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Literature ______________________________________________________ LIT101-A Introduction to Literature 3 This course is designed to help the student gain an understanding of and appreciation for various literary genres including short fiction, poetry, and drama. LIT110-A American Literature to Mid-1800’s 3 This course provides insights into the styles, philosophies, and themes of American authors from the beginnings of American literature to 1865. Writers of this period include Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, and Whittier. LIT111-A American Literature Since Mid-1800’s 3 This course provides insight into the styles, philosophies, and the themes of authors for the period from 1865 to the present time. Authors of this time period include F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and Mark Twain. LIT120-A American Novel 3 This course is an overview of the American Novel. Emphasis in this course is on evaluating various authors’ style and approach to plotline and characterization to develop a central theme. LIT124-A American Poetry 3 A study of the works, lives, and times of early 20th century American Poets. Prerequisites: ENG105-A, LIT101-A LIT150-A World Literature I 3 This course is a study on readings from the great books of the Western World. Prose, poetry, and drama from the Bible and Classical Times, Middle Ages, and Elizabethan Period to 1660 are also covered. LIT151-A World Literature II 3 This course is a continuation of World Literature I. The main literary movements from the enlightenment period of the 17th century to the masterpieces of the 20th century will be covered. LIT161-A Short Story 3 Evolution of the short story as a literary form, with emphasis on analysis and appreciation. LIT178-A Mythological & Biblical Lit 3 Every culture tells stories of where we came from and who we are, as well as stories that tell us how we should act toward each other. An understanding of various world mythologies, especially Greek and Roman, and of some basic stories from the Bible, is vital for understanding and appreciating much of the world’s literature and art. This class will examine these early oral stories as pieces of literature as well as how Western culture has referred to these stories. LIT184-A Young Adult Literature 3 This course is designed to help adults who work with young adults (roughly ages 12–18) become more familiar with teens and their literature, and select the best literature available based upon criteria and sources that allow for the selection of the best literature for young adults. Students will be introduced to different genre of literature read by young adults. The course will, therefore, be beneficial to future teachers and librarians, but also other school personnel such as curriculum specialists and counselors as well as social workers, parents or anyone who is interested in young adults/teens. LIT185-A Contemporary Literature 3 This course focuses on works written since World War II. The effects of culture, environment and mass media on literature and its four major genres (short fiction, poetry, novel, and drama) are explored in detail through critical reading and writing. Medical Assistant ______________________________________________________ MAP133-E Medical Transcription 3 Develops proficiency in the use of dictation and transcription equipment. Medical cases will be utilized to acquire skills that will enable the student to design and transcribe 7 types of reports utilized in the medical offices and clinics today. Application, proofreading as well as medical terminology and anatomy is continuous within the learning process. MAP141-A Medical Insurance 3 This course introduces major types of medical insurance coverage and reimbursement. This course also emphasizes insurance terminology, procedural and diagnostic coding, and preparation of insurance claims. Includes maintenance of reimbursement and claims records. MAP402-E Medical Law and Ethics 3 This course introduces principles of medical law, medical ethics, and bioethics. It will emphasize the function of law and ethical issues as it applies to the medical environment. Math ______________________________________________________ MAT044-H Mastery Math 1 This course provides individualized instruction designed to improve the student’s essential math skills so that students will be better able to succeed in MAT 106-E, MAT 108-C and MAT 110-A. This course will support the student in the program required (corequisite) math course and will also emphasize study skills as they apply to math. Students will work independently with tutors in the Learning Center on a weekly basis to supplement math abilities to enable success in their required math class. MAT102-A Intermediate Algebra 4 This course is designed to provide you with the basic algebra skills needed prior to the study of college algebra and trigonometry. The emphasis is on using the concept of algebraic function to model real-life situations. Different types of models including linear, quadratic, and exponential models will be presented along with the supporting algebraic skills and procedures. Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2016–2017 Literature 140


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