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    ESL 113 - English as a Second Language Grammar 3


    English grammar for non-native speakers at the high-intermediate level.  Understanding and practice of high-intermediate grammar of American English, with a focus on form, meaning, and use in oral and written communication.  Integrates grammar into practice of the other language skills.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ESL 103 English as a Second Language Grammar 2, ESL 104 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening 2, ESL 105 English as a Second Language Reading and Writing 2

    Corequisites:  ESL 114 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening 3, ESL 115 English as a Second Language Reading and Writing 3

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Credit Hours
    Note
    (This course is not acceptable for credits toward a degree)

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the following tenses:  Simple Present, Present Progressive, Simple Past, Past Progressive, Simple Future, Present Perfect, and Present Perfect Progressive by recognizing, constructing, and using them correctly in oral and written communication.
    2. Distinguish between count and non-count nouns and employ them correctly in oral and written communication.
    3. Recognize and use definite and indefinite articles and quantifiers properly with singular and plural count nouns and with non-count nouns in oral and written communication.
    4. Differentiate between adjectives and adverbs and use them correctly in oral and written communication.
    5. Describe the rules for forming comparatives and superlatives of adjectives and adverbs, and use those forms correctly in oral and written communication.
    6. Demonstrate an understanding of how to correctly form of WH-questions and use them in asking for specific information.
    7. Recognize and use a variety of modals properly to express ability, permission, requests, advice, suggestions, preferences, necessity, expectations, possibility, and inferences in oral and written communication.
    8. Identify, form, and properly use gerunds and infinitives in various grammatical functions to communicate orally and in writing.


  
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    ESL 114 - English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening 3


    Spoken American English for non-native speakers at the intermediate level.  Development of pronunciation, speaking, listening, and note- taking skills necessary for academic success.  Practice in listening to lectures from a variety of topics and basic note-taking techniques.  Speaking practice in oral presentations, interviews, and discussions.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ESL 103 English as a Second Language Grammar 2, ESL 104 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening 2, ESL 105 English as a Second Language Reading and Writing 2

    Corequisites:  ESL 113 English as a Second Language Grammar 3, ESL 115 English as a Second Language Reading and Writing 3

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Note
    (This course is not acceptable for credits toward a degree)

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Grasp the rules for word stress, sentence focus, thought groups and intonation and to apply them properly in English sentences.
    2. Pronounce linked word pairs and phrases using appropriate glides.
    3. Use high-intermediate language functions to communicate effectively in real world situations.
    4. Describe events using different tenses.
    5. Recognize the intonation patterns of tag questions and use them appropriately in conversation.
    6. Compose and deliver short informal presentations.
    7. Recognize and use non-verbal communication in a variety of social situations.
    8. Distinguish between main ideas and details in spoken high-intermediate stories, articles and dialogs.
    9. Distinguish between fact and inference, and evaluate inferences in high-intermediate stories, articles and dialogs.
    10. Recognize common patterns of lecture organization and take notes in various formats based on those patterns.
    11. Recognize emotion and attitude in dialogs and spoken texts and express these appropriately.


  
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    ESL 115 - English as a Second Language Reading and Writing 3


    English reading and writing skills for non-native speakers at the high-intermediate level.  Practice in reading high-intermediate texts and development of critical reading skills.  Practice in writing paragraphs and multi-paragraph compositions, and in using intermediate sentence patterns and correct spelling and punctuation.  Introduction to essay writing.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ESL 103 English as a Second Language Grammar 2, ESL 104 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening 2, ESL 105 English as a Second Language Reading and Writing 2

    Corequisites:  ESL 113 English as a Second Language Grammar 3, ESL 114 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening 3

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Note
    (This course is not acceptable for credits toward a degree)

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Understand the purpose of pre-reading strategies:  skimming, scanning.
    2. Identify the main idea and supporting details.
    3. Identify the topics.
    4. Write summaries.
    5. Use context clues to understand unfamiliar vocabulary.
    6. Write four (4) coherent and unified paragraphs in response to course reading.
    7. Use self and peer editing.
    8. Proofread for errors in spelling, grammar and context organization.
    9. Demonstrate knowledge of 2500 basic English words in speaking and writing.
    10. Understand and use American idiomatic expressions.
    11. Learn to get meaning from context.


  
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    ESL 124 - Academic Speaking and Listening for Non-Native Speakers of English


    Spoken American English for non-native speakers at the high-intermediate to advanced level.  Further development of speaking, critical listening, and note-taking proficiency for full participation in academic, professional, and social situations.  Understanding of rhetorical patterns of formal, spoken English and lectures from diverse disciplines.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ESL 113 English as a Second Language Grammar 3, ESL 114 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening 3, ESL 115 English as a Second Language Reading and Writing 3

    Corequisite:  ENG 095 Introduction to Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Grasp the rules for sentence focus, thought groups and intonation and apply them properly in English sentences, using proper stress, rhythm and intonation.
    2.  Use advanced language functions to communicate effectively in real world situations.
    3.  Describe events using different verb tenses.
    4.  Recognize and use non-verbal communication in a variety of social situations.
    5.  Compose and deliver a structured presentation with supporting materials.
    6.  Recognize common patterns of lecture organization and take notes in various formats based on those patterns.
    7.  Distinguish between fact and inference, and between main ideas and details in spoken texts and dialogs.

  
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    ESL 125 - Introduction to Academic Writing


    Introduction to academic writing for non-native students at the low-advanced level, with a focus on paragraph writing.  Understanding of paragraph structure and process of paragraph writing.  Practice in writing a variety of common rhetorical paragraph modes.  Understanding of and practice in prewriting techniques, sentence types, mechanics, and American writing conventions.  Introduction to essay writing.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ESL 113 English as a Second Language Grammar 3, ESL 114 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening 3, ESL 115 English as a Second Language Reading and Writing 3, or Chairperson approval

    Corequisite:  SPK 095 Academic Speaking and Listening for Non-Native Speakers, or Chairperson approval

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Use correct paragraph format when preparing an assignment.
    2. Use the four main steps of the writing process, namely prewriting, organizing, writing, and polishing in their writing.
    3. Develop ideas for a paragraph using prewriting techniques such as listing, freewriting, clustering, and outlining and apply these strategies in various writing tasks.
    4. Identify the three components of a paragraph:  the topic sentence, supporting sentences, and the concluding sentence.
    5. Write unified and coherent paragraph compositions with a topic sentence, supporting sentences, and the concluding sentence.
    6. Recognize and use various rhetorical modes:  narrative, descriptive, logical division of ideas, process, and comparison-contrast.
    7. Correctly identify and effectively write various sentence types (simple, compound, complex, and mixed) in their compositions.
    8. Identify and correct common sentence errors such as fragments, run-ons, comma splices, and faulty parallelism.
    9. Correctly use the conventions of American academic writing, including indentation, margins, titles, spacing, capitalization, and punctuation.
    10. Revise their own texts by themselves and with a peer editor for content, organization, and clarity.  Give constructive feedback to peers about their writing.
    11. Detect and correct grammar, spelling, and mechanics errors in advanced texts and in their own work.
    12. Identify the three components of an essay:  the introductory paragraph, body paragraphs, and the concluding paragraph.  Write a coherent short essay with at least five paragraphs.


  
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    ESL 290 - ESL Special Topics


    This course is designed to offer an in-depth investigation of topics of special interest to non-native speakers of English.  The course will cover subjects beyond the scope of the normal course offerings in the ESL curriculum.  Topics will vary but may be related to academic, professional, and career development.

    Credits: 1-4
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Learning outcomes will be developed based on the area of study for each course but will include development of effective oral and written communication skills for use in academic, professional, career settings.

  
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    EVE 101 - Fundamentals of Event Management


    This course addresses major trends and successful business practices in Event Management to provide the knowledge and tools to improve your effectiveness and profitability as an event manager.  In addition, students will learn how to manage staff and staffing problems and to ensure the safety of all event participants.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate ability to design, plan, market, promote, schedule and stage an event.
    2. Demonstrate ability to effectively structure and manage an event planning schedule to an applied learning event project.
    3. Demonstrate ability to identify and prioritize event goals and objectives.
    4. Demonstrate ability to create and present proposals and agreements that are advantageous to all parties of an event.


  
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    EVE 125 - Wedding Planning, Coordination & Consulting


    Wedding Planning, Coordination and Consulting provides a comprehensive introduction to the planning and management of weddings.  Looking through an event management lens, this course will thoroughly explore the foundations, practice and business of wedding planning.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  EVE 101 Fundamentals of Event Management; self-evident

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate ability to design wedding plans for diverse clients.
    2. Demonstrate ability to create and maintain realistic and profitable wedding budgets.
    3. Execute a mock or actual wedding in an applied learning environment.


  
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    EVE 201 - Event Internship I


    Career-related employment in the Meetings, Expositions, Events and Conventions (MEEC) industry focusing on an area of interest in a MEEC enterprise.  The intern will experience the opportunity to apply the theory learned in the program within a MEEC business setting.  225 work hours must be logged.  First year course work must be completed or receive permission of Hospitality Programs Department Chair.  Prior work experience is not considered for this course.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate ability to effectively perform the skills required of the profession, including:  the ability to integrate theory and practice, communicate effectively, demonstrate professional behaviors, perform technical skills, and carry out the tasks related to their job assignment.


  
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    EVE 215 - Special Event Interior Design


    This course addresses major trends and successful business practices in Special Event Management and Interior Design to provide the knowledge and tools to improve your effectiveness and profitability as a special event designer/manager/owner/operator.  Students will learn special event design materials and tool usage, special event centerpiece design and construction with a special focus on weddings, trade show booth displays and construction, table settings and material selection and related special event décor props design and construction.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    INT 215
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Develop design strategies and event concepts by determining venue essentials, seating layout and table décor, using created color schemes and proposals in an applied learning setting.


  
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    EVE 220 - Principles of Floral Design


    This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the hands-on skills and theory required for career success in event function and commercial/residential floral design.  Students will understand the elements, principles, forms, styles and techniques of floral design.  Students will learn to identify flowers and interior foliage plants, create specialty floral items and develop knowledge of sound business management practices and careers in the floral industry.  Students will learn floral marketing, pricing and sales.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    INT 220
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Comprehend, demonstrate, and utilize the basic elements and principles of floral design.
    2. Demonstrate ability to create professional centerpiece arrangements with permanent flowers.
    3. Demonstrate ability to develop pricing, marketing and selling plans for the sale of floral arrangements.


  
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    EVE 225 - Meetings, Corporate Events, Conventions, Trade Shows & Expos


    This course provides an understanding of the growing role of the Meetings, Expositions, Events and Conventions (MEEC) industry, as well as trade shows for both the United States and internationally.  It provides practical information for designing and managing projects from a trade show exhibit to planning and coordinating an entire exposition, meeting, convention or corporate event.  Virtually every organization, from government agencies to every part of the private sector, mom and pop entrepreneurs to corporate trade associations, all regularly hold large and small meetings of every description.  This course provides the basic tools to successfully plan and manage everything found in the course title.  Course information covers the basic competencies tested in the ISES Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) and Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) examinations.  The Meetings, Expositions, Events, and Conventions industry continues to grow and garner increasing attention from the hospitality industry, communities, and government alike.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  EVE 101 Fundamentals of Event Management; self-evident and designed sequence

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Comprehend and competently express where MEEC fits in relation to the hospitality industry.
    2. Identify the roles and functions of Destination Marketing Organizations for MEEC.
    3. Write clear and concise meeting objectives using the SMART technique.
    4. Recognize and apply technology which currently impacts professional meetings.
    5. Execute professional MEEC in an applied learning environment.


  
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    EVE 297 - Event Internship II


    Career-related employment in the Meetings, Expositions, Events and Conventions (MEEC) industry focusing on an area of interest in a MEEC enterprise.  The intern will experience the opportunity to apply the theory learned in the program within a MEEC business setting.  225 work hours must be logged.  Second year course work must be completed or receive permission of Hospitality Programs Department Chair.  Prior work experience is not considered for this course.  

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate ability to effectively perform the skills required of the profession, including: the ability to integrate theory and practice, communicate effectively, demonstrate professional behaviors, perform technical skills, and carry out the tasks related to their job assignment.


  
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    FLG 299 - FLG 299


    This course is designed to offer a variety of relevant foreign languages that are not currently listed in the catalog of foreign languages (such as Chinese, Vietnamese, etc.).  The course has a variable credit range of 1-4, and covers beginning to intermediate to advanced topics of the foreign languages and cultures.  Topics will vary but may be related to academic, professional, and career development.

    Credits: 1-4
    Hours
    1-4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills, such as proper use of:  grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation in verbal communication
    2. Demonstrate effective written communication skills, such as proper use of:  grammar, sentence structure, and paragraphs in written essays.


  
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    FRE 101 - Beginning French I


    An introduction to the basic principles of grammar.  Emphasis on oral practice in classroom.  Students will learn to appreciate the French culture through discussions and examination of real life situations in France & Francophone countries.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate ability to conduct beginning-level conversations in French in the present tense including giving directions, asking and answering simple questions, and describing daily academic and familiar activities.
    2. Demonstrate understanding and ability to use French grammar, including proper use of regular and stem-changing present tense verbs, noun-adjective agreement, and possessives, at the beginning level.
    3. Demonstrate reading with comprehension using beginning-level French materials.
    4. Demonstrate ability to write at beginning level, using complete sentences in paragraph form or in dialogues.
    5. Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of French-speaking cultures.


  
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    FRE 102 - Beginning French II


    An introduction to the basic principles of grammar.  Emphasis on oral practice in classroom.  Students will learn to appreciate the French culture through discussions and examination of real life situations in France & Francophone countries.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  FRE 101 Beginning French I

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate ability to conduct high-beginning conversations in French in the present, past and future tenses including asking and answering relevant questions, and describing vacations, transportation, travel, technology, employment and professions.
    2. Demonstrate high-beginning-level understanding and ability to use French grammar, including proper use of irregular present tense verbs, passé composé, imparfait, futur simple, reflexive verbs, direct and indirect object pronouns, relative pronouns, and comparison of adjectives.
    3. Demonstrate reading with comprehension using high-beginning materials.
    4. Demonstrate ability to write at high-beginning level, using complete sentences in paragraph and/or longer forms.
    5. Demonstrate high-beginning knowledge and understanding of Francophone cultures.


  
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    FRE 201 - Intermediate French I


    Intensive review of grammar and syntax.  A cultural, conversational and literary approach to French language.  Students will continue learning about the French & Francophone cultures and examine them and be prepared to handle various situations.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  FRE 102 Beginning French II

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Develop an understanding of intermediate French grammar that cover forms, meanings and functions, and use them appropriately in oral and written communication.
    2. Develop intermediate oral fluency in pronunciation, listening comprehension, speaking, and oral presentations necessary for successful real-world communication.
    3. Develop their active vocabulary of high-frequency words, collocations, and idiomatic expressions that are commonly used in the French-speaking world.
    4. Develop reading comprehension fluency at the low intermediate level through a variety of authentic genres, including academic discourse, newspaper and magazine articles, fiction, poetry, and essays.
    5. Develop intermediate writing proficiency through various writing assignments such as comprehension questions, paragraphs, essay, journals, and letters.
    6. Develop an understanding of French and Francophone cultures and societies as well as that or their own.


  
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    FRE 202 - Intermediate French II


    Intensive review of grammar and syntax.  A cultural, conversational and literary approach to French language.  Students will continue learning about the French & Francophone cultures and examine them and be prepared to handle various situations.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  FRE 201 Intermediate French I

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Acquire a solid understanding of intermediate French grammar that cover forms, meanings and functions, and use them effectively in oral and written communication.
    2. Demonstrate intermediate oral fluency in pronunciation, listening comprehension, speaking, and oral presentations necessary for successful real-world communication.
    3. Expand their active vocabulary of high-frequency words, collocations, and idiomatic expressions that are commonly used in the French-speaking world.
    4. Demonstrate reading comprehension fluency at the intermediate level through a variety of authentic genres, including academic discourse, newspaper and magazine articles, fiction, poetry, and essays.
    5. Increase intermediate writing proficiency through various writing assignments such as comprehension questions, paragraphs, essays, journals, and letters.
    6. Develop a greater awareness and appreciation of French and Francophone cultures and societies, as well as develop an understanding of their own cultural values and beliefs.


  
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    FRS 101 - Fire Prevention and Protection


    Methods, policies and procedures relative to establishing and operating appropriate fire prevention and protection programs.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Understand history and development of public, local, state and federal fire prevention organizations.
    2. Analyze functions, duties and responsibilities of a fire prevention bureau.
    3. Review building code and fire prevention model building codes.
    4. Identify hazards and deficiencies of fire protection and fire protection equipment systems.
    5. Demonstrate a public fire safety education program.


  
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    FRS 105 - Fire Investigation


    The investigation of the cause and origin of fires, including natural, accidental, and incendiary, and the role and responsibilities of the investigator in making that determination.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Explain the standards for professional qualifications of a fire investigator.
    2. Describe the scientific method and how it applies to fire investigations.
    3. Identify and describe the elementary chemistry of combustion.
    4. Identify the methods of collecting, documenting, and preserving evidence.
    5. Define arson.
    6. Recognize the progression of a fire within a structure.


  
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    FRS 200 - Hazardous Materials


    This course discusses the use, storage, transportation, and disposal of hazardous materials with an emphasis on flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidizing materials, corrosive liquids, compressed gases, and explosives frequently encountered by emergency responders.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Describe the common response protocols for responding to a hazardous materials incident.
    2. Identify the common elements on the periodic table by their atomic symbols.
    3. Describe the basic chemical and physical properties of gases, liquids, and solids, and predict the behavior of a substance under adverse conditions.
    4. Demonstrate effective usage of the U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook.


  
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    GER 101 - Beginning German I


    Basic principles of grammar and syntax.  Emphasis on oral practice in classroom.  Written homework assignments supplemented by work in audio-lingual laboratory.  Reading and discussion of graded literary and cultural texts.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Develop some knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the German language and culture.
    2. Acquire enough confidence to communicate in basic German.
    3. Develop an understanding of elementary German grammar that cover forms, meanings and functions, and use them appropriately in oral and written communication.
    4. Develop basic oral skills in pronunciation, listening comprehension, speaking, and oral presentations.
    5. Read with comprehension selected materials.
    6. Develop some basic writing skills through various writing assignments such as paragraphs, journals, and comprehension questions.


  
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    GER 102 - Beginning German II


    Basic principles of grammar and syntax.  Emphasis on oral practice in classroom. Written homework assignments supplemented by work in audio-lingual laboratory.  Reading and discussion of graded literary and cultural texts.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  GER 101 Beginning German I

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Develop an understanding of high-beginning German grammar that cover forms, meanings and functions, and use them appropriately in oral and written communication.
    2. Develop high-beginning oral skills in pronunciation, listening comprehension, speaking, and oral presentations.
    3. Develop their active vocabulary of high-frequency words, collocations, and idiomatic expressions that are commonly used in the German-speaking world.
    4. Develop reading comprehension skills at the high-beginning through a variety of authentic genres, including academic discourse, newspaper and magazine articles, fiction, poetry, and essays.
    5. Develop high-beginning writing skills through various writing assignments such as comprehension questions, paragraphs, essays, journals, and letters.
    6. Develop an understanding of German-speaking cultures and societies as well as that of their own.


  
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    GLG 111 - Earth Investigations


    This course is a survey of the geosciences for non-majors.  The core principles of meteorology, geology, and the nature of our solar system will be discussed.  The laboratory component utilizes various multi-media resources and Google Earth to engage students.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the unifying themes of the geologic sciences.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method in general, and as it can be applied in the geologic sciences specifically.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific data.


  
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    GLG 115 - Introduction to Geology


    This course is an introduction to the geosciences.  Core topics include the rock cycle, earth surface environments and processes, geologic time, planetary formation, plate tectonics theory, energy resources, and climate change.  The local geology of the Southern Tier of NY and Northern Tier of PA will be discussed.  The laboratory experience emphasizes rock and mineral indentification and exploration of the planet using Google Earth.  The laboratory experience also includes a field mapping project utilizing GPS technology in a local watershed.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling.
    2. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.
    3. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including an understanding of the methods geologists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, expermentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling as it applies to the geoligic sciences.
    4. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including application of scientific data, concepts, and models in the geologic sciences.


  
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    GLG 125 - Historical Geology


    This course is a study of the evolution of the planet Earth.  Core topics include geologic processes, biologic evolution, mass extinction events preserved in the rock record, and methods for determining geologic time.  The local geologic history of the Southern Tier of NY and Northern Tier of PA will be discussed.  The laboratory experience emphasizes sedimentary rock, mineral, and fossil identification.  A laboratory field experience will focus on the local bedrock geology and fossil biota.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the geologic time-scale, biologic evolution, and the sedimentary record.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method in general, and as it can be applied in the geologic sciences specifically.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific data.


  
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    HCM 193 - Introduction to U.S. Healthcare Systems


    A survey of the American Health Care System that examines the elements related to the organization, delivery, financing and planning of health services.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Identify the major component of US Health Care Systems and understand their relationships.


  
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    HCM 194 - Healthcare Financing


    This course will present the United States' health care system from a cost perspective.  Students examine the history of health care costs in the U.S., the nature of competition, the characteristics of the market for medical services that influence competition, and the implications of these factors on the health care sector of our economy.  Special emphasis will be placed on the most current legislation and administrative proposals/enactments.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequiste:  HCM 193 Introduction to U.S. Healthcare Systems or permission of instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Be familiar with health care financing policy development and the implementation of these processes.
    2. Understand the size and scope of the health care financing system in the United States and its comparison to other countries.
    3. Understand the differences and similarities in the public and private financing components of the health care system and the different reimbursements of various provider categories.


     

  
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    HCM 195 - Managed Health Delivery Systems


    Managed Health Delivery Systems is designed to engage students in a learning process about the intricacies of managed care.  It will provide a core of basic information about managed care in the United States - history, promises and shortcomings.  In addition, this course will focus on managerial parameters of managed care.  Strategies for marketing services, physician recruitment and price quality competition will be presented in the context of the new market place realities.  Finally, consumer health behavior and utilization dynamics will be discussed and evaluated from the standpoint of their practical rather than theoretical significance.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  HCM 193 Introduction to U.S. Healthcare Systems or permission of instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Comprehend the public policy imperatives for health service reform.
    2. Understand the role of managed care in health service restructuring.
    3. Distinguish between traditional indemnity fee-for-service practice and managed care.
    4. Develop familiarity with the principles and techniques for marketing managed delivery systems in a highly competitive environment.
    5. Acquire greater awareness of the practical problems encountered in today's health care market place.
    6. Identify ethical issues surrounding managed care implementation.


  
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    HCM 196 - Healthcare Ethics


    Health care ethics is designed for health care professionals and students planning to enter the health care field.  It offers participants the chance to understand health care ethics.  Some topics covered in the course will include:  autonomy in long-term care settings and withdrawing fluids and nutrition, euthanasia, and physician assisted suicide (medicide); HIV, reproductive rights, allocating health care resources, institutional missions, and obligations, competition and entrepreneurship in health care, and rationing.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Understand the role of medical ethics regarding research and health care delivery in an historical context.
    2. Be familiar with ethical principles and their application to current situations in the health field.
    3. Analyze health care issues from varying ethical perspectives to determine how to make the best decisions.
    4. Examine various codes of ethics of organizations including the American Hospital Association, the American College of Health Care Executives, and the American Medical Association.
    5. Discuss current areas of ethical concerns from the perspective of consumers, providers, and payers of health care services.


     

  
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    HCM 198 - Long-Term Care


    Long-term care will be studied in its current and dynamic environment.  Students will learn how long-term care has evolved in the United States.  Specific emphasis will be placed on levels of care, payment systems, social and economic concerns, current legislative initiatives, and the future needs of our expanding long-term care population.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Develop a deeper awareness of the demographic and economic changes influencing public policy for the elderly.
    2. Discuss socio-cultural and socio-economic factors influencing long-term care in the U.S.
    3. Discern the political and economic controversies associated with high rates of public spending for the elderly.
    4. Understand the role of family and community social support structures for the elderly.
    5. Recognize the power of financial incentives for altering provider behavior.
    6. Identify the challenges and opportunities for evolving health and human services delivery systems.


  
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    HIS 103 - Western Civilization I


    A survey of the development of Western civilization and culture with an emphasis on political, economic, social, religious, and intellectual developments in relation to other regions of the world to 1800. An analysis of the structures, systems, and interrelationships in western civilization within historical context and their impact on wellbeing and sustainability.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Construct a broad outline of world history and/or the development of the distinctive features of at least one civilization or culture in relationship to other regions of the world.
    2. Explain the structures, systems, and interrelationships among civilizations and cultures within historical and/or contemporary contexts, and their impact on wellbeing and sustainability.
    3. Outline the development of the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc. of Western civilizations to that of other regions of the world.


  
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    HIS 104 - Western Civilization II


    A survey of the development of Western civilization and culture with an emphasis on political, economic, social, religious, and intellectual developments in relation to other regions of the world from 1800 to the present. An analysis of the structures, systems, and interrelationships in western civilization within historical context and their impact on wellbeing and sustainability.

     

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Construct a broad outline of world history and/or the development of the distinctive features of at least one civilization or culture in relationship to other regions of the world.
    2. Explain the structures, systems, and interrelationships among civilizations and cultures within historical and/or contemporary contexts, and their impact on wellbeing and sustainability.
    3. Outline the development of the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc. of Western civilizations to that of other regions of the world.


  
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    HIS 116 - World History I


    A survey of the histories of human societies from the earliest civilizations to 1500.  The course considers how people, environment, social movements, religion, political ideologies, and philosophical ideas have shaped human society and their impact on wellbeing and sustainability.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Construct a broad outline of world history and/or the development of the distinctive features of at least one civilization or culture in relationship to other regions of the world.
    2. Explain the structures, systems, and interrelationships among civilizations and cultures within historical and/or contemporary contexts, and their impact on wellbeing and sustainability.


  
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    HIS 117 - World History II


    A survey of the histories of human societies from 1500 to the present.  This course considers how people, environment, social movements, religion, political ideologies, and philosophical ideas have shaped human society and their impact on wellbeing and sustainability.

     

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Construct a broad outline of world history and/or the development of the distinctive features of at least one civilization or culture in relationship to other regions of the world.
    2. Explain the structures, systems, and interrelationships among civilizations and cultures within historical and/or contemporary contexts, and their impact on wellbeing and sustainability.


  
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    HIS 130 - United States History I


    The United States from 1607 to 1877.  The colonies, Revolution, Constitution, early national period, Jacksonian era, expansion, Civil War and Reconstruction, and Westward Movement.  Survey of political, economic, social and cultural developments through most of the 19th century.  

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Describe U.S. society and/or history, including the diversity of individuals and communities that make up the nation.
    2. Explain the role of individual participation in U.S. communities and government.
    3. Apply historical and contemporary evidence to draw, support, or verify conclusions.
    4. Describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class and gender.
    5. Analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity.
    6. Apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action.
    7. Identify the consequences of racism in the United States at the individual, group, and systemic levels.


  
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    HIS 131 - United States History II


    The United States from 1877 to the present.  The closing of The Frontier, the American Empire, Progressive reforms, World War I, the Twenties, the Depression, The New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam involvement, and the present.  Emphasis on political, cultural, social, and economic & developments.  

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Describe U.S. society and/or history, including the diversity of individuals and communities that make up the nation.
    2. Explain the role of individual participation in U.S. communities and government.
    3. Apply historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class and gender.
    4. Describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class and gender.
    5. Analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity.
    6. Apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action.
    7. Identify the consequences of racism in the United States at the individual, group, and systemic levels.


  
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    HIS 155 - War and the Western World


    A survey of world patterns of warfare from their earliest roots to the present examing the interaction of warfare and society.  Major emphasis is on how warfare and military developments helped shape society and its institutions, as well as a distinctive Western syle of warfare.  Specific concern will be given to the role of gunpowder, industrialization, and nationalism, as well as economic, social, and cultural factors.  How the West used its distinctive style of warfare in its attempt to dominate the rest of the world and spread Western influence and institutions will also be considered, as well as the consequences.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Construct a broad outline of world history and/or the development of the distinctive features of at least one civilization or culture in relationship to other regions of the world.
    2. Explain the structures, systems, and interrelationships among civilizations and cultures within historical and/or contemporary contexts, and their impact on wellbeing and sustainability.
    3. Outline the development of the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culure, etc. of Western civilizations to that of other regions of the world.


  
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    HIS 187 - The United States Civil War: Causes and Effects


    This corse surveys social, political, and economic differences emerging in the nation's earliest days and how its leaders, social and political institutions, and people struggled with those issues as they brought on the war.  We will also place significant emphasis on the role of slavery in shaping social, political, and economic differences, particularly in shaping attitudes toward African Americans.  We will explore how such modern phenomena as nationalism and the Industrial Revolution impacted war.  Finally, we will examine the consequences of the Civil War, particularly how the legacy of slavery continues to shape America today.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Describe U.S. society and/or history, including the diversity of individuals and communities that make up the nation with a focus on the historical role of African Americans.
    2. Explain the role of individual participation in U.S. communities and government and the influence of African Americans on U.S. political, economic, and social institutions.
    • Apply historical and contemporary evidence to draw, support, or verify conclusions.
    • Identify the consequences of racism in the United States at the individual, group, and systemic levels.
    • Describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class and gender.
    • Analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity.
    • Apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action.


  
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    HIS 194 - African American History


    An introduction to African American history from the U.S. colonial period to the present.  Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to, West Africa, the African diaspora, and the Atlantic slave trade; life among enslaved people and free black people in the colonial and revolutionary periods; slavery, abolitionist and anti-slavery movements, and African American life  in the antebellum years; the Civil War and emancipation; Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era; the development of African American institutions, thought and culture; the Civil Rights era; and recent developments.  

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Describe U.S. society and/or history, including the diversity of individuals and communities that make up the nation with a focus on the historical role of African Americans.
    2. Explain the role of individual participation in U.S. communities and government and the influence of African Americans on U.S. political, economic, and social institutions.
    • Apply historical and contemporary evidence to draw, support, or verify conclusions.
    • Identify the consequences of racism in the United States at the individual, group, and systemic levels.
    • Describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class and gender.
    • Analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity.
    • Apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action.


  
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    HIS 210-280 - Special Topics in History


    Additional history courses are available besides those listed here in the College Catalog. For further information consult the college master schedule or department chair.

    Credits: (1-3)
  
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    HIS 299 - Independent Study


    An independent study project which is beyond the scope of courses currently offered by the department, directed by a faculty member with approval of the department chairperson.  Independent study does not satisfy the Liberal Arts requirement in history, and it may not be taken in lieu of a 100-series course.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  3 hours of College History

    Credits: (1-3)
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Learning outcomes will be developed by the instructor and approved by the department chair and the Dean of Liberal Arts.

  
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    HIT 101 - Introduction to Health Information Systems


    Introduction to the organization of healthcare delivery and overview of the profession.  Definition of, standards for, and development of both paper and electronic health records as to content, format, evaluation and completion.  Numbering and filing systems, registries, indexes, forms and screen design are addressed.  A study of methods for compiling statistics for administration, medical staff, and licensing and accrediting agencies.  Vital statistics, public health statistics and hospital statistics are covered.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Trace the development of the health information profession and understand the responsibilities of the health information profession.
    2. Recognize and describe the uses, users, and functions of the health record.
    3. Understand the content, documentation requirements, and formats of the health record in various healthcare settings.
    4. Understand the advantages of electronic health records over paper-based and hybrid records.
    5. Identify and define terms, initiatives, and technologies used in the planning and implantation of the electronic health record.
    6. Describe the purpose, development, and importance of healthcare data sets and standards.
    7. Recognize the purpose, development, and maintenance of registries and indexes used in healthcare.
    8. Describe research methodologies used in health care. (CAHIIM, III.5)
    9. Identify the types of vital statistics that are collected in the healthcare industry.
    10. Identify and explain statistical terminology used in the healthcare industry.
    11. Calculate statistics for health care operations (ex: Census Data, Percentage of Occupancy, Length of Stay, etc.)
    12. Summarize standards for the exchange of health information. (CAHIIM III.7)
    13. Describe consumer engagement activities. (CAHIIM, VI.8)
    14. Apply privacy basics, confidentiality, and HIPAA standards to protected health information.


  
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    HIT 106 - Medical Terminology


    A study of the language of medicine, including suffixes, prefixes and root words.  Emphasis on terminology associated with the anatomic systems.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Identify and define the five basic word parts.
    2. Define, pronounce, and correctly spell the word parts (combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes in each chapter).
    3. Understand the concept of analyzing and defining medical terms.
    4. Apply the rules of word building when building medical terms when given definitions.
    5. Define, pronounce, and correctly spell medical terms related to body structure, color, and oncology.
    6. Define, pronounce, and correctly spell terms which are used to describe directional terms, anatomic planes, regions, and quadrants.
    7. Define, pronounce, and correctly spell disease and disorder, surgical, diagnostic, and complementary terms associated with 15 body systems.
    8. Identify, interpret, and correctly spell medical abbreviations associated with the 15 body systems.
    9. Interpret, read, and comprehend the medical language in simulated medical statements and documents.


  
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    HIT 107 - Medical Transcription and Correspondence


    Introductory course emphasizing the fundamentals of medical transcription.  Orientation to equipment and software including authentic physician dictation organized by medical specialty.  Transcription of various medical reports including chart notes, letters, history and physicals, consultation reports, and discharge summaries, while building typing speed and accuracy.  Review of medical terminology related to the medical specialities.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prior or Concurrent:  HIT 106 Medical Terminology, MDA 104 Keyboarding and Medical Word Processing, BIT 100 Keyboarding

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Produce an error-free transcribed letter, consultation, chart note, history and physical report, and discharge summary dictated by a variety of physicians.
    2. Edit the transcript to correct obvious grammatical and punctuation errors, while identifying medical transcription inconsistencies.
    3. Develop keyboarding skills and an increased knowledge of medical terminolgy, confidentiality, and professionalism.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to utilize references and resources efficiently.


  
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    HIT 203 - Computers in Health Care


    Identification of computer applications in the health care industry; types of hardware and software systems; components of a health care facility database; electronic patient records; principles of database coding design and data dictionaries; overflow of systems approach in the selection and development of an information system; data quality; methods to control security and confidentiality; and strategies for report management.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  HIT 101 Introduction to Health Information Systems

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Identify computer applications in the healthcare industry.
    2. Differentiate between the types of hardware and software used in healthcare.
    3. Discuss the components of a healthcare facility database.
    4. Identify electronic patient record system.
    5. Explain the principles of database coding design and data dictionaries.
    6. Discuss a systems approach used in the selection and development of an information system.
    7. Summarize the concepts that relate to data quality.
    8. List the types of methods used to control security and confidentiality.
    9. Discuss strategies for report management.


  
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    HIT 204 - ICD-10-CM & PCS Coding


    Principles and application of the ICD-10-CM & PCS coding systems.  Introduction to the Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reimbursement.  Theory and practice of coding medical records using manual methods and encoder software systems.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIO 132 Anatomy and Physiology II, HIT 101 Introduction to Health Information Systems

    Corequisite:  HIT 205 Coding Practicum, HIT 240 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology

     

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Determine ICD-10-CM & PCS codes according to coding guidelines by coding medical record documentation.
    2. Compute DRGs from medical record documentation.
    3. Assign Principal Diagnoses.


  
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    HIT 205 - Coding Practicum


    Supervised practice structured so that students gain practical coding experience in a simulated hospital setting.  Laboratory hours: 2 hr/week for 15 weeks

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Corequisites:  HIT 204 ICD-10-CM & PCS Coding

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Determine ICD-10-CM & PCS codes according to coding guidelines by coding medical record documentation.
    2. Assign CCs, MCCs, and HACs
    3. Assign POA Indicators. 


  
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    HIT 208 - Advanced Medical Transcription


    Transcription of authentic physician-dictated reports organized by body systems or medical specialties.  Emphasis on advanced skills, developing accuracy, speed and additional detailed study of medical terminology.  Emphasis on the basic medical reports as well as specialized reports relating to the various body systems.  Emphasis also on using references and other resources efficiently, editing and proof-reading techniques.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  HIT 107 Medical Transcription

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours; 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Select the correct format for a dictated medical report.
    2. Demonstrate the proper use of reference materials.
    3. Transcribe consultations, chart notes, history and physical reports, discharge summaries and operative reports dictated by a variety of physicians.
    4. Edit the transcript to correct obvious grammatical and punctuation errors.
    5. Identify obvious medical inconsistencies.
    6. Produce a final, neat, error-free transcript.
    7. Increase transcription speed and productivity throughout the course.
    8. Understand the process of speech recognition technology.
    9. Successfully utilize the ExpressScribe Transcription Program.


  
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    HIT 210 - Management Principles for Health Information


    Principles of management, planning, organizing, controlling, and directing as they relate to and are integrated with specific applications to health information management functions.  Principles of personnel supervision are also included.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  HIT 236 Quality Improvement

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Participate in the planning, design, selection, implementation, integration, testing, evaluation, and support for organization-wide information systems.
    2. Use the principles of ergonomics and human factors in work process design.
    3. Apply the fundamentals of team leadership and conduct continuing education programs.
    4. Monitor staffing levels and productivity standards for health information functions, and provide feedback to management and staff regarding performance.
    5. Communicate benchmark staff performance data and prioritize job functions/activities.
    6. Use quality improvement tools and techniques to monitor, report, and improve processes.
    7. Make recommendations for items to include in budgets and contracts, as well as monitoring coding and revenue cycle processes.
    8. Recommend cost-saving and efficient means of achieving work processes and goals.
    9. Contribute work plans, policies, procedures, and resource requisitions in relation to job functions.


  
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    HIT 214 - CPT and HCPCS Coding


    A study of CPT and HCPCs as it relates to ambulatory and physician coding.  An overview of ambulatory and physician coding and data collection.  Theories and practical applications of ambulatory and physician payment methodologies.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  HIT 204 ICD-10-CM & PCS Coding System, HIT 205 Coding Practicum

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Determine CPT codes according to coding guidelines by coding medical record documentation.
    2. Calculate APCs from medical record documentation.
    3. Create a physician query.
    4. Manage coding denials.
    5. Ensure coding compliance and accuracy.


  
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    HIT 217 - Reimbursement Methodologies


    A study of the reimbursement and prospective payment systems used in the health care industry.  Comprehensive review of the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, as well as Revenue Cycle Management.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  HIT 204 ICD-10-CM Coding, HIT 205 Coding Practicum

    Corequisites:  HIT 214 CPT and HCPCS Coding

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Use basic language associated with the health care reimbursement methodologies.
    2. Describe the structure of the approved code sets used in the United States.
    3. Identify the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and to examine coding compliance issues that influence reimbursement.
    4. Distinguish between various insurance plans and government sponsored health care.
    5. Differentiate between inpatient, post-acute care and ambulatory reimbursement systems.
    6. Describe the components of revenue cycle management.
    7. Discuss inpatient and outpatient reimbursement methodologies.
    8. Define the provisions and functions of health care insurance plans.
    9. Differentiate between the various government sponsored health care programs.


  
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    HIT 220 - Survey of Healthcare Delivery


    The study of the regulatory issues, content, use and structure of healthcare data and data sets as they relate to long term care facilities, home health agencies, hospice, mental health facilities, ambulatory care, physicians offices and others.  The financing of health care services will be discussed as it relates to the various payment and reimbursement systems.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  HIT 101 Introduction to Health Information Systems

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    2 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Identify the various types of healthcare facilities.
    2. Discuss the medical record systems used in healthcare facilities.
    3. Explain the regulations that impact various types of healthcare facilities.
    4. Discuss the role of HIM professionals in healthcare facilities.
    5. Describe the reimbursement methodologies used throughout healthcare.
    6. Identify the types of data sets used in healthcare facilities.
    7. Explain risk management, legal and quality management concerns that relate to the various types of healthcare facilities.


  
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    HIT 222 W - Medical Legal Aspects


    Introduction to legal aspects of medical records.  Legal basis for medical practice, confidentiality.  Patient's "Bill of Rights," HIPAA, voluntary and involuntary release of medical information.  Authorizations and consents, professional liabilities, medical-moral issues such as abortion, euthanasia, sterilization, artificial insemination and organ transplantations. 

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ENG 110 College Writing I

     

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Note
    This course is designated as a writing emphasis course.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Identify what constitutes the legal health record and the custodian of the health record.
    2. Identify appropriate compliance with court orders, subpoenas, and warrants.
    3. Apply legal processes impacting health information.
    4. Apply confidentiality standards, HIPAA privacy & security rule.
    5. Demonstrate rules for disclosure of PHI for internal and external use/exchange.
    6. Apply retention and destruction policies for health information.
    7. Apply policies and procedures surrounding issues of access and disclosure of protected health information.
    8. Adhere to policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with state and federal regulations.
    9. Identify potential abuse or fraud in healthcare practices.
    10. Comply with ethical standards of practice.
    11. Evaluate the consequences of a breach of healthcare ethics.


  
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    HIT 236 - Quality Improvement


    A study of the components of a hospital-wide quality assurance program, including quality assessment, utilization management, credentialing and risk management.  Collection, organization and presentation of data will be included.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  HIT 222 Medical Legal Aspects

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Discuss the development of quality review in the healthcare industry.
    2. Identify the pioneers of QI and discuss their theories.
    3. Explain QI processes that include ongoing monitoring and evaluation.
    4. Describe The Joint Commission standards that impact the quality of care in healthcare organizations.
    5. Perform quality assessment audits, analyze the findings and display findings using visual tools.
    6. Discuss the development of utilization management in healthcare.
    7. Identify the various components of utilization management that include preadmission, admission, and continued stay reviews.
    8. Discuss the development of risk management programs.
    9. Identify court decisions, federal regulations, and The Joint Commission standards that relate to risk management.
    10. Explain risk identification and risk control activities used in the healthcare industry.
    11. Develop quality improvement tools and policies that can be used in health information departments.
    12. Present data using tables, charts, and graphs.
    13. Explain the importance of clinical documentation improvement programs.


  
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    HIT 240 - Pathophysiology & Pharmacology


    The study of major disease processes, by body system, including their etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.  Students will learn which diagnostic tests are used, as well as the appropriate surgical techniques.  Basic pharmacology and the most commonly used drugs will be discussed.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  HIT 106 Medical Terminology

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Answer questions about the condition, findings, and treatments for specific patients.
    2. Identify inconsistent combinations of diagnoses, procedures, and treatments.
    3. Describe signs and symptoms of specific diseases.
    4. Explain how a diagnosis is made for a specific disease.
    5. Explain common forms of treatment for specific diseases.
    6. Recognize basic principles of pharmacology.


  
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    HIT 245 - Clinical Practicum


    Professional practice experience in facilities, organizations and agencies related to healthcare.  Students will gain practical experience in technical procedures and in developing professional attitudes in interacting with other professionals and consumers in the healthcare field.  Clinical hours: 30 hr/week for 5 weeks.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  All HIT courses must be successfully completed prior to participation in Clinical Practicum (HIT 101, 106, 107, 203, 204, 205, 208, 210, 214, 217, 220, 222, 236, 240)

    Corequisites:  HIT 295 Health Information Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    150 Clinical Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the HIM department in the overall function of the healthcare institution.
    2. Observe the working relationships of the HIM practitioners and department staff, facility staff, visitors, and medical staff.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of patient confidentiality throughout the clinical practicum experience.
    4. Recognize and apply the characteristics of a professional in his/her attitude throughout the clinical practicum experience.
    5. Follow and demonstrate an understanding of facility/departmental policy and procedures.
    6. Gain practical experience in a variety of HIM functions under the supervision of experienced practitioners.


  
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    HIT 295 - Health Information Seminar


    A capstone course that will review and integrate theory and practice in Health Information.  Guest speakers will present on various topics and issues relevant to the profession.  Career opportunities, resume preparation, interviewing techniques, the job application process, and RHIT exam preparation will be discussed.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Corequisite:  HIT 245 Clinical Practicum

     

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Prepare an effective resume and cover letter.
    2. Correctly complete a job application.
    3. Explain the importance of earning the RHIT credential.
    4. Describe components of an effective RHIT exam preparation and application process.
    5. Conduct a dental chart audit utilizing a chart audit tool to ensure the accuracy of the healthcare data.
    6. Earn a passing score on the mock RHIT exam.


  
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    HLS 111 - Introduction to Homeland Security


    An overview of homeland security, including an evaluation of the progression of homeland security and emergency management issues throughout New York and the United States.  An examination of the roles undertaken and methods used by governmental agencies and individuals to respond to those issues.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Note
    Required for degree/certificate program

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Describe the history behind the current practice of homeland security in the U.S.
    2. Identify the goals and philosophies within the field of homeland security.
    3. Summarize programs and methods used to meet the homeland security needs.
    4. Identify the specific roles that individuals and governmental agencies play in homeland security.


  
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    HLS 150 - Emergency Management


    A study of establishing a process and structure for systematic, coordinated, and effective delivery of emergency assistance to address consequences of major disasters or other emergencies occurring in the United States.  Covers public and private responses, mitigation, and recovery measures carried out by state, federal and local governments.  Topics include types of aid available to individuals and communities, intergovernmental emergency preparedness, planning, training, exercises, and coordination of efforts.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Note
    Required in a degree/certificate program

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Describe the concepts of preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.
    2. Identify the types of emergencies that require multiple agencies, and describe the response functions of those agencies in disasters.
    3. Explain the planning process for emergency preparedness.
    4. Identify the elements of an effective emergency response plan for an individual, a community, and/or a non-governmental organization.


  
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    HLS 200 - Theory and Practice of Terrorism


    A study of terrorism and the threat to the United States is a terrorist target.  Includes methods and operations of domestic and international terrorism, cyber and narco terrorism, the mindset of the terrorist, and organized crime's connection to terrorism.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Note
    Required in a degree/certificate program

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Describe the evolving definition of terrorism.
    2. Identify terrorist organizations and their respective ideologies.
    3. Explain various models for identifying and combating terrorism.
    4. Describe the various impacts terrorism has on citizens, communities, and/or government entities.


  
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    HLS 202 - Emergencies and Disasters


    This course examines major natural and human-made emergencies and disasters, their impact on U.S. policy and politics, and diverse approaches to planning for these types of events.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Identify key emergency or disaster events that have shaped U.S. disaster policy.
    2. Describe approaches used for disaster management in the U.S.
    3. Explain the roles of civilians and the military in responding to emergencies and disasters.


  
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    HLS 205 - Bioterrorism & Public Health Emergencies


    An examination of the roles and responsibilities of hospitals, public health agencies, and the emergency medical services system in preparing for, and responding to, natural and human-made disasters, including bioterrorism.  This course explores the objectives and implementation of federal, state, and local health emergency management programs.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Describe the difference between public health and medicine.
    2. Identify legal and ethical issues in emergency medical services and disaster medicine.
    3. Explain current Federal, State, and local organizations and programs supporting health emergency management.
    4. Explain the threat posed by Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) weapons.
    5. Identify response actions for selected Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) weapons.


  
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    HLS 207 - Emergency Medical Services Disaster Response


    A study of the roles and responsibilities of emergency medical services systems, with a focus on disaster response.  This course explores the history and development of federal, state, and local emergency medical services programs.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Explain the major components of an emergency medical services system.
    2. Describe the roles and functions of emergency medical services systems.
    3. Explain current federal, state, and local roles in the oversight and development of emergency medical services systems.
    4. Identify how emergency medical services systems contribute to disaster response.


  
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    HLS 210 - Special Security Issues


    This course covers a varying range of focused topics in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  Includes evolving topics, such as:  critical infrastructure protection, transportation security, border and immigration issues, cyber security, public health emergencies, and executive protection.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Note
    Required in a degree/certificate program

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Describe various homeland security and emergency management activities in which the federal, county, state, local, tribal, territorial, and non-government organizations participate.
    2. Describe the various responses homeland security and emergency management organizations use for responding to security and safety issues.


  
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    HMS 250 - Human Service Organizations


    Overview of agencies whose mission is to assist people with needs that develop in their lives.  Emphasis is on human service organizations and the way these organizations function, their role in society, and the services they provide.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the variety of services provided by human services organizations.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges, demands, expectations, and opportunities that human service organizations face.
    3. Appreciate the role of human service organizations and their importance to the social, economic, political, and cultural fabric of our society.
    4. Appreciate human service administration and practice and the factors associated with organizations becoming effective and efficient.
    5. Become better prepared to enter the human services as practitioner and professional.


  
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    HMS 290 - Human Service Field Experience


    A field placement in a health, human service or education setting, under the supervision of faculty and agency personnel.  Weekly seminar to develop helping and relationship-building skills.  Minimum of 10-hours of field work per week is required.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ENG 110 College Writing I, HMS 250 Human Service Organizations, PSY 110 General Psychology, SOC Introduction to Sociology

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 10 Field Experience Hours
    Note
    For Human Services students only.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Analyze multiple Human Services theories, values and professional ethics.
    2. Utilize accepted Human Services skills in a practice environment.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of Human Service networks and how they assess and meet client needs.
    4. Demonstrate self-care techniques to maintain personal well-being while in a setting that may lead to professional fatigue.


  
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    HON 170 - Honors Seminar


    The Honors First Year Seminar is a one-credit interdisciplinary course to be offered each fall to the incoming cohort of students accepted into the Honors Program.  The course primarily serves students in the Honors Program during their first semester at SUNY Broome.  Students will develop skills essential to their success as Honors students including critical thinking, interdisciplinary inquiry, and effective collaboration with others.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate critical thinking through development of an interdisciplinary research project.
    2. Present their research in a multi-modal fashion before an audience.


  
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    HON 270 - Honors Capstone Seminar


    The Honors Capstone Seminar is a one- to two-credit interdisciplinary course that will be offered each spring for Honors Program students completing their Honors Program requirements.  Students will work on their capstone Honors research projects in this course while learning about research; proposal writing; source evaluation; library offerings; presentation platforms; and oral, visual, and written presentations.  The final project will be the culmination of intensive thinking, research, writing, and collaboration that will allow students to learn about a subject in depth and to teach others about that subject.

    Credits: 1-2
    Hours
    1-2 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate critical thinking through development of an interdisciplinary research project that includes a research proposal and an annotated bibliography.
    2. Present their synthesized research in a multi-modal fashion in a formal, academic, public setting through the Honors Program.


  
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    HOS 101 - Introductions for the Hospitality Freshman


    * This is a blended course.

    An introduction to college life and the hospitality industry for the beginning student in the Hospitality Department.  Familiarity with characteristics of the hospitality and tourism industry as well as hospitality industry sustainability and corporate responsibility are stressed.  Study of current trends and issues using a daily or weekly hospitality publication and Introduction to the Hospitality Industry text.  College and departmental policies and procedures, academic advisement and registration, study skills, transfer and employment, career navigation and mapping; work ethic; college and departmental resources.  Required course for all first semester hospitality students.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate awareness of SUNY Broome student academic policies and procedures.
    2. Analyze and investigate the various career fields in which hospitality skills may be utilized.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of a positive work ethic and how it can be applied in the hospitality field.


  
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    HOS 110 - Hospitality Industry Certifications


    This course provides preparatory instruction permitting students to sit for several hospitality industry recognized certifying exams and hospitality-related micro-credentials.  Required certifications may evolve with industry demands.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Study and prepare for hospitality industry recognized certifications, typically in food safety and sanitation, food allergy awareness, safe alcohol sales and service, and professional guest service techniques.
    2. Be eligible to sit for all required industry certifications.


  
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    HOS 115 - Hospitality Marketing & Promotions


    Development of marketing and promotion systems for lodging properties, restaurants, bars, casinos, events, wedding planners, caterers, conventions, trade-shows, expositions, meeting planners, microbreweries and cruise ships.  Hospitality case-study and marketing project analysis will be a key aspect of the course.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate familiarity with and competency in executing fundamental hospitality marketing and promotions.
    2. Explain the interrelationship of marketing and promotions with guest service quality, guest satisfaction, and guest loyalty.


  
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    HOS 127 - Hospitality Purchasing


    In depth instruction on foodservice purchasing techniques.  This course covers product information as well as management of the purchasing function and the relationship of effective purchasing toward maintaining a successful operation.  The selection and procurement functions of product and equipment within the hospitality foodservice industry are covered in detail.  Farm-to-fork concepts, locavore purchasing, and sustainability are explored.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Apply and demonstrate the concepts of purchasing techniques in the hospitality industry by addressing product and equipment identification, selection and procurement.
    2. Apply and demonstrate comprehension of the relationships between hospitality purchasing and effective hospitality cost controls.
    3. Apply and articulate purchasing concepts related to farm-to-fork, locavore, and sustainable purchasing techniques.


  
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    HOS 186 - Food in History and Society


    A socio-historical examination of food from the Middle Ages to the present with a focus on the United States and Europe.  Topics will include, but will not be limited to, how societies gather and prepare food; culinary tastes of different times and places; the influence of food/taste on trade, colonization, cultural exchange; and the impact of immigrations, globalization, and technology on food.  An exploration of the history and role of diversity (race/ethnicity/gender and social class) in the development of culinary taste and modern day culinary practices.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    SOC 186
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Describe major concepts and theories used by historical sociologists.
    2. Apply the methods historical sociologists use to explore social phenomena.
    3. Analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity.
    4. Apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action.
    5. Identify the consequences of racism in the United States at the individual, group, and systemic levels.


  
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    HOS 201 - Hospitality Internship I


    Career-related employment in the hospitality industry focusing on an area of interest.  The intern will experience the opportunity to apply the theory learned in the program within a hospitality business setting.  225 work hours must be logged.  First year course work must be completed or receive permisson of Hospitality Programs Department Chair.  Prior work experience is not considered for this course.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  30 credit hours successfully completed in a hospitality degree or permission of Hospitality Programs Chair

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate ability to effectively perform the skills required of the profession, including:  the ability to integrate theory and practice, communicate effectively, demonstrate professional behaviors, perform technical skills, and carry out the tasks related to their job assignment.


  
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    HOS 242 - Hospitality Human Resources


    This course provides a contextual background of human resources in the hospitality industry.  Effective resourcing of the hospitality industry, development of hospitality human resources, rewards and remuneration, hospitality employment relationships, and discussions of contemporary issues in human resource management in the hospitality industry are presented.  Human resource management in multi-site hospitality operations are introduced.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Articulate familiarity with unique hospitality human resource demands.
    2. Develop effective job designs, recruitment, selection, appointments, and induction techniques for the various hospitality industry resourcing demands.
    3. Effectively calculate probability and labor costs for the hospitality industry.


  
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    HOS 297 - Hospitality Internship II


    Career-related employment in the hospitality industry focusing on an area of interest.  The intern will experience the opportunity to apply the theory learned in the program within a hospitality business setting.  225 work hours must be logged.  Second year course work must be completed or receive permission of Hospitality Programs Department Chair.  Prior work experience is not considered for this course.  Senior Status.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  60 credit hours successfully completed in a hospitality degree or permission of Hospitality Programs Chair

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate ability to effectively perform the skills required of the profession, including:  the ability to integrate theory and practice, communicate effectively, demonstrate professional behaviors, perform technical skills, and carry out the tasks related to their job assignment.


  
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    HST 100 - Seminar in Health Sciences


    This course provides an overview of various aspects related to selecting and preparing for a career in the health sciences.  Students will gain an understanding of strategies to become successful at SUNY Broome Community College, including development of learning and study strategies to enhance academic success, effective time management techniques, information management skills, a working knowledge of campus services and resources, and an understanding of academic and college policies.  Students will identify their career interests and determine the professional characteristics, educational requirements, and training necessary for their chosen career.  An introduction to professional behavior, ethical decision making, laws affecting the healthcare system, and cultural diversity and sensitivity is included.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Identify their learning style and strategies to be successful within their academic pursuits.
    2. Locate campus resources and campus policies to increase academic success.
    3. Perform a critical analysis of cultural competence and sensitivity.
    4. Identify their career goal within the healthcare field.
    5. Demonstrate proficiency with information management.


  
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    HST 104 - Health for Haiti


    Students will use a scientific approach to explore dynamics between health care, education, and poverty, while engaging in experiential service learning in Haiti.  Classes will introduce students to scientific methods as well as the history, culture, economic, political, and spiritual aspects of Haiti.  Students will apply scientific concepts and models while engaging in diverse service projects in urban and rural communities.  Partner needs and students' preexisting skills will determine specific service projects.  The course is designed to foster fellowship, provide humanitarian assistance, enhance civic responsibility, develop scientific, critical thinking and reflection skills required for participation in our dynamic, global world.

    Credits: 4
    Cross-listed
    BIO 104
    Hours
    1 Class Hour, 6 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate critical reflection about how own attitudes and beliefs are different from those of other cultures and communities.
    2. Demonstrate increased understanding of personal social values with reflective insights about the aims and accomplishments of one's actions.
    3. Demonstrate understanding of scientific methods for observation, hypothesis development, data collection and analysis, and evaluation of evidence.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific concepts and models by designing and engaging in hands-on activities in Haiti that will help improve overall health and quality of life in developing communities.
    5. Demonstrate civic engagement by integrating knowledge from their program of study and applying it on a practical level by producing a tangible product or program.

     

  
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    HST 105 - Global Health in Ireland


    This global service-learning course provides the student an experiential learning opportunity that compares health care delivery systems in Ireland with other countries.  The course includes study and participation in selected clinical practice applications in professional health settings in Ireland that will provide comparisons within global health.  Students will also have numerous excursions that immerse them in the history, culture, traditions and social issues of Ireland.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    1 Class Hour, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Utilize knowledge from biological, physiological, social, and global health sciences to promote optimum wellness in the global community.
    2. Identify healthcare interventions to meet the health care needs of the global community and individuals within the community.
    3. Identify therapeutic communication techniques and methods that overcome language barriers for clients, families and communities in global health settings.
    4. Demonstrate teaching/learning strategies that promote health for clients, families and communities in global health settings.
    5. Demonstrate increased understanding of personal social values.
    6. Demonstrate enhanced civic responsibility that can be applied on a local and global level.
    7. Demonstrate enhanced reflective writing skills.
    8. Identify legal and ethical principles when planning health promotion for global health communities.
    9. Identify cultural values or norms in selected successful and unsuccessful global health care systems.
      Demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to cultural variations in the global community.
    10. Acquire practical experience in applying health or general science skills including:
    • Interaction with Irish children and adults in schools, hospitals and rural health clinic settings
    • Assist at health-related clinics
    • Provide personal hygiene instructions
    • Provide instruction in other health-related topics
    • Provide social interactions with the Irish People during enrichment and recreational outings


  
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    HST 109 - Personal Success Strategies


    This course is designed to help students become more successful in academic, personal, and professional realms.  Students will gain an understanding of how thought processes impact habits, attitudes, beliefs, and expectations.  Students will identify personal and professional goals, the barriers affecting their ability to reach these goals, and identify strategies to overcome these barriers.  Cognitive and behavioral strategies to help students enhance success and become self-empowered are included.  This course focuses on the development of the soft skills needed to help students reach their individual potential.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Module 1:
    By the end of this module, students will be able to:

    1. Identify advantages of a positive vs negative mindset.
    2. Understand how self-awareness can increase positive mental outlook and self-confidence.

    Module 2:
    By the end of this module, students will be able to:

    1. Identify the difference between growth and fixed mindsets.
    2. Identify strategies for fostering a growth mindset.
    3. Identify how the emotions of the brain affect the growth or fixed mindset.

    Module 3:
    By the end of this module, students will be able to:

    1. Define diversity.
    2. Differentiate between surface diversity and deep diversity.
    3. Differentiate between race and ethnicity to describe various aspects of their own identities.

    Module 4:
    By the end of this module, students will be able to:

    1. Explain the Reticular Activating System (RAS).
    2. Identify goals that will allow them to master the RAS.
    3. Describe how they could actively use the RAS.

    Module 5:
    By the end of this module, students will be able to:

    1. Define core values and identify their personal core values.
    2. Explore their current life-stage.
    3. Examine positive self-talk.
    4. Develop inner self-talk skills.

    Module 6:
    By the end of this module, students will be able to:

    1. Understand the benefits of a positive attitude.
    2. Describe ways to deal with procrastination.
    3. List the characteristics of successful students.

    Module 7:
    By the end of this module, students will be able to:

    1. State the purpose and components of an affirmation.
    2. Create at least 5 affirmations they can use to help them achieve their goals.
    3. State the purpose of creating clear and vivid pictures of goals.

    Module 8:
    By the end of this module, students will be able to:

    1. Describe strategies to overcome old habits, attitudes, and beliefs.
    2. Identify current and future goals and how these goals will impact their success.
    3. Identify how to put the core concepts of the course into use.


  
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    HST 115 - Sanitation and Safety


    A course in the fundamentals of restaurant and hotel organization and sanitation.  In this certification course the student will learn the control points in food service, the importance of sanitation, and safety procedures.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    BHM 110
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Identify factors that affect growth of foodborne bacteria.   
    2. Analyze evidence to determine the presence of foodborne illness outbreaks.
    3. Identify personal behaviors that can contaminate food.
    4. Identify methods for preventing cross-contamination.
    5. Describe the flow of food through an organization.  
    6. Describe and understand the steps to a HAACP plan. 
    7. Recognize the importance of proper cleaning and sanitizing in lodging and foodservice establishments.
    8. Demonstrate their level of understanding of Basic First Aid/CPR/AED by successfully earning American Heart Association certification.
    9. Demonstrate their level of understanding of all course materials by successful completion of the ServSafe ® examination.


  
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    HST 161 - Women's Health


    The elective course introduces the student to the developmental, physical, psychological, social, socioeconomic, cultural, and political influences related to women's health care.  Students will be introduced to various healthcare resources available to meet the needs of women.  Activities throughout this course are designed to promote critical thinking and will assist students to analyze and evaluate information to create positive health care environments for women.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Identify the physical needs and healthcare issues of women throughout the life cycle.
    2. Identify the psychological needs of women.
    3. Identify cultural factors which influence health care of women.
    4. Evaluate healthcare resources to promote health in women.

     

  
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    HST 162 - Personal and Community Health


    This elective course introduces the student to the health issues and problems related to individuals and communities.  This course explores aspects of wellness/health promotion and factors which impede wellness/health.  Throughout the course, the student will explore various topics, including, but not limited to:  mental health, stress, nutrition, physical activity, body image, drug and alcohol use, social relationships, sexuality, reproductive choices, communicable diseases including sexually transmitted diseases, chronic diseases, aging, personal safety, and violence/injury prevention.  An exploration of current events related to community health topics assists the student to develop an understanding of issues related to wellness/health racing consumers.  This course will allow students to gain a better understanding of their physical, emotional, and social needs and to develop strategies to promote their overall health and well-being.

     

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    PED 162
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Identify factors to promote health/wellness for individuals and the community.
    2. Identify factors which impede health/wellness for individuals and the community.
    3. Identify steps to improve personal safety, and to prevent violence and injury.
    4. Locate and analyze current events related to community health topics.
    5. Assess their individual levels of wellness; identifying lifestyle changes they intend to make to improve their overall wellness.


  
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    HST 207 - Capstone for Health Careers


    A capstone course that reviews the knowledge base, didactic theory, and skills applicable to the field of healthcare.  Preparation of professional portfolio, cover letters, resume and interview skills for professional employment in healthcare included.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  HST 100 Seminar in Health Sciences

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Utilize professionalism in communications.
    2. Create a portfolio, including a resume and cover letter suitable for healthcare employment.
    3. Discuss strategies to navigate and succeed in a new career environment.
    4. Evaluate areas of strength and weakness in preparation for professional interviews.


  
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    HST 210 - Pharmacology


    This course provides an introduction to the clinical concepts of pharmacology, relevant and useful to a variety of health science curricula. Students will gain an understanding of the major drug classifications, uses, side effects, adverse effects, contraindications, and interactions used to treat and prevent disease, and maintain homeostasis for each of the body systems. Basic principles of medication administration and pharmaceutical mathematics are included.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites: BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I or consent of instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Describe methods of drug classification, controlled substance schedules, and preganany categories.
    2. Describe the FDA approval process for new medications, and the regulations related to medications, herbs, and supplements.
    3. Identify medication rights, guidelines, routes, and techniques of safe medication administration.
    4. Identify drug classifications, indications for use, side effects, contraindications, and how drugs affect the various body systems, including:  nervous; urinary; cardiovascular; immune; respiratory; gastrointestinal; endocrine; reproductive; musculoskeletal; integumentary; and the eye and ear.
    5. Demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of mathematical computations to solve equations related to medication dosages.

     

  
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    HUM 104 - Introduction to Classical Mythology


    This course is designed to introduce the basic substance of the stories which constitute classical Greek mythology.  The course is also meant to provide experience in reading and understanding those stories in their original context - so far as that can be determined - in order to discern how they have continued to influence Western art and culture to express the values of that art and culture.  Key traditional interpretative methods will be examined and applied to the Greek myths.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Define the conventions and methods of classical Greek mythology.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on text, visual images, or artifacts.


  
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    INT 215 - Special Event Interior Design


    This course addresses major trends and successful business practices in Special Event Management and Interior Design to provide the knowledge and tools to improve your effectiveness and profitability as a special event designer/manager/owner/operator.  Students will learn special event design materials and tool usage, special event centerpiece design and construction with a special focus on weddings, trade show booth displays and construction, table settings and material selection and related special even Décor props design and construction.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    EVE 215
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Objectives of the Course:

    1. Students are to be taught the special event business and more specifically the interior designs that go along with that business that make it special.

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Create and manage a successful special events enterprise.
    2. Build special event clientele.
    3. Effectively select special event venues.
    4. Financially manage a profitable special event.
    5. Identify and prioritize special event goals and objectives.
    6. Identify potential challenges to creating a successful special event cabinet.
    7. Choose materials for, design and construct table centerpieces; special focus on weddings.
    8. Employ effective color coordination.
    9. Design and create islands of Décor.
    10. Create professional floral arrangements for special events.
    11. Employ and devise creative special event concepts.
    12. Research special event interior design ideas and experiences.


  
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    INT 220 - Principles of Floral Design


    This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the hands-on skills and theory required for career success in event function and commercial/residential floral design.  Students will understand the elements, principles, forms, styles and techniques of floral design.  Students will learn to identify flowers and interior foliage plants, create specialty floral items and develop knowledge of sound business management practices and careers in the floral industry.  Students will learn floral marketing, pricing and sales.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    EVE 220
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Gain familiarity with basic floral supplies and equipment.
    2. Practice the proper care and handling of fresh flowers.
    3. Understand and utilize the basic elements and principles of design.
    4. Create professional centerpiece arrangements with permanent flowers.
    5. Be exposed to and create asymmetrical arrangements.
    6. Have a working knowledge of the major foliage available to floral designers.
    7. Obtain the skill-set to work with and without floral foam.
    8. Develop expertise in the creation of a composite flower - Glamellia.
    9. Obtain proficiency at creating a round bridal bouquet; a cascade bridal bouquet; corsages and boutonnieres.
    10. Develop a familiarity with contemporary design techniques.
    11. Obtain the ability to select and recommend appropriate flowers for an arrangement.
    12. Experience and perform floral creations that maximize visual value.
    13. Develop pricing, marketing and selling plans for the sale of floral arrangements.


  
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    ITA 101 - Beginning Italian I


    Basic principles of grammar and syntax.  Emphasis on oral practice in classroom.  Reading and discussion of graded literary and cultural texts.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate basic proficiency in the understanding and use of Italian in formal and informal situations, through speaking, listening and writing.
    2. Understand basic grammatical construction principles of the Italian language.
    3. Respond orally to questions in the target language at the beginner level.
    4. Acquire appropriate reading strategies (such as phonics, structural analysis, context clues) to read and comprehend selected materials.
    5. Write familiar material in Italian including sentences, phrases and basic paragraphs with ease.
    6. Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of the culture(s) associated with the Italian language.


  
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    ITA 102 - Beginning Italian II


    Basic principles of grammar and syntax.  Emphasis on oral practice in classroom.  Reading and discussion of graded literary and cultural texts.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ITA 101 Beginning Italian I

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Develop an understanding of high-beginning Italian grammar that cover forms, meanings and functions, and use them appropriately in oral and written communication.
    2. Develop high-beginning oral skills in pronunciation, listening comprehension, speaking, and oral presentations.
    3. Develop their active vocabulary of high-frequency words, collocations, and idiomatic expressions that are commonly used in the Italian-speaking world.
    4. Develop reading comprehension skills at the high-beginning through a variety of authentic genres, including academic discourse, newspaper and magazine articles, fiction, poetry, and essays.
    5. Develop high-beginning writing skills through various writing assignments such as comprehension questions, paragraphs, essays, journals, and letters.
    6. Develop an understanding of Italian-speaking cultures and societies as well as that of their own.


  
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    LAW 110 - Survey of Paralegalism


    Role of the paralegal and attorney.  Introduction to jurisprudence and functions of administrative agencies. Local, state, federal courts.  Introduction to contracts, torts, negligence, criminal procedure, real property law, law office management.  Legal terminology.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Recognize the jurisdictional structure of the New York State court system.
    2. Recognize the jurisdictional structure of the local court system.
    3. Recognize the original and appellate distinctions of the judicial system.
    4. Prepare legal documents pursuant to NYS statutory law.
    5. Apply the rules learned to the preparation of legal documents.


  
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    LAW 200 - Real Property Law


    Comprehensive survey of law of real property, emphasizing practical application to a paralegal function.  Analysis of form of deeds, bonds, notes, mortgages, assignments, discharges, purchase of contracts, leases and options.  Training in searching title, basic understanding of abstracts of title, real property litigation, estates, condemnation and foreclosure.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  LAW 110 Survey of Paralegalism

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Define the legal terminology regarding the ownership, acquisition and conveyance of Real Estate.
    2. Articulate an understanding regarding the distinction between Personal and Real Property.
    3. Understand the Law of Fixtures by identifying various legal texts used in fixture law.
    4. Understand the process of transferring title to Real Estate; including the use of deeds, mortgages, promissory notes, real estate contracts, and closing statements and prepare such statements.
    5. Close the Real Estate transaction.
    6. Articulate the difference between a buyer representation and a seller representation.
    7. Understand the role of the County Clerk Records in the Real Estate Transaction by recording various documents.


  
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    LAW 207 W - Legal Writing and Research


    Development of legal research and drafting skills through use of digests, reporter systems, and other features of law libraries.  Analysis of various types of legal documents for clarity, composition, conciseness.  Practice in research and drafting of legal documents.  Writing Emphasis Course.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  LAW 110 Survey of Paralegalism and ENG 110 College Writing I

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of legal research by preparing an assignment using the Westlaw database and preparing a legal brief.
    2. Demonstrate an ability to identify and argue legal issues by responding to a classroom legal fact pattern in written and oral format.
    3. Illustrate an understanding in drafting legal documents by preparing legal briefs, courtroom briefs and legal position papers.


  
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    LAW 215 - Estates, Probates and Trusts


    Disposition of decendent property, law of interstate succession, execution and probate of wills, nature and creation of trusts and the administration of estates and trusts, estate and gift tax preparation.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  LAW 110 Survey of Paralegalism

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Articulate the mechanics of the disposition of testate property by analyzing a will and having a client meeting which discusses the disposition.
    2. Illustrate the substantive rules of will preparation by preparing a will.
    3. Illustrate an understanding of intestate distribution by distributing the proceeds and preparing a written document which outlines the correct distribution.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the probate process by filing a probate petition.
    5. Demonstrate an understanding of the creation and administration of a trust by creating a trust.
    6. Illustrate an understanding of the tax laws, both Federal and New York, which affect the estate by preparing an estate for file.


  
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    LAW 220 - Contracts


    The law of contracts, their historical significance, formation, validity interpretation, transfer or contractual rights.  Assignment, third party beneficiaries, discharge, breach and remedies.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of contract information.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of contractual rights.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of contract Breach and legal remedies available.

     

  
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    LAW 222 - Medical Law


    General coverage of how legal and medical issues are inter-related, including right to treatment, organ transplant, right to die, abortion issues, medical malpractice, informed consent, insanity defense, surrogate mothers.  Lecture and discussion. How these topics affect the role of the attorney and paralegal in servicing client needs.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of Medical Law statutory periods.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of Discovery statutes.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the issues surrounding the insanity defense.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the commencement and discovery procedure regarding a Medical Law litigation suit. 


  
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    LAW 225 - Family Law


    Pleadings relative to general practice of law in relationships to the family unit.  Laws relating to marriage, divorce, annulment, custody and support, adoption, name change, guardianship, paternity.  Written pleadings and necessary research pertaining to these aspects of family law.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Articulate an understanding of the rules governing the doctrine of equitable distribution by explaining the rules to a client in need of legal advice.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of current case law in the Family Law substantive area of the law by reading and preparing legal briefs of particular case law.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the Divorce process by filing a petition in divorce and creating a separation agreement.


  
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    LAW 226 - Taxation Law for Paralegals


    Principles of federal taxation, analysis of IRS code and related case law, emphasis on law and concepts of taxation, basic and advanced tax law terminology, litigation involving the IRS.  Exploration of social changes, and factors involving tax problems, current issues in tax reform, perspective of the paralegal regarding resolution of tax disputes.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of IRS related terminology surrounding taxation and tax filing requirements.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of commencements of and the resolution of the tax law litigation.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of IRS Tax Code.


  
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    LAW 227 - Constitutional Law


    The practice of everyday general law as affected by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  Issues of contemporary concern including cases of local courts and of the Supreme Court and their implications for law in general and society at large.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Illustrate an understanding of the role and jurisdictional position of the U.S. Supreme Court by preparing a jurisdictional chart.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of appellate and original jurisdiction by commencing a law suit in the jurisdictionally correct court.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the procedural history of a case by briefing the original and all appellate court decisions in the correct order.
    4. Articulate current laws based upon the established precedent.
    5. Use rules established by case law to demonstrate an understanding of the U.S. Constitution.


 

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