Spring 2020 Class Schedule (01/22/20 - 05/19/20)


ACC 125 Accounting II (3)

T & TH 5:00-6:20

This course continues the focus on the application of accounting principles inside the enterprise, i.e., the proprietorship, the partnership, and the corporation. It also includes the use of accounting topics such as budgeting, job costing, and break-even analysis to aid in the planning, controlling, and evaluation of company performance.


BIO 110 Human Biology (3)

T & TH 3:30-4:50

This course is an introduction to human body systems with the repeated demonstration of the interconnection between structure and function. It includes a general study of the basic principles of chemistry as related to biological function; an overview of cellular structure and metabolism; the general study of selected organ systems; the impacts of globalization on human health; and exploration of medical and research technologies impacting society, including cloning, genetic engineering, stem cell research, and gene therapy.


BUS 105 Business Foundations (3)

M & W 3:30-4:50

This course provides the foundation for the business program, helping students to gain a solid understanding of the components of a business, its external environment, and the interactions between them. Students will engage in decision making and problem-solving exercises. Ethics, leadership, employee empowerment, the impact of technology, and the global market are also explored. Students will develop critical thinking, written and oral communication, and team skills through case-based learning and a term project.

BUS 230 Principles of Management (3)

T 6:30-9:20

This course introduces students to the principles of management. From the organizational and behavioral aspects to process and management techniques of everyday business, this course is designed to give students social, historical, legal, economic, and environmental knowledge, and an understanding of today’s complex business world.

Computer Information Systems

CIS 150 Business Technology I (3)

T & TH 5:00-6:20

This course is a hands-on introduction to the application of personal computers in a modern, networked business environment, including introduction to the Windows operating system, use of the Internet, and the components of Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Criminal Justice

CRJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)

TH 6:30-9:20

This course introduces students to the field of the American criminal justice system through the examination of police, courts, and corrections. It includes a review of historical data, statistical information, and evaluation of criminal justice system policies, procedures, and trends. Students learn the terminology of the field, gain an awareness of the methods of inquiry used in the field, and examine attitudes and values regarding crime and responses to crime.

CRJ 200 Corrections (3)

M 6:30-9:20

This course provides an analysis of punishment in our criminal justice system, with focus on why we punish and how we punish, all examined within the context of correction philosophies. The history and development of corrections, including relevant theories, practices, systems analysis, and treatment modalities is evaluated.

CRJ 230 Police Function (3)

T 6:30-9:20

This course is an introduction to American policing with an analytical framework for understanding the police as a product of a balance of social, historical, political, legal, individual, and organizational forces. It examines theoretical propositions about the police and analyzes the three major functions of policing in the United States: law enforcement, service provision, and the maintenance of order. Legalities involved in policing and police administration are explored in relation to contemporary issues that pose substantial challenges to police officers and administrators.

CRJ 240 Criminal Justice Ethics (3)

M & W 5:00-6:20

This course is an introduction to the application of ethical theories relevant to the practice of the criminal justice system. The course is designed to focus on and emphasize the most significant moral issues faced by criminal justice professionals today. The student is required to conduct a detailed examination of these issues and to apply the various ethical theories, codes, and canons to arrive at a moral decision.

Early Childhood Education

ECE 110 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3)

W 6:30-9:20

This course examines the structure of early childhood education. Social and cultural foundations are addressed in the context of interpersonal relationships among children, families, and communities. An introduction to curricular approaches, observation, and assessment of young children, play, and developmentally appropriate practices is provided. Embedded within this course are requirements for both field placements at NPRC and professional positions within Pennsylvania’s Early Learning programs including clearances, mandated reporter certification, and completion of an online health and safety basics module. Assignments and outcomes within this course are aligned to portfolio components for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

ECE 118 Family Involvement and Collaboration (3)

T 6:30-9:20

This course examines the symbiotic relationship between family and care environments while emphasizing a team approach utilizing family, educational and childcare providers, and community resources to promote early development and learning. Focus is placed on practical components of family involvement that teachers encounter, effective home and educational provider communications, parent and teacher conferences, facilitation of connections with community resources, administrative issues, and challenges with family involvement in the educational system. Assignments and outcomes within this course are aligned to portfolio components for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

ECE 120 Instructional and Classroom Design for Early Childhood Curricula (3)

TH 6:30-9:20

This course introduces pre-service teachers to best practices in creating and managing instruction in the early childhood learning environment. The course fosters quality teaching and learning through lesson development designed to connect learning theories, academic standards, subject content, the learning process, student achievement, assessment of student learning, and arrangement of the classroom environment for improved instruction. Effective strategies for classroom behavior management that promote a safe, respectful learning environment are emphasized. Assignments and outcomes within this course are aligned to portfolio components for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. A 40-hour field experience provided through field experience or alternate video review is required.

ECE 224 Concepts and Methods: Mathematical and Scientific Thinking (3)

M 6:30-9:20

This course provides a conceptual framework, appropriate strategies, and methods in teaching mathematics and science in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Study includes appropriate standards and instructional goals to promote mathematical growth, the scientific method of inquiry, intellectual curiosity, and an investigative-learning mindset during the early childhood years in typical and atypical learners. The use of manipulatives and project-oriented inquiry will be explored and evaluated. A 40-hour field experience is required.


ECN 225 Macroeconomics (3)

W 6:30-9:20

This course develops tools for an understanding of macroeconomic issues and theory, including application to current social issues such as unemployment, economic growth, and inflation. The role of money and financial institutions is examined, along with the use and effectiveness of economic policy to control the macroeconomy.


ENG 090: College Reading and Success Strategies (2)

T & TH 2:00-3:20

This course develops effective strategies specifically helpful for reading non-fiction, informational college-level texts across the curriculum. Through specific skills instruction and guided practice, this reading intensive course helps students develop greater reading speed, comprehension, and retention of college-level texts. The course also provides specific skills instruction to develop study skills and habits necessary for students to effectively manage time and responsibilities in and out of the classroom. This course provides pre-college level instruction and support and may not be used to fulfill graduation requirements.

ENG 099: College Writing and Success Strategies (2)

M & W 3:30-4:50 OR M & W 6:30-7:50

As a writing workshop to accompany ENG 110 Writing I, additional writing skill development and support featuring just-in-time instruction, additional guided writing practice, and targeted help overcoming non-cognitive barriers to developing college-level writing abilities are provided. This course provides supplementary instructional support and may not be used to fulfill graduation requirements.

ENG 110: Writing I (3)

M & W 2:00-3:20 OR M & W 5:00-6:20

This course develops effective written communication knowledge, skills, and abilities by approaching writing as a process consciously controlled and changed by the writer to meet goals and objectives in various personal, academic, and professional contexts. This course progressively builds writing expertise from basic composition to argumentation with emphasis on organization, clarity, sentence structure and fluency, sensitivity to audience and purpose, and construction of a logical progression of ideas in development and support of an idea, opinion, or thesis.

ENG 115: Writing II (3)

M & W 3:30-4:50

This course further develops effective written communication knowledge, skills, and abilities and progressively builds upon the concept of writing as a process and applies the concept to argumentative, analytical, and research writing required for upper-level college coursework across the curriculum. The course places a high emphasis on the use of digital library and technical resources, proper use of sources and citations, synthesis of source material, and advanced revision and editing skills.

Fine Arts

FIN 110 Music Appreciation (3)

T & TH 3:30-4:50

This course introduces students to music by examining the art form from a variety of different time periods, cultural movements, and creators incorporating the elements of music and the instrumentation used by musical artists. Explores the significance of surroundings and time periods and how they influenced and were influenced by the music of the day. Promotes enjoyment and understanding of music through use of recorded music and song literature.


HST 110 History Without Borders (3)

TH 6:30-9:20

This course surveys the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of the Western World, the interactions of the West with other regions of the world, the regions of the Western World with each other, and how the West influences and is influenced by other regions of the world from the Seventeenth Century through the present.


MTH 090 Math and College Reasoning Strategies (2)

T & TH 3:30-4:50

This course provides just-in-time instruction of fundamental skills and concepts in problem-solving and general mathematics. The course promotes perseverance to excellence in problem-solving; establishes connections between concepts involving interpretation and communication of quantitative information; bridges gaps between previously learned material and new concepts; and encourages engagement in productive struggle in building mathematical skills and abilities in mathematical and statistical reasoning and application of that reasoning to career and technical programs. The course encourages consistent use of correct mathematical procedures and recognition of when and how to apply skills learned in unfamiliar situations. The course provides pre-college level instruction and support and may not be used to fulfill graduation requirements.

MTH 120 Quantitative Reasoning (3)

M & W 2:00-3:20

This course promotes interpretation and communication of quantitative information presented in verbal, symbolic, graphical, or numerical form and the ability to draw conclusions about and make decisions with quantitative information. An understanding of mathematical and statistical concepts is built through the development of number sense and problem-solving skills as applied to financial literacy, mathematical perspective, logical reasoning, linear and exponential models, conversions, descriptive statistics, probability, and data.


PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (3)

M & W 5:00-6:20

Students study the mental processes and behavior of the individual and examine psychological phenomena including development, intelligence, personality, emotion, memory, perception, learning, abnormal behavior, language, and behavior as influenced by biological and social factors


SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology (3)

M 6:30-9:20 OR T & TH 2:00-3:20

This course emphasizes the systematic study of human social activity with focus on the characteristics of human group life as it relates to the structure of the social environments, institutions, and organizations and their influences on the individual as well as the manner individuals shape the group life of the social environments, institutions, and organizations to which they belong. It also develops a greater capacity to assess, interpret, and evaluate the social world.


THE 110 Foundations of Theology (3)

T & TH 5:00-6:20

This course explores the religious experiences of the human being and their relationship to Christian moral living.