South Georgia State College

Course Descriptions

The School of Arts and Professional Studies provides the following courses through the academic year. Below you can find the course title and course description for each of the courses listed in the programs of study. At the end of each course description are printed three numbers, such as 3-2-4. The first number indicates the number of lecture hours for the course each week; the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates the semester hours of credit awarded for the successful completion of the course.


ACCOUNTING (ACCT)

ACCT 2101. Principles of Accounting I. A study of the underlying theory and application of financial accounting concepts.  3-0-3

ACCT 2102. Principles of Accounting II. A Study of the underlying theory and application of managerial accounting concepts Prerequisite: ACCT 2101.  3-0-3


ART (ARTS)

ARTS 2205. Understanding Art. Study of the underlying principles and understanding of the visual arts, including architecture, sculpture, and painting. Learning how to look at art in historical context.  3-0-3


BUSINESS/BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BUSA)

BUSA 1105. Introduction to Business. An integrative study of the functional areas of business (finance, operations, marketing, human resources, etc.)  3-0-3.

BUSA 2105. Business Communications. A course emphasizing both interpersonal and organizational communications; to include written and oral exercises appropriate to business practice Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 or permission of instructor.  3-0-3

BUSA 2270. Legal Environment of Business. An introductory course providing an examination of the legal environments of society and business with emphasis on constitutional law, administrative law, anti-trust law, securities regulations, the law of employment, labor law, environmental law, consumer protection, and the powers and functions of the judiciary in modern society. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3


COMMUNICATION (COMM)

COMM 1110.
Public Speaking. An introductory course in fundamental principles and practices of oral communication with special emphasis on the organization, content, and delivery of public speeches.  Prerequisite:  Passing or exempting ENGL 0099 and READ 0099.  3-0-3

COMM 2000. Introduction to Mass Communication. A course emphasizing the study of the processes, elements, uses and the impacts of mass communication, including the history, development, operation, and cultural effects of various forms of media (e.g., books, newspapers, magazines, motion pictures, radio, television, sound recordings, and computer media) on society. Prerequisites: Passing or exempting ENGL 0099 and READ 0099.  3-0-3

COMM 2010. Interpersonal Communication. An introduction to human communication. This course will specifically address interactions between genders and among cultures in today’s diverse environment, focusing on one-to-one and small-group communication practice. There is an emphasis on critical thinking, and building clarity in listening, speaking, reading and writing in areas of human social interactions.  Prerequisite:  Passing or exempting ENGL 0099 and READ 0099.  3-0-3


COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CISY)

CISY 1100. Fundamentals of Computer Information Systems. An introduction to the principles of hardware and software; the current Windows environment, e-mail, the Internet, file management and word processing. No previous computer knowledge or experience is required.  1-0-1

CISY 1101. Computer Applications. A continuation of CISY 1100 including additional word processing features, an introduction to electronic spreadsheets, and a deeper analysis of the information processing cycle. Prerequisite:  CISY 1100 or permission of instructor.  1-0-1

CISY 1105. Information Systems Technology. This course uses an introductory, hands-on approach to provide students with basic awareness, understanding, and skills in the educational and business utilization of microcomputers. Topics include introductions to word processing, databases, graphics, spreadsheets, communications, presentation software, and the Internet and electronic mail. A student with credit for CISY 1105 will not receive credit toward graduation for either CISY 1100 or 1101.  3-0-3.

CISY 2210. Advanced Computer Applications. An intensive study of electronic spreadsheets, database applications, and their integration with word processors. Prerequisite:  CISY 1100 and CISY 1101 or CISY 1105 or permission of instructor.  3-0-3


CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CRJU)

CRJU 1101. Introduction to Criminal Justice. An orientation course designed to acquaint the student with the structural, functional, historical, and philosophical aspects of the criminal justice system that includes law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, and the courts. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3

CRJU 2100. Survey of  Law Enforcement. An overview of law enforcement in a free society and the relationship of police to the criminal justice system as a whole. History, organization, administration, operations, and selected issues such as community-oriented policing are examined. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3

CRJU 2200. Introduction to Corrections. An introduction to the correctional system, examining the historical, philosophical, and theoretical aspects of the correctional system including incarceration, parole, and juvenile systems, as well as social interventions. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3

CRJU 2300. Judicial Process. A study of the jurisdiction, policies, and procedures of courts in the administration of criminal justice. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3


DIVERSITY (DVRS)

DVRS 1101. Topics in Diversity. A broad overview of the elements of cultural diversity. The course defines the concepts of “culture” and “diversity” and reinforces awareness as a strategy for success in a global society. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  1-0-1


ECONOMICS (ECON)

ECON 2105. Macroeconomics. The fundamental principles of macroeconomics. A study of economics/aggregates, national income determination, monetary and fiscal policy, economic fluctuations and growth, government regulation and business, labor organization, and international trade. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3 


ECON 2106. Principles of Microeconomics. The fundamental principles of microeconomics. A study of individual economic units, consumer and firms, theory of price determination, supply and demand, income distribution and allocation of resources. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3


EDUCATION (EDUC)

EDUC 2110. Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education. This course engages students in observations, interactions, and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues. Students will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia and the United States. Students will actively examine the teaching profession from multiple vantage points both within and outside the school. Against this backdrop, students will reflect on and interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture and examine the moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy. EDUC 2110 includes ten hours of field experience. Prerequisite:  Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3

EDUC 2120. Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts. Given the rapidly changing demographics in our state and country this course is designed to equip future teachers with the fundamental knowledge of understanding culture and teaching children from diverse backgrounds. Specifically, this course is designed to examine 1) the nature and function of culture; 2) the development of individual and group cultural identity; 3) definitions and implications of diversity, and 4) the influences of culture on learning, development, and pedagogy. EDUC 2120 includes ten hours of field experience.
Prerequisite:  Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3

EDUC 2130. Exploring Learning and Teaching. Explore key aspects of learning and teaching through examining your own learning processes and those of others, with the goal of applying your knowledge to enhance the learning of all students in a variety of educational setting and contexts. EDUC 2130 includes ten hours of field experience. Prerequisite:  Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3


ENGLISH (ENGL)

ENGL 0099.
Grammar Review and Basic Composition. A course providing review of standard English usage and instruction and practice in writing sentences, paragraphs, and essays. $3.00 lab fee. 3 0 3 (Institutional Credit.)

ENGL 1101. Composition I. A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting ENGL 0099 and READ 0099. Minimum grade of “C” is required for graduation.  3-0-3

ENGL 1102. Composition II. A composition course that develops writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by ENGL 1101, that emphasizes interpretation and evaluation of works of various literary genres, and that incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods. Prerequisite:  ENGL 1101 with a minimum grade of “C”. Minimum grade of “C” in ENGL 1102 is required for graduation.  3-0-3

ENGL 1111-1116. Creative Writing. This course sequence offers practical writing experience in major literary genres, with special emphasis on short fiction and poetry. It includes in-class analysis and criticism of the works produced. 1-0-1 (Institutional credit)

ENGL 2111. World Literature I. A survey of important works of world literature from ancient times through the mid-seventeenth century. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a grade of “C” or better.  3-0-3

ENGL 2112. World Literature II. A survey of important works of world literature from the mid-seventeenth century to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a grade of “C” or better.  3-0-3

ENGL 2121. British Literature I. A survey of important works of British literature from the Old English period through the neoclassical age. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a grade of “C” or better.  3-0-3

ENGL 2122. British Literature II. A survey of important works of British literature from the Romantic era to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a grade of “C” or better.  3-0-3

ENGL 2131. American Literature I. A survey of American literature from the pre-colonial age to the mid-nineteenth century. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a grade of “C” or better.  3-0-3

ENGL 2132. American Literature II. A survey of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to present. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a grade of “C” or better.  3-0-3


FRENCH (FREN)

FREN 1001.
Elementary French I. Grammar, reading, writing, simple listening and speaking skills. Prerequisite:  Passing or exempting ENGL 0099 and READ 0099.  3-0-3

FREN 1002. Elementary French II. Continuation of French 1001. Prerequisite:  FREN 1001 or equivalent.  3-0-3

FREN 2001. Intermediate French I. A more advanced course which refines skills in grammar, reading, writing, and speaking. Prerequisite:  FREN 1002 or equivalent.  3-0-3

FREN 2002. Intermediate French II. Application and refinement of basic skills with emphasis on reading, writing, and speaking. Prerequisite:  FREN 2001 or equivalent.  3-0-3


HISTORY (HIST)

HIST 1111. World History I. A survey of World History to early modern times. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3

HIST 1112. World History II. A survey of World History from early modern times to the present. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0 3

HIST 1121. Western Civilization I. A survey of western civilization to early modern times. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0 3

HIST 1122. Western Civilization II. A survey of Western Civilization from early modern times to present. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0 3

HIST 2100. Introduction to the European Union. This course introduces the student to the historical origins and development of the European Union, the EU’s governing institutions, the EU’s policymaking processes, current EU policies and issues, and EU-US relations. The course also constitutes the core offering of the European Union Studies Certificate program. Prerequisite:  Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3  (Cross-listed as POLS 2100.)

HIST 2111. American Civilization I. A survey of American history from the prehistory through the Civil War, with special emphasis on Georgia history. (Satisfies the Georgia Legislative in United States and Georgia history.) Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3

HIST 2112. American Civilization II. A survey of the major developments in United States history since 1865, with special emphasis on the State of Georgia.  (Satisfies the Georgia Legislative in United States and Georgia history.) Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3

HIST 2200. Studies of the European Union. The purpose of the course is to provide an in-depth analysis on a selected aspect of the study of European Union (EU). The course is intended as an Area E. elective for students interested in taking a course in the Online or Study Abroad catalogs of the University System’s European Union Center for which the only prerequisite is POLS 1101. Prerequisite: READ 0099, prior approval of the instructor and successful completion of POLS 1101. 3-0-3 (Cross-listed as POLS 2200)

HIST 2220. African American History. A survey of the history of African Americans in the United States, emphasizing their unique heritage within, historical evolution in, and contributions to American society. The course analyzes the institutions, personalities, and trends that shaped the social, economic, political, and cultural developments of the United States. Prerequisite: READ 0099.  3-0-3


HUMANITIES (HUMN)

HUMN 2111.
Humanities I.  A study of principal Western Art styles from the Ancient World through the Renaissance. Includes a study of selected masterpieces of architecture, sculpture, painting, literature, and music. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3

HUMN 2112. Humanities II. A study of principal Western Art styles from the Baroque through the Contemporary Period. Includes a study of selected masterpieces of architecture, sculpture, painting, literature and music. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3


JOURNALISM (JRNL)

JRNL 1100-1105.
Practical Journalism. Primarily lab courses designed for students working on student publications. Some theory plus practical experience in writing, editing, and graphics. 0-2-1 for each course. (Institutional Credit)


MUSIC (MUSI)

MUSI 1000-1005:
College Chorus. This two-hour institutional credit lab course is for the purpose of organizing, instructing, and rehearsing a choral ensemble. The chorus will perform at College and community events, as well as by invitation outside of the local community. 0-4-2

MUSI 1100. Music Appreciation. Designed to develop appreciation of music through listening and study. Topics include musical instruments, terms and symbols, forms, and characteristics/composers of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods.  3-0-3


PHILISOPHY (PHIL)

PHIL 1104. Introduction to Philosophy. A sampling of the insights of major philosophers and their relevance to contemporary problems. Prerequisite:  Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3


POLITICAL SCIENCE (POLS)

POLS 1100. American and Georgia History and Constitution. This course is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge of American Constitution/History and Georgia Constitution/History in order to meet the Georgia legislative requirements.  1-0-1

POLS 1101. American Government. Designed to give the student a general knowledge of the structure and functions of the government of the United States and Georgia with some time devoted to the study of current events and problems. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Georgia legislative requirements for proficiency in United States and Georgia government. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3

POLS 2100. Introduction to the European Union. This course introduces the student to the historical origins and development of the European Union, the EU’s governing institutions, the EU’s policymaking processes, current EU policies and issues, and EU-US relations. The course also constitutes the core offering of the European Union Studies Certificate program. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099. (See HIST 2100.)  3-0-3

POLS 2200. Studies of the European Union. The purpose of the course is to provide an in-depth analysis on a selected aspect of the study of European Union (EU). The course is intended as an Area E. elective for students interested in taking a course in the Online or Study Abroad catalogs of the University System’s European Union Center for which the only prerequisite is POLS 1101. Prerequisite: READ 0099, prior approval of the instructor and successful completion of POLS 1101. (See HIST 2200)  3-0-3

POLS 2401. Global Issues. Examines how and why states act as they do in their contemporary relations. Continuing factors such as power, war, ideology, and governmental organizations, and recently emerging influence including supranational organizations, multinational corporations and natural resource allocation are examined. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3


PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC)

PSYC 1101.  Introduction to General Psychology.   A study of general psychology as the scientific study of behavior. A broad survey of the major topics in psychology including, but not limited to, research methodology, biological and social factors influencing behavior, development, learning, memory, motivation, intelligence, personality, and abnormal behavior/therapy. Prerequisite:  Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3.

PSYC 2101.  Psychology of Adjustment .  A scientifically-based study of human adjustment. An introductory examination of the applied psychological theory and research concerning mental health and well being, including special emphasis on personality development and dynamics, stress, and abnormal behavior.
Prerequisite:  Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3.

PSYC 2103. Introduction to Human Development. An introductory, non-laboratory based examination of human development across the lifespan with an emphasis on normal patterns of physical, cognitive, and social development. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101. 3-0-3.

PSYC 2201. Abnormal Psychology. An introduction to the concept of abnormal psychology. The course will provide an overview of definitions of abnormality, issues of diagnosis and treatment, including a general introduction to the DSM-IV, theories of abnormal behavior and preventative issues, with a focus on community psychology. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099. 3-0-3.


READING (READ)

READ 0099.
Developmental Reading. A course providing instruction for the improvement of reading skills. Emphasizes the building of vocabulary, the improvement of rate, and the acquisition of analytical skills necessary for efficient reading of college level materials. $3.00 lab fee.  3 0 3 (Institutional Credit.)


COLLEGE ORIENTATION AND SUCCESS (SGSC)

SGSC 1000. South Georgia State College Orientation and Success. This course is designed to help students learn skills that will make them better college students, not only academically, but also socially. The course will focus on helping students identify strengths and offer services, resources and opportunities to build upon these strengths. Also the course will provide specific knowledge, tips, skills and shortcuts for excelling in a student’s academic and occupational endeavors. Topics covered in this course will be college issues, services available to students, tips for better communication with classmates and instructors, time management and study skills. No prerequisite.  1-0-1  (This course is required for all first-time, full-time students.)


SOCIOLOGY (SOCI)

SOCI 1101. Introductory Sociology. A study of the discipline of sociology. Topics will include sociological theory, methods and selected substantive areas. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3

SOCI 1160. Introduction to Social Problems. A theoretical and empirical analysis of selected major problems confronting American society. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.   3-0-3

SOCI 2293. Introduction to Marriage and the Family. An introduction to the structure, processes, problems, and adjustments of contemporary marriage and family life. The course will provide a sociological analysis of marriage and the family and will introduce topics such as love and courtship, marriage and family structures, children, parenting, family roles, family policy, and the relationship of marriage and family to other institutions. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099.  3-0-3


SPANISH (SPAN)

SPAN 1001. Elementary Spanish I. Grammar, reading, writing, simple listening and speaking skills. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting ENGL 0099 and READ 0099.  3-0-3

SPAN 1002. Elementary Spanish II. Continuation of SPAN 1001. Prerequisite: SPAN 1001 or equivalent.  3-0-3

SPAN 1101. Elementary Spanish Conversation and Culture I. Students will develop the cultural understandings, attitudes and performance skills needed to function appropriately within a society of the target language and to communicate with the culture bearer. Prerequisite or Corequisite: passing or exempting SPAN 1001, or instructor’s permission. 0-2-1 (Institutional Credit.)  (May not be used to satisfy core curriculum requirements.)

SPAN 1102. Elementary Spanish Conversation and Culture II. Students will develop the cultural understandings, attitudes and performance skills needed to function appropriately within a society of the target language and to communicate with the culture bearer. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Passing or exempting SPAN 1002, or instructor’s permission. 0-2-1 (Institutional Credit.)  (May not be used to satisfy core curriculum requirements.)

SPAN 2001. Intermediate Spanish I. A more advanced course which refines skills in grammar, reading, writing, and speaking with emphasis on imperatives, present subjunctive, and description and narration in simple tenses (past, present and future). Cultural lessons focus on Spain, Mexico and Central America. Prerequisite:  SPAN 1002 or permission of instructor.  3-0-3

SPAN 2002. Intermediate Spanish II. Application and refinement of basic skills of reading, writing, and speaking with emphasis on conditional, past subjunctive and compound tenses.  Culture lessons focus on Spanish-speaking countries in South America and the Caribbean. Prerequisite:  SPAN 2001 or permission of instructor.  3-0-3

SPAN 2101. Intermediate Spanish Conversation and Culture I. Students will develop the cultural understandings, attitudes and performance skills needed to function appropriately within a society of the target language and to communicate with the culture bearer. Prerequisite or Corequisite: passing or exempting SPAN 2001, or instructor’s permission. 0-2-1 (Institutional Credit.) (May not be used to satisfy core curriculum requirements.)

SPAN 2102. Intermediate Spanish Conversation and Culture II. Students will develop the cultural understandings, attitudes and performance skills needed to function appropriately within a society of the target language and to communicate with the culture bearer. Prerequisite of Corequisite: passing or exempting SPAN 2002, or instructor’s permission. 0-2-1 (Institutional Credit.)  (May not be used to satisfy core curriculum requirements.)


THEATER (THEA)
THEA 1000-1003.
Theater Practicum. A lab course for students participating in a theater production as actors and/or technical crew. 0-2-1.  (Institutional Credit.)

THEA 1100. Theater Appreciation. A study of the theater as a collaborative art form, from script to performance. Includes historical background, the roles of the various persons involved both on and off stage, and the importance of both the performance space and the audience.  3-0-3

THEA 2210. Voice and Diction. An introduction to vocal training for the production of Standard American Speech, with an emphasis on resonance, breath control, vocal relaxation, and posture using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and a variety of approaches to contemporary vocal training. Prerequisites:  ENGL 0099 and READ 0099.  3-0-3

THEA 2800. Fundamentals of Acting. An introduction to the principles of acting, including proper preparation for acting, physical and vocal control and flexibility, and the analysis and creation of character. Instruction includes class lectures, exercises, and scene study.  3-0-3