May 25, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


 

Physical Therapy

  
  • PTR 661 - Research III


    Under direction of research faculty with expertise on the selected topic, students collect data and may begin data anlaysis for the research project. Progress within the research sequence may vary based on specific projects. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*659L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*659L. Normal cycle offering: Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PTR 710 - Professional Issues IV: Physical Therapy Practice Management


    The fourth course in a series of five courses related to professional issues prepares the student to manage physical therapy practice in a contemporary environment. Theories and principles of leadership and management are utilized to guide and evaluate the provision of physical therapy services. Topics addressed include: human resource management, financial planning, budgeting, understanding of payment for services, continuous quality improvement (CQI), managing risk, and marketing strategies. An understanding of individual interpersonal styles and how each style interacts with others is addressed in this course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PTR 712 - Psychosocial Considerations in PT Practice


    This course is designed to develop the physical therapist’s understanding of psychosocial considerations and cultural competence in health care. It entails the use of a systems perspective that values differences and is responsive to diversity at all levels of an organization, i.e. policy, governance, administrative, workforce, provider, and consumer/client. Physical therapy students will be prepared to promote and support the attitudes, behaviors, knowledge, and skills necessary to work respectfully and effectively with patients and each other in a culturally diverse work environment. Students should be able to use a variety of methods to collect and utilize accurate demographics, cultural, epidemiological and clinical outcome data for racial and ethnic groups in the service area, and become informed about the ethnic/cultural needs, resources, and assets available to health care workers. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Normal cycle offering: Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 2
  
  • PTR 721 - Professional Issues V: From Student to Practitioner


    In this final course of the series of professional exploration, students will discuss and debate practice and legislative issues that determine the present and the future of the Physical Therapy profession. Many of the issues discussed will emerge from situations that the students have experienced in clinical education. Students will explore a variety of APTA documents and develop a vision, and professional development plan based on those documents. Course also serves as a vehicle for students to familiarize themselves with licensure requirements. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 2
  
  • PTR 725 - Integrated Clinical Educational Experience V


    This is a part-time clinical experience for graduate physical therapy students in selected on and off campus practice settings designed to engage students in the provision of physical therapy services to unique, complex groups of patients and clients. These settings provide students with the experience of providing intervention in interdisciplinary models to individuals who are underserved. All clincal placements are chosen based on previous clinical experiences as well as comments in Clinical Performance Instruments from those experiences. This opportunity provides a way for students to facilitate peer learning in various settings. Communication, manual skills, clinical knowledge, and professional duty will be the emphasis of the student learning. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Course changed to two credits (from 1.5 credits), Fall 2017.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Course changed to two credits (from 1.5 credits), Fall 2017. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 2
  
  • PTR 726 - Clinical Education IV


    This is a full time, nine (9) week culminating clinical education course. For this experience, students are encouraged to select a practice setting addressing the needs of more complex or unique clients. Experiences include, but are not limited to: evaluation and intervention, interdisciplinary team planning, client education, consultation, and clinical research. Students are expected to practice at entry level with supervision. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 6
  
  • PTR 730 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy


    This course will allow students to be exposed to physical therapy content that is beyond that typically considered to be entry level. It allows an in-depth examination of a variety of specialized topics within the field. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
  • PTR 760 - Research IV


    Under direction of their faculty mentor with expertise on the selected topic, students analyze the collected data. Students apply and interpret statistical procedures using statistical software. Students refine data analysis and intepretation in consultation with other faculty. Progress of research sequence may vary based on specific projects. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*760L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*760L. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PTR 761 - Research V


    Under direction of research faculty with expertise on the selected topic, students focus on dissemination of results. Students write a research abstract suitable for submission to a professional scientific conference. Students also present a scientific poster. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*761L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Corequisite: PTR*761L. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PTU 304 - Professional Development I


    This is the first in a series of five courses with a comprehensive and contemporary foundation in the issues pertinent to the physical therapy profession. This course explores the history of the profession, the scope of practice (legal and ethical), and education in the profession. It introduces the students to professional values and behavior, including communication and feedback techniques, and the assessment of professional behavior. Students will also gain an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the profession from such documents as Core Values of the Profession and Professional Behaviors for the 21st Century. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3

Physics (PHY.Q courses listed separately)

  
  • PHY 204L - PII General Physics Lab II


    (Perspectives II course) An experimental laboratory course designed to develop skills in data acquisition, data analysis and error analysis. Includes experiments in heat, harmonic motion, sound, light, electricity and magnetism. Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PHY*203L with a C- or better. Selected allied health programs/majors have grading requirements that are more stringent that those noted here. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PHY*203L with a C- or better. Selected allied health programs/majors have grading requirements that are more stringent that those noted here. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PHY 208 - PII Introductory Physics II


    (Perspectives II course) This is the second semester of a one-year course appropriate for liberal arts students. Topics include: wave motion, sound, light, geometric optics, electricity and magnetism. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHY.Q*207 or PHY.Q 251 with C- or better. Selected allied health programs/majors have grading requirements that are more stringent that those noted here. Coreq: PHY*204L, PHY*209.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHY.Q*207 or PHY.Q 251 with C- or better. Selected allied health programs/majors have grading requirements that are more stringent that those noted here. Coreq: PHY*204L, PHY*209. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHY 209 - Physics Workshop for Algebra-Based Physics Courses


    The PLTL Workshop model engages teams of ten to twelve students guided by a peer leader in solving problems in physics. The workshop model provides an active learning environment for students in which a peer leader leads the group utilizing various techniques for problem solving, provides guidance when needed, and advice regarding the best practices for students when studying physics. The workshop leader sets a tone for the discussion in which individual points of view are respected, criticism is constructive, and all members have an equal opportunity to participate. The workshop is designed for those students in the algebra-based introductory physics courses. Coreq: PHY.Q 207

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Coreq: PHY.Q 207 Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • PHY 255 - Physics Workshop for Calculus-Based Physics Courses


    The PLTL Workshop model engages teams of ten to twelve students guided by a peer leader in solving problems in physics. The workshop model provides an active learning environment for students in which a peer leader leads the group utilizing various techniques for problem solving, provides guidance when needed, and advice regarding the best practices for students when studying physics. The workshop leader sets a tone for the discussion in which individual points of view are respected,criticism is constructive, and all members have an equal opportunity to participate. The workshop is designed for those students in the calculus-based physics courses. Coreq: PHY 251.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Coreq: PHY 251. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 0
  
  • PHY.Q 203L - General Physics Laboratory I


    (PEQ Science) How do we collect and analyze data to gain knowledge of fundamental concepts in physics? This is an entry-level laboratory course designed to develop skills in data acquisition, data analysis and error analysis by performing experiments on mechanical systems. The course includes experiments in error analysis, vector addition, kinematics and dynamics. Course Codes: BR. Coreq: PHY.Q 207 or PHY.Q 251. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Coreq: PHY.Q 207 or PHY.Q 251. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PHY.Q 207 - Introductory Physics I


    (PEQ Science) How does physics explain the properties of nature? How can our understanding of these properties be applied to ordinary situations in daily life? This course explores the answers to these questions using the basic principles of physics to describe ordinary mechanical phenomena using algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Topics include: linear and rotational kinematics, Newton’s Laws, work and energy, momentum, and equilibrium of rigid bodies. Course Codes: BR. Coreq: PHY.Q*203L, PHY*209. This PEQ course counts as a Global course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Coreq: PHY.Q*203L, PHY*209. This PEQ course counts as a Global course. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PHY.Q 251 - Fundamentals of Physics I


    (PEQ Science) Is it possible to describe the natural world with a small number of fundamental physical principles? If so, what are these principles? This course explores these questions in regard to the mechanics of nature. Using mathematics, these principles can describe ordinary phenomena in daily life. Topics include: linear and rotational motion, static and dynamic equilibrium and work, described using Newton’s Laws and the principles of conservation of energy and momentum. Course Codes: R. Prereq: MTH.Q 113. Coreq: PHY.Q 203L, PHY 255. This PEQ course counts as a Global course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: MTH.Q 113. Coreq: PHY.Q 203L, PHY 255. This PEQ course counts as a Global course. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3

Political Science (PSC.Q courses listed separately)

  
  • PSC 203 - Speechmaking and Society


    This course is a selective history of how speechmaking shapes the rhetorical, social, political, and cultural realms of various societies by exploring the vital role that it plays within the public sphere as a site of struggle in pubic discourse. It is not a performance-based or practice-based course which would be the objective of a public speaking or a speech writing course. By examining significant speeches, addressing issues such as government, the economy, international affairs, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and various forms of political struggle, students attempt to develop a rhetorical appreciation for the way the meaning(s) of democracy have been delimited and expanded throughout this country’s history. While the main focus of study is speechmaking in the United States, the course nevertheless, includes a broad range of speeches from around the globe in order to assess their rhetorical, social, political, and cultural impact. Course Codes: R. Cross-listed with COMM 203.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Cross-listed with COMM 203. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 221 - Political Science Methods


    Designed for political science majors, this course provides an opportunity for in depth discussion and instruction about the basic content, ways of writing and research methods for the discipline of political science. Students will dedicate themselves to developing skills in writing, researching and the proper use of statistics in their work. Course Codes: AFR.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AFR. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 301 - PII American Government and Politics


    (Perspectives II course) This course is designed to give students a broad and critical understanding of the institutions and processes of American politics. We will study the structure of American politics and contrast it with political systems of other modern democracies,the most important political processes, including the structuring of political participation and the formation of public opinion, the three branches of federal government and selected issues in American politics and policy. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 302 - State and Local Government


    An overview of the workings of state and local governments in the U.S. federal system, including the structure and powers of different local governmental bodies, the problems and opportunities related to inter-governmental relations, current trends in the consolidation and proliferation of state and local bodies. Special attention given to workings of New York State and local government. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 303 - PII Political Philosophy: Plato to Machiavelli


    (Perspectives II course) Introduction to ideas of prominent political philosophers of western civilization. Readings from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli and others. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and PSC.Q 101. Cross-listed with PHL 303.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PHL.Q 101 and PSC.Q 101. Cross-listed with PHL 303. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 304 - The American Congress


    An examination of Congress as an institution and as a representative body. Topics include the history of Congress, membership, legislative process, intergovernmental relations, electoral politics and the distribution of power within the Congress.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Cross-listed with HIS 304. Spring offering (even numbered years).

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 305 - PII The American Presidency


    (Perspectives II course) The political and historical evolution of the office of the president from Washington to the present. Attention given to campaigns, elections, presidential leadership and politics of the Oval Office and the development of the powers of the president. Topics include American history, biography, executive power, foreign policy, domestic policy, federal bureaucracy, the cabinet, the vice president, first ladies, gender, race and class.Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History or Social Sciences. Cross-listed with HIS*305.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History or Social Sciences. Cross-listed with HIS*305. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: odd years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 306 - PII Contemporary Political Theory: Selected Issues


    This course explores some of the most influential conceptualizations of power, justice, ideology, and identity in contemporary political theory and relates them to the enduring concerns of modern political thought. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences. Offered alternate spring semesters.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences. Offered alternate spring semesters. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 307G - PII Liberators, Dictators and Sell-Outs in Modern Latin America


    (Perspectives II Global course) This course covers the history of Latin America from the wars of independence and nation building until the 1990’s neoliberal reforms and revolutions. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History and Social Sciences. Fulfills Multicultural Studies Concentration. Cross-listed with HIS 307G. Offered alternate spring semesters.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History and Social Sciences. Fulfills Multicultural Studies Concentration. Cross-listed with HIS 307G. Offered alternate spring semesters. Normal cycle offering: Spring and Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 309G - PII Arabs, Turks and Israelis: History and Politics of the Mediterranean Middle East


    (Perspectives II Global course) An introductory study of the countries of the Middle East that border or are near the Mediterranean Sea Including Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey. We will study the historical, religious and political background of this region. Special attention given to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History, plus ANT.Q 101, ECO.Q 102, GEO.Q 102, or PSC.Q 101. Middle East Minor course. Cross-listed with HIS*309G. Spring offering (even numbered years).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History, plus ANT.Q 101, ECO.Q 102, GEO.Q 102, or PSC.Q 101. Middle East Minor course. Cross-listed with HIS*309G. Spring offering (even numbered years). Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 310G - PII Politics in the Developing World


    (Perspectives II Global course) A study of selected nations of the so-called Third World taking into consideration the major theories which dominate the literature, the vestiges of colonialism, current political and economic conditions, and the North-South Conflict. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: ANT.Q 101, ECO.Q 102, GEO.Q 102, or PSC.Q 101. Fall offering (even numbered years).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: ANT.Q 101, ECO.Q 102, GEO.Q 102, or PSC.Q 101. Fall offering (even numbered years). Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 312G - PII Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa


    (Perspectives II Global course) An introduction to the complex problems which consume this region using selected case studies. Areas of inquiry include ethnic conflicts, hunger, and Africa’s role in international politics. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History, plus ANT 101.Q ,ECO.Q 102, GEO 102.Q, or PSC.Q 101. Cross-listed with HIS 312G.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History, plus ANT 101.Q ,ECO.Q 102, GEO 102.Q, or PSC.Q 101. Cross-listed with HIS 312G. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 313G - PII Comparative Politics of Europe And Japan


    (Perspectives II Global course) An in-depth study of the governmental structures and domestic politics of the major Western European democracies and Japan. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: ANT.Q 101, ECO.Q 102, GEO.Q 102, or PSC.Q 101. Spring offering (odd numbered years).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: ANT.Q 101, ECO.Q 102, GEO.Q 102, or PSC.Q 101. Spring offering (odd numbered years). Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 314G - PII International Politics


    (Perspectives II Global course) A study of the struggle for power among nations with emphasis on issues of sovereignty, international law and human rights using selected case studies. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: ANT.Q 101, ECO.Q 102, GEO.Q 102, or PSC.Q 101. Required for INS and Int. Bus Majors. Offered alternate fall semesters.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: ANT.Q 101, ECO.Q 102, GEO.Q 102, or PSC.Q 101. Required for INS and Int. Bus Majors. Offered alternate fall semesters. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 315G - PII Russia in the 20th Century


    (Perspectives II Global course) Domestic and external factors contributing to the Bolshevik experiment, the consequences under Stalin, and the post-World War II efforts at restructuring. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History or Social Sciences. Cross-listed with HIS*315G. Fulfills Multicultural Studies concentration.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History or Social Sciences. Cross-listed with HIS*315G. Fulfills Multicultural Studies concentration. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 317 - PII Modern Political Philosophy


    (Perspective II Course) This course examines major figures in modern political philosophy, addressing such issues as the origins of government, private property, and the market, as well as the ideals of individual liberty, equality, and toleration. Readings include selections from Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Smith, Burke, Mill, Wollstonecraft, and Marx. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences or HIS.Q 103 and PHL.Q 101. Cross-listed with PHL 317. Women’s Studies Minor course. Offered alternate spring semesters.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences or HIS.Q 103 and PHL.Q 101. Cross-listed with PHL 317. Women’s Studies Minor course. Offered alternate spring semesters. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 318G - PII Introduction to Islamic Political Philosophy


    (Perspectives II Course) An introduction to the concept of justice as found in the works of major figures in the history of Islamic political philosophy. We include a review of the basics of Islam and the history of Islamic lands of the Middle East. We will study primary texts that mark major turning points in the development of Islamic political thought. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences or HIS.Q 103 and PHL.Q 101. Cross-listed with PHL 318. Middle East Minor course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences or HIS.Q 103 and PHL.Q 101. Cross-listed with PHL 318. Middle East Minor course. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 328G - PII China in the Twentieth Century


    (Perspectives II Global course) Explores China as it transitions from its dynastic culture through to the modernization efforts of Mao, Deng, Jiang and after. Course Codes: BR. Cross-listed with HIS 328G. Prereqs: PEQ in History or Social Sciences.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Cross-listed with HIS 328G. Prereqs: PEQ in History or Social Sciences. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 335G - PII Persian Gulf - History and Politics


    (Perspectives II Global course) This course covers the history and politics of the countries of the Persian Gulf from the time of Muhammed to the present. We will consider the religion of Islam and the different cultures within the region in addition to the domestic and international political, economic and social forces at play. Countries covered include: Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History, or ANT.Q 101, GEO.Q 102, or PSC.Q 101. Middle East Minor course. Cross-listed with HIS*335G. Spring offering (odd years).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History, or ANT.Q 101, GEO.Q 102, or PSC.Q 101. Middle East Minor course. Cross-listed with HIS*335G. Spring offering (odd years). Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 340 - Campaigns, Voters and Elections


    Electoral politics in the United States are examined in a study of national, state and local elections. Topics include a study of historical and contemporary political campaigns, theories and patterns of voting, the expansion of sufferage, electoral reform, media coverage and opinion polling, and the interpretation of electoral outcomes. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSC.Q 101. Fall offering (even years).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSC.Q 101. Fall offering (even years). Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 341 - PII Healthcare Politics: U.S. Policy in Comparative Perspective


    (Perspectives II) Why is the United States the only advanced democratic nation which does not guarantee all citizens access to health care? Why do Americans spend more on health care than any other nation, yet have poorer health outcomes than citizens of other comparable countries? This course examines the structure of American health care system and compares it with those of other advanced capitalist democracies. Focusing on historical and political explanations of American exceptionalism, we ask whether recent developments suggest a possibility of convergence among the major industrialized countries. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences. International Studies course. Offered alternate fall semesters.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences. International Studies course. Offered alternate fall semesters. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 342 - PII U.S. Social Policy in Comparative Perspective


    (Perspectives II course) This course examines various areas of U.S. social policy and compares them with policies of other advanced capitalist democracies. The course focuses on several related questions. Why do similar countries adopt different solutions to the same social problems? Are we witnessing convergence or divergence in the way different nations structure their social policies? What are the ultimate social, political and human effects of different approaches to social provision? Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences. Offered alternate fall semesters.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences. Offered alternate fall semesters. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 348 - Presente! History of Latinos in the United States


    This course explores the history of Latinos and Latinas in the US. It covers identity politics, immigration, nation building and urbaninzation. Connections are made between Latin American history and United States history. Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans will be the main focus. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ History or Social Sciences. Cross-listed with HIS*348. International Studies course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ History or Social Sciences. Cross-listed with HIS*348. International Studies course. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 350 - Crime and Deviance in Latin America: A History of Social Control


    As Latin America severed ties with Spain and Portugal and began the process of establishing modern republics after the 1820s, leaders and liberal governments began to identify crime as a social problem at odds with national order and progress. In this course we will study how these states sought to replace colonial structures and stepped in to take on the role of the Catholic Church as private overseers of moral codes and behavior. We will read what historians have uncovered about how the science of social hygiene and prophylactic measures to safe guard the social fabric of virtue and ideal citizenship grew and attempted to codify and regulate behavior. States developed new systems of vigilance, discipline and punishment and people of all social classes learned to respond within these new paradigms. Course Codes: B. Prereq: Any lower level History or Social Science course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: B. Prereq: Any lower level History or Social Science course. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 352 - U.S. Constitutional History I: Government and the Economy


    This course introduces students to constitutional history, politics, and law through the substantive focus on judicial review, federalism, executive-legislative relations, property and due process rights, as well as national commerce, spending, and taxing power. Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences or History. Cross-listed with HIS*352 and LGS*352. Offered alternate fall semesters.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences or History. Cross-listed with HIS*352 and LGS*352. Offered alternate fall semesters. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 353 - U.S. Constitutional History II: Rights and Liberties


    This course introduces students to constitutional history, politics, and law through the substantive focus on the Bill of Rights, freedom of expression, religious liberty, privacy, equal protection of the laws, and criminal justice. Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences or History. Cross-listed with HIS*353 and LGS*353. Offered alternate fall semesters.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences or History. Cross-listed with HIS*353 and LGS*353. Offered alternate fall semesters. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 359 - Environmental Law


    This course will examine environmental policy and laws including topics such as air and water quality, control of toxic substances, waste management and hazardous releases, protection of natural resources, U.S. energy policy, and international environmental law. In order to provide an adequate context for review of the Environmental Law system, the course will initially provide a brief introduction to the American legal framework and litigation process. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSC.Q 101. Cross-listed with LGS*359.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSC.Q 101. Cross-listed with LGS*359. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 360 - Special Topics in Political Science


    Seminar which explores in-depth topics of particular interest in politics and government. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Sciences. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 401 - PII Modern Revolutions


    (Perspectives II course) Investigates various forms of internal violence including such phenomena as rebellion, terrorism, and the anatomy of revolution. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History or Social Sciences. Cross-listed with HIS*401.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History or Social Sciences. Cross-listed with HIS*401. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 412 - PII U.S. Foreign Policy


    (Perspective II course) A survey of some of the major decisions in U.S. foreign policy from the early days of the republic to contemporary times. We will study the content of policy as well as the historical context in which policy was made through the examination of primary sources. In addition, we will consider contending views about the meaning, direction, and consequences of U.S. foreign policy by reviewing the writings of some of the leading scholars in the field. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History or Social Sciences. Cross-listed with HIS*412. Fall offering (even numbered years).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History or Social Sciences. Cross-listed with HIS*412. Fall offering (even numbered years). Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 413 - Natural Disasters in American Society


    This course examines extreme events to reveal the inner dynamics of American society and its political system. Learners will explore how natural disasters illuminate and reshape social stuctures and act as a focusing event for public policy. Topics include global warming, environmentalism, domestic policy, the American presidency, race, class, gender, first responders, non-governmental organizations, emergency management, public policy, and FEMA.Course Codes: R. Cross-listed with HIS*413.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Cross-listed with HIS*413. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 418 - Public Administration


    Introduction to decision-making and implementation of policy in the public sector. The what and how of government. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSC.Q 101 or PSC 301.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSC.Q 101 or PSC 301. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 440 - Junior/Senior Seminar in Political Science


    Capstone course in which students synthesize their study within the major, study selected topics and undertake a major research project. Course Codes: AFR. Offered alternate spring semesters.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AFR. Offered alternate spring semesters. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 480 - Albany Internship


    Supervised full-time placement in the New York State Senate or Assembly in Albany. Students intern for the entire semester in the office of a particular legislator and take a course in NYS Government. Applications must be accepted by either the NYS Senate or Assembly. Course codes: CGH. Prereq: PHL.Q 101, Department chair approval, junior status, GPA 3.0 or higher, and acceptance by NYS Legislature.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: CGH. Prereq: PHL.Q 101, Department chair approval, junior status, GPA 3.0 or higher, and acceptance by NYS Legislature. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 15
  
  • PSC 481 - Law Internship


    Practical guided learning experience in an appropriate legal agency for qualified upperclassmen with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities students complete reflective assignments and participate in three seminar discussions to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with Director of Internship and their home department to discuss a new opportunity. All college policies related to internships apply. Course codes: CGH. Prereq: Department approval and GPA 3.0 or higher.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: CGH. Prereq: Department approval and GPA 3.0 or higher. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 482 - Washington DC Internship


    A supervised placement in a political setting providing on-the-job experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge, skills and interest. Course Codes: CGH. Prereq: Department approval, junior level status, and GPA 3.0 or higher.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: CGH. Prereq: Department approval, junior level status, and GPA 3.0 or higher. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 15
  
  • PSC 483 - Political Science Internship I


    Practical guided learning experience at a business or organization with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities students complete reflective assignments and participate in three seminar discussions to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with Director of Internship and their home department to discuss a new opportunity. All college policies related to internships apply. Course Codes: CGH. Prereq: Department approval and GPA 2.7 or higher.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: CGH. Prereq: Department approval and GPA 2.7 or higher. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 484 - Political Science Internship II


    This course is reserved for students who have already completed a first internship at the 483 level. Practical guided learning experience at a business or organization with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities students complete reflective assignments and projects to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with Director of Internship and their home department to discuss a new opportunity. All College policies related to internships apply. Course Codes: CGH. Prereq: Department approval and GPA 2.7 or higher.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: CGH. Prereq: Department approval and GPA 2.7 or higher. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 486 - Independent Study


    Intensive reading and study in an area of interest and concern to the students of Political Science. Course Codes: GHR. Open to Political Science majors with consent of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: GHR. Open to Political Science majors with consent of instructor. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSC 499 - Political Science Comprehensive


    Senior Comprehensive Examination provides an opportunity for graduating seniors to demonstrate a proficiency in the discipline appropriate to the undergraduate level. Course Codes: AF.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AF. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • PSC.Q 101 - Introduction to Political Science


    (PEQ Social Science) What is justice? is the overriding enduring question in this course. We seek the answer as we study the four subfields of the discipline: political philosophy, U.S. government, comparative politics, and international relations. In the second half of the semester the question, What is power? is also raised. Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3

Psychology (PSY.Q courses listed separately)

  
  • PSY 103 - Making the Most Out of the Psychology Major


    This course is designed to orient new and prospective psychology majors to the field of psychology and to inform students about academic requirements, expectations, opportunities, careers, and limitations. Students will explore psychology careers, identify courses tailored to their long-term career goals, and discuss graduate school options. Course Codes: FR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 203.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: FR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 203. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PSY 200 - Statistics and Research Methods for Clinical Practice


    This course will provide an integrated discussion of statistical procedures with their corresponding research methods for students in Health Science majors.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: NR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. For PT, OT, and MTR students only. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring

    Credits: 4
  
  • PSY 200 - Statistics and Research Methods for Clinical Practice


    This course will provide an integrated discussion of statistical procedures with their corresponding research methods for students in Health Science majors. Course Codes: NR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Coreq: PSY*200L. For PT, OT, and MTR students only.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: NR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Coreq: PSY*200L. For PT, OT, and MTR students only. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • PSY 200L - Statistics and Methods for Clinical Practice Lab


    Lab to accompany PSY*200. Course Codes: NR. Pre-req: PSY.Q*101 or PSY.Q*102. Co-req: PSY*200 corresponding section.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: NR. Pre-req: PSY.Q*101 or PSY.Q*102. Co-req: PSY*200 corresponding section. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • PSY 201 - Statistics and Research Methods I


    Integrated examination of methodological and statistical procedures. Focuses on descriptive statistics and descriptive methodologies. Topics include the nature of scientific inquiry, naturalistic observation, survey methods, single subject designs, and correlation research. Coverage of research methods is connected with appropriate statistical issues. Laboratory exercises are used to illustrate research approaches. Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. For PSY majors only.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. For PSY majors only. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 202 - Statistics and Research Methods II


    Continuation of Statistics and Research Methods I. Emphasis is on inferential statistics, hypothesis testing and experimental methodologies. Topics include experimental and quasi-experimental research methods, one-way and factorial research designs with their related statistical procedures including the logic of hypothesis testing, t-tests, and analysis of variance. Laboratory component includes group experiments and an individual research project. Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PSY*201 with a grade of C or higher or with instructor approval. Coreq: PSY*202L corresponding section. For PSY majors only.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PSY*201 with a grade of C or higher or with instructor approval. Coreq: PSY*202L corresponding section. For PSY majors only. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • PSY 202L - Statistical and Research Methods Lab II


    Lab to accompany PSY*202. Course Codes: R. Co-req: PSY*202 corresponding section.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Co-req: PSY*202 corresponding section. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • PSY 214 - Sensation and Perception


    How do we see and hear? How does the brain make sense of sensory inputs to produce the rich perceptual world we experience? We will learn how the anatomy and physiology of the eye, ear, and brain allow us to understand speech, perceive color, see motion and depth, and even recognize faces. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 314.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 314. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 215 - Physiological Psychology


    What is the structure and organization of the brain? How do we make sense of sensory inputs to produce the rich perceptual world we experience? How does the brain regulate our eating, drinking, arousal, and emotions? What can we learn from observing people with brain damage? This course provides an introduction to the brain and how it controls everything we do - our perceptions, actions, thoughts, and emotions. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 315.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 315. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 221 - PII Development I: Infancy and Childhood


    (Perspectives II course) An examination of age-related changes in psychological functioning from conception through middle childhood. All aspects of development including physical, cognitive, social and emotional are discussed. Alternative theoretical views are examined, and a special emphasis is put on a theoretical understanding of the facts of development. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 224 - PII Adolescence and Early Adulthood


    (Perspectives II Course) Examination of typical age-related physical, cognitive and social changes occurring during the second and third decades of life. Special emphasis is placed on development within the contexts of family, peers, school, culture and media. Some topics include moral decision-making, religious beliefs, sexuality, career choices and peer groups. Common challenges and disorders are explored. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 226 - Adulthood and Late Life


    Psychological, biological, and social changes and transitions occurring during the adult developmental trajectory will be discussed, including the creation of new networks of relationships, new and changing behaviors, and the formation of new self perceptions as a person moves through the lifespan from middle adulthood through to old age and death. Special focus will be given to how these biopsychosocial changes and transitions must be addressed by health care practitioners including physical and occupational therapists, nurses, social workers, counselors, speech therapists, and aging-service providers. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 321.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 321. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 228 - Social Psychology


    Individual behavior as influenced by the social context with a discussion of theories and research. Topics include aggression, attraction, altruism, interpersonal influence, attitudes and effects of the environment on social behavior. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101, PSY.Q 102 or SOC.Q 101. Cross-listed with SOC 406. Formerly: PSY 222.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101, PSY.Q 102 or SOC.Q 101. Cross-listed with SOC 406. Formerly: PSY 222. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 251 - PII Psychology of Women and Gender


    (Perspectives II course) This course introduces students to the psychological literature on women and gender. The course’s topics include an analysis of the causes of sex differences and similarities in abilities and personality; the influence of gender roles on psychological health, women’s relationships in families, portrayals of women in the media, the diversity of women’s experiences, gender and psychological disorders, violence in the lives of women and girls; and applied gender-related issues. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Women’s Studies Minor course. Formerly: PSY 223.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Women’s Studies Minor course. Formerly: PSY 223. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 252 - PII Motivation


    (Perspectives II course) Course will explore the conditions in the person, environment, and culture that explain why we want what we do. Special emphasis will be placed on helping the student develop an understanding of how biological, psychological, and environmental principles interact to motivate human behavior and thought. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 313.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 313. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 253 - Sport Psychology


    This course applies scientific knowledge derived from the discipline of Psychology to the understanding of individuals and groups involved in sporting activities. The primary focus is on underlying psychological theories and principles that inform our understanding of athletes, coaches and spectators, but we also consider the application of these same concepts to non-sport situations. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Cross-listed with SPT 372.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Cross-listed with SPT 372. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 255 - Psychology of the Exceptional Individual


    This course will provide a framework for understanding exceptional individuals through multiple approaches, including disability studies, strength-based and whole child perspectives. A general survey of the different types of exceptional development covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) will be included within the course, with a focus on the implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI). We will also be addressing many of the broader political, economic and social aspects of exceptionality. When discussing these issues we will focus on integrating theory and research with real world problems and student knowledge and experience. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 332.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 332. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 256 - Health Psychology


    This course explores the application of psychological theory and research to specific health issues. The focus will be on the role of psychological and social factors in the promotion and maintenance of physical health and well-being, as well as in the treatment of physical illness. While the course is not biology-intensive, relevant physiological mechanisms will be discussed. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 315 - Mind in Context


    The central theme of the course stems from the realization that the traditional view of ability as an internal stable property of the individual does not always explain everyday behavior and performance. But why? What are some of the factors that affect behavior and performance? Through reading and discussion we will learn about the ways context can influence how we think and perform, as well as the complexities of the relationship between mind and the context in which the mind functions and develops. Course Codes: BHR. Cross listed with HESAA 515.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BHR. Cross listed with HESAA 515. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 337 - Psychology of Learning


    Research and theory in classical and operant conditioning as well as social learning. Involves laboratory experience in control of animal behavior. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 311.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 311. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 4
  
  • PSY 338 - Memory and Cognition


    Course examines cognitive processes, often called higher mental processes. As a discipline, the field of cognitive psychology is concerned with how humans acquire, store, retrieve and use knowledge. Topics include perception, attention, memory, categorization of thinking, problem solving, and decision making. Research and theory in cognitive psychology is represented with demonstrations of how knowledge gained from research has been applied to solve problems and improve everyday cognitive functioning. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102, and PSY 201. Formerly: PSY 312.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102, and PSY 201. Formerly: PSY 312. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 343 - PII Abnormal Psychology


    (Perspectives II course) Course examines psychological disorders and of the varied forms of human experience and behavior traditionally labeled as abnormal. The emphasis will be on descriptions of the disorders, theoretical perspectives, treatment approaches, and the lived experiences of people showing symptoms and signs of the various disorders. Course also focuses on diversity issues relevant to the disorders, their treatments, and policy public issues in the field. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 323.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 323. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 345 - Psychology of Personality


    Course examines the major theories within the field of personality psychology and individual differences. These theories will touch on the influence of our biology, early experiences, motivation, thinking, future, and environment in the development of personality. Personality’s interactions with culture, gender, and health (both physical and mental) will be explored. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 322.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 322. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 350 - PII Human Sexual Behavior


    (Perspectives II Course) Analysis of sexuality from the viewpoint of the social sciences. Discussions are organized around the perspectives of essentialism and social constructionism. Topics include sexual behavior from a cross-cultural perspective; the sexual revolution; research on sexual behavior; theories of human sexuality, sexual orientation, and the connection among sex, gender, and sexuality. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: ANT.Q 101, ANT 102, PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102, or SOC.Q 101. Women’s Studies Minor course. Formerly: PSY 327.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: ANT.Q 101, ANT 102, PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102, or SOC.Q 101. Women’s Studies Minor course. Formerly: PSY 327. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 351 - Behavior Modification


    Designed to acquaint students with the research on behavior change and applications of the techniques of behavior modification to education, therapy, industry and self-improvement. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 231.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 231. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 352G - PII Culture and Psychology


    (Perspectives II Global course) Imagine you woke up one morning to find that your culture had been replaced by another. Could you still be you? In this course we will learn how culture influences our values, beliefs, perceptions, and the very definitions of what a person is and their place in the world. We will answer questions about the relationship between psychology and culture such as:. What is the value of studying the intersection of culture and psychology? What are the challenges of doing so? What becomes visible at this intersection that otherwise might be invisible? To what extent and in what ways can such study help us transcend socio-cultural boundaries instead of being bound by them in thought and action? Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 240G.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 240G. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 353 - Principles of Counseling


    Principles and techniques in counseling and psychotherapy as they relate to major psychological theories and research. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 334.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Formerly: PSY 334. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 354 - Issues in Aging


    In-depth investigation of the practical findings related to cognitive, economic, environmental, physical, political, and social forces affecting development in middle-aged and older adults in contemporary American society. Topics for discussion and analysis include coping and adaptation, healthcare, meaning in old age, successful aging, and death and dying. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Offered every other year. Offered off-campus.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Offered every other year. Offered off-campus. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: even years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 355 - Aging and Community Service


    This course integrates community placement in elder care and adult residential settings with some of the major theories and data related to the biological, psychological and social characteristics of older adults, as well as with the research investigating the various ways in which older adults influence, and are influenced by, their community. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Offered every other year. Offered off-campus.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Offered every other year. Offered off-campus. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: odd years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 356 - Psychological Testing


    This course is an introduction to psychological testing that provides students with a broad foundation and general literacy about the process of psychological testing, its various methods and purposes, as well as the social, political, and legal issues involved. Specific psychometric instruments used for group and individual testing, including intelligence personality, and achievement, will also be reviewed. Students will learn about the process (and complexities) of developing a test. Although not intended to qualify students to administer and interpret psychological test, this course will help them learn to think critically about testing and assessment and to make good judgments about tests and assessment data. A good foundation for students who are thinking about a career in counseling, education, or school psychology. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 357 - Special Topics in Psychology


    For junior and senior psychology majors. Choice of topics reflects the special interests of students and instructor. Course Codes: BR. Special/Selected Topic. Formerly: PSY 341.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Special/Selected Topic. Formerly: PSY 341. Normal cycle offering: Spring and Summer. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 358 - Positive Psychology


    Positive Psychology is the study of the conditions and psychological processes that contribute to the optimal functioning of people, groups, and institutions; the goal is to identify and enhance conditions, strengths, and virtues that foster the good life and allow individuals and communities to thrive. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 359 - Neuropsychology


    Neuropsychology relates brain processes to human behavior and cognition. In this course, we will gain a solid foundation in human neuroanatomy and read case studies and scientific research papers to learn about the effects of different brain lesions. Some of the disorders we will cover include: agnosia, aphasia, epilepsy, hemineglect, and various memory disorders. Course Codes: BHR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or special permission from the instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BHR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or special permission from the instructor. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 370 - Philosophy of Mind


    This introduction to the philosophy of mind will focus on questions about the nature of mind in relation to conceptions of the nature of the human being, thus taking up problems concerning the relations between our concepts of mind, body, brain, soul and self. Readings from Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, James and Wittgenstein. Prerequisite: PHL.Q*101. Course Codes: BR.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: PHL.Q*101. Course Codes: BR. Normal cycle offering: variable. Typical yearly cycle: irregular.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 456 - Psychological Tests and Measurements


    This course provides an overview of the basic concepts and principles underlying psychological testing and test construction. Tests used in the assessment of intelligence, personality, neuropsychological functioning, achievement and career interests are reviewed and demonstrated.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BHR. Prereq: PSY 201. Cross listed with HESAA 556. Experiential Learning course. Normal Offering Cycle: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 457 - Organizational Behavior and Leadership


    This course will provide an overview of psychological principles applied to the workplace and theories of leadership. We will draw extensively on examples from our own and others’ work lives, focusing especially those that relate to higher education. The class will culminate in the furthering of individual leadership skills by class-designed leadership workshops. This course is endorsed by the Leadership Program at Nazareth College. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Cross listed with HESAA 557.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Cross listed with HESAA 557. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 460 - Adv Special Topics in Psychology


    For junior and senior psychology majors. Choice of topics reflects the special interest of students and instructor. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101. Formerly: PSY 441.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY.Q 101. Formerly: PSY 441. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 472 - History of Psychology


    Evolution of psychology as a distinct scientific discipline. Philosophical roots of psychology; influence of world events; contemporary developments in psychology. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: Senior status or permission of instructor as well as 15 hours of psychology. Formerly: PSY 442.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: Senior status or permission of instructor as well as 15 hours of psychology. Formerly: PSY 442. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 473 - Senior Seminar


    Senior seminar in psychology is a capstone course that explores both current and historical events in the discipline. As a culminating experience for the psychology major, students utilize their knowledge about psychological principles and theories to think critically about current and past events in psychology. Students read and discuss selected topics, give presentations about recent developments in the discipline or events of historical importance, and write a comprehensive review paper that integrates their study of psychology with their goals for the future. The comprehensive paper serves as part of the senior comprehensive exam. The exact nature of course topics may vary by instructor. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: Senior status or permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: Senior status or permission of instructor. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 481 - Gerontology Internship I


    A practical guided learning experience that engages students actively and directly with a professional experience in the fields of gerontology and/or geriatrics to connect experiential learning with academic study. Incorporates psychological and gerontological theory, research, and practice into application in a gerontological/geriatric setting. Provides students with the opportunity to explore career options and to become familiar with professional practice while enhancing the student’s knowledge, skills and interests. In addition to on-site activities, students complete reflective assignments and participate in three seminar discussions. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship site and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with the Gerontology Program Director as well as the Director of Internships to discuss a new internship site. Application and program approval are required prior to course selection. All College policies related to internships apply; only S/U grading. Prereq: 15 hours and a GPA of 3.0 in Psychology courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prereq: 15 hours and a GPA of 3.0 in Psychology courses. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 482 - Gerontology Internship II


    A practical guided learning experience that engages students actively and directly with a professional experience in the fields of gerontology and/or geriatrics to connect experiential learning with academic study. Incorporates psychological and gerontological theory, research, and practice into application in a gerontological/geriatric setting. Provides students with the opportunity to explore career options and to become familiar with professional practice while enhancing the student’s knowledge, skills and interests. In addition to on-site activities, students complete reflective assignments and experience-based projects. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship site and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with the Gerontology Program Director as well as the Director of Internships to discuss a new internship site. Application and program approval are required prior to course selection. All College policies related to internships apply; this course is reserved for students who have completed PSY 481 and cannot occur at the same site as PSY 481; only S/U grading. Prereq: 15 hours and a GPA of 3.0 in Psychology courses. This course is reserved for students who have completed PSY 481.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prereq: 15 hours and a GPA of 3.0 in Psychology courses. This course is reserved for students who have completed PSY 481. Normal cycle offering: Spring and Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 483 - Psychology Internship I


    Practical guided learning experience at a business or organization with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities students complete reflective assignments and participate in three seminar discussions to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with Director of Internship and their home department to discuss a new opportunity. All college policies related to internships apply. Prereq: PSY 201, PSY 202, Jr. Status, GPA > 2.5, Psy GPA > 3.0 (All internships).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prereq: PSY 201, PSY 202, Jr. Status, GPA > 2.5, Psy GPA > 3.0 (All internships). Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
 

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