New Classes

From Writing in the Community to Wedding Planning, these are just a few of the new class offerings for Spring at College of DuPage.

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Spring 2018 - New Classes

Anesthesia Technology Clinical II

(ANES 1520 NET01)

Students will receive hands-on experience with a mentor to integrate advanced didactic knowledge for proper setup, breakdown, and assistance for general, regional, and procedural sedation cases of anesthesia technology practice in the clinical anesthesia setting. Prerequisite: Admission to the program is required. Anesthesia Technology 1501 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and concurrent enrollment in Anesthesia Technology 1502 is required.

Seeing Animals

(ART 1823 007)

Considers how images of nonhuman animals in modern and contemporary visual arts, film, and literature reflect or challenge widely-held cultural attitudes towards animals, and our relationships with them. Field trips required.

Writing in the Community

(ENGLI 2115 003)

An in-depth study of the content, form, and function of the professional writing used in community organizations. Provides a solid foundation for students currently working or planning on working at a community organization. Special attention will be paid to public rhetoric for the purposes of communicating the missions of the community organization, such as attaining grants, fundraising, and establishing goodwill in the community. Includes instruction in rhetoric, research, and writing professional texts, such as grants, reports, proposals, advertisements, research requests, and presentations. Prerequisite: English 1102 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in English 1102 or consent of instructor.

Frontier Conflict: 1800-2018
(ENGLI 2820 010)

This team-taught course, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities "Dialogues on the Experience of War" program, will include a variety of historical and literary texts and will focus on two 20-year plus conflict periods under the theme of "securing the frontier." The course will be especially relevant to student veterans for reflecting on their own experiences, but all students who want to increase their understanding of war at both a local and global level, as well as leadership and moral
issues related to war, will benefit from course readings and discussion. Students may choose whether to take the course for History or English credit.

Eye Care Assistant II

(EYE 1102 HYB02)

Students will build upon the concepts learned in Eye Care Assistant I. Additionally, the role of the eye care assistant in ocular surgery will be emphasized. Teachings include other topics such as ocular imaging procedures, optometrist/ophthalmic photography and visual aids for the partially sighted. Prerequisite: Eye Care Assistant 1101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

Frontier Conflict: 1800-2018
(HISTO 2820 010)

This team-taught course, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities "Dialogues on the Experience of War" program, will include a variety of historical and literary texts and will focus on two 20-year plus conflict periods under the theme of "securing the frontier." The course will be especially relevant to student veterans for reflecting on their own experiences, but all students who want to increase their understanding of war at both a local and global level, as well as leadership and moral issues related to war, will benefit from course readings and discussion. Students may choose whether to take the course for History or English credit.

Escorting/Planning/Operations

(HOSP 2240 001)

Wholesale and group tour operations, including the initiation and development of tours and vacation packages, generating group business via travel agency sales, marketing travel products to the retail industry, and reviewing documentation preparation. Basic theories and strategies related to tour escorting are covered.

Wedding Planning Management

(HOSP 2256 001)

The Wedding Planning Management course will concentrate on the planning of a wedding and follow through to the implementation of the event. The course will highlight the history of marriage, cultural and ethnic diversity in weddings, consumerism, venues, destination weddings, and stress management. The students will apply this learning through a business plan, marketing strategies, and client relations.


Women in the Arts: Culture and Artistic Expressions of Gender
(HUMNT 1104 001)

An interdisciplinary study of women throughout the world and their contributions to the arts and culture through the humanities. This course explores artistic creations as well as reflections of gender identity across place and time. With analyses informed by feminist and gender theories, at least three of the following--art, architecture, music, literature, history, philosophy, and the performing arts--will be studied in their artistic, historical, and cultural contexts with an eye towards discerning how gender informs their creation and message. Attendance at outside events may be required. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score - Category One

Polysomnography Board Review

(POLY 2307 NET01)

Students will complete a comprehensive review and update of theory for Polysomnography Technologist procedures. Upon successful completion of this course students will be prepared for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPT) exam.

Cognitive Psychology
(PSYCH 2215 001)

Study of development of humans from conception to death with emphasis on the scientific analysis of developmental patterns. Reviews research and major theoretical viewpoints on physical, cognitive, social, emotional, personality, career, and moral development. may be required.
Prerequisite: Psychology 1100


Non-Verbal Communication

(SPEEC 1820 010)

Study of communication theory and its application to nonverbal communication. Nonverbal skills will be explored, analyzed and practiced. Covers nonverbal communication as it relates to interpersonal communication, communication codes, emotion and power.

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