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Elementary Education (AA.EDUC.ELEM)

 
Communications 
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 appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
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-113
Offered: ALL
One of the following: 
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: Placement into RDNG-095 and ENGL-095 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: Placement into RDNG-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
Mathematics 
3.0 credits MATH-121: Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher
Course offers an in-depth look at the representations of rational numbers, including base-ten and decimal numbers, integers, fractions, arithmetic operations on these sets and number properties using student activities and investigations. Problem solving is emphasized throughout.
Prerequisites: Take MATH-096 or higher, minimum grade C.
Offered: FASP
Two of the following: 
3.0 credits MATH-122: Math for Elementary Teacher II
Algebra from the viewpoint of the elementary curriculum with emphasis on proportional and linear relationships. Additional topics include: number theory, ratio, percent, probability and statistics. Student activities, investigations and problem solving are emphasized throughout.
Prerequisites: Complete MATH-121 with a C or better.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits MATH-215: Math for Elem & Middle School Teachers
Develops basic geometric concepts including rigid transformations and congruence; dilations and similarity; length, area and volume; systems of measurement and unit conversions; connections to coordinate geometry. Problem solving is emphasized throughout.
Prerequisites: Take MATH-121 with a minimum grade of C or better.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits MATH-130: Conceptual Mathematics
This course covers a variety of practical mathematical concepts for non-science majors. Topics include set theory, geometry, counting methods, probability, statistics, and finance. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are stressed.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-096 minimum grade C, or appropriate Math Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits MATH-160: College Algebra
Instructs students in the knowledge of linear, piecewise, quadratic, polynomial rational, inverse, exponential, and logarithmic functions; function topics include finding the average rate of change, analyzing graphs, graphing using transformations, finding roots in the real and complex number systems, and constructing functions to model real-world applications. Other topics include systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, linear programming sequences and series.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-115 or appropriate Math Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
Laboratory Science 
One of the following: 
4.0 credits BIOL-121: Introductory Biology I
An introduction to the basic processes of living organisms. Topics to be covered will include cell structure and function, cellular reproduction, metabolism, photosynthesis, the basic chemical processes, introductory biochemistry, energetics, enzyme structure and function, protein synthesis, and basic Mendelian genetics.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-095 , RDNG-113, and ENGL-099 or appropriate Math, Reading, and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits BIOL-122: Introductory Biology II
An introduction to dynamic processes of living things, and includes local natural history, population genetics, ecology and evolutionary dynamics.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-095 , RDNG-113, and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math, Reading, and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
Physical Science- Choose 4 credit hours from the following: 
3.0 credits PHYS-211: Gen Physics I
Non-calculus treatment of Newtonian mechanics, fluids, and sound. Satisfies requirements for most pre-medical and pre-dental programs and some science programs. It is strongly recommended that this course is taken at the same time as PHYS-211L. [NM Common Course Number PHYS 1114, Area III; Laboratory Science Core]
Prerequisites: MATH-160 or MATH-170. RDNG-095 and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
And 
1.0 credits PHYS-211L: Gen Physics Lab I
This course is the first in a two-semester laboratory sequence, which accompanies the algebra-based introductory physics sequence (211,212). This course satisfies requirements for most pre-medical and pre-dental programs and some science programs. It is strongly recommended that this course is taken at the same time as PHYS-211. For students who have completed PHYS-211, this lab may be taken separately with permission of the instructor.
Corequisites: PHYS-211
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits CHEM-110: Introductory Chemistry
An introductory survey of basic chemistry including scientific and dimensional analysis, states of matter, atomic and molecular structure, reaction dynamics, acid-base systems, and electrochemistry. Fulfills lab science requirement for non-science majors, and as an introductory course for students with no prior chemistry.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-096 or appropriate Accuplacer Math Score.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits CHEM-111: General Chemistry I
Part one of the general study of chemistry, including scientific and dimensional analysis, metathesis and redox reactions, thermochemistry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, gases, liquids, and solids. For engineering and pre-professional majors.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-115 or appropriate Accuplacer Math Score. Completion of CHEM 110 with a C or better or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better in the last 4 years.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits GEOL-110: Introduction to Geology
A study of the composition and structure of the earth, including plate tectonics, minerals, the rock cycle, mountain building, energy resources, and natural hazards such as volcanoes, earthquakes, and landslides. This class includes optional weekend field trips.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits ASTR-110: Intro to Astronomy
Observation, theories, and methods of modern astronomy. General study for non-science majors. [NM Common Course Number ASTR 1114, Area III; Laboratory Science Core]
Offered: FASP
Social/Behavioral Science 
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: Completion of ENGL-095 and RDNG-095 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
Choose one of the common core Social Science classes: ECON 251,252; POLS 110,250; SOC 110,210,215; ANTH 110,210,211,255, GEOG 145 3.0 credits 
Humanities/Fine Arts Science 
One of the following: 
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: Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-095 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: Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-095 or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: ALL
One of the following: 
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: Completion of ENGL-111 and 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: Completion of ENGL-111 and RDNG-113 or appropriate Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
History Elective: Any 3 credit hour History course over 110 not previously used 
Core Requirements 
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: Take PSYC-120. Complete RDNG-113 and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits BIOL-230: Environmental Conservation
Topics covered include the study of basic ecological principles, human population growth and its impact on the global environment, including air, water and land pollution; global climate change; renewable and non-renewable energy sources; and biodiversity.
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
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: Completion of ENGL-111 and RDNG-113 or appropriate Accuplacer scores.
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: Completion of ENGL-095 and RDNG-095 or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score.
Offered: DMND
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
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 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 obtain appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer Scores.
Offered: FASP
 

Secondary Education (AA.EDUC.SEC)

 
Communications 
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 appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
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-113
Offered: ALL
One of the following: 
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: Placement into RDNG-095 and ENGL-095 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: Placement into RDNG-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
Mathematics 
4.0 credits MATH-115: Intermediate Algebra-Applications
Instructs students in the knowledge of algebra involving nonlinear content including expressions, equations, functions and inequalities. This course emphasizes simplifying and solving methods for polynomial, quadratic, rational, absolute value, radical, exponential, and logarithmic expressions and equations.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-096 minimum grade C, or appropriate Math Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
Laboratory Science 
Choose 1 Science course from the following: 
4.0 credits BIOL-121: Introductory Biology I
An introduction to the basic processes of living organisms. Topics to be covered will include cell structure and function, cellular reproduction, metabolism, photosynthesis, the basic chemical processes, introductory biochemistry, energetics, enzyme structure and function, protein synthesis, and basic Mendelian genetics.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-095 , RDNG-113, and ENGL-099 or appropriate Math, Reading, and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits BIOL-122: Introductory Biology II
An introduction to dynamic processes of living things, and includes local natural history, population genetics, ecology and evolutionary dynamics.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-095 , RDNG-113, and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math, Reading, and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
Choose 1 Science course from the following (if PHYS class, must also be taken with accompanying lab): 
4.0 credits CHEM-111: General Chemistry I
Part one of the general study of chemistry, including scientific and dimensional analysis, metathesis and redox reactions, thermochemistry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, gases, liquids, and solids. For engineering and pre-professional majors.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-115 or appropriate Accuplacer Math Score. Completion of CHEM 110 with a C or better or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better in the last 4 years.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits CHEM-112: General Chemistry II
Part two of the general study of chemistry including kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base systems, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, industrial processes, and coordination chemistry. For engineering and pre-professional majors.
Prerequisites: Take MATH-160 and CHEM-111.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits PHYS-211: Gen Physics I
Non-calculus treatment of Newtonian mechanics, fluids, and sound. Satisfies requirements for most pre-medical and pre-dental programs and some science programs. It is strongly recommended that this course is taken at the same time as PHYS-211L. [NM Common Course Number PHYS 1114, Area III; Laboratory Science Core]
Prerequisites: MATH-160 or MATH-170. RDNG-095 and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits PHYS-212: General Physics II
A continuation of PHYS 211 in which electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics are studied. Strongly recommended this course be taken with PHYS-212L.[NM Common Course Number PHYS 1124, Area III; Laboratory Science Core]
Prerequisites: Take PHYS-211; minimum grade C
Offered: DMND
4.0 credits GEOL-110: Introduction to Geology
A study of the composition and structure of the earth, including plate tectonics, minerals, the rock cycle, mountain building, energy resources, and natural hazards such as volcanoes, earthquakes, and landslides. This class includes optional weekend field trips.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits GEOL-111: Historical Geology
The geologic history and development of life on the earth as recorded by rocks and fossils. Special consideration is given to plate tectonics and fossils in the lectures and to fossils and geologic maps in the laboratories. This class includes a field trip.
Prerequisites: Take GEOL-110.
Offered: SP
4.0 credits ASTR-110: Intro to Astronomy
Observation, theories, and methods of modern astronomy. General study for non-science majors. [NM Common Course Number ASTR 1114, Area III; Laboratory Science Core]
Offered: FASP
Behavorial/Social Science 
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: Completion of ENGL-095 and RDNG-095 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
Choose one of the common core Social Science classes: ECON 251,252; POLS 110,250; SOC 110,210,215; ANTH 110,210,211,255, GEOG 145 3.0 credits 
Humanities/Fine Arts Science 
One of the following two: 
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: Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-095 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: Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-095 or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: ALL
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: Completion of ENGL-095 and RDNG-095 or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FASP
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: Completion of ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FASP
Core Requirements 
4.0 credits BIOL-230: Environmental Conservation
Topics covered include the study of basic ecological principles, human population growth and its impact on the global environment, including air, water and land pollution; global climate change; renewable and non-renewable energy sources; and biodiversity.
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
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: Completion of ENGL-111 and 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: Completion of ENGL-111 and RDNG-113 or appropriate Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits MATH-251: Statistics
Instructs the student in the knowledge of an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, which includes the following topics: sampling theory, experimental design, probability, probability distributions, confidence intervals, correlation and regression, tests of hypotheses (using the normal, student-t, chi-square, and F-distributions) and ANOVA. Lab time is provided for data analysis using statistical software. [NM Common Course Number MATH 2113, Area II: Mathematics Core]
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-115 minimum grade C, or appropriate Math Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
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 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: Completion of ENGL-111 and RDNG-113 or appropriate Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
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: Take PSYC-120. Complete RDNG-113 and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
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 obtain appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer Scores.
Offered: FASP
 

Special Education (AA.EDUC.SPED)

 
Communications 
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 appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
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-113
Offered: ALL
One of the following: 
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: Placement into RDNG-095 and ENGL-095 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: Placement into RDNG-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
Mathematics 
3.0 credits MATH-121: Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher
Course offers an in-depth look at the representations of rational numbers, including base-ten and decimal numbers, integers, fractions, arithmetic operations on these sets and number properties using student activities and investigations. Problem solving is emphasized throughout.
Prerequisites: Take MATH-096 or higher, minimum grade C.
Offered: FASP
Laboratory Science 
Choose 12 credits from the following: 
4.0 credits BIOL-121: Introductory Biology I
An introduction to the basic processes of living organisms. Topics to be covered will include cell structure and function, cellular reproduction, metabolism, photosynthesis, the basic chemical processes, introductory biochemistry, energetics, enzyme structure and function, protein synthesis, and basic Mendelian genetics.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-095 , RDNG-113, and ENGL-099 or appropriate Math, Reading, and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits BIOL-122: Introductory Biology II
An introduction to dynamic processes of living things, and includes local natural history, population genetics, ecology and evolutionary dynamics.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-095 , RDNG-113, and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math, Reading, and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits CHEM-110: Introductory Chemistry
An introductory survey of basic chemistry including scientific and dimensional analysis, states of matter, atomic and molecular structure, reaction dynamics, acid-base systems, and electrochemistry. Fulfills lab science requirement for non-science majors, and as an introductory course for students with no prior chemistry.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-096 or appropriate Accuplacer Math Score.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits CHEM-111: General Chemistry I
Part one of the general study of chemistry, including scientific and dimensional analysis, metathesis and redox reactions, thermochemistry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, gases, liquids, and solids. For engineering and pre-professional majors.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-115 or appropriate Accuplacer Math Score. Completion of CHEM 110 with a C or better or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better in the last 4 years.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits CHEM-112: General Chemistry II
Part two of the general study of chemistry including kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base systems, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, industrial processes, and coordination chemistry. For engineering and pre-professional majors.
Prerequisites: Take MATH-160 and CHEM-111.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits PHYS-211: Gen Physics I
Non-calculus treatment of Newtonian mechanics, fluids, and sound. Satisfies requirements for most pre-medical and pre-dental programs and some science programs. It is strongly recommended that this course is taken at the same time as PHYS-211L. [NM Common Course Number PHYS 1114, Area III; Laboratory Science Core]
Prerequisites: MATH-160 or MATH-170. RDNG-095 and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits PHYS-212: General Physics II
A continuation of PHYS 211 in which electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics are studied. Strongly recommended this course be taken with PHYS-212L.[NM Common Course Number PHYS 1124, Area III; Laboratory Science Core]
Prerequisites: Take PHYS-211; minimum grade C
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits PHYS-215: Engineering Physics I
A calculus level treatment of classical mechanics and waves. Physics principles are emphasized and illustrated by examples and problem practice. Strongly recommended that students have previously taken high school physics or PHYS 111. Strongly recommend that this course be taken with PHYS 215L.
Prerequisites: Take MATH-188 or higher with a minimum grade of C.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits PHYS-216: Engineering Physics II
A calculus level treatment of topics in gravitation, electricity, and magnetism. It is strongly recommended that this course is taken at the same time as PHYS-216L.
Prerequisites: Take PHYS-215 and MATH-189, minimum grade of C.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits GEOL-110: Introduction to Geology
A study of the composition and structure of the earth, including plate tectonics, minerals, the rock cycle, mountain building, energy resources, and natural hazards such as volcanoes, earthquakes, and landslides. This class includes optional weekend field trips.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits GEOL-111: Historical Geology
The geologic history and development of life on the earth as recorded by rocks and fossils. Special consideration is given to plate tectonics and fossils in the lectures and to fossils and geologic maps in the laboratories. This class includes a field trip.
Prerequisites: Take GEOL-110.
Offered: SP
4.0 credits ASTR-110: Intro to Astronomy
Observation, theories, and methods of modern astronomy. General study for non-science majors. [NM Common Course Number ASTR 1114, Area III; Laboratory Science Core]
Offered: FASP
Social/Behavorial Science 
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: Completion of ENGL-095 and RDNG-095 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
Choose one of the common core Social Science classes: ECON 251,252; POLS 110,250; SOC 110,210,215; ANTH 110,210,211,255, GEOG 145 3.0 credits 
Humanities/Fine Arts Science 
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: Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-095 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: Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-095 or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: ALL
Core Requirements 
Choose one from the following: MATH 122, MATH 215, MATH 130, MATH 160 3.0 credits 
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: Completion of ENGL-111 and 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: Completion of ENGL-111 and RDNG-113 or appropriate Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
One of the following: 
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: Completion of ENGL-095 and RDNG-095 or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
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: Completion of ENGL-095 and RDNG-095 or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score.
Offered: DMND
One of the following: 
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: Completion of ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FASP
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
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 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 obtain appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
Elective: Any course numbered 110 or above not previously used. Students transferring to four-year schools should carefully consult with their advisors for appropriate classes that can transfer for a specific major to their intended transfer institution. 3.0 credits 

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