2021-2022 UHS Course Offerings With Catalog Descriptions
School of Arts & Sciences
With a focus on building bridges between students’ lives and foundational topics in the field, General Biology is an introductory survey course of cellular and evolutionary biology. Students learn the biological underpinnings of topics like diets, cloning, stem cell research, genetic engineering, extinction, and climate change. Biodiversity is also emphasized through the study of evolution and the impacts our species has had on the world. Laboratory exercises provide hands-on examination of lecture topics, while emphasizing common research techniques. Note: BIO 120 is approved in the Natural Sciences General Education Competency Area and can serve as a lower-level laboratory science elective within the Liberal Arts. However it does not satisfy Bioscience Core requirements and cannot be used as a substitute for either BIO 130 or BIO 131. Credits: 4
BIO 123 – Human Body Health & Disease
This course is an inquiry into the mechanism of diseases that plague human beings.
A systemic approach is taken in which all the major systems of the human body and
the significant diseases that affect those systems are studied. Emphasis is on failures
of homeostasis as the basic mechanisms of disease. Included are discussions on available
treatments and therapies, the impact of new technological developments, and maintaining
health and avoiding disease. The laboratory component contains both traditional and
computer- generated exercises, which illustrate the onset and development of a variety
of diseases and pathological states. Note: BIO 123 is approved in the Natural Sciences
General Education Competency Area and can serve as a lower-level laboratory science
elective within the Liberal Arts. However it does not satisfy Bioscience Core requirements
and cannot be used as a substitute for either BIO 130 or BIO 131.
BIO 135 – Marine Science
Marine Science is designed to give the student an appreciation and understanding of
the dynamics and interactions of the various components (biological, chemical, physical,
geological) of the world's oceans. Habitats studied will range from near shore estuarine
systems to deep ocean systems. Special consideration will be given to the human use
and manipulation of the Long Island coastal zone. Laboratory sessions will include
methodologies used in oceanographic sampling and analysis as well as exercises reinforcing
lecture material. Field trips will also play an important part of the course work
supporting lecture topics.
BIO 197 – Human Biology
An introductory course that teaches biological principles by emphasizing the structural
and functional aspects of the human body, especially as they relate to everyday existence.
Includes discussion of important collateral issues such as the nature and course of
disease, smoking and health, drug abuse, immunity and allergy, human genetics, birth-control,
overpopulation, and sexually transmitted disease.
CRJ 100 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
In this introductory course, the roots of the criminal justice system will be explored,
along with the specific processes of law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.
The understanding of Supreme Court cases will be connected to these areas of the system.
Further understanding will be developed in areas of theory, crime elements and crime
trends. Current issues in the criminal justice system will also be discussed.
CRJ 101 – Law Enforcement and Community Relations
This course considers the functions of law enforcement in modern society. Emphasis
will be placed on the numerous and complex factors involved in the areas of human
relations, including culture and environment. The intricacies of communication, perception,
and body language will be a connector to the examination of bias, prejudice and discrimination.
Documented law enforcement and community interactions will be examined in relationship
to agency policy, the courts and public sentiment.
CRJ 204 – Criminal Law
The course introduces students to the criminal law system and its function within
the criminal justice system, specifically through the discussion of New York State
Penal Law. The course will examine offense types and degrees, as well as the elements
of specified offenses, with reference to principal rules of criminal liability. Students
will employ the case analysis method to study case precedents.
Prerequisite(s): CRJ 100*.
CRJ 205 – Criminal Procedure Law
This course focuses on the rules of evidence, operation, and policy that make up criminal
procedure. Emphasis will be placed on New York Criminal Procedure Law and its rules
regarding arrest, force, and search and seizure. Case Tracking tools that are used
within prosecution and court units and systems will be discussed, as well as methods
of determining trends in practice and rule effectiveness. Students will be able to
apply fact patterns to procedure.
Prerequisite(s): CRJ 204*.
*NOTE: CRJ courses with pre-requisites cannot be added to a high school’s UHS offerings unless the pre-requisite class is offered as well.
HIS 114 – Western Civilization I
A brief survey from ancient Greece and Rome up to 1789, followed by extensive treatment
of the ascendancy of early modern Western civilization, together with its social,
economic, and political revolutions, from 1500 through the Napoleonic era. NOTE: Students
completing HIS 114 and HIS 115 may not receive credit for HIS 126.
HIS 115 – Western Civilization II
Traces the spread of Western civilization and the development of the modern world
by examining the impact of the forces of romanticism, nationalism, industrialism,
and intellectual creativity. NOTE: Students completing HIS 114 and HIS 115 may not
receive credit for HIS 126.
HIS 117 – World Civilization I
A survey of major non-Western civilizations and their interaction with one another,
as well as with the European West from antiquity through the Early Modern Period.
The course will explore ancient polytheistic traditions, the foundations of major
world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam), and the rise of Christianity as a global
faith. It will also address non-Western social, political, and economic systems in
East Asia, South Asia, the Muslim World, Sub-Saharan Africa, and pre-Columbian America.
NOTE: Students completing HIS 117 and HIS 118 may not receive credit for HIS 126.
HIS 118 – World Civilization II
A survey of the developing world and its interaction with the West since 1700, the
course will explore the chaotic effects of the non-Western world's interaction with
European imperial powers, the United States, and Soviet Union, focusing on social,
economic, cultural, and political change in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East,
Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. The major themes of the course will center
on imperialism, nationalism, modernization, the World Wars, and the Cold War. NOTE:
Students completing HIS 117 and HIS 118 may not receive credit for HIS 126.
HIS 121 – US History to Reconstruction
A discussion of the development of the United States from its English origins through
Reconstruction, this course shows how a new civilization arose out of revolution,
independence, new governmental institutions, and equalitarianism, and illustrating
the results of the westward movement, and the causes and consequences of the Civil
War. NOTE: Students completing this course may not receive credit for HIS 125.
HIS 122 – US History since Reconstruction
A historical evaluation of American society, assessing Reconstruction, immigration,
the nature of imperialism, progressivism, World War I and II, the Cold War, and contemporary
American life. NOTE: Students completing this course may not receive credit for HIS
HIS 219 – Special Topics in History
A treatment of diverse topics, chosen by the Department of History, Economics, and
Politics for their long- term impact and current historical importance.
HIS 222 – Women in US History
In what ways is the history of America a gendered history? Emphasizing the diversity
of American women, the course situates the ways women have both shaped and been shaped
by American society within the broader context of US history since 1865. Topics for
investigation include the way different groups of women have experienced American
sectionalism, the industrial revolution, urbanization, immigration, war, economic
depression, cultural transformations and political change. We will be looking at both
unity and diversity in American society, including the conflicts between women and
a society based on patriarchy.
HIS 270 – Genocide
The course explores the history of ethnic, religious, and other forms of genocide
during the twentieth century. The topics covered will include the Armenian massacres
of 1915-1923, the Jewish Holocaust (Shoah), and the Roma Porajmos, as well more recent
examples of genocide, including events in Cambodia, Bosnia, and Rwanda. Students will
also critically assess other claims of genocide in world history, focusing on related
issues such as ethnic cleansing, forced population transfers, etc.
Prerequisite(s): Any 100- level or higher HIS or POL course*.
*NOTE: HIS courses with pre-requisites cannot be added to a high school’s UHS offerings unless the pre-requisite class is offered as well.
POL 105 – Introduction to Politics
This course will introduce students to the study of politics and to the discipline
known as Political Science. Focusing on fundamental concepts of power and authority,
the course will examine topics central to each of the main subfields of Political
Science: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political
Philosophy. It will also explore some contemporary issues and debates that captivate
POL 110 – Introduction to Legal Studies
This is a survey course designed to give the student a basic introduction to law beginning
with the various schools of legal philosophical thought, criminal and civil law and
procedure, and basic contract law. The course provides the student with an understanding
and overview of how the American legal system functions including introducing students
to the principles of law, the administration of the legal system, legal terminology,
and the inter- relationship between politics, governmental structures, legal professionals
and the functioning of the legal system.
POL 250 – American Politics
This course introduces students to American Politics by focusing on national politics.
In addition to examining the structure of U.S. government at the federal level, this
course will also investigate American political behavior (especially political parties,
elections, voting) and selected policy debates the animate contemporary political
POL 265 – Comparative Politics
This course examines a broad range of governmental systems utilizing the comparative
methods of analysis. In addition to analysis of selected political systems in the
developed world (e.g., Great Britain, the United States, and the Russian Federation),
students will also explore the governmental structures of at least one country in
the developing world (India, Brazil, the People's Republic of China, etc.). Students
will also compare plural democracies, monarchies, dictatorships, and neo-authoritarian
forms of government, emphasizing policy-making and contemporary problems facing the
state in era of globalization, such as the purported victory of neoliberalism, the
threat of terrorism, and the importance of satellite television and the Internet in
MTH 103 – Sets, Probability & Logic
This course uses set theory to develop the basic concepts of finite probability. The
student is introduced to the tree and to the counting methods of devising sample spaces.
The probability of mutually exclusive events, dependent and independent events are
treated. Some applications to probability distributions of discrete variables are
included. Finally, the basic topics in symbolic logic are covered.
Prerequisite(s): MP2* or MTH 015.
MTH 110 – Statistics
Basic concepts of probability and statistical inference. Included are the binominal,
normal, and chi-square distributions. Practical applications are examined. Computer
assignments using Minitab form an integral part of the course.
Prerequisite(s): MP2* or MTH 015.
MTH 129 – Pre-Calculus
In this course, the topics introduced in College Algebra course will be extended.
The course will provide a comprehensive study of functions, which are the basis of
calculus and other higher-level mathematics courses. The students will study the properties,
graphs, and some applications of polynomial, rational, inverse, exponential, logarithmic,
and trigonometric functions. Note: Students completing this course may not receive
credit for MTH 117.
Prerequisite(s): MP3* or MTH 116.
MTH 130 – Calculus I with Applications
This is a calculus course for those not majoring in Mathematics. Topics include the
derivative, differentiation of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic
functions, applications of the derivative and the definite integral. Applications
are taken from technology, science, and business. Problem solving is stressed. A graphing
calculator is required. Note: Students completing this course will not receive credit
for MTH 150. This course may be non-transferable to science programs, such as Engineering
Science or Computer Science, at other institutions.
Prerequisite(s): MP4* or MTH 117 or 129.
MTH 150 – Calculus I
This is the first course of the calculus sequence. Topics include, differentiation
of functions of one variable, introduction to integration, application of differentiation
and integration. A graphing calculator is required. Note: Students completing this
course may not receive credit for MTH 130.
Prerequisite(s): MP4* or MTH 117 or 129.
*See Farmingdale State College Catalog Section “Placement for English and Mathematics”
**NOTE: MTH courses with course pre-requisites cannot be added to a high school’s UHS offerings unless the pre- requisite class is offered as well.
PSY 101 – Introduction to Psychology
This course is designed to present basic psychological concepts and to introduce students
to the scientific study of behavior. Core topics include methods of psychological
research, the biological bases of behavior, principles of learning, memory and cognition,
personality, and psychopathology. Other selected topics to be covered would include
the following: motivation and emotion, life-span development, social psychology, health
psychology, sensation and perception, intelligence, human sexuality, statistics, and
altered states of consciousness.
ANT 100 – Introduction to Anthropology
Anthropology is the scientific study of human-kind. This course offers an introduction
to its four major sub- fields, namely; Physical or Biological anthropology (human
evolution, the fossil record, ethology); Archaeology (extinct cultures, classical
civilizations, pre-history); Linguistics (language origins, development, diffusion,
structure, and change); Sociocultural Anthropology (pioneers in the field, cross-cultural
research, case studies, and the future). By focusing on the broad cultural implications
and complexities of social communication and interaction, anthropology seeks to understand
the whole human experience.
SOC 122 – Introduction to Sociology
This is an introductory course designed to familiarize students with the field of
sociology. In addition to learning about the central concepts and major theoretical
sociological perspectives, students study human behavior in groups, the organization
of social life, the impact of social institutions on individuals, and the process
of sociological research. Great emphasis is also placed upon development of students’
“sociological imagination” – specifically, the ability to understand the ways that
our individual lives are shaped by larger social forces and institutions. Note: Students
who take SOC 122 may not receive credit for SOC 122W.
BUS 101 – Accounting I
Fundamental accounting concepts and principles are covered through an understanding
of the following topics: accounting as an information system; analyzing a transaction;
the accounting cycle; accounting for both service enterprises and merchandising businesses;
deferrals and accruals; reversing entries; systems design; accounting for cash, receivables,
temporary investments and inventory; payroll accounting. Students apply concepts to
the preparation of special journals, subsidiary ledgers, worksheets and financial
BUS 102 – Accounting II
Continued development of the principles and concepts introduced in Accounting I. The
following topics are included: emphasis on further understanding of generally accepted
accounting principles; plant assets; intangible assets; determination of depreciation,
depletion and amortization; accounting for partnerships and corporations; long term
liabilities; investments in bonds and stock; statement of cash flows; managerial accounting;
accounting for manufacturing operations; budgeting and standard costs systems.
Prerequisite(s): BUS 101 with a grade of C or higher*.
BUS 109 – Management Theories & Practices
This introductory course covers management principles pertaining to human resources,
individual behavior in organizations, employee motivation and performance, and business
ethics. Topics also include managing and the manager’s job; planning and decision
making; employee performance appraisal and feedback; leadership and influence processes;
interpersonal relations and communication; and managing work groups and teams.
BUS 111 – Introduction to Business
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of American Business and its
contemporary environment. It provides an overview of organizational, national, and
international trends and their impact on enterprises both large and small. The course
develops an understanding of important business concepts, principles, and practices
that explain how businesses are formed, how they operate to accomplish their goals,
and why/how their success depends on effective management, production, marketing and
BUS 121 – Business Mathematics
The fundamentals of applied mathematics in the field of accounting, finance, marketing,
and selling. Topics include interest, bank discount, insurance, and annuities. The
use of arithmetic as a managerial tool is stressed.
BUS 131 – Marketing Principles
This course provides the student with a sound knowledge of the basic elements of the
marketing process. Major topics include the features of consumer and organizational
markets, market segmentation, and target market strategies. Product planning and development,
brands, packaging and other product features are covered. Price determination and
the use of various pricing strategies are discussed. The factors in the selection
of channels of distribution and the features of wholesaling and retailing are considered.
Elements of the promotional process such as sales, advertising, and sales promotion
are included. Ethical and legal issues in marketing, marketing of services, global
marketing, and marketing on the Internet are also covered.
BUS 202 – Business Law I
An introduction to the nature and sources of law; the role the legal system; the law
of torts and crimes; the law of contracts; and real and personal property.
BUS 267 – Small Business Management
This course helps students develop an understanding of the relationship of small business
management to the management process. It describes the fundamentals of small business
management. A study is made of major problems and pitfalls faced by managers of small
BUS 280 – International Business
This course examines the international integration of socio-cultural, political, and
economic aspects of business. It explores the impact of globalization on countries,
organizations, and individuals. The course will also discuss key issues in ethics,
corporate social responsibility, and technology in the global context. Students will
develop a broad understanding of the global marketplace and learn how the global environment
affects business functions and performance.
*NOTE: BUS courses with course pre-requisites cannot be added to a high school’s UHS offerings unless the pre- requisite class is offered as well.
BCS 101 – Programming Concepts & Problem Solving
This course will provide an introduction to programming logic and problem solving
techniques using different programming languages. The topics covered in this course
will provide the skills needed to learn languages such as Visual Basic, C+ + and JAVA.
Topics include such items as constants and variables, data types, scope of variables,
basic logic constructs, subroutines and functions. Students who have completed BCS
120 or equivalent cannot take BCS 101.
BCS 102 – Computer Concepts & Applications
This is an introductory course in the use of personal computers in today's society.
Students will receive instruction in basic computer concepts and terminology, the
fundamentals of the Windows operating system and have hands on experience at the beginning
to intermediate level using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The Internet will
be used to supplement textbook and lecture materials. Note: Computer Systems students
cannot use BCS 102 to meet a BCS Elective requirement.
BCS 110-114 – Introductory Special Topics in Computer Programming and Information Systems
This course will cover introductory topics that are not covered in the regular curriculum.
Topics may vary from semester to semester and reflects the interests and needs of
students, faculty and industry. Permission of Department Chair is required.
BCS 130 – Website Development I
In this course, students will use both HTML and CSS to modify the appearance of Web
page content and layout. Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is a standardized code used
to format web pages. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for
describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language, such as HTML.
In addition, students will learn the principles of Responsive Web Design to create
an optimal viewing experience irrespective of the device used to display the Web page.
BCS 208 – Introduction to Networks
This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models
of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IPv4
and IPv6 addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations
are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course,
students will be able to build simple LAN’s, perform basic configurations for routers
and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. The laboratory component of this
course will give the students hands-on experience configuring equipment needed to
build a LAN. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
BCS 209 – Routing & Switching Essentials
This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and
switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch
for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure
and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2,
single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4
and IPv6 networks. The laboratory component of this course will give the students
hands on experience configuring routers, switches and basic WAN connectivity.
Prerequisite(s): BCS 208 with a grade of C or higher*.
*NOTE: BCS courses with pre-requisites cannot be added to a high school’s UHS offerings unless the pre-requisite class is offered as well.
ECO 110 – Introduction to Personal Finance
Students will learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and how
to make informed decisions related to budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending,
taxes, saving, investing, inheritance, and living independently. The course will develop
financial literacy skills, an understanding of economic principles, and will provide
a basis for responsible citizenship and career success.
ECO 120 – The Global Economy
This course provides an overview of current global economic issues. Basic economic
concepts are introduced in order to explain differences in the level of development
among countries, the direction of trade, the causes and effects of international financial
crises, and the motivations of some countries to transition to a market economy. The
course also discusses the way in which countries coordinate efforts to deal with matters
of international concern such as pollution and global warming. Topics also include
the role of international institutions including the World Bank, the international
Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the United Nations.
ECO 156 – Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)
This course is designed to introduce classic macroeconomic issues such as unemployment,
inflation, national income and economic growth. The course will provide a unified
framework to address these issues and to study the impact of different policies, such
as monetary and fiscal policies, on the aggregate behavior of the economy. Analytical
tools will be used to understand the experiences of the United States and other countries,
and to address how current policy initiatives affect their macroeconomic performance.
ECO 157 – Principles of Economics (Microeconomics)
This course introduces students to fundamental economic concepts and theory, including
demand, supply, and the formation of equilibrium prices in product and resource markets.
Students will learn a specific set of analytical tools as well as how to apply them
to current policy issues. In addition, the course offers an introduction to applied
fields such as industrial organization (market structures), labor economics, international
trade, and market failure.
SMT 110 – Introduction to Sport Management
An investigation into the scope of the sport industry; a growing major business enterprise
in the United States and in much of the world. Functions of management, skills and
attributes required of a sport manager, and roles of a manager are examined and researched.
Attention focuses on how the managerial process relates to sport organizations and
their products. Students become acquainted with career opportunities in the sport
management field. NOTE: Students must achieve a C or higher in this class to continue
on in any course to which it is a prerequisite.
SMT 225 – Sport Marketing
An investigation into the decisions necessary to plan, develop, implement and control
integrated sports marketing programs. Attention will be directed towards each major
element of the marketing industry-- advertising, promotion, public relations and sponsorships.
The emphasis will be on the marketing of professional and collegiate athletes. Included
will be the use of marketing for teams, leagues and special events. The course will
also focus on negotiations, contracts and the role of the media.
Prerequisite(s): SMT 110 with a grade of 'C' or higher*.
*NOTE: SMT courses with pre-requisites cannot be added to a high school’s UHS offerings unless the pre- requisite class is offered as well.
PED 203 – Introduction to First Aid, AED and CPR Training
This course is designed to help students understand the principles of cardiopulmonary
resuscitation and the effectiveness of the trained first responder. Students will
become proficient in performing CPR on adults, children and infants. Students will
also learn to perform various methods of Airway and Pulmonary Resuscitation and AED.
The American Red Cross or the American Heart Association certification will be awarded
upon the completion of the course. The course will also involve first aid when caring
for accidents or sudden illness. Students will learn how to administer first aid and
conduct immediate rescue and care of an emergency victim. All students will receive
a Standard First Aid Card.
ART 123 – Art History
An analysis of the social, physical and psychological influences affecting the artist
during various historical periods through the present. Emphasis is on the interrelationship
between the changing purposes of art and variations in the meaning and form of artistic
VIS 101 – Introduction to Drawing
Students will be introduced to basic observational freehand drawing techniques, including
line, form, light and shade and composition. Students will study examples of work
from various artists and have an opportunity to apply this knowledge in the studio
and in outdoor settings.
VIS 105 – Introduction to Photography
This course is an introduction to the history, art and technique of photography. By
utilizing their own cameras and commercial processing, students will acquire the knowledge
and skills necessary to produce well composed and properly exposed creative photographs.
The estimated student cost for materials, including film, processing and other supplies
is approximately $200 (not including camera).
VIS 140 – Introduction to Graphic Design
An introduction to the fundamental concepts of design as applied to the communication
of information. The primary objective of this course is to develop the students' perceptual
and technical skills. Class discussions and hands-on projects will stress the effective
use of typography, images, and page layout principles to achieve a balance between
the design and readability of documents.
ARC 101 – Introduction to Architecture & Construction
This is an introduction to elementary concepts, literacy and graphics in the architectural
and construction field. This elective course is for students who have never taken
any hand drawing/drafting and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). The course will provide
a hands on experience in architectural and construction drawing/drafting, sketching,
model building, orthographic projection. The use of reading scales, lengths, areas
and volumes in drawings is developed to help students visualize and understand building
elements and plans. The course will include basic CAD fundamentals, site visits and
future employment requirements and opportunities for those interested in the major.
AET 101 – Internal Combustion Engine Theory and Servicing
This is a theory/laboratory course designed to introduce the student to basic heat
engine types, their physical configurations and various engine operating cycles. Analytic
pressure-volume diagrams are utilized to illustrate the effects of gasoline engine
design on performance and combustion requirements. Topics discussed include design,
construction, inspection techniques and servicing of the internal combustion engine
and its components. Laboratory activities are performed to provide relevant hands
on experience to the students. Also engine aspiration, combustion using the principles
of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, volumetric efficiency and fuel metering systems
will be discussed in this course.
AET 104 – Combustion Engine Theory
This is a theory course designed to introduce the student to basic heat engine types,
their physical configurations and various engine operating cycles. Analytic pressure-volume
diagrams are utilized to illustrate the effects of gasoline engine design on performance
and combustion requirements. Engine-vehicle performance parameters are analyzed, utilizing
individual and group problem solving techniques.
AET 105 – Fuel Systems – SI Engines
This is a theory/laboratory course developed to give the student a basic understanding
of spark ignited internal combustion engine fuel systems. Topics discussed include
engine aspiration and combustion using the principles of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics
as they apply to the intake, exhaust, volumetric efficiency and fuel metering systems.
Engine air/fuel requirements are examined along with state of the art fuel delivery
systems (carburation and fuel injection), with consideration given to fuel economy
and exhaust emissions. Performance characteristics of SI Engines utilizing alternate
types of fuels are also examined.
AET 106 – Suspension and Control Systems
This is a theory/laboratory course designed to provide a thorough understanding of
the design, construction and operation of automotive chassis and suspension systems.
Topics will include a study of the vehicle frame, suspension, steering, wheels, tires
and braking systems. Emphasis is directed to the analysis of the vehicle's systems
AET 109 – Automotive Electrical Principles
This is an automotive theory course designed to introduce students to basic automotive-oriented
electrical principles as they relate to both A.C. and D.C. circuits utilized in contemporary
automotive electrical systems.
AET 150 – Automotive Computer Applications
This is a theory/laboratory course designed to introduce the student to basic computer
utilization and programming. Topics include a thorough introduction to personal computers,
instruction in and development of basic programming. Students will be required to
develop basic programs for technical automotive problem solving and practical automotive
AET 290 – Project Seminar
This course is designed to provide the student with the challenge of an independent
project. Requirements will include the completion of an extensive faculty approved
research/construction project. This project must be related to the automotive field.
The student is responsible for the original project concept, which must be supported
by preliminary, progress and final technical reports. A video-taped oral presentation
is also required. Note: Students cannot get credit for AET 290 and 290W; AET 290W
can be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement. NOTE: Offered at the discretion
of the Automotive Department.
AVN 100 – General Aeronautics
This course provides introductory orientation and practical information essential
to the career progression of both pilots and aviation administrators. Topics include:
attributes of an aviation professional; aircraft design, components, performance,
operation, maintenance and safety with human factors emphasis.
AVN 101 - Aviation Industry: A History Perspective
This course is a basic survey of the aviation industry viewed from a historical perspective.
Topics covered will range from the early days of aviation to the present. The course
will also examine the chronology of aviation laws and regulations and how they have
changed from aviation beginnings in the United States to present day. At the conclusion
of this course, the student will have a comprehensive knowledge of the U.S. air transportation
industry and will understand its significant social/economic impact upon the nation
and the world.
AVN 202 - Aviation Meteorology
A basic course in Aviation Weather. Weather theory including differential heating,
air mass development, wind frontal activity and systems, weather hazards, weather
reporting and weather forecasting is covered. Charts which are studied include Surface
Analysis and Weather Depiction Charts, Constant Pressure Charts, Composite Moisture
Prerequisite(s): AVN 104 or AVN 100 with a grade of C or higher by department's approval*.
*NOTE: AVN courses with pre-requisites cannot be added to a high school’s UHS offerings unless the pre-requisite class is offered as well.
SST 115 – Computer Forensics
This course will introduce basic concepts of computer and digital hardware and software
as they apply to challenges of computer and mobile forensics, including the process
of analysis and examination of operating systems and file systems. Students will learn
differences in evidence locations and examination techniques on Windows and Linux
computers, as well as for common mobile devices. A concise survey of standard forensics
tools commonly used in forensics investigations will be presented and reviewed for
their latest features and applications. Legal issues governing the collection and
handling of digital evidence will be explored.
EET 105 – Introduction to Digital Electronics
An introduction to the fundamental concepts of Digital Electronics. Topics covered:
Number systems, Boolean Algebra, Logic Gates, Combinational Circuits, Karnaugh Map
Minimization Techniques, Adders, Signed Numbers, Multiplexers, Code-Converters, Decoders,
Encoders, Comparators and 7-segment displays. The laboratory component of the course
reinforces the topics covered in the theory through relevant experiments performed
by students using logic trainers.
ENV 101 – Energy Sustainability and Environment
This is an introductory course to create and enhance the critical awareness of the
student regarding various forms of energy, sustainability issues and the impact on
the environment through unbridled use of energy in the present day context. A scientific
and technological approach is used to discuss various topics. The knowledge base of
this course is derived from certain natural sciences such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology
and Eco-Science. The main topics of discussion are: Forms of energy, energy conservation,
impact on the environment by the use of energy, forms of renewable energy and sustainability
issues. The critical policy issues related to energy are also discussed. The course
prepares the student to be a fully aware citizen on energy issues facing the community
and the world.
MET 105L – Technical Drawing & CAD
This is a laboratory course designed to provide students with hands-on experience
in technical drawing and computer aided design (CAD). Students will apply traditional
drafting techniques, such as ortho-graphic projection, dimensioning, and tolerancing,
though 2D CAD software. Note: Student who have received credits for MET104 cannot
receive credit for this course.
MET 109 – Computer Programming & Applications
This is an introductory course in a computer programming language. Programs are specifically
written to be used in the areas of statics, strength of materials, machine design,
heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. Applications of the theoretical concepts are covered
in the required laboratory.
MET 117 – Manufacturing Processes
The main purpose of this course is to introduce the mechanical engineering technology
student to the principles and operation of mechanical equipment such as lathes, drill
press, milling machines and measuring requirements and measuring instruments. Several
manufacturing processes such as welding, powder metallurgy, sheet metal forming, extrusion,
etc. are also covered. Individual laboratory projects will be assigned to each student
to reinforce the topics covered in the theory. NOTE: Students completing this course
may not receive credit for AET 218T.
MET 215 – Special Topics in Engineering
This course will cover various applications of basic principles of statics, strength
of materials, electrical principles, introduction to basic principles of electromechanical
control systems and introduction to Robotics and automation systems. Students will
work on independent projects related to various engineering concepts by utilizing
various CAD software. This course can be used as a Technical Elective for Mechanical
Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Engineering Technology B.S. Degree programs.
HPW 101 – Perspectives on Health and Wellness
This course examines major contemporary public/individual health issues as an applied social science. It incorporates theoretical as well as practical applications in the health/wellness field. Emphasis is placed on social/behavioral development enhancement strategies at various life stages. HPW 101 compares the public health status of groups by variables such as socioeconomic position, environment, lifestyle behaviors, and genetics. Various health behaviors are analyzed, evaluated, and compared to standards. Preventive nutrition behaviors are addressed to aid in controlling chronic social problems such as obesity and malnutrition.
Additionally, this course discusses past/current government policy and politics in
structuring the public health of the United States. Note: Students cannot get credit
for HST 101 and HPW 101.
HPW 105 – Medical Terminology
This course is the study of medical terminology. The focus is on prefixes, suffixes,
word roots and their combining forms by an introduction to medical word building and
the general structure of the body and its various body systems. Students will learn
word construction, spelling, usage, comprehension, and phonetic 'sounds like' pronunciations
as well as some common medical abbreviations. This course is just right for Health
Studies students who are considering a career in dental hygiene, nursing, or medical
NTR 110 – Introduction to Nutrition Science
This course stresses the practical application of nutritional science throughout life.
It discusses nutritional changes that occur during various life stages such as pregnancy,
infancy, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Students explore the biological aspect
of all major nutrients and relate them to chronic diseases. Basic chemistry principles
are applied to major nutrient groups. Recommendations for adequate nutrient intake
are presented and related to food consumption habits. This course evaluates nutritional
supplement claims and discusses changes in athlete nutrient requirements in training
and during competition. Note: Students who receive credit for BIO 125 may not receive
credit for NTR 110.
NTR 200 - Food Science
Food Science integrates an interdisciplinary science approach to food and its components.
Relationships between the chemical composition of food and sensory properties are
delineated. In this course students evaluate the effects of processing, preparation,
and storage on the quality, safety, and nutritive value of various food categories.
Further, this course examines the application of technology to both improve and expand
the food supply. Food science applies concepts from nutrition, health, biology, and
chemistry to discriminate how the various ingredients in foods interact. Laboratory
testing and food science techniques specific to the science of food are explored.
The course, NTR 200L, is a part of the grade for this course.
Prerequisite(s): NTR 110 or BIO 125* Corequisite(s): NTR 200L
*NOTE: NTR courses with pre-requisites cannot be added to a high school’s UHS offerings unless the pre-requisite class is offered as well.