Catalog of Courses

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Browse below to find courses being taught at EMCC during current and upcoming semesters. Courses are listed in alphanumeric order based on course subject prefix and number. You may click on the subject listings in the left filter menu to narrow results by subject. You may search for current class offerings available for enrollment by clicking on the link under each course. Click here to view the official current and archived book versions of the EMCC Academic Catalog.

Develops academic language skills and critical reading skills for organizing, analyzing, and retaining material through complementary reading and writing assignments. Prepares students for college level reading and writing intensive courses as well as career-related reading and writing tasks.

Prerequisites: An appropriate District placement.

Overview of current and recent development of health care professions, including career and labor market information, health care delivery systems, third party payers, and facility ownership. Health organization structure, patient rights and quality care. Health care and life values. Definition and importance of values, ethics, and essential behaviors in the workplace. Worker rights and responsibilities. Healthful living practices to include nutrition, stress management and exercise. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard precautions and facility safety. Use of principles of body mechanics in daily living activities. Basic communication skills which facilitate inter-professional teamwork in the health care setting. Focus on development of personal communication skills and an understanding of how effective communication skills promote teamwork. Focus on intercultural communication strategies. Prerequisites: None.

Medical terminology used in health care, with special care populations and in special services. Body systems approach to terms related to structures, functions, diseases, procedures, and diagnostic tests. Building and analyzing terms using word parts. Medical abbreviations and symbols and term spelling. Prerequisites: None.

Health and wellness and their application to an optimal life style. Explores current topics of interest such as stress management, nutrition, fitness, and environmental health. Evaluates common risk factors associated with modern lifestyles. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SB GE Codes

The systematic study of social behavior and human groups, particularly the influence of culture, socialization, social structure, stratification, social institutions, differentiation by region, race, ethnicity, sex/gender, age, class, and socio/cultural change upon people's attitudes and behaviors. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SB GE Codes
SOC1101

Sociological study of human sexuality. Course examines the social forces that shape a culture's sexual practices, attitudes, and inequalities. Topics include the social construction of sexuality, social change, sexual identities, sexual inequalities, institutional influence and regulation of sexuality, as well as current trends and issues surrounding human sexuality. Prerequisites: None.

SOC130 contains mature adult content and some of the topics discussed may be considered "controversial" or "taboo" in some societies and cultures. Students are expected to be able to engage with the content in a respectful and open-minded way.
General Education Designations: SB GE Codes

A sociological exploration of the way culture shapes and defines gender in contemporary U.S. society. Major emphasis on gender roles, gender stereotypes, power and the relationship between gender and other intersecting social identities such as race, ethnicity, class, and sexual identity. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: C, SB GE Codes

Note: This course has differences between current terms. Please see advisement for specific information.

Examines how the social construction of race shapes social interaction and social institutions. Explores the consequences of power, privilege and oppression among major ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: C, SB GE Codes
SOC2215

An overview of the sociological study of social problems and inequalities confronting the United States. Emphasis is placed on what is known about social problems, recent trends, causes and consequences, individual and societal responses, and how social policies might solve social problems. Issues to be examined may include: health care, education, family, economy, environment, drug and alcohol abuse, crime and violence, among others. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SB GE Codes
SOC2250