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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 apply concepts and theories of child development while participating in a 20-hour field experience in a Kindergarten-Grade 6 classroom. This course must be taken concurrently with a PSY 200 Psychology of Child Development section reserved for Education majors. Prerequisite: Students should have a minimum cumulative average of 2.00, recommendations of two SUNY Ulster instructors, and required fingerprinting. Contact the Education Program Coordinator for fingerprint information.
Students are provided with a survey of early childhood and elementary education and given an opportunity to explore possible careers in education. A field experience in a culturally diverse Kindergarten-Grade 6 classroom is included. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab. Prerequisites: Overall minimum cumulative average of 2.00, PSY 200 with a grade of C or better, recommendations from two SUNY Ulster instructors, and required fingerprinting. Permission of the instructor is required.
This course will provide students with a greater understanding of the social and philosophical issues involved in education and an understanding of the historical development of the public education system in the United States.
Students apply concepts and theories of adolescent development while participating in a 20-hour field experience in grades 7-8 in a middle school setting. This course must be taken concurrently with PSY 206 Psychology of Adolescence. Prerequisite: Students should have a minimum cumulative average of 2.00, recommendations of two SUNY Ulster instructors, and required fingerprinting. Contact the Education Program Coordinator for fingerprint information.
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 a writing competency test, which is evaluated by a panel of instructors and constitutes 25% of students' final grade for the course. Prerequisite: Placement by test or completion of ENG 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.
Students study authors and works from the Medieval era through the 17th century. Extensive writing, with emphasis on the use of secondary materials and a research paper, is required. The course fulfills the ENG 102 College English II requirement. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 171 or the permission of the Honors Program Director.Prerequisite or corequisite: LIB 111.
Students are provided with a historical survey of American literature from the early colonial period through the mid-19th century. Representative authors include Winthrop, Bradstreet, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Melville. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a grade of C or better and LIB 111 or by permission of instructor.
Designed to provide a working knowledge of standard English grammar for future teachers and all others interested in the structure of the English language, this course not only covers basic grammatical principles, but also models student-centered methods of instruction. Topics covered include parts of speech, sentence patterns, phrases and clauses, diagramming sentences, and practical applications. This class does not fulfill a humanities elective. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or better or permission of the instructor.
This course gives the student an historical survey of literature for children with special attention to the evaluation, selection, and teaching of literature for the pre-school and elementary years. Genres studied include picture books, fiction, traditional literature, nonfiction, and poetry. Students successfully completing ENG 217 will identify major works, authors, and illustrators of children's literature, recognize various forms, themes, and issues of children's literature from different ethnic and cultural sources, and describe the basic elements of the history and criticism of children's literature. (This course is primarily intended for those enrolled in the Early&Childhood Ed B-6 program). Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a grade of C or better and LIB 111 or by permission of instructor.
Students explore the skills needed for successful creative writing. Students practice writing essays, short stories, poetry, and drama. This course is for students who have acquired a better than average facility in writing. 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.
Computer and CAD/CAM applications are used to make graphical presentations that consist of spatial analysis of points, lines, planes, and solids. Students also study vector analysis as applied to engineering mechanics. 3 hrs. lab. Prerequisite: ENR 103.
This course covers the use of the personal computer as an analysis tool in engineering calculations. Students will study internal data representation (binary, hexadecimal, and ASCII codes), structured algorithm design, and numerical analysis methods. Vector operations and matrix manipulation will be emphasized. Class assignments will consist of writing code statements in higher-level languages to instruct the PC to solve particular problems. The principles of compilers, branching, recursive programs, functions, subroutines, and global storage are included.
The availability, characteristics, and physical properties of various materials commonly used in industry-ferrous and nonferrous metals and nonmetals (polymers and ceramics), such as wood, plastics, glass, rubber, and masonry-are covered in this course. Students also review current developments in the field of materials. The laboratory covers destructive and nondestructive testing of materials, including tension, compression, torsion, and deflection. Laboratory work includes micro- and macro-examinations of materials and tests of ductility, hardness, impact, stress, and strain by various methods. 2 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. Prerequisite: CHE 101 or CHE 103.
This course covers the fundamentals of digital logic. Students will study combinational and sequential circuits. Karnaugh maps and Boolean algebra will be covered as ways of simplifying logic circuits. Feedback will be used to introduce gates with memory such as various types of flip flops and latches. Throughout the course there will be an emphasis on grouping together fundamental building blocks (NAND, NOR, etc.) into higher level componenets such as registers, adders and multiplexers. The laboratory will focus on the design and construction of digital circuits. Prerequisites: MAT 170 and ENR 110 or CSC 150.
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.
This course provides an introduction to minerals and rocks, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism, the geologic processes by which water, wind and ice slowly sculpt the Earth's landscape and a broad survey of the evolution of planet Earth over its 4.6 billion-year geologic history. An optional field trip may be offered. This course is designed for non-science majors. Students who have previously passed ESC 104, or students presently enrolled in ESC 104 may not take this course.