Aug 02, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 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.

   

 

Fine Arts

  
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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, Spring
    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, Summer
    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, Humanities
    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, Humanities
    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

Forensic Science

  
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    FSCI 131 Forensic Assessment of Animal Cruelty Investigations

    This course deals with the issues of animal cruelty, animal fighting and the veterinarian’s role in animal advocacy. Investigation and documentation of non-accidental injuries as well as trace evidence, chain of custody, and evidence collection will be covered.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    FSCI 155 Concepts in Forensic Science

    This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of the field of forensic science. The role of forensic science in criminal and civil investigations where interpretation of physical evidence is crucial will be covered.
    Terms Offered: Offered on demand
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    FSCI 244 Digital Forensics

    This course examines digital evidence procedures, focusing on techniques and emerging trends among various crimes within our society, and the challenges digital devices pose during crime scene investigation.
    Pre-requisite(s): CISS 100 Introduction to Computing and Information Sciences .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    FSCI 245 Forensic Science I

    This course is a comprehensive survey of a crime laboratory, including theory and methods. Emphasis is placed on the role of the laboratory in criminal investigations. Firearms identification, examination of questioned documents, criminal analysis (i.e., narcotics, blood analysis, etc.) and instrumental analysis will be covered.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Natural Science
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
  
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    FSCI 246 Forensic Science II

    This course offers further applications in forensic science. A thorough understanding of the concepts in FSCI 245  are needed as a foundation. Advanced microscopy techniques, including birefringence, comparison microscopy, and refractive index determination on trace evidence are covered. Physical properties of evidence will be explored in greater detail. Arson analysis, toxicology, serology and chemical methods of analysis are covered in depth. Open only to matriculated Criminal Justice students.
    Pre-requisite(s): FSCI 245 Forensic Science I .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Natural Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
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    FSCI 247 Medicolegal Investigation of Death

    This course provides a study of the legal and forensic concepts and procedures for the investigation of death due to suspicious, unexpected, unattended or violent means. An emphasis will be placed on death scene techniques and will include manners and mechanisms, the causes of death, and post mortem changes.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    FSCI 252 Forensic Psychology

    This course provides an overview of forensic psychology and its integration within the framework of the criminal justice system.  This course will focus on the three foundational elements of the criminal justice system, police, courts, and corrections.  This course will address topics specific to a systems-oriented approach to forensic psychology, including testimony, crisis-response teams, interrogation, and correctional services.
    Pre-requisite(s): CRJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice  or CRJS 103 Honors Introduction to Criminal Justice.
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): ENGL 102 English Composition II .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    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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    HIST 115 Intro to African-American History

    A study of the developments and accomplishments of African-Americans in the United States with emphasis on slavery, reconstruction, B.T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois and the civil rights movement.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): American History, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 120 History of Africa I

    A detailed study of Africa from pre-historic times to 1800 with emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa, the development of indigenous states and their response to western and eastern contacts.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities, Other World Civilizations
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 121 History of Africa II

    A detailed study of Africa from 1800: exploration, the end of the slave trade, development of interior states, European partition, the Colonial period and the rise of independent Africa.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities, Other World Civilizations
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 122 History of The Middle East I: 600 – 1798

    This course is designed for students to be an introduction to the history of the Middle East from the time of the Prophet Muhammed to the Napoleonic invasion of 1798. It will focus primarily on the geographical, social, cultural, economic and political forces that have helped to shape the Middle East as a unique region of the world.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities, Other World Civilizations
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 123 History of The Middle East II: 1798 – Present

    This course deals with the historical, economic and cultural development of the Middle East since 1798. It will trace the development of the modern nationstates in the region and will focus on the issues of conflict that have prevailed there in the 20th century.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities, Other World Civilizations
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 130 Medieval History

    A survey of European history from the fall of the Western empire to the Renaissance. The course will investigate particularly the origins of Western religions and political and philosophical forms in the medieval period. Students investigate aspects of intellectual, artistic or social history through a term paper or project.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities, Western Civilization
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 131 Ancient History

    An in-depth study of the Ancient Near Eastern, Indo-European and Roman cultures inclusive of recent historical research concerning Hittites, Assyrians, Etruscans, Persians and Celts from pre-historical times to the 5th century A.D.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Other World Civilizations, Social Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 135 History of The Twentieth Century

    This course focuses on the totalitarian regimes of the 30s and 40s; World War II and post-war settlements; Third World development; and the intellectual response of the West to political and social turbulence of a nuclear war.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Applied Learning Type: OSL
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 137 History of World War II

    This course provides a detailed history of World War II. Coverage will include the causes of World War II, the major battles in both European and Pacific theaters, the home fronts, and the final defeat of Germany and Japan. The long-range implications of World War II will also be stressed.
    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 139 Introduction to The Vietnam War

    This course is an overview of the American involvement during the Vietnam War. It is an attempt to deal with the historical roots of involvement and its failures. The course is designed to give the student an in-depth understanding of the war from a political, moral and military point of view.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): American History, Other World Civilizations
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 140 Modern China

    This course is designed to provide students with a brief overview of early Chinese history and then a more comprehensive analysis of modern China from the 19th century onwards. Topics will cover the many features of Chinese society and how its connections to the past, to which the Chinese remain firmly attached, still affect Chinese society in a fast-moving and vibrant global environment.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Other World Civilizations
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 145 Modern India

    This course examines the growth of India over many centuries. After covering its geography, early background and history, the course moves to more intensive examinations of India’s history from the late 18th century to the present.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Other World Civilizations
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 150 Modern Japan

    This course will examine Japan’s relatively recent modern origin, its connections to the mainland and its indebtedness to China for many historical, cultural and literate characteristics, as it began to develop its own uniqueness. Japan has become a leading and modern nation but never abandoned its ancient traditions.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Other World Civilizations, Social Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 205 Native American Cultures Of New York And New England

    This course is a survey course in Native American cultures of New York and New England that focuses on their interaction with various European/Colonial cultures from the fifteenth century to the twentieth century (1493 to 1995). Topics will include culture, health, social issues, and the political and historical chronology of the Native American communities in New York and New England.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): American History, Other World Civilizations
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HIST 210 Honors Film as History

    This course will treat films as texts requiring the same critical thinking and analysis as any other sources used within a history course.  Students will study films as valid historical sources that offer a glimpse into the social, political and cultural historical moment in which they were created.  Further inquiry will be accomplished through the use of interpretation and research of additional materials. This course is open only to students in one of the Honors tracks or by permission of the Department Chair.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): American History, Arts, Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3

Health Information Technician

  
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    HITC 100 Introduction to Medical Office Procedures

    Students develop the necessary skills and concepts of the administrative duties of an administrative medical assistant. Topics include medical office management, legal and ethical issues in medical practice, communicating and interacting with patients, families and coworkers, electronic medical records and software and applied to record maintenance, insurance claim processing, billing, accounts payable and payroll. Upon registering for this course, the student must have a working knowledge of the windows operating system and MS Word.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    HITC 101 Medical Record Review, Transcription and Terminology

    The student will learn to review and transcribe medical records based on the current best practices. In support of the medical record review and transcription, the student will learn the basics of medical terminology including the construction and analysis of medical terms with an emphasis on body systems, medical conditions and procedures, prefixes, suffixes, root terms, pronunciation and spelling as they relate to medical record review and transcription. Students will learn to research terminology specific to the medical reviewer and transcriptionist.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    HITC 103 Intro to Medical Coding, Health Insurance and Reimbursement

    The course introduces the student to the basics of standard medical coding classifications and nomenclatures used to code diseases and medical/surgical procedures, i.e. CPT4, ICD9 and HCPCS. Students will explore the practical applications of medical coding relative to delivery system, health insurance and reimbursement mechanisms.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
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    HITC 104 Advanced Medical Coding and Reimbursement

    The course offers an advanced study of the ICD-9-CM, CPT-4 and the HCPCS coding systems with emphasis on accurate code sequencing of complex medical/surgical cases. Students will use case studies, health records, and federal regulations regarding payment systems and methods of reimbursement. Students will work with both inpatient and outpatient claims forms to gain knowledge of the billing process. However, emphasis will be placed on coding in the outpatient setting. Students will investigate through assigned research reimbursement and coding topics including: DRGs, APCs, RBRVs, Chargemasters, Coding Compliance, ICD-10, encoding and grouping software. Students will use encoder/grouper software.
    Pre-requisite(s): HITC 103 Intro to Medical Coding, Health Insurance and Reimbursement .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HITC 105 Clinical Office Procedures

    Basic examining room techniques including preparation of the patient, execution of simple laboratory procedures, recording of clinical data, care and maintenance of equipment and assistance to physicians during examination and treatment. This course is designed for Health Information Technician students in their third semester of study.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    HITC 107 Health Information Management

    This course covers basic concepts and techniques for managing and maintaining health record systems. Topics include health record content, qualitative and quantitative analysis, format, record control, storage, retention, forms design/control, indices and registers, and numbering and filing systems. Students will be introduced to the various functions performed in a health record department with emphasis on maintaining confidentiality of patient data.
    Pre-requisite(s): HITC 100 Introduction to Medical Office Procedures .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
  
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    HITC 200 Medical Billing, Insurance and Health Record Review

    Students will explore the practical applications of medical coding relative to delivery system, health insurance and reimbursement mechanisms.  Students will work with both inpatient and outpatient claims forms to gain knowledge of the billing process.  However, emphasis will be placed on coding in the outpatient setting.  Students will investigate various third-party carriers (governmental and commercial), and will examine different reimbursement methods including DRGs, APCs, RBRVSs, chargemasters, coding compliance as well as the importance of encoding and grouping software.  Health records will be analyzed in order to properly fill out insurance claim forms.
    Pre-requisite(s): HITC 110 Medical Coding  or by permission of department chair.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    HITC 210 Health Information and Physician Practice Management

    This course serves as a capstone class for those students studying for an A.A.S. in Health Information Management and Technology and integrates previous course work to present best practices approach to health information and physician practice management.  The course is also recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in practice management of a physician’s office and strongly recommended for anyone who is preparing for the American Academy of Professional Coders’ Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM) certification examination.  Topics include health care business processes and workflow, physician reimbursement, health care revenue cycle management, medical office accounting, health care reform, electronic medical records, IT and interoperability, HIPAA, fraud and abuse, corporate compliance, marketing and business, space planning and operational flows, and business continuity.
    Pre-requisite(s): HITC 100 Introduction to Medical Office Procedures HITC 110 Medical Coding HITC 200 Medical Billing, Insurance and Health Record Review ; ACTG 100 Applied Accounting  or higher or by permission of department chair. 
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4

Health

  
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    HLTH 130 Creating Healthy Relationships

    This course will offer students an understanding of the components of healthy relationships. Through the study of those components, students will recognize the qualities of unhealthy relationships and discover directions for change. The techniques, skills and resources presented will heighten students’ awareness of the roles and responsibilities of each partner in a relationship.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
  
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    HLTH 131 Stress and Health

    Stress and Health is a specific response to the need of the college community to exercise greater control over the stressful events in their lives. Through promoting positive stress management techniques, the students will develop life-long skills for a healthier and more meaningful life.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
  
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    HLTH 135 Self-Improvement

    As an introductory health education-based course, Self- Improvement provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire positive behavior change, including the adoption of a more healthful, productive and wellness-oriented lifestyle. The course provides various opportunities to seek areas of interpersonal growth and improvement.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
  
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    HLTH 140 Drug Studies: Intervention and Prevention

    This course is designed to cover the basic issues confronting drug use, abuse and addiction. Emphasis also will be placed on drug prevention and intervention. This course deals with current problems, views and attitudes surrounding the use of psychoactive drugs. Students also will explore the effects of drug use on human physiology and interpersonal functioning. Each student will be expected to take an active roll in the learning process through class discussions and activities, as well as completing out-of class assignments and research when appropriate.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HLTH 150 Weight Management

    This course is designed to provide students a healthy perspective of ideal weight. They will be able to assess their current nutrition/exercise routine and prepare a new program to meet their personal needs: to gain weight, lose weight, or to maintain their current weight. Sound nutrition, exercise and stress reduction will be woven into this wellness approach to weight control.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    HLTH 151 Consumer Health

    This course is designed to remove the complexity and confusion from the health marketplace. Students will recognize the significant impact advertising has on health behavior. Presentation of facts and guidelines will enable students to make intelligent decisions in selecting safe health products and services. In becoming better consumers, students will protect both their health and their pocketbook.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    HLTH 152 First Aid

    A course designed to provide the theory and skills necessary to administer first aid and/or CPR to a patient. Students who qualify will receive Red Cross certification in “First Aid: Responding to Emergencies,” and “Adult CPR.”
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    HLTH 153 Women’s Health Issues

    This course will provide knowledge in health concerns unique to women. It will explore both physical and emotional issues and include strategies in the prevention and management of such issues. It will also cover topics such as physical fitness, nutrition, stress management, body image, sexual health and various diseases common to female gender.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    HLTH 155 Wilderness and Remote First Aid

    This is a course designed for individuals who enjoy outdoor activities, outdoor group leaders, scout leaders and others who may find themselves in a remote emergency situation where professional help could be delayed. The course content will prepare students to recognize emergencies, make first aid decisions and provide care in a wilderness or remote setting. Evacuation procedures, extreme first aid skills and pre-trip planning will be discussed. This course is not a replacement for standard first aid, as the skills and information go beyond traditional emergency scenarios. After successful completion of this course, a student will obtain adult CPR/AED and Wilderness and Remote First Aid certification from the American Red Cross.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    HLTH 160 Personal and Community Health

    This course is designed to stimulate healthy decision making in the areas of personal and community wellness and safety. Students will discuss critical and contemporary health issues including holistic health, fitness and weight management, chemical abuse, human sexuality, parenting, aging, death and dying, the environment and health care.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HLTH 170 Health and Wellness Promotion

    Health and Wellness Promotion serves as an introductory exploration of the core concepts of overall health and wellness promotion. The focus of this course is on the development of a wellness oriented and health literate lifestyle, with emphasis on self-responsibility, behavior modification, self-improvement, nutrition, physical fitness and stress management.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    HLTH 200 Foundations of Health Education

    This course is designed to examine the philosophical, ethical and theoretical foundations of the professional practice of health education in school, community, work-site settings, as well as in health promotion consultant activities. Students will gain a greater understanding of the theories, elements, practices and principles that contribute to the need for and the successful implementation of a wide range of health education activities designed to enhance health promotion and disease prevention.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HLTH 210 Worksite Health Promotion

    This course is designed to provide students with practical information about the planning, development and implementation of health promotion programming in workplace settings and the benefits these programs have for both employees and employers. Students will review various health risk appraisals and plan theory-based incentive programs designed to promote wellness oriented health literate lifestyles. Class content and activities will relate primarily to worksite health promotion, but the course also will have relevance for students pursuing other professional outlets since health behavior change is critical in most health and exercise related professions.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3

Honors

  
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    HONR 190 Honors Seminar I

    This seminar course is designed to provide students with an understanding of human development, higher education, and the role of citizenship in the United States. Open to students in one of the honors tracks or by permission of department chair.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Social Science
    Applied Learning Type: OSL
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HONR 290 Honors Seminar II

    This seminar course is designed as the capstone course within the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science and Liberal Arts and Science: Mathematics and Science Honors tracks. Through reading, experience, research, discussion and writing, students will examine the generation and use of knowledge from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and explore what it means to be human in the 21st century. Open only to students enrolled in the honors tracks noted above.
    Pre-requisite(s): HONR 190 Honors Seminar I .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4

Human Services

  
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    HUSV 100 Social Service Systems

    Using a systems approach, this course discusses how people are affected by poverty, child abuse, AIDS, physical and mental disabilities, racism, overpopulation, sexism, crime and other problems. Students will be oriented to social programs, service delivery models, agencies at the local, state and federal levels and legislation which meets human needs. The historical development of human services as an institution and profession will also be explored.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HUSV 105 Human Development and The Family

    A study of the way in which society and family influence human growth and social functioning. The focus of the course will be both on individual development and interactions between individuals in families.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Social Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HUSV 109 Orientation to Fieldwork

    This course is structured to introduce students to the basic interpersonal and professional skills that are necessary for successful acclamation to the Human Services curriculum. Topics covered will include professional values, ethics, conduct and boundaries, as well as problem-solving and healthy communication skills and strategies for self-care. Additionally, students will learn about their professional roles in the community.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
  
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    HUSV 110 Human Service Skills

    Human Service Skills emphasizes the basic concepts of social welfare, human needs and the helping relationship. The course combines classroom and field study with the objective of introducing students to the functions of community agencies and the clientele served as a means of learning the fundamentals of the helping process. Students spend six hours per week in the field.
    Pre-requisite(s): HUSV 109 Orientation to Fieldwork  with a grade of “C” or better.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Other: 6
  
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    HUSV 115 Perspectives on Disability

    This course will present an overview of current theoretical and philosophical perspectives relating to mental, physical and developmental disabilities. Course content and activities will enable student to recognize ways in which disability affects individuals as members of families, groups, organizations and communities. Ethical and legal issues such as self-determination, strategies for independence and non-discrimination will be addressed.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HUSV 120 Problems of Adolescence

    This course is designed to aid students in understanding and dealing with adolescent problems which affect social functioning within the family group and in the outside community.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HUSV 125 Older Adults and The Social Environment

    Aging is studied from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course covers physical, psychological and social aspects of aging. Special problem areas and support services provided by community agencies.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HUSV 200 Interviewing and Techniques of Communication

    An introduction to the principles, theory, and techniques of the interview with emphasis on the dynamics of interaction and on developing communication skills applicable to the helping professions.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HUSV 205 Introduction to Social Group Work

    The basic concepts of group work will be covered. The focus is on the theory of group dynamics and on the development of skills for leadership in groups.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HUSV 210 Human Sexuality

    This course studies human sexuality from biological, psychosocial and humanistic perspectives. Students will be examining course content within the framework of their own moral standards and value systems.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Social Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HUSV 215 Psychology and History of Poverty

    A study of the psychological and social consequences of poverty, the culture of poverty and the history of the United States’ and New York State’s response to poverty.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): American History, Social Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HUSV 225 Social Services Interviewing in Spanish

    To provide social services professionals basic conversational skills in Spanish. This course is a combination of grammar, everyday situations and practical conversation that students may encounter as they interact with consumers.
    Pre-requisite(s): HUSV 200 Interviewing and Techniques of Communication  or permission of department chairperson.
    Terms Offered: Offered on demand
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    HUSV 240 Professionalism in A Diverse Society

    This course will provide a culturally competent approach to professional interactions with diverse populations. Topics include personal, professional, and institutional racism and prejudice. Specific information about working with a variety of different cultures is examined.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
 

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