Course Index

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COM 270 HEALTHCARE SPANISH SYNTHESIS

The main objective of this course is to provide a practical application of students' conceptual knowledge of the Spanish language and culture in real-life situations. Students have the opportunity to interact with the Spanish-speaking community in different organizations. In addition, students build upon skills developed in previous courses as they learn new vocabulary and grammatical structures to increase their oral and written communication skills. This course also focuses on developing the knowledge of Latin-American countries and cultures.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    COM 265

COM 272 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE ADVANCED VOCABULARY

This course presents practical communication skills and conversation strategies needed for health professionals working with Deaf clients. The course goal is to provide students with the skills to communicate in a wider array of situations, to further develop their language fluency and to advance their level of comprehension of ASL in culturally appropriate ways. Syntax and Semantics are incorporated throughout the context, with an emphasis on not only developing question and answer skills, but also in gathering and sharing the kinds of insightful information that is necessary between healthcare professionals and Deaf patients.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    COM 267

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 298 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 299 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 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. A complete portfolio (Levels I-III) is due by the end of the course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Determined by major

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 360 ADVANCED HEALTHCARE SPANISH I

This course promotes the development of more advanced oral and written communication skills in Spanish through active listening of the language via different modes of communication and by partnering with a Spanish-speaking person. Grammar is reviewed, reinforced, and used in more complex structures. Healthcare communication is also presented in more advanced structures and the use of a question formulation offering different alternatives for effective communication.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    COM 270

COM 362 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LINGUISTICS

American Sign Language (ASL) Linguistics is designed to give students exposure to ASL linguistics, particularly in the areas of phonology (rules for hand-shapes) and morphology (rules for the creation of words and syntax, the sentence structure and grammar of ASL). This course will also focus on the history and evolution of ASL. This course is intended to build upon students' knowledge of the rules of American Sign Language.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    COM 272

COM 365 ADVANCED HEALTHCARE SPANISH II

This course builds on COM 360 knowledge and promotes the development of more advanced oral and written communications skills in Spanish through active listening of the language through different modes of communication and by partnering with a Spanish speaking person. Grammar is reviewed, reinforced and used in more complex structures. Health care communication is also presented in more advanced structures and the use of a question formulation offering different alternatives for effective communication.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    COM 360