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School of Nursing & Allied Health   The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers degrees in nursing and radiologic technology. Programs offered include: baccalaureate and associate degrees in nursing, baccalaureate in radiologic sciences, and the associate degree in radiologic technology.

The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business The School of Business at Bluefield State College offers a variety of programs. Students in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration program must complete the requirements of two specializations chosen from: accounting, management, marketing, or computer science.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science The engineering technology programs offer associate and baccalaureate degrees in a variety of technological fields. Associate degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology.

School of Education The School of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) or Early/Middle Education. The program prepares graduates to teach at the Elementary (K-6) grade level and/or the Middle School (5-9) grade level in one of four required areas of specialization: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science Students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as systems analysts, software designers, network professionals, and webmasters depending on the education path taken.

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The School of Arts and Sciences offers courses in art, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, English, French, geography, geology, history, humanities, journalism, mathematics, music, natural science, physical science, physics, political science, psychology, social science, sociology, Spanish, and speech.

Bluefield State College Bluefield State College was established as a black teachers college by an act of the West Virginia Legislature in 1895 and was integrated after 1954. By the 1960's the College had a comprehensive four-year program of teacher education, arts and sciences, and engineering technology. Gradually a variety of two-year technical programs evolved in response to local needs.

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December 18 2014

President Marsha V Krotseng issued the following statement on the passing of Marshall University President Stephen Kopp: "The entire Bluefield State College community is deeply saddened this morning to learn of the passing of Marshall University President Dr. Stephen J. Kopp. Dr. Kopp provided ...
December 17 2014

Bluefield, W.Va. – Bluefield State College is proud to announce its 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration schedule. On Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1 PM, the Mercer County branch of the NAACP will host its annual NAACP Luncheon at the Harris-Jefferson Student Center on the campus of Bluef...
Christmas Angel Drive, Bringing Gifts to the Bookstore for 2...
December 17 2014

Christmas Angel Drive, bringing gifts to the Bookstore for 25 area children. Bluefield Salvation Army Lieutenant Howard Hoffman and Campus Corner Bookstore Manager Jane Richardson are pictured as the gifts were picked up shortly before Christmas.. Each holiday season, the Salvation Arm...
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097  Basic Grammar (3-0-3).  Credit not applicable toward degrees. A basic study of English mechanics and grammar, including basic sentence structure, sentence variety, recognition and avoidance of common grammatical errors, designed to prepare students to express themselves effectively in writing.  This course is required of students who score less than 9 on the ACT English mechanics/usage subtest or less that 76% on the COMPASS writing diagnostics test.  The course may be taken concurrently with ENGL 098 or ENGL 099.

098  Developmental Reading (3-0-3). Credit not applicable toward degrees. Required of students scoring below 17 on ACT Reading Main or COMPASS score of 74 or below. Stresses improvement in reading comprehension and vocabulary. CO/PR: BSCS 100.

099  Developmental English (3-0-3). Credit not applicable toward degrees. Required of students scoring below 18 on ACT English Main or COMPASS score of 70 or below. CO/PR: BSCS 100.

101  Composition I (3-0-3). Practice in the techniques of effective writing and reading with an emphasis on the writing process, including rhetorical methods and patterns of organization and an introduction to APA format. Students must earn a grade of a C or above or repeat this course to fulfill the general education requirement.  PR:ACT Reading Main score of 17 or “S” in ENGL 098 or COMPASS Reading score of 75 or above AND ACT English Main score of 18 or “S” in ENGL 099 or COMPASS Writing score of 71 or above

102  Composition II (3-0-3). Continued practice in reading and composition with an emphasis on the research process, including an introduction to literary analysis and MLA format. Students must earn a grade of a C or above or repeat this course to fulfill the general education requirement.  PR:— “C” or higher in ENGL 101 or CLEP score of 50 or higher or advanced placement waiving ENGL 101 AND — “S” or higher in ENGL 097 or ACT English mechanics/usage subtest score of 9 or higher or COMPASS Writing Diagnostics test score of 76 or higher.

201  The Humanistic Tradition (3-0-3). An introduction to the cultural heritage of the western world as reflected in Western literature from the Homeric period to the nineteenth century. PR: A grade of “C” or higher in ENGL 102. (HIST 101 provides excellent background for this course) 

205  The Modern Tradition (3-0-3). A study of modern western literature beginning with realism through mid-twentieth century, emphasizing major forms and themes. PR: a grade of “C” or higher in ENGL 102.

208 Technical Communication (3-0-3).  Applied study in technical communications- written, oral, and visual media.  Includes writing abstracts, proposals, research design and methodology, editing, proofing, and discipline-specific projects.  PR:  English 102.

235  Applied Studies in Language Arts (1-3 semester hours). Directed extracurricular activities in the language arts such as school newspaper, yearbook, dramatics, and literary magazines. May be repeated to 6 hours. PR: ENGL 101.

290  Topics in English (3-0-3). Formal course in diverse areas of English composition or literature. Course may be repeated for different topics. PR:  ENGL 102.

291  Topics in Writing (3-0-3). A creative writing course with variable topics as announced such as poetry, fiction, drama, children’s literature, science fiction. PR: A grade of “C” or better in English 102.

300  Major American Authors (3-0-3). American writers representative of significant currents in our culture from the Puritan and Colonial period to the present, emphasizing nineteenth and twentieth century figures. PR: ENGL 201 or 205

301  English Grammar (3-0-3). A study of the major rules of English sentence structure, the punctuation practices that mark those structures, and pedagogical approaches to teaching grammar. PR: ENGL 101, ENGL 102.

302  Major British Authors (3-0-3). A survey of representative works of the principal figures in British literature from Beowulf to the present with special attention to stylistic, religious, philosophical, and social trends. PR: ENGL 201 or 205.

304  Approaches to Literature (3-0-3). An analytical study of literature, stressing various methods of practical criticism. PR: ENGL 201 or 205.

305  Prose Fiction (3-0-3). The background and forms of modern world prose fiction, with emphasis on critical analysis and interpretation of the significance, range, devices, and effects of the short story, the novella, and the novel as literary genres. PR: ENGL 201 or 205.

307  Regional and Ethnic Literature (3-0-3). A general survey of folkloric backgrounds of Appalachian and Afro-American literatures, tracing their respective developments from primitive to sophisticated forms. PR: ENGL 201 or 205.

308  Linguistics (3-0-3). A study of the terminology, phonology, morphology, and syntax of the English language, with an introduction to the concepts of transformational grammar. PR: ENGL 201 or 205.

309 Advanced Research (3-0-3).  Teaches strategies for writing academic papers, conducting and writing research, and improving overall writing skills.  Focus is academic writing including researching, writing proposals, orally presenting research, and a thesis-driven research paper. PR:  ENGL 201 or 205.

310  Children’s Literature (3-0-3). The selection, analysis, evaluation, and presentation of world literatures for children and adolescents, methods for using these materials in the classroom, appreciation for the depth and variety of such literatures, and exploration of the issues related to these texts. PR: ENGL 201 or 205.

320  Adolescent Literature (3-0-3). Examination of the types of world literatures suitable for adolescents, methods for using these materials in the classroom, appreciation for the depth and variety of such literatures, and exploration of issues related to these texts. PR: ENGL 201 or 205.

322  The Teaching of Composition (3-0-3). A survey of methods of teaching composition in secondary schools, with emphasis on recent developments in the teaching of high school composition. PR: Grade of “C” or better in ENGL 308. 

390  Topics in Literature (3-0-3). Selected topics of worldwide literary importance or of popular interest and contemporary relevance. May be repeated for different topics, offered as announced. PR: ENGL 201 or 205, or consent of instructor.

490  Advanced Topics in Literature (3-0-3). An in-depth study of a major, world-renowned writer or period in world literatures. May be repeated for different topics; offered as announced. PR: 6 hours from 300 level courses.

495 Special Topics in English (1-3 semester hours). Studies in major field for students who have demonstrated a capacity for responsible work.  ENGL 102

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