Bridge

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WHAT IS BRIDGE?
  • Bridge is designed to assist students in reaching 60 college credit hours needed to enter a degree completion program (Organizational Leadership,
  • Business Administration, Family Studies & Gerontology, and Network Management)
  • Courses help meet general education requirements and prepare you for a transition into the degree completion program of your choice
  • Accelerated and Flexible Format
  • Attend class one night a week
  • Adult students select schedules and classes tailored to individual needs
  • Students must have 12 transferable credit hours to enter the Bridge program and a minimum of 23 years of age
  • Available in Oklahoma City and Tulsa
OVERVIEW

Bridge serves as an academic bridge to get you from a limited number of college credits to a place where completing your degree is a realistic goal. It is a means to an end…fast, flexible and doable.

The Bridge program allows students to obtain general education credit in an accelerated manner. Using an open enrollment format, adult students select schedules and classes tailored to individual needs. Bridge is designed to assist students in reaching 60 college credit hours needed to enter a degree completion program (Organizational Leadership, Business Administration, and Family Studies & Gerontology). Students must have 6 transferable credit hours to enter the Bridge program. Classes meet one night a week. 

EXAMPLES OF BRIDGE COURSES:

Abnormal Psychology
This module is designed to introduce students to the study of abnormal psychology. In addition to becoming familiar with the definitions and the common classification system of abnormal behavior, students will have the opportunity to explore many complex issues associated with human behavior. Such issues include the contemporary theories of causes of behavior disorders and the benefits and dangers of defining abnormal behavior and applying diagnostic “labels”.

Accounting (Prerequisite for BSBA Program Only)
This course covers the fundamentals of financial accounting as well as the identification, measurement, and reporting of economic events on enterprises. Accounting information is examined from the perspective of effective management decision making with special emphasis on the planning and control responsibilities of practicing managers. In addition, there is an overview of financial statement analysis.

American Cinema and Culture
Throughout this module, we will apply the tools of formal narrative analysis and of historical and cultural analysis to the American film industry. We will explore how Hollywood films work technically, aesthetically and culturally to reinforce and challenge America’s cultural history and national self-image. We will analyze the relationship between American film and American social and historical reality.

America in Vietnam
In this course, learners will trace the evolution of America’s Cold War foreign policy as it developed in response to events in French Indochina (what is today Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam). The course will examine how the United States became involved, especially in Vietnam, and the importance of America’s containment policy. Learners will assess the ramifications of this policy on the people of Southeast Asia, the American presidency, and American soldiers and civilians.

Earth’s Natural Disasters
Natural disasters occur worldwide causing tens, even hundreds, of thousands of deaths and tens of billions of dollars of damage per year. Such events include earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami, floods, landslides, hurricanes, and tornadoes. While fatalities tend to be greatest in densely populated areas, financial and insurance losses from natural disasters are greatest in wealthy countries with more infrastructure to be damaged and where insurance coverage is greater. Knowledge of the size and frequency (or the inverse, return period) of past events helps in assessing the likelihood of future disasters and is essential in the development of mitigation strategies to minimize death and damage. Another part of the puzzle is accurate analysis of both benefits and costs of possible mitigation strategies.

 

Intercultural Communication
This module provides an introduction to the communication which takes place when people of different cultures interact. This course surveys differences in cultures that can create obstacles to understanding and communication and offers suggestions for dealing with these obstacles and thus achieving intercultural communication competence.

 

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
This module is an upper-division survey of the cultures of our world with a special look at non-western societies. The course will provide tools for more effective intercultural communication as well as giving us a mirror in which to see our own cultural groups more clearly.

 

Math Concepts: Discrete Math
A general education course designed to enhance the learner’s abilities to analyze and solve problems mathematically and to communicate results in writing.

Oklahoma History
This course examines the social, economic, political, and philosophical/theological history of Oklahoma from the time of its earliest known pre-historica human inhabitants to the present.

Sociology of the Family
A study of the origin, development, functions, and problems of a basic social institution of our culture, the family. The effects of modern social and economic conditions on contemporary family life are reviewed.