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149 Course Descriptions PSY261-A Human Sexuality 3 The course is designed to explore research about human sexuality and provide accurate information derived from this research. Biological, psychological, social, developmental, and therapeutic perspectives will be covered. Topics include anatomy and physiology, reproduction and family, communication, gender roles, and variations in sexual behavior. Attention is also given to the language and methods of research in human sexuality. PSY262-A Psychology of Gender 3 This course is designed to explore the differences between the male and female gender. Differences in abilities and aptitudes which arise from biology and the brain will be emphasized, although socio-cultural explanations for differences will also be included. In addition, techniques to develop intimacy and harmonious relationships between the sexes will be delineated. The goal of the course is to understand these differences and to decide how males and females can use this understanding to communicate with each other, to get along with each other, and to augment appreciation for both sexes. PSY281-A Educational Psychology 3 Educational Psychology applies the principles of psychology to classroom contexts. Topics include child/adolescent development, learning, motivation, instructional techniques, and assessment/evaluation. PSY924-A Honors Project 1 In this course, the student will work independently with a chosen Arts & Sciences social science instructor on a social science research project designed by the student and the instructor. _P_O__W___E_R__L_I_N__E________________________________________ PWL168-C DC Theory 2 DC Theory is an introductory course. Both theory and hands-on training are provided to cover the basic concepts of electricity. You will acquire a firm grasp of the fundamentals, concepts, and principles of DC theory. Corequisite: Math Elective PWL169-C AC Theory 2 AC Theory is a course that utilizes a combination of lab and classroom instruction to study alternating current. The effects of resistors, inductors, and capacitors in circuits will be covered. Series and parallel RL, RC, RLC circuits, and power factors are also included. Prerequisite: PWL168-C; Corequisite: Math Elective PWL170-C Field Training I 4 Field Training I consists of actual hands-on experience in an out-of-doors college laboratory. This experience parallels the basics learned by a first-year line apprentice. Setting poles with a digger truck, framing poles, climbing, stringing conductors, installing anchors, and safety are taught. Corequisite: PWL189-C PWL172-C Field Training II 4 During this phase of the field training, you will concentrate on accuracy in framing different types of single-phase and three-phase specifications, installing single-phase and three-phase grounding sets, and installing various line protection devices. You will be provided the opportunity to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) during this course. Prerequisite: PWL170-C; Corequisite: PWL190-C PWL174-C Field Training III 4 This course is in the outdoor lab. It is the hands-on application of transformer installations and services, both single-phase and three-phase. The course goes hand-in-hand with the transformer theory learned in the classroom. Prerequisite: PWL172-C; Corequisite: PWL191-C PWL176-C Field Training IV 4 This course covers some of the general maintenance and repairs performed by line crews. It covers safety procedure practices for de-energized, as well as energized maintenance, utilizing both hot sticking and rubber gloving techniques. Also covered is hot sticking techniques used for transmission line maintenance. Prerequisite: PWL174-C; Corequisite: PWL183-C PWL178-C Field Training V 4 This course will cover the operation and maintenance of substations. Tasks include basic cable preparation and installation and trencher/backhoe operation. Also covered is the installation and maintenance of high voltage underground distribution systems. Prerequisite: PWL176-C; Corequisites: PWL182-C, PWL186-C PWL182-C Underground Distribution 3 This course provides you with the opportunity to learn the theory and construction of high voltage, direct burial underground cables, enclosures, terminations, and specifications. Corequisite: PWL178-C PWL183-C Line Maintenance 3 This course is primarily designed to teach you the importance of continuity of service to the customer while protecting other workers and the public. This part of the program consists of maintenance work, troubleshooting, and repairs using all necessary safety procedures. You will receive First Aid Training. You will also participate in tree trimming and chain saw safety. Prerequisites: PWL179-C, PWL174-C; Corequisite: PWL176-C PWL186-C Transmission and Distribution 3 This course is designed to give you an overview of the electrical service network from generation transmission to distribution. It will cover generators, switching, and substations, load management systems, and controls. Powerline program. Corequisite: PWL178-C PWL189-C Powerline Trade Fundamentals I 2 This course is designed to give the beginning line worker the basic information of the reponsibilities of a line worker. It will supply technical information to support the hands-on application in the outdoor lab. Corequisite: PWL170-C


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