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Core: Level I  

Level I of the Critical Thought and Inquiry core curriculum includes 12 hours of core classes, made up of the following courses:

CTI 100: The Responsible Self (4)
CTI 102: Written Communication (4) or CTI 120: Advanced Written Communication
CTI 103: Math Model Building (4) or CTI 104: Applied Calculus and Statistics (4)

In addition, students need to complete as part of the core the following requirements. These particular courses need not be completed before moving on to Level II courses but should be completed before advancing to Level III.

Physical Education: 2 hours of activities courses in a minimum of two different types of lifetime activity. No more than 4 hours of activities courses may apply toward graduation (2).
Intermediate level Language (211 or above)


CTI 100: The Responsible Self (4 cr. hrs.)

Course Description
This is the humanities based, introductory course required of all students in their first year of study at the college. The organizing questions of the course are those of epistemology, ontology and ethics: What can we know? What is real? and How should we live? Students will wrestle with these questions from several distinct cultural and ideological perspectives as these are represented in thought-provoking literature. (A text-based course including literature and primary texts in religion and philosophy.)

Faculty

  • Dr. Randall Morris, Area Coordinator
  • Dr. Beth Sperry, Professor of Philosophy
  • Dr. Mark Walters, Professor of English
  • Dr. Milton Horne, Professor of Religion
  • Dr. Brad Chance, Professor of Religion
  • Dr. Lori Wetmore, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Dr. Jennifer Cotter, Assistant Professor of English
  • Dr. Laurie Accardi, Adjunct Instructor of Core Curriculum
  • Dr. Sara Morrison, Assistant Professor of English
  • Dr. Thomas Howell, Professor of History

CTI 102: Written Communication Common Syllabus

Course Description

In CTI 102, Written Communication, students will read, speak, and write about selected topics related to the concepts central to "Critical Thought and Inquiry" developing their proficiency in the varied forms of written communication required for successful college level work. Students learn and apply writing strategies appropriate to differing audiences and purposes. 

 

Faculty

  • Dr. Cecelia Robinson, Professor of English
  • Dr. Laurie Accardi, Adjunct Instructor of Core Curriculum   

CTI 103: Math, Model Building (4 cr. hrs.)

Course Description

This course views mathematics as a means of recognizing and describing relationships and patterns. Students will develop tools for describing and analyzing quantifiable relationships. Necessary skills will include the use of linear, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, graphs, inequalities, counting methods, probability, elementary geometry and trigonometry, and the basic tools of statistics.  All mathematical concepts will be framed in the context of model building.  Specific tools for model building and establishing inferences will include permutations and combinations, conditional and binomial probabilities, regression and correlation, and confidence intervals.

 

Prerequisite

Students who have taken a pre-calculus (including trigonometry) course or an introductory calculus course and who earn a score of 25 or above in the mathematics section of the ACT are eligible to attempt to receive credit for CTI 103 by taking a departmental examination.   Students who have successfully completed CTI 104 will not be permitted to count credit earned subsequently in CTI 103 toward the minimum number of hours needed for graduation.


Faculty
 

  • Dr. Erin Martin, Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics
  • Dr. Jeanine Haistings, Assistant Professor of Education
  • Dr. Maggie Sherer, Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics
  • Dr. Shane Price, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

CTI 104: Applied Calculus and Statistics

Course Description

This course will cover the essentials of differential and integral calculus with particular emphasis on concepts and applications involving rate of change and the construction of models based on known rates of change. It will also include basic tools of statistics necessary for the design of an experiment and making inferences from data, including point and interval estimates for the mean and proportion and hypothesis testing for one or two means and proportions.

Prerequisite

If you have had an introduction to calculus or a calculus course in high school, you scored 24 or above in the MAT section of the ACT, and you are in the top 30% of your high school graduating class, you should take CTI 104 to satisfy the College's core curriculum math requirement. If you scored 23 or below in MAT on the ACT or you were not in the top 30% of your high school class and are required to take CTI 104 by your academic major, then you should enroll in MAT 101 Pre-Calculus. If you have not had an introduction to calculus or a calculus class in high school, you should take CTI 103.

Faculty

  •  Dr. Erin Martin, Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics

 

CTI 120: Advanced Writing: Difference and Understanding

Course Description

Advanced expository writing is for students with superior writing skills. The course stresses development of the student's voice as a writer through study of literary texts from several cultural or ideological perspectives and practice in various expository genres. Prerequisite: 28+ score on the ACT English test. 

 

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