Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Career and Technical Education Division

ECE 121: Parent Care Relations

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Helps students acquire various communication skills to enhance parent/caregiver relationships. Covers interpersonal communication, listening skills and cooperative problem solving.

ECE 122: Observation Skills

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Provides parents and teachers various formal and informal methods to enhance their observation and assessment skills. Discussion includes methods for use with developmentally delayed children.

ECE 123: Health & Nutrition For the Young Child

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Examines the health and nutritional needs of young children. Develops skills in menu planning, selecting safe equipment and toys, routines to ensure good health and policies on illness.

ECE 129: Environment For Infant & Toddler

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Helps students choose equipment and materials to create a physical environment which is responsive to the infant/toddler total development. Staff considerations and time schedules will be explored.

ECE 133: Introduction to Managing Children's Behavior

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Exposes students to the basics of handling classroom behaviors.

ECE 151: Math In the Preschool Curriculum

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Studies activities and materials for developing mathematics readiness in the preschool.

ECE 152: Science in the Preschool Curriculum

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Studies activities and materials for teaching science in the preschool.

ECE 153: Language Development in the Preschool

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Studies development of language in preschool children. Emphasizes activities and materials for fostering development of receptive and expressive language skills in the preschool child.

ECE 154: Literature For Preschool Children

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Surveys books for use with preschool children. Includes techniques of storytelling and reading to children.

ECE 155: Literacy and the Young Child

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Emphasizes activities and materials for developing auditory and visual perception and other reading readiness skills in the preschool.

ECE 156: Music in the Preschool Curriculum

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Outlines activities and materials for teaching music in the preschool, including songs, dances and rhythm activities.

ECE 157: Art in the Preschool Curriculum

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Describes activities and materials for teaching art in the preschool, including creative development and enjoyment of art through various materials and activities.

ECE 158: Activities in Physical Development in Young Children

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces activities and equipment for enhancing gross motor development of the preschool child.

ECE 167: Child Abuse & Neglect

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Provides the opportunity for students to learn the legal definition, symptoms, causes, and reporting procedures of child abuse and neglect. The class will include discussion of the roles and responsibilities of community agencies such as law enforcement, social services, child care personnel, medical and psychosocial professionals.

ECE 168: Infectious Diseases and First Aid

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Provides information about infectious diseases and first aid measures in the child care setting. Course content will include recognizing communicable and acute illnesses, management of accidents and injuries, preventive measures, health education, current research, and community resources.

ECE 198: Special Topics in Child Development

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Studies issues related to child development and early childhood education. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ECE 200: The Exceptional Child

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys the characteristics and specific needs of special children. Emphasizes teaching and behavioral management as well as available support services.

ECE 204: Principles of Child Guidance

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Studies effective communication with children in guiding behavior. Emphasis will be placed on techniques which help children build positive self-concepts and individual strengths within the context of appropriate limits and discipline. Includes use of direct and indirect guidance techniques as well as introduction to guidance systems.

ECE 231: Preschool Practicum: Early Childhood Lab

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: ECE 251 or consent of instructor

Allows students to work directly with young children under supervision of a master teacher for three hours per week per credit. Students will contract with the instructor and supervisor for completion of projects. Projects will be related to such areas as routines in the preschool, advanced curriculum planning and implementation, or communication techniques with parents. Lesson plans will be completed and carried out with children.

ECE 235: Adapting Curricula to Young Children With Special Needs

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: ECE 251 & HDFS 201, ECE 250

Studies educational procedures used with young children with special needs and their families. Validated teaching procedures will be introduced including identification and referral, program planning, organizing the learning environment, promoting behavior change and adapting curriculum domains.

ECE 240: Administration of Preschool

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ECE 250

Studies principles and practices in supervision and management of preschool and child care centers, including program planning, organization, budgeting, personnel records, relationships with community resources, regulatory agencies and working with parents.

ECE 250: Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to early childhood education. This course includes the history of child care, regulations, types of programs, legal issues, professional opportunities and current trends and issues. Emphasis is placed on the role of the preschool teacher in enhancing the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of preschool-aged children.

ECE 251: Curriculum in Early Childhood Education

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ECE 250

Considers methods of planning and teaching curriculum for children 3-5 years old. Includes curriculum development, children's play, lesson planning, and daily scheduling. Emphasis will be on curriculum development for children 3-5 years old in areas such as art, science, literature, music, language arts, block, dramatic play, etc.

Economics (ECON)

Career and Technical Education Division

ECON 100: Introduction to Economics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: MATH 095 or higher

Offers an introductory overview to supply and demand, the four types of product markets (perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly), operations of markets, consumer and enterprise behavior, price determination. Also covers the measurement of the levels of national income, employment and general prices, and basic causes for fluctuation for these levels.

ECON 102: Principles of Microeconomics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: MATH 095 or higher

Covers supply and demand, the four types of markets (perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly), operations of markets, consumer and enterprise behavior, and price determination.

ECON 103: Principles of Macroeconomics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ECON 102 or consent of instructor; Recommended: MATH 095 or higher

Introduces the study of the determination of levels of national income, employment and prices, and basic causes for fluctuation for these levels.

ECON 261: Principles of Statistics I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 126 or equivalent

Offers probability and major probability distributions, sampling theory, descriptive statistics, measure of central tendency and dispersion, index figures, and time series.

ECON 262: Principles of Statistics II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ECON 261

Offers statistical inference; estimation hypothesis testing, simple linear regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

ECON 334: Economic History of the US

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ECON 102 & ECON 103 & admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Examines factors important to meaningful communication across cultures with emphasis on intercultural differences in North America.

ECON 365: Labor Economics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ECON 102, ECON 103 & admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Studies theoretical materials relating to the economic analysis of labor problems and the descriptive materials relating to unionism and collective bargaining.

Education (EDU)

Career and Technical Education Division

EDU 201: Introduction to Elementary Education

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the foundations of elementary education, current trends and issues in curriculum and instruction, the roles of teachers and issues of diversity. Includes field experience.

EDU 202: Introduction to Secondary Education

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the prospective middle/secondary school teacher to the role of thinker/reflective practitioner. Creates awareness of the historical, social, political and economic forces influencing schooling in the United States.

EDU 203: Introduction to Special Education

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys the various types of exceptionalities. Emphasizes etiology, physical and educational characteristics.

EDU 204: Information Technology in Teaching

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Studies the use of microcomputers in operations and word processing applicable to classroom for teachers to operate and utilize microcomputers in education. Special instruction fees.

EDU 206: Classroom Learning Environments

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: EDU 201

Presents the function and analysis of elementary school classrooms, daily activities, and methods of behavior management. Includes field experience.

EDU 207: Exploration of Children's Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys children's literature: issues, genre, censorship, historical background, book evaluation and selection.

EDU 208: Students with Diverse Abilities and Backgrounds

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: EDU 203 ; Corequisites: EDU 209

Focuses on students with learning disabilities, mental retardation, behavior disorders and language disorders, and their accommodation in general education environments.

EDU 209: Exploring Teaching and Learning Practicum

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: EDU 203 ; Corequisites: EDU 208

Applies field experience to acquaint students with types of disabling conditions and kinds of services available to persons with disabilities.

EDU 210: Nevada School Law

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

Identifies legal issues in education and illustrates the implications of laws/mandates in the schools. Guidelines for teachers will provide information on avoiding situations that may lead to litigation. Concepts covered include teacher liability, teacher/student right to free speech and privacy, and accommodations for religious practices and students with disabilities.

EDU 214: Preparing Teachers to Use Technology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: EDU 204 or consent of instructor

Addresses designing and constructing a variety of common core educational artifacts for tomorrow's classrooms by way of hands-on advanced information technology applications. Students create a selection of high quality common core educational artifacts that are appropriate and/or applicable for the digital classroom and a Teacher's E-Portfolio.

Educational Professional Development (EPD)

Career and Technical Education Division

EPD 103: Driver Education - Train The Trainer

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides instruction for individuals to teach driver education classes. Covers regulatory driving law, traffic safety, offensive and defensive driving techniques that include active participation in activities that can be done safely. In addition to the use of simulators, participants will engage in activities that will be conducted outside of the classroom to include traffic observations and a courtroom visitation. Various instructional techniques will be employed that include guest speakers, interactive video activities and media review, writing lessons and practice teaching situations. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 220: Educational Techniques Methods K-12: Word

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Instructs teachers and future teachers in the classroom applications for Microsoft Word. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 221: Educational Techniques Methods K-12: PowerPoint

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Instructs teachers and future teachers in the classroom applications for Microsoft PowerPoint. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 222: Educational Techniques Methods K-12: Excel

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Instructs teachers and future teachers in the classroom applications for Microsoft Excel. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 223: Educational Techniques Methods K-12: Access

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Instructs teachers and future teachers in the classroom applications for Microsoft Access. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 235: Challenging Gifted and Talented Students K-12

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers instructors techniques and methods on how to keep the gifted and talented student challenged in the classroom. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 236: Diversity Strategies In The Classroom

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Assists teachers with developing strategies to instruct students who are at different levels in development, skill areas, and language abilities across the learning spectrum. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 237: Art Methods For Teachers K-6

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers instruction to teachers on how to teach and use art projects in the K-6 classroom. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 242: Reading and Writing Connection K-12

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Addresses the issues of reading for meaning and comprehension as well as writing and responding to literature to help construct meaning. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 244: Foundations of Reading Methods

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers an overview of reading as the four stages of spelling and the functions of reading. The synchrony among reading, writing, and spelling will be discussed. Instruction for young readers will be based on the students' development. The basic assessment practices will be addressed, noting that assessment is an ongoing process of observation, documentation, interpretation, evaluation, and planning. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 246: Advanced Tutor Training

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Provides advanced application of contemporary learning theory relating to one-to-one tutorials and small group learning situations. Emphasizes philosophy, procedures, and practices of supplemental instruction which are known to be effective at improving learning for conflict management, learning styles, co-dependency in tutoring, and tutoring in a multicultural environment. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 250: Personality Types and Learning Styles

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces an overview of personality type and the implications on learning and teaching styles. Methods to modify teaching techniques will be stressed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 255: Math Methods For Gifted and Talented K-8

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers methods of teaching math to the gifted and talented K-8 student. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 256: Math Methods For Teachers K-8

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers methods of teaching math for elementary school students K-8, including algebra, geometry, and hands on techniques. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 261: Social Studies Methods K-12

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers methods course on how to enrich, prepare, and develop any social studies unit in order to be able to teach with confidence. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 271: ESL Teaching Methods

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Assists recertifying teachers, and students in the field of education, who work with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 276: Management Methods for Substitutes

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers practical methods and ready-to-use ideas for K-12 substitutes, including models of discipline, attentions signals, active participation, instant ideas, transition activities, methods for dealing with problem behavior, and inclusion strategies. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 277: Methods of Classroom Management

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Provides practical instructional and organizational methods for the inclusive classroom, including organization and record keeping, daily routines, models of discipline, methods for dealing with behavior problems, motivation, active participation, planning and assessment. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 295: Special Topics in Educational Professional Development

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Covers selected topics in education and critical and current issues in education. Repeatable as topics vary. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EPD 297: Reading For Teachers

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

Meets the Nevada Department of Education requirements for teacher certification and recertification. Instructs teachers in various aspects of reading, sequential skills, identification methods, and improvement methods for vocabulary and study reading. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

Educational Psychology (EPY)

Career and Technical Education Division

EPY 150: Strategies for Academic Success

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Helps students to develop effective and efficient study skills. Students will learn how to learn. Formerly CAPS 122.

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Liberal Arts Division

EE 220: Circuits I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PHYS 181 ; Corequisites: EE 220L for students intending to major in electrical engineering at a university

Introduces analysis methods and network theorems used to describe the operation of electrical circuits. Includes resistive, capacitive and inductive components in DC and AC circuits. Formerly EE 201.

EE 220L: Circuits I Laboratory

Units (Credits): 1; Corequisites: EE 220

Introduces electrical engineering basic laboratory procedures and equipment. Formerly EE 200.

EE 291: Computer Methods For Electrical Engineers

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CS 135, MATH 181 or consent of instructor

Solves engineering problems using a computer. Studies errors, root finding, matrix algebra, complex numbers, graphics and programming. Introduces numerical methods and MATLAB.

EE 296: Internship I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: enrollment in engineering program

Instructs in preparation of written reports based on cooperative program assignments.

Electrical Theory (ELM)

Career and Technical Education Division

ELM 143: Wiring Techniques

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: AIT 101

Introduces the concepts of industrial electrical. Describes the function of electrical prints, panels, the wiring between panels, and wire color coding. Students will be introduced to concepts in control system wiring fundamentals, wiring between and outside panels, panel wiring, wire bundling and experience a project in how to wire an electrical machine. Non-transferable for a NSHE baccalaureate degree Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree

Electronics Technology (ET)

Career and Technical Education Division

ET 100: Survey of Electronics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers an overview of the ever-expanding fundamental relationships of voltage, current, impedance, amplification, radio receivers, transmitters and wave propagation. Includes some coverage of digital electronics and measurement. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ET 117: Computer Forensics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the concept of using computer forensics to conduct a successful computer investigation. Covers acquiring digital evidence and reporting its findings. Covers fundamentals of setting up a forensics lab, acquiring the proper and necessary tools, and how to conduct an investigation and subsequent digital analysis. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ET 131: DC for Electronics

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Familiarizes students with fundamentals of electronics including how to read resistor color codes, decipher capacitor values, and use electronic schematics to build simple electronic devices. Students conduct laboratory experiments to apply theoretical concepts and will use standard or simulated laboratory instruments such as multimeters. Covers Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws of voltage and current, and simple series and parallel circuits. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ET 132: AC for Electronics

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: ET 131 or consent of instructor

Familiarizes students with important electronic components, their schematic symbols and how to wire circuits on a solderless circuit board using diagrams. Introduces semiconductors, diodes, and basic theory of transistors and transistor amplifier configurations. Students conduct laboratory experiments and build electronic circuits utilizing these components. Soldering is introduced. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ET 155: Home Technology Convergence

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the components and technologies that make up the "Smart Home". The convergence of home entertainment audio/visual equipment, surveillance and security systems, computer networks, and telecommunications will be taught in both theory and application. Students will build, configure and install cables, wallplates, jacks, control modules and equipment to bring alive the multiple technologies commonly used in a home or small office environment. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ET 172: Semi-Conductor Devices

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: ET 131

Covers common devices used in the electronics industry i.e., diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers, in a variety of applications including active filters, amplifiers, and power supplies. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ET 198: Special Topics in Electronics

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Explores various topics of current interest/demand in Electronics Technology. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ET 200: Electronics Projects

Units (Credits): 0.5–6; Prerequisites: ET 131 and consent of instructor

Studies special projects in Electronics Technology. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ET 265: Fundamentals of Telecommunications

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 165 or consent of instructor

Covers telecommunications principles including both voice and data communications. An examination of the communications industry and its regulatory environment will be provided. Topics include switching and signaling, voiceband communications, digital transmission, and emerging technologies. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Nursing and Allied Health Division

EMS 100: Healthcare Provider CPR

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: none

Provides instruction of Basic Cardiac Life Support/ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Healthcare Provider which includes: one and two person rescuer for CPR and management of foreign body obstruction of the airway in adults, children and infants. Instruction also provides for recognition of signs and symptoms requiring AED intervention, safe administration of AED, and common actions that can be utilized for survival, and prevention of risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Certification according to the standards of the American Heart Association (AHA) is issued upon successful completion of course which requires passing of a written examination and practical demonstration. The course satisfies the CPR requirement for students admitted to the nursing program, nursing assistant and EMS courses. May be repeated for up to one unit. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EMS 108: Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

Units (Credits): 7–8; Prerequisites: Must be 18 years or older. Current CPR certification, required immunizations and tests, health insurance, and background check required. See Nursing and Allied Health web site for further information.

Prepares individuals to provide basic emergency medical care, according to US Department of Transportation guidelines, to individuals experiencing sudden illness or injury. Course content includes appraisal of scene safety and scene management, assessment and treatment of common emergency patient conditions, including fractures, wounds and airway obstruction. Instruction includes use of emergency medications and automatic external defibrillation (AED) devices as well as components of continuing care during emergency ambulance transportation to the emergency department (ED). Clinical experience includes ambulance ride-along and ED hospital participation. Upon successful conclusion of the course the student is eligible to sit for the National Registry Examination for EMT Basic. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EMS 109: Emergency Medical Technician Basic Refresher

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: current Basic EMT Certification. Current CPR certification required. See Nursing and Allied Health web site for further information.

Reviews and updates knowledge and skills for individuals seeking to maintain current certification as a Basic EMT. Meets or exceeds U.S. Department of Transportation criteria and requirements for National Registry Certification. Course is required every two years to maintain current certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EMS 112: EMT Enhanced/85

Units (Credits): 4–5; Prerequisites: current EMT-B certification. Current CPR certification and required immunizations and tests, and health insurance. See Nursing and Allied Health web site for further information.

Prepares the experienced EMT with more advanced skills in patient assessment and intervention. Emphasizes physician medical control communication; use of intravenous therapy for fluid resuscitation or medication administration; advanced airway intervention and ventilatory management; and administration of specific medications. Upon successful completion the student is eligible to sit for the National Registry Exam. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

EMS 113: First Responder

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: must be 16 years old. Current CPR certification required. See Nursing and Allied Health web site for further information.

Provides training in emergency medical care for individuals including law enforcement officers, firefighters, bus drivers, athletic trainers and school nurses, who are most likely to be the initial responders to a sudden illness or injury. Course requires passing of a written and practical examination. Meets or exceeds the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) criteria and requirements of the state of Nevada for Certification as First Responder. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

Energy (ENRG)

Career and Technical Education Division

ENRG 110: Introduction to Alternative Energy

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces alternative and sustainable energy sources and systems, including renewable approaches such as solar and wind.

ENRG 210: Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Design and Installation

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces NEC (National Electric Code) compliant design of grid-tied Solar PV electric systems, including site analysis, production estimation, system design, installation and commissioning. Includes review of NV DIR and NABCEP test material and hands on experience with grid-tied Solar PV system. Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS degree.

Engineering (ENGR)

Liberal Arts Division

ENGR 100: Introduction to Engineering Design

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides overview of engineering practice and exposure to the environment which engineers generally work in. Students will have the opportunity to begin developing information retrieval, technical and interpersonal skills that can be used throughout their educational programs and subsequent careers.

English (ENG)

Liberal Arts Division

ENG 080: Diagnostic/Prescriptive Reading

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Focuses on reading improvement through individual diagnostic procedures, identifies reading problems, prescribes and implements remediation procedures.

ENG 090: Basic Writing I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides instruction in basic English skills including grammar, parts of speech, agreement, syntax, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure. Focuses on a variety of sentence patterns and types. Provides extensive practice in grammar and usage. Grading: pass/fail.

ENG 095: Basic Writing II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides instruction in basic writing skills including sentence patterns and basic paragraph development. Provides review of grammar, mechanics, punctuation, spelling, and word usage. Some sections of the course may be offered through computer-assisted instruction. Grading: Pass/Fail.

ENG 098: Basic Writing III

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination

Helps students improve their writing for school or on the job. Offers practice in sentence, paragraph and short essay writing with attention to grammar, sentence structure and punctuation. The student will learn how to combine sentences and paragraphs to communicate clearly and effectively. Grading: pass/fail.

ENG 099: Basic Writing Strategies

Prerequisites: none

Provides instruction in basic English skills including sentence patterns and basic paragraph development. Provides review of grammar, mechanics, punctuation, spelling, and work usage. Offers practice in sentence, paragraph, and short essay writing with attention to grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation.

ENG 100: Composition - Enhanced

Units (Credits): 5; Prerequisites: ENG 095 or appropriate score on WNC placement exam or equivalent examination

Offers an intensive reading and writing course focusing on writing the expository and argumentative essay. Emphasizes revising and editing essays for development, coherence, style, and correctness as well as on investigative, reasoning, and organizational skills necessary to create successful research papers. Provides extra assistance in English writing skills, grammar, sentence structure, usage, and punctuation.

ENG 101: Composition I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: ENG 098, ENG 099 - ENG 098 with a grade of C- or better, or ENG 099 with a grade of C- or better, or appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination

Studies expository writing with special attention to the modes, arrangement and style. Students learn to write essays that are unified, thorough, clear and convincing. Students read essays to augment critical reading skills. They learn the research, reasoning and organizational skills necessary for effective academic and research writing.

ENG 102: Composition II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 100, ENG 101

Continues the study of expository writing. Students read and analyze writing and discursive techniques of interpretation, argument, and research.

ENG 107: Technical Communications I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG99 with a grade of C- or higher or appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examinations.

Introductes expository methods with concentration on specific vocational writing forms, including memorandums, formal reports, manuals and proposals. Students will learn how adapt correct paragraph construction to suit the expectations of an occupational audience, in order to communicate clearly and effectively.

ENG 190: Science Fiction/Fantasy Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the student to a variety of science fiction or fantasy literature with a focus on historical context and literary interpretation.

ENG 200: Novels Into Film

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Studies film and novels to examine the transformation in genre when novels are made into films. Students read novels and view films based on those novels to examine the impact of each form upon the audience as well as to understand the differences between literary and film genre. Emphasizes critical reasoning and writing skills.

ENG 205: Introduction to Creative Writing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Offers a beginning writers workshop in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

ENG 220: Writing Poetry

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Teaches poetry writing in a workshop setting. Lectures focus on different styles and forms of poetry. Discussion focuses on student writing with emphasis on providing positive, constructive criticism to motivate the student to develop new and better approaches to writing poetry.

ENG 221: Writing Fiction

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Teaches fiction writing in a workshop setting. Includes lectures and discussion of plot, character, style, and elements of fiction. Students are required to produce several works of short fiction.

ENG 222: Intermediate Fiction Writing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 221 or consent of instructor

Continues the study and application of the elements of fiction in a constructive workshop setting.

ENG 223: Themes of Literature

Units (Credits): 3–6; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Offers readings of short stories, poems, plays and novels on a theme selected by the instructor. Course could examine such a topic as the American myth of the frontier or study perceived differences between various multicultural perceptions and attitudes in Europe and the United States.

ENG 226: Memoir and Autobiography

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Offers a writing-intensive class which explores various approaches to writing memoirs, autobiography, family history, autobiography-based fiction, or other "life stories," incorporating the classic elements of the personal essay.

ENG 227: Advanced Memoir and Autobiography

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 226 or consent of instructor

Continues English 226. Students explore approaches to writing memoir, autobiography, family history, other "life stories," or "creative nonfiction," and are encouraged to choose the approach the best fits their individual needs. They also read selected works written by "masters" in the field, studying strategies employed. Combines lecture/discussion/writers' workshop format.

ENG 243: Introduction To The Short Story

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Read and analyze short story masterpieces. The short story is also considered as a form of literature.

ENG 250: Children's Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Includes reading and discussing selected children's literature. Students examine the role of literature in various themes and genres.

ENG 252: Introduction to Drama

Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

ENG 261: Introduction to Poetry

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Offers the elements of poetry, its basic types and forms, and the study of representative poets.

ENG 266: Popular Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Studies various forms of popular writing, e.g., best-sellers, the western, science fiction, fantasy, the detective story.

ENG 267: Introduction to Women & Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Studies women writers and their work and the ways in which women are portrayed in literature.

ENG 271: Introduction to Shakespeare

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Examines Shakespeare's principal plays read for their social interest and their literary excellence.

ENG 275: Contemporary Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Studies selected contemporary writers for understanding and appreciation. Emphasizes British and American figures.

ENG 282: Introduction to Language & Literary Expression

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: ENG 102

Explores the forms and function of language with special application to literary study.

ENG 295: Directed Study in English

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Allows students to pursue individual writing or research projects under the close supervision and guidance of the instructor.

ENG 297: Reading and Interpreting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: ENG 101, ENG 102

Examines the methods for creating personal, critical responses to literature representing a range of time periods and genres. Within the framework of traditional and current critical approaches to literature, students will read works from a thematic and critical perspective.

ENG 299: Special Topics in English

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Includes short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. May be repeated for up to three units.

Environmental Studies (ENV)

Liberal Arts Division

ENV 100: Humans and Environment

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120 or consent of instructor

Provides an interdisciplinary introductory survey of the ecology of natural systems, with emphasis on the relationship of humans to the environment. Includes four laboratory experiences.

ENV 210: Land Use Management

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: None

Concentrates on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of land use covering both non-urban and urban environments. After considering these processes students will examine current policies for developing future sustainable use energy.

ENV 292: Nevada Environmental Problems

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers local environmental problems involving their causes, effects, and possible solutions. A variety of sensitive environmental issues including water quality, solid waste disposal, air quality, grazing, and nuclear waste storage will be examined with respect to local geographical, industrial, and political influences.



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