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Students gain practical experience in speaking situations, group discussion, and informative and persuasive presentations. Emphasis is on confidence-building through extemporaneous delivery and through audiovisual resources. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.
Students will be engaged in practical work experience within the areas of Communications and Media Arts. The parameters of the internship will be established between the student and the hosting organization under the department's supervision. A contract specifying hours and a method of evaluation will be signed by the parties with sufficient hours for the credits earned. This opportunity will be open to second-year students, with the approval of the student's academic advisor and the department chairperson.
This course introduces the fundamentals of ethical theory with an area-specific examination of ethical dilemmas pertaining to the professions of the criminal justice system. Students will focus on comprehensive issues facing law enforcement, legal practice, sentencing, corrections, research, and crime control policy. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101
This course presents an examination of prevailing juvenile justice philosophy, existing juvenile justice laws, public policy, and current research and theories, as well as methods of treatment, control, and prevention.
Under the supervision of criminal justice officials, students participate in agency activities by performing a variety of support services and administrative tasks. Students have an opportunity to contrast criminal justice theory with the reality of the workplace. Appointment to, and continuation in, any internship is contingent upon meeting specific eligibility requirements and the standards of the sponsoring criminal justice agency. In addition, students attend a one-hour lecture each week. Prerequisites: Completion of at least 30 credits with a 2.5 grade-point average and/or by advisement. Phone 687-5192 for further information.
Students are introduced to national income analysis. Topics include money, banking and monetary policy, national income determination and fiscal policy, macroeconomic policy, the problems of inflation and unemployment, and economic growth. Prerequisite: MAT 100 or high school Mathematics Course II or by advisement.
The laws of markets are surveyed in this course. Topics include the law of supply and demand, the economics of the firm, competition, monopoly, and economic regulation. Prerequisite: MAT 100 or high school Mathematics Course II or by advisement.
Students read, discuss, and write essays that explore contemporary social issues. Students work on skills necessary to meet the challenge of writing accurately and clearly on the college level. Students write a minimum of eight essays, including three in-class essays. Emphasis is on the development of a topic, use of appropriate rhetoric and research, and a review of grammar. At the end of the semester, students must take and pass a writing competency test, which is evaluated by a panel of instructors. Students who pass the test receive the grade earned during the semester; those who do not pass must repeat the course. Prerequisite: Placement by Entering Student Assessment or completion of ISP 081 with a grade of C or better. A grade of C or better must be earned for advancement to ENG 102.
Students read and discuss literature that explores the human condition and its moral dilemmas, social problems, and values. This course continues to stress the development of writing skills, with emphasis on criticism, analysis, research methods, and documentation. A research paper is required. Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 101 with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite or corequisite: LIB 111.
This course explores the nature and development of science fiction as an independent and vital part of literature and as a comment on the nature of humanity and its relationship with both the world and the great unknown. Representative authors may include Shelley, Verne, Wells, Bradbury, Clarke, Huxley, Miller Jr., and Dick. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a grade of C or better and LIB 111 or by permission of instructor.
An introduction to technical writing, this course considers the problems of presenting technical subject matter and provides instruction and practice in report writing and oral presentations. Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a C or better or A.A.S. program requirement or permission of the instructor. Prerequisite or corequisite: LIB 111.
Designed for the non-science major, this course provides an introduction to Earth Science through an examination of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans. Topics covered include the Earth-Sun system, the structure and composition of the Earth's atmosphere, global circulation patterns, severe weather, global climate change, physical oceanography, shoreline processes, and the seafloor and plate tectonics. This course may not be taken for credit by students who take GEG 101. 3 hrs. lect.
Designed for the non-science major, this course provides an introduction to geology and the geological evolution of North America through a detailed examination of selected U.S. National Parks and Monuments. National Parks studied include the Grand Canyon, Zion, Canyonlands, Petrified Forest, Badlands, Mammoth Cave, Carlsbad Caverns, Acadia, Yosemite, Mt. Rainier, Crater Lake, Hawaii Volcanoes, Yellowstone, and Death Valley among others. In addition to learning about the geology of North America's National Parks, students will also gain an appreciation for the scenic beauty, natural resources, flora, and fauna preserved in these unique areas. Pre or Corequisite: ENG 102. 3 hrs. lect.
This course will cover the geology and tectonic history of the Hudson Valley of New York State by intensive field study of selected rock outcrops from New York City to Saratoga Springs. This course is designed for any SUNY Ulster students or community members interested in knowing more about the geology of our local area. This course will meet all day, for eight days, over a two-week span of time. It's taught entirely in the field, rain or shine, and will require moderately-strenuous hiking and rock scrambling at times. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 3 hrs. lect.
A fire science technology internship will allow students to develop new skills in this demanding field of study. The opportunity of learning outside of the traditional classroom is an important component to a student's overall education. The students will enhance their understanding and expand their knowledge of the complexities of today's fire science and emergency services first responder and the many other support areas that are needed in this field. This course enables the student to experience and evaluate many areas of fire science and emergency services, providing an opportunity to expand their understanding of the goals and philosophy of these specific agencies through a hands-on work experience.
Prerequisite: FIR 101, FIR 102, FIR 103 and Permission of the Discipline Coordinator
An accelerated course for students who have taken high school French, but who need to review elementary French, this course features regular practice with language tapes and videos and extensive practice of communication skills. The course is intended to satisfy two semester language requirements. It meets for six hours each week. Prerequisite: Two years of high school French or by advisement.
A third-level course for students who can already communicate orally in simple French and who have a good knowledge of basic French grammar, Intermediate French I stresses improvement in speaking, reading, and writing French. Students read articles from French newspapers and magazines and simplified selections from French literature. In addition, they review French grammar and practice applying it in conversations, reports, and compositions. Recommended: Three to four years of high school French, the equivalent of FRE 102 or FRE 111 or FRE 115, or by advisement.
This survey course traces the development of Western Civilization from the ancient world through the end of the 16th century. This course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for European history. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.
This survey course traces the development of Western Civilization from the 17th century to the present. This course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for European history. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.
This survey course traces the development of American civilization from the post-Civil War era through the present. This course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for American history. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.