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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. Not all topics courses are financial-aid eligible.

Fall 2019 Topics Courses

BA 2096 Marketing Analytics and Performance Optimization (CRN: 77426)           

3 Credit Hour

(Prerequisite: none)

This course aims to give students the skills needed to analyze results of marketing efforts. Students will learn about factors that drive conversion and how to optimize their efforts using data and A/B testing. Students will understand what the key metrics for digital marketing are. Students will be assessed through three projects that give them an opportunity to get hands-on experience using spreadsheets, Google Analytics and analyzing an A/B test. The course is part of Facebook’s Digital Marketing curriculum and is required to gain the Facebook Certification. Basic internet skills and an understanding of Microsoft Office applications are recommended.

BA 2196 Email Marketing
(CRN: 77427)                                  
3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: none)

This course offers a deep dive into the world of email marketing, an incredibly effective marketing channel that can deliver great results for companies. In this course, students will learn about the role of email marketing in a company’s marketing campaign, what stages of the customer journey email marketing is suited for, and best practices for email copy. The course will also touch upon more complex email practices such as automation and how to outline an email campaign. The students will be assessed on their performance on a capstone project, which will entail outlining the components of an email campaign. The course is part of Facebook’s Digital Marketing curriculum and is required to gain the Facebook certification. Basic internet skills and an understanding of Google Suite applications are recommended.

BEV 1096 BEER AND SOCIETY
(CRN: 77830)
                                                                       

1 Credit Hour                                                                  

(Prerequisite: You must be 21 or over and a Certified Beer Server from the Cicerone Certification Program to take this course)

This course introduces cultural and social aspects of beer around the world from ancient times to the future. Students will explore stories of beer through selected readings, seminars, discussions, guided beer tastings, and food pairings.

BEV 2096 Essential Skills for Beer Sommelier 
(CRN: 77450 & 77831)
  

2 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: You must be 21 or over and a Certified Beer Server from the Cicerone Certification Program to take this course)

Introduces fundamental principles of keeping & serving beer, identification and evaluation of major beer styles and off flavors, intermediate beer ingredients & brewing processes, and basic principles of beer and food pairing guidelines. The class includes taking a Certified Cicerone Exam as part of the curriculum.

CIS 2196 Advanced Topics in Linux Administration
(CRN:
77458)      
3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: CIS 1680)

Hands-on instruction of Linux system administration with an emphasis on security and performance. Prepares students to work as professional Linux system administrators. Learn the key principles to install and manage virtual machines, both their performance and security. Learn advanced networking concepts, including clustering and high availability.

ELTR 2096 Standard for Electrical Safety – NFPA 70E
(CRN: 77428)    
3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the NFPA 70E practices that are considered the de-facto standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

FILM 1196 Documentary Films 101 
(CRN: 77558)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: None)

Come and learn the art of documentary filmmaking from a national and international award winning producer and TED talk presenter and past winner of the National Broadcast Association Innovator of the Year award. Students will learn how to write a treatment, develop a sponsor package, create a budget, pitch an idea, develop a production schedule, film, write and post a documentary.

FILM 2196 Drone Cinematography
(CRN: 77596)

2 Credit Hours

(Recommended Pre/Co Requisite: FDMA 2120

Come and learn the art and science of drone cinematography from an IATSE 600 member and FAA Drone Safety Consultant whose company obtained the first FAA waiver in the country to fly over casts and crews on film locations.  Students will learn about the workflows, safety and regulations specific to the use of UAS technology on Film sets. Students from all programs are welcome, though a film background will be helpful.

FITT 2096 Employee Wellness Lab
(CRN: 77438)                                                                   

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisite: None)

Want to spend your lunch break getting healthier this Fall Term? Register for CNM’s new Employee Wellness Lab! This 2 credit hour course will explore techniques for personal wellness and health.

FS 2796 Fire Instructor II Theory
(CRN: 77533) 

4 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: IFSAC Fire Service Instructor I)

This course is based on NFPA 1041: Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications and may lead to Pro-Board and IFSAC certifications. The course is designed for the Fire Service Instructor, who, in addition to meeting Instructor I qualifications, wants to develop the knowledge and ability to develop individual lesson plans for a specific topic including learning objectives, instructional aids, and evaluation instruments; scheduling training sessions based on overall training plan of the authority having jurisdiction; and supervise and coordinate the activities of other instructors. 

PHED 2620 Fast Track Fitness (CRN: 76722) 
(Intersession Aug 19-Sep 1)                          

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisite:  None)

Introduces many different aspects of fitness for a fast jump-start into working out correctly.  These may include but are not limited to weight training, endurance training, circuit training, ultimate frisbee, core workouts, athletic workouts and more.  

PTA 1196 Supplemental Lab I
(CRN: 77321)
1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisite: [PSYC 1110 + PTA 1010 + PTA 1020] + [BIOL 2210 + BIOL 2210L] + [department approval])

(Co requisites: PTA 1110 +1120 + 1130 + 1140)

For PTA first term students to gain skills practice in PTA lab rooms with an instructor. Provides Physical Therapy Assistant students participation in supervised learning and review of basic and specialized practices in the field of Physical Therapy such as: Anatomy and Physiology, Clinical Kinesiology, Gait and Transfer procedures. Allows PTA students opportunity to review in preparation for PTA exit competencies.

SOC 2096 LGBTQ Issues and Identities
(CRN: 77328)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: IRW 0980 or CSE 1101 or appropriate placement score)

Examines the various ways lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer experiences and identities are shaped by social and structural forces in contemporary US society. Successful completion of SOC 1101 before taking 2000 level courses in Sociology is strongly advised.

THEA 2096 Playwriting
(CRN: 77350)
3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: THEA 1122)

This class is dedicated to reading and writing new plays. Students will be introduced to a variety of technical, structural, and imaginative considerations through exercises, readings, and discussions.

ECED 2996 Math and Science in the Early Childhood Classroom
(CRN: 77524)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: None)

Hands-on, minds-on in this course that takes an inquiry-based approach to learning. Students will delve into practices of developmentally appropriate math and science for the early childhood classroom. Students will build skills to create environments that are engage students in STEM learning, integrate other developmental domains, and involve families in that process.

Summer 2019 Topics Courses

ARCH 1096 Studio I/II
(CRN: 94688)

3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Reading & Writing Skills 2

This course is intended for Pre-Architecture students who are ready to move forward with either one of their first year studio courses. It will provide an introduction to the tools and methods of representing architecture. Emphasis will be given to 2- and 3-dimensional representation to communicate architectural concepts. This class prepares students for continued architectural study and begins the process of assembling a portfolio.

BIO 1096 Horticulture in Central New Mexico
(CRN: 94651)                                                 

4 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: None)

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 worldwide 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.

BEV 1096 Beer and Society
(CRN: 94807) 

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisite: Math Skills 2, Reading & Writing Skills 2)

This course introduces historical and cultural aspects of beer around the world from ancient times to the future. Students will explore stories of beer through selected readings, seminars, discussions, guided beer tastings, and food pairings. (To enroll in this course, students must be 21 years of age at the start of the term.)

CM 2196 Green Building II
(CRN: 94780)

2 credit hours

(Prerequisites: None)

This course is a continuation of Green Building.  Students will use sustainable materials including Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) to construct a residential dwelling, and will learn the basics of green construction as presented in NCEER curriculum. CNM Students will collaborate with UNM Architecture students on the project.

DANC 2096 Flamenco Boot Camp
(CRN: 94776)

2 credit hours

(Prerequisites: DANC 1169 or equivalent preparation with permission of instructor)

Flamenco Boot Camp is an intensive flamenco course at the advanced beginner to lower intermediate level. Student must have previous experience with flamenco, DANC 1169 Flamenco I, or equivalent preparation. The course will introduce the 12-count rhythm. Intermediate level technique and structure will build upon the basic concepts learned in level one through technique exercises, traditional steps, and choreography. Concepts such as arm and hand positions and movements, and turns will be expanded upon from level one. Footwork stamina, speed, and articulation will be increased. 

FILM 1296 Creating the Short Film
(CRN: 94822)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: None)

This course will approach film content creation as a two-part process including: 1) ideation and 2) previsualization. Ideation will include story development, synopsis (treatment) and script. Previsualization will include storyboarding and overboarding (blocking, camera positions and lighting). Content may be produced by the CNM Film Technician Training program.

FILM 2196 Drone Cinematography 
(CRN: 94816)

2 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: None; recommended Pre/Co Requisite: FILM 1001)                

Come and learn the art and science of drone cinematography from an IATSE 600 member and FAA Drone Safety Consultant whose company obtained the first FAA waiver in the country to fly over casts and crews on film locations.  Students will learn about the workflows, safety and regulations specific to the use of UAS technology on Film sets. Students from all programs are welcome, though a film background will be helpful.

HVAC 1096 HVAC Boot Camp I
(CRN: 94772)

3 credit hours

(Prerequisites: None; Department Approval Required)

This class is intended for students with HVACR work experience seeking to expand their knowledge of refrigeration and electrical circuits found in the industry.

PHIL 2096 Food, Ethics, and Society 
(CRN: 94774)

2 credit hours

(Prerequisites: IRW 0980; Recommended: ENG 1101)

This course will explore some of the major ethical issues concerning food and the food system. Food is an essential and intimate part of life for every being on the planet. In the past decade, there has been growing concern about unhealthy diets and unsustainable industrial agricultural practices. These concerns have opened both scholarly and public conversations about food and ethics. Drawing from multiple disciplines (Philosophy, Nutrition, Social Justice, Sustainability, Environmental Planning, Political Science, Business, Sociology, Law and Medicine) this course introduces students to some of the real-world ethical issues that are at the forefront of discussions about food production, distribution and consumption. Students will explore the following topics: food justice, animal welfare, fair trade, food as medicine, ethical consumerism, sustainability, and genetically engineered foods.

SUR 2096 Advanced Topographic Mapping
(CRN: 94744)  

2 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: SUR 2001 + SUR 2002 or Department Approval)

This class will use advanced surveying techniques to map a 5-acre site that contains a variety of features and elevation differences including buildings, outcrops, dense vegetation and a small river. The site is known as YMCA Camp Shaver and is located 5.5 miles north of Jemez Springs. Approximately half of the class meetings will occur at the field site; students will supply their own transportation.

UAS 2096 Geospatial Field Documentation
(CRN: 94763)     
 

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisite: Department Approval)

Special topics course designed to give students practical hands-on experience using geospatial technologies in a field setting. Dependent on the specific field requirements, technologies with which the students will gain first-hand experience may include; Drone-based Aerial Photography, Terrestrial Photogrammetry, GPS, GIS, and Lidar.