2021-2022 HCC Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Mar 04, 2024  
2021-2022 HCC Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Accounting

  
  • ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting


    Credits: 3

    This course covers the fundamentals of financial accounting, including double-entry accounting and the accounting cycle. Other topics include cash, receivables, inventories, plant assets, liabilities, partnerships, corporation, investments, statements of cash flows and interpretation of financial statements.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental Approval
  
  • ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting


    Credits: 3

    This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of managerial accounting appropriate for all organizations. Students will study information from the entity’s accounting system relevant to decisions made by internal managers, as distinguished from information relevant to users who are external to the company. The emphasis is on the identification and assignment of product costs, operational budgeting and planning, cost control, and management decision making. Topics include product costing methodologies, cost behavior, operational and capital budgeting, and performance evaluation.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2301  
  
  • ACNT 1303 - Introduction to Accounting I


    Credits: 3

    A study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment. Emphasis on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll. Coverage also includes the fundamental principles of double-entry bookkeeping, financial statements, trial balances, worksheets, special journals, adjusting entries and closing entries.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • ACNT 1305 - Forensic Accounting


    Credits: 3

    Accounting fraud and examination designed to provide a basic understanding of the impact that fraud has on an organization. (This course is intended to help students understand the role of the Forensic Accountant. Upon completion of this course the students will learn special skills in accounting, auditing, finance, quantitative methods, certain areas of the law, research, and investigative skills to collect, analyze, and evaluate evidential matter and to interpret and communicate findings. Finance and quantitative skills will be addressed since they are especially important to Forensic Accountants who calculate damages. The complexity of Forensic Accounting has gained considerable attention over the past five years and will continue to gain momentum.)

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2302  
  
  • ACNT 1313 - Computerized Accounting Applications


    Credits: 3

    A study of utilizing the computer to develop and maintain accounting record-keeping systems, make management decisions, record daily business transactions, and generate financial statements using Peachtree or QuickBooks.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): ACNT 1303  or ACCT 2301  
  
  • ACNT 1329 - Payroll and Business Tax Accounting


    Credits: 3

    A study of payroll procedures, taxing entities, and reporting requirements of local, state, and federal taxing authorities in a manual and computerized environment.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): ACNT 1303  or ACCT 2301  
  
  • ACNT 1331 - Federal Income Tax: Individual


    Credits: 3

    A study of the laws currently implemented by the IRS, providing a working knowledge of preparing taxes for the individual.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2301  
  
  • ACNT 1335 - Accounting Ethics


    Credits: 3

    Introduction to professional ethics in the accounting and business environments. This course may also be offered for qualifying education Credit for CPA examination by Texas community colleges that meet Texas State Board of Accountancy standards.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2302  
  
  • ACNT 1347 - Federal Income Tax for Partnerships and Corporations


    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the tax laws as currently implemented by the Internal Revenue Service providing a working knowledge of preparing taxes for a partnership, sub chapter S, and corporation.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): ACNT 1331  
  
  • ACNT 1382 - Cooperative Education-Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping


    Credits: 3

    Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. Blend of academic and work-related activities in student’s major.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 0
    External: 20
    Prerequisite(s): Department Program Approval and 20 hours a week employment; must be placed into INRW 0420 or ESOL 0354 in reading and  writing and MATH 0332P in math
  
  • ACNT 1391 - Special Topics in Accounting: Fraud Examinations


    Credits: 3

    Course will provide an overview of how and why occupational fraud is committed, the principles and methodologies of prevention, detection and investigation of fraud using accounting, auditing and investigative skills.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2302  
  
  • ACNT 1392 - Special Topics in Accounting: Small Business Accounting


    Credits: 3

    A course on how to start and operate a small business. Topics include essential management skills and how to prepare a business plan and marketing strategies. Practical guidance is provided for selecting and maintaining a cost-effective accounting system, records retention, budgets and cash flow projections.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2302  
  
  • ACNT 2303 - Intermediate Accounting I


    Credits: 3

    Critical analysis of general accepted accounting principles, concepts, and theory underlying the preparation of financial statements. Emphasis on current theory and practice. Covers the theoretical and practical basis for financial statements, present value applications, and the theory and practice of accounting for cash, receivables, inventories, liabilities, long-term investments, depreciable and depletable property, and intangible assets.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2302  
  
  • ACNT 2304 - Intermediate Accounting II


    Credits: 3

    Continued in-depth analysis of generally accepted accounting principles underlying the preparation of financial statements including comparative analysis and statement of cash flows. Topics also included are bonds, leases, pension plans, corporate paid-in- capital, special purpose securities, retained earnings, tax allocation, inflation accounting, funds statement, and financial statement analysis.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): ACNT 2303  
  
  • ACNT 2309 - Cost Accounting


    Credits: 3

    A study of budgeting and cost control systems including a detailed study of manufacturing cost accounts and reports, job order costing, and process costing. Includes introduction to alternative costing methods such as activity-based and just-in-time costing. Coverage also includes historical cost systems, work-in-process inventories, material and labor control, multiple products, budgeting, applying overhead, standard costs, direct costing, evaluating profit performance, and distribution costs.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2302  
  
  • ACNT 2330 - Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting


    Credits: 3

    Basic concepts and techniques of fund accounting, financial reporting for governmental and not-for-profit entities. Accounting cycle for funds and account groups and related financial statements.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2302  
  
  • ACNT 2331 - Internal Control and Auditing


    Credits: 3

    A study of internal control and auditing standards and processing used by internal auditors, managers, and independent public accountants.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2302  
  
  • ACNT 2333 - Advanced Accounting


    Credits: 3

    Methods of measuring and communicating economic information, including consolidated statements, partnerships, real estate, foreign operations, and fund units.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): ACNT 2304  
  
  • ACNT 2382 - Cooperative Education-Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping


    Credits: 3

    Continuation of ACNT 1382 . Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. Blend of academic and work-related activities in student’s major.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 0
    External: 20
    Prerequisite(s): ACNT 1382 ; 20 hours a week employment & departmental approval

Agricultural Science

  
  • AGRI 1309 - Computers in Agriculture


    Credits: 3

    Use of computers in agricultural applications. Introduction to programming languages, word processing, electronic spreadsheets and agricultural software.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2

Anthropology

  
  • ANTH 2101 - Physical Anthropology (Lab)


    Credits: 1

    ANTH 2101 is a 1-unit laboratory course. Students use physical anthropological methods and tools to solve problems in the areas of genetics, human variation, human osteology, primate biology and behavior, and human evolution. A problem solving approach is stressed in applying scientific fundamentals including the techniques of observation, measurement, and critical thinking.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 2
    Note: Core Curriculum Course.
  
  • ANTH 2301 - Physical Anthropology (Lecture)


    Credits: 3

    Introduction to Physical Anthropology explores the relationship between culture and biology through the methods, theory and research of biological anthropology. Students learn about basic mechanisms of genetic change in populations and the relationships between humans and the other primates. The appearance of humans and their bipedal ancestors approximately four million years ago and their culture History, Civilization, through the Paleolithic age are examined in detail. Students learn about biological variation and adaptation in human populations, responses to the environment, race, and other issues and their applications.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Note: Core Curriculum Course.
  
  • ANTH 2302 - Introduction to Archaeology


    Credits: 3

    Introduction to Archaeology provides a survey of the basic methods, theory and research of scientific archaeology. Human cultures and behaviors are identified and interpreted from material remains of over 2. 5 million years of the human past. Students learn how anthropologists build cultural History, Civilization, from artifacts and material evidence of human activity, reconstruct past life ways, and explain similarities and differences of human cultures.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Note: Core Curriculum Course.
  
  • ANTH 2346 - General Anthropology


    Credits: 3

    This introductory survey of the four subfields of anthropology focuses on the cultural and biological diversity of humans including hominid prehistory, Civilization, the emergence of Paleolithic cultures, and the agricultural and urban revolutions from an anthropological perspective. Past and present human adaptations and culture are surveyed and analyzed using the comparative and holistic approach of biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistics and ethnology.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Note: Core Curriculum Course.
  
  • ANTH 2351 - Cultural Anthropology


    Credits: 3

    This course focuses on culture, the ways people live and give meaning, form and organization to their lives as they adapt to various environments and conditions both in and beyond the borders of the U. S. Study of the descriptions and analysis of cultural diversity provide the basis for evaluating cultural components of everyday life including recognition of ethnocentrism, intercultural communication and understanding local and global culture in a multicultural and transforming world.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Note: Core Curriculum Course
  
  • ANTH 2389 - Academic Cooperative in Anthropology


    Credits: 3

    An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on experience in anthropology. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human culture and social behavior and/or institutions and processes.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 0
    External: 8
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading and college-level writing

Applied Sciences

  
  • SCIT 1320 - Physics for Allied Health


    Credits: 3

    An introduction to physics with emphasis on applications to health related fields of study. Topics include forces, motion, work and energy, fluids, heat, electricity and magnetism, wave motion, sound, electromagnetic radiation, and nuclear radiation.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math
  
  • SCIT 1407 - Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I


    Credits: 4

    An applied systematic study of the structure and function of the human body designed for students considering a career in the health field. Includes anatomical terminology, cells, tissues, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine. Emphasis on homeostasis.

    Lecture: 4
    Lab: 1
  
  • SCIT 1408 - Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II


    Credits: 4

    A continuation of Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I designed for students considering a career in the health field. The following body systems are included: digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, renal/excretory, and reproductive. Emphasis is on homeostasis.

    Lecture: 4
    Lab: 1
    Prerequisite(s): SCIT 1407  
  
  • SCIT 1414 - Applied General Chemistry I


    Credits: 4

    Applications of general chemistry emphasizing industry-related laboratory skills and competencies including laboratory safety and report writing. Addresses supporting chemical theories including atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactivity, gas laws, acids and bases, and solutions.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 3
  
  • SCIT 1418 - Applied Physics


    Credits: 4

    Introduction to physics for industrial applications including vectors, motion, mechanics, simple machines, matter, heat, and thermodynamics.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 3
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314  or Department Approval; must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math

Arabic

  
  • ARAB 1411 - Beginning Arabic I


    Credits: 4

    Fundamental skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and culture.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
    Note: Core Curriculum Course.
  
  • ARAB 1412 - Beginning Arabic II


    Credits: 4

    Continuation of ARAB 1411 . Further development of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and cultural awareness. More advanced grammar. Transfers as foreign language Credit.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): ARAB 1411  or department approval
    Note: Core Curriculum Course.
  
  • ARAB 2311 - Intermediate Arabic I


    Credits: 3

    Review and application of skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Emphasizes conversation, vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and culture.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • ARAB 2312 - Intermediate Arabic II


    Credits: 3

    Review and application of skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasizes conversation, vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and culture

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0

Art

  
  • ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation


    Credits: 3

    A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary, media, techniques, and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art within formal, cultural, and historical contexts. This introduction to the visual arts is a global investigation of artistic styles, methods of artistic production and media. Various works will be analyzed and defined in relation to the formal elements and the principles of design. Universal themes are studied within their historical, political, economic, theological, sociological, conceptual, and ethnic contexts. Students will also develop critical thinking and observational skills through the creation of hands-on art projects. This course satisfies the creative arts or component area option of the HCC core.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading (or take INRW 0420 as a corequisite)and be placed into college-level writing (or take INRW 0420/ESOL0360 or ESOL0370 as a corequisite)
  
  • ARTS 1303 - Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th Century)


    Credits: 3

    A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from prehistoric times to the 14th century. This course is a global investigation of the styles and methods of artistic production covering Prehistoric through Gothic periods. Media studied include: drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, and metal arts. Using this framework, universal themes are studied within their historical, political, economic, theological, sociological, and ethnic contexts. This course satisfies the fine arts or component area option of the HCC core.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading and college-level writing
  
  • ARTS 1304 - Art History II (14th Century to the Present)


    Credits: 3

    A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from the 14th century to the present day. This course is a global investigation of the styles and methods of artistic production covering the Renaissance period to Present. Media studied include: drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, metal arts, photography, and digital arts. Using this framework, universal themes are studied within their historical, political, economic, theological, sociological, conceptual and ethnic contexts. ARTS 1303  is not a prerequisite. 

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading and college-level writing
    Note: Core Curriculum Course
  
  • ARTS 1311 - Design I (2-Dimensional Design)


    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of two-dimensional design. This beginning studio course explores the fundamentals of two-dimensional design: line, shape, texture, value, color and composition. A variety of media will be used.

    Recommended but not required as a first studio course.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4

  
  • ARTS 1312 - Design II (3-Dimensional Design)


    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of three-dimensional design. A beginning studio course that explores the fundamentals of three-dimensional design: line, plane, mass, surface, light and color in space. A variety of media will be used. Recommended but not required to be taken before Sculpture, Ceramics or Jewelry.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1311  
  
  • ARTS 1313 - Foundations of Art


    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the creative media designed to enhance artistic awareness and sensitivity through the creative and imaginative use of art materials and tools. Includes art history and culture through the exploration of a variety of art works with an emphasis on aesthetic judgment and growth.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
  • ARTS 1316 - Drawing I


    Credits: 3

    A foundation studio course exploring drawing with emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will learn to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will engage in critical analysis and begin to develop their understanding of drawing as a discipline. This beginning drawing course develops students’ observation skills through experimentation with various approaches, styles, techniques, and media.

    Recommended but not required to be taken before Life Drawing, Painting or Printmaking. Foundation Drawing I is a prerequisite for Foundation Drawing II.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4

  
  • ARTS 1317 - Drawing II


    Credits: 3

    A studio course exploring drawing with continued emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will further develop the ability to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will employ critical analysis to broaden their understanding of drawing as a discipline. This studio course builds upon the skills learned in Drawing I. Emphasis will be upon further media experimentation and development of a personal style. Drawing I is a prerequisite.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1316  
  
  • ARTS 2311 - Design III (Color Theory)


    Credits: 3

    Studio art course that is a theoretical and practical study of color and composition in art and design. The course consists of studio-based projects using the formal and conceptual aspects of color. The course also examines the functions of color in art from different historical and cultural perspectives.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): Department approval after instructor review of student design portfolio
  
  • ARTS 2313 - Graphic Design


    Credits: 3

    Studio course that introduces basic objectives, principles, and methods used in graphic design. The course focuses on creativity, aesthetic judgment, and critical-thinking skills to expand conceptual solutions within the realm of contemporary graphic design.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
  • ARTS 2316 - Painting I


    Credits: 3

    Studio art course that introduces the fundamental principles, materials, and techniques of painting. Painting I is a prerequisite for Painting II.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
  • ARTS 2317 - Painting II


    Credits: 3

    Studio art course that furthers the study of the principles, materials, and techniques of painting. Painting I is a prerequisite for Painting II.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2316 
  
  • ARTS 2323 - Life Drawing


    Credits: 3

    Studio art course that introduces the analytic study of the human form and the figure’s potential for compositional and expressive use in drawing.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
  • ARTS 2326 - Sculpture


    Credits: 3

    A studio art course that introduces the materials, processes, and issues pertaining to the making of three-dimensional objects and environments. The course explores the use of varied materials and techniques along with the formal and conceptual principles that form the basis of contemporary sculpture.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
  • ARTS 2333 - Printmaking


    Credits: 3

    A studio art course that introduces the materials, processes, and concepts pertaining to traditional and contemporary printmaking. The course explores the use of varied tools and techniques along with the formal and conceptual principles to create editioned and unique works.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
  • ARTS 2341 - Metals


    Credits: 3

    A studio art course that introduces metalsmithing using basic techniques in jewelry design and metal construction. The course provides instruction and practical fabrication experience as it relates to the design and production of small-scale functional and/or non-functional objects.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
  • ARTS 2346 - Ceramics I


    Credits: 3

    A studio art course that introduces basic building, throwing, and other techniques as it relates to the design and production of ceramic sculpture and pottery. Ceramics I is a prerequisite for Ceramics II.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
  • ARTS 2347 - Ceramics II


    Credits: 3

    A studio art course that furthers the study of building, throwing, and other techniques as it relates to the design and production of ceramic sculpture and pottery. Ceramics I is a prerequisite for Ceramics II.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2346  
  
  • ARTS 2348 - Digital Media


    Credits: 3

    Studio art course that introduces the potential of basic digital media manipulation and graphic creation. The course emphasizes still and time-based media.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
  • ARTS 2356 - Photography I (Fine Arts Emphasis)


    Credits: 3

    A studio art course that introduces the technical and conceptual basics of photography as a creative medium. 

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
  • ARTS 2357 - Photography II (Fine Arts Emphasis)


    Credits: 3

    A studio art course that furthers the study of the technical and conceptual basics of photography as a creative medium. 

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2356  
  
  • ARTS 2366 - Watercolor


    Credits: 3

    Studio art course that introduces the fundamental principles, materials, and techniques of watercolor and other water-based media.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
  • ARTS 2389 - Academic Cooperative


    Credits: 3

    An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of studio art and/or art history. It involves career-related activities in the field of art and design, offered through an individualized agreement between the college, employer/arts organization, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the organization, the student combines classroom learning with real-world experience.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Department approval/permission required.

Artificial Intelligence

  
  • ITAI 1370 - Artificial Intelligence (A I) History, Theory, and Platforms


    Credits: 3

    An overview of the history, theories, and platforms of Artificial Intelligence (A. I.), which are the core areas of A. I.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314 .
  
  • ITAI 1371 - Introduction to Machine Learning


    Credits: 3

    This introductory course gives an overview of many concepts, techniques, and algorithms in machine learning, beginning with topics such as classification and linear regression and ending up with solutions for single task deployment (like vacuum a room). The course will give the student the basic ideas and intuition behind modern machine learning methods as well as a bit more formal understanding of how, why, and when they work. The underlying theme in the course is a statistical inference as it provides the foundation for most of the methods covered.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314 .
  
  • ITAI 1372 - Artificial Intelligence (A I) in Cybersecurity


    Credits: 3

    This introductory course gives an overview of the two different types of concepts for A. I. in cybersecurity. The first is how to use A. I. and Machine Learning to understand intrusion detection. Students will survey the current uses of how A. I. is being used to make cybersecurity systems and processes more rigorous. Survey the most effective neural networks that have learned defensive strategies from famous hacks. The second the A. I. in cybersecurity is the use of cybersecurity to protect A. I. infrastructures. A. I. utilizes some of the most sophisticated equipment, software, and networks and acts as a magnet for sophisticated hacking.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314 , ITAI 1370  
  
  • ITAI 1378 - Computer Vision for Artificial Intelligence (A I)


    Credits: 3

    This introductory course gives an overview of computer vision, which is the ability to use computer-driven cameras to see through multiple lenses, how to use depth sensors for 3D depth mapping and add sophisticated sensors to provide orientation, location, lighting and eliciting specific objects. Add A. I. and convert computer vision from photo concentration into actual brain-like seeing, identification, understanding, and recognition. In this course, students will learn the basics of computer vision and its fundamental platforms (hardware and software). Additionally, learn the latest information about all types of cameras (high speed, night vision, 360-degree, Lidar sensors, high resolution, 3D and stereo vision, and light capture.) And how specific software, sensors, and Machine Learning processes to aid in the development of image understanding from a vast amount of data.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314 , ITAI 1370  
  
  • ITAI 2275 - Cooperative Education-Artificial Intelligence (A I)


    Credits: 2

    This is an advanced course that provides students with interesting work/study in the field of Artificial Intelligence in a real-world environment. The environment may range from Medical / BioMedical, Oil and Gas Control/Monitoring Systems, Aerospace, Retail/Consumer Marketing Programs to Census Bureau Data Science applications that merge with voting demographics. The goal of the course is to help students learn how this industry functions and through the opportunity to work side by side with experts in A. I., Machine Learning, IIOT, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Natural Language Processing, or Deep Learning and/or Robotics.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 0
    External: 10
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314 , ITAI 1370 , ITAI 1371 , ITAI 1372 , ITAI 2373 , ITSE 1346 .
  
  • ITAI 2277 - Artificial Intelligence (A I) Resources & References


    Credits: 2

    This is an advanced course that provides students with a culminating experience to create a final GitHub that features all Jupyter Notebooks, including different aspects of work, incremental work in progress, and a final product where appropriate. The goal of the course is to help students create a portfolio of a complete bibliography of all resources used (online tutorials, YouTube video, best of the best instructional PDF’s and relevant reading material.) Evaluate materials, practices, and submit resources that utilize the outside materials, simulation work, video lab reports, and final presentations.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314 , ITAI 1370 , ITAI 1371 , ITAI 1372 , ITAI 2372  , ITAI 2373 .
  
  • ITAI 2372 - Artificial Intelligence (A I) Applications & Case Histories


    Credits: 3

    This is an intermediate course on the implications of intelligent technologies, A.I., and their impact on society and culture. This course will allow students to investigate Blockchain, essentially the A.I. of Trust for Business and industry, comprehend why philosophy is essential to understanding A.I., and the course focus will be on the New Moon to Mars National Initiative and the need for talent in areas of Artificial Intelligence.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314 , ITAI 1370 , ITAI 1371  ITAI 1372 .
  
  • ITAI 2373 - Natural Language Processing (NLP)


    Credits: 3

    This is an intermediate course on Natural Language Processing (NLP), which is a subfield of linguistics. Computer science, information engineering, and artificial intelligence (A. I.) concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) language. This course will give students an overview of the most critical pillars in A. I. and one of the most exciting and challenging areas of A. I. due to the challenges of language incorporate near linguistics, continuous processing, sound processing, and massive ambiguities of context/semantics/meaning. Additionally, studying A. I. such as Siri, Alexa, and Mycroft in-depth and the best-known NLP system that ranges from Hanson Robotics to Online Customer Service Systems.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314 , ITAI 1370 , ITAI 1371 , ITAI 1372 .
  
  • ITAI 2374 - Robot Operating System & Platforms in Artificial Intelligence (A I)


    Credits: 3

    This is an intermediate course on the use, methods, and handling of different A. I. systems while utilizing the Robot Operating System (ROS). This course will give students an overview of the application and configurations of Artificial Intelligence Platforms for small and commercial grade robots. ROS is a well-known operating system used primarily for efficiency in configuring sensors used in robots that allow for documentation and troubleshooting A. I. Systems.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314 , ITAI 1370 , ITAI 1371 , ITAI 1372 , ITSC 1316 .
  
  • ITAI 2376 - Deep Learning in Artificial Intelligence (A I)


    Credits: 3

    This is an intermediate course on the different deep learning methods with specific emphasis on control systems and autonomous driving and deeper learning applications. The course will allow students to use a variety of neural network devices that speed the use of Deep Learning on smaller practice platforms as well as participate in on-line competitions like MIT’s Deep Traffic.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314 , ITAI 1370 , ITAI 1371 , ITAI 1372 , ITAI 2373 , ITSE 1346 .
  
  • ITAI 2377 - Data Science in Artificial Intelligence (A I)


    Credits: 3

    An advanced course on the progression from data to information from the 50’s up to the present with different types of databases, planning for data capture/curation, Machine Learning as a catalyst to a massively changing paradigm, dynamic data, highly distributed information, and storage systems. The course will give the student the intuition behind data integrity and how to establish viable checkpoints within the data system to troubleshoot performance and errors. Additionally, students will learn to take disparate data types and fit them into newer structures and take average data and create great information in an era of high precision data and sheer insight performance using specialized hardware and software.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314 , ITAI 1370 , ITAI 1371 , ITAI 1372 , ITSE 1346 .

Astronomy

  
  • ASTR 1303 - Stars and Galaxies (Lecture)


    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the present cosmological theories about the structure and evolution of the universe. A comparison with previous models since antiquity. A study of the celestial sphere and the constellations, the motions in the sky. A study of gravity, light, radiation, optics, telescopes and spacecraft. A survey of the stars, clusters, galaxies, superclusters, their properties, structure and evolution.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Note: Core Curriculum Course
  
  • ASTR 1304 - Solar System (lecture)


    Credits: 3

    An introduction to present theories about the structure and evolution of the solar system, compared to other models and theories since antiquity. A survey of the Sun, planets, moons, rings, asteroids, comets and debris in our solar system. The possibility of life in the Universe. 

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Note: Core Curriculum Course
  
  • ASTR 1403 - Stars and Galaxies (Lecture & Lab)


    Credits: 4

    An introduction to the present cosmological theories about the structure and evolution of the universe. A comparison with previous models since antiquity. A study of the celestial sphere and the constellations, the motions in the sky. A study of gravity, light, radiation, optics, telescopes and spacecraft. A survey of the stars, clusters, galaxies, superclusters, their properties, structure and evolution. Laboratory includes an introduction to observational techniques using telescopes, in-class projects/exercises on spectroscopy, stellar positions, solar heating, planetary motions, solar and astrophotography, star clusters, galaxies, and cosmology. 

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 3
    Note: Core Curriculum Course
  
  • ASTR 1404 - Solar System (lecture lab)


    Credits: 4

    An introduction to present theories about the structure and evolution of the solar system, compared to other models and theories since antiquity. A survey of the Sun, planets, moons, rings, asteroids, comets and debris in our solar system. The possibility of life in the Universe. Laboratory topics include planetary, lunar and solar observations with telescopes and/or the naked eye; measurements of the gravitational constant, gravitational acceleration and the speed of light; analysis of spectra and spacecraft images; and impact cratering simulations. 

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 3
    Note: Core Curriculum Course

Audio/Recording Technology

  
  • MUSC 1249 - Applied Music: Conducting


    Credits: 2

    Private lessons in conducting. Development of technique through the practice of basic beat patterns, beginning beats, gesturing, and cueing. Emphasis on score reading and knowledge of musical terminology.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): Commercial Music Theory I and II; 
  
  • MUSC 1270 - Fundamentals of Music Production


    Credits: 2

    An introduction to the art of producing music in the modern recording studio. The focus of the course will be on the process involved in taking a song idea from initial inception to final commercial release. Topics will include appropriate choice of genre, song construction, demoing material, producing charts and lead sheets, digital tempo and rhythmic manipulation, managing musicians during sessions, mixing aesthetics, and final mastering and packaging of a product.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MUSC 1427, MUSC 1331 , grade of C or higher 
  
  • MUSC 1305 - Live Sound I


    Credits: 3

    An overview of the field of live sound. Includes principles of live sound and the theory and interconnection of the components of a sound reinforcement system.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • MUSC 1309 - Conducting Class


    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the art of conducting including regular and irregular beat patterns, subdivision, and beat pattern varieties applied to musical literature and practical experience.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into INRW 0420   in reading, INRW 0420   or ESOL 0360   or ESOL 0370   in writing and  MATH 0332   (P) in math.
  
  • MUSC 1321 - Songwriting I


    Credits: 3

    Introduction to techniques of writing marketable songs including the writing of lyrics and melodies, setting lyrics to music, developing lyrical and musical hooks, analyzing the marketplace, and developing a production plan for a song demo.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into INRW 0420   in reading, INRW 0420   or ESOL 0360   or ESOL 0370   in writing and MATH 0314  (P)   in math
  
  • MUSC 1323 - Audio Electronics


    Credits: 3

    Basic concepts in electricity, Ohm’s Law, circuit analysis and troubleshooting audio problems. Topics include soldering techniques, audio electronic alignment procedures for tape machines, console maintenance, and sound reinforcement equipment maintenance.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into INRW 0420   in reading, INRW 0420   or ESOL 0360   or ESOL 0370   in writing and MATH 0332   (P) in math.
  
  • MUSC 1325 - Acoustics


    Credits: 3

    Principles of sound in air, sound in recording, and sound reinforcement. Topics include acoustical properties of studios, live performance facilities, resonance, and electronic and acoustic control. Students will be able to describe specific characteristics of sound in air; describe acoustical properties of halls, rooms, and studios; measure and quantify sound characteristics; and utilize electronic and acoustic control measures.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 3
    Prerequisite(s): MUSC 1427 or Department Approval
  
  • MUSC 1327 - Audio Engineering I


    Credits: 3

    The tools, personnel and standard workflow of a recording studio. Topics include fundamentals of sound and overview of tracking, editing, and mixing audio.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MUSC 1335 , Must be placed into INRW 0420   in reading, INRW 0420   or ESOL 0360   or ESOL 0370  in writing and  MATH 0332   (P) in math
  
  • MUSC 1330 - Computer Music Notation I


    Credits: 3

    Survey of music notation software and applications with skill development in computer music notation.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): Basic computer skills; must be placed into INRW 0420   in reading, INRW 0420   or ESOL 0360  or ESOL 0370   in writing and  MATH 0332   (P) in math.
  
  • MUSC 1331 - MIDI I


    Credits: 3

    An overview of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) system and applications. Topics include the History, Civilization, and evolution of MIDI, hardware requirements, computer numbering systems, channels and modes, the MIDI language, and typical implementation of MIDI applications in the studio environment using software-based sequencing programs. Students are required to attend additional lab hours outside of class.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into INRW 0420   in reading, INRW 0420   or ESOL 0360   or ESOL 0370  in writing and  MATH 0332   (P) in math.
  
  • MUSC 1335 - Commercial Music Software


    Credits: 3

    Specialized training in commercial music software applications. This course includes integration of computer-based hardware and software with an emphasis on the utilization of DAW (digital audio workstation) technology in the professional studio environment.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into INRW 0420   in reading, INRW 0420   or ESOL 0360   or ESOL 0370   in writing and  MATH 0332  (P) in math.
  
  • MUSC 1350 - Remixing


    Credits: 3

    Basic techniques necessary to produce finished remixes of previously recorded musical compositions. Includes using audio and MIDI “beats” and “loops.”

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MUSC 1331  or Department Approval
  
  • MUSC 1396 - Special Topics in Recording Arts Technology / Technician: Advanced Mixing and Mastering in Protocols


    Credits: 3

    Topics address advanced mixing and mastering concepts within the Protocols digital software environment. Topics include analysis of mixes by genre, use of advanced effects processing to emphasize depth, clarity, and frequency balance, and time-based editing processes such as time stretching. Students will also practice software-based mastering techniques to optimize mixes for various digital distribution methods.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into INRW 0420   in reading, INRW 0420   or ESOL 0360   or ESOL 0370   in writing and MATH 0332   (P) in math.
  
  • MUSC 1405 - Live Sound I


    Credits: 4

    An overview of the field of live sound. Includes principles of live sound and the theory and interconnection of the components of a sound reinforcement system.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into INRW 0420   in reading, INRW 0420   or ESOL 0360   or ESOL 0370   in writing and   MATH 0332  (P) in math.
  
  • MUSC 2141 - Forum/Recital


    Credits: 1

    Stylistic analysis of commercial music performances presented by students, faculty, and guest artists.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into INRW 0420   in reading, INRW 0420   or ESOL 0360  or ESOL 0370   in writing and  MATH 0332  (P) in math.
  
  • MUSC 2201 - Audio Engineering Practices


    Credits: 2

    Application of the concepts and techniques presented in Audio Engineering I and II.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): MUSC 2447 , RTVB 2232 ; must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math.
    Corequisite(s): MUSC 2448 , MUSC 2457  or MUSC 2458 .
    Repeatable: May be repeated three times for Credit. Students are required to attend additional lab hours outside of class.
  
  • MUSC 2214 - Improvisation Theory I


    Credits: 2

    For courses numbered 11xx and 12xx, these are Freshman level, one-half hour lesson and one-hour lessons per week, respectively. Half-hour lessons require six practice hours per week; hour lessons, ten practice hours per week. Hour lessons may be divided in. A study of the chordal structures of jazz, rock, country, and fusion with emphasis on extemporaneous performance.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 1
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into INRW 0420   in reading, INRW 0420   or ESOL 0360   or ESOL 0370   in writing and  MATH 0332   (P) in math.
  
  • MUSC 2230 - Commercial Music Arranging and Composition


    Credits: 2

    Presentation of arranging and composition for projects in industry recognized genres including song writing, show writing, video, and film.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MUSC 1321 ; Must be placed into INRW 0420   in reading, INRW 0420   or ESOL 0360   or ESOL 0370   in writing and MATH 0332   (P) in math. 
  
  • MUSC 2234 - Improvisation Theory II


    Credits: 2

    A continuation of the study of chordal structures of jazz, rock, country, and fusion with emphasis on extemporaneous performance.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 1
    Prerequisite(s): MUSC 2214 
  
  • MUSC 2319 - Orchestration


    Credits: 3

    Exploration of writing for voices and instruments to include ranges, transportation, and idiosyncrasies of each instrument with emphasis on commercial music chord voicings.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • MUSC 2345 - Synthesis II


    Credits: 3

    Course emphasizes technology that integrates MIDI sequencing with digital audio. Topics include computer based hard disk recording systems, MIDI machine control, advanced techniques in synthesizer editing, digital transfers of audio data and CD mastering. The student will demonstrate advanced skill in FM and hybrid synthesis techniques; explain and utilize digital sampling; complete projects using advanced synthesis techniques; and edit samples and synthesizer voices. Students are required to attend additional lab hours outside of class.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 3
    Prerequisite(s): MUSC 2355 
  
  • MUSC 2350 - Computer Music Notation II


    Credits: 3

    Study and practices in music notation software at a professional level, including large score notation.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MUSC 1330 ;
  
  • MUSC 2355 - MIDI II


    Credits: 3

    A continuation of MIDI I with emphasis on advanced sequencer operation, and SMPTE-based synchronization in the interaction of multiple recording and playback systems.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): MUSC 1331 ;
  
  • MUSC 2403 - Live Sound II


    Credits: 4

    Overview of stage monitor systems. Includes monitor systems set-up and operation and stage management. Also covers interactivity between sound management, performance quality, and audience experience.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math.
  
  • MUSC 2427 - Audio Engineering II


    Credits: 4

    Major topics include the recording process, microphones and placement techniques, audio console operation, multitrack recording and signal processors. Audio software includes Pro Tools and Digital Performer, Spark and Peak audio editors, Toast and Jam CD editors, Acid looping software. Students learn basic tracking techniques, studio set up and break down and participate in 32 hours of recording sessions. Students are required to attend additional lab hours outside of class.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): MUSC 1427 and MUSC 1331 
  
  • MUSC 2433 - Scoring for Video and Film


    Credits: 4

    Advanced concepts of technology to score and synchronize audio with video or film productions.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 3
  
  • MUSC 2447 - Audio Engineering III


    Credits: 4

    Advanced practice of procedures and techniques in recording and manipulating audio. Includes digital audio editing, advanced recording techniques, and advanced engineering projects.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): MUSC 1270 , MUSC 2427 , RTVB 1240  and MUSC 2355 ;
 

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