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Course Descriptions for Online Options

The following courses are available in web-based, eClassroom, or hybrid formats. Please visit our Course Offerings page for the current semester to view instructors and details.  For questions, please contact eLearning@highlands.edu.  

 

Accounting 2101: Principles of Accounting I  ACCT 2101

3-0-3. Prerequisites: READ 0099, MATH 0097/satisfactory placement scores

A study of the underlying theory and application of financial accounting concepts.  

Accounting 2102: Principles of Accounting II  ACCT 2102

3-0-3. Prerequisites: ACCT 2101

A study of the underlying theory and application of managerial accounting concepts.  

Allied Health Sciences 1101: Medical Terminology AHSC 1101

2-0-2. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores/READ 0099

This course is designed to prepare students to use a specialized language so they may communicate with other professionals in a health-care setting. Basic principles of medical word building are taught. The student will be able to define, pronounce, spell, and analyze medical terms used in the health-care fields.  

Art 1113: Art Appreciation ARTS 1113

3-0-3. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores/READ 0099

This course seeks to develop an understanding of the arts built upon an exposure to the painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts of contemporary and earlier times.  Illustrated lectures and readings present the sociological and psychological factors that influence the production of art and show the basic problems of design and technique in the development of an artist and his works. 

Astronomy 1010K: Astronomy of the Solar System ASTR 1010K

3-3-4. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores or ENGL 0989 and MATH 0987 or ENGL 0989 and MATH 0989

Astronomy from early ideas of the cosmos to modern observational techniques. The solar system planets, satellites and minor bodies. The origin and evolution of the solar system.  

Astronomy 1020K: Stellar and Galactic Astronomy ASTR 1020K

3-3-4.  Prerequisite: ASTR 1010K with a grade of “C” or better

The study of the sun and stars, their physical properties and evolution, interstellar matter, star clusters, our galaxy and other galaxies, and the origin and evolution of the universe. 

Biology 1010K: Introductory Biology BIOL 1010K

3-3-4. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores/ENGL 0099, READ 0099, MATH 0097

BIOL 1010K constitutes the required core course for a seven to eight semester-hour laboratory science sequence. Topics to be covered include the chemical basis of cells, general cell biology and genetics, respiration and photosynthesis, patterns of inheritance, natural selection and speciation and an introduction to the major kingdoms of life. The laboratory component provides hands-on experience in analysis and evaluation of biological processes. This course provides a foundation for the non-science major in the skills of inquiry, data collection, and critical thinking while introducing the student to the basic concepts of the life sciences. NOTE: This course is a prerequisite to more specific courses designed to complete a science sequence. Credit for this course is not granted for students with credit in BIOL 2107K or BIOL 2108K. Laboratory Fee.  This is an 8-week hybrid class which includes both an online(Vista) and an in-class laboratory component.    

Biology 2154K: General Zoology BIOL 2154

3-3-4. Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL 1010K or BIOL 2107K with a grade of C or better

This course includes an overview of the diversity of the viruses, heterotrophic Bacteria, heterotrophic Protista and the Kingdom Animal.  Animal organ systems will also be studied comparatively in terms of anatomy, function and physiology; special emphasis will be placed on vertebrates. Laboratory Fee.  This is an 8-week hybrid class which includes both an online (Vista) and an in-class laboratory component.           

Biology 2190: Principles of Nutrition BIOL 2190

3-0-3. Prerequisite: BIOL 1010, 2107 or 2121 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor

This course covers the fundamental principles of human nutrition from a biological perspective. Included will be the study of the major nutrient classes, nutrition and related diseases, role of major nutrients, consumer concerns about food, and the requirements of various stress groups.    

Business Administration 2105: Communicating in the Business Environment BUSA 2105  [Hybrid]

3-0-3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 with a grade of C or better

A course emphasizing both interpersonal and organizational communications to include written and
oral exercises appropriate to business, technical and professional practice.


Business Administration 2106: The Environment of Business BUSA 2106     [WEB Based]

3-0-3. Prerequisites: satisfactory placement s cores/READ 0099 and ENGL 0099

An introduction to the political, social, legal, ethical, environmental and technological issues that
form the context for business; to include an overview of the impact of demographic diversity on
organizations.

Business Administration 2205: Fundamentals of Computer Applications BUSA 2205 [WEB Based]  

3-0-3. Prerequisite: none

A course designed to assure a basic level of computer applications literacy; to includespreadsheet, database, LAN, e-mail and Internet uses as well as word-processing skills.  

Communications 1100: Human Communications COMM 1100 [WEB Based] & [Hybrid]

3-0-3. Prerequisite: none

A broad approach to oral communications skills, including intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.  Includes in-class group and individual speaking activities covering a variety of human communication techniques, formats and contexts. Course available in a variety of formats, including two web-based options (online and hybrid), and DVD delivery, and with an interpersonal/service learning emphasis.  Alternatives vary according to semester and campus location.  

Criminal Justice 1100: Introduction to Criminal Justice CRJU 1100   

3-0-3. Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement scores/READ 0099

This course is an overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. The three principal components of the criminal justice system (courts, corrections and law enforcement) will be examined, along with the social and political considerations of the criminal justice system.  

Criminal Justice 2411: Criminology  CRJU 2411  

3-0-3.  Prerequisite: none 

A survey of criminology theory and practice, the nature and causation of crime and the etiology and nature of criminal offenses and offenders.              

Criminal Justice 2701: Courts and Basic Criminal Procedures  CRJU 2701   

Prerequisite: none 

This course will introduce the courts systems’ legal bases, structure, jurisdiction, operation and its interaction with other government agencies.  It will also create a basic understanding of each stage of criminal procedures as viewed from the legal perspective, including special emphasis on fundamental constitutional limitations.   

Economics 2105: Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2105     

3-0-3. Prerequisites: READ 0099, ENGL 0099/satisfactory placement scores

This principles-of-economics course is intended to introduce students to concepts that will enable
them to understand and analyze economic aggregates and evaluate economic policies.


Economics 2106: Microeconomics ECON 2106     

3-0-3. Prerequisites: READ 0099, ENGL 0099/satisfactory placement scores

This principles of economics course is intended to introduce students to concepts that will enable
them to understand and analyze structure and performance of the market economy.

Education 2110:  Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education  EDUC 2110

3-0-3. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores or ENGL 0989 and MATH 0987 or ENGL 0989 and MATH 0989

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. A field component (totaling 10 hours) is required.

Education 2120: Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts EDUC 2120 

3-0-3. Prerequisites: ENGL 0099, MATH 0097, and READ 0099/Satisfactory placements scores

This course is designed to equip future teachers with the fundamental knowledge of understanding culture and teaching children from diverse backgrounds.           

Education 2130: Exploring Learning and Teaching EDUC 2130 

3-0-3 Prerequisites: ENGL 0099, MATH 0097, and READ 0099/Satisfactory placements scores

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 settings and contexts. A field component (total 10 hours) is required.  

English 1101: English Composition I ENGL 1101  

3-0-3. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores/ENGL 0099 and READ 0099

A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argument. Also includes introductory use of a variety of research skills. Students must make a C or better to pass this course; the grade of D is not given in 1101. 

English 1102: Composition II  ENGL 1102 

3-0-3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 with a grade of C or better

A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argument. Also includes introductory use of a variety of research skills.             

English 2112: World Literature II  ENGL 2112  

3-0-3. Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 with a C or better and ENGL 1102 with a C or better

A survey of important works of world literature from the mid-seventeenth century to the present.
               

English 2122: British Literature II ENGL 2122 

3-0-3. Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 with a C or better and ENGL 1102 with a C or better

A survey of important works of British literature from the Romantic era to the present.

English 2132: American Literature II  ENGL 2132 

3-0-3. Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 with a C or better and ENGL 1102 with a C or better

A survey of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.               

Freshmen College Computer Studies 1100  FCCS 1100 

2-0-2. Prerequisite: none

This introductory course acquaints the student with the fundamental structure of the microcomputer, its operating system and some of its applications. Particular attention is given to word processing. Internet access and Power Point use are included. 

Freshmen College Studies 1010: The College Experience FCST 1010 

1-2-2. Prerequisite: none

Designed for both the recent high school graduate and the student returning to school after several years, this course assists students in adjusting to college life. The course provides students with techniques needed for college success. Emphasis is on study skills (taking tests, reading textbooks, effective note taking and prioritizing time), stress management, exploration of personal goals and using college resources. FCST 1010 also aids students in identifying career interests. The course is recommended for all students but especially for new students.        

Geology 1121K: Physical Geology GEOL 1121K  

3-3-4. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores/ENGL 0099, READ 0099 and MATH 1071 or MATH 0099

This course covers earth materials and processes.

Geology 1122K: Historical Geology GEOL 1122K  

3-3-4. Prerequisite: GEOL 1121K or GEOL 1123K with a grade of C or better 

This course covers geologic time, sedimentary environments, fossils and Earth history.  

History 1112: World Civilization since 1500 HIST 1112 

3-0-3. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores/READ 0099 and ENGL 0099

A survey of world history from early modern times to the present, this course surveys peoples, cultures and institutions of modern world civilizations. Credit will not be allowed for HIST 1112 and HIST 1122 in the same area of the general education curriculum.    

History 1121: Western Civilization I HIST 1121  

3-0-3. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores/READ 0099 and ENGL 0099

A survey of Western civilization to early modern times, this course covers political, social and cultural developments to the 17th century. Credit will not be allowed for HIST1111 and HIST 1121 in the same area of the general education curriculum.

History 1122: Western Civilization II HIST 1122  

3-0-3. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores/READ 0099 and ENGL 0099

A survey of Western civilization from early modern times to the present, this course covers political, social and cultural developments from the 17th century to the present.  Credit will not be allowed for HIST 1112 and HIST 1122 in the same area of the general education curriculum.
 

History 2111: American History I HIST 2111 

3-0-3. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores/READ 0099 and ENGL 0099

A survey of U. S. history to the post-Civil War period, this course stresses the political and constitutional history of the United States from earliest settlements until 1865. It satisfies the state legislative requirements in United States and Georgia history.

History 2112: American History II HIST 2112

3-0-3. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores/READ 0099 and ENGL 0099

A survey of U. S. history from the post-Civil War period to the present, this course stresses developments from Reconstruction forward. It satisfies the state legislative requirements in United States and Georgia history.

Mathematics 1001: Quantitative Skills and Reasoning MATH 1001

3-0-3. Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement scores/MATH 0099; recommended pre/corequisites: ENGL 0099 and/or READ 0099

This course places quantitative skills and reasoning in the context of experiences that students will be likely to encounter. It emphasizes processing information in context from a variety of representations, understanding of both the information and the processing and understanding which conclusions can be reasonably determined. Topics covered include sets and set operations, logic, basic probability, data analysis, linear models, quadratic models and exponential and logarithmic models. This course is an alternative in area A of the core curriculum and is not intended to supply sufficient algebraic background for students who intend to take precalculus or the calculus sequences for mathematics and science majors. Students receive credit toward graduation for only one of the following courses: MATH 1001, MATH 1111.

Mathematics 1111: College Algebra MATH 1111 

3-0-3. Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement scores/MATH 0099

This course is a functional approach to algebra that incorporates the use of appropriate technology. Emphasis will be placed on the study of functions and their graphs; inequalities; and linear, quadratic, piece-wise defined, rational, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Appropriate applications will be included. Students receive credit toward graduation for only one of the following courses: MATH 1001, MATH 1111.

Mathematics 1113: Precalculus MATH 1113 

3-0-3. Prerequisite: MATH 1111 with a C or better

This course is designed to prepare students for calculus, physics and related technical subjects. Topics include an intensive study of algebraic and trigonometric functions accompanied by analytic geometry as well as DeMoivre’s theorem, polar coordinates and conic sections. Appropriate technology is utilized in the instructional process.

Mathematics 2200: Elementary Statistics MATH 2200 

3-0-3. Prerequisites: MATH 1001/MATH 1111

This is a basic course in statistics at a level that does not require a knowledge of calculus.  Statistical techniques needed for research in many different fields are presented.  Course content includes descriptive statistics, probability theory, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, Chi-square, regression and correlation.

Music 1100: Music Appreciation MUSC 1100 

3-0-3. Prerequisite: none

An introduction to Western classical, jazz, folk and popular music and to the music of non-Western cultures. Discussion of music in its social and historical context using recordings, films and live performances. No previous knowledge of music is required.

Nursing 1152: Clinical Calculation NURS 1152 

2-0-2. Prerequisite: none

This course is an introduction to the three systems of measurements – metric, apothecaries and household systems – that are commonly used in the preparation and administration of drugs and solutions. Conversions of equivalents within and between the systems will be emphasized. Students should be familiar with basic mathematical concepts.  This course is designed to help nursing students and practicing nurses apply mathematical concepts to the area of drugs and solutions. Laboratory fee. Note: NURS 1152 is offered every semester and the format rotates between DVD and web base. Please contact the instructor or the Nursing Program for more information.  

Physical Education 1010: Concepts of Fitness and Health PHED 1010 

1-2-2. Corequisite: READ 0099

An interdisciplinary course designed to instruct the student in ways to maintain or improve quality of life. The concepts of fitness             

Physical Education 1020: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid PHED 1020 


1-2-2. Required for graduation in selected programs; elective in other programs. Corequisite: READ 0099 or satisfactory placement scores

A study of knowledge and techniques of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; American Heart Association certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation received upon successful completion of certification requirements. Fee required. 

Philosophy 2010: Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 2010   

3-0-3. Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement scores/READ 0099

A critical exploration of such topics as knowledge and belief, God and the problem of evil, freedom and determinism, the right and good, language and meaning, mind and body, appearance and reality and man and the world.

Political Science 1101: American Government POLS 1101

3-0-3. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores/READ 0099 and ENGL 0099

This course is an introduction to the study of American government and deals primarily with the development and contemporary functioning of American political institutions with a focus on the national government and national politics. It satisfies the state legislative requirement concerning the United States Constitution and the Georgia Constitution.  

Psychology 2103: Introduction to Human Development PSYC 2103 

3-0-3. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores/READ 0099 and ENGL 0099

This course examines human development across the lifespan from conception to death with an emphasis on normal patterns of physical, cognitive, social and emotional changes. Structured field experiences promote student competency in observation, interpretation and understanding of behavior.

Psychology 2165:  Abnormal Psychology PSYC 2165

3-0-3. Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 and one additional three-hour psychology course or consent of instructor

This course is an introduction to behavior and mental disorders. The emphasis of the course is on the emotional and behavioral characteristic the major categories of abnormal behavior with some attention to current treatment methods.

Religion 1116: Introduction to Religion RELI 1116  

3-0-3. Prerequisite: Satisfactory Placement Scores/READ 0099 and ENGL 0099

A study of selected world religions with primary concentration on the origin and scriptural and doctrinal development of these religions. 

Sociology 1101: Introductory Sociology SOCI 1101 

3-0-3. Prerequisites: READ 0099 and ENGL 0099

A survey of the discipline of sociology. Topics will include sociological theory, methodsand selected substantive areas.               

Sociology 1160: Introduction to Social Problems SOCI 1160

3-0-3. Prerequisite: SOCI 1101

A theoretical and empirical analysis of selected major social problems confronting American society. The history and development of current social problems and possible future solutions are considered. Among the social problems studied are crime and delinquency, poverty, mental illness, family.                

Spanish 1001: Elementary Spanish I SPAN 1001 

3-0-3. Prerequisite: none

Introduction to listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish and the culture of Spanish-speaking regions.  Note: This course does not carry credit toward graduation at Georgia Highlands College; it serves only as a prerequisite to SPAN 1002. The same may be true at some other University System institutions. 

Spanish 1002: Elementary Spanish II SPAN 1002 

3-0-3. Prerequisite: Spanish 1001 or placement (advanced placement test)

Continued listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish and the culture of Spanish speaking regions. May carry only institutional credit.

Spanish 2001: Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 2001

3-0-3. Prerequisites: Spanish 1001 and 1002 or satisfactory placement scores or permission of instructor. 

This course offers a rapid review of grammar with continued use of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with cultural emphasis in relation to a variety of texts.
 

 

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