Courses Available for Explore GPC Participants
After completing 12 credit hours with Explore GPC, it is necessary to become a student in a regular academic program in order to continue taking coursework
ATEC 1201 - Computer Concepts (1.0 Credit Hours)
This course is a brief introduction to basic computer concepts and
fundamentals. It covers the following topics: microcomputer system
components; categories of computers; general microcomputer software
applications; guidelines for purchasing a microcomputer system; the basic
communication system components; how computers process data and execute
programs; and legal, ethical, and privacy issues facing computer users.
Students passing a locally administered test will receive credit for the
course in Area B, Institutional Requirements.
ATEC 1203- Digital Literacy/Research Skills (1.0 Credit Hours)
This course is an introduction to skills and concepts relevant to college
students using computer-based resources. The following topics are addressed:
college and state networked resources, including GALILEO and GIL, and
methods for searching them; beginning and advanced Internet search
strategies; evaluation and documentation of electronic sources; email and
other modes of computer mediated communication; and various software
applications necessary for academic success.
ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation (3.0 Credit Hours)
This course is a survey of world art from prehistory to the present. It explores the relationship of art and artists to past cultures as well as the relevance of the visual arts in our time.
ARTS 1610 - Drawing I (3.0 Credit Hours)
This course teaches strategies in seeing and translating what is seen by a variety of drawing methods which include contour drawing, gesture drawing, the use of negative space, the exploration of shading techniques as well as the study of proportion, perspective, and composition. A variety of media will be used. The course may include use of the Fine Arts Computer Laboratory.
ARTS 1611 - Drawing II (3.0 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: ARTS 1610 or permission of the Department Chair.
This course explores drawing problems in a variety of media. The drawing process
and the use of pictorial space will be explored. The course may include some use
of the Fine Arts Computer Laboratory.
ARTS 1620 - Two-D Design & Color Theory (3.0 Credit Hours)
This course is an exploration of the visual elements (line,
shape, space, color, texture, time, and motion) and the organization of these
elements on a two-dimensional plane. It deals with the development of perceptual
awareness, technical skills, and innovative solutions to problems related to
composition and color.
ARTS 1641 - Three-Dimensional Design (3.0 Credit Hours)
This course explores the visual elements and the principles of
design in three dimensions. A variety of materials and processes will be
explored in a series of projects.
BISM 2601 - Business Information Systems (3.0 Credit Hours)
This course familiarizes students with management information systems theory, the hardware and software systems available for meeting information systems requirements, and the application of current software packages (spreadsheets and databases) to solve information problems. The emphasis is primarily on using the computer through practical, hands-on operation thereby providing experience in the use of computers in higher level courses and business environments.
BUSA 2106 - Environment of Business (3.0 Credit Hours)
This course is an introduction to the legal, regulatory,
political, social, ethical, cultural, environmental, and technological issues
which form the contex for business. It includes an overview of the impact of
demographic diversity on organizations.
FILM 1010 - Introduction to Film (3.0 Credit Hours)
This is a survey course covering the national and international film scene with the intent of teaching students elements of film style and analysis of film as an art form. Equally important is the history of cinema including early technological developments, narrative elements, directors, and major genres and movements. The course can be approached with the focus coming either from an aesthetic or historical foundation, but both areas will be significantly addressed.
FILM 2700 - Film History (3.0 Credit Hours)
This course is an introduction to film history including a critical survey of the evolution of motion pictures as an art form and as a distinctive medium of communication. Notable directors and their films may be studied in depth as the focus of the course.
FILM 2900 - Film Genres (3.0 Credit Hours)
This course seeks to define, characterize, and categorize modern
and postmodern films, noting their history and potential for genre status while
examining specific films in depth for their aesthetic form and content. Analysis
of film function, including expressions of culture and media through their
specific discourses of psychology, family, gender, class, race/ethnicity, and
political ideology will also be conducted.
GPC offers coursework in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, & Swahili
Courses are offered at the elementary and intermediate levels. Additional coursework in composition, conversation, & reading comprehension and analysis is offered for some languages. Please consult the GPC catalog for more details on specific foreign language offerings.
Higher Education Seminar
HEDS 1011 - Guide to College Success (2.0 Credit Hours)
With classes often conducted in a seminar format, this course provides an introduction to important academic skills in higher education. Though primarily designed to enhance the academic and social integration of first-year and returning students, it can be beneficial for all students. This course assists students' adjustment to college, increases their understanding of the learning process, and helps develop the study skills that will enhance academic performance.
JOUR 1611 - Intro to Mass Communication (3.0 Credit Hours)
This course is a survey of contemporary mass media, emphasizing their philosophies, histories, contributions, and problems.
MUSC 1301 - Music Appreciation (3.0 Credit Hours)
This course is designed for students who wish to deepen their enjoyment of music through better understanding. A study of the evolution of musical style as revealed in the major compositions of representative composers of each major period is offered. No prior knowledge of music is required. This course is not intended for music majors.
MUSC 1303 - Understanding Jazz (3.0 Credit Hours)
This course is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge of American Jazz music. It comprises a study of the evolution of Jazz music as revealed in the compositions and performances of representative musicians of the Jazz idiom. No prior knowledge of music or Jazz is required.
PHED 1101 - Choices for Life (1.0 Credit Hour)
This course explores specific topics which promote healthy,
proactive lifestyles. Each topic covered includes applied skills to make good
lifestyle choices. Focus topics and skills are: exploring the various dimensions
that affect healthy living, eliminating self-defeating behaviors, assessing the
health-related components of physical fitness, and designing and implementing a
personal fitness prescription.
PHED 2006 - First Aid and Safety and CPR (3.0 Credit Hours)
This course teaches the technical skills necessary to provide emergency first aid and CPR to the victims of accidents and sudden illnesses. Additionally, this course covers principles of safety and injury prevention. Students who successfully complete the requirements of the course and of The American Red Cross are eligible to receive certification in both First Aid and Community CPR.
PHED 2020 - Fitness for Living (2.0 Credit Hours)
This course provides an introduction to the following areas of fitness living: physical exercise, nutrition, weight management, and stress. Students will learn about diseases related to sedentary living, improper nutrition, and bouts of mismanaged stress. The class will be taught in a lecture setting as well as an activity laboratory setting.
PHED 2022 - Personal and Community Health (3.0 Credit Hours)
Current information is provided in the areas of personal health, nutrition, physical fitness (including wellness and exercise), mental health, disease, drugs, conception, contraception, and abortion as they apply to healthful living. In addition, current community and world problems in the area of community health are discussed.
PHED - 10XX - Activity Courses (1.0 Credit Hour)
Activity Courses include: basketball, softball, flag football, soccer, volleyball, archery, badminton, bowling, golf, handball and racquetball, snow skiing, snowboarding, tennis, modern dance, fencing, riflery, swimming, water aerobics, basic canoeing and safety, fitness walking, jogging, weight training, aerobic fitness, English riding, fitness biking, rock climbing, survival skills, & ice skating. Please consult the GPC catalog for details on each activity course
THEA 1301 - Theatre Appreciation (3.0 Credit Hours)
The course is a survey of theatre from fifth century B.C. Greece through the twentieth century. The history,play- wrights, literature, and styles of the major periods of theatre are included. Various aspects of play production and the importance of theatre as an art form and cultural force are treated.
THEA 1603 - Acting I (3.0 Credit Hours)
The fundamentals of acting technique are taught through improvisation, character development, monologue, and scene work. This is a lecture-laboratory course.
THEA 1604 - Acting II (3.0 Credit Hours)
Prerequisite: THEA 1603. This course is a continuation of DRMA 1603 with emphasis on an actor's approach to a role, characterization, styles of acting, and vocal technique. Assignments include presentation of scenes from period and modern plays.
THEA 1607 - Stagecraft (3.0 Credit Hours)
The fundamentals of scene design, set construction, painting,
lighting, costuming, and backstage organization are emphasized. Practical work
in the stage shop or in College theatre facilities is required.
Please note: There are many other possible theatre courses that involve performance. Please check the GPC catalog for more information.
RELI 1301 - World Religions (2.0 Credit Hours)
Students examine the principal religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and their impact on society.