Cost Accounting. Three hours credit. A study of budgeting and cost control systems including a detailed study of manufacturing cost accounts and reports, job order costing, and process costing. Includes introduction to alternative costing methods such as activity-based and just-in-time costing. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 and ACCT 2302 or equivalent. Three lecture hours each week. Taught in spring semester only.

 

Accounting – ACNT 2488 – Accounting Internship. Four hours credit. A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301. Capstone course. Taught in the Spring semester only.

 

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Business – BUSI 1301 –  Business Principles. Three hours credit. This course provides a survey of economic systems, forms of business ownership, and considerations for running a business. Students will learn various aspects of business, management, and leadership functions; organizational considerations; and decision-making processes. Financial topics are introduced, including accounting, money and banking, and securities markets. Also included are discussions of business challenges in legal and regulatory environment, business ethics, social responsibility, and international business. Emphasized is the dynamic role of business in everyday life. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Business – HECO 1307 – Personal Finance. Three hours credit. Personal and family accounts, budgets and budgetary control, bank accounts, charge accounts, borrowing, investing, insurance, standards of living, renting or home ownership, and wills and trusts. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Business – POFT 1321 – Business Math. Three hours credit. Fundamentals of business mathematics including analytical and critical thinking skills. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Business – BUSG 1191 – Special Topics in Business Administration and Management, General, (SIFE). One hour credit. TTopics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. May be repeated for credit.

 

Business – BUSI 2301 – Business Law. Three hours credit. The course provides the student with foundational information about the U.S. legal system and dispute resolution, and their impact on business. The major content areas will include general principles of law, the relationship of business and the U.S. Constitution, state and federal legal systems, the relationship between law and ethics, contracts, sales, torts, agency law, intellectual property, and business law in the global context. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or approval of Division Director. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Business – BUSI 2304 – Business Report Writing and Correspondence. Three hours credit. Theory and applications for technical reports and correspondence in business. Includes oral component. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301. Three lecture/lab hours each week. Lab fee. This is a capstone experience.

 

Computer Information Systems – INEW 2330 – Comprehensive Software Project: Planning & Design. Three hours credit. A comprehensive application of skills learned in previous courses in a simulated workplace. Covers the development, testing, and documenting of a complete software and/or hardware solution. This course may be used as a capstone course for a certificate or degree. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Lab fee. Prerequisite: ITSE 1350. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information SystemsINEW 2332Comprehensive Software Project: Coding, Testing, And Implementation. Three hours credit. A comprehensive application of skills learned in previous semesters in a simulated workplace. Includes coding, testing, maintenance, and documentation of a complete software and/or hardware solution. This course may be used as a capstone course for a degree. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Lab fee. Prerequisite: INEW 2330. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITNW 1325 – Fundamentals of Networking Technologies. Three hours credit. Instruction in networking technologies and their implementation. Topics include the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Prerequisites: Satisfy Business Division guidelines. See Division Director. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information SystemsITNW 1408Implementing And Supporting Client Operating Systems. Four hours credit. The fundamentals of managing and configuring network clients. Prerequisite: ITNW 1325 or approval of Division Director. Four lecture hours and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITNW 1445 – Implementing Network Directory Services. Four hours credit. In-depth coverage of the skills necessary to install, configure, and administer Network Directory service. Prerequisite: ITNW 1454 or approval of Division Director. Four lecture hours and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITNW 1453 – Supporting Network Server Infrastructure. Four hours credit. Installing, configuring, managing, and supporting a network infrastructure. Prerequisite: ITNW 1454 or approval of Division Director. Four lecture hours and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITNW 1454 – Implementing and Supporting Servers. Four hours credit. Implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate servers in a networked computing environment. Prerequisite: ITNW 1408 or approval of Division Director. Four lecture hours and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITNW 2354 – Internet/Intranet Server. Three hours credit. Advanced concepts in the designing, installing, and administration of an Internet/Intranet server. Prerequisite: ITNW 1453 or approval of Division Director. Three lecture hours and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITNW 2411 – Implementing Mail Servers. Four hours credit. An in-depth study of electronic messaging using mail servers. Prerequisite: ITNW 1445 or approval of Division Director. Three lecture and two lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITNW 2452 – Administering SQL Server. Four hours credit. Administering SQL Server is a skills development course in the installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of SQL Servers client/server database management system version. Prerequisite: ITNW 1445 or approval of Division Director. Three lecture and two lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems ITSC 1301 – Introduction to Computers. Three hours credit. Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITSC 1307 – Unix Operating System 1. Three hours credit. Introduction to the UNIX operating system including multi-user concepts, terminal emulation, use of system editor, basic UNIX commands, and writing script files. Includes introductory systems management concepts. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITSC 2339 – Personal Computer Help Desk Support. Three hours credit. Diagnosis and solution of user hardware and software related problems with on-the-job and/or simulated projects. One lecture and five lab hours each week. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and approval of Division Director. This is a capstone experience. Lab Fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITSC 2380 – Cooperative Education, Computer And Information Sciences, General. Three hours credit. Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. A weekly one-hour seminar is held in conjunction with the student’s job. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and Division Director approval. This is a capstone experience. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITSE 1302 – Computer Programming. Three hours credit. Introduction to computer programming including design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITSE 1307 – Introduction to C++. Three hours credit. Introduction to computer programming using C++. Emphasis on the fundamentals of object oriented design with development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Includes language syntax, data and file structures, input/output devices and files. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Lab fee. Prerequisite: ITSC 1301.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITSE 1331 – Introduction to Visual Basic Programming. Three hours credit. Introduction to computer programming using Visual Basic. Emphasizes the fundamentals of structured design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Includes language syntax, data and file structures, input/output devices and files. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Prerequisite: ITSC 1301. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITSE 1350 – Systems Analysis and Design. Three hours credit. Introduction to the planning, design and construction of computer information systems using the systems development life cycle and other appropriate design tools. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Prerequisite: ITSC 1301. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITSE 2317 – JAVA Programming. Three hours credit. Introduction to object-oriented Java programming including the fundamental syntax and semantics of Java for applications and web applets. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Prerequisite: ITSC 1301. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITSW 1304 – Introduction to Spreadsheets. Three hours credit. Instruction in the concepts, procedures, and application of electronic spreadsheets. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITSW 1307 – Introduction to Database. Three hours credit. Introduction to database theory and the practical applications of a database. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITSW 1310 – Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software. Three hours credit. Instruction in the utilization of presentation software to produce multimedia presentations. Graphics, text, sound, animation and/or video may be used in presentation development. Used as a capstone for the Microcomputer certificate. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

Computer Information Systems – ITSY 2400 – Operating System Security. Four hours credit. Safeguard computer operating systems by demonstrating server support skills and designing and implementing a security system. Identify security threats and monitor network security implementations. Use best practices to configure operating systems to industry security standards. Four lecture and one lab hour each week. Lab fee. Prerequisite: ITNW 1454 or approval of Division Director.

 

Computer Information Systems – POFI 1301 – Computer Applications I. Three hours credit. Overview of computer office applications including current terminology and technology. Introduction to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

Economics – ECON 2301 – Principles of Macroeconomics. Three hours credit. An analysis of the economy as a whole including measurement and determination of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply, national income, inflation, and unemployment. Other topics include international trade, economic growth, business cycles, and fiscal policy and monetary policy. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Economics – ECON 2302 – Principles of Microeconomics. Three hours credit. Analysis of the behavior of individual economic agents, including consumer behavior and demand, producer behavior and supply, price and output decisions by firms under various market structures, factor markets, market failures, and international trade. Three lecture hours each week.

 

 

Geography – GEOG 1301 – Physical Geography. Three hours credit. This course introduces students to the processes that drive Earth’s physical systems. Students will explore the relationships among these physical systems, with emphasis on weather and climate, water, ecosystems, geologic processes and landform development, and human interactions with the physical environment. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Geography – GEOG 1303 – World Regional Geography. Three hours credit. This course introduces students to the processes that drive Earth’s physical systems. Students will explore the relationships among these physical systems, with emphasis on weather and climate, water, ecosystems, geologic processes and landform development, and human interactions with the physical environment. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Government – GOVT 2305 – Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics). Three hours credit. Origin and development of the U.S. constitution, structure and powers of national government including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, federalism, political participation, the national election process, public policy, civil liberties and civil rights. Three lecture hour each week.

 

Government – GOVT 2306 – Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics). Origin and development of the Texas constitution, structure and powers of state and local government, federalism and inter-governmental relations, political participation, the election process, public policy, and the political culture of Texas. Three lecture hour each week.

 

History – HIST 1301 – United States History I. Three hours credit. A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government. Required of all students seeking an Associate in Arts or Science degree or who plan to transfer to a four-year school. Three lecture hours each week.

 

History – HIST 1302 – United States History II. Three hours credit. A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy. Required of all students seeking an Associate in Arts or Science degree or who plan to transfer to a four-year school. Three lecture hours each week.

 

History – HIST 2301 – Texas History. Three hours credit. A survey of the political, social, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of Texas from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Themes that may be addressed in Texas History include: Spanish colonization and Spanish Texas; Mexican Texas; the Republic of Texas; statehood and secession; oil, industrialization, and urbanization; civil rights; and modern Texas. Three lecture hours each week.

 

History – HIST 2311 – Western Civilization I. Three hours credit. A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from human origins to the 17th century. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization I include the cultural legacies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Islamic civilizations, and Europe through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformations. Three lecture hours each week.

 

History – HIST 2312 – Western Civilization II. Three hours credit. A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from the 17th century to the modern era. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization II include absolutism and constitutionalism, growth of nation states, the Enlightenment, revolutions, classical liberalism, industrialization, imperialism, global conflict, the Cold War, and globalism. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Human Relations – HRPO 1311 – Human Relations. Three hours credit. Practical application of the principles and concepts of the behavioral sciences to interpersonal relationships in business and industrial environments. Three lecture hours each week.

 

 

Instructional Media – IMED 1416 – Web Page Design I. Four hours credit. Instruction in Web design and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, websites, and browsers. Two lecture and four lab hours per week. Lab fee.

 

Instructional Media – IMED 2315 – Web Page Design II. Three hours credit. A study of mark-up language and advanced layout techniques for creating web sites, according to accessibility standards, cultural appearance, and legal issues. Three lecture and one lab hour per week. Prerequisite: IMED 1416. Lab fee.

 

Instructional Media – IMED 2309 – Internet Commerce. Three hours credit. An overview of the Internet as a marketing and sales tool with emphasis on developing a prototype for electronic commerce. Three lecture and one lab hour per week. Lab fee.

 

 

Management Development – BMGT 1301 – Supervision. Three hours credit. A study of the role of the supervisor. Includes managerial functions as applied to leadership, counseling, motivation, and human relations skills are examined. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Management Development – BMGT 1327 Principles of Management. Three hours credit. Concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues in the field of management. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Management Development – BUSG 1380, 1381, 2380 & 2381 – Cooperative Education I, II, III, & IV – Business/Commerce, General. Three hours credit. Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. A weekly one-hour seminar is held in conjunction with the student’s job. BUSG 2381 is a capstone course.

 

Management Development – BUSG 2309 – Small Business Management. Three hours credit. Starting, operating, and growing a small business. Includes essential management skills, how to prepare a business plan, accounting, financial needs, staffing, marketing strategies, and legal issues. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Management Development – HRPO 2301 – Human Resource Management. Three hours credit. Behavioral and legal approaches to the management of human resources in organizations. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Marketing – MRKG 1311 – Principles of Marketing. Three hours credit. Introduction to the marketing mix functions and process. Includes identification of consumer and organizational needs and explanation of environmental issues. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Marketing – MRKG 2333 – Principles of Selling. Three hours credit. Overview of the selling process. Identification of the elements of the communication process between buyers and sellers. Examination of the legal and ethical issues of organizations which affect salespeople. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Marketing – MRKG 2349 – Advertising and Sales Promotion. Three hours credit. Integrated marketing communications. Includes advertising principles and practices. Emphasizes multi-media of persuasive communication including buyer behavior, budgeting and regulatory constraints. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Office Administration – POFT 1301 – Business English. Three hours credit. Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business. Three lecture hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Office Administration – POFT 1309 – Administrative Office Procedures I. Three hours credit. Study of current office procedures, duties, and responsibilities applicable to an office environment. Prerequisite: POFT 1429 or equivalent. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Office Administration – POFT 1319 – Records and Information Management I. Three hours credit. Introduction to basic records information management filing systems, including manual and electronic filing. Three lecture hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Office Administration – POFT 1429 – Beginning Keyboarding. Four hours credit. Skill development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting basic documents. Four lecture hours each week including lab exercises. Lab fee.

 

Office Administration – POFT 2303 – Speed and Accuracy Building. Three hours credit. Review, correct, and improve keyboarding techniques for the purpose of increasing speed and improving accuracy. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Three lecture hours each week including lab exercises. Prerequisite: POFT 1429 or equivalent. Lab fee.

 

Office Administration – POFT 2364 – Practicum – Administrative Assistant/ Secretarial Science. Three hours credit. Practical general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be for pay or no pay. A participatory online seminar is held in conjunction with student’s job. Offered only during Spring semester. Prerequisite: An accumulation of 30 hours of course work toward the A.A.S. degree in Office Administration or permission of the instructor. This is a capstone course.

 

Psychology – PSYC 1200 – Learning Framework. Two hours credit. This course is delivered via the internet. A study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation, 2) factors that impact learning, and 3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed across their own academic programs and become effective and efficient learners. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned. (Crosslisted as EDUC 1300) Two lecture/lab hours. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: TSI exempt or passing scores on all sections of the TSI. Cross-listed as EDUC 1200. The student may register for either EDUC or PSYC but may receive credit for only one of the two. Two lecture hours each week.

 

Psychology – PSYC 1300 – Learning Framework. Three hours credit. A study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation, 2) factors that impact learning, and 3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed across their own academic programs and become effective and efficient learners. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned. (Crosslisted as EDUC 1300) Three lecture/lab hours. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: TSI exempt or passing scores on all sections of the TSI. Cross-listed as EDUC 1300. The student may register for either EDUC or PSYC but may receive credit for only one of the two. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Psychology – PSYC 2301 – General Psychology. Three hours credit. Survey of major topics psychological topics, theories and approaches to scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Introduces the study of behavior and the factors that determine and affect behavior. A basic overview of the discipline known as psychology and a brief history of this field. Attention will be focused on such areas as: interaction of heredity, environment, and maturation; personality and mental health; psychopathology; sexuality; and aging and death. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Psychology – PSYC 2308 – Child Psychology. Three hours credit. This course will address psychological development from conception through middle childhood with references to physical, cognitive, social and personality changes. Students will examine the interplay of biological factors, human interaction, social structures and cultural forces in development. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Psychology – PSYC 2314 – Lifespan Growth and Development. Three hours credit. Life-Span Growth and Development is a study of social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors and influences of a developing human from conception to death. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Psychology – PSYC 2315 – Psychology of Adjustment. Three hours credit. Study of the processes involved in adjustment of individuals to their personal and social environments. Understanding of self, the social influences contributing to the development of self, and successful existence of the individual within society are investigated. Activities are planned to help the individual increase his awareness of his own abilities, skills, limitations, personality and needs, as well as those of other individuals. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Real Estate – RELE 1200 – Contract Forms and Addenda. Two hours credit. Contract Forms, shall include but is not limited to unauthorized practice of law, broker-lawyer committee, current promulgated and approved forms, commission rules governing use forms and case studies involving use of forms.

 

Real Estate – RELE 1201 – Principles of Real Estate I. Two hours credit. A beginning overview of licensing as a real estate broker or salesperson. Includes ethics of practice as a license holder; titles to and conveyance of real estate, legal descriptions, deeds, encumbrances and liens, distinctions between personal and real property, appraisal, finance and regulations, closing procedures, and real estate mathematics. Covers at least three hours of classroom instruction on federal, state and local laws relating to housing discrimination, housing credit discrimination, and community reinvestment. Fulfills at least 30 to 60 hours of required instruction for salesperson license. Thirty-two contact hours. Required for TREC exam.

 

Real Estate – RELE 1211 – Law of Contracts. Two hours credit. Elements of a contract, offer and acceptance, statute of frauds, specific performance and remedies for breach, unauthorized practice of law, commission rules relating to use of adopted forms and owner disclosure requirements. Forty-eight contact hours. Required for TREC exam.

 

Real Estate – RELE 1221 – Real Estate Marketing. Two hours credit. Real estate professionalism and ethics; characteristics of successful salespersons, time management; psychology of marketing; listing procedures; advertising; negotiating and closing financing; and the Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act. Forty-eight contact hours. Recommended for TREC exam.

 

Real Estate – RELE 1238 – Principles of Real Estate II. Two hours credit. A continuing overview of licensing as a real estate broker or salesperson. Includes ethics of practice as a license holder; titles to and conveyance of real estate; legal descriptions, deeds, encumbrances and liens; distinctions between personal and real property; appraisals; finance and regulations; closing procedures; and real estate mathematics. Covers at least three hours of classroom instruction on federal, state, and local laws relating to housing discrimination, housing credit discrimination, and community reinvestment. Fulfills at least 30 to 60 hours of required instruction for salesperson license. Thirty-two contact hours. Required for TREC exam.

 

Real Estate – RELE 1303 – Real Estate Appraisal. Three hours credit. The central purposes and functions of an appraisal, social and economic determinants of value, appraisal case studies, cost, market data and income approaches to value estimates, final correlations, and reporting. Forty-eight contact hours.

 

Real Estate – RELE 1309 – Real Estate Law. Three hours credit. Legal concepts of real estate, land description, real property rights, estates in land, contracts, conveyances, encumbrances, foreclosures, recording procedures, and evidence of title. Forty-eight contact hours.

 

Real Estate – RELE 1319 – Real Estate Finance. Three hours credit. Monetary systems, primary and secondary money markets, sources of mortgage loans, federal government programs, loan applications, processes and procedures, closing costs, alternative financial instruments, equal credit opportunity laws affecting mortgage lending. Community Reinvestment Act and the state housing agency. Forty-eight contact hours.

 

Real Estate – RELE 1325 – Real Estate Mathematics. Three hours credit. Basic arithmetic skills includes mathematical logic, percentages, interest, time, value of money, depreciation, amortization, proration, and estimation of closing statements. Recommended for TREC exam. Forty-eight contact hours.

 

Real Estate – RELE 2201 – Law of Agency. Two hours credit. Law of agency, including principal-agent and master-servant relationships, the authority of an agent, the termination of an agent’s authority, the fiduciary and other duties of the agent, employment law, deceptive trade practices, listing or buying representation procedures, and the disclosure of an agency. Thirty-two contact hours. Required for TREC exam.

 

Real Estate – RELE 2331 – Real Estate Brokerage. Three hours credit. A study of law of agency, planning and organization, operational policies and procedures, recruiting, selection and training of personnel, records and control, and real estate firm analysis and expansion criteria. Forty-eight contact hours.
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Sociology – SOCI 1301 – Introduction to Sociology. Three hours credit. The scientific study of human society, including ways in which groups, social institutions, and individuals affect each other. Causes of social stability and social change are explored through the application of various theoretical perspectives, key concepts, and related research methods of sociology. Analysis of social issues in their institutional context may include topics such as social stratification, gender, race/ethnicity, and deviance. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Sociology – SOCI 1306 – Social Problems. Three hours credit. Application of sociological principles and theoretical perspectives to major social problems in contemporary society such as inequality, crime and violence, substance abuse, environmental issues, deviance, or family problems. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Sociology – SOCI 2301 – Marriage and the Family. Three hours credit. Sociological and theoretical analysis of the structures and functions of the family, the varied cultural patterns of the American family, and the relationships that exist among the individuals within the family, as well as the relationships that exist between the family and other institutions in society. Three lecture hours each week.

 

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Word Processing – ITSW 1301 – Intro to Word Processing. Three hours credit. An overview of the production of documents, tables, and graphs. Prerequisites: POFT 1429 or equivalent. Three lecture hours each week plus one hour of lab exercises. Lab fee.

 

Word Processing – POFI 2331 – Desktop Publishing. Three hours credit. In-depth coverage of desktop publishing terminology, text editing, and use of design principles. Emphasis on layout techniques, graphics, multiple page displays, and business applications. Prerequisite: ITSW 1301. Three lecture hours each week plus one hour of lab exercises. Lab fee.

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