College of Professional and Continuing Education

Fall Undergraduate Courses — 2014

For CRN's see: Fall 2014 Schedule

Art

Introduction to Photography

ART1030 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23813

R. Loischild

Introduces students to the medium of photography as an art form and means of communication. The zone system, camera functions, composition and printing are covered in detail. Class discussion on contemporary and historical views of photography are encouraged. In this studio/laboratory course, students are in the darkroom developing black and white film and printing archival fiberbase silver prints. By course completion, students produce a fine small portfolio of prints. Must have 35 mm camera capable of manual settings. Material fee: $50.00.


Techniques of Ceramics

ART1080 T 0330p-0630p    Section: 1
CRN: 23764

L. 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. Material fee: $60.00 payable to Craft Studio on first night of class.


Clay and Fiber

ART1140 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23765

L. Freedman

Explores the historical, traditional and contemporary artistic applications of these two plastic mediums. Students will gain a working knowledge of traditional and experimental ceramic and fiber techniques. Design quality will be stressed throughout as a fundamental aspect of good craftsmanship. Students will gain an understanding of the artistic heritage inherent in crafts of the past and present. Material fee: $60.00 payable to Craft Studio on first night of class.


Introduction to Digital Photography

ART1160 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23814

R. Loischild

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. Material fee: $100.00.


Luminous Watercolor

ART1530 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23833

L. 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.


American Sign Language

American Sign Language I

ASL1010 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 24144

J. 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.


Beginning American Sign Language III

ASL1030 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23811

J. Dunn

A continuation of ASL II, this course will focus on further development of visual-spatial orientation and manipulation skills, sign vocabulary and complex sentence structures. Students will continue to work on strategies for opening, sustaining and closing general conversations on a range of topics. They will also further develop the ability to question, narrate and give increasingly detailed descriptions of activities, interactions, plans and directions. Prerequisite: Beginning American Sign Language II.


Criminal Justice

The American Criminal Justice System

CJ1220 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23849

G. White

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 I

CJ1240 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23854

T. O'Connor

A law enforcement prospective of how drugs are impacting our lives. All forms of drug abuse and the cost it inflicts on society will be examined. The War on Drugs will be reviewed including the latest developments and the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94C Narcotics Law.


Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

CJ1960 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 24265

C. Gold

This course provides a broad overview of forensic anthropology-an applied field of biological anthropology. Forensic anthropology is the application of the science of physical/biological anthropology to the legal process. The identification of skeletal human remains is important for both legal and humanitarian reasons. Forensic anthropologists work to determine age, sex, ancestry, stature and unique features from the skeleton. While proficiency in forensic methods will not be the focus of this course, general identification techniques will be addressed. A combination of readings from the assigned textbook and articles assigned by the instructor will form the basis of class lecture and discussion.


Organized Crime

CJ1990 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23819

E. Karcasinas

From Capone to Bulger and beyond, we will cover the history and development of organized crime as it has evolved throughout the world. We will examine law enforcements of technology and other state of the art measures to enhance smuggling and other activities in their efforts to compromise law enforcement and governments.


Children in Crisis

CJ2080 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23763

D. Moran

Explores the sensitive issues surrounding the increasing number of abused children in contemporary American culture. The biological, psychological and sociological factors affecting child abuse are used as the broad conceptual framework for prevention, identification and treatment. Focuses on the etiology of child abuse as well as treatment and the law.


The Criminal Mind

CJ2250 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23762

D. Moran

We will explore the profiles of the criminal personality in all of its ramifications, offering fresh perceptions into crimes in the spotlight today, from rape and domestic violence to the serial and charismatic killers. Who are these criminals and how and why do they act differently from responsible citizens? We will study the violent crime scene analysis and the key to understanding and catching violent criminals. Particular attention will be paid to the principles behind the defense of insanity as well as whether or not the defense of diminished capacity either excuses or diminishes the guilt of one who is charged with a serious crime.


Effective Speaking and Presenting

COMM1210 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23768

M. 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.


Melting Pot or Salad Bowl: A Film Exploration of Multicultural America

COMM1550 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 24146

N. Araneo

People all over the world base their opinions of the United States on what they see in American films. What do Hollywood movies say about the culture of the United States? Are they an accurate portrayal of the country and its culture? This course will examine the history and culture of the United States as presented in film.


Introduction to Management Information Systems

COMM1770 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23847

D. 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.


Computer Science

Introduction to Management Information Systems

CSCI1770 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23848

D. 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.


Introduction to Computer Security Essentials

CSCI1900 S 0900a-1200p    Section: 1
CRN: 24295

G. Isern

A practical survey of network security applications and standards. The emphasis is on applications and standards that are widely used on the Internet and for corporate networks.


English

Introduction to Composition

ENG1000 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 24267

J. Plante

Focuses on the writing process: prewriting, writing and rewriting. Discussion and writing activities will include all steps of the writing process beginning with developing ideas and carried through organizing, writing and editing. Students will experiment with different techniques and learn to adapt to different college writing situations.


Modern Monsters: The Serial Killer in Literature and Film

ENG2420 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23758

J. Plante

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, folklorized 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.


Beat Generation Literature

ENG2510 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23757

J. Plante

The beat Generation's influence on American culture is still evident today, over 50 years after a group of young men- Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and others-first met in New York City. These radical writers shook up the literary world with their disregard for traditional literary styles and themes and their blatant rejection of the cultural values of postwar America. We will focus on the following : notions of defiant individuality; alternative conceptions of religion , sexuality, and politics; the glorification of the drug culture and of criminality, and how pop culture factors into texts. Among the work studied in this class are Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Allen Ginsberg's Howl and William S. Burrough's Naked Lunch.


Environmental Studies

Sustainability and the Sacred

ES1970 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23815

R. Shea

Indigenous cultures relied on three basic concepts to live sustainably: community, exchange and relationship. In this course we will experience and explore these three concepts. The interconnectedness of all life - the sacred - is the "technology" which lay at the heart of all indigenous cultures. It is all available to each of us still. Connecting to the plants, the animal kingdom, and one another as equals bring the tools we need to embrace earth changes and all that the future holds. Through this course you will be empowered to engage with Sustainability on your own terms. Please be advised that some class meetings will take place outdoors.


Film

Melting Pot or Salad Bowl: A Film Exploration of Multicultural America

FILM1550 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 24147

N. Araneo

People all over the world base their opinions of the United States on what they see in American films. What do Hollywood movies say about the culture of the United States? Are they an accurate portrayal of the country and its culture? This course will examine the history and culture of the United States as presented in film.


Modern Monsters: The Serial Killer in Literature and Film

FILM2420 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23804

J. Plante

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.


Human Resource Development

Effective Speaking and Presenting

HRD1210 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23806

M. 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.


Interdisciplinary

Melting Pot or Salad Bowl: A Film Exploration of Multicultural America

IDND1550 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 24149

N. Araneo

People all over the world base their opinions of the United States on what they see in American films. What do Hollywood movies say about the culture of the United States? Are they an accurate portrayal of the country and its culture? This course will examine the history and culture of the United States as presented in film.


International and Comparative Studies

Melting Pot or Salad Bowl: A Film Exploration of Multicultural America

INTL1550 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 24148

N. Araneo

People all over the world base their opinions of the United States on what they see in American films. What do Hollywood movies say about the culture of the United States? Are they an accurate portrayal of the country and its culture? This course will examine the history and culture of the United States as presented in film.


Sustainability and the Sacred

INTL1970 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23816

R. Shea

Indigenous cultures relied on three basic concepts to live sustainably: community, exchange and relationship. In this course we will experience and explore these three concepts. The interconnectedness of all life - the sacred - is the "technology" which lay at the heart of all indigenous cultures. It is all available to each of us still. Connecting to the plants, the animal kingdom, and one another as equals bring the tools we need to embrace earth changes and all that the future holds. Through this course you will be empowered to engage with Sustainability on your own terms. Please be advised that some class meetings will take place outdoors.


Mathematics

Introduction to Mathematics I

MATH1010 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 24150

B. Kondek

An individually paced course designed primarily to develop proficiency with the concepts of introductory mathematics and algebra needed for future course work. Once areas have been mastered in a test-free environment, more advanced topics--from such areas as trigonometry and precalculus--are considered.


Introduction to Mathematics II

MATH1020 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 24151

B. Kondek

An individually paced course designed primarily to develop proficiency with the concepts of introductory mathematics and algebra needed for future course work. Once areas have been mastered in a test-free environment, more advanced topics--from such areas as trigonometry and precalculus--are considered. Prerequisite: Introduction to Mathematics I.


Introduction to Mathematics III

MATH1030 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 24152

B. Kondek

An individually paced course designed primarily to develop proficiency with the concepts of introductory mathematics and algebra needed for future course work. Once areas have been mastered in a test-free environment, more advanced topicsfrom such areas as trigonometry and precalculusare considered. Prerequiste: Introduction to Mathematics II.


Philosophy

Professional Ethics

PHIL1310 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23851

D. Flesche

Investigates moral problems that arise in-and-about-the world of business. The class discusses ethical issues in advertising, the moral status of affirmative action programs and the responsibilities of business toward the environment. Each student is expected to articulate the different sides of the issues and to defend his/her own views in discussion and in writing.


Psychology

Psychology of Human Learning

PSYC2300 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23863

D. Lambert

Emphasizes both theoretical understanding and practical application of theories and research findigs. Topics include how people process information in daily living, the use of learning style in educational methods and career choice, and the effect of emotions on perception and memory.


Science

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

SCIS1960 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 24266

C. Gold

This course provides a broad overview of forensic anthropology-an applied field of biological anthropology. Forensic anthropology is the application of the science of physical/biological anthropology to the legal process. The identification of skeletal human remains is important for both legal and humanitarian reasons. Forensic anthropologists work to determine age, sex, ancestry, stature and unique features from the skeleton. While proficiency in forensic methods will not be the focus of this course, general identification techniques will be addressed. A combination of readings from the assigned textbook and articles assigned by the instructor will form the basis of class lecture and discussion.


Social Services

The Final Chapter: A Study of Death and Dying

SCSV1090 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23822

J. 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 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23855

T. O'Connor

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.


Children in Crisis

SCSV2080 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23805

D. Moran

Explores the sensitive issues surrounding the increasing number of abused children in contemporary American culture. The biological, psychological and sociological factors affecting child abuse are used as the broad conceptual framework for prevention, identification and treatment. Focuses on the etiology of child abuse as well as treatment and the law.


Sociology

The Final Chapter: A Study in Death and Dying

SOC1090 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23821

J. 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.