Tennessee Community Colleges

 

Below are the first two year courses at Tennessee State University for the Engineering programs. The course descriptions are also listed below.

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering
Civil Engineering Program

Fall

 

 

 

 

Spring

 

 

 

Freshman Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENGL

1010

FRESHMAN ENGLISH I

3

 

ENGL

1020

FRESHMAN ENGLISH II

3

MATH

1910

CALCULUS I

4

 

MATH

1920

CALCULUS II

4

CHEM

1110

GEN CHEMISTRY FOR ENGRS

3

 

PHYS

2110

PHYSICS I

3

CHEM

1111

GEN CHEMISTRY FOR ENGRS LAB

1

 

PHYS

2111

PHYSICS I LAB

1

ENGR

1020

FRESHMAN  ENGR SEMINAR

1

 

ENGR

2230

ENGINEERING COMP  PROG

3

ENGR

1151

COMPUTER ENGR GRAPHICS

1

 

HIST

2010

AMERICAN HISTORY I

3

ENGR

1000

ORIENTATION

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sophomore Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATH

2110

CALCULUS III

4

 

ENGR

2000

CIRCUITS

3

COMM

2200

SPEECH

3

 

ENGR

2001

CIRCUITS LAB

1

ENGR

2110

STATICS

3

 

ENGR

2010

THERMODYNAMICS

3

PHYS

2120

PYISICS II

3

 

ENGR

2120

DYNAMICS

3

PHYS

2121

PHYSICS II LAB

1

 

MATH

3120

APPLIED MATH

3

MATH/SC Elective1

3

 

ENGL

2110

SOPHOMORE LITERATURE I

3

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

16

1.       Permission of the Department Head
2.       MATH 2120 is accepted as MATH 3120
3.       Courses not offered at the community college will be offered either online or in the summer.
Math, Physics and chemistry courses that are transferable to TSU from selected Community Colleges

College

Math

1910

Math

1920

Math

2110

Math

2120

Phys

2110/2111

Phys

2120/2121

Chem

1110/1111

Austin Peay

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

Chattanooga State

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

Columbia State

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

Cleveland state

y

y

no

no

no

no

no

Jackson State

y

y

y

no

y

y

y

Lane College

y

y

y

no

y

y

y

Motlow College

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

Nashville State y y y y y y y

Volunteer State

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

Pellissippi State

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

Roane College

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

Students are also required to complete nine hours of communications, nine hours of Humanities/fine arts, six hours of History:

Required Courses during the first two years

Communications- Nine Hours Required

ENGL                     1010*                    3                              Freshman English I

ENGL                     1020*                    3                              Freshman English II

COMM                    2200*                    3                              Public Speaking (formerly SPCH 220)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts- Nine hours required

*Of nine required hours, three hours must be one of listed sophomore literature courses.

ART                       1010                       3                              Art Appreciation

ENGL                     2110*                     3                              American Literature

ENGL                     2310*                     3                              World Literature I

 ENGL                    2012*                     3                              Literary Genres I

ENGL                     2013*                     3                              Black Arts and Literature I

ENGL                     2210*                     3                              Survey of English Lit.  I

ENGL                     2120*                     3                              American Literature II

ENGL                     2320*                     3                              World Literature II

ENGL                     2022*                     3                              Literary Genres II

ENGL                     2023*                     3                              Black Arts and Literature II

ENGL                     2220*                     3                              Survey of English Lit. II

MUSC                    1010                       3                              Music Appreciation

HIST                     1210                       3                              World History I

HIST                     1220                       3                              World History II                

PHIL                     1030                       3                              Introduction to Phil. (formerly 2010)

RELS                     2010                       3                              Introduction to Religious Studies

THTR                    1020                       3                              Appreciation of Drama

Social and Behavioral Sciences- Six hours required

AFAS                     2010                       3                              Intro. to Africana Studies

ANTH                    2300                       3                              Intro. to Cultural Anthropology

ECON                    2010                       3                              Principles of Economics I

ECON                    2020                       3                              Principles of Economics II

GEOG                    1010                       3                              World Regional Geography I

GEOG                    1020                       3                              World Regional Geography II

HPSS                     1510                       3                              Health and Wellness 

POLI                      1010                       3                              Introduction to Political Science  

POLI                      2010                       3                              American National Government

PSYC                     2010                       3                              General Psychology

SOCI                     2010                       3                               Introduction to Sociology

WMST                   2000                       3                               Introduction to Women’s Studies

History- Six hours required

HIST                       2010                       3                               American History I

HIST                       2020                       3                               American History II

HIST                       2030*                     3                               History of Tennessee

*HIST 2030 may be taken as a substitute for either American history course

Course Descriptions :

ENGR 1020, Freshman Engineering 1(1-0). An overview of the engineering programs and profession;  Engineering tools and problem solving techniques; Use of codes and standards; Engineering ethics and communication. One hour lecture per week.

ENGR 1151 Computer Engineering Graphics and Analysis (1). A course is designed to develop the fundamental skills of graphics communication by manual and computer means. Sketching techniques to develop orthographic and pictorial graphics skills, standard technical drawing methods, dimensioning techniques, working drawings development skills, and lettering capability will be the fundamental focus of the course.

ENGR 2010 Thermodynamics(3). An introduction to the nature and domains of thermodynamics; the Zeroth Law; properties and states of a pure substance; work and heat; the First Law applied to both open and closed systems; general observations and statements of the Second Law; the inequality of Clausius and Entropy changes for closed and open system; ideal gases.  Prerequisite:  PHY 2120, and 2121.

ENGR 2110 Statics of Particles (3).  Statics of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; centroids and center of gravity; friction and moment of inertia. Prerequisites: MATH 1920; PHYS 2110; PHYS 2111.

ENGR 2120 Dynamics (3). Study of the kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid  bodies;  principle of work and energy; principle of impulse and momentum. Prerequisite: ENGR 2110 or ENGR 2130.

ENGR 2230 – Engineering Programming. 3 (2, 3).  An introduction to programming using the C++ language in the solution of engineering problems; Students should have basic experience using a computer but no prior programming is required. Topics include sequential, decision and repetition control statements, top-down program development and programming style, functions, basic data structures, arrays, an introduction to object technology, object-oriented programming and classes. Prerequisites:  MATH 1910, ENGR 1020.

MATH 1910 Calculus I, Alternate (4) . Part of the sequence MATH 1910, 1920 recommended for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology majors. Topics include functions, graphs, limits, derivatives with applications, and the definite integral with applications. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MATH 1720 or 1730 or permission of the Department Head. Offered in fall.

MATH 1915 Calculus and Analytical Geometry (4). Part of the sequence MATH 1915, 1925, 2115, 2125, which emphasizes application to the physical sciences. Topics include functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, the definite integral, and rational functions including applications. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MATH 1720 or 1730 or permission of the Department Head. Offered in fall, spring, and summer.

MATH 1920 Calculus II, Alternate (4). Study of derivatives and integrals of the trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions, techniques of integration, sequences, and series. Course is part of the series MATH 1910, 1920, 2110, recommended for all Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology majors. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MATH 1910 or permission of the Department Head. Offered in spring.

MATH 1925 Calculus II (4). Further applications of definite integral, derivatives and integrals of transcendental functions, techniques of integration, and polar coordinates. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MATH 1910 or 1915 or permission of the Department Head. Offered in fall, spring, and summer.

MATH 2110 Calculus III, Alternate (3). Vector functions, three-dimensional space, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line integrals, and applications. Part of the sequence MATH 1910, 1920, and 2110 recommended for all Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry majors. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MATH 1920 or permission of the Department Head. Offered in fall.

MATH 2115 Calculus III (3). Infinite sequences and series, vectors in two- and three-dimensional space, the calculus of a vector function, and applications. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MATH 1925 or permission of the Department Head. Offered in fall, spring, and summer.

MATH 2125 Calculus IV (3). The calculus of vector variables, including partial, differentiation and multiple integration, line integrals, Stokes’ theorem, and applications. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MATH 2115 or permission of the Department Head. Offered in fall, spring, and summer.

CHEM 1110 (3) and 1111 (1).  General Chemistry I and Laboratory (Formerly CHEM 1010 and 1011). A comprehensive study of chemical principles designed for students pursuing a career in chemistry or other scientific areas. Topics include the metric system and scientific notation, compounds of matter, nomenclature, composition and reaction stoichiometry, types of chemical reactions, thermochemisty, atomic structure, theories of bonding, gases and the kinetic molecular theory, liquids, solids,and thermodynamics. Laboratory compliments lecture topics and emphasizes qualitative and quantitative measurements and data interpretation. Prerequisites: high school chemistry or CHEM 1000, 1001, and two years high school algebra or MATH 1110. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Offered in fall, spring, and summer.

PHYS 2110 General Physics I (3). Principles of mechanics, rotational mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. The first course in calculus-based physics sequence that is intended for student with majors in physics, engineering, mathematics, or a physical science. PHYS 2110 with accompanying laboratory, is required of all Physics and Mathematics majors. Prerequisite: MATH 1720 and 1915; Co-requisite: MATH 1925. Offered in fall, spring, and summer. 

PHYS 2111 General Physics I Laboratory (1). One two-hour laboratory per week designed to be taken concurrently with the corresponding lecture course, PHY 2110. Required of all Physics and Mathematics majors. Offered in fall, spring, and summer.

PHYS 2120 General Physics II (3). Principles of sound, electricity, magnetism, and optics. The second course in calculus-based physics sequence. PHYS 2120 with accompanying laboratory is required of all Physics and Mathematics majors. Prerequisite: PHYS 2110. Offered in fall, spring, and summer.

PHYS 2121 General Physics II Laboratory (1). One two-hour laboratory per week designed to be taken concurrently with corresponding lecture course, PHYS 2120. Required of all Physics and Mathematics majors. Offered in fall, spring, and summer.

Social and behavior Sciences- Six hours required from the following courses:                                

AFAS 2010 Introduction to Africana Studies (3) (Formerly AFAS 201). A course which defines the subject matter, concepts, principles, scope, and goals of Africana Studies. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of Africana Studies, this course is a survey of the African world community from the perspectives of the humanities and social sciences, science and technology, and the expressive arts. Course may be used to satisfy the University’s social science requirement. Required of all Africana Studies majors.

ANTH 2300 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) (Formerly ANTH 230). The nature of culture and society. Content includes concepts and theories of social structure, social organization, ecology, change, and the role of the individual. Course may be used to satisfy the University requirement in social science.

ECON 2010 Principles of Economics I (3). Methodology of economics, fundamentals of macroeconomics, fiscal policy, and fundamentals of monetary policy. Prerequisite: Math 1110.

ECON 2020 Principles of Economics II (3). (Formerly EC 212).  Economic growth and microeconomics, some domestic and international applications, economics and comparative economic systems. Prerequisite: ECON 2010.

GEOG 1010, 1020 World Regional Geography I, II (3, 3). A survey of the geographic regions of the world, including studies of the physical character of the land, resources, economics, and cultures. Courses are designed to provide general background in world geography; they are required for History majors, Geography minors, and some teacher education programs. Both courses may be applied toward the Social Science requirement of the General Education Core.

HPSS 1510 Health and Wellness (3) [FORMERLY HEA 151]. A course concerned with placing emphasis on health through a consideration of various conditions which affect health. It includes a comprehensive coverage of important trends on major health areas such as communicable diseases, drugs, nutrition, and those involving the psychological or adjustive processes and those of a psychological or biological nature. A requirement for students fulfilling the core in general education.

POLI 2010 American National Government (3) . The foundation, organization, and principles of American National Government. Attention is focused on the relations of the citizens to the government and the rights, duties, and obligations of citizen. Required of all Political Science majors.

POLI 2010 is a prerequisite for all upper-level Political Science courses. Course may be applied toward the Social Science requirement of the General Education Core.

PSYC 2010 General Psychology (3). The basic course in introductory psychology for majors and non-majors. The course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of psychological methodology, basic psychological processes, learning memory, motivation, and emotions.

SOCI 2010 Introduction to Sociology (3). Introduction to sociology as a scientific discipline. Subject matter includes sociological concepts, sociological processes, and social institutions, including family and education. Course satisfies University social science requirement. Required of all Social Work and Sociology majors.

Humanities and/or Fine Arts- Nine hours required

*Of nine required hours, three hours must be one of listed sophomore literature courses.

ENGL 2110, 2120 American Literature (3, 3) A survey of American literature from the first European settlements to the present time. The first semester covers from the beginning to the Civil War, and the second covers the period since the Civil War.

ENGL 2310, 2320 World Literature (3, 3). A survey of world literature from the beginnings in the Far East and Middle East until the present time. The first semester treats literature through the Renaissance (approximately 1650), and the second treats the Renaissance to the present.

ENGL 2012, 2022 Literary Genres (3, 3). An approach to literature from the point of view of the genre, or type, of work to be studied. The first semester takes up the short story and the novel, the second poetry and drama.

ENGL 2013, 2023 Black Arts and Literature (3, 3). A study of the contributions of black artists and writers to world culture, especially American culture. The first semester treats oral tradition, poetry, drama, and music; the second semester covers the short story, essay, and novel.

ENGL 2210, 2230 Survey of English Literature I, II (3, 3).  A survey of English literature from its origins until the present. The first semester concludes with the end of the eighteenth century, and the second semester covers the period since 1800.

ENGL 2312, 2322 Honors World Literature I, II (3, 3). An analytical reading of selected poetry, prose, and drama from the nations of the world. The subject matter of both semesters is arranged chronologically, with that of the first ranging from the ancient Chinese through the Renaissance (approximately 1650 CE, and that of the second from the Age of Classicism and Reason through the twentieth century. Limited to students in the University Honors Program.

ART 1011 Honors Art Appreciation (3) (Formerly ART 1011). Honors section of ART 1010 emphasizing the visual arts for students including fundamentals and distinctions between Art Media and periods. This course includes videos of contemporary African American Artists and other 20th and 21st Century Artists. Art 1011 satisfied the University humanities requirements. Enrollment is limited to members of the University Honors Program.

THTR 1020 Appreciation of Drama (3). Introduction to dramatic principles though the study of major periods and representative plays from the Greek period to the present. Course may be used toward satisfying University humanities requirement.

THTR 1021 Honors Appreciation of Drama (2). Honors section of THTR 1020. Enrollment limited to students in University Honors Program. Course may be used toward satisfying University humanities requirement.

MUSC 1010 Music Appreciation (3). Emphasis upon development of listening skill and on a broad repertoire of literature, including both Western and Nonwestern music. History is brought in only when it gives deeper meaning to the music being studied. Course applies toward satisfaction of University humanities requirement.

COMM 2200 Public Speaking (3). Principles of speech composition and delivery with emphasis on preparing and presenting the various forms of oral communication. Formerly SPCH 220.

COMM 2202 Honors Public Speaking (3). Honors section of COMM 2200. Enrollment limited to students in University Honors Program. Formerly SPCH 220H.

HIST 2010, 2020 American History I, II (3, 3). 3A study of the development of cultural, economic, and political institutions in America from pre‑Columbian times to the present. HIST 2010 covers the period from pre‑Columbian times to 1877. HIST 2020 covers the period from 1877 to the present. Both courses are required to satisfy the History requirement of the General Education Core, with the exception that HIST 2030 may be substituted for either course.

HIST 2011, 2021 Honors American History I, II (3, 3). A study of American history from pre‑Columbian times to the present. Limited to students in University Honors Program. Both courses may be used to satisfy the History requirement of the General Education Core.

HIST 2030 History of Tennessee (3). A study of the state from neolithic time until the present day. It includes a survey of social, cultural, economic, and political developments which have influenced Tennessee’s growth and development. Course may be substituted for either HIST 2010 or 2020 in satisfying the History requirement of the General Education Core.

ENGL 1010 Freshman English I (3). An introduction to the fundamentals of written composition and communication through the study of illustrative essays, as well as an introduction to the reading and critical analysis of essays. Grammar and mechanics, insofar as they are an integral part of developing proficiency in writing, are covered in the course. Those students who do not demonstrate satisfactory performance in the use of grammar and mechanics are required to attend the Writing Center. Successful completion of 1010 is a prerequisite for English 1020. All degree-seeking students must earn at least a C in this course.

ENGL 1020 Freshman English II (3). An introduction to more advanced techniques of composition through the study of literature. The analysis and explication of literature serve as topics for discussion, study, and writing of themes. Special attention is paid to the writing of the literary review and the research paper. Those students who do not demonstrate satisfactory performance in the use of grammar and mechanics are required to attend the Writing Center. Prerequisite: successful completion of English 1010. All degree-seeking students must earn at least a C in this course.

ENGL 1012, 1022 Honors Freshman English I, II (3, 3). An Honors Course in Freshman Composition designed for students able to work at an advanced level. Enrollment is restricted to students in the University Honors Program. All degree-seeking students must earn at least a C in each of these courses.

All of the following 2110-2322 courses satisfy the sophomore literature and/or Humanities requirement of the General Education Core.

MUSC 1020 Honors Music Appreciation (3). Honors version of MUSC 1020. An intensive course, with emphasis on expanding the students exposure to musical literature representative of western and nonwestern cultures. Course applies toward satisfaction of University humanities requirement. Limited to Music majors and students in the University Honors Program.

Astronomy courses do satisfy the University’s science requirement.

MATH 1910 Calculus I, Alternate (4) (Formerly MATH 1910). Part of the sequence MATH 1910, 1920 recommended for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology majors. Topics include functions, graphs, limits, derivatives with applications, and the definite integral with applications. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MATH 1720 or 1730 or permission of the Department Head. Offered in fall.

MATH 1915 Calculus and Analytical Geometry (4). Part of the sequence MATH 1915, 1925, 2115, 2125, which emphasizes application to the physical sciences. Topics include functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, the definite integral, and rational functions including applications. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MATH 1720 or 1730 or permission of the Department Head. Offered in fall, spring, and summer.

MATH 1920 Calculus II, Alternate (4). Study of derivatives and integrals of the trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions, techniques of integration, sequences, and series. Course is part of the series MATH 1910, 1920, 2110, recommended for all Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology majors. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MATH 1910 or permission of the Department Head. Offered in spring.

MATH 1925 Calculus II (4). Further applications of definite integral, derivatives and integrals of transcendental functions, techniques of integration, and polar coordinates. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MATH 1910 or 1915 or permission of the Department Head. Offered in fall, spring, and summer.

MATH 2110 Calculus III, Alternate (3). Vector functions, three- dimensional space, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line integrals, and applications. Part of the sequence MATH 1910, 1920, and 2110 recommended for all Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry majors. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MATH 1920 or permission of the Department Head. Offered in fall.

MATH 2115 Calculus III (3). Infinite sequences and series, vectors in two- and three-dimensional space, the calculus of a vector function, and applications. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MATH 1925 or permission of the Department Head. Offered in fall, spring, summer.

MATH 2125 Calculus IV (3). The calculus of vector variables, including partial, differentiation and multiple integration, line integrals, Stokes’ theorem, and applications. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MATH 2115 or permission of the Department Head. Offered in fall, spring, summer.

MATH 3120 Applied Mathematics (3). Ordinary differential equations, Fourier series, and Laplace transforms, with emphasis on the application to mechanical and electrical systems. Prerequisites: grades of C or better in MATH 2125 or 2110 and in PHYS 2120, 2121. MATH 3120 is required of all Physics majors. Offered on demand.






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