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HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AB 101 ELEMENTARY ARABIC I 5 semester hours AB-Arabic
Course Description:    A beginning language course focusing on the study of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) language. Students begin to develop the ability to communicate in Arabic through the consideration of cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations as they acquire the structures and lexicon to work with written language, conversation, and composition. No prior knowledge of Arabic is required. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours in the language learning laboratory. (HUMD[M]) Five hours each week.
AB 102 ELEMENTARY ARABIC II 5 semester hours AB-Arabic
Course Description:    A continuation of AB 101. Students continue their study of written language, conversation, and composition in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) as they consider cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: AB 101 or equivalent proficiency. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours in the language learning laboratory. Five hours each week.
AC 201 ACCOUNTING I 4 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    An introduction to the principles and procedures related to accounting theory and practice from the perspective of users of financial information. Topics include the accounting cycle, the preparation and analysis of financial statements, and accounting information. (CE: R) PREREQUISITES: Two units of high school mathematics or appropriate score on the College's assessment test. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Four hours each week.
AC 201HC ACCOUNTING I-HONORS 4 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    An introduction to the principles and procedures related to accounting theory and practice from the perspective of users of financial information. Topics include the accounting cycle, the preparation and analysis of financial statements, and accounting information. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and two units of high school mathematics or appropriate score on the College's assessment test. Assessment level: MA 100/101/103. Four hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AC 201HM ACCOUNTING I-HONORS 4 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    An introduction to the principles and procedures related to accounting theory and practice from the perspective of users of financial information. Topics include the accounting cycle, the preparation and analysis of financial statements, and accounting information. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and two units of high school mathematics or appropriate score on the College's assessment test. Assessment level: MA 100/101/103. Four hours each week.
AC 202 ACCOUNTING II 4 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    The study and analysis of managerial accounting. Topics include cost accumulation, evaluation, and analysis for decision making, as well as coverage of the statement of cash flows and financial statement analysis. (CE:R) PREREQUISITE: AC 201. Four hours each week.
AC 202HC ACCOUNTING II-HONORS 4 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    The study and analysis of managerial accounting. Topics include cost accumulation, evaluation, and analysis for decision making, as well as coverage of the statement of cash flows and financial statement analysis. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and AC 201. Four hours each week.
AC 202HM ACCOUNTING II-HONORS 4 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    The study and analysis of managerial accounting. Topics include cost accumulation, evaluation, and analysis for decision making, as well as coverage of the statement of cash flows and financial statement analysis. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credit, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or C in EN 101 or EN 101A, and AC 201. Four hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AC 207 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I 4 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    An overview of the financial accounting process with an in-depth study of cash, receivables, inventory costing, property, plant and equipment, intangible assets, and current liabilities. The course also includes an introduction to financial accounting research analysis. PREREQUISITE: AC 202. Four hours each week.
AC 208 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II 4 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    Major topics include accounting for long-term liabilities, stockholders equity, earnings per share, investments, accounting for income taxes, pensions, leases, and statement of cash flows. The course also includes financial accounting research analysis. PREREQUISITE: AC 207. Four hours each week.
AC 209 ADVANCED ACCOUNTING 3 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    The study and analysis of accounting for business combinations. This course also includes accounting for partnerships, bankruptcy as well as the assembly, design, and interpretation of consolidated statements currently required by the SEC and the AICPA as well as other relevant bodies. A continuation of financial accounting research analysis is included. Other possible areas examined are the study of accounting for home and branch operations, foreign currency, and estates and trusts. PREREQUISITE: AC 208 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
AC 210 GOVT & NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING 3 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    General principles of fund accounting for municipal, governmental, and nonprofit institutions. The course will emphasize fund principles, budgetary controls, and financial reporting statements. PREREQUISITE: AC 202. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AC 213 FEDERAL INCOME TAX I 4 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    A critical examination, analysis, and application of the tax for individuals. Interrelated subjects include income inclusions and exclusions, property transactions, nontaxable exchanges, capital asset transactions, general deductions and losses, business expenses, depreciation and amortization, and passive activities. Attention is given to tax procedures, accounting and inventory methods, retirement planning, exemptions, credits, filing status, and the alternative minimum tax. Students also engage in both electronic research and return preparation practica. PREREQUISITE: AC 202 or consent of department. Four hours each week.
AC 214 FEDERAL INCOME TAX II 4 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    A critical examination, analysis, and application of the tax law for Subchapter C and S corporations. limited liability companies, partnerships, estates and trusts. Attention is given to taxation of gifts, exclusions, net operating losses, determination of shareholder and partner basis, consolidated entities, book and income tax reconciliation, owner contributions and distributions, and beneficiary share of income. Students also engage in both electronic research and return preparation practica. PREREQUISITE: AC 213. Four hours each week.
AC 215 AUDITING THEORY & PRACT 4 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    The study and analysis of fundamental components of auditing theory and risk, including inherent risk, control risk, and detection risk. Emphasis is placed on internal control procedures, risk assessment and examination of accounts. Additionally, the role of regulatory organizations and professional standards such as Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board are discussed. PRE- or COREQUISITE: AC 207 or consent of department. Four hours each week.
AC 216 ETHICS/PROFESSIONAL ACCNTNG 3 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    Provides an examination of the major ethical issues encountered by accountants in the business environment. The AICPA code of Professional Conduct and the reasoning, philosophy, and application of that code are examined. PREREQUISITE: AC 202 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AC 216HC ETHICS/PROFESSIONAL ACCTNG-HON 3 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    Provides an examination of the major ethical issues encountered by accountants in the business environment. The AICPA code of Professional Conduct and the reasoning, philosophy, and application of that code are examined. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and AC 202. Three hours each week.
AC 217 COST ACCOUNTING 3 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    The study and analysis of cost accumulation and product costing procedures for both job order and process costing systems, absorption versus variable costing in manufacturing, activity-based costing, standard costing and performance, and relevant costs for decision making. Accounting for capital budgeting decisions and ethical challenges in managerial accounting are also covered. PREREQUISITE: AC 202. Three hours each week.
AC 219 BUSINESS FINANCE 3 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    The study and analysis of the theories and applications that the financial manager uses in making decisions. Emphasis is placed on financial analysis, economic value added, cash flow analysis, profit planning, risk and return, security valuation, and capital budgeting analysis. Capital markets, working capital policy, current asset and liability management, financial structure, dividend policy, and internal financing are to be addressed. PREREQUISITE: AC 202. Three hours each week.
AC 219HC BUSINESS FINANCE-HONORS 3 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    The study and analysis of the theories and applications that the financial manager uses in making decisions. Emphasis is placed on financial analysis, economic value added, cash flow analysis, profit planning, risk and return, security valuation, and capital budgeting analysis. Capital markets, working capital policy, current asset and liability management, financial structure, dividend policy, and internal financing are to be addressed. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and AC 202. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AC 219HM BUSINESS FINANCE-HONORS 3 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    The study and analysis of the theories and applications that the financial manager uses in making decisions. Emphasis is placed on financial analysis, economic value added, cash flow analysis, profit planning, risk and return, security valuation, and capital budgeting analysis. Capital markets, working capital policy, current asset and liability management, financial structure, dividend policy, and internal financing are to be addressed. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and AC 202. Three hours each week.
AC 230 ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 semester hours AC-Accounting
Course Description:    Concepts and techniques of analyzing, designing, and implementing accounting information systems. Evaluation of computer and non-computer-based information systems and software for organizations of various kinds. PREREQUISITE: AC 207 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
AN 101 INTRO TO SOCIOCULTURAL ANTHRO 3 semester hours AN-Anthropology
Course Description:    An exploration of fundamental anthropological concepts, methods, and theories used to interpret traditional and modern cultures. Emphasis is placed on the components of cultural systems and the investigation of the impact of globalization on changing cultures worldwide. (BSSD[M]) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
AN 101HC INTRO TO SOCIOCULT ANTHRO-HON 3 semester hours AN-Anthropology
Course Description:    An exploration of fundamental anthropological concepts, methods, and theories used to interpret traditional and modern cultures. Emphasis is placed on the components of cultural systems and the investigation of the impact of globalization on changing cultures worldwide. (BSSD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AN 101HM INTRO TO SOCIOCULT ANTHRO-HON 3 semester hours AN-Anthropology
Course Description:    An exploration of fundamental anthropological concepts, methods, and theories used to interpret traditional and modern cultures. Emphasis is placed on the components of cultural systems and the investigation of the impact of globalization on changing cultures worldwide. (BSSD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
AN 105 HUMAN EVOLUTION/ARCHAEOLOGY 3 semester hours AN-Anthropology
Course Description:    An introduction to the theories and evidence concerning human biological evolution and archaeology worldwide. Emphasis is placed on the genetic and adaptive evidence for human variation, the fossil evidence for human evolution, primatology, domestication, state societies, and archaeological methods and techniques. (NSND) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
AN 105HM HUMAN EVOLU/ARCHAEOLOGY-HONORS 3 semester hours AN-Anthropology
Course Description:    An introduction to the theories and evidence concerning human biological evolution and archaeology worldwide. Emphasis is placed on the genetic and adaptive evidence for human variation, the fossil evidence for human evolution, primatology, domestication, state societies, and archaeological methods and techniques. (NSND) (G and R only) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and a grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
AN 110 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY 3 semester hours AN-Anthropology
Course Description:    An introduction to the discipline of archaeology. The course provides background to the development of archaeology as a science, various theoretical approaches, archaeological data and dating, and interpretation. The course also includes a survey of global prehistoric archaeological cultures. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AN 202 ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION 3 semester hours AN-Anthropology
Course Description:    An introductory course in all aspects of the archaeological investigation. It covers research design and methods in field exploration, laboratory analysis and reporting, with the goal of interpreting the archaeological record and explaining past human behavior. (R only) PREREQUISITE: AN 101, AN 105, or consent of department. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AN 206 WORLD CULTURES 3 semester hours AN-Anthropology
Course Description:    An examination of one culture area in a particular geographic region using theories and methods of anthropology. The emphasis is on the prehistory, colonialism, cultural systems, modernization, and globalization of the region. Case studies are used to examine current conditions. (BSSD[M]) (G and R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
AN 206HM WORLD CULTURES-HONORS 3 semester hours AN-Anthropology
Course Description:    An examination of one culture area in a particular geographic region using theories and methods of anthropology. The emphasis is on the prehistory, colonialism, cultural systems, modernization, and globalization of the region. Case studies are used to examine current conditions. (BSSD[M]) (G and R only) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
AN 220 INDEPENDENT STUDY ANTHROPOLOGY 3 semester hours AN-Anthropology
Course Description:    A course designed to enable advanced students to pursue a topic of their own choosing with the guidance and supervision of an assigned faculty member. Topics should not duplicate any course topics already offered in the program. (G and R only) PREREQUISITES: AN 101 or AN 105 or AN 110 and consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 101 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    An introduction to drawing and creative visual problem solving. Emphasis is on the analysis and exploration of basic drawing techniques in the visual interpretation of natural and fabricated forms. Students will be introduced to a variety of drawing media. (ARTD) Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 103 DESIGN STUDIO: 2-DIMENSIONAL 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    An introduction to the elements and principles of visual expression with an emphasis on two-dimensional form. Students will explore a wide range of conceptual approaches and media to develop critical visual thinking and the capacity to engage in creative problem solving. An interdisciplinary, cross-cultural approach will be stressed to connect the formal and conceptual elements of visual expression within the context of both historical and contemporary visual culture. (ARTD) Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 103HC DESIGN STUD: 2 DIMENSIONAL-HON 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    An introduction to the elements and principles of visual expression, with an emphasis on two-dimensional form. Students will explore a wide range of conceptual approaches and media to develop critical visual thinking and the capacity to engage in creative problem solving. An interdisciplinary, cross-cultural approach will be stressed to connect the formal and conceptual elements of visual expression within the context of both historical and contemporary visual culture. (ARTD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 104 DESIGN STUDIO: 3-DIMENSIONAL 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    An introduction to the elements and principles of visual expression, with an emphasis on three-dimensional form. Students will develop the visual vocabulary, technical skills, and critical thinking necessary to engage in creative problem solving. Students will employ a wide range of formal and conceptual approaches, and media, in an exploration of the interaction between surface, form, space, and time. An interdisciplinary, cross-cultural approach will be utilized in introducing methods, materials and concepts of visual expression within the context of both historical and contemporary visual culture. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
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AR 105 COLOR THEORY AND APPLICATION 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    An introduction to the expressive, symbolic, decorative, and aesthetic aspects of color. Investigation of color theories and solutions to a variety of problems using color as a tool. (ARTD) Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 107 ART HISTORY: ANCIENT TO 1400 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    An introduction to architecture, painting, sculpture, and artifacts in Western civilization and around the world, from the Paleolithic inception of painting and sculpture through the Middle Ages, including prehistoric, Near Eastern, Egyptian, Aegean, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Pre-Columbian, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic art. (ARTD[M]) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
AR 107HM ART HISTORY: ANCIENT 1400-HON 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    An introduction to architecture, painting, sculpture, and artifacts in Western civilization and around the world, from the Paleolithic inception of painting and sculpture through the Middle Ages, including prehistoric, Near Eastern, Egyptian, Aegean, Creek, Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Pre-Columbian, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic art. (ARTD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A.
AR 108 ART HISTORY: 1400 TO PRESENT 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A survey and analysis of major trends in architecture, painting, and sculpture in Western civilization, including Proto-Renaissance, Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Neoclassic, Romantic, Realist, Impressionist, Expressionist, Cubist, non-objective, and 20th century art. Students may enroll in AR 108 without having taken AR 107. (ARTD[M]) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
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AR 108HA ART HISTORY: 1400 PRESENT-HON 1.5 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A survey and analysis of major trends in architecture, painting, and sculpture in Western civilization, including Proto-Renaissance, Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Neoclassic, Romantic, Realist, Impressionist, Expressionist, Cubist, non-objective, and 20th century art. Students may enroll in AR 108 without having taken AR 107. (ARTD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A.
AR 108HB ART HISTORY: 1400 PRESENT-HON 1.5 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A survey and analysis of major trends in architecture, painting, and sculpture in Western civilization, including Proto-Renaissance, Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Neoclassic, Romantic, Realist, Impressionist, Expressionist, Cubist, non-objective, and 20th century art. Students may enroll in AR 108 without having taken AR 107. (ARTD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A.
AR 108HC ART HISTORY: 1400 PRESENT-HON 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A survey and analysis of major trends in architecture, painting, and sculpture in Western civilization, including Proto-Renaissance, Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Neoclassic, Romantic, Realist, Impressionist, Expressionist, Cubist, non-objective, and 20th century art. Students may enroll in AR 108 without having taken AR 107. (ARTD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
AR 108HM ART HISTORY: 1400 PRESENT-HON 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A survey and analysis of major trends in architecture, painting, and sculpture in Western civilization, including Proto-Renaissance, Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Neoclassic, Romantic, Realist, Impressionist, Expressionist, Cubist, non-objective, and 20th century art. (ARTD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
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AR 110 MUSEUM RESOURCES 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Field trips to Washington, D.C., museums provide a working laboratory for this course, which exposes students to the basic issues of museology and the extraordinary range of resources available to them. The course involves museology issues, discussions of assigned field trips, appropriate readings, and the keeping of a journal. During field trips, the emphasis will be on visual experience for its own sake and value, so that students can become confident about individual encounters with works of art. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Two hours lecture/discussion, two hours laboratory each week.
AR 110L MUSEUM RESOURCES No Credit AR-Art
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AR 110.
AR 112 DIGIT PHOTO-FINE ARTS I 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A general introduction to electronic still photography, beginning with traditional photographic and art concepts. Students will explore image manipulation using personal computers supported by scanners, photo CDs, and digital cameras. Students will use the most advanced photo editing software available to create new artistic images. (ARTD) Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AR 113 DIGIT PHOTO-FINE ARTS II 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    An advanced course that will enable students to use digital photography to create sophisticated, aesthetic images. The student will be encouraged to develop a personal style and technical proficiency for personal expression. PREREQUISITE: AR 112 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
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AR 114 INTERMEDIATE DRAWING 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A continuation of AR 101, with the further analysis and exploration of drawing skills, techniques and concepts. Emphasis is on more complex problem solving in the visual interpretation of natural and fabricated forms. Students will utilize a variety of black-and-white and color drawing media. PREREQUISITE: AR 101 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 115 FIGURE DRAWING I 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    An introduction to figure drawing. Emphasis is placed on the problems involved in the visual interpretation of the human figure as a separate study, and in relation to its environment. Students will utilize a variety of drawing media. PREREQUISITE: AR 101 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 116 DIGITAL TOOLS FOR VISUAL ARTS 4 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    An examination of the digital tools used in the visual arts. Students are exposed to the theory and function of the major software packages and basic digital design principles utilized in the visual arts. Topics include operating systems, typography, vector and bitmap imaging, page layout, PDF creation and editing, timeline-based video editing, file transfer, output, web, emerging technologies, and other material relative to the digital visual arts workflow. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AR 121 CERAMICS I 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    First of two related courses (with AR 122). The aesthetic and technical aspects of the ceramic process. Studio sessions will involve an exploration of the nature of clay, decorative processes, glazes, and firing via handbuilt pottery. A general survey of historical and contemporary ceramic art forms is included. Wheel-thrown pottery techniques are also introduced. Design and craftsmanship are emphasized. (ARTD) Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
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AR 122 CERAMICS II 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Second of two related courses (with AR 121, which must be taken first). The aesthetic and technical aspects of the ceramic process. Studio sessions will involve a continued study of the nature of clay with the development of forms derived from the potter's wheel. Increased emphasis placed on surface decoration, glaze formulation, and kiln firing skills. Design and craftsmanship are emphasized. PREREQUISITE: AR 121 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 123 CRAFTS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A general survey of crafts such as metalry, weaving, enameling, ceramics, and textile design. The fundamental techniques and uses of various materials are explored. Design and craftsmanship are emphasized. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. (ARTD) (R and TP/SS only) Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 124 ENAMELING I 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    An introduction to traditional techniques with emphasis on expression and craftsmanship. Exploration of basic methods of preparation, application, firing, and finishing vitreous enamel on copper. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. (R only) Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 125 ENAMELING II 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A continuation of AR 124 with special attention given to techniques that involve integration of enameling and metalwork. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. (R only) PREREQUISITE: AR 124 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 127 ART APPRECIATION 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    An appreciation of the visual arts through an aesthetic understanding of the various art forms and their historical development throughout the world. (ARTD[M]) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
AR 130 SURVEY OF ASIAN ART 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A survey and analysis of the art and culture of China, Japan, India, and southeast Asia. Emphasis on architecture, ceramics, painting, printmaking, and sculpture with reference to cross-cultural influences, religion, and philosophy as they relate to the art of those countries. Field trips to museums and galleries. (ARTD[M]) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
AR 130HC SURVEY OF ASIAN ART-HONORS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A survey and analysis of the art and culture of China, Japan, India, and southeast Asia. Emphasis on architecture, ceramics, painting, printmaking, and sculpture with reference to cross-cultural influences, religion, and philosophy as they relate to the art of those countries. Field trips to museums and galleries. (ARTD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
AR 130HM SURVEY OF ASIAN ART-HONORS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A survey and analysis of the art and culture of China, Japan, India, and southeast Asia. Emphasis on architecture, ceramics, painting, printmaking, and sculpture with reference to cross-cultural influences, religion, and philosophy as they relate to the art of those countries. Field trips to museums and galleries. (ARTD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 201 PAINTING I 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    The first of two related courses (with AR 202). An introductory studio course involving solutions to the problems related to the creation of representational, abstract, and non-objective paintings. Technical skills such as the ability to size and prime a canvas and to work in varied media are developed. Demonstrations, lectures, and class critiques will be employed. PREREQUISITES: AR 101 and AR 103, or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 202 PAINTING II 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A continuation of AR 201, with emphasis on solution to advanced problems related to the creation of representational, abstract, and non-objective paintings. Technical skills to work in varied media are developed. Demonstrations, lectures, and class critiques will be employed. PREREQUISITE: AR 201 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 203 PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPRESSN I 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Designed to achieve the basics of black-and-white still photographic techniques with additional emphasis on the development of ability to express and understand ideas and feelings communicated in photographs. Students are expected to supply own camera (35mm with manual controls), paper, and film. (ARTD) One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AR 204 PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPRESSN II 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Problems designed to achieve mastery of basic still photographic techniques with an emphasis on individual creative expression. This course will allow for experimental projects in black-and-white photography. (G and TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: AR 203 or consent of department. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 205 WATERCOLOR I 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    The use of transparent watercolor techniques and media with reference to historical and contemporary approaches. Painting in the studio and on location including still life, the figure in the environment, landscape, and architecture. Lectures and demonstrations with independent student responses required. (G and R only) PREREQUISITE: AR 101 or consent of department. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 206 WATERCOLOR II 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A continued study of watercolor techniques as described in AR 205, presenting the opportunity for greater individual experimentation and expression. (R only) PREREQUISITE: AR 205 or consent of department. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 208 SURVEY OF AFRICAN ART 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A survey and analysis of the art and culture of major African regions. Emphasis on architecture, sculpture, painting, crafts, and performance with reference to cross-cultural and outside influences, religion, philosophy, and everyday life as they relate to the art of various African peoples. Field trips to museums and galleries. (ARTD[M]) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
AR 208HM SURVEY OF AFRICAN ART-HONORS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A survey and analysis of the art and culture of major African regions. Emphasis on architecture, sculpture, painting, crafts, and performance with reference to cross-cultural and outside influences, religion, philosophy, and everyday life as they relate to the art of various African peoples. Field trips to museums and galleries. (ARTD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 209 ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY TO 1400 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A historical survey and critical study of the development of architecture and related arts from prehistoric times to the 15th century. (ARTD) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
AR 209HC ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY 1400-HON 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A historical survey and critical study of the development of architecture and related arts from prehistoric times to the 15th century. (ARTD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
AR 209HM ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY 1400-HON 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A historical survey and critical study of the development of architecture and related arts from prehistoric times to the 15th century. (ARTD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
AR 210 ARCHITECTURAL HIS 1400 PRESENT 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A historical survey and critical study of the development of architecture and related arts from the 15th century to the present. Students in architectural programs are advised to take the history of architecture courses in sequence. Students may enroll in AR 210 without having taken AR 209. (ARTD) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 210HC ARCHITECTURAL 1400 PRESENT-HON 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A historical survey and critical study of the development of architecture and related arts from the 15th century to the present. Students in architectural programs are advised to take the history of architecture courses in sequence. Students may enroll in AR 210 without having taken AR 209. (ARTD) PREREQUISITES; Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
AR 210HM ARCHITECTURAL 1400 PRESENT-HON 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A historical survey and critical study of the development of architecture and related arts from the 15th century to the present. Students in architecture programs are advised to take the history of architecture courses in sequence. Students may enroll in AR 210 without having taken AR 209. (ARTD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
AR 213 WORLD WOODCUT RELIEF TRAD 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Students will learn basic woodcut and relief printing techniques while studying multicultural influences in imagery, concepts, and the use of materials from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Students cannot also receive credit for AR 223. (ARTD[M]) Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 214 PRINTMAKING LITHOGRAPHY 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Processes, materials, and techniques of fine art lithography are explored. Emphasis is placed on expressing visual concepts and ideas through drawing and appropriate technical manipulations on stones and/or plates, and printing in both black and white and color. Students cannot also receive credit for AR 223. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. (R and TP/SS only) Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 215 FIGURE DRAWING II 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A continuation of AR 115, with further analysis and exploration of the concepts and techniques introduced in AR 115. Emphasis is placed on more complex problem solving in the visual interpretation of the human figure as a separate study and in relation to its environment. Students will use a variety of black-and-white and color drawing media. PREREQUISITE: AR 115 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 219 AMERICAN ART 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A historical and philosophical interpretation of American painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts from colonial times to the present. (ARTD) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
AR 219HM AMERICAN ART-HONORS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A historical and philosophical interpretation of American painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor art from colonial times to the present. (ARTD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
AR 220 AMERICAN ART SINCE 1945 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A study of 20th century American art, with focus on the phenomenon of New York's rise as a world art center after 1945. Emphasis is on painters and sculptors most significant in the development of the first truly American art styles, covering major movements such as abstract expressionism, pop art, minimalism and photo realism on to the multiplicity of styles, forms, and media current since the 1980s. (ARTD) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 221 SCULPTURE I 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    The problems and principles of sculpture. Theory and basic techniques involved in additive and subtractive methods in both relief sculpture and sculpture in the round. Materials include clay, wood, modern plastics, plaster, and metals. PREREQUISITES: AR 103 and AR 104 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 222 SCULPTURE II 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A continuation of AR 221 for students who have successfully completed that course. Emphasis on individual experimentation and expression. In addition to direct methods, casting methods are used. PREREQUISITE: AR 221 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 223 LITHOG & RELIEF PRINTMKG 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Materials and techniques of fine art lithography will be investigated with an emphasis on the expression of one's ideas through appropriate technical manipulations. In addition, students may explore various relief printmaking procedures to produce woodcuts, linocuts, or collographs. Students cannot also receive credit for AR 213 or AR 214. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 224 INTAGLIO PRINTMAKING 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    An introduction to the fine art of metal plate etching. The techniques of drypoint hardground, softground, aquatint, and engraving are explored. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 225 SERIGRAPHY 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Introduction to materials and techniques of silk-screen printmaking. Various types of stencils and resists are investigated. Emphasis on use of serigraphy as a multicolor process and fine art form. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 226 MONOTYPE WORKSHOP 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    An exploration of the monotype as an experimental printmaking medium. A range of materials, tools, and techniques will be introduced with an emphasis on individual experimentation and expression. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 227 WEAVING AND TEXTILES 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Introduction to the fundamental techniques and processes of weaving. Two- and three-dimensional forms in textiles explored. Design and craftsmanship emphasized in both traditional and experimental approaches to fiber. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. (ARTD) (TP/SS only) Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 229 JEWELRY & METALSMITHING 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Introduction to the fundamental techniques and processes of jewelry fabrication and metalsmithing. Two- and three-dimensional forms in various metals explored. Design, craftsmanship, and expressive use of materials emphasized. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. (R only) Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 229HM JEWELRY & METALSMITHING-HONORS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Introduction to the fundamental techniques and processes of jewelry fabrication and metalsmithing. Two- and three-dimensional forms in various metals explored. Design, craftsmanship, and expressive use of materials emphasized. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 231 MODERN ART: ORIGINS & DEV 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A survey of major innovative art movements from the mid 19th century to the present in Europe and the United States with emphasis on the most important trends in painting and sculpture. (ARTD) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
AR 231HC MODERN ART: ORIGINS & DEV-HON 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A survey of major innovative art movements from the mid 19th century to the present in Europe and the United States with emphasis on the most important trends in painting and sculpture. (ARTD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
AR 231HM MODERN ART: ORIGINS & DEV-HON 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A survey of major innovative art movements from the mid 19th century to the present in Europe and the United States with emphasis on the most important trends in painting and sculpture. (ARTD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 235 ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A survey and analysis of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from the 14th through the 16th centuries. This course encompasses the origin of the Renaissance and the specific contributions of the great Italian cities of Florence, Padua, Pisa, Rome, Siena, and Venice, and emphasizes the achievements of its finest artists, including Alberti, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Giotto, Masaccio, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and Leonardo da Vinci. Field trips to museums. (ARTD) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
AR 275 PRO PRACT FOR VISUAL ARTIST 1 semester hour AR-Art
Course Description:    In this capstone course of the A. F. A. curriculum, students develop an artist statement, resume, portfolio, and slides in preparation for a formal presentation that conveys their experiences and skills as an emerging artist. PREREQUISITE: Completion of first year of the A. F. A. curriculum. Two hours studio/laboratory each week.
AR 280 STUDIO PRACTICUM I 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in the following areas: drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, weaving, jewelry, and painting. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate the various applied studio areas. A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry(R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department and successful completion of AR 101 and AR 115 for drawing; AR 201 and AR 202 for painting; AR 223 and AR 224 for printmaking; AR 121 and AR 122 for ceramics; AR 221 and AR 222 for sculpture; AR 227 for weaving; AR 229 for jewelry. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 280, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 280A STUDIO PRACT I DRAWING 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in drawing. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department and successful completion of AR 101 and AR 115. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 280, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 280B STUDIO PRACT I PAINTING 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in painting. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department and successful completion of AR 201 and AR 202. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 280, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 280C STUDIO PRACT I PRINTMAKING 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in printmaking. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department and successful completion of AR 223, AR 224, or AR 225. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 280, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 280D STUDIO PRACT I CERAMICS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in ceramics. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department and successful completion of AR 121 and AR 122. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 280, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 280E STUDIO PRACT I SCULPTURE 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in sculpture. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department and successful completion of AR 221 and AR 222. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 280, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
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AR 280G STUDIO PRACT I JEWELRY 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in jewelry. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department and successful completion of AR 229. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 280, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 280GH STUDIO PRACT I JEWELRY-HONORS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in jewelry. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department, completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and successful completion of AR 229. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 280, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 281 STUDIO PRACTICUM II 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in the following areas: drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, weaving, jewelry, and painting. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate the various applied studio areas. A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry(R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department and successful completion of AR 101 and AR 115 for drawing; AR 201 and AR 202 for painting; AR 223 and AR 224 for printmaking; AR 121 and AR 122 for ceramics; AR 221 and AR 222 for sculpture; AR 227 for weaving; AR 229 for jewelry. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 281, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 281A STUDIO PRACT II DRAWING 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in drawing. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department and successful completion of AR 101 and AR 115. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 281, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
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AR 281B STUDIO PRACT II PAINTING 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in painting. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department and successful completion of AR 201 and AR 202. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 281, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 281C STUDIO PRACT II PRINTMAKING 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in printmaking. Student further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department and successful completion of AR 223, AR 224, or AR 225. Students are limited to three hours of in each studio area of area of AR 281, but course may be repeated for audit limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 281D STUDIO PRACT II CERAMICS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in ceramics. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department and successful completion of AR 121 and AR 122. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 281, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hour lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 281E STUDIO PRACT II SCULPTURE 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in sculpture. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department and successful completion of AR 221 and AR 222. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 281, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 281G STUDIO PRACT II JEWELRY 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in jewelry. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department and successful completion of AR 229. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 281, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 281GH STUDIO PRACT II JEWELRY-HONORS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Directed studies providing opportunities for additional experience in jewelry. Students further develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques of the subject while expanding their understanding of the field through the pursuance of additional studio experience. Individual and class criticisms of work with integrated references to art history and to traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Consent of department, completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and successful completion of AR 280G. Students are limited to three hours of credit in each studio area of AR 281, but course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.
AR 285 INDIVIDUAL ART WORKSHOP 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A directed open laboratory provides experience opportunities in a fine arts area. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand their understanding through additional study. Lectures and lab work integrate with art history and traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate specific fine arts areas: A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry, J-Crafts, K-Design, L-Art History, M-Photography. PREREQUISITE: Basic coursework in the area of study and consent of department. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AR 285A INDIVIDUAL ART WKSHP DRAWING 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A directed open laboratory provides experience opportunities in a fine arts area. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand their understanding through additional study. Lectures and lab work integrate with art history and traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate specific fine arts areas: A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry, J-Crafts, K-Design, L-Art History, M-Photography. PREREQUISITE: Basic coursework in the area of study and consent of department. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 285B INDIVIDUAL ART WKSHP PAINTING 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A directed open laboratory provides experience opportunities in a fine arts area. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand their understanding through additional study. Lectures and lab work integrate with art history and traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate specific fine arts areas: A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry, J-Crafts, K-Design, L-Art History, M-Photography. PREREQUISITE: Basic coursework in the area of study and consent of department. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AR 285C INDIVIDUAL ART WKSHP PRTMAKING 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A directed open laboratory provides experience opportunities in a fine arts area. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand their understanding through additional study. Lectures and lab work integrate with art history and traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate specific fine arts areas: A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry, J-Crafts, K-Design, L-Art History, M-Photography. PREREQUISITE: Basic coursework in the area of study and consent of department. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AR 285D INDIVIDUAL ART WKSHP CERAMICS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A directed open laboratory provides experience opportunities in a fine arts area. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand their understanding through additional study. Lectures and lab work integrate with art history and traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate specific fine arts areas: A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry, J-Crafts, K-Design, L-Art History, M-Photography. PREREQUISITE: Basic coursework in the area of study and consent of department. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AR 285E INDIVIDUAL ART WKSHP SCULPTURE 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A directed open laboratory provides experience opportunities in a fine arts area. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand their understanding through additional study. Lectures and lab work integrate with art history and traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate specific fine arts areas: A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry, J-Crafts, K-Design, L-Art History, M-Photography. PREREQUISITE: Basic coursework in the area of study and consent of department. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 285G INDIVIDUAL ART WKSHP JEWELRY 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A directed open laboratory provides experience opportunities in a fine arts area. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand their understanding through additional study. Lectures and lab work integrate with art history and traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate specific fine arts areas: A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry, J-Crafts, K-Design, L-Art History, M-Photography. PREREQUISITE: Basic coursework in the area of study and consent of department. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AR 285GH INDIV ART WKSHP JEWELRY-HONORS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A directed open laboratory provides experience opportunities in a fine arts area. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand their understanding through additional study. Lectures and lab work integrate with art history and traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate specific fine arts areas: A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry, J-Crafts, K-Design, L-Art History. PREREQUISITES: Basic course work in the area of study, consent of department, completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AR 285HC INDIVIDUAL ART WORKSHOP-HONORS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A directed open laboratory provides experience opportunities in a fine arts area. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand their understanding through additional study. Lectures and lab work integrate with art history and traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate specific fine arts areas: A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry, J-Crafts, K-Design, L-Art History, M-Photography. PREREQUISITES: Basic course work in the area of study, consent of department, completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AR 285HM INDIVIDUAL ART WORKSHOP-HONORS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A directed open laboratory provides experience opportunities in a fine arts area. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand their understanding through additional study. Lectures and lab work integrate with art history and traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate specific fine arts areas: A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry, J-Crafts, K-Design, L-Art History, M-Photography. PREREQUISITES: Basic course work in the area of study, consent of department, completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 285J INDIVIDUAL ART WKSHP CRAFTS 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A directed open laboratory provides experience opportunities in a fine arts area. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand their understanding through additional study. Lectures and lab work integrate with art history and traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate specific fine arts areas: A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry, J-Crafts, K-Design, L-Art History, M-Photography. PREREQUISITE: Basic coursework in the area of study and consent of department. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AR 285K INDIVIDUAL ART WKSHP DESIGN 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A directed open laboratory provides experience opportunities in a fine arts area. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand their understanding through additional study. Lectures and lab work integrate with art history and traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate specific fine arts areas: A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry, J-Crafts, K-Design, L-Art History, M-Photography. PREREQUISITE: Basic coursework in the area of study and consent of department. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AR 285L INDIV ART WKSHP ART HISTORY 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A directed open laboratory provides experience opportunities in a fine arts area. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand their understanding through additional study. Lectures and lab work integrate with art history and traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate specific fine arts areas: A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry, J-Crafts, K-Design, L-Art History, M-Photography. PREREQUISITE: Basic coursework in the area of study and consent of department. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AR 285M INDIV ART WKSHP PHOTOGRAPHY 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    A directed open laboratory provides experience opportunities in a fine arts area. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and expand their understanding through additional study. Lectures and lab work integrate with art history and traditional and contemporary concepts of aesthetics. The following letters are added after the course number to indicate specific fine arts areas: A-Drawing, B-Painting, C-Printmaking, D-Ceramics, E-Sculpture, F-Weaving, G-Jewelry, J-Crafts, K-Design, L-Art History, M-Photography. PREREQUISITE: Basic coursework in the area of study and consent of department. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AR 295 ART INTERNSHIP 3 semester hours AR-Art
Course Description:    Students work for College credit in a museum or other professional arts organization or venue. Students may propose an internship for one of the limited number available in the arts each year. Typically, the internships are awarded during the last year of study at Montgomery College. PREREQUISITES: Open to art majors who have completed 15 arts-related credits. A 3.2 GPA and consent of departmental arts internship coordinator and the Arts Institute internship coordinator are required. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits with consent of department. Fifteen hours each week per semester.
AS 101 INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY 4 semester hours AS-Astronomy
Course Description:    A basic introduction to astronomy that emphasizes appreciation of the earth's relationship to the universe. The basic laws of physics as they apply to astronomy are covered along with telescopes and data collection and analysis techniques utilized by astronomers. Also covered are the evolution of stars, the solar system, galaxies, and the origin and evolution of the universe. Laboratory sessions, both computer-based and other, give practical applications to material covered in lectures. Two nighttime observing sessions are also included. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Assessment level: EN 101/101A. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory, one hour discussion each week.
AS 101D INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY No Credit AS-Astronomy
Course Description:    Discussion component of AS 101.
AS 101DH INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY-HONORS No Credit AS-Astronomy
Course Description:    Discussion component of AS 101HC or AS 101HM.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AS 101HC INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY-HONORS 4 semester hours AS-Astronomy
Course Description:    A basic introduction to astronomy that emphasizes appreciation of the earth's relationship to the universe. The basic laws of physics as they apply to astronomy are covered along with telescopes and data collection and analysis techniques utilized by astronomers. Also covered are the evolution of stars, the solar system, galaxies, and the origin and evolution of the universe. Laboratory sessions, both computer-based and other, give practical applications to material covered in lectures. Two nighttime observing sessions are also included. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, a grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory, one hour discussion each week.
AS 101HM INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY-HONORS 4 semester hours AS-Astronomy
Course Description:    A basic introduction to astronomy that emphasizes appreciation of the earth's relationship to the universe. The basic laws of physics as they apply to astronomy are covered along with telescopes and data collection and analysis techniques utilized by astronomers. Also covered are the evolution of stars, the solar system, galaxies, and the origin and evolution of the universe. Laboratory sessions, both computer-based and other, give practical applications to material covered in lectures. Two nighttime observing sessions are also included. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, a grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory, one hour discussion each week.
AS 101L INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY No Credit AS-Astronomy
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AS 101.
AS 101LH INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY-HONORS No Credit AS-Astronomy
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AS 101HC or AS 101HM.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AS 102 INTRO TO MODERN ASTRONOMY 4 semester hours AS-Astronomy
Course Description:    A basic course elaborating on topics briefly covered in AS 101 including black holes, pulsars, planetary structure, galactic structure, radio and x-ray astronomy. A major portion of the course is devoted to observing and observational techniques. Laboratory sessions cover such topics as the use of computer-controlled telescopes for visual and electronic observation, planning observations, CCD imaging and image processing techniques. Numerous nighttime observing sessions will be conducted. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: AS 101 or consent of course instructor. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
AS 102L INTRO TO MODERN ASTRONOMY No Credit AS-Astronomy
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AS 102.
AT 099 BASIC AUTO MAINTENANCE 2 semester hours AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Designed to provide the car owner with basic information on maintenance service that can be performed at home. Introduces basic theory of the automobile. Includes simple troubleshooting techniques, the theory of preventative maintenance. Selection and safe usage of automotive tools. This course is not recommended for automotive degree and certificate students. (R only) One hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
AT 099L BASIC AUTO MAINTENANCE No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AT 099.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AT 101 INTRO TO AUTOMOTIVE TECH 3 semester hours AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    An introduction to the operating systems of the modern automobile. Explores current changes in the industry along with career opportunities. Covers identification and the safe use of hand, pneumatic, and electrical tools used in automotive service. Explains the basic operating procedures of shop equipment. Presents Occupational Safety and Health Act standards pertaining to the automotive field for greater individual and environmental safety. (R only) (CE) Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
AT 101L INTRO TO AUTOMOTIVE TECH No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AT 101.
AT 111 ENGINE REPAIR 4 semester hours AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Preparation for ASE A-1 Engine Repair technician certification exam. Course details the purpose, parts, and operation of the gasoline internal combustion engine. Class concentrates on engine rebuilding including mechanical assessment, removal, disassembly and cleaning, inspection, reconditioning and repair, assembly, installation and break-in. All upper and lower end services are discussed. Laboratory exercises guide the student through their engine rebuild project. It is strongly recommended the student supply a personally owned engine for the class, but not required. (R only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in AT 101. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AT 111L ENGINE REPAIR No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AT 111.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AT 140 SUSPENSION AND STEERING 5 semester hours AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Preparation for ASE A-4 Suspension and Steering technician certification exam. Discusses purpose, parts, operation, and failure diagnosis of automotive suspension and steering systems. Topics include inspection, service, repair and replacement of suspension system links, control arms, ball joints, bushings, shocks, struts and springs. Steering columns, linkages, gearboxes, rack and pinion assemblies, pumps, lines and hoses are covered. Two- and four-wheel alignment is included. Laboratory exercises emphasize current service and diagnostic procedures. (R only) (CE) PRE- or COREQUISITE: AT 101. Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AT 140L SUSPENSION AND STEERING No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AT 140.
AT 150 BRAKES 5 semester hours AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Preparation for ASE A-5 Brakes technician certification exam. Discusses purpose, parts, operation, and failure diagnosis of automotive disc and drum brake systems. Topics include inspection, repair and replacement of master cylinders, power boosters, hydraulic lines and hoses, control valves, friction linings, calipers and wheel cylinders, cables, brackets and hardware. ABS operation and diagnosis is included. Laboratory exercises emphasize current service and diagnostic procedures. (R only) (CE) PRE- or COREQUISITE: AT 101. Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AT 150L BRAKES No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AT 150.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AT 161 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITY I 4 semester hours AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Discusses basic electrical concepts applicable to automotive components, circuits and systems. Common failures, diagnostic techniques and repair procedures are covered. Selection, use, and maintenance of specialized service tools are emphasized. Use of printed and electronic wiring diagrams and service information to diagnose and repair faults is included. Laboratory exercises emphasize on-vehicle application of theory, tools and technique. (R only) (CE) Assessment level: RD 099/103. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory, one hour discussion each week.
AT 161D AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITY I No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Discussion component of AT 161.
AT 161L AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITY I No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AT 161.
AT 162 BATTERY/STARTING/CHARGING 3 semester hours AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Discusses purpose, parts, operation, and failure diagnosis of automotive batteries, cranking systems and charging systems. Cruise control, remote keyless entry, theft deterrent and remote start systems are also covered. Laboratory exercises emphasize on-vehicle use of common and specialized electrical service tools. May be taken with AT 163 Chassis Circuits. (R only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in AT 161. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AT 162L BATTERY/STARTING/CHARGING No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AT 162.
AT 163 CHASSIS CIRCUITS 4 semester hours AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Discusses purpose, parts, operation, and failure diagnosis of interior/exterior lighting systems; gauge, warning and driver information systems; horn, wiper/washer and heated glass circuits; motor-driven accessory circuits and supplementary restraint systems. Laboratory exercises emphasize the use of common electrical service tools on-vehicle to diagnose failures. May be taken with AT 162 Battery/Starting/Charging. (R only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in AT 161. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory, one hour discussion each week.
AT 163D CHASSIS CIRCUITS No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Discussion component of AT 163.
AT 163L CHASSIS CIRCUITS No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AT 163.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AT 180 BASIC ENGINE PERFORMANCE 4 semester hours AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Concentrates on engine mechanical evaluation and electronic engine control. First half of the class discusses fluid leaks, engine noises, engine vibration and exhaust smoke. Lubrication, induction and cooling system assessment is also included. Second half of the class discusses PCM's, scanners, DTC's, and open-versus closed-loop mode. Sensor types, operation, diagnosis and replacement is covered. Laboratory exercises emphasize current service and diagnostic procedures. (R only) (CE) PRE- or COREQUISITES: AT 101 and AT 161. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory, one hour discussion each week.
AT 180D BASIC ENGINE PERFORMANCE No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Discussion component of AT 180.
AT 180L BASIC ENGINE PERFORMANCE No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AT 180.
AT 200 AUTO TECH PRACTICUM 1 semester hour AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    A cooperative effort with the automotive industry. Program is jointly developed to assure the student's participation is consistent with chosen academic plan and the employer's facilities and interests. The practicum enables the student to apply learned material in an automotive industrial environment. Periodic meetings monitor work progress and skills development. (R only) PREREQUISITES: 10 credits or more in AT classes and consent of department. Minimum of 75 hours of work experience.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AT 220 AUTOMATIC TRANS/TRANSAXLES 5 semester hours AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Preparation for ASE A-2 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle technician certification exam. Discusses purpose, parts, operation, failure diagnosis and overhaul of automatic transmissions and transaxles. Laboratory exercises emphasize current service and diagnostic procedures. (R only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: A grade of C or better in AT 101, AT 161, and AT 180. Two hours lecture, six hours laboratory each week.
AT 220L AUTOMATIC TRANS/TRANSAXLES No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AT 220.
AT 230 MANUAL DRIVE TRAIN AND AXLES 5 semester hours AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Preparation for ASE A-3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification exam. Discusses purpose, parts, operation, failure diagnosis, and overhaul of manual transmissions, transaxles, clutch assemblies, differentials and transfer cases, shafts and joints. Laboratory exercises emphasize current service and diagnostic procedures. (R only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in AT 101. Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
AT 230L MANUAL DRIVE TRAIN AND AXLES No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AT 230.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AT 270 AUTOMOTIVE HVAC 4 semester hours AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Preparation for ASE A-7 Heating and Air Conditioning technician exam and EPA 609 Refrigerant Handlers license. Discusses purpose, parts, operation and failure diagnosis of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Manual, semi-automatic and automatic systems are covered. Safe and proper use of refrigerant recovery/recycling/recharging machines is emphasized during the service of systems. Laboratory exercises concentrate on current service and diagnostic procedures. (R only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in AT 161. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory, one hour discussion each week.
AT 270D AUTOMOTIVE HVAC No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Discussion component of AT 270.
AT 270L AUTOMOTIVE HVAC No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AT 270.
AT 282 ENGINE PERFORMANCE II 4 semester hours AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    An advanced course covering fuel delivery and ignition systems. Course discusses inspection, testing, service and repair of induction, fuel supply, and exhaust systems. Fuel pumps, pressure regulators, gauges, sending units, tanks, lines and hoses are included. Fuel injector design, operation, testing and replacement is covered. Distributor and Electronic Ignition systems are discussed. Laboratory exercises emphasize current service and diagnostic procedures. May be taken with AT 283. (R only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in AT 180. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory, one hour discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AT 282D ENGINE PERFORMANCE II No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Discussion component of AT 282.
AT 282L ENGINE PERFORMANCE II No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AT 282.
AT 283 ENGINE PERFORMANCE III 4 semester hours AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    An advanced course focusing on emission controls and driveability. Class discusses current OBD formats in detail including interpretation of DTC's freeze-frame data, serial data and readiness monitors. Exhaust gas analysis is covered. Laboratory exercises emphasize current service and diagnostic procedures. May be taken with AT 282. (R only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in AT 180. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory, one hour discussion each week.
AT 283D ENGINE PERFORMANCE III No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Discussion component of AT 283.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
AT 283L ENGINE PERFORMANCE III No Credit AT-Automotive Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of AT 283.
BA 101 INTRO TO BUSINESS 3 semester hours BA-Business Administration
Course Description:    An introductory course designed to survey the field of business and its environment in order to give the student a broad overview of the principles, practices, institutions, and functions of business. (CE: G and R) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
BA 101HC INTRO TO BUSINESS-HONORS 3 semester hours BA-Business Administration
Course Description:    An introductory course designed to survey the field of business and its environment in order to give the student a broad overview of the principles, practices, institutions, and functions of business. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Assessment level: MA 100/101/103. Three hours each week.
BA 210 STAT FOR BUSINESS & ECONOMICS 3 semester hours BA-Business Administration
Course Description:    An introductory course in the business and economic application of descriptive and inferential statistics. The meaning and role of statistics in business and economics, frequency distributions, graphical presentations, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, inferences pertaining to means and proportions, and regression and correlation, time series analysis, and decision theory will be discussed. (CE: R) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 097, MA 099; appropriate score on mathematics assessment test, or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BA 210HC STAT FOR BUS & ECON-HONORS 3 semester hours BA-Business Administration
Course Description:    An introductory course in the business and economic application of descriptive and inferential statistics. The meaning and role of statistics in business and economics, frequency distributions, graphical presentations, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, inferences pertaining to means and proportions, and regression and correlation, time series analysis, and decision theory will be discussed. PREREQUISITE: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, a grade of C or better in MA 097, MA 099; appropriate score on mathematics assessment test, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
BA 210HM STAT FOR BUS & ECON-HONORS 3 semester hours BA-Business Administration
Course Description:    An introductory course in the business and economic application of descriptive and inferential statistics. The meaning and role of statistics in business and economics, frequency distributions, graphical presentations, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, inferences pertaining to means and proportions, and regression and correlation, time series analysis, and decision theory will be discussed. PREREQUISITE: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, a grade of C or better in MA 097, MA 099; appropriate score on mathematics assessment test, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
BA 211 PERSONAL FINANCE 3 semester hours BA-Business Administration
Course Description:    An introduction to some proven techniques of financial management for the individual. Emphasis on the development of a program of financial management, including budgeting, consumer credit, consumer spending, insurance, investments in real estate, securities, commodities, income tax planning, retirement planning, and other financial problems of the individual. Assessment level: RD 099/103. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
BI 101 GENERAL BIOLOGY 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Designed to satisfy the General Education science requirement, this course introduces the basic principles governing living organisms with emphasis on the molecular and cellular basis of life. Concepts in genetics, reproduction, development, evolution, and ecology are discussed. Not recommended to those students with credit in BI 107 or BI 111. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Eligibility for EN 101 or EN 101A; completion of RD 103 or appropriate assessment test score. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 101HM GENERAL BIOLOGY-HONORS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Designed to satisfy the General Education science requirement, this course introduces the basic principles governing living organisms with emphasis on the molecular and cellular basis of life. Concepts in genetics, reproduction, development, evolution, and ecology are discussed. Not recommended to those students with credit in BI 107 or BI 111. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and a grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BI 101L GENERAL BIOLOGY No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 101.
BI 101LH GENERAL BIOLOGY-LAB-HONORS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 101HM.
BI 104 UNDERSTANDING VIRUSES 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Designed for non-science majors, this is an introduction to the foundation of modern virology from smallpox to AIDS. The approach will be both historical and experimental, emphasizing the discovery of viruses as a biological form, the role of viruses in disease, and the impact of viruses in the development of modern cell and molecular biology. Various aspects of AIDS as a viral disease will be explored. (NSND) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 105A ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course is designed for non-science majors and emphasizes environmental problems facing society. Topics include ecological principles, human population dynamics, energy sources, land and soil use, air pollution, water pollution, and endangered species. This course satisfies the General Education three-credit natural sciences distribution requirement. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, BI 105A and BI 105B must be taken concurrently. (NSND) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
BI 105AH ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY-HONORS 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course is designed for non-science majors and emphasizes environmental problems facing society. Topics include ecological principles, human population dynamics, energy sources, land and soil use, air pollution, water pollution, and endangered species. This course satisfies the General Education three-credit natural sciences distribution requirement. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, BI 105AH and BI 105BH must be taken concurrently. (NSND) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, a grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
BI 105B ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY LAB 1 semester hour BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    A combination of laboratory investigations and field trips is used to introduce students to the scientific method and experimental design, demonstrate basic ecological principles, and familiarize students with local resources. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. COREQUISITE: BI 105A. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, BI 105A and BI 105B must be taken concurrently. Course may be repeated without the corequisite with consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours laboratory each week.
BI 105BH ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY LAB-HON 1 semester hour BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    A combination of laboratory investigations and field trips is used to introduce students to the scientific method and experimental design, demonstrate basic ecological principles, and familiarize students with local resources. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, a grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. COREQUISITE: BI 105AH To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, BI 105AH and BI 105BH must be taken concurrently. Course may be repeated without the corequisite with consent of department. Three hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 106 MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course focuses on the marine environment, scientific and public concerns, the ocean and its effect on the Earth's weather, oceanic characteristics and diversity of life forms, the effect on human and cultural development, pollutants, and the potential exploitation of marine resources. (NSND) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
BI 107 PRIN OF BIOLOGY I 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course, first in a two-semester sequence intended for natural science majors, covers the molecular and cellular basis of life, enzymes, photosynthesis, cell respiration, genetics, reproduction, and development. (NSLD) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120 or higher. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BI 107HM PRIN OF BIOLOGY I-HONORS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course, first in a two-semester sequence intended for natural science majors, covers the molecular and cellular basis of life, enzymes, photosynthesis, cell respiration, genetics, reproduction, and development. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Assessment level: MA 097/099. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BI 107L PRIN OF BIOLOGY I No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 107.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 107LH PRIN OF BIOLOGY I-HONORS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 107HM.
BI 108 PRIN OF BIOLOGY II 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course, the second in a two-semester sequence intended for natural science majors, examines the basis of life at the level of the organism, evolution, taxonomy, kingdoms of life, ecology, and behavior. (NSLD) Assessment Levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120 or higher. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BI 108HM PRIN OF BIOLOGY II-HONORS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course, the second in a two-semester sequence intended for natural science majors, examines the basis of life at the level of the organism, evolution, taxonomy, kingdoms of life, ecology, and behavior. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits. a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in En 101 or EN 101A. Assessment level: MA 097/099. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BI 108L PRIN OF BIOLOGY II No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 108.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 108LH PRIN OF BIOLOGY II-HONORS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 108HM.
BI 109 NAT SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary of natural and economic importance surrounded by one of the most densely populated regions of the United States. Basic principles of natural science will be learned using the Chesapeake watershed as a model. A historical perspective of the bay will be presented and contrasted with the current condition of the estuary. Students will research, discuss, and present issues influencing the Chesapeake Bay. One field trip required. (NSND) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
BI 130A THE HUMAN BODY 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course is designed for non-biology majors. Introduces the student to the structure and function of human body systems. Topics include basic chemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, organ systems (e.g. digestive, circulatory, reproductive systems), and associated common disease and illnesses. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement BI 130A and BI 130B must be taken concurrently. (NSND) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
BI 130B THE HUMAN BODY LABORATORY 1 semester hour BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course is designed for non-biology majors. Laboratory work that illustrates and reinforces the concepts discussed in BI 130A. To satisfy the natural sciences laboratory distribution requirement, BI 130A and BI 130B must be taken concurrently. Course may be repeated without the corequisite with consent of department. (NSLD) COREQUISITE: BI 130A. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097-099, RD 120. Three hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 203 MICROBIOLOGY 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Provides an overview of microorganisms, emphasizing bacteria including the structure, metabolic activities, genetics, and mechanisms of control of microorganisms as well as the relationships of microorganisms to humans, the environment, disease, and immunity. Laboratory sessions include basic techniques of culturing and identifying microorganisms as well as observations of their activities. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in BI 107. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BI 203HM MICROBIOLOGY-HONORS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Provides an overview of microorganisms, emphasizing bacteria including the structure, metabolic activities, genetics, and mechanisms of control of microorganisms as well as the relationships of microorganisms to humans, the environment, disease, and immunity. Laboratory sessions include basic techniques of culturing and identifying microorganisms as well as observations of their activities. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A and a grade of C or better in BI 107. Two hours lecture four hours laboratory each week.
BI 203L MICROBIOLOGY No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 203.
BI 203LH MICROBIOLOGY-HONORS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 203HM.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 204 HUMAN ANAT & PHYS I 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Detailed study of the structure and function of the body, including tissues, skin, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, and sense organs. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in BI 107. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BI 204HM HUMAN ANAT & PHYS I-HONORS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Detailed study of the structure and function of the body, including tissues, skin, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, and sense organs. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and a grade of C or better in BI 107. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BI 204L HUMAN ANAT & PHYS I No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 204.
BI 204LH HUMAN ANAT & PHYS I-HONORS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 204HM.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 205 HUMAN ANAT & PHYS II 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Provides in-depth study of the structure and function of the body, including digestion and metabolism, the respiratory system, the circulatory system and immunity, the excretory system and body fluids, the reproductive system, human development, and the endocrine system. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in BI 204. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BI 205HM HUMAN ANAT & PHYS II-HONORS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Provides in-depth study of the structure and function of the body, including digestion and metabolism, the respiratory system, the circulatory system and immunity, the excretory system and body fluids, the reproductive system, human development, and the endocrine system. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and a grade of C or better in BI 204. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BI 205L HUMAN ANAT & PHYS II No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 205.
BI 205LH HUMAN ANAT & PHYS II-HONORS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 205HM.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 206 INTRO BIOL HUMAN REPRODUCTION 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    This course introduces anatomical, hormonal, and neurological aspects of human reproductive biology. Topics include basic male/female anatomy, reproductive endocrinology, sexual differentiation, fertilization and early fetal development, pregnancy, labor and birth, and factors influencing fertility. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
BI 207 ECOLOGY 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Study of the relationships of organisms to their environment, with emphasis on classic studies and on recent advances in the field. Topics include evolutionary ecology, population growth and regulation, interspecific relationships (e.g., competition, predation), behavioral ecology, community ecology, systems ecology (e.g., energy flow, biogeochemical cycles), and ecological effects of human activities. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: Four hours of biological science, or consent of department. Assessment level: MA 110 or higher. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BI 207L ECOLOGY No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 207.
BI 209 GENERAL GENETICS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Introduces major concepts in genetics at the cellular, molecular, and population levels; it also reviews and expands classical Mendelian principles, the molecular nature of the gene, gene action, gene regulation, and gene frequencies in populations. Examples, drawn from prokaryotes and eukaryotes, emphasize recent advances in health, medicine, and biotechnology. PREREQUISITES: A grade of C or better in BI 107, MA 110 or higher. Four hours of chemistry recommended but not required. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 209HM GENERAL GENETICS-HONORS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Introduces major concepts in genetics at the cellular, molecular, and population levels; it also reviews and expands classical Mendelian principles, the molecular nature of the gene, gene action, gene regulation, and gene frequencies in populations. Examples, drawn from prokaryotes and eukaryotes, emphasize recent advances in health, medicine, and biotechnology. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, a grade of C or better in BI 107, MA 110 or higher. Four hours of chemistry recommended but not required. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BI 209L GENERAL GENETICS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 209.
BI 209LH GENERAL GENETICS-LAB-HONORS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 209HM.
BI 213 NUTRITION 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    A course in basic nutritional requirements and considerations of the abnormalities caused by excesses or deficiencies of these requirements. Dietary habits and needs of various age groups and conditions will be studied. PREREQUISITES: One college-level biology course and one college-level chemistry course. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 218 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 3 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Presents the underlying concepts and biological basis for common pathological disorders of all body systems. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: A grade of C or better in BI 204. PRE- or COREQUISITE: BI 205. Three hours each week.
BI 222 PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    An introduction to the underlying principles, theories, technology and vocabulary that constitute the discipline of genetics. Concentrating on the molecular aspect of classical and extended genetics, course topics include: molecular organization of genetic information in viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes; the molecular basis of phenotypic variation; and the molecular aspects of gene action, expression, and regulation. Collectively, this course provides a framework for understanding how genetics is used as a tool for investigation of issues related to human health, medicines, and in biotechnology. PREREQUISITES: A grade of C or better in BI 107, MA 110 or higher, or consent of department. Students may not receive credit for both BI 222 and BI 209. Three hours lecture, two hours of discussion/recitation each week.
BI 222D PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Discussion component of BI 222.
BI 230 MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY 4 semester hours BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    A detailed study of the molecular structure and function of the eukaryotic cell including cell ultrastructure, molecular genetic mechanisms and techniques, structure of chromosomes and genes and transcriptional as well as posttranscriptional, control of gene expression, structure of biomembranes and movement of molecules into and through cellular membranes; cell signaling mechanisms; cytoskeletal systems and cellular movement; interactions; division; lineage and death of cells; molecular cell biology of development, of nerve cells, of immunology, and of cancer. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in BI 107. Four hours of chemistry recommended but not required. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BI 230L MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY No Credit BI-Biological Sciences
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BI 230.
BT 101 INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY 2 semester hours BT-Biotechnology
Course Description:    Designed to introduce the student to the concepts of biotechnology as they relate to working in the biotechnology industry. Included are overviews of product development, GLP and cGMP, employer expectations, basic laboratory math and statistics, buffer preparation, handling of equipment and reagents (e.g., enzymes), introduction to experimental design, safety considerations, ethics at the workplace, and introduction to relevant biotech databases available on the Web. Two hours each week.
BT 115 INSTRMTION FOR THE BIOTECH LAB 3 semester hours BT-Biotechnology
Course Description:    A survey of the theory and practice of laboratory instrumentation with emphasis on biotechnology applications. Principles of measurement and calibration using electronic balances, volumetric apparatus, and pH meters will be presented in the context of a GLP/cGMP environment. Quantitative analysis using UV-Vis spectrophotometry and fluorometric measurements will be described. Separation of biomolecules by chromatographic and electrophoretic methods will be presented. Laboratory robotics will be briefly introduced. (G only) PREREQUISITE: CH 101 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BT 115L INSTRMTION FOR THE BIOTECH LAB No Credit BT-Biotechnology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BT 115.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BT 117 CELL CULTURE & CELL FUNCTION 3 semester hours BT-Biotechnology
Course Description:    An introduction to fundamental methods used to grow animal cells in culture and associated principles of cell structure and function. Topics in this course include aseptic technique, preparation and use of various culture media, cell counting and dilution, maintenance and propagation of cell lines, origin and uses of various cell lines, contamination, cell staining techniques, and quality control. A survey of metabolism, cell structure and function, growth factors and signal transduction. (G only) PREREQUISITES: BI 107; CH 101 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BT 117L CELL CULTURE & CELL FUNCTION No Credit BT-Biotechnology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BT 117.
BT 200 PROTEIN BIOTECHNOLOGY 4 semester hours BT-Biotechnology
Course Description:    This course provides an introduction to protein structure and function. Topics include primary, secondary, tertiary, and quarternary structure. Peptide and protein synthesis and translation systems for protein production are considered along with preservation of structure/function. Functional assays for proteins including basic principles of enzymology, enzyme kinetics, and binding assays are discussed. Strategies and methods of protein purification are considered with emphasis on chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques. Principles of proteomics including peptide mapping and sequencing. Diagnostic, therapeutic, and industrial applications of protein products are discussed. (G only) PREREQUISITES: BI 107; CH 120 or consent of department. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BT 200L PROTEIN BIOTECHNOLOGY No Credit BT-Biotechnology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BT 200.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BT 204 BASIC IMMUNOLOGY AND METHODS 4 semester hours BT-Biotechnology
Course Description:    A brief survey of the components of the immune system and how they interact. B and T cell development, activation and culture, the role of cytokines, their production and purification, signal transduction processes in B-cell activation, the role of MHC complexes, immunoglobulin synthesis and origins of diversity, antigen-antibody interactions, practical aspects of raising and purifying polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies, handling and labeling of antibodies, applications of antibodies including Western blotting, ELISA, and immunohistochemistry. (G only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: BT 117; BT 200 or consent of department. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BT 204L BASIC IMMUNOLOGY AND METHODS No Credit BT-Biotechnology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BT 204.
BT 213 NUCLEIC ACID METHODS 4 semester hours BT-Biotechnology
Course Description:    An introduction to current methods and theory of basic molecular techniques used in the study of nucleic acids. Lecture topics include structure of DNA and RNA, DNA isolation and sequencing, an introduction to genomics and bioinformatics, probe design and hybridization, DNA replication, PCR, microarrays, RNA isolation, regulation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene expression, enzymes used in molecular biology, principles of cloning including the use of vectors for sequencing and expression. (G only) PREREQUISITES: BI 203 and CH 120; BT 200 or consent of department. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BT 213L NUCLEIC ACID METHODS No Credit BT-Biotechnology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BT 213.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BT 235 PRINCIPLES OF BIOMANUFACTURING 4 semester hours BT-Biotechnology
Course Description:    An introduction to the process of producing a biological product using a cell line. The course will be organized as a production campaign in a simulated cGMP environment. Students will complete a batch record as they produce a biological product. Emphasis will be on upstream and downstream processes. Hands-on laboratory work will involve the preparation and qualification of growth media and chromatography buffers, the use of bioreactors and FPLC protein purification systems. The role of QA/QC will be discussed. (G only) PREREQUISITE: BT 117; BT 200 or consent of department. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
BT 235L PRINCIPLES OF BIOMANUFACTURING No Credit BT-Biotechnology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BT 235.
BU 130 INTRO TO THE BUILDING TRADES 3 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An introduction to the construction process and the professional building trades. Topics include building process, materials, building systems and components, professional trades' roles and responsibilities, career opportunities, and construction industry issues. (R only) (CE) Three hours each week.
BU 131 BUILDING TRADES BLUEPRINT READ 3 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An introduction to reading, interpreting, and applying construction drawings in the residential and light commercial building trades. Topics include drawing types, symbols and terminology, scale and dimensioning, floor plans, elevation, and mechanical and detail plans. (R only) (CE) Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BU 132 CONSTRUCTION SAFETY 2 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An introduction to safety issues and standards as they relate to the construction trades. Topics include OSHA/MOSH standards and requirements, personal protection, hazardous conditions, tools and equipment, electrical safety, first aid, and workers' rights and responsibilities. (R only) (CE) Two hours each week.
BU 140 FUNDAMENTALS OF CARPENTRY 4 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An introduction to framing and the carpentry trade. Topics include material selection and estimating; basic calculations; tools; print reading; layout; and floor, wall, and ceiling framing. (R only) (CE) Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BU 140L FUNDAMENTALS OF CARPENTRY No Credit BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BU 140.
BU 144 FUNDAMENTALS ELECTRICAL WIRING 4 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An introduction to electrical wiring and the electric trade. Topics include material identification and selection, tools, electrical theory, switch and receptacle wiring, electrical plans reading, and electrical safety. (R only) (CE) Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BU 144L FUNDAMENTALS ELECTRICAL WIRING No Credit BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BU 144.
BU 146 FUNDAMENTALS OF PLUMBING 4 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An introduction to plumbing and the plumbing trade. Topics include material identification and selection, tools, water supply and waste systems, pipes and fittings, fixtures, plumbing plans reading, and water heaters. (R only) (CE) Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BU 146L FUNDAMENTALS OF PLUMBING No Credit BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BU 146.
BU 170 FUNDAMENTALS OF REFRIGERATION 4 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An introduction to the theory, principles, and applications of heat transfer as applied to refrigeration processes and the compression refrigeration cycle. Topics include refrigerants, system performance, tools, tubing and fittings, soldering and brazing, and system charging and evacuation. (R only) (CE) Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BU 170L FUNDAMENTALS OF REFRIGERATION No Credit BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BU 170
BU 172 HVAC ELECTRICITY 4 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An introduction to the theory and applications of electricity as applied to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Topics include Ohm's Law, schematics, control and line voltage circuits, meters, motors, and troubleshooting. (R only) (CE) Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
BU 172L HVAC ELECTRICITY No Credit BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BU 172.
BU 174 HVAC TECHNICIAN DEVELOPMENT 2 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An overview of the HVAC technician's professional development responsibilities and opportunities. Refrigerant transition and recovery certification training will be provided. Topics include career opportunities, customer relations, safety, and environmental issues. (R only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: BU 170. Two hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BU 182 RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY 3 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An introduction to the theory, principles, and applications of renewable and sustainable energy technologies. Topics include solar thermal and solar photovoltaic systems, hydropower, wind generators, geothermal, bio-fuels, fuel cells, and climate change and fossil fuels. (R only) Three hours each week.
BU 184 SOLAR PV DESIGN & INSTALLATION 3 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An overview of the fundamentals necessary to design and install a solar photovoltaic electrical system. Topics include grid-tied and battery systems, sizing, mounting, equipment, permitting, code requirements, and financial and environmental incentives. Successful completion of this course allows students to take the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam. (R only) Three hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week.
BU 184L SOLAR PV DESIGN & INSTALLATION No Credit BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BU 184.
BU 185 WIND GENERATOR SYSTEMS 2 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An introduction to wind energy electrical systems. Topics include wind assessment, small wind system siting and selection, towers, permitting, code requirements, and financial and environmental incentives. Utility scale wind energy will also be explored. (R only) Two hours lecture, one-half hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BU 185L WIND GENERATOR SYSTEMS No Credit BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BU 185.
BU 186 SOLAR THERMAL DESIGN & INSTALL 3 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An overview of the fundamentals necessary to design and install a solar thermal hot water and heating system. Topics include residential solar thermal systems, sizing, mounting, equipment, permitting, code requirements, and financial and environmental incentives. (R only) Three hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week.
BU 186L SOLAR THERMAL DESIGN & INSTALL No Credit BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BU 186.
BU 200 SPECIAL TOPICS BUILDING TRADES 1-3 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    This course focuses on selected topics in building trades technology, presented as a result of technological change or new research emphasis or community or student interest. Topics may extend or specify any of the regular building trades technology course offerings. New topics appear each semester in the class schedule. PREREQUISITE: Depends on topic.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BU 230 BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS 3 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An examination of building codes and standards applied to residential buildings. the International Residential Code (IRC) will be emphasized, and local area amendments will be addressed. Topics include planning and permitting, foundations, floors, walls, roofs, energy efficiency, chimneys, and fireplaces. (R only) PREREQUISITES: BU 130 and BU 131, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
BU 240 ADV FRAMING & EXTERIOR FINISH 4 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    A continuation of BU 140, emphasizing framing and exterior finishing of residential buildings. Topics include rafter layout and roof framing, stair calculations and installation, steel framing, exterior door and window installation, and roofing and siding materials and installation. (R only) PREREQUISITE: BU 140. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BU 240L ADV FRAMING & EXTERIOR FINISH No Credit BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BU 240.
BU 241 REMODELING AND INTERIOR FINISH 4 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    A continuation of BU 140, emphasizing remodeling and interior finishing of residential buildings. Topics include insulation, drywall installation and finishing, painting and wall coverings, cabinetry and countertops, trim and casing installation, floor finishing, tile, and remodeling techniques. (R only) PREREQUISITE: BU 140. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BU 241L REMODELING AND INTERIOR FINISH No Credit BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BU 241.
BU 244 RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL WIRING 4 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    A continuation of BU 144, emphasizing electrical wiring of residential buildings. Topics include electrical theory, residential design and layout, electrical service calculation and installation, National Electrical Code, device wiring and installation, lighting, and swimming pool wiring. (R only) PREREQUISITE: BU 144. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
BU 244L RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL WIRING No Credit BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BU 244.
BU 245 COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL WIRING 4 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    A continuation of BU 144, emphasizing electrical wiring of commercial buildings. Topics include conduits and cables, branch circuits and feeders, fasteners, motors and transformers, services and panelboards, and commercial wiring codes and specifications. (R only) PREREQUISITE: BU 144. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BU 245L COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL WIRING No Credit BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory Component of BU 245.
BU 264 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE 3 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    An examination of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and its application in electrical construction. Topics include terminology, writing, specifications and methods, grounding and bonding, tables and calculations, overcurrent protection, services, branch circuits and feeders, raceways, cables, motors, and equipment. PREREQUISITE: BU 144 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
BU 271 HEATING SYSTEMS 4 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    A study of the operation, installation, servicing, and troubleshooting of gas, oil, and electric forced-air heating systems. Topics include installation and service procedures, tools, equipment, systems, fuels, and principles of combustion. (R only) PREREQUISITES: BU 170 and BU 172, or consent of department. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
BU 271L HEATING SYSTEMS No Credit BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BU 271.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BU 273 AIR CONDITIONING AND HEAT PUMP 4 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    A study of the operation, installation. servicing, and troubleshooting of cooling-only and heat pump systems. Topics include installation and service procedures, tools, equipment, systems, and subsystems, and cooling principles. (R only) PREREQUISITES: BU 170, BU 172, and BU 174, or consent of department. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
BU 273L AIR CONDITIONING AND HEAT PUMP No Credit BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of BU 273.
BU 275 RESIDENTIAL HVAC SYSTEM DESIGN 2 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Intended for advanced HVAC students, this course covers the design and selection of equipment for residential heating and cooling systems. Topics include equipment sizing and selection, duct sizing, air distribution, code requirements, and energy efficiency. (R only) PREREQUISITES: BU 271 and BU 273, or consent of department. Assessment level: MA 094. Two hours each week.
BU 277 INDUSTRY COMPETENCIES: RES GAS 1 semester hour BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    A study of the standards of basic competencies included in the Industry Competency Exam (ICE) for residential oil and gas heating. (R only) PREREQUISITE: BU 271. One hour each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
BU 278 INDUSTRY COMPETENCIES: AIR CON 1 semester hour BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    A study of the standards of basic competencies included in the Industry Competency Exam (ICE) for Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps. (R only) PREREQUISITE: BU 273. One hour each week.
BU 284 ADVANCED SOLAR PV DESIGN 2 semester hours BU-Building Trades Technology
Course Description:    Intended for advanced electrical students seeking to further their understanding of solar PV electrical systems. Topics include design calculations, NEC Article 690, micro- and central inverters, batteries and energy storage, wire sizing, electrical tables calculations, commercial PV systems, and more. (R only) PREREQUISITES: BU 184 and BU 244, or consent of department. Two hours each week.
CA 100 KEYBOARDING FUNDAMENTALS 1 semester hour CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Development of touch keyboarding skills. Covers the touch operation of alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys with emphasis on development of a basic, usable skill. No production of documents is included. This course is recommended for all students. One hour each week.
CA 106 COMPUTER USE AND MANAGEMENT 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    An introduction to computers, operating systems, and Internet basics. Topics include file and hard drive management, customizing the Windows environment, transferring data between applications, installing and running hardware and software, utilizing e-mail, and effectively finding, using, and downloading information, software, and research materials from the Internet. Assessment levels: EL 103/EN 002, RD 099/103. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CA 120 INTRO TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Introduces computer concepts and techniques applicable to various disciplines. This course covers the most widely used software packages while providing students hands-on experience with current computer applications. (CE) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Also, CA 106 or knowledge of Windows is strongly recommended. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
CA 125 INTRODUCTION TO FLASH 4 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    A survey of some of the predominant Web animation applications and technologies, such as Flash and ActionScript. This course begins with an overview of drawing and animation and concludes with an introduction to scripting for Web interactivity and game development. Other Web enhancement applications may be taught depending on changes in technology. PREREQUISITE: None, but previous computer experience strongly recommended. Assessment level: RD 120. Four hours each week.
CA 141 INTRO TO DATABASE APPL 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Covers the creation, design, and use of databases for practical business applications. The course focuses on the functions of database applications and the design, maintenance, and manipulation of a database, including the design of simple queries, forms, and reports. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Pre- or COREQUISITE: CA 106 or consent of department. It is recommended that the student have experience with computer application packages. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
CA 141HM INTRO TO DATABASE APPL-HONORS 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Covers the creation, design, and use of databases for practical business applications. The course focuses on the functions of database applications and the design, maintenance, and manipulation of a database, including the design of simple queries, forms, and reports. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, a grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. PRE- or COREQUISITE: CA 106 or consent of department. It is recommended that the student have experience with computer application packages. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CA 190 INTRO TO GAME AND SIMULATION 4 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Covers the gaming industry, careers, and the basic terminology. Topics include history of gaming; an industry overview; career paths, the state of the job market, and skills needed for success in various jobs; genres and platforms; societal issues; the study of games and "play"; the future of gaming; development of design, teamwork, business, and production skills. PREREQUISITE: None, but previous computer experience strongly recommended. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Four hours each week.
CA 195 BUILDING GAME WORLDS & LEVELS 4 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Topics include level design, game modifications ("mods"), quality assurance and testing. Provides an overview of level design and testing, two of the most common entry-level positions in the game industry. Mods, based on existing game engines, vary from individual hobby activities to AAA-published titles like Counterstrike (originally created by college students) and are a powerful tool in an aspiring game developer's portfolio. PREREQUISITE: CA 190, or successful completion of the departmental skills assessment. CG 222 and/or CA 225 are recommended but not required. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Four hours each week.
CA 225 ACTIONSCRIPT FOR WEB & GAMING 4 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Intended for Flash content developers who want to improve their skills. This course explores ActionScript techniques for visual interactivity and computer gaming. PREREQUISITE: CA 125 or consent of department. Assessment level: MA 097/099. Four hours each week.
CA 232 WORD PROCESSING APPLICATIONS 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Designed to enable students to acquire and apply word processing skills by studying word processing software currently used in business. PREREQUISITE: CA 120 or consent of department. A keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute is recommended. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CA 240 ADVANCED DATABASE APPLICATIONS 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Intended for the intermediate database user, this course covers topics such as subforms, integration of databases with other applications, customization, and macros. It also introduces VBA. Together with CA 141 this will create a complete and thorough database series. PREREQUISITE: CA 141 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CA 252 SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Provides study in the creation, design, and use of spreadsheets for business applications. Emphasis focuses on formatting and enhancing spreadsheets, maintaining workbooks, working with lists, using appropriate functions, interpreting data, and template design. PREREQUISITE: CA 120 or successful completion of the departmental skills assessment. Three hours each week.
CA 252HM SPREADSHEET APPLICATION-HONORS 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Provides study in the creation, design, and use of spreadsheets for business applications. Emphasis will focus on formatting and enhancing spreadsheets, maintaining workbooks, working with lists, using appropriate functions, interpreting data, and template design. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and CA 120 or successful completion of the departmental skills assessment. Three hours each week.
CA 269 COMPUTER APPL INTERNSHIP 1-4 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Students work for college credit in a professional environment related to their particular track in the computer applications program. The intent is to give students an appropriate work experience that will expand their knowledge and aid them in making career decisions. A limited number of internships are available through the program each semester, or the student may propose an internship. A comprehensive record of the work experience is kept by the student and discussed in seminar meetings. Also listed as CS 269; credit cannot be received for both CA 269 and CS 269. PREREQUISITE: Consent of internship coordinator and a minimum of 12 semester hours in program area. An internship will involve a minimum of five hours of work experience per semester hour each week for 15 weeks. Eight hours of seminar discussions each semester. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CA 272 PROFESSIONAL WEBSITE DEVELOP 4 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Provides instruction for creating, uploading, and maintaining professional-quality websites containing graphics, style sheets, mulitmedia, and other basic enhancements using hand-coded HTML as well as Adobe Dreamweaver's fundamental tools. Topics include website development and emerging Internet technologies and trends. PREREQUISITE: Any CA, CS, or GD course that is two credits or more or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Four hours lecture/discussion each week.
CA 273 ADV PROF WEB TECHNOLOGIES 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Explores latest advanced Web technologies and development skills with XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, Web standards, basic server side programming with PHP and/or ColdFusion, usability and accessibility, JavaScript, and Dreamweaver. Students make Web sites attractive, dynamic, accessible, and easy to maintain. PREREQUISITE: CA 272 or successful completion of the departmental skills assessment. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
CA 274 WEB CMS AND CONTENT STRATEGY 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    An introduction to Content Management Systems (CMS) for the web with a focus on content strategy. Course topics include strategy, types of CMS, the use and customization of plug-ins and add-ons, as well as building themes and dynamic content for cross-platform delivery. Students will learn how to audit content for a website, choose an appropriate CMS, and convert a static design into a dynamic CMS-powered site. No programming experience is required, although knowledge of a modern web programming language is helpful. Knowledge of HTML and CSS is assumed. PREREQUISITE: CA 272 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CA 276 JAVASCRIPT FUNDAMENTALS 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    A study of JavaScript language used to create dynamic and interactive web content. In this introductory course, students will learn the fundamentals of working with the behavior layer of web development using JavaScript. Students will learn scripting basics. the principles of unobtrusive and cross browser scripting, how to navigate and manipulate the Document Object Model (DOM), and how to use JavaScript libraries to improve web development. PREREQUISITE: CA 272 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CA 277 ADVANCED JAVASCRIPT 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Continues with JavaScript features introduced in CA 276, emphasizing web development utilizing open source libraries. In this advanced course, students will learn how to build highly interactive web interfaces and applications, known as Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), using advanced JavaScript techniques. Upon completion of this course students will learn how to design and develop RIAs with jQuery Core, jQuery UI, and Ajax as well as explore XML versus JSON (JavaScript Object Notation). PREREQUISITE: CA 276 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
CA 278 WEB APPS USING COLDFUSION 4 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    A hands-on introduction to Web database applications using ColdFusion. Topics include creating a simple database, connecting a server-side database to a Web page viewing, sorting, updating, and searching a database through the client-side interface, creating and customizing reusable code, integrating an e-mail facility, and maintaining site security through user logins and limiting site access. PREREQUISITES: CA 272 or consent of department. Four hours lecture/discussion each week.
CA 282 WEB APPL DEV USING PHP & MySQL 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    An introduction to the creation and maintenance of data- driven Web sites using PHP and MySQL. Create a MySQL database and maintain the database dynamically using the programming language PHP. PREREQUISITE: CA 278, CS 140 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
CA 288 ADV WEB APPS W COLDFUSION 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    A hands-on exploration of advanced Web application design and construction using ColdFusion. Students learn the basics of creating an e-commerce site by building a fully operational storefront, shopping cart, and sales reporting system. Topics include creating and using complex variables, maintaining state, reusing code, creating user-defined and full-text search facilities, building interactive data-driven graphs, and integrating an automatic e-mail facility, PREREQUISITE: CA 278 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CA 299 WEB PORTFOLIO 3 semester hours CA-Computer Applications
Course Description:    This Capstone course for the Web Careers certificate/degree provides an opportunity to produce a professional print and/or Web-based portfolio and resume. Students work on Web development team to design and implement a prototype Web site for a local small business or nonprofit organization. Topics include content development, universal Website design, project management, usability practices, resume and portfolio preparation, and effective writing for the Web. PREREQUISITE: Consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
CE 260 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I 1-3 semester hours CE-Cooperative Education
Course Description:    Provides a supervised work experience to help the student develop good work habits, attitudes, and career exploration skills. Student, instructor, and employer cooperatively develop a minimum of three learning objectives that the student must complete. The student will attend three seminars and complete a minimum of 75 hours of approved work experience per semester hour. PREREQUISITES: A grade point average of 2.0, 12 semester hours of college coursework, 6 semester hours in the student's curriculum, and approval from the director of cooperative education. This course may not be repeated.
CE 261 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION II 1-3 semester hours CE-Cooperative Education
Course Description:    Provides a supervised work experience to enhance a student's college education by providing the student with desirable work habits, attitudes, and further career exploration. Student, instructor, and employer cooperatively develop a minimum of three learning objectives the student must complete. The student will attend three seminars and complete a minimum of 75 hours of approved work experience per semester hour. PREREQUISITES: A grade point average of 2.0, 18 semester hours of coursework in the student's curriculum, a grade of C or better in CE 260, and approval from the director of cooperative education. This course may not be repeated.
CH 090 CHEMISTRY REVIEW MODULE No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Reviews some of the topics covered in high school chemistry or CH 099A in order to prepare students for the Chemistry Placement Exam. Usually scheduled to meet one week. Possible topics include elements and their symbols, names, formulas, and oxidation numbers of ions, nomenclature and formula writing for inorganic compounds, chemical equations, the metric system of units, unit analysis, density, mole relationships, problems involving quantities of substances in chemical reactions (stoichiometry), percentage composition, and empirical formulas. Not intended as a substitute for Introductory Chemistry 099A. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, consent of department, or appropriate score on the mathematics placement test. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to one semester hour. 15 hours lecture.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CH 099A INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    A treatment of fundamental chemical mathematics, computational methods, metric system, matter, energy, chemical and physical properties, law of conservation of mass-energy, foundations of atomic theories, elements, compounds, formulas, and stoichiometry. Other topics may be covered at the discretion of the instructor. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094 or its equivalent or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to three semester hours. Three hours each week.
CH 099B INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY LAB No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Laboratory Work dealing with practical skills and techniques such as weighing, using units of metric system, and performing experiments that illustrate and reinforce the principles discussed in CH 099A. (G and TP/SS only) PRE- or COREQUISITE: CH 099A or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to one semester hour. Three hours laboratory each week.
CH 101 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I 4 semester hours CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    First of two related courses (with CH 102). Includes concepts of atomic structure, periodic system, chemical bonding, nomenclature, stoichiometry, weight relationships, kinetic-molecular theory, gases, liquids and solids, solutions, chemical reactions, and thermochemistry. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: Either appropriate score on the chemistry placement test, or a grade of C or better in CH 099A within the past two years, or consent of department. PRE- or COREQUISITE: MA 097 or MA 099 or appropriate score on the mathematics placement test. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours laboratory each week.
CH 101D PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Discussion component of CH 101.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CH 101DH PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I-HON No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Discussion component of CH 101HM.
CH 101HM PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I-HON 4 semester hours CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    First of two related courses (with CH 102). Includes concepts of atomic structure, periodic system, chemical bonding, nomenclature, stoichiometry, weight relationships, kinetic-molecular theory, gases, liquids and solids, solutions, chemical reactions, and thermochemistry. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A aneither appropriate score on the chemistry placement test, or a grade of C or better in CH 099A within the past two years, or consent of department. Pre- or COREQUISITE: MA 097 or MA 099 or appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours laboratory each week.
CH 101L PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CH 101.
CH 101LH PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I-HON No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CH 101HM.
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CH 102 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II 4 semester hours CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    A continuation of CH 101. Topics include solutions, chemical reactions, acid-base theories, electrochemistry, equilibrium, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, and thermodynamics. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in CH 101 or consent of department. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours laboratory each week.
CH 102D PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Discussion component of CH 102.
CH 102DH PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II-HON No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Discussion component of CH 102HM.
CH 102HM PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II-HON 4 semester hours CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    A continuation of CH 101. Topics include solutions, chemical reactions, acid-base theories, electrochemistry, equilibrium, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, and thermodynamics. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and a grade of C or better in CH 101 or consent of department. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours laboratory each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CH 102L PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CH 102.
CH 102LH PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II-HON No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CH 102HM.
CH 103 SURVEY-ORGANIC & BIOCHEM 4 semester hours CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Designed to meet the needs of both nonscience majors and students entering allied health fields whose programs require one semester of an organic and biological chemistry course. This course is a survey of the fundamentals concept associated with organic and biological chemistry. Discussions of the physical and chemical properties of organic compounds provide the basis for introductory information about carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. The general properties of acids, bases, and buffers and nuclear chemistry are included. (NSLD) (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, and completion of one year of high school chemistry or CH 099A within the past five years with a grade of C or better, or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
CH 103L SURVEY-ORGANIC & BIOCHEM No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CH 103.
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CH 109A CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY 3 semester hours CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Development of an understanding of the basic principles that are the foundations of chemistry; the significance of chemistry in our society; and the application of chemistry to environmental problems such as air and water pollution, food additives, solid waste recycling, and the energy resources of the earth. This course satisfies the General Education three-credit natural sciences distribution requirement. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, CH 109A and CH 109B must be taken concurrently. (NSND) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
CH 109AH CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY-HONORS 3 semester hours CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Development of an understanding of the basic principles that are the foundations of chemistry; the significance of chemistry in our society; and the application of chemistry to environmental problems such as air and water pollution, food additives, solid waste recycling, and the energy resources of the earth. This course satisfies the General Education three-credit natural sciences distribution requirement. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, CH 109A and CH 109B must be taken concurrently. (NSND) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and a grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CH 109B CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY LAB 1 semester hour CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Laboratory work deals with experiments that illustrate the significance of chemistry in our society and reinforces the principles discussed in CH 109A. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, CH 109B must be taken either concurrently with CH 109A or within one calendar year after completing CH 109A. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. PRE or COREQUISITE: CH 109A. Three hours laboratory each week.
CH 109BH CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY LAB-HON 1 semester hour CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Laboratory work deals with experiments that illustrate the significance of chemistry in our society and reinforces the principles discussed in CH 109A. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, CH 109B must be taken either concurrently with CH 109A or within one calendar year after completing CH 109A. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. PRE or COREQUISITE: CH 109AH. Three hours laboratory each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CH 120 ESNTL OF ORGANIC & BIOCHM 4 semester hours CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    An introduction to organic chemistry emphasizing basic concepts and applications to biological systems. Course especially designed for the student needing a one-semester organic chemistry course. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: CH 101 or consent of department. Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
CH 120L ESNTL OF ORGANIC & BIOCHM No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CH 120.
CH 135 GENERAL CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEER 4 semester hours CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Covers the nature and composition of matter, solutions, chemical reactions, equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry with engineering applications. A one-semester general chemistry course designed for students majoring in engineering, but not for biological resources engineering, chemical engineering, or general engineering majors. Not open to students who have completed CH 101 and CH 102. (R only) PREREQUISITES: MA 097, MA 099 or a grade of C or better in MA 116A or equivalent; completion within the last five years with a grade of C or better or one year of high school chemistry or CH 099A or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours laboratory each week.
CH 135D GENERAL CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEER No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Discussion component of CH 135.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CH 135L GENERAL CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEER No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CH 135.
CH 203 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 5 semester hours CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    This course focuses on fundamental concepts of organic chemistry with emphasis on aliphatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, and alcohols. This course covers bonding theories, structures, nomenclature, physical properties, synthesis, and mechanisms of reactions. Laboratory work involves the preparation, analysis, and purification of organic compounds including spectroscopic techniques. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in CH 102 within the last five years, or consent of department chair, course coordinator, or designated member of Chemistry faculty. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours laboratory each week.
CH 203D ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Discussion component of CH 203.
CH 203DH ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-DIS-HONORS No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Discussion component of CH 203HM.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CH 203HM ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-HONORS 5 semester hours CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    This course focuses on fundamental concepts of organic chemistry with emphasis on aliphatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, and alcohols. This course covers bonding theories, structures, nomenclature, physical properties, synthesis, and mechanisms of reactions. Laboratory work involves the preparation, analysis, and purification of organic compounds including spectroscopic techniques. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and a grade of C or better in CH 102 within the last five years, or consent of department chair, course coordinator, or designated member of Chemistry faculty. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours laboratory each week.
CH 203L ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CH 203.
CH 203LH ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LAB-HONORS No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CH 203HM.
CH 204 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 5 semester hours CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    This course is a continuation of CH 203 Organic Chemistry I with emphasis on aromatic compounds, alcohols, ethers, amines, and carbonyl compounds. Laboratory work reinforces organic synthesis techniques including isolation, purification, and structure determination using analytical methods. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in CH 203 within the last five years, or consent of department chair, course coordinator, or designated member of Chemistry faculty. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours laboratory each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CH 204D ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Discussion component of CH 204.
CH 204DH ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-DIS-HONOR No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Discussion component of CH 204HM.
CH 204HM ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-HONORS 5 semester hours CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    This course is a continuation of CH 203 Organic Chemistry I with emphasis on aromatic compounds, alcohols, ethers, amines, and carbonyl compounds. Laboratory work reinforces organic synthesis techniques including isolation, purification, and structure determination using analytical methods. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and a grade of C or better in CH 102 within the last five years, or consent of department chair, course coordinator, or designated member of Chemistry faculty. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours laboratory each week.
CH 204L ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CH 204.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CH 204LH ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-LAB-HONOR No Credit CH-Chemistry
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CH 204HM.
CJ 110 ADMIN OF JUSTICE 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    An analysis of crime and the administration of justice in a diverse, democratic society operating within a global environment. Emphasis is on the theoretical and historical development of law enforcement, courts, and corrections and the agents and agencies responsible for administering justice. (BSSD[M]) (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
CJ 110HC ADMIN OF JUSTICE-HONORS 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    An analysis of crime and the administration of justice in a diverse, democratic society operating within a global environment. Emphasis is on the theoretical and historical development of law enforcement, courts, and corrections and the agents and agencies responsible for administering justice. (BSSD[M]) (R only) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
CJ 110HM ADMIN OF JUSTICE-HONORS 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    An analysis of crime and the administration of justice in a diverse, democratic society operating within a global environment. Emphasis is on the theoretical and historical development of law enforcement, courts, and corrections and the agents and agencies responsible for administering justice. (BSSD[M]) (R only) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CJ 111 INTRO TO LAW ENFORCEMENT 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    A survey of the philosophical and historical background, constitutional limitations, objectives, and processes in the enforcement of the law; and introduction to the nature and functions of public and private agencies responsible for enforcement. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CJ 110 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
CJ 211 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    Fundamentals of investigation: crime scene search and recording, collection and preservation of physical evidence, modus operandi, sources of information, interviews and interrogations, follow-up, and case preparation.(R only) PREREQUISITE: CJ 110 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CJ 215 ORGANIZATION & ADMIN 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    A study of the management and administration of the criminal justice system to include the role of management in organizing, controlling, coordinating, directing, staffing, and managing change and innovations in criminal justice agencies. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CJ 110 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
CJ 216 POLICE OPERATIONS 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    Operational services; patrol, including analysis and distribution of the force; criminal investigation; intelligence and vice units; juvenile units; traffic administration. In-service law enforcement personnel may substitute this course for CJ 111 Introduction to Law Enforcement. (R only) PREREQUISITES: CJ 110 and CJ 111 for pre-service students, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
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CJ 221 CRIMINAL LAW 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    A study of the development, application, and enforcement of local, state, and federal laws; a review of criminal offenses as defined by such laws. Includes a review of court decisions pertinent to the administration of justice, such as arrests, searches, and seizures. (R and TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: CJ 110, LA 101, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CJ 221HC CRIMINAL LAW-HONORS 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    A study of the development, application, and enforcement of local, state, and federal laws; a review of criminal offenses as defined by such laws. Includes a review of court decisions pertinent to the administration of justice, such as arrests, searches, and seizures. (R and T only) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and CJ 110, LA 101, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CJ 221HM CRIMINAL LAW-HONORS 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    A study of the development, application, and enforcement of local, state and federal laws: a review of criminal offenses as defined by such laws. Includes a review of court decisions pertinent to the administration of justice, such as arrests, searches, and seizures. (R and T only) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, CJ 110, LA 101, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CJ 222 CRIMINAL EVIDENCE 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    A description of the nature, types, collection, preservation, and introduction of evidence. An analysis of laws and court decisions relating to the admissibility of evidence. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CJ 110 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
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CJ 230 INTRO TO CORRECTIONS 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    An organized study of prisons and correctional processes; operational techniques for controlling and changing criminal behavior; model correctional programs and alternatives to confinement. History of punishment, confinement, and treatment for adult and juvenile offenders. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CJ 110 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CJ 232 CRIMINAL FORENSICS 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    A study of the application of science to law enforcement, to include an examination of a crime scene, laboratory analysis of blood and serums, comparative micrography, firearms identifications and ballistics, fingerprint, and other techniques. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CJ 110 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CJ 242 THEORY AND PRACTICE 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    This course consists of a practicum to include a supervised 100-hour internship in an approved criminal justice agency (police, courts, corrections). Coursework will consist of 20 class hours designed to review philosophical and pragmatic differences between theory and practice. Students planning to complete this course should apply to the criminal justice agency of their choice at least three months prior to the course's start date. Many criminal justice agencies incorporate an application/background investigation into the internship experience that can take a few months to complete. Advanced departmental advising is available to help students identify potential internship locations. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CJ 111, CJ 230, or consent of department. One hundred twenty (120) hours each semester.
CJ 244 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    This course focuses on contemporary issues, trends, and practices in the criminal justice field. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CJ 110 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CJ 246 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    A topical study of the development of the U.S. Constitution through interpretation by the Supreme Court. Subjects include judicial review, federalism, Congressional and Presidential authority, the First Amendment, criminal rights, due process, and equal protection of the law. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CJ 110.
CJ 250 SEMINAR:CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    Topics of special interest such as social justice and deviant behavior, comparative criminal justice and criminology, victimology, and violence in America will be offered. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CJ 110, SO 101, or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
CJ 255 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 semester hours CJ-Criminal Justice
Course Description:    A course designed to enable advanced students to pursue a topic of their own choosing with the guidance and supervision of an assigned faculty member. Topics should not duplicate any course topics already offered in the program. (R only) PREREQUISITES: CJ 110, EN 102 or EN 109, and consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
CN 101 ELEMENTARY CHINESE I 5 semester hours CN-Chinese
Course Description:    Beginning language course focusing on the study of Chinese language and culture. Students begin to develop the ability to communicate in Chinese through the consideration of cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations as they acquire the structures and lexicon to work with written language, conversation, and composition. No prior knowledge of Chinese is required. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours of listening and practice in the language learning laboratory. (HUMD[M]) Five hours each week.
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CN 102 ELEMENTARY CHINESE II 5 semester hours CN-Chinese
Course Description:    Continuation of CN 101. Students continue to develop the ability to communicate in Chinese through the consideration of cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations as they acquire the structures and lexicon to work with written language, conversation, and composition. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: CN 101 or consent of department. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours of listening and practice in the language learning laboratory. Five hours each week.
CN 201 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I 5 semester hours CN-Chinese
Course Description:    Study of Chinese language and culture at the intermediate level. Students further their ability to communicate in Chinese through an advanced consideration of cultural themes and a thorough review of Chinese grammar to support increased focus on outside reading and writing. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: CN 102 or consent of department. In-class work is supplemented by 10 hours in the language learning laboratory. Five hours each week.
CN 202 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II 5 semester hours CN-Chinese
Course Description:    Continuation of CN 201. Students further their ability to communicate in Chinese through an advanced consideration of cultural themes and a review of Chinese grammar to support an increased focus on outside reading and writing. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: CN 201 or consent of department. In-class work is supplemented by 10 hours in the language learning laboratory. Five hours each week.
CS 100 FUNDAMENTALS OF PROGRAMMING 2 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Designed for students with no prior programming experience, this course introduces students to fundamental structures of sequence, selection, and repetition, emphasizes solving simple problems using a flowchart. With a high-level language, students code, test, and debug short programs. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Two hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CS 103 COMPUTER SCIENCE I 4 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Fundamental computer concepts. Studies methods of object-oriented program development and design. The course also covers language systems and semantics, structured program verification, different language paradigms, and documentation techniques. Students use a structured, high-level object-oriented programming language and learn to use both text-oriented and windows-based user interfaces. Designing and implementing solutions to intermediate level programming assignments are an integral part of the course. (R only) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in CS 140 or consent of department. PRE- or COREQUISITE: MA 181. Four hours each week.
CS 110 COMPUTER CONCEPTS 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    An introduction to the scope, significance, history, and social implications of data processing. Study of programming language hierarchy, elements of a software system and program implementation. Exposure to hardware concepts including number systems, data representation, central processor, storage, input/output, and system configurations. There is no detailed study or implementation of any specific programming language. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
CS 136 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Exploration of the nature of systems work including studies, analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation. Introduction to the tools used in and techniques applied to systems development. A practical approach is emphasized and a systems study is expected of each student. PREREQUISITE: CS 110 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CS 140 INTRO TO PROGRAMMING 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Introduces programming and problem solving using a contemporary programming language. Topics include principles of procedural programming, software development and debugging techniques, control structures, data types, functions, one-dimensional arrays, and file processing. Using a computer, students complete required lab assignments. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CS 140HC INTRO TO PROGRAMMING-HONORS 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Introduces programming and problem solving using a contemporary programming language. Topics include principles of procedural programming, software development and debugging techniques, control structures, data types, functions, one-dimensional arrays, and file processing. Using a computer, students complete required lab assignments. PREREQUISTIES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Assessment level: MA 097/099. Three hours each week.
CS 140HM INTRO TO PROGRAMMING-HONORS 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Introduces programming and problem solving using a contemporary programming language. Topics include principles of procedural programming, software development and debugging techniques, control structures, data types, functions, one-dimensional arrays, and file processing. Using a computer, students complete required lab assignments. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Assessment level: MA 097/099. Three hours each week.
CS 204 COMPUTER SCIENCE II 4 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Continues ideas introduced in CS 103, emphasizing writing larger programs and designing and implementing classical abstract data types such as list, stack, queue, binary search tree, graph, priority queue, hash table. Topics include string processing and recursion; data abstraction, encapsulation, and structure implementation; object-oriented program design; specification, implementation and application of traditional ADTs. The course also emphasizes dynamic memory allocation, search and sorting algorithms, and introduces algorithm complexity. Designing and implementing advanced level programming assignments are an integral part of the course. (R only) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in CS 103. PRE- or COREQUISITE: MA 182. Four hours each week.
CS 206 SPECIAL TOPICS COMP SCIENCE 1-3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    These courses focus on varied topics in computer science and technologies, presented as a result of technological change or community or student interest, that include a variety of computer-related skills or intensive study in a specific area of computer science and technologies. Topics to be announced each semester in the class schedule. Course may be repeated for different topics. PREREQUISITE: Depends on topic. Assessment level: Depends on topic. Minimum of 15 hours of instruction for each credit hour.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CS 210 COMPUTER SECURITY 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Surveys major topics in assessment and development of security procedures for a variety of computer systems. The course emphasizes security needs, risk assessment, and practical measures for security management. Topics include Internet and Web security, LAN security, protection for personal computers, physical security, hardware and software protection and products, virus countermeasures, and the human aspects of computer security. PREREQUISITE: CS 110 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CS 213 JAVA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Comprehensively covers Java programming environment and features. Topics include techniques of program structure, design, and type. Using the Java Language, student code, load, execute, debug, and document programs. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in CS 140 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CS 214 ADVANCED JAVA PROGRAMMING 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Explores Java Application Program Interface (API) and covers the latest release of Java including input and output, multithreading, networking, database connectivity, remote objects, security, Java Beans, and Java Foundation Classes. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in CS 213 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CS 215 VISUAL PROGRAMMING 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Concerns with writing programs for the Windows programming environment, including developing an application, tools, forms, the user interface, programming, built-in functions, procedures, arrays, records, testing, and debugging. Emphasis is on rapid development of useful applications. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in CS 140 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CS 216 UNIX/LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Presents an overview of the components, structure, and features of the UNIX operating system. Students experience hands-on operation of the interrelating UNIX operating system components. Projects of moderate difficulty reinforce concepts. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in CS 140 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CS 220 CLIENT-SERVER PROGRAM W/ JAVA 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Examines major topics in the development of applications for the World Wide Web: Web site development using HTML and related standards, implementation of client-side applications using Java programming language, and design of server-side Web applications. PREREQUISITE: CS 213 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CS 224 WEB APPL USING C# AND ASP.NET 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Examines developing Web applications using C# and ASP.NET, and introduces Web services. Students create applications using tools such as Web Forms, Visual Studio.NET, ASP.NET, and ADO.NET. Students also optimize applications using configuration, security, and caching. PREREQUISITE: CS 140 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CS 226 INTRO TO OBJ ORIENT PROG C++ 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    This course introduces students to C++ syntax and various programming techniques such as decisions, loops, arrays, pointers, functions, and file processing. Covers object-oriented concepts such as data abstraction, classes, objects, overloading, and inheritance. Students complete required computer lab assignments. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in CS 140 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CS 249 ADV OBJ ORIENTED PROG C++ 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    This course examines more advanced topics in object-oriented programming with C++ such as dynamic memory allocation, various data structures, recursion, and object-oriented design. Students are required to complete lab assignments using a computer. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in CS 226 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CS 253 UNIX/LINUX SYSTEM ADMIN 4 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Introduction to concepts, procedures, tasks, and utilities of UNIX/LINUX system administration. Topics include UNIX/LINUX system architecture, user administration, process management, software installation and management, hierarchy, creation, and management of file systems, device configuration and management as well as networking fundamentals. PREREQUISITE: NW 127 or CS 110, or consent of department. Four hours each week.
CS 256 DISCRETE STRUCTURES 4 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    An introduction to discrete structures as they relate to computer science. The course will stress computer science applications and will include relations, functions and algorithms, Naive Set Theory, combinatorics, logic, and mathematical induction. (R only) PREREQUISITES: EN 101/101A or appropriate score on English assessment test, and MA 182. Four hours each week.
CS 261 MOBILE GAME & APP PROGRAMMING 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Focuses on building computer applications and games that can run on mobile devices supporting Java language and other technologies. Content includes an overview of mobile development, design user interface for mobile devices, data storage and operations, animation, sound, Internet connectivity, and other topics related to the mobile programming. PREREQUISITE: CS 213 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CS 262 INTRO IPHONE WITH OBJECTIVE C 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Introduces the architecture, design and development of applications that run on smart phones utilizing the iOS operating system and using Object-oriented programming language Objective-C. Topics include Introduction to the Objective-C programming language, mobile application design patterns, application frameworks and adaptation to specific devices. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in CS 140 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CS 263 ADVANCED MOBILE DEVELOPMENT 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Provides advanced mobile programming for IPAD and Android tablets. A hands-on advanced object-oriented programming using Objective-C and Java. The aim is to design, implement, test, debug, and document programs using integrated development platform and other appropriate tools. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in CS 261 or CS 262 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CS 269 COMPUTER SCIENCE INTERNSHIP 1-4 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Students work for college credit in a professional environment related to their particular track in the computer science and technologies program. The intent is to give students an appropriate work experience that will expand their knowledge and aid them in making career decisions. A limited number of internships are available through the program each semester, or the student may propose an internship. A comprehensive record of the work experience is kept by the student and discussed in seminar meetings. Also listed as CA 269; Credit cannot be received for both CA 269 and CS 269. PREREQUISITES: Consent of internship coordinator and a minimum of 12 semester hours in program area. An internship will involve a minimum of five hours of work experience per semester hour each week for 15 weeks. Eight hours of seminar discussions each semester. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits.
CS 270 INTRO TO SQL USING ORACLE 3 semester hours CS-Computer Science Technolog
Course Description:    Covers the concept, design, architecture, and components of the Oracle database system and SQL (Standard Query Language). Topics include the database design, the data definition language, the data manipulation language, the data control language, the basics of SQL*PLUS, and the standard SQL. Students create database tables, implement business requirements utilizing constraints, and develop complex queries using features such as join, union, and sub-queries. Assessment levels: EN 101, 101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CT 107 PRINC SUSTAIN & GREEN ARCHIT 1 semester hour CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Introduces principles of energy conservation and their application to architectural design. The course examines materials, construction methods, site planning, and programming that offer sustainable solutions to design problems. It also assesses energy systems and concepts that conform to conserving natural resources. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 002, RD 120. One hour each week.
CT 108 SUSTAIN/ENERGY CONSERV TECH 1 semester hour CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Introduces materials, systems, and construction methods that conform to conserving natural resources. The course examines energy-saving techniques based on both residential and commercial use in the United States and worldwide. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 002, RD 120. One hour each week.
CT 109 ADV STDY SUSTAIN&GREEN ARCHIT 1 semester hour CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Explores theories and practices of sustainable design with an actual building. In a hands-on experience, students analyze materials, systems, and construction methods that conform to conserving natural resources. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CT 108. One hour each week.
CT 130 CONST METHODS & MATERIALS 3 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Covers the characteristics, specifications, properties, terminology, and use of construction materials. The course emphasizes principles and methods for the selection and application or installation of materials and building components rather than development and production of materials. Laboratory experiences focus on the analysis, use, limitations, testing, and practical applications of selected construction materials. (R only) (CE: R) Assessment levels: EN 002, RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion, one hour laboratory each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CT 130L CONST METHODS & MATERIALS No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 130.
CT 131 CONSTRUCT PLAN READING 3 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Covers construction documents, with emphasis on interpreting contract drawings. Topics include terminology, symbols, and conventions used in both commercial and residential drawings; methods and procedures for reading basic architectural and structural drawings; and introduction to mechanical and electrical drawings. (R only) (CE: R) Assessment levels: EN 002, RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion, one hour laboratory each week.
CT 131L CONSTRUCT PLAN READING No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 131.
CT 135 CONST FIELD OPERATIONS 3 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Introduces field management from the superintendent's standpoint. Topics include jobsite analysis and planning, utilization of equipment, labor and material coordination, records and documentation, field scheduling, safety methods and programs, production efficiency and improvement, leadership and motivation, communications, and human relations. Site visitations and laboratory experiences supplement class discussions. (R only) (CE: R) Assessment levels: EN 002, RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion, one hour laboratory each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CT 135L CONST FIELD OPERATIONS No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 135.
CT 142 INTRO TO ARCH GRAPHICS 3 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    The study of the various visual communications methods most commonly used in the architectural profession. Techniques will include both color and black/white, a variety of perspective systems, shade/shadow, exploded views, pencil-and-pen work, and watercolor. (R only) PREREQUISITES: CT 170 or ID 101, and CT 181. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 105, RD 120. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
CT 142L INTRO TO ARCH GRAPHICS No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 142.
CT 170 INTRO TO ARCH & BUILT ENVR 3 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    An introduction to the architectural profession and the related fields of design and construction. An exploration of the impact of architecture within the built environment, including conservation and interior design issues; urban and regional planning; and construction implications. An examination of the entire building process and the legal, social, and cultural implications. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 105, RD 120. Three hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CT 181 BLDG TECH AND DOCUMENTATION 3 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    An in-depth examination of structural, surface, and detail elements of a building and its documentation. An introduction to drafting techniques of architectural and interior design spaces. A hands-on experience in which the student develops skills in the professional drafting standards, format and layout of drawings. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 110 or higher, RD 120. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
CT 181L BLDG TECH AND DOCUMENTATION No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 181.
CT 183 CAD: ARCH APPLICATIONS 4 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Focuses on the mastering of computer aided drafting [AutoCAD software] commands and drawing techniques for design professionals in the fields of architecture, design, and construction. Students create a series of drawings with the final assignment being a multi-page set of plans, elevations, and details. (R only) PREREQUISITE: A grade of B or better in CT 181 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
CT 183L CAD: ARCH APPLICATIONS No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 183.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CT 190 COMP APPLICATION/CONSTRUCTION 3 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Reviews software applications in construction project management, administration, estimating, scheduling, and cost control. Topics include an introduction to software packages used in subsequent courses, and Internet applications in construction. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CA 120 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
CT 190L COMP APPLICATION/CONSTRUCTION No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 190.
CT 201 INTRO TO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 4 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Introduces design principles and their application to architectural design. The course develops and strengthens problem-solving skills from conceptual, environmentally sensitive, and sociocultural points of view resulting in three-dimensional forms. Instruction emphasizes model-making and presentation skills as they resolve architectural problems. (R only) PREREQUISITES: CT 130, CT 142, and CT 170. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
CT 201L INTRO TO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 201.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CT 212 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 3 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Covers all phases of construction project management. The course introduces the procedures, responsibilities, methodology, and techniques utilized in the construction management process. Topics include an overview of the construction and design industries, company organization, construction contracts and project delivery methods, project chronology, bidding procedures, construction estimating, scheduling, cost control, field operations, safety standards and procedures, and project administration. The course includes a general overview of the use of computers in project management. (R only) (CE: R) PREREQUISITE: CT 135 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
CT 223 CAD: 3D PRESENTATION 4 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Development of skills and understanding of a variety of graphic software to utilize the computer as a tool for rendering and presentation. Three-dimensional design development is emphasized including perspective views, rendering scenes with materials and lighting and backgrounds, and presentation packaging. Students create a series of projects and create a portfolio of 3D architectural designs. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CT 183 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
CT 223L CAD: 3D PRESENTATION No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 223.
CT 224 CAD: REVIT I 4 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Development of skills and understanding of a parametric computer drafting system based on construction components, elements, and types. Students will learn to create building models with building information modeling software (BIM), and students will use skills such as views, sheets, tagging and scheduling, annotating and dimensioning, and detailing. Final project will be a set of BIM documents based on residential and commercial structure. (R only) PREREQUISITE: A grade of B or better in CT 181 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CT 224L CAD: REVIT I No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 224.
CT 226 CAD: REVIT II 4 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Advanced development of skills and understanding of BIM. Based on a basic proficiency in BIM, students will examine how to prepare solar studies, to create curtain wall systems, to design with massing tools, to utilize site and contour graphic tools, to work with project phasing, and to create more advanced building models. Students create a series of studies of a variety of building types. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CT 224 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
CT 226L CAD: REVIT II No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 226.
CT 271 CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING 3 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Introduces typical surveying methods and layouts. The course emphasizes the physical requirements of construction operations as viewed from the project superintendent's standpoint in order to maintain control and proper work placement. Topics include mathematics and formulas required to perform layout functions; use of layout equipment; establishment and measurements of lines and elevations, measurement of angles, common building layout; basic grading layout; and coordination of layout and drawings. Laboratory focuses on fieldwork, implementation of class theory, and equipment use. (R only) (CE: R) PREREQUISITES: CT 130, CT 135, and MA 105; or consent of department. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CT 271L CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 271.
CT 283 MECH & ELEC SYSTEMS 3 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Studies materials and equipment used in heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electrical power, lighting, water supply, and sewage disposal systems in buildings. The scope of the course ranges from selection of necessary equipment to the development and coordination of mechanical, electrical, and related drawings. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 002, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week.
CT 283L MECH & ELEC SYSTEMS No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 283.
CT 284 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 3 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Introduces methods of construction estimating and estimates. The course covers the stages of preparing construction estimates and construction document analysis. Topics include an estimator's qualifications and role of the estimating team, the process, accuracy, consolidation and bid preparation, submittal and cost analysis. The course emphasizes quantity take-offs of general conditions, sitework, concrete, masonry, structural steel, wood and plastics, thermal and moisture control, and finish materials, as well as the use of computer estimating. (R only) (CE: R) PREREQUISITES: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, and CT 130, CT 131, or consent of department. Three hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CT 284L CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 284.
CT 286 CONSTR PLANNG/SCHEDULING 3 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Reviews and analyzes requirements and preparation of construction planning and scheduling. Topics include scheduling techniques in resource leveling, equipment allocation, time-cost relationships, and monitoring/controlling work progress. The course incorporates the use of computers in the planning and scheduling process. (R only) (CE: R) PREREQUISITES: CT 130 and CT 212, or consent of department. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
CT 286L CONSTR PLANNG/SCHEDULING No Credit CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of CT 286.
CT 288 PRACTICAL CONSTRUCTION LAW 3 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    This course is designed to acquaint the student with an understanding of the major legal issues affecting the construction industry. It is designed to provide the student with enough basic knowledge to understand the numerous contractual relationships that exist on a construction project; to recognize the basic varieties of claims and disputes that may arise; to obtain an understanding of the basic legal principles used to avoid, mitigate, or resolve construction disputes; and to achieve an appreciation of the practical legal considerations in addressing the relationships between the parties on a construction project. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CT 212. Three hours each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CT 291 BUILDING CODES & INSPECT 3 semester hours CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Local (county), state, and national building codes and their effect on design, planning, and construction of buildings. Methods and purpose of inspection. (R only) (CE: R) PREREQUISITE: CT 130 or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 105, RD 120. Three hours each week.
CT 292 CONST ESTIMATING WITH COMPUTER 1 semester hour CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Using computers, students will receive hands-on instruction in construction estimating. Topics covered include setting up an estimate, performing quantity takeoff in its different forms, spreadsheet editing, customizing and revising the estimate, and creating and manipulating reports. The students will also be introduced to advanced concepts of computer estimating software. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CT 284 or consent of department. Ten hours lecture, ten hours laboratory each semester.
CT 293 PRECONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 1 semester hour CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Introduces students to available techniques for developing a construction estimate during the preconstruction stages of a project. Topics include manual procedures to develop order of magnitude and computer alternatives to develop conceptual estimates. (R only) PREREQUISITE: CT 284 or consent of department. Ten hours lecture, ten hours laboratory each semester.
CT 299 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM 1 semester hour CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Work experience and field study on an actual project related to the student's curriculum. Participation supervised by the instructor and appropriate personnel at work. A comprehensive record of the work experience is kept by the student and discussed in seminar meetings. (R only) PREREQUISITE: Second-year standing in curriculum. Eight hours of seminar discussions each semester and a minimum of 80 hours of work experience required per semester hour. A student may not accumulate more than four semester hours in this course.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CT 299A PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM 1 semester hour CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Work experience and field study on an actual project related to the student's curriculum. Participation supervised by the instructor and appropriate personnel at work. A comprehensive record of the work experience is kept by the student and discussed in seminar meetings. (R only) PREREQUISITE: Second-year standing in curriculum. Eight hours of seminar discussions each semester and a minimum of 80 hours of work experience required per semester hour. A student may not accumulate more than four semester hours in this course.
CT 299B PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM 1 semester hour CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Work experience and field study on an actual project related to the student's curriculum. Participation supervised by the instructor and appropriate personnel at work. A comprehensive record of the work experience is kept by the student and discussed in seminar meetings. (R only) PREREQUISITE: Second-year standing in curriculum. Eight hours of seminar discussions each semester and a minimum of 80 hours of work experience required per semester hour. A student may not accumulate more than four semester hours in this course.
CT 299C PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM 1 semester hour CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Work experience and field study on an actual project related to the student's curriculum. Participation supervised by the instructor and appropriate personnel at work. A comprehensive record of the work experience is kept by the student and discussed in seminar meetings. (R only) PREREQUISITE: Second-year standing in curriculum. Eight hours of seminar discussions each semester and a minimum of 80 hours of work experience required per semester hour. A student may not accumulate more than four semester hours in this course.
CT 299D PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM 1 semester hour CT-Architectural & Const Tech
Course Description:    Work experience and field study on an actual project related to the student's curriculum. Participation supervised by the instructor and appropriate personnel at work. A comprehensive record of the work experience is kept by the student and discussed in seminar meetings. (R only) PREREQUISITE: Second-year standing in curriculum. Eight hours of seminar discussions each semester and a minimum of 80 hours of work experience required per semester hour. A student may not accumulate more than four semester hours in this course.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
DN 100 INTRODUCTION TO DANCE 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    An examination of dance as an art form and means of multicultural expression, ritual, and tradition. This course familiarizes the student with practices, philosophies, terminologies, styles of dance and careers in dance. The role of dance in world societies and how it relates to different cultures is explored through lectures, assigned readings, films, recordings, and experiential dance activities. (ARTD) (R and T only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
DN 101 BALLET I 2 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    Introduction of fundamental exercises, techniques, and steps of classical ballet. Basic ballet terminology, correct body alignment, and simple adagio and allegro combinations are introduced in barre and center work. May be selected to fulfill the physical education credits. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
DN 102 BALLET II 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    Further study of classical ballet as offered in DN 101. Emphasis on developing an aesthetic awareness of the art, understanding ballet theory, and perfecting technique. Review of basic exercises and terminology. Pirouettes and petite batterie are introduced. (R only) PREREQUISITE: DN 101 or consent of department. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits with consent of department. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
DN 103 MODERN DANCE I 2 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    Introduction of fundamental exercises, techniques, and movement phrases of modern dance. Basic modern dance principles are introduced in axial and locomotor exercises and basic improvisation skills. Modern dance innovators and their styles are discussed. May be selected to fulfill the physical education credits. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
DN 104 MODERN DANCE II 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    Further study of modern dance as offered in DN 103. Includes an understanding of contemporary dance as a creative art form, perfecting technique, developing improvisational skills, experimenting with creative movement studies, and analyzing rhythmic patterns. Review of basic exercises and terminology. (R only) PREREQUISITE: DN 103 or consent of department. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits with consent of department. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
DN 105 JAZZ DANCE I 2 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    Introduction to fundamental jazz exercises, techniques, and styles. Basic jazz dance principles are introduced, including body isolations, flexibility exercises, and movement phrases. May be selected to fulfill the physical education credits. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
DN 106 JAZZ DANCE II 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    Further study of jazz dance as offered in DN 105. Emphasis on perfecting technique, creating advanced-beginning jazz compositions, and developing a more in-depth understanding of the essence and components of jazz dance. Emphasis is placed on advanced-beginning steps and terminology, including double turns, body isolations, and elevation steps. (R only) PREREQUISITE: DN 105 or consent of dance program coordinator. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
DN 107 TAP DANCE I 2 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    An introduction to basic tap techniques, exercises, movements, and improvisational skills. A variety of rhythmic patterns, fundamental steps such as shuffles, ball changes, heel drops, time steps, flaps, and beginning turns are introduced. Tap dance history and styles will be discussed. May be selected to fulfill the physical education credits. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
DN 108 TAP DANCE II 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    Further study of tap dancing as offered in DN 107. Emphasis on developing on-stage choreography. Further development of pre-dance warm-up exercises to include exercises for balance and body alignment. Turns, rhythm manipulation, and choreographic principles are developed through tap combinations. (R only) PREREQUISITE: DN 107 or consent of dance program coordinator. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
DN 110 STRETCH AND ALIGNMENT 1 semester hour DN-Dance
Course Description:    This course is designed for dancers, performers, athletes, and ordinary persons who would be introduced to principles and techniques of stretch and alignment. Emphasis is placed on techniques that result in greater muscle length, increased tension release, and improved body posture. This course cannot be taken in place of any dance technique course. No limit on the number of times this course can be repeated. (R only) Two hours laboratory each week.
DN 120 RHYTHMIC TRAIN/DANCER 2 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    An introduction to basic elements of rhythmic principles related to movement and dance. Rhythmic fundamentals, basic music theory, and elementary music scoring and reading are studied. Appropriate accompaniment for dance is discussed. A brief look at past and present well-known music composers who have composed music for dance is presented. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 002, RD 099/103. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
DN 150 INTRO TO DANCE COMPOSITION 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    The study of basic choreographic elements and principles in order to analyze and construct dance compositions. Through the use of improvisation, movement exploration, and the understanding and application of both traditional and experimental dance forms, the student will compose original solo and group studies. Various works will be shown in either studio performance or formal dance concerts. (R only) PREREQUISITES: DN 104 or higher and DN 120 or equivalent. Three hours each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
DN 201 BALLET III 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    The development and execution of classical ballet technique on an intermediate level. Concentration is on body alignment, technical accuracy, increased movement vocabulary, and performance quality. Pirouettes, petite batterie, and petit and grand allegro are stressed.(R only) PREREQUISITE: DN 102 or consent of department. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits with consent of department. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
DN 202 BALLET IV 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    Progression of classical ballet training as presented in DN 201. Emphasis is on increased technical skill through the introduction of complex adagio and allegro combinations. Musicality, style, and theatricality are stressed. (R only) PREREQUISITE: DN 201 or consent of department. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits with consent of department. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
DN 203 MODERN DANCE III 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    The study of contemporary modern dance on an intermediate level. Correct body alignment, development of technique, and efficient use of the body through movement are stressed. Various falls, turns, and contractions are studied. Elements of time, flow, weight, space, and varied rhythmic structures are incorporated into movement phrases. Improvisational skills are employed. (R only) PREREQUISITE: DN 104 or consent of department. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits with consent of department. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
DN 204 MODERN DANCE IV 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    A progression of contemporary dance as presented in DN 203. Emphasis is on more complex movement phrases. Individual expression, musicality, style, and performance are stressed. Improvisational skills are employed. (R only) PREREQUISITE: DN 203 or consent of department. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits with consent of department. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
DN 205 JAZZ DANCE III 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    The study of jazz dance on an intermediate level. Proficient technique, correct body alignment, and performance are stressed. Jazz isolations, triple turns, rhythmic sequences, and slides are studied in addition to high elevation steps. (R only) PREREQUISITE: DN 106 or consent of dance program coordinator. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
DN 206 JAZZ DANCE IV 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    A progression of jazz dance as a continuation of concepts and styles presented in DN 205. Increased technical skill is developed through complex phrases of movement. Performance, style, and musicality are stressed. (R only) PREREQUISITE: DN 205 or consent of department. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
DN 220 SPECIAL TOPICS IN DANCE 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    Topics in dance presented as a result of community or student interest, to include a variety of dance-related skills or intensive study in a specific area. Topics to be announced each semester in the class schedule. (R only) PREREQUISITES: A grade of B or better in any two of the following DN courses: 102, 104, 106, 108, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207; and consent of dance program coordinator. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
DN 230 SPECIAL DANCE PRACTICUM 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    Offered on an individual basis to dance majors with advanced standing. Students may extend their studies by exploration of a particular specialization within the curriculum. (R only) PREREQUISITE: Consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120, or consent of department. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits with consent of department. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
DN 240 DANCE INTERNSHIP 3 semester hours DN-Dance
Course Description:    Students work for college credit in a professional dance studio, dance organization, or dance association. A limited number of internships are available through the program each semester. In addition, students may propose an internship. (R only) PREREQUISITES: A grade of B or better in any two of the following DN courses: 102, 104, 106, 108, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207; and consent of dance program coordinator. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. One hour lecture, six hours practicum each week.
DS 102 STUDY HABITS DEVELOPMENT 1 semester hour DS-Student Development
Course Description:    Stresses development of positive attitudes and improvement of basic learning habits. Includes value assessment and educational goal setting. Stresses strategies in understanding and responding to textbooks, lectures, and other methods and materials encountered in the academic environment. Emphasis on organization of materials, utilization of time, and preparing for and taking examinations. One hour lecture/discussion each week.
DS 102HC STUDY HABITS DEVELOPMENT-HONOR 1 semester hour DS-Student Development
Course Description:    Stresses development of positive attitudes and improvement of basic learning habits. Includes value assessment and educational goal setting. Stresses strategies in understanding and responding to textbooks, lectures, and other methods and materials encountered in the academic environment. Emphasis on organization of materials, utilization of time, and preparing for and taking examinations. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. One hour lecture/discussion each week.
DS 102HM STUDY HABITS DEVELOPMENT-HONOR 1 semester hour DS-Student Development
Course Description:    Stresses development of positive attitudes and improvement of basic learning habits. Includes value assessment and educational goal setting. Stresses strategies in understanding and responding to textbooks, lectures, and other methods and materials encountered in the academic environment. Emphasis on organization of materials, utilization of time, and preparing for and taking examinations. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. One hour lecture/discussion each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
DS 103 CAREER DEVELOPMENT 2 semester hours DS-Student Development
Course Description:    Designed for students interested in developing career goals and creating a plan of action. The course provides students with an opportunity to learn and develop skills for a lifetime of career-related decision making. Emphasis will be placed on personal academic and occupational exploration, resume writing, interviewing and effective job search strategies. Two hours lecture/discussion each week.
DS 103HC CAREER DEVELOPMENT-HONORS 2 semester hours DS-Student Development
Course Description:    Designed for students interested in developing career goals and creating a plan of action. The course provides students with an opportunity to learn and develop skills for a lifetime of career-related decision making. Emphasis will be placed on personal academic and occupational exploration, resume writing, interviewing and effective job search strategies. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Two hours lecture/discussion each week.
DS 103HM CAREER DEVELOPMENT-HONORS 2 semester hours DS-Student Development
Course Description:    Designed for students interested in developing career goals and creating a plan of action. The course provides students with an opportunity to learn and develop skills for a lifetime of career-related decision making. Emphasis will be placed on personal academic and occupational exploration, resume writing, interviewing and effective job search strategies. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Two hours lecture/discussion each week.
DS 104 SEM FOR INTL STUDENTS 2 semester hours DS-Student Development
Course Description:    Orientation course for international students. Includes study skills, academic regulations, the American educational system, individual educational and vocational goals, communication skills, and American customs. Especially intended for students during their initial semester of enrollment in conjunction with American language developmental course offerings. Two hours lecture/discussion each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
DS 106 SUCCESS GROUP 2 semester hours DS-Student Development
Course Description:    Designed specifically for students who are dissatisfied with their academic performance and who wish to improve their achievement in college courses. This course stresses elimination of self-defeating attitudes and behaviors, setting and achieving short-term academic goals, identification of motives that lead to failure, learning to accept responsibility for one's behavior, and building a more positive attitude about one's potential for college success. This course does not deal primarily with study habits or techniques, but with motives and attitudes related to academic success. Two hours lecture/discussion each week.
DS 107 FIRST YEAR SEMINAR 1 semester hour DS-Student Development
Course Description:    Designed to assist the student in adjusting to college. Includes academic and student services available, study habit techniques, career and educational planning, and adjustment concerns. Especially intended for students during their initial semester of enrollment. One hour lecture/discussion each week.
DS 107HC FIRST YEAR SEMINAR-HONORS 1 semester hour DS-Student Development
Course Description:    Designed to assist the student in adjusting to college. Includes academic and student services available, study habit techniques, career and educational planning, and adjustment concerns. Especially intended for students during their initial semester of enrollment. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. One hour lecture/discussion each week.
DS 107HM FIRST YEAR SEMINAR-HONORS 1 semester hour DS-Student Development
Course Description:    Designed to assist the student in adjusting to college. Includes academic and student services available, study habit techniques, career and educational planning, and adjustment concerns. Especially intended for students during their initial semester of enrollment. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. One hour lecture/discussion each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
DS 108 MEMORY DEVELOPMENT 1 semester hour DS-Student Development
Course Description:    Designed to assist the student in developing memory through simple systems of association. Topics include development of memory for author organization, course organization, course relationships, and practical application to everyday life situations. One hour lecture/discussion each week.
DS 112 BUILDING MATH CONFIDENCE 1 semester hour DS-Student Development
Course Description:    Designed for those who want to improve their attitude toward mathematics. Explores feelings and develops strategies to overcome math phobia. Emphasis will be placed on problem-solving approaches to diagrammed, descriptive, and symbolic number problems. This course is open to students at all levels of mathematical skills, whether preparing for a job, college courses, a test, or living in a world where numbers matter. One hour lecture/discussion each week.
DS 150 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR 3 semester hours DS-Student Development
Course Description:    Designed to show students how to analyze, identify, and document prior experiential learning for academic credit assessment, this course presents essential portfolio components. Students identify and equate their knowledge to equivalent courses taught at Montgomery College. Successful completion of DS 150 does not guarantee credits for prior learning assessed by the faculty evaluators. PREREQUISITES: EN 101/101A and eligibility for RD 120; high school graduation or equivalent at least 5 years previous to enrollment in this course. Before registration for this course, students must attend the mandatory information session.
EC 103 EVOLUTION/ECONOMIC SOCIETIES 3 semester hours EC-Economics
Course Description:    This course is an introduction to the evolution of Western and non-Western economic societies. Different approaches to the organization of economic activities by culturally diverse societies are emphasized. Specific economic changes in Western Europe and the United States leading to the emergence of the market system are traced. The emergence of economic thought and methods, from mercantilism to Keynes, is included. Students will review various adaptations of the market system by distinct cultures leading to the present interconnected world economy. (BSSD[M]) (CE: R) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EC 105 BASIC ECONOMICS 3 semester hours EC-Economics
Course Description:    One-semester introduction to macroeconomics and microeconomics. The emphasis will be placed on basic economic theory and its application. This course is not intended for students majoring in economics or business administration. (BSSD) (CE: R) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
EC 201 PRIN OF ECONOMICS I 3 semester hours EC-Economics
Course Description:    Covers macroeconomic theory half of a one-year course in economics including central problems of economic society, supply, and demand; national income and product; saving, consumption, and investment; income determination; money supply and deposit creation; monetary and income analysis and alternative economic systems. (BSSD) (CE: R) PREREQUISITE: High school algebra or its equivalent or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
EC 201HC PRIN OF ECONOMICS I-HONORS 3 semester hours EC-Economics
Course Description:    Covers macroeconomic theory half of a one-year course in economics including central problems of economic society, supply, and demand; national income and product; saving, consumption, and investment; income determination; money supply and deposit creation; monetary and income analysis and alternative economic systems. (BSSD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and high school algebra or its equivalent or consent of department. Assessment level: MA 100/101/103. Three hours each week.
EC 201HM PRIN OF ECONOMICS I-HONORS 3 semester hours EC-Economics
Course Description:    Covers macroeconomic theory half of a one-year course in economics including central problems of economic society, supply, and demand; national income and product; saving, consumption, and investment; income determination; money supply and deposit creation; monetary and income analysis and alternative economic systems. (BSSD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and high school algebra or its equivalent or consent of department. Assessment level: MA 100/101/103. Three hours each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EC 202 PRIN OF ECONOMICS II 3 semester hours EC-Economics
Course Description:    Covers microeconomic theory half of a one-year course in economics including supply and demand; demand and utility; analysis of costs and long-run supply; problems of agriculture; profit maximization; imperfect competition; theory of production; pricing of factor inputs; interest; international trade; and current economic problems, such as poverty, affluence, race, cities, and polluted environment. (BSSD) (CE: R) PREREQUISITE: High school algebra or its equivalent or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
EC 202HC PRIN OF ECONOMICS II-HONORS 3 semester hours EC-Economics
Course Description:    Covers microeconomic theory half of a one-year course in economics including supply and demand; demand and utility; analysis of costs and long-run supply; problems of agriculture; profit maximization; imperfect competition; theory of production; pricing of factor inputs; interest; international trade; and current economic problems, such as poverty, affluence, race, cities, and polluted environment. (BSSD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and high school algebra or its equivalent or consent of department. Assessment level: MA 100/101/103. Three hours each week.
EC 202HM PRIN OF ECONOMICS II-HONORS 3 semester hours EC-Economics
Course Description:    Covers microeconomic theory half of a one-year course in economics including supply and demand; demand and utility; analysis of costs and long-run supply; problems of agriculture; profit maximization; imperfect competition; theory of production; pricing of factor inputs; interest; international trade; and current economic problems, such as poverty, affluence, race, cities, and polluted environment. (BSSD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and high school algebra or its equivalent or consent of department. Assessment level: MA 100/101/103. Three hours each week.
ED 050 PRAXIS I READ/WRITE TEST PREP No Credit ED-Education
Course Description:    Passing scores on Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (or another Maryland state-mandated basic skills assessment) are required to earn the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, as well as for entry into any teacher certification program in Maryland. This course is designed to help prepare students to successfully complete the reading and writing portions of the Praxis I. Reviews reading and writing skills necessary for the exam plus builds test-taking skills and strategies. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to one semester hour. One hour each week.
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ED 051 PRAXIS I MATH TEST PREP No Credit ED-Education
Course Description:    Passing scores on Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (or another Maryland state-mandated basic skills assessment) are required to earn the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, as well as for entry into any teacher certification program in Maryland. This course is designed to help prepare students to successfully complete the mathematics portion of the Praxis I. Reviews key mathematics concepts included in the exam plus builds test-taking skills and strategies. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 099/097, RD 120. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to one semester hour. One hour each week.
ED 101 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    This introductory course covers the historical, legal, philosophical, social, and practical aspects of American education. Students evaluate current educational trends, issues, and practices. They also explore teaching as a career and other career opportunities in contemporary education. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 101HM FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION-HON 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    This introductory course covers the historical, legal, philosophical, social, and practical aspects of American education. Students evaluate current educational trends, issues, and practices. They also explore teaching as a career and other career opportunities in contemporary education. PREREQUISITIES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
ED 102 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION 1 semester hour ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides a structured field-based experience for students to observe teachers and students in local public schools. Applying concepts learned in ED 101 or PE 203, students reflect on the teaching and learning process. Experiences in small group and individual instruction provide a transition from theory to practice. Attendance at on-campus and school site orientations required before beginning observations. PRE- or COREQUISITE: ED 101 or PE 203. Five hours lecture and thirty hours practicum each semester.
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ED 119 INTRO TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDU 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Covers curriculum modes, a teacher's roles, and family relationships. Topics include historical development, significant issues, current trends, ethics, and national standards in early childhood education. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 120 CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides students with the principles of child growth and development necessary to work in programs serving children from infancy through age eight. It emphasizes the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of children and their implications for developmentally appropriate teaching practices in educational settings. Attention is given to observation methods and their application in the completion of a case study of one child in a classroom environment. Students who pass the course with the final grade of "C" or better will receive 45 of the 90 classroom hours needed to become senior staff in programs licensed by the Office of Child Care Licensing and Regulations. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
ED 121 CURR PLAN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDU 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides the student with an overview of the principles of developmentally appropriate curriculum planning for programs serving children from infancy and pre-K through age five. Specifically, this course emphasizes activity planning, teaching methods, material selection, assessment techniques, and classroom management appropriate for use in early childhood programs. Attention is also given to staff and parent communication and community resources. Students who pass the course with the final grade of "C" or better will receive 45 of the 90 classroom hours needed to become senior staff in programs licensed by the Office of Child Care Licensing and Regulation. Fifteen hours of documented field experience in a birth-through five or pre-K program are required. PREREQUISITE: ED 120 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
ED 122 PRACTICUM EARLY CHILDHOOD EDU 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Experience in interacting with young children in a naturalistic setting; learning to identify children's learning interests and to adapt curriculum to children's needs; planning and implementing large and small group activities; practicing effective communication skills and class management skills; and evaluating a quality child care program. PREREQUISITE: ED 121. Fifteen hours lecture and 90 hours practicum.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 123 INFANT & TODDLER DEV/CURR PLAN 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Introduces the theory and practice of caring for infants and toddlers in a group setting. Topics include the significance of the early years; learning and development of infants and toddlers; socio-physical environment of group care setting; appropriate activities and interactions; and health, safety, and nutritional needs of infants and toddlers. Upon completion of this course, the student meets the coursework requirement for the position of infant/toddler senior staff in a child care center. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 124 SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Covers necessary elements for providing before-and-after school programs serving children ages 5 to 13; quality, standards, and care issues; the growth and development of 5- through 13-year-olds; teachers' roles and qualifications; working with families and communities. Topics also include activity planning, environment designing, scheduling, building relationships with children, guiding children's behavior, and caring for children with special needs. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 125 CHILD HEALTH/SFTY & NUTRITION 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Examines the health, safety, and nutritional needs of young children. Emphasizes common childhood illnesses and chronic conditions, health assessment tools and effective control measures; emergency care and first aid, safety management and practices; nutritional guidelines and activities. Offers opportunities for students to develop a curriculum that enhances children's education on health, safety, and nutrition. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 126 OBSERVE AND ASSESS OF CHILDREN 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides students with a broad set of observation and assessment tools and approaches. Covers guidelines and procedures of observation, documentation, and assessment. Emphasis is on analyzing and interpreting assessment results to enhance children's learning outcomes. Establishing partnerships with families and other professionals will be discussed. Students are required to do 15 hours of field experience. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 130 CARE INFANT & TODDLER DISABIL 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides an overview of a variety of disabling conditions and chronic illnesses that can afflict infants and toddlers. Students will learn about the care needs of these children, legal issues, parental issues, and child and family advocacy. This course will include sessions with health and education professionals from the community who specialize in specific disabling conditions. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
ED 140 INTRO TO SPECIAL EDUCATION 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Covers psychological, sociological, and medical characteristics of the exceptional learner: mental retardation, learning disabilities, emotional or behavioral disorders, communication disorders, hearing impairments, visual impairment, physical disabilities, and giftedness. Topics also include classroom practices, current issues and trends, history and legal aspects, multicultural and bilingual implications. PREREQUISITE: ED 101/102, ED 120, or PY 215. Three hours each week.
ED 141 FIELD EXP - SPECIAL EDUCATION 1 semester hour ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides a structured field-based experience for students to observe teachers and students in special education setting in local public schools. Applying concepts learned in ED 140, students reflect on teaching and learning with diverse student populations. Experiences in a small group and individual instruction provide a transition from theory to practice. Attendance at on-campus and school site orientations required before beginning observations. PRE- or COREQUISITE: ED 140. Five hours lecture and thirty hours practicum each semester.
ED 200 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    A survey of a variety of significant and exemplary children's literature for preschool through elementary school, with the emphasis on the evaluation and presentation of children's literature. The course offers opportunities for the student to develop activity plans that enhance children's language development and early literacy. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 205 METHODS OF TEACHING ELEM ED 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides an overview of teaching methodology for effective instruction in elementary classrooms. Opportunities will be provided for planning and practicing instruction based on a knowledge of the theory and research supporting the strategies and models used. Emphasis will be on developing the habit of reflective practice and fostering collaborative problem solving. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Teaching Methodology requirement for an initial certificate in Elementary Education. This course does not fulfill any requirements for the A.A.T. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 206 PRIN OF EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    This course is an introduction to tests and measurements in an educational setting. Students develop, use, and interpret classroom assessments, including tests, performance assessments, rating scales, portfolios, and observations. Basic standard setting, grading, testing ethics, locating and evaluating measures, program evaluation, and classroom research are also presented. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Assessment for Students requirement for an initial certificate in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education. This course also meets the MSDE Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques required for the initial certificate in Generic Special Education (Infant/Primary), Generic Special Education (Elementary/Middle), and Generic Special Education (Secondary/Adult). Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 207 METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    This course provides an overview of teaching methodology for effective instruction for prospective and noncertified secondary teachers. Students plan, design, and conduct instruction. Topics include theory and practices, research-based instructional models, multiculturalism, classroom management, and inclusion of students with special needs. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Teaching Methodology requirement for an initial certificate in Secondary Education. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 210 SCI/MATH FOR CHILDREN 2 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Science and mathematics concepts appropriate to the developmental levels of young children will be presented and analyzed. The student will develop curriculum activities and test these activities with young children to determine their usefulness in promoting logical thinking through interaction with concrete materials. PREREQUISITE: ED 121. Two hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 212 CREATIVE ARTS FOR CHILDREN 2 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Enables the student to comprehend the process by which the child develops a sense of creativity through music, movement, puppetry, language arts, and manipulation of open-ended materials. The focus will be on teaching methods and hands-on activities. The student will develop a curriculum that promotes children's creative thinking and expression. PREREQUISITE: ED 121. Two hours each week.
ED 213 SOCIAL-EMOTION DEV IN CHILDREN 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Enables the student to comprehend the process by which children develop social and emotional competence. The focus will be on the principles and techniques of a developmentally appropriate guidance approach, the role of adults and community in a child's social and emotional development, activity planning, and the ethical standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). PREREQUISITE: ED 121. Three hours each week.
ED 214 EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERSHIP 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Examines the leadership of early childhood programs that serve children from infancy through age eight. Topics include leadership theories, leadership traits and dispositions, leadership roles and styles, leadership skills and competencies, and connection between effective leadership and program quality in the context of early childhood education. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 215 ADMIN EARLY CHILD PROGRAMS 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Designed to provide students with management skills necessary to operate an early childhood center or school that serves children from infancy through age eight. Topics include program policies and procedures, government regulations, finance and budget, facility operation, personnel management, health and safety, accreditation systems, and program evaluation and improvement. PREREQUISITE: ED 121 or its equivalent. Three hours each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 216 PROCESSES & ACQUISITN READING 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Intended for the pre-service, undergraduate teacher candidate in early childhood, elementary, or special education. This course explores an instructional approach for teaching the literacy skills of speaking, reading, spelling, and writing. It also addresses fluency, comprehension, orthographic knowledge, and writing from an emergent to advanced level. Students examine how observation, documentation, interpretation, evaluation, and planning result in appropriate instruction based on children's strengths and needs. The course also focuses on the process of language development, including the impact of phonemic awareness and how the brain responds to reading acquisition. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in ED 140, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
ED 217 ELEM INSTRUCTION OF READING 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Designed to provide pre-service and in-service classroom teachers with the research-based best practices, techniques, and strategies in reading instruction. Learners will explore how observation, interpretation, and evaluation result in effective, efficient instructional planning for each of the stages of reading (literacy) development. Learners will focus on strategies for managing and allocating instructional time while developing the five components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) as they relate to the implementation of a comprehensive reading program. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Reading Instruction requirements for an initial certificate in Elementary Education. This course does not fulfill any requirements for the A.A.T. PREREQUISITE: ED 216 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
ED 218 MATERIALS FOR RDG INSTRUCTION 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Designed to allow pre-service and in-service classroom teachers to understand and use the findings of scientific research to select, evaluate, and compare instructional materials and programs for the teaching of reading. Learners will explore how to effectively and efficiently use various sources and programs in instructional planning for each of the stages of reading (literacy) development. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Reading Instruction requirements for an initial certificate in Elementary Education. This course does not fulfill any requirements for the A.A.T. PREREQUISITE: ED 216 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
ED 219 ASSESSMENT FOR RDG INSTRUCTION 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Designed to support pre-service and in-service teachers in becoming proficient users of classroom-based assessments and assessment data. Instruction focuses on the purpose of assessment, types of assessment tools, and the administration and use of valid, reliable formal and informal assessments of reading. Participants will show that they can use assessment data to guide instructional decisions. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Reading Instruction requirements for an initial certificate in Elementary Education. This course does not fulfill any requirements for the A.A.T. PREREQUISITE: ED 216 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 220 SEMINAR IN EC LDRSHP AND MGMT 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides students with opportunities to integrate and apply the concepts and skills acquired in ED 214 Early Childhood Leadership and ED 215 Administering Early Childhood Programs. Students will discuss the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation Criteria for Leadership and Management and use the criteria to evaluate early childhood programs. Other topics include ethical issues and NAEYC Code, technology, and professional development. Each student will also complete an experience-based project related to early childhood leadership and management. PREREQUISITES: ED 214 and ED 215. Thirty (30) hours of lecture and forty-five (45) hours of field experience. Three hours each week.
EE 140 INTRO PROG CONCEPTS FOR ENGR 2 semester hours EE-Electrical Engineering
Course Description:    Principles of software development, high-level languages, input/output, data types and variables, operators and expressions, program selection, repetition, functions, arrays, strings, introduction to algorithms, software projects, debugging, and documentation. Programs will use the C language. PREREQUISITE: MA 180. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Two hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week.
EE 140L INTRO PROG CONCEPTS FOR ENGR No Credit EE-Electrical Engineering
Course Description:    Laboratory component of EE 140.
EE 150 INTER PROG CONCEPTS FOR ENGR 3 semester hours EE-Electrical Engineering
Course Description:    Intermediate principles of software development: high-level languages, object-oriented design, documentation, data structures, graphs, dynamic memory allocation, software development for applications in electrical and computer engineering; software development in teams. Programs will use the C and Java languages. PREREQUISITES: A grade of C or better in EE 140 or consent of instructor, and MA 181. Three hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EE 150L INTER PROG CONCEPTS FOR ENGR No Credit EE-Electrical Engineering
Course Description:    Laboratory component of EE 150.
EE 207 ELECTRIC CIRCUITS 4 semester hours EE-Electrical Engineering
Course Description:    Design, analysis, simulation, construction and evaluation of electric circuits. Covers basic concepts of electrical engineering such as terminal relationships; applications of Kirchhoff's laws to simple resistive circuits; solution of resistor networks using mesh and node analysis and Thevenin and Norton's theorems; transient analysis of first and second-order circuits; DC and AC steady state analysis; frequency response and transfer functions; ideal op-amp circuits and diode and transistor circuits. PREREQUISITE: PH 262. PRE- or COREQUISITE: MA 282. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
EE 207L ELECTRIC CIRCUITS No Credit EE-Electrical Engineering
Course Description:    Laboratory component of EE 207.
EE 222 ELEM OF DISC SIGNAL ANALYSIS 4 semester hours EE-Electrical Engineering
Course Description:    Introduction to discrete-time and continuous-time signals. Topics covered include sampling, linear transformations, discrete Fourier Transform and its properties/applications, Fourier Series, and discrete-time linear filters and their applications. Example problems in the context of electrical engineering applications are solved using a variety of software tools, including structured programming and high-level computational packages such as MATLAB. PREREQUISITE: EE 140. COREQUISITE: MA 182 or higher. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EE 222L ELEM OF DISC SIGNAL ANALYSIS No Credit EE-Electrical Engineering
Course Description:    Laboratory component of EE 222.
EE 244 DIGITAL LOGIC DESIGN 3 semester hours EE-Electrical Engineering
Course Description:    This course is designed to introduce sophomores in electrical engineering to basic principles and design procedures of digital systems at the gate and chip levels. (G and R only) PREREQUISITE: ES 100 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
EE 245 DIGITAL CIRCUITS & SYSTEMS LAB 2 semester hours EE-Electrical Engineering
Course Description:    Introduction to basic measurement techniques and electrical laboratory equipment such as design, construction, and characterization of digital circuits containing logic gates, sequential elements, oscillators, and digital integrated circuits; introduction to digital design and simulation with the Verilog Hardware Description Language (HDL). PREREQUISITES: PH 262, EE 244, and a grade of C or better in EE 150 or CS 204. One hour lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
EE 245L DIGITAL CIRCUITS & SYSTEMS LAB No Credit EE-Electrical Engineering
Course Description:    Laboratory component of EE 245.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EL 101 AMERICAN ENG LANGUAGE I No Credit EL-American English Language
Course Description:    The first course for American English Language Program (AELP) students in a sequence of four courses designed to teach academic writing of American English. Emphasis on parts of speech, basic sentence patterns, and appropriate use of verb tenses. PREREQUISITE: Placement by testing required by the College of non-native speakers of English. Additional laboratory required. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to 5 semester hours. Five hours each week.
EL 102 AMERICAN ENG LANGUAGE II No Credit EL-American English Language
Course Description:    The second course for AELP students in a sequence of four courses designed to teach academic writing of American English. Emphasis on appropriate use of a variety of sentence structures, complex verb forms, modifiers, and punctuation, and on the writing of sentences in context. PREREQUISITE: EL 101 with a grade of C or better or placement by testing required by the College of non-native speakers of English. Additional laboratory required. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to 5 semester hours. Five hours each week.
EL 103 AMERICAN ENG LANGUAGE III No Credit EL-American English Language
Course Description:    The third course for AELP students in a sequence of four courses designed to teach academic writing of American English. Competence in writing unified and coherent paragraphs is developed through intensive grammar review and extensive composition exercises. PREREQUISITE: EL 102 with a grade of C or better or placement by testing required by the College of non-native speakers of English. Additional laboratory required. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to 5 semester hours. Five hours each week.
EL 104 AMERICAN ENGLISH LANG IV No Credit EL-American English Language
Course Description:    The fourth course for AELP students in a sequence of four courses designed to teach academic writing of American English. An advanced composition course for non-native speakers of English whose proficiency in English is substantial. Emphasis on the stages of the writing process including editing, revising, and the use of major patterns of organization. May not be taken as a substitute for EN 101 or EN 101A. PREREQUISITE: EL103 with a grade of C or better or placement by testing required by the College for non-native speakers of English. PRE- or COREQUISITES: EL 110 and RD 103. Additional laboratory required. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to 5 semester hours. Five hours each week.
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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EL 110 SPOKEN AMERICAN ENGLISH No Credit EL-American English Language
Course Description:    Emphasizes the development and use of language skills necessary for understanding others and expressing oneself orally in American English in academic, professional, and social contexts. The course includes vocabulary development, practice with appropriate language structures, and discussion of important aspects of cross-cultural communication. PREREQUISITE: SP 102 with a grade of C or better or placement by testing required by the College of non-native speakers of English. PRE- or COREQUISITES: EL 102 and RD 102, or placement by testing required by the College for non-native speakers of English. Additional laboratory required. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to 5 semester hours. Five hours each week.
EL 111 ADV SPOKEN AMERICAN ENGLISH No Credit EL-American English Language
Course Description:    A course in advanced speaking and listening skills in English, with emphasis on presenting, comprehending, and responding to oral argument and other types of academic discourse. Within this framework, the course expands students' vocabulary in a variety of academic and professional fields and enhances note-taking skills. PREREQUISITE: EL 110 or placement by testing required by the College of non-native speakers of English. PRE- or COREQUISITE: EL 103 or RD 103, or placement by testing required by the College for non-native speakers of English. Additional laboratory required. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to 5 semester hours. Five hours each week.
EN 001 BASIC ENGLISH I No Credit EN-English
Course Description:    A developmental course designed to improve writing skills, starting at the sentence and paragraph level. This course emphasizes writing correct sentences with a variety of structures and combining techniques, well-developed paragraphs, and multi-paragraph essays. Students will also study grammar, usage, mechanics, and punctuation. Students are required to submit a final portfolio that meets department requirements. EN 001 is intended for native speakers of English who need further preparation prior to taking credit courses in English. PREREQUISITE: An Accuplacer English score of 0-79.9. PRE- or COREQUISITE: RD 095 (which requires an Accuplacer reading score of 53-65) except for those students exempt from this requirement by initial placement testing. New and continuing students with reading scores below the RD 095 level are not eligible for EN 001. Lecture hours will be used for calculating student load and tuition (five hours each week, plus required laboratory work).
EN 002 BASIC ENGLISH II No Credit EN-English
Course Description:    A developmental course designed to improve writing skills, starting at the essay level. This course emphasizes writing multi-paragraph essays. Students will also study grammar, usage, mechanics, and punctuation. Students are required to submit a final portfolio that meets department requirements. EN 002 is intended for native speakers of English who need further preparation prior to taking credit courses in English. PREREQUISITE: Completion of EN 001 with a grade of C or an Accuplacer English score of 80-89.9. PRE- or COREQUISITE: RD 095 (which requires an Accuplacer reading score of 53-65), except for those students exempted from this requirement by initial placement testing. New and continuing students with reading scores below the RD 095 level are not eligible for EN 002. Lecture hours will be used for calculating student load and tuition (five hours each week, plus required laboratory work).
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 101 INTRO TO COLLEGE WRITING 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to college writing. The first of two sequential freshman composition courses, this course emphasizes the process of critical thinking, reading, and writing. Student writing progresses from a personal to an academic perspective. Students write for different audiences and purposes using a variety of rhetorical strategies. Students write in response to reading and are introduced to standard documentation procedures. Students are required to submit a final portfolio that meets department requirements. (CE) PREREQUISITE: Placement through assessment testing, successful completion of Basic English (EN 001 or EN 002 with a grade of A), or completion of EL 104 with a grade of C or better. Assessment level: RD 120. Three hours each week.
EN 101A INTRO TO COLLEGE WRITING 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    EN 101A teaches students the same skills as EN 101 but provides additional time for grammar and mechanics review. PREREQUISITE: Placement through assessment testing, successful completion of Basic English (EN 001 or EN 002 with a grade of B or better), or completion of EL 104 with a grade of C or better. Assessment level: RD 120. For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to five semester hours. Five hours each week.
EN 102 CRIT READ/WRITE/RESEARCH 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Studies in argumentation and research. A second of two sequential freshman composition courses, this course is designed to help students learn to identify, critically read, analyze and evaluate, and write arguments using logic and appropriate rhetorical techniques. Students construct thesis-driven academic essays, synthesizing and incorporating the words and ideas of others and using formal documentation. Students learn to identify audience as well as employ effective tone, word choice, and sentence patterns. (ENGF) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours each week.
EN 102HC CRIT READ/WRITE/RESEARCH-HONOR 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Studies in argumentation and research. A second of two sequential freshman composition courses, this course is designed to help students learn to identify, critically read, analyze and evaluate, and write arguments using logic and appropriate rhetorical techniques. Students construct thesis-driven academic essays, synthesizing and incorporating the words and ideas of others and using formal documentation. Students learn to identify audience as well as employ effective tone, word choice, and sentence patterns. (ENGF) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 102HM CRIT READ/WRITE/RESEARCH-HONOR 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Studies in argumentation and research. A second of two sequential freshman composition courses, this course is designed to help students learn to identify, critically read, analyze and evaluate, and write arguments using logic and appropriate rhetorical techniques. Students construct thesis-driven academic essays, synthesizing and incorporating the words and ideas of others and using formal documentation. Students learn to identify audience as well as employ effective tone, word choice, and sentence patterns. (ENGF) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours each week.
EN 105 PRINCIPLES OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A study of the various aspects of English grammar, such as sentence structure, agreement, tenses, pronoun reference, and punctuation, to increase students' knowledge of the English language and to enhance their writing capabilities. Three hours each week.
EN 107 COLLEGE VOCABULARY DEVEL 2 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Intended to expand vocabulary development to improve writing and reading efficiency for effective communication skills. Emphasis placed on affixes, roots, contextual clues, lexical training, and phonic and structural analyses of words. Thirty hours lecture over an eight-week period.
EN 109 CRIT READ/WRITE/RSRCH AT WORK 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Studies in argumentation and research in the workplace. A second of two sequential freshman composition courses, this course is designed to help students understand the processes and products associated with writing used in technology and business. Emphasis will be on the writing process, including writing to different audiences and supporting claims persuasively with appropriate evidence and detail. Students will write a variety of reports, documentation, and proposals, employing a range of stylistic options. The course will include an introduction to the rules for integrating visual aids into technical documents and a major research project focusing on developing an appropriate research question, conducting scholarly research, and incorporating information into writing with the proper conventions of citation. (ENGF) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 109HC CRIT READ/WRITE/RSRCH WORK-HON 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Studies in argumentation and research in the workplace. A second of two sequential freshman composition courses, this course is designed to help students understand the processes and products associated with writing used in technology and business. Emphasis will be on the writing process, including writing to different audiences and supporting claims persuasively with appropriate evidence and detail. Students will write a variety of reports, documentation, and proposals, employing a range of stylistic options. The course will include an introduction to the rules for integrating visual aids into technical documents and a major research project focusing on developing an appropriate research question, conducting scholarly research, and incorporating information into writing with the proper conventions of citation. (ENGF) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours each week.
EN 109HM CRIT READ/WRITE/RSRCH WORK-HON 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Studies in argumentation and research in the workplace. A second of two sequential freshman composition courses, this course is designed to help students understand the processes and products associated with writing used in technology and business. Emphasis will be on the writing process, including writing to different audiences and supporting claims persuasively with appropriate evidence and detail. Students will write a variety of reports, documentation, and proposals, employing a range of stylistic options. The course will include an introduction to the rules for integrating visual aids into technical documents and a major research project focusing on developing an appropriate research question, conducting scholarly research, and incorporating information into writing with the proper conventions of citation. (ENGF) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours each week.
EN 111 INTRO TO JOURNALISM 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to the fundamentals of journalism and the state of the industry, with emphasis on gathering and interpreting news, writing news and feature stories, interviewing, and the media law and ethics. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 111HC INTRO TO JOURNALISM-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to the fundamentals of journalism and the state of the industry, with emphasis on gathering and interpreting news, writing news and feature stories, interviewing, and the media law and ethics. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 111HM INTRO TO JOURNALISM-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to the fundamentals of journalism and the state of the industry, with emphasis on gathering and interpreting news, writing news and feature stories, interviewing, and the media law and ethics. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Two hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 122 INTRO TO WORLD MYTHOLOGY 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to world mythology across a range of periods and cultures. This is an interdisciplinary reading course of special relevance to students of psychology, anthropology, art, history, literature, and religion. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD[M]) Assessment level: RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 125 TECH OF PROOFREAD/EDITNG 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    For students in or preparing for careers that require them to proofread or edit material written by others. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental concepts of proofreading and editing, including copy marking, levels of editing, and procedures. PREREQUISITES: A grade of C or better in EN 101 and EN 105, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
EN 190 INTRO TO LITERATURE 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to the study of literary forms, including fiction, essays, poetry, and drama with an emphasis on understanding literature as an integral part of intellectual development. Students learn to apply critical thinking skills as they read, analyze, interpret, and respond to texts in class discussions, projects, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 190HC INTRO TO LITERATURE-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to the study of literary forms, including fiction, essays, poetry, and drama with an emphasis on understanding literature as an integral part of intellectual development. Students learn to apply critical thinking skills as they read, analyze, interpret, and respond to texts in class discussions, projects, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 190HM INTRO TO LITERATURE-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to the study of literary forms, including fiction, essays, poetry, and drama with an emphasis on understanding literature as an integral part of intellectual development. Students learn to apply critical thinking skills as they read, analyze, interpret, and respond to texts in class discussions, projects, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 200 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An exploration of the literature of a particular region, author, period of genre. The course provides an evaluation of representative texts, an assessment of literary techniques and strategies, and a consideration of the historical, political, and cultural impact of the chosen literary topic. For regional literatures, foreign or domestic travel may be an optional component of the course. Letter designators in the schedule of classes will indicate the specific topic to be covered in a given semester. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101/101A, or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 201 INTRO TO WORLD LIT I 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to world literature from antiquity through the mid-17th century, including oral traditions, poetry, fiction, the essay, and drama. Emphasis is placed on key ideas that express the commonality of the human spirit and experience across cultures. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 201HC INTRO TO WORLD LIT I-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to world literature from antiquity through the mid-17th century, including oral traditions, poetry, fiction, the essay, and drama. Emphasis is placed on key ideas that express the commonality of the human spirit and experience across cultures. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 201HM INTRO TO WORLD LIT I-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to world literature from antiquity through the mid-17th century, including oral traditions, poetry, fiction, the essay, and drama. Emphasis is placed on key ideas that express the commonality of the human spirit and experience across cultures. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 202 INTRO TO WORLD LIT II 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to world literature from the mid-17th century to the present, including oral traditions, poetry, fiction, the essay, and drama. Emphasis is placed on key ideas that express the commonality of the human spirit and experience across cultures. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. Students may enroll in EN 202 without having taken EN 201. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 202HA INTRO TO WORLD LIT II-HONORS 1.5 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to world literature from the mid-17th century to the present, including oral traditions, poetry, fiction, the essay, and drama. Emphasis is placed on key ideas that express the commonality of the human spirit and experience across cultures. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion or at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 202HB INTRO TO WORLD LIT II-HONORS 1.5 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to world literature from the mid-17th century to the present, including oral traditions, poetry, fiction, the essay, and drama. Emphasis is placed on key ideas that express the commonality of the human spirit and experience across cultures. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion or at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 202HC INTRO TO WORLD LIT II-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to world literature from the mid-17th century to the present, including oral traditions, poetry, fiction, the essay, and drama. Emphasis is placed on key ideas that express the commonality of the human spirit and experience across cultures. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. Students may enroll in EN 202 without having taken EN 201. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion or at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 202HM INTRO TO WORLD LIT II-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to world literature from the mid-17th century to the present, including oral traditions, poetry, fiction, the essay, and drama. Emphasis is placed on key ideas that express the commonality of the human spirit and experience across cultures. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. Students may enroll in EN 202 without having taken EN 201. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion or at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 204 INTRO TO ASIAN AMERICAN LIT 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    This survey course examines the evolution of a body of literature known as Asian American literature, from its beginnings at the turn of the 20th century to the present. The course will examine the literary works of Asian American writers, mainly in fiction and poetry, in its literary, historical, cultural, social and political contexts. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: EN 101/101A or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 208 WOMEN IN LITERATURE 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to literature by and about women from a multicultural perspective, focusing on women's diverse experiences and backgrounds. Representative texts are studied in their historical and sociopolitical contexts. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 208HC WOMEN IN LITERATURE-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to literature by and about women from a multicultural perspective, focusing on women's diverse experiences and backgrounds. Representative texts are studied in their historical and sociopolitical contexts. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of a least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 208HM WOMEN IN LITERATURE-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to literature by and about women from a multicultural perspective, focusing on women's diverse experiences and backgrounds. Representative texts are studied in their historical and sociopolitical contexts. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of a least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 209 THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of major books of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures considered from literary and historical point of view. Major attention is devoted to themes, symbols, and archetypes that have influenced subsequent literature. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 210 AMER LIT OF NATURE/ENVIRONMENT 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of American nature and environmental literature, including journals, essays, narratives, and poems, with an emphasis on the interrelationship between nature and culture, the impact of the landscape on personal and social identity, and the symbolic value of the wilderness. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 210HC AMER LIT NATURE/ENVIRON-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of American nature and environmental literature, including journals, essays, narratives, and poems, with an emphasis on the interrelationship between nature and culture, the impact of the landscape on personal and social identity, and the symbolic value of the wilderness. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 210HM AMER LIT NATURE/ENVIRON-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of American nature and environmental literature, including journals, essays, narratives, and poems, with an emphasis on the interrelationship between nature and culture, the impact of the landscape on personal and social identity, and the symbolic value of the wilderness. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 211 SURVEY OF AMER LIT I 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of American Literature from its beginnings through the mid-19th century, focusing on representative works in poetry, fiction, the essay, drama and/or oral traditions studied in the context of the multicultural American experience. The course introduces recurrent themes in the scope of American literature and culture. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 211HM SURVEY OF AMER LIT I-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of American Literature from its beginnings through the mid-19th century, focusing on representative works in poetry, fiction, the essay, drama and/or oral traditions studied in the context of the multicultural American experience. The course introduces recurrent themes in the scope of American literature and culture. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 212 SURVEY OF AMER LIT II 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of American literature from the mid-19th century to the present, focusing on representative works in poetry, fiction, the essay, drama and/or oral traditions studies in the context of the multicultural American experience. The course introduces recurrent themes in the scope of American literature and culture. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. Students may enroll in EN 212 without having taken EN 211. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 212HC SURVEY OF AMER LIT II-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of American literature from the mid-19th century to the present, focusing on representative works in poetry, fiction, the essay, drama and/or oral traditions studies in the context of the multicultural American experience. The course introduces recurrent themes in the scope of American literature and culture. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 212HM SURVEY OF AMER LIT II-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of American literature from the mid-19th century to the present, focusing on representative works in poetry, fiction, the essay, drama and/or oral traditions studies in the context of the multicultural American experience. The course introduces recurrent themes in the scope of American literature and culture. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. Students may enroll in EN 212HM without having taken EN 211HM. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 213 SURVEY OF BRIT LIT I 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of British literature, including prose, poetry, and drama, from it beginnings circa the 9th century through the mid-18th century. Representative works of major authors are studied in their literary, historical, and sociopolitical contexts. The course introduces recurrent themes in the scope of British literature and culture. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 213HC SURVEY OF BRIT LIT I-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of British literature, including prose, poetry, and drama, from it beginnings circa the 9th century through the mid-18th century. Representative works of major authors are studied in their literary, historical, and sociopolitical contexts. The course introduces recurrent themes in the scope of British literature and culture. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 213HM SURVEY OF BRIT LIT I-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of British literature, including prose, poetry, and drama, from it beginnings circa the 9th century through the mid-18th century. Representative works of major authors are studied in their literary, historical, and sociopolitical contexts. The course introduces recurrent themes in the scope of British literature and culture. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 214 SURVEY OF BRIT LIT II 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of British literature, including prose, poetry, and drama, from the mid-18th century to the present. Representative works of major authors are studied in their literary, historical, and sociopolitical contexts. The course introduces recurrent themes in the scope of British literature and culture. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. Students may enroll in EN 214 without having taken EN 213. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 214HC SURVEY OF BRIT LIT II-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of British literature, including prose, poetry, and drama, from the mid-18th century to the present. Representative works of major authors are studied in their literary, historical, and sociopolitical contexts. The course introduces recurrent themes in the scope of British literature and culture. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. Students may enroll in EN 214HC without having taken EN 213HC. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 214HM SURVEY OF BRIT LIT II-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of British literature, including prose, poetry, and drama, from the mid-18th century to the present. Representative works of major authors are studied in their literary, historical, and sociopolitical contexts. The course introduces recurrent themes in the scope of British literature and culture. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. Students may enroll in EN 214HM without having taken EN 213HM. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 215 MASTERPIECES OF ASIAN LIT 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Epics, drama, poetry, stories, novels, and essays of Near East, Southeast, and Far East Asia. Students read basic texts for class discussion and prepare papers in areas with special appeal to themselves. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 216 THE AMERICAN NOVEL 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An examination of the American novel from its origins to the present. Texts representative of the multicultural American experience are studied in their historical, cultural, critical, and aesthetic contexts. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to novels in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 216HC THE AMERICAN NOVEL-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An examination of the American novel from its origins to the present. Texts representative of the multicultural American experience are studied in their historical, cultural, critical, and aesthetic contexts. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to novels in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 216HM THE AMERICAN NOVEL-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An examination of the American novel from its origins to the present. Texts representative of the multicultural American experience are studied in their historical, cultural, critical, and aesthetic contexts. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to novels in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 217 LITERATURE OF HOLOCAUST 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Examines the experience of the Holocaust through poetry, drama, the novel, and the diary. Emphasis on the literary responses of individual survivors and of witnesses, and the literature of atrocity the Holocaust evoked. Historical background helpful, but not required.(HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 217HC LITERATURE OF HOLOCAUST-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Examines the experience of the Holocaust through poetry, drama, the novel, and the diary. Emphasis on the literary responses of individual survivors and of witnesses, and the literature of atrocity the Holocaust evoked. Historical background helpful, but not required.(HUMD[M])PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 217HM LITERATURE OF HOLOCAUST-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Examines the experience of the Holocaust through poetry, drama, the novel, and the diary. Emphasis on the literary responses of individual survivors and of witnesses, and the literature of atrocity the Holocaust evoked. Historical background helpful, but not required.(HUMD[M])PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 218 INTRO TO CREAT WRIT FICT 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A foundation course in the forms and techniques of short story writing. Special attention is given to point of view, plot, characterization, setting, and atmosphere in standard and experimental modes in the pursuit of establishing each student's style and expression. Extensive class discussion of fiction of proven merit and student writing. Designed for students who have fully mastered basic writing skills and who are literate writers but who have written little or no fiction previously. One college-level literature course or extensive previous outside reading of fiction is desirable. (ARTD) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 218HC INTRO TO CREAT WRIT FICT-HONOR 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A foundation course in the forms and techniques of short story writing. Special attention is given to point of view, plot, characterization, setting, and atmosphere in standard and experimental modes in the pursuit of establishing each student's style and expression. Extensive class discussion of fiction of proven merit and student writing. Designed for students who have fully mastered basic writing skills and who are literate writers but who have written little or no fiction previously. One college-level literature course or extensive previous outside reading of fiction is desirable. (ARTD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 218HM INTRO TO CREAT WRIT FICT-HONOR 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A foundation course in the forms and techniques of short story writing. Special attention is given to point of view, plot, characterization, setting, and atmosphere in standard and experimental modes in the pursuit of establishing each student's style and expression. Extensive class discussion of fiction of proven merit and student writing. Designed for students who have fully mastered basic writing skills and who are literate writers but who have written little or no fiction previously. One college-level literature course or extensive previous outside reading of fiction is desirable. (ARTD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 219 ADV CREAT WRIT/FICT 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An advanced workshop designed to raise a student's work to a professional level for eventual publication. Manuscripts are analyzed in class discussion with emphasis on the finer elements of narrative, characterization, dialogue, and pacing. Techniques of novella and novel writing are presented. The work of established mainstream and genre writers is also scrutinized to heighten awareness of various literary approaches. PREREQUISITE: EN 218 or the equivalent or consent of instructor based upon a writing sample. May not be taken concurrently with other fiction writing courses. May be repeated for credit. Three hours each week.
EN 219HC ADV CREAT WRIT/FICT-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An advanced workshop designed to raise a student's work to a professional level for eventual publication. Manuscripts are analyzed in class discussion with emphasis on the finer elements of narrative, characterization, dialogue, and pacing. Techniques of novella and novel writing are presented. The work of established mainstream and genre writers is also scrutinized to heighten awareness of various literary approaches. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and EN 218. May not be taken concurrently with other fiction writing courses. May be repeated for credit. Three hours each week.
EN 219HM ADV CREAT WRIT/FICT-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An advanced workshop designed to raise a student's work to a professional level for eventual publication. Manuscripts are analyzed in class discussion with emphasis on the finer elements of narrative, characterization, dialogue, and pacing. Techniques of novella and novel writing are presented. The work of established mainstream and genre writers is also scrutinized to heighten awareness of various literary approaches. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and EN 218. May not be taken concurrently with other fiction writing courses. May be repeated for credit. Three hours each week.
EN 220 FILM & LITERATURE 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A comparative study of films and the literary sources upon which they are based. Special attention is given to the practical and theoretical problems of adapting literature to film and the basic differences between the two. The course explores how character development, plot, narrative, symbols, and language are translated from literary texts to film, and considers the limitations of film adaptation. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (ARTD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A, or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week, plus film viewings.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 220HM FILM & LITERATURE-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A comparative study of films and the literary sources upon which they are based. Special attention is given to the practical and theoretical problems of adapting literature to film and the basic differences between the two. The course explores how character development, plot, narrative, symbols, and language are translated from literary texts to film, and considers the limitations of film adaptation. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (ARTD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week, plus film viewings.
EN 221 THE SHORT STORY 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A study of the short story in world literature with emphasis on the literary form. Students will examine the basic elements of fiction as they appear in short stories. Concentration will be on the literary analysis of short stories from a variety of critical perspectives. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 221HC THE SHORT STORY-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A study of the short story in world literature with emphasis on the literary form. Students will examine the basic elements of fiction as they appear in short stories. Concentration will be on the literary analysis of short stories from a variety of critical perspectives. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 221HM THE SHORT STORY-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A study of the short story in world literature with emphasis on the literary form. Students will examine the basic elements of fiction as they appear in short stories. Concentration will be on the literary analysis of short stories from a variety of critical perspectives. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 223 INTRO TO CREAT WRIT POETRY 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Designed to provide students a foundation for understanding the forms, techniques, and aesthetics of poetry writing in order that they may develop their skills. Emphasis will be on both traditional and contemporary modes to establish each student's style of expression and understanding of the craft. Students' poems, the poems of their peers, and poetry of proven merit will be discussed in a workshop setting. (ARTD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of instructor based on a writing sample. Three hours each week.
EN 223HM INTRO TO CREAT WRIT POETRY-HON 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Designed to provide students a foundation for understanding the forms, techniques, and aesthetics of poetry writing in order that they may develop their skills. Emphasis will be on both traditional and contemporary modes to establish each student's style of expression and understanding of the craft. Students' poem, the poems of their peers, and poetry of proven merit will be discussed in a workshop setting. (ARTD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
EN 224 ADV CREATIVE WRITING - POETRY 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Develops further the writing skills of those students who have demonstrated the ability to write poetry of merit. Students study in depth two modern poets in order to recognize style and thematic patterns. Students' poems will be critiqued in a workshop setting. PREREQUISITE: EN 223 or consent of instructor based on a portfolio of student work. Three hours each week.
EN 226 SURVEY AFRICAN AMERICAN LIT I 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of African American literature from its earliest beginnings to the Harlem Renaissance, including vernacular tradition, spirituals, folk tales, slave and emancipation narratives, poetry, speeches, fiction, non-fiction and drama. This course emphasizes the trends, patterns and historical incidents that have influenced recurrent themes in African American literature. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 227 SURVEY AFRICAN AMERICAN LIT II 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of African American literature from the Harlem Renaissance to the present, including poetry, speeches, blues, jazz, hip-hop, fiction, non-fiction, and drama. This course emphasizes the trends, patterns, and historical incidents that have influenced recurrent themes in African American literature. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. Students may enroll in EN 227 without having taken EN 226. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 230 INTRO TO MODERN DRAMA 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to modern drama from the late 19th century to the present, including representative works in realism, naturalism, expressionism, the absurd, and post-modern and post-colonial forms. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 230HM INTRO TO MODERN DRAMA-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    An introduction to modern drama from the late 19th century to the present, including representative works in realism, naturalism, expressionism, the absurd, and post-modern and post-colonial forms. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
EN 231 INTRO TO MODERN POETRY 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    A survey of poetry from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century that characterizes the Modernist style. Representative texts are studied in their literary, historical, and sociopolitical contexts. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101A or EN 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EN 240 ORGN/DEV TECH DOCUMNT 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    For students in or preparing for careers that require preparation, editing, or production of technical documents of significant length. Students examine the roles and functions of managers, reviewers, editors, and writers throughout the document development cycle and study tools and techniques appropriate to each role. By studying relationships among functions, tools, and techniques, students will be able to assess and recommend procedures and policies for developing documents in the workplace. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 109 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
EN 240HC ORGN/DEV TECH DOCUMNT-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    For students in or preparing for careers that require preparation, editing, or production of technical documents of significant length. Students examine the roles and functions of managers, reviewers, editors, and writers throughout the document development cycle and study tools and techniques appropriate to each role. By studying relationships among functions, tools, and techniques, students will be able to assess and recommend procedures and policies for developing documents in the workplace. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and a grade of C or better in EN 109 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
EN 240HM ORGN/DEV TECH DOCUMNT-HONORS 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    For students in or preparing for careers that requires preparation, editing, or production of technical documents of significant length. Students examine the roles and functions of managers, reviewers, editors, and writers throughout the document development cycle and study tools and techniques appropriate to each role. By studying relationships among functions, tools, and techniques, students will be able to assess and recommend procedures and policies for developing documents in the workplace. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and a grade of C or better in EN 109 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
EN 245 NEWS WRITING 3 semester hours EN-English
Course Description:    Develops writing skills for print news and news-feature stories. Students will work on story organization, style, and readability. The course will also include discussions on news gathering, interviewing and copyediting for accuracy and readability. PREREQUISITE: EN 111 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EP 101 PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY MGMT 3 semester hours EP-Emergency Preparedness
Course Description:    Provides an overview of the characteristics, functions, and resources of an integrated system, as well as information on how various emergency management services (fire personnel, police, security, health care providers, etc.) work together in a system of resources and capabilities. Emphasis will be placed on how this system is applied to all hazards for all government levels, across the four phases and all functions of emergency management. It includes the role of national, regional, and local services in a variety of disasters. This course is intended for a broad audience including personnel in public service, emergency fields, health care facilities, first responders, and others having an interest in gaining a working knowledge of emergency preparedness. (TP/SS only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
EP 102 EMERGENCY PLANNING 3 semester hours EP-Emergency Preparedness
Course Description:    Introduces students to the process and practice of emergency planning. Examines the concepts of writing an emergency operating plan and the elements necessary for inclusion in the plan (all-risk hazard planning). This course is designed for persons who are involved in developing an effective emergency planning system and offers training in the fundamentals of the emergency planning process, including the rationale behind planning. The focus is on an effective all-hazard emergency planning operations planning process to save lives and protect property threatened by disaster. PREREQUISITE: EP 101. Three hours each week.
EP 103 EMERGENCY RESPONSE & RECOVERY 3 semester hours EP-Emergency Preparedness
Course Description:    Examines the necessary components required for incident response and recovery. Provides an overview of the various types of disasters that may occur, the myriad of actors that are involved in emergency management, and the diverse theoretical frameworks from which post-disaster activities may be approached. Topics will include rapid situation assessment, special population needs, sources of outside help, and continuity of local government operations. The course will emphasize the role of human services organizations in providing assistance to people and communities affected by disasters in the immediate aftermath and for long-term recovery, as well as the roles and responsibilities of local, state, and federal officials and public service, private sector, and voluntary organizations. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: EP 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
EP 104 INCIDENT MGMT SYSTEM EOC INT 3 semester hours EP-Emergency Preparedness
Course Description:    Overview of incident command, its role in emergency management, and how incident command and the emergency operations center interface to manage an emergency situation. Includes organization and staffing, organizing for incidents and events, incident resource management, air operations, and incident planning. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: EP 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EP 105 HAZARD MITIGATION AND PREP 3 semester hours EP-Emergency Preparedness
Course Description:    Introduces the major principles involved in preparing for and mitigating the impacts of hazards in the context of emergency management. Examines the role of the federal, state, and local governments in developing and carrying out hazard mitigation and preparedness policies, as well as the role that the private sector can play in protecting economic vitality. Characteristics of various hazards, both natural and manmade, that can affect our communities are investigated. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: EP 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
EP 106 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY MGMT 3 semester hours EP-Emergency Preparedness
Course Description:    Explores the pervasive relationship of public health in emergency management. The course covers the role of state and federal agencies, the role of public health in local planning, and the response needed for natural, accidental, and intentional emergency events. Examines emergency surveillance and information systems; training and evaluation; the changing and unique role of the public health field in emergency management through integration with traditional emergency pre-education of professional and public communities. (TP/SS only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
EP 107 TECHNOLOGY IN EMERGENCY MGMT 3 semester hours EP-Emergency Preparedness
Course Description:    Provides an introduction and overview of the application of technology in emergency management. Students learn how to utilize technology in the support of emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts and the key elements that must be in place for technology to enhance the emergency management process. Examples of current and emerging technology applications are illustrated along with an explanation of critical issues that are a part of the technology application. Special issues and problems associated with the use of technology in emergency management are examined and strategies to overcome these issues and problems are outlined. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: EP 101. Three hours each week.
EP 110 INTRO TO HOMELAND SECURITY 3 semester hours EP-Emergency Preparedness
Course Description:    Provides an interdisciplinary perspective about terrorism, terrorist behavior, homeland security policies, and challenges from an all-hazards perspective. Threats to homeland security, including natural and technological disasters, as well as intentional threats of domestic and international terrorism, including weapons of mass destruction, are examined. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of terrorism and disasters, the threats posed by each, and the responses to those threats, as well as those that will be faced in the future. (TP/SS only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EP 201 CRIT INCIDENT DISASTER STRESS 3 semester hours EP-Emergency Preparedness
Course Description:    Course provides an overview of stress reactions as applied to victims and rescuers and prepares the student to focus in the direct response, operations, and management of critical incidents. This course also provides a specific focus on stress and reactions, post traumatic stress disorder, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) as applied to specific organizations and individuals. Community challenges and dilemmas faced by emergency management agencies and government officials, as well as the physical and mental health of responding professionals, are explored. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: EP 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
EP 202 TERRORISM AND EMERGENCY MGMT 3 semester hours EP-Emergency Preparedness
Course Description:    Explores the role of emergency management in response to the growing threat of domestic and international terrorism. Introduces terrorism, ranging from low-level acts of threats and acts of violence that may represent significant risk to human life and property to large-scale acts of violence using "weapons of mass destruction" that may have devastating, long-term effects. (TP/SS only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
EP 203 RESOURCE MGMT 3 semester hours EP-Emergency Preparedness
Course Description:    Course introduces the concepts of managing volunteers and donations in all phases of emergency management. Topics such as identifying volunteer resources and recruiting, training, supervising, and motivating volunteers are discussed. The course also addresses coordinating with voluntary agencies, community-based organizations, professional groups, as well as business and industry. (TP/SS only) PREREQUIISITE: EP 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
EP 204 EMERG MGMT PUB ED PROGRAMS 3 semester hours EP-Emergency Preparedness
Course Description:    Course provides a study of the design, development, and delivery of public disaster safety education. Addresses methods of identification of disaster safety programs, the selection of target populations, methods of designing and implementing information and education programs, and methods of evaluating a program's impact. Includes theoretical and practical skills training in individual, group, and mass media communications; instructional skills; planning priorities; and evaluation techniques. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: EP 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
EP 250 LEADERSHIP IN EMERG MGMT 3 semester hours EP-Emergency Preparedness
Course Description:    Capstone course that provides an introduction to leadership and organizational theory in the context of emergency management. Students examine and develop a range of skills in a number of interpersonal areas--conflict management, use of power, group dynamics, and leadership and influence. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: EP 101 and consent of department. Three hours each week.
ES 100 INTRO TO ENGINEERING DESIGN 3 semester hours ES-Engineering Science
Course Description:    Overview and application of the basic tools and techniques of engineering design and graphic communications, including CAD, engineering reports, cost analysis, and use of software tools. Group projects are assigned. (NSND) PREREQUISITE: MA 097, MA 099 or a grade of C or better in MA 116A. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
ES 100L INTRO TO ENGINEERING DESIGN No Credit ES-Engineering Science
Course Description:    Laboratory component of ES 100.
ES 102 STATICS 3 semester hours ES-Engineering Science
Course Description:    Statics of particles, rigid bodies, equivalent systems of forces, and equilibrium of rigid bodies. Distributed forces, centroids, and center of gravity. Analysis of structures, forces in cables, friction, moments of inertia. PREREQUISITE: MA 181. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ES 104 INTRO TO ENGINEER PROFESSIONS 1 semester hour ES-Engineering Science
Course Description:    An introduction to the profession of engineering; guidance in the study of engineering and the fields of engineering, ethical responsibilities of engineers, and engineering hands-on activities. The course will provide information useful for making decisions in engineering fields of study and careers. Ethical and legal aspects of the engineering profession will be discussed. Workshops for resume writing, participation in the engineering club and field trips may be required. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120, MA 097/099 or higher. One and one-half hours lecture/seminar each week.
ES 120 BIOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS 3 semester hours ES-Engineering Science
Course Description:    Introduction to the functions and interactions of biological systems from a quantitative perspective. Topics including concepts in molecular and cellular biology, mechanisms of concepts in molecular and cellular biology, mechanisms of thermodynamics, genetics, gene expression and regulation. Introduction to the modern biological experimental techniques, methods of data analysis and biostatistics. An overview of role of bioengineers. PREREQUISITES: CH 102 or CH 135, and MA 181. Three hours each week.
ES 220 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 3 semester hours ES-Engineering Science
Course Description:    Distortion of engineering materials in relation to changes in stress or temperature. Geometry of internal strain and external displacement. Elementary applications of beams, columns, shafts, tanks, trusses, and connections. PREREQUISITE: ES 102. PRE- or COREQUISITE: MA 182. Three hours each week.
ES 221 DYNAMICS 3 semester hours ES-Engineering Science
Course Description:    Kinematics of particles, force, mass, and acceleration. Kinetics of particles, work and energy, impulse, and momentum. Kinematics of rigid bodies, plane motion of rigid bodies, forces and accelerations, energy, and momentum methods. Kinetics of rigid bodies in three dimensions. PREREQUISITES: ES 102, MA 182, and PH 161. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ES 232 THERMODYNAMICS 3 semester hours ES-Engineering Science
Course Description:    A study of the properties, characteristics, and fundamental equations of substances in the solid, liquid, and vapor states, as well as the basic laws of work and heat transfer. Application of the first and second laws of thermodynamics to the analysis of heat engines, refrigeration systems, gas mixtures, and reactions. PREREQUISITE: PH 161. Three hours each week.
ES 240 SCIENT & ENGINEER COMP 3 semester hours ES-Engineering Science
Course Description:    Elementary numerical analysis. Roots of equations. Systems of linear equations: Gaussian elimination, matrix diagonalization and inversion, iterative methods. Interpolation and curve fitting. Numerical integration. Differential equations. Example problems in the context of engineering applications are solved using a variety of software tools, including structured programming and high-level computational packages such as MATLAB. PREREQUISITE: Completion of one semester of calculus. COREQUISITE: MA 182 or higher. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
ES 240L SCIENT & ENGINEER COMP No Credit ES-Engineering Science
Course Description:    Laboratory component of ES 240.
FL 110 INTRODUCTION TO FILM 3 semester hours FL-Film
Course Description:    This course presents a basic introduction to the study of narrative film. Analysis of film structure and content will be developed through the use of genre analysis system. Basic film technique and language as it affects structure and content will also be examined. Students will view and discuss examples of both historic and contemporary film at the American Film Institute Theatre and in class, and will read and write about film structure and technique. (ARTD) (TP/SS only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
FL 120 HISTORY OF INTL FILM TO 1950 3 semester hours FL-Film
Course Description:    This is a survey course that traces the development of film from the silent era to 1950. The writing, directing, editing, acting, and technical development of film will be studied. Examples of great films from all eras will be screened at the American Film Institute Theatre and in class. (TP/SS only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
FL 120L HISTORY OF INTL FILM TO 1950 No Credit FL-Film
Course Description:    Laboratory component of FL 120.
FL 210 SCREENWRITING 3 semester hours FL-Film
Course Description:    This course will teach the techniques of narrative storytelling through the camera arts. The student will study writing dialogue and action for film and television through several small projects culminating in a final 10-minute script. Films will be screened at the American Film Institute Theatre and in class as examples of effective screenwriting. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: FL 110 or consent of instructor. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
FL 210L SCREENWRITING No Credit FL-Film
Course Description:    Laboratory component of FL 210.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
FL 220 BASIC MOVIE PRODUCTION 3 semester hours FL-Film
Course Description:    This is a project course in which the student will learn the basics of filmmaking, including script preparation, shooting, and editing. The student will produce two short projects shot and edited on video: a silent short and a dialogue, sound, and music short. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: FL 110 and FL 210, or consent of instructor. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
FL 220L BASIC MOVIE PRODUCTION No Credit FL-Film
Course Description:    Laboratory component of FL 220.
FL 230 MOVIE MAKING IND STY: EDITING 3 semester hours FL-Film
Course Description:    This independent study course for the advanced film student requires mastery of professional-level digital editing software. Students write, direct, and edit a short video, at least five minutes long, with a public screening upon completion of the project. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: A grade of A or B in FL 110, FL 210, and FL 220; and consent of film curriculum coordinator. Hours to be assigned and arranged by coordinator. It is expected that students will spend approximately 150 hours to complete the work for the course.
FL 240 MOVIE MAKING IND STY: PRODUCTN 3 semester hours FL-Film
Course Description:    This independent study course for the advanced film student focuses on producing a longer film, at least 20 minutes long, with a public screening upon completion of the project. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: A grade of A or B in FL 110, FL 210, FL 220, and FL 230; and consent of film curriculum coordinator. Hours to be assigned and arranged by coordinator. It is expected that students will spend approximately 150 hours to complete the work for the course. Course may be taken up to three times.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
FM 105 FOOD SERVICE SANITATION 1 semester hour FM-Food Beverage Management
Course Description:    This course meets the 15 clock hours plus test required by the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Topics include foodborne diseases, importance of employee personal hygiene and habits, and approved procedures for handling utensils and equipment. (R only) One hour each week.
FM 107 FOOD & BEV MGMT 3 semester hours FM-Food Beverage Management
Course Description:    Study of volume of food and beverage setup and service management. Analysis of quantity food operations, menu construction, raw material estimates, food storage facilities, and related use of institutional food and beverage service equipment. Emphasis on various types of table setup and service as required for different functions. Assessment levels: EN 001, RD 099/103. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
FM 107L FOOD & BEV MGMT No Credit FM-Food Beverage Management
Course Description:    Laboratory component of FM 107.
FM 110 PRINCIPLE/FOOD PROD LEC 2 semester hours FM-Food Beverage Management
Course Description:    The study of basic principles of cookery, standardization of recipes, and production techniques. (R only) COREQUISITE: FM 111. Two hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
FM 111 PRINCIPLE/FOOD PROD LAB 2 semester hours FM-Food Beverage Management
Course Description:    Production, presentation, and evaluation of foods as related to commercial kitchens. (R only) COREQUISITE: FM 110. Four hours laboratory each week.
FM 204 CATERING AND BANQUETS 3 semester hours FM-Food Beverage Management
Course Description:    Study of the planning and operation of catering facilities in hotels and as an independent business. Includes preparation, presentation, and service of food for catered events. (R only) PREREQUISITES: FM 110 and FM 111 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
FM 204L CATERING AND BANQUETS No Credit FM-Food Beverage Management
Course Description:    Laboratory component of FM 204.
FM 208 FOOD & BEV COST CONTROLS 3 semester hours FM-Food Beverage Management
Course Description:    Emphasis on additional food and beverage service dealing with problem areas stressing personnel aspects. On-the-job personnel placement, control, supervision, and training. Analysis of cost control elements and budgeting implications. (R only) PREREQUISITE: FM 107 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
FM 208L FOOD & BEV COST CONTROLS No Credit FM-Food Beverage Management
Course Description:    Laboratory component of FM 208.
FR 099 FUNCTIONAL SPOKEN FRENCH 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    A beginning course in conversational French for travelers, students, and professionals, emphasizing pronunciation, comprehension, and the formation of spoken sentence patterns. This course provides a basis for learning and using French, emphasizing oral skills (listening and speaking) and limited reading and writing skills. Students are introduced to essential aspects of French culture. Course topic may vary. This course does not fulfill language requirements. No previous study of French is required. (R and TP/SS only) Three hours each week.
FR 101 ELEM FRENCH I 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    A beginning language course focusing on the study of French language and culture. Students begin to develop the ability to communicate in French through the consideration of cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations as they acquire the structures and lexicon to work with written language, conversation, and composition. No prior knowledge of French is required. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours in the language learning laboratory. (HUMD[M]) Three hours each week.
FR 101HC ELEM FRENCH I-HONORS 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    A beginning language course focusing on the study of French language and culture. Students begin to develop the ability to communicate in French through the consideration of cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations as they acquire the structures and lexicon to work with written language, conversation, and composition. No prior knowledge of French is required. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours in the language learning laboratory. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
FR 101HM ELEM FRENCH I-HONORS 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    A beginning language course focusing on the study of French language and culture. Students begin to develop the ability to communicate in French through the consideration of cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations as they acquire the structures and lexicon to work with written language, conversation, and composition. No prior knowledge of French is required. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours in the language learning laboratory. Three hours each week.
FR 102 ELEM FRENCH II 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    A continuation of FR 101. Students continue their study of written language, conversation, and composition as they consider cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: FR 101 or consent of department. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours in the language learning laboratory. Three hours each week.
FR 102HC ELEM FRENCH II-HONORS 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    A continuation of FR 101. Students continue their study of written language, conversation, and composition as they consider cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and FR 101 or consent of department. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours in the language learning laboratory. Three hours each week.
FR 102HM ELEM FRENCH II-HONORS 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    A continuation of FR 101. Students continue their study of written language, conversation, and composition as they consider cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and FR 101 or consent of department. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours in the language learning laboratory. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
FR 201 INTER FRENCH I 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    Focuses on the study of French language and culture at the intermediate level. Students further their ability to communicate in French through an advanced consideration of cultural themes and a thorough review of French grammar to support increased focus on reading and composition. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: FR 102 or consent of department. In-class work is supplemented by 10 hours in the language learning laboratory. Three hours each week.
FR 201HC INTER FRENCH I-HONORS 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    Focuses on the study of French language and culture at the intermediate level. Students further their ability to communicate in French through an advanced consideration of cultural themes and a thorough review of French grammar to support increased focus on reading and composition. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and FR 102 or consent of department. In-class work is supplemented by 10 hours in the language learning laboratory. Three hours each week.
FR 201HM INTER FRENCH I-HONORS 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    Focuses on the study of French language and culture at the intermediate level. Students further their ability to communicate in French through an advanced consideration of cultural themes and a thorough review of French grammar to support increased focus on reading and composition. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and FR 102 or consent of department. In-class work is supplemented by 10 hours in the language learning laboratory. Three hours each week.
FR 202 INTER FRENCH II 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    A continuation of FR 201. Students further their ability to communicate in French through an advanced consideration of cultural themes and a review of French grammar to support an increased focus on reading and composition. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: FR 201 or consent of department. In-class work is supplemented by 10 hours in the language learning laboratory. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
FR 202HC INTER FRENCH II-HONORS 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    A continuation of FR 201. Students further their ability to communicate in French through an advanced consideration of cultural themes and a review of French grammar to support an increased focus on reading and composition. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and FR 201 or consent of department. In-class work is supplemented by 10 hours in the language learning laboratory. Three hours each week.
FR 202HM INTER FRENCH II-HONORS 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    A continuation of FR 201. Students further their ability to communicate in French through an advanced consideration of cultural themes and a review of French grammar to support an increased focus on reading and composition. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and FR 201 or consent of department. In-class work is supplemented by 10 hours in the language learning laboratory. Three hours each week.
FR 207 READINGS FRENCH LIT I 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    An introduction to French literature through the reading of representative genres. Includes advanced composition, conversation, and an introduction to literary criticism through frequent themes, explications de texte, and class discussion. Class conducted in French. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: FR 202, four years of high school French, or the equivalent. Three hours each week.
FR 208 READINGS FRENCH LIT II 3 semester hours FR-French
Course Description:    An introduction to French literature through the reading of representative genres. Includes advanced composition, conversation, and an introduction to literary criticism through frequent themes, explications de texte, and class discussion. Class conducted in French. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: FR 202, four years of high school French, or the equivalent. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
FS 101 PRINC OF EMERGENCY SERVICES 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Provides an overview to fire protection and emergency services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection and emergency services; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection and emergency services; fire/rescue departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service: fire and emergency service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics. (R only) (CE: R) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
FS 102 PRINC FIRE SAFETY & SURVIVAL 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
FS 105 FIRE BEHAVIOR & COMBUSTION 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and how they are controlled. (R only) (CE: R) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
FS 106 OCCUP SAFETY FOR EMERG SERV 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Introduces the basic concepts of occupational health and safety as it relates to emergency service organizations. Topics include risk evaluation and control procedures for fire stations, training sites, emergency vehicles, and emergency situations involving fire, hazardous materials, and technical rescue. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
FS 107 FIRE PREVENTION 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
FS 112 BLDG CONST FOR FIRE PROTECT 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
FS 120 DESIGN CONCEPT FIRE PROTECTION 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Introduces the student to basic design software and technologies for developing fire protection systems. Students will set up, create, and edit 2D drawings and plans of fire protection systems. (R and TP/SS only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
FS 150 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECH BASIC 7 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Covers the minimum level of certification for ambulance personnel. Students learn to properly perform the various skills utilized by emergency medical technician level pre-hospital care providers in the care of sick or injured persons. Because of national and state requirements, attendance at all classes is mandatory. This course prepares the student for the Maryland and National Registry EMT certification written and practical examinations and follows the guidelines established for EMT training by the DOT/NHTSA national standard curriculum. Participation in the clinical component of this course requires proof of a negative TB test and a criminal background investigation. All students must maintain a 70 percent average and can score no lower than 60 percent on any of the assessments. Failure to maintain a 70 percent average will result in the student being dropped from the course. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Four hours lecture, nine hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
FS 204 FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICE ADMIN 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Introduces the student to the organization and management of a fire and emergency services department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. Emphsia is placed on fire and emergency service, ethics, and leadership from the perspective of the company officer. (R only) (CE:R) PREREQUSITIE: FS 212 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
FS 212 FIRE PROTECT HYDRAULIC & WATER 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and to solve water supply problems. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
FS 214 STRATEGY AND TACTICS 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Provides the principles of fire ground control utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents. (R only) PREREQUISITE: FS 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
FS 216 FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
FS 221 PRINC OF CODE ENFORCEMENT 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Provides students with the fundamental knowledge of the role of code enforcement in a comprehensive fire prevention program. (R and TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: FS 101, FS 107, FS 112, and FS 216 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
FS 222 FIRE PLANS REVIEW 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Provides for the application of fire codes and standards in developing an understanding of a building's fire protection features including the design of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection, and egress arrangements through the evaluation of 2D drawings and schematics. (R and TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: FS 112, FS 212, FS 216, and FS 221, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
FS 225 FIRE INVESTIGATION I 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Intended to provide the student with the fundamentals and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene interpretations, including recognizing and conducting origin and cause, preservation of evidence and documentation, scene security, motives of the firesetter, and types of fire causes. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
FS 226 FIRE INVESTIGATION II 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Intended to provide the student with advance technical knowledge on rule of law, fire scene analysis, fire behavior, evidence collection and preservation, scene documentation, case preparation and courtroom testimony. (R only) PREREQUISITE: FS 225 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
FS 231 AUTO SPRINKLER SYSTEM DESIGN I 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Prepares students to explain, design, and draw basic automatic sprinkler alarm systems in accordance with nationally accepted standards. Emphasis on formulas, calculations and layout of residential sprinkler systems. (R only) PREREQUISITES: FS 120 and FS 216 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
FS 232 AUTO SPRINKLER SYSTEM DESGN II 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Prepares students to explain, design, and draw advanced automatic sprinkler systems in accordance with nationally accepted standards. Emphasis on commercial automatic sprinkler systems. (R and TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: FS 231. Three hours each week.
FS 250 FIRE PROTECTION INTERN 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Students work for college credit in the professional setting of a fire protection agency, doing management or research-related work for such agencies at the federal, state, local government, or private sector level. (R and TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: Consent of department. Minimum average of 110 hours work experience and 10 one-hour seminars per semester.
FS 261 FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS DESIGN I 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Prepares students to explain, design, and draw basic fire alarm systems in accordance with nationally accepted standards. Emphasis on residential alarm systems. (R only) PREREQUISITE: FS 120 and FS 216 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
FS 262 FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS DESIGN II 3 semester hours FS-Fire Science
Course Description:    Prepares students to explain, design, and draw advanced fire alarm systems in accordance with nationally accepted standards. Emphasis on commercial alarm systems. (R and TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: FS 261. Three hours each week.
GD 109 FUND OF MACINTOSH GRAPHICS 1 semester hour GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Intended for students with little or no experience with graphics hardware or software and for those intending to bridge from the "Windows" environment to Macintosh. In this course, students become comfortable with the function of Macintosh computers, local area networks, scanners, printers, and other peripherals relevant to the graphics field. With the approval of the department, this course may be taken concurrently with any advanced digital graphic design course. (R only) One hour each week (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory).
GD 116 DIGITAL TOOLS FOR VISUAL ARTS 4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    An examination of the digital tools used in the visual arts. Students are exposed to the theory and function of the major software packages and basic digital design principles utilized in the visual arts. Topics include operating systems, typography, vector and bitmap imaging, page layout, PDF creation and editing, timeline-based video editing, file transfer, output, web, emerging technologies, and other material relative to the digital visual arts workflow. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
GD 120 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL ARTS 4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Creative use of the computer as a design tool and illustrative medium. Topics include elementary digital techniques as they relate to principles of design, color, composition, and spatial relationships. Students will create a series of illustrations involving freehand and technical drawing, rendering and composition using traditional and digital tools. (ARTD) Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GD 121 FUND OF GRAPHIC DESIGN I 3 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    An introduction to elements of design, spatial relationships, typography and imagery as they apply to practical visual solutions for self-promotion, resumes, logo design, Web design, and sequential systems. This course instructs the student in graphic design skills employing traditional and digital tools, materials and procedures employed in the communication arts industry. The focus will be on finding creative visual solutions to communication problems using technical skills. (R only) Assessment level: RD 120. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
GD 121L FUND OF GRAPHIC DESIGN I No Credit GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GD 121.
GD 124 FUND OF GRAPHIC DESIGN II 3 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    A continuing examination of elements of design, spatial relationships, typography and imagery as they apply to practical visual solutions for print and Web applications. (R only) PREREQUISITE: GD 121 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
GD 124L FUND OF GRAPHIC DESIGN II No Credit GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GD 124.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GD 127 GRAPHIC DESIGN WORKFLOW 3 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Process of production in graphic communications and use of terminology employed in the industry. Topics include an explanation of key productions terms, identifying applications for tasks at hand, major printing processes, preparation of typography, photography, illustration, and color for commercial output. Also covered are relationships between cost, quality, and time constraints for production, as well as recent developments in digital and print process. (R only) Assessment level: RD 120. Three hours each week.
GD 134 ILLUSTRATION I 3 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Introduction to illustrative drawing and painting using traditional and digital media. Topics include units on drawing from observation, basic composition, conceptualizing, visual narrative and sequential story telling and output for print and interactive media, the employment market, and business practices. (R only) PREREQUISITE: AR 101 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
GD 134L ILLUSTRATION I No Credit GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GD 134.
GD 135 ILLUSTRATION II 3 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    A study of major illustrations topics, including advertising, editorial, narrative, sequential illustration, and storyboards. Students explore drawing from life and photo reference material, basic composition, output for print production an Web, the employment market and business practices. (R only) PREREQUISITE: GD 134 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GD 135L ILLUSTRATION II No Credit GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GD 135.
GD 136 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION 3 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    A "hands-on" course emphasizing traditional illustration skills such as visual problem solving, composition, and drawing using digital media. Students will create illustrations employing a variety of techniques using multiple applications. (R only) PREREQUISITE: AR 116, GD 116 or GD 120. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
GD 136L DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION No Credit GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GD 136.
GD 140 INTRODUCTION TO ANIMATION 4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    An introduction to 2-D animation. Topics include a brief history of animation, principles of 2-D animation, use of storyboards, 2-D animation techniques, and the employment market and business practices. PREREQUISITES: CA 125 and either GD 110 or GD 120. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GD 210 GRAPHIC DESIGN I 3 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    An introduction to visual thinking with an exploration of graphic design principles and practices, concept development, typography, composition, process, vocabulary, materials and methods. Students develop problem-solving skills, creating, combining, and manipulating text and images while employing traditional and electronic design techniques.(SA+D only) PREREQUISITES: AR 101, AR 103, and AR 105; or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
GD 211 GRAPHIC DESIGN II 3 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    A continuation of GD 210 concentrating on developing a more personal approach to design solutions, conceptual skills, invention, discovery, and perceptual abilities within a communications context. Using both traditional hand and computer technologies, students do a thorough research process on more advanced projects that explore both static and moving formats. (SA+D only) PREREQUISITES: GD 110, GD 210, and GD 220; or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
GD 212 PUBLICATION DESIGN W/ INDESIGN 4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    A practical application of design fundamentals for single and multipage publications. Students are industry standard page assembly software while creating well-designed layouts for publications of all kinds. In addition to the functions of the software, topics include typography, graphics, color, aesthetic page flow, and transition design. (R only) PREREQUISITE: GD 109 or GD 110 (GD 110 is recommended) or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
GD 212L PUBLICATION DESIGN W/ INDESIGN No Credit GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GD 212.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GD 214 PHOTOSHOP FOR GRAPHICS & PHOTO 4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    An in-depth study of digital editing as it applies to the needs of the graphics of photography student and professional. Students manipulate scanned images and digital photographs in preparation for publication layout and design, Web output, use in other software packages, or immediate output, Topics include photo- restoration, composite imaging, masking, and the adjustment and correction of images used in graphic design and photography. (R only) PREREQUISITE: None, but previous computer experience is necessary. It is strongly recommended that Photography majors take PG 161 prior to this course. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
GD 214L PHOTOSHOP FOR GRAPHICS & PHOTO No Credit GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GD 214.
GD 216 ILLUSTRATOR/VECTOR GRAPHICS 4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    An in-depth study of vector graphics creation. Students design, create, and manipulate images for integration in publication layout and design, Web output, use in other software packages, or immediate output. Topics include vector imaging tools, technical illustration, bitmap to vector conversion, typography, and output considerations. (R only) PREREQUISITE: None, but previous computer experience is necessary. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
GD 216L ILLUSTRATOR/VECTOR GRAPHICS No Credit GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GD 216.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GD 218 GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR THE WEB 4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    An examination of principles of design and design considerations as applied to the creation of Web pages and Web sites. Emphasis is on visual communication principles and visual presentation aspects of Web pages, including page layout, typography, color theory, navigation, and image creation and editing. Students will apply principles of design in the creation of a Web site. (R only) PREREQUISITE: GD 110 or GD 214/PG 214 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
GD 218L GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR THE WEB No Credit GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GD 218.
GD 220 TYPOGRAPHY I 3 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Typography is introduced as both an art form and visual communication tool. Students will gain an understanding of the historical, technical, and practical aspects of typography; including a solid foundation in type classification and measurements systems. Students will produce compositions in a variety of formats emphasizing original solutions to problems concerning the organization of textual information. (SA+D only) PREREQUISITES: AR 101, AR 103, and AR 105; or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
GD 221 TYPOGRAPHY II 3 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Builds upon the basic knowledge and experience gained in GD 220. Students will further their awareness of the expressive nature of type with an emphasis toward developing their own personal typographic style. Students will create work in a variety of formats emphasizing originality. Typography in motion will be introduced. (SA+D only) PREREQUISITES: GD 110, GD 210, and GD 220; or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GD 224 GRAPHIC DESIGN III 3 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    A study in creative design applied to graphic problems for publication. Web and television media. Topics include studio skill development and production methods, portfolio review, and resume preparation. (R only) PREREQUISITE: GD 124 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
GD 224L GRAPHIC DESIGN III No Credit GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GD 224.
GD 228 ADV GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR WEB 4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Intended for students seeking advanced web, user interface and interaction design strategies. Emphasis is on visual aspects of responsive, adaptive and content-first approaches. Students will apply advanced principles of design in the creation of layouts and graphics for a variety of web/mobile environments. (R only) PREREQUISITES: GD 214 or PG 214, and GD 218, or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
GD 228L ADV GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR WEB No Credit GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GD 228.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GD 230 ADV IMAGE EDITING & CORRECTION 4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    An advanced study of digital editing and image correction as it applies to the needs of the graphics or photography student and professional. Students perform contrast and color correction on more difficult scanned images and digital photographs in an effort to gain aesthetic control of the image prior to final output. Topics also include visual and mechanical calibration of input and output devices. (R only) PREREQUISITE: GD 214, PG 214 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
GD 230L ADV IMAGE EDITING & CORRECTION No Credit GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GD 230.
GD 234 ILLUSTRATION III 3 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Advanced projects selected and completed by students in consultation with the instructor, departmental faculty, or working professionals. PREREQUISITE: GD 135 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
GD 234L ILLUSTRATION III No Credit GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GD 234.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GD 240 ANIMATION 2 4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    An introduction to 3-D animation. Topics include principles of 3-D animation, virtual environments, modeling, image enhancement and 3-D animation techniques. PREREQUISITE: GD 140. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
GD 242 ANIMATION 3 4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    The study of motion capture systems and character development as it applies to the production of animation, gaming, and video. Students will gain practical experience in the use of motion capture technology to collect real-time data. Following data capture, students will transfer the information to a computer system using 3-D software where it will be manipulated, enhanced, and assigned to a character. (R only) PREREQUISITE: GD 240. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
GD 269 SPEC GRAPHIC DSGN ASSIGNMENTS 1-4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Offered on an individual basis to majors so that students may extend their studies by in-depth exploration of a particular specialization within the curriculum. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and their application to specific communication problems. The following letter symbols indicate the specific are of study: A - Book Illustration, B - Fashion Illustration, C - Typography, D - Graphic Design. (R only) PREREQUISITE: GD 121 and consent of department. May be repeated for credit. Hours to be assigned by the chairperson.
GD 269A BOOK ILLUSTRATION 1-4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Offered on an individual basis to majors so that students may extend their studies by in-depth exploration of a particular specialization within the curriculum. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and their application to specific communication problems. The following letter symbols indicate the specific are of study: A - Book Illustration, B - Fashion Illustration, C - Typography, D - Graphic Design. (R only) PREREQUISITE: GD 121 and consent of department. May be repeated for credit. Hours to be assigned by the chairperson.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GD 269D GRAPHIC DESIGN 1-4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    Offered on an individual basis to majors so that students may extend their studies by in-depth exploration of a particular specialization within the curriculum. Students develop proficiencies with previously introduced materials and techniques and their application to specific communication problems. The following letter symbols indicate the specific are of study: A - Book Illustration, B - Fashion Illustration, C - Typography, D - Graphic Design. (R only) PREREQUISITE: GD 121 and consent of department. May be repeated for credit. Hours to be assigned by the chairperson.
GD 285 GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP 1-4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    An opportunity for college credit in a professional design studio, lab, or other facility. A limited number of internships are available through the department each semester, or the student may propose an internship. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Graphic Design majors with advanced standing and consent of department. Forty-five hours of work required per semester hour of credit. Letter designators in the schedule of classes will indicate the number of credits. Periodic meetings with coordinator. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours.
GD 285A GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP 1 semester hour GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    An opportunity for college credit in a professional design studio, lab, or other facility. A limited number of Internships are available through the department each semester, or the student may propose an internship. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Graphic Design majors with advanced standing and consent of department. Forty-five hours of work required per semester hour of credit. Letter designators in the schedule of classes will indicate the number of credits. Periodic meetings with coordinator. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours.
GD 285B GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP 2 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    An opportunity for college credit in a professional design studio, lab, or other facility. A limited number of Internships are available through the department each semester, or the student may propose an internship. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Graphic Design majors with advanced standing and consent of department. Forty-five hours of work required per semester hour of credit. Letter designators in the schedule of classes will indicate the number of credits. Periodic meetings with coordinator. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GD 285C GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP 3 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    An opportunity for college credit in a professional design studio, lab, or other facility. A limited number of Internships are available through the department each semester, or the student may propose an internship. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Graphic Design majors with advanced standing and consent of department. Forty-five hours of work required per semester hour of credit. Letter designators in the schedule of classes will indicate the number of credits. Periodic meetings with coordinator. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours.
GD 285D GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP 4 semester hours GD-Graphic Design
Course Description:    An opportunity for college credit in a professional design studio, lab, or other facility. A limited number of Internships are available through the department each semester, or the student may propose an internship. (R only) PREREQUISITES: Graphic Design majors with advanced standing and consent of department. Forty-five hours of work required per semester hour of credit. Letter designators in the schedule of classes will indicate the number of credits. Periodic meetings with coordinator. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours.
GE 101 INTRO TO GEOGRAPHY 3 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Introduction to geography as a field of study. The course consists of an extensive examination of physical and cultural factors that contribute to and produce the variable character of the earth's surface and a discussion of the significance of geographic concepts and factors to world affairs. (BSSD) (CE: R) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
GE 102 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY 3 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Examination of the basic concepts of human geography and the forces and factors shaping the cultural character of the surface of the earth viewed as the home of the human race. Topical studies include population, settlement patterns, and other political, economic, and cultural phenomena. (BSSD) (CE: R) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GE 103 ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY 3 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Introduction to the principles of economic geography. Lecture and studio/laboratory study of modern concepts and techniques underlying the whys of locational analysis, spatial and functional organization of economic areas and regions. Special emphasis placed on the relationship of culture, resources, technology, and the physical biotic landscape to the world geographic patterns of economic activity. Projects and field assignments. (BSSD) (CE: R) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Two hours lecture, two hours studio/laboratory each week.
GE 103L ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY No Credit GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GE 103.
GE 104 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 4 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Fundamentals of physical geography as a foundation for human activities. Lecture and studio/laboratory study of the role and patterns of climate, soil, landforms, drainage, vegetation, and other geographic phenomena. Special analysis of the physical biotic character of the surface of the earth as determined by natural and cultural processes with emphasis on the physical geography of urban places. Projects and field assignments. (NSLD) (R only) (CE) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours lecture, two hours studio/laboratory each week.
GE 104L PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY No Credit GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GE 104.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GE 110 GLOBAL GEOGRAPHY 3 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Examination for the general student of global regions, patterns, trends, and geographic relationships which together form a basis for comprehending the mosaic of world affairs. An introduction to geographic facts and development of skills needed to appraise critical topics and issues normally covered in college-level disciplines. (BSSD[M]) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
GE 151 INTRO TO CARTOGRAPHY 3 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    General introduction to cartography's history, theory, and use of maps. Study of various types of maps, charts, and plans, mapscales, coordinates, and projections. Techniques, methods, problems of design, compilation, and construction of maps and graphics. Map symbolization and representation of topographic, hydrographic, geographic, and other phenomena. Fundamental concepts as applicable to mapping, surveying, and aerial photography. Techniques and methods of presenting data in graphic forms. (R only) (CE) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
GE 151L INTRO TO CARTOGRAPHY No Credit GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GE 151.
GE 152 INTRP OF GEOGRAPHIC IMAG 3 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Map and remote sensing image evaluation. History, theory, and techniques of map and remote sensing analysis. Examination of the reliability and utility of maps and remote sensing imagery for solving geographic problems. Interpretation of cultural and natural phenomena using these types of images. (R only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: GE 151 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours studio/laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GE 152L INTRP OF GEOGRAPHIC IMAG No Credit GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GE 152.
GE 201 POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY 3 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    An extensive examination of the political-geographic factors involved in shaping the character of world, national, and local political communities. Special emphasis placed on the controversial concepts of geopolitics and geostrategy as well as selected contemporary problems affecting the viability of modern-day political units. Field trips and special projects. (CE: R) PREREQUISITE: Second-year standing or consent of program coordinator. Three hours each week.
GE 202 GEOGRAPHY OF UNITED STATES 3 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    A regional examination of the physical and cultural patterns characteristic of the United States. Students will study geographic concepts and perspectives associated with different regions of the nation. The environment and cultural variables in each region are examined in detail to determine their role in the formation of its unique landscape. (R only) (CE) Three hours each week.
GE 210 PRESERVING NATURAL HERITAGE 3 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    This course will explore issues in conservation responsibilities and concepts relating to environmental and natural resources including soils, minerals, water, forests, pollution, wildlife, natural hazards, aesthetics, and human interaction. Fieldwork required. (CE: R) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Three hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GE 251 PRINCIPLES OF MAP DESIGN 3 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Studio/laboratory experience with the application and utilization of modern tools and techniques of cartography and graphics. Develops special skills associated with the broad scope of cartographic activities as practiced in public and private mapping and allied agencies. Special projects encompass mapmaking, field studies, map reproduction, photo-compilation, and other tasks as assignments under the direction of an experienced practitioner. (R only) PREREQUISITES: GE 151 and GE 152, or consent of program coordinator. One hour lecture, four hours studio/laboratory each week.
GE 251L PRINCIPLES OF MAP DESIGN No Credit GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GE 251.
GE 252 INTRO TO COMPUTER MAPPING 3 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Introducing students to concepts and applications that are essential to the study of automated cartography, this course explores techniques used to capture, store, process, and display data in map form. Emphasis in the course is placed on the application of computer use and graphic design to create assorted map products, both general purpose and thematic. (R only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: GE 151 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
GE 252L INTRO TO COMPUTER MAPPING No Credit GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GE 252.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GE 261 INTRO TO GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYS 3 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Geographic information systems (GIS) integrates the application of spatial data handling procedures with the study of geographic problems. The course utilizes computer software designed for the study of environmental problems based upon data compiled from maps and remote sensing imagery. This course will serve as a basic introduction to the concepts and techniques of GIS. The problems used for study in this course are selected to provide real-world examples suitable for solution through the use of GIS. (R only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: GE 151 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
GE 261L INTRO TO GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYS No Credit GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GE 261.
GE 262 RESEARCH TOP-APPLIED GEOG 3 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Research topics in geography, designed to develop the ability to originate, formulate, and perform geographic studies commonly encountered in public and private agencies. Special topics cover physical, economic, social, and political matters selected to fit individual and team approaches to geography problems characteristic of the Washington metropolitan area. Standard research techniques are stressed. (R only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: Minimum of nine hours in applied geography and consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours studio/laboratory each week.
GE 262L RESEARCH TOP-APPLIED GEOG No Credit GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GE 262.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GE 263 ADV GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYS 3 semester hours GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Offers training in several advanced GIS analytical methods widely used in industry and government, such as network, spatial, and three-dimensional analyses. Uses the latest software: Network Analyst, Spatial Analyst, and 3-D Analyst, and may introduce other GIS operations and analyses, as developed. Course components include laboratory exercises, exams, and a term project using one or more of the analytical tools learned during the semester. (R only) PREREQUISITE: GE 261 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
GE 263L ADV GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYS No Credit GE-Applied Geography
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GE 263.
GL 101 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY 4 semester hours GL-Geology
Course Description:    A study of the physical aspects of the earth. Topics explored in this course include minerals, rocks, soils, structures, landforms, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, streams, erosion, and weathering. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week; field trips.
GL 101HC PHYSICAL GEOLOGY-HONORS 4 semester hours GL-Geology
Course Description:    A study of the physical aspects of the earth. Topics explored in this course include minerals, rocks, soils, structures, landforms, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, streams, erosion, and weathering. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week; field trips.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GL 101HM PHYSICAL GEOLOGY-HONORS 4 semester hours GL-Geology
Course Description:    A study of the physical aspects of the earth. Topics explored in this course include minerals, rocks, soils, structures, landforms, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, streams, erosion, and weathering. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, a grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week; field trips.
GL 101L PHYSICAL GEOLOGY No Credit GL-Geology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GL 101.
GL 101LH PHYSICAL GEOLOGY-HONORS No Credit GL-Geology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GL 101HM.
GL 102 HISTORICAL GEOLOGY 4 semester hours GL-Geology
Course Description:    This course covers the application of geologic concepts to the interpretation of the evolution of the earth. Topics include the use of sedimentary rocks as tools for unraveling earth history, the historical development of geologic principles, the nature and utility of fossils, the importance of plate tectonics, and a survey of the evolution of earth systems and organisms. (NSLD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week; field trips.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GL 102HM HISTORICAL GEOLOGY-HONORS 4 semester hours GL-Geology
Course Description:    This course covers the application of geological concepts to the interpretation of the evolution of the earth. Topics include the use of sedimentary rocks as tools for unraveling earth history, the historical development of geologic principles, the nature and utility of fossils, the importance of plate tectonics, and a survey of the evolution of earth systems and organisms. (NSLD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, A grade of C or better in MA 094, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week; field trips.
GL 102L HISTORICAL GEOLOGY No Credit GL-Geology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GL 102.
GL 102LH HISTORICAL GEOLOGY-HONORS No Credit GL-Geology
Course Description:    Laboratory component of GL 102HM.
GR 101 ELEM GERMAN I 3 semester hours GR-German
Course Description:    A beginning language course focusing on the study of German language and culture. Students begin to develop the ability to communicate in German through the consideration of cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations as they acquire the structures and lexicon to work with written language, conversation, and composition. No prior knowledge of German is required. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours in the language learning laboratory. (HUMD[M]) Three hours each week.
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CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
GR 102 ELEM GERMAN II 3 semester hours GR-German
Course Description:    A continuation of GR 101. Students continue their study of written language, conversation, and composition as they consider cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours in the language learning laboratory. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: GR 101 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
GR 201 INTER GERMAN I 3 semester hours GR-German
Course Description:    Focuses on the study of German language and culture at the intermediate level. Students further their ability to communicate in German through an advanced consideration of cultural themes and a thorough review of German grammar to support increased focus on reading and composition. In-class work is supplemented by 10 hours in the language learning laboratory. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: GR 102 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
GR 202 INTER GERMAN II 3 semester hours GR-German
Course Description:    A continuation of GR 201. Students further their ability to communicate in German through an advanced consideration of cultural themes and a review of German grammar to support an increased focus on reading and composition. In-class work is supplemented by 10 hours in the language learning laboratory. (HUMD[M]) PREREQUISITE: GR 201 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
GS 102 UNDERSTANDING LGBT IDENTITIES 3 semester hours GS-Gender Studies
Course Description:    An inter-disciplinary, cross-cultural examination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) identities in contemporary United States society that draws from history, literature, sociology, philosophy, psychology and communications studies to understand the diversity of gender expressions and sexual orientations. This course surveys who LGBT people are and how academic study of these identities has developed. It explores the connection between women's studies and gender studies, and the ways women's studies has grown to include analysis of how gender and sexual orientation interact and intersect, and how heterosexism and homophobia function in various contexts and affect everyone in society. This course requires students to engage both written and visual texts, to apply and connect material from the course to life outside the classroom, and to investigate sexual minority identities in terms of communities, cultures and political movements. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120 or consent of program coordinator. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HC 101 INTRO TO HEALTH SCIENCES 3 semester hours HC-Health Sciences
Course Description:    Course is designed to give students interested in allied health careers the opportunity to explore the basic concepts surrounding professions related to this field. Instruction includes an introduction to: anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical ethics, communications, and application of professional practices to both hospital and prehospital environments. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HE 100 PRIN HEALTH LIVING 1 semester hour HE-Health
Course Description:    A study of current health issues focused on information for making prudent personal health decisions. Course explores lifestyle wellness and preventive medicine concepts and practices. Includes mental, social, sexual, physical, and environmental health topics. (HLHF)(CE: R and TP/SS) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. One hour each week.
HE 100HC PRIN HEALTH LIVING-HONORS 1 semester hour HE-Health
Course Description:    A study of current health issues focused on information for making prudent personal health decisions. Course explores lifestyle wellness and preventive medicine concepts and practices. Includes mental, social, sexual, physical, and environmental health topics. (HLHF) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. One hour each week.
HE 100HM PRIN HEALTH LIVING-HONORS 1 semester hour HE-Health
Course Description:    A study of current health issues focused on information for making prudent personal health decisions. Course explores lifestyle wellness and preventive medicine concepts and practices. Includes mental, social, sexual, physical, and environmental health topics. (HLHF) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. One hour each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HE 101 PERS & COMM HEALTH 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    The meaning and significance of physical, mental, and social health as related to the individual and to society; important phases of national health problems; constructive methods of promoting the health of the individual and the community; health problems of college students and young people. (HLHF) Assessment level: EN 101/101A. Three hours each week.
HE 101HC PERS & COMM HEALTH-HONORS 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    The meaning and significance of physical, mental, and social health as related to the individual and to society; important phases of national health problems; constructive methods of promoting the health of the individual and the community; health problems of college students and young people. (HLHF) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average of higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101/101A. Three hours each week.
HE 107 FIRST AID AND CPR 2 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    Theory and practical application of standard and advanced techniques of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Students will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of injuries and sudden illness, how to recognize a life-threatening emergency, how to provide basic life support, and what to do in the case of an airway obstruction or choking. Students will gain the necessary skills for the administration of CPR to adults, children and infants and learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Information on how to deal with emergencies like shock, burns, strokes, seizures and other medical emergencies will be covered. Course consists of lecture, discussions, demonstrations, safety education, and practical work as suggested by OSHA, the American Red Cross, National Safety Council, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and/or American Heart Association. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive nationally recognized First Aid and CPR course completion cards. (HLHF) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Two hours each week.
HE 108 NUTRITION/FITNESS&WELLNESS 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    This course provides an overview of the basic principles of nutrition and weight management with particular application to fitness and sport. The focus is on optimal wellness and, hence, disease prevention. Nutritional and body composition guidelines will be critically examined in order to personalize them for the individual as well as for high-level participants in a variety of sporting activities. (HLHF) Assessment level: EN 101/101A. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HE 109 PERSONALIZED HEALTH FITNESS 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    This course is designed to assist students in the development of a lifelong commitment to a wellness lifestyle with emphasis on regular participation in health-related fitness activities. Core concepts, methods, and behavior management techniques related to the development and maintenance of fitness, nutrition and weight management, managing stress, and reducing risks associated with various lifestyle-related diseases will be examined, assessed, and evaluated. Students will develop and implement a comprehensive fitness and wellness plan to achieve a healthier lifestyle. The course includes participation in instructional exercise session, with additional opportunities for students to utilize the fitness facilities beyond the scheduled class times. (HLHF) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HE 111 DRUGS & LIFESTYLE WELLNESS 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    This course is an overview of the cultural drug phenomenon and its impact on the individual's quality of life. Content includes physiological and psychological effects of the use and abuse of street, over-the-counter, prescription, and other recreational drug substances. Wellness lifestyle strategies will be examined as methods to avoid all types of chemical dependency. (HLHF) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HE 112 HEALTH ISSUES/SEXUALITY 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    The objective of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the health issues of human sexuality, including, but not limited to, reproduction and contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, health issues for special populations, and sexual health through the lifespan. In this course we will provide students with information that will empower them to make responsible and appropriate decisions regarding their sexual behavior. This course will focus on the health aspects of sexual behavior. We will also draw on the disciplines of sociology, psychology, and anthropology. Sexuality is a multifaceted and interdisciplinary topic, however, emphasis in this course is on health issues from a healthy lifestyle perspective. Students interested in exploring the psychological nature of sexuality are encouraged to enroll in PY 206 Psychology of Human Sexuality. (HLHF) Assessment level: EN 101/101A. Three hours each week.
HE 120 SCIENCE & THEORY OF HEALTH 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    Introduction to the diverse health education and wellness education fields for students preparing to enter the profession. The areas analyzed are historical foundations, philosophy and principles of health education, and professional opportunities. (HLHF) (R only) Assessment level: EN 101/101A. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HE 130 INTRODUCTION TO AGING 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    An introduction to the study of the aging process. Personal and societal myths about the aged and the aging process will be confronted through examination of biological, social and psychological factors. Issues of race, living environment, long-term care, and health policy, as they impact quality of life for the elderly, will also be addressed. (HLHF)(R only) Assessment level: EN 101/101A. Three hours each week.
HE 150 FITNESS/NUTRITION WEIGHT MGMT 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    Focuses on the various components of weight management and strategies for a healthier lifestyle. Topics include an examination of nutrition fundamentals, the impact of physical activity on weight management, and analysis of various weight loss programs. The physiological, sociological, and psychological aspects of weight management will be addressed. Students will complete a lifestyle and nutritional analysis, develop nutritionally sound dietary plans, and participate in a specialized exercise program tailored to address their personalized weight management goals. (HLHF) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HE 200 INTRO TO HEALTH BEHAVIORS 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    Introduction to the relationship between psychology and health. This course will investigate the interdependent relationship between an individual's or group's behavior and health/wellness. (HLHF) (R only) Assessment level: EN 101/101A. Three hours each week.
HE 201 HEALTH & FITNESS FOR TEACHERS 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    Focuses on aspects of health and physical education critical both to personal wellness and to professional practice. Course topics include learning environment applications: health information, physical activity, self-assessment, health action planning, and disease prevention. This course meets the Health and Physical Education outcomes requirements for the A.A.T. (HLHF) Assessment level: EN 101/101A. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HE 202 CONTROL STRESS/TENSION 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    A basic understanding of the stress response and how stress affects the body will be the focus of this course. Students will complete self-assessment and initiate personal planning for improving areas of nutrition, rest, exercise, rational thinking, effective communication, emotional health, mind-body connection, and high-level wellness. Methods for controlling stress through relaxation will provide theory and practice in meditation, neuromuscular relaxation, selective awareness, yoga, and biofeedback. (HLHF) Assessment level: EN 101/101A. Three hours each week.
HE 204 WOMENS HEALTH 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    Course provides an introduction to women's health issues. Course topics include reproduction, contraception, body image, heart disease, and cancer. Also addressed are mental health, addiction, sexual harassment, violence, and issues pertaining to the health of minority women. (HLHF[M]) Assessment level: EN 101/101A. Three hours each week.
HE 204HC WOMENS HEALTH-HONORS 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    Course provides an introduction to women's health issues. Course topics include reproduction, contraception, body image, heart disease, and cancer. Also addressed are mental health, addiction, sexual harassment, violence, and issues pertaining to the health of minority women. (HLHF[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
HE 204HM WOMENS HEALTH-HONORS 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    Course provides an introduction to women's health issues. Course topics include reproduction, contraception, body image, heart disease, and cancer. Also addressed are mental health, addiction, sexual harassment, violence, and issues pertaining to the health of minority women. (HLHF[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HE 205 EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    Provides a comprehensive study of emergency care principles and procedures. Course includes Healthcare Provider CPR, management of injuries and illnesses, and care of special patients including obstetric, pediatric, and elderly. Course is designed for individuals who are likely to be the first responders to an accident or emergency scene such as a teacher, security personnel, health care providers, personal trainers, etc. Students must pass all competency exams with a score of 70% or better and achieve an overall course grade of "C" or better to receive Emergency Medical Responder and Healthcare Provider CPR certifications. (HLHF) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HE 230 HEALTH IN THE LATER YEARS 3 semester hours HE-Health
Course Description:    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with normal age-related changes in human body systems. The course will also explore acute/chronic illness, mental health/illness, and medication use. Acquisition and maintenance of good health for the older adult will be discussed in terms of nutrition, physical activity, sexual function, and appropriate use of the health care system. (HLHF) (R only) Assessment level: EN 101/101A. Three hours each week.
HE 290 EMERG MED RESPONDER REFRESHER 1 semester hour HE-Health
Course Description:    Refresher course for those who possess current Emergency Medical Responder and Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR certifications. Students must pass competency exams with a score of 70% or better to receive Emergency Medical Responder and Healthcare Provider CPR certifications. (R and TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: Current Emergency Medical Responder and Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR certifications and consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. One hour each week.
HI 103 ASMBLY,ANLYS,ALT HLTH CARE DEL 2 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Designed to introduce the student to the following aspects of the medical information system: health record assembly and analysis and alternate health care delivery systems. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: Admission to the health information management program or consent of program coordinator. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HI 103L ASMBLY,ANLYS,ALT HLTH CARE DEL No Credit HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Laboratory component of HI 103.
HI 104 INTRODUCTION HEALTH MANAGEMENT 1 semester hour HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    An introduction to the historical development of the health care field and organization of health institutions, the health information profession, and health information departments. Emphasis is placed on management of patient index, numbering systems, and filing systems. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: Admission to the health information management program or consent of program coordinator. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. One hour each week.
HI 105 LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFO 1 semester hour HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    This course introduces the following topics: legal aspects; retention and retrieval; forms design; and tumor registry with an emphasis placed on managerial aspects. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: Admission to the health information management program or consent of program coordinator. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. One hour each week.
HI 106 INTRO LEGAL ASPECTS HLTH LAB 1 semester hour HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    This course provides laboratory experience for topics covered in HI 104 and HI 105. Basic computer literacy and keyboarding skills are necessary. (TP/SS only) PRE- or COREQUISITES: HI 104 and HI 105, or consent of program coordinator. Two hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HI 111 PRO PRACTICE EXPERIENCE I 1 semester hour HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Supervised practice in a health information department. The student will perform functions related to the analysis and reporting requirements for health records, the storage and retrieval of health records, and the patient admission process. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: HI 103 and HI 106, or consent of program coordinator. Requires 60 hours of combined supervision on campus and/or in a clinical setting.
HI 113 MANAGEMENT HEALTH INFORMATION 2 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    This course introduces the students to management techniques for controlling functions in a health record department, such as request for proposals, contracts, and personnel. Basic computer literacy and keyboarding skills are necessary. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: CA 120, HI 103, HI 106, and HI 125, or consent of program coordinator. One and one-half hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week.
HI 113L MANAGEMENT HEALTH INFORMATION No Credit HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Laboratory component of HI 113.
HI 114 AUTOMATION HEALTH INFORMATION 2 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    This course introduces the students to computer applications in health care. The student will also be introduced to dictation and transcription equipment and record formats. Basic computer literacy and keyboarding skills are necessary. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: CA 120, HI 103, HI 106, and HI 125, or consent of program coordinator. One and one-half hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HI 114L AUTOMATION HEALTH INFORMATION No Credit HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Laboratory component of HI 114.
HI 125 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I 2 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    The basic structure of medical words, including prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and plurals. Pronunciation, spelling, and definition of medical terms. Emphasis on building a professional vocabulary required of the beginning medical professional. (TP/SS only) (CE) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 097/099, RD 120. Two hours each week.
HI 126 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II 2 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    A continuation of HI 125. Includes medical terminology related to body systems, cancer medicine, radiology and nuclear medicine, and pharmacology. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: HI 125. Two hours lecture/discussion each week.
HI 135 CONCEPTS OF DISEASE 3 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    A survey course designed specifically for students in health programs. General principles, classification, causes, and treatment of selected disease processes are presented. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: Admission to the health information management program or the diagnostic medical sonography program, or consent of department coordinator; and BI 130A/B or HI 125. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HI 200 ICD CODING 4 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    An introduction to ICD classification with considerable time spent coding diagnoses and procedures. The course will include exposure to abstracting and indexing diagnostic and procedural codes as well as retrieving medical information for research. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: HI 103, either HI 125 or BI 204, and HI 135, or consent of program coordinator. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
HI 200L ICD CODING No Credit HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Laboratory component of HI 200.
HI 203 STATISTICS HEALTH INFORMATION 2 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    This course includes topics covering health data statistics and data presentation. The student will gain an in-depth knowledge of basic hospital statistics and application of the same. Basic computer literacy and keyboarding skills are necessary. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: CA 120, HI 103, HI 106, and HI 125, or consent of program coordinator. One and one-half hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week.
HI 203L STATISTICS HEALTH INFORMATION No Credit HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Laboratory component of HI 203.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HI 204 PERF IMPROVEMENT HEALTH INFO 2 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    This course includes topics covering performance improvement. The student will be introduced to the concepts of medical care evaluation, concurrent review, and the importance of accurate date display. Basic computer literacy and keyboarding skills are necessary. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: CA 120, HI 103, HI 106, and HI 125, or consent of program coordinator. One and one-half hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week.
HI 204L PERF IMPROVEMENT HEALTH INFO No Credit HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Laboratory component of HI 204.
HI 211 PRO PRACTICE EXPERIENCE II 2 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Supervised practice in the following health record functions: release of information, supervision, vital records, coding of medical data, data abstracting, DRG coding and assignment, and cancer registry activities. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: HI 113, HI 135, HI 213, and HI 215, or consent of program coordinator. Requires 120 hours of combined supervision on campus and/or in a clinical setting.
HI 212 PRO PRACTICE EXPERIENCE III 1 semester hour HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Supervised practice in performance improvement; basic statistical activities; and exposure to health record functions in an alternate care environments (i.e., long-term care, mental health, ambulatory care, and government or professional organizations). Students will take a mock national accreditation examination. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: HI 203 and HI 204, or consent of program coordinator. PRE- or COREQUISITE: HI 211 or consent of program coordinator. Requires 60 hours of combined supervision on campus and/or in a clinical setting.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HI 213 CPT CODING 2 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    An introduction to the principles and conventions of CPT/HCPCS clinical classification system used in outpatient and physician office settings. Related topics such as ethical coding standards, federal rules and regulations, and fraud and abuse definitions/issues are included. Students should have a basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology in order to succeed in this coding course. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: HI 103 and HI 135, and either HI 125 or BI 130A/B, or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: HI 215. Two hours each week.
HI 214 INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY 1 semester hour HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Designed to give an overview of pharmacology to the student. Examines the prescription drug process (dosage, calculation, administration, and different drug forms) and reviews basic federal and state regulations. Focuses on specific disease states and how certain drugs work to alleviate and treat the conditions for which they are prescribed. Approaches the various drug classes, the actions on physiology, and their relationship to various disease states. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: Admission to the health information management program or consent of program coordinator, BI 130A/B and HI 125. One hour each week.
HI 215 ICD-10 CODING 4 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    An introduction to ICD-10-CM/PCS classification with considerable time spent coding diagnoses and procedures. This course will include exposure in abstracting and indexing diagnostic and procedure codes as well as retrieving medical information for research. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: HI 103, HI 135, and either BI 130A/B or HI 125, or consent of program coordinator. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
HI 215L ICD-10 CODING No Credit HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Laboratory component of HI 215.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HI 220 ADV CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT 3 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Emphasis on management principles and techniques of clinical classification and reimbursement systems in health care settings. This course covers coding competency skills, coding quality control and compliance issues, and federal government compliance institutions. Other topics include reimbursement software applications, data definitions, data security, data compliance, and regulatory requirements. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: HI 213 and HI 215, or consent of program coordinator. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
HI 220L ADV CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT No Credit HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Laboratory component of HI 220.
HI 221 AMBULATORY CODING 2 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    Designed to enhance the student's ability in ambulatory care classification and coding. Students apply CPT and ICD coding for outpatient records in a variety of ambulatory settings including physician office, emergency room, and outpatient surgery. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: HI 215 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours each week.
HI 222 ELECTRONIC PATIENT BILLING 2 semester hours HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    An introduction to electronic patient billing in ambulatory settings using various insurance and reimbursement systems. Students prepare health insurance claim forms for various types of insurance plans and use this information as a practice management and outcomes assessment tool. Additional topics include billing and claims management issues. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: Admission into the health information management program or consent of program coordinator. Two hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HI 226 RESEARCH IN HEALTH INFORMATION 1 semester hour HI-Health Information Mgmt
Course Description:    This course is designed to enhance the student's ability in research methodologies. The student will use computerized databases and spreadsheets to prepare a project related to a health care topic. Basic computer literacy and keyboarding skills are necessary. (TP/SS only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: CA 120, MA 110, MA 116, or a grade of C in MA 116A, HI 203 and HI 204, or consent of program coordinator. Two hours laboratory each week.
HM 100 CUSTOMER SERVICE HOSPITALITY 1 semester hour HM-Hotel/Motel Management
Course Description:    An examination of the role of customer service for lodging and food service operations, large and small. Course stresses understanding customer wants and needs, interaction with customers, customer service support, handling difficult situations, and building long-term relationships with customers. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. One hour each week.
HM 101 INTRO TO HOSPITALITY IND 3 semester hours HM-Hotel/Motel Management
Course Description:    Introduction to the hospitality field including the historical development, opportunities and challenges, current trends and regulations governing the industry. Analysis of functions performed at the three levels of organization within the hotel-institutional organization and the role of domestic and international chains. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HM 121 SUPERVISION/LEADER HOSPITALITY 3 semester hours HM-Hotel/Motel Management
Course Description:    An examination of the management/supervision/leadership responsibilities in the typical lodging and/or food service establishment. Course stresses leadership, communication, morale, motivation, training, team building, and employee development and retention unique to lodging and food service operations. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HM 143 MGMT FRONT OFFICE OPERATIONS 3 semester hours HM-Hotel/Motel Management
Course Description:    A study of methods and procedures used by managers of front office operations. Review and analysis of the guest cycle, maintaining proper guest records, including registration, cashiering, reservations, credit accounting, and auditing. Review of personnel requirements, including job duties and responsibilities of staff and managers. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HM 201 LODGING & FOOD SERVICE LAW 3 semester hours HM-Hotel/Motel Management
Course Description:    History of laws governing innkeeping from early times to present; host responsibilities to guest and guest to innkeeper; protection of guest's health, life, and safety; theories of innkeeper's liability for negligence, evictions, crimes, dangers, and accidents; lien rights; equitable charges; house rules and regulations. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HM 207 LEGAL ISSUES IN LABOR MGMT 3 semester hours HM-Hotel/Motel Management
Course Description:    Introduction to the legal implications of employer/employee relations. Topics include a brief history of the labor movement in the United States, the major acts establishing the framework for labor/management relations, union negotiations, procedures and contracts, and the economic impact of unionization. Discrimination in employment, Title VII and its implications in hiring, firing and working conditions, as well as other statutes and regulations affecting employment relations. PREREQUISITE: HM 121, MG 102 or consent of department. Three hours each week. (Also listed as MG 207)
HM 210 HOSPITALITY PRACTICUM 3 semester hours HM-Hotel/Motel Management
Course Description:    In-service training and practical experience, totaling a minimum of 120 hours in an approved hospitality operation, lodging, commercial food service, institutional food service, meeting planning or the related travel and tourism field. Requires a minimum of 10 hours of seminars with case study analysis. (R only) PREREQUISITE: Consent of department.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HM 212 HOSPITALITY HUMAN RESOURCES 3 semester hours HM-Hotel/Motel Management
Course Description:    An examination of the managerial human resources function of the typical lodging and/or food service operation. Topics include job analysis and job design, planning, recruiting, hiring, orientation, training, and evaluating personnel. Staff turnover, discipline, exit interviews, compensation and benefit plans will also be discussed. (R only) PREREQUISITE: HM 121 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HM 220 PROP SECUR & FACILITIES MGMT 3 semester hours HM-Hotel/Motel Management
Course Description:    An examination of the security, housekeeping and maintenance functions of lodging and food service operations. Property security will review the necessity for security and how programs are implemented. Housekeeping focuses on the importance of cleanliness in attracting and retaining guests. Maintenance operations for a lodging or food service property include discussion of preventive maintenance programs, HVAC systems, water systems, electrical systems, elevator and escalator upkeep and repair, waste removal, and emergency procedures. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HM 240 LODGING/FOOD SERV SALE/ADV 3 semester hours HM-Hotel/Motel Management
Course Description:    Concepts of publicity, communications, public recognition, and goodwill. Stresses methods of developing advertising, merchandising, and profitable use of the media. Attention to the use of convention and group sales, catering, and banquet sales and the importance of promotion in general to build an attractive public image. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HM 250 MTG & CONFERENCE & EVENT PLAN 3 semester hours HM-Hotel/Motel Management
Course Description:    The growing field of meeting and event planning is discussed in detail. Starting with an overview of the nature of meetings and why people meet, the course will look at a variety of topics, including site selection, contract negotiating, program planning, budgeting and financial management, food and beverage arrangements, and contracted services. A review of the meeting and event planner's job description is also provided. PREREQUISITES: HM 240 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HP 101 FUND CONCPT INQ LIT/ART 1 semester hour HP-Honors Program
Course Description:    Selected themes and topics in literature and the arts will be used to help students develop a better understanding of the concepts, terminology, and methodology of the study of literature and the arts. Students may take this course twice to fulfill the requirements of the Honors Scholar Program, provided each time it is taken, a different topic is covered. Specific information about each section of this course will be published prior to the start of each registration and may be obtained from the campus honors coordinator. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A.
HP 101AA LITERATURE, ART, & MYTHOLOGY 1 semester hour HP-Honors Program
Course Description:    Selected themes and topics in literature and the arts will be used to help students develop a better understanding of the concepts, terminology, and methodology of the study of literature and the arts. Students may take this course twice to fulfill the requirements of the Honors Scholar Program, provided each time it is taken, a different topic is covered. Specific information about each section of this course will be published prior to the start of each registration and may be obtained from the campus honors coordinator. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A.
HP 101AB URBAN LIT: PORTRAY MEAN STREET 1 semester hour HP-Honors Program
Course Description:    Selected themes and topics in literature and the arts will be used to help students develop a better understanding of the concepts, terminology, and methodology of the study of literature and the arts. Students may take this course twice to fulfill the requirements of the Honors Scholar Program, provided each time it is taken, a different topic is covered. Specific information about each section of topic is covered. Specific information about each section of registration and may be obtained from the campus honors coordinator.
HP 102 FUND CONCPT INQ SCI/MATH 1 semester hour HP-Honors Program
Course Description:    Selected themes and topics in the natural sciences and mathematics will be used to help students develop a better understanding of the concepts, terminology, and methodology of the study of natural sciences and mathematics. Students may take this course twice to fulfill the requirements of the Honors Scholar Program, provided each time it is taken, a different topic is covered. Specific information about each section of this course will be published prior to the start of each registration and may be obtained from the campus honors coordinator. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HP 102AA SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY 1 semester hour HP-Honors Program
Course Description:    Selected themes and topics in the natural sciences and mathematics will be used to help students develop a better understanding of the concepts, terminology, and methodology of the study of natural sciences and mathematics. Students may take this course twice to fulfill the requirements of the Honors Scholar Program, provided each time it is taken, a different topic is covered. Specific information about each section of this course will be published prior to the start of each registration and may be obtained from the campus honors coordinator. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A.
HP 102AB INFINITY AND BEYOND 1 semester hour HP-Honors Program
Course Description:    Selected themes and topics in the natural sciences and mathematics will be used to help students develop a better understanding of the concepts, terminology, and methodology of the study of natural sciences and mathematics. Students may take this course twice to fulfill the requirements of the Honors Scholar Program, provided each time it is taken, a different topic is covered. Specific information about each section of this course will be published prior to the start of each registration and may be obtained from the campus honors coordinator. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A.
HP 102AC NAT HISTORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY 1 semester hour HP-Honors Program
Course Description:    Selected themes and topics in the natural sciences and mathematics will be used to help students develop a better understanding of the concepts, terminology, and methodology of the study of natural sciences and mathematics. Students may take this course twice to fulfill the requirements of the Honors Scholar Program, provided each time it is taken, a different topic is covered. Specific information about each section of this course will be published prior to the start of each registration and may be obtained from the campus honors coordinator. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A.
HP 103 FUND CONCPT INQ CULT/HIS 1 semester hour HP-Honors Program
Course Description:    Selected themes and topics in culture and history will be used to help students develop a better understanding of the concepts, terminology, and methodology of the study of culture and history. Students may take this course twice to fulfill the requirements of the Honors Scholar Program, provided each time it is taken, a different topic is covered. Specific information will be published prior to the start of each registration and may be obtained from the campus honors coordinator. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)    G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
HP 103AA WORLD HISTORY VIA STAR TREK 1 semester hour HP-Honors Program
Course Description:    Selected themes and topics in culture and history will be used to help students develop a better understanding of the concepts, terminology, and methodology of the study of culture and history. Students may take this course twice to fulfill the requirements of the Honors Scholar Program, provided each time it is taken, a different topic is covered. Specific information will be published prior to the start of each registration and may be obtained from the campus honors coordinator. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A.
HP 103AB AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY 1 semester hour HP-Honors Program
Course Description:    Selected themes and topics in culture and history will be used to help students develop a better understanding of the concepts, terminology, and methodology of the study of culture and history. Students may take this course twice to fulfill the requirements of the Honors Scholar Program, provided each time it is taken, a different topic is covered. Specific information will be published prior to the start of each registration and may be obtained from the campus honors coordinator. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A.
HP 104 FUND CONCPT INQ BEH/SOC 1 semester hour HP-Honors Program
Course Description:    Selected themes and topics in the behavioral and social sciences will be used to help students develop a better understanding of the concepts, terminology, and methodology of the study of behavioral and social sciences. Students may take this course twice to fulfill the requirements of the Honors Scholar Program, provided each time it is taken, a different topic is covered. Specific information about each section of this course will be published prior to the start of each registration and may be obtained from the campus honors coordinator. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A.
HP 104AA GLOBALIZATION ISSUES 1 semester hour HP-Honors Program
Course Description:    Selected themes and topics in the behavioral and social sciences will be used to help students develop a better understanding of the concepts, terminology, and methodology of the study of behavioral and social sciences. Students may take this course twice to fulfill the requirements of the Honors Scholar Program, provided each time it is taken, a different topic is covered. Specific information about each section of this course will be published prior to the start of each registration and may be obtained from the campus honors coordinator. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available    (...only)  -- offered only