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Communications

COM 110 INTRO TO COMMUNICATION

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course provides an overview of the basic concepts of communication and the skills
necessary to communicate in various contexts. Emphasis is placed on communication
theories and techniques used in interpersonal group, public, intercultural, and mass
communication situations. Upon completion, students should be able to explain and
illustrate the forms and purposes of human communication in a variety of contexts. This
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general
education core requirement in English composition. This course is also available
through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC).

COM 120 INTRO INTERPERSONAL COM

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course introduces the practices and principles of interpersonal communication in
both dyadic and group settings. Emphasis is placed on the communication process,
perception, listening, self-disclosure, speech apprehension, ethics, nonverbal
communication, conflict, power, and dysfunctional communication relationships. Upon
completion, students should be able to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills,
apply basic principles of group discussion, and manage conflict in interpersonal
communication situations. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive
Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in English composition.
This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC).

COM 140 INTRO INTERCULTURAL COM

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course introduces techniques of cultural research, definitions, functions,
characteristics, and impacts of cultural differences in public address. Emphasis is placed
on how diverse backgrounds influence the communication act and how cultural
perceptions and experiences determine how one sends and receives messages. Upon
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles
and skills needed to become effective in communicating outside one?s primary culture.
This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for
transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement. This course has been
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core
requirement in English composition.

COM 150 INTRO. TO MASS COMM.

Prerequisites: ENG 111
Corequisites: None
This course introduces print and electronic media and the new information technologies
in terms of communication theory and as economic, political, and social institutions.
Topics include the nature, history, functions, and responsibilities of mass communication
industries in a global environment and their role and impact in American society. Upon
completion, students should be able to demonstrate awareness of the pervasive nature of
mass media and how media operate in an advanced post-industrial society. This course
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for
transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

COM 231 PUBLIC SPEAKING

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches
within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on research,
preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion
public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well
organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual
support. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation
Agreement general education core requirement in English composition. This course is
also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC). This is a Universal
General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course for AA/AS.

English

ENG 111 WRITING AND INQUIRY

Prerequisites: Take 1 Set:
Set 1: ENG 090 RED 090
Set 2: ENG 095
Set 3: DRE 098
Corequisites: None
This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of
genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis,
effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and
revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well developed essays using standard written English. This course has been approved to
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in
English composition. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning
Community (VLC). This course has been designated a Writing Intensive Course. This is
a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course for AA/AS.

ENG 112 WRITING/RESEARCH IN THE DISC 

Prerequisites: ENG 111
Corequisites: None
This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation
styles, and writing strategies. Emphasis is placed on analyzing information and ideas and
incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projects. Upon
completion, students should be able to evaluate and synthesize information from primary
and secondary sources using documentation appropriate to various disciplines. This
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general
education core requirement in English composition. This course is also available
through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC). This course has been designated a
Writing Intensive Course. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component
(UGETC) course for AA/AS.

ENG 125 CREATIVE WRITING I

Prerequisites: ENG 111
Corequisites: None
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to practice the art of
creative writing. Emphasis is placed on writing, fiction, poetry, and sketches. Upon
completion, students should be able to craft and critique their own writing and critique
the writing of others. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive
Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course
requirement.

ENG 126 CREATIVE WRITING II

Prerequisites: ENG 125
Corequisites: None
This course is designed as a workshop approach for advancing imaginative and literary
skills. Emphasis is placed on the discussion of style, techniques, and challenges for first
publications. Upon completion, students should be able to submit a piece of their writing
for publication. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation
Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

ENG 131 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

Prerequisites: ENG 111
Corequisites: Take One: ENG 112, ENG 113, or ENG 114
This course introduces the principal genres of literature. Emphasis is placed on literary
terminology, devices, structure, and interpretation. Upon completion, students should be
able to analyze and respond to literature. This course has been approved to satisfy the
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in
humanities/fine arts. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning
Community (VLC).

ENG 231 AMERICAN LITERATURE I

Prerequisites: Take One: ENG 112, ENG 113, or ENG 114
Corequisites: None
This course covers selected works in American literature from its beginnings to 1865.
Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of
selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret,
analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. This
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general
education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. This course is also available through
the Virtual Learning Community (VLC). This is a Universal General Education Transfer
Component (UGETC) course for AA/AS.

ENG 232 AMERICAN LITERATURE II

Prerequisites: Take One: ENG 112, ENG 113, or ENG 114
Corequisites: None
This course covers selected works in American literature from 1865 to the present.
Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of
selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret,
analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. This
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general
education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. This course is also available through
the Virtual Learning Community (VLC). This course has been designated a Writing
Intensive course. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
course for AA/AS.

ENG 233 MAJOR AMERICAN WRITERS

Prerequisites: Take One: ENG 112, ENG 113, or ENG 114
Corequisites: None
This course provides an intensive study of the works of several major American authors.
Emphasis is placed on American history, culture, and the literary merits. Upon
completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and evaluate the works studied.
This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement
general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. This course is also available
through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC).

ENG 241 BRITISH LITERATURE I

Prerequisites: Take One: ENG 112, ENG 113, or ENG 114
Corequisites: None
This course covers selected works in British literature from its beginnings to the
Romantic Period. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and
literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should
be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural
contexts. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation
Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. This course is
also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC).

ENG 242 BRITISH LITERATURE II

Prerequisites: Take One: ENG 112, ENG 113, or ENG 114
Corequisites: None
This course covers selected works in British literature from the Romantic Period to the
present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary
analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able
to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural
contexts. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation
Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. This course is
also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC). This course has been
designated a Writing Intensive course.

ENG 243 MAJOR BRITISH WRITERS

Prerequisites: Take One: ENG 112, ENG 113, or ENG 114
Corequisites: None
This course provides an intensive study of the works of several major British authors.
Emphasis is placed on British history, culture, and the literary merits. Upon completion,
students should be able to interpret, analyze, and evaluate the works studied. This course
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general
education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

ENG 261 WORLD LITERATURE I

Prerequisites: Take One: ENG 112, ENG 113, or ENG 114
Corequisites: None
This course introduces selected works from the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the
Americas from their literary beginnings through the seventeenth century. Emphasis is
placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose,
poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and
respond to selected works. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive
Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. This
course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC).

ENG 262 WORLD LITERATURE II

Prerequisites: Take One: ENG 112, ENG 113, or ENG 114
Corequisites: None
This course introduces selected works from the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the
Americas from the eighteenth century to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical
background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama.
Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected
works. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation
Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

ENG 273 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE

Prerequisites: Take One: ENG 112, ENG 113, or ENG 114
Corequisites: None
This course provides a survey of the development of African-American literature from its
beginnings to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical and cultural context, themes,
literary traditions, and backgrounds of the authors. Upon completion, students should be
able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected texts. This course has been approved to
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course
requirement. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community
(VLC).

Humanities

HUM 110 TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course considers technological change from historical, artistic, and philosophical
perspectives and its effect on human needs and concerns. Emphasis is placed on the
causes and consequences of technological change. Upon completion, students should be
able to critically evaluate the implications of technology. This course has been approved
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement
in humanities/fine art. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning
Community (VLC).


HUM 115 CRITICAL THINKING

Prerequisites: Take One Set:
Set 1: DRE 098
Set 2: ENG 090, RED 090
Set 3: ENG 095
Corequisites: None
Local Prereq: ENG 111
This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of human conflict.
Emphasis is placed on evaluating information, problem solving, approaching crosscultural perspectives, and resolving controversies and dilemmas. Upon completion,
students should be able to demonstrate orally and in writing the use of critical thinking
skills in the analysis of appropriate texts. This course has been approved to satisfy the
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in
humanities/fine arts. This course may meet the SACS humanities requirement for AAS
degree programs. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community
(VLC).

HUM 120 CULTURAL STUDIES

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Local Prereq: Take One Set:
Set 1: DRE 098
Set 2: ENG 090, RED 090
Set 3: ENG 095
OR
Appropriate placement test score
This course introduces the distinctive features of a particular culture. Topics include art,
history, music, literature, politics, philosophy, and religion. Upon completion, students
should be able to appreciate the unique character of the study culture. This course has
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education
core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

HUM 122 SOUTHERN CULTURE

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course explores the major qualities that make the South a distinct region. Topics
include music, politics, literature, art, religion, race relations, and the role of social class
in historical and contemporary contexts. Upon completion, students should be able to
identify the characteristics that distinguish Southern culture. This course has been
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core
requirement in humanities/fine arts. This course is also available through the Virtual
Learning Community (VLC).

HUM 130 MYTH IN HUMAN CULTURE

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course provides an in-depth study of myths and legends. Topics include the varied
sources of myths and their influence on the individual and society within diverse cultural
contexts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general familiarity
with myths and a broad-based understanding of the influence of myths and legends on
modern culture. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive
Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

HUM 140 HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers the political and religious influences upon architecture. Topics
include specific historical buildings evidencing architectural advancement, with special
emphasis upon modern architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to
analyze and identify significant developments in architecture. This course has been
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective
course requirement.

HUM 160 INTRODUCTION TO FILM

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course introduces the fundamental elements of film artistry and production. Topics
include film styles, history, and production techniques, as well as the social values
reflected in film art. Upon completion, students should be able to critically analyze the
elements covered in relation to selected films. This course has been approved to satisfy
the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in
humanities/fine arts. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning
Community (VLC). There is a $7.50 lab fee for this course.

HUM 161 ADVANCED FILM STUDIES

Prerequisites: HUM 160
Corequisites: None
This course provides an advanced study of film art and production, building on skills
learned in HUM 160. Topics include advanced film production techniques, film genres,
examination of master directors' styles, and the relation of film to culture. Upon
completion, students should be able to recognize and critically analyze advanced
elements of film production. . This course has been approved to satisfy the
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in
humanities/fine arts.

HUM 180 INTERNAT CULTURAL EXPLOR

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Local Prereq: Permission from instructor
This course provides a framework for students to visit, examine, and analyze a
country/region outside the United States to learn about the place and people. Emphasis is
placed on the distinctive cultural characteristics of a country or region. Upon completion,
students should be able to identify similarities/differences, analyze causes/effects, and
clearly articulate the impact of one or more cultural elements. This course is offered only
for students participating in a PCC Abroad study-travel program. The lab fee for this
course is based on the total cost of the study-travel experience. This course has been
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a
pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

HUM 211 HUMANITIES I

Prerequisites: ENG 111
Corequisites: None
This course introduces the humanities as a record in literature, music, art, history,
religion, and philosophy of humankind's answers to the fundamental questions of
existence. Emphasis is placed on the interconnectedness of various aspects of cultures
from ancient through early modern times. Upon completion, students should be able to
identify significant figures and cultural contributions of the periods studied. This course
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general
education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Philosophy

PHI 210 HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

Prerequisites: ENG 111
Corequisites: None
This course introduces fundamental philosophical issues through an historical
perspective. Emphasis is placed on such figures as Plato, Aristotle, Lao-Tzu, Confucius,
Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Nietzsche, and Sartre.
Upon completion, students should be able to identify and distinguish among the key
positions of the philosophers studied. This course has been approved to satisfy the
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in
humanities/fine arts.

PHI 215 PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES

Prerequisites: ENG 111
Corequisites: None
This course introduces fundamental issues in philosophy considering the views of
classical and contemporary philosophers. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and belief,
appearance and reality, determinism and free will, faith and reason, and justice and
inequality. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, analyze, and critically
evaluate the philosophical components of an issue. This course has been approved to
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in
humanities/fine arts. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning
Community (VLC). This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component
(UGETC) course for AA/AS.

PHI 240 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

Prerequisites: ENG 111
Corequisites: None
This course introduces theories about the nature and foundations of moral judgments and
applications to contemporary moral issues. Emphasis is placed on utilitarianism, rulebased ethics, existentialism, relativism versus objectivism, and egoism. Upon
completion, students should be able to apply various ethical theories to individual moral
issues such as euthanasia, abortion, crime and punishment, and justice. This course has
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education
core requirement in humanities/fine arts. This course is also available through the
Virtual Learning Community (VLC). This is a Universal General Education Transfer
Component (UGETC) course for AA/AS.

Religion

REL 110 WORLD RELIGIONS

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Local Prereq: DRE-098 or appropriate placement test score
This course introduces the world's major religious traditions. Topics include Primal
religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Upon completion,
students should be able to identify the origins, history, beliefs, and practices of the
religions studied. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive
Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. This
course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC).

REL 211 INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Local Prereq: DRE 098 or appropriate placement test score
This course is a survey of the literature of the Hebrews with readings from the law,
prophets, and other writings. Emphasis is placed on the use of literary, historical,
archeological, and cultural analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to use the
tools of critical analysis to read and understand Old Testament literature. This course has
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education
core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

REL 212 INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Local Prereq: DRE 098 or appropriate placement test score
This course is a survey of the literature of first century Christianity with readings from
the gospels, Acts, and the Pauline and pastoral letters. Topics include the literary
structure, audience, and religious perspective of the writings, as well as the historical and
cultural context of the early Christian community. Upon completion, students should be
able to use the tools of critical analysis to read and understand New Testament literature.
This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement
general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.