Early College Program

Course Descriptions

The following brief course descriptions will provide students with an idea of what they will be studying in Idaho State University's Early College Program courses. Credit information is also provided. This list of courses changes every school year. Contact the Early College Program office for the most current list.

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Biology

Course Description
BIOL 1101
Biology I
(4 credits) Major concepts in biology with an emphasis on the acquisition of new knowledge, cell structure and function, principles of inheritance, and evolution. COREQ; BIOL 1101L
BIOL 1101
Biology I Lab

(0 credits) Assignments to apply principles from BIOL 1101.

BIOL 1102
Biology II
(4 credits) Major concepts in biology with an emphasis on the development of diversity, plant and animal structure and function, ecology, and behavior. PREREQ; BIOL 1101; COREQ; BIOL 1102L
BIOL 1102L
Biology II Lab
(0 credits) Assignments to apply principles from BIOL 1102.
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Chemistry

Course Description
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
(4 credits) Introductory course for students in scientific and technical fields; structure and reactivity of elements and compounds, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, and chemical periodicity. COREQ; CHEM 1111L; PREREQ, Math 1143 or 1147 or equivalent.
CHEM 1111L
General Chemistry I Lab
(1 credit) Laboratory course to accompany General Chemistry I.

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Child and Family Studies

Course Description
CFS 1120
Personal Economics
(3 credits) A study of economic decisions facing people in their daily lives as individuals and families. Topics include budgeting, consumer credit, buying or renting a home, medical care, life insurance, retirement planning, investing, and tax management.
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Civil Engineering

Course Description
CE 1120
Introduction to Engineering
(2 credits) Introduction to engineering problem solving, engineering design, analysis of contemporary societal issues and methods of presenting engineering information. Design projects and/or presentations of current engineering challenges.

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Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Course Description
COMM 1101
Principles of Speech
(3 credits) Basic course in oral communication that emphasized the theory and practice of informative speaking, logical argumentation, persuasion, small group discussion, and interpersonal communication. Designed to explain the humanistic nature of human communication and to improve a student's ability to express ideas orally.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

Course Description
CSED 2205
Introduction to Communication Differences and Disorders
(3 credits) Survey of speech, hearing, and language disorders, including study of the development of speech. Observations, films and assigned readings serve as illustrations of the various communications problems.

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English

Course Description
ENGL 1101
English Composition
(3 credits) Course in which students read, analyze and write expository essays for a variety of purposes consistent with expectations for college-level writing in standard edited English.
ENGL 1102
Critical Reading and Writing
(3 credits) Writing essays based on readings. Focus on critical reading; research methods; gathering, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing ideas and evidence; documentation. PREREQ: ENGL 1101
ENGL 1110
Introduction to Literature
(3 credits) Introduction to the critical reading of various literary genres, with attention to the interpretation and evaluation of representative texts.
ENGL 1115
Major Themes in Literature
(3 credits) Introduction to literature through the study of one or more major themes that cross historical and cultural boundaries.

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French

Course Description
FREN 1101
Elementary French I
(4 credits) Intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in French and to acquaint them with the culture of the French-speaking countries.
FREN 1102
Elementary French II
(4 credits) Intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in French and to acquaint them with the culture of the French-speaking countries. PREREQ: FREN 1101

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German

Course Description
GERM 1101
Elementary German I
(4 credits) Intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in German and to acquaint them with the culture of the German-speaking countries.
GERM 1102
Elementary German II
(4 credits) Intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in German and to acquaint them with the culture of the German-speaking countries. PREREQ: GERM 1101

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Health Care Administration

Course Description
HCA 1110
Introduction to Allied Health Professions
(3 credits) Introduction to the allied health professions with emphasis on interrelationships and the team approach to health care.
HCA 2210
Medical Terminology and Communication
(2 credits) Terminology and vocabulary basic to all areas of medical science, hospital services, and allied health specialties. Develops skills in correct written and oral usage of medical terms. Equivalent to HE 2210.

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Health Education

Course Description
HE 2221
Introduction to Health Education
(3 credits) Concepts essential to understanding the discipline: competencies, ethics, health education theories and philosophies, and career opportunities for professional health educators in school and community settings.

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History

Course Description
HIST 1101
Foundations of Europe
(3 credits) Historical development of Europe since ancient times as a world region and its expanding importance in the first global age, to 1700.
HIST 1102
Modern Europe
(3 credits) Europe's rise and decline as the dominant world region during the second global age, from 1700 to the present.
HIST 1111
U.S. History I (to 1865)
(3 credits) Colonial origins and achievement of independence, constitutional government, national boundaries, and the preservation of the union.
HIST 1112
U.S. History II
1865 to present)
(3 credits) The domestic and international development of a plural industrial society.
HIST 1118
U.S. History and Culture
(3 credits) An introduction to U. S. history and culture, including cultural change over time.

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Math

Course Description
MATH 1153
Introduction to Statistics
(3 credits) Descriptive statistics, probability, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing for one and two parameters. Emphasis on applications to a wide variety of disciplines. PREREQ: MATH 1108 or equivalent test scores.
MATH 1170
Calculus I
(4 credits) Real-valued functions of one real variable: limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, applications. PREREQ: MATH 1144 or MATH 1147 or equivalent test scores.

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Music

Course Description
MUSC 1100
Introduction to Music
(3 credits)A listening-oriented course with Western art music as its principal focus. Designed for the general student. No music reading ability/performance skills are assumed.

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Physical Education

Course Description
PE 2222
First Aid, CPR and Sport Safety
(3 credits)Course includes training in first aid, CPR and sport safety. The course also covers strategies for reducing the risk of suffering a heart attack. The sport safety portion will cover sports-related injury prevention.
PE 2237
Activity Performance Techniques III
(3 credits) Laboratory-enhanced skills in fitness and conditioning-based recreation, nontraditional games and activities. Emphasis on skill development and performance.
PE 2243
Anatomical Foundations of Human Activity
(3 credits) Study of human body structure including the neuromuscular, skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and organ systems. Course is designed for health and physical education candidates.

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Physical and Occupational Therapy

Course Description
PTOT 2209
Introduction to Occupational Therapy
(1 credit) Exploration of the diversity of occupational therapy and how occupation or "activity" can be used as an intervention for promoting health and independence in persons with physical, emotional and developmental disabilities.

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Physics

Course Description
PHYS 1111
General Physics I
(3 credits) Introductory physics course for students in scientific and technical fields, particularly the biological sciences; mechanics, wave motion, thermodynamics. PREREQ; MATH 1143 or MATH 1147 or equivalent.
PHYS 1112
General Physics II
(3 credits) Introduction to optics, electricity and magnetism and selected topics from atomic and nuclear physics. PREREQ: PHYS 1111 or equivalent.

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Political Science

Course Description
POLS 1101
Introduction to American Government
(3 credit) Constitutional basis, structure, and administrative organization of the national government.
POLS 2202
Introduction to Politics
(3 credits) This class is an introduction to the fundamental issues in political science. Examples of topics covered include equality, majority rule, and the fact-value distinction.

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Spanish

Course Description
SPAN 1101
Elementary Spanish I
(4 credits) Intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in Spanish and to acquaint them with the culture of Spanish-speaking countries.
SPAN 1102
Elementary Spanish II
(4 credits) Intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in Spanish and to acquaint them with the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. PREREQ: SPAN 1101

SPAN 2210

Spanish for Health Care I

(3 credits) A course designed to teach health care professionals how to communicate proficiently with Spanish-speaking patients. Integrates thematically related vocabulary, grammar, and culture with an emphasis on occupational communication. PREREQ: SPAN 1102 or equivalent.

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Theater

Course Description
THEA 2221
Stage Costume Construction
(3 credits) Methods of assembling stage costumes. Use of various fabrics and materials will be emphasized.

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