2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 270

D-270 2014-2015
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ENGLISH
Special Topics inEnglish
ENG 299
1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.
The successful studentwill be able to initiate one on one dialog between student and tutor, focusing on the degree towhich the paper
fulfills the requirements of the assignment.Diagnosewritten communication problems and offer suggestions for improving thewriting
quality. Help peers to evaluate their ownwriting in terms of fulfilling requirements of assignment, including the appropriate content, and
accurately using grammar.
ENGLISHSKILLSCENTER
EnglishSkillsCenter
ESC 1
4.00
Prerequisite: None
TheEnglishSkillsCourse (ESC-01) is an intensive course designed to develop college-levelwriting, reading, presentation, and study
skills. It includes a step-by-step review of grammatical relationships, sentence patterns, punctuation and usagewith concentration on the
writing of expository paragraphs leading to essays. Additionally, it includes improvement in fundamental reading skills, including:
word-attack skills, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and fluency.Successful studentswill learn effective reading
strategies to utilize before, during, and after reading. Study skills and presentation skills are embedded in the course.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Fundamentalsof Entrepreneurship
ENT
200
3.00
Prerequisite: None
This course explores the basics of entrepreneurship. This is a survey course that briefly introduces students to the various aspects and
activities involved in entrepreneurship. Students then complete the focused courses on each aspect and complete the degreewith the
capstoneENT280. The coursewill look at the characteristics of entrepreneurs, the cycle of entrepreneurship, idea generation and
validation of an idea's ability to be successful, how to present your business idea to potential investors and how to take the plunge.
Entrepreneurship: ScienceandEngineering
ENT
201
3.00
Prerequisite: None
This course looks specifically at the required skills for the scientist, engineer or applied technologies student that is seeking to start his/her
own business. The coursewill look at the aspects for entrepreneurship including an introduction to the business plan, the financial aspects
and themarketing components. Studentswill explore the process of going from technology idea tomarket including themanagement of
labs and intellectual property process.
TheArt, ScienceandDisciplineof Creativity
ENT
210
3.00
Prerequisite: None
This course explores creativity from an academic perspective. Studentswill read contrasting views ofwhat creativity is, how to define
creativity andwhat resources, skills and traits are required for creativity. Studentswill also explore the role of creativity in the changing
economy of theworld.
InternationalWomen'sEntrepreneurship
ENT
220
3.00
Prerequisite: None
This course looks at the effects ofwomen entrepreneurs on theworld economy and at the paths thatwomen take to business ownership.
The coursewill look at each region and analyze the effects ofmicro financing, environmental concern and development status on the role
ofwomenwithin the economy. The coursewill also look at the role ofwomen in creating changewithin their respective region and
internationally.
FinancingYour Small BusinessVenture
ENT
230
3.00
Prerequisite: ENT200 andACC 202.
This course explores the options that are available for financing your small business venture. Exploring ownership structures, venture
capital, angel finance and theSmall BusinessAdministration. Studentswill complete the coursewithmultiple avenues for financing new
expanding existing business ventures.
Marketing for Small Business
ENT
240
3.00
Prerequisite: None
This course explores themarketing principles for the small business.Topics include integratedmarketing approaches, ROI analysis, and
how to effectively build relationships that build the small business venture.
Intellectual Property
ENT
260
3.00
Prerequisite: ENT200.
This course explores and defines the laws surrounding intellectual property. In particular studentswill become acquaintedwith the patent
process, culminating in the draft of a provisional patent application.

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