BIO 101, 102: General Biology I, II
Introduction to cell anatomy and organismal biology. The five kingdoms
of life are surveyed, emphasizing distinguishing features and
lifestyles. In-depth study of major organ systems of multicellular
animals. Emphasis on principles underlying living organisms, problems
they face and solutions that have evolved. Designed as first of two
semesters of a general survey. Three hours lecture; three hours
Introduction to biochemistry, molecular cell biology and cell
energetics. Genetics covered in relation to molecular mechanisms,
population biology and evolutionary theory. Survey of botany, including
anatomy and physiology of plants. Introduction to ecological principles,
including ecosystem organization; interaction of biotic and abiotic
factors; and the biosphere. Prerequisite: 101. Three hours lecture;
three hours laboratory. NSL
BIO 110: Contemporary Biology
A survey of relevant biological principles and processes designed as an
introduction to the life sciences for the non-science major. Topics
include human biology (cellular and physiological processes), evolution
of biodiversity and ecology. Three hours lecture; three hours
BUS 124: Introduction to Management
Study of management from a general
perspective. Major functional areas of internal and external activities
of an organization, the decision-making process and the computer’s place
in contemporary management. Emphasis on formulation and implementation
of policy in keeping with an organization’s goals.
BUS 220: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Consideration of the problems of start-up, survival,
profit and growth of a new or ongoing venture. Examination of
small-business operations including business plans, finance, legal
aspects, government regulation, record-keeping, marketing and human
resources issues. Prerequisite: 124.
EDU 206: Educational Psychology
A pragmatically oriented study of learning processes and factors that
stimulate and impede those processes. Psychological testing, methods of
measuring and evaluating learning. Special needs of learners with
exceptionalities and racial and ethnic minorities. Techniques of
interpersonal relations and classroom management. Observation in local
schools and other institutions. Prerequisite: PSY 110.
EDU 207: Adolescent Development, Cognition, and Learning
This course will focus on development of youth from pre-adolescence to
late adolescence and emerging adulthood. The interrelationship of
physical, social, emotional development with cognition and learning will
be examined. Implications for pedagogical approaches and varied
curriculum components will be evaluated. This course would be of value
for in-service teachers, case workers, youth ministry and other adults
who interact with teenagers. Prerequisite: PSY 110
PSY 202: Lifespan Development
Human development from conception to death. Topics include:
philosophical and scientific views of the life cycle; and biological,
cognitive, social, emotional and personality themes of development
during childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Prerequisite: 110. CC
EFT 201, 202: Equine-Facilitated Therapeutics I, II
An introductory course addressing: therapeutic program development,
program personnel and team-building, qualifications, and training;
overview of disabilities commonly encountered in the therapeutic
program; learning styles; record-keeping and use of the horse in
equine-assisted activities. Prerequisite: EQS 116.
Theories learned in EFT 201 are put into practical application through:
development of evaluation and intake techniques; in-depth presentation
of the physical, emotional and mental disabilities commonly seen in
therapeutic programs; goal setting and lesson planning; appropriate
horse use; the role of the leader and sidewalkers during the mount,
lesson and dismount; and, safety procedures and techniques.
EFT 213: Training the Therapy Horse
A practical course to train the therapeutic riding horse. Students will
train/retrain assigned horses in the following: leading techniques (on-
and off-lead) in walk and trot; ramp safety for mounts and dismounts;
acceptance of adaptive equipment; de-sensitization techniques; and
working with behavior issues related to herd work, emergency situations
and boredom. Prerequisite: EQS 230.
EFT 215: Equine Biomechanics and Kinesiology
A study of equine movement. A thorough understanding of how a horse
moves is used to improve the posture, balance and mobility of both horse
and rider. To gain an understanding of the horse’s movement in real
time, students will complete a research project using video analysis,
still photography and other media applications. Prerequisite: EQS 116.
EFT 331, 332: Teaching Therapeutic Riding
Students will apply the skills and concepts from EFT 201, EFT 202, EFT
213 and EFT 215 in the following: intake and evaluation of riders; goal
setting, task analysis, skill progression and lesson planning based on
rider ability and age; assignment of appropriate horse and equipment;
training and oversight of the team; differentiation between the
therapeutic riding instructor and medical or mental health
professionals; role play; and mentored teaching of students having
physical, emotional or mental disabilities. Prerequisites: 202, EQS 240.
Under the supervision of the professor, students will teach riders with
disabilities, perform the duties of alternative team members and provide
critical evaluations of their peers. Prerequisite: 331.
EQS 110: Introduction to Equine Management
The foundation course for equestrian studies, which addresses basic
equine anatomy, breeds, colors, conformation, equipment, feeding,
grooming, minor veterinary care, shoeing, soundness and stable
management. Lecture, demonstration, discussion; practica and
experiential work required at the stable.
EQS 116: Equine Anatomy and Physiology
A study of the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive,
urinary, nervous, endocrine and reproductive systems of the horse from
anatomical and physiological perspectives. Prerequisite: BIO 101 or 110.
Three hours lecture; two hours laboratory.
EQS 230: Introduction to Training the Horse
Presents the basic concepts of a variety of
traditional and modern training methods. The course provides an
understanding of the horse’s natural behavior, instincts and ability to
learn. Students are taught the use of aids, tack, equipment, schooling
exercises and training techniques, all designed to develop a calm,
obedient, forward-moving horse. Lecture, discussion and practica.
EQS 240: Introduction to Teaching Horsemanship
A preparatory course for teaching the basics
of safe horsemanship, emphasizing theory of riding principles, methods
of instruction, safety, prevention of accidents, and supervision of
groups and individual riders. Lecture, discussion, observation,
practica. Prerequisites: 110, 230.
EQT: Minimum of one semester. Must ride to the EQT 204 level.
PSY 110: Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to the science of behavior. Topics include the biological
foundations of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and memory,
motivation and emotion, development, personality and adjustment, and
social behavior. CC