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Environmental Themes

SCI 104

Designed for the non-science major, this course provides students with a basic understanding of how various aspects of the global natural environment interconnect with each other and with human society. Emphasis is placed on sustainable technological, economic, and social solutions to environmental dilemmas. Such topics as resource management, energy sources, pollution control, water resources, legal aspects, economics, and ethics are covered. 3 hrs. lect; optional 3 hrs. lab SCI 105 for 1 credit.

Beginning Sign Language I

SGN 113

Students gain experience with contact sign and are introduced to American Sign Language (ASL). They learn the use of the manual alphabet for finger-spelling and how to develop vocabulary through sign production. Students become familiar with the history of sign language and gain an understanding of effective facial expressions. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.

Beginning Sign Language II

SGN 114

A continuation of SGN 113, students continue to develop vocabulary and gain extensive experience in signing situations created by the instructor. Signing simple songs and stories, as well as receptive reading of the signed stories of classmates will be practiced in small group activities. Prerequisite: SGN 113 or by advisement.

Principles of Sociology

SOC 101

Students learn and use basic perspectives and research methods of sociology in examining individual and group interactions and institutions. This course concentrates on such topics as culture, the social origins of the self, collective behaviors and social movements, and social stratification.


SOC 203

The different patterns, definitions, and theories of crime are critically examined. The strengths and limitations of crime statistics and society's responses to crime are also reviewed. Prerequisite: SOC 101. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENG 101

Social Problems

SOC 206

Students use a sociological perspective to critically analyze how social issues and problems are developed and changed. This course focuses on such topics as crime and violence, racial and ethnic inequality, gender inequality, aging, employment, poverty, healthcare, and drug and alcohol use. Prerequisite: SOC 101. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENG 101

Sociology of the Family

SOC 207

Students will learn about and better understand family structure and its relation to society by using sociological methods and concepts. This course examines the diversity of U.S. families, using cross-cultural views to encourage students to analyze contemporary issues such as gender roles, the formation and dissolution of families, employment and family conflicts, domestic violence, and social policies. Prerequisite: SOC 101. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENG 101

Cultural Diversity

SOC 213

This course focuses on the theoretical foundation of cultural diversity in the United States. Racial, ethnic, gender, and class differences are examined from sociological perspectives. In order to develop deeper understanding of American culture, cross-cultural perspectives will be introduced. Active participation in class discussion is required. Prerequisite: SOC 101. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENG 101

Elementary Spanish I

SPA 101

A four-skills approach (listening, speaking, reading, writing) is taken in this introductory course for beginners. Communication in Spanish is emphasized and regular practice with language tapes and videos forms an integral part of the course. SPA 101 is not open to students with two or more years of high school Spanish except by advisement.

Elementary Spanish II

SPA 102

In this second-level course for students who already have some knowledge of Spanish, the focus is on the use of the preterite and imperfect to talk the about the past. In addition, students learn to use the future, the conditional, and the subjunctive in everyday conversations. Regular practice with language tapes and videos forms an integral part of the course. Recommended: Two years of high school Spanish, the equivalent of SPA 101 or SPA 110, or by advisement.

Accel Elem Spanish I & II

SPA 115

This is a review course for students who have taken high school Spanish, but who do not have the language skills necessary for placement in SPA 102 or SPA 111. Communication in Spanish is emphasized and regular practice with language tapes and videos forms an integral part of the course. The course is intended to satisfy two semester language requirements. It meets for six hours a week. Prerequisite: One to two years of high school Spanish or by advisement.

Intermediate Spanish I

SPA 201

Improvement in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish is stressed in this course for students who can already communicate orally in simple Spanish and who have a good knowledge of basic Spanish grammar. Students read articles from Spanish newspapers and magazines and simple short stories. In addition, they review Spanish grammar and practice, applying it in conversations, reports, and compositions. Recommended: Three to four years of high school Spanish; the equivalent of SPA 102, SPA 111, or SPA 115; or by advisement.

Intermediate Spanish II

SPA 202

Emphasis is on improvement of speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills in this course for students who can communicate orally on the intermediate level and who can begin to read unsimplified Spanish literature. Students read selections from Spanish and Latin American literature, learn about leading contemporary authors, listen to Spanish radio magazines, and work on their remaining problems with Spanish grammar. The instructor conducts the course almost entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 201 or ability to follow a course given in Spanish and to read Spanish prose with the help of a dictionary.

Introduction to the Theatre

THE 101

This course serves as a foundation for those pursuing a major in theater (future theater professionals) and provides insights and understanding for audience members (future theater-goers). Students will read a wide range of plays, constructively evaluate performances, analyze how plays are written and structured, explore ways in which the theatrical experience has varied in the past and the way it continues to change in the present, and understand how each of the theater arts functions today and how all are combined to create the productions we see in the theater. The only way to fully understand how a theater production is created is to participate in the rehearsal process and the construction or running of a show. To facilitate this, students will each have the opportunity to work (logging in a minimum of 20 hours) constructing the set or costumes, hanging and focusing the lights, or serving on a backstage crew in support of a Theater Program production.

Introduction to Acting

THE 110

A practical introduction to the actor's technique and performance skills, this course aspires to nurture a supportive and stimulating environment in which students can explore and practice the elements and disciplines necessary to begin formal training as an actor. The focus in this course will be on physical and vocal exercises and improvisation, as well as basic text and character analysis. By utilizing these tools, cultivating powers of observation, and stressing and applying the actor's goal to define the specific intention rendered by the most effective action, we will methodically work toward the mapping of the character's journey through the text. This course offers methods geared to help students get the most out of themselves and disciplines required to train their "acting instruments" (body and voice) to be more responsive, so that they possess a wider range of communications skills. The goal of the course is to introduce the student-actor to the technique necessary to master the basic discipline of truthful behavior in imaginary circumstances.

Veterinary Medical Terminology

VTS 111

This course presents a study of basic veterinary medical terminology. The primary purpose is for the students to be able to analyze a word, to determine its meaning and to use it properly, therefore preparing the student for future classes in veterinary science.

Vet Clinical Calculations

VTS 148

Students will study the basic mathematical techniques critical to proper calculation and administration of medications to their animal patients. They will also attain the skills to understand the importance of accuracy in calculations, proper use of units, and methods of administration and to become precise in all those areas. Students will learn to become competent in calculations and use of oral, parenteral, and intravenous medications. Prerequisites: MAT 100 with a grade of C or better or placement test into MAT 105 or higher

Intro-Veterinary Science Tech

VTS 149

Students will learn what it means to be a veterinary technician. This course will cover the New York State licensing law, scope of practice, the law and ethics of veterinary practice, controlled substances, veterinary-specific medical terminology, medical record systems and use legally defensible medical records, the human-animal bond, client and staff interactions, humane euthanasia and grief, OSHA safety, and inventory management basics.

Animal Nutrition

VTS 150

The complex nutritional requirements of companion animals ranging from exotic pets to large farm animals are presented in this course. This course covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of animal feeding through classroom lectures and student projects. Diseases related to nutrition deficiencies and fluid therapy are studied.

Parasitology & Microbiology

VTS 151

This course presents a brief comparative study of the various classes of microorganisms pathogenic to companion animals and livestock. A majority of the course material covers pathogenic parasites. In the lecture portion, life cycles, diagnosis and identification, and prevention, control and treatment strategies are studied. In the laboratory portion, aseptic technique, preparation and care of surgical materials, and preparation and identification of specimens and pathogens are studied. 3 hr. lect; 3 hr. lab. Prerequisite: BIO 100, VTS 111 and VTS 149.

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