Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Health Information Technology (HIT)

Nursing and Allied Health Division

HIT 117: Medical Terminology I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Studies word derivations and formation with emphasis upon understanding common usage in the field of health care. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 118: Language of Medicine

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Applies medical language by body system and appropriate use within the accepted nomenclature and classification systems. This course is designed to meet professional program requirements. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 170: Computers in Health Care

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Teaches hardware and software components of computers for health information applications. Methods of controlling the accuracy and security of data. Record linkage and data sharing concepts. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

History (HIST)

Liberal Arts Division

HIST 101: United States History to 1865

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a survey of American history and civilization from the time of the first European settlement to about 1865.

HIST 102: United States History 1865 to Present

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers American history and civilization since the end of the American Civil War.

HIST 105: European Civilization to 1648

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers the development of Western civilization and history from its beginnings in the valleys of the Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates rivers to the mid-17th century rise of strong nation-states.

HIST 106: European Civilization 1648 to Present

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers Western civilization and history from the mid-17th century to the present.

HIST 111: Survey of American Constitutional History

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Teaches the origin, development, history of the Nevada and United States constitutions. Course will examine the American judicial system through a number of significant decisions and will analyze the individuals who made those decisions.

HIST 207: Discover Nevada's Past

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

Explores the many historic sites and scenic areas of Nevada, utilizing lecture discussions, slide presentations, readings and videos.

HIST 217: Nevada History

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Studies Nevada's history from prehistoric times to the present. The course will examine the early mining and cattle frontiers, the development of towns and the advent of industrialization as well as the 21st century problems of water, energy, and growth.

HIST 247: Introduction to the History of Mexico

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces pre-Columbian Mexico, Colonial New Spain and Mexican national history to the present.

HIST 295: Special Topics in History: India

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Offers a broad survey of the history of India from prehistoric times through the regal empires, the colonial experience and modern history. Covers the historical and current Indian political systems and its experience with socialism as well as its current economy. Reviews India's culture including Hinduism, Buddhism, the caste system, sexuality, and music, dance, literature and movies.

Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies (HGPS)

Liberal Arts Division

HGPS 201: Concepts in Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Analyzes the origins of prejudice, hatred, and dehumanizing policies; examines major social conflicts, mass destructions and genocides; explores conflict resolutions and peaceful social relationships.

Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS)

Career and Technical Education Division

HDFS 201: Life Span Human Development

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Studies human growth over the life span covering the biological influences on development and the processes of intellectual and social development. Reviews the family system and explores major challenges and developmental issues facing families today.

HDFS 202: Introduction to Families

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores the dynamics of development, interaction, and intimacy of primary relationships in contextual and theoretical frameworks, societal issues and choices facing diverse family systems. This course is taught from a bio-psycho-social approach within the family ecological system context. It incorporates issues relevant to international families and diverse family arrangements within North America. Traditional issues of families are reframed, reconstructed, and questioned. Application of ideas to those working with families in a variety of settings including: physical health, mental health, economic and educational arenas.

HDFS 232: Diversity and the Young Child - A Multicultural Perspective

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Considers the development of young children from the prenatal period through age 8, focusing on diversity among children. Diversity will be explored in cultural, ethnic and linguistic variations as well as differences in ability and typical/atypical development. Students will seek to understand development and its cultural variations so that teaching young children will be more effective, empathic and aware. This course will explore the many ways of growing up and the worldwide diversity of that process.

Humanities (HUM)

Liberal Arts Division

HUM 101: Introduction to Humanities

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers an interdisciplinary approach to the humanities. Students study major works in art, music, literature, and philosophy with historical framework.

HUM 198: Special Topics In Humanities

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

Studies selected issues or topics of significance within the field of humanities. Intent will be to develop an interdisciplinary awareness and appreciation for the areas of art, music, literature, theater, history, and architecture. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.



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