Survey of Computer
This course presents an overview of the various technologies imbedded in every aspect of society. Students
gain a basic understanding of how a computer functions as a single unit, in a network, and as a connection to
the Internet. Other topics include security issues and the use of productivity software, such as word processing,
spreadsheets, and presentation applications. Addresses social and ethical issues related to using computers.
(CANNOT TAKE WITH XBIS/219 -- SCIENCE REQUIREMENT DOES NOT ALLOW TWO COMPUTER CLASSES )
Health and Diseases
This course introduces the student to the basic principles of illness and disease as well as the impact of disease
trends on the delivery of services. The clinical manifestations of diseases commonly seen in the health care
environment are reviewed. Topics include promoting health, infectious and noninfectious disease, AIDS,
environmental health, and cancer. In addition, students will be introduced to the common medical procedures,
and terminology used to diagnose and treat diseases.
(HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION MAJORS CANNOT SELECT THIS COURSE, IT IS ALREADY REQUIRED)
Principles of Health and
This course reinforces the concept that learning effectively and living well involves both the mind and body. It
presents the fundamentals of wellness and preventive health including strategic planning to attain and
maintain personal optimal health. In addition, physical and mental diseases are discussed along with the
dangers of environmental pollution, stress, addiction, and other negative factors that can affect personal health.
Introduction to Life Science
This course introduces the student to scientific ideologies and concepts that not only shape our biological
world, but also shape us as humans. Through a variety of comprehensive assessments and relevant discussions,
students examine the scientific method, the dynamics of inheritance, and the affect humans have on the
environment. Topics include the biology of cells, energy systems, and evolution.
The Science of Nutrition
This course introduces students to the world of human nutrition. Students examine the components included in
a healthy, balanced diet, and develop strategies to meet their changing nutritional needs throughout the various
stages of life. Specific topics for the course include: the digestion process, functions and health benefits of
specific nutrients, weight management and fitness, and the effects of nutritional deficiencies.
This course gives an overview of physical geology by introducing concepts such as plate tectonics and geologic
time. Students gain familiarity with the processes that shape the earth's surface and recognize the relevance of
studying geology. Topics include the rock cycle, weathering, formation of geological features, and preservation
of geological resources.