School of Professional Studies

Summer II Undergraduate Courses - 2015

For CRN's, see: Summer 2015 II Schedule

Art

Essentials of Modern Art

ART1780 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 2
CRN: 10358

J. Hayes-Nikas

In this course we will focus on demystifying the all too often intimidating and misunderstood art of the 20th century; and making it rather palatable and quite easy to approach. Beginning with an analysis of contemporary cultural trends, the course then explores the roots of these trends by turning to the Modernist period. After some training in 'aesthetic scanning'; a method for looking at writing about and discussing art; students will have the opportunity to study the connections with the major artistic movements from Impressionism through-to Post-Modern performance, informational, word, installation, and street art.


American Sign Language

Beginning American Sign Language II

ASL1020 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10038

J. Dunn

A continuation of American Sign Language (ASL) I, including grammar, basic vocabulary, manual alphabets/numbers and visual gestural communication. ASL written code will also be covered.


Chemistry

Introduction to Chemistry II

CHEM1020 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10051

E. Krygier

A continuation of topics covered in Introduction to Chemistry I. The lecture will focus on topics of thermodynamics, equilibrium theory, kinetics, electrochemistry and the application of these theories to study structure and reactivity of molecules. The laboratory will study the experimental techniques related to the topics covered in lecture. Contact COPACE for lab fee information.


History

Twentieth Century Russia: 1861 to Present

HIST1570 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10360

C. Wilson

This interdisciplinary survey course focuses on the major political, intellectual, ideological, social and cultural forces that shaped Soviet Russia during the pre- and post-revolutionary movement and the politics of the autocracy to the Brezhnev regime in the 1970s. Themes include the Russian autocracy, the ideology of Marxism-Leninism, the origins of the Cold War, the rise of Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev, de-Stalinization and Soviet foreign policy. Students also examine a series of more contemporary topics of the Commonwealth in transition.


International and Comparative Studies

Twentieth Century Russia: 1861 to Present

INTL1570 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10361

C. Wilson

This interdisciplinary survey course focuses on the major political, intellectual, ideological, social and cultural forces that shaped Soviet Russia during the pre- and post-revolutionary movement and the politics of the autocracy to the Brezhnev regime in the 1970s. Themes include the Russian autocracy, the ideology of Marxism-Leninism, the origins of the Cold War, the rise of Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev, de-Stalinization and Soviet foreign policy. Students also examine a series of more contemporary topics of the Commonwealth in transition.


Essentials of Modern Art

INTL1780 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 2
CRN: 10359

J. Hayes-Nikas

In this course we will focus on demystifying the all too often intimidating and misunderstood art of the 20th century; and making it rather palatable and quite easy to approach. Beginning with an analysis of contemporary cultural trends, the course then explores the roots of these trends by turning to the Modernist period. After some training in 'aesthetic scanning'; a method for looking at writing about and discussing art; students will have the opportunity to study the connections with the major artistic movements from Impressionism through-to Post-Modern performance, informational, word, installation, and street art.


Mathematics

Calculus I

MATH1200 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 2
CRN: 10115

B. Casey

Topics include: functions, limits, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, continuity, related-rates problems, maximum-minimum problems, definition of integration and the fundamental theorem of calculus.


Physics

Introductory Physics II

PHYS1020 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10003

M. Hannout

This course is a continuation of PHYS 1010. Topics include: Electricity, Magnetism, Optics and a brief account of modern physics. The PHYS 1010-1020 sequence is designed to fulfill most of the science perspective of the usual entrance exam requirements for medical and dental schools. Calculus is not required, but elements of algebra and trigonometry are reviewed and utilized. Labs are integrated within the course frame work, and will be conducted at the same classroom where lectures are held. Computer simulations will be utilized to enhance students' understanding of course topics. Contact COPACE for lab fee information.


Psychology

Psychology of Human Motivation

PSYC2390 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10354

D. Lambert

Students evaluate the different psychological theories of motivation from a phenomenological perspective. Each theory is evaluated in terms of an experiential matrix. Assists the student in his/her attempt to make sense of what comes under the rubric of motivation. Behavior modification and management strategies commonly used in clinics and the workplace are critically examined.


Social Services

The Final Chapter: A Study of Death and Dying

SCSV1090 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 2
CRN: 10034

J. Nowicki

Students will develop an understanding of the death and dying process while exploring their own attitudes, feelings and beliefs. Topics covered include what is dying, the grieving process, children and death, suicide, violent deaths, cultural attitudes and euthanasia. Community resources will also be explored.


Our Aging Society

SCSV1180 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10380

J. Nowicki

In the United States today there are more older people in the population than ever before. Many issues offer new challenges as one enters middle and later life but is there a way "successful aging" can be accomplished? With all of these challenges can one truly grow old gracefully? Topics such as diet, exercise, pensions, family life, and housing will be explored. Theories of the aging process will be discussed as we review the study of aging: past, present and future.


Sociology

The Final Chapter: A Study in Death and Dying

SOC1090 T R 0600p-0930p    Section: 2
CRN: 10033

J. Nowicki

Students will develop an understanding of the death and dying process while exploring their own attitudes, feelings and beliefs. Topics covered include what is dying, the grieving process, children and death, suicide, violent deaths, cultural attitudes and euthanasia. Community resources will also be explored.


Our Aging Society

SOC1180 M W 0600p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 10379

J. Nowicki

In the United States today there are more older people in the population than ever before. Many issues offer new challenges as one enters middle and later life but is there a way "successful aging" can be accomplished? With all of these challenges can one truly grow old gracefully? Topics such as diet, exercise, pensions, family life, and housing will be explored. Theories of the aging process will be discussed as we review the study of aging: past, present and future.