The United States government offers a case study in revolution, emerging democracy, global politics, civil rights, capitalism and civics. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of American government and politics focusing on the historical evolution of government and policies, the major institutions, and the major processes. This courses offers students a chance to study the origins, development, structure and function of American government, its predecessors and unique characteristics, projected potential and possible limits. Throughout the course, students will evaluate the various characteristics unique to American government through the critical lens of history and current international developments with a constant eye toward future limitations or promises still to be met.
This assessment-rich course provides specialist level training to students on American history and government. During this course, you'll be introduced to the fundamentals of American politics, history, and government through the analysis of evolution in American policies and major institutions.
American History offers one of the most unique and interesting portraits of a successful nation built from the humblest of beginnings. The first of 2 essential parts, American History I explores the evolution of the United States from native American origins and eventual colonial beginnings through to the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction, one of the most significant turning points in American History. Beginning with the conquering efforts of the Spanish, British and French, this course offers students an in-depth look at how the early settlers shaped the nation that exists today.
Building on the foundations explored in American History I, this continuation of the study of American History is another essential piece of general education. American History II takes students through the major political, economic, social and cultural events that took place in the United States after Reconstruction, beginning in 1877, that shape the American landscape even today. Students will see how the United States government and people enveloped the concept of imperialism through Manifest Destiny as well as the global influence that would grow from this initial movement.
We can all think of ways that basic math – addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc. – are useful in daily life. Despite the combination of letters and numbers, parentheses and exponents, algebra has just as much use as these basic functions not only in daily life, but in every job function as well. College-level algebra is another fundamental skill individuals require for success regardless of the industry they enter, particularly in pursuing careers in Business or Computer Science. To address this need, the College Algebra course takes students through the fundamentals of algebra and its endless applications.
English Composition I offers students the opportunity to gain the rhetorical foundations that prepare them for the demands of academic and professional writing. In this course, students will learn and practice the strategies and processes essential to successful writing. Successful writing encompasses comprehension, instruction, persuasion, entertainment, problem-resolution, evaluation, investigation, explanation and refutation – all various ends at which writing is aimed. This course will ensure students are properly prepared for academic communication and also understand how to use writing for both professional and personal purposes.
As a continuation from English Composition II, this course focuses on the analysis, synthesis and drawing of conclusions from research and study into external sources. Professional and academic writing requires students to be able to bring in a multitude of facts, points of view, opinions and studies that can inform the writing they’re pulling together, illuminating the message their trying to convey or supporting the position they’re aiming to take. Writing in this course will take students through the entire writing process from brainstorming to draft to final polished essays and revisions. Students will learn the various techniques appropriate to different writing purposes as well as the different tones and styles applicable to particular contexts (professional, academic, clinical, etc.
Environmental Science involves the interdisciplinary approach to our world in terms of the history of environmental concerns, biomes, species interaction with each other and their environment, air, water, soil and biological resources, population dynamics, toxicology, energy sources, land use management and other related topics. All different sciences combine to make up the complexities of environmental science and students embarking on this journey will gain a comprehensive understanding of how these interconnected disciplines all interact to create the environment we occupy. Students will take an in-depth look at the function of this planet earth, its atmosphere, composition and structure as well as the inhabitants that occupy it.
This comprehensive course in Macroeconomics offers students the chance to understand economics from the broadest view possible. Students will learn how local, regional and even global economies work as an entire system and affect each other in countless ways. Particularly in this increasingly global world, a fundamental understanding of macroeconomics provides an imperative foundation from which business professionals, government officials and countless others make important decisions every day. Various types of governments and markets can lead to sound or unsound monetary policy that affect different economies in different ways.
Building on the foundations developed in Macroeconomics, this course in Microeconomics offers students a more in-depth look at various markets and how consumers interact. Students will begin to understand how even the concepts studied at the macro level are applicable on the smallest of scales as certain economic principles are just that concrete. Throughout the course, students will gain a thorough understanding of how markets self-correct and/or what needs to happen in order for common problems to be resolved. Students will study the both the public and private sectors, price movements depending on supply and demand principles as well as the effects of and on export and import levels.
The Psychology Program course takes students through the basic concepts, theories, research methods, and contributions to the understanding of human behavior taking students through the various complexities of human development, the motivations for our thoughts, feelings and behavior as well as the role of sexuality, gender, heredity and genetics as applied to human behavior overall. Students will have the opportunity to analyze various psychological disorders, “normal” behaviors and the basis of the psychology behind learning, memory and experience.
Throughout this program, students will take a look at culture, values, socialization, cooperation, conflict, inequality, deviance, violence, social conflict and control alongside the different social stratifications that make up our existence, our relationships and our everyday lives. The program focuses on globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, new technology, and the growing influence of mass media. Students who complete this program will gain a comprehensive understanding of Sociology, its origins, theories, applications and implications. This course explores sociological processes that underlie everyday life.