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Bossier Parish Community College
2009 - 2010 General Catalog



Course Descriptions

Courses offered during the academic year covered by this catalog will be selected principally from those courses described on the following pages. Bossier Parish Community College reserves the right, however, to make revisions in these offerings.

Course Description Key

The course prefix is the first set of letters (see the prefix codes below) at the beginning of each course section.

The course number is shown to the left of the title.

The significance of the numbering system is as follows:

000-099 Developmental courses for no degree credit
100-199 Freshmen level courses
200-299 Sophomore level courses

Contact and credit hours of each course are shown in parentheses immediately following the course title. The first figure indicates the total semester hours credit awarded to students for satisfactory completion of the course; the second number indicates the number of contact hours per week in lecture; the third number represents the number of contact hours per week in laboratory.

For example: (3-3-0)

3 semester hour credits

3 hours lecture per week

0 hours lab per week

Some courses have prerequisites or corequisites listed. A prerequisite must be taken prior to entering a course; a corequisite must be taken prior to, or concurrently with, the course. For clarification on any prerequisites or corequisites, students should contact the appropriate dean. Students must make a "C" or higher in all prerequisite courses.

Course Prefix Key

The following are course prefixes and the courses and disciplines for which they stand. Course descriptions follow in alphabetical order. (Click on the courses for course descriptions.)

Prefix Dept. or Academic Area   Prefix Dept. or Academic Area
ACCT Accounting MIS Management Information Systems
ALHT Allied Health MFG Manufacturing Technology
ANTH Anthropology MATH Mathematics
ART Art MOS Medical Office Specialist
BLGY Biology METR Meteorology
BIOT Biotechnology MICR Microbiology
BADM Business Administration MUSC Music
CDYC Care and Development of Young Children PHAR Pharmacy Technician
CHEM Chemistry PHSC Physical Science
CIS Computer Information Systems PTAP Physical Therapist Assistant Program
CWD Computer Web Design PHYS Physics
CONS Construction Technology POSC Political Science
CORR Corrections PSYC Psychology
CJUS Criminal Justice READ Reading
CULA Culinary Arts RLGN Religion
CIT Cyber Information Technology RSTH Respiratory Therapy
EDUC Education SCI Science
EMTP Emergency Medical Technician SLIS Service Learning/Interdisciplinary Studies
ENGL English SLGY Sociology
FREN French SPAN Spanish
GPHY Geography SPCH Speech
HLPE Health and Physical Education STEC Surgical Technology
HIST History TEAC Teaching and Learning
HMAN Humanities TEED Technical Education
INTR Interpreting TLCM Telecommunications
JRNL Journalism THTR Theatre
LSEC Legal Secretary VTAH Varsity Athletics
LITR Literature ZLGY Zoology