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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Course Descriptions


AGNG-160    The Aging Process: Gerontology
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and
Emerging Issues Core)
This course will focus on the physiological, psychological, and social changes that impact the aging population. In addition,  the student will focus on assessment and counseling skills relevant to preser ving independence  in the aged and meeting the health needs of the aging population. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as SOCI-160.
AGNG-250    The Psychological Aspects of Aging
3 Credits
This course will provide students with an over- view and understanding of the aging processes in adulthood  and later life. Students will examine the basic theoretical models, research methods, and current information  on the psychology of adulthood  and aging and show how these concepts can be applied to understanding and helping older  adults. An emphasis  is placed on strategies for  successful aging. Emphasis will be on the normal aging process as well as psychological  issues and pathologies that affect the elderly. (3 hours weekly)
AGNG-290    Aging and Health
3 Credits
This course will examine the biopsychosocial processes and aspects involved  with  normal aging. An emphasis will be placed on examining the effects of age changes and health deviations on the functional capacity of older persons. The student will also have the opportunity to explore issues related to aging and health including chronic  disease, health promotion, health care systems, long-term  insurance,  and death and dying. (3 hours weekly)

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST