Race and Ethnic Relations

Students will discover whether their ancestors experienced prejudice and discrimination, why they did or did not, and how individuals and a society can resolve racial and cultural issues. Group relations in different countries will be analyzed with a major emphasis on African Americans, Hispanics, Europeans, Asians, and Gypsies in the United States.

Elementary Spanish

Introductory course stressing pronunciation, comprehension, basic grammar structures, and interesting cultural readings. Individual/small group sessions are important to modularized language and cultural development.

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Elementary Spanish

Review of elements of basic and advanced grammar, conversation, and comprehension practices. Reporting on cultural aspects and simple short stories in the language for individual credit. Lab Fee

Conversational Spanish

Students learn to communicate effectively in familiar, conversational Spanish. This course stresses listening and speaking rather than grammatical structures. Lab Fee

Intermediate Spanish

Comprehensive oral and written reviews of grammatical structures through varied short stories, conversations, and presentations. Lab Fee

Intermediate Spanish

Extensive reading to further develop vocabulary and mastery of the language. Advanced prose selections from varied masters of the Hispanic world as cultural appreciation. Lab Fee

Introduction to Imaging Principles

The intent of this course is to provide some basic imaging concepts and information in an effort to prepare the student for entry into the first clinical course of the fall semester. Focus is placed on radiation safety as dose reduction methods are presented and demonstrated. Other areas of emphasis are the common features of radiographic equipment, and image quality characteristics. Students will also explore terminology unique to medical imaging.

Radiologic Positioning, Procedures and Pathology 1

Students will learn radiographic imaging procedures of the chest, abdomen, and extremities. Focus on anatomical positioning with attention to various patient needs and abilities will be emphasized. Students will learn to critique images for diagnostic quality, as well as develop the ability to identify normal anatomical structures from common abnormal pathological processes. Students will participate in small group skill-building lab activities. [48-16-64] Lab Fee

Radiologic Physics

In this course, students will explore how the diagnostic x-ray beam is created. Emphasis is made on the production of x-rays and their interaction with matter as it pertains to medical imaging. Relevant physics concepts will include but not be limited to, mechanics, electricity, magnetism, radiation, and atomic structure.

Clinical Practice 1

The student will participate in clinical education two days a week in the imaging department of one of the affiliating hospitals. Under direct supervision of a radiologic technologist and/or physician, it is expected the student will begin to learn and achieve competency in the most basic radiologic exams and procedures, such as those of the abdomen, chest and extremities. Emphasis will be placed on patient safety and comfort while professional values, attitudes, and behaviors are facilitated. Lab Fee