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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.

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.

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

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

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."

Service-Learning

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.

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

Comprehensive Clinical Experience 1

The student will participate in clinical education three days a week in the imaging department of an affiliating hospital different from the hospital they have been assigned to thus far in the program. This change in clinical assignment will allow the student to learn in a new environment resulting in an opportunity to increase clinical skills, critical thinking ability, and self-confidence. Under direct supervision of a radiologic technologist and /or physician, it is expected the student will learn new ways to accomplish exams already mastered, while continuing to learn and achieve competency in more advanced radiologic exams and procedures. Emphasis will be placed on patient safety and comfort while professional values, attitudes and behaviors are facilitated. Lab Fee

Clinical Practicum

The student will participate in clinical education four days a week in the imaging department of an affiliating hospital. With the intensive four-day schedule, it is expected that under direct supervision of a radiologic technologist and/or physician, the student will have an opportunity to learn and achieve competency on exams and procedures they have yet to experience in the program, while continuing to practice and "fine-tune" already established skills. Computed tomography (CT) observation opportunity may be provided. Emphasis will be placed on patient safety and comfort while professional values, attitudes, and behaviors are facilitated.