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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.

Summer 2018 Topics Courses

Fall 2018 Topics Courses

Summer 2018 Topics Courses

ARCH 2096: PORTRAIT OF A CITY (CRN: 97197)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: None)

Portraits of a City continues a discussion of both Film and Architecture through the study of images of cities, both real and imagined, found in film, literature, architectural theory, and built projects. Students will develop an understanding of architecture as a cultural artifact recorded in film, the power of images in film to influence architectural thought, and the reality of cities to frame our image of civilization.

 

ARTS 2096: Jewelry Casting (CRN: 97055)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: None)

This course introduces students to a wide range of non-ferrous casting techniques. Sand Casting, cuttle-fish casting, centrifugal casting, vacuum casting and experimental casting will be covered. Students will learn to carve waxes and cast non-wax objects. Students will create sprue trees, invest waxes, schedule/program burn-out and cast.

ARTS 2096: Jewelry Casting (CRN: 97199)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: None)

This course introduces students to a wide range of non-ferrous casting techniques. Sand Casting, cuttle-fish casting, centrifugal casting, vacuum casting and experimental casting will be covered. Students will learn to carve waxes and cast non-wax objects. Students will create sprue trees, invest waxes, schedule/program burn-out and cast.

BIO 1096 Horticulture in Central New Mexico (CRN: 97150)

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 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

CJ 2096 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (CRN: 96930)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: CJ 1001 Introduction to Criminal Justice)
This course is meant to provide a comprehensive introduction to the topic of family violence by introducing the student to crime victims. Students will develop an understanding of the impact of crime on the victim and the victim’s role and rights in the criminal justice system.

DA 1096 Clinical Experience I (CRN: 97149)

5 Credit Hours

(Co-requisite DA1512 + DA 1517 + DA 1519 + DA 1592 + DA 1593)

Introduces clinical practice through student preceptorships utilizing fourhanded dentistry at chair-side including extended function in general dentistry delegated to the DA as designated by the New Mexico Dental Practice Act (coronal polishing, fluoride application).

FS 2096 Firefighter I & II Theory (CRN: 97010)

4 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: Department Approval, Co-requisite FS 2196 Firefighter I & II Lab)

This course meets the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. Students must pass both a written and practical state-mandated exam. Upon successful completion of both exams, the students will be awarded an IFSAC certificate that indicates he/she is a nationally certified Firefighter I & II. This class must be taken with 87076 FS 2196-901. See the Online Schedule of Classes for Learning Communities.

FS 2196 Firefighter I & II Theory (CRN: 97011)

2 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: Department Approval, Co-requisite FS 2096 Firefighter I & II Theory)

This course meets the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. Students must pass both a written and practical state-mandated exam. Upon successful completion of both exams, the students will be awarded an IFSAC certificate that indicates he/she is a nationally certified Firefighter I & II. This class must be taken with 87076 FS 2196-901. See the Online Schedule of Classes for Learning Communities.

WELD 2196: Build Your Own Brewing and Distilling Equipment (CRN: 97231)

2 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: None)

Have you ever wanted to brew or distill your own beer and spirits? This course will discuss the theory, design, safety and regulations associated with home brewing and distilling, and provide hands-on instruction in welding and fabricating techniques to build a ½-barrel (10 gallon) brewing system. Sanitary stainless steel welding techniques and advanced fabrication skills will be demonstrated.


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Fall 2018 Topics Courses

THEA 2096 Introduction to Playwriting (CRN: 76245)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: ENG 1101)

Provides introductory skills for writing for the stage. Practice and study of the elements of dramatic form: dialogue, character, plot.

MUS 2096 Introduction to Guitar (CRN: 76240)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: IRW 0970 or appropriate placement score)

This course is designed for students with little to no guitar playing experience. It is an introduction to the guitar and to some of the basic elements of music. The focus, as described by the title of the course, will be upon learning guitar in a group setting and will cover a repertoire in various styles designed for beginning students. After having satisfactorily completed this course, you will have obtained the technical skills needed to play several songs on the guitar in multiple styles and to improvise and compose simple melodies and harmonic progressions. Furthermore, you will have gained an understanding of music notation and tablature and will have developed a deeper understanding of and ability to recognize, correctly identify and describe the elements of music. Students must provide their own guitar and bring it to all class sessions.

ECME 2096 Math and Science in the Early Childhood Classroom (CRN 76456)

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.

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