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.

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.