University of Oklahoma NCPACE General Education Distance Learning Courses

Couse Listing Effective Date: October 1, 2017

These courses are CD-ROM delivered and designed to run on government and contractor provided computers. The student is responsible for purchasing/providing all textbooks and materials for the course and for a portion of the tuition and fees. 

CHEM 1315 – General Chemistry (five credits)

First of a two-semester sequence in general chemistry. Topics covered: basic measurement, gas laws, and changes in state, stoichiometry, atomic theory, electron configuration, periodicity, bonding, molecular structure and thermochemistry. Course includes virtual chemistry labs. This course includes four proctored exams and 10 lab reports.

Prerequisites: Mathematics 1503, College Algebra, with a minimum grade of C, or College Algebra CLEP score of 55 or above, or MATH ACT equal to or greater than 23.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 7.0 and Lecture DVDs Version 1.0.
  • Silberberg, Martin, and Patricia Amateis. Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, 7th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2014 (ISBN 13: 978-0-07-351117-7).
  • Silberberg, Martin, and Patricia Amateis. Chemistry Student Solutions Manual, 7th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2014 (ISBN 13: 978-0-07-351829-9).

CHEM 1415 – General Chemistry (Continued) (five credits)

Topics covered include: nature of solutions, equilibrium, thermodynamics, acid and base properties, kinetics and electrochemistry. Course includes virtual chemistry labs. This course includes four proctored exams and 10 lab reports.

Prerequisites:  Chemistry 1315, General Chemistry or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 7.0 and Instructor Lecture DVDs Version 1.0.
  • Silberberg, Martin, and Patricia Amateis. Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, 7th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2014 (ISBN 13: 978-0-07-351117-7).
  • Silberberg, Martin, and Patricia Amateis. Chemistry Student Solutions Manual, 7th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2014 (ISBN 13: 978-0-07-351829-9).

CL C 2413 – Medical Vocabulary (three credits)

Designed to be of special use to students of the biological sciences. Study of the basic Greek and Latin elements of medical terminology through the analysis of select vocabularies and word lists. This course includes five proctored exams.

Prerequisites: None.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 3.0.
  • Cohen, Barbara Janson, and Ann DePetris. Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide, 8th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer, 2017. ISBN-10: 1-4963-1888-9. ISBN-13: 978-1-4963-1888-6.
  • Venes, Donald, ed. Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 22nd edition. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company, 2013. ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-2977-6.

COMM 2513 – Introduction to Statistics (three credits)

This course introduces statistics with the purpose of providing tools for interpreting and conducting social science research. Topics include: central tendency, variability, normal distribution, sampling distributions, correlation, regression, T-tests, analyses of variance, and non-parametric statistics. This course includes four proctored exams.

Advisory: Knowledge in a course equivalent to High School Algebra is advised to succeed in this course.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 6.2.
  • Sullivan, Michael III.  Fundamentals of Statistics, 4th Edition. Prentice Hall, 2010. ISBN: 9780321838704
  • NOTE: The CD-ROMs that accompany the textbook are not required for this class.
  • A calculator.

GEOG 1103 – Human Geography (three credits)

An introduction to the humanized Earth; specifically, to the geography of population, the global pattern of cultures and such affiliated elements as language, religion, technology, and political organization, and to the physical expression of those cultures in rural and urban settings. This course includes three proctored exams.

Prerequisites: None.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 1.7
  • Jordan-Bychkov, Terry G., et al. The Human Mosaic: A Thematic Introduction to Cultural Geography., 10th Edition. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company, 2006. ISBN-13: 978-0-7167-6384-0
  • World Atlas. Barnes and Noble, 2006. ISBN-10: 0-7607-8115-X | ISBN-13: 978-0-7607-8115-9

GEOL 1124 – Earth History (four credits)

Physical history of the earth from its origin as a plan through the Great Ice age. Origin and growth of continents and ocean basins. Systematic survey of the history of continents with emphasis on North America: growth and leveling of mountain chains, rift valley, transgressions and regressions of seas; continental fragmentation, assembly and relative motions. Plate tectonics, particularly as it relates to continent history. Climate and evolutionary changes through geologic time. Principles and methods used to interpret earth history and date rocks. Laboratory included. This course includes two proctored exams.

Prerequisites: None.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 4.4.
  • Stanley, Steven M., Earth System History., 2nd Edition. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company, 2005. ISBN: 978-0-7167-3907-4
  • Lab Kit: Mineral Kit. Missouri Book Store number: 746437

H R 3013 – Introduction to Human Relations (three credits)

Designed to introduce students to the breadth and depth of the field of human relations. Emphasis is on the processes of communication, problem solving, decision making, conflict and change as they occur in individuals, interpersonal, group and inter-group relations. This course includes two proctored exams.

Prerequisites: None.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 4.4.
  • Walker, V. and Brokaw, Lynn, Becoming Aware: A Text for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment., 9th Edition. Kendall Hunt Publishers, 2005. ISBN: 978-0-7575-0786-1

MATH 1503 – College Algebra (three credits)

Review of basic algebraic skills such as multiplying and factoring polynomials, rational expressions, linear equations and inequalities, exponents and radicals, absolute values. Other topics include the concept, notation, algebra of functions, functions of linear, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic type, and systems of equations. A TI-83, TI-84, or the TI-86 graphing calculator is recommended for this course. This course includes four proctored exams.

Advisory:Knowledge in a course equivalent to Intermediate Algebra.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 6.0 and Instructor Lecture DVDs Version 1.0.
  • Blitzer, Robert. Precalculus, 5th Edition. Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2014. (ISBN-13: 978-0-321-83734-9 | ISBN-10: 0-321-83734-7)
  • Blitzer, Robert. Student Solutions Manual for Precalculus, 5th Edition. Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2014. (ISBN-13: 978-0-321-83749-3 | ISBN-10: 0-321-83749-5)

MATH 1523 – Precalculus and Trigonometry (three credits)

Review of function concepts. Topics covered include properties of functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and their inverses by unit circle and triangle approaches, trigonometric equations and identities, simple conic sections, polar coordinates, Demoivre's theorem, discrete algebra, induction, limits and continuity. A TI-83, TI-84, or the TI-86 graphing calculator is recommended for this course. This course includes four proctored exams.

Prerequisites: Math 1503, College Algebra, or College Algebra CLEP score of 55 or above.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 6.0 and Instructor Lecture DVDs Version 1.0.
  • Blitzer, Robert Precalculus, 5th Edition. Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2014. (ISBN-13: 978-0-321-83734-9 | ISBN-10: 0-321-83734-7)
  • Blitzer, Robert Student Solution’s Manual for Precalculus, 5th Edition. Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2014. (ISBN-13: 978-0-321-83749-3 | ISBN-10: 0-321-83749-5)

MATH 1823 – Calculus and Analytical Geometry I (three credits)

Topics covered include equations of straight lines; conic sections; functions, limits and continuity; differentiation; maximum-minimum theory and curve sketching. A student may not receive credit for this course and 1743, Calculus I for Business, Life and Social Sciences. A graphing calculator is required for this course. TI-89 and above is not permitted. This course includes four proctored exams.

Prerequisites: Math 1523, Precalculus and Trigonometry, with a minimum grade of C, or College Pre-Calculus CLEP score of 55 or above.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 7.0.
  • Stewart, James. Calculus, 8th edition. Boston, MA: Cengage, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1-285-74062-1.
  • Anderson, Daniel, Jeffery A. Cole, and Daniel Drucker. Student Solutions Manual for Single Variable Calculus, 8th edition. Boston, MA: Cengage, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1-305-27181-4.

MATH 2423 – Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (three credits)

Integration and its applications; the calculus of transcendental functions; techniques of integration; and the introduction to differential equations. A graphing calculator is required for this course. TI-89 and above is not permitted. This course includes 4 proctored exams.

Prerequisites: Math 1823, Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, with a minimum grade of C.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 7.0.
  • Stewart, James. Calculus, 8th edition. Boston, MA: Cengage, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1-285-74062-1.
  • Anderson, Daniel, Jeffery A. Cole, and Daniel Drucker. Student Solutions Manual for Single Variable Calculus, 8th edition. Boston, MA: Cengage, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1-305-27181-4.

MATH 2433 – Calculus and Analytical Geometry III (three credits)

Polar coordinates, parametric equations, sequences, infinite series, vector analysis. A graphing calculator is required for this course. TI-89 and above is not permitted. This course includes three proctored exams.

Prerequisites: Math 2423, Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, with a minimum grade of C.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 7.0.
  • Stewart, James. Calculus, 8th edition. Boston, MA: Cengage, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1-285-74062-1.
  • Clegg, Dan, and Barbara Frank. Student Solutions Manual for Multivariable Calculus, 8th edition. Boston, MA: Cengage, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1-305-27182-1.

MATH 2443 – Calculus and Analytic Geometry IV (three credits)

Vector calculus; functions of several variables; partial derivatives; gradients, extreme values and differentials of multivariate functions; multiple integrals; line and surface integrals. A graphing calculator is required for this course. TI-89 and above is not permitted. This course includes three proctored exams.

Prerequisites: Math 2433, Calculus and Analytic Geometry III, with a minimum grade of C.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 7.0.
  • Stewart, James. Calculus, 8th edition. Boston, MA: Cengage, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1-285-74062-1.
  • Clegg, Dan, and Barbara Frank. Student Solutions Manual for Multivariable Calculus, 8th edition. Boston, MA: Cengage, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1-305-27182-1.

MGT 3363 – Organizational Behavior (three credits)

Covers the structure of organizations and the dynamics of behavior within organizations. Included are such topics as job design, perception, communication, decision making, motivation, groups, leadership, and organizational change and effectiveness. This course includes four proctored exam.

Advisory:Knowledge in a course equivalent to Introduction to Management Strategies.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 4.4.
  • Kinicki, Angelo and Robert Kreitner. Organizational Behavior: Key Concepts, Skills, and Best Practices. 3rd edition. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. ISBN: 0-07-340496-9.

MUNM 1113 – The Understanding of Music (three credits)

A course in music appreciation covering all of the important fields of music, with the opportunity for students to listen to recordings. This course includes five proctored exams.

Prerequisites: None.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 7.0.
  • Yudkin, Jeremy. Understanding Music, 8th Edition. Pearson, 2016. ISBN 13: 978-0-13-379245-4; ISBN-10: 0-13-379245-5.
  • Yudkin, Jeremy. Understanding Music-3 CD Set, 8th Edition. Pearson, 2016. ISBN 13: 978-0-13-379638-4; ISBN-10: 0-13-379638-8.

PHYS 2514 – General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors (four credits)

Vectors, kinematics and dynamics of particles, work and energy systems of particles, rotational kinematics and dynamics, oscillations, gravitation, fluid mechanics, waves. A graphing calculator is required for this course. This course includes five proctored exams.

Prerequisites: MATH 1823, Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, with a minimum grade of C..

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 5.4.
  • Douglas Giancoli, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Vol. 1 (Chs 1-20) 4/E, Addison-Wesley, 2008. ISBN-10: 0132273586, ISBN-13:  9780132273589
  • Douglas C. Giancoli, Student Study Guide and Selected Student Solutions Manual for Scientists & Engineers with Modern Physics, Vol. 1, 4/E  Addison-Wesley, 2008  ISBN-10: 0132273241, ISBN-13:  9780132273244
  • Core Concepts in College Physics, Version 2.0 C-D ROM, Algebra/Trig –based, 2nd Edition, includes Workbook, Saunders, 2001. ISBN-10: 0030337011  ISBN-13: 9780030337017

SOC 3523 – Sociology of Crime and Delinquency (three credits)

A study of the nature and causes of various forms of deviant and illegal behavior, especially serious personal injury and property crimes (e.g., homicide, burglary). While some consideration is given to biological and psychological explanations, the primary focus is on sociological theories that attempt to explain crime, criminality, and victimization in modern societies. This course includes two proctored exams.

Advisory: Knowledge in a course equivalent to Introduction to Sociology.

Required materials: 

  • Course CD Version 5.2.
  • Siegel, Larry J., Criminology: The Core., 4th ed.,Wadsworth, Belmont, CA: 2011. ISBN-13: 978-0-495-80983-8.