Course Descriptions

Accounting Education Nishnaabemwin Institute
Academic Enrichment
English Nishnaabemwin Program
Biology Exercise Natural Science
Business ​Geography Office Education
Chemistry Health Physical Education
Criminal Justice
History Psychology
Computer Information Science
Humanities Science
Computer Science
Math Sociology
Construction Technology
Native American Studies
Early Childhood Education
Native Language

AC - Accounting

AC104 Payroll Accounting          3 CR

This class is designed to teach students the skills, procedures and conceptual knowledge necessary to figure a company's payroll. Basic principles and concepts of accounting and financial reporting will also be covered.

Co-requisites: MA101 and CS112 or CS121. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


AC105 Using QuickBooks for Small Businesses         3 CR

Upon successful completion of the course, students will know how to use a computerized bookkeeping software package for small businesses. Instruction includes information on creating accounts, writing checks, balancing accounts, navigating the program, and more.

Prerequisite: CS112 or CS121. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


AC131 Accounting I         4 CR

This is an introductory course in accounting, which includes the recording and reporting of business transactions, and the measuring, planning and controlling of business income, assets and equities.

Co-requisite: MA101 or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


AC132 Accounting II          4 CR

This course is a continuation of AC131 with emphasis on managerial/cost accounting concepts.

Prerequisite: AC131 with a C or better. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

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AE - Academic Enrichment 

AE109 Fundamentals of Algebra         4 CR

This course is designed as a review of fundamental math skills and developmental algebra. Topics covered include fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, application problems, charts and graphs, and English/Metric measurement, geometry, and an introduction to properties of integers. Students must meet minimum requirements in this course before enrolling in future mathematics courses. If minimum requirements are not met, the student receives a grade of Incomplete (I) and repeats the course. Developmental in nature, credit in this course does not apply toward graduation.

Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score less than three years old, Co-requisite: ED101 if student has completed less than 15 college credits or has a cumulative GPA less than 2.0. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE. 

 

AE110 Reading Comprehension & Written Communication Skills I          4 CR

This course is designed to improve basic reading comprehension, vocabulary, and basic writing skills for those students requiring assistance as indicated by placement scores. Emphasis is placed on reading to access basic information; ease and fluency in written expression; and on application of standard grammar, punctuation, and capitalization rules. Students must pass this course with a C or better to advance to AE111. If this minimum requirement is not met, the student receives a grade of Incomplete (I) and repeats the course. Credit in this course does not apply toward college graduation.

Prerequisite: Compass score. Co-requisite: ED101 if student has completed less than 15 college credits or has a cumulative GPA less than 2.0. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE

 

AE111 Reading Comprehension & Written Communication Skills II          4 CR

This course is designed to improve basic reading comprehension, vocabulary, and basic writing skills for those students requiring assistance as indicated by placement scores. Emphasis is placed on reading to access basic information; ease and fluency in written expression; and on application of standard grammar, punctuation, and capitalization rules. Students must pass the course with a C or better to advance to EN102. If this minimum requirement is not met, the student receives a grade of Incomplete (I) and repeats the course. Credit in this course does not apply toward college graduation. 

Prerequisite: AE110 with a C or better or Compass Score. Co-requisite: ED101 if student has completed less than 15 college credits or has a cumulative GPA less than 2.0. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE

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BI - Biology

BI101 Introduction to Biology (Lab required)           4 CR

This course is designed to cover selected biological topics to allow the student to gain an understanding and appreciation of basic life functions, and mankind's relationship to his environment. This course is designed to fulfill the Natural Science requirement.

Co-requisites: MA101 and EN111 or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

BI107 Human Biology (Lab required)            4 CR

This course is a survey of functional human anatomy and the related physiological processes of normal human activity at the chemical, cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels. It is designed to fulfill the Natural Science requirement.

Prerequisites: High school Biology and Chemistry with a B or better or BI101 or SI112 with a C or better or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

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BU - Business

BU108 Macroeconomics            3 CR

Macroeconomics principles will explore economic issues that occur on a national level: inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, economic growth and business cycles, money creation and banking policy, the Federal Reserve, and monetary policies that promote economic growth.

Prerequisite: EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

BU109 Microeconomics           3 CR

In this course, students will explore the branch of economics that deals with human behavior and choice, as they relate to relatively small units: the individual, the firm, the industry, and the single market.

Prerequisite: EN111 or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

BU113 Introduction to Business           3 CR

This course is intended to provide the student a survey of the various and complex aspects of business and the interrelationship that exists between them. Topics will include business organization and management, personnel and labor relations, governmental agencies and controls, production, marketing, and the like. Current career opportunities will be explored throughout the course.

Co-requisite: EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

BU115 Entrepreneurship: Introduction to Small Business           3 CR

This course is designed to introduce students to the concept of entrepreneurs and their role in small business, development and management. Students will examine the nature of small business and the factors that contribute to their success.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

BU116 Introduction to Grants and Grant Management            3 CR

This course offers students a basic understanding of the grant process from planning through submission and grant management.

Prerequisite: basic computer and internet skills required. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

BU193 Communication and Writing Skills           3 CR

This course develops skills in creating clear, accurate, effective business messages, recognizing the interrelationships of communication skills (reading, listening, writing, and speaking) with emphasis on basic rules of writing, grammar, the use of different styles, techniques and procedures for producing good written communications.

Prerequisites: CS112 or CS121, and EN111 with a C or better or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

BU204 Business Law I           3 CR

This course includes current coverage of business law fundamentals and their application to the legal and social environment of business. Topics covered include common law and the Uniform Commercial Code including contracts, sales, personal property, bailments, commercial paper, and employment.

Prerequisites: EN112 and BU113. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

BU206 Principles of Management           3 CR

This course is an introduction to the social and legal consequence of business and managerial decision-making. Studies include an overview of management planning strategies, principles of organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Upon completion, the student will be able to analyze issues, solve problems, and build management skills.

Prerequisites: EN112 and BU113. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

BU209 Marketing           3 CR

This course is designed to expose the students to various aspects of marketing. The emphasis is on identifying target markets with market segmentation and positioning approaches. It also focuses on developing the right marketing mix.

Prerequisites: EN112 and BU113. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

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CH - Chemistry

CH104 Introduction to Chemistry (Lab required)          4 CR

This course is designed to expose students to basic chemistry. The course will provide an introduction to measurement, basic definitions and laws, chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions and equations, atomic theory, and elements. It will also cover how chemistry impacts people and their environment. It is designed to fulfill the Natural Science requirement.

Prerequisite: Completion of MA101 with a C or better. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

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CJ - Criminal Justice with Corrections Emphasis

CJ101 Introduction to Corrections          3 CR

This course is intended for students interested in Corrections as a career. It will provide an understanding of the history and philosophy of corrections and correctional policy including correctional systems from arrest through parole/discharge, the Michigan Correctional System, correctional personnel and prisoner interaction and Michigan's minorities in prison with an emphasis on Native American Correctional Programs.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

CJ112 Client Relations in Corrections           3 CR

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of theoretical constructs as applied to clients in penal settings. Topics will include the meaning and function of culture on personality development, the meaning and impact of discrimination as it affects client relations, minorities in Michigan, attitude formation, and professional responsiveness to correctional clientele.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

CJ201 Introduction to Criminal Justice            3 CR

This course is designed to provide students with an exploration of the police, court and correction systems. It will examine the policies and legal issues that criminal justice professionals deal with on a daily basis. This course will lay groundwork for the study of criminal justice by analyzing and describing the agencies of justice and the procedures they use to identify and treat criminal offenders.

Co-requisites: EN111 and CJ101 or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CJ212 Institutional Corrections          3 CR

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the history and philosophy of correctional institutions as a system of control management, supervision, treatment, and reintegration of offenders nationally and within the Michigan Department of Corrections. This course will also stress the roles of correctional employees at all levels, the stress they encounter daily, and strategies for effectively coping with those stresses.

Prerequisite: CJ101 or permission of the Department Chair. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CJ215 Corrections Client Growth and Development            3 CR

This course provides students with an exploration of human growth and development within the context of prison clientele. Areas of concentration include comparing normal and criminal behavior, tracing the development of the criminal pattern in the individual, exploring specific problems associated with clients in corrections, and intervention strategies.

Prerequisite: CJ112 or permission of the Department Chair. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


CJ221 Correctional Law          3 CR

This course deals with the law as it applies to the correctional system. Applicable court cases and legislation will be reviewed. Topics will include the sources of Corrections Law, the Criminal Justice System, rights of prisoners, civil lawsuits of prisoners, and how the law affects correctional employees. Also, there will be a special emphasis on Michigan Law.

Prerequisite: CJ101, CJ112 or permission of the Department Chair. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

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CIS/CS - Computer Information Systems

CIS204 Computer Security            3 CR

This course is designed to arm students with the ability to recognize and combat threats to their computer and personal privacy. Lessons cover firewall basics, viruses, and Malware. Explanations of safe communication using encryption, secure socket layer (SSL), virtual private networks (VPN) are explained. At risk behavior, social engineering, and content filtering are discussed to provide an overall "best practice" of computer use. Please note: Topics covered in this class are subject to change in order to provide students with the most current information available at the time the class is offered.

Prerequisite: CS112. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS007 Computer Assisted Materials Development I            1 CR

This course is offered in conjunction with the Nishnaabemwin Language & Instructors Institute. It is designed to give students a basic knowledge of computer equipment and accessory use in developing Ojibwe Language instructional materials and resources.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered on demand.

 

CS008 Computer Assisted Materials Development II             1 CR

This course is offered in conjunction with the Nishnaabemwin Language & Instructors Institute. Students will continue working on individual computer-related projects developing Ojibwe Language instructional resources and materials.

Prerequisite: CS007. Course offered on demand.

 

CS105 Basic Computer and Internet Skills           4 CR

This course is designed for a beginning student having little or no computer experience. Basic computer concepts, basics of Internet use, word processing and electronic spreadsheets are covered.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

CS112 Introduction to Computers            4 CR

This course is designed to provide beginning students functional knowledge of computer use. An overview of computer hardware, the Internet, terminology, basic local area network concepts and practical usage are covered. Software topics such as word processing, electronic spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and email are included.

Prerequisite: CS105 or Compass scores. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE

 

CS121 Principles of Microsoft Office            4 CR

This course covers the basic skills for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and databases with emphasis on real-world situations.

Co-requisite: CS105 or Compass Scores. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

CS125 Desktop Information Management            1 CR

This course covers organizing schedules (maintaining multiple appointments, tracking meetings, tasks, projects, etc.), keeping track of contracts, and communicating with others.

Co-requisite: CS112. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS128 Word Processing           4 CR

This course covers all Microsoft Specialist-level and Expert-level standards. A broad range of topics are covered such as: page and paragraph formatting, tabs, tables and columns, advanced editing, styles, templates, wizards, mail merge, graphics, charts, fields, forms, and macros.

Prerequisite: CS121. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS142 Internet Search Techniques and Strategies                1 CR

This course is designed to give students a basic understanding about working in an online environment, developing positive online relationships, and utilizing online resources.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

CS203 Integrated Office           4 CR

This capstone class is designed as a culminating activity at the end of the Associate of Applied Science Office Administration program. Students will prepare documents and complete tasks similar to those required in a technologically advanced office. To be taken last semester of studies.

Prerequisite: This is a capstone course, permission of instructor. Course offered On Campus.

 

CS204 Web Page Design             3 CR

With successful completion of this course students will be able to design web pages. Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) basics are covered, followed by using a web-page design program such as Dreamweaver.

Prerequisite: CS112 or CS121. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

CS215 Desktop Publishing            4 CR

This course is designed to take the student from simple through complex publishing procedures covering merging graphics and text to produce newsletters, catalogs and newspapers using desktop computer software.

Prerequisites: CS121 or CS112 and EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS216 Spreadsheet Design and Management            4 CR

In this course, students will begin with basic concepts and design of spread sheets and move into the advanced spreadsheet applications for business, this will include writing and working with formulas, creating templates, finding and organizing information, working with multiple worksheets, creating charts, working with data tables, and importing data into spreadsheet software.

Prerequisites: CS112 or CS121, MA101 or MA111. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

CS217 Presentation Graphics             3 CR

This course will focus on the elements of design for slide presentations. Working with graphics, text, and charts to create slide shows and presentations will be taught.

Prerequisite: CS121. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS222 Advanced Operating Systems                    4 CR

This course trains students in the installation, configuration and administration of Network Operating Systems. This course focuses on installing a Windows Domain controller using Active Directory in the Windows Server environment.

Prerequisite: CS112 or CS121. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS223 Visual Basic Programming               4 CR

This course introduces the students to Visual Basic programming. Program concepts include using variables, subroutines, functions, object properties, coding loop structures, and Object-Orientated Programming concepts. 

Prerequisite: CS112 or CS121. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS225 Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems                    3 CR

This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to: install and upgrade Windows Operating Systems; configure and troubleshoot post-installation system settings; configure network connectivity; configure Windows security; configure applications included with Windows; maintain and optimize systems that run Windows Operating Systems; and configure and troubleshoot mobile computing. Students are prepared for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) examination, 70-620. This course is subject to change to keep current with Microsoft Operating Systems.

Prerequisites: CS112 or CS121. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS226 Computer Hardware Systems                     4 CR

This course introduces students to PC hardware and configuration, as well as basic troubleshooting techniques. Students will receive a basic understanding of how computers work, how software and hardware work together, system boards, peripherals, Input/Output devices, and power supplies.

Prerequisite: CS112 or CS121. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS227 Networking Technologies                   4 CR

This course covers the basics of networking, network operation systems, network administration and future networking technologies. Successful students will be able to describe, design, and build a functional network as well as understand the administration of the network, network operating systems and network applications. In addition, they will become knowledgeable in wireless LAN's and potential future technologies.

Prerequisite: CS112 or CS121. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS228 Advanced Computer Hardware                   4 CR

This course is designed to prepare students to pass the Industry Standard A+ certification test, one of the most sought-after certifications in the computer industry. Successful students will become proficient in the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of hardware on dedicated PC's and LAN's through a combination of lecture, demonstrations and hands-on-lab exercises.

Prerequisites: CS112 or CS121, and CS226 with a C or better. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS231 Linux Administration                  4 CR

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the Linux operating system using Linux distributions. Students will learn how to create, delete, copy, move, and search for information on a Linuxsystem as well as organize information using the Linux system file structure. Students will be introduced to the VI editor and other text editors. Students will learn how to use the bash shell and create shell scripts for automated system administration, be introduced to the X Windows system and its graphical user interface. Students will explore Linux capabilities in the network environment and on the Internet. This course will look at system administration, job control and some of the utilities that are available.

Prerequisite: CS112 or CS121. Co-requisite: CS226. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS232 Introduction to Routing               4 CR

This course will provide an introduction to the concepts of Cisco devices while learning the commands to log into routers and switches in both user and privilege modes, manage and view configuration files, control passwords, hostnames and banners. In addition, this course covers the OSI reference model, IP addressing, subnetting, data link and network addresses, and concepts of data encapsulation.

Prerequisite: CS112 or CS121 with a C or better, and CS227 with a C or better. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS233 Advanced Routing                 4 CR

This course covers VLSM, LAN switching, VLANs, VTP EIGRP, OSPF, RIP2 and WANs for Cisco router and switches. In addition, students will be able to design a WAN, identify and describe technologies such as HDLC and PPP encapsulation, ISDN, and Frame Relay. 

Prerequisite: CS232. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS248 Database Design                   4 CR

This course will develop skill in creating databases. Major topics covered include creating tables, fields, setting relationships between tables, creating reports and forms. This course covers database design, theory, and implementation. Using a relational database, students will gain experience in developing a working relational system.

Prerequisite: CS121. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CS271 Cooperative Education: Computer Information Systems - Technology                5 CR

This is a course designed to continue training in a student's field of study through work experience. Students are graded on the basis of documentation of learning acquired as reported by student and employer. The student will complete 15 hours weekly for a total of 225 contract hours. This training should be accomplished during the student's final semester.

Prerequisite: This is a capstone course, Department Chair permission required. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

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CT - Construction Technology 

CT111 Construction I: Introduction to Construction                    5 CR

This course is an introduction into carpentry and related trades. This course will be held during the first eight weeks of the semester. Construction I will cover the general layouts and structures used in constructing a wood frame dwelling. Students will learn proper safety procedures and standards, which are mandated by MI.O.S.H.A. There will be a special emphasis on the proper use, care, and maintenance of equipment. Students will also become familiar with construction terminology, various construction materials and basic framing techniques.

Prerequisites: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CT112 Construction II: Framing and Exterior Finish                      5 CR

This course is a continuation of Construction I and will be offered during the second eight weeks of the fall semester. This course will involve students in building activities such as wall framing, door/window installation, roof construction, eve detailing and exterior wall finishing. Students in this course will learn rafter framing techniques, stair calculations, and other special framing systems.

Co-requisite: CT111. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CT113 Construction III: Interior Wall Finish                  5 CR

This course is offered in conjunction with Construction IV, and is held during the first eight weeks of the spring semester. Students will learn the fundamentals of thermal and acoustical insulation. Students will be taught the various types of materials used to finish interior walls. Students will also learn proper techniques to hang, tape, mud, sand and finish drywall.

Prerequisite: CT112 or Instructor's permission. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CT114 Construction IV: Finish Carpentry                   5 CR

This course is offered in conjunction with Construction III, and is held during the last eight weeks of the spring semester. Students will complete the interior wall finish of a house project. Students will learn to paint, install interior doors, install trim, design shelves and perform many other facets of finish carpentry. Students will develop an understanding of modern techniques used to install vanities, kitchen cabinets, and finish flooring.

Co-requisite: CT113. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CT122 Principles of Blueprinting                     3 CR

This course introduces the students to architectural drawings. Students will learn how to navigate and interpret a set of plans through the use of site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, and details.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CT202 Material Estimating                   3 CR

This course involves students in the process of estimating material and labor amounts for construction projects. Students will investigate quantity takeoff, material ordering, crew sizes, production rates and unit expenditure.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS

 

CT211 Construction V: Site Construction                  5 CR

This course is offered in conjunction with Construction VI, and is held during the first half of the semester. During this course students will learn necessary steps for site construction including soil classifications, soil characteristics, soil mechanics, elevation contours, leveling procedures, grading methods, building layout procedures and concrete forming techniques.

Prerequisite: CT114 or Instructor's permission. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CT212 Construction VI: Concrete and Foundations                  5 CR

This course will be the second half of the semester. During this course the students will have the opportunity to study the use of concrete as a building material for foundations, decorative work, and as an interior finish option. Students completing this course will understand inherent strengths, characteristics, concepts of thermal mass, and compositions of numerous concrete mixture ratios. Students will learn basic techniques used in masonry and the various bonds that are used in block and bricklaying.

Co-requisite: CT211. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CT214 Alternative Methods, Materials, and Resources                         1-3 CR

The purpose of this course is to instill flexibility into the Construction Technology program to so that students receive up-to-date information on current trends in building materials, building methods, energy resources, energy conservation techniques, and green building designs. Material covered and credits will vary from year to year depending on demand, availability, and resources.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CT216 Introduction to Commercial Construction                      3 CR

This course is designed to expose students to commercial construction from site layout and planning to final inspection. The focus of the course will include layout, interaction of various trades, subcontractors' roles, structural steel, roofing systems and interior finishes. Material of this course will be obtained through class lectures, hands on activities, guest speakers and construction site field trips.

Prerequisite: CT212 or Instructor's permission. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CT232 Residential Utilities                 3 CR

This course encompasses topics related to electrical, plumbing, and heating. During the electrical portion of the course students will learn about circuitry, electrical design, electrical codes, and basic electrical theory. In the heating and cooling segment, the focus will be targeted on heat load calculations, cooling systems, heating methods, and various heating systems. In the plumbing section students will study the mechanics of plumbing systems. This will include methods of attachment, pumps, feed lines, vent systems, appliances, waste lines, and waste systems.

Prerequisite: CT212 or Instructor's permission. ​Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CT233 Principle of Workforce Leadership                 5 CR

Designed to promote productive relations in the workforce, students in their second year will be modeling a foreman position. As crew leaders, they will work with first year students in order to learn the different communication skills required on the job site. Students investigate various code regulations, and develop a sturdy log to properly document the student house projects. At the end of this course, students will create a personal resume and participate in an exit interview.

Prerequisites: CT261 or CT271. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CT234 Legal Aspects of Construction                  1CR

This course is an introduction to legal implications in the building and construction industry. This course reviews the Michigan Construction Lien Act with an in detail look into the laws and rules relating to Residential Builders and Maintenance and Alteration Contractors.

Prerequisites: CT233. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CT261 Cooperative Education (Field Experience)                        3 CR

This advanced practicum is designed for the hands-on application of classroom lessons in construction applications of various sizes and complexity. Effort will be made to have the student spend time with a contractor on site to learn more about the trade and form a base for future employment. The duration of this course is three weeks, five days per week at eight hours per day.

Prerequisite: CT114. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

CT271 Cooperative Education (Field Experience)                      5 CR

This advance practicum is designed for the hands-on application of classroom lessons in construction applications of various sizes and complexity. Effort will be made for each student to spend time with a contractor on site to learn more about the trade and form a base for future employment. The duration of this course is five weeks, five days per week at eight hours per day.

Prerequisite: CT114. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

EC - Early Childhood Education  

EC105 Performance Standards                   3 CR

This course will help the student to understand the Head Start Performance Standards. It will help the student think through some of the implications of the Standards for their Head Start program. The student will understand the philosophy and thought behind the Standards.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

EC107 Competencies and Best Practices in Children and Family Programs I               4 CR

This is the first of two courses that will prepare students for CDA (Child Development Associate) competency exam. This course focuses on child growth and development from birth to age five, with emphasis on planning a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment for children, including strategies in positive guidance. Hands on experience will supplement reading and study and students will learn how to find and use many resources. Classroom practicum is also incorporated. Students will explore ways to support positive social development in children, strategies for positive guidance and management, and ways to establish and maintain a safe, healthy, appropriate learning environment for children.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

EC108 Competencies and Best Practices in Children and Family Programs II                 4 CR

This is the second of two courses that will prepare students for the CDA (Child Development Associate) competency exam. This course will give students resource materials, a basic foundation of knowledge, and hands-on experience in ways to nurture cognitive, motor, language and creative process skills in children. The main objective is to teach students ways to advance physical and intellectual development in young children. Principles of children's growth and development will be integrated throughout the course, as will experiences in observing and recording children's behavior and progress in the areas of creative process, motor development, language and cognitive development. Long range and daily planning will also be explored. Students will be observed working with children, will continue work on their professional resource files, and will fulfill other course requirements.

Prerequisite: EC107 with a C or better. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

EC111 Parents as Partners                3 CR

Parents as Partners teaches students to work with parents in decision making and how to involve parents in the overall Head Start Program or other Early Childhood Education Program.

Co-requisite: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

EC117 Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Early Childhood                     3 CR

In this course, students will understand the roles of good nutrition, health, and safety in the early childhood classroom. Students will learn practical skills and procedures to increase their effectiveness with young children. This course incorporates and will provide students with accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date information on nutrition, health, and safety for young children.

Co-requisite: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

EC206 Foundations of Family Services                    3 CR

This course will cover basic knowledge and skills necessary for workers to practice in a variety of fields. It will include a history of the Human Service field in the United States and provide workers with a basic awareness of what they are doing and why in order to be more effective in working with people and to avoid burnout.

Prerequisite: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

EC208 Facilities, Materials, Equipment, and Transportation in E.C.E.                2 CR

This course introduces students to property management procedures and policies required by the Revised Performance Standards. Included is a thorough review of topics such as environmental health code (I.H.S.), licensing regulations and space requirements.

Prerequisite: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

EC211 Introduction to Strategic Plans, Proposals, & Evaluations in Head Start                4 CR

In the new Head Start and federal model, grantees should develop a strategic plan, write a proposal based upon the elements of the strategic plan, and then collect data that relates to project goals and objectives as the project operates. At the end of any project period, an evaluation is completed which provides quantitative and qualitative data that is used to revise the strategic plan. The cycle of planning, proposal writing, continuous improvement, and evaluation then continues. This course introduces the basic concepts and methods of assessment, continuous improvement, and evaluation. Practice in basic statistical analysis and evaluation design is included.

Prerequisite: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE. 

 

EC212 Child Development                 4 CR

In this course, students will be introduced to the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from the older child. Beginning with developmental and learning theories, students will study all developmental areas of young children, to include affective, cognitive, physical and motor skills. Students will learn practical skills and procedures to increase their effectiveness with young children. This course incorporates and will provide students with accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date information on child development.

Prerequisite: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

EC216 Curriculum Development                 3 CR

This course will focus on curriculum development for Early Childhood Education as well as developmentally appropriate practices for children birth - 5. Students will do reading from the textbooks - Early Education Curriculum, A Child's Connection to the World and Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Programs. This course will enhance the student's understanding of Early Childhood Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practices.

Prerequisite: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

EC217 Emergent Literacy                 3 CR

This course will explore the current attitudes, experiences, and opportunities which promote the development of reading and writing in young children. Because literacy begins at birth, students will learn about infant-toddler, as well as pre-school, development and activities. The course will also examine the role of reading aloud to children.

Prerequisite: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

EC218 Developing Family Partnerships                  4 CR

This course is designed to give students the essential partnership building skills that contribute to Head Start's overall effectiveness a supportive, family centered community program. Students will learn about the critical role they will play as an Early Childhood worker, both individually and as part of team interactions with families, as well as gain knowledge and skills necessary to promote and sustain supportive partnerships. Topics covered will include: cultural awareness, development of individualized Family Partnership Agreements, identification and implementation of family centered goals, strengths and support, follow-up and tracking, comprehensive and confidential record keeping, as well as skills encompassing personalized attention, mutual respect, trust, acceptance and flexibility.

Prerequisites: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE.
 

EC219 Inclusion of Special Needs Pre-Schoolers in Early Childhood                  3 CR

This course will provide practical information about how to create and implement a high quality learning environment for children with special needs, within an Early Childhood program serving typically developing children.

Prerequisites: EC212. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

EC220 Infant and Toddler Education                   3 CR

We will examine the developmental sequence of infants and toddlers and the strategies for guiding the child's development and working with parents in a home based program. We will look at the experiences of infants and toddlers in five domains of development: cognition, language, motor, social-emotional, and self-help, and learn how they are related to school readiness. Each student will select a family with a young child to work with while completing the practicum requirement of this course. This course will introduce students to strategies for observing, recording and guiding children's developmental sequences as well as strategies for working with parents.

Prerequisite: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

EC221 Infant-Toddler Development                     3 CR

This course will provide practical information about how to create and implement a high quality learning environment for children with special needs, within an Early Childhood program serving typically developing children.

Prerequisites: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE.

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ED - Education 

ED101 Study Skills: The College Experience                   1 CR

This course introduces strategies to aid students in developing study skills that are needed for success in college. Topics include: importance and use of a syllabus; time management and organizational skills; effective textbook reading; effective note taking; writing a summary; test-taking; and using technology.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

ED111 Social & Emotional Needs of Children                3 CR

In this course, students will learn about the nature of social development in young children and how to guide that development in the early childhood classroom. They will learn practical skills and procedures to increase their effectiveness with young children. This course incorporates the sound principles of child development, relationship enhancement, and behavior management.

Co-requisite: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE

 

ED200 Introduction to Teaching                   3 CR

This course is designed for students who are considering careers in education as certified teachers or as qualified paraprofessionals. Course content provides an overview of the role of schools in society; the roles and responsibilities of teachers and paraprofessionals; school curricula and instruction; current issues and trends in education. Human development is studied in terms of teaching and learning. Additional topics include Michigan Curriculum Framework and Michigan requirements for teacher certification and Title I Part A requirements for paraprofessionals. Field experience is required.

Co-requisites: CS112 and EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS

 

ED213 Human Growth and Development for Educators                     3 CR

This course is designed to explore concepts of human physical, intellectual, personality, and social development from conception to advanced maturity, with particular emphasis on learning readiness and abilities at each stage. Students will learn how these concepts impact classroom instruction and curriculum design, with particular emphasis on the effective components of the Michigan Standards and Benchmarks.

Prerequisite: EN112 and PY101 or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

ED252 Children's Literature                  3 CR

This course introduces students to selected readings and discussions in developmentally appropriate literature for young children, age's birth through eight years old. Coursework includes the development of activities to integrate literature in the whole curriculum of early childhood education.

Prerequisite: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE.

 

ED255 Children's Literature for Grades K through 8                3 CR

This course introduces students to a wide variety of children's literature, such as poetry, folklore, fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction, and biography, at the levels suitable for children ages five through 13. It covers the analysis of children's fiction, enabling the student to discuss plot, setting, characterization, theme and style. It also stresses the use of literature in teaching cultural diversity.

Prerequisites: EN111 or EN219. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

ED257 Learner Diversity                3 CR

This survey course examines the wide diversity of learner needs in the classroom, including differences in learning styles, linguistic, cultural, and economic backgrounds, gender issues, physical and learning disabilities. Students will be introduced to strategies for inclusion and differentiated learning, and will become familiar with special programs and schools that assist diverse learners. Field experience is required.

Prerequisite: EN112. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

ED258 Classroom Management                3CR

This course provides a study of techniques and methods for effective classroom organization and management for productive learning communities. Field experience required.

Prerequisites: EN112 and ED257. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

ED267 Introduction to Rural & Indian Education                4 CR

This introductory level methods course begins with a review of the history of rural and Native American education within the larger context of American public education. Students will evaluate educational materials for cultural sensitivity in teaching about Native Americans. Social, cultural, and economic impacts on learning will be examined in terms of best practices for educating all children in rural areas. Field experience is required.

Prerequisites: EN112 and ED257. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

ED290 Developing Culturally Inclusive Curriculum                     4 CR

In this course, students develop their abilities to participate in the planning, implementing, and assessing stages of K-12 curriculum development. They are shown methods of integrating minority culture and history into curricula that are aligned to the Michigan Standards and Benchmarks. Students will become familiar with the history of educational reform and various philosophies of education. They will understand the impact of these philosophies on curriculum design. Field experience is required.

Prerequisites: EN112, ED257, ED267, and 2.75 G.P.A. Course offered ON CAMPUS  

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EN - English

EN102 Introduction to College Reading & Writing I                4 CR

This course is designed to prepare students for college level reading and to improve writing skills in preparation for college level courses. Emphasis is on building specific skills for reading analysis and critical evaluation; grammatical accuracy; and organization of ideas in paragraph writing, particularly in the context of college assignments. Placement in this class is based on assessment scores or successful completion of AE110 or AE111 with a C or better.

Prerequisite: AE110 or AE111 with a C or better or Compass scores. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

EN103 Introduction to College Reading & Writing II                   4 CR 

This course is designed to prepare students for college level reading and to improve writing skills in preparation for college level courses. Emphasis is on building specific skills for reading analysis and critical evaluation; grammatical accuracy; and organization of ideas in paragraph writing, particularly in the context of college assignments. Placement in this class is based on assessment scores or successful completion of EN102 with a C or better.

Prerequisite: EN102 with a C or better or Compass scores. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE. 

 

EN107 Public Speaking                  3 CR

This course develops student self-confidence and organizational abilities in formal and informal speaking situations. Emphasis is placed on planning and organization of informative and persuasive speeches, as well as speeches to entertain. Topics include effective listening skills, problem-solving strategies, discussions, oral reading, and impromptu speeches. Tribal oratory tradition is also explored.

Co-requisite: EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

EN111 College Composition I                   4 CR

This course introduces students to the writing and thinking skills necessary for academic success in college. A variety of college writing contexts are examined, including essay tests, summaries, reaction papers, and expository essays. Within these contexts, the course explores various methods of development, such as process, exemplification, classification, and cause and effect. Emphasis is placed on critical thought, organization, correct usage, and mechanics.

Prerequisite: EN103 with a C or better or Compass scores.

Co-requisite: CS112 or CS121.  Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE

 

EN112 Content Area Composition and Research                  4 CR

This course allows students to strengthen organizational strategies for expository writing across the curriculum, and it introduces them to research within the academic disciplines; students are taught to use A.P.A. documentation. Critical thought, organization, correct usage, and mechanics are stressed.

Prerequisite: EN111 with a C or better; CS112 or CS121. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

EN206 Creative Writing                 3 CR

This course explores the creative process in writing poetry, fiction and drama. Students experiment with various literary modes while examining the work of established poets and fiction writers. Classroom activities

include sharing individual work and pursuing publishing opportunities.

Prerequisite: EN111. Co-requisite: EN112. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

EN219 Technical and Report Writing                4 CR

This course furthers development of writing and critical-thinking skills in the contexts of business, government, industry and academia. Emphasis is on audience analysis, appropriate style, document format, and research methodology in reports, proposals, public communications and correspondence. Correct usage and punctuation is stressed; APA documentation is required.

Prerequisites: EN112 with a C or better, CS112 or CS121. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

EN225 Contemporary Native American Literature                 3 CR

This course is an overview of Native American literature which touches on foundations in oral tradition and oratory but focuses on modern poetry, fiction, drama, film, biography and essays. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the unique thematic concerns of Native literature. 

Prerequisite: EN112, or permission of Instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

EN256 Advanced Composition & Research               4 CR

This second year writing course furthers development of academic writing skills. Emphasis is on extended essay writing, based on analysis and critical discussion of academic readings and covering a range of rhetorical methods. This may include definition, classification, comparison/contrast, cause/effect and argumentation. Students are engaged in the research process, using a variety of primary and secondary sources, with APA documentation.

Prerequisite: EN112 with a C or better. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

ES101 Fitness and Wellness                    2 CR

This course is designed to provide an introduction and investigation into the foundations and principles of physical fitness and health. Fundamental theory of the psychological and physiological basis of physical fitness will be presented and discussed, as well as topics and issues relevant to the broad areas of health and wellness. Each student will be given the opportunity to develop a personal wellness program based on information obtained through class.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


ES105 Sociology of Sports                 4 CR  

This course will give students various perspectives on society and sport. Issues covered in class include socialization through sport; sport and the American school; sport and aging; aggression and violence in sport; racism in sport; women and sport; and sport as a political tool.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

ES107 Coaching Fundamentals                   4 CR

This course will define the attributes and abilities of a good coach by taking a close look at the coach as a person, a professional, and a manager. Students will be given information on teaching methods, athlete selection, developing appropriate behavior, equipment management, and the legal aspects of coaching.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

ES109 Conditioning and Strength in Training                4 CR

This course is an introduction to laying the foundation of conditioning and strength training. Students will learn about aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, sports nutrition, flexibility, putting together a conditioning program, strength exercises, strength training facilities, and equipment. Students will be required to plan and develop training programs for a wide variety of sports.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

ES204 Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries                 4 CR

This course is in the diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries. Prevention of sports injuries will be covered as well in the class. Students will learn and properly demonstrate proper taping techniques of injuries.

Prerequisite: EN112. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

ES 205 Sports Management                     4 CR

This course is designed to give students an overview of successful sports management, with an insight into the skills and competencies required in the private sector. Students will learn the basic how-to of commercial sports management, which will include organizational skills, planning strategies, managing people, relating to the consumer, and staying on the right side of the law.

Prerequisites: ES107 and EN112. Course offered ON CAMPUS

 

ES206 Physical Rehabilitation                4 CR

This course gives students practical information regarding the rehabilitation of the injured athlete. We will take an in-depth look at critical decisions relative to the various rehabilitation programs. Students will be required to devise rehabilitation programs as related to the athlete's injury and sport.

Prerequisites: ES204 and EN112. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

ES208 Exercise Physiology                   4 CR

This course provides a balanced view of the Theoretical treatment of exercise physiology. Students will learn through applications using the performance approach. The class will emphasize control of physiological systems during exercise.

Prerequisite: EN112. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

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GE - Geography 

GE105 Introduction to World Geography             4 CR

This course will introduce students to the discipline of Geography, and will provide students with a geographic framework for understanding global, regional, local issues and problems. This course will expound upon the physical geography of the Great Lakes region, and the impact of geography on the region's peoples and products.

Co-requisite: EN111. ​Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

HL125 Emergency Medical Technician Basic Training                    12 CR

This program provides an understanding of the role of an emergency medical technician and prepares the student to manage pre-hospital emergencies. This course teaches the basics in airway management, CPR, bleeding and shock management. It also educates the student on the recognition and the management of medical and traumatic emergencies. Successful completion of this course qualifies the student to deliver primary pre-hospital care in emergencies. With proper licensing this program may allow the student to function on an ambulance, fire department, safety officer, park ranger, or other agencies until more advance pre-hospital care is available. The student must also complete 40 hours emergency department and ambulance clinicals.

Prerequisite: No felony convictions, no medical restrictions. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

HL126 Emergency Medical Technician Specialist                     8 CR

Successful completion of this course qualifies the student to deliver more advance care during an emergency and to be recommended for NREMT evaluation at the EMT-Specialist level. This course includes increased understanding of anatomy and physiology of common medical and traumatic emergencies. It will also increase the skills performed including: advance airway management, intravenous and intraosseous cannulation, and some medication administration. The student must also complete 40 hours emergency department and ambulance clinicals.

Prerequisite: HL125. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

HL205 Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic I              12 CR

This course is the first part of a five semester certificate program to prepare a student to take the National Registry EMT Paramedic exam for licensing. EMT Paramedic is a healthcare professional prepared for a position with an Advance Life Support Agency, fire department, clinic, emergency department, or other agency. The program provides the scientific knowledge and advance technical skills needed to recognize, assess, and manage medical and/or traumatic emergencies. EMT-P I is focused on the anatomy and physiology of the human body, medical terminology, roles and responsibilities of the EMT-P, and ambulance operations. 550 clinical hours in an emergency department and advance life support ambulance are required during the five semesters. The student must possess a CPR and Michigan EMT Basic license or NREMT certificate, or be pending either.

Prerequisite: HL125. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

HL206 Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic II             7 CR

The second part of a five semester certificate program to continue preparing a student to take the NREMT exam. EMT-P II is focused on Advance Airways, venous cannulation, medication administration, and respiratory emergencies.

Prerequisite: HL205. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

HL207 Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic III                 9 CR

The third part of a five semester certificate program to continue preparing a student to take the NREMT exam. Introduces the concepts, terminology, and modalities relative to cardiac emergencies. The third curriculum also starts to include most medical emergency recognition and management. The students participating in their clinical will be gaining experience in most skills and observance of real patients.

Prerequisite: HL206. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

HL208 Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic IV                  12 CR

The fourth part of a five semester certificate program to continue preparing a student to take the NREMT exam. EMT-P IV is focused on traumatic emergencies, neonatal, geriatrics, and other specialized areas of pre-hospital care. The students will continue their clinical experience and become proficient in their skills.

Prerequisite: HL207. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

HL209 Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic V                 5 CR

The final part of a five semester certificate program to prepare a student to take the NREMT exam and prepare the student at the professional levels for employment. The focus is designed to develop critical thinking skills through scenario based instructions. The student must have completed 450 hours of clinical time, have an 80% cumulative grade average, and pass all final classroom exams to be recommended for the National Registry EMT Paramedic exam.

Prerequisite: HL208. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

HS - History

HS101 History of World Civilization I                    4 CR

This course is a survey of the history of World Civilization from its prehistoric roots through the Reformation Era. This study will investigate the origin and development of cultural trends from the civilizations of the Americas, Asia, India, and the Mediterranean through the era of European Feudalism; culminating in the emergence of modern Europe. This course will include a study of political history, philosophy, and literature. HS101 meets a social science or humanities requirement elective.

Co-requisites: CS112 and EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

HS102 History of World Civilization II                     4 CR

This course is a continuation of HS101 emphasizing political, economic, and cultural changes of the 18th century, the various forms of nationalism, international socialism, and their influences on the 19th and 20th century, and the search for international peace, with the increasing complexity of the emerging nations of the Third World. This course will include a study of political history, philosophy, and literature. HS102 meets a social science or humanities requirement or elective.

Prerequisites: CS112, EN112 and HS101. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

HS105 American History I                  4 CR

This course begins with an overview of Native settlement patterns before the arrival of the Mayflower. It addresses the arrival of colonists to the eastern shore of North America, and their descendants who eventually waged the successful American War for Independence beginning in 1776. The formation of a new government, the acquisition of new territory, and the march toward fulfilling "manifest destiny" prior to the Civil War. This course comprises the themes addressed in this first, of two courses, detailing the persons, and events which are the history of the United States.

Co-requisites: CS112 and EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

 

HS106 American History II                 4 CR

An emerging nation convulsed by Civil War begins this course. Settlement of the west, Turner's "frontier thesis," the World Wars which thrust the United States into global leadership, the '50s calm before the '60s social storm, and the contemporary era conclude this sequential course overview of American History.

Prerequisites: CS112, EN111 and HS105. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


HS202 Michigan History                     3 CR

This course will introduce students to the general history of the State of Michigan from its days as a territory of the nation of France, then Britain, and finally as a territory, and subsequently a state of the United States of America.

Prerequisites: EN111, CS112 or CS105. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


HS212 American Government I                      4 CR

This course is a study of the processes and functions of national government. It includes a study of Federalism, political parties, Constitutional principles, and the role of the citizen. It will also examine the ongoing relationship between the Federal government and the Indian tribes.

Prerequisites: CS112 and EN111.Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.



HU - Humanities

HU116 Art Appreciation                    3 CR

This course offers a thematic and global approach to learning about art and art appreciation. Students will begin to learn about the balance of Western and non-Western approaches to art, its purposes and functions, and will discover and explore the diverse approaches of artists. Students will also learn to identify characteristics that unite cultural differences and those that show distinction.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON-LINE.



MA - Math

MA101 Beginning Algebra I                     4 CR

This course is designed for students with at least one year of high school algebra. It includes a review of basic mathematical and algebraic skills and their applications, solving of equations, polynomial manipulations and first-degree factoring.

Prerequisites: AE109 with a C or better or appropriate Compass scores less than three years old, or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


MA102 Beginning Algebra II                  4 CR

This course is the continuation of MA101. Topics covered are graphing and functions, rational expressions, graphing linear equations, inequalities, radical expressions, quadratic equations, and solving systems of equations.

Prerequisite: MA101 with a C or better or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


MA114 Intermediate Algebra                     4 CR

This course is designed for students with at least 1 year of high school algebra. It is a study of number systems, solving and graphing first-degree equations and inequalities, polynomials, radical and rational expressions, solving systems of linear equations and quadratic equations, and exponential and exponential and logarithmic functions.

Prerequisites: MA102 with a C or better, appropriate placement score less than three years old, or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


MA116 College Algebra                    4 CR

This course is for business, life and social science students who wish to transfer into a degree program. It is the study of inequalities, functions, graphs of linear, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, mathematics of finance, systems of equations and matrices, and an introduction to probability and statistics.

Prerequisite: MA114 with a C or better, appropriate placement score less than three years old, or permission of Department Chair. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


MA118 Analytic Trigonometry                      4 CR

This course is designed for students with a solid background in algebra. It is for students who wish to continue their study of mathematics and plan to transfer to a program which requires higher mathematical skills. It is a study and application of definitions and graphs of trigonometry functions, laws of sine and cosine, radians, solutions of right and oblique triangles, vectors, inverse trigonometry functions, trigonometry identities, solving trigonometry equations and applications.

Prerequisite: MA116 with a C or better or permission of Department Chair. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


MA206 Statistical Methods I                     4 CR

This course is for students who wish to continue their study of mathematics and plan to transfer to a program which requires higher mathematical skills and/or the study of statistics. It is an introduction to the study of descriptive statistics, testing hypothesis, sampling, probability, distributions, statistical inference, correlation, and regression.

Prerequisite: MA114 with a C or better or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

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NA - Native American Studies

NA103 Native American Cuisine                3 CR

This course will explore various food sources from North, South, and Central America that may include the Aleutian Islands and Hawaii. The foundation will center on plants, animals, fish, and herbs to include their cultivation, preparation, and storage methods. This class is offered as a free course to federally recognized tribe members.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON-LINE.


NA110 Native Americans: Sharing Our Culture and Traditions                  3 CR

This course provides a means of sharing cultural and traditional norms between the Native American Tribes of the United States. It demonstrates the diversity of the Native American ways of life, including cultural changes and continuity of traditions in present day Native American cultures. This class is offered as a free course to federally recognized tribe members..

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON-LINE.


NA113 Native American Awareness                 1 CR

This course is designed to provide an increased awareness and understanding of the Nishnaabe people of the past and present. Students will participate in group discussions in a talking circle format, supplemented with video presentations, guest speakers and/or field trips.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


NA121 Community Leadership Development I                  1 CR

Recognizing the importance of community involvement in contemporary Native live, this course serves to award one semester credit hour for each semester of involvement in student council, cultural, and campus and service-based activities. Students will take part in organizational governance as well as sponsor fund-raising and special interest-based activities. Students are not required to enroll in the course to participate in student government or in clubs, but the course provides documented leadership development.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NA125 History and Organization of Michigan Indian Tribes                 4 CR

This course will examine the history of Michigan Indian Tribes (present and past) and their chronological relationship with the Federal and State Governments. Overviews of Tribal histories will include the Chippewa, Ottawa, Potawatomi, Menominee, Huron, Sac & Fox and Miami tribes.

Co-requisite: EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


NA129 Native American Art and Artifacts: Cultural Interpretations                 3 CR

This course explores the art and artifacts of Native American Tribes of the United States. The means of exploration includes visits to on-line museum exhibits thus employing a visual method of learning, and research of a Native American Tribe's art and artifacts. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of historical and contemporary Native American art. This class is offered as a free course to federally recognized tribe members.

Co-requisite: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE.


NA131 Nishnaabek Legends & Oral Traditions                 3 CR

This course presents oral teachings of the Nishnaabe people through the use of audio and video presentation and guest speaking elders, supplemented by written texts. Emphasis will be on season-specific legends, (i.e. Wenebojo, Nanabojo, Nanabush) and various other teachings. This course is offered during the winter season only. 

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NA132 People and the Land/Seasonal Life Ways                  3 CR

This course studies the relationship between the Nishnaabe people and nature, focusing on their seasons, their ceremonies and the seasonally ordered progression of work. Students will participate in seasonal-specific field trips, supplemented with guest speakers, input from elders, and video presentations.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NA136 Nishnaabek Clothing, Adornment & Handcrafts                   3 CR

This course presents a hands-on approach to familiarizing the student with traditional Nishnaabek styles of clothing, adornment and other handcrafted items native to the Great Lakes region. Students will complete individual projects such as various types of beadwork, ribbon applique, leatherwork, basketry, quillwork, etc. There will be a required lab fee.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NA154 Traditional Drumming and Singing I                 3 CR

This course is designed for the beginner and is taught from a Traditional Anishinaabek perspective. It will introduce basic drumming and singing etiquette and techniques, starting with the teachings of the drum and progressing through a variety of song styles commonly used at pow-wows and social gatherings.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NA155 Traditional Drumming and Singing II                   3 CR

This course is a continuation of NA154 and expands upon different styles of song and dance with emphasis on pow-wow drumming and singing. Students will be introduced to other drums used by the Anishnaabek and will receive traditional teachings on their origin and use.

Prerequisite: NA154 or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NA201 Native American Contributions to Society                 3 CR

This course provides students with a foundation in the philosophical and historical roots of Native American contributions to society as well as knowledge of current contributions. Students analyze such major topics as the Native American Path to Industrialism, Native American Agriculture Technology, and Liberty Annuities & the Noble Savage. Students synthesize the knowledge of theories, structures, and practices to develop an understanding of Native American contributions to society. Students will be expected to reflect on their experiences, building and applying knowledge, participating in learning and making theoretical and practical contributions.

Prerequisite: NA113. Course offered ON-LINE.


NA205 Tribal Law                 3 CR

This course will explore such areas as the structure of Tribal government, Tribal sovereignty, treaties, civil and criminal court jurisdiction in Indian country, Tribal resources, economic development, taxation and regulation, rights of individual Indians and various federal laws and court cases concerning and affecting Tribes and their members.

Prerequisites: NA125, EN111, or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


NA213 Contemporary Native American Issues                 3 CR

This course is an examination of current Native American achievements, issues, problems and events. Students are introduced to Native and non-Native newspapers, magazines, periodicals and publications which report on events affecting Native Americans on an international, national, regional and local level.

Prerequisite: EN111 or permission of instructor. Course offered ON-LINE.


NA219 Tribal Government and Economic Issues              3 CR

This course is an examination of tribal government and current tribal economic development issues. Course topics include, but are not limited to structure and roles of reservation governments, gaming and other tribal business enterprises.

Prerequisites: NA125, EN111 or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

Note: Contemporary Native American Literature is offered as EN225.

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NI - Nishnaabemwin Institute

NI104 Nishnaabek Cultural Experience I                3 CR 

This course is designed to support the NLII Summer Program through cultural immersion and instructional activities. Students will participate in talking circles, ceremonial activities, field trips, native video presentations and receive traditional teachings from Nishnaabe elders and other speakers knowledgeable in the Nishnaabe culture.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NI105 Nishnaabek Cultural Experience I/Speaking               3 CR

This is a participative course in which students receive traditional teachings of the Ojibwe Clan Systems, i.e. Doodem. There will be presentations and workshops by guest speakers and elders knowledgeable in the Anishinaabe customs and traditions. This course will be taught with the use of 80% Ojibwe language. This course satisfies requirements for NI104 when taken in conjunction with Year 1-Nishnaabemwin Language Instructors Institute.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

NI106 Nishnaabek Cultural Orthography/Grammar-Basic                3 CR

This course will introduce the student to the Nishnaabemwin language, with emphasis on basic phonics, grammar, vocabulary and orthography. Exercises in pronunciation, aural comprehension, oral skills, elementary composition and translation will be utilized. This course will provide the student with cultural information as to the "root" of the words, thereby enhancing the students knowledge and understanding of Nishnaabek culture and concepts.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

NI107 Nishnaabek Cultural Orthography/Speaking                  3 CR

In this course students will be introduced to the basic grammar and structure, which will help with the pronunciation and comprehension of the Ojibwe language, needed for courses NI105 and NI118. The course will be taught by 80% immersion in the Ojibwe language. This course satisfies requirements for NI106 when taken in conjunction with Year 1-Nishnaabemwin Language Instructors Institute.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

NI108 Ojibwe Language Immersion-Basic                 6 CR

The students will be introduced to the Nishnaabemwin language as opposed to the vocabulary since language is all the words you use when you speak. Vocabulary is all the words students memorize instead of speaking. Students will become familiar with the sound and flow of the language and the development of the conversational patterns. 

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

NI111 Dagwaagi/Biboon/Minookami—Fall/Winter/Spring Weekend Immersion – Basic              3 CR

This course of three weekend Immersion Sessions will reinforce what the students have learned in order to maintain previously learned language. The students will also be introduced to the general principals of second language teaching stressing development of listening comprehension and speaking skills. The practicum component of this course includes work/assignments to be done in-between the workshop sessions.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NI118 Ojibwe Language Immersion/Speaking               3 CR

This is an introductory course in basic eastern Ojibwe language speaking (Anishinaabemdaa Eta). It will include dialog to express: Doodem/Ojibwe Clan System, weather conditions, sacred words used in ceremonies, and everyday phrases used at home or office. This course will be taught with use of 80% of Ojibwe language. This course satisfies requirements for NI108 when taken in conjunction with Year 1-Nishnaabemwin Language Instructors Institute.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NI204 Nishnaabek Cultural Involvement & Research - Intermediate               3 CR

This course involves the continued participation of students in cultural activities such as ceremonies, field trips, and visits to communities which have an abundance of Nishnaabemwin speakers. Language learned in the other courses will be applied through various assignments and activities.

Prerequisite: Completion of Nishnaabemwin Language Instructors Institute Basic Year I or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

 

NI206 Nishnaabek Cultural Orthography/Grammar - Intermediate                3 CR

This is a continuation of NI104 and will involve further study of the language with more emphasis on sentence structure and patterns. It will include written exercises and is intended to promote oral fluency of everyday conversation. The student will continue to learn the "root" origin of words which will provide a deeper understanding of Nishnaabek Culture and perspectives.

Prerequisite: Completion of Nishnaabemwin Language Instructors Institute Basic Year I or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NI208 Ojibwe Language Immersion – Intermediate                  3 CR

Students will continue to learn through various activities such as memory games, Medicine Wheel Teachings, and readings from Nishnaabe authors. Language will be reinforced through the integrated approach with other courses within the program. Opportunities for review and expansion of grammar and vocabulary will be given to ensure continuous learning of the language.

Prerequisite: Completion of Nishnaabemwin Language Instructors Institute Basic Year I or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NI209 Nishnaabe Language Teaching Methods                    3 CR

This course is an introduction to the general principles of teaching Nishnaabemwin, stressing development of listening comprehension and speaking skills. In lesson planning, focus will be on structural and communicative approaches.

Prerequisite: Completion of Nishnaabemwin Language Instructors Institute Basic Year I or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NI211 Dagwaagi/Biboon/Minookami—Fall/Winter/Spring Weekend Immersion—Intermediate   3 CR

This is a continuation of the topics of NI111 Dagwaagi/Biboon/Minookami—Fall/Winter/Spring Weekend Immersion—Basic with further emphasis on the development of units and activities using the materials produced in the previous NI111 Immersion Weekends. The practicum will encourage the students to develop their skills in originality and imagination yet keeping within the bounds of second language teaching criteria. Incorporation of learned concepts will also be encouraged. The idea is to make learning fun and exciting. A supervised practicum will provide the opportunity for teaching a class at the Basic or Introductory level to peer students during this course. Students will prepare three (3) 30-minute lessons for presentation during each weekend session.

Prerequisite: NI111. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NI212 Dagwaagi/Biboon/Minookami—Fall/Winter/Spring Weekend Immersion—Advanced       3 CR

Students will attend (3) three scheduled seasonal weekend Immersion sessions and participate in a special class project(s) to design and develop various types of Ojibwe language teaching resource materials. Students will utilize intensive written Nishnaabenmwin language and orthography skills. Nishnaabek teaching methods and principles learned from the Nishnaabemwin Language Instructors Institute courses will also be utilized.

Prerequisite: Nishnaabemwin Language Instructors Institute Year II Intermediate or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NI224 Nishnaabek Cultural Orthography/Grammar – Advanced              3 CR

This course is the advanced study of the structure of the Nishnaabemwin Language. Reading comprehension exercises will be utilized as well as other activities incorporating the four communicative styles of language acquisition previously learned. Further in-depth study of the language will focus on advanced grammar structure as well as research on the "true meaning" of various words and phrases.

Prerequisite: NI206. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NI228 Ojibwe Language Immersion/Special Projects - Advanced              6 CR

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a "total immersion experience" via an exchange visit to members of a community where there is yet a fullness of the language. Language learning will take forms of participating and communicating in the daily activities of the family or sponsor. Daily journals written in the language will be kept and used as a reporting tool upon return. These will also be used for certain aspects of the Advanced Nishnaabemwin Language & Orthography course. Intensive emphasis will be on oral skills, however, written exercises and readings will be utilized as well as other activities.

Prerequisite: NI208. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NI229 Teaching Methods and Curriculum Development - Advanced                3 CR

Consolidation and extension of previously learned material in Parts 1 & 2 will be focused in this course. Students will have the opportunity to learn to develop curriculum using the course spiral process outlined at the onset of the Nishnaabemwin Language Instructors Institute Program. Incorporation and utilization of culturally relevant material and activities will be encouraged.

Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NI231 Nishnaabe Child Development and the Classroom                3 CR

Incorporating what has been learned in the Medicine Wheel Teachings, students will examine the four aspects (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) of children and youth. Language teacher interaction, development of student rapport, and classroom management will be emphasized. The Seven Grandfather teachings will be a model used in the development of culturally relevant material.

Course offered ON CAMPUS.

NL - Native Language

NL105 Ojibwe Language I                   3 CR

This is an introductory course to the Ojibwe Language. Students will have the opportunity to learn simple phrases, greetings, nouns, and structure (grammar) in Ojibwe. Students will also have the opportunity to learn culturally relevant Nishnaabek teachings. Emphasis will be on listening and recognition of the flow of the language.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NL106 Ojibwe Language II                      3 CR

This course will expand upon Ojibwe I, still keeping the verb as the main focus and continuing work with the double vowel system. Students will learn to write sentences and simple dialogue on their own. This course will also include Ojibwe cultural activities.

Prerequisite: NL105 or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NL109 Ojibwe III (Intermediate I)              3 CR

This course will emphasize conversational Ojibwe. Students will continue utilizing the nouns and verbs from Ojibwe II. More class time will be spent on oral exercises.

Prerequisite: NL106 or permission of instructor. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

NP - Nishnaabemwin Program

NP141 Basic Immersion I                6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is designed for both new and continuing Nishnaabemwin learners. Through a variety of techniques including story-telling, the instructor creates for the students a context in which the language is heard. For many students, this may be the first time they have heard the language used for an extended period. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with the sound of Nishnaabemwin. It is expected that the student will begin to comprehend the broad context of the instructor's narrative without having to resort to grammatical study. 

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP142 Basic Immersion II               6 CR

This course is a continuation of NP141. It is delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin and focuses on hearing, listening and comprehension. Through story-telling the instructor facilitates the student's ability to understand general meaning and significant events within a story. Through the continued development of immersion listening skills, the student's comprehension is further improved allowing the acquisition of a broadened core vocabulary and an enhanced ability to recognize meaning in natural speech. 

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP143 Basic Immersion III                     6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP141 and NP142. Using progressively higher levels of speech, sentence structure and vocabulary, the instructor continues to promote the development of the student's immersion listening skills and comprehension. The student will demonstrate an understanding of increasingly subtle nuances in each story, and will begin to respond appropriately, in either English or Nishnaabemwin, to questions from the instructor. 

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP145 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Practice                   4 CR

(This is the first course of a series of courses for training fluent speakers and Tribal/First Nation language personnel on the fundamental theory and practices of creating and maintaining a successful immersion program)

This course in Nishnaabemwin, is a general introduction to the ways that human beings develop an ability to speak a second language. The course introduces current research on this process of language acquisition. Particular emphasis will be placed on the immersion techniques that are being successfully utilized in the Bay Mill Community College Nishnaabemwin Pane Immersion Program.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP161 Introduction to Immersion I                   8 CR

This course team taught entirely in Nishnaabemwin will focus on introducing the learner to language immersion, familiarizing the learner to the techniques used by the instructors in an immersion environment and building the confidence of the learner to remain committed to the immersion approach to second language acquisition. The focus will initially focus on hearing the language used in a wide variety of contexts to develop an ability to recognize the sound, intonation and rhythm of the speech of fluent speakers. Hearing the language is a prerequisite to listening to the language for comprehension.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP162 Introduction to Immersion II               8 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, will continue the immersion techniques introduced in NP161. Instructors will maintain an immersion environment, develop the student's immersion listening skills, and continue to strengthen the student's commitment to the immersion approach to second language acquisition. The focus will remain on maximizing the student's hearing the language used in a wide variety of contexts in order to develop an ability to recognize the sound, intonation and rhythm of the speech of fluent speakers. Hearing the language is a prerequisite to listening to the language for comprehension.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP163 Introduction to Immersion III                     8 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, will conclude the student's introduction to language immersion education presented in NP161 and NP162. Instructors will maintain an immersion environment and continue building the confidence of the student to understand and remain committed to the immersion approach to second language acquisition. The focus will remain on maximizing the student's hearing the language used in a wide variety of contexts in order to develop an ability to recognize the sound, intonation and rhythm of the speech of fluent speakers. Instructors will monitor individual students' progress and adjust the level of language used to meet each student's level of acquisition.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP241 Intermediate Immersion I                    6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is designed to increase the listening comprehension of the student beyond the basic level. The student will become more confident in their ability to comprehend the speech of a fluent speaker. The student will continue the development of their ability to respond to and interact with the instructor.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP242-A Intermediate Immersion II                 6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP241. It is designed to further develop the student's listening comprehension. The student will be able to understand in greater detail the emotive and descriptive nuances in the speech of a first-speaker, as well as be able to broadly describe in English the subject matter presented by the instructor. The student will exhibit a greater facility to respond appropriately in either Nishnaabemwin or in English to the instructor.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP243-A Intermediate Immersion III                  6 CR

This course, taught entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP242A. The course continues to increase the comprehension level of the student. The student will develop an increased ability to understand the finer points of what is being communicated, and an emergent ability to translate from Nishnaabemwin to English will show itself in the student.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP244 Immersion Education                    4 CR

Within the broader context of Native Language Revitalization, this course presents the theory and application of teaching subject matter courses using Nishnaabemwin as the medium of instruction. Language acquisition can occur through the teaching of any subject which does not focus on the form of the language being used to teach. Students and first-speakers interested in passing on the language will benefit from the practical applications presented. Relevant topics will be addressed from the fields of bilingualism and second language acquisition.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP245-A Intermediate Immersion IV                     6 CR

This course, taught entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP243-A. The course continues to increase the comprehension level of the student to an intermediate level. The student will continue to develop his/her understanding of the messages being communicated by first-speakers of Nishnaabemwin and be able to better respond to questions offered in the language. The student will also be able to demonstrate an increased facility to broadly translate from Nishnaabemwin to English by correctly identifying character(s), setting, story sequence and meaning.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP247-A Intermediate Immersion V                     6 CR

This course, taught entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP245-A. The course continues to increase the comprehension level of the student to an intermediate level. The student will continue to develop his/her understanding of the messages being communicated by first-speakers of Nishnaabemwin and be able to better respond to questions offered in the language. The student will also be able to demonstrate an increased facility to broadly translate from Nishnaabemwin to English by correctly identifying character(s), setting, story sequence and meaning.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP249-A Intermediate Immersion V                 6 CR

This course, taught entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP247-A. The course continues to increase the comprehension level of the student to an intermediate level. The student will continue to develop his/her understanding of the messages being communicated by first-speakers of Nishnaabemwin and be able to better respond to questions offered in the language. The student will also be able to demonstrate an increased facility to broadly translate from Nishnaabemwin to English by correctly identifying character(s), setting, story sequence and meaning.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP251-B Advanced Immersion I                 6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, will continue to increase the student's comprehension level and begin to facilitate the student's production of speech. The decision to speak in Nishnaabemwin is still the choice of the student. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s).

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP252-B Advanced Immersion II                    6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, culminates the four-year Nishnaabemwin Pane Immersion Program. Students will understand fully what the instructor is saying and will be able to translate accurately the general content of that speech. Students will be able to engage in dialogues with the instructor and answer appropriately questions posed by the instructor. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s).

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP253-B Advanced Immersion II-B                 6 CR

This course is delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin. Students will receive comprehensive input through storytelling and other activities that the instructors deem necessary to facilitate the students' ability to understand general meaning and significant events within a story/activity.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP253-C Advanced Immersion III                 6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, initiates the fifth-year Nishnaabemwin Pane Immersion Program. Students with high comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s).

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP254-C Advanced Immersion IV                6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP253-C. Students with high comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s).

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP255-C Advanced Immersion V                  6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP254-C. Students with high comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s).

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP256-D Advanced Immersion VI                    6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP255-C and initiates the sixth year Nishnaabemwin Pane Immersion Program. Students with high comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s).

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP257-D Advanced Immersion VII                  6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP256-D. Students with high comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s).

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP258-D Advanced Immersion VIII                  6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP257-D and completes the sixth and final year of Nishnaabemwin Pane Immersion Program. Students with high comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s).

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP261 Listening Comprehension I                 8 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, builds on the first year immersion experience. Instructors will create an immersion environment designed to increase the listening comprehension of the student beyond the introductory level while continuing building the confidence of the learner to understand and remain committed to the immersion approach to second language acquisition. The instructors will use a variety of techniques to maximize the student's hearing of the language. Hearing the language used in a wide variety of contexts will lead to an increased capacity to comprehend the speech of fluent speakers. Instructors will monitor individual students' progress and adjust the level of language used to meet each student's level of acquisition. 

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP262 Listening Comprehension II                8 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP261 Intermediate Immersion I.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP263 Listening Comprehension III                  8 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP262 Intermediate Immersion II. Additional hours with the instructor(s) and/or fluent speakers outside of the weekend experience will be arranged by the student to generate additional hours of comprehensible input.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP271-A Conversational Immersion I                  8 CR

This course, team taught in Nishnaabemwin, builds on the first two years of course offerings and weekend immersions. The student will exhibit a higher level of listening comprehension and demonstrate a greater facility to respond to and interact with the instructors in either Nishnaabemwin or in English. Additional hours with the instructor(s) and/or fluent speakers outside of the weekend immersions will be arranged by the student to generate additional hours of comprehensible input.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP272-A Conversational Immersion II                  8 CR

This course, team taught in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP271-A Conversational Immersion I. The student will exhibit a higher level of listening comprehension and demonstrate a greater facility to respond to and interact with the instructors in either Nishnaabemwin or in English. Additional hours with the instructor(s) and/or fluent speakers outside of the weekend immersions will be arranged by the student to generate additional hours of comprehensible input.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP273-A Conversational Immersion III                8 CR

This course, team taught in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP272-A. The student will exhibit a higher level of listening comprehension and demonstrate a greater facility to respond to and interact with the instructors in either Nishnaabemwin or in English. Additional hours with the instructor(s)and/or fluent speakers outside of the weekend immersions will be arranged by the student to generate additional hours of comprehensible input.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP274-A Native Language Revitalization: Case Studies and Lessons                     4 CR

This course is delivered in both Nishnaabemwin and English and critically examines the experiences of the following Native language revitalization efforts: Native Hawai'i, Maori, Blackfeet, Hualapai, Waskaganish Cree, Cayuga and Mohawk, M'Chigeeng, and Waadookodaading. The successes and challenges of each community will be discussed as they relate to the revitalization of Nishnaabemwin. Relevant topics will be addressed from the field of sociolinguistics.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP275-A Methodology: Immersion in Context                4 CR

Delivered in both Nishnaabemwin and English, this course assists the student in the process of clarifying their own beliefs about classroom-based language acquisition and immersion instruction, both in terms of theoretical issues and practical implications for classroom instruction. Within the context of Nishnaabe language revitalization, this course builds on the material covered in Introduction to Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Practice to help the student construct a principled framework for evaluating and developing a methodological approach to immersion instruction.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP276-A Advanced Methodology                4 CR

Delivered in both Nishnaabemwin and English, this course is a continuation of Methodology: Immersion in Context, and is designed to promote greater understanding of several areas of immersion instruction methodology including second language acquisition, language curriculum issues, and professional development.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP277-A Syllabus Design and Materials Development                 4 CR

This course, delivered in both Nishnaabemwin and English, examines the principles of syllabus design for Nishnaabemwin immersion courses, and presents an introduction to the development of instruction materials. The emphasis of the course is practical. However, within the context of Nishnaabe language revitalization, theoretical aspects will also be discussed.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP278-A Language Testing and Assessment                  4 CR

This course, delivered in both Nishnaabemwin and English, presents the basic principles of language testing procedures used in the immersion classroom. By analyzing actual tests and working with actual data, students are informed of the role of assessment in immersion instruction.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP279-A Immersion Instruction Practicum I                  4 CR

This course offers the student practical application of the Methodology: Immersion in Context, and Advanced Methodology courses: observation of immersion classes, immersion instruction practice, self-evaluation, lesson and materials preparation, and self-evaluation.

This capstone course is open only to those students who have completed all other requirements for the Certificate in Nishnaabemwin Immersion Instruction.

Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP280-A Immersion Instruction Practicum II                4 CR

This final course in the Certificate in Nishnaabemwin Immersion Instruction continues the development of skills begun in Immersion Instruction Practicum I. The participant creates and critiques lesson plans, does demonstration lessons and observes other participant-instructors. Following preparation, the participant instructs a series of immersion classes that they have organized.

Prerequisite: NP279-A. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP281-B Comprehensive Immersion I                   8 CR

This course, team taught in Nishnaabemwin, culminates the Nishnaabemwin Pane Immersion Program and builds on the first three years course and weekend immersions. The students listening comprehension will be at an extremely high level. The production of speech will begin to emerge spontaneously and comfortably. Additional hours with the instructor(s) and/or fluent speakers outside of the weekend immersions will be arranged by the student to generate additional hours of comprehensible input.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP282-B Comprehensive Immersion II               8 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP281-B. Students will understand fully what the instructor(s) is saying and will be able to translate accurately the general content of that speech. Students will be able to engage in dialogues with the instructor and answer appropriately questions posed by the instructor(s). Additional hours with the instructor(s) and/or fluent speakers outside of the weekend immersions will be arranged by the student to generate additional hours of comprehensible input.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP283-B Comprehensive Immersion II-B                  8 CR

This course is delivered entirely in Nishnaabemwin; it is a continuation of NP282-B. Students will continue to receive comprehensive input through storytelling and other activities that the instructors deem necessary to facilitate the students' ability to understand general meaning and significant events within a story/activity. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s)

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP283-C Comprehensive Immersion III                      8 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP282-B and is the first course of Year 5 of the Nishnaabemwin Pane Immersion Program. Instructors and students meet for five weekend sessions during the semester and spend a total of twenty-four hours of immersion over two and one-half days per weekend. Students with high comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s).

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP284-C Comprehensive Immersion IV                   8 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP283-C. Instructors and students meet for five weekend sessions during the semester and spend a total of twenty-four hours of immersion over two and one-half days per weekend. Students with high comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s).

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP285-C Comprehensive Immersion V                    8 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP284-C. Instructors and students meet for five weekend sessions during the semester and spend a total of twenty-four hours of immersion over two and one-half days per weekend. Students with high comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s).

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP286-D Comprehensive Immersion VI                   8 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP285-C and is the first course of Year 6 of the Nishnaabemwin Pane Immersion Program. Instructors and students meet for five weekend sessions during the semester and spend a total of twenty-four hours of immersion over two and one-half days per weekend. Students with high comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s).

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP287-D Comprehensive Immersion VII                 8 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP286-D. Instructors and students meet for five weekend sessions during the semester and spend a total of twenty-four hours of immersion over two and one-half days per weekend. Students with high comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s).

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NP288-D Comprehensive Immersion VIII                   8 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Nishnaabemwin, is a continuation of NP287-D and is the final weekend immersion course of Year 6 of the Nishnaabemwin Pane Immersion Program. Instructors and students meet for five weekend sessions during the semester and spend a total of twenty-four hours of immersion over two and one-half days per weekend. Students with high comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Lab hours are additional hours spent with fluent speaker(s).

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

NS - Natural Science

NS101 Environmental Science (Lab required)                 4 CR

This course explores the varied aspects of mankind's relationship to the environment. This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the environment. Concepts of Traditional Native American methods, ecology and modern science will be explored as ways to solve problems dealing with the environment. It will also deal with some identification and ecology of the local plant and animal communities along with the traditional uses of these communities by the Anishnaabek.

Co-requisite: EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


NS103 Introduction to Natural Resource Management (Lab required)               4 CR

This course deals with classification and description of renewable and non-renewable resources with emphasis on their ecological value to ecosystems. It is an introduction to and discussion of major resource problems. 

Prerequisites: EN111, NS101 with a C or better. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NS107 Introduction to Earth Science                4 CR

This course is designed to give students a thorough exposure to basic concepts and processes related to the Geosphere, the Hydrosphere, the atmosphere and Universe. Understanding the major thesis of Earth Science and the application of the knowledge to interpret and analyze natural phenomena will be a major goal of this course.

Prerequisite: EN111 with a C or better. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


NS112 Concepts of Physics (Lab required)                   4 CR

This course is designed to give students a thorough exposure to basic physical concepts. The course will provide a basic training in fundamental physical phenomena and their applications. An introduction of the principals involving mechanics, electromagnetism, waves, optics and thermodynamics will be presented in lecture, demonstration and hands-on activities.

Prerequisite: MA102 with a C or better. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

OE - Office Education

OE112 Medical Coding and Billing I                3 CR

This course introduces the student to the coding of medical diagnoses and procedures using ICD-10 and CPT coding manuals. It includes basic insurance concepts, terminology and practices used by health insurance carriers.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


OE113 Medical Coding and Billing II                 3 CR

This course continues the study of billing and coding. It introduces the student to an actual office setting in using the ICD-10 and CPT coding on the HCFA 1500 forms. Many hands-on classroom activities will assist the student in applying the knowledge.

Prerequisite: OE112. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


OE114 Pharmacy Technician                  3 CR

This is an introductory course in pharmacy technology that offers professional training in the following areas: computer programs, pharmaceuticals, customer service and patient care. Upon successful completion of this course students will have the option of taking the Michigan Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam.

Co-requisites: SI112, MA101, and EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


OE121 Office Procedures                   3 CR

This course deals with general office duties, including efficient procedures for handling mail, telephone, office supplies and equipment, and records management. Time management and human relation aspects are emphasized.

Prerequisite: CS121. Course offered ON CAMPUS.



PE - Physical Education

PE104 Weight Training and Conditioning               2 CR

This course will provide students with an awareness of the importance of developing and maintaining a personal fitness program. Students will be provided basic information on exercises designed to strengthen small and large muscle groups and improve cardiovascular endurance. Students will be trained on the proper use of various exercise equipment and how to measure and chart increases in endurance.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


PE105 Functional Fitness (Beginning Exercise)                  2 CR

This exercise program is designed for the student that has lead a sedentary life style and now wants to start a healthier life style. This course will assist in weight loss and/or better body composition while strengthening the confidence of the student. Students will be introduced to gradual but regular exercise habits. The intensity of exercise will vary depending on the student's level of fitness. 

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


PE108 Outdoor Hiking                      2 CR

This course is designed to enable the student to engage in outdoor hiking as a means of developing physical and mental fitness.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.

PY - Psychology

PY101 Introduction to Psychology                     4 CR

This course is a general introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The study of psychology is presented as an attempt to understand the "mystery of human behavior" and includes a survey of basic topics such as perception, learning, human development, psychological disorders, psychotherapy, and systems of psychology.

Co-requisite: EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


PY205 Abnormal Psychology                 3 CR

This course is designed to examine the characteristics, etiology, and treatment of a wide range of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders according to the DSM-IV diagnostic categories. The socio-historical origins of our concepts of abnormality and the social significance of maladaptive behavior are included.

Prerequisite: PY101, Co-requisite: EN112. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


PY208 Counseling Theories and Techniques                  3 CR

This course focuses on the key concepts of contemporary counseling theories and the techniques and methods that are specific to each theoretical approach including those used in traditional Native American healing. Special emphasis is placed on the characteristics of effective counselors, the ethical guidelines affecting the practice of counseling, and the development of an individual philosophy of counseling.

Prerequisite: PY101, Co-requisite: EN112. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


PY214 Developmental Psychology                 3 CR

This course is designed to explore human growth and development through all stages of life from conception through death. Included are concepts of physical, intellectual, personality and social development as well as issues and concerns relevant to each stage of life.

Prerequisites: PY101. Co-requisite: EN112. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

SI - Science

SI105 Introduction to Forest Ecology and Natural Resource Management                3 CR

In this course, students will explore historic and modern forest management practices, forest ecology, disturbance factors, soils, common forest types, seral stages and methods to prevent environmental damage. This course will also teach students how to better use natural and renewable resources the earth and sun provide. Students will learn systems, through investigative activities and field trips, of how to insure these resources remain available into the future.

Prerequisites: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS.


SI112 Medical Terminology                   3 CR

This course is designed to furnish the basic tools necessary for building a medical vocabulary for students wishing to enter a medical field. It involves analyzing the structure of medical terms by learning their roots, prefixes and suffixes, as well as learning to identify, spell, define and properly use those terms and pertinent medical abbreviations.

Prerequisite: None. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.

SO - Sociology

SO103 Community Support Systems               2 CR

This course explores the functions of community support systems, support systems personnel, community social issues and problems addressed by community support personnel with special emphasis on issues of particular concern to Native Americans. We will also gather information about the community service agencies in our area and build our own resource book for our community, again with the emphasis on Native issues. The majority of this course, because of the medium, will be reading, community support job descriptions, professional interviews, and web based research.

Co-requisite: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE.


SO106 Introduction to Sociology               4 CR

This course is designed to examine human behavior in the socio-cultural setting and to evaluate the forces which act upon and shape that behavior. Special attention is given to the interaction of individuals in relationships with other groups and with larger social institutions. Native American issues and experiences will be incorporated as feasible and appropriate.

Co-requisite: EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


SO203 Interpersonal/Intercultural Relations for Managers               3 CR

The focus of this course is developing effective communication strategies in diverse social and cultural systems within the modern workplace. This course will address several key workplace issues, such as how to create and manage a business enterprise in which both the quality of customer service and employee morale/performance are at a level of peak performance. Other issues this course will address are: winning and maintaining both customer and employee allegiance, teamwork, and how to motivate a culturally and socially diverse employee base.

Prerequisite: EN111. Course offered ON-LINE.


SO204 Social Problems              3 CR

This course is a survey of selected contemporary problems in American society from the perspective of sociological concepts and orientations which underlie an understanding of human behavior. It begins by focusing on problems of personal concern to students and moves to an examination of broader societal problems in an effort to illuminate the social forces that have shaped the social problems as well as the factors that have shaped the students' individual views of those problems. Native American issues and experiences will be incorporated as feasible and appropriate.

Prerequisite: SO106, EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


SO206 Sociology of Death and Dying                   3 CR

This course will explore death, dying, and bereavement as well as other losses that we experience in life from a sociological perspective. Trends in attitudes, coping, legal and moral issues will be covered from a cultural and historical perspective.

Prerequisite: SO106, EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS


SO209 Family Systems                3 CR

This course is designed to explore America's diverse and changing family systems in terms of structure, function and ethnicity in an attempt to provide both personal and intellectual understanding of the importance of families as the crucibles in which our humanity is born, nurtured, and fulfilled. Issues specific to families such as marriage, parenting, divorce, and work are included along with the influences of the economy and social policy on family life.

Prerequisite: SO106, EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS and ON-LINE.


SO212 Sociology of Women                  3 CR

This course will cover the history and future of women and feminism including its political roots and objectives. It will also explore how race, class, and other social hierarchies define a woman's role and feminism.

Prerequisites: SO106 and EN111. Course offered ON CAMPUS


SO213 Communication/Conflict Resolution                  3 CR

This course will provide a cultural perspective, with an emphasis on American Indian approaches, on the nature of conflict and the various methods, used to resolve conflict. While the beginning of the course will include a brief overview of the history and content of the emerging field of conflict resolution, the overall focus will be interpersonal conflict between individuals and groups of individuals. Students will learn techniques of communication, such as active listening, in order to be prepared to de-escalate potential conflicts that may occur in their work and personal life. Significant issues that impact both the theory and practice of conflict resolution, such as neutrality, settlement or compromise vs. structural change, will be discussed.

Prerequisites: EN111.Course offered ON-LINE.