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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Summer 2013– New Classes
Explore Chicago - Improve Your English
(ESL 0882 FS060/ESL 0883 FS060)
Improve your English language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and vocabulary development) while exploring the cultural riches and history of Chicago. Experience language use in authentic contexts through field trips to Chicago and in-class discussions and presentations. This course is open to students with an intermediate level of English proficiency or higher no matter what their immigration status may be. It meets twice a week for five weeks, ten hours a week from June 11 to July 11. Fee: $58 (includes transportation and related fees). Tuition, entrance fees to museums/sites is extra. Information: John Stasinopoulos, (630) 942-2013, email email@example.com.
Great Filmmakers: Frank Capra's America
(ENGLI 1135 FA070)
The course offers a look at American life as seen through the eyes of Frank Capra who was a significant figure in American popular culture. Starting in silent films, Capra developed a distinctive directorial style while honoring the ordinary man and popularizing the American Dream. The course will feature his films: "It Happened One Night", "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "Meet John Doe" and "It's A Wonderful Life," as well as the propaganda films he made for the U.S. Army during World War II. Through the study of the films and life in America during the 1920s-1940s, see influence of popular film and American culture. Classes: May 30 to Aug. 1. Additional hours TBA. Information: Allan Carter, (630) 682-9524 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speech 1100: Speaking of Chicago
(SPEEC 1100 FS060)
Experience the city of Chicago while satisfying your Speech 1100 requirement. Learn more about the history and architecture of the city, visit the Chicago History Museum and the Loop. As part of a small group persuasive project, students will propose a Chicago-based site for the final meeting and then persuade the class to vote for it. Class: June 15 (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.), July 6 and 27 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Field study: June 29, July 13 and Aug. 3 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Additional hours/discussions are online. Fee: $60 (includes entrance fees). Tuition extra. Students are responsible for their own transportation cost and have the option of traveling with the class to the city via Metra or traveling on their own and meeting the class in Chicago. Information: Jude Geiger, (630) 942-2179, or email email@example.com.
China: Change in an Ancient Society
(ECONO 1800 FS060)
Walk on the Great Wall of China, visit the Forbidden City, tour the Summer Palace and see the Temple of Heaven. Travel to Xi'an, the ancient capital and medieval terminus of the storied Silk Road, and see the Terra Cotta Warriors. Then on to Shanghai, the ultra-modern commercial center of China. Along the way, witness the ancient beauty of Chinese civilization in cities such as Hangzhou and Suzhou. Field study: May 11 to 25. Fee: $3,795 (includes all air/land transportation, hotels, entrance fees, tips, visas and most meals). Tuition extra. Information: Lewis Jones (630) 942-2039, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
India's Golden Triangle: Delhi, Jaipur and Agra
(HUMNT 1800 FS060)
Rooted in the ancient Indus valley civilization, India presents a fascinating cultural heritage, with hundreds of languages, ethnic groupings and cultural expressions. Visit Old Delhi, New Delhi, Jaipur, Fatepur Sikri and Agra. Antiquity and modernity co-exist in these cities, and the intercultural, interreligious exchange that marked the splendor of ancient India continues to shine through these cities today. Class: April 24, May 8 and June 5 (7 to 9:50 p.m.). Field Study: May 14 to May 23. Fee: $3,300 (includes air/land transportation, hotels, entrance fees and some meals). Tuition extra. Information: Thomas Kulanjiyil, (630) 942-3511, e-mail: email@example.com.
Acadia National Park by Foot, Bike and Kayak
(PHYS 1800 FS061)
Our national parks are integral in helping facilitate healthy lifestyles in the lives of Americans. With 45 miles of historic carriage roads to bike, 140 miles of hiking trails to explore, and plenty of rugged coastline to paddle, an active lifestyle is easily attainable in Acadia National Park. Travel to Maine and explore our first national park east of the Mississippi, an expanse of space protected by 20th century philanthropists and visionaries. Class: May 29 (6 to 7:20 p.m.). Field study: June 8 to 13. Fee: $1,095 (includes round trip airfare, shuttles, ground transportation, hotel lodging and all activity fees.) Tuition extra. Information: Gib Egge, (630) 942-2787, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mountain Biking the Southern Kettle Moraine
(PHYS 1804 FS060)
Bike the rugged terrain of the beautiful Southern Kettle Moraine trails just outside
of Palmyra, WI. Learn the basics of mountain biking, including basic bicycle maintenance,
riding techniques, safety considerations and trail rules. Class: June 4 (6 to 7:50
p.m.). Field study: June 14 (depart 5:30 p.m.) to 16 (return 7 p.m.). Fee: $150 (includes
transportation, trail and camping fees, and group camping equipment). Tuition extra.
Participants must have a mountain bike in good condition and should plan to ride about
10 miles a day. Information: Rodney Buck, (630) 942-2356.
Fall 2013– New Classes
Weather Impacts and Preparedness
(EARTH 1119 001 & EARTH 1119 002)
An investigation of weather and climate impacts that affect various populations within the United States including snow, drought, floods, severe weather, and temperature extremes among other phenomena. Sociological impacts, preparedness, and warning and mitigation strategies will be discussed.
Role of the Nurse I
(NURSI 1120 001, NURSI 1120 002, NURSI 1120, 003)
Introduction to essential concepts and core values of the nursing profession within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. Emphasis is placed on nursing process, communication, health promotion, practice standards, and the various roles of the nurse in the delivery of healthcare.
Introduction to Core Concepts
(NURSI 1130 001, NURSI 1130 002, NURSI 1130 003, NURSI 1130 004, NURSI 1130 005, NURSI
1130 006, NURSI 1130 007, NURSI 1130 008, NURSI 1130 009, NURSI 1130 010)
Introduction to essential concepts and core values of health within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. Emphasis on development, functional ability, nutrition, elimination, homeostasis, care giving, and safety.
(NURSI 1140 001, NURSI 1140 002, NURSI 1140 003, NURSI 1140 004, NURSI 1140 005, NURSI
1140 006, NURSI 1140 007, NURSI 1140 008, NURSI 1140 009, NURSI 1140 010)
Theoretical basis for assessing the health status of individuals with an emphasis on cultural diversity and age related differences. Application of cognitive, psychomotor, communication, and critical thinking skills in conducting a health assessment. Assists the students in identifying and communicating normal and abnormal findings.
Pathophysiology-Altered Health Concepts
(NURSI 1150 001, NURSI 1150 002, NURSI 1150 003)
Principles of normal and altered physiology. Disease states and alterations in health status throughout the lifespan, incorporating diverse populations. Overview of common disease processes and their impact on homeostasis.
Foundations of Pharmacology
(NURSI 1160 001, NURSI 1160 002, NURSI 1160 003)
Principles of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and medication administration. Preparation for safe administration of pharmaceutical agents to populations across the lifespan. Emphasis on drug classification, dosage calculation, drug action, side effects, nursing implications, and patient education.
Android Application Development
(CIS 2593 001)
Introduces design and programming principles used in creating applications for Android, an open source software stack for mobile devices. Overview of the Android Application Framework, SDK (Software Development Kit), and guidelines for application design. Students will be able to create simple Android applications.
Advanced iPhone/iPad Application Development
(CIS 2594 001)
Advanced course in iPhone/iPad application programming environment and use of Apple's System Development Kit (SDK) to develop and deploy data driven applications on iPhone/iPad. Topics include data modeling, databases using core data, SQLite and MySQL, interfaces to web services, database applications, debugging, application design and implementation of data driven applications.
(CIS 2591 001)
Introduction to Objective-C programming language. Students will use XCode to enter, develop, and debug their programs under Mac OSX for iPhone/iPad application development.
Introduction to Anthropological Methods
(ANTHR 2100 010)
Introduces anthropological methods with an applied focus to study contemporary societies and addresses contemporary problems. Utilizes ethnography, case studies, cultural mapping interviews, textual analysis, observations, participant observation, ethology, focus groups, and other techniques. Students develop a keen awareness of cultural issues in research.
Cardiac Interventional Procedures and Patient Care
(DMIR 2600 001)
Overview of diagnostic, therapeutic, and conduction cardiac studies and percutaneous coronary intervention procedures. Hemodynamics and calculations related to cardiac studies. Basic concepts of patient care and management for cardiac procedures and infection prevention.
Equipment and Instrumentation Cardiac IV Radiography
(DMIR 2602 001)
Equipment and instrumentation utilized in cardiac interventional radiography studies.
Clinical Experience in Cardiac IV Radiography
(DMIR 2604 001)
Clinical experience in a dedicated cardiac catheterization laboratory setting. Students will perform the fundamental procedures required for certification in cardiac-interventional radiography.
American Revolution 1763-1815
(HISTO 2820 005)
An examination of the factors, events, immediate aftermath and legacy of the American Revolution. Themes will include political, economic, cultural and philosophical roots of the Revolution, key events and stages of the Revolutionary War and related subsequent developments such as the Articles of Confederation, formation and ratification of the Constitution and the early national period, up to and including the War of 1812.
(INTER 1135 001, INTER 1135 002)
Graphic visualizations, including one- and two-point perspectives and sketching techniques with an emphasis on concept development. Project visualizations are then enhanced with application of color, using marker for color studies and digital methods for photo-realistic renderings.
(INTER 2110 001, INTER 2110 002)
Preparatory course for design studio classes. Content includes space planning, universal design principles, design principles/elements, color for interior spaces, and contract drawing set formats for residential and commercial applications.
(SPEEC 1160 005)
Study of basic principles and theories of interpersonal communication and their application in attraction, conflict, romantic relationships, friendship, and familial communication.
Race, Sex, and Human Evolution
(ANTHR 1400 HYB50, ANTHR 1400 HYB60, ANTHR 1400 HYB75)
Introduces the field of physical anthropology, sometimes known as biological anthropology. Topics include the scientific foundations for studying race and human variation as well as popular misconceptions about human genetic diversity; primatology, including a survey of living primate forms; evolutionary theory, the fossil record and the development of humans; and humanity's place in world ecology. Introduces forensic anthropology. Includes laboratory work centered on these topics and skeletal biology.
The Historical Jesus
(RELIG 1820 001)
Introduces the various efforts to determine what Jesus said and did during his life according to scholarly and historical sources and methodologies. Explores the life of Jesus applying critical methodologies to Biblical and non-Biblical sources.
Information Technology Project Management
(CIS 2775 HYB01)
Introduces principles of Project Management as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Students gain hands-on experience with information technology project management procedures to increase basic familiarity with state-of-the-art project management processes. Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 1400 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Introduction to PHP Program Language
(CIS 2360 001)
Introduces students to the PHP scripting language. Covers history of PHP and compares PHP with dynamic content alternatives such as Perl and CGI. Covers creation of basic PHP scripts, self-referring forms, HTTP headers, passing of PHP variables via the URL, debugging, PHP functions, PH flow control and configuration. Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 1400 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.
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