Language Arts & Education – Course Descriptions



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Bible – BIBL 1110 – Biblical Teachings on Marriage and the Home. One hour credit. An examination of Scriptures in the Old and New Testaments, pertaining to marriage, home, and family relationships. One lecture hour each week.

 

Bible – BIBL 1120 – John and His Gospel. One hour credit. A study of the fourth gospel with emphasis on the economic, social, political and religious conditions of the time. One lecture hour each week.Bible – BIBL 1130 – job. One hour credit. A study of the Old Testament story of Job with emphasis on God and principles revealed concerning man’s suffering. One lecture hour each week.

 

Bible – BIBL 1310 – Survey of the Old Testament. Three hours credit. A survey of the contents of the Old Testament in relation to the history of the Hebrews and their religious outlook on life. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Bible – BIBL 1320 – Survey of the New Testament. Three hours credit. A survey of the New Testament in relation to its historical and basic Christian teachings. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Bible – BIBL 2310 – Life and Teachings of Christ. Three hours credit. An intensive study of the life and teachings of Christ as revealed in the Synoptic Gospels. The economic, social, political, and religious conditions of the world in His day. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Bible – BIBL 2320 – Life and Letters of Paul. Three hours credit. An intensive study of the Apostle Paul and his writings with reference to the Gospel messages as he applied it to the problems of his day. The economic, social, political and religious conditions in his time. Three lecture hours each week.

 

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Education – EDUC 1200 – Learning Framework. Two hours credit. This course is delivered via the internet. A study of the: research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation; factors that impact learning, and 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. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: TSI exempt or passing scores on all sections of the TSI. Cross-listed as PSYC 1200. The student may register for either EDUC or PSYC but may receive credit for only one of the two. Two lecture hours.

 

Education – EDUC 1300 – Learning Framework. Three hours credit. A study of the: research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation; factors that impact learning, and 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. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: must be TSI exempt or have passing scores on all sections of the TSI. Cross-listed as PSYC 1300. The student may register for either EDUC or PSYC but may receive credit for only one of the two.

 

Education – EDUC 1301 – Introduction to the Teaching Profession. Three hours credit. An enriched integrated pre-service course and content experience that: 1) provides active recruitment and institutional support of students interested in a teaching career, especially in high need fields; 2) provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations at all levels of P-12 schools with varied and diverse student populations; 3) provides students with support from college and school faculty, preferably in small cohort groups, for the purpose of introduction to and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms; 4) course content should be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards; and 5) includes a minimum of 16 contact hours of field experience in P-12 classrooms. Students must comply with state and school regulations in order to participate in P-12 classroom field experiences, which may include (but may not be limited to): a current negative TB test, an acceptable criminal history and central registry background check, fingerprinting and a notarized affidavit for applicants. (Please see an advisor for additional information.) Three hours lecture and weekly lab hours. Lab fee.

 

Education – EDUC 2301 – Introduction To Special Populations. Three hours credit. An enriched integrated pre-service course and content experience that: 1) provides an overview of schooling and classrooms from the perspectives of language, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnic and academic diversity and equity with an emphasis on factors that facilitate learning; 2) provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations of P-12 special populations; 3) course content must be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards; 4) includes a minimum of 16 contact hours of field experience in P-12 classrooms with special populations; and 5) Pre-requisite for this course is EDUC 1301. Students must comply with state and school regulations in order to participate in P-12 classroom field experiences, which may include (but may not be limited to): a current negative TB test, an acceptable criminal history and central registry background check, fingerprinting and a notarized affidavit for applicants. (Please see an advisor for additional information.) Three hours lecture and weekly lab hours. Prerequisite: EDUC 1301. Lab fee.
English Special Developmental Education:Non-Course Competency-Based Option (NCBO) NCBE 0130 or NCBE 0230. Development of college-level writing focusing on idea generation, drafting, organization, revision and utilization of standard English. The NCBE cannot be used toward credit for an associate degree and is not intended for transfer to a senior college. Eligibility: TSI Assessment score 360-362 and DE Level 6; Benefit: paired with ENGL 1301 with required course grade of a C or better, credit earned can be used in an associate degree; Attendance required in lecture and lab hours.

 

Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) INRW 0410 and INRW 0420. Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. The course fulfills TSI requirements for reading and/or writing. The INRW cannot be used toward credit for an associate degree and is not intended for transfer to a senior college. Eligibility: TSI Assessment score 356-350 and ABE Level 5 for writing and 346-348 & DE Level 5 for reading; Benefit: complete reading and writing in one semester; Attendance required in lecture and lab hours.

 

English – ENGL 0250 – Writing Tutorial. Individualized, computer-based instruction for the student who has completed English 0320 with a C or better but who has not demonstrated readiness based on Texas Success Initiative standards and who needs continued writing instruction. Also, can be relevant as a refresher. This course involves intensive diagnosis of specific individual writing deficiencies and strengths and emphasizes strategies for improving organization and development skills, for improving classification, sequencing, and argumentative abilities, and for drawing logical inferences and conclusions in the writing process. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 0320 with a C or permission of the Vice President and Dean of Instruction. Non-transferable. One hour lecture and two hours lab each week. Lab fee. (This course cannot be used toward credit for an associate degree.)

 

English – ENGL 0301 – Composition Fundamentals. Intensive study of college-level writing focusing on idea generation, essay organization and drafting, essay revision and the utilization of standard English. Review of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and fluency. Must be paired with English 1301.  ENGL 0301 does not count toward the fulfillment of requirements for any associate’s degree at Angelina College, and is not a transfer credit course.  Placement in this course is determined by an appropriate TSI assessment score.

 

English – ENGL 0302 – English as a Second Language II. Fundamental reading skills to develop comprehension, vocabulary, and rate. This course expands upon the basic knowledge acquired in the previous course, and provides opportunities for amplifying the range of the students’ communicative skills in English. Attention given to grammar as required. Prerequisite: ENGL 0301 or passing a written and oral examination. Three hours lecture/lab each week. (This course cannot be used toward credit for an associate degree and is not intended for transfer to a senior college.)

 

English – ENGL 0310 – College Writing Techniques I. This course involves intensive diagnosis of specific individual writing deficiencies and strengths. Emphasis is on spelling, grammar, punctuation, fluency and organization of ideas. Is relevant as a refresher. Three classroom and one lab hour each week. (This course cannot be used toward credit for an associate degree and is not intended for transfer to a senior college.) Lab fee.

 

English – ENGL 1301 – Composition I. Three hours credit. Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

English – ENGL 1302 – Composition II. Three hours credit. Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. Three lecture hours each week. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301.

 

English – ENGL 2307 – Creative Writing I. Three hours credit. Practical experience in the techniques of imaginative writing. May include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, or drama. Writing of short stories, poetry, short drama and feature articles. Prerequisite: approval of Division Director. Three lecture hours each week.

 

English – ENGL 2311 – Technical & Business Writing. Three hours credit. Intensive study of and practice in professional settings. Focus on the types of documents necessary to make decisions and take action on the job, such as proposals, reports, instructions, policies and procedures, e-mail messages, letters, and descriptions of products and services. Practice individual and collaborative processes involved in the creation of ethical and efficient documents. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 or permission of the Division Director. Lab fee.

 

English – ENGL 2322 – British Literature I. Three hours credit. A survey of the development of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Eighteenth Century. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical, linguistic, and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301. (Confirm with the selected four-year institution to determine if both ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are required for transfer.) Three lecture hours each week.

 

English – ENGL 2323 – British Literature II. Three hours credit. A survey of the development of British literature from the Romantic period to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301. (Confirm with the selected four-year institution to determine if both ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are required for transfer.) Three lecture hours each week.

 

English – ENGL 2326 – American Literature. Three hours credit. A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301. (Confirm with the selected four-year institution to determine if both ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are required for transfer.) Three lecture hours each week.

 

English – ENGL 2327 – American Literature I (to 1865). Three hours credit. A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement through the Civil War. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301. (Confirm with the selected four-year institution to determine if both ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are required for transfer.) Three lecture hours each week.

 

English – ENGL 2328 – American Literature II (from 1865). Three hours credit. A survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301. (Confirm with the selected four-year institution to determine if both ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are required for transfer.) Three lecture hours each week.

 

English – ENGL 2332 – World Literature I. Three hours credit. A survey of world literature from the ancient world through the sixteenth century. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301. (Confirm with the selected four-year institution to determine if both ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are required for transfer.) Three lecture hours each week.

 

English – ENGL 2333 – World Literature II. Three hours credit. A survey of world literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301. (Confirm with the selected four-year institution to determine if both ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are required for transfer.) Three lecture hours each week.

 

English – ENGL 2341 – Forms of Literature. Three hours credit. The study of one or more literary genres including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, drama, and film. The study of one or more literary genres including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, drama, and film. Topics may vary by semester. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301. (Confirm with the selected four-year institution to determine if both ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are required for transfer.) Three lecture hours each week.

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Geography – GEOG 1301 – Principles of Geography (Physical Environment).

Three hours credit. Introduction to the concepts which provide a foundation for continued study of geography. Includes the different elements of natural environment as related to human activities, modes of living, and map concepts. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Geography – GEOG 1303 – World Regional Geography. Three hours credit. Study of major world regions with emphasis on prevailing conditions and developments, including emerging conditions and trends, and the awareness of diversity of ideas and practices to be found in those regions. Course content may include one or more regions. Three lecture hours each week.

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Physical Education – PHED 1100 – Dimensions of Wellness. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. Students will learn wellness and fitness principles and apply them to a healthy lifestyle by engaging in appropriate wellness activities. Students will also learn to assess and evaluate personal fitness level. Internet instruction only. Purchase of e-book required. Not accepted for physical activity credit at Texas A&M (College Station campus). Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1101 – Exercise and Conditioning I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. Students will warm-up with stretching and large muscle activities, engage in jogging or walking for aerobic fitness, and finish with stretching and cool down. Emphasis will be on health enhancement. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1102 – Swimming I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) This course is designed to teach the basic techniques of swimming and water safety. Students will learn basic concepts of cardiovascular fitness and flexibility. Three class hours each week. Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1103 – Bowling I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) This course is designed to teach basic concepts of bowling. The student will learn the 4-step approach to delivery, proper release of the ball, release timing, scoring (including calculating average and handicap), and terminology. The student will participate in competition during the course. Three class hours each week. Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1104 – Dance I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Participation and instruction in Zumba, Hip-Hop, Folk, Modern, Ballet, Tap and/or other dance activities. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1105 – Western Dance. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Students will analyze rhythms of music and basic movements associated with various social dances such as waltz, 2-step, polka, schottische, cotton-eyed Joe, etc. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1106 – Racquetball I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) This course is designed to teach the basic skills used in racquetball. Basic skills will include grip, serve, offensive strokes and defensive strokes. Practice drills will be utilized to bring the ability of the class to the level that the game can be played for recreational purposes. Three class hours each week. Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1107 – Tennis I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) This course is designed to teach basic skills of tennis. Basic skills will include grip, serve, offensive strokes and defensive strokes. Practice drills will be utilized to bring the ability of the class to the level that the game can be played for recreational purposes. Three class hours each week. Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1108 – Weight Training & Conditioning I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Weight training is concerned with the development of flexibility and increased physical capacity. Stress is on muscle strength, endurance, power and speed of movement. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1109 – Basketball I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Basic skills in dribbling, shooting, and passing will be taught. Practice drills will be utilized to bring the ability of the class to the level that the game can be played for recreational purposes. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1110 – Aerobics I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) This course is designed to utilize various rhythmic aerobic routines including Zumba dance and step aerobics as well as kick-boxing. The workout will include warm-ups, aerobic exercise bouts, cool-downs and heart rate assessments. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1111 – Golf I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) This course is designed to teach the basic skills used in golf to the level that the game could be played for recreational purposes. Three class hours each week. Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1112 – Introduction to Strength & Cardiovascular Fitness. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Students will develop/maintain a fitness regimen designed to improve and maintain cardiovascular fitness, muscular fitness, and flexibility. Students will maintain a daily activity log. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1113 – Team Sports I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Students will learn basic skills, techniques, and strategies in selected team sports. Specific sport will be determined by location and instructor and will be identified in the schedule of classes. Potential team sports include but are not limited to: soccer, softball, football, field hockey, etc. Three class hours each week. Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1114 – Low-Impact Muscle Conditioning. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Students will tone various muscle groups using principles and movement concepts from yoga, Pilates, and tai chi as well as traditional sculpting exercises using exercise tubes, gliders, stability balls, dumbbells, etc. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1115 – Advanced Basketball/ Baseball/ Softball/Soccer I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits. Must have prior administrative approval.) This course is designed for first year, first semester players who are competing on a collegiate level. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1116 – Advanced Basketball/ Baseball/ Softball/Soccer I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits. Must have prior administrative approval.) This course is designed for first year, second semester players who are competing on a collegiate level. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1117 – Advanced Weight Training I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits. Must have prior administrative approval.) Designed as an in-season weight training class for athletic competitors. Emphasis is placed on maintenance of strength and endurance for students during the season of competition, as well as for injury prevention and flexibility. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1118 – Advanced Weight Training I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits. Must have prior administrative approval.) Designed as an in-season weight training class for athletic competitors. Emphasis is placed on maintenance of strength and endurance for students during the season of competition, as well as for injury prevention and flexibility. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1119 – Volleyball I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. Basic offensive and defensive skills in volleyball will be taught. Practice drills will be utilized to bring the ability of the class to the level that the game of volleyball can be played for recreational purposes. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1120 – Ropes Course I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. Students will participate in a variety of experiential educational activities involving personal challenges. Activities will include group dynamics, low ropes elements, and high elements. Students will also learn the basics of belaying and other ropes course support roles. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1121 – Outdoor Recreation I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. Students will learn the rules and strategies of a variety of lifetime activities which may include, but is not limited to: croquet, horseshoes, disc golf, washers, and shuffleboard. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1122 – Martial Arts I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Students will learn basic skills, rules, strategies, safety practices, and self-defense tactics in one or more of the following martial arts: Taekwondo, Karate, or Jujutsu. Students will be working toward lower level competencies/ranking. Prerequisite: minimum level of fitness required to enroll in this class and consent of instructor. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1123 – Archery I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. A beginning class in target archery, this course requires no prior knowledge or experience. All equipment is provided. The emphasis is on target archery shooting technique, safety, and the history of archery. Grading is based on shooting skill, proper form, and knowledge of the sport. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1124 – Scuba Diving I. One hour credit. Participation and instruction in advanced aquatic activities. Minimal required swimming skills. This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to safely scuba dive for recreational purposes. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the student will be eligible to earn PADI Open Water Certification. Three hours each week. Special fee pays for all needed equipment and rental fees except mask, fins, and snorkel. Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1125 – Scuba Diving II.One hour credit.Participation and instruction in advanced aquatic activities. Minimal required swimming skills.This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to perform specialty dives toward PADI Advanced Open Water Certification under supervision. Three class hours each week. Special fee pays for all needed equipment and rental fees except mask, fins, and snorkel. Prerequisite: PHED 1151 or consent of the instructor. Special fee.

 

 

Physical Education – PHED 1301 – Foundations of Kinesiology. Three hours credit. The purpose of this course is to provide student with an introduction to human movement that includes the historical development of physical education, exercise science, and sport. This course offers the student both an introduction to the knowledge base, as well as, information on expanding career opportunities. (This course will not satisfy the one hour activity core course requirement.) Three lecture hours each week.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1304 – Personal and Community Health. Three hours credit. This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals, concepts, strategies, applications, and contemporary trends related to understanding personal and community health issues. This course also focuses on empowering trends related to understanding personal and community health issues. This course also focuses on empowering various populations with the ability to practice healthy living, promote healthy lifestyles, and enhance individual well-being. (This course will not satisfy the one hour activity core course requirement.) Three lecture hours each week.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1306 – First Aid. Three hours credit. Instruction and practice for emergency care. Designed to enable students to recognize and avoid hazards within their environment, to render intelligent assistance in case of accident or sudden illness, and the develop skills necessary for the immediate and temporary care of the victim. Successful completion of the course may enable the student to receive a certificate from a nationally -recognized agency. (This course will not satisfy the one hour activity core course requirement.) Three lecture hours each week. Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1308 –Sports Officiating. Three hours credit. The purpose of the course is to study officating requirements for sports and games with an emphasis on mechanics, rule interpretation, and enforcement. (This course will not satisfy the one- hour activity core course requirement.) Three lecture hours each week.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1321 – Coaching/Sports/Athletics I. Three hours credit. Study of the history, theories, philosophies, rules, and terminology of competitive sports. Includes coaching techniques. Three lecture hours each week. This course will not satisfy the one-hour activity core course requirement.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1331 – Physical Education for Elementary Education Majors. Three hours credit. An overview of the program of activities in elementary school physical education. Includes the study and practice of activities and principles that promote physical fitness with an emphasis on historical development, philosophical implications, physical fitness, and kinesiology. Recommended by the State Department of Education for classroom teachers. (This course will not satisfy the one hour activity core course requirement.) Three lecture hours each week.

 

Physical Education – PHED 1338 – Concepts of Physical Fitness. Three hours credit. This course is designed to familiarize students with knowledge, understanding, and values of health-related fitness and its influence on the quality of life emphasizing the development and implementation of fitness programs.  (This course will not satisfy the one-hour activity core course requirement.) Three class hours each week.

 

Physical Education PHED 1346 – Drug Use and Abuse. Three hours credit. Study of the use, misuse, and abuse of drugs and other harmful substances in today’s society. Physiological, sociological, and psychological factors will be emphasized. (This course will not satisfy the one hour activity core course requirement.) Three lecture hours each week.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2101 – Exercise and Conditioning II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) This course is designed to utilize various aerobic exercise equipment and facilities that will raise the student’s cardiovascular fitness level. The workouts will include warm-ups, aerobic exercise bouts, cool-downs and heart rate assessments. Three class hours each week. Prerequisite: PHED 1101. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2102 – Swimming II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Course is designed to provide the individual with the skills and knowledge of water safety techniques and basic rescue that may be used in the event of an emergency. Upon satisfactory completion of course requirements, the appropriate Red Cross Certification is issued. Three class hours each week. Prerequisite: PHED 1102 or permission of instructor. Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2103 – Bowling II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. This course is designed to teach continued improvement of bowling skills including different releases for various shots, how to “spot” bowl using lane arrows, and choosing equipment to improve your game. Students will participate in competition and be introduced to league bowling. Three class hours each week. Prerequisite: PHED 1103 or consent of instructor. Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2104 – Dance II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. Instruction in various types of dance that may be incorporated into stage performances. Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2105 – Ballet I. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. This is an introductory course to ballet. Students will learn basic technique, body placement, movement theory, and terminology. Progressive barre and floor work will be included. Students must provide their own ballet shoes. Prerequisite: successful completion of any freshman-level activity course (11xx). Three class hours/week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2106 – Racquetball II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. Advanced skills in racquetball. Course emphasis is on continued development of form, skills, systems of play, and consistency. Three class hours each week. Prerequisite: PHED 1106. Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2107 – Tennis II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. Advanced skills in tennis. Course includes the development of form, skills, systems of play and consistency. Three class hours each week. Prerequisite: PHED 1107. Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2108 – Weight Training & Conditioning II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. Course is concerned with the development of flexibility and increased physical capacity. Stress is on the improvement of muscle strength, endurance power, and speed of movement. Individualized instruction is utilized. Three class hours each week. Prerequisite: PHED 1108. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2109 – Basketball II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. Advanced skills in basketball. Course emphasis is on continued development of form, skills, systems of play, and consistency. Three class hours each week. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2110 – Aerobics II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. This course is designed to utilize various advanced aerobic routines that will maintain a higher cardiovascular fitness level. The workouts will include warm-ups, aerobic exercise bouts, cool-downs and heart rate assessments. Three class hours each week. Prerequisite: PHED 1110 or consent of instructor. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2111 – Golf II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. Advanced skills in golf. Form, improvement, and consistency of skill are stressed. Three class hours each week. Prerequisite: PHED 1111. Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2112 – Racquet Sports. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. Students will learn basic rules and strategies of multiple activities that require use of a racquet, such as: tennis, badminton, and/or table tennis (ping pong). Pre-requisite: successful completion of any freshman-level activity course (11xx) except Racquetball I (PHED 1106) or Tennis I (PHED 1107). Three class hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2113 – Team Sports II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Students will learn basic skills and strategies in selected team sports. Specific sport will be determined by location and instructor and will be identified in the schedule of classes. Potential team sports include but are not limited to: soccer, softball, football, field hockey, etc. This course is considered a second-semester course – not an advanced course. Three class hours/week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2115 – Advanced Basketball/ Baseball/ Softball/Soccer II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Must have prior administrative approval. This course is designed for second year, first semester players who are competing on a collegiate level. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2116 Advanced Basketball/ Baseball/ Softball/Soccer II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Must have prior administrative approval. This course is designed for second year, second semester players who are competing on a collegiate level. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2117 – Advanced Weight Training II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Must have prior administrative approval. Designed as an advanced course in-season weight training class for athletic competitors. Students will focus on strength and flexibility specific to their roles in competition. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2118 – Advanced Weight Training II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Must have prior administrative approval. Designed as an advanced course in-season weight training class for athletic competitors. Students will focus on strength and flexibility specific to their roles in competition. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2119 – Volleyball II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. Advanced skills in volleyball. Course includes the development of form skills, and systems of play. Three class hours each week. Prerequisite: PHED 1100. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2120Ropes Course II. One hour credit. Classroom instruction and active participation in physical and recreational activities. Students will be instructed in the technical aspects of ropes/challenge course facilitation including group dynamics processing skills, element set-ups, belaying, participant rescue, and course assessment. Prerequisite: Successful completion of PHED 1120 – Ropes Course I. Three class hours/week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2121Outdoor Recreation II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Students will learn and practice basic elements and safety principles of a lifetime outdoor sport or activity. Specific activity will be determined by semester and instructor and will be identified in the schedule of classes. Potential activities include, but are not limited to: camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, geocaching, etc. Prerequisite: successful completion of any freshman-level activity course (11xx). Three class hours/week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education PHED 2122 – Martial Arts II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. (Physical Fitness and Sport majors may have the option of eight credits.) Students will learn advanced skills, rules, strategies, and safety practices of one or more of the following martial arts: Taekwondo, Karate, or Jujutsu. Students will be working toward higher level competencies/ranking. Prerequisite: successful completion of PHED 1122 and consent of instructor. Three class hours/week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education PHED 2123 – Archery II. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. This course assumes the student has knowledge and experience in target archery and includes advanced shooting technique, bow tuning, craft construction and tournament preparation. Some equipment purchase is necessary with a cost of approximately $20. Grading is based on shooting skill, proper form, and knowledge of the sport. Three class hours/week. Lab fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2124 – Scuba Diving III. One hour credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. This course is designed to provide students with instruction and experience in preparation for PADI Rescue Diver and Emergency First Response certification. Intermediate level of swimming skills required. SCUBA I (or O/W certification) and SCUBA II (or Advanced O/W certification) required. Students will apply navigation and search and rescue/recovery skills learned in the SCUBA II course to assess and respond to emergency dive situations. Also, students will learn CPR and First Aid skills that are applicable to emergency dive situations. Three hours each week. Special fee.

 

Physical Education – PHED 2225 – Scuba Diving IV. Two hours credit. Instruction and participation in physical and recreational activities. This course is designed to provide students with instruction and experience in preparation for PADI Rescue Divemaster certification. Intermediate to advanced level of swimming skills required. SCUBA I (or O/W certification), SCUBA II (or Advanced O/W certification), SCUBA III (or EFR & Rescue Diver certifications), and 40 logged dives are required. Three hours each week. Special fee.

 

 

Physical Education – PHED 2356 – Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries. Three hours credit. Prevention and care of athletic injuries with emphasis on qualities of a good athletic trainer, avoiding accidents and injuries, recognizing signs and symptoms of specific sports injuries and conditions, immediate and long-term care of injuries, and administration procedures in athletic training. (This course will not satisfy the one-hour core activity course requirement.) Three lecture hours each week.

 

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Reading Special Developmental Education: Non-Course Competency-Based Option (NCBO) NCBR 0130. Development of reading and higher order thinking skills necessary for college readiness with a grade of B or better. The NCBR cannot be used toward credit for an associate degree and is not intended for transfer to a senior college. Eligibility: TSI Assessment score 349-350 and DE Level 6; Benefit: paired with SOCI 1301 with required course grade of a C or better, credit earned can be used in an associate degree; attendance required in lecture and lab hours.

Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) INRW 0310 and INRW 0320. Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. The INRW cannot be used toward credit for an associate degree and is not intended for transfer to a senior college. Eligibility: TSI Assessment score 342-345, ABE Level 3-4 and DE Level 6 for reading and 350-355 & ABE Levels 3-4 for writing; These classes are sequential. Benefit: complete reading and writing in one semester; attendance required in lecture and lab hours.

Reading – REDG 0250 – Reading Tutorial. Individualized, computer-based instruction for the student who has not yet demonstrated readiness based on Texas Success Initiative standards and who needs continued reading instruction. Comprehensive skills emphasized are sequencing, making inferences, making judgments, evaluating, and drawing conclusions. Prerequisite: For students who have taken REDG 0320 with a grade of C or lower and who have not mastered Level L of the “Weaver Reading” software. This course may not be used for degree credit. Non-transferable. One lecture and two lab hours each week. Lab fee.

Reading – REDG 0300 – College Reading Preparation.
Development of reading and higher order thinking skills necessary for college readiness. Fundamental reading skills to develop comprehension, vocabulary, and rate. This is an individualized course designed to meet the needs of the underprepared student. Diagnosis of reading deficiencies is made and a course of study is prescribed. This course may be strongly recommended for some students, based on reading levels to be determined by placement tests. Also, can be relevant for refresher. Three lecture and one lab hour each week. Lab fee. This course may not be
used for degree credit. Non-transferable.

 

Reading – REDG 1310 – Industrial Reading. Three hours credit. Reading in technical and vocational fields; journals, reports, memos, instructions, and other work related materials. Individualized instruction. Two lecture and three lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Reading – REDG 2310 – Managerial Reading. Three hours credit. Individualized instruction in developing speed and comprehension in reading technical and business materials. Prerequisite: A reading level of 12th grade. Two lecture and three lab hours each week. Lab fee.
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Social Work – SOCW 2361 – Introduction To Social Work – Three hours credit. Development of the philosophy and practice of social work in the United States. Survey of the fields and techniques of social work. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Spanish – SPAN 1411 – Beginning Spanish I. Four hours credit. Basic Spanish language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing within a cultural framework. Students will acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the beginner level. Three lecture and two lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Spanish – SPAN 1412 – Beginning Spanish II. Four hours credit. Continued development of basic Spanish language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing within a cultural framework. Students acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the high beginner to low intermediate level. Prerequisite: SPAN 1411. Three lecture and two lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Spanish – SPAN 2311 –Intermediate Spanish I. Three hours credit. The consolidation of skills acquired at the introductory level. Further development of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis on comprehension, appreciation, and interpretation of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisites: SPAN 1411 & 1412 or two years of Spanish in an accredited high school. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Spanish – SPAN 2312 – Intermediate Spanish II. Three hours credit. The consolidation of skills acquired at the introductory level. Further development of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis on comprehension, appreciation, and interpretation of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPAN 2311 or equivalent. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Student Success – STSU 0100 – Institutional credit. Psychology of learning and success. Examines factors that underlie learning, success, and personal development in higher education. Topics covered include information processing, memory, strategic learning, self-regulation, goal setting, motivation, educational and career planning, and learning styles. Techniques of study such as time management, listening and note taking, text marking, library and research skills, preparing for examinations, and utilizing learning resources are covered. Includes courses in college orientation and developments of students’ academic skills that apply to all disciplines. This course will be delivered via the Internet and is designed for students who have met all TSI requirements. Also, can be relevant for refresher. It is a course designed to introduce critical thinking concepts and to provide opportunities for the student to acquire learning strategies for academic success. Sixteen contact hours (lecture/lab) required.

 

Student Success – STSU 0300 – Institutional credit. Psychology of learning and success. Examines factors that underlie learning, success, and personal development in higher education. Topics covered include information processing, memory, strategic learning, self-regulation, goal setting, motivation, educational and career planning, and learning styles. Techniques of study such as time management, listening and note taking, text marking, library and research skills, preparing for examinations, and utilizing learning resources are covered. Includes courses in college orientation and developments of students’ academic skills that apply to all disciplines. It is a course designed to introduce critical thinking concepts and to provide opportunities for the student to acquire learning strategies for academic success. This course will cluster students into teaching modules according to their TSI requirement deficiencies of TSI Assessment (reading, writing or math). Also, can be relevant for survival skills course. Three lecture/lab hours each week. Lab fee.
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