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Parenting Very Young Children   (CDS-113)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The parenting of Very Young Children (Birth to 6 years Old). A study of parental involvement with children, the amount & quality of parent- child interaction, the psycho-social development of young children, personnel placement in early childhood programs, & school-home communication.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the benefits of a positive behavior plan for both parents and child.
  • Explain the significance of setting developmentally appropriate expectations.
  • Establish the significance of the home-school connection and strong communication ties.
  • Discuss how emergent literacy begins in the home and note how issues such as poverty impacts the onset of emergent literacy skills for the young child.
  • Indicate how the child develops cognitively and emotionally and what happens when a child fails to reach significant growth milestones. Incorporate Piaget's theories.
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Parent Involvement in Daycare   (CDS-352)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate how the early childhood educator, in the daycare setting, can enhance parental involvement, assess need, access resources for diverse families, communicate effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse families, and partner with the family for a safe and nurturing home environment.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Develop a philosophy of partnering with parents in the daycare setting.
  • Analyze how the daycare setting can foster the parents role in emergent literacy, particularly speech and initial letter/sound development.
  • Analyze the connection between structured management/discipline in both the home and classroom.
  • Discuss the significance of a psychologically and physically healthy home and daycare environment.
  • Evaluate resources designed to support ELL (English Language Learners) parents and parents of developmentally delayed or disabled children.
  • Assess techniques used to assess the cognitive, social, and emotional needs of parents/guardians of daycare children.
  • Discuss strategies to optimize the parents involvement in the daycare program.
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Introduction to Safety Science   (AOJ-135)   3.00 s.h.  
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Introduction to Safety Science. Surveys the safety profession and examines the safety movement from an historical perspective. A conceptual overview of public safety, industrial safety, traffic safety, recreational safety, and home safety are developed. Requirements and opportunities in the field of hazard control are discussed. 
Art of Floral Design   (ART-131)   3.00 s.h.  
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An investigation of the principles of art and interior design to establish a firm foundation from which personal creativity may spring and to survey and determine appropriate styles of floral arrangements for the client, home environment, display, and show competition; the labor periods offer construction in western and oriental styles of design. 
Intro to Computer Info Systems   (CIS-102)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A survey of the basic concepts, principles, and procedures in computer information processing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the history of computers and information systems, as well as current and future technology.
  • Explain the hardware, software and technologies related to networking and e-commerce, digital media, e-commerce, systems analysis and design, as well as programming.
  • Describe the steps needed for designing an Ideal System for a Home Office or Small Business and configuring an ideal computer system (hardware/software, including email, Internet access, file management, virus protection, etc.) for a home office or small business.
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Women and the Economy   (ECO-383)   3.00 s.h.  
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Description and analysis of women's economic status. Theories of discrimination against women in the labor market, including neoclassical, institutional, and Marxian. Women's work in the home analyzed form three different perspectives: household utility maximization, patriarchy, and a sex-gender system. Application of theories to case studies. 
Group Work With Children   (EDU-225)   3.00 s.h.  
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Essential components of group work practice with children and adolescents. Treatment groups in schools, group homes, residential settings, etc. Assessment and intake skills, group process, planning treatment goals, and the use of various strategies and interventions to help children problem solving and develop social skills. 
Solar Thermal Energy Collection   (EGM-404)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to the design and theory of systems that employ solar thermal energy as a replacement for fossil fuel energy used in buildings and homes. 
Independent Producing   (FIL-380)   3.00 s.h.  
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Focuses on the production of narrative shorts, features, documentaries, and experimental works by independently minded students with strong personal visions who want to make films outside the Hollywood/network- television system but not in total isolation. The course explores the nuts and bolts of production: fund raising and proposal writing preparing a workable budget; sample reels and trailers; legal issues; and marketing, promotion, distribution, and exhibition (including home video) of the finished product. 
Cultural Geography of Anglo-America   (GOG-481)   3.00 s.h.  
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Transformation of the natural physical environment and diffusion of culture-trait complexes by American Indian, European, and Afro-American cultures. The rise and role of cities as the homes of migrants in the nineteenth century. 
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