All Courses: Fall 2021



Applied Behavior Analysis

ABA 333: Elements of Behavior Change and Specific Behavior Change Procedures

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross listed as SED 333. This is a 3-credit hour course that will introduce students to the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis including measurement of behavior, behavioral assessment, behavioral techniques used for skill acquisition and reduction of problem behaviors as well as professional ethics. Behavior Analysis is a growing field with many different professional applications including education, special education and developmental disabilities/autism. Students planning to work with children or adults with developmental disabilities in any capacity may benefit from this introduction to basic behavior analytic concepts and techniques. This course fulfills the 40-hour instructional requirements put forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to become a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT see description below). Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion. Students who desire RBT certification will need to successfully complete an RBT initial competency assessment at your place of employment under ongoing supervision from an RBT Supervisor. (UG)


ABA 700: Behaviorism

3 Credit Hour(s)

Behaviorism is a course designed to provide the student with an understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of ABA and the origins of behaviorism. The historical and philosophical background of our science will be covered and students will learn about the development of the essential elements of ABA. (GR)


ABA 702: Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis

3 Credit Hour(s)

Concept and Principles of Behavior Analysis is meant to give students a solid foundation in the basic science that underlies the technologies of Applied Behavior Analysis. Designed to be taken early in the course sequence, this course will introduce students to foundational aspects of ABA that they will apply throughout the program. (GR)


ABA 704: Research Methods, Measurement and Experimental Design

3 Credit Hour(s)

Research Methods, Measurement, and Experimental Design is a course designed to provide the student experience in careful measurement and assessment of behavior which forms the basis for research methods and experimental design. Specifically, methods for obtaining types of behavioral data, and graphing and analyzing data will be covered. Students will understand the importance of Single Case Research Designs (SCRDs) and the ability to evaluate and implement them. Students will design evaluations of the influence of independent variables on dependent variables in representative SCRDs. Students will also conduct comparative, component, and parametric analyses. Additionally, students will design ethical evaluations of the effectiveness of interventions, state and plan for the unwanted effects of independent variables, and assess and interpret the threats to internal and external validity in experimental designs, including interobserver agreement, and reliability of the independent variable Prerequisites: ABA 702 or SED 702 (GR)


ABA 706: Functional Assessment

3 Credit Hour(s)

Functional Assessment is a course designed to provide the student with the history and hands on experience in fundamental elements of direct observation, functional behavioral assessment, functional analysis methodology, function-based intervention, and function-based behavior change intervention procedures. Prerequisite: ABA 704 or SED 706. (GR)


ABA 708: Ethics and Professional Conduc

3 Credit Hour(s)

Ethics and Professional Conduct is a course designed to provide the student with a background in fundamental elements of ethical and professional behavioral practice. Students will learn to apply the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts to ethical and professional conflicts. (GR)


ABA 710: Behavior Change Procedures

3 Credit Hour(s)

Behavior Change and Procedures is a course designed to provide the student with a comprehensive experience in the application of fundamental elements of behavior change and specific behavior change procedures. This course will cover the design and implementation of behavioral interventions based on individualized assessment results, including environmental modification and planning for generalized outcomes. Students will learn to apply general concepts and principles, including matching law, behavioral cusps, verbal behavior, and derived stimulus relations to improve socially significant behaviors. Students will also learn to apply specific techniques such as shaping, chaining, punishment and extinction. Prerequsite: ABA 706 or SED 706 (GR)


ABA 712: Client Record Keeping, Supervision, and Personnel Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide the student with an ability to identify and apply federal, state, and professional standards for creating, saving, maintaining, archiving, and destroying client records. Students will also learn about best practices in ABA for personnel management and supervision of new behavior analysts. Prerequsite: ABA 706 or SED 704 (GR)


ABA 714: Assessment and Measurement Tool

3 Credit Hour(s)

Assessment and Measurement Tools is a course designed to provide the student experience in assessment and measurement of behavior. Students will gain experience with developing individualized assessment and measurement procedures, as well as using commercially available and commonly-used assessment and measurement systems. Prerequisite: ABA-704 or SED-706; (GR)


ABA 716: Autism Spectrum Disorders

3 Credit Hour(s)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a course designed to provide the student with an overview of the history and current considerations related to the diagnosis of autism across the lifespan. The biological bases and behavioral phenotype of autism will be taught within the framework of child development and transition to adulthood to geriatric. Students will learn to plan and evaluate treatments for people with ASD and will write and communicate to the audience of the consumer. The New York State regulations on ABA will be reviewed and the students will take and pass a state mandated course on Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse. Specifically, as per NYS Education Law, all students enrolled in programs leading to licensure in behavior analysis are required to complete training in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. Daemen College has incorporated this training as part of the required coursework for ABA 716: Autism Spectrum Disorders. Resources will be provided as part of the class for completing the two-hour online Child Abuse course. The course provides an overview of the mandated reporter's legal obligations and protections, the laws related to child abuse and maltreatment, the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect, and available resources. There is a $30 fee for the course. Upon course completion, students are required to submit their Certification of Completion to the instructor. (GR)


ABA 718: Issues of Cultural and Ethnic Diversity

3 Credit Hour(s)

Issues in Cultural and Ethnic Diversity in ABA is a course designed to provide the student with an overview of the history and current considerations related to providing ABA services to individuals with autism who are members of diverse populations.  Aspects of cultural and ethnic diversity will be covered and the students will apply behavioral assessments and interventions with modifications based on needs from the individuals served. (GR)


ABA 730: Supervised Practicum and Seminar In Applied Behavior Analysis

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the Supervised Practicum and Seminar in Applied Behavior Analysis. It is a 15-week course and students are required to engage in a weekly seminar. Students are also required to accrue a minimum of 150-fieldwork hours accruing a minimum of 10 hours weekly and a maximum of 35 hours weekly; 2 of which must be supervised per week for full time experience (20+ hours weekly) and 1 hour of supervision for part-time (10-19 hours weekly), at your site by a NYS-LBA. This course is designed to provide the student with a structured experience including observation and the application of behavioral concepts, principles and methodology. The class seminar provides class members with an opportunity to share experiences and to learn from each other. The learner will apply on-going content knowledge at the placement setting in a professional and ethical manner. Students are not permitted to accrue less than 10 hours a week for their practicum hours and/or take a break greater than 2 weeks during the course of the semester. Hours accrued during scheduled breaks that are a part of the Daemen College calendar are accounted for as long as the student is enrolled in consecutive semesters of the practicum course.Prerequisite: Permission from ABA advisor (GR)


ABA 731: Supervised Practicum With Experience in Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis I

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a [Traditional: 15-week or Distance Education 8-week] course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students are required to complete a skills assessment and set goals for the supervised experience.. Prerequisite: ABA 730 or SED 714 and ABA 702 and permission from ABA advisor (GR)


ABA 732: Supervised Practicum With Experience In Applied Behavior Analysis 2

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a [Traditional: 15-week or Distance Education 8-week] course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students are required to demonstrate the ability to perform an assessment and implement an intervention procedure. Prerequisite: ABA 730 or SED 714 and ABA 702 and permisison from ABA advisor (GR)


ABA 733: Supervised Practicum With Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis 3

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a [Traditional: 15-week or Distance Education 8-week] course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students are required to demonstrate the ability to utilize a Behavior-Change Procedure. Prerequisite: ABA 730 or SED 714 and ABA 702 and permisison from ABA advisor (GR)


ABA 734: Supervised Practicum With Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis 4

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is an 8-week course which requires students to obtain no less than 80 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Students are also required to obtain no less than 2-hours of individual, face-to-face supervision per week for full time experience (20+ hours) and 1 hour per week for part-time experience (10-19 hours weekly). Students must submit the Daemen College Fieldwork Tracker and Supervisor Attestation. Additionally, students will demonstrate how they evaluate the effects of the supervised experience on client outcomes. Students are not permitted to accrue less than 10 hours a week for their practicum hours and/or take a break greater than 2 weeks during the course of the semester. Hours accrued during scheduled breaks that are a part of the Daemen College calendar are accounted for as long as the student is enrolled in consecutive semesters of the practicum course. This course is designed to provide the student with a structured experience including observation and the application behavior analysis. The learner will apply on-going content knowledge at the placement setting in a professional and ethical manner. Students must work with consumers who have a documented diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Related Disorder (as defined NYSED, Article 167, §8802) and a prescription or order for ABA services. Prerequisite: ABA 730 or SED 714 and ABA 702 and permission from ABA advisor (GR)


ABA 735: Supervised Practicum With Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis 5

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a [Traditional: 15-week or Distance Education 8-week] course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students are required to demonstrate the ability to plan for maintenance and generalization of client skills. Prerequisite: ABA 730 or SED 714 and ABA 702 and permisison from ABA advisor (GR)


ABA 736: Supervised Practicum With Experience Hours I Applied Behavior Analysis 6

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a Distance Education 8-week course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students will demonstrate how they address professional, and ethical skills through collaboration with clients and colleagues (stakeholders). Prerequisite: ABA 730 (GR) (GR)


ABA 737: Supervised Practicum With Experience Hours I Applied Behavior Analysis 7

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a Distance Education 8-week course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students will address making plans for the appropriate termination of services. Prerequisite: ABA 730 (GR) (GR)


ABA 738: Supervised Practicum With Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis 8

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a Distance Education 8-week course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students will plan for addressing diversity in practice. Prerequisite: ABA 730 (GR) (GR)


ABA 739: Supervised Practicum With Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis 9

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a Distance Education 8-week course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students will develop adaptive self-care strategies to maintain healthy and stable work environments. Prerequisite: ABA 730 (GR) (GR)


ABA 740: Applied Behavior Analysis Capstone Research Project

3 Credit Hour(s)

The ABA Capstone Project will provide the structure and guidance for students to complete a final program project or, when time allows at the discretion of the instructor and with permission from a project mentor (i.e., ABA program faculty) create a Master's- level Capstone Project based on a research project of the student's area of interest in ABA. Students experiences will be different depending on the chosen project, however in all cases students will finish the ABA Master's program with a final product that incorporates critical skills of a practicing behavior analyst. Students who satisfactorily complete their Capstone Project with all of the required components will receive a grade of (P) Passing. Conversely, students who are unsuccessful in completing the requisite components of the master's capstone project will receive a grade of (F) Failure. Prerequisites: ABA 708 & 710; (May take concurrently with ABA 712, 714, 716, or 718) or SED 708 and 710 (GR)


ABA 747: Selected Topics

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Prerequsite: Take ABA-704 or SED-706; (GR)


ABA 750: Special Topics: Applied Behavior Analysis

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Special Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis is a course offered to students who have completed coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis but who, upon completion of their program, have content-area gap identified by license-or certification-granting bodies. The course credit hours and content will vary based on individual student needs. Course prerequisites are determined by the needed modules and an educational review by the BACB. Prerequisites: Permission from ABA advisor (GR)



Accounting

ACC 225: Financial Accounting

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Fundamentals of financial accounting including assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, expenses will be covered as well as financial reporting and accounting theory. The accounting cycle with emphasis on transaction analysis, accruals, annual closing, and creation of financial statements for service, merchandising, and manufacturing operations will be studied. Problems supplement the theory, principles and management applications. Accounting majors must earn a minimum of a C grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade . Pre-req: MTH 124 or equivalent. (UG)


ACC 226: Managerial Accounting

3 Credit Hour(s)

A continuation of ACC 225 with emphasis on the expansion and advanced application of the accounting model to corporations. In addition, there is an introduction to the use of accounting information and financial analysis in management decision-making settings. Problems supplement the theory, principles, and management application. Accounting majors must earn a minimum of a C grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade . Prerequisite: ACC 225 minimum grade of C or better required. (UG)


ACC 311: Intermediate Accounting I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Study of generally accepted accounting principles, emphasizing financial statement presentation and an in-depth study of accounting for current and long-term assets as well as related revenues, expenses, reserves, and allowances. Accounting majors must earn a minimum of a C grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade . Prerequisite: ACC 226. (UG)


ACC 312: Intermediate Accounting II

3 Credit Hour(s)

A continuation of ACC 311, focusing on liabilities, stockholder's equity, earnings per share, derivatives, and analytical procedures. Theoretical discussion of generally accepted accounting principles. Accounting majors must earn a minimum of a C grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade . Prerequisite: ACC 311. (UG)


ACC 315: Cost Accounting

3 Credit Hour(s)

Analysis of costs and their use in the managerial functions of an enterprise. Topics include principles of cost accounting for inventory valuation and income determination, standard costs and budgets. Accounting majors must earn a minimum of a C grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade. Prerequisite: ACC 226. (UG)


ACC 318: Income Tax Theory

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the responsibilities and skills required of professional accountants in the preparation of tax returns for individuals and provides primary content for the professional accounting component of the degree program. Coursework also addresses ethics, finance, economics, computer information systems, and the legal environment of business. Accounting majors must earn a minimum of a C grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade . Prerequisite: ACC 226. (UG)


ACC 360: Nonprofit Accounting

3 Credit Hour(s)

Nonprofit accounting involves the study of specialized accounting principles used by a wide range of organizations including hospitals, governmental units such as school districts and agencies, cultural and charitable organizations, colleges and universities, as well as other non-profits. (UG)


ACC 415: Advanced Accounting Problems

3 Credit Hour(s)

Advanced approach to generally accepted accounting principles applied to business activities. Problem-solving techniques and discussions of opinions of the Financial Accounting Standards Board as they relate to advanced topics such as mergers, acquisitions, minority interests, intercompany transactions, consolidated financial reporting, and other topical matters. Accounting majors must earn a minimum of a C grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade . Prerequisites: ACC 312. (UG)


ACC 420: Auditing

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the responsibilities of professional accountants and related audit objectives and methologies in the conduct of independent audits and provides primary content (Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)) for the professional accounting component of the degree program. Coursework also addresses ethics, finance, business statistics in auditing, economics, computer information systems, and the legal environment of business. Accounting majors must earn a minimum of a C grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade. Prerequisite: ACC 312. (UG)


ACC 430: Forensic Investigations

3 Credit Hour(s)

Application of theory is an important aspect of forensic accounting. In this course, a number of case studies will be analyzed that require the application of skills learned in ACC 325 Introduction to Forensic Accounting and MIS 428 Forensic Accounting Data Analysis Techniques. The topics of these case studies will include what is commonly referred to as the fraud tree: asset misappropriation, corruption schemes, financial statement fraud schemes and other fraud schemes. Accounting majors must earn a minimum of a C grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade . Prerequisite: ACC 325. (UG)


ACC 490: Accounting Theory and Professional Ethics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Fulfills Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. This is the capstone course for the Accounting curriculum. This course integrates the practical applications and theoretical concepts covered in previous accounting courses with ethical issues facing the profession. Class discussions, textbook reading, outside reading, projects, case studies, and other educational experiences will be used to explore this complex area of study. This class provides a fundamental study and critical evaluation of 'business ethics' in light of recent developments in the accounting profession. Professional, analytical writing constitutes a major element of this course. Accounting majors must earn a minimum of a C grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade. Prerequisites: ACC 312. (UG)


ACC 618: Advanced Taxation

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the basic principles of federal income taxation of corporations, partnerships, trusts, gifts, and estates. It reinforces the use of tax research tools, and provides an overview of administrative and procedural aspects of tax practice. Accounting Majors must earn a minimum of a C grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the 5-year B.S./M.S. program and completion of ACC 318. (GR)


ACC 620: Advanced Auditing

3 Credit Hour(s)

An advanced study of auditing standards, principles, theory, and practice. Current trends in auditing and assurance services will be emphasized. The class offers an in-depth examination of advanced audit concepts, auditor legal liability, ethics, audit procedures, statistical sampling, and audit research using electronic databases and the Internet. The class will also be focused on the Information Technology Audit function, the use of technology in audits, and hands-on completion of audit workpapers. Accounting Majors must earn a minimum of a C grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade . Prerequisites: ACC 420 and acceptance into the 5-year B.S./M.S. program. (GR)


ACC 630: Global Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course presents a five step framework for effective financial statement analysis. It begins with an understanding of the industry economic characteristics and current conditions of the firm's businesses and the particular strategies the firm selects to compete in each of these businesses. It then assesses how well the firm's financial statements reflect the economic effects of the firm's decisions and actions. With the use of financial statement ratios and other analytical tools, it assesses the profitability and risk of the firm in the recent past and, by incorporating information about expected changes, forecasts expected profitability and risk. Finally, the analyst values the firm using various valuation tools and models. The framework will be applied to both domestic and international companies. Accounting Majors must earn a minimum of a C grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the 5-year B.S./M.S. program. (GR)


ACC 650: Graduate Seminar in Accounting

3 Credit Hour(s)

Graduate Seminar in Accounting Description: Students will explore advanced topics in financial accounting and tax, as well as current issues in the field of accounting and their impact on society and the profession. Students will research topics and present for discussion in a seminar format. In addition, students will prepare a culminating project and presentation on a current issue in accounting. Prerequisite: Graduate status. Permission of Instructor required. (GR) (GR)



Animation

ANIM 101: Principles of Animation

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course will explore some of the Principles of Animation. It will introduce students to the art of animating on paper. This will include how to roll the paper in order to see the movement of the animation and how to flip the paper while drawing inbetweens so that the motion is continual from one drawing to the next. The students will transition from paper to drawing on the computer, learning animation princilpes along the way. Priority enrollment given to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 103: Intro to Perspective/Photoshop

2 Credit Hour(s)

Introduction to Perspective and Photoshop will explore the different types of perspectives. These assignments will be drawn digitally in Photoshop. Students will learn the interface and aspects of the software needed to create their perspective drawings. Priority enrollment given to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 201: History of Animation

3 Credit Hour(s)

History of Animation will introduce students to the context, culture and technology necessary for an understanding of the world of animation. In addition to a history of animation and its practitioners and development, the course also explores what happens to history when it is animated and how animation has been used during the twentieth century to interpret the past. The course also pays attention to the aesthetic of the animated image as well as the unique ability of the image to communicate. Finally, the course will explore the tools, technology used in animation, and the various techniques. Animation from various studios, feature- length animated films, and experimental shorts will be presented. Priority enrollment given to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 203: Editing and Sound Basics

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course will instruct students on how to create a film sound track using audio recordings, sound FX and music. It will also discuss film and sound editing techniques. Students will create a variety of sound work using digital audio equipment to support their career track in animation. Priority enrollment given to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 210: Introduction to Animation

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course continues the student's introduction to the fundamentals of traditional animation and computer animation through a series of exercises, increasing in difficulty, throughout the term. The course combines lectures with studio exercises to futher advance the foundations of animation principles with more advanced concepts of body mechanics. The course will begin with simple exercises utilizing single objects and progress to more complex animation. Prerequisite: ANIM 101; restricted to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 211: Animation Basics I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to build upon the concepts discussed in ANIM 210, Intro to Animation. The student will gain a more in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of 2D animation and CG animation through a series of exercises increasing in difficulty throughout the term. The course combines lectures with studio exercises to further emphasize the animation principles as well as a deeper understanding of body mechanics. Prerequisite: ANIM 210; restricted to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 212: Animation Basics II

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course builds on the animation knowledge taught in Animation Basics 1. Working on more complex 2D and CG animation exercises and exploring deeper the Principles of Animation. This course enables students to begin to explore acting in their animation. Prerequisite: ANIM 211; restricted to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 215: Cartooning

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course introduces students to the design concepts of drawing basic cartoon characters, stressing a solid dimensional approach. Students will learn the skills and techniques to caricature from life and the understanding to create characters for a comic strip, comic book or graphic novel. Prerequisites: ART 106; priority enrollment to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 217: Layout

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to give the student the skills and creative vocabulary needed to design background layouts for Animation. We will begin with broad concepts of composition and classical design, and progress through the technical aspects of perspective, storyboarding and camera moves. Class sessions will involve a balance of lecture material and studio work. This is primarily a drawing class. There will be in-class critiques for most projects. Students will be called upon to participate in collaborative discussions to challenge and defend each other's design choices. This course is also designed (in conjunction with the Animation Department) to work through the preproduction phases of The Sophomore Project. This project will teach students to navigate the comprehensive production pipeline from concept through final animation, preparing them for the process of making a student film. Students must present their finished sophomore project as part of their application to advance into upper division. For this class, the preproduction phases of The Sophomore Project will include story ideas, storyboarding and background design. Prerequisites: ART 103, ART 104, ART 105, ART 106; priority enrollment to Animation majors (UG)


ANIM 218: Storyboarding

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to give the student the basic tools needed to begin making a short animated film. Through the study of film editing, composition, storyboarding techniques and story structure the student will gain the conceptual and technical tools required to write, storyboard and edit an animatic for a short film. Storyboarding projects and practical exercises will reinforce and enhance the understanding of these concepts. The student will begin to think and problem solve like an animation director. Prerequisites: ANIM 217; restricted to Animation majors. (UG) (UG)


ANIM 250: Character Design

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will explore the concepts of Character Design, Character Development for Animation. Students will learn how to approach character design and how to progress from concept to finished designs. Through the study of shape, silhouette, color, caricature, underlying structure, costume, using classical and modern drawing techniques, the class will explore ways to make characters appealing, dynamic, interesting and animatable. Prerequisites: ART 106; priority enrollment given to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 274: Gesture Drawing: Drawing in Action

3 Credit Hour(s)

Drawing from life is the foundation for understanding motion. Shifts in pose, reflected in proportion, balance and articulation, create a believable sense of organic motion. Gestural Drawing will direct the student to observe motion in the physical world, and examine how motion can be individualized and determined by circumstance. Prerequiste: ART 204. (UG)


ANIM 301: History of Animation Mid 20th Century To Today

3 Credit Hour(s)

Writing Intensive. This course will continue the students understanding of the context, culture and technology evolving in the world of animation. In addition to a history of animation and its practitioners and development, the course explores the stylistic changes that swept the industry in the 1950s, the emergence of television animation, the second golden age of Disney animation and the advent of CG animation. The course will delve into the world's changing culture from a literary to visual and the importance of the images being conveyed. Participants will view animation from various studios, studying feature- length animated films as well as narrative and experimental shorts. Priority enrollment given to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 309: Concept Art & Visual Development

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental professional practices of 2D digital Visual Development and Conceptual Art as it relates to Character Design and Illustration for film, TV and Video Games. The course covers practical, standard work-flow techniques in Photoshop, the proper use of reference material, as well as touching on the need for developing professional practice in the areas of anatomical knowledge and a general development of compositional, design and traditional painting skills, transposed into the digital realm. Classes consist of live practical demonstrations, short in-class exercises and longer assigned projects that require significant creative effort. The in-class exercises are a practical support for the larger, more involved assigned projects. Prerequisites:ART103, ART104, ART105, ART106; priority enrollment to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 311: Animation Basics III

3 Credit Hour(s)

Students will continue to build on their knowledge of classical animation principles with more complex exercises featuring physical action and dialogue. The class exercises will explore complex spacing and exaggeration. Thumbnailing, timing and spacing continue to be an absolute must in order to achieve the desired scene. Clean-up and inbetweening exercises will again be provided. Prerequisite: ANIM 212; restricted to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 317: CG Systems I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is an introduction to the aspects of the CG pipeline other than animation. During the semester we will be exploring each of the software's major interfaces pertaining to being a Technical Director/CG Generalist. Students will learn each of the major stages of production starting with 3D modeling, texturing, basic rigging, lighting, and rendering. Prerequisites: ART 103, ART 104, ART 105, ART 106. Priority enrollment given to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 318: CG Systems III

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will be continuing going into the advanced details of modeling, rigging, and texturing. Most students taking this course will be creating a CG senior film. Therefore, the focus will be on finishing the blend shapes of their model, as well as rigging and texturing the model up to production standards. Activities will also include 3-point lighting, how to light a 3D scene, and the fundamentals of rendering. Prerequisites: ANIM 333. Priority enrollment given to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 320: Two-Dimensional Effects in Animation

3 Credit Hour(s)

Effects Animation centers on the mastery of observable physical phenomenon. This includes fire, water, smoke, explosions and more. Students will create effects in traditional 2D animation and in CG. Prerequisite: ANIM 211. (UG)


ANIM 327: Background Painting

3 Credit Hour(s)

Background Painting will introduce the student to the practice of creating background environments for figurative images, including architecture, landscape, and surrounding objects. The student will explore color, value, perspective, theatrical composition, lighting and stylization. In addition, the student will explore how the background enhances the subject, whether it is an animated project, illustration, or comic art. Prerequisite: ART 103, ART 104, ART 105, ART 106; priority enrollment to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 333: CG Systems II

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course builds off the skill sets introduced in GC Systems 1 to provide the student with a more complex understanding of computer geometry in order to examine the basic elements of computer models. Modeling, animation, lighting, texture mapping and rendering are explored within a production setting. Prerequisites: ANIM 317 (UG)


ANIM 341: Digital Compositing

3 Credit Hour(s)

In Digital Compositing, the animation student will learn how to combine images in either Harmony or NUKE to create a finished scene. Students will gain the ability to manipulate frame composition, timing, and color by editing their original images. Prerequisite: ANIM 311. (UG)


ANIM 411: Animation Basics IV

3 Credit Hour(s)

Students will continue to build on their knowledge of classical animation principles with more complicated exercises featuring acting and lip sync. The class exercises lend themselves to character interactions and more subtle acting. Timing and pre-production planning continue to be an absolute must in order to achieve the desired scene. Inbetweening exercises will again be provided. Prerequisite: ANIM 311; restricted to Animation majors. (UG)


ANIM 421: Advanced Lighting

3 Credit Hour(s)

In Advanced Lighting, students will apply previous training in lighting to create realistic environments and objects. Prerequisite: ANIM 411. (UG)


ANIM 429: Dynamics & Particles

3 Credit Hour(s)

In Dynamics and Particles, students will explore Particle Systems and Paint Effects to create advanced images. Class projects will complete dynamic animations with the use of particle systems to integrate realistic motion with visual effects. This course will complete the sequence of 3D skill sets standard in the industry. Prerequisite: ANIM 411 (UG)


ANIM 432: Maya Character Modeling & Rigging

3 Credit Hour(s)

In Maya Character Modeling and Rigging, animation students will continue to explore Maya and learn how to customize Maya to speed up workflow. Advanced topics will be introduced, including squash and stretch, utility nodes, and scripting. Prerequisite: ANIM 318. (UG)


ANIM 450: Advanced Character Animation

3 Credit Hour(s)

Advanced Character Animation is a culmination of previous character modeling and animation courses. Students combine previously learned skill sets to produce character animation that demonstrate motivation and personality. Prerequisite: ANIM 411; restricted to Animation majors. (UG)



Anthropology

ANT 210: Contemporary Native America

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. The course introduces students to the current conditions of American Indians/First Nations/ indigenous peoples of North America. A foundation will be laid in ethnography, which will cover the anthropological culture area concept and culture areas. Emphasis will be placed on the Southwest, Prairie/Plains, Northwest Coast, Arctic, and Northeast (including the Great Lakes) areas. Aspects of culture change, assimilation, and acculturation will be discussed as models for viewing historical culture contact. With this, the effects of important legislative influences will be introduced. The post-World War II environment of termination and urbanization will introduce a discussion of sustainability of traditional cultures, which characterize the struggles of native communities as evidenced in movements such as A.I.M. and others. (UG)



Art

ART 101: Introduction to the Visual Arts

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. An exploration of the principles of design and the creative process in the plastic arts through a series of studio projects in a variety of media; periods of lecture and discussion devoted to aesthetics and the history of art. Non-majors only. (UG)


ART 103: Foundation Design I

3 Credit Hour(s)

An exploration of pictorial composition in two-dimensional representation with emphasis on the basic elements of design. Limited to BFA, BS Art and BS Art Ed majors only. (UG)


ART 104: Foundation Design II

3 Credit Hour(s)

The second of two courses in design fundamentals, ART104 studies space, light and color with emphasis on three-dimensional expression. Prerequisite: ART 103. Limited to BFA, BS Art and BS Art Ed majors only. (UG)


ART 105: Foundation Drawing I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Development of visual perception and organization through drawing from nature and life in a variety of drawing media. Limited to BFA, BS Art and BS Art Ed majors only. (UG)


ART 106: Foundation Drawing II

3 Credit Hour(s)

The second of two courses in drawing fundamentals, ART106 explores a variety of thematic drawing experiences emphasizing work in ink, color pencil and mixed media. Prerequisite: ART 105. Limited to BFA, BS Art and BS Art Ed majors only. (UG)


ART 107: Visual Experience

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. An investigation of the visual aspects of the world through artistic themes, techniques, and landmarks. Methods of analyzing form will aid students in experiencing aesthetic responses to historical artistic examples and the contemporary, immediate environment. Non-majors only. (UG)


ART 114: Creative Community Development

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility; Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as IND-114. This course is designed to engage students in meaningful learning about how the arts are an essential part of our everyday lives and communities. The instructor will engage students in activities that illustrate ways art can be used as a vehicle for community development that seeks to improve community members' well being. The instructor will introduce students to local, national, and international artists, programs, and organizations that are using the arts to positively promote community development and support community members. Students will learn how arts communities (1) are conceived, (2) identify community concerns, (2) plan and use the arts as a way to address those concerns, (3) are funded, and (4) assess their work. The course will connect the arts, healthcare, education, community/cultural development, and civic responsibility/engagement. (UG)


ART 155: Photography for Non-Majors

3 Credit Hour(s)

Please refer to ART 334 for Digital Photography for both majors and non-majors (UG)


ART 204: Figure Drawing I

3 Credit Hour(s)

ART204 concentrates on drawing from the human figure to include experimentation in a variety of media. Prerequisite: ART 104 and ART 105. (UG)


ART 205: Figure Drawing II

3 Credit Hour(s)

The second of two courses in figure drawing, ART205 concentrates on drawing from the model with an emphasis on human anatomy. Prerequisite: ART 204. (UG)


ART 218: Creative Drawing

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. The course will be simultaneously an introduction to basic drawing techniques and an exploration of how to work with imagery to express ideas. Students will develop drawing skills with a range of media and will learn how to use these skills to create meaningful, personal drawings that communicate with viewers. For non-majors. (UG)


ART 219: Graphic Design I

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to traditional and contemporary production methods and practices used by Graphic Design professionals. Emphasis is placed on terminology and technical production practices. Prerequisites: ART 104 and ART 106. (UG)


ART 220: Art & Architecture of the Middle East

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Contextual Integregation; Cross listed as IND 220. The Middle East is one of the most historically and culturally significant parts of the world. This course is a survey of the art and architecture of this region from ancient to modern eras. Students will become acquainted with the aesthetic concerns of the Middle East's periods, cultures, and religions through two and three-dimensional artifacts. Since the Middle East is also known as the Cradle of Civilization we will first look at artifacts from Mesopotamia (Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, etc.). Islamic art and architecture will also be given particular attention, addressing mosque architecture, calligraphy, and painting and how they visually express the concerns of Islam. Although the focus will primarily be on art objects, significant discussion will take place on the stereotypes of the Middles East constructed through Western works of art from the 19th and 20th century. The course will conclude by looking at recent artists from the Middle East and how they have used art to address and deconstruct stereotypes. (UG)


ART 225: Watercolor Painting I

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introductory course in painting using watercolor and casein painting techniques. Prerequisites: ART 104 and ART 106. (UG)


ART 226: Watercolor Painting II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Advanced study of watercolor painting processes, materials and techniques, with emphasis on contemporary Western watercolor and Oriental watercolor painting. Prerequisite: ART 104 and ART 106. (UG)


ART 229: Ceramics for Non-Majors

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Introduction to ceramics, the aesthetic possibilities of clay, basic construction techniques and a basic experience of glazing for those students not majoring in Art, Graphic Design, or Art Education. Non-majors only. (UG)


ART 230: Computer Rendering

3 Credit Hour(s)

Students are introduced to industry standard digital tools and concepts with a focus on creating vector and raster-based work using the Adobe Creative Suite. Illustrator and Photoshop are emphasized, where students examine the process of creating, manipulating, and experimenting with photos, typography, and images, and finishing work via digital application. This course is for graphic designers, illustrators, artists, and those interested in learning the basics of image manipulation and file management. Prerequisites: ART 103 and ART 105. (UG)


ART 240: Woodcuts and Monoprints

3 Credit Hour(s)

Introduction to these two basic forms of printmaking with attention to both aesthetics and processes. Prerequisites: ART 104 and ART 106. (UG)


ART 251: Ceramics I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Introduction to ceramics, the aesthetic possibilities of clay, basic construction techniques and a basic experience of glazing. (UG)


ART 267: Sculpture I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Introduction to sculpture process concentrating on working in the round and relief. Experiences in a wide variety of common materials and techniques. Prerequisites: ART 104 and ART 106. (UG)


ART 287: The History of Design

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the history of design, with a focus on visual communication design from past to present. Prerequisites: ART 104 and ART 106. (UG)


ART 301: Motion Graphics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Students will learn about design as it relates to moving image and time-based media. The course includes motion principles and history, demos, tutorials, resources, and studio production time to provide an introduction to motion in design. Students will work primarily with Adobe After Effects. Competency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is highly recommended. Prerequisites: ART 319, or permission from instructor. (UG)


ART 306: Figure Drawing III

3 Credit Hour(s)

Advanced work from the figure. Special focus based on student's major field of study. Required for Drawing/Illustration majors. Prerequisites: ART 104 and ART 106. (UG)


ART 312: Contemporary Studio Practice

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course explores the role of the artist in response to personal, social, political, and cultural issues in our contemporary context. Through research, writing, and studio practice, students will engage in working beyond a traditional discipline-specific approach to studio art. Prerequisite ART 204 (UG)


ART 319: Graphic Design II

3 Credit Hour(s)

The history of typography, the anatomy of the letterform, typeface classifications, typographic terminology and the effective usage of type to convey visual/verbal messages are explored in this course. Prerequisite: ART 219. (UG)


ART 320: Graphic Design III

3 Credit Hour(s)

Using design and typography principles, students will learn about the web design process, UI/UX design, and screen-based applications. Industry standard design tools will be used to create responsive websites, understand CMS platforms, and for the creation of interactive digital elements. Competency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is highly recommended. Prerequisites: ART 230 and ART319, or permission from instructor. (UG)


ART 325: Introductory Oil Painting

3 Credit Hour(s)

Introductory course in painting using oil as the vehicle of expression. Prerequisites: ART 104 and ART 106. (UG)


ART 326: Introductory Acrylic Painting

3 Credit Hour(s)

A painting course emphasizing the use of the acrylic medium. Prerequisites: ART 104 and ART 106. (UG)


ART 331: Art Reading List

3 Credit Hour(s)

The Modernist Revolution addresses the dramatic shift in artistic expression occurring between the 1860s and the 1960s. Students will investigate Modernist impulses by examining the role of avant-garde artists, primary sources and contemporary criticism. The primary academic goal is to provide a solid background for study of the present era by first investigating the formalist concerns that informed it, and the contributing social factors. This course is an important foundation for continued studies in Contemporary Art, Postmodernism and Art Theory. Prerequisite: ART 275 or ART 285. (UG)


ART 334: Digital Photography

3 Credit Hour(s)

This studio course is designed for majors and non-majors with limited or no experience with digital photography and will include a study grounded in the historical, conceptual and practical developments of the art of photography as embodied in the use of digital image making technologies. (UG)


ART 344: Art in Space and Environment

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. A collaborative experience with THA 326, Performance in Space, that leads students to address issues relating to art and theater in a site-specific context. (UG)


ART 345: Advanced Drawing I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Emphasis on the development of an idea through a sequence of drawings. Prerequisites: ART 204. (UG)


ART 346: Advanced Drawing II

3 Credit Hour(s)

As a follow-up to ART345, Advanced Drawing II provides the drawing major with a bridge between the high level of instructor participation characteristic of preceding drawing/illustration courses and the expected independence of the senior project semesters. Prerequisite: ART 345. (UG)


ART 348: Seminar and Practice in Graphic Design

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will focus on an inquiry of the traditional and expanded roles that graphic designers have filled. It will encompass investigation and research into current topics of sustainable practices, opportunities, and theories as applied to the professional practice of graphic design. Issues to be addressed include ethics, current events, and the role of the designer as problem seeker. Prerequisite: ART 319. (UG)


ART 351: Ceramics II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Ceramics II explores technical and creative experiences in throwing on the wheel and a creative exploration of glazing. Prerequisite: ART 251. (UG)


ART 355: History of Non-Western Art

3 Credit Hour(s)

An overview of artistic traditions outside the influence of Europe with particular emphasis on the arts of East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Open to Non-majors. (UG)


ART 356: Women in Art

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Illustrated discussion of women in the arts, centering on the obstacles and reception of women in the artistic establishment, and the depiction of women by both male and female artists. Open to non-majors. (UG)


ART 367: Sculpture II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Theory and practice of sculptural composition utilizing modeling and carving with introductory welding and casting. Prerequisite: ART 267. (UG)


ART 368: Sculpture III

3 Credit Hour(s)

Continued exploration of sculptural techniques with emphasis on understanding the character and value of the material to the final work. Prerequisite: ART 367. (UG)


ART 381: Illustration I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Illustration I is an exploration of mostly black and white media, investigation of drawing aid apparatus, drawing techniques. An introduction to extensive conceptual problems will be given. Prerequisite: ART 204. (UG)


ART 382: Illustration II

3 Credit Hour(s)

A combined drawing and painting experience with specific directions toward narrative images. Media and technique to be compatible with photo/print production. Prerequisite: ART 381. (UG)


ART 383: Illustration III

3 Credit Hour(s)

Advanced exploration of illustration in various media. Prerequisite: ART 382. (UG)


ART 400: Practical Seminar

3 Credit Hour(s)

This team-taught course will engage students in both the creative and administrative operations of an arts organizations. Students will form, as a cohort, a business enterprise to deliver the creation of a single artistic product (an exhibition, a production, a radio show) while engaging in the development, management and presentation of the creative endeavor supported by a strategic plan focused on financial, marketing, organizational, programming, and event planning. In the opening weeks of the practical section of the course, students will be introduced to the basic framework of the artistic product and will be assigned titles and responsibilities consistent with the organizational structure needed to develop and deliver that product. Students will be asked to research similar organizations and products, interview area professionals associated with the field, and design and mount a program of their own. As individuals and as a group, the class will be led through the practical considerations of producing a collective, artistic project and will be responsible, under guidance, for its planning, execution, and public reception. Focus throughout will be on cooperative, collaborative creation, in which students are responsible for their allotted areas of expertise while working with and depending on other members of the organizational team. In the administrative section of the course, students will engage such areas as planning, budgeting, marketing, insurance, contracts, and public relations. Students will also be asked to plan and create such artifacts - EG, advertising, social media campaigns, brochures, playbills, catalogs etc. - consistent with the overall project. Prerequisites: MKT 312, ENTR 201, ENTR 301. (UG)


ART 420: Graphic Design IV

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course in visual communication addresses a wide range of career tracks through understanding current industry standards, trends, and practices, along with the history of advertising and professional practices. An emphasis on advertising, branding, and integrated campaign development will allow students to explore deliverables such as print, packaging, signage, strategy, video, out-of-home, interactive, motion graphics, web, and social media. Prerequisites: ART 230 and ART319, or permission from instructor. (UG)


ART 425: Painting III

3 Credit Hour(s)

Advanced painting problems in various media. Prerequisites: ART 325, 326. (UG)


ART 426: Painting IV

3 Credit Hour(s)

Advanced study in painting. Prerequisite: ART 425. (UG)


ART 427: Fibers II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Work in fibers emphasizing on-loom textile construction techniques. Prerequisite: ART 327. (UG)


ART 435: Advanced Typography

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course introduces students to advanced design principles that explore the expressive potential of typography in a variety of conceptual and utilitarian applications. All projects focus on the refinement of the design process to generate solutions through visual communication. Prerequisite: ART 319. (UG)


ART 436: Overview of Aesthetics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Aesthetics studies the nature of reception and appreciation of the visual realm. Often described as the philosophy of beauty, aesthetics encompasses the role of visual experience, beauty/ugliness, and visual and poetic expression. This course investigates the history of aesthetics, with a focus on the development of modern aesthetics. Prerequisite: ART 331. (UG)


ART 439: Serigraphy

3 Credit Hour(s)

Serigraphy, or screen-printing, is an exploration of printmaking processes using the photo-mechanically produced image. Prerequisites: ART 104 and ART 106. (UG)


ART 441: Advanced Printmaking

3 Credit Hour(s)

Opportunity for advanced students to continue exploration of and involvement with chosen printmaking processes and procedures. Prerequisites: ART 240, 340, 439. (UG)


ART 443: Issues and Methodologies in Contemporary Art

2 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Writing Intensive. Together with ART 498, Senior Exhibition, ART 443 satisfies the department's Research and Presentation requirement. Diverse exercises in criticism and analysis to broaden the art student's aesthetic awareness, judgment and sensitivity. Prerequisite: ART 331. (UG)


ART 445: Special Projects

3 Credit Hour(s)

Advanced study in a studio area with special authorization of a faculty member and approval of the department chairperson. May be repeated; two uses total, senior year only. (UG)


ART 446: History of Contemporary Art:1940- Present

3 Credit Hour(s)

Study of contemporary art history based on the visual and historical movements from the second half of the twentieth century to present day. Prerequisite: IND 285. (UG)


ART 455: Photography

3 Credit Hour(s)

An exploration of various black and white film photography practices including photograms, pinhole and film cameras, as well as developing and printing methods. Recommended for Art Education majors. No previous darkroom experience is needed. Open to majors and non-majors. (UG)


ART 456: Advanced Photography

3 Credit Hour(s)

Advanced photographic work that spans digital and darkroom practices. Prerequisites: ART 334 and/or ART 455 or by permission of the instructor. (UG)


ART 464: Sculpture IV

3 Credit Hour(s)

Advanced study in sculpture. Prerequisite: ART 368. (UG)


ART 490: Senior Project

3 Credit Hour(s)

Advanced study in a major discipline in preparation for and including an exhibition of completed works; supervision by a major instructor and a faculty review board. Normally elected in the final semester, and only after the completion of the entire numbered sequence of courses in the major discipline. Required of all BFA candidates. A BFA degree may not be earned without a grade of C or higher in this course. Prerequisite: ART 443. (UG)


ART 498: Senior Art Exhibit

1 Credit Hour(s)

With ART 443, fulfills Research and Presentation requirement. Required of all BFA Art, BFA Graphic Design, BS Art, and BS Visual Arts Education majors. Prerequisite: ART 443. (UG)



Arts Administration

ARTA 450: Practicum Seminar in Arts Administration and Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

Students will intern at a practicing arts organization, where they will gain experience in day-to-day operation and support procedures. Students will meet weekly with the faculty advisor to chart time, troubleshoot about organizational issues and discuss assignments. The faculty advisor will correspond closely with the cooperating organization to monitor student progress. Prerequisite: BA 211. (UG)


ARTA 501: Arts Administration Overview

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides an overview of most aspects of not-for-profit arts administration through site visits to leading professional organizations (theatre, galleries, etc) in Buffalo. Students will also gain hands-on experience in gallery administration, curating, public relations and marketing. Prerequisite: Graduate Status. (GR)


ARTA 535: Professional Seminar in Arts Administration: Visiting Lecturer Series

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will utilize the expertise of area arts professionals who will interact with students over the course of one five week session. This format allows for in-depth discussions about a particular arts environment, and will allow student to see first-hand how area professionals approach planning, research, and problem solving. Prerequisites: Graduate Status and ARTA-501 or Permission of Instructor. (GR)


ARTA 550: Practicum Seminar in Arts Administration and Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

Students participating in this seminar will intern at one of Buffalo's leading arts organizations, where they will gain experience by working on a special project or by assisting a key arts manager or executive. Prerequisites: Graduate Status and ARTA-535 or Permission of Instructor. (GR)


ARTA 640: Arts Administration Thesis Project

3 Credit Hour(s)

A semi-independent study that entails research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member, and that builds directly on an internship or administrative assistantship with a participating not-for-profit cultural organization, this course will be geared towards the development, completion, and acceptance (by the participating cultural organization) of a fully realized project, proposal, or portfolio. Examples of completed projects might include (but are not limited to) strategic plans, project grants or funding proposals, marketing, fundraising, subscription or audience development plans, arts-in-education programs, print campaigns, audio or video guides for patrons, websites, etc. Prerequisites: Graduate Status and ARTA-535 or Permission of Instructor. (GR)


ARTA 650: Capstone in Arts Administration

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course seeks to synthesize the content of previous Arts Administration and Leadership courses and prepare students for public presentation of their research. Prerequisites: Graduate Status and ARTA-535 or Permission of Instructor. (GR)



Athletic Training

ATH 101: Introduction to Athletic Training

1 Credit Hour(s)

This is the first in a sequence of two courses designed to introduce students to the profession of athletic training. Topics will include the history of the athletic training profession, the sports medicine team, scope of practice, professional organizations, and roles of other health care professionals. (UG)


ATH 201: Seminar in Athletic Training

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the second in a sequence of two courses designed to introduce students to the professional phase of the athletic training curriculum. Topics will include athletic training room policies and procedures, risks associated with physical activity, an introduction to medical terminology, principles of therapeutic communication, and sociocultural issues. Prerequisite: ATH 101. (UG)


ATH 500: Introduction to Emergency Athletic Care

3 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course will present the roles and responsibilities of the Athletic Trainer and Sports Medicine Team and the basic principles in the prevention, recognition, and care of acute, traumatic and exertional athletic injuries/illnesses. Topics will include: risk management, blood-borne pathogen training, life-threatening conditions, CPR/AED certification, head and spine injury management (stabilization and equipment removal), musculoskeletal injury, selected taping/wrapping techniques, environmental considerations, and sudden medical illnesses. Students will be expected to recognize unsafe environments and develop critical thinking strategies to act appropriately during athletic emergencies. Students will also demonstrate emergency care skill consistent with National Athletic Trainers' Association position statements. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. Students must pass ATH 509/L with a C or better in order to progress to ATH 500. (GR)


ATH 500L: Intro to Emergency Athletic Care Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course will present the roles and responsibilities of the Athletic Trainer and Sports Medicine Team and the basic principles in the prevention, recognition, and care of acute, traumatic and exertional athletic injuries/illnesses. Topics will include: risk management, blood-borne pathogen training, life-threatening conditions, CPR/AED certification, head and spine injury management (stabilization and equipment removal), musculoskeletal injury, selected taping/wrapping techniques, environmental considerations, and sudden medical illnesses. Students will be expected to recognize unsafe environments and develop critical thinking strategies to act appropriately during athletic emergencies. Students will also demonstrate emergency care skill consistent with National Athletic Trainers' Association position statements. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 501: Foundations of Athletic Training

2 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to prepare students to critically evaluate the association between physical activity and musculoskeletal injury and use clinical decision-making skills to appropriately apply a variety of supportive and protective devices for the head, torso, upper and lower extremity. Students will develop the necessary skills to appropriately choose and properly fit protective athletic equipment (e.g. helmet and shoulder pads) and properly apply preventative taping, wrapping, splinting, bracing and orthoses. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 501L: Foundations/Athletic Training Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to prepare students to critically evaluate the association between physical activity and musculoskeletal injury and use clinical decision-making skills to appropriately apply a variety of supportive and protective devices for the head, torso, upper and lower extremity. Students will develop the necessary skills to appropriately choose and properly fit protective athletic equipment (e.g. helmet and shoulder pads) and properly apply preventative taping, wrapping, splinting, bracing and orthoses. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 502: Foundations of Athletic Training II

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course addresses a variety of topics to further develop the students' understanding of the scope of the Athletic Trainer's duties and the complexities involved in the daily operations of an Athletic Training facility. A combination of lecture, case studies and reflection of clinical educational experiences will allow for insightful peer engaged discussions. Topics will include: legal practice, professional ethics, cross-cultural awareness, inter-professional relationships, facility principles, budgeting process, integrated injury management, imaging, rehabilitation phases, psychosocial/emotional response to injury, and injury documentation and the use of electronic medical records. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 501 AND ATH-501L. (GR)


ATH 509: Gross Anatomy

6 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to focus on the detailed structure and function of the human neuromusculoskeletal system. The relationships of normal and abnormal embryological and developmental processes to gross anatomical structure and to movement and function across the life span will be presented. Lecture and laboratory sessions will include human cadaver dissection and prosections, models, and clinically oriented peer presentations and problem solving experiences. Specific anatomical content will be presented on a regional basis, and will include the back, head, neck, shoulder girdle, upper extremity, and thorax. Laboratory sessions will allow students to acquire a three-dimensional macroscopic appreciation of anatomical structure through human cadaver dissection guided by iPad video demonstrations. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 509L: Gross Anatomy Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to focus on the detailed structure and function of the human neuromusculoskeletal system. The relationships of normal and abnormal embryological and developmental processes to gross anatomical structure and to movement and function across the life span will be presented. Lecture and laboratory sessions will include human cadaver dissection and prosections, models, and clinically oriented peer presentations and problem solving experiences. Specific anatomical content will be presented on a regional basis, and will include the back, head, neck, shoulder girdle, upper extremity, and thorax. Laboratory sessions will allow students to acquire a three-dimensional macroscopic appreciation of anatomical structure through human cadaver dissection guided by iPad video demonstrations. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. Students must pass ATH 509/L with a C or better in order to progress to ATH 500. (GR)


ATH 510: Pathology and Clinical Examination I

4 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is the first in the sequence of two courses designed to give the athletic training student the necessary information to identify specific injuries and illnesses associated with the neck, upper back, low back, lower extremities, reproductive organs, and abdominal region. Topics include mechanism of injury/etiology, pathology, tests and measures, and referred pain patterns of the low back and lower extremities. Students will acquire basic knowledge and skills regarding palpation, range of motion, manual muscle testing, neurological and special tests. Students will develop clinical decision making skills through the integration of evidence-based medicine. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 509 and ATH 509L. (GR)


ATH 510L: Pathology and Clinical Examination Lab I

0 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is the second in the sequence of two courses designed to give the athletic training student the necessary information to identify specific injuries and illnesses associated with the head and upper extremities. Topics include mechanism of injury/etiology, pathology, tests and measures, and referred pain patterns of the head, neck, upper back, and upper extremities. Students will acquire basic knowledge and skills regarding palpation, range of motion, posture analysis, gait analysis, manual muscle testing, neurological and special tests. Students will develop clinical decision making skills through the integration of evidence-based medicine. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 509 and ATH 509L and ATH 510 and ATH 510L. (GR)


ATH 511: Pathology and Clinical Examination II

4 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is the second in the sequence of two courses designed to give the athletic training student the necessary information to identify specific injuries and illnesses associated with the head and upper extremities. Topics include mechanism of injury/etiology, pathology, tests and measures, and referred pain patterns of the head, neck, upper back, and upper extremities. Students will acquire basic knowledge and skills regarding palpation, range of motion, posture analysis, gait analysis, manual muscle testing, neurological and special tests. Students will develop clinical decision making skills through the integration of evidence-based medicine. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 509 and ATH 509L and ATH 510 and ATH 510L. (GR)


ATH 511L: Pathology and Clinical Examination II Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is the second in the sequence of two courses designed to give the athletic training student the necessary information to identify specific injuries and illnesses associated with the head and upper extremities. Topics include mechanism of injury/etiology, pathology, tests and measures, and referred pain patterns of the head, neck, upper back, and upper extremities. Students will acquire basic knowledge and skills regarding palpation, range of motion, posture analysis, gait analysis, manual muscle testing, neurological and special tests. Students will develop clinical decision making skills through the integration of evidence-based medicine. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 509 and ATH 509L and ATH 510 and ATH 510L. (GR)


ATH 512: Advance Concepts in Rehabilitation

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to build upon students' foundational rehabilitation knowledge. The future athletic trainer will learn to assess human movement patterns during a variety of activities, identify dysfunction, contributing factors, and implement therapeutic corrective exercise techniques. Topics include an examination of the central and peripheral nervous systems; motor control and learning; causes of movement dysfunction, including biopsychosocial components; and evidence-based selection of movement assessment and corrective exercise interventions. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 513: Pathophysiology & Clinical Examination I Exaination Iii:Concussion

1 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is the third in the sequence of three courses designed to give the athletic training student the necessary information to identify and manage concussion. Topics include an introduction to brain anatomy; etiology, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms and effects associated with concussion. Concussion assessment and evaluation tools, return-to-play protocols, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals who have sustained concussions will be examined. Discussions will include concussion risk, trends, and research across different populations. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 510, ATH 510L, ATH 511, ATH 511L (GR)


ATH 515: Excercise Testing and Prescription Fitness Assessment & Training

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to bridge the gap from sports medicine rehabilitation to optimal movement and performance. The future athletic trainer will learn to develop and implement exercise programs to improve performance and mitigate the risk for long-term health conditions in varied populations. Topics include training theories and adaptations, exercise testing, program development, the use of Biometrics in program design, and injury prevention programs.Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 515L: Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to bridge the gap from sports medicine rehabilitation to optimal movement and performance. The future athletic trainer will learn to develop and implement exercise programs to improve performance and mitigate the risk for long-term health conditions in varied populations. Topics include training theories and adaptations, exercise testing, program development, the use of Biometrics in program design, and injury prevention programs.Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 520: Therapeutic Agents

3 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to prepare the future athletic trainer to critically select, provide rationale for, and skillfully apply therapeutic agents. Indications and contraindications relative to the selection and use of each modality are emphasized. Theory, principles, and methods of direct interventions will be discussed in lecture; associated psychomotor skills will be practiced and evaluated in lab. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 520L: Therapeutic Agents Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to prepare the future athletic trainer to critically select, provide rationale for, and skillfully apply therapeutic agents. Indications and contraindications relative to the selection and use of each modality are emphasized. Theory, principles, and methods of direct interventions will be discussed in lecture; associated psychomotor skills will be practiced and evaluated in lab. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 522: General Medical Conditions

4 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to prepare the future athletic trainer to recognize the signs and symptoms of diseases and illnesses of the body systems and to know when to refer to other medical professions. Topics include etiology, pathology, assessment, and risks associated with common diseases, impairments, and physical disabilities. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 523: Foundational Concepts in Rehabilitation

4 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course introduces the foundational concepts and principles of a comprehensive rehabilitation program. including determination of therapeutic goals and objectives, selection of therapeutic exercises, methods of evaluating and recording rehabilitation progress, development of criteria for progress and return to competition and the physiological effects of trauma/wound is designed to enhance the student's assessment skills and to provide a foundation of appropriate exercise principles and rehabilitation techniques specific to athletic participation and the physically active. Topics will include planning, implementing, and evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation programs. (GR)


ATH 523L: Foundational Concepts in Rehabilitaion Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course introduces the foundational concepts and principles of a comprehensive rehabilitation program. including determination of therapeutic goals and objectives, selection of therapeutic exercises, methods of evaluating and recording rehabilitation progress, development of criteria for progress and return to competition and the physiological effects of trauma/wound is designed to enhance the student's assessment skills and to provide a foundation of appropriate exercise principles and rehabilitation techniques specific to athletic participation and the physically active. Topics will include planning, implementing, and evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation programs. (GR)


ATH 524: Sports Nutrition

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course discusses the physiological processes of digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food, fluids, nutritional supplements, herbs, and ergogenic aids specific to the energy needs for sports participation and the physically active. Topics include weight loss/gain, body composition, performance, illness, injury, and eating disorders. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 525: Organization and Administration in Athletic Training

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on management, administration, leadership, and professional responsibilities associated with providing health care in an athletic training room, health care facility, and related venues that provide health care to athletes and others involved in physical activities. Topics include athletic training room design, budget, organization and administration of pre-participation physical exams, components of a medical record, regulations, insurance, personnel management, athletic training practice acts and registration, professional responsibility, continuing education, governing bodies, scope of practice, community awareness, and preparation for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 530: Psychosocial Aspects in Athletic Training

3 Credit Hour(s)

Psychosocial Aspects in Athletic Training (3) This course addresses a variety of integrated psychosocial topics involving the patient, the health care professional, and response to injury. Topics include motivation, self confidence, personality traits, emotional response to injury, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 580: Research Methods

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy; Writing Intensive. Meets Research and Presentation requirements. This course will explore the variety in research design and statistics commonly used in clinical research, further developing student analytical skills needed to support professional evidence-based practice in athletic training. Students will evaluate the merit and relevance of published research to the practice of athletic training from the perspective of experimental methodology and design. Students will select a topic of interest related to athletic training, conduct a review of the literature, define a research question, and prepare and present a report to their peers. Students will complete Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI training). Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 582: Research Seminar II

1 Credit Hour(s)

This is the second in the sequence of two research seminar courses. Students will collect data, perform data analysis, and write the results, and discussion sections for their athletic training research projects. Students will revise and refine their final research project, develop a presentation, and present their findings. This is directed study under the supervision of a faculty research mentor. Additionally, students will demonstrate evidence based medicine through problem based learning scenarios in class. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 581. (GR)


ATH 590: Athletic Training: Practical Application I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the first of four required athletic training clinical education courses. Athletic training students will be evaluated on clinical integration proficiency of knowledge, skills, and abilities including: general health and fitness assessment; environmental conditions assessment; and recognition of emergencies and acute injury care. Additionally students will be expected to build upon their acquired knowledge to actively engage in facilitated integration of skills and abilities covered in the curriculum. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will explore evidence-based practice and reflect upon their clinical experiences to facilitate critical thinking and clinical decision making skills development. Students must complete a minimum 200 and a maximum of 500 clinical hours. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 500 and 500L. (GR)


ATH 592: Athletic Training: Practical Application II

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the second of four required athletic training clinical education courses. Athletic training students will be evaluated on clinical integration proficiency of knowledge, skills, and abilities including: taping, wrapping, bracing, protective equipment fitting; clinical assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic intervention of the lower extremity and spine; and professional communication and documentation strategies. Additionally students will be expected to build upon their acquired knowledge to actively engage in facilitated integration of skills and abilities covered in the curriculum. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will explore evidence-based practice and reflect upon their clinical experiences to facilitate critical thinking and clinical decision making skills development. Students must complete a minimum of 200 and a maximum of 500 clinical hours. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 590. (GR)


ATH 593: Athletic Training: Practical Application III

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the third of four required athletic training clinical education courses. Athletic training students will be evaluated on clinical integration proficiency of knowledge, skills, and abilities including: clinical assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic intervention of the upper extremity, lower extremity, head, neck, thorax, spine, and patients with common illnesses; psychosocial motivational strategies; recognition and referral of mental health disorders; and professional communication and documentation strategies. Additionally students will be expected to build upon their acquired knowledge to actively engage in facilitated integration of skills and abilities covered in the curriculum. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will explore evidence-based practice and reflect upon their clinical experiences to facilitate critical thinking and clinical decision making skills development. Students must complete minimum of 200 and a maximum of 500 clinical hours. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 592. (GR)


ATH 594: Athletic Training: Practical Application IV

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the fourth of four required athletic training clinical education courses. Athletic training students will be evaluated on clinical integration proficiency of knowledge, skills and abilities including: comprehensive therapeutic intervention, clinical examination and diagnosis of musculoskeletal injury and common illnesses and conditions; psychosocial strategies (recognition, management and referral); and professional communication and documentation strategies. Additionally students will be expected to build upon their acquired knowledge to actively engage in facilitated integration of skills and abilities previously covered in the curriculum. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will explore evidence-based practice and reflect upon their clinical experiences to facilitate critical thinking and clinical decision making skills development. Students must complete minimum of 200 and a maximum of 500 clinical hours. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program, ATH 593. (GR)


ATH 595: Athlectic Training: Optional Summer Practical Application

0 Credit Hour(s)

This course is an optional athletic training clinical education course reserved for students who will be completing a summer athletic training educational experience. Students will be expected to build upon their acquired knowledge to actively engage in facilitated integration of skills and abilities previously covered in the curriculum. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will explore evidence-based practice and reflect upon their clinical experiences to facilitate critical thinking and clinical decision making skills development. Students must complete a minimum of 50 and a maximum of 500 clinical hours.Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)



Business Administration

BA 101: Introduction to Business Administration

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed as an introduction to business for first year business students, transfer students or other students considering a business major. Students will be introduced to the field of business which will include an overview of the functional specialization areas, industries within which business professionals are employed and the related career opportunities, industries and organization cultures by completing a number of relevant personality and interest assessments. Additionally, students will be introduced to faculty, coursework, learning modalities, and professional expectations and standards with the Business Administration department. (UG)


BA 201: Introduction to International Business

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. The course introduces students to key factors relevant to international management on both organizational and socioeconomic levels. Macroeconomic influences such as international politics, economics, culture, and foreign competition are described and analyzed to highlight their importance for globally operating organizations. (UG)


BA 202: Professional Branding and Sustainability

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course will immerse students in the professional branding and sustainability process that is becoming even more important as people are required to re-purpose their careers due to global and technological changes in the workforce. Through reading, online research and one-on-one consultation, students will be exposed to the professional skills necessary to develop and sustain a career that may include multiple positions, fields, companies and industries over decades of employment. The initial context for this course will be the student internship, then will project to future job placement and long term career transitions. The course is limited to Business, Accounting and Paralegal students. For Sophomores through Seniors, but preferably taken during second semester Sophomore year or first semester Junior year, the semester before internship. There will be individual meeting times scheduled with professor.Pre-requisite for CFE requirement Prereq: BA 101 (UG)


BA 211: Effective Business Communications

3 Credit Hour(s)

Writing Intensive. The ability to communicate effectively is ranked as one of the most important skills needed by employers. It has also been shown to have a high direct correlation with income. This course is a study of the analysis and practical application of effective communication in the business environment. The course will develop and reinforce written, oral and interpersonal communications skills necessary in a diverse and technological culture. Prerequisites: C or better in CMP 101. (UG)


BA 220: Diversity and Cross-Cultural Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. This course focuses on how cultural backgrounds affect a person's behavior during cross cultural communications. The student learns to identify how culture plays a role in the dynamics of a workplace, either domestic or foreign, as well as in other situations. Through readings, videos and class application activities the student learn how to effectively interact people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Prerequisite: Minimum grade C in CMP 101. (UG)


BA 303: Business Professional and Personal Horizons

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed as the complement to BA 101 and BA 202 for Business Administration seniors to assist in their transition to the world beyond the undergraduate college setting. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their past personal, academic and professional growth while a student. The focus will then shift to planning for life beyond the undergraduate academic environment. Many decisions must be made relative to long term career planning, job search and graduate study. Resume writing, identifying references, the graduate school application process, GREs GMATs and LSATs, professional certifications and future financial planning are topics to be covered to assist with this process. Work-life balance issues will also be presented to help students thoughtfully consider the choices and trade-offs working professionals must make. (UG)


BA 304: Contract Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as PAR 304. This course provides an introduction to the law of contracts, including analysis of the basic elements of contract formation, defenses to contract performance, breach of contract and remedies, drafting and interpretation of contracts. Students will develop their legal analysis and legal writing skills through practical projects typically required in law offices. Writing projects will require legal research. Ethics will be discussed throughout the semester relating to specific legal scenarios. Prerequisites: PAR 201 or permission of instructor. (UG)


BA 305: Real Property Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as PAR 305. This course is an introduction to real estate law and practice. Students will be required to not only learn the basic law but to problem-solve and draft documents that are typical to legal practice in this area, and will develop their legal analysis and legal writing skills. The course covers New York Real Estate statutes and the areas of law include property rights, types of land ownership/estates, easements, agreements for sale and closings, financing, conveyancing. Students will do a real estate closing as their final project. Ethics will be discussed throughout the semester relating to specific scenarios in legal work. Prerequisites: PAR 210 or permission of instructor. (UG)


BA 314: Health Policy

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as HPR 314. This course examines the policies of the current U.S. healthcare delivery system. The history and evolution of the U.S. health care infrastructure and recent policy changes The former and current service delivery structure will be outlined, as well as advancements, and gaps/limitations in the provisions and delivery of care. The types of health care facilities, services, agencies and personnel that constitute the US health care system and the response of the system to the changing health care needs of the population will be explored. Class discussions will be centered on: managing the increasing demands on the health care system by a rapidly growing population affected by the epidemic of multiple chronic diseases; balancing population-based health care needs while delivering high quality health care and improving access to health care services in a cost-containment environment. Social, political, economic, legal and ethical issues as they relate to health care policy will be discussed. (UG)


BA 340: Internship Facilitation

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides students with department faculty facilitation and support throughout their required internship. Students will meet face-to face with the instructor at the beginning of the internship in order to discuss the department internship project, expected professional behavior and overall internship goals and requirements. There will be weekly online communication throughout the internship using Blackboard to monitor progress, learning or possible issues or challenges faced at the internship worksite. At the end of the internship, there will be a second face-to-face debriefing meeting between instructor and students to discuss final project and conduct an internship learning and satisfaction exit survey. Corequisite:CFE-301 or CFE-401; (UG)


BA 344: Sustainable Business Practices

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration; Moral and Ethical Discernment. Cross-listed as SUST 344 and IND 344. This course will introduce the concepts of sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility. Sustainable business is a paradigm shift from a management style of maximizing profit at any cost. Sustainable business aims to restore and maintain environmental quality and develop social equity, while pursuing long term profitability. (Sponsored by the BA Global and Local Sustainability program.) Prerequisites: Sophomore status or permission of instructor. (UG)


BA 350: Business Law I

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the American legal system. Exploration of the law of personal and real property, contracts and the law of sales under the Uniform Commercial Code. Prerequisites: Junior status. (UG)


BA 351: Business Law II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Emphasis will be placed on negotiable instruments, business organizations, agency and employment, and secured interests. Prerequisite: BA 350. (UG)


BA 352: Grant Writing

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills, Writing Intensive. Cross listed with HPR 352. This course provides an overview of the role of grants and contracts in an organization's budget. Students will learn to plan grant projects, locate sources of funding, give effective presentations about their projects, and develop written grant proposals. (UG)


BA 403: Business and Corporate Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as PAR 403. This course is an introduction to the law of corporations and requires students to problem-solve and analyze the different types of corporate forms found in legal practice. Students will learn New York corporate law including statutes covering the formation, operation, and dissolution of various kinds of business organizations. The areas of law include sole proprietorships, corporations, partnerships, the law of agency and employment agreements. Students will develop their legal analysis and legal writing skills. Ethics will be discussed throughout the semester relating to specific scenarios in legal work. Prerequisites: PAR 210 or permission of instructor. (UG)


BA 405: Legal Issues in Sport Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving.This course provides an understanding of the law as it applies to professional and amateur sport organizations, including analysis of contract law, administrative law, antitrust law, labor law, and tort liability. Prerequisites: BA 350 for business students, Junior status for all other students. (UG)


BA 406: Bankruptcy Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as PAR 406. This course is an introduction to the law of bankruptcy and requires students to apply the bankruptcy statutes to a variety of factual situations. Students will learn the federal bankruptcy statutes, and topics include voluntary and involuntary liquidations, discharge of debts, exemptions, creditor claims, trustee functions, reorganizations, and Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 plans. Students will develop their legal analysis and writing skills. Ethics will be discussed throughout the semester relating to specific scenarios in legal work. Prerequisites: PAR 210 or permission of instructor. (UG)


BA 443: Proseminar

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Fulfills Research and Presentation requirement; Writing Intensive. This course includes an introduction to scholarly research, exploration of corporate action and strategic initiatives and analysis of corporate financial information through an ethics and social responsibility integrated project and strategic business plan proposal. Current literature on various business ethics topics is also examined. The course will develop written and oral research presentation skills. Business majors must earn a minimum of a C grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade. Pre-req FIN 325 and Senior Status (UG)



Biochemistry

BCH 313: General Biochemistry

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the chemistry and metabolism of bio-molecules. Topics include structure, properties, biosynthesis, and catabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids and porphyrins. Also discussed are the roles of enzymes, vitamins and coenzymes in biocatalysis. Science credit may not be earned for both BCH 313 and BCH 317. Prerequisites: BIO 110; CHE 301. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


BCH 313L: Biochemistry Laboratory

1 Credit Hour(s)

Fundamental techniques in general biochemistry. Corequisite: BCH 313. Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


BCH 317: Bioorganic Chemistry

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to basic organic chemistry with biochemistry. Intended for Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy majors. Prerequisites: CHE 111/L; BIO 110/L. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


BCH 317L: Bioorganic Chemistry Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

Lab techniques in organic chemistry and biochemistry. Intended for Physician Assistant majors. Writing Intensive. Corequisite: BCH 317. Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


BCH 401: Biological Organic Chemistry

3 Credit Hour(s)

An exploration of the chemical structures, stereo- chemistry and reactions of organic molecules of biological importance such as proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. Prerequisites: CHE 302 and BCH 313. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


BCH 440: Molecular Biology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as BIO 440. A detailed presentation of the structure and function of biological molecules and macromolecular complexes. The experimental approaches used in modern laboratories are emphasized. Prerequisites: BCH 313 and 313L. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


BCH 440L: Molecular Biology Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as BIO 440L. Laboratory techniques and experimentation involving proteins and nucleic acids. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in BCH 440. Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)



Biology

BIO 100: Introduction to Biological Science

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. An introduction to the concepts of biology through the study of the structure, function and evolution of living organisms. Intended for non-majors. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


BIO 103: Human Biology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. A survey of the major aspects of human biology. Emphasis is placed on structure and function of the human body. Intended for non-majors. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


BIO 105: Survey of Biology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to help students develop the critical reading and reasoning skills that are required to be a successful science student. Topics covered in the course include improving study strategies, comprehension & reasoning, critical data interpretation, and examination techniques. (UG)


BIO 109: General Biology I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. A study of the basic principles of biology. Part I focuses on the molecular and cellular aspects of living systems and evolution. Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry, minimum mathematics competency of MTH 124 or equivalent course or math placement. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


BIO 109L: General Biology I Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

Lab techniques and experimentation in biological processes with emphasis on cellular level processes. Co or prerequisite: BIO 109. Laboratory, 2 hours. (UG)


BIO 110: General Biology II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. A study of the basic principles of biology. Part II deals with systematic organization and function of living organisms and ecology. Prerequisite: Minimum grade C in BIO 109. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


BIO 110L: General Biology II Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory examination of the structure, function and classification of organisms. Co or prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 109L. Laboratory, 2 hours. (UG)


BIO 117: Human Nutrition

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to human nutrition and dietary needs with relevant discussion of basic structure and function of the human body. Intended for non-majors. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. (UG)


BIO 118: Anatomy of Movement

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Discusses the principles and physical movements of Yoga and Tai Chi. Students will learn to analyze movements and understand the role of muscles, tendon and joints in a posture. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. (UG)


BIO 200: Science and Contemporary Social Issues

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Communication Skills; Contextual Integration; Information Literacy. Provides the basic scientific background requisite to understanding the science behind important contemporary issues such as genetic engineering, stem cell research, cloning, reproductive technologies, the genetic basis of behavior (e.g., violence), and pressing environmental concerns. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. (UG)


BIO 207: Anatomy and Physiology I

4 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology. Intended for non-majors. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. (UG)


BIO 207L: Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques and study in Anatomy and Physiology I. Co-requisite: BIO 207. (UG)


BIO 208: Anatomy and Physiology II

4 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology. Intended for non-majors. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. Prerequisite: BIO 207. (UG)


BIO 208L: Anatomy and Physiology Lab II

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques and study in Anatomy and Physiology II. Co-requisite: BIO 208. (UG)


BIO 219: Introduction to Microbiology

4 Credit Hour(s)

This course is an overview of the fundamental principles of microbiology, including morphology, activities and distribution of microbes, culture methods, diseases of microbial etiology and some aspects of applied microbiology for the health sciences. Laboratory emphasis is on bacterial culturing, aseptic technique, identification of organisms, and the exploration of conditions necessary for microbial growth as well as microbial control. Pre-requisite: High school biology; limited to students at Manhattan site. Corequisite: BIO 219L. (UG)


BIO 219L: Introduction to Microbiology Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory emphasis is on bacterial culturing, aseptic technique, identification of organisms, and the exploration of conditions necessary for microbial growth as well as microbial control. Corequisite: BIO 219. (UG)


BIO 302: General Ecology

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the study of populations, communities and ecosystems with emphasis on theory and experimentation. Prerequisites: BIO-109 and BIO 110; MTH 134 or equivalent; or permission of the instructor. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


BIO 302L: General Ecology Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

Lab includes field and laboratory experimentation in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, with emphasis on experimental design, data analysis and scientific writing. Laboratory, 3 hours. Corequisite: BIO 302. (UG)


BIO 303: Plant Biology

4 Credit Hour(s)

An overview of the anatomy, physiology and taxonomy of the plant kingdom. Lab includes field identification, plant structure, and physiological experimentation. Prerequisite: BIO 100 or BIO 109 and BIO 110. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


BIO 303L: Plant Biology Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory, 3 hours, in Plant Biology. Co-requisite: BIO 303. (UG)


BIO 304: Conservation Biology

3 Credit Hour(s)

May be taken as SUST 304. Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Civic Responsibility; Moral and Ethical Discernment. Writing Intensive. Cross-listed as SUST 304. An interdisciplinary science course that combines theory and applied research to address the problems of widespread loss of biological and genetic diversity. Prerequisite: BIO 110, and CMP 101. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


BIO 308: Genetics

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the fundamental principles of genetics from viruses through humans, focusing on transmission and molecular genetics. Prerequisites: BIO 100 or BIO 109 and BIO 110; CHE 101 or CHE 111. Lecture, 3 hours. Offered Alternate Years (Spring). (UG)


BIO 308L: Genetics Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques and experimentation in genetics. Co or prerequisite: BIO 308. Laboratory, 3 hours. Offered Alternate Years (Spring). (UG)


BIO 315: General Microbiology

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the structure, classification, physiology, ecology, genetics and economic importance of viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotic microorganisms. Prerequisites: BIO 109 and BIO 110 and CHE 111. (UG)


BIO 315L: General Microbiology Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the structure, classification, physiology, genetics and economic importance of viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotic microorganisms. Pre or corequisite: BIO 315. (UG)


BIO 316: Anatomy and Physiology

4 Credit Hour(s)

A survey of the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology and dissection and experimentation to enhance the understanding of human systems. Intended for healthcare studies students and other non-majors. Prerequisite: BIO 103 or 109. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 2 hours. (UG)


BIO 316L: Anatomy and Physiology Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Anatomy & Physiology. Co-requisite: BIO 316. (UG)


BIO 319: Costa Rica Natural History/Conservation

3 Credit Hour(s)

This field-based study-abroad course will provide students with both an international and interdisciplinary environmental experience in Costa Rica. Students will be exposed to the biodiversity of multiple ecosystems and the issues related to conservation and ecotourism in Costa Rica. Prerequisites: BIO 110 and permission of instructor. (UG)


BIO 322: Invertebrate Biology

4 Credit Hour(s)

A comprehensive study of the anatomy, physiology and classification of invertebrates. Lab includes field identification. Prerequisite: BIO 100 or BIO 109 and BIO 110. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


BIO 322L: Invertebrate Biology Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Invertebrate Biology. Corequisite: BIO 322. (UG)


BIO 323: Animal Biology

4 Credit Hour(s)

An overview of the anatomy, physiology and taxonomy of the animal kingdom. Prerequisite: BIO 100 or BIO 110. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


BIO 324: Vertebrate Biology

4 Credit Hour(s)

A comprehensive study of the anatomy, physiology and taxonomy of vertebrates. Lab includes field identification. Prerequisite: BIO 100 or BIO 109 and BIO 110. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


BIO 324L: Vertebrate Biology

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Vertebrate Biology. Corequisite: BIO 324. (UG)


BIO 325: Cell Biology

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of structure/function relationships in cells. Topics include cell theory, research techniques, nuclear and cell division, cytoplasmic organelles and biological membranes. Prerequisites: BIO 100 or BIO 109 and BIO 110. Offered Every Year (Fall). (UG)


BIO 325L: Cell Biology Lab Laboratory

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to complement and expand on topics of cellular biology covered in the accompanying lecture, Bio 325: Cell Biology. The course introduces students to commonly used biological laboratory techniques and provides a foundation for the use of these methods in subsequent upper-division courses. Pre/corequisite: BIO-325. (UG)


BIO 330: General Anatomy

4 Credit Hour(s)

A course in systemic anatomy covering the morphology of the human body along with the functional potential of its parts. (Not open to those who have taken BIO 207 BIO 208.) Prerequisite: BIO 100, BIO 103, or BIO 109 and BIO 110. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours. Offered Each Year (Fall). (UG)


BIO 330L: General Anatomy Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for General Anatomy. Corequisite: BIO 330. (UG)


BIO 333: Developmental Biology

4 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the reproductive mechanisms and development of multi-cellular organisms. Prerequisite: BIO 100 or BIO 109 and BIO 110. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours. Offered Alternate Years. (UG)


BIO 333L: Developmental Biology Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Developmental Biology. Corequisite: BIO 333. (UG)


BIO 335: Animal Behavior

4 Credit Hour(s)

An evolutionary and ecological approach to ethology including study of neuronal, hormonal and physiological mechanisms underlying adaptive behavior of animals. Laboratory includes observations and quantification of behavior in zoo, field and lab settings. Prerequisite: BIO 100 or BIO 109 and BIO 110. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory 3 hours. (UG)


BIO 335L: Animal Behavior Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Animal Behavior. Corequisite: BIO 335. (UG)


BIO 337: Dinosaur Paleobiology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the Dinosauria; a clade of archosaurs that is now totally (or, depending on who you talk to, partially) extinct. Although this course will primarily be looking at this taxon, we will also be exploring greater topics based within historical science in general that must be understood in order to have a firm grasp of the more specific material. In addition, the dinosaurs are a charismatic group, and we will talk about their application outside of science. Prerequisite: BIO 110. (UG)


BIO 340: General Physiology

4 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to general physiology. Emphasis placed on biological control mechanisms and coordination of body functions. Prerequisites: BIO 110 or BIO 330 and CHE 101 or CHE 111. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 2 hours. (UG)


BIO 340L: General Physiology Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for General Physiology. Corequisite: BIO 340. (UG)


BIO 343: Comparative Vertebrate Physiology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Lecture fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Why do certain animals only live in certain environments? Students will be able to answer this question by evaluating the roles of each major organ system within vertebrates and, through student-chosen examples, explaining how each system has evolved to address specific environmental challenges. By doing this, students will develop a more holistic understanding for how these organ systems work in combination with each other. This class requires students to deliver 5 in-class presentations throughout the semester. Prerequisites: BIO 109/L and BIO 110/L. (UG)


BIO 343L: Comparative Vertebrate Physiology Laboratory

1 Credit Hour(s)

Experimental design and laboratory techniques for investigating vertebrate physiology. 3 experimental topics with full lab reports are included in this lab. Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


BIO 344: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

4 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to establish a fundamental understanding of the functional significance of anatomical structures across vertebrates. The evolution of the entire group will be discussed, as the relationship between organisms is reflected within their anatomy. A systems-approach will be taken, and each organ system will be considered for the diversity of vertebrates. The structuring of anatomical features will be discussed in reference to its biomechanical and functional significance, as well as how it caters to the lifestyle of said organism. Although memorization is an essential part of any anatomy class, we will focus less on recall and identification and more on the logic behind the structure/function relationship of the anatomical features investigated. Pre requisite: BIO-110/L. Corequisite: BIO 344. (UG)


BIO 344L: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. Corequisite: BIO 344. (UG)


BIO 350: Vertebrate Paleontology

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the study of the origin and evolution of the vertebrates using the fossil record. Dinosaurs and the American mastodon will serve as examples of how we reconstruct organisms and environments from the remote past. Prerequisite: BIO 110. (UG)


BIO 351: Marine Biology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills Core Competency: Information Literacy. Students will source and evaluate primary literature in order to explain how organisms at different trophic levels survive in open ocean, continental shelf, coral reef, deep sea, and intertidal environments. By doing this, students will develop a more holistic understanding of how these organisms work collectively as an ecosystem. This course requires students to deliver 5 in class presentations throughout the semester. Prerequisites: BIO 109 and BIO 110 (UG)


BIO 352: Coral Reef Field Survey

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills Core Competency: Civic Engagement. This course is centered around a summer field trip to Australia's Great Barrier Reef; students must be strong swimmers and will need to cover additional costs associated with this trip. By completing both the spring classroom sessions and the summer field trip, students will gain an understanding of how to measure the health of coral reefs, contrast biodiversity in different types of coral reefs, and appreciate the vital role coral reefs play in the socioeconomic health of rural Australia. Prerequisites: BIO 109 This is a closed course. Registration requires an interview with the course instructor and Global Programs. (UG)


BIO 407: Pathophysiology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to present information to the professional RN regarding alterations in the physiology of adult patients with common acute chronic disease specifically related to the pulmonary, renal, cardiovascular, endocrine, hematologic, immune, gastrointestinal, gynecological, and neurologic systems. It is based on a systems approach and is intended to promote an understanding of how and why symptoms appear, so that the student has a reasonable explanation for the finding he/she elicits on assessment. This course also assists the student in developing a comprehensive approach to the management of patient problems associated with the aforementioned problems. Emphasis is placed on decision making that utilizes a complete data base consisting of physical, psychological, environmental, social and economic findings. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only or permission of instructor. Offered As Needed. (UG)


BIO 417: Immunology

3 Credit Hour(s)

A detailed study of the principles of immunology. The course focuses on the details of the nonspecific and specific defenses of the body, immunological dysfunction and immunodiagnostics. Prerequisite: BIO 315 and CHE 101 or CHE 111. (UG)


BIO 436: Evolutionary Biology

4 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the development and current state of evolutionary biology. Critical discussion of important writings in the field is emphasized. Prerequisites: BIO 100 or BIO 109 and BIO 110 plus two 300- level biology courses, MTH 134. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


BIO 436L: Evolutionary Biology Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques in Evolutionary Biology. Co-requisite: BIO 436. (UG)


BIO 440: Molecular Biology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as BCH 440. A detailed presentation of the structure and function of biological molecules and macromolecular complexes. The experimental approaches used in modern laboratories are emphasized. Prerequisite: BCH 313 and 313L. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


BIO 440L: Molecular Biology Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as BCH 440L. Laboratory techniques and experimentation involving proteins and nucleic acids. Co-requisite: BIO 440. Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)



Communication Arts

CA 102: American Sign Language, Level I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SED 102. An introductory course in the use of manual communication within the framework of everyday conversation. The course includes background on language, deafness, deaf Americans and their culture, communication modes, approximately 370 signs, the numbers 1-30, and the American Manual Alphabet. At the culmination of this course, the student will begin to develop functional proficiency in American Sign Language using everyday situations as context for communication, listen and speak effectively using ASL, gain a basic understanding of language, deaf Americans and their history and culture, and form reasons, values, and judgments about the larger culture we exist in, and the deaf culture. (UG)


CA 106: American Sign Language, Level II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SED 106. This course is a continuation and extension of American Sign Language I for students who have completed the first level course SED 102 American Sign Language I. The course will further develop the communicative competencies of manual sign language beyond the basic level. Students will continue with the examination and understanding of deaf culture, history and language, along with exposure to ASL sentence types, time, and all aspects of grammar, syntax and pragmatic use of manual sign. Prerequisite: CA/SED 102. (UG)


CA 125: Introduction to Visual Literacy

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Information Literacy; Communication Skills. Cross listed as IND 125. In 2015, editors of the study Looking and Learning: Visual Literacy across the Disciplines published the following statement: The mechanics of vision are so apparently familiar as to be misleading. Vision is the primary way sighted individuals gather information about the world. More than a third of the human brain is devoted to the process of seeing, and much of this process is automatic, efficient, and largely effortless. Yet vision is not a passive process.2 Whereas educational environments have focused largely on the interpretation of text, in a world increasingly saturated with imagery the ability to accurately and effectively read images is more crucial than ever. The first course in a sequence of three, CA 125 will prepare students to recognize, understand and describe imagery and its manipulations. (UG)


CA 205: Oral & Visual Communication

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. This course assists the student in understanding communication principles, both oral and visual, and mastering the techniques of speaking and presenting that are instrumental to the achievement of success in our society. It also raises the consciousness of the place of culture in human interaction and the ethics surrounding the role of the speaker. (UG)


CA 206: Storytelling and Story Development

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross listed as IND 206. Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness.This course examines the basic principles of narrative, story telling and the visual representation of plot. The course will closely examine classic and contemporary examples in drama, prose, film and the visual arts. The course will analyze the elements of story development and narrative while focusing on how the roles of such disparate parts can aid or hinder a compelling story. Our emphasis will be on visual manifestations of stories, plots, narrative elements and storyboarding. Our principal concern will be with the structure of plot and the mechanics of narrative, scene construction and development of character. (UG)


CA 207: Screenplay Writing

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course will provide the student with the necessary skills that are needed to write a full-length feature film screenplay. The course will examine format rules and specific screenplay structure, which will be broken down and analyzed using a minimum of five Oscar-winning screenplays. Upon course conclusion, the student will have a completed story treatment, detailing a three act story, a completed first act, and a specific outline for acts II and III. Prerequisite: CMP 101. (UG)


CA 221: Human Communication

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introductory study of the fundamental concepts and theories of human communication, exploring and defining its nature from an anthropological/ cultural point of view. The course will examine such topics as animal vs. human communicative processes, the various elements of communication, a study of the nature of human interaction and the concept of audience, and representative types of communicative techniques. (UG)


CA 303: Communication in a Multi-Cultural Society

3 Credit Hour(s)

An examination of the social and cultural implications of interaction among diverse cultures, both international and domestic; the problems inherent in such interaction; and the rewards and benefits which result. (UG)



Chemistry

CHE 100: Chemistry for a Changing World

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the major concepts of chemistry with a focus on the application of chemical principles to everyday life. Intended for non-majors. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


CHE 101: General Chemistry

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. An introduction to inorganic chemistry. Topics include bonding, equations, reactivity, solutions, and equilibrium. This course cannot be used as science elective credit for science majors. Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry or MTH 97 or equivalent placement. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


CHE 101L: General Chemistry Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to laboratory techniques in chemistry required of students in the Environmental Studies program who do not take CHE 110L. Corequisite:CHE 101. (UG)


CHE 102: Preparation for Chemistry I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is a preparatory course for the study of general chemistry for science majors (CHE110) and is offered ONLY to students who choose to leave CHE110 due to anticipated unacceptable performance in CHE 110. The course will focus on major areas of problem solving needed for introductory chemistry and the appropriate manipulation of numbers. Topics covered: mass and unit conversions to and from the metric system; atomic structure and nomenclature for compounds; balancing chemical reactions and making chemical conversions through stoichiometric relationships; correctly writing and interpreting various types of reactions to aqueous solutions and balancing redox reactions; using the gas laws to predict properties of the gases, and to predict the reacted or expected amounts within chemical reactions of reactant or product gases. Successful completion of the course allows students to proceed to CHE 110. Pre-requisite: Prior enrollment but non-completion of CHE 110/L. (UG)


CHE 102L: Prep for Chemistry I Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

A laboratory course to accompany CHE 102. The focus of these experiments will be on major areas of problem solving. Prerequisite: Prior enrollment but non-completion of CHE 110L. (UG)


CHE 104: General Chemistry

4 Credit Hour(s)

This course is a continuation of CHE 101. The focus of the course is the fundamental structure and properties of the major classes of organic compounds with particular reference to organic molecules and biopolymers that are important in pharmacology, nutrition and medicine such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in nursing or health care studies majors. May not be taken for science elective credit by science majors. Course cannot be used in place of CHE 301 or BCH 317. Not offered at Main campus. (UG)


CHE 110: Chemistry I

4 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the basic principles, theories and techniques of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic structure, bonding, states of matter, equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry and chemical reactions. Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry; mathematics competency of MTH 124 or higher. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


CHE 110L: Chemistry I Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for General Chemistry I. Corequisite: CHE 110. (UG)


CHE 111: Chemistry II

4 Credit Hour(s)

A continuation of the study of the basic principles, theories and techniques of chemistry. Prerequisite: Minimum grade C in CHE 110. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


CHE 111L: Chemistry II Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for General Chemistry II. Prerequisite: Minimum grade C in CHE 110. Corequisite: CHE 111. (UG)


CHE 112: Introduction to Forensic Chemistry

3 Credit Hour(s)

A fundamental exploration of forensic chemical techniques, data analysis, and formal presentation of data collected. Chemical techniques for this course include fingerprinting techniques, chromatography, density gradients, and spectroscopy. Prerequisites: CHE 101 or CHE 110. (UG)


CHE 112L: Introduction to Forensic Chemistry Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for general forensic chemistry. Corequisite: CHE 112. (UG)


CHE 301: Organic Chemistry I

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to organic functional groups. Bonding, reaction mechanisms, synthetic chemistry, isomers (position, functional and stereo), oxidation-reduction and the chemistry of organic molecules are covered. Science credit may not be earned for both BCH 317 and CHE 301. Prerequisites: CHE 111. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


CHE 301L: Organic Chemistry I Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to organic techniques and synthesis. Pre/corequisite: CHE 301. Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


CHE 302: Organic Chemistry II

3 Credit Hour(s)

An expanded view of reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry. The development of a more complete synthetic correlation chart. Special topics include spectroscopy and molecular rearrangements. Prerequisite: CHE 301. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


CHE 302L: Organic Chemistry II Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

Organic synthesis and spectroscopy. Pre/corequisite: CHE 302. Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


CHE 303: Introduction to Physical Chemistry

4 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to physical chemistry including thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics and quantum mechanics. Prerequisites: MTH 144, PHY 102 or PHY 152, CHE 302. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


CHE 303L: Introduction to Physical Chemistry Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Intro to Physical Chemistry. Corequisite: CHE 303. (UG)


CHE 304: Advanced Physical Chemistry

4 Credit Hour(s)

A continuation of the study of the basic principles of physical chemistry. Prerequisite: CHE 303. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


CHE 304L: Advanced Physical Chemistry Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry. Corequisite: CHE 304. (UG)


CHE 309: Chemistry III

3 Credit Hour(s)

A discussion of bonding theories, chemistry of the elements, coordination compounds and stereochemistry of inorganic compounds. Prerequisite: CHE 302/L. (UG)


CHE 311: Contemporary Chemical Analysis

4 Credit Hour(s)

The principles and techniques of quantitative analytical chemistry. The topics include gravimetric, volumetric, electrochemical and instrumental techniques. Prerequisite: CHE 111. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


CHE 311L: Contemporary Chemical Analysis Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Contemporary Chemical Analysis. Corequisite: CHE 311. (UG)


CHE 312: Modern Instrumental Analysis

4 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the use of modern analytical instruments. Theory of operation and hands-on practical applications are covered. Prerequisite: CHE 301 or BCH 317. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


CHE 312L: Modern Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Modern Instrumental Analysis. Corequisite: CHE 312. (UG)


CHE 314: Chemistry of Emotion

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies Critical Thinking; Communication Skills; This course provides students with an overview of the endocrine and nervous systems. It focuses on an understanding of neuropeptides and their relationship to emotion. This course also includes various ways of understanding the complex pathways in which our emotions are influenced by environment and the role our emotions play on our health and overall well-being. Students are introduced to various therapies, both traditional and complementary, which can alter the type and amount of neuropeptides and neurotransmitters in the body. (UG)


CHE 337: Forensic Chemistry

3 Credit Hour(s)

An advanced approach to application of modern qualitative and quantitative techniques used in a forensic laboratory. The emphasis is on investigating common interferences that exist in forensic evidence along with how to work with unknown materials. Prerequisites: CHE 110, CHE 111 and BCH 317 or CHE 301. (UG)


CHE 337L: Forensic Chemistry Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Forensic Chemistry. Corequisite: CHE 337. (UG)


CHE 410: Organic Chemistry III

3 Credit Hour(s)

A detailed study of reaction mechanisms, molecular rearrangements, stereochemistry and instrumental techniques. Prerequisites: CHE 302/L. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


CHE 420: Medicinal Chemistry

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on pharmaceutical drug discovery and design. Students will learn the rationale of drug design, focusing on the effect of molecular shape and chemical composition on binding affinity to a receptor site as well as the mechanism of action. This course will further develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills (UG)



Composition

CMP 100: Critical Reading and Writing Critical Reading and Writing

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course positions reading and writing as integrated, purposeful, and critical processes. Students will develop advanced practice in reading informational and creative works with an eye for the following: audience, purpose, and genre (reading rhetorically); central ideas and arguments (reading for understanding); and opportunities for critical response (reading for invention and critical engagement). Students will integrate these reading practices throughout their writing process, in order to compose effective academic arguments, apply evidence from texts to support their perspective, and use reading and writing as tools for inquiry, critical thinking, and communication in various rhetorical contexts. Offered each Semester for qualified students upon placement as a prerequisite to CMP 101 (Composition). Course withdrawal is not allowed except by permission of both the instructor and the student's advisor. (UG) (UG)


CMP 101: English Composition

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Communication Skills; Information Literacy. Writing Intensive. The primary emphasis is on developing rhetorical awareness: an understanding of the contexts, purposes, and expectations that govern college-level writing. Course topics include: the technical and stylistic skills of expository writing; strategies for critical and purposeful reading, writing, and inquiry; and information literacy. These skills will be addressed through group and individual instruction and through assignments in expository writing and research. Prerequisite: college-level competence as determined by standardized test scores and high school GPA. (UG)


CMP 202: Writing: Theory and Practice

3 Credit Hour(s)

This class introduces students to a range of approaches to understanding, analyzing, and theorizing writing. Its aim is to examine how relationships between writing and knowledge have been imagined within academic, professional, and interpersonal contexts, and it will equip students with vocabulary and a set of frameworks that can be utilized in the study of writing across courses. The class also provides students with extensive opportunities for writing practice based on four key concepts: purpose; invention; convention; and revision. (UG)


CMP 212: News Writing

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Communication Skills; Information Literacy; Civic Responsibility; Writing Intensive. In this hands-on course, we will study the basics of news reporting and writing. We will investigate how to develop and research news stories, narrow the focus to create tightly written and compelling articles, and develop attention-grabbing leads. The course will also cover interviewing skills, research techniques, and different news writing styles, as well as a discussion on libel law and journalistic ethics. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, and writing assignments, we will learn how to write news stories that are accurate, fair, clear, and concise. Prerequisite: CMP 101. (UG)


CMP 217: Principles of Rhetoric: Argument and Persuasion

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Communication Skills; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Writing Intensive. This course is designed to help students become more informed, effective, and ethical practitioners of argument. While the class will focus primarily on written persuasive forms most common within academic settings, it will also require students to examine and/or compose forms of argument and persuasion common within public, interpersonal and digital forums. Through engaged class participation, collaborative work, and regular composing practice, the student should become more conscious of the central beliefs about persuasion that shape writing in academic, professional, and public settings. Further, the course will facilitate forms of analysis, critique, and composition that may help the student gain greater awareness of his/her own persuasive powers and practices. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or equivalent. (UG)


CMP 301: Professional Writing

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills Writing Intensive. Research and Presentation. The course is designed to familiarize students with the processes and products of professional communication in the workplace; specifically, the class helps students produce real-world writing: writing that expresses a purpose, solves a problem, illuminates a procedure, makes a well-reasoned and informed recommendation, translates complex information into straightforward language, or synthesizes information for a precise audience. (UG)


CMP 302: Technical Writing

3 Credit Hour(s)

Writing Intensive. Instruction and practice in writing technical reports, proposals, and other technical writing forms. Additional instruction in conventions of science writing and translating technical information for general publics. Prerequisite: CMP 101 (UG)


CMP 311: Advanced English Composition

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Communication Skills; Information Literacy. Writing Intensive. Fulfills Research & Presentation requirement. This advanced course in composition is designed to help students expand and refine their technical and stylistic writing skills. Through analysis of professional writing, the students will learn to identify structures and techniques of effective writing and research. Through extensive directed writing experience, the student will learn to emulate techniques of effective written communication and research. Prerequisite: CMP 101 and completion of 45 credits or permission of instructor. (UG)


CMP 312: Creative Writing

3 Credit Hour(s)

Writing Intensive. Fundamental principles in the writing of poetry, the short story, and drama. Individual and class criticism in a workshop format. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


CMP 315: Advanced Composition for Health Professionals

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Communication Skills; Information Literacy. Writing Intensive. Together with PT 312, combination of both courses meet Research and Presentation requirement. This course in composition is designed to help students in the health and natural sciences expand and refine their technical and stylistic skills through an extensive directed writing experience based on professional models. Students will use medical and scientific terminology, write case-based reports and analysis, learn documentation methods and, and write standard research forms used in professional communications. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


CMP 317: Journalism

3 Credit Hour(s)

Writing Intensive. Cross-listed as CA 317. An introductory course in the fundamentals of journalism, with an emphasis on writing news stories, reviews, interviews, and editorials. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


CMP 318: Writing for Media

3 Credit Hour(s)

Writing Intensive. Cross-listed as CA 318. This course emphasizes non-fiction writing in such areas as in-depth reporting of public affairs, contemporary profiles, issue-related stories, magazine writing and criticism. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


CMP 420: Promotional Writing

3 Credit Hour(s)

Writing Intensive. Cross-listed as PR 420. This course introduces students to a style of marketing writing commonly known as copywriting. Students will learn to write text (copy) whose aim is to promote products and services. Among units focused on will be brochures, print advertisements, broadcast advertisements, public service announcements for radio and television, direct mail, and other elements of marketing communications. CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


CMP 92: Developmental English Language Skills

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to assist students in obtaining basic college-level proficiency in English grammar with direct application to paragraph and essay writing. Offered in HEOP Summer Program. Please note: The number of credits this course carries are in clock hours, not institutional credit hours. A clock hour course will not advance your degree progress; rather, it is designed to strengthen your skill in order to qualify for a credit-bearing course in this area of study or in a related field. The clock hours DO count, however, towards your course load and for financial aid purposes. (UG)



Computer Science

CSC 100: Computer Literacy

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with the basic concepts of computing systems and information systems. Students gain knowledge of how computers are used in today's society and are introduced to applications packages. (UG)


CSC 101: Introduction to Computer Programming

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Introduction to programming. Problems analysis and algorithms. Discussion of computer systems and use. A substantial amount of BASIC programming is included. Prerequisite: MTH 97 (or adequate competence as determined by mathematics placement). (UG)


CSC 201: Introduction to Computer Science

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Introduction to the basic concepts of computer science. Covers fundamental computer science concepts and programming in C++. Includes these topics: computing system concepts, problem solving, algorithm design, top-down development, program testing and documentation, data types (built-in and enumerated), data manipulation, sequences, selection, loops, modules, parameters, arrays, records, strings, files, introduction to sorting and searching techniques and other basic algorithms. Requires extensive programming. Prerequisite: MTH 131 or MTH 144 or equivalent placement. (UG)


CSC 212: Introduction to Computer Science II

3 Credit Hour(s)

A continuation of CSC 201. Covers abstract data structures and their operations, and software concepts. Includes these topics: program development (interpreting specifications, top-down development, information hiding, structured testing), implementation of built-in data types and structures, files, pointers, stacks, queues, linked lists, recursion, trees, graphs, searching and sorting algorithms, and an introduction to complexity analysis of algorithms. Requires extensive programming. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in CSC 201. (UG)


CSC 310: Introduction to Computer Systems and Organization

3 Credit Hour(s)

Study of the relationships between computer systems, software concepts and programming technologies. Computer architecture, language processors and systems resources are also studied. Prerequisite: CSC 212. (UG)


CSC 350: Data Structures

3 Credit Hour(s)

Essentials of data structures and data structure algorithms. Includes lists, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, binary trees, sorting, hashing, etc. Programming in a modern language. Prerequisite: CSC 212. (UG)


CSC 400: Data Mining

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course discusses techniques for preposcessing data or analysis and presents the concepts related to data warehousing, online analytical processing (OLAP), and data generalization. It presents methods for mining frequent patterns, associations, and correlations. It also presents methods for data classification and predicition, data-clustering approaches, and outlier analysis. Topics will include: Rule induction; decision trees; naive Bayesian probability; neural networks, image processing, perception and supoprt vector machines, ensemble methods; boosting, begging and random forests, cross validation, ROC, clustering and rule mining; association rule mining, time series (UG)


CSC 402: Internship

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as MTH 402.This course is designed to provide the student with a structured experience to apply basic tools in data analysis to decision making. The course consists of a 150 clock hour supervised placement (10 hours per week at site), along with a weekly class Seminar. (Students are not permitted to work less than 10 hours for their practicum hours). Students must work with a company who employs data analytic tools to make business decisions. (UG)


CSC 405: Operating Systems

3 Credit Hour(s)

Study of some of the functions of the operating system, such as management of processes, storage and files. An operating system is studied in depth. The history and development of operations systems, process concepts, management and scheduling, real and virtual storage, file storage and access will also be covered. Prerequisites: CSC 310 and 350. (UG)


CSC 416: Numerical Analysis

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as MTH 416. Study of finite differences, interpolation, root finding algorithms, numerical differentiation and integration, linear systems and matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. Prerequisite: MTH 145. (UG)



Cytotechnology

CYT 507: Cytology of the Female Genital Tract- Squamous

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge base needed to report and diagnose benign through malignant squamous cell lesions in the female genital tract. A multitude of benign cervical cytologic changes will be addressed including identification of infectious agents. Human papillomavirus and its impact on cervical cytology will serve as a primary focus of this course. The course is offered off-site at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. (GR)


CYT 509: Cytology of the Female Genital Tract- Glandular and Other

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge base needed to report and diagnose benign through malignant glandular cell lesions in female genital tract. A multitude of endocervical and endometrial cytologic changes will be addressed. Other areas of interest addressed in this course include vulvar, ovarian, fallopian tube and uterine changes. The course is offered off-site at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. (GR)


CYT 510: Introduction to Cytology, Cytopreparation

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course serves as an introductory course to the realm of cytology. Areas of interest include laboratory safety, the profession of cytotechnology, and cytopreparation. Specifies to cytology will also be introduced, including fixatives, anatomy, and histology. The papanicolaou stain will concept of Pap smear to microscopic slide will be taught. Lastly, microscopic screening will be introduced by understanding the light microscope. All focus of this course will be on gynecologic specimens. The course is offered off-site at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. (GR)


CYT 605: Cytology of Body Cavity Fluids and Cerebrospinal Fluied

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge base needed to report and diagnose infectious, benign and malignant lesions of body cavity fluids (BCF) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and to triage those specimens that are atypical, suspicious or malignant to IHC, flow cytometry and molecular testing. The course is offered off-site at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. (GR)


CYT 606: Histotechnology and Gross Pathology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge base of histotechnology in areas of laboratory safety, fixation and processing, embedding, microtomy, staining and tissue morphology. Students will be introduced to the general principles of gross pathology including descriptive terms, report templates and small biopsy grossing and their application in the histology laboratory practice. It will encompass activities in the surgical pathology lab during the pre-analytical stage of specimen processing. (GR)


CYT 607: Cytology of the Respiratory Tract

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge base needed to report and diagnose infectious, benign and malignant lesions of the respiratory tract and to triage those specimens that are malignant to immunohistochemistry (IHC), flow cytometry and molecular testing. The course is offered off-site at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. (GR)


CYT 609: Cytology of the Urinary Tract

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge base needed to report and diagnose infectious, benign and malignant lesions of the urinary tract and to triage those specimens that are abnormal to the appropriate adjuctive testing (FISH, IHC, Flow cytometry). The course is offered off-site at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. (GR)


CYT 610: Cytology Laboratory Management

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of cytology laboratory management. This course develops the cytotechnology students' ability to prepare and assist in the basic laboratory management techniques as applies to cytology. The course is offered off-site at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. (GR)


CYT 612: Cytology of the Gastrointestinal Tract

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge base needed to report and diagnose infectious, benign and malignant lesions of the gastrointestinal tract and to triage those specimens that are abnormal to the appropriate adjunctive testing (IHC and Flow cytometry). This course is offered off-site at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. (GR)


CYT 614: Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology I: Collection Method, Breast, Thyroid, Lymph Node

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge base needed to report and diagnose infectious, benign and malignant lesions of the gastrointestinal tract and to triage those specimens that are abnormal to the appropriate adjunctive testing (IHC and Flow cytometry). This course is offered off-site at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. (GR)


CYT 618: Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Ii: Salivary, Bone and Soft Tissue, Pancreas, Liver, Kidney, Adrenal, Metatases

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to fine needle aspiration cytology as well as the knowledge base needed to report and diagnose infectious, benign and malignant lesions of the salivary gland, bone and soft tissue, pancreas, liver, kidney, and adrenal glands. Metastatic tumors will be covered in full detail. Students will be able to triage those specimens that are abnormal to the appropriate adjunctive testing (FISH, IHC, Flow Cytometry). This course is offered off-site at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. (GR)


CYT 620: Immunohistochemistry

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of immunohistochemical staining (IHC) and the use of IHC with cytrologic specimens. This course is offered off-site at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. (GR)


CYT 641: Cytology Clinical Practicum I

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge base needed to engage in health related work based learning experience. This will enable the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. The clinical rotations provide students with experience in local area clinical laboratories so that the student may demonstrate competency in each clinical student which will be a combination of on-site and off-site rotations. (GR)


CYT 642: Cytology Clinical Practicum II

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge base needed to engage in a health-related work-based learning experience. This will enable the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. The clinical rotations provide students with the experience in local area clinical laboratories so that the student may demonstrate competency in each clinical area determined by the established objectives. A clinical schedule will be provided to each student which will be a combination of on-site and off-site rotations. (GR)


CYT 643: Cytology Clinical Practicum III

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge base needed to engage in a health-related work-based learning experience. This will enable the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. The clinical rotations provide students with the experience in local area clinical laboratories so that the student may demonstrate competency in each clinical area determined by the established objectives. A clinical schedule will be provided to each student which will be a combination of on-site and off-site rotations. (GR)


CYT 650: Cytology Research and Professional Development I

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Cytotechnology program culminates with completion of the research component of the program. The research project will be completed over multiple terms (one credit per term for a total of 3 credits). Students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate published professional literature and explain the basic principles of the scientific method. Students will perform a cytology related project for presentation and potential publication of their research findings. O (GR)


CYT 652: Cytology Research and Professional Development II

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge base needed to conduct and complete an advanced research/thesis project involving a study of interest in the cytopathology laboratory. This course is offered off-site at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. (GR)


CYT 653: Cytology Research and Professional Development III

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide student with the knowledge base needed to conduct and complete an advanced reseach/thesis project involving a study of interest in the cytopathology laboratory. This course is offered off-site at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. (GR)



Dietetic Internship

DI 501: Clinical Field Experience I

0 Credit Hour(s)

This rotation will emphasize the development of the dietitian as a clinician. Focus will be placed on functioning in the role of the Registered Dietitian including, but not limited to, the use of clinical nutrition assessment and evaluation strategies, pursuing continuous quality improvement in dietetics, and functioning as a collaborative member of the health care team. (GR)


DI 502: Clinical Field Experience II

0 Credit Hour(s)

This rotation will emphasize the development of the dietitian as a clinician. Focus will be placed on functioning in the role of the Registered Dietitian including, but not limited to, the use of clinical nutrition assessment and evaluation strategies, pursuing continuous quality improvement in dietetics, and functioning as a collaborative member of the health care team. (GR)


DI 503: Professionalization Seminar I Experience

0 Credit Hour(s)

This seminar will focus on a review of didactic information in preparation for the Registered Dietitian examination, as well as other professional development topics. (GR)


DI 504: Professionalization Seminar II

0 Credit Hour(s)

This seminar will focus on a review of didactic information in preparation for the Registered Dietitian examination, as well as other professional development topics. (GR)



Economics

ECO 201: Principles of Microeconomics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Introduction to fundamentals of supply and demand, elasticity, equilibrium and economic behavior under pure competition and monopoly. (UG)


ECO 202: Principles of Macroeconomics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. A look at inflation and unemployment, the Keynesian Model, the determination of output and employment and fiscal policy within the context of the Keynesian Model. Prerequisite: ECO 201 or permission of instructor. (UG)


ECO 213: Economics of Inequality

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course covers the full spectrum of the distribution of income from the disadvantaged to the advantaged. It discusses various ways to measure inequality and the distribution of income. It also investigates the theoretical explanations of the causes of inequality, and presents some techniques that may be used to overcome inequality. (UG)


ECO 333: International Economics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course looks at the modern theory of international trade, its qualifications and possible alternatives. Prerequisites: ECO 201 and ECO 202. (UG)


ECO 343: Global Economic Geography

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. An examination of the basic principles which determine the location of economic activities. Consideration of the impact of contemporary changes in resources and populations on the international economic order. Prerequisites: ECO 201 and ECO 202. (UG)



Early Childhood Special Education

ECSE 222: Infant Development and Intervention with Assistive Technology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course prepares teacher candidates to understand and appreciate the complex developmental issues and comprehensive interdisciplinary service needs of infants who are disabled or are at risk for a disability, and their families. From an educational perspective, it is impossible to view the needs and goals for the young child apart from those of the family. Early intervention (EI) services are now found throughout the United States, and recent research on brain development highlights the unique characteristics and needs of infants and the critical role of their caregivers in fostering optimal growth and development. The transactional model of EI emphasizes the importance of the continual and progressive interactions between the infant and the environment and is an essential position of the course objectives. Current research on the use of assistive technology in facilitating the infant's interactions with the environment will also be explored and incorporated into class discussions and assignments. Field Experience: 30 hours. (UG)


ECSE 279: Typical and Atypical Child Development and Intervention Strategies for Preschoolers with Special Needs: Part I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides an overview of issues and strategies involved in providing appropriate educational-development programming to toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities. Recognizing the importance of linking an understanding of child development and learning to curriculum development and implementation, this course will integrate an exploration of the various domains of child development with the design and implementation of individual and developmentally appropriate intervention strategies. Part I will include an introduction to young children with special needs and the historical and legal mandates for providing for special needs in early education. Also addressed will be the developmental stages and factors affecting development, partnership with families, sensorimotor development, self-help skill development, and social and emotional development. Field Experience: 3 hours. Prerequisite: C or better in SED 270. (UG)


ECSE 280: Typical and Atypical Child Development and Intervention Strategies for Preschoolers with Special Needs: Part II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Fulfils Research & Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. This course will build on information covered in ECSE 279: Part 1, but will also expand to include a study of communication and literacy, cognitive development, a brief overview of assessment, Individual Education Plans, developing developmentally appropriate lesson plans, the role and use of technology, and effective use of paraprofessionals and volunteers in early intervention programs. Teacher candidates will be required to submit to the annual Academic Festival a proposal for a presentation or a poster on a topic related to course objectives. A grade of B or better is required in this course for admission to upper division. Field Experience: 5 hours. Prerequisite: C or better in ECSE 279. (UG)


ECSE 324: Transdisciplinary Intervention and Family Involvement

3 Credit Hour(s)

With the implementation of family-centered services and the inclusion of young children with special needs in naturalistic environments, personnel need to be able to work collaboratively as members of teams with family members, with others in their own disciplines, and with individuals from an array of other disciplines. The early childhood special educator must be knowledgeable about the philosophical base, methodological approaches, and terminology of the disciplines with which collaboration/consultation occurs. In transdisciplinary team approaches, all team members share their expertise, become sensitive to understanding perspectives of other team members, and cross boundaries of their professional disciplines to maximize what they can offer to the child and his or her family. Students will receive instruction from a parent of a child with a disability and a team of professionals who will model transdisciplinary service delivery and instruct students in a cross-disciplinary model of intervention. Upper Division Course. Prerequites: B or better in EDU 217 and ECSE 280. (UG)


ECSE 325: Early Childhood Assessment Methods for Mild/Moderate Disabilities: A Practicum

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides an overview of issues, the legal basis, and the functions of assessment of infants, toddlers and preschoolers with special needs. Assessment is an important and ongoing responsibility of professionals who work with young children with special needs and is necessary not only to meet federal and state mandates but also to plan appropriate intervention strategies and to monitor the effectiveness of services provided. Special emphasis will be placed on incorporating current research into the course objectives, including recognition of the high priority now placed on family-centered assessment and intervention, on assessment in the natural environment, and on the importance afforded to the role of interdisciplinary assessment strategies. After reviewing assessment issues and instruments in class, teacher candidates will select one or more authentic and performance-based assessment tools; conduct an assessment of a young child in a natural environment, using both informal and formal assessment methods; review the child's records; interview significant caregivers; and then, based on the findings, develop and implement an intervention strategy and record the results. All phases of the process will be monitored and supervised by college and professional personnel. Upper Division Course. Field Experience: 25 hours. Prerequisites: B or better in ECSE 324 and EDU 320. (UG)


ECSE 473: Student Teaching and Seminar at the Preschool Level for Students with Disabilities (Birth-Pre K)

6 Credit Hour(s)

For students in the Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education program. One professional laboratory experience includes observations of young children with disabilities, birth through age five, with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual teacher candidates are guided by periodic conferences with the College supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all Education courses, with the exception of EDU 327, EDU 471 or EDU 472, which are taken concurrently; a minimum GPA of 2.75 Overall and in Education courses; permission of Department Chair required. Corequisites: EDU 327, EDU 471 or EDU 472. (UG)


ECSE 474: Student Teaching and Seminar at the Preschool Level for Students with Disabilities (Pre K-Grade 2)

6 Credit Hour(s)

For students in the Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education program. One professional laboratory experience includes observations of young children with disabilities, pre-school through second grade, with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual teacher candidates are guided by periodic conferences with the College supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all Education courses, with the exception of EDU 327, EDU 471 or EDU 472, which are taken concurrently; a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in Education courses; permission of Department Chair required. Corequisites: EDU 327, EDU 471 or EDU 472. (UG)


ECSE 504: The Reading Process for Students with Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course presents the fundamentals of reading theory, instruction and assessment. Teaching strategies based on current special education methods and materials will be presented. Emphasis is placed on the development and utilization of a broad spectrum of pedagogical methodologies designed to foster reading literacy. Diagnostic, prescriptive and evaluative techniques appropriate to the child with disabilities are addressed. Critical assessment of commercial reading and other language arts programs/materials is included. Field Experience Required. (GR)


ECSE 505: Classroom and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

The competencies, knowledge and skills necessary to conduct effective behavior management programs for the benefit of students with disabilities in a variety of special education settings and inclusive programs will be emphasized. The course will also examine the principles of applied behavior analysis, cognitive behavior modification, and other approaches used in assisting students with special needs to monitor and manage their own behavior. Field Experience Required. (GR)


ECSE 516: Introduction to Special Education, Educational Policies, Community Education, and Working with Families

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course is a comprehensive survey of factors related to individuals with disabilities, including those who have learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional or behavioral disorders, visual impairments, hearing impairments, physical handicaps, multiple handicaps, or who are gifted. Topics addressed in the course include definitions, prevalence, identification, characteristics, related vocabulary, educational implications, ancillary services, relevant legislation and litigation. The course will also provide an advance understanding of the historical, philosophical and sociological practices in education, an analysis of the social structure of the community and suggestions on how to involve community members and families in the education of children. Focus will also be given to collaboration with family members as a part of the educational team. Field Experience Required. (GR)


ECSE 517: Instructional Methods and Strategies for Effective Classroom Management for Learners with Special Needs

3 Credit Hour(s)

The skills and competencies needed to effectively organize instructional programs and environments will be covered. Techniques for organizing instruction will include such skills as: designing educational goals, instructional objectives, task analysis, lesson planning, curriculum design, environmental arrangements, scheduling, developing IEPs and use of informal assessment/evaluation methods in the classroom. Other skills addressed include classroom management and working with mildly disabled learners within an inclusive setting. Field Experience Required. (GR)


ECSE 521: Language/Communication Development And Intervention for the Young Child

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will focus on the language and communication development of young children. Attention will focus on teaching students to design learning environments for infants and preschoolers that will enable, accommodate, and enhance the unique receptive and expressive modes of communication of children with special needs. Field Experience Required. (GR)


ECSE 522: Infant Development and Intervention with Assistive Technology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will prepare students to understand and appreciate the complex developmental issues and comprehensive interdisciplinary service needs of infants who are disabled or are at risk for a disability, and their families. From an educational perspective, it is impossible to view the needs and goals for the young child apart from those of the family. Early intervention (EI) services are now found throughout the United States, and recent research on brain development highlights the unique characteristics and needs of infants and the critical role of their caregivers in fostering optimal growth and development. The transactional model of EI emphasizes the importance of the continual and progressive interactions between the infant and the environment. Current research on the use of assistive technology in facilitating the infant's interactions with the environment will also be explored and incorporated into class discussions and assignments. Field Experience Required. (GR)


ECSE 524: Transdisciplinary Intervention and Family Involvement

3 Credit Hour(s)

With the implementation of family-centered services and the inclusion of young children with special needs in naturalistic environments, personnel need to be able to work collaboratively as members of teams with family members, with others in their own disciplines, and with individuals from an array of other disciplines. The early childhood special educator must be knowledgeable about the philosophical base, methodological approaches, and terminologies of the discipline with which collaboration/consultation occurs. In transdisciplinary team approaches, all team members share their expertise, become sensitive to understanding boundaries of their professional disciplines to maximize what they can offer to the child and his or her family. Students will receive instruction from a parent of a child with a disability and a team of professionals who will model transdisciplinary service delivery and instruct students in a cross-disciplinary model of intervention. Field Experience Required. (GR)


ECSE 535: Reading Diagnosis and Instruction

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides for advance skill development of competencies for successful assessment and instruction for problem readers. The course will cover specific informal and formal assessment methods used in reading. The primary purpose of this course is to assist in the development of a competent classroom teacher who can successfully assess and design instructional plans for problem readers. In this course, the participants will develop competence in assessing and evaluating readers. They will explore and critique various informal and formal assessments. They will also have the opportunity to implement assessments, and analyze and interpret results, determine an instructional focus based on the data gathered, and address materials and methods that can be used with atypical readers. Field Experience Required. (GR)


ECSE 553: Assessment, Evaluation, and Intervention Strategies for Young Children with Special Needs

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides a look at issues, the legal basis, and the functions of assessment of infants, toddlers and preschoolers with special needs. Assessment is an important and ongoing responsibility of professionals who work with young children with special needs and is necessary, not only to meet federal and state mandates, but also to plan appropriate intervention strategies and to monitor the effectiveness of services provided. Special emphasis will be placed on incorporating current research into the course objectives, including a recognition of the high priority now placed on family-centered assessment and intervention, on assessment in the natural environment, and on the importance afforded to the role of interdisciplinary assessment strategies. After reviewing assessment issues and instruments in class, students will select one or more authentic and performance-based assessment tools; conduct an assessment of a young child in a natural environment, using both informal and formal assessment methods; review the child's records; interview with significant caregivers; and then, based on the findings, develop and implement an intervention strategy and record the results. All phases of the process will be monitored and supervised by college and professional personnel. Field Experience Required. (GR)


ECSE 570: Student Teaching and Seminar in Early Childhood Special Education (B-Gr2)

3 Credit Hour(s)

One professional laboratory experience covers observation of special education classroom situation with gradual increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual student teachers are guided by periodic seminars with the ECSE 570 college supervisor. (GR)


ECSE 600: Research Methods in Special Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course will emphasize direct investigation, methods, procedures, and reviews of research in special education. It will examine the various types of research that can be and are conducted and the collection, analysis and reporting of findings based on sound methodological procedures. Prerequisites: SED 502, 503, 506. (GR)


ECSE 610: Seminar in Early Childhood Specia/Action Education/Action Research

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide an opportunity for students to investigate and research the literature in their respective specializations and integrate this with knowledge of best practices, current trends and controversial issues. The course is designed to promote an interdisciplinary perspective by insuring that students within different specializations comprise each seminar group. (GR)


ECSE 696: Comprehensive Examination

0 Credit Hour(s)

Candidates admitted to the graduate programs may, with advisement, complete the edTPA (mandatory for first time takers only) or the Comprehensive Exam based upon courses and field experiences within the graduate programs. The Comprehensive Exam is available to students who have already passed the edTPA. (GR)


ECSE 720: Concepts and Principles in Behavior Analysis

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross listed with SED 720. Concept and Principles of Behavior Analysis is meant to give students a solid foundation in the basic science that underlies the technologies of Applied Behavior Analysis. Designed to be taken early in the course sequence, this course will introduce students to foundational aspects of ABA that they will apply throughout the program. (GR)



Education

EDU 103: Arts, Movement and Music for the Young Child

3 Credit Hour(s)

Incorporating the theory of Multiple Intelligences and developmentally appropriate practices, this course prepares students to develop and implement meaningful, integrated learning experiences that focus on children's needs and interests to interact with their environment through music, art, and movement. Teacher candidates will be taught to incorporate into their daily instructional planning activities and strategies which encourage young children's physical, social, emotional, aesthetic and cognitive development across a wide variety of sensory and physical experiences, utilizing an array of materials, equipment, and environmental adaptations. (UG)


EDU 203: Learning Theory

3 Credit Hour(s)

Designed to provide a thorough understanding of psychological concepts, principles, and theories central to the teaching-learning process, including classroom problems encountered by teachers. Field Experience: 1 hour. (UG)


EDU 217: Facilitating Reading Literacy for Regular and Special Needs Learners at the Primary Level

4 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the natural, integrative, developmental processes by which young, primary level children (Grades K-3) continue to acquire speech, language, and communication from the early childhood years. Emphasized are the development and utilization of a broad spectrum of pedagogical strategies designed to foster a continuing competence and confidence in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. All major methods of teaching reading and the related language arts are explored in depth. Diagnostic, prescriptive, and evaluative techniques are addressed, including major modifications which must be made to accommodate the needs of children with disabilities. The critical assessment of commercial reading and other language arts programs/materials/ strategies designed for the emergent and early reader is also a major intended course outcome. This course will provide the ELA underpinnings for the requirements of the edTPA. A grade of B or better is required in this course for admission to upper division. Teacher candidates should not register for any courses immediately preceding this course. The next course for which teacher candidates can register should not begin before 12:00 noon. Field Experience: 45 hours. Prerequisites: C or better in EDU 203; B or better in EDU 237. (UG)


EDU 218: Facilitating Reading Literacy for Regular and Special Needs Learners at the Intermediate Level

4 Credit Hour(s)

This course extends the study completed in EDU 217 by exploring in depth alterations/ modifications/ extensions of strategies which further facilitate language development and reading acumen for intermediate level and middle school children and youths. Emphasized are the development and utilization of a broad spectrum of pedagogical methodologies designed to foster reading literacy and confidence and competence in writing, speaking, and listening. Diagnostic, prescriptive, and evaluative techniques appropriate to the intermediate child and middle school youth are addressed, including major modifications which must be made to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities. The critical assessment of commercial reading and other language arts programs/materials/strategies, designed for the fluent reader, is also a major intended course outcome. A grade of B or better is required in this course for admission to upper division. Field Experience: 20 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in EDU 217. (UG)


EDU 237: Instructional Design: Theory and Practice

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the instructional process. The primary focus is on the introduction and examination of instructional design, with special emphasis on the utilization of behavioral objectives in planning instruction. Also addressed are the personal and professional characteristics and competencies necessary for effecting educationally meaningful teaching-learning experiences for ALL STUDENTS. The relationship between theory and instructional design is covered in depth. A grade of B or better is required in this course for admission to upper division. Teacher candidates are dismissed from the program if they fail to receive a B or better on the second attempt. Corequisite: EDU 237L, a one-credit technology lab. (UG)


EDU 237L: Instructional Design: Technology Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides a basic introduction to classroom educational technology, This course will provide an introduction to design and develop digital age instruction and assessment.  Students will confidentially use the SWIVL kit, Smartboard and Chalk and Wire, IPad and Edmodo and Blackboard. In addition students will be able to confidently us educational websites for teaching and learning. This course is a Pass /Fail and is a joint enrollment with EDU 237. A lesson plan developed in EDU237 will be SWIVLed in this class. Corequisite: EDU 237. (UG)


EDU 267: Practicum in Teaching Language Arts at the Elementary School Level

3 Credit Hour(s)

The primary purpose of this course is to assist in the development of a competent, professional classroom teacher who is aware of and can demonstrate those personal and professional competencies necessary for producing effective teaching-learning experiences. In this regard, the course will provide elementary and special education majors with: 1) a foundation in the aspects of an elementary school classroom; 2) field experiences and opportunities to work with children on a teacher-pupil basis; and 3) opportunities for students to apply the fundamentals learned in EDU 237/EDU 217/EDU 218 by planning, preparing, and presenting teaching-learning experiences in the area of language arts within a classroom setting. Upper Division Course. Field Experience: 20 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in EDU 218. (UG)


EDU 301: Methods and Materials: Art (Elementary)

3 Credit Hour(s)

The focus of this course is on art instruction as it applies to the Childhood Level Art Educator. Emphasis will be placed on elementary level lesson and unit planning, instructional strategies for diverse learners, understanding characteristics of child and artistic development, and multiple instructional strategies that encourage students' critical and creative thinking and art skills. Teacher candidates will be required to observe, assist, and/or teach elementary students in a variety of settings. Upper Division Course. Field Experience: 30 hours. Prerequisite: C or better in EDU 313. (UG)


EDU 302: Methods and Materials: Art (Secondary)

3 Credit Hour(s)

The focus of this course is on art instruction as it applies to the Adolescence Level Art Educator. Emphasis will be placed on high school lesson and unit planning, communicating with students, administrators, and community members, assessment of student learning and artwork, and school/community involvement. Teacher candidates will be required to observe, assist, and/or teach high school students in a variety of settings. Upper Division Course. Field Experience: 30 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in EDU 311. (UG)


EDU 303: Children's Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

Extensive survey of children's literature with special attention to standards of evaluation, principles of selection, and analysis of the reading interests of young children. A grade of B or better is required in this course for admission to upper division. Field Experience: 25 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in EDU 217. (UG)


EDU 311: Methods & Materials: Art (Middle School)

3 Credit Hour(s)

The focus of this course is on art instruction as it applies to the Middle Level Art Educator. Emphasis will be placed on middle level lesson and unit planning, the contextual aspect of learners, understanding characteristics of adolescent and artistic development, classroom management and motivation, and professional development. Teacher candidates will be required to observe, assist, and/or teach middle school students in a variety of settings. Upper Division Course. Field Experience: 30 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in EDU 301. (UG)


EDU 313: Foundations of Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

The purposes of this course are: 1) to provide an overview of the historical, philosophical, curricular, and sociological foundations upon which pedagogical practice in the United States rests; 2) to analyze education as a social institution; 3) to discuss contemporary educational issues from an historical perspective; and 4) to discuss educational statutes, legislation, and judicial decisions as they pertain to classroom teachers. Prerequisite: C or better in EDU 203. (UG)


EDU 314: Promoting English Language Arts Across the Content Areas

3 Credit Hour(s)

The primary purpose of this course is to provide Adolescence Education students with the tools necessary to infuse English Language Arts skills into their content specific courses. Teacher candidates will participate in classroom discussions, prepare and present demonstrations, and create original projects. Background information will be presented in short lectures. A grade of B or better is required in this course for admission to upper division. Field Experience: 20 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in EDU 237. (UG)


EDU 316: Elementary Education Methods: Social Studies

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on understanding the structure and concepts of a multi-disciplinary social studies curriculum. Emphasis is given to the examination of a variety of methods and materials utilized in social studies instruction. Upper division course. Field Experience: 25 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in EDU 267. (UG)


EDU 319: Assessment Methods in Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Writing Intensive. Together with EDU 327, combination of both courses meets Research and Presentation requirement. Assessment methods in education are intended to provide teacher candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to examine the relationship between assessment methodology and its utilization in the classroom. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to articulate the nature of assessment, compare and contrast the concepts of validity and reliability, outline appropriate testing procedures and practices, integrate standardized test results in planning classroom instruction, appraise different types of classroom assessment tools, and critique factors used to grade student performance. Upper Division Course. Prerequisite: B or better in EDU 316. (UG)


EDU 320: Elementary Education Methods: Math, Science and Technology

4 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides an in-depth study of the major elements of an elementary level mathematics program, as well as an in-depth study of the major knowledge, concepts, and processes related to elementary level science instruction. Primary attention is directed toward an examination of the multiple/alternative methods and materials utilized in mathematics and science instruction. Upper Division Course. Field Experience: 30 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in EDU 316. (UG)


EDU 321: Foundations in Early Childhood Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

This introductory/survey course examines the role of infant stimulation, nursery school and kindergarten programming in the early formal education process. Stressed are the professional responsibilities of the teacher/educator, with special emphasis on planning and organizing skills. Experiences are designed to help the teacher candidate understand the philosophical foundations of early childhood education and formulate a personal educational philosophy and approach consistent with the best educational theory and practice in our present day culture. Upper Division Course. Prerequisite: B or better in EDU 217; C or better in SED 270. (UG)


EDU 326: Planning and Managing the Teaching and Learning Environment with Assistive Technology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will prepare students to establish and maintain physically and psychologically safe and healthy learning environments for young children that focus on children's needs and interests and takes into account culturally valued content and children's home experiences. Course objectives and assignments will require teacher candidates to demonstrate understanding of the influence of the physical setting, schedule, routines, and transitions on children's learning and to use these experiences to promote children's growth across the domains of development: social/emotional, cognitive, language/communication, self-help, and fine and gross motor. Upper Division Course. Field Experience: 10 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in EDU 217; C or better in SED 270. (UG)


EDU 336: Language/Literacy Development for the Adolescent Learner

3 Credit Hour(s)

This interdisciplinary course will allow Adolescence teacher candidates to discuss the theories of how learners continue to acquire and use literacy as they enter adolescence and how this differs/complements elementary acquisition. In addition, specific skills will be reviewed on how to help adolescents become better readers, writers, speakers and listeners. This course will use the seminar approach. Teacher candidates will participate in classroom discussions, prepare and present demonstrations, and create original projects. Upper Division Course. Field Experience: 20 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in EDU 314. (UG)


EDU 402: Methods in Classroom Management for Secondary Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

The primary purpose of this course is to provide Adolescence majors with a comprehensive, in-depth examination of strategies for creating a positive learning environment through the use of effective classroom management techniques. Particular emphasis will be placed on an introduction and examination of the development and implementation of classroom rules, procedures and consequences to enhance instruction, and prevention strategies and skills necessary to prevent classroom misconduct. Teacher candidates will examine teacher attributes and productive use of class time strategies to respond to minor classroom disruptions; diagnose and remediate chronic misbehavior; identify methods to create an effective learning environment; and investigate beliefs and theories related to classroom management. Upper Division Course. Field Experience: 20 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in EDU 311 or FRE 420 or HP 333 or LNG 337 or MTH 310 or NSC 306 or SPA 420. (UG)


EDU 427: Teaching to the Standards

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fullls core competency: Information Literacy; Together with EDU 319, combination of both courses meets Research and Presentation requirement. This course is designed to familiarize the teacher candidate with the standards movement in New York State. This course will provide a national as well as state perspective on educational reform. The primary emphasis will involve a review of the Common Core/Next Generation content-area learning standards now in effect in New York State. A connection between curriculum, instruction, and assessment will be established, allowing students the opportunity to develop a learning experience that incorporates the New York State Common Core/Next Generation learning standards. Implications of these standards with respect to individuals with disabilities will also be addressed. Upper Division Course. Prerequisites: Completion (with required grades) of all Education courses except student teaching courses, which are taken concurrently. Corequisites: Student teaching courses. (UG) (UG)


EDU 457: Independent Study or Research

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Research project arranged for the individual or a small group under the guidance and direction of a faculty member of the Education Department. Prerequisite: Permission of department chairperson and instructor required. (UG)


EDU 458: Directed Study

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

An examination by an individual teacher candidate of a specialized topic in the field of education or the completion of a specialized project related to teaching at either the elementary or secondary school level under the guidance and direction of a faculty member of the education department. Prerequisites: Permission of department chairperson and instructor required. (UG)


EDU 471: Student Teaching and Seminar at the Preschool and Primary School Level (Birth-Pre K)

6 Credit Hour(s)

For teacher candidates in the Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education program. One professional laboratory experience includes observations of young children, preschool through second grade, with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual student teachers are guided by periodic conferences with the College supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all Education courses, with the exception of EDU 327, ECSE 472 or ECSE 473, which are taken concurrently; a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in Education courses; permission of Department Chair required. Corequisites: EDU 327, ECSE 473 or ECSE 473. (UG)


EDU 472: Student Teaching and Seminar at the Preschool adn Primary School Level (PreK-Grade 2)

6 Credit Hour(s)

For teacher candidates in the Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education program. One professional laboratory experience includes observations of young children, preschool through second grade, with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual student teachers are guided by periodic conferences with the College supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all Education courses, with the exception of EDU 327, ECSE 471 or ECSE 473, which are taken concurrently; a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in Education courses; permission of Department Chair required. Corequisites: EDU 327, ECSE 473 or ECSE 474. (UG)


EDU 473: Student Teaching and Seminar at the Primary School Level (1-3)

6 Credit Hour(s)

One professional laboratory experience at the childhood primary level (1-3) includes observations of regular classroom situations with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual student teachers are guided by periodic conferences with the College supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all Education courses, with the exception of EDU 327 and EDU 474, which are taken concurrently; a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in Education courses; permission of Department Chair required. Corequisites: EDU 327 and EDU 474. (UG)


EDU 474: Student Teaching and Seminar at the Intermediate Level (4-6)

6 Credit Hour(s)

One professional laboratory experience at the childhood intermediate level (4-6) includes observations of regular classroom situations with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual student teachers are guided by periodic conferences with the College supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all Education courses, with the exception of EDU 327 and EDU 473, which are taken concurrently; a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in Education courses; permission of Department Chair required. Corequisites: EDU 327 and EDU 473. (UG)


EDU 475: Student Teaching and Seminar at Childhood Level (1-6)

6 Credit Hour(s)

For dual certification majors. One professional laboratory experience covers observation of special education classroom situations with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual student teachers are guided by periodic conferences with the College supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all courses, except for EDU 327 and SED 476, which are taken concurrently; a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in Education courses; permission of Department Chair required. Corequisites: EDU 327 and SED 476. (UG)


EDU 477: Student Teaching and Seminar at the Elementary School Level: Art (K-6)

6 Credit Hour(s)

One professional elementary level (K-6) laboratory experience in Art includes observations of regular classroom situations with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual teacher candidates are guided by periodic conferences with the College supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all courses, except for ART 498 and EDU 478, which are taken concurrently; a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in Education courses; permission of Department Chair required. Corequisites: ART 498 and EDU 478. (UG)


EDU 478: Student Teaching and Seminar at the Secondary School Level: Art (7-12)

6 Credit Hour(s)

One professional secondary level (7-12) laboratory experience in Art includes observations of regular classroom situations with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual teacher candidates are guided by periodic conferences with the College supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all courses, except for ART 498 & EDU 477, which are taken concurrently; a minimum GPA of 2.75 Overall and in Education courses; permission of Department Chair required. Corequisites: ART 498 & EDU 477. (UG)


EDU 479: Student Teaching and Seminar at the Early Secondary School Level (7-9)

6 Credit Hour(s)

Biology, English, French, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Spanish. One professional laboratory experience at the early adolescent level (7-9) includes observations of regular classroom situations with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Teacher candidates are guided by periodic conferences with the College supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all courses, except for EDU 327 and EDU 480, which are taken concurrently; a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in Education courses; permission of Department Chair required. Corequisites: EDU 327 and EDU 480. (UG)


EDU 480: Student Teaching and Seminar at the Secondary School Level (10-12)

6 Credit Hour(s)

Biology, English, French, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Spanish. One professional laboratory experience at the secondary level (10-12) includes observations of regular classroom situations with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Teacher candidates are guided by periodic conferences with the College supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all courses, except for EDU 327 and EDU 479, which are taken concurrently; a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in Education courses; permission of Department Chair required. Corequisites: EDU 327 and EDU 479. (UG)



English

ENG 94: Developmental Reading and Study Skills

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to assist students in developing selective reading, study, and thinking skills necessary for successful performance in college-level courses. Offered in HEOP Summer Program. Please note: The number of credits this course carries are in clock hours, not institutional credit hours. A clock hour course will not advance your degree progress; rather, it is designed to strengthen your skill in order to qualify for a credit-bearing course in this area of study or in a related field. The clock hours DO count, however, towards your course load and for financial aid purposes. (UG)



Environmental Studies

ENS 201: Introduction to Environmental Science

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. A survey of ecological principles, human modifications of environment, population dynamics, environmental pollutants and the effects on ecological systems. Intended for non-science majors, cannot be used for major credit for science majors. (UG)


ENS 205: Planet Earth I: Physical Features

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as NSC 205. An introduction to physical aspects of geology, hydrology, the atmosphere and oceanography of the Earth and the application of these principles from a scientific perspective to land use and planning. Cannot receive credit for both ESC 107 and ENS/NSC 205. (UG)


ENS 211: Environmental and Energy Policies I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as PSC 211. A survey of major environmental and energy policies and the intergovernmental administrative system established to implement them. Topics include a history of the environmental movement, green politics, international environmental issues and the contrasts between scientific and political decision-making. If taken as ENS 211, this course cannot be used as a science elective. (UG)


ENS 212: Environmental and Energy Policies II

3 Credit Hour(s)

A continuation of ENS/PSC 211. Prerequisite: GVT/ENS 211. (UG)


ENS 219: Politics, Planning and Land Use

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as PSC 219. Principles and practice of land management policies at the state and local levels of government. Topics include zoning power of local government, preparation of master plans, variance procedures, federal mandates and Environmental Impact Statements. (UG)


ENS 303: Environmental Toxicology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as NSC 303. Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. An examination of different types of toxins, their routes into organisms, environmental fates and roles in metabolic pathways. Applications to environmental and occupational health as well as detection and risk assessment are included. Prerequisites: BIO 109 and BIO 110/L and CHE 111/L. (UG)


ENS 304: Environmental Chemistry

3 Credit Hour(s)

An examination of the chemical aspects of pollution (water, air and land) including detection and remediation methods. Chemistry for the sustainable use of natural resources is discussed. Prerequisite: CHE 110. (UG)


ENS 304L: Environmental Chemistry Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

Employs the practical application of chemical analysis for detection and remediation methods of pollution in water, air and land. The chemistry of some alternative energy sources are also explored. Corequisite: ENS 304. (UG)


ENS 310: Global Water Issues

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SUST 310. Fulfills core competencies: Information Literacy; Contextual Integration. This course investigates the environmental, technological and health-related issues associated with the availability and quality of water worldwide. Case studies of global water problems will incorporate the role of socioeconomic and political issues. Prerequisite: BIO 100 or BIO 110 or ENS 201, or Permission of Instructor. (UG)



Entrepreneurship

ENTR 201: The Entrepreneurial Mindset

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course identifies and analyzes the values, abilities, and personal attributes of entrepreneurs, with the premise that all people have the ability to be successful entrepreneurs. This course is the first of three required core courses in the entrepreneurship minor. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of creativity and innovation, creative problem solving and brainstorming, opportunity recognition, networking, technology utilization, effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication, new venture development and entrepreneurship as it relates to for-profit, not-for-profit, and social ventures. (UG)


ENTR 301: The Entrepreneurial Skill Set

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. In this course, students will learn and develop the skills necessary to transition an idea into action. Building off of ENTR 201, students will utilize techniques to effect creative thinking in combination with the practical skills for implementation. They will learn how to identify the critical tasks and hurdles in building an entrepreneurial venture (social action, business idea, or other venture), brainstorm creative solutions, and identify the necessary means for realization. These challenges and the resulting solutions will fall within the following categories: competitive advantage, feasibility studies, financial forecasts, marketing plans and validated learning. Students will learn how to develop their leadership skills and organizational effectiveness with an emphasis on opportunity recognition. Prerequisite: ENTR 201. (UG)


ENTR 401: Entrepreneurship in Action

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course is designed to explore entrepreneurial and business competencies by interconnecting ideas and objectives, through practical experience of assessing, planning, implementing, measuring and controlling a new business or social venture. Students will apply their knowledge of organizational management, best practices, problem solving, and strategic planning on real business scenarios. The course is relevant to entrepreneurs from all disciplines who want to develop a business venture in realistic terms, or to develop new ventures inside existing organizations.It is also relevant to students who are interested in pursuing social ventures, establishing non-profit organizations and creating a business with a strong mission. Prerequisites: ENTR 201 and ENTR 301. (UG)



Enrichment Studies

ES 107: Major and Career Discovery

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course serves as a means for students with an Undeclared major to assess, explore and investigate major offerings at Daemen. The course structure encourages students to actively participate in the creation of course content and impact the direction of their individual research of majors. The course is experiential, focusing on self-development through extensive and multi-stepped goal setting, investigative research around major and course offerings at Daemen, and finding value in an Undeclared major. Students will spend time in class building their Undeclared identity and how to make best use of it, and will also spend time out of class on campus connecting with various departments and offices in order to create relationships to strengthen their academic career at Daemen. (UG)



Environmental Science

ESC 107: Introduction to Earth Science

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the earth sciences with emphasis on geology, oceanography and meteorology. Intended for non-majors. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. (UG)



Finance

FIN 325: Corporate Finance

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the principles of managing finance in all forms of corporate entities, emphasizing value creation by financial managers. Specific topics include an overview of the financial system, the determinants of firm value, securities' markets and valuation, the value of the firm, and investment decisions. In addition, coursework addresses ethics, accounting, business statistics, economics, computer information systems, and legal environment of business components of the common professional business core. Prerequisite: ACC 226. (UG)


FIN 328: Investments

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of investment principles, including the determination of objectives and a constructive approach to the attainment of these objectives. Securities markets, real estate, banking and insurance form the nucleus of the course. Prerequisite: ACC 226. (UG)


FIN 601: Global Monetary System and Capital Markets

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is devoted to in-depth discussion and practical application of business finance as practiced in a borderless world. The major topics covered include the international monetary system, the balance of payments, foreign exchange, the management of foreign exchange risk, the role of banks in international finance, and a discussion and analysis of the non-bank financial institutions and international financial markets that represent an inventory of financial resources for the global company. (GR)



Literature in Translation

FLIT 200: Literature in Translation: Crisis of Identity in the 20th Century

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. The horror of the inequities between rich and poor, powerful and powerless, perpetrators and victims, is the most obvious manifestation of a profound crisis of identity that stems from industrialization and the growth of the nation states in the19th and early 20th centuries. This course will examine the theme of identity and marginalization through the films and the major works of literature of the pre and post-war period. Offered As Needed. (UG)



Forensic Science

FOR 101: Introduction to Forensic Science

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing-Intensive. An introduction to the fascinating world of how science solves crimes. The topics for this course include and are not limited to: the history of forensic science, crime scene investigation, trace analysis, drugs, arson, fingerprints, firearms, tool mark analysis and document analysis. Lecture, 3 hours. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. (UG)



French

FRE 101: Elementary French I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of French through oral and written drills designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write French. Prerequisite: No previous language experience or 1-2 years of middle or high school language study. (UG)


FRE 102: Elementary French II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of French through oral and written drills designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write French. Prerequisite: Credit for college level Elementary Language I study, or 3-4 years of high school language study, with an average of 80% or above. Passing grade in Daemen College 101. (UG)


FRE 105: Intermediate French for Professional Communication I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. After a brief review of basics, the student continues to develop communicative ability in French in professional situations. Prerequisite: Credit for college level Elementary Language II, or 3-4 years of high school language study, with an average of 80% or above. Passing grade in Daemen College 102. (UG)


FRE 106: Intermediate French for Professional Communication II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. After a brief review of basics, the student continues to develop communicative ability in French in professional situations. The specific areas covered may include Social Services, Education, Health-related professions, Travel and Tourism, Banking and Finance, and Law Enforcement. Prerequisite: Credit for college level Intermediate Language I with an average of 85% or above. Passing grade in Daemen College 105. (UG)


FRE 207: French Conversation and Composition I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. The course is intended to develop the conversational and writing abilities of students in non-technical areas. Grammar review as needed. A variety of media is used, including film, TV, newspapers and magazines. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


FRE 208: French Conversation and Composition II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. The course is intended to develop the conversational and writing abilities of students in non-technical areas. Grammar review as needed. A variety of media is used, including film, TV, newspapers and magazines. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


FRE 220: Introduction to Literature in French

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. The course will introduce students to a variety of genres, time periods and authors of literature in French from France and the Francophone world. Focus will be on short stories, drama, poetry and the novella. While all work will be done in French, the pace will be appropriate for a student's initial experience with literature in the language. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


FRE 233: Special Topics in Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and intermediate language students with the opportunity to explore various authors or genres of French literature. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE 106-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


FRE 234: Special Topics in Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and intermediate language students with the opportunity to explore various aspects of French or Francophone culture. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE106-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture. (UG) (UG)


FRE 235: Special Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors and intermediate language students with the opportunity to explore the field of French linguistics. The course is delivered in the French language. Prerequisites: completion of 3 credits in French studies at the 200-level or higher. May be taken for credit up to three times (9 credits maximum). Offered as Needed. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


FRE 240: Grammar and Culture Workshop I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course is a bridge between language-learning courses and more advanced study in French. The course will teach the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), with greater emphasis on listening and speaking, focusing on the people and culture of the French-speaking world. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor.Offered As Needed. Course type: Fluency; Literature and Culture. (UG)


FRE 250: Grammar & Culture Workshop II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A continuation of FRE 240 Grammar and Culture Workshop I. This course is a bridge between language-learning courses and more advanced study in French. The course will teach the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), with greater emphasis on listening and speaking, focusing on the people and culture of the French-speaking world. Pre-requisites: FRE 106, 4 years high school French, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Literature and Culture. (UG) (UG)


FRE 299: Service Learning in French

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in French in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies, etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previous development project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. This course may be taken up to three times for credit. Prerequisites: Three credits French 200 level course or permission of instructor. Offered as Needed. (UG)


FRE 307: Survey of French Literature I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. This course broadens the student's awareness of the developments of French literature. It provides a literary background for the religious, historical and political growth of the French nation. It fosters critical and creative thinking in French, and will enable the student to compare French literary trends with those of other nations. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


FRE 308: Survey of French Literature II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfils core competency: Affective Awareness; Writing Intensive; This course broadens the student's awareness of the developments of French literature. It provides a literary background for the religious, historical and political growth of the French nation. It fosters critical and creative thinking in French, and will enable the student to compare French literary trends with those of other nations. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. Offered As Needed. (UG)


FRE 312: Advanced French Grammar

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfils core competency: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving. The more difficult concepts of French grammar will be analyzed in order to increase the student's ability to use them correctly in both the written and spoken language. Prerequisite: FRE 200-level or higher, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


FRE 315: French Civilization and Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. The study of all the elements which combine to form the French nation. This course will include contemporary culture and norms as well as the traditional civilization components of historical, religious, economic, literary and artistic trends. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture. (UG)


FRE 326: Advanced Conversation in French

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course will focus on oral expression, giving the student the opportunity to hear and speak French exclusively in both directed and spontaneous conversations. Extensive use of French media is included. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE 106. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


FRE 333: Special Topics in Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore various authors or genres of French literature. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


FRE 334: Special Topics in Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore various aspects of French or Francophone culture. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture. (UG)


FRE 335: Special Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore the field of French linguistics. The course is delivered in the French language. Prerequisites: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times (9 credits maximum). Offered as Needed. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


FRE 398: International Experiential Learning

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

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FRE 399: Service Learning in French

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in French in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies, etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously development project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. This course may be taken up to three times for credit. Prerequisite: 3 credits in French at the 300 level. (UG)


FRE 420: Methods and Assessment

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the fundamental principles and practices of language learning theories and language instruction to prepare for work with and assessment of learners in various learning environments. Prerequisite: FRE 300-level or higher or permission of instructor, upper division status in Adolescent Certification French program. Offered As Needed. (UG)


FRE 442: Senior Project Research

1 Credit Hour(s)

Each Modern Language major must complete a senior project as one of the requirements for graduation. In this course, which must be taken in the junior year, students select the topic for research and make substantial progress on researching the senior project under the direction of Modern Language faculty members. Students are required to: submit a polished research proposal, submit an annotated bibliography, and present the research proposal to the class and faculty orally. Students may not enroll in FRE 443 Senior Project until FRE 442 is passed. Note: ALL 443 projects must reflect work completed in 442; substantial changes in topic or content may require a student to repeat 442 before enrolling in 443. Prerequisite: All junior majors must register for this course. This preparation course for the Senior Project is required of all majors and must be taken in the junior year. (UG)


FRE 443: Senior Project

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. The French major will complete this 3 credit project that demonstrates mastery of the language in the context of literary or cultural studies or professional applications. The project may be a traditional thesis on a literary or cultural topic, or it may reflect the student's involvement in professional or volunteer work in the language. The project will normally require a significant research base culminating in the submission of an extensive written report and presentation at the Academic Festival. Prerequisite: Successful completion of FRE 442. Note: ALL 443 projects must reflect work completed in 442; substantial changes in topic or content may require a student to repeat 442 before enrolling in 443. (UG)


FRE 499: Service Learning in French

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in French in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies, etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously development project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. This course may be taken up to three times for credit. Prerequisites: Three credits FRE 300 level course or permission of instructor. (UG)



Geography

GEO 117: World Geography

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies:Contextual Integration, Critical Thinking.This course will familiarize students with the spatial geography of the United States and other major regions of the world and will help them to understand the political and economic differences between nations, regions, and differently populated areas. (UG)



History & Political Science

HP 333: Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies

3 Credit Hour(s)

Writing Intensive. Registration in this course is limited to History & Political Science Adolescence Education/Social Studies majors. This course is designed to prepare prospective teachers who will engage in teaching social studies at the secondary level. It is intended to invest them with an understanding of the skills of teaching as well as provide them with content knowledge. It is also intended to assist prospective teachers in generating and implementing ideas and then assessing how well these plans have worked in the classroom. Students must complete 50 hours of field experience as part of course requirements. Prerequisite: EDU 203, EDU 237, EDU 313, EDU 314, EDU 336, and SED 270 or permission of instructor. (UG)


HP 445: Senior Capstone Project

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fullfills Core Competencies: Information Literacy; Research and Presentation; Writing Intensive. Every student pursuing a major in the History and Political Science Department must complete the senior capstone project. This class fulfills the capstone course requirement in the major, as well as the college-wide Research & Presentation (R&P), Information Literacy (IL), and Writing Intensive (WI) requirements. Students will be required to complete a 15-20 page research project consistent with the expectations of their major track (i.e., History, Political Science, History and Political Science majors). Prerequisite: PSC 331 or HST 331. (UG)


HP 446: Advanced Senior Research

2 Credit Hour(s)

This is a 2.0 credit course in which students who have successfully completed the required HP 445 (capstone) research project can revise that project to include original research (i.e., application of advanced methodology, execution of research design, integration of primary sources, or data collection and analysis). This is an optional course, designed for students who are considering graduate studies or employment in careers in which advanced research and writing is a required/desired skill. Students taking this course will be expected to integrate coursework, knowledge, research skills, and communication skills to demonstrate a mastery of learning within the disciplines of history or political science. Successful completion of HP 445 (with C or higher grade) and advisement of HP 445 faculty. It is strongly recommended that students take HP 445 in fall of their senior year: thus, HP 446 will be taken in spring of the senior year. (UG)



Health Promotion

HPR 102: Introduction to Health Care: Systems & Professions

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course explores the current health care system with an emphasis on health care professions, and provides students with an understanding of the major tenets of the health care system and the scope of practice in each of the health professions. The desired skills of health care professionals and the contributions of these professions will be investigated. A review of educational preparation and practice requirements for each of the health careers will be explored to assist students in further delineating their own educational and career goals. The course will also provide opportunity for students to appropriately explore the current databases and literature and engage in discussions on the ethics and current events of healthcare. (UG)


HPR 103: Introduction to Health Promotion

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course will introduce students to the skills and expectations of the Health Promotion program and related professions. This skill building class will place particular emphases on academic and professional writing, research, presentation, professional communications and leadership skills. HPR Majors only. (UG)


HPR 104: Introduction to Mindfulness

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on daily mindfulness practice to reduce stress, balance emotions, improve concentration and benefit overall health and wellness. Mindfulness includes the use of techniques such as meditation, breath work and other self-paced daily activities that bring awareness to our present self. This class will explore the historical foundations of mindfulness as well as the current research that highlights the benefits of this practice, and its use in multiple professions and health care establishments today. *The mindfulness activities in this course are of non-religious practice (UG)


HPR 105: Introduction to Weight Training

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course introduces the student to the weight room environment. Specific instructions will be given on how to use resistance training equipment such as free weights, machines, and adjunct equipment to exercise and train the major muscle groups of the body to attain a higher fitness level. Basic concepts will be presented to allow the student to apply the knowledge gained in the course to their personal training goals. No prior exercise experience is necessary; this course is designed for the beginner. (UG)


HPR 106: Introduction to Core Strengthening

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course will introduce students to a range of exercises aimed at increasing core strength, enhancing stability, and supporting posture. Students will learn and identify anatomical structures related to the core and perform tests to assess core strength and ability. Physioball, mat work and other exercises will be demonstrated and practiced, including modifications for beginning, intermediate and advanced routines. Beginners will learn how to safely incorporate these exercises into a personal training routine, while more advanced students will benefit by learning techniques and approaches for teaching these exercises to fitness clients. (UG)


HPR 200: CPR and Emergency Health Care

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on first aid management for life-threatening and non-life-threatening emergencies such as choking, respiratory and cardiac arrest, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies incurred during daily, work and athletic activities. Content will also address the concept of duty to act, liability, disease transmission/prevention, personal protective strategies and blood borne pathogen training. Successful completion by the student is required for eligibility for CPR, AED and First Aid Certifications. (UG)


HPR 205: Healthy Eating and Body Image

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course explores community health education as it relates to disordered eating behaviors and body image. Both individual and societal preoccupations with body image are referenced, as modern Western society places increasing emphasis on women's and men's weight and appearance. The effects of popular media on individual's body perception and the way these effects manifest themselves in various physical and psychological disorders will be discussed. Healthy eating will be emphasized as well as other individual and community level approaches to prevention and education. (UG)


HPR 206: Cardiovascular Health Education

2 Credit Hour(s)

The course will cover selected topics in cardiovascular health education including heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, stroke, diabetes and obesity. Current epidemiological research will be reviewed including risk factors, and screening; treatment and prevention of disease at the primary, secondary and tertiary level will be emphasized. Current models of health education promoting cardiovascular health will be introduced. (UG)


HPR 208: Health Promotion and Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Through this course students will explore concepts and models of health and wellness, health promotion and health education. This course will review the history and profession of health promotion and education, the development of health education materials, learning theories, and will explore health related programs and initiatives in school, clinical, government and corporate settings. Strategies and implementation tactics will be discussed for successful development and delivery of health and wellness programs to address community and individual needs. Offered Each Year (Fall). (UG)


HPR 209: Whole Food Nutrition and Living

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course will apply whole food nutrition to daily living decisions and integrative health practices. Research on both plant and animal-based nutrition and their impacts on health, wellness and the environment will be highlighted. The course will introduce students to daily food habits, shopping and cooking, health trends, evidence relating nutrition to chronic disease, societal pressures and marketing, and community based gardening and sustainability. (UG)


HPR 213: Foundations of Yoga

2 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. This class will provide an introduction to the practice of Hatha Yoga. The origins, postures, stretches, and breathing techniques aimed at spiritual and physical well-being will be discussed and practiced along with an overview of scientific inquiry regarding performance effects on the physical body and mind as it relates to health. Specific instruction regarding the performance of basic techniques to balance and liberate an individual's natural flow of energy or prana will be offered in a lab setting. (UG)


HPR 216: Sexual Health Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course explores a multitude of concepts related to the theory, practice and teaching of sexual health education at a community level. The course includes comprehensive coverage of information and issues of human sexuality, those related to sexuality education, and an explanation and practice of educational skills necessary for skilled sexuality educators. (UG)


HPR 219: Introduction to Health Systems Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross listed as MGT 219.An introduction to the structure and function of the health care delivery system. Includes basic concepts and measures of health, disease, quality, values, needs, and utilization; issues in health care workforce, institution, and system organization; general issues in policy, reimbursement, and regulation; and broad community and organizational considerations in health. (UG)


HPR 229: Integrative Stress Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will introduce students to fundamental theories and approaches to a holistic, or wellness-based lifestyle. Current evidence on the physiological and psychological effects of stress, as well as stress management techniques, expressive therapies and coping strategies will be explored. This is an applied course in which students will actively engage in stress management exercises, relaxation techniques, self assessments, and personal behavior change projects related to disease prevention (UG)


HPR 231: Aromatherapy

1 Credit Hour(s)

The course provides an introduction to aromatherapy and the uses, principles and physiological and psychological effects of essential oils. The course will explore the history, basic theory and practice of aromatherapy as well as current evidence of its effectiveness in treating many health conditions. Laboratory experiences will grant students the opportunity to explore the blending and use of essential oils. (UG)


HPR 234: Foundations of Public Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is an introductory course which explores the basic principles of public health practice, including the history, function and infrastructure of public health; biopsychosocial perspectives of public health problems; the public health professions; and the legal and ethical concerns. (UG)


HPR 291: Professional Development

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide Health Promotion students an opportunity to build their personal and professional skills and career readiness. An emphasis will be placed on preparing students for internship and professional opportunities, through career exploration and the development of positive personal habits, professional work ethics, communication and leadership skills with support from the Health Promotion department and the Office of Career Services. *This course is for Health Promotion students only. CFE 97 is a co-requisite. Related CFE 97 modules and assignments will be completed online (except for mock interview which is in person). In the event that CFE 97 was completed prior to this course, relevant coursework will still be updated as part of this course. (UG)


HPR 301: Physiology of Exercise and Cardiopulmonary Assessment

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the physiological responses of physical activity and exercise. The course explores the cardiovascular, respiratory, bioenergetic and metabolic systems as these systems adjust to demands of physical work at various durations and intensities. Factors such as age, gender, disease risk factors, sedentary and non-sedentary lifestyle, and habitual training will be considered as they relate to cardiovascular risk assessment and individual limitations to performance including possibilities for safely minimizing limitations and maximizing performance. Course includes laboratory experiences directed toward competence in graded exercise testing, exercise prescription, and exercise programming as applied to asymptomatic, apparently healthy individuals and prevention of cardiovascular, pulmonary, or metabolic diseases. Prerequisite: BIO 207/L and BIO 208/L or BIO 330/L and BIO 340/L. Corequisite: HPR 301L. (UG)


HPR 301L: Physiology of Exercise and Cardiopulmonary Assessment Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

This course satisfies the laboratory requirement for HPR 301. (UG)


HPR 305: Communicating Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will present fundamental models and theories of health communication to students interested in health promotion and education. Students will move through the steps of the health communication process, from planning to evaluation; will learn to assess an audience and create culturally appropriate materials; and will examine and critique existing health promotion materials, media, and campaigns. Contemporary research in the areas of intercultural communication, provider-patient-family communication, community mobilization, advocacy, social marketing and health technology will be explored. (UG)


HPR 308: Environmental Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course will provide an introduction to the public health function of environmental and occupational health. This course is intended to give students a basic understanding of how environmental factors impact the health of individuals and the community as a whole, and of the efforts made to prevent or minimize the effects of negative impacts. The emphasis of this course is to explore the relationship of people to their environment, how the environment affects individual health and how an individual affects the environment. Efforts and strategies to protect and enhance one's health and to influence the quality of the environment will be discussed. (UG)


HPR 309: Community Health Nutrition

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course introduces students to an applied approach of nutrition principles to community health with a focus on stages of life, socioeconomic status and the targeted state and federal nutrition programs available to the public. Intentionally planned nutrition serves an essential role in the prevention of disease and in the development of optimal health and well-being. Epidemiological evidence of the critical role of nutrition related to obesity, heart disease and other chronic conditions will be explored. Current guidelines and policies that both support and hinder adequate nutrition will be reviewed. This course is designed for those who are interested in supporting and delivering nutrition education at a community based level. Prior coursework in BIO 117 is recommended but not required. (UG)


HPR 311: Non Profit Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as MGT 311. This course will explore the fundamentals of founding and leading a nonprofit organization. Learners will gain critical knowledge about the nonprofit sector, board leadership, fundraising, volunteer management, donor cultivation, and marketing. Nonprofit Management will help students understand the operations management, finances and development, laying a foundation for success in a variety of roles within a nonprofit organization. (UG)


HPR 313: Principles of Health Behavior Change

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will focus on the theoretical background of health education, health promotion and disease prevention. Students will build critical thinking skills as they explore individual and social health behavior theories and their application to behavior change research and practice. (UG)


HPR 314: Health Policy

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as BA 314. This course examines the policies of the current U.S. healthcare delivery system. The history and evolution of the U.S. health care infrastructure and recent policy changes The former and current service delivery structure will be outlined, as well as advancements, and gaps/limitations in the provisions and delivery of care. The types of health care facilities, services, agencies and personnel that constitute the US health care system and the response of the system to the changing health care needs of the population will be explored. Class discussions will be centered on: managing the increasing demands on the health care system by a rapidly growing population affected by the epidemic of multiple chronic diseases; balancing population-based health care needs while delivering high quality health care and improving access to health care services in a cost-containment environment. Social, political, economic, legal and ethical issues as they relate to health care policy will be discussed. (UG)


HPR 317: Human Motion: Principles and Perspectives

4 Credit Hour(s)

This course is a study of functional anatomy, biomechanical principles, and kinesiology as applied to human movement. Structure and function of the musculoskeletal system including muscle actions, joint motions, and the basic principles of kinesiology will be covered. Hands on lab experiences will promote development of skills critical to the understanding of human motion for careers centered in fitness, prevention of injury, promotion of function, and optimizing motor skill performance. Prerequisites: BIO 207/L and BIO 208/L or BIO 330/L and BIO 340/L. Corequisite: HPR 317L. (UG)


HPR 317L: Human Motion: Principles and Perspectives Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

This course satisfies the laboratory requirement for HPR 317. (UG)


HPR 320: Community Health Education and Disease Prevention

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. The course identifies and explores infectious and non-infectious diseases in relationship to risk factors, populations at risk, and epidemiology. Etiology and mechanisms of injury and disease onset are presented with emphasis on principles and strategies for education, prevention and health maintenance. Medical and therapeutic interventions designed to address common injuries and infectious and non-infectious diseases will be discussed as they relate to community education, prevention and safety program development. (UG)


HPR 330: Health Promotion Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programs in a variety of settings. Students will be introduced to concepts related to community needs assessment, data collection and measurement, intervention strategies, developing health education materials, evaluation techniques, acting as a health promotion/education resource person, and communication and coordination of health promotion programming. Prerequisite: HPR 208. (UG)


HPR 331: Community Health Education: Outreach and Fieldwork

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will introduce students to practical methods and processes related to community health fieldwork, outreach and community collaboration. Fieldwork and research methods, essential skills in communication and cultural competence, and skills necessary to act as a community resource person will be introduced and practiced as students actively engage in community outreach events. (UG)


HPR 332: Strength & Conditioning

3 Credit Hour(s)

In this course, students will explore and apply concepts and principles used to develop effective and appropriate strength and conditioning training programs. Material will cover fundamental strength training philosophies, program design variables, and traditional and contemporary strength training techniques. Students will gain experience in the execution and appropriate instruction of various resistance training techniques. Prerequisites: HPR 301 and HPR 317. Required corequisite: HPR 332L. (UG)


HPR 332L: Strength and Conditioning Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This course satisfies the laboratory requirement for HPR 332. (UG)


HPR 335: Critical Issues in Global Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. The course introduces the many contexts of global health. Critical issues to be explored include multiple determinants of health, the disparities and burden of disease experienced around the globe, particularly by such populations as women and children, the ethical dimensions related to these disparities, current health priorities, and the importance of global health in terms of development. The Sustainable Development Goals will be referred to as a standard for future goals on a global scale. (UG)


HPR 338: Social Determinants of Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. This course will provide students with an understanding of how social factors contribute to racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and gender disparities in health and health care. This course will explore the way the social environment and social behavior influence health. We will cover the most recent research findings in the area of social epidemiology and medical sociology and discuss and debate the causes and consequences of social inequalities in health. Students will gain experience in judging the sometimes conflicting evidence between claims and apply the body of literature to situations with which they are familiar and may have encountered in everyday life. Students will discuss the policy interventions that have been designed to address disparities in health and health care. (UG)


HPR 340: Musculoskeletal Fitness Assessment

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to prepare Health Care Studies students for a career in a health or fitness profession by providing them with musculoskeletal fitness assessment knowledge and skills. This lecture/lab course will explore the steps of musculoskeletal examination, as well as provide the students with the tools to assess static and dynamic musculoskeletal fitness. The importance of musculoskeletal health to overall wellness will also be discussed. Prerequisites: HPR 301 and HPR 317. Corequisite: HPR 340L. (UG)


HPR 340L: Musculoskeletal Fitness Assessment Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This course satisfies the laboratory requirement for HPR 340. (UG)


HPR 350: Fitness Training and Exercise Prescription

3 Credit Hour(s)

In this course students develop the rationale for and the skills to examine, evaluate, and prescribe comprehensive fitness programs in a variety of settings. The class includes lectures, demonstrations and practical laboratories in which students acquire knowledge and competence in exercise testing and prescription, health evaluations, screenings, and risk classification as applied to asymptomatic, apparently healthy individuals and populations with special circumstances. Pathophysiology of disease conditions (CVD, pulmonary disease, metabolic disease), aging and pregnancy are also explored to help students understand the needs of these populations during exercise testing and prescription. The course will include the physiological basis of the short-term response and long-term adaptation of the neuromuscular and metabolic systems to exercise including the effect of manipulating specific exercise parameters. Program design and instruction in the proper techniques and execution of training activities is emphasized. Prerequisite: HPR 301 and HPR 317. Corequisite: HPR 350L. (UG)


HPR 350L: Fitness Training and Exercise Prescription Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

This course satisfies the laboratory requirement for HPR 350. (UG)


HPR 352: Grant Writing

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills, Writing Intensive. Cross listed with BA 352. This course provides an overview of the role of grants in an organization's budget. Students will learn to plan grant projects, locate sources of funding, give effective presentations about their projects, and develop written grant proposals. (UG)


HPR 353: Introduction to Epidemiology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will introduce students to the field of epidemiology, which is the study of the distribution and determinants of health in populations. The course will emphasize methods for assessing factors associated with the distribution and etiology of health and disease. This course will introduce students to key epidemiological concepts and calculations, how to identify and evaluate sources of health information, epidemiological investigation techniques and the evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of different study designs. Prerequisite: NSC 310. (UG)


HPR 415: Health Research Design and Methodology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Communication Skills; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Information Literacy. Fulfills Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. This course will introduce students to the field of research design and methods for health related issues. Students will be prepared to critically review research articles and gain a comprehensive understanding of the research process, types of research designs, samples, bias and interactions in research studies as well as how to comprehend the results and study findings. Students will learn how to pose research questions, construct a relevant hypothesis, make valid causal inferences, operationalize concepts, and ways to formally test their hypotheses. This course is intended for HPR Majors only, to be completed the Senior Year. Prerequisite: HPR 353 or Permission of Instructor. (UG)



Health Science

HSC 112: Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course focuses on the promotion of health and wellness across the lifespan from the perspective of both the individual and the family. Contextual factors will be examined through the lenses of self, family, provider, governmental and societal responsibility to explore the relationship between individual, community and global health. Students will assess their own health-promoting behaviors and identify their own health risks. Current evidence will be explored and critically examined to identify influences on health and well-being. Offered in web-based format. (UG)


HSC 210: Issues and Concerns At End of Life

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will focus on the end of life from the patient perspective giving insight to the healthcare professionals as they assist with decision making. Concepts will focus on facilitating end of life discussions including transition to hospice and/or palliative care. Consideration will be given to legal and ethical issues at end of life. Tools will be provided for healthcare providers to assist with end of life documents including the MOLST form and advanced directives. (UG)


HSC 211: Population Health: Caring for the LGBTQ Community

3 Credit Hour(s)

Persons who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, queer, asexual, two spirited (LGBTQAI2AI2) are a class of patients who are often marginalized in their health care. This online course taught in 10 modules will provide students with an overview of the healthcare, psychological, social and political health issues that the LGBTQAI2AI2 population faces. In this course, the student will gain a foundational understanding of the LGBTQAI2AI2 population and will explore health promotion, cultural competence, potential for substance abuse, health issues, and how to identify health care resources and promote laws and regulations regarding LGBTQ healthcare and social and political equity of care. (UG)


HSC 212: Introduction to Genentics and Genomics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will give an introduction to the basic scientific principles of molecular genetics and how genetic factors impact common and complex health problems across the lifespan. The benefits, risks, and ethics of genetic testing will be included along with the considerations for the future of disease prevention and management. The role of the nurse/health professional in promoting health education to address patient concerns related to genetic disorders will also be discussed. (UG)


HSC 221: Issues in Women's Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

This elective course is designed to provide students with an overview of topics impacting women's health in contemporary society. The course focuses on controversial issues related to women's health and investigates the roles that women play as health care consumers and as health care providers. The course is designed for students from multiple areas of study. These students will explore specific health care problems impacting upon women and will analyze contextual factors that affect the delivery of health care to women. Prerequisite: CMP 101; Web-based format. (UG)


HSC 232: Learning Through Service

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Fulfills Service Learning requirement. Learning experience through participation as a volunteer for approximately four hours per week in a community-based agency within the area. Students will also be expected to keep a journal account of their experiences and attend class every week for about an hour to process with others what is being learned. The focus of the course is to help students gain an appreciation that being of service to others is a way of learning and a way of growing as a person. (UG)


HSC 233: Herbs, Drugs, Supplements and the Body

3 Credit Hour(s)

Grounded in a holistic framework, this course focuses on general concepts of herbs, drugs, supplements and nutrition in relation to the well being of self and the client. This course develops a basic comprehension of nutrition emphasizing the role of phyto-nutrients as well as toxic ingredients in our food. The impact of culture, spirituality, and biological factors, as well as psychosocial, economic, and ethical considerations, is discussed in relation to improving and maintaining health in self and client. Relevant and current evidence-based research is included. The notion of food, herbs, and supplements as pharmacy is explored throughout. The newest information on drug/herb interactions, Joint Commission requirements for herbal products, new FDA labeling guidelines, and how to select a quality herbal or supplemental product are addressed. This course fosters understanding and strategies for promoting specific herbs and supplements for individuals attempting to maintain health and coping with pathology. Health promotion (learning to make healthy choices in our toxic environment, healthy sleep habits) and maintenance are stressed. Concepts related to family therapy, consumerism, and advocacy are addressed. Students learn such strategies for improving self and client health as risk assessment, stress management, nutritional counseling, and health teaching. Web-based format. (UG)


HSC 308: Interprofessional Patient and Family Educaion

3 Credit Hour(s)

This interprofessional course will provide health care providers with the tools to deliver understandable patient and family education. We will explore the concepts of health literacy and communication for health care professionals. We will explore the role of literacy in patient and family education, preparing health care professionals to use the best communication tools to assess health literacy and readability. We will also examine how to evaluate health literacy using tools designed for their ability to measure plain and understandable information, transfer information and communicate high risk and care transitions. Students will explore health literacy through the eyes of their discipline, and will develop an appreciation for the advantages to participating in an interprofessional team focused on the improvement of patient and family education. Web-based format. (UG)


HSC 329: Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills Core Competency; Critical Thinking & Creative Problem Solving; What one learns in PA school will not always apply to medical practice. Learning is never mastered. Thus, to be a good clinician, one must constantly educate oneself by evaluating the latest medical research to keep one's knowledge current. Evidence-based practice provides methodologies to evaluate scientific evidence for the delivery of the highest quality health care. This course is one of two courses in the Physician Assistant Department for the evaluation of medical research that provides: 1. a foundation in probability and statistics, and 2. an introduction to medical research designs and associated inferential statistical analyses In combination with PAS 529, this course is designed to increase students' competency in the evaluation of medical research. In this course, the emphasis is on basic study design, appropriate descriptive and inferential procedures, and interpretation of results. We will focus on real examples from the medical literature to cover the basics of clinical research design, sampling methodology, statistical methods for evaluating clinical research data, as well as introduce some of the many limitations of basic and clinical research. Topics include: Descriptive statistics, statistical inference probability theory and application, sampling theory, hypothesis testing, estimation, confidence intervals, measures of risk/association, association vs. causation, and pitfalls of p-values. Specific statistical analyses include: t-test, ANOVA, linear correlation, linear regression, relative risk, and the odds ratio with emphasis on clinical trial designs. Pre-requisite: At least second year matriculated Physician Assistant Studies major. (UG)


HSC 515: Legal and Ethical Implications for Caregivers of Indiciduals With Disabilities

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is an introductory course designed to expand knowledge and sensitivity about the legal and ethical issues surrounding care for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The purpose of this course is to improve health care provider students' understanding of the fundamentals related to the legal needs affecting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Accessing benefits, services and resources for individuals with developmental disabilities and their caregivers will be explored as a basis for further development in clinical and professional practice. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NUR 505/L or PAS 517/L or equivalent. (GR)


HSC 530: Caring for Children With Developmental Disabilities

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is one in a series designed to educate health care provider students about caring for individuals with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of assessing, supporting and intervening with children and families affected by developmental disabilities. Application of knowledge will be explored in classroom and external learning portions of the class which will include clinic and home visit experiences with children and families affected by developmental disabilities. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Acceptance in the PHEPD Certificate program or permission from the instructor. (GR)


HSC 532: Caring for Adults With Developmental Disabilities

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is one in a series designed to educate health care provider students about caring for individuals with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of assessing, supporting and intervening with adults with developmental disabilities. Application of knowledge will be explored in classroom and external learning portions of the class which will include clinic and home visit experiences. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Acceptance in the PHEPD Certificate program or permission from the instructor. (GR)


HSC 560: Community Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is one in a series designed to educate health care provider students about caring for individuals with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this course is further explore the role of the health care provider as a leader in planning, implementing and evaluating patient and family-centered care for individual with developmental disabilities. Emphasis is placed on developing collaborative relationships in the community setting. The course includes a didactic component and structured external learning experiences. Prerequisite: HSC 515 and HSC 530 or HSC 532. (GR)



History

HST 104: The Human Place in Nature: An Introduction to Global Environmental History

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Civic Responsibility; Moral & Ethical Discernment. Cross-listed as IND 104. In this course, we will focus on different patterns of human responses to environmental challenges and identify ways in which they have changed over time. Students will be challenged to understand individual and collective behaviors in their social, cultural, political, and economic contexts. This course highlights several key aspects of environmental history: 1) humankind's impact on the environment as we have attempted to alter our natural surroundings; 2) various moral and ethical perspectives about the environment and humankind's place in the natural world; 3) the role that nature has played in various aesthetic visions; 4) modern environmental crises and their political impact; and 5) the modern green movement as a grassroots call for social justice in response to environmental degradation. (Sponsored by the History & Political Science Department). (UG)


HST 105: Introduction to World History I: From Antiquity to 1500

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. The two-course world history sequence focuses on the peoples, forces and ideas that have shaped the way individuals have experienced (and still do experience) the world. The course's perspective is global and focuses on the origins and development, geographical context, and interactions of world cultures. In this course, we will focus on two key themes of early world history: 1) the ways in which different cultures emerged in response to the demands of their environmental surroundings; and 2) the ways in which different peoples began to increasingly interact with one another by 1500. . (UG)


HST 106: Introduction to World History II: From 1500

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. The two-course world history sequence focuses on the peoples, forces and ideas that have shaped the way individuals have experienced (and still do experience) the world. The course's perspective is global and focuses on the origins and development, geographical context, and interactions of world cultures. In this course, we will focus on two key themes of modern world history: 1) the ways in which global connections have developed; and 2) the ways in which different peoples at different times have resisted globalization, instead seeking to preserve their distinct cultural traditions. (UG)


HST 107: Revolutionary Principles: the History Of the Declaration of Independence

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving. This course traces the development of modern ideas about natural rights and freedoms within the US and the world from 1776 to the recent past. Through examining replies to the Declaration, we will study the way that groups and liberation movements in the US and throughout the world have adapted the foundational ideas of the Declaration in different political and temporal contexts. (UG)


HST 108: Ancient Aliens: History, Archaeology and Pseudo-Science

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving; Information Literacy. Why do people continue to come up with theories about ancient civilizations, aliens coming to earth, lost civilizations, apocalypses, conspiracies? Why do these theories remain popular? This course introduces critical, scientific thinking by examining some of the many pseudo-scientific and uncritical readings of the ancient world. Students will learn about ancient history and archaeology while exploring fantastic archaeology, hoaxes, alien builders, lost empires, and sites believed to have mysterious powers. (UG)


HST 125: Historical Approaches to Contemporary Problems: Domestic Affairs

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course attempts to deepen understanding of contemporary issues in American society by studying their historical evolution. We will examine the events and impact of contested economic, political, social, and cultural issues in the U.S. since the 1960s. Major topics include the impact of foreign policy on domestic affairs; the civil rights movement; the women's movements; the New Left; liberation movements; Watergate; the rise of modern conservatism; and the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s. (UG)


HST 137: African American History

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. A study of the African American experience in America. The course will explore African origins and cultural influences and examine the social and political significance of African Americans in American history. (UG)


HST 206: Communism, Fascism & Democracy in 20th Century Europe

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course deals with the story of Europe during the tumultuous 20th century. While we will focus much of our attention on political, economic and diplomatic developments; considerable time will be devoted to social and cultural phenomena as well. (UG)


HST 211: Introduction to Public History

3 Credit Hour(s)

This survey course introduces students to the field of public history - how historians make history come alive for the general public. Among areas covered will be the role of historians in museums, historical societies, archives, historic preservation, government and business organizations, and other non-academic careers. Students will explore effective exhibit design and presentation of history to the public through museum visits and class projects. (UG)


HST 215: Introduction to Women's Studies

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Cross-listed as WST 215. This course is an interdisciplinary overview of the language, concepts, and issues in the field of Women's Studies. We will explore the construction of gender by focusing upon the intersection of race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and religion in shaping women's lives, and will look at women's efforts to define their identities through work, creative activity, and through feminism. (UG)


HST 216: History of Medieval Europe: 300 - 1400

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course will focus on five specific developments: 1) the transition from the Roman world to the medieval world; 2) the emergence of several distinct cultures within the territories of the old Roman empire; 3) the key role played by religion in the various medieval cultures; 4) the burst of creative energy and economic expansion associated with the High Middle Ages; and 5) the crises of the 14th century (church schism, the Black Death, etc.) that devastated medieval Europe. (UG)


HST 220: American History to 1877

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course, an introduction to American civilization from the age of exploration and colonization through the Civil War and Reconstruction, focuses on central themes and issues in the development of American society and institutions by raising questions about human values, economic growth, institutional change, cultural development, and political democracy in the American past. Major themes include: exploration and colonization; life in early America; the creation of a slave society; colonial America and the British empire; the establishment of representative government; the American Revolution; establishing a new nation; the era of Andrew Jackson; the first industrial revolution; social and cultural life in the early republic; expansion and sectional crisis; and the Civil War and Reconstruction. Offered Each Year (Fall). (UG)


HST 221: American History From 1877 to Present

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course seeks to have students gain a perspective on the position of the United States among the nations of the world and on the controversies and agreements among Americans concerning the desired attributes of their own culture, government, and ideals. Major themes include: conquest of the West; the Populist movement; the creation of the Jim Crow system; industrialization and its effects on the American society, economy, and political processes; immigration and urbanization; the American Empire; Progressivism and the struggle for social justice; World War I; social changes of the 1920s, the Great Depression, and the New Deal; World War II; post-war affluence and social change, the Cold War and anti-communism; the liberal state; minorities and civil rights; the Vietnam era; the New Right and neo-conservatism; and the recent past. (UG)


HST 224: History of the Byzantine World

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course introduces students to the history of the Byzantine Empire. This course focuses on the following key features of Byzantine history: 1) the transformation of the Roman Empire into the Byzantine; 2) the role of the Byzantine church in political and cultural affairs; 3) the interaction of Byzantium with the other heirs of Rome: medieval Islam and medieval Western Christendom; and 4) the influence of Byzantium on neighboring states that interacted with Byzantium, especially Kievan Rus. (UG)


HST 225: The Indian Ocean in World History

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills Core Competencies: Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, This course covers the history of the Indian Ocean world, from the East African Coast to Southeast Asia, from the beginning of ancient maritime trade to the twentieth century, paying particular attention to the Islamic period. We will look at how movement in and around the ocean for purposes of trade, travel, and pilgrimage created a rich multi-cultural environment. We will examine how trade and religious networks connected people, and at how people throughout the region adopted and adapted new religions and cultures. In addition to syntheses of Indian Ocean history and modern histories, we will read primary sources, including accounts of individuals who traveled in the Indian Ocean. Students are encouraged to think about major historical processes and to develop critical and analytical skills: evaluating evidence, analyzing written and visual documents, developing and presenting an argument and supporting evidence in writing. (UG)


HST 228: Multicultural Poland: History and Public Memory

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Moral & Ethical Discernment; Affective Awareness. This course focuses on the multicultural legacy in Poland, especially the historic region of Galicia. This course also requires students to consider the complex interplay of history and memory in Poland, especially as it relates to World War I, the interwar period, and World War II. (UG)


HST 229: History and Film

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. This course uses film as the primary lens to understand historical issues from around the world. Individual instructors will select films that connect thematically to a unifying topic that provides focus for the class. Topics may be geographical/regional (ex: Middle East), may focus on a chronological era (ex: 20th century), or may be thematic (ex: war and peace). Films chosen for this course will be selected to facilitate discussion of the theme of the course and will be contextualized to the time/place of the film's setting and also the time/place of its creation. (UG)


HST 230: Problems of the Third World

3 Credit Hour(s)

The growing consciousness of the developing nations (LDC's) and their relationship with the advanced capitalist nations (First World) has been a major development of the post World War II period. While the term Third World was originally a political designation, it now implies certain economic and cultural characteristics. This course is designed to acquaint the student with many of the economic, political, social and international problems faced by these nations, while exploring the historical roots of these problems. (UG)


HST 232: Migration & Diaspora in US

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course examines the history of immigration, migration, and diaspora communities in the United States from 1800-the present. Three overarching themes guide this course: the movement of peoples to the US and some of the major migratory movements of peoples within the US; the relationship between American ideas concerning citizenship and immigration and the experiences of immigrants within the US in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries; and the evolving governmental policies towards immigration from throughout this period. The course addresses what draws people to the United States, what pushes them to leave their countries of origin, and how the United States has been shaped by immigrants and diaspora communities.(UG) (UG)


HST 233: Nomads, Mystics, Conquerors: Cultural History of the Premodern Islamic World

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course covers the cultural history of the Islamic world from the 7th to 15th centuries, from the beginning of Islam through the Mongol conquests. We will read a variety of primary sources, from popular stories to literary works of the courts, including foundational texts of Islam, mystical writings, poetry, histories of conquest, and travel narratives. We will examine the culture of the Islamic world from its origins in Arabia through its interactions with the diverse cultures it encountered as it grew to become a vast empire, in order to understand the variety of beliefs, ideas and practices within the Islamic world. (UG)


HST 237: European Intellectual History From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course introduces students to the key elements of modern European society that began to emerge during the period from the Renaissance to the age of Napoleon. In this course, we will focus on the following key developments: 1) the Renaissance; 2) the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Reformation; 3) the rise of the modern system of European states; 4) the creation of the Atlantic economy; 5) the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment; 6) the global rivalries of the European colonial powers; and 7) the French Revolution and its legacy. (UG)


HST 248: Ancient Mediterranean World

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course introduces students to the various cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world. The course is divided into four sections: 1) the origins of Mediterranean civilizations, including the history of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt; 2) the Greek cultural expansion from the classical period through the Hellenistic age; 3) the history of Rome from the foundations of the republic to the fall of the empire; and 4) the rise of Christianity as a cultural phenomenon in the Mediterranean world. (UG)


HST 304: Modern China

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses primarily on twentieth century China and will include the Revolution of 1911, the rise of the Kuomintang or Nationalist Party, and China since the Communist victory in 1949. Students will be encouraged to make their own evaluations regarding the Maoist regime, U.S.-Chinese relations in the twentieth century and the Chinese relationship with Third World nations. (UG)


HST 308: Modern Latin America

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. A course to acquaint the student with significant historical and cultural developments in Latin America since independence (political instability, economic underdevelopment, class conflict, anti-clericalism, militarism, and the relationship with the United States). Select countries such as Brazil, Argentina and Cuba will be emphasized; however, a topical rather than a country-by-country approach will generally be followed. (UG)


HST 309: Introduction to the History of American Women

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as WST 309. This course surveys the social, political, and economic history of American women from the colonial era to the present. The class places particular emphasis on the ways in which women's experiences have been shaped by such factors as race, class, and ethnicity, as well as by gender. Prerequisites: None, but upper division status, or foundational coursework in history or women's studies, is highly recommended. (UG)


HST 312: Sub-Saharan Africa

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of essential historical and cultural background necessary for understanding contemporary problems of Sub-Saharan Africa. Emphasis is placed on pre-selected countries: Nigeria, Zaire, Ghana and the Republic of South Africa. (UG)


HST 315: History of Political and Social Theory

3 Credit Hour(s)

Students will analyze key problems in political philosophy by reading original works by thinkers who have influenced our own political discourse today. (UG)


HST 317: The Middle East

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course covers the major social, cultural, political and economic developments in the history of the modern Middle East, from the end of the Ottoman Empire to the present. (UG)


HST 319: 20th Century Russia and Eastern Europe

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course explores the nature of communism in Russia and Eastern Europe, the reasons for the collapse of communist regimes, and the transition to the post-communist era. We begin by examining how communist governments gained control in Russia and Eastern Europe, the nature of communist rule, and the crisis confronted by various regimes. In addition, we explore the nature of the Cold War and the ideological struggle between state and society, the democratization of politics, the problems of ethnic conflict, and changing relations with the West. (UG)


HST 324: Issues in Global Environmental History

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. This course deals with several key aspects of environmental history: 1) humankind's impact on the environment as we attempt to alter our natural surroundings; 2) various philosophical and religious concepts of the environment and humankind's place in the natural world; 3) European global expansion and the impact of this ecological imperialism on indigenous peoples and ecologies; 4) the modern green movement; and 5) global environment crises and their impact on domestic affairs and international relations. (UG)


HST 325: Cultural History of Poland

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration; Writing Intensive. Cross-listed as IND 325. Students are introduced to the history of Polish culture. This survey course will focus primarily on cultural developments, but students will also learn about key political, economic, and social developments in Polish history. (UG)


HST 326: Culture Wars: Social and Political Conflict in Recent US History

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking; Moral & Ethical Discernment. This course explores the influence of the culture wars both historically and in contemporary American society and politics during the 20th and early 21st centuries. We will trace the historical roots of recent debates over culture while also analyzing and evaluating historical claims about past events. The course heavily emphasizes events and developments since the 1960s, although we also examine issues and themes from early American history and the early 20th century through such topics as religion, science, urbanization, immigration and assimilation, race relations, changing gender roles, and sexual behavior as represented in cultural and political history. Offered as Needed. (UG)


HST 331: History Research Methods and Historiography

3 Credit Hour(s)

Writing Intensive. Students will learn about how historians conduct research and write history. Classes are conducted in seminar format. Class discussions focus on research skills and strategies and the intensive study of a wide variety of historical writings. This course is part of a capstone requirement for History majors and History & Political Science majors (including Adolescent Ed and Environmental Specialization); non-majors may also enroll. (UG)


HST 333: Labor & the Working Class in American Histroy

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Intregration; Critical Thinking and Problem Soloving. This course explores the American labor history from the 1600s to the present, including the experience of work, labor activism, and the development of working-class consciousness. A major theme of this course explores the way industrialization has shaping work life and culture, transforming concepts of work and social mobility. We also examine workers' efforts to improve their circumstances through collective action, including strikes, unionization, and political mobilization, and the ways that such factors as racial, ethnic, gender, class, and cultural identity have shaped the history of labor. (UG)


HST 345: Cultural History of Russia

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Writing Intensive. Cross-listed as IND 345. This course introduces students to select themes in the Russian cultural tradition. The peoples of Russia have engaged actively with other cultures in Europe and Asia for over a millennium. We will explore how a distinct Russian culture has emerged, with special emphases on the following developments: the introduction of Christianity; the Mongol Yoke; the Europeanization of Muscovite Russia; the cultural splendor of the Russian empire during the reign of Catherine II; the flourishing of Russian literary culture under an absolutist regime during the Golden Age of the mid-19th century; and Russia's role in the birth of Modernism at the end of the tsarist era. (UG)


HST 416: Internship in Public History

3 Credit Hour(s)

Encouraged for students who are pursuing a public history minor. Prerequisite: HST 211. (UG)



Interdisciplinary

IND 101: Sustainable and Critical Relationships

3 Credit Hour(s)

Introduces freshmen students to the rich complexities of college education. It provides an extended orientation during which students are introduced to the meaning and value of a liberal arts education; learn to successfully adapt to the academic, personal and social complexities of college life; develop important social relationships with other students and with the broader campus community and learn to access important campus resources that support students' academic achievement as well as their physical and mental health. Along with this orientation, students will begin a journey of intellectual, aesthetic, moral and ethical self-reflection and growth. The primary intent of the course is to facilitate students' abilities to analyze knowledge from disparate sources and to enhance critical thinking skills. (UG)


IND 104: The Human Place in Nature: An Introduction to Global Environmental History

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Civic Responsibility; Moral & Ethical Discernment. Cross-listed as HST 104. In this course, we will focus on different patterns of human responses to environmental challenges and identify ways in which they have changed over time. Whether discussing events from the 15th century in South America or events in the 20th century in China, you will be challenged to understand individual and collective behaviors in their social, cultural, political, and economic contexts. Unlike many history courses, we additionally provide special attention to the natural setting and the religious, ethical, and aesthetic responses to various environmental challenges. This course highlights several key aspects of environmental history: 1) humankind's impact on the environment as we have attempted to alter our natural surroundings; 2) various moral and ethical perspectives about the environment and humankind's place in the natural world; 3) the role that nature has played in various aesthetic visions; 4) modern environmental crisis and their political impact; and 5) the modern green movement as a grassroots call for social justice in response to environmental degradation. (Sponsored by the History & Political Science Department). (UG)


IND 107: Major and Career Discovery

3 Credit Hour(s)

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IND 114: Creative Community Development

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility; Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as ART-114. This course is designed to engage students in meaningful learning about how the arts are an essential part of our everyday lives and communities. The instructor will engage students in activities that illustrate ways art can be used as a vehicle for community development that seeks to improve community members' well being. The instructor will introduce students to local, national, and international artists, programs, and organizations that are using the arts to positively promote community development and support community members. Students will learn how arts communities (1) are conceived, (2) identify community concerns, (2) plan and use the arts as a way to address those concerns, (3) are funded, and (4) assess their work. The course will connect the arts, healthcare, education, community/cultural development, and civic responsibility/engagement. (UG)


IND 120: Introduction to Global Studies

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course will introduce students to the various aspects of global interaction that characterize our world today. While our focus is on the 20th and 21st centuries, we will also discuss deeper historical contexts for the economic, political, and cultural challenges posed by globalizing forces in earlier eras. (Sponsored by the History & Political Science Department.) (UG)


IND 121: Introduction to Global Studies

2 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency:Contextual Competency. This course will introduce students to the various aspects of global interaction and exchanges in economics, politics, and culture that characterize our world today. In addition to exploring competing conceptions of globalization, the interdisciplinary field of global studies addresses issues such as international organizations, human rights, the global environment, population and consumption, infectious disease, gender, global media, conflict and peace. (UG)


IND 123: Introduction to Sustainable Communities

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SUST 123. Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Students will be introduced to economic, environmental and social sustainability, and evaluate local communities using sustainable criteria. Research will be reviewed on model sustainable communities: locally, nationally and internationally. Students will visit representative sites in Buffalo and participate in community meetings and lectures. (Sponsored by the BA Global and Local Sustainability program.) (UG)


IND 125: Introduction to Visual Literacy

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Information Literacy; Communication Skills. Cross listed as CA 125. In 2015, editors of the study Looking and Learning: Visual Literacy across the Disciplines published the following statement: The mechanics of vision are so apparently familiar as to be misleading. Vision is the primary way sighted individuals gather information about the world. More than a third of the human brain is devoted to the process of seeing, and much of this process is automatic, efficient, and largely effortless. Yet vision is not a passive process.2 Whereas educational environments have focused largely on the interpretation of text, in a world increasingly saturated with imagery the ability to accurately and effectively read images is more crucial than ever. The first course in a sequence of three, IND 125 will prepare students to recognize, understand and describe imagery and its manipulations. (UG)


IND 203: Peer Mentoring: Theory

1 Credit Hour(s)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Learning Community I. Fulfills one credit for training (IND 203) applicable to core competency: Civic Responsibility; and an additional 2 credits toward Civic Responsibility if/when student spends a semester as a Peer Mentor. May be used toward fulfillment of 3-credit hour Service Learning requirement in the Core. Course prepares students to act as mentors in the Peer Mentor Program in support of Learning Community 1. It can also prepare students to act as mentors in other departments and programs as they develop within the college community. (UG)


IND 205: Peer Mentoring: Practicum

2 Credit Hour(s)

Requires (prerequisite) successful completion of IND 203. Applicable to core competency: Civic Responsibility: 2 credits toward Civic Responsibility if/when student successfully completes a semester as a Peer Mentor. May be used toward fulfillment of 3-credit hour Service Learning requirement in the Core. Course prepares students to act as mentors in the Peer Mentor Program in support of Learning Community 1. It can also prepare students to act as mentors in other departments and programs as they develop within the college community. (UG)


IND 209: Campus Environmental Service Learning

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students engage in a semester-long campus project that addresses sustainability of the campus environment. Students conduct a needs assessment, decide on a project (or continue on a previously developed project), create an action plan and actively participate in implementing the plan. Projects will vary depending on student interest and faculty expertise. Possible projects could include a campus energy audit, recycling plan, and campus beautification. (Sponsored by the Natural Sciences Department.) (UG)


IND 210: Romantic Impulse

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Focus upon man's search for an all-encompassing theory of the universe and how circumstances and events influenced that search and modified the theory within a discrete time period. Beginning in the Romanesque period of the Middle Ages and culminating in the 19th century Romantic movement, the course will examine music, painting, sculpture, poetry, politics, philosophy, technology, and science and how each of these adapted to the others as the world and the world-view underwent changes. The term romantic impulse refers to the fact that so many of the necessary changes that occurred did so in accordance with someone's dissatisfaction with the status quo and the feeling that improvements were possible. (Sponsored by the English Department.) (UG)


IND 211: Introduction to Digital Humanities

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Information Literacy.This course introduces ways of exploring the humanities-literature, art, music, history, philosophy, religion and language-digitally. We will examine how we think, read and write and how we can use digital tools to analyze, visualize, interpret and present information. Sponsored by the History & Political Science Department. (UG)


IND 212: Latino and Latin American Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Moral and Ethical Discernment. This course examines the historical, literary, religious and artistic elements that form the cultures of Spanish-speaking people in the US, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. It is designed to inform students about L/LA cultures and to enable them to appreciate the richness of those cultures and to discern the different ways people of those cultures view themselves and the ways people in the U.S. view them. From understanding and appreciation will come an awareness of the many factors that create a moral and ethical framework that may be different from one's own, yet still be moral and ethical. The course will use historical and contemporary readings as well as literature and film, and to a lesser extent, fine art, to provide a framework for the value systems of Latinos & Latin Americans. (Sponsored by the Modern Language Department.) (UG)


IND 213: Service Learning Through VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Fulfills Service Learning requirement. This course certifies students to participate in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program. Students learn how to prepare basic tax returns for people in the community. Students will prepare returns electronically on software provided by the IRS. The students will prepare daily journals reflecting their experience with a diverse group of taxpayers. Students will be required to write an essay on a current tax topic (Sponsored by the Accounting and Information Systems Department.) Prerequisite: ACC 318. (UG)


IND 214: Environmental Education in the Community

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Given input from targeted community members, students will develop, facilitate, and participate in a local environmental action project within a community educational setting (e.g., school, nature center, museum, community center). Through this experience, students will develop an awareness of the value of intergenerational community health and working towards common goals as well as an understanding of life-long civic responsibility. Examples of possible projects include school yard habitat projects (rain gardens, tree planting), butterfly gardens, vegetable gardens, energy audits and energy saving programs. Can be substituted for PHI 232 for Education majors with permission of Department Chair. (Sponsored by the Education Department). (UG)


IND 215: Service Learning for Refugee Studies

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Fulfills Service Learning requirement. This course will give students the opportunity to examine the issues of refugees from the global perspective. Students from various disciplines will be able to study refugees from the historical, political, legal, social, cultural, language, health, psychological, religious, and educational perspectives, among others. Potential topics to be explored include but are not limited to: the concepts of US citizenship, political asylum, role of IOs & NGOs, US Immigration policies, oral history, cross cultural education, refugees & US government/courts/agencies, voting, roles of: social workers, counselors, refugee agencies, groups and communities, as well as civic engagement, among others. Students will engage in a semester long off campus service project which addresses the study of refugees locally and globally. (Sponsored by the History & Political Science Department). (UG)


IND 216: Women's Worlds: Global Issues in Women's Studies

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as WST 216. Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking; Moral & Ethical Discernment. This course examines the impact of global and transnational issues in shaping women's lives, historically and currently. While centering our analysis on the lives of women, we will study traditional roles in families and communities, reproductive rights, sexuality, capitalist economic development and poverty, the world of work, women's place in the environment, education, political participation, transnational movements of people and ideas, feminism, and human rights policies related to women. Sponsored by the History & Political Science Department. (UG)


IND 217: Women and Girls in Literatre and Film

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as WST 217. Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Moral & Ethical Discernment. This course will introduce short stories, poetry, biographical work and film by and/or about women in various cultures. We will look at how geography, religion, class, education, political events and family roles affect the lives and destinies of women in the world today. While we will see great challenges throughout the world we will also focus on the great progress being made toward gender equality. Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages. (UG)


IND 219: 20th Century Film, Society and Ideology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course will examine a number of varied films from the 1930's to the end of the century in terms of text and technique. It will also examine film and the film industry as an institution of cultural validation within and challenges to modern society. It will also highlight how various films and their creators either support or confront society's dominant political and social ideologies, in terms of genre, genre criticism, and auteur theory. (Sponsored by the English Department.) (UG)


IND 220: Art & Architecture of the Middle East

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Contextual Integregation;Cross listed as ART 220. The Middle East is one of the most historically and culturally significant parts of the world. This course is a survey of the art and architecture of this region from ancient to modern eras. Students will become acquainted with the aesthetic concerns of the Middle East's periods, cultures, and religions through two and three-dimensional artifacts. Since the Middle East is also known as the Cradle of Civilization we will first look at artifacts from Mesopotamia (Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, etc.). Islamic art and architecture will also be given particular attention, addressing mosque architecture, calligraphy, and painting and how they visually express the concerns of Islam. Although the focus will primarily be on art objects, significant discussion will take place on the stereotypes of the Middles East constructed through Western works of art from the 19th and 20th century. The course will conclude by looking at recent artists from the Middle East and how they have used art to address and deconstruct stereotypes. (UG)


IND 230: Refugees Tell Their Stories

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Fulfills Service Learning requirement.In this course students work with a refugee resettlement organization to help introduce newly arrived refugees to Buffalo. Students interview an individual or family about their experiences in their home country and the United States. In class, students read about the challenges refugees face and learn methods for oral history and digital storytelling, which they use to create a digital story as their final project. (UG)


IND 231: Reaching Refugees

3 Credit Hour(s)

In this course students will have the opportunity to promote literacy among refugee children and adults in our community from countries such as Burma (Myanmar), Somalia, Nepal, and Bhutan, among many others. In class students will learn about the numerous challenges refugees face and read literature written by refugee authors. Reflections connecting our readings and discussions with experiences in the field will be a key component of the course. This course fulfills the Service Learning requirement and Civic Responsibility core competency. (UG)


IND 232: Service Learning to Promote Sustainable Communities

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Fulfills Service Learning requirement. This course challenges students to explore the concepts of citizenship, civic engagement, and sustainability as well as their own roles in society. Students engage in semester long off-campus projects that address community needs. Students conduct a needs assessment, decide on a project or continue on a previously developed project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. Possible projects may include literacy projects such as tutoring children in after-school programs, cross-cultural education projects with global refugees, and community development efforts in underserved neighborhoods. (Sponsored by the BA Global and Local Sustainability program.) (UG)


IND 233: History and Politics of Poverty and Homelessness

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Fulfills Service Learning requirement. This course will examine the public issues of poverty and homelessness in America, as well as globally. It will combine academic study with Service Learning experience in the local community, as a point of departure for students' awareness and intervention strategies to combat the impacts of poverty and homeless as a public issue. Students will devote four hours per week to community service. In addition, students will conduct a community needs assessment, decide on a project, and actively participate in implementing the plan.(Sponsored by the History & Political Science Department). (UG)


IND 235: Learning Through Service: Individuals, Societies, and Social Equity

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. This course will investigate the causes and consequences of social inequity in the U.S., focusing on disparities linked to gender, race, class, and disability (with particular focus on issues pertaining to the specific learning sites students are participating in). Taking a perspective that aims for greater social justice, students will learn to analyze contexts, individual and communal implications, and current and possible solutions for identified problems (How did we get here? Are the solutions beneficial and to whom? What is the connection between individual action and social systems?). We will focus our analysis on the growing disparity between those who have access to well-funded institutions/programs versus those who do not. In doing so, we will analyze the role of larger socio-economic systems, our own social location, and historical developments that contributed to the current social inequity in the Buffalo region. (UG)


IND 248: International Service Learning

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. May also be taken as IND 348 or 448, as determined by student's standing. Students will perform service in another country in a variety of settings, such as schools, community organizations, and social service agencies. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Consultation with the International Studies Program advisor is required. This course may be taken up to three times for credit.(Sponsored by the Modern Language Department.) (UG)


IND 256: The American Identity

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. What do you have in common with Christopher Columbus, Wilma Mankiller, Spike Lee, Amy Tan, Madam C. J. Walker, Lee Iacocca, Goyathlay, Cesar Chavez, Albert Einstein, I.M. Pei? The American Identity will examine the on-going process of Americanization of six racial/ethnic/religious groups: Native-, African-, European-, Jewish-, Asian-, and Hispanic-Americans. Through full-length films, film clips, readings, political cartoons and discussion we will explore Native American property rights, the Anglo-Saxon power structure, Africans as non-immigrants, anti-semitism, the impact of WWII, Korea and Vietnam on perceptions of Asians, the English Only movement and more. We will tackle the stereotypes and realities of how we see ourselves and how others see us. (UG)


IND 275: History of Art: Ancient-Medieval

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness; Writing Intensive. Art History 275 will acquaint students with two and three - dimensional artifacts from the Paleolithic to Gothic eras. The primary focus will be to determine the relationship between aesthetics and the various cultural and historical factors of each time period. (UG)


IND 285: History of Art: Renaissance-Modern

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. IND 285 will acquaint students with two and three-dimensional artifacts from the Renaissance to Modern eras. Works of art will be discussed for their historical and religious context, artistic innovations, and social engagement. Prerequisite: CMP 101. (UG)


IND 315: Perspectives on Blacks & Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Moral and Ethical Discernment. Writing Intensive; This course will explore Black culture and education from its beginnings to the present. It will emphasize the unique development of Black culture with specific attention paid to the development of and participation in educational systems and formal schooling. This course will also address the socio-political foundation of the American schooling system, the impact of schools and education, and implications for African Americans. Students will gain the information that will assist them to understand the historical development of Blacks, the role of education, and implications for the nation. (UG)


IND 322: Alternative and Renewable Energy Issues

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SUST 322. Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking & Creative Problem Solving. This course will introduce students to the history of energy use, current sources of energy used worldwide, energy technologies including those under development, as well as discuss the role of governmental policies and funding in energy use and technological development. (Sponsored by the BA Global and Local Sustainability program.) (UG)


IND 325: Introduction to Polish Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration; Writing Intensive. Cross-listed as HST 325. Students are introduced to the history of Polish culture. This survey course will focus primarily on cultural developments, but students will also learn about key political, economic, and social developments in Polish history. (Sponsored by the History & Political Science Department). (UG)


IND 326: Green Buildings

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SUST 326. Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Affective Awareness. This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of green building design through the use of Daemen's buildings as experimental laboratories. The US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification system will be used as a guide to investigate and discuss construction site selection and protection, building energy-efficient features, water conservation strategies, indoor environmental quality and materials and resources used in buildings. (Sponsored by the BA Global and Local Sustainability program.) (UG)


IND 328: The Image of Women in Art and Media

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Cross-listed as WST 328. This course addresses the ways in which women have been represented visually (painting, sculpture, film, advertising). The examination will examine both historical prototypes and contemporary examples. Among the issues we will discuss in an open forum are: the depiction of women from both a masculine and feminine vantage point, how the feminist agenda has been perceived in contemporary culture to condone sexualization and objectification, and how the image conveys assumptions and knowledge. (Sponsored by the Visual and Performing Arts Department.) (UG)


IND 330: Italian Arts and Culture: Study Abroad

3 Credit Hour(s)

Italian Arts and Culture: Study Abroad (in Florence and Rome) is an abbreviated study abroad experience. Students will attend classes on Daemen's Main Campus prior to departing for a one-week travel experience. While in Italy, students will tour museums and architectural sites, while being exposed to new cultural contexts. Individual research on-site will provide the basis for the second half of the semester back in Buffalo. Students will complete and present projects based on a site, historical event or artist. Subsequent semester may focus on different Italian cities as the basis for the semester study. (UG)


IND 334: Non-Western Art & Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course is a survey of art, literature, and religion from Africa, India, Japan and China. It will examine the products of these individual cultures, and discuss how they relate to contemporary historical events and philosophical or religious trends. Although the focus will be primarily on art objects, significant discussions will take place on related historical or religious themes, and other examples of this expression (i.e. literature, music, etc.) Among the issues discussed in the course are: the colonization of non-western cultures, the implications of the word primitive, and the diverging belief systems of Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. (Sponsored by the Visual and Performing Arts Department.) (UG)


IND 338: Food and Agriculture Issues

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SUST 338. Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. The course integrates the science associated with food production with the social, political and economic issues influencing agriculture, food processing, distribution and access, safety and policy. Current and future use of sustainable practices in agriculture, labor and immigration issues and global food distribution will be discussed. (Sponsored by the BA Global and Local Sustainability program.) (UG)


IND 340: Community Mural Painting

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. This course will challenge students to explore the art of painting and its ability to actively engage and contribute to diverse communities. Students will engage in a semester long service learning project whose final goal will be a completed public mural. The course will be simultaneously an introduction to basic painting techniques and brainstorming dialogue and instruction with community members with whom the class will collaboratively create a mural. The course will involve class painting exercises, in-class discussions, 60 hours of service, and written and photographic journaling. (Sponsored by the Visual and Performing Arts Department.) (UG)


IND 344: Sustainable Business Practices

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration; Moral and Ethical Discernment. Cross-listed as BA 344 or SUST 344. This course will introduce the concepts of sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility. Sustainable business is a paradigm shift from a management style of maximizing profit at any cost. Sustainable business aims to restore and maintain environmental quality and develop social equity, while pursuing long term profitability. (Sponsored by the BA Global and Local Sustainability program.) Prerequisites: Sophomore status or permission of instructor. (UG)


IND 345: Introduction to Russian Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Writing Intensive. Cross-listed as HST 345. This course introduces students to select themes in the Russian cultural tradition. The peoples of Russia have engaged actively with other cultures in Europe and Asia for over a millennium. We will explore how a distinct Russian culture has emerged, with special emphases on the following developments: the introduction of Christianity; the Mongol Yoke; the Europeanization of Muscovite Russia; the cultural splendor of the Russian empire during the reign of Catherine II; the flourishing of Russian literary culture under an absolutist regime during the Golden Age of the mid-19th century; and Russia's role in the birth of Modernism at the end of the tsarist era. (Sponsored by the History & Political Science Department). (UG)


IND 348: International Service Learning

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. May also be taken as IND 248 or 448, as determined by student's standing. Students will perform service in another country in a variety of settings, such as schools, community organizations, and social service agencies. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Consultation with the International Studies Program advisor is required. This course may be taken up to three times for credit.(Sponsored by the Modern Language Department.) (UG)


IND 351: Urban Planning and Community Development

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Civic Responsibility. Cross-listed as SUST 351. This course will introduce the theories of urban design, history of urban development, decline and rebirth, and the roles that all stakeholders play in developing sustainable communities. (Sponsored by the BA Global and Local Sustainability program.) Prerequisites: Sophomore status. (UG)


IND 398: International Experiential Learning

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course provides students and faculty an opportunity for short-term experiential learning in a foreign country. This course is designed to provide students with background information such as history, art, culture, language, social mores,economy, environment, design, etc of another country so that a faculty-lead student group can apply classroom learning during a short-term stay in that country (defined as less than a semester). The focus of the course may be fully interdisciplinary or specifically focused on one aspect of the other nation. (UG)


IND 412: Social Entrepreneurship

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Critical Thinking & Creative Problem Solving; Information Literacy; fulfills Research and Presentation requirement; Writing Intensive. This course introduces the student to the field of social entrepreneurship which focuses on creating long-term, sustainable change and impact through mission driven profit and non-profit ventures. The course will familiarize students with major social entrepreneurs and the challenges that they faced in growing their ventures from an idea to a fully mature organization or company. In addition, the course will encourage students to consider ventures within the context of social problems in areas such as education, community development, economic stability, health and other current issues. Prerequisites: Senior status and permission of academic advisor. (Sponsored by the Accounting and Information Systems Department.) (UG)


IND 443: Senior Project

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy; Research and Presentation requirement; Writing Intensive. This course is intended for students whose major is Individualized Studies, and whose program has been approved. (UG)


IND 448: International Service Learning

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. May also be taken as IND 248 or 348, as determined by student's standing. Students will perform service in another country in a variety of settings, such as schools, community organizations, and social service agencies. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Consultation with the International Studies Program advisor is required. This course may be taken up to three times for credit.(Sponsored by the Modern Language Department.) (UG)



Leadership and Innovation

LEAD 300: : Creative Leadership: Integrating Leadership Theory Into Practice

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed for undergraduate students interested in leadership and/or entrepreneurial studies. Entrepreneurism curricula is enriched when students understand and apply practices and principles from the disciplines of creativity and leadership. Students will be introduced to leadership theory and concepts through the lens of creativity. Students will learn what it means to be an effective leader and how to develop their leadership skills. Students will explore and sharpen divergent and convergent thinking skills and understand creativity as a skill that operates holistically in all aspects of learning, life, and leadership. The course provides tools, techniques, and experiences designed to increase awareness of and effective use of these skills in a problem solving schema. Students will recognize and nurture their own creative potential and growth in creative problem solving and apply this knowledge to real world problems. Student reflection will be framed through phases of the experiential learning model to foster student capacity for critical thinking. Instructional methods include reading, lecture, and experiential learning. Prerequisites: Majors, Leadership & Entrepreneurship in the Arts, or permission of instructor. (UG)


LEAD 502: Leadership and Organizational Ethics, Values and Social Environment

3 Credit Hour(s)

Effective leadership encompasses the ability to understand, rationalize, and apply ethical principles in the decision making process. This course focuses on the influence of sound moral reasoning in achieving appropriate parameters of conduct that benefits the individual, the institution, as well as the larger community. Class lectures are forged around a participatory process wherein each student is required to present an in depth analysis of ethical issues common in everyday activities. Through the use of selective material and reading, core ethical dilemmas are explored for the purpose of assisting the student in recognizing the pervasiveness of ethics in our quest for effective leadership. Prerequisite: Majors only or by permission of instructor. (GR)


LEAD 514: Leadership and Community: Empowerment, Collaboration, and Dialogue

3 Credit Hour(s)

Students experience a leadership immersion in an organizational setting. Through this experience they gain an appreciation and understanding of the leadership processes of empowerment, collaboration, strategy, and dialogue; this occurs in an organizational context and provides students the experience of understanding the internal and external forces that create change and transform organizations, communities, and systems. Emphasis is given to understanding the processes of leadership focusing on individual and group development, social capital, strategy, organizational mission, vision, and values, structures of collaboration, problem solving, and dialogue. For this course, the student will work individually to become knowledgeable about an agency, business, or community group (identified below as practice setting). The student will apply action research methods to become knowledgeable about the practice setting. By spending time with various leaders within the practice setting, the student will become increasingly sensitive to the culture of the practice setting. In collaboration with their organizational host, the student will identify a goal/problem within the practice setting and develop a mini-project. Drawing on foundational theories relating to organizational behavior, leadership style, decision-making, and problem solving, the student will become familiar with the communication and decision making mechanisms already in place within the practice setting to develop and/or enhance the organization's competitive advantage. The remainder of the course will be spent on activating appropriate resources to meet mutually agreed upon goals. Upon completion of this course, students will be well prepared based on best practices and theoretical leadership knowledge acquired in the program to undertake leadership roles/positions in various organizations, agencies, communities, businesses/international corporations, or Non-Governmental Organizations. Prerequisite: Majors only. (GR)


LEAD 515: The Business of Leadership: Financial, Organizational and Cultural

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course examines financial administrative tools and leadership techniques as they apply to a variety of organizations. Financial accounting and financial reporting concepts are introduced as important analysis and planning tools. The course covers the basic financial statements including the balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, and notes to financial statements. Analytical procedures, budgeting cost concepts, and ratio analysis are also examined to evaluate profitability, liquidity, and solvency of organizations in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. An additional component of the course addresses the changing nature of the marketplace and explores the implications and ramifications for leadership. Cultural considerations are woven through the managerial topics of planning and organizing for domestic and global organizations. This course includes common business processes and skills, such as innovative problem solving, negotiation, and effective presentations. Teaching methods include role-plays, discussions, case studies, readings, statistical analysis and financial modeling. Prerequisites: Majors only. (GR)


LEAD 525: Leadership in Higher Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course offers a critical examination of leadership within the context of 21st century higher education, with a focus on trends, issues, challenges, and competencies influencing the effective practice of leadership in local, regional, and U.S. colleges and universities. Beginning with a brief history and theoretical foundation of higher education in the United States, the course further explores leadership models and approaches, as well as content in a variety of topic areas related to the leadership and management of higher education institutions including: Organizational administration and governance; finance; strategic planning; community and government relations; student affairs; ethics; and diversity. The course is presented in seminar format and involves a variety of written, online, and oral assignments, and classroom activities. These include individual and group work, presentations, discussions, lecture, and guest speakers. For the final project, students develop a leadership plan for the effective administration and management of a college/ university division or department. Prerequisite: Majors only. (GR)


LEAD 526: Leadership in Business

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on synthesizing the study of ethical and creative leadership into the context of business organizations. The course encourages examination of the leadership demands specific to the business environment as well as personal application of these concepts. Common business processes and skills studied include financial statement analysis, segment analysis, strategic business units, balanced scorecard, budgeting, enterprise resource planning, and acquisition analysis. Demonstrated application of these approaches will be assessed through a strategic business and leadership plan. Special attention is given to the legal and ethical context in the practice of interviewing, selecting, training, promoting, and terminating employees. Teaching methods include lecture, experiential activites, case studies, research, and projects that illuminate the different and often-conflicting factors involved in incorporating financial data in visionary decision-making. Prerequisite: Majors only. (GR)


LEAD 527: Leadership in Social Impact Organizations Specialization

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course expands on the student's understanding of Leadership Theory by applying the theories within the context of Social Impact organizations. Students have the opportunity to learn about the unique aspects of leadership within the social impact sector through guest speakers from the sector. The course engages students in the exploration of complex system issues of social impact organizations such as the role and impact of the Board of Directors, budgetary constraints, and the impact of governmental regulation and funding guidelines. Students are challenged to study these complex issues within the context of the over-arching responsibility of the social impact leader to deliver on the organizational mission while maintaining fiscal viability and sustainability. The course also explores the theory and practice of community-based change. Within this exploration, students consider the level of community engagement necessary for a successful change strategy, the decision-making processes that ensure buy-in and engagement, and the strategies to ensure that the different priorities of various stakeholders are considered in the final decision. Teaching methods include: Lecture; guest speaker presentations; case studies; interviews with non-profit leaders, and small group projects. Prerequisites: Majors and +Plus Pathways: Community Development and Community Health Promotion. (GR)


LEAD 528: Leadership in Health Care Organizations

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the integration of new knowledge, professional leadership practices, critical thinking, and experiential reflection to promote an understanding of the role of leadership in healthcare environments. This course also focuses on the integration of course content from preceding LEAD courses. It promotes discussions of leadership challenges in healthcare and the implementation of evidence-based approaches to developing leadership capacity. The course explores leadership theories, and competencies that promote authentic behavior at all leadership levels. Emphasis is placed on the unique, complex systems within healthcare, and those forces (both internal and external) that impact the decisions of healthcare leaders. The course examines healthy work environments, labor/management relationships, risk management practices, budgetary analysis, regulatory influences, and diversity in the workplace. The course is designed for students preparing to assume the role and duties of a leader, manager, supervisor, officer, or governing board member of a healthcare organization. Teaching methods include lecture, case studies, discourse on current events, special projects, and presentations. Prerequisite: Majors only. (GR)


LEAD 529: Transformational Leadership and Organizational Change

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course examines, in both theoretical and practical terms, the process of organizational change and the critical role that effective self-leadership plays in successfully orchestrating organizational change and in delivering the results required for long-term sustainability. Change is examined at three levels - from the perspective of the individual leader, the impact of change on groups, as well as on the organization. Topics include the organization as a system, patterns of relationships in a hierarchical organization, how individuals create reality through personal frames of reference, Appreciative Inquiry, resistance to change, change as transition, transformational leadership, the change leader's habits and tactics, and change as a structured process. Throughout the course the participants are encouraged to translate the course content to their work experience, both past and future, and to bring their work experience to the course. Learning methodologies include personal reflection and sharing of experiences, case studies, a written project and presentation, completion of leadership/learning log, and extensive reading and dialogue. Prerequisite: Majors only. (GR)


LEAD 530: Modeling, Branding and Marketing Your Leadership

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the individual as a leader and helps build understanding of the value the individual leader brings to his/her professional and personal arenas including how the leader is perceived by stakeholders and customers. Students examine the key elements of positioning, branding, and marketing as well as the economic and motivational drivers in markets. Students refine their vision and mission statements and explore their uniqueness as leaders. They determine their market position as leaders and how their value proposition supports effective leadership and can serve as a leadership tool. Students develop their individual leadership brands and models and use the principles and practices of marketing to develop their individual leadership marketing plan. Learning methodologies include action learning, case and article analysis, personal reflection, and presentation. Prerequisite: Majors only. (GR)


LEAD 540: Research Project/Thesis in Leadership And Innovation I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the first of two courses that focus on research and is a prerequisite to LEAD 541. In this course, students develop a project or thesis through independent study that entails research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member in an area of mutual interest to the student and the faculty member. Student assignments incorporate the collecting and processing of information, statistical inference, risk analysis, qualitative methodologies, and information technology. The course affords an opportunity to study a specific organizational problem or to institute an organizational change. In the second course, LEAD 541, students will complete their project or thesis. Both courses afford students an opportunity to study and approach a specific organizational problem, or to institute an organizational change. Both courses are offered in seminar fashion with an opportunity to explore project/thesis topics, and to examine practical and timely leadership issues. Prerequisite: Majors only. (GR)


LEAD 541: Research Project/Thesis in Leadership And Innovation II

3 Credit Hour(s)

The second section of the research project/thesis consists of completing the thesis. Research support includes collecting and processing information, statistical inference, risk analysis, and information technology. The course affords an opportunity to study and approach a specific organizational problem or to institute an organizational change. While it is expected that LEAD 541 will be completed within the term of enrollment, the course automatically extends one semester to allow completion of the project/thesis. Prerequisite: LEAD 540. (GR)


LEAD 545: Research Guidance

1 Credit Hour(s)

This research guidance course is intended for students finishing their research projects or thesis. Guidance will be provided in the final writing and analysis of student's research activity. This course may be taken up to three times for credit. Prerequisites: Prior enrollment in LEAD 540 and LEAD 541. (GR)


LEAD 560: Capstone Course in Leadership

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is the concluding integrative course of the leadership program. There are three important components of this capstone experience. First is the finalization and testing of each student's personalized model for their on-going leadership. Secondly, peer evaluation and discussion of the thesis or research projects under the direction of the seminar leader takes place. Finally, students present their leadership portfolio reflecting on their development and growth as a leader of change. The course helps individuals develop a renewed sense of self and learn how to foster the development of self-confidence and leadership competence. Individuals assess their core values and finalize a strategic personal leadership plan including a vision and mission statement, to be included in their leadership portfolio. The course helps participants focus attention on their personal creative potential, as well as that of their colleauges and organization. Students gain an appreciation for and understanding of different strategies and tools that help foster creative and leadership potential in others. Teaching methods include student presentation and simulations. Students will be exposed to the concepts of leadership development, personal growth, leading with soul, managing stress, self-management, and working effectively with others in organizational and personal change. Prerequisite: Majors only. (GR)


LEAD 597: Independent Study in Executive Leadership Studies

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

This independent study entails research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member in an area of mutual interest to the student and faculty member. The course offers an opportunity to study a specific organizational problem or area of interest. Prerequisite: Majors only. (GR)



Master of Business Administration

LEAD 500 : Organizational Leadership and Self Development

3 Credit Hour(s)

Drawing on material from various social science disciplines, this foundational course integrates research and self-assessment with the evolving study of leadership. We begin with a historical review of leadership theory, research, and multiple leadership models noting their associated strengths and weaknesses. Students explore the relationship between personality preferences, assumptions, and the behaviors of socially responsible leaders. Topics include theories of group development, motivation, power, authority, disclosure, and feedback. Additional topics include metacognition, self, group, and systems awareness, diversity of style and perspective. Leadership approaches studied include transactional and transformational models; path-goal, contingency, and trait approaches; situational, contingent, values-based, servant, and inclusive leadership as well a social change model. Approaches include diagnostic instruments, role-plays, group work, and case studies. Students create a vision and mission statement with defined goals and personal learning objectives. The leadership portfolio is introduced. Prerequisite: Leadership and Innovation Majors, MBA Majors only, or permission of instructor. (GR)


LEAD 501 : Critical Thinking, Creative Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Methods of Organization Research

3 Credit Hour(s)

The main goal of this course is to provide students with balanced, differentiated thinking skills, and facilitation tools necessary for effective problem solving and decision-making. The course is based on the Osborn-Parnes model of creative problem solving and decision-making which originated in Buffalo and unites a firm understanding of various problem solving methodologies with deliberate creative and critical thinking skills. The course includes the study of the inquiry process appropriate to investigation of organizational climate and group behavior. Topics include divergent, convergent, and systems thinking, group process facilitation, methods of collecting and processing information, clarifying core issues, weighing multiple potential solutions, and developing and implementing an action plan. The organizational processes and skills practiced include identifying complex challenges, data collection, ideation, forecasting, decision-making under uncertainty, and communicating or implementing results. Teaching methods include lecture,experiential activities, case studies, and projects. Also, scientific ways of knowing will be contrasted with more intuitively based decision-making processes, demonstrating the importance of both, when making personal and organizational leadership decisions. During this course, students will be encouraged to apply methodologies to their own experiences, and will engage in facilitation projects designed to allow them to use various methods to aid in the discovery of their own leadership decision-making processes. Prerequisite: LEAD 500, Leadership and Innovation Majors and MBA Majors only. (GR)


LEAD 513 : Developing Leadership Skills: One-on- One Leadership, Conflict Management, and Team Building

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course explores challenges and opportunities for effective leadership at three levels - the individual (both self and those being engaged in one-on-one interactions), the group or team, and the organization or system as a whole. Topics include systems thinking, coaching and feedback, the use and application of standardized assessment tools (including a 360 degree instrument), organizational theory, conflict management, emotional intelligence, leadership styles, and team development. The emphasis throughout the course is on the practical application of leadership theories and models; participants are encouraged and supported in making connections with their real worlds of work, past, present, and future. Significant in-class time of the course is used as a learning laboratory to explore various concepts around self and team leadership. This includes collaboratively setting up a self-directing team and delivering a product to a defined customer. The context for the exploration of leadership at the three levels in LEAD 513 reflects the inherent complexity of organizations and organizational life, and the critical role of the leader in the organization's achievement of results and long-term sustainability. Learning methodologies include personal reflection and sharing of experiences, action learning, a written paper and presentation, completion of leadership/learning log, and extensive reading and dialogue. Prerequisite: LEAD 500, 501, Leadership and Innovation Majors, MBA Majors only (GR)



Literature

LIT 101: Introduction to English Studie

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to introduce students commencing a major in English to the history, traditions, issues, problems, and debates that make up the field. This course will prepare students for subsequent work in the department, providing context for other courses and a crucial grounding in core skills of close reading , research, and writing. (UG)


LIT 112: Approaches to Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. This survey course in literature includes textual analysis of literary works, classic through contemporary, selected from various genres. Writing assignments are based on the readings. CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 113: Literature and the Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

Works of literature and media often present complex depictions of power, the law, and legal issues. In this course we'll look at dystopian fiction, legal history, television, and case studies to examine important questions about surveillance, freedom of speech, individual liberty, and governmental power. (UG)


LIT 201: World Literature I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness, Communication Skills, Moral and Ethical Discernment; Writing Intensive.This course introduces literature from places often left out of traditional English studies. It examines major and minor works from selected global cultures, and gives students a chance to learn about civilizations, genres, and ethical dilemmas as they have arisen in various places and times around the globe. Regions to be studied vary according to semester, and may include a selection from East Asia/Japan, India, The Middle East, Africa, Australia and the Pacific, and the Caribbean. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 202: World Literature II-Myths and Modern Tales

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies:Affective Awareness; Contextual Integration; Communication Skills; Writing Intensive. Myths and Modern Tales introduces influential examples of classical and modern literature. We will read major works of ancient narrative, poetry and drama, with a focus on key mythical figures like Gilgamesh, Odysseus, and Antigone, and we will explore how these stories have been reinterpreted over time. Students will develop a firm understanding of how storytelling has changed in different historical periods, and why certain stories, episodes, and heroes persist across the centuries. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 203: Crown, Sword, and Empire: British Literature to 1800

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Writing Intensive. This course is designed to give the student an understanding and appreciation of the traditions of British literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the early nineteenth-century Romantic period. Through close and critical reading of selected works, students are acquainted with the various genres and major thematic and philosophical movements in British literature. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 204: British Literature II: Empire Writes Back

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Writing Intensive. This course is designed to give the student an understanding and appreciation of the traditions of British literature from the early nineteenth-century Romantic period to the present. Through close and critical reading of selected works, students are acquainted with the various genres and major thematic and philosophical movements in British literature. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 211: Readings in American Literature I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Writing Intensive. During the first semester, emphasis will be placed upon the becoming of American literature and the development of an identity that is communicated in specifically American letters. The second semester will carry through with Whitman (whose early poetry will terminate the first semester's study) and present a different set of complexities from those of early America: industrialization, urbanization, and immigration, among others. It will trace the development of the literature and the aesthetic theory of a second new America - and take that development to the present. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 212: Readings in American Literature II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Contextual Integration. Writing Intensive. During the first semester, emphasis will be placed upon the becoming of American literature and the development of an identity that is communicated in specifically American letters. The second semester will carry through with Whitman (whose early poetry will terminate the first semester's study) and present a different set of complexities from those of early America: industrialization, urbanization, and immigration, among others. It will trace the development of the literature and the aesthetic theory of a second new America - and take that development to the present. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 213: Contemporary Native American Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course provides an introduction to contemporary Native American literature, drawing readings from authors representing diverse culture areas. Fiction, poetry, and drama produced by Native American writers will be read as reflections of tribal and regional concerns and as material raising the broader questions of Native identity within mainstream white American culture. Critical analysis of the readings will address literary portrayals of the individual in her/his relation to the community, nature, spirituality, gender roles, political/economic conditions, and art and creativity. Literary images of Native America will be both reinforced and challenged with sensory experiences offered by contemporary film, dance, music, and artwork. Students will gain a deeper understanding of Native American perspectives on contemporary American culture. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 219: Literature and Film

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. This course examines the various literary genres (short story, novel, drama, poetry, and non-fiction) in relation to film. The course assumes that film has radically expanded both the forms of literary communication and the way literature (especially literary narrative) is understood and received. The course also assumes that film not only supplements more traditional literary forms and media, it also depends on them in a way which is at once parasitic and synergistic. In keeping with its primary and secondary competencies, the course emphasizes the aesthetic and communicative aspects of literature and film. The course also examines these same aspects in the commercial and technical/ technological process involved in adapting literature to the screen, e.g., aesthetic choices made in adapting a short story, a novel, a play or the poetic to film, both for the large screen and the small (television). Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 222: African American Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Contextual Integration; Moral and Ethical Discernment. Introduces students to the major motifs, themes, and texts of African American literature. Beginning with the Antebellum period, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the course will also focus on the Harlem Renaissance, the long Civil Rights movement, the Black Power movement, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Throughout the course we will examine how the concepts we examine are relevant to our 21st century, so-called post-racial society, and the course will serve as a vehicle by which we can reflect on current events in the United States that resonate with our readings. The course aims to better understand the social, cultural, and political issues African Americans have faced historically and continue to face today. All students are welcome and encouraged to add various perspectives. (UG)


LIT 230: Exile Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Communication Skills; Contextual Integration. Writing Intensive. This course will examine, through close reading, women and men whose writing is central to the literature of exile and expatriation, particularly in the 20th century. We will explore literature in its various forms, such as memoir, the short story, the novel, non-fictional writing, and literary criticism. Whether self-imposed (expatriation) or imposed by authorities (exile), the loss of home has been described as one of the most difficult states of existence to endure. At the same time, exile is productive, and it has contributed to some of the most thoughtful literature ever written. We will attempt to understand how this is so. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or Permission of Instructor. (UG)


LIT 232: Shakespeare Onstage: Character And Conflict

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving.This course will examine the conflicts Shakespearean characters face in three representative plays, using the literary technique of close reading to understand plot action and character motivation. Our study of the plays will be furthered by learning more about Shakespeare's world and the Renaissance cultural values and attitudes reflected in these dramas. We'll also investigate problems of both interpretation and staging, looking at aspects of literary criticism and theatre history to see how critics, directors, and actors have imagined these characters and their uniquely human predicaments. (UG)


LIT 241: Literary Legacies of the Sixties

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. This introductory course to literature includes the study of selected literary works of late twentieth-century America. It contextualizes contemporary literature and provides students with sources (including works of literature, film, and other primary source materials) that explain the background and development of a number of issues including the Cold War, Vietnam, the Civil Rights Movement, the Feminist Movement, the Gay Rights Movement, and the Culture Wars. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 248: Whodunit? The Detective Story

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Moral and Ethical Discernment. This course focuses on the history and rhetorical strategies of detective fiction, which begins in the nineteenth century with works by Edgar Allen Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and continues into the present with many variations along the way, including several popular films and television series. Today it is a widely read form of popular fiction that usually has several entries on the bestseller lists. This course follows the general division of the detective story into three categories: the Amateur Detective, the Private Investigator and the Police Procedural. Students will explore the conventions of each category through short stories and will write a term paper on a representative novel. Prerequisite: CMP 101. (UG)


LIT 301: Chaucer

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. An intensive study of The Canterbury Tales and major poems with attention given to language and historical background. An extensive reading of the minor poems. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 302: Milton

3 Credit Hour(s)

An intensive study of Paradise Lost and the minor poems, as well as a discussion of Milton's representative prose. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 304: The Romantic Movement in English Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration and Affective Awareness. In 1798, young poets Wordsworth and Coleridge published Lyrical Ballads, a manifesto that changed the direction of poetry by insisting on the importance of the common person, Nature as an inspirational presence, and the central role of the imagination in transforming experience. This course explores the development of Romanticism, a new way of thinking about human experience, as expressed in the poetry of the older generation of Romantic poets (Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, and Burns), in the younger Romantics (Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Hemans, and Keats), and in the gothic novel (Mary Shelley and Horace Walpole). (UG)


LIT 307: Literature of the Supernatural

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. A study of prose and poetic works which have, as a central focus, supernatural beings, events, and/or phenomena, and an examination of how such literature reflects mankind's deepest desires and drives. (UG)


LIT 309: Film Seminar

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. This course involves screening and discussion of classic and contemporary feature-length films. It is designed to expose students to a wide variety of film periods, styles, and genres, as well as cinema cultures and national co-texts. Discussion of technical matter provides background for interpreting film as a distinct literary genre. (UG)


LIT 310: The English Novel

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the evolution of the novel as a genre, beginning with its prototypes in the romance and allegory and including representative selections from the more prominent 19th and 20th century authors. The study will include various types of novels as well: the novel of manners, the sociological novel, the philosophical novel, etc. (UG)


LIT 311: Survey of English Poetry I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Analysis of representative English poetry from 1530 to the Romantics, in terms of thought, technique, type, and historical background. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 312: Survey English Poetry II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Analysis of representative English poetry from the Romantics to the present, in terms of thought, technique, type, and historical background. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 313: The Gothic Imagination

3 Credit Hour(s)

Gothic literature pushes the boundaries of social convention, exploring the darker side of human experience and opening taboo subjects. This course engages contemporary critical and theoretical assessments as it covers three main avenues of gothic literature - horror stories, sensation fiction, and detective narratives. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 314: Magical Realism in Fiction and Film

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Contextual Integration; Communication Skills; Writing Intensive. This course charts the development of the magical realist genre - from two or more different geographic regions - through the close reading of fiction and film. Essential to our reading of these texts will be a few key questions: how do we begin to differentiate magical realisms? How is a magical realist film different from a magical realist text? And what are different strains of this diverse genre attempting to do? Prerequisites: CMP 101 or LIT 112 or permission of Instructor. (UG)


LIT 316: Empire and the Imagination

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Contextual Integration; Moral and Ethical Discernment. Empire and the Imagination explores the role of literature in creating and destroying empires. Focusing on the late-nineteenth century to the present, we will examine fiction, poetry and film by imperial and anti-colonial authors from Europe, Africa, India, the USA and New Zealand. Prerequisite: LIT 101 or CMP 101 with permission from the instructor. (UG)


LIT 317: Gender Trouble: Literature and Film

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. Cross-listed as WST 317. Do the gender roles represented in literary works reflect a reality based on biological differences between the sexes? Or are gender roles simply a product of a culture's religious, economic, and political agendas? This course examines works from various genres and historical periods in order to understand how they reinforce or subvert gender stereotypes that inform and condition people's lives. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 318: The English Drama

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the development of English drama from its medieval beginnings in church ritual to its contemporary forms. Readings include representative selections from the mystery and morality plays of the 14th century, Renaissance and Restoration drama, 19th century social drama, and modern experimental theatre. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 320: Modern & Contemporary Irish Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. In this course we will read and analyze works (fiction, drama, poetry) produced in Ireland during the twentieth century. The early part of this period, following the late 19th c. Celtic Twilight, is known as The Irish Renaissance. This period saw a resurgence of Irish Nationalism that manifested itself in several ways, some of which were renewed interests in the Irish language, literature and culture. The latter part of the period is marked by the emergence of Ireland as a postcolonial republic under partition (post 1922), leading up to the ongoing sectarian conflict we still refer to today as The Troubles. More recently in the 1990's, Irish writing reflects Ireland's entrance into the European market economy, earning the epithet The Celtic Tiger. The works we will read are all part of the Anglo-Irish tradition (written or translated into English). We will focus on modern and contemporary Ireland in selected works of its major writers as they examine their country's encounters with the British Empire, Catholic/Protestant religious conflict and its own mythological past. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 321: Gods, Heroes, Monsters: Literaure Of Ancient World

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration, Affective Awareness How did people who lived thousands of years ago imagine their place in the universe? What gods did they worship, who did they admire, and what did they fear?This course uses some of the masterpieces of ancient literature to explore the inner and sacred lives of people who lived in a world vastly different from our own. Students will compare creation stories, epics, and dramatic works by ancient authors from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, India and elsewhere. We will place these works in their cultural contexts to see how stories fed into ritual practices and became the basis for worship and community. Our principle goal will be to expand our sense of the diversity of what it means to be human and undercut the 'normality' of the everyday. (UG)


LIT 322: Medicine and Contemporary Literature and Film

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness; Contextual Integration; Civic Responsibility; This course examines-representatively rather than exhaustively-the connections of various kinds between medicine and illness on one hand and literature and film on the other, with particular (but not exclusive) emphasis on the United States. The course acknowledges the prominent role the health sciences play at Daemen College and seeks to create a bridge between those programs and the Humanities so as to benefit both by emphasizing common ground and mutual dependency at a time when the division between C. P. Snow's two cultures is both more pronounced and less persuasive. The course will be part of the interdisciplinary Medical Humanities cluster. (UG)


LIT 323: 18th Century English Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course surveys literature produced during the Age of Enlightenment, from Dryden to the Pre-Romantics. We will discuss Neoclassicism in the poetry of Dryden and Pope, the development of satire in Swift, the essay as an art form, and the rise of the novel from Pamela and Tom Jones to Jane Austen. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 324: Jane Austen

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Writing Intensive. This study of the works of Jane Austen situates the six major novels in the context of early nineteenth-century culture, introducing the comedy of manners as an important contribution to the rise of the novel in the nineteenth century. Readings include excerpts from Austen's letters as well as the juvenilia and fragments. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 325: Major Authors

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Contextual Integration; Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. This course offers an in-depth survey of one or more significant authors in the field of English literature. Significant works of fiction by the author will be closely examined in relation to her or his specific history and culture, socio-political positions, national affiliations, critical reception, and representations in the media. The author's minor works, biographical material, nonfiction, and other key documents will also be analyzed. Prerequisite: LIT 101 or CMP 101 with permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 326: Understanding Africa

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness, Contextual Integration, Communication Skills; Writing Intensive. This course offers an in-depth understanding of African literature. Through close analysis of selected fiction, poetry, drama and film from West, North, East and South Africa, we will explore the diversity of life for Africans on the continent and outside it, with particular reference to national identity, race and gender, armed conflict, and migration. Prerequisite: LIT 101 or CMP 101 with permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 329: Imagining Trauma

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Contextual Integration; Moral and Ethical Discernment. Writing Intensive. In this course we will read and analyze literary works that deal with traumatizing events arising out of personal experience (e.g., racial, sexual) to the communal experience (e.g., war, terrorism). While often confronted and pathologized as an individual problem, in the contemporary globalized world, trauma may in fact have transcultural significance and be a defining feature of contemporary life. The works studied in this course will examine the aesthetic and rhetorical strategies of the literary representation of trauma within a specific historical/cultural context. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 330: The Scottish Renaissance and Scottish National Identity

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Writing Intensive. This course examines the major works of fiction of the second Scottish Renaissance (1982) as they both reflect and contribute to the preservation/ formation of a distinctive but highly contested and increasingly fragmented sense of Scottish national identity. It examines this fiction as a primary means for reinvigorating Scottish national identity while at the same time challenging it by critically examining the past rather than nostalgically reproducing it in light of past and present forces that have altered and in many cases eroded both community and identity. Alasdair Gray's Lanark, Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, Alan Warner's Morvern Callar, Janice Galloway's The Trick Is to Keep Breathing are some of the required readings. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 332: Literature of London

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness and Contexual Integration. In this course, we will explore London through a variety of readings, including poetry, prose, drama, and fiction. In the first part of the semester, we will address the way writers create a sense of place and what constitutes a text, considering the city from a historical perspective by interpreting the alternative texts of architecture and art as backgrounds to the literature. Over Spring Break, we will visit London (and in contrast, an English market town, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon), exploring the literary and historical sites we have read about, both old and new. (UG)


LIT 334: British Women Writers

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. This course presents selections from the work of British women writers from the fifteenth century to the present, with emphasis on the nineteenth century, when female authors came into their own through the popularity of prose fiction. We place these literary works in their social context, learning about historical, legal, and scientific influences on the condition of women in Britain. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 336: Dystopian Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Contextual Integration; Moral and Ethical Discernment. Dystopian stories and films have long captivated audiences, and the purpose of this course is to examine a number of different works of dystopian (and utopian) literature and film in order to understand the conventions of the genre, the anxieties it explores, and the responses readers have to it. We'll explore the following questions: why do we read dystopian literature, and what does it tell us about the world in which we live? Prerequisite: LIT 101 or CMP 101 with permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 337: Contemporary American Novel

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Contextual Integration. Writing Intensive. In this course contemporary novels will be presented as additions to, and variations on, the novel form. The study will include the theory of the novel and the development, and the connections between contemporary themes and those of earlier American literature. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 338: The Short Story

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Communication Skills; Moral and Ethical Discernment. Writing Intensive. This course will focus on the development of the short story as a literary genre, or on a specific aspect or period of that development, e.g. the contemporary American (or British, or Irish) short story. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 339: Contemporary British Novel

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course introduces students to a representative sampling of some of the most interesting, important and influential British novels and novelists of the past two decades, while situating these works in the larger context of contemporary British literary, cultural, socio-economic and political life. In addition, the course uses these works to hone students' reading, writing, research and critical thinking skills. (UG)


LIT 340: Dickens and Victorian Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Moral and Ethical Discernment. Writing Intensive. Charles Dickens was without a doubt Victorian England's favorite literary celebrity, and his characters have amused and brought tears to the eyes of readers for nearly two hundred years. In this course, we will read representative works from each phase of Dicken's long career in the light of the aspects of Victorian culture illuminated by his novels. Background readings will help you to understand the social conditions that prompted Dickens to write passionately in the cause of a variety of social issues. Textual analysis of the novels and other primary sources will help you to appreciate the social, political, and moral climate of Dickens' London, as we assess how his novels shaped public policies, laws, and popular attitudes toward the complex human problems so movingly rendered in his works. We will also consider the impact of contemporary film adaptations as they help the novels to reach a broader modern audience. Written assignments will support your development of analytical, research, and interpretive skills, as you offer argumentative readings of literary texts, supported by critical commentaries on Victorian culture. Prerequisite: CMP 101. (UG)


LIT 401: Contemporary American Poetry

3 Credit Hour(s)

An investigation of the particular concept of American poetics as expressed in Olson's Projective Verse and developed from Whitman through Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams, the influence of which is evident in the work of poets representing all of the major schools of American poetry since the 1950's. (UG)


LIT 403: Myth and the Invention of Self

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Writing Intensive. Through a series of readings and discussions of primal myths, urban legends, and folk tales, the course first examines the dynamics of the storytelling process and then how the story becomes elevated by repetition and ritual into myth. After further research into mythopoesis, we investigate how the individual's concept of the self is developed with reference to myths, or stories of belief. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 410: Shakespeare

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. This course offers an overview of Shakespeare's dramatic oeuvre, covering works that represent the histories, the tragedies, the comedies, and the romances or problem plays. Since this course fulfills the contextual core competency, we will be reading the plays in chronological order to study and appreciate Shakespeare's development as a playwright responding to the social and political issues of his day. We will also consider the staging of Shakespearean plays, film adaptations, and works of literary criticism as they all reflect our changing ways of interpreting the plays. Prerequisite: CMP 101 and LIT 101. (UG)


LIT 411: Modern Poetry

3 Credit Hour(s)

An intensive study of the modernist period in American and British Poetry. Special attention will be given to William Butler Yeats, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot,William Carlos Williams, and Wallace Stevens. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 413: Victorian Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the major authors and literature of Victorian England, including poetry, prose, and the novel. We will consider a range of topics that not only deeply concerned the Victorians but also continue to interest us today: race and social class, poverty, the woman question, imperialism, and the increasing influence of science and technology. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 415: Modern and Contemporary British Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the major figures of British literature since 1900, plus the literary and cultural characteristics of the period. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


LIT 420: Seminar for English Majors

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on how criticism and theory inform our readings of literature, enabling us to see and evaluate literary works from multiple (and sometime contradictory) perspectives. Students will learn to read literature more analytically, as they learn to read criticism more thoroughly through an introduction to various theoretical frameworks. This course develops the student's ability to think critically and analytically about a text, to produce thoughtful written responses to close reading, and to present ideas clearly in a public forum. (UG)


LIT 442: Capstone Research

1 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as PR-442. This course will prepare students to devote the spring semester to organizing, drafting and revising a capstone project in LIT/PR 443. In LIT/PR 442, students will meet with primary and secondary faculty readers to develop an appropriate topic, prepare an annotated bibliography, and develop a capstone project proposal (preliminary, revised, and final). (UG)


LIT 443: Senior Capstone

2 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed with PR-443. This capstone course concentrates on the production of a polished academic text, a sustained discussion (20-25 pages) of a topic of critical importance, representing the culmination of the student's intellectual accomplishments in English Studies. Students will begin with a review and evaluation of the capstone project proposals developed in LIT/PR 442, with class meetings alternating with individual tutorial meetings. Students will prepare two formal drafts for evaluation by primary and secondary faculty readers, and the completed project will be presented in conference format for the Daemen College community at Academic Festival. (UG)



Language

LNG 307: The English Language: Structure, Power And Change

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Communication Skills;Contextual Integration.This course examines the issues, concepts, and inquiries that stem from a structural and historical study of the English language. Students will explore questions related to the nature, development, and uses of English, and, in particular, its relationship to linguistic, rhetorical, and political power. (UG)


LNG 337: Practicum in Implementing Language Arts at the Secondary Level

3 Credit Hour(s)

The primary purpose of this course is to provide secondary English education majors with a comprehensive examination of the many methods and materials used in the classroom at the secondary level. Particular emphasis is placed on the introduction and examination of the characteristics, definitions, standards and trends employed in effective middle and high schools. (UG)


LNG 309 : Language in Society

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course introduces students to the field of sociolinguistics, examining the relationship between language and society on a national and global level through the examination of social factors such as age, gender, educational level, social class, race, and the like. Topics include: monolingualism to multilingualism; language contact, prestige and change; diglossia and code switching; language identity, language socialization and language ideology; consequences for educational policy and practice. Offered As Needed. (UG)


LNG 335 : Special Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore the field of linguistics. The course is delivered in the English language. Prerequisites: completion of 3 credits at the 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times (9 credits maximum). Offered as Needed (UG)


LNG 415 : 2nd Lang Acquisition/Applied Linguistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Contextual Integration. This course examines the processes of language learning from linguistic, psychological, and social perspectives. While it address native language acquisition, the focus is on second language acquisition. The underlying assumptions of the three perspectives will be examined from a research vantage point as well as from the perspectives of the language teaching professional. Prerequisites: completion of 3 credits at the 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. (UG)



Master of Business Administration

MBA 500: Strategic Profitabilit & Analysis

3 Credit Hour(s)

Financial and operational company data will be collected and incorporated into a strategic profitability analysis built around case scenarios to illustrate the role of financial and managerial accounting information in management decision making. Each analysis will decompose changes in a firm's operating income into components related to growth, price, recovery, and productivity. Specifically, using a Balanced Scorecard Approach, the financial, customer, internal business process, learning and growth, and environmental and social aspects will be evaluated in terms of their strategic alignment. Relevant analytical tools, software applications, and managerial techniques will be utilized for customer profitability analysis, inventory management, activity-based costing, workflow analysis, decision making, pricing planning, and control. (GR)


MBA 501: Current Issues in Corporate Finance

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course covers important investment and financing decisions from an inclusive managerial perspective. Metrics for financial analysis, the DuPont system, business intelligence, and the impact of accounting standards on R&D, marketing, and human resource activities are investigated. Further discussed are the valuation of risk and investments, M&A as a growth option, short and long-term trade-offs, the cost of Inventory and operational alternatives, break even and leverage, andaspects of international finance in various service and manufacturing industries with relevant cases and numeric examples. (GR)


MBA 502: Organizational Theory and Leadership

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course examines leadership within the context of the organizational theory. Specific focus will be placed on examining how individual, group, and organizational level factors impact the leader's ability to develop and execute business strategies. Contemporary Organizational Behavior (OB) theory will be applied to case student and current business events to provide insight and understanding about how organizational components such as employee skills , abilities and ethics, group processes, team dynamics, organization culture, and organizational structure impact the leader's ability to achieve desirable organizational outcomes. (GR)


MBA 504: Strategic Operations Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

Strategic operations management as a contribution to and part of a wider organizational goal in domestic and international companies will be explored. Current research and cases will be used to show how a distinct reactive and aligned operational strategy can provide a competitive advantage. Benefits and trade-offs of managing capacity, productivity and effectiveness, lean and continuous improvement, quality control, processes design, and service orientation in a number of industries will be discussed and practiced. This approach includes workforce planning, systems integration, supply chain management and optimization, collaboration and integration, performance-enhancing contracts, advanced inventory management, project management, and business simulation. (GR)


MBA 507: Marketing and E-Commerce

3 Credit Hour(s)

E-commerce marketing no longer occurs on an emerging medium and effective integration of e-commerce into a marketing plan can become overwhelming in a rapidly changing environment. In this course, students will learn to envision customer-centric marketing strategies in order to tailor them to the digital environment. Additionally, they will understand how to utilize both word-of-mouth and viral techniques to leverage social networks and enhance the spread of marketing messages across multiple channels. Because the accessibility and inherent flexibility of e-commerce marketing require multiple parts of an organization to integrate into its centralized enterprise-level strategy, this course introduces the tools needed to identify, analyze, and adapt to global and emerging e-commerce trends with a strong focus on internet-based business concepts and data base marketing. (GR)


MBA 510: Economics of New Ventures

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course requires students to understand key managerial economics concepts s a foundation for decisions in new venture development with established and entrepreneurial enterprises. Economic models of competition as well as demand functions and optimal pricing will be critiqued. Structures such as non-profit, technology start-ups, social startups, and corporate entrepreneurship are investigated. Case-studies will reinforce critical links to operations, marketing and other topics covered throughout the semester. Students will then develop a business model and a minimum viable product or service for a new venture or an existing organization. Cross-disciplinary strategies and best practices to obtain funding and plan scale-up and growth will be introduced. Student projects will require meeting with and presenting to professionals to validate learning. (GR)


MBA 511: Data-Based Decision Making

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will develop he needed analytical leadership and quantitative skills to interpret data and inform decision making. Incorporating the larger business context and culture around risk and uncertainty, application areas include customer relationships, operations management, human resources, finance, and accounting examples. Students will learn to arrive at a decision individually, as a team, or as an organization, and how to integrate activities and decisions within and across organizational boundaries. The analytical hands-on-portion is based on and includes an introduction to the R software environment. This course should be taken during the first semester. (GR)


MBA 512: Comparative Care Studies in Business Law And Ethics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Business Leaders and managers are legally, ethically and financially accountable for the actions of their employees and the business as a whole. This course uses case studies to examine the formulation interpretation and application of laws and ethics to the business environment. Constitutional, legislative, judicial, regulatory, and public policies and explored and the effect they have on employees and business leaders. Specific discussion of the contract, tort, and property laws as they apply to businesses. The course further explores how on organization's values and actions affect internal and external constituencies and provides reasons to promote responsible behavior on the part on the part of organizations and employees. Students study real-world dilemmas and gain knowledge from choosing among the legal options and navigating the ethical quandaries that often surrounds key management decisions. Emphasis is placed on active, experiential application of legal reasoning and analysis and on the global and comparative dimensions of legal and ethical issues. (GR)


MBA 650: Capstone

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is the last course taken in the MBA program, all other coursework must be complete. The student will be assigned a faculty mentor by the director of the program based upon the specific area of study the student wishes to undertake. As a foundation, the student will learn about salient strategy and management models. Subsequently, in close consultation with the faculty mentor, a project paper in the form of a case study, a management consulting report, or a theoretical research study will be developed. The work generated in this course needs to be approved by graduate program faculty at various stages. (GR) (GR)


MBA 651: Business of Sports

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides students with a framework for understanding the unique dynamics, structure, delivery systems and marketing and promotional strategies of the sports industry and its numerous sectors. Course materials and class discussions will review theoretical and practical applications and provide a comprehensive understanding of the underlying business practices in sport. The course will explore the implications of the league structure, labor relations, analytics, marketing, media, facilities and legal issues on the business of sport through class lecture, class projects, homework, and case study. The course further examines the differences among the industries many products and many businesses both public and private and for profit and not for profit. By learning the unique elements of the sports industries. The course will explore the implications of the league structure, labor relations, analytics, marketing media, facilities, and legal issues on the business of sport through class lecture, class projects, homework, and case study. (GR)


MBA 652: Strategic and Legal Issues in Human Resource Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course takes the perspective that a company's human resources are the most important source of sustainable competitive advantage. Human Resource strategic planning requires adaptation to changes in the external organization, especially the legal environment. Through the use of case studies, academic research and current events, students will be presented with a strategic way of thinking about managing human resources. Course material will help students identify what needs to be done to develop and implement HR strategies to facilitate long-term competitive advantage within the context of an organization's strategic and legal environments. (GR)


MBA 657: Supervised Internship Experien

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides the opportunity for students to gain additional experience through self-guided learning, site contact, and faculty feedback to strengthen applied business skills. Students will apply academic knowledge and concepts already acquired, and deepen specific areas through mentorship, feedback, and related readings. This course will begin after a joint in-person or virtual meeting between the site contact, faculty advisor, and students, followed by individual bi-weekly meetings between the faculty advisor and student. (GR)



Management - Quantitative

MGQ 221: Business Statistics I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills Quantitative Literacy requirement. An introductory business statistics course that focuses on data collection, presentation, and analysis. Topics covered include descriptive and inferential statistics with exploratory data analysis, probability distributions, sampling distributions, and confidence intervals hypothesis testing and linear regression. A microcomputer package will be used for analyzing selected data sets. Prerequisite: MTH 97 (or adequate competence as determined by mathematics placement). (UG)


MGQ 310: Project Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides studnets with fundamental techniques and principles related to project management, following the national standards for project management. This course encompasses the study of project management, paying particular attention to the ten knowledge areas: initiation, scope, schedule, cost quality, resources communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management as they relate to the five process groups of initiating, planning, exectution, monitoring and controlling, and closing of projects. Examples and student initiated projects and project simulations are utilized to emphasize the integrated relationships. Through the merger of technical skills, general management skills, and project management skills for successful project completion is emphasized. The content of this course includes and extends the body of knowledge elements required for completion of the Certified Associate in Project Management Institute (PMI). For further information, see: https://www.pmi.org. Prerequisites: MGT 208, MGQ 221. (UG)


MGQ 360: Production and Operations Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the design, planning, and control of systems that create goods and services. Topics include Total Quality Management, Just-in-Time, capacity planning, scheduling, facility layout, project management, and inventory management. Prerequisites: MGQ 221. (UG)


MGQ 427: Managerial Decision Making

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to some of the important models and problem-solving techniques used in business decision-making. Topics include Business Analytics, linear programming, and excel solver; transportation, HR, inventory, forecasting, pricing, break-even and financial decision models. Concepts are applied to develop and evaluate alternate solutions to business problems and to support business decisions.Prerequisites: MGQ 221 and ACC226 (UG)



Management

MGT 101: Intercollegiate Athletics Experience

1 Credit Hour(s)

This courses is offered in a seminar-style format for first year student-athletes to aid with the adjustment to college while helping these students develop a better understanding of intercollegiate athletics and the role of athletics staff at Daemen College. This course focuses on a variety of topics that will impact the student-athlete during their studies at Daemen College including scheduling, travel and representing the College on Campus and the Western New York Community. (UG)


MGT 111: Recreation and Facility Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

The operation and management of recreational sport and sport facilities is an important part of the sport industry. This foundation course emphasizes the study of recreation & facility management, including relevant marketing and human resource topics, and strategic management within this sector of the sport industry. (UG)


MGT 208: Principles of Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to introduce students to the major principles, theories and issues pertaining to the management of organizations, including organizational behavior and human resource management. It will provide a basic foundation for future studies in management. Major topic areas will include the role and scope of management, decision-making, planning, organizing, leading and controlling. (UG)


MGT 219: Introduction to Health Systems Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed with HPR 219. An introduction to the structure and function of the health care delivery system. Includes basic concepts and measures of health, disease, quality, values, needs, and utilization; issues in health care workforce, institution, and system organization; general issues in policy, reimbursement, and regulation; and broad community and organizational considerations in health. (UG)


MGT 260: Introduction to Sport Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. A comprehensive introduction to the field of sport management which covers sport management specializations, required skills, and career opportunities. (UG)


MGT 261: Sport Management Practicum I

1 Credit Hour(s)

A directed work experience practicum in a sport industry setting. The course will allow students to develop knowledge, values and beginning practice skills appropriate for entry-level positions through industry work experience guided by Daemen faculty. Prerequisite: Sophmore status and Business Administration Sport Management majors only. (UG)


MGT 302: Labor Relations

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the general nature of the labor-management relationship as it currently exists in the U.S. today. A historical and legal background will be provided as well as a review of labor contract contents and administration. A number of real-life arbitration cases will be reviewed to enhance understanding of course concepts. Prerequisites: JUNIOR STATUS (UG)


MGT 306: International Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course delineates the key frames of reference for understanding global human resource management by discussing various functional human resource management (HRM) areas and their implementation in the global arena, and by focusing on a number of countries and the HRM processes and cultural issues typical of their foreign affiliates. Prerequisites:MGT 208 & Junior Status (UG)


MGT 311: Non Profit Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross listed as HPR 311. This course will explore the fundamentals of founding and leading a nonprofit organization. Learners will gain critical knowledge about the nonprofit sector, board leadership, fundraising, volunteer management, donor cultivation, and marketing. Nonprofit Management will help students understand the operations management, finances and development, laying a foundation for success in a variety of roles within a nonprofit organization. (UG)


MGT 312: Human Resource Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide an understanding of the policies and practices of human resource management. Specific emphasis will be on recruitment, selection, training, appraisal and compensation of personnel. Considerable attention will be given to the issue of equal employment opportunity and other areas of legislation that affect this field. Prerequisites: MGT 208 & Junior Status (UG)


MGT 321: Organizational Behavior and Theory

3 Credit Hour(s)

An in depth examination of theories and practices relating to human behavior in organizations. Three levels of behavior will be examined; individual, group and organizational. Some topics included are employee personality, attitudes, job satisfaction, motivation, leadership, power, group processes and organizational culture. Prerequisites:MGT 208 and Junior status. (UG)


MGT 361: Sport Practicum II

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

This course will facilitate knowledge and value development for sport management students while practicing skills appropriate for entry-level positions in the sport industry. This is achieved through work experiences guided by Daemen faculty and staff and also by various sport industry personnel. Prerequisite: MGT 261 (UG)


MGT 410: Seminar in Human Resource Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills Core Competency: Information Literacy. This is the final course in the HR Management sequence. It reviews and integrates previously covered theoretical concepts and applications within the context of HR ethics, current issues and events. Students will be required to read articles within the HR field and reflect on the state of current HR practice. In addition, students will be provided exposure to significant HR legal and administrative practices in order to prepare them for working as a professional in the field of HR. Students will also complete HR related case studies, conduct an organizational HR ethics audit, and develop and present one or more HR related training classes for a group of their peers. Prerequisite: MGT 302, MGT 306, MGT 312 and Senior Status. (UG)


MGT 501: The Global Competitive Framework

3 Credit Hour(s)

Success in the global marketplace depends first upon understanding international economic and business developments, and then applying this knowledge to the process of gaining a global competitive advantage. This course examines the evolving competitive characteristics of the global economy, including the new World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, technological development, the globalization of business activities, the advent of specific regional trading blocs, the rise of newly industrializing nations as major competitors in selected industries, and the various ways industries develop and sustain international competitiveness. Students examine these issues by exploring the effects on business decision making of key economic and business concerns in the United States, the European Union, the Centrally Planned Economies, and Japan and the Pacific Basin region (including China). (GR)


MGT 502: Ethics for Professionals in a Multicultural World

3 Credit Hour(s)

As business becomes increasingly internationalized and a global economy further develops, ethical issues that affect business in the international arena have also become of increasing importance. This course specifically addresses the following moral and ethical issues: employment practices and policies, consumer protection, environmental protection, political payments and involvement, and basic human rights and fundamental freedoms. Special emphasis on ethical requirements will be the focus for accounting students. Case study analysis, videos and guest speakers will provide the student with an increased understanding and sensitivity to these issues. (GR)


MGT 503: Comparative Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course serves as an introduction to the field of international organizational behavior and management. It presents the material from a global rather than from a North American or Western European perspective. It views culture not only as important for understanding other societies and managing organizations, but as a major cause of much behavior in organizations, specifically addressing how technology, strategy, size and goals of an organization relate to culture. Finally, it attempts to improve a student's interpersonal behavior concerning the cultural variations found in international organizations. (GR)


MGT 504: Operational and Technology Issues in Global Business

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course instructs students on how manufacturing and service operations can support a global strategy. Course topics will include supply chain network design and management from incoming raw materials to final product delivery. Capacity planning, inventory, outsourcing, information technology, sustainability, risk management and recent trends will be discussed. (GR)


MGT 650: Directed Research

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the last course taken by the student in the MS - International Business program. All other course work must be complete. The student will be assigned a faculty mentor by the director of the program based upon the specific area of study the student wishes to undertake. In close consultation with the faculty mentor, the student will develop a thesis in the form of a case study, a management consulting report, or a theoretical research study. The work generated in this course needs to be approved by graduate program faculty at various stages. The student will be provided more detail on this process by the faculty mentor. (GR)



Management Information Systems

MIS 280: Computer Studies and Problem Solving

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This is an intensive introductory computer course for majors in the Accounting and Business programs. Topics include the fundamentals of information processing including computer hardware concepts, operating systems, program management, electronic spreadsheets, and word processing. Emphasis is placed on analysis of business problems using PC software. (UG)


MIS 295: Accounting Information System

3 Credit Hour(s)

Accounting information systems are a subsystem of management information systems that processes financial transactions. It is more about critical thinking and judgment rather than journal entries. Its purpose is to provide internal reporting to managers for use in planning and controlling current and future operations and for non-routine decision making. It also impacts external reporting to outside parties such as to stockholders, creditors, and government agencies. In addition, students will become proficient in the use of advanced EXCEL techniques and become familiar with XBRL and Quickbooks. Prerequisites: ACC 225 and MIS 280. (UG)



Marketing

MKT 209: Principles of Marketing

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of marketing. Focus areas include market and product planning, selection of target markets, market segmentation, competitive influences, and the marketing mix. (UG)


MKT 210: E-Commerce

3 Credit Hour(s)

The internet is a dynamic marketplace. This class focuses on the theoretical understanding of the internet-based marketplace necessary to adapt to its many changes, while also equipping students with the skills needed to perform vital daily functions in an e-commerce environment. Students will be able to work independently or with a company to create, implement, maintain and administer an online presence and improve their use of the internet for commerce. Topics covered include: search engine optimization, search engine marketing, online advertising, web analytics, email marketing, social media marketing, reputation management and ethics. (UG)


MKT 302: Physical Distribution Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

Logistical considerations of plant, warehouse and store location, inventory control, warehousing and transportation planning. Channels of distribution from an institutional-behavioral viewpoint. Design, management and evaluation of the distribution system. Prerequisites: MKT 209 and Junior Status. (UG)


MKT 310: Foreign Markets of International Business

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course applies marketing concepts and practices in an international business setting. Special attention is given to the management of marketing functions and networks that span national boundaries. Key international business marketing decisions are studied. Prerequisites: MKT 209 and Junior Status. (UG)


MKT 312: Promotional Strategies

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is a study of the functions, theory, principles and applications of the many parts of the promotion variable. Topics include: advertising, personal selling, publicity, public relations and direct marketing. Emphasis is placed on the decision-making aspects of promotional strategy. Prerequisites: MKT 209 and Junior Status. (UG)


MKT 313: Customer Relations

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will introduce the students to the skills required to uncover consumer needs, the methods of establishing and building trust, and effective techniques for constructive resolution of consumer complaints. Special emphasis is placed on understanding consumer behavior and motives. Prerequisites:, MKT 209, MGQ 221 and Junior Status. (UG)


MKT 335: Market Research

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course covers the essential methods, techniques, and analysis approaches used in contemporary market research. Study areas include the marketing research process, designing qualitative and quantitative studies, sampling and testing, as well as data analysis and reporting. Prerequisites: MKT 209, MGQ 221 and Junior status. (UG)


MKT 402: Sport Marketing

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course applies traditional marketing theory to the business of sport. It covers product marketing of products such as professional and amateur teams as well as recreational and sport club services. Innovative and traditional approaches to promotion and public relations in the sport industry are studied. Prerequisites: MKT 209 and Junior Status. (UG)


MKT 420: Marketing Planning and Strategy

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is thecapstone course for the Marketing specialization. Students will focus on the analysis and application of previously studied marketing principles and techniques critical to an organization's strategic marketing strength. Special emphasis is placed on developing strategic thinking capabilities in areas of innovation, long-term competitiveness, customer satisfaction, and profitability. Senior status. Prerequisite: MKT 209, MKT 302, MKT 312 or MKT 313, and MKT 335. (UG)


MKT 507: Strategic Planning for the International Market

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course lays out the competitive orientation and strategies for initial entry, market expansion, and integration of international marketing operations. The course reviews current market opportunities and competitive conditions at the global, regional, and national levels. The student learns how to successfully participate in both emerging markets and regional economic blocs such as APEC, ASEAN, EU, EFTA, NAFTA, MERCOSUR. Participants use case study analysis to develop their skills in analyzing and formulating international marketing initiatives. (GR)


MKT 611: Regional Business in Latin American Countries

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic region, including trade and business environments, political stability, and case analysis of selected business ventures in the region. In addition to coursework, participants produce an independent research project designed to be applied in some facet of their current or future work in a specific region. Students are encouraged to look at global business issues in new and innovative ways. (GR)


MKT 613: Regional Business in the Pacific Rim

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic region, including trade and business environments, political stability, and case analysis of selected business ventures in the region. In addition to coursework, participants produce an independent research project designed to be applied in some facet of their current or future work in a specific region. Students are encouraged to look at global business issues in new and innovative ways. (GR)


MKT 614: Regional Business in the European Union

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic region, including trade and business environments, political stability, and case analysis of selected business ventures in the region. In addition to coursework, participants produce an independent research project designed to be applied in some facet of their current or future work in a specific region. Students are encouraged to look at global business issues in new and innovative ways. (GR)


MKT 615: Consumer Behavior

3 Credit Hour(s)

How and why do consumers behave as they do? How can consumer decision making be understood when there are so many variables to consider? This course answers these questions by providing students with the fundamental theories underpinning consumer behavior and understanding of how consumer behavior concepts can be applied to marketing management, to our roles as consumers, and to everyday life. Additionally, concepts, theories and principle from the social sciences will be employed to extend understanding of how consumers acquire and consumer goods, services, and ideas. Students will learn how and why consumers behave by examining how they use products to define themselves and how that self-concept affects their attention to and perception of products, their motivations to purchase, their awareness of and attitudes towards brands, products, and advertising, their choices of products, and their levels of customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. (GR)



Mathematics

MTH 100: Mathematics in Our Daily Life

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Fulfills Quantitative Literacy requirement. A course designed to improve students' application of mathematical concepts in their everyday experience. These concepts will be developed through inductive/deductive reasoning, and topics such as fractal, pattern, sequences, geometry, logic, and statistics. Not offered for credit to mathematics majors. Prerequisite: MTH 97 or adequate competence as determined by mathematics placement. Offered As Needed. (UG)


MTH 104: Survey of Statistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Quantitative Literacy. An intuitive study of descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on applications using a statistical package. Prerequisite: MTH 97 (or adequate competence as determined by the mathematics placement). This course is not permitted for BA Math majors. (UG)


MTH 111: Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Quantitative Literacy. Basic ideas underlying mathematics in general, arithmetic and geometry in particular. Prerequisites: MTH 97 or adequate competence as determined by mathematics placement. For Education majors only. (UG)


MTH 112: Geometry and Logic

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Quantitative Literacy. The second of a two-course sequence for future elementary teachers. Elementary logic and truth tables, geometric entities with their properties as sets of points, coordinate geometry, measurement, other geometries. Prerequisite: MTH 111. (UG)


MTH 124: College Algebra

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Quantitative Literacy. The real number system, first and second degree equations and inequalities, exponents, polynomials and rational functions are studied in depth. Elementary analytic geometry is also covered. Prerequisite: Grade C in MTH 97 (or adequate competence as determined by mathematics placement). (UG)


MTH 131: Calculus and Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Quantitative Literacy. This course is specifically designed for non-science majors. It covers single and multi-variables calculus, linear algebra including the simplex method for linear programming, with their applications in business and social sciences. Prerequisite: MTH 124 (or adequate competence as determined by mathematics placement). (UG)


MTH 134: Pre-Calculus

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Quantitative Literacy. Topics in this pre-calculus mathematics course include functions; graphing; polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; and trigonometry. Intended for students who must take calculus but who lack the necessary background. Prerequisite: MTH 124 (or adequate competence as determined by mathematics placement). (UG)


MTH 144: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Quantitative Literacy. Limits, continuity, differentiation, anti-differentiation, definite integrals, transcendental functions, formal integration, and application to physical, natural and engineering sciences. Prerequisite: Minimum grade C in MTH 134 (or adequate competence as determined by mathematics placement). (UG)


MTH 145: Calculus and Analytic Calculus II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Quantitative Literacy. Limits, continuity, differentiation, anti-differentiation, definite integrals, transcendental functions, formal integration, and application to physical, natural and engineering sciences. Prerequisite: Minimum grade C in MTH 144 (or adequate competence as determined by mathematics placement). (UG)


MTH 246: Linear Algebra

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is an introduction to linear algebra. Topics covered include systems of linear equations, vector spaces and subspaces, dimension of vector spaces, linear transformations and eigenvalues. The interrelationship between these concepts is emphasized. An attempt is made to provide motivation for abstract ideas by presenting them as natural generalizations of familiar geometric concepts. Prerequisite: a grade of a C or better in MTH 144 or equivalent. (UG)


MTH 254: Calculus and Analytic Geometry

3 Credit Hour(s)

Polar coordinates, infinite sequences, series, vector algebra and geometry, two and three dimensional vector algebra, calculus of functions of several variables, vector differential calculus lines and surface integrals. Prerequisite: a grade of a C or better in MTH 145. (UG)


MTH 255: Calculus and Analytic Geometry IV

3 Credit Hour(s)

Polar coordinates, infinite sequences, series, vector algebra and geometry, two and three dimensional vector algebra, calculus of functions of several variables, vector differential calculus lines and surface integrals. Prerequisite: MTH 254. (UG)


MTH 264: Discrete Mathematics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Study of a variety of discrete mathematical systems. Introduction to mathematical logic and its applications; sets, relations, and functions; combinatorics; discrete number systems; induction, recursion and generating functions; graph theory; lattices and boolean algebra. Prerequisite: Minimum grade C in MTH 144. (UG)


MTH 274: Differential Equations

3 Credit Hour(s)

Ordinary equations of the first, second and higher orders; linear differential equations with constant coefficients; applications in physics and geometry. Solutions of linear systems of ordinary differential equations. Prerequisite: MTH 145. (UG)


MTH 303: Introduction to Proofs

3 Credit Hour(s)

A course that teaches students how to read and construct proofs as they are typically presented in the textbook, journal articles, and other mathematical literature, at the appropriate level. Prerequisites: Minimum grades of C in MTH 145 and MTH 264. (UG)


MTH 307: Introduction to Abstract Algebra I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is the first part of a two-course sequence. Introduction to theory of groups, rings, ideals, integral domains and fields; vector spaces, matrices and determinants. Prerequisite: MTH 145 and upper division status. (UG)


MTH 308: Introduction to Abstract Algebra II

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is part two of a two-course sequence. Introduction to theory of groups, rings, ideals, integral domains and fields; vector spaces, matrices and determinants. Prerequisite: MTH 307 and upper division status. (UG)


MTH 310: Methods in Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the secondary school curriculum and pedagogical implications for teaching mathematics. Topics include developing lesson plans, exploring assessment techniques, and special learning techniques. Includes lectures, field experience, the role of technology as a teaching resource and classroom tool, and classroom management issues. Students are expected to complete 50 hours of field experience. Prerequisite: Upper division status. This course cannot be used as a Math elective for BA Math majors or Education majors with Math Area Studies. Offered As Needed. (UG)


MTH 324: Applied Statistics I

4 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on applications in health sciences, marketing, finance, and political science. Students will explore commonly used descriptive and inferential statis- tical techniques; and learn how to apply these techniques using the computer software R and interpret the correspond- ing results. Topics will include: basic descriptive statistics, basic probability, sampling distributions, inferential statistics, and parametric and non-parametric tests of association. Prerequisite: MTH 144, CSC 201, and CSC 212. (UG)


MTH 324L: Applied Statistics I Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Applied Statistics I. Corequisite: MTH 324 (UG)


MTH 325: Applied Statistics II

4 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to statistical regression models with emphasis on applications in health sciences, marketing, finance, and political science. Students will explore commonly used regression techniques, including: univariate and multi-variable linear models, logistic regression models, and ANOVA models represented as general linear models. These methods will be illustrated using the computer software R. Time permitting, advanced topics will include time-series models and statistical measures of validity (sensitivity, specificity, and basic ROC analyses). Prerquisite: MTH 324. (UG)


MTH 325L: Applied Statistics II Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Applied Statistics II. Corequisite: MTH 325 (UG)


MTH 351: Modern Geometry

3 Credit Hour(s)

Historical background, transformational geometry: mapping and transformation, synthetic plane geometry: Mobius and hyperbolic geometry, other geometries: projective geometry, pseudo geometry, universal and multidimensional projective geometry. Prerequisites: MTH 145 and MTH 264 and upper division status. Offered As Needed. (UG)


MTH 400: Data Exploration

3 Credit Hour(s)

An advanced statistical methods course on exploratory data analysis and its application in the fields of health science, marketing, finance, and political science. Using the R software package, students will examine the basic tenants of Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA). Topics will include: transforming and standardizing data, handling missing data, data visualization (distributions, relationaships, clusters, et.), data summarization, data reduction, cluster identification, and hypothesis development. Prerequisite: MTH 325 and CSC 350 (UG)


MTH 402: Internship

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as CSC 402. This course is designed to provide the student with a structured experience to apply basic tools in data analysis to decision making. The course consists of a 150 clock hour supervised placement (10 hours per week at site), along with a weekly class Seminar. (Students are not permitted to work less than 10 hours for their practicum hours). Students must work with a company who employs data analytic tools to make business decisions. (UG)


MTH 407: Advanced Calculus

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is part one of a two-course sequence. A rigorous study of calculus, sequence, real number system, functions, limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, infinite series. Prerequisite: MTH 255 and upper division status. Offered As Needed. (UG)


MTH 408: Advanced Calculus II

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is part two of a two-course sequence. A rigorous study of calculus, sequence, real number system, functions, limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, infinite series. Prerequisite: MTH 407. Offered As Needed. (UG)


MTH 414: Elementary Theory of Probability

3 Credit Hour(s)

Algebra of sets applied to discrete sample spaces; combinational analysis; conditional probability; binomial, Poisson and normal distributions. Applications of advanced probability techniques to a research problem. Prerequisite: MTH 145, MTH 264 and upper division status, or permission of instructor. Offered As Needed. (UG)


MTH 415: Theory of Mathematical Statistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Sampling, distributions, statistical inference, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression. Prerequisite: MTH 414. Offered As Needed. (UG)


MTH 416: Numerical Analysis

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as CSC 416. Study of finite differences, interpolation, root finding algorithms; numerical differentiation and integration. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. Prerequisite:MTH 145. Offered As Needed. (UG)


MTH 430: Mathematics Reading List and Proseminar

3 Credit Hour(s)

History, development and foundations of mathematics. Prerequisite: MTH 264 and upper division status. Offered As Needed. (UG)


MTH 457: Independent Study or Research

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Individually arranged reading and research. Open to qualified students at the invitation of the faculty. Offered As Needed. (UG)


MTH 459: Introduction to Mathematical Research

1 Credit Hour(s)

In this course students select topics for their research project and make substantial progress on researching the senior thesis required in MTH 460 Mathematics Capstone. Students are required to submit a polished research proposal and an annotated bibliography and to make an oral presentation of the research proposal to the class. Prerequisite: Upper division status in the Mathematics Department. Offered as Needed. (UG)


MTH 460: Mathematics Capstone

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. This course has been designed to give students an introduction to research and literature in mathematics. Students will demonstrate their research, analytical, oral, and writing skills by researching and writing an original document (minimum 12 pages) based on sources appropriate to the discipline and approved by the instructor. At the end of the semester students will offer oral presentations to the class with selected members of the Daemen College community in attendance. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior status. Offered As Needed. (UG)


MTH 90: Pre-Algebra

3 Credit Hour(s)

This self-paced course emphasizes basic computational skills including whole number operations, fractions, mixed numbers, decimal fractions, ratios and proportions, signed numbers, simple linear equations and operations on polynomials. As a student's level of preparation for entry into this course may vary, mastery of course content may require enrollment in the course for more than one semester. Offered Each Semester. Please note: The number of credits this course carries are in clock hours, not institutional credit hours. A clock hour course will not advance your degree progress; rather, it is designed to strengthen your skill in order to qualify for a credit-bearing course in this area of study or in a related field. The clock hours DO count, however, towards your course load and for financial aid purposes. (UG)


MTH 96: Developmental Skills in Basic Mathematics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course emphasizes computational and fundamental skills, including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, proportions, percents, and beginning algebra. Offered in HEOP Summer Program. Please note: The number of credits this course carries are in clock hours, not institutional credit hours. A clock hour course will not advance your degree progress; rather, it is designed to strengthen your skill in order to qualify for a credit-bearing course in this area of study or in a related field. The clock hours DO count, however, towards your course load and for financial aid purposes. (UG)


MTH 97: Basic Mathematics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course covers the essentials of algebra, including signed numbers, fractions, factoring, polynomials, rational functions, solving equations, and word problems. Intended for students needing skills in mathematics. Prerequisite: MTH-90 or adequate competency as determined by mathematics placement. Offered Each Semester. Please note: The number of credits this course carries are in clock hours, not institutional credit hours. A clock hour course will not advance your degree progress; rather, it is designed to strengthen your skill in order to qualify for a credit-bearing course in this area of study or in a related field. The clock hours DO count, however, towards your course load and for financial aid purposes. Please note: This is a developmental course. Students needing this course are required to register for it upon placement and to remain enrolled until satisfactory completion. Course withdrawal is not allowed except by permission of both the instructor and the student's advisor. (UG)



Music

MUS 100: Introduction to Music

3 Credit Hour(s)

Basic concepts and terminology; survey of selected periods in music history, with study of representative compositions. (UG)


MUS 115: The Music of the United States

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. A survey of the entire range of American music: religious, folk, classical, popular, jazz, etc. (UG)



Natural Science

NSC 121: Pre-Veterinary Seminar I

1 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Communication Skills; Information Literacy. Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. This course is the first in the sequence of three courses designed to introduce students to the veterinary profession. Students will be introduced to the history and status of the profession, scope of practice, professional organizations, veterinarians' role in working with public health professionals, and the importance of scientific research to informing practice. Students will research relevant veterinary medical topics for oral and written presentation synthesizing information from appropriate primary and secondary sources. Prerequisite: CMP 101. (UG)


NSC 130: Scientific Excavation as a Window on the Past

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Two Western New York scientific excavation projects will be used to demonstrate the application of the scientific method to real-life situations in complex and sometimes misleading field situations. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


NSC 201: Comprehensive Science I

3 Credit Hour(s)

An integrated approach to the sciences, covering physics, chemistry, earth science, astronomy and biology. Interconnections of these disciplines is emphasized to promote a basic science literacy and informed civic involvement. Intended for non-majors. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. (UG)


NSC 202: Comprehensive Science II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Continuation of NSC 201. Cannot be used for science credit for science majors. (UG)


NSC 205: Planet Earth I: Physical Features

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as ENS 205. An introduction to physical aspects of geology, hydrology, the atmosphere and oceanography of the Earth and the application of these principles from a scientific perspective to land use and planning. Cannot receive credit for both ESC 107 and ENS/NSC 205. (UG)


NSC 209: Service Learning in the Natural Sciences

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning requirement. A course that involves students working together to use their scientific knowledge to benefit the community. Project topics will vary each semester, but will involve students in identifying relevant community problems, developing proposed solutions and helping to implement these in the community. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. (UG)


NSC 221: Pre-Veterinary Seminar II

1 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Communication Skills; Information Literacy. Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. This course is the second in the sequence of three courses designed to introduce students to the veterinary profession. Students will be introduced to the history and status of the profession, scope of practice, professional organizations, veterinarians' role in working with public health professionals, and the importance of scientific research to informing practice. Students will research relevant veterinary medical topics for oral and written presentation synthesizing information from appropriate primary and secondary sources. Prerequisite: NSC 121. (UG)


NSC 231: Natural Science: Scientific Language & Literacy Seminar

3 Credit Hour(s)

A seminar on research problems and recent advances in natural science. Emphasis is placed on using different forms of media and presentation to communicate scientific ideas. Prerequisites: Biology, Biochemistry or Natural Science major; Sophomore status = min. grade C in CHE 111, BIO 110, and 3 credits in an additional 300/400 level BIO or CHE. (UG)


NSC 244: Scientific Techniques and Data Interpretation

3 Credit Hour(s)

A survey of basic methods of data collection and analysis. Students will learn about the theory and practice of basic laboratory skills that are considered necessary for entry-level laboratory positions or beginning graduate studies in the sciences. Methods of data collection and analysis for different techniques and instrumentation will be reviewed. Prerequisite: BIO 110, CHE 111. (UG)


NSC 303: Environmental Toxicology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as ENS 303. Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. An examination of different types of toxins, their routes into organisms, environmental fates and roles in metabolic pathways. Applications to environmental and occupational health as well as detection and risk assessment are included. Prerequisites: BIO 109 and BIO 110/L and CHE 111/L. (UG)


NSC 306: Teaching Science in Middle and High School

3 Credit Hour(s)

An investigation of the diverse methods for presenting science material in the middle and high school classroom to meet the national and state standards for science education. Classroom visitation will be required outside of course time. Prerequisites: Upper division status in biology, EDU 313 and EDU 327. (UG)


NSC 307: Pharmacotherapeutics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Not open to Biology, Biochemistry or Natural Science majors. This elective course presents the latest information about the newest medications and up-to-the minute information about traditional drugs in a manner that is relevant to the needs of the professional nurse caring for patients in a variety of clinical settings. Through a nursing process approach, the course stresses pharmacological principles that will aid the nurse in the administration of medications. The course is designed for the nurse who already has a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Problem-solving sessions throughout the course focus on therapeutic usages and monitoring of each of the classes of agents. Prerequisites: BIO 207-208 or BIO 330-340. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


NSC 310: Biostatistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking. An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on applications in biological and health sciences. Prerequisite: MTH 134, BIO 110. Lecture, 3 hours; Computer Lab, 1 hour. (UG)


NSC 321: Pre-Veterinary Seminar III

1 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Communication Skills; Information Literacy. Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. This course is the third in the sequence of three seminar courses designed to introduce students to the veterinary profession. Students in this final seminar will complete an extended research project on a selected veterinary medical topic using appropriate primary literature. It is expected that students will present their work in either poster or oral format for a public audience. Topics in this seminar will explore policies related to animal research and welfare, the role of the veterinarian to inform policy and to work with other professionals as part of the public health system (One Health Initiative). Prerequisite: NSC 221 (UG)


NSC 331: Natural Science Literature Survey

2 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Writing Intensive. Together with NSC 443, combination of both courses meet Research and Presentation requirement. An introduction to the general principles and procedures of scientific research with emphasis on the use of scientific literature and methods of research. Prerequisite: Upper division status in Biochemistry, Biology or Natural Science and successful completion of CHE 302 and 2 additional courses in BIO, ENS, NSC at the 300/400 level or permission of the instructor. Seminar, 1 hour; Literature work, 3 hours. (UG)


NSC 342: Biomaterials

3 Credit Hour(s)

An examination of the range of biomaterials available for orthopedics, cardiology, plastic surgery, dentistry, and other applications. The selection of materials and their manufacture for implantation in the body are discussed. Issues surrounding safety of biomaterials in the body, as well as the FDA processes governing implants and clinical trials are examined. Prerequisites: BIO 110 and CHE 111. (UG)


NSC 401: Research Problems in Cell Biology

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Individual literature and/or laboratory research in cell biology under supervision. Prerequisites: BIO 325; NSC 331; permission of instructor. (UG)


NSC 404: Research Problems in Mammalian Physiology

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Individual literature and/or laboratory research in mammalian physiology under supervision. Prerequisites: NSC 331; permission of instructor. (UG)


NSC 405: Research Problems in Genetics and Microbiology

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Individual literature and/or laboratory research in Genetics and/or Microbiology. Prerequisites: NSC 331, permission of instructor. (UG)


NSC 406: Research Problems in Organic and Environmental Chemistry

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Individual literature and/or laboratory research in organic or environmental chemistry under supervision. Prerequisites: NSC 331; permission of instructor. (UG)


NSC 407: Research Problems in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Individual literature and/or laboratory research in molecular biology and/or biochemistry. Prerequisites: NSC 331; permission of instructor. (UG)


NSC 408: Research Problems in Biochemistry

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Individual literature and/or laboratory research in molecular biology and/or biochemistry. Prerequisites: NSC 331; permission of instructor. (UG)


NSC 409: Research Problems in Analytical and Physical Chemistry

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Individual literature and/or laboratory research in analytical or physical chemistry under supervision. Prerequisites: NSC 331; permission of instructor. (UG)


NSC 410: Research Problems in Ecology and Environmental Biology

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Individual literature and/or laboratory research in ecology and evolutionary biology under supervision. Prerequisites: NSC 331; permission of instructor. (UG)


NSC 412: Research Problems in Zoology and Natural History

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Individual literature and/or laboratory research in zoology and/or natural history under supervision. Prerequisites: NSC 331; permission of instructor. (UG)


NSC 413: Research Problems in Organic & Biochemistry

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Individual literature and/or laboratory research in organic chemistry and/or biochemistry under supervision. Prerequisites: NSC 331; permission of instructor. (UG)


NSC 414: Research Problems in Developmental Biology

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Individual literature and/or laboratory research in developmental biology under supervision. Prerequisites: NSC 331; permission of instructor. (UG)


NSC 415: Research Problems: Bioengineering and Wound Healing

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Individual literature and/or laboratory research in bioengineering and/or wound healing under supervision. Prerequisites: NSC 331; permission of instructor. (UG)


NSC 416: Research Problems: Inorganic Biochemistry

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Individual literature and/or laboratory research in inorganic biochemistry under supervision. Prerequisites: NCS 331; permission of instructor. (UG)


NSC 443: Natural Science Research Seminar

2 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy; Writing Intensive. Together with NSC 331, combination of both courses meet Research and Presentation requirement. A capstone seminar focusing on research conducted by seniors and faculty. Prerequisites: NSC 331, with a grade of C or better; Senior status in Biochemistry, Biology or Natural Science. Seminar, 1 hour; Literature and/or Laboratory Work, 3 hours. (UG)


NSC 458: Natural Science Directed Study

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Independent study or project in a natural science discipline under supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisites: Senior status in a natural science discipline and permission of the department chairperson. (UG)



Nursing

NUR 222: Healing, Holism and Spirituality in Health Care

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Cross-listed as PHI 222. This three (3) credit course is a truly inter-disciplinary, inter-divisional course team-taught by a faculty member of the nursing department and a faculty member of the humanities. The course is designed to explore the meaning and mutual inter-connectedness of healing, holism, spirituality and care. Students will investigate the role of spirituality in their own personal lives, the power of healing and care both in medicine and everyday experience. Complementary therapeutic modalities such as prayer, therapeutic touch, meditation, friendship, etc. will be explored. There will be special focus on matters relating to the living-dying continuum exploring end-of-life matters), the inter-relatedness of the universe, and the implications of certain cultural differences, especially those in eastern cultures. Assignments for the course, including journal assignments and a hospice experience, are designed to stimulate personal as well as professional growth. Assigned readings, faculty presentations, and class discussions are intended to encourage student self-reflection, as well as a shared learning experience. Lecture/seminar, 3 hours. (UG)


NUR 251: Special Topics: Oncology Nursing I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is the first of two courses designed to give the international registered nurse student a core knowledge base in oncology nursing. This course serves as an introduction to the student to nursing theory, nursing research, and evidence-based nursing to patient and family centered oncology nursing practice. The purpose of this course is to acquaint registered nurse students with the fundamentals of cellular basics of cancer, biology of cancer, health promotion, epidemiology, prevention and detection, treatment modalities, oncologic emergencies, psychosocial issues, supportive care, palliative care, survivorship, and research. (UG)


NUR 251L: Special Topics: Oncology Nursing I Lab

6 Credit Hour(s)

This practicum is designed to introduce Registered Nurse students to the role of the professional nurse in the oncology care setting. Emphasis is on further development of professional nursing skills and the use of the nursing process, particularly assessment, decision making, and evaluation. Clinical experiences in a variety of inpatient and ambulatory care settings enable students to develop essential skills for providing accessible, continuous, collaborative, affordable, and patient centered oncology care. Students gain experience in independent and interdisciplinary decision making with nurse preceptors and other health team members. Students have the opportunity to participate in off-unit/clinic experiences such as with the Ostomy & Skin Care team, Diagnostic Radiology, Infusion and Chemotherapy Amherst Satellite, and surgery. Clinical rotations will include opportunities in both inpatient and outpatient settings within Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The rotation includes a quality improvement Capstone project. The lab will include 18 hours of clinical practice per week (3/1 ratio). (UG)


NUR 252: Special Topics: Oncology Nursing II

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is the second of two courses designed to give the international registered nurse student an advanced knowledge base in oncology nursing. This course serves as an introduction to the student to advancing nursing theory, nursing research, and evidence-based nursing to patient and family centered oncology nursing practice. The purpose of this course is to acquaint registered nurse students with advanced concepts of cancer symptom management. Prerequisite: NUR 251/L. (UG)


NUR 252L: Special Topics: Oncology Nursing II Lab

6 Credit Hour(s)

Continuation of NUR 251 Lab. The rotation includes a research Capstone project. The lab will include 18 hours of clinical practice per week (3/1 ratio). (UG)


NUR 305: Health Assessment

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a health assessment on an adult and child. The impact of genetics and genomics are explored in relation to disease prevention, health promotion, and health screening. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning are utilized to inform assessment and evidence-based nursing diagnoses. Emphasis is placed on normal findings of the physical assessment. Lecture, 3 hours. Prerequisites: BIO 207 and BIO 208. (UG)


NUR 315: Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides an introduction to the nature of professional nursing with a dual emphasis on self as learner and self as nurse. The course is designed to introduce the student to the application of nursing theory to contemporary nursing practice. Nursing theory will be explored as the foundation for the development of professional nursing. This course also broadens the Registered Nurse's perspective of professionalism, the role of research, and value-based behavior at the baccalaureate level. Web-enhanced. Majors only. Also available in a web-based format. (UG)


NUR 316: Holistic Perspectives

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course focuses on the relationship between values and attitudes of the nurse, individuals, and families in the health care system based on a holistic approach. Various macro and micro-cultures are explored in terms of specific cultural influences affecting the adaptation response of individuals, families, and communities. The rendering of health care to meet health needs as well as culture specific values, communication, religion, customs, and health beliefs and practices is emphasized. Future implications for the health care delivery system based on concepts of caring and humanistic nursing are explored. Web-enhanced. Also available in a web-based format. (UG)


NUR 317: Professional Nursing Practice I

6 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to enhance critical thinking and clinical reasoning abilities by introducing the student to the application of nursing research and evidence based practice to contemporary nursing practice. The purpose of this course is to acquaint nursing students with the fundamentals of research methods and to understand the importance of research in practice. Evidence based practice will be explored as a basis for further development of professional practice. Application of research and the formation of evidence based practice will be explored in classroom and external learning experiences. Lecture 60 instructional hours (4 credits); External Learning Experiences, 60 hours (2 credits). Offered in a web-enhanced format. Also offered in web-based format. Prerequisite: NUR 315. Corequisite NUR 317L. (UG)


NUR 317L: Professional Nursing Practice I Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This course satisfies the external learning experiences requirement for NUR 317. 60 hours per semester. (UG)


NUR 324: Leadership Development in Clinical Nursing

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course prepares students with the knowledge and skills in leadership, communication, interprofessional teamwork and quality improvement systems that are necessary to provide quality health care. Group dynamics and group processes are examined. The course emphasizes ethical and critical thinking/clinical reasoning skills used to initiate and maintain effective working relationships, and develop conflict resolution strategies in professional nursing practice. Leadership theory and management functions in contemporary nursing practice will be explored. Various models of nursing practice will be examined and related to the leadership function of nurses. (UG)


NUR 417: Professional Nursing Practice II

6 Credit Hour(s)

This course prepares students with the knowledge and skills in leadership, communication, interprofessional teamwork and quality improvement systems that are necessary to provide quality health care. Group dynamics and group processes are examined. The course emphasizes ethical and critical thinking/clinical reasoning skills used to initiate and maintain effective working relationships, and develop conflict resolution strategies in professional practice. Leadership theory and management functions in contemporary nursing practice will be explored. This course enhances nurses' ability to manage themselves and others effectively within the context of change occurring within the healthcare system. Offered in a web-enhanced format. Lecture 60 instructional hours (4 credits); External learning experiences, 60 hours (2 credits). Prerequisites: RN Licensure, majors only, NUR 315. Corequisite: NUR 417L. (UG)


NUR 417L: Professional Nursing Practice II Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This course satisfies the external learning experiences requirement for NUR 417. 60 hours per semester. (UG)


NUR 432: Professional Issues

3 Credit Hour(s)

Together with NUR 453, fulfills Research and Presentation requirement for Nursing majors. This course continues the process of professional nursing socialization. It is designed so that students may lead seminars to discuss issues affecting the nursing profession. The course includes a student led debate and written articulation of each student's philosophy of nursing. The major goals of this course are to increase student involvement in policy/politics and to enhance student awareness of the importance of lifelong learning. Lecture, 3 hours. Majors only. Prerequisites: NUR 317 and 417. Corequisite: NUR 453. RN licensure, Majors only. (UG)


NUR 453: Professional Nursing Practice III

6 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Writing Intensive. Together with NUR 432, meets Research and Presentation requirement. In this course, the student applies the nursing process to population-focused nursing of the community. Population-focused nursing care in this course incorporates working with the community as partner, assessing determinants of health, examining available resources within the community, and identifying needs to improve health outcomes of the community. In addition, students collaborate with healthcare professionals and utilize informatics to promote conditions and healthy behaviors to improve population health. Offered in a web- enhanced format. Lecture 60 instructional hours (4 credits). External Learning Experiences, 60 hours (2 credits). Prerequisite: NUR 317, RN licensure, majors only. Co-requisite: NUR 453L. (UG)


NUR 453L: Professional Nursing Practice III Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This course satisfies the external learning experiences requirement for NUR 453. 60 hours per semester. (UG)


NUR 501: Nursing Informatics&HlthcrTech

1 Credit Hour(s)

Nursing informatics focuses on the use of patient care and other technologies to deliver and enhance nursing care. The use of communication technologies in the integration and coordination of care will be explored while using data management to analyze and improve outcomes of care. Information technology systems, such as decision support systems, are essential to gathering evidence to improve practice, as well as enhance cost effectiveness and patient safety through application of evidence based practice, outcomes research and electronic health records. Application of core scientific and ethical principles including standards for the use of health and information technologies will be explored. Offered in web based format. (GR)


NUR 504: Strategies and Theories in Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the development and implementation of effective communication skills and strategies in the teaching/learning process to foster the development of the nurse educator as a leader within the nursing profession. The course explores contextual environments, advances in technology, diversity in learner backgrounds and experiences, and covers both traditional and innovative pedagogies in nursing education. Emphasis is placed on building collegial relationships, critical thinking, reflective thinking, and communication skills through evidenced based practice. This course requires a three-hour classroom lecture session. Prerequisite or Co-requisites: None. (GR)


NUR 505: Advanced Health Assessment For the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

4 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide the adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner student with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a comprehensive health and physical assessment on clients from young adulthood through senescence. This course is designed to build on knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and health assessment skills previously attained in undergraduate nurse education. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic reasoning skills needed for clinical reasoning in the advanced practice nursing role. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program. This course must be taken in the semester immediately preceding NUR 561/L. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: NUR 509 , completed no more than five years prior to registering for Advanced Health Assessment for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Students will be required to purchase special examination equipment by the onset of the semester in which this course is taken. Lecture 3 hours/week. Course also includes 2 hour lab session per week (1 credit). (GR)


NUR 505L: Advanced Health Assessment for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

0 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide the adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner student with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a comprehensive health and physical assessment on clients from young adulthood through senescence. This course is designed to build on knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and health assessment skills previously attained in undergraduate nurse education. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic reasoning skills needed for clinical reasoning in the advanced practice nursing role. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program. This course must be taken in the semester immediately preceding NUR 561/L. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: NUR 509, completed no more than five years prior to registering for Advanced Health Assessment for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Students will be required to purchase special examination equipment by the onset of the semester in which this course is taken. This course satisfies the 2 lab hours per week for the NUR 505 course. (GR)


NUR 509: Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology for The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course examines concepts and theories related to disorders of physiological processes, which result in health alterations and disease in the adult and geriatric patient in a primary care setting. Fundamental concepts from cellular to clinical manifestations of altered health and disease are presented. Critical thinking/reasoning, evidence based research and problem-based learning are implemented to support the application of theoretical knowledge about physiology and altered physiology (pathophysiology) to actual adult and geriatric patient situations in the primary care setting. (GR)


NUR 511: Conceptual Basis for Advanced Practice Nursing

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course explores topics essential to conceptualizing advanced nursing practice. Evolution, advancement and regulation of nursing practice are explored. Emphasis is placed on developing a high level of professionalism in nursing, including effective communication, leadership competencies, political advocacy and advanced use of knowledge. The importance of understanding evidence based practice, the health care delivery system and factors affecting advanced nursing practice are addressed. This course is offered on campus in a web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 512: Theoretical Basis of Advanced Nursing Practice

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the theoretical basis of advanced nursing practice. The origins and evolution of nursing knowledge, application of nursing theory, and evidence-based practice are explored. Students' personal philosophies of nursing are appraised, frameworks from nursing and other disciplines are analyzed, and select conceptual knowledge important to advanced nursing practice is examined with an emphasis on synthesizing knowledge for use in practice and research. Topics essential to conceptualizing advanced nursing practice, including developing a high level of professionalism, communication skills, advocacy effectiveness, policy awareness, and advanced use of knowledge in and for nursing and health care, are addressed. This course is offered on campus in a web enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 513: Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to familiarize students with contemporary issues pertaining to advanced nursing practice. Issues related to economics, ethics, culture and global perspectives of advanced nursing care, quality improvement, system change strategies, and models of care delivery and coordination will be explored. This course will prepare students to practice as leaders in an advanced nursing role. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Daemen Nursing Department, Graduate Division. This course is offered on campus and in a web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 515: Theoretical Perspectives in Advanced Practice Nursing

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course explores theoretical frameworks as the foundation for advanced nursing practice. The origins and structure of nursing knowledge are identified and examined and selected theories/conceptual models of nursing and other disciplines are analyzed. The relationship among theory, research and practice is explored. Emphasis is placed on applying theoretical perspectives in advanced nursing practice. This course is offered on campus in a web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 516: Advanced Pharmacology:for the Adult- Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course fulfills the pharmacology requirement for the graduate adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program. It provides a foundation for the understanding of pharmacological principles that will assist the adult-gerontology nurse practitioner in prescribing medications. An introduction to general principles of pharmacology that are essential for an understanding of individual drug actions will be presented. Special considerations of physiological changes with the geriatric client will be addressed in respect to prescribing of medications. Information about selected medications will be presented in a manner that is relevant to the needs of the adult-gerontology nurse practitioner who cares for patients in a variety of clinical settings. Discussion and class content regarding these medications will focus on drug actions, therapeutic usage, side effects, drug interactions, physiologic implications and monitoring in adult and geriatric patients. Ethical and legal principles related to safe prescription writing will be detailed. (GR)


NUR 517: Pharmacology for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides a foundation for the understanding of pharmacological principles that will assist the adult gerontology nurse practitioner in prescribing medications. An introduction to general principles of pharmacology that are essential for an understanding of individual drug actions will be presented. Special considerations of physiological changes with the geriatric client will be addressed in respect to prescribing of medications. Select groups of medications will be explored focusing on drug actions, therapeutic usage, side effects, drug interactions, and monitoring in adult and geriatric clients. Ethical and legal principles related to safe prescription writing will be detailed. This course is a companion course to NUR 519, and together with NUR 519, fulfills the pharmacology requirement for the graduate adult-gerontology nurse practitioner program. This course includes 15 instructional hours, incorporating face-to-face and online learning. (GR)


NUR 519: Selected Topics in Pharmacology for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on selected categories of medications that are commonly used in primary care management of adult and geriatric clients. Information about select medications will be presented in a manner that is relevant to the needs of the adult health nurse practitioner who cares for patients in a variety of clinical settings. Discussion and class content regarding these medications will focus on drug actions, therapeutic usage, side effects, drug interactions, physiologic implications and monitoring in adult and geriatric clients. This course is a companion course to NUR 517, and together with NUR 517, fulfills the pharmacology requirement for the graduate adult-gerontology nurse practitioner program. This course includes 30 instructional hours, incorporating face-to-face and online learning. Lecture: 2 hours. (GR)


NUR 522: Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology, Health Assessment, and Pharmacology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course uses a case-study format to illustrate common diseases in selected body systems. The concepts of pathophysiology, health assessment skills and diagnostic reasoning, and updated pharmacologic treatment options are emphasized in the discussion of each disease. Variations of disease presentation and pharmacologic responses among different cultural, racial, gender, and age groups are integrated into the case studies. Methods to evaluate pharmacologic treatment outcomes are explored. The goal of the course is to build on the undergraduate pathophysiology, health assessment, and pharmacology to give students an advanced level of understanding in those topics. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 528: Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

This graduate level course focuses on methodologies to assess the learner's level of learning, evaluation of course and program objectives, as well as evaluation of clinical practicum settings. The course will also familiarize the graduate student with accreditation models and provide content related to the development of nursing program standards and policies regarding admission, progression, and graduation. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. Prerequisite or Co-requisites: None. (GR)


NUR 561: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practice I

6 Credit Hour(s)

The didactic portion of the first clinical course focuses on providing basic primary care for adult clients from young adulthood through senescence. This course focuses on health promotion, medical management and outcome assessment of common primary care problems. Screening and diagnostic reasoning are used to plan and deliver cost effective care. Physical and mental, acute and chronic illnesses are addressed in the context of the individual strengths, family and community. This course involves 4 hours per week of didactic delivery (4 credits) and a total of 250 clock hours for the semester (2 credits). Additional clinical seminars/laboratories are scheduled during the semester to allow for skills review and discussion of clinical issues. Students are individually supervised in the clinical setting by either a physician or a nurse practitioner preceptor. Ongoing interaction between Daemen College faculty and clinical preceptors is maintained throughout the semester. Prerequisites:NUR 505 (in the semester immediately preceding NUR 561),NUR 509 and NUR 517. Co-requisite: NUR-561L Pre or co-requisite NUR-516/NUR 519. (GR)


NUR 561L: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practice Practice I Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques in Adult-Gerontology Primary Health Care. Co-requisite: NUR-561. 250 Clock hours of clinical practice. (GR)


NUR 562: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practice Practice II

6 Credit Hour(s)

The didactic portion of the second clinical course builds on the foundational knowledge provided in the first clinical course (NUR 561) including additional complex medical conditions. This course focuses on comprehensive diagnosis, management, and evaluation of adult and geriatric clients with complex health needs. A holistic approach accounting for biopsychosocial, environmental, and genetic factors, and multidisciplinary teamwork are emphasized. NUR 562 involes four hours per week of didactic delivery (4 credits) and a total of 250 clock hours for the semester. Additional clinical seminars/laboratories are scheduled throughout the semester to allow for skills review and discussion of clinical issues. Ongoing interaction between Daemen College faculty and clinical preceptors is maintained throughout the semester. Prerequisite: NUR 561; co-requisite: NUR-562L. (GR)


NUR 562L: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practice Practice II Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques in Adult-Gerontology Primary Health Care. Required prerequisite: NUR 561 and NUR 561L; Co-requisite: NUR-562. 250 clock hours of clinical practice. (GR)


NUR 600: Curriculum Design and Implementation

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of nursing curricula. Emphasis is placed on designing nursing curricula based on evidence based education and practice, program outcomes, institutional philosophy and mission, societal and healthcare trends and needs, and community and clinical partnerships. The course explores educational principles, change theories and strategies, and philosophical and theoretical frameworks in curricula development. Methods for analyzing curricula and formulation of evaluation strategies and curricular revisions will also be investigated. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. Prerequisite: NUR 504: Strategies and Theories in Education, or permission from the course instructor. (GR)


NUR 602: Qualitative Research

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course addresses the process of the inductive mode of research. The history, methods, and outcomes of qualitative research are examined in detail. A number of qualitative research methodologies including phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography and action research are differentiated. Criteria for maintaining rigor in qualitative research are analyzed. The application of informatics to qualitative research is explored. An emphasis is placed on synthesizing qualitative research as a basis for practice. Lecture: two hours per week. (GR)


NUR 603: Quantitative Nursing Research

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course addresses the deductive mode of research. Steps in the design, implementation and analysis of various quantitative methods will be explored. Criteria for establishing reliability and validity and quantitative research will be appraised. Quantitative methods as applied to informatics, trends in healthcare, and the relationship between quality and safety in practice will be discussed. Data management and statistical analysis will be reviewed Emphasis will be placed on synthesizing research as a basis for practice. (GR)


NUR 604: Thesis

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

The thesis option provides the student with an opportunity to consider a theoretical question in relation to advanced practice nursing and to attempt to answer this question through the research process. The thesis is geared towards the development of a research proposal and the implementation of a pilot study that addresses an issue related to the student's graduate nursing program. For the thesis option, the student is expected to identify a research question, choose a theoretical framework or a conceptual model, select an appropriate methodology, collect, analyze, and discuss data. Students registering for Thesis for the first time are required to successfully complete NUR604S Thesis Introductory Seminar (1 credit; web-enhanced format). Prior to enrollment in NUR 604. At least two (2) members should be on each thesis committee, with the committee chairperson being a doctorate-prepared full-time faculty member from the Nursing Department. After a successful thesis defense, an electronic PDF copy of the thesis must be submitted to the Nursing Department and will be stored electronically via the library. Note: Students must take a total of 4 thesis credits, including the 1 credit thesis seminar. Credits may be distributed over several terms. The final thesis credit should be taken in the semester that the student defends. A student who has registered for the 4th credit of thesis/project (including the 1 credit earned in NUR604S) and who does not complete the thesis/project in that semester will receive a grade of Incomplete. In such a case, the student will have one additional semester to complete the thesis/project and the grade of Incomplete will be changed to Pass Complete. In the event that the student does not complete the thesis/project in the additional semester, the grade of Incomplete will revert to a grade of F. The student will then need to register for one additional credit hour of 604 in order to complete the thesis requirement. (GR)


NUR 604S: Thesis Intro Seminar

1 Credit Hour(s)

This introductory seminar is designed to introduce the graduate student to the thesis/project process. The course addresses the similarities and differences between the thesis and project options. Ethical issues in research, the human subjects research approval process, and the application of research to practice are explored. Throughout the course, students work to focus and develop a topic that is related to their program of study. By the end of the course, the student is encouraged to choose a particular topical area he/she wishes to focus on as he/she moves forward with the thesis or project. Students registering for a thesis or project credit for the first time are required to take the introductory seminar. After they have successfully completed the introductory seminar, students will continue their work on the thesis or project by working directly with their thesis chair and thesis committee The thesis option provides the student with an opportunity to consider a theoretical question that relates to their graduate program of study and to attempt to answer this question through the research process. For the thesis option, the student is expected to identify a research question, choose a theoretical framework or a conceptual model, select an appropriate methodology, collect, analyze, and discuss data. The project option is a demonstration of expertise in a field of interest related to the graduate student?s program of study, which serves to either contribute new knowledge to the field or to apply advanced knowledge in a creative manner. Students who are practice oriented, with the goal of developing advanced skills and knowledge, may choose to complete a project. The project method will vary depending on the subject matter chosen. Some examples of appropriate projects include: development of a health teaching module, use of media to promote health teaching, application of existing research to a particular clinical setting, and evaluation of existing health services. The course is offered in a web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 606: Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is the first of two courses designed to give the DNP student practical experience in applying statistical findings to the patient, family, populations, clinical unit, systems, and community levels. This course is intended to strengthen skills which are requisite to critically interpreting and analyzing quantitative nursing and health related research data. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of statistical concepts rather than computation. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 608: Practice Theories

2 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as HSC 308.This interprofessional course will provide health care providers with the tools to deliver understandable patient and family education. We will explore the concepts of health literacy and communication for healthcare professionals. We will explore the role of literacy in patient and family education, preparing healthcare professionals to use the best communication tools to assess health literacy and readability. We will also examine how to evaluate health literacy using tools designed for their ability to measure plain and understandable information, transfer information and communicate high risk and care transitions. Students will explore health literacy through the eyes of their discipline, and will develop an appreciation for the advantages to participating in an interprofessional team focused on the improvement of patient and family education. Web-based format. (GR)


NUR 610: Organizational Theory and Health Care Management

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on organizational theory, organizational behavior, and health care systems management. The course emphasizes organizational and systems principles, theories, and models that guide leadership in quality healthcare improvement and critical systems thinking. The course also emphasizes methods that promote health care systems management and effective interprofessional team leadership. Students will be asked to analyze a particular healthcare organization and related organizational theories. This course will include 2 hours of lecture weekly. (GR)


NUR 612: Environmental and Genetic Influences on Health

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on environmental and genetic influences and determinants of health for individuals, populations, and communities. This course works within a paradigm that considers genomics to be the interaction of genetics, environment, and the influence of psychosocial, behavioral, and cultural factors. It thus assists the DNP student to holistically integrate genetic, genomics, environmental, epidemiological and scientific underpinnings and concepts in the interpretation of clinical findings and in planning and evaluation of clinical management. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 614: Ethical Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course examines the ethical and philosophical foundations that have shaped the development of the current healthcare system. Course discussions will include critical analyses of the legal, regulatory and ethical issues that impact DNP practice. Case studies and narratives will be used to examine how ethics can guide the DNP's decision making in clinical practice and research situations. Class discussions will also focus on ethical dilemmas that may be encountered in the current healthcare environment. This course is offered in a Web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 616: Leadership Development

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to explore leadership through an examination of research leading to the development of leadership study and decision-making models, in order to understand that leadership, in practice, is an on-going process requiring self, situational, motivation and follower analysis. Through this lens, students will learn to analyze leadership challenges and their application to the DNP role. Inter- and intra-professional collaboration models including team leadership will be discussed. By providing a background of leadership and change theories stressing self awareness and personal leadership, critical and reflective thinking, an understanding of the role of organizational culture in shaping leadership styles, and interpersonal skill to achieve relational leadership and systems competence, students will better understand leadership actions which foster positive institutional and organizational change. An emphasis on analysis and experiential learning via assignments and involvement in projects will link course content to real challenges in the system. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 618: Informatics and Related Technology For Advanced Practice

1 Credit Hour(s)

Informatics for advanced practice focuses on developing proficiency in the utilization of information systems to implement initiatives for quality improvement that supports practice and administrative decision-making. Emphasis is also placed on presenting standards and principles for selecting and evaluating practice and consumer information systems. Related ethical, regulatory, and legal issues will be included. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 620: Nursing Education Practicum

4 Credit Hour(s)

The course emphasizes development of the nurse educator as leader in the practice environment. Focus is placed on functioning in the role of nurse educator and applying the core competencies of nursing faculty which include: facilitation of learning, facilitation of learner development and socialization, use of assessment and evaluation strategies, functioning as a change agent and leader, pursuing continuous quality improvement in the nurse educator role, and functioning within the educational environment. The course includes seminar discussions and nursing education practice: 150 clock hours. Prerequisites: NUR 504: Strategies and Theories in Education, NUR 528: Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education, or permission from the course instructor. (GR)


NUR 621: Scholarly Writing in Health Care

2 Credit Hour(s)

The course prepares the DNP student to synthesize knowledge through engagement in professional writing scholarship. Advanced instruction focuses on several forms of expository writing common in the health professions while emphasizing effective communication between the writer and different audiences. Emphasis is placed on cultivating critical thinking skills to prepare exemplars of scholarly writing. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 623: Research for Evidence-Based Practice

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is the second of two courses designed to give the DNP student practical experience in applying statistical findings to the patient, family, populations, clinical unit, systems, and community levels. It builds on those skills developed in NUR 606 Applied Statistics, by integrating principles of evidence-based practice and policy. Integration and translation of research to risk assessment, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and health care outcomes is the central focus of this course. Further, consideration of qualitative and other evidence for clinical practice is appraised. Prerequisite: NUR 606. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 625: Public Policy and Health Care Financing

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides an overview of public policy decisions that impact the organization, financing and delivery of health care within the United States Health Care System. The impact of global health issues on public policy and health status will also be discussed. The course will include critical analyses of the social, cultural, financial and political issues that impact the delivery of health care by the DNP. The course will cover basic health care reimbursement mechanisms and will provide students with the skills necessary for navigating within the current health care financing system to promote optimal patient outcomes. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 627: Clinical Theories

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to present the content and application of theories that have implications for the independent clinical practice of the DNP as part of the interdisciplinary venue of care. These theories have application to the clinical area, with implication for health behaviors and outcomes at the patient, family, population, clinical unit, systems and community levels. Methods to evaluate current established theories that guide DNP practice will be examined. Models for utilization of theories in DNP practice will be presented. Exemplars of how health-related theories apply to the clinical setting and various patient populations will be explored and critiqued. Technological applications will be incorporated to theory implementation. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 702: Clinical Internship

1-8 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to prepare DNP students to demonstrate practice expertise, specialized knowledge, and expanded responsibility and accountability in the holistic care and management of diverse individuals and families through immersion in clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on appraisal of the practice context to document practice trends, identify potential systematic changes, and formulate improvements in care for patient populations in the systems within their practice. Additionally, the DNP student will develop competence in practice at the aggregate/systems/organizational level. Clinical experiences will be designed to provide the student with the opportunity to work in depth with clinical experts in selected specialty areas. This course will include selected seminar activities and scheduled meetings with course intructor(s) and clinical preceptors. Students are required to complete 500 post-Master's supervised clinical hours by the completion of the program. Pre-/Co-requisites: NUR 606, NUR 608, NUR 610, NUR 621, NUR 623, NUR 627, or permission of the Graduate Program Director. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. (GR)


NUR 704: Scholarly Project

1-4 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to afford the DNP student the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of an advanced specialty in nursing practice. Focus is on the development of a tangible and deliverable academic product that is derived from the practice immersion. The product of the DNP project in the course links scholarly experiences and evidence based health care to the improvement of practice and/or patient outcomes. This course will include selected seminar activities and scheduled meetings with project advisor(s) throughout each semester in which the student is enrolled. Pre-/Co-requisites: NUR 606, NUR 608, NUR 610, NUR 621, NUR 623, NUR 627. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. (GR)



Paralegal Studies

PAR 210: Law for Society

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility; Contextual Integration; This course will introduce students to the various functions of law through example - reading cases, reading trial transcripts, reading statutes, and reading regulations. Through reading engaging forms of the law in the context of societal issues, students will be exposed to how society has chosen to solve certain problems and the adequacy of those solutions. Students will also learn how to pursue legal remedies and therefore learn the workings of the legal system; for example, the difference between trial and appellate courts, the difference between civil and criminal law, and how a case works its way through the legal system. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of legal reasoning by learning how to brief cases, including how to identify the legal rule relied on in a case and the holding of a case. (UG)


PAR 240: Introduction to Legal Skills for General Practice

3 Credit Hour(s)

This introductory course allows student to learn legal topics and legal skills that are common in a general, or non-specialized, law practice. Within the framework of substantive law, students will learn foundational skills such as factual investigation, interviewing clients and witnesses, drafting interoffice legal memos summarizing investigations and interviews, and the relevant legal rules including discovery rules, ethics, and evidence. Identification of legally relevant facts will be a key point of focus. These skills will be developed within the substantive legal context of negligence, business corporations and family law. Class time will include hands-on instruction from experts in the field and in-class exercises in interviewing and factual investigation. Assignments will include drafting legal documents such as motions, interoffice legal memos summarizing investigations and/or interviews, and business incorporation documents. (UG)


PAR 250: Paralegal Clinic

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is an experiential Service Learning course, supplemented by weekly focused class instruction on legal skills and cultural context, that brings students together with lawyers who are representing the under- served in Buffalo. Students will be placed in various court settings (such as help desks) and not-for-profit offices that provide civil legal services for refugees and immigrants. Students will work under the supervision of an attorney, assist the legal staff, and assist the public. Class work will focus on professionalism in the legal profession, ethics, and practical legal skills such as time keeping, and client interviews and cross-cultural communication. Class work will also focus on readings and discussion on contextual information on poverty and immigration law and connecting those readings to the day-to-day experience of clients and their legal issues. In order to maximize the experiential learning experience and assist the placement host as much as possible, the student will work approximately 50 hours during the semester, and the class will meet 1 hour per week to review a variety of practical legal skills, including legal writing, client interviewing, legal research. Class time will also be used to discuss how individual experiences are linked to systemic problems in the areas of poverty and immigration law. Strict standards on professionalism, attendance, and punctuality will be enforced. (UG)


PAR 301: Legal Research and Writing

3 Credit Hour(s)

Writing Intensive. This course teaches legal analysis, legal writing and problem-solving using the premier legal database WestlawNext which is typically used in law offices. Students learn to use a variety of electronic legal sources, perform legal research, analyze legal problems, and write legal documents, primarily case briefs and legal memos. Students also learn to locate and use both primary and secondary legal research sources, including federal and state cases, digests, statutes, treatises, encyclopedias, law reviews, citators and legal practice manuals. Ethics will be discussed throughout the semester relating to specific scenarios in legal work. Prerequisites: PAR 210 and a minimum grade of B in CMP 101; or declared Pre Law minor and minimum grade of B in CMP 101, or permission of instructor. (UG)


PAR 302: Law Office Computer Technology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Lawyers and paralegals increasingly rely on law practice-specific technology to produce more efficient and reliable legal services. Law Office Technology is an advanced computer-based course which will develop students' overall comprehension of complex computer systems, develop their practical skills, and develop their understanding of the practice of law and of legal ethics. The purpose of this course is to develop students' understanding of computer networks, cloud usage and computer hardware components. This course will also develop students' practical skills in a wide-ranging variety of legal software, including law office software for document assembly, case management, docketing, time and billing, electronic discovery, litigation support, and trial presentation graphics. Finally, this course will also advance students' skills in common software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet software, in order to develop advanced skills that are particularly necessary in a law office setting. (UG)


PAR 303: Litigation

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will introduce students to the realm of civil litigation - how our civil legal system works, and the roles of attorneys and paralegals in a civil litigation practice. This course will focus on helping students develop an understanding of how a civil lawsuit progresses from the date of the controversy through completion of a trial, and will also help them develop the critical thinking skills necessary for litigation practice. Students will learn practical legal skills such as drafting pleadings, drafting discovery requests and responses, performing legal research, analyzing legal issues, and factual investigation. The course will also review the ethical rules for attorneys and paralegals in New York, and apply these rules to typical scenarios in litigation. Prerequisites: PAR 210 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PAR 304: Contract Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as BA304. This course provides an introduction to the law of contracts, including analysis of the basic elements of contract formation, defenses to contract performance, breach of contract and remedies, drafting and interpretation of contracts. Students will develop their legal analysis and legal writing skills through practical projects typically required in law offices. Writing projects will require legal research. Ethics will be discussed throughout the semester relating to specific legal scenarios. Prerequisites: PAR 210 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PAR 305: Real Property Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as BA305. This course is an introduction to real estate law and practice. Students will be required to not only learn the basic law but to problem-solve and draft documents that are typical to legal practice in this area, and will develop their legal analysis and legal writing skills. The course covers New York Real Estate statutes and the areas of law include property rights, types of land ownership/estates, easements, agreements for sale and closings, financing, conveyancing. Students will do a real estate closing as their final project. Ethics will be discussed throughout the semester relating to specific scenarios in legal work. Prerequisites: PAR 210 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PAR 306: Tort Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the legal causes of action and elements for negligence, intentional torts to people and property, strict liability, product liability, nuisance and Workers' Compensation. You will also be introduced to the legal defenses for negligence, strict liability, and product liability. We also review the specifics of a medical malpractice and personal injury practice, which includes medical terminology, the discovery and review of medical records, composing medical chronologies and the tort litigation process before trial. You will get practical, hands-on experience in legal analysis and drafting documents typically used in this area of practice, and practice legal skills such as client interviews and factual investigation. A consistent theme will be legal ethics and ethical practice habits for attorneys and paralegals in this area of law. Prerequisite: PAR 210 (UG)


PAR 307: The Criminal Trial

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will focus on criminal trials and will provide students with an overview of the criminal trial process from arrest through appeal, an understanding of substantive New York Penal Law and New York Criminal Procedure Law. Students will focus on applying this knowledge and will learn practical legal skills in legal research, legal analysis and drafting typical legal documents used in criminal trials. The substantive portions of New York Penal Law will include common criminal offenses and defenses, criminal procedure and various trial processes, Constitutional principles, and basic philosophical underpinnings of criminal law. The students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of lawyers and paralegals in criminal cases, including ethical duties and constrictions. Prerequisites: PAR 210, PSC 117 and upper division status in program, or permission of instructor. (UG)


PAR 308: Family Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide an overview of family law legal issues for paralegal students by instruction in substantive law, New York Family Law, and instruction to develop practical legal skills. Students will develop the practical legal skills such as case briefing, legal research regarding family law issues, legal analysis of family law issues, both from the text and the written project, and drafting of legal arguments on both sides of an issue. Prerequisite: PAR 210 (UG)


PAR 320: Paralegal Studies Working With Refugees And Immigrants

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills Service Learning requirement. This course requires Paralegal Studies students to develop their practical law office skills at the same time as they are exposed to refugees from different parts of the world. The students will be working with refugees under the supervision of an attorney and will be responsible for clear and effective communication in order to accomplish and effectively resolve problems encountered by refugees. Practical skills may include assistance with client interviews, record maintenance, problem solving, document organization, factual investigation, and other general legal services. Prerequisites: PSC 230 or PAR 210 and open to all students who have taken Law for Society or permission of Instructor. (UG)


PAR 340: Legal Communication

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills Writing Intensive. This course is an introduction to professional legal writing that will focus on developing student written and verbal communication in the legal context. Students will draft and then revise 4-5 legal writing assignments, including case briefs, legal correspondence, summaries of depositions and medical records, and legal analysis exercises such as an interoffice legal memos and motions. Students will also have the opportunity to develop verbal reporting and presentation skills by reporting research findings and presenting recommendations in class. For each assignment, students will have the opportunity to revise their written work according to feedback from the instructor. In class, students will review, identify and discuss purposes of different types of legal writing, as well as do writing exercises and legal research using free online resources. (UG)


PAR 350: Professional Responsibility and Ethics Paralegals and Lawyers

3 Credit Hour(s)

Many of us will at some point need legal services. Using readings based on both professionalism theories and actual and hypothetical cases, this course will examine the ethical/professionalism issues that are common areas of concern to anyone providing or receiving legal services. Among the topics covered will be development of ethical and professional principles in law, introduction to theories and models of decision making regarding professional responsibility, duties owed by paralegals and lawyers (to the client and to the legal system as a whole), competence and diligence, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, unauthorized practice of law, cost of and access to legal services, disciplinary procedures and judicial ethics/professional responsibility. Prerequsite: PAR 210 and PAR 301. (UG)


PAR 401: Elder & Estates Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course teaches students about the legal issues of the elderly such as powers of attorney, health care proxies, advance directions, wills and will drafting. Students will learn substantive New York law (Estates, Powers and Trusts Law and the New York Surrogate Procedure Act), and practical legal skills that include the application of the law, such as spotting legal issues, performing legal research, and drafting legal documents. Specifically, students will draft a will, a power of attorney, a health care proxy, and various legal research memos. Students will learn about will probate, estate administration, and the function of Surrogate Court. Students will also perform legal research in order to propose specific solutions to simulations in this field. This is an advanced course because of the complexity of the subject matter, which is primarily statutory, and the level of analysis and application required to research legal issues and propose legal solutions. This course specifically prepares students for high-level independent work unde rht supervision of an attorney . Prerequisite: PAR 210 (UG)


PAR 402: Environmental Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

Students will develop a broad understanding of the roles of federal, state, and local environmental laws in a highly industrialized society and be introduced to relevant concepts in administrative, tort, and real estate law. Prerequisites: PAR 210 and upper division status. (UG)


PAR 403: Business and Corporate Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as BA403. This course is an introduction to the law of corporations and requires students to problem-solve and analyze the different types of corporate forms found in legal practice. Students will learn New York corporate law including statutes covering the formation, operation, and dissolution of various kinds of business organizations. The areas of law include sole proprietorships, corporations, partnerships, the law of agency and employment agreements. Students will develop their legal analysis and legal writing skills. Ethics will be discussed throughout the semester relating to specific scenarios in legal work. Prerequisites: PAR 210 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PAR 404: Intellectual Property

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is intended to provide the student with an in-depth analysis of the law pertaining to the fields of intellectual property: trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and unfair competition. The methods by which each is created and protected will also be explored. Prerequisites: PAR 210 and upper division status. (UG)


PAR 405: Immigration Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide an overview of immigration law in the United States, with an emphasis on the practical application of that law in a law firm or corporate environment. Students will learn the skills needed to deal with a deadline-oriented caseload for a diverse clientele. Topics will include the basics of immigration and education, employment, family based immigration, refugee law and the procedures for applying for citizenship and asylum. Prerequisites: PAR 210 and upper division status. (UG)


PAR 406: Bankruptcy Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as BA 406. This course is an introduction to the law of bankruptcy and requires students to apply the bankruptcy statutes to a variety of factual situations. Students will learn the federal bankruptcy statutes, and topics include voluntary and involuntary liquidations, discharge of debts, exemptions, creditor claims, trustee functions, reorganizations, and Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 plans. Students will develop their legal analysis and writing skills. Ethics will be discussed throughout the semester relating to specific scenarios in legal work. Prerequisites: PAR 210 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PAR 408: Administrative Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course teaches students to administrative law - a complex area with many different subjects in both federal and state regulations -- in federal and state agencies, with emphasis on the paralegal's role in the administrative and advocacy process. Students will learn both formal and informal advocacy techniques, including representing clients before administrative bodies and making legal arguments. Substantive legal topics will include administrative delegation of power, rulemaking, agency discretionary powers, remedies, and judicial review. Procedural topics include agency operation, adjudication, hearing preparation, and administrative and judicial appeals. In addition to substantive knowledge of state and federal administrative law, students will develop practical legal skills through legal research, writing projects, and trial simulations in specific areas of administrative law. Students will conduct a mock hearing and draft a legal brief in a specific area of administrative law. This is an advanced course because of the complexity of the subject matter, and the level of analysis and application required to research legal issues and propose legal solutions. This course specifically prepares students for high-level independent work under the supervision of an attorney.Prerequsite: PAR 210 (UG)


PAR 409: Advanced Litigation

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is an extension of the Litigation class offered during the fall semester, and builds upon the substantive legal knowledge and practical legal skills learned in that class. Students will review the practical aspects of civil litigation including the pre-trial aspects of preliminary investigation, pleadings, motions, and discovery. This course will focus on trial and appellate practice and developing legal arguments. Students will be assigned significant legal writing and legal research projects that are typical for practicing paralegals, and there will be two drafts and a student-teacher conference required for two of the research and writing projects.. Ethics governing the legal profession and paralegals will be discussed and applied. Students also will be review and develop extensive knowledge of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR). Prerequisites: PAR 210, PAR 301, PAR 303, or permission of instructor. (UG)


PAR 410: Advanced Research and Writing

3 Credit Hour(s)

Writing Intensive. This course is designed to build upon the research and writing skills introduced in Legal Research & Writing. Development of electronic research skills and analytical skills will be emphasized, and students will be assigned research and writing projects in various areas of the law. Prerequisite: PAR 301 , or permission of instructor. (UG)


PAR 450: Paralegal Internship

3 Credit Hour(s)

The paralegal internship is a wonderful means of experiential learning. This is a required course for Paralegal Studies majors which includes course work in professionalism skills and job search skills. Placements will be arranged with the assistance of the Program Director according to availability and interests of the student. Prerequisite: PAR 301, upper division status, and permission of instructor required. (UG)


PAR 460: Paralegal Studies Senior Project

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Information Literacy and Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. This course will require Paralegal Studies students to use the legal analysis skills they have acquired, and the writing skills they have acquired, to develop an original argument on a legal topic. Students will identify a legal issue that interests them, formulate a specific question, and answer that question with an argument based on their independent research. Constructing the argument will require sustained and in-depth research - both legal research using primary and secondary sources, and research into other disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to consult with an appropriate advisor in the Daemen (or other academic) community, as well as a legal practitioner (such as an attorney, a judge, a legislator, or a legal scholar). Students will also present their research and argument at the Academic Festival. Prerequisites: PAR301, PAR410. (UG)



Physician Assistant Studies

PAS 329: Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills Core Competency; Critical Thinking & Creative Problem Solving; What one learns in PA school will not always apply to medical practice. Learning is never mastered. Thus, to be a good clinician, one must constantly educate oneself by evaluating the latest medical research to keep one's knowledge current. Evidence-based practice provides methodologies to evaluate scientific evidence for the delivery of the highest quality health care. This course is one of two courses in the Physician Assistant Department for the evaluation of medical research that provides: 1. a foundation in probability and statistics, and 2. an introduction to medical research designs and associated inferential statistical analyses In combination with PAS 529, this course is designed to increase students' competency in the evaluation of medical research. In this course, the emphasis is on basic study design, appropriate descriptive and inferential procedures, and interpretation of results. We will focus on real examples from the medical literature to cover the basics of clinical research design, sampling methodology, statistical methods for evaluating clinical research data, as well as introduce some of the many limitations of basic and clinical research. Topics include: Descriptive statistics, statistical inference probability theory and application, sampling theory, hypothesis testing, estimation, confidence intervals, measures of risk/association, association vs. causation, and pitfalls of p-values. Specific statistical analyses include: t-test, ANOVA, linear correlation, linear regression, relative risk, and the odds ratio with emphasis on clinical trial designs. Pre-requisite: At least second year matriculated Physician Assistant Studies major. (UG)


PAS 510: Advanced Human Anatomy I

2 Credit Hour(s)

Functional and applied human anatomy presented on a systemic basis. The course is divided into sections - general anatomical concepts, thorax, abdomen, perineum, and pelvis. This advanced course will go beyond basic anatomical concepts and emphasize in both lecture and laboratory sessions the functional anatomical relationship to pathological conditions commonly encountered in the primary care setting. The relationship between embryology and the study of pediatrics will be taught. Laboratory sessions will be organized using models and prosection cadavers. Small group interactions will be used to demonstrate problem-solving abilities related to clinical findings and physical examination. Prerequisites: Three year program acceptance; Corequisites:PAS 510L, 511, 513, 514, 516, 516L, 535. (GR)


PAS 510L: Advanced Human Anatomy Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Advanced Human Anatomy I. Corequisite: PAS 510. (GR)


PAS 511: Clinical Microbiology/Immunology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the anatomy, physiology, and relationships of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, and rickettsiae and helminths. Included are the systemic diseases caused by these organisms, control of microorganisms, the host-parasite relationship, and the establishment of disease. The immune system and genetics will be discussed in detail including resistance to disease, immunity and serology, and immune disorders. Corequisites: PAS 510, 510L, 513, 514, 516, 516L, 535. (GR)


PAS 513: Clinical Laboratory Medicine

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on basic laboratory procedures and physiology used to investigate clinical problems encountered in the primary care setting. In addition to office procedures, laboratory tests conducted in the hospital setting useful in making a diagnosis and evaluating treatment effectiveness will be emphasized. Tests relevant to hematology, chemistry, bacteriology, urinalysis, and immunology will be discussed. Students will be exposed to interpreting case studies and laboratory reports. Prerequisite: Three year program acceptance; Corequisites: PAS 510, 510L, 511, 513, 514, 516, 516L, 535. (GR)


PAS 514: Pathophysiology

3 Credit Hour(s)

General concepts of disease are covered including degeneration and necrosis, inflammation and repair, fluid and coagulation disturbances, and general aspects of neoplasia. Disease entities in each organ system are studied with regard to causation, evaluation, and morphology of pathological changes. Prerequisite: Three year program acceptance; Corequisites: PAS510, 510L, 511, 513, 516, 516L, 535. (GR)


PAS 515: Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine I

5 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides an introduction to the study of the disease process. Emphasis has been placed on the integration of the essential anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology relevant to medical problems encountered in the primary care setting. The differential diagnosis of symptoms and physical findings along with interpretation of laboratory and radiographic tests appropriate to each system are discussed. Topics to include problems of the respiratory tract, cardiology, hematology, endocrinology, nephrology, urology, and gastroenterology. The course will use both lecture and seminar formats. The student learns the general principles of diagnostic imaging. Prerequisites: Good academic standing in the PA Program. Corequisites: PAS 517 and 518. (GR)


PAS 516: Advanced Human Anatomy II

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is a continuation of PAS 510, Advanced Human Anatomy. Functional and applied human anatomy presented on a systemic basis. The course is divided into sections: head and neck, back, extremities, and neuroanatomy. This advanced course will go beyond basic anatomical concepts and emphasize in both lecture and laboratory sessions the functional anatomical relationship to pathological conditions commonly encountered in the primary care setting. The relationship between embryology and the study of pediatrics will be taught. Laboratory sessions will be organized using models and prosection cadavers. Small group interactions will be used to demonstrate problem-solving abilities related to clinical findings and physical examination. Prerequisites: Three year program acceptance; Corequisites: PAS 510, 510L 511, 513, 514, 535. (GR)


PAS 516L: Advanced Human Anatomy II Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Advanced Human Anatomy II. Corequisite: PAS 516. (GR)


PAS 517: Physical Diagnosis I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Physical Diagnosis I is the first module of a dual semester course. It is presented in the spring semester of the first year of the PA program and is complemented in the following fall semester by PAS 520 Physical Diagnosis II. PAS 517 is comprised of a 3 hour per week class lecture. The overall course objective is for the student to learn to perform and document a complete physical examination. Students will be expected to integrate the knowledge learned in anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, and pharmacology relevant to some of the most common medical problems. Using appropriate medical terminology, students will demonstrate their ability to describe their clinical findings and assessments in both verbal and written formats. Students must keep in mind that clinical competency encompasses many factors including a solid fund of medical knowledge, proficiency in clinical skills, appropriate attitudes, behaviors and critical thinking skills in their approach to the patient's medical concerns. Prerequisites: Good academic standing in the PA Program. Corequisites: PAS 515, 517, 517L, 518 (GR)


PAS 517L: Physical Diagnosis I Laboratory

1 Credit Hour(s)

Physical Diagnosis I Lab is a 2 hour per week lab which allows for students to learn, practice, and demonstrate the ability to perform an organ specific physical examination as well as a comprehensive head to toe physical examination by completion of the semester. Each week of the laboratory experience covers a different organ system's appropriate physical examination. Corequisite: PAS 517. (GR)


PAS 518: Pharmacology I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed in sequence with the topics presented in Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine I and focuses on practical pharmacotherapeutics. Mechanisms of drug action, therapeutic uses, specific effects and toxicity, effects on organ systems, contraindications and drug interactions will be presented. Emphasis is placed on the most commonly used categories of drugs. Prerequisites: Good academic standing in the PA Program. Corequisites: PAS 515, 517, 517L. (GR)


PAS 520: Physical Diagnosis II

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is a 2 credit hour course (a continuation of Physical Diagnosis I) consisting of two hours of physical diagnosis lecture weekly. This course will provide opportunities for the student to apply the pertinent physical examination findings in response to focused historical data and specific patient complaints. The classroom lectures will prepare students to complete organ system specific and specialty specific cases in the laboratory setting. Prerequisites: Good academic standing in the PA Program. Corequisites: PAS 519, 520L, 521, 531, 536, 538/L. (GR)


PAS 520L: Physical Diagnosis II Laboratory

1 Credit Hour(s)

The physical diagnosis laboratory meets once weekly. The psychomotor skills necessary for performance of the entire physical exam were obtained in Physical Diagnosis I Lab. In this semester students will be able to obtain a comprehensive and problem focused history, perform the appropriate physical examination, and document a patient encounter note for each organ system. Each student will also complete one lab on the female pelvic examination and one lab on the male genitourinary examination. Corequisite: PAS 520. (GR)


PAS 521: Pharmacology II

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is a continuation of PAS 518, Pharmacology I and designed in sequence with Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine II. Prerequisite: Successful completion of PAS 510, 511, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518. Corequisites: PAS 519, 520, 520L, 536, and 538. (GR)


PAS 522: The Cultural and Psychosocial Dynamics of Medicine

3 Credit Hour(s)

Topic areas will include clinical decision-making and problem solving, domestic violence, rape, death and dying, developmental and intellectual disabilities, sexuality issues, substance abuse, HIV and other special topics. A critical review of selected readings will be required. Students are introduced to concepts in health psychology and behavioral medicine which identify the cultural and psychosocial factors contributing to health, physical and emotional well being. Defenses and adaptations are discussed as related to the types of patients the students will work with. Other psychological responses to acute and chronic illness, disability, and death and dying, are discussed as they relate to the patient and the medical practitioner. Emphasis is placed on establishing a relationship, and understanding the effects of culture and personality types. Students are required to completed NYS Mandated Reporter of Abuse and Neglect Training. Prerequisites: Good academic standing in the PA Program. Corequisites: PAS 519, 520, 520L, 536, and 538 (GR)


PAS 524: Clinical Pediatrics

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is an introduction to the study of pediatric and adolescent medicine. It is designed to provide the PA student with a functional understanding of the pediatric exam, growth, development, and disease processes as they relate to the infant and child. Through integration of the basic and clinical sciences, the PA student will become acquainted with neonatology, as well as pediatric cardiology, hematology, nephrology, urology, orthopedics, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, surgery, and psychiatry. Practical application of pharmacological principles to case studies is required. Students are required to submit written patient histories. Prerequisites: Good academic standing in the PA Program. Corequisites: PAS 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, and 531. (GR)


PAS 525: Clinical Problem Solving

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course consolidates all the topics of medicine by developing a logical methodology of assessment of disease processes or syndromes, and subsequent intervention. Students will master the ability to generate a differential diagnosis specific to the patients'  presenting complaints, signs and symptoms and laboratory data. A case study format is used. Students must demonstrate proficiency in physical examination. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Good academic standing in the PA Program. Corequisites: PAS 524, 526, 527, 528, 529, and 531 (GR)


PAS 526: Surgery

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course encompasses general principles related to the management and care of patients with surgical conditions. Wound healing and surgical techniques, pre- and post-operative management are studied. Surgical diseases of the head and neck, gastrointestinal, endocrine, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and urogenital system are covered. Basic procedures will be presented, including basic suturing technique, wound care, casting, splinting, aseptic technique, gowning and gloving, and other procedures necessary to function in the surgical setting. Prerequisites: Good academic standing in the PA Program. Corequisites: PAS 524, 525, 527, 528, 529, and 531. (GR)


PAS 527: Geriatrics

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course deals with aging and long term care and continues building on the student's awareness of the social context in which health care is provided to the elderly and chronically ill. The course emphasizes the development of communication skills necessary to enhance the humanistic practice of geriatric medicine. Students are required to interview geriatric patients. Through required readings, lectures, and group discussions, the students will learn the fundamentals of geriatric medicine and the multi-dimensional aspects of long term care. Prerequisites: Good academic standing in the PA Program. Corequisites: PAS 524, 525, 526, 528, 529, and 531. (GR)


PAS 528: Emergency Medicine

3 Credit Hour(s)

Initial, life-saving procedures on the critically ill and seriously injured are considered. Shock, trauma, burns, gastrointestinal, obstetrical, gynecologic, pulmonary, and cardiovascular emergencies are covered. Students are certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). Students learn the principles of spinal immobilization, sterile technique and universal precautions/safety. There are hands-on skill sessions. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Prerequisites: Good academic standing in the PA Program and BLS CPR certification; Corequisites: PAS 524, 525, 526, 527, 529, and 531. (GR)


PAS 529: Research Methodology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills; Critical Thinking; Writing Intensive; Research & Presentation requirement. Engaging in the process of clinical research design, students will develop skills that are necessary for reviewing objective data as a component of clinical practice. Students will identify a research question relevant to the practice of medicine and critically review the relevant clinical and scientific literature. This instruction assists students in maintaining a critical, current and operational knowledge of new medical findings required for the prevention and treatment of disease. Instruction includes topics such as framing of research questions, sampling methods, interpretation of basic biostatistical methods, and the limits of medical research. Intellectual honesty is emphasized. The use of common medical databases to access medical literature is also includedPrerequisites: Good academic standing in the PA Program. CorequisiteS: PAS 524, 525, 526, 527, 528 and 531. (GR)


PAS 531: Preventive Medicine

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course has been designed to provide the PA student with a functional understanding of prevention strategies employed in the primary care setting. Emphasis has been placed on applying appropriate interventions and services that have been proven effective in preventing disease and improving the human condition as it relates to the quality of life and longevity. In addition, nutrition will be a major focus In this course. Students will review the epidemiological distribution of disease and its sociologic implicationswhile developing the skills necessary to provide culturally sensitive patient education to a diverse population through video critique and patient simulation exercises.Students develop the interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families and other health professionals Instruction includes the publicvhealth system and the role of health care providers in the prevention of disease and maintenance of population health through participating in disease surveillance, reporting and intervention.Prerequisites: PAS 510, 510L, 511, 513, 514, 515, 516, 516L, 517, 517L, 518, 535; Corequisites: PAS 519, 520, 520L, 521, 536, 538, 538L. (GR)


PAS 535: Medical Professional Issues I

1 Credit Hour(s)

Medical Professional Issues is a two course series offered to all Daemen College Physician Assistant students. Part I establishes an introductory level of knowledge about the US healthcare system and the history of the PA profession.Instruction includes content on the roles and responsibilities of various health care professionals, emphasizing the team approach to patient centered care beyond the traditional physician-PA team approach. Students must demonstrate minimum competency in medical terminology. Prerequisites: Three year program acceptance. Co-requisites: PAS510/L, 511, 516/L, 513, 514, PHI 321. (GR)


PAS 536: Medical Professional Issues II

2 Credit Hour(s)

Medical Professional Issues is a two course series offered to all Daemen College Physician Assistant students. Part II serves as the primary venue to examine, at great depth and breadth, the professional issues delineated in the ARC-PA Standards. Together, the courses allow students to gain the knowledge and skills to abide by the laws and regulations that govern the PA profession and the practice of medicine including licensure, credentialing, and certification. But, perhaps more importantly, students will be prepared to be ethical providers and effective participants and leaders in the profession. Students will learn about risk management, quality improvement, prevention of errors, patient safety, heath insurance, health policy, bililng, coding, and reimbursement. Students develop cover letters, resumes, and interviewing skills. Instruction is provided related to contracts, salary, benefits, and financial planning. Students are required to obtain NYS infection cotnrol certification. Prerequisites: Good academic standing in the PA Program. Co-requisites: PAS 519, 520/L, 521, 522, 538, and 538L. (GR)


PAS 538: Orthopedic Medicine

1 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the study of musculoskeletal injuries and disease processes. Emphasis has been placed on the integration of the essential anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology relevant to medical problems encountered in the musculoskeletal system. The differential diagnosis of symptoms and physical findings along with interpretation of laboratory and radiographic tests appropriate to each region are discussed. This course includes the Orthopedic Skills Laboratory which focuses on the understanding of musculoskeletal special testing and physical examination skills by region. Prerequisites: Good academic standing in the PA Program. Co-requisites: PAS 519, 520/L, 521,522, and 536. (GR)


PAS 538L: Orthopedic Medicine Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory portion of PAS 538. Co-requisites: 538. (GR)


PAS 601: Clerkship I

3 Credit Hour(s)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, and psychiatry/behavioral medicine. Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 614. (GR)


PAS 602: Clerkship II

3 Credit Hour(s)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, and psychiatry/behavioral medicine. Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 614. (GR)


PAS 603: Clerkship III

3 Credit Hour(s)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, and psychiatry/behavioral medicine. Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 614. (GR)


PAS 604: Clerkship IV

3 Credit Hour(s)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, and psychiatry/behavioral medicine. Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 615. (GR)


PAS 605: Clerkship V

3 Credit Hour(s)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, and psychiatry/behavioral medicine. Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 615. (GR)


PAS 606: Clerkship VI

3 Credit Hour(s)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, and psychiatry/behavioral medicine. Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 615. (GR)


PAS 607: Clerkship VII

3 Credit Hour(s)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, and psychiatry/behavioral medicine. Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 615. (GR)


PAS 608: Clerkship VIII

3 Credit Hour(s)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, and psychiatry/behavioral medicine. Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 616. (GR)


PAS 609: Clerkship IX

3 Credit Hour(s)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, and psychiatry/behavioral medicine. Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 616. (GR)


PAS 610: Clerkship X

3 Credit Hour(s)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, and psychiatry/behavioral medicine. Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 616. (GR)


PAS 612: Research I

1 Credit Hour(s)

Students utilize EBP (evidence-based practice) principles to write a clinical case study for their peers. EBP is a widely accepted approach used by many medical professionals to encourage sound decision-making and ensure positive outcomes. EBP incorporates observation, research, clinical opinion/analysis and patient perspective into each case. Benefits of implementing EBP into clinical practice include improved patient outcomes, improved patient compliance and a commitment that a provider is up to date with the most recent guidelines and recommendations. Completion of this course will require students to demonstrate competency in critical thinking, creative problem solving, professional writing, and information literacy. Corequisite: PAS 614 (GR)


PAS 613: Research II

1 Credit Hour(s)

Students utilize EBP (evidence-based practice) to present a clinical case to their peers in a Grand Rounds format. EBP is a widely accepted approach used by many medical professionals to encourage sound decision-making and ensure positive outcomes. EBP incorporates observation, research, clinical opinion/analysis and patient perspective into each case. Benefits of implementing EBP into clinical practice include improved patient outcomes, improved patient compliance and a commitment that a provider is up to date with the most recent guidelines and recommendations. Completion of this course will require students to demonstrate competency in critical thinking, creative problem solving, communication and information literacy. Corequisite: PAS 616. (GR)


PAS 614: Clinical Seminar I

2 Credit Hour(s)

As a supplement to the experience and knowledge gained through the completion of supervised clinical practice experiences, students enrolled in the summer of the final year of the Daemen College PA Program transition from the classroom to the clinical phase and begin to prepare for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) through the use of call back days, lectures, online cases, and mock patient encounters with faculty members. End of Rotation (EOR) examinations are required in the core disciplines. The Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Tool (PACKRAT) is offered as a self-assessment tool. Students must submit examples of written patient documentation, complete CME courses, and log clinical experiences. All students assigned to supervised clinical practice experiences will register for a two-credit seminar each semester. (GR)


PAS 615: Clinical Seminar II

2 Credit Hour(s)

As a supplement to the experience and knowledge gained through the completion of supervised clinical practice experiences, students enrolled in the fall of the final year of the Daemen College PA Program prepare for the program's summative examination and continue to prepare for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) through the use of call back days, lectures, online cases, and mock patient patient encounters with faculty members. End of Rotation (EOR) examinations are required in the core disciplines. Students must submit examples of written patient documentation, complete CME courses, and log clinical experiences. All students assigned to supervised clinical practic experiences will register for a two-credit seminar each semester. (GR)


PAS 616: Clinical Seminar III

2 Credit Hour(s)

As a supplement to the experience and knowledge gained through the completion of supervised clinical practice experiences, students enrolled in the spring semester of the final year of the Daemen College PA Program prepare for the transition to clinical practice and continue to prepare for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE through the use of call back days, lectures, online cases, and mock patient patient encounters with faculty members. End of Rotation (EOR) examinations are required in the core disciplines. The Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Tool (PACKRAT) is offered as a self-assessment tool. Students must complete a self-assessment project and meet with the Director of Clinical Education for personalized reviews. Board review sessions are provided. Additionally, students continue to complete CME courses, submit examples of written patient documentation, and log clinical experiences. Finally, successful completion of the summative examination is required for program completion. (GR)



Public Health

PH 500: Epidemiology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide an introduction to the basic concepts of epidemiology. Concepts for both chronic and infectious disease epidemiology will be taught. Course content will include an overview of the history of epidemiology, disease etiology, outbreak investigation, disease surveillance, and screening. Epidemiological research design concepts will be taught and include experimental and non-experimental designs, attributable, absolute and relative risk, odds ratios, random and systematic error, bias and confounding. Discussions of current public health issues will be illustrated and presented by faculty and students. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 510: Psychosocial and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide you with an overview of the role of social and behavioral sciences in understanding and addressing public health problems. We will examine the psychosocial, structural, and environmental factors that influence health and well-being, health behaviors, and how these factors inform public health policy and approaches. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 512: Public Health Nutrition

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will examine the effects of nutrition at both the individual and community level. Lifespan nutrition, nutritional assessment and the relationship between diet and disease will be taught. Linkages between agriculture, food, nutrition and public health will be made. Nutrition focused health promotion programs will be designed and presented, nutrition policy influencers discussed and plant based nutrition covered as a special topic. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 520: Research Methods in Health Promotion

3 Credit Hour(s)

Review and critical analysis of components of research design, including collection of data. Both quantitative and qualitative methodologies will be taught. Emphasis is on the health education professional as producer and consumer of research. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 530: Environmental Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide an introduction to the public health function of environmental and community health. This course is intended to give students a basic understanding of how environmental factors impact the health of people and the community, and of the efforts made to prevent or minimize the effects of negative impacts. The emphasis of this course is to explore the relationship of people to their environment -- how the environment affects their physical well-being, and what they can do to protect and enhance their health, and to influence the quality of the environment. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 540: Public Health Biostatistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the application of research methods for public health. Themes include the application of statistical methods using statistical software and the interpretation of the results. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 540L: Public Health Biostatistics Laboratory

2 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Public Health Biostatistics. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 550: Public Health Policy, Administration, and Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course examines public health care systems and policy with integration of concepts for administration and management. Specific areas of study will include finance, ethics/law, need/demand and quality/effectiveness. Policy issues will be utilized and include medical care and public health preparedness. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 560: Community Health Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction and overview of the profession of health education. This course includes an overview of key terminology; historical, philosophical, theoretical, and research foundations; professional ethical issues; professional roles and responsibilities; and future directions. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 562: Assessment and Planning in Community Health Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to assess health resources and needs, and to develop health education and promotion programs to meet specific needs in particular populations. The course further examines the program planning and development process, including both planning and program models, strategy/intervention selection, setting goals and objectives, and performing both primary and secondary needs assessments. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 564: Implementation and Evaluation in Community Health Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

Students will explore the methods and techniques used by health educators to deliver a health education and health promotion program in the community. This course will review health education theories, program designs, and program implementation. Emphasis will be placed on the methodology of the health education program including communication techniques, presentation channels and delivery, social marketing concepts, measuring outcomes and data collection. Students will design, implement and evaluate a health education program in the community. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 566: Communication, Advocacy and Consultation in Community Health Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to advance communication skills, explore advocacy and consultative roles within the context of community health education for the purposes of assessing and improving the health of communities. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 568: Advanced Epidemiology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course presents epidemiology in greater depth and detail than an introductory course. The intent of this course is to provide advanced level training for public health students interested in pursuing careers in public health research and need additional expertise in advanced epidemiology. An additional aim is to explore advocacy roles within the context of public health epidemiology. Prerequisites: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director and B- or better in PH 500. (GR)


PH 570: Advanced Biostatistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course presents advanced topics in biostatistics to provide advanced level training for public health students interested in pursuing careers in public health research and need additional expertise in advanced biostatistics. Topics will include formulating scientific questions in terms of a statistical model, multivariate logistic and linear regression modeling, measures of association, stratification, matched pairs, mixed-effects modeling, analysis of rates, and survival analysis using proportional hazards models. Coursework will include use of data analysis software to analyze data.Prerequisites: B- or better in PH 540 and PH 540L. (GR)


PH 572: Chronic Diseases, a Lifecourse Approach

3 Credit Hour(s)

This seminar course presents topics in chronic disease using a lifespan approach. Contemporary chronic health diseases across the life span, which are prevalent in both developed and developing countries, will be discussed including cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer's disease and others. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 574: Infectious Disease Epidemiology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course covers concepts in the prevention and control of infectious disease. Pathogenesis, epidemiology, and control of infectious diseases affecting global health will be explored. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 577: Global Health and Comparative Global Public Health Systems

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will help students better understand global health systems comparatively. It is a highly interactive graduate level course that examines the global lens of public health systems; - focusing on the differences and similarities between various public health systems. Students will examine health systems challenges that prevent delivery of optimal health care (especially in the developing world); and systematic approaches utilized to promote health equity nationally and globally. Case studies of various global health and healthcare systems will be examined and analyzed, in order to give students a better understanding of the uniqueness, as well as the similarities between global health systems. Students will also study in an engaging and interactive learning environment that will help promote and give students the opportunity to investigate individually or in group format for class projects and powerpoint presentations. Finally, this course will involve intensive readings, discussions of class readings, critique, critical thinking, problem solving, theoretical analyses, research, and possible solutions to the issues of global health systems.Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 579: Contemporary Issues in Community Health Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

Using examples from contemporary and emerging topics in public health, students are presented with strategies for effective community health education. This course will include discussions on contemporary health problems, the use of health education tools for treatment and prevention of health problems, and obstacles to health education. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 580: Reproductive and Perinatal Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on concepts associated with women's reproductive health, including sociodemographic, cultural, economic, environmental, and political determinants. Public health programs for improving reproductive health will include family planning and health during the reproductive years. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 581: Community-Based Participatory Research for Community Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

Community-based participatory research is an approach that combines evidence-based research strategies with collaborative community based strategies to bridge the gap between research and community health practice. Establishing effective societal behavioral change for improving community health is a primary outcome for measuring success of community-based participatory research. This approach recognizes that community partnerships are essential in the development, implementation, and evaluation of community health programs. Students will be exposed to definitions and principles for this approach. Through lectures, readings, and discussion they will also be exposed to various research designs, ranging from those that emanate from the community, community-academic partnerships, and academic research projects that depend on community participation. Students will also discuss implementation of such research and evaluation strategies. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 589: Grant Writing and Scholarship Dissemination in Community Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

Through lectures, readings, and discussion students will learn grant writing and reviewing skills and methods for disseminating scholarship outcomes in public health. As part of this course, students will identify potential funding agencies for public health interventions, develop a grant proposal and gain experience in understanding how to disseminate public health outcomes. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 591: Global Public Health Policy and Development

3 Credit Hour(s)

Through lectures, readings, and discussion, students will understand the factors influencing global health, and the interdependence between developed and developing countries in improving global health. Epidemiologic, nutrition, socioeconomic, and cultural factors that affect global health efforts will be discussed. Considerations when working in a developing country, including potential problems and barriers, will be reviewed. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 593: Professional Medical Writing

3 Credit Hour(s)

Public health professionals must be able to write clearly and effectively. This course prepares the student to synthesize knowledge through the engagement of professional medical writing and scholarship. Students will learn the fundamental skills of professional writing: clarity, accuracy, precision, and brevity. Advanced instruction focuses on several forms of expository writing common in the health professions while emphasizing effective communication between the writer and different audiences. Additionally, a capacity to critically analyze and to accurately evaluate research (information and evidence) is integral to the professional writer. Emphasis is placed on cultivating critical thinking skills to prepare exemplars of scholarly medical writing. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 595: Cultural Competency and Health Disparities in Public Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course will take a multi-disciplinary approach to examining factors that influence health, including race, ethnicity, education, income, disability, geographic location, gender, and sexual orientation. We will examine the multiple pathways through which these factors are produced and reinforced socially and structurally, including discrimination, stigma, social network processes, culture, and policies. The course will provide historical and theoretical perspectives on the problem, foster a critical examination of empirical support for various explanatory pathways, and will explore approaches to studying and promoting both health inequity and health equity. In addition, concepts of cultural competency will be examined, requiring exploration of personal identity, actions, beliefs, communications and values, alongside social, structural, and political factors which influence such personal attributes. (GR)


PH 600: Practicum-Community Health Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) requires that MPH students complete a planned, supervised, and evaluated practice experience. Under the direction of a faculty advisor the student completes a practicum in their area of specialty track in order to apply and to further develop their academic skills. Each practicum requires a minimum of 240 hours of work at the practicum site. The final grade for the practicum will be determined together by the student's Practicum Site Mentor and the student's Faculty Advisor. A student whose performance is evaluated as Unsatisfactory will be required to repeat the practicum. Prerequisites: Completion of at least 9 graduate credits and permission of faculty instructor oabd a Community Partner. (GR)


PH 601: Practicum-Epidemiology

3 Credit Hour(s)

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) requires that MPH students complete a planned, supervised, and evaluated practice experience. Under the direction of a faculty advisor the student completes a practicum in their area of specialty track in order to apply and to further develop their academic skills. Each practicum requires a minimum of 240 hours of work at the practicum site. The final grade for the practicum will be determined together by the student's Practicum Site Mentor and the student's Faculty Advisor. A student whose performance is evaluated as Unsatisfactory will be required to repeat the practicum. Prerequisites: Completion of at least 9 graduate credits and permission of faculty instructor and a Community Partner. (GR)


PH 602: Practicum

3 Credit Hour(s)

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) requires that MPH students complete a planned, supervised, and evaluated practice experience. Under the direction of a faculty advisor the student completes a practicum in their area of specialty track in order to apply and to further develop their academic skills. Each practicum requires a minimum of 240 hours of work at the practicum site. The final grade for the practicum will be determined together by the student's Practicum Site Mentor and the student's Faculty Advisor. A student whose performance is evaluated as Unsatisfactory will be required to repeat the practicum. Prerequisites: Completion of at least 9 graduate credits and permission of faculty instructor and a Community Partner. (GR)


PH 610: Capstone Seminar

1 Credit Hour(s)

This seminar provides an opportunity for students to reflect on and discuss their practicum experience with other students. It also provides a supportive setting to help prepare students to identify and plan for their capstone project in their specialty track. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program, Successful completion of PH 600/601/602 or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 620: Capstone Project in Community Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

The capstone project is a culminating experience that provides the student the opportunity to synthesize, integrate, and apply their curricular knowledge to a significant public health problem in the student's area of specialty or interest. Students work with a community partner to complete a capstone project. The capstone project is comprised of both written and oral components. Students begin the development of the capstone project topic during the Capstone Seminar PH 610, typically completed the semester prior to the capstone project. Prerequisite: PH 610 or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 621: Capstone Project in Epidemiology

3 Credit Hour(s)

The capstone project is a culminating experience that provides students the opportunity to synthesize, integrate, and apply their curricular knowledge to a significant public health problem in the student's area of specialty or interest. Students work with a community partner to complete a capstone project. A one-student capstone project may be completed if the project does not lend itself to a team approach and with approval of the MPH Program Director. The capstone project is comprised of both written and oral components. Students begin the development of the capstone project topic during the Capstone Seminar PH 610, typically completed the semester prior to the capstone project. Prerequisite: PH 610 or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)


PH 622: Capstone Project

3 Credit Hour(s)

The capstone project is a culminating experience that provides students the opportunity to synthesize, integrate, and apply their curricular knowledge to a significant public health problem in the student's area of specialty or interest. Students work with a community partner to complete a capstone project. A one-student capstone project may be completed if the project does not lend itself to a team approach and with approval of the MPH Program Director. The capstone project is comprised of both written and oral components. Students begin the development of the capstone project topic during the Capstone Seminar PH 610, typically completed the semester prior to the capstone project. Prerequisite: PH 610 or Permission by the Program Director. (GR)



Philosophy

PHI 102: Medicine, Culture and the Self: Introduction to Medical Humanities

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency Contextual Integration; Affective Awareness; The course explores crucial questions about health, well-being, medicine, environment, and social inequality in the twenty-first century. Through a philosophical study of historical texts, scientific and clinical data, and first person narratives on illness and wellbeing, students will examine definitions of health and well-being; the strengths and limitations of science and medicine in making sense of illness; disparities in global burdens of disease; the relationship among health, illness, and narrative; and gendered, racialized, and cultural differences in the experiences of illness and the practices of healthcare and medicine (UG)


PHI 110: Philosophical Thinking

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. An exploration of the nature and content of philosophical inquiry. (UG)


PHI 113: Critical Thinking with Google

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking In this course critical thinking will be presented as a set of skills that has been long established and well defined in our philosophical tradition. (UG)


PHI 209: Science and Values

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will explore the standards, values, and goals of science by examining issues related to bioethics and health care, technology, the environment, and animal rights. Rather than viewing science merely as a cold impersonal way of arriving at the objective truth about natural phenomena, this course is premised on the idea that science is intimately involved in questions of values; it is committed to standards of right and wrong, and in doing so it moves toward larger social aims. (UG)


PHI 211: African American Thought

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Moral and Ethical Discernment. Cross-listed as REL 211. This course explores the tradition of African-American response to slavery and legalized racism. After some brief historical background, this course will focus on three particularly important moments in this tradition of resistance: the slave narratives (especially Frederick Douglass and Linda Brent), the turn of the century debates over education (especially Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois and Marcus Garvey), and the civil rights movement (especially the student movement, Martin Luther King, Malcom X, and the Black Power movement.) (UG)


PHI 213: Ethics of Sex, Drugs and Sports

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Moral and Ethical Discernment. Cross-listed as REL 213. Designed to be offered in learning community format with BIO 200 Science and Contemporary Social Issues. The course introduces students to moral issues and questions with regard to such matters as human cloning, genetic engineering, stem cell research, euthanasia, the environment and sustainability, and the emergence of life (e.g., fetal development). (UG)


PHI 216: Ethics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is an introduction to contemporary moral issues. In addition to examining arguments for both sides of different ethical topics, students will learn how to evaluate the soundness of moral arguments and strengthen their analytic skills by criticizing particular arguments (UG)


PHI 225: Readings in World Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Cross-listed as REL 225. This course is part of a learning community exploring the relationship among texts, historical contexts, and cultural conflicts. Students will study crucial moments in the modern era (i.e. slavery, the Holocaust, the Native American experience, the Cold War, and the immigrant experience) and will examine a variety of different texts (film, memoirs, novels, speeches, etc.) that reflect and comment upon these seminal historical moments and conflicts. (UG)


PHI 231: Moments of Vision

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Cross-listed as REL 231. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Chautauqua Society and the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods. The objective of this course is to consider the human imagination as it gives rise to certain visions which speak to dimensions of human experience with respect to a depth otherwise lost and hidden in the everyday world. The course explores the predicaments of evil and suffering, joy and silence, to gain an understanding of the need for visions about the boundaries and depths which open within human experience. (UG)


PHI 234: Scientific and Religious Views of the World

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Cross-listed as REL 234. The focus of this interdisciplinary course is to engage in healthy dialogue with respect to problems and possibilities, conflicts and complementarities, differences and/or similarities of religious and scientific perspectives. (UG)


PHI 248: Selected Periods in the History of Philosophy

3 Credit Hour(s)

Selected periods in the History of Philosophy, e.g. ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy, modern philosophy, etc. (UG)


PHI 306: Eastern Philosophies

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will explore various philosophical and religious concepts in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism. Some cultural and historical background will be provided from which students can understand better how these various concepts, with their associated symbols and myths, arose. A methodology will be provided by which these concepts might be related to the spectacle of our age. (UG)


PHI 309: The Holocaust

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Moral and Ethical Discernment. Cross-listed as REL 309. This course analyzes the variety of historical, religious, philosophical and political issues posed by the Nazi policy of systematic genocide. We will explore religious and racial anti-Semitism, the philosophy of fascism, the logic of genocide and the development and implementation of the final solution. Attention will also be paid to concentration camp life and to its effect upon the perpetrators and the survivors. (UG)


PHI 310: Nature in Human Experience

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Moral and Ethical Discernment. This course will examine the philosophical foundations of our relations with nature. It will explore the values humans find in nature, and the responsibility humans have to the natural environment. It will discuss the ethical dimensions of our relation with animals. Finally, it will study a number of contemporary environmental issues. (UG)


PHI 311: Philosophy of Mind

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course looks to an array of texts that address fundamental questions about the nature of the mind: . Can physical beings like us have free will? . How does the human mind relate to the brain? In this course, we will examine some of the ideas and answers that have been provided by some of the great philosophers, both ancient and contemporary, and we will critically evaluate the adequacy of those answers. These difficult questions and others like them will be the focus of our study in this course. (UG)


PHI 314: Philosophy of Art

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness; Critical Thinking; In this course we will read many of the classic works on the nature and value of the arts (including visual art, literature, and music), from the Ancients up to the mid twentieth century. We will address such questions as: What is art? How has the evolution of art forms over the course of time influenced philosophical conceptions of art? What is beauty? What distinguishes judgments of taste from purely factual judgments? Can such judgments be objective, or are they solely a matter of personal feelings? What makes a person beautiful? Are our judgments of human beauty solely the product of our evolutionary past, or do these judgments reflect cultural standards? This is a required course for Art programs. Signed off from Art and Theater. As well as PHI department. (UG)


PHI 315: Social Philosophy

3 Credit Hour(s)

An examination of some of the philosophical concepts and moral principles employed in the rational appraisal of social life. (UG)


PHI 321: Medical Ethics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Moral and Ethical Discernment. Topics to be discussed include general introduction to ethical theory, health as a value, death and dying, euthanasia, behavior control, medical care and distributive justice. (UG)


PHI 322: Philosophy of Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Moral and Ethical Discernment. An exploration of some of the fundamental issues in the philosophy of law. Topics discussed include: the nature of law, law and morality, issues involving freedom of speech and constitutional interpretation, equality and the law, responsibility, crime and punishment, issues in tort law. (UG)


PHI 326: Meaning of Care in a Technological Society

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as REL 326. This course will probe the complexity of the issue of human values as these relate to a humane and meaningful future for society. It is a course committed to discovering the interrelations of religious and ethical thinking with the social issues of economics, politics, science and technology. (UG)


PHI 328: Comparative Genocide

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Moral and Ethical Discernment. Writing Intensive. Cross-listed as REL 328. This course will examine phenomenon of modern genocide, with particular attention to the ideological motivation of the perpetrators and to the effect upon families and individuals. After some opening theoretical reflections on the connection between modernity and genocide, the course will focus on four particular examples: American slavery, the Nazi final solution, the Khmer Rouge revolution, and the Rwanda genocide. (UG)


PHI 329: Magic and Science: Principles of Scientific Reasoning

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Writing Intensive. Scientific reasoning applies the principles of critical reasoning to the pursuit of scientific activity, which consists of description, explanation, prediction, and control of empirical real world-phenomena. This course will examine the answers to a set of philosophical questions concerning the structure and the limits of scientific explanations, the principles of research design, and research methodology (e.g., quantitative or qualitative) in natural sciences, and social sciences, the differences and similarities between natural sciences and human sciences, discrimination of science from pseudoscience, objectivity of scientific knowledge, and the place for values in science. Students will learn to identify and apply the forms of critical reasoning (e.g., inductive or deductive) to evaluate these philosophical problems pertaining to scientific activity. Prerequisite: One 100/200/300 level Philosophy course or a writing intensive course. (UG)


PHI 330: Witches, Cripples & Other Monsters

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills Core Competency: Contextual Integration; Cross-listed as REL 330. This course examines the construction of disability as a historical concept with real live consequences. We will learn about the different theoretical approaches to disability (moral, medical, social, cultural, limits models), and explore issues regarding sexuality, relationships, civil rights, cultural representation, and advocacy. We will also keep in mind the intersections with other bodily and social markers, such as gender, race, sexuality, class, and nationality.Special focus will be given to the role religion, particularly Christianity (its doctrines and practices), has played in how we understand disability as a concept, and persons with disability as members (or not) of our communities. We will analyze historical and contemporary sources like art, literature, religious and medical discourses to explore how images of the normal, healthy, and beautiful are generated and contested by embodied differences. For the purposes of this course, disability will include various ways in which bodies/minds can be seen as abnormal, including physical and cognitive disabilities as well as chronic illness and emotional/mental difference. (UG)


PHI 333: Religions in the World Sequence 1: Asian Traditions

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as REL 333. This course provides an introduction to select major religious traditions originating in what is today called India and China: Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Confucianism (if time allows, Daoism). We will consider basic components (teachings, practices) and historical developments in each tradition, including changes brought about by cultural interactions such as colonization and contemporary manifestations and issues. Offered regularly, in sequence with other Religions in the World courses. (UG)


PHI 334: Religions in the World Sequence 2: Monotheistic Traditions

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as REL 334. This course will help the student distinguish between and appreciate the specific select religious and spiritual approaches covered in this course. This sequence will cover monotheistic religions with an emphasis on the so-called Abrahamic traditions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), as well as Mormonism. Origins, historical developments, rituals and practices, and modern lived expression (globally and in the US context) will be discussed. Offered regularly, in sequence with other Religions in the World courses. (UG)


PHI 335: Religions in the World Sequence 3: Indigenous and New Age Traditions

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as REL 335.This course will help the student distinguish between and appreciate the specific select religious and spiritual approaches covered in this course. This sequence will cover indigenous and so-called New Age traditions: North American traditions, African traditions, Paganism, and select others (e.g. Aboriginal Australian tradition) as time allows. Origins, historical developments, rituals and practices, the religious situation of indigenous people in the postcolonial world, and issues/conflicts arising out of contemporary socio-political contexts will be discussed. (UG)


PHI 336: Sex, Love and God

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as REL 336 or WST 336. This course is about human sexuality and religion, specifically, how religious people have read and interpreted biblical texts and traditions in relation to sex, human sexuality, and expressions of love. Students are encouraged to investigate how their own religious beliefs inform their bodily lives and attitudes regarding sexual, romantic, and erotic expressions. The main focus of this course is concerned with Christianity, though depending on student interest, Jewish and Muslim interpretations may be covered briefly as well. Students will learn about concepts of the human body and related concerns of sexuality in ancient and medieval times, and investigate religious perspectives and prescriptions as they relate to specific understandings. Students will distinguish between historical ideas of erotic love and the modern construction of heterosexuality and homosexuality. The politicization of sexuality by religious groups and the use of religious ideas about sexuality by secular groups will be discussed. (UG)



Physics

PHY 151: General Physics I Lecture

4 Credit Hour(s)

A typical course in general physics intended for students in Biochemistry and Mathematics. Emphasis is placed on fundamental principles and theories. Prerequisite: MTH 144 or equivalent placement. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


PHY 151L: General Physics I Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for General Physics I. Corequisite: PHY 151. (UG)


PHY 152: General Physics II Lecture

4 Credit Hour(s)

A continuation of General Physics I. Prerequisite: PHY 151. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


PHY 152L: General Physics II Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for General Physics II. Corequisite: PHY 152. (UG)


PHY 201: Physics I

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the elements of physics. Part I covers mechanics, heat and sound. Prerequisite: MTH 134 or equivalent placement. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


PHY 201L: Physics I Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

Experimental analysis of concepts discussed in Part I lecture. Co or prerequisite: PHY 201. Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)


PHY 202: Physics II

3 Credit Hour(s)

A continuation of the study of the elements of physics. Part II covers electricity, magnetism, light and radioactivity. Prerequisite: PHY 201. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG)


PHY 202L: Physics II Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

Experimental analysis of concepts discussed in Part II lecture. Co or prerequisite: PHY 202. Laboratory, 3 hours. (UG)



Public Relations

PR 222: Introduction to Mass Communication

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as CA 222. This course will emphasize the application of the theories and concepts to specific forms of human communication including mass media, the graphic arts, interpersonal and group communications, and written communication. (UG)


PR 301: Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as CA 301. A thorough and intensive study of dyadic (two-person) interaction, its component parts, and its basic issues and concerns. Particular attention is given to the evolution of human relationships. (UG)


PR 322: Introduction to Public Relations

3 Credit Hour(s)

An introduction to the concepts, history, ethics and techniques of public relations. The course is designed to provide the student with both theoretical knowledge and the development of basic skills required in professional public relations positions. (UG)


PR 420: Promotional Writing

3 Credit Hour(s)

Writing Intensive. Cross-listed as CMP 420. This course introduces students to a style of marketing writing commonly known as copywriting. Students will learn to write text (copy) whose aim is to promote products and services. Among units focused on will be brochures, print advertisements, broadcast advertisements, public service announcements for radio and television, direct mail, and other elements of marketing communications. CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PR 442: Capstone Research

1 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as LIT-442. This course will prepare students to devote the spring semester to organizing, drafting and revising a capstone project in LIT/PR 443. In LIT/PR 442, students will meet with primary and secondary faculty readers to develop an appropriate topic, prepare an annotated bibliography, and develop a capstone project proposal (preliminary, revised, and final). (UG)


PR 443: Senior Capstone

2 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed with LIT-443. This capstone course concentrates on the production of a polished academic text, a sustained discussion (20-25 pages) of a topic of critical importance, representing the culmination of the student's intellectual accomplishments in English Studies. Students will begin with a review and evaluation of the capstone project proposals developed in LIT/PR 442, with class meetings alternating with individual tutorial meetings. Students will prepare two formal drafts for evaluation by primary and secondary faculty readers, and the completed project will be presented in conference format for the Daemen College community at Academic Festival. (UG)



Political Science

PSC 101: Comparative Political Systems

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course is a general introduction to the field of comparative politics. The course's main objective is to enable students to analyze the political systems of countries outside the U.S. The course covers countries selected from established democracies, transitional political systems, and developing societies. (UG)


PSC 113: American Politics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. This is an introductory course focusing on the basic structure and processes of the American political system, the institutions of the federal government, and the processes of decision making. The course is also a foundation for the American Politics subfield of the political science discipline. (UG)


PSC 114: State and Local Government

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. A survey of the development, structure and functions of state and local government in the United States. Specific reference is made to the politics and problems of New York State and the Buffalo Metropolitan Area. (UG)


PSC 115: Hollywood and Politics: Introducing Political Science Through Pop Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Civic Responsibility; Communication Skills. This course is designed to introduce students to the study of Political Science. Specifically, we will explore Political Science through popular culture. Throughout this course, students will be exposed to the foundational concepts useful in studying political phenomena that are universal to the various subfields and methodological approaches within political science. The American system will be used as a point of comparison, but we will examine various other ways to structure a governmental system (e.g. various executive, legislative, or judicial branch designs, the differences between presidential and parliamentary systems, and differences between capitalist and socialist economic structures). To explore these themes we will use film, television, fiction, and music. Using these various aspects of pop culture we will explore topics such as why we need government, various ideologies, the role of executive leadership, legislative politics, judicial systems, democracy, political culture, the media, and international politics. (UG)


PSC 117: Criminal Justice: Law and Procedures

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. The case-based approach used in this course requires students to analyze criminal procedure rulings of the United States Supreme Court. Students will be exposed to the logical and legal arguments of a series of cases which comprise the evolving corpus of the Court's criminal rights jurisprudence. (UG)


PSC 121: International Relations

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. An introduction to international politics. Covers the transformation of world politics since the early modern era. Examines major international events such as the two world wars, the Cold War, and the end of the Cold War. Exploration of the origins and causes of wars and conflicts, the roles of international organizations and international law in achieving lasting peace, and key issues of post-Cold War international politics including globalization, the environment, human rights and terrorism. (UG)


PSC 125: Public Policymaking

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving. This course is an introduction to the policy making process and the subfield of Public Policy and covers the evolution of the field of public policy, and the policy making process from agenda setting to policy termination and change; select substantive policy areas and current events are used as illustrative examples. Students will learn the basic social science research approach and its critical uses in policy-making and analysis. (UG)


PSC 210: The Politics of Globalization

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course focuses on the politics of globalization in the new world order and its impact on international relations and on developing nations. Topics include international terrorism, issues of justice and poverty, the role of multinational corporations, environmental issues, and the role of international organizations such as the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. (UG)


PSC 211: Environmental and Energy Policies I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as ENS 211. A survey of major environmental and energy policies and the intergovernmental administrative system established to implement them. Topics include a history of the environmental movement, green politics, international environmental issues, and the contrasts between scientific and political decision-making. If taken as ENS 211, this course cannot be used as a science elective. (UG)


PSC 212: Environmental and Energy Policies II

3 Credit Hour(s)

A continuation of ENS/PSC 211. Prerequisite: PSC/ENS 211. (UG)


PSC 213: Sustainability and Third World Development

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course examines the process of development in the Third World. Topics include HIV/AIDS, overpopulation, the role of women, the environment, socio-cultural barriers, and responses to inequality and poverty. (UG)


PSC 214: Introduction to Refugee Studies

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration. This course will introduce students to the basic theories, concepts, and vocabulary of Refugee Studies. It will primarily focus on the political, historical, economic, socio-cultural, and global processes that have impacted refugees and Refugee Studies in our world today. Why are there refugees? How does local, national, and international communities address refugee crises? How can the academic study of refugees lead to policy changes in national and international political and economic systems? To the extent that forced migration of refugees is an integral part of the relationship between poor and rich nations, the issues facing refugee communities are not just a product of internal/civil wars and local impoverishment, but are closely linked to the fundamental political and economic structures and processes of our globalized world. As such, students, organizations, policy advocates interested in working with refugees need to take the holistic approach to refugee studies in order to have a better understanding and in-depth knowledge of the issues. This course will provide students with foundational knowledge of refugee populations and the field of Refugee Studies. The course will involve intensive reading and writing, the use of theoretical analyses, critical discussions, and in-depth examination of displacement and forced migration of refugees globally. (UG)


PSC 215: Issues in Public Policy

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. An examination of the various analytical models employed by political scientists in the study of political life and the application of these models to specific domestic policy areas, with a focus on environmental policy. (UG)


PSC 216: The Politics of (mis)representation: The Importance of Political Geography

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Do voters pick the right candidate to represent their concerns? After these candidates become politicians, are they held accountable for their actions? Are these politicians demographically representative of their voters (i.e. do they look like us)? These questions are central to the study of political geography, an underlying theme to everything covered in this course. Throughout this course we will explore representation in American politics, focusing primarily on these three overarching questions. Specifically, we will examine how well citizens are being represented in the American political system by their elected leaders. There are continual concerns about how poorly our political representatives mirror the population in terms of demographics, partisanship, and ideology. In this course, we will explore whether these concerns about misrepresentation are valid as well as their causes. First, we will look at demographic groups (race and gender specifically) and how well these groups are being represented in our system. Specifically, we will focus on three aspects of the American political system that are commonly blamed for misrepresentation: redistricting and gerrymandering, nomination elections (both congressional and presidential), and the Electoral College. (UG)


PSC 217: The American Political Party System

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. An examination of the principles, development and organization of American political parties as well as the electorate and the electoral process. The nature and role of political interest groups will be examined. Special emphasis will be placed on environmental activism at national, state and local levels. (UG)


PSC 219: Politics, Planning and Land Use

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as ENS 219. Principles and practice of land management policies at the state and local levels of government. Topics include zoning power of local government, preparation of master plans, variance procedures, federal mandates and Environmental Impact Statements. (UG)


PSC 220: Contemporary International Issues

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: This course will examine some of the major issues facing the international community, including states as well as non-state actors, such as interstate conflict, civil war, terrorism, human rights abuses, environmental degradation as well as global financial crises. The course will provide students with a firm grounding in International Relations theory; students will learn how to understand, interpret and solve international issues from different theoretical perspectives including realism, liberalism and constructivism. Students will also learn how contemporary international issues are shaped by historical experiences. Finally, the course will examine the role of international law and organization in affecting the outcomes (or not!) of various international crises such as the Syrian civil war or nuclear armament by rogue states such as North Korea. This course will enable students to be informed global citizens that are equipped to critically examine and respond to unfolding international crises of various kinds. The course is contemporary in nature, and we will pay considerable attention to current international events. (UG)


PSC 221: Political Economy of East Asia

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as ECO 221. An analysis of the successful industrialization of East Asia. Topics include the roles of development strategies, political institutions, industrial policy, culture, financial and monetary policies and China's recent transition toward a market economy. (UG)


PSC 222: Polling and Public Opinion: Following The Will of the People

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Civic Responsibility; Information Literacy. This course focuses on why public opinion and polling are important to American democracy and how political scientists go about measuring public opinion. The course explores where public opinion comes from, how people form opinions, how well informed people are about political objects, and how public officials use public opinion. (UG)


PSC 223: Political and Civil Rights in the United States

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Moral and Ethical Discernment. This course will examine the development and current state of political and civil rights in the U.S., through the use of texts, court cases and the U.S. Constitution. Areas covered will include prohibitions against discrimination, voting rights and elections, freedom of expression and the right to privacy. While emphasis is placed on the role of the Supreme Court, discussion will address the interplay of the other branches of government as well as other factors (historical, economic, societal, etc.) in the evolution of political and civil rights. Students will be asked to consider whether these rights exist primarily to serve the interests of individuals, or to promote communitarian values. (UG)


PSC 224: Influencing Politics: The American Voter in Campaigns and Elections

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Civic Responsibility; Contextual Integration. This course is designed to present students with an understanding of why elections are important to American democracy and how political scientists go about measuring campaign effects. Further, we begin to explore how individuals come to a decision on which candidate to support in an election, if they choose to participate at all. We will explore a number of different aspects of campaigns and elections in American politics, including campaign finance, strategy, the media, and the different stages of various elections. We also tackle the big questions: Should you vote? Why do people vote the way they do? How can we get people to vote? The goal is for you to have a broad understanding of how American elections work and why they are important. (UG)


PSC 225: Politics of China

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course is an introduction to Chinese politics. We will study the history, institutions, and processes of Chinese politics. We will critically examine the economic and political reforms that have transformed China since the late 1970's. We will also compare China's reforms with other countries that have undergone similar transitions. Finally, this course will examine the strategic and economic impact of China's rise as a great power. (UG)


PSC 227: Introduction to Public Administration

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Civic Responsibilty. This is a general survey course designed to familiarize students with the role and function of government agencies. This course will introduce students to the field of public administration through an examination of both theory and practice. (UG)


PSC 228: Community Planning and Sustainability

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Fulfills Service Learning requirement. This course focuses on neighborhood planning for both citizens and professionals. Students will learn how to pinpoint key issues, set clear goals, and devise strategies to achieve these goals. In addition, they will learn what type of information to collect, where to get it, and how to assess it. Finally they will be able to package the information, implement the plan and update it periodically. This will be achieved both through classroom work and actual development and implementation of a neighborhood plan. (Sponsored by the History & Political Science Department). (UG)


PSC 230: United States Judicial Process

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. This course will examine the basic elements of the United States judicial system. Among the topics to be discussed will be the functions of the courts within a federal system of government, different roles of different state and federal courts, roles of attorneys and judges within the system, distinctions between different areas of the law, different methods of dispute resolution and the difference between the trial and appellate process, judicial selection and philosophy, and judicial policymaking. Students will also address the effect of the judicial process on citizens and ways in which citizens can either support or oppose the current functioning of the judicial system. (UG)


PSC 231: International Organizations and Global Goverance

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course explores the growing importance of global governance. This course studies how recent trends have generated greater international cooperation in various issue areas, such as proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, trade and investment, environment, and human rights. Students will be required to design their own plans to resolve selected policy problems through global cooperation. (UG)


PSC 232: International Political Economy

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as ECO 232. Study of the globalization of the world economy, why nations trade with each other and why they sometimes practice trade protectionism. Examines the growing importance of regional economic blocs, such as the European Union and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Other topics include the rise and decline of American economic hegemony, the rise of Japan's economic power, global trade conflicts, economic reforms in the former Soviet Union and China, and causes of development and underdevelopment in the third world. (UG)


PSC 233: Democracy in America

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Students will gain comprehension of the democratic process and participatory rights in the United States. This knowledge will be geared toward helping students better understand myriad forms of civic engagement and encouraging greater political efficacy. The manifestation of democratic ideals in America will be analyzed against the backdrop of historical developments and worldwide trends in democratization. Thus, while the primary focus will be on democracy in America, students will study how the development of the American political system compares to broader conceptions of democracy and democratic theory. (UG)


PSC 238: Dictatorship and Democracy in World Politics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course examines the global resurgence of democracy in recent decades, analyzing the causes and dynamics of this recent wave of democratization as well as the different paths of democratic transitions in Southern Europe, Latin America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe. Exploration of strategies for achieving successful democratic consolidation. Study of factors that influence successful democratic consolidation, such as ethnic conflicts, economic reform, constitutional choice, and the role of culture. (UG)


PSC 242: African Politics, Culture & Society

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course examines African politics, culture, and society from pre-colonial era to present. It will primarily focus on the political, historical, and developmental processes that have shaped contemporary African societies as we know them today. It will involve intensive readings, theoretical analyses, critique, discussions, and in- depth examination of this unique continent and its impact on our contemporary world historically. Some of the themes addressed include, an examination of the culture of traditional Africa, cultural barriers to development, change and continuity in African politics and society, European colonization, African nationalism, impact of modernization, impact of today's globalization, impact of transatlantic slave trade, and why Africa is the richest continent in world (in terms of natural resources), but the poorest in per capital income. The course will also address post independence problems, quality of life, corruption, and diseases, among other topics. In addition, students will engage in cross cultural education experience off-campus in select humanitarian groups and organizations that serve African people; such as refugees, agencies, and the African community. (UG)


PSC 305: American Constitutional Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course offers an in-depth examination of major constitutional doctrines, including judicial review, separation of powers, and federalism and theories of constitutional interpretation. This course is excellent preparation for pre-law students and for those who want familiarity with the foundations of American constitutional government. Upper Division or PSC 117 or PSC 230 highly recommended. (UG)


PSC 310: Seminar in Black Political Leadership, Consciousness and Change

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will examine the role of Black political leadership and consciousness in American political system. What is the impact of Black political leadership in changing American society? What are the current and future prospects for Black leadership in America? This course will attempt to answer these and other questions. It will involve intensive readings, analyses, critique, discussions, reports, interviews, and in-depth research by students in the issue area of Black political leadership and consciousness in American political system. In addition, students will be asked to select a Black leader and/or problem area in Black political leadership for class presentations. (UG)


PSC 311: Congress and the Chaos of Democracy

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Civic Responsibility; Contextual Integration. This course will explore Congress, how it fits into our system of government, how it interacts with the other branches of government, and how the legislative process works. The course is designed to look at the organization of Congress, its membership, the various procedures used, and the policy outputs. In this course, we also explore why Congress is often seen as broken. Political parties, interest groups, the president, and the courts are just a few groups that often affect policy outputs and are a major obstacle to Congress passing the policies it wants. Congress is integral to U.S. politics and this course explores why that is the case and how Congress works. (UG)


PSC 312: Judical Politics & Behavior

3 Credit Hour(s)

This class addresses the role of law in the political process. We explore several central questions: What is law, what role does law play in the political process, and how does the political process impact the law? We will examine the critical role which judges and courts play in the interpretation, creation and evolution of law by focusing on judicial review, constitutional and statutory interpretation and judicial decision-making. We will explore the major classifications of the law, including administrative, contract, criminal, property, and tort law, with an emphasis on constitutional and statutory interpretation. We will also focus on the competing theories of judicial decision making (attitudinal model, legal model and strategic model) as identified in political science research: how and why do judges make their decision? Are they mere oracles of the law as Blackstonian conceptions would argue, or are they politicians wearing robes? What factors influence judicial choices - what role does political ideology, political bargaining, and role theory play in judicial rulings? (UG)


PSC 313: Politics and the Media: Watchdogs Or Lapdogs

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Communication Skills; Information Literacy; Civic Responsibility. The media are called many things: governmental watch dogs, the fourth branch of government, and partisan lapdogs. No matter what you call the media, it is impossible to dispute their importance in the US system of government. In this course, we will examine the role the media plays in politics. The media report on what the government is doing as well as on how the public reacts to what the government is doing. We will examine how the media landscape has changed over time. We look at the advent of cable news reporting as well as the rise of the new media--Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for example--and how these new media sources have changed the role of candidates and campaigns are able to use the media for their benefit. The United States has a unique media system and we will compare it to other countries. Partisanship and bias in the media will also be discussed extensively, as these are issues that have plagued media outlets since the founding of our country. (UG)


PSC 315: Politics of Western Europe

3 Credit Hour(s)

An examination of the politics and governments of selected nations of Western Europe including Britain, France and Germany. Special emphasis on comparative and contemporary policymaking and on progress toward European unification. Prerequisite: PSC 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSC 320: Gender and Policy in the US

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as WST 320. Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving; Writing Intensive. This course will be a survey of the development of, and current issues involving, legal rights as they are impacted by gender in the U.S. Among the topics that will be covered are interpretation of the U.S. Constitution and gender concerns regarding equal protection, reproductive rights, political participation, education law, labor issues, and family law. The course will also address the role of feminism in the development of civil rights, including the diversity of approaches and concerns among different branches of feminism. Also addressed will be examples of ways in which males have been negatively affected by protective legislation and rigid policy approaches to gender roles. Offered as Needed. (UG)


PSC 321: Politics and Popular Culture in America

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contectual Integration; Civic Responsibility. Writing Intensive. This course is designed to provide students with an examination of cultural change in American politics using film, television, music, and literature. We explore a number of different aspects of American politics, including the presidency, elections, protests, and issue evolution. While this is not an exhaustive list, the course should help students gain deeper insight into these aspects of American government. Further, this course should help students begin to think more critically about different aspects of popular culture and how American politics permeates film, television, music, and literature. (UG)


PSC 325: Local Government Reform and Community Renewal

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Civic Responsibility; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course provides an examination of local government in New York State, including counties, towns and villages, with emphasis on structure, function and duties of each municipality, and the rise of local government reform. Students will research the origin, purpose and principles of local governments in providing service delivery, representation in local and state policy-making, and as a pass-through entity for state and federal funding. Particular emphasis will be given to citizen engagement and coalition-building in local governance and the rise of citizen-led efforts for reform. (UG)


PSC 326: Politics of East Asia

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principal events and interactions in East Asia. Various political, social, and economic aspects of China, Japan, and the two Koreas will be closely examined within the regional context of the past and present, carefully discerning the similarities and differences among those East Asian countries. Prerequisite: PSC 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSC 327: Politics of South Asia

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course is designed to provide an introduction to the governments and politics of South Asia. We will begin the course with an overview of South Asian civilization and its unique development for over several millennia. We then look at the British colonialism and independence movement. Since the independence and the partition that soon followed, the countries in the Indian subcontinent have taken different paths to modernity and national development. The politics, society, and economy of each country - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka - will then be carefully examined. In doing so, students will gain a better understanding of such questions as how and why these countries have adopted different ways; what are the sources of social and religious tensions in each country; how these countries have accommodated social diversity, etc. We will complete the course by paying special attention to the conflict between India and Pakistan, two nuclear-armed states. Prerequisite: PSC 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSC 331: Political Science Research and Methods

3 Credit Hour(s)

Registration in this course is limited to Political Science and History & Political Science (including Adolescence Education/Social Studies) majors. This course addresses the different ways in which political scientists formulate and attempt to answer questions about politics and political behavior. We will begin by considering fundamental issues in the philosophy of science, including the process of inquiry, the limits to knowledge, and the extent to which the study of politics can be scientific. We will address issues central to the discipline of Political Science: methodological approaches, the literature review, research designs, and data collection as they pertain to both qualitative and quantitative research. Prerequisite: junior status in the department; majors only. (UG)


PSC 350: Political Argumentation and Debate

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course will be an introduction to the skills of persuasive speaking and argumentation. Students will develop the ability to advocate a position persuasively, in an enthusiastic yet dignified manner, using current political controversies as subjects. In the process, students will also gain a deeper understanding of the multiple points of view inherent in current political controversies which they have selected to discuss. Among the topics that will be covered are the role of argumentation in society, structure and process of debate, development of arguments, researching and analyzing subjects for debate, use of evidence, use of logic and rhetorical devices, refutation and the role of emotion in advocacy. Prerequisites: None, but upper division status or PSC 113 or PSC 125 or PSC 223 highly recommended. (UG)


PSC 401: American Foreign Policy

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Civic Responsibility; Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course examines the content of American foreign policy and the processes by which it is made. Students will be introduced to the theories and grand strategies that guide US foreign policy. Students will also be introduced to the actors, including individuals and institutions that shape foreign policy decisions. We will study the historical context of current foreign policy choices made by the United States, while giving emphasis the post WW2 and Cold War period. Finally, we will debate the direction future of US foreign policy given the current engagements of the United States. Prerequisite: PSC 121. (UG)


PSC 411: Environmental Law

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as ENS 411. Case method approach to judicial interpretations of environmental laws. Additional topics may include litigation as a political tactic, expansion of standing to sue and intervener funding strategies. Prerequisite: PSC/ENS 211. (UG)


PSC 415: Seminar on the Presidency

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Civic Responsibility; Contextual Integration. This seminar focuses on the institutional powers of the modern executive, the presidential selection process, presidential campaigns and elections, presidential character and performance an presidential/congressional relations. Discussion and analysis will follow current events in presidential politics and practice. (UG)


PSC 416: Internship in Public Administration

3 Credit Hour(s)

Available to students who have declared a minor in Public Administration. Prerequisite: PSC 227. (UG)



Psychology

PSY 103: Introduction to Psychological Science

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. A single-semester introduction to psychological science, including research methods, brain and behavior, individual differences and intelligence, memory, learning, development, motivation, perception, personality, mental disorders, and social psychology. Research requirement. All students will be required to complete research participation or an alterative assignment as part of their course credit. (UG)


PSY 210: Social Psychology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Critical Thinking and Contextual Integration This course focuses on the ways in which individuals' thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the presence of others/social interaction. Experimental findings will be used to understand individuals in a social context. Sample topics include stereotyping and prejudice, conformity and obedience, attitude formation and persuasion, and aggression and conflict. In addition, practical application of theory and research findings will be discussed (e.g., jury decision making, reducing prejudice). Prerequisite: PSY 103 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSY 212: Developmental Psychology: Infancy Through Childhood

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course explores human psychological development from infancy through childhood, including cognitive and language development, socialization, and personality. The course will also include a critical evaluation of current methodologies used to study development, and discussions of practical and social applications of psychological knowledge about children. This course includes observations of children in real life settings. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSY 214: Psychology of Adolescence

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course introduces students to psychological changes that occur between childhood and adulthood, including psychological correlates of physical maturation, cultural definitions of adolescence, cognitive change, and social challenges facing adolescents. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSY 215: Cognitive Psychology: Learning, Thinking and Problem Solving

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course introduces students to the scientific study of mental processes and human information processing, with emphasis on theory and research findings, both historical and present. Sample topics include: visual and auditory processing, attention, memory, language acquisition and processing, reasoning, decision making, and problem solving. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSY 216: Principles of Learning and Behavior Modification

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course introduces the principles and procedures of Learning and Behavior Modification, including operant and respondent conditioning and their component procedures, including reinforcement, extinction, punishment, stimulus control, discrimination, generalization, shaping, prompting, and chaining. Students will be introduced to the research designs, data recording methods, and data analytic procedures of behavior modification, and will apply course material by designing and conducting a self-management project. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or equivalent. (UG)


PSY 217: Sensation and Perception

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Information Literacy; Writing Intensive. This course introduces students to theories, empirical data, and research tools and techniques related to sensation and perception. Perceptual organization and the relationship of perception to clinical and social areas will be considered. Prerequisites: CMP 101 and PSY 103. (UG)


PSY 218: Theories of Personality

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will examine several of the major personality theories, as well as current research findings, in a general survey of crucial factors in the development and organization of human personality. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSY 219: The Psychology of Mental Illness

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course surveys the origins, symptoms, and treatment of various forms of mental illness described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Revision 5, May, 2013). Current theories of the causes of mental disorders are also discussed, along with recent research evidence to support or question these explanations. Controversies associated with the cause, course, and treatment of mental illness as well as ethical considerations will be covered. Legal implications for mentally disordered offenders will be considered, along with other legal issues associated with mental disorders. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or permission of the instructor. (UG)


PSY 220: Life Span Development

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will explore human psychological development from birth through aging, including physiological, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that occur from birth until death. The role of individual/personality characteristics, relationships with others, and the sociocultural environment in which individuals live will be discussed with regard to their influence on social, cognitive, emotional, and psychophysiological development. Current research and theories used to describe and explain human growth and change will be discussed within the framework of the scientific method. Prerequisite: PSY 103. (UG)


PSY 231: Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course introduces psychological conditions that occur in childhood and adolescence (infancy to 18 years) including Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorders, Language and Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, disorders of basic physical functions (for example, eating disorders), and psychological aspects of medical conditions. The course is grounded in psychological science, and therefore is evidence based and includes research methods and ethical issues in research and treatment of developmental psychopathology. Prerequisite: PSY 103. (UG)


PSY 301: The Psychology of Human Sexuality and Sexual Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course examines the biological, psychological, emotional, and social components of human sexual behavior. Sample topics include historical aspects of human sexuality, theories of human sexual behavior and attitudes, love and attraction, gender identity, sexuality across different stages of development, sexual dysfunctions and disease, and forms of sexuality that are currently listed in the DSM 5 as symptomatic of a paraphilic disorder. Topics will be discussed within the framework of the scientific method, and may also address ethical and legal considerations. Presentation of course material and the discussions that occur will sometimes require exposure to sexually explicit materials and/or content. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSY 304: Counseling and Interviewing

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is an introduction to theories of counseling and psychotherapy, emphasizing the acquisition of basic skills in listening and interviewing. This is a practical and applied as well as theoretical course including demonstrations of counseling techniques, and practice using these techniques in class. Course format is varied, including lecture, group discussion, team based activities, and hands-on practice of skills being learned in lecture portions of the course. Evidence-based counseling techniques will be discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSY 306: Forensic Psychology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course surveys multiple ways in which the field of psychology and the legal system interact. Theories of criminal behavior, available treatment for mentally ill offenders, and ethical controversies related to psychologists' involved in law are also discussed. Topics include expert testimony, mental disorders and crime, competency to stand trial and the insanity defense, eyewitness testimony and other questions of evidence, forensic assessment (polygraph testing, hypnosis), psychopathy, serial murder, sexual offending, and juvenile crime. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSY 308: Health Psychology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course examines psychosocial influences on how we stay healthy, why we become sick, and why individuals have different responses when they become ill. The biopsychosocial model will be discussed as it relates to individuals' risk for illness, resilience, ability to achieve optimal wellness, and longevity. Topics include placebo and nocebo effects, stress and coping, trauma and resilience, personality and disease, emotional influences on illness, health behavior change, addiction, eating disorders, and medical adherence. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSY 309: Assessment in Psychology and Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course considers historical, political, and legal aspects of testing and reviews currently available tests of aptitudes, skills, personality traits, and mental health. The course will review test construction, test item selection and interpretation, and ethical issues that arise in testing/assessment situations. Students in this course will participate in hands-on activities that help them develop skills in test use and interpretation of test results. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSY 314: Biological Bases of Behavior

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Contextual Integration. A survey of biological influences on behavior. The primary emphasis is on the physiological regulation of behaviors in humans and other vertebrate animals as they relate to neuronal, hormonal, and developmental structure and function. Topics include perception, cognition, sleep, eating, sexual behaviors, learning, cognition, and mental disorders. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSY 318: Heroes, Healers, and Do-Gooders: The Psychology of Helping and Altruism

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Coming primarily from a Social Psychological perspective, this course covers the psychology of how, when, and why people contribute to the well-being of others. Topics covered will include the evolutionary origins of prosocial behavior, cost-reward considerations when deciding to help, and the influence of norms and emotions on willingness to help. Further consideration will be given to the debate over the existence of altruistic acts, volunteerism, the traits that characterize being a helper and a helpee, and cooperation both within and between groups. Prerequisites: PSY 103. (UG)


PSY 333: Statistics for Psychology and Social Sciences

4 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Quantitative Literacy requirement. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the basic statistical procedures used in modern behavioral sciences, as well as the tools and basic procedures used for computing them in statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS). In doing so, students will gain both the conceptual and computational knowledge necessary to appropriately employ such statistical analyses. Topics include (but are not limited to) assessing and constructing graphs/tables, probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, correlation, prediction through regression, analysis of variance, parametric versus nonparametric tests, interpreting statistical significance, and using statistical software to achieve these goals. By the end of this course students will recognize statistical analyses as an integral component to the scientific process. Students will not only be able to apply such analytical techniques to their own research efforts, but will develop their ability to critically evaluate conclusions derived from such procedures offered by the scientific community and the popular media. Corequisite: PSY 333L. (UG)


PSY 333L: Statistics for Psychology and Social Sciences Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory component of PSY 333. Beginning instruction in SPSS statistical software and related analytic tools and their proper application, interpretation, and presentation across research designs. Corequisite: PSY 333 (UG)


PSY 335: Junior Seminar in Psychology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course involves students in an in-depth exploration of a specific topic or a series of related topics in contemporary psychology through primary source readings in the research literature, and secondary source material relevant to discussion and analysis (topics may vary each semester). Course format is generally discussion rather than lecture oriented. Brief lectures may be used to provide a framework for discussion and debate. Students develop critical thinking, critical reading, analytic, research, and writing skills by preparing discussion topics in both oral and written format. Prerequisite: Upper division status in Psychology and completion of PSY 353/353L with C- or better, or permission of instructor. (UG)


PSY 353: Research Methods in Psychology

4 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the first in a required sequence of research courses for upper division psychology majors. The main purpose of this course is to help students understand psychology as a behavioral science by introducing them to the core methods by which psychologists gather, analyze, and evaluate data. Topics include: Experimental methods, correlational methods, survey methods, observational designs, single subject methods, and validity and reliability of methods and measures. Students will engage in hands-on laboratory exercises involving literature review, planning research studies, collecting and statistically analyzing data with a statistical software program, and reporting research in the style and format of the American Psychological Association. This course culminates in a required literature review that forms the basis of a research proposal. This course will require small group projects, computer lab sessions in which students statistically analyze data, library sessions for database and other literature review/research, and research experiences in which students collect data and/or analyze existing data. Therefore, students should expect to work outside of class at least two hours per week throughout the semester on course-related projects. Prerequisite: PSY 333 with C- or better and upper division status. (UG)


PSY 353L: Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory component of PSY 353. Fundamental research and statistical analysis techniques in psychological science. Corequisite: PSY 353. (UG)


PSY 354: Advanced Research Methods in Psychology

4 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy, Research, and Presentation requirement, Writing Intensive. The purpose of this course is to introduce undergraduate Psychology majors to more advanced research methods used in the field of psychological science, as well as to further practice and begin to master their corresponding applications. Some of these advanced methodologies represent more complex versions of the simpler methods learned in the prerequisite research sequence course (PSY 353), whereas others represent conceptually new methods that have not yet been introduced. The goals of this course are to encourage students to consider important philosophical, ethical, and measurement concepts as they relate to more advanced methodologies, both experimental and non-experimental, and to apply selected statistical concepts to these more advanced methodologies. Most importantly, all students should demonstrate continued improvement and development towards mastery relative to the prior course in the research sequence (PSY 353) in assessing the value, validity, and proper application of research claims. This critical evaluation of research claims means learning to read and understand peer reviewed research, consider the methodology used to arrive at a particular finding, and evaluate whether such methodologies are capable of providing the information such claims suggest. In this second more advanced methods course, students should demonstrate significant development relative to the first course in their ability to understand peer reviewed research papers/findings, and their ability to evaluate whether or not the conclusions based on particular methodologies are reasonable given the nature of the research designs. In addition, students in this second course should demonstrate continued development and progress towards mastery in using APA style to report research findings, and to develop literature reviews and research proposals. This course will require small group projects, computer lab sessions in which students statistically analyze data, library sessions for database and other literature review/research, and research experiences in which students collect data and/or analyze existing data. Therefore, students should expect to work outside of class at least two hours per week throughout the semester on course-related projects. Prerequisite: PSY 353/L with C- or better and upper division status. (UG)


PSY 354L: Advanced Research Methods in Psychology Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory component of PSY 354. Advanced research and statistical analysis techniques in psychological science. Corequisite: PSY 354. (UG)


PSY 380: Drugs and Behavior

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course surveys behavioral effects of psychotropic drugs as a result of drug distribution, drug elimination, and drug-receptor interactions in the body. It covers fundamentals of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as they relate to these, and emphasizes current, historical, and moral vs. legal contexts for use and distribution in the US and other countries. Other drug classes are considered and discussed for comparative purposes. It includes drug classification and development and the role of learning and addiction as they relate to drug use/abuse. Because mental disorders are among the most debilitating conditions worldwide and are commonly comorbid with other psychiatric, and medical illnesses, the course is useful to students of behavioral, legal, and healthcare-related fields. Prerequisites: PSY 103. (UG)


PSY 391: Psychology and Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Contextual Integration. Given the increasing rate of intercultural contact through the media, technological advances in communication, and of face-to-face contact, an appreciation of human behavior as it develops and is understood within diverse cultures is essential. This course will explore how culture influences human thought and behavior. Students will explore to what extent our identities and ways of thinking are common across the different cultures in our world and to what extent are they unique to our own cultural environments and experiences. In order to thoroughly examine this, the course will explore the individual, universal, and cultural-specific influences involved in human development, morality, emotion, cognition, mental health and treatment, relationships and attraction, and gender conceptualizations. This course will integrate multiple sub-fields within psychology challenging students to integrate and examine psychological theories and principles through the lens of culture. Through examining scientific literature, classroom discussion, and applying psychological principles and theories learned previously, students will consider how culture has shaped their own personal experiences and beliefs as well as develop an application of why certain cultures engage in specific behaviors and belief systems. Prerequisite: PSY 103 Completion of 55 credits. (UG)


PSY 393: The Origins of Psychology

3 Credit Hour(s)

A perusal of the various journals in psychology or an examination of any psychology conference schedule seems to suggest that psychology is a highly disjointed discipline. However, psychology is unified through its historical traditions and systems of thought. In this course, we will explore the roots of modern psychological thought and methodology. We will trace these roots from their origins in philosophy and the natural sciences through the early schools of psychology (e. g., Functionalism, Structuralism, Gestalt, etc.) and on into its current form. We will also examine the lives and works of the men and women whose work created psychology's foundation. Through these explorations we will discover the common threads and patterns interwoven into the broad tapestry of psychology. Prerequisite PSY-103, completion of 55 credits. (UG)


PSY 444: Senior Thesis

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. This capstone course is one of the options for the capstone requirement that represents the culmination of the required research sequence for psychology majors. Activities include: completion and submission of the HSRRC proposal, continued research into psychological literature, preparation of all testing materials, arranging lab space for data collection, recruitment, data collection and analysis, completion of a manuscript prepared utilizing the format and style of the American Psychological Association, and a public oral presentation of student research projects. Prerequisites: successful completion of PSY 354/354L (C- or better) and senior status in psychology. Junior year students who meet the prerequisite requirements may be eligible by permission of instructor. (UG)


PSY 445: Senior Practicum in Psychology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a community agency, business organization, or other psychology-related setting. This course enables students to apply the theories, research, and specific psychology content they have learned to date in their undergraduate curriculum to a real world setting. Therefore, this course will supplement students' classroom learning to date, with first-hand experience in professional settings which are appropriate for their academic background and career objectives. As this course is meant to be a senior capstone experience, there will also be an academic component of the course, which includes a weekly seminar involving presentations and discussions of relevant ethical and organizational issues related to psychology as both a scientific and and applied discipline. In addition, students will be required to complete a scholarly, critical review of the theoretical and empirical literature on an issue/topic related to the practicum experience they are completing and design a possible intervention based on the empirical literature that could assist with a problem or issue they identify as relevant to their field site. Prerequisites: successful completion of PSY 354/354L (C- or better) and senior status in psychology. (UG)


PSY 457: Independent Study Or Research

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

This course is an opportunity for students to become involved in research outside the classroom under the mentorship of a faculty member (s) in the department. Students may assist faculty with ongoing research, design their own project, or design an extension of prior faculty research or their own prior research. Prior coursework and skills required to participate may vary by project/faculty mentor. Open to juniors and seniors with a 2.5 GPA, no current Incomplete grades, and permission of the instructor. Sophomore students with exceptional preparation may also be considered. Students must complete an independent study contract in order to register for this course (see department chair and/or your faculty mentor for details). (UG)


PSY 458: Field Experience in Psychology

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

This course is an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a community agency, business organization, or other psychology-related setting. This is not the same as the PSY 445 capstone course. Prerequisite: Permission of psychology department chair. Individual agencies/organizations may also require students to complete specific requirements prior to placement (e.g., specific coursework, background checks, upper division status, etc.) (UG)



Physical Therapy

PT 101: Freshman Seminar in Physical Therapy

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the first in the sequence of two courses designed to introduce students to the physical therapy profession and to the professional phase of the physical therapy curriculum. Students will be introduced to the history of the physical therapy profession, scope of practice, professional organizations, roles of other health care professionals, and the importance of scientific research and its link to the concept of evidence-based practice. Concepts related to managed care and the changing healthcare environment will be explored as they relate to the health care professional and consumer. Additionally, issues of contemporary practice will be discussed and debated.Prerequisite: PT Freshman status or permission of PT pre-professional phase coordinator, Dr. Held. (UG)


PT 201: Sophomore Seminar in Physical Therapy

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the second in a sequence of two courses designed to introduce students to the professional phase of the physical therapy curriculum and the profession. Topics will include principles of therapeutic communication, ethics and core values, sociocultural issues and cultural fluency in health care delivery, issues in professional continuing education in a dynamic profession, computer literacy in physical therapy, and an introduction to medical terminology and documentation formats in physical therapy. The relationship between course objectives and the Daemen College Core Competency most closely associated with them is also identified. Prerequisite: PT Sophomore status, PT 101 or permission of PT pre-professional phase coordinator, Dr. Held. (UG)


PT 312: Principles of Teaching and Learning

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Together with CMP 315, Advanced Composition for Health Professionals, combination of both courses meets Research & Presentation requirement. This course will focus on the principles of teaching and learning relevant to the role of the physical therapist as an educator addressing the changing needs of the learner across the lifespan. We will begin with an exploration of the role of education in health care including its historical evolution, and associated ethical, legal, and economic issues. Topics will include theoretical models of adult learning styles, adult learning theories, cognitive development, and taxonomies of educational objectives. Principles of teaching and learning will be applied in the affective, cognitive, and psychomotor domains. As the course progresses, we will explore characteristics of the learner including assessment of the learner's needs across the lifespan, and contextual factors that influence the process of learning including adherence, empowerment, and motivation. Cross-cultural issues broadly defined, that affect the teaching and learning process will be discussed including access to healthcare, age, culture, disability, family, gender, poverty, religion, and socio-economic status. Throughout this, course students will formally and informally present content to their peers affording the opportunity for application of course content, practice, and feedback. The final course presentation is evidence-based and draws on work completed in CMP 315 and fulfills the presentation component of the core requirement for Research and Presentation within the Physical Therapy curriculum. Prerequisites: PT junior status, PT 101 and PT 201 or permission of pre-professional phase coordinator, Dr. Held. Together with CMP 315, fulfills the Research and Presentation requirement. (UG)


PT 501: Applied Biostatistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Students will develop an understanding of the principles and applications of parametric and nonparametric statistics, particularly with respect to applications in physical therapy. Topics will include: probability, scales of measurement, reliability and validity, sampling techniques, experimental design and hypothesis development (statistical inference), descriptive statistics, parametric and nonparametric tests of significance, correlation, and regression. Selection of appropriate statistical procedures will be presented with reference to principles of experimental design presented in PT 553 Introduction to Clinical Research Design. Students will use both calculators and computer software (SPSS, Excel) for analyzing data and developing graphic representations. Prerequisites: PT Second Year Spring professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 504: Clinical Functional Anatomy I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will build upon the fundamental embryology, histology, and gross anatomical structure acquired in General Anatomy (BIO 330). This course, the first of two clinically-oriented functional anatomy courses, will focus on the detailed structure and function of the human neuromusculoskeletal system. It will concentrate on the relationships of normal and abnormal embryological and developmental processes to gross anatomical structure, and the relationships of normal and abnormal anatomical structure to movement and function across the lifespan. Specific anatomical content will be presented on a regional basis and will include the back, head, neck, shoulder girdle, upper extremity, and thorax. Various teaching/learning methods will be used including lecture, laboratory, and demonstrations. Laboratory sessions will allow students to acquire a three-dimensional macroscopic appreciation of anatomical structure through human cadaver dissection guided by instructor's online video demonstrations, cadaver prosections, and study of models. Prerequisite: PT First Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 504L: Clinical Functional Anatomy I Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Clinical Functional Anatomy. Required corequisite: PT 504. (GR)


PT 505: Clinical Functional Anatomy II Lecture

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course will build upon the fundamental content acquired in General Anatomy (BIO 330) and Clinical Functional Anatomy I (PT504). This course is the second of two clinically oriented functional anatomy courses that will focus on the detailed structure and function of the human neuromusculoskeletal system, specifically the lower extremity and cavities. Lecture is one hour per week and lab sessions are two hours per week. Various teaching/learning methods will be used including lecture, laboratory, and demonstrations. Laboratory sessions will allow students to acquire a three-dimensional macroscopic appreciation of anatomical structure through human cadaver dissection guided by iPad video demonstrations, cadaver prosections, and study of models. Prerequisites: PT 504 and PT First Year Spring professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 505L: Clinical Functional Anatomy II Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Clinical Functional Anatomy II. Corequisite: PT 505. (GR)


PT 506: Kinesiology and Biomechanics I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/laboratory course will introduce and emphasize the principles of kinesiology, tissue mechanics and biomechanics of the cervical, temporomandibular, thoracic, and upper extremity joints and their related soft tissues. The clinical application of these principles will be reinforced through both static and dynamic analyses of regional human movement and posture. Kinetic and kinematic analysis of movement of these regions will be explored. This course content will be synthesized with the foundations of anatomical structure and physiology presented in PT 504/L; Clinical Functional Anatomy I and PT 508/L; Physiology of Exercise. This integration of anatomical and physiological foundations will aid the learner in proper examination and evaluation of the quality, efficiency, and safety of upper quarter movement patterns and functional task performance. An emphasis will be placed on the analysis and discussion of the mechanical properties of tissues and their respective responses to stress shielding and stress application. The students will analyze forces affecting arthrokinematics and osteokinematics of the upper quarter regions and relate those to whole body and regional mobility and stability by way of clinical application. Laboratories will promote development of skills in critical analysis and examination and evaluation of typical and atypical movement. The student will then develop skill in the application of both kinetic and kinematic biomechanical analysis and begin to foster consideration of biomechanical principles in the design of reliable and valid upper quarter examination procedures and efficacious intervention strategies and parameters. Prerequisite: PT First Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 506L: Kinesiology and Biomechanics I Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Kinesiology & Biomechanics I. Required corequisite: PT 506. (GR)


PT 507: Kinesiology & Biomechanics II Lecture

2 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/laboratory course will focus on the principles of kinesiology, tissue mechanics and biomechanics as they relate to the lower extremity, pelvis, and lumbar spine. The clinical application of these principles will be reinforced through both static and dynamic analyses of regional human movement and posture. Kinetic and kinematic analysis of movement of these regions will be explored. This course content will be synthesized with the foundations of anatomical structure, physiology and kinesiology presented in PT 504 & 505; Clinical Functional Anatomy I & II and PT 508; Physiology of Exercise; and PT 506 Kinesiology and Biomechanics I. This integration of anatomical, physiological, and kinesiological foundations will aid the learner in proper evaluation of the quality, efficiency, and safety of lower quarter movement patterns and functional task performance such as in-depth gait analysis. Lectures will provide an in-depth study of the biomechanics of the lumbar spine, pelvis, and lower extremities. The students will analyze forces affecting arthrokinematics and osteokinematics of these respective regions and relate those to whole body and regional mobility and stability by way of clinical application. Laboratories will promote further development of skills in critical analysis and evaluation of typical and atypical movement, the application of both kinetic and kinematic biomechanical analysis and begin to foster consideration of biomechanical principles in the design of reliable and valid lower quarter examination procedures and efficacious intervention strategies and parameters. Prerequisite: PT First Year Spring professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 507L: Kinesiology and Biomechanics II Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Kinesiology & Biomechanics II. Corequisite: PT 507. (GR)


PT 508: Physiology of Exercise

3 Credit Hour(s)

This foundational science course introduces and emphasizes the concepts and knowledge of the body's physiological response to exercise, overuse, and disuse. Lectures and laboratory experiences focus on the structural and physiological effects of exercise and establish a knowledge base for the future clinician to develop and critically assess neuromusculoskeletal exercise prescription and cardiopulmonary intervention programs. Prerequisite: PT First Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 508L: Physiology of Exercise Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Physiology of Exercise. Corequisite: PT 508. (GR)


PT 509: Principles and Applications of Physical Agents Lecture

4 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/laboratory course will introduce and emphasize the physiologic effects of electromagnetic and acoustic energy on human tissue. The clinical application of these principles will be reinforced through laboratory practical experiences as well as clinical case studies. This course content will be synthesized with the foundations of anatomical structure and physiology presented in PT 504/L Clinical Functional Anatomy I, PT 505/L Clinical Functional Anatomy II, PT 514/L Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation I, and PT 515/L Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation II. This integration of anatomic and physiological foundations will aid the learner in decision making with regard to application of appropriate physical agents. An emphasis will be placed on the physiologic response of tissues to therapeutic modalities that emit electromagnetic and acoustic energy. Lectures will provide an in-depth study of the science of therapeutic modalities. Students will differentiate between the thermal, acoustic, mechanical, and electrical modalities commonly utilized in the clinic. Laboratories will promote development of psychomotor skills and demonstrate mastery in the safe application of therapeutic modalities. Students will develop consideration of the application of physical agents within treatment strategies that are based upon evidence in practice. Prerequisite: PT First Year Spring professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 509L: Principles and Applications of Physical Agents Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Principles and Applications of Physical Agents. Corequisite: PT 509. (GR)


PT 514: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation I

5 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/laboratory course is the first in a three part series, which will introduce the concepts of musculoskeletal examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies of the cervical spine, thoracic spine, upper extremities, and associated structures. This course will further promote development of knowledge in differentiating musculoskeletal dysfunctions/disorders in the regions noted. Students will further develop and synthesize the concepts of decision making and critical thinking in evidence based practice and professionalism with topics including communication, ethical behavior, professional organization, collaborative/team practice and scope of practice. Additionally, the use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) will be used to describe a patient/client's impairments, activity and participation limitations. Treatment concepts and techniques will be presented and applied in a conceptual framework emphasizing functional restoration. Laboratories will promote development of skill in the application of examination and intervention techniques discussed in lecture. Techniques will be discussed and practiced in the context of clinical problems. Students will have the opportunity to critically evaluate examination findings via paper cases to build differential diagnosis and problem solving skills. Prerequisite: PT First Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 514L: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation I Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation I. Corequisite: PT 514. (GR)


PT 515: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation II Lecture

5 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/laboratory course is the second in a three part series, which will further investigate concepts of musculoskeletal examination and evaluation and will promote development of knowledge in differentiating musculoskeletal dysfunctions/disorders of the ankle/foot, knee, hip, lumbar spine, pelvis, and their associated structures. Treatment philosophies and techniques (e.g. structure mobilization and stabilization) will be explored and applied in a conceptual framework emphasizing functional restoration. Additionally, the use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) will be used to describe a patient/client's impairments, activity and participation limitations. Basic care procedures will be presented including wheelchair parts and propulsion, transfer training, gait training, and environmental assessment and modification. In addition, a specialty area of aquatic therapy will be explored. Laboratories will promote development of skill in the application of examination and intervention techniques discussed in lecture. Techniques will be presented and practiced in the context of clinical problems. Students will have the opportunity to critically evaluate examination findings via paper cases to build differential diagnosing and problem solving skills. Students will participate in clinical observations and patient demonstrations in Clinical Exposure to continue their hands-on experience with patients and to further develop patient-therapist and professional communication skills. Prerequisite: PT First Year Spring professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 515L: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation II Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation II. Corequisite: PT 515. (GR)


PT 516: Clinical Problem Solving in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the third course in a three part series which will provide students an opportunity to further explore topics in musculoskeletal rehabilitation through a problem based learning format. This course will have distinct but related units to promote and enhance further proficiency in musculoskeletal rehabilitation patient/client management. The student will have an opportunity to engage in both the cognitive and psychomotor domains of learning for thrust and non-thrust manipulation of the spine and extremities. Discussion of manipulation theory and current best evidence will be explored. Laboratory will be utilized to present, practice, and refine technique in spinal and extremity thrust and non-thrust manipulation using a case based model approach. Paper cases will be analyzed to further enhance differential diagnosis skills. Examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention strategies will be explored using current best evidence. Students will present a patient case from their summer clinical internship (PT 577) to allow the student learner further opportunity to critically think and problem solve as it relates to a patient with musculoskeletal pathology. Ideally, the patient selection would allow for further inquiry into examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention. To allow for maturation in critical thinking, the selection might include a challenging patient to examine, evaluate and treat with questionable positive outcomes. Students will be given carefully constructed musculoskeletal case studies not presented in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation I or II (PT 514/PT 515). Through these case studies, students will focus on knowledge and skills associated with examination and intervention in a higher order thinking manner. These cases will also highlight social/cultural/psychosocial issues, legal and ethical aspects of professional behavior, and integration of published literature into clinical practice. Prerequisite: PT Second Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 517: Clinical Medicine I

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the first in a three-part clinical medicine series. It is designed to challenge the student to evaluate the knowledge of basic clinical presentations associated with musculoskeletal pathology as a foundation for direct patient care and research. Key topics characteristic of common orthopedic pathologies will be addressed, including etiology; epidemiology; underlying pathophysiology; clinical signs and symptoms related to impairments of body structure, activity limitations, and participation restrictions; natural history and prognosis; diagnostic medical procedures; differential diagnosis; medical, pharmacologic and surgical management; and expected outcomes. Differential diagnosis related to musculoskeletal pathology will be emphasized. Content presented will encompass pathologies observed across the lifespan.. Prerequisite: PT First Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 521: Prosthetics and Orthotics

2 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture and laboratory based course is designed to increase the student's understanding of prosthetics and orthotics and the ability of the student to integrate use of these devices appropriately into clinical practice. Principles of prosthetic and orthotic design, function, and fabrication will be discussed. Clinical problem solving for prosthetic and orthotic prescription will be addressed based on examination findings and best evidence in order to optimize function for the patient/client. Pre-prosthetic as well as prosthetic training will be emphasized. Use of orthoses in management of individuals receiving physical therapy will be integrated with knowledge from previous courses in the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular areas of rehabilitation. Prerequisite: PT Second Year Spring professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 521L: Prosthetics and Orthotics Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Prosthetics and Orthotics. Corequisite: PT 521. (GR)


PT 530: Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Disability

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course applies biopsychosocial models of health, illness, and disability, including psychosocial aspects of disability; social attitudes and perceptions; adjustment to and secondary effects of disability. This course will develop student competence in responding to individuals who are experiencing physical and psychiatric problems. This course is designed for Physical Therapy students to be taken in the professional phase of the curriculum. Students will have had exposure to patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders and will therefore be able to consider the issues addressed in the course in the context of specific illnesses and/or disabilities relating to these body systems. Through readings, guest speakers, video, and community experiences, and in class discussions, this course is intended to challenge your paradigm of how you have perceived both physical and psychiatric disability. Discussions on quality of life, self-help, and recovery are intended to help you develop and sustain your professional relationships with the individuals with whom you may assist in their recovery. As this course is intended to help you understand and respond with comfort to individuals who are experiencing physical and mental health problems, you will have the opportunity to discuss various psychosocial issues that you have experienced personally, in your clinical exposure courses, internships and/or other settings, and using case studies towards a better understanding of how you might more effectively communicate and manage various challenges in the clinical setting. Prerequisites: PSY 103; PT Second Year Spring professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 532: Motor Control and Motor Learning

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course explores conceptual issues in motor control and motor learning that form an important theoretical foundation for the practice of evidence-based physical therapy. Students will examine historical and contemporary theories of motor control, postural control, information processing and motor learning, as frameworks for understanding goal-directed, functional movement. The interconnection of information processing, attention, memory and motor learning in the development and application of motor control and postural control will be emphasized. We will also explore theories of motor control, motor learning and postural control as explanatory models for changes in movement capabilities across the lifespan. Potential constraints to these processes will be explored through examination of functional changes associated with movement system dysfunction. Prerequisites: PT Second Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 539: Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

3 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture and laboratory course will address the diversified issues of clinical management of patient/client with primary and/or secondary cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction within the context of Physical Therapy. Topics will include practice setting specific management principles and therapeutic techniques to address primary and secondary impairments of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, as well as prevention of dysfunction in individuals across their lifespan. Topics to be discussed include Chronic Obstructive Lung Dysfunction, Restrictive Lung Dysfunction, Heart Failure, Cardiac Muscle Dysfunction, the post-surgical patient, the patient post-trauma, and the patient with cancer. Prerequisites: PT Third Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 539L: Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. Corequisite: PT 539. (GR)


PT 541: Neurobiology I

4 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the first of a two-semester course in neurobiology. It is designed to introduce students to broad neural principles and to the general organization of central and peripheral nervous system. We will integrate experimentally- and clinically-derived knowledge (via case applications), as well as insights and techniques from the many disciplines and levels of analysis that converge to explain the current anatomy and function of the human nervous system. Emphasis in this course is placed on the properties of neurons and principles of neurobiology covered in topics including: neurodevelopment, communication within and between neurons, formation of neural circuits, neural plasticity, and neural regeneration. Laboratories will promote development of skills in neuroanatomical identification and basic principles of neural circuits and brain anatomy. This will provide an essential and foundational knowledge base for the integration of neural information with neurologic diagnosis following injury to the nervous system. Gross anatomy, myelin-stained cross sections, microscopic anatomy, and neurodiagnostic images (MRI, CT scan, vasculature studies) of the brain and spinal cord will be studied during laboratory sessions. Together, the lecture and laboratories will lay the foundation for studying the association of anatomy and function with regard to clinical outcomes and effects of damage to the central and peripheral nervous systems. Complete BIO-340 or 2 credits in a PT course at 500 level OR permission of the instructor. (GR)


PT 541L: Neurobiology I Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Neurobiology I. Corequisite: BIO 541. (GR)


PT 542: Neurobiology II

4 Credit Hour(s)

This is the second semester of a two-semester course in neurobiology through which you will develop a detailed knowledge of functional neuroanatomy of the central nervous system. General topics we will cover include: sensory systems; reflexive, voluntary, and modulated movement and postural control; spinal and cranial nerve anatomy and clinical examination; association cortex and its relationship to cognitive ability, emotion and memory; and the association between plasticity and recovery of function. We will integrate clinical knowledge and insights and techniques from the many scientific disciplines that converge to explain the current anatomy and function of the human nervous system as well as their contributions to applied practice. We will consider neurodegenerative disease and trauma and put into functional context several commonly used medications utilized for the management of several neurologic impairments. Gross and microscopic anatomy, myelin-stained sections, and neurodiagnostic images of damaged brain and spinal cord sections will be studied in clinical and anatomical context during laboratory sessions. Case studies will be used extensively in the laboratory sessions to develop analytical skills, to develop an essential knowledge base for neurologic diagnosis, and to promote continued development of skills in neuroanatomical identification. Prerequisite: PT Second Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 542L: Neurobiology II Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Neurobiology II. (GR)


PT 544: Neuromuscular Rehabilitation I Lecture

5 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the first in a three part series which will apply the conceptual framework of physical therapy management to patients/clients with neuromuscular rehabilitative needs. Operational theories of nervous system organization including systems theories, models of central nervous system reorganization, and recovery models will be reinforced and emphasized. Enablement model, the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, guidelines for content in physical therapy education, and other conceptual frameworks that aid the physical therapist in evidence-based clinical decision making and reasoning will be explored. This course will begin with an in-depth study of human development from the life span perspective, with an emphasis on development of human movement, postural control and their interrelationship to skill acquisition. Neuromuscular based pediatric movement disorders will be introduced and emphasized within the context of the elements of physical therapy practice and patient/client management. Developmental anatomy and biomechanics, functional neuro-anatomy, and physiology will be linked to discussions of disorders of posture and movement. Historical and contemporary theories of intervention including therapeutic handling will be presented. Medical management options including pharmacology and surgery will be discussed. Course content will include applications of assistive technology including adaptive and therapeutic equipment as it relates to the pediatric patient client population. Course content will reinforce the development of professional and ethical behaviors, the scope of physical therapy practice, collaborative practice models, therapeutic communication skills, and documentation. Laboratory sessions will promote the development of skill in the application of examination and intervention techniques discussed in lecture. Prerequisite: PT Second Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 544L: Neuromuscular Rehabilitation I Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Neuromuscular Rehabilitation I. Corequisite: PT 544. (GR)


PT 545: Neuromuscular Rehabilitation II

5 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the second in a three part series which will apply the conceptual framework of physical therapy management to patients/clients with neuromuscular rehabilitative needs. This course will use the conceptual models/frameworks and reinforce foundational principles and theories presented in PT 544/L. This course will continue the study of human development, from the life span perspective, with an emphasis on age related changes of postural control and movement and their interrelationship to functional capabilities. Adult onset neuromuscular-based movement disorders will be introduced and emphasized within the context of the elements of physical therapy practice and patient/client management. Anatomy, functional neuroanatomy, and physiology will be linked to discussions of disorders of posture and movement. Historical and contemporary theories of intervention, as well as therapeutic handling, will be presented. Medical management options including pharmacology and surgery will be discussed. Course content will include issues on aging, vestibular rehabilitation, and an expanded discussion of assistive technology including adaptive and therapeutic equipment as it relates to the adult patient/client population. Course content will reinforce the development of professional and ethical behaviors, the scope of physical therapy practice, collaborative practice models, therapeutic communication skills, and documentation. Laboratory sessions will promote development of skill in the application of examination and intervention techniques discussed in lecture. Prerequisites: PT Second Year Spring professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 545L: Neuromuscular Rehabilitation II Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Neuromuscular Rehabilitation II. Corequisite: PT 545. (GR)


PT 546: Clinical Medicine II

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the second in a three part clinical medicine series. It is designed to challenge the student to evaluate the knowledge of clinical presentations associated with the neuromuscular system as a foundation for direct patient/client care and research. Key topics characteristic of common neuromuscular pathologies will be addressed, including etiology; epidemiology; underlying pathophysiology and histology; clinical signs and symptoms related impairments, activity and participation limitations; natural history and prognosis; diagnostic medical procedures; differential diagnosis; medical, pharmacological and surgical management; and expected outcomes. Differential diagnosis related to neuromuscular pathology will be emphasized and applied to determine appropriateness of physical therapy intervention. Content presented will encompass pathologies observed across the lifespan. Prerequisites: PT Second Year Spring professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 548: Integumentary Care

3 Credit Hour(s)

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the skin and its appendages as they relate to wound etiology, evaluation, treatment, and prevention. The student will explore the anatomical and physiological processes associated with tissue destruction, repair, and remodeling as they relate to specific cause and effect using the wound healing model as the principle pillar of exploration. This course will address the diversified issues of clinical management of the individual with a primary and/or secondary integumentary disorder as they relate to the practice of physical therapy. Topics will include practice setting specific management principles and techniques as they relate to individuals across their life span, with disorders of the integumentary system including, but not limited to: burns, pressure ulcers, arterial and venous stasis disorders, neuropathic lesions, dermatitis, and cellulitis. The student will acquire skills within a theoretical and practical spectrum as it relates to clinical management, environmental constraints, and critical pathways. Prerequisite: PT Third Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 549: Clinical Medicine III

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the final in the three part clinical medicine series. It is designed to challenge the student to evaluate the knowledge of clinical presentations associated with cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, as well as general medicine topics including gastrointestinal, urogenital, metabolic, and oncologic pathologies, as a foundation for direct patient care and research. Key topics characteristic of the pathologies will be addressed, including etiology; epidemiology; underlying pathophysiology and histology; clinical signs and symptoms related to impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities; natural history and prognosis; diagnostic medical procedures; differential diagnosis; medical, pharmacological and surgical management; and expected outcomes. Differential diagnosis related to these pathologies will be emphasized and applied to determine appropriateness of physical therapy intervention. Content presented will encompass pathologies observed across the life span. Prerequisite: PT Third Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 551: Integrative Seminar in Physical Therapy

0 Credit Hour(s)

PT 551 (I-IV) and PT 651 (V) Integrative Seminars focus on the integration of all corresponding courses within each semester of the curriculum. These sessions will act as forums within which the student learner will have the opportunity to conceptualize each aspect of rehabilitation and build them into an overall framework of patient/client care. Each session will generally have a theme of interest such that students can build upon their level of understanding of that material as well as experience, appreciate and value the complexity of the entire process. These forums are designed to act as learning communities to promote independent critical thinking and independent thought while assisting in preparing each student for all lecture, laboratory and clinical exposure components of the semester coursework. Prerequisite: PT professional status (corresponding Fall/Spring semesters) in First through Third years. (GR)


PT 553: Introduction to Clinical Research Design

1 Credit Hour(s)

In this one-credit course students will explore the role of clinical research in supporting clinical decision-making and evidence-based practice. Students will explore the continuum of research methodologies and designs commonly used in clinical research (i.e. descriptive to randomized controlled trials); and they will evaluate the merit and relevance of published research to the practice of physical therapy. Ethical issues in clinical research will be considered including the role of institutional review boards and the requirements of informed consent. Students will lead discussions of research papers, considering key concepts such as sampling, experimental controls, levels of measurement, sensitivity, specificity, reliability and validity. As the semester progresses, groups of students will be linked with a faculty research advisor who will guide them through the process of clinical research in PT 554 and PT 555. Students will write a research question (or questions) that may form the basis of their research project. They will search the published literature and write a preliminary literature review relative to their research question. The culmination of the student's research will be a platform presentation as well as a poster. The posters will be presented at Academic Festival during the spring semester. Prerequisites: PT Second Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 554: Clinical Research I

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course continues the work begun in PT 553 to develop the skills necessary to contribute to clinical research related to physical therapy. While continuing to work in small groups, students in this course will continue to build on the area of inquiry established in PT 553 which included articulation of a research question and a preliminary evidence-based literature review. This semester students will refine the poster developed in PT 553 and present the poster in a professsiional conference type format. In addition, this semester each group of students will work as participants in the faculty mentor's research. Groups will meet regularly throughout the semester with the faculty mentor for discussion of key issues related to the research process including analysis and synthesis of the research literature, experimental design, methodology, data analysis, etc. Each group will construct a research proposal that meets all the criteria for submission to the Daemen College Human Subjects Research Review Committee. A written comprehensive evidence-based literature review will be submitted by each group reflecting the semester's work. Students are also expected to participate collaboratively in data collection and analysis. Prerequisites: PT Second Year Spring professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 555: Clinical Research II

2 Credit Hour(s)

During this semester the student will execute the research investigation designed in PT 554. It is expected that the student in conjunction with the research mentor and peers will have completed a research proposal and will have submitted that proposal to the Daemen College Human Subjects Research Review Committee. Following approval by the HSRRC as appropriate and working closely with the research mentor, the students will collect and analyze data. Students will collaborate with one another on activities across the course. The culmination of the course will be a written research manuscript and a platform presentation at the annual Evidence-Based Practice Clinical Research Symposium open to the Daemen College community, as well as interested individuals from the broader professional community. Prerequisites: PT Third Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 563: Clinical Exposure I (Musculoskeletal I)

1 Credit Hour(s)

The clinical exposure component of the curriculum consists of five semesters of every other week clinic-based experiential learning sessions. This course is the first in the series across each the professional phase academic semesters. These sessions are mentored by clinical adjunct faculty in collaboration with core faculty concurrently teaching the specialty content in the campus-based didactic coursework. These brief, regular exposures to clinical practice allow the student to observe and engage in the practice of physical therapy, further developing cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills acquired in lecture and laboratory experiences. Small student teams will visit a local clinical facility that provides care to a variety of patient profiles within musculoskeletal rehabilitation. This experience is designed to permit the student to become acclimated to the clinical environment and develop effective patient-therapist communication skills. Students will synthesize knowledge already gained in classroom coursework with practical experience. Prerequisite: PT First Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 564: Clinical Exposure II (Musculoskeletal II)

1 Credit Hour(s)

The clinical exposure component of the curriculum consists of five semesters of every other week clinic-based experiential learning sessions. This course is the second in the series across each the professional phase academic semesters. These sessions are mentored by clinical adjunct faculty in collaboration with core faculty concurrently teaching the specialty content in the campus-based didactic coursework. These brief, regular exposures to clinical practice allow the student to observe and engage in the practice of physical therapy, further developing cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills acquired in lecture and laboratory experiences. Small student teams will visit a local clinical facility that provides care to a variety of patient profiles within musculoskeletal rehabilitation. This experience is designed to permit the student to become acclimated to the clinical environment and develop effective patient-therapist communication skills. Students will synthesize knowledge already gained in classroom coursework with practical experience. Prerequisite: PT First Year Spring professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 565: Clinical Exposure III (Neuromuscular I)

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the third in the series of five clinical exposures that are coordinated and mentored by academic faculty currently teaching in the specialty content in the campus-based didactic coursework, and adjunct faculty working in the specialty area. These brief, regular exposures to clinical practice will afford the student, while working in a small team (ranging from 2-5 students), the opportunity to observe and engage in the practice of pediatric physical therapy, further developing cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills acquired in lecture and laboratory experiences. This course is designed to offer the student two different types of learning opportunities. The first learning opportunity of this course consists of observation of identified local clinical facilities that provide care to children and adolescents with a variety of pediatric neuromuscular disorders. This observational experience is designed to afford the student the opportunity to become aware of a variety of pediatric practice settings and clinical diagnoses, and may be conducted face-to-face, or remotely in a synchronous or asynchronous manner. The second learning opportunity of this course is designed to provide a patient care experience with an individual who is living with a pediatric onset, neuromuscular-based disorder of posture and movement. These experiences will occur in a small group and may be conducted remotely via telemedicine sessions, and/or face-to-face in an on-campus clinic setting. These sessions are designed to afford the student the opportunity to begin to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to clinical practice and to further develop effective patient-therapist communication skills with this specialized patient population. Students will synthesize knowledge already gained in classroom coursework with practical experience. Students will discuss and consider issues of individual differences in patient management, professional responsibilities, social/cultural diversity, and documentation of outcome measures, including examination findings, and ongoing intervention. Prerequisite: PT Second Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 566: Clinical Exposure IV (Neuromuscular II/ Prosthetics and Orthotics)

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the fourth in the series of five clinical exposures that are coordinated and mentored by academic and adjunct faculty currently teaching the specialty content in the campus-based didactic coursework. These brief, regular exposures to clinical practice will afford the student, while working in a small team (ranging from 2 to 5 students), the opportunity to observe and engage in the practice of adult neuromuscular rehabilitation and geriatric physical therapy, including the design and fabrication of orthotic and prosthetic devices, and further developing cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills acquired in lecture and laboratory experiences. This course is designed to offer the student two different types of learning opportunities. The first learning opportunity consists of the student visiting, virtually and/or in person, local clinical facilities that provide care to adults with a variety of neuromuscular disorders and age-related disorders. This observational experience is designed to afford the student the opportunity to become aware of a variety of practice settings and clinical diagnoses. The second learning opportunity in this course will occur on the Daemen College campus and will provide the student the opportunity to gain direct 'hands-on' care experience with a patient. The clinical environment, which will be created on campus, will allow the student to further develop effective patient-therapist communication skills with this patient population. Students will synthesize knowledge already gained in classroom coursework with practical experience. Students will discuss and consider issues of individual differences in patient management, professional responsibility, social/cultural diversity, and documentation of outcome measures, including examination results and ongoing intervention. Prerequisite: PT Second Year Spring professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 567: Clinical Exposure V (Cardiopulmonary/ Integumentary)

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the last in the series of clinic-based experiential learning sessions that are coordinated and mentored by academic faculty. These regular exposures to clinical practice allow the student to further engage in the practice of physical therapy and other related fields, further developing cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills acquired in lecture and laboratory experiences. Students will be exposed to several different clinical environments including cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, integumentary wound care, trauma unit, women's health, wellness and health promotion, and holistic health. Students will discuss and consider issues of quality of care, scope of practice, clinical guidelines, documentation, and reimbursement. Prerequisite: PT Third Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 575: Pre-Clinical Seminar

1 Credit Hour(s)

This seminar format course is designed to prepare the student for his/her clinical internship experiences. Professional aspects of physical therapy will be stressed in this seminar. We will also incorporate design and implementation of the student's clinical education experiences at Daemen are also incorporated into this seminar course. The student will be introduced to essential information pertaining to clinical performance. The evaluation tool, the Clinical Performance Instrument, will be thoroughly examined. Emphasis will be placed on reinforcement of communication skills essential to professionals in the healthcare environment. Learning experiences will also focus on the following professional areas: professional and educational expectations; communication and professional behavior, ethical and legal standards; HIPAA regulations; cultural considerations in patient management; alternative models in clinical education; infection control and blood borne pathogens; universal precautions; OSHA regulations. Prerequisite: PT First Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 577: Clinical Internship I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is a nine (9) week full-time clinical internship designed to develop skills deemed appropriate for entry-level physical therapy practice. Those skills include but are not limited to examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention. To accomplish this, students will participate in direct patient care that may include gait training, transfer training, assessment and measurement, intervention and patient education. Integration of the previous semester's academic curriculum will be the focus of the clinical internship. The facilities utilized for the internship will focus on musculoskeletal or orthopedic patient care. Prerequisites: PT Second Year professional status and Grade of C or better in all PT coursework. (GR)


PT 582: Clinical Internship II

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is a nine (9) week full-time clinical internship designed to further enhance the student's patient/client management skills. The focus of this internship will be the management of patients/clients with neuromuscular disorders, incorporating information and skills acquired in the previous academic semesters. The facilities utilized for the internship will focus on neurorehabilitation of any age group. Prerequisites: PT Third Year professional status and Grade of C or better in all required PT course work. (GR)


PT 600: Clinical Problem Solving in Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the third in a three part series of neuromuscular coursework which will advance student proficiency in neuromuscular rehabilitation and promote the development of clinical reasoning, clinical problem-solving, and collaborative skills, as well as skills in self-assessment and independent learning. Throughout the course students will work independently or collaboratively in small groups with faculty mentors through a variety of directed learning experiences and patient/client case studies. The students will be required to interpret and analyze the information provided; gather additional information as necessary from reading and discussions of current scientific professional literature; and to synthesize and present coherent, evidence-based argument addressing the specific goals of each learning experience or case study. The faculty mentors will facilitate student discussions and psychomotor activities. Objectives associated with each learning activity focus on knowledge and skills associated with all elements of physical therapy patient/client management, as well as, integration of published literature into clinical practice and contemporary practice issues including but not limited to social/cultural/psychosocial issues; legal and ethical aspects of professional behavior; discharge planning (including home/environmental needs, HEP); prognosis; practice issues (i.e. management of a collaborative care plan, supervision, constraints to practice); wellness and prevention; and accessing resources to facilitate patient care. Prerequisite: PT Third Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 606: Rehabilitation of the Patient With Spinal Cord Injury

1 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/laboratory course will apply the conceptual framework of physical therapy management to patients/clients who have spinal cord injury during the acute, sub acute and long-term phases of care. Comprehensive exploration of the elements of physical therapy practice and patient/client management for patients/clients of all ages will be emphasized. Students are required to integrate and apply all previous academic/clinical knowledge with regard to musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary management, as well as application of environmental assessment/modification and assistive technology to enhance function, physical agents, and patient/caregiver education. Current scientific professional literature, integration of other systems, as well as critical thinking and decision making experiences for problem solving in all steps of patient/client management will be used. Prerequisite: PT Third Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 606L: Rehabilitation of the Patient With Spinal Cord Injury Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

Laboratory techniques for Rehabilitation of the Patient with Spinal Cord Injury. Corequisite: PT 606. (GR)


PT 610: Management and Administrative Issues in Physical Therapy

4 Credit Hour(s)

A broad survey of topics essential to the administration and management of physical therapy services. Topics covered will include: strategic planning, organizational structure, reimbursement and income management, budgeting, marketing, personnel management, quality assurance, ethical dilemmas and problem solving, professional regulation and the legislative process, various forms of liability and risk management, health care policy and systems of health care service delivery, contract issues and the negotiation process, documentation issues, and appropriate delegation, supervision and collaboration in the provision of physical therapy services. Prerequisite: PT Third Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 612: Health Promotion, Fitness and Wellness

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide the student with the conceptual framework for individual and community health promotion, as well as injury/disease prevention across the life span. Course content includes examination of concepts of health, health promotion, wellness and prevention, and health related quality of life (HRQoL). Basic epidemiological principles will be discussed and applied to specific diseases related to the practice of physical therapy including examination of best evidence for screening and prevention. Current theories of health behavior change will be discussed, as well as issues of adherence and compliance, locus of control, motivation, and the influence of culture and context on health promotion. To demonstrate understanding and application of the key concepts of health behavior change, students will assess their own level of wellness, implement a personal plan to address a particular health behavior, and analyze the outcome of the intervention. Community based health promotion will also be addressed including needs assessment, planning, resources, and process and outcome assessment. Students will apply their knowledge by creating a community based health promotion or disease/injury prevention program and present their project to their peers. In addition, this course will address curricular content related to pelvic health across genders including examination through intervention considerations related to incontinence, pregnancy and related short term/long term sequelae, and pelvic floor dysfunction. Prerequisite: PT Third Year Fall professional status or permission of PT Department. (GR)


PT 651: Integrative Seminar in Physical Therapy V

0 Credit Hour(s)

PT 551 (I-IV) and PT 651 (V) Integrative Seminars focus on the integration of all corresponding courses within each semester of the curriculum. These sessions will act as forums within which the student learner will have the opportunity to conceptualize each aspect of rehabilitation and build them into an overall framework of patient/client care. Each session will generally have a theme of interest such that students can build upon their level of understanding of that material as well as experience, appreciate and value the complexity of the entire process. These forums are designed to act as learning communities to promote independent critical thinking and independent thought while assisting in preparing each student for all lecture, laboratory and clinical exposure components of the semester coursework. Prerequisite: PT professional status (corresponding Fall/Spring semesters) in First through Third years. (GR)


PT 680: Clinical Internship III

4 Credit Hour(s)

This is a nine (9) week full-time clinical internship designed to integrate all the academic knowledge gained as well as incorporate the previous clinical experiences to attain skills and behaviors of an entry-level physical therapist. The facilities utilized for the internship will focus on in-patient care of any age group and any setting. Prerequisites: PT Third Year professional status and Grade of C or better in all required PT course work. (GR)


PT 690: Clinical Internship IV

4 Credit Hour(s)

This is the final nine (9) week full-time clinical internship designed to enhance the student's entry- level skills in a special interest area of physical therapy. The facilities utilized for this internship will incorporate any setting appropriate for the delivery of physical therapy patient/client care. Prerequisites: PT Third Year professional status and Grade of C or better in all required PT course work. (GR)



Religious Studies

REL 105: God and Violence

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course explores the nature of the three Western monotheistic religions of the Book (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and seeks to understand the way that these religions both encourage and discourage inter-communal violence. The course focuses upon the way that holiness and holy spaces function within the foundational texts and practices of each religion. Includes exploration of the role that the holy places in Jerusalem and Saudi Arabia have played in conflicts between Jews and Christians, between Muslims and Jews, and between Islam and the United States. (UG)


REL 109: Contemporary Religious Thought

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Moral and Ethical Discernment. An examination of the different approaches to religious thinking. The content and methodological assumptions of various schools of religious inquiry. (UG)


REL 114: Culture and Story

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course, which compliments and will be in continued dialogue with THA 119 Theatre, Madness and Power, examines the role that ancient religious belief plays in establishing and maintaining categories that have been essential to modern life: purity, holiness, morality, sexuality, and honor. We will then look at how modern life maintains, redefines and transgresses these fundamental categories. For the first part of the course, which deals with antiquity, we will primarily employ the Bible, which will be put in dialogue with the plays of Sophocles and Shakespeare. The modern part of the course will explore the relevant issues with the help of both historical events and secular and religious writers. (UG)


REL 203: The Question of the Human

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness Cross-listed as PHI 203. In order to explore the dignity and worth of the human, the course examines the relationship between the individual and community. Through a series of readings and reflections, the attempt is made to expose the inter-relatedness of various thinkers from the liberal arts tradition. (UG)


REL 211: African American Thought

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core requirement: Moral and Ethical Discernment. Cross-listed as PHI 211. This course explores the tradition of African-American response to slavery and legalized racism. After some brief historical background, this course will focus on three particularly important moments in this tradition of resistance: the slave narratives (especially Frederick Douglass and Linda Brent), the turn of the century debates over education (especially Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois and Marcus Garvey), and the civil rights movement (especially the student movement, Martin Luther King, Malcom X, and the Black Power movement). (UG)


REL 213: Ethics of Sex, Drugs and Sports

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Moral and Ethical Discernment. Cross-listed as PHI 213. Designed to be offered in learning community format with BIO 200 Science and Contemporary Social Issues. The course introduces students to moral issues and questions with regard to such matters as human cloning, genetic engineering, stem cell research, euthanasia, the environment and sustainability, and the emergence of life (e.g., fetal development). (UG)


REL 225: Readings in World Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Cross-listed as PHI 225. This course is part of a learning community exploring the relationship among texts, historical contexts, and cultural conflicts. Students will study crucial moments in the modern era (i.e. slavery, the Holocaust, the Native American experience, the Cold War, and the immigrant experience) and will examine a variety of different texts (film, memoirs, novels, speeches, etc.) that reflect and comment upon these seminal historical moments and conflicts. (UG)


REL 234: Scientific & Religious Views of the World

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Cross-listed as PHI 234. The focus of this interdisciplinary course is to engage in healthy dialogue with respect to problems and possibilities, conflicts and complementarities, differences and/or similarities of religious and scientific perspectives. (UG)


REL 241: Introduction to Islam

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. With 1.5 billion adherents, Islam is the second largest religion in the world and in the United States today. It is also the fastest growing religion of our time. One out of every five people is a Muslim. As we study Islam, we will be examining a religion that dominated and shaped world history for many centuries. This course will provide an outline of the history of Islam and the impact of Islamic belief and culture on the world's social and political development, as well as an introductory survey of the fundamental tenets and practices of the last religion in the Semitic tradition. Attention will also be given to contemporary Islam and to the modern interpretation of the Islamic tradition. The course will be divided into three parts: the first will focus upon the history of Islam; the second will examine Islamic faith, sources of authority, and practice; and the third will explore contemporary Islam. No prior knowledge is assumed. (UG)


REL 309: The Holocaust

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Moral and Ethical Discernment. Cross-listed as PHI 309. This course analyzes the variety of historical, religious, philosophical and political issues posed by the Nazi policy of systematic genocide. We will explore religious and racial anti-Semitism, the philosophy of fascism, the logic of genocide and the development and implementation of the final solution. Attention will also be paid to concentration camp life and to its effect upon the perpetrators and the survivors. (UG)


REL 313: Religious Values and Contemporary Moral Problems

3 Credit Hour(s)

The interaction between religious values and contemporary moral concerns. A discussion of selected ethical topics and perspective, nature of religious ethics and the meaning of religious values for modern society. (UG)


REL 316: Gospels Scholarship: Assessing the Field

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Writing Intensive. This course will examine recent trends within New Testament scholarship, with particular attention to recent scholarship on the Gospels. The course will focus on three large sets of topics: methodological questions (what is the best approach to reading the Gospels?), ideological questions (what is the place of gender and social status in the analysis of the Gospels?), and historical questions (what is the relationship between the Gospels and their historical environment?). In particular, the course will focus on the following topics: historical reconstructions of the situation in Palestine during and immediately following the life of Jesus; feminist readings of the Gospel; Christian conflicts with Judaism; the relationship between early Christianity and the Roman empire; and the interrelationship between the Gospels. Students will be asked to read and evaluate the recent forms of criticism and to draw their own conclusions on how best to approach the text. (UG)


REL 322: The Gospels

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. After locating the Gospels in the complex and diverse world of first century Judaism, we will examine the four New Testament Gospels as well as other, non-canonical Gospels (The Coptic Gospel of Thomas, The Sayings Source). Particular attention will be paid to the distinctive structure, characterization, themes, rhetoric and theology of each Gospel. (UG)


REL 328: Comparative Genocide

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Moral and Ethical Discernment. Writing Intensive. Cross-listed as PHI 328. This course will examine phenomenon of modern genocide, with particular attention to the ideological motivation of the perpetrators and to the effect upon families and individuals. After some opening theoretical reflections on the connection between modernity and genocide, the course will focus on four particular examples: American slavery, the Nazi final solution, the Khmer Rouge revolution, and the Rwanda genocide. (UG)


REL 330: Witches, Cripples & Other Monsters

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills Core Competency: Contextual Integration; Cross-listed as PHI 330. This course examines the construction of disability as a historical concept with real live consequences. We will learn about the different theoretical approaches to disability (moral, medical, social, cultural, limits models), and explore issues regarding sexuality, relationships, civil rights, cultural representation, and advocacy. We will also keep in mind the intersections with other bodily and social markers, such as gender, race, sexuality, class, and nationality.Special focus will be given to the role religion, particularly Christianity (its doctrines and practices), has played in how we understand disability as a concept, and persons with disability as members (or not) of our communities. We will analyze historical and contemporary sources like art, literature, religious and medical discourses to explore how images of the normal, healthy, and beautiful are generated and contested by embodied differences. For the purposes of this course, disability will include various ways in which bodies/minds can be seen as abnormal, including physical and cognitive disabilities as well as chronic illness and emotional/mental difference. (UG)


REL 331: Reading List

2 Credit Hour(s)

Seminar provides a discussion of literature in the discipline. (UG)


REL 332: Reading List

2 Credit Hour(s)

Seminar provides a discussion of literature in the discipline. (UG)


REL 333: Religions in the World Sequence 1: Asian Traditions

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as PHI 333. This course provides an introduction to select major religious traditions originating in what is today called India and China: Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Confucianism (if time allows, Daoism). We will consider basic components (teachings, practices) and historical developments in each tradition, including changes brought about by cultural interactions such as colonization and contemporary manifestations and issues. Offered regularly, in sequence with other Religions in the World courses. (UG)


REL 334: Religiions in the World Sequence 2: MonotheisticTraditions

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as PHI 334. This course will help the student distinguish between and appreciate the specific select religious and spiritual approaches covered in this course. This sequence will cover monotheistic religions with an emphasis on the so-called Abrahamic traditions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), as well as Mormonism. Origins, historical developments, rituals and practices, and modern lived expression (globally and in the US context) will be discussed. Offered regularly, in sequence with other Religions in the World courses. (UG)


REL 335: Religions in the World Sequence 3: Indigenous and New Age Traditions

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as PHI 335. This course will help the student distinguish between and appreciate the specific select religious and spiritual approaches covered in this course. This sequence will cover indigenous and so-called New Age traditions: North American traditions, African traditions, Paganism, and select others (e.g. Aboriginal Australian tradition) as time allows. Origins, historical developments, rituals and practices, the religious situation of indigenous people in the postcolonial world, and issues/conflicts arising out of contemporary socio-political contexts will be discussed (UG)


REL 336: Sex, Love and God

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as PHI 336 or WST 336. This course is about human sexuality and religion, specifically, how religious people have read and interpreted biblical texts and traditions in relation to sex, human sexuality, and expressions of love. Students are encouraged to investigate how their own religious beliefs inform their bodily lives and attitudes regarding sexual, romantic, and erotic expressions. The main focus of this course is concerned with Christianity, though depending on student interest, Jewish and Muslim interpretations may be covered briefly as well. Students will learn about concepts of the human body and related concerns of sexuality in ancient and medieval times, and investigate religious perspectives and prescriptions as they relate to specific understandings. Students will distinguish between historical ideas of erotic love and the modern construction of heterosexuality and homosexuality. The politicization of sexuality by religious groups and the use of religious ideas about sexuality by secular groups will be discussed. (UG)


REL 443: Proseminar

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Communication Skills; Information Literacy. Research & Presentation; Writing Intensive. Introduction to research through an individual project. Required of all seniors. (UG)



Study Abroad

SAB 100: Study Abroad

1-18 Credit Hour(s)

Study Abroad with a Partner Provider. (UG)



Special Education

SED 102: American Sign Language, Level I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as CA 102. An introductory course in the use of manual communication within the framework of everyday conversation. The course includes background on language, deafness, deaf Americans and their culture, communication modes, approximately 370 signs, the numbers 1-30, and the American Manual Alphabet. At the culmination of this course, the student will begin to develop functional proficiency in American Sign Language using everyday situations as context for communication, listen and speak effectively using ASL, gain a basic understanding of language, deaf Americans and their history and culture, and form reasons, values, and judgments about the larger culture we exist in, and the deaf culture. (UG)


SED 106: American Sign Language, Level II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as CA 106. This course is a continuation and extension of American Sign Language I for students who have completed the first level course SED 102 American Sign Language I. The course will further develop the communicative competencies of manual sign language beyond the basic level. Students will continue with the examination and understanding of deaf culture, history and language, along with exposure to ASL sentence types, time, and all aspects of grammar, syntax and pragmatic use of manual sign. Prerequisite: CA/SED 102. (UG)


SED 270: Introduction to Nature and Educational Needs of Students With Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

A comprehensive survey of factors related to individuals with disabilities, including those who have learning disabilities, mental retardationintellectual disabilities, emotional or behavior disorders, visual impairments, hearing impairments, orthopedic impairments, or multiple disabilities, autism spectrum disorders or who are gifted. Topics addressed in the course include definitions, prevalence, identification, characteristics, related vocabulary, educational implications, ancillary services, relevant legislation and litigation, and current issues and trends in special education. A field experience (practicum) of six (6) hours is required. Field Experience: 6 hours. (UG)


SED 333: Elements of Behavior Change and Specific Behavior Change Procedures

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross listed as ABA 333. This is a 3-credit hour course that will introduce students to the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis including measurement of behavior, behavioral assessment, behavioral techniques used for skill acquisition and reduction of problem behaviors as well as professional ethics. Behavior Analysis is a growing field with many different professional applications including education, special education and developmental disabilities/autism. Students planning to work with children or adults with developmental disabilities in any capacity may benefit from this introduction to basic behavior analytic concepts and techniques. This course fulfills the 40-hour instructional requirements put forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to become a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT see description below). Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion. Students who desire RBT certification will need to successfully complete an RBT initial competency assessment at your place of employment under ongoing supervision from an RBT Supervisor. (UG)


SED 340: Inclusive Education for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide an understanding and knowledge of current terminology and definitions of students with emotional/behavioral disorders (E/BD); social characteristics; effects of dysfunctional behavior on learning; use of formal/informal social and academic assessment; identification and use of intervention strategies in the classroom; planning, organization and implementation of individualized instruction for cognitive and affective needs of students with E/BD. This course also examines programs for inclusion of E/BD while addressing career/vocational and transition issues; promotes understanding of the use and selection of specific management techniques for individuals with E/BD and the special educator's role as a collaborator and/or consultant to assist with reintegration of students with E/BD into the classroom. Prerequisite: C or better in SED 270. (UG)


SED 363: Inclusive Education for Children with Learning Disabilities and Mild Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides a historical and contemporary overview of mild disabilities (learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, behavior disorders and emotional disorders and autism) and learning theories, methods, and instructional strategies for educating these students in the least restrictive environment. Prerequisite: C or better in EDU 340. (UG)


SED 364: Inclusive Education for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the historical and present management of individuals with physical disabilities in the educational environment. It will deal primarily with the treatment of cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, rheumatoid arthritis, congenital abnormalities, and chronic health impairments. Other areas will also be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on resource room intervention techniques. Field experience (practicum) of 15 hours required. Field Experience: 20 hours. Prerequisites: B or better in EDU 217 or EDU 237 AND C or better in SED 270. (UG)


SED 371: Classroom Management Techniques for Individuals with Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

Writing Intensive. This course covers the skills and competencies needed in order to design, implement, and evaluate behavior management programs for individuals with behavior disorders, emotional handicaps, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and other pervasive developmental disorders. Principles of operant learning, relationships between behavior and environmental events, and systematic data collection and analysis will be included. Provides teacher candidates an opportunity to observe individual student behavior, collect baseline data, design and implement an intervention plan to increase appropriate behavior and/or decrease inappropriate behavior, and evaluate the results. Upper Division Course. Field Experience: 15 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in EDU 316 or EDU 326 or SED 363. (UG)


SED 401: Methods of Inclusive Special Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course and its corresponding practicum enable students to understand and apply methods of effective collaboration and/or co-teaching while providing the opportunity to practice instructional design and delivery, assessment, and reflection. This course examines methods for effective development of IEP and lesson plan objectives; creation of lesson plans and learning centers incorporating instructional design features shown in research to increase effectiveness with students with disabilities; and use of performance data to make changes and adaptations to materials, teaching procedures, or curricular content. The course also explores curriculum models and teaching/learning approaches used across a continuum of special education settings; classroom arrangements, activities, and procedures that have been shown in research to increase the achievement and learning of students with disabilities; and cultural and linguistic factors that affect the design and implementation of instruction for students with disabilities. Upper Division Course. Field Experience: 45 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in SED 371. (UG)


SED 457: Independent Study or Research

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Research project arranged for the individual or a small group under the guidance and direction of a faculty member of the Education Department. Prerequisites: Permission of department chairperson and instructor required. (UG)


SED 458: Directed Study

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

An examination by an individual teacher candidate of a specialized topic in the field of education or the completion of a specialized project related to teaching at either the elementary or secondary school level under the guidance and direction of a faculty member of the Education Department. Prerequisites: Permission of department chairperson and instructor required. (UG)


SED 476: Student Teaching and Seminar at the Childhood Level 1-6 Inclusive Education

6 Credit Hour(s)

For dual certification majors. One professional laboratory experience covers observation of special education classroom situations with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual student teachers are guided by periodic conferences with the College supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all courses, except for EDU 327 and EDU 475 which are taken concurrently; a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in Education courses; permission of Department Chair required. Corequisites: EDU 327, EDU 475. (UG)


SED 498: Student Teaching Seminar At the Early Adolescent School Level (7-9)

6 Credit Hour(s)

One professional laboratory at the early adolescent school level (7-9) experience covers observation of special education classroom situations with gradually increasing responsibility through participation with the lead content teacher under supervision. Individual student teachers are guided by periodic conference with the college supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all courses, except for EDU 327 and SED 499 which are taken concurrently; a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in Education courses; permission of Department Chair required. Corequisites: EDU 327, SED 499. (GR)


SED 499: Student Teaching Seminar At the Secondary Adolescent School Level (10-12

6 Credit Hour(s)

One professional laboratory experience at the secondary adolescent school level (10-12) covers observation of special education classroom situations with gradually increasing responsibility through participation with the lead content teach under supervision. Individual student teachers are guided by periodic conferences with the college supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all courses, except for EDU 327 and SED 498 which are taken concurrently; a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in Education courses; permission of Department Chair required. Corequisites: EDU 327, SED 498. (GR)


SED 500: Educational Psychology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of psychological concepts, principles and theories central to the teaching-learning process, including classroom problems encountered by educators. (GR)


SED 501: Introduction to Special Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course is a comprehensive survey of factors related to individuals with disabilities, including those who have learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, emotional or behavioral disorders, visual impairments, hearing impairments, physical disabilities, multiple disabilities, or who are gifted. Topics addressed in the course include definitions, prevalence, identification, characteristics, related vocabulary, educational implications, ancillary services, relevant legislation and litigation, and current issues and trends in special education. (GR)


SED 502: Special Education: Laws and Trends

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides an in-depth review of trends and legislation which impact students with disabilities, the families of children with disabilities, and the professional people who serve them. Identification, evaluation, and implementation of service delivery models will be included. The course will examine research implications and social movements for future trends in prevention, services, legislation, litigation and personnel preparation in special education. (GR)


SED 503: Assessment & Evaluation of Students with Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

The purpose of this course is to offer an advance set of skills in assessment as it applies to the characteristics and needs of the student who is has a disability (e.g. intellectual disability, learning disabled, learning disability, emotional/behavioral disorder). The course will emphasize the basic considerations of assessment and measurement, as well as the actual assessment instruments, techniques, and decisions which lead to appropriate educational programming for these target groups. The course will also examine the use of informal methods used in special education classrooms: portfolio assessment, authentic assessment, observation; anecdotal and various recording methods will also be covered. Field Experience Required. (GR)


SED 504: The Reading Process for Students with Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course presents the fundamentals of reading theory, instruction and assessment. Teaching strategies based on current special education methods and materials will be presented. Emphasis is placed on the development and utilization of a broad spectrum of pedagogical methodologies designed to foster reading literacy. Diagnostic, prescriptive and evaluative techniques appropriate to the child with disabilities are addressed. Critical assessment of commercial reading and other language arts programs/materials is included. Field Experience Required. Offered Fall at the Amherst Campus. Offered Spring for Alt Cert program. (GR)


SED 505: Classroom and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

The competencies, knowledge and skills necessary to conduct effective behavior management programs for the benefit of students with disabilities in a variety of special education settings and inclusive programs will be emphasized. The course will also examine the principles of applied behavior analysis, cognitive behavior modification, and other approaches used in assisting students with special needs to monitor and manage their own behavior. Field Experience Required. Offered Summer for Amherst Campus. Offered Spring for Alt Cert program. (GR)


SED 506: Instructional Methods and Strategies for Learners with Special Needs

3 Credit Hour(s)

The skills and competencies needed to effectively organize instructional programs and environments will be covered. Techniques for organizing instruction will include such skills as: designing educational goals, instructional objectives, task analysis, lesson planning, curriculum design, environmental arrangements, scheduling, developing IEPs and use of informal assessment/evaluation methods in the classroom. Other skills addressed include classroom management and working with mildly disabled learners with learners within an inclusive setting. Field Experience Required. (GR)


SED 508: Teaching to the Standards

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is intended to provide an advance level of training to students regarding the use of the Common Core/Next Generation learning standards and how specifically children with disabilities will meet these standards. The course will also examine methods of instruction, evaluation and content related to assisting the learner. Students will also participate in a PEER review process using Academy of Learning protocol. (GR) (GR)


SED 512: Collaborative Approaches within Inclusive Programs

3 Credit Hour(s)

A course designed for the study of the teaching process with special emphasis on competencies necessary for effective communication and interaction with parents, students, ancillary personnel, peers, paraprofessionals, and volunteers. Specific emphasis will be given to the development of interpersonal skills required for various team members both in special and regular education. Issues explored will include: interpersonal relationships - the roles played by one's self-concept, perceptions, emotions; language, nonverbal communication, and listening versus hearing; intimacy and distance in relationships, improving communication climates, and managing interpersonal conflicts. (GR)


SED 513: Survey of Learning Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides an historical overview of services, assessment, theories of intervention strategies, and classroom models for children with learning disorders. The etiology of learning disabilities and its prolific growth will be presented and what schools and teachers must do to accommodate these learners. This course will also examine national organizations, definitions, discrepancy of potential and achievement and other identification issues for these learners. (GR)


SED 515: Introduction to Theories of Learning, Child Development and Cognitive Studies

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course will provide a thorough understanding of child development, psychological concepts, principles and theories involved in the teaching-learning process. This course will also cover current cognitive theories of learning and brain-based learning studies used in today's classroom. This course is a pre-requisite offered by Coopersmith, not by Daemen, for the Alt Cert programs only. (GR)


SED 516: Introduction to Special Education, Educational Policies, Community Education, and Working with Families

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course is a comprehensive survey of factors related to individuals with disabilities, including those who have learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional or behavioral disorders, visual impairments, hearing impairments, physical handicaps, multiple handicaps, or who are gifted. Topics addressed in the course include definitions, prevalence, identification, characteristics, related vocabulary, educational implications, ancillary services, relevant legislation and litigation. The course will also provide an advance understanding of the historical, philosophical and sociological practices in education, an analysis of the social structure of the community and suggestions on how to involve community members and families in the education of children. Focus will also be given to collaboration with family members as a part of the educational team. Field Experience Required. (GR)


SED 517: Instructional Methods and Strategies for Effective Classroom Management for Learners with Special Needs

3 Credit Hour(s)

The skills and competencies needed to effectively organize instructional programs and environments will be covered. Techniques for organizing instruction will include such skills as: designing educational goals, instructional objectives, task analysis, lesson planning, curriculum design, environmental arrangements, scheduling, developing IEPs and use of informal assessment/evaluation methods in the classroom. Other skills addressed include classroom management and working with mildly disabled learners within an inclusive setting. Field Experience Required. (GR)


SED 519: Literacy Instruction and Students with Learning Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

Offered in the Alternative TRANS-B program; not available at Main Campus. This course presents a variety of research-based methods and curricula currently used for teaching literacy skills for students with special needs. Emphasis will be placed on the development and utilization of a broad spectrum of pedagogical methodologies designed to foster literacy. Diagnostic, prescriptive and evaluative techniques appropriate to the child with disabilities will be addressed. Critical assessment of commercial reading and other language arts materials/programs is included. Field Experience Required. (GR)


SED 522: Curriculum Adaptations/ Modifications In the Content Areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, and Technology

3 Credit Hour(s)

IDEA (1997) affords students with learning disabilities special services within the least restrictive environment. These services include accommodations and modifications as documented by the child's IEP. This course will cover mandated modifications in the areas of environmental/management, materials, content, instructional and testing/evaluation modifications across content areas in order to maintain the child with special needs in the regular education classroom and curriculum. Field Experience Required. (GR)


SED 523: Survey of Learning Disabilities and Instructional Methods

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides an historical overview of services, assessment, theories of intervention strategies, and classroom models for children with learning disorders. The etiology of learning disabilities and its prolific growth will be presented and what schools and teachers must do to accommodate these learners. This course will also examine national organizations, definitions, discrepancy of potential and achievement and other identification issues for these learners. Field Experience Required. (GR)


SED 535: Reading Diagnosis and Instruction

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides for advance skill development of competencies for successful assessment and instruction for students with reading difficulties. The course will cover specific informal and formal assessment methods used in reading. The primary purpose of this course is to assist in the development of a competent classroom teacher who can successfully assess and design instructional plans for students with reading difficulties. In this course, the participants will develop competence in assessing and evaluating readers. They will explore and critique various informal and formal assessments. They will also have the opportunity to implement assessments, and analyze and interpret results, determine an instructional focus based on the data gathered, and address materials and methods that can be used with atypical readers. Field Experience Required. Prerequisite (Amherst Only): SED 504. Offered Spring for Amherst Campus. Offered Fall for Alt Cert program. (GR)


SED 540: Survey of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides a historical overview of services, assessment, theories of and intervention strategies for children with emotional/behavioral disorders. Etiological concerns will cover the roles of biology, sociological phenomena, family, and the school. (GR)


SED 553: Assessment, Evaluation, and Intervention Strategies for Young Children with Special Needs

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides a look at issues, the legal basis, and the functions of assessment of infants, toddlers and preschoolers with special needs. Assessment is an important and ongoing responsibility of professionals who work with young children with special needs and is necessary, not only to meet federal and state mandates, but also to plan appropriate intervention strategies and to monitor the effectiveness of services provided. Special emphasis will be placed on incorporating current research into the course objectives, including a recognition of the high priority now placed on family-centered assessment and intervention, on assessment in the natural environment, and on the importance afforded to the role of interdisciplinary assessment strategies. After reviewing assessment issues and instruments in class, students will select one or more authentic and performance-based assessment tools; conduct an assessment of a young child in a natural environment, using both informal and formal assessment methods; review the child's records; interview with significant caregivers; and then, based on the findings, develop and implement an intervention strategy and record the results. All phases of the process will be monitored and supervised by college and professional personnel. Field Experience Required. (GR)


SED 559: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course will provide participants with a framework for understanding the definition and history of autism. The medical and educational knowledge of treatment efforts to promote the appropriate education and services for young children, adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will be discussed. The course will also focus on the social and communication needs of children with ASD. This course is intended as a general overview of autism. (GR)


SED 570: Special Education Student Teaching and Seminar at the Primary Level for Children with Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

One-two Two professional laboratory experience(s) cover observation of special education classroom situation with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual student teachers are guided by periodic conferences with the college supervisor. Students seeking initial certification will complete this experience. Prerequisites (Amherst Only): Completion of all courses, except for SED 580 and EDU 518 (recommended), which are taken concurrently. Corequisites: SED 580, SED 518 (recommended). Offered As Needed for Amherst Campus. Offered Spring for Alt Cert program. (GR)


SED 580: Special Education Student Teaching and Seminar at the Intermediate Level for Children with Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide candidates with comprehensive classroom teaching experiences, which serve to culminate the professional sequence of teacher preparation and other related courses. Student teachers will be presented with the opportunity to observe, practice, discuss, evaluate, and modify teaching strategies and methods in intermediate childhood special education classroom settings (grades 4-6). Within the professional laboratory experience, candidates will be provided with gradually increasing lesson presentation and teaching responsibilities with the ultimate outcome of attending to all of the details that comprise a full day and week(s) of teaching. Prerequisites (Amherst Only): Completion of all courses, except for SED 570 and EDU 518 (recommended), which are taken concurrently. Corequisites: SED 570, EDU 518 (recommended). (GR)


SED 600: Research Methods in Special Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course will emphasize direct investigation, methods, procedures, and reviews of research in special education. It will examine the various types of research that can be and are conducted and the collection, analysis and reporting of findings based on sound methodological procedures. (GR)


SED 602: Special Education: Laws and Trends

3 Credit Hour(s)

An in-depth review of legislation which impacts on students with disabilities, the families of children with disabilities, and the professional people who serve them. Research implications and social trends in prevention, service, legislation, litigation and personnel preparation in special education. (GR)


SED 603: Standards Based Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course will emphasize the use of standards-based instruction and learning with assessment and measurement, as well as assessment instruments and decisions which lead to appropriate educational programming. (GR)


SED 606: Instructional Methods and Strategies for Students with Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course will focus on understanding and facilitating the learning process to support students with mild to moderate disabilities who are within regular and special education settings to become independent and life-long learners. The components of effective curricular and instructional design, including outcomes, assessment, goal setting, learning activities and measurement of outcomes will be related to NYS Standards. Field Experience Required. (GR)


SED 610: Seminar in Special Education/Action Research

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide an opportunity for candidates to investigate and research the literature in a designated and/or variety of specializations(s) and integrate the results of this research with knowledge of best practices, current trends and controversial issues. Candidates will have opportunities to 1) evaluate published research utilizing their existing SED 600 knowledge base, 2) expand their analytical abilities by learning about additional quantitative, as well as qualitative, research designs (e.g. correlational, single-subject, ethnographic, etc.), and 3) synthesize findings in designated research areas in the form of at least one well-crafted literature review. Prerequisite (Amherst Only): SED 600. (GR)


SED 612: Quality Inclusion/Collaboration Methods

3 Credit Hour(s)

The study of the teaching process with special emphasis on competencies necessary for effective communication and interaction with parents, students, ancillary personnel, peers, paraprofessionals, and volunteers. The focus will be on mastery of how inclusion and the various service models allow for the team teaching of students with disabilities in the regular education setting. The course will examine collaboration, reciprocal teaching methods and strategies for academic and social inclusion of students. (GR)


SED 615: Issues, Trends, and Research in Special Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed as a seminar for the discussion of current issues and trends in special education. The role of research in educational reform will be highly emphasized. Topics may include, but are not limited to, inclusive education, collaborating with parents and professionals, assessment, early intervention, transition, and categories of disability. Prerequisite: SED 610. (GR)


SED 635: Reading Diagnosis and Instruction

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides for advanced skill development of competencies for successful assessment and instruction for students with reading difficulties. The course will cover specific informal and formal assessment methods used in reading. Field Experience Required. (GR)


SED 639: The Writing Process and Students with Disabilities

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will investigate all stages of the writing process from both a student and teacher perspective. The focus will be on how to apply this information with students with disabilities in the regular and special education classroom. (GR)


SED 642: Curriculum Modifications in the Content Areas of Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Technology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course examines specific content and instructional strategies for teaching Math, Science, Technology and Social Studies to students with disabilities in the regular and special education classroom. Prerequisite: SED 606. (GR)


SED 696: Capstone Project

0 Credit Hour(s)

Candidates admitted to the graduate programs may, with advisement, complete the edTPA (mandatory for first time takers only) or the Comprehensive Exam based upon courses and field experiences within the graduate programs. The Comprehensive Exam is available to students who have already passed the edTPA. (GR)


SED 699: Research Project in Special Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

This elective course is available, with the approval of the chair, to graduate candidates pursuing a Master's degree in special education. Under the direction of a faculty advisor, the candidate will demonstrate the capacity to complete independent research that he/she facilitates, organizes, and expresses in both oral and written form of an original thought or of questions that relate to his/her professional skills or interests in the field of special education. Prerequisites: Core courses and specialization courses. (GR)


SED 720: Concepts and Principles in Behavior Analysis

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross listed with ECSE 720. Concept and Principles of Behavior Analysis is meant to give students a solid foundation in the basic science that underlies the technologies of Applied Behavior Analysis. Designed to be taken early in the course sequence, this course will introduce students to foundational aspects of ABA that they will apply throughout the program. (GR)



Sociology

SOC 110: Individual, College and Society: Introduction to the Sociological Imagination

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. The purpose of this course is to introduce beginning Daemen students to some of the core concepts drawn from sociology while at the same time giving them an opportunity to see the relationship between themselves, colleges and universities, and the social world. In addition, a significant amount of attention will be devoted to orienting students to a competency-based core curriculum, in general, and critical thinking, in particular. Further, students will be introduced to the current literature on what it means to be educated, the purposes of colleges and universities, the meaning of an undergraduate degree, the purposes of liberal education, and what society needs from higher education. (UG)


SOC 201: Introductory Sociology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. The systematic study of social behavior and human groups. Examination of the influence of social relationships upon people's attitudes and behavior and on how societies are established and changed. (UG)


SOC 202: Individual and Society

3 Credit Hour(s)

Focus on social interaction, the emergence of mind and the development of the self. Examines the symbolic aspect of the individual and the constructed nature of his or her mental world environment. (UG)


SOC 209: Social Problems

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Major social problems, e.g., racism, sexism, heterosexism, militarism, crime, substance abuse, poverty and their effect on the individual and society, will be examined. Theories will be evaluated relative to the role that existing social arrangements play in perpetuating social problems. (UG)


SOC 217: Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Other Addictions

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SW 217. Examines the broad range of important facts and information about AOD use and abuse. The major legal and illegal drugs, patterns and trends in drug usage, the history of drug usage in our culture, public policy and treatment issues will be the focus of the course. Students will also explore the concept of addictions as the framework for analysis of AOD use and abuse. Prerequisite: SOC 201 or 209 or permission of instructor. (UG)


SOC 218: Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as SW 218. This course introduces students to the history of social welfare as a social institution and to the profession of social work. The course provides an overview of the professional knowledge, skills, and values that are necessary for effective generalist social work practice. Attention is given to learning about key factors that led to the development of social work as a profession, social welfare policies that govern the delivery of social welfare services and the evolution of social work practice with specific client populations. (UG)


SOC 224: Ethnicity, Race and Cultural Diversity

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. Explores the dynamics of human diversity and social differentiation. Differentiation based upon race, ethnic identification, sex, and sexual orientation, majority and minority groups, lifestyle and life chances; social class and caste will be examined. (UG)


SOC 232: The Aging Process: An Introduction to Gerontology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SW 232. Examines a profile of aged Americans; major biological, psychological and sociocultural paradigms of aging; societal and individual response to the aged and the aging process. (UG)


SOC 243: Child Welfare Policy and Services

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SW 243. Presents concepts, policy and practices in the field of child welfare. The needs of children and their families as well as programs designed to meet these needs are examined. Content also includes the child welfare service system, historical and current developments, child abuse and neglect, and the legal system relative to child welfare services. Prerequisite: SOC 201, or PSY 302, or permission of instructor. (UG)


SOC 303: Sociology of the Family

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Writing Intensive. A study of the family as a distinctive social world; emphasis on the structuring and dynamics of the family; cross-cultural comparisons; analysis of contemporary family systems. (UG)


SOC 304: Social Class and Inequality

3 Credit Hour(s)

Examination of the existence of different types of inequality and the various explanations for them. Historical and structural interconnections with various forms of inequality will also be explored. Prerequisite: SOC 201. (UG)


SOC 305: Sociology of Sport

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Writing Intensive. This course provides an in-depth sociological examination of sport in American society in an effort to create a better understanding of sport as both a positive and negative social force on people's lives. Offered As Needed. (UG)


SOC 307: The Juvenile Justice System

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SW 307. This course will present concepts, policies and practices regarding Juvenile Justice in our country. The subject is examined in relation to the needs of children, their families, the major programs and social services that have been designed for them, and the issues which emerge for future planning. The intent of the course is to instill in students a desire to advocate for children in our society and to provide students with a basis for more proficient practice in their chosen field. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or SOC201. (UG)


SOC 327: Death, Dying and Bereavement

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SW 327. Students are guided through an examination of death as a universal human experience. The psychological and sociocultural impact of dying will be explored as well as a brief history of thanatology, the process of grief, mourning and bereavement, ethical issues concerning death, legal aspects of death, euthanasia and funeral and last rites. Prerequisites: SOC 201, PSY 103. (UG)


SOC 328: Basic Training in Military Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Moral & Ethical Discernment. Cross- listed as SW 328. The United States has been engaged in some form of combat across the world for almost a hundred years. Understanding military culture and the environmental and political nature of the military is crucial for all service providers. The current war on terror presents its own challenges and stressors due to the total force concept of the military, long deployments and redeployments, signature injuries of PTSD and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), anxiety, depression, and suicide. This course will engage students in researching information regarding the historical and contemporary aspects of military culture; the physical and mental wounds combat veterans suffer from, including the signature injuries of the current conflicts, and their impact on military families. Students will examine the structure, policies and services of the Veterans Administration, and local veteran community providers. Students will also engage in field research as they spend some time with a service provider in the Veteran community and engage in conversation with guest speakers from the military community. Prerequisites: SOC 110 or SOC 201 or PSY 103. (UG)


SOC 411: Contemporary Issues in Mental Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SW 411. This course is structured with a glance to the past and a view of the future of mental health and the mental health system. Themes that will be explored are the history of mental health, the mental health system, governmental roles in the mental health system, mental health services, the mental health exam, assessment of lethality and crisis intervention, children and the mental health system, dual diagnosis, the elderly and the mental health system, religion, race, ethnicity and gender and mental health, consumer rights and the mental health system and mental health services in the managed care environment. (UG)


SOC 432: Contemporary Social Welfare Policy and Services

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SW 432. This course focuses on the functional analysis of contemporary social welfare policies. It emphasizes the political and economic implications of major social welfare legislation as well as the linkage between social problems and social policies, programs, and services. Students are also introduced to the legislative process and engage in projects to develop their advocacy skills. Prerequisites: SW 311 and senior status in Social Work program. (UG)



Spanish

SPA 101: Elementary Spanish I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of Spanish through oral and written drills designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write Spanish. Prerequisite: No previous language experience or 1-2 years of middle or high school language study. (UG) Modality: face-to-face, hybrid, online. (UG)


SPA 102: Elementary Spanish II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of Spanish through oral and written drills designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write Spanish. Prerequisite: Credit for college level Elementary Language I study, or 3-4 years of high school language study, with an average of 80% or above. Passing grade in Daemen College 101. (UG) Modality: face-to-face, hybrid, online. (UG)


SPA 105: Intermediate Spanish for Professional Communication I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. After a brief review of basics, the student continues to develop communicative ability in Spanish in professional situations. Prerequisite: Credit for college level Elementary Language II, or 3-4 years of high school language study, with an average of 80% or above. Passing grade in Daemen College 102. (UG) Modality: face-to-face, hybrid, online. (UG)


SPA 106: Intermediate Spanish for Professional Communication II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. After a brief review of basics, the student continues to develop communicative ability in Spanish in professional situations. Prerequisite: Credit for college level Intermediate Language I with an average of 85% or above. Passing grade in Daemen College 105. (UG) Modality: face-to-face, hybrid, online. (UG)


SPA 110: Spanish for the Health Professions I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Effective communication is critical in Health Care fields. Providers with linguistic and intercultural competence are poised to elicit the required information for better diagnosis and treatment. Linguistic and intercultural competence helps to establish better provider-patient relationships thus enhancing the quality of care and quality outcomes. This three semester sequence guides future doctors (MD, DO), physician assistants (PA), nurses (RN), health care professionals (MPH), Pharmacists, and others in the field of health care with the medical terminology, grammar, and culture information required to engage with, and communicate effectively with, Hispanic populations. Level one requires high elementary level proficiency to begin the sequence. Prerequisite: elementary level proficiency, or completion of SPA 102 or higher, or permission of instructor. Language of instruction is Spanish. Course type: UG. Literature & Culture. Proficiency level: Novice high to Intermediate Mid. Offered every Fall. Modality: online (UG)


SPA 207: Spanish Conversation and Composition I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. These courses are intended to develop the conversational and writing abilities of students in non-technical areas. Grammar review as needed. A variety of media are used, including film, TV, newspapers and magazines. Prerequisite: SPA 106, four years high school Spanish, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 208: Spanish Conversation and Composition II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. These courses are intended to develop the conversational and writing abilities of students in non-technical areas. Grammar review as needed. A variety of media are used, including film, TV, newspapers and magazines. Prerequisite: SPA 106, four years high school Spanish, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 209: Business Spanish

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration Class work will be designed to meet the career needs of the student. The class will include intensive career-specific vocabulary, role-playing, lesson planning and the use of trade and professional journals. Prerequisite: SPA 106, four years of high school Spanish, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 210: Spanish for the Health Professions II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Spanish for the Health Professions-II Spanish for the Health Professions-II Effective communication is critical in Health Care fields. Providers with linguistic and intercultural competence are poised to elicit the required information for better diagnosis and treatment. Linguistic and intercultural competence helps to establish better provider-patient relationships thus enhancing the quality of care and quality outcomes. This three semester sequence guides future doctors (MD, DO), physician assistants (PA), nurses (RN), health care professionals (MPH), Pharmacists, and others in the field of health care with the medical terminology, grammar, and culture information required to engage with, and communicate effectively with, Hispanic populations. Level two requires intermediate low proficiency to begin the sequence. Prerequisite: SPA 110 or permission of instructor. Language of instruction is Spanish. Course type: UG. Language & Linguistics. Proficiency level: Intermediate-low to Intermediate-high. Offered every Spring. Modality: online (UG)


SPA 213: Spanish for Spanish Speakers

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course is primarily intended for bilingual Spanish students who learned Spanish informally, or at home (heritage speakers), and whose dominant language is English. This course will allow heritage students to examine the Spanish they have previously learned and develop it further, through the critical examination of Spanish language itself, its cultural heritage, literacy skills, and thematic vocabulary. Prerequisite: SPA 106 or permission of the instructor, or Heritage Speaker status. (UG)


SPA 219: Spanish for the Professions

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed for students who anticipate careers in which they will need to interact with Hispanic and Latinx communities. The course is designed around language for professional purposes in fields of (including but not limited to): business, health care, law/legal, social work, education. Offered as Needed. Language of Instruction - Spanish. (UG) Language/Linguistics Modality: online (UG)


SPA 220: Introduction to Literature in Spanish

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. The course will introduce students to a variety of genres, time periods and authors of literature in Spanish from Spain, Latin America and the U.S. Focus will be on short stories, drama, poetry and the novella. While all work will be done in Spanish, the pace will be appropriate for a student's initial experience with literature in the language. Prerequisite: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish, or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 233: Special Topics in Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and intermediate language students with the opportunity to explore various authors or genres of Spanish literature. Prerequisite: Three credits SPA 106-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 234: Special Topics in Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and intermediate language students with the opportunity to explore various aspects of culture of Spanish speaking people. Prerequisite: Three credits SPA 106-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 235: Special Topics in Linguisics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors and intermediate language students with the opportunity to explore the field of Spanish linguistics. The course is delivered in the Spanish language. Prerequisites: completion of 3 credits in Spanish studies at the 200-level or higher. May be taken for credit up to three times (9 credits maximum). Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 240: Grammar and Culture Workshop I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course is a bridge between language-learning courses and more advanced study in Spanish. The course will teach the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), with greater emphasis on listening and speaking, focusing on the people and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Pre-requisites: Prerequisite: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 250: Grammar and Culture Workshop II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A continuation of SPA 240 Grammar and Culture Workshop I. This course is a bridge between language-learning courses and more advanced study in Spanish. The course will teach the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), with greater emphasis on listening and speaking, focusing on the people and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish or permission of instructor. Offered As Needed. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 299: Service Learning in Spanish

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in Spanish in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies, etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously developed project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. Prerequisite: Three credits SPA 200 level course and permission of instructor. (UG)


SPA 307: Survey of Spanish Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. This course provides a survey of literature written in Spanish. This course will present narrative, poetry and drama from major authors from Spain approximately covering the Early Middle Ages to contemporary writers. Students will understand and appreciate the many cultures that have contributed to literature written in Spanish from the Islamic, Jewish and Christian traditions of early Spanish literature to the Italian influences of the Renaissance, the height of Spanish literary achievement in the Golden Age and the considerable French influence in the 18th and 19th centuries, the critical self-analysis of the Generation of `98, the innovations of the Generation of `27, the censorship of the Franco era and the explosion of creativity on the heels of democracy. Critical thinking skills will be promoted as students analyze literature as part of a broader cultural reality that deals with issues of national and personal identity, gender, social status and religion. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 309: Survey of Spanish-American Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. This course provides a survey of literature originally written in Spanish by authors in the Spanish speaking nations of the Western Hemisphere. This course will present narrative, poetry and drama from major authors from pre-conquest indigenous writing to contemporary writers. Students will understand and appreciate the European, Indigenous and African cultures that have contributed to Spanish-American literature from the creation book of the Maya, Aztec poetry and Inca drama, the historical narratives of the Conquest, the nascent regional identities of Colonial texts, nationalistic post-independence literature, the innovations of Vanguardista poetry of the early 20th century and the phenomenal creativity of the Boom narrative of the late 20th century. Select contemporary readings will be included as well, including writings by US Latino authors. Critical thinking skills will be promoted as students analyze literature as part of a broader cultural reality that deals with issues of national and personal identity, gender, social status and religion. Prerequisite: 200-level Spanish course, or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 312: Advanced Spanish Grammar

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving. The more difficult concepts of Spanish grammar will be analyzed in order to increase the student's ability to use them correctly in both the written and spoken language. Prerequisite: Three credits of SPA 200-level or higher, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 315: Spanish Civilization and Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. The study of all the elements which combine to form the Spanish nation. This course will include contemporary culture and norms as well as the traditional civilization components of historical, religious, economic, literary and artistic trends. Prerequisite: Three credits SPA 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. (UG)


SPA 316: Spanish-American Civilization and Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration; Communication Skills; Moral and Ethical Discernment. This course will introduce the student to the major geographic, historical, artistic, political and economic factors that reflect the diversity of Spanish-speaking nations in the Western Hemisphere. We will examine the significant linguistic, religious, artistic and political contributions of Spain, which reflect Christian, Jewish and Islamic traditions, the importance of the varied indigenous societies that existed pre-conquest and how their legacy survives in language, culture, and social and political institutions and the impact of Africans from the slavery of colonial times, through independence movements and the cultural, social and political integration of the 20th - 21st centuries. We will analyze how in each nation of the Spanish speaking world - Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America - these three influences have combined to form distinct national cultures. This exploration of historical events will be examined concurrently with discussion and analysis of the moral and ethical concerns both of the historical period and in the context of our own sensibilities. Prerequisites: 3 credits of 200 level Spanish course or Permission of Instructor. (UG)


SPA 320: Spanish for the Heath Professions III

3 Credit Hour(s)

Effective communication is critical in Health Care fields. Providers with linguistic and intercultural competence are poised to elicit the required information for better diagnosis and treatment. Linguistic and intercultural competence helps to establish better provider-patient relationships thus enhancing the quality of care and quality outcomes. This three semester sequence guides future doctors (MD, DO), physician assistants (PA), nurses (RN), health care professionals (MPH), Pharmacists, and others in the field of health care with the medical terminology, grammar, and culture information required to engage with, and communicate effectively with, Hispanic populations. Level three requires intermediate-mid proficiency to begin the sequence. Prerequisite: SPA 210 or permission of instructor. Language of instruction is Spanish. Course type: UG. Language & Linguistics. Proficiency level: Intermediate-mid to Advanced. Offered every fall. Modality: online (UG)


SPA 326: Advanced Conversation in Spanish

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course will focus on oral expression, giving the student the opportunity to hear and speak Spanish exclusively in both directed and spontaneous conversation. Extensive use of Spanish media is included. Prerequisite: SPA 200-level or higher, or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 328: Spanish Language Film

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course will use film in Spanish from Spain, Latin America and the US as a vehicle for artistic expression, for linguistic enrichment and for cultural understanding. Students will come to see film both as an art form and as a vehicle for social commentary. Prerequisites: 200-level SPA course or permission of instructor. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 333: Special Topics in Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore various authors or genres of Spanish literature. Prerequisite: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 334: Special Topics in Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore various aspects of culture of Spanish speaking people. Prerequisite: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 335: Special Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore the field of Spanish linguistics. The course is delivered in the Spanish language. Prerequisites: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times (9 credits maximum). Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 336: Phonetics & Phonology-Spanish

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Spanish Phonetics and Phonology is designed to bring an understanding of the phonetic features of Spanish sounds, the linguistic logic and historical context behind how the sounds are organized into a system, and how they operate when they form syllables, words, sentences and discourse (phonology). This course is both analytical and practical and covers: contemporary Spanish pronunciation (phonetics and phonology); how geographical, social and ethnic variation is manifest throughout the Spanish sound system through the study of geolects and dialects; as well as the interplay of morphological, syntactical and lexical elements with the phonological system. Ultimately students will: improve their pronunciation in Spanish, develop and improve their auditory perception of the Spanish sounds, reasonably successfully replicate L2 pronunciation and intonation patterns, recognize dialectal variation for improved comprehension and communication, all within sociocultural, historical, pragmatic, and contexts of the language and the cultures particular to the language. Prerequisite: Completion of a 200-level Spanish course. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 337: Hipanic Sociolinguistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking. The purpose of this course is to introduce the study of the relationship between language and a range of social factors (class, ethnicity, gender, age, and the like) influencing human behavior in Spanish-speaking societies. Themes explored include but are not limited to linguistic identity, attitudes, language contact, and the like. It is designed to generate an appreciation of the link between language, culture, and society. Language of instruction: Spanish (UG)


SPA 338: Spanish in Contact

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fullfills core competencies: Contextual Intregration. The Spanish language comes into contact with a multitude of other languages (indigenous language in Latin America; Portuguese, Basque, Catalan, Galician in Spain; Arabic in Spanish Morocco; American English in the US & Puerto Rico; French, Creole, Papiamentu, English, and Dutch in the Caribbean; Philippine languages/dialects in the Philippines; Judeo-Spanish in various parts of the world). This course focuses on the various situations that have resulted from Spanish in contact with other languages (where in some cases it is the primary, dominant language, and in others it is the peripheral, minority language) and the cultural constructions that have emerged as a result of the various contexts. Offered as Needed. Language of Instruction - Spanish. (UG) (UG)


SPA 339: Spanish in the USA

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fullfills Core Competencies: Contextual Integration; Affective Awareness. This course examines the distinguishing characteristics of the major varieties of Spanish found in the USA. Historical analysis and sociolinguistic information are the backdrop for the short stories that tell the tales of the various groups' experiences living in the USA. Offered as Needed. Language of Instruction - Spanish. (UG), Literature & Culture, INTASC - Content, Communication (UG)


SPA 340: Aquistion of Spanish As a Second Language

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course examines the rules that govern Spanish language from a pragmatic, social, and discourse based perspective while exploring second language acquisition learning theories particular to acquiring Spanish as a second language. Attention is on metacognition even though there are activities designed for personal cognitive development and gains. Offered as Needed. Language of Instruction - Spanish. (UG), Language & Linguistics, INTASC - Content, Communication (UG)


SPA 398: International Experiential Learning

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

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SPA 399: Service Learning in Spanish

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in Spanish in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously developed project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. Prerequisite: 3 credits of SPA 300 level or permission of instructor. (UG)


SPA 420: Methods and Assessment

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the fundamental principles and practices of language learning theories and language instruction to prepare for work with and assessment of learners in various learning environments. Prerequisite: SPA 300-level or higher or permission of instructor, upper division status in Adolescent Certification Spanish program. Offered As Needed. (UG)


SPA 442: Senior Project Research

1 Credit Hour(s)

Each Modern Language major must complete a senior project as one of the requirements for graduation. In this course, which must be taken in the junior year, students select the topic for research and make substantial progress on researching the senior project under the direction of Modern Language faculty members. Students are required to: submit a polished research proposal, submit an annotated bibliography, and present the research proposal to the class and faculty orally. Students may not enroll in SPA 443 Senior Project until SPA 442 is passed. Note: ALL 443 projects must reflect work completed in 442; substantial changes in topic or content may require a student to repeat 442 before enrolling in 443. Prerequisite: All junior majors must register for this course. This preparation course for the Senior Project is required of all majors and must be taken in the junior year. (UG)


SPA 443: Senior Project

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. The Spanish major will complete this 3-credit project that demonstrates mastery of the language in the context of literary or cultural studies or professional applications. The project may be a traditional thesis on a literary or cultural topic, or it may reflect the student's involvement in professional or volunteer work in the language. The project will normally require a significant research base culminating in the submission of an extensive written report and presentation at the Academic Festival. Prerequisite: SPA 442. Note: ALL 443 projects must reflect work completed in 442; substantial changes in topic or content may require a student to repeat 442 before enrolling in 443. (UG)


SPA 499: Service Learning in Spanish

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in Spanish in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously developed project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. Prerequisite: SPA 399 and permission of instructor. (UG)



Sustainability

SUST 123: Introduction to Sustainable Communities

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as IND 123. Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Students will be introduced to economic, environmental and social sustainability, and evaluate local communities using sustainable criteria. Research will be reviewed on model sustainable communities: locally, nationally and internationally. Students will visit representative sites in Buffalo and participate in community meetings and lectures. (Sponsored by the BA Global and Local Sustainability program.) (UG)


SUST 140: Sustainability Design Seminar I

3 Credit Hour(s)

First of annual seminars taken by students in the Global and Local Sustainability major. The seminar introduces students to the process of approaching community problems as a team to seek sustainable solutions. From identifying the problems through community conversations to communicating possible solutions, seminar students will apply the sustainable design process to real-world issues. The first seminar will introduce the design process to identifying community problems and developing their solutions. Seminar projects will typically address campus-wide problems or work within a community in the City of Buffalo. Some field trips will be scheduled outside of class meeting time. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Global and Local Sustainability major or permission of the instructor. (UG)


SUST 240: Sustainability Design Seminar II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Second in annual seminars taken by students in the Global and Local Sustainability major. The seminar introduces students to the process of approaching community problems as a team to seek sustainable solutions. From identifying the problems through community conversations to communicating possible solutions, seminar students will apply the sustainable design process to real-world issues. This second seminar will introduce research methods appropriate for community assessment. Seminar projects will typically address campus-wide problems or work within a community in the City of Buffalo. Some field trips will be scheduled outside of class meeting time. Prerequisite: SUST 140 or permission of the instructor. (UG)


SUST 304: Conservation Biology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration;Civic Responsibility; Moral and Ethical Discernment. Writing Intensive. Cross-listed as BIO 304. An interdisciplinary science course that combines theory and applied research to address the problems of widespread loss of biological and genetic diversity. Prerequisite: BIO 110, and CMP 101. Lecture, 3 hours. (UG) (UG)


SUST 310: Global Water Issues

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as ENS 310. Fulfills core competencies: Information Literacy; Contextual Integration. This course investigates the environmental, technological and health-related issues associated with the availability and quality of water worldwide. Case studies of global water problems will incorporate the role of socioeconomic and political issues. Prerequisite: BIO 100 or BIO 110 or ENS 201, or Permission of Instructor. (UG)


SUST 322: Alternative and Renewable Energy Issues

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as IND 322. Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking & Creative Problem Solving. This course will introduce students to the history of energy use, current sources of energy used worldwide, energy technologies including those under development, as well as discuss the role of governmental policies and funding in energy use and technological development. (Sponsored by the BA Global and Local Sustainability program.) (UG)


SUST 326: Green Buildings

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as IND 326. Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Affective Awareness. This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of green building design through the use of Daemen's buildings as experimental laboratories. The US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification system will be used as a guide to investigate and discuss construction site selection and protection, building energy-efficient features, water conservation strategies, indoor environmental quality and materials and resources used in buildings. (Sponsored by the BA Global and Local Sustainability program.) (UG)


SUST 338: Food and Agriculture Issues

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as IND 338. Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. The course integrates the science associated with food production with the social, political and economic issues influencing agriculture, food processing, distribution and access, safety and policy. Current and future use of sustainable practices in agriculture, labor and immigration issues and global food distribution will be discussed. (Sponsored by the BA Global and Local Sustainability program.) (Sponsored by the BA Global and Local Sustainability program.) (UG)


SUST 340: Sustainability Design Seminar III

3 Credit Hour(s)

Third in annual seminars taken by students in the Global and Local Sustainability major. The seminar introduces students to the process of approaching community problems as a team to seek sustainable solutions. From identifying the problems through community conversations to communicating possible solutions, seminar students will apply the sustainable design process to real-world issues. This third seminar will emphasize qualitative and quantitative methods in data analysis, oral and visual presentation, peer critique, and communication styles for different audiences. Seminar projects will typically address campus-wide problems or work within a community in the City of Buffalo. Some field trips will be scheduled outside of class meeting time. Prerequisite: SUST 240 or permission of the instructor. (UG)


SUST 344: Sustainable Business Practices

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration; Moral and Ethical Discernment. Cross-listed as IND 344 and BA 344. This course will introduce the concepts of sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility. Sustainable business is a paradigm shift from a management style of maximizing profit at any cost. Sustainable business aims to restore and maintain environmental quality and develop social equity, while pursuing long term profitability. (Sponsored by the BA Global and Local Sustainability program.) Prerequisites: Sophomore status or permission of instructor. (UG)


SUST 351: Urban Planning and Community Development

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Civic Responsibility. Cross-listed as IND 351. This course will introduce the theories of urban design, history of urban development, decline and rebirth, and the roles that all stakeholders play in developing sustainable communities. Prerequisites: Sophomore status. (UG)


SUST 440: Sustainability Design Seminar IV

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fourth in annual seminars taken by students in the Global and Local Sustainability major. The seminar introduces students to the process of approaching community problems as a team to seek sustainable solutions. From identifying the problems through community conversations to communicating possible solutions, seminar students will apply the sustainable design process to real-world issues. This fourth seminar will emphasize leadership skills in facilitating community change. Seminar projects will typically address campus-wide problems or work within a community in the City of Buffalo. Some field trips will be scheduled outside of class meeting time. Prerequisite: SUST 340 or permission of the instructor. (UG)


SUST 443: Capstone Research in Sustainability

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Fulfills Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. In this capstone course, students complete research on an approved topic under the direction of faculty members and generate a thesis that synthesizes research from appropriate primary and secondary sources and uses appropriate assessment methods to evaluate their research. Students are required to present their research orally, in a forum selected by the course instructor(s). Prerequisites: Registration is limited to Global & Local Sustainability majors. Upper division status in the Sustainability department, SUST 340 and concurrent registration in SUST 440. (UG)



Social Work

SW 217: Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Other Addictions

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SOC 217. Examines the broad range of important facts and information about AOD use and abuse. The major legal and illegal drugs, patterns and trends in drug usage, the history of drug usage in our culture, public policy and treatment issues will be the focus of the course. Students will also explore the concept of addictions as the framework for analysis of AOD use and abuse. Prerequisite: SOC 201 or 209 or permission of instructor. (UG)


SW 218: Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as SOC 218. This course introduces students to the history of social welfare as a social institution and to the profession of social work. The course provides an overview of the professional knowledge, skills, and values that are necessary for effective generalist social work practice. Attention is given to learning about key factors that led to the development of social work as a profession, social welfare policies that govern the delivery of social welfare services and the evolution of social work practice with specific client populations. (UG)


SW 226: Adolescence: Interdisciplinary Approach To the Understanding and Treatment of Adolescents

3 Credit Hour(s)

A course designed to provide students with both theoretical understanding and practical skills for dealing with adolescent behavior. Primary emphasis will be on working more effectively with adolescents. (UG)


SW 232: The Aging Process: An Introduction to Gerontology

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SOC 232. Examines a profile of aged Americans; major biological, psychological and sociocultural paradigms of aging; societal and individual response to the aged and the aging process. (UG)


SW 243: Child Welfare Policy and Services

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SOC 243. Presents concepts, policy and practices in the field of child welfare. The needs of children and their families as well as programs designed to meet these needs are examined. Content also includes the child welfare service system, historical and current developments, child abuse and neglect, and the legal system relative to child welfare services. Prerequisite: SOC 201, or PSY 302, or permission of instructor. (UG)


SW 307: The Juvenile Justice System

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SOC 307. This course will present concepts, policies and practices regarding Juvenile Justice in our country. The subject is examined in relation to the needs of children, their families, the major programs and social services that have been designed for them, and the issues which emerge for future planning. The intent of the course is to instill in students a desire to advocate for children in our society and to provide students with a basis for more proficient practice in their chosen field. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or SOC201. (UG)


SW 311: Social Work Research I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Together with SW 312 - combination of both meets Research and Presentation requirement. Engages students in an exploration of research focusing on scientific inquiry, problem formation, use of scholarly literature, research design, measurement, sampling, research ethics, culturally sensitive research, data analysis, and evaluation of research. Introduces students to major research techniques used to observe and interpret the social world including experimental design; single subject design; surveys; qualitative research; and applied social work research. Prerequisite: SW 218. (UG)


SW 312: Social Work Research II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Writing Intensive. Together with SW 311 - combination of both courses meet Research and Presentation requirement. Building on SW 311, students participate in the design and implementation of a real world research project. Students gain experience using data analysis software (qualitative and/or quantitative) and present their research findings as part of a conference. Students complete a full research paper including introduction, literature review, methodology, and results sections. Prerequisite: SW 311. (UG)


SW 315: Professional Communication in Social Work

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course offers students an opportunity to learn techniques for enhancing their interpersonal interactions and listening skills, basic writing and problem solving skills, and the ability to present information to various audiences. It focuses on the development of communication skills which focus on self (technology-based communication tools, resume writing), as well as interaction-based and organizational communications. Students will also research an issue of concern to a high need population group and engage in various persuasive writing techniques to educate and engage others. Prerequisite: SW218; Limited to Social Work majors. (UG)


SW 325: Foundations of Generalist Practice I: Social Work Method

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is the first course in a four-course practice sequence. This course introduces the generalist practice model of professional social work. It emphasizes use of the problem solving approach and examines core theories of social work practice with various client systems. Content focuses on the ethical use of value-based, culturally sensitive techniques for effective engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Prerequisites: SW 218 and upper division status in Social Work program. (UG)


SW 326: Foundations of Generalist Practice II- Individuals and Families

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is the second course in a four-course practice sequence. In this course, students continue to apply the principles that guide professional social work practice with particular emphasis placed on micro-level practice.The course focuses on the interactional skills necessary for work with individuals and families (both voluntary and involuntary). Students are required to spend 2 hours per week in service learning. Prerequisites: SW 325 and upper division status in Social Work program. (UG)


SW 327: Death, Dying and Bereavement

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SOC 327. Students are guided through an examination of death as a universal human experience. The psychological and sociocultural impact of dying will be explored as well as a brief history of thanatology, the process of grief, mourning and bereavement, ethical issues concerning death, legal aspects of death, euthanasia and funeral and last rites. Prerequisites: SOC 201, PSY 103. (UG)


SW 328: Basic Training in Military Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Moral & Ethical Discernment. Cross- listed as SOC 328. The United States has been engaged in some form of combat across the world for almost a hundred years. Understanding military culture and the environmental and political nature of the military is crucial for all service providers. The current war on terror presents its own challenges and stressors due to the total force concept of the military, long deployments and redeployments, signature injuries of PTSD and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), anxiety, depression, and suicide. This course will engage students in researching information regarding the historical and contemporary aspects of military culture; the physical and mental wounds combat veterans suffer from, including the signature injuries of the current conflicts, and their impact on military families. Students will examine the structure, policies and services of the Veterans Administration, and local veteran community providers. Students will also engage in field research as they spend some time with a service provider in the Veteran community and engage in conversation with guest speakers from the military community. Prerequisites: SOC 110 or SOC 201 or PSY 103. (UG)


SW 333: Human Behavior and Social Environment I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course engages students in analysis of the behavior of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities in their bio-psycho-socio-cultural milieu. The theoretical paradigms that impact the development of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities are examined with special emphasis on evaluating the impact of social class, gender, sexual orientation, and racial/ethnic group membership.Prerequisites: SW 218, SOC 224, BIO 103 and upper division status in Social Work program, or permission of instructor. (UG)


SW 334: Human Behavior and Social Environment II

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course engages students in analysis of the behavior of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities in their bio-psycho-socio-cultural milieu. The theoretical paradigms that impact the development of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities are examined with special emphasis on evaluating the impact of social class, gender, sexual orientation, and racial/ethnic group membership. Prerequisites: SW 333 and upper division status in Social Work program, or permission of instructor. (UG)


SW 351: Intervention in Marriage and Family Problems

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course introduces students to the area of marital and family dynamics with particular focus on the major areas of dysfunction. Through both analysis of the essential elements of these relationships as well as introspective looks at their own families, students learn to identify the primary reasons for marital and family discord. Prerequisite: Junior status. (UG)


SW 411: Contemporary Issues in Mental Health

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SOC 411. This course is structured with a glance to the past and a view of the future of mental health and the mental health system. Themes that will be explored are the history of mental health, the mental health system, governmental roles in the mental health system, mental health services, the mental health exam, assessment of lethality and crisis intervention, children and the mental health system, dual diagnosis, the elderly and the mental health system, religion, race, ethnicity and gender and mental health, consumer rights and the mental health system and mental health services in the managed care environment. (UG)


SW 424: Foundations of Generalist Practice III: Groups

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is the third course in a four-course practice sequence.This course explores the nature of social work interventions with groups - focusing on history; theoretical phases of group development; typical group settings; various types of groups (task; psycho-social or educational; mutual aid, support, or self-help; family; treatment); and key ethical standards to be applied when working within groups. Students will also learn about group processes and dynamics by assessing and evaluating the activities of a group currently operating in the community. They will also engage in group facilitation. Special attention will be paid to diversity and the factors that may limit or oppress specific group members or populations. Offered concurrently with the first semester of field placement. Prerequisites: SW 326, 334, senior status in Social Work program. (UG)


SW 432: Contemporary Social Welfare Policy and Services

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as SOC 432. This course focuses on the functional analysis of contemporary social welfare policies. It emphasizes the political and economic implications of major social welfare legislation as well as the linkage between social problems and social policies, programs, and services. Students are also introduced to the legislative process and engage in projects to develop their advocacy skills. Prerequisites: SW 311 and senior status in Social Work program. (UG)


SW 451: Field Experience in Social Work I

5 Credit Hour(s)

Requires students to complete a 420-hour, supervised field placement experience (210 hours per semester). Field Education affords students the opportunity to maximize the integration of social work knowledge, values, and skills in a community setting. Students are given the opportunity to work with diverse clients including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Students are also encouraged to grow their professional network by engaging with other social work practitioners. Prerequisite: SW 325, SW 326 and senior status in social work program. Offered each fall semester. Corequisite: SW 451S (UG)


SW 451S: Field Experience in Social Work I Seminar

1 Credit Hour(s)

This is the first course in a two-course sequence.This course focuses on the enhancement of generalist practice professional social work skills and the integration of theory and practice concurrently with the student's field placement. The course offers students an opportunity to process their field placement experiences in a safe, confidential, and educationally enriching environment. The role of diversity in social work practice will also be addressed. Corequisite: SW 451 (UG)


SW 452: Field Experience in Social Work II

5 Credit Hour(s)

Requires students to complete a 420-hour, supervised field placement experience (210 hours per semester). Field Education affords students the opportunity to maximize the integration of social work knowledge, values, and skills in a community setting. Students are given the opportunity to work with diverse clients including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Students are also encouraged to grow their professional network by engaging with other social work practitioners. Prerequisite: SW 451 and senior status in Social Work program. Offered each spring semester. Corequisite:SW 452S. (UG)


SW 452S: Field Experience in Social Work II Seminar

1 Credit Hour(s)

This is the second course in a two-course sequence. This course builds on issues raised in SW 451S with increased emphasis on student knowledge. In this second semester of Field Education, students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge of social work methods by engaging and assessing a client, designing and implementing an intervention for the client, and evaluating their practice. Corequisite: SW 452. (UG)


SW 454: Foundations of Generalist Practice IV: Organizations and Communities

3 Credit Hour(s)

This is the fourth course in a four-course practice sequence. This course focuses on macro-level social work practice. Students will learn how to engage organizational and community-based assessments in order to create structures and processes that reduce the vulnerability of at risk populations; enhance access to needed resources; and/or foster social and economic justice.The course will also examine the important role of leadership related to service delivery and social policy. Prerequisite: SW 424. (UG)


SW 457: Independent Study Or Research

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Individually guided research in social work. Prerequisite: Senior status in Social Work program. (UG)


SW 511: Foundations of Micro/Mezzo Practice

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course emphasizes the development of practice knowledge and skills necessary for micro and mezzo social work practice. Students will be introduced to the philosophies, role sets, values, ethics, and knowledge base of professional social work practice. Specific theories and intervention strategies for use with individuals, families, and treatment groups will be explored and applied. (GR)


SW 512: Foundations of Macro Practice

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course emphasizes the development of practice knowledge and skills necessary for macro social work practice. Students will be introduced to the philosophies, role sets, values, ethics, and knowledge base of professional social work practice in community and organizational settings. Specific theories and intervention strategies will be explored and applied. (GR)


SW 513: Social Work Research

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course presents the conceptual foundations and methods of research in order to help students integrate research knowledge within their professional social work practice. The research process is followed from problem identification to the conceptualization of research questions, sampling, design, measurement, data collection, and analysis. (GR)


SW 514: Applied Research & Data Analysis

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course will prepare students to utilize applied research techniques to evaluate their practice; improve program, policy, and service delivery systems; and initiate change. Students will also develop skills in collecting quantitative and qualitative data (using appropriate computer applications) and gain a basic understanding of data analysis and interpretation. (GR)


SW 515: Oppression, Power & Change

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will involve students in an examination of oppression, power, and change to provide them the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in anti-oppressive social work practice. Students will identify strategies for more effectively working with diverse and vulnerable populations and will gain a greater appreciation of the advocate's role in eliminating barriers to rights, opportunities, and services for the oppressed and marginalized through an examination of contemporary activism. (GR)


SW 516: Social Welfare History, Policy And Services

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course emphasizes the social, cultural, political, and economic implications of major social welfare legislation as well as the linkage between social problems and social policies, programs, and services. Students are also introduced to the legislative process and engage in projects to develop their advocacy skills. (GR)


SW 517: Human Behavior and the Social Environment

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the development of the individual from conception through older adulthood and examines the impact of various aspects of the social environment (i.e., family, groups, organizations, and community) on that development. Content includes empirically-based theories and knowledge related to interactions between and among individuals, groups, societies, and systems. (GR)


SW 519: Field Instruction and Seminar

3 Credit Hour(s)

This seminar focuses on the enhancement of generalist practice social work skills and the integration of theory and practice concurrent with the student's field placement. The course offers students an opportunity to process their field placement experience in a safe, confidential, and educationally-enriched environment. (GR)


SW 520: Field Instruction II and Seminar

3 Credit Hour(s)

This seminar focuses on the enhancement of generalist practice social work skills and the integration of theory and practice concurrent with the student's field placement. The course offers students an opportunity to process their field placement experience in a safe, confidential, and educationally-enriched environment. (GR)


SW 611: Crisis Management With Evidence Based Interventions

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course is designed to increase student knowledge and skills related to crisis intervention in light of increased acute crises in our society. Students will apply crisis intervention theory and models of intervention to various problem areas such as suicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, substance abuse, grief and loss, disasters, and violent behavior in institutions. (GR)


SW 612: Advanced Clinical Practice With Evidence Based Intervention

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course examines theories of clinical social work practice and their application in the engagement, assessment (diagnosis), intervention (treatment planning), and evaluation of individual clients. This is an advanced practice seminar in which mastery of all previous generalist coursework of the MSW Program curriculum is assumed. (GR)


SW 615: Mindfullness Based Interventions

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will introduce students to the practice of mindfulness; a moment to moment intentional way of engaging in their personal life, clinical work with others, and as a framework for macro level practice. Over the semester, students will learn the mindfulness practice of cultivating the capacity to be fully present in each moment while simultaneously recognizing one's own thoughts and sensations. Course content facilitates knowledge and skill development of applying evidence-based mindfulness interventions to the range of challenges arising from stress, psychological conditions, and macro-level social problems and social injustice. (GR)


SW 617: Psychopathology

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the major mental disorders manifested in children, youth, and adults. Student capacity for differential diagnosis and treatment planning will be enhanced through examination of genetic, biological, psychological, and social causes; development; and manifestation. (GR)


SW 619: Field Instruction III and Seminar

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the enhancement of advanced (clinical) practice social work skills and the integration of theory and practice concurrent with the student's field placement. This course offers students an opportunity to process their advanced (clinical) field placement experience in a safe, confidential, and educationally-enriched environment through the monthly seminar. (GR)


SW 620: Field Instruction IV and Seminar

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the enhancement of advanced (clinical) practice social work skills and the integration of theory and practice concurrent with the student's field placement. This course offers students an opportunity to process their advanced (clinical) field placement experience in a safe, confidential, and educationally-enriched environment through the monthly seminar. (GR)


SW 652: Concentration: Children and Families I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course builds on the generalist curriculum and prepares students to demonstrate advanced competencies in practice with children and families. The course utilizes a systems of care framework that emphasizes family-centered practice, cultural competency, and community-based services as contexts for development of basic competencies in child and family practice. Practice will be informed by a trauma-informed perspective with an emphasis on building protective factors to strengthen children and families. (GR)


SW 653: Concentration: Children & Families II

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course builds on the generalist curriculum and prepares students to demonstrate advanced competencies in practice with children and families across the life span. This course expands on Children and Families I by applying the frameworks and practice models learned in the first course to specific issues facing children and families across the life span including child maltreatment, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness, physical illness, poverty, and care of aging parents. (GR)


SW 680: Social Work Licensure Preparation

0 Credit Hour(s)

This course prepares students to take the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWE) Master and Clinical examinations to secure licensure in New York and other states. (GR)


SW 682: Clinical Practice With Children

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course deepens student understanding and application of concepts, theoretical perspectives, and techniques of advanced (clinical) social work practice with children and adolescents (and their families) as primary client system. Various phases of the therapeutic process, including assessment, use of therapeutic modalities, and documentation, are explored and applied. The understanding of play as purposeful, meaningful communication for and with children is integrated throughout the course. (GR)



Theater Arts

THA 103: Basic Acting Technique

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Acting as an art, survey and evaluation of its development, analysis of method acting and current trends. Exercises and application of acting principles to individual talents and towards development of an ensemble. Theatre games, improvisation, and beginning scene work. (UG)


THA 106: Introduction to the Theater

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Analysis of theater and drama, historical and current production practices, in order to enhance aesthetic appreciation. (UG)


THA 108: Masked Performance

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This introductory class will explore the fundamentals of acting and characterization through the lens of the mask and the specific problems it creates for the actor. (UG)


THA 119: Theater, Madness, Power

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. This course, which complements and will be in continued dialogue with REL 114 Culture and Story, examines the role that theater plays in establishing, creating, maintaining or transgressing the categories and boundaries considered essential to modern life: purity and the sacred; morality; sexual identity and gender roles; sanity; honor; free will and choice. (UG)


THA 203: Improvisation in the Classroom

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will introduce students to the work of improvisational practitioners Viola Spolin, Paul Sills and Keith Johnstone. They will gain practical experience with these techniques as tools to engage students in a classroom environment, and will learn how to create a class activities progression, assess student progress, and use the techniques themselves as means of assessment. (UG)


THA 207: Improvisation

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. The class will look at improvisation in various performative and cultural contexts. Activities will include practical experiences, including solo and group performances, readings, viewings, research, and writing on historical aspects and contexts of improvisation. Prerequisite: THA 103. (UG)


THA 213: Introduction to Stage Combat

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. This class will focus on the idea of unarmed, staged violence, and will seek primarily to gain an understanding and respect for the physical safety concerns of the stage. Prerequisite: THA 103. (UG)


THA 214: Stage Movement

3 Credit Hour(s)

Studies techniques for presence and movement on stage. (UG)


THA 215: Introduction to Suzuki Method of Actor Training

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course introduces students to the Suzuki method of actor training. (UG)


THA 216: Mask Construction & Performance

3 Credit Hour(s)

In this course, students will learn to engage in an aesthetic conversation with the forms and materials involved with mask construction. This awareness will then be used to create original masked performance, as well as exploring the various uses of mask and what advantages each of these uses offers within an Applied Theater context: ritual, educational, psychological and physical. Prerequisite: THA 106. (UG)


THA 222: Costume Design

3 Credit Hour(s)

Introduces the student to the art of costume design. (UG)


THA 223: Lighting Design

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course presents techniques and facets of lighting design. (UG)


THA 224: Set Design

3 Credit Hour(s)

This class focuses on the fundamentals of set design. (UG)


THA 225: Sound Design

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course provides instruction in the basics of sound design. (UG)


THA 230: Acting for Animators

3 Credit Hour(s)

The course will deal in depth with the skills and sensibilities associated with communication through speech, the physical appearance and structure of the vocal articulators, the implementation of the Laban effort actions and their relationship to the definition of a character and the use of improvisation as a tool for creating and evaluating narrative structure. (UG)


THA 231: Performing Objects

3 Credit Hour(s)

The manipulation of objects is an ancient form of popular performance. This course will explore the history, technology, theory and practice behind puppetry, both mainstream and experimental, and how the traditional role of puppetry has been, and can continue to be extended into previously unexplored areas and sources of objects. Prerequisite: THA 106. (UG)


THA 232: Shakespeare in Performance: Acting/Directing

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness and Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course has a dual focus. Firstly, we will approach Shakespeare as trainee performers, so that we will engage the text by asking questions about how to perform it. Secondly, we will study performances and the work of theatre practitioners, and learn from them how to interrogate and be challenged by Shakespeare's texts. In this way, we'll be able to assess the variety of interpretations offered by texts and performances, as well as the choices available to practitioners and the implications of making them. Some of the topics guiding our work will be interpretation, plot, character, psychology, motivation, staging, the demands the scripts place on actors, and the feelings aroused in an audience during or at the end of a performance. (UG)


THA 246: Design for the Theater: History of Theatrical Space

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course explores the design of theatrical spaces throughout history, especially in terms of the cultures that shaped them. Students will use this information to investigate what they can learn about a culture from its theatrical events and the spaces designed to hold these events. Prerequisite: THA 106. (UG)


THA 250: Voice and Speech for the Actor

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This class explores the different facets of vocal communication and how they can be manipulated purposefully towards a theatrical end. The class will also investigate the differences between the concerns of stage voice and everyday voice. Prerequisite: THA 103. (UG)


THA 253: Theater As Outreach

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Fulfills Service Learning requirement. The broad purpose of this course is to equip students with the means to design and lead theater workshops for others, especially disadvantaged citizens. The course will train students to facilitate workshops and residencies in a range of settings (schools, hospitals, places of detention, etc.), and will prioritize assisting people of all ages and in a variety of circumstances to find and express an artistic voice. Our main focus will be learning how to assist non-actors to express their issues and concerns through the medium of theater, and to empower members of our community to articulate those concerns in live performances that can then serve as fora community discussion. A signed petition from the Coordinator of Service Learning is required for registration in this course. (UG)


THA 260: Advanced Acting: Scene Study

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. This course for advanced acting students focuses on the skills involved in interpreting text, especially in terms of character development. We will explore the notions of character objective, tactics and arc, as well as continuing our study of narrative structures and the actor's responsibilities toward story. Prerequisite: THA 103. (UG)


THA 308: Community Acts: Community-Based Theater

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on creating new works for performance through workshops, improvisation, and rehearsal. Students are engaging acting skills and using basic storytelling and improvisation techniques to craft a new work through collaboration. Prerequisite: THA 103, THA 207, THA 253. (UG)


THA 326: Performance in Space

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking. A collaborative experience with ART 344: Art in Space and Environment that leads students to address issues relating to art and theater in a site-specific context. (UG)


THA 328: Advanced Improvisation

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. This course for advanced acting students is a continuation of the skills introduced in THA 207. Prerequisite: THA 207. (UG)


THA 333: Stage Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will explore and articulate the various duties, responsibilities and skill sets associated with the role of stage manager in a theatrical production. Prerequisite: THA 106. (UG)


THA 352: Directing for the Stage

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will give students an immersive introduction to the process of directing live performance. It will be a project-based examination of the process, from text selection to fully realized production, including negotiating design elements, exploration of dramaturgical questions and working with performers. (UG)


THA 404: Devised Performance

3 Credit Hour(s)

Devising performance is one of the most exciting of contemporary ensemble practices. In this course, students will learn about theories of narrative and dramatic structure, and experiment with a range of methods and techniques for applying these creatively in practice. The course focuses on creating new works for performance through workshops, improvisation and rehearsal, and will teach students to engage acting skills, storytelling and improvisational techniques, as well as making directorial and design decisions. Prerequisite: THA 106. (UG)


THA 410: New Media & Performance

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will introduce students to practical and theoretical innovations in contemporary theater and performance. We will explore new technologies, and investigate how these technologies affect performance, either through communication, information processing/exchange and the performer as interface. Through practical exploration and theoretical study, students will explore the human on stage and how s/he is commented upon, mediated, alienated or celebrated through technological intervention. Prerequisite: THA 106, THA 326. (UG)


THA 419: Theater of the Oppressed

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will expose the students to the methodologies of Augusto Boal and the various formats and styles of performance that are covered broadly by his Theater of the Oppressed. It is a practical course that will focus on project-based learning and a high level of reflective analysis and writing to build a relationship with the work of Boal. Prerequisite: THA 106. (UG)


THA 480: Applied Theater Practicum

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Critical Thinking; Contextual Integration; Research & Presentation; Writing Intensive. In this course, students will engage in supervised work in schools, with youth programs, and in community service settings. They will conceive, organize and implement their own applied theatre projects, in consultation with representatives of the partners as well as the theater faculty advisors. Students will meet weekly with the faculty advisor to chart time, troubleshoot about organizational issues and discuss assignments. The faculty advisor will correspond closely with the cooperating partners to monitor student progress. Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. (UG)



Visual Effects

VFX 110: 2D and 3D Matchmoving

3 Credit Hour(s)

In this course students will begin acquiring post-production skills for employment in the Visual Effects industry. This first section instructs students on how to adjust for lens distortion by incorporating survey data in order to solve complex and problematic shots. (UG)


VFX 115: Rotoscoping

3 Credit Hour(s)

In this course students will develop a thorough knowledge of the software Nuke and its Roto/Paint node. Specific attention will be placed on basic studio practices related to work flow, such as establishing proper file structures and naming conventions. (UG)


VFX 220: Compositing

3 Credit Hour(s)

In this course students will effectively utilize Nuke for compositing purposes, and to develop a full working knowledge of basic production and pipeline procedures. Additionally, the course explores the more traditional aspects of cinematography as they pertain to visual effects. Prerequisites: VFX 110, VFX 115. (UG)


VFX 230: Paint and Rig Removal

3 Credit Hour(s)

In this course students will continue working with the software Nuke in its Paint/Roto node. Additional emphasis will be placed on basic studio practices, such as proper file structures and naming conventions. Prerequisites: VFX 110, VFX 115. (UG)


VFX 255: Stereoscopic Conversion

3 Credit Hour(s)

In this course students will learn to employ different techniques to convert standard 2D plates into stereo shots. They will discover the latest techniques for solving complex stereo problems, including how to rectify different focal lengths, to address vertical misalignment between plates, to employ stereo re-timing to solve stereo artifacts and rotation misalignment. Prerequisites: VFX220, VFX 230. (UG)



Women's Studies

WST 215: Introduction to Women's Studies

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Cross-listed as HST 215. This course is an interdisciplinary overview of the language, concepts, and issues in the field of Women's Studies. We will explore the construction of gender by focusing upon the intersection of race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and religion in shaping women's lives, and will look at women's efforts to define their identities through work, creative activity, and through feminism. (UG)


WST 216: Women's Worlds: Global Issues in Women's Studies

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as IND216. Fulfills Core Competencies: Contextual Integration, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Moral and Ethical Discernment. This course examines the impact of global and transnational issues in shaping women's lives, historically and currently. While centering our analysis on the lives of women, we will study traditional roles in families and communities, reproductive rights, sexuality, capitalist economic development and poverty, the world of work, women's place in the environment, education, political participation, transnational movements of people and ideas, feminism, and human rights policies related to women. (UG)


WST 217: Women and Girls in Literatre and Film

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as IND 217. Fulfills core competencies: Affective Awareness; Moral & Ethical Discernment. This course will introduce short stories, poetry, biographical work and film by and/or about women in various cultures. We will look at how geography, religion, class, education, political events and family roles affect the lives and destinies of women in the world today. While we will see great challenges throughout the world we will also focus on the great progress being made toward gender equality. Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages. (UG)


WST 309: Introduction to the History of American Women

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as HST 309. This course surveys the social, political, and economic history of American women from the colonial era to the present. The class places particular emphasis on the ways in which women's experiences have been shaped by such factors as race, class, and ethnicity, as well as by gender. Prerequisites: None, but upper division status, or foundational coursework in history or women's studies, is highly recommended. (UG)


WST 317: Gender Trouble: Literature and Film

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills; Writing Intensive. Cross-listed as LIT 317. Do the gender roles represented in literary works reflect a reality based on biological differences between the sexes? Or are gender roles simply a product of a culture's religious, economic, and political agendas? This course examines works from various genres and historical periods in order to understand how they reinforce or subvert gender stereotypes that inform and condition people's lives. Prerequisite: CMP 101 or permission of instructor. (UG)


WST 320: Gender and Policy in the US

3 Credit Hour(s)

Cross-listed as PSC 320. Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving; Writing Intensive. This course will be a survey of the development of, and current issues involving, legal rights as they are impacted by gender in the U.S. Among the topics that will be covered are interpretation of the U.S. Constitution and gender concerns regarding equal protection, reproductive rights, political participation, education law, labor issues, and family law. The course will also address the role of feminism in the development of civil rights, including the diversity of approaches and concerns among different branches of feminism. Also addressed will be examples of ways in which males have been negatively affected by protective legislation and rigid policy approaches to gender roles. (UG)


WST 328: The Image of Women in Art and Media

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Cross-listed as IND 328. This course addresses the ways in which women have been represented visually (painting, sculpture, film, advertising). The examination will examine both historical prototypes and contemporary examples. Among the issues we will discuss in an open forum are: the depiction of women from both a masculine and feminine vantage point, how the feminist agenda has been perceived in contemporary culture to condone sexualization and objectification, and how the image conveys assumptions and knowledge. (UG)


WST 336: Sex, Love and God

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. Cross-listed as PHI 336 or REL 336. This course is about human sexuality and religion, specifically, how religious people have read and interpreted biblical texts and traditions in relation to sex, human sexuality, and expressions of love. Students are encouraged to investigate how their own religious beliefs inform their bodily lives and attitudes regarding sexual, romantic, and erotic expressions. The main focus of this course is concerned with Christianity, though depending on student interest, Jewish and Muslim interpretations may be covered briefly as well. Students will learn about concepts of the human body and related concerns of sexuality in ancient and medieval times, and investigate religious perspectives and prescriptions as they relate to specific understandings. Students will distinguish between historical ideas of erotic love and the modern construction of heterosexuality and homosexuality. The politicization of sexuality by religious groups and the use of religious ideas about sexuality by secular groups will be discussed. (UG)