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BIOLOGY

BIOL-101   General Biology I  4 Credits

Following successful completion of Biology 101, the student will be able to describe the characteristics of living things at all levels of organization from the atomic through the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels.  The study of human genetics, development, and anatomy and physiology will enable the student to relate the chemical activities of the cell to the overall function of man.

PRQ: ENGL-096 or ENGL-086

FAST TRACK

6800 F545      5:30PM-10:00PM    F         
                       12:00PM-4:30PM    S    ST060
                       5:30PM-10:00PM    F         
                       12:00PM-4:30PM    S    ST060
                       5:30PM-10:00PM    F         
                       12:00PM-4:30PM    S    ST060


(10 Weekends) - Feb 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, Mar 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, Apr 4-5, 12-13, 25-26, May 2-3

Fees: $43.00.

BUSINESS

BMGT-100   Introduction to Business & Organization  3 Credits

In this course, students will explore all of the primary disciplines in business on an introductory level:  economics, human resource management, finance options, managerial accounting principles and marketing strategies.   Students will examine challenges present in the current business environment and consider them with an eye toward ethics, social responsibility and effective management strategies in a global economy.  The course is kept current by students' exposure to guest speakers and case analyses.  Some written and oral reports will be required from these activities.  This course is ideal both for students who wish to pursue a career in business and those who wish to gain a better understanding of the business world in which they live.

FAST TRACK

5034 M060      6:00PM-10:30PM   F   LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM    S   LCTBA
                        6:00PM-10:30PM  F   LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM    S   LCTBA
                        6:00PM-10:30PM  F   LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM    S   LCTBA

This Laurel Section begins online 2 weeks before the first meeting date. Meeting dates are Friday, Saturday: February 14-15, February 28-March 1, March 14-15 2014.


BMGT-145   Principles of Management  3 Credits

This class focuses on the knowledge needed by today's business managers as they make decisions in the current frequently changing, global workplace. Students will obtain skills in such areas as: leadership, domestic and global business culture, strategy and decision-making, the four basic management functions, and information and operations systems management. The course will provide several opportunities to apply knowledge in individual and small group assignments and activities. This course will introduce the concepts of project management and the importance of strategic vision.

PRQ: BMGT-100

FAST TRACK

5053 M060      6:00PM-10:30PM   F   LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM    S   LCTBA
                        6:00PM-10:30PM  F   LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM    S   LCTBA
                        6:00PM-10:30PM  F   LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA

This Laurel Section begins online 2 weeks before the first meeting date. Meeting dates are Friday, Saturday: February 14-15, February 28-March 1, March 14-15 2014.


CMSY-110   Software Applications for Micros  3 Credits

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphic software. This course is designed for the beginning student and does not include advanced concepts. Keyboarding skills are strongly recommended.  All sections use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

FAST TRACK

5144 M061      5:30PM-10:00PM   F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM    S    LCTBA
                        5:30PM-10:00PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM    S    LCTBA
                        5:30PM-10:00PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM    S    LCTBA

This Laurel Section begins online 2 weeks before the first meeting date. Meeting dates are Friday, Saturday: February 14-15, February 28-March 1, March 14-15 2014.

Fees: $50.00.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CRIM-101   Introduction to Criminal Justice  3 Credits

This course will provide an introduction to the history and philosophical development of criminal justice and law enforcement. The student also will examine the requirements and opportunities in this field of study.

FAST TRACK

5918 M945       6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                         8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
                         6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                         8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
                         6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                         8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA 

This Laurel section begins online 2 weeks before the first meeting date. Meeting dates are Friday and Saturday: February 14-15, February 28-March 1, March 14-15 2014.


CRIM-103   Juvenile Delinquency  3 Credits

This course will provide an introduction to the field of juvenile crime, and the history of its treatment. Special attention will be given to trends in youth crime, developments in juvenile law and evolving correctional practices.

FAST TRACK

5922 M945      6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
                        6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
                        6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
 

This Laurel section begins online 2 weeks before the first meeting date. Meeting dates are Friday and Saturday: March 21-22, April 4-5, April 25-26 2014.

CRIM-201   Introduction to Criminal Law  3 Credits 

Introduction to Criminal Law will introduce the student to the history, theory and principles of criminal law. The student will be given an historical perspective of the basic fundamental concepts of substantive criminal law. Through the identification and analysis of the essential elements of crime, and the rationale underlying the criminal law, the student will also be provided with knowledge necessary for a basic understanding of statutory and codified criminal law. 

PRQ: CRIM-101 

FAST TRACK

5933 M945     6:00PM-10:15PM  F    LCTBA
                       8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
                       6:00PM-10:15PM  F    LCTBA
                       8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
                       6:00PM-10:15PM  F    LCTBA
                       8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA 

This Laurel section begins online 2 weeks before the first meeting date. Meeting dates are Friday and Saturday: March 21-22, April 4-5, May 2-3 2014.

FINANCIAL PLANNING

FNPL-101   Personal Financial Planning Principles  3 Credits

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to manage and/or improve your personal financial literacy; that is, how you manage your own finances. Major topics will include concepts such as investing, debt control, tax planning, credit management, insurance, management of critical problems such as bankruptcy and foreclosures, as well as retirement and estate planning. Students will be given several opportunities to apply their knowledge in both individual and small group assignments and activities, and will explore the use of electronic resources that support financial planning activities.

FAST TRACK

5476 M060      6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
                        6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
                        6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA


This Laurel section begins online 2 weeks before the first meeting date. Meeting dates are Friday and Saturday: March 21-22, April 11-12, April 25-26 2014. 

Fees: $15.00.


FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE

FYEX-100   First Year Experience  2 credits 

First Year Experience 100 engages students in a highly interactive, critical thinking experience and in a meta-cognitive pursuit to understand themselves as intentional learners and as civic and global citizens. Through self-assessment, reading, writing, and reflection, students develop habits of mind necessary to engage in academic inquiry, creative and critical thinking, and scholarly discourse with integrity and civility; develop their ability to articulate their long-term goals as related to their own beliefs and values; and strengthen their capacity to appreciate diversity and effective intercultural and interpersonal communication. 

FAST TRACK

5517 F160      6:00PM-8:00PM      F    DH117
                       9:00AM-12:30PM   S    DH117
                       9:00AM-12:30PM  SU   DH117    

Earn 2 credits in 3 weekends. Class meets Fri, Sat, and Sun on Feb 28, and Mar 1-2, 7-9 and 14-16. Students must purchase textbook prior to first class meeting. 

Fees: $25.00.

NUTRITION

NUTR-211  Nutrition  3 credits

This course will provide students with a general understanding of nutrition and health. The functions and importance of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals, and the relationship between nutrition and exercise in weight management are included.

FAST TRACK

4809 F345      6:00PM-9:15PM    F     HS162
                       9:00AM-1:00PM    S    HS162
                     12:00PM-3:00PM  SU    HS162

Earn 3 credits in 4 weekends. Class meets Fri., Sat., and Sun. on Feb 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, and Feb. 28-March 2, 2014. Please purchase textbook prior to first class meeting.

PHILOSOPHY

PHIL-101   Introduction to Philosophy  3 Credits 

An introduction to world philosophy which begins with the western tradition and includes Asian and African philosophies as well as the voices of women philosophers and the peoples of the Americas. Focus is on major theories of reality (metaphysics), knowledge (epistemology), value (axiology), and logic. 

PRQ: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. 

FAST TRACK

6653 M760     6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                       8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
                       6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                       8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
                       6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                       8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA

 This Laurel section begins online 2 weeks before the first meeting date. Meeting dates are Friday and Saturday: March 21-22, April 11-12 and May 2-3.

PSYCHOLOGY 

PSYC-101   General Psychology  3 Credits 

An introductory course focusing on how psychologists conduct research on human behavior and the results. 

PRQ:  Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. 

FAST TRACK

6142 M945      6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
                        6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
                        6:00AM-10:30AM  F   LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM    S   LCTBA 

This Laurel section begins online 2 weeks before the first meeting date. Meeting dates are Friday and Saturday: February 21-22, March 7-8, March 21-22, 2014. 

Fees: $15.00. 

SOCIOLOGY

SOCI-101   Introduction to Sociology  3 Credits 

A study of concepts including culture, socialization, deviance, social change and stratification will be applied to social problems and everyday living. 

PRQ: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. 

FAST TRACK

6190 M945      6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S     LCTBA
                        6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S     LCTBA
                        6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S     LCTBA

This Laurel section begins online 2 weeks before the first meeting date. Meeting dates are Friday and Saturday: February 21-22, March 7-8, March 21-22, 2014. 

Fees: $15.00.


SPEECH 

SPCH-105   Fundamentals of Public Speaking  3 Credits 

The focus of this course is speaking skills for various situations with emphasis on one-to-group presentations. Effective communication in content, physical and vocal delivery as well as language use are stressed. 

PRQ: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. 

FAST TRACK

6684 F760      6:00PM-9:15PM   F         
                      9:00AM-3:00PM   S         
                    12:00PM-4:15PM  SU        

Earn 3 credits in 3 weekends. Class meets Fri, Sat, and Sun on March 7-9, 14-16, 21-23.


SPCH-110   Interpersonal Communication  3 Credits 

This course examines factors such as culture, perception and self-concept in verbal and non-verbal language. 

PRQ: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. 

FAST TRACK

6694 M761      6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
                        6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA
                        6:00PM-10:30PM  F    LCTBA
                        8:30AM-5:45PM   S    LCTBA 

This Laurel section begins online 2 weeks before the first meeting date. Meeting dates are Friday and Saturday: March 21-22, April 11-12 and April 25-26. 

Fees: $5.00.


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