2020-2021 Student Catalog 
    
    Jun 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Biology

  
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    BIO 109 - General Biology I

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course represents the first semester of a two‑semester study of topics in General Biology.  Initial emphasis is placed on the chemistry of living organisms.  This knowledge is applied to the second major area of study, the cell. General histology, molecular genetics, energy utilization, protein synthesis, cell structure, and general cellular metabolism will be discussed.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters
    Co-Requisites: BIO 109L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 110 - General Biology II

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course represents the second semester of a two‑semester study of topics in General Biology.  Topics of Mendelian genetics and evolution are presented as first units.  Basic knowledge acquired in the first semester and these first units is applied to the comparison of the diverse structural and physiological adaptations of living organisms. Systems of support, movement, control, reproduction, internal transport, gas exchange, waste excretion, and nutrition will be discussed. 
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters
    Pre-Requisites: BIO 109 E/L
    Co-Requisites: BIO 110L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 117 - Human Biology

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    A survey course designed to meet the needs of a one semester introductory course in anatomy and physiology of the human body. Individuals preparing for a health-oriented career or individuals who desire basic knowledge in structure and function of the human body will find this course both interesting and stimulating. Topics may include the cell, DNA, the body as a whole, biomechanics, integration and control, exchange and transport, metabolism and reproduction. When appropriate, topics may be enhanced or deleted depending on the interest of the students.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters
    Co-Requisites: BIO 117L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 130 - Ecology Lecture

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course is an introduction to the basic study of biotic/abiotic interrelationships and how they compose a larger environment, what factors affect these interrelationships, how these interrelationships came to be, and what stresses/problems can interfere with these interrelationships.
    Usually offered Fall semester
    Co-Requisites: BIO 130L


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    BIO 133 - Monkeys, Apes & Man

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course is designed to acquaint students with the interrelationships of behavior, anatomy, and the environment in the study of the human and non-human primates. Important topics will include: Scientific Methods in Primate Studies, primate classification, a survey of representative forms, primate behavior, primate anatomy and conservation of wild and captive primates. Students will learn and apply methods of analysis appropriate for Primate anatomy and behavior studies. Because of the interest many disciplines share in primate studies, students who enjoy biology, anthropology, psychology, and animal management may find this course particularly useful. Also available as ANT 208.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 134 - Animal Behavior

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    An introductory course that reviews fundamental principles and processes associated with these topics: instinct, learning communication, social order, migration and orientation, courtship and other related issues as perceived by modern studies in animal behavior. A wide range of animals are used as examples.
    Restricted to Animal Management Students
    Usually offered Fall semester
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 136 - Contemporary Environmental Issues

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course is an introduction to select principles of ecology associated with human impact on the biosphere. Local and global effects of human interaction will be studied with special attention paid to population growth, water and air pollution, land use, energy use, and atmospheric problems.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 201 - Botany

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    A comparative survey of the plant kingdom in which the anatomy and physiology, and life cycles of plants are studied. Biological principles are emphasized in the following areas: cellular metabolism, growth and morphogenesis, reproduction and heredity, distribution and taxonomy. Ecological relationships are discussed in light of their impact upon ecosystem equilibrium.
    Usually offered Spring semester
    Co-Requisites: BIO 201L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 203 - Biotechnology I

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This is the first semester of a 3-semester sequence of courses in which students will become familiar with both the theory and skills used in biotechnology laboratories. Students will learn to perform recombinant DNA techniques by working with genomic and plasmid DNA, and to transfer, select for, identify, characterize, amplify, and purify genes. Experiments with electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction, and plasmid preps will be included.
    Usually offered Fall semester
    Pre-Requisites: CHE 121 and CHE 113
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 204 - Biotechnology II

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec., 3 Lab

    This is the second semester of a 2-semester sequence of courses in which students will become familiar with both the theory and skills used in biotechnology laboratories. This course will focus on techniques used to work with proteins. These techniques include purifying enzymes, analysis and assay, Western blots, mass spectrometry, and immunoflourescence.
    Pre-Requisites: BIO 203, 203L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 205 - Zoology

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This is an introductory course in general zoology. Three main themes will be covered during the semester. Initial study will focus on a brief overview of cells, principles of Mendelian genetics, and an introduction to the process of evolution. This initial study yields insight into how such a wide variety of animal forms and functions were produced during the earth’s history. The second area of study will be an overview of features associated with the major animal phyla (groups). This will provide an understanding of how animals are classified especially in terms anatomical, developmental, and evolutionary differences. In concert with the second area, the third major area of study will be comparative dealing with the evolution of form and function.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters
    Co-Requisites: BIO 205L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 207 - Herpetology

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This is a course designed to introduce the student to the structure, taxonomy, ecology and ethology of reptiles and amphibians. Emphasis will also be placed on their captive care, breeding, and housing.
    Restricted to Animal Management Students or with Permission of the Instructor
    Usually offered Fall semester


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    BIO 208 - Ornithology

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    A study of the evolution, taxonomy, anatomy, physiology and behaviors of birds. Special emphasis will be placed in those species of birds commonly found in captivity. Additional topics will include breeding, nutrition, collecting, transporting, housing, and displaying captive birds.
    Restricted to Animal Management Students or with Permission of the Instructor
    Usually offered Spring semester


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    BIO 209 - Mammology

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of mammalian biology and the captive management of mammals. Emphasis will be placed on the identification, taxonomy, evolution, anatomy and physiology, ethology and conservation of mammals. Consideration will also be given to captive husbandry, breeding and nutrition of mammals.
    Restricted to Animal Management Students or with Permission of the Instructor
    Usually offered Spring semester


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    BIO 210 - Aquarium Science

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    The study and practical experience in the identification, techniques of collection, maintenance, breeding and nutritional requirements of aquatic species. Emphasis will also be placed on the exhibition and display of these species particularly for educational purposes.
    Restricted to Animal Management Students or with Permission of the Instructor
    Usually offered Fall semester


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    BIO 213 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 4 Lec.

    A lecture course which begins the examination of the structure and function of the human body. The lecture component of the course emphasizes normal physiological processes. Topics include: basic biochemistry; cellular anatomy and physiology (with an emphasis on DNA, RNA, protein synthesis); histology; skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.
    Usually offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
    Pre-Requisites: AAC 042. A strong background in high school or college level biology taken within the last five years is highly recommended before attempting this course. Students lacking the background should take BIO 109, General Biology I or BIO 117, Human Biology, before attempting Human Anatomy & Physiology.
    Co-Requisites: BIO 213L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 213L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

    1 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lab

    A laboratory course which begins the examination of the structure of the human body. Topics include microscopy, anatomical and directional terminology, cellular anatomy, DNA, RNA and protein synthesis, mitosis, histology; skeletal and muscular structure; neuron, peripheral and central nervous system structure; cranial and spinal reflexes; eye and ear anatomy. The course consists of exercises designed to analyze data and observations and to examine anatomical structures and relationships at both the microscopic and macroscopic levels. Physiological modeling and computer assisted instruction will be used to emphasize topics covered in the associated lecture.
    Usually offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters
    Pre-Requisites: AAC 042. NOTE: A strong background in general or human biology is recommended before attempting this course. Students lacking the background should take BIO 109, General Biology I or BIO 117, Human Biology, before attempting Human Anatomy & Physiology.
    Co-Requisites: BIO 213
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 214 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 4 Lec.

    Continuation of BIO 213. A lecture course which examines the reproductive, endocrine, lymphatic, immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, and digestive systems. The course emphasizes the normal physiological processes of these systems while also examining selected pathology. Anatomical structures and relationships, as they pertain to normal and pathologic physiology, will be examined.
    Usually offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
    Pre-Requisites: BIO 213
    Co-Requisites: BIO 214L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 214L - Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II

    1 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lab

    A laboratory course which examines the reproductive, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, and digestive systems. The course consists of exercises designed to analyze data and observations and to examine anatomical structures and relationships at both the microscopic and macroscopic levels.
    Usually offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
    Pre-Requisites: BIO 213L
    Co-Requisites: BIO 214
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 215 - Neuroanatomy and Physiology

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course will deal with the various parts of the nervous system and its environment. Emphasis will be placed on correlation between structure and function. We shall include numerous examples of clinical and experimental findings following damage to or manipulation of the nervous system of humans and laboratory animals. Sensory and motor pathways, gross topography, neuron/neurological function and embryology will be covered in detail.
    Restricted to Physical Therapist Assistant and Massage Therapy Students or with Permission of the Instructor
    Usually offered Fall semester
    Pre-Requisites: BIO 213


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    BIO 221 - Microbiology

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    In Microbiology students study the nature of microorganisms from an organismal as well as a molecular approach. Major topic areas include: the study of morphological and physiological nature of bacteria, cyanobacteria, rickettsia, viruses, protozoa, fungi, algae, and helminthology. The immune system is discussed from the standpoint of the human body’s normal responses (antibody), problems in both autoimmune diseases/tissue transplants, and the organism’s role in antigenic stimulation. Asepsis, transmission, chemical methods of control, physical methods of control, and the role of chemotherapy are additional topic areas. Selected bacterial, rickettsial, mycological, protozoal, helminth, viral, and nosocomial infections are discussed. Clinical as well as industrial procedures are performed in the laboratory.
    Usually offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
    Pre-Requisites: One semester of college biology or chemistry or permission of the instructor. Recommended: BIO 109/110 or BIO 213/214 or BIO 117 or CHE 110/111
    Co-Requisites: BIO 221L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 221L - Microbiology Lab

    0 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lab

    This is the required lab course associated with BIO 221. (See the BIO 221 course description for details.)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
    Pre-Requisites: One semester of college biology or chemistry or permission of the instructor. Recommended: BIO 109/110 or BIO 213/214 or BIO 117 or CHE 120/111.
    Co-Requisites: BIO 221


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    BIO 230 - Introduction to Soil Science

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 2 Lec.

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles of soil science: their origin; nature and constitution; and their chemical, physical and biological properties. Soils are explored in relation to their importance to the environment and to their uses for plant growth management. Emphasis will be placed on what constitutes soil and how it operates within the overall bioshpere. Labs focus on methods of scientific inquiry in the soil sciences and on learning practical skills for assessing and managing soils.
    Offered Spring semester
    Co-Requisites: BIO 230L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 240 - Biotechniques

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course is designed to present basic theories surrounding clinical/biological laboratory techniques, with major emphasis placed on the learning of practical skills used in the laboratory. Laboratory exercises will be related to realistic techniques employed in the modern clinical/biological laboratory. Selected topics include: scientific measurement, serology, radiology, hematology, immunology, urinalysis, and measurement of physiological parameters using instrumentation. This course is a capstone course for the clinical component of the Medical Assistant program.
    Usually offered Spring semester
    Pre-Requisites: One semester of college biology or chemistry or permission of the instructor. Recommended: BIO 117, BIO 213, or BIO 214.
    Co-Requisites: BIO 240L


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    BIO 246 - Radiation Biology/Protection

    2 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 2 Lec.

    Radiation protection procedures related to diagnostic use of radiation and the concept of As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA), Effective Dose (EfD), Negligible Individual Dose (NID), Deterministic and Stochastic effects. Radiation effects on biological molecules and organisms and factors affecting biological responses.  Acute and chronic effects of radiation are discussed.  Regulatory agencies will be identified and agency involvement in radiation protection will be discussed. 
    Restricted to Radiology Students
    Usually offered Spring Semester
    Pre-Requisites: BIO 214 E/L
    Concurrent Requirement: RAD 203, RAD 204 E/L/C, and RAD 212


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    BIO 250 - Cell Biology

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    The lecture portion of this course deals with the molecular organization and function of cells. Topics include cell chemistry, function of enzymes, and bioenergetics, structural and functional properties of cell membranes and organelles, cell replication, and molecular genetic mechanisms. The laboratory experience will utilize appropriate experimentation which demonstrates and reinforces concepts discussed in the lecture. The student in the laboratory will gain technical experience in such areas as microscopy, exclusion chromatography, electrophoresis, spectrophotometry, and other basic methods in molecular biology.
    Usually offered Spring semester
    Pre-Requisites: College Chemistry CHE 120/111 or permission of the instructor.
    Co-Requisites: BIO 250L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 255 - Population Genetics

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course introduces the student to the basic topics in genetics culminating in population genetics. An introduction to the basic mechanisms of cell division and chromosomes leads to the molecular characteristics and mechanisms of DNA and RNA in the cell. Mendelian genetics deals with the topics of various types of genetic crosses and the mathematical calculations associated with them. The latter part of course emphasizes how the principles of population genetics can be applied to the successful management of captive animal populations.
    Restricted to Animal Management or Biology students or with permission of the instructor.
    Usually offered Spring semester
    Co-Requisites: BIO 255L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 260 - Life On Earth

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course will introduce students to the history of life on earth, from its earliest beginnings to the dawn of man. Special emphasis will be placed upon the history of the vertebrates. Topics will include the origins of life, continental drift, the earliest plants and animals, the Age of Reptiles, and the earliest mammals. Selected topics will also include methods in Paleontology, controversies over dinosaur extinction, and “Hot-Blooded” dinosaurs, the origins of flight and fossils and where to find them.
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    BIO 275 - Introduction Human Genetics

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course will concentrate on the advances in Human Genetics that have been made available by the Human Genome Project. Students in class, via discussion with fellow students and research, may play the role of a genetic counselor. They will utilize a historical perspective to appreciate the new developments and advances in the basic science of Human Genetics to ultimately focus on genetics in clinical medicine. Students will demonstrate an appreciation of how medical researchers treat specific disease states by understanding/reviewing the changes made in the science of Genetics from Mendelian genetics to molecular genetics, to the present analysis of the Human Genome. Anyone with an interest in health-related issues will have both a need and a desire to better understand the inheritance of human disease. This course will include applications to Human/Medical Genetics via genetic screening/counseling and social/ethical issues.
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters


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Brewery

  
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    BRW 100 - Brewery Sanitation

    2 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 2 Lec.

    This course will concern itself with the policies and procedures pertaining to sanitation in the brewing industry. Topics of study will include the motivating factors, strategies, procedures, materials, and techniques employed in the planning and execution of brewery sanitation programs.


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    BRW 101 - Introduction to Craft Brewing

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 2 Lec., 3 Lab

    This introductory course will cover the distinguishing characteristics of craft breweries and the beers they produce versus the practices and products characteristic of the mainstream, mass-production/mass-marketing segment of the brewing industry. Topics of study will include the ingredients, equipment and processes employed in the brewing of beer as practiced in the craft brewery segment of the brewing industry, as well as the diversity of beer styles produced.


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    BRW 102 - Craft Beer Industry

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    The nature of the craft beer industry will be examined from the perspectives of history, market, product, production and careers. Topics of study will include examinations of the history of craft brewing in North America; North American market share, trends and future prospects; product characteristics and popularity; production: facilities (number, size, capability), methods, volumes, regulation; careers: typical titles, job descriptions, qualifications.
    Pre-Requisites: BRW 101


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    BRW 103 - Craft Brewery Production Control

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course will involve production planning and scheduling, materials management, record keeping and results analysis in support of production management in brewpubs and production breweries producing up to 20K barrels per year. Topics of study will include the forms, techniques and strategies typically employed to maintain control over production activity in a craft brewery environment.
    Pre-Requisites: BRW 101


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    BRW 201 - Craft Beer Chemistry

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    Students will learn about chemical properties of craft beer and the materials employed in the production of craft beer, and with the reactions and compounds that contribute to the production of craft beer. Topics of study will include water chemistry and how it impacts production process effectiveness and product quality, typical reactions and compounds produced during malt production, typical reactions and compounds produced during mash/extract procedures, typical reactions and compounds produced during kettle procedures, typical reactions and compounds produced during fermentation, other significant reactions and compounds produced, desirable and undesirable contributions. Also covered will be safe, appropriate and effective techniques for adjusting chemical properties to promote process effectiveness and achieve specified results at each stage of the production process.
    Pre-Requisites: BRW 100, BRW 101


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    BRW 202 - Sensory Evaluation of Beer

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    In this course, students will develop beer-sensory skills and learn terminology necessary to critically evaluate sensory properties, discern quality and detect potential defects in beer and will act as an introduction to the visual, olfactory, and gustatory parameters used in the evaluation of beer. The student will be provided with appropriate samples to identify sensory attributes and gauge the intensities of those attributes in beer. Topics of study will include sensory evaluation of raw materials, wort and green beer, aromas, finish, flavor/taste interactions, factors affecting product quality, descriptive analysis/model systems, sensory tests and sensory panels, as well as the overall importance of tasting/sensory evaluation.
    Pre-Requisites: BRW 100, BRW 101, BRW 102
    Co-Requisites: BRW 201


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    BRW 203 - Craft Brewery Operations

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 1 Lec., 6 Lab

    Hands-on performance of typical craft brewery procedures will be examined.  
    Note: This course will involve activities in an industrial setting. Students will be required to obtain and use OSHA-approved safety equipment to include: hard hat, safety glasses, and crush-resistant/slip-resistant footwear.  
    Pre-Requisites: BRW 100, BRW 101


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    BRW 204 - Brewery Environmental Sustainability

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course will involve the development of the student’s knowledge of and familiarity with environmental sustainability in the brewing industry as well as increasing overall energy efficiency within a brewery. Topics of study will include measuring environmental impact, material sourcing, equipment efficiency, resource management, efficiency methods, waste product usage, environmental regulation, as well as sustainability innovation in the craft beer industry.
    Pre-Requisites: BRW 100, BRW 101


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    BRW 205 - Craft Beer Sales and Promotion

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course will further develop a student’s marketing knowledge for the craft-beer industry. It will act as an introduction to the craft-beer industries ever changing marketing climate. Topics of study will include demographics, consumer trends, business ethics, various marketing strategies, craft-beer branding, packaging choices, distribution sales structures, public relations, company and market expansions, as well as future market projections.
    Pre-Requisites: BRW 101, BRW 102, BRW 103, BUS 113, BUS 122


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    BRW 210 - Craft Brewery Internship

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 0 Lec., 8 Lab

    This internship will involve the hands-on performance of typical craft-brewery procedures in a live industrial setting. 
    Note: This course will involve activities in an industrial setting. Students will be required to obtain and use OSHA-approved safety equipment to include: hard hat, safety glasses and crush-resistant/slip-resistant footwear. 
    Pre-Requisites: BRW 100, BRW 101, BRW 102, BRW 103, BRW 201, BRW 202, BRW 203


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Business Administration

  
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    BUS 101 - Organization & Management

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course contains an analysis of the characteristics of the various types of business organizations. The principles of effective management and the relationships between business and other segments of society are also examined. Among the topics discussed are alternative approaches to management, management functions, productivity, quality control, decision-making, and the history of management thought. The course provides a foundation for additional coursework in the areas of organization and management.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters


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    BUS 102 - Human Resource Management

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    An analysis of the factors influencing individual performance, interpersonal relationships, and small group effectiveness in organizations. Current issues in Human Resource Management will be discussed. Emphasis will also be placed on certain basic managerial functions such as: employee selection, interviewing, training, development, evaluation, work organization, reward systems, and collective bargaining.


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    BUS 103 - Introduction to International Business

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    The changes in the world environment are bringing totally new opportunities and threats to organizations and individuals. This broad introductory course will help prepare students to compete successfully in the global market place as it exists today and as it is likely to develop tomorrow. Following an introduction to international business theory, students will explore the cultural implication of international business. Economic, legal, political, and technological environments are studied in relationship to their impact on management. Students will review international trade organizations, global trade agreements, and other relevant issues.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters


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    BUS 113 - Fundamentals of Marketing

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    Marketing deals with the movement of goods and services from the provider to the consumer. This course provides an introduction to the concept of marketing as a system of interrelated, interdependent activities emphasizing the practical procedures involved in marketing management.


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    BUS 116 - Principles of Sales

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    An introduction to professional selling techniques, both retail and industrial. Presentation and analysis of the theory and practice of customer-centered selling; from prospecting through to closing the sale. Career and leadership aspects of selling are emphasized. Student sales presentations will provide practice in controlled, but realistic situations.
    Usually offered Spring semester


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    BUS 117 - Business Law I

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course provides an introduction to the study of law and the processes by which law is created.  A brief discussion of court systems and tort law is followed by an extended analysis of the principles of contract law.  The law of sales is also reviewed. Ethical decision-making and examples of ethical, unethical and illegal behavior are reviewed during each topic. The relationship between principles and agents, as well as employees, are examined in some detail.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters


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    BUS 118 - Business Law II

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.


    The characteristics of negotiable instruments (checks and promissory notes) are discussed in some detail.  There is an examination of the law related to real property transactions (real estate).  Landlord - tenant relationships are reviewed.  Formation of corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships, Limited Liability partnerships and Limited Liability companies and non-profit organizations are reviewed.  There is also an analysis of wills, labor law, insurance law, and consumer as well as environmental law. Ethical and unethical and illegal practices in the workplaces are integrated into each topic.  Securities laws and antitrust laws and examples are used.  Discussion of Sarbannes Oxley (2002) and Dodd-Frank (2010) and the 2008 housing crisis are also discussed in detail.  There is also an analysis of wills, labor law, insurance law, and consumer as well as environmental law. It is not necessary to complete Business Law I before enrolling in Business Law II. 

     
    Usually offered Spring semester


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    BUS 122 - Small Business Management

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    A complete coverage of small business operations with proper balance between entrepreneurship and small business management functions (planning, organizing, leading and controlling). Real world case studies are presented and analyzed to better relate the practical applications. Students will develop a complete business plan after studying a broad range of topics including but not limited to location selection, advertising, sales, employee policies, credit procedures, record keeping and budgeting.


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    BUS 135 - Fundamentals of Advertising

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    An introductory course reviewing the history of advertising and the current use of various media for advertising. The course will also discuss relevant aspects of consumer behavior, persuasion, and design as they relate to advertising as a form of communication. Copy and media strategies will also be reviewed.
    Usually offered Spring semester


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    BUS 136 - Retail Merchandising & Buying

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course contains an introduction to merchandise planning, buying and control. The course includes an analysis of the way in which merchandise plans and credit control techniques are developed. There will also be some discussion of the policies and procedures associated with credit and collection management.
    Usually offered Spring semester


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    BUS 140 - Visual Merchandising

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    The functional and aesthetic aspects of store layout and the display of merchandise are analyzed in detail. Various approaches to store layouts will be presented from the perspective of establishing the most efficient use of available space, creating appealing store environments based upon the study of color and form, and maximizing the sales potential of the space. The principles of display and design are examined from a retailing point of view. The relationship between point-of-purchase advertising, window display, and store ambiance will also be discussed.
    Usually offered Spring semester


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    BUS 151 - Business Practices Abroad

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    The changes in the world environment are bringing totally new opportunities and threats to organizations and individuals. This introductory course will help prepare students to compete successfully in the global market place as it exists today and as it is likely to develop tomorrow. Students will explore the cultural implication of international business of the country the tour will visit. Economic, legal, political, and technological environments are studied in relationship to their impact on management. Students will review the trade industry specific to the country of study. Students will focus on business issues related to European unification. Students will participate in a study tour of the country studied. The NCCC instructors, who will accompany them on the Study Tour, will also provide instruction abroad as well as accompanying students on field trips within the city and/or cities.
    Occasionally Offered


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    BUS 152 - Business/Hosp Practices Abroad II

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lab

    Students will take a more in-depth experience looking at the changes in the world environment that are bringing totally new opportunities and threats to organizations and individuals. This advanced course will help prepare students to compete successfully in the global market place as it exists today and as it is likely to develop tomorrow. Students will explore the cultural implication of international business of the country the tour will visit. Economic, legal, political, and technological environments are studied in relationship to their impact on management. Students will review the trade industry specific to the country of study. Students will focus on business issues related to European unification. Students will participate in a study tour of the country studied. The NCCC instructors, who will accompany them on the Study Tour, will also provide instruction abroad as well as accompanying students on field trips within the city and/or cities.
    Occasionally Offered
    Pre-Requisites: BUS 151.


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    BUS 182 - College Success: Business

    1 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 1 Lec.

    The likelihood of success in college will be increased by assisting the student in obtaining the knowledge and skills which will be helpful in reaching his/her educational objectives. The following topics will be addressed as they relate to student success within the business curricula: Orientation to Business programs, time management, study skills, library/research skills for the Business major, communication/verbal and nonverbal in the business world and careers in business.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters


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    BUS 200 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.


    This course is an overview of the entrepreneurial process from innovation to startup. The students will learn the characteristics and skills of entrepreneurs and the impact of entrepreneurship on the local and global economy. Selection of business model, evaluating feasibility studies and studying competition will be important part of the course. Developing prototypes, marketing and selling goods and services will also be covered in Introduction to Entrepreneurship. Special focus will be devoted to exploring sources of funding and local support opportunities for entrepreneurship. Students will develop a business plan based on their own business idea. Opportunities will be presented for students to participate in business plan competitions to obtain feedback from entrepreneurs.
    Pre-Requisites: BUS 101 or permission of instructor


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    BUS 229 - Business Communications

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course will introduce the study of written and oral communication skills for business and the professions. Course content will include writing fundamentals (grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure); letter and report formatting; letter, memo and report writing; oral presentations; employment strategies; and communication psychology. Keyboarding recommended for all students.  
    Usually offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
    Pre-Requisites: ENG 101 (Degree students)
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Basic Communication (BC).


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    BUS 238 - Management Seminar

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    The course attempts to provide students with an opportunity to engage in an in-depth analysis of selected business/management and financial topics. Students will be expected to exhibit oral, written and critical thinking skills that reflect the knowledge and maturity gained from either the accumulation of at least thirty (30) college credits or comparable work experience. Changes in the minimum wage, issues related to the use of the Internet, the impact of administrative agencies, the challenges resulting from the globalization of the economy, and the emerging role of women and minorities are examples of topics that are discussed.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters
    Pre-Requisites: Matriculation in the Business Administration Program (A.A.S.), Business Management Certificate Program, or permission of the instructor. Completion of thirty (30) credit hours or permission of the instructor.


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    BUS 241 - Retail Operations Management

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course concentrates on the operating aspects of retailing and the responsibilities associated with operations management. There will be an analysis of merchandise reception, store security, store maintenance and customer service.
    Usually offered Fall semester
    Pre-Requisites: BUS 115


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    BUS 242 - Retail Management Issues

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course utilizes the case study approach in order to analyze retail issues or problems. Students will be asked to provide recommended courses of action relative to merchandising, sales promotion and store operations.
    Usually offered Spring semester
    Pre-Requisites: Completion of 30 hours in the Retail Management Program including BUS 115, BUS 136 and BUS 241. Student must have a 2.0 curriculum GPA.


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    BUS 261 - Business Management Software

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course assumes that students are familiar with the fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. The student will utilize the computer to create advanced documents, workbooks, databases, and presentations suitable for professional use in order to assist in making appropriate business decisions. An integrated software package is used to introduce students to various functions in an administrative office environment. Topics include preparing enhanced business reports, developing mailing lists, using spreadsheets for business analysis, importing data into business reports and presentations, querying data for specific information, and developing business presentations. Students will also learn how to utilize the Internet for various business applications. OFT 100, or OFT 101, or previous keyboarding experience is suggested but not required.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters
    Pre-Requisites: BUS 101; [Three of the following: CIS 105, CIS 115, CIS 111, and CIS 109] or CIS 100.


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    BUS 281 - Business Co-op/Externship/Internship

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 1 Lec., 4 Lab

    The Business Education Co-Op/Externship/Internship provides students in Accounting, Business Administration and Office Technology with an opportunity to gain practical experience in their chosen field. Students will be placed in off-campus working situations for a minimum of 90 hours. Students will fulfill a specific set of learning objectives developed by the student, the faculty and external supervisor. Students will have the opportunity to compile a portfolio that will illustrate a variety of assignments completed during their college program. Internship placements will provide students with an opportunity to engage in the practical application of academic principles by correlating classroom theory with hands-on training. This on-the-job work experience will enhance the student’s job potential. Grading will be on a S/U basis.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters
    Pre-Requisites: Permission or recommendation of the instructor.


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Casino

  
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    CAS 100 - The Gaming Industry

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course introduces the student to the various segments of the Gaming Industry. Major topics include a review of the historical background of gaming and the evolution of the different types of gaming to include Class II and III, lottery, riverboat, conventional and Native American gaming. Coursework will also provide an examination of the mathematics and analysis of gaming and related practices for gaming and casino operations. Additional topics will include a technological review of industry trends, legislative developments and an overview of the economic, social and tourism impacts. This course provides a foundation for additional coursework in the Gaming & Casino Management and Casino Operations programs. This course will examine the role that differing state and federal laws and regulations play in the operation of gaming establishments, hotels, and resort destinations. The limitations and exceptions to these laws that apply to tribal operations will be assessed. This course will provide essential information that managers and employees need to comply with the law and to the development and implementation of a system of internal controls, policies and procedures that will ensure regulatory compliance. Additional topics will include a review of the social, political and environmental impacts of gaming on local, regional, and national jurisdictions, as well as licensing requirements and processes for management, employees, and vendors.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters


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    CAS 101 - Casino Gaming Operations

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course presents a comprehensive examination into the organizational structure of a casino operation to include table games, slot operations, cage and coin, and accounting. Each department will be studied in relationship to its structure, planning processes, daily operations, budgetary impacts, and management challenges.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters


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    CAS 102 - Casino Non-Gaming Operations

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course presents an examination of the management and operation of the human resource function, the role of the food and beverage division within the context of a casino operation, and the role of the marketing and guest services department as it influences the casino environment. In addition, the course will also cover hotel operations within a casino environment, the information systems that drive the organization and ancillary departments to include retail, transportation, and property operations. Each department will be studied in relationship to its structure, planning process, daily operations, budgetary impacts, and management challenges.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters


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Chemistry

  
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    CHE 100 - Fundamentals of Chemistry

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    Emphasis is placed on the foundations of chemistry, the study of matter, in this one-semester course. Topics include gases, acids, bases, oxidation, and trends within the elements.
    Usually offered Fall semester
    Pre-Requisites: One year of high school algebra or acceptable score on higher math assessment test.
    Co-Requisites: CHE 101L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Science (NS)


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    CHE 101L - Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab

    1 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lab

    This is a chemistry laboratory course where the experiments reinforce the fundamental principles of chemistry covered in CHE 100 and emphasize proper use of laboratory equipment, safe handling of chemicals, and accurate collection of data.
    Usually offered Fall semester
    Co-Requisites: CHE 100
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    CHE 111L - General Chemistry I Lab

    1 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lab

    This is the first course in a two-semester sequence of general chemistry laboratory.  Proper use of laboratory equipment, safe handling of chemicals, and accurate collection of data are emphasized through experiments that focus on the principles of chemistry covered in CHE 120.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters
    Co-Requisites: CHE 120
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    CHE 113L - General Chemistry II Lab

    1 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lab

    This is the second semester in the general chemistry laboratory sequence.  Proper use of laboratory equipment, safe handling of chemicals, and accurate collection of data are emphasized through experiments that focus on the principles of chemistry covered in CHE 121.
    Pre-Requisites: CHE 111L (must have been completed in the past 5 years)
    Co-Requisites: CHE 121
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    CHE 120 - General Chemistry I

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 4 Lec.

    This is the first course in a two-semester sequence of general chemistry for a variety of science and engineering majors where the principles of chemistry will be covered in detail.  The topics covered will include atomic structure, formation of compounds and molecules, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, and chemical bonding.  This course is intended for students who have passed high school chemistry.  Students without prior chemistry coursework are strongly encouraged to enroll in CHE 100 before beginning the CHE 120/121 sequence.
    Usually offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
    Pre-Requisites: MAT 111, MAT 116 or MAT 120 may be met concurrently
    Co-Requisites: CHE 111L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    CHE 121 - General Chemistry II

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 4 Lec.

    This is a continuation of CHE 120 where the principles of chemistry will be covered in detail.  The topics covered will include kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, acids and bases, and electrochemistry.
    Usually offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters
    Pre-Requisites: CHE 120 (must have been completed in the past 5 years)
    Co-Requisites: CHE 113L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    CHE 230 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course covers the fundamentals of organic chemistry for non-science majors.  The topics covered include nomenclature, structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of organic compounds and biologically important organic molecules.  This course is not intended for students who plan to become biology, chemistry, or related majors upon transfer or for those who intend to apply to health professional programs like medical, dental, or pharmacy schools.
    Usually offered Spring semester
    Pre-Requisites: CHE 120
    Co-Requisites: CHE 231L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    CHE 231L - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Lab

    1 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lab

    This is a laboratory course where the experiments reinforce the fundamental principles of organic chemistry covered in CHE 230 and emphasize the basic techniques for the synthesis, purification, and identification of organic compounds.
    Usually offered Spring semester
    Pre-Requisites: CHE 111L
    Co-Requisites: CHE 230
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    CHE 234 - Organic Chemistry I

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 4 Lec.

    This is the first course in a two-semester sequence of organic chemistry.  Topics will include the nomenclature, stereochemistry, reactions, mechanisms, and synthesis of organic compounds.  This course is intended for students who plan to become biology, chemistry or related majors upon transfer and for students who intend to apply to health professional programs like medical, dental, or pharmacy schools.
    Usually offered Fall semester
    Pre-Requisites: CHE 121 (must have been completed in the past 5 years)
    Co-Requisites: CHE 235L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    CHE 235L - Organic Chemistry I Lab

    1 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lab

    A laboratory course to focus on the principles and modern techniques utilized in the synthesis, purification, and physical characterization of organic compounds.
    Usually offered Fall semester
    Pre-Requisites: CHE 113L (must have been completed in the past 5 years)
    Co-Requisites: CHE 234
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    CHE 236 - Organic Chemistry II

    4 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 4 Lec.

    This course is a continuation of CHE 234.  Topics will include the reactions, mechanisms, synthesis and spectroscopic characterizations of organic compounds.
    Usually offered Spring semester
    Pre-Requisites: CHE 234 (must have been completed in the past 5 years)
    Co-Requisites: CHE 237L
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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    CHE 237L - Organic Chemistry II Lab

    1 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lab

    A continuation of the CHE 235 laboratory course to focus on advanced synthesis and purification techniques for organic compounds.
    Usually offered Spring semester
    Pre-Requisites: CHE 235L (must have been completed in the past 5 years)
    Co-Requisites: CHE 236
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Natural Sciences (NS)


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Cinema

  
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    CIN 112 - Introduction to Narrative Film

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course is designed to familiarize the student with basic elements of film (such as lighting, camera placement, mise en scene, editing, and sound) within the context of narrative film Analysis of “Classical Hollywood Cinema” and American film after the breakup of the studio system predominates with inclusion of some silent and foreign films. Attention is given to directors, producers, and others responsible for innovations and influences in narrative style in film.
    Usually offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
    Pre-Requisites: ENG 101 may be met concurrently
    General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Humanities (H)


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Communications

  
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    COM 100 - Communication Success Seminar

    1 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 1 Lec.

    The Communications Success Seminar is designed to help students acquire essential skills needed for academic success. The topics covered are, but are not limited to, the following: Orientation to College Life, Public Communications Program Requirements, setting short term and long term education and career goals, college survival skills, using the Blackboard Course Management System, critical thinking, and the creative process.
    Restricted to Public Communications Students
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters


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    COM 101 - Introduction to Media Communications

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course provides a foundation for understanding media communication through the perspective of convergence. Students will analyze the evolution of media and discuss the impact it has had on communication and society. Emphasis will be placed on developing skills in media literacy in a digital age to become critical consumers of information. This survey course will cover various elements of mass communication such as: print media, audio media, visual media and interactive media. These types of media will be examined and applied to the contexts of journalism, public relations and advertising.
    Pre-Requisites: AAC 042 and ENG 099


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    COM 103 - Writing for the Media

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    In Writing for the Media, students will learn the writing techniques for a variety of electronic, print, and digital media forms. Starting with basic writing skills, the student will progress to writing and producing written materials for: video, audio, print, web, and interactive media. In the process, the student will come to understand the importance of skilled writing in media and recognize the different styles of writing used for each medium.
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters
    Pre-Requisites: ENG 101 or permission of the instructor


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    COM 107 - Introduction to Photoshop

    1 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 1 Lec.

    This course will enable the student to learn how to use the digital imaging software, Adobe Photoshop. Techniques for using the software to create and manipulate images for use in digital media, print media, and video will be emphasized.
    Restricted to Public Communications and Digital Media Majors
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters


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    COM 108 - Introduction to InDesign

    1 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 1 Lec.

    This course will enable the student to learn how to use the desktop publishing software, Adobe InDesign. This software is used in the creation of publications such as flyers, brochures, newsletters, magazines and newspapers. The emphasis in the course will be on the production of print materials through an understanding of the software.
    Restricted to Public Communications and Digital Media Majors
    Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters


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    COM 109 - Visual Communication

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    Visual Communication is a study of human expression through a broad spectrum of visual forms. It explores the theories, processes, techniques, ethical considerations, editorial judgments, and social impacts of visual communication in a variety of contexts, which include: visual communication theory; visual cues; visual persuasion in advertising; visual stereotypes in popular culture; persuasion vs. propaganda, and the history, evolution and social dimensions of typography, graphic design, photography, film, TV, animated cartoons, comics and graphic novels.


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    COM 110 - Publication Layout & Design

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    Publication Layout and Design emphasizes the development and enhancement of layout and design skills necessary to create and implement graphic content for print and digital platforms. Students learn publishing and design fundamentals, including layout, graphic imaging and typography, and are introduced to a variety of industry-standard applications used in the production and presentation of print and online media.


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    COM 120 - Revolution 101

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    This course explores how rebellions and protest movements are conceived, planned and executed using the traditional and new media and the visual and performing arts. The campus protest movements of the 1960s will be studied. Students will identify specific campus conflict(s) and seek change through the use of skills and strategies developed in the classroom.
    Usually offered every semester


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    COM 201 - Public Relations

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

    Public Relations is an introductory course in theoretical and practical components of public relations. The course content will emphasize the origins, values and uses of public relations and focus on the research, development, organization and implementation of various strategies when dealing with diverse segments of the public.
    Pre-Requisites: ENG 101 or permission of the instructor


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    COM 210 - Intercultural Communication

    3 Cr.
    Contact Hours Per Week: 3

    This course provides a foundation for understanding the challenges and opportunities of communicating within a diverse society. Students will develop an awareness of how cultural identities and perceptions of others impact our communication experiences and interactions. Since we live in an era of rapid globalization, being able to communicate across cultures is important to our ability to function in a diverse workplace, school, and society. Students will analyze how their own sociocultural identities influence their behavior, communication, and understanding of the world around them. Additionally, students will learn the power of language and ways to enhance their own intercultural communication competence, both verbally and nonverbally.
    Pre-Requisites: SPE 101 or SPE 103


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