Social Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences – International Studies Option (A.A. Degree)

Liberal Arts & Sciences - International Studies Option

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Course Descriptions

COMMUNICATION

CMS 11     3 rec 3 cr
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication

Dynamics of communication through examination of theory and discussion. Designed to provide understanding of communicative processes; opportunities for each student to experiment with personal communicative activity
Prerequisite(s): ENG 01 and RDL 01 if required.
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or ENG 10 or RDL 02 if required.

CMS 11     3 rec 3 cr
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication

Dynamics of communication through examination of theory and discussion. Designed to provide understanding of communicative processes; opportunities for each student to experiment with personal communicative activity
Prerequisite(s): ENG 01 and RDL 01 if required.
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or ENG 10 or RDL 02 if required.

CMS 20     3 rec 3 cr
Public Speaking and Critical Listening

Principles and practice of contemporary forms of public speech communication; informative, persuasive, inspirational, and entertaining; principles and practice of critical listening; analysis and evaluation of public communication
Prerequisite(s): ENG 01 and RDL 01 if required.
Corequisite(s): : ENG 02 or ENG10 or RDL 02 if required.

ECONOMICS

ECO 11     3 rec 3 cr
Microeconomics

Nature of the market system via supply and demand; analysis of prices, costs and profits for various firms and markets. Applying economic theory to policy issues such as wage determination, discrimination, education, unionization, government intervention, rent control and employment of resources. (May be taken before or with ECO 12.)
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or RDL 02 if required.

ECO 12     3 rec 3 cr
Macroeconomics

Analysis of economic growth and determination of domestic output, employment, and income; examining GDP, price index, the business cycle, unemployment, and theories/effects of inflation. Exploring differences between Classical and Keynesian Economics via consumption, savings, investment, and the interest rate. Evaluating government fiscal policy and monetary policy. Studying the Federal Reserve System and role of money and banking. (May be taken before or with ECO 11.)
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or RDL 02 if required.

ECO 15     3 rec 3 cr
History of Economic Thought*

ECO 31     3 rec 3 cr
Economics of Labor*

ECO 71     3 rec 3 cr
Economics of Developing Areas*

*Not offered on a regular basis. Course descriptions available upon request.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

POL 11     3 rec 3 cr
American National Government

Survey of structure and activities of the national government: bases of present political system, pressure groups, political parties, elections, Congress, the president, the Supreme Court, and the protection and deprivation of individual rights.
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or RDL 02 if required.

POL 21     3 rec 3 cr
State and Local Government

How the American states and localities govern themselves. Relationships with the national government; governors, legislators, and judges; finances; metropolitan and local governments; and public policy issues. Attention on special situations of New York City and State.
Prerequisite(s): POL 11 or permission of the department.

POL 31     3 rec 3 cr
Comparative Government

The purpose of this course is to get students interested in, and knowledgeable about, the politics of other nations. To accomplish this, we will examine various nations, with particular attention to nations within Western Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The comparative method will be discussed as well as case studies of specific nations. This will be accomplished by comparing the historical experiences, political institutions and public policies of countries. We will also explore issues related to globalization.
Prerequisite(s): POL 11 or permission of the department.

POL 41     3 rec 3 cr
Civil Rights in America Since 1954

An analysis of the U.S. government and the civil rights movements since 1954. Topics include Jim Crow, desegregation, Brown v. Board of Education, Voting/Civil Rights Acts, Martin Luther King, SNCC, SCLC, Malcolm X, Black Panther Party, National Organization of Women, Cesar Chavez, and Puerto Rican and Chicano movements.
Prerequisite(s): POL 11 or permission of the department.

POL 51     3 rec 3 cr
Urban Politics

Politics and government of the American city: municipal political institutions, suburban and metropolitan government, relations with the state and federal governments, racial and ethnic politics, planning, crime and the police, and public education.
Prerequisite(s): POL 11 or SOC 11 or permission of department.

POL 81     3 rec 3 cr
Independent Study and Internships in Government

Permission of instructor required.

 

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