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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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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.