This course is a business-based approach to mathematics designed to help the student apply mathematical principles to personal and business finances, using processes and instruments used in today’s world. Students will learn about percentages, interest, discounts, arithmetic of payroll, taxes, bank statements, reconciliation, trade and cash discounts, establishing retail prices, consumer credit, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, and business and consumer loans.

 

This course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of orthopedic assessment applicable to a Massage Therapist. Students will learn detailed information about biomechanics and injury assessment, as well as a discussion of the HOPS (History, Observation, Palpation, and Special tests) system of assessment commonly used in orthopedics and sports medicine. Performing these tests and evaluations will assist students to develop an appropriate and effective treatment plan.

This course gives the students a foundation in the principles of good reasoning, with instruction in logical analysis of argument and the application of critical thinking in ordinary situations.Assignments will assist students in practicing and enhancing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

This course provides a topic-based approach to various concepts in historical and contemporary philosophy. Instead of learning the history of philosophy and focusing on major figures, students will examine and discuss a variety of topics through the lens of both Eastern and Western philosophy, in order to gain an understanding of how humans in all times and places have developed different approaches to complex philosophical, ethical, moral and spiritual issues.

SPC 110

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of public speaking, including understanding the audience, researching and delivering a speech. Students will gain skills and confidence by speaking for the classroom audience, and will create and use visual aids. Oral and written assignments will cultivate critical reasoning, analytical, and argumentative skills.