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Broadcasting: Intro
Students become familiar with the origin and history of broadcasting; understand the operation, structure, and organization of broadcasting in the United States - geographical, economical, statistical, and influential; become acquainted with the legal, social, educational, and artistic aspects of broadcasting; examine broadcasting codes and audiences.
Announcing/Performance 1
A study of the problems the radio announcer-performer faces. Includes analysis, interpretation, and communication of a variety of types of announcing and performance areas. Develops student's speech, personality, and character as an announcer-performer.
Announcing/Performance 2
Continuation of BDC 120. Enables students to improve talent and ability in advanced announcing and performance activities such as pre-recorded announcements, features, in-depth news announcing, and other specialized broadcast experiences. Two class meetings each week and six hours of laboratory work each week on an individual basis.
Broadcast Writing
Writing news and commercials for broadcast. Developing a professional attitude toward broadcast journalism, emphasizing legal and ethical limits. Experience in planning and writing to sell an idea, service, or product.
Audio Production
This course provides students with practical "hands-on" experience in the use of the audio production equipment that is used in radio and television studios. This course will prepare students in the theory and practice of the interconnection of production in audio, video, and multimedia technologies.
Biology Concepts/GE
A one-semester introductory course covering basic principles and concepts of biology. Methods of scientific inquiry and behavior of matter and energy in biological systems are explored.
Plants and People/GE
Principles of plant biology and taxonomy with an emphasis on human relevance including plants as a source of food, fiber, medicine, and other commercially important uses.
Natural History of the Southwest/GE
Study of the common plants and animals of the Southwest including their distribution, adaptation behavior, and ecology.
Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology/GE
Biology 160 is a study of the structure and function of the human body. The course is designed for students who desire a one semester course in anatomy and physiology.
General Biology (Majors) I/GE
Principles of structure and function of living things at molecular, cellular, and organismic levels of organization. Includes molecular and cellular biology, genetics, viruses, bacteria, protista, and fungi.
General Biology (Majors) II/GE
Additional principles of structure and function of living things at molecular, cellular, and organismic, and higher levels or organization. Includes evolution, organismal biology of plants and animals, population biology, and ecology.
Anatomy and Physiology I/GE
Study of structure and function of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system.
Anatomy and Physiology II/GE
Continuation of structure and function of human body. Topics include endocrine, immune, lymphatic, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
Study of microorganisms including their morphology, metabolism, genetics, classification, and effects on human life and the environment. Laboratory sessions cover basic procedures in microbiology culminating in the identification of unknown bacterial samples.
Human Pathophysiology
Survey of disease processes that affect the body systems focusing on altered physiological mechanisms of cells and organ systems.
An introduction to the science of entomology focusing on basic principles of systematics, morphology, physiology, behavior, ecology, economics, and the many health impacts of insects on humans. The laboratory includes the viewing of insect specimens and field trips to collect and study insects in their natural habitats. An insect collection is required.
Survey of Business
An introduction to the field of business administration in such functional areas as marketing production, business organization and ownership, financial management, law, communication, taxation and regulation, and computer information systems.
Principles of Human Relations
Assists individuals in understanding human behavior in social institutions, business, and industry, including leadership, communications, status, decision making, motivation, and personnel problems. Case problem method of instruction used.
Business Application Concepts
Applications of business computations using calculators and computers to solve problems involving budgets, discounts, markup, interest, credit plans, checking and savings accounts, payroll, and taxes.
Customer Service Management
Examines the role and responsibilities of employees in building quality client relationships that create customer satisfaction as well as exploring the functions of customer service employees in all fields in businesses.
Legal Environment of Business
Examines the legal framework governing rules of conduct among business and its impact on establishing business policy, both legally and ethically.
Business Communications
Development of the skills and abilities to handle written business communications effectively and to develop a distinctive style of business writing. The simple but tactful expression of ideas; the preparation of business letters, memorandums, reports, minutes of meetings, and news releases.
Business Capstone Project
This course functions as a capstone for all the emphasis areas in the AAS in Business programs. It is designed to bring the multi-disciplinary studies together in a real-life project to study a business problem or a business.