ACADEMIC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
ASL 101 – American Sign Language I
This course introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language and is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of American Sign Language. Students will learn the basics of American Sign Language, including finger spelling, signs, grammar, syntax, sentence structure, and basic communication skills. In addition, students will explore various facets of deaf culture.
ASL 102 – American Sign Language II
Prerequisite: ASL 101. This course is a continuation of American Sign Language I and is designed for students who want to further develop their receptive and expressive finger spelling and signing skills. The course builds on the basics of American Sign Language I, including finger spelling, signs, grammar, syntax, sentence structure, and basic communication skills. In addition, students will continue to explore various facets of deaf culture.
ANTH 101 – Introductory Anthropology
Provides the student with a broad overview of the discipline of Anthropology. The introduction presents the student with a history of the discipline. The course focuses on the basic subfields of Anthropology: Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics, and Ethnology, the goal of which is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of humanity. Primatology creates an understanding of the physical and social similarities shared by man and his closely-related kin in the animal kingdom. Human evolution is studied with the goal of understanding the processes of both physical evolution and paleoanthropological research. The course then focuses on the development of culture, from simple hunters to advanced civilizations. Case studies are drawn from different regions to emphasize multicultural approached to resolving common human problems.
ART 101 – Art History: Ancient to 1300
Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: ENGL 101. Provides a background in visual arts from the prehistoric period to the fourteenth century. Studies the artistic achievements of each era within the context of important historical and philosophical developments. Emphasis on Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Pre-Renaissance, and world cultures. Explores cross-cultural comparisons, positioning the west in the world and examining the influence of trade, exploration, and cultural contact. Explores subjects using images, lectures, internet resources, and films.
ART 102 – Art History: 14th Century to the Present
Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: ENGL 101. Provides a chronological background in the visual arts from the fourteenth century to the present day. Studies artistic achievement in the context of culture, examining important historical and philosophical as well as aesthetic developments cross-culturally. Emphasis on Europe, England, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Explores the subjects using images, lectures, internet resources and films.
ART 103 – Essentials of Art
Introduces the use of foundational art techniques employed by artists, and preschool and elementary teachers. Focuses on the basic design, color theory and elements of composition as well as the application of various drawing and painting techniques. Directs students’ interests and talents toward an individual form of self-expression. Two lecture-demonstration hours and two studio hours weekly. This course is not intended for Studio Art and Design majors. Studio Art and Design majors may not enroll in Art 103 if they have already completed a higher-level course.
ART 104 – Painting Studio I
For students with basic media and composition background, covers the fundamentals of watercolor and acrylic painting, color theory and color mixing, working from models, landscape and personal experience. The art of the past is discussed, assessed, and often utilized while encouraging new approaches to expression. Two lecture-demonstration hours and two studio hours weekly.
ART 105 – Painting Studio II
An intermediate painting course in a studio setting in which each student explores one or more of the painting media (watercolor, acrylics, pastel). Stress is on individual expression/creativity through exploration. The basic concern of painting, composition, color theory and subject matter will be discussed, thus affording the student the opportunity to develop his/her own educational “style.” Two lecture-demonstration hours/two studio hours weekly. Recommended background: Art 104 or equivalent.
ART 106 – Expressive Drawing I
Presents a range of perceptual, conceptual, stylistic and technical skills. Students become familiar with many different methods of observation and presentation. Still, life, landscape, and conceptual methods are studied.
ART 107 – Expressive Drawing II
This course will be a study of techniques and media introduced in Art 106 (Expressive Drawing I). Traditional and nontraditional subject matter will be explored with emphasis on the development of the body of work and personal studio practice.
ART 112 – Two-Dimensional Design
Explores the fundamentals of pictorial organization through a series of visual problems. Students use the elements of art (line, shape, color, texture, value) within principles of design to communicate concepts visually.
ART 113 – Three-Dimensional Design
Fundamentals of organizing three-dimensional space. Students learn to design space using line, plane, and mass. Traditional approaches (additive and subtractive techniques) as well as contemporary modes of expression.
ART 131 – Introduction to Ceramics
Introduces basic ceramic concepts, hand and wheel techniques, surface decoration and glazes. Develops an appreciation for ceramics past and present, and awareness of three-dimensional design.
ART 139 – Art of Diverse Cultures
Focuses on contemporary art being created by the diverse population of American, as well as global artists. Emphasis will be placed on artists of African, Native American, Asian and Hispanic origin. Examines the ways that contemporary work situates itself in multiple global artistic traditions of aesthetics, politics, encounter, and transgression. Explores the subject using slides, lecture, discussion, films and visiting artists.
ART 140 – Issues in Art on Location in New York
An intensive on-site museum and gallery course in New York City. Students view old masterworks, contemporary art, and new genres. Lecture visits may include major museums and galleries, as well as neighborhood art scenes, studios and open-air settings.
ART 160– Life Drawing
Drawings concentrate on the human form. Students develop an awareness of anatomical correctness, and individual expression is encouraged. Utilizes a variety of drawing media.
ART 165 – Issues in Art on Location – Art and Design in London
Intensive on-site museum and gallery course. Students view old masterworks and contemporary art. This museum study course focuses on the artist as a member of society–the artist who creates art and designs for community or individual use.
ART 215 – Computer Graphics / Illustrator
Studio course introduces the basic techniques of digital painting and digital imaging. Students will create original imagery using Adobe Illustrator, input imagery created in another medium, and manipulate photographic imagery. Students will create and manipulate images based on formal design principles and conceptual frameworks. Two lecture-demonstration hours and two studio hours weekly.
ART 231 – Ceramic Sculpture
Introduces students to sculptural possibilities of clay. Students build large-scale pieced or modular works using hand and wheel techniques. Two lecture-demonstration hours and two studio hours weekly.
ART 250 – Introduction to Photography and Darkroom Techniques
Introduces the basics of still photography. Students complete a number of assignments on the use of the 35mm camera system using a technical and aesthetic approach and learn photographic darkroom techniques producing finished prints for critique.
ART 252 – Photoshop
Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities will enable students to discover the basic theory and application of Adobe Photoshop. Students will complete a series of aesthetically inspired assignments pertaining to captured images, processing and manipulating digital images. Images created will be displayed using a computer monitor or outputted to a printer for critique.
ART 253 – Digital Photography
Students will acquire skills needed to fully operate and control a digital single lens reflex camera, digital image editing software, and full-color photographic printers. As in other art courses, students will complete image assignments which will be critiqued in class.
ART 255 – Screen Printing
Recommended background: Art 103 or 112 or equivalent. Introduces basic techniques of water-based screen printing. Students learn to print multiples of their imagery using hand-drawn stencils, reduction prints, as well as with a photographic process. Students work on producing technically strong prints as well as content and concept.
ART 260 – Printmaking Workshop
Introduces the basic techniques of relief printing using linoleum, wood, and experimental media. Students also learn basic bookbinding structures and incorporate their printed imagery in a sequential format. Two lecture-demonstration hours and two studio hours weekly.
BEH 101 – Language and Literacy Development in Young Children
Recommended background: ECH 110. Surveys the development of language and literacy in young children from birth through eight years of age. Students will explore the foundations of learning theories and examine the research and philosophies that shape current practice as well as models that support emergent readers and writers. Additional emphasis will focus on the integration of literacy throughout the curriculum, assessment techniques, literacy and diversity, selecting children’s literature, and working with families.
BIOL 100 – Human Biology
Non-sequential course for non-science majors. A balanced introduction to human anatomy and physiology, cancer, genetics and inheritance, development and aging, evolution, ecosystems and populations, human impact on biodiversity and the environment. Three class hours and one two-hour lab weekly.
BIOL 101 – Essentials of Biology
Introduces selected topics which may include cell structure and division, tissues, nutrition, digestion, internal transport, respiration, neural control and locomotion, reproduction, genetics, microorganisms and disease, and selected topics in plant biology. Two class hours and one two-hour lab weekly.
BIOL 103 – Biological Principles I
Prerequisite: BIOL 101 or high school biology. Deals with the fundamental concepts and principles of biology. Topics include cell structure and function, basic biochemistry and molecular biology, and a survey of the three domains with emphasis on the eukaryotes: protista, fungi, plantae, and animalia. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly.
BIOL 104 – Biological Principles II
Prerequisite: BIOL 103 or 105 or equivalent. Survey of kingdom animalia; animal structure and function including organization and homeostasis; circulatory, lymphatic, immunity, digestive, respiratory, excretory, nervous, musculoskeletal and endocrine systems; reproduction, development; the genetic basis of life. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly.
BIOL 165 – Tropical Marine Biology I
Taught on Grand Cayman Island, West Indies. Includes study of coral reef zonation, marine currents, and ecology of the coral reef, rocky shore, mangrove swamp, coral reef fish, and plankton. Includes snorkeling so students can observe and collect organisms for study. Approximately 50% of course time is spent in the field and 50% in lectures and wet labs.
BIOL 180 – Introduction to Viticulture and Enology
The course covers the fundamentals of viticulture (growing grapes) and enology (making wine). The course is designed as an elective for students completing the AAS degree in Business Administration with Wine Studies Concentration. Students will learn basic grape physiology such as the major varieties, pruning and trellising, soils, climate conditions, and major grape diseases. Basic fermentation techniques such as primary alcohol fermentation involving yeast and secondary malolactic fermentation involving bacteria will also be covered. The simple chemical analysis will include sulfur dioxide, alcohol, acid, and sugar determination. Students will order grapes from a winery, ferment the grapes to wine, and analyze the wine using materials and instruments supplied in their wine kits. Cross-listed as WS 180.
BIOL 185 – Biology in England: The Double Helix Exposed
Prior to travel, students will study basic evolutionary concepts and DNA structure and function via online lectures. In England, students will learn about animal speciation at the Grant Museum of Zoology, evolution at Charles Darwin’s Downe House, anthropology at the Natural History Museum and observe a coastal ecosystem at the Jurassic Coast. Students will learn about the discovery of the DNA molecule at King’s College, appreciate the complexity of the human genome at the Welcome Collection and learn about the latest biochemical and molecular discoveries at the Francis Crick Institute. Students will also visit England’s historical and cultural sites including Stonehenge, Roman baths at Bath, Westminster Abby, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Parliament, the London Eye and many other sites of interest. Intersession only.
BIOL 203 – Anatomy and Physiology I
Prerequisite: BIOL 100, 101, 103 or equivalent. Human cell, tissues, skeleton system, muscle physiology, nervous system, special and somatic senses. Three class hours and one two-hour lab weekly.
BIOL 204 – Anatomy and Physiology II
Prerequisite: BIOL 203. Continuation of the study of human anatomy and physiology. Topics include circulatory, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, reproductive and digestive systems and water, electrolyte and pH balance. Three class hours and one two-hour lab weekly.
BIOL 206 – Microbiology
Prerequisite: BIOL 101 or 103 or equivalent. Surveys the principles of microbiology emphasizing the relationship of microorganisms to human disease. Two class hours and one two-hour lab weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
BIOL 207 – Human Genetics
Intended for non-science majors, this introductory course provides an introduction to the principles of human genetics. Topics covered include cells; the structure, function, and regulation of DNA; the biological basis of genetics and inheritance; mutations; expression of genetic information; population genetics; genetic and reproductive technologies; and the social, ethical, and legal impacts of genetic technologies. Prerequisites: high school biology or BIOL 100 or BIOL 101.
BIOL 208 – Introduction to Environmental Science
This course explores the human relationship with the natural environment by examining the critical issues that affect the viability and sustainability of natural resources of our planet. Natural resources, their importance, distribution, and impacts from human use and over-use are examined at local, state, national and global levels. The course uses case studies of current-day environmental issues and their relationship to concepts of ecological, air, soil, water, energy, biodiversity, and population dynamics. Issues are examined from viewpoints of scientific theories of environmental impacts as well as human interactions and constituent viewpoints. Two class hours and two lab hours weekly.
BIOL 209 – Basic Nutrition
Appropriate for science majors and non-majors, also students pursuing a career in healthcare professions. Examines the fundamentals of nutrition, including nutrient composition of foods; physiological factors influencing nutritional needs; behavioral considerations related to food intake; nutrient digestion, assimilation, and storage; energy requirements; life cycle requirements; weight management; diet therapy; fad diets; manufactured food; methods used in dietary assessment and nutrition research.
BIOL 211 – Genetics
Prerequisites: BIOL 103-104. Intended for science majors, this course emphasizes the genetic principles that underlie the molecular basis of heredity. Topics include the structure, function, and regulation of DNA, genes, and chromosomes; the biological and molecular basis of genetics and inheritance; mutations; gene expression and regulation; population genetics; genetic technologies. Three class hours weekly, three lab hours weekly.
BIOL 213 – Current Issues in Biology
Prerequisite: BIOL 101, 103, or equivalent. Explores contemporary biological issues that are of social and economic importance. Issues selected vary from one semester to another. Oral reports, written reports, and classroom discussions are a part of the teaching format. Appropriate for non-science majors as well as science majors.
BIOL 214 – Cell and Molecular Biology
Prerequisite: BIOL 103 or 105. Covers the anatomy and physiology of the plant and animal cell at a level of detail appropriate for the 200 level of instruction. Three class hours and three lab hours weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
BIOL 216 – General Microbiology
Prerequisite: BIOL 100, 101, 103 or equivalent. A balanced introduction to basic microbiology (biochemistry, taxonomy, genetics, and cell biology), clinical microbiology (pathogenic bacteriology); and applied microbiology (food and industrial microbiology and ecological microbiology). Three class hours and three lab hours weekly.
BIOL 218 – Emerging Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism
For science majors or non-majors, this course explores the role of biological, ecological, political, and socioeconomic factors in emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism. Topics explored include the biology of specific infectious diseases, the relationships between disease agents and vectors, issues related to vaccinations and other disease treatments, the impact of globalization on the spread of emerging infectious diseases, government agencies and disease prevention, food safety, the history and current status of bioterrorism, and societal impacts of emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism.
BIOL 221 – Grade A Potable Water
Studies potable waters, watershed protection and management, water storage, transmission, distribution, methods of treatment, disinfection, chemical and biological analysis of water. Two class hours and one two-hour lab weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
BIOL 222 – WasteWater Treatment
Covers the operation and maintenance of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants. Includes a discussion of primary, secondary and tertiary treatment; nutrient removal; biological-oxidation and activated sludge; microbiology of wastewater; techniques of handling, sampling and analyzing. Two class hours and one two-hour lab weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
BIOL 223 – General Ecology
Prerequisite: BIOL 101, 103 or equivalent. A study of the fundamental principles of the ecology of plants and animals. Topics will include components of the ecosystem; energy flow in ecosystems; ecology of populations; organization and dynamics of ecological communities with a focus on aquatic, wetland and terrestrial ecosystems. Prerequisite: biology course with laboratory. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly.
BIOL 225 – Botany
Prerequisite: BIOL 103. Introduces the study of plants; emphasis on physiology, structure, aspects of reproduction, ecology, taxonomy, and economic importance of plants. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly.
BIOL 226 – Zoology
Prerequisite: BIOL 103 or BIOL 203. Acquaintance and appreciation of animals and the nature of animal life; concerned with the animal morphology, physiology, behavior, evolutionary relationships, development and evolutionary history. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly.
Center for Academic Success
CAS 101 – Foundations of Tutoring: Principles and Practices
Introduction to principles and practices of peer tutoring, including theoretical background of learning theories and methodologies of one-on-one tutorials and small group cooperative learning. Philosophy, procedures and hands-on practice prepares students to be competent in the peer tutorial process.
CAS 102 – CRLA Tutor Internship
Prerequisite: CAS 101. Permission required. This course is designed to provide an internship opportunity to an experienced CAS/CRLA Certified tutor within a discipline-related work experience (classroom/lab/office) working at the discretion of the faculty sponsor. The four core elements include experiential learning, professional development, performance assessment, and reflection. The student must be on-site for a minimum of 3 hours per week in addition to a 1-hour weekly meeting with the Internship Advisor.
CAS 103 – CRLA Tutor Internship II
Prerequisite: CAS 102. Permission required. Based upon the recommendation of the faculty sponsor and internship advisor, a student would have the opportunity to repeat the CAS 102 internship. These students would also serve as mentors to the students taking CAS 102.
BUS 080 – Fundamentals of Bookkeeping
Presents the accounting equation, emphasizing the process of analyzing and recording financial information using the double-entry bookkeeping system. Recording of basic transactions and adjustments for service and merchandising enterprises, and maintenance of accounts receivable and accounts payable records. Students currently enrolled in BUS 101 or who have received a grade in BUS 101 of C or higher may not earn credit for this course. Thirty lab hours per semester.
BUS 090 – Small Business Accounting
Prerequisite: BUS 101. For accounting majors, instruction in small business accounting procedures in conjunction with current accounting principles and tax requirements. Presents variation of the basic system in BUS 101 applicable to a small retail and service business. Topics include cash journals, subsidiary records, year-end cash to accrual conversion, payroll reports, sales tax reports, W-2s, 1099s, and estimated tax payments, as required of businesses operating New York State. Thirty class hours per semester.
BUS 101 – Principles of Accounting I
The first of a two-course introduction to accounting. Introduces financial accounting. Covers the accounting cycle, including worksheet and financial statement preparation; receivables and payables; merchandise inventory; fixed and intangible assets; accounting for cash and payroll; and system and control procedures, including bank reconciliations. Study is applied by means of an assigned accounting practice project. Three lecture hours and two lab hours weekly.
BUS 102 – Principles of Accounting II
Prerequisite: BUS 101. Second of a two-course introduction to accounting concluding basic elements of financial accounting and introducing managerial accounting. Includes partnership and corporate accounting, emphasizing corporate earnings, equity and investments; manufacturing inventories, job order costing; product costing and budgeting; standard costing and variances; preparation of statement of cash flows. Course study is applied by means of an assigned accounting practice project. Three lecture hours and two lab hours weekly.
BUS 103 – Principles of Business
Overview includes foundations of American business, forms of enterprise, organizing for business, fundamentals of management, the production of goods and services, human relations, union-management relations, marketing, accounting, finance, money and banking, securities and investments, government relations and business law.
BUS 105 – Business Mathematics
Focuses on basic math combinations and shortcuts; problems in buying and selling items, including markups, markdowns, percents and discounts; preparation of banking and payroll records; and computation of simple interest and note discounts.
BUS 106 – Consumer Mathematics
Prerequisite: BUS 101 or 105. Reviews basic operations, installment buying, real estate, taxes and insurance, investments, financial statements, basic statistics, present value, annuities and sinking funds.
BUS 150 – Business Communications
Foundation for developing communication skills. Students apply principles of effective business and personal business correspondence. Job application and oral presentation are highlighted; also covers essentials of grammar, punctuation, spelling, use of reference materials, vocabulary enrichment.
BUS 160 – Small Business Management
For students planning to own or manage a small business. Topics include the challenge of ownership and management, planning and organizing a new business, preparing a business plan, location, and layout decisions, controlling the business, selecting and managing staff, marketing, accounting, financial and legal considerations. Preparing a comprehensive business plan is a course requirement.
BUS 165 – International Business: The British Experience
Study/travel course acquaints students with the scope and nature of international business. Walking tours, lectures, and discussions complement visits to prominent institutions such as the Port of London Authority, Lloyds of London, Bank of England, London Transport Museum, American Embassy, London Stock Exchange, Precious Metals Exchange, and Harrods. Contact with labor and trade (import/export) organizations as well as British and American government officials is also anticipated. Requirements include readings on relevant topics, tours, presentations by officials and a research paper. Intersession only.
BUS 170 – Sports Management
Examines the sports industry and introduces sports management careers. Management functions, unique characteristics of sports, the sports manager’s roles, skills, attributes, issues, social and ethical responsibilities.
BUS 200 – Principles of Management
Recommended background: BUS 103. Provides a firm foundation in the primary principles of management. Explores management theory as well as management functions and targets discussion of top and middle managers. Recognizing that the future manager must remain abreast of business trends, current issues are addressed.
BUS 201 – Intermediate Accounting I
Prerequisite: BUS 102. First segment of a two-course comprehensive study covers current financial accounting theories and practices promoted by the profession. Includes various financial statements, related schedules; current assets including cash, temporary investments, receivables; inventory valuation and cost procedures; plant and intangible assets; long-term investments, other assets. Students planning to transfer should contact their prospective institution regarding course transferability. BUS 201 accepted for CPA certification credit in New York State. Three lecture hours, two lab hours weekly.
BUS 202 – Intermediate Accounting II
Prerequisite: BUS 201. Second of a two-course comprehensive study of financial accounting covers current and contingent liabilities; non-current liabilities; stockholders’ equity; accounting for leases, pension costs, income taxes; earnings per share and adequate footnote disclosure; statement of cash flows. Students planning to transfer should contact their intended transfer institution regarding course transferability. BUS 202 is acceptable for CPA certification credit in New York State. Three lecture hours and two lab hours weekly.
BUS 204 – Marketing
Recommended background: BUS 103. Concept of market strategy planning includes segmentation and forecasting of consumer and organizational markets. Marketing mix variables include product life cycles, packaging, branding, pricing objectives and strategies, physical distribution, retailing, wholesaling, advertising, public relations, sales promotion, personal selling; marketing environment, marketing research, management processes.
BUS 205 – Business Law I
Emphasis is on the nature and function of law: civil and common law, contracts, agency and employment, bailments and personal property.
BUS 206 – Human Resource Management
Recommended background: BUS 103. Personnel management in business; recruitment, selection, testing, employee development; psychological impact of individual and group behavior, motivation, morale, communication; management and labor relations; remuneration and security.
BUS 207 – Business Law II
Prerequisite: BUS 205 or permission of instructor. Continuation of Business Law I. Topics include negotiable instruments, sales, real property, estates, bankruptcy and business organizations.
BUS 209 – Cost Accounting
Prerequisite: BUS 102. Focused on the managerial aspects of cost accounting with emphasis on planning and control. Includes contemporary cost terminology, cost-volume-profit analysis, cost behavior patterns, responsibility accounting, absorption and variable costing, activity-based costing, job and process costing, budgeting, standard costing, variance analyses, accounting for joint products, by-products, spoilage, waste, defective units, and scrap. Students planning to transfer should contact their intended transfer institution regarding course credit transferability. Course is accepted for CPA certification credit in New York State. Three lecture hours weekly.
BUS 216 – Personal Selling
Recommended background: BUS 103. Covers the fundamentals of selling with emphasis on meeting the customer’s need. Focuses on the selling process: company history and policies, product knowledge, prospecting, the preapproach, the approach, the sales presentation, the demonstration, handling objections and the close.
BUS 217 – Fraud Examination
Fraud examination studies the principles and methodology of fraud detection and deterrence; how and why occupational fraud is committed, how fraudulent conduct can be deterred, and how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved. The course includes such topics as skimming, cash larceny, check tampering, register disbursement schemes, billing schemes, payroll and expense reimbursement schemes, non-cash misappropriations, corruption, accounting principles and fraud, fraudulent financial statements, and interviewing witnesses. Three lecture hours weekly.
BUS 220 – Business Statistics
Covers the application of statistical procedure to business decision making. Considers the nature and assembling of statistical data, methods of presentation, frequency distribution, measures of central tendency, dispersion, time series, sampling techniques, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, index numbers, probability, and forecasting. Recommended for business and computer information systems/data processing students only.
BUS 221 – Accounting Systems with Microcomputer Applications
Prerequisite: BUS 102, 225. Comprehensive course in accounting systems with practical Windows applications. Includes creating spreadsheet applications for financial and managerial purposes, use of computerized general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, depreciation accounting systems. Two hours lecture, two lab hours weekly.
BUS 222 – Federal Income Tax
Prerequisite: BUS 101. An introductory course in federal taxation, presenting the basic tenets of the federal income tax system with an emphasis on the preparation of returns in accordance with current tax statutes. Course content includes coverage of such topics as determining gross income, itemized and business deductions, capital gains and losses, tax credits, tax administration and payroll taxes. Coverage of partnership and corporate returns are at the professor’s discretion. Course study is applied by means of an assigned practice project. Three class hours weekly
BUS 225 – Microcomputer Application Software
Recommended background: basic microcomputer skills such as using Windows menus and mouse, creating, saving, and printing files. Briefly covers microcomputer hardware, the Windows operating system and its file management capabilities. Provides coverage of the features and functions of application programs for word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, and presentation graphics. Lecture and hands-on assignments emphasize application to typical business problems. Curriculum is based on the core competencies required for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. Two hours lecture, two hours lab weekly.
BUS 226 – Advanced Microcomputer Applications Software
Prerequisite: BUS 225. Includes the advanced features of word processing, spreadsheets, database management software, presentation graphics. Topics include workgroups, forms, master documents, list and data management, macros, one-to-many and many-to-many relationships, and applications with multilevel switchboards. Students complete hands-on projects using microcomputer lab equipment and software. Curriculum is based on the intermediate-to-advanced competencies for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. Two hours lecture, two hours lab weekly.
BUS 227 – Corporate Finance
Prerequisite: BUS 102. Focuses on the managerial theories and practices of corporate finance, emphasizing the making of financial decisions. Topics include the environment of finance, financial analysis and planning techniques, time value of money, capital budgeting, cost of capital, working capital management, and sources of short‑term and long‑term financing.
BUS 232 – Introduction to Social Media Marketing
This course provides an overview of how social media has drastically changed overall marketing strategies, and how companies are embracing social media to enhance customer relationships, brand awareness, and market share. Students will explore the types of social media tools such as (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Google, etc.), and learn strategies to implement these tools in an overall marketing plan. Students will use case studies and real-world examples to explore current examples and future opportunities of how marketing professionals have capitalized on these social media strategies.
BUS 234 – Social Media Analytics
Prerequisite: BUS 232. This course follows an introduction to social media marketing strategy and presents strategies for setting goals and benchmarks, establishing metrics or KPIs, tracking performance, and reporting ROIs as part of a strategic marketing plan to derive business value from social media. Case studies, analytical web tools, and team projects will be used to apply these concepts to real examples.
BUS 236 – Social Media Marketing Strategy Capstone
Prerequisites: BUS 232 and BUS 234. This course studies the components of a successful social media strategy for an organization. Students will build a profile for an organization and include an analysis of its target audiences, establish measurable goals, identify challenges, plan policies, assign roles, set a budget, coordinate communication, apply metrics, and establish a change management plan.
BUS 239 – Selected Topics in Business
Required background: BUS 103. Devoted to selected topics in the area of business which may include but not be limited to the following; current trends, concepts, and evolving issues in the business environment.
BUS 245 – Supervisory Management
Recommended background: BUS 103. Focuses on issues commonly confronting first-line managers. Topics studied include the role of supervisory management, problem-solving and decision making, communication, group dynamics, motivational leadership, team building and total quality management, managing human relations and building relationships with superiors and peers.
BUS 246 – Non-Profit Accounting
Prerequisite: BUS 101 & 102. Recommended: BUS 227. Designed to introduce students to the core concepts, principles and practices of Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting and financial reporting under the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Emphasis will be focused on scope of the reporting entity, revenue/expense recognition, asset/liability valuation, budgeting, capital projects and reporting requirements. Study is applied by means of an assigned practice set.
BUS 248 – Event Planning
Recommended background: BUS 103. Designed to introduce students to event planning. The course will focus on the planning and management of corporate events, conferences, workshops, meetings, and conventions. Specific topics will include location planning, budgeting, venue requirements/contracts, menu planning, event marketing, guest registration, and risk/issue management. Projects will involve the student volunteering in an authentic event planning experience.
BUS 249 – Introduction to Tourism
Recommended background: BUS 103. Designed to introduce students to the tourism industry, the course will focus on the marketing, management and economic impact of tourism. Specific topics will include an exploration of careers in tourism, tourism promotion, tourism service suppliers, destinations, economic, political, environmental and socio-cultural impacts of tourism. Projects will involve student involvement in the tourism industry.
BUS 250 – Wine Business Management, Marketing, and Sales
This course is a comprehensive class covering essential elements needed to succeed in the wine business. Research and demographics of wine consumers will be studied, with an emphasis on looking toward the future. Topics of study include business strategy for the wine industry, the business of enology and viticulture, supply chain management and quality control, marketing and branding, distribution, sales, tourism, media and public relations, global marketing, exporting and importing, financial aspects, accounting and tax, human resources management, legalities, establishment of a tasting room, and environmental and social responsibility. The class is limited to students 21 years of age and older.
BUS 251 – Income Tax Internship
This course provides students an opportunity to take what they have learned in Federal Income Tax (BUS 222) and apply that in a real-world setting. Students gain knowledge and experience through preparation of individual income tax returns. Students are required to complete eight (8) hours of training resulting in certification from the Internal Revenue Service. Students will complete 40 hours of field experience during the semester. This Income Tax Field Experience will be offered through the VITA/CA$H Program held on the Auburn Campus. Offered Spring semester only.
BUS 252 – Convention and Meeting Management
This course introduces students to event management in the field of convention and meetings from pre-planning through post-event evaluation. Areas of study will include site selection and negotiations, program development, banquet food service, function room set-up, support services, impact of IT, international considerations and current trends. This course will serve as an elective for any business student and is a required course for the Event Management Certificate program. The class will target students interested in obtaining skills in convention and meeting management area.
BUS 253 – Non-Profit Event Management
For nonprofit organizations, special events have become vital tools for their fundraising efforts. This course introduces students to non-profit event management from pre-planning through post-event evaluation. Areas of study will include non-profit event fundraising strategy, goals, budgeting, planning, marketing, administration, sponsorship, logistics, online considerations, volunteers, public relations and networking in the community. This course will serve as an elective for any business student and is a required course for the Event Management Certificate program. The class will target students interested in obtaining skills in non-profit event management area.
BUS 254 – Marketing for Hospitality & Tourism
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the general principles of marketing and an in-depth study of marketing focused on the hospitality and tourism industry. The student will be exposed to the relationship between marketing and the consumer experience with opportunities for the student to apply marketing theory utilizing case studies and experiential activities related to the tourism and hospitality industries. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of research, social media, database marketing and public relations. This course will serve as an elective for any business student and is a required course for the Event Management Certificate program. The class will target students interested in obtaining skills in marketing for the hospitality and tourism area.
BUS 255 – Tourist Destinations
This course examines major tourist destinations throughout the world including the cultural, physical, economic and environmental characteristics of each destination. Tourism development and trends in tourism are explored. Recommended background: BUS 249 (Introduction to Tourism).
BUS 260 – Introduction to Project Management
Recommended background BUS 103. Course is designed to introduce students to project management and to the struggles and challenges associated with projects. The course will focus on the hands-on problems of managing a project. It will broadly cover the operational and conceptual issues faced by project managers. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to develop, execute, and control a basic project plan capable of supporting business objectives linked to measures of success for a single project.
BUS 271 – Sports Promotion
The purpose of the course is to provide the student with an overview of the sports marketing industry, as well as an overview of the issues encountered by promoters of sports organizations. Ethical and moral issues facing sports promoters will be addressed. The course will explore career opportunities in sport promotion with special emphasis being placed on helping the student understand the qualifications, skills, and career patterns of sport promotion.
BUS 275 – Business Internship
Prerequisites: Sophomore status with at least 30 credit hours (12 of those hours within the sponsoring academic department), a GPA of 2.5 or higher and recommendation from a business faculty member. Students enrolled in certificate programs are exempt from the 30 credit hour requirement. Course provides an opportunity for qualified students to connect classroom learning with practical work experience. Designed to help the student develop marketable skills and gain valuable contacts. Each student’s internship process and completion includes learning objectives, job preparation instruction, a faculty/internship sponsor, and a site supervisor. Students will complete at least 100 hours of work experience during the semester and 20 classroom hours. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus locations. This course is limited to students residing in New York State.
Courses are offered every academic year unless otherwise noted.
CJ 111 – Introduction to Justice Systems
Comprehensive survey of justice systems including historical, organizational, social, functional and administrative aspects. Provides the background and principles to introduce students to succeeding specialized courses.
CJ 112 – Organization and Administration of Justice Systems
Covers the techniques of organization and administration within public safety areas. Also covers organizational control, leadership motivation, and goals and the study of future trends.
CJ 115 – Criminal Law
Provides the student with a working knowledge of the NYS Penal Law, its application and enforcement, and its introduction into the court system. Also instructs the student on selected NYS Criminal Procedural Law sections that are applicable in the instruction of the Penal Law.
CJ 117 – Juvenile Delinquency
Considers factors related to delinquency and crime, problems of treatment within institutions, and the organization and administration of delinquency prevention programs at the state, county, and local level. Examines juvenile court procedures and control programs.
CJ 119 – Criminal Investigations
Includes the theory of an investigation, report preparation, conduct at scenes, the collection and preservation of physical evidence, proper investigation of most major crimes and related incidents. Also studies recent innovations in the investigation field.
CJ 121 – Institutional Corrections
Comprehensive study of the origin and development of the philosophy of treatment, administration, and structure of the correctional system; legal basis of treatment; institutional training and treatment programs, focusing on today’s correctional institutions. Three class hours weekly.
CJ 123 – Laws of Evidence
Focuses on the preparation of evidence for court procedures. Covers preparation of materials, responsibilities, and conduct of the officer in court with illustrative cases. Discussion of contemporary court issues with a possibility of actual participation in a courtroom.
CJ 165 – International Studies: Public Safety in Great Britain
International study course features intensive two-week series of tours, lectures, and discussions. Participants explore British public safety issues and their historical and cultural influences and compare trends in American and British systems of public safety and law. Visits include Inns of Court, Royal Courts of Justice, Parliament House, police and fire stations, and sites not open to the general public. For criminal justice majors and others in law, law enforcement, and public safety fields. Offered intersession only upon indication of need
CJ 211 – Case Studies in Criminal Behavior
Prerequisite: CJ 111. Covers material from the crime to the institutionalization of the criminal. Intensive case analysis shows various types of crime and the methods, treatment, and supervision of the individual.
CJ 213 – Community Corrections
Prerequisite: CJ 121. Comprehensive survey and examination of New York State correctional structure and its relationship to probation and parole. Examines community treatment in the correctional process, focusing on pre-sentence investigation and selection, supervision and release of probationers and parolees. Includes historical development of probation and parole, alternative treatment methods and analysis of current supervision philosophies.
CJ 220 – Criminology
Prerequisite: CJ 111. Studies the causes of crime and detection and treatment methods. Also covers the historical approach and modern methods.
CJ 222 – Constitutional Law
Prerequisite: CJ 111. Traces the history of common law and development of case law in the United States. Development of an individual’s constitutional rights is explored through Supreme Court cases. History of the Exclusionary Rule is followed through cases that changed its application. Controlling cases that apply the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments of the Constitution are studied.
CJ 239 – Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
Prerequisite: CJ 111. Course will be devoted to selected contemporary or critical issues surrounding the field and profession of criminal justice. It may take on a particular theme or related themes in criminal justice, or a particular area of criminal justice. This course may be used as a free elective towards the criminal justice program elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of a criminal justice requirement without permission of the division chair.
CJ 265 – Internship in Criminal Justice
Offered to criminal justice majors in cooperation within all the various criminal justice fields. Students have on-the-job training at the selected agency in the area of major interest. Students may participate with the respective Division Chair’s authorization and must have maintained a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. In-service students may not perform independent study in the area of their regular employment. Course is limited to 3rd or 4th-semester students with approval from the Division Chair. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus locations. Offered upon indication of need.
CHEM 101 – Introduction to Chemistry
Prerequisite: High school algebra or MTH 099 or higher with grade of C or better. This is an introductory chemistry course suitable for pre-nursing students, students who have not taken high school chemistry, or students who need a review before taking General Chemistry I (CHEM 103). Topics include measurements, the metric system, unit conversions, atomic structure, bonding, periodic law, nomenclature, reactions, chemical calculations, states of matter, solutions, acids, and bases, and a brief introduction to organic chemistry. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly.
CHEM 103 – General Chemistry I
Prerequisite: high school chemistry and completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 104. Includes basic calculations, periodic trends of the elements, introduction to precipitation, acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions, ionic and covalent bonding, introduction to thermodynamics, and gas laws. Three class hours, one three-hour lab weekly. Offered Fall semester only.
CHEM 104 – General Chemistry II
Prerequisite: CHEM 103. Continuation of CHEM 103; includes the study of liquids, solids, phase changes, chemical kinetics, chemical and aqueous equilibria (acid-base, solubility), thermodynamics, electrochemistry, transition elements and coordination chemistry, and introduction to organic chemistry. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly. Offered Spring semester only.
CHEM 108 – Forensic Science
Provides criminal justice students with a basic knowledge of forensic science as applied to criminal investigation and related police science fields. Focuses on applied forensic science, laboratory techniques, and procedures. Two class hours and two lab hours weekly.
CHEM 123 – Fuel Cell Systems
Prerequisite: CHEM 103 and MATH 104 or higher. Fuel cell technology gives rise to a range of types of systems with varying operating parameters and applications. This course describes the operating features of a fuel cell and the underlying chemical, thermodynamic, and physical factors that determine its performance, as the basis for an appreciation of the benefits of fuel cell systems and their operating characteristics compared with conventional technology.
CHEM 207 – Organic Chemistry I
Prerequisite: CHEM 103-104. Study of organic compounds: nomenclature, properties, preparations; reactions, mechanisms and preparation, purification and analysis of organic materials. Laboratory work emphasizes technique and involves development of important basic skills. Preparation, purification, and analysis of organic materials are also studied. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly.
CHEM 208 – Organic Chemistry II
Prerequisite: CHEM 207. Course is a continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly.
CAY 100 – Foundations for College Success
Cayuga 100 is designed to increase students’ success in college and is designed for students who are not able to take CAY 101. This course will introduce a few of the key On Course principles: active learning, personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence. Through readings, journals, class activities, and group projects, students will use many proven strategies for creating academic, professional and personal success. One credit hour. Note: CAY 100 or 101 may be required based on academic preparation and placement test results.
CAY 101 – Foundations for College Success
Cayuga 101 is designed to increase students’ success in college. The purpose of the course is for students to be able to understand, evaluate, and plan to navigate critical aspects of college life at Cayuga Community College. This course will help students achieve success in college and in life by following the eight On Course principles: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence and belief in themselves. Additionally, this course will create opportunities for students to master effective study skills. Through readings, journals, class activities, group projects, and a comprehensive final project, students will learn about college expectations, using many proven strategies for creating academic, professional and personal success. Three contact hours weekly. Note: CAY 100 or 101 may be required based on academic preparation and placement test results.
COMM 101 – Introduction to Mass Media
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or concurrent enrollment. Introduces the practices and business aspects of American mass media industries. Explores the history, structure, organization, function, and effects of mass media. (H)
COMM 103 – Introduction to the Moving Image
Covers the development and employment of television and film techniques. Emphasis on how these techniques are used as a form of artistic expression and create meaning. Classic films, from the silent period to the present day, and television programs are screened.
COMM 130 – Human Communication
This course introduces students to communication studies. It surveys topics in human perception, language, relationships, face-to-face and mediated
communications. Models for effective communication are explored for various contexts and cultures.
COMM 150 – Photography: Digital Imaging and Visual Communications
Lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on activities will enable students to discover the basic theory and applications of film-based and electronic imaging. Students will learn how to work with captured images, process and manipulate digital images, and create picture files that can be sequenced, saved or outputted to electronic imaging or printing devices.
COMM 201 – Media and Society
This course will examine the relationship between mass media and society. It will provide students with an understanding of the ways mass media and society relate to each other both historically and in an increasingly technologically complex modern world. The concepts of media literacy will be an integral part of the course.
COMM 207 – Video Production I
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Hands-on equipment operations course builds on knowledge from TELC 104. Lectures cover equipment use and production techniques. TV studio, portable television equipment, and editing facility are used in weekly four-hour labs. Students produce several studio and remote programs which may be cablecast for public viewing. Two class hours and four lab hours weekly.
COMM 208 – Video Production II
Prerequisite: COMM 207. Combines production knowledge from TELC 104 and COMM 207 with effective communication theory. Lectures emphasize preproduction planning, audience research, and effective script design. Labs add experience and expertise in operations. Students produce studio programs for public view, and small teams work on longer remote productions requiring more sophisticated message design and technical editing. Two class hours and four lab hours weekly.
CS 025 – Electronic Spreadsheets
Introduces the capabilities of electronic spreadsheets. Students learn how to create, save, retrieve, and print spreadsheets, write formulas, use functions, format numeric data, create graphs from spreadsheet data, sort data, and modify the spreadsheet display. Three hours per week for five weeks.
CS 035 – Computer Literacy
For students who wish to gain an understanding of computers and how they are used. Covers computer types, input/output devices, personal computer hardware and software including application software. Lab assignments are completed in the microcomputer lab. Course is closed to students who have completed CS 110. Five weeks/three class hours weekly.
CS 055 – Introduction to Microsoft Word for Windows
Introductory hands-on class emphasizes practice in creating, editing and formatting a variety of documents. No previous computer experience is necessary, but typing ability of at least 30 WPM is recommended. Meets for a total of 15 hours.
CS 056 – Intermediate Microsoft Word for Windows
Topics covered include formatting (page size and orientation, headers and footers, column format, importing pictures), designing tables, merging files, templates, styles and style sheets, wizards, macros, and AutoText. Three class hours weekly for five weeks.
CS 070 – Introduction to the Internet
For students with no internet experience, includes the nature of the internet, e-mail, chat, Telnet, FTP, Usenet, ListServers, World Wide Web, search engines, and basic HTML for a web page. Includes demonstration and hands-on experience. Three class hours for five weeks.
CS 080 – Microcomputer Maintenance
Designed to provide familiarity with the basic hardware components of a computer system, specifically the motherboard, microprocessor, hard disk, RAM, and interface boards. Working in a laboratory setting, students complete hands-on exercises in testing, upgrading, and modifying computer components. Three class hours for five weeks.
CS 082 – Help Desk Concept/Software Concerns
Prerequisite: BUS 225 or MS Office applications experience. Overview of the knowledge, skills, and concepts of typical help or support desk functioning. Also introduces selected technical problems and solutions as well as discussions of technical communications.
CS 100 – Keyboarding
For students who have had no previous typing instruction. Using the touch system, students learn the keyboard and numeric pad and apply this skill on a computer terminal. Meets for a total of 25 hours.
CS 103 – Windows Operating Systems
An understanding of Windows capabilities and features. No prior computer experience is required. Fundamentals of using the interface, working on the desktop, working with disks, creating files with Windows programs, managing files and folders, modifying the desktop work environment, installing and uninstalling programs, performing file and Web searching, and using integrated Internet Explorer features. Class meets for a total of 15 hours.
CS 110 – Exploring Computer Technology
Course for non-computer science majors builds computer competency and broadens perspective on the use of technology. Hands-on lab projects focus on purchasing computer systems and devices; using productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics and e-mail; file management; working in wired and wireless network environments; searching, evaluating, and citing web sources; editing digital photos; working with multimedia, and designing simple web pages.
CS 120 – Foundations of Computer Science
Prerequisite: Completion of, math placement beyond, or concurrent enrollment, in MATH 102. Introduction to computer science, including data storage and manipulation, operating systems, networking, algorithm development, an overview of programming languages and concepts, and the concept of software engineering. This course is intended for students enrolled in a CS, C.I.S., GIS, or engineering related program.
CS 180 – Principles of Data Communications
Introduces the concepts and components of a data communication system. Covers an overview of data communications, hardware and software associated with data communications, common carriers versus private communications services, and network concepts. Offered upon indication of need.
CS 200 – Programming in Visual Basic
Prerequisite: CS 120 or MATH 104 or MATH 114 or equivalent programming experience. Focuses on programming in Visual Basic and introduces computer programming using the Microsoft Visual Basic language. In developing programming techniques, students will have an available tool for exploring many areas of problem-solving with a minimum background. Two one-hour lectures/one two-hour lab weekly.
CS 215 – Systems Analysis and Design
Recommended background: BUS 225 or equivalent computer application experience. Covers methods involved in analyzing and designing information systems. Focuses on investigation analysis techniques; data flow diagrams; general and detail systems design; layouts for reports, outputs, and files; system development implementation and documentation. Students work on simulated case studies as a team to present solutions that reinforce the life cycle phases of systems analysis and design.
CS 219 – Database Management Systems
Prerequisite: BUS 225 or equivalent experience using database management software. Focuses on the organization and design of databases that satisfy MIS requirements using relational database management systems. Builds skill in entity relationship diagramming, database normalization, and structured query language. Course also discusses the administration of a database in a client/server environment. Projects are completed in microcomputer lab.
CS 222 – Programming in C/C++
Prerequisite: CS 120 or MATH 104 or MATH 114 or equivalent programming experience. Foundation course in use of high-level language. To support assigned laboratory exercises, includes use of full-screen editor, compiler, linker, execution environment of a C compiler/interpreter, top-down programming operators, arrays, loops, pointers, control statements, data structures, file processing, disk functions, sorting/searching, and recursion. Two lecture hours, two lab hours weekly.
CS 224 – Operating Systems for Micros
For students with little computer experience, general introduction to computer software and Windows operating system applications, documents, managing files, word processing, graphics, customizing windows, accessories, networking, and the internet. Two lecture hours and two class hours weekly.
CS 225 – Introduction to Networks
Recommended background: CS 120 or related computer experience. This course includes Fundamental Concepts of Networking, OSI Model, Router and Switch configuration, IP Addressing, Subnetting, and configuring VLANs. The course will teach the student to apply these concepts to network equipment. Two lecture hours and two lab hours weekly
CS 228 – Introduction to Unix/Linux
Recommended background: CS 120. Basic operating system concepts, command line programs and utilities, organization of files, processes control, multitasking, shell programming, system administration, the vi editor, an introduction to the basics of awk and Perl programming for system administration. Students spend a portion of the class installing, configuring, and administering their own Linux system.
CS 235 – Web Page Design and Development
CS 236 – Advanced Visual Basic
Prerequisite: CS 200 or equivalent computer experience. Defines and teaches the basic skills of Visual Basic, including skills that enable students to browse, receive, and send objects via the internet and place text, pictures, animation, audio commentary; motion video clips; and stereo soundtracks.
CS 237 – Internet Security
Recommended background: CS 120 or related experience. Introduction to network security issues including access control, communications, internet, and intranet. Step-by-step explanations of design and installation of firewalls and configuring into internet services. Buffer overruns and other software development errors will also be discussed.
CS 238 – Java
Prerequisite: CS 120 or MATH 104 or MATH 114 or equivalent programming experience. Programs, exercises, and projects focus on principles of software design and program clarity to solve real-world problems. The language uses object-oriented programming and graphical interface design. Provides graphical, animated, multimedia-based, audio-intensive, multi-threaded, network-based programs using extensive class libraries.
CS 239 – Java II
Prerequisites: Math 108, CS 238. This course covers the fundamentals of algorithms and object-oriented software development. Topics include: primitive and reference data types, encapsulation, information hiding, selection, iteration, functions/methods, parameters, recursion, exception handling, generic linear data structures (arrays, records/structs) and maps, file types, file I/O, simple GUIs with event handling, programming to an interface, lambda expressions, semantics of inheritance and use of polymorphism, relation with subtyping, search, select and sort algorithms, complexity notation, documentation using standard tools, program testing (unit testing) and debugging, and reasoning about control flow in a program. Two class hours and two lab hours weekly.
CS 275 – Computer Technologies Internship
Prerequisite: Students must have completed at least 15 credits in computer or computer-related courses and be approved by computer science faculty. This course will provide an opportunity for qualified students to connect classroom learning with practical work experience and develop skills at a job site. Students will identify their career skills and develop specific learning goals for the work assignment. Students will prepare an employment portfolio to present to employer sponsors. Relevant work experience is sponsored by an area employer for a minimum of 120 work hours and performed off campus. Class meetings per student/instructor/sponsor contract.
CULA 100 – Food Safety and Sanitation
This is an introductory on the principles basic principles of food safety and sanitation in the culinary industry. Topics covered will include New York State regulations, food handling, food storage, personal hygiene, cross-contamination, and related topics. Two class hours weekly.
CULA 101 – Culinary Methods and Techniques I
Co-requisite: CULA 100. This course focuses on the basic principles of the Culinary Arts. Emphasis is placed on food and kitchen safety, proper identification of kitchen tools and ingredients, “mise en place,” knife skills, and proper use of tools. Professional culinary industry standards of behavior and uniform will be covered. Four class hours weekly.
CULA 102 – Culinary Methods and Techniques II
Prerequisite: CULA 101 or equivalent. This course focuses on the techniques of basic cooking skills in the culinary industry. Topics covered will include cooking using moist, dry and combination heat; stocks, sauces, and soups; advanced knife skills; and related topics. Four class hours weekly.
CULA 110 – Professional Cooking Methods I
Prerequisite: CULA 101 or equivalent. This course will focus on enhancing students’ knowledge of the fundamental concepts and skills of basic cooking techniques. Emphasis will be placed on cooking methods for vegetables, pasta, and grains; preservation and canning techniques; charcuterie preparation techniques; as well as farm and sustainable food products. Four class hours weekly.
CULA 111 – Professional Cooking Methods II
Prerequisite: CULA 110 or equivalent. Combines techniques covered in CULA 102 and 110 with the skills and techniques involved in the preparation of appetizers, cold food (grade manager), basic pastries, and international cuisine. Execution of menus and plate presentation is also covered. Four class hours weekly
CULA 275 Internship in Culinary Arts
Prerequisite: CULA 111 or equivalent. This class consists of intensive individual study and field experience at a culinary-related facility. Requires a minimum of eight hours weekly at internship site and one weekly class meeting for progress reports and instruction. Requires periodic written reports and a journal of on-site activities. One class hour weekly.
ECH 101 – Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Concurrent enrollment in ECH 103 or 106 is required. Recommended background: PSY 215. Course examines the history and development of early childhood education as well as current trends and issues. The needs of the young child (age 0 to 8) will be studied for the purpose of applying the principles of growth and development to the use of appropriate methods, materials, and activities. The development of skills to work with children, families and the community will be emphasized.
ECH 102 – Curriculum and Assessment in Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: ECH 101 and 110. Concurrent enrollment required with ECH 104 or 105. A continuation of ECH 101, this course examines various aspects of early childhood education with an emphasis on classroom management, multiculturalism, inclusion, and parent and community involvement. Issues such as assessment, philosophy of teaching, record-keeping and curriculum will also be addressed. Students will begin to apply the principles of early childhood education to the development of lessons and thematic units.
ECH 103 – Early Childhood Field Experience I
Concurrent enrollment with ECH 101 required. Prerequisites: ECH 110 & GPA of 2.3. Course provides practical experience with children in preschool classrooms in Head Start programs, licensed child care centers, or elementary schools. Students gain knowledge about early childhood programs, trends, and philosophies while observing and working in classrooms serving three and four-year-old children. Students intern in preschool classrooms on a weekly basis for the entire semester. In addition to 5 hours of seminar/lecture hours, students complete 7 hours of fieldwork weekly for a minimum of 90 hours; including 15 hours observing children with special needs. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus locations.
ECH 104 – Early Childhood Field Experience II
Concurrent enrollment with ECH 102 required. Prerequisites: ECH 110 and 103 or 106 & GPA of 2.3. Provides additional practical experience with children from five to eight years of age in an elementary school setting with an emphasis on increased involvement with children. Students develop lessons and materials and are expected to assume an active role in the teaching process by presenting their lessons and materials in the classroom. In addition to 5 seminar/lecture hours, students complete 7 hours weekly for a total of 90 hours of fieldwork. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus locations.
ECH 105 – Early Childhood Field Experience for Liberal Arts Majors
Concurrent enrollment with ECH 102 required. Prerequisites: ECH 106 and 110 & GPA of 2.3. Provides practical experience with children in a preschool setting. Students gain knowledge about early childhood programs by working in classrooms serving three and four-year-old children. In addition to seminar/lecture 5 hours, students complete 6 hours of fieldwork weekly for a minimum of 75 hours. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus locations.
ECH 106 – Field Experience: Early Childhood
Taken concurrently with ECH 101 by Early Childhood concentration students, Early Childhood Certificate students, and students taking the course as a free elective. Provides practical experience with children from birth through 8 years of age in a variety of early childhood settings. Students observe in classrooms serving infants, toddlers, preschoolers, children with special needs, and kindergarten, first and second grade. Students observe on a weekly basis for the entire semester (three hours field experience weekly) for a minimum of 30 hours and also complete five seminar hours. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus locations.
ECH 110 – Methods and Materials for Early Childhood Education
Concurrent enrollment in EDU 120 recommended. This course examines the methods and materials used in early childhood classrooms. Special emphasis is placed on the selection, development, and use of a variety of teaching materials. Topics include learning centers, games, manipulatives, visuals, classroom design, technology, music, bulletin boards, and professional journals/resources.
ECH 111 – Infants and Toddlers
Examination of programs, methods, and materials utilized in early childhood education programs serving children from six weeks to three years of age. Special emphasis will be placed on the selection, development, and use of strategies that foster the emotional, physical, social and cognitive development of infants and toddlers. Students must complete 20 hours of observation in infant/toddler programs. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus locations.
ECH 222 – Teaching Math & Science to Young Children
Prerequisites: Math 099 or pass placement test for Math 099, and ECH 110. Examines developmentally appropriate theory and methods for teaching math and science to young children. Hands-on experiences will facilitate the planning and implementation of math and science into the early childhood curriculum. Classroom visits to off-campus early childhood classrooms may be required. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus locations
ECON 102 – Personal Money Management
For students who desire knowledge in managing their personal finances. Topics include budgeting; saving; borrowing; home purchasing; automobile purchasing; life, auto, and home insurance; health, disability and retirement programs; estate planning; and investing.
ECON 201 – Introduction to Economics I
Introduces macroeconomics and covers how societies choose to allocate scarce resources within the context of the whole economic system. Focuses on how markets function, various macroeconomic theories, the role of government in an economic system, the international economy, the role of money in an economic system, and the policy responses to the problems of inflation, unemployment, and slow economic growth. (SS)
ECON 202 – Introduction to Economics II
Recommended background: ECON 201. Focuses on the microeconomic structure of our economy including supply and demand theory, individual firm and market theory, and factor market analysis. Topics may include international trade and finance, government regulation, labor-management relations, and the economics of energy and the environment.
ECON 203 – Introduction to Labor-Management Relations
Recommended background: ECON 201. Introduces the history and ideology of the American labor movement, collective bargaining, contract administration, dispute resolution, labor legislation and relevant economic theory. Studies contemporary labor-management issues and problems within this topical framework. Students are involved in case studies, simulation exercises, field trips, and class discussion. Guest speakers are invited. Offered upon indication of need.
ECON 205 – Money and Banking
Prerequisite: ECON 201. Covers the history and functions of money and credit, commercial banking, central banking, monetary theory, other banking and credit institutions, and international banking. Offered upon indication of need.
EDU 120 – Technology for Teachers
Concurrent enrollment in ECH 110 recommended for all Early Childhood programs (associate degree, certificate, or concentration). Surveys classroom applications of technology with emphasis on use by the teacher.
EDU 202 – Foundations of American Education
Examines issues of education and the social, historical, philosophical, political, and cultural foundations which influenced their development; also examines the social purposes of education through social and behavioral sciences; explores the impact of social differences on education; helps the student develop a personal philosophy of education; and examines the relationship of schooling to democratic principles. Students must complete 20 hours of observation in classrooms based on their chosen area of interest: Childhood-1st through 6th grade or Adolescence-7th through 12th grade. Students observe 2 hours per week for the entire semester; students must provide their own transportation to off-campus locations.
EDU 203 – Field Experience: Childhood/Adolescence
Students observe in classrooms based on their chosen area of interest (Childhood: grades 1-6; or Adolescence: grades 7-12). Students observe on a weekly basis for the entire semester (two hours fieldwork weekly) for a minimum of 30 hours. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus locations. This course is only open to students transferring a Foundations of American Education course from another institution that does not include the required number of fieldwork hours.
ELEC 101 – Electrical Circuits
Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 102. Focuses on the general principles of DC and AC circuitry with emphasis on the use of multimeters and oscilloscopes. Introduces a computer simulation program to aid the students in validating their experimental results and developing troubleshooting skills. Required of students enrolled in Electrical Technology and recommended to all students desiring a beginning course in electronics. No prior electronics knowledge is necessary. Two class hours and two two-hour labs weekly.
ELEC 102 – Basic Electronics
Prerequisite: ELEC 101. Introduces the diode and transistor semiconductor devices within the applications of rectification, amplification, and advanced waveform shaping. Emphasis on multimeters and oscilloscopes throughout the experimental and simulation experiments. Two class hours and two two-hour labs weekly.
ELEC 104 – Electronics Drafting with CADD
Studies the drafting principles and practices used in electrical and electronic design. Introduces students to the fundamentals of engineering drawings including the use of standards, orthographic projection, and dimensioning. Provides students with a basic understanding of computer-aided drafting and design. Focuses on using CADD systems in the preparation of schematic diagrams, logic diagrams, connection diagrams, PLC diagrams, printed circuit board design, and electronic packaging design. Two class hours and three lab hours weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
ELEC 105 – Digital Electronics
Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 102. Concentrates on digital integrated circuits including logic gates, arithmetic circuits, flip-flops, latches, registers, and memories. Focuses on schematic analysis of a simple digital computer to complement the students’ troubleshooting development and understanding of the application of digital circuits. Emphasis on logic pulsers and probes test equipment for the laboratory work, and logic analyzers for the computer simulation experiments. No prior electronics knowledge is necessary. Two class hours and two two-hour labs weekly.
ELEC 107 – Fundamentals of Microcomputers
Prerequisite: ELEC 105. Introduces the internal structure of microprocessors through assembly language programming exercises. Emphasizes roles of hardware and software within a microcomputer through interfacing experiments between the microprocessor and various peripheral devices. Compares the features between the 8-, 16- and 32-bit microprocessors on the market. Two class hours and two 2-hour labs weekly.
ELEC 201 – Intermediate Electronics
Prerequisite: ELEC 102. Focuses on oscillators, operational amplifiers, power amplifiers, Field Effect Transistors (FETs), 555-timers. Emphasizes use of multimeters and oscilloscopes for experimental and computer simulation troubleshooting exercises. Two class hours and two two-hour labs weekly.
ELEC 204 – Industrial Electronics
Prerequisite: ELEC 101 and ELEC 105. Focus on power control and instrumentation; emphasis on applying electronic concepts from ELEC 101, 102, 105, 201. Topics include schematics, ladder diagrams, varistors, thermistors, UJTs, DIACs, TRIACs, SCRs, hall effect sensors, photo transmitters and detectors, pressure sensors, proximity detectors, optoisolators, relays, solid state relays, timers, timing relays, solenoids, temperature sensing devices, motors. Two class hours, two two-hour labs weekly.
ELEC 207 – Semiconductor Manufacturing Process Overview
Recommended background or concurrent enrollment: CHEM 101. Overview of the fabrication and operation of integrated circuits and MicroElectroMechanical (MEM) devices. The course covers the process, materials, and equipment used in semiconductor manufacturing. Offered upon indication of need.
ELEC 208 – Radio Frequency Communication
Prerequisite: ELEC 102. Focus on comparison of time-domain equipment (oscilloscopes, time-domain reflectometers) to frequency-domain equipment (spectrum and network analyzers). Applications of AM/FM modulation and impedance matching, characterization of microwave systems (introduces reflection coefficient, voltage standing wave ratio, insertion loss, S-parameters, Smith chart). Introduces soldering techniques, schematic interpretation, and, through computer simulations, operations behind spectrum and network analyzer test equipment. Three class hours, one two-hour lab weekly.
ELEC 209 – Programmable Logic Controllers
Prerequisite: ELEC 101 or ELEC 105. Focus on sequential programmable logic controllers applied to industrial processes: ladder diagrams, input/output devices, application programming design of beginning through advanced functions. Introduces a PLC simulation program to gain experience in configuring and troubleshooting software programs.
ELEC 220 – Industrial Power and Equipment
Prerequisite: ELEC 101 and MATH 104 or MATH 114. This course instructs students in the basic fundamentals of electric machinery and electric power distribution. Course topics include magnetic fields, DC Generators, DC Motors, AC Generators, AC Motors, transformers, AC motor drives, safety devices and AC power generation-distribution.
ELEC 221 – Industrial Maintenance Practices
Prerequisite: ELEC 204 (or concurrent), ENGR 230 (or concurrent), ENGR 250 Thermal Technology (or concurrent), ELEC 220 Industrial Power and Equipment (or concurrent). This course instructs students in the basic fundamentals of hands-on operation, maintenance, problem diagnosis, repair and proper usage of tools, schematics, and manuals, of industrial equipment. Course topics include DC motors, AC generators, transformers, AC motors, AC distribution / safety panels, stepper motors, programmable logic controllers, pipes / valves, hydraulic / pneumatic systems, heating equipment / furnaces and cooling / refrigeration equipment. Two lectures and four laboratory hours weekly.
ENGR 103 – Manufacturing Materials and Processes
This course introduces the materials and manufacturing processes with which the designer, technician, and engineer must be familiar. The course provides an overview of manufacturing processes including casting and molding, bulk deformation, and material removal processes. The engineering properties of ferrous, non-ferrous and non-metallic materials are studied. Topics include metal structures and metallurgy; testing of engineering materials, and enhancement of material properties through heat treatment and other processes. Lab activities include the use of material testing equipment. Two class hours and two lab hours.
ENGR 125 – Building Information Modeling
Recommended background: ENGR 126. This course introduces students to basic concepts and techniques related to Industrial Facilities. Focuses on methods and materials employed in the construction industry for commercial buildings. Documentation of existing (as built) and projected construction will be emphasized. Students prepare a complete set of architectural construction documents during a semester-long project. CAD and BIM (Building Information Modeling) will be used in the lab. Two class hours and four lab hours weekly.
ENGR 126 – Computer-Aided Design
Develops basic drafting skills using microcomputer CAD systems. Provides students with the skills necessary to develop detail drawings, including orthographic projection and the application of standard dimensioning practices. Drawing assignments utilize the CAD system operators to draw, modify, dimension and plot two-dimensional part drawings. Two class hours and two lab hours weekly.
ENGR 130 – Renewable and Alternative Energy Systems
Prerequisite: GEOL 101 or high school Earth Science and Math 099 or equivalent. Provides an overview of alternative energy sources and their ability to meet energy needs. The fundamental concepts of solar, wind, geothermal and other sustainable energy sources will be covered. The availability, economics and environmental impact of these alternative sources will be compared.
ENGR 203 – Applied Statics and Strength of Materials
Prerequisite: Math 104 or Math 114. This course develops the procedures and methodology necessary for studying the effects that forces produce on structural and mechanical systems and effectively determining the strength of materials required to safely resist these forces. Topics include the study of friction, motion, forces and the effects of forces on the structural and mechanical systems on which they act; centroids and moment of inertia; concepts of stress and strain; torsion; the analysis of forces in pressure vessel design, bolted and welded joints, and structural beam design; and reaction of materials to temperature, unusual environments and mechanical loading. Three class hours and two lab hours.
ENGR 207 – Quality Assurance
This course presents the basic concepts and practical applications of quality assurance in manufacturing. Studies the components of a measurement system and the use of common measurement equipment. An introduction to probability and statistics precedes the study of statistical process control. Covers quality concepts and quality systems, inspection of parts using engineering drawing specifications, as well as a variety of statistical techniques, including control charts for variables, control charts for attributes, Pareto diagrams, and process capability studies. Two lecture hours/two lab hours weekly.
ENGR 208 – Computer Numerical Control
Prerequisite: ENGR 103, 228 and MATH 104. Prepares students with the necessary skills to program CNC machine tools. The industry standard EIA RS-274D “G and M Code” programming is used to produce a part on the CNC equipment. Lectures cover CAD/CAM applications, programming, sub-routines, tooling, work holding and cutting theory. The laboratory allows students to practice by programming and machining parts. Three class hours and two lab hours weekly.
ENGR 220 – Construction Methods and Materials
Prerequisite: ENGR 126 and ENGR 125. Introduces basic construction materials, their properties, manufacture, and application to the building industry. Focuses on the proper design of various building elements—foundations, floors, walls and roofs—and the selection of suitable building materials and products. Three class hours and two lab hours weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
ENGR 221 – Building Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Prerequisites: ENGR 126 and ENGR 125. Familiarizes students with systems which must be engineered and safely integrated into a building: hot water heating, HVAC, water supply, sanitary and storm drainage, lighting, electrical supply, and occupant safety systems. In the laboratory, students design and layout a heating, cooling, water supply, sanitary drainage, storm drainage, lighting and electrical system for an industrial building. Three class hours and two lab hours weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
ENGR 228 – Computer Aided Drafting III – Solid Modeling
Assumes basic knowledge of computer-aided drafting and design concepts and proficiency in using system menus to create 2- and 3-dimensional drawings. Covers 3D solid modeling sketching, profiling, constraining, dimensioning, viewing, editing, revolving, sweeping, lofting, and other advanced techniques, solid assembly modeling with advanced drawing creation, and annotation techniques. Industry standard applications of dimensions and tolerances are emphasized. Techniques and assembly drawings are the main focus. Two class hours and Four lab hours weekly.
ENGR 230 – Fluid Systems Design
Recommended Background ENGR 228. This course instructs students in the design principles and industry standards required for fluid systems. Course topics include pipe, fitting and valve specification; process equipment; pipe support and instrumentation; the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics; and hydraulic and pneumatic system equipment, principles and design. Two class hours and two lab hours weekly.
ENGR 250 – Thermal Technology
Prerequisite: MATH 104 or MATH 114. This course instructs students in the basic fundamentals of heat transfer, thermodynamics and their applications in heating and cooling. Course topics include temperature, heat, phase changes, laws of thermodynamics, heat engines, air cooling systems, heat pumps, furnaces, and ventilation.
ENGR 251 – Special Topics in Engineering Technology
Devoted to a specific topic or area of study in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Technology. Provides an opportunity for in-depth study in an area not covered in other engineering technology courses.
Offered upon indication of need.
ENGR 253 – Special Topics in Engineering Technology
Devoted to a specific topic or area of study in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Technology. Provides an opportunity for in-depth study in an area not covered in other engineering technology courses. Offered upon indication of need.
ENGL 049 – English Skills
Reinforces ENGL 098 with additional instruction and practice in lab settings with word processing. Instructors meet with students individually to identify skill needs and work on areas of deficiency. Students must register concurrently in a paired section of ENGL 098.
ENGL 097 – Fundamentals of Reading
Designed to assist students in developing reading skills, so they are prepared to handle college-level reading materials. Students are presented with techniques in vocabulary development and comprehension skills as well as strategies for learning from college textbooks.
ENGL 098 – Fundamentals of Writing
Designed for the study and improvement of basic writing skills and techniques, focusing on grammar, the sentence, the paragraph and short essay.
ENGL 101 – Freshman English I
English 101 is a writing course that introduces students both to the conventions of academic discourse and to prose readings from various disciplines, as well as short stories. Students will write essays about these readings, do research, and learn the conventions of documentation. NOTE: Following assessment of their academic preparation and placement test results, students may be required to complete ENGL 097 and/or 098 before enrolling in ENGL 101.
ENGL 102 – Freshman English II
A continuation of English 101, English 102 is a writing course whose subject is literature. The course includes an introduction to major literary genres (the novel, drama, and poetry) and the writing of critical essays based on readings. Prerequisite: English 101.
ENGL 104 – Advanced Expository Writing
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. Designed to improve the ability to write effectively in expository and argumentative composition. Appropriate forms of discourse, methods of organization, support, style, and logic. NOTE: Course may be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of required English courses. Offered upon indication of need.
ENGL 110 – Writing Research in the Discipline
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. Provides intensive instruction in the writing of research in specific disciplines: behavioral and social sciences, natural sciences, business, humanities, etc. Three class hours per week for five weeks. NOTE: Course cannot be taken in lieu of any required English course.
ENGL 120 – Being Writers
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101. This course introduces students to different writer goals and practices through prompts and peer workshopping. Also included is a brief history of writing studies as a discipline and career opportunities.
ENGL 121 – Being Writers II
Prerequisites: ENGL 120, ENGL 102 or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 102. This course continues goals and practices developed from Being Writers by approaching texts as a process, adopting genres, balancing aesthetics with textual efficiency, and demonstrating liberal arts knowledge through engagement. Emphasis includes revision and developing a portfolio of creative and professional writing.
ENGL 130 – Human Communication
This course introduces students to communication studies. It surveys topics in human perception, language, relationships, face-to-face and mediated communications. Models for effective communication are explored for various contexts and cultures.
ENGL 150 – College Reading and Study Skills
Improves understanding of the learning process for more effective reading and studying. Presents theories, techniques, and practice in reading comprehension, organization, vocabulary development, textbook analysis, library and research skills, study and listening habits. NOTE: May not be taken in lieu of a required English course.
ENGL 165 – Literary London
Recommended background: ENGL 101-102. Literary London is an intensive, on-site course that examines London through the lens of selected samples of English Literature. In the manner of Chaucer, modern-day literary pilgrims will travel to various London sites that they will explore through the poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama of various periods of British literature (medieval to contemporary). Tours, lectures, discussions, and walks will locate the literature students read in a specific place while the literary pieces will deepen students’ understanding of the history, geography, and culture of the city.
ENGL 201 – World Literature I
Prerequisite: ENGL 101-102. Surveys significant writings in world literature with focus on values, techniques and major movements in literature from ancient to early modern. Analyzes literary, cultural, historical and philosophical impact of the works on diverse images of human identity. Includes works and writers such as ancient Egyptian poetry, Hebrew Bible, Bhagavad-Gita, Qu’ran, Plato, Confucius, Ferdowski, Shikibu and the No Theater.
ENGL 202 – World Literature II
Prerequisite: ENGL 101-102. Continues from ENGL 201 to focus on poetry, short stories, plays and short novels of major writers from modern to contemporary works. Analysis and evaluation of historical, literary and cultural values includes such writers as Tagore, Joyce, Tuquan, Basho, Senghor, Mahfouz, Neruda, Achebe and Soyinka.
ENGL 203 – American Literature to the Late 19th Century
Prerequisite: ENGL 101-102. Surveys significant writing from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries in American literature. Analysis includes the general movements of thought, literary techniques, and themes revealed in the works of representative writers. Also, may consider selected works of late 19th and turn-of-the-century writers.
ENGL 204 – American Literature Late 19th Century to Present
Prerequisite: ENGL 101-102. Continuation of ENGL 203. Surveys American prose, poetry, and drama in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Analysis includes the general movements of thought, literary techniques, and themes revealed in the works of representative writers.
ENGL 205 – English Literature to the 19th Century
Prerequisite: ENGL 101-102. Surveys literature of England from Beowulf, tracing major contributions and movements. Historical, philosophical and aesthetic influences of significant writers, and development of poetry and drama as genres through Beowulf, Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson.
ENGL 206 – English Literature 19th Century to Present
Prerequisite: ENGL 101-102. Survey of English literature analyzes development of poetry, drama, and novel as genres. Presents significant philosophical, historical and aesthetic influences; emphasis on such figures as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, Keats, Browning, Tennyson, Arnold, Carlyle, Shaw, Conrad, Yeats and Eliot.
ENGL 207 – Shakespeare
Prerequisite: ENGL 101-102. Studies Shakespeare’s dramatic art through his treatment of character, theme, form, and structure. Readings include early and later tragedies, comedies, histories, and non-dramatic works. Includes focus on Shakespeare as a representative of Elizabethan England. Papers required on topics such as biographical materials, dramatic companies, theatres, sources, criticism. NOTE: May be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of required literature courses. Alternate academic years
ENGL 209 – Children’s Literature
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. Survey course covers traditional and contemporary children’s literature. Fairy tales and other works emerging from oral tradition, picture books, poetry, juvenile novels, and non-fiction and informational books are all considered, for both general literary qualities and what they offer to children. Course develops critical perceptiveness. NOTE: Required for Early Childhood students and for those planning a career in elementary education. May also be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of required literature courses.
ENGL 211 – Creative Writing
Prerequisite: ENGL 102, or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 102, required. Develops the abilities of students interested in creative writing with an emphasis on the techniques used in writing modern short stories and poems. Practice is provided in preparing manuscripts for possible publication. NOTE: May be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of any required English course.
ENGL 217 – Media Writing
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. A basic course focusing on writing and preparing information for the mass media. Covers techniques for writing for print (newspaper and magazine), broadcast (radio and television), advertising, public relations and online media. NOTE: May be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of a required English course.
ENGL 220 – Interpersonal Communications
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. This introductory course is designed to increase understanding of effective interpersonal communication behavior and skills in order to increase success in academic, professional and social situations. The course examines communication concepts, theory and the application of communication principles involved with human interaction in various contexts. Course content includes communication theory, perception, verbal and non-verbal communication, effective listening, intercultural communication, conflict management, and relational communication.
ENGL 221 – Effective Speech: Public Address
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. Designed to develop an ability to meet, with some ease and competence, demands for speaking by the educated person: concepts, physical behavior, vocal quality, preparation, organization; development and delivery of basic types of public speeches. NOTE: Course is required in certain curricula and may be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of a required literature course.
ENGL 222 – Effective Speech: Group Discussion
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. The theories and principles of group communication. Designed to enable students to develop problem-solving, decision-making, conflict management, and leadership skills in group situations. Students participate in group projects to set goals, plan strategies, and present results. NOTE: Course is required in certain curricula and may be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of a required literature course.
ENGL 226 – Contemporary American Novels
Prerequisite: ENGL 101-102. Representative writers of post-World War II America, focusing on the ways that novels reflect contemporary society. Selected writers include Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, Flannery O’Connor, Robert Penn Warren, John Updike, Eudora Welty, John O’Hara, Truman Capote, Philip Roth and others. NOTE: May be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of required literature courses. Offered upon indication of need.
ENGL 227 – Poetry: Poems and Poets
Prerequisite: ENGL 102, or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 102, required. Detailed introduction to the poetry genre through reading, listening to, discussing, and writing about poems and poets. Not confined to any period or nationality; rather, considers a wide range of possibilities, styles, and concerns of poetry. Special attention to the work of selected poets, both old and new, for a sense of individuality and variety of vision and language. NOTE: May be taken as an English or Liberal Arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of any required English course.
ENGL 230 – The Bible as Literature
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. Literary survey of the Bible including epic literature, lyric poetry, epistolary literature, wisdom literature and prophetic literature. The course’s intent is to present a non-theological approach to Bible study with emphasis on its literary merit as evidenced through the various types of literature previously listed. NOTE: May be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of required literature courses. Alternate academic years.
ENGL 231 – Comics as Literature
Prerequisite: ENGL 102, or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 102, required. Analysis of the comic book in terms of its unique poetics (interplay of word and image); themes suggested in various works; history and development of the form and its subgenres, expectations of readers. Also explores the influence of history, culture, and economics on comic book artists and writers, definitions of “literature,” how these apply to comic books, and the resulting tensions.
ENGL 234 – Captivity, Punishment, and Torture
Prerequisite: ENGL 101-102. Issues of captivity, punishment, and torture are addressed through the discipline of the Humanities. Exploring human constructs and concerns through memoir, biography, and fiction includes experiences of captives; forms of punishment from corporal to incarceration to capital punishment; definitions of torture; impact on survivors, effectiveness in obtaining information, and making torture acceptable to the torturer and civil society.
ENGL 235 – Women and Writing
Prerequisite: ENGL 102, or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 102, required. Explores the relationship between women and writing and the challenge writing has posed for women. Focus is on writing by women; also considers how women have been represented by men. Features such 19th– and 20th-century writers as Charlotte Bronte, Mary Shelley, Edith Wharton, Emily Dickinson, Jane Austen, and Toni Morrison.
ENGL 237 – Film and Literature
Prerequisite: ENGL 102, or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 102, required. The relationships between film and literature, particularly novels adapted for the screen. Reading of selected novels and some plays, viewing film versions, discussion, and analysis. Note: May be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of any required English course.
ENGL 238 – Special Topics
Recommended background: ENGL 101-102. Devoted to a theme or topic in literature of language or to the works of a major writer or select group of writers. NOTE: May be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of required literature courses. Three class hours weekly for five weeks or equivalent.
ENGL 239 – Special Topics
Recommended background: ENGL 101-102. Devoted to a theme or topic in literature of language or to the works of a major writer or group of writers. NOTE: May be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of required literature courses.
ENGL 240 – Mythology
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. A survey of representative cosmogonies, major deities, and hero tales: Graeco-Roman, Teutonic, Middle Eastern, North and South American, and Asiatic. The course considers the descriptive tales and the polytheistic concepts of at least one representative culture from each major area. NOTE: This course may be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective but cannot be taken in lieu of required literature courses.
ENGL 245 – African-American Literary Traditions
Recommended background: ENGL 101-102. Examines the content, form, and literary devices and techniques of selected African-American literature from slavery to contemporary; fosters an understanding of negative consequences of racial stereotyping. Offered upon indication of need
ENGL 247 – Native American Myth, Legend, and Literature
Introduces Native American creation myths and trickster tales. Follows the development of myth and legend into a distinctive Native American literary form, covering pertinent Native American culture and history.
ENGL 250 – Folklore
A survey of world folklore studying the more representative literary forms including traditional folk and fairy tales, nomenclature, riddles, rhymes, legends, songs, ballads, enchantments, and superstitions. Selected tales, formats, and retellings will be examined to trace the development of worldview and identity. Emphasis is on the uniting qualities of folklore for various civilizations and as constructed by their cultural context. Prerequisite: English 101. NOTE: This course may be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective but cannot be taken in lieu of required literature courses. Alternate academic years.
ENGL 255 – Science Fiction and Fantasy
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. Recommended background: ENGL 102. This introduction to the historical background of science fiction explores the relationship between science fiction and classic horror and fantasy literature and suggests critical methodologies for reading and writing about such material. Students are asked to enjoy this literature, view it critically, and note how it reflects concerns not only for the future but also for its own cultural time period.
ENGL 260 – Professional Writing Practicum
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. This course introduces students to several forms of professional writing, such as grant writing and publicity writing that call for higher level writing skills. Students then gain professional experience by working with actual clients and developing written material to accommodate their needs.
ENGL 270 – Technical Writing
Prerequisite: ENGL 101. Designed to help students understand the process of creating, shaping, and communicating technical information so that people can use it safely, effectively, and efficiently. Students will learn that technical documents are addressed to particular readers; technical documents help those readers solve problems, are part of an organizational context, are often created collaboratively, using design to increase readability, and involve graphics. Students will practice writing technical documents that are honest, clear, accurate, comprehensive, accessible, concise, professional in appearance, and correct. Such documents may include memos, email, and letters; instructions; definitions and descriptions; proposals and formal written reports; job application material including cover letters and resumes. NOTE: This course may be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective but cannot be taken in lieu of required English courses.
ENTR 200 – The Entrepreneurial Process
Covers the role of social and economic entrepreneurship and its impact on local, regional, national, and global cultures and economies. Students will evaluate the skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture and will review the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship as a career choice, as well as entrance strategies to achieve the goal. Students can explore areas and projects of interest individually and in teams. Three class hours weekly.
ENTR 202 – Innovation and Creativity
This course is designed to have the student learn the value of innovation and creativity in achieving successful outcomes. They will investigate the relationship between entrepreneurial thinking and the creative mindset that leads to idea generation and new venture creation. The student will explore the factors that inspire and promote creativity in individuals and organizations. The student will develop skills and techniques for working in teams to find innovative solutions to existing and emerging challenges applicable to profit and non-profit entities. Four contact hours.
ENTR 204 – Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profit Management
This course is designed to have the student learn the process of recognizing and pursuing opportunities to create social value. The student will learn to be more innovative, resourceful and results-oriented. They will learn to draw upon the best thinking in both the business and non-profit worlds to develop strategies that maximize their social impact. Effective administrative and management techniques and practices will also be explored as they apply to social enterprises. Three contact hours per week.
FREN 101-102 – Elementary French I-II
First-level comprehensive courses build a foundation in communication through necessary structures and vocabulary to function in everyday situations. The four skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) are developed through class, labs, and assignments. Films, computer games, word processing, interactive videos and simple readings provide information on the French-speaking world and reinforce the curriculum. Recommended for beginning students to meet a foreign language requirement for degree or career. (Students who have had French through Regents level may not enroll in FREN 101-102.) Three class hours weekly/required lab. FREN 101 is the prerequisite for FREN 102.
FREN 103-104 – Intermediate French I-II
Reviews and refines understanding of the structures of French, broadens the speaking and reading vocabulary and comprehension, and develops writing ability. Emphasis is on communication. Films, interactive videos, tapes, readings, word processing, and computer programs are used as support materials. Recommended for students with a year of college French, high school Regents French, or two strong years of high school French. FREN 103 is the prerequisite for FREN 104.
FREN 111-112 – Conversational French I-II
Level I: no prerequisite. Level II presupposes basic knowledge of French. Elementary conversation course primarily for developing oral comprehension and expression. Includes reading, writing, and structural considerations; evaluation is based largely on oral performance.
Geographic Information Systems
GIS 101 – Foundations of Geographic – Information Science
Fundamental concepts of spatial understanding and analysis for non-GIS majors. Introduces basic principles of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), RS (Remote Sensing), and GPS (Global Positioning System) and their applications in exploring and analyzing geospatial information. Students apply geographic information technologies to collect, manipulate, integrate, visualize, and analyze spatial data to generate information for solving complex problems. Hands-on lab training reinforces conceptual elements explained and discussed in lectures.
GIS 110 – Human Geography
Human Geography is the study of the relationship between human and physical environments. The course examines the interrelationship between geography and culture and the nature of the impact of physical environment upon cultural development.
GIS 111 – Introduction to GIS
Introductory course presents basic GIS theories and concepts. Fundamentals explored include a brief introduction to basic cartographic principles, data types, map scales, coordinate systems, and projections. Hands-on training includes manipulating, analyzing, and creating maps using an industry-standard GIS system. Two class hours, two lab hours weekly. Fall semester only.
GIS 121 – Remote Sensing – and Aerial Photogrammetry
Overview of theory and principles of remote sensing and aerial photogrammetry. Students learn how to use remotely sensed images in resource exploration and base mapping. Introduces fundamentals of photogrammetry, basic image interpretation, and classification techniques. Two class hours, two lab hours weekly. Spring semester only.
GIS 122 – Spatial Modeling with Raster GIS
Recommended background: GIS 111. Part of a sequence of GIS courses; provides hands-on training in modeling and analysis of spatial data using a raster GIS. Offers an in-depth understanding of raster GIS capabilities and helps students apply GIS technologies more effectively in spatial analysis and modeling. Two class hours, two lab hours weekly. Spring semester only.
GIS 205 – Introduction to Vector GIS
Recommended background: GIS 101 or GIS 111. Introduction to vector GIS, particularly ArcGIS. Functional and analytical capabilities of ArcGIS are introduced. Building on GIS 111 fundamentals, students learn data query, manipulation, integration, and analysis techniques in the vector domain. Two class hours, two lab hours weekly. Fall semester only.
GIS 220 – Advanced GIS
Prerequisite: GIS 205. Upper-level GIS course focuses on advanced topics including planning, management, raster-vector integration, and data quality issues. Students learn how to do customization, spatial modeling, advanced editing, and database query in an ArcGIS environment. Combines components of geographic information technologies from previous semesters. Two class hours, two lab hours weekly. Spring semester only.
GIS 222 – GIS Programming
Recommended background: GIS 205. Introduces basic structure and capabilities of object-oriented programming in a GIS environment. Students learn how to automate GIS operations and customize user interface using programming language available in ArcGIS. Spring semester only.
GIS 251 – Special Topics
Brief overview of geographic information technologies (GIT). Basic theories and principles of a particular aspect of GIT are discussed. Students gain hands-on experience in collecting, editing and manipulating spatial or geographic data for viewing and analysis. Ten class hours, ten lab hours. Offered upon indication of need.
GIS 252 – Special Topics
Introduction to geographic information technologies (GIT). Basic theories and applications of GIS and GPS are discussed, and students gain hands-on training in collecting, editing, manipulating, processing, and analyzing spatial or geographic data for various applications. Ten class hours, ten lab hours weekly for two weeks or in any other combination. Offered upon indication of need.
GIS 253 – Special Topics
Extensive experience in applying geographic information technologies (GIT) includes basic theories and applications with hands-on training in collecting, editing, manipulating, processing, and integrating spatial or geographic data from diverse sources for analysis and modeling. Ten class hours, ten lab hours weekly for three weeks or any other combination. Offered upon indication of need.
GIS 275 – Internship in GIS
Prerequisite: GIS 111 or 101 and GIS 121 or equivalent experience. Individual study and field experience applying GIS technology in a workplace setting. Requires a minimum of six hours weekly at an internship site and a biweekly class meeting for a progress report. Requires a summary presentation and a journal of on-site activities. Offered upon indication of need.
GEOG 051 – The Middle East
Seeks to explain the conflict between the Arab world and Israel. Examines the conflict’s causes and the Palestinian refugee question. Also covers geographic significance of the region and oil politics. Three class hours weekly for five weeks. Offered upon indication of need.
GEOG 101 – World Geography
Introduction to modern geography examines selected social, economic, political and military aspects of Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and, if time permits, Asia or Latin America.
GEOG 105 – The United States
Study of U.S. regions including Alaska. Discusses current trends in population growth, migration, urbanization and resource use. Alternate academic years.
GEOL 101 – Earth Science
Introduces selected topics in geology, meteorology, and astronomy with emphasis on current environmental issues as related to these fields. An entry-level course in earth science. Two class hours and one two-hour lab weekly.
GEOL 110 – Physical Geology
Recommended background: GEOL 101 or high school earth science. General survey course in the basic principles of physical geology with in-depth coverage of selected topics such as streams, glaciers, ground water, weathering, soils, mass wasting, structural deformation, earthquakes, and volcanoes. Laboratory exercises focus on rock and mineral identification, topographic and aerial map interpretation. Six field trips and a field project are designed to emphasize local geology. Three class hours and one three-hour lab or field trip weekly.
GEOL 111 – Historical Geology
Recommended background: GEOL 101 or high school earth science. General survey of the basic principles of historical geology, focusing on the sequence of events and geologic forces influencing the formation of the earth and the evolution of life forms. Topics include plate tectonics, sedimentation, stratigraphy, evolution, and paleontology. Laboratory exercises and field trips focus on regional and local strata, stratigraphy, geologic maps, fossil identification, and collection. Three class hours and one three-hour lab or field trip weekly.
GEOL 130 – Renewable and Alternative – Energy Systems
Prerequisite: GEOL 101 or high school Earth Science and MATH 099 or equivalent. Provides an overview of alternative energy sources and their ability to meet energy needs. The fundamental concepts of solar, wind, geothermal and other sustainable energy sources will be covered. The availability, economics and environmental impact of these alternative sources will be compared.
HLTH 101 – Alcoholism and Its Effects
Lecture/discussion course presents a brief history of the use and abuse of alcohol in society, the effects of alcohol on the body, family, and career. Societal effects of alcohol use as well as treatment and control of alcoholism are discussed with respect to current trends.
HLTH 102 – Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco
Provides information on the types of substances that lend themselves to abuse through habituation, tolerance or addiction. Discusses effects and consequences of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco on physiological and behavioral aspects of one’s life. Also includes the problems of drug use from over-the-counter remedies to illegal trafficking.
HLTH 103 – Health
A survey of topics including units in fitness, nutrition, drug, alcohol and tobacco education and responsible sexuality. Intended to inform students of health risks and behavior modifications that will achieve optimum wellness in all dimensions of their lives.
HLTH 104 – Personal Health
In-depth course in maintaining lifelong good health examines emotional health, drug education, family health, personal fitness, disease, consumer, and environmental health.
HLTH 105 – Wellness and Weight Management
Techniques for assessing physical fitness and body composition. Develop an individualized program to attain and maintain a healthy weight, and improve fitness by applying principles of physical fitness and weight management.
HIST 101 – Western Civilization I
Topical approach to Western civilization addresses political, social, intellectual and economic issues; extends beyond past politics and chronologies to increase understanding of the historical record. Course focuses on European cultures from classical antiquity to 17th century; may extend further for in-depth historical treatment. Topics serve as case studies from which to evaluate the present.
HIST 102 – Western Civilization II
Surveys major developments in European history from the 17th century to the present. Some topics may extend further for in-depth perspective. Focuses on the behavior of the many as well as the notable few. Topics serve as case studies from which to evaluate the present. Non-European peoples are of concern only as they and their histories impinge on the development of European culture.
HIST 103 – Pre-History and Early American History
A survey of the basic narrative of the growth and development of America from native pre-history through the early Republic. The course will offer a general examination of Native America culturally, socially and politically. European and African influences on American history (from exploration to colonization) will be considered. The early years of the United States (from the American Revolution to the cultural, social, religious, and political development of the Republic) with sensitivity to American unity and diversity will be examined. The emerging international role of the colonies/states will be considered. While the major focus of the course is on pre-nineteenth century history, the course will extend into the 19th century in order to provide insight into results of themes examined in the course of the study (historical continuity).
HIST 104 – 19th Century American History
A survey of the basic narrative of growth and development of the America in the 19th century from Jeffersonian America through U.S. Imperialism. Economic, political, religious and social developments (with sensitivity to American unity and diversity) will be central to the 19th-century narrative. The course will also include military history (including the War of 1812, Mexican American War, the Civil War, and the Spanish American War). The course will also examine the developing relationship between the United States and the international community. While the major focus of the course is on nineteenth-century history, the course will extend into the 18th century in order to provide insight into root of themes examined in the course of the study (historical continuity).
HIST 105 – America in the 20th and 21st Centuries
A survey of the basic narrative of the growth and development of modern America. With sensitivity to issues of unity and diversity, the course will examine the cultural, social, economic, and political developments of America in the 20th and 21st centuries. Special emphasis will be placed on the expanded role America has played on the international stage. While the major focus of the course is on the 20th and 21st centuries century history, the course will extend into the 19th century in order to provide insight into the root of themes examined in the course of the study (historical continuity).
HIST 111 – World Civilizations I
Survey of cultural interactions between civilizations; inquiry into ideas, events, and people as forces for contact, change, and continuity in human issues. Exploring China, India, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas, ideas may include imperialist expansion, industrial transformation, revolts, wars, historiography of the other, slavery and race, religion and society, economy and ecology, decolonization, nationalism, globalism. Emphasizes relationships of events and global interaction of movements and ideas.
HIST 112 – World Civilizations II
Survey of cultural interactions between civilizations; inquiry into ideas, events, and people as forces for contact, change, and continuity in human issues. Provides a basis for comparing times, places, communities, and experiences. Focus is 18th century to present.
HIST 210 – American Military History
Recommended background: HIST 101-112. Traces the development of American military thought as well as evolution of military technology and weaponry, focusing on wars fought from the Revolution to the Vietnam conflict. Discussion of the current status of military technology and the future of warfare. Offered upon indication of need.
HIST 215 – World War II
Recommended background HIST 101-112.
This course examines the political relationships and the military conflicts among nations in the period 1910-1945. The causes and conduct of World War I and the development of nationalistic rivalries preceding 1939 are included in introductory material, and the course concludes with a description of the establishment of the post-war system of international alliances.
HIST 217 – African American History
Recommended background HIST 101-112. This course is an overview of African American history emphasizing the challenges and the contributions of African American individuals and communities. This course investigates the intellectual, social, economic, and political history of African Americans in the United States. Offered upon indication of need.
HIST 222 – The History of New York State
Recommended background HIST 101-112. A survey of the history of New York from pre-colonial times to the present. Topics include the Native New Yorkers (pre-colonial, colonial, and New York State), Colonial New Netherlands and New York, New York in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, the Erie Canal, New York’s reforms (abolition, women’s rights, religious, etc.), New York in the Civil War, immigration and migration, and the emergence of New York State in the modern world. Three hours of class per week.
HIST 224 – Women in American History
Recommended background HIST 101-112. A study of the historical experience of women in America from the colonial period through modern times. Topics include the examination of women and work, education, legal and political status, religious movements, and social organizations, with attention to issues of age, class, race, power, sexuality, and regionalization as significant variables in women’s experience.
HIST 226 – Civil War and Reconstruction
Recommended background HIST 101-112. This course covers the social, economic, and political causes of the Civil War, an in-depth view of its military execution, a geographic study of the war, some of the political and military figures involved, and the Reconstruction of the parts of the United States affected by the war following its conclusion. In order to enhance the students’ ability to reason historically, the course will include a variety of political and cultural perspectives and a substantial amount of readings from primary historical resources.
HIST 239 – Selected Topics
This course is devoted to a particular historical event or personage, a particular theme or related themes in history, or the history of a particular area of the world. Note: This course may be used as a social sciences or liberal arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of a history requirement without permission of the division chair.
HON 101 – Introduction to Critical Thinking
This course serves as an introduction to honors study, providing a basic orientation to critical thinking. It helps students in the honors option develop their critical thinking skills by challenging their assumptions and encouraging them to analyze their decisions. Course content includes reading and writing about contemporary issues, developing a foundation which the students build upon as they work towards their senior capstone project for honors study. (Pre-req or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101)
HON 201-202 – Honors Seminar
Discussion-oriented class gives students the opportunity to think across disciplinary lines and engage in discussion and writing about significant questions in the field of expertise of the instructor. Since the seminar is defined by method and structure rather than by content, actual content can vary. The course is an opportunity for close faculty/student mentoring. Open to sophomore Honors Study students; others with instructor’s permission.
HE 239 – Special Topics in the Disciplines
Presents a topic or theme developed by faculty in different disciplines. Students approach the topic using various tools, methods, and skills from more than one disciplinary perspective. Course fosters appreciation of varying and often different approaches to the same issue. Students enlarge their own perspectives; learn to think in more creative, original, and unconventional ways; practice synthesizing and integrating widely varying materials; and become more sensitive to disciplinary, political, and other biases. Prerequisites to be determined by individual instructors and divisions. Offered upon indication of need.
INT 239 – Interdisciplinary Study in Native American Culture and Education
This is an Interdisciplinary study course which meets the SUNY General Education guidelines for Other World Civilizations. The course includes a 10-week online component and culminates in a week-long, on-site service learning experience at the Seminole Tribe of Florida school in Big Cypress, Florida. Students will explore past and present perspectives of the Seminole culture to facilitate intercultural exploration and understanding. Service learning opportunities include but are not limited to in-class tutoring of children (pre-K through 8th grade), implementation of a week-long art program, and special programming for the library, computer lab, reading rooms, and physical education classes. May be used as a Liberal Arts or free elective or to satisfy Honors study requirements. Fall only with one week travel during January Intersession.
ITAL 103-104 – Intermediate Italian I-II
The essential principles of Italian grammar are comprehensively reviewed. Emphasis is on correct expression in both written and spoken Italian and practice of common idioms. Reading of graded texts forms the basis for class discussions in Italian. Prerequisite: Italian 102 or permission of instructor.
ITAL 111–112 – Italian Conversation Level I-II
For students who wish to learn, speak and understand Italian, but who are not primarily interested in reading or writing the language. Emphasis on correct pronunciation, idiomatic expressions, basic vocabulary and minimal grammar and structure necessary for speaking. Offered upon indication of need.
ITAL 165 – Italian Language, Art, and Culture
Two-week study/travel course in Italy. Offers a unique opportunity to explore Italian life and culture, past and present. Lectures in English on various aspects of Italian culture, art-walks covering Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque art and architecture, visits to noted museums and churches, and Italian conversation meetings. Cities visited are Rome, Florence, Venice, Assisi, Pompei, Amalfi Coast and Sorrento. No knowledge of Italian is required. Offered upon indication of need.
LIB 102 – Information Research Skills
Recommended for all students, a hands-on foundation for information literacy and research skills, using traditional library resources and computer applications. Topics include understanding the research process; accessing sources through the online catalog, electronic databases, and the World Wide Web; evaluating sources; using information ethically and legally to fill an information need. Especially appropriate for students beginning college studies; also useful for students who want to be more successful in research projects for other college courses. Class meets twice a week for five weeks. Every academic year.
MATH 070 – Basic Algebra
See Math Flowchart, page 123. Provides the basic mathematical skills necessary to enter MATH 099. Topics include operations of whole numbers and signed numbers, fractions and decimals, as well as ratio, proportions, and percents. Introduces equations, geometric applications, the laws of exponents, operations with polynomials, and basic factoring.
MATH 099 – Elementary Algebra
See Math Flowchart, page 123. Topics include the algebra of whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers; binary operations involving polynomials; introduction of the laws of exponents; equation-solving techniques for first-degree equations; solving simultaneous linear equations by graphing, substitution and addition methods; word problems. No previous knowledge of algebra is assumed.
MATH 102 – Intermediate Algebra
Prerequisite: MATH 099 or pass placement test for MATH 099. Assumes knowledge of elementary algebra. Reviews basic algebraic concepts, then progresses to rational exponents; solution of linear, rational, quadratic and radical equations; introduction of the function concept; factoring polynomials, synthetic division, and the algebra of radicals. Includes applications with word problems.
MATH 104 – College Algebra and Trigonometry
Prerequisite: MATH 102 or equivalent. (See Math Flowchart, page 123.) Continuation of MATH 102 introduces the basics of trigonometry and reviews basic properties of the complex number system. The concept of function is applied to algebraic, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Emphasis on applications of trigonometry to right and oblique triangles and vectors. A scientific calculator is required.
MATH 106 – Pre-Calculus
Prerequisite: MATH 104 or equivalent. (See Math Flowchart, page 123.) Completes the study of algebraic and trigonometric skills necessary for successful study of calculus. Trigonometric functions and identities are applied to analytic geometry. Systems of equations and inequalities are solved using algebraic, graphical and matrix/determinant methods. Theory of equations including remainder, factor, and De Moivre’s theorem are used to study and help in graphing of equations. Introduces series and sequences (arithmetic and geometric), the binomial theorem, and mathematical induction. A scientific calculator is required.
MATH 108 – Calculus I
Prerequisite: MATH 106 or equivalent. (See Math Flowchart, page 123.) Studies functions; properties of limits and continuity; derivatives with applications to related rates, maximum/minimum and curve sketching; the chain rule; differentials; the mean value theorem; Newton’s Method; integration with applications to plane areas, volumes of solids of revolution by disk, shell, and cross sections. Differentiation and integration of exponential and logarithmic functions are applied to growth and decay. Four class hours weekly.
MATH 112 – Contemporary Mathematics
Prerequisite: MATH 099 or equivalent. (See Math Flowchart, page 123.) Prepares students for an understanding of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, data analysis, and quantitative reasoning. Students will show competence in these skill areas with additional support using the computer software including the resources available on the internet.
MATH 114 – Applied Mathematics for Technologists
Prerequisite: MATH 102 or pass placement test for MATH 104. Intended for Mechanical Technology and Electrical Technology students, but open to any student. With emphasis on applications, focuses on various topics of algebra and trigonometry including mathematics misconceptions, linear/quadratic equations and functions, common and natural logarithms, properties of logarithms, trigonometric functions, right angle trigonometry, and the law of sines and cosines. Applications include calculator limitations, proportions, unit analysis, projectile motion, frequency response of electrical systems, vector and component analysis, and coordinate analysis of complex shapes. A scientific calculator is required.
MATH 115 – Concepts of Elementary Mathematics I
Prerequisite: MATH 099 or pass placement test for MATH 099. An experiential investigation of mathematical concepts currently taught in elementary school such as problem-solving, sets and relations, numeration systems, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and number theory. Students will understand and demonstrate the mathematical curriculum recommended by New York State and learn various ways to communicate comprehension to the elementary student.
MATH 116 – Concepts of Elementary Mathematics II
Prerequisite: MATH 099 or pass placement test for MATH 099. An experiential investigation of mathematical concepts currently taught in elementary school, such as probability, statistics, geometry, and the metric system. Students will understand and demonstrate the mathematical curriculum recommended by New York State and learn various ways to communicate comprehension to the elementary student.
MATH 201 – Calculus II
Prerequisite: MATH 108 or equivalent. (See Math Flowchart, page 123.) Continuation of Calculus I. Topics include applications of integration in arc length and surface area, work, fluid pressure and fluid force, moments and centroids, integration techniques, L’Hopital’s Rule and improper integrals. Also covers sequences, infinite series, Taylor Series, interval of convergence, conic sections, parametric equations, polar equations and their graphs. Four class hours weekly.
MATH 202 – Calculus III
Prerequisite: MATH 201 or equivalent. (See Math Flowchart, page 123.) Multivariable calculus including vectors in planes and space; lines, planes, and surfaces in space; rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates; vector-valued functions, motion, arc length and curvature; functions of several variables, partial derivatives, chain rules, directional derivatives and gradients, tangent planes; Lagrange multipliers.
Also, multiple integration applied to volume center of mass and surface area; vector analysis including vector fields, line integrals, Green’s Theorem, parametric surfaces, surface integrals, divergence, curl and Stokes’ Theorem. Four class hours weekly.
MATH 203 – Linear Algebra
Prerequisite: MATH 106 or equivalent. (See Math Flowchart, page 123.) Introduces linear algebra with emphasis on interpretation and the development of computational techniques. Topics include systems of equations; matrices are utilized for the interpretation of vector spaces, subspaces, independence bases, dimension, inner product, outer product, orthogonal and orthonormal sets. Also the transformation of matrices, matrix operations, inverses, conditions for invertibility, determinants and their properties. The characteristics equation and its eigenvalue are used for problem-solving and the development of linear transformations.
MATH 204 – Differential Equations and Series
Prerequisite: MATH 201. (See Math Flowchart, page 123.) Techniques for solving differential equations of first and higher order; focus on linear differential equations. Methods include separation of variables, undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, D-operators, Laplace transforms and infinite series. Applications include formulation, solution, and interpretation of initial and boundary value problems in physics, electricity, and engineering. Four class hours weekly.
MATH 210 – Data Structures
Prerequisite: CS 222. Introduces the student to most commonly used data structures and their implementation. Algorithms and operations show the use of major data structures in computer science. Includes stacks, symbol tables, queues, sets, search trees, strings, and graphs. Study provides a basis for developing new algorithms.
MATH 212 – Discrete Mathematics
Prerequisite: MATH 106 or equivalent. Introduction includes propositional and predicate logic, sets, functions, matrix algebra, number theory, algorithms, valid arguments, direct and indirect proofs, proof by contradiction, mathematical induction, permutations, combinations and other counting techniques, and discrete probability.
MATH 214 – Statistics
Prerequisite: MATH 104 and higher, or MATH 102 with a minimum final grade of C+. Topics range from data collection, descriptive statistics and linear regression models to inferential statistics. Includes probability, counting principles, and binomial probability distribution. Normal probability distribution and student’s t-distribution are discussed in single and two-populations applications. Statistical inference (confidence intervals and hypothesis testing) in sociology, psychology, and business/industry are stressed. Additional topics may include Chi-square goodness of fit test, tests for independence, and testing the significance of the linear regression model.
Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology
MMT 101 – Machine Tools 1
This course introduces the student to a hands-on study of basic theory and laboratory experiences for lathes, milling, drilling, grinding, bench work, and bulk manufacturing operations. Study of cutting speeds and feeds, surface finishes, as well as machine capabilities is included. An introduction to welding, materials, and welding processes will be included. Hands-on skills with basic part layout, measurement, inspection, and technical drawing reading skills used by machinists will be emphasized. Two class hours, two lab hours weekly.
MMT 102 – Machine Tools 2
This course is a continuation of MMT 101 introduces the student to a hands-on study of basic theory and laboratory experiences with an introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining concepts and techniques. This course includes: Information on topics as applied to manufacturing include: safety, calculating feeds and speeds, depth of cut, trigonometry calculations for machinists, tool selection, introduction to fixtures, set-up sheets, and basic operations and setup of CNC lathes and mills Additional theory and laboratory experiences include: machine tooling for milling and lathe work. Introduction to the controller for basic CNC operations, set up, and tool length offsets. Basic tooling setup and tooling preset to increase accuracy and increase production will be utilized. Introduction to procedures used to operate the computer numerical control (CNC) lathe and mill. This course includes an introduction to the standard M and G codes used with basic programming and operations of computer numerical control CNC lathes and mills. Basic CAD skills to produce basic geometric shapes and layouts to and trigonometric calculations will be used to calculate cutter positioning for CNC applications. Application of measurement, inspection, and technical drawing reading skills used by machinist will be emphasized. One class hour and Three lab hours weekly.
MMT 122 – Mechanical/Industrial CAD
Pre-requisite: ENGR 126 or equivalent. Focuses on mechanical design principles and practices in various specialized areas of mechanical/industrial drafting. Topics include bearings and shafts, gearing and cams, threads, fasteners, and springs. Introduces industrial dimensioning and tolerancing principles is based on ANSI Y14.5M standards. Detailed representation is accomplished using two and three-dimensional computer-aided design techniques. Two class hours, four lab hours weekly.
MMT 141 – Fundamentals of Plastics Technology
Introduces students to all discipline of plastics converting (extrusion, EBM, ISBM, IM, Vacuum forming, compression molding). Covers the equipment related to each discipline (primary and auxiliary), and the materials used along with their properties and applications. Students learn about what drives the need for this industry and product life cycles. Visits to industry sites are part of the curriculum. Three class hours and three lab hours weekly. Pre-requisite: Completion of concurrent enrollment in MMT101.
MMT 208 – Advanced CAD/CAM
Prerequisite: ENGR 103, MMT 101, Pre or Co-requisite: MMT 102, MMT 221. This course is a continuation of MMT 102. Designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to program computer numerical control (CNC) machines using Computer Aided Design (CAD) combined with Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Lectures address such topics as drawing interpretation, program formats, input media, setup, using fixtures, writing M and G code programs, sub-routines, looping and loop counters, creating canned cycles, and advanced tool changing using CNC controllers, while the laboratory sessions give the students practice in programming learned techniques. This course will utilize 3D solid modeling and 2D CAD skills to produce complex geometry. Mold design will be explored in a capstone project based experience. Two class hours, two lab hours weekly.
MMT 220 – Machine Design
Prerequisite ENGR 228. This course focuses on fundamental concepts and problem-solving techniques required by industry. Using case studies and actual industrial design problems, students develop the capability to design and layout engineered products and systems and prepare working drawing and specifications necessary for production. Design and layout problem solving, dimensioning practices, tolerancing and size dimensioning and tolerancing (SD&T) are emphasized. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) with form features, orientation, runout, and locational tolerancing will be incorporated in this course. Computer-aided design with emphasis on component specification preparation and advanced assembly modeling. Two class hours, four lab hours weekly.
MMT 221 – Tool and Die Design
Prerequisite: ENGR 103,126, 228. Concurrent enrollment in MATH 104. Using case studies and industrial design problems, students learn to improve manufacturing processes through tool design techniques. Includes problem-solving techniques, process analysis, designing fixtures and jigs, introduction to punch and die sets, quality improvements in manufacturing, and introduction to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Computer-aided design will be used in the laboratory. Two class hours/four lab hours weekly
MMT 241 Plastics Technology: Injection Molding
Instructs students in the setups required for the entire injection molding process. Covers the associated tooling and the design / build considerations. The purpose, function and hands-on operation of primary and auxiliary equipment is included. Material properties, process troubleshooting, automation, quality control, and workflow methodology are all covered as they relate to injection molding. Three class hour and three lab hours weekly. Pre-requisite: MMT 141.
MMT 242 – Plastics Technology: Blow Molding
Instructs students in the setups required for the entire blow molding process. Covers the associated tooling and the design / build considerations. The purpose, function and hands-on operation of primary and auxiliary equipment is included. Material properties, process troubleshooting, automation, quality control, and workflow methodology are all covered as they relate to injection molding. Three class hours and three lab hours weekly. Pre-requisite: MMT 141.
MUSI 100 – College Chorus
Open to all students. Provides an opportunity for students to enjoy and develop their singing voices. Activities include concerts for the College and community. Three lab hours weekly. May be repeated for a maximum of four credit hours.
MUSI 101 – Music Appreciation
Studies the art of music listening including the basic elements of music, a variety of musical styles and performing media. Recordings and audiovisual materials are supplemented with live music.
MUSI 102 – Jazz
History and appreciation of jazz for all musical experience levels. Includes discrimination between jazz and related styles; other listening skills include analysis of aspects of form, rhythm, harmony, and melody.
MUSI 104 – Music Essentials
Presents music fundamentals to students and prospective teachers in pre-K, elementary, special, or physical education programs. Study at the piano keyboard introduces students to reading and writing music notation.
MUSI 105 – Music Theory
This course is designed for all students interested in the study of music theory concepts. Students will develop skills in music theory and analysis, music composition, arranging and aural cognition.
MUSI 111 – Rock
History and appreciation of rock music for students of all musical experience levels. Topics include rock artists, form, rhythm, harmony, and melody; also discriminating between rock and related styles.
MUSI 112 – Music in Performance
Two-week course in music appreciation through live performances utilizes a trip to New York City. Detailed study and analysis of works precedes concert attendance. Concerts may include a Broadway musical, choral music, an opera or ballet, the symphony and/or a jazz performance. Offered upon indication of need.
MUSI 114 – Guitar Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble is a small ensemble course, in which students will rehearse and perform music from standard guitar ensemble repertoire. A department audition is required. One class hour weekly. May be repeated for a maximum of four credit hours.
MUSI 115 – Jazz Ensemble
Course explores the repertoire for the jazz ensemble which includes: swing, bebop, hard bop, cool, avant-garde, and fusion jazz styles. The jazz ensemble is for any level of improviser; however, an audition is required for placement.
MUSI 116 – Small Group Ensemble
This is a performance-oriented course dealing with all aspects of jazz/commercial small group performance. Students will rehearse three-time weekly and have the opportunity to perform on- and off-campus throughout the semester.
MUSI 117 – Rock Ensemble
Rock Ensemble is a small ensemble course, in which students will rehearse and perform music from the rock genre. A department audition is required. One class hour weekly. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits.
MUSI 118 – Jazz Combo
Jazz combo is a “hands-on” ensemble course, in which students will rehearse and perform music from the jazz genre. A department audition is required. One class hour weekly. May be repeated for a maximum of four credit hours.
MUSI 119 – R & B Ensemble
R & B Ensemble is a “hands-on” ensemble course, in which students will rehearse and perform music from the rhythm and blues genre. A department audition is required. One class hour weekly. May be repeated for a maximum of four credit hours.
MUSI 120 – World Rhythm Ensemble
World Rhythm Ensemble is a “hands-on” ensemble course, in which students will rehearse and perform percussion music from world cultures. A department audition is required. One class hour weekly. May be repeated for a maximum of four credit hours.
MUSI 121 – World Music
Introduction to World Music will explore the musical traditions of selective African, Asian, Caribbean, Eastern European and Latin American cultures. (OW)
MUSI 140 – A Cappella
Offers students the opportunity to rehearse and perform vocal music without accompaniment. Activities include performances on and off campus. One lab hour weekly.
MUSI 141 – Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Offers students the opportunity to rehearse and perform music from the jazz repertoire. Activities include performances on and off campus. One lab hour weekly.
MUSI 152 – Class Voice
Designed for students of any singing ability who desire to improve their singing voice. Students learn how to produce a good singing tone and sing effectively. Three lab hours weekly.
MUSI 154 – Piano I
For beginning piano players. Students proceed at their individual pace learning basic theoretical concepts as applied to the keyboard. Students learn how to play piano melodies and perform written works. Correct piano technique is taught as well as proper phrasing and expressiveness in playing. Three class hours and one lab hour weekly.
MUSI 156 – Piano II
Recommended background: MUSI 104, 154, private piano study or equivalent. Students move at an individual pace and build on previous playing skills. Solutions for technical problems are given. Three class hours and one lab hour weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
MUSI 158 – Guitar
Students of any playing level may enroll in this guitar course. Beginning students learn at their own pace to read music, chord notation, and to play chords, scales and fingering. Three class hours and one lab hour weekly.
MUSI 170 – Music Preparation for Audio Professionals
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Addresses the musical needs of both aspiring audio professionals and general students. Students have the opportunity to become comfortable with music as well as technical language.
MUSI 200 – Applied Music Lessons
Prerequisite: Department audition required. This course enables students to study privately with an instructor with the same instrumental or vocal specialization, depending on availability of faculty.
MUSI 205 – Music Composition
Prerequisites: MUSI 105, MUSI 154. In this course, intermediate concepts and materials of music composition are covered. The student will have assigned projects in motive and phrase development, periodic construction, phrase shape, and part writing. The student will complete short pieces for keyboard and small instrumental/vocal combinations.
MUSI 206 – Digital Music Notation
Digital Music Notation is a course that covers music notation topics utilizing music software. Three-course hours weekly.
MUSI 207 – Digital Music Arranging
Digital Music Arranging is a course that covers music technology topics in music sequencing and programming. Three-course hours weekly.
MUSI 210 – Special Topics in Music
Course is devoted to a specific topic or area of expertise in music. Students will have an opportunity to experience an area of music study not fully covered in other courses.
NURS 100 – Nursing Success Strategies
Concurrent enrollment: NURS 101. Provides matriculated nursing students with skills to develop and implement a successful plan of study in the nursing curriculum. Emphasis is placed on awareness of learning style, goal setting, time management, student nurse stress management, critical thinking skills, study techniques, NCLEX (National Council Licensure Exam) test-taking techniques and use of college academic resources. This course focuses on the application of practical strategies to enhance the student’s ability to survive and thrive within the academic rigors of a nursing program. One class hour weekly for fifteen weeks.
NURS 101 – Fundamentals of Patient Care
Concurrent enrollment in or completion of BIOL 203. Adult, child, and infant CPR certification required prior to clinical. This foundational course introduces students to the practice of professional nursing as a therapeutic process of caring, knowledge, judgment, and skill. The core concepts of individual, professional nursing and health care are an organizing framework. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of health, wellness and illness, professional behaviors, accountability, assessment, caring interventions for basic human needs, clinical decision making, safety, communication, evidence-based practice, legal issues, stress and coping, culture, and healthcare systems. Students will integrate theory into practice by caring for adult and older patient’s basic needs in long-term and acute care settings. The student is expected to demonstrate competency of selected basic nursing skills in the Nursing Lab. Four class hours and twelve clinical laboratory hours weekly.
NURS 102 – Nursing in Physical / Mental Health I
Prerequisite: NURS 101 and BIOL 203. Concurrent enrollment in or completion of BIOL 204. Adult, child and infant CPR certification. This course builds upon the skills, abilities, and knowledge developed in Nursing 101. The core concepts of individual, professional nursing and health care are an organizing framework. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of elimination, metabolism, cellular regulation, oxygenation, perfusion, inflammation, mobility, teaching and learning, and clinical decision making. The student will integrate theory into practice by caring for adult and older adult patients with common medical-surgical health problems in acute care settings. The student is expected to demonstrate competency of selected intermediate nursing skills in the Nursing Lab. Four class hours and twelve clinical laboratory hours weekly.
NURS 104 – Clinical Enrichment Practicum
This nursing elective provides 45 hours of clinical enrichment in an acute care hospital setting under the supervision of an expert nursing clinical instructor. The student will build upon previously mastered principles of interpersonal, technical and cognitive skills related to individualized client needs. Clinical learning activities will be provided to further develop the student’s ability to think critically, to reason and form judgments, and to assess, analyze and resolve client-centered health problems.
NURS 165 – Health Care in Great Britain: Historical, Contemporary, and Future Perspectives
This international study-travel course is offered to health care providers, administrators, and others with an interest in exploring health care issues in Great Britain. The intent is to enrich and broaden the historic and cultural insights of the health care provider through immersion in and study of an international health care system. Participants will meet and exchange ideas with their British peers and compare and contrast variations in past, current, and future trends between the National Health Service and United States health care system. This course will consist of an intensive two-week series of tours, lectures, and discussions including well-known London sites associated with past health care issues. Historic and cultural influences will be explored during visits to the Roman baths at Bath, the original Old St. Thomas’ Operating Theatre, Stonehenge, the Wellcome Collection, the Nurse’s Chapel at Westminster Abbey, the Florence Nightingale Museum, the Gordon Museum, and other sites of interest. Intersession only.
NURS 203 – Trends in Nursing
Concurring Requisite: NURS 216, NURS 217. This course provides students with an overview of contemporary issues and trends and their impact on the nursing profession. The role of the associate degree nurse and the transition from student to member of the profession will be explored. Focuses on the core concepts of professional nursing and healthcare. One class hour weekly for fifteen weeks.
NURS 207 – Pharmacology
This course provides essential information to promote the knowledge and skills of safe drug therapy. Basic pharmacologic concepts and application of the nursing process in drug therapy establish the framework of this course. The content is organized into topics by therapeutic drug classifications and their effects on particular body systems. The focus on rationales for nursing actions provides a strong knowledge base and scientific foundation for safe and effective drug therapy in clinical nursing practice. Three class hours weekly for fifteen weeks.
NURS 211 – Health Assessment
Prerequisite: NURS 101. This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to collect a comprehensive health history and perform a physical assessment of the integumentary, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neurological, musculoskeletal, lymphatic, and reproductive systems, and the eyes, ears, nose, throat, head, and neck regions. Holistic client assessment is emphasized with nutritional and cultural nursing considerations. The lab component will provide practice and evaluation to ensure basic level competency. Two class hours and two lab hours weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
NURS 212 – Health Assessment I
Prerequisite: NURS 101. This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to collect a comprehensive health history and perform a physical assessment of the integumentary, respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems. Holistic client assessment is emphasized with nutritional and cultural nursing considerations. Students will independently practice assessment skills and provide documentation for each body system. One and one-half class hours weekly or ninety-minute class weekly.
NURS 213 – Health Assessment II
Prerequisites: NURS 102, NURS 212. This course will build upon knowledge and skills acquired in Health Assessment I. Comprehensive health history, and physical assessment techniques of the neurological, musculoskeletal, lymphatic, reproductive, eyes, ears, nose, throat, head and neck regions, and systems will be provided. Holistic client assessment is continued. Students will independently practice assessment skills and provide documentation for each body system. One and one-half class hours weekly or ninety-minute class weekly.
NURS 214 – Family / Community Nursing I
Prerequisites: NURS 101, NURS 102, BIOL 203, BIOL 204. Adult, child and infant CPR certification. This course builds upon the skills, abilities, and knowledge developed in Nursing 101 and Nursing 102. The core concepts of individual, professional nursing and health care are an organizing framework. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of sexuality, reproduction, growth and development, family, infection, health care systems, health policy, and clinical decision making. The student will integrate theory into practice by caring for patients in pediatric, obstetric, home care, and community settings. The student is expected to demonstrate competency of selected intermediate nursing skills in the Nursing Lab. Four class hours and twelve clinical laboratory hours weekly for seven weeks.
NURS 215 – Nursing in Physical / Mental Health II
Prerequisites: NURS 101, NURS 102, BIOL 203, BIOL 204. Adult, child and infant CPR certification. This course builds upon the skills, abilities, and knowledge developed in Nursing 101 and Nursing 102. The core concepts of individual, professional nursing and health care are an organizing framework. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of mental health, stress and coping, perfusion, oxygenation, acid-base balance, metabolism, collaboration, and clinical decision making. The student will integrate theory into practice by caring for adult and older adult patients in acute care and mental health settings. The student is expected to demonstrate competency of selected intermediate nursing skills in the Nursing Lab. Four class hours and twelve clinical laboratory hours for seven weeks.
NURS 216 – Family / Community Nursing II
Prerequisites: NURS 101, NURS 102, NURS 214, NURS 215, BIOL 203, BIOL 204. Adult, child and infant CPR certification. This course builds upon the skills, abilities, and knowledge developed in Nursing 101, Nursing 102, Nursing 214 and Nursing 215. The core concepts of individual, professional nursing and health care are an organizing framework. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of metabolism, intracranial regulation, cellular regulation, perfusion, tissue integrity, mobility, inflammation, and collaboration. The role of nurse as manager of care is further developed with increased autonomy and an emphasis of the development of interdisciplinary collaboration skills. The student will integrate theory into practice by caring for patients in pediatric, obstetric, home care, and community settings. The student is expected to demonstrate competency of selected advanced nursing skills in the Nursing Lab. Four class hours and twelve clinical laboratory hours weekly for seven weeks.
NURS 217 – Nursing in Physical / Mental Health III
Prerequisites: NURS 101, NURS 102, NURS 214, NURS 215, BIOL 203, BIOL 204. Adult, child and infant CPR certification. This course builds upon the skills, abilities, and knowledge developed in Nursing 101, 102, 214, and 215. The core concepts of individual, professional nursing and health care are an organizing framework. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid and electrolyte balance, metabolism, intracranial regulation, cellular regulation, immunity, and mobility. The role of the nurse as manager of care is further developed with increased autonomy and an emphasis on the development of leadership skills. The student will integrate theory into practice by caring for adult and older adult patients in acute care settings and the clinical preceptorship. The student is expected to demonstrate competency of selected advanced nursing skills in the Nursing Lab Four class hours and twelve clinical laboratory hours weekly for seven weeks.
NURS 220 – The Art of Nursing: Alternative Therapies
This course considers the process of providing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual care to others by focusing on alternative therapies that promote the self-healing capabilities within individuals. Nursing as an art is a caring profession that seeks to assist clients toward favorable health changes. Alternative therapies and their relation to the concept of healing, provide the framework for this course. Offered upon indication of need.
Occupational Therapy Assistant
OTA 101 – Introduction to Occupational Therapy
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors, this course introduces the history, philosophy, ethics and theoretical framework of the OT profession. This course examines the role of occupational therapy and its place in contemporary healthcare, community-based and educational systems. Content includes the roles of the registered occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant, state, and national credentialing requirements, and the development of professional behaviors. Includes one or more field visits, accomplished through out-of-class assignments made to observe occupational therapy services. Registration in this course requires student to purchase liability insurance as specified by OTA program. Two class hours weekly for fifteen weeks.
OTA 103 – Occupational Performance Across the Lifespan
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors. This class focuses on the use of activity analysis and its role in the practice of occupational therapy. Physical, psychosocial, and sociocultural influences are integrated into activity analysis for occupations across the lifespan. Introduces the language of occupational therapy and the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. Studies the OT process and the role of the registered occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant in each step. Examines how the components of the practice framework are applied to evaluation, intervention, and discharge planning. Lab component includes activity analysis, adapting, grading and teaching of activities in small and large groups. Health program fee required. Two class hours and two lab hours weekly for fifteen weeks.
OTA 105 – Clinical Conditions and Medical Terminology
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors, this course focuses on the etiology, progression, and symptoms of medical and psychological conditions that are commonly referred to occupational therapy services. Takes a life span approach to the study of the effects of trauma, diseases and congenital conditions on the biological, psychological and social domains of occupational behavior. An exploration of cultural perspectives on disease, disability, and wellness will be included. Procedures and precautions ensuring safety of clients and caregivers will be covered. Course material includes medical terminology and abbreviations learned in a self-study format. Two class hours weekly for fifteen weeks.
OTA 110 – Clinical and Community Practice IA
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors, this course consists of classroom instruction and supervised observation and participation in a setting appropriate to occupational therapy service. Qualified personnel for supervision of this fieldwork experience include, but are not limited to OT practitioners, psychologists, physician assistants, teachers, social workers, nurses and physical therapists. Emphasis is on observation and introductory skill development, assessment and documentation, development of professional behaviors and interactional skills in a setting with a culturally diverse client population. Papers and projects are assigned in the classroom component of the course. Registration in this course requires that students purchase liability insurance as specified by the OTA program. Transportation to the clinical site is the responsibility of the student. Current CPR certification required. Eight class hours and thirty-five clinical hours.
OTA 111 – Human Movement for Occupation
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors, this course presents the basic principles of biomechanics and kinesiology related to human movement and occupational performance. Emphasis is on the interrelationship between elements of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems during body movement and functional activity in both children and adults. Coordination of body movement, posture and balance, and pathology related to movement and their application to occupational therapy will be examined. Activity analysis of functional movements required for work, self-care, school, play and leisure activities will be used for developing foundational skills in assessment and intervention planning. Lab component of the course provides hands-on experiences with the study and analysis of body structures and movements. Lab experience allows students to practice assessment of movement, strength, and treatment in the biomechanical frame of reference. One class hour and two lab hours weekly for fifteen weeks.
OTA 113 – Occupational Therapy Process: Birth to Adolescence
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors, this course covers human development from birth to adolescence, with emphasis on occupational performance of typical and atypical individuals. The course will address models of practice and frames of reference used to guide the development of intervention strategies used in pediatric practice. Emphasis will be on the occupational therapy process, evidence-based practice, and roles of the OT and OTA in a variety of practice settings. The course also includes appropriate communication skills with children, family, staff and community members; reimbursement issues relevant to pediatrics; legal aspects which affect children’s services; and appropriate documentation for pediatric practice. Critical thinking and problem solving using case studies, application of treatment principles and hands-on learning are included in the laboratory component of the course. Health program fee required. Three class hours and three lab hours weekly for fifteen weeks.
OTA 115 – Technology and Adaptation Across the Lifespan
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors, this course provides students with a basic knowledge of assistive devices and techniques that occupational therapy assistants use to foster participation and health in pediatric to geriatric populations across a variety of practice settings. Students will be exposed to both low and high-level technologies including the use of adaptive equipment, wheelchairs and positioning devices, computer modifications, and community mobility. This course provides instruction in the selection and modification of adaptive equipment and mobility devices as well as the documentation to support these services. Students will learn how to educate clients in the use of assistive devices needed to improve occupational performance. One class hour and two lab hours weekly for fifteen weeks.
OTA 117 – Professional Communication Skills for the OTA
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors, this class focuses on development of effective verbal and nonverbal and written communication skills used by Occupational Therapy Assistants in a variety of practice settings. Includes strategies for professional communication and collaboration with supervisors, other professionals, clients and their families/significant others, and community organizations. Students participate in role plays and practice documenting therapy services based on simulated clinical situations. Two lab hours weekly for fifteen weeks.
OTA 120 – Clinical and Community Practice IB
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors, this course consists of classroom instruction and supervised observation and participation in a setting appropriate to occupational therapy service. Qualified personnel for supervision of the fieldwork experience include, but are not limited to OT practitioners, psychologists, physician assistants, teachers, social workers, nurses and physical therapists. Emphasis is on observation and introductory skill development, assessment and documentation, development of professional behaviors and interactional skills in a setting with a culturally diverse client population. This fieldwork experience focuses on the psychological and social factors that influence client participation. Papers and projects are assigned in the classroom component of the course. Eight lecture hours and 35 clinical hours will be completed in the semester. Registration in this course requires that students purchase liability insurance as specified by the OTA program. Transportation to the clinical site is the responsibility of the student. Current CPR certification required. This course is only offered during the summer. Eight class hours and thirty-five clinical hours.
OTA 201 – Occupational Therapy Process: Adults and Elders
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors, this course focuses on the role of the occupational therapy assistant working with adults, elders and their families across the continuum of care. Discusses the influence of the aging process on physical, sensory, psychosocial and cognitive aspects of functional abilities. Addresses theories of aging, models of practice, policy issues and clinical skills relevant to practice with adults and elders in rehabilitation, home health care, long-term care, adult day care, community wellness and prevention programs. Lab component consists of hands-on activities and problem-solving activities based on simulated clinical situations related to the occupational performance of adults and elders. Two class hours and one lab hour weekly for fifteen weeks.
OTA 203 – Occupational Therapy Process: Mental Health Across the Lifespan
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors, this course introduces students to common psychiatric and neurobehavioral conditions and their impact on occupational performance in individuals across the lifespan. Presents the theoretical underpinnings of occupational therapy and their application in a variety of mental health settings. Emphasizes provision of services using the OT process of evaluation, planning, and implementation of treatment, transition and discharge planning and documentation of care. Provides students with training in developing and implementing client-centered interventions for individuals and groups with psychosocial dysfunction Two class hours and one lab hour weekly for fifteen weeks.
OTA 205 – Occupational Therapy Process: Physical Health Across the Lifespan
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors, this course emphasizes the theory and application of occupational therapy treatment techniques for clients of all ages who experience physically disabling conditions that impact on health and participation in life activities. The course explores the occupational therapy process, including assessment, planning, and implementation of intervention, documentation, and appropriate role delineation. Topics include stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, fractures and joint replacements. This course is designed to help students develop proficiency the application of physical disabilities treatment techniques. Health program fee required. Three class hours and three lab hours weekly for fifteen weeks.
OTA 207 – Professional Transition and Management
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors, this class explores professional issues related to the transition from student to OTA practitioner. Topics include the professional responsibilities of Level II Fieldwork, the relationship of OTA as member of service provision team, program development, quality assurance, professional advocacy, the role of OTA as educator, research assistant and entrepreneur, methods of reimbursement, and requirements for national and state credentialing. Students will develop a professional portfolio, resume and cover letter for employment. One class hour and two lab hours weekly for fifteen weeks.
OTA 210 – Fieldwork II A
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors, in this course students participate in the first of two required Level II fieldwork rotations. This course provides an in-depth experience in the delivery of occupational therapy services in one of a variety of clinical placement sites. Students develop and expand their depth and range of practice skills with the goal of achieving entry-level competency in applying the OT process to client care. Students are mentored through the fieldwork experience by a qualified OT practitioner. In addition, students will participate in an online portion of the course with emphasis on various aspects of the OT profession, including regulation of the profession at local, state and federal levels. Students will explore the roles and responsibilities of various team members while reflecting on their own responsibilities working in the OT profession. Psychosocial factors that influence participation in occupation will be integrated into student learning throughout the fieldwork experience. Level II fieldwork must be completed within 18 months of academic preparation. Registration requires that student purchase liability insurance as specified by the OTA program. May require travel to a distant location. Transportation to the clinical site is the responsibility of the student. Current CPR certification required. Minimum 280 clinical hours over 8 weeks.
OTA 211 – Fieldwork II B
For Occupational Therapy Assistant majors, in this course students participate in the second of two required Level II fieldwork rotations. This course provides an in-depth experience in the delivery of occupational therapy services in one of a variety of clinical placement sites. Students develop and expand their depth and range of practice skills with the goal of achieving entry-level competency in applying the OT process to client care. Students are mentored through the fieldwork experience by a qualified OT practitioner. In addition, students will participate in an online portion of the course with emphasis on trends and issues facing the OT profession in a variety of practice contexts. Service delivery topics will be explored, including management, reimbursement, quality improvement, supervision, and leadership. Level II fieldwork must be completed within 18 months of academic preparation. Registration requires that student purchase liability insurance as specified by the OTA program. May require travel to a distant location. Transportation to the clinical site is the responsibility of the student. Current CPR certification required. Minimum 280 clinical hours over 8 weeks.
PHIL 101 – Logic
Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101. Introduces informal and formal logic, emphasizing methods of interpreting and evaluating arguments to develop critical thinking and reasoning skills.
PHIL 105 – Ethics
Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101. Examines alternative theories of the nature of moral value in relation to basic issues concerning rights, justice, freedom, and happiness. Course objective is to develop the ability to make well-reasoned judgments about value questions facing the individual and society.
PHIL 201 – Introduction to Philosophy
Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101. General introduction to philosophy surveys fundamental problems and perspectives representing a range of philosophical fields, periods, and authors. Encourages questioning and reasoning on philosophical issues. Three class hours weekly
PHIL 203 – World Religions
Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101. Studies the beliefs and religious philosophies of major Eastern and Western religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
PHIL 214 – Special Topics in Philosophy
This course focuses on selected issues or positions within the philosophical world. The format includes reading lecture and discussion. Topics are chosen from different areas within Philosophy (such as Epistemology or Ethics) to specific philosophers (such as Plato and Aristotle, the Rationalists vs. The Empiricists, the Existentialists). Topics are chosen to allow an in-depth exploration of the subject matter.
PE 109 – Judo
Designed to provide instruction at all levels of Kodokan Judo. Students will be taught at their own level and pace and may concentrate in one area or pursue several areas of interest. Beginners will learn the basics of Olympic Judo, self-defense, and KATA forms. Advanced students will have the opportunity to test their skills and develop or refine new skills. Instruction will be individualized to meet the needs and abilities of each student. Recommended for students considering a career in law enforcement, corrections, military.
PE 110 – Karate
Basic techniques of Beikokujin Soo Do karate and basic tenets, ethics of the martial arts. Students are taught the fundamental kicks, blocks, strikes, vocabulary, self-defense techniques and katas necessary to attain the rank of gold belt. Additional techniques for advanced students. May be repeated.
PE 128 – Basketball
Basic instruction in the skills and fundamentals of basketball. Students learn rules and officiate games within the class setting.
PE 129 – Basketball Practicum
Prerequisite: PE 128. Opportunity to improve basketball skills in a competitive setting.
PE 130 – Weight Training
Use of free weight room. Brief presentation of the history of strength building includes Olympic lifting, powerlifting, bodybuilding, strength research, and strength fitness.
PE 131 – Weight Training Practicum
Review of PE 130 and current theories in strength training.
PE 144 – Fitness Theory and Application
Basic theory of fitness, appraisal of fitness levels and applying knowledge to personal fitness goals.
PE 145 – First Aid-Responding to Emergencies
Meets requirements for Red Cross first aid certification: students recognize, evaluate, and prioritize first aid needs and apply appropriate aid in emergencies.
PE 146 – CPR Basic Support
Basic life support in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Students are trained in course “C” basic life support, meeting American Heart Association standards.
PE 147 – CPR Instructor
Prerequisite: PE 146. Designed to meet American Heart Association standards. Produces highly skilled C.P.R. instructors.
PE 148 – Independent Study in Physical Education
Designed to meet student’s unique circumstances.
PE 157 – Personal Defense
A planned progression of skills in self-defense situations, including standing, ground fighting, and weapons defense techniques. Psychological strategies, legal responsibilities, and ethical implications will be taught.
PE 161 – Fitness Center I
Training program designed to meet cardiovascular requirements and improve strength and flexibility. Following orientation, lecture, assessment, and testing, students attend a specified number of classes on their own.
PE 162 – Fitness Center II
Prerequisite: PE 161. Continues fitness regimen, providing weight control module.
PE 163 – Fitness Center III Practicum
Prerequisite: PE 162. Pursue fitness goals through aerobic exercise machines including Stairmasters, treadmills, aire-dynes, gravitrons, and rowers. Sub-maximal aerobic testing available.
PE 171 – Introduction to Dance
This course will provide students with a basic knowledge in various aspects of dance as a performing art. The psychomotor aspect will focus on body alignment, dance technique, flexibility, execution and recollection of short dance combinations. The cognitive aspect will cover dance history and culture. Proper dance attire is required for dance performances.
PE 172 – Dance Practicum
This course offers students opportunities to express their own vision and self-expression in dance and focus on basic beginner choreography technique, putting movements, traveling steps in combinations to music. The course is committed to helping beginner levels develop confidence, discipline, and terminology in dance education. It will also assist aspiring dancers in preparing themselves for future auditions. Students will learn how to put dance combinations to lyrical, rock, and Broadway music under professional supervision.
PE 177 – Bowling Practicum
Designed to provide instruction at all levels of bowling. Students will be taught at their own level and pace. Beginners will learn the basic of bowling including history, technique, scoring, and etiquette. Advanced students will have the opportunity to test their skills and develop or refine new skills. Instruction will be individualized to meet the needs and abilities of each student.
PE 165 – Introduction to Physical Education
For students who wish to transfer into a four-year program in physical education. Explores the diversity of the field, the place of physical education in educational settings, literature and research in the field, and careers. Alternate academic years.
PE 170 – Sports Management
Examines the sports industry and introduces sports management careers. Management functions, unique characteristics of sports, the sports manager’s roles, skills, attributes, issues, social and ethical responsibilities.
PE 175 – Foundations of Physical Education
This course is designed to provide teachers, coaches, athletic trainers, and persons interested in the discipline of physical education with applied knowledge relative to lifelong fitness and related activities. The lecture/discussion areas include concepts related to lifelong fitness, sports, general fitness, and specific physical education course programming. Understanding how to advocate for physical education as a discipline is an important component to the course.
PE 185 – Sports Nutrition
This course is designed to meet the need of individuals and athletes desiring to increase their physical fitness capacity through nutrition. Topics such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water in exercise will be discussed. Effects of dietary manipulations, body composition, and supplemental aid will also be discussed.
PE 195 – Sports Management in Great Britain
This course is designed for physical educators and students interested in sports management programming. The travel-study portion will include site visits related to sport management venues in the UK…. such as Wimbledon, the Olympic Village, Wembley Stadium, Twickenham Stadium and Stamford Bridge…and depending on schedule availability attendance to some sport competition. Also included will be other cultural site visits and activities in the London area.
PE 199 – Physical Education for Children
This course is recommended for students in Early Childhood or other Education programs. To provide philosophy, principles, activities, teaching strategies, evaluation procedures for children ages three to eight through lecture and active participation in class.
PE 215 – Sports Production
An introductory course in the theory and practice of television sports production. The course will provide students practical production experience in live sporting events. Students will experience a variety of production roles from producer and director to camera operator, graphics, and audio. Recommended Background: TELC 104. Three credit hours (Two lecture hours/two lab hours)
PE 240 – Exercise Physiology
Prerequisite: BIOL 100 or BIOL 103 and BIOL 203. This course is designed to provide physical educators, coaches, athletic trainers, and persons interested in exercise science with applied knowledge relative to the human’s physiologic responses to exercise and other environmental stresses. The lecture/discussion areas include nutrition, energy metabolism, respiratory, cardiovascular, and neuromuscular physiology, environmental factors, and applied physiology. Basic laboratory procedures and tests in the field of exercise physiology are designed to complement the lecture area. Three lecture hours, 2 lab hours weekly.
PE 250 – Health Sciences Applied to Coaching
A series of interactive exercises and activities designed to study Health Sciences as they apply to coaching sports. Through these activities, exercises and health applications to coaching topics, participants will gain information, organize it for professional and personal use, and apply it to their particular programs. Health Sciences as applied to coaching will also help define selected principles of biology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology related to coaching, risk minimization, mixed competition, NYSED selection and classification of athletes, age and maturity of athletes. This course meets the New York State coaching certification requirements for health science and is intended to be 45 hours.
PE 260 – Basic Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Introduces athletic training students and coaches to the fundamental injuries encountered during sports activities. Etiology, prevention and treatment and evaluation of specific injuries to the head, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle will be stressed. First aid for injuries and emergency procedures will be reviewed. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus locations.
PE 263 – Internship For Athletic Training
Prerequisite: PE 260. Recommended background: anatomy and physiology. Hands-on introduction for athletic training students to basic injuries encountered in sports activities. Etiology, prevention, evaluation, treatment of specific injuries to head, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. First aid for injuries and emergency procedures. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus locations.
PE 270 – Sports Promotions
Recommended background: PE 170. Course reviews strategies for selling sports, including advertising, merchandising, licensing, and sponsorship.
PE 290 – Internship for Sports Management
Prerequisite: Students must be entering the final semester of the Business Administration AAS (Concentration in Sports Management) degree program. This course will provide an opportunity for qualified students to connect classroom learning with practical work experience. Students will identify their career skills and develop specific learning goals for the work assignment. Students will prepare an employment portfolio to present to employer sponsors an interview for an internship position. The internship position will be sponsored by a local area employer for a minimum of 120 work hours. The internship will enable students to meet their learning goals and develop their skills through relevant work projects. Class meetings per student/instructor/sponsor contract.
PE 020 – Varsity Cross Country I
Prerequisite: must meet NJCAA academic standard in order to register. Develops specialized training and knowledge in distance running. Special attention given to improving individual peak performance and achieving team recognition.
PE 030 – Varsity Basketball I
Develops specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies. Special attention given to techniques to improve individual peak performance and team competitiveness. Students must provide their own transportation to practice locations.
PE 035 – Varsity Golf I
Prerequisite: Must meet NJCAA academic standard in order to enroll in this class. Develops specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies related to the sport of golf. Special attention given to techniques to improve individual peak performance and team competitiveness. Students must provide their own transportation to practice locations.
PE 040 – Varsity Soccer I
Prerequisite: must meet NJCAA academic standard in order to register. Develops specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies in soccer. Special attention given to techniques to improve individual peak performance and team competitiveness. Students must provide their own transportation to practice locations.
PE 045 – Varsity Bowling I
Develops specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies related to the sport of bowling. Special attention given to techniques to improve individual peak performance and team competitiveness. Pre-requisite: Must meet NJCAA academic standard in order to enroll in this class. Students must provide their own transportation to practice locations.
PE 050 – Varsity Lacrosse I
Develops specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies. Special attention given to techniques to improve individual peak performance and team competitiveness. Prerequisite – must meet NJCAA academic standard in order to enroll in this class. Students must provide their own transportation to practice locations.
PE 055 – Varsity Volleyball I
Develops specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies related to the sport of volleyball. Special attention given to techniques to improve individual peak performance and team competitiveness. Pre-requisite: Must meet NJCAA academic standard in order to enroll in this class. Students must provide their own transportation to practice locations.
PE 056 – Varsity Softball I
Develops specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies related to the sport of softball. Special attention given to techniques to improve individual peak performance and team competitiveness. Pre-requisite: Must meet NJCAA academic standard in order to enroll in this class. Students must provide their own transportation to practice locations.
PE 060 – Varsity Basketball II
Develops specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies. Special attention to techniques to improve individual peak performance and team competitiveness. Prerequisite – must meet NJCAA academic standard in order to enroll in this class. Students must provide their own transportation to practice locations.
PE 065 – Varsity Golf II
Prerequisite: PE 035. Continues to develop specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies related to the sport of golf. Special attention given to techniques to improve individual peak performance and team competitiveness. Students must provide their own transportation to practice locations.
PE 070 – Varsity Soccer II
Prerequisite: must meet NJCAA academic standard in order to register. Develops specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies. Special attention given to techniques to improve individual peak performance and team competitiveness. Students must provide their own transportation to practice locations.
PE 075 – Varsity Bowling II
Develops specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies related to the sport of bowling. Special attention given to techniques to improve individual peak performance and team competitiveness. Pre-requisite: Must meet NJCAA academic standard in order to enroll in this class. Students must provide their own transportation to practice locations.
PE 080 – Varsity Lacrosse II
Prerequisite: must meet NJCAA academic standard in order to register. Develops specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies. Special attention given to techniques to improve individual peak performance and team competitiveness. Students must provide their own transportation to practice locations.
PE 085 – Varsity Volleyball II
Develops specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies related to the sport of volleyball. Special attention given to techniques to improve individual peak performance and team competitiveness. Pre-requisite: Must meet NJCAA academic standard in order to enroll in this class. Students must provide their own transportation to practice locations.
PE 086 – Varsity Softball II
Develops specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies related to the sport of softball. Special attention given to techniques to improve individual peak performance and team competitiveness in their second season of eligibility. Pre-requisite: Must meet NJCAA academic standard in order to enroll in this class. Students must provide their own transportation to practice locations.
PE 090 – Varsity Cross Country II
Prerequisite: must meet NJCAA academic standard in order to register. Develops specialized training and knowledge in distance running. Special attention given to improving individual peak performance and achieving team recognition.
PHYS 101 – Technical Physics I
Prerequisite: MATH 099 or equivalent. Introduces the basic principles of physics including scalars and vectors, displacement velocity and acceleration, force, work, energy, momentum, circular and rotational motion. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
PHYS 102 – Technical Physics II
Prerequisite: PHYS 101. Continuation of PHYS 101. Covers the principles of electricity, magnetism, waves, sound, light, and an introduction to optics. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
PHYS 103 – General Physics I
Recommended background: MATH 104 or MATH 114 (or both concurrently), high school physics. For students with satisfactory experience in physics. Includes kinematics in one and two dimensions, Newton’s Laws of motion, free body diagrams, work-energy theorem, conservation of energy and linear momentum, center of mass, centripetal acceleration, translations and rotations of rigid bodies, torque and equilibrium. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly.
PHYS 104 – General Physics II
Recommended background: MATH 104 or MATH 114 and high school physics. Continuation of PHYS 103. Course content includes Kirchhoff’s voltage and current rules; reactance and resonance; electromagnetism, Faraday’s Law, standing waves, the Doppler effect, reflection and refraction, mirror and lens ray diagrams, interference, diffraction, and polarization. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly.
PHYS 200 – Physics I – Mechanics
Prerequisite: MATH 108 or equivalent. First in a three-course sequence for engineering students and science or math majors with strong mathematics background. Study of Newton’s Laws, work, and energy, gravitation of falling bodies, motion in a plane, momentum, rotation of a rigid body, elasticity, periodic motion, hydrostatics, fluids in motions, temperature, heat, and energy, heat transfer, change of state and thermodynamic laws. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly.
PHYS 201 – Physics II – Electricity and Magnetism
Prerequisite: PHYS 200 and concurrent enrollment in MATH 202. A study of the electromagnetic theory using Maxwell’s equations, DC and AC circuitry, electrical instruments, measurement, machinery and discharges and an Introduction to Optics. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly.
PHYS 202 – Physics III – Modern Physics
Prerequisite: PHYS 201. Studies electromagnetic wave properties including propagation, reflection, refraction, diffraction polarization and optical instruments. Also, atomic structure, quantum theory, relativity, nuclear models, and radioactivity. Three class hours and one three-hour lab weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
PSCI 101 – Modern Government
Examines fundamental political concepts, theories, and issues. Emphasis on the nature and importance of politics, aspects of the political community, states and nations, and the process and machinery of government. Covers a comparison of governments of several modern nations.
PSCI 102 – American Government
Introduction to the national system of government and politics, this course describes, analyzes and explains the political process in America as it relates to the national government. Study includes the founding process, federalism, the legislative, executive and judicial branches, the operation of parties and elections, the role of law and the courts in rights and liberties, and the process of creating both domestic and foreign policy. The course seeks to give students an understanding of the way behavior of the President, Congressional members, Supreme Court justices and ordinary citizens influences formulation of governmental policies.
PSCI 206 – International Relations
Covers issues pertaining to international peace and security, economic relations, human rights, social and cultural developments, colonialism and international law. These issues are discussed in terms of their development and importance. Also considers actions of the international community in dealing with these problems. Offered upon indication of need.
PSCI 207 – U.S. Constitution
Introduces the study of public law. Covers separation and delegation of governmental powers, the federal system, powers of the national government, the judicial function and its limitations, due process and civil liberties. Offered upon indication of need.
PSCI 214 – Comparative Legal Traditions
Recommended background: PSCI 102, CJ 111, or CJ 115. Examines the legal and criminal justice systems of different nations and cultures. Focus on the influence of historical, political and social factors on these systems. Compares other societies and the United States in perceived causes of crime and differing approaches to rehabilitation and crime prevention. Cultures representing Europe, Africa, Asia, and America, (before 1500 CE), are included. Offered upon indication of need.
PSY 100 – Psychology of Adjustment
This course will explore the processes of human psychological adjustment, growth, and coping. The emphasis of the course will be behavior change and will rely on personal reflection through various means of psychological exploration. Psychological principles will be applied to stress and mood management, self-esteem, social adjustment, communication, and human relationships. This course will also permit the exploration of practical aspects of psychology that will encompass group participation, self-disclosure, and empathy. This course does not replace PSY 101 in the Psychology Concentration track or as a prerequisite for upper-level psychology courses.
PSY 101 – Introductory Psychology
Basic orientation to the psychology of human behavior. Studies the aims and methods of psychological investigation and measurement, and biological and social influences on behavior. Also focuses on learning, motivation, emotion, perception, and personality development.
PSY 106 – Psychology of Sleep and Dreams
Basic theory and current research on sleep and dreams. Topics include sleep patterns, deprivation, disorders and dream work. Extensive class discussion of actual dream reports and interpretations. Offered upon indication of need.
PSY 107 – Introduction to Hypnosis and Meditation
Theory, research, practice of hypnosis, self-hypnosis, meditation. Includes similarities, differences, use for personal growth, methods, potential benefits, and abuses. Offered upon indication of need.
PSY 165 – Psychology of Multicultural London
Prerequisite: Completion of PSY 101 or an Introduction to Psychology course. London is known as the multicultural center of Europe and has the largest non-white population of any European city. This course will not only investigate the broad aspects of psychology but will also examine how diversity affects the population as a whole. Students will be able to observe the perspectives of different cultural groups and their traditions, language, and customs. Individual and multicultural identities will be also investigated. Several historic sites including the famous Freud Museum, London’s street markets, and various ethnic neighborhoods will be explored.
PSY 203 – Social Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 101. Basic social psychology concepts in contemporary theoretical orientations and related research findings. Covers motivation, personality, attitude formation and change, leadership, group dynamics, roles, social norms, audiences, collective behavior. Offered upon indication of need.
PSY 205 – Psychology of Personality
Prerequisite: PSY 101. Basic orientation to the psychology of personality. Examines major theories including psychoanalytic, behavioral, humanistic, phenomenological and others. Explores certain general issues such as achievement, motivation, psychopathology, sexual adjustment, and personal religious orientation. Alternate academic years.
PSY 206 – Abnormal Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 101. Scientific view of abnormal behavior and mental illness covers historical overview, unscientific attitudes and legends; emergence of science; movements; classifications; origins of behavior; personality; defensive reactions; psychoneuroses; functional and organic psychosis; addiction; mental deficiency; psychosis of the aged; criminal psychosis; diagnostic procedures and types of therapy. Also examines modern mental hospitals and clinics and discusses professional disciplines.
PSY 210 – Psychology of Human Relationships
Prerequisite: PSY 101. This course will focus on scientific theory and research involving close relationships. Topics include interaction in various types of relationships, physical and psychological attraction, self-disclosure and presentation, balance and equity in relationships, love and attachment, sexuality, communication, and conflict. The initiation of a relationship to the time of dissolution is covered.
PSY 212 – Development Psychology – LifeSpan
Prerequisite: PSY 101. Introduction to the foundations of human development across the lifespan. Developmental processes and issues characterizing various stages of aging are studied, with attention to the interrelationships of the various stages and intergenerational issues.
PSY 213 – Psychology of Sport and Motivation
Prerequisite: PSY 101. Examines sport psychology and motivation, goal-setting, group dynamics. Characteristics of successful athletes, coaching and counseling young athletes, motivational theories, team development, attribution theories, female athletes, building athletes’ self-esteem. Focuses on the perspective of coaches and counselors in educational and community settings. Alternate academic years.
PSY 214 – Selected Topics in Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 101. Studies contemporary issues. A reading and discussion-oriented format. Topics include learning and motivation, perception and consciousness, psychology, literature and art, stress, and distress.
PSY 215 – Child Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 101. Examines human growth and development from conception to puberty. Students are exposed to a scientific perspective regarding theory and research in the areas of physical, cognitive and psychosocial development. Topics include childbirth, language development, child abuse and parenting styles.
PSY 216 – Adolescent Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 101. Examines the growth and behavior of the adolescent and young adult. Studies the effect of physical and environmental changes on the individual, physical, social, emotional, and personal growth and development. Considers individual differences, applications of development and the effect of rapidly changing times.
PSY 217 – Introduction to Children with Exceptionalities
Prerequisite: PSY 101. Focusing on working with children in an educational setting, course introduces students to the various exceptionalities, characteristics of children with exceptionalities, federal and state laws, educational implications, and strategies for working effectively with families and other professionals. Off-campus observations may be required with students providing their own transportation.
PSY 220 – Psychology of Alcohol, Drug Use, and Abuse
Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: PSY 101. Introductory orientation to the psychology of human behavior related to substance use, abuse, and dependence; aims and methods of psychological investigation; the impact of alcohol and drug use on the individual, family, and community. A review of alcohol, prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and illegal substances is examined and discussed. 3 class hours weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
PSY 221 – Assessment, Evaluation and Treatment Planning
Prerequisites: PSY 101 and PSY 220. Orientation to assessment, evaluation, and developing treatment plans for the addicted client as in cases of substance use, abuse, and dependence. It explores the assessment of alcohol and drug use on the individual, family, and community. It studies the aims and methods of treatment utilization specifically designed towards the addicted client. 3 class hours weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
PSY 222 – Research Methods in Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 101. This course is an introduction to the logic and methods used in psychological research. More specifically, this course will provide a supervised experience in the application of such research methods as surveys, simple experiments, and more complex multi-variable experiments. Students will explore the development of research questions, the selection of the appropriate methodological approach in psychological research, and the interpretation of data and results. This course will also focus on exposing students to library research in psychology and the writing of research reports that adhere to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
PSY 223 – Introduction to Biological Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 101. This course is an introduction to the interaction between our biology and everything we do, think, and feel. More specifically, it is a survey of the theories and research pertaining to the scientific study of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology of behavior and mental processes. It will focus primarily on the structures and functions of the nervous system and explore how the nervous system effects such phenomena as development, sensation & perception, movement, sleeping, eating, sexual behavior, learning & memory, language, thoughts, emotions, and psychiatric disorders. It will also consider the relationship between the body and mind, and how and why brain activity gives rise to your unique conscious experience.
SOC 101 – Introductory Sociology
Introduces sociology as a science concerned with relationships, institutions, organizations, and the physical environment. Outlines the major theories as a basis for sociological perspectives on social issues. Covers the origins of sociology as a science, diverse patterns of social organization from a global perspective, the nature and substance of cultural systems and social institutions, and sociological perspectives in analyzing trends in human society.
SOC 102 – Contemporary Social Issues
Prerequisite: SOC 101. An in-depth examination of selected social problems, their nature, causes, extent and their effect upon society. Includes theoretical explanations, significant research studies, and evaluations of various techniques of control. Offered upon indication of need.
SOC 104 – Marriage and the Family
Prerequisite: SOC 101. Presents a sociological analysis of the family and its forms and functions in a variety of cultural settings. It provides students with a sociological framework for viewing one of the major social institutions of society in a global context – its origins, structure, functions, and the many challenges it faces in the 21st century. Offered upon indication of need.
SOC 105 – Deviant Behavior
Prerequisite: SOC 101. Sociological approach to the nature and substance of deviant behavior. Examines the body of sociological theory dealing with the causes, distribution, and societal reaction to deviant behavior. Offered upon indication of need.
SOC 110 – Race and Ethnicity
Prerequisite: One of the following courses: SOC 101, ANTH 101, HIST 101, 102, 103, 104 or 105. Provides an overview of the social and ethnic diversity of the United States. Delves into the cultures of various racial and ethnic American minorities and deals with theories of prejudice, discrimination, and inter-group relations. Discusses techniques for eliminating these problems.
SOC 120 – Sociology of Sport and Leisure
Recommended background: SOC 101. The study of sport and leisure in society is concerned with how sport influences, and in turn, is influenced by, institutions (education, politics, religion, science, economics, mass media). Sport has been described as a microcosm of our society values—competition, materialism, bureaucracy, power (Coakley, 1986; Eitzen and Sage, 1982). The pervasiveness of sport as an institution is the academic focus of the course. Alternate academic years.
SOC 203 – Selected Topics in Substance Abuse
Prerequisite: SOC 101 or PSY 101. Studies contemporary issues and problems through readings, discussion, role-playing, experiential work. Topics cover addictive/compulsive behaviors, medical and religious models of addiction; learning theory and addiction; addiction to alcohol, legal and illegal drugs, love, sex, food, cigarettes, coffee, shopping, soap operas, gambling; workaholic syndrome; cleaning compulsion; hypochondria; weight problems including bulimia and anorexia; family patterns in addiction; children of addictive/maladjusted families; other addictions/compulsive behaviors as viewed in public and therapy. Offered upon indication of need.
SOC 255 – The Impact and Implications of Social Media & Networking on a Global Society
This course will introduce the theory of social networking, the study, and analysis of diverse social networks, as well as cover the impact of social networks on individuals and on the local and global environment. Course will incorporate blogs, Facebook, YouTube, Second Life, Word Press, Meetup.com and other associated platforms. The social implications that will emerge as society continues to move forward with these technologies will range from the most positive to the challenging. The course will cover these implications. Cross-listed as TELC 255.
SOMA 100 – Foundations in the Humanities
This course is designed to introduce students to the study and practice of the humanities, arts, and media. Through readings, guest speakers, journals, and collaborative class and group activities students will learn strategies for success in college-level learning in the humanities, arts, and media as well as success in careers and future academic endeavors. One class hour weekly for 15 weeks.
SPAN 101-102 – Elementary Spanish I-II
Introduces fundamentals of Spanish grammar and develops all four skills of communication: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Videos and music help familiarize students with cultural aspects of Hispanic society. Focus on classroom audiolingual practice, supplemented by laboratory work. Recommended for beginning students to meet a foreign language requirement for degree or career. (Native Spanish speakers should not enroll. Students who have had high school Spanish through Regents level may not take SPAN 101-102.) Three class hours weekly/required laboratory. SPAN 101 is the prerequisite for SPAN 102.
SPAN 103-104 Intermediate Spanish I-II
Improves understanding, speaking, reading, and writing through review and further study of grammar, readings, and video material on Hispanic civilization, people, and culture. Recommended for students with a year of college Spanish, high school Regents Spanish, or two strong years of high school Spanish. SPAN 103 is the prerequisite for SPAN 104.
SPAN 110 – Accelerated Spanish
This is an accelerated course in which SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 are combined into one semester (6 credits). This course is designed for students who wish to move at a faster pace than is permitted by the SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 courses, or for those who have taken one or more years of Spanish previously and wish to review and practice basic Spanish at a quickened pace. The focus is on the fundamentals of Spanish grammar as well as the communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. This course is an online course. Via the resources provided, students will enhance their knowledge of Spanish grammar and culture while improving communication skills throughout the semester. No prerequisite. (Students who have had three years of high school Spanish may not take SPAN 110. Native Spanish speakers should not enroll).
SPAN 111-112 – Spanish Conversation I-II
Level I: no prerequisite. Level II presupposes basic knowledge of Spanish Develops proficiency in speaking and understanding basic Spanish. Videocassettes and slides are used to familiarize students with everyday life in the Hispanic world. Practice with tapes is encouraged. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required for SPAN 111.
SPAN 121 – Spanish for Public Safety Officials
Through verbal and written practice of Spanish vocabulary pertaining to the Criminal Justice field. Vocabulary pertains to basic information, arrest, booking, DUI, Vehicle Search, Miranda Rights, etc. Cultural issues as they pertain to certain field situations are discussed.
SPAN 131 – Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
Extensive verbal and written practice of Spanish vocabulary pertaining to the Health Care Field. Spanish will be practiced through the use of visual aids, textbook exercises, as well as verbal and written conversations with attention to cultural issues as they pertain to the healthcare field.
SPAN 150 – Spanish for the Professions
Spanish for the Professions provides immediate access to functional verbal and written Spanish language skills as well as cultural awareness for non-Spanish speaking persons when interacting with Spanish speaking persons in a professional setting. As students enrolled in a specific degree, diploma or certificate program, they will use their knowledge of Spanish in fields such as health, business, public safety, social services, as well as restaurant and hotel management to comprehend the situation at hand and respond appropriately. The course is designed for those either studying their future profession or currently working who wish to eliminate barriers to understanding and communication so that they may work as effectively and efficiently as possible while interacting with Spanish speaking persons on the job. The focus of the vocabulary presented will vary as the specific needs of the students vary. No prerequisite.
SPAN 165 Travel-Study: Costa Rica
Students will spend nine days traveling through Costa Rica experiencing the local culture, cuisine, and language of the country. The students will be practicing their Spanish in real-life situations and expanding their understanding and use of the language. Regional expressions will be introduced and discussed daily. Local Spanish-speaking guide will be accompanying the group to explain all areas in Spanish to increase oral comprehension. Prerequisite: two semesters of college Spanish, or high school Regents Spanish.
SPAN 220 – Spanish Literature
In this course, students will be introduced to Spanish literature from both Spain and Latin America. Students will be reading and interpreting short literature pieces from famous Spanish authors in the target language, while also being introduced to cultural issues and differences in the Spanish-Speaking world. Prerequisite: two semesters of college Spanish, or three years of high school Spanish, Three class hours weekly. – – (FL)
SPAN 230 – Spanish Grammar
This course provides a comprehensive review of Spanish grammar with attention given to advanced concepts and structures that are not covered in the lower-level courses. Also included is the development of writing skills through the application of grammar concepts in composition. The format of the course and the text will enable students to use and further develop the language skills acquired in earlier courses while studying the more complex aspects of the language. Prerequisite: two semesters of college Spanish, or three years of high school Spanish, Three class hours weekly.
SD 101 – Career and Life Planning
Provides a systematic method for making career and lifestyle decisions. Presents a structured method for practicing effective decision-making skills, clarifying one’s values and learning job-hunting techniques. Examines other topics that influence life and career choices such as goal setting, stress management, and communication styles. Individuals develop personal strategies for short- and long-term educational and career planning.
SD 102 – College Success
Extended orientation to college, recommended for the first freshman semester. Addresses academic success through topics such as getting organized, reading for learning, test-taking skills, faculty expectations, careers and choosing a major, library research, college services, extracurricular activities, personal growth. Two class hours weekly.
SD 201 – Introduction to Civic Engagement
As the introductory course for the Civic Engagement, this course will involve students in field experiences in community agencies and help them reflect on the meanings of community, service, and leadership as they work with agencies. Recognizing civic responsibilities and the value of volunteerism as related to community development, students will examine and explore leadership theory and techniques as demonstrated by community members. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus sites.
TELC 102 – Introduction to Telecommunications
Introduces the practices and business aspects of American telecommunications industries. Explores the history, structure, organization, and function of telecommunications.
TELC 104 – Audio Video Production Techniques I
Focuses on basic audio and video production techniques. Students attend two weekly lectures dealing with how telecommunications equipment works, with emphasis on the proper operations of video and audio devices. One two-hour lab per week provides the opportunity to practice the techniques explained in lectures. The actual operation of audio and video production equipment begins the first week of class. Material discussed is divided equally between audio and video topics. Two class hours/two lab hours weekly.
TELC 105 – Video Editing
An introduction to the basic techniques of video editing. The courses include instruction on capturing and ingesting video from a variety of acquisition formats; basic video editing techniques; video compression; and preparing video for a variety of deliverable formats, using professional video editing programs. Four class hours weekly.
TELC 106 – Radio and Television Announcing
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Develops the techniques involved in non-dramatic performance in the broadcast industry. Includes the mechanics of voice, diction and vocal presentation with emphasis on message design and communicating ideas. Students complete a variety of exercises for presentation in the radio and television media.
TELC 114 – Lighting
Lectures and labs teach the theories and methods of lighting for television, film, and theatre production. Basic design as well as instrument selection and application, control systems, electricity, circuiting and color theory will be covered. Required for radio and television majors.
TELC 140 – Analysis of Broadcast Equipment Systems
Recommended background: TELC 104 or ELEC 101. Lecture and laboratory course teaches how various components within radio, television and cable facilities form a working system. Emphasis on proper interface of equipment, equipment compatibility, and changes and substitutions which may be made during equipment failures.
TELC 165 – Broadcasting: The British Experience
Travel-study course offers a comprehensive view of the broadcasting industry in Great Britain. Examines the major differences between the British and American broadcasting systems, as well as the impact of American programming and technology in Britain. Includes visits to broadcast facilities and lectures by professionals in the British broadcasting industry. Intersession only.
TELC 170 – Web Design for Media Professionals
Introduction to techniques and processes of content creation in interactive and digital media formats. Covers the use of CDs, DVDs, and websites by broadcast, cable, satellite and internet delivery providers. Two classes, two lab hours weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
TELC 176 – Video Game Design
This course introduces the student to the development and design of video games. Students will design and develop basic video games. Students will learn to prepare a game plan in developing their games and create game environments such as action games, maze games, and multi-player games. Students will learn to use sprites, objects, events and actions and sounds in game development. They will also learn game mechanics, interactivity controls, level design, game variable adjustments, game behaviors, creating computer-based opponents and methods for making games challenging to prospective players. Students will be introduced to software used to create original game resources such as objects, sounds, and visual elements. Finally, students will be able to post their completed games online to share with others. Three lecture hours weekly.
TELC 178 – Digital Animation
This course introduces the student to 3-D computer generated graphics animation. The students will use animation software to develop skills in animation art and technique. Students will explore software interface and develop skills for working in three dimensions, with mesh modeling and multi-resolution sculpting. Students will learn to use materials, textures, texture mapping and unwrapping techniques. They will learn the basic concepts of animation and animating characters and objects. Instruction will include lighting objects in the 3-dimensional workspace. Finally, students will learn the procedure for rendering their projects for use in other media and game creation applications. Three lecture hours weekly.
TELC 180 – Video Field Production
Prerequisite: TELC 104. An introductory course in video field production. Students will learn the aesthetics and techniques of single-camera on-location video recording and postproduction editing. Includes practice in planning location shoots, operating camcorders, location lighting and audio, and video editing. Students will produce single-camera video projects individually and in groups. Two lectures, two lab hours weekly.
TELC 190 – ScriptWriting for Film & Television
Introduces the student to the process of writing scripts for film and television. The stages of script development will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on dramatic structure, character development, plot structure, and dialogue. Three lecture hours.
TELC 192 – Script Analysis and Production
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Introduces the student to the analysis and development of scripts from written form into actual video and film productions. Each student will take an idea for a short narrative film through the stages of concept, script, and finished production and produce a short narrative production. Three lecture hours weekly. Offered upon indication of need.
TELC 195 – Advanced Video Editing
This course provides in-depth experience in the operation of specific video editing software and hardware technologies.
TELC 199 – Selected Topics in Telecommunications Technology
Provides experience in the operation of specific software and hardware technologies in audio, video, telecommunications and related media fields. One class hour weekly for 15 weeks or three class hours weekly for five weeks. Offered upon indication of need.
TELC 204 – Journalism Practicum
Extensive experience in the operation of a college newspaper. Students participate in editorial, design, advertising, and circulation activities. Requires a minimum of six hours per week of practical activity and two class hours per week. Also requires research into a specific area of newspaper operations.
TELC 205 – Practicum in Radio Operations
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Provides extensive experience in radio operations. Students may participate in on-air operations, public service production, or news gathering and presentation. Requires at least 10 hours per week of practical activity and one 1-1/2-hour class period for each student for 10 weeks. Also requires research into a specific area of radio management, operations or engineering.
TELC 206 – Practicum in Radio Operations Management
Prerequisite: TELC 205. Extensive experience including all phases of operations management and decision-making for all activities at the student radio station. Includes FCC legal and technical compliance, selection and training of staff, music format, selection policy, news, station promotion, traffic, and continuity. Requires at least 10 hours per week of practical activity and one 1-1/2-hour class period for 10 weeks, and research into a specific area of radio management. Enrollment limited to student managers of the college’s radio station.
TELC 210 – Special Topics in Telecommunications and Mass Media
Devoted to a specific topic or area of expertise in audio, video, or media-related field. An opportunity for in-depth experience in an area not fully covered in other classes. Offered upon indication of need.
TELC 212 – Broadcast Journalism
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Students will learn the fundamental principles and skills of producing local television newscasts including news judgment and story selection, information gathering, writing and editing copy, working with video and other visuals, preparation of news in various formats including packages, formatting news programs, and basic studio production techniques. (two lecture hours, two lab hours)
TELC 215 – Sports Production
An introductory course in the theory and practice of television sports production. The course will provide students practical production experience in live sporting events. Students will experience a variety of production roles from producer and director to camera operator, graphics, and audio. Recommended Background: TELC 104. Three credit hours (Two lecture hours/two lab hours)
TELC 220 – Advanced Audio Production
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Provides an advanced understanding of audio equipment in the field and in the recording studio. Topical areas include sound reinforcement, recording studio techniques, and acoustic analysis.
TELC 221 – Audio Editing
Audio Editing is a lab course that introduces, through practical hands-on experience, the equipment and procedures used in multitrack recording and computer audio programs such as Pro Tools and Adobe Audition. Topics include waveform editing, MIDI editing, playback options, trimming, fades, and automation. Four class hours weekly.
TELC 230 – Music / Multi-Track Recording
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Co-requisite: TELC 220. An advanced course in sound recording. Instruction in the methodology of both live and multi-track recording, including acoustics, microphones, recording devices, mixing consoles, loudspeakers, and software. Emphasis on multi-track recording technology including overdubbing, remixing and signal processing. Also studies basic industry practices. Two class hours/four lab hours weekly.
TELC 231 – Advanced Recording Techniques
Prerequisite: TELC 230. An advanced course in multi-track recording technology and recording industry practices. Topics include business aspects of the recording industry; studio operations and maintenance, current practices and anticipated future developments. Covers an in-depth study of over-dubbing, remixing and album production through the production of recorded material. Students plan, develop and produce all aspects of a professional quality recording production. Two class hours/four lab hours weekly.
TELC 240 – Audio for Media
Prerequisite: TELC 104. Designed to develop understanding of the relationship of audio production to various related media including radio, television, video, multimedia, and film. Emphasis on sound design and on the creation and recording of radio spots, dialogue, music beds and soundtracks. Students produce several projects under the supervision of the instructor.
TELC 255 – The Impact and Implications of Social Media and Networking on a Global Society
This course will introduce the theory of social networking, the study, and analysis of diverse social networks, as well as cover the impact of social networks on individuals and on the local and global environment. This course will incorporate blogs, Facebook, YouTube, Second Life, Word Press, Meetup.com and other associated platforms. The social implications that will emerge as society continues to move forward with these technologies will range from the most positive to the challenging. Three lecture hours.
TELC 260 – Broadcast Systems Maintenance
Recommended background: TELC 140. Provides instruction in the maintenance of radio and television broadcast equipment. Emphasis on procedures common in daily routine preventive maintenance.
TELC 270 – RF Transmission Systems
Recommended background: MATH 104 and ELEC 102. Provides instruction in the operation and maintenance of RF Transmission Systems. Studies radio and TV broadcasting systems, microwave, satellite and cable systems for video, audio, voice, and data. Includes visits to various types of transmission facilities.
TELC 275 – Internship in Radio and TV
Prerequisite: TELC 104 and 207. Intensive individual study and field experience in a telecommunications area of choice to obtain in-service training at a broadcasting facility. Requires a minimum of eight hours weekly at internship site and one weekly class meeting for a progress report. Requires periodic written reports and a journal of on-site activities. May be taken only during the final semester. One class hour weekly.
TELC 280 – Video/Film Business Practicum
Prerequisite: TELC 104. This course introduces students to the practice of managing an independent production company. Students gain experience in program origination, program development, production, legal issues, copyright regulations, marketing, and distribution. Participation, under the supervision of faculty and staff, in the college’s student production company, C3 Studios, is required.
TELC 282 – Music Business Practicum
Prerequisite: TELC 104. This course introduces students to the practice of managing a record company. Students gain experience in A&R, legal issues, copyright regulations, recording, publishing, marketing, and distribution. Participation, under the supervision of faculty and staff, in the college’s student record company, Cayuga Records, is required.
THA 101 – Introduction to Theatre
In this lecture course, students will explore the components that make up the world of theatre. Class discussions cover far-ranging topics such as audience development, acting, directing, designing, history and the business of show business; what it takes to create a show, whether on Broadway or in Auburn, NY. Students will learn that there is more to theatre than what is seen up on the stage. No acting is required for this class.
THA 110 – Theatre Practicum
Prerequisite: THA 113 or 152, or concurrent enrollment. Theatre production is not a subject that can be learned passively. Students in this course will be actively involved in the creation and operation of a live theatre performance. Participation may include, but is not limited to: publicity, acting, directing, scenery construction and painting, costuming, lighting, audio, running crews and stage management. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.
THA 113 – Introduction to Technical Theatre
Lecture and hands-on course develops awareness and appreciation as it explores scenic construction and painting, lighting, costuming, make-up, properties, stage management, show run crews and safety practices. Note: Course requires hours outside of class for the preparation of a live theatre piece. Alternate academic years.
THA 152 – Basic Acting
Treating Acting as an avocation rather than a profession, this course introduces some of the physical, mental and vocal techniques used by actors. Students become aware of the image they present. Class participation is required through improvisational exercises, scene work, and character studies, with an emphasis on process rather than performance. Alternate academic years.
THA 165 – Selected Topics in International Theatre: The London Theatre
Participants will spend their time in London attending and discussing a variety of plays presented by the National Theatre, West End theatres, and experimental companies of the Fringe. When possible, seminars discussing productions will include guests from these companies. Backstage tours, Museum visits and opportunities to explore the vibrant Arts community of London are included in the itinerary. Also, integral to the experience is a day trip to Stonehenge and Bath as well market visits to Camden Lock and Covent Garden
THA 210 – Creating a Character
Prerequisite: THA 152. The course builds on the introductory material learned in Basic Acting. It concentrates on the skills used by modern actors to develop a realistic character portrayal. The techniques of the great acting teachers of the 20th century will be explored. This studio course requires acting in class. Alternate academic years.
THA 238 – Special Topics in Theatre
Course is devoted to a specific topic or area of expertise in Theatre. Students will have an opportunity to experience an area of theatre study not fully covered in other courses. This course may be repeated for credit up to three credits, depending on subject matter.
THA 239 – Special Topics in Theatre
Course is devoted to a specific topic or area of expertise in Theatre. Students will have an opportunity to experience an area of theatre study not fully covered in other courses.
WS 110 – Introduction to Wines of the World
This course is a comprehensive class covering the basics of wine, taste, and evaluation of wines, and the most prominent wine regions in the world. Specifically, we will study wines, terroir, and wine laws from the following countries and states: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California, Washington, Oregon, and New York, with emphasis on the Finger Lakes region. Other regions from Europe, the Mediterranean, and the United States may also be evaluated. This class will also study the history of wine and introduce all of the major grape varieties. A tasting lab will be included with each class where we will study wines’ appearance, aroma, taste, and texture. Wine descriptors and terminology will be learned and enhanced as the class progresses. To complete the wine tasting portion of the course students must be 21 or older OR Students under age 21 can still register for the class but will not be permitted to taste wine and will be given alternate assignments.
WS 180 – Introduction to Viticulture and Enology
Course covers the fundamentals of viticulture (growing grapes) and enology (making wine). The course is designed as an elective for students completing the AAS degree in Business Administration with Wine Studies Concentration. Students will learn basic grape physiology such as the major varieties, pruning and trellising, soils, climate conditions, and major grape diseases. Basic fermentation techniques such as primary alcohol fermentation involving yeast and secondary malolactic fermentation involving bacteria will also be covered. Simple chemical analysis will include sulfur dioxide, alcohol, acid, and sugar determination. Students will order grapes from a winery, ferment the grapes to wine, and analyze the wine using materials and instruments supplied in their wine kits. Cross-listed with BIOL 180.