Dec 06, 2022  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


How to Read the Course Listings

The following listing is a basic description of courses currently offered by the college. Courses are listed alphabetically by department and numerically within the department. Descriptions are general in nature and are not intended to include all topics which may be part of the course. Specific course questions should be directed to the responsible academic department.

Explanation of Course Description Items:

Subject Code and Course Number - Each course is assigned a four-letter code identifying the course subject and a three-digit number.

Pre-requisite(s) - Course(s) that must be completed before the student is eligible to schedule the course.

Co-requisite(s) - Course(s) that must be taken during the same term as the course.

Pre- or co- requisite(s) - Course(s) that must be either completed before the student is eligible to schedule the course or taken during the same term as the course.

Lab Fee - Indicates that an additional fee will be required of students registering for the course. Lab fees vary by course from $10 and up.

Terms Offered - The term or terms the course is normally offered during the year.

Offered Distance Learning: Indicates whether the course is offered in a distance learning format. Refer to each term’s course listing for when it is offered as such. PLEASE NOTE: Distance Learning sections, or sections with a distance learning component, may have specific hardware and/or software requirements. Computers that meet these requirements are available for student use on campus.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation - Courses designated as Liberal Arts and Sciences electives are identified with the applicable category name:

Humanities (HUM)
Mathematics (MAT)
Science (SCI)
Social Science (SSC)

SUNY General Education Designation(s) - Courses designated as SUNY General Education electives are identified with the applicable category name(s):

American History (AH)
Arts (AR)
Basic Communications (BC)
Foreign Language (FL)
Humanities (HU)
Mathematics (MT)
Natural Science (NS)
Other World Civilizations (OC)
Social Science (SS)
Western Civilization (WC)

Applied Learning Type - Courses that include a service learning component are identified with the following abbreviations:

OSL - Optional Service Learning
RSL - Required Service Learning

Credits - The number of credits to be awarded to a student who successfully completes the course. If the credits are followed by “ND,” the course is not college-level and therefore not applicable toward a degree, but this number of hours will be included in the student’s tuition charge and course load status.

Contact Hours - Lists the type and number of contact hours per week for the course if taken in a standard term.

Lecture - The number of hours per week, during the standard term, that a particular course meets in a classroom situation.
Lab - The number of hours per week, during the standard term, that a particular course meets in a laboratory situation.
Other - The number of hours per week, during the standard term, that a particular course meets in a setting other than the classroom or laboratory. Field work, small group discussions and shop hours may be included in these hours.

  

  

  

 

English

  
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    ENGL 136 Media and Culture

    This course examines theories and issues related to mass media and its impact on American culture. Special focus will be given to the evaluation of the forces that shape mass media and effect social change. Print and electronic media will be covered, including newspapers, radio, television, film, and the internet.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 137 Writing for The Media

    This course introduces students to the diverse styles of writing for the media. Students will produce texts appropriate for a variety of media outlets including print media, broadcast media, the web, social media, advertising copy, and public relations. The history and laws related to mass media will also be covered.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101 English Composition I  or by permission of department chair. 
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 151 Creative Writing: Short Fiction

    Offers students a basic forum in which to explore the processes and principles by which short fiction is created. Emphasis is placed on the development of freedom and precision of artistic expression in and through the creation of original student manuscripts. Examples of both traditional and contemporary fiction will be discussed and analyzed.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 152 Creative Writing: Poetry and Song

    Offers students a basic forum in which to explore the processes and principles by which poetry and song are created. Emphasis is placed on the development of freedom and precision of artistic expression in and through the creation of original student manuscripts. Examples of both traditional and contemporary poetry and song will be discussed and analyzed.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 153 Creative Writing: Stage and Screen

    This course offers students a forum in which to explore the processes and principles by which plays and screenplays are created. Emphasis is placed on the development of playwriting and screenwriting skills through workshops and exercises that culminate in the creation of both a short one-act play and a brief short screenplay. Examples of traditional and contemporary plays and screenplays will be discussed and analyzed.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 154 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction

    This course offers students an environment in which to explore the processes and principles by which non-fiction writing is created. Students will produce original pieces within categories such as memoir, travel, arts, sports, and food. Emphasis is placed on the development and precision of artistic expression. Examples of traditional and contemporary creative non-fiction will be discussed and analyzed.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 156 Creative Writing Workshop

    Advanced study of the most experimental and contemporary philosophies, trends, and techniques in creative writing is offered in this course. Emphasis is on enhancing each student’s original compositions, techniques and scholarship in a workshop setting. This course is open to all students, but it is recommended that students have previous creative writing experience.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 200 English Literature I

    A survey course in the development of English literature from the Old English epic tale through the 18th century.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 202 English Literature II

    A survey of the major forms of English literature from the Romantic period to the present, employing representative selections from major English authors.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 203 Shakespeare

    This course explores the work and times of William Shakespeare. Students will read, discuss, and write about his tragedies, comedies, historical plays and sonnets as well as view film versions and/or performances of Shakespeare’s plays or adaptations of his works.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 204 American Literature I

    A survey of the major forms and representative writers of American literature from the colonial period through the mid-19th century.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 206 American Literature II

    A survey of the major forms and representative writers of American literature from the age of realism through contemporary literature.
    Terms Offered: Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 210 The Short Story

    A comparative study of representative stories from the diverse literary traditions with special emphasis on conventional, modern and experimental techniques of artistic unity.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 212 Poetry

    An examination of traditional and contemporary views of poets and how their art uses various milieu to interpret human experience. Some emphasis will be given to technical and structural components.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 216 Contemporary Novel

    This course focuses on the study of images of modern society presented in selected contemporary works. It provides an opportunity for students to analyze and discuss the hopes, dreams, and disappointments of individuals as they appear in literature.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 218 Contemporary Drama

    This course serves as an introduction to the major forms of contemporary drama. It provides an opportunity to read, discuss, and write about selected contemporary plays. This is not an acting course.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 220 Literature into Film

    This course will focus on literature that has been adapted into film. Students will study print and film versions of the same works in order to understand the conventions and characteristics of each medium. Questions of fidelity and the complexities of translating words into images will be explored. Students will read texts; view adaptations; and discuss, research, and write about selected topics.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 222 Gender and Literature

    This course examines representations and constructions of gender in literature. It provides an introduction to the key terms, debates, authors, and theories surrounding gender as it is represented in literature. Genres studied include poetry, short story, drama, and the novel. Students read, discuss and write about ideas contained in and generated by the texts.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 230 Multicultural Perspectives in Literature

    This course is an exploration of selected poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction reflecting the development of multicultural artistic expression in America. Students will examine contemporary and historical themes, subjects and styles for the purpose of fostering understanding and appreciation of the literature and cultural differences of various groups in our pluralistic society.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 232 African American Literature

    This course focuses on a variety of literary forms including fiction, poetry, drama, and essays representative of the rich and varied tradition of African-American writing. It is an invitation to explore the long and meaningful development of African-American self-expression and self-definition in literature and criticism.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 234 Native American Literature

    This course will examine the rich and varied literary traditions of the Native American. The major genres of the Native American literary heritage, including oral literature, fiction, non-fiction and poetry, will be studied.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 235 Latino Literature and Culture

    This course is the study of the literature and culture of Latinos in the United States. It will focus primarily on Puerto Rican, Cuban-American, and Chicano/a authors with the inclusion of modern writers from various Latin countries. Instruction will incorporate texts of authors’ experiences in America, as well as their linguistic, cultural, and political expression in poetry, essays, short stories, drama, and novels.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 236 Women in Literature

    The experiences of women as defined in and transmitted through literature will be discussed using works from diverse cultural and historical settings. The course will examine the interplay between female stereotypes and literary portrayals of women who either adhere to or deviate from their roles.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENGL 240 Honors Literature

    This course will be an exploration of literary traditions and genres, including novels, short stories, plays, and poems. Critical methodologies and their applications will be emphasized. Both traditional and contemporary reading selections are included. When appropriate, themes may vary to enrich cross-disciplinary endeavors. Open to students enrolled in the honors track of the Liberal Arts and Science Program or by permission of department chair.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 107 Honors Composition I  or permission of English Department Chairperson.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3

Engineering Science

  
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    ENGR 110 Engineering Tools

    An introduction to the computer tools available to aid in the analysis and solution of engineering problems. The course includes an introduction to a high-level computer language, spread sheets and CAD.
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): MATH 170 Precalculus  or higher level math course.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ENGR 120 Introduction to Engineering Design

    An introduction to the methods used in formulation and solution of typical engineering problems. Teamwork and communication are stressed and are employed in problem solving and the design process.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ENGR 211 Engineering Statics

    This course will cover statics of particles and rigid bodies, vector and linear algebra methods, centroids and centers of gravity, analysis of structures, forces in beams and cables, moments of inertia, and dry friction. Students may not receive credit for both ENGR 210  and ENGR 211.
    NOTE: A graphing calculator may be required and will discussed in class.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 190 Calculus II  and PHYS 150 Physics I .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ENGR 215 Engineering Materials

    Introduction to materials, energy and bonding of atoms, structure of solids, relations between structure and properties, comparison of properties, processing and applications of different materials. Laboratory to include mechanical properties, metallurgy, heat treatment of steels.
    NOTE: A graphing calculator may be required and will be discussed in class.
    Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 110 General Chemistry I  or CHEM 120 Chemistry I  and ENGR 110 Engineering Tools .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
  
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    ENGR 218 Strength of Materials

    This course will cover strength of materials, stresses and strains, axial load, transverse loading, torsion, beam loading and deflection, 2D transformation of stress and strain, Mohrs circle analysis, and columns.
    NOTE: A graphing calculator may be required and will be discussed in class.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 211 Engineering Statics ; MATH 190 Calculus II ; PHYS 150 Physics I .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ENGR 220 Engineering Dynamics

    Dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, kinematics and kinetics, work and energy, impulse and momentum, angular momentum, systems of particles, mechanical vibrations.
    NOTE: A graphing calculator may be required and will be discussed in class.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 211 Engineering Statics .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ENGR 223 Thermal Fluid Science

    This is a first course in standard thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer intended for all students of engineering. Students will gain a basic understanding of energy interactions, heat transfer mechanisms and the fundamentals of fluid flow. Students will not receive credit for both ENGR 222 and ENGR 223.
    NOTE: A graphing calculator may be required and will be discussed in class.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 190 Calculus II ; high school physics and chemistry or equivalent.
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): ENGR 210 Engineering Statics and Strength of Materials .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ENGR 225 Electric Circuits

    This course explores the fundamentals of passive and active circuit theory, with an emphasis on analysis techniques at the level of applied differential equations and basic complex variable analysis. The subject matter also introduces discrete system theory. Concepts presented include: resistive circuits, circuits dealing with energy and storing elements, Kirchhoff’s laws, transfer function theory, system stability, frequency response and an introduction to discrete systems. Laboratory experiments include resistive circuits, OP-Amp Circuitry, real time first and second order systems and frequency response.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 210 Calculus III  and PHYS 151 Physics II .
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): MATH 220 Calculus IV: Differential Equations .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 3

Entrepreneurship

  
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    ENTR 110 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    This course explores the dimensions of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship by studying the processes that challenge existing models and pave the way for original solutions to problems or opportunities in the field. The focus is in stimulating creative thinking to generate ideas that may be implemented in the form of a new business venture. Students are encouraged to dream and think boldly and to move beyond traditional solutions towards innovation. Innovation is the conversion of knowledge and ideas into a benefit, either for commercial use or for the public good. This course explores the role of innovation in creating new or improved products, processes, or services. Further, students will explore the entrepreneurial process of creating value through the application of creativity and innovation through the introduction of systematic ways to more effectively find creative solutions.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENTR 120 Entrepreneurial Process

    This course focuses on developing a better understanding of the nature of entrepreneurial opportunities. Topics in this course include understanding the opportunity environment, determining the feasibility of an opportunity and whether a business idea is worth pursuing, preparing for the launch, growth, and harvesting of entrepreneurial ventures, and planning for a career in entrepreneurship. Students will develop an understanding of key industry factors, market and competitive factors, and customer needs. Students will gain a better understanding of their personal entrepreneurial capacity, as well as a team building and management. The mastery of concepts covered in this course provides a foundation for the Entrepreneurial Strategy capstone course, and represents an early step in starting and managing an entrepreneurial venture following graduation.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENTR 150 Legal Issues in Entrepreneurship

    This course covers the legal issues faced by entrepreneurs in starting a new business and focuses on issues that arise in the creation, management, and operation of a business. Discussion will cover organizational structure, funding, contracts, labor and employment issues, sales of goods and services, credit issues, operational liabilities and insurance, intellectual property rights, and exit strategies. In completing this course, students, as prospective entrepreneurs, will develop an understanding of the legal concepts that are an integral part of decision making from the time an entrepreneur conceives, starts to build, and obtains financing through the development of exit strategies. Students will be prepared to meet the legal challenges and opportunities they can expect to encounter as entrepreneurs.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENTR 120 Entrepreneurial Process 
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ENTR 210 Entrepreneurial Finance

    This course focuses on the financing decisions faced by entrepreneurs. During the first section of this course, students will learn the basics of financial accounting and planning, including financial statements and pro forma preparation and analysis. In the second section, students are introduced to the concepts of financial management, including the time value of money, profitability and break-even analysis, capital budgeting and management, and cash flow analysis. The third section of the course focuses on analyzing capital funding and financing options and needs, including business valuation models and raising capital through debt, equity, and community resources.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENTR 120 Entrepreneurial Process .
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ENTR 290 Entrepreneurial Strategy

    In this capstone course for the Entrepreneurship Program, students will acquire the skill set necessary to evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges and develop comprehensive strategies for finance, operations, management, and marketing for a business startup. Upon successful completion of this advanced course, students will explore all aspects of starting a new business venture that will culminate in the preparation and presentation of an actionable business plan. This will include conducting feasibility studies to assess business concepts; understanding and applying legal requirements; selecting a business model; managing growth; evaluating methods of financing; preparing financial, marketing, management, and operational plans; contingency planning; and developing exit strategies.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENTR 120 Entrepreneurial Process  
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): ENTR 150 Legal Issues in Entrepreneurship  and ENTR 210 Entrepreneurial Finance .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ENTR 295 Entrepreneurial Internship

    Students will participate in an internship at an approved organization in which the key objective is experience based learning. Students will choose to intern at an organization initiating entrepreneurial activities or within an industry in which the student would like to start or buy a company. These organizations can be either for profit or not-for-profit. Students will be required to keep weekly journals of their experiences and how these experiences relate to their required readings. This internship can only be taken after successfully completing nine entrepreneurial credits or by approval from the department chairperson.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENTR 150 Legal Issues in Entrepreneurship  or ENTR 210 Entrepreneurial Finance .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Other: 6

English as a Second Language

  
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    ESLS 090 Basics of English As a Second Language

    A basic course of study for beginning-level non-native English. Placement is determined by testing and/or advisement. This course is designed for students who would benefit from beginning-level English instruction prior to taking either English Fundamentals I or Fundamentals of English as a Second Language I or II. This course is intended for those with little or no English language skills. Open only to non-native speakers of English.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3ND
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ESLS 092 Fundamentals of English As a Second Language I

    This course is intended for ESL students with intermediate English language skills who would benefit from taking a pre-college level English language course. Classes focus on language development in grammar, writing, vocabulary, and oral communication. Placement is determined by testing and advisement. Credits earned in this course may not be applied toward an associate degree. Open only to non-native speakers of English and is not intended for beginners.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4ND
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ESLS 093 Fundamentals of English As a Second Language II

    This course expands on the study of oral and written English begun in Fundamentals of English as a Second Language I. Classes focus on language development in grammar, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and oral communication. Placement is determined by testing and/or advisement. Credits earned in this course may not be applied toward an associate degree. Open only to nonnative speakers of English and is not intended for beginners. Students do not need to have completed ESLS 092  to take this course.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4ND
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ESLS 094 Reading for English As a Second Language Students I

    This course is intended for ESL students who would benefit from taking a pre-college level English language reading course. Students read a variety of texts including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and practice applying ESL reading strategies such as discovering meanings of words in context, summarizing, examining word forms and word derivations, locating main ideas vs. details, outlining, and note taking. Placement is determined by testing and/or advisement. Credits earned in this course may not be applied toward an associate degree. Open only to non-native speakers of English and is not intended for beginners.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4ND
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ESLS 096 Speaking and Listening for English As a Second Language Students I

    This course presents the basic elements of speaking and listening used in Standard American English. It is designed primarily for ESL students who wish to improve their clarity of speech and listening comprehension skills. Through speaking and listening exercises, students will practice the sounds, rhythm, intonation, and sentence patterns of the English language as well as classroom listening strategies. A language lab component is required. Placement is determined by testing and/or advisement. Credits earned in this course may not be applied toward an associate degree. Open only to non-native speakers of English and is not intended for beginners.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3ND
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ESLS 098 Conversation for English As a Second Language Students I

    In this course, students practice speaking in small groups or pairs through free and guided conversation, problem solving, and values clarification exercises which focus on issues in American culture. Vocabulary, pronunciation, and correct language structure are emphasized. This course may also include involvement in campus activities and field trips to various sites of interest in the Capital Region. Placement is determined by testing and/or advisement. Credits earned in this course may not be applied toward an associate degree. Open only to non-native speakers of English and is not intended for beginners.
    Terms Offered: Offered on demand
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4ND
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ESLS 101 English Composition I For the Foreign Born

    This course focuses on the processes of writing and revision in order to develop student mastery of college-level composition. In addition, intensive instruction will be given on those elements of English grammar and syntax that present difficulties for students of foreign background. Research techniques, library orientation, and oral presentation of student writing are also included. Research paper required. Open only to non-native speakers of English.
    NOTE: This course satisfies the English Composition I requirement. Credit can only be received for one of the following: ENGL 101 English Composition I , ENGL 107 Honors Composition I  or ESLS 101, English Composition I for the Foreign Born.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Basic Communications
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  

Energy Systems

  
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    ESYS 100 Introduction to Wind Power

    This course introduces students to the history of wind power and the basic concepts and terminology of wind, energy, energy conversion, turbine types and applications. Open only to matriculated Wind Technician certificate program students, or by permission of department chair.
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): PHED 145 Adventure  or permission of department chair.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
  
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    ESYS 105 Tower and Turbine Safety

    This course will prepare the wind technician to identify and properly prepare for safety hazards that would typically be found performing routine work activities. The primary areas of focus include: ladders, fall protection, lock out/tag out, HAZCOM, PPE, environmental hazards, confined space, cranes and rigging, maintenance hazards, guarding and accident prevention. Open only to matriculated Wind Technician certificate program students only or by permission of department chair.
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): PHED 250 Physical Fitness Conditioning  or permission of department chair.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ESYS 200 Turbine Mechanical Systems

    This course introduces the student to the complex and diverse nature of modern mechanical power systems. Through this course, students will learn necessary service information and gain instruction on how to safely use the proper tools. Skills gained though this course will help students successfully meet each performance objective. Open only to matriculated Wind Technician certificate program students or by permission of department chair.
    Co-requisite(s): ESYS 205 Direct Current Devices  and ESYS 210 Protective Systems .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
  
  
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    ESYS 210 Protective Systems

    In wind turbines, proper grounding and bonding is necessary to ensure the safety of the general public and service personnel as well as ensuring the protection of expensive equipment and structures. In this class, the student will study the industry standard bonding and grounding methods in use. These methods are used to protect against short circuits, lightning, static charges, and induced (stray) voltages. Students will also look at Federal Aviation Administration requirements for anti-collision beacons and the use of the weather stations mounted on commercial scale wind turbines as an active part of the protective systems. Open only to matriculated Wind Technician certificate program students or by permission of the department chair.
    Co-requisite(s): ESYS 200 Turbine Mechanical Systems  and ESYS 205 Direct Current Devices .
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    ESYS 215 Turbine Generation Systems

    This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and understanding of doubly fed generators, power converters and associated automatic control systems used in a large wind turbine driven generating systems. The course will discuss the construction, operation and maintenance of synchronous and asynchronous three phase alternating current generators. Additional course topics include discussion of the use and operation of the four quadrant frequency converters in the operation of the wind turbine doubly fed generating system and the integrated automatic control and protection systems that they employ. By incorporating lab activities into the course structure, it will provide the student with the didactic learning necessary for employment in this developing area of the energy supply industry. Open only to matriculated Wind Technician certificate program students or by permission of the department chair.
    Pre-requisite(s): ESYS 200 Turbine Mechanical Systems ; ESYS 205 Direct Current Devices ; ESYS 210 Protective Systems 
    Co-requisite(s): ESYS 220 Comparative Schematics, Metrics, And Fault Analysis .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
  
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    ESYS 220 Comparative Schematics, Metrics, And Fault Analysis

    This course is designed to train students to interpret drawings that are not U.S. National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standard, rather drawn to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. Students will also become familiar with dimensions and measurements in Le Systeme International de Unites, also know as S.I. or the Metric System. These will include measurements in size, force, pressure, weight, volume and energy. This course will also focus on diagram-based troubleshooting or fault analysis of complex systems. Open only to matriculated Wind Technician certificate program students or by permission of the department chair.
    Pre-requisite(s): ESYS 100 Introduction to Wind Power ; ESYS 200 Turbine Mechanical Systems ; ESYS 205 Direct Current Devices .
    Co-requisite(s): ESYS 105 Tower and Turbine Safety  and ESYS 215 Turbine Generation Systems .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2

Exercise Studies

  
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    EXER 100 Concepts of Exercise Training

    This introductory course is for individuals who are interested in the field of personal training, fitness and/or performance. The course will focus on training methods and principles and the latest fitness technology. Modern training techniques designed to enhance all components of fitness, including resistance training, flexibility, aerobic performance and agility will be discussed.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    EXER 101 Introduction to Exercise Science

    This course will provide an overview of the sub-disciplines of exercise science, including but not limited to, personal training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, exercise nutrition, sports medicine and occupational therapy. The course also will provide information on certifications and professional associations within the field, ethical considerations and the future of exercise science as a discipline.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    EXER 110 Exercise for Special Populations

    This course provides a framework for developing exercise programs for individuals with disease, disabilities or special health issues. The course prepares fitness professionals to work with people with a variety of diseases and special health issues such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity, as well as exercise for youth and seniors. It includes a review of basic principles of exercise testing and exercise prescription and builds on that foundation. The course will explore an exercise specialist’s job and scope of practice, including designing, implementing and managing the exercise programs of individuals following medical treatment as specified by healthcare professionals.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    EXER 200 Fitness Assessment, Evaluation and Program Design

    This course will examine various health screening and fitness assessment techniques. It will teach students how to utilize this information and apply it in designing fitness programs to meet the needs of various populations. This course also provides a field experience in local communities.
    Pre-requisite(s): EXER 100 Concepts of Exercise Training  with a grade of “C” or better or by permission of department chair. 
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Other: 3

Fine Arts

  
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    ARTS 100 Survey of Art History I

    A survey of art and culture from ancient civilizations to the mid-gothic period. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural content of art and the meanings, ideas and uses of art during those periods.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ARTS 101 Survey of Art History II

    A survey of art and culture from the late gothic period to the modern era. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural content of art and the meanings, ideas and uses of art during those periods.
    Pre-requisite(s): ARTS 100 Survey of Art History I  highly recommended.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ARTS 104 History of Fashion

    This course is a survey of the forms, contexts and styles of Western dress and fashion from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The role of clothing styles in culture and their relationship to fine arts, decorative arts and architecture will be analyzed. The emergence of 20th century fashion and fashion designers and the specific styles and trends of Western fashion will be examined, including historical references and cross-cultural influences.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ARTS 107 Art Appreciation

    A course open to all students, Art Appreciation will provide the student with basic understanding of the visual arts. This course will examine the formal and expressive elements of two and three dimensional plastic arts (drawing, architecture, sculpture, painting, photography and printmaking) and will look at a wide variety of art to learn about the processes and tools involved in its creation.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ARTS 110 Drawing I

    An introduction into the materials and techniques of drawing. A series of increasingly complex still-life drawings will generate a more thorough sense of observation, an effective translation of space into two dimensions and a recognition of drawing as a means of acquiring knowledge. Students will be responsible for purchasing some required supplies.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    ARTS 111 Drawing II

    A studio class that builds on the skills acquired in Drawing I, applying them to the rendering of more complex set-ups and the human figure as well as more directly addressing the physical nature of the drawing. Students will be responsible for purchasing some required supplies.
    Pre-requisite(s): ARTS 110 Drawing I , or by permission of the instructor and department chair.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    ARTS 115 Two- Dimensional Design

    A hands-on introductory studio course in visual arts that will explore visual problem solving. The relationship of image to idea and the use of formal elements (composition, line, color, pattern, etc.) in creating effective visual communication. Recommended to be taken concurrently with or prior to all other visual arts courses. Students will be responsible for purchasing some required course supplies.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    ARTS 120 Painting I

    An introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Working from a series of increasingly complex still-lifes will serve to heighten observation skills and the ability to render space and volume through the translation of light into color. Students will be responsible for purchasing some required supplies.
    Pre-requisite(s): ARTS 110 Drawing I  and ARTS 115 Two- Dimensional Design  or by permission of the instructor and department chairperson.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    ARTS 121 Painting II

    A further exploration of painting that builds upon the skills acquired in Painting I. Students will be led through a series of works that reflect the concerns of the major art movements of the 20th century and that explore the link between thought and object. Students will be responsible for purchasing some required supplies.
    Pre-requisite(s): ARTS 120 Painting I .
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    ARTS 125 Black and White Photography

    Through an examination of film-based photography, students will explore the historical, formal and conceptual aspects of black and white photography. This studio art course emphasizes the development of technical skills in the darkroom and studio as well as mastery of photography’s visual vocabulary. Students will develop ideas and images through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, reading and writing assignments, projects and critiques. It is expected that students will spend additional time outside of class completing course assignments. A 35 mm film camera is required; students are also required to purchase black and white film, enlarging paper, mat board, and other supplies as directed by the instructor. A lab fee will be required.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    ARTS 129 Photography I

    This course provides an introduction to the theory, practice and history of photography, with emphasis on the production of digital images. Students will learn the basic principles of digital cameras and digital printing and how to use them in the context of the visual language of photography. This is a hands-on studio art course, which will provide students with the necessary tools to understand the conceptual, visual and historical aspects of photography through lectures, slide presentations and discussions. This is a studio course in the Fine Arts degree program and as such, is generally intended for Fine Arts majors.
    NOTE: A Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera is required. Students also are required to purchase quality inkjet paper, matboard, digital media and other supplies as directed by the instructor.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    ARTS 133 Intro to Digital Photography

    This course is a hands-on introduction to digital photography grounded in the historical, conceptual, and practical developments in the field of photography. Students will acquire experience in the use of computers, peripheral hardware, and image processing software to produce digitally-enhanced photographs. The technical and aesthetic possibilities of digital photography will be examined through a series of sequential assignments. Images and ideas will be developed through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, supervised classwork and critiques. It is expected that students will spend additional time outside of class completing course assignments. A digital camera is required; the purchase of image editing software for home use is highly recommended.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ARTS 135 Introduction to Photography

    This course is a hands-on introduction to both traditional and digital photography that is grounded in the conceptual, historical and practical developments in the field of photography. Students will acquire experience in the use of digital and film cameras, the use of computers in photography, and basic black and white darkroom procedures. The technical and aesthetic possibilities of photography will be examined through lectures, demonstrations, supervised class work, and assignments. Students will spend additional time outside of class completing course assignments. Digital and 35mm SLR cameras are required; students are also required to purchase film, enlarging paper and other supplies as directed by the instructor.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
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    ARTS 139 Photography II

    This studio art course will emphasize the philosophical and technical relationship between the camera and the computer. Cameras, scanners, image processing software and digital printers will be used to create expressive work. Students will explore the historical, formal and conceptual aspects of photography and develop ideas and images through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, reading and writing assignments, projects and critiques. It is expected that the students will spend additional time outside of class completing course assignments.
    Pre-requisite(s): ARTS 129 Photography I  or by permission of instructor and department chair.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    ARTS 140 Television Production I

    Students will learn the basics of video production: camera operation, audio equipment, lights, ancillary equipment, and program production from scriptwriting and studio work to editing.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ARTS 150 Introduction to Gallery Management

    This course provides an overview of how fine arts exhibition venues work. Through lectures, discussions, field trips, written assignments and visiting speakers, students will be given an introduction to the basics of managing galleries and museums. Topics to be discussed include: types of galleries, museums and exhibition spaces, exhibition development and budgeting, exhibit curation and design, marketing and funding, audience education and building, proper handling, preservation and presentation of artworks. Students are expected to attend all college visiting artist lectures and exhibit openings. Students may be responsible for the purchase of some necessary course supplies.
    Co-requisite(s): ARTS 100 Survey of Art History I  or ARTS 101 Survey of Art History II  or ARTS 202 Modern Art History .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ARTS 151 Gallery Practicum - Exhibition Planning and Preparation

    This course is a hands-on introduction to art and artifact handling, exhibition planning and design, artist relations, and public relations. Students will be responsible for the installation and de-installation of exhibitions in the Teaching Gallery. In addition to coursework, students will be responsible for weekly monitoring of the Teaching Gallery and are expected to attend all teaching gallery artist lectures and exhibition openings.
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): ARTS 150 Introduction to Gallery Management  or ARTS 115 Two- Dimensional Design .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Other: 4
  
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    ARTS 152 Gallery Practicum - Museum Practices and Theory

    Through field trips, tutorials with visiting artists and hands-on work in the teaching gallery, students will explore art and artifact handling, exhibition design, artist relations, and public relations. Reading and group discussions will pursue additional studies addressing the history and theory of the establishment and ongoing development of museums and exhibition venues. Students will be responsible for weekly monitoring of the college’s Teaching Gallery, the installation and de-installation of gallery exhibitions and are expected to attend all Teaching Gallery artist lectures and exhibit openings.
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): ARTS 115 Two- Dimensional Design  or ARTS 150 Introduction to Gallery Management .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Other: 4
  
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    ARTS 153 Internship in Arts Management

    This internship will allow students to integrate course theory learned throughout the gallery management curriculum with practical, beginning level on-site work and arts community networking. Students will gain 8-12 hours per week of work experience at professional galleries, museums, and arts organizations. Students will also participate in one hour of seminar, group discussion and/or lecture each week.
    Pre-requisite(s): ARTS 152 Gallery Practicum - Museum Practices and Theory .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Other: 8
  
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    ARTS 202 Modern Art History

    This course is a focused examination of art of the modern era. It examines the origins, concepts, and theories of modern art, architecture, and sculpture in the Western world, from the 1870s through the 1940s. This course covers impressionism, post-impressionism, art nouveau, dada, surrealism, international style, cubism, and abstract expressionism. Previous study of art history is helpful but not required.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ARTS 205 History of Western Architecture

    This course provides an overview of Western architecture from the prehistoric period up until the present (ca. 10,000 BCE until present day). The emphasis will be on the cultural content of architecture and the meanings, ideas and uses of architecture during the periods covered.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ARTS 212 Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting I

    This is a studio course providing an intensive studio experience with emphasis on the development and articulation of students’ bodies of work. Group and individual critique, readings and discussions in contemporary art and art history form the context for students’ inquiry and exploration of their studio practice. Students will be responsible for purchasing some required course supplies.
    Pre-requisite(s): ARTS 111 Drawing II , ARTS 121 Painting II , ARTS 131, Photography II and/or written permission of instructor and department chair.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    ARTS 213 Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting II

    This is an advanced level studio course providing a continued, intensive studio experience with emphasis on the development and articulation of students’ bodies of work. Group and individual critique, readings and discussions in contemporary art and art history form the context for students’ inquiry and exploration of their studio practice. Students will be responsible for purchasing some required course supplies.
    Pre-requisite(s): ARTS 212 Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting I  and/or written permission of instructor and department chair
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    ARTS 225 Experimental Drawing in Italy I

    A month-long, hands-on immersion in the sites and masterworks of the Florentine Renaissance exploring the interface between historical and contemporary drawing.
    NOTE: A portion of the fees being paid by participants is used to defray the expenses of faculty and advisors who provide services in connection with or travel on the study experience. This course is not eligible for senior citizens to audit.
    Pre-requisite(s): ARTS 110 Drawing I  or permission of department chairperson.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    ARTS 226 Experimental Drawing in Italy II

    A second-level, month-long, hands-on immersion in the sites and masterworks of the Florentine Renaissance exploring the interface between historical and contemporary drawing. Students will develop and explore a focused body of work from topics studied in Experimental Drawing in Italy I.
    NOTE: A portion of the fees being paid by participants is used to defray the expenses of faculty and advisors who provide services in connection with or travel on the study experience. This course is not eligible for senior citizens to audit.
    Pre-requisite(s): ARTS 225 Experimental Drawing in Italy I .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    ARTS 236 Independent Study in Photography

    Independent Study in Photography is the critical crossover between strictly assignment oriented foundation- level work and the more advanced-level courses where students will find themselves expected to pursue their own work. Independent Study in Photography is intended to provide a departure point for the student’s ongoing investigation of form and concept through artmaking. Independent Study provides a setting for further guided study in photography and related media. Students in Independent Study are expected to have a command of their fundamental photography skills and to further develop these photography skills as needed throughout the semester. Film SLR or DSLR required; students are also required to purchase film, enlarging paper or quality inkjet paper (depending on medium used) as well as other supplies as directed by the instructor.
    Pre-requisite(s): Prior photography coursework at the college level is required or permission of instructor and department chairperson.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ARTS 270 History of Photography

    This course offers a survey of the history of photography from its invention in the early 1800s to the present. Emphasis is on the aesthetic, cultural, intellectual and expressive aspects of the medium during its development. This is a non-studio photography course, suited to photographers and non-photographers alike. The course is suited to anyone seeking to understand the relationship between contemporary photography and its historical roots.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ARTS 272 History of American Cinema

    This course offers a survey of the rich history of American Cinema concentrating on classic, influential, creative films from the 1930s to the 1970s. While some international influences will be addressed, the primary focus will be the huge domestic industry deriving from Hollywood, which will give the course greater clarity and pertinence. This class will appeal to movie lovers, “film buffs,” and amateur filmmakers, as well as to a wide range of other interested students. The formal aesthetics, cultural and intellectual content and controversy, and expressive components of the medium are traced through its key decades of development. Readings will include popular and critical reviews. The actual film list will vary semester by semester.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ARTS 273 Documentary Film: History and Theory

    This course examines the history and development of documentary film from its roots in 19th century art forms to the present. Students examine the many sub-genres, styles, techniques and methods used by documentary filmmakers in their cinematic representation of their vision and version of reality. Through weekly readings, screenings and discussions, students will develop critical standards as they analyze the impact of documentaries.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3

French

  
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    FREN 100 French Language and Culture I

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the French sound system and grammatical structure in an effort to give the student a basic understanding of the language, including listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing skills. In addition to language skills, the course offers the student insight into French culture. Classroom instruction is supplemented with exercises in the language laboratory. Recommendation: Primarily designed for students with no previous knowledge of French.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Foreign Language
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    FREN 101 French Language and Culture II

    A continuation of French I, this course introduces the student to the more complicated elements of French grammar and concentrates on the refinement of the student’s basic communication skills. Classroom instruction, which also continues to give the student an awareness of French culture and customs, is supplemented with exercises in the language laboratory.
    Pre-requisite(s): Primarily designed for students who have completed French I or no more than two years in high school.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Foreign Language
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    FREN 200 French Language and Culture III

    This class offers a review and extension of grammar and concentrates on improving the student’s vocabulary, conversational fluency and reading skills through the discussion of selected readings in French. Classroom discussions, conducted primarily in French, are supplemented with exercises in the language laboratory.
    Pre-requisite(s): Primarily designed for students who have completed French II or no more than three or four years in high school.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Offered on demand
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Foreign Language
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    FREN 201 French Language and Culture IV

    A continuation of French III, this course completes the review of French grammar and provides more reading of French works. Classroom discussions, conducted primarily in French, concern classroom readings and French customs and culture. Classroom instruction is supplemented with exercises in the language laboratory.
    Pre-requisite(s): Primarily designed for students who have completed French III or no more than three or four years in high school.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Offered on demand
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Foreign Language
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3

German

  
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    GERM 100 German Language and Culture I

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the German sound system and grammatical structure in an effort to give the student a basic understanding of the language, including listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing skills. In addition to language skills, the course offers the student insight into German culture. Classroom instruction is supplemented with exercises in the language laboratory. Recommendation: Primarily designed for students with no previous knowledge of German.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Foreign Language
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    GERM 101 German Language and Culture II

    A continuation of German I, this course introduces the student to the more complicated elements of German grammar and concentrates on the refinement of the student’s basic communication skills. Classroom instruction, which also continues to give the student an awareness of German culture and customs, is supplemented with exercises in the language laboratory.
    Pre-requisite(s): Primarily designed for students who have completed German I or no more than two years in high school.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Foreign Language
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    GERM 200 German Language and Culture III

    This class offers a review and extension of grammar and concentrates on improving the student’s vocabulary, conversational fluency and reading skills through the discussion of selected readings in German. Classroom discussions, conducted primarily in German, are supplemented with exercises in the language laboratory.
    Pre-requisite(s): Primarily designed for students who have completed German II or no more than three or four years in high school.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Offered on demand
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Foreign Language
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    GERM 201 German Language and Culture IV

    A continuation of German III, this course completes the review of German grammar and provides more reading of German works. Classroom discussions, conducted primarily in German, concern classroom readings and German customs and culture. Classroom instruction is supplemented with exercises in the language laboratory.
    Pre-requisite(s): Primarily designed for students who have completed German III or no more than three or four years in high school.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Offered on demand
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Foreign Language
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3

History

  
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    HIST 100 Western Civilization and The World I

    A survey course in Western Civilization and its interactions with other non-western cultures of the world from the ancient civilizations of the East to those of the 17th century.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities, Western Civilization
    Applied Learning Type: OSL
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 101 Western Civilization and The World II

    A survey course in Western Civilization and its interactions with other non-western cultures of the world from the 17th century to those of the 20th century.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities, Western Civilization
    Applied Learning Type: OSL
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 110 Interpretations of American History I

    Issues and problems in American history through Civil War period.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): American History, Humanities
    Applied Learning Type: OSL
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 111 Interpretations of American History II

    Issues and problems in American history from the Reconstruction period to the present day.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): American History, Humanities
    Applied Learning Type: OSL
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 112 History Of New York State I

    The history of the state from colonial times to the 19th century.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 113 History Of New York State II

    The history of the state from the 19th century to recent times.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
 

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