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Early Admission College Courses

Education

  • EDUC 1300 – Mastering Academic Excellence (3 credit hours)………………………Spring

    Provides students with the foundation to successfully transition to the college learning environment. Students will expand their knowledge of academic strategies; develop successful learning habits; identify personal learning styles, personality types, and career choices; apply learning strategies in various academic fields; develop critical-thinking competencies; and enhance their use of computer technology. These skills will provide the basis for lifelong learning and for making education personally meaningful.

English and Speech

  • ENGL 1301 – Expository English Composition (3 credit hours)…………………………..Fall

    Emphasizes practice in all stages of the writing process. Focuses on effectively written essays, with increased attention to audience, purpose, and rhetorical strategies in both reading and writing.

  • ENGL 1302 – Research Writing and Literary Analysis (3 credit hours)……………….Spring

    Continues emphasis on the writing process with particular attention to the methods of research and the appreciation and interpretation of literature. Focuses on effectively written and appropriately documented papers.

  • SPCH 1321 – Org. and Professional Communication (3 credit hours)…………Fall & Spring

    Focuses on communication theory, interpersonal skills, presentational and group techniques as they apply to the individual in organizational and professional settings. This course satisfies the required one semester of high school speech communication as well as the speech requirement of the college core curriculum.

Fine Arts

  • ART 1301 – Art Appreciation (3 credit hours)…………………………………Fall & Spring

    This course discusses the theoretical, cultural, and historical aspects of the visual arts. The student develops visual and aesthetic awareness, relating art to the student as an individual. The course satisfies one semester of high school fine arts and the Fine Arts Core Curriculum of higher education.

Sciences

  • GEOL 1401 – Principles of Earth Sciences (4 credit hours)……………………………….Fall

    Studies the physical processes that shape the earth, including an introduction to geophysics, hydrology, physiography, and meteorology.

  • GEOL 1402 – Principles of Geology (4 credit hours)………………………………….Spring

    Studies the earth as a planet, including an introduction to astronomy and oceanography. Provides a survey of the history of the earth through time, as evidenced by plants, animals, rocks, and minerals.

  • BIOL 1306 – Biology for Science Majors (4 credit hours)………………………………..Fall

    Studies the fundamental principles of living organisms, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Includes the concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, and scientific reasoning

  • BIOL 1307 – Biology for Science Majors II (4 credit hours)…………………………Spring

    General Biology course designed for science majors. Studies the reproduction and development, classical and molecular genetics, ecology, evolution, and an introduction to the diversity of the prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plant and animal kingdoms from a taxonomic, morphological, and physiological standpoint.

 

Social Sciences and Humanities

  • GOVT 2305 – American Government and Politics (3 credit hours)……………………….Fall

    Surveys the basic concepts of the American national government, the theory of democracy, the structure and function of political institutions, and contemporary issues and policies. Emphasizes the U.S. Constitution.

  • GOVT 2306 – State and Local Government (3 credit hours)………………………….Spring

    Studies the states as subsystems of the American political system. Includes the basic functions, structures, and processes of state and local government with special reference to the Texas constitution.

  • HIST 1301 – History of the United States to 1865 (3 credit hours)………………………Fall

    Surveys United States history through the Civil War, emphasizing the European background, colonial contributions, Revolution of 1776, republican government, growth of democracy, social and cultural trends, role of minorities and background and course of the Civil War.

  • HIST 1302 – History of the United States Since 1865 (3 credit hours)………………..Spring

    Surveys Reconstruction, the rise of big business, clash of economic interests, struggle for reform, imperialism and world power status, Progressivism, World War I, Twenties, New Deal, World War II, post-war U.S., changing role of the laborer, social and cultural trends and role of minorities.

  • ECON 1301 – Basic Economic Issues

    Provides a survey of micro economics and macroeconomics principles for nonbusiness majors. Includes Microeconomic topics on supply and demand, consumer behavior, price and output decisions by firms under various market structures, factor markets, market failures, international trade, and exchange rates. Includes Macroeconomic topics on national income, unemployment, inflation, business cycles, aggregate supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

  • ECON 2301 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credit hours)…………………………Spring

    Surveys macroeconomic theory and public policy. Emphasizes the market economy, economic growth and measurement, role of financial markets, aggregate demand and supply, the role of the Federal Reserve System and government in our economy.

  • ECON 2302 – Principles of Microeconomics (3 credit hours)……………………………Fall

    Surveys basic microeconomic principles. Emphasizes topics of consumer theory, elasticity, production cost theory, market structures, antitrust, wage determination and general equilibrium.

  • PSYC 1301 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours) ……………………Fall & Spring

    This course is a broad survey of psychology as a social science and is divided into three parts. In the first part, the history and the “major schools” of psychology are considered. Important background knowledge of human development is studied in the second. Finally, this foundation is used to examine such topics as personality, learning and motivation social psychology, abnormalcy and treatment, and growth towards personal fulfillment. The course focuses on the student’s cognitive understanding and on the student’s ability to apply this to his experience.

  • SOC 1301 – Introduction to Sociology (3 credit hours) …………………………Fall & Spring

    Introduces the basic elements of society, such as culture, personality, social groups, social institutions, the social process, and the structure of society.

  • CRIJ 1301 – Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credit hours)……………………………Fall

    Provides a historical and philosophical overview of the American criminal justice system, including the nature, extent, and impact of crime; criminal law; and justice agencies and processes

  • CRIJ 1310 – Fundamentals of Criminal Law (3 credit hours) …………………………Spring

    Studies the nature of criminal law. Includes philosophical and historical development, major definitions and concepts, classification of crime, elements of crimes and penalties and individual criminal responsibilities.

  • CRIJ 2313 – Correctional Systems and Practices (3 credit hours)……………………..Spring

    Surveys the institutional and non-institutional corrections. Emphasizes the organization and operation of correctional systems; treatment and rehabilitation; populations served;Constitutional issues; and current and future issues.

  • PHIL 1301 – Introduction to Philosophy (3 credit hours)………………………………….Fall

    Provides a study of major issues in philosophy and\or the work of major philosophical figures in philosophy. Studies topics in philosophy may include theories of reality, theories of knowledge, theories of value, and their practical applications.

  • Comm 2366 – Introduction to Film. (3 Credit hours)……………………………Fall & Spring

    Emphasizes analysis of visual and aural aspects of selected motion pictures, dramatic aspects of narrative films, and historical growth and sociological effect of film as an art. The course satisfies one semester of high school fine arts and the Fine Arts Core Curriculum of higher education.

  • Comm 1307 – Mass Media and Society. (3 Credit hours)……………………….Fall & Spring

    Introduces mass communication media, history, purpose, models, methods of operation, and interactions among media.

Mathematics

  • MATH 1314 – Pre-Calculus I, College Algebra (3 credit hours)…………………………..Fall

    Includes a review of the basic operations of algebra, solving equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial functions and equations, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and analytic geometry.

  • MATH 2412 – Pre-Calculus II, College Algebra (4 credit hours)………………………Spring

    Studies trigonometry, trigonometric form of complex numbers, vectors, sequences, series, mathematical induction conic sections, polar coordinates, and probability.

  • MATH 2413 – Calculus I (4 credit hours)…………………………………………………..Fall

    Presents limits continuity, differentiation, and integration of functions of a single variable.

  • MATH 2314 – Calculus II (3 credit hours)………………………………………………Spring

    Presents the applications of the definite integral in geometry, special methods of integration, infinite series, and polar coordinates.

  • MATH 1324 – Intro to Math for Bus. and Social Science Majors (3 credit hours)………..Fall

    Presents selected topics in algebra including some review topics. Addresses models that include linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions. Addresses other models, including compound interest, break even, and matrices. Introduces probability and statistics.

  • MATH 1325 – Analysis for Bus. and Social Science Majors (3 credit hours)………….Spring

    Introduces linear programming and calculus with emphasis on the differential calculus.