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Course # Course Name Credit(s)
BIOL 1120 Exploring Biology 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Introduces non-majors to important biological concepts and serves as a pre-requisite for Nursing and other allied-health programs. There is an emphasis on the molecular and cellular levels of biology surrounding the core theme of evolution. Topics include chemistry of cells, cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, evolution and ecology. Labs emphasize the process of scientific inquiry which includes learning how to propose testable hypotheses and carry out experiments to test them. Students learn the proper use of microscopes and safe handling of lab chemicals and other lab equipment while conducting hands-on experiments. This course serves as a prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology 1 (BIOL 2201) and Microbiology (BIOL 2205 & 2305). It also aligns with content for common healthcare admissions exams.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BIOL 1123 Introduction To Forensic Science 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Introduces students to the basic techniques of forensic science. Concepts will be examined with the application of scientific principles and emphasizing molecular biology, cell biology and the human body. Topics will include application of biological concepts to forensics, such as forensic pathology and anthropology, serology, toxicology, DNA profiling and entomology. Labs will include hands-on forensic inquiry and applications, such as identification of skeletal remains, blood splatter analysis, fingerprinting, chromophotography, DNA and hair analysis. Current issues, advances and questions in forensic science will also be addressed. This course will be of interest to liberal arts, science, paralaegal and criminal justice majors, and it fulfills the lab science requirement for MnTC.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BIOL 1154 Principles of Biology I 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Introduces important biological principles and is intended for biology and biology-related majors. This course is the first of a 2-semester course series and, also serves as a prerequisite for other biology courses that are part of the Biology Transfer Pathway. There is an emphasis on molecular and cellular levels of biology surrounding the core theme of evolution. Topics include chemistry of cells, cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, and evolution. Labs emphasize the process of scientific inquiry where students learn to propose and test hypotheses, as well as analyze, synthesize and communicate results. Students also learn the proper use of microscopes and the safe handling of chemicals, tools and other lab equipment while conducting hands-on experiments. Prereq: Requires one year HS chemistry or a college chemistry course.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BIOL 1155 Prinicples of Biology II 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Introduces important biological principles and is intended for biology and biology-related majors. It is the second of a 2-semester course series and, also serves as a prerequisite for several other subsequent biology courses that are part of the Biology Minnesota State Transfer Pathway (AS-P). There is an emphasis on organism to ecosystem levels of biology surrounding the core theme of evolution. Topics include the origin of life, population evolution, phylogenetic classification, ecology, and biodiversity. Labs emphasize the process of scientific inquiry where students study organisms, their comparative anatomy, and their interrelationship with the environment through research projects. Lab exercises involve individual and group work in campus lab facilities and field studies off-campus. Students will gain hands-on experience in the safe handling and use of living and preserved organisms as well as laboratory instruments and equipment.

Prerequisites:

  • BIOL 1154 Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1154 General Biology: From Cell to Organism

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

BIOL 2201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Introduces students to the anatomy and physiology of the human body with special emphasis on the relationship between structure and function and homeostatic mechanisms of the body. Systems and topics covered include anatomical terminology, histology, integumentary system, skeletal system, articulations, muscular system, nervous system, special senses, and endocrine systems. Lab component will hands-on experience with tissue specimens, as well as dissections of organs and a representative mammal. This course meets Human Anatomy and Physiology Society learning outcomes and aligns with content for common healthcare admissions exams.

Prerequisites:

  • BIOL 1120 Exploring Biology
  • BIOL 1154 Principles of Biology I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BIOL 2202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Covers anatomy and physiology of the human body with special emphasis on the relationship between structure and function and homeostatic mechanisms of the body. Systems and topics covered include cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune systems, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, acid-base and electrolyte balance, reproductive systems, and development. The lab component will include hands-on experience with models, histology slides and one or more representative animal specimens. This course meets Human Anatomy and Physiology Society learning outcomes and aligns with content for common healthcare admissions exams.

Prerequisites:

  • BIOL 2201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BIOL 2205 Microbiology 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Surveys microbial groups, microbial cell structure, nutrition, growth, control of growth, metabolism, genetics, evolution, epidemiology, infection, transmission and pathogenesis, and interactions with host organisms. Through hand-on experience, students will develop competence in in microscopy, aseptic technique, as well as in culturing, staining, enumeration, identification, isolation, safe handling and biochemical testing of microorganisms. Intended for students pursuing careers in nursing or similar health professions. This course aligns with American Microbiology Society curriculum guidelines as well as the test plan for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

Prerequisites:

  • BIOL 1120 Exploring Biology
  • BIOL 1154 Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1154 General Biology: From Cell to Organism

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BIOL 2301 Zoology 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Covers the morphological and physiological characteristics of animals emphasizing adaptation, evolution, and ecology. The lab component will include hands-on experience with actual animal tissue specimens as well as group projects. Prerequisites: BIOL 1154 (or equivalent) or permission of instructor. BIOL 1155 is recommended.

Prerequisites:

  • BIOL 1154 Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1154 General Biology: From Cell to Organism

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

BIOL 2303 Genetics 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Introduces students to major concepts in Mendelian, molecular and population genetics. Experiments with viruses, bacteria, insects and plants highlight the study of gene expression, recombination, gene mapping, chromosome analysis and population genetics. Includes discussion of current societal, ethical, and political issues relevant to genetics and covers new discoveries and current directions in molecular genetics. Lecture hours include a weekly recitation. Students will gain hands-on experience in the safe handling, growth, maintenance and manipulation of model organisms.

Prerequisites:

  • BIOL 1154 Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1154 General Biology: From Cell to Organism

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

BIOL 2305 Principles of Microbiology 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Introduces the fundamental principles of microbiology with a survey of prokaryotic, eukaryotic, and viral microorganisms. Lecture covers microbial cell structure, nutrition, growth, control of growth, metabolism, genetics, evolution, epidemiology, infection, transmission and pathogenesis, and interactions with host organisms. Antimicrobial resistance and other relevant current issues will be discussed, as well as real-world applications, including food and beverage production. Experiments in lab will develop student competence in in microscopy, aseptic technique, as well as in culturing, staining, enumeration, identification, isolation, safe handling and biochemical testing of microorganisms. This course is intended for students majoring in biology & the sciences, including professional (pre-med, pre-pharm, pre-vet, pre-grad, etc). This course aligns with American Microbiology Society curriculum guidelines.

Prerequisites:

  • BIOL 1120 Exploring Biology
  • BIOL 1154 Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1154 General Biology: From Cell to Organism

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

BIOL 2306 General Ecology 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Introduces students to the fundamentals of ecology, focusing on the study of organisms in relation to their physical and biological environment. The course includes a survey of individual, population, community, and ecosystem level ecology. Theoretical, empirical and applied ecology will be discussed. Activities may include discussion, group activities, guest speakers, films and field trips. Labs will reinforce lecture content and provide students with research skills including use of primary literature, experimental design, data analysis and interpretation. Prereq: BIOL 1154 (required) MATH 1103 (recommended).

Prerequisites:

  • BIOL 1154 Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1154 General Biology: From Cell to Organism

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

CHEM 1010 Introductory Chemistry 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Introduces basic principles and concepts of chemistry to students who previously have had no chemistry or who desire a basic review of chemistry. This course is a lab science course designed for non-science majors and for students who need a basic chemistry course before enrolling in college chemistry. Approved safety goggles and a lab apron are required. Prerequisites: MATH 0840 with a grade of "C" or higher OR higher level math placement, either within the last 2 years.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry I 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Includes study of basic chemical theory and application with emphasis upon atomic theory and structure, chemical bonding, inorganic chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, reaction stoichiometry, periodic relationships, molecular structure, properties of gases and the kinetic molecular theory. The lab component of this course provides the student with the opportunity to apply chemical concepts through observation, data collection, quantitative measurement, problem analysis, and mathematical applications to chemistry. Approved safety goggles and a lab apron are required. Prerequisites: MATH 0940 with a grade of "C" or higher OR higher level placement, either within the last 2 years. Recommended: CHEM 1010 or a full year of advanced high school chemistry within the last 2 years and with a grade of "C" or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

CHEM 1062 Principles of Chemistry II 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Continues CHEM 1061 with emphasis on properties of liquids and solids, properties of aqueous solutions, principles of kinetics, acid-base concepts, solution chemistry applied to chemical equilibria of weak electrolytes, electrochemistry, basic concepts of thermodynamics and nuclear chemistry. The lab component of this course provides the student with the opportunity to apply chemical concepts through observation, data collection, quantitative measurement, problem analysis and mathematical applications to chemistry. Approved safety goggles and a lab apron are required.

Prerequisites:

  • CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

COMM 1110 Public Speaking 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Is the introductory study of the theory and practice of public speaking. Public presentation skills are required for individuals to be successful in our workplaces, communities and many other contexts in today's society. Students will learn about the different types of public speeches commonly encountered and learn how to research, organize and write their ideas into clear and understandable forms of public communication. Students will also practice the delivery skills needed to present ideas effectively. Students will be required to speak and participate often and will also be required to present their speeches in a classroom setting with an audience of their peers and an instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

COMM 2230 Small Group Communication 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Introduces students to the practice and theory of communicating in small group settings. Working in groups is an integral part of living in today's society. Community and workplace situations require us to be able to lead, participate, and follow effectively. Participating in this course will assist students in developing the leadership, conflict management, problem solving and discussion skills necessary to function in group settings. Students will apply small group communication theory in small, task-oriented groups and develop presentation skills to showcase their understanding of what it means to be an effective group member. Evaluating the effectiveness of their own and others' group communication behaviors is also required.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

COMM 2250 Topics in Communication Studies

Course Outline

MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 07
This course is a topics course. Please refer to the course section note for more information on this course. This course may be repeated under different topics.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ECON 1100 Economics For Consumers 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 05
Introduces students to the information and tools that will enable them to analyze and evaluate alternatives concerning major consumer issues with the goal of increasing personal well-being. Prerequisite: Recommended READ 0093/0094 or placement into READ 1100.

Prerequisites:

  • READ 0093 Reading College Texts
  • READ 0094 Reading Workshop

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Provides instruction and practice in reading, researching, and writing for college. Prerequisites: Recommended by Accuplacer assessment or grade of C or higher in READ 93/94 and ENG/EAP 99.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ENG 1111 Research Writing 2

Course Outline

Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Students will analyze primary and secondary sources and develop formal research writing in students' academic and/or professional disciplines including EMS, Paralegal, and Criminal Justice. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or equivalent, with grade of C or better.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 0101 Composition I: Expository Writing
  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ENG 1114 The Research Paper 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Emphasizes critical analysis of fiction or nonfiction texts, at least one book-length, resulting in a research paper that reflects analysis and synthesis of multiple sources. Prereq: Grade of C or higher in ENG 1108.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 0101 Composition I: Expository Writing
  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ENG 1116 Writing for the Web 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Focuses on the creation of writing in web-based contexts (such as wikis, blogs, multi-modal essays, and other emergent forms) composed with images, links, audio, and/or video; on analysis and application of the elements of attractive web page design; and on presentation of information in a concise and appealing style. Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ENG 1118 Style and Correctness for Writers 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02
Introduces students to the grammatical and stylistic strategies necessary to effectively edit and proofread professional documents. Students will practice revising at the structural and sentence levels. The course supports students preparing for a wide variety of professional settings, such as business, paralegal, computer science, engineering, nursing, and others. Placement by Accuplacer assessment into English 1108 or completion of ENG/EAP 0099 with a C or better.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ENG 1130 Writing and Research For the Professions 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Emphasizes critical audience analysis of professional texts across the disciplines, at least one book length, resulting in a professional research proposal, feasibility study, or report that reflects analysis and synthesis of multiple sources, persuasion, and students' mastery of professional and audience analysis, business writing, researching, and evaluative skills. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or equivalent, with grade of C or better.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ENG 1140 Introduction to Literature 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Introduces students to the methods of examining and understanding poetry, drama, novels, short stories and creative nonfiction. Prereq: Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ENG 1145 Introduction to Technical Writing 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02
Introduces students to developing, writing, and presenting information in technical settings, including the use of graphics to enhance visual appearance and usability. Students will work on a variety of assignments, including writing and revising technical reports and articles, procedures, and mechanism descriptions. Students will explore options for using technology to convey information efficiently and appropriately. Emphasis is on audience analysis, effective design, and clear, concise, accurate expression. Placement by Accuplacer into ENG 1108 or completion of ENG/EAP 0099 with a C or better.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2214 American Literature: Colonial Era to the Civil War 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Surveys American literature from the Colonial period to the Civil War. Typical authors include Bradstreet, Franklin, Emerson, Thoreau, and Melville. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2215 American Literature: The Civil War to the Present 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Surveys American literature from 1860 to the present. Typical authors include Whitman, Chopin, Twain, Hemingway, and Cather. Poets include Frost, Stevens, and Rich. Fiction writers include O'Connor, Capote, Oates, Faulkner, Salinger, and Barth. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2222 British Literature: The Middle Ages to the Age of Reason 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Surveys British Literature from the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century. Authors include Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Swift, and Pope. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ENG 2223 British Literature: Romanticism to the Present 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Surveys British literature from the Romantic period to the present. Authors include Blake, Wordsworth, Browning, Conrad, Yeats, and Woolf. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2237 The Short Story 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Examines the history and diversity of the short story form. Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2253 Shakespeare 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Explores a selection of works by William Shakespeare, including a careful reading and interpretation of representative tragedies, comedies, and histories. Examines formal as well as thematic elements of the selected works as well as historical influences. Prerequisites: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

INFS 1000 Information Literacy and Research Skills FYE 2

Course Outline

Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 02
Provides students with the skills needed to navigate our "Information Society". Topics include how information and knowledge are produced, how to develop effective research strategies for locating, using, and evaluating information from print and electronic sources, and issues related to intellectual freedom and copyright. Pairs well with English, Public Speaking, or any research-based course. Best if taken within the first 24 college-level course credits, as research skills and critical analysis of information sources are integral to academic success. Prereq: Placement in ENG 1108 or satisfactory completion of ENG 0099. This course fulfills the FYE (First Year Experience) requirement for Goal 2 of the MnTC.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

INTS 1000 FYE - On Course 1

Course Outline

Credits: 1
MNTC Goal Areas: 02
Introduces proven strategies to help students create greater success in college and in life. National research shows that students participating in a student success course achieve their goals to a higher degree than students who do not. Provides an interactive environment for students to identify their motivation and opportunities for personal growth, engage in academic decision making, and explore and utilize campus resources and services. Strongly recommended for all new degree-seeking students. This course fulfills the FYE (First Year Experience) requirement for Goal 2 of the MnTC.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

INTS 1010 FYE - Educational Planning and Assessment 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02
Explores concepts and processes in higher education to help adult learners develop a comprehensive academic plan that encompasses their professional and personal goals. Students will develop educational goals, an individualized degree plan, and analyze knowledge/skills gained from life and work experiences that may translate in to college credit. Prerequisites: Assessment at English 0099 or above. Recommended: Referral from ASAP staff, a counselor, or an advisor. Class Note: Visit the ASAP web site to learn more www.inverhills.edu/asap This course fulfills the FYE (First Year Experience) requirement for Goal 2 of the MnTC.

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Corequisites:
  • INTS 1011 Prior Learning Assessment Development

Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

INTS 1101 FYE - College Success Strategies 2

Course Outline

Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 02
Assists students in successfully making their transition to college. Provides a supportive environment for the critical transition for students. Topics include: higher education culture, campus and community resources, financial and digital literacy, campus technology, academic and career goal setting, communication skills, time management and academic skills. This course is highly recommended for students placing into Read 90. This course fulfills the FYE (First Year Experience) requirement for Goal 2 of the MnTC.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

INTS 1102 FYE: Online Learning Success Strategies 2

Course Outline

Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 02
Assists students in successfully making their transition to college in the online environment. Topics include navigating the online learning platform, accessing online services, academic goal setting and time management.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

INTS 1400 Leadership Development: A Humanities-Based Approach 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 09
Develops students' knowledge of leadership in culture, history, society, and ethics for their own academic, civic, and professional lives. Students will examine the works of great scholars and leaders in multiple cultures and times--e.g., Plato, Shakespeare, Susan B. Anthony, African Nobel winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, or others--using philosophical, historical, social, political, literary, and other scholarly, cultural, and artistic expressions of their leadership. Students may use leadership positions and training programs in civic, campus, or professional organizations as part of homework and as service learning. Prerequisites: Prereq: Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MATH 1101 Math for Liberal Arts 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Gives non-mathematicians an appreciation of mathematical ideas and the power and utility of mathematical skills in the modern world. Topics will be selected from: voting and weighted voting systems, fair division and apportionment; routing, minimum network and scheduling problems; mathematical growth and math of finance; descriptive statistics and data analysis; basic probability and normal distributions. Placement into Read 93/94 or a grade of C or higher in Read 90 within the last 3 years.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

MATH 1103 Introduction to Statistics 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Presents basic statistics which includes descriptive and graphical statistics, basic probability, probability distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and hypotheses testing for one or two populations, linear regression, chi-square tests, and ANOVA. Professional statistical software, such as Minitab, will be integrated throughout the class. Graphing calculator required for the course. Recommendation based on the results of the Inver Hills Assessment Test or grade of "C" or higher in MATH 0820 or 0840 within the last 2 years.

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Corequisites:
  • MATH 0103 Statistics Support

Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

MATH 1107 Mathematical Foundations 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Includes the topics: analysis of the problem solving process; sets and number systems; operations, properties, and computation with the real numbers and their classic subsets; number theory; decimals, ratio, proportion, and percents; statistics; probability; measurement; relations, functions and patterns; algebra models; geometric shapes; and applications. This course can be used for prospective elementary education majors and liberal arts students. This course meets the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) 8710.3200, Subp. 3, Standard H1 a, b, c, H2 a, b, H3 a, b, c, d, H4 a, b, H5 a, b, H6 a, b, H7 a, b, c, d. Prerequisite: Recommendation based on the results of the Inver Hills Assessment Test or grade of "C" or higher in MATH 0840 within the last 2 years.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MATH 1118 College Algebra I 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Prepares students for Calculus I (MATH 1133) when taken in sequence with MATH 1119 or for Survey of Calculus (MATH 1120). Topics include the study of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions; graphing functions using transformations; inverse functions; polynomial, exponential, logarithmic equations; systems of linear and non-linear equations; applied problems; building models from data. Use of technology will be embedded throughout the course. Recommendation based on the results of the Inver Hills Assessment Test or grade of C or higher in MATH 0940 within the last 2 years.

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Corequisites:
  • MATH 0118 College Algebra Support

Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

MATH 1119 College Algebra II 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Prepares students for Calculus I (MATH 1133) when taken in sequence with College Algebra I (MATH 1118). Topics include trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities and applications, law of sines and cosines, solving trigonometric and parametric equations, conic sections, polar coordinates and graphing functions in polar form, vectors and the complex plane. Use of technology will be embedded throughout the course.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

MATH 1120 Survey of Calculus 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Provides students with a survey of topics from differential and integral calculus. This course is not intended as a prerequisite for other courses in calculus. Topics include functions and limits; differentiation of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions; basic integration including the substitution method. Applications include graphing functions, optimization problems, related rates, growth and decay models, and area under curves. Applications are drawn from the life and physical sciences, business and economics, and the social sciences. Recommendation based on the Inver Hills Assessment Test results or grade of C or higher in MATH 1118 or MATH 1127 within the last 2 years.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

MATH 1127 PreCalculus 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Prepares students for Calculus I (MATH 1133). Topics include the study of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; graphing functions using transformations; inverse functions; polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric equations; applied problems; trigonometric identities. Time permitting, building models from data may be included. Use of technology will be embedded throughout the course. Recommendation based on the Inver Hills Assessment Test results or grade of B or higher in MATH 0940 within the last 2 years.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

MATH 1133 Calculus I 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Provides an introduction to single variable calculus and prepares students for Calculus II (MATH 1134). The topics include limits, derivatives (including trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions), continuity, applications of derivatives to related rates and optimization, graphing using information from the first and second derivatives, separable differential equations, Riemann Sums, basic integration techniques (including substitution), definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Trapezoidal and Simpson's Rule. Students will become proficient with a computer algebra system. Use of technology will be embedded throughout the course. Recommendation based on the Inver Hills Assessment Test results or grade of "C" or higher in MATH 1127 or MATH 1119 within the last 2 years.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

MATH 1134 Calculus II 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Prepares students for Multivariable Calculus (MATH 2219). Is the second course in the two-semester sequence of single variable calculus. The topics include applications of the integral: area, volume, surface area, center of mass, work, liquid pressure and arc length; techniques of integration; improper integrals; conics; calculus in polar coordinates; calculus involving parametrically-defined curves; and infinite series. Familiarity with a computer algebra system is expected. Use of technology will be embedded throughout the course.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 1133 Calculus I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

MATH 2100 Discrete Mathematics 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Introduces number systems, coding schemes, formal logic, sets and relations, induction, recursion, recurrence relations, graphs, trees, and analysis of algorithms. Credit will not be awarded for both MATH 2100 and CS 2350.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 1119 College Algebra II
  • MATH 1127 PreCalculus

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MATH 2219 Multivariable Calculus 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Extends concepts of single-variable calculus to calculus of several variables. The topics include vectors in three-dimensional space, quadric surfaces, limits in two and three dimensions, partial derivatives, gradients, extreme value problems, multiple integration and applications, space curves, curvature, The Frenet frame, divergence, curl, line integrals, conservative vector fields and potential functions, surface and volume integrals, Green's, Stokes' and the Divergence Theorems. Knowledge of a computer algebra system is expected. Use of technology will be embedded throughout the course.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 1134 Calculus II

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

MATH 2221 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Provides an introduction to linear algebra topics including: systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and selected applications. Familiarity with a computer algebra system is expected. Use of technology will be embedded throughout the course.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 1134 Calculus II

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MATH 2222 Introduction to Differential Equations 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Provides an introduction to ordinary differential equations.Topics include basic definitions, concepts and terminology of ordinary differential equations. Techniques of problem solving are emphasized. Specific topics covered include: solutions and applications of first-order differential equations, solutions of linear differential equations of higher order, applications of second-order linear differential equations, power series solutions, the Laplace transform, systems of linear differential equations, and an introduction to numerical and graphical methods of solution. Familiarity with a computer algebra system is expected. Use of technology will be embedded throughout the course.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 1134 Calculus II

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MATH 2223 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Provides an introduction to linear algebra and ordinary differential equation topics including: systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, basic concepts and terminology of ordinary differential equations, solutions and applications of first-order differential equations, solutions of linear differential equations of higher-order, applications of second-order differential equations, the Laplace transform, systems of linear differential equations, and an introduction to numerical and graphical methods of solution. Techniques of problem solving are emphasized. Familiarity with a computer algebra system is expected. Use of technology will be embedded throughout the course.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 2219 Multivariable Calculus

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 2220 Music Education and Pedagogy 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Focuses on the knowledge and skills needed for anyone to experience, understand, produce, discuss and enjoy various forms of music with young children. Examines the characteristics of age-appropriate music activities, how music can integrate with other disciplines, and how to teach music to others. Incorporates music concepts, basic structural elements, principles and vocabulary of music, and current pedagogical practices. The course assumes no musical background and is an introductory course for prospective elementary educators, classroom paraprofessionals or teachers, and other students interested in learning how music pedagogy works. This course is open to all students and meets the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) 8710.3000 sub part 3, section D, #8,b for early childhood education; and 8710.3200 sub part 3, g for elementary education.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

PHIL 1110 Introduction to Philosophy 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Contends with some of the basic issues in the history and problems of philosophy, such as theories of knowledge, reality, value and society.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

PHIL 1115 Introduction to Logic and Critical Reasoning 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Gives students an appreciation of logical concepts and methodology. Examines the basic principles of logic and critical thinking in a natural language context. Emphasis on different kinds of arguments, syllogisms, methods of argument evaluation, and the detection of common fallacies as they arise in contexts such as political debate, advertising, science, law, and ethics.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

PHIL 1120 Symbolic Logic 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Uses propositional and predicate calculus to study deductive reasoning via the symbolic languages of propositional and predicate logic. Examines basic logical concepts (validity, logical truth, contradiction, entailment, equivalence), the symbolization of arguments expressed in natural language, and evaluates them via truth tables, formal proofs, or truth trees. This course is ideal for students interested in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or in pursuing further studies in philosophy.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

PHIL 1125 Thinking Critically About Contemporary Issues 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 09
An introduction to basic principles of informal logic and critical thinking. Emphasis on different kinds of arguments, methods of argument evaluation, and the analysis of arguments as they arise in various contexts such as political debate, advertising, science, law, and ethics. Each course will include a focus on some contemporary issue chosen by the instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

PHIL 2120 Philosophy and Scientific Thought 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 08
Examines the question "what is science" by exploring philosophical issues concerning the nature of scientific knowledge. Topics may include the nature of scientific methodology and explanation, the confirmation and falsification of scientific theories, the status of unobservable entities in scientific theories, the relationships between different scientific fields, the relationship between science and other forms of knowledge, and the impact of science and technology on society. No specific background in a scientific field is required.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

PHYS 1020 Descriptive Astronomy 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Surveys the major areas of astronomy, including planets, the sun, the moon, galaxies, and cosmology. Activities include sky observations and laboratory work.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

PHYS 1030 Descriptive Physics 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Explores topics in motion, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, and nuclear physics. PHYS1030 emphasizes concepts, basic laws, and applications of physics. For students with no physics background who do not plan to concentrate their study in science. PHYS 1030 assumes only a basic understanding of math. Prerequisites: MATH 0640 or placement into MATH 0820 or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

PHYS 1041 Algebra & Trig Based Physics I 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Explores topics in motion, mechanics, fluids, and oscillations. This course relies on algebra and trigonometry to explain these physics concepts and solve problems related to them. Prerequisites: Courses in trigonometry and higher algebra or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1119.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

PHYS 1042 Algebra & Trig Based Physics II 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Explores topics in electricity and magnetism, circuits, waves, light, and optics. This course relies on algebra and trigonometry to explain these physics concepts and solve problems related to them. PHYS 1042 is a continuation of PHYS 1041. Prereq: PHYS 1041 and MATH 1119 or MATH 1127.

Prerequisites:

  • PHYS 1041 Algebra & Trig Based Physics I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

PHYS 1081 Calculus Based Physics I 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Explores motion, mechanics, fluids, oscillations, thermodynamics and heat. Physics 1081 is the first part of a two-semester sequence. Prerequisite: MATH 1133 or concurrent enrollment.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 1133 Calculus I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

PHYS 1082 Calculus Based Physics II 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Explores topics in electricity and magnetism, light and optics. This course is a continuation of Physics 1081. Prerequisites: PHYS 1081 and MATH 1133.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 1133 Calculus I
  • PHYS 1081 Calculus Based Physics I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 05
Presents a survey of the science of psychology including theoretical and experimental findings and applications. Topics include research methodology, the nervous system, perception, cognition, learning, memory, human development, emotions, motivation, personality, psychological disorders and their treatment, attitudes, social influence and growth processes. This course may not be taken for credit if you have already earned credit for Introduction to Psychology with Lab (PSYC 1201). Prereq: Placement into ENG 1108 or successful completion (grade of C or above) of ENG 99/Read 93

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

PSYC 2251 Special Topics in Psychology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 05
Explores various subdisciplines, developments and issues in Psychology. Examples of possible topic areas include but are not limited to Biopsychology, Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods, Counseling Techniques, Sports Psychology, Learning Theory, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and History of Psychology. This course may be repeated under different topics. Prereq: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1201.

Prerequisites:

  • PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 1201 Introduction to Psychology with Lab

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

READ 1000 FYE: College Reading and Learning 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02
Provides the reading and learning strategies that students will need for success in their college-level courses and in their careers. Special attention is given to the various contexts of successful study and personal enrichment, including attitudes, behaviors, and actions of successful individuals.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

READ 1100 Introduction to Critical Reading 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02
Helps students develop informed responses to college-level texts. Gives students practice in analyzing and synthesizing college-level texts to find implied meaning and draw informed conclusions. Intended for students interested in improving higher-level skills in a challenging academic setting.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

STSK 1101 FYE - College Study Skills 2

Course Outline

Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 02
Provides an overview of efficient study habits. Emphasizes test taking, studying texts, time scheduling, concentration, memory, listening, note-taking, analyzing teaching/learning styles, using web-based campus resources, and basic strategies for learning any new content. Intended for any student who wants to improve academic study skills. This course fulfills the FYE (First Year Experience) requirement for Goal 2 of the MnTC.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

THTR 2210 Hitchcock, The Master of Suspense 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Examines the work of Alfred Hitchcock, a film director known world-wide for his artistry with a camera, his craftsmanship with story structure, and his ability to hold the audience in a state of edge-of-the-seat suspense.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

THTR 2220 Documentary Films 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Explores the nature and history of documentary film. Students will understand, appreciate, and enjoy documentary motion pictures as a form of communication, a method of persuasion, a reflection of culture, and as an art form. The course provides a beginning approach to the theory and criticism of documentary film. The relationship between form and content is basic to this course.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None