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157 Course Descriptions SDV288-A Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Dev. Studies 3 This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and group dynamics and to assist them in developing and improving their leadership skills. Students will develop a personal philosophy of leadership. The Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Studies, the foundation of this course, is unique in its integration of the humanities into the leadership development curriculum. Students will study such topics as articulating a vision, applying ethics to leadership, and managing conflict by studying great leaders who have been portrayed in the humanities by writers, historians, and film-makers as well as by studying the works of these great leaders themselves and participating in experimental learning experiences. SDV810-C Experiential Learning 10 This course allows credit to be granted to a student for experiential learning gained through work experience or personal study which can be validated through an assessment procedure developed by the College. Sustainable Energy Resources ______________________________________________________ SER106-E Integration of Alternative Sources of En 2 Integration of Alternative Sources of Energy is designed to introduce students to energy sources, applications and alternatives that deal with the many aspects of our energy systems. The course will intro-duce students to how we extract, process, convert, and use energy to power our technology. Alternative energy deals heavily with the different sources of alternative energy, where they come from and how we can use them to conserve and eventually replace dwindling fossil fuels. The course has been organized into nine assessment areas that will develop students’ knowledge, skills and disposition necessary to complete the course. Sociology ______________________________________________________ SOC110-A Introduction to Sociology 3 This course introduces you to the field of sociology which is the study of the relationship between the individual and society. Topics covered include culture, social organization, groups, deviance, race, and ethnicity and methods of affecting social change. Language and methods are discussed. SOC115-A Social Problems 3 This course provides insight on current social problems from a sociological perspective. Topics covered include sexism, racism, urban crisis, violence and crime, and the environment. Potential causes and solutions together with methods of analysis will be examined. Recommended Prerequisite: SOC110-A SOC120-A Marriage and Family 3 This course examines the family structure in current society. The course of study includes a look at structure, problems, and challenges including premarital interaction, mate selection, marital sexual adjustment, communications, and social and economic roles. SOC160-A Introduction to Social Work 3 This introductory course in social welfare systems and social work practice surveys the historical development of the social work profession in conjunction with the development of social welfare services in the United States; social welfare system responses to a variety of current social problems; generalist social work as a distinct profession; and specific settings and methods of social work practice. SOC186-A Contemporary Global Issues 3 A survey course to identify and analyze the variety and extent of global economic, political, social and cultural problems and issues. SOC189-A Global Perspectives 3 This course is the study of the global systems that interact across cultures, their struggle for economic parity and justice, and the process of moving from one culture to another. This course will include a study of the clash of values between cultures, the effects of population demographics, the use/ misuse of natural resources, development in industrialized and not-industrialized nations, conflict and terrorism, cooperation among nations, and environmental issues, shaping the world of the future. SOC198-A The Middle East 3 In a world increasingly globalized, borders are no longer barriers. Within Middle East there are great political and economic inequalities between various Muslim and non- Muslim, Arab and non-Arab countries. This course is created to help acquire basic knowledge and understanding of the region from historical, economic, political, cultural, religious, artistic, and geographic perspectives on a per country basis. We will pursue the accuracy weeding the emotional reports of media on both sides of the fence, the fence of assumptions and lack of non-judgmental information. SOC200-A Minority Group Relations 3 Survey of the contributions that various minorities have made to the development of the United States. SOC210-A Men, Women & Society 3 This is an interdisciplinary course designed for first or second year students which will explore men’s and women’s experiences in American society and the role that ideas about sexual differences have played in shaping those experiences. Areas of inquiry will include, but are not limited to, the following: the construction of gender roles and sexuality; the relationship between gender and other social, political, and legal structures and institutions; and the interplay of gender with race, class, and ethnicity in cultural perceptions and expectations of both men and women. This course will strive to assist students in formulating questions about gender as it relates to their on-going work in various disciplines across the curriculum.


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