Ok Cha Soh

Okcha Soh

Professor, General Education and Psychology

Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio

M.A., Theology of Missions, Capital Bible Seminary, Lanham, Maryland

M.A, Counseling Psychology, Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland.

Psychology, counseling and general education professor with 24 years’ professional experience in higher education. Heavily engaged in minority human rights’ protection and advance activities. Served as the president of Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues, Inc. Activities include organizing seminars and conferences and presenting lectures to more than 45 universities and organizations internationally. Spearheaded the nationwide campaign to pass House Resolution #121 at the U.S. Congress (2007). As a part of those efforts, testified at the U.S. Congressional Hearing on behalf of Comfort Women (February 2007). Currently serve as the president, Korea-U.S. National Prayer Breakfast-Washington, D.C.

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Nasreen Shamima

Instructor, Early Childhood Education

Instructor, General Education

M.A. in Secondary Education, Marymount University, Arlington VA

B.S. in Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

Ms. Nasreen is a passionate instructor who loves and enjoys teaching. She genuinely cares about each and every student and puts a lot of effort into tutoring them one on one in her classroom. She believes in every student’s strengths, and she guides and motivates them to reach their full potential. She has been teaching for the past three years at Columbia College, and she finds her experience to be very rewarding.


BIO102 Introduction to Biology (4 credits)

This course introduces major concepts of cell biology, including cell physiology and structure, molecular biology, genetics, and evolution. Course is a prerequisite for professional health-science programs. Prerequisite: None.

CPS101 Introduction to Computer Science I (4 credits)

It studies fundamental computer concepts and methods of object-oriented program development and design. The course also covers language systems and semantics, structured program verification, different language paradigms, and documentation techniques. Students use a structured, high-level object-oriented programming language and learn to use both text-oriented and windows-based user interfaces. Prerequisite: None.

CRT101 Critical Thinking (4 credits)

Students are taught how to summarize an argument and locate the thesis of an argument, as well as to analyze and to evaluate with reasoning to account for discrepancies among various readings on a topic. They will also have a chance to develop their own arguments in response to readings. Prerequisite: None.

ENG101 English Composition (4 credits)

Through the course, students will learn how to write a professional-quality resume, memo, and letter, and to identify, analyze, and emulate basic features of professional writing. This course also teaches students to follow the guidelines and to conduct relevant research in order to successfully develop a basic grant proposal.  Overall, students will use writing to reflect on the significance of topics in business, technology, economy, culture, health, environment and professional ethics. Prerequisite: None.

MAT101 Algebra  (4 credits)

This is a survey college-level algebra course. Course topics include linear and quadratic functions, high-degree functions, exponents, and trigonometric functions. Prerequisite: None.

MAT201 Pre-Calculus  (4 credits)

This course introduces students to graphing and analyzing the multi-degree functions, exponents, and logarithms, and practical applications of 6 basic trigonometric functions. Prerequisite: MAT101.

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (4 credits)

This course introduces students to the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes, emphasizing on each of the major fields of psychology (clinical, developmental, educational, biological, cognitive, and social). Prerequisite: None.

SOC101 Introcution to Sociology (4 credits)

This course introduces you to concepts in the discipline of sociology.  You will primarily learn how to analyze human interaction and studies the application of scientific methods in the observation and analysis. The course covers the general rubrics of social structure, social action, and social change, presenting theories that sociologists use to understand these dimensions of social life, and empirical research upon which these understandings are based. Prerequisite: None.

SPN101 Introduction to Spanish I (4 credits)

This is an introductory course to achieve basic proficiency in Spanish language in areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. The focus is placed on developing basic functional and communicative proficiency. Course topics include alphabet, personal pronouns, definite and indefinite articles, nouns, adjective agreement, and other grammatical concepts such as present and simple past of regular and irregular verbs and an introduction to commands. Prerequisite: None.

SPN102 Introduction to Spanish II (4 credits)

This course is the second semester of an introductory course to the Spanish language. Students continue to learn the basics of Spanish with a goal of comfortably forming simple and basic phrases and sentences with verbs in simple tense and expanding lexicon of vocabulary. Prerequisite: SPN101.

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