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2013-2014 College Catalog | Mount Aloysius College SO 411 The Family..................................................................................................................................................3 Credits Examines the family as a social institution-its composition, organization, duration, and functions in contemporary America. Involves cross-cultural and multi-generational analysis. SO 419 Studies in Class, Status, and Power...........................................................................................................3 Credits Examines the distribution of wealth, power, and prestige in human societies and the impact of that distribution on individual lives and social processes. Pays special attention to social class in America, including the problems of underprivileged Americans. SO 420 Women’s Lives and Thought......................................................................................................................3 Credits This course will be an interdisciplinary exploration of the ways feminist theories can enhance a student’s understandings and appreciation of what it means to be women in contemporary culture. Feminist theory will be located within the general boundaries of traditional political theory (liberal, Marxist/socialist, radical for example) and, more specifically, within various disciplines and historical contexts in order to more fully understand the development of the arguments that now constitute contemporary feminist theories. These theories will be applied to a number of issues women face today including relationships, politics, spirituality, women’s health, and research approaches. Junior Standing recommended.

(SN) Spanish SN 101 Elementary Spanish I.................................................................................................................................3 Credits This elementary course embodies the essentials of grammar, composition, diction, oral practice, and widely selected readings with an introduction to Hispanic cultures. SN 102 Elementary Spanish II...............................................................................................................................3 Credits A continuation of SN101. Focus on developing communicative skills and cross-cultural competence. Perquisite: SN 101 SN 201 Intermediate Spanish I..............................................................................................................................3 Credits Comprising a review of grammar and intensive aural –oral practice, with much attention to distinction in word usage. Also acquaints students with examples of contemporary Spanish prose. Prerequisites: SN 101, SN 102 SN 202 Intermediate Spanish II.............................................................................................................................3 Credits A continuation of SN 201, with concentration on reading contemporary prose. Prerequisites: SN 101, SN 102, and SN 201

(ST) Surgical Technology ST 102 Surgical Pharmacology..............................................................................................................................2 Credits A pharmacological study of medications used preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively. Emphasis will be placed on the conversion of equivalents from one system to another. The principles of anesthesia administration in the operating room will be discussed including the methods of administration, the agents used, and the necessary precautions taken. ST 104 Surgical Technology I........................................................................ 6 Lecture/269 Hours Clinical-Lab/9 Credits An introductory course developed to provide the Surgical Technology student the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills necessary to perform as an entry-level member of the surgical team. The principles and methods of sterilization and sterile technique are emphasized. The primary goal of surgical intervention, the diagnostic procedures employed for diagnosis, and the sequential steps in performing various General Surgery procedures are introduced in lecture and clinical lab. Prerequisites: BL 201, MA 109, Completed Educational Enrichment (EE) Courses. ST 105 Surgical Technology II...................................................................... 6 Lecture/289 Hours Clinical-Lab/9 Credits Building upon the knowledge base for the Surgical Technology student acquired in ST 104, this course will identify the surgical specialties. The same sequence of rationale, principles and techniques employed to introduce General Surgery will be followed. This course provides the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to enable the student transition into the surgical specialties with minimal difficulty. Prerequisites: BL 202, ST 102, ST 104, ST 109. ST 109 Basic Patient Care......................................................................................................................................3 Credits This course is designed to enable students to assess the surgical clients’ physical, psychological and spiritual needs. Policies, procedures and legal guidelines for surgical intervention will be introduced. Prerequisites: BL 201, MA 109, Completed Educational Enrichment (EE) Courses, CPR certification.

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2013-2014 Mount Aloysius College Catalog