RN to BSN Bachelor's Degree

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RN to BSN Bachelor's Degree Course List

Major and Core Courses

Upper Division

Health Assessment

This course focuses on client assessment and the formation of a nursing diagnosis with an emphasis on the evaluation of health risks and health education. This course is designed to develop the student's knowledge and skills for obtaining and recording a systematic, comprehensive health history and physical examination of the adult client. Opportunities will be presented that provide for the synthesis of nursing, biologic, psychologic, and sociocultural knowledge and theories as they apply to the findings obtained in the comprehensive health assessment of adults. Interviewing and clinical examination skills will be utilized to gather and analyze data relevant to common health problems.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Quality and Safety in Nursing

Course ID: NUR 3177
Credits: 4

Applied Pathophysiology

This course is designed to enhance the student's knowledge and understanding of pathophysiological concepts and processes related to human illness and disease. A patient centered systems approach is used to explore the pathophysiology, etiologies, risk factors, clinical presentation, and diagnostics of selected illness and disease. This course will aid in the studentís ability to develop sound nursing
practice, critical reasoning abilities, and foster skills that provide safe, quality patient care.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Nursing Program

Course ID: NUR 3205
Credits: 4

Introduction to Alternative and Complementary Therapies

This course provides an introduction to the use of complementary and alternative therapies used in healthcare. The goal is to provide the student with knowledge and experience of mind/body self-healing skills, multi-cultural alternative medicine theories, practice environments and interventions that can be integrated safely into nursing and/or the nurseís personal lifestyle. The philosophical assumptions of complementary and alternative approaches will be examined through the application of critical thinking and the scientific evidence body of knowledge.

Prerequisite: Transcultural Nursing

Course ID: NUR 3418
Credits: 4

Quality and Safety in Nursing Practices

This course focuses on the critical review of current quality and safety issues in healthcare and guidelines and systems impacting healthcare agencies. Topics include quality and safety issues in nursing and healthcare, QSEN competencies, Joint Commission Standards, and Magnet Status. Students will gain understanding of contemporary quality and safety standards and best practices for quality and safety initiatives in healthcare settings.

Prerequisite: none

Co-requisite: Dimensions of Professional Nursing

Course ID: NUR 3508
Credits: 4

Transcultural Nursing

This course recognizes the importance of providing and incorporating cultural beliefs and experiences of patients, families, and their health care professionals within the care setting. Topics include: comparative analysis of communication styles, fostering open communication, family roles, dietary preferences, safety and concerns associated with cultural beliefs, values and practices of cultural norms and the impact on health care practice. Nursing interventions that integrate and examine evidence-based practice related to various cultural beliefs will be discussed. The importance of incorporating a holistic approach in the care and treatment of the patient will be demonstrated within this course.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Health Assessment

Course ID: NUR 3655
Credits: 4

Dimensions of Professional Nursing

This course investigates the evolution of nursing with an emphasis on professional values, standards and ethics. Students will explore how social and economic factors influence the nursing practice. This course includes an overview of major contemporary issues in nursing with a critical-thinking approach to evidence-based nursing practice. Opportunities will be presented that provide for strengthening critical thinking skills and the development of a personal philosophy statement of nursing practice.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Program

Course ID: NUR 3816
Credits: 4

Integration of Evidence-Based Practice and Research in Nursing

This course is designed to support the baccalaureate nurse scholar who contributes to the science of nursing practice by translating current evidence into practice. Student will study the use of evidence based practice models to identify practice issues, search and critique published research, and to propose creative, innovative, or evidence-based solutions to clinical practice problems. Emphasis is on developing a straightforward understanding of the research and using the evidence to improve professional nursing practice.

Prerequisite none

Course ID: NUR 4232
Credits: 4

Public Health and Community Nursing

This course provides an overview of concepts and theories related to public health and community health nursing. Topics include core functions and essentials of public health, health promotion and prevention, population focused practice, community assessment, and interdisciplinary collaboration to meet diverse client needs in diverse settings.

Prerequisites or Co-requisite: Transcultural Nursing; Nursing Research

Course ID: NUR 4529
Credits: 4

Leadership and Management in Nursing

This course explores leadership theories and concepts that impact the professional role of nursing. Emphasis will be placed on nursing leadership roles that create a culture of advocacy, safety and quality through individual and team performance. The student will develop knowledge related to improvement priorities in the work environment that will encourage organizational excellence. Additional topics include leadership styles, decision making, planned change, conflict resolution, communication, finance, healthcare policy, legal issues, and evaluation.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all other BSN courses

Co-requisite: Nursing Capstone

Course ID: NUR 4773
Credits: 4

Nursing Informatics

This course integrates nursing science, information science, computer science and cognitive science to acquire, process, design, and disseminate knowledge. The student will explore the use of information technology applications used by health care professionals to support the delivery of health care. Students will discuss the impact informatics has on the delivery of care including; efficiency and productivity, patient safety, confidentiality, and healthcare outcomes. With innovations in healthcare technology, unique opportunities and challenges for the nurse will be considered and addressed in this course.

Prerequisite: Quality and Safety in Nursing

Course ID: NUR 4870
Credits: 4

Nursing Capstone

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to synthesize and comprehensively apply and integrate theoretical and clinical experiences from previous nursing courses into a capstone experience. Students will use critical thinking skills and evidence-based practice to promote patient centered nursing care that encompasses quality and safety. Students will plan and implement a practicum experience consistent with the professional standards of the baccalaureate nurse essentials. The capstone preceptorship supports the role transformation of students and promotes clinical competence at the BSN preparation level.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all other BSN courses Co-requisite: Leadership and Management in Nursing

Course ID: NUR 4909
Credits: 4

Lower Division

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

In this course students will begin their study of the structure and function of the human body. They will examine topics including basic chemistry and cell biology, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, and endocrine systems of the body, and will learn medical terminology. Students will complete laboratory exercises coordinated with course content and including microscopic observation, experimentation, study of anatomical models, and dissection activities.

Pre or Co-requisite: Structure and Function of the Human Body

Course ID: BSC 2346
Credits: 5

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

In this course, students will continue their study of human anatomy and physiology begun in Human Anatomy and Physiology I. They will examine the circulatory, lymphatic and immune, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems, as well as fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, and nutrition and metabolism. Students will complete laboratory exercises coordinated with course content and including microscopic observation, experimentation, study of anatomical models, and dissection activities.

Prerequisite: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Course ID: BSC 2347
Credits: 5

Human Nutrition

This course introduces the student to principles of nutrition and the role of nutrients in health and common alterations in health throughout the life cycle. An introduction to clinical nutrition is included to prepare the student to apply these principles to the individual, family, community, and clinical areas.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: HUN 2202
Credits: 4

Introduction to Microbiology

This course provides an introduction to microbiology that emphasizes effects of microorganisms on human systems. Topics include microbial cell structure, function and metabolism; requirements for and control of growth; genetics, mutations, and biotechnology; a survey of bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, protozoa and helminthes; interactions with and impact of microbes on humans, including mechanisms of pathogenicity.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MCB 2289
Credits: 5

Fundamentals of Nursing

This course provides a foundation for the nursing program. It introduces the student to the history and practice of nursing, including the standard of nursing practice. The nursing process is introduced and used as an approach to nursing care with emphasis on assessment of basic human needs relating to oxygenation, nutrition, elimination, comfort and safety, security, and mobility. Critical thinking as embodied in the nursing process is emphasized and the concept of the nurse as provider of care, manager of care and member of the nursing profession is incorporated into the course content. This course integrates community health concepts and prepares entry-level nurses to work effectively in multiple roles, with individuals, families, and communities; addressing the varied clients and different settings in which nurses practice. Theoretical knowledge and principles are applied in the skills laboratory and clinical setting. Normal functional health patterns are explored in the context of the physical, biological and social sciences.

Prerequisites: Comprehensive Pharmacology; Comprehensive Pharmacology Lab

Course ID: NUR 1020C
Credits: 13

Comprehensive Pharmacology

This course provides an overview of essential concepts and principles of pharmacology as applied in the nursing management of client care, to include an overview of drug classifications, drug actions/interactions, and therapeutic and adverse reactions to medications. Students demonstrate proficiency with the use of problem-solving skills and mathematical calculations necessary to perform the nursing role. This course provides the foundation for subsequent coursework.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: NUR 1144
Credits: 4

Comprehensive Pharmacology Lab

This course prepares the student to administer medications. The six "rights" of administration, dosage calculation, routes of administration, proper use and storage of medications, patient observation and documentation are included. Clinical skills are practiced in the nursing lab. This course includes the practice and demonstration of medication administration."

Prerequisite: none Co-requisite: Comprehensive Pharmacology

Course ID: NUR 1144L
Credits: 2

Adult Nursing I

This is the first of three adult-health nursing courses. In this course, students continue to develop their role as a member of the profession of nursing as a provider of care to clients across the lifespan with uncomplicated medical surgical alterations in health. Pathophysiologic mechanisms of diseases are covered as well as assessment and nursing management with a special emphasis on the chronically ill client. The course curriculum includes concepts that are socially diverse, cultural, and ethnic in nature with regard to the care of clients across the lifespan to include both adult and geriatric clients. This course integrates community health concepts and prepares entry level nurses to work effectively in multiple roles, with individuals, families, and communities; addressing the varied clients and different settings in which nurses practice. The role of the nurse as provider of care, communicator, manager, and member of a profession are expanded and provide the framework for clinical applications and evaluation. Theoretical knowledge and principles are applied in the skills laboratory and clinical setting.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Nursing

Course ID: NUR 1211C
Credits: 13

Maternal-Child Nursing

In this course the student continues to develop the role as a member of the profession of nursing as a provider of care to women, children and families in meeting their basic needs in a variety of settings. This course integrates community health concepts and prepares entry-level nurses to work effectively in multiple roles, with individuals, families, and communities; addressing the varied clients and different settings in which nurses practice. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and skills relating to the pediatric population and the childbearing family. The role of the nurse as a provider of care, communicator, teacher, manager, and member of a profession provide the framework for the clinical application and evaluation in pediatric and childbearing settings.

Prerequisite: Adult Nursing I

Course ID: NUR 1460C
Credits: 2

Adult Nursing II

This is the second of three adult-health nursing courses. The focus of this course is on the care of adults with altered health status in acute care and psychiatric settings. In this course, students continue to develop their role as a member of the profession of nursing as a provider of care to clients with more complex medical-surgical alterations in health. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and skills relating to advanced adult healthcare in medical-surgical and psychiatric settings. The course curriculum includes concepts that are socially diverse, cultural, and ethnic in nature with regard to the care of clients across the lifespan to include both adult and geriatric clients. This course integrates community health concepts and prepares entry level nurses to work effectively in multiple roles, with individuals, families, and communities; addressing the varied clients and different settings in which nurses practice. The role of the nurse as provider of care, communicator, teacher, manager, and member of a profession are expanded and provide the framework for clinical application and evaluation. Theoretical knowledge and principles are applied in the skills laboratory and clinical setting.

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Nursing; Comprehensive Pharmacology; Adult Nursing I

Course ID: NUR 2711C
Credits: 13

Adult Nursing III

This is the third of three adult-health nursing courses. The focus of this course is on the care of adults with altered health status. This concentrated clinical course in an acute care setting promotes the student's transition from student to graduate with its emphasis on management of care and leadership, functional health patterns, professional behaviors, communication. Clinical decision making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration, and managing care activities in a broad in-depth application of the nursing process in the clinical management of group of patients. The course curriculum includes concepts that are socially diverse, cultural, and ethnic in nature with regard to the care of clients across the lifespan to include both adult and geriatric clients. This course integrates community health concepts and prepares entry level nurses to work effectively in multiple roles, with individuals, families, and communities; addressing the varied clients and different settings in which nurses practice. The roles of the nurse as provider of care, communicator, teacher, manager, and member of a profession are expanded and provide the framework for clinical application and evaluation. Theoretical knowledge and principles are applied in the skills laboratory and clinical setting.

Prerequisites: Foundations of Nursing; Comprehensive Pharmacology; Comprehensive Pharmacology Lab; Adult Nursing I; Maternal-Child Nursing; Adult Nursing II

Course ID: NUR 2712C
Credits: 3

Nursing Role and Scope

This course is designed to assist the graduating student in the transition to the role of the registered nurse. Client care management concepts and the legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities of the registered nurse are stressed.

Prerequisites: Maternal-Child Nursing; Adult Nursing II Co-requisite: Adult Nursing III

Course ID: NUR 2820
Credits: 2

General Education Courses

Upper Division

Communication (Select 1 course)

Advanced Composition

This advanced writing course is intended to help students further develop and refine their writing, researching, and analytical skills, through the application of these skills to various rhetorical situations. To achieve these goals, students will be expected to develop their ability to present their views in an organized, unified, and coherent manner to diverse audiences.

Prerequisite: English Composition

Course ID: ENC 3311
Credits: 4

Visual Communication in the Media

This course examines how people understand their world through visual images. Students will examine how people visually gather, process, and interpret information presented through media sources.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MMC 3407
Credits: 4

Humanities (Select 2 courses)

American Literature

This course surveys authors, genres, and movements in American literature from 1865 to the present, including representative works of Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and Post- Modernism/Post-Structuralism. Students will engage in critical readings of exemplary literary texts from a diverse group of authors that have influenced American literature since the Civil War. Students will analyze how these works of literature exemplify particular historical moments in U.S. history, as well as how they communicate pertinent cultural issues such as gender, race, ethnicity, class, religion, sexual identity, community, region, and nation. In their study of the broad range of American fiction, poetry, and drama since 1865, students will analyze literary, aesthetic, and critical developments.

Prerequisites: English Composition; Introduction to Literature

Course ID: AML 3041
Credits: 4

Literature of American Minorities

This course introduces students to a variety of texts by American minority authors from the mid- 19th century to the present. The central focus of this course will be on literary responses to social marginalization based on race/ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexuality/sexual orientation, ability, and other factors. Students will study the effects of exclusionary and oppressive practices, both historical and present day, on writers' perceptions and literary representations of their times, contexts, and identity. Students will also be introduced to samples of the most common critical-theoretical approaches to the primary texts they will study in this class.

Prerequisite: English

Course ID: AML 4680
Credits: 4

Contemporary World Literature: 1900 to the Present

This course explores how authors from around the world have engaged with important themes and historical events throughout the twentieth century. In studying these texts, students will examine the interplay of fiction and history, the varieties of literary style, and the qualities that link as well as distinguish works from different cultures. Students will respond to texts critically in discussion and essays, as well as research critical evaluations of literary topics, authors, etc.

Prerequisite: English Composition

Course ID: LIT 3191
Credits: 4

Political Thought

The aim of this course is to understand and appreciate some important authors and traditions of political thought. The course will cover such topics as authority, consent, freedom and obligation.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: POT 4001
Credits: 4

Math/Natural Sciences (Select 1 course)

Human Uses of the Environment

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the integrated relationship between human life and the surrounding environment, beginning with a study of the fundamental concepts and principles of ecology. Topics that are interwoven throughout the course include principles of ecology as seen in the structure and function of the ecosystem; pollution of air, soil, and water resources; population explosion and the relationship of people, disease, and food production; and environmental controls necessary for survival.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: EVR 3410
Credits: 4

Physical Geography

This course presents a study of the development and distribution of landforms, climates, minerals, soils and water resources. Interrelationships between the physical environment and regional patterns formed by these elements are analyzed against man's utilization of them.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: GEO 3204
Credits: 4

Conservation of Resources

The purpose of this course is to provide students with important principles of ecology and resource management. Emphasis will be on local, national, and global environment problems and possible solutions to these problems.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: GEO 3372
Credits: 4

Gender in Math and Science

This course examines the personal and collective educational experiences, career paths, and discoveries of female researchers, teachers, and practitioners in the fields of mathematics and science.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: WST 4350
Credits: 4

Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)

Visions of America Since 1945

Since the end of World War II, popular culture has become an especially significant aspect of American history and an important element in many of our lives. Consequently, this course will explore the ways in which popular culture has represented and mediated conflicts and tensions post-World War II. Through this lens, issues of gender and family relationships, as well as class and racial politics, will be discussed. The dual role of television as a reflective and manipulative force in the new suburban family and the role Hollywood films played in the popular culture will be examined.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: AMH 3304
Credits: 4

Comparative Politics

This course will introduce students to the field of comparative politics by examining classification of political systems according to institutional and developmental characteristics. Causes and costs of political stability and instability will be explored. Comparison will be made between contemporary political institutions and processes in various countries.

Prerequisite: American/US National Government

Course ID: CPO 4003
Credits: 4

American Religious History

A survey of the contribution of religion to American culture, including the differences between rural and urban society, the development of religious freedom and the rise of a "secular religion." Examines the emergence of new forms of belief and practice and the variety of religious issues confronting American society today.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: REL 3131
Credits: 4

Work and Family

This course focuses on the overlapping worlds of work and family. It examines both the nature of the links that exist between the two major social institutions as well as the issues and problems that result from the combination of individuals' work and family responsibilities. An emphasis is placed on female labor force participation.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: SYO 4180
Credits: 4

Lower Division

English Composition (Required course)

English Composition

This course is designed to guide students in understanding the writing process and developing their ability to write and express ideas in an organized, unified, and coherent manner. Students will produce college-level writing that reflects awareness of rhetorical strategies, writing purpose, student voice, and appropriate grammar, punctuation, and usage skills. Through reading, writing, discussion, research, and collaboration, students will learn practice effective writing and apply course concepts.

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Foundation coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: ENC 1101
Credits: 4

Communication (Select 1 course)

Introduction to Communication

The course will introduce students to basic models and theories of the communication process. Students will learn about a variety of elements involved in communication. They will also explore how factors such as race, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, and gender influence communication. Students will focus on developing an awareness of the effects of various types of communication on themselves and others. They will also develop practical skills for improving their ability to communicate in personal, social and professional contexts. Specific topics will include perception, self-concept, verbal and nonverbal communication, effective listening and communicating in culturally diverse settings.

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Foundation coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: COM 1002
Credits: 4

English Composition 2

This course builds on students' understanding of the writing process through an exploration of various writing strategies and research. Students will analyze readings and apply critical reading and writing skills. This course will develop argumentative writing and application of research.

Prerequisite: English Composition

Course ID: ENC 1121
Credits: 4

Oral Communication

This course will present students with a broad understanding of communication in a variety of contexts. Students will learn the processes and strategies of oral communication by exploring speech anxiety, audience analysis, and organizational speech patterns. Students will research, use supporting materials, and use effective language to develop and present a narrative, informative and persuasive speech.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: SPC 2017
Credits: 4

Humanities (Select 2 courses)

Art Appreciation

Students will examine the historical, social, and technological factors that contribute to understanding the function and meaning of art in this course. Using a global and thematic approach, students will be introduced to the basic elements of art, while learning about a full range of media used to make art, and the fundamental concepts of art criticism. Western and non-Western art is represented, with a strong emphasis on a global perspective in relation to culture, communication, politics, and economics.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ART 1204
Credits: 4

Creative Writing

This course will develop the student's talents in creative writing. Various forms of writing will be studied, such as short stories, novels, poems, plays and non-fiction. Works by students and others will be critiqued. Students will also develop editorial skills so that each writer may revise and improve his/her work. Students will compose a minimum of 6000 words over the course of the program.

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Foundation coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: CRW 2001
Credits: 4

Film Appreciation

Students will study different elements, forms, techniques and styles of film and will learn a critical approach to film and the motion picture industry. Students will critique films and filmmakers through various approaches and assessments that demonstrate analysis, interpretation, and evaluation skills as well as fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of film as an art form.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: FIL 2000
Credits: 4

Humanities

This course investigates human creative achievement. It is designed to increase the student's understanding and appreciation of cultural literacy and the pursuit of humanitarian goals. Representative disciplines may include art, music, literature, architecture, drama, and philosophy.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: HUM 2023
Credits: 4

Introduction to Literature

This course offers an introduction to the most common literary genres: Fiction, poetry, drama, and literary non-fiction. Students will study the basic elements of each genre, learn how to compare genres, become familiar with sample texts that illustrate the particularities of each genre, and practice the skills of analyzing and writing about literary texts. Reading and analysis of texts will include a variety of literary forms and periods. Students will engage in approaches to determining literary meaning, form, and value.

Prerequisite: none [English Composition recommended]

Course ID: LIT 2000
Credits: 4

Introduction to Critical Thinking

A study of the rules of valid judging and reasoning, both inductive and deductive, in a traditional, language-centered context rather than a symbolic context. Logical analysis of both formal and informal fallacies and of the consistency and logical consequences of a given set of statements. Logical analysis is applied to concrete problems dealing with our knowledge of reality.

Prerequisite: English Composition

Course ID: PHI 2103
Credits: 4

Conversational Spanish

This course focuses on common words and phrases students need to develop a working vocabulary which will enable them to communicate with Spanish-speaking individuals in their personal and professional lives. Although oral communication is stressed, included is an overview of Spanish grammar, phonetic pronunciation, and Hispanic culture.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: SPN 271
Credits: 4

Math/Natural Sciences (Required courses)

Introduction to Human Biology

Students will explore fundamental concepts of human biology. They will examine cell structure and function, body systems, and biochemistry. They will also learn basic concepts of genetics and evolution. Students will explore the relationship of human populations and the ecosystem.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: BSC 2145
Credits: 4

College Algebra

This course provides students with the skills to achieve mastery of algebraic terminology and applications including, but not limited to, real number operations, variables, polynomials, integer exponents, graphs, factoring, quadratic equations, and word problems.

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Foundation coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: MAT 1031
Credits: 4

Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)

United States History: 1900 to the Present

This course provides an overview of the history of the United States during the 20th century up until the present day. The political, social, and economic aspects of this time will be explored amid a variety of human cultures, values, and perspectives within the United States.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: AMH 2030
Credits: 4

Florida History

This course is a study of the historical development of the state of Florida. Students will explore various elements in the state's development such as demographic and economics.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: AMH 2070
Credits: 4

Macroeconomics

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of macroeconomics, which deals with the economy as a whole. An overview of the American economy will be explored through a study of basic supply and demand analysis and a review of fiscal and monetary policy to phases of the business cycle. Unemployment, inflation, GDP, and policy decisions which affect the American economy at home and abroad will be covered.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ECO 2013
Credits: 4

Microeconomics

Students will be introduced to the field of microeconomics in this course, including theories of production, determination of prices, and distribution of income in regulated and unregulated industries. Other topics may include industrial relations, monopolies, and comparative economic systems.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ECO 2023
Credits: 4

Human Geography

This course will introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students will employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: GEA 1000
Credits: 4

American/U.S. National Government

This course presents the development and evolution of the American national government with emphasis on the structures and processes of our representative democracy, including its ties to culture, politics and policies, political parties, and state and local governments.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: POS 2020
Credits: 4

General Psychology

This course will provide students with a general understanding of basic methodologies, concepts, theories, and practices in contemporary psychology. Areas of investigation may include the goals and research methodologies of psychology, the science of the brain, theories of human development and intelligence, concepts of motivation and emotions, the science of sensation and perceptions, and the current practices pertaining to psychological disorders, therapies, and treatments.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: PSY 1012
Credits: 4

Introduction to Sociology

This course introduces students to basic sociology terms and concepts. Students will understand how to apply sociological concepts and theories and analyze the structure and relationships of social institutions and the process of social change. Students will explore a variety of topics of sociological interest, including socialization, social inequality, social movements, and the impact of technology and social change on society.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: SYG 1000
Credits: 4

Foundation Courses

Reading and Writing Strategies

This course develops students' reading and writing skills in preparation for college-level coursework. Through review of grammar, punctuation, and the writing process, students will enhance their ability to compose sentences, paragraphs, and short essays. The study of active reading strategies will provide students with the tools necessary for comprehending collegiate level texts.

Prerequisite: Placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: B080
Credits: 4

Practical Math

Mathematics is learned through communication. In this course, students will learn to communicate how problems are solved and how solving problems can be applied in real-world settings. Students will have opportunities to learn multiple problem solving strategies. This course also provides practice and skill problems.

Prerequisite: Placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: B087
Credits: 4

Total Bachelor's Degree Credits

Lower Division General Education Credits: 32

Upper Division General Education Credits: 24

Lower Division Major and Core Credits: 81

Upper Division Major and Core Credits: 44

Total BS Degree Credits: 181*

* Credit totals do not include Foundation Courses. Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in Foundation Courses through a Rasmussen College entrance placement exam or by successful completion of Foundation Courses.

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