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Course Descriptions

Dance

DAN2752 - INTRODUCTION TO DANCE (P) (1 hr)
This class is an exciting way for students to learn and experience elements of several dance genres. Students will learn dance technique, vocabulary and choreographed movement to a variety of music. Improved coordination, strength, balance, and flexibility will be emphasized.

DAN2755-2757 - DANCE II-IV (P) (1 hr)
Successful performers are able to act, sing, and dance. Becoming a "triple threat" increases your chances to be part of any show. In musical theatre effective character movement is crucial. Students will learn basic dance steps and different choreography styles covering a wide range of Broadway choreographers. This course prepares the performers for auditions and teaches students how to market themselves for the stage in dance.

DAN2788-2791 - TAP DANCE I-IV (P) (1 hr)
Making your feet become a percussive instrument by adding tap shoes. Students will learn tap steps and different choreography styles within traditional tap dancing. This course will help you to develop knowledge of musical terms and tap techniques. Prerequisite: DAN2752 Introduction to Dance or instructor approval.

DAN2792-2795 - BALLET I-IV (P) (1 hr)
Strength, flexibility, and poise. Those are only a few of the things that are required of ballet dancers. Students will gain an understanding and knowledge of the dance form that is the foundation of every genre of dance. This course teaches students the discipline and technique needed for ballet. Prerequisite: DAN2752 Introduction to Dance or instructor approval.

DAN2796-2799 - JAZZ DANCE I-IV (P) (1 hr)
Energetic and fun, yet with lots of style…jazz dance style. This class teaches more detailed and intense choreography along with more focus on jumps, leaps, and turns. This course will take you through the many different styles of jazz dance and how they have impacted today’s society. Prerequisite: DAN2752 introduction to Dance or instructor approval. Back to Index

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

CHC5711 DEVELOPMENT OF THE YOUNG CHILD (3 hrs)
This class will explore an overview of early childhood development from birth to eight years of age, studying current research involving the family before birth and continue through the stages of physical, social, and cognitive growth, as well as study various methods of early childhood approaches.

CHC5715 - INTERACTION TECHNIQUES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN (3 hrs)
This course provides a background for dealing with the behavior of young children. Theoretical approaches are explored to help students establish effective techniques.

CHC5717 - EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (3 hrs)
This class is designed for students who will be working with children ages birth through eight. Students will look at the changes and growth of the early childhood education field and what makes a quality program. Also, students will look carefully at what compromises an excellent curriculum in the physical cognitive and socio-emotional realms.

CHC5718 COLLABORATION WITH CHILD, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY (3 hrs)
This class is designed for students who will be working with children ages birth through eight. Students will learn principles of working collaboratively with the young child, family, and community to provide support and help the child reach his or her full potential. Prerequisite: CHC5717 Early Childhood Education.

CHC5719 CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (3 hrs)
This course identifies the creative and educational needs of children from infancy to six years of age. Students will address developmental and educational standards for art, music, language, literature, science, math, and social concepts through the use of toys, dramatic play, enrichment activities, etc. Students will create a professional portfolio of lesson plans and activities based upon the theories and best practices learned in previous early childhood courses. This professional portfolio can be utilized during field experiences and clinical practice. Prerequisites: Completion of PSY6711 General Psychology, SOC6811 Principles of Sociology, CHC5711 Development of the Young Child, CHC5715 Interaction Techniques with Young Children, CHC5717 Early Childhood Education, and CHC5740 Infant and Toddler Care. CHC5719 Creative Activities for Young Children should be taken after or concurrently with EDU6281 Children with Special Needs.

CHC5721 NUTRITION AND HEALTH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (3 hrs)
This class is designed for students who will be working with children ages birth through eight. Students will learn the policies regarding nutrition in early child care facilities. Students will look carefully at regulations, elements which compromise a healthy nutrition program, menu planning, sanitation, teaching healthy choices to children, and early learning standards regarding nutrition and food preparation.

CHC5725 - PARENTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN (2 hrs)
The purpose of this class is twofold: To make available to parents and teachers of young children general information centering around the young child, the family and goals, and styles of parenting models; and to enhance personal growth of class members by drawing on the expertise that each member of the class has had in their experiences working with children.

CHC5732 - CHILD CARE PRACTICUM I (3 hrs)
Students will gain hands-on experience in actually working with children. This class will provide 150 clock hours in the care of young children. Prerequisite: Six (6) credit hours of Early Childhood courses, two years of experience in a licensed facility, or instructor approval.

CHC5734 - CHILD CARE PRACTICUM II (3 hrs)
Student will complete 150 contact hours working with children in a state licensed Child Care Facility, complete a packet of course work, provided by the instructor, and schedule two observations from the instructor at the facility in which their field work is completed. Prerequisites: CHC5732 Child Care Practicum I and six (6) credit hours of Early Childhood courses, two years of experience, or instructor approval.

CHC5735 – CHILD CARE ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION (3 hrs)
A study of organizational administration of preschool programs including facilities, personnel selection, staffing, scheduling, and budgeting. Prerequisites: CHC5717 Early Childhood Education, CHC5711 Development of the Young Child, CHC5718 Collaboration with Child, Family, and Community, and BUS1330 Business Math. CHC5735 Child care Administration and Organization should be taken after, or concurrently with BUS1425 Human Resource Management.

CHC5736 - CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT PORTFOLIO (1 hr)
This class is designed for students who will be working with children ages birth through eight. Students will compile and evaluate an assessment portfolio of lesson plans and resources designed to show competence in a variety of areas, which will also meet the requirements of the CDA portfolio. Students will prepare for professional interviews.

CHC5740 - INFANT & TODDLER CARE (3 hrs)
This course focuses on the growth and development of the child from birth through age two. An in-depth look at the unique learning environment required for infants and toddlers will provide an understanding of how to create and maintain safe and healthy environments that promote physical and intellectual competency as well as support social and emotional development. Core competencies will also include the development of programs that include collaborative partnerships with parents and community resources for servicing infant and toddler needs. Prerequisites: CHC5717 Early Childhood Education and CHC5711 Development of the Young Child or instructor approval. Back to Index

ECONOMICS

ECO6113 - PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (S) (3 hrs)
This course explores the fundamental aspects of the U.S. economy including growth, fiscal and monetary policy, unemployment, inflation, national debt, money, and the Federal Reserve System. National and international policy topics will be discussed.

ECO6114 - PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (S) (3 hrs)
Attention will be given to the methods of producing the goods and services that our economy provides. The following areas are explored: supply, demand, pricing, scarcity, business firms and business costs, private enterprise, monopolies, oligopolies, collusion, unions and collective bargaining, business anti-trust and public interest, incomes, wages and salaries, income distribution, taxes and tax reform.Back to Index

EDUCATION

EDU5520 - INTRODUCTION TO PARAPROFESSIONALISM (3 hrs)
Introduction and instruction in the methods and techniques for basic competency areas in which special education paraprofessionals are involved.

EDU6210 - FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (3 hrs)
Foundations of Education is a course, which provides a broad perspective of historical and current issues of schooling and education to prepare students for future education courses and experiences. The historical basis of education and different philosophical perspectives are covered. The information and experiences assist the student in making decisions about teaching as a profession and various job opportunities within education are considered. The students will review social, ethical, and legal issues that affect students, teachers, and schools. Students will investigate the politics, funding, and governance of U.S. schools.

EDU6211 - INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING PROFESSION (3 hrs)
The Introduction to Teaching course expands on concepts covered in the EDU6210 Foundations of Education course. The course requires students to delve deeper into the field of education with greater emphasis upon application of knowledge and evaluation of practices. Students can expect to develop integrated units that demonstrate their understanding of growth and development, contextual factors, and instructional strategies to meet various learning styles and abilities. Students will become more familiar with governmental structures and procedures of a school system. The development of learning environments and effective practices will contribute to student understanding of the role played in school reform. Prerequisites: Student must have a completed background check on file, EDU6210 Foundations of Education with C or better, ENG2211 Composition I, ENG2212 Composition II, and concurrent enrollment in EDU6212 Introduction to the Teaching Profession Field Experience.

EDU6212 - INTRODUCTION TO THE TEACHING PROFESSION FIELD EXPERIENCE (1 hr)
This is an extension of EDU6211 Introduction to the Teaching Profession course and provides an opportunity for hands-on experiences in a PreK-12 classroom. Students are required to complete 25 hours in the field during the semester and reflect upon topics and issues presented in the EDU6211 Introduction to the Teaching Profession course. Prerequisites: Student must have completed EDU6210 Foundations of Education with C or better; and students must be concurrently enrolled in EDU6211 Introduction to Teaching Profession.

EDU6220 – EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (3 hrs)
This course is designed to introduce students to the impact of technology on the field of education and the best practices for implementing technology in the learning environment. Students will gain a broad perspective of Educational Technology through the study of various viewpoints and usage within today’s classroom. Best practices for integrating technology into the classroom to enhance the learning process will be a significant focus and will be closely aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards for Teacher (NETS-T) and Students (NETS-S). Prerequisites: Recommend students complete CAP1516 Computer Applications, and also recommend that Education Majors take this course during their sophomore year after having completed EDU6210 Foundations of Education and EDU6211 Introduction to Teaching (with required field experience).

EDU6230 - HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (2 hrs)
This course provides an overview of the theories, methods, and content in the field of child development. The framework for this course has four major dimensions: a) basic theoretical and research issues; b) development from an interdisciplinary perspective; c) interaction of life experiences and human change; d) applying this understanding to the “real world.”

EDU6270 - CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENT LITERATURE (3 hrs)
This course will increase the student’s knowledge of children/adolescent literature and language development. In addition, it will examine principles and instructional techniques for introducing and enhancing good literature in ways that will increase children and adolescent’s love of reading.

EDU6281 - CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (3 hrs)
This is an introductory course designed for individuals interested in children ages birth through 18. It will provide students with information concerning children with special needs, more specifically those who experience difficult life situations as well as those with physical or cognitive disabilities. It will provide many opportunities for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of these students.Back to Index

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS)

EMS5611 - EMS ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (5 hrs)
Anatomy and Physiology, along with basic chemistry and biochemistry with special emphasis aimed at cellular application to all body systems and structures. The class provides the student with knowledge of normal body development, structure, and function. The fundamental mechanisms of human physiology are explored to provide the basis from which an understanding of normal bodily function can be acquired and pathophysiology can be better understood. Prerequisites: Student must have a completed background check on file and students are selected to enter the paramedic program.

EMS5615 - PRE-HOSPITAL CARE (3 hrs)
Information presented in this class includes EMS as a system concept, the paramedic’s role as a health care professional, ethics, stress management, illness and injury prevention, communications, and specific roles and responsibilities of the paramedic. Legal aspects of pre‑hospital medicine and legislation will be introduced. Advanced patient assessment is thoroughly discussed and correlated to knowledge acquired during the Anatomy and Physiology class. Advanced airway management is thoroughly explored and correlated to knowledge acquired during the Anatomy and Physiology class. This class provides instruction in both basic and advanced airway management techniques. Emphasis is placed on proper ventilation and cellular respiration as a basis for continued life. Both didactic and psychomotor skills training are used during the class. Prerequisite: EMS5611 EMS Anatomy and Physiology.

EMS5620 - ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY (3 hrs)
This class provides the student basic cardiology and electrocardiography, with an emphasis placed on the pre-hospital setting. Electrophysiology will be reviewed, along with the electrical conduction system of the heart and normal impulse generation. Disease processes of the myocardium shall be introduced to the student. The primary role of the class shall be proficiency in the interpretation of the standard limb lead ECG tracing, to include normal parameters, and dysrhythmias originating in the SA node, AV node and ventricular tissues. Heart blocks, pre-excitation syndromes, and internal pacemakers will be discussed. The student will become proficient in reading twelve lead electrocardiograms. Prerequisites: EMS5611 EMS Anatomy and Physiology and EMS5615 Pre-Hospital Care.

EMS5625 - PRE-HOSPITAL PHARMACOLOGY (4 hrs)
The physiological effects and clinical use of pharmacological agents utilized in pre-hospital emergency medicine shall be presented. Medications that are used primarily in emergency situations will be stressed. Legislation which concerns pharmacology shall be presented. The class will provide the student with knowledge of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and the following information on the pertinent medications: trade and generic names, class, pharmacological actions, uses, adult doses, side effects, contraindications, plasma half-life, excretion, methods of administration, antidotes, precautions, and the pediatric and neonatal doses. Circulatory access, medication administration, and advanced resuscitation methodologies are introduced in this class through lecture and psychomotor skills practice. Prerequisites: EMS5611 EMS Anatomy and Physiology, EMS5615 Pre-Hospital Care, and EMS5620 Electrocardiography.

EMS5630 - MEDICAL EMERGENCIES (4 hrs)
Medical emergencies most often encountered by paramedics will be thoroughly presented in this class. Information will center on the pathophysiology of the disease processes and correlated to likely signs and symptoms. Students will become skilled at disease recognition and advanced treatment interventions. Content shall be provided through presentations and psychomotor skills practice. Prerequisites: EMS5611 EMS Anatomy and Physiology, EMS5615 Pre-Hospital Care, EMS5620 Electrocardiography, and EMS5625 Pre-Hospital Pharmacology.

EMS5635 - TRAUMATOLOGY (3 hrs)
Emergency situations, and the pathophysiology involved, which result from external mechanisms will be thoroughly explored. This class will provide the student with advanced assessment, recognition, and management capabilities. Fractures, soft tissue injuries, and blunt and penetrating trauma to all body regions will be discussed. Kinematics and the anticipated injury pattern will be discussed. Psychomotor skills will be introduced, reinforced, and practiced. Prerequisites: EMS561 EMS Anatomy and Physiology, EMS5615 Pre-Hospital Care, EMS5620 Electrocardiography, EMS5625 Pre-Hospital Pharmacology, and EMS5630 Medical Emergencies.

EMS5640 - CLINICAL MEDICINE (2 hrs)
Ambulance operations, EMS logistics, MCI procedures, rescue, crime scene management, and HAZMAT procedures will be presented in didactic and psychomotor skills practice. Orientation to the hospital clinical areas shall be provided. This class further prepares the student for hospital clinical rotations. Practical skills sessions cover sterile technique, gowning and gloving, and other related skills used in the hospital setting. Prerequisites: EMS5611EMS Anatomy and Physiology, EMS5615 Pre-Hospital Care, EMS5620 Electrocardiography, EMS5625 Pre-Hospital Pharmacology, EMS5630 Medical Emergencies, and EMS5635 Traumatology.

EMS5645 - HOSPITAL CLINICALS (13 hrs)
Students will be scheduled to perform in the hospital environment, psychiatric facilities and physicians’ offices 4‑5 times a week at 8‑12 hours each session. This class will require 11‑12 weeks, depending upon hospital scheduling requirements. Nursing and other specialty units will be utilized, to include: Intensive Care Units, Operating and Post Anesthesia Recovery Room, Emergency Departments, Labor and Delivery Rooms, Pediatric Units, Psychiatric Unit, Endoscopy Lab, and Respiratory Therapy. Practical application of previously mastered material will be stressed, to include: patient assessment, venipuncture, IV therapy, ECG interpretation, defibrillation, airway management, and pharmacological intervention. All direct patient care is under the direct supervision of nurses, physicians, and paramedic clinical coordinators. Experience with body substance isolation, aseptic technique, childbirth, bandaging, immobilization, hemorrhage control, and other related procedures will be discussed and practiced. Students are required to write 3 case study presentations during this course. Students will continue attending classes according to the course schedule. Prerequisites: EMS5611 EMS Anatomy and Physiology, EMS5615 Pre-Hospital Care, EMS5620 Electrocardiography, EMS5625 Pre-Hospital Pharmacology, EMS5630 Medical Emergencies, EMS5635 Traumatology, EMS5640 Clinical Medicine, and instructor approval.

EMS5650 - FIELD INTERNSHIP (16 hrs)
The student will be scheduled to perform in the pre-hospital environment with an organization which provides advanced life support ambulance treatment and transportation (Type I license with the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Service). Students will perform under the direct supervision of Kansas Certified Paramedics for a total of 500‑750 hours, depending upon the student’s needs and abilities. Emphasis will be placed on the proper performance of all pre-hospital patient care and clinical decision-making abilities. Students are required to prepare a research paper which covers pertinent EMS topics and has instructor approval. Prerequisites: EMS5611 EMS Anatomy and Physiology, EMS5615 Pre-Hospital Care, EMS5620 Electrocardiography, EMS5625 Pre-Hospital Pharmacology, EMS5630 Medical Emergencies, EMS5635 Traumatology, EMS5640 Clinical Medicine, EMS5645 Hospital Clinicals, and instructor approval.

EMS5655 - ADVANCED EMS CARE (1 hr)
This course prepares the student for the national registry examination and concludes with a final written and practical examination provided by instructors not associated with Cowley College. Prerequisites: EMS5611- EMS Anatomy and Physiology, EMS5615 Pre-Hospital Care, EMS5620 Electrocardiography, EMS5625 Pre-Hospital Pharmacology, EMS5630 Medical Emergencies, EMS5635 Traumatology, EMS5640 Clinical Medicine, EMS5645 Hospital Clinicals, EMS5650 Field Internship, and instructor approval.

EMS5656 - CRITICAL CARE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORT PROGRAM (6 hrs)
This course is designed to prepare paramedics and nurses to function as members of a critical care transport team. Critical patients requiring transport between facilities need a different level of care from hospital or emergency field patients. Upon completion of the course, the student will gain an understanding of the special needs of critical patients during transport, become familiar with the purpose and mechanisms of hospital procedures and equipment, and develop the skills to maintain the stability of hospital equipment and procedures during transport. Prerequisite: Departmental approval.

EMS OTHER CLASSES AND EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE COURSES

EMS5247 - EMS INSTRUCTOR/COORDINATOR (6 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his or her knowledge concerning the instruction and coordination of EMS initial courses of instruction and continuing education programs. This course meets the requirements of the Kansas Board of EMS to gain certification as an Instructor/Coordinator, and is modeled on the National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors as developed by the NAEMSE for NHTSA. At the completion of the course, the student-instructor will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and behaviors appropriate for an entry level Instructor/Coordinator. Prerequisites: Certification or licensure for one year as an EMT, EMT-I, paramedic, professional nurse or physician; One year field experience with an ambulance service; A letter from a certified I/C verifying his or her commitment to supervise and evaluate the applicant on the competencies of the assistant teaching experience; Current CPR-Instructor certification at the professional level; Previous instructional experience of 15 or more clock hours; Three professional letters of recommendation; Three character reference letters.

EMS5605 - EMERGENCHY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN(12 hrs)
The purpose of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course is to provide students with an academic and working knowledge to become Kansas certified and to provide basic life support patient care. It provides the basic concepts of emergency care, which are needed to function as an EMT. This class will be helpful for other health care fields and is a prerequisite for the Paramedic course. Prerequisites: Student must have a completed background check on file, meet or exceed minimum reading score of 63 according to the COMPASS Reading test or ACT Reading score of 18 or higher; Associate degree or higher to waive the COMPASS test.

EMS5659 - EMS REFRESHER (3 hrs)
This course is for currently certified EMS personnel. The purpose of the class is to provide students with an updated academic and working knowledge of current EMS practice. It provides the current treatment modalities used in the out-of-hospital setting. It can be used for continuing education credit with the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services and is required for National Registry recertification. Prerequisite: EMT, EMT-I, EMT-D, paramedic, LPN, RN, PA, DO, or MD certification/licensure, or instructor approval.

EMS5660 -EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (3 hrs)
The purpose of the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course is to provide students with an academic and working knowledge to become state certified and to provide basic life support patient care. It provides the basic concepts of emergency care, which are needed to function as a first responder to emergency situations. Many law enforcement and fire departments require this training, as well as many private industrial organizations.

EMS5662 - PRE-HOSPITAL TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT (PHTLS) (1 hr)
The purpose of this PHTLS course is to provide students with the knowledge, psychomotor ability, and attitudes necessary to manage traumatized patients in the pre-hospital setting. Students will be able to respond to these emergencies, with an emphasis on rapid assessment and recognition, airway management, fluid resuscitation and pharmacological intervention. Typical students are respiratory therapists, nurses, EMTs or paramedics. Prerequisite: EMT, paramedic, RN, LPN, RRT, DO, or MD certification/licensure.

EMS5663 - BASIC EMS TACTICAL OPERATIONS (1 hr)
The purpose of this introductory class is to provide students with the knowledge and attitudes necessary to perform tactical EMS operations. Students will learn the basic EMS tactics involved in delivering a search warrant, hostage situations, hostile environments, and riots. The student will develop competencies in working in high-risk situations and will be able to respond to these emergencies with an increased knowledge of EMS tactical operations. Prerequisites: Current EMS certification and/or employment as a public safety officer and instructor approval.

EMS5664 - ADVANCED EMS TACTICAL OPERATIONS (1 hr)
The purpose of this second EMS tactical operations class is to provide students with greater knowledge to perform in hostile situations. Further exploration of EMS operational tactics shall be discussed to also include care under fire, protection of bystanders and other personnel, biohazard exposure, forensic considerations, and illicit drug manufacturing. The student will develop competencies in working in high-risk situations and will be able to respond to these emergencies with an advanced knowledge of EMS tactical operations. Prerequisites: EMS5663 Basic EMS Tactical Operations and instructor approval.

EMS5666 – EMR TO EMT - BRIDGE (6 hrs)
The purpose of this class is to provide a mechanism for certified Kansas EMRs to become EMTs without taking the entire EMT class. This bridge program for currently certified Kansas EMRs will provide students with an academic and working knowledge review of EMR care and also add curricular content from the EMT course. It provides the basic concepts of emergency care, which are needed to function as an EMT. This class will be helpful for other health care fields and EMT certification is a prerequisite for the Paramedic Program.

EMS5667 - PREHOSPITAL CARE ADMINISTRATION I (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge concerning the issues regarding pre-hospital care administration. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to describe cultural and human resources related to EMS and evolving EMS operations. Prerequisite: EMT or higher certification.

EMS5668 - PREHOSPITAL CARE ADMINISTRATION II (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge concerning issues regarding pre-hospital care administration. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to describe EMS financial issues and management of the changing clinical environment. Prerequisite: EMT or higher certification.

EMS5669 - PRINCIPLES OF EMS SYSTEMS (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge concerning the principles of EMS systems. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to describe basic EMS system issues, EMS and trauma systems, medical oversight, EMS administration, and operations, and specialty EMS issues and operations.

EMS5675 - EMS RECERTIFICATION (1 hr)
The purpose of the EMS Recertification class is to provide students with an updated academic and working knowledge of current EMS practice. It provides the current treatment modalities used in the out-of-hospital setting. It can be used for continuing education credit with the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services by currently certified EMS providers. This class is open to all interested in EMS care.

EMS5678 - TRAINING OFFICER I (1 hr)
Upon completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the training officer, medical control, EMS educational resources, single provider continuing education programs, development of quality improvement programs, evaluation, laws governing training officers, and psychomotor education. This course is open only to Kansas certified EMTs or paramedics who fully complete the application process and obtain sponsorship from their organization to complete the course. Prerequisites: Kansas EMT or paramedic certification. This course is open only to Kansas certified EMTs or paramedics who fully complete the application process and obtain sponsorship from their organization to complete the course.

EMS5679 - TRAINING OFFICER II (2 hrs)
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the duties of a Kansas certified Training Officer II. Upon completion of the course, the student will have an understanding of principles of adult learning, teaching psychomotor skills, developing instructional goals and objectives, student learning styles, requirements of first responder (EMR) training, developing a course syllabus, the examination and certification process, and class participation techniques. Prerequisites: Current certification or licensure as an AEMT, EMT, EMT, EMT-D, EMT-I, EMT-P, paramedic, a physician, a physician assistant, or a professional nurse is required. The student must fully complete the application process and obtain sponsorship from their organization to complete the course. Back to Index

ENGLISH

ENG2211 - COMPOSITION I (3 hrs)
This course is designed to improve the reading and writing skills of students. The emphasis is on fundamental principles of written English in structurally correct sentences, paragraphs, and expository themes. Critical analysis of essays will be used to aid in developing students’ thinking, support of thesis and style. Students will be introduced to the basic components of research by writing a documented essay in MLA style. Prerequisite: Satisfactory assessment score and/or minimum of 20 on ACT, or a grade of C or above and a passing grade on the post test in EBE2208 English are required for enrollment. High school students should have senior standing to enroll in ENG2211 Composition I.

ENG2212 - COMPOSITION II (3 hrs)
Through a study of poetry, short story, drama, and essays as literary forms, this course furthers students’ writing skills. This course also improves research techniques through writing an investigative paper in MLA style and with emphasis on accuracy and fluency in expressing sound ideas in class discussions and short essays. Prerequisite: Completion of ENG2211 Composition I with a grade of C or above; high school students should have senior standing to enroll in ENG2212 Composition II.

ENG2233 – TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (3 hrs)
This course focuses on techniques that skilled communicators use to analyze an audience and a purpose, to create and find the best information on a subject, to arrange the information skillfully to meet the audiences' needs and preferences, and to deliver the information effectively using the most appropriate application. Prerequisite: Traditional students must have completed English 2211 Composition I with a grade of C or better and a passing grade on the Composition I post-test. Non-traditional students must have equivalent experience in writing technical and professional documents in the workplace.

ENG2235 - MAGAZINE PRODUCTION: MMR I (1 hr)
Magazine Production: MMR is an advisor appointed class for students desiring editorial experience in the creation of Cowley’s bi-yearly literary journal, Mile Marker Review. Students will work alongside an advisor in the full creation of an issue over the course of the semester. They will be responsible for all aspects of the magazine, not limited to content, style, tone, design, advertising, and development and execution of content. Prerequisites: ENG2211 Composition I and instructor approval.

ENG2236 - MAGAZINE PRODUCTION: MMR II (1 hr)
Magazine Production: MMR is an advisor appointed class for students desiring editorial experience in the creation of Cowley’s bi-yearly literary journal, Mile Marker Review. Students will work alongside an advisor in the full creation of an issue over the course of the semester. They will be responsible for all aspects of the magazine, not limited to content, style, tone, design, advertising, and development and execution of content. Prerequisites: ENG2211 Composition I and instructor approval.

ENG2237 - MAGAZINE PRODUCTION: MMR III (1 hr)
Magazine Production: MMR is an advisor appointed class for students desiring editorial experience in the creation of Cowley’s bi-yearly literary journal, Mile Marker Review. Students will work alongside an advisor in the full creation of an issue over the course of the semester. They will be responsible for all aspects of the magazine, not limited to content, style, tone, design, advertising, and development and execution of content. Prerequisites:  ENG2211 Composition I and instructor approval.

ENG2238 - MAGAZINE PRODUCTION: MMR IV (1 hr)
Magazine Production: MMR is an advisor appointed class for students desiring editorial experience in the creation of Cowley’s bi-yearly literary journal, Mile Marker Review. Students will work alongside an advisor in the full creation of an issue over the course of the semester. They will be responsible for all aspects of the magazine, not limited to content, style, tone, design, advertising, and development and execution of content. Prerequisites:  ENG2211 Composition I and instructor approval.

ENG2260 - CREATIVE WRITING (3 hrs)
A course designed to encourage creative expressive writing. Emphasis is on generating ideas, modeling professional creative works, and choosing genres of writing to best convey creative expression suitable for publication. Ample attention will be given to responsive revision of submissions. Students will be exposed to varied genres and professional works, write creatively expressive works, and critique each other’s work. Prerequisite: Completion of ENG2211 Composition I with a grade of C or above or instructor approval.

ENG2261 - FICTION WRITING (3 hrs)
This course is designed to improve the writing skills of students through use of various methods of brainstorming and fiction writing. Critical analysis of writings will be used to aid in developing students’ thinking, support of thesis/message, and style. They will learn various techniques in creating, drafting, and revising works of fiction. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in ENG2260 Creative Writing or instructor approval.

ENG2262 - POETRY WRITING (3 hrs)
This course is designed to improve the writing skills of students through use of various methods of brainstorming and poetry writing. Critical analysis of writings will be used to aid in developing students’ thinking, support of thesis/message and style. They will learn various techniques in creating, drafting, and revising works of poetry. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in ENG2260 Creative Writing or instructor approval.

ENG2263 - JOURNAL WRITING/STORYTELLING (3 hrs)
This course is designed to improve writing and storytelling skills of students through journal and nonfictional narrative writing. Critical analysis of writings will be used to aid in developing the student's thinking, support of thesis/message and style. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in ENG2211 Composition I or instructor approval.

ENG2264 - INTRO TO SCREENWRITING (3 hrs)
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of screenwriting. The emphasis is to give an overall view of not only the basics of script writing, but to give a better understanding of film in general and how to apply it to creative writing. Critical analysis of movies will be used to aide students in the creation of original screenplays. Each student will learn to outline, draft, and pitch a professional body of work. Prerequisite: Students must have obtained a grade of C or higher in ENG2260 Creative Writing or instructor approval.

ENG2270 - INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA (3 hrs)
The goal of this course is to increase knowledge and appreciation of cinema, especially American cinema. There is no cinema background necessary. Emphasis is placed on the history, technical aspects, and understanding of film criticism. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in ENG2211 Composition I or instructor approval. Back to Index

ENGLISH - ESSENTIAL BASIC SKILLS

EBE2201 - COLLEGE READING SKILLS (3 hrs)
A course designed to improve the student’s reading comprehension, vocabulary, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Emphasis is placed on learning and applying strategies to increase the student’s level of reading comprehension, enabling him or her to deal more effectively with college-level reading materials. The content of the course will cover those areas that develop reading competency at a post-secondary level. This course does not fulfill AS, AA, AAS, or AGS English degree requirement. Prerequisite:  This course is required for any student scoring below 60 on the Compass reading assessment.

EBE2204 - BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT (3 hrs)
A course designed to help the student learn effective study skills that enable him or her to be academically successful. The student will learn how to apply these skills in a course of study. The course will cover time management, goal setting, listening, note taking, test strategies, and online learning. It is recommended that any student who has a GPA of 2.0 or lower upon initial enrollment, or after his/her first semester of college course work, enroll in the class. This course does not fulfill AS, AA, AAS, or AGS English degree requirement.

EBE2205 - Reading for Academic Purposes (2 hrs)
A course enabling non-native English speaking students to develop the reading skills necessary for successful completion of post-secondary coursework. Instruction is based on application of research-based reading strategies to authentic, college-level texts. It is required that any non-native English speaking student scoring below 60 on the COMPASS reading assessment enroll in the course. This course does not fulfill AS, AA, AAS, or AGS English degree requirement.

EBE2208 - ENGLISH (3 hrs)
A course designed to equip students for success in the writing required during their academic endeavors. Review of grammar is individualized and self-paced, using a computerized software program. Writing assignments will include a number of paragraphs and a major essay. To demonstrate readiness for and be allowed to enroll in ENG2211 Composition I, students must pass this course with a grade of C or above and pass the final exam. This course does not fulfill AS, AA, AAS, or AGS English degree requirement. Prerequisite: This course is required for students scoring below college-level on the Compass assessment.

EBE2209 - ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I (3 hrs)
A course designed to help the non-native speaker of English increase his or her knowledge concerning the language, listening, and writing skills expected of the successful post-secondary student in the United States. This course does not fulfill AS, AA, AAS, or AGS English degree requirement. Prerequisite: This course is required for non-native English-speaking students scoring below college-level on a standardized placement assessment.

EBE2210 - ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II (3 hrs)
A course designed to help the non-native speaker of English increase his or her knowledge concerning the writing skills expected of the successful post-secondary student in the United States. This course does not fulfill AS, AA, AAS, or AGS English degree requirement. Prerequisite:  This course is required for non-native English-speaking students scoring below college-level on a standardized placement assessment. Back to Index

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

FOL2330 - SPANISH I (H) (5 hrs)
This course provides the essentials of Spanish grammar, elementary syntax, and composition. Easy reading, drill in pronunciation, and practice in speaking will be included.

FOL2331 - SPANISH II (H) (5 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his or her ability to use everyday Spanish phrases. Additional vocabulary, grammatical elements, syntax, and composition skills will be addressed. Special emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures. Prerequisite: FOL2330 Spanish I, one year high school Spanish, or instructor approval.

FOL2336 - SPANISH CONVERSATION I (3 hrs)
This course provides opportunity for the student to converse in Spanish and to gain facility in expressing oneself in the language. Prerequisite: FOL2330 Spanish I or equivalent (could include life experience) or two years of high school Spanish with a grade of C or higher.

FOL2343 – CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE I (H) (5 hrs)
A course designed to provide the essentials of pronunciation, Pinyin reading, Chinese character writing, basic grammar, and practice in speaking Mandarin Chinese. Students will also learn about Chinese culture. Back to Index

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