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Course IDCourse NameCourse DescriptionTextbookCredit HoursSyllabus
BBOG100Portfolio Development

This course prepares students to complete their portfolio for the BOG program. Emphasis will be placed on the process of completing a resume, an educational narrative and a work narrative. In addition, examples of how to present and justify work and educational experience for college credit will be covered.

There are no textbooks required for this course.

3Syllabus
BCOM200Introduction to Human Communications

This course examines the theoretical foundations of human communication through definitional analysis and examination of communication models, code elements and ethical considerations pertinent to communication in our society. This course provides the opportunity for each student to participate in interpersonal and public speaking presentations to develop his/her skills in interacting with others in both the personal and professional arenas. Please check with your participating institution to determine whether this course is offered on your campus and when it will be offered.

Title: Communication
Author: Steven A. Beebe; Susan J. Beebe; Diana K. Ivy
ISBN: 978-0-13-375382-0
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication Date: January 28, 2015
Required
Notes: This book is available in a Kindle version for $72.32, to rent for $53.65, and used.

3Syllabus
BCOM201Effective Communication for the Workplace

Effective Communication Skills for the Workplace is a course designed to help individuals learn and practice all sides of effective communication. Regardless of the workplace, effective communication skills are vital to the success of an individual's growth and overall achievement. This course examines five sides of communication: verbal, non-verbal, written, social networking communication, and professionalism. An in-depth study will be completed for each side of communication allowing individuals to evaluate their own communication skills, and then learn strategies and skills through reading, practicing, self-awareness, and developing personal communication goals that will increase the effectiveness of their communication skills. Additionally, the course will explore tips for handling conflict in the workplace utilizing effective communication skills and strategies.

Title: English Grammar Workbook for Dummies
Author: Geraldine Woods
ISBN: 978-1-119-45539-4
Publisher: John Wiley&Sons, Incorporated
Publication Date: April 3, 2018
Required

3Syllabus
BCOM202Movies and Meaning: Communication in Film

This course provides valuable insight into the language and symbolism of film and how meaning is conveyed to audiences. Students will explore the techniques and language systems of film and further their appreciation and understanding of why and how viewers respond as they do to different films based on interpersonal, intercultural, verbal and nonverbal communication. In addition to the required text, students in the course will also be required to view the following films. Availability for each is listed. There is a nominal fee to view each film (1.99-2.99). You should also check your local and/or school library as well as any streaming services to which you subscribe (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Starz, etc.) for the titles as they may have them available. The Wizard of Oz -Itunes, YouTube Hamlet (Zefferelli)-Itunes, Google Play, YouTube The Exorcist-YouTube, Itunes, Google Play The Graduate-YouTube, Itunes Sands of Iwo Jima-YouTube, Itunes Letters From Iwo JimaYouTube, Itunes Lincoln-YouTube, Itunes, Google Play Twister-YouTube, Itunes, Google Play Shallow Hal-YouTube, Itunes, Google Play Citizen Kane-YouTube, Itunes, Google Play Please check with your participating institution to determine whether this course is offered on your campus and when it will be offered.

Title: Understanding Movies
Author: Louis Giannetti
ISBN: 978-0-13-449208-7
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication Date: January 5, 2017
Required

3Syllabus
BCOM203Human Communication and Rational Decisions

The concepts of argumentation and reasoning are as old as civilization: Homer recounts arguments among the Greeks outside Troy and Isaiah tells us the Lord asked the people to reason together. Yet, today the concept of argumentation is the subject of much difference of scholarly opinion. Many would continue the Platonic and medieval position claiming that argumentation has no relation to communication; others are searching for some accommodation between the two; still others investigate argumentation from the perspective of human communication. The result is a variety of theories of argument each claiming adherence. The purpose of this course is to examine these points of view in depth and to generate by the end of the semester an understanding of each. You are expected to understand all the theories and to argue freely for the point of view you hold. Ultimately, the course will introduce you to contemporary theories of argument, and how claims, evidence, and warrants are used in a variety of fields and domains. You will study in depth the various forms of support such as statistics, anecdotal, an/d critical types of evidence are used throughout academic disciplines and various professions. Please check with your participating institution to determine whether this course is offered on your campus and when it will be offered.

Title: Argumentation and Critical Decision Making
Author: Richard D. Rieke; Malcolm O. Sillars; Tarla Rai Peterson
ISBN: 978-0-205-21059-6
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication Date: February 9, 2012
Required

3Syllabus
BEDU201Early Childhood Administration, Management, & Leadership

This course emphasizes the director's responsibility for administrative and leadership roles in child development and education programs. It covers the business and interpersonal skills needed to successfully implement an effective program for young children and their families. Students will learn practical information on all aspects of directing a program including: funding and budgeting, selecting, training, and supervising staff, housing the program, purchasing equipment, and working with children and families. Accrediting and licensing an early childhood center and carrying out program evaluation and quality improvement strategies will also be addressed.

Title: Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program
Author: Dorothy June Sciarra; Anne G. Dorsey; Ellen Lynch; Shauna Adams
ISBN: 978-1-305-08808-5
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication Date: January 1, 2015
Required

3Syllabus
BEDU202Language & Literacy for Young Children

The purpose of this course is to assist educators in learning more about the foundations of language and literacy development in young children. In addition, the emphasis is placed on integrating all dimensions of literacy across all early childhood environments.

Title: Helping Young Children Learn Language and Literacy
Author: Carol Vukelich; James Christie; Billie Jean Enz; Kathleen A. Roskos
ISBN: 978-0-13-416606-3
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication Date: July 31, 2015
Required

3Syllabus
BFIN200Personal Finance

This course examines the financial problems encountered by the individual in the management of his/her own affairs. Areas covered include budgeting, consumer borrowing, real estate, investments, insurance, taxes, and estate and retirement planning.

Title: Personal Finance
Author: Jack R. Kapoor; Les R. Dlabay; Robert J. Hughes
ISBN: 978-0-07-786164-3
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication Date: January 29, 2014
Required
Notes: Available from Amazon to rent for $21.49 or buy new for $79.00 and used $43.00

3Syllabus
BHLT200Principles Of Mental and Emotional Health

A study of mind/body health and the effects of attitudes, emotions, and relationships on physical/mental health. Consideration is given to stress with an emphasis on appropriate management techniques and strategies, and application of these strategies.

Title: Stress Management for Life
Author: Michael Olpin; Margie Hesson
ISBN: 978-1-305-12059-4
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication Date: January 1, 2015
Required
Notes: There are older editions of this book, which would also be fine for the class.

3Syllabus
BHUM200Appalachian History and Culture

This course is a survey of the social and economic history of the Appalachian region from the colonial period of American history to the present. The course examines changing patterns of culture, land use, economy, politics, and social structure in the mountains with an eye to understanding the contemporary social system in Appalachia. Special emphasis will be placed upon the interaction of mountain residents with the broader forces of social change at work in America: changing family structures, gender roles, economic systems, political cultures, material life, and value orientations.

Title: High Mountains Rising
Author: Richard A. Straw (Editor); H. Tyler Blethen (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-252-07176-8
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: May 6, 2004
Required
Notes: This is also available as an e-book and in Trade Cloth format.

3Syllabus
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