English Focus, AA

The Associate of Arts degree in English is a degree that helps students to develop writing, critical thinking, and problems solving skills. Students may study rhetoric, critical analysis, literature, creative writing, and technical writing. This degree prepares students, through continued study toward a bachelor's degree in English, for careers requiring strong writing, research, and analytical skills. Students complete general education courses in the Ohio Transfer Module aimed at developing competence in the exercise of independent intellectual inquiry and stimulating their examination of understanding of personal, social and civic values. Continued study of English at a bachelor's or graduate level prepares students to work as teachers, editors, grant writers, and technical writers.

Year One

Fall Semester

COMM 1010 - Speech

This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. (OTM for Oral Communication TMCOM and TAG# OCM013)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: ENGL 0040; (minimum grade of C-), or qualifying placement test scores

PSYC 1010 - Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology is an introductory level course and is a study of the basic human behavior. Topics include the history of psychology, scientific methods, biological processes, cognitive processes, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, human development, personality theory, psychopathology and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS015. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

STAT 1010 - Probability and Statistics

This course provides the student with an overview of probability and statistics. Probability terminology, concepts and rules are emphasized in solving probability problems. Descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, charts, tables and diagrams are used to summarize data. The student is introduced to the binomial, Poisson, hyper-geometric, normal and t-distributions. Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression are used to make conclusions concerning population parameters from sample data. This course meets the requirements for OTM Introductory Statistics TMM010.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

THEA 1010 - Introduction to Theatre

Course is an overview of theatre as an art form. Includes historical and production points of view. Students will effectively view and critique plays and musicals. This is NOT a performance based course, but a theory and analysis based class. Semesters Available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

HUMA 1010 - Introduction to the Humanities

This course is a genre-based introduction to the humanities and the fine arts. The student will explore the six major means of artistic expression within the fine arts: painting, literature, drama, film, photography, and sculpture. The course focuses on an understanding of the genre itself as well as the various critical theories that apply to the fine arts, including but not necessarily limited to mimesis, formalism, didacticism, and postmodernism. Field trips are required in the course. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Arts and Humanities TMAH.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: ENGL 0040 (minimum grade of C-); OR qualifying placement test score

MUSC 1010 - Music Appreciation

Develop listening skills used for understanding elements of musical style in a historical perspective and the significance of music as fine art.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Spring Semester

ENGL 1030 - English Composition II

This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better.

ENGL 2090 - Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Fiction is a survey course that introduces students to fiction, both the short story and the novel. Students will study the various modes of storytelling, from the historical context to the elements of fiction, through works by major authors from America and around the world. This course will allow students to gain a greater understanding of fiction than available in multi-genre literature courses through the study of the novel and investigation of major authors through readings in the texts. Students will also be introduced to a variety of critical approaches as lenses through which they can view works of fiction.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1010 with a minimum grade of C-

ENGL 2130 - Introduction to Film

Introduction to Film is a beginning course designed to provide students with the tools to critically analyze films. The course will cover the history of film, the principles of film form, and the different types and genres of movies. Students will evaluate films viewed together as a class and apply the elements of their studies to these films and others viewed outside of class. Course content will consist of written responses to films, discussion of films and related topics,analytical essays, and exams.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better.

PHIL 1010 - Western Philosophy

This course involves an examination of the great philosophical ideas that have shaped the development of Western Civilization. These ideas include those promoted during the ancient Greek period of Western development, the early Christian era, the Protestant Reformation, the Enlightenment, the Nineteenth Century, the Modern Age, the Age of Existentialism, the Postmodern era, and the Age of Recovery. The philosophers covered include Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, St. Paul, Augustine, Occam, Aquinas, Erasmus, Luther, Descartes, Hobbes, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx, Emerson, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Bergson, Dewey, Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, Teilhard, Habermas, Pera, Guardini, Zizek, and Ratzinger. This course meets the requirements for OTM Arts and Humanities TMAH and also TAG# OAH405.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

POLT 1010 - American National Government

This course involves an examination of the people, values, institutions, processes, and policies associated with American government. Special emphasis is given to the way in which all of the variables interact to form the dynamic that is American politics. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

PSYC 1070 - Introduction to Women's Studies

This course is an introductory course to familiarize learners with some of the major questions, themes, and issues in the study of women. This course will focus on the scientific study of female behavior, including personality, biological, psychological and cultural determinants of women's role in society. It will also discuss historical perspectives that have shaped and continue to shape women's lives as well as how women have resisted and continue to resist these very institutions, practices and representations. Topics discussed will include sexuality, gender development, sexism, women's multiple roles and relationships and violence against women. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

SOCY 2010 - Cultural Diversity and Racism

Sociological exploration of American racial and ethnic groups. Emphasis placed on the social construction of race and ethnicity, patterns of intergroup contact. Historical comparative analysis of selected groups with emphasis on economic, political and structural inequalities. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS 050 Race and Ethnicity . This course also meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Sciences TMSBS.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Year Two

Fall Semester

BIOL 1230 - Biology I

This course is an introduction to biology for bioscience majors and students planning to transfer to four year institutions. The course will introduce fundamental concepts of biology including the scientific method, structure and chemical properties of cells. The course will introduce students to biochemical pathways, bioenergetics, and basic concepts of genetics, heredity and homeostasis. Historical contributions and application of biological principles to biotechnology will be discussed. Students will meet three lecture hours and three lab hours per week. Semesters available: Day - F

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 0040 and MATH 0084 (minimum grade of C- required for all) OR qualifying placement test scores.

GEOL 1010 - Physical Geology

Physical Geology is an introductory course describing the fundamental concepts of Geology for Non-Science majors. These fundamental concepts are grouped in 7 modules: Module I (Geology, Earth Science, and the Scientific Method) is an introduction to the science of Geology and its many branches; this module also discusses the steps in the scientific method, and describes the systems approach to geology. Module II (Origin and Evolution of Earth) discusses the formation of the universe and the solar system, and introduces Earth's neighbors in the solar system. Module III (Plate Tectonics and the Dynamic Earth) discusses Earth's internal structure and introduces the theory of plate tectonics, a unifying idea that explains Earth's surface processes and features. Module IV (Earth Materials: Minerals and Rocks) discusses the materials from which Earth is made, as well as their structure and classification. Module V (Structural Geology) describes how Earth's internal and external processes interact to produce earthquakes and mountains. Module VI (Energy Resources) describes the energy resources that the Earth provides us and how they are produced and used. Module VII (Hydrology and Stream Geomorphology) discusses how water shapes the surface of our planet and helps create a multitude of erosional and depositional landforms. TAG# OSC025

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2

ENGL 2050 - American Literature I

American Literature I is a survey course that examines the development of American literature in English from the early colonies through the Civil War. Through the use of selected texts, students will become familiar with key authors and works that represent American literature in English and the multiple voices within it. As a survey course, American Literature I is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the historical and cultural conditions that influenced the development and formation of American literature. This course will provide the necessary background for a more in-depth understanding of and appreciation for American literature not covered in the course, and it will prepare students for more advanced study of literature in general. (TAG# OAH053)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1030; Minimum Grade C-

ENGL 2110 - Creative Writing

Creative Writing is an introduction to the craft of writing in one or more genres (for example, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, etc). Students will analyze the elements of literature in published works and use those elements in their own work through a variety of in-class and out-of-class assignments and exercises. Students' work will be presented and discussed in class-wide peer workshop format, and based on the responses of the instructor and their peers, students will provide revisions of some of their work by the end of the course.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better.

ENGL 2180 - British Literature I

British Literature I is a survey course that examines the development of British literature from the Middle Ages through the early modern period, with emphasis on the development of British literature in the English Language as it evolved through historical periods. Students will study selected works of prose, poetry, drama and fiction in relation to their historical, cultural and linguistic contexts, in order to become familiar with key authors and works that represent this period of British literature and the multiple voices and diverse perspectives and traditions within it. Students will also be introduced to critical perspectives of British literature. As a survey course, British Literature I is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the historical and cultural conditions that influenced the development and formation of British literature from the Middle Ages on. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. This course will provide the necessary background for a more in-depth understanding of and appreciation for British literature not covered in the course, and it will prepare students for more advanced study of literature in general. TAG# OAH055

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1030 with a minimum grade of C-

HIST 1010 - American History I

This American Studies course is an introductory survey course covering the development of American politics, law, religion, philosophy, art and literature from 1600 to 1877. The goal of the course is to help students understand the cultural development of the United States especially in relation to its religion, art, philosophy, law, and political system. (TAG# OHS043 or if combined with HIST1030 OHS010. This course also meets the requirements for the OTM Arts and Humanities - TMAH)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

HIST 1050 - Western Civilization I

This course presents an overview of European civilization from antiquity to about the year 1600, stressing the chief political, social, cultural, and religious developments within this span of time. This class will help students gain a better understanding of the historical narrative of European civilization, particularly as it relates to political institutions and structures and social and cultural developments; develop improved textual interpretation skills through the careful reading and discussion of ancient and medieval texts; and refine their ability to express ideas and produce convincing arguments through writing essays and short paper.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Spring Semester

BIOL 1231 - Biology II

This course is continuation of BIOL 1230 - Biology I. The course will introduce fundamental concepts of biology including evolution, classification, ecosystems, similarities and differences, among plants, animals and microorganisms in form and function. Historical contributions and application of biological principles to biotechnology will be discussed. Students will meet three lecture hours and three lab hours per week. Semesters Available Day - Sp

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take BIOL 1230

GEOL 1030 - Historical Geology

Historical Geology is an introductory course describing the fundamental concepts of Geology for Non-Science majors. It contains 12 individual lessons grouped in 3 modules. Module I - Fundamental Concepts explains the basic concepts of historical geology including, earth materials and geologic time. Module II - The Evolution of the Earth and Life through Time follows the evolutionary processes of both the solid Earth and biology through time. Module III - A Closer Look into the Major Time Periods is an in depth look into each of the 5 major time periods with the focus on the biologic evolution.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2

ENGL 2070 - American Literature II

American Literature II is a survey course that examines the development of American literature in English from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Through the use of selected texts, students will become familiar with key authors and works that represent American literature in English and the multiple voices within it. As a survey course, American Literature II is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the historical and cultural conditions that influenced the development and formation of American literature. This course will provide the necessary background for a more in-depth understanding of and appreciation for American literature not covered in the course, and it will prepare students for more advanced study of literature in general. TAG # OAH054

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1030; Minimum Grade C-

ENGL 2150 - Technical Writing

Technical Writing is designed to develop design skills in the following written document types: brochures, proposals, research and analytical reports, and workplace correspondence. Skill development may also include summarizing and abstracting information, conducting primary research through interviews, surveys and questionnaires, as well as technical editing. Students will write a resume and cover letter, create a definition newsletter, write instructions, and create a technical marketing brochure. Students will participate in collaborative writing and produce a group oral presentation.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1010; Minimum Grade C-

ENGL 2190 - British Literature II

British Literature II is a survey course that examines the development of British literature from the Romantic period to the present with emphasis on major writers and periods. Students will study selected works of prose, poetry, drama and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts, in order to become familiar with key authors and works that represent this period of British literature and the multiple voices and diverse perspectives and traditions within it. Students will also be introduced to a variety of critical approaches as lenses through which they can view literature. As a survey course, British Literature II is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the historical and cultural conditions that influenced the development and formation of British literature from the Romantic period on. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. This course will provide the necessary background for a more in-depth understanding of and appreciation for British literature not covered in the course, and it will prepare students for more advanced study of literature in general. TAG# OAH056

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1030 with a minimum grade of C-

HIST 1030 - American History II

This American Studies course is an introductory survey course covering the development of American politics, law, religion, philosophy, art and literature from 1877 to the present. The goal of the course is to help students understand the cultural maturity of the United States especially in relation to its religion, art, philosophy, law, and political system. (TAG# OHS044 or if combined with HIST1030 OHS010. This course also meets the requirements for the OTM Arts and Humanities - TMAH)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

HIST 1070 - Western Civilization II

This course presents an overview of European civilization from around 1500 to the present, stressing the chief political, social, cultural, and religious developments within this span of time. This class will help students gain a better knowledge of the historical narrative of European civilization, particularly as it relates to political institutions and structures and social and cultural developments; develop improved textual interpretation skills through the careful reading and discussion of historical texts; and refine their ability to express ideas and produce convincing arguments through writing essays and a short paper.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 63