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SOC 216 (3 credits)
Multiculturalism

Introduction to general issues regarding cultural diversity. A focus
on complex and diverse group activities in the contemporary
workplace with an emphasis on coping skills with persons from
different ethic, gender, religious, and professional backgrounds
and perspectives.

SOC 221 (3 credits)
Marriage and the Family

Contemporary American marriage and family patterns are
discussed. Topics include historical and cross-cultural perspectives;
current trends toward urbanization and changing value systems;
and cultural, psychological, and social factors involved in the
changing American family.

PRE-MAJOR PROGRAM

Students may need to complete a course or courses at a foundational
level before entering a specific program of study. Students in
foundational reading, writing, and mathematics courses are required
to earn at least a "C" grade. Students must also pass COMPASS
testing requirements or demonstrate academic excellence in required
courses with grades of "B" or higher.
*These courses may not be used to meet graduation requirements.

CP 011 *
Career Preparation I

Students are introduced to eight different areas of technology,
drafting, electronics, graphics, woodworking, engineering,
plastics, ceramics, and metals. By exposing students to these eight
different areas, students gain a better understanding of each area
and how it may apply to them specifically.
Prerequisite: Must obtain a "C" or higher for successful completion.

CP 012 *
Career Preparation II

This is a continuation of CP 011, where students apply advanced
concepts to eight different areas of technology, drafting, electronics,
graphics, woodworking, engineering, plastics, ceramics, and metals.
Prerequisite: CP 011. Must obtain a "C" or higher for successful
completion

DENG 020 *
Basic Writing I

Intensive review and drill in grammar, usage, and sentence/
paragraph construction. For students whose test scores and/
or writing performance indicate need for improvement in basic
grammar skills. Course must be taken before DENG 021.
Prerequisite: Must obtain a "C" or higher for successful completion

DENG 021 *
Basic Writing II

Intensive review and drill in grammar, usage, and sentence/
paragraph construction. For students whose test scores and/
or writing performance indicate need for improvement in basic
composition skills. Students must earn a "C" or higher in this
course before entrance into ENG 106.
100 * Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

DENG 025 *
Basic Reading I

Development and improvement of reading skills. For students
whose test scores indicate the need for improvement in basic
reading skills and strategies. Course must be taken before DENG
026: Basic Reading II and may not be used to meet certificate or
degree requirements. Basic Reading I is the first part of a twosemester course that is only offered in the fall semester. Prerequisite:
Must obtain a "C" or higher for successful completion

DENG 026 *
Basic Reading II

Continuation of development and improvement of reading skills.
The second part of a two-semester course for students whose test
scores indicate need for improvement in basic reading skills and
strategies. Course must be taken after DENG 025: Basic Reading
I and may not be used to meet certificate or degree requirements.
Basic Reading II is the second part of a two-semester course that
is only offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisite: DENG 025; must obtain a "C" or higher for successful
completion.

DMAT 010 *
Fundamentals of Mathematics

Development and improvement of basic math skills. Whole
numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, measurement, and various
other essential topics are taught. For students whose test scores
indicate the need for development and/or improvement in
fundamental math skills. This course may not be used to meet
certificate or degree requirements.
Prerequisite: None; by placement score. Must obtain a "C" or
higher for successful completion

DMAT 030 *
Introduction to Algebra

Develops fundamental algebra skills necessary in vocational/
technical occupations. Topics include real numbers, solving first
degree equations, exponents, polynomials, and factoring. This
course may not be used to meet degree requirements.
Prerequisite: DMAT 010: Fundamentals of Mathematics with a
grade of "C" or higher or by placement test

DSOC 010 *
Success Strategies

Encourages students to live healthy lifestyles, develop academic
skills, foster habits of punctuality, and maintain good attendance
records in all classes. Time management, positive attitude, and
goal orientation are also covered. Included in this course is a 2.5
hour lab for developing academic technology skills.
Prerequisite: Must obtain a "C" or higher for successful completion.

DSOC 011 *
Success Strategies Lab



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