Registration for the summer sessions begins on Monday, November 2, 2015 and ends on May 24, 2016 for Summer Session I and July 11, 2016 for Summer Session II (or until classes fill).
Course Offerings for Summer Session I (May 18 – July 1)
BU 331 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Adamo
This course examines the process by which behavioral science knowledge and practices are used to help organizations achieve greater effectiveness, including improved quality of life, increased productivity, improved product and service quality, and executive development. Prerequisite: SB 120 Introduction to Psychology.
EN 201 Academic Writing II (3 credits)
Instructor: C. Geyer
A required component of the College General Education Program, Academic Writing II emphasizes writing from research. Students will create analytical and short argument essays, research and analyze texts, and craft a variety of focused writings in order to enter an academic conversation through a sustained argument essay. Prerequisite: A "C" or better in EN 101 Academic Writing I.
FA 111 Art History: to the Middle Ages (3 credits)
Instructor: A. Trinchera
Lectures, discussions, and slide presentations trace major art movements and tendencies in Western painting, sculpture, and architecture from prehistoric times through the Middle Ages. The political, religious, and social contexts of art are also studied.
HS 331 Group Dynamics (3 credits)
Group Dynamics examines group processes, group development, group goals and tasks, group leadership styles, roles of group members, and the concept of teamwork. Students will learn about group dynamics by participating in groups during classroom activities, and this experiential component will supplement the major theories of group development. Students will discover how group work is practiced in a variety of settings, such as mental health, self-help organizations, health care, rehabilitation, recreation, and corrections. Prerequisite: HS 240 Introduction to Counseling.
SB 324 Childhood Disorders (3 credits)
Instructor: B. Zumpano
This course considers basic issues in the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of common behavioral disorders and developmental deviation. Topics included are antisocial behavior, hyperactivity, autism, mental retardation, and specific learning disabilities. Students examine possible short-term and long-term consequences of these disorders for both the child and his or her family. Prerequisites: SB 120 Introduction to Psychology and SB 121 Child Psychology or SB 122 Adolescent Psychology.
SM 161 College Algebra (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Livermore
This course features basic algebraic and logarithmic concepts necessary to prepare students for pre-calculus and statistics. Topics include algebraic fundamentals; rational expressions; exponents and radicals; linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, logarithmic and exponential functions; introduction to function inverses; system of equations; matrices. Applications are stressed throughout. Prerequisite: SM 099 or equivalent through placement testing or permission of the instructor.
Course Offerings for Summer Session II (July 5 – August 11)
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.
HS 345 Counseling Families in Crisis (3 credits)
This course will focus on an examination of the dynamics of family interactions from a crisis perspective. Students will explore crises affecting the contemporary family, patterns of coping, and strategies and techniques appropriate for dealing with these crises. Students will learn assessment procedures and a variety of approaches through case studies and role-playing. Prerequisite: HS 240 Introduction to Counseling.
HU 365 Ethics (3 credits)
Instructor: M. Sanders
Students critically examine the perceptions and explanations of human values as expressed by major philosophers throughout history. Moral and ethical theories, concepts, and ideas that have significantly changed the course of history are analyzed. With these tools, students learn to interpret and evaluate contemporary moral issues and to explore how their own values shape their understanding of experience and history. Prerequisite: EN 201 Academic Writing II.
SB 110 Introduction to Anthropology (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Harasta
This introductory course undertakes a cross-cultural survey of basic principles and concepts in anthropology. Anthropological fieldwork techniques, culture and communications, the organization of society, family structure, and religious beliefs are among the topics presented.
SB 265 Alcohol and Other Drugs in Modern Society (3 credits)
This course assists students in understanding the role and impact of alcohol and other drugs in today’s society. Topics included are historical and societal trends, political and economic issues of treatment, the nature of addictions, their effects on the family, and prevention and intervention methods. Prerequisite: SB 120 Introduction to Psychology or SB 130 Introduction to Sociology.
SB 323 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
Instructor: E. Casey
This course is an introduction to the issues and problems associated with defining, understanding, and relating to maladaptive behavior. The major schools of thought and systems of classifying abnormal behavior are presented and discussed. Questions relating to diagnosis, treatment and research are raised and societal issues concerning maladaptive behavior are examined. Prerequisite: SB 120 Introduction to Psychology.
SB 332 ST: Industrial Psychology (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Adamo
This course covers a general survey of industrial psychology, including such topics as personnel selection and evaluation, job satisfaction, environmental factors and current research on individual behavior in complex organizations. The application of psychological principles and methods to work, motivation, performance and behavior and the development of organizations are topics that are also presented.
SM 261 Statistics (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Livermore
Statistics is designed for students interested in social, behavioral and natural sciences, business, and economics. Topics include descriptive statistics; counting methods; probability and probability distributions including binomial, normal, Poisson, and t-distributions; estimation; hypothesis testing; chi-square applications; linear regression and correlation. Technology will include the use of statistical software and will be introduced through workshops. Prerequisite: SM 161 College Algebra, SM 165 Pre-Calculus, SM 265 Calculus I or SM 266 Calculus II ("C" grade or better strongly recommended) or permission of the instructor.