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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.

Spring 2015 Topics Courses

ANTH 2096 Food & Culture: The Anthropology of Foodways (CRN: 88354)

3 credit hours

(Prerequisite: RDG 0950 or appropriate placement scores)

This course explores the cultural and biological implications of our food and food practices. The "anthropology of food" examines the production, distribution, and consumption of food on a global scale. In this course we will explore how pervasive food can be in defining and redefining cultural identity among communities across the globe.

ARTS 2096 Introduction to Electronic Arts (CRN: 88366)

3 credit hours

(Prerequisites: ARTS 1106 or ARTS 1125; Recommended: IT 0850)

An introduction to the creative, technical, and conceptual possibilities of digital image making. Students will create art using video, audio and digital image manipulation and participate in readings and discussions. Students will be required to have a smart phone with a camera, video and audio recorder, or stand-alone equipment with the ability to upload files into a computer.

CST 2096 Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Culture (CRN: 88390)

3 credit hours

(Prerequisite: English 1101 or appropriate placement scores)

This course is an examination of the ways in which comic books and graphic novels define and reveal cultural values. By studying selected elements of the genre, students will explore the nature of their culture and that of others.  The course will draw on some of the most important scholarship in cultural theory and criticism.

CULN 2096 Mobile Food Operations (CRN: 88870)

3 credit hours

(Prerequisite CULN 1112 or departmental approval)

Introduces students to culinary and management techniques required for mobile food operations, including: safety and sanitation, menu development, marketing and sales, food preparation, financial analysis, and legal, environmental health, and zoning regulations.

ENG 1096 Emergency Writing Repair Workshop (CRN: 88840)

1 credit hour

(Prerequisite: ENG 0950 or appropriate placement scores)

This Emergency Writing Repair Workshop provides intensive instruction on grammar, sentence building, and writing mechanics for students taking ENG 1101.

FILM 1096 Shooting Your Story (CRN: 88707)

3 credit hours

(Prerequisites: None)

How to visualize your story in motion for a camera to record and ultimately an audience to view.

This three-credit online class covers basic filmmaking shot composition and story development for different movie genres. By using their own smartphone to visually record short clips, students will explore the essential movie-making elements--lighting, sound, and set decoration--that support the camera department as they develop their own visual story.

FILM 1196 Fabrication for Film (CRN: 89088)

3 credit hours

(Prerequisites: None)

This three-credit course introduces students to the basics of props & models and the various functions of the "props" department in the motion picture industry.

FIN 1096 Financial Services Career Exploration            (CRN: 88650)

3 credit hours

(Prerequisite: None)

This course is designed to provide students with academic and life skills necessary for successful transition into college and prepare students for a possible career in the financial services industry. Students will interact with financial industry experts and develop skills and knowledge necessary to obtain employment in the financial industry.

FITT 2096 Bowling (CRN: 88636)

1 credit hour

(Prerequisite: None)

The course introduces the proper fundamentals of bowling with a focus on proper stance, delivery, etiquette, and rules.  Health benefits of bowling as part of an active lifestyle will be included in the course as well. (45 hours lab)

FITT 2196 Fireline Fitness (CRN: 88637 & 88638)

2 credit hours

(Prerequisite: None)

This course will provide students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to become physically fit in preparation of becoming a firefighter. The class will include both classroom curriculum which will be reinforced by practical exercise skills specific to firefighting. Both classroom and field practicum will focus on the essential components of firefighter fitness to include, aerobics, muscular strength & endurance, core strength and stability and flexibility. In addition, students will learn about firefighter wellness including basic nutritional needs, hydration and rest and include specific preparation for taking the required Work Capacity Test. Students will also be provided opportunities to participate in the Wildland Fitness Assessment Battery (WFAB) to determine their current fitness baseline. ** Students will be required to provide a medical clearance from a practitioner that approves them to participate in a fitness/exercise program. (15 hours theory and 45 hours lab)

FITT 2296 Boot Camp (CRN: 88061, 88641, & 88642)

1 credit hour

(Prerequisite: None)

This course is a traditional "boot camp" interval style class that mixes calisthenics and body weight exercise with cardio and strength training. This class incorporates drills designed to enhance agility, speed, power and strength. This course is designed to provide exposure to a variety of advance exercise techniques and challenge students both physically and mentally. This course complements FITT 2093 (Extreme Conditioning) and FITT 1994 (Running & Conditioning).

FITT 2496 Exercise Techniques Culture (CRN: 88734)

1 credit hour

(Prerequisites: None)

This course focuses on learning and implementing various exercise techniques to ensure applicable knowledge in regards to exercise program design. The course examines Cardiovascular Exercise, Flexibility, Body Composition and Resistance Training methods, relating to the duties and responsibilities of a nationally certified fitness professional (ACSM-CPT, AFAA, ACE, NSCA-CPT). This course complements all courses within the Fitness Technician program, specifically FITT 1072 (Kinesiology), FITT 1572 (Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription), and FITT 1575 (Exercise Prescription for Special Populations).

FITT 1097 ACSM Certification Review Course (CRN 88735)

2 credit hours

(Prerequisites: FITT 1010, FITT 1072, FITT 1572)

This course focuses on preparing students for the American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) examination. Students will review the various examination domains: Initial Client Consultation and Assessment, Exercise Programming and Implementation, Leadership and Education Implementation, and Legal, Professional, Business and Marketing. Students will also examine case studies, engage in lab experiences and build successful test taking skills. This course complements all courses within the Fitness Technician program, specifically FITT 1072 (Kinesiology), FITT 1572 (Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription), and FITT 1575 (Exercise Prescription for Special Populations).

FITT 2596 EMS Fitness  (CRN 89016)

1 credit hour

(Prerequisites: FITT 1010, FITT 1072, FITT 1572)

This course has been designed to best fit the schedule and needs of the Emergency Medical Service students. According to the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT), obese patients directly contribute to increasing levels of lifting-related injuries among EMS practitioners. This course will provide exposure to a variety of exercise techniques that challenges students both physically and mentally to better prepare them for the various challenges faced in the EMS field.

FS 2096 IFSAC Fire Service Instructor II  (CRN 89089)

3 credit hours

(Prerequisite: FS 1544)

This course is designed to train the student as outlined in NFPA 41 Fire Service Professional Qualifications. Course includes the IFSAC Certification. This course exposes the student to scheduling, budget, records and reports, and instructor evaluation requirements of a training officer. This course will explore the elements of instructional development, delivery, course evaluations, and test analysis.

GEOG 1096 Geography of Food (CRN: 88457) 

3 credit hours

(Prerequisite: RDG 0950 or appropriate test scores)

This course will cover the origins of the food we eat, its geographic roll in human history, and its cultural importance in societies.  We will look at the state of our food, its production and availability in the world today, particularly in the U.S., it relevance to the economy, its impact on the environment, and its effect on nutrition.

GNHN 2096 Legacies of Color (CRN: 88443)

3 credit hours

(Prerequisites: ENG 1101 with a B grade or better, GPA of 3.2 or higher, and department approval.)

"Legacies of Color" is an interdisciplinary exploration of race and racism in post-Reconstruction America.  Students discuss a range of narratives:  biographies, autobiographies, and novels, as well as stories grounded in journalism, sociology, and anthropology.  The course examines how individual narratives can illuminate (and at times obscure) the larger picture of race in America.

HLTH 1096 Introduction to Health Careers (CRN: 89046)

3 credit hours

(Prerequisite: None)

This course is designed to familiarize students with the various careers in the medical professions. Students will learn skills necessary for healthcare career pathways including: working with others, communication skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, and cultural considerations in the healthcare industry, problem solving, decision making, accepting personal responsibility and self-management. In addition, basic readiness skills will be provided and related mathematics and language arts standards will be reinforces. Instructional delivery will engage students in hand-on, real-world activities with a minimum of lecture.

HLTH 1096 Introduction to Health Careers II (CRN: 89063)

3 credit hours

(Prerequisite: HLTH 1096)

This course will focus on the foundational knowledge and skills needed to assist in providing patient care in a healthcare setting. Topics included in this course are: anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, patient care skills, communication skills, and team care activities. The course will consist of classroom learning, excursions to healthcare facilities, and demonstrations/hand-on activities in simulation labs. Under the supervision of professional nursing instructors, 5 course days will be excursion activities in healthcare facilities and will include demonstrations of direct nursing care and patient care unit activities. Successful completion of this course will prepare the student to attend a nurse technician or patient care assistant course which provides preparation for potential employment as a caregiver in healthcare facilities.

HIST 2096 Native American History (CRN: 88513)

3 credit hours

(Prerequisite: RDG 0950 or appropriate placement scores)

This course provides a survey of Native American History from early times to the present.   It will focus on events that have affected the political relations between Native Americans and the United States government, including the impact of European contact and conquest; reservation life; and the evolution of tribal sovereignty, and trust relations and treaty issues with the United States government.

LANG 1096 Elementary Italian (CRN: 88517)

4 credit hours

(Prerequisite: RDG 0950 or appropriate placement scores, Recommended: ENG 1101)

Introduces the Italian language and aspects of Italian culture, with an emphasis on speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Basic level vocabulary, grammar and writing exercises will be practiced, with the aim of fostering a maximum interaction among students during class time.

MUS 2096 Guitar I (CRN: 88514)

3 credit hours

(Prerequisite: RDG 0950 or appropriate placement scores)

This course is designed for students with little to no guitar playing experience.  It is an introduction to the guitar and the elements of music.  Students will learn strumming and fingerstyle techniques as well as how to read rhythms and some music notation.  The content will include music of various styles. Students must supply their own acoustic guitar.

NRSG 2896 ADN Capstone (CRN: 89081)

3 credit hours

(Corequisites: NRSG 2510, NRSG 2515)

This course prepares the student for entry-level nursing practice as an associate degree graduate. The focus of the course is management of individuals across the lifespan with chronic, acute, and select complex conditions. This course is a combination of seminar, lab, and clinical..

SPED 2096 Working with Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CRN: 88516)

1 credit hour

(Prerequisite: None)

This course is designed to gain strategies to create effective learning experiences for students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

 

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