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Course IDCourse NameCourse DescriptionTextbookCredit HoursSyllabus
BITL100Introduction to Digital Literacy

This one-hour course focuses on basic use of electronic peer-reviewed and scholarly materials provided through the WV Library Commission's WVInfoDepot.org database collection to support college papers, presentations, speeches, and other academic writing. Students will learn the key elements of citation and use of paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism and misuse of intellectual property. The course will also include an introduction to copyright best practices for students in traditional and electronic classroom environments. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to cite an author's work properly and avoid copyright infringement.

There are no textbooks required for this course.

1Syllabus
BMIS200Principles Of Management Information Systems (MIS)

Introduction to the development, selection, use, and impact of information and communication technologies and systems in modern organizations and enterprises. (3 hrs.) No pre-requisites Please check with your participating institution to determine whether this course is offered on your campus and when it will be offered.

Title: Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology—Version 3.0
Author: John Gallaugher
ISBN: 978-1-4533-6657-8
Publisher: Flat World Knowledge
Required
URL: https://students.flatworldknowledge.com/course/1785065
Notes: Online book at FlatWorldKnowledge.com which costs ($24) for access and printing or ebook ($42)

3Syllabus
BMTH200Practical Mathematics

The course covers contemporary topics and shows the power of mathematics by presenting applied math concepts in fields such as manufacturing and distribution, finance, technology and sustainable growth. This course, designed for non-math majors, does not require a prohibitive amount of prerequisite mathematical knowledge (i.e. Calculus or other upper level mathematics). It's focus in on the practical side of mathematics used in the real world. Topics to be covered include: Graph Theory, Management Science, Identification Numbers, Transmitting Information and Cryptography, and Geometric Growth.

Title: For All Practical Purposes
Author: Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) Staff
ISBN: 978-1-4292-0900-7
Publisher: W. H. Freeman&Company
Publication Date: October 31, 2008
Required
Notes: This edition is available for a lower cost from various online retailers.

3Syllabus
BSCI200Science of Nutrition

SCI200 introduces the student to the fundamentals of nutrition. The course stresses a scientific foundation for nutrition that allows students to develop a personal diet and dietary practices that are associated with good health. Emphasis is placed on nutritional literacy with regard to the distinguishing information based on science from information based on unsubstantiated claims. The chemistry and metabolism of nutrients in health and disease will be covered.

Title: Visualizing Nutrition
Author: Mary B. Grosvenor; Lori A. Smolin
ISBN: 978-1-118-01380-9
Publisher: John Wiley&Sons,
Incorporated
Publication Date: January 10, 2012
Recommended

3Syllabus
BSCI201Drugs, Brain and Behavior

The class examines neuroscience and pharmacology of the central neural system as a means of determining the effects of various substances on brain function. The course focus is on the biological mechanisms through which psychoactive drugs produce changes in behavior. Provided is an in-depth look at commonly abused drugs such as amphetamine and alcohol and current theories of addiction. In addition, drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and depression, and how the mechanisms of action of these drugs give us insight into the biological basis of mental illness will be examined.

Title: Drugs and Behavior
Author: William A. McKim; Stephanie D. Hancock
ISBN: 978-0-205-24265-8
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication Date: July 8, 2012
Required

3Syllabus
BSCI202Environmental Science

This interdisciplinary natural science course is addressed to non-majors. The course bridges understanding of biology, chemistry, geography, human health and nutrition, and other aspects of natural sciences. An emphasis is on modern natural ecosystems as impacted by human activity on atmosphere, water and soil. Students learn about the fundamentals of energy and matter, cycles in nature, structure and functioning of ecosystems. Examples and case studies reinforce understanding of basics of environmental science and its practical applications. We use case studies of real human impact on soil, water, and atmosphere; industrial pollution, including oil spills, mutagens, pesticides, radioactive contamination.

Title: Introduction to Environmental Science
Author: Zehnder et. al.
Required
URL: http://oer.galileo.usg.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1003&context=biologytextbooks
Notes: This is an open source textbook.

3Syllabus
BSOC100Families and Society

This course includes an historical comparative approach to changing structures and functions of the family. It focuses on economic, demographic, and cultural changes on relationships, gender, roles, marriage, and childcare, variations by socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

Title: Families and Their Social Worlds
Author: Karen Seccombe
ISBN: 978-0-13-393660-5
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication Date: May 26, 2015
Required
Notes: May use e-book, rental options, or previous edition. Only the textbook is needed. No other bundled pieces needed.

3Syllabus
BSOC200Death and Dying

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the study of death and dying, covering the key issues and questions in the field. As you review your textbook, you will find coverage of death-related issues ranging from personal confrontations with mortality to the study of large-scale encounters with death such as disaster and terrorism. We look at the personal and social attitudes regarding death, dying and the dead in the U.S. society as well as those of other cultures and times. This class takes an interdisciplinary approach which combines sociological, psychological, anthropological, historical, medical, and spiritual perspectives to investigate the course subject.

Title: The Last Dance
Author: Albert Lee Strickland; Lynne Ann DeSpelder
ISBN: 978-0-07-353201-1
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication Date: October 14, 2010
Required

Title: Death and Dying
Author: Death and Dying
ISBN: 978-1-84787-510-5
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication Date: December 3, 2008
Required

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RHLT201Principles of Human Sexuality

This course designed to provide students with the content knowledge needed to teach, facilitate, and/or educate target audiences about issues pertaining to sex education. Emphasis will be placed on environmental and cultural issues pertaining to growth, development and family planning. Topics will include peer and familial relationships, dating, marriage/partnerships, pregnancy, reproductive choices, parenting, decision-making, and diverse populations. At times, the subject matter in this course will be uncomfortable to you the learner and me the instructor. This course will challenge us to examine both our cultural and personal perspectives. Please check with your participating institution to determine whether this course is offered on your campus and when it will be offered.

Title: Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality
Author: Jerrold S. Greenberg; Clint E. Bruess; Sara B. Oswalt
ISBN: 978-1-4496-9801-0
Publisher: Jones&Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication Date: January 28, 2013
Required

3Syllabus
RART300Art in America

An in depth overview of American artistic production from the late 17th through the beginning of the 20th centuries with a focus on the cultural, social, and political meanings of the seminal American achievements in paintings, sculpture, photography, and some architecture. This course will probe how the history of ideas in America profoundly intersects with the history of American art. As we analyze the key artistic achievements of American visual culture we will examine the changing attitudes regarding the role of art in society and the impact on culture of such extraordinary events as the European colonization of the Native peoples, American Revolution, the expansion westward, slavery and separatism, the Civil War, technological revolutions in transportation and communication, the influx of immigrants, and changing economic factors.

Title: Framing America
Author: Frances K. Pohl
ISBN: 978-0-500-29295-2
Publisher: Thames&Hudson
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Required

3Syllabus
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