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Biology

BIO 210 Physiological Psychology

Cross-listed with PSY 210, CRN 67197.

This course is an introduction to the physiological bases of behavior in normal psychological functioning. Topics include neuron structure and function, functional neuroanatomy, drugs and behavior, and the physiology of hunger, sex, sleep, emotion, reward / punishment, language, and learning and memory.

Prerequisites: PSY 105 or HON 173 or PSB 111 or BIO 110 or 111

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867223Distance LearningTBAOnline3Viereck

Cinema

CIN 150 Introduction to Film

3 credit(s)

Study of cinema as a cultural and artistic form. Emphasis on techniques (camera, editing, color, sound, composition) and styles (realism, expressionism, abstraction).

Film fee.

12/28/17-1/19/1867716Distance LearningTBAOnline3Haines

CIN 330 Showrunners and Series Based Storytelling

This course will give students an opportunity to learn about the role of Showrunners in the television industry and offer an overview of some of the more prominent showrunners in modern television such as David Simon (The Wire, Treme), Shonda Rhimes (How to Get Away with Murder, Scandal), David Milch (Deadwood, Luck), Whitney Cummings (2 Broke Girls, Whitney), Dan Harmon (Community, Rick and Morty) and examine the transition between web-based programing and broadcast series (Insecure, Broad City, High Maintenance). Students will have an opportunity to develop an outline for a spec script of an existing television show.

Prerequisites: CIN 230 or permission of the instructor.

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867703 Distance LearningTBAOnline3Liberman

Communications

CMM 110 Communication in the Digital Age

The primary goal of the course is to provide students with an overview of the foundations and breadth of the field of Communication. A particular focus is placed on the role that technology plays in the major areas of the field – human communication studies, media and journalism, and advertising and public relations. The course also addresses ethical dilemmas in communication such as deception, manipulation, and others. Students are required to engage in critical thinking, analysis, presentation, and application utilizing concepts addressed in the course.

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867456Distance LearningTBAOnline3Duran

CMM 115 Improving Communication Skills

Designed to help students develop skill and confidence in two speaking contexts: Didactic and public speaking. Course emphasizes self-assessment, adaptation to listeners and situations, organization and support ideas, and effective delivery. (Does not fulfill requirements for the Communication major.)

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867175M-R5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.mA 4203Longshore

CMM 425 Popular Culture

The course is designed to introduce students to the diverse elements of popular culture as a valuable source of data about the social norms, values, and conflicts of mass societies. Crazes, fads, fashions, and trends are examined in terms of collective behavior and the processes of mass communication to understand their origins, development, and impact on society. Specific case studies of contemporary issues, such as pornography, television and violence, trends in popular music, and sport and leisure, are discussed.

Prerequisites: SOC 110, and CMM 110 or CMM 240.

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867246Distance LearningOnlineTBA3Banks

History

HIS 100 Civilization Since 1500: Making the World Modern

A study of the changing human experience with civilization during the formation of the modern world: the dynamics of economic, intellectual, political, and social modernization, and the dissolution of traditional civilization in the world. This course fulfills a general education requirement.

1/3/18 - 1/16/1867547M-F10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.H 2583Rosenthal

HIS 229 The Holocaust

Cross-listed with JS 229 / POL 279

Interdisciplinary lectures, readings, and discussions of the roots, details, and consequences of the Holocaust. Historical, intellectual, moral, political, legal, and psychological dimensions of the Holocaust as a phenomenon of its own and as an aspect of genocide.

1/3/18 - 1/16/1867560M-F2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.H 2583Rosenthal

Mathematics

M 114 Everyday Statistics

Designed to introduce basic concepts of probability, random sampling, data organization, measures of central tendency and variability, binomial and normal probability distributions, statistical inference, elements of hypothesis testing, one- and two sample tests for means and proportions, chisquare tests for tabular data, an introduction to linear regression and correlation.

Prerequisite(s): Two years of algebra.

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867204Distance LearningTBAOnline3McGivney-Burelle

M 116 Contemporary Mathematics

Designed to introduce the student to a variety of mathematical fields and some of their contemporary applications. Topics selected from logic, set theory, mathematical systems, recursive sequences, probability, statistics, game theory, linear programming, graph theory, computer programming, voting methods, and topology.

Prerequisite(s): Two years of algebra.

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867205Distance LearningTBAOnline3McGivney-Burelle

Modern Languages and Cultures

SPA 110 Elementary Spanish I

Introduction to Spanish. Intensive training in understanding, speaking, reading, writing, and using basic communicative patterns. The course also covers cultural materials of Hispanic communities and societies.

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867196Distance LearningTBAOnline3Rojas

Philosophy

PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy

An introduction to philosophical inquiry into the questions that have perennially engaged philosophical thought, through discussion and the writings of philosophers whose thinking illuminates these questions, such as the nature of reality; the limits of human knowledge; and the significance of social, moral, aesthetics, and religious experience.

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867228Distance LearningTBAOnline3SKelly

PHI 470 Independent Study

Independent study of an individual, movement, or problem in philosophy under the direction of a member of the department. Arrangements should be made with the chair, but approval of the course depends on the availability of faculty.

Prerequisite(s): 12 credits in philosophy, GPA in philosophy no lower than 3.0, and permission of the instructor, secured prior to registration.

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867573Distance LearningTBAOnline1-3Moen
12/28/17 - 1/19/1867586Distance LearningTBAOnline1-3Skelly

Politics and Government

POL 110 Power and Politics in America

This survey course provides the foundation for understanding American government as it exists at the beginning of the 21st century. It deals with the organic background and contemporary reality of our federal republic governed under a written constitution. The established structures of government-Congress, president, bureaucracy, and courts-are studied, together with the less formal political structures, such as public opinion, parties, pressure groups, media, and voting-all of which act to grant our government the authority to act. The policies emerging from the systematic interplay of forces from within the government itself, from the states and the people of the nation, and from other nations of the world are studied and evaluated. This course fulfills a general education requirement.

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867195Distance LearningTBAOnline3Owens

POL 130 International Relations

This course is a broad introduction and overview to international politics. It provides students with tools for analyzing actors, structures, and processes in international relations while investigating a wide range of issues in contemporary world politics—power, armed conflict, political economy, development, and the global environment.

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867378Distance LearningTBAOnline3Staff

POL 250 Law and the Justice System

An examination of Law as a political and social force. The course emphasizes description and evaluation of contemporary American legal institutions and processes, although comparisons with the legal systems of other countries are provided where appropriate. An effort is also made to compare the formal and procedural ideals of the U.S. judicial system with its actual operation.

Prerequisite: POL 100, or POL 105, or SOC 170; or permission of instructor

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867391Distance LeariningTBAOnline3Goetz

Psychology

PSY 105 Introduction to Psychology

This course discusses what factors have shaped who you are today. How does the brain work? What is the nature of prejudice? We will discuss these and other core questions related to the concepts, theories and methods of psychology. Topics include history; methodology; biological bases of behavior; development; sensation and perception; consciousness; cognition, social and personality psychology and psychological disorders. (Please note PSY 105 requires that students participate as a subject in at least one experiment in the department subject pool during the semester or discuss with the course instructor an appropriate alternative.) 

1/3/18 - 1/19/1867404M-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.E 1123McGrath
12/28/17 - 1/19/1867417Distance LearningOnlineTBA3Kazmerski

PSY 210 Physiological Psychology

Cross-listed with BIO 210, CRN 67223

This course is an introduction to the physiological bases of behavior in normal psychological functioning. Topics include neuron structure and function, functional neuroanatomy, drugs and behavior, and the physiology of hunger, sex, sleep, emotion, reward / punishment, language, and learning and memory.

Prerequisites: PSY 105 or HON 173 or PSB 111 or BIO 110 or 111

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867197Distance LearningTBAOnline3Viereck

PSY 240 Infant and Child Development

Child growth and behavior from the prenatal period to puberty are studied. Effects of heredity and environment on the motor, language, social, and emotional development of children. Emphasis on the concept of developing self and its effects on behavior. 

Prerequisite: PSY 101 or 102 or 105 or PSB 111 or HON 173 or 174

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867198Distance LearningTBAOnline3Politikos

PSY 241 Adolescent and Adult Development

This course focuses on the individual during the period of transition from childhood to adulthood. Includes physical changes, mental growth, changes in emotional reaction, personality development, and the changing nature of social relationships.

Prerequisite(s): PSY 105, or PSY 101 or PSY 102 or PSB 111 or HON 173 or HON 174

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867233Distance LearningTBAOnline3Cooke

PSY 252 Social Psychology

The social and cultural factors affecting human behavior, with particular emphasis on their effects on motivation, personality, attitudes, and opinions.  Social interaction processes, including group dynamics, are also studied.

Prerequisites: PSY 105 or 101 or 102 or PSB 111 or HON 173 or HON 174.

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867234Distance Learning TBAOnline3Adams

PSY 255 Personality Psychology

Overview of the major theoretical and empirical research in personality and individual differences.  Topics include the development and determinants of personality; the consistency of behaviors across situations and over time; the concepts of the self and the unconscious; and psychoanalytic, humanistic trait, existential, behavioral, and social-learning perspectives.

Prerequisites: PSY 105 or 101 or 102 or PSB 111 or HON 173 or HON 174.

1/3/18 - 1/19/1867235MTWRF 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.E 1113Burinskas

PSY 257 Multicultural Issues in Psychology

This course provides a psychological analysis of the impact of multiculturalism on the development of the individual and the implications on personal adjustment and growth. Topics include ethnic and gender issues as well as other diverse minority identities. The course is structured to permit open discussion and critical reflection grounded on exploring the system that helps create and maintain group differences, clinical practice in multi-cultural settings, diversity in the workplace, and multiculturalism and education.

Prerequisite(s): PSY 105.

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867430Distance LearningTBAOnline3Fagbemi

PSY 405W History and Systems in Psychology

A review of the origins of psychology as a science. Major theories of human functioning are presented in connection with the people and events that produced them. 

Prerequisite: Five courses in psychology above the introductory level

12/28/18 - 1/19/1867690Distance LearningTBAOnline3Bober

PSY 558 Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

The notion of diversity and inclusion is connected to understanding human behavior within a world full of human differences. With that foundation, diversity and inclusion theory and practice extend beyond counting people and goes to leveraging talent. To that aim, from an organizational standpoint, any D & I initiative focuses on how to understand and leverage human differences in order to achieve organizational goals. You learn how D & I can enhance three main areas that all successful organizations are concerned about. They are: employee engagement and enthusiasm, creativity and innovation and continuous learning and improvement.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867443Distance LearningTBAOnline3Dominguez

Sociology

SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology

Surveys main theoretical approaches and problems in the study of social life. Topics include social origins of the self, the basic processes of social interaction, class and stratification, political power, education, organization, and family. Emphasizes continuing interaction between theory and methods in sociology. Required for sociology majors and most advanced sociology courses.

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867193Distance LearningTBAOnline3Morra

SOC 425 Popular Culture

Cross-listed with CMM 425

The course introduces students to the diverse elements of popular culture as a valuable source of data about the social norms, values, and conflicts of mass societies. Crazes, fads, fashions, and trends are examined in terms of collective behavior and the processes of mass communication to understand their origins, development, and impact on society. Specific case studies of contemporary issues, such as pornography, television and violence, trends in popular music, and sport and leisure, are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 110 and CMM 110, or CMM 240.

12/28/17 - 1/19/1867252Distance LearningTBAOnline3Banks