BIOL 1110 This course emphasizes the unique impact humans and industry have on our enviornment. It addresses the demands placed on the biosphere by the exploitation of natural resources and energy, the creation of pollution and the disposal of waste. This course is interdisciplinary, combining concepts from the natural and physical sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, physics) with the social sciences (e.g. economics, politics, ethics, history) to present an understanding of how wise stewardship of earth's resources can result in the long-term sustainability of our shared environment. Meets MnTC Goals 3 & 10
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1. Prerequisites: See course details in eServices for prerequisite information.
EXER - 1000: Introduction to Human Performance Studies
EXER 1000 Introduction to the fields of exercise science, sport management, and physical education. Topics include: programs of study, professional roles and responsibilities, employment qualifications and opportunities.
EXER 1065 Psychology affects sport participation and sport participation affects psychology. Explore the relationship with an emphasis on psychological skills training. Case studies allow students to apply course concepts to real world situations.
SPEE 1015 This speech course introduces students to the factors involved in becoming efficient communicators in both individual and group presentations. The course emphasis will be placed on audience analysis, research and organization, speech construction, and delivery techniques.
Meets MnTC Goal 1
ADMS 1018 This course covers basic information on the history of computers, computer hardware and desktop application software. Students will learn the fundamentals of word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), database (Access), and presentation applications (PowerPoint). Students will also be introduced to use of basic file management and the Internet.
CHEM 1500 This course is a broad introduction to chemistry - its principles and applications. It is intended for the non-science major. No previous chemistry experience is required. Topics include: the scientific method, measurement, quantitative calculations, atomic structure, periodic table, general properties of matter, the development of the model of the atom, naming, basics of chemical bonding, chemical reactions and their uses, chemical equations, acids and bases, and oxidation/reduction. Includes a lab experience.
EXER - 1045: Organization and Management of Sports
EXER 1045 Designed to introduce students to the functions of management as they relate to sporting activities and events. Topics include: career paths, management roles, and scope of sports managers responsibilities.
SOCY 1110 This course covers the basic concepts and terminology used in sociological studies. Sociology is broadly defined as the study of human social organization and social behavior including its forms and consequences. It will focus on the characteristics of human group life as they relate to the structure of the social environment and its influence on the individual. This course is designed to introduce students to the theories, concepts and areas of inquiry that typically characterize sociological analyses. Students will have the opportunity to examine the ethical/dimensions and issues facing political, social, and personal life as it relates to the topics in Sociology. Students will explore their own citizenship and find ways to apply their ideas and goals to civic learning and service learning through embracing facets of human society and the human condition.
Meets MnTC Goal 5 and MnTC Goal 9
SPEE 1020 This course is intended to increase student's awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people's personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.
ENGL 2000 This course will offer challenging insights into the act of writing. Students will continue to strengthen their writing skills while engaging in analysis of literary texts and secondary sources. In writing critical essays based on that analysis, students will apply rhetorical strategies related to purpose, audience, genre and context. Prerequisite: ENGL 1150 Composition I
Meets MnTC Goal 1
HUMA 1100 This course emphasizes eight disciplines as they have grown and influenced each other and the societies that produced them through the ages in western history. These disciplines are: literature, art, architecture, philosophy, music, science, religion, and technology. The course will include analysis of written text, pictures, and ideas.
Meets MnTC Goal 6 & 8
SPAN - 1300: Beginning Spanish Language and Culture I
SPAN 1300 This course is designed as an introduction to basic Spanish language skills, including listening comprehension, reading speaking and writing. Student 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.
Meets MnTC goals 6 & 8. Prerequisites: NONE
MATS 1300 Linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and other functions are carefully analyzed, with particular emphasis on graphical transformations (shifting, reflecting, stretching and compressing). Additional topics include matrices and Gaussian elimination; solving complex equations, including those in quadratic form and those that must be solved graphically; variation problems; particle motion; optimization problems; composition and inverse functions; arithmetic and geometric sequences; properties of logarithms and exponential/logarithmic equations; exponential growth and decay.
MnTC Goals: Goal 04 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
Prerequisites: MATS 0700 Algebra Emporium
PSYC 1105 This general psychology course is an introduction and overview of the scientific study of behavior and experience. It includes topics like the history of psychology, research methods, perception, learning, human development, intelligence, motivation, social perception and group behavior, and psychological disorders.
ACCT 1010 This course covers the fundamental accounting concepts and principles which are used in a business environment to provide reports on the economic condition of a sole proprietor organization. The focus will be on the accrual method of accounting, utilizing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to analyze and record transactions. The ultimate objective is to understand the effects of these transactions in order to provide timely and relevant information in the form of financial statements. This course provides detailed information on topics of the accounting cycle, journalizing, posting, trial balances, adjusting entries, financial statements, cash reconciliations and internal control.
ECON 1100 This course is an introduction to: price mechanisms, supply and demand, resource allocation, analysis of market structures, distribution of income, and business decisions with regard to cost analysis.
Meets MnTC Goal 5
EXER 2295 Fighting in hockey. Cheap shots in football. Performance enhancing substance use in baseball. Discover how sport ethics affects society and how society influences sport ethics. Debate current ethical issues in youth, high school, college and professional sports.