Course Index

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COM 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study in an area that is of special interest. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through independent study.

COM 398 DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study credit can be earned for professional and arts and sciences coursework. Directed study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study when there is a deficiency in course requirements; it is determined by the Program Director of the department in which a student is majoring. Arts and sciences course work is determined by faculty responsible for each course and approved by the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

COM 352 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION

This one-credit course is designed for students who transfer two credits for COM 320 Healthcare Collaboration and Leadership. The purpose of this course is to build upon students' existing knowledge of leadership and management theories through focused portfolio reflections. A complete portfolio (Levels I-III) is due by the end of the course.

  • Credits: 1.0

COM 320 HEALTHCARE COLLABORATION & LEADERSHIP

This course applies leadership and management theories to the changing environment of healthcare. Students synthesize their knowledge of such topics as emotional intelligence, assertiveness, conflict management, gender dynamics, feedback delivery and systems theory in advanced writing and speaking projects. The NMC portfolio is integrated throughout this course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Determined by major

COM 290 PORTFOLIO SYNTHESIS

This course is designed to prepare associate degree students for the required portfolio presentation they deliver in their final semester. Students will apply the reflective process to the goals of the Educated Citizen Core Curriculum in online assignments and in an in-person presentation. A complete portfolio, successful completion of the course, and successful presentation are required as the culminating assignment before graduation.

  • Credits: 0.0

COM 252 CROSS-CULTURAL SERVICE-LEARNING IN HEALTHCARE

This one-credit course is designed for students who transfer in at least two credits of Spanish or Sign Language.  The course will build upon the student's language skills to emphasize the importance of language and culture as they relate to access to quality healthcare in the United States.  Through service-learning, the student will understand barriers faced by traditionally-underserved populations in a healthcare setting.

  • Credits: 1.0

COM 245 LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE: SIGN LANGUAGE

Access to healthcare is greatly affected by one's command of language.  Students in this course engage in the exploration of language and culture then apply these concepts to the healthcare environment through service-learning and community engagement.  Students develop practical communication skills that enable effective cross-cultural work with health professionals and clients with backgrounds different from their own.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 230/245 or 252 LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTH CARE OR CROSS CULTURAL SERVICE LEARNING

LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTH CARE: Access to healthcare is greatly affected by one's command of language. Students in this course engage in the exploration of language and culture then apply these concepts to the healthcare environment through service-learning and community engagement. Students develop practical communication skills that enable effective cross-cultural work with health professionals and clients with backgrounds different from their own. This course lasts over the entire semester.

CROSS CULTURAL SERVICE LEARNING: This one-credit course is designed for students who transfer in at least two credits of Spanish or Sign Language. The course will build upon the student's language skills to emphasize the importance of language and culture as they relate to access to quality healthcare in the United States. Through service-learning, the student will understand barriers faced by traditionally-underserved populations in a healthcare setting.

  • Credits: 3.0/1.0

COM 230/245 LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE

COM 230        SPANISH
COM 245        SIGN LANGUAGE

Access to healthcare is greatly affected by one's command of language.  Students in this course engage in the exploration of language and culture then apply these concepts to the healthcare environment through service-learning and community engagement.  Students develop practical communication skills that enable effective cross-cultural work with health professionals and clients with backgrounds different from their own.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 230 LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTH CARE: SPANISH

Access to healthcare is greatly affected by one's command of language.  Students in this course engage in the exploration of language and culture then apply these concepts to the healthcare environment through service-learning and community engagement.  Students develop practical communication skills that enable effective cross-cultural work with health professionals and clients with backgrounds different from their own.

  • Credits: 3.0