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Elementary Teacher Education Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

Elementary Teacher Education Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

Communications Area   Credit Hours
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area      
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area    
See General Education Requirement 6
Natural Sciences Area      
Physical Science See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area      
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites    
 EDF1005, Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
 EDF2085, Introduction to Diversity for Educators1 3
 EME2040, Introduction to Technology for Educators 3
Electives    
 Electives 15
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60

Recommended electives:

SPC1608, Introduction to Public Speaking, 3 crs.

AMH2010, American History, 3 crs.

EEC1701, Child Development, 4 crs.

1In addition to EDF2085, a minimum of 6 crs. with an international or diversity focus is required.  Foreign language courses may be used for this requirement. 


• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

Social Sciences

Social Sciences Division
5230 West Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401-1058
(850) 872-3826

SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION CONTACT INFORMATION:

Social Science Division Website

Wes Keene, MS
Division Chair, Social Sciences
Panama City Campus
Social Sciences Building, Room 211
(850) 872-3826

Theresa Vrabel
Senior Administrative Assistant
Panama City Campus
Social Sciences Building, Room 210
(850) 872-3825

Social Sciences Courses

AMH - American History

1073
AMH

History of Gulf and Franklin Counties

This course is a study of the history of the Gulf-Franklin area of the Florida Gulf Coast beginning with the prehistoric Native Americans to their removal in 1837; the European explorations, including Narvaez and DeSota; European settlements and abandonments; the Spanish mission system; the Forbes Purchase; the rise of Apalachicola and St. Joseph; the signing of Florida's first constitution; the collapse of St. Joseph; the Civil War; post-war condition; logging and fishing, the intracoastal waterway; the land boom/bust of the 20s; the Depression; the paper industry; the impact of World War I and World War II to the present.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2010
AMH

United States History I

This course covers United States history to 1876 and emphasizes the European background, the Revolution, Articles of Confederation, Constitution, problems of the new republic, sectionalism, manifest destiny, slavery, the War Between the States, and Reconstruction.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2010H
AMH

Honors United States History I

Credit hours: 3

2020
AMH

United States History II

This course is a history of the United States from 1876 to the present day. The course includes the growth of big business, the Agrarian Revolt, Latin American affairs, the Progressive Movement, the World Wars, and political economics and world affairs since World War II.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2020H
AMH

Honors United States History II

Credit hours: 3

2070
AMH

Florida History

This course is a history of the state of Florida and includes discovery, Spanish rule, acquisition by the U.S., statehood, the state's relationship to the Union, and contemporary economic and cultural development.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2070H
AMH

Honors Florida History

This course is a history of the state of Florida and includes discovery, Spanish rule, acquisition by the U.S., statehood, the state's relationship to the Union, and contemporary economic and cultural development.

Credit hours: 3

2091
AMH

Black History

This course is a study of the Black Americans to include their background and their role in the economic, political, and cultural development of the United States.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2949
AMH

COOP/Work Experience/History

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student’s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

ANT - Anthropology

2000
ANT

Introduction to Anthropology

This course provides an introduction to the history, theories, and methods of anthropology and its subfields: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Major topics include human origins, evolution and variation, primatology, societies and cultures, supernatural beliefs, technology and human adaptation, medical and forensic anthropology, food and nutrition, tourism, and global change.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2000H
ANT

Honors Introduction to Anthropology

This course provides an introduction to the history, theories, and methods of anthropology and its subfields: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Major topics include human origins, evolution and variation, primatology, societies and cultures, supernatural beliefs, technology and human adaptation, medical and forensic anthropology, food and nutrition, tourism, and global change.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2100
ANT

Introduction to Archaeology

Introduction to the concepts, theories, and methods archaeologists use to study human culture from the worlds earliest settlements to contemporary societies. Major topics include: field methods and site survey, artifact analysis, paleobotany, zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology, historical archaeology, cultural resource management, forensic archaeology, and the emergence of ancient civilizations.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2100H
ANT

Honors Introduction to Archaeology

Introduction to the concepts, theories, and methods archaeologists use to study human culture from the worlds earliest settlements to contemporary societies. Major topics include: field methods and site survey, artifact analysis, paleobotany, zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology, historical archaeology, cultural resource management, forensic archaeology, and the emergence of ancient civilizations.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2410
ANT

Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to the concepts, theories, and methods anthropologists use to study human cultures throughout the world. Major topics include language, subsistence, economics, family, kinship, sex, gender, political organization, religion, technology, art, modernization, global changes, and the role of applied anthropology in addressing contemporary world problems.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2949
ANT

COOP/Work Experience/Anthropology

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student’s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

CLP - Clinical Psychology

1001
CLP

Human Relations

This course presents the student as the focal point of psychological investigation. The course provides students with an opportunity for self-exploration as they learn how behavior and personality are developed throughout the course of their lives. Additionally, students will learn and discuss effective methods of both personal and professional communication as well as the intricacies of social actions in their daily lives.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1001H
CLP

Human Relations-Honors

Credit hours: 3

CPO - Comparative Politics

2002
CPO

Comparative Government

This course is a comparison of the major forms of government (Presidential, Parliamentary, and Totalitarian) using a study of appropriate countries' political systems. Throughout the study, these governments will be compared to the American method of government.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2002H
CPO

Honors Comparative Government

Credit hours: 3

DEP - Developmental Psychology

2000H
DEP

Honors The Psychology Of Childhood & Youth

Credit hours: 3

2004
DEP

Developmental Psychology

This course is a chronological study of the total human being that observes the various aspects of development taking place at different times in the person's life.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2004H
DEP

Honors Developmental Psychology

Credit hours: 3

EME - Education Tech & Media

2040
EME

Technology for Teachers

Application of instructional design principles for the use of technology to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom. The course includes hands-on experience with educational media, emerging technologies, and hardware, software, and peripherals for the personal computer as well as data-driven decision-making processes. Identification of appropriate software for classroom applications, classroom procedures for integrating technologies with emphasis on legal and ethical use, and effective instructional strategies for teachers and students in regard to research, analysis, and demonstration of technology. Students will be provided an overview of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Sunshine State Standards, the Professional Educator Competencies and the National Educational Technology Standards.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2040H
EME

Honors Technology For Teachers

Credit hours: 3

EDF - Education/Foundation

1005
EDF

Introduction to Education

This is a survey course including historical, sociological and philosophical foundations of education, governanace and finance of education, educational policies, legal, moral, and ethical issues and the professionalism of teaching. Students will be provided information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Sunshine State Standards, and the Professional Educator Competencies. Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience with children and youth in schools or similar settings and not via virtual modes of film or Internet. Fingerprinting and background checks will be required of every student through their respective school district BEFORE any observations are undertaken at the public schools. GCSC has articulation agreements only with Bay, Gulf, and Franklin school systems for EDF1005 observations.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1005H
EDF

Introduction To Education-Honors

Credit hours: 3

2085
EDF

Introduction to Teaching Diverse Populations

Designed for the prospective educator, this course provides the opportunity to explore issues of diversity, including an understanding of the influence of exceptionalities, culture, family, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, language of origin, ethnicity, and age upon the educational experience. Students will explore personal attitudes toward diversity and exceptionalities. Students will be provided information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Sunshine State Standards, and the Professional Educator Competencies. A minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience working with diverse populations of children and youth in schools or similar settings is required. The field experience should not be via virtual modes of film or Internet. Fingerprinting and background checks will be required of every student through their respective school district BEFORE any observations are undertaken at the public schools. GCSC has articulation agreements only with Bay, Gulf, and Franklin school systems for EDF 2085 observations.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2085H
EDF

Honors Introduction to Diversity for Educators

Designed for the prospective educator, this course provides the opportunity to explore issues of diversity, including an understanding of the influence of exceptionalities, culture, family, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, language of origin, ethnicity, and age upon the educational experience. Students will explore personal attitudes toward diversity and exceptionalities. Students will be provided information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Sunshine State Standards, and the Professional Educator Competencies. A minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience working with diverse populations of children and youth in schools or similar settings is required. The field experience should not be via virtual modes of film or Internet. Fingerprinting and background checks will be required of every student through their respective school district BEFORE any observations are undertaken at the public schools. GCCC has articulation agreements only with Bay, Gulf, and Franklin school systems for EDF2085 observations.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

EDG - Education/General

2701H
EDG

Honors Diverse Populations

Credit hours: 3

2949
EDG

COOP/Work Experience/Education

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student’s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

EEC - Education: Early Childhood

1272
EEC

Practices for Working with Young Children with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings

Prerequisite/Corequisite: EEC1701. This course introduces the concept of inclusion of young children with special needs in early care and education settings. The course will present a model for effective inclusion; raise awareness of adult personal attitudes toward inclusive care and present theories of play development. Course content also includes the organization of the environment, provision of emergent literacy opportunities, management of challenging behaviors and the development of partnerships among parents, professionals and community agencies. Required Lab hours provide opportunities to observe and work with children in diverse programs that serve children with exceptionalities.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1319
EEC

Portfolio Development and Supervised Work Experience

$50.00 lab fee Prerequisite/Corequisite: EEC1701. This course is designed to provide students with learning opportunities related to demonstration of written competencies for children ages birth to five years, in the functional areas of early childhood education. This course requires the successful completion of a portfolio providing validation of teacher core competencies. In addition, this course requires the successful completion of an on-site observation of student’s competency levels in each of the designated functional areas. Students must also demonstrate a current pediatric first aid and CPR certification at the completion of this course. Students who are not working in an early learning setting will need to successfully complete 480 hours of valid work experience with children ages birth to five years. This course will support students in attaining the educational requirements for the Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) and/or the national Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4

1701
EEC

Child Development

This course encompasses major learning and teaching outcomes designed to provide students with learning opportunities related to the study of child development with an emphasis on the typical and atypical elements of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of the young child, age’s birth to 5 years. Theories of early childhood development and recent brain research provide the foundation for teaching techniques that foster healthy development in each of the developmental domains. This course provides an overview of developmentally appropriate practices for children with a focus on best practices for nurturing the development of the whole child. This course is a pre- or co-requisite for all other EEC courses.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4

1732
EEC

Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers

Prerequisite/Corequisite: EEC1701. This course is designed to provide students with learning opportunities addressing foundational stages and sequence of infant-toddler development, introduce students to the definition and use of developmentally appropriate practices in home and classroom environments , correlate individual infant and toddler care plans to the development of the whole child, and embed curriculum implementation within care routines. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of respective caregiving, responsive attachment, and environmental teaching strategies that promote quality programming in infant and toddler care settings. Observations and practicum assignments in early learning/child development programs are required.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2223
EEC

Art, Music, and Movement for Young Children

Prerequisite/Corequisite: EEC1701. EEC 2223, Art, Music, and Movement for Young Children, is a web-hybrid course. This course is designed to provide students with learning opportunities related to the theory and practice of art and music appreciation and movement theory and practices, as a foundation for the development of the whole child, birth to eight years of age. Educational and brain research is presented with art, music, and movement theory to support the student in fostering environments and teaching strategies that assist in developing the whole child. The basics of art and music appreciation and movement education provide teachers and practitioners with an overlay of theoretical concepts transformed into practical classroom techniques. Teaching artifacts and student observation in diverse child related settings are required for this course.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2240
EEC

Social Studies and Creative Expression for Young Children

Prerequisite/Corequisite: EEC1701. This methods class provides students with the knowledge of developmentally appropriate social studies and creative expression concepts for children birth through age eight and techniques for incorporating them throughout the curriculum. Topics include culture, time, people, places, individual and global identity, sense of community, dramatic play, music, art, and creative movement. Current educational research and brain research is presented as the foundation for understanding the role of the early childhood educator in implementing curriculum as a broad technique for supporting the development of the whole child. The course also includes assessment of typical and atypical development in order to design appropriate accommodations to meet the needs of all children enrolled in the early childhood program.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2523
EEC

Leadership and Management of Child Care Programs

Prerequisite/Corequisite: EEC1701. This course is designed to provide students with targeted strategies to develop a broad perspective and knowledge base for problem solving, planning, implementing, and evaluating health, safety, and nutritional processes necessary within a quality early education and care setting. Successful completion of this course also meets the educational requirement for the Foundational Level Child Care and Education Administrator Credential, as defined by the State of Florida.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2602
EEC

Guiding the Young Child

Prerequisite/Corequisite: EEC1701. This course is designed to provide students with learning opportunities related to the principles of observing, recording, and interpreting child behavior within the early childhood environment. Emphasis is placed on the role of observation and of the observer in developing strategies that support the healthy development and coping techniques of the young child. Typical and atypical patterns of behavior are identified, as well as genetic and environmental factors that influence child behavior. Child related observations and teaching artifacts required for this course.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2713
EEC

Facilitating Social Development

Prerequisite/Corequisite: EEC1701. This course is designed to provide students with learning opportunities in the development, selection, and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities that support the development of the whole child with a targeted emphasis on social-emotional development. A child-centered philosophy utilizing positive guidance skills is presented with opportunities for practice and implementation. Elements of the course include outcome-based activity design, activity evaluation, and development of classroom routines, transitions, and small group learning to promote social-emotional development. Areas of study include theme-based activity planning and child-interest based planning. This course supports the Florida Child Care Professional Credential and the national Child Development Associate Credential. Course includes a practicum, which requires students have access to some type of early childhood learning environment to complete practicum assignments and observations.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4

2734
EEC

Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Young Children

Prerequisite/Corequisite: EEC1701. This course is designed to provide the student with learning opportunities that include the role of nutrition, healthy, and safe practices as it relates to providing early education and care for the young child. Emphasis is given to understanding the role of consistently incorporating healthy practices within the child’s day. Instruction related to the documentation and appropriate implementation of processes that resolve childhood emergencies is also included in this course.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

EPI - Educator Preparation Inst

0001
EPI

Classroom Management

Participants in this course will be provided opportunities and experiences supporting successful methodologies for classroom management. Topics include establishing rules and consequences, setting classroom procedures, conducting parent-teacher conferences, and planning the first day of school. In this course, students will write and submit a classroom management plan.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

0002
EPI

Instructional Strategies

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 2.5

0003
EPI

Teaching and Technology

Participants in this course will be provided structured opportunities to employ technology as an integral part of the teaching and learning process. Instruction is provided in commonly used software suites, effective integration strategies, educational software evaluation, and the use of Internet resources in the classroom.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

0004
EPI

Teaching and Learning Process

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

0010
EPI

Foundations of Research-Based Practices in Reading

$50.00 lab fee This course is designed to help teachers improve reading instruction for students in grades K-12 by delivering current, relevant, scientifically based and classroom-based information on teaching reading. Course topics insure that all participants have the opportunity to demonstrate Competency 2 in reading. Topics include how children learn to read, factors effecting reading, quality reading instruction, vocabulary, comprehension, assessment, differentiated instruction, and the importance of reflection.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

0020
EPI

The Teaching Profession

This course teaches the foundation for becoming a productive member of the teaching profession. Topics will include history and philosophy of education, school governance, school finance, school law, ethics, purpose of schools, and continuing professional development.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

0030
EPI

Diversity in the Classroom

Participants in this course will be provided opportunities to gain an appreciation for the variety of backgrounds and cultures that may be found in a typical classroom. Additional foundational theory and structured experiences will address how social class, religion, language, gender differences, culture and ethnicity, physical differences, and prejudices have an effect on how a student learns.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

0940
EPI

Teaching Profession: Field Experience

$100.00 lab fee Prerequisite: EPI0002, EPI0010. Corequisite: EPI0945. Participants in this course will be directly observed and evaluated on competencies associated with highly effective teaching as described by the Uniform Core Curriculum (UCC) for the State of Florida. The field experience consists of a total of 60 hours of performances and observation that must be completed in a K-12 public or charter school. A Level 2 Background Clearance in an approved school district, a Statement of Status of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Education, a passing score on the General Knowledge Teacher Certification Exam, and a passing score on the selected subject area teacher certification exam are required before students can register for this class.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

0945
EPI

Diversity in the Classroom: Field Experience

$100.00 lab fee Prerequisite: EPI0002, EPI0010. Corequisite: EPI0940. Participants in this course will be directly observed and evaluated on competencies associated with highly effective teaching as described by the Uniform Core Curriculum (UCC) for the State of Florida. The field experience consists of a total of 60 hours of performances and observation that must be completed in a K-12 public or charter school. A Level 2 Background Clearance in an approved school district, a Statement of Status of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Education, a passing score on the General Knowledge Teacher Certification Exam, and a passing score on the selected subject area teacher certification exam are required before students can register for this class.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

EUH - European History

1000
EUH

Western Civilization I

This is a survey of western civilization stressing early development, diffusion of cultural institutions, and the emerging national monarchies to 1600. The subjects covered include Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, and Islam. Emphasis is placed on the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and the Commercial Revolution.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1000H
EUH

Honors West Civ I

Credit hours: 3

1001
EUH

Western Civilization II

This course examines modern Western institutions from 1600 to the present day including the Modern State System, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Napoleon, Reaction, the development of Nationalism, Democracy, and Socialism, Industrialism, Imperialism, the Russian Revoltuion, the World Wars, and the Contemporary World.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1001H
EUH

Honors Western Civilization II

This course examines modern Western institutions from 1600 to the present day including the Modern State System, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Napoleon, Reaction, the development of Nationalism, Democracy, and Socialism, Industrialism, Imperialism, the Russian Revolution, the World Wars, and the Contemporary World.

Credit hours: 3

2021
EUH

Survey of Medieval History

This course will examine the medieval world from the “fall” of the Roman Empire to the coming of the Renaissance. Its main emphasis will be on Western Europe but it will give due consideration to the neighboring civilizations of Byzantium and Islam. Cultural, intellectual, and social developments will be considered within a political framework. College level reading is strongly recommended.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

GEA - Geography Regional Areas

2270
GEA

Florida Geography

This course provides a survey of Florida¿s climate, soils and vegetation, landforms, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, service activities, urban and rural problems, and the impact of population and economic geography of the state.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

GEO - Geography Systematic

1000
GEO

Principles of Geography

This course examines the connection between human activities and earth processes and how these interact to create the patterns we observe on the earth¿s surface. Natural landscapes and conservation, cultural regions and population, urban geography, global economics and resource use, and political geography are also explored.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

HUM - Humanities

1020
HUM

Humanities II

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

IDH - Interdisciplinary Honors

1905
IDH

Honors Research

Prerequisite: Completion of one semester of Honors courses. This course provides an opportunity to carry on a topic of special interest to the individual student. The student will initiate and conduct the research project in consultation with a designated faculty member.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 2

ISS - Interdisciplinary Soc Sci

1931
ISS

Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Special Topics

Prerequisite: 12 hours completed coursework towards a degree, permission of the instructor, and no less than two letters of recommendation from GCCC faculty. This course centers on topics of current interest or of speical interest to students or instructors. Topics or focus may vary from semester to semester. (This course does not satisfy the social sciences requirement for the A.A. degree. Transfer of the credit is the prerogative of the receiving institution.)

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 2

2930
ISS

Interdiscplinary Social Sciences

Prerequisite: 12 hours completed coursework towards a degree, permission of the instructor, and no less than two letters of recommendation from GCCC faculty. This course centers on topics of current interest or of special interest to students or instructors. Topics or foci for the course may vary from semester to semester. (This course does not satisfy the social sciences requirement for the A.A. degree. Transfer of the credit is the prerogative of the receiving institution.) (This course may be repeated up to 3 times for credit.)

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

INR - International Relations

2002
INR

International Relations

This course provides an introduction to the nature of international relations, analysis of trends and international movements (nationalism, imperialism, militarism), armaments and developments in international organizations (governmental and nongovernmental). Principles and practices in foreign policy in the world today as well as historically will be examined.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2002H
INR

Honors International Relations

This course provides an introduction to the nature of international relations, analysis of trends and international movements (nationalism, imperialism, militarism), armaments and developments in international organizations (governmental and nongovernmental). Principles and practices in foreign policy in the world today as well as historically will be examined.

Credit hours: 3

PHI - Philosophy

2002
PHI

Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Philosophy

Prerequisites: ENC1101 and PHI2010 or PHH 2060 with a minimum grade of "C." (Meets Philosophy/Religion Humanities requirement.) This course presents an in-depth focus into modern and contemporary philosophy. Through a variety of selected readings the student will be introduced to some of the major philosophies and philosophers from the modern and contemporary periods. This course is a Gordon Rule writing course in which student will produce extensive college-level writing and which requires completion with a minimum grade of "C."

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2002H
PHI

Honors Modern And Contemporary Philosophy

Credit hours: 3

2010
PHI

Introduction to Philosophy

Prerequisite: ENC1101 with a minimum grade of "C." (Meets Philosophy/Religion Humanities requirement.) This is a foundation course in philosophy. Students will learn about topic such as epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. The course introduces the methods of philosophy, addresses some major philosophical questions and examines the views of various philosophers from around the world. This course is a Gordon Rule writing course in which students will produce extensive college- level writing and requires completion with a minimum grade of "C."

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2600
PHI

Ethics

Prerequisite: ENC1101 with a minimum grade of "C." (Meets Philosophy/Religion Humanities requirement.) This course is a critical evaluation of the major theories of moral values. Throughout the course, emphasis is on the application of theory to contemporary ethical problems. This course is a Gordon Rule writing course in which students will produce extensive college-level writing and which requires completion with a minimum grade of "C."

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2600H
PHI

Honors Ethics

Credit hours: 3

2635
PHI

Biomedical Ethics

Prerequisite: ENC1101 with a minimum grade of "C." (Meets Philosophy/Religion Humanities requirement.) A study of the controversial ethical issues that arise within the practice of medicine and within biomedical research. Case studies and thought experiments will be used to explore the moral and professional responsibilities of those working in the medical profession. Topics include patient relationship, abortion, infertility, genetics, cloning, euthanasia, organ transplant and health care reform. This course is a Gordon Rule writing course in which students will produce extensive college-level writing and which requires completion with a minimum grade of "C."

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2635H
PHI

Biomedical Ethics Honors

Credit hours: 3

2949
PHI

COOP/Work Experience/Philosophy

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student’s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

PHH - Philosophy History

2060
PHH

Introduction to Classical Philosophy

Prerequisite: ENC1101 with a minimum grade of "C." (Meets Philosophy/Religion Humanities requirement.) This course is an introduction to the aims and methods of philosophy through a survey of Western thought from the ancient through the medieval world. The course deals with major philosophical problems as treated in the works of such philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas This course is a Gordon Rule writing course in which students will produce extensive college-level writing and which requires completion with a minimum grade of "C."

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2060H
PHH

Honors-Introduction To Classical Philosophy

Credit hours: 3

POS - Political Science

2041
POS

American National Government

A comprehensive examination of the theory, practice, ideals, and realities of government and politics in the United States. Major areas of study include behavior and participation, the legislative process, the presidency, the judicial process, and the administrative state.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2041H
POS

Honors Am Ntl Gvt

Credit hours: 3

2112
POS

State and Local Government

The course is a study of state and local forms of government. Throughout the course, the government of Florida is used as an example of activities and patterns of state government. The responsibilities of local government at the county and city levels are explored during the course.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2112H
POS

Honors State and Local Government

The course is a study of state and local forms of government. Throughout the course, the government of Florida is used as an example of activities and patterns of state government. The responsibilities of local government at the county and city levels are explored during the course.

Credit hours: 3

2600H
POS

Hnrs Amr Const Law

Credit hours: 3

2949
POS

Coop:Polit Sc

Credit hours: 3
Other hours: 3

PSY - Psychology

2012
PSY

General Psychology

This course is a study of the general field of psychology and is designed to provide an understanding of human behavior by studying the adaptation of the individual to the physical and social environment.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2012H
PSY

Honors Gen Psy

Credit hours: 3

2930
PSY

Special Topics in Psychology

Prerequisite: PSY2012. This course will cover a variety of special topics for students who wish to further explore the field of psychology. Students will explore the application of psychological theories and principles to areas ranging from popular culture to real world problems and concerns. (May be repeated once for a total of six credits.)

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2930H
PSY

Honors Special Topics in Psychology

This course will cover a variety of special topics for students who wish to further explore the field of psychology. Students will explore the application of psychological theories and principles to areas ranging from popular culture to real world problems and concerns. (May be repeated once for a total of six credits).

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2949
PSY

COOP/Work Experience/Psychology

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student’s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

PAD - Public Administration

2002H
PAD

Hnrs Intro/Pub Adm

Credit hours: 3

REL - Religion

2000
REL

Introduction to Religion

Prerequisite: ENC1101 with a minimum grade of "C." (Meets Philosophy/Religion Humanities requirement.) Introduction to the academic study of religion. The student will investigate a wide range of religious phenomena from the major world religious traditions. This course is a Gordon Rule writing course in which students will produce extensive college-level writing and which requires completion with a minimum grade of "C."

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2000H
REL

Honors Introduction To Religion

Credit hours: 3

2121
REL

Introduction to Religion in America

Prerequisite: ENC1101 with a minimum grade of "C." (Meets Philosophy/Religion Humanities requirement.) This course is an historical inquiry into the ideological origins and social context of American religious life. Emphasis is placed upon the rich diversity of American religious life through an examination of American originals (e.g., native Americans, Mormons, Christian Scientists, Seventh-Day Adventists), imported religions (e.g., Protestantism, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism), and pop culture religion. This course is a Gordon Rule writing course in which students will produce extensive college-level writing and which requires completion with a minimum grade of ¿C.¿

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2121H
REL

Honors Introduction To Religion In America

Credit hours: 3

2240H
REL

Honors Introduction To New Testament

Credit hours: 3

2300
REL

Religions of the World

Prerequisite: ENC1101 with a minimum grade of "C." (Meets Philosophy/Religion Humanities requirement.) A study of primitive and the living religions of Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Islam, and Christianity. This course is a Gordon Rule writing course in which students will produce extensive college-level writing and which requires completion with a minimum grade of "C."

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2300H
REL

Honors Religions Of The World

Credit hours: 3

2315
REL

Eastern Religions

Prerequisties: ENC1101. This introductory course surveys a broad range of religious ideas and practices belonging to Eastern traditions of Asia. The survey includes Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Taoism, Cofucianism, and Shinto. Geographically, the foci of this course will be India, China, and Japan. This course is a Gordon Rule writing course in which students will produce extensive college-level writing and which requires completion with a minimum grade of "C."

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2315H
REL

Honors Eastern Religions

Credit hours: 3

2949
REL

COOP/Work Experience/Religion

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student’s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

SOW - Social Work

2020
SOW

Introduction to Social Work

This course is an introduction to an analysis of the relationship of social problems and their determinants to clients, social welfare institutions, services, policies, and social service delivery systems.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2020H
SOW

Honors Introduction To The Field Of Social Work

Credit hours: 3

2949
SOW

COOP/Work Experience/Social Services

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student’s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

SYG - Sociology General

2000
SYG

Principles of Sociology

This course provides an introduction to the concepts, theories, and methods of sociology. Major topics include: society and culture, personality and socialization, individuals, groups and institutions, deviance, crime, and social control; social class, family, age and aging, health and medicine, race and ethnicity, population and environment, tourism, social movements, technology, and social change.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2000H
SYG

Honors Principles Of Sociology

Credit hours: 3

2010
SYG

Social Problems

The course provides an introduction to the concepts, theories, and methods of the sociological study of social problems. Major topics include: the origins and trends of social problems and their associated solutions with a focus on poverty and inequality, racism, sexism, substance abuse, crime and violence, urban and environmental problems, technology, and social change.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2010H
SYG

Honors Social Problems

Credit hours: 3

2430
SYG

Marriage and Family Living

This course is an analysis of courtship, mate selection, engagement, marriage, and child rearing, with emphasis on the contemporary American family.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

WST - Women's Studies

2010
WST

Introduction to Women's Studies: Women and Their Communities

This course introduces students to the study of major issues relevant to the female experience in Western Civilization and to the significance of gender in society. Students will be exposed to the major feminist theories that have shaped scholarship and lives. Emphasis will be placed upon the ways in which women have responded to the challenge of community.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2010H
WST

Honors Intro To Women'S Studies: Women/Their Communities

Credit hours: 3

Social Sciences Faculty

Name Title Phone Email
Richard Baldwin Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 6005 rbaldwin@gulfcoast.edu
Patrick Brennan Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 2828 pbrennan@gulfcoast.edu
David Fistein Associate Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 2826 dfistein@gulfcoast.edu
Jennifer Hamilton Associate Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 5850 jhamilton@gulfcoast.edu
Daniel Hudson Associate Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 2833 dhudson@gulfcoast.edu
Wes Keene Associate Professor (850) 872-3826 ext. 3826 wkeene@gulfcoast.edu
Melanie Pelton Assistant Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 2825 mpelton@gulfcoast.edu
John Phillips Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 2827 jpphillips@gulfcoast.edu
Teresa Salter Instructor (850) 769-1551 ext. 3393 tsalter@gulfcoast.edu
Patricia Schenck Associate Professor (850) 873-3577 ext. 3577 pschenck@gulfcoast.edu
Elizabeth Trentanelli Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 2831 etrentanelli@gulfcoast.edu
Tara Vannette Associate Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 2830 tvannette@gulfcoast.edu
Jason Wenzel Assistant Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 4817 jwenzel@gulfcoast.edu
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