AUBURN – Central Maine Community College will offer new courses and courses of interest to the public during the spring semester.

Each course carries three college credits (except letterpress printing and screen printing, which each carry two credits) that can be applied to a degree at the college. They can also be used at many other colleges and universities. Tuition and fees range from $86 to $93 a credit. Enrollment for the spring semester will begin Dec. 1.

New courses in the humanities include Approaches to Art (ART150), which will provide students with a basic understanding of the visual arts.

Literary Analysis (ENG 225), which will introduce students to a variety of ways to think and write about literature, including some study of literary criticism and theory.

Children’s Literature (ENG 230), a study of children’s literature as a legitimate literary form that will allow learners to examine how it plays an intricate role in the belief systems carried into adulthood.

Western Thought and Culture (HUM 151), a survey course covering the major ideas and artistic achievements in the western tradition from the Renaissance on.

Introduction to Eastern Philosophy (PHI 153), an historical overview and study of primary texts from Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism.

Another new offering is Women’s Studies (WST 101), an interdisciplinary exploration of the role of gender in social interaction, among other issues. American Sign Language II (ASL 102) will build on the basic skills presented in American Sign Language I.

New social science offerings will include Human Geography (GEY101), an introductory course that will furnish students with a general understanding of the spatial dimensions of human culture, and Special Topics in Political Science (POS 296), which will introduce students to the strategies, tactics and substance of the major candidates as they proceed through the party nomination phase of the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

The Graphic Arts/Printing Technology Department will offer a number of courses to the public for the first time. Introduction to Printing (GAT100) will give students the opportunity to generate images by traditional and digital means and produce practical printed and bound products. It is a core course in the graphic arts/printing technology degree program and can be used as a technical elective in the general studies degree.

Other courses, which are part of the degree curriculum, can be taken by members of the public with faculty approval, include Letterpress Printing (GAT 141), Screen Printing (GAT 151), Introduction to Desktop Publishing: Quark XPress (GAT 155) and Photoshop I (GAT 176)

The Business Department will offer Medical Coding II (MCO 125), which covers CPT-4 procedural coding and HCPSC. Medical Terminology (MET101) is a prerequisite.

For more information,, visit the Web and click on course offerings or call 755-5100 or 1-800/891-2002 for a brochure.

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