FALL II 2023 (7-week courses from October 23, 2023 to December 12, 2023)
UALH 111 – MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (3 Credits)
Allied health, like any other professional discipline, has its own specialized lexicon. Those in the various fields of allied health must understand this shared language not only to interact with other professionals but also to carry out career responsibilities. In this entry-level course, students learn and practice medical terminology—from anatomy and physiology to diagnostics and technology. Prerequisite(s): No prerequisite.
UALH 115 – INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE (1 Credit)
This course is designed to prepare Widener-Crozer DMS students for clinicals. It combines an understanding of the elements of patient care with hands-on experience in handling, patient transfer, managing critical situations, infection control, emergency medical situations, ethics and law, first aid, communicating with patients, HIPAA, and sterile techniques. Prerequisite(s): No prerequisite.
UCOM 130 – MASS MEDIA & SOCIETY (3 Credits)
This course examines the historical evolution and the present-day structure and composition of the mass media and its related industries. It also briefly examines the impact of mass media on individuals and society and introduces students to mass communication research. Prerequisite(s): No prerequisite.
UENG 101 – READING, THINKING AND WRITING (3 Credits)
Success in college calls for curiosity, engagement, and a willingness to be challenged, as well as having a strong foundation in reading, writing, and thinking. First-year students at Widener begin their college career with ENGL 101, a course designed to prepare undergraduates for serious academic inquiry, full participation in the intellectual life and mission of the university and sustained self-directed learning throughout the curriculum. Students have the opportunity to select a section of ENGL 101 focused on a particular theme or topic. Through a variety of challenging reading and writing assignments engaging with the topic of choice (including a common reading), students become more careful and discerning readers. They will express insights and craft sustained arguments supported by carefully chosen evidence from primary and secondary material, and they will strengthen their ability to ask questions, evaluate, and synthesize complex information and draw conclusions. Prerequisite(s): No prerequisite.
UIS 105 – INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3 Credits)
An overview of computer information systems and computer science. This survey course introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, systems, algorithms, and human resources and explores their integration and application in business, science, and in other segments of society. The fundamentals of problem solving and programming in a high-level programming language are discussed and applied.
USOC 245 – RACE, HIP HOP & SOCIETY (3 Credits)
This course explores the contemporary emergence of rap and hip-hop culture. The course engages students in listening to music, viewing DVDs, and reading books and articles related to rap, hip hop, and cultural values. Societal issues of social control and freedom of speech are examined. Students explore these issues with the intent to broaden their sociological imaginations.