AHC GE Category 4B: Communication and Analytical Thinking
Pick ONE class from either list below to complete the "Category 4B: Communication and Analytical Thinking" requirement as per your suggested course sequence.
List 1: THESE COURSES also fulfill the AHC Math Competency Requirement
Prerequisite: MATH 331 or prior completion of Math 334 Algebra 2: Part 2
A study of basic concepts of mathematics required for the liberal studies major and the multiple subject teaching credential. It is recommended for current elementary and junior high school teachers. It is also recommended for the career technical single subject education credential candidate. Topics include development of critical thinking, set theory, logic, numeration systems, the set of integers, elementary number theory, the set of rational numbers, the set of real numbers, and measurement of geometric figures.
Prerequisite: MATH 331
The study of directed angles, degree/radian measures of angles, trigonometric functions of angles and of numbers, solutions of right and oblique triangles, identities, functions of composite angles, graphs, equations, inverse functions, vectors and complex numbers.
A study of descriptive and inferential statistics including applications in the behavioral and natural sciences. Topics include classification and analysis of data, probability, distributions, sampling, the binomial, normal, t, F, and chi-square distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, analysis of variance and non-parametric methods. Calculators and/or computers will be used throughout.
Prerequisite: MATH 331
Techniques of calculus as applied to problem-solving in business and social, behavioral, and natural sciences, including limits, continuity, differentiation and integration in one and several dimensions, optimization, transcendental functions, and the use of computing technology.
The first in a two-semester sequence comprising first-year calculus. Topics include functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, differentiation of algebraic, trigonometric and transcendental functions, applications of differentiation, the definite integral, and the use of technology to solve calculus problems.
List 2: THESE COURSES ONLY FULFILL THE AHC GE CATEGORY 4B
The focus of this course is to provide the students with computer concepts and management information systems concepts as used with business computing. Additionally, the course covers changes in technology that affect how computers are used in business. The course includes hands-on experience using software applications such as Internet browsers, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.
Advisories: CBOT 100
A general education course dealing with how computers work, how they are used and their effects on society. Includes an introduction to web-page design using HTML.
Basic principles of algorithmic problem solving and programming using methods of top-down design, stepwise refinement and procedural abstraction. Basic control structures, data types, and input/output. Introduction to the software development process: design, implementation, testing and documentation. The syntax and semantics of a modern programming language.
Designed to fulfill the critical thinking requirement of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum. Students will develop critical thinking and reading skills, focusing upon induction, deduction, logical fallacies and close textual analysis. Emphasizes skills application through writing a sequence of argumentative essays.
Develops written communication skills for industrial, scientific, and technical fields. Emphasis is placed upon audience analysis; technical formats such as reports, summaries, and proposals; collaborative problem solving; research skills; clarity and conciseness of expression.
An introduction to the methods of principles of logic exploring inductive logic, deductive logic, and critical thinking including applications to philosophy, the exact sciences, the social sciences, and to reasoning in everyday life.
Introduction to critical thinking and critical writing. The student will learn techniques of practical reasoning and argumentation, with emphasis on application of these techniques in the writing of a sequence of argumentative essays. Topics include: critical reading, argument analysis, recognizing propaganda and stereotypes, clarifying ambiguity, meaning and definition, evaluation evidence, logical correctness versus factual correctness, and common mistakes in reasoning (formal and informal fallacies). Critical writing strategies are emphasized. Sample arguments for analysis are drawn from readings in philosophy and from culturally diverse sources in other fields. This course has been designed to fulfill the IGETC Critical Thinking/English Composition requirement.
An introduction to the theory and practice of presenting speeches for various situations and audiences. Students will become better communicators by learning how to appropriately select a topic, research, organize, outline, and effectively present informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches.
Provides an introduction to the dynamics of communication in task-oriented groups. Through practice and research, students will explore group communication theory including problem solving, decision-making, verbal/nonverbal communication, participation, leadership, conflict management, and effective public speaking. Oral group presentations are required.
An introduction to argumentation theory. Students develop skills in methods of research, organization, and delivery of arguments. Emphasis is on the development of logical and articulate arguments for claims. Critical listening and analytical thinking are developed through the application of argumentation theory to speeches, cases and debates.
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