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Aspects of Aging

HUS 207

Historical, biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging in our society are presented. Students examine aging as a stage in life and study the developmental tasks and life changes faced by the elderly in our society. Students also explore social welfare, social services, and social work, with an emphasis on direct practice skills as they apply to the aging individual in the community: local, county, regional, and contemporary society. Classroom practice sessions develop and improve skills in direct care of the elderly. Prerequisite or corequisite: HUS 103.

Ethics & Standards for HumSrvs

HUS 209

Students will learn the history of ethics and reflect on the ethical concerns common to human services and direct support care situations. Professional codes of ethics and the concepts of values, morals, boundaries, and confidentiality within the human services and direct support profession will be explored. The course will address moral concepts including virtue and justice. There will be an examination of right and wrong as it applies to case studies based on human service and direct support care situations. Students will learn and apply the concept of ethical decision making. Classroom sessions are also used to learn and develop practice skills for human services and direct support professionals. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HUS 103 **Enrollment in this course is restricted to students matriculated in the Human Services Associates in Applied Science (A.A.S) Degree Program & the Direct Support Practice Certificate Program or by permission of the department.

Hum Serv Interview & Counselng

HUS 211

Students are introduced to the basics of interviewing and counseling. Specific topics include working with multicultural populations, counseling theories, assessment methods, effective counseling techniques, and ethical considerations. Classroom practice sessions are utilized to improve interviewing and counseling skills. Prerequisite: HUS 103.

HUS Practicum&Seminar I

HUS 212

This course is the first in a two-course sequence designed for the A.A.S. Human Service degree program In this course, students apply the values, concepts and skills acquired in the classroom to supervised participation in direct service, administrative and/or community-based tasks in a human service setting. Students investigate the structure and function of a human service agency, its role in the community, the inter-agency network and the characteristics and issues of populations served. Students develop increased self-awareness as beginning human service professionals and strengthen generalist practice skills as they observe and assist experienced staff and interact with individuals, families and/or groups at a level appropriate to the placement and the setting. Students are required to complete 125 hours in the field placement agency and participate 15 hours of campus-based seminars held on alternate weeks throughout the semester. This course is a requirement for students seeking the Certificate in Direct Care. Prerequisite: 30 hours of Major Core Courses, HUS 103; ENG 101.

Special Topic: Industrial Tech

IND 270

Students will explore special topics in the area of industrial technology and a more concentrated study within the discipline. Each course will emphasize a basic understanding of content, concurrent with the development of critical thinking skills in the analysis of relevant issues. This course may be taken twice for credit, provided the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENG 101. May be offered by request.

Field Experience/Ind Studies

IST 214

Students spend 8-10 hours per week, or 120 hours during the semester, in direct service to an agency and classroom learning with the field instructor. Students develop an individualized learning plan in collaboration with the field instructor and site supervisor that emphasizes the integration of classroom learning with learning in the field and strengthens work related competencies. This course is not recommended for Human Service majors in the A.S. degree program. This course is for students interested in expanding their knowledge of a chosen profession and/or gain relevant experience in the field in preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Freshman Seminar

KEY 103

An orientation seminar geared toward individual educational goals, this course emphasizes the College's resources, support systems and development of student educational plans. Topics include the College's policies and procedures, motivation and goal setting, utilizing the Portal and Blackboard, financial literacy, and career and transfer planning. This course is designed specifically for first time, full-time students.

Information Literacy

LIB 111

Students will learn the concepts and skills required to locate and manage accurate and authoritative information, fulfilling academic, professional, and personal demands. Critical thinking is reinforced through hands-on applications to develop competency and to build an awareness of the broader issues emerging in the digital landscape. Students will practice techniques to adapt to rapidly changing technology, and to become discriminating users of information in multiple formats and subject areas.

Pre-Algebra

MAT 091

Topics in this course include a review of arithmetic formulas, the concept of a variable, word problems, signed numbers, consumer mathematics, linear equations, and geometry(area, volume, and perimeter). The course is for students who need to bring their skills up to a level necessary for placement in either MAT 095 or MAT 098. A grade of C or better must be earned before advancement to MAT 095 or MAT 098. Prerequisite: Entering Student Assessment.

Intro: Quantitative Reasoning

MAT 095

This course focuses on basic mathematical skills for everyday life. Students will utilize percentages, probability, mathematical modeling, and statistical thinking to solve real life problems. Concepts are investigated through group work and class discussion in the context of medical, environmental, civic and financial scenarios. Prerequisite: MAT 091 with a grade of C or better, or by placement assessment. Pre and/or Corequisite: Placement into COS 101 or higher.

Basic Algebra

MAT 098

The following topics are covered in this first course in algebra: signed numbers, properties of real numbers, operations with polynomials, introduction to exponents, first degree equations and inequalities, introduction to absolute value, word problems, and graphing. Students may not use this course to satisfy mathematics requirements or mathematics electives in a program unless specifically approved by the Department of Mathematics and the department offering that program. The course satisfies an open elective at SUNY Ulster, but may not transfer to other institutions. Prerequisite: MAT 091 with a grade of C or better or by Entering Student Assessment.

Intermediate Algebra

MAT 100

Extending the skills covered in MAT 098, students learn factoring, algebraic fractions, exponents, roots, radicals, and quadratic functions. Students may not use this course to satisfy mathematics requirements or mathematics electives in a program unless specifically approved by the Department of Mathematics and the department offering that program. The course satisfies an open elective at SUNY Ulster, but may not transfer to other institutions. Prerequisite: MAT 098 with a grade of C or better or equivalent course in elementary algebra or by Entering Student Assessment.

College Algebra

MAT 105

Topics in this course include complex numbers; linear and quadratic equations; absolute value and polynomial inequalities; coordinate geometry of the line and circle; linear and polynomial functions; techniques of graphing; exponential functions; and an introduction to logarithms. A scientific hand-held calculator is required. Prerequisite: MAT 100 with a grade of C or better, high school equivalent (see Guidelines for Mathematics Placement, p. 178), or by Entering Student Assessment. This course should not be taken by students who plan to take MAT 160.

Quantitative Reasoning

MAT 110

This course focuses on mathematical and statistical reasoning important for decision-making in everyday life. Students will utilize percentages, probability, mathematical modeling, and statistical thinking to solve real-life problems. Concepts are investigated through group work and class discussion in the context of medical, environmental, civic and financial scenarios. Prerequisite: MAT 095 with a grade of C or better or by placement assessment. Pre and/or Corequisite: Placement into COS 101 or higher.

Coll Algebra&Trigonometry

MAT 115

Topics in mathematics preparatory to MAT 160 are covered in this course. Students study linear and quadratic equations; absolute value and polynomial inequalities; coordinate geometry of the line and circle; linear and polynomial functions; techniques of graphing; exponential functions; logarithms; right triangle trigonometry; trigonometric functions of any angle; and fundamental trigonometric identities. A scientific hand-held calculator is required. Prerequisite: MAT 100 with a grade of C or better, high school equivalent (see Guidelines for Mathematics Placement), or by Entering Student Assessment.

Computer Mathematics

MAT 120

This course is designed for students in the Network Administration Program. Topics essential to solving problems associated with computers and computer networks are covered. They include number systems; arithmetic operations in different number systems; computer arithmetic; algorithms & flowcharts; selected topics in algebra; sets; logics; Boolean algebra and logic gates; matrix manipulation techniques for solving systems of linear equations; graphing and linear programming; elementary descriptive statistics and probability. Prerequisites: MAT 098, high school equivalent (see Guidelines for Mathematics Placement), or Entering Student Assessment at MAT 100 (or higher).

Found of Elem School Math

MAT 140

Background information for the teaching of elementary school mathematics is provided in this course. Topics include problem solving; number theory; set theory; probability and statistics; theory of addition and subtraction; and logic. Students learn mathematical theory and application, and experience the role of elementary school students through a variety of classroom activities and demonstrations. Prerequisite: MAT 100 or its equivalent with a grade of C or better, high school equivalent (see Guidelines for Mathematics Placement), or by Entering Student Assessment. This course is open to education majors only.

Pre-Calculus

MAT 160

Topics in mathematics preparatory to MAT 170 are covered in this course. Students study functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric), inverse functions, and conic sections. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: MAT 115 with a grade of C or better, high school equivalent (see Guidelines for Mathematics Placement), or by Entering Student Assessment.

Calculus I

MAT 170

Survey of functions; limits; the first and second derivative; definite integrals; differentiation of polynomial, exponential, and trigonometric functions; curve sketching; and other applications of the derivative are covered in this course. This is the first of a three-course sequence dealing with Calculus. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: MAT 160 with a grade of C or better or high school equivalent (see Guidelines for Mathematics Placement).

Calculus II

MAT 180

The antiderivative, techniques of integration, applications of the definite integral, approximations, improper integrals, L'Hospital's Rule, series, and sequences are covered in this course. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: MAT 170 with a grade of C or better.


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