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Accounting

ACT 101   Applied Accounting (3)

Introduces the accounting cycle. Basic concepts covered include double-entry bookkeeping and examination of basic financial reports such as the balance sheet, statement of owner's equity and income statement. Emphasis on cash receipts, cash disbursements, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Some assignments made using general ledger accounting software. Intended to be the first accounting course for students who have not taken high school accounting or have no accounting experience.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

ACT 105   Personal Accounting and Finance (3)

Overview of practical business procedures, covering banking procedures (ATM, statements), investment matters, budgeting, insurance, payroll and associated taxes, interest, marketing and other economic issues, and other areas important to economic survival in a highly sophisticated business environment.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

ACT 110   Financial Accounting I (4)

Prerequisites: ACT 101 or high school accounting strongly recommended

Introduction to financial accounting, through the theory and logic underlying accounting procedures as well as the measurement and presentation of financial data. Brief review of the basic accounting cycle. Development of fundamental concepts in determination of income and presentation of financial position of business firms. Exposure to partnership accounting as well as coverage of corporation accounting including stocks, stockholder equity transactions, and bonds. Introduction to international accounting as well as statement of cash flows.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

ACT 115   Computerized Accounting I (3)

Prerequisites: ACT 101 or ACT 110 or successful completion of high school accounting or department permission

Exposure to some of the most popular accounting software used in the marketplace by small and medium sized businesses. Computer application packages include Quickbooks, Peachtree, and Microsoft Excel. For students continuing their accounting/ business education or who want more knowledge in computerized accounting applications.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

ACT 130   Managerial Accounting (3)

Prerequisites: ACT 110

Introduction to relevant costs for decision making, controlling, contribution approach to decision-making, and absorption costing versus direct costing effect on income. Coverage of segment profitability, budgeting, capital projects, selection and subsequent evaluation, cost volume and allocation involving joint costs decentralization, and performance measurement and transfer pricing. Emphasis on performance standards, activity-based costing, variance analysis, and responsibility accounting.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Anthropology

ANT 102   Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

Study of diverse human cultures. Introduction of basic concepts and techniques practiced by cultural anthropologists. Topics include language, kinship, gender, economics, politics, ecology, and religion. Discussion of problems resulting when traditional societies confront industrial societies or industrialization.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR ANTH 201 – Cultural Anthropology

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

ANT 151   World Archaeology (3)

Examines archaeological discoveries from prehistoric cultures and ancient civilizations of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania. Exploration of human achievements from earliest human ancestors to the present to develop understanding of human condition and foundations of modern world.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

ANT 224   People and Cultures of Africa (3)

General anthropological survey of African cultures and civilizations, past and present, throughout the continent.  Contact department chair for course availability. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Arabic

ARB 101   Arabic Language and Culture I (4)

Basic Arabic language skills includes speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing, with emphasis on effective linguistic functioning in real situations. Explores cultures of Arabic-speaking countries.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LANG 105 – Foreign Language I

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

ARB 102   Arabic Language and Culture II (4)

Prerequisites: ARB 101

Continuation of ARB 101. Explores cultures of Arabic-speaking countries.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LANG 106 – Foreign Language II

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

ARB 190   Topics in Arabic Language and Culture (1-3 hrs)

Prerequisites: Dependent on topic

Exploration of special topics and/or activities in Arabic language and culture.  Contact department chair for course availability. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

ARB 202   Arabic Language and Culture IV (4)

Prerequisites: ARB 201 or equivalent

Follow-up to ARB 201. Precise and coherent use of Modern Standard Arabic language through development of the speaking, reading, writing and listening skills; more focus on syntax, morphology, and grammar. Students will take part in meaningful, functional communication that might be encountered in real life complex situations. Varied reading and writing activities representing cultural topics will be included. Media Arabic will be introduced.  Contact department chair for course availability. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Art

ART 1001   Art Appreciation (3)

Lectures to stimulate visual, emotional and intellectual awareness of humankind's artistic heritage. Covers historically significant art forms from prehistoric through postmodernism. The course will not fulfill the requirements for a major in art.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR ARTS 100 – Art Appreciation

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

ART 2100   History of Graphic Design (3)

This is a survey course on the history of Graphic Design. This course will cover the history and development of visual communication. It will begin with the development of language and will trace the evolution of word and image throughout history using the works of designers and illustrators that have influenced the continuing development of the discipline. There will be an emphasis on the influence of technology, culture, major artistic movements, and socio-political factors on the evolution of graphic design. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

ART 2199   Portfolio Design and Professional Practices (3)

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Focus of the course will emphasize the opportunities and procedures in various fields of graphic design, illustration and the creative industries. Students will be guided in the preparation of a portfolio of their work, a resume, related documents and will learn practical interviewing techniques. The intent will be to prepare students to enter the art field with a confident and professional attitude.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

Biology

BIO 095   Pre-A&P Foundations in Science (1)

This course provides the foundations of scientific terminology and concepts useful for success in Anatomy & Physiology I (acceptable prerequisite for BIO 250A/250B). Topics include: scientific method, chemistry of life, cell biology, genetics, energetics, overview of human systems.  This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.   Offered online only.  This course does not count toward graduation.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BIO 105   Essentials of Biology (3)

Corequisites: BIO 106 (recommended but not required)

Examines fundamental principles of biology. Includes organization of living things, scientific method, cell and molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and relationship between biology and society. Suitable for non-science majors.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR BIOL 100 – Essentials in Biology (Lecture Only)

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR BIOL 100L – Essentials in Biology with Lab (Lecture & Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

BIO 106   Essentials of Biology Laboratory (1)

Corequisites: BIO 105

Emphasis on use of methodologies typical of biological studies. Compliments topics covered in BIO 105. Suitable for non-science majors.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR BIOL 100 – Essentials in Biology (Lecture Only)

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR BIOL 100L – Essentials in Biology with Lab (Lecture & Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BIO 108   Trends in Science (3)

Provides undergraduate non-majors an understanding of contemporary scientific issues, concepts and trends in biology.  Emphasis is on health and disease, genetic engineering, evolutionary aspect of organisms, introduction to ecology and the impact of humans on ecosystems and environment.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR BIOL 100 – Essentials in Biology (Lecture Only)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BIO 110   Human Biology (3)

Survey of human body structure and function for non-science major. Study of all organ systems of the body along with current topics in human biology.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LIFS 100 – Essentials in Human Biology (Lecture Only)

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LIFS 100L – Essentials in Human Biology with Lab (Lecture and Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BIO 113   Human Biology Laboratory (1)

Corequisites: BIO 110

Use of models, specimens, and investigative activities intended to enhance study of human organism.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LIFS 100 – Essentials in Human Biology (Lecture Only)

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LIFS 100L – Essentials in Human Biology with Lab (Lecture and Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BIO 122   Environmental Sciences (3)

Study of biological and physical characteristics and principles of nature. Deals with diverse topics such as ecology, endangered species, pollution, meteorology, earth studies, populations, etc. Occasional guest speakers or field trips included. (For non-science majors)  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR BIOL 100 – Essentials in Biology (Lecture Only)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

BIO 280   Nutrition Pathways (3)

Prerequisites: BIO 250A/250B with a grade of C or better

Corequisites: BIO 251A/251B (can be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite)

Scientific study of the essential nutrients and their function in the body. Recommended nutrient intakes, diet assessments and planning, relationships between diet and health will also be covered.

Course Type(s): Online

Business Administration

BUS 101   Introduction to Business (3)

Survey course covering many facets of business; a general knowledge of the modern business environment. Review of economic, social, legal, and ethical systems affecting U.S. firms. General concepts of business organization, management, people aspects of business, together with functions of production, marketing (including international), accounting, finance, computers, and information systems.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

BUS 105   Business Ethics (3)

Introductory survey of classical and contemporary ethical theories related to current business and computer situations and problems with an emphasis on case studies and examples. 

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR PHIL 102P – Ethics, Business and Professional

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

BUS 201   Principles of Management (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 101

Presents management and organizational concepts with application to realistic organizational situations. Areas covered include management theory past and present, functions of management, organizational structure (centralization/ decentralization), span of control, motivation theories and practice, together with decision making in daily operations of marketing, production, forecasting, distribution and contemporary issues. Course structured around functions of management planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BUS 204   Total Quality Operations Management (3)

Examines many choices each organization makes on journey to achieving excellence. Study of exemplary organizations, their operational choices, and how those decisions lead to improved financial and market performance. Addresses key operational issues in services and manufacturing such as inventory, production methods, capacity planning, production planning, total quality management, re-engineering business processes, and statistical process control. Examines qualitative and quantitative methods in operations of well-known organizations. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BUS 210   Organizational Behavior (3)

Deals with people at work in various organizational situations and how to motivate human assets to work together more effectively. Analysis of how to meet needs and goals of employees within organization while making organization productive. Covers motivation theories, communications, status and role behavior and contemporary human relations issues in firms. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BUS 220   Principles of Finance (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 101 and MAT 098 or placement into MAT 121

Basics of financial analysis, forecasting, operating and financial leverage, working capital, current asset management, short-term financing, time value concepts and practices, and cost of capital equity financing, dividend policy, convertible bonds, warrants and options. Includes role of financial manager in organization.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BUS 230   Principles of Marketing (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 101

Introduces consumer and institutional behavior patterns and overall role of marketing in the economy. Examines marketing process and its functions, together with marketing mix (place, product, price and promotion). Presents psychological and societal motivations that translate need through demand to satisfaction. Provides means to evaluate firm's capabilities, develop marketing strategies, and introduce marketing techniques to meet objectives. Review of marketing ethics and some international aspects of marketing.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BUS 236   Consumer Behavior (3)

Marketing strategy and tactics explained based on explicit or implicit beliefs about consumer behavior. Included are external influences to buying, internal influences, the consumer's buying decision process, social and ethical issues in consumer behavior. Presents information search and consumer research methods as well as ultimate consumer and industrial buyers. Fall

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BUS 246   Legal Environment of Business (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 101

Introduction to general nature of law and how its meaning affects climate in which a business operates. Exploration of role of government and government's attitude toward business, antitrust legislation and enforcement, public control through taxation, regulation, competition, mergers, and commerce/trade restrictions. Covers freedom of contract and labor/management relations.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BUS 270   E-marketing (3)

Examines impact of the Internet on traditional methods of marketing and related business functions. Explores existing and potential use of the Internet for marketing goods and services. Analyzes the effect of the Internet on marketing strategy and the marketing mix. Spring

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BUS 272   Social Media Marketing (3)

Examines how to develop an effective strategy for communicating to a targeted audience using the accelerated tools available in an online market. Will touch on the use of Social Media, Email Marketing, Blogging, SEO and PPC advertisements to create engagement. It will also cover the use of Google Analytics to track performance.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BUS 298   Business Administration Capstone (1)

This course is a culminating experience integrating all the course work taken in the Business Administration Associate of Applied Science program. This course includes individual and programmatic assessment. All Business Administration AAS degree-seeking students are required to take this capstone class in their final semester before graduating.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Business Technology

BTC 101   Keyboarding (3)

Introduction to computer keyboard and development of correct techniques for keyboarding documents. Speed and accuracy exercises to develop necessary skill level. Emphasis on straight copy skills, basic keyboarding applications, and document formatting such as letters, memos, reports, and tabulation problems. Designed for both beginning typists and individuals who need to refresh keyboarding skills.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BTC 103   Microcomputer Applications (3)

Introduces use of business applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. Windows application package used for each application. (PC-based software only) Keyboarding skills recommended. Students may not receive credit for both BTC 103 and CPT 103.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BTC 105   Proofreading and Editing Business Documents (2)

Emphasizes document formatting and review of basic related grammar and punctuation rules. Proofreading and editing techniques applied to business documents.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

BTC 130   Customer Service Excellence (1)

Develop fundamental principles of serving customer needs. Learn to analyze situations, develop solutions, implement and evaluate effectiveness, and train others. Covers all vital areas to help handle customers professionally, effectively, and successfully. Build good rapport with customers and associates.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BTC 131   Telephone Communication Skills (1)

Improve telephone skills to meet needs of work place and become more customer service oriented in handling of telephone communications. Techniques of scripting and organization. Practice handling variety of customers. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BTC 132   Time Management (1)

Time management techniques and organizational planning to improve efficiency on the job. Identify strengths and weaknesses. Develop prioritization skills and learn how and when to delegate.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BTC 135   Your Professional Image (1)

Review of appropriate business etiquette in today's work place. Real applications of best way to develop and maintain a professional image.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BTC 136   Electronic Communication with Stakeholders (3)

Apply fundamental communication rules and etiquette to electronic communication and calendars with all stakeholders (employees, customers, vendors, stockholders, etc). Learn how electronic communication has changed internal and external communication, and see how social media fits into this new model. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BTC 137   Interpersonal Skills (1)

Develop interpersonal skills needed for today's diverse work place. Learn to make decisions using problem-solving techniques. Study different types of customers and workers and how to communicate and work successfully with each. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BTC 145   Business Technology Tools (3)

Corequisites: BTC/CPT 103

Emphasis on the use of technology found in today's business environment. Students will enter and edit information as well as manipulate and format data using the current technology. Voice recognition, mobile computing devices, and other input methods to complete administrative tasks will be addressed.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BTC 160   Word Processing - MS Word (2)

Corequisites: BTC/CPT 103

Focus on learning intermediate and advanced concepts and functions of current version of MS Word. Topics include creating, editing and saving documents to intermediate and advanced functions like merges, macros, tables, wizards/templates, to multi-page documents with many special features. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BTC 165   Presentations Using PowerPoint (2)

Presentation and application of beginning through advanced functions of PowerPoint. Topics include: create effective graphic presentations, organize and outline content of presentation, format text and graphics, apply tools, correctly chart/graph information, change color schemes, and create customized templates. Use of resources available for preparing presentations, including effective presentation skills. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BTC 170   Spreadsheet Applications - Excel (3)

Presentation and application of business functions of Excel. Topics include formulas and functions, absolute/relative cell references, templates, reports, charting/graphing, formatting, and integration of Excel and MS Word. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

BTC 175   Database Applications - Access (2)

Presentation and application of Access functions. Topics include: plan and design tables, query data, design and generate forms and reports, establish relationships, manage multiple databases, integrate Access with other MS Office applications. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

BTC 245   Administrative Procedures (3)

Prerequisites: BTC 160 with a grade of C or better

Develop understanding of procedures in today's electronic office. Review of composition, telecommunications, electronic mail, making travel and meeting arrangements, document formatting, financial statements, records management, human relations, job application procedures, and decision-making skills. Students must be available for shadowing hours in local business. Students must earn a C or above in the course in order to graduate. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

BTC 250   Business Simulations (3)

Prerequisites: BTC 103, BTC 160, BTC 165, BTC 170, BTC 175 with a grade of C or better

Application of all MS Office and desktop publishing skills to complete various office simulation projects. Use of critical thinking, time management, organizational skills, and integration of computer skills as performance standards. Implementation of a realistic work environment. Students must earn a C or above in the course in order to graduate.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Chemistry

CHM 099   Pre-A&P Foundations in Chemistry (2)

Prerequisites: MAT 098

This course will serve as a chemistry prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology I for students. This will not replace CHM 101/103 or CHM 106 in a degree, and does not serve as a general education course. It is assumed this is the first chemistry course taken by the student. Topics include structure of atoms, bonding, solutions, acid-base, chemical reactions, energy and gases. This course will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis.  This course does not count toward graduation.

Course Type(s): Online Hybrid

CHM 101   Introduction to Chemistry (3)

Prerequisites: MAT 098 with a grade of C or better

Corequisites: CHM 103

Introduction to basic principles of chemistry, including measurements and problem-solving, atomic theory, chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, molecular structure, properties of gases, liquids and solids, acid-base chemistry and oxidation-reduction chemistry.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR CHEM 100 – Essentials in Chemistry (Lecture Only)

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR CHEM 100L – Essentials in Chemistry with Lab (Lecture and Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

College Development

COL 101   College Success Seminar (1)

For freshman students covering various aspects of college life including resources and procedures, interacting with instructors, instructor expectations, critical thinking, goal setting and commitment, learning styles, development of network and support groups, value of education and philosophy of learning, identification of student interests and needs, technology used in college classes and study skills. Required of all first-time freshmen students.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

COL 104   Online Information and Internet Research (1)

Skills needed to select and search online information sources. Focus is on strategies for searching online catalogs, indexes, and the Internet. Includes resource comparison, evaluation and citation, and types of information.  Contact department chair for course availability. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

COL 299   Sophomore Portfolio Assessment (1)

Prerequisites: ENG 101 and sophomore standing

Corequisites: Students should take this course after completing 30 hours of their 42 hour AA general education transfer block.

Students will complete activities from 3 different general education discipline areas: Humanities, Social Science, and Multicultural/Valuing which will include evidence of Higher Order Thinking (HOT) and Managing Information (MI). Students may bring 1 artifact from a previous General Education course and revise it to meet the capstone criteria.  Contact department chair for course availability. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

Communication

COM 101   Oral Communication (3)

Focus on importance of communication competence in a variety of situations. Topics include verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, perception, self-concept, small group communication, and public speaking. Students required to prepare and present three to four graded oral presentations. 

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR COMM 100 – Introduction to Communications

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

COM 102   Introduction to Mass Communication (3)

Focus on different modes of mass communication including radio, television, film, video, magazines, newspapers, publishing, advertising, public relations, photography, and telecommunications. Development of media from invention to present, effects of media on society, government controls, censorship, and other issues.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

COM 106   Public Speaking (3)

In-depth look at art of public speaking. Expands knowledge of ideas and concepts presented in COM 101. Focus on presenting additional types of speeches, including business and organizational, ceremonial, speeches of tribute, acceptance, and toasting.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR COMM 110 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

COM 123   Introduction to Cinema (3)

Introduction to history, theory and criticism of film. Explores American and European film traditions. Major genres, authors and artists, and directing and production styles. Viewing of numerous films representative of various genres and directing styles.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR FILM 100 – Introduction to Film Studies

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

COM 225   Professional Communication (3)

Prerequisites: COM 101

Role of and development of professional communication skills intrinsic to the workplace.  Focus is on the development of theoretical and performance competencies in interpersonal communication, small group communication, organizational communication and public communication.  Includes understanding organizational diversity and ethics; improving listening skills; enhancing interviewing skills; managing group meetings and teamwork; and presentation of informational and persuasive proposals via enhancement of verbal, vocal and visual strategies.  Contact department chair for course availability. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

COM 270   Media Literacy (3)

Emphasis on the ability to access, analyze and evaluate media in a variety of media formats.  Review of tools necessary to understand the role of the media as well as skills of inquiry necessary for citizens of a democracy.  Media formats examined include journalism, advertising and political communications.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

COM 290   Topics in Mass Communication (3)

Exploration of a topic selected by the department. Topics may include examination of mass communication in a variety of contexts: presidential elections, mass communication theory, mass communication effects, impact of the Internet, etc.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

Computer-Aided Drafting

CDM 255   Civil Drafting (3)

Prerequisites: CDM 104

Utilizes the latest version of AutoCAD Civil 3D software. Demonstrate basic civil technical information, including topographic mapping, profiles/contours, highway plans, roadway/subdivision layouts, site grading, and sewer designs. Demonstrate survey point, and surface layouts. Complete roadway alignments, profiles, assemblies, and corridors. Process terrain data.   Offered in Fall only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Computers

CPT 103   Microcomputer Applications (3)

Introduces use of business applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. Windows application package used for each application. (PC-based software only.)   Keyboarding skills recommended. Students may not receive credit for both BTC 103 and CPT 103.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

CPT 105   Ethics in Technology (3)

Introductory survey of classical and contemporary ethical theories related to technology use today and problems with an emphasis on case studies and examples.  

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR PHIL 102P – Ethics, Business and Professional

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

CPT 115   Introduction to Data Processing (3)

Introduction to computer systems with topics that include system components, data storage techniques, binary arithmetic, operating systems, device characteristics and programming. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

CPT 121   Basics of Data Communications (3)

Understanding and appreciation of data communications from user's perspective. Overview of data communications concepts to address data communications issues in contemporary home or business environment.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

CPT 125   Introduction to Project Management (3)

This course will introduce the students to the basic principles of Project Management. The students will be taught five of the ten Knowledge Areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

CPT 135   Programming in Python (3)

Prerequisites: CPT 165 (previous or concurrent)

Learning good problem-solving techniques using the Python programming language. Object-oriented concepts are included.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

CPT 165   Computer Programming Logic (3)

Understanding and appreciation of computer problem solving methods. Applies knowledge of specific characteristics of computer language and coding mechanics to logical solution of given problem. Logic and programming techniques apply to any of machine-oriented or high-level languages currently available. Students will also cover the basics of project management and the project life cycle.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

CPT 181   SQL Basics (3)

Prerequisites: CPT 103 or instructor permission

Extensive hands-on activities using in-class SQL-based relational database to transform request into SQL query. How to create and test increasingly complex queries, how to build tables using data definition capabilities of SQL, how to create views for querying and manipulating data, and how to index in SQL database.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

CPT 189   Java Programming (3)

Prerequisites: CPT 135 and CPT 165 or permission of instructor

This class will provide students with the opportunity to master basic fundamentals of the Java programming language, to understand Object Oriented Design (OOD) and Object Oriented Analysis (OOA).

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

CPT 200   Systems Analysis and Design (3)

Prerequisites: Take 1 group: CPT 182 & CPT 187 or CPT 189 & CPT 287 or CPT 240 & CPT 260 or instructor permission. (Note: two groups are better)

Orientation to the development of computer-based man-machine information systems. Study of system life cycles, development of logical systems specification, data collection techniques, human factors design and standards for documentation.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

CPT 246   Computer Security (3)

Prerequisites: CPT 121

Exploration of LAN and WAN network security issues and various resolutions to the problems.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Computers/Multimedia

CPM 160   Introduction to HTML (3)

Course includes hands-on scripting of HTML5 and CSS3 to develop well-designed websites.  Learn to enhance a sire with audio and visual clips, forms with HTML5 data validation, or CSS3 transitions.  Use JavaScript and jQuery to add features like accordions, tabs, and slide shows to a page.  Explore the principles of web design and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), as well as how to deploy your finished sites.  Create Responsive Web Design so pages will look great and work correctly on any screen, from phone to tablet to desktop.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

CPM 190   Dynamic Programming Languages (3)

Prerequisites: CPT 165

Introduction to tools and skills required to build and maintain WWW server sites, using a variety of languages. Online only.  Offered in Fall only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

CPM 220   3D Animation (3)

Hands-on course includes  the popular easy-to-use 3D modeling application SketchUp.  Provides foundational understanding of the 3D drawing, design and rendering tools offered in this powerful software.  Includes navigating the interface, manipulating objects, drawing in 2D and 3D space, leveraging organizational tools, and working with materials and textures.  Students will work with reusable components and apply simple styles and animation to 3D projects.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

CPM 230   Social Media Marketing (3)

Examines how to develop an effective strategy for communicating to a targeted audience using the accelerated tools available in an online market. Will touch on the use of Social Media, Email Marketing, Blogging, SEO and PPC advertisements to create engagement. It will also cover the use of Google Analytics to track performance.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

CPM 280   Javascript (3)

Prerequisites: CPM 160

Writing script through use of Javascript programming language to create interactivity and animation for Web pages.  Offered Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Criminal Justice

CRJ 140   Introduction to Criminal Justice System (3)

Overview of criminal justice system, including historical development, present status, and suggested reforms. Includes detailed descriptions of duties and functions of specific actors in system, including victim, offender, police, prosecuting and defense attorneys, courts and corrections.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR CRJS 101 – Introduction to Criminology & Criminal Justice

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

CRJ 175   Criminology (3)

Study of various explanations of crime: classical psychological, sociological, critical, and interactionist. Examines array of responses available to system, including punishment by incarceration and other alternatives.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Economics

ECO 100   Survey Economics (3)

Prerequisites: MAT 096 or placement into MAT 098

Introduction to basic economic decision-making at both micro and macro levels. Overview of topics relating to aggregate economic activity and to individual economic activity of households and firms.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR ECON 100 – Survey Economics

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

ECO 110   Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

Prerequisites: MAT 098 or placement into MAT 121

Introduction to determination of aggregate measures of economic activity, price level, employment and national output. Topics include inflation, unemployment and economic growth; money and banking system; and formulation of fiscal and monetary policies in pursuit of economic stabilization.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR ECON 101 – Introduction to Macroeconomics

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

ECO 120   Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Prerequisites: MAT 098 or placement into MAT 121

Introduction to determination of prices in product and factor markets. Topics include individual decision-making behavior of households and firms; interactions in markets of varying degrees of competition; and effects of such markets on allocation of scarce resources and distribution of income.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR ECON 102 – Introduction to Microeconomics

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

ECO 220   Money and Banking (3)

Prerequisites: ECO 110

Examination of nature of money and factors influencing money stock; introduction to monetary theory and policy; and impact of monetary phenomena on employment, production, prices and balance of payments.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Education

EDU 212   Foundation of Education in a Diverse Society (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 101

Corequisites: EDU 101 (May be taken as a prerequisite with a grade of C or better)

Examine educational practice from diverse historical, philosophical, sociological, economic, and legal perspectives, Emphasis will be on educational equity, sociocultural influences on teaching and learning, and how teachers and schools can contribute to interpersonal and intercultural understanding and respect, social justice and democratic citizenship. Explore the nature of school environments, the fundamental goals of education in the American public school, English Language Learners, the relationship between school and diverse society, the organization of school curricula, and characteristics of effective schools and instruction in grades P-12. In addition, students will complete 8 hours of observations/presentations in K-12 classrooms in the community, during regular K-12 school day hours.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

EDU 222   Educational Technology (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 101 and EDU 212 with a grade of C or better or instructor permission

Learn how to integrate instructional technology into P-12 classrooms, through a variety of software programs, presentation technology, telecommunication tools, and assistive technology. Focus will also be on social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology. In addition, students will complete 5 hours of observation in K-12 classrooms in the community, during regular K-12 school day hours.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

EDU 240   Educational Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: EDU 212 with a grade of C or better or department permission and PSY 101 and ENG 101 or placement into ENG 102

Relation of psychological principles to teaching, learning, and assessment, and the educational practice in P-12 classrooms. Focusing on the learner and the learning process, teacher characteristics, and classroom processes that increase student motivation. Student diversity and appropriate instructional strategies for students with special needs will also be introduced.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

EDU 250   Education of Exceptional Learners (3)

Prerequisites: EDU 240 and EDU 212 with a grade of C or better in both courses

Introduction to exceptional learners and their education in grades PK-12. Knowledge, skills and dispositions that will enable students to work effectively with exceptional learners in general education or special education will be covered. Students will complete 20 hours of observations in K-12 classrooms in the community, during regular K-12 school day hours.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

EDU 290   Portfolio Assessment in Education (1)

Prerequisites: EDU 212, EDU 222, EDU 240, EDU 285 and EDU 286 with grade of C or better and successful passage of all sections of the MoGEA State Exam indicated by the required cut score in each area, or if passage did not occur, the approved substitution of an ACT score of 20 or higher.

Corequisites: EDU 285 and EDU 286 may be taken as a corequisite if approved rather than as a prerequisite.

Compilation by pre-service teacher’s portfolio of artifacts, observations, descriptions, and reflections upon their studies in professional education as required by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education mid-preparation benchmarks of the Teacher Candidate/MIPEC standards. Portfolios will be retained by the Education program as assessment evidence for accrediting bodies.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

English

ENG 096   Developmental Writing II (3)

Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 096 or ENG 095 with a Pass grade

Corequisites: ENG 101

Pre-college-level writing class focusing on basic writing skills. Includes review of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and paragraph structure. May require assignments in ACE Center. Course does not count toward most degrees. Some sections offered as ESL friendly, i.e. taught by instructor trained to work with students for whom English is not primary language. Course grade on pass (P), repeat (R), or fail (F) basis.  This course does not count toward graduation.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

ENG 101   English Composition I (3)

Prerequisites: One of the following: Placement into ENG 101 or ENG 096 with a Pass grade or ESL 109 and ESL 106 with a grade of C or better (Student may be able to assess out of ESL 106.)

College-level writing course required for all other college-level writing classes. Emphasizes essay structure, ways of organizing information, and use of sources. Basic research skills and critical thinking skills as integral part of course.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR ENGL 100 – Composition I

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

ENG 102   English Composition II (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 101 with a grade of C or better

Advanced college-level writing course emphasizing analysis and in-depth research. Critical reading and thinking skills as well as library skills are integral part of course.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR ENGL 200 – Composition II

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

ENG 201   Introduction to Creative Writing (3)

Exploration of various forms and processes of creative writing.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR PERF 106 – Creative Writing

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

ENG 202   Creative Writing II (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 201

An extension of ENG 201, with emphasis placed on advanced techniques for writing poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama.  Student work will undergo regular workshopping, and significant attention will be paid to learning about the world of publishing literary journals, both through the lens of potential submitters and as editors of a magazine.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

English as a Second Language

ESL 120   Success in Health Care Careers for Non-Native Speakers (3)

Prerequisites: ESL 105 or equivalent skill level (department/instructor permission) and ESL 106 with a grade of C or better

Corequisites: ESL 108

For non-native speakers entering health care programs in American colleges. Includes communicating in health care facilities, reading health care textbooks, medical records, and professional literature, learning in labs and clinicals, medical terminology and culture in American health care.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

Geography

GEO 100   Principles of Geography (3)

Covers the major areas of geographic study, both physical and cultural, and how each is distributed globally. Promotes understanding of a multicultural world and the differing values held by people throughout that world.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR GEOG 101 – World Regional Geography

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

GEO 110   Geography for Educators (3)

Prerequisites: Must be a declared Education major and completed or enrolled in EDU 210

Corequisites: EDU 210 (unless previously completed)

Review of National Geography Standards, the DESE Common Core Standards for geographic studies, and the general education assessment review topics for the geographic area of social sciences, broken into three grade levels (fourth, eighth and 12th).  Review which geographic concepts should be taught at which age and with what level of complexity.  Major geographic areas will be included: maps and mapping techniques; cultural differences; political boundaries; global economic variations; urban design and purpose; population distribution; climate; environmental issues including the relationships between humans and the earth; natural resource distribution; topography; geomorphology; research and presentation methods.  Contact department chair for course availability. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

GEO 120   Introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) (3)

Introduction to the concepts and experiences in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Examines how to manipulate and analyze spatial data with exploration of practical uses of GIS. Includes using GIS technology and software through hands-on exercises and projects to solve real-world problems. Focus on developing skills in the use of visual maps and written communication in GIS.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Global Culture

GLC 290   Special Topics in Global Culture (3)

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Exploration of a humanities-based global topic selected by department.  Global events, current or historical information, and geographical knowledge will be included.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Global Studies

GLS 101   Introduction to Global Studies (3)

Introductory course to develop global awareness and exposure to different cultures. Provides interdisciplinary approach to international and intercultural issues.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

Health Information Management

HIM 110   Medical Terminology (3)

Introduction to medical terminology focusing on building anatomical and pathophysiologic terms through identification and interpretation of Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Pronunciation, spelling, and transcribing basic terms relating to body systems, medical specialties, and common diseases.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 115   Pharmacology (3)

Emphasis on commonly prescribed drugs by body system including route of administration, drug form and government regulations.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 120   Health Care Data (3)

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the HIM Program and CPT/BTC 103 and ENG 101

Corequisites: HIM 121

Introduction to health information management including health care delivery systems; health information management profession; health care data, collection, quality, access and retention.  Offered in Fall only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 121   Health Care Data Laboratory (0)

Corequisites: HIM 120

Case studies, projects and hands on activities to reinforce concepts from HIM 120.  Offered in Fall only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 125   Health Care Technologies (3)

Prerequisites: HIM 120 and HIM 121

Corequisites: HIM 126

Continuation of HIM 120 with emphasis on indexes and registries, computer-based patient record, and health information systems.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 126   Heath Care Technology Laboratory (0)

Prerequisites: HIM 120 and HIM 121

Corequisites: HIM 125

Special projects, guest speakers, and field trips to reinforce principles taught in Health Care Technologies lecture.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 140   Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health (5)

Prerequisites: High School Biology or BIO 095

Foundation for the normal structure and function of human anatomy systems, focusing on the relationships between systems for students in Health Information Management and allied health programs. Fundamentals include anatomical and physiological terminology and homeostatic mechanisms. Note: This course does not meet the requirements for biology, nursing or OTA majors.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 141   Pathophysiology for Allied Health (3)

Prerequisites: HIM 110 (recommended but not required)

Study of pathology and general health management of diseases, conditions and injuries by body systems across the life span. Included: etiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and outcomes of diseases, conditions and injuries. Course is not transferable. Students planning on continuing to a four-year university should take BIO 265.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 220   ICD Coding (3)

Prerequisites: HIM 140

Corequisites: HIM 221 and HIM 141

Study of classification systems with major emphasis on inpatient coding using ICD-10-CM, ICD 10 PCS and reimbursement methodologies, specifically DRGs.  Offered in Fall only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 221   ICD Coding Laboratory (0)

Prerequisites: HIM 140

Corequisites: HIM 220 and HIM 141

Special projects to reinforce principles taught in ICD Coding lecture.  Offered in Fall only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 230   Healthcare Data Analysis (3)

Techniques to extract, analyze, and interpret healthcare data from the electronic health record and public data sources using database querying and data mining techniques.Methods covered will include Access relational databases, Excel spreadsheets, pivot tables, and SQL queries.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 238   Healthcare Legal & Ethical Issues (3)

A history of ethics with a focus on legal and ethical issues in the health care field including procedures involved in court disclosure of medical records, laws pertaining to release of information from medical records, and medical record requirements for accrediting, approving, licensing and certifying agencies. Learn laws and regulations governing preparation and use of medical records, ethical practice standards, fraud and abuse, and other medical ethical/legal issues.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 241   Health Care Statistics (3)

Prerequisites: HIM 120, HIM 121, HIM 125, HIM 126 and must assess into MAT 121 or have earned a C or better in MAT 098

In-depth study of hospital statistics, sources, definitions, collection and reporting of data.  Offered in Fall only. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 242   Health Care Management (3)

Prerequisites: HIM 120/121 and HIM 125/126

Principles of organization and strategic planning including workforce decisions, finance and budgeting, leadership techniques and team building to identify and manage process improvement.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 243   Quality Management and Performance Improvement (3)

Prerequisites: HIM 120/121 and HIM 125/126

A basic overview of quality performance improvement processes, function, applications, and utilization review.  Offered in Fall only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 270   CPT Coding (3)

Prerequisites: HIM 140

Corequisites: HIM 141 and HIM 271

Outpatient coding guidelines and reimbursement with major emphasis on CPT coding.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 271   CPT Coding Laboratory (0)

Prerequisites: HIM 140

Corequisites: HIM 141 and HIM 270

Application of outpatient coding guidelines and reimbursement with major emphasis on CPT coding, to reinforce principles taught in lecture component, HIM 270.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 280   Healthcare Billing and Reimbursement Issues (2)

Prerequisites: HIM 120, HIM 121, HIM 125 and HIM 126

Healthcare billing and reimbursement issues will be covered. Included: payor categories, APCs and other prospective payment systems, the revenue cycle, chargemaster, RBRVS, regulatory guidelines, billing processes, etc.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIM 290   Advanced Coding (3)

Prerequisites: HIM 220 and HIM 221

Corequisites: HIM 291, HIM 270 and HIM 271

This course is a continuation of HIM 220/221, focusing on assigning diagnosis and procedural codes from actual patient scenarios and determining the validity of CAC assigned codes.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

History

HIS 101   U.S. History to 1877 (3)

Survey of historical, cultural, political, economic, and institutional forces and events that shaped United States history through period of Reconstruction. HIS 101 complies with provisions of Section 170.011 RsMo.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR HIST 101 – American History I

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIS 102   U.S. History Since 1877 (3)

Survey of the historical, cultural, political, economic, and institutional forces and events that shaped United States history from 1877 to present. HIS 102 complies with provisions of Section 170.011 RsMo.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR HIST 102 – American History II

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

HIS 145   Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Heritage (3)

Introduction to ancient civilizations of Eastern Mediterranean, classical civilizations of Greece, Rome, and Western European society up to the Renaissance.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR WCIV 101 – Western Civilization I

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

HIS 210   History of Latin America (3)

Survey of the political, economic and cultural forces and events that have shaped the history of Central and South America: emphasis will be placed on Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Information Technology

IT 140   Programming for System Administrators (3)

Introduction to modern programming and scripting languages with an orientation towards system administrators.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

IT 151   CCNA1 (Introduction to Networks) (4)

First Cisco Networking Academy course in a three-course sequence that prepares student for Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certification. Learn networking fundamentals along with router and switch configuration. Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

IT 152   CCNA2 (Switching, Routing, Wireless Essentials) (4)

Prerequisites: IT 151

Second Cisco Networking Academy course in a three-course sequence that prepares student for Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certification. Learn networking fundamentals along with router and switch configuration.  Offered in Fall and Spring.      

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

IT 153   CCNA3 (Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation) (4)

Prerequisites: IT 152

Third Cisco Networking Academy course in a three-course sequence that prepares student for Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certification. Learn networking fundamentals along with router and switch configuration.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

Kinesiology

PHE 220   Stress Management (3)

Explores the nature of stress and the physiological and psychological effects upon the body due to prolonged stress responses. Short and long term somatic and behavioral techniques for applied stress control (i.e. exercise, nutrition, relaxation, visualization, meditation, goal setting, and time management) will be examined. Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

PHE 230   Concepts: Health (3)

Provides an overview of health and wellness issues related to individual and community health.  Topics include: physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental well-being; personal nutrition and weight management; stress management; and healthy and unhealthy lifestyle choices and actions.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

PHE 245   Nutrition for Sports Performance (3)

Nutrition concepts and components are the focus as they relate to physical activity, sport performance, and the athlete.  The course integrates nutrition and exercise science into one format that provides sound and practical sport nutrition and performance principles and guidelines.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Literature

LIT 200   World Mythology (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 102 with a passing grade or assess into ENG 102

Survey of central myths of Greece, Middle East, Africa, India, Native America, and China. Emphasis on how myths have shaped various cultures. 

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LITR 201 - Mythology

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

LIT 205   Introduction to Literature (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 102 with a passing grade or assess into ENG 102

An introductory survey of major literary works, with special attention given to terminology and critical analysis.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LITR 100 – Introduction to Literature

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

LIT 220   American Literature From 1865-present (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 102 with a passing grade or assess into ENG 102

Survey of American literature beginning with the period after the Civil War to the present. Major American writers in poetry, fiction, and drama will be read and discussed in relation to the development of intellectual thought and literary theory. Includes writers who reflect diverse voices (Native American, African American, Asian American, Latin American, etc.) who make America unique.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LITR 101B – American Literature – Post-Civil War

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

LIT 230   Contemporary Fiction (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 102 with a passing grade or assess into ENG 102

Introduction to American and international fiction written from 1960 to the present. Includes short and long fiction with major emphasis on the similarities and differences of the cultural narratives that reflect the global village. 

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LITR 100F – Introduction to Literature - Fiction

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

LIT 236   Science Fiction (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 102 with a passing grade or assess into ENG 102

Focus on interplay between society and scientific theories, advances and fears of change.  Beginning in the romantic period, examines societal reactions to challenges presented by scientific discovery and the resulting changes in world view.  Course uses fiction and film.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

LIT 238   Horror Fiction (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 102 with a passing grade or assess into ENG 102

Examination of classic and contemporary writing in order to explore the human fascination with the monstrous, the supernatural, and states of psychological consciousness.  Includes the evolution of the horror genre and examine its place in the literary cannon.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

LIT 271   Literature and Contemporary Cultures (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 102 with a passing grade or assess into ENG 102

Introduction to prose, poetry, drama, and film from around the globe by authors from 1900 to Present.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LITR 200 – World Literature

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

LIT 273   World Literature - Enlightenment to 20th Century (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 102 with a passing grade or assess into ENG 102

Survey course in the foundations of world literary traditions from the European Enlightenment through the 20th century.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LITR 200M – World Literature – Begins Around 1660 and Extends to Present Day

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

LIT 274   Evolution of the Tragedy: Tragic Heroes and Heroines (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 102 with a passing grade or assess into ENG 102

Overview of the evolution of dramatic tragedy from Greek to Modern theatre.  Contact department chair for course availability. 

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LITR 100 – Introduction to Literature

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

LIT 280   Gender Issues in Literature (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 102 with a passing grade or assess into ENG 102

Through the reading of fiction and non-fiction texts, this class introduces students to literary, cultural, political and historical issues that shape gender and identity.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

LIT 299   Topics in Literature (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 102 with a passing grade or assess into ENG 102

Variety of special literature studies offered.  Contact department chair for course availability. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

Math

MAT 121   Intermediate Algebra (4)

Prerequisites: MAT 098 or MAT 098C with a grade of C or better or placement into MAT 121.

Topics include linear, quadratic, absolute value, rational, exponential, and radical forms and related expressions, equations, inequalities, and applications; relationship between graph and equation of first/second degree and exponential functions; systems of equations in two or three variables; and equations and graphs of circles.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

MAT 158   College Algebra - General Education (4)

Prerequisites: MAT 121 with a grade of C or better or placement into MAT 158.

This course satisfies the general education requirement for the AA degree. Designed for Non-STEM (non-Science, non-Technology, non-Engineering, non-Mathematics) majors. Topics include linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; complex numbers and solution of higher degree polynomial equations; systems of linear equations; matrices; graphing functions including exponential, logarithmic, rational and polynomial functions, sequences, and series. Students may not receive credit for both MAT 158 and MAT 160 or MAT 162 or MAT 171.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR MATH 130 – Pre-Calculus Algebra

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

MAT 175   Introductory Statistics (3)

Prerequisites: MAT 158 or MAT 160 or MAT 162 with a grade of C or better or placement into MAT 175

Topics include descriptive statistics, sampling techniques, counting techniques, probability, probability distributions, confidence interval estimates, hypothesis testing, simple linear regression, and one-way ANOVA.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Music

MUS 101   Foundations of Music (3)

Study in clefs, notation, rhythm, scale structures, pitch, and melodic writing. Basic introduction with no previous experience necessary.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR MUSC 101 – Music Fundamentals

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

MUS 109   American Popular Music (3)

Survey of American popular music from 1840 to the present. Examination of the types, styles, and influential musicians of American pop music.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR MUSC 100RP – Music Appreciation – Rock/Pop

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

MUS 111   Music Appreciation (3)

Introductory course for non-music majors. Presents main elements of music, how they develop and change throughout history, and the role of music in society. Emphasis on understanding musical elements and aural applications. Attendance required at live performances.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR MUSC 100 – Music Appreciation

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

MUS 112   Jazz Appreciation (3)

Explores the earliest origins of jazz from Creole roots in Louisiana through blues, ragtime, Dixieland, big band, swing, be-bop, cool jazz, avante garde, Latin jazz, and fusion. Students taking this course may not receive credit for MUS 234. 

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR MUSC 100J – Music Appreciation - Jazz

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

MUS 231   Music History I (3)

Survey of development of Western music from the ancient Greeks through the Baroque period. More in-depth coverage of art music than MUS 111.  Offered in Fall only.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR MUSC 103 – Music History I

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

MUS 232   Music History II (3)

Corequisites: MUS 231 (recommended but not required)

Continuation of MUS 231. Survey of music from 1600-1827.  Offered in Spring only.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR MUSC 104 – Music History II

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

MUS 234   Jazz History (3)

Explores earliest origins of Jazz from Creole roots in Louisiana, big band, swing, cool jazz, bebop, avant-garde, Latin jazz, and fusion. For students planning to major in music. Students taking this course may not receive credit for MUS 112.  

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Philosophy

PHL 160   Ethics (3)

Introductory survey of classical and contemporary theories in field of ethics. Questions considered regarding ideal moral life, nature of good and evil, principles for distinguishing right from wrong, and ethical relativism versus objectivism. Discusses selected moral dilemmas of modern living.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR PHIL 102 – Introduction to Ethics

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

PHL 201   World Religion (3)

Introduction to basic doctrines and stories of seven major religions of the world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR RELG 100 – World Religion

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Physical Science

PHY 105   Environmental Geology (3)

Examination of geologic processes and hazards that influence human activities and the geologic aspects of pollution and waste-disposal.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR GEOL 100 - Geology (Lecture Only)

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR GEOL 100L – Geology with Lab (Lecture and Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

PHY 111   Introduction to Physical Science (3)

Introduces the basics in a variety of scientific disciplines including classical (Newtonian) physics, energy, matter and heat, wave behavior, electricity and magnetism, modern physics (the atom and nucleus), geology, and astronomy. Basic high school math/algebra is utilized in portions of this course.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR PHYS 110 – Essentials in Physical Sciences (Lecture Only)

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR PHYS 110L – Essentials in Physical Sciences with Lab (Lecture and Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

PHY 125   Introduction to Physical Geology (3)

Introduces a basic understanding of topics in physical geology including the unifying theory of plate tectonics, discussions of Earth materials (rocks and minerals), internal processes (volcanism, earthquakes), surface processes (surface and ground water, weathering, erosion), and geologic time.  Campus outings will be incorporated to emphasize Missouri geology.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR GEOL 100 - Geology (Lecture Only)

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR GEOL 100L – Geology with Lab (Lecture and Lab)

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

Political Science

POL 101   American Government (3)

Basic concepts of political science with major emphasis on origin, principles, organization, and nature of American federal system and its politics. POL 101 complies with provisions of Section 170.011 RsMo.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR POSC 101 – American Government

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

POL 102   State and Local Government (3)

Examines structure, functions, and operation of American state and local government within context of federalism. POL 102 complies with provisions of Section 170.011 RsMo.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

POL 201   International Relations (3)

Prerequisites: Any POL, HIS or GEO course

Study of factors shaping relationships among nations with emphasis upon developing nations and economic, political and environmental issues.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR POSC 201 – International Relations

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

POL 299   Topics in Political Science (3)

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Exploration of one topic selected by department. Introduction to research techniques and seminar approved as integral part of scholarship.  Contact department chair for course availability. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

Psychology

PSY 101   Introduction to Psychology (3)

Examination of behavioral, cognitive, psychoanalytic, humanistic, and biological viewpoints in psychology. Includes learning principles and applications, perception, motivation, emotions, stress, psychobiology, personality, abnormal behavior, and approaches to therapy.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR PSYC 100 – General Psychology

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

PSY 201   Child Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 101

Study of human development from conception to adolescence, emphasizing both current and historical approaches to research and theory, genetic and environmental influences on development, and sequence and timing of physical, mental, and personality development throughout years of childhood.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

PSY 210   Human Growth and Development (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 101

Survey of basis of human growth and development. Review of emotional, mental, physical, and social needs of children, adolescents, and adults. Analysis of multiple factors that influence and shape behavior and personality.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR PSYC 200 – Life Span Human Development

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

PSY 215   Adolescent Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 101

Introduction to physical, mental, personality, and social developments unique to adolescence. Focus mainly on factors influencing normal development, but some abnormal behaviors discussed. Biological, psychological, cultural, and historical perspectives considered.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

PSY 216   Abnormal Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 101

Survey of abnormal/deviant behavior, including causes and theories of anxiety disorders, psychoses, mental retardation, drug abuse, sexual disorders, criminal behavior, and other selected topics. Includes discussion of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of these disorders.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

PSY 220   Personality Theories (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 101

Study of major theories of personality with emphasis on developmental influence and integration of behavior. Theories surveyed represent dynamic, humanistic, cognitive, and behavioral perspectives. Issues such as self-concept, structure of personality, social adjustment, self-management, and maladjustment and therapy are considered within context of each theoretical system.  Offered in Fall only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

PSY 225   Psychology of Aging (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 101

Examination of psychological processes of aging involving sensory, sexual, intellectual, and personality changes in later life with some attention to common mental disorders in the aged.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

PSY 230   Social Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 101

Study of social interaction of individuals and psychological principles and concepts involved in these relationships. Discussion of social perceptions, values, attitudes, prejudice, social influence, group dynamics, leadership, and other group processes.  Offered in Fall only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Sociology

SOC 101   Introduction to Sociology (3)

Examines relationship between individual and society in social structure of modern society. Introduction to way in which sociologists interpret and research human behavior. Covers patterns of social interaction and social influences on individual conduct.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR SOCI 101 – General Sociology

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online Hybrid

SOC 215   Marriage and the Family (3)

Prerequisites: SOC 101

Reviews historical development of the family and patterns of intimate relationships in modern society. Analysis of institution of family in terms of relationship to other institutions in society. Specific topics include love, dating, parenting, families in crisis, and alternative lifestyles.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Spanish

SPN 101   Spanish Language and Culture I (4)

Beginning Spanish course that presents basic language skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing, with emphasis on effective linguistic functioning in real situations. Opportunity provided for audio-lingual practice outside of class.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR LANG 103 – Spanish I

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

SPN 215   Reading in Spanish (3)

Prerequisites: SPN 201 or two years of high school Spanish. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Reading and discussion of various short selections and at least one complete work in the original Spanish.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

Theatre/Film

THE 123   Introduction to Cinema (3)

Introduction to history, theory and criticism of film. Explores American and European film traditions. Major genres, authors and artists, and directing and production styles. Viewing of numerous films representative of various genres and directing styles.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR FILM 100 – Introduction to Film Studies

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

THE 124   History of Film (3)

History of cinema from late 19th century beginnings to present. Attention given its technological, economic and artistic issues. Classic films of various directors and countries. Weekly viewings required.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number:  MOTR FILM 103 – History of Film

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Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

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