Jul 21, 2024  
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 
    
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Courses are listed in alphabetical order by general subject and in numerical order within each general subject. Courses at the first-year level are numbered 111 to 199 or 1000 to 1999; those at the second-year level are numbered 200 to 299 or 2000 to 2999. All courses at SFCC numbered 100 through 110 are  developmental in content and will not be counted toward graduation requirements.

Prerequisites represent the minimum skill level necessary for success in a course. If a student has the prerequisite skills but has gained them outside the classroom, they may see a faculty adviser for permission to enroll.

Prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better before a student may enroll in a course that requires them. Students may be stopped from enrolling or may be  disenrolled if pre- or corequisites are not met.

A math course taken more than three years ago cannot fulfill a prerequisite for a subsequent math course unless a student can demonstrate proficiency. A math or science course taken more than five years ago cannot be used to fulfill a prerequisite for another course. Students may fulfill math prerequisites by scoring at the appropriate level on the college’s math placement test.

For college-level courses, there is an assumption of college-level reading and writing skills, whether or not prerequisites are stated for a particular course.

 

Physical Education

  
  • PHED 1140B - Zumba: Easy


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER146L] Provides easy-to-follow dance moves that allow students to move to latin inspired beats at their own speed and ability. The class provides modified, low-impact moves for older adults as well as individuals who have been sedentary. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1140C - Zumba: Toning


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 141L] Zumba Toning blends body-sculpting techniques with modified, slower paced Zumba moves, fusing Latin and World rhythms. Class uses weighted, maraca-like Zumba Toning Sticks or light dumb bells, to enhance rhythm and build muscle endurance and strength. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1210 - Basketball


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 126L] Designed to provide instruction to students seeking to learn the game of basketball. Students are taught the fundamentals of footwork, shooting, passing, ball handling, and defensive positioning. Students learn the history and develop practical skill knowledge of the fundamentals of the sport. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1230 - Individual Sport: Tennis


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 120L] Provides a basic understanding of rules, techniques, and skill acquisition in the sport of tennis. Guided practice in beginning and advanced strokes, etiquette, rules and strategies in both the singles and the doubles game. This class is suitable for the beginning as well as the advanced tennis player. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1280 - Volleyball


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 124L] An introduction to the sport of volleyball including rules, concepts, and fundamentals incorporated into game play. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1290A - Team Sport: Pickleball


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 127L] Guided practice in strokes, serves, rules and strategies of pickleball. This racket sport is played on a badminton court with special pickleball paddles and a net and has rules similar to tennis. This game is accessible to the competitive as well as the beginning adult player. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1290B - Team Sport: Soccer


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 177l] Introduces the rules, history, and philosophy of soccer as well as practical applications. Basic fundamentals such as trapping, passing, and shooting, are introduced. Soccer concepts and tactics are discussed. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1310 - Swim I: Beginning Swimming


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 130L] Designed as an introduction to the fundamentals of swimming. Emphasis is placed on learning basic swimming techniques for fun, fitness, health and personal safety. Students are introduced to and explore the various skills and techniques necessary for successful swimming. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1320A - Aqua Fit: Swimming Fitness Program


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 173L] Designed for students who are interested in achieving health and fitness by swimming, this class is especially beneficial for those who want an aerobic workout with less stress on the joints. Emphasis is given to activities that improve the five health-related components of fitness and designing exercise programs to meet the student’s unique health and fitness needs. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1320B - Aqua Fit: Warm Water Exercise


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 121] Water is an ideal environment for a safe and comfortable workout. This course is designed for people with a broad range of conditions, such as joint stiffness and arthritis. Students will focus on flexibility, strength, coordination, fluidity of movement and prevention of muscular imbalances. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1320C - Aqua Fit: Shallow Water Aerobics


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 136L] Students participate in aerobic activity and conditioning exercises. The class provides an introduction to a variety of water exercise workouts, which may include the following equipment: HydroFit resistance and buoyancy cuffs, hand buoys, “noodles” and stretch cords. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1320D - Aqua Fit: Deep Water Aerobics


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 137L] Students participate in aerobic activity and conditioning exercises performed totally in deep water. Emphasis is on safe exercise technique and individual exercise progression. Flotation devices and exercise equipment are an integral part of this no-impact workout program. Students must be comfortable in deep water without flotation assistance and be comfortable submersing their face in deep water. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1320E - Aqua Fit: Deep and Shallow Combo


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 139L] This vertical water exercise class uses the entire length of the pool. Students will move between shallow and deep water. Students are introduced to and encouraged to use the variety of equipment available for a total body workout. Students must be comfortable in deep and shallow water, be comfortable submersing their face in water and be able to tread water without added flotation equipment.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1320F - Aqua Fit: Senior Aquatics


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 138L] Water is an ideal environment for a safe and comfortable workout. People with a broad range of conditions, such as joint stiffness and arthritis, can benefit from exercises done in the water. The natural buoyancy of water offers a m re of support making it an ideal medium in which to exercise. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1320G - Aqua Fit: Aqua Zumba


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 132L] Combines fast and slow Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow moves in the aquatics environment. The routines feature aerobic interval training sessions to tone and sculpt the body. The class format will integrate some of the basic principles of aerobic, interval and resistance training to maximize caloric output. Students are encouraged to exercise at their own level of ability. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1410A - Yoga: Beginning Yoga


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 111L] An introduction to yoga and yoga movements. Students explore various concepts and fundamentals of yoga while also learning about the history of the practice. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1410B - Yoga: Gentle Yoga


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 112L] An introduction to basic Hatha yoga posture, breathing techniques and meditation. The positions are taught step-by-step, with one class building upon the next. The class is structured to use modified versions of basic yoga postures in a slow-paced environment. May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1420 - Stretch/Relax: Strength, Stretch and Relaxation


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 154L] The focus of this class is on progressive strengthening, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to stimulate and tone sluggish muscles. Students learn correct body position and exercise technique. The body’s natural breathing rhythms are explored to decrease unwanted tensions and energy blockages. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1430A - Pilates


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 114L] Introduction to the movements and breathing patterns based on techniques developed by Joseph Pilates. Students learn how to develop core strength, stability, muscle tone, proper body alignment, flexibility, balance, and coordination and how to facilitate relaxation. Emphasis is placed on proper breathing patterns as well as the flow of the movements. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1430B - Pilates: Gentle Pilates


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 113L] This course is designed as an introduction to P1lates movements and breathing techniques. The class is structured to use modified Pilates movement patterns to fit the senior population and students who benefit from a slower paced class. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1440 - Tai Chi


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 152L] Introduces the practice and philosophy of Tai Chi. Students will use breathing, alignment, precise body mechanics and soft, graceful movements to develop their understanding of the practice.

    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1460A - Conditioning: Conditioning Abdominals, Hips, and Thighs


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 134L] This class is designed for the beginning as well as the continuing student. Emphasis is placed on strengthening and toning the abdominal muscle group, muscles surrounding the hips, and thigh muscles. Activities Include core strengthening exercises, mat work, and the use of the fitball, exercise tubing and the medicine ball.  Students are encouraged to work at their own fitness level in a noncompetitive environment. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1460B - Conditioning: Flexibility and Conditioning for Seniors


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 142L] Students focus on flexibility, strength, coordination, mental concentration, fluidity of movement and the prevention of muscular imbalances. The emphasis is on a series of related, non-weight bearing exercises emphasizing correct body alignment. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1460C - Conditioning: Cardio Chisel


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 181L] A class to introduce the basic principles of aerobic fitness combined with muscle conditioning and toning. This class will emphasize cardia conditioning by participation in aerobic dance, kickboxing and step aerobics with muscle conditioning using such equipment as light hand weights rubber exercise bands and fit balls. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1460D - Conditioning: Suspension Training


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 162L] An introduction to suspension training that uses gravity and your own body weight to build strength, power, balance, coordination, flexibility, and joint stability, while increasing bone density. Suspension training utilizes gravity and movement to generate neuromuscular responses to changes in body position and body levers. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1460E - Conditioning: Abdominal Conditioning


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 116L] This is a course designed for any level student who desires to increase muscular endurance utilizing a variety of abdominal modalities; floors, footballs, medicine balls, dumbbells, and benches. Emphasis will be on safe exercise progression and technique in a format utilizing abdominal conditioning. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1510A - Training: Resistance Training


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 166L] Designed to develop basic resistance training fundamentals to achieve personalized fitness goals. Students learn to design and implement a resistance training program tailored to individualized fitness goals and needs. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1510B - Training: Circuit Training


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 169L] Combines strength and aerobic training to provide a total body workout, alternating aerobic exercise with the use of a variety of strength-training modalities. Weight training exercises are performed consecutively to tone and strengthen major muscle groups. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1510C - Training: Resistance Training for Women


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 167L] Designed to develop basic resistance training fundamentals to achieve personalized fitness goals. Students learn to design and implement a resistance training program tailored to individualized fitness goals and needs. This course focuses on resistance training as it pertains to the female anatomy and physiology. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1510D - Training: Bootcamp


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 180L] Group training using functional fitness activities to develop cardiovascular conditioning, core strength, muscular strength and endurance, power, speed, and agility in a challenging class format. Students should be free of any chronic injuries or acute injuries. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1510E - Training: Body Sculpting


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 117L] Designed for individuals to achieve aerobic fitness and muscular endurance, focusing on correct body alignment and exercise technique. Emphasis is placed on core strengthening. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1510F - Training: Kickboxing


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 122L] Designed for students who desire to increase cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and muscular endurance in an aerobic format utilizing kicking, jumping, and boxing movements. Emphasis will be on safe exercise progression and technique in a format utilizing aerobic kickboxing.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1610 - Fitness for Life


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 172L] An introduction to current physical activity guidelines emphasizing activities that improve the five health-related components of fitness. Current principles and guidelines of fitness and nutrition are used as the foundation for designing an individualized exercise program. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1620A - Fitness: Fitness for Older Adults


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 171L] Concentrates on development of muscular strength and endurance, as well as on aerobic conditioning, balance, and flexibility for the older adult. Safety in both technique and exercise progression is emphasized. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1620B - Fitness: Indoor Fitness Cycling


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 160L] Designed for individuals of various fitness levels who would like an aerobic conditioning class on stationary bicycles. Focus will be placed on enhancing one’s cardiorespiratory fitness as well as muscular endurance, using music and visualization. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1620C - Fitness: Weight Management and Exercise


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HLED 112] A class designed to assist in body fat loss through adequate nutrition, physical activity, and behavior modification. Emphasis is placed on developing an exercise routine for weight management using a step counter/pedometer. Healthy ways to increase lean body mass will be explored. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1630 - Fitness for Firefighters


    Credits: 1-2

    [Previously offered as: HPER 175L] This is a physical activity class designed specifically for firefighters. Special attention is given to developing the functional strength, power, flexibility, and cardiovascular and muscular endurance that the occupation demands. Students are introduced to the basic principles of strength and conditioning, biomechanics, injury prevention and program development. Orientation is required. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two-Four lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1710A - Martial Arts: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 148L] A program designed to familiarize students with many of the martial systems practiced throughout the world. Techniques from arts such as Myanma Let-Hwei (Burmese Boxing), Chun K, Do Hapkido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Presas Arnis, and many others will be covered. Students will develop the skills needed to generally defend themselves as well as improve their strength, flexibility and endurance. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1710B - Martial Arts: The Nia Technique


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 153L] The Nia Technique is a form of fusion fitness that incorporates elements of dance, martial and healing arts into a class that is part choreographed and part free-form. Beyond the fun and the solid aerobic workout, classes focus on self-expression, healing and developing mindfulness. This course will address individual needs and provide appropriate props to ensure an enjoyable learning experience. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1710C - Martial Arts: Karate


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 148L] This course is an introduction to self-defense, using Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Students will learn the basic moves of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: controls, escapes and submission. Emphasis is placed on safety and injury prevention. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1710D - Martial Arts


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 148L] This course is an introduction to self-defense, using Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Students will learn the basic moves of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: controls, escapes and submission. Emphasis is placed on safety and injury prevention. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1710E - Martial Arts: Self-Defense


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 150L] Designed to familiarize students with basic techniques, practices, and awareness for the purpose of personal defense and safety. Students learn various techniques of martial arts to address a variety of potentially dangerous encounters. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1910A - Outdoor Experience: Hiking


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 165L] Introduction to the basic skills and knowledge essential to hiking. Overall fitness, map-reading, environmental awareness, and outdoor safety considerations are emphasized. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1910B - Outdoor Experience: Snowshoeing


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 158L] An introduction and development of basic skills and knowledge essential to snowshoeing. Overall fitness, trail selection, and outdoor focused exercise safety are integral subjects of the course. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 1910C - Outdoor Experience: Beginning Nordic Skiing


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 157L] Introduction and development of basic skills and knowledge essential to Nordic skiing. The class includes diagonal stride, skating, uphill strategies, wedge turns and Telemark stance. It covers trail skiing strategies and experience, basic first aid and safety, equipment maintenance, map reading and orienteering, and basic survival and rescue skills. May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 2310 - Swimming II: Intermediate Swimming


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 229L] This course is designed to perfect the basic swimming skills and introduce the more-advanced skills in preparation for learning to swim as a lifetime fitness activity, and/or to prepare for taking advanced swimming and water-safety courses. Emphasis is on stroke techniques, swimming drills and developing endurance. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 2320A - Aqua Fit II: Advanced Swimming and Conditioning


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 231L] This course is designed for the serious swimmer. Students are provided swim-specific information through swim equipment, drills, proper biomechanics, and scientific principles related to the physiological effects of exercising. The course will incorporate the benefits of periodization and a well-rounded exercise program. Attention is focused on developing cardiovascular conditioning and muscular endurance. Student must be able to accurately swim all four competitive strokes and swim 500 meters freestyle continuously. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 2320B - Aqua Fit II: Aqua Boot Camp


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 236L] Designed for students who desire a high-intensity, non-choreographed workout in the deep water. A variety of equipment is used to enhance this challenging total body workout. Students should be free of chronic or acute physical limitations and should be comfortable in a horizontal or vertical position in deep water without flotation devices. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 2410A - Yoga II: Multi-Level Yoga


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 212L]  This class combines the beginning and intermediate level yoga techniques of stretching, strengthening, meditation and breathing to promote health and well-being, for those with some familiarity with yoga. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 2410B - Yoga II: Meditation and Yoga


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 210L] A four day workshop designed to introduce the student to Zen meditation and Iyengar Yoga. In the spirit of a traditional retreat, students will learn and practice Zen-style sitting and walking meditation, along with practicing yoga. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 2410C - Yoga II: Intermediate Yoga


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 211L] This class is designed for the experienced yoga student. More advanced yoga postures such as the handstand, headstand and upward bow, along with meditation and beginning pranayama are practiced. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Prerequisite(s): PHED 1410A .
    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 2430 - Pilates II: Intermediate Pilates


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 213L] Building on the course content of The Method Based on Pilates, students further develop their balance, control and coordination. The focus of this class is learning precise, flowing movements through mat exercise choreography. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Prerequisite(s): PHED 1430 Sec A.
    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 2440 - Tai Chi II


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 252L] A program of Tai Chi designed for students to further their study of physical and energy movements for health, defense and longevity. Students will lie introduced to part II of the Wu style Tai Chi short form. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    Offered: Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course
  
  • PHED 2910 - Outdoor Experience II: Nordic Skiing Touring


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: HPER 257L] An intermediate cross-country ski class that concentrates on developing efficient touring techniques, with emphasis on the ability to stop and turn on the downhill. Students are required to be at least 16 years old to enroll in this course.

    May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
    Offered: Spring.
    Two lab hours.

    Health and Wellness Course

Physics

  
  • PHYS 1115 - Survey of Physics


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PHYS 111] Overview of the concepts and basic phenomena of physics. This course provides a largely descriptive and qualitative treatment with a minimum use of elementary mathematics to solve problems. No previous knowledge of physics is assumed.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 109  and MATH 1215 .
    Corequisite(s): PHYS 1115L .
    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    NMGEC: Area III: Science.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PHYS 1115L - Survey of Physics Laboratory


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: PHYS 111L] A series of laboratory experiments associated with the material presented in PHYS 1115. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum area III: Science (NMCCN wxyz).

    Corequisite(s): PHYS 1115 .
    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    NMGEC: Area III: Science.
    Three lab hours.

  
  • PHYS 1230 - Algebra-based Physics I


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PHYS 121] An algebra-based treatment of Newtonian mechanics. Topics include kinematics and dynamics in one and two dimensions, conservation of energy and momentum, rotational motion, equilibrium, and fluids. 

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 109  and MATH 1250 .
    Corequisite(s): PHYS 1230L .
    Offered: Fall.
    NMGEC: Area III: Science.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PHYS 1230L - Algebra-based Physics I Lab


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: PHYS 121L] A series of laboratory experiments associated with the material presented in PHYS1230. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum area III: Science (NMCCN 1111). Corequisite: PHYS 1230. Offered: Spring. Three lab hours.

    Corequisite(s): PHYS 1230 .
    Offered: Fall.
    NMGEC: Area III: Science.
    Three lab hours.

  
  • PHYS 1240 - Algebra-based Physics II


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PHYS 122] The second half of a two semester algebra-based introduction to physics. This course covers electricity, magnetism and optics.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1230  and PHYS 1230L .
    Corequisite(s): PHYS 1240L .
    Offered: Spring.
    NMGEC: Area III: Science.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PHYS 1240L - Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: PHYS 122L] A series of laboratory experiments associated with the material presented in PHYS1240. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum area III: Science (NMCCN 1121).

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1230  and PHYS 1230L .
    Corequisite(s): PHYS 1240 .
    Offered: Spring.
    NMGEC: Area III: Science.
    Three lab hours.

  
  • PHYS 1310 - Calculus-based Physics I


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PHYS 161] A calculus-level treatment of classical mechanics and waves, which is concerned with the physical motion concepts, forces, energy concepts, momentum, rotational motion, angular momentum, gravity, and static equilibrium.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 109  and MATH 1510 .
    Corequisite(s): PHYS 1310L .
    Offered: Fall.
    NMGEC: Area III: Science.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PHYS 1310L - Calculus-based Physics I Lab


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: PHYS 161L] A series of laboratory experiments associated with the material presented in Calculus-based Physics I. Students apply the principles and concepts highlighting the main objectives covered in coursework for Calculus-based Physics I.

    Corequisite(s): PHYS 1310 .
    Offered: Fall.
    NMGEC: Area III: Science.
    Three lab hours.

  
  • PHYS 1320 - Calculus-based Physics II


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PHYS 162] A calculus-level treatment of classical electricity and magnetism.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1310  and PHYS 1310L .
    Corequisite(s): PHYS 1320L  and MATH 1520 .
    Offered: Spring.
    NMGEC: Area III: Science.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PHYS 1320L - Calculus-based Physics II Lab


    Credits: 1

    [Previously offered as: PHYS 162L] A series of laboratory experiments associated with the material presented in Calculus-Based Physics II. Students will apply the principles and concepts highlighting the main objectives covered in coursework for Calculus-Based Physics II.

    Corequisite(s): PHYS 1320 .
    Offered: Spring.
    NMGEC: Area III: Science.
    Three lab hours.


Plumbing

  
  • PLMB 111 - Basic Plumbing, Safety and Pipe Fitting


    Credits: 2

    An introduction to basic plumbing, safety and pipe fitting. This course will introduce students to today’s complex and sophisticated plumbing systems and the career opportunities available. Major topics include safety, tools, materials, equipment, and procedures.

    Offered: Fall.
    One lecture hour, two lab hours.

  
  • PLMB 121 - Gas Piping and Combustion Venting


    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the installation of piping and venting for natural gas and liquid petroleum systems. Topics include piping design, fuel combustion piping systems and domestic hot water systems.

    Offered: Fall.
    Two lecture hours, two lab hours.

  
  • PLMB 131 - Service Plumbing, Repair, Maintenance and Remodel


    Credits: 2

    An introduction to the practical skills needed to service, repair, maintain and install plumbing fixtures and faucets. Students will also learn troubleshooting and project management skills.

    Offered: Fall.
    One lecture hour, two lab hours.

  
  • PLMB 141 - Pumps and Motors


    Credits: 2

    An introduction to various pump and motor operations, starting with proper hydraulic sizing and electrical demand requirements. Topics include electrical power and hydraulic components of pumping water. This course presents the fundamentals commonly related to the study of the mechanical properties of water, including liquid pressure, liquid flow, pumping dynamics, and hydrostatics or fluid mechanics.

    Offered: Fall.
    One lecture hour, two lab hours.

  
  • PLMB 211 - Water Supply Systems and Backflow Prevention


    Credits: 3

    Covers the design and application of water delivery systems used for domestic and commercial potable drinking water. The course will concentrate on water pipe sizing as well as types of materials and fittings. Cross connection prevention will be covered as well as the hands-on use of backflow prevention test gauges.

    Offered: Fall.
    Two lecture hours, two lab hours.

  
  • PLMB 221 - Drain/Waste/Vent and Gray Water


    Credits: 3

    Covers the layout and design of drain and vent systems in residential and commercial buildings including those using gray water systems. Topics include safety requirements, tools and materials, proper installation, maintenance and principles of gravity and air pressure.

    Offered: Fall.
    Two lecture hours, two lab hours.

  
  • PLMB 231 - Boilers and Hydronic Systems


    Credits: 2

    An introduction to boilers and hydronic systems. Students will study fundamental hydronic heating concepts, heat load design, estimating, heating sources, the properties of water as it relates to hydronics, system components, heating control panels, and distribution piping systems.

    Offered: Fall.
    One lecture hour, two lab hours.


Political Science

  
  • POLS 1120 - American National Government


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: POLI 200] An explanation of the role of American national government, its formation and principles of the Constitution; relation of state to the national government; political parties and their relationship to interest groups. This course also explains the structure of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 109 .
    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    NMGEC: Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • POLS 2210 - New Mexico Government


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: POLI 211] An exploration of New Mexico government including the historical roots of our political system, our relationship with the federal government, and an inside view of the working of politics in the state capital and in our communities.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 109 .
    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    NMGEC: Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
    Three lecture hours.


Portuguese

  
  • PORT 1110 - Beginning Portuguese I


    Credits: 4

    [Previously offered as: PORT 111] Designed for students with no previous exposure to Portuguese, this course develops basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This is an introductory course aimed at teaching the student to communicate in Portuguese in everyday situations.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 109  or READ 101L .
    Offered: Fall.
    NMGEC: Area V: Humanities.
    Four lecture hours.

  
  • PORT 1120 - Portuguese II


    Credits: 4

    [Previously offered as: PORT 112] Students develop a broader foundation in skills gained during the first semester, including understanding, speaking, reading and writing Portuguese. Students also gain more in-depth knowledge of Portuguese-speaking cultures.

    Prerequisite(s): PORT 1110  or permission required.
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Four lecture hours.


Psychology

  
  • PSYC 1110 - Introduction to Psychology


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 111] This course will introduce students to the concepts, theories, significant findings, methodologies, and terminology that apply to the field of psychology.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 109 .
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    NMGEC: Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 1160 - Communication and Counseling Skills


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 125] An introduction to basic communication skills and strategies for the helping professions, such as social work and mental-health counseling. The history, theory, and areas of practice in the helping professions will be explored through lecture and experiential activities. Special emphasis will be placed on the influence of personal and professional values of one’s development as a service provider in a multicultural society.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 109 .
    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2110 - Social Psychology


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 271] An introduction to the scientific study of human social influence and interaction, and exploration of how an individual’s actions, emotions, attitudes and thought processes are influenced by society and other individuals.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1110 .
    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2120 - Developmental Psychology


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 290] Study of human physical and psychological change and stability from a lifespan development perspective.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1110 .
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    NMGEC: Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2210 - Abnormal Psychology


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 240] Provides students with an introduction to the field of abnormal psychology. Subject areas include history, methods, etiologies, classification and treatment of disorders.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1110 .
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    NMGEC: Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2220 - Cognitive Psychology


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 265] An overview of human processes such as attention, perception, memory, language, categorization, decision making, and problem solving. Includes methods, theories, and applications.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1110 .
    Offered: Fall.
    NMGEC: Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2240 - Psychology of Personality


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 231] Survey of theory, research, and application of classical and contemporary approaches to the study of human personality.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1110 .
    Offered: Fall.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2250 - Brain and Behavior


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 250] A general survey of the biological foundations of behavior and mental processes. Students will gain an understanding of anatomy, physiology, and chemistry of the nervous system and their relationships to human behavior.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1110 .
    Offered: Fall.
    NMGEC: Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2260 - Positive Psychology


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 225] An introduction to the scientific study of factors contributing to optimal human functioning and well-being.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1110 .
    Offered: Spring.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2270 - Psychology of Learning and Memory


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 260] An overview of how information is acquired, stored, retrieved, and manifested in the behavior of human and non-human animals.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1110 .
    Offered: Spring.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2330 - Psychology of Human Sexuality


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 280] An exploration of the psychological, physiological, cultural, social and individual factors that influence sexual behavior, sex roles, and sex identity.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1110 .
    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    NMGEC: Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2340 - Psychology of Personal Growth and Interpersonal Relations


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 230] Students will apply psychological insights and principles to better understand themselves and their relationships with others and the world in order to live more effectively. Such topics as self-identity, role of emotions in behavior, love, relationships, health and stress, sexuality, death, meaning and values, forgiveness, and non-violent communication will be explored. This course is experiential in nature with an emphasis on dialogue and group activities.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1110 .
    Offered: Spring.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2350 - Psychology of Gender


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 220] An explores gender as a psychological construct that influences our behavior in multiple contexts and will focus on a variety of psychological theories and research on gender. Topics include the learning of gender roles, ways of knowing, mental health, sexuality, family issues, and workplace issues.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1110 .
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2370 - Cultural Psychology


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 210] This cour5e explores the field of cultural psychology: the scientific study of the ways in which cultural forces shape human thought, emotion, and behavior. As a subdiscipline of psychology; cultural psychology emphasizes the influence of culture on human behavior and examines topics in psychology from a multicultural, multiethnic perspective. While the course will cover a broad range of topics, emphasis will be placed on core issues in cultural psychology.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1110 .
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2510 - Statistical Principles for Psychology


    Credits: 3

    An introduction to introductory-level topics in statistics that are applicable to psychological research. Both descriptive and inferential statistics are covered. Topics include applying statistical formulas to psychological data and interpreting the results of statistical analyses.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1215  or MATH 1130  and PSYC 1110 .
    Offered: Spring.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2810 - Study Abroad Images and Insights


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC 270] A study abroad class in which students visit ancient sites in Greece. The influence of the classical Greek archetypes and their mythic patterns on human experience and behavior will be studied. The powerful inner forces of the archetypes personified by Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes will be explored. The Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic images of the gods, goddesses, heroes, and mythological stories as they are represented on architecture and in sculpture and painting will be examined from an art historical perspective. Art from the Byzantine period including Christian archetypal imagery in the form of icon painting will be introduced in both an historical and contemporary context.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1110  or ARTH 2110  and permission required.
    Offered: Occasionally.
    Three lecture hours.

  
  • PSYC 2991 - Directed Studies in Psychology


    Credits: 3

    [Previously offered as: PSYC295] An advanced capstone course in psychology that provides students with an opportunity to focus on areas of personal interest and specialization within the discipline of psychology. Under the supervision of psychology faculty, students will develop academic research papers or projects in selected areas of psychology. This course is intended for students who are psychology majors and will offer opportunities for students to integrate and synthesize material from the core requirements in psychology and prepare them to transfer to a four-year institution. Students will take the capstone course during their final semester. Requires completion of 9 hours of 200 level psychology courses and permission.

    Permission required.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Three lecture hours.


Public Health Life Science

  
  • PHLS 2120 - Essentials of Public Health


    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the principles and scope of public health including ecological issues, impact of the health care system, and epidemiological approaches to disease prevention and control.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 109 .
    Offered: Fall and Spring.
    Three lecture hours.


Reading

  
  • READ 100L - Reading Fluency and Vocabulary Development


    Credits: 2

    This course helps students read faster and understand more of what they read. Using diverse texts, students will practice comprehension and study strategies such as previewing, note-taking, summarizing, distinguishing main ideas from supporting details, and distinguishing between fact and opinion. Students will develop greater reading fluency through speed reading drills. Focused exercises on dictionary use, context clues, and word parts will increase students’ working vocabularies. Eligible for “PR” grade. This course is a prerequisite for READ 101L and ENGL 108.

    Prerequisite(s): Course Placement Evaluation reading score.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Four lab hours.

  
  • READ 101L - Critical Reading Across the Disciplines


    Credits: 2

    Students will work with college-level readings to strengthen reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Basics include notetaking skills, vocabulary development, main ideas and supporting details, outlining and mapping, and writing summaries. Students learn to interpret and evaluate readings by examining tone, symbolism, and figurative language in texts; by analyzing logic, emotion, and other aspects of argumentation; and by identifying logical fallacies. The course includes basic research skills using library, internet, and community resources. This course is a prerequisite for English 109.

    Prerequisite(s): READ 100L  or appropriate placement score.
    Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.
    Four lab hours.


Respiratory Care

  
  • RESP 112 - Respiratory Care Anatomy and Physiology


    Credits: 4

    A study of human cardiopulmonary, neuro and renal anatomy and physiology with a clinical emphasis. Laboratory component covers patient assessment in the health care setting, including patient history, physical exam, laboratory data, ECG, basic chest imaging, pulmonary function testing, documentation in patient records and cultural awareness and competence. Includes coverage of physics and mathematics as they apply to the physiology of the cardio-pulmonary system.

    Permission required.
    Offered: Fall.
    Three lecture hours, two lab hours.

  
  • RESP 120 - Therapeutic Modalities


    Credits: 5

    Covers respiratory care therapeutic modalities in all patient populations, including medical gas administration, oxygen therapy, humidity and aerosol therapy, bronchial hygiene, airway management, lung expansion therapy and the applicable physics and mathematics. This course introduces students to respiratory care professional organizations and to professional and ethical issues in health care, sustainable living through study of the “invisible structures” behind environmental sustainability, and the environmental impact of the medical industry.

    Permission required.
    Offered: Fall.
    Three lecture hours, four lab hours.

  
  • RESP 122 - Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology I


    Credits: 1

    Introduces the student to assessment and management of selected respiratory disorders. Topics include anatomic changes, pathophysiology, etiology, differential diagnosis, clinical manifestations, and management.

    Permission required.
    Offered: Fall.
    One lecture hour.

  
  • RESP 125 - Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology I


    Credits: 1

    Introduction to cardiopulmonary pharmacology as used in respiratory care. Topics include review of central and peripheral nervous systems, pharmacology terminology, dosage calculations, bronchodilating agents, mucous-controlling agents, corticosteroids and aerosol administration.

    Permission required.
    Offered: Fall.
    One lecture hour.

  
  • RESP 130L - Respiratory Care Clinical I


    Credits: 3

    Introduction to respiratory care in the patient care setting. Clinical experiences include patient assessment, interview and physical exam, chart review, documentation, basic respiratory equipment and procedures, airway management, patient transport and applicable therapist driven protocols.

    Permission required.
    Offered: Fall.
    Nine lab hours.

 

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