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Fall Course Descriptions

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HUSV 3005 advanced, liberal
Instructor: Heidi Nigthengale

Advocacy in Human Services explores the definitions and the nature of advocacy as a process and strategy for change. Student will examine case, cause, administrative and legislative advocacy approaches while considering historical perspectives. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Skills and Application and Integration. This course is aligned with the BS in Addiction Studies program guidelines for Assessment & Education and Application and Integration.

Meets SUNY General Education requirements?
no

BUSN 3010 advanced, liberal
Instructor: Dr. Dongho Kim

This course is designed to facilitate an understanding of philosophy of ethics and ethical decision-making process. The study emphasizes the overall philosophies, theories, and concepts of moral reasoning in making informed ethical decisions in various areas of business and business management.

Prerequisites: Principles of Management or equivalent management knowledge.

Meets SUNY General Education requirements?
yes, humanities

HUSV 4020 advanced, liberal
Instructor: Sara Farmer

The purpose of this course is to help students develop self awareness about their perceptions and biases, and how these may impact their work within the helping profession. Students will critically analyze power differentials including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, and how these forces overlap and influence practice. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Diversity. This course is aligned with the BS in Addiction Studies program guidelines for Diversity.

Meets SUNY General Education requirements?
no

CHFS 3030, advanced, nonliberal
Instructor: Sara Farmer

This course will provide an overview of theories, assessment tools, and interventions for working with families. This course meets the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Knowledge of Service Delivery, Skills and Application and Integration. This course is aligned with the BS in Addiction Studies program guidelines for Skills, Assessment & Education, and Application and Integration.

Meets SUNY General Education requirements?
no

COMW 2010 introductory, liberal
Instructor: Peggy Lynn

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the techniques and procedures of researching funding opportunities and writing grant applications. Students will have the opportunity to practice writing grant applications under the supervision of the mentor.

Meets SUNY General Education requirements?
yes, basic communication

HUSV 3030 advanced, liberal
Instructor: Sara Farmer

The purpose of this course is to guide students on an exploration of the history, context, types, developmental phases, ethical questions and relevant theories of group work. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Skills and Application and Integration. This course is aligned with the BS in Addiction Studies program guidelines for Skills, Assessment & Education, and Application and Integration.

Meets SUNY General Education requirements?
no

HUSV 4030 advanced, liberal
Instructor: Dr. Anamaria Ross

The purpose of this course is to survey codified professional, legal, and ethical issues in community and human services. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Ethics and Application and Integration. This course is aligned with the BS in Addiction Studies program guidelines for Ethics.

Meets SUNY General Education requirements?
no

ADDS 3005 advanced, nonliberal
Instructor: Kevin Coffey

This course will provide a deeper understanding of several models of practice in the addictions field. Students will understand various interventions, skills, and treatment modalities needed to design effective treatment interventions for working with the addicted populations. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Skills and Application and Integration. This course is aligned with the BS in Addiction Studies program guidelines for Skills and Application and Integration.

Meets SUNY General Education requirements? 
no

BUSN 1015 introductory, nonliberal
Instructor: Dr. Dongho Kim

This course is designed to serve generally as a first business class to be taken by students in business and related concentrations. Its main objective is to provide a brief overview of the basic concepts and principles of contemporary business topics such as business ethics, economics, e-business, management, marketing, accounting, and finance.

Meets SUNY General Education requirements?
no

MGMT 3025 advanced, nonliberal
Instructor: Dr. Margaret Sithole

This course explores the theory and practice of effective leadership. Some of the topics students will explore include leadership theories, the nature of managing and leading, behavioral indicators of leadership and the complex nature of power and influence within organizations

Meets SUNY General Education requirements?
no

ECON 2015 introductory, liberal
Instructor: James (Jim) Mahan

This course provides a comprehensive overview of macroeconomic issues. The determination of output, employment, unemployment, interest rates, and inflation are studied. Monetary and fiscal policies are discussed. Important policy debates such as, the sub-prime crisis, social security, the public debt, and international economic issues are critically explored. The course introduces basic models of macroeconomics and illustrates principles with the experience of the U.S. and foreign economies. Corequisites: Microeconomics : Macroeconomics focuses on the working of the overall economy whereas Microeconomics emphasizes the behavior of individual actors, such as firms and households, under various constraints. This 4-credit Macroeconomics course covers a broader array of macroeconomic topics than are included in the 4 and 6 credit courses that cover both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Intermediate Macroeconomics provides a deeper analysis of different macroeconomic models. International Finance provides a focus on the international aspects of the economic system, whilst Money & Banking involves a more detailed examination of the role of the banking system and money creation in a modern economy. Other specialized courses may examine the functioning of specific sectors as well as the gender and environmental aspects of environmental decision making.

Meets SUNY General Education requirements?
yes, social sciences

MGMG 3060 advanced, nonliberal
Instructor: Dr. Roselynn Dow

This course in organizational behavior (OB) explores the sociological and psychological foundations of behavior in organizations and seeks to understand how the behavior exhibited by individuals and groups affects organizational structures, processes, and ultimately, performance and effectiveness. This course focuses on the core concepts, theories, and methods of human and of organizational behavior. Its main objective is to analyze, understand, and manage the development of complex and multifaceted contemporary organizational behavior. Topics include the changing environment of organization, foundation of individual behavior, motivation, communication, conflict and negotiation, power, politics, organizational justice, leadership, decision making and problem solving, organization culture, and organization change and development. This course meets the understanding people in an organizational context area of study guidelines for students in the business, management and economics area.

Prerequisites: Principles of Management or equivalent knowledge

Meets SUNY General Education requirements?
no

HUSV 3068 advanced, liberal
Instructor: Heidi Nightengale

The purpose of this course is to gain a working knowledge of social welfare policies in the United States focusing on both the historical and current context. Emphasis will be placed on connecting policy with practice. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Knowledge of Service Delivery and Skills.

Prerequisites: Intro to Human Services is recommended

Meets SUNY General Education requirements?
no

HUSV 3132 advanced, liberal
Instructor: Heidi Nightengale

In the course, the student will examine the social complexities of poverty in America and how such poverty impacts power, privilege and oppression in societal institutions (schools, workplaces, helping agencies, etc.). The course will look at the "framework" of poverty and how it impacts learning, work habits and decision making while each of these also impacts the relationships which influence and dominate life roles as we identify ourselves with the context of home, school, community and work. Finally, the course will examine strategies for professionals and communities to help support, mentor and "bridge" individuals and families out of poverty. This course aligns with the Community and Human Services area of study guidelines for Knowledge of Human Behavior, Skills, and Diversity.

Meets SUNY General Education requirements?
no

MUSC 3040 advanced, liberal
Instructor: Peggy Lynn

The purpose of this course is to examine women’s songs, their messages, their genres, and the women who wrote, sang, and recorded them. The goal is for students to use critical thinking to evaluate women’s songs and their lyrics and relate them to American history. They will examine the way different chord structures, rhythms, melodies, instrumentation, and arrangement affect the mood set by a song. This course will encompass concepts of music history, women in American history, and feminist theory.

Meets Gen Ed requirements?
yes, American history and the arts

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Deborah McEligot
Learning Community Coordinator
Central New York