BIO 101 - Principles of Biology I
An introductory course that presents the basic principles and processes of biological science. The first semester includes the structure and function of the cell, cellular metabolism, cell reproduction, plant physiology, genetics and molecular biology. The second semester includes viral genetics, endocrinology, immunology, animal development, and the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, reproductive and nervous systems. Laboratory exercises include microscopy, cellular reproduction, enzyme activity, DNA analysis transformation, comparative studies of animal and plant cells, and vertebrate. 4 credits each.
BIO 246 - Nutrition and Human Development
This course offers a specialized review of the principles of sound nutrition and the effects of diet on personal well-being. Enviromental, social, physical and psychological reasons underlying poor diet are examined. 3 credits.
COC 101 - Fundamentals of Speech
Techniques of public speaking. Includes the delivery of several speeches during the course of the program. 3 credits.
COC 208 - Phonetics
The study of the sounds of the English language and its application to speech correction. Introduces the student to basic anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism. Identification of acoustic properties of speech sounds and their phonetic application. Instruction in reading and transcribing of the International Phonetic Alphabet of American English patterns. Prerequisite (or corequisite): COC 101. 3 credits
COC 210 - Normal Speech and Language Development
The study of normal speech and language acquisition and development. Special emphasis on linguistic, cognitive, perceptual, and psychological factors. 3 credits.
COC 308 - Introduction to Hearing Science/Acoustics
Anatomy and physiology of the ear, psychoacoustics of the speech mechanism, and applications to speech pathology. The study of sound as related to speech and hearing. The anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism is studied in depth as a basis for normal speech and language development. 3 credits.
CPP 150 - The Physical Universe
This course is designed to give the student a well-rounded knowledge of the physical concepts of natural phenomena and fulfill the physics requirement for speech majors. (Lecture and laboratory course.) Prerequisite: MAT 111. 3 credits
EBA 101 - Principles of Accounting I
Introduction to the double-entry system of debits and credits, journal entries and general ledger accounts, steps leading up to financial statement preparation and format of financial statements. Also included are studies of merchandising companies and determination of inventory balances and cost of goods sold, and an introduction to the accounting treatment of various assets and liabilities. 3 credits.
EBE 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics
An introductory course covering issues relating to the economy as a whole. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, the study of national income and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), national income determination, investment, consumption and consumption theories; classical economic theories, Keynesianism, monetarism, rational expectations, supply-side economics; the business cycle, inflation, unemployment; money and the money supply, the banking system, the federal reserve system, monetary and fiscal policy, budget deficits and the national debt. 3 credits.
EBF 101 - Principles of Finance
An introductory study of the basic principles, instruments, and institutions in the financial marketplace. Topics include the concept of money; the Federal Reserve and the banking system; the provision and management of funds for both the short and long terms; the basic financial instruments; financial characteristics of the firm, including basic balance sheet analysis; the role of the stock and bond markets; interest rates and present value analysis; personal finance issues Corequisite: EBE 101 or EBE 102. 3 credits.
EBF 210 - Investment Principles
Characteristics and investment strategies related to stocks, bonds, and options. Sources of return and risk are explored. The foundations of financial research are developed with regard to information sources, valuation techniques, computation of return and risk and their relationship. SEC regulations; methods of performance evaluation. Prerequisite: EBF 101. 3 credits
EBF 310 - Security Analysis
A continuation of Investment Principles (EBF 210). Both fundamental and advanced approaches to valuation of securities and portfolios are developed. The risk/return trade-off and the selection of optimum portfolios are examined in depth, including reduction-of-risk techniques. Prerequisite: EBF 210. 3 credits.
EBF 321 - Portfolio Analysis
An examination of modern portfolio theory. After setting the foundation of the investment policy statement, the course introduces fundamental portfolio analysis tools, portfolio risk and return measures, and the process of optimal portfolio selection and applications to portfolio construction and management relevant to equity and fixed-income portfolios. These include international diversification, risk management and hedging, strategies, benchmarks and performance evaluation. Prerequisite: EBF 210. 3 credits
EBK 101 - Principles of Marketing
A study of basic marketing theory and practice. Major topics include analysis of consumer market structure versus industrial market system; product planning; channels of distribution; pricing; promotion; and relevant government regulation. 3 credits.
EBM 101 - Principles of Management
An introduction to the basic theory and practice of management. Examination of the managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling, and analysis of environmental influences on decision-making. Students will use micro-computer programs for business applications. 3 credits.
EBM 213 - Business Law I
Fundamental principles of law of contracts, contracts of guaranty and surety-ship, and the law of sales and secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code; the relationship of principal and agent and that of employer and employee; personal property, and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: EBM 101. 3 credits.
EdPS 620 - Child Development and Learning in Cultural Context (Masters)
This courses focuses on the nature of physical, cognitive, emotional , social, and moral development from birth through adolescence, with impilcations for learning and teaching ; major perspectives on the study of child development, including Vygotsky's socio-cultural theory of child development and learning; periods of child development from birth through adolescence, seen in cultural context, with implications for learning and teaching; integration of theory and research findings from fields of developmental and educational psychology; and multicultural context for growth, development and learning with diverse student population. 3 credits.
EdSE 600 - History and Philosophy of Education and Special Education (Masters)
Historical and philosophical underpinnings of modern educational theory and practice. Study of: ancient Greek literature; early Jewish, Christian, and Muslim writings; philosophical developments in the Renaissance, Reformation, and revolutionary periods; social, cultural and ideological forces that have shaped educational policies in the United States; current debates on meeting the wide range of educational and socio-emotional needs of students from diverse communities. Prerequisite: Education department approval, upper division status, admission into the ECP. 3 credits.
EdSE 650 - Educational Technology in General and Special Education (Masters)
This course focuses on the design and use of computers and other technological devices that facilitate communication,learning, and related functions in educational contexts for children in general education and children with specisl needs, technology for use in fostering literacy and remediating reading disabilities, special applications with computers in the classroom, information literacy, and recent developments in the field of assistive technologies for students with diabilities. 3. credits.
EDU 316 - Language Acquisition and Emergent Literacy I, Birth - Pre-K
The uses of oral language (building vocabulary, expression and comprehension of the spoken word), general cognitive skills (attention, memory, use of symbols, self-regulation), and the concepts underlying reading, writing, and specific literacy skills as the context of, and initial steps toward, literacy for young children. Motivational issues that pertain to the development of reading skills are explored. Emphasis on meeting the needs of young children, including those with limited proficiency in English, who enter day care, nursery school, and other early childhood and early intervention programs with inadequate literacy-related knowledge and skills. Prerequisite: EDU 201. 3 credits.
HIS 220 - Survey of Modern History I
A two semester survey of modern European and world history. The first semester covers the Renaissance through the Reformation and Scientific Revolution until the downfall of Napoleon. The second semester begins with political and intellectual currents in the nineteenth century, focuses on the two World Wars, and concludes with the contemporary world scene. 3 credits each.
LLE 100 - Introduction to English Composition
Intensive practice in the composition of three-paragraph essays, with special emphasis on writing in response to selected readings. (Placement by departmental examination). 3 credits.
LLE 101 - English Composition I
Extensive practice in the composition of clear, concise, and grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs with special emphasis on the five-paragraph essay and the research paper. (Admission by assignment following placement test.) 3 credits
LLE 102 - English Composition II
Extensive practice in the composition of clear, concise, and grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs with special emphasis on the five-paragraph essay and the research paper. (Admission by assignment following placement test.) 3 credits each.
LLE 201 - Advanced Expository Writing
Intensive practice in expository writing, with special emphasis on the preparation and composition of research papers. 3 credits.
LLE 220 - Survey of Modern Literature I
A two semester survey of Modern literature from the classical through the modern eras. First semester readings include: Sophocles, Beowulf, The Song of Roland, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Molière. Second semester readings include: the Romantic Poets, Ibsen, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, Tolstoy, Kafka, Melville, Faulkner, Beckett, Camus and Sartre. Not to be taken after HML 101, HML 102, HML 201, HML 202, LLE 115, LLE 116, LLE 223 or LLE 224. Prerequisite: LLE 102 or exemption. 3 credits each.
MAT 111 - College Mathematics
An introductory course in mathematical skills and techniques necessary for further collegiate study. This course addresses fundamental principles of algebraic calculations such as operations with signed numbers, exponents, negative exponents and operations with fractions, verbal problems and solution of equations, graphical methods, systems of linear equations. Prerequisite: Placement by departmental examination. 3 credits.
MAT 261 - Statistics for Social Science Majors
Basic concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics including measurement scales, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and distribution, correlation coefficients, linear regression, probability theory, binomial distribution, and parametric and non-parametric tests of significant differences. Prerequisite: MAT 111 or examination. 3 credits.
MCO 140 - Computer Concepts
This course is divided into two parts. One part involves the discussion of basic computer topics and terminology. Computer hardware and software are discussed. The second part of the course is comprised of hands-on instruction in Microsoft Office Applications. This course is not a required course or approved elective for a Computer Science or MIS degree. 3 credits.
PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology
Psychology as a biological, behavioral, and social science. Topics include: critical and scientific analysis of human behavior, fundamentals of psychological research, biological bases of behavior, states of consciousness, learning, thought, memory and intelligence, social behavior and personality, mental health and adjustment, diagnosis and treatment of abnormal behavior. 3 credits.
PSY 201 - Developmental Psychology
Stages of life: infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Mental, emotional, and personality changes during development, and the psychological hurdles overcome. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 301 - Experimental Psychology
Methodological and experimental approaches to human behavior focusing on sensation, perception, learning, and memory. Experiments conducted in class, results analyzed, and scientific reports written. Students also design and write a proposal for an experimental project. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and MAT 261. 3 credits.
PSY 301.6 - Experimental Psychology Lab.
Co Requisite PSY 301, 2 hours, 1credit.
PSY 310 - Theories of Personality
Description and assessment of personality. Classical approaches of psychoanalysis tract theory, humanism, behaviorism and cognitive theorists as well as contemporary research and practical applications. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 326 - Forensic Psychology
The introduction to Forensic Psychology is a survey course to examine the interface between psychology and the law. The course will include, but not be limited to the following topics: forensic psychology as a science, organization of the legal system, causes of crime, the criminal mind, stalking, specific case studies, insanity plea, mental status at time of offense, competency to stand trial, threat assessment, police interrogation processes, testifying as an expert witness, eyewitness testimony, jury selection, child custody determination, reliability of eyewitness testimony, memory psychopathy, the HARE PCL-R, competency to stand trial , pretrial publicity, as well as other possible related topics.
PSY 335 - Abnormal Psychology
Description and diagnosis of abnormal behavior. Causes, symptoms and treatments of mental illness. Basic principles of psychotherapy. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 420 - Eating Disorders
The etiology, description, and treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder associated with obesity. Relation between eating disorders and other psychopathology. Prerequisite: PSY 335. 3 credits.
PSY 541 - Psychology of the Holocaust
This course will attempt to focus on the integration of the historical development and process of Nazi Germany from its inception until its defeat in May, 1945 together with various psychological perspectives regarding human nature: actions, responses and consequences.
PSY 623 - Developmental Psychopathology (Masters)
This course focuses on the diagnostic criteria and prevailing best practices in assessment, intervention and service provision for children with special needs. The course instruction concentrates on development of students' knowledge base of childhood disorders and their diagnostic criteria. Students develop an understanding of differential diagnosis and work with both the educational classification system and psychological diagnostic system. The school psychologist's role as educational and mental health professional in the school system is discussed. The school psychologist's role as consultant to administrators, teachers and parents is also reviewed. The overall model represented focuses on ecological/contextual contributions to development of interventions for children with special needs, in both special and general education settings. 3 credits
SpEd 602 - Introduction to Teaching Students with Disabilities (Masters)
This course focuses on historical background of current approaches to teaching children with disabilities; special education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; current theories and methodologies in work with students with disabilities; inclusion and the concept of the least restrictive environment; early intervention; special education, curricula, classroom management, and use of technology; educational challenges and instructional approaches with children with mental retardation, physical and sensory impairments, language delays, emotional disturbance, and learning disabilities; special attention to work with children with autism; application of principles of differentiated instruction; and an introduction to approaches and debates on reading and language arts instruction for native English speakers and English language learners. 3 credits