The following courses are available through NCPACE and the Coast Guard Afloat program to active-duty service members.
ADDS 500 Substance Abuse: Current Concepts (3 semester credit hours)
Examines physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of drug abuse and includes historical and contemporary patterns. Examines past and present drug abuse treatment modalities and analyzes factors and institutions at the local, state, and national level that affect the delivery of substance abuse services. Includes legal and ethical issues in drug abuse.
ANTH 350 Beliefs and Believers (3 semester credit hours)
Explores the nature and function of belief structures or "worldviews" with representatives from a wide variety of religious and secular perspectives. Students will gain some initial exposure to the religious systems of major world religious institutions and develop an understanding of their personal beliefs.
COMS 534 Family Communication (3 semester credit hours)
Examines the ways in which family members communicate, make decisions, settle conflict, and learn to relate to one another. This course is especially relevant because of the profound changes that are currently affecting the family unit. More children are born to single parents, more families have both partners working, more couples are commuting, more couples are divorcing, and more stepfamilies are being formed than ever before.
Prerequisite: For those who do not have an Associate's degree, three credit hours of EITHER a course in basic Communication Studies, English 1301, Philosophy 120, Psychology 100, or the equivalent to any of those listed here. Strong writing skills are necessary.
ENGL 308 Living Literature: The Classics and You (3 semester credit hours)
An introduction to a selection of the "classics" of the Western Literary Tradition. Beginning with Genesis, students will read and discuss Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare, Moliere, Milton, Voltaire, Goethe, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Kafka. The orientation of the course is the relevance of these texts to our lives.
ENGL 420 Modern American Poetry: Voices and Visions (3 semester credit hours)
An introductory literature course emphasizing relationships of the poets, their influence on each other and on those who followed them, and their place in American literature. Compares and contrasts the American vernacular voice with modern European idiom, the democratic image of society with the poet as a privileged visionary, and the poetry of social conscience with a poetry of metaphysical rumination.
Prerequisite: Three credit hours of English composition at the lower-division level
INST 410 Worlds of Art (3 semester credit hours)
Compares objects from eight differing contexts and diverse geographical world areas and contrasts the imagery, cultural circumstances, and the world view within which the art was created and in which it functioned.
MGMT 301 Introduction to Management Strategies (3 semester credit hours)
Introduces classical management, behavioral, and management science. Reviews the fundamental functions of management emphasizing the interrelationships among planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Both the impact of organizations upon participants and the impact of participants upon organizations are studied. Examines systems approach to solving operational problems.
PSYC 305 Love: What Everyone Needs to Know (3 semester credit hours)
Explores the intricacies and problems of close, committed, interpersonal relationships, including marriage. Discusses the important relationship concepts and standards. The course includes a unit on military marriage and the challenges.
PSYC 445 Social Psychology (3 semester credit hours)
Provides a comprehensive overview of psychology. Presents concepts, theories, and data from various subfields in psychology, including sensation-perception, learning, memory, personality, abnormal, social, developmental, and physiological.
Prerequisite: Three credit hours of Psychology 100, Introduction to Psychology, or the equivalent.
SOSC 32A Dealing with Diversity (3 semester credit hours)
Designed to help students recognize and appreciate the differences and similarities between diverse groups and individuals in our multicultural society, such as those distinguished by race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability and age.