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An introduction to the law as required of candidates. Topics include jurisdiction and responsibility of law enforcement, criminal and civil adjudicatory process and court structure, constitutional law, penal law, criminal procedure law, juvenile law, civil liability, ancillary NYS statutes and vehicle and traffic law.
Public Safety investigation techniques teaches candidates the various topics, knowledge, actions, and procedures required to investigate a crime. Topics include information development, interviewing techniques, physical evidence, injury and death cases, sex crimes, criminal investigation techniques specific to larceny (specifically auto theft, burglary, robbery and arson), narcotics and dangerous drugs, case preparation, organized crime, missing or abducted children, human trafficking, animal abuse cases, and basic crash management.
This course covers community relations issues and skills for the candidate. Topics include community policing and problem solving, community resources, services to victims and witnesses, crime prevention, crimes against the elderly, ethical awareness issues, cultural diversity, bias related incidents, persons with disabilities, sexual harassment issues and contemporary police problems.
Students examine fundamental philosophical problems and concepts and study various major philosophers and their representative works.
A critical study of ethical theory, the meaning and justification of moral judgments, and the nature of moral reasoning is presented in this course. Students study and discuss related classical and modern philosophical writings.
Designed for students in career and professional programs, but recommended for all students, this course in applied ethics offers students formal and explicit inquiry into the moral problems they will face in their chosen professions or interest areas. Different sections of the course will focus on areas such as bioethics; business ethics; and ethics in the engineering technologies, in criminal justice, and in human services. No prerequisite is required.
A critical study of the major religions of the East: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Emphasis is on the philosophical issues that arise from the worldview of each religion. Students study such areas as the ultimate source and nature of God, the universe, the nature of humanity and our place in the cosmos, and the relationship between religion and world culture. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.
A critical study of the major religions of the West: Mediterranean, Judaism, Christianity, Islam. Emphasis is on the philosophical issues that arise from the worldview of each religion. Students study such areas as the ultimate source and nature of God, the universe, the nature of humanity and our place in the cosmos, and the relationship between religion and world culture. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.
Classical mechanics with regard to motion, particle dynamics, Newton's Laws, Conservation of Energy, Conservation of Momentum, equilibrium of rigid bodies, simple harmonic motion, gravitation, fluid mechanics, and wave motion is explored in this calculus-based course. In the laboratory, students learn techniques for investigating physical phenomena and reporting with reasoned numerically-based analysis. Computer and calculator skills are required. 3 hrs. lect.; 4 hrs. lab and recitation. Prerequisite: MAT 170.
An analysis of the institutions and processes of power of the American political system, this course emphasizes the study of American values and beliefs, democratic theory, the role of media, and the interrelationship of economic and political power.
This course is designed to introduce students to the significant issues and problems of international politics. The course will acquaint students with various methods for analyzing change and continuity in the interaction of both state and non-state actors in world politics. Attention will be given to competing theoretical arguments to explain and predict international behavior before and during the post-Cold War era.
An examination of human behavior, this course covers such topics as learning, memory, problem solving, perception, motivation, personality, intelligence, testing, and abnormal behavior.