Summer Session: May 15 - June 25, 2023

CM 121 Effective Speaking (3 credits)
Instructor: D. Centanni
Students will learn the fundamentals of effective speaking through the preparation and in-class presentation of numerous short speeches. Consideration is given to general communication patterns, particularly persuasion. This course is an All-College graduation requirement. 

EN 201 Academic Writing II (3 credits)
Instructors: J. Caruana
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.

EN 241 Children's Literature (3 credits)
Instructor: C. Geyer
This is an introductory-level literature course that explores works written for, or read primarily by, children. The course readings focus on classic and recent texts that exemplify the basic modes, styles, and themes of children’s literature (excluding the picture-book): traditional folk and fairy tales; nonsense; fantasies; and realistic stories. The course also addresses the cultural history of Children’s Literature and presents a variety of theoretical approaches to reading and analysis.

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.

HS 240 Introduction to Counseling (3 credits)
Instructor: M. Button
The primary objective of the course is to introduce students to the basic skills required in a counseling relationship. Students learn how to listen and respond effectively to those seeking help with problems. This course provides opportunities to learn how to (1) explore and clarify problem situations; (2) reach new perspectives and understandings of problem situations, and set goals based on new perspectives; and (3) develop and implement strategies to reach set goals. Both theoretical and experiential learning opportunities are provided. Prerequisites: SB/PS 120 Introduction to Psychology and one Human Services course, or permission of the program director. 

HS 330 Ethical Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment ​(3 credits)
Instructor: T. Ferstler
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 331 Group Dynamics (3 credits)
Instructor: M. Button
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.

HS 344 Intervention Strategies for Alcohol and Substance Abuse (3 credits)
Instructor: M. Campanie
The main goal of this course is to explore human service intervention strategies for alcohol and substance abuse. These strategies include: rehabilitation programs, inpatient and outpatient clinics, case management, group and family therapy, support/education groups, community planning, and advocacy. The process of assessment and specific interventions required for this population will be defined and discussed. The importance of recording skills and accurate documentation will also be examined. Prerequisites: HS 134 Introduction to Alcohol and Substance Abuse and HS 240 Introduction to Counseling.
 
HS 345 Counseling Families in Crisis (3 credits)
Instructor: T. Ferstler
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 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.

LG 131 Beginning American Sign Language I (3 credits)
Instructor: R. Benn
A beginning course in American Sign Language as used within the American deaf community, including a basic study of manual-visual communication with an introduction to vocabulary, sentence structure, and elementary conversations. Receptive skills (reading signs) and expressive skills (signing one’s own thoughts) will be emphasized. Introduction to deaf culture is included.

PS 120 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
Instructor: E. Wegbreit
The focus of this course is on the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes, and how they are affected by environment, experience and physiology. Students are introduced to a variety of psychological terms, concepts and approaches.

PS 323 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
Instructor: E. Pacioles
This course is an introduction to the issues associated with defining, understanding, and treating 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/PS 120 Introduction to Psychology.

SA 161 Digital Photography I (3 credits)
Instructor: S. Cross
This studio course introduces the basic techniques, processes and creative possibilities of digital photography. Students will learn techniques for correcting tone and color, camera and image control, and an applied study of photographic design and composition. We will examine both the historical and aesthetic issues associated with the photographic practice. This course includes studio projects, lectures, assigned readings, class discussions, and individual and group critiques. Students must provide their own digital camera with exposure controls and a minimum of 12 megapixels.

SB 130 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Hicks
The course provides an overview of the study of society through an exploration of social structure and social change. Topics include culture, family, religion, deviance, race and ethnicity, gender inequality, sexuality, social stratification, as well as contemporary issues. 
 
SB 265 Alcohol and Other Drugs in Modern Society (3 credits)
Instructor: M. Campanie
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/PS 120 Introduction to Psychology or SB 130 Introduction to Sociology.

SB 311 Contemporary Ethnic Families (3 credits)
Instructor: J. Adamo
This course examines the manner in which race, class and ethnicity affect family functioning styles in relation to a number of societal institutions. Students will be exposed to an overview of the uniquely diverse mixture of backgrounds found in American family life, and will examine their own ethno-cultural backgrounds to determine their impact on life experiences and choices. Students will also consider practical issues of applying the knowledge of ethno-cultural factors to their particular major. Prerequisite: SB 110 Introduction to Anthropology or SB 130 Introduction to Sociology, PS 120 Introduction to Psychology or SB 201 Multicultural Contributions.

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; systems of equations; matrices. Applications are stressed throughout. Prerequisite: SM 100D or equivalent through placement testing.

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).