College of Professional and Continuing Education

Summer I Undergraduate Courses - 2014

For CRN's, also: Summer 2014 Schedule

Art

Beginning Drawing

ART1010 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10052

Jan Johnson

Introduces students to basic drawing concepts such as: line, volume, shape, perspective, value and composition. There will be a strong emphasis on observational methods to learn these basic concepts. Requires no previous experience. Students will be responsible for purchasing their own supplies.


Techniques of Ceramics

ART1080 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10014

Linda Freedman

Traditional and experimental ceramic techniques will be explored. Design quality will be emphasized in the production of functional, sculptural, and architectural ceramic pieces. Individual problem solving will be stressed. Contact COPACE for materials fee information


Introduction to Digital Photography

ART1160 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10017

Staff

Designed to work artistically within a computer-mediated environment, this course is intended as a venue for discussing the history, current practices and social value of technology-based creativity in the field of photography. You will learn to use the digital camera, Adobe Photoshop, scanners and printers to complete the digital workflow. Students must have a digital camera and a digital SLR is strongly suggested. Materials fee:$100.00.


Motion Graphics

ART1230 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10018

Staff

This course provides students with a foundation in the basic principles of motion graphics. Students will explore optical phenomena, visual narrative, and a different means of technical production through projects that cultivate a heightened sensitivity toward time-based media in a graphic design context.


Luminous Watercolor

ART1530 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10013

Linda Freedman

Students will become acquainted with the many techniques of watercolor through demonstration, exercises and instruction. Color theory and applications will be stressed. Through individual problem solving, the creation of luminous paintings in abstract, illustration, still life and landscape will be our goal. Open to novice as well as advanced students. Students will be responsible for purchasing their own supplies.


Landscape Issues

ART2130 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10133

Staff

The grounds on campus and in surrounding areas will serve as material for studying issues in landscape drawing and composition. Issues such as color and the illusion of 3-dimensional space, the role of pespective, light and shade and the structure of landscape objects will be addressed with a variety of media. Working both indoors and out we will create compositions of both observed and imagined landscapes. The work of artists such as Van Gogh, Cezanne and John Singer Sargent will be studied to aid in the creation of our works. This course is best for those who have had some drawing or design experience.


American Sign Language

Beginning American Sign Language I

ASL1010 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10016

John Dunn

An introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), including grammar, basic vocabulary, manual alphabets/numbers, and visual gestural communication. ASL written code will also be covered.


Chemistry

Science of Weapons of Mass Destruction

CHEM0070 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10050

Ernest Krygier

The science behind weapons of mass destruction will be discussed. Topics include low-technology explosives, nerve agents, biological agents and nuclear devices. In each case, introductory science concepts will be used to explain how the device or agent works. Historical examples will be reviewed, such as the Oklahoma bombing, Wisconsin Army Research Lab bombing, Tokyo Sarin subway attack, World War I gas attacks, Kurdish gas attack, anthrax letters and Hiroshima/Nagasaki. The technical basis for preventing the use of these weapons will also be discussed as will be the availability of information on the Internet.


Introductory Chemistry I

CHEM1010 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10049

Ernest Krygier

An introduction to the fundamental chemical concepts of chemistry as well as the applications as they relate to structure, bonding and reactivity of molecules. In addition, the laboratory will teach techniques of chemical experimentation, along with methods of chemical analysis. Contact COPACE for lab fee information.


Criminal Justice

The American Criminal Justice System

CJ1220 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10025

Staff

Explores the criminal justice system through the eyes of the individual participants. Students explore the different stages within the system from investigation and arrest through trial, sentencing and corrections. Guest speakers representing many of the agencies involved in the criminal justice process will offer the class a first-hand look into the realities of their positions, as well as their opinions about the overall effectiveness of the system. Students will also tour a local police department and lock-up.


Drugs and Crime in Society

CJ1240 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10029

Staff

The physiological, psychological and sociological effects of licit and illicit drugs in society will be studied. A law enforcement perspective into the so called "war on drugs", the success and failures of various drug prevention and replacement therapy programs as well as the roadblock to recovery being created by the criminal justice system and insurance companies will be discussed. Contemporary topics such as whether addiction is a choice or a disease, the pros and cons of legalization and the issue of medicinal marijuana will also be debated.


Technologies in Criminal Justice

CJ1980 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10030

Staff

Could modern technology have solved or possibly even prevented some of the most notorious crimes of the past century? Are modern day social networking sites such as facebook, myspace and twitter creating new more easily accessible victims such as those involved in the alleged "Craigslist killings" or are they an invaluable tool to law enforcement officials in the tracking and subsequent arrests of these predators? Throughout this course we will examine the application of developing technologies in the field of criminal justice. Students learn forensic science techniques, computer applications for disasters and emergencies, record management systems, crime mapping, and automated fingerprint identification systems. The course also covers computerized booking systems, integrated criminal justice information systems, less than lethal weapons, and "interoperable" wireless communications. Students explore the relationships of these new technologies and how they influence changes in criminal justice agency policy and procedure. The impact of social networking sites will also be explored in depth. Prerequisite: ENG 1000 or equivalent.


Criminology

CJ2010 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10008

Staff

Analyzes the realities of contemporary crime as a social phenomenon, focusing on types and patterns of crimes, their causes and their impact upon today's community. Students examine the effectiveness, practicality and ramifications of attempts to solve social problems and control crime by passing new laws. Discussions include the composition, background and everyday behavior of adult offenders, as well as the various problems they create for the court system and society. Also examines new concepts and sentencing options designed to reduce crime and deal effectively with criminals.


Effective Speaking and Presenting

COMM1210 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10026

Martin Richman

Prepares participants for the challenges of effectively speaking to groups and individuals, including culturally diverse audiences. We examine the various types of speaking situations that participants are involved with on a regular basis.


Motion Graphics

COMM1230 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10045

Staff

This course provides students with a foundation in the basic principles of motion graphics. Students will explore optical phenomena, visual narrative, and a different means of technical production through projects that cultivate a heightened sensitivity toward time-based media in a graphic design context.


Introduction to Advertising

COMM1340 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10007

John Mitchell

Analysis and implementation of basic advertising principles. Reading, class discussion, research and in-class workshops are required.


Introduction to Management Information Systems

COMM1770 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10081

Dennis Wadsworth

Introduces computers and information technology as a resource for management. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of information terminology and a conceptual foundation of information systems for management, society and individuals.


Organizational Behavior

COMM2020 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10124

Staff

In this course we will focus on the common daily challenges facing individuals within the work place environment. Understanding these different behaviors and concepts found within the complex and diverse work environment is a critical component for survival and success in the modern organization. The specific topics of organizational structure, culture, change, motivation, group dynamics, leadership and interpersonal communication will all be addressed. The objective of this course is to give the student a better overall grasp of the organizational structure and the primary factors driving the managerial decision makers within it.


Computer Science

Introduction to Computing

CSCI1010 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10028

Staff

Introduces computer hardware systems and software applications. This is a hands-on course that teaches the MS operating system and an introductory to intermediate level of the Microsoft Office Suite application: Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), PowerPoint (presentations) and Access (database). Skills learned are directly usable in the workplace and other coursework. No prior computer experience is necessary.


Introduction to Management Information Systems

CSCI1770 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10080

Dennis Wadsworth

Introduces computers and information technology as a resource for management. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of information terminology and a conceptual foundation of information systems for management, society and individuals.


Project Management

CSCI2930 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10134

Germinal Isern

This course provides you with a practical understanding of successful IT project planning and management in a business or personal setting. Emphasis will be on using project management tools and techniques tailored for small and medium-sized organizations. The course will help you to develop your project management skills and provide you with the tools required to manage all phases of project including initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects. The use of project management techniques such as developing a project charter, stakeholder identification, developing the scope of the project via a work breakdown structure (WBS), schedule development, team management and tracking projects will be covered. The role of the successful project manager will also be discussed.


Economics

Economics and the World Economy

ECON1010 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10005

Abir Bukhatwa

The last few years have proven to all of us that what happens in one nation's economy can have major impact- good or bad- on the economies of another nation. How and why this happens is important for us to understand. Comparisons across countries provide a deeper understanding of business cycles, unemployment, monetary policy, economic growth, currencies and fiscal policy This course, an introduction to international economic interactions and the macroeconomic analysis of economies, develops basic economic concepts including market analysis, trade, and demand and supply in the macroeconomy. These economic concepts provide tools to analyze current issues such as economic stability, debt crises and policies towards trade.


Microeconomics

ECON2051 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10004

Staff

Describes and analyzes how a market-oriented economy functions in answering basic economic concerns. Interspersed with theory, the course focuses on particular examples that demonstrate the use of microeconomics to solve problems faced by decision makers in both the private and public sectors.


Macroeconomics

ECON2052 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10114

Staff

Focuses on the forces that affect overall performance of the economy, studying the determinants of economic activity and measures of economic performance. In addition, students explore specific current economic problems facing the United States, public policies instituted to deal with problems and repercussions of some of these policies on world economics.


English

Sense of Place: Writings of Place and Nature

ENG1230 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10015

Staff

"It is not down in any map; true places never are," Herman Melville wrote in "Moby Dick." We are increasingly disconnected from the spirit of the natural world and our sense of place in this burgeoning technological age. The goal of this course is to reawaken our inherent connection to the earth, and place, in order to helps us see the world more clearly and understand it more deeply. We will study "nature writing" by those who have a special connection to the earth anchored a certain place, from Emerson and Thoreau to contemporary authors. As time permits we will conduct field studies, a film study, and be visited by an author. This course will explore what place can teach us, how it shapes our vision and sense of self along with our world view. Through reading and discussing essays, poems, and works of nonfiction, we will learn how we can be more aware of the world that sustains and surrounds us. Writing for this class will include creative pieces as well as analytical essays, and there will be a final project addressing a place of your choosing.


Mythologies

ENG2050 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10023

Louis Bastien

The purpose of this course is to expose students to various systems of myth from a number of global cultures. We will examine both the similarities and differences of the myths and consider why this is so. In addition, we also will examine the idea of mythic thinking, or consciousness, and why such forms of thought and image are deemed necessary for the psychological and moral health of the cultures in which they form an inherent, and crucial part.


21st Century Ethnic American Literature

ENG2270 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10129

Staff

Our focus in this course is a study of ethnic American literature from the 21st century. Each week is broken down into a theme: Home, Heritage, Language, Crossing, and Americans. Through these lenses, students will investigate readings by Asian American, African American, Native American, and Hispanic American authors. With the weekly writing assignments, students will develop their ideas about the literature, forming critical analyses of the works. By the end of this course, students will not only be more well read in the ethnic American literature canon, but they will also be well-versed in the important political, social, and historical contexts of those works. As this is a course that will emphasize the intersections between race, gender, sexuality, and class, students will also be able to recognize and articulate trends in contemporary literature, politics, media, and society that exist in American literature.


Modern Monsters: The Serial Killer in Literature and Film

ENG2420 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10009

Staff

The genre of serial killer fiction is a direct descendent of Gothic fiction, with the serial killers as updated models of Gothic villains. Like their Gothic predecessors, fictional serial killers are mythologized, folkorized and, in some cases, supernaturalized. Beginning with Psycho, students will critically analyze serial killer fiction novels and films of the mid-20th century to the present while investigating the following themes: American notions and expressions of individuality; the sociopolitical climate in which the serial killer is defined and the ways in which the narratives criticize this climate; changing notions of gender roles and anxieties therein; sexual anxieties; the expressions of cultural desires; and how myth informs the serial killer narratives. Prerequisite: VE fulfilled.


The American Dream

ENG2680 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10130

Peggy Kocoras

What is the "American Dream"? Has it changed through the years? Whose dream is it? Is it dead or alive in 2014? How does it function in American society? Does it help individuals succeed? How is it connected with immigration? We'll study the American Dream in literature, film, and other arts (photography, painting, music).


Environmental Studies

Exploring the Nature of Central Massachusetts

ES2000 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10001

Staff

In this practical, hands-on course, you will learn how to identify common animals that live in a variety of ecosystems, discover edible wild plants are more widespread than you think, and experience exciting outdoor activities such as map & compass navigation, canoeing, and fishing. Explore the natural beauty of Central Massachusetts hidden within suburbs just minutes outside of Worcester and become familiar with the plants and wildlife that call this region home.


Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

ES2750 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10068

Tomas Smieszek

An introduction to the display, manipulation and management of geographic information. Topics include geographical data input, storage, maintenance, analysis and retrieval. Current programs for GIS are introduced and students are encouraged to pursue independent work.


Film

Modern Monsters: The Serial Killer in Literature and Film

FILM2420 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10010

Staff

The genre of serial killer fiction is a direct descendent of Gothic fiction, with the serial killers as updated models of Gothic villains. Like their Gothic predecessors, fictional serial killers are mythologized, folkorized and, in some cases, supernaturalized. Beginning with Psycho, students will critically analyze serial killer fiction novels and films of the mid-20th century to the present while investigating the following themes: American notions and expressions of individuality; the sociopolitical climate in which the serial killer is defined and the ways in which the narratives criticize this climate; changing notions of gender roles and anxieties therein; sexual anxieties; the expressions of cultural desires; and how myth informs the serial killer narratives. Prerequisite: VE fulfilled.


The American Dream

FILM2680 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10131

Peggy Kocoras

What is the "American Dream"? Has it changed through the years? Whose dream is it? Is it dead or alive in 2014? How does it function in American society? Does it help individuals succeed? How is it connected with immigration? We'll study the American Dream in literature, film, and other arts (photography, painting, music).


Hebrew

Elementary Hebrew

HEBR1010 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10108

Staff

Modern conversational Hebrew. Emphasizes speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. Acquisition of vocabulary and basic grammar.


History

The American Dream

HIST2680 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10132

Peggy Kocoras

What is the “American Dream”? Has it changed through the years? Whose dream is it? Is it dead or alive in 2014? How does it function in American society? Does it help individuals succeed? How is it connected with immigration? We’ll study the American Dream in literature, film, and other arts (photography, painting, music).


Human Resource Development

Effective Speaking and Presenting

HRD1210 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10027

Martin Richman

Prepares participants for the challenges of effectively speaking to groups and individuals, including culturally diverse audiences. We examine the various types of speaking situations that participants are involved with on a regular basis.


Organizational Behavior

HRD2020 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10125

Staff

In this course we will focus on the common daily challenges facing individuals within the work place environment. Understanding these different behaviors and concepts found within the complex and diverse work environment is a critical component for survival and success in the modern organization. The specific topics of organizational structure, culture, change, motivation, group dynamics, leadership and interpersonal communication will all be addressed. The objective of this course is to give the student a better overall grasp of the organizational structure and the primary factors driving the managerial decision makers within it.


International and Comparative Studies

Economics and the World Economy

INTL1010 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10006

Abir Bukhatwa

The last few years have proven to all of us that what happens in one nation's economy can have major impact- good or bad- on the economies of another nation. How and why this happens is important for us to understand. Comparisons across countries provide a deeper understanding of business cycles, unemployment, monetary policy, economic growth, currencies and fiscal policy This course, an introduction to international economic interactions and the macroeconomic analysis of economies, develops basic economic concepts including market analysis, trade, and demand and supply in the macroeconomy. These economic concepts provide tools to analyze current issues such as economic stability, debt crises and policies towards trade.


Mathematics

Precalculus

MATH1110 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10113

Brendan Casey

Intended for students going on to calculus. Topics include coordinate geometry, functions and their graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions and trigonometry. A solid grasp of elementary algebra is assumed.


Calculus I

MATH1200 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10012

Belkis Cerrato Caceres

Topics include: functions, limits, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, continuity, related-rates problems, maximum-minimum problems, definition of integration and the fundamental theorem of calculus.


Statistics

MATH1470 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10019

Dhanushka Thamarapani

Students have the opportunity to learn the rationale behind the fundamental areas of descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as the mechanics involved with each: graphic representation of data, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, elementary probability, binomial and normal distributions, sampling, t-test, analysis of variance, chi-square, regression and correlation and nonparametric statistics.


Organizational Behavior

PA2020 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10126

Staff

In this course we will focus on the common daily challenges facing individuals within the work place environment. Understanding these different behaviors and concepts found within the complex and diverse work environment is a critical component for survival and success in the modern organization. The specific topics of organizational structure, culture, change, motivation, group dynamics, leadership and interpersonal communication will all be addressed. The objective of this course is to give the student a better overall grasp of the organizational structure and the primary factors driving the managerial decision makers within it.


Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL1000 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10117

Staff

Utilizing primary sources and commentary, the course introduces the student to the major schools of philosophy --idealism, realism, naturalism--through examining problems and theories in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social philosophy and anesthetics. Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Mill and Rawls are reviewed.


Business Ethics

PHIL1330 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10011

Staff

In this course we will see how the qualities that make a company ethical are also those which can lead to the company's success: the virtues of integrity, good management, and well established procedures of internal and external regulation. We will learn how successful enterprise balances its profit-making and risk-taking with regard to its employees,its share holders, its consumers and the environment. We will consider the issues of social justice inherent in business ethics: rights and responsibilities on personal, corporate, and international levels, and the issues of equity, fairness, discrimination and harassment.


Physics

Introductory Physics I

PHYS1010 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10002

Moataz Hannout

An introduction to the fundamental chemical concepts of chemistry as well as the applications as they relate to structure, bonding and reactivity of molecules. In addition, the laboratory will teach techniques of chemical experimentation, along with methods of chemical analysis. Contact COPACE for lab fee information.


SPECIAL PROJECT

PSCI2990 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10232

Sharon Krefetz


Psychology

Developmental Psychology

PSYC1320 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10112

Staff

This course provides a comprehensive overview of human psychological development from the prenatal period through the entire lifespan. History, theory, and methods specific to developmental study will be discussed to lay the groundwork for the state of the field, in addition to a broad overview of current research and theory specific to developmental issues. The importance of culture and context will also be emphasized throughout the course. Students will learn the basic skills necessary for scientific and psychological writing, and in general will become critical consumers of research on human development.


Introduction to Clinical & Counseling Psychology

PSYC1480 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10024

Daniel Lambert

Provides an overview of psychologists role in contemporary culture. This course critically examines various theories of cognitive, educational and personality assessment. It reviews theories of intervention and change with attention to their assumptions concerning normal and normative behavior and assesses current directions in health psychology.


Abnormal Psychology

PSYC1730 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10110

Oswaldo Moreno

This course begins with a discussion of the manner in which abnormal behavior has been traditionally defined and the implications of these definitions. A comprehensive overview of the major categories of abnormal behavioral disorders is then provided with an emphasis on theory and research (e.g., schizophrenia, affective disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, etc.). Special attention is paid to issues of assessment, intervention, and prevention.


Social Services

The Final Chapter: A Study of Death and Dying

SCSV1090 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10021

Janice Nowicki

Students will develop an understanding of the death and dying process while exploring their own attitudes, feelings and beliefs. Topics covered include what is dying, the grieving process, children and death, suicide, violent deaths, cultural attitudes and euthanasia. Community resources will also be explored.


Drugs and Crime in Society

SCSV1240 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10046

Staff

The physiological, psychological and sociological effects of licit and illicit drugs in society will be studied. A law enforcement perspective into the so called "war on drugs", the success and failures of various drug prevention and replacement therapy programs as well as the roadblock to recovery being created by the criminal justice system and insurance companies will be discussed. Contemporary topics such as whether addiction is a choice or a disease, the pros and cons of legalization and the issue of medicinal marijuana will also be debated.


Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

SOC1010 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10022

Staff

Introduces the basic concepts in the field of sociology with emphasis upon the application of these concepts to the understanding of the American institutions of politics, economics, religion, education, marriage and family.


The Final Chapter: A Study in Death and Dying

SOC1090 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10020

Janice Nowicki

Students will develop an understanding of the death and dying process while exploring their own attitudes, feelings and beliefs. Topics covered include what is dying, the grieving process, children and death, suicide, violent deaths, cultural attitudes and euthanasia. Community resources will also be explored.


Deviant Behavior

SOC2630 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 10128

Staff

What is deviance and how is it "constructed" within society? While some experts on deviance take a decidedly objective approach to deviance-the idea that all cultures recognize certain behaviors as deviant and unacceptable, this course will focus on the ways in which deviance is socially constructed-the idea that behaviors are deemed "deviant" based on societal definitions and are therefore not static but subject to change. Viewing deviance through a subjective (rather than objective) lens requires that we pay close attention to the dialogue that takes place between individuals and society over time, as it is this dialogue that will help us to determine what is and what is not acceptable within society. This course uses cultural, social, political, and even religious cues as clues to uncover deviance within society in all of its forms and functions.