Course Index

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CMA 100 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Transfer credit accepted: 3 cr Medical Terminology

This course introduces the student to the prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, and root words of medical language used in the healthcare professions. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, defining, and pronunciation of medical terminology. The course is supplemented with a series of fourteen unique audio-visual presentations using audionyms associated with each word part to aid in the student's learning.

  • Credits: 20 clock hours
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in CMA program.

COM 025 READING COMPREHENSION

The focus of this course is on academic reading skills. Literal comprehension, vocabulary development and critical reading skills are presented in an academic context.

  • Credits: 1.0

COM 101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION

This course provides instruction and practice in writing, with emphasis on the recursive processes of generating, drafting, revising and editing. Students develop skills in producing and evaluating written communications in private and public contexts.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 102 SPEECH COMMUNICATION

This course invites students to explore the underlying principles of effective speech communication, with special applications to workplace environments. Students study and discuss the broad-based oral and nonverbal dimensions of effective speech interactions and effective public speaking and then apply the principles in public speeches.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 198 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.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

COM 199 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.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

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

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 230/245 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 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