Spring Term

Spring 2015 (January 21 – May 8, 2015)
Registration for the spring semester is open from Monday, November 3, 2014 until Monday, January 28, 2015, or until classes fill.

Course Offerings 

BU 326 E-Commerce  (3 credits)
Instructor: R. Waite
Electronic commerce (EC) describes doing business – primarily buying and selling of goods and services – on the Web. Thanks to its 24x7 availability, global reach, and interaction and information delivery capabilities, the Web is rapidly becoming a multi-billion dollar source of revenue for doing business across the globe. This course will help students perceive and understand the opportunities and risks that lie ahead for e-commerce and EC Web sites. Students should be able to identify the technological, business, and social forces that have shaped the growth of e-commerce and extend that understanding into the years ahead. The course will also develop an understanding of online marketing as it applies to the Internet.

FA 112 Art History: Renaissance to the Present (3 credits)
Instructor: A. Trinchera
The course covers Western art movements and styles from the Renaissance through the present. Sculpture, architecture, graphics, painting and new art trends and movements are considered as well as the political, religious, and social contexts of art.

FD/FM 366 Product Development Applications (3 credits)
Instructor: M. Ruggeri
Students will gain a better understanding of the product development cycle as it pertains to specific target markets through a series of projects that capitalizes on the skills learned in FD/FM Product Development Principles. Students will develop the ability to forecast, plan, conceptualize, source, spec, construct, grade and price for a defined user group and produce garments that are marketable for their defined user group. Designers and merchandisers will work in teams to create production samples and technical packets that will be presented in a showroom/market format. This course may be taught in a distance learning format.  Prerequisite: FD/FM 365 Product Development Principles.
HC 320 Long-Term Health Care (3 credits)
Instructor: S. Berger
This course introduces and compares the major assessment and planning models used with the allied health professionals. Models discussed include precede/post/PATCH, a diagnostic approach to planning that will encompass social, epidemiological, behavioral, educational, administrative diagnoses, and evaluation will be stressed. Other topics include cost/benefit in relation to worksite health promotion, wellness models, health risk appraisals, fitness testing and diversity.
HG 211 History of the African Diaspora (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Sloan
In a span of almost four centuries, millions of Africans were transported to North America, South America, and the Caribbean Islands as slaves. Forcibly removed from their homelands and separated from their kin and societies, they were enslaved in a new world where all familiar customs were suppressed. This course examines how Africans, despite these brutal conditions, managed to reform their identities in a new world. Through a comparative examination of African experiences in different new world societies, students will gain an appreciation of the ways in which Africans created social identities and cultures for themselves in these trying conditions.
HS 134 Introduction to Alcohol and Substance Abuse (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Waite
This course introduces students to the issues related to alcohol and substance abuse, including the role of the professional. It will provide the knowledge base regarding the models and theories of addictions and other chemical abuse. Treatment approaches will be introduced and reviewed, and current trends in elderly, minority groups and veterans, will be presented.
HS 240 Introduction to Counseling (3 credits)
Instructor: H. Kipping-Regitano
The primary objective of the course is to introduce students to the basic skills required in a counseling relationship. Students learn how to listen and respond effectively to those seeking help with problems. This course provides opportunities to learn how to (1) explore and clarify problem situations; (2) reach new perspectives and understandings of problem situations, and set goals based on new perspectives; and (3) develop and implement strategies to reach set goals. Both theoretical and experiential learning opportunities are provided. (Offered annually)  Prerequisites: SB 120 Introduction to Psychology and one Human Services course, or permission of the program director
HS 431 Rehabilitation Services (3 credits)
Instructor: M. Campanie
This course examines specific techniques in the rehabilitation process. Emphasis is placed on contemporary modalities of rehabilitation as they relate to community mental health and alcohol and substance abuse programs. Assessment, treatment, and prevention techniques will be examined. Students will be able to identify how people with mental disabilities and alcohol and substance abuse issues are restored to their fullest psychological, social, and vocational capabilities. Prerequisite: HS 240 Introduction to Counseling.

SB 361 Death, Dying and Bereavement (3 credits)
Instructor: P. Hirsch
The course examines psychological, social, and biological conceptualizations and consequences of dying, death and grief in contemporary society, with a special emphasis on examining one’s own feelings and attitudes towards death.