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Topics Courses

Topics courses complement CNM’s regular course offerings in a subject area or program.

Topics Courses may emphasize subject matter or content introduced in other courses, offer content at a more advanced level, or present content that is not covered in other CNM courses.

Topics courses often change from term to term.

Fall 2017 Topics Courses

ASL 2196 Intermediate American Sign Language I (CRN: 79352)

4 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: ASL 1102)

Continues course of study begun in ASL 1101 and ASL 1102. Emphasizes expansion of conversational, reading, and fingerspelling. Includes an online workbook and lab manual.

BIO 1096 Horticulture in Central New Mexico (CRN: 79229)

4 Credit Hours

This course is designed as a lower level introductory survey of gardening techniques applicable to the local semi-arid as well as global arid environments. The approach is a comparison and contrast in the efficacy of ancient and modern horticultural practices.  In the face of predicted world-wide climatic changes. It will highlight the contributions of the ethnic groups of people indigenous and non-indigenous of native New Mexico and Meso-American plus non-native naturalized domestic crops.

CSCI 1096 Fundamentals of Computer Systems (CRN: 79473)

4 Credit Hours

(Pre-requisite: Instructor approval; Recommend pre-requisite: CSCI 1151 or CSCI 1152 or CSCI 1153)

Students learn the fundamentals of computer systems, from microprocessor, controllers, major components, operating systems (include Robot Operating System), network communications, to algorithms and problem solving. Main objective of this course is to construct appropriate structures and produce an optimize solution using programming language to solve a problem. This course also includes hand-on exercises for programming and robotic contest. Note: Hybrid is the preferred format of this class.

GIS 1096-001: Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) (CRN: 78854)

3 Credit Hours

Learn what all the fuss is about in Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). This course shows how UAS are meeting needs and creating opportunities in: Surveying and Mapping, Urban Planning, Construction Management, Public Safety, Real Estate, Criminal Justice, Archaeology and countless other professions. Learn how this exciting, emerging field is changing how we see the Earth, save lives and understand our world.

GIS 1196: UAS FAA Rule 107 Exam Prep (CRN: 79556)

1 Credit Hour

Changes to FAA rules have opened up commercial and other opportunities for drone pilots, but only if you pass the FAA Rule 107 exam.  This course will provide you with all the information you need to pass the test and enter the exciting world of small Unmanned Aircraft.  Test fee not included in course.

MATH 1096 College Algebra co-requisite (CRN: 79214)

2 Credit Hours

Students taking MATH 1315/MATH 1096 jump start Learning Community will attend one integrated 5 credit class, covering the same algebra topics that are covered in all other sections of 1315, but having extra time to develop the prerequisite skills from as needed.  This course allows students to complete MATH 1315 without taking the standard prerequisite of MATH 1310.

MATH 1296 Methods of Problem Solving Workshop (CRN: 78986,78822)

1 Credit Hour

Students taking MATH 1210/MATH 1296 jump start Learning Community will complete MATH 1210, along with an additional lab class that will cover the prerequisite material through mini lectures, individual and group work, but no additional homework.  Any students who qualifies to take MATH 0970 may go directly into Math 1210 by taking this jump start learning community.

MATH 1396 Statistics Workshop (CRN: 78821)

2 Credit Hours

Students taking MATH 1330/MATH 1396 jump start Learning Community will attend one 5-credit class, covering the same statistics topics that are covered in all other sections of 1330, but not having extra time to discuss prerequisite skills as needed. Collaborative learning on key projects will be emphasized to enhance the development of critical thinking and communication skills.  This class is open to any student who would otherwise qualify to take MATH 09680 or MATH 1210 but would like to jump straight into MATH 1330.

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