How to Read the Course Listings
The following listing is a basic description of courses currently offered by the college; courses that are not listed also may be offered. Courses are listed alphabetically by department and numerically within the department. The numerical course index may be of additional assistance in finding a particular course description (in the back of this catalog). Descriptions are general in nature and are not intended to include all topics which may be part of the course and, in some cases, items in the descriptions may be omitted from the course. Flexibility, modifications, augmentations and deletions are necessary to meet changing conditions and circumstances.
Subject Code and Course Number - Each course is assigned a four-letter code identifying the course subject and a three-digit number.
Liberal Arts Elective - Each course designated with an * will fulfill Liberal Arts and Sciences degree requirements and the specific category will be identified with the following abbreviations:
HUM - Humanities, MAT - Mathematics, SCI - Science and SSC - Social Science.
General Education Elective - Each course designated with one of the two letter abbreviations identified on the following page will fulfill the General Education requirement indicated.
Lab Fee - Indicates that an additional fee will be required of students registering for the course. Lab fees vary by course from $10 and up.
Class Hours - The number of hours per week, during the standard term, that a particular course meets in a classroom situation.
Lab Hours - The number of hours per week, during the standard term, that a particular course meets in a laboratory situation. Field work, small group discussions and shop hours may be included in these hours.
Credits - The number of credits to be awarded to the student who successfully completes the course. If the credits are followed by “ND,” the course is not college level and therefore not applicable toward a degree, but this number of hours will be included in the student’s tuition charge and course load status.
Term Offered - The term or terms the course is normally offered during the year. PLEASE NOTE: Distance Learning (DL) sections, or sections with a DL component, may have specific hardware and/or software requirements. Computers that meet these requirements are available for student use on campus. Check course description on the college website for details: www.hvcc.edu/catalog/courses.
Distance Learning - This course has been established as a distance learning course. Please refer to each term’s course listing for when it is offered as such.
Pre-requisite - Any coursework that must be completed before the student is eligible to enroll in the course.
Co-requisite - Any course which must be taken during the same term as the course.
Pre- or co- requisite - Any course which must be either completed before the student is eligible to enroll in the course or taken during the same term as the course.