General Education Courses – Humanities

ART 101 – Art Appreciation

Credits: 3

This course presents the fundamental principles and appreciation of the visual arts, evolution of styles and conceptions through the ages in different forms of creative expression.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


ENG 101 – English Composition

Credits: 3

A systematic and practical introduction to the techniques of effective college writing.  A review of grammar and syntax is included.  The course provides the library, research and internet skills necessary to write short expository papers as well as a longer research paper incorporating standard APA documentation.

Pre-Requisites: Satisfactory score on English Proficiency Test or a grade of C+ or better in ENG 099
Co-Requisites: None


ENG 212 – World Literature

Credits: 3

This course is an introduction to significant works of world literature. Surveys literature from ancient Greece through modern periods, including such authors as Dante, Zola, Dickens, Chaucer, Chekhov, and Blake.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


ENG 213 – Communications

Credits: 3

This course considers various means of improving effective communication through critical thinking, careful writing, and understanding purpose and audience. Opportunities to develop skills in group discussion, reporting, persuasion and other types of speaking in professional situations will be included.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


ENG 250 – Research and Communication Techniques in Healthcare and Science

Credits: 3

This course is writing intensive and introduces students to the principles and processes of research and common types of communication utilized in healthcare and science.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


ENG 312 – British Literature

Credits: 3

This course studies the major trends in British literature during the 16th-20th centuries. Includes selected works by such authors as Shakespeare, Swift, Wordsworth, Dickens, Tennyson and Woolf.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


ENG 313 – Italian Literature

Credits: 3

This course studies the major trends in Italian literature during the 16th-20th centuries.  Includes selected works by such authors as Dante Alighieri, Lorenzo De’Medici, Leonardo Da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli, Giovanni Verga and Salvatore Quasimodo.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


HIS 101 – U.S. History Post 1865

Credits: 3

This course in modern and social history examines the major political events and movements since the reconstruction (the Great Depression, World War I, World War II and the home front, the Cold War, McCarthyism, the Civil Rights Movement, the Great Society, Vietnam, Feminism, and Watergate).  It explores the relationship between politics and long term developments in the American economy, society, and culture.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


HIS 211 – World History Post World War II

Credits: 3

This course is a survey of world history since World War ll. Emphasis is placed on the major political, social, economic, cultural and diplomatic developments since 1945

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


ITA 101 – Introduction to Italian

Credits: 3

Fundamentals of Italian composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, writing and structure of the basic Italian sentence will be taught.  No prior knowledge of Italian is expected.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


MUS 101 – Music Appreciation

Credits: 3

This course fosters a better understanding and appreciation of the world’s great music. Consideration of the world’s great musical styles, techniques and forms from the listener’s standpoint.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None


PHI 101 – Introduction to Philosophy

Credits: 3

This course pursues such basic questions as: What is a person? What is knowledge? Are we free? What is moral right and wrong? Does God exist? What is the meaning of death?

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


PHI 201 – Ethics

Credits: 3

An examination of selected moral problems in our contemporary pluralistic society, including such topics as: sexual ethics, biomedical ethics, revolution and violence, environmental quality, and population policy, based on philosophical foundations.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


PHI 311 – Medical Ethics

Credits: 3

This course will explore various cultural, religious, social, and professional traditions that contain more or less systematic positions on ethical issues in medicine. This will be accomplished by exploring the mainstream of Western medical ethics as articulated by physicians and physicians’ professional groups
as well as a wide range of other secular and religious traditions including: Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Chinese thought, Hinduism, Japanese medical ethics, and professional ethical traditions in healthcare (nursing, social work, pharmacy, dentistry, etc.).

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


REL 101 – World Religions

Credits: 3

A critical and constructive study of the nature of religion, of its functions in human life, and of its various forms and manifestations.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


REL 212 – Introduction to Catholic Theology

Credits: 3

This course undertakes a study of the major themes of the Christian faith from the perspective of the Catholic tradition. It investigates both how various doctrines cohere into a world view, and the tensions that exist among them. Each of the themes – revelation, creation, sin and redemption, Christology, ecclesiology, eschatology – is viewed in its development from story, image, and symbol to dogmatic formulation and contemporary interpretation

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


REL 213 – Spirituality and Christian Values in Healthcare and Wellness

Credits: 3

This course explores the concepts of spirituality and Christian values as they relate to the role of the hospital or healthcare facility, healthcare provider and the patient.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


SPA 100 – Medical Spanish

Credits: 1

This course is designed for healthcare professionals to learn basic conversational Spanish used in medical situations, with emphasis in health-related vocabulary and interaction with Spanish-speaking
patients and their families.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None


SPA 101 – Conversational Spanish I

Credits: 3

Introduces the fundamentals of Spanish grammar, pronunciation and reading with practice in speaking and writing. This is an introductory course designed for the student who is a non-native speaker of Spanish.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


SPA 102 – Conversational Spanish II

Credits: 3

This course is the continuation of Spanish I, further development of spoken and written Spanish with analysis of Spanish language structure.

Pre-Requisites: SPA 101 or Competency Test
Co-Requisites: None


SPA 103 – Medical Spanish II

Credits: 1

This course is the continuation of Medical Spanish I, expanding on vocabulary and terminology used in the medical field.  The purpose of this course is to continue to present a variety of situations requiring language usage and word recognition with Spanish-speaking patients and their families through role playing, creative dialogues and practical applications.

Pre-Requisites: SPA 100 or Competency Test
Co-Requisites: None


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