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COOL Exemplary Course Designations

Courses designated as exemplary exceed standards set forth by the CCU Quality Assurance Inventory (QAI) tool used by the COOL unit for course evaluations. Courses receiving an EC (Exemplary Course) designation (a) have been reviewed and improved during a COOL Course Development Grant process, and (b) demonstrate three or more characteristics that place their course above minimum online course expectations. Contact Sherri Restauri (srestauri@coastal.edu) for questions regarding the CD and/or QAI programs.

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Exemplary courses designed during 2015-2020 academic years include:

COOL Exemplary Courses
Course Title Course Description Instructor Department Grant Type Term
CHEM 104 Kitchen Chemistry This course is designed to integrate chemistry and cooking. A description of the chemical and physical properties of foods and how the processes used when handling, preparing, and storing foods affect these properties. Drew Budner Chemistry Course Development 2015-2016
NURS 305L Health Assessment Laboratory Provides the student with the opportunity to practice the concepts and skills used when conducting a comprehensive health assessment including a health history, systems review and a complete physical exam. Scott Saccomano Nursing Course Development 2015-2016
ANTH 102 Understanding Other Cultures This course is an exploration and comparison of selected contemporary cultures, including their languages. An introduction to the concepts, methods, and data of sociocultural anthropology and anthropological linguistics. Gillian Richards-Greaves Anthropology Course Development 2015-2016
MBA 631 Marketing Strategy This course emphasizes analytical decision making within the functional areas of marketing giving the student an integrated view of marketing's role in an organization.  Monica Fine Marketing, Hospitality and Resort Tourism Course Development 2017
JOUR 201 Foundations of Journalism This course surveys the history and principles of American journalism, including its development, philosophical foundations, products, functions, social influences, current challenges and directions for the future. Wendy Weinhold Communication, Media and Culture Independent Review 2017
PUBH 121 Personal and Community Health This course investigates issues related to improving personal and community health with an emphasis of physical fitness, mental health, nutrition, stress management, sexuality, relationships, diseases, and complementary medicine for health-care. Jessica Lowery Health Sciences Course Enhancement 2017
COMM 276 Communication Research This course prepares students early for research; how to isolate problem statement, distinguish independent and dependent variables, criticize and evaluate definitions, define theories, understand how to apply methods of sound research (qualitative and quantitative), collect data and analyze scholarly articles. Corinne Dalelio Communication, Media and Culture Course Enhancement 2017
EDSC 510 Secondary Adolescent Development and Management This course includes the management of the classroom environment and learning processes as applied to seondary adolescent development. Attention is give to theories and best practices and includes a clinical experience. Suzanne Horn Education Course Development 2017
SOC 350     Juvenile Delinquency This course looks at the causes and consequences of juvenile delinquency and the study of the juvenile justice system. Matthew Wilkinson Sociology Course Development 2017
SCIE 101L Introduction to Science Lab This Lab course includes experiements, exercises, demonstrations and field experiences emphasizing the topics presented in SCIE 101. Jennifer Jackson-Baro Science Course Development 2017
MATH 131 Trigonometry Right triangle and circular trigonometry. graphs of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric idenitities, solving trigonometric equations, vectors, complex number, and their applications are covered in this course. Rajendra Dahal Math Course Development 2017
SOC 331/331L Methods in the Social Sciences and Lab Introduction to the methods and problems involved in designing and conducting research in sociology and related fields. Sara Brallier Sociology Course Development 2018
EDSC 679 Multicultural Issues in Education Effects of cultural diversity in instruction with emphasis on teaching strategies and programs for multicultural student populations.  Kristal Curry  Education Course Development  2018
VPA 103 Inquring Minds: Topics, Ideas, and Expression in the Fine Arts This course is designed to provide the student with the basic understanding of how the arts critically influence and culturally enhance our everyday experience. Alexandra Knox Visual Arts Course Development 2018
SOC 465 Sociology of AIDS This course involves student research on HIV/AIDS transmission, incidence, prevalence, and prevention worldwide and analyzes HIV/AIDS within the framework and social stratisfication, social movements, social deviance, social control, and international development.  Jaime McCauley Sociology Course Development 2018
POLI 307 Scope of American Politics An in-depth exploration of the two major fields of study in American politics: political institutions and political behavior. Topics include the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government in addition to political parties, voting behavior, public opinion, and interest groups. Mikel Norris Politics Course Development 2018
COMM 304 Gender Communication Gender Communication inquires into the connections among four areas of study: gender, identity, culture and communications. Students explore the multiple ways that gender roles are created and sustained through communication in such contexts as families, schools, the workplace, and the media. Wendy Weinhold Communication, Media, and Culture Course Development 2018
CSCI 101 Intro to the Internet & World Wide Web This course incorporates critical thinking as students learn about the internet and the World Wide Web. Topics include introductory computing concepts, networking basics, the internet, utilizing web technologies responsibly, social networking, privacy, and digital security. Ross Foultz Computing Sciences Course Enhancement 2019
ARTH 107 World Art A survey of Non-Western art from prehistory to the present, including but not limited to African, Asian, Islamic, and Oceanic art as well as art of the Americas, exploring diverse cultural experiences from a visual perspective. Leslie Wallace Art History Course Enhancement 2019
CSCI 145 Intermediate Programming This course continues the study of programming in a dynamically typed language. Topics include object-oriented development, user-defined data types, debugging, testing, and elementary distributed computing. Ian Hewitt Computing Sciences Course Enhancement 2019
JOUR 310
Writing for Broadcast
An introduction to broadcast media as well as reporting. Students learn components of script writing, videotape editing and the impact of broadcast. Sharon
Communication, Media, & Culture Course
MATH 202
Math for Elem & Early Childhood Majors
Informal geometry and basic concepts of algebra. Open only to students in early childhood and elementary education Jamie Hedges  Mathematics & Statistics  Course 
EDUC 785
Critical Studies in Diversity Education
This course focuses on the examination of the student diversities found in classrooms and the impact of diverse learners on curricular and instructional practices. Teachers will study ways of making classrooms, curricula, and instructional strategies diversified, developmentally appropriate and equitable to meet the needs of all student populations. Analysis and interpretation of critical theories, research, and approaches to understanding issues of student and community diversity affecting schools. Kristal Curry  Social Studies Education  Course 
HIST 105
PreModern World: Public History
This course explores historical interpretations of pre-modern human experiences. Topics will be chosen by the instructor and may be repeated for up to six credit hours under different topics. Mary Kate
History  Course 

COMM 412
Interpersonal Health Communication

This course explores the interpersonal contexts of health communication, including patient provider communication, social support, communication in illness, family communication about health, interpersonal communication and technology, and everyday talk about health. It is appropriate for the future care professional, health communication student, or health care consumer. Christina Selby Communication, Media and Culture Course Development 2020