Courses

Many courses are available for students who have not selected a major. These courses transfer to higher education institutions in Oklahoma and other states. The courses below provide a program for Undecided Majors. Cours availability varies from semester to semester.

American Sign Language
ASL 1363 American Sign Language I
An introduction to ASL (American Sign Language) which emphasizes basic signs, alphabet, numbers, and culture of the d/Deaf (deaf and hard of hearing) as well as facial and body expressions. Theory.
ASL 1373 American Sign Language II
A continuation of ASL (American Sign Language) which continues to emphasize basic signs, alphabet, numbers, and culture of the d/Deaf (deaf and hard of hearing) as well as facial and body expressions. Theory. Prerequisite: ASL 1363 or approval of instructor.
Behavioral Science
PSYC 1113 Introductory Psychology
An introduction presenting the principles, theories, vocabulary and applications of the science of psychology. Heredity and environment, development of personality, behavior, learning applications and life span development are discussed. Theory.
PSYC 2313 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
A beginning course in psychology which emphasizes basic principles of personality, motivation, attitude development and positive problem solving models in personal, social and career settings. Theory.
PSYC 2583 Developmental Psychology
A study of the nature and course of development of human behavior from birth through childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. Theory. Prerequisite: PSYC 1113 or Division Chair approval.
SOC 1113 Introductory Sociology
Assists the student in understanding the social influences on day-to-day life by examining the sciences of human society. Major emphasis is placed on the study of group behaviors. Theory.
English
ENGL 0143 English Fundamentals
Reviews the fundamentals of English, including grammar, standard usage, spelling, punctuation, and basic writing skills. A competency-based course and the student’s COMPASS test scores determine placement. Prepares students for entry into a college-level English course and does not count toward graduation or any degree program. Theory.
ENGL 1033 Technical Writing I
The writing process and strategies for improving writing, with the emphasis on clear, concise writing for specific audiences and purposes. The assignments and activities reflect real-world work situations and writing requirements such as letters and memoranda. Theory.
ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I
The writing process and strategies for improving writing. The assignments reflect the fundamentals of expository writing, with an emphasis on structure, organization and style. A brief review of grammar and punctuation, a study of sentence structure, and practice writing paragraphs and compositions. Theory.
ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II
The focus is on patterns of developmental and expository writing, seeking to hone the writing skills learned in English 1113, as well as research skills and persuasive writing. The emphasis is on technique, style and form. Theory. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 or Division Chair approval.
ENGL 2033 Technical Writing II
Emphasizes the writing process taught in ENGL 1033, and includes a brief review of composition techniques. The assignments include various types of technical reports with emphasis on preparation, data collection and research, organization, style, format, graphics, technical descriptions and formal report writing. Theory. Prerequisite: ENGL 1033 or ENGL 1113; or Division Chair approval.
ENGL 2413 Introduction to Literature
A study in fiction, drama/film, and poetry. Written critical exercises and discussion. Theory. Note: available online.
ENGL 2773 Survey of American Literature I
An introduction to the works of the chief American writers from colonial days through the Civil War, with attention both to the historical context and to selected works chosen for close analysis. Theory.
ENGL 2883 Survey of American Literature II
An introduction to the works of the chief American writers from the Civil War to the present, with attention both to the historical context and to selected works chosen for close analysis. Theory.
ENGL 2033 Technical Writing III
Reviews the basics of technical writing and recognizable workplace formats. Also focuses on the ethical and accurate transfer of information to technical and non-technical audiences, problem solving strategies, critical thinking skills, revision and editing strategies, as well as using visual aids to convey accurate information. Theory. Prerequisites: ENGL 1213 or ENGL 2033; or Division Chair approval.
READ 0143 College Reading
Reviews the fundamentals of reading with an emphasis toward the improvement of reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. A competency-based course and student’s COMPASS test scores determine placement. Does not count toward graduation or any degree program. Theory.
General Business
BADM 1113 Introduction to Business
Acquaints students with the U.S. business system, including areas of management, organization, human resources, marketing, finance, and ethics in the global economy. Theory.
MGMT 2413 Supervisory Management
The problems of first-line managers are covered, as well as skills needed to lead, coordinate, direct, and control the work of others to achieve organizational goals. Theory. Prerequisite: PSYC 1113 or PSYC 2313; or Division Chair approval.
MGMT 2243 Small Business Management
Designed for individuals considering going into business for themselves. Emphasis is given to governmental regulations, financial needs, location factors, purchasing and pricing, inventory, advertising, bookkeeping, tax records and reports, banking, choosing personnel and credit and collections. Theory.
MGMT 2313 Principles of Management
An introduction to the basic theory and principles of management. Emphasis is on the functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. A survey approach to current trends in management and possible future developments in organization and administration is used. Theory.
History - Geography Political Science
HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1865
The history of the United States from European colonization through the Civil War period. One class is usually offered each semester with an emphasis on Native American contributions to the U.S. History. Theory.
HIST 1493 U.S. History Since 1865
The history of the United States from the reconstruction period to the present is discussed. Emphasis is given to the growth of industry and its impact on domestic and foreign affairs. Theory. Note: available online.
HIST 1613 Western Civilization to 1500
An exploration of western civilization from the ancient world to the Reformation with a multicultural perspective on the study of mankind. Theory.
HIST 1623 Western Civilization After 1500
A continuation of HIST 1613 with an emphasis on the period from the Reformation to the present. Theory.
GEOG 2243 Fundamentals of Geography
An introduction to basic geographic concepts, with an emphasis on the interrelationships of people with their physical and cultural environment. Theory.
POLS 1113 U.S. Government
Provides an overview of the American constitutional government. The role of the political parties and pressure groups, the legislative, executive and judicial branches and the role of national government in foreign affairs, fiscal-monetary policies and civil rights are examined. Theory.
Humanities - Philosophy
HUM 1013 Humanities I
Themes of human expression as reflected through art, music and literature from the classical era through the Renaissance are examined. Theory.
HUM 1033 Humanities II
A continuation of HUM 1013 beginning with the Renaissance, with the emphasis on contemporary thought. Theory. Designated as Humanities. Prerequisite: HUM 1013 (preferred but not required) or Division Chair approval.
HUM 1113 Music Appreciation
A course designed to give students an appreciation of music through analysis of the impact of music over various time periods of the civilization of humankind throughout the world. Theory.
HUM 2243 Native Peoples of North America
A study of the history and cultures of Native Americans from pre-colonial to present times. Emphasis is on tribal cultures, traditions, and experiences, conflicts with European explorers and settlers, and U.S. government relations. Students discuss cultural differences, as well as legal and political issues affecting Native Americans today. Theory.
HUM 2453 Introduction to Film
An introduction to the basics of motion pictures, film theory, history and appreciation. Theory.
PHIL 1213 Ethics
Examines the types of situations that pose ethical problems in the workplace. Emphasis is on integrity, personal morality, honest and social responsibility. Case studies and comparison/ contrast of legal/ethical issues are also discussed. Theory. Available online.
PHIL 1313 Introduction to Logic
Students investigate contemporary issues to develop the reasoning and analytical skills essential to the application of critical-thinking processes and principles. Topics include basic logical concepts and systems, language and arguments, symbols and translation, as well as deductive and inductive reasoning. Theory.
Mathematics
MATH 0143 Math Fundamentals
The areas of mathematics directly applied to practical, real-world situations are emphasized. Prepares students for entry into a college-level mathematics course, placing emphasis on math at the pre-college level. Topics covered include application of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, problems with percent and ratio and proportion. This competency-based course and the student’s COMPASS test scores determine placement. The course does not count toward graduation or any degree program. Theory.
MATH 0153 Algebra Fundamentals
The areas of elementary algebra directly applied to practical, real-world situations are emphasized, and is designed to build on skills learned in basic math, and establish a foundation in algebraic concepts and problem solving to prepare students for entry into a college-level algebra course. This competency-based course and a score of 0-44 on the Algebra COMPASS test determines placement. The course does not count toward graduation or any degree program. Theory.
MATH 0163 Intermediate Algebra
A review of fundamental operations of algebra involving first degree equations, simple quadratic equations, equations with two variables, and systems of equations and inequalities. This is a competency-based course and a score of 45-67 on the Algebra COMPASS test determines placement. The course does not count toward graduation or any degree program. Theory.
MATH 1493 Math for Critical Thinking
A study of the fundamental structures of mathematics for non-math or non-science/ engineering majors. Topics include problem- solving, estimation, set theory, logic, number theory, algebraic equations, the qualities, and applications. Theory.
MATH 1513 College Algebra
Quadratic equations, functions and graphs, inequalities, systems of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, determinants, permutations and combinations and the binomial theorem are all covered. Theory. Prerequisites: MATH 0153 or MATH 0163 or a score of 45 or above on the COMPAS College Algebra test, or a 68 or above on the Algebra COMPASS test.
MATH 1613 Trigonometry
The major emphasis is on solving right and oblique triangles with applications. Radian measure and graphing of trigonometric functions, complex numbers and solving logarithmic and exponential functions, and vector analysis are also covered. Theory.
MATH 2003 Business Mathematics
Applications of mathematical principles of business are discussed. Topics covered include trade and cash discounts, mark up and mark down, payroll and simple and compound interest. Theory.
MATH 2144 Calculus I
An introduction to derivatives, integrals, and their applications. Theory. Prerequisites: MATH 1513, MATH 1613.
MATH 3103 Discrete Mathematics
Students investigate discrete mathematical concepts, to include: logic, Boolean algebra, probability and combinatorics, set theory, proofs, proof techniques, relations, functions, graph theory and trees. Theory. Prerequisites: MATH 1513 and STAT 2013 or Division Chair approval.
Orientation
ORIE 1011 College Strategies
Designed for freshman students and emphasizes the consideration of academic, social, vocational and other basic concerns common to first-year college students. Theory.
Science
PHYS 0123 Science
Designed to prepare students for entry into a college level science course, and familiarizes the student with the basic concepts of physics, chemistry, earth science and life science. Students learn proper laboratory proceedings and are able to apply the scientific method in solving problems in the lab experiments. Does not count toward graduation or any degree program. Placement is determined by entry assessment scores. Theory/Lab.
BIOL 1014 General Biology (Non-Majors)
An introduction to various topics in biological science, including basic chemistry, cellular biology, studies of animals, plants, protist, and fungi, human biology, genetics and heredity, and environmental/population studies. Theory/Lab.
BIOL 1114 General Biology
Involves biological principles, population, man and the environment. Genetics, reproduction, development, concepts of evolution, selection, adaptation, speciation, taxonomy, and various concepts involving ecosystems are studied. Theory/Lab.
BIOL 1404 General Botany
Morphology and anatomy of plants. Plant functioning: photosynthesis, water relations, translocation, hormonal regulations, photoperiodism. Survey of the plant division, algae and fungi. Lab. Prerequisite: BIOL 1114 or Division Chair approval.
BIOL 1604 Zoology
Morphology, physiology, ecology, embryological development behavior, life histories and importance to man of representatives of major groups. Evolution of systems and mechanisms which have allowed animals to survive and adapt to diverse habitats. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: BIOL 1114 or Division Chair approval.
BIOL 2104 Human Anatomy
An introductory study of the human body’s structure and function with the emphasis on anatomical principles. Topics of study begin at the cellular level and follow development through the major organ system. Theory/ Lab. Prerequisite: BIOL 1114 or Division Chair approval.
BIOL 2114 Human Physiology
An introductory study of the integrative nature of physiology, and the cooperative function of multiple body systems while maintaining homeostasis. Integrates physiology with the cellular and molecular levels of biology. Theory/ Lab. Prerequisite: CHEM 1314 (BIOL 1114 preferred, but not required) or Division Chair approval.
BIOL 2124 General Microbiology
The fundamentals of microbiology, including a selection of representative microorganisms, microbial control and the importance of microorganisms to people. A laboratory concerned with techniques of observation and control of microorganisms. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: BIOL 1114 or equivalent, CHEM 1314 or equivalent, or Division Chair approval.
CHEM 1314 General Chemistry I
The study of fundamental laws, periodic principles, and theories dealing with the structure and interaction of matter, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, the physical states of matter, changes of state, and solutions. These fundamental concepts are applied to the solution of quantitative problems related to chemistry. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH 1513 or Division Chair approval.
CHEM 1515 General Chemistry II
A continuation of General Chemistry I; requires an understanding of the fundamental laws and theories dealing with the structure and interactions of matter. These principles are used in understanding the properties of gases using Boyles’ Law, Charles’ Law, Gay-Lussac’s Law and Dalton’s Law. Liquids and solids are examined with respect to interionic and intermolecular forces. Solutions are discussed with respect to solubility of substances and the effects of temperature and pressure. Factors involved with reaction rates and chemical equilibrium are studied. Nomenclature, definitions, control and measurement of pH of acids and bases are presented. Determination of oxidizing and reducing agents. Selected topics involving the fundamentals of nuclear, organic, and biochemistry are studied. Fundamental principles are applied to the solution of quantitative problems related to chemistry. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: CHEM 1314.
PHYS 1114 General Physics I
Emphasizes the areas of mechanics and thermodynamics. The laboratory portion utilizes computer-generated data and graphs. Theory/ Lab. Prerequisites: MATH 1513 and MATH 1613 or Division Chair approval.
PHYS 1204 General Physical Science
A lecture and demonstration course designed to assist students in interpreting their physical environments. Topics from astronomy, chemistry, geology and physics are covered. Theory/Lab. Note: One year of Algebra recommended.
PHYS 1214 General Physics II
A continuation of General Physics I (PHYS 1114), and includes topics from electricity, magnetism, light, optics and modern physics. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: MATH 1513, PHYS 1114 or Division Chair approval.
Speech
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Speech Communications
Offers instruction on preparation and delivery of extemporaneous speeches. Emphasis is on audience and purpose analysis, topic research, visual aids and delivery methods. Activities include delivering various speeches before an audience. Speaking situations, commonly encountered in business and industry, receive special attention. Theory.
SPCH 2313 Small Group Communications
Focuses on enhancing student understanding of and skills for participation in small group interaction. Addresses various social dimensions of group processes, such as group development, leadership, conflict resolution and verbal and nonverbal communication strategies. Particular emphasis is on task-oriented groups. Theory.
Spanish
SPAN 1115 Elementary Spanish I
Offers college level instruction in the fundamentals of pronunciation, elements of grammar, easy reading and conversation. Theory.
SPAN 1225 Elementary Spanish II
A continuation of SPAN 1115, and It includes instruction in pronunciation, grammar, more difficult reading and advanced conversation. Theory. Prerequisite: SPAN 1115 or Division Chair approval.