News: Course values adjusted

By Nick Patterson

Byline Staff

Changes in the credit value of requirements for RCC’s Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree will eliminate issues for students who transfer before completion of their degree.

Students transferring from RCC before completing their degrees were previously having their art, humanities and social sciences credits rejected due to their 3-credit worth, according to Sue Orris, Head of RCC’s Counseling Department.

Time limitations prevented instructors from presenting as much material as a four-unit course would offer.

By bumping the value of over 40 classes, RCC intends to provide students with more in-depth course material that will allow for more thorough lessons from the instructor and meet entrance requirements of four-year programs.

“An addition of a credit means that there are eleven more hours of course content added to each class,” Orris said.

The process is the result of over a year’s worth of collaboration and hard work from many separate departments.

“Each course change was submitted to the Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee for review and approval, and then onto the Academic and Training Council for further approval,” Orris said.

Other notable changes include the compression of H201/202/203 into H201/202 and the changing of WR199 Scholarship Essay Writing to CG105 Scholarship Essay Writing.

For a full list of changes see below.

2009-10 General Education Credit Changes

(Art, Humanities and Social Science Courses)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

ART204/205/206 History of Art  I, II, III

4

ANTH110 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

4

ENG104 Introduction to Literature (Fiction)

4

ENG105 Introduction to Literature (Drama)

4

ENG106 Introduction to Literature (Poetry)

4

ENG107 World Literature I

4

ENG108 World Literature II

4

ENG109 World Literature III

4

ENG201/202/203 Shakespeare I, II, III

4

ENG204/205/206 Survey of English Literature I, II, III

4

ENG253/254/255 Survey of American Literature I, II, III

4

ENG257 African American Literature

4

ENG260 Introduction to Women Writers

4

ENG261 Literature of Science Fiction

4

FA101 Introduction to Motion Pictures

4

HST104/105 History of World Civilization I, II

4

HST201/202 History of the United States I, II

4

HUM101/102/103 Introduction to Humanities I, II, III

4

HUM215 Native American Arts and Culture:
Eskimo/Inuit

4

HUM216 Native American Arts and Culture:
First Nations of the Northwest Coast

4

HUM217 Native American Arts and Culture:
Nations of the Plains

4

HUM218 Native American Arts and Culture:
Nations of the Southwest

4

HUM219 Native American Arts and Culture:
Peoples of Mexico

4

IS110 Introduction to International Studies I

4

PHL101 Philosophical Problems

4

PHL102 Ethics

4

PHL103 Critical Reasoning

4

PSY119 Life Processes

4

PSY201 General Psychology I

4

PSY202 General Psychology II

4

PSY219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

4

REL201 World Religions

4

SOC204 Introduction to Sociology

4

SOC205 American Society

4

SOC213 Multicultural America

4

SOC225 Social Problems

4

SOC230 Introduction to Gerontology

4

SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

4

SP115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication

4

SP218 Interpersonal Communication

4

TA141/142/143 Fundamentals of Acting I, II, III

4

TA144/145/146 Improvisational Theater I, II, III

4

TA153 Theater Rehearsal and Performance

4

TA155 Reader’s Theater

4

TA164/165/166 Writing for Theater I, II, III

4

WR121 English Composition I

4

WR122 English Composition II

4

WR241/242/243 Imaginative Writing I, II, III

4

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