Course Descriptions for Spring 2013-2014
BIO 101-102 Principles of Biology
An introductory two-semester 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 113 Human Biology
This course is designed to provide an understanding of principles of human biology for the non-science student. Topics include cell structure and function, genetics and reproduction. 3 credits
BIO 222/223 Anatomy and Physiology
A two-semester course which studies the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs and systems of the body. Emphasis is on the structural basis for
function, and the coordinated functioning of all the organ systems for maintaining homeostasis. Recommended for students pursuing careers in allied
health fields.(Lecture and laboratory course).Prerequisites: BIO 101-102 or BIO 103-104. 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. Environmental, 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 209 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech
Introduction to the anatomy, physiology and neuromuscular systems pertaining to speech and language. The study of the respiratory system for phonation and its function for articulation and resonance. Neural control of speech production and the cerebral organization of language will be discussed. Prerequisites: BIO 111 or BIO 101. 3credits.
COC 361/PSY 311 Psycholinguistics
Psychology of language and the higher mental processes.Modern conceptions of syntactic, semantic, and lexical structure of language. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits
COC 401 Speech PathologyII-Rehabilitation
The rehabilitation and therapeutic approaches to communications disorders such as delayed language, articulation, phonology, cleft palate, cerebral palsy, voice, stuttering, hearing, and aphasia. This course will include early intervention at ages 0-3 and a discussion of Alzheimer's disease. A supervised clinical practicum where the student is an observer for no less than 25 hours is also part of the course. Note: The practicum is fully supervised by an ASHA-certified member of our faculty at all times. Students are placed at various sites. Prerequisite: COC 310.4 credits
COC 411 Auditory Rehabilitation
This course is an introduction to the evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of individuals with hearing loss. This course will overview the process that is crucial for the welfare of persons who suffer from hearing impairment and for those who communicate with them. Prerequisite: COC 309. 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 102 Principles of Microeconomics
An introductory course covering issues relating to individual economic units: namely, the individual consumer, the individual firm, the individual factors of production—land, labor, and capital. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, price theory, price determination through equilibrium, supply and demand, analysis of consumer demand, utility theory and marginal utility, consumer equilibrium, indifference curve analysis, analysis of supply, theory of production, pricing in perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets, types of imperfect competition, anti-trust laws in the U.S., and distribution of income. 3 credits.
EBE 204 Money and Banking
Money and its equivalents, interest rates, and the banking system. In particular, the workings of the money market and its instruments, including treasury bills and commercial paper, financial institutions, and monetary policy and its effects on the national and global economies. Prerequisites: EBE 101 and 102. 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 338 International Financial Markets
Comprehensive discussion of the international financial environment. The market forces whose interplay determines exchange rates and governmental policies are covered. Parity theorems and description of the international equity and credit
markets and their dynamics are presented. The forecasting of price changes and returns on equities and bonds in the international setting are covered.
Prerequisite: EBF 101. 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.
EBM 214 Business Law II
Organizational structure of business entitles, such as partnerships, joint ventures and corporation, and the functions and operation of each of these business entities, including government regulation of the employment relationship. Creditor and debtor’s rights are examined and analyzed from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint. This includes focus on the laws of surety ship, secured transactionsunder Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, the law of Commercial Paper under Article 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code and the law of Bankruptcy and the Bankruptcy Code. Prerequisite:EBM 213. 3 credits.
HIS 220-221 Survey of Modern History
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 101-102 English Composition I, 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 203 Business Report Writing
Extensive study of writing clear, accurate and persuasive business reports. Emphasis on researching, organizing and presenting information. 3 credits.
LLE 220-221 Survey of Modern Literature
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.
LLE 352 Victorian Literature
English literature between 1830 and 1900, with special attention to Dickens, Arnold, Browning, and Tennyson. Prerequisite: HML 201 or permission of
the instructor. 3 credits.
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 120 Pre-Calculus
Functions, solution of equations and systems of equations, the trigonometric functions and their graphs, addition theorems and identities, logarithmic and exponential functions, and elementary analytic geometry. Prerequisite: MAT 111 or exemption. 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 orexamination. 3 credits.
MCO 140 Computer Concepts with Microcomputer Applications
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.
POL 101 American Politics
This course studies (i) the current state of American politics, including the leading issues of the day, (ii) the historical and constitutional foundations of the national government, and (iii) the major institutions of the federal government, including Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary. In-depth analysis of the Congress probes policy making and organization of Congress and it evaluates the performance and functioning of Congress as a representative institution. Additional segments of the course deal with public opinion, the media, and American political economy. 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 102 Social Psychology
Social influences on values, attitudes, and behavior. Determinants of social perceptions and cognitions. Bases for friendship, love, prejudice, and anti-social behavior. Group dynamics involved in conformity, conflict and cooperation. Prerequisite or co-requisite: PSY 101. 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 340 Introduction to Counseling and Therapy
Theories and techniques counseling. Course includes practice in interviewing and development of basic skills necessary for successful treatment. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and PSY 335. Strongly recommend PSY 310. 3 credits.
PSY 351 Biological Psychology
The biological bases of behavior and methods of study. Topics include: anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and sense organs, drugs and behavior, sleep and dreaming, eating and drinking, memory and language, brain disorders and abnormal behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 101 or BIO 101. 3 credits.
PSY 493 Advanced Topics in Psychology
Prerequisite: Senior status or departmental permission. With departmental permission, may be taken more than once on different topics. 3 credits.