Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Reading (READ)

Liberal Arts Division

READ 093: Reading Improvement

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Reviews fundamental reading skills. Includes word attack skills, vocabulary development, dictionary skills and reading comprehension. Recommended minimal reading level for this course is between fourth and fifth grades. Course does not correct reading disabilities. Grading: pass/fail.

READ 135: College Reading Strategies

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: READ 093 with a C or better, reading placement exam, or consent of instructor

Helps the average reader improve reading efficiency through practice with advanced comprehension skills. Reading rate is thereby improved indirectly. Students with heavy academic or on-the-job reading will benefit. Attention is also given to expanding reading vocabularies.

Real Estate (RE)

Career and Technical Education Division

RE 101: Real Estate Principles I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Prepares students for careers in the real estate profession. Includes law of agency, listing agreements, encumbrances, legal descriptions, taxes, contracts and escrow. This course, along with RE 103, satisfies requirements of the Real Estate Division and Commission for taking the salesperson exam.

RE 102: Real Estate Math

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Acquaints students with real estate math problems and develops some skills in the use of hand-held calculators to solve such problems. Includes review of basic arithmetic principles, percent, mortgage math, appraisal and depreciation problems, proration, escrow problems pertaining to closing costs, plus brief introduction to land survey problems and calculations of area. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

RE 103: Real Estate Principles II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: RE 101

Provides in-depth study of the real estate profession including Nevada real estate laws. Covers rules and regulations pertaining to NRS 645 and NRS 119, along with listing procedures, contracts, closing statements and office procedures.

RE 104: Real Estate Law & Conveyancing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Acquaints students to specific laws pertaining to real estate ownership, transactions and laws governing real estate agencies. Includes agency, contracts, deeds, easements, estates in land, zoning, restrictions, tenancy, liens, foreclosures, title transfer, leases and court decisions.

RE 198: Special Topics

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Focuses on the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. Emphasizes the role of the appraiser and examines the implied impartiality often associated with this role. Explores how the special provisions of the Uniform Standards apply to situations that appraisers encounter in everyday practice. Twelve hours are devoted to the standards and three hours are devoted to Nevada state law (NRS 645C). Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

RE 199: Real Estate Investments

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to real estate investment and ownership. Covers property analysis, state and federal regulations, management, financial statements, formulas, techniques, protection, and investment guidelines.

RE 201: Real Estate Brokerage

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Acquaints the student with the operations of a real estate brokerage office. Covers ethics, listings, office location, physical layout, budgeting, records, and office procedures. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

RE 202: Real Estate Financing & Insurance

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: RE 101

Acquaints the student with procedures and techniques required for the analysis of financing real property for purchase, including conventional Federal Housing Administration, Veterans Administration, interim and takeout loans.

RE 205: Real Property Management

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers the principles of real property management, including the role of an effective managing agent, accounting systems and financial controls, human relations, leases, marketing, developing management checklists, and developing effective service techniques. This course serves as a prerequisite for work in property management. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

RE 206: Real Estate Appraising

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Acquaints the student with appraising concepts and skills for appraising real estate for sale tax purposes. Covers basic principles, economic trends, site analysis valuation, neighborhood evaluations, residential style and functional utility.

Recreation & Physical Education (PEX)

Career and Technical Education Division

PEX 105: Scuba

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Features PADI Open Water Dive and teaches foundational knowledge and skills needed to dive with a buddy, independent of supervision. Open Water Divers are qualified to obtain air fills, equipment, and services, and may plan, conduct, and log no stop dives in conditions with which they have training and experience.

PEX 107: Swimming

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Covers water safety, floating, the backstroke, Austrian crawl and other strokes. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

PEX 112: Baseball

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

Focuses on advanced baseball skill development, competition techniques and strategy for highly skilled, first year participants in competitive baseball. May be repeated for up to six units.

PEX 117: Golf

Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

Covers fundamentals of golf.

PEX 122: Racquetball

Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

Covers the fundamentals of racquetball.

PEX 125: Softball

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Focuses on advanced softball skill development, competition techniques and strategy for highly skilled participants in competitive softball. May be repeated for up to six units.

PEX 127: Tennis

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the basic rules, techniques, fundamentals, and strategies concerned with the game of tennis. Intermediate and advanced levels perfect and build upon the skills taught in the beginning level. May be offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.

PEX 130: Backpacking

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Covers the fundamentals of backpacking. Safety skills will also be discussed.

PEX 136: Snowboarding

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: intermediate snowboarding ability

Teaches skidded turn with good speed and control on green and blue terrain. Consists of a combination of on-the-snow classes at an established ski area and classroom instruction at the college. Students will be assigned to small groups based on their present snowboarding ability. Any additional on-snow instruction will be by certified instructors employed by the ski area.

PEX 139: Wilderness Skills

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Provides basic survival information. May include field trips to allow students hands-on experience in the field.

PEX 142: Judo

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

Provides students with the basic elements of the martial arts of Jujitsu and Judo, to enable them to gain greater control of their bodies and their emotions. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

PEX 143: Karate

Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

Covers the basic history, philosophy and origins of Karate systems. Students are provided with demonstrations of the basic moves and are allowed to practice the moves with feedback. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

PEX 148: Tai Chi

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

Familiarizes students with the forms, sequence and movements of Tai Chi. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

PEX 151: Bicycling

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

Covers the fundamentals of bicycling.

PEX 154: Dance

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Explores dance positions, leading and following, and proper usage of rhythm. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level. May be repeated for up to four units.

PEX 159: Horsemanship

Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

Helps students understand the principles of dressage and show jumping and to improve their skills in both sports. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

PEX 169: Yoga

Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

Covers asana postures with emphasis on alignment and working with modifications for students who have injuries and need to adjust their postures. Breathing, meditation, and chanting incorporated. Presents the benefits, history and different styles and types of yoga.

PEX 170: Aerobics

Units (Credits): 1–4; Prerequisites: none

Engages students in cardiovascular activity for sustained time periods through a low impact, high intensity format. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

PEX 172: Body Contouring and Conditioning

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

Seeks to enhance physical activity to improve overall health and quality of life. Students will learn knowledge of muscle groups, target heart rate, and the potential benefits of regular exercise which includes improved cardiovascular endurance, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and improved body contour. Students will participate in aerobic activities, calisthenics, and sculpting-isometric exercise, sports, conditioning, and flexibility training.

PEX 176: General Physical Fitness

Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

Covers general physical fitness.

PEX 180: Strength Training

Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Introduces resistance training and proper lifting techniques to strength (weight) training students. Safety rules, proper use of equipment and concepts of lifting will be emphasized.

PEX 183: Weight Training

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

Introduces students to weight training principles.

PEX 184: Conditioning, Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Teaches the fundamentals of general and sports specific conditioning. All aspects of physical and psychological development are incorporated in this class. Strength, power, speed, acceleration, muscular hypertrophy and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, motor skills and agility drills are taught and practiced. The class will include general physical preparation sport fitness, plyometrics, agility drills and sports specific conditioning. The students will learn about the principle of year-round conditioning, including conditioning appropriate to the off-season, preparatory period, pre-competition period and competition period.

PEX 199: Special Topics

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

Offers special topics which vary across semesters. A maximum of six units may be applied towards a WNC degree.

Russian (RUS)

Liberal Arts Division

RUS 101: Russian, Conversational I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Emphasizes spoken communication and listening skills; reading and writing skills will be explored. A vocabulary of Russian-English words can be developed to suit students needs. and to increase fluency in the speaking, reading and writing of Russian. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

RUS 111: First Year Russian I

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Develops language skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading, writing and structural analysis. Includes an introduction to Russian culture.

RUS 112: First Year Russian II

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: RUS 111 or consent of instructor

Continues with the second semester of the course to build on speaking, writing and reading skills in the Russian language.



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