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2017-2018 College Catalog
Pellissippi State Community College
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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General Information

Learning support prerequisites: Enrollment in most college-level courses requires qualifying test scores or completion of learning support coursework. To determine eligibility for college-level courses, students who have tested into learning support courses should check the advising chart on the Advising Resources webpage.

Tennessee Board of Regents designations: Courses denoted with the ♦ symbol are General Education courses transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system. Every TBR institution incorporates a common 41-hour General Education core into its degree requirements and accepts all courses designated with the ♦ symbol as meeting these requirements. A complete matrix of courses that satisfy General Education requirements at all TBR institutions is available on the TBR webpage.

University of Tennessee designations: Courses denoted with the ★ symbol are Pellissippi State courses that receive direct course equivalency at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Courses

 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 1010 - Principles of Accounting I ★

    Credit(s): 3
    An introduction to accounting principles, practices, and techniques with an emphasis on the preparation and reporting of financial statements.

    Corequisite(s): College-level math

    ★ The combined courses ACCT 1010 and ACCT 1020  are equivalent to ACCT 200 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ACCT 1020 - Principles of Accounting II ★

    Credit(s): 3
    A continuation of the study of ACCT 1010, Principles of Accounting I, and an introduction to the preparation and use of managerial and cost accounting concepts utilized in planning and controlling operations.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1010  

    ★ The combined courses ACCT 1010  and ACCT 1020 are equivalent to ACCT 200 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 
  
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    ACCT 2301 - Payroll Accounting

    Credit(s): 3
    An introduction to payroll procedures and laws affecting payroll operations and employment practices, including compliance reporting.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1010  

    Previously ACCT 2500
  
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    ACCT 2321 - Intermediate Accounting I

    Credit(s): 3
    An in-depth study of the conceptual framework of accounting theory and the preparation of financial statements and financial disclosures. Topics may include income measurement and profitability analysis, time value of money, cash and receivables, measurement and valuation of inventory and cost of goods sold, and accounting for plant assets and intangibles.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1020  

    Previously ACCT 2215
  
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    ACCT 2322 - Intermediate Accounting II

    Credit(s): 3
    A continuation of ACCT 2321, Intermediate Accounting I. Topics may include accounting for debt and equity financing; acquisition, utilization, and retirement of non-current assets; investments in debt and equity securities; revenue recognition; lease accounting; pensions; financial reporting and analysis; and accounting changes and error corrections.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2321 

    Previously ACCT 2220
  
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    ACCT 2331 - Tax Accounting

    Credit(s): 3
    An introduction to basic taxation principles and applications. Topics may include history of taxation, tax legislation, federal and state regulations, preparation of tax forms, and other tax topics.

    Previously ACCT 2410
  
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    ACCT 2362 - Forensic Accounting

    Credit(s): 3
    An introduction to careers in forensic accounting and an introduction to fraud detection and accounting forensics practices.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1010  

    Previously ACCT 2450
  
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    ACCT 2382 - Accounting Systems Applications

    Credit(s): 3
    The course presents the process of setting up and maintaining an accounting information system using computerized accounting software.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1020  

    Previously ACCT 2530
  
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    ACCT 2392 - Accounting Internship

    Credit(s): 3
    A supervised off campus work experience with area businesses and organizations in the accounting field.  Individual conferences are arranged instead of class attendance.

    Previously ACCT 2571

Administrative Professional Technology

  
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    ADMN 1302 - Keyboarding/Formatting I

    Credit(s): 3
    An introductory keyboarding course with an emphasis on the techniques of touch typing, speed building, and formatting of basic business documents.

    Previously ADMN 1100
  
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    ADMN 1306 - Medical Terminology I

    Credit(s): 3
    The first of two semester courses exploring medical terminology through the study of anatomy and physiology and review of diseases, diagnostic procedures and related treatments with additional emphasis on specialties and diagnoses.

    Previously ADMN 2910
  
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    ADMN 1307 - Survey of Coding

    Credit(s): 3
    This course provides an overview of coding and classification systems in a variety of healthcare settings.  Topics include classification and coding systems emphasizing ICD and CPT, reimbursement/billing systems, and coding’s relationship to health information management.  Upon completion, students should be able to apply coding principles to correctly assign ICD and CPT codes and utilize electronic filing for reimbursement.

    Prerequisite(s): ADMN 1306  

  
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    ADMN 1308 - Office Procedures

    Credit(s): 3
    The course focuses on job functions common to most offices including scheduling appointments, processing incoming/outgoing communications and using telecommunications systems/services to accomplish tasks and follow procedures.  Emphasis is placed on problem solving and creative thinking from the perspective of an administrative office manager while maintaining the principles of human relations, ethics and legal perspectives.

  
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    ADMN 1310 - Business Communications

    Credit(s): 3
    Same as ENGL 2950 .

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010  

  
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    ADMN 1311 - Word Processing I

    Credit(s): 3


    An application-oriented course that includes designing and editing a variety of business documents, with emphasis on decision making and problem solving based on document design principles and mail standards.



    Previously ADMN 1005

  
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    ADMN 1313 - Spreadsheet Applications

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of the fundamentals of spreadsheet applications including entering, formatting, charting, managing and analyzing data using software.

    Prerequisite(s):  ADMN 1311  or INFS 1010  

    Previously ADMN 2621
  
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    ADMN 1321 - Communication Media

    Credit(s): 3


    This course focuses on creating a professional corporate presence by using available media resources. Emphasis is placed on effective communication skills as students explore social networking through various tools such as Web conferencing, mobile computing, blogs, videos, audio clips and podcasts.

    Prerequisite(s): ADMN 1311  or INFS 1010  or WEB 1600  

    and

    ENGL 1010  

    Previously ADMN 2450

  
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    ADMN 2303 - CPT Coding

    Credit(s): 3
    This course provides an introduction to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Health Care Financing Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II coding systems. Topics include CPT coding format and conventions, applying coding guidelines to ensure accurate code assignment, complexities of assigning evaluation and management codes and format and usage of coding and modifiers.

    Prerequisite(s): ADMN 2325  

    Previously ADMN 2940
  
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    ADMN 2304 - Introduction to Electronic Health Records

    Credit(s): 3
    This course presents the history of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) and the standards surrounding the EHR. The course provides in-depth and practical training on a widely used EHR software program.

    Prerequisite(s): ADMN 1311  or INFS 1010  

    Previously ADMN 2340
  
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    ADMN 2306 - Legal Terminology & Transcription

    Credit(s): 3
    This course provides knowledge of the definition and use of common terms in the legal profession. Pronunciation, spelling and keyboard practice for each term are emphasized. Transcription from prerecorded dictation allows for extensive practice designed to provide competence for success in a legal environment.  Emphasis is placed on formatting, editing and transcribing legal documents.

    Prerequisite(s): INFS 1010  and LEGL 1300  

    Previously ADMN 2700
  
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    ADMN 2311 - ICD-PCS Coding

    Credit(s): 3
    An introduction to coding conventions, guidelines and proper use of the Index and Tabular Lists for coding diagnoses of ambulatory (outpatient) and inpatient medical necessity. HIPAA standards, reimbursement and Medicare fraud/abuse are also reviewed.  Instruction focuses on mastery of coding guidelines and medical terminology used in professional medical practice.

    Prerequisite(s): ADMN 2303  

    Previously ADMN 2945
  
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    ADMN 2313 - Health Insurance Survey

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of the coding and billing processes of the insurance plans and payers, completion of claim forms specific to the insurance carrier, and reimbursement procedures.

    Prerequisite(s): ADMN 2303  

    Previously ADMN 2950
  
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    ADMN 2319 - Healthcare Delivery Systems

    Credit(s): 3
    This course centers on the healthcare delivery systems in the United States, including federal, state and local entities, and provides a historical perspective on financing, technology and institutions.

  
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    ADMN 2321 - Introduction to Managing Health Information

    Credit(s): 3
    This course is a study of record keeping practices in the hospital and physician’s office. Emphasis is placed on hospital and medical staff organization; patient record content; procedures in filing, numbering and retention of patient records; quantitative analysis, release of patient information; forms control and design; indexes and registers; reimbursement; regulatory and accrediting agencies; and alternate healthcare delivery systems.

    Corequisite(s): ADMN 2304  

  
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    ADMN 2325 - Medical Terminology II

    Credit(s): 3
    The second of two semester courses exploring medical terminology through the study of anatomy and physiology and review of diseases, diagnostic procedures and related treatments with additional emphasis on specialties and diagnoses.

    Prerequisite(s): ADMN 1306  

    Previously ADMN 2921
  
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    ADMN 2395 - Administrative Professional Technology Internship

    Credit(s): 3
    This internship course requires students to apply critical thinking, problem solving and communications skills to a real or simulated business environment.

    Previously ADMN 2302

Agriculture

  
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    AGRI 1020 - Introduction to Animal Science

    Credit(s): 3
    This course provides preparation of academic plans and career discussion in animal science.  It introduces structure and production principles of the food animal and horse industries.  It provides an overview of companion and alternative livestock; market classes and grades of cattle, poultry and poultry products, lamb and wool and swine.  Course includes three hours of lecture and required field experience.

  
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    AGRI 1050 - Introduction to Soil Science ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Introduction to Soil Science explores differences in soils; soil genesis; physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil; relation of soil to land use and pollution; soil management relative to tillage, erosion, moisture supply, temperature, aeration, fertility, and plant nutrition as an introduction to the study of agriculture.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    AGRI 2200 - Animal Anatomy & Physiology

    Credit(s): 4
    This course includes discussion of musculoskeletal, circulatory, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, respiratory and digestive systems of key animal species. It provides demonstrations of physical-chemical phenomena as they apply to systems and species. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1110  and BIOL 1120  


American Sign Language

  
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    ASL 1010 - Beginning American Sign Language I ★

    Credit(s): 3
    An introductory study of the language that deaf adults in America use among themselves. This course includes an introduction to the deaf culture and to the basic structure of its language, as well as the mastery of finger spelling and 400 signs.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ASL 1020 - Beginning American Sign Language II ★

    Credit(s): 3
    A continuation of the study of the language of the American deaf. This course includes further study of the structure of the language and the mastery of an additional 400 signs.

    Prerequisite(s): ASL 1010 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ASL 2010 - Intermediate American Sign Language I

    Credit(s): 3
    A course that provides in-depth experience in conversing in American sign language, as well as the mastery of 100 widely used American sign language idioms.

    Prerequisite(s): ASL 1020 

  
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    ASL 2020 - Intermediate American Sign Language II

    Credit(s): 3
    A course that involves conversational practice, experience in signing music and the mastery of 100 additional American sign language idioms.

    Prerequisite(s): ASL 2010 


Anthropology

  
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    ANT 1100 - Physical Anthropology ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Focuses on the range of human genetic variation and adaptation that is demonstrated in living populations today, comparisons of biology and behavior between human and non-human primates and examination of our human prehistory as outlined in the fossil record.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ANT 1200 - Prehistoric Archaeology ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to methods, theory, and techniques used to analyze and date archaeological cultures, past life ways, and cultural evolution.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ANT 1300 - Cultural Anthropology ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    An introduction to the field of cultural anthropology focusing on the description and analysis of geographically diverse social groups and their learned traditions. Culture consists of the abstract values, beliefs and impressions of the world that lie behind behavior and on which the attitudes and ideals of a society reflect.

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ANT 2590 - Special Topics in Anthropology

    Credit(s): 3
    Theoretical issues in anthropology topics may include practical experience or laboratory study of anthropological materials.

    Prerequisite(s): Topic dependent


Art

  
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    ARTH 2010 - Survey of Art History I ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Major movements in Western art, with emphasis on Europe from prehistory through the Middle Ages. Course provides an overview of the predominant artistic/architectural/cultural movements from the Paleolithic to Early Christian/Byzantine period, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Aegean, Greece, the Etruscans and Rome.

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ARTH 2020 - Survey of Art History II ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Major movements in Western art, with emphasis on Europe from the 14th through the 17th century. The course provides an overview of the predominant artists, aesthetic intent, and techniques encountered in the Late Gothic (Proto-Renaissance), Early and High Renaissance, Mannerism, and the Baroque periods.

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ARTP 1010 - Drawing I ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Fundamental aspects of drawing, including line, tone, space, form, and composition utilizing a variety of media. Emphasis placed on development of observational skills and perception of reality.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ARTP 1020 - Drawing II

    Credit(s): 3
    A continuation of the fundamental concepts of drawing with emphasis on composition, techniques and content.

  
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    ARTP 1110 - Two-Dimensional Design ★

    Credit(s): 3
    A fundamental exploration of the elements of two-dimensional art (line, shape, texture, value, and color) and their relationship to the principles of design (balance, rhythm, variety, and unity). Stress is placed on visual thinking through the use of problem-solving structures.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ARTP 1120 - Three-Dimensional Design ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Fundamental aspects of three-dimensional design utilizing projects that deal with real space and a variety of three-dimensional materials.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ARTP 1610 - Basic Printmaking

    Credit(s): 3
    An introductory survey of printmaking focusing on the basic fundamentals and techniques in relief printing, monoprints and collographs.

  
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    ARTP 2000 - Special Topics in Studio Art

    Credit(s): 1-3
    A course on a topic of special interest to a member of the studio arts faculty offered on a non-recurring basis. Topics offered will provide special opportunities for students to explore a variety of unique art media or topics not normally available. Course topics will be listed in the semester specific art course offerings, and may include among other media, watercolor, metal casting, glass, solar printmaking, and/or similar opportunities. May be repeated, maximum 9 credits.

    Prerequisite(s): Topic dependent

  
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    ARTP 2120 - Life Drawing

    Credit(s): 3
    Continued development of drawing and observational skills with a concentration on the structure and dynamics of the human form; perception of the figure in conceptual and expressive contexts.

  
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    ARTP 2130 - Painting I ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Capacities of oil and acrylic painting on canvas.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ARTP 2140 - Painting II

    Credit(s): 3
    Continued exploration of the capacities of oil and acrylic painting on canvas. May be repeated, maximum 6 credits.

  
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    ARTP 2210 - Ceramics I

    Credit(s): 3
    Hand-building techniques, including forming methods, glazing, clay preparation, and firing small and large-scale pieces.

  
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    ARTP 2220 - Ceramics II

    Credit(s): 3
    Thrown ceramic forms, including functional pottery techniques, glazing and firing methods.

  
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    ARTP 2410 - Sculpture ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Problems that explore basic materials and techniques, including clay modeling, plaster construction and mold making.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ARTP 2420 - Life Sculpture ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Modeling techniques in clay and wax working from the figure. Possibilities of expression with the human figure as subject. Modeling process encompasses both observational and material handling techniques.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ARTP 2620 - Intaglio Printmaking ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Metal plate intaglio printing in traditional and contemporary techniques of etching; softground, drypoint, mezzotint, aquatint, open bite process and collograph plate construction. May be repeated, maximum 6 credits.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ARTP 2950 - Intermediate Design & Color

    Credit(s): 3
    Exploration of the basic principles and concepts of composition in correlation with the elements of design. Emphasis will be placed on color theory, techniques and individual approaches to problem solving.


Audio Production Engineering

  
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    APE 1015 - Sound Production

    Credit(s): 3
    An introduction to basic audio production equipment, processes and analog and digital systems, including introduction to Pro Tools. Analog and digital systems will be used to record, mix and produce a variety of aural media. Emphasis will be placed on recording on location and in the studio, mixing and effects, and processing of multiple sound tracks for use in film, television/video, and the multimedia environment.

    Previously VPT 1015
  
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    APE 1016 - Live Sound Production

    Credit(s): 3
    This course is an in-depth study of live audio production equipment, processes as well as analog and digital systems. Analog and digital systems are used to configure, mix and produce for a variety of live sound reinforcement scenarios.  Emphasis is placed on live sound PA management, FOH/Monitor venue mixing, location multi-track recording, virtual sound check, DSP plug-in utilization and professional development for multiple live sound environments including corporate meetings, performance/club venues, houses of worship, location film/video and live broadcast/streaming.

    Prerequisite(s): APE 1015  

    Previously VPT 1016
  
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    APE 1023 - Live Sound Recording

    Credit(s): 3
    This introductory hands-on production course is for students interested in experiencing the process of creating a soundtrack for film or video and may be taken with VPT 1022 for a broader production experience and increased understanding of soundtrack design and creation. Basic sound design, recording and mixing are included using several industry standard software tools, including Pro Tools.

    Previously VPT 1023
  
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    APE 1400 - Recording Techniques I

    Credit(s): 3
    Course provides intensive focus on study and application of recording studio techniques including development of critical listening ability, microphone placement techniques. Current industry practice topics include Foley recording, recording on-set and on-location, guerrilla recording, and audio processing.

  
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    APE 1900 - Recording Techniques II

    Credit(s): 3
    Course topics include control surfaces, high-resolution audio, advanced processing capabilities, codec comparisons, extensive microphone techniques, synchronization, cutting-edge immersive recording and mixing techniques.  The application of all these processes and current practices are examined and experienced.  Preparation of advanced-format deliverables to industry standards and requirements will be covered; projects utilizing these points will be produced by the student.

    Prerequisite(s):  APE 1015  and APE 1400  

  
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    APE 2000 - Special Topics in Audio Production Engineering

    Credit(s): 1-3
    Selected basic and advanced topics in audio, including specialized software and hardware. Topics offered will provide special opportunities to explore a variety of emerging media or industry trends not normally available. May be repeated, maximum 6 credits.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

  
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    APE 2015 - Pro Tools

    Credit(s): 3
    Advanced sound techniques, emphasizing creative control of audio and sound for picture using Pro Tools. Multiple soundtracks with voice, music, and effects will be produced, edited, and mixed for distribution in various formats, primarily for video and CD. The focus is primarily on stereo editing and mixing, although some surround concepts will be introduced.

    Prerequisite(s): APE 1015  

    Previously VPT 2015
  
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    APE 2016 - Advanced Pro Tools

    Credit(s): 3
    Advanced Pro Tools sound techniques, emphasizing creative control of audio and sound for motion picture/film using Pro Tools. Multiple soundtracks with voice, music, and effects are produced, edited, and mixed for distribution in all major professional formats (DVD, gaming, film, music). The initial focus is primarily for stereo editing and mixing. Surround concepts are roughly 50 percent of the course.

    Prerequisite(s): APE 2015  

    Previously VPT 2016
  
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    APE 2260 - History of Sound Production

    Credit(s): 3
    This in-depth course consists of lectures, case studies, demonstrations and hands-on projects that expose students to the history of sound production and its impact on society.  The courses traces the developments from the early wax cylinder to secret sound levitation devices. Throughout the course the role of sound production will highlight monumental moments in history, innovations in technology, impact and development of the entertainment industry, mass media and its cultural interchange within social institutions.

    Previously VPT 2260
  
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    APE 2450 - Sound Design for Picture

    Credit(s): 3
    Course consists of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on projects which expose students to approaches, techniques and considerations when creating sound design for different visual platforms such as television, film, game and Web. Topics include sound effects, field recording, ADR, Foley, editing, sound mixing, synchronization, workflow, data interchange, routing structures, deliver methods and sound design aesthetics.

    Prerequisite(s): APE 2015  

    Previously VPT 2450
  
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    APE 2550 - Applied Audio Acoustics

    Credit(s): 3
    This course consists of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on projects which expose students to approaches, techniques, and considerations when working with audio equipment such as cables, amplifier, speakers and microphones.  Topics include soldering, electrical current, material sciences, material fabrication, repair, design, construction, proper configuration, durability and application. Additional topics include acoustic design aesthetics. Focus is on building and repairing various electronic audio equipment. Hands-on assignments require work inside and outside of class.

    Prerequisite(s): APE 1016  

  
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    APE 2910 - Audio Production Technology Capstone

    Credit(s): 3
    A project-oriented course that emphasizes planning, execution, and completion of a large-format media project, not necessarily audio-only, but in which the student is completely responsible for all aspects of the audio. A team-based project is acceptable, only with approval. Students integrate and apply previous knowledge, skills, and experiences they have learned in their major and other academic courses to complete this project. The course emphasizes technical skills, subjective/esthetic judgments, applied Pro Audio skills, critical thinking, diplomatic client and teamwork skills, self/continuing education, problem solving, and critical listening ability. Must be taken in the final semester or with consent of program coordinator.


Biology

  
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    BIOL 1000 - Special Topics in Biology

    Credit(s): 1-4
    Study and discussion of a selected topic in biology. Content will vary, as this course is a means for classes to explore certain biology-related topics in depth. Classes may be taught by visiting professors. May be repeated, maximum 6 credits.

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

  
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    BIOL 1110 - General Biology I ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Chemical basis of life; cell structure and function, including energy metabolism; cell division; DNA and gene regulation; Mendelian and molecular genetics; evolution. Course includes three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory applications each week.

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville if both BIOL 1110 and 1120 are completed.
  
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    BIOL 1120 - General Biology II ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Plant and animal anatomy (tissues, organs and organ systems), physiology, reproduction, and growth; microorganisms; fungi; ecology. Course includes three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory applications each week.

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville if both BIOL 1110 and 1120 are completed.
  
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    BIOL 1310 - Concepts of Biology ♦

    Credit(s): 3
    A survey of biology concepts and content as applicable to the Tennessee K-5 curriculum standards and the National Science Foundation Standards. Instructional topics include scientific method, cell structure and function, food production (photosynthesis) and energy for life, heredity and reproduction, diversity and adaptation among living things, interactions between living things and their environment, and biological change. Students will design, develop, and implement hands-on science activities for K-5 students; create and develop science lesson plans and collect and evaluate biologically related resources. Course consists of two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week. A course designed for students seeking the Associate of Science in Teaching degree.

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
  
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    BIOL 2000 - Independent Scientific Investigation

    Credit(s): 2
    Independent laboratory, library or field research in biology under the supervision of a consenting faculty member. Designed to develop an interest in biology and the application of techniques of scientific research. Students may accumulate up to 6 credit hours; a minimum of four hours of research is required each week. Intended as elective credit and may not be applied toward general education requirements.

  
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    BIOL 2010 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 4
    A study of basic biological chemistry, cellular structure and function (including cellular respiration, protein synthesis, and cell division); histology; and integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week.

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    BIOL 2020 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 4
    A study of the anatomy and physiology of blood and the circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2010 

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    BIOL 2040 - General Ecology ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Relationships between organisms and their environment, including human environmental problems. Four hours of lecture, with announced field trips.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    BIOL 2120 - General Genetics ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Mendelian genetics, chromosomal inheritance, modified Mendelian ratios, chromosome mapping, linkage, gene and chromosomal mutations, recombination, gene expression, recombinant DNA technology, transposable elements, extranuclear genome, population genetics, and quantitative genetics. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1110  or BIOL 2010  or CHEM 1010  or CHEM 1110 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    BIOL 2130 - Microbiology ★

    Credit(s): 4
    An introductory course in microbiology dealing with bacteria, fungi, yeast, and viruses to include discussions of cell structure, identification, taxonomy, metabolism, genetics, resistance, infection, disease, and immunity. Course includes three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory applications each week.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1110  or BIOL 2010  or CHEM 1010  or CHEM 1110 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    BIOL 2180 - General Evolution

    Credit(s): 3
    A general survey of basic concepts of evolutionary biology, including but not limited to (1) the history of the field, (2) major lines of evidence explaining the observed diversity and nature of life on earth, (3) concepts of genetics, fitness and adaptation in micro- and macro-evolution, (4) modes of speciation and patterns of evolutionary processes, (5) population genetics and principles of systemic biology and (6) paleontology and human evolution.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1110  and BIOL 1120  

  
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    BIOL 2400 - Principles of Nutrition ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Human nutrition for the lifespan, including biochemistry of body nutrients, health and disease, government and scientific guidelines.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2010  or CHEM 1010  

    Note: this course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Botany

  
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    BOT 1010 - Fundamentals of Botany I ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Introduction to taxonomy through tree identification, basic organization and function of cells, respiration, photosynthesis, genetics (including meiosis, mitosis, Mendelian inheritance), survey of plant kingdom (bacteria, algae, fungi, mosses, ferns, conifers, and flowering plants).

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    BOT 1020 - Fundamentals of Botany II ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Plant growth, anatomy, growth regulation; uptake and transport; origin of life and mechanism of evolution; ecology, importance to humans and environmental concerns.

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Business

  
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    BUSN 1305 - Introduction to Business

    Credit(s): 3
    This course provides an introduction to the business environment. Topics may include business ownership and organization, management, marketing, business ethics, accounting, economics, finance, and business careers.

  
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    BUSN 1380 - Supervisory Management

    Credit(s): 3
    This course provides for the development of supervisory ability and judgment through a presentation of the principles and techniques of effective supervision. Topics may include functions of a supervisor, communication, motivation, training and the changing workplace.

    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 2330  or HSP 1200  

  
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    BUSN 2160 - Quality Improvement

    Credit(s): 3
    This course is an introduction to quality management as a system through the application of statistical process control, W. Edwards Deming’s management philosophy and various quality management techniques.

    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 2330 

  
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    BUSN 2180 - Team Practicum

    Credit(s): 3
    A management simulation that is a culmination of the student’s academic studies. This course gives experience in applying theories and skills from various business disciplines to self-managed team problem solving through the use of readings, case studies, simulations, role plays, and guest speakers.

    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 1380  and BUSN 2340 

  
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    BUSN 2320 - Business Finance

    Credit(s): 3
    An examination of financial principles that may include financial statement analysis, risk and return relationships, time value of money, valuation of assets, capital budgeting, and working capital management.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1010  

    Previously FIN 2000
  
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    BUSN 2330 - Principles of Management ★

    Credit(s): 3
    This course is a study of management through analysis of the functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling.

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    BUSN 2340 - Human Resource Management

    Credit(s): 3
    This course provides a study of principles of human resource management which may include equal employment law and the recruitment, selection, and development of the human resources.

    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 2330  or HSP 1200  

  
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    BUSN 2350 - Organization Behavior

    Credit(s): 3
    This course examines the importance of understanding human relations in the workplace and developing the skills necessary to foster more effective communication and motivation.

    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 2330 

  
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    BUSN 2370 - Legal Environment of Business

    Credit(s): 3
    This is a study of the principles of the American legal system as they relate to the conduct of business in our society.

  
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    BUSN 2380 - Principles of Marketing

    Credit(s): 3
    This course is a study of basic marketing principles and practices, including the selection of target markets and the development of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place of distribution).

  
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    BUSN 2385 - Project Design & Management

    Credit(s): 3
    This course provides an overview of the tools and techniques needed to plan, execute, and evaluate projects successfully.

    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 2330 

  
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    BUSN 2395 - Business Applications

    Credit(s): 3
    This capstone course requires students to apply critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills to a real or simulated business environment.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1010  
       and
    BUSN 2330  or HSP 1200  

  
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    BUSN 2420 - Customer Service

    Credit(s): 3
    A practical course designed to prepare students to meet and exceed customers’ expectations. The course focuses on communication, including listening, electronic, verbal, nonverbal, and telephone communication skills and communicating in difficult and diverse customer situations. Techniques for learning involve simulations, observation research and an individual skill-building project.

  
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    BUSN 2471 - Management Internship

    Credit(s): 3
    This course is a supervised off-campus work experience with area businesses and organizations in the management field. Individual conferences are arranged instead of class attendance.


Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 1001 - Special Topics in Chemistry

    Credit(s): 1-4
    Topics offered will provide students opportunities for research as well as extended coursework in areas of student interest and student need.

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites are topic dependent: In most cases, no prerequisite; occasionally, consent of instructor

  
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    CHEM 1010 - Principles of Chemistry ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Atomic structure, periodic law, bonding, gas laws, liquid and solid states, solutions, acids and bases, oxidation and reduction reactions and equilibrium are covered. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week.

    Prerequisite(s): High school algebra I and algebra II and ACT math score of at least 21
         or
    MATH 1030  or equivalent course

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    CHEM 1020 - Basic Organic & Biochemistry ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Organic chemistry: alkanes and unsaturated and aromatic hydrocarbons, with emphasis on structure, nomenclature, and functional groups. Biochemistry: amino acids and proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1010 

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Modern atomic theory, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, kinetics. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week.

    Prerequisite(s): ACT math score of at least 22
        or
    MATH 1130  or MATH 1710  or MATH 1730 

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 4
    Chemical equilibrium, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, introduction to organic chemistry. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1110 

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    CHEM 1310 - Concepts of Chemistry ♦

    Credit(s): 3
    Composition of matter, atomic structure, bonding, gas laws, liquid and solid states, solutions, acids and bases, chemical reactions, nuclear chemistry and technology, polymers, household chemistry, and introduction to environmental and organic/medicinal chemistry. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week. A course designed for students seeking the Associate of Science in Teaching degree; course focuses on the elementary education science concepts via the Next Generation of Science Standards.

    Prerequisite(s): Two from the following list of courses: MATH 1410 , MATH 1420 ; either MATH 1010  or MATH 1530 

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
 

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