BIOL 207: Human Anatomy & Physiology II
4 credits, Physical and Life Sciences lab
Prerequisite: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 206)
How are the various organ systems—such as the cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems—in the human body put together? How do the systems work together to make sure the whole body functions the way it should? What happens when a body system or a group of body systems fails to work properly, such as failures that might result in a stroke or heart attack? If these questions intrigue you, this course may be of interest to you.
This course is taught A. J. Russo, Department of Biology.
BUSA 343: Social Media Marketing
3 credits, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Prerequisite: Marketing (BUSA 240)
A recent survey of the 100 largest Fortune Global 500 companies, public relations firm Burson-Marsteller (www.burson-marsteller.com) found that more than three-quarters (79%) of the top 100 companies are using at least one of the four social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or corporate blogs. The study reported that people are following companies for news and information about the company, products, and promotions, to offer feedback, and to engage customer service. In another study, eMarketer1 reports that the US social media advertising spending will hit $2.0 billion.
Clearly, social media marketing has emerged as an important marketing strategy. Students will be introduced to various social media outlets, measurement tools including, Hootsuite, tweetdeck, Sprinklr, and Technorati, and strategic media marketing strategies. Real life case examples will be used throughout this online course.
This course is taught by P. Stamp, Business Administration and Accounting Department.
CISC 118: Game Programming
4 credits, Physical & Life Sciences
An introductory course in computer programming with an emphasis on game programming. Students will learn to program while creating simple computer games. Structured programming and object- oriented programming will be stressed. Students will learn how to deal with graphics, sound, and handle mouse and keyboard events. There will be a project at the end of the course.
This course is taught by Dr. Robert C. Gann, Department of Computer Science.
INTR 160: Introduction to Global Studies
3 credits, Humanities
This course introduces students to interdisciplinary perspectives on global systems using concepts such as diversity, tradition, hybrid or blended identities, and tolerance. It seeks to help students find ways to work respectfully and productively in an interconnected world. Students who complete this course and either 101 or 102 in CHIN, FREN, GERM or SPAN will fulfill the language requirement.
This course is taught by M. Wolff, Department of Modern Languages.
MUSI 176: Rock Music History
3 credits, Humanities
Contract a “Social Disease!” Popular culture rocks our cradle, permeates society, and our interaction with others. The powers that be attempt to electrify our surroundings with high voltage presentations of their products and jolt our necessity for them. Without us knowing it, they can manipulate our tastes and perceptions of ourselves. Steve Markuson’s new personalized text, “Rock on the Roll, Serving Up Popular Culture”, puts a twist on the creation and deflation of pop music icons and provides unusual insight into those who fill us with “The Desire of Necessity”—igniting our imaginations, designing decades, and choosing which musicians will represent the dynamics of a generation.
“Rock On-Line for Summer 2017”—while surveying American history and culture through the lens of popular music, this course allows students to create a personal response to the music around them, past and present. Students will offer personal input into the class through concert reviews, discussions of performances and performers, and appraisals of Pop Culture.
This course is taught by S. Markuson, Music Department.
PHIL 236: Logic
3 credits, Humanities, QFR
Do you trust your ability to reason? When you provide evidence for a claim, how good is your logic? It’s easy to feel confident, but we often over-estimate our abilities. In fact, our reasoning is routinely sloppy. On the one hand, we make inferences where we shouldn’t, or deduce things that can’t be deduced. On the other hand, formal logic has been crucial in the development of much modern technology (like the computer you are using now). Logic matters. It’s worth being good at it.
Logic is the science of argument—of premise and conclusion. It examines the structure of good reasoning and attempts to formalize it in a way that eliminates error. This course will be an introduction to Logic, so understood. While we will begin with the basics of argument, we will quickly immerse ourselves in sentential logic, learning a system of inferential rules and methods for proving the validity (or invalidity) of arguments. We will also introduce predicate logic. Finally, we will spend some time considering the fallacies (errors in reasoning), both formal and informal.
You will complete this course in a collaborative online environment. The course involves numerous online exercises, as well as readings and participation in discussion boards. There is a heavy emphasis on doing formal logic rather than studying formal logic. The course thus involves lots of practice problems, where students are encouraged to help each other work through the more challenging problems together.
The course is taught by J. Wisnewski, Department of Philosophy.
SOCI 105: Introduction to Sociology
3 credits, Sociology
What is sociology? How do sociologists go about their work? Sociology as a distinctive perspective on human behavior. The links between personal experience and wider social forces are explored while covering the main fields of the discipline.
The course is taught by Dr. Cecelia C. Walsh-Russo, Department of Sociology.