Summer Term

Summer 2015 
Registration for the summer sessions begins on Monday, November 3, 2014 and ends on May 27, 2015 for Summer Session I and July 13, 2015 for Summer Session II (or until classes fill).

Course Offerings for Summer Session I (May 20 – July 1)

BU 301 SPSS (1 credit)

Instructor: J. Livermore
This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the use of the statistical software package SPSS. This is not a statistics course, but relies on a previous understanding of statistics. SPSS will be used for descriptive as well as inferential statistics. This course should be taken concurrently with BU 473/475. 

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.

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.

FA 111 Art History: to the Middle Ages (3 credits)
Instructor: B. Zaker
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.​

HG 132 Microeconomics (3 credits)
Instructor: A. Scardillo
This course examines the behavior of consumers and firms in markets. Topics include supply and demand, elasticities, competition, product markets, resource markets, labor markets, income distribution and government policy. Emphasis will be placed on developing the student’s ability to analyze the economy and economic policies. ​

HS 331 Group Dynamics (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Waite
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.

Course Offerings for Summer Session II (July 6 – August 13)

BU 431 Leadership (3 credits)
Instructor: K. Bump
This course examines the special qualities, knowledge, and skills that separate leadership from management. Motivational techniques, ethics, vision and appropriate styles are discussed. Role playing simulation exercises are explored. Student must pass with a "C" or better. Prerequisite: BU 110 Principles of Management.

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)
Instructor: H. Kipping-Regitano
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)
Instructor: S. Stewart
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 328 ST: Building Bridges to the Generation Gap (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Adamo
This course will focus on the challenges presented when Veterans, Boomers, X, Y, and Z (Facebook/Linksters) generations work together. The cause of conflict and managing the differences among these groups will be discussed. Topics such as personalities, core values, and communication between generations, overcoming obstacles and managing a diverse work team will be presented. Exploring generational expectations and preferences is also studied.
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.