Jul 21, 2024  
Butler Community College 2019-20 Catalog 
    
Butler Community College 2019-20 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Music

  
  • MU 191. Jazz Ensemble 3


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 190  with a C or better and audition.

    This is a continuation of MU 190 .



  
  • MU 192. Jazz Ensemble 4


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 191  with a C or better and audition.

    This is a continuation of MU 191 .



  
  • MU 203. Instrumental Workshop 3


    Credits: 1-2
    Prerequisite(s): MU 155  with a C or better and audition.

    A continuation of MU 155 .



  
  • MU 204. Instrumental Workshop 4


    Credits: 1-2
    Prerequisite(s): MU 203  with a C or better and audition.

    A continuation of MU 203 .



  
  • MU 210. College Band 3


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 146  with a C or better and audition.

    A continuation of MU 146 .



  
  • MU 211. College Band 4


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 210  with a C or better and audition.

    A continuation of MU 210 .



  
  • MU 213. Theory of Music 3


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): MU 111  and MU 112  both with a C or better. Must be taken concurrently with MU 256 .

    This course will enable the student to understand the development, structure, and functioning of tertial harmony in music. The student will be able to apply the knowledge he/she gains about scales and harmony to the writing of chord progressions and basic composition with minimal use of a keyboard. The student will understand music in ways that will enhance capacities in teaching, rehearsing, performing, and appreciating music.



  
  • MU 214. Theory of Music 4


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): MU 111 , MU 112 , and MU 213  all with a C or better. Must be taken concurrently with MU 257 .

    This course will enable the student to understand the development, structure, and functioning of tertial harmony in music. The student will be able to apply the knowledge he/she acquires about harmony to the writing of more sophisticated chord progressions, basic compositions, arrangements and orchestrations. The student will understand music in ways that will facilitate and enhance capacities in teaching, rehearsing, performing and appreciating music.



  
  • MU 215. Headliners 3


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 142  with a C or better and audition.

    A continuation of MU 142 .



  
  • MU 216. Headliners 4


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 215  with a C or better and audition.

    A continuation of MU 215 .



  
  • MU 218. Chorus 3


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 143  with a C or better and audition.

    This course will enable the intermediate student to gain the music skills necessary to participate in a large group choral organization.



  
  • MU 219. Chorus 4


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 218  with a C or better and audition.

    This course will enable the advanced intermediate student to gain the music skills necessary to participate in a large group choral organization.



  
  • MU 228. Chamber Singers 3


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): Selection by vocal audition and completion of MU 128  and MU 129 .

    This course will enable the student to demonstrate intermediate knowledge of solo and vocal ensemble skills in the performance of literature from different artistic time periods.



  
  • MU 229. Chamber Singers 4


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): Selection by vocal audition and completion of MU 128 , MU 129 , and MU 228 .

    This course will enable the student to demonstrate advanced knowledge of solo and vocal ensemble skills in the performance of literature from different artistic time periods.



  
  • MU 230. Class Voice 3


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 131  with a C or better or instructor approval.

    This course will enable the intermediate student to demonstrate proper vocal tone while projecting sound in a correct and healthy manner with confidence and proper breath control and posture. The student will study more complex music literature in different languages.



  
  • MU 231. Class Voice 4


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 230  with a C or better or instructor approval.

    This course will enable the advanced student to demonstrate proper vocal tone while projecting sound in a correct and healthy manner with confidence and proper breath control and posture. The student will develop the ability to evaluate personal vocal sound while performing and will perform in one public performance. The student will continue the study of more complex music literature in different languages.



  
  • MU 236. Vocal Ensemble 3


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 137 .

    A continuation of MU 137  with a C or better and audition.



  
  • MU 237. Vocal Ensemble 4


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 236  with a C or better and audition.

    A continuation of MU 236 .



  
  • MU 238. Men’s Vocal Ensemble 3


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 147  with a C or better and audition.

    A continuation of MU 147 .



  
  • MU 239. Women’s Vocal Ensemble 3


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 144  with a C or better and a vocal and dance audition prior to enrollment.

    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in DN 240  is also required.

    This course will enable the intermediate student to demonstrate knowledge of music and dance through a choreographed or staged show.



  
  • MU 244. Women’s Vocal Ensemble 4


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 239  with a C or better and a vocal and dance audition prior to enrollment.

    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in DN 241 is also required.

    This course will enable the advanced intermediate student to demonstrate knowledge of music and dance through a choreographed or staged show.



  
  • MU 247. Men’s Vocal Ensemble 4


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 238  with a C or better and audition.

    A continuation of MU 238 .



  
  • MU 255. Piano Proficiency 3


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 107  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to play music at a piano with greater competence, faster tempi, and more complex chord vocabulary than that attained at the end of MU 107 . The student will be able to also harmonize, transpose, and use five-finger positions, the four types of triads and play scales at a greater level.



  
  • MU 256. Aural Skills 3


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): MU 157  with a C or better.

    Corequisite(s): MU 213 .

    This course will enable the student to build on diatonic harmony foundation and develop aural listening skills by notating and dictating examples using chromatic harmony. The student will gain skills to sing and/or clap a composition with changing meters, syncopation, and/or chromatic harmony.



  
  • MU 257. Aural Skills 4


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): MU 256  with a C or better.

    Corequisite(s): MU 214 .

    This course will enable the student to notate and dictate examples from the Twentieth-Century and develop aural listening skills. The student will practice singing and/or clapping a melody from a twentieth-century composition. The student will be introduced to recent trends in music.



  
  • MU 260. Piano Proficiency 4


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 255  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to play music at a piano with greater competence, faster tempi, and more complex chord vocabulary than that attained at the end of MU 255 . The student will be able to also harmonize, transpose, and use five-finger positions, the four types of triads and play scales at a greater level.



  
  • MU 265. Pep Band 3


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 166  with a C or better and audition.

    This is a continuation of MU 166 .



  
  • MU 266. Pep Band 4


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MU 265  with a C or better and audition.

    This is a continuation of MU 265 .



  
  • MU 279. Choral Accompaniment Combo 2


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and completion of MU 179   with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to accompany varying styles of pop and jazz literature, improve musicianship in a collaborative environment, develop music theory skills necessary to enhance the accompaniment experience, and excel as a combo musician. This course is the second of a four-semester sequence.



  
  • MU 280. Choral Accompaniment Combo 3


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and completion of MU 179   and  MU 279   with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to accompany varying styles of pop and jazz literature, improve musicianship in a collaborative environment, develop music theory skills necessary to enhance the accompaniment experience, and excel as a combo musician. This course is the third of a four-semester sequence.



  
  • MU 281. Choral Accompaniment Combo 4


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and completion of MU 179 , MU 279, and MU 280 with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to accompany varying styles of pop and jazz literature, improve musicianship in a collaborative environment, develop music theory skills necessary to enhance the accompaniment experience, and excel as a combo musician. This course is the fourth of a four-semester sequence.




Nursing

  
  • NR 101. Health Assessment for the Practice of Nursing


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BI 240  (or BI 226  and BI 227 ), BS 160 , EG 101 , MA 135  (or MA 132 , MA 133 , and MA 134 ) or above, all with a C or better. Departmental acceptance to the nursing program. BI 231  with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in BI 231.

    Corequisite(s): NR 116 

    This course will enable the student to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to perform patient centered health assessments to identify current and potential health problems for patients across the lifespan. The student will use interviewing techniques to conduct, review, and document health histories and physical assessments while incorporating developmental, genetic, cultural, spiritual, and gender considerations. The student will perform a focused physical assessment based on presenting signs and symptoms.



  
  • NR 102. Patient Centered Care (PCC) 1: Foundations


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): NR 101 , NR 116 , and BI 231 , all with a C or better, or concurrent enrollment in BI 231.

    Corequisite(s): NR 161 

    This course will enable the student to demonstrate nursing professionalism in caring for patients with common health problems across the lifespan, with an emphasis on health promotion using the nursing process. The student will perform safe, therapeutic, and fundamental nursing skills essential to providing effective patient centered care in a variety of healthcare settings. The student will demonstrate effective therapeutic communication and apply elements of teaching and learning to patient education.



  
  • NR 108. Nursing Concepts for Advanced Standing


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Current LPN Kansas licensure, acceptance into the Nursing Program, BI 240  or BI 226  and BI 227 , BI 231 , BS 160 , BS 260 , EG 101 , MA 135  (or MA 132 , MA 133 , and MA 134 ) or above, AH 111 , all with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to differentiate the role of the licensed practical nurse (LPN) from the registered nurse (RN). The student will demonstrate cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary to provide patient care across the lifespan. The student will apply concepts associated with Health Promotion (HP) and Altered Health States (AHS) of the newborn, child, adult, and family to the provision of safe, quality care. The student will embrace the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics with all class actions and interactions, demonstrating professional accountability and responsibility.



  
  • NR 115. IV Therapy for LPN


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): LPN with a current Kansas license.

    This course will enable the student to perform safely and competently the intravenous (IV) fluid therapy activities as defined in the Kansas Nurse Practice Act. The student will develop skills using the nursing process and current Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice. The student will complete all the pre-clinical requirements for the Department of Nursing. Butler Community College is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course may be taken for continuing education credit in lieu of college credit hours.



  
  • NR 116. Professional Nursing 1


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): BI 240 , (or BI 226  and BI 227 ), BS 160 , EG 101 , MA 135  (or MA 132 , MA 133 , and MA 134 ) or above, all with a C or better. Departmental acceptance to the nursing program.

    Corequisite(s): NR 101  

    This course will enable the student to identify professional standards and scope of practice within the legal and ethical frameworks of the nursing profession. The student will describe the use of therapeutic communication concepts as they relate to the role of the nurse. The student will differentiate the steps of the nursing process.



  
  • NR 117. Professional Nursing 2


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): NR 101 , NR 102 , NR 116 , NR 161 , and NR 262 , all with a C or better.

    Corequisite(s): NR 122 

    This course will enable the student to explain the concepts of prioritization and safe delegation as they apply to the profession of nursing. The student will be introduced to the concepts of care coordination and collaboration with members of the healthcare team.



  
  • NR 118. Nursing Concepts for Advanced Standing


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Current LPN Kansas licensure, current IV Certification, acceptance into the Nursing Program, BI 240  (or BI 226  and BI 227 ), BI 231 , BS 260 , BS 260 , EG 101 , MA 135  (or MA 132 , MA 133 , and MA 134 ) or above, and AH 111 . All courses with a C or better.

    Corequisite(s): NR 101 , unless completed within 2 years of enrollment in NR 118. 

    This course will enable the student to transition from a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) into the Associate Degree nursing program. The student will be able to differentiate the role of the LPN from the RN. The student will utilize effective communication skills, professional behaviors, and care coordination while caring for patients across the lifespan. The student will be able to prioritize care incorporating the concepts of evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, appropriate assessment, and caring for patients with acute and chronic physical health problems across the lifespan. The student will use specific study and test taking strategies to optimize learning.



  
  • NR 120. First Level Directed Independent Study in Nursing


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): NR 106  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to develop a structured learning experience to broaden the student’s comprehension of concepts and competencies associated with the first level of the nursing program. The student will collaborate with the instructor to identify topics of specific interest that augment the nursing curriculum, and develop desired outcomes based on individual student needs and/or requirements.



  
  • NR 122. Patient Centered Care (PCC) 2: Common, Acute and Chronic Health Problems


    Credits: 7
    Prerequisite(s): NR 101 , NR 102 , NR 116 , NR 161 , BI 231 , BS 260 , and AH 111 , all with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in AH 111 and BS 260.

    Corequisite(s): NR 117  and NR 262 .

    This course will enable the student to begin to prioritize care for patients with common, (acute and chronic), physical and mental health problems across the lifespan. The student will also provide evidence-based care for the childbearing and childrearing families. The student will apply developmental concepts to the care of the patient and family across the lifespan in diverse clinical settings. The student will demonstrate effective communication skills, professional behaviors, complex nursing skills, and care coordination while caring for patients across the lifespan. The student will integrate teaching and learning processes in the delivery of patient care across the lifespan.



  
  • NR 161. Pharmacology for Nursing 1


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): NR 101  andNR 116 , both with a C or better.

    Corequisite(s): NR 102 

    This course will enable the student to identify the basic concepts of pharmacology including pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, selected drug classifications, adverse reactions, and legal and ethical issues. The student will discuss underlying concepts related to the nurse’s role in safe medication administration.



  
  • NR 218. Professional Nursing 3


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): NR 122 , NR 117 , NR 262 , NR 263 , all with a C or better.

    Corequisite(s): NR 243 

    This course will enable the student to explore nursing concepts needed for leadership, management of care, and continuous quality improvement within professional nursing. The student will delineate the role and impact of regulatory bodies on the healthcare system. The student will identify the role of the nurse during a catastrophic event.



  
  • NR 220. Second Level Directed Independent Study in Nursing


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): NR 202  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to develop a structured learning experience to broaden the student’s comprehension of concepts and competencies associated with the second level of the nursing program. The student will collaborate with the instructor to identify topics of specific interest that augment the nursing curriculum, and develop desired outcomes based on individual student needs and/or requirements.



  
  • NR 243. Patient Centered Care (PCC) 3: Complex Physical and Mental Health Problems


    Credits: 7
    Prerequisite(s): NR 122 , NR 117 , NR 262 , and BI 250 , all with a C or better, or concurrent enrollment in BI 250.

    Corequisite(s): NR 218  and NR 263 .

    This course will enable the student to care for a group of patients with complex physical and/or mental health problems with unpredictable outcomes. The student will utilize nursing judgment to prioritize evidence-based care to patients across the lifespan experiencing complex health problems. The student will incorporate patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice for patients. The student will demonstrate previous and new knowledge, skills, and attitudes to care for and communicate therapeutically with both patients with complex health problems across the lifespan and the patients’ families. The student will collaborate with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to enhance patient centered care and to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning for diverse patient populations.



  
  • NR 244. Patient Centered Care (PCC) 4: Multisystem or Emergent Health Problems


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): NR 243 , NR 218 , NR 263 , and EG 102  or SP 100 , all with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in EG 102 or SP 100.

    This course will enable the student to manage patient centered care for a group of diverse patients with multisystem or emergent health problems. The student will utilize principles of leadership to meet patient needs using available resources and current technology. The student will integrate evidence-based knowledge in prioritizing clinical decisions. The student will collaborate with the healthcare team to promote optimal outcomes to ensure safety and quality of care for patients across the lifespan. The student will demonstrate professional standards and scope of practice within legal, ethical, and regulatory frame works.



  
  • NR 245. Pharmacology


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BI 226  and BI 227  or BI 240  all with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to develop an understanding of the concepts of pharmacology including pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug classifications, adverse reactions, and legal and ethical issues. The student will apply these underlying concepts to the nurse’s role in medication administration.



  
  • NR 246. Concept Synthesis


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): NR 218 , NR 244  and NR 263  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to synthesize concepts in the delivery of patient care as they prepare for licensure and will include both clinical and didactic components. The student will integrate the prioritization, leadership, management, and professionalism competencies expected of a nurse generalist in providing evidence-based care for patients across the lifespan. The student will manage patient care in an intensive clinical immersion experience, working alongside a nurse mentor. The student will complete the clinical component in a clinical setting approved by faculty and will include clinical simulation.



  
  • NR 262. Pharmacology for Nursing 2


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): NR 101 , NR 102 , NR 116 , and NR 161 , all with a C or better.

    Corequisite(s): NR 122  

    This course will enable the student to develop an understanding of the concepts of pharmacology related to the classifications and prototypes for managing and preventing common and complex health problems. The student will apply these underlying concepts to the nurse’s role in medication administration, including pediatric weight-based dosing and intravenous medication calculations.



  
  • NR 263. Pharmacology for Nursing 3


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): NR 122 , NR 117 NR 262 , all with a C or better.

    Corequisite(s): NR 243 

    This course will enable the student to apply concepts of pharmacology related to the classifications and prototypes of drugs to manage complex, multisystem, and/or emergent health problems with unpredictable outcomes. The student will apply these underlying concepts to the nurse’s role in medication administration, including advanced intravenous medication calculations.




Orientation

  
  • OR 102-0. Student Connect Orientation


    This course will introduce the student to college expectations and student development utilizing team building and appropriate resources and services for personal and academic success. The student will use the Butler Pipeline Portal and website, Academic Planner and Student Handbook to locate Butler policies and procedures, academic and student services that will introduce them to setting goals and becoming a fully engaged college student and life-long learner.




Personal Development

  
  • PD 100. Career Readiness - Updated June 2019


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to identify career goals, utilize career-based technology, prepare proper pre- and post-interview correspondence, and develop interviewing skills which will assist the student in securing an internship or entering the job market.



  
  • PD 105. Becoming a Master Student


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a reading placement instrument.

    This course will enable the student to use effective study skill and time management techniques, as well as develop strategies to better manage health, relationships, and finances.



  
  • PD 110. Research Techniques


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to recognize how academic research fits into the world of information. The student will learn how to approach the task of research, use library tools to find reliable, relevant sources, assess those sources, and use information, data, and scholarship ethically.



  
  • PD 112. Stress Management


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to develop positive strategies for managing stress and apply relaxation techniques.



  
  • PD 114. Early College Academy 1


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to explore Academy specific careers and develop effective academic skills through a series of discussions, participation activities, and guest presenters. The student will learn effective organizational skills and develop good study habits to increase academic performance.



  
  • PD 115. Early College Academy 2


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to develop effective leadership skills for college-level courses through a series of discussions, participation activities, and guest presentations. The student will learn skills to coach other students and develop relationships with Academy related professionals in the field for mentorship purposes.



  
  • PD 120. Conquering College


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to demonstrate growth in self-awareness of personal learning capabilities and preferences related to academic and professional development. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the college environment, and will practice strategies for navigating the college experience successfully. The student will use personalized academic skills which improve effective engagement with learning tasks across disciplines.



  
  • PD 121. Engaging in Business and Industry


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable students to demonstrate self-awareness about personal learning preferences and use personalized academic skills in effectively engaging with college texts, projects, ideas, and other tasks related to academic and professional development in BI. The student will demonstrate skillful strategies for navigating processes and challenges of higher education environments, especially BI Major Pathway processes, degree programs, transfer options, and professional ends.



  
  • PD 122. Engaging in Fine Arts and Communication


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable students to demonstrate self-awareness about personal learning preferences and use personalized academic skills in effectively engaging with college texts, projects, ideas, and other tasks related to academic and professional development in FAC. The student will demonstrate skillful strategies for navigating processes and challenges of higher education environments, especially FAC Major Pathway processes, degree programs, transfer options, and professional ends.



  
  • PD 123. Engaging in Health Sciences


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable students to demonstrate self-awareness about personal learning preferences and use personalized academic skills in effectively engaging with college texts, projects, ideas, and other tasks related to academic and professional development in HS. The student will demonstrate skillful strategies for navigating processes and challenges of higher education environments, especially HS Major Pathway processes, degree programs, transfer options, and professional ends.



  
  • PD 124. Engaging in the Humanities


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable students to demonstrate self-awareness about personal learning preferences and use personalized academic skills in effectively engaging with college texts, projects, ideas, and other tasks related to academic and professional development in HUM. The student will demonstrate skillful strategies for navigating processes and challenges of higher education environments, especially HUM Major Pathway processes, degree programs, transfer options, and professional ends.



  
  • PD 125. Engaging in Public Service


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable students to demonstrate self-awareness about personal learning preferences and use personalized academic skills in effectively engaging with college texts, projects, ideas, and other tasks related to academic and professional development in PS. The student will demonstrate skillful strategies for navigating processes and challenges of higher education environments, especially PS Major Pathway processes, degree programs, transfer options, and professional ends.



  
  • PD 126. Engaging in Science, Engineering, and Math (SEM)


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable students to demonstrate self-awareness about personal learning preferences and use personalized academic skills in effectively engaging with college texts, projects, ideas, and other tasks related to academic and professional development in SEM. The student will demonstrate skillful strategies for navigating processes and challenges of higher education environments, especially SEM major pathway processes, degree programs, transfer options, and professional ends



  
  • PD 127. Engaging in Social and Behavioral Sciences


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable students to demonstrate self-awareness about personal learning preferences and use personalized academic skills in effectively engaging with college texts, projects, ideas, and other tasks related to academic and professional development in SBS. The student will demonstrate skillful strategies for navigating processes and challenges of higher education environments, especially SBS Major Pathway processes, degree programs, transfer options, and professional ends.



  
  • PD 128. Engaging in Information Technology


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable students to demonstrate self-awareness about personal learning preferences and use personalized academic skills in effectively engaging with college texts, projects, ideas, and other tasks related to academic and professional development in IT. The student will demonstrate skillful strategies for navigating processes and challenges of higher education environments, especially IT Major Pathway processes, degree programs, transfer options, and professional ends.



  
  • PD 129. Engaging in Meta Major and Pathways


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable students to demonstrate self-awareness about personal learning preferences and use personalized academic skills in effectively engaging with college texts, projects, ideas, and other tasks related to academic and professional development in MMP. The student will demonstrate skillful strategies for navigating processes and challenges of higher education environments, especially MMP Major Pathway processes, degree programs, transfer options, and professional ends.



  
  • PD 130. Engaging in Interactive Technology


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable students to demonstrate self-awareness about personal learning preferences and use personalized academic skills in effectively engaging with college texts, projects, ideas, and other tasks related to academic and professional development in 3DTECH. The student will demonstrate skillful strategies for navigating processes and challenges of higher education environments, especially 3DTECH Major Pathway processes, degree programs, transfer options, and professional ends.



  
  • PD 214. Early College Academy 3


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to continue exploration of Academy specific careers through presentations and interviews with industry professionals. The student will participate in presentations that will focus on responsibilities, rewards and challenges, education and training requirements (including financing), and professional credentialing of selected careers. The student will participate in simulated case scenarios with industry professionals. The student will develop professional behaviors.



  
  • PD 215. Early College Academy 4


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to continue exploration of careers and allow the student the opportunity to develop education and career goals. The student will focus on entrance requirements and preparation for admission to educational and training programs. The student will identify mentors and participate in a community service project which addresses development of professional and leadership skills.




Philosophy

  
  • PL 101. Introduction to Logic


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to understand the logical concepts and methods of critical thinking. The student will apply logical principles to contemporary issues and critically analyze the views and reasoning of others. (PHL1030)



  
  • PL 290. Philosophy 1


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to evaluate the philosophical concepts and arguments contained in the commentaries and/or selections from the works of various historical and contemporary philosophers. The student will apply philosophical principles to contemporary issues and synthesize the teachings of the philosophers into a coherent set of principles that can guide personal conduct and thought. (PHL1010)



  
  • PL 291. Ethics


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to evaluate ethical concepts and arguments contained in the commentaries or selections from the works of various historical and contemporary writers. The student will apply ethical principles to contemporary personal and world issues and synthesize those ethical concepts and arguments into a coherent set of principles that can guide personal conduct and thought. (PHL1020)




Physical Science

  
  • PS 100. General Physical Science.


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): High school Algebra or MA 060  (or MA 064 , MA 065 , and MA 066 ) with a C or better or diagnostic credit.

    This course will enable the student to gain a basic understanding of astronomy, meteorology, geology, chemistry and physics. There are three hours of lecture/presentation periods and three hours of laboratory time each week. (PSI1010)



  
  • PS 102. Physical Geology


    Credits: 4
    This course will enable the student to explain introductory material to geology in all aspects including some historical concepts. The student will explain the fundamentals of physical geology with an emphasis on the plate tectonics explanation of such phenomena as volcanism, earthquakes, and mountain building. The student will explain the importance of streams, weathering and erosion, glaciations, and wave action in shaping the land. The student will discuss minerals, rocks and natural resources. Students will participate in laboratory work including identification of minerals and rocks, use of topographic and geologic maps, and use and interpretation of aerial photographs in geology. This course will meet for three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory each week. (PSI1030) (PSI1030)




Physics

  
  • PH 103. Descriptive Astronomy


    Credits: 4
    This course will enable the student to study the characteristics of the solar system, stars, and galaxies. Also discussed will be the tools and methods used by astronomers. Other topics will include the effect of the space program on the understanding of astronomical phenomena, several of the current theories on the origin of the universe, and the current projects involved in the search of extraterrestrial intelligence. In the laboratory portion of the course, familiarity with the objects on the nighttime sky constellations, the feature of the moon, identification of planets will be developed. Techniques of small telescopes and binoculars will be developed, indoor exercises will include the use of star and constellation charts, planetary models, and a variety of computer activities. This course will meet for three hours of lecture and 2 hours of laboratory per week. (PHY1020)



  
  • PH 111. Introduction to Meteorology


    Credits: 4
    This course will enable the student to examine the physical properties of the atmosphere, radiation heating and cooling, precipitation, clouds, weather disturbances, climate controls, map readings and application of the scientific method in analysis of the weather elements. The student will also produce written works as appropriate to the discipline.



  
  • PH 130. Basic Physics 1


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): MA 125  (or MA 127 , MA 128 , and MA 129 ) with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to approach physics with practical applications. Force, work, rate, and momentum and resistance are taught in the course. Students are shown how these five concepts are applied to four energy systems - mechanical, fluidal, electrical, and thermal. Students perform practical laboratory experiments that relates each concept to the four energy systems.



  
  • PH 143. General Physics 1


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): MA 135  (or MA 132 , MA 133  and MA 134 ) with a C or better. MA 140  with a C or better is recommended.

    This course will enable the student to understand the principles of mechanics, heat, and thermodynamics, and wave motion and sound. The student will perform laboratory experiments enhance the concepts listed above as well as introduction to the principles and techniques of scientific investigation and data handling. This course is intended for students in life science, premed, predental, prevet, the general liberal arts, business and preteaching. (PHY1010)



  
  • PH 146. General Physics 2


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): PH 143  with a C or better.

    This course is a continuation of General Physics I. This course will enable the student to understand the principles of electricity, magnetism, light, and nuclear physics. Laboratory experiments will help enhance the concepts listed above as well as further the student’s understanding of the principles and techniques of scientific investigation and data handling. This course is intended for students in life science, pre-med, pre-dental, pre-vet, the general liberal arts, business and pre-teaching. (PHY2020)



  
  • PH 251. Physics 1


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): MA 151  with a C or better

    This course is intended for those students who plan to major in physics, mathematics or other fields of science requiring a more in-depth introduction to physics. A calculus treatment of the general principles of mechanics, heat and sound is offered in this course. There are three single periods of lecture and two double periods of laboratory per week (PHY1030)



  
  • PH 252. Physics 2


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): PH 251  and MA 152  with a C or better.

    This course is a continuation of PH 251 . The topics covered in this course are electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics. There will be three hours of lecture with four hours of laboratory per week (PHY2030)




Political Science

  
  • PO 141. American Federal Government


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to apply knowledge of American politics to individual life and the political system that affects citizens. The student will study federalism, including the Constitution, civil liberties, political socialization, the media, political parties, the branches of government and foreign policy. The student will recognize the concerns of diverse populations, relationships between the federal government and current events and how they impact his/her life. (POL1020)



  
  • PO 142. State and Local Government


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to synthesize facts related to state and local government, including constitutions, elections, and structure. The student will be able to recognize relationships between state and local governments and current events as well as the concerns of diverse populations including citizenry, political parties, and interest groups.



  
  • PO 201. International Relations


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to analyze and synthesize concepts, events, and patterns in modern international relations. The student will differentiate, utilize, and evaluate competing theories and interpret historical developments in international relations with emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries, including key issues relating to conflict and war, international organization and law, human rights, regional integration, international political economy, North-South relations, global resource management, and technology. (POL1030)



  
  • PO 226. Introduction to Comparative Politics


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to analyze the political systems, economic systems, policy-making, representation and participation, and governance of consolidated democracies, mixed systems, and authoritarian regimes.




Reading

  
  • RD 011. College Reading 1


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a predetermined level in reading on a placement instrument. Additional diagnostic testing will be used to verify correct placement.

    This course will enable the student to improve phonemic awareness, word recognition skills, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills.



  
  • RD 012. College Reading 2


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a predetermined level in reading on a placement instrument or RD 011  with C or better. Additional diagnostic testing will be used to verify correct placement in this course.

    This course will enable the student to improve word recognition techniques, reading comprehension skills, and vocabulary. The student will learn textbook study strategies and practice silent reading fluency.



  
  • RD 014. ELL College Reading 1


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a predetermined level in reading on a placement instrument. Additional diagnostic testing will be used to verify correct placement.

    This course will enable the ELL student to improve phonemic awareness, word recognition skills, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills. The student will use reading comprehension skills to write summaries of readings.



  
  • RD 015. ELL College Reading 2


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a predetermined level in reading on a placement instrument or RD 014  with C or better. Additional diagnostic testing will be used to verify correct placement in this course.

    This course will enable the ELL student to improve word recognition techniques, reading comprehension skills, and vocabulary with emphasis on American English idiosyncrasies and idioms. The student will learn textbook study strategies, practice silent reading fluency, and write summaries of readings.




Religion

  
  • RG 190. New Testament


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to develop a critical perspective on the development of Christianity and its texts. To this end the student will examine the various factors that impacted Christianity’s foundation and development through the 1st century CE. The student will apply resources and methods to biblical texts that increase comprehension both of the historical setting and the contemporary significance of those texts with an examination of how the religion functions in contemporary society.



  
  • RG 191. Old Testament


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to develop a critical perspective on the development of Judaism and its texts. To this end the student will identify and analyze the various factors that crucially impacted Judaism’s foundation and historical development and the development of its literature. The student will apply methods and resources to the biblical texts and to the processes that produced them, thus increasing comprehension both of the literature and of the religion it represents. Such methods and resources also increase comprehension of the historical setting and of the contemporary significance of those texts, to which end the student will examine how Judaism’s religious concepts are applied to and function in contemporary society.



  
  • RG 210. Comparative Religions


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to develop his or her historical understanding of seven of the world’s major, living religions through his/her analysis of their origins and their historical development. These seven religions are Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Shinto. The student will analyze the principal and distinguishing features of these religions in terms of their primary customs, beliefs and practices, identifying the most outstanding characteristics of each of these religions. (REL1010)




Social Science

  
  • SC 120. Principles of Geography


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to locate the geographic positions of countries, cities, landforms and bodies of water in a global context. The student will internalize the economic, political and cultural relationships between the environment and people. (GEO1010)




Social Work

  
  • SW 102. Introduction to Social Work


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to explore social work as a helping profession. The student will examine the development of social work as a profession as well as the knowledge and skills used by social workers. (SOC1020)




Software Development

  
  • SD 201. Python Programming with Data Science


    Credits: 3
    Python Programming with Data Science. 3 hours credit. This course will enable the student to use structured programming techniques to develop game applications using the Python application development language. The student will analyze the data from games using data science.




Special Topics

  
  • PD 253. Special Topics


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): May require approval of departmental dean and/or instructor.

    This course will enable the student to explore additional topics in a particular field of study based on student needs or requirements beyond established Butler courses. The student will gain an understanding of these additional topics and learn how this field of study relates to life and the workplace. Check with your instructor for topic options.




Speech Communication

  
  • SP 100. Public Speaking


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to communicate effectively in a variety of public speaking venues, utilizing nonverbal as well as verbal skills. The student will be able to critically assess information both on a verbal and research level. This course will enable the student to recognize the importance of self-concept in oral communication, to interview effectively and to work in groups confidently. (COM1010)



  
  • SP 102. Interpersonal Communication


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to: Identify and practice effective interpersonal communication (verbal and nonverbal) techniques. Discuss the role of perception (both self and others) in interpersonal communication. Identify major barriers to effective listening and how to overcome them. Recognize and practice effective conflict resolution. Recognize thoughts and feelings and be able to express them appropriately. (COM1020)



  
  • SP 108. Signing Exact English Level 1


    Credits: 2
    The course will enable the student to effectively communicate using a basic level of SEE, manual language, and fingerspelling. This course will build confidence and awareness of deaf culture so that the student will engage and feel comfortable communicating with the deaf and hearing impaired in the community, on the job, or in the classroom.



  
  • SP 109. Signing Exact English Level 2


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): SP 108  with a C or better. Students who have acquired Signing Exact English SEE Level I at another facility may enroll providing their skills and vocabulary are equivalent to SP 108 .

    This course will enable the student to effectively communicate using an intermediate level of SEE, manual language, and fingerspelling. This course engages the student in refining expressive and receptive skills in communicating with the deaf and hearing impaired in the community, on the job, or in the classroom.



 

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