High School Dual Enrollment Programs

Course Descriptions

ENGL& 111: Introduction to Literature

Credits: 5.0

This class explores ways that writers portray human experience in their short stories, poems and plays. Through class discussions, lectures and creative responses, students will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of literary works. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 099 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying and describing the formal elements, techniques, genres, and cultural/historical context of literary works.
  2. Reason clearly by applying critical reading methods/theories to analysis of texts in order to understand, interpret and draw conclusions.
  3. Describe and explain ways texts shape and are shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends.
  4. Support analysis and interpretation of literary texts by locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.

ENGR 100: Engineering Orientation

Credits: 3.0

Designed to give students an overview of engineering and technology careers, various engineering disciplines, and engineering transfer schools. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 099.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Research the profession of engineering and materials science and report on the opportunities and careers.
  2. Perform as a member on a service learning team and present materials created throughout the quarter.

ENGR 111: Introduction to Engineering 1: Modeling and Analysis

Credits: 5.0

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 099 or placement in ENGL& 101; MATH 097.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Perform dimensional and unit analysis.
  2. Manipulate formulas to perform sensitivity analysis of systems to changes in one or more variables.
  3. Create and interpret graphs following accepted standards in STEM fields.
  4. Perform introductory spreadsheet calculations such as cell-reference equations, descriptive statistics, and graphing.
  5. Communicate technical information in a clear, concise, and accurate fashion through both written and oral presentation.
  6. Apply the engineering problem solving process in team situations.

ENGR& 114: Engineering Graphics

Credits: 5.0

Methods of depicting three-dimensional objects and communicating design information. Emphasis is on using parametric solid modeling software as a design tool and using freehand sketching to develop visualization skills. Prerequisite(s): Placement in MATH 087 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the ability to use pencil and paper for visualization and sketching of solid models.
  2. Demonstrate computer added design (CAD) parametric solid modeling.
  3. Complete a project that demonstrates both sketching and CAD design.

FRCH& 121: French I

Credits: 5.0

Introduction to spoken French. Elementary conversation, pronounciation, reading and composition. Language practice online. Concurrent enrollment in FRCH 100 is required. Corequisite(s): FRCH& 121.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Comprehend content communicated orally to them in the target language.
  2. Communicate basic messages, thoughts, opinions and points of view with clarity in the target language.
  3. Read for comprehension and make use of analytical skills and critical thinking.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of vocabulary, grammar structures by writing short essays in target language.
  5. Demonstrate general knowledge of the literature, traditions, institutions and geography of the target language and culture.
  6. Compare and contrast to your own culture.

FRCH& 122: French II

Credits: 5.0

Continuation of FRCH& 121. Conversation, composition, reading of graded texts and culture. Language practice online. Prerequisite(s): FRCH& 121 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Comprehend content communicated orally to them in the target language.
  2. Communicate basic messages, thoughts, opinions and points of view with clarity in the target language.
  3. Read for comprehension and make use of analytical skills and critical thinking.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of vocabulary, grammar structures by writing short essays in target language.
  5. Demonstrate general knowledge of the literature, traditions, institutions and geography of the target language and culture.
  6. Compare and contrast to your own culture.

FRCH& 123: French III

Credits: 5.0

Continuation of FRCH& 122. Advanced conversation, composition, reading of graded texts and culture. Language practice online. Prerequisite(s): FRCH& 122 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Comprehend content communicated orally to them in the target language.
  2. Communicate basic messages, thoughts, opinions and points of view with clarity in a more advanced target language.
  3. Read for comprehension and make use of analytical skills and critical thinking.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of vocabulary, grammar structures by writing short essays in target language.
  5. Demonstrate general knowledge of the literature, traditions, institutions and geography of the target language and culture.
  6. Compare and contrast to your own culture.

HIST& 117: Western Civilization II

Credits: 5.0

Examines the history of Europe from the Middle Ages to end of the Napoleonic Wars, including such topics as the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, the age of exploration, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in European history during the period between the late Middle Ages and the end of the Napoleonic Wars, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development.
  2. Compare/contrast the philosophies, issues, and actions of different geographic regions, time periods, religions, races, and/or social status.
  3. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms.
  4. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation.

HIST& 118: Western Civilization III

Credits: 5.0

Examines the history of Europe from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the present, including such topics as the Industrial Revolution, the rise of ideologies such as socialism and fascism, the origins and impact of the World Wars, and the move toward a European Union. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in European history during the period between the end of the Napoleonic Wars until the present, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development.
  2. Compare/contrast the philosophies, issues, and actions of different geographic regions, time periods, religions, races, and/or social status.
  3. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms.
  4. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation.

HIST& 146: United States History I:CD

Credits: 5.0

Examines the history of the United States from pre-Columbian civilizations through the election of Andrew Jackson, with particular emphasis on the American Revolution, the framing of the Constitution, the origins of sectionalism, and issues of race, class and gender. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in American history from pre-Columbian civilizations until the election of Andrew Jackson, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development.
  2. Compare/contrast the philosophies, issues, and actions of different geographic regions, time periods, religions, races, and/or social status.
  3. Identify and analyze the experiences of Americans from different religions, ethnicities, races, and genders.
  4. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms.
  5. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation.
  6. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity.

HIST& 147: United States History II:CD

Credits: 5.0

History of the United States from Andrew Jackson to the start of World War I, with particular emphasis on the road to the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Second Industrial revolution, the development of American culture and society, and issues of race, class, and gender. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in American history from the election of Andrew Jackson until the start of World War I, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development.
  2. Compare/contrast the philosophies, issues, and actions of different geographic regions, time periods, religions, races, and/or social status.
  3. Identify and analyze the experiences of Americans from different religions, ethnicities, races, and genders.
  4. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms.
  5. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation.
  6. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity.

HIST& 148: United States History III:CD

Credits: 5.0

World War I to the end of the Cold War, with emphasis on the two World Wars, the Great Depression and New Deal, the development of modern American society, the Cold War, and issues of race, class and gender. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify seminal events, movements, and institutions in American history from World War I until the end of the Cold War, along with the key figures, groups, and ideas that contributed to their creation and development.
  2. Compare/contrast the philosophies, issues, and actions of different geographic regions, time periods, religions, races, and/or social status.
  3. Identify and analyze the experiences of Americans from different religions, ethnicities, races, and genders.
  4. Examine and evaluate historical information/arguments from different source forms.
  5. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation.
  6. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity.

MATH& 141: Precalculus I

Credits: 5.0

General nature of functions. Linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Applications. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite(s): MATH 097 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or MATH 090 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or appropriate score on Math Placement Test.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Solve problems involving the concept of a function and the related concepts of domain, range, symmetry, composition, and inverses using functions given in graphical, symbolic or numerical form.
  2. Graph (with and without the aid of technology) linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and interpret these graphs, identifying, locating, and communicating important graphical features.
  3. Use algebra to determine the real and complex zeros of polynomial and rational functions and be able to relate this information to their graphs.
  4. Solve equations and inequalities involving involving linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions using both graphical and algebraic methods, as well as technology.
  5. Use the aforementioned functions to model situations described in words and solve applied problems.
  6. Correctly use mathematical notation and language related to the concepts mentioned above.

MATH& 142: Precalculus II

Credits: 5.0

Continuation of MATH& 141. Covers trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, conic sections, parametric equations, polar coordinates and vectors. Includes applications. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite(s): MATH& 141 or equivalent with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Evaluate trigonometric functions at values given in radians or degrees, using both right-angle and unit-circle approaches.
  2. Identify and communicate important features of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions (including domains, ranges, symmetry, periods and graphs) and important graphical features of conic sections.
  3. Solve trigonometric equations using trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, algebra and technology.
  4. Prove trigonometric identities.
  5. Translate between graphical and algebraic representations, between the Cartesian and parametric representations of equations and graphs, and between polar and rectangular coordinates.
  6. Recognize and sketch graphs of equations given in polar coordinates.
  7. Perform vector operations, including vector algebra and dot product.
  8. Use parametric representation, trigonometric functions, right-triangle trigonometry, the Law of Sines, the Law of Cosines, and vectors to model situations given in words and to solve applied problems.
  9. Express solutions clearly with correct use of mathematical notation and terminology.

MATH& 146: Introduction to Statistics

Credits: 5.0

Introduction to statistical methods and applications; organization of data, sampling, testing hypotheses, confidence intervals, regression, correlations. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite(s): MATH 087 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or MATH 097 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or MATH 090 with a minimum grade of 2.0 and placement in ENGL& 101.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Distinguish between quantitative and categorical data.
  2. Display categorical data using frequency tables and two-way tables.
  3. Construct appropriate graphical displays of quantitative and categorical data by hand and using technology.
  4. Compute appropriate summary statistics for quantitative variables.
  5. Perform computations using the Normal model.
  6. Construct and interpret scatterplots of bivariate quantitative data.
  7. When appropriate, compute the correlation of two quantitative variables.
  8. When appropriate, construct and interpret a linear regression model on two quantitative variables.
  9. Interpret a residual plot.
  10. Use random numbers to perform a simulation.
  11. Appropriately use terms related to sample surveys, experiments and observational studies.
  12. Perform basic probability computations.
  13. Compute the expected value and standard deviation of a random variable.
  14. Perform computations with probability models, including the binomial model.
  15. When appropriate, construct and interpret a confidence interval and perform a hypothesis test in situations involving: a. one proportion; b. two proportions; c. one mean; d. two means.
  16. When appropriate, use chi-square methods to perform: a. goodness-of-fit tests; b. tests of homogeneity; c. tests of independence.

MATH& 151: Calculus I

Credits: 5.0

Limits, continuity, derivatives and applications. Differentiation of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite(s): MATH& 142 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or appropriate score on Math Placement Test.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Solve problems involving the concept of a limit using symbolic, graphical and numerical techniques.
  2. Solve problems involving the concept of the derivative using symbolic, graphical and numerical techniques.
  3. Interpret the meaning of the derivative in various contexts.
  4. Use differentiation techniques (including the product rule, quotient rule, chain rule and implicit differentiation) to compute derivatives.
  5. Solve problems involving applications of the derivative by constructing functions and computing derivatives to model situations described by words.
  6. Solve problems involving the relationship between the graph of a function and its derivatives.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the precise definition of a limit.
  8. Express solutions to problems clearly with correct usage of mathematical notation and terminology.

MATH& 152: Calculus II

Credits: 5.0

The integral and its applications. Integration involving algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite(s): MATH& 151 or equivalent with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Compute definite and indefinite integrals of the standard algebraic and transcendental functions.
  2. Use integration techniques (including substitution, partial fractions, integration by parts, trigonometric substitution and tables) to compute definite and indefinite integrals.
  3. Evaluate improper integrals.
  4. Compute approximations for definite integrals (using left-hand sum, right-hand sum, midpoint rule, trapezoid rule or Simpson's rule) given data in graphical or table form.
  5. Compute approximations for definite integrals (using left-hand sum, right-hand sum, midpoint rule, trapezoid rule or Simpson's rule) of functions.
  6. Apply the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
  7. Use integrals to compute the average value of a function.
  8. Use integrals to compute change in velocity given acceleration.
  9. Use integrals to compute displacement and total distance traveled given velocity.
  10. Use integrals to compute areas and volumes.
  11. Use integrals to determine the length of a curve.
  12. Use integrals to determine the work done on an object.
  13. Use slope fields to analyze solutions of a differential equation.
  14. Solve separable differential equations.
  15. Model exponential growth and decay using differential equations.

MATH& 153: Calculus III

Credits: 5.0

Infinite sequences and series, vectors and vector functions, functions of several variables, and partial derivatives. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite(s): MATH& 152 or equivalent with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify the different types of sequences and series.
  2. Determine when a sequence or series is convergent or divergent.
  3. Perform basic convergence tests (including the ratio test, comparison test and integral test).
  4. Compute the radius and interval of convergence for a power series.
  5. Compute the Taylor Series expansion of a function.
  6. Perform vector arithmetic computations.
  7. Compute using vector components.
  8. Perform vector operations (including dot product, cross product and projections).
  9. Find an equation of a line and plane using vector notation.
  10. Differentiate and integrate vector-valued functions.
  11. Find tangent and unit tangent vectors to a smooth curve at a point.
  12. Compute curvature.
  13. Find the unit normal and binormal vectors of a smooth curve defined by a vector-valued function.
  14. Determine the tangential and normal components of the acceleration vector.
  15. Convert points and equations between rectangular coordinates and polar coordinates.
  16. Recognize and sketch graphs of equations in polar coordinates.
  17. Construct graphs, find domains and ranges, and analyze continuity and differentiability of functions with two or more independent variables.
  18. Write expressions for partial derivatives using limits.
  19. Calculate partial derivatives using formulas.

SPAN& 121: Spanish I

Credits: 5.0

Introduction to spoken Spanish. Elementary conversation, pronunciation, reading, composition and culture. Concurrent enrollment in SPAN 100 is required. Corequisite(s): SPAN 100

Course Level Objectives

  1. Comprehend content communicated orally to them in the target language.
  2. Communicate basic messages, thoughts, opinions and points of view with clarity in the target language.
  3. Read for comprehension and make use of analytical skills and critical thinking.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of vocabulary, grammar structures by writing short essays in target language.
  5. Demonstrate general knowledge of the literature, traditions, institutions and geography of the target language and culture.
  6. Compare and contrast to your own culture.

SPAN& 122: Spanish II

Credits: 5.0

Continuation of SPAN& 121. Conversation, composition, reading of graded texts. Prerequisite(s): SPAN& 121 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Comprehend content communicated orally to them in the target language.
  2. Communicate basic messages, thoughts, opinions and points of view with clarity in the target language.
  3. Read for comprehension and make use of analytical skills and critical thinking.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of vocabulary, grammar structures by writing short essays in target language.
  5. Demonstrate general knowledge of the literature, traditions, institutions and geography of the target language and culture.
  6. Compare and contrast to your own culture.

SPAN& 123: Spanish III

Credits: 5.0

Continuation of SPAN& 122. Conversation, composition, and reading of graded texts. Prerequisite(s): SPAN& 122 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Comprehend content communicated orally to them in the target language.
  2. Communicate basic messages, thoughts, opinions and points of view with clarity in a more advanced target language.
  3. Read for comprehension and make use of analytical skills and critical thinking.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of vocabulary, grammar structures by writing short essays in target language.
  5. Demonstrate general knowledge of the literature, traditions, institutions and geography of the target language and culture.
  6. Compare and contrast to your own culture.