FA 110 Introduction to Visual Arts
This is an introductory course intended to guide students towards a greater understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. Through observation and discussion students will examine historical and philosophical concerns as well as the fundamental concepts of form, content and style.
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
This course introduces the concepts and skills needed to manage business and non-profit organizations. It examines the complex environment in which these organizations function, integrating the study of management within the traditional liberal arts curriculum while preparing the student for more advanced courses in management, marketing, and economics. In addition it provides an overview of specific business disciplines.
BUS 211 Principles of Accounting I
This first course in accounting focuses on the basic concepts, principles, and assumptions which underlie the processing and reporting of economic data for profit-making business entities. The student develops a working knowledge of the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial statements. Basic accounting concepts for assets, liabilities, revenue, expense, and owner’s equity are examined. The student is taught to read and interpret financial statements.
BUS 212 Principles of Accounting II
Accounting II continues the application of fundamentals learned in Accounting I through computer applications. Emphasis is placed on the accounting techniques used by partnerships and corporations. Fundamentals of accounting for debt and equity transactions are examined. The student learns to prepare advanced financial statements. Tax implications for business are examined.
BUS 220 Principles of Management
The course concentrates on the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling to highlight management strategies. It reflects on the roles of managers and the methods on total quality management in relation to the traditional fundamentals. The techniques of decision making are highlighted and students are provided with the opportunity to apply the principles to actual problems.
BUS 230 Principles of Marketing
This course examines the marketing function and dynamic environment in which it is practiced. The central importance of the consumer is emphasized. Case studies are included to develop the student’s ability to analyze marketing opportunities, formulate strategies and make decisions regarding product, price, distribution and promotion – the marketing mix. Applications of the principles to industrial, small business, non-profit, and international situations are included.
BUS 301 Business Communications
The first segment of this course covers the effective use of oral presentations in a business situation. The next segment deals with creative and persuasive writing. The course culminates with problem solving techniques on how to gather data, outline information and present final reports.
BUS 336 Consumer Behavior
Consumer Behavior addresses the question: Why do consumers seek out and purchase and consume some products while failing to seek out or ignoring other products. A review of perception and attitude will emphasize their importance on consumption process. Demographics will be reviewed and examined within a context of cultural and reference group influences. Various communication relationships – within and across groups – will be explored. The course will conclude with a review of market segmentation within the consumer behavior model as well as the influence of store, price, and salesperson behavior on consumer behavior.
BUS 337 Sports Marketing
This course studies the dynamic growth of the successful business of Pro-Sports, which is evolving rapidly in the 90’s in North America and global markets. It analyzes the increase in multi-million dollar budgets for corporate sponsorships, sports promotion, team management and player’s contracts for endorsements, and advertising including television expansion into national and cable tv programming. Case histories will be used to understand how sports can help sponsors reach key target markets of consumers and how sports marketing plans and strategies can be developed to achieve increased sales and profits.
BUS 340 (DP 340) Computers and Small Business Management
As the costs of computers and software have plummeted, more and more small businesses can afford a microcomputer in their business operations. This course is designed to familiarize students with the scope and usefulness of selected new software entries such as Quicken, Quick Books, Quick Pay, and the latest editions of Windows, Word Perfect, Lotus, dBase, etc., and to get an understanding of the corresponding hardware required.
BUS 341 Commercial Law I
This course deals with the historical antecedents of business law: the principles and processes by which it is formulated, the structure and jurisdiction of the Federal and State courts and with business-related areas of the law including torts and crimes, contracts, agency and partnerships, government regulation, and consumer transaction.
BUS 342 Commercial Law II
This course builds on the foundation established by Commercial Law I and acquaints the students with additional related areas including corporation, the law of sales, commercial paper, secured transactions, real and personal property, insurance, bankruptcy, and wills and trusts.
BUS 343 Real Estate Principles I (Salesperson)
This is a first-time qualifying course for license as a real estate salesperson covering the subjects required by the State of New York, Department of State, and Division of Licenses. Topics included are: Real Estate financing, valuation and listing procedures, law of contracts, license law and ethics, human rights – fair housing, closing and closing cost, land use regulations, and real estate mathematics. Students expecting to earn a New York State must attend a minimum of 40.5 hours in the lecture portion of the course and pass the final examination.
COMM 113 Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Voice Production
A survey of the fundamentals of speech with practice in debate, group discussions, and oral presentation. Students will also work to improve their diction and learn standard American Speech.
DP 110 Microcomputer Analysis and Report Writing
An introductory course covering the three primary types of application software: databases, spreadsheets, and word processing. Characteristics, principles and specific commands of each will be discussed in lectures.
DP 300 Specific Topics in Data Processing
Specific topic area in data processing will be determined by the instructor. This course will enable the student to focus in depth on a particular issue in computing. Includes such topics as: HTML, Visibasic, Java, and Networking.
DP 340 (BUS 340) Computers and Small Business Management
As the costs of computers and software have plummeted, more and more small businesses can afford a microcomputer in their business operations. This course is designed to familiarize students with the scope and usefulness of selected new software entries such as Quicken, Quick Books, Quick Pay, and the latest editions of Windows, Word Perfect, Lotus, dBase, etc., and to get an understanding of the corresponding hardware requirements.
ENGL 101 Introductory College English I
This course is the first of an integrated two semester course in basic writing skills. Students will review English grammar, develop their vocabulary, and have regular writing assignments designed to improve their skills in sentence and paragraph structure.
ENGL 102 Introductory College English II
This course is the second of an integrated two semester course in basic writing skills. Students will concentrate on the thesis statement, use of supporting evidence, and logical development of ideas. Students will be given frequent and regular writing assignments designed to introduce them to the writing of formal essays. Students will be required to prepare a portfolio of their essays, accompanied by a written test to be completed in class the last week of the semester.
ENGL 112 Writing About Literature & Contemporary Culture
Students will have regular writing assignments designed to reinforce their grasp of course material and to introduce them to the fundamentals of rhetorical analysis and formal essay writing. The reading matter will address major issues in contemporary American and World Culture.
ENGL 123 Continental European Literature I
Introduces students to the great works of continental European literature from the Greek and Roman Eras through the Renaissance. Authors will usually include Homer, Virgil, Dante, Boccaccio, Rabelais, Montaigne, Cervantes, and Calderon.
ENGL 124 Continental European Literature II
Introduces students to the great works of continental European Literature from the seventeenth century to Romanticism and the present. Authors will usually include Moliere, Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, Heine, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Thomas Mann, Kafka, and Camus.
ENGL 125 British Literature I
Introduces students to the major works of British literature from its beginnings to the eighteenth century. Authors will usually include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, and Swift.
ENGL 126 British Literature II
Introduces students to major works of British literature from the Romantic era to the present. Authors will usually include Blake, Wordsworth, Keats, Dickens, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, and Woolf.
ENGL 151 Introductory Creative Writing
A course organized around the particular interests of the students, with individual projects encouraged. All work, whether in progress or completed, is read and discussed in class. Students are urged to work in at least 2 genres.
ENGL 173 Introduction to Journalism
Intensive training in the principles and practices of written news reportage and analyses, feature articles and editorials. Participation in one of the campus media is encouraged. Readings on the genesis and growth and present status of American Journalism. Students will be expected to know the mechanics of written English and to learn proofreading and copy editing techniques.
FREN 203 Intermediate French I
Review an intensified study of French Grammar, exercises of vocabulary building, reading and written composition.
FREN 204 Intermediate French II
A continuation of the intermediate unit. Students will do exercises in French, pursue language conversation, increase vocabulary, correct pronunciation difficulties, and read non text material and literature.
GERM 203 Intermediate German I
Review and intensified study of German grammar, exercises in vocabulary building, reading and written compositions.
GERM 204 Intermediate German II
A continuation of the intermediate unit. Students will do exercises in German, pursue language conversation, increase vocabulary, correct pronunciation difficulties, and read non text material and literature.
ITAL 203 Intermediate Italian I
Review and intensified study of Italian grammar, exercises in vocabulary building, reading and written compositions.
ITAL 204 Intermediate Italian II
A continuation of the intermediate unit. Students will do exercises in Italian, pursue language conversation, increase vocabulary, correct pronunciation difficulties, and read non text material and literature.
SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish I
Review and intensified study of Spanish grammar, exercises in vocabulary building, reading and written compositions.
SPAN 204 Intermediate Spanish II
A continuation of the intermediate unit. Students will do exercises in Spanish, pursue language conversation, increase vocabulary, correct pronunciation difficulties, and read non text material and literature.
SPAN 305 & SPAN 306 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation
A third year language course providing a systematic study of the structure and syntax of the Spanish language. Concentration on the spoken and written language, supplemented by language laboratory exercises; readings in culture and civilization.
MAT 106 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Equations and inequalities; algebra functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions; analytic geometry.
MAT 201 Calculus
Functions, Limits, Differentiation, Integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, applied to related rates and extreme values, graphing, sequences, and series.
BIOL 104 Human Biology
A study of scientific method, and of man’s similarities to, and differences from, other animals, with emphasis on the major organ systems.
CHEM 101 General Chemistry
Fundamental theory and principles of chemistry. A study of the physical laws dealing with the study of matter from microscopic to a submicroscopic level. Quantum chemistry, the laws of chemical combination and the properties of gases, solids, liquids and solutions are discussed.
GEL 105 Environmental Geology
An introduction to college level physical geology for students planning to major in marine science and environmental science or environmental education. Study of Materials and processes which make up and shape the earth’s surface, interior and the oceans.
MS 110 The Oceans
This course is designed to acquaint non-science majors with the fundamentals of oceanography. Concepts from physical, biological, chemical and geological oceanography will be presented in this course.
MS 211 Biological Survey of the Atlantic and Caribbean Coasts
A descriptive survey of flora and fauna of temperate and tropical seas and coasts.
PHYS 201 General Physics I
A study of mechanics to set up the fundamental principles needed to describe motion; using the field concept a study of electromagnetic interactions; formulation of Maxwell’s equations and a study of the wave phenomena in electromagnetism subsequent to the field concepts.
ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics is the study of the national economy. After an introductory examination of how mixed capitalism deals with the problems of scarcity and choice, the course details national income accounting and business cycles which serve as a foundation for understanding the mechanics and usefulness of fiscal and monetary theory and policy.
ECON 102 Introduction to Microeconomics
Microeconomics examines how capitalism answers three fundamental questions which all economic societies must resolve: what will be produced, how will output be produced, and for whom will output be produced. Marginalist thinking serves as a foundation for understanding consumer decision-making. Production and cost theory are developed to explain competitive supply. The effects of imperfect competition (monopolistic competition, oligopoly, monopoly) and regulation upon the economic framework are assessed. An analysis of factor markets (land, labor, capital) under various degrees of competition concludes this course.
HIST 300 Selected Topics in American History
A course that examines a specific time period, group, region, or theme in American History. The course topic is chosen by the instructor. Recent course topics include: Slavery, Civil War and Reconstruction, the Rise of Modern America, the Holocaust, Postwar America, and the History of American Popular Culture.
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
The historical development, major systems, and approaches to psychology. The course provides the student with a basic understanding of the focuses and scope of the total field of psychology.
SOCI 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
A survey of fundamental knowledge about the nature and organization of modern western society and the theoretical tools and research methods employed to acquire this knowledge.