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Anthropology

  • Search for ANTH110ANTH110 4 credits

    Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    Examines human social organizations, the meaning of culture and its diverse forms and structures, cultural growth and expansion, and the nature of cultural change. Societies featured may include, but not limited to, the Trobriand Islanders of the South Pacific and the Ju/'hoansi of Southern Africa. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test score.

  • Search for ANTH150ANTH150 4 credits

    Introduction to Archaeology

    Introduces the science of archaeology: its history, methods and theory. Citing examples from the prehistoric world, it examines the nature of archaeological data, the application of techniques, and the extrapolation of culture from the archaeological record. In so doing, it illustrates the relationship of culture to environment, a variety of ideas regarding past cultural change, and the role of modern archaeology in preserving the past for the future.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 designated placement test score.

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    Special Studies: Anthropology

    Presents special topics of study in anthropology through workshop, seminar, research, and/or independent study formats. Content varies according to department needs and demand.

Geography

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    Introduction to Physical Geography

    Builds an understanding of physical geography by examining rocks, land forms, soil, flora, fauna, climate, water, and minerals, with primary emphasis on the spatial or distributional aspects of these elements.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test score.

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    Introduction to Cultural and Human Geography

    Surveys world patterns of culture, population, migration, language, religion, ethnicity, and political systems. Examines the geographies of human development, including urban areas, agriculture, industry and services. Emphasizes the many facets of interactions between human culture and the natural world, with a focus on environmental sustainability.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 strongly recommended.

  • Search for GEOG120GEOG120 3 credits

    World Regional Geography

    Examines the eleven regions of the world and their interconnections. Perspectives from physical, political, historical, economic, and cultural geography are used to characterize the individual regions and the ways in which they are knit together into a spatial framework.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test score.

History

  • Search for HST104HST104 4 credits

    History of World Civilization I

    Provides a survey of various aspects of civilization in regions around the world. In addition to discussion of western civilizations originating from the Near East and Europe, this course includes the civilizations of India, Africa, East Asia (China/Japan) Russia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Included in the reading and discussion are historical, cultural, religious, social, economic, and political developments in the various civilizations from pre-history to the Middle Ages. Fulfills cultural literacy requirements within the AAOT degree.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 or equivalent.

  • Search for HST105HST105 4 credits

    History of World Civilization II

    Provides a survey of various aspects of civilization in regions around the world. In addition to discussion of western civilizations originating from the Near East and Europe, this course includes the civilizations of India, Africa, East Asia (China/Japan) Russia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Included in the reading and discussion are historical, cultural, religious, social, economic, and political developments in the various civilizations from the French Revolution to the present. Fulfills cultural literacy requirements within the AAOT degree.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 or equivalent.

  • Search for HST199HST199 3 credits

    Special Studies: History

    Presents special topics of study in history through workshop, seminar, and independent study formats.

  • Search for HST201HST201 4 credits

    History of the United States I

    Surveys American history from the early native populations through Reconstruction after the Civil War. Presents a detailed coverage of influences -- political, social, ethnic, religious, cultural, technical, and geographical -- that have affected the history of the United States.
    Prerequisites: BT113 or WR115 or equivalent.

  • Search for HST202HST202 4 credits

    History of the United States II

    Surveys American history from the Progressive Era to the present. Presents a detailed coverage of influences -- political, social, ethnic, religious, cultural, technical, and geographical -- that have affected the history of the United States.
    Prerequisites: BT113 or WR115 or equivalent.

  • Search for HST280HST280 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/History

    Cooperative work experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.

Political Science

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    Special Studies: Political Science

    Explores special topics in political science using a seminar format.

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    U. S. Government I, II, III

    Provides a general investigation of the socio-political processes in the United States and includes: an historical overview of American democracy and political culture, the Constitution and the road to ratification, federalism, civil liberties, and people and politics (PS201); examines the concepts and principles of the American political system including federal, state, and local government structures, and other related systems (PS202); and a general survey/overview of the political process at the state and local level with an emphasis on Oregon law, constitution, and current local political issues (PS203). Courses need not be taken in sequence.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 strongly recommended.

  • Search for PS226PS226 3 credits

    Neighborhood Leadership Academy

    Encourages students to be more civically engaged. The objective for this leadership academy is to explore the roles and responsibilities of city council, city staff, as well as government and citizens in general. Explores community leadership, interpersonal communication, group dynamics, partnerships, public speaking, project development, and group decision making.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores.

  • Search for PS280PS280 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/Political Science

    Cooperative work experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.

Psychology

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    Psychology of Human Relations

    Focuses on the practical application of psychology in everyday situations; topics include self-concept, emotions, needs, values, healthy relationships, interpersonal communications, and behavioral change. Focuses on personal awareness and growth.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115.

  • Search for PSY119PSY119 4 credits

    Life Processes

    Provides an opportunity for students to deepen and broaden their knowledge of theoretical psychology while gaining insights into their own behaviors and the behavior of others. Consists of small and large group exercises augmented by lectures.
    Prerequisite: PSY101 and BT113 or WR115.

  • Search for PSY199PSY199 Variable credit

    Special Studies: Psychology

    Presents special topics of study in psychology through workshop, seminar, research, and/or independent study formats. Content varies according to department needs and demand.

  • Search for PSY201PSY201 4 credits

    General Psychology I

    Provides students with the foundational knowledge required for further study in the field of psychology. It is designed to help students gain a historical perspective of the field of psychology; an understanding of the scientific method applied to human behavior, and knowledge of the physiology of human behavior including the brain functions, sensations and perception process. The course also explores states of consciousness, memory, learning theory, cognition and creativity, motivation, emotion and stress. PSY201 provides training in the application of study skills, critical thinking, and cross cultural awareness.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115.

  • Search for PSY202PSY202 4 credits

    General Psychology II

    Continues the overview of the general psychology curriculum begun in PSY201 and prepares students for continued study in more advanced psychology classes. This course is designed to help students gain an understanding of human development including personality testing, personality development and intelligence; psychopathology and current methods of treating psychopathology; social psychology; and human sexuality and gender development. PSY202 also provides training in the application of study skills, critical thinking, and cross-cultural awareness.
    Prerequisites: BT113 or WR115; PSY201 recommended.

  • Search for PSY215PSY215 4 credits

    Life Span Human Development

    Gives students an overview of human development explored from a variety of psychological perspectives. Provides a general knowledge of biological, social, and psychological factors that influence each stage of the life cycle, from conception until death.
    Prerequisite: PSY202 and BT113 or WR115.

  • Search for PSY219PSY219 4 credits

    Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

    Introduces the psychology of abnormal behavior and its possible causes, along with an examination of the history and modern practice of mental health treatment. Discusses the diagnosis, etiology, and therapy of emotional disturbances and behavior disorders.
    Prerequisites: BT113 or WR115, PSY201, and PSY202 or permission of instructor.

  • Search for PSY228PSY228 4 credits

    Introduction to Positive Psychology

    Introduces students to theories and research in psychology that examine topics relevant to the nature of happiness and psychological well-being. Psychology has focused much of its efforts on the treatment of human problems. To balance this paradigm, positive psychology calls for research on what promotes human fulfillment and human potential. Its most basic assumption is that human goodness and excellence are as important as disorder and human flaw. Topics covered in will include the nature, history and future of positive psychology, research methods, authenticity, joy, happiness, positive thinking, emotional intelligence, intuition, character strengths, core values, virtues, talents, health and social justice.
    Prerequisite: BT114 or WR121.

  • Search for PSY231PSY231 3 credits

    Human Sexuality

    Discusses psychological, cultural, and physiological correlatives of human sexuality with emphasis on sexual attitudes and behavior, sexual response patterns (atypical and typical), and sexual myths and fallacies. The course provides the foundation in both scientific and pragmatic terms to further one's understanding and acceptance of sexuality within the context and environment in which one lives. Emphasis is placed upon both self-acceptance and tolerance of other's sexual behavior with which one may disagree. There will also be a special focus on the debilitating effect of sexual victimization.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115.

  • Search for PSY280PSY280 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/Psychology

    Cooperative work experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.

Sociology

  • Search for SOC199SOC199 Variable credit

    Special Studies: Sociology

    Presents special topics of study in sociology through workshop, seminar, research, and/or independent study formats. Content varies according to department needs and demand.

  • Search for SOC204SOC204 4 credits

    Introduction to Sociology

    Surveys theories and findings of sociology including culture, individuals and groups, socialization, and social control. It is designed to acquaint students with the social forces that impact the lives of individuals. Close attention is paid to social class, gender and race as they impact life experiences. Focuses primarily on U.S. and western societies with some cross-cultural comparisons. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115.

  • Search for SOC205SOC205 4 credits

    American Society

    The second of a two-part sequence in introductory sociology. Examines various social institutions such as family, education, religion, politics and economics, and how these institutions are organized and stratified by social class, gender and race. Social change, population and urban development are also examined. Focus is primarily on U.S. and Western societies, with some cross-cultural comparisons. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the AAOT degree.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115; SOC204 recommended.

  • Search for SOC211SOC211 3 credits

    Social Deviance and Social Control

    Examines deviance and social control from a sociological perspective, showing how deviance is relative to cultural norms. Includes how deviant identities and subcultures are formed, and types of deviance that have a positive impact on society. Covers crime and punishment, white-collar crime, family violence, sexual variance, drug subcultures, cults, and social activism leading to positive social change.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115; SOC204 recommended.

  • Search for SOC213SOC213 4 credits

    Multicultural America

    Examines the socio-historical aspects of the various social, political, economic and legal forces affecting diverse racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. This includes a look at families and communities, education and employment patterns, race and ethnic relations and immigration patterns. Focus is on the intersection of race, gender and social class as we look at cultural diversity in the U.S. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the AAOT degree.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115; SOC204 recommended.

  • Search for SOC218SOC218 4 credits

    Sociology of Gender

    Introduces sociological perspectives on gender. Central themes include the social construction of gender, socialization, changes and continuities in gender norms and identities, the body, globalization and the connections between gender, power and inequality. The course emphasizes the ways in which gender intersects with race, social class and sexual orientation. The focus is primarily on U.S. and Western societies, with some cross-cultural material. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the AAOT degree.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115; SOC204 recommended.

  • Search for SOC221SOC221 4 credits

    Juvenile Delinquency

    Presents a philosophical, historical, and practical survey of juvenile justice administration in the United States. In the context of an interdisciplinary framework, theories, factors, and characteristics of delinquency will be presented and treatment and delinquency prevention programs will be surveyed. Dual numbered as CJ201.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and BT113 or WR115.

  • Search for SOC225SOC225 4 credits

    Social Problems

    Examines various social problems in the U.S. from a sociological perspective. Major theories of sociology are introduced and applied. Some of the social problems covered include social inequality, crime and deviance, problems in the family and the environment. A focus on solutions will include a study of public policies employed by other societies and a global perspective.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115; SOC204 recommended.

  • Search for SOC228SOC228 4 credits

    Environment and Society

    Examines the relationship between society and the environment including how cultural, social, economic, and political forces have impacted the earth and natural environment, and how humans have adapted to natural environments. Explores the causes and consequences of topics such as population, consumerism, development, pollution and environmental racism. An emphasis will be placed on the study of social movements, cultures, and public policies that advance sustainability.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115; SOC204 recommended.

  • Search for SOC230SOC230 4 credits

    Introduction to Gerontology

    Introduces students to the field of gerontology and explores the relationships between aging individuals and society.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115.

  • Search for SOC235SOC235 4 credits

    The Chicano/Latino Historical Experience

    Examines the diversity that resides within the Chicano, Mexicano, Latino, Hispanic and Caribbean cultural experience in the Americas, beginning from pre-Columbian times to the present. The curriculum covers pre-Columbian heritage, Spanish colonization, American conquest in the Mexican-American War and the Spanish American War, the Mexicans' role in American labor, Bracero Program, and the Chicano Movement. The class will provide a framework for understanding the ways in which distinctive social and cultural patterns arose, thus bringing awareness of contemporary expressions of identity and their historical origins. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115.

  • Search for SOC237SOC237 4 credits

    Computer-mediated Communication

    Introduces students to social perspective and focuses on the implications of computer-mediated communication. Current theories are introduced and applied. Readings, discussions and assignments will focus on the environment, theories, and practices of common computer-mediated communication in today’s world. The nature and impact of a variety of topics will be explored, including social interactions, the workplace, Web-based instruction, impression management, therapy and online health care. Within the topics, the focus is on concepts such as ethics, confidentiality, accessibility, relationships, validity of information, and global implications.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115; PSY101 or BT101 recommended.

  • Search for SOC243SOC243 4 credits

    Drugs, Crime and Addiction

    Introduce students to the dynamics of drug and alcohol addiction, the social and legal issues of drug abuse, as well as examines the political considerations behind contemporary drug enforcement policy. It will also explore the historical origins of the illegal drug trade. Dual numbered as CJ243.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and BT113 or WR115; SP111 and WR121 recommended.

  • Search for SOC244SOC244 4 credits

    Introduction to Criminology

    Offers an interdisciplinary perspective of crime and criminal behavior in relation to the criminal justice system. Theoretical approaches to explaining crime, criminal statistics, typologies, and victimology will be assessed. The influence of crime theory on public policy will be explored. Dual numbered as CJ101.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and BT113 or WR115.

  • Search for SOC280SOC280 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/Sociology

    Cooperative work experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.