147 Course Descriptions PNN660-C Practical Nursing IA 6 The emphasis of this course is in the development of higher level concepts and skills within the nursing process and scope of the practical nurse. The roles of the practical nurse as provider of care and manager of care are explored within the health-illness continuum. Pharmacological and diet therapy principles are integrated through the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the client having surgery, cardiovascular disorders, respiratory disorders, and endocrine disorders. A systematic approach using the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of caring for the predictable pediatric and adult client are explored through clinical and simulation experiences. Prerequisites: PNN659-C, PNN648-C; Corequisite: PNN650-C PNN661-C Practical Nursing IB 5 This course is a continuation of Practical Nursing IA with an emphasis in the development of higher level concepts and skills within the nursing process and scope of the practical nurse. The roles of the nurse as provider of care and manager of care as well as becoming a member in the discipline of nursing are explored within the health illness continuum. Pharmacological and diet therapy principles are integrated through the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the client with infections, immune disorders, digestive disorders, urologic disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders, and psychological disorders. A systematic approach using the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of caring for the predictable pediatric and adult client are explored through preceptor experiences Prerequisite: PNN660-C; Corequisite: PNN654-C _P_O__L__IT__I_C__A__L_ _S_C__I_E__N__C__E_____________________________ POL110-A Introduction to Political Science 3 This course is an overview of the role of modern government in our society. Students will examine the role of government in creating solutions to such contemporary problems as environmental control, law and order, minority groups, poverty, military relations, etc. This course is designed to familiarize students with how our government works to accomplish its goals. This introductory course is an overview of the basic principles and processes of the American political system. The course will include a study of the role on intuitions, individuals and interest groups in the process of governance. It will also examine the impact of political theorists and political ideologies on domestic and foreign systems of governance. POL111-A American National Government 3 This course focuses on the major governmental entities in the United States. It examines the governmental process in a democracy and the basic principles of the United States government. Attention is given to the U.S. Constitution, intergovernmental relations, the political process, and the balance of power achieved through the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of the national government. POL112-A American State and Local Government 3 This course examines the operations, problems, and policies of state and local governments in the U.S. Interfacing with other levels of government and financing will also be covered. POL121-A International Relations 3 International Relations is the study of international politics and the interaction between state and non-state actors, with emphasis on those elements underlying the international political system. Topics include the international environment, the structure of interstate relations, the formulation and implementation of policy, and the importance of security, welfare, legality, and morality considerations in international relations. POL201-A The U.S. Constitution 3 The United States Constitution course focuses on the historical evolution of the United States Constitution with emphasis on its antecedents, interpretation, and change. Topics include a study of the Constitution’s historical background and its basic features, a study of the seven articles and twenty-six amendments, and an examination of current topics. _P_A__R_A__L__E_G__A__L________________________________________ PRL101-A Paralegal Studies Orientation 3 Paralegal Studies Orientation surveys the paralegal profession with special emphasis on the major roles and responsibilities of the legal assistant. The course explores the knowledge base required to be a legal assistant and considers the history of the profession. PRL115-A Legal Research & Writing 3 Legal Research and Writing explores methods and techniques regarding issue recognition, finding sources of the law, applying the law to specific situations, and creating documentary work products. Students utilize computer-aided legal research. Course work includes basic legal documents as well as completion of major research and writing projects. PRL161-A Family Law 3 Family Law considers domestic relationships: marriage, annulment, divorce, adoption, child custody, abuse, and the growing concern of care for elderly relatives. PRL168-A Property/Probate 3 Probate/Property encompasses real and personal property subject matter including the acquisition, transfer and destruction of such property. This course provides an overview of common property issues including common transfers such as sale and disposition at death. PRL281-A Legal Ethics 3 Legal Ethics examines the roles and duties of the paralegal within the limitations of the Code of Professional Responsibility. The course covers client interviewing and notetaking techniques in order to avoid the unauthorized practice of law. Emphasis centers on the preservation of client confidentiality and the recognition of conflicts of interest.
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