Online Course Descriptions

ARTS 125 History of Art II
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Summer
A survey of the visual arts from the late Gothic to 20th Century. Lecture and slide presentation.

 

BADM 400 Operations Management
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Spring
A study of the decision-making process and how quantitative methods are used to find solutions to business problems. The computer will be used to analyze and process data. Opportunities, problems and decisions that confront managers are analyzed and solutions are developed. Topics covered include: cost-volume-profit analysis, forecasting, decision theory, linear programming, probability concepts and applications, inventory control, queuing theory and game theory.

 

BADM 449 Management Policy & Issues
3 class hrs. - 3 credits 
Spring 
The emphasis is on analyzing the criteria for which ultimate business decisions are made; business strategies in international and domestic operations and the impact of political, economic and legal factors. Focus will be given to actual situation analysis and applying current functional and managerial techniques to a variety of case studies. Prerequisite: BADM249 or permission of the instructor.

 

CITA 110 Microcomputer Applications I
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Summer/Winter
An introduction to the use of microcomputers and application software. Topics will include microcomputer terminology, hardware system components, disk operating systems and MS Windows. The student will learn through hands-on experience the skills necessary to use windows-based word processing, spreadsheets and data base systems.

 

CITA 112 Spreadsheet and Database Appl
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Summer/Winter
This course emphasizes the use of advanced concepts in spreadsheet and database applications. Students will gain understanding of concepts and skills required to develop complex business applications. Using software applications such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access to store, organize, and retrieve business information that is critical to decision making. Concepts explored include developing complex business models, interaction with other software applications, and using visual programming tools. Prerequisite: Familiarity with Microsoft Windows, Word and Power Point or permission of the instructor.

 

CITA 140 Intro to Programming 
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Winter
A study of fundamental computer terminology, concepts and problem solving techniques.  Emphasis is placed on the development of problem solving skills using a programming language.  Students will write, test and debug programs related to appropriate disciplines using computer equipment. Course fee of $45 is required.

 

COMM 301 Technical Communication
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter
Technical communication concentrates on writing for professional situations, as well as upper-level research. It covers research, analysis and presentation of data, form and content of formal and informal reports, letters and resumes. Group work is required, as are presentations. Prerequisites: ENGL101 or ENGL201. This course is intended primarily for bachelor degree students.

 

ECHD 240 Child Health, Safety & Nutrition 
3 semester hrs. - 3 credits
Spring/Fall
Students explore a variety of environmental, behavioral, and constitutional factors which influence health dynamics within the family. The role of the teacher/practitioner in observation, prevention, communication, referral and follow up is a strong focus within this course. Topics include: establishing safe environments within children's programs, communicable and non-communicable diseases in children, current options for family health care, children's nutritional needs, and common childhood emergency awareness and care. Current educational focus for teachers includes the effects of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and HIV/AIDS upon children's health. New York State certification will be provided for Child Abuse/Maltreatment Prevention and Violence Prevention and Intervention (S.A.V.E.).

 

ECHD 251 Anti Bias Strategies: A Human Relations Approach
3 semester hrs. - 3 credits
Spring/Summer
Students will examine a variety of strategies that promote environments that support emotional and social development from a human perspective. Anti-bias curriculum, media, and materials will be evaluated. The role of conflict resolution strategies in promoting an anti-bias perspective will be explored. This course is primarily interactive and is writing intensive. Prerequisite: ENGL 101

 

ECHD 280 Children with Special Needs 
3 semester hrs. - 3 credits
Summer
An introduction to childhood exceptionalities in the disability categories of sensory, health, physical, learning communication, and behavior disorders as well as covering autism, ADHD, traumatic brain injury and giftedness. Definitions, assessment, diagnosis, incidence, causes, instructional strategies, issues, and trends are examined in each category of exceptionality. An overview of laws, policies, and practices with emphasis on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and placement of students in special education will be covered. In addition, the importance of early intervention, transition, and parental involvement will be discussed. Prerequisite: ECHD170

 

ECHD 351 Families as Partners in Early Childhood Programs
3 credits
Summer/Fall
An examination of the importance of families as partners with early childhood staff in the provision of early care and education for their children. Includes a historical perspective of parent involvement and parent education programs, recognition of parents as the primary educators of their children, and the development of true partnerships as families, teachers, and administrators work together to support and enhance a child's development at home and in school. Prerequisite: ECHD130, ECHD170, ECHD280 (may take concurrently) or permission of the instructor.

 

ECHD 352 Child Guidance and Classroom Management
3 semester hrs. - 3 credits
Summer/Fall
An examination of the principles and practices consistent with professional guidelines for developmentally appropriate child guidance and classroom management in early care and education programs. Includes discussions and practical experiences related to positive guidance and management strategies for work with groups and with individual children, family involvement, and environment, staffing patterns, scheduling, professional development of staff, conflict resolution and reflective teaching. Writing Intensive. Prerequisite: ECHD130, ECHD170, and ENGL101 or permission of the instructor.

 

ECHD 452 Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood
3 semester hrs. - 3 credits
Spring/Fall
An examination of developmentally appropriate practice in the assessment and evaluation of young children, following the guidelines set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children for authentic assessment and evaluation. Includes practice and using a variety of observation-based data gathering instruments, play-based assessments, trans-disciplinary assessments and portfolios. Also includes discussion of the use and misuse of standardized tests in the assessment and evaluation of young children. Prerequisite: MATH125, ECHD150, ECHD170 or permission of the instructor. Must have earned a "B" or better in Early Childhood Practicum course. This course is for B.S. Child Care and Development majors only.

 

ECHD 454 Operations Management & Chidrens Programs
3 semester hrs. - 3 credits
Spring
Systems theory and practical applications related to operations management and policy development in quality programs for children and families: enrollment and retention of children and families. Record keeping, technology and communication systems, health and safety policies and procedures, program accreditation and space allocation and maintenance. Prerequisite: ECHD453, 60 credits, of which 18 must be in Early Childhood. Must have earned a grade of "B" or better in Early Childhood Practicum course. This course is for B.S. Child Care and Development majors only.

 

ECHD 456 External Environment & Childrens Programs 
3 semester hrs. - 3 credits
Spring
An examination of the legal and regulatory requirements for children's programs at local, state and federal levels; marketing strategies and customer relationships; ethical issues; community resources for children and families; advocacy issues and activities; career development in the field of early childhood. Included experiences with practical applications of the principles and practices discussed. Prerequisite: ECHD453, 60 college credits, 18 of which must be in Early Childhood. Must have earned a grade of "B" or better in Early Childhood Practicum course. This course is for B.S. Child Care and Development majors only.

 

ECHD 461 Internship Reporting
3 semester hrs. - 3 credits
Fall
An examination of developmentally appropriate practice in the assessment and evaluation of young children, following the guidelines set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children for authentic assessment and evaluation. Includes practice and using a variety of observation-based data gathering instruments, play-based assessments, trans-disciplinary assessments and portfolios. Also includes discussion of the use and misuse of standardized tests in the assessment and evaluation of young children. Prerequisite: MATH125, ECHD150, ECHD170 or permission of the instructor. Must have earned a "B" or better in Early Childhood Practicum course. This course is for B.S. Child Care and Development majors only.

 

ECON 124 Macro-Economics
3 semester hrs. - 3 credits
Summer
An introduction to the operation of the modern national economy including: analysis of national output, income employment, business fluctuations, money and banking.

 

ENGL 101 Composition I
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Summer/Fall
In this composition course, students will write personal essays developing a point or an idea with evidence drawn from their own lives and academic essays organized around an intellectual task, such as arguing in favor of an idea, comparing, defining or analyzing. A student must demonstrate competency in                                                                                    
(1) organizing and paragraphing                                                           
(2) clarity of main point                                                                       
(3) appropriateness, logic and specificity of development                        
(4) maturity of content                                                                         
(5) sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.                  
This course will include an introductory research component.

 

ENGL 241 Short Story
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Summer/Winter
Reading and discussion of representative examples of the short story form, with emphasis on response, interpretation and appreciation. Evaluation will be based upon such factors as class participation, tests including essay questions, and written assignments.

 

ENGL 310 Selected Topics in Literature
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Summer/Winter
The course will explore, in depth, a particular literary issue, period or genre. Themes of the course will change each semester in which it is offered and will be announced prior to registration. Prerequisite: ENGL 219, ENGL 221, or ENGL 223

 

ENGL 316 Readings in Native American Literature
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Spring/Summer
This course is a study of the literature of the indigenous peoples of North America and considers the following: prevalent themes, language use, the effect of contact with European culture, and the cultural values and experiences expressed in the work. Class methodology will include readings, lecture, discussion, tests and written exploration and critique of the literature. Prerequisites: ENGL101 and one lower-level literature or writing course, or permission of the instructor. Either NAMS111 or NAMS121 highly recommended.

 

ENGL 320 Writing Nature: Human Expression and the Natural World
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Spring/Summer/Winter
This course is designed to introduce the student to the genre of Nature Writing. Against the backdrop of a variety of readings in the genre, consideration of other art forms, as well as theoretical writings on the relationship of humankind to the environment, students will explore their own relationship with the natural world through writing spontaneous, observational and theoretical pieces as well as developing a project in their artistic medium. Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or other introductory writing course except ENGL 099

 

HIST 122 History of the United States II
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Summer/Winter
An investigation of the political, economic and social development of the United States. The course begins with Reconstruction and moves to the 1990s.

 

MATH 111 College Algebra
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Summer/Winter
A course in Algebra for college students with a strong emphasis on problem-solving and applications. Topics include: introduction to functions and their graphs; linear and quadratic functions; solution of a variety of types of equations and inequalities using algebraic, numeric and graphical techniques; systems of equations, operations with polynomials; rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic expressions; and exponential functions. Use of a graphing calculator may be an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: placement per high school transcript, completion of MATH101 or MATH101X with "C-" or higher, or by permission of the Mathematics Department.

 

MATH 125 Statistics (C)
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Summer/Winter
A basic course in general statistics with applications in the fields of business and the natural, behavioral and social sciences. Elementary probability theory and descriptive statistics are introduced, but the emphasis is on inferential statistics including significance tests, confidence intervals, and linear regression and correlation. Prerequisite: placement per high school transcript, MATH111 or above, or by permission of the Mathematics Department.

 

MATH 131 Pre-Calculus
4 class hrs. - 4 credits
Summer/Winter
A course designed to provide the necessary foundation for a standard calculus course. The focus of pre-calculus is the concept of a function with special emphasis on graphing functions. Topics include types of functions, graphing techniques, properties and graphs of polynomials and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions. A graphing calculator may be required. Not recommended for students with four units of high school mathematics. Not open to students with credit for Calculus I except by permission of the Mathematics Department. Prerequisite: Three units of high school mathematics including NYS Course III or NYS Math B, or MATH112, or by permission of the Mathematics Department.

 

MATH 225 Statistical Methods 
3class hrs. - 3 credits
Winter
A review of basic statistical concepts, probability concepts, discrete and continuous distributions, sampling techniques and sampling distributions, point estimation, interval estimation, testing statistical hypotheses, analysis of variance, basic design of experiments, simple and multiple regression, analysis of covariance, nonparametric techniques, analysis for categorical data. Prerequisite: MATH125 or its equivalent with a minimum grade of "C."

 

MATH 231 Calculus I
4 class hrs. - 4 credits
Summer
A course in plane analytic geometry, functions, limits, continuity, differentiation and anitdifferentiation of algebraic, trigonometric and exponential functions of a single variable with applications. An introduction to definite integrals is included. A graphing calculator as well as a computer algebra system (MAPLE) may be used. Prerequisite: Four units of high school regents mathematics including pre-calculus, MATH131 ("C" or better), or by permission of the Mathematics Department.

 

MKTH 311 E-Marketing
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Spring
E-Marketing is a major component of electronic commerce, the fastest growing area of business. As such, workers and students with expertise in this field are in great demand. This course provides an introduction to the field and explains the various roles of E-Marketing in an organization's total marketing program. Students will be trained how to specifically use the internet and related technology to strategize and implement research, advertising, merchandising, customer service and other marketing mix-related functions. This is a practical, hands-on course. It explores Internet technologies as products in and of themselves, as mass and personal communications tools, and as a distribution/transaction channel. It will also address user characteristics and behavior, direct marketing and online strategies for relationship marketing. The basics of Web design will be introduced. Prerequisite: HOTL205 or BADM134

 

NAMS 121 Intro to Native American Studies I
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Winter
The course is intended to provide students with an introduction to Native American Societies in the present-day U.S. from prior to the arrival of Europeans until U.S. independence. As a survey course, students will be introduced to social structures, political structures, spiritual practices, and inter-tribal/nation relations. Focus will be on the tribal nations of the Northwest, the Great Plains, and the Southwest. The course will also deal with the arrival of Spanish, British, and French colonizers and the impacts that they had -- along with the emergent U.S. -- on native nations.

 

NAMS 122 Intro to Native American Studies II
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Summer
The course is intended to provide students with an introduction to Native American Societies in the present- day U.S. from the life and death struggles in the first century of the American Republic, through various government programs that sought to destroy natives' way of life, to the resurgence of native nations with the 1970's. The course will focus on the survival stories of native peoples who defended their ways of life against the U.S. onslaught and reached a point in the 21st century of being flourishing communities dealing with modern challenges while maintaining traditional perspectives.

 

NTRN 122 Nutrition
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Spring/Summer
A study of the macro and micro nutrient requirements of individuals coupled with a study of the food composition with the goal of understanding how diet choices influence health. Nutrition needs for the life cycle, especially in infancy and childhood will be presented. Students will have an opportunity to evaluate food choices in the context of nutrition requirements using appropriate computer software.

 

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Summer
A course designed to introduce students to philosophy both as a subject for study and as an activity of the human mind. Basic philosophic questions and problems will be surveyed and explored, and the significant approaches and orientations to these questions and problems will be examined and evaluated. The student will be encouraged to question, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and to develop the critical and reflective attitude of mind that is basic to philosophic thinking.

 

PSYC 111 General Psychology
3 class hrs. - 3 credits
Summer
Consideration of the methods and points of view involved in the scientific study of the psycho-physical basis of human behavior with emphasis on maturation, intelligence, development, learning, motivation, personality and individual differences.

 

 

 

 

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