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AC 111 - Financial Accounting (Online)
Presents accounting concepts leading to the preparation of a company's financial statements. Reviews the importance of good accounting information for the capital market and for proper decision making within a company. At the end of the course, a student should be able to prepare financial statements for a small company.

BI 107 - Foundations of Biochemistry
Designed primarily for students enrolled in the College's Nursing Program, the course aims to develop an understanding of and appreciation for the chemical basis of life. Fundamental principles of general, organic and biological chemistry are covered with a special emphasis on clinical applications. Adequate preparation for this course includes a working knowledge of high school level algebra.

BI 108 - Microbiology
This course focuses on the general principles underlying the life processes of microorganisms. Topics include microbial cell structure, metabolism, genetics, and growth characteristics. Emphasis is given to disease-causing (pathogenic) microorganisms and the various systems of defense employed by the human host.

BI 331 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I
The structure and function of human cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems are considered. The interdependence of these systems is emphasized and related to the total field of biology. Laboratory work includes the dissection of a typical mammal and completion of classical experiments of physiology.

BI 332 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
The structure and function of human cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems are considered. The interdependence of these systems is emphasized and related to the total field of biology. Laboratory work includes the dissection of a typical mammal and completion of classical experiments of physiology.

BI 344 - Nutrition
An introduction to the science of nutrition focusing on biochemical foundations (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals) as they apply to human health (diet, physical activity, and healthful considerations for, for example, fluid balance, and bone and blood health). Eating disorders, food safety, nutrition through the life cycle, and global/cultural considerations are also covered. This course will be offered in alternating years.

BI 421 -422  Directed Research in Biology
Individualized research experience in the biological sciences, under the direction of a science faculty member, including literature searching, hypothesis development and testing, graphical and statistical analysis, and oral and written presentation.

BI 451 - Biology Internship
Qualified students may be offered the opportunity to develop, with the aid of the Internship Facilitator of the Department, an internship experience relevant to their academic needs. Assessment will be based on a portfolio that includes the agency's outcome assessment, the student's objective and subjective journal, and a primary-source referenced term paper in an area allied to the internship. BI 451 and BI 454 are typically the equivalent of one or two academic courses. Students have participated in internships with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Piscataquog Watershed Association, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Optima Health, New Hampshire Custom Brewers, the University of New Hampshire Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Southern Maine Regional Genetics Service Program, the Foundation for Blood Research, Covino Environmental Associates, Catholic Medical Center, members of the Congress of the United States, and the Fitness Network, among many other organizations.

CJ 100 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (Online)
Traces the history and philosophy of criminal justice, considers constitutional limitations, studies the roles of various agencies, reviews the process of justice, and evaluates modern criminal justice.

CS 101 - Digital Literacy
Computers and their applications are at the center of our everyday lives. In this course, we explore what it means to communicate effectively and engage in critical thinking and problem solving using computers as a creative tool. Students also build on their quantitative reasoning skills. Students learn how to analyze information and problem solve using Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Database, Cloud Computing, Wiki/Blog and GPS/GIS to visualize, organize, present, document, explain, and query information. Students also learn how to create basic web pages in order to share them with a greater audience.

CM 221 - Public Speaking
This course stresses building effective speaking skills necessary for professional careers and participation in civic life. Students learn various strategies that are available for assessing and meeting the demands of speaking situations. Assignments include a series of informative, persuasive, and commemorative speeches.

EC 141 - Principles of Economics: Micro
Examines the concept of the firm and the way it operates in the economy. Topics such as price determination, resource allocation, costs, and welfare are examined.

EC 142 - Principles of Economics: Macro
Designed to give the student a basic understanding of the national economy through a study of economic theory. Topics include unemployment, inflation, economic growth, the business cycle, and government stabilization policy.

ED 311 Getting Schooled: Policy & Promise Amer. Education (Online)
Many Americans understand that education in the United States is fraught with politics. From funding disparities between school districts to teachers' qualifications; from prayer in schools to teaching the theory of evolution; from high stakes testing to the United States' performance rankings globally, political perspectives inform how people respond to controversial issues in schools. This class will enable students to build a framework for understanding policy contests in the educational context, and develop broad, original, bipartisan policy proposals for reforming education in America.

EN 154 - World of Fiction
Designed for non-English majors and open to all students, EN154 The World of Fiction introduces students to the basic formal, stylistic and literary-cultural elements of fiction and furnish them with the opportunity to grow in understanding and appreciation of fiction writing in its varied forms.  Individual sections of EN154 will be structured around a particular theme and/or author.

EN 251 - Shakespeare
This course engages students in close reading of selected comedies, histories, and tragedies.

EN 245 - Introduction to African-American Literature
This course focuses on the development of African-American literature from its beginnings to the present, with an emphasis on literary genres and traditions, and historical and cultural contexts.

FAS 110 - Drawing I
A beginning level course open to students with little or no visual arts experience. The methods of rendering a variety of subjects, including still- life, portrait and human figure in a variety of drawing media. The works and techniques of contemporary and historical artists are examined through lecture, demonstration, independent research and master copies. Studio and materials fees charged.

FAS 220 - Painting I
The principles of color theory and composition are explored in this introduction to the materials and tools of oil painting.  Students work from life to create still-lifes, portraits, human figure studies, and landscapes. Studio work is complemented by readings, critical writings, museum visits, and discussion of artistic works of the past and present. In addition to the studio and materials fee, students are responsible for purchase of canvas, brushes and some supplies.

FAS 240 - Darkroom Photography
An introduction to black-and-white photography, including the history, technique, and aesthetics of photography. Students are taught to operate an adjustable 35mm file camera, develop black-and-white film, and make prints. Students are expected to have their own manually operated 35mm cameras.  Studio and materials fees charged.

HI 105 - World History, 1500-present
This course examines the development of the modern world from approximately 1500 AD to the present. Topics include the role of European expansion and colonization in creating the new global network, and the cultural exchange between Western and non-Western civilizations.

HI 199 - America: Origins to World Power
This course covers crucial issues in American History from the American Revolution to the twenty-first century, with a heavy focus on processes which created, challenged and changed the Constitution and those which made the United States an international power. It is specifically designed to support Elementary Education majors by providing a deeper understanding of United States history and civics, with some focus on geography and economics.

HI 374 ST:  Hollywood & US History
Few institutions of pop culture loom larger in the popular imagination than movies. Since the advent of film, movies have reflected social, political, and cultural change, even as they have helped to shape values and ideas in American society at large. They have both perpetuated and challenged American myths. This course examines the phenomenon of Hollywood filmmaking and encourages students to "see" movies in a different way - as historical sources, windows through which we can understand the social, political, and cultural transformations of twentieth century America."

MA 170 - Calculus I
A study of the differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions with applications. Topics covered include limits, continuity, differentiation formulas, the Mean Value Theorem, curve sketching, optimization, and related rates.

MA 180 - Calculus II
A study of the integration of algebraic, trigonometric and transcendental functions with applications. Topics covered include the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, calculating areas and volumes, the average value of a function, inverse functions, and integration techniques.

NU 360 - Understanding Suffering (Online)
The purpose of this course is to assist the student to define and recognize various aspects of suffering as well as to explore approaches that promote hope and healing for those suffering. Suffering is a universal concept with physical, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual suffering aspects that occurs within all cultures and across the lifespan. Suffering may have acute and/or chronic implications for an individual and/or community.

PH 105 - Human Nature Seminar (Online)
An introduction to the traditional topics of speculative philosophy, pertaining to nature, the human person, and God.

PH 107 - Ethics (Online)
A presentation of the rational principles of moral conduct, with application to specific cases; includes discussion of major ethical theories.

PH 321 - Formal Logic
A critical study of deductive reasoning, including classical syllogistic logic, statement logic, and predicate logic, as well as formal and informal fallacies.

PH 342 - Existentialism
A survey of the existentialist philosophers, focusing on such issues as the meaning of existence, anxiety, individuality, authenticity, and the confrontation with death.
PS 101 - Astronomy
An introduction to the current understanding of the universe combined with an observational component which involves familiarization with the night sky and telescopic observation of the moon, planets, stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

PS 121 - General Physics I (Online)
An introductory physics course on of the phenomena and fundamentals of mechanics, waves, heat, electricity, and magnetism.  A strong background in algebra, plane geometry, and elementary trigonometry is required. Calculus is not required. This course fulfills the physics requirement of students majoring in Biology and Natural Science. This course fulfills the physics requirement of students majoring in Biology and Natural Science.

PY 101 - General Psychology (Online)
Can you taste without smell? What explains who wins and who loses a race? Can the voice of a narrator influence your memory of their speech? Can infants perform algebra? These and more questions are explored in General psychology. This course introduces the student to the science of human and animal behavior. The scientific basis of psychology is examined. Basic topics covered are biological and cognitive foundations of behavior, individual differences, measurement techniques, personality theories and development, motivation and emotion, normal vs. abnormal behavior, perception, social behavior and learning.

PY 205 - Psychology of Addiction and Dependency
The psychological aspects of addiction and dependency are surveyed. The construct of addiction is entertained in this framework. Chemicals that modify human behavior and emotion are studied as they relate to Psychopathology and the functioning of the healthy individual. Other compulsive non-chemical addictions are also discussed. Additional topics include behavioral pharmacology and clinical treatment of addiction and dependency.

PY 307 - Abnormal Psychology
This course introduces the theoretical approaches and empirical research regarding the etiology, assessment, classification, prevention and treatment of personality and psychological disorders such as antisocial personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to name two.

PY 313 - Psychology of Learning and Motivation
Traditional approaches to studying the science of behavior are discussed including classical (Pavlovian) conditioning, operant conditioning, and their interactions. Several laboratory projects are conducted throughout this course. Many applications of learning theory are also entertained. Additional topics include motivation, emotion, drives, and incentive learning. Major theorists and their contributions to learning theory are discussed.

SO 101 - Introduction to Sociology
An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior in its social context. It explores the nature of social interaction, social structures and processes, and social institutions. It introduces basic sociological principles, methods, and major social theories.

SO 206 - Social Problems
An analysis of some of the fundamental problems of modern society. War and violence, hunger and poverty, problems of the workplace and the environment are among the problems typically explored.

SO 212 - Social Statistics
An introduction to the logic and techniques of statistical analysis as applied to human behavior, including organization and presentation of statistical data, measures of centrality and dispersion, probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, estimation, tests of association and significance, and an introduction to multivariate techniques.

SP 150 - Spanish Semester II (Online)
This course is a continuation of SP 100 and helps students with a basic knowledge of Spanish improve all four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. In addition to a review of vocabulary and grammar and task-oriented practice through in-class activities, online exercises, and chapter projects (oral and/or writing intensive), the course material includes topics of historical and cultural importance corresponding to the Spanish-speaking world, aimed at helping students develop cultural knowledge, culturally appropriate behavior, and cultural empathy

SP 200 - Spanish Semester III (Online)
This course is a continuation of SP 150 and is a thorough review of grammar, exercises in composition and literary or cultural readings.   Spanish semester III emphasizes the study of Hispanic cultures and civilizations in different Spanish speaking countries. Students will practice reading, writing, speaking and listening to Spanish and gain intercultural competencies.

SP 300 - Spanish Semester IV
This course is a continuation of SP 200 and provides a thorough grammar review together with an introduction to the literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Spanish semester IV emphasizes the study of Hispanic cultures and civilizations in different Spanish speaking countries. Students will practice reading, writing, speaking and listening to Spanish and gain intercultural competencies.

SP 355 - Introduction to Spanish Culture and Civilization
A study of the origins and development of the Spanish civilization which examines the development of  modern Spain as the cumulative result of external and internal geographical, historical, and cultural factors. Conducted in Spanish.

TH 100 - Biblical Theology
An introduction to Divine Revelation enabling students to gain an understanding of the total Bible-the Old Testament and the New Testament.

TH 102 - The Pentateuch (Online)
Considers the first five books of the Old Testament and the historical development of the oral and written traditions that went into their making.

TH 254 - Christian Saints (Online)
A study of Christian saints and their ecclesiological, historical, liturgical and spiritual importance to Catholic Christians especially. The course examines official church documents pertaining to the saints, the Church's procedures for declaring sainthood, writings of and about the saints, historical and systematic studies of saints and sainthood, and popular traditions associated with the saints.

TH 270 - Christian Moral Life
Examines the eucharistic character of Christian moral life. It studies the virtues of this life, precepts derived from Scripture and the teaching Tradition of the Church, the application of these precepts to contemporary issues, and the nourishing of moral life through the Sacraments.

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