SPC’s Winter session is a great way to earn credits in an accelerated format. These fully online courses run from Dec. 10, 2018 to Jan. 11, 2019, allowing you to earn credits in just four weeks. These classes count towards your spring term goals and can be paid for with your financial aid.

Winter Session Course Offerings

Winter Session Classes (Spring Term 0555) | Dec. 10, 2018 - Jan. 11, 2019 Online

Course/Class Course Title Credit Hours Instructor
HUS2315 (3879) Studies in Behavioral Modification 3 Chris Kerr
Description: This course is the study of the use of basic behavior modification techniques in the helping professions. Emphasis is on learning theory and motivation, reinforcement schedules, environmental events that impact human behavior, and practical application of the theories. 47 contact hours.
HUS2540 (3880) Building Stronger Families and Communities 3 Chris Kerr
Description: This course provides an understanding of the essential role that human service professionals play in facilitating healthy families and communities. The effects of poverty, inequality, unemployment, child abuse, substance abuse, and domestic violence are included. The course provides strategies for empowering families to move to effective parenting, developing healthy life-styles, promoting self-esteem and self-worth, assuming responsibility, problem-solving skills, resolving conflicts, identifying alternatives, and making healthy choices. 47 contact hours.
ARH1000 (3902) Understanding Art 3 Jonathan Barnes
Description: This is a beginning course for any student curious about art and why it looks the way it does. Students will explore a variety of visual experiences in relationship to their seeing, feeling, thinking, and self. They will examine, discuss, and handle two- and three-dimensional media. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.
ENC1101 (3903) Composition I 3 Ian Wilson
Description: This course is designed to develop composition skills. It emphasizes the selection and restriction of topics; organization and development of the multi-paragraph essay; critical reading of texts; and practice in information retrieval from sources, including digital content. It also offers the student opportunities to improve proficiency with sentence structure, diction, and mechanics. Selected writing samples are examined as models of form and as sources of ideas for the student's own writing. Conferences provide individual instruction. Sections of computer-assisted and individualized instruction are offered. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. (Note: Credit is only given for ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H or IDS 1106. 47 contact hours.
SPC 1017 (3960) Introduction to Speech Communication 3 David Fitzgerald
Description: This course presents the various components of human communication and the communication process. Topics include perception, critical listening and thinking, verbal and nonverbal communication, intercultural communication, and gender communication. Students will compose and analyze messages that adapt to different audiences and will construct effective presentations for face-to-face and multi-media environments. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.
PHI 1600 (3959) Studies in Applied Ethics 3 Christian Moriarty
Description: This course is a practical overview of key issues, questions and concepts in applied ethics. Special emphases are placed on the historical development of ethical thinking, a variety of ethical approaches and on multicultural aspects of ethics. Students will also examine a variety of personal, social and professional ethical issues and problems and learn methods of resolving them through the use of critical thinking skills, sound ethical reasoning and legal and professional codes. Students are provided an active learning experience, increased student interaction and opportunities for independent research into ethical issues of personal interest. This course has a substantial writing requirement. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. (Note: Credit is not given for both PHI 1600 and any of the following courses: PHI 1602H, PHI 2635, PHI 1631, 2649 or PHI 1603 or 2621 or PHI 2622. 47 contact hours.
PSY1012 (3994) Psychology 3 David Liebert
Description: This course is an introduction to the field of psychology. It includes the history, scientific methodology, major theoretical schools of thought, various approaches to interpersonal functioning and human development. The psychological application of ethics as well as social and cultural diversity are integrated into the course. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both PSY 1012 and PSY 1020H or IDS 1610. 47 contact hours.

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