60 Credits    AS 3520/2520,  Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Degree Description

The 60-credit Associate of Science in Pre-Social Work degree is a pathway for students who intend to complete a 4-year social work degree and will be accepted at any Minnesota State University that offers a bachelor's degree in social work.  The university guarantees that a student transfers into a designated bachelor's program with a junior standing and may complete the bachelor's degree with an additional 60 credits.

Campuses: Faribault and North Mankato

Estimate for 60 credit program

Tuition is paid on a semester by semester basis and will vary depending on the courses and total credits you take.

Tuition and Fees: $11,925
Tools and Equipment: $ n/a
Total Estimated Cost: $11,925 *

Compare the costs and you'll see that tuition at South Central College is much more affordable than other institutions.

*Based on 2021-22 tuition rates. Does not include extra expenses for online delivery, course fees, or course differental. Books, transportation, and living expenses also not included.

The course requirements listed below are specific to the current school year (noted above). If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (6 Courses)

Please choose the following courses:

HSER1000 Introduction to Counseling (3 Credits)

This course provides students with an introduction to the skills of counseling. Students will learn how to identify and explore feelings, set up a positive environment, learn effective helping skills, and explore treatment issues. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the principles of interviewing and on the demonstrated application of these skills by the student. Students examine how these skills affect relationship building and therapeutic interventions. Guided encounters, discussions, presentations, and assigned projects will be utilized. (Prerequisites: None)

HSER1010 Disability and Person Centered Planning (4 Credits)

This course gives an overview of how service providers work with one another in order to assure the delivery of optimal supports. It will introduce you to a variety of strategies and techniques used to facilitate person centered planning for individualized and real life goals. Topics covered in the course include: the use of support teams (effective team work, team dynamics, communication skills and problem solving skills); working with families; direct service provider roles and responsibilities; diversity, confidentiality, and advocacy issues; the civil and disability rights movement; interdisciplinary team planning processes; and use of the Planning Alternate Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) planning system to promote minimally invasive care and support strategies. (Prerequisites: None)

HSER1020 Behavioral Interventions (3 Credits)

This course provides an in-depth look at positive supports and interventions for those with challenging behaviors, and reviews human development, learning styles, and teaching techniques. Additionally, analysis of a wide variety of multiple positive behavior strategies will be conducted. This course reviews the philosophy of behavior modification and theory, incident and accident reports, and documentation requirements. Emphasis is placed on understanding and supporting an individual's learning barriers by using positive approaches, as well as understanding and responding to behaviors with positive supports. Students will explore how their individual values and personal experiences influence the ways in which they respond to and assess individual's abilities. Students will also acquire knowledge and skills relating to functional and specialized assessments, the importance of using non-aversive interventions and the selection and use of appropriate non-aversive behavioral supports. Methods for designing, planning, developing, and implementing skill orientated support plans are taught in this course. (Prerequisites: None)

HSER1030 Poverty (3 Credits)

This course examines the causes and consequences of poverty. Students will learn the terminology and analyze the philosophical, conceptual, and theoretical frameworks utilized by diverse agents to understand and address poverty. Specific interventions are explored and analyzed. The goal of this course is to develop social work professionals who understand the problem of poverty from a variety of disciplines, understand key concepts, and will be prepared and willing to intervene regardless of area of practice. (Prerequisite: None)

HSER2000 Field Experience (4 Credits)

This course is designed to provide the student with a practical experience within the social services field. Each field experience is individualized and students will be placed within a social service agency by the instructor based on the student's interest, skill set, and agency availability. The focus of field experience is to give the students experience with a client population and practice modeling social work values and ethics. Students will complete field experience their last semester. (Prerequisites: Instructor approval required)

SOWK100 Introduction to Social Work (3 Credits)

This course provides students with an introduction to the profession of social work using a generalist model to practice in a diverse society. Students will learn about the history of the profession, values and ethics, roles and tasks, and theories required for social work practice along with various fields of practice. Students will experience group work learning to develop critical thinking skills and professional communication. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher AND completion of either ENGL 0090 or EAP 0095 or ENGL 100 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.) (MnTC Goal Areas: None)

Required Arts and Sciences (10 Courses)

Please choose the following courses:

BIOL162 Human Biology (4 Credits)

This one-semester course is an introduction to the biology of the human body. Basic form and function of the body systems and their interactions will be emphasized. Other topics include: terminology, basic chemistry, cell biology genetics, molecular biology and nutrition as it relates to the human body. This course contains a laboratory portion. (Minnesota Transfer Curriculum goal area 3) (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 3: Natural Sciences)

COMM140 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)

In this class, participants will examine key components of interpersonal communication theory, identify the interpersonal communication skills necessary for healthy relationships, assess their own interpersonal communication effectiveness, and practice and hone interpersonal communication skills necessary for healthy home and work relationships. This course will also address relevant issues of social interaction, including how human diversity/culture (age, race, gender, etc.) affects our interpersonal communication. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 1: Communication)

ENGL100 Composition (4 Credits)

Composition is concerned with developing, through theory and practice, the ability to communicate in written form for personal and professional reasons. Students will develop writing skills, analytic skills, and critical thinking skills. Students will complete readings, papers, grammar exercises, and in-class activities. Students will complete research and write a research paper. Students will learn methods of writing informatively and persuasively. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher AND completion of either ENGL 0090 or EAP 0095 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 1: Communication)

ETHN101 American Racial Minorities (3 Credits)

This course will introduce students to the importance and the understanding of the nature of race relations in the United States of America. Students will use the various sociological perspectives as a lens to examine the social construction of race, ethnicity and the evolving nature of race and ethnic relations in the U.S. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 5, 9: History/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Ethical & Civic Responsibility)


GEOG101 Introduction to Physical Geography (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to physical geography that systematically examines the spatial patterns and interrelationships among physical elements at the earth's surface. Students will study the earth's physical environment, its systems, and the physical processes that drive them through study of weather, climate, natural vegetation, soil, and landforms. However, these topics are not just discussed independently since the course concentrates on understanding the integration of these areas of the natural world. Geography focuses on human activities, and so the course will highlight some of the basic interactions between human activity and the natural environment. Current issues will be discussed and a scientific foundation provided for understanding global warming and other critical environmental issues. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 3, 10: Natural Sciences, People & the Environment)

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GEOG104 Introduction to Weather and Climate (3 Credits)

This course will serve as an introduction to the basic atmospheric processes described as weather. Topics including atmospheric pressure, winds, temperature patterns, humidity and precipitation, and severe weather phenomena will be examined. The spatial distribution of global climates and climate change will also be explored. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 3, 10: Natural Sciences, People & The Environment)


MATH154 Elementary Statistics (4 Credits)

This course introduces the essential mathematical elements of statistics, applying them to a broad range of areas including business, manufacturing, economics, and the physical, biological and social sciences. Topics include descriptive measures of data, measures of central tendency, variability, standard probability distributions, tests of hypotheses, confidence intervals, and estimation. To put the treatment on a strong foundation, concepts of probability are developed throughout, and shown to form the unifying theme behind modern statistics. (Prerequisites: Next-Generation Accuplacer QAS score of 250 to 300; or Classic Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 56 or higher AND Classic Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of 76 or higher; or completion of either MATH 0085 or MATH 0095 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher or ACT Math score of 19 or higher.)

POL 110 American Government (3 Credits)

American Government introduces students to the fundamentals of American National Government. The course includes an examination of basic American political principles and practices, the Constitution, major institutions, and civil liberties. The objective of this course is to acquaint students with the complexities of the American political system. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 5, 9: History/Social & Behavioral Science, Ethical and Civic Responsibility)

PSYC100 Introduction to Psychology (4 Credits)

This course will introduce the broad spectrum of theories and applications that make up the field of psychology. Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes, and how they are affected by physical and mental states, and external environments and social forces. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 5: History/Social & Behavioral Sciences)

PSYC110 Lifespan Psychology (3 Credits)

This is an introductory course examining human development across the lifespan, with emphasis on normal physical, cognitive, and social development. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 5, 7: History/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Diversity)

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 Credits)

The world is a far more diverse place than you might think! This course is a broad survey of sociology and its practical uses for all of us. In this course, students are introduced to a variety of topics, emphasizing breadth rather than depth. After learning about the basic theories and methods of sociology, students will cover topics such as race, gender, education, religion, social class, work, family, the environment, government and politics, organizations and bureaucracy, and other topics. Students will learn about the nature of all of these areas and their effects on individuals and their broader implications for society. In the end, students will leave with a far greater understanding of how society is organized and what that means for where we have been, where we are, and where we are going as a people. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC Goal Areas 5 & 8: History and Social Sciences, Global Perspective)

Additional Required Arts and Sciences (6 Credits)

Please choose 6 credits from MnTC Goal Area 6.

ART 100 Art Appreciation (3 Credits)

Art Appreciation is the historical and topical study of art and its relationship to culture and society. This course incorporates the extensive use of visual materials to teach the essentials and aesthetics of art, civilization, and daily life. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ART 150 Drawing I (3 Credits)

This drawing course will further the students' understanding of the core elements of drawing: line, composition, perspective, proportion, texture, value, and shading. These drawing elements will be taught through both traditional and modern methods. The course will also include several short lectures to give examples of the work, and to expand art appreciation. There will be a strong emphasis on the student's ability to critique their own work along with their peers. The dialogue within the classroom will help to expand the student's skills and process. (Prerequisites: None) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ART 155 Visual Narrative (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of visual narrative and the various ways it can be used as a tool for aesthetic and conceptual expression. Students will expand their knowledge of storytelling in artistic practice by examining compositional design, symbolic imagery and sequential image making. While studying the methodology of narrative, students will create their own storyboard layout in preparation for a final, refined visual narrative presentation in the student's format of choice, (film/video, graphic novel, drawings/paintings, etc.) In addition, this course will also explore visual narratives from cultures that are not mainstream American culture. Included in this examination is the study of non-linear and multi-linear formats. Through the investigation of traditional and non-traditional visual narrative, students will be provided with the tools to express their own voice with new insight and perspective. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 6, 7: Humanities and Fine Arts, Human Diversity)

ART 165 Public Art (3 Credits)

Public Art is a painting course focused on the creation of art through painting a large-scale mural. Students will work collaboratively to complete the site-specific work while developing and refining their painting and drawing skills. Through lectures and presentations, historical and contemporary examples of mural painting will be explored, giving students a sound basis for understanding the significance of murals in the historical and global context. Students will hone drawing skills while transferring the design onto the wall surface, learn to mix colors and to adapt painting techniques to the use of exterior latex paint. Students will also learn to work cooperatively with others on the completion of the project, and to align their work with one another in order to develop a cohesive single painting. They will critique the work on a weekly basis as the project progresses, keeping journals of their experience and using photographic documentation as a means of analyzing technical development. (Prerequisite: None) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ART 170 Digital Video Production (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of digital video production. Students will learn how to produce digital video productions utilizing story-boarding, lighting and shooting techniques. Students will use video and audio editing software to import, assemble and edit clips, add transitions, create super-impositions and titles in finished video productions. In addition, they will learn hardware set-up, capturing techniques and video compression schemes as they output their work to various video formats. The course also examines the history and application of video in contemporary art, documentary, film and television production. (Prerequisite: None) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ART 180 Digital Photography 2 (3 Credits)

ART 201 Art History I (3 Credits)

This course provides an overview of visual culture from prehistory through the Middle Ages, including art and architecture from both Western and non-Western cultures. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 6, 8: Humanities and Fine Arts, Global Perspective)

ART 202 Art History II (3 Credits)

This course provides an overview of visual culture, including art and architecture, from the Middle Ages to the present time.(Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 6, 8: Humanities and Fine Arts, Global Perspective)

ART 240 Digital Photography 2 (3 Credits)

This course will introduce the student to both the practical and theoretical application of controlling the digital photographer's most important tool, light. The course will deal with, through the use of light modifying devices and software, how to control the direction, quantity, quality, ratio and color of light for both outdoor (natural) and indoor (existing) light. Students enrolled in this course will study advanced lighting techniques, contemporary practices and theories in digital photography. Students will work with intermediate and advanced digital imaging software. This course will emphasize the student's development of individual artistic voice applied in a portfolio of digital photographic images. Students enrolling in this course are required to supply their own digital camera, tripod, image editing software, and lighting equipment as specified in the course syllabus. Image editing software will also be available for use in the open computer lab at South Central College's North Mankato campus. (Prerequisite: ART 140 or instructor approval) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ART 250 Drawing II (3 Credits)

This course builds upon the concepts of Drawing I (ART 150). Students will further their understanding of drawing issues by creating artwork that explores process, personal imagery, formal analysis, and conceptual goals. Historical and contemporary models will continue to be explored and discussed relative to the students' own artwork. (Prerequisite: ART 150) (MNTC 6: The Humanities--The Arts, Literature and Philosophy)

ART 270 Digital Video Production 2 (3 Credits)

This course covers advanced digital video techniques including scripting, lighting, shooting, editing and the overall video/audio production sequence. Students will develop advanced skills for any profession that involves video production such as television, documentation, filmmaking, contemporary art, web design, multimedia communication, animation and computer gaming. Students will use advanced non-linear video and audio editing software. Final project is a video series or single production of substantial length within the field of artistic, commercial and/or documentary video. Students will examine and utilize advanced application of cinematic philosophy, production techniques and technologies in the fields of film, videography, documentary production, and multimedia. This course also covers the current visual culture and how it applies to a digital cinematic/video production. Students will participate as a member of a production crew on college productions when available. (Prerequisite: a grade of C or higher in ART 170 or instructor permission) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ART 110 Art Structure (3 Credits)

Art Structure is an introductory studio course for all students. It is designed to acquaint the student with the materials and techniques of the visual artist, principles of design, basic color theory, creativity, and the artistic process. Students will explore and produce works in various traditional and contemporary media of the visual arts. (Prerequisites: None) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ENGL110 Introduction to Literature (4 Credits)

Introduction to Literature allows students to sample various literary forms (plays, prose, poetry, nonfiction) from various histories and cultures. The course is designed to develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills, and increase appreciation of the diversity of human experience. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 6: Humanities and the Fine Arts)

ENGL111 Introduction to Film (4 Credits)

This course is designed to introduce and acclimate students to film as a significant artistic, rhetorical and cultural medium. Course content focuses on film as an element of popular culture, as well as film genres, cinematic techniques and cinematic conventions. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MnTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ENGL120 Human Diversity in Literature and Film (4 Credits)

This course introduces students to works of literature and film with a focus on understanding the literary and cinematic contributions made by under-represented peoples. The course is designed to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills, and increase appreciation of the diversity of human experience. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6, 7: Humanities and Fine Arts, Human Diversity)

ENGL130 World Literature and Film (4 Credits)

This course introduces students to works of literature and film from a variety of world cultures. The course is designed to increase knowledge of world cultures and appreciation and understanding of cultural differences in representation and in seeing, believing, and being. The course emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6, 8: Humanities and Fine Arts, Global Perspective)

ENGL140 British Literature (4 Credits)

This is a one-semester course for students who are interested in the development of English thought and language from the days of the Anglo-Saxons to the present time. Students will examine the historical context of the literature as well as particular authors, ideas, and styles. Class time will be devoted to reading, discussing, and analyzing selected groups of writings representative of major historical periods in the development of British writing. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ENGL150 Introduction to Poetry (4 Credits)

This course introduces students to various elements of the genre of poetry, including (but not limited to) word choice, images, figures of speech, symbols, sounds, patterns of rhythm, and poetic forms . Students will use literary criticism techniques as they study poets and poems from many times, places, and movements of literature. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ENGL160 Introduction to Short Story (4 Credits)

This course introduces students to the genre of short story and literary analysis. Students will examine literary concepts such as time, setting, place, narrative, plot, characterization, and literary device. They will also study the authors and the influence of history and place on the short story form. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ENGL205 Special Topics in Literature & Film: (4 Credits)

All ENGL 205 courses help students understand how literature and film tell stories and create versions of history. Students will explore literary concepts such as time, setting, place, narrative, plot, characterization, and literary device. Students will also study the individual cultures that generate the narratives covered in the class. Any ENGL 205 class has been specially designed by an SCC English instructor to appeal to SCC students. The instructor has chosen the subject material related to his or her interests, students' interests, or his or her teaching expertise. (Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or instructor permission.) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ENGL206 Children's Literature (4 Credits)

Children's Literature provides a survey of literature for children from through history to its place in contemporary society. The course introduces students to literature for children from birth to age 21, pairing literature with cognitive, emotional, and social development. Students will explore children's literature as real literature, examining literary concepts such as time, setting, place, narrative, plot, characterization, and literary device. We will also study the individual aspects of culture(s) that generate the narratives covered in class and how children's literature can create its own version of history and reflect its culture. (Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or instructor permission) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ENGL208 African American Literature (4 Credits)

Surveys African American literature, including short stories, poetry, novels and criticism. Students will be thoroughly acquainted with a scope of African American authors, poets and recognize their contributions to the contextual fabric of America. Students will explore many historical benchmarks within African American history such as slavery, the Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights movement. This course will situate literary works within these historic and cultural contexts, but will also emphasize close readings of the texts. (Prerequisites: This course requires a passing grade in ENGL 100 or instructor permission) (MNTC 6, 7: Humanities & Fine Arts, Human Diversity)

ART 115 Three Dimensional Design (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to creating art in three dimensions. It is designed to acquaint students with traditional and non-traditional 3D materials, techniques and concepts. Students will learn about the elements and principles of composition in three dimensions and the various ways this art can be used as a tool for aesthetic and conceptual understanding. Students will apply their understanding of these concepts through hands-on studio work as well as through evaluation and analysis in critiques and class discussions. (Prerequisite: none.) (MNTC 6: The Humanities--The Arts, Literature and Philosophy)

ENGL210 Introduction to Creative Writing (4 Credits)

This course introduces students to the study of creative writing. Course content focuses primarily on reading several genres of writing (e.g., short story, poetry, non-fiction, and play/screenplay) and then practicing those forms and completing constructive critique of students' practice. (Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or instructor permission) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ENGL220 Creative Writing: Fiction (4 Credits)

For students who have been introduced to the study of creative writing, this course content will focus primarily on the development of fiction-writing skills through reading, evaluating, and practicing the form. Emphasis will be placed on elements of fiction such as character, setting, plot, theme, point of view, and narrative voice. Constructive critique and revision will be practiced. Assignments may take the form of reading, written critical evaluations of literature, quizzes, and student presentations, as well as student creation of works of fiction. (Prerequisite: ENGL 210 or instructor permission) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

ENGL230 Creative Writing: Screen Writing (4 Credits)

For students who are interested in the study of creative writing or film-making, this course content will focus primarily on the development of screen-writing skills through watching film clips, reading screenplays, evaluating story conveyance through the film medium, and practicing writing in the form. Emphasis will be placed on creating a story arc with a three-act sequence while incorporating elements of fiction such as character, setting, plot, theme, point of view, and elements of film such as scene set-up, camera angle, transitions, and primarily dialogue. Constructive critique and revision will be practiced. Assignments may take the form of reading, written critical evaluations of film and literature, occasional quizzes, student presentations, discussion, as well as student creation of screenplay. (Prerequisite: ENGL 100) (MNTC 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts)

HUM 111 Introduction to Film (4 Credits)

This course is designed to introduce and acclimate students to film as a significant artistic, rhetorical and cultural medium. Course content focuses on film as an element of popular culture, as well as film genres, cinematic techniques and cinematic conventions. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6: Humanities & Fine Arts)

HUM 121 Introduction to the Humanities (4 Credits)

This course is an overview of the principal trends in Western thought and artistic expression from ancient times to the contemporary. Its aim is to foster an appreciation of how diverse ideas and works of art have contributed to our understanding of the universal human experience. Classroom instruction will be supplemented by guided tours of museums/exhibitions, and attendance at live performances of works pertinent to the course. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 6: Humanities & Fine Arts)

HUM 122 Introduction to Humanities II (4 Credits)

This course is an overview of the principal trends in Western thought and artistic expression from the Middle Ages transition into the Renaissance to the modern world. Its aim is to foster an appreciation of how diverse ideas and works of art have contributed to our understanding of the universal human experience. Classroom instruction will be supplemented by guided tours of museums/exhibitions, and attendance at live performances of works pertinent to the course. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 6, 8: Humanities & Fine Arts, Global Perspective)

HUM 150 Global Connections Travel Seminar (1 Credit)

The Global Connections Seminar is a one-credit course which prepares students for traveling with one or more instructors. Its specific content will be determined by the intended destination, and will include information on the history, geography, culture, art, and religion of that region. THE SEMINAR IS ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE TRIP. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 6, 8: Humanities & Fine Arts, Global Perspective)

HUM 205 Special Topics in the Humanities: (1 - 4 Credits)

Any HUM class that has been specially designed by an SCC Humanities instructor to appeal to SCC students. The instructor has chosen the subject material related to his/her interests, students' interests, or his/her teaching expertise. (Prerequisite: All HUM 205 courses require a passing grade in ENGL 100 or instructor permission) (MNTC 6: Humanities & Fine Arts)

HUM 250 Global Connections Travel Seminar II (1 - 3 Credits)

The Global Connections Seminar is a three-credit course which travel with one or more instructors. Its specific content will be determined by the intended destination, and will include information on the history, geography, culture, art, and religion of that region. THE SEMINAR IS ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE TRIP. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 6, 8: Humanities & Fine Arts, Global Perspective)

MUSC100 Music in the Global Culture (3 Credits)

This course is a historical study of music and its relation to culture and society including a brief survey of the elements of music, incorporating the extensive use of audio recordings. Attendance at a live performance is required. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 6, 8: Humanities and Fine Arts, Global Perspective)

ART 120 Metal Art (3 Credits)

MUSC121 Class Guitar (2 Credits)

This class will offer our students the chance to learn how to play the guitar at the beginners level. Students who take this class must provide their own guitar. There will be individual instruction with the student along with class instruction. Students will start with the basics of how to tune their guitar both in standard tuning and alternate tunings. They will then create selected musical scale and learn how to play them on the guitar. They will then learn basic open-chords and bar-chords and how to play them in proper order. We will look at simple chord progressions of pop, rock and country music and will then learn how to play them on their guitar. Students will also learn the basics of a guitar solo. (Prerequisite: None) (MNTC 6: Humanities & Fine Arts)

MUSC131 Music Theory 1 (2 Credits)

Music Theory 1 focuses on written music notation skills including scales, tonality, key modes, intervals, transposition, chords, cadences, non-harmonic tones and melodic organization. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.)

MUSC141 Vocal Ensemble - Concert Choir (1 Credit)

Vocal Ensemble is a performing ensemble. Students will meet for rehearsals three times a week and learn a repertoire of both traditional and modern songs while practicing appropriate vocal techniques. After learning their music for several weeks in the semester, the vocal ensemble will perform at selected elderly and assisted care facilities in the area. (Prerequisite: None)

PHIL105 World Religions (4 Credits)

This course is a basic introduction to the major world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It also explores related issues in the Philosophy of Religion. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 6, 8: Humanities and Fine Arts, Global Perspective)