Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene Prerequisite Course Descriptions

Content Area: Communications

ENGL &101

English Composition I:
Writing and analyzing unified, coherent expository essays that support and develop a thesis, using the modes of development (the rhetorical devices) appropriately in compositions to recognize writing as a process, incorporating secondary sources in essays using the MLA style of documentation. CM, GTE

Quarter Hours: 50
Quarter Credits: 5

ENGL &102 or ENGL &235

English Composition II (ENGL &102 - Preferred):
Pre-Reqs: ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or better. Writing and analyzing argumentation essays that logically support and develop a claim (thesis) writing a research paper using the MLA or APA style of documentation researching data using the latest research tools available, including electronic data bases and the Internet becoming information competent. CM, GTE

Technical Writing (ENGL &235):
Pre-Reqs: ENGL& 101 with grade of 2.0 or better. Learn the principles of organizing, developing and expressing technical information. Study rhetorical patterns common to scientific and technical disciplines. Also understand technical writing conventions as they apply to students during their academic careers.

Quarter Hours: 50
Quarter Credits: 5


Content Area: Humanities

CMST 105 (Meets EWU Cultural and Gender Diversity Requirements), CMST &101, or CMST &220

Intercultural Communications (CMST 105 - Preferred):
The examination of the effects of culture upon the process of communication. Using theory and skill development, students are prepared to communicate effectively both within and across cultures. The course gives students the opportunity to analyze their own and others intercultural communication through experiential and interviewing formats. The course emphasis includes the influence of culture on nonverbal communication, language, perception, intercultural relationship development and conflict management. HM, GTE

Introduction to Communications (CMST &101 - Formerly SPCH 100 –CCN):
An investigation into communication theory including verbal and non-verbal communication. Communication barriers and processes will be studied. The student will also make presentations before the class. HM, GTE

Public Speaking (CMST &220):
A beginning course in public speaking emphasizing speech organization, audience analysis, organization and delivery. Frequent presentations will be made before the class in which the student will be given the opportunity to explore his/her own speaking capabilities. HM, GTE

Quarter Hours: 50
Quarter Credits: 5

PHIL 230

Contemporary Moral Problems:
This course introduces students to the most urgent moral problems of our day. It will provide students with an introduction to ethical theories and their application to contemporary moral problems. Topics covered may include: just war, privacy rights capital punishment, animal rights, cloning, environmental issues including sustainability, abortion, and euthanasia. HM, GTE

Quarter Hours: 50
Quarter Credits: 5


Content Area: Quantitative Skills

MATH &146 or MATH &107

Introduction to Statistics (MATH &146 - Preferred):
Pre-Reqs: MATH 096 or MATH 098 or equivalent with a grade of at least 2.0 or satisfactory placement test score. Introduction to the analysis of data using descriptive statistics, probability, and inferential statistics. Topics include: data collection methods; measures of center and variation; graphical presentation of data; probability; binomial and normal distributions; confidence intervals; hypothesis tests of one and two parameters, using the normal, Student-t, and chi-square distributions; linear correlation and regression. NS, QS, GTE

Math in Society (MATH &107):
Contemporary mathematics applied to a variety of fields. Instructor chosen topics will focus on graphical and formula derived solutions, statistics, applied problems, and communicating solutions. Topics may include management science, statistics, social choice, patterns, and financial applications. NS, QS, GTE

Quarter Hours: 50
Quarter Credits: 5


Content Area: Social Sciences

PSYC &100

Introduction to Psychology:
Scientific study of animal behavior and experience. Both biological and social basics of behavior are covered with emphasis on heredity, neurology, motivation, emotion, perception, cognition, learning, and intelligence. SS, GTE

Quarter Hours: 50
Quarter Credits: 5

SOC &201 (Meets EWU International Studies requirement) or SOC &101

Social Problems (SOC &201 - Preferred):
A critical exploration of social problems using key sociological perspectives and research strategies. Includes exploration of cross-cultural and historical dimensions. Also looks into the influence of societies on the creation of social problems as well as the effects of the social problems on these same societies and their social institutions. SS, GER

Introduction to Sociology (SOC &101):
An introduction to sociology – the study of society and human interaction. Includes, but is not limited to, the systematic, or scientific, study of social phenomena, developing one’s “sociological imagination,” and exploring human relationships within the context of today’s rapidly changing world. SS, GTE

Quarter Hours: 50
Quarter Credits: 5


Content Area: Natural Sciences

CHEM &121

Introduction to Chemistry:
An introduction to general chemistry for health professionals or as chemical background for further studies in chemistry. Topics covered include unit conversions, atomic structures, periodic properties, chemical bonds, basic stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, equilibrium, acid/base chemistry and oxidation/reduction. Lab included. NS w/L, GTE

Quarter Hours: 60
Quarter Credits: 5

CHEM &131

Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry:
Continuation of CHEM& 121. The course includes an introduction to organize functional groups and a study of carbohydrates, optical isomerism, lipids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, and metabolism. Lab included. NS w/L, GTE

Quarter Hours: 70
Quarter Credits: 6

BIOL &241

Human Anatomy & Physiology 1:
First course of a two quarter study of body structure and related physiology on cellular through system levels. Includes an in-depth study of cells and tissues; integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and sensory systems. Lab includes in-depth study of cell physiology; microscopy; histology; human bone and bone marking identification; basic dissection techniques; cat and human musculature; and nervous and sensory function tests. NS w/L, GTE

Quarter Hours: 80
Quarter Credits: 6

BIOL &242

Human Anatomy & Physiology 2:
Second course of a two quarter study of body structure and related physiology on cellular through system levels. Includes an in-depth study of body organization and physiological processes of cardiovascular, lymphatic (includes immunology), respiratory, digestive (includes metabolism), excretory, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Lab includes cardiovascular system of the cat and human, human hematology, urinalysis, immunology, respiratory, digestive (including chemistry) and reproductive systems. NS w/L, GTE

Quarter Hours: 80
Quarter Credits: 6

BIOL &260

Microbiology:
Diversity, structure and physiology of beneficial and harmful microbes. Laboratory practice in identification of microbial species through culturing, staining and biochemical testing. Includes laboratory. NS w/L, GTE

Quarter Hours: 70
Quarter Credits: 5

NUTR &101

Nutrition:
Introduction to the role of nutrition in human health with respect to essential nutrients, factors that affect eating habits, food advertising, nutrition and disease and establishing a healthy lifestyle. NS, GTE

Quarter Hours: 50
Quarter Credits: 5


Total Credits

Quarter Hours: 760
Quarter Credits: 68

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