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Course IDCourse NameCourse DescriptionTextbookCredit HoursSyllabus
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
Notes: This is also available as an e-book and in Trade Cloth format.

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 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.

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
Notes: Online book at which costs ($24) for access and printing or ebook ($42)

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
Notes: This edition is available for a lower cost from various online retailers.

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,
Publication Date: January 10, 2012

BSCI201Drugs, Brain and Behavior

The class will serve as an introduction to neuroscience and pharmacology of the central neural system through understanding the effects of various substances on brain function. We will focus on the biological mechanisms through which psychoactive drugs produce changes in behavior. We will take an in-depth look at commonly abused drugs such as amphetamine and alcohol, and discuss current theories of addiction. In the later modules, we will focus on drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression, and how the mechanisms of action of these drugs give us insight into the biological basis of mental illness.

There are no textbooks required for this course.

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.
Notes: This is an open source textbook.

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
Notes: May use e-book, rental options, or previous edition. Only the textbook is needed. No other bundled pieces needed.

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

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

GHIS100History of Early America, from Colonization through the Civil War

This course examines the history of the United States from the arrival of the first English settlers through the end of the Civil War. The course is divided into three eras of study: Colonial America, Revolutionary and Early National America, Ante Bellum Era and the Civil War. Themes of race, slavery, gender, and territorial expansion will be woven into the broader historical narrative of each era.

There are no textbooks required for this course.

Course IDCourse NameCourse DescriptionTextbookCredit HoursSyllabus