Location

West Classroom Complex
(505) 566-3514 or 3276

School Office Hours

Fall & Spring
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm
Summer
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm

Program Plan

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Accounting
4.0 credits ACCT-201: Fundamentals of Accounting I
This course gives the student a solid foundation in generally accepted accounting principles beginning with basic double-entry concepts, classification of accounts, preparation of financial statements, special-purpose journals, and the measurement and reporting of assets and current liabilities. Emphasis is on the sole proprietorship, including both service and merchandising entities. [NM Common Course Number: ACCT 2113, Business Transfer Module]
Prerequisites: Math-096 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Math and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits ACCT-202: Fundamentals of Accounting II
This course begins with the accounting for partnerships and corporations, long-term investments and debt, statement of cash flows, and financial statement analysis. This is followed by a study of managerial accounting including cost flows, behavior, allocations and control, with standards and variance analysis, product costing using job order and process systems, and operating and capital budgeting. [NM Common Course Number: ACCT 2123, Business Transfer Module]
Prerequisites: Take ACCT-201 or take ACCT-175 and ACCT-176;
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ACCT-216: Spreadsheet Accounting
This course is a hands-on spreadsheet accounting course designed to help students apply previous knowledge and processes of financial and managerial accounting to a computerized environment using popular spreadsheet software.
Prerequisites: Take COSC-125.
Corequisites: ACCT-202
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ACCT-218: Computerized Accounting
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of using computerized accounting software. Through the use of computer simulations, the student will demonstrate the ability to set up an accounting system using a hands-on approach, which integrates an understanding of accounting with mastery of the software. Activities will include the preparation and completion of quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports along with financial statements and various tax reports as required.
Prerequisites: Take ACCT-175 and ACCT-176 or ACCT-201.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ACCT-220: Payroll Accounting
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of accounting for small businesses. Through the use of manual and computer payroll simulations, the student will demonstrate the ability to set up employee records, determine and calculate wages and deductions, and prepare the required governmental and tax reports. Technology is incorporated to give students hands-on experience based on the current practices of payroll specialists.
Prerequisites: Take ACCT-175 and ACCT-176 or take ACCT-201.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ACCT-221: Intermediate Accounting I
Current financial accounting practices are studied with emphasis on the application of accounting theory. This course deals primarily with financial accounting and reporting information to external users. [NM Common Course Number: ACCT 2133, Business Transfer Module]
Prerequisites: Take ACCT-202
Offered: SP
2.0 credits ACCT-230: Tax Help I
Classroom training for the interviewing of and income tax preparation for low income clients under the I.R.S. Tax Help New Mexico program.
Offered: FASP
2.0 credits ACCT-231: Tax Help II
The practical application of interviewing and income tax preparation functions for low income clients is performed by students under the IRS and/or Tax Help New Mexico Program.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ACCT-232: Income Tax-Individual & Proprietors
Federal income taxation of individuals and proprietorships under the Internal Revenue Code and regulations, including accounting periods, methods, income, deductions, property transactions, tax credits, and research and planning.
Prerequisites: Take ACCT-175 and ACCT-176 or take ACCT-201.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ACCT-242: Cost & Managerial Acct I
This course deals primarily with internal reporting designed to enhance the ability of management in decision making, planning, and control. The assignment of costs to products or services, budgets, standard costs, variance analysis, break-even analysis, and the study of how costs behave.
Prerequisites: Take ACCT-202
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ACCT-255: Certified Bookkeeper Capstone
This course serves as a specific capstone course following the successful completion of the Bookkeeping Certificate Program. The study will be focused on the current job market demands as related to qualified, professional bookkeepers. Students will be provided guidance and specific training towards testing and achieving the Certified Bookkeeper Designation. This course is not designed for transfer.
Offered: SP
3.0 - 4.0 credits ACCT-280: Cooperative Education
Students are employed in an approved accounting area. Individualized learning objectives will be developed that are measurable, achievable, and feasible at the outset of the course. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit.
Prerequisites: Take ACCT-202.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 3.0 credits ACCT-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 4.0 credits ACCT-299: SPTO: Special Topics

Offered: ALL
Anthropology
1.0 credits ANTH-104: Spin: (special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of Course is designed to address a variety of subject
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ANTH-110: Intro to Anthropology
Basic introduction to the concepts and methods used by anthropologists to study human groups, with an overview of the four major subfields (biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology). [NM Common Course Number ANTH 1113, Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ANTH-111: Navajo Culture
Introduces the basic values of Dine society, past and present, including the clan system, the philosophy of duality, rites and passages, and the Navajo creation story. Offered in collaboration with Dine College (NIS 111).
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ANTH-210: Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Introduces the basic concepts, methods, and theories of cultural anthropology using examples of diverse cultures from around the world to illustrate the range of human variation.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits ANTH-211: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Surveys the biological evolution of humans from the early primates to modern homo sapiens. Laboratory sections address primate, hominid, and human skeletal anatomy and paleopathology.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ANTH-212: Intro to Archaeology
Introduces students to the basic concepts, methods, and theories of archaeology with particular emphasis on the nature of archeological evidence and its interpretation.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ANTH-215: Native American History and Culture
Introduces the history and cultures of Native peoples of North America from the earliest times to the present. The course will examine culture change and the interaction of native groups with each other and European peoples. Contemporary priorities and ongoing concerns are also examined.
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ANTH-220: Anthropology of Religion
Provides a cross-cultural inquiry into the spiritual and religious belief systems of diverse peoples from around the world and investigates the practices and symbols through which these beliefs are expressed and enacted. Emphasis is on non-western cultures.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score.
Offered: SP, Odd Year
3.0 credits ANTH-230: Cultural Ecology
Examines the relationship of humans to their environments using archaeological and ethnographic data from around the world. Particular focus on the social and technological adaptations of human groups to desert environments.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ANTH-252: Peoples of Latin America
Explores the various cultures and peoples of Latin America, concentrating on one region or culture at any given time. Offered as an interdisciplinary field-based intensive study experience. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ANTH-254: Contemporary Cultures of the 4 Corners
Explores the rich cultural diversity that gives the Four Corners such a distinctive character. Emphasis is placed on the experiences and contributions of the Native Americans, Hispanics, European immigrants, and others who have made their homes here.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ANTH-255: Ancient Peoples-Southwest
Studies the unique prehistoric residents of the Four Corners through classroom lectures, films, slides, and field trips. [NM Common Course Number ANTH 2313, Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score.
Offered: FALL, Even Year
3.0 credits ANTH-271: Intro to the Study of Language
Introduces the study of linguistics including the basic structure of language, first and second language acquisition, bilingualism, and social and regional variation.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 or permission of instructor.
Offered: FASP
1.0 - 6.0 credits ANTH-280: Internship
Supervised work placement in an organization where anthropological skills and/or knowledge may be acquired or utilized. Students will perform duties related to the academic disciplines of anthropology and will submit a term paper, case study, or approved academic project. Evaluation will be by the professor with written input from the work supervisor. Permission of Instructor required.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
9.0 credits ANTH-288: Archaeological Field Methods
Archaeological field school held at the B-Square Ranch to teach survey and excavation techniques as well as laboratory procedures for dealing with collected cultural materials. Lectures on Four Corners prehistory and history, field trips to local archaeological sites, and workshops on artifact and skeletal analysis are also included.
Prerequisites: Take ANTH-110 or ANTH-212
Offered: SU
6.0 credits ANTH-292: Capstone Project-Archaeology
This capstone course serves as a way to unify student work under the AA concentration in Archaeology. Under the direction of a supervisory archaeologist, the student will successfully complete an archaeological field project including contact with the appropriate officials, background research, site survey(s), production of appropriate maps, documentation of any cultural resources found, field analysis of artifacts found, report writing and submission, etc.
Prerequisites: TAKE ANTH-110 ANTH-212 ANTH-255 and ANTH-288
Offered: DMND
Art
1.0 credits ARTS-104: SPIN: (special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subject
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 3.0 credits ARTS-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
3.0 credits ARTS-110: Orientation in Art
Emphasis on contemporary approaches to painting, sculpture, architecture and industrial arts and crafts. Understanding of materials and processes and basic design principles is stressed through direct experience and heightened perception. [NM Common Course Number, ARTS 1013, Area V; Humanities and Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-111: Survey of Native American Art
Provides an overview of Native American art from earliest cultures to contemporary. Emphasizes tribal perspectives on aesthetics, resources, and innovations.
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FALL, Even Year
3.0 credits ARTS-112: Beginning Drawing I
Utilizes various methods and materials with emphasis on the perception of form in many areas of subject matter and consideration of the elements of composition.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-113: Drawing II
Continuation of ARTS 112.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-112.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ARTS-125: Basic Watercolor Techniques
Pursuing individual expression through techniques of wash, blending, color mixing, textural effects and brush manipulation.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ARTS-131: Navajo Rug Weaving I
Introduction to the process and techniques of Navajo weaving, including preparation of the wool, setting up the loom and warp, weaving techniques, and design elements. Basic origin stories and the history of Navajo rug weaving will also be covered.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ARTS-151: Two Dimensional Design
Problems in form, line, texture and space using various media and techniques. Emphasis on the principles of expressive pictorial composition, proportion, balance, rhythm, and contrast.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-152: Color Theory I
Study and application of the objective principles of color and its psychological, emotional and symbolic effects.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-162: Color Theory II
Continuation of ARTS 152.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-152.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-171: Intro to Interior Design
An introduction to basic interior design, to include color coordination, furniture arrangement, unusual window treatments, choice of fabric and floor coverings, and accessories. This course will help participants understand the overall concept of design, and will help students develop skills associated with design projects.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ARTS-215: Human Figure Drawing I
Utilizes various methods and materials with emphasis on the perception of the human figure. Drawing from the live model and the skeleton.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-216: Human Figure Drawing II
Continuation of ARTS 215.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-215.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-217: Art-Elementary School Teachers
Orientation into the methods, philosophy and media of art practiced in the elementary school.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ARTS-225: Advanced Watercolor
Continuation of ARTS 125 with specialization in individual style.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-125.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ARTS-231: Navajo Rug Weaving II
Continuation of ARTS 131 to include further development of the processes and techniques of Navajo weaving, with a special emphasis on advanced weaving techniques and design.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS 131.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ARTS-251: Beginning Painting
Painting in various traditional and non-traditional media. Pursuing individual expression through painting techniques in relation to a broad scope of art concepts and styles.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-252: Painting II
Continuation of ARTS 251.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-251.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-253: Painting III
Continuation of ARTS 252.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-252.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-254: Painting IV
Continuation of ARTS 253.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-253.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-265: Beginning Sculpture I
An introduction to sculpture and methods and materials using additive, subtractive and manipulative techniques.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ARTS-266: Sculpture II
Continuation of ARTS 265.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-265.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ARTS-267: Metal Sculpture
This course will provide students with basic knowledge and hands-on experience to perform techniques and applications as applied to metal sculpture using oxy/acetylene, gas metal arc, and gas tungsten arc welding equipment.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-268: Sculpture III
This course will focus on the development of the student's personal aesthetic while continuing to analyze the use of form and surface to create content. Developing a body of work and documentation for a portfolio.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-265 and ARTS-266.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ARTS-275: Pottery & Clay Arts I
Introduction to clay arts including techniques of hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-276: Pottery & Clay Arts II
Continuation of ARTS 275.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-275.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-283: Pottery & Clay Arts III
Continuation of pottery and clay techniques for the advanced pottery student. Focus will be on production pottery and development of personal style.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-276.
Offered: FASP
1.0 - 4.0 credits ARTS-299: Special Topics in Art
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND
Communication
3.0 credits COMM-110: Public Speaking
The purpose of this class is to develop students' public speaking skills so that they can become more confident and effective speakers. Students will write and present both persuasive and informative speeches. [NM Common Course Number COMM 1113, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: (RDNG-050 or RDNG 096) and ENGL-050 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits COMM-111: Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase student's awareness of the role that interpersonal communication plays in creating and maintaining personal and professional relationships. Emphasis of instruction is on improving one-to-one communication skills. Topics covered include self-concept, perception, non-verbal communication, listening, feedback, and effective use of language. [NM Common Course Number COMM 1213, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: (RDNG-050 or RDNG-096) and ENGL-050 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits COMM-120: Bus & Prof Communication
This course develops the interpersonal, small group, and public communication skills most useful in business and professional organizations.
Prerequisites: (RDNG-050 or RDNG-096) and ENGL-050 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits COMM-220: Intercultural Communi
This course introduces students to the basic concepts, theories and skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly multicultural world. Units of study include cultural differences in communication, cultural identity, verbal and nonverbal intercultural communication, and becoming interculturally competent.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-099 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096)or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits COMM-225: Small Group Communication
Teamwork is an increasingly important concept in today's work place. Students in this course will learn to effectively interact in teams by studying the following small group communication phenomena: group roles; group norms; leadership; group decision-making; and problem-solving. Students will be expected to apply textbook and lecture material to an extensive group project.
Prerequisites: (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: DMND
Early Childhood Education
3.0 credits ECED-120: Guiding Young Children
Explores various theories of child guidance and the practical application of each. Provides developmentally appropriate methods for guiding children and effective strategies and suggestions for facilitating positive social interactions. Appropriate strategies for preventing and dealing with violence, aggression, anger, and stress will be included. Emphasis is placed on helping children become self-responsible, competent, independent, and cooperative learners.
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits ECED-145: Health, Safety and Nutrition
Provides information related to standards and practices that promote children?s physical and mental well-being, sound nutritional practices, and maintenance of safe learning environments. Students gain knowledge necessary for creating safe learning environments for decreasing risk and preventing childhood injury.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits ECED-150: Professionalism
Provides a broad-based orientation to the field of early care and education. Early childhood history, philosophy, ethics and advocacy are introduced. Basic principles of early childhood systems are explored. Multiple perspectives on early care and education are introduced. Professional responsibilities such as cultural responsiveness and reflective practice are examined.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: FASP
5.0 credits ECED-175: Curriculum Dev Through Play - Birth to 4
Play at the center of the curriculum in developmentally appropriate early childhood programs. It addresses content that is relevant for children birth through age four in developmentally and culturally sensitive ways of integrating content into teaching and learning experiences. Information on adapting content areas to meet the needs of children with special needs and the development of IFSP's is included. Curriculum development in all areas, including literacy, numeracy, the arts, health, science, social skills, and adaptive learning for children, birth through age four, is emphasized.
Prerequisites: ECED-225 and ECED-145. ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits ECED-222: Intro to Reading & Literacy
Designed to prepare early childhood professionals for promoting children's emergent literacy and reading development. The course addresses ways in which early childhood professionals can foster young children's phonemic awareness, literacy problem solving skills, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and language development. Strategies support the emergent literacy and reading skills of native speakers and English language learners.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ECED-225: Child Growth & Development
Provides students with the foundation for becoming a competent early childhood professional and knowledge of how young children grow, develop and learn. Major theories of child development will be integrated with all aspects of development. The adult's role in supporting each child's growth, development and learning will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: PSYC-120. ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ECED-235: Family & Community Collaboration
Examines the involvement of families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in early childhood programs. Establishing collaborative relationships with parents and others involved with children in early childhood settings are discussed.
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ECED-255: Assessment of Children
Familiarizes students with a variety of culturally appropriate assessment methods and instruments, including systematic observation. Students will develop skills for evaluating the assessment process and involving other teachers, professionals and families in the process.
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: SP
5.0 credits ECED-275: Curriculum Dev & Impl Age 3 to Grade 3
Focuses on developmentally appropriate curriculum content in early childhood programs, age 3 through third grade. Development and implementation of curriculum in all content areas, including literacy, numeracy, the arts, health and emotional wellness, science, motor and social skills, is emphasized. Information on adapting content areas to meet the needs of the children with special needs and the development if IEP's is included. This class includes a 75 hour practicum placement in an accredited and instructor approved early care and education center in addition to the regularly scheduled class meeting times. Students may be required to pass a background check.
Prerequisites: Take ECED-225, ECED-120, and ECED-145, Minimum Grade C. ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: SP
Teacher Education
1.0 credits EDUC-101: Preparation for the NMTA
Overview of the NM Teacher Assessment, test taking strategies, and essay writing. Course sections may focus on Basic Skills, Teacher Competency, or Content Knowledge portions of NMTA. Unavailable for transfer or applicable as an elective.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits EDUC-113: Substitute Teaching
Course covers state laws & regulations, classroom management, instructional skills, school safety, special education and cultural issues. Three hours classroom observation/class attendance required for certificate.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits EDUC-121: Introduction to Teaching
Provides history, governance, funding of public education in the US. Covers educational theories, effective practice and teacher?s role in multicultural education with special emphasis on diversity. Classroom observation is required.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or obtain appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer Scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits EDUC-131: Introduction to Special Education
Course covers identification of exceptional children, categories of disabilities, related accommodations and instructional methods. Requires time in school setting for observations and field experience.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or obtain appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
Elementary Ed Teacher Alternative Licensure
1.0 credits EDUC-240: The Teaching Profession
Orients students to role of teachers in relation to the classroom, professional colleagues, the school and the community. Surveys components of teacher licensure process including New Mexico Teacher Assessments, New Mexico Teaching Competencies, licensing requirements, portfolio development and K-12 content standards. Participants analyze own learning styles and do a self-inventory in relation to teaching competencies and content standards in chosen teaching area.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EDUC-242: Foundations of Education
Introduces students to major educational, social and political influences which shape today?s school environment, including special education legislation. Students study learning theories, critical thinking, multiple intelligences and learning styles. Course includes research methods, research as basis of practice and teacher research.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-250: Effective Teaching Practices
Introduces research-based, effective teaching strategies. Students practice developing unit plans and daily instructional plans, taking into account developmental level of students, accommodating diverse learning styles and selecting culturally appropriate materials. Classroom management is emphasized to provide structure for a quality learning environment. Course covers essentials of managing an inclusion classroom, working with special education coordinators and types of accommodations available for disabled students. Students practice developing assessment instruments, analyze alternative assessment methods and determine appropriate assessment for varying content, grade levels and student characteristics. School accountability, testing and assessment are discussed in context of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EDUC-244: Family, School & Community Cultures
Focus is on relationship of schools, family and community, and how schools are structured at the local, state, and national level. Covers legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities of teachers, explores diversity in the classroom & school environment and addresses strategies for parental involvement and using community resources for enriching curriculum.
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EDUC-252: Elementary Teaching Methods
Emphasizes methods and materials for teaching grades K to 8. Assists teachers to integrate technology into the classroom and with appropriate selection and use of various technologies and software applications for K-8 curriculum. Teaching and classroom management strategies are covered in relation to content area, student development and learning diversity.
Offered: SPSU Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-262: Reading in the Content Areas
Introduces foundations of literacy and language development and instructional methods for strengthening reading and writing competency across the curriculum. Current research-based instructional methods are covered in relation to diverse learners. Cultural and linguistic influences on literacy development are addressed. Classroom assessment, both formal and informal, is covered, with alternatives for intervention as needed. A variety of teaching strategies specific to content areas will be covered with objective of increasing reading and language competence at every grade level.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
OR 
3.0 credits EDUC-264: Elementary Reading & Language Dev.
Course describes processes of emergent literacy, phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, vocabulary development, fluency and comprehension in promoting effective language usage for grades preschool-2. Special consideration given to effective practices and adapting instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-275: Elementary Teaching Field Experience
Opportunity for students to conduct classroom instruction under supervision in an elementary school setting. Students will be observed and coached by the classroom teacher and by college faculty. Emphasis on connecting learning theory with actual practice, and use of reflection for continual instructional improvement.
Prerequisites: Take EDUC-240, EDUC-242, and EDUC-250.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
OR 
3.0 credits EDUC-277: Secondary Teaching Field Experience
Opportunity for students to conduct classroom instruction, under supervision, related to their content field in a secondary setting. Students are observed and coached by the classroom teacher and college faculty. Sessions emphasize connecting learning theory with actual practice, and use of reflection for continual instructional improvement.
Prerequisites: Take EDUC-240, EDUC-242, and EDUC-250.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 6.0 credits EDUC-280: Internship Practicum
The Internship Practicum course provides opportunities for observation and practical experience in elementary, secondary and Special Education settings. Major areas of specialization and endorsement are covered with emphasis on active involvement in classroom settings. The Internship Practicum examines the teacher?s role in the school system and the qualities necessary for success and growth in the teaching profession
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
English
3.0 credits ENGL-050: English Skills
Helps students build competence in sentence mechanics, grammar, and usage through active learning. May be taken either with a companion English course or on its own.
Offered: FASP
3.0 - 6.0 credits ENGL-095: Basic Writing Workshop
Helps students improve writing and reading skills. Introduces students to college culture, including academic literacy, campus resources, computer skills, and college success strategies.
Prerequisites: ENGL-050 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-098: Basic Technical Composition
Introduces communication skills useful for practical, informative writing in academic, technical, and workplace settings. Designed for technicians in certificate and A.A.S. fields.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and RDNG-096 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ENGL-099: Basic Composition
Improves students' academic and personal communication skills in preparation for college-level writing courses. Emphasizes academic literacy skills in college reading, writing, and basic use of sources.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and RDNG-096 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-111: Freshman Composition
Emphasizes academic writing, intertextuality, and analysis of rhetorical situation through writing workshop and thematic readings. [NM Common Course Number ENGL 1113, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-118: Technical Composition
Emphasizes workplace communication including letters, memos, reports, instructions, and job application materials. Designed for technicians in certificate and AAS fields.
Prerequisites: ENGL-098 or ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-125: Introduction to Creative Writing
Introduces four genres of creative writing: creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama. Students will write in each genre, learning and practicing the elements of the craft. Each student's own voice and style will be encouraged with direction and techniques for more effective writing.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 or higher.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ENGL-130: Editing and Style for Writers
Examines the elements of good creative writing and the methodologies of evaluating and editing students' own writing and that of others. Includes style and usage, diction and sentence variety, imagery, and figurative language, and how to write concisely and with expression.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ENGL-140: Exploring Literature
Introduces students to fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. In addition to learning basic literary terms and conventions, students examine ideas, themes, and perspectives from literature.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113).
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ENGL-211: Advanced Composition
Develops rhetorical and expository writing skills. Explores a variety of forms and styles with emphasis on argument and academic research. [NM Common Course Number ENGL 1123, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113).
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-218: Advanced Technical Composition
Emphasizes theory and application of workplace communication, including design principles, graphics, collaborative writing, research process, and source incorporation into a variety of documents such as letter, memos, reports, instructions, definitions, and proposals. [NM Common Course Number ENGL 2113, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-118 or ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113).
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-221: Creative Writing: Fiction
Introduces the techniques and practice of contemporary fiction including novels and short stories. Students write and share original stories in a workshop setting.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ENGL-222: Creative Writing: Poetry
Introduces the elements of poetry writing. Students read and discuss poetry, as well as experiment with their own writing and share their original poetry in a workshop setting.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of the instructor.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ENGL-223: Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
Explores the elements, genres, and styles of creative nonfiction and the requisite attributes of creative nonfiction writers--literary voice, personal interaction with subject, openness to experience, among others. Students experiment with forms such as memoir, travel, nature, personal essay, social commentary, and more.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ENGL-230: Southwest Literature
Explores fiction, poetry, biography, and other works by Anglos, Native Americans, and Hispanics. Increases students' understanding of the Southwest and its relations to the broader American culture. [NM Common Course Number 2713, Area V; Humanities]
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ENGL-235: Women's Literature
Surveys women writers from the English-speaking tradition. Includes various genres that represent the diversity of women's experiences.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: FALL, Even Year
3.0 credits ENGL-245: Native American Literature
Introduces students to historical and contemporary works by Native American writers. Examines themes relevant to cultural identity. [NM Common Course Number 2733, Area V; Humanities].
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: SP, Even Year
3.0 credits ENGL-250: Teaching Writing
Introduces methods of teaching the writing workshop and the principles of writing to learn. Includes practical as well as theoretical material applicable for teachers at any level. Students develop their own practices and philosophies of teaching writing.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ENGL-251: American Literature to 1865
Surveys major literary works from pre-colonial times to 1865. [NM Common Course Number 2513, Area V; Humanities].
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ENGL-252: American Literature From 1865 to Present
Surveys major literary works from 1865 to the present. [NM Common Course Number 2523, Area V; Humanities]
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ENGL-261: Survey of World Literature I
Surveys world literature from antiquity through the Renaissance. [NM Common Course Number 2613, Area V; Humanities].
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ENGL-262: Survey of World Literature II
Examines world literature from the Renaissance to the modern world. [NM Common Course Number 2623, Area V; Humanities].
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ENGL-271: Introduction to the Study of Language
Introduces the study of linguistics including the basic structure of language, first and second language acquisition, bilingualism, and social and regional variation. Explores linguistics issues with emphasis on their educational implications.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ENGL-272: Traditional English Grammar
Examines the form and function of words and the structure of sentences in the English language, through analysis and diagramming, with applications for teachers and writers.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: FALL
History
3.0 credits HIST-121: Western Civilization to 1700
Examines the intellectual, social, economic, cultural, and political evolution of Western Civilization from the origins of the humanity to 1700. [NM Common Course Number HIST 1053, Area V: Humanities/ Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading Scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits HIST-122: Western Civilization from 1700
Examines the intellectual, social, economic, cultural, and political evolution of Western Civilization since 1700. [NM Common Course Number HIST 1063, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits HIST-211: U.S. History to 1865
Introduces students to the history of the United States from its beginnings to the end of the Civil War. It focuses on the central themes and issues while examining the political, economic, social, intellectual and cultural developments of the era. Classes include lecture and discussion components. [NM Common Course Number HIST 1113, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits HIST-212: U.S. History From 1865
Introduces students to the history of the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present. It focuses on the central themes and issues while examining the political, economic, social, intellectual and cultural developments of the era. Classes include lecture and discussion components. [NM Common Course Number HIST 1123, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits HIST-221: Colonial Latin America
Examines the major civilizations of pre-conquest Central and South America, the Spanish and Portuguese Conquests, and the colonial history of Latin America to the completion of the independence movements of the early 19th century.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer scores.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits HIST-222: Modern Latin America
Examines the nation building process of Latin America following independence in the early 19th century to the present. Latin America will be investigated in the context of the larger world community. Classes include lecture and discussion components.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer scores.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits HIST-260: New Mexico History
Examines the history of New Mexico from the earliest times to the present, concentrating on the political, economic, social, and cultural changes that have occurred. [NM Common Course Number HIST 2113, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits HIST-270: Native American History and Culture
Introduces the history and cultures of Native peoples of North America from the earliest times to the present. The course will examine culture change and the interaction of native groups with each other and European peoples. Contemporary priorities and ongoing concerns are also examined.
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits HIST-272: Navajo History
Introduces the history of the Navajo with supporting ethnographic material. The course begins with the entrance of the Dine into the Southwest and continues to the present, with a concentration on the 20th century political and economic development. Offered in collaboration with Dine College (NIS 211).
Prerequisites: (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) and ENGL-099 or appropriate Accuplacer Reading and English scores.
Offered: FALL
1.0 - 3.0 credits HIST-299: Special Topics
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Human Services
3.0 credits HMSV-111: Intro to Human Services
An overview of the caregivers, the delivery systems, and the types of services provided within the field of Human Services, with particular emphasis on the development of the field and the roles and functions performed. Service learning required.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits HMSV-112: Principles of Interviewing
Provides basic knowledge of the interviewing process with emphasis on developing interviewing skills. The student will develop an awareness of ways in which the interviewer's background, attitudes, and behaviors influence the interview. Videotaped class interviews will provide material for discussion and critique.
Prerequisites: HMSV-111 or HMSV-220. ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits HMSV-115: Group Dynamics
Drawing on both theoretical and observer-participation models, the student will explore various relationships as they develop in one-on-one, small group, and large group settings.
Prerequisites: HMSV-111 or HMSV-220. ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits HMSV-220: Intro to Substance Abuse
This course will provide students with an historical overview of substance abuse, as well as an introduction to types and levels of intervention.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits HMSV-222: BioMed Pharm Foundations
This course will focus on the impact of various drug classes on the immune system, the digestive system, the cardiovascular system, the liver, the nervous system and the skin, muscle, and respiratory systems. In addition, the course will introduce students to the brain systems and neuronal function related to drug effects and drug actions.
Prerequisites: HMSV-220. ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits HMSV-226: Substance Abuse Diagnosis/Assessment
Students will gain an understanding of comprehensive assessment strategies. Special attention will be given to assessing adolescents, methods for interviewing significant others, and the validity of assessment instruments.
Prerequisites: HMSV-220. ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits HMSV-228: Treatment Modalities
This course will introduce the major intervention and treatment strategies for substance abuse. Special consideration will be given to the prediction of treatment outcomes.
Prerequisites: Take HMSV-220 and HMSV-226.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits HMSV-230: Relapse Prevention & Recovery
Students will gain insight into the various stages of the recovery process. Special emphasis will be given to the etiology of relapse and the major models of relapse prevention and counseling.
Prerequisites: Take HMSV-220.
Offered: DMND
2.0 credits HMSV-232: Twelve Core Functions
Putting it all together. Screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment plan, counseling, case management, crises intervention, client education, referral, records, consultation.
Prerequisites: Take HMSV-220.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits HMSV-246: Drugs and Behavior
Introduces students to a basic understanding of the physiological effects of drugs on the brain and how this relates to specific behavior. Brain behavior interactions and how drugs affect this interaction will be presented. This course is co-listed with PSYC-246.
Prerequisites: PSYC-120. ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits HMSV-250: Practicum in Human Services
For students in the Generalist Track. Practical experience in a clinical setting involving service to clients and patients; understanding the helping process; developing skills in observation, report writing and interviewing; guidance in establishing therapeutic relationships with individuals.
Prerequisites: HMSV 111, HMSV 220, or SOCI 213. ENGL 111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits HMSV-255: Practicum in Alcohol/Drug Abuse
Practical experience in a clinical setting dealing specifically with substance abuse; understanding the helping process; developing skill in observation, report writing and interviewing; guidance in establishing therapeutic relationships.
Prerequisites: HMSV 111, HMSV 220, or SOCI 213. ENGL 111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits HMSV-265: Public Policy & Social Change
This course will provide an overview of the structures and processes of public policy. The course will examine how social change is brought about through the actions of various agents. This course is also listed as POLS 265 Public Policy and Social Change.
Prerequisites: SOCI-110 or SOCI-213 and HMSV-111 or HMSV-220. ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) and appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits HMSV-270: HMSV Profession & Practices
This course may be paired with HMSV Practicum 250 and HMSV Practicum 255. Students are required to enroll in this class prior to or while completing their HMSV Practicum. It will enable students to achieve a greater understanding of their practicum internship while examining professional ethics, conduct and a wide range of practice situations.
Prerequisites: HMSV-111, HMSV-220 or SOCI-213. ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
Modern Languages
4.0 credits GERM-111: Elementary German I
Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Uses a communicative approach to cover vocabulary, grammar, conversation, and culture.
Offered: DMND
4.0 credits GERM-112: Elementary German II
Continuation of GERM-111.
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 3.0 credits NAVA-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
4.0 credits NAVA-111: Elementary Navajo I
Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to communicate at a basic level. Uses a communicative approach to cover vocabulary, grammar, conversation, and culture.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits NAVA-112: Elementary Navajo II
Continuation of NAVA-111.
Prerequisites: Take NAVA-111.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits NAVA-115: Reading & Writing Navajo
For students fluent in Navajo but lacking skills in reading and writing.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits NAVA-261: Navajo Oral Trad & Styles
Examines philosophical thoughts discussed by Navajo elders by listening to and analyzing various oral styles including storytelling, oratory, prayers, and lectures. English and Navajo instruction. Offered in collaboration with Dine College (NIS 261).
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits RUSS-111: Elem Russian I
Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Uses a communicative approach to cover vocabulary, grammar, conversation, and culture.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits RUSS-112: Elementary Russian II
Continuation of RUSS-111.
Prerequisites: Take RUSS-111.
Offered: DMND
4.0 credits SPAN-111: Elementary Spanish I
Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Uses a communicative approach to cover vocabulary, grammar, conversation, and culture.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits SPAN-112: Elementary Spanish II
Continuation of SPAN-111.
Prerequisites: Take SPAN-111.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits SPAN-211: Intermediate Spanish I
Continuation of SPAN-112.
Prerequisites: Take SPAN-112.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits SPAN-212: Intermediate Spanish II
Continuation of SPAN-211.
Prerequisites: Take SPAN-211.
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 4.0 credits SPAN-299: Special Topics
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND
Music
3.0 credits MUSI-110: Introduction to Music
Elementary music theory and study of music history by period, composer, and composition. [NM Common Course Number MUSI 1013, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits MUSI-111: Music History
Exploration of the classical music of western society from its earliest origins through the late 20th century innovations. [NM Common Course Number MUSI 1313, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits MUSI-112: World Music
World Music highlights social and musical aspects of each culture. Music of India, China, Japan, Indonesia, Africa, Latin America, and Native Americans is studied. [NM Common Course Number MUSI 1113, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits MUSI-114: Fundamentals of Music Theory
Introduction to basic materials and concepts of music theory, rhythm, and harmony. Open to all students. [NM Common Course Number MUSI 1213, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits MUSI-115: Roots of American Pop Music
The music of America is a multicultural blend whose roots are found in Africa, on Broadway, in the Caribbean and South America, at the Grand Ole Opry and in Native American and Pacific American music. By examining those roots we trace the development of jazz, rhythm and blues, folk, and rock and its various descendants. Listening includes in-class and web-based musical examples for outside-of-class listening. Student presentations on areas of interest serve as capstone projects.
Prerequisites: ENGL 099 or score 85+ on the English Accuplacer
Offered: SP
1.0 credits MUSI-120: APMU: Instrumental
Private instruction in instrumental music for woodwind, brass, and other instruments not specifically listed. May be repeated for a total of three hours. Students are required to participate in an ensemble. Faculty permission required.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MUSI-121: APMU: Guitar
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits MUSI-122: APMU: Percussion
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MUSI-123: APMU: Piano
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits MUSI-124: APMU: Voice
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits MUSI-130: Music Theory
Major and minor key signatures and scales, intervals, four-part harmony writing; diatonic seventh chords and common chord modulation. For music majors or those who meet pre-requisites.
Prerequisites: Take MUSI-110 or MUSI-114.
Corequisites: MUSI-140, MUSI-150
3.0 credits MUSI-131: Music Theory II
A continuation of MUSI 130. The study of secondary dominants and study of It 6, Gr 6 and Fr 6 chords.
Prerequisites: Take MUSI-130 or permission of instructor.
Corequisites: MUSI-141, MUSI-151
2.0 credits MUSI-140: Sight Singing & Dictation I
Aural recognition of all diatonic intervals, melodic phrases, rhythms, scales, and triads.
Corequisites: MUSI-130, MUSI-150
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits MUSI-141: Sight Singing & Dictation II
A continuation of MUSI 140 with emphasis on four-part dictation.
Prerequisites: Take MUSI-140 or permission if instructor.
Corequisites: MUSI-131, MUSI-151
Offered: SP
1.0 credits MUSI-150: Keyboard Harmony I
Practice at the keyboard of theories and harmonic progressions studied in MUSI 130 and 131.
Corequisites: MUSI-130, MUSI-140
Offered: FALL
1.0 credits MUSI-151: Keyboard Harmony II
A continuation of MUSI 150 with emphasis on expanded harmonic progressions.
Prerequisites: Take MUSI-150 or permission of instructor.
Corequisites: MUSI-131, MUSI-141
Offered: SP
1.0 credits MUSI-157: Class Piano I-Beginning
A class piano experience in which the student will be introduced to learning how to play the piano. No experience necessary.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits MUSI-158: Class Piano II
A continuation of Class Piano I, with emphasis on technique, sight-reading, and performance practices. For people who need to tune up their skills.
Prerequisites: Take MUSI-157 or permission of instructor.
Offered: FASP
2.0 credits MUSI-159: Functional Piano
The study of accomplishment pattern, improvisation and transposition, and sight reading to aid classroom music teaching. Music majors and others by instructor's consent.
Prerequisites: Take MUSI-130, MUSI-114 or permission of instructor.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits MUSI-165: Beginning Guitar Group Instruction
Recognition of chords, chord patterns, individual notes, and simple picking patterns.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits MUSI-166: Int/Adv Guitar Group Instruction
For students who already play but who want more complex study of advanced chords and chord changes, and complicated picking styles.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits MUSI-171: Voice Class
For students who have not studied voice. Group study of technique and vocal execution, and individual study.
Offered: FASP
1.0 - 3.0 credits MUSI-172: Concert Choir
Large mixed choral group. Covers choral literature from all periods and styles. No audition required. May be repeated for pleasure as often as desired. Performance oriented.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits MUSI-173: Chorale
Study and performance of advanced and a cappella choral literature. Participation in concerts and community performances. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 3.0 credits MUSI-174: Vocal Ensemble
Small choral group (pop, rock, country), specializing in contemporary music. Audition required in Fall. Students will have a performance obligation for Fall, Spring and Summer (through end of July).
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits MUSI-175: Audio Amplification
Introduction to sound reinforcement techniques; knowledge of amps, mics, mixing boards; cables, proper connections. Hands on experience. Lab hours during class period, and some lab hours will occur at other times of the week, as activities become available.
Offered: FASP
2.0 credits MUSI-178: Musical Comedy Workshop
Performance in productions within a musical comedy scope to include singing, acting, dance, character study, costuming, set, and set changes.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits MUSI-180: Concert Band
Study and performance of major works composed for large wind and percussion ensemble. Participation in concerts and community performances. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits MUSI-182: Jazz Big Band
Study and performance of big band jazz. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MUSI-183: Early Music Ensemble
Study and performance of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music on period instruments. Music reading ability required.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits MUSI-184: Orchestra
This course will provide students an opportunity to prepare orchestral music in an educational environment and perform regularly scheduled concerts each semester. Enrollment is open to all players with a minimum of high school level playing ability. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: FASP
2.0 credits MUSI-185: Choral Conducting
Covers basic knowledge of beat patterns, terminology, stylistic traits, and problem solving in choral & instrumental rehearsal and performance.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits MUSI-187: Jazz Combo
Study and performance of small ensemble jazz. emphasis on improvisation in a variety of styles. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits MUSI-188: Brass Ensemble
Study and performance of musical literature for brass ensemble.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits MUSI-190: Computers in Music
Students learn about the latest computer-based technology in the Musical Instrumental Digital Interface (MIDI) keyboard lab. Musical composition, arranging, sequencing, and using musical resources on the internet.
Offered: SP
1.0 credits MUSI-191: Rock Combo
Study and performance of a wide range of rock, pop, and commercial music since the 1950's.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MUSI-201: APMU: Brass
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three hours. Students are required to participate in ensemble. Faculty Permission.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MUSI-202: APMU: Percussion
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three hours. Students are required to participate in ensemble. Faculty Permission.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MUSI-203: APMU: Piano
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three hours.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits MUSI-204: APMU: Guitar
Private instruction in music for guitar. May be repeated for a total of three hours.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits MUSI-205: APMU: Woodwinds
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three hours. Students are required to participate in an ensemble. Faculty Permission required.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MUSI-206: APMU: Voice
Private instruction in voice. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
1.0 credits MUSI-207: APMU: Strings
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of 3 hours. Students are required to participate in an ensemble. Faculty Permission required.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits MUSI-218: Music in the Elem Classroom
An introductory or refresher course for elementary classroom or future teachers. The course is designed for the student with little or no musical background. Musical experiences at the elementary level.
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits MUSI-220: APMU: Instrumental
Advanced private instruction in instrumental music. May be repeated for a total of 3 credit hours. Students are required to participate in an ensemble. Faculty Permission required.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits MUSI-275: Digital Audio Recording
A continuation of MUSI 175 with emphasis on advanced recording techniques. Track recording into digital format; computerized digital editing with knowledge of WaveLab, Digital Performer, Pro-Tools, MasterTrax, and other music editing programs. Individual and group lab projects required.
Prerequisites: Take MUSI-175 or permission of instructor.
Offered: SP
1.0 - 4.0 credits MUSI-299: Special Topics
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND
Philosophy
3.0 credits PHIL-110: Introduction to Philosophy
A historical survey of the main branches of philosophy; metaphysics, theory of knowledge, ethics, and aesthetics. Some treatment of the philosophies of religion, language, science, political, and social philosophy. [NM Common Course Number PHIL 1113, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits PHIL-115: Introduction to Ethics
The philosophical examination of the concept of morality and development of an appreciation for the difficulty of ethical judgments in practice. [NM Common Course Number PHIL 2113, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits PHIL-271: Navajo Philosophy
Examines Dine philosophical thought regarding metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, ethics, religion, and traditional social structure. Offered in collaboration with Dine College (NIS 371).
Prerequisites: Take ANTH-111.
Offered: SP, Odd Year
Photography
3.0 credits PHOT-150: Basic Photography
This course is designed for the beginning photography student. The students will learn camera operation, the interaction of light on film, design principles, lighting, film processing, and printing black and white photographs in the darkroom. An introduction to the history of photography will enable students to understand the context of photography and image creation. Students must have a 35mm film camera with manual controls.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits PHOT-160: Digital Photography
This course teaches basic digital editing using PhotoShop CS4. Students will learn how to operate a digital camera, download images, basic editing workflow and printing. Color theory will be introduced and creating artistic visual images will be emphasized. Students must have a digital camera with manual controls.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits PHOT-220: Intermediate Photography
This course will introduce fine art film and printing techniques using the Zone System. Different films, papers and developers will be explored. The process of interpreting, evaluating and theorizing photographs will be discussed. Presentation methods will be explored and an emphasis will be on creating a strong portfolio of images.
Prerequisites: Take PHOT-150.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits PHOT-240: Intermediate Digital Photography
This course explores creativity and the making of personal images in the context of understanding visual culture and self-expression. Students will explore their interest in photography and learn to 'see' as a photographer. Student will become proficient in writing and talking about photographs and how this impacts their own work. The course covers other photographers and art theory. The course uses Photoshop CS4 for editing and enhancing images. Included in class time is a lab.
Prerequisites: Take PHOT-160.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits PHOT-252: Advanced Photography
Advanced concepts of photography will be explored resulting in the development of a personal portfolio of images.
Prerequisites: Take PHOT-220.
Offered: FALL
1.0 - 4.0 credits PHOT-299: Special Topics
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND
Political Science
3.0 credits POLS-110: Intro to Political Science
Political Science 110 will introduce students to the major concepts of the discipline of political science, and will teach students to apply these concepts to current and historical events. The course is designed to enable students to think critically about local, national, and world politics. [NM Common Course Number POLS 1113, Area IV; Behavioral/Social Science Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer Scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits POLS-150: American Political Issues
Major problems of American society in their political implications and possible solutions.
Prerequisites: (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) and ENGL-095 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits POLS-160: International Political Issues
The course is designed to familiarize students with current developments, issues, and actors in world politics.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer Scores.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits POLS-210: State & Local Government
A study of the history, nature, organization and operation of state and local government in the United States, including an analysis of their relationship with the federal government.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits POLS-220: Native American Politics
Examines Native American political issues and government dynamics in contemporary and historical times. Themes include: history and structures of tribal government; cultural issues; intergovernmental dynamics; and the role of tribal politics in contemporary Native American life.
Offered: FALL, Even Year
3.0 credits POLS-230: Political Ideas
A critical examination of ideas such as justice, democracy, freedom, citizenship, and others, through an exploration of political thought from ancient to contemporary times.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits POLS-240: Comparative Politics
The course is designed to give students the ability to understand and evaluate political regimes by focusing on the political history, socioeconomic structure and contemporary political institutions and behavior. These phenomena will be examined as they occur in countries representing diverse cultures, geographies, and levels of development.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 or Accuplacer English test score of 85 or higher (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or Accuplacer Reading test score of 82 or higher
Offered: SP
3.0 credits POLS-250: American National Government
The course is designed to give students an overview of the institutions, processes, and outcomes of American government. Students are encouraged to think critically about the importance of these institutions and processes in addressing the issues that American society faces in the twenty-first century. [NM Common Course Number POLS 1123, Area IV; Behavioral/Social Science Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits POLS-265: Public Policy & Social Change
This course will provide an overview of the structures and processes of public policy. This course will examine how social change is brought about through the actions of various agents including interest groups, advocacy coalitions, and executive, legislative and judicial policy processes. Also listed as HMSV 265 Public Policy and Social Change.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL
1.0 - 3.0 credits POLS-280: Internship
The internship will consist of supervised work placement in a government or government-related organization with the student performing duties related to the academic curricula of political science. Students are required to submit a term paper, case study, or an approved academic project related to the work performed. Evaluation will be by the professor with written input from the work supervisor.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 4.0 credits POLS-299: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND
Psychology
3.0 credits PSYC-115: Interpersonal & Career Dev
An introductory study of communication and interpersonal relationships in the service occupations.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits PSYC-120: Introduction to Psychology
Introduces students/learners to the science of human behavior and mental processes. The course will survey contemporary research and theory in psychology with the goal of broadening the students' understanding of self and others. [NM Common Course Number PSYC 1113, Area IV; Behavioral/Social Science Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits PSYC-210: Stats for Social & Behavioral Science
Presentation of the basic principles of statistics including description and interpretation of data. Provides an acquaintance to basic statistical principles that can be applied to the fields in the Social Sciences.
Prerequisites: PSYC-120. (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits PSYC-230: Human Development
Introduces learners to the study of the physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects of human development from conception through adulthood. Emphasis is placed on research and applications.
Prerequisites: PSYC-120. (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits PSYC-246: Drugs and Behavior
Introduces the student to the effects of drugs on behavior. Brain-behavior interactions and how drugs affect this interaction will be presented. This course is co-listed with HMSV-246.
Prerequisites: PSYC-120. (RDNG099 OR RDNG-113) and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits PSYC-265: Abnormal Psychology
An introduction to the study of adjustment failures.
Prerequisites: PSYC-120. (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits PSYC-270: Human Sexuality
Introduces learners to an exploration of the physiological, psychological, and sociological factors that influence sexual behavior, sex roles, and sexual identity.
Prerequisites: PSYC-120. (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits PSYC-275: Theories of Personality
Introduces learners to the major theories in the development of personality.
Prerequisites: PSYC-120. (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits PSYC-286: Cognitive Psychology
Study of cognitive abilities such as attention, memory, problem solving comprehension, categorization and reasoning.
Prerequisites: PSYC-120. (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: DMND
Reading
3.0 credits RDNG-113: Academic Reading and Study
Develop academic reading and study skills for college, using authentic academic textbook material.
Prerequisites: (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) minimum grade C, or appropriate Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits RDNG-252: Diagnostic Teaching Reading/Elem School
Provides elementary education students and teachers with a theoretical and practical overview of reading instruction in the elementary classroom, Grades 2-6. A compendium of instructional procedures will be covered for teaching the reading and writing processes. The course will cover phonemic awareness, vocabulary development, phonics, fluency and reading comprehension, both reader factors and text factors. Assessment of student literacy development will also be covered as well as differentiating reading and writing instruction and designing and organizing the reading classroom.
Offered: SU
3.0 credits RDNG-256: Reading in the Content Fields
An in-depth study of reading and study skills. The structures of the different disciplines studied in all grades.
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 99.0 credits RDNG-ELEC: Reading Elective
3.0 credits RDNG-096: Introduction to Reading
A reading course combining introductory and middle level reading skills. Course focuses on word knowledge, and fundamental reading skills and strategies applied to different types of readings, including textbooks. Improving reading speed is also covered. Successful completion of this course (C or better) requires no other developmental (remedial) reading course.
Prerequisites: Appropriate Reading Accuplacer Score or RDNG-050 Minimum Grade C.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits RDNG-099: College Reading
This course begins with the essential reading skills such as vocabulary, main ideas, and inferences. Course gradually moves from shorter to longer readings and then progresses to higher level reading skills such purpose and tone, argument, and author's bias. Improving reading speed is also covered. Successful completion of this course (C or better) requires no other reading course. This course will be accepted in lieu of RDNG 113.
Prerequisites: (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Reading Accuplacer Score. Minimum Grade C
Secondary Ed Teacher Alternative Licensure
1.0 credits EDUC-240: The Teaching Profession
Orients students to role of teachers in relation to the classroom, professional colleagues, the school and the community. Surveys components of teacher licensure process including New Mexico Teacher Assessments, New Mexico Teaching Competencies, licensing requirements, portfolio development and K-12 content standards. Participants analyze own learning styles and do a self-inventory in relation to teaching competencies and content standards in chosen teaching area.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EDUC-242: Foundations of Education
Introduces students to major educational, social and political influences which shape today?s school environment, including special education legislation. Students study learning theories, critical thinking, multiple intelligences and learning styles. Course includes research methods, research as basis of practice and teacher research.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-250: Effective Teaching Practices
Introduces research-based, effective teaching strategies. Students practice developing unit plans and daily instructional plans, taking into account developmental level of students, accommodating diverse learning styles and selecting culturally appropriate materials. Classroom management is emphasized to provide structure for a quality learning environment. Course covers essentials of managing an inclusion classroom, working with special education coordinators and types of accommodations available for disabled students. Students practice developing assessment instruments, analyze alternative assessment methods and determine appropriate assessment for varying content, grade levels and student characteristics. School accountability, testing and assessment are discussed in context of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EDUC-244: Family, School & Community Cultures
Focus is on relationship of schools, family and community, and how schools are structured at the local, state, and national level. Covers legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities of teachers, explores diversity in the classroom & school environment and addresses strategies for parental involvement and using community resources for enriching curriculum.
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EDUC-254: Secondary Teaching Methods
Emphasizes methods and materials for teaching at the secondary level. Examines issues specific to the secondary teacher including adolescent motivation, communication and appropriate classroom management. Provides analysis of secondary content standards in relation to alternative instructional approaches, integration of technology and alternative assessments. Students practice developing lesson plans using multi-media and Internet technology.
Offered: SPSU Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-262: Reading in the Content Areas
Introduces foundations of literacy and language development and instructional methods for strengthening reading and writing competency across the curriculum. Current research-based instructional methods are covered in relation to diverse learners. Cultural and linguistic influences on literacy development are addressed. Classroom assessment, both formal and informal, is covered, with alternatives for intervention as needed. A variety of teaching strategies specific to content areas will be covered with objective of increasing reading and language competence at every grade level.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-277: Secondary Teaching Field Experience
Opportunity for students to conduct classroom instruction, under supervision, related to their content field in a secondary setting. Students are observed and coached by the classroom teacher and college faculty. Sessions emphasize connecting learning theory with actual practice, and use of reflection for continual instructional improvement.
Prerequisites: Take EDUC-240, EDUC-242, and EDUC-250.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-275: Elementary Teaching Field Experience
Opportunity for students to conduct classroom instruction under supervision in an elementary school setting. Students will be observed and coached by the classroom teacher and by college faculty. Emphasis on connecting learning theory with actual practice, and use of reflection for continual instructional improvement.
Prerequisites: Take EDUC-240, EDUC-242, and EDUC-250.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
Sociology
3.0 credits SOCI-110: Introduction to Sociology
The study of human groups, the social arrangements that people create, the many ways of being human, and the changing world in which we live. [NM Common Course Number SOCI 1113, Area IV; Behavioral/Social Science Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits SOCI-210: Social Problems
An introduction to contemporary problems in American society to include such topics as crime, prejudice, drug use, aging and the changing family structure. [NM Common Course Number SOCI 2113, Area IV: Social/Behavioral Core]
Prerequisites: SOCI-110. ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits SOCI-211: Deviant Behavior
Analysis of behavior that deviates from institutional expectations, by using specific sociological theory and method. Topics such as drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, criminal behavior, and sexual deviance will be discussed.
Prerequisites: SOCI-110. ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits SOCI-212: Juvenile Delinquency
An overview of prevalent theories of causation, distribution, and frequency of delinquency will be discussed. In addition, the legal system for processing juvenile offenders in the United States will be analyzed. Special consideration will be given to the juvenile justice system in New Mexico.
Prerequisites: SOCI-110. ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits SOCI-213: Introduction to Criminal Justice System
An analysis of the criminal justice process in the United States. Special emphasis will be placed on law enforcement, probation and parole, and the courts.
Prerequisites: SOCI-110. ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits SOCI-215: Sociology of Marriage & Family
This course is an introduction to American marriage and family, focusing primarily on foundations of family as an institution. The majority of class time will be spent on: defining family, family history, diversity in family forms, and "successful" and "troubled" family systems. Students will be given an opportunity to complete individual or group research on an elective stage of the family life cycle. [NM Common Course Number SOCI 2213, Area IV: Social/Behavioral Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits SOCI-220: Human Sexuality
The psychological and social aspects of human sexuality are explored in the context of the life span. Concepts such as sexual attitude formation and maintenance; sexuality as a lifetime process; sexual rules and customs; the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual involved in personal sexual developmental behavior; and sexual health will be discussed.
Prerequisites: SOCI-110. ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits SOCI-225: Race & Ethnic Relations
Dynamics of prejudice and discrimination and historic and contemporary patterns of race and ethnic interaction in the United States will be explored. Attention will focus on factors impacting groups that live in the Southwest.
Prerequisites: SOCI-110. ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits SOCI-230: Contemporary Native American Society
A survey of the contemporary problems, issues, and development, as well as social change, involving American Indians, both urban and rural.
Prerequisites: SOCI-110. ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
1.0 - 4.0 credits SOCI-299: Special Topics
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
K-12 Special Education Alternative Licensure
1.0 credits EDUC-240: The Teaching Profession
Orients students to role of teachers in relation to the classroom, professional colleagues, the school and the community. Surveys components of teacher licensure process including New Mexico Teacher Assessments, New Mexico Teaching Competencies, licensing requirements, portfolio development and K-12 content standards. Participants analyze own learning styles and do a self-inventory in relation to teaching competencies and content standards in chosen teaching area.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-250: Effective Teaching Practices
Introduces research-based, effective teaching strategies. Students practice developing unit plans and daily instructional plans, taking into account developmental level of students, accommodating diverse learning styles and selecting culturally appropriate materials. Classroom management is emphasized to provide structure for a quality learning environment. Course covers essentials of managing an inclusion classroom, working with special education coordinators and types of accommodations available for disabled students. Students practice developing assessment instruments, analyze alternative assessment methods and determine appropriate assessment for varying content, grade levels and student characteristics. School accountability, testing and assessment are discussed in context of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EDUC-252: Elementary Teaching Methods
Emphasizes methods and materials for teaching grades K to 8. Assists teachers to integrate technology into the classroom and with appropriate selection and use of various technologies and software applications for K-8 curriculum. Teaching and classroom management strategies are covered in relation to content area, student development and learning diversity.
Offered: SPSU Faculty Permission Required
OR 
2.0 credits EDUC-254: Secondary Teaching Methods
Emphasizes methods and materials for teaching at the secondary level. Examines issues specific to the secondary teacher including adolescent motivation, communication and appropriate classroom management. Provides analysis of secondary content standards in relation to alternative instructional approaches, integration of technology and alternative assessments. Students practice developing lesson plans using multi-media and Internet technology.
Offered: SPSU Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-279: Special Education Field Experience
Provides students with opportunity to conduct classroom instruction, under supervision, in a K-12 Special Education setting. Students will be observed and coached by the classroom teacher and by college faculty. Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge of content, instructional planning adapted to diverse learners, assessment and classroom management skills. De-briefing sessions will emphasize connecting learning theory with actual practice, and use of reflection for continual instructional improvement.
Prerequisites: Take EDUC-240, EDUC-250, and EDUC-252.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-208: Exceptionalities and Placement
This course focuses on the meaning and concepts of disabilities that affect learning. Students will gain an understanding of each of the exceptionalities and the developmental stages involved in motor, languages, and social-emotional, sensory and cognitive domains. Students will learn components of identification, assessments, educational planning and implementation of instruction for students with disabilities within in the context of public schools.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-209: Evaluation and IEP
This course fosters an understanding of the screening, evaluation, eligibility and re-evolution process for special needs students. Topics included the standardization, administration and interpretation of criterion-referenced; curriculum-based authentic and informal assessments observation and checklist/rating scale. Special emphasis is placed on instructional decision making, IEP documentation, record keeping and implementation. This course requires 10 hours of classroom observation.
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EDUC-213: Reading for Special Learners
This course provides and understanding of concepts for procedures for teaching reading to students with special needs. Emphasis is placed on formal and informal reading assessments, effective reading practices, research-based reading programs, oral languages, decoding strategies, phonemic and vocabulary acquisition.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
Choose one of the following three options based on �Grade level � requirement: 
Grades Pre-K-3: 
3.0 credits EDUC-264: Elementary Reading & Language Dev.
Course describes processes of emergent literacy, phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, vocabulary development, fluency and comprehension in promoting effective language usage for grades preschool-2. Special consideration given to effective practices and adapting instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
OR 
3.0 credits ECED-222: Intro to Reading & Literacy
Designed to prepare early childhood professionals for promoting children's emergent literacy and reading development. The course addresses ways in which early childhood professionals can foster young children's phonemic awareness, literacy problem solving skills, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and language development. Strategies support the emergent literacy and reading skills of native speakers and English language learners.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
Grades 2-6: 
2.0 credits EDUC-252: Elementary Teaching Methods
Emphasizes methods and materials for teaching grades K to 8. Assists teachers to integrate technology into the classroom and with appropriate selection and use of various technologies and software applications for K-8 curriculum. Teaching and classroom management strategies are covered in relation to content area, student development and learning diversity.
Offered: SPSU Faculty Permission Required
Grades 6-12: 
3.0 credits EDUC-262: Reading in the Content Areas
Introduces foundations of literacy and language development and instructional methods for strengthening reading and writing competency across the curriculum. Current research-based instructional methods are covered in relation to diverse learners. Cultural and linguistic influences on literacy development are addressed. Classroom assessment, both formal and informal, is covered, with alternatives for intervention as needed. A variety of teaching strategies specific to content areas will be covered with objective of increasing reading and language competence at every grade level.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
(Optional class, Strongly Recommended) 
1.0 - 6.0 credits EDUC-280: Internship Practicum
The Internship Practicum course provides opportunities for observation and practical experience in elementary, secondary and Special Education settings. Major areas of specialization and endorsement are covered with emphasis on active involvement in classroom settings. The Internship Practicum examines the teacher?s role in the school system and the qualities necessary for success and growth in the teaching profession
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
Technical Theatre
3.0 credits THEA-110: Introduction to Theatre
Examines the aesthetic and practical nature of theatre by discovering, analyzing, and evaluating all aspects of the theatre experience. This includes history and criticism, playwriting, directing, acting, designing and producing. [NM Common Course Number THTR 1013, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: (RDNG-050 OR RDNG-096) and ENGL-050 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits THEA-111: Acting I
Introduces students to basic acting concepts, terminology, and methodology through voice and movement, theatre games, improvisation, text/character analysis and performance.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits THEA-112: Acting II
Delves further into the dynamics of performance learned in Acting I. Through exploration of techniques and methodologies of various theatre innovators, students will complete analysis, rehearsal, and performance of scenes from contemporary plays.
Prerequisites: Take THEA-111 or permission of instructor.
Offered: SP
2.0 credits THEA-115: Basic Stage Combat
Learn basic hand-to-hand and sword fighting techniques for the stage. They will explore the elements necessary for safe and believable fighting on stage.
Offered: FALL, Odd Year
3.0 credits THEA-120: Introduction to Film
Surveys and takes a critical approach to significant films, film styles and genres, and film directors from the advent of the moving image to the present.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL, Even Year
3.0 credits THEA-125: Musical Theatre Performance
Learn the skills necessary in approaching a role in a musical theatre production including acting, singing, and dancing necessary in creating a character.
Prerequisites: THEA-111 or instructor permission required.
Offered: FALL, Odd Year Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits THEA-140: Intro to Costuming
Learn basic techniques of costume construction including sewing and craft applications for building costumes. Students will work on costumes and/or on a running crew for the fall production.
Offered: FALL, Even Year
1.0 - 2.0 credits THEA-220: Theatre Practicum
Students will participate in productions, either in acting or technical work. This course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits toward graduation.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits THEA-230: Directing
Play analysis, interpretation, visual composition, and actor coaching for the beginning director. Students will direct several scenes, as well as a one act play.
Prerequisites: Take THEA-111 or instructor permission.
Offered: SP, Odd Year
3.0 credits THEA-240: Creative Dramatics
Explore techniques for developing creativity and original dramatizations through improvisation and drama activities for all age groups. Emphasis is on using creative drama as a development tool with children and youth in educational and recreational settings.
Offered: SU
4.0 credits THEA-250: Intro to Stagecraft
Learn basic techniques of set construction for the stage, including building scenery and properties. Students will work on construction and/or on a running crew for the spring production.
Offered: SP, Even Year
3.0 credits THEA-260: Intro to Theatre Makeup
Learn basic techniques of theatre makeup. Students will explore applications for various stylizations including period, fantasy, and special effects. This may include practice in productions during the semester.
Offered: FALL, Odd Year
4.0 credits THEA-270: Intro to Theatre Lighting
Learn basic techniques of theatre lighting for the stage with an emphasis on instrumentation and lighting control for various theatre applications. Students will work on light installation and/or a running crew for the fall production.
Offered: FALL, Even Year
3.0 credits THEA-275: Intro to Stage Management
Learn the functions, duties, and responsibilities of the stage manager in rehearsal and performance. Students will assume the role of a stage manager for the spring productions.
Offered: SP, Odd Year
4.0 credits THEA-288: Theatre Capstone
This course represents a culmination of skills and knowledge learned through the theatre degree and is the final step in preparing students for admission to a four-year college or a career in theatre. Students will assemble a resume and portfolio and execute a capstone project in their area of emphasis.
Prerequisites: Take THEA-110, THEA-111, THEA-140, THEA-220, THEA-230 THEA-250, THEA-260, THEA-270, THEA-275
Offered: SP
1.0 - 4.0 credits THEA-299: SPTO: (Special Topics)
This course includes special or specific subjects that are offered to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree. Semester Offered - On demand.
Offered: DMND

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