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PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions 3 Hours (3-0) Is a survey of the major belief systems in society today- Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, how they are different from ancient belief systems and how they are influencing new religious movements.

PHIL 1316 History of Christianity 3 Hours (3-0) This course is an historical survey of the development of Christianity and its role in world history, from its origins to the present time covering theological and institutional issues. Course may be taken for either credit or non-credit. Also HIST 1316.

PHIL 2303 Introduction to Logic 3 Hours (3-0) “Introduction to Logic” introduces the students to the nature and methods of correct reasoning; deductive and inductive proof; fallacies; argumentation.

PHIL 2306 Ethics 3 Hours (3-0) This course covers the major classic philosophies of life with consideration of some of the value or “goodness” involved in the moral, religious, aesthetic, and scientific points of view.

PHIL 2321 Philosophy of Religion 3 Hours (3-0) “Philosophy of Religion” is a study of the nature and philosophical implications of religious beliefs, experienc- es, and practices, and the relation of these to other major human concerns.

PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4 Hours (3-4) This course will enable students to become familiar with classical mechanics, thermodynamics, and wave motion. This course is designed for students planning to study medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, biol- ogy, architecture, and the technical disciplines. A knowl- edge of algebra and elementary trigonometry is needed.

PHYS 1402 College Physics II 4 Hours (3-4) This course will enable students to become proficient in optics, electricity, magnetism, and selected topics from modern physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 1401.

PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies 4 Hours (3-3)

Study of stars, galaxies, and the universe outside our solar system. Non-majors.

PHYS 1404 Solar System 4 Hours (3-3)

Study of the sun and its solar system, including its origin. Non-majors.

PHYS 1415 Physical Science I 4 Hours (3-3) This is a survey course in the physical sciences and scien- tific methods and is intended for non-science majors. The course introduces topics in physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and astronomy with an emphasis on phys- ics topics. A lab is included, and basic mathematics is required.

PHYS 1417 Physical Science II 4 Hours (3-3) This is a continuation of PHYS 1415 with an emphasis on topics in chemistry, geology, meteorology, and astronomy. A lab is included, and basic mathematics is required.

PHYS 2425 University Physics I 4 Hours (3-3) This course will enable students of the physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics to become proficient in classical mechanics and thermodynamics. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH 2413

PHYS 2426 University Physics II 4 Hours (3-3) This course will enable students to become proficient in classical electricity and magnetism, wave motion, and optics. Prerequisite: PHYS 2425 or Co-requisite: MATH 2414

POFI 1204 Computer Fundamentals 2 Hours (2-1) Computer applications specific to business-related soft- ware. Emphasizes the concurrent development of office skills and computer knowledge. Students will differentiate among systems, applications, and utility software; format, edit, and enhance a document; and manage files and fold- ers.

POFI 1270 Field Reports and Data Transfer 2 hours (2-0) Essential computer application, writing, and computa- tional skills required by the energy industry for comple- tion of reports. The student will demonstrate computer applications, writing, and computational skills to produce reports used by the energy industry in various field-related activities.

POFI 2401 Word Processing 4 Hours (3-3) Word processing software focusing on business applica- tions. Students will produce documents using word pro- cessing applications. Prerequisite: POFT 1227 or instruc- tor permission.

POFI 2431 Desktop Publishing for the Office 4 Hours (3-3) In-depth coverage of desktop publishing terminology, text editing, and use of design principles to create publish- ing material using word processing desktop publishing features. Emphasis on layout techniques, graphics, and multiple page displays. The student will define desktop publishing terminology; manipulate text and graphics to create a balanced and focused layout; and create flyers, brochures, and multiple-page documents according to specified procedures. Prerequisite: ITSW 1401 or instruc- tor permission.

POFI 2440 Advanced Word Processing 4 Hours (3-3) Advanced techniques in merging, macros, graphics, and desktop publishing. Includes extensive formatting for technical documents. Emphasis on business applications. Students will implement advanced features; import data; and incorporate graphic, collaborative, and special func- tions to enhance documents. Prerequisite: ITSW 1401.

POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications 3 Hours (3-0) Medical software applications for the management and operation of health care information systems. Students will utilize medical software applications; manage patient database; process billing; maintain schedules; and generate reports.

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