Basic Writing

Students will learn grammar, mechanics, sentence structure, and paragraph development. Classroom experience will be group work, lecture, writing, and revision. Homework will require access to computer (on or off campus). Recommend TSRE 55 be taken concurrently. Lab Fee

Environmental Science

An interdisciplinary approach analyzing man’s earthly environment from the vantage point of the biological and physical sciences. The course will focus upon such topics as life cycles, energy, pollution, population, and resource deterioration and depletion. Additionally, philosophic and ethical attitudes of man’s relationship to his cultural and natural environment will be examined. Within this framework, man will be studied as a "Citizen of Earth."

Physical Science

A lecture and laboratory course that integrates the sciences of astronomy, physics, chemistry, and modern contemporary science. Emphasis is placed on applications and principles contributed by all the physical sciences. [48-32-80] Lab Fee

Field Investigation in Environmental Studies

This course will provide the student with a multi-integrated education in environmental studies. The students will be investigating life systems in the environment, testing the life support systems, and analyzing the environment to see what impact man’s progress has had and will have on it. [16-48-64] Lab Fee

Introduction to Service-Learning

This course examines service in the local community and its connection to diverse disciplines. The major objective of this class is the practical application of concepts being learned in college disciplines. Students practice and apply concepts, while developing citizenship, social responsibility skills, and an understanding of working with diverse populations. The course requires students to participate in a 15 hour community based service-learning project, related to a discipline(s) they are studying in a college class and to complement their community work with written and oral reflections.


This course examines volunteerism from historical and contemporary perspectives. It provides students with an opportunity to study and experience volunteerism in the community and to discover how communities address issues with diverse populations. This course has as its major objective the encouragement of critical thinking and practical experiences with respect to the concepts of citizenship and social responsibility. The course requires students to participate in a community based service-learning project and to complement their community work with written and oral reflections.

Field Experience

This course integrates classroom learning with the application of the learning in a realistic setting through a supervised experience of not less than 96 hours. May be repeated up to a maximum of six credit hours.

Introduction to Sociology

Why do we behave the way we do? Why do people change? Why do people deviate? This course helps students to understand how they are influenced by group situations and relationships. The focus is on the study of cultures, institutions, and social groups. Basic principles for the study of society are explored.

Social Problems

This course examines social problems through the lens of sociological theories, builds social awareness, and addresses strategies for action to address social problems. Topics vary, but generally include delinquent and criminal structures, substance abuse and addiction, the changing family, race and gender relations, issues in mental and physical health, the political system, the interrelation of population growth, environmental concerns, and the internationalization of the work force. SOCI 201 is recommended before enrolling in this course

Marriage and Family

This course analyzes from a cross-cultural perspective how individuals within the family structure are influenced by a society’s culture, institutions, and social groups. Topics include love, marriage, divorce, parenting, sexuality, conflict resolution, and aging. Since we do not formally prepare people for their role in marriage and the family – this is a must course. SOCI 201 is recommended prior to taking this course.