New Classes

 Are you interested in a field study adventure or learning a foreign language? These are just a few of the new class offerings for Spring at College of DuPage.

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Fall 2014 - New Classes

The Evolution of Human Sexual Behavior
(ANTHR 1410 001)
Introduces human sex and sexuality from an evolutionary perspective. Explores how evolution has shaped the bodies, behaviors, and nature of modern humans as sexual beings.

Probation and Parole
(CRIMJ 2030 001)
Study the history, development, organization, and operation of probation and parole and other community corrections methods as a strategy to address criminal offenders.         

Food Manufacturing and Processing
(CULIN 1186 001)
The study of ingredients and how they are used in the food manufacturing industry. Safety, sanitation and food preservation methods discussed.

Food Laws and Regulations
(CULIN 2000 001)
Survey of federal regulations regarding labeling, additives, animal fabrication and preservatives for large food production. Food packaging standards are discussed. Prerequisite: Culinary Arts 1101 or equivalent and Culinary Arts 1120 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Film Literature
(ENGLI 1154 FS020)
Films of Martin Scorsese: Martin Scorsese is considered America's greatest living director. This highly interactive course explores his films from his early student work to his popular successes. Through weekly screenings and discussions, investigate the impact Scorsese's ethnic upbringing, religious beliefs, relationship with actors Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio, and his unique, stylistic approach have had on his films and his influence worldwide as well as the understanding of film as literature and medium for social discourse and communication.

World War II and the Holocaust
(HISTO 2250 001)
Examines the causes and course of World War II and the Holocaust, including the rise of fascism; European, Japanese, and U.S. imperialism in Asia; the course of the war in Europe and Asia; the home fronts of the belligerent countries; and the march toward the final solution. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One

Principles of the Tourism Industry
(HOSP 1104 001)
Introduction to the characteristics of tourism concepts and systems. Tourism past and present is discussed building around why people want to be tourists.

Food and Beverage for the Meeting Planner
(HOSP 1122 001)
Introduction to the food and beverage industry for the meeting/event professional. Emphasis will be placed on menu planning, service styles, nutrition, and special dietary restrictions.

Special Event Management
(HOSP 2255 001)
The development of a special event from the conceptual design through completion.

Library Technology
(LIBRA 1820 NET01)
Library Technology will address trends in technology applications for library functions and services.

Writing & Reporting for TV News I
(MPTV 1422 001)
Examines the fundamentals of television news style writing, including techniques for writing strong leads and conversational style scripts, as well as techniques of news gathering, reporting, and interviewing. Students face real time constraints while examining ethical issues and challenges facing today's broadcasters.

Introduction to Field Production and Editing
(MPTV 1431 001)
Introduction to basic television news camera usage and editing, focusing on techniques used to gather video and sound for proper storytelling. Explores editing aesthetics, theory, and practices using a non-linear editing system. Prerequisite: Motion Picture/Television 1422 or equivalent or consent of instructor

Family Health Concepts II
(NURSI 2130)
Further explores the conceptual principles and values of providingmultidimensional nursing care to individuals, children, and families within the context of thefour domains: nursing, individual, health, and the environment. Emphasis on health, wellness,and illness throughout the lifespan. Prerequisite: Nursing 1220 with a grade of C orbetter or equivalent, Nursing 1230 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, English 1101 with agrade of C or better or equivalent, Psychology 2237 with a grade of C or better or equivalentand Speech 1100 or Speech 1120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent

Croatia: Sea Kayaking and Hiking
(PHYS 1800 FS004)
Sea kayak Croatia's magnificent coast and the Elafiti Islands, the jewel of the Adriatic Sea. Hike Croatia's premier national park, Plitvice, with its exquisite 16 travertine lakes and 90 waterfalls. Paddle narrow canyons on two of the most beautiful rivers in Europe, the Zrmanja and Krupa. Immerse yourself in local culture with overnight stays in small villages. Stroll the fortressed city of Trogir on the Adriatic coast, a World Heritage Site that boasts an Old Town 15th century charm with cobblestone streets. Cross into Bosnia to canoe the Trezbizat river and tour the historic town of Mostar situated in a beautiful valley in the high mountains of Herzgovina. Explore the medieval fortressed city Dubrovnik and more.

The Tour Du Mont Blanc: Hiking France, Italy and Switzerland
(PHYS 1800 FS022)
Embark on one of the world's classic walks - the Tour du Mont Blanc. This 12-day hike will travel though some of Europe's most picturesque alpine scenery. Cross the rolling countryside of France, Italy and Switzerland, ultimately encircling Western Europe's highest and most spectacular mountain massif. Travel light, eat and spend evenings in hotels and traditional mountain huts along the way. Participants must be comfortable hiking up to 12 miles a day over steep mountainous terrain while carrying a 15- to 20-pound pack.

Running in Nature: Learn How to Run a 5K
(PHYS 1800 FS008)
Learn how to train and run a 5K while exploring our forest preserves. This class is designed for the first-time runner. Start off walking and progress to running. Students should have the ability to walk two miles before signing up for this class.

NIA Aerobics I
(PHYS 1931 001)
An introduction to neuromuscular integrative action (NIA) aerobics. A holistic exercise course that combines martial arts, yoga, dance, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual exercises, and conditioning techniques.

NIA Aerobics II
(PHYS 1932 001)
A continuation of NIA aerobics. Further neuromuscular integrative action (NIA) activities provide a unique workout that combines basic conditioning techniques, martial arts, yoga and dance, as well as emotional and spiritual exercises. Prerequisite: Physical Education 1931 or equivalent experience.

Street Law
(POLS 1820 001)
Introductory exploration and analysis of the American legal system with a specific emphasis on a practical understanding of legal principles relevant to daily living.  

Introduction to Islam
(RELIG 1820 001)
An introduction to both the Islamic religion and Islamic civilization. Explores the life of Muhammad, early Islamic history, the Qur'an, the hadith, Islamic law, Shi'ism, and Sufism. Also explores Islamic are and architecture, the role of women in Islam, interfaith relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, and the experience of Muslims in the West.

Intercultural Communication
(SPEEC 2200 005)
Examines how culture influences the communication process. Investigates major theories of intercultural communication, the universal human processes that contribute to cultural differences, and the practical approaches to communicating more effectively with persons from other cultures. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

Introduction to the Perioperative Arena
(SURGT 2000 NET01)
Exploration of perioperative nursing fundamentals including concepts basic to perioperative nursing, patient safety and risk management, infection prevention and control in the perioperative arena, anesthesia, positioning the surgical patient, wound management, and surgical interventions. Prerequisite: Concurrent Enrollment in Surgical Technology 2001 is required.

Perioperative Internship I
(SURGT 2001 001)
Practical experience in the perioperative arena. The concepts of perioperative nursing will be applied towards a practical experience in an operating room. Prerequisite: Concurrent Enrollment in Surgical Technology 2000 is required.

Audition (THEAT 1114 001)
Designed to help actors develop material to bring into a variety of auditions. Helps students become familiar and more confident with the auditioning process. Prerequisite: Theater 1111 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in Theater 11

Introduction to AWS Level 1 (WELD 2000)
Covers occupational orientation, safety and health of welders, drawing and welding symbol interpretation, thermal cutting processes and welding inspection and training utilizing American Welding Society (AWS) Sense 1 standards. This course make be taken three times for credit for skills development. Prerequisite: Welding 1100 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

AWS Level 1 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
(WELD 2001)
Theory and practice in the preparation and welding of steel joints in various positions. Safety, electrode selection, inspection, and testing. Skill is developed in producing different position butt and fillet welds. American Welding Society (AWS) testing is emphasized. This course make be taken three times for credit for skills development. Prerequisite: Welding 1100 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent and Welding 2000 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.

AWS Level 1 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
(WELD 2002)
Theory and practice in the preparation and welding of steel joints in various positions. Safety, equipment selection, inspection, and testing. Skill is developed in producing different position butt and fillet welds. American Welding Society testing is emphasized. This course make be taken three times for credit for skills development. Prerequisite: Welding 1100 with a grade of C or better and Welding 2000 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.

AWS Level 1 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
(WELD 2004)
Theory and practice in the preparation and welding of steel joints in various positions. Safety, electrode selection, inspection, and testing. Skill is developed in producing different position butt and fillet welds. American Welding Society (AWS) testing is emphasized. This course make be taken three times for credit for skills development. Prerequisite: Welding 1100 with a grade of C or better and Welding 2000 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Spring 2015 - New Classes

BIM Management-Revit

(ARCH 2413 001)

Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) applications for the construction industry. Recommended course: Architecture 2260 or concurrent enrollment in Architecture 2260. Prerequisite: Architecture 1130 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Architecture 1301 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Cancer Registry Management I

(CRM 2301 HYB01)

Overview of basic cancer registry functions, registry organization, standards and types, accreditation/standard setting organizations, credentialing pathways, stakeholders as well as legal and ethical issues. Covers data collecting procedures including case-finding, abstracting, reporting, and follow-up on reportable cancers. Prerequisite: Admission to program and consent of instructor. 

Cancer Disease Management

(CRM 2302 HYB01)

Overview of the cancer (oncology) disease process for all body systems, diagnostic and staging procedures including laboratory, imaging, surgery and pathology and therapeutic treatments (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, etc.). Major sites of cancer will be emphasized. Overview of clinical trials/research protocols. Prerequisite: Admission to program and consent of instructor. 

Advanced 3D Game Development

(CIS 2213 001)

Advanced topics in 3D game level design and development. Advanced materials, particles, sound, camera, animation, and specialized editors will be covered. Recommended: Computer Information Systems 2211. 

Electricity and Electronics for Mechatronics

(ELECT 1105 001)

Basic concepts in electricity and electronics are studied. An overview of analog and digital electronics such as circuit laws, components, devices, troubleshooting, and use of test equipment will be examined. 

Biomedical Instrumentation Technology and Applications

(ELECT 2221 001)

A continuation of the study of biomedical instrumentation. Students will learn how to inspect, repair, and maintain biomedical instrumentation and equipment. Internal electronic circuitry and typical clinical environments are discussed. Prerequisite: Electronics Technology 1221 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Contracts and Risk Management for the Planner

(HOSP 2131 001)

Introduction to basic meeting and event contract law. Meeting and event planner contract terminology and risk associated with signing a contract. 

Sustainable Tourism

(HOSP 2150 001)

Essential principles and concepts of sustainable tourism. Includes practical applications of the economic, environmental, and sociocultural context of sustainability. Integrates challenges and opportunities with sustainable tourism principles. Covers conventional mass and alternative tourism. 

Advanced Meeting and Event Management – Capstone

(HOSP 2290 001)

The capstone course for meeting and event planning. This course will allow students implement the concepts learned from previous classes and plan an actual meeting. Prerequisite: Hospitality Management 2253 and Hospitality Management 2254 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Digital Interior Design Presentation

(INTER 2214 001)

Advanced exploration of computer software to create digital images for interior design presentations. Course utilizes Adobe Photoshop and InDesign (or similar software) in creating projects. Prerequisite: Interior Design 1135 and Interior Design 2212 with a grade of C or better and consent of instructor. 

Portfolio Review

(INTER 2710 001)

Capstone course to refine a student's portfolio of work for printed and media applications. Prerequisite: Interior Design 2410 and Interior Design 2430 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Three. 

Role of the Nurse II

(NURSI 2230 001 & NURSI 2230 002)

Synthesis of concepts and core values of the nursing profession within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health and environment. Emphasis is placed on leadership, professionalism, collaboration and safety as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team in a dynamic healthcare system. Prerequisite: Nursing 2120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 2130 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 2160 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Speech 1100 or Speech 1120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. 

Complex Health Problems

(NURSI 2320 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010)

Development of complex health and illness concepts within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. Individuals and groups experiencing critical alterations in multidimensional processes and restoration of homeostasis. Prerequisite: Nursing 2120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 2130 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 2160 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Speech 1100 or Speech 1120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. 

Decision Making Practicum

(NURSI 2340 001)

Assimilation of concepts within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. Emphasis on accountability for practice, collaboration as a member of the health care team, and management of the care of a group of patients. Prepares the student to transition to the role of registered professional nurse under the guidance and supervision of a nurse preceptor. Prerequisite: Nursing 2320 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 2330 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Speech 1100 or Speech 1120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. 

New Zealand: The Finest Walks in the World
(PHYS 1800 FS045)

Hiking or "tramping" as the New Zealanders call it, is the best way to experience the natural beauty of this isolated island nation. Join us as we travel from Auckland to Queenstown through the volcanic landscapes of Rotorua and Tongariro National Park, across the Cook Strait from North to South Island, through Christchurch and the Banks Peninsula, to Arthur's Pass National Park on one of the world's greatest train journeys, down to the towering peaks and glaciers of Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park and finally Fiordland National Park where we will embark on "the finest walk in the world," the 4-day Milford Track to majestic Milford Sound. Participants must be comfortable hiking up to 13 miles a day while carrying a 10-pound backpack.

Women and Religion
(RELIG 1820 001)

An introduction to the complex, changing position of women in major world religions including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The approach will be both historical and contemporary, with significant emphasis on the United States today.

Buddhism
(RELIG 1820 010)

Traces the historical and philosophical development of Buddhism from the time of the Buddha to the present. It explores the early Buddhist schools of India and the variations of Buddhism in China, Japan and beyond. Both historical information and philosophical analysis are emphasized.

Persuasive Speaking

(SPEEC 2912 010)

Application of motivational principles to the preparation and presentation of persuasive messages. Includes analysis of and adaptation to audiences and occasions; analysis of persuasive messages; obstacles to persuasion and means of overcoming them. Practice in preparation and delivery of persuasive speeches. Prerequisite: Speech Communication 1100 or equivalent. 

Surgical Assisting Principles I

(SURGT 2501 HYB01)

Exploration of surgical assisting fundamentals including bioscience, microbiology, wound care, surgical complications, surgical assisting responsibilities, and surgical intervention, application, and practice. Concepts of laparoscopic, general, hernia repair, thoracic, plastic, and gynecological surgeries will also be included. Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting Program is required. 

Stage Combat-Armed

(THEAT 1113 001)

Introduces basic armed violence for the stage focusing on performance and execution of safe, but real, techniques. Weapon styles taught for this course will vary each term the class is offered. Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor. 

Voiceover for Actors
(THEAT 2820 005)

Introduction to voiceover acting techniques for radio, television, multimedia, and other audio and visual presentations. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

AWS Level 1 Gas Metal Arc Welding

(WELD 2004 002)

Theory and practice in the preparation and welding of steel joints in various positions. Safety, electrode selection, inspection, and testing. Skill is developed in producing different position butt and fillet welds. American Welding Society (AWS) testing is emphasized. This course make be taken three times for credit for skills development. Prerequisite: Welding 1100 with a grade of C or better and Welding 2000 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.