College of Professional and Continuing Education

Spring Undergraduate Courses - 2014

For CRN's see: Spring 2014 Schedule

Accounting

Principles of Accounting

ACCT1010 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33199

Staff

Provides a basic understanding of financial accounting. Students will gain an understanding of accounting principles and procedures. The valuation of assets and liabilities as well as recognition of income and expenses will be examined. Through this study the student will be able to communicate the financial position of the organization.


Art

Beginning Drawing

ART1010 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33187

Staff

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.


Introduction to Photography

ART1030 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33293

Staff

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. Materials Fee: $50.00.


Techniques of Ceramics

ART1080 T 0330p-0630p    Section: 1
CRN: 33240

Linda Freedman

Traditional and experimental ceramic techniques will be explored. Design quality will be emphasized in the production of functional, scuptural, and architectural ceramic pieces. Individual problem solving will be stressed. Materials fee: $60.00 payable to Craft Studio on first night of class.


Techniques of Ceramics

ART1080 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 2
CRN: 33242

Linda Freedman

Traditional and experimental ceramic techniques will be explored. Design quality will be emphasized in the production of functional, scuptural, and architectural ceramic pieces. Individual problem solving will be stressed. Materials fee: $60.00 payable to Craft Studio on first night of class.


Clay and Fiber

ART1140 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33241

Linda 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. Materials fee: $60.00 payable to Craft Studio on first night of class.


Introduction to Digital Photography

ART1160 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33292

Rachel 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. Materials fee:$100.00.


Photography Projects

ART2000 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33274

Stephen DiRado

An advanced photography course for the individual who has made a commitment to the medium. Students will self-design a semester long project, and can explore one of many themes including: journalism, landscape, architecture, portraits, still life, personal images and alternative processes. This course is based on weekly critiques that are designed to encourage and stimulate students to develop a personal style. The goal for the semester is to conclude with a comprehensive portfolio. Some class meetings will be held off campus. Prerequisite: Introductory and Intermediate Photography. Materials fee: $100.00.


Printmaking by Hand

ART2090 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33474

Staff

Explore the look of the printed image and contrast it with drawn or painted images, with no need of a printmaking press. Any irregular surface that will hold ink can be printed such as fabric, woodgrain, leaves and found manufactured objects. Also work from your own and found photos, drawings and paintings through easily accessable techniques including gum transfers, embossing, collograph, trace print, monotype and linocut. All will be accomplished by hand, with simple tools and nontoxic materials. Discover the richness of printable surfaces existing in your immediate environment. Techniques will be demonstrated throughout the course with suggested problems for sampling each technique, aiming towards the creation of one significant work by course end which may use one or several combined techniques. Works by Picasso, Klee, Munch, Degas and others will be studied for examples of the sophisticated possibilities of this work. Students will be responsible for purchasing their own supplies.


Intermediate Photography Projects

ART2100 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33275

Stephen DiRado

An advanced photography course for the individual who has made a commitment to the medium. Students will self-design a semester long project, and can explore one of many themes including: journalism, landscape, architecture, portraits, still life, personal images and alternative processes. This course is based on weekly critiques that are designed to encourage and stimulate students to develop a personal style. The goal for the semester is to conclude with a comprehensive portfolio. Some class meetings will be held off campus. Prerequisite: Photography Projects. Materials fee: $100.00.


Advanced Photography Projects

ART2200 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33276

Stephen DiRado

An advanced photography course for the individual who has made a commitment to the medium. Students will self-design a semester long project, and can explore one of many themes including: journalism, landscape, architecture, portraits, still life, personal images and alternative processes. This course is based on weekly critiques that are designed to encourage and stimulate students to develop a personal style. The goal for the semester is to conclude with a comprehensive portfolio. Some class meetings will be held off campus. Prerequisite: Intermediate Photography Projects. Materials fee: $100.00.


American Sign Language

Beginning American Sign Language II

ASL1020 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33227

John Dunn

A continuation of American Sign Language (ASL) I, including grammar, basic vocabulary, manual alphabets/numbers and visual gestural communication. ASL written code will also be covered. Prerequisite: Beginning American Sign Language I.


American Sign Language IV

ASL1040 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33223

John Dunn

A continuation of ASL III, focusing on further development of visual-spatial orientation and manipulation skills, sign vocabulary and conversational skills. Students will continue to work on strategies for opening, sustaining and closing general conversation on a range of topics. They will also further develop the ability to question, narrate and give increasingly detailed description of activities, interactions, plans and directions. Prerequisite: American Sign Language III.


Criminal Justice

Corrections in America

CJ1200 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33245

Gregory White

Provides the students with an in-depth look at modern prisons, through a study of the American Correctional System. Topics such as punishment, the death penalty, the history of jails and prisons, overcrowding, prison violence and the AIDS epidemic will be discussed. Students will tour a Massachusetts correctional facility to learn first hand about a rapidly deteriorating prison system.


Drugs and Crime In Society II

CJ1250 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33277

Staff

A continuation of Drugs in Society I. Students further explore the background and nature of drug abuse, including illicit, prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Psychological and physiological effects will be studied in detail as well as the social ramifications and legal responses to the problem. Students will learn about the different drug treatment programs including abstinence based and replacement therapy programs. A law enforcement perspective into the continuing War on Drugs will be reviewed including the latest patterns and trends in drug trafficking. Prerequisite: Drugs in Society I.


CONTEMP. CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

CJ1970 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33273

Staff

What are the rights of someone accused of a crime? What protections do you have to be free from governmental intrusions into your home, car or computer? We will examine both federal and state constitutional provisions that provide the framework under which law enforcement must operate. This will include the right to an attorney, the need for law enforcement to obtain a search warrant to gather evidence and the limits on whether statements can be used against you in a criminal proceeding.


Organized Crime

CJ1990 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33288

Edward 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 efforts at preventing and controlling organized crime. We will trace the growth of organized crime as well as how it has adapted to encompass the use of technology and other state of the art measures to enhance smuggling and other activities in their efforts to compromise law enforcement and governments.


Crime and Deviance

CJ2000 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33270

Timothy O'Connor

Examines and debates definitions of crime and deviance, studying: street, corporate, organized and political crime; drug use; mental illness; crimes by and against women; and other forms of crime and deviance. Also explored are the social, political and economic conditions that lead to crime and deviance and the social response to them.


Criminology

CJ2010 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33183

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.


A Study of Violent Crime

CJ2020 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33229

Donald Moran

Surveys the nature and scope of violent crime, including domestic violence, and examines the social structures in our society that cultivate and allow violence to exist. Focus is on criminal behavior and its legal and sociological consequences. The course analyzes the backgrounds and identifies characteristics of violent criminals, such as the Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Pamela Smart. Also included is an examination of the Stuart murder case.


Effective Speaking and Presenting

COMM1210 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33238

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.


Introduction to Advertising

COMM1340 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33230

Staff

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


Graphic Design for the Web

COMM1350 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33244

Staff

Introduces the many aspects of graphic design for use on the Internet through the use of Adobe Photoshop and other graphic software tools. Techniques for graphics creation, animation and file conversion are covered. Understanding of HTML and basic use of IBM compatible computers is a requirement. Prerequisite: Internet Web Design and Implementation or permission.


Principles of Management

COMM1530 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33283

Staff

Introduces the fundamental managerial of functions planning, organizing, lending and controlling. Through an examination of the major motivational theories of management, we will work to increase our awareness of the personal skills required to be a manager and learn to apply managerial planning, and organizing processes as well as design a control system to measure results.


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

COMM1550 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33530

Staff

Starting in the 1780s, the culture of the United States was considered by most people to be one where all immigrant groups assimilated into the dominant western European culture. Today, the melting pot concept is questioned by many who believe that multiculturalism is not only a better description of the United States but also a healthier cultural concept. After watching feature films depicting the lives of ethnic groups in the United States, you decide if it is a melting pot or a salad bowl.


Introduction to Management Information Systems

COMM1770 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33427

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: 33475

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.


Interpersonal Communication

COMM2180 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33285

Erin Dolan

This course will utilize theory and practical applications to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop interpersonal communication competence and better understand its role in the relationship context. Specific areas of study include: relationship building and maintenance, intercultural communication, conflict management and interpersonal communications in the organization.


Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Management

COMM2360 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33305

Jaclyn Greenhalgh

Students develop and improve conflict management skills and how to utilize those skills in managing conflicts that arise in personal and professional situations. Students will have an opportunity to explore alternative models and methods of resolving disputes.


Computer Science

Introduction to Computing

CSCI1010 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33243

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.


Graphic Design for the Web

CSCI1350 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33269

Staff

Introduces the many aspects of graphic design for use on the Internet through the use of Adobe Photoshop and other graphic software tools. Techniques for graphics creation, animation and file conversion are covered. Understanding of HTML and basic use of IBM compatible computers is a requirement. Prerequisite: Internet Web Design and Implementation or permission of instructor.


Introduction to Management Information Systems

CSCI1770 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33426

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.


Introduction to Java Programming

CSCI2030 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33228

Staff

Introduces the elements of Java programming language. Topics include input/output operations, control structures, arithmetic operations, arrays, strings, praphical user interface(GUI), object-oriented design and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test and debug Java application programs and Java applets for web application.


Database Management

CSCI2150 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33481

Germinal Isern

Presents concepts of database management systems. Covers theories of database design as well as methods for developing and implementing on-line information systems. Includes practical experience with one or more existing DBMS packages. Attention: This course is open to graduate students. Please see your program director for permission.


Distributed Systems

CSCI2240 S 0900a-1200p    Section: 1
CRN: 33522

Germinal Isern

Introduces Distributed Operating Systems and distributed systems in general. We will focus on the principles and paradigms such as communication, process, naming, synchronization, consistency and replication, fault tolerance and security. We will also cover object based systems, distributed file systems, document based systems and coordination based systems. Prerequisite: Introduction to Operating Systems.


Economics

Economics and the World Economy

ECON1010 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33281

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: 33189

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: 33192

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.


Econometrics

ECON2650 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33200

Staff

This course is designed to build basic skills in applying statistical methods in economics. More specifically, this course will introduce a set of analytical tools to build econometric models, test results statistically and do the forecast. We will start with how to generate and correctly interpret ordinary least squares regression estimates, then briefly introduce empirical methods to deal with time series data, and finally apply tools and methodology learned in this course to practical problems.


English

Intermediate Composition

ENG1150 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33237

Peggy Kocoras

Competent expository writing skills are mandatory for college and professional success. Clarity, focus, development, organization, grammar and style are emphasized in this workshop-style course. Students write various types of essays to expand their methods of expression, increase their basic writing skills and experiment with individual writing styles. The course also covers the full process of researching, organizing, writing and documenting research papers. Prerequisite: Introduction to Composition.


Secrets of the Sisterhoods: Inside the Red Tent

ENG2010 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33289

Staff

Throughout history, have women been observers in a man's world, or simply participants and leaders in different ways? How do women of varying time periods and cultures view the world and their roles in it? These questions and more will be explored via modern and historical fiction novels, essays, films, discussion and oral history documentation, focusing on "global sisterhood."


Fiction on the Fringe: Crimes, Addictions and Psychoses

ENG2140 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33236

Jennifer Plante

An examination of selected 20th century works of fiction that deal with the social or psychological outcast(s). We will focus on each author's construction of narrative, point of view, characterization, language and imagery. Questions regarding alternative versus traditional morality, the differentiation between marginal versus mainstream ethos will also be central to our investigations. Works studied include: "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas", "Girl Interrupted", "American Psycho", "One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest" and "Lolita."


Environmental Studies

Journey to Sustainability

ES1210 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33485

MaryAnn DeMaria

"Journey to Sustainability" is designed for people interested in learning about the concept of sustainability and why sustainability is important for human survival. Simply put, is sustainability still possible, given that seven billion people are living on the planet? While this question may seem scary, the main goal of this course is to leave you with a feeling of hope for our environmental future. We will begin with a basic background in ecology and Earth's sytems. This background will provide the tools needed in order to develop one's own conclusions when learning about current issues in environmental science. The second part of this course will focus on current environmental issues, which are mostly a result of humans using natural resources unsustainably. Issues studied will include climate change, overfishing, pollution, and energy. The last part of this course will focus on creating individual sustainability goals and assessing the current state of the planet.


Sustainability and the Sacred

ES1970 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33193

Rachael 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.


Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

ES2750 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33425

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

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

FILM1550 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33529

Staff

Starting in the 1780s, the culture of the United States was considered by most people to be one where all immigrant groups assimilated into the dominant western European culture. Today, the melting pot concept is questioned by many who believe that multiculturalism is not only a better description of the United States but also a healthier cultural concept. After watching feature films depicting the lives of ethnic groups in the United States, you decide if it is a melting pot or a salad bowl.


Human Resource Development

Effective Speaking and Presenting

HRD1210 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33239

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.


Principles of Management

HRD1530 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33284

Staff

Introduces the fundamental managerial functions of planning, organizing, lending and controlling. Through an examination of the major motivational theories of management, we will work to increase our awareness of the personal skills required to be a manager and learn to apply managerial planning, and organizing processes as well as design a control system to measure results.


Organizational Behavior

HRD2020 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33476

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.


Interpersonal Communication

HRD2180 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33286

Erin Dolan

This course will utilize theory and practical applications to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop interpersonal communication competence and better understand its role in the relationship context. Specific areas of study include: relationship building and maintenance, intercultural communication, conflict management and interpersonal communications in the organization.


Interdisciplinary

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

IDND1550 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33531

Staff

Starting in the 1780s, the culture of the United States was considered by most people to be one where all immigrant groups assimilated into the dominant western European culture. Today, the melting pot concept is questioned by many who believe that multiculturalism is not only a better description of the United States but also a healthier cultural concept. After watching feature films depicting the lives of ethnic groups in the United States, you decide if it is a melting pot or a salad bowl.


Reading the Bible as Literature

IDND1630 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33195

Staff

This course is a tour of the major themes, characters, events, and genres of the Bible and offers an interpretive framework by which to read the Judeo-Christian Scriptures as one unified work of literature. It will also consider the wider historical context of Biblical stories and events. It assumes no prior knowledge of the Bible, but will require students to interact with the biblical material by reading significant portions of it from each of its different genres. The readings, discussions, and presentations will challenge students to let the Bible speak for itself, and draw their own conclusions accordingly.


International and Comparative Studies

Economics and the World Economy

INTL1010 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33282

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.


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

INTL1550 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33532

Staff

Starting in the 1780s, the culture of the United States was considered by most people to be one where all immigrant groups assimilated into the dominant western European culture. Today, the melting pot concept is questioned by many who believe that multiculturalism is not only a better description of the United States but also a healthier cultural concept. After watching feature films depicting the lives of ethnic groups in the United States, you decide if it is a melting pot or a salad bowl.


Reading The Bible as Literature

INTL1630 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33433

Staff

This course is a tour of the major themes, characters, events, and genres of the Bible and offers an interpretive framework by which to read the Judeo-Christian Scriptures as one unified work of literature. It will also consider the wider historical context of Biblical stories and events. It assumes no prior knowledge of the Bible, but will require students to interact with the biblical material by reading significant portions of it from each of its different genres. The readings, discussions, and presentations will challenge students to let the Bible speak for itself, and draw their own conclusions accordingly.


Sustainability and the Sacred

INTL1970 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33194

Rachael 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.


Secrets of the Sisterhoods: Inside the Red Tent

INTL2060 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33290

Staff

Throughout history, have women been observers in a man's world, or simply participants and leaders in different ways? How do women of varying time periods and cultures view the world and their roles in it? These questions and more will be explored via modern and historical fiction novels, essays, films, discussion and oral history documentation, focusing on "global sisterhood."


Mathematics

Introduction to Mathematics I

MATH1010 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33231

Staff

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 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33232

Staff

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 III

MATH1030 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33233

Staff

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.


Precalculus

MATH1110 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33185

Staff

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 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33480

Germinal Isern

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 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33506

Staff

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.


Music

Music in the Community

MUSC1070 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33182

Staff


Organizational Behavior

PA2020 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33477

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.


Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Management

PA2360 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33198

Jaclyn Greenhalgh

Students will be encouraged to develop and improve conflict management skills and how to utilize those skills in managing conflicts that arise in personal and professional situations. Students will have an opportunity to explore alternative models and methods of resolving disputes.


Philosophy

The Meaning of Life

PHIL2010 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33484

David Flesche

Questions about the meaning of life arise in literature, films and other art forms as well as in our own personal experience. In this course we will consider philosophical approaches to these questions. And consider what sort of question is being asked about life's meaning and why. Are we asking questions about an individual's own life or about human life generally? Why should we care whether human life has meaning or not? What facts about human existence raise the question in the first place? We will consider what type of answers can be given to questions about the meaning of life and will also consider whether we have a reason to regret our death, and the role of atheism, religion and morality in raising and responding to questions about the purpose of life.


Psychology

Child and Developmental Psychology

PSYC1410 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33191

Staff

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of human psychological development from the prenatal period through adolescence. The history, theory, and methods specific to developmental study will be discussed to lay the groundwork for the state of the field. Emphasis will be on current research and theory, and we will consider aspects of biological, cognitive, social, and emotional development with attention to cultural influences.


Social Psychology

PSYC1700 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33202

Margaret Campbell

Provides a systematic introduction to the field of social psychology, which studies how the thoughts, feelings and actions of a person are influenced by other people and social situations. We will explore the power of situations, culture and context, as well as how people individually react and think about certain social situations.


Diagnosis and Treatment of Persons With Co-occuring Disorders

PSYC2100 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33184

Staff

Explores the diagnostic and treatment challenges posed by co-occuring mental illness and substance abuse disorders. There will be strong emphasis on increasing awareness of self and others, as well as development of clinical applications. Concepts and theories behind addictive and psychiatric disorders and their treatment process will be covered.


Recovery and Relapse Prevention in Mental Illness and Addiction

PSYC2200 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33234

Daniel Lambert

Mental Health and Addiction Services are increasingly organized according to principles of recovery outlined in the President's New Freedom Commision Report. The course provides an overview of recovery-oriented approaches to care, psychosocial rehabilitation and relapse prevention. Students will be introduced to stages-of-change theory, motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy based skills and cognitive-behavioral analysis as applied to relapse cycles. The second half of the course will explore problem-specific evidence-based interventions that are consistent with recovery principles.


Psychology of Human Motivation

PSYC2390 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33235

Daniel Lambert

Students evaluate the different psychological theories of motivation from a phenomenological perspective. Each theory is evaluated in terms of an experiential matrix. Assists the student in his/her attempt to make sense of what comes under the rubric of "motivation." Behavior modification and management strategies commonly used in clinics and the workplace are critically examined.


Social Services

The Final Chapter: A Study of Death and Dying

SCSV1090 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33280

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.


Crime and Deviance

SCSV2010 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33271

Timothy O'Connor

Examines and debates definitions of crime and deviance, studying: street, corporate, organized and political crime; drug use; mental illness; crimes by and against women; and other forms of crime and deviance. Also explored are the social, political and economic conditions that lead to crime and deviance and the social response to them.


Interpersonal Communication

SCSV2180 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33287

Erin Dolan

This course will utilize theory and practical applications to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop interpersonal communication competence and better understand its role in the relationship context. Specific areas of study include: relationship building and maintenance, intercultural communication, conflict management and interpersonal communications in the organization.


Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Management

SCSV2360 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33197

Jaclyn Greenhalgh

Students will be encouraged to develop and improve conflict management skills and how to utilize those skills in managing conflicts that arise in personal and professional situations. Students will have an opportunity to explore alternative models and methods of resolving disputes.


Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

SOC1010 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33278

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 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33279

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.


Crime and Deviance

SOC2010 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33272

Timothy O'Connor

Examines and debates definitions of crime and deviance, studying: street, corporate, organized and political crime; drug use; mental illness; crimes by and against women; and other forms of crime and deviance. Also explored are the social, political and economic conditions that lead to crime and deviance and the social response to them.


Women's Studies

Secrets of the Sisterhoods: Inside the Red Tent

WS2010 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33291

Staff

Throughout history, have women been observers in a man's world, or simply participants and leaders in different ways? How do women of varying time periods and cultures view the world and their roles in it? These questions and more will be explored via modern and historical fiction novels, essays, films, discussion and oral history documentation, focusing on "global sisterhood."