Summer Term

Summer 2014 Course Offerings
Registration for the summer sessions will begin on Monday, April 7, 2014.
  

Summer Session I (May 21 – July 2)

BU 473 Business Research Methods (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Adamo
Students study various research methods and applications of research to business. Emphasis is placed on demographics and psychographics and on the critical analysis and interpretation of research as a tool for decision making. Student must pass with a "D" or better. Prerequisites: BU 120 Principles of Marketing, SB 120 Introduction to Psychology, and SM 261 Statistics. 

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 101 Drawing Dissent: 20th Century Art and Activism (3 credits)
Instructor: L. Selleck
This course introduces students to the history of activist art from the last 100 years and places it within the context of social struggles and movements. It will examine artists, artistic movements, art collectives, and creative works that have challenged authority, declared identity, and raised awareness to further social justice agendas for specific groups of people. Students will obtain knowledge and understanding of how visual language has been used to encourage dissent and revolution. Graffiti, mural art, visual art, and graphic art that addresses issues such as workers’ rights, labor mobilization, civil rights, politics, war, and identity will be studied.

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.

HG 102 World Civilization 1550 to Present (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Sloan
This course covers the history of civilizations around the world from the Renaissance to the present day. Utilizing a thematic and comparative approach to world history, this course exposes students to the global structures, issues and events that shape the contemporary world. 

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.

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 322 Psychology Applied to Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Adamo
This course explores the complexity of behavior within organizational settings and helps students develop the social interaction abilities necessary for professional success. Specific areas of focus include group dynamics, inter-group relations, interview skills, familiarity with testing in industry, organizational communication, person-machine interactions and effective styles of leadership. Prerequisite: SB 120 Introduction to Psychology or SB 130 Introduction to Sociology.


Summer Session II (July 7 – August 14)

BU 110 Principles of Management (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Koegel
Principles of management and the focus and function of an organization are explored. Among topics included are ethics, diversity, TQM, social responsibilities, multinational enterprises, and the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Student must pass the course with a "C" or better.

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.

EN 342 Children's Literature (3 credits)
Instructor: C. Geyer
Students read from a variety of genres of children's literature and react orally and in writing to that literature.  Both literary and illustrative criteria are addressed.  A major analytical research paper is a course requirement and a creative project may also be assigned. The course fulfills the General Education Cultural Diversity requirement. Prerequisite: 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 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.

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 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 343 ST: Queer America: Understanding the GLBT Community (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Adamo
An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community in America. Sources from many scholars in history, sociology, psychology, and business look at how the GLBT community has evolved into the 21st century.

SB 365 Drugs and Human Behavior (3 credits)
Instructor: P. Hirsch
This course deals with the history, mechanisms of action, short- and long-term effects, side effects, and uses and abuses of drugs that affect behavior. The drugs considered are alcohol, major and minor tranquilizers, antidepressants and stimulants, including cocaine, amphetamines and other commonly abused drugs. Prerequisite: SB 120 Introduction to Psychology.