Degree Offered: Associate in Arts
Credits Required: 62
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As an English major at CCBC you will prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree.
The curriculum stresses interpretive, analytical and creative processes, and the combination of literture and writing courses will enable you to develop critical thinking, writing, and research skills.
Curriculum - First Year
First Semester - 16 Credits
This course provides lecture and lab experience for non-science majors through a survey of the Biological Sciences, with emphasis on Reproductioin, Environmental Biology, Human Genetics, Evolution, and Anatomical Systems. Individualized instructional techniques will be incorporated into the course. No prior science background is required. (3-2-4)
Introduction to Information Tech
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3
This is a survey course of the civilization of the West, focusing on the development from Paleolithic man to 1500. Political and cultural changes are emphasized. 3-0-3
This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics include the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion and psychological disorders.
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.
Second Semester - 16 Credits
This is a continuation of BIOL101 with emphasis on taxonomy, evolution, ecology, and animal behavior. Field study will be an integral part of the semester’s work. Prerequisite: BIOL 100 (non-Biology majors) or BIOL101 (Biology majors) 3-2-4
The emphasis is on speech preparation and delivery in a variety of speaking experiences designed to improve the speaker’s capability through the application of correct speech practices. 3-0-3
This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition.
The student explores the nature and variety of poetic forms. Prerequisite: WRIT102 3-0-3
Creative Writing Workshop
This course offers intensive work on short stories, sketches, and other creative writing, with the aim of developing professional writing skills through the practice of different forms and styles. Students will demonstrate communication skills and critical thinking abilities through group analysis of works produced. Emphasis is on encouraging creativity, but marketing potential and ethical responsibilities are also considered. 3-0-3 Prerequisite: WRIT102
This course is an introduction to theater arts that includes contemplative play reading, body movement, and acting, and writing of short drama. Prerequisite: WRIT102 3-0-3
The functional approach to algebra is stressed with attention to the properties of the real number system; linear functions and equations; exponents; radicals; functions; systems of equations; complex numbers; and quadratic equations. Additional topics may be added at the discretion of the instructor Prerequisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS020 Improvement of Math Skills and DEVS021 Fundamentals of Algebra if required; permission of the Division Director.(3-0-3)
Curriculum - Second Year
Third Semester - 15 Credits
This is a survey course of the history of the United States from the discovery of America to 1865. Political, social, and cultural changes are emphasized. 3-0-3
An introduction to British literature as a reflection of British culture is experienced through selections ranging from the Middle Ages through contemporary major British writers. Prerequisite: WRIT102 or permission of instructor
This course is an introduction to a field whose ideas and concepts pervade modern society and whose importance in business, technology, science, and research in general is considerable and ever growing. The course consists of three parts, namely, descriptive statistics, probability, and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: Based on in-house diagnostic testing and high-school records. For information, contact the Office of Counseling. 3-0-3
This course provides the student with a general survey of the theories and concepts utilized in the field of sociology which contribute to a basic understanding of modern society and its structures. Key elements addressed within the course include the three foundational theoretical perspectives utilized in sociology, Functionalism, Conflict Theory and Symbolic Interactionism; the process of socialization; social institutions such as the family, marriage, and religion; and an introduction to the basic research methods utilized in the field. 3-0-3
Humanities Elective (excluding LITR and WRIT courses)
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Fourth Semester - 15 Credits
World Literature focuses on the literature of cultures other than those normally discussed in traditional, Western-based courses. The literature of Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Africans and less represented cultures will be studied. Examining their poetry, fiction, nonfiction, songs, and oral traditions will nourish an appreciation of the social and cultural contributions of these cultural groups. Prerequisite: WRIT102
Students will encounter American literature from the Colonial to the Contemporary Periods, with an emphasis on Modern and Contemporary texts, that reflects the American experience of both mainstream and emerging cultures, represents major American literary movements, genres, writers, and works, and explores such issues as the human experience, the American political arena, and common American ideologies.
Cultural Diversity in American Soci
As reflected by the cultural diversity of American society, this course examines issues of race, ethnicity, gender/gender roles, social class and sexuality in America from a sociological perspective within both the historical and contemporary context. This course also provides students with the opportunity to engage in a process of systematic self-examination so as to identify both their personal belief system on these topics as well as to explore thier impact on the student's sense of identity. Social work students (SOCW231) will also be provided with opportunities to develop cultural competency within a framework based on a strength based multi-system approach when working with cultural diverse groups.
Humanities Elective (excluding LITR and WRIT courses)
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LITR or WRIT course (3 credits)