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Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ANTH 1100 Introduction to Anthropology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Introduces students to the four subfields of anthropology: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and language. Anthropology, is the study of humanity. Within each subfield are various, practical applications which are collectively termed applied anthropology. Students will learn to identify and apply anthropological study methods. Included within this knowledge will be the application of holistic, comparative, and evolutionary avenues of anthropological inquiry into the issues and institutions that affect our complex, modern lives.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ANTH 1110 Cultural Anthropology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Introduces students to the anthropological subfield focused on human culture. Culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by individuals as a member of society. Examines the tension between the claim that culture can be both universal as well as particular. This class offers a broad survey allowing for this comparison of universals and particulars around the world, including larger concepts of identity, cultural manifestation, operation of institutions, and issues of inequality and globalization.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ANTH 1120 Introduction to Archaeology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Introduces students to the archaeological field and profession. Archaeology, one of the four sub-fields within anthropology, is the study of human material culture and is typically done by examining objects and locations left behind by various groups throughout human history. Students will examine the history, methods, and basic theories of archaeology. Additionally, students will learn how the archaeological profession is conducted today and apply this to highlighting issues of community development and expression, subsistence, status, consumption, gender, and other contemporary issues.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

ANTH 1160 Migrants and Refugees 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Examines the dimensions of transnational migration and refugee displacement in the US and globally. This course provides an introduction to the concepts, themes and dynamics that anthropologists consider when examining the lives of social groups who voluntarily and involuntarily leave their home country. Students will examine and apply anthropological analyses to ethnographic case studies of migration and refugee experiences. Classroom discussions, lectures and activities will explore worldwide political, economic and social issues to try to understand the current period of widespread migration and displacement holistically.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ANTH 2120 Field Experience in Archaeology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Introduces students to the archaeological field and the American Cultural Resource Management (CRM) profession. Archaeology, one of the four sub-fields within anthropology, is the study of human material culture and is typically done by examining objects and locations left behind by various groups throughout human history. This course gives students the opportunity to more closely examine how archaeology is applied primarily through implementation of the National Historic Preservation Act and the resulting creation of CRM as the mainstay of employment within archaeology today. Students will spend approximately half of their time in the classroom with the remainder in the field; observing and experiencing various archaeological sites, museums, historical societies, etc. Students will learn how the archaeological profession highlights issues of community engagement, development, and expressions. Prerequisites: Recommended ANTH 1120.

Prerequisites:

  • ANTH 1120 Introduction to Archaeology

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ANTH 2140 Humans and the Environment 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 10
Introduces the complex relationship between humans and the environment. Students will analyze how changing paleo-climates shaped human evolution and explore the interdependence between humans and the environment today. Students will study a variety of contemporary and historical cultural groups in terms of their production, consumption, social organization, and worldview. Students will learn how successful adaptation to climate and geography, the conservation of species, and management of available resources have contributed to survival or collapse of societies in documented cases. Students will interpret what humanity can learn about sustainability from these cases and the empirical knowledge systems of traditional cultural groups.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

COMM 2240 Intercultural Communication 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Explores factors that influence communication between individuals of different cultures. In our global society we are increasingly called upon to communicate in a variety of intercultural contexts. Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between cultural orientation and communication behaviors. Identifying their own cultural biases and assumptions will help students increase their awareness and tolerance of individual and group differences. Students will learn to demonstrate cultural sensitivity in interpersonal contacts and identify skills for interacting with people from culture groups other than their own. Students may not earn credit for both COMM 1114 and COMM 2240.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

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

ECON 1105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Examines the performance of the U.S. economy in the early 21st century (national income accounting) as measured against historical performance, including an analysis of U.S. economic institutions and government macroeconomic policies. Prerequisites: Recommended READ 0093/0094 or placement into READ 1100.

Prerequisites:

  • READ 0093 Reading College Texts
  • READ 0094 Reading Workshop

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

ECON 1106 Principles of Microeconomics 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Introduces students to the supply and demand analysis of prices and production under different market structures, the role of government in a market economy, international trade and exchange rates, and income distribution and the pricing of economic resources. Prereq: Recommended READ 0093/94 and MATH 0840 or higher.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 0840 Introductory Algebra
  • READ 0093 Reading College Texts
  • READ 0094 Reading Workshop

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

GEOG 1100 World Regional Geography 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Studies the world and its transformation to the modern distinction between technological and developing nations, and a survey of present conditions among its various regions.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

GEOG 1115 Human Geography 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Studies basic elements, processes, and distributions associated with people's principal ways of life, their interrelationship with the natural environment, and socio-cultural diversity including: population, race, language, religion, political, and economic systems.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

GEOG 1130 Minnesota Geography 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Examines the land, resources, and people of Minnesota, and the processes that have led to the development of regions in the present and will change the state in the future.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

GWS 1000 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Introduces students to the main concepts of Gender and Women Studies by examining the origins of the field of study, its theoretical and sociological underpinnings, and evolution. Explores the psychological and social construction of gendered identity, including LGBTQIA theory and social concerns, as well as the intersections of race, class and gender.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

GWS 1100 Gender, Race and American Culture 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Explores the historical and contemporary intersections of race, class and gender in the United States and examines the relationships between racially-based and gender-based movements for civil rights. Identifies and analyzes contemporary stereotypes regarding race, class and gender.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

HIST 1106 World History 1 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Considers world civilizations from prehistoric roots, to Sumer, Egypt, Assyria, Israel, China and Southeast Asia, India, Greece, Rome, Africa, and Europe through the early modern era. Topics include political, cultural, religious, economic, intellectual and artistic development across regions and time.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

HIST 1107 World History 2 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Explores world history to the present from the early modern era period, to Modern East Asia; the rise of transatlantic and transpacific societies to industrial revolution, and from the emergence of nationalism, and the age of ideologies, to the global marketplace.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

HIST 1108 Introduction To Latin American History 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Introduces students to Latin American history from before European contact and through the 20th century. Surveys the major historical forces contributing to the development of modern Latin America with an emphasis on the blending of Native American, European, and African cultures of people who have lived, and continue to live, in South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

HIST 1114 History Of The United States To 1877 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Surveys the emergence of the American nation from the colonial period to revolution, the early national period Jacksonian Era, sectional conflict, Civil War and reconstruction emphasizing social, political, and intellectual developments reflecting American diversity.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

HIST 1115 History Of The United States Since 1865 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Surveys the New South, the industrial revolution, Progressive era, roaring twenties, Great Depression, World Wars, Cold and post-Cold War eras to the present. Emphasizes political, social, economic and intellectual developments in the United States, reflecting American ethnic and cultural diversity.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

HIST 1118 Wartime: The Great War To The War On Terror 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Provides a historical study of the cultural, political, economic and military forces and events that shaped the modern age of total war from the origins of World War I through the 21st century War on terror.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

HIST 1122 The United States Since 1945: The Consequences of Power 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Examines the United States since 1945, with an emphasis on the rise and fall of the Cold War; arts, entertainment and popular culture; the Civil Rights movement and its legacies; the technological revolution; religious and political revivalism; and international economics and politics.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

HIST 1130 Minnesota History 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 10
Examines the historical development of the State of Minnesota, from its prehistoric origins through the territorial period, and to the present. Surveys social, political, economic and geographical forces, with emphasis on the interaction of people and environment, that have shaped Minnesota's history.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

HIST 1135 History of Family: A Cross-Cultural Perspective 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Explores the social, political and cultural history of the modern family, emphasizing the transformation in the structure, values and economic basis of family life from the 16th century to the present. Particular attention is placed on the relation between social science, literature and the immigration experience of Africans, Europeans, Asians and Native Americans in the cultural crossroads of colonial to contemporary American history.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

HIST 2120 Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Age of Business 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Surveys the political, economic and racial origins and implications of the U.S. Civil War; the rise and fall of Reconstruction; the growth of transportation and industrial economies, Indian removal and resistance; the New South and Populist revolt; the Progressives, urbanization, and the emergence of the modern corporation.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

HIST 2125 History of World Religions: Ancient to Modern Time 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Compares and contrasts the history of the values, beliefs and world views associated with world religious faiths, practices and institutions from ancient to contemporary times. Topics include: Views of creation, time and death, good and evil, the relation to art, relation to political power, and role in social and cultural conflict. Prereq: HIST 1106 or HIST 1107 recommended.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

INTS 1140 Human Sexuality 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Presents an interdisciplinary study of human sexuality in a pluralistic society.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

POLS 1101 Introduction to Political Science 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Introduces students to major topics, approaches, and methods in Political Science with an emphasis on comparative analysis. Topics will include: purpose and methods of comparison and classification, understanding political processes and public policy (what is politics; purpose of government; common policy challenges). Specifically, you will explore the following foundational concepts: sovereignty, authority, power, institutions, citizenship, society, the state, and political and economic change. In your comparative exploration of the Political Science discipline and contemporary issues, you will critically examine your own political values, experiences and behaviors.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

POLS 1111 Introduction to U.S. Politics 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Analyzes United States national government, political parties, campaigns and elections, public opinion, interest groups, media coverage and current political issues. The course will also examine principles of the Constitution, and the structure and behavior of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. In your exploration of contemporary U.S. domestic and foreign policy issues, you will critically examine your own political values, experiences and behaviors.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

POLS 1121 State and Local Government 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Examines state and local government political institutions, behavior, public policies, tax and spending issues. The course will also analyze structure and behavior of state legislatures, governors, courts, and political parties, including the nomination and election process of state and local officials. The course emphasis will be on the Minnesota political system. In your exploration of contemporary Minnesota policy issues, you will critically examine your own political values, experiences and behaviors.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

POLS 1141 Introduction To Environmental Politics 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 10
Requires you to critically consider and address the history, organizations, interest groups, and processes that shape domestic and global environmental issues. The course will focus primarily on the following areas of study: (1) political and policy processes, (2) the public lands debate, (3) the politics of waste and toxins, (4) the politics of energy, (5) the politics of water, (6) the politics of air quality, (7) the politics of endangered species and biodiversity, (8) the politics of global environmental issues, (9) the politics of human population growth, and (10) the politics of environmental sustainability. Using cutting-edge social scientific theory and research, you will be asked to examine your own political values, experiences and behavior regarding contemporary environmental problems and potential solutions.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

POLS 1161 Introduction to Constitutional Law 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Provides students with an overview of the nature and scope of American Constitutional rights and liberties based upon the United States Constitution as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court. In your exploration of contemporary U.S. Constitutional issues, you will critically examine your own political values, experiences and behaviors.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

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 1140 Psychology of Women 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Introduces current theory and research related to such issues as the psychological development of women, identity formation, self-esteem, violence, health, spirituality, social cultural influences, biology, relationships and career. Both academic and experiential learning are emphasized including extensive reading and journaling and a community project. Attendance and group participation are essential.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

PSYC 1210 Lifespan Development 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Presents an introduction to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan. Explores the research and theories relevant to the psychological study of human development from conception to death. Applies these issues to general and clinical populations. PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1201 recommended.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

PSYC 1215 Child and Adolescent Psychology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Explores the basic development in the physical, cognitive and psychosocial areas from conception through adolescence. Pertinent theories, studies, and methodologies are addressed. This course and Adulthood and Aging Psychology (PSYC 1220) provide a comprehensive study of Lifespan Development. Prereq: Recommended PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1201.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

PSYC 1220 Adulthood and Aging Psychology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Explores research and theory from the field of developmental psychology regarding the nature and processes of human development from early adulthood through old age and death. Implications and applications are addressed. This course and Child Adolescent Psychology (PSYC 1215) provide a comprehensive study of Lifespan Development. Prereq: Recommended PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1201.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

PSYC 1230 Psychology of Death, Dying, and Loss 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Emphasizes a psychological approach to death, dying and related topics. Explores relevant theories, data, models, ethical issues and provides an opportunity to confront and explore personal attitudes and feelings.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

PSYC 2000 Statistics for Psychology and Behavioral Sciences 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05
Students use basic mathematical and computerized procedures to analyze data in the behavioral sciences. Students use statistical software (e.g., SPSS, "R," "PSPP") to conduct descriptive and inferential data analyses. Students choose and apply statistical procedures to help to answer psychological and behavioral scientific research questions. Students read, interpret, and write APA-style Results sections for behavioral science research.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

PSYC 2100 Social Psychology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Explores how individuals and groups influence us and how we influence others. Issues such as attraction, relationships, behaviors and attitudes, persuasion, aggression, sexism, racism, and how we form judgments will be studied. Prereq: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1201.

Prerequisites:

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

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

PSYC 2250 Abnormal Psychology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Explores the classification, assessment, diagnosis, symptoms, causes, and treatment of common psychopathologies, including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and substance-related and addictive disorders.

Prerequisites:

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

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

SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Emphasizes methods, basic concepts, terminology, and perspectives used by sociologists in analysis of social relationships. Sociological analysis will focus on American government, family, education, religion, and the economy.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

SOC 1114 Social Problems 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Explores the significant social problems in contemporary society. The course examines the process of how these social problems arise in society, including controversies that accompany them, and considers possible solutions.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

SOC 1126 Sociology of Deviance 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Examines sociological theories explaining deviance, its pertinence to the construction of social order as well as identity, and the application of these theories to the problems of crime, drug use, and mental illness. This course also examines the relationship between creativity and deviance.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

SOC 1127 Social Inequalities: Race, Class, & Gender 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Describes and analyzes selected inequality relationships in the United States. Topic areas will include economic inequality-poverty; ethnic inequality-racism; and gender inequality-sexism. This course is open to all students and meets the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) 8710.3200, Subp. 3, Standard 12a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

SOC 1130 Family and Society 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Surveys human relationships from both the sociological and practical perspectives. Areas of study will include: love, dating, sexuality, singleness, marriage, conflict, parenting, relationship violence, divorce, and other relevant topics.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

SOC 1145 Gender in Society 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Explores gender from a sociological perspective that seeks to promote knowledge of how we build the constructs of men, women, and people of other gender identities, and what the consequences of these constructions. Sociological theories, research, and current issues related to gender in society are presented. Topics may include gender as it relates to media, family, work, politics, power and inequality, education, religion, socioeconomic forces, race/ethnicity, sexuality, social movements, and social change.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

SOC 2010 Sociology of Genocide 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 09
Explores the cultural, historical and sociological factors that have led to the haunting problem of genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries and promotes knowledge of how to prevent future genocides based on scholarly research, media analyses, case studies, and first-hand testimonials. This course seeks to address what can be done to make the frequent quote, "Never Again" a greater reality.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

SOC 2030 Environmental Sociology 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 10
Explores the ways in which societies have created ecological problems; the human dimensions of climate change; and how institutional arrangements are evolving to deal with environmental challenges. In addressing these topics the course will make linkages between local, national and global processes. Prerequisites: Recommended SOC 1100.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None