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  • HIST1300 World History 4
    Description
    HIST 1300 Big History is a new approach to World History that widens the scale of study from a few thousand years to the entire past. Rather than studying World History through the lenses of different cultures, nations, and civilizations, Big History starts 13 billion years ago and attempts to place the human species in the context of the universe. This course begins with the scientific account of the universe's beginnings and then describes the formation of the earth including its flora and fauna. The majority of the course concentrates on the major trends and developments of human societies from the Paleolithic, throughout the agararian, and into the modern era. Prerequisites: College reading level recommended. Meets MnTC Goal 5 and MnTC Goal 8

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 05/16/2005 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 5,8

    Course Outline: HIST1300

  • PHIL1400 World Religions 3
    Description
    PHIL 1400 This course is about learning the central beliefs of the world's major religions. Through writing, reflection, and presentation, students will explore the basic tenets of the world's major religions, who founded the religion, their main writings or scriptures, and their philosophical underpinnings concerning such issues as definition of religion, the existence of God/gods, faith, reason, ceremonial practices, and their relationship with the world. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 01/12/2009 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6,8

    Course Outline: PHIL1400

  • SOCY1210 Social Issues Changing World 3
    Description
    SOCY 1210 An examination of the many ways in which the United States is interconnected with other societies in a changing world. This changing globalization process and related problems that threaten human well-being are studied from a sociological perspective. Meets MnTC Goal 5 and MnTC Goal 8

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 12/28/1999 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 5,8

    Course Outline: SOCY1210

  • SPAN1100 Beginning Spanish I 4
    Description
    SPAN 1100 This course is designed as an introduction to basic Spanish language skills, including listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing. Students are introduced to cultures of the Spanish speaking countries and develop an understanding and sensitivity to diverse groups. Major grammar focus includes regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, adjective agreement, and discussion of family, school, time, weather, numbers and greetings. Prerequisites: None. (This course is presented for the true beginner, but 1 or 2 years of any H.S. language experience has been helpful.) Meets MnTC Goal 8

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 10/25/2001 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 8

    Course Outline: SPAN1100

  • SPAN1200 Beginning Spanish II 4
    Description
    SPAN 1200 This course continues the development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills that were introduced in Beginning Spanish 1100. The course continues emphasis on the cultures of Spanish speaking countries. Major grammar focus includes a review of the present tense, reflexive verbs, regular and irregular forms of the preterit and imperfect, and discussion of travel, pastimes, food, shopping, and your daily routine. Prerequisites: SPAN1100 or its equivalent. (Students who were successful with 2 or 3 years of H.S. Spanish could begin with this class. Those with 4 or more years would be beyond the scope of this class.) Meets MnTC Goal 8

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 01/07/2002 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 8

    Course Outline: SPAN1200

  • SPEE1030 Intercultural Communications 3
    Description
    SPEE 1030 This course studies the cultural differences and how it affects communication. Topics include definitions of communication; definitions of culture and diversity of cultural patterns; cultural variables influencing communication such as language, non-verbal behavior, perception, values, and beliefs; facts that facilitate or inhibit intercultural communiction; and examination of American culture in camparison to other cultures. Offered fall and spring semesters. Meets MnTC Goals 7 and 8. Prerequisite: None.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2000 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 7,8

    Course Outline: SPEE1030