English Composition I & II                                                          E, 6 SH

This is a two-semester course in freshman level English Composition. The exam consists of three essay questions that measure:

1.The student’s ability to write a persuasive essay

2.To analyze and respond to material that presents an opposing viewpoint

3.To analyze and evaluate a written essay.

Proposal writing is the persuasive essay and will require students to use their experience and knowledge to encourage the reader to pursue a course of action. For the analysis and response essay, two texts will be presented, each showing opposing viewpoints, and the student will write an essay that will either support one author, find a compromise or suggest a resolution. The writing sample response requires that the student assess the strengths and weaknesses of the text provided.

Exam Time: 3 hours–Essay

Ethics                                                                                        E, 3 SH

The major content areas for the Ethics exam are theory (one-third) and practice (two-thirds). Ethical practice questions will deal with social, personal, environmental, medical and professional issues. Ethical theories, moral concepts, judgments and reasoning, meta-ethics (value theory, skepticism, naturalistic fallacy, etc.) and basic ethical concepts will be addressed in the theory portion of the examination. Ethics is not a black and white issue; students must be able to apply ethical knowledge to a variety of situations. The Ethics exam provides students with upper-level (junior or senior) credit.

Exam Time: 3 Hours

110 multiple-choice questions

World Religion                                                                            E, 3 SH
An upper-level, undergraduate course, the religion exam measures knowledge and understanding of the major world religions, historically as well as socially. Major content areas include religious framework (types of expression, structures, personal beliefs, definitions, and phenomena); sociological, psychological and philosophical perspectives; religious traditions and historical development; and comparative analysis. Major religions include Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The tutorial is a fascinating and excellent course.

Exam Time: 3 hours
Multiple choice questions


Lifespan Developmental Psychology                                           E, 3 SH

Also Known As: Human Growth and Developmental Psychology  C, 3 SH

Students will be tested on their knowledge of concepts, principles, theories and applications associated with the study of the life span, birth through death. Emphasis areas include genetics, prenatal development, childbirth, infancy, toddlerhood, early and middle childhood, adolescence, and early, middle and late adulthood.

(An introductory psychology course is a suggested pre-requisite.)

Exam Time: 3 hours

160 Multiple choice questions

Introduction to Psychology                                                         C, 3 SH

The psychology exam tests the student’s knowledge of psychological theory, principles and terminology. Equivalent to a freshman level introductory course, the exam stresses basic facts, concepts and generally accepted principles. The exam covers thirteen areas, in almost equal percentages, that include: history of psychology, biological behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation, personality, abnormal and developmental psychology, treatment and social psychology.

Exam Time: 90 minutes

100 Multiple choice questions

Introduction to Sociology                                                            C, 3 SH

The exam focuses on five major areas: institutions (family, educational, political, economic, communications); social stratification (mobility, power, race and ethnic relations, gender, and aging); social patterns (demography, geography, and community); social processes (groups, change, socialization, culture, and roles); and the history of sociology and sociological theory.

Exam Time: 90 minutes

100 Multiple choice questions


Anatomy and Physiology                                                            E, 6 SH

A&P is a required course before taking Nursing Courses. The exam is equivalent to two-semesters of undergraduate course work and deals with the functions of the human body. The major emphasis areas are:

1.Organization and overview of the human body (cavities, planes, cell structure, tissues, skin, and fluid)

2.Chemical basis of life (reactions, organic and inorganic compounds, and atomic structure)

3.Support and motion (skeletal system, supporting tissue, muscle tissue and physiology)

4.Regulatory mechanisms (nervous systems, endocrine systems, and sensation)

5.Maintenance of the body (circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems)

Exam Time: 3 hours

160 Multiple choice questions

College Math                                                                             C, 6 SH

The exam covers basic mathematics, basic algebraic operations (factoring, simplifying, powers, and roots); linear equations, in-equalities, and graphs; exponential and logarithmic functions (domain, range, and inverse functions); and real numbers, complex numbers, sequences, and sets. The candidate should be familiar with vocabulary, symbols and notation. No questions require calculator use; however, scientific calculators are permitted. Students must be able to solve both routine and non-routine problems through the application of skills and algebraic concepts.

Exam Time: 90 minutes

70 Multiple choice questions

Microbiology                                                                             E, 3 SH

Microbiology is a required course before taking Nursing Courses. The microbiology exam tests the student’s knowledge of the history of microbiology, lab techniques, microorganisms, disease, resistance, and immunity, as well as infectious diseases. The relationship of bacteria, algae, fungi, protozoa, and viruses to the human body are focus areas. (A general knowledge of anatomy and physiology or biology is helpful.)

Exam Time: 3 hours

160 Multiple choice questions


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