2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Survey of Middle East Culture
Prerequisite: ENG 101 completed or concurrent.
Survey of Middle East Culture introduces student to the many peoples, cultures, and religions of the Middle East. A fundamental focus of
the course is the understanding and analysis of interrelations between diverse cultures. The course explores the unique trends and forms of
literature, architecture, paintings, and music that have spread throughout the Middle East region. It also analyzes how thinkers, writers and
artists in these societies have expressed the religious, political and gender divisions within their own cultures. Finally, the course includes
an examination of the complex relationships between the Middle East and the West.
A Cultural Perspective: Spain...New Mexico
A perspective of cultural diversity in Spain and the American Southwest. This course will introduce the differing cultures of Spain within a
historical context. Students will look closely at the intertwining of art, religion and history during the Middle Ages, focusing on the
Camino de Santiago, the St. James pilgrimage route across northern Spain that is still traveled today. The course will include a study of the
influence of the Moors upon the language, art and philosophy of Spain. It will trace the first Spanish explorers as they brought the
traditions of the Old World into New Mexico, before the founding of Jamestown. This blending of the Spanish and Pueblo cultures has
resulted in the uniqueness of the Southwest today. The course will be taught in English and is the same as Spanish 225.
American Indian Literature and Culture
This course explores the continuity between oral traditions of American Indian culture and literary works of contemporary American
Indian authors. Participants will gain knowledge of tribal creation accounts, trickster cycles, and traditions of illness and curing.
Film and Literature
This course introduces students to the world's greatest literature through study and analysis of the written text and the experience of
viewing the rendering of the text in the film medium. Students will not only gain a historical perspective and aesthetic understanding of
classic literary works, they will experience the visual interpretation of the work in another medium.
Shakespeare Through Film
This course introduces students to the plays of Shakespeare through reading the plays, viewing film versions of the plays and exploring
Shakespeare's art through discussion and writing. The critical emphasis will evaluate the film presentations as an interpretation of
Issues in Humanities
1.00 - 9.00
Explores ideas, issues, and movements worthy of special focus for their significant impact on the cultural, social, political, or spiritual
values of human civilization.
Introduction to Information Systems
Prerequisite: Highly recommend ACCUPLACER reading placement score of 50 or higher. An introduction to computer terminology,
hardware and application programs for management information systems. Students are introduced to business, industry and education
applications of popular software using spreadsheets, word processors, and data bases. "Hands on" experience is provided through student
use of open lab.
Prerequisite: IS 101 or equivalent.
Advanced topics in spreadsheets, microcomputer-based database management systems and macro-programming.
Elementary Italian I
Introduction to fundamentals of Italian grammar. Spoken communication and listening skills with considerable emphasis on written
communication and reading skills. Prior knowledge of the Italian language is not required.
Elementary Italian II
Prerequisite: ITAL 113 or equivalent course or instructor's approval.
Continuation course to Italian 113. It introduces more advanced and complex forms of Italian grammar. Spoken communication and
listening skills and a more detailed emphasis on written communication and reading skills.
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.