135 Course Descriptions HSC111-A Issues in Health and Society 3 This course presents an overview of current issues, concepts, and theories in health. It provides students with well-developed, carefully considered, and sharply opposed points of view on issues in health and society. This course provides both an overview of areas of conflict in health as well as ways of looking at the conflicts. The purpose of this course is to introduce a number of contemporary topics in order to illustrate how controversies are viewed from a healthcare perspective. HSC113-E Medical Terminology 2 Medical terminology is the language of medicine. This course is designed to utilize word parts (prefixes, suffixes, word roots, etc.) in the construction and analysis of medical terms. The course introduces medical terms, eponyms, acronyms, and abbreviations in a structured anatomical approach. Emphasis is placed on word analysis, spelling, definition, pronunciation, and usage of medical terms. HSC114-E Medical Terminology 3 This course is an individualized course which includes spelling and definitions of medical terms including word parts, human body structure, common psychiatric terms and the following body systems: integumentary, respiratory, urinary, male and female reproductive, obstetrics and neonatology, cardiovascular and lymphatic, digestive, eye, ear, musculoskeletal, nervous and endocrine systems. HSC143-A Pharmacology 3 This course is designed to help nursing students, medical assistant students, and students of other allied health occupations, a continuing education update for practitioners in the health care field, part of a refresher program for practitioners returning to health occupations, and a supplemental or reference book for practitioners wishing to extend their knowledge beyond basic training in specific health occupations. HSC172-E Nurse Aid 3 Emphasis in the course is on students achieving a basic level of knowledge and demonstrating skills to provide safe, effective resident care in a nursing home. It includes an overview of functions of effective nurse aides. HSC245-E Teambuilding 1 Involves the study of team dynamics and communication techniques necessary to promote effective, collaborative team outcomes. Topics include: team characteristics, communication, goal setting, roles of team members, building teams, leadership skills, motivation, conflict resolution, and evaluating results. _H_E__A__L_T__H__ _S_A__F_E__T__Y_ _&__ _E_N__V__I_R__O__N__M__E__N__T_ _T_E__C__H____ HSE100-E Occupational Safety 3 Students shall be able to apply the federal government’s “Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines” and Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations in analyzing workplace hazards and in recommending compliance methods that protects the health and safety of workers. HSV259-A Introduction to Chemical Dependency 3 Introduction to Chemical Dependency covers the past, current, and future trends in the chemical dependency field. Students examine the biological, sociological, and psychological theories of addiction, and visit and analyze various drug and alcohol treatment modalities/programs. Other topics include community, school, educational, and self-help prevention programs. Students learn how to present drug and alcohol education classes in addition to learning about the recovery and relapse process. _H_U__M___A_N__I_T__I_E_S_______________________________________ HUM110-A Changes and Choices 3 Changes and Choices offers students an opportunity to explore ways in which the Humanities are integral to their personal and work lives, especially as they face change and make decisions. HUM122-A American Film 3 American film is an introductory film course designed to demonstrate the full impact of Hollywood filmmaking as an art form, an economic form and a cultural indicator. The course looks at the message of genre, the social and psychological effects of the Hollywood film style and the mutual influence of society and popular culture. Included are discussions of the Hollywood style, the star system, the western, the romantic comedy, the combat film, film noir and the film school generation. HUM137-A Humanities of the Modern World 3 The goals of the course are for students to experience and appreciate the humanities; to study the humanities in a chronological framework as reflections of the worldview of the Era and to learn how our own present culture evolved; and to trace historically the growth of the value of humanism; and capabilites of the individual. HUM220-A Mythology 3 Provides an understanding of the role of mythology in human history throughout the world. The relationships among myth, religion, and culture are explored. HUM287-A Leadership Development Studies 3 Leadership Development Studies by the Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films, and contemporary readings on leadership. Your PTK Certified Instructor will use a variety of learning techniques that may include, but are not limited to, integration of humanities into the study of leadership, threaded discussions, Shared-analysis of articles, selfassessment exercises, and film study. Students taking this course will gain a basic understanding of the concept of leadership theory while developing philosophy of leadership, an awareness of the moral and ethical responsibilities of leadership, and an awareness of one’s own ability and style of leadership. The course provides the opportunity to develop essential skills through study, observation, and application. HUM927-A Honors Study 1 In this course, the student will work independently with a chosen Arts & Sciences humanities instructor on a humanities project designed by the student and the instructor.
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