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2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy)
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Apr 20, 2018

2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

# Course Descriptions

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### RCAM 104 - Foundations of Composition

Credits: 3

A course in writing skills with practice in composing essays, including intensive review of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.

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### RCAM 105 - Contemporary College Mathematics

Credits: 3

Linear and quadratic equations and models, functions, exponential models, logarithms, systems of equations, fundamentals of probability and statistics.

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### RCAM 106 - Foundations of College Algebra

Credits: 3

Operations on real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, factoring, absolute value equations, exponential and radical expressions, graphs, and functions. Additional topics may include math study skills, logarithms, exponential functions, probability, statistics, systems of equations, polynomial division, and mathematical modeling.

Note: In order to receive a grade of C or better in RCAM 106 students must pass the math placement test (MPT) with a minimum score of MB1 or MA2.

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### RCAM 151 - Computer Literacy and Application

Credits: 3

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to describe the general components of computers and what they do, effectively use the Internet to locate and/or publish information, effectively use a computer operating system and utility applications (e.g. Windows and virus protection to manage and protect the files) and four, demonstrate the effective use of contemporary application software - Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

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### RCAM 201 - Introduction to Internet Research

Developing the means by which students may learn to access the Internet through mainframe and PC connections to accomplish specific research needs. This course might not apply toward associate degrees or Columbia baccalaureate degrees.

Prerequisites: CSCE 101 or permission of instructor

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### RCAM 205 - Foundations of Leadership

Credits: 3

This course combines leadership theory with practical application, equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to work more effectively with people, become better leaders, and reach their professional goals.

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### RELG 120 - Comparative Religion

Credits: 3

Issues, theories, and debates that shape global religious traditions, cultures, and communities; examination of historical contexts and development, applying social scientific inquiry and methods to analyze relevant current circumstances and concerns.

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### RELG 202 - Introduction to Reason and Faith

Credits: 3

Critical stdy of the intellectual strands leading to Western disconnections between reason and faith; the search for balance between belief and reason with emphasis on contemporary developments.

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### RELG 204 - Introduction to Religions in America

Credits: 3

The diversity of religious traditions in America.

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### RELG 240 - Introduction to Christianity

Credits: 3

Introduction to the Christian religion, with emphasis on the history of the major traditions and movements that have shaped the multicultural practices and social impact of modern global Christianity.

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### RELG 301 - Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)

Credits: 3

Modern study of the Hebrew Bible from historical, literary, and archeological points of view. Reading and analysis of texts in translation.

Cross-listed Course: JSTU 230

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### RELG 302 - New Testament

Credits: 3

Historical and critical study of the New Testament writings, with emphasis on origins, production, and transmission.

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### RELG 311 - Gospel Literature and the Formation of Christianity

Credits: 3

Gospels about Jesus from the 1st and 2nd centuries CE; analysis with attention to canonical texts as well as those not contained in today’s major canonical collections; assessment of gospel literature in competing configurations of Christianity during its formative years.

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### RELG 312 - The Life and Letters of Paul

Credits: 3

A critical study in the life and thought of Paul, his letters to the early Christian churches, his role in the expansion of the Christian movement, and his continuing influence today.

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### RELG 313 - The Johannine Literature

Credits: 3

The Gospel of John, the Johannine letters, and the Revelation of John are considered against both the background of first-century history and their theological relevance in our time; emphasis on major Johannine themes and, in the case of Revelation, the apocalyptic movement in general.

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### RELG 332 - Christian Theology

Credits: 3

Basic Christian teachings concerning God, creation, sin, the person and work of Christ, and life after death.

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### RELG 381 - Jewish History I: Late Antiquity to 1500

Credits: 3

The religious, cultural, social, and political conditions that shaped the Jewish experience in the Near East and Europe from late antiquity to 1500.

Cross-listed Course: JSTU 381, HIST 383

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### RELG 412 - Faith, Doubt, and God

Credits: 3

Debate concerning the existence of God among theists, atheists, and agnostics; classic and contemporary arguments.

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### SOCY 101 - Introductory Sociology

Credits: 3

An introduction to sociological facts and principles: an analysis of group-making processes and products.

Note: Carolina Core GSS

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### SOCY 305 - Sociology of the Family

Credits: 3

Sociological perspectives related to various aspects of family behaviors, roles, and values.

Cross-listed Course: WGST 305

Prerequisites: SOCY 101

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### SOCY 309 - An Introduction to Social Inequality

Credits: 3

A sociological analysis of the distribution of wealth and income in selected societies.

Prerequisites: SOCY 101

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### SOCY 312 - Bureaucracy and Modern Society

Credits: 3

Bureaucracies in the public and private sector, their internal dynamics and relationship to the social environment.

Prerequisites: SOCY 101

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### SOCY 323 - Sociology of Deviant Behavior

Credits: 3

Theories, methodology, and substantive issues in the study of social deviance.

Prerequisites: SOCY 101

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### SOCY 340 - Introduction to Social Problems

Credits: 3

Contemporary social issues such as poverty, health, the criminal justice system, globalization and the environment, their causes and possible solutions.

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### SOCY 350 - Juvenile Delinquency

Credits: 3

Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of delinquents.

Cross-listed Course: CRJU 351

Prerequisites: SOCY 101 or CRJU 101

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### SOCY 351 - Urban Sociology

Credits: 3

Analysis of urban trends, characteristics, and functions of cities with reference to the social psychological factors in urban living. Attention is directed to the emergence of urbanism in the United States, with particular reference to the Southern region, and to institutions, problems, and city planning.

Prerequisites: SOCY 101

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### SOCY 353 - Sociology of Crime

Credits: 3

Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of criminals.

Cross-listed Course: CRJU 341

Prerequisites: SOCY 101

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### SOCY 355 - Race and Ethnic Relations

Credits: 3

Theoretical and empirical approaches related to race/ethnicity and the current state of race relations in America, with some attention to global issues.

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### SPAN 109 - Beginning Spanish I

Credits: 3

Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

Note: Restricted to those who have never studied Spanish or placed by examination into SPAN 109. Fall and Summer I only. Credit may be received only for one of the following: SPAN 109/110; 111; or 121.

Carolina Core: GFL

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### SPAN 110 - Beginning Spanish II

Credits: 3

Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

Note: Restricted to those who have completed SPAN 109. Spring and Summer II only. Credit may be received only for one of the following: SPAN 109/110; 111; or 121.

Carolina Core GFL

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### SPAN 121 - Elementary Spanish

Credits: 3

Grammar and vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

Note: Assumes prior experience in Spanish. Admission only by proficiency examination. Credit may be received for only one of the following: 109/110; 111; or 121.

Carolina Core: GFL

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### SPAN 122 - Basic Proficiency in Spanish

Credits: 3

Practice and further development of essential listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.

Prerequisites: Admission either by placement examination or successful completion of SPAN 109/110, 111, or 121.

Note: Carolina Core: GFL

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### SPAN 399 - Independent Study

Credits: 3-6

Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Prerequisites: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210 or 211, or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.

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### SPCH 140 - Public Communication

Credits: 3

Introduction to theory and practice of oral communication in public, social, and institutional contexts. Includes foundational and cumulative training in the invention, performance, and critical analysis of oral communication, with emphasis on argumentation, persuasion, audience analysis, delivery, and ethical forms of engagement.

Note: Carolina Core: CMS

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### STAT 110 - Introduction to Statistical Reasoning

Credits: 3

A course in statistical literacy. Topics include data sources and sampling, concepts of experimental design, graphical and numerical data description, measuring association for continuous and categorical variables, introduction to probability and statistical inference, and use of appropriate software. Credit given for only STAT 110 or STAT 112.

Note: Carolina Core ARP

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### STAT 201 - Elementary Statistics

Credits: 3

Introduction to the fundamentals of modern statistical methods, including descriptive statistics, probability, random sampling, simple linear regression, correlation, tests of hypotheses, and estimation.

Prerequisites: MATH 111 or 115 or STAT 110, or consent of department

Note: Carolina Core: ARP

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### THEA 170 - Fundamentals of Acting

Credits: 3

Introduction to the art and craft of acting. Practical exploration through improvisation and scripted scene work. Includes a brief history of the development of modern acting techniques.

Note: Carolina Core AIU

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### THEA 172 - Basic Stage Makeup

Credits: 1

The study and application of the principles of the art of makeup for the theatre.

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### THEA 200 - Understanding and Appreciation of Theatre

Credits: 3

An introduction to the understanding and appreciation of theatrical experience. Attendance at theatrical performances required.

Note: Carolina Core AIU

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### THEA 340 - Literature and Performance

Credits: 3

Introduction to the study of literature through performance; reading, analysis, and performance of prose, poetry, nonfiction, and drama.

Cross-listed Course: SPCH 340

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### THEA 370 - Intermediate Acting

Credits: 3

Development of acting skills through study of acting techniques emphasizing emotional truthfulness and authenticity. Application to scene study, monologues and auditions. Intensive script analysis for character development.

Prerequisites: THEA 170 or 270

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### UCAM 110 - Careers in Education

Credits: 3

Role of the teacher and profession of teaching; observation and activities within cooperating schools are involved. Designed to assist students in the career decision-making process.

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### UCAM 120 - Effective Reading

Credits: 3

Techniques for reading comprehension and their application through assignments in varied genres and in parallel reading. Class discussions and compositions.

Note: May not be used for credit toward any baccalaureate degree.

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### UNIV 101 - The Student in the University

Credits: 3

The purposes of higher education and potential roles of the student within the university.

Note: Open to freshmen. Also open to other undergraduate students in their first semester of enrollment.

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### WGST 111 - Women in Culture

Credits: 3

A humanistic perspective of the images, roles, and contributions of women in historical, literary, religious, philosophical, and artistic contexts.

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### WGST 112 - Women in Society

Credits: 3

A social science perspective of women in psychological, sociological, historical, anthropological, economic, and political contexts; the changing roles, images, and institutions.

Note: Overlay Course
Carolina Core: GSS, VSR
(VSR credit only if taken at USC Columbia or Palmetto College Campus Fall 2013 or later.)

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### WGST 113 - Women’s Health

Credits: 3

Basic functioning of the female body; effects of society on processes of health and disease. Not for natural sciences credit.

Note: Carolina Core: GSS

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