Course Descriptions

All courses in the Doral College program are listed below. Courses are worth three (3) credit hours unless otherwise specified.

NATURAL SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS
BSC 220C: Principles of Biology I and Lab (4 cr.)
An introductory course for the biological sciences, which covers the scientific method, cell chemistry and metabolism, molecular genetics, and Mendelian genetics; with laboratory. Online, Face to Face.

BSC 221C: Principles of Biology II and Lab (4 cr.)
A continuation of BSC 220C in the biological sciences which covers the kingdoms of living organisms, plant and animal physiology, population genetics, evolution, and ecology; with laboratory (prerequisite: BSC 220C). Online, Face to Face.

CHM 104C: General Chemistry I and Lab (4 cr.)
This is the first semester of a two-semester general chemistry course for science, premedical science and engineering students. It includes nomenclature, atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, acids and bases, and gas laws; with laboratory. Online, Face to Face.

CHM 105C: General Chemistry II and Lab (4 cr.)
This course is a continuation of CHM 104 with emphasis on kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and nuclear chemistry; with laboratory (Prerequisite: CHM 104C). Online, Face to Face.

EVR 210: Environmental Science
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach through the study of the unifying constructs involving basic chemical, biological, and physical principles of environmental science and ecology. This class exposes the student to the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand these interrelationships. The course will explore solutions for preventing or resolving natural or human-made environmental problems. Online, Face to Face.

EVR 211: Global Environment and Society
This course includes an introduction to the impact of environmental issues on economics and society. Topics include energy usage, air, water, and soil pollution, waste management, wildlife management, extinction, human and environmental toxicology, risk assessment, global warming, ozone depletion, and the use of genetically modified organisms. Online, Face to Face.

OCB 111: Marine Biology
An introduction to the principles and general theory of marine science covering the physical, biological, geological, and chemical characteristics of seawater and sediments. Face to Face.

OCB 112: Marine Ecology
Concepts concerning the origin and evolution of the earth and seas, with geological processes related to their development. The origin and evolution of life including primitive forms in the marine environment. Face to Face.

PHY 114: General Physics I (4 cr.)
An algebra-based course. Fundamental principles of mechanics, heat and sound; with laboratory. Face to Face.

PHY 214: General Physics II (4 cr.)
Fundamental principles of electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics; with laboratory (Prerequisite: PHY 114). Face to Face.

MGF 120: College Math
Topics include number theory, numeration systems, geometry, counting methods, probability, and statistics. Online.

MAC 130: College Algebra
This course introduces the student to the concept of functions and their graphs. Students will graph linear, quadratic, rational, exponential, logarithmic, radical, power, and absolute value functions and transformations; perform operations on and compositions of functions; find the inverse of a function; apply the laws of logarithms to simplify expressions and solve equations; graph non-linear inequalities; solve related applications and modeling problems. Online.

MAC 140: Precalculus Algebra
Topics include: polynomial, rational, and other algebraic functions, their properties and graphs; polynomial and rational inequalities; exponential and logarithmic functions, their properties and graphs; conic sections; matrices and determinants; sequences and series; mathematical induction; and binomial theorem. Face to Face.

MAC 141: Trigonometry
This course explores trigonometric and inverse functions, vectors, identities, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions and applications (Prerequisite: MAC 130). Face to Face.

STA 201: Statistics
Fundamental concepts of probability, random variables and basic distributions, sample means and variances, statistical inference for means including both large sample theory and small sample theory, linear regression and correlation, use of commercial software statistical packages. Face to Face.

MAC 220: Calculus I
Functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, differentiation and integration of transcendental functions, applications. Online, Face to Face.

MAC 221: Calculus II
Techniques of integration, improper integrals, infinite series, parametric equations, vector functions, partial differentiation, multiple integration, line and surface integrals, applications (Prerequisite: MAC 220). Face to Face.

SCI 215: Special Topics in Science (1-3 cr.)
A variable content course in Science. Topic to be covered will be determined and announced in advance of registration. Offered as needed based on student interest and available faculty. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. Prerequisites: permission of faculty member and Dean or Chief Academic Officer. Online, Face to Face.

MAT 215: Special Topics in Mathematics (1-3 cr.)
A variable content course in Mathematics. Topic to be covered will be determined and announced in advance of registration. Offered as needed based on student interest and available faculty. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. (Prerequisites: permission of faculty member and Dean or Chief Academic Officer.) Online.

HUMANITIES/FOREIGN LANGUAGES
PHI 101: Introduction to Philosophy
This course will introduce students to the methods and topics of philosophy. Emphasis is on developing tools for understanding and analyzing complex arguments through engagement with classic and contemporary sources. Topics will include materialism and dualism; knowledge and skepticism; the value of truth; moral relativism; and the compatibility of free will with determinism. Online.

PHI 201: Ethics
This course provides an introduction to philosophical issues of moral philosophy, or ethics. The course examines certain problems that arise when moral judgments are made: problems such as cultural relativism, subjectivism, utilitarian ethics, Kantian ethics, Aristotelian ethics and other theories that play a role in moral debates. Face to Face.

SPN 111: Spanish Language I (4 cr.)
This course is recommended for those with one 1-2 years of high school Spanish, or 1 semester of college level Spanish, or equivalent proficiency. Beginning with a review of basic Spanish concepts, this course expands basic vocabulary and grammatical structures by introducing reflexive, progressive and past tense verb forms. Emphasis on increasing fluency, communicative strategies, and familiarity with Hispanic cultures. Online, Face to Face.

SPN 112: Spanish Language II (4 cr.)
This course offers a continued expansion of key grammatical structures in Spanish. Further development of communicative strategies and knowledge of Hispanic cultures (Prerequisite: SPN 111). Online, Face to Face.

SPN 250: Intermediate Spanish Literature and Culture I (4 cr.)
Taught entirely in Spanish, this is a basic survey of Spain, Latin America, and U.S. Hispanics with emphasis on their history and cultural patterns. The politics, social structures and traditions of the Hispanic world from the twelfth century until today will be studied with a special focus on contemporary life in order to build a foundation for a more in-depth study of the life, literature and culture of Spain and Latin America, and U.S. Hispanics. Face to Face.

SPN 251: Intermediate Spanish Literature and Culture II (4 cr.)
This is a continuation of SPA 250 Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I and is basic survey of Spanish, Latin American, and U. S. Hispanics with emphasis on their history and cultural patterns. The politics, social structures, and traditions of the Hispanic world from the nineteenth century to modern times will be examined as they relate to the lives, literature, and culture of the people in Spain and Spanish America. (Prerequisite: SPN 250 Intermediate Spanish Literature and Culture I). Face to Face.

FRE 111: French Language I (4 cr.)
This course is recommended for those with one 1-2 years of high school French, or 1 semester of college level French, or equivalent proficiency. Beginning with a review of basic French concepts, this course expands basic vocabulary and grammatical structures by introducing reflexive, progressive and past tense verb forms. Emphasis on increasing fluency, communicative strategies, and familiarity with French culture. Online, Face to Face.

FRE 112: French Language II (4 cr.)
This course offers a continued expansion of key grammatical structures in French. Further development of communicative strategies and knowledge of French culture. (Prerequisite: FRE 111). Online, Face to Face.

ARH 201: Art History I
Exploration of major forms of artistic expression including architecture, sculpture, painting and other media from across a variety of cultures from prehistory through the Renaissance. Students will experience art in person and virtually, while developing the ability to articulate visual and art historical concepts in verbal and written form. Students will analyze 125 works of artistic expression in depth. Online, Face to Face.

ARH 202: Art History II
Continuation of Art History I, with emphasis on global artistic expression since the Renaissance. Students will experience an additional 125 works of art including art from Oceania and the Americas and conduct in depth analysis of global art traditions in 20th century and contemporary art. Online, Face to Face.

ART 220: Studio Art I
Students will use a variety of two-dimensional media or processes, such as graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, fashion illustration, painting and printmaking to create an individual 12-piece portfolio of work demonstrating effective use of visual elements and design principles, artistic voice, verve, and creativity. Online, Face to Face.

ART 221: Studio Art II
Students will use a variety of two-dimensional media or processes, such as graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, fashion illustration, painting and printmaking to create an individual portfolio of work demonstrating exploration of their personally developed artistic concept or vision. Students will build a 12-piece portfolio of work around an individually conceived theme, showing originality and artistic voice. Students are expected to research other artists work and reference social, cultural, political, or spiritual contexts for their work. Online, Face to Face.

HUM 120: Introduction to Humanities
A basic introduction to humanities, the course focuses upon central concepts, historical development, cultural context, and the fundamental nature of the visual arts, literature, music, dance, theater, philosophy, and religion. Face to Face.

MUL 101: Music Appreciation
This course is a listening and analysis class designed for students with no extensive training in music. It provides a foundation for intelligent and appreciative listening of music through an understanding of the ways in which music is put together and the characteristics of various musical styles. Cultural, historical, aesthetic, and other influences in the development of various musical genres will be reviewed. Online, Face to Face.

MUT 121: Music Theory I
The purpose of this course is to prepare students for success in the theory/aural skills sequence. The primary objective is to equip students with fluency in the fundamentals of music notation, rhythm reading, and pitch discrimination. Face to Face.

MUT 122: Music Theory II
Continuation of Music Theory 1 and the basic fundamentals of music theory, including meter and rhythm, tonic, dominant and sub dominant harmony, cadences, major and minor tonality, and inverted triads, including non-harmonic tones, secondary triads, principles of chord progressions, use of harmonic sequence, primary seventh chords and secondary dominants. Face to Face.

FIL 202: Introduction to Film Studies I
This course provides an introduction to film as an art form, cultural product, and social artifact. It provides an understanding of basic analytical and technical forms, concepts, issues, and criticism of film art. The course also considers the history, development, and the basic principles of film-making and production. Face to Face.

FIL 203: Introduction to Film Studies II
This course is a continuation of FIL 202. The course examines significant films by American and foreign filmmakers. It examines the more recent history of film, concentrating on the development of film into an international art form and industry from the end of World War II to the present, examining the strengths and weaknesses of the modern film industry. (Prerequisite: FIL 202). Face to Face.

HUM 215: Special Topics in Humanities (1-3 cr.)
A variable content course in the Humanities curriculum that may be directed at a study of Art, Philosophy, Language or Humanities. Topic to be covered will be determined and announced in advance of registration. Offered as needed based on student interest and available faculty. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. (Prerequisites: permission of faculty member and Dean or Chief Academic Officer.) Hybrid, Face to Face.

SOCIAL SCIENCES/BUSINESS

ANT 200: Introduction to Anthropology
This course is an introduction to the study of humanity and its cultural, biological, linguistic, and material underpinnings. The course includes an introduction to the subdisciplines of anthropology: cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics. Online.

SYG 121: Introduction to Sociology
A survey course to introduce students to the science of human behavior. Includes basic concepts and theories, as well as an examination of major social institutions, the dynamics and processes of social interaction, and the structure and organization of social groups. Online.

GEO 113: Human Geography
An introduction to the major concepts of human geography examining geographic behavior, and human patterns and processes in terms of spatial organization of the earth’s surface and of the development of regional systems. Online, Face to Face.

GEO 114: Cultural Geography
Explores the geography of change in contemporary world economy, politics, culture, and environment. It also examines the history of geographical thought and the economic, social, cultural and political subfields of human geography. Online, Face to Face.

EDF 212: Introduction to Education
This course provides an introduction to teaching as a profession and to some of the concepts, practices, and procedures of contemporary American education. It offers a variety of perspectives on education in a diverse society and an examination of some of the philosophical and historical foundations of American education. It also includes background knowledge in the organizational structure of schools. When applicable, a practicum component consisting of a specified number of hours of classroom observation will be included. Online.

PSY 121: Introduction to Psychology
A survey of the subfields of psychology including physiological, perception, motivation, learning, personality, abnormal and social, to enable the student to recognize bases for behavior and to develop an understanding of human behavior and experience. Online, Face to Face.

DEP 210: Human Growth and Development
A systematic study of human development over the lifespan, with an emphasis on physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development. Online.

CLP 140: Abnormal Psychology
A study of the dynamics, etiology, prevention and treatment of abnormal behavior, including the anxiety and psychosomatic disorders, depressive disorders, social and interpersonal disorders, psychoses, substance abuse disorders, and other abnormal personality patterns (Prerequisite: PSY 121). Online.

ECO 201: Macroeconomics
Examines the nature of market economies and the roles of private and public institutions and organizations in facilitating the efficient production, exchange, consumption, and accumulation of wealth. Overall performance concerns with inflation, unemployment, and growth are examined in the light of a variety of theoretical policy perspectives. Online, Face to Face.

ECO 202: Microeconomics
Introduces the roles of the market price system in managing the use of society’s resources and in rationing available supplies. The efficiency of resource management is examined in the light of a variety of more or less competitive market environments. Conclusions are inferred from the rational behavior of optimizing decision-makers. Also examines the role the government plays in the economy. Online.

GEB 101: Introduction to Business
This course is a study of business organization, management and ownership. Wholesaling, retailing, advertising, international trade, employee training, compensation and labor relations, financing, risk and security markets, accounting and controls, business regulations, and taxes are included in this course. Online, Hybrid.

CGS 160: Introduction to Computer Technology and Applications
Introduction to the major uses of computers for business and personal applications. Topics covered include computer literacy and the use of software for the word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation graphics. Face to Face.

COP 100: Introduction to Computer Programming Principles I
In this course students will develop computational thinking skills to find, analyze, and study data and work with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. Students will analyze the impact technological solutions have on their community, society, and the world. Online.

COP 101: Introduction to Computer Programming Principles II
This course is a continuation of Computer Programming Principles I. This course utilizes the computer programming language Python to teach basic concepts and techniques necessary for beginners to iteratively create programs to solve problems. Online.

SLS 100: College Success
This course is designed to help the student transition into a college environment. It helps the student to develop successful academic and personal strategies in order to succeed both in and out of the classroom. Online.

SLS 150: Introduction to College Research
This introductory course provides an overview of college-level research skills, including citation styles, literature searches, and data collection. An emphasis will be placed on an interdisciplinary approach. Recommended for students interested in research and/or preparing for a research project. Online.

SLS 126: Internship Experience (1 cr.)
The student will participate in an internship with one or more members of the Doral College faculty and staff or with members of the community at large. The mentor will assist the student in developing the skills necessary for success in college and employment, including setting and meeting job expectations, time management, and positive attitudes. (Prerequisite: approval of the Academic Dean or Chief Academic Officer.) Face to Face.

SSC 215: Special Topics in Social Science (1-3 cr.)
A variable content course in the Social Sciences. Topic to be covered will be determined and announced in advance of registration. Offered as needed based on student interest and available faculty. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. (Prerequisites: permission of faculty member and Dean or Chief Academic Officer.) Online, Face to Face.

GEB 215: Special Topics in Business (1-3 cr.)
Topics to be covered will be determined and announced in advance of registration. Offered as needed based on student interest and available faculty. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. (Prerequisites: permission of faculty member and Dean or Chief Academic Officer.) Online, Face to Face.

HISTORY/POLITICS
AMH 121: United States History to 1865
Survey of United States history from discovery to 1865. A broad survey of the major political and social developments from the time of Columbus to the Civil War. Online, Face to Face.

AMH 122: United States History from 1865
A broad survey of the major political and social developments from the Civil War to the present. Online, Face to Face.

WOH 150: World History to 1500
Comparative histories of major world civilizations, including China, India, the Muslim Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the West, to 1500. Online, Face to Face.

WOH 151: World History from 1500
A broad survey of world history from 1500 to the present. Exploration of various modern world cultures with a focus on connections and conflicts between them. Online, Face to Face.

EUH 201: Early European History
Political, social, economic and intellectual forces, which shaped the pattern of European life from Greek and Roman times to the Late Middle Ages. Online, Face to Face.

EUH 211: Modern European History
Political, social, economic and intellectual forces which shaped the pattern of European life from the Renaissance to the present. Online, Face to Face.

POS 220: American Federal Government
This course includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. government and politics and the analysis of specific examples. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. government and politics. Online, Face to Face.

POS 221: State and Local Government
This course examines the structure of state and local governments with particular emphasis placed on the structure of Florida’s state, county, and municipal politics. The course considers the regionalism inherent to politics in the state. Topics include functioning of Miami-Dade’s Metro government, theories of political power, politics of ethnicity and class, growth politics, and political corruption. Online.

HIS 215: Special Topics in History (1-3 cr.)
A variable content course in History. Topic to be covered will be determined and announced in advance of registration. Offered as needed based on student interest and available faculty. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. (Prerequisites: permission of faculty member and Dean or Chief Academic Officer). Face to Face.

POS 215: Special Topics in Political Science (1-3 cr.)
A variable content course in the Political Sciences. Topic to be covered will be determined and announced in advance of registration. Offered as needed based on student interest and available faculty. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. (Prerequisites: permission of faculty member and Dean or Chief Academic Officer). Face to Face.

COMPOSITION/LITERATURE
ENC 121: Language/Composition
This expository writing course emphasizes effective communication and critical thinking skills. Students will practice writing that reflects logical topic development in addition to appropriate style and grammar. Writing topics are based on selected readings and student experiences. Through their writing and their reading students will learn how the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, subjects, genre conventions, and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. Online, Face to Face.

ENC 122: Literature/Composition
This course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of how writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. Students will analyze a work’s structure, style and themes, as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism and tone. Students will write a documented research paper. (Prerequisite: ENC 121). Online, Face to Face.

CRW 202: Creative Writing
This course provides students with the study of master writers, an introduction to the creative process and the practice of writing of poetry, fiction, and drama. Hybrid.

ENC 213: Advanced College Writing
This course covers the mechanical and linguistic aspects of writing, as well as other skills needed to excel in college writing courses. These include how to read critically and write in response to readings; essay structure; grammar; research writing; and revising and editing documents. Online, Hybrid.

LIT 220: Contemporary World Literature
This course explores literature written since the mid-twentieth century by authors of various nationalities, ethnicities, and races. It covers the aesthetic and cultural dimensions of the individual works in the context of relevant literary and cultural cross-currents. Online, Face to Face.

SPC 103: Introduction to Speech
The purpose of this course is to develop within each individual an understanding of the utilitarian and aesthetic dimensions of speech communication and to increase
ability to function effectively with others in a variety of communication situations. Face to Face.

ENG 255: Writing and New Media
Provides instruction and practice in composing works in new media formats with an eye on computer and network based presentation, especially Internet publication. Hybrid.

ENG 215: Special Topics in English (1-3 cr.)
A variable content course in English potentially addressing a topic in Literature or Composition. Topic to be covered will be determined and announced in advance of registration. Offered as needed based on student interest and available faculty. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. (Prerequisites: permission of faculty member and Dean or Chief Academic Officer.) Face to Face.

CAPSTONE

IDS 209: Introduction to Capstone Research (1 cr.)
This course is limited to students who are on track and intend to complete IDS 210 Interdisciplinary Capstone Course Project. Students will initiate the process of defining a research topic, formulating research questions, and developing research strategies. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the rules of proper citation and attribution of sources. Online.

IDS 210: Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone Project 
This course allows the student to create an original work of scholarship, using experiences gained as a result of their coursework and emphasizing connections among the various Liberal Arts disciplines. Online.

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