Course Options

Dual credit courses are identical to those offered on-campus at UMKC from the standpoint of course numbering, description, prerequisites and content.

HSCP duplicates the content of courses offered on-campus, including the choice of textbooks, syllabi and examinations. All courses are evaluated using the same on-campus evaluation form.

Please note that not all courses may be offered at every participating high school. Students should check with their school counselor(s) for course availability.

The UMKC Course Catalog has more information regarding credit hours, prerequisites and corequisites for specific courses.

Dual Enrollment Course Options

Dual enrollment courses follow UMKC-approved curriculum and are taught by qualified, UMKC approved high school instructors who meet all the requirements for faculty teaching in institutions of higher education, as stipulated for accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.

Art & Art History

ART 114 Foundation Digital Design Credits: 3

This introductory course on techniques and practical applications for digital arts, graphic design, and computer multimedia. Fulfills the College of Arts and Sciences computer competency requirement.

ART 121 Foundation 2D Design Credits: 3

The principles of visual thinking with emphasis on color theory and perception of form and space.

Biology

BIOLOGY 102 Biology and Living Credits: 3

Introduction to structural organization and functional processes of living systems. For non-biology majors only. Does not count toward biology degree.

LS- ANATO 218 Introductory Anatomy Credits: 4

Description and discussion of the cells, organs, organ systems and basic tissues of vertebrates with special emphasis on their interrelationships in functional anatomy. Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 102 (or BIOLOGY 108) (or BIOLOGY 109).

LS- ANATO 218 Introductory Anatomy Laboratory Credit: 1

Laboratory investigation of cells, tissues, and organs with special emphasis on their interrelationship in vertebrates. Co-requisites: LS-ANATO 218.

Chemistry

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I Credits: 4

Stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry, atomic structure, molecular shapes and bonding theories. Prerequisites: Working knowledge of College Algebra. Co-requisites: CHEM 211L.

CHEM 211L Experimental General Chemistry I Credit: 1

Introduction to the laboratory techniques used in studying the chemical properties of substances. Some quantitative techniques are included. Prerequisites: MATH 110 or equivalent. Co-requisites: CHEM 211.

CHEM 212R General Chemistry II Credits: 4

Liquids and solids, solutions, equilibrium, kinetics, electrochemistry and thermodynamics. Introductory course to all advanced work in chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 and CHEM 211L (or equivalent; each with a C-or better). Co-requisites: CHEM 212LR.

CHEM 212LR Experimental General Chemistry II Credit: 1

Introduction to analysis and synthesis. Descriptive chemistry of the more common elements. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 and CHEM 211L (or equivalent; each with a C-or better). Co-requisites: CHEM 212R.

Chinese

CHINESE 110

CHINESE 120

CHINESE 221

Classical/Ancient Studies

CLASSICS 210 Foundations of Ancient World Literature I Credits: 3

This course studies ancient world literature such as The Descent of Inanna, Egyptian love poetry, Hebrew Scriptures, the epics of Homer and Virgil, the Analects of Confucius, and the Oriental wisdom of Laozi. The course also considers ancient creation epics such as the cosmic battle between Marduk and Tiamat, the Metamorphosis of Ovid, and the great Indian epic The Ramayana. Cross Listings: WLD-LIT 210.

Communication Studies

COMM-ST 110 Fundamentals of Effective Speaking and Listening Credits: 3

An introduction to the dimensions of effective platform speaking with special emphasis on developing critical listening skills. Lecture, performance, and discussion.

COMM-ST 212 Argumentation and Debate Credits: 3

A study of the nature of logical discourse generated through the preparation and presentation of oral argument within the framework of the debate format. Lecture, performance and discussion.

COMM-ST 220 Introduction: Modern Communications Media Credits: 3

A comprehensive survey of the content, structure and control of the communications media in American society–newspaper, motion pictures, radio and television; providing an informational frame of reference that will enable discerning students to formulate and apply useful critical concepts in evaluating America’s media environment.

Computer Science

COMP-SCI 101 Problem Solving and Programming I Credits: 3

Problem solving, algorithms, and program design. Use of structured programming, lists, control structures, recursion, objects and files in Python. Introduction to graphical interface programming. Coding, testing and debugging using a modern development environment. Prerequisites: MATH 110 (or equivalent).

COMP-SCI 201R Problem Solving and Programming II Credits: 3

Problem solving and programming using classes and objects. Algorithm efficiency, abstract data types, searching and sorting, templates, pointers, linked lists, stacks and queues implemented in C++. Prerequisites: COMP-SCI 101, COMP-SCI 191. Co-requisites: COMP-SCI 201L.

COMP-SCI 201L Problem Solving and Programming II – Lab Credit: 1

Programming exercises and demonstrations to reinforce concepts learned in COMP-SCI 201 and provide additional practice in C++ programming. Prerequisites: COMP-SCI 101, COMP-SCI 191. Co-requisites: COMP-SCI 201R.

Criminal Justice

CJC 101 Introduction To Criminal Justice Credits: 3

This introductory overview course is designed to familiarize students with the three main components of the adult criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. The course will investigate the viewpoints of offenders, victims, social scientists, the general public, and workers in the system on diverse issues of social control, criminal behavior, treatment and punishment.

Economics

ECON 201 Introduction to Economics I Credits: 3

Economics I deals primarily with macroeconomic or national economic concepts, the economics of the determination of recession, inflation, maintenance of full employment and economic growth, with an emphasis upon the economics of modern Keynesian analyses. It further introduces the economics of Marx and Ayres and discusses relevant and current economic issues. ECON 201 and ECON 202 are prerequisites for most other economics courses.

ECON 202 Introduction to Economics II Credits: 3

Economics II deals primarily with microeconomics, firm analysis, the principles of demand, supply, elasticity, price determination, costs, income distribution, market structures, trade, and other related social, economic issues. ECON 201 and ECON 202 are prerequisites for most other economics courses.

Education

EDUC 160 Introduction to Education Credits: 2

The course will present an overview of education today for those who have a general interest in education or are considering becoming educators. The curriculum provides students with an introduction to current issues in education while incorporating skills needed for academic success. Students will also have the opportunity to gain experience in a K-12 classroom setting (2 credit hours).

English Language and Literature

ENGLISH 110 English I: Introduction to Academic Prose Credits: 3

This course introduces students to college-level reading, writing, and discourse analysis: it engages students in the analysis and creation of texts that reveal multiple perspectives about specific rhetorical situations and cultural issues. In addition to learning how to revise by analyzing their own writing, students will learn to edit their own work and use proper academic documentation.

ENGLISH 124 Writing About Literature Credits: 3

This course is designed to be taken either prior to or concurrent with a student’s first literature course. It introduces students to literary criticism in its broadest, most generic sense, as a stylized response to reading. Students in the course will be introduced to different approaches to writing about literature, to methods of generating ideas, and focusing and developing a topic. Prerequisites: ENGLISH 110 or equivalent.

ENGLISH 214 Introduction to Fiction Credits: 3

Students will be introduced to the study of fiction as a literary art form. Students will continue to develop their understanding of fiction-writing in preparation for more advanced courses in literature and creative writing. Coursework will focus on close reading of short and long forms of fiction selected from a range of literary periods and world literature. Students are expected to interpret and analyze various forms of fiction and write critically about the role of fiction as a form of cultural discourse.

Environmental Studies

ENV-SCI 110R Understanding the Earth: Introduction to Environmental Science and Laboratory Credits: 3

This introductory course surveys the processes that shape our planet. Topics include: plate tectonics and mountain-building, rivers and oceans, atmospheric circulation, weather and climate, and the amazingly complex relationships between life on Earth and the physical environment.

Entrepreneurship

ENT 315 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Credits: 3

This course introduces students to the excitement and challenges of building their own businesses. It focuses on identifying and evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities, as well as identifying what it takes to get a new venture off the ground. The course is enriched with real-life examples, including case studies of start-ups and personal stories from local entrepreneurs. The instructor emphasizes active, hands-on learning; additionally, student teams will get a taste for starting and running a company through a computerized business simulation.

French

FRENCH 110 Elementary French I Credits: 3

The goals of this course are an ability to speak and to understand simple (spoken) French as well as to read and write simple prose.

FRENCH 120 Elementary French II Credits: 3

Continuation of FRENCH 110. Prerequisites: FRENCH 110 (or equivalent).

FRENCH 211 Second Year French I Credits: 3

Further development of comprehension and communicative skills in the language. Readings of moderate difficulty and grammar review. Practice in writing. The goal is attainment of intermediate proficiency in the language. Prerequisites: FRENCH 120.

FRENCH 221 Second Year French II Credits: 3

Continuation of FRENCH 211. Prerequisites: FRENCH 211.

Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 203 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Credits: 4

An introductory course covering the basic principles of geographic information systems focusing on such software programs as ARC-INFO and ARC-VIEW.

German

GERMAN 110 Elementary German I Credits: 3

The goals of this course are an ability to speak and to understand simple (spoken) German as well as to read and write simple prose.

GERMAN 120 Elementary German II Credits: 3

Continuation of GERMAN 110. Prerequisites: GERMAN 110 (or equivalent).

GERMAN 211 Second-Year German I Credits: 3

Further development of comprehension and communicative skills in the language. Readings of moderate difficulty and grammar review. Practice in writing. The goal is attainment of intermediate proficiency in the language. Prerequisites: GERMAN 120.

GERMAN 221 Second-Year German II Credits: 3

Continuation of GERMAN 211. Prerequisites: GERMAN 211.

Greek

GREEK 110 Elementary Ancient Greek I Credits: 3

The goal of this course is an ability to read classical Greek. The student will be introduced to the fundamentals of grammar and the basic vocabulary of the language and will do exercises in the reading and writing of sentences. Continuous passages of Greek will be presented by the end of the semester.

GREEK 120 Elementary Ancient Greek II Credits: 3

A continuation of the study of the grammar and vocabulary of classical Greek, with an increasing emphasis on developing skills in translation. By the middle of the semester students will be introduced to selections from Plato, Herodotus or Homer. Prerequisites: GREEK 110.

GREEK 211 Intermediate Ancient Greek I Credits: 3

Instruction of Greek on the second-year/intermediate level introducing new methods of foreign language teaching or special texts and topics not normally offered through regular courses. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: GREEK 120.

Health Sciences

HLSC 101 Introduction to Health Sciences Credits: 3

This course introduces students to career options in health sciences. Students will explore basic concepts related to understanding one’s role and scope of practice, professional responsibilities, and education and credentialing requirements for various careers in health. The course will explore basic concepts required by any health professional including history, safety, ethics, interpersonal skills, general well-being, as well as special skills and aptitudes required in various health career clusters. Students will explore health career paths in medical, government, business, non-profit, and many other sectors. Additionally, students will explore various campus resources focused on student success strategies.

History

HISTORY 101 U.S. History to 1877 Credits: 3

This course offers a broad survey of American history up to 1877.

HISTORY 102 U.S. History Since 1877 Credits: 3

This course covers American history form the end of Reconstruction to the present.

HISTORY 201 European History to 1600 Credits: 3

This course surveys the political, social and cultural history of Europe from ancient times to 1600. Beginning with a brief description of the riverine civilizations of the ancient Near East, the course then examines the political and cultural evolution of classical Greco-Roman civilization, the medieval world, the rise of the national state, and the essential characteristics of the eras of the Renaissance and Reformation.

HISTORY 206 World History to 1450 Credits: 3

This course surveys the cultural, social, economic, and political history of the world to 1450. It studies the development of civilizations in isolation as well as the origins, nature, and consequences of global forms of interaction and exchange.

HISTORY 208 World History Since 1450 Credits: 3

This course surveys the social, economic, political history of the world from 1450 to the present. It studies the development of civilizations in isolation as well as the origins, nature, and consequences of global forms of interaction and exchange.

Latin

LATIN 110 Elementary Latin I Credits: 3

Fundamentals of grammar and syntax; selected passages from various Latin authors concluding with readings from Caesar.

LATIN 120 Elementary Latin II Credits: 3

Elementary Latin II is a continuation of LATIN 110. This course focuses on the fundamentals of Latin grammar and morphology, and students will read longer Latin passages.
Prerequisites: LATIN 110.

Life Sciences/Microbiology

LS-MCRB 113 Introductory Microbiology Credits: 3

An introduction to microbiology with emphasis on infection and the basis of immunity. For non-majors only; does not count toward Biology degree requirements.

LS-MCRB 114L Introductory Microbiology Laboratory Credits: 2

Introductory laboratory studies in microbiology and infection to correlate with LS-MCRB 113. For non-majors only; does not count toward biology degree requirements.
Prerequisites: LS-MCRB 112 (or LS-MCRB 113).

Management

MGT 100 Foundations of Business Credits: 3

Provides an introduction to the functional areas of business (e.g., accounting, systems, finance, marketing, human resources, and entrepreneurship) as well as a number of contemporary business topics, including social responsibility, diversity, ethics, and globalization. Additionally, students will be exposed to various topics that facilitate a successful transition from high school to college. Examples include an overview of University and BlochSchool resources, development of effective study habits, time and stress management, selection of a major and career options.

Mathematics

MATH 110 PreCalculus Algebra Credits: 3

Review of elementary algebra, solution of equations, functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, inequalities, systems of linear equations, equations of second degree and their graphs, binomial theorem, complex numbers, and polynomials. Credit will not be given for both MATH 110 and MATH 120. Prerequisite: MATH 100 (C-, CR, or higher), or ALEKS assessment score of 51% or higher.

MATH 116 Mathematics For Liberal Arts Credits: 3

A survey of elementary mathematics covering such topics as: logic, sets, counting methods, introduction to probability theory, introductory statistics, plane and coordinate geometry. The course will emphasize mathematical concepts and does not require the level of computational skill of College Algebra. Topics from the history of mathematics will be presented as well as the influence of mathematics on a variety of disciplines.

MATH 120 PreCalculus Credits: 5

Review of elementary algebra, solution of equations, functions, inequalities, systems of linear equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, triangles, equations of second degree and their graphs, binomial theorem, complex numbers, and polynomials. Credit will be given for either MATH 110 or MATH 120, and for either MATH 120 or MATH 125. Prerequisites: MATH 100 (C- or higher), or ALEKS assessment of 56% or higher.

MATH 125 Trigonometry Credits: 2

Trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, triangles, and complex numbers. Credit will be given for either MATH 120 or MATH 125. Prerequisites: MATH 110 (or two units of high school algebra and one unit of geometry).

MATH 202 Analytic Geometry Credits: 3

Coordinate plane, lines, circles, the parabola, the ellipse, the hyperbola, transformation of coordinates, equations of the second degree, curve sketching, polar coordinates and parametric equations, complex numbers, vectors and vector operations, and solid analytic geometry. Prerequisites: MATH 110 (or 4 units of high school math). Co-requisites: MATH 125.

MATH 210 Calculus I Credits: 4

Functions and graphs, rational, trigonometric, exponential functions, composite and inverse functions, limits and continuity, differentiation and its applications, integration and its applications. Prerequisites: MATH 120 (C- or higher), or both MATH 110 and MATH 125 (C- or higher), or ALEKS assessment score of 76% or higher.

MATH 220 Calculus II Credits: 4

Techniques of integration, applications of the definite integral, improper integrals, sequences and series, power series. Taylor series and convergence, analytic geometry in calculus. Prerequisites: MATH 210 (or MATH 216).

Mechanical Engineering

MEC-ENGR 130 Engineering Graphics Credits: 3

Introduction to Engineering Graphics with the use of the Computer Aided Design tools AutoCAD and SolidWorks. Introduction to 2D design with AutoCAD includes: basic features, layer control, geometric constructions, othrographic projections, dimensioning and notes, tolerancing, section views, and working drawings. Introduction to 3D design with SolidWorks includes: part modeling, revolved features, sweeps, lofts, assembly modeling and engineering drawings. No previous 2D or 3D CAD experience is necessary to take this class.

Physics

PHYSICS 210 General Physics I Credits: 4

Introduction to mechanics, wave motion and sound and heat and thermodynamics. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. Co-requisites: At least MATH 110, MATH 120 suggested.

PHYSICS 220 General Physics II Credits: 4

Introduction to electricity and magnetism, light and optics and modern physics. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Physics 210.

PHYSICS 240 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Credits: 5

Introduction to mechanics, wave motion and sound and heat and thermodynamics. Co-requisites: MATH 210.

Political Science

POL-SCI 210 American Government Credits: 3

American government and politics, with special reference to the U.S. Constitution. This course meets the state requirement for study of the U.S. and Missouri Constitutions.

POL-SCI 220 Introduction To Comparative Politics Credits: 3

Introduces students to general concepts of political authority and systematically analyzes the causes and consequences of variation in political institutions, processes and policies across countries, illustrating concepts and themes with case studies of major European and Asian countries.

Psychology

PSYCH 210 General Psychology Credits: 3

A survey of the fundamental principles, theories, and methods of psychological science.

Spanish

SPANISH 110 Elementary Spanish I Credits: 3

The goals of this course are an ability to speak and to understand simple (spoken) Spanish as well as to read and write simple prose.

SPANISH 120 Elementary Spanish II Credits: 3

Continuation of SPANISH 110. Prerequisites: SPANISH 110 (or equivalent).

SPANISH 211 Second Year Spanish I Credits: 3

Further development of comprehension and communicative skills in the language. Readings of moderate difficulty and grammar review. Practice in writing. The goal is attainment of intermediate proficiency in the language. Prerequisites: SPANISH 120.

SPANISH 221 Second Year Spanish II Credits: 3

Continuation of SPANISH 211.

Statistics

STAT 235 Elementary Statistics Credits: 3

An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Organization and presentation of data, averages and variations, elementary probability, random variables, special discrete distributions, normal distributions, sampling distributions, point estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Credit will not be given for both STAT 235 and STAT 236. Prerequisites: MATH 110 (C- or higher), or ALEKS assessment score of 61% or higher.

Teacher Education

TCH-ED 150 Foundations of Urban Education Credits: 3

This course is designed to introduce students to the social and philosophical issues in urban education and will include an emphasis on culture, race, class, and ethnicity as they relate to schooling in urban America.

Theatre

THEATRE 113 Introduction to Technical Production Credits: 3

An introduction to the technical production process with emphasis on production organization, planning and scenic construction techniques. Required laboratory work.

THEATRE 130 Foundations of Fine Arts Theatre Credits: 3

An introduction to theatre arts and a general orientation to the creative and technical aspects of live performance. Includes historical overview, analysis of the components of a play, and observation of and critical reaction to theatrical productions. Frequent guest speakers.

Digital Programming Course Options

Digital programming courses are video-based college courses taught by UMKC faculty members. Trained facilitators, usually high school teachers, regulate the flow of information to students and assume the role of master learner.

Biology

LS- ANATO 218 Introductory Anatomy Credits: 4

Description and discussion of the cells, organs, organ systems and basic tissues of vertebrates with special emphasis on their interrelationships in functional anatomy. Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 102 (or BIOLOGY 108) (or BIOLOGY 109).

LS- ANATO 218 Introductory Anatomy Laboratory Credit: 1

Laboratory investigation of cells, tissues, and organs with special emphasis on their interrelationship in vertebrates. Co-requisites: LS-ANATO 218.

Chemistry

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I Credits: 4

Stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry, atomic structure, molecular shapes and bonding theories. Prerequisites: Working knowledge of College Algebra. Co-requisites: CHEM 211L.

CHEM 211L Experimental General Chemistry I Credit: 1

Introduction to the laboratory techniques used in studying the chemical properties of substances. Some quantitative techniques are included. Prerequisites: MATH 110 or equivalent. Co-requisites: CHEM 211.

Computer Science

COMP-SCI 101 Problem Solving and Programming I Credits: 3

Problem solving, algorithms, and program design. Use of structured programming, lists, control structures, recursion, objects and files in Python. Introduction to graphical interface programming. Coding, testing and debugging using a modern development environment. Prerequisites: MATH 110 (or equivalent).

English Language and Literature

ENGLISH 110 English I: Introduction to Academic Prose Credits: 3

This course introduces students to college-level reading, writing, and discourse analysis: it engages students in the analysis and creation of texts that reveal multiple perspectives about specific rhetorical situations and cultural issues. In addition to learning how to revise by analyzing their own writing, students will learn to edit their own work and use proper academic documentation.

French

FRENCH 110 Elementary French I Credits: 3

The goals of this course are an ability to speak and to understand simple (spoken) French as well as to read and write simple prose.

FRENCH 120 Elementary French II Credits: 3

Continuation of FRENCH 110. Prerequisites: FRENCH 110 (or equivalent).

FRENCH 211 Second Year French I Credits: 3

Further development of comprehension and communicative skills in the language. Readings of moderate difficulty and grammar review. Practice in writing. The goal is attainment of intermediate proficiency in the language. Prerequisites: FRENCH 120.

FRENCH 221 Second Year French II Credits: 3

Continuation of FRENCH 211. Prerequisites: FRENCH 211.

History

HISTORY 102 U.S. History Since 1877 Credits: 3

This course covers American history form the end of Reconstruction to the present.

HISTORY 201 European History to 1600 Credits: 3

This course surveys the political, social and cultural history of Europe from ancient times to 1600. Beginning with a brief description of the riverine civilizations of the ancient Near East, the course then examines the political and cultural evolution of classical Greco-Roman civilization, the medieval world, the rise of the national state, and the essential characteristics of the eras of the Renaissance and Reformation.

HISTORY 206 World History to 1450 Credits: 3

This course surveys the cultural, social, economic, and political history of the world to 1450. It studies the development of civilizations in isolation as well as the origins, nature, and consequences of global forms of interaction and exchange.

HISTORY 208 World History Since 1450 Credits: 3

This course surveys the social, economic, political history of the world from 1450 to the present. It studies the development of civilizations in isolation as well as the origins, nature, and consequences of global forms of interaction and exchange.

Mathematics

MATH 110 PreCalculus Algebra Credits: 3

Review of elementary algebra, solution of equations, functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, inequalities, systems of linear equations, equations of second degree and their graphs, binomial theorem, complex numbers, and polynomials. Credit will not be given for both MATH 110 and MATH 120. Prerequisite: MATH 100 (C-, CR, or higher), or ALEKS assessment score of 51% or higher.

MATH 210 Calculus I Credits: 4

Functions and graphs, rational, trigonometric, exponential functions, composite and inverse functions, limits and continuity, differentiation and its applications, integration and its applications. Prerequisites: MATH 120 (C- or higher), or both MATH 110 and MATH 125 (C- or higher), or ALEKS assessment score of 76% or higher.

Physics

PHYSICS 210 General Physics I Credits: 4

Introduction to mechanics, wave motion and sound and heat and thermodynamics. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. Co-requisites: At least MATH 110, MATH 120 suggested.

PHYSICS 220 General Physics II Credits: 4

Introduction to electricity and magnetism, light and optics and modern physics. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Physics 210.

Political Science

POL-SCI 210 American Government Credits: 3

American government and politics, with special reference to the U.S. Constitution. This course meets the state requirement for study of the U.S. and Missouri Constitutions.

Psychology

PSYCH 210 General Psychology Credits: 3

A survey of the fundamental principles, theories, and methods of psychological science.

Spanish

SPANISH 110 Elementary Spanish I Credits: 3

The goals of this course are an ability to speak and to understand simple (spoken) Spanish as well as to read and write simple prose.

SPANISH 120 Elementary Spanish II Credits: 3

Continuation of SPANISH 110. Prerequisites: SPANISH 110 (or equivalent).

SPANISH 211 Second Year Spanish I Credits: 3

Further development of comprehension and communicative skills in the language. Readings of moderate difficulty and grammar review. Practice in writing. The goal is attainment of intermediate proficiency in the language. Prerequisites: SPANISH 120.

SPANISH 221 Second Year Spanish II Credits: 3

Continuation of SPANISH 211.

On-Campus Course Options

Special dual enrollment options to attend select courses taught by UMKC professors on campus. Enrollment for UMKC credit is based on competitive awards

Astronomy (A Bridge to the Stars)