CM 301 Speech and Rhetoric (3 credits)
Instructor: D. Centanni
The purpose of this course is to improve written and spoken communication, to recognize and practice the relationship between the two, and to deepen the understanding of the discourse and the creation of meaning in a range of contexts. Building on skills and principles taught in CM 121 Effective Speaking and EN 201 Academic Writing II, topics covered will include: oral presentation; the effective use of language; writing and research; group facilitation and inclusive decision making; interviewing and the presentation of self; writing and research; and appropriate application of rhetorical strategies. Emphasis throughout the course is on practical application and the empowerment of students to express themselves well and with confidence. Prerequisites: CM 121 Effective Speaking, EN 201 Academic Writing II, and junior standing.

HE 110 Community First Aid and Safety (1 credit)
Instructor: J. Marro
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize emergencies, make decisions regarding care, and carry out appropriate first aid until professional medical help arrives. Students practice rescue breathing, choking relief, CPR and first aid skills for adults, children and infants. The course also includes information on the prevention of injury and illness. American Red Cross certification in Community First Aid and Safety is awarded upon completion of the course. 

HS 330 Ethical Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment ​(3 credits)
Instructor: F. Huante
This course will examine the concepts, issues, and concerns of the ethical issues of the treatment of addictions in our society. Students explore and discuss the ethics and issues related to the counseling of those who are addicted and the other roles that counselors play within the systems. Specific populations will be addressed such as children, adolescents and women. HIPAA and confidentiality concerns will also be reviewed. 

HS 345 Counseling Families in Crisis (3 credits)
Instructor: S. Haag
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.

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. 

HU 361 Commitment and Choice (3 credits)
Instructor: M. Sanders
This course serves as an in-depth introduction to practical ethics through the analysis of issues of contemporary moral, cultural, and political concern. Students will encounter a diverse range of views on some of the most contentious issues of the day, identify relevant moral facts and reasons, critically examine their own values, and develop the intellectual and critical skills necessary for both further study as well as for navigating the often tumultuous cultural and moral landscape of today. Prerequisite: EN 201 Academic Writing II.

SB 324 Childhood Disorders (3 credits)
Instructor: C. Reynolds
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, intellectual disability, 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: PS 120 Introduction to Psychology and either PS 121 Child Psychology, PS 122 Adolescent Psychology, or PS 225 Lifespan Developmental Psychology.

SB 335 Comparative Social Institutions in the United States (3 credits) 
Instructor: J. Caruana
Students examine the key social and cultural institutions in the United States today: family, religion, education, politics, and the economy. These institutions are examined in terms of historical origins, underlying values, current functions and possible future evolution. The course includes an analysis of how individuals participate in American society through these social institutions. The experiences of selected subcultures are also examined.