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SPRING 2021 Courses
[The first day of the SPRING 2021 semester is Tuesday, January 19, 2021]
SOCIOLOGY 1301 (Introductory Sociology)
The scientific study of human society, including ways in which groups, social institutions, and individuals affect each other.  Causes of social stability and social change are explored through the application of various theoretical perspectives, key concepts, and related research methods of sociology.  Analysis of social issues in their institutional context may include topics such as social stratification, gender, race/ethnicity, and deviance.
COSC 1301 (Introduction to Computing)
Overview of computer systems – hardware, operating systems, the Internet, and application software including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and databases.  Current topics such as the effect of computers on society, and the history and use of computers in business, educational, and other interdisciplinary settings are also studied.  This course is not intended to count toward a student’s major field of study in business or computer science. 
CRIJ 1307 (Crime in America)
American crime problems in historical perspective, social and public policy factors affecting crime, impact and crime trends, social characteristics of specific crimes, and prevention of crimes. 
ECON 2301 (Principles of Macroeconomics)
An analysis of the economy as a whole including measurement and determination of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply, national income, inflation, and unemployment. Other topics include international trade, economic growth, business cycles, and fiscal policy and monetary policy. 
ENGL 1302 (Composition II)
Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.   Applies composition skills to the study and analysis of poetry, the short story, drama, the essay, and/or the novel.  An analytic research paper utilizing the MLA format is required.
ENGL 2328 (American Literature II)
A survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character.   Significant American prose and poetry from 1865 to the present.
GOVT 2306(Texas Government)
Origin and development of the Texas Constitution, structure and powers of state and local government, federalism and inter-governmental relations, political participation, the election process, public policy, and the political culture of Texas. 
HIST 1302 (United States History II) 
A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present.  United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy. 
MATH 1316 (Plane Trigonmetry)
In-depth study and applications of trigonometry including definitions, identities, inverse functions, solutions of equations, graphic, and solving triangles. Additional topics such as vectors, polar coordinates and parametric equations may be included. 
MDCA 1352 (Medical Assistant Lab Procedures)
Application of governmental health care guidelines.  Includes specimen collection and handling, quality assurance and quality control in performance of Clinical Laboratory Amendments (CLIA)-waived laboratory testing.
NUPC 1320 (Patient Care Technician/Assistant)
Training, skills, and knowledge needed to gain employment as a Patient Care Technician in a hospital setting.
PHED 1304 (Personal & Community Health)
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals, concepts, strategies, applications, and contemporary trends related to understanding personal and/or community health issues.  This course also focuses on empowering various populations with the ability to practice healthy living, promote healthy lifestyles, and enhance individual well-being.
WLDG 1313 (Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders) 
A study of industrial blueprints.  Emphasis placed on terminology, symbols, graphic description, and welding processes.  Includes systems of measurements and industry standards.  Also includes interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry to facilitate field application and production.  Two lecture and three laboratory hours per week.
WLDG 1353 (Intermediate Layout and Fabrication)
An intermediate course in layout and fabrication.  Includes design and production of shop layout and fabrication.  Emphasis placed on symbols, blueprints, and written specifications. 
WLDG 1435  (Introduction to Pipe Welding)
An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), including electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices.  Emphasis on weld positions and electrodes.  An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), including electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices.  Emphasis on weld positions 1G and 2G using various electrodes.
WLDG FUN 1421 (Welding Fundamentals)
An introduction to the fundamentals of equipment used in oxy-fuel and arc welding, including welding and cutting safety, basic oxy-fuel welding and cutting, basic arc welding processes and basic metallurgy. 
Dual Credit Students, 
         Please make sure you fill out the SWTJC admissions form and email back to me. It was emailed to you the week of January 11th. If you have any questions please call or email me. 
    Mrs. Stephanie Canales  M.S. Ed 
 Cotulla High School Dual Credit Coordinator
               Cotulla ISD
     830-879-3073 extension 7020
SWTJC instructors are not required to follow 504 accommodations put in place by CISD. If you would like your instructors to be made aware of these accommodations you must contact the SWTJC Disability Support Services. Their contact information is: 
Disability Support Services
Fly Memorial Building
Southwest Texas Junior College
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 591-2908
Dual Credit 
The Cotulla ISD Student Parent Handbook indicates under Dual-Credit Courses that if a student receives below a "C", they will need to reimburse the district for the cost of the course and textbook. 
Cost of course(s) per semester (Prices are subject to change)
1 hour college course = $81.57
2 hour college course = $163.12
3 hour college course = $244.69
6 hour college course = $489.38
9 hour college course = $734.07