Courses

 

Fall 2019

 

Tues/Thu 12:30- 1:45PM – at QCC Room 214S
CIS 111 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications - 3 Credits

This course provides an overview of common business office technology usage, including operating systems functions, Internet technologies, and productivity suites. The course focuses on basic working knowledge and hands-on experiences in word processing, spreadsheet processing, relational database processing, and presentation software. This course is the first of two in a series to assist students in preparation of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam. Microcomputer Applications Pathway

Tues/Thu 12:30 – 1:45 PM – at QCC Room 409S
BSL 101 –Business Law I - 3 Credits

This course examines law and society; the operation of law as it reflects the mores of human relations; and the ethics of business, criminal, and tort law with special emphasis on the law of contracts. Topics include the general principles of the law assigned, the nature of the United States legal system, the trial process, and the sources of law available. Students analyze court decisions and learn to apply the law both in fact situations and in reasoning in gray areas. Business Pathway

 

Tues/Thu 12:30-1:45PM – at QCC Room 377A        
FYE 101 – First Year Experience – 3 Credits

First year students who want success and direction in their college experience gain practical skills that are directly applied to selection of a college major and future career paths. Students gain effective learning strategies and information on how to navigate and use college procedures and resources. This course emphasizes self-discovery, the workplace, life decisions, and career/future planning within a multicultural framework. Students explore psychological theories and apply those theories to their own personal situations to formulate career/life plans. Students identify their abilities and explore their values, interests, motives, motivations, behaviors, personalities, and interaction styles. Students acquire and develop skills for career planning, job searching and understanding job satisfaction. Students develop an e-portfolio that integrates information developed through the self-assessment and career development process. General Education Pathway

Tue/Thu 2:30- 3:50 Room 254A at QCC 
CIS 105 Introduction to Information Technology - 3 Credits
This course provides an overview of the core aspects of information technology. The topics include: computer hardware, operating systems, application software, networks, information security, interactive media, and programming. The course focuses on defining how each IT area relates to, and interacts with, each other. Upon completion of the course, students have the knowledge necessary for further study in IT as well as understanding of the impact of technology on society and organizations of all types. Computer Technology Pathway

Tue/Thu 2:30- 3:50 Room 378A at QCC
FYE 101 First Year Experience - 3 Credits

First year students who want success and direction in their college experience gain practical skills that are directly applied to selection of a college major and future career paths. Students gain effective learning strategies and information on how to navigate and use college procedures and resources. This course emphasizes self-discovery, the workplace, life decisions, and career/future planning within a multicultural framework. Students explore psychological theories and apply those theories to their own personal situations to formulate career/life plans. Students identify their abilities and explore their values, interests, motives, motivations, behaviors, personalities, and interaction styles. Students acquire and develop skills for career planning, job searching and understanding job satisfaction. Students develop an e-portfolio that integrates information developed through the self-assessment and career development process.

Tue/Thu 2:30- 3:50 Room 353A at QCC 
SPN 111 Beginning Spanish I - 3 Credits

This course introduces the fundamentals of the Spanish language. Students examine brief readings on the everyday aspects of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world. Students use common conversation, tell time, make comparisons, discuss the weather, and recognize and use basic tenses for common verbs. Previous knowledge of Spanish is not necessary. F/S General Education Pathway


Tue/Thu 2:30- 3:50 Room B62A at QCC
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology (Principles) - 3 Credits

This course introduces basic theories and vocabulary of sociology including its historical origins and research process. It examines the major principles that govern the structure and function of society, its institutions, groups, and processes. Students learn how societies meet or do not meet the social, psychological, economic and everyday needs of their members. The course emphasizes making connections between students’ personal lives and the social change occurring around them. Prerequisite: ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score. F/S/SU General Education Pathway

 

Tues/Thu 7:20-9:00AM at South High
ENG 101 English Composition 1 – 3 Credits

In Composition 1, students write a minimum of four essays in multiple drafts in addition to shorter writing assignments, such as journals or discussion posts, with emphasis on audience awareness; critical thinking and reading; thesis development; organization; and grammatical correctness. Readings from various disciplines provide writing models and material for analysis of ideas. Students also evaluate, incorporate, and document sources from print, Internet, and library databases to support their writing.

Prerequisite: ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher; ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score. F/S/SU General Education Pathway

 

M/T/W/T/F 7:20-8:09AM at Doherty High 
ART 131 – Introduction to Drawing I – 3 Credits

This course examines the varied experiences involved in the drawing process while emphasizing an awareness of traditional disciplines. Students learn how to solve problems of surface organization and to develop the ability to analyze and translate three-dimensional space into a two-dimensional surface by using both perceptual and conceptual drawing methods. General Education Pathway

M/T/W/T/F 8:13-9:00AM at Doherty
ENG 101 English Composition 1 – 3 Credits

In Composition 1, students write a minimum of four essays in multiple drafts in addition to shorter writing assignments, such as journals or discussion posts, with emphasis on audience awareness; critical thinking and reading; thesis development; organization; and grammatical correctness. Readings from various disciplines provide writing models and material for analysis of ideas. Students also evaluate, incorporate, and document sources from print, Internet, and library databases to support their writing.

Prerequisite: ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher; ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score. F/S/SU General Education Pathway

M/T/W/T/F  8:00-8:52 at UPCS/Claremont
ENG 101 English Composition 1 – 3 Credits

In Composition 1, students write a minimum of four essays in multiple drafts in addition to shorter writing assignments, such as journals or discussion posts, with emphasis on audience awareness; critical thinking and reading; thesis development; organization; and grammatical correctness. Readings from various disciplines provide writing models and material for analysis of ideas. Students also evaluate, incorporate, and document sources from print, Internet, and library databases to support their writing. Prerequisite: ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher; ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score. F/S/SU General Education Pathway

 

M/T/W/T/F Every Other Week 8:52-10:16 at WTHS
ENG 101 English Composition 1 – 3 Credits

In Composition 1, students write a minimum of four essays in multiple drafts in addition to shorter writing assignments, such as journals or discussion posts, with emphasis on audience awareness; critical thinking and reading; thesis development; organization; and grammatical correctness. Readings from various disciplines provide writing models and material for analysis of ideas. Students also evaluate, incorporate, and document sources from print, Internet, and library databases to support their writing. Prerequisite: ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher; ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score. F/S/ General Education Pathway


M/T/W/T/F 7:20-8:09 at Burncoat
ENG 101 English Composition 1 – 3 Credits

In Composition 1, students write a minimum of four essays in multiple drafts in addition to shorter writing assignments, such as journals or discussion posts, with emphasis on audience awareness; critical thinking and reading; thesis development; organization; and grammatical correctness. Readings from various disciplines provide writing models and material for analysis of ideas. Students also evaluate, incorporate, and document sources from print, Internet, and library databases to support their writing. Prerequisite: ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher; ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score. F/S/ General Education Pathways

Mon/Wed 7:20-8:09 at South
ENG 101 English Composition 1 – 3 Credits

In Composition 1, students write a minimum of four essays in multiple drafts in addition to shorter writing assignments, such as journals or discussion posts, with emphasis on audience awareness; critical thinking and reading; thesis development; organization; and grammatical correctness. Readings from various disciplines provide writing models and material for analysis of ideas. Students also evaluate, incorporate, and document sources from print, Internet, and library databases to support their writing. Prerequisite: ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher; ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score. F/S/ General Education Pathway

Mon/Wed/Fri 1:30-2:20 at WSU
PS-101 Psychology – 3 Credits

Introduction to history of psychology, scientific method, brain/nervous system, development, learning, motivation, sensation/perception, personality, psychopathology, psychotherapy, cognitive processes, social behavior - 3 Credits

 

Mon/Wed/Fri 1:50 pm at WSU
GS-140 Physical Geology - 4 Credits

A survey of Anthropologic environmental impacts and the underlying mechanisms involved. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week - 4 Credits

 

 

 

Spring 2020

 

Tues/Thu 12:30- 1:45– at QCC Room 214S
FIN 111Personal Financial Planning - 3 Credits

This course provides an overview of common business office technology usage, including operating systems functions, Internet technologies, and productivity suites. The course focuses on basic working knowledge and hands-on experiences in word processing, spreadsheet processing, relational database processing, and presentation software. This course is the first of two in a series to assist students in preparation of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam. Microcomputer Applications Pathway

 

Tues/Thu 12:30 – 1:45 PM – at QCC Room HLC 101
BSL 101 –Business Law I - 3 Credits

This course examines law and society; the operation of law as it reflects the mores of human relations; and the ethics of business, criminal, and tort law with special emphasis on the law of contracts. Topics include the general principles of the law assigned, the nature of the United States legal system, the trial process, and the sources of law available. Students analyze court decisions and learn to apply the law both in fact situations and in reasoning in gray areas. Business Pathway


Tues/Thur 12:30-1:45PM – at QCC Room B62A      
CRJ 102 Terrorism and Homeland Security - 3 Credits

This course covers the fundamentals of preparing an organization and community for terrorism in the 21st century. Areas of study include the concept of threat assessment, prevention, mitigation, and response. Students learn about crisis and consequence management, and the methods used to plan for and respond to domestic terrorist incidents involving nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons of mass destruction as it relates to Homeland Security. Criminal Justice Pathway


Tues/Thurs 2:30- 4:00 – At QCC Room 382A (QCC computer classroom - 20)
CIS 111 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications - 3 Credits

This course provides an overview of common business office technology usage, including operating systems functions, Internet technologies, and productivity suites. The course focuses on basic working knowledge and hands-on experiences in word processing, spreadsheet processing, relational database processing, and presentation software. This course is the first of two in a series to assist students in preparation of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam. Microcomputer Applications Pathway

 

Tues/Thurs 2:30-4:00 – At QCC Room 210S (QCC general classroom - 28) – PSY 101

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology - 3 Credits
In this survey course, the student becomes aware of and appreciates the various influences upon behavior. The topics covered include, but are not limited to, the nervous system, sensation and perception, motivation, learning, emotion, and personality. Through an investigation of these areas, within a multiplicity of cultural contexts, the student understands the diversity of the human condition.
Prerequisite: ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score. F/S/SU General Education Pathway

Tues/Thurs 2:30-4:00 – At QCC Room 254A (QCC computer classroom - 16)
FYE 101 First Year Experience - 3 Credits

First year students who want success and direction in their college experience gain practical skills that are directly applied to selection of a college major and future career paths. Students gain effective learning strategies and information on how to navigate and use college procedures and resources. This course emphasizes self-discovery, the workplace, life decisions, and career/future planning within a multicultural framework. Students explore psychological theories and apply those theories to their own personal situations to formulate career/life plans. Students identify their abilities and explore their values, interests, motives, motivations, behaviors, personalities, and interaction styles. Students acquire and develop skills for career planning, job searching and understanding job satisfaction. Students develop an e-portfolio that integrates information developed through the self-assessment and career development process. General Education Pathway

 

Tues/Thu 2:30-4:00 – at QCC Room 362A (QCC general classroom - 29)
ART 131 Introduction to Drawing I - 3 Credits

This course examines the varied experiences involved in the drawing process while emphasizing an awareness of traditional disciplines. Students learn how to solve problems of surface organization and to develop the ability to analyze and translate three-dimensional space into a two-dimensional surface by using both perceptual and conceptual drawing methods. F/S General Education Pathway

  

Tues/Thurs 2:30-4:00 – At QCC Room 377A (QCC computer classroom - 20)
BTT 101 Introduction to Biotechnology - 3 Credits

The basic tenets of biotechnology including the scientific method will be presented through readings on the commercialization of recombinant DNA technology to produce therapeutic proteins and on the drug discovery process. Students will discuss the ethics, public policy issues, patent issues, career opportunities, and therapeutic promises of recombinant DNA technology. Students will also participate in a virtual drug discovery program to elucidate issues in drug discovery such as target identification, lead discovery and optimization, candidate selection, ethical clinical trials, and drug markets. Prerequisite: ENG 091 with a grade of "C" or higher, ENG 096 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score, MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score. F/S/S Biotechnology Pathway

 

Tues/Thurs 2:30- 4:00 – At QCC Room 375A (QCC computer classroom - 20)
MAT 122 Statistics Credits - 3

This course covers the essentials of statistics. Students learn descriptive and inferential statistics; charts (histograms, frequency polygons, ogives, and pie charts); measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode, and weighted mean); and measures of dispersion (range, variance, and standard deviation). Additional areas of study include discrete and continuous random variables; basic probability theory; the binomial distribution and its application in binomial experiments; standard and non-standard normal distributions; the Central Limit Theorem; confidence intervals for means, proportions, and variances; linear correlation and regression; and the one sample hypotheses test for mean (large and small sample), proportions, and variances.

MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score Healthcare Pathway

 

Tues/Thu MAT 100 - 2:30-4:00 at QCC Room 377A

MAT 100 College Algebra - 3 Credits

This course continues the areas of study presented in Intermediate Algebra with more advanced treatment. Students perform arithmetic operations on rational expressions, solve equations with fractions; factor expressions; simplify complex fractions; simplify exponential expressions, roots, radicals, and rational exponents; solve linear systems using several techniques; use the midpoint and distance formulas; recognize and graph the equation of a circle; solve linear and absolute value inequalities; solve quadratic equations by completing the square and by using the quadratic formula; solve equations containing radicals or absolute values; and perform arithmetic operations on radical expressions and complex numbers.
Prerequisite: MAT 099 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score. F/S/SU

M/T/W/T/F- 8:13-9:00AM at Doherty         
ENG 102 Composition II - 3 Credits

In Composition II, students produce a minimum of four essays of carefully crafted prose. Student writers practice integrating and citing readings from academic disciplines, including literature; their research-based documented essays are expected to reflect the ethical standards of formal argument.
Prerequisite: ENG 101. F/S/SU

 

M/T/W/T/F 7:20-8:09AM at Doherty
ART 132 Introduction to Drawing II - 3 Credits
This course introduces instrumental and perspective drawing, including free application of mechanical theories. Topics include art and design applications of techniques; proper instrument use; and parallel, angular, and three-point perspective. Students learn how to use both freehand techniques and mechanical instruments to render drawings with speed, accuracy, legibility, and neatness.
Prerequisite: ART 131. F/S

 

Tues/Thurs 7:20-9:00 AM at North High    
CIS 134 Web Page Development I - 3 Credits
This course focuses on designing Web sites using HTML5/XHTML and CSS3 along with development tools such as Notepad++. Topics include creating links, image maps, using grid-based layout for laying out pages, positioning elements, applying CSS for graphic design, flexbox for mobile web pages, media queries, tables, client-side forms, and insertion of audio and video files. Validation of web pages using transitional DTD, strict DTD will also be discussed. Students will work on individual assignments to create web pages/sites.
Corequisite: CIS 111. F/S Computer Science Pathway

 

Mon/Wed 7:20-9:00AM at South

CIS 134 Web Page Development I - 3 Credits
This course focuses on designing Web sites using HTML5/XHTML and CSS3 along with development tools such as Notepad++. Topics include creating links, image maps, using grid-based layout for laying out pages, positioning elements, applying CSS for graphic design, flexbox for mobile web pages, media queries, tables, client-side forms, and insertion of audio and video files. Validation of web pages using transitional DTD, strict DTD will also be discussed. Students will work on individual assignments to create web pages/sites.
Corequisite: CIS 111. F/S Computer Science Pathway

M/T/W/T/F- 8:13-9:00AM South HS
ENG 102 Composition II - 3 Credits

In Composition II, students produce a minimum of four essays of carefully crafted prose. Student writers practice integrating and citing readings from academic disciplines, including literature; their research-based documented essays are expected to reflect the ethical standards of formal argument.
Prerequisite: ENG 101. F/S/SU

 

M/T/W/T/F  8:00-8:52 at UPCS/Claremont
ENG 102 English Composition II – 3 Credits

In Composition II, students produce a minimum of four essays of carefully crafted prose. Student writers practice integrating and citing readings from academic disciplines, including literature; their research-based documented essays are expected to reflect the ethical standards of formal argument.
Prerequisite: ENG 101. F/S/SU

 

M/T/W/T/F   8:52-10:16 Every other Week at WTHS
ENG 102 English Composition II– 3 Credits

In Composition II, students produce a minimum of four essays of carefully crafted prose. Student writers practice integrating and citing readings from academic disciplines, including literature; their research-based documented essays are expected to reflect the ethical standards of formal argument.
Prerequisite: ENG 101. F/S/SU

 

M/T/W/T/F   8:52-10:16 Every other Week at WTHS
ENG 102 English Composition II – 3 Credits

In Composition II, students produce a minimum of four essays of carefully crafted prose. Student writers practice integrating and citing readings from academic disciplines, including literature; their research-based documented essays are expected to reflect the ethical standards of formal argument.
Prerequisite: ENG 101. F/S/SU

  

M/T/W/T/F  Every other week 11:35-12:58 at WTHS
MAT 121 Topics in Mathematics - 3 Credits 

This course explores various areas in contemporary mathematics and consists of two components: required topics and optional topics. Required topics include mathematical patterns and problem solving, consumer finance, probability, statistics and Euclidean and transformational geometry. Optional topics may be chosen from the following: linear functions and applications; numeration systems; sets; logic; graph theory; election theory; apportionment; tessellations and fractals; and cryptography; in addition, instructors may also choose to expand upon the required topics. 
Prerequisite: MAT 095 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score. F/S/SU General Education Pathway

 

M/T/W/T/F Every other week 11:35-12:58 at WTHS
MAT 100 College Algebra - 3 Credits T

This course continues the areas of study presented in Intermediate Algebra with more advanced treatment. Students perform arithmetic operations on rational expressions, solve equations with fractions; factor expressions; simplify complex fractions; simplify exponential expressions, roots, radicals, and rational exponents; solve linear systems using several techniques; use the midpoint and distance formulas; recognize and graph the equation of a circle; solve linear and absolute value inequalities; solve quadratic equations by completing the square and by using the quadratic formula; solve equations containing radicals or absolute values; and perform arithmetic operations on radical expressions and complex numbers.
Prerequisite: MAT 099 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score. F/S/SU

 

M/T/W/T/F 7:20 – 8:09 at Burncoat
ENG 102 English Composition II – 3 Credits

In Composition II, students produce a minimum of four essays of carefully crafted prose. Student writers practice integrating and citing readings from academic disciplines, including literature; their research-based documented essays are expected to reflect the ethical standards of formal argument.
Prerequisite: ENG 101. F/S/SU


Spring Dual Enrollment 2020

 

Worcester State University will be offering dual enrollment courses. Classes will be offered during the spring semester 2020 (Jan. 13, 2020 - May 15, 2020). There is no cost to students.

 

ED-191: Exploration in Education – 3 Credits
Course Dates & Time: MW: 1:50-3:20PM
Prof. Bernard Reese 

This course analyzes goals, values, and practices in educating culturally diverse populations. Includes bilingual, special needs and gifted students.

 

SP 191: (ST) Latin American Fiction – 3 Credits
Course Dates & Time: MW After School (3:00-4:30PM)
Prof. Naida Saavedra 

This course is an introductory level lecture course in English on Latin American topics

 

EV-1XX: Environmental Science Course – 3 Credits
Course Dates & Time: MW 1:50-3:20PM
Prof. TBD

 

UR-101: Intro to Urban Studies Course – 3 Credits
Course Dates & Time: MW 2:30-4:00PM 
Prof. TBD

 

CM-110:  Public Speaking – 3 Credits
Course Dates & Time: Sat. 9:30-12:30PM
Professor Julian Berrian 

This course will cover the essentials of speech production and speech writing for large and small groups. Classroom practice in delivering various types of speeches. 

100 Males to College Section

 

PH-178: Africana Philosophy – 3 Credits 
Course Dates & Time:
MW After School (3:00-4:30PM)
Prof. Jonathan Flowers 

This course will cover Africana Philosophy with a special emphasis on the ways that masculinity has been constructed and discussed throughout the Africana Philosophical tradition. By “Africana Philosophical tradition,” this course intends the whole body of philosophy produced throughout the African Diaspora, not simply limited to the US/American context. In so doing, this course aims to provide students with the tools to construct and analyze their own identities with reference to the long tradition of Africana Philosophy.

100 Males to College Section