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English

English

Language makes us human, not only raising us above a mere animal-­‐like existence but also allowing us to create societies and culture by shaping and controlling our thought. Language is fundamental not only to our survival and progress but also to the form of our literary creations; it reflects the heritage and dignity of the human condition. The English department, therefore, is committed to providing comprehensive instruction in composition and literature and creating the finest educational opportunities possible for students who have the desire and ability to learn.

 

Specifically, it provides the first two years of English and pre-­‐professional courses for transfer students, occupational/technical writing courses for students in specialized vocational fields, developmental and general education to prepare students for the THEA and other state-­‐approved alternate tests and higher level writing and critical thinking skills, courses to meet various community needs, and opportunities for personal enrichment. In sum, the English department offers excellence in its courses, services and practices. It affirms equal access for all individuals within the diverse student population and approaches all endeavors with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

www.odessa.edu/dept/english

English

Course Listing

  • Composition I - ENGL 1301
  • Composition II - ENGL 1302
  • Creative Writing - ENGL 2307
  • Technical and Business Writing - ENGL 2311
  • British Literature I - ENGL 2322
  • British Literature II - ENGL 2323
  • American Literature I - ENGL 2327
  • American Literature II -ENGL 2328
  • World Literature - ENGL 2331
  • Forms of Literature - ENGL 2341
  • Mexican-American Literature - ENGL 2351
  • ESOL - Oral Communication - ESOL 0370
  • ESOL - Writing and Grammar - ESOL 0375

English

Psychology & Sociology

Psychology & Sociology

The psychology/sociology department offers freshman-­‐ and sophomore-­‐level courses in psychology and sociology with a wide selection for both disciplines. The science of psychology studies human development and behavior throughout the lifespan, learning, thinking and mood states, gender differences, and relationships. Students are introduced to methodology, critical thinking, and application of psychological principles to everyday life. Career paths offer students a wide selection of occupations including neuropsychology, clinical practice, research, teaching, industrial/ organizational and communications. Psychology majors may choose between an associate of arts or an associate of science degree.

 

Sociology is the study of groups, behavior and society. Sociological issues include culture, critical analyses of major social institutions, race and ethnicity, gender and age, human sexuality, deviance and crime, groups and interaction, population and the environment, theories and the scientific method. Career paths offer students many opportunities in government, business, academia, law enforcement, communications, research, and medical and gerontological occupations.

 

Psychology/sociology majors are encouraged to organize their degree plans with the assistance and advice of the department chair and academic counselors. It is the responsibility of the student to forecast the transferability of his/her degree plan to university curricula.

http://www.odessa.edu/dept/psycsoc/

Psychology & Sociology

Course Listing

  • General Psychology - PSYC 2301
  • Human Sexuality - PSYC 2306
  • Lifespan Growth & Development - PSYC 2314
  • Introduction to Sociology - SOCI 1301
  • Human Sexuality - SOCI 2306
  • Criminology - SOCI 2336
  • Mathematical Statistics - MATH 1342

Psychology & Sociology

Speech

Speech

The speech department recognizes that effective communication is an essential skill in college, industry and daily life. Students must be able to organize their ideas logically, adapt those ideas to their specific audience or situation, and then express those ideas or feelings in a clear, confident manner. These skills, once learned, will aid students throughout their private and professional lives.

 

All speech courses have unique, diverse functions; therefore, each presents individual goals. However, the shared goal of these classes is to help students develop a more articulate, sensitive and confident self image in the area of oral communication.

 

Business and Professional Speech and Public Speaking are course offerings considered to be “core” classes because they help fulfill the communication requirements at most colleges and universities.

 

Speech courses need not be taken in any particular sequence. More than one speech course may be taken during a given semester.

 

www.odessa.edu/dept/speech

Speech

Course Listing

  • Introduction to Speech Communication - SPCH 1311
  • Interpersonal Communication - SPCH 1318
  • Business and Professional Speech - SPCH 1321
  • Discussion and Small Group Communication - SPCH 23
  • Argumentation and Debate - SPCH 2335
  • Oral Interpretation - SPCH 2341

Speech

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The following courses have been identified as Core Curriculum.
10 – Communication (6 credit hours)
ENGL 1301, Composition I
ENGL 1302, Composition II
 

11 – Additional Communication (3 credit hours)
SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking
SPCH 1321 - Business & Professional Speech
SPCH1311 - Introduction to Speech Communication
 

20 – Mathematics (3 – 4 credit hours)
MATH 1314 - College Algebra
MATH 1316 - Plane Trigonometry
MATH 1324 - Mathematical Analysis for Business I
MATH 1325 - Mathematical Analysis for Business II
MATH 1332 - Structures of College Mathematics I
MATH 1333 – Structures of College Mathematics II
MATH 1342 - Mathematical Statistics
MATH 1348 - Analytic Geometry
MATH 2412 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics
MATH 2413 - Calculus I
MATH 2414 - Calculus II

30 – Natural Science (7 - 8 credit hours)
AGRI 1407 - Agronomy
ASTR 1403 - Stars and Galaxies
ASTR 1404 - Solar System
BIOL 1322 – Nutrition & Diet Therapy I
BIOL 1406 - General Biology I
BIOL 1407 - General Biology II
BIOL 1408 - Biology for Non-Science Majors I
BIOL 1409 - Biology for Non-Science Majors II
BIOL 2401 - Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2402 - Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 2406 – Environmental Biology
BIOL 2420 – Microbiology
BIOL 2421 – Microbiology for Science Majors
CHEM 1311/1111 - General Chemistry I
CHEM 1312/1112 - General Chemistry II
GEOL 1403 - Physical Geology
GEOL 1404 - Historical Geology
PHYS 1401 - College Physics I
PHYS 1402 - College Physics II
PHYS 1403 – Stars and Galaxies
PHYS 1404 - Solar System
PHYS 2425 - Engineering Physics I
PHYS 2426 - Engineering Physics II

40 – Humanities (3 credit hours)
ARTS 1303 - Art History I
ARTS 1304 - Art History II
ENGL 2322 - Survey of British Literature I
ENGL 2323 - Survey of British Literature II
ENGL 2327 - Survey of American Literature I
ENGL 2328 - Survey of American Literature II
ENGL 2332 - Survey of World Literature I
ENGL 2333 - Survey of World Literature II
HIST 1301 - United States History I
HIST 1302 - United States History II
HIST 2301 - Texas History
MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation
MUSI 1308 - Introduction to Music Literature I
MUSI 1309 - Introduction to Music Literature II
PHIL 1301 - Introduction to Philosophy I
PHIL 2306 - Introduction to Philosophy II(Ethics)
SPAN 2311 - Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2312 - Intermediate Spanish II
SPCH 2341 – Introduction to Oral Interpretation

50 – Visual and Performing Arts (3 credit hours)
ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation
ARTS 1303 - Art History I
ARTS 1304 - Art History II
ARTS 1311 - Design I
ARTS 1312 - Design II
ARTS 1316 - Drawing I
ARTS 1317 - Drawing II
ARTS 2348 - Digital Art I
ARTS 2349 – Digital Art II
ARTS 2356 - Photography I
ARTS 2357 - Photography II
COMM 1318 - Photography I
COMM 1319 - Photography II
DRAM 1351 - Acting I
DRAM 1352 - Acting II
DRAM 2336 - Voice for Theatre
AP/01-2-11
MUSI 1301 - Music Fundamentals
MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation
MUSI 1308 - Music Literature I
MUSI 1309 - Music Literature II

60 – History (6 credit hours)
HIST 1301 - United States History I
HIST 1302 - United States History II
HIST 2301 - Texas History
HIST 2327 - Mexican-American History I
HIST 2328 - Mexican-American History II

70 – Government (6 credit hours)
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government

80 – Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)
AGRI 2317 – Introduction to Agriculture Economics
ECON 2301 - Principles of Economics I (Macro)
ECON 2302 - Principles of Economics II (Micro)
HIST 2311 Western Civilization I
HIST 2312 Western Civilization II
PSYC 2301 - Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 2302 - Applied Psychology
PSYC 2306 - Human Sexuality
PSYC 2308 - Child Psychology
PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth & Development
PSYC 2319 Social Psychology
SOCI 1301 - Principles of Sociology
SOCI 1306 - Social Problems
Sociology 2301 - Sociology of the Family
SOCI 2306 - Human Sexuality
SOCI 2326 - Social Psychology
Sociology 2336 - Criminology

90 – Institutionally Designated Option (3 – 6 credit hours)
AGRI 1309 - Computers in Agriculture
BCIS 1305 - Business Computer Applications
BCIS 1405 - Business Computer Applications
COSC 1436 - Programming Fundamentals I
Any 2 one-hour Physical Education activity courses

Core Curriculum

Course Listing

  • Communication (2): ENGL 1301
  • Communication (2): ENGL 1302
  • Add'l Comm (1): SPCH 1315 **OR**
  • Add'l Comm (1): SPCH 1321
  • Mathematics (1): MATH 1314 **OR**
  • Mathematics (1): MATH 1316 **OR**
  • Mathematics (1): MATH 1324 **OR**
  • Mathematics (1): MATH 1325 **OR**
  • Mathematics (1): MATH 1333 **OR**
  • Mathematics (1): MATH 1334 **OR**
  • Mathematics (1): MATH 1342
  • Natural Science (2): BIOL 1322 **OR**
  • Natural Science (2): BIOL 1406 **OR**
  • Natural Science (2): BIOL 1407 **OR**
  • Natural Science (2): BIOL 1408 **OR**
  • Natural Science (2): BIOL 2401 **OR**
  • Natural Science (2): BIOL 2402
  • Humanities (1): ARTS 1303 **OR**
  • Humanities (1): ARTS 1304 **OR**
  • Humanities (1): ENGL 2322 **OR**
  • Humanities (1): ENGL 2323 **OR**
  • Humanities (1): ENGL 2327 **OR**
  • Humanities (1): ENGL 2328 **OR**
  • Humanities (1): ENGL 2332 **OR**
  • Humanitie (1): ENGL 2333 **OR**
  • Humanities (1): HIST 1301 **OR**
  • Humanities (1): HIST 1302 **OR**
  • Humanities (1): HIST 2301 **OR**
  • Humanities (1): MUSI 1306 **OR**
  • Humanities (1): PHIL 1301 **OR**
  • Humanities (1): PHIL 2306 **OR**
  • Humanities (1): SPAN 2311 **OR**
  • Humanities (1): SPAN 2312
  • Vis & Perf Arts (1): ARTS 1301 **OR**
  • Vis & Perf Arts (1): ARTS 1303 **OR**
  • Vis & Perf Arts (1): ARTS 1304 **OR**
  • Vis & Perf Arts (1): ARTS 2356 **OR**
  • Vis & Perf Arts (1): ARTS 2357 **OR**
  • Vis & Perf Arts (1): MUSI 1306
  • History (2): HIST 1301 **OR**
  • History (2): HIST 1302 **OR**

Core Curriculum

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