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- Take place on our Wellesley Hills campus unless otherwise noted
- Are offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
- Are three credits, except General Biology with Lab (four credits)
- Cost $522 for Massachusetts residents, $1,140 for out-of-state residents unless otherwise noted
Computers & Technology: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Introduction to computers and technology. The basics of computer operation including hardware, operating system software, and application software are presented. The history and future developments in the area of computing and technology are also discussed along with the legal, ethical, and privacy issues associated with computers. Microcomputer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation graphics are presented.
Principles of Macroeconomics: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
This course will address two major questions: (1) what are the causes of recessions, unemployment and inflation; and (2) what can governments do to combat business cycles and reduce unemployment? Topics covered include: fiscal policy, federal debt, monetary policy, and the Federal Reserve System. We will also look at the impact of international trade and the balance of payments.
General Biology with Lab: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm, Lab: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. In-state $816, Out of state $1,640.
Biological principles common to all organisms are examined. An in depth study of the cell is presented including the chemistry, structure and function of cell organelles, metabolism, photosynthesis, cell reproduction, Mendelian genetics, and patterns of inheritance, chromosomal inheritance, molecular genetics, DNA technology and protein synthesis.
Intro to Statistics: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Fundamental concepts of inferential and descriptive statistics with emphasis on interpretation of statistical arguments. An introduction to data analysis including graph analysis, measures of central tendency, correlation, regression, concepts of probability theory, sampling errors, confidence intervals in normal distribution, hypothesis testing, and analysis of variance. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: MA 098 or higher.
Freshman English II: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Further development of writing skills, with additional exposure to library research. Students produce a minimum of four longer papers, with emphasis on critical thinking, academic research, audience awareness, critical reading, unity, coherence and style. Papers give practice in making reference to readings from a variety of academic disciplines, including literature. Students will demonstrate the ability to read with increased understanding and insight. Prerequisite: EN 101
Essentials of Nutrition: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm,
Framingham campus. In-state $612, Out of state $1,230.
This course focuses on one of the basic human needs, that of nutrition. The first portion of the course stresses the nutritional needs of well individuals across the life span. A working knowledge of nutrients and their food sources is provided, as well as some basic menu planning. An overview of psychological, economic, cultural and religious factors that affect nutrition is included. Basic principles of food preparation and safety are discussed, along with an introduction to the agencies and laws concerned with nutrition. The second portion of the course deals with dietary modifications utilized in dealing with common health problems.
Western Civilization I: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Examines European thought, institutions, and social and political development from the Renaissance through 1815.
World Traditions: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Comparative analysis of global cultural practices and assessment of their impact within a multicultural environment. Examines the origins and sustenance of ritual practices within postmodern society.
Intro to Psychology: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of human behavior. General topics will include the history of psychology, research, human growth and development, biological processes of behavior, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, motivation, intelligence, and personality development. In addition, the course explores emotions and how stress influences peoples’ lives.
Life Span Psychology: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm, or 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Examines regularly predicted physical, psychological, and emotional changes from conception through aging. Theories and concepts of the psychology of the life span are integrated.
Intro to Sociology: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Introduces students to the major concepts and theoretical approaches of the field. Emphases on social organization, stratification, community, power, and social change.
Fundamentals of Public Relations: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm.
Principles and techniques of communication used by organizations and individuals. Includes television, news releases, community and customer relations, interaction between companies and employees.
Oral Communication: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Training and practice in principles and techniques of modern oral communication. Methods of organization and delivery and consideration of improvement of the voice, diction, and articulation.
Intro to Film: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Issues related to the phenomenon of American cinema are introduced. The cultural history of film is explored through genres, topics, performances and various periods and techniques of film development. American cinema is analyzed to reveal cultural conditions that stimulate film productions and attract audiences. Students concentrate on becoming more active and critical viewers.
Drugs, People & Problems: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
History of drugs in American culture. Social, economic, legal, medical, and political issues concerning drug use and abuse. Causes of drug use and abuse, their impact on the individual and society, views of youth, medical, and legal experts.
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