Reynolds Community College Course Descriptions

The course selection is based on the Reynolds approved course list.  Course offerings are tentative and are subject to change.

APPROVED LABORATORY SCIENCE

BIO 101 General Biology I (4 cr.)
Explores fundamental characteristics of living matter from the molecular level to the ecological community with emphasis on general biological principles. Introduces the diversity of living organisms, their structure, function and evolution. Part I of II.

BIO 102 General Biology II (4 cr.)
Explores fundamental characteristics of living matter from the molecular level to the ecological community with emphasis on general biological principles. Introduces the diversity of living organisms, their structure, function and evolution. Part II of II.

ENGLISH

ENG 111 College Composition I (3 cr.)
Introduces students to critical thinking and the fundamentals of academic writing. Through the writing process, students refine topics; develop and support ideas; investigate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate resources; edit for effective style and usage; and determine appropriate approaches for a variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes.  Writing activities will include exposition and analysis with at least one researched essay.

ENG 112 College Composition II (3 cr.)
Continues to develop college writing with increased emphasis on critical essays, argumentation, and research, developing these competencies through the examination of a range of texts about the human experience. Requires students to locate, evaluate, integrate, and document sources and effectively edit for style and usage.  Requires students to develop competency in preparing and delivering an oral presentation.

ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I (3 cr.)
Examines American literary works from pre-colonial times to about 1865, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of our national literature. Involves critical reading and writing. ENG 241 has been designated as a “writing intensive” course according to standards developed by the English department.

ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II (3 cr.)
Examines American literary works from 1865 to the present, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of our national literature.  Involves critical reading and writing. ENG 242 has been designated as a “writing intensive” course according to standards developed by the English department. Prerequisite: ENG 112

 

HISTORY

HIS 121 United States History I (3 cr.)
Surveys the United States history from its beginning to the present (part I of II). History 121 and 122 need not be taken in sequence.

HIS 122 United States History II (3 cr.)
Surveys the United States history from its beginning to the present (part II of II). History 121 and 122 need not be taken in sequence.

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

PLS 211 United States Government I (3 cr.)
Teaches structure, operation, and process of national, state and local governments.  Includes in-depth study of the three branches of the government and of public policy.

PLS 212 United States Government II (3 cr.)
Teaches structure, operation, and process of national, state and local governments.  Includes in-depth study of the three branches of the government and of public policy.

MATH ESSENTIALS

MTH 163 Precalculus I (3 cr.)
Prepares students for applied calculus or elementary discrete mathematics. Presents college algebra, matrices, and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

MTH 270 Applied Calculus (3 cr.)
Introduces limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, techniques of integration, and partial differentiation.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIALS

ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts  (3 cr.)
Covers computer concepts and internet skills and uses a software suite which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to demonstrate skills required for computer literacy. Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills.

ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software (Excel) (3 cr.)
Covers the use of spreadsheet software to create spreadsheets with formatted cells and cell ranges, control pages, multiple sheets, charts, and macros. Includes typing and editing text in a cell, entering data on multiple worksheets, working  with formulas and functions, creating charts, and pivot tables, styles, inserting headers and footers, and filtering data. Covers MOS Excel objectives.

 

BUSINESS and ACCOUNTING

BUS 100 Introduction to Business (3 cr.)
Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Develops business vocabulary.

ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I (3 cr.)
Presents accounting principles and their application to various businesses. Covers the accounting cycle, income determination, and financial reporting. Studies services, merchandising, and internal controls.

ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II (3 cr.)
Continues Accounting Principles 211 with emphasis on the application to partnerships, corporations, and the study of financial analysis. Includes an introduction to cost and managerial accounting concepts. Prerequisite: ACC 211.

 

ECONOMICS

ECO 201 Principles of Economics I–Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
Introduces macroeconomics including the study of Keynesian, classical, monetarist principles and theories, the study of national economic growth, inflation, recession, unemployment, financial markets, money and banking, the role of government spending and taxation, along with international trade and investments.

ECO 202 Principles of Economics II–Microeconomics (3 cr.)
Introduces the basic concepts of microeconomics. Explores the free market concepts with coverage of economic models and graphs, scarcity and choices, supply and demand, elasticity’s, marginal benefits and cost, profits, and production and distribution.

 

PERSONAL WELLNESS ELECTIVE

HLT 115 Personal and Community Health (3 cr.)
Explores the relationship between personal health and physical fitness as they apply to individuals in today’s society. Includes nutrition, weight control, stress, conditioning, and drugs.

COLLEGE SUCCESS

SDV 100 College Success Skills (1 cr.)
Assists students in transition to college. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, and curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. May include English and math placement testing. Strongly recommended for beginning students