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JWCC Online Courses List



ACCOUNTING
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I 3 cr. hrs.
Corequisite: CSC 104
Prerequisite: MAT 012 or MAT 071 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate JWCC reading and math placement test score, or consent of instructor.
An introduction to accounting within the context of business and business decisions. Students explore accounting information's role in the decision-making process. Seeing how accounting information can be used to make better business decisions will benefit all students regardless of their major or chosen career.
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: ACC 101 with a grade of "C" or above within two academic years or consent of instructor
A continuation of ACC 101. Students learn the investing and financing activities of the business and will learn how to use various types of accounting information found in financial statements and annual reports. Analyzing annual reports will benefit all students regardless of their major course of study or chosen career.

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ART
ART 120 Art Survey and Appreciation II 3 cr. hrs.
A course designed to provide an understanding of the history of the visual arts and the role it plays in serving humankind. Using visuals from books, Web sources, some video clips, and museum trips (virtual or real), students will explore why art is created, its function in society, how it affects us, and how it can enrich our lives. Available via Internet only.

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ASTRONOMY
AST 101 Elementary Astronomy 3 cr. hrs.
An elementary survey of the nature and behavior of the solar system and the regions beyond and of basic physical processes occurring throughout the universe. IAI: P1 906

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
BIO 103 Environmental Conservation 3 cr. hrs.
A look at the conservation of biodiversity, including the study of ecology (interactions of plants and animals with their environment), the study of natural ecosystems and human disturbances placed on them, and the ethical and practical issues involved in conserving biodiversity. Available via Internet only.
BIO 105 Human Biology 3 cr. hrs.
An introductory course that looks at the role of the human being as a species and at how humans are changing and affecting the world in which we live. Selected topics such as cloning, biotechnology, health, general wellness, bioethical issues and our impact on the environment will be integrated with how humans affect society. Human physiological systems will also be studied as they relate to topics being studied. IAI: L1 904
BIO 120 Ocean Ecology 4 cr. hrs.
An earth system science approach will be used to study the flow and transformation of water and energy; the physical and chemical properties of sea water; the patterns of ocean circulation; the marine ecosystem; and the interaction between the ocean and the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere and biosphere. Emphasis will be placed on environmental issues, conservation and wise management of coastal and marine resources. Real-world data is used to explore the ocean ecosystem. 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours. IAI: L1 905L

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BUSINESS
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3 cr. hrs.
A functional view of various aspects of business. Emphasis on the operation of a business and the relationships to the environment in which it exists.
BUS 110 Entrepreneurship 3 cr. hrs.
An introduction to entrepreneurship, including a study of the organizational, financial, and risk-taking skills associated with starting and managing a business enterprise.
BUS 121 Principles of Organization and Management 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
A treatment of fundamental principles applying to all management, including cost control and human relations, for the improvement of operating efficiency.
BUS 131 Principles of Marketing 3 cr. hrs.
A survey of the field of marketing, designed to give basic understanding of the principles of marketing and the operation of our marketing system.
BUS 141 Principles of Finance 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: One semester of accounting or consent of instructor
Fundamental principles of financial management including planning, control, and business formation.
BUS 161 Business Law I 3 cr. hrs.
A study of the legal environment of business, including contracts, negotiable instruments, and sales.

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COMMUNICATIONS
CMN 104 Interpersonal Communications 3 cr. hrs.
Study of communication theory and its application to interpersonal relations. Class work will include participation in pairs and groups of three or more.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE
CSC 106 Introduction to Computers 3 cr. hrs.
An introductory course in which students learn basic terminology, equipment, history, various software including operating system and application software, and the impact of the computer in society. Some "hands-on" experience. Satisfies JWCC computer literacy requirement.

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ECONOMICS
ECO 101 Principles of Economics I 3 cr. hrs.
Introduction to the major areas of modern economic theory and public policy including fiscal policy, international trade and finance, economic growth and development and contemporary macro-economic problems. IAI: S3 901
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II 3 cr. hrs.
Marketing structures, distribution of income, allocation of resources through the market, and contemporary micro-economic problems. IAI: S3 902

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EDUCATION
EDU 100 Introduction to Education 3 cr. hrs.
An introduction to teaching as a profession in the American educational system. Presentation of a variety of perspectives on education including historical, philosophical, social, legal, and ethical issues in a diverse society. Includes organizational structure and school governance. Clinical component required. 2.5 lecture hours, 1 lab hour
EDU 201 Educational Psychology 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: PSY 101
A study of the application of the principles of psychology to the field of education and a review of educational research in the areas of motivation, intelligence, measurement, evaluation, the learning process, learning styles, and the impact of culture in education. Observational experiences may be included. (Same as PSY 201)
EDU 205 Introduction to Special Education 3 cr. hrs.
An overview for education majors and those entering special education, presenting the history and philosophy of the various types of special education for exceptional children. Field trips and experience included.

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ENGLISH
ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: ENG 099 with a grade of "C" or above or appropriate COMPASS placement test score
An introductory course in writing at the college level, with attention to skills needed at each stage of the writing process. Placement in ENG 101 presupposes competence in English grammar, mechanics, punctuation and spelling. IAI: C1 900
ENG 102 Rhetoric and Composition II 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above
A continuation of ENG 101; provides further practice in writing at the college level for a variety of purposes and audiences, using both fixed and open or developing forms. Research paper required. IAI: C1 901R
ENG 130 Film Appreciation 3 cr. hrs.
A survey course emphasizing elements of visual story telling, aesthetics, and differences among genres such as science fiction, westerns, war, gangster, and horror. Film criticism and interpretation, as well as models of film theory, will be discussed. The history of the motion picture industry will be presented, with an emphasis on the origin and evolution of Hollywood. Students will also be instructed in both the creative and technical aspects of film making, including pictorial composition, movement, sound, lighting and editing.
ENG 191 Business Writing 3 cr. hrs.
Techniques of composing effective business letters, memoranda and reports.
ENG 231 American Literature I 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or consent of instructor
Major American writers, 1620-1865. IAI: H3 914
ENG 241 English Literature I 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or consent of instructor
British masters up to the nineteenth century. IAI: H3 912

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FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
FSC 180 Fire Service and the Law 3 cr. hrs.
An introduction to laws influencing the fire service. General areas include civil action; criminal actions; the judicial system; organization, authority and responsibility of fire service organizations; city liability for acts of the fire department personnel; municipal liability to members of the fire department; fire prevention bureau; laws and rules governing employment of fire fighters; duty owed to the public by members of the fire service; and liabilities of fire fighters.
FSC 182 Incident Command for Fire Services 3 cr. hrs.
This course introduces the fire officer to a comprehensive overview of scene management. It will focus on processes and applications to real world situations. Topics include review of the ICS system and applications; fire ground situations and application of tactics within the framework of the ICS system; and review of safety concerns and resource management. Students will be required to complete a comprehensive final exam and a practical exam in which they command a fire scenario. Available via Internet only.
FSC 184 Fire Department Safety Officer 3 cr. hrs.
This course reviews the various components of an inclusive safety program for the modern fire department and review procedures which impact personnel safety. Available via Internet only.
FSC 270 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy I 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: FSC 152, 154, 156
Explores the company officer's role on the fire ground. Areas of study include fire behavior, truck company functions, engine company functions, safety, pre-fire planning and hazardous materials response. This program is part of the Illinois State Fire Marshal's Fire Officer I certification program and meets the tactics and strategy requirements of that program.
FSC 280 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy II 3 cr. hrs.
This course reviews the fundamentals and advanced techniques in fire suppression tactics and strategy. The content for this course is consistent NFPA standards for Fire officer training, and has been validated by the Illinois State Fire Marshal's office for the tactics requirement for Fire officer II certification in that state. Topics include; relevant standards for fire tactics, scene safety, multi - company operations, scene management, response to mixed occupancies and disaster response. Although no specific prerequisites are imposed prior to taking this course, the contents were developed with the assumption that the student has a firm understanding of basic fire ground operations, fire terminology and fire behavior. (3 C/ 3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 OJT) Attention Illinois Students: In addition to college credit, completion of this course will also satisfy the Tactics & Strategy II requirement imposed by the Illinois State Fire Marshall for certification as Fire Officer II.
FSC 290 Basic Fire Service Instructor 3 cr. hrs.
Teaches the fire officer how to be more proficient in his or her work and how to use available resources. Also covers how to develop outlines, prepare classes, evaluate students and prepare tests. The student will participate in practice teaching. This course meets the guidelines of the Illinois State Fire Marshal to qualify personnel to conduct training and education courses for fire service personnel.
FSC 292 Fire Service Management I 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: Completion of the Illinois Certification Fire Fighter II program or equivalent or FSC 152, FSC 154, and FSC 156
Introduces the fire officer to elementary concepts of leadership and basic management styles. Topics include human resource management, organization structure, and public relations and budget management. Satisfies the Illinois State Fire Marshal's Management I requirement for certification in the Fire Officer I program.
FSC 293 Fire Service Management II 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: FSC 292
This course covers the study of management principles, theories and techniques for leadership in a fire department. Topics include oral and written communications, group dynamics and safety practices relating to the fire service.
FSC 294 Fire Prevention Principles 3 cr. hrs.
This course concentrates on the information and skills required of a fire service officer in conducting duties related to fire prevention. The bulk of the course concentrates on fire inspection techniques and pre-fire planning exercises. Course is approved by the Illinois State Fire Marshal for state certification of Fire Prevention and Principles. Completion also contributes to Fire Officer I certification. Available via Internet only.
FSC 295 Advanced Fire Service Instructor 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: FSC 290
Introduces the fire officer to concepts and skills required in the process of course development and presentation. Emphasis is placed on identifying the curriculum, developing learning objectives and creating teaching outlines. Course is part of the Illinois State Fire Marshal's Fire Officer II certification program and meets requirements for Illinois state certification as an Instructor II.
FSC 296 Fire Service Management III 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: FSC 293
Course is designed to introduce students to some of the essential skills necessary to function effectively as a senior staff officer in the modern fire service. Course is based on the objectives mandated by the Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office, subject to its Fire Officer II designation. Completion of this program will meet the Management III course requirements for that certification. Topics covered include reports and documentation, policy and procedure promulgation, discipline, personnel evaluation, hiring practices, public relations and information management. For Illinois students, course satisfies the Management III requirement as set forth by the Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office in its Officer II certification program.
FSC 297 Fire Service Management IV 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: FSC 296
Focus of this course allows students to consider and apply management principles in the context of the functions of senior staff within a fire department. Topics include personnel management, labor relations, health and safety and information management. Course is based on the objectives mandated by the Illinois State Fire Marshal's office, subject to its Fire Officer II designation. Completion of this course will meet the Management IV course requirements for that certification.

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HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION
HPR 105 Health & Hygiene 2 cr. hrs.
A study of personal health issues with the goal of developing decision-making skills.  An emphasis is placed on health behavior and health decision-making dealing with consumer choices, personal habit choices, sexual choices, and chemical choices. 

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HISTORY
HIS 101 Western Civilization I 3 cr. hrs.
History of Europe to the close of the Napoleonic Wars. IAI: S2 902
HIS 111 World History I 3 cr. hrs.
Cultural, economic, and political developments throughout the world from ancient times through the 16th century. IAI: S2 912N
HIS 112 World History II 3 cr. hrs.
Cultural, economic and political developments throughout the world from the 17th century to the present. IAI: S2 913N
HIS 121 U.S. History I 3 cr. hrs.
History of the United States from the early foundation of the republic to 1877. IAI: S2 900
HIS 122 U.S. History II 3 cr. hrs.
Continuation of HIS 121 to the present. IAI: S2 901

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HOMELAND SECURITY
HML 101 Essentials of Homeland Security 3 cr. hrs.
Homeland Security has become a fundamental influence in the day to day life of Americans. Threats to our nation's well being and our own personal safety have become a driving force in government policy and business practices. This course is the first of two courses which focus on the United States domestic and foreign security policies and initiatives. In this course, the student will be introduced to the history of threats to American security, and our responses to perceived danger. It will focus on the responsibilities of State and Local Governments, Private Business and Emergency Responders in the nations Homeland Security efforts.
HML 201 Terrorism: Perspective, History and Implication 3 cr. hrs.
This course presents the student with an introduction to terrorism as a political / social tool. In it the student should gain insight and perspective into how modern terrorism evolved, common motives in the use of violence for social change, understanding the various forms of terrorism and what various terrorist organizations hope to achieve. Through the gaining of perspective and the removal of misconception the student should develop a more global view of terrorism and its effects on American society.
HML 282 Incident Management for the First Responder 3 cr. hrs.
The intent of this course is to introduce the student to basic and advanced concepts inherent to the Incident Command System, National Incident Management System, and the Unified Command System. This is not a tactics course. Its focus is not on how to manage a particular incident but rather on the usage of a command structure at any incident. Within this course the student will participate in and become certified in the NIMS via the online ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 courses. These programs are provided by FEMA, the student will have to give registration information to FEMA to access these sites.

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HUMANITIES
HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities 3 cr. hrs.
Study of human values, self-perceptions, and aspirations expressed in drama, film, music, literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture with an emphasis on history, techniques, meaning, and evaluation of individual works. IAI: HF 900

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LAW ENFORCEMENT
LEN 101 Law Enforcement I -- Overview 3 cr. hrs.
A general examination of the various aspects of police, court, probation, correction, and parole practices.
LEN 150 Scientific Criminal Investigation 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: LEN 101 consent of the instructor
The technique of crime scene investigation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of information, interrogation, and instrumentation in the solution and preparation of criminal cases for trial.
LEN 212 Criminal Law 3 cr. hrs.
Study of legal terminology and definitions of crimes, criminal procedures, criminal responsibility, analysis of crimes and their proof in the context of practical fact situations.

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MATHEMATICS
MAT 103 Business Computation 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: MAT 008 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate JWCC math placement test score, or consent of JWCC math department
A course designed to apply basic arithmetic skills to the areas of business. Specific topics include basic arithmetic review of whole number operations, fractions and decimals; solving percent problems; simple and compound interest; checking and savings accounts; annuities; employee wages, salaries, commissions, federal income tax and social security tax; buying and selling of stocks and bonds.
MAT 109 Elementary Statistics 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: MAT 012 with a grade of "A" or MAT 013 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate JWCC math placement test score, or consent of JWCC math department
A study of the collection and interpretation of statistical data. Specific topics include description of sample data; probability; probability distributions; sampling; estimation; testing hypotheses; correlation and regression. IAI: M1902
MAT 113 College Algebra 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: MAT 012 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate JWCC math placement test score, or consent of JWCC developmental education department
This course is intended for students who require additional algebraic skills before entering a transfer level college mathematics course. Specific topics include solving linear equations and inequalities; factoring polynomials; algebraic fractions; operations with radicals; quadratic equations; applications of linear and quadratic equations; systems of equations; operations with polynomials; functions; graphing functions and conic sections. Repeatable 3 times.

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NURSING
NUR 101 Introduction to Health Care 1 cr. hr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the PN or ADN program
An introduction to the health care system for students preparing for employment in health care settings. Includes principles of professional communications, legal and ethical implications of practice, members of the health care team, and problem solving. Provides a theoretical foundation for patient care through an introduction to topics such as therapeutic communication, spiritual and cultural care, loss and grief, and medical terminology. Course is required for the PN certificate or the AAS degree in nursing.
NUR 111 Nutrition 3 cr. hrs.
This course is designed to introduce basic concepts of nutrition with emphasis on the relationship of nutrition to health and wellness. Nutrient knowledge is focused on food selection that supports a healthy diet. The development of eating habits across the life span is explored. Issues related to nutrition such as food safety, supplement use, eating disorders, and community food programs are analyzed.
NUR 181 Pharmacology 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: Admission to the PN or ADN program or consent of instructor
This course is a review of drug groups organized by body systems and includes principles of pharmacology and medication administration for each drug group. Nursing process, patient education and developmental considerations are integrated in the content.

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OFFICE TECHNOLOGY
OFT 212 Keyboarding Document Production 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: OFT 102 with a grade of "C" or above
This course is designed to help the student develop the strong keyboarding, word processing, and formatting skills that will be needed for communicating and working. Repeatable 2 times.

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PHILOSOPHY
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 cr. hrs.
Introduction to basic problems, procedures and systems of philosophy and the development of powers over independent analysis on the student with a constructive attitude toward knowledge. IAI: H4 900
PHL 111 Logic/Critical Thinking 3 cr. hrs.
This course covers inductive and deductive methods in logic. It is designed to assist students in methods of logical analysis and reasoning.
PHL 121 Ethics 3 cr. hrs.
A study of values. This course is designed to assist students in the development of a philosophic understanding of human nature, moral philosophy, and principles of ethics that will help them assume individualized responsibility in a democratic society. IAI: H4 904
PHL 201 Major World Religions 3 cr. hrs.
A study of the great religions of the world today. IAI: H5 904N

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POLITICAL SCIENCE
PSC 101 American Government 3 cr. hrs.
Fundamentals of federal, state and local governments with emphasis on national government, including the Constitution of the United States. IAI: S5900

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PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 cr. hrs.
Basic introduction to the major areas of psychology -- the science of behavior. Areas of emphasis include history and research, personality theory and motivation, human development, brain and behavior, intelligence and cognition, learning and memory, stress and emotion, and psycho pathology and therapy. Course will focus on both human behavior and animal models and will combine research with real life application throughout. IAI: S6 900
PSY 123 Career Management 1 cr. hrs.
Strategy and skills for developing a career management program, particularly self-assessment, decision making, life planning, and communication skills, for the individual entering or re-entering the job market, moving within occupations, or changing occupations.
PSY 145 Human Relations to the Workplace 3 cr. hrs.
Introduction to the application of psychology and guidelines for the field of human relationships in the workplace. The course will examine the information and guidelines to promote effective functioning in the workplace. Topics covered will include diversity in the workplace, groups and organizations, ethics, productivity, teamwork communication, and motivation. Also emphasized will be workplace attitudes for job satisfaction, interpersonal relations, dealing with stress and discrimination, and career choice planning.
PSY 202 Child Psychology 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: PSY 101
A psychological examination of human development from conception to adolescence. Topics include interaction of diverse influences of biological factors, social structure, cognitive, individual personality, physical development, and various environmental forces. IAI: S6 903
PSY 233 Developmental Psychology 3 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: PSY 101
A study of human development from conception across the life span to death. Attention will be given to physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of development. IAI: S6 902

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES
RST 101 Introduction to the Bible 3 cr. hrs.
A study of Jewish and Christian scriptures from a historical viewpoint with emphasis on literary genres in the Bible and the relationship to western culture. Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in RST 111 or RST 112. IAI: H5 901

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SCIENCE
SCI 105 Weather and Climate 4 cr. hrs.
An elementary survey of the properties of the atmosphere and the principles that govern weather and climate change. Real-time weather data will be used to predict weather and historical data archives to study climate. 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours

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SOCIOLOGY
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr. hrs.
The systematic study of human social behavior and social groups. Focuses on the influence of social relationships on people's attitudes and behavior and how societies are established and change. Emphasis is placed on application of scientific methods to social problems. IAI: S7 900
SOC 111 Social Problems 3 cr. hrs.
Identification and analysis of current major social problems in the United States from the viewpoint of the major contributing factors and programs of prevention and treatment. IAI: S7 901
SOC 224 Marriage and the Family 3 cr. hrs.
The social context of marriage and family patterns in the current American society; nature, purpose and obligations of marriage and family. IAI: S7 902

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SPANISH
SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I 4 cr. hrs.
Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation, with emphasis on reading, writing and conversation. Also incorporates geography, customs, and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours
SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II 4 cr. hrs.
Prerequisite: SPN 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Continuation of Elementary Spanish I, continuing to emphasize development of proficiency in the language in five areas: listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural understanding. In class, students will be actively engaged in communicating in Spanish and learning about the Spanish-speaking world. 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours

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