Course Descriptions

Science Courses

NSCI-153 - Processes of Science: Environmental Studies

This course covers introductory science processes using the content of environmental studies as a vehicle to establish an appreciation of the scientific method, critical thinking and problem solving. The basic processes of observing, collecting data, classifying, comparing, analyzing and forming hypotheses will be addressed using the concepts of environmental studies. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NSCI-154 - Physics of Matter

This course focuses on introductory science processes using the content of physical properties of matter as a vehicle to establish an appreciation of the processes of science. The basic processes of observing, collecting data, classifying, comparing, analyzing and forming hypotheses will be addressed using physics concepts including mass, density, displacement and buoyancy. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed at least one (1) NMTH class - NMTH-180 or higher.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NSCI-155 - Processes of Science: Biological Studies

This course covers introductory science processes using biology content as a vehicle to establish an appreciation of the scientific method, critical thinking and problem solving. The basic processes of observing, collecting data, classifying, comparing, analyzing and forming hypotheses will be addressed using selected concepts in biology. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NSCI-156 - Processes of Science: Forensics

This course covers introductory science processes using the content of forensics as a vehicle to establish an appreciation of the scientific method, critical thinking and problem solving. The basic processes of observing, collecting data, classifying, comparing, analyzing and forming hypotheses will be addressed using the concepts of forensics. (NTID Supported Students.) Studio 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NSCI-157 - Processes of Science: Astronomy

This course covers introductory science processes using the content of astronomy as a vehicle to establish an introduction to the scientific method, critical thinking and problem solving. The basic processes of observing, collecting data, classifying, comparing, analyzing and forming hypotheses will be addressed using the concepts of astronomy. Topics will include stellar motions in the sky, the solar system, and important historical deaf-scientist contributions to astronomy. Contemporary astronomy issues will be explored including the discovery of planets outside our solar system and the search for non-Earth life. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NSCI-161 - Fundamentals of Biology I

This course provides students with fundamentals of cellular biology. Topics include chemical components of cells, cell structure and function, membrane transport, osmosis, cellular respiration and photosynthesis. Principles governing genetics, gene expression and reproduction are introduced. Laboratory methods used to make observations and collect data are practiced. Recording observations and analysis of data are emphasized in formal written laboratory reports. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture/Lab 5, Credits 3 (Fall)

NSCI-162 - Fundamentals of Biology II

This course provides students with fundamentals of biological concepts and processes. Topics include plant and animal form and function, nutritional and excretory requirements, and homeostatic mechanisms and their regulation in organisms. Principles governing the concept of biological evolution and genomic evolution are introduced. Laboratory methods used to make observations and collect data are practiced. Recording observations and analysis of data are emphasized in formal written laboratory reports. Laboratory activities complement classroom activities. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NSCI-161 or equivalent course.) Lab 5, Lecture, Credits 3 (Spring)

NSCI-199 - Independent Study: Science

The description for each Independent Study request will be specified in each student/faculty proposal. (Enrollment in this course requires permission from the department offering the course.) Independent Study, Credits 1 - 4 (Fall, Spring)

NSCI-200 - Physics of Light

An introductory course in principles of physics related to light, reflection and refraction. These principles are applied to the behavior of spherical and plano mirrors, prisms and lenses. The usefulness and application of dioptric power, the lens maker's equation, image and object dimensions and focal length measurements are addressed. Also included is study of the electromagnetic spectrum. Emphasis is on geometrical (ray) optics. Includes a comprehensive laboratory experience that supplements and closely follows classroom instruction. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed at least one (1) NMTH class - NMTH-180 or higher.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Spring)

NSCI-201 - Principles of Physics

Principles of Physics is designed to provide a broad background in general physics. Students are provided with hands-on laboratory experience in a supervised setting. Topics, which are presented in a lecture/lab format, include motion, Newton's Laws of Motion, forces, and analysis of vectors. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed at least one (1) NMTH class - NMTH-180 or higher.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NSCI-270 - Concepts of College Physics

This is an introductory algebra-based physics course focusing on mechanics. It is designed to develop and enhance knowledge and skills necessary for success in college-level physics courses. Topics covered will include uncertainty, propagation of error, significant figures, unit conversion, translational motion in one and two dimensions, circular motion, kinematics and dynamics (both translational and angular), torque, and angular motion. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NMTH-220 and NMTH-275 or equivalent courses.) Lecture/Lab 5, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NSCI-281 - Human Genetics and Evolution

Introduces basic human genetics, basic human evolution and the relationship between 21st century discoveries in genetics and current human evolution dogma. The history of scientific discovery in both fields is paired with a study of current concepts in molecular biology and bridges between genetics and evolution are explored. This presentation/ discussion/laboratory course includes topics in human reproductive history, cytology, embryology, molecular biology of the gene, the origin of life, human origins, heredity, genetic variations, population genetics, biotechnology, and old world and new world evolutionary theory. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NENG-222 or NENG-231 or NENG-232 or NENG-241 or UWRT-100 or 0502-111 or UWRT-150 or equivalent courses.) Lab, Lecture 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NSCI-282 - Scientific Basis of Social Responsibility

Interactive course designed to provide students with both tools and confidence to become more literate in the sciences. Students select and analyze contemporary social issues and/or problems that have a basis in science utilizing basic processes of scientific inquiry. Sample topics include the following: infectious disease processes; traditional vs.alternative medicine; biogenetics; life-style; euthanasia; environmental resources and management; world population trends; and, stem cell research. Following a definition of the issue/problem, students formulate research questions and share their collective findings. They then complete weekly topic summaries where positions are articulated. Topic-related laboratory exercises and community interactions provide hands-on lab opportunities to experience contemporary science and technology. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NENG-222 or NENG-231 or NENG-232 or NENG-241 or UWRT-100 or 0502-111 or UWRT-150 or equivalent courses.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NSCI-283 - Developmental Human Anatomy and Physiology

Introduces basic human development and maturation from a multi-disciplinary perspective. In this course, the fields of human anatomy and physiology are merged with developmental psychology for the purpose of examining the human life cycle from a holistic perspective. Changes that take place in the structure and function of the human body are studied over nine stages of the human life span. Concurrently, psychological and cognitive development are discussed, beginning with conception and ending with death processes. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NENG-222 or NENG-231 or NENG-232 or NENG-241 or UWRT-100 or 0502-111 or UWRT-150 or equivalent courses.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NSCI-284 - Principles of Modern Astronomy

This course will provide students with a general overview of the fundamental concepts and principles of modern astronomy. Topics covered will include properties of stars, their birth, life cycle, and death, galaxies, black holes and the evolution of the universe. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NENG-222 or NENG-231 or NENG-232 or NENG-241 or UWRT-100 or 0502-111 or UWRT-150 or equivalent courses.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NSCI-289 - Special Topics: Science

The description for each Special Topics request will be specified in each proposal. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture/Lab, Credits 1 - 4 (Fall, Spring)

Math Courses

NMTH-110 - Prealgebra

Improves students' fundamental understanding of and skills in mathematics. Concepts covered include fractions, decimals, percents and ratios. Students are introduced to signed numbers, variables, algebraic expressions and equations, simple geometric formulas, and graphing. Instruction emphasizes the use of English and ASL as they relate to basic mathematical operations. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NMTH-140 - Mathematics in Society

This project-based course is intended for students interested in the exploration of mathematical thinking and procedures. It includes applications to real world situations and uses problem solving skills. Topics include number sense, consumer mathematics, introduction to statistics, basic geometry, number representation, and units of measurement including conversion in English and metric systems. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NMTH-110 with C- or better or have a math placement score equal to 20, 25 or 30 or equivalent course.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NMTH-180 - Foundations of Algebra

An introductory algebra course consisting of a blended lecture/lab component in which the basics of evaluating algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities and graphing linear functions are studied. The Pythagorean Theorem and systems of linear equations are also studied. Students cannot earn credit for both NMTH-180 and NMTH-245. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NMTH-110 with a C- or better or have a math placement score equal to 20 or 25 or equivalent course.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NMTH-199 - Independent Study: Mathematics

The description for each Independent Study request will be specified in each student/faculty proposal. (Enrollment in this course requires permission from the department offering the course.) Independent Study, Credits 1 - 4 (Fall, Spring)

NMTH-206 - Trigonometry for Coordinate Analysis

Students will study right triangle trigonometry with an emphasis on concepts and applications related to computer integrated machining technology (CIMT). Topics include trigonometric ratios in right triangles, coordinate geometry calculations, circle properties, simple and complex machine applications, and 3-D coordinate geometry. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed at least one (1) NMTH class - NMTH-180 or higher.) Lab, Lecture 4, Credits 3 (Spring)

NMTH-207T - Trigonometry for Coordinate Analysis II (T)

This course is a continuation of Trigonometry for Coordinate Analysis I and, continues the development of problem-solving using right angle trigonometry, with an emphasis on concepts and applications related to computer integrated machining technology (CIMT). Topics include complex machine applications, compound angles, slots and pockets, irregular-shape grooves, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, and 3-D coordinate geometry. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall)

NMTH-210 - Applications of Algebra

An intermediate algebra course consisting of a lecture and a lab component in which exponents, rational expressions, polynomials, roots and radicals, and non-linear functions are studied. Students cannot earn credit for both NMTH-210 and NMTH-212. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NMTH-180 with C- or better or have a math placement score equal to 30 or 35 or equivalent course.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NMTH-212 - Integrated Algebra

An intermediate algebra course consisting of a blended lecture/lab component in which non-linear functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, exponents, polynomials, roots, radicals and properties of the complex numbers are considered. There is significant emphasis on scientific and geometric models, as well as the use of graphing utilities. Students cannot earn credit for both NMTH-210 and NMTH-212. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NMTH-180 with C- or better or have a math placement score equal to 30 or 35 or equivalent course.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NMTH-220 - Trigonometry

This course includes topics from trigonometry with an emphasis on the study of right and oblique triangles, rotational angles, and trigonometric functions and their graphs. An introduction to trigonometric identities is also provided. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NMTH-212 or higher or have a math placement score equal to 40 or equivalent course.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NMTH-245 - Accelerated Algebra I

The first of a two-course sequence of accelerated courses (NMTH-245 & NMTH-265 or NMTH-245 & NMTH-270) for students who are interested in acquiring the skills necessary for an introductory-level calculus course. The topics include a review of the fundamentals of algebra, and solving linear equations and inequalities in both 1- and 2-variables algebraically and graphically. Exponents, polynomial/quadratic functions and their graphs are also studied. To progress to NMTH-265 or NMTH-270, student must pass NMTH-245 with a grade of C or better. (NTID Reading Test Score of 125 or higher and appropriate math placement score). (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture/Lab 5, Credits 4 (Fall)

NMTH-250 - Elementary Statistics

An introductory statistics course utilizing a lecture/lab format in which statistics concepts, probability, probability distributions, and bivariate data are studied. Statistical concepts that are essential for an understanding of social and political issues of contemporary life will be emphasized. Statistical software and applications will be introduced. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed (UWRT-100 or 150 or 0502-111) or NMTH-210 or higher with a grade of C- or better or have a math placement score greater than or equal to 40 or equivalent courses.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NMTH-255 - Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

This course utilizes a lecture/lab format to introduce discrete mathematics topics such as logic, sets, number systems, counting, functions, graph theory, sequences and recursion. The applications of these topics to various topics in computing will be emphasized. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed UWRT-100 or UWRT-150 and NMTH-212 or higher or have a math placement score greater than or equal to 40 or equivalent courses.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Spring)

NMTH-260 - Explorations in College Algebra

Students will study topics from algebra with an emphasis on functions and graphs. Topics include the algebra of functions and the study of inverse functions. Rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of linear equations are also studied. Students, who earn credit for NMTH-260, cannot take NMTH-272 or NMTH-275. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NMTH-210 or equivalent course with a grade of C- or better or have a math placement score greater than or equal to 40.) Lecture/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NMTH-265 - Accelerated Algebra II for Business and Liberal Arts

The second of a two-course sequence of accelerated courses. This course, focused on applications and skills related to business & liberal arts, is for students who are interested in taking a non-trigonometry, introductory-level calculus course. Students will study topics from algebra with an emphasis on functions and graphs. Topics include the algebra of functions and the study of inverse functions. Quadratic, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of linear equations are also studied. Students may not take both NMTH-265 and NMTH-270 for credit without permission of the department. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NMTH-245 or equivalent course with a grade of C- or better.) Lecture/Lab 5, Credits 4 (Fall, Spring)

NMTH-270 - Accelerated Algebra II for Science and Engineering

The second of a two-course sequence of accelerated courses. This course, focused on applications and skills related to science and engineering, is for students who are interested in taking an introductory-level calculus course. Students will study topics from precalculus mathematics (without trigonometry) with an emphasis on functions and graphs. Topics include the algebra of functions and the study of inverse functions. Quadratic, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions and piecewise-defined functions are also studied. Students in the Engineering program can take NMTH-220-Trigonometry and this course simultaneously. Students may not take both NMTH-265 and NMTH-270 for credit without permission of the department. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NMTH-245 or equivalent course with a grade of C- or better.) Lecture/Lab 5, Credits 4 (Fall, Spring)

NMTH-272 - Accelerated Algebra II

The second of a two-course sequence of accelerated courses designed for students who intend to continue into calculus. This course provides an in-depth treatment of solving equations, inequalities, and systems of equations; function properties, graphs, and applications; and the study of linear, quadratic, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic, inverse and piecewise-defined functions. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NMTH-245 or equivalent course with a grade of C- or better.) Lecture/Lab 5, Credits 4 (Fall, Spring)

NMTH-275 - Advanced Mathematics

Topics from precalculus mathematics are studied with an emphasis on functions and graphs. Topics include the algebra of functions and the study of inverse functions. Rational, exponential, logarithmic and piecewise-defined functions are among those studied. Students, who earn credit for NMTH-275, cannot take NMTH-260 or NMTH-272. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NMTH-212 or equivalent course with a grade of C- or better or have a math placement score greater than or equal to 40.) Lecture 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NMTH-289 - Special Topics: Mathematics

The description for each Special Topics request will be specified in each proposal. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture/Lab, Credits 1 - 4 (Fall, Spring)