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General Education Electives

General Education Electives are classes that may be used to fulfill the discipline specific "general education elective" requirements for the following degrees:

Additionally, some classes also meet the Cultural Literacy requirement for AAOT degree.

Academic Disciplines

Classes are divided into three branches of knowledge, called academic disciplines:

Arts and Letters

Class types: Art (ART), English (ENG), Foreign Language - at CGCC Japanese and Spanish are offered - (JPN or SPA), Music (MUS), Philosophy (PHL), Communication (COMM), Theater Arts (TA), Women's Studies (WS), and Writing (WR).

Social Sciences

Class types: Anthropology (ATH), Consumer and Family Studies (HEC), Economics (EC), History (HST), Political Science (PS), Psychology (PSY), Sociology (SOC), and Women’s Studies (WS).

Science and Mathematics

Class types: Biology (BI), Chemistry (CH), Computer Information Systems (CIS), Environmental Science (ESR), Geology (G), General Science (GS), Mathematics (MTH), and Physics (PHY).

Classes

Course Number Name Credits Description
ART 101 Understanding Architecture 4

Introduces aesthetic, historical, and critical issues of architecture. Presents buildings, gardens, fountains, malls and public spaces in terms of experiencing, appreciating and understanding roles of architecture in the urban world and as reflections of human interaction with the socio-political and physical environment. The series ART 101 and 102 may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ART 102 Understanding the Visual Arts 4

Introduces aesthetic, historical, and critical issues of the visual arts. Presents aspects of drawing, painting, sculpture and craft in terms of experiencing, appreciating and understanding these aspects in our lives. The series ART 101 and 102 may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ART 206 History of Western Art 4

Examines visual art and architecture as a reflection of human interaction with the socio-political and physical environment. Focuses on viewing, analyzing and comparing many art forms in an historical context, and covers the Renaissance and Baroque periods, beginning about 1300 CE. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ART 211 Modern Art History:19th Century Art in Europe & America 4

Explores the beginning of the modern world and modern societies in Europe and the United States. Examines and analyzes the visual arts to reveal some effects of societal changes, and to gain insight into our modern world. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ART 212 Modern Art History: Early 20th Century Art 4

Explores early 20th century revolutions in science and technology, psychology and philosophy. Examines and analyzes the visual arts to reveal some effects of those changes, and to gain insight into our modern world. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ART 231 Drawing 3

Deepens basic perceptual drawing techniques and tools as well as the understanding of the language of drawing in historical and contemporary contexts. Further develops critical skills for sighting, measuring, designing and constructing in drawing. May be taken three times for credit. Audit available.

ART 253 Ceramics I 3

Explores ceramic processes, techniques and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develops and encourages creative problem solving by utilizing various ceramic techniques. Includes critiques, discussions, and ceramic presentations to establish critical skills necessary to evaluate ceramics, explore artistic intent, examine structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. This is the first course of a two-course sequence. May be taken three times for credit. Audit available.

ART 256 Ceramics II 3

Explores advanced ceramic processes. Develops and encourages creative problem solving by utilizing more advance ceramic techniques (i.e. work on and off the potter's wheel, glazes and firing procedures). Refines critical skills necessary to evaluate ceramics through critiques, discussions, and ceramic presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of ceramics. This is the second of a two course sequence. Prerequisite: Art 253. May be taken up to three times for credit. Audit available.

ART 270 Printmaking 3

Explores printmaking processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develops creative problem solving by utilizing monoprints, relief and basic intaglio processes. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish critical skills necessary to evaluate prints, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. May be taken three times for credit. Audit available.

ART 281 Painting II 3

Explores ways of seeing and elaborates on basic painting techniques, materials, and concepts while relating to historical and contemporary issues. Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory. May be taken three times for credit. Audit available.

ART 284 Watercolor I 3

Explores basic studio watercolor painting techniques, materials, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues to increase visual literacy. Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory. May be taken three times for credit. Audit available.

ART 287 Watercolor II 3

Explores basic and more advanced studio watercolor painting techniques, materials, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues to increase visual literacy. Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory. May be taken three times for credit. Prerequisite: ART 284 or instructor permission. Audit available.

ART 292 Sculpture: Mixed Media 3

Explores sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues in sculpture. Develops creative problem solving skills through making sculpture using a variety of mixed media techniques. Establishes critical skills necessary to evaluate sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. May be taken three times for credit. Audit available.

ATH 101 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 4

Presents physical anthropology and the study of human biological evolution in the context of modern genetics and primate behavior studies. Examines human fossil record, as well as the diversity and commonality of present and past populations of humankind. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ATH 102 Introduction to Archaeology & Prehistory 4

Introduces methods and techniques used by archaeologists to study the development of human culture. Provides a survey of world prehistory, while emphasizing the development of social complexity and the origins of agriculture that precede both new and old world civilizations. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ATH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 4

Examines modern human cultures. Analyzes a variety of ethnographic examples from various world societies to understand the diverse aspects of language, technology, economy, social structure, governance, religion, world views and expressive aspects of life. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ATH 208 Cultural Anthropology: Cultures of World 4

Introduces ethnographic descriptions of a representative sample of the cultural variations among contemporary peoples. Compares various subsistence systems and levels of socio-political integration. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ATH 231 Native Americans of the Northwest 4

An in-depth survey of the native peoples of Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Southwest Canada. Individual native groups are studied to depict cultural variation within the region. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BI 101 Biology 4

Introduces the properties of life, morphology and physiology of cells, cell chemistry, energy transformation, and the basic principles of ecology. A laboratory science course designed for non-biology majors. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BI 102 Biology 4

Presents protein synthesis, cell division, genetics, reproduction and development, and evolution. Designed as a laboratory science course for non-biology majors. The second course of a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores, and BI 101. Audit available.

BI 103 Biology 4

Presents the evolutionary relationships among the kingdoms. Includes a comparison of biological systems across kingdoms. Designed as a laboratory science course for non-biology majors. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores, and BI 101. Audit available.

BI 112 Cell Biology for Health Occupations 5

Includes the study of the scientific method, cellular chemistry, cell structure and function, principles of inheritance, and laboratory skills. Includes topics and skills required to continue to Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BI 121 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4

Surveys anatomical terminology, basic chemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous. Involves lecture discussions complemented by physiological laboratory exercises, dissections, microscopy, and multimedia. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 121 and MTH 65. Audit available.

BI 122 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4

Surveys the endocrine, lymphatic, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, reproductive, urinary, and some coverage of human development, human genetics, and immunology. Lecture discussions are complemented by laboratories which include physiological exercises, dissections, microscopy, and multimedia. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores, and BI 121. Audit available.

BI 141 Habitats: Life of the Forest 4

Examines structure and function of Oregon forest ecosystems. Covers distribution and interactions of plants, animals, microorganisms, climate and basic geology. Laboratory emphasizes identification and environmental testing. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BI 142 Habitats: Marine Biology 4

Examines marine environment and the ecology, physiology, and morphology of marine plants and animals, emphasizing Oregon. Laboratory focuses on identification and environmental testing. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BI 143 Habitats: Fresh Water Biology 4

Covers environments of freshwater streams, lakes, and marshes. Includes effects of physical and chemical factors on organisms, along with the organisms, their biological interactions and nutrient cycles. Explores ecological factors of freshwater environments and the effects of human activities on them. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BI 211 Principles of Biology 5

Includes introduction to science, biochemistry, metabolism, the cell, molecular biology, and reproduction. The first course of a three-course sequence for students majoring in biology and the sciences, including pre-medical, pre-dental, chiropractic, pharmacy, and related fields. Recommended: High school biology and chemistry within the past seven years. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores, and MTH 95 or higher. Prerequisite/Concurrent: CH 100 or higher; or instructor permission. Audit available.

BI 212 Principles of Biology 5

Includes inheritance, the genetic code, modern and classical genetics, evolution, diversity, and systematics. May include some dissection of plants and animals. The second course in a three course sequence for students majoring in biology and the sciences, including pre-medical, pre-dental, chiropractic, pharmacy, and related fields. Prerequisite: BI 211 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.

BI 213 Principles of Biology 5

Includes plant and animal anatomy and physiology, and individual, population, community and ecosystem ecology. The third course of a three-course sequence for students majoring in biology and the sciences, including pre-medical, pre-dental, chiropractic, pharmacy, and related fields. Prerequisite: BI 212 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.

BI 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4

First course of a three-course sequence. Introduces body systems, homeostasis, tissues, integument, skeletal and muscular systems. Includes related laboratories which integrate appropriate lab equipment and procedures: microscopes, dissection, and others as determined by the department and instructor. Prerequisites: BI 112 or (BI 211 and BI 212). Audit available.

BI 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4

Second course of a three-course sequence. Introduces nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems. Includes related laboratories which integrate appropriate lab equipment and procedures: microscopes, dissection, and others as determined by the department and instructor.Prerequisites: BI 231 with a “C” or better. Audit available.

BI 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology III 4

Third course of a three-course sequence. Introduces the respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary and reproductive systems. Includes related laboratories which integrate appropriate lab equipment and procedures: microscopes, dissection, and others as determined by the department and instructor.Prerequisites: BI 232 with a “C” or better. Audit available.

BI 234 Microbiology 5

Introduces microbial taxonomy, identification, morphology, metabolism and genetics. Explores bacterial, viral, and parasitic relationships with human health and disease. Laboratory stresses aseptic technique, bacterial identification and physiology using a variety of media, culturing techniques, and staining techniques. Prerequisites: BI 112 or BI 211. Audit available.

CH 100 Everyday Chemistry with Lab 4

Introduces chemistry related topics pertaining to everyday life. Includes topics such as renewable energy, clean air and water and global climate change using a relatively nonmathematical approach. Includes atomic/molecular structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, chemical reactions, acids/bases and the social and environmental role of chemistry. Recommended for non-science majors to fulfill the Gen Ed science with lab requirement. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

CH 121 General Chemistry I 5

Explores the general principles of chemistry: atomic structure, mole concept, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, and gas laws. This is the first course of a three course sequence. Designed for transfer students or those in a health science program, e.g. Nursing, or for a laboratory science elective. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/Concurrent: MTH 95. Audit available.

CH 122 General Chemistry II 5

Includes stoichiometry, gases, oxidation-reduction, acid-base concepts, equilibrium, physical and chemical properties of solutions, nuclear chemistry, and organic hydrocarbons. This is the second course in a three course sequence. Prerequisite: CH 121. Audit available.

CH 123 General Chemistry III 5

Includes fundamental principles of organic chemistry and biochemical processes. This is the third course of a three course sequence. Prerequisite: CH 122. Audit available.

CH 221 General Chemistry I 5

Introduces measurements, classification and properties of matter, nomenclature, atomic structure and modern atomic theory, periodic table and chemical periodicity, and chemical bonding. This is the first course in a three course sequence. Recommended for chemistry and other natural science majors, and paraprofessional majors in engineering, medicine and dentistry. Recommended: Successful completion of a high school or a college chemistry class with a lab component in the last 3 years. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: MTH 111. Audit available.

CH 222 General Chemistry II 5

Introduces stoichiometry; chemical reactions and equations; thermo chemistry; physical states of matter including properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions; an introduction to organic chemistry; and chemical kinetics. This is the second course in a three course sequence. Prerequisite: CH 221. Audit available.

CH 223 General Chemistry III 5

Introduces acid-base chemistry, ionic equilibria; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; thermodynamics; and descriptive chemistry topics. Special topics will be included as time and interest allows. This is the third course in a three course sequence. Prerequisite: CH 222. Audit available.

CIS 120 Computer Concepts I 4

Introduces computing fundamentals from the past into the future, utilizes key applications to solve practical problems, and explores the benefits and risks of living online. Designed for the student who is already computer literate with the MS Office applications, e-mail, and the Internet and focuses on applying this literacy to practical IT applications. Provides a foundation to pursue an IT pathway and helps prepare students for the IC3 certification. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Recommend: basic computer skills equivalent to CAS 133 or BA 131. Audit available.

CIS 121 Computer Concepts II 4

Evaluate, select and apply computer technology to solve practical problems in database design, web page design, networking and programming. Address ethical issues associated with technology. Prerequisites: CIS 120 or instructor permission; WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

CIS 122 Software Design 4

Covers software design as part of the software development life cycle. Includes basic logic constructs, testing programs, use case descriptions, modularity and an introduction to object design. Provides examples of well-designed software projects. Additional lab hours may be required. Recommended: CIS 120 or CAS 133 or BA 131. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

COMM 111 Public Speaking 4

Introduces speechmaking based on a traditional public speaking approach. Aids students in developing theoretical understanding and practical application of oral communication skills. Includes techniques for controlling speech anxiety, how to organize information to present to a variety of audiences, and physical and vocal delivery skills. Prerequisites: WR 121; and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

COMM 140 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 4

Explores the impact of different cultures on communication. Includes interactive relationship forms as the basis for global understanding in the classroom, business or travel. Focuses on processing messages with changing political, economic and immigration patterns through individual cultural perceptions. Understand and communicate with people who are "different." Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

COMM 214 Interpersonal Communication: Process & Theory 4

Introduces interpersonal communication in different contexts; focuses on message exchange in person-to-person interactions, emphasizing theoretical principles and their application. Emphasizes the development of various communication skills in interpersonal contexts. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

COMM 215 Small Group Communication: Process and Theory 4

Addresses problemsolving aspects of small group activities. Includes process and task, leadership, verbal and non-verbal messages in the small group, norms and roles, conflict reduction, and decision making. Focuses on theory and practice. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

COMM 228 Mass Communication and Society 4

Explores the symbiotic relationship of the mass media and society from a rhetorical perspective. Examines the technological advancements in mass communications and their subsequent effect on public discourse and the individual in society. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
 

COMM 237 Gender and Communication 4

Examines similarities and differences in male and female communication styles and patterns. Attention given to implications of gender as social construct upon perception, values, stereotypes, language, nonverbal communication, power and conflict in human relationships. Discusses influence of mass communication upon shaping and constructing gender roles. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

EC 200 Principles of Economics: Introduction, Institutions & Philosophies 4

Introduces basic economic concepts including; microeconomics, macroeconomics, the history of economic ideas, international trade and a variety of economic issues. Recommend: MTH 95. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

EC 201 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics 4

Introduces the principles of microeconomics. Enhances the ability to recognize and analyze economic problems in the United States. Covers the American microeconomic system, which includes a familiarization with the basis of the price system and resource allocation; the operation of the firm; market concentration; regulation and antitrust policies. Recommended: MTH 95. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

EC 202 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics 4

Covers the overall economy. Includes the basic reasons for and the problems of recession, inflation, and stagflation; the use of monetary, fiscal, and incomes policies; and other economic management tools. Recommended: MTH 95 and EC 201. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 104 Introduction to Literature - Fiction 4

Enhances enjoyment of various forms of fictional prose, increases understanding of the conventions of fiction and various forms of storytelling, and encourages exploration of the diversity of human experience. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 105 Introduction to Literature - Drama 4

Enhances enjoyment of plays as literature, including tragedies and comedies; increases understanding of the conventions of drama and the theater; and encourages exploration of the diversity of human experience. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 106 Introduction to Literature - Poetry 4

Enhances enjoyment of poetry, increases understanding of poetic elements, conventions and forms, and encourages exploration of the diversity of human experience. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 195 Film Studies: Film as Art 4

Enhances understanding of film through analysis of film history and form. Develops visual literacy and analysis skills by offering a range of tools to study any film. Analyzes ways in which a film may both contribute and react to its time and culture; analyzes film through studying the techniques by which it was made; and substantiates observations with examples taken from film tradition and from the film itself. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 213 Latin American Literature 4

Explores fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama, myth, and other texts from Latin America. Includes works from many cultures and ethnicities from Latin America, including indigenous peoples. All readings are in English. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 214 Literature of the Northwest 4

Studies fictional, factual, and poetic works by Northwest writers from before the arrival of Euro-Americans to the present. Emphasizes relationship between Northwest writing and Northwest social, cultural, and physical environment. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 222 Images of Women in Literature 4

Explores images of women as they appear in a diverse range of texts from across a variety of cultures and historical periods. Focuses on how both men and women have imagined and represented femininity and femaleness in ways that can challenge, reinforce and/or reconfigure culturally-based perceptions, behaviors and practices. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 237 American Working Class Literature 4

Introduces students to literature by and/or about the working class, primarily from an American perspective. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 121. Recommended: ENG 104, ENG 105 and/or ENG 106.

ENG 250 Introduction to Folklore and Mythology 4

Develops a cross-cultural perspective on myths, mythologies and folklore from around the world. Explores different theories of the cultural meanings and functions of myth, past and present. Introduces various ways of interpreting and experiencing myth and folklore as texts with oral origins. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 253 American Literature to 1865 4

Introduces the literature of the land which is now the United States from before European contact through the mid-nineteenth century. Revolves around written manifestations of the various interests, preoccupations, and experiences of the peoples creating and recreating American culture. Considers various literary forms, canonized (such as novel, narrative poem), popular (such as the serialized tale, verse) and unpublished (the jeremiad, Native American oratory, the slave narrative, diary). Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 254 American Literature from 1865 4

Introduces the literature of the land which is now the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Revolves around written manifestations of the various interests, preoccupations, and experiences of the peoples creating and recreating American culture. Considers various literary forms, canonized (such as novel, narrative poem), popular (such as the serialized tale, verse) and unpublished (the jeremiad, Native American oratory, the slave narrative, diary). Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 260 Introduction to Women Writers 4

Explores women's writings and literary theory from diverse places and historical periods. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 261 Literature of Science Fiction 4

Explores the roots of science fiction as well as classic and modern works of science fiction and speculative literature. Introduces common themes in science fiction, the various ideological underpinnings of science fiction, and the way such literature comments on current issues in society and presents new ideas to society. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ESR 171 Environmental Science: Biological Perspectives 4

Develops an understanding of environmental topics that are primarily biological in nature. Includes human population issues, matter and energy resources, ecosystems, environmental ethics, and food and land resources. The associated laboratories will illustrate these topics. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.

ESR 172 Environmental Science: Chemical Perspectives 4

Develops an understanding of environmental topics that are primarily chemical in nature. Includes air pollution, global warming, toxicology, risk assessment, water pollution, and hazardous waste. The associated laboratories will illustrate these topics. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ESR 173 Environmental Science: Geological Perspectives 4

Develop an understanding of environmental topics that are primarily geological in nature. Includes geology basics, soil resources, hydrogeology, nonrenewable mineral and energy resources, perpetual energy resources, and solid waste. The associated laboratories will illustrate these topics. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

G 201 Physical Geology 4

Introduces physical geology which deals with minerals, rocks, internal structure of the earth and plate tectonics. Includes weekly lab. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 95 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

G 202 Physical Geology 4

Introduces physical geology which deals with mass wasting, streams, glaciers, deserts, beaches, groundwater, and use of topographic maps. Includes weekly lab. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 95 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

G 203 Historical Geology 4

Introduces historical geology which deals with geologic time, fossils, stratigraphic principles, and the geologic history of the North American continent. Includes weekly lab. G 201 or G 202 or GS 106 strongly recommended. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 95 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

G 207 Geology of the Pacific Northwest 3

Introduces the regional geology of the Pacific Northwest with emphasis on Oregon geology. Includes basic geologic principles, earth materials and geology of Pacific Northwest provinces. Prior geology experience strongly recommended. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

G 208 Volcanoes and Their Activity 3

Covers the origin, activity, products, classification and hazards of volcanoes. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

GS 106 Physical Science (Geology) 4

Covers minerals, rocks, volcanism, earthquakes, plate tectonics, erosion and deposition by wind, glaciers and streams, weathering, fossils and geologic history. Includes weekly lab. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

GS 107 Physical Science (Astronomy) 4

Surveys astronomy to include historical development of the universe, Earth as a planet, Earth's moon, planets of the solar system, the sun, stars and galaxies. Includes weekly lab. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

GS 108 Physical Science (Oceanography) 4

Includes the chemical, biological, physical and geological nature of the oceans. Includes weekly lab. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

GS 109 Physical Science (Meteorology) 4

Covers characteristics of our atmosphere, air pressure and winds, atmospheric moisture, large air masses, violent storms, forecasting, the effect of oceans on weather, and climates. Includes weekly lab. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HEC 226 Child Development 4

Evaluates basic theories, research and principles of physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development of children from the prenatal period through adolescence. Includes observation and classroom processes. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 101 Western Civilization: Ancient to Medieval 4

Studies the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Covers development of Judeo-Christian beliefs, early Islamic civilization, Byzantine civilization, and early Medieval Europe. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 102 Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern 4

Studies the High Middle Ages and early modern Europe, including the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment and the French Revolution. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 103 Western Civilization: Modern Europe 4

Studies history of 19th and 20th century Europe, including the Industrial Revolution, nationalism, imperialism, socialism, the Russian Revolution, Nazism, world wars and their aftermath. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 104 History of the Middle East 4

Surveys the Middle East from ancient to modern times. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious and cultural themes. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 105 History of India and South Asia Region 4

Surveys history of India and the South Asian region. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious, and cultural themes from pre-history to modern times. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 106 History of China 4

Surveys the history of China. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious, and cultural themes from pre-history to modern times. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit Available.

HST 201 History of the United States to 1840 4

Examines cause and effect, and significant trends and movements related to political, social and economic ideas and events from Colonial times to 1840. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 202 History of the United States 1840-1914 4

Examines cause and effect, and significant trends and movements related to political, social and economic ideas and events from 1840 to 1914. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 203 History of the United States 1914 to present 4

Examines cause and effect, and significant trends and movements related to political, social and economic ideas and events from 1914 to present. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 204 History of Women in the U.S.: Pre-colonial to 1877 4

Examines the lives of women in terms of family relations, religion, culture, sexuality and reproduction, and work roles, as well as educational opportunities and social reform activities. Explores diversity in terms of class, race, ethnicity, legal status, and region. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 205 History of Women in the U.S.: 1877 to Present 4

Examines women's work in maturing industrial economy, women's reform activities, and changing family and social relationships. Explores class, ethnic, racial, and regional diversity. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 218 Native American Indian History 4

Covers history of American Indians in what is now the United States from pre-Columbian times to the present, exploring the cultural diversity among Native peoples, tribal sovereignty, conflicts and accommodations with European Americans, historical roots of contemporary Native American issues and an increased level of awareness of the cultural heritage of the United States. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 225 History of Women, Sex, and the Family 4

Examines the historical and cultural variations in family life and sexuality in the 19th and 20th centuries in an international context (including the United States) through topics such as courtship, marriage, reproduction, violence, colonialism, homosexuality, and work. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 240 Oregon History 4

Examines the rich and diverse history of Oregon including the significance of Oregon's frontier heritage and Oregon's role in American history from pre-European contact to the modern era. Explores economic, political, social, and cultural factors in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and religion. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 270 History of Mexico 4

Surveys Mexican history from pre-Columbian to modern times. Focus on post contact history: the Spanish conquest, colonial Mexico, independence and its aftermath to contemporary times. Emphasizes social, political and cultural developments and contributions by a diversity of Mexico's peoples. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

JPN 101 First Year Japanese - First Term 5

Introduces Japanese language and culture. Emphasizes effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Examines the practice, product and perspective of Japanese culture. The first course of a three-course sequence. Audit available.

JPN 102 First Year Japanese - Second Term 5

Introduces Japanese language and culture, emphasizing effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Includes the practice, product and perspective of Japanese culture. The second course of a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: JPN 101 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 103 First Year Japanese - Third Term 5

Continues the introduction of Japanese language and culture, emphasizing effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Expands the practice, product and perspective of Japanese culture. The third course of a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: JPN 102 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 201 Second Year Japanese - First Term 5

Reviews and continues study of Japanese language and culture, emphasizing effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Examines new practices, products and perspectives of Japanese culture. The first course of a three-course sequence of second-year Japanese. Prerequisite: JPN 103 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 202 Second Year Japanese - Second Term 5

Expands study of Japanese language and culture, emphasizing effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Adds the new practices, products and perspectives of Japanese culture. The second course of a three-course sequence of second-year Japanese. Prerequisite: JPN 201 or instructor permission. Audit available.

JPN 203 Second Year Japanese - Third Term 5

Continues study of Japanese language and culture, emphasizing effective communicative skills in written and spoken language. Expands practices, products and perspectives of Japanese culture. The third course of a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: JPN 202 or instructor permission. Audit available.

MTH 111 College Algebra 5

Explores relations and functions graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally. Examines exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, and rational functions. Investigates applications from a variety of perspectives. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite: MTH 95, RD 115, and WR 115, or equivalent placement. Audit available.

MTH 112 Elementary Functions 5

Investigates trigonometric functions, equations and identities. Examines right and oblique triangles, vectors, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and complex numbers. Explores topics graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite: MTH 111, RD 115, and WR 115, or equivalent placement. Audit available.

MTH 243 Statistics I 5

Introduces displaying data with graphs, numerical descriptions of data, producing data, elementary probability, probability distributions, confidence intervals and significance testing. Investigates applications from science, business, and social science perspectives. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite: MTH 111 and placement into WR 121. Audit available.

MTH 244 Statistics II 4

Topics include confidence interval estimation; tests of significance including z-tests, t-tests, ANOVA, and chi-square; and inference for linear regression. Applications are investigated from science, business, and social science perspectives. TI graphing calculator with advanced statistical programs required and/or computer software, see instructor. Prerequisites: MTH 243 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.

MTH 251 Calculus I 5

Includes limits, continuity, derivatives and applications. Graphing calculator required, TI-89 or other CAS calculator recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 112. Audit available.

MTH 252 Calculus II 5

Includes anti-derivatives, the definite integral, topics of integration, improper integrals, and applications of differentiation and integration. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisites: MTH 251 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.

MTH 253 Calculus III 5

Includes infinite sequences and series (emphasis on Taylor series), an introduction to differential equations, and vectors in three space. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisites: MTH 252 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.

MUS 105 Music Appreciation 3

Provides an introduction to understanding symphonic music in the vocal and instrumental genres from the ancient period through the contemporary music of our time. Class will be presented using a multi-media format. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

MUS 108 Music Cultures of the World 3

Examines musical cultures throughout the world with attention to cultural contexts and musical styles, including but not limited to Africa, the Americas, Asia, Near East, Europe and the South Pacific. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

MUS 110 Fundamentals of Music 4

Covers the basic concepts of music: pitch, rhythm, meter, intervals, modes, scales, harmony and music notation. Introduces the science of sound and music theory terminology. Begins development of musical performance skills through singing, clapping and performance on the piano keyboard. Also includes basic aural skills. Course intended for non-music majors and to prepare students for further music theory study. Prerequisite/Concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

MUS 202 Introduction to Music and Its Literature 3

Covers music of the Classic and Romantic eras of music history. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PHL 197 Manufacturing Reality: Critical Thinking & the Media 4

Addresses the growing impact of electronic media on our perceptions of truth and reality. Emphasizes skills to critically deconstruct and analyze the embedded values, messages, and techniques of electronic media as a basis for empowering students to formulate meaningful responses. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PHL 201 Being and Knowing 4

Introduces metaphysics and the theory of knowledge via the works of important figures in the history of philosophy. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PHL 202 Ethics 4

Studies attempts by philosophers to account for the difference between right and wrong, for the notion of moral obligation and to answer the question: How should we lead our lives. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PHL 204 Philosophy of Religion 4

Examines the existence and attributes of God, faith, reason, the phenomena of fundamentalism and mysticism, religion and science, religion and gender, the problem of evil, religious language and life after death from multiple disciplines, historical and cultural perspectives. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PHL 210 Introduction to Asian Philosophy 4

Introduces the non-dualistic philosophies of India, China, Japan, and South East Asia, which offer a complementary approach to Western traditions in logic, ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PHL 211 Existentialism 4

This course will investigate existential philosophy from the 19th Century to the present. Students will become familiar with the different branches of existentialist thought and the influence existentialism had on philosophy, literature, and culture in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Philosophers who will be studied include, but are not limited to, some of the following: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Camus and Sartre. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 121 and placement into RD 90 Audit available.

PHY 201 General Physics 4

Introductory physics (algebra based) for science majors, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-chiropractic and pre-physical therapy students. Topics include mechanics including statics, forces and motion energy, collisions, circular motion and rotational dynamics. Prerequisite or concurrent: MTH 111 its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.

PHY 202 General Physics 4

Topics include mechanical properties of matter, heat, waves, sound and light. Algebra-based physics. Prerequisite: PHY 201 and its required prerequisites. Audit available.

PHY 203 General Physics 4

Topics include electricity, magnetism and radioactivity. Algebra-based physics. Prerequisite: PHY 201 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.

PS 201 US Government I 4

Examines the development of constitutional traditions in the United States. Includes topics such as the Bill of Rights, interest groups, parties, and elections, as well as, the national institutions including the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of government. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PS 202 US Government II 4

Examines the public administration of and management issues relating to US national bureaucratic institutions. Covers how these impact a wide range of domestic policies including taxation, spending priorities, economic regulations, poverty programs, healthcare, and environmental programs, social security and other entitlements. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PS 203 State and Local Government 4

Examines state and local government policy formulation and outcomes on issues ranging from taxation to prisons, and education to environmental concerns. Focuses on Oregon state and local politics. PS 201, 202, and 203 need not be taken in sequence. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PS 204 Comparative Political Systems 4

Covers the study of political systems in various countries. Includes such issues as policy-making, representation/participation, political culture, political economy and development and governance. Countries chosen will represent various political systems including, democracies, totalitarian regimes, dictatorships, post-communist systems in transition, newly industrializing and developing countries. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PS 205 Global Politics: Conflict & Cooperation 4

Examines the nature of relations among states. Includes topics on motivating factors such as nationalism and imperialism, economic rivalries and the quest for security, questions of national sovereignty and international cooperation, war and peace, global issues, and the future. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PS 211 Peace and Conflict 4

Explores the causes and manifestations of violence in actions involving oneself, society, one's nation, and the global community. Alternatives to oppressive behavior, undemocratic institutions, and the violent resolution of conflict are considered. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PS 220 U.S. Foreign Policy 4

Covers historical analytical treatment of select foreign policy themes since World War I. Examines the United States' attempt to create world order through use of economic, military and diplomatic power, the roles of democratic institutions and decision-making elites in creating foreign policy, and the interdependent basis of the contemporary international system. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent test scores. Audit available.

PS 225 Political Ideologies: Idea Systems 4

Covers sources, strengths and weaknesses of contemporary ideologies, and the conditions which lead to conflict or to cooperation among them. Includes liberalisms, conservativisms, socialisms, fascisms, and other idea systems. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent test scores. Audit available.

PSY 101 Psychology and Human Relations 4

Applies psychological principles to relationships in both personal and professional environments. Includes an overview of basic personality and social psychology concepts, as well as specific skill development in the areas of communication, listening, and conflict resolution. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PSY 201A Introduction to Psychology - Part 1 4

Surveys the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in scientific research, biological psychology, sensation and perception, learning theory, memory, language, cognition, consciousness, and human development. Provides an overview of popular trends, examines the overarching themes of heredity vs. environment, stability vs. change, and free will vs. determinism, and emphasizes the sociocultural approach which assumes that gender, culture, and ethnicity are essential to understanding behavior, thought, and emotion. Psychology 201A is the first term of a two-term sequence in introductory psychology. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PSY 202A Introduction to Psychology - Part 2 4

Surveys the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in personality theory, psychological disorders, therapy, emotion, motivation, intelligence, health psychology, and social psychology. Provides an overview of popular trends, examines the overarching themes of heredity vs. environment, stability vs. change, and free will vs. determinism, and emphasizes the sociocultural approach which assumes that gender, culture, and ethnicity are essential to understanding behavior, thought, and emotion. Psychology 202A is the second term of a two-term sequence in introductory psychology. Recommended: PSY 201A. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PSY 213 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience 4

Surveys the role of the brain and nervous system in behavior, psychological functioning, and neurophysiological processes that underlie human development. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores, and PSY 201A or BI 231. Audit available.

PSY 214 Introduction to Personality 4

Covers a variety of personality theories including the theoretical and scientific explanations for individuals' characteristic patterns of perception, thought, emotion and behavior. Emphasizes the understanding and mastery of personality constructs applied to students' personal and professional lives. Recommended: PSY 201A or 202A. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PSY 215 Human Development 4

Surveys major developmental theories and patterns of change and continuity from birth to death in human subjects. Emphasizes biological, cognitive, and emotional development through the lifespan. Examines cultural influences on development. Recommended: PSY 201A or 202A. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PSY 216 Social Psychology 4

Surveys the scientific study of how individuals think about, influence, and relate to one another with respect to social beliefs, persuasion, attraction, conformity, obedience, prejudice, aggression, and pro-social behaviors. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PSY 222 Family & Intimate Relationships 4

Explores processes involved in both traditional and non-traditional relationships and families: including love, cohabitation, dating, marriage, parenting, communication and conflict resolution, sexuality, balancing work and family, domestic violence, divorce, remarriage, and blended families. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PSY 231 Human Sexuality 4

Explores sexual issues from scientific and humanistic perspectives. Surveys historical, cultural and cross-cultural variation in sexuality, sex research, female and male sexual and reproductive anatomy and physiology, gender issues, sexual response, sexual communication, sexual behavior patterns, love, and sexual orientations. This is the first course in a two-course sequence. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores Audit available.

PSY 232 Human Sexuality 4

Explores sexual issues from scientific and humanistic perspectives. Surveys sexuality through the life cycle, sexual problems, sexual satisfaction, contraception, conception, sexuality and disability, sex and chronic illness, sexually transmitted infections, sexual victimization, atypical sexual behavior, and the commercialization of sex. This is the second course in a two course sequence. Recommended: PSY 231 taken before PSY 232. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

PSY 239 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 4

Surveys the history, theories, etiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the spectrum of psychological disorders. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores, and PSY 201A or 202A. Audit available.

SOC 204 Sociology in Everyday Life 4

Introduces the sociological perspective and the scientific study of human social behavior. Focuses on the core concepts, theories, and research on human interactions within social groups and how people are shaped by their social locations (status, roles, race, class, sex, age, etc.) within society's structures, stratification systems, and institutions, and by cultural processes such as socialization and group dynamics. Prerequisite: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

SOC 205 Social Change in Societies 4

Explores how societies change by utilizing sociological perspectives to compare and contrast the impacts of changes on individuals and our social institutions (such as the family, economy, politics, education, and religion). Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

SOC 206 Social Problems 4

Applies the sociological perspective to the study of social problems, including their identification, analyses of causes and consequences, and considerations of possible solutions. Explores topics such as inequality, poverty, crime and delinquency, substance abuse, discrimination, domestic violence, the environment, global stratification, and international conflict. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

SOC 213 Diversity in the United States 4

Frames social status differences within the context of social structure and culture. Examines how inequalities and privilege play out through social status and are reinforced through both culture and social structure. Includes statuses such as: race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, etc. Includes concepts such as: privilege, social stratification, cultural bias, institutional inequality, and social construction. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

SOC 218 Sociology of Gender 4

Focuses on how socialization is affected by gender. Topics include how gender is reflected in culture through values, norms, language, media, power, violence, various theoretical approaches, significant social institutions, social movements and issues. Recommended: SOC 204 or SOC 205 or instructor permission. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.

SOC 231 Sociology of Health & Aging 4

Introduces age-related health issues in social and cultural context. Includes the social structuring of age, health and illness; demographics and patterns of health and illness of diverse older adults; issues related to medical and healthcare services; health and long-term care policy and programs. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

SPA 101 First Year Spanish-First Term 4

Emphasizes active communication in beginning Spanish. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, structure, vocabulary and culture. For beginners. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

SPA 102 First Year Spanish-Second Term 4

Continues the work of SPA 101. Emphasizes active communication in Spanish. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, structure, vocabulary, and culture. Recommended: Completion of SPA 101 or instructor permission. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

SPA 103 First Year Spanish-Third Term 4

Continues the work of SPA 102. Emphasizes active communication in Spanish. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, structure, vocabulary, and culture. Recommended: Completion of SPA 102 or instructor permission. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

SPA 201 Second Year Spanish - First Term 4

Continues the work of first year Spanish, reviewing, expanding, and perfecting pronunciation, structure, and vocabulary for the purpose of active communication. Includes practice in reading and writing. Recommended: Completion of first year Spanish at college level or instructor permission. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

SPA 202 Second Year Spanish - Second Term 4

Continues to expand structure and vocabulary for the purpose of active communication. Includes practice in reading and writing. Recommended: Completion of SPA 201 or instructor permission. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

SPA 203 Second Year Spanish - Third Term 4

Continues to expand structure and vocabulary for the purpose of active communication. Includes practice in reading and writing. Recommended: Completion of SPA 202 or instructor permission. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

TA 101 Theatre Appreciation 4

Explores live theatre productions in Portland metro area, enriching the understanding and appreciation of the theatrical event. Includes reading, researching and evaluating a play to collaboratively create a unified design. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

TA 141 Fundamentals of Acting Techniques 4

Introduces basic theatrical techniques. Develops text analysis and performance skills. Develops the beginning level awareness of the physical and vocal skills required of a stage performer. Includes reading and analyzing plays to develop acting skills. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

TA 274 Theatre History 4

Explores the nature of the theatrical event, its emergence and significance in the lives of the people of the past from ancient Greece to the present, and investigates theatre as the evolution of a multidisciplinary artistic, cultural, social, economic, religious and political form. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

WR 241 Creative Writing - Fiction 4

Focuses on writing short fiction for class discussion and analysis in a workshop setting. Explores the techniques, styles, and structures of the writings of established authors, as well as the creative writing process from development of an idea to revision of a manuscript. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

WR 242 Creative Writing - Poetry 4

Focuses on the writing and submitting of poetry for class discussion and analysis in a workshop setting. Introduces the techniques, structures, and styles of established poets. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

WR 243 Creative Writing - Script Writing 4

Focuses on writing and submitting theater and film scripts for class discussion and analysis. Studies established writers for techniques, structures, and styles. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

WR 244 Advanced Creative Writing - Fiction 4

Extends the introduction to the craft of fiction started in WR 241. Explores the creative writing process from development of an idea to revision of a manuscript. Introduces the techniques, structures, and styles of established writers. Prerequisites: WR 241. Audit available.

WR 245 Advanced Creative Writing - Poetry 4

Extends the introduction to the craft of poetry in WR 242. Includes additional practice in writing poetry and critiquing work of peers in a workshop setting. Prerequisite: WR 242. Audit available. 

WR 246 Advanced Creative Writing - Editing & Publishing 4

Emphasizes development of craft while introducing basics of editing others' manuscripts and preparing them for publication in a variety of forms, including an annual student literary magazine. Prerequisites: (WR 240, 241, 242 or 243) and (WR 244 or 245) or instructor permission. Audit available.

WR 247 Advanced Creative Writing - Script Writing 4

Focuses on writing and submitting both drama and screen scripts for class discussion and analysis, as introduced in WR 243. Continues the study of established writers for techniques, structures, and styles. Prerequisite: WR 243 or instructor permission. Audit available.

WS 101 Women's Studies 4

Surveys and critically analyzes the position of women in society, in terms of present realities and future possibilities. Provides a framework to connect personal experience with contemporary social and political issues. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

WS 201 Women of the World 4

Examines the position of women in society from a cross-cultural perspective. Topics include the process of gender enculturation, women's lives in foraging, pastoral and agricultural societies and international issues such as female circumcision, infanticide, child brides and honor/dowry deaths. Recommend: WS 101. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

WS 202 Women Working for Change 4

Examines how women have worked to empower girls and women and improve the conditions of their lives. Explores ways that feminist theories have shaped the goals and strategies of social change efforts. Offers an in‐depth look at selected topic areas, connects analysis and personal experience, and prepares students to become effective change agents. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.