2020-2021 Catalog Vol. 81 
    Aug 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog Vol. 81 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

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Prerequisite: a course you must successfully complete prior to enrolling in the course for which it is listed as a prerequisite. You must receive a grade of C (2.0) or better in order for the course to satisfy a prerequisite requirement, unless otherwise specified in the course description.

Corequisite: a course you may enroll in simultaneously as the course for which it is listed as a corequisite.

Co-enrolled: a course you must enroll in while simultaneously enrolled in another designated course.

Contact hour disclaimer: Weekly lecture/lab/external contact hours denoted in all course descriptions reference a standard sixteen (16) week fall or spring semester. For non-standard semesters/sessions (e.g. summer semesters, winter/spring mini-mesters, 12-week sessions, etc.), the lecture/lab/external material will be covered over a shorter period of time, resulting in more hours each week. Total contact hours will remain the same for each course regardless of the semester/session type or the teaching modality (e.g. internet, blended, face-to-face, etc.). Detailed weekly hour combinations are available in the specific course syllabus.

Types of Course Fees:

Online Course Fees: A $25 per course fee covering the cost of software and equipment will be charged for online and blended course sections.

Course/Lab/SIM Lab/Testing Fees: These fees are additional charges, approved by the Blinn College Board of Trustees, for specific courses that have demonstrably higher costs of delivering instruction because of the need for special equipment, supplies, use of facilities, technology, software, field trips, testing costs, or lessons required by the course.

Book Fee (First Day™/Inclusive Access):
First Day is a B&N Bookstore’s Inclusive Access program. With this program, the cost of course materials is added, by Blinn College, as a charge for the course. Students receive benefits including:

  • Deeply discounted textbook
  • The guaranteed right textbook
  • Single Sign-On (no access codes)
  • Access on or before the first day of class 


Courses included in the Core Curriculum are noted as a Core Curriculum Course after the course title.

Note: The second digit of a course rubric identifies the number of credit hours a student will earn upon completing the course. For example: ENGL 1301 is a 3 credit hour course, as denoted by the 2nd digit.