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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.

     

  
  • 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. 


  
  • 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.


  
  • 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.


  
  • 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.


  
  • LAW 240 - Corporate Law


    Types, uses and organization of the corporation, antitrust and securities law, mergers and consolidation, liquidation and dissolution.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour - 5 Week Session
    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 differences of the legal liabilities of the Corporation, Partnership, and Sole Proprietorship by preparing a chart which compares and contrasts those differences.
    2. Illustrate the Corporate formation process by preparing a Corporation application for filing in New York State.
    3. Use and demonstrate an understanding of the rules established by the Business Corporation laws of New York while meeting with a client.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the jurisdictional rules relevant to a Corporate entity by correctly filing a Corporate legal cause of action.


  
  • LAW 250 - Municipal Law


    Structure and operations of local government in New York State.  Evolution of local government in New York during the first two centuries of its existence.  Laws, ordinances, and operations.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour - 5 Week Session
    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 existence of local municipal law ordinances, rules and regulations.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure of New York State government.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal responsibility attaching to the various sections of New York State Government.


  
  • LAW 251 - Federal Civil Procedure


    Federal court system, rules of civil procedure including pleading, motions, depositions, litigation procedures and the role of the paralegal.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    3 Class Hours - 5 Week Session
    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 rules of Civil Federal Procedure.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the function and structure of various pleadings used in the Federal Court system.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the preparation of 3 Federal Court documents.


  
  • LAW 252 - Applied Real Estate


    Role of the paralegal in Real Estate transactions including agreements, abstracts, preparation of documents, contracts, and closing procedures.  Students conduct a “mock” real estate transaction.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    3 Class hours - 5 Week Session
    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 commencement of the Real Estate transaction.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the paralegal role in the compilation of the Real Estate Closing legal file.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the paralegal role in the closing process of both a residential and a Commercial Real Estate closing.


  
  • LAW 253 - Computers in the Law Office


    Computer applications including hardware and software, financial management, word processing, real estate practice packages, computerized research, litigation support, and document management.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    3 Class Hours - 5 Week Session
    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 current software as used to assist the law office in the litigation process.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the current software regarding the administration of the Law Office.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the computer in the research and resolution of legal files.


  
  • LAW 260 - Labor-Management Relations (Labor Law)


    Labor-management relations in the public and private sectors.  Taft-Hartley Act, National Labor Relations Act and Wagner Act, unfair labor practices, labor contracts, arbitration and mediation, availability of injunctions in labor disputes.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour - 5 Week Session
    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 public and private sector labor management goals and responsibilities.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the negotiation process regarding contract formation between labor and management.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the various labor management related legislation which affects the relationship.


  
  • LAW 270 - Vehicle and Traffic Law


    Regulations of traffic within the state of New York. Emphasis on violations and traffic-related misdemeanors resulting from violation of the rules of the road and court proceedings resulting there from.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour - 5 Week Session
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of various New York vehicle and traffic statutes.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the Courts role in handling various violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Paralegal in the creation of and the handling of the Vehicle and Traffic file.


  
  • LAW 280 - Litigation and Trial Preparation


    Intake procedure, systems and analysis, concepts of jurisdiction and venue, parties to an action, pleadings, pre-trial procedures, motions and special practice, special proceedings, trials, judgments and appeals.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour - 5 Week Session
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of case file selection by preparing and getting a passing grade in a classroom simulation project which requires a selection of case files based upon law firm requirements.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of legal confidentiality by reading and preparing position papers on confidentiality case studies.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the pleadings known as complaint and answer by preparing a complaint and answer in acceptable legal format.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the stages of a litigation proceeding by drafting, in proper format, various documents used to commence and proceed in a trial setting.


  
  • LAW 290 - Landlord-Tenant Relations


    Problems faced by landlords and tenants, private housing, live-in arrangements, covenants, leases, warranties.  Tenant and landlord rights and obligations.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour - 5 Week Session
    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 requirements of the selected research project and how the project enhances the student’s understanding the area of law researched.


  
  • LAW 295 - Paralegal Practicum


    Designed for students without previous exposure to the legal field to observe and study operations, policies, and procedures performed by paralegals in various settings, (private firms, public agencies, commercial corporations, etc.).  Students will be placed in the legal environment with emphasis on attorney and paralegal interactions and paralegal relations with areas outside the office (clients, municipal agencies, other firms, commercial institutions, other legal agencies, etc.).  Final report integrating the practical and theoretical aspects of their experiences.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  30 credits from program, at least 12 LAW credits or chairperson approval

    Credits: 4
    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 selected internship/practicum location by engaging in the workplace for a time frame of 100-125 hours during which time all rules, company policies, and company quality levels will be met or exceeded.  These levels will be ascertained by the instructor prior to the beginning of the internship/practicum and will continue throughout the internship/practicum.
    2. Illustrate an understanding of time sensitive work product by being assigned a time sensitive project and responding within the time frame with legally acceptable work produce.


  
  • LAW 299 - Independent Study: Paralegal


    An individual student project in paralegal studies which is beyond the scope or requirements of the courses offered by the program.  Conducted under the direction of a faculty member or attorney, and approved by the program coordinator.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  LAW 110 Survey of Paralegalism, plus at least 3 credits LAW 200 level or higher

    Credits: (1-3)
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes for this Course:

    • The learning outcomes for this course will vary, depending on the material being covered
    • In each case the student will be able to demonstrate successful completion of the learning activities specified in the Independent Study Contract.


  
  • LIT 200 - Introduction to Literature


    An overview of the major literary genres and approaches to interpretation.  Students will practice the process of literary analysis in oral and written forms.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 210 - Studies in United States Literature I


    A study of United States literature from Pre-Colonial times through the 19th century, exploring recurrent themes and motifs in the works of both newly discovered and long-recognized authors.  Emphasis on engaging student curiosity, eliciting student response, and fostering student development of critical analysis and interpretation through close reading of texts, class discussion, and formal and informal writing assignments.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 211 - Studies in United States Literature II


    A study of United States literature from the late 19th century to the present, exploring recurrent themes and motifs in the works of both newly discovered and long-recognized authors.  Emphasis on engaging student curiosity, eliciting student response, and fostering student development of critical analysis and interpretation through close reading of texts, class discussion, and formal and informal writing assignments.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 214 - Studies in British Literature I


    History and development of British literature from the Middle Ages to the 18th century.  Selections of literary merit from prose, drama, poetry.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 215 - Studies in British Literature II


    History and development of British literature from the beginning of the 18th century to the middle of the 20th.  Selections of literary merit from prose, poetry, drama.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 217 - World Literature I


    A multi-genre course surveying world literature from approximately 1300 B.C. to the 1500 A.D.  The course has a strong humanities component and is designed to engage students in the lives and histories of the people and cultures who created and enjoyed these poems, stories, and plays.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 218 - World Literature II


    A multi-genre course surveying world literature from approximately 1600 A.D. into the 20th century.  The course has a strong humanities component and is designed to engage students in the lives and histories of the people who wrote these poems, stories, and plays as well as those who read, witnessed, and enjoyed them.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 220 - The Short Story


    Close reading and analysis of stories produced in different times and places.  Attention to the relationships among author, text, reader, and context in the making of meaning.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 233 - World Drama


    A survey of world drama produced in both Western and non-Western cultures.  Examination of dramatic theories and techniques, and consideration of dramatic themes common to diverse cultures.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 235 - Shakespeare


    Shakespeare as both dramatist and poet.  Emphasis on selected comedies, histories and tragedies.  Consideration of the playwright’s life and times.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 240 - The Poetic Experience: Sight and Sound


    This course exposes students to poetry from different countries and cultures, to important aspects of poetic language, and to diverse poetic forms.  Students will read, discuss, and write about poetry, and strive to understand what poetry portrays of human experience.  Students will also write poems about their own experience.  In doing so, students will learn how poems are built or structured.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 250 - Women and Literature: Other Perspectives


    Critical analysis and evaluation of literary works by and about women produced in diverse socio-political contexts.  Students will explore the historical contexts in which these works were written, unravel the legal and social restrictions placed on women, and read widely in literary theory to examine the ways in which literature contributed to the furthering of women’s rights.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 253 - Psychological Investigation in Literature


    The application of Jungian, Freudian, and other psychological theories and insights to selected short stories, novels, and poems to promote more penetrating appreciation of characters’ motivations and actions and the literary work in general.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 260 - Detective Fiction


    A critical study of one of the most popular literary forms of our time, designed for armchair detectives.  Starting with Poe, Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), and other classics in the field, the course traces the development of the detective story from its puzzle-solving beginnings to the modern psychological novel of crime and detection.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 263 - Children’s Literature


    Close reading and analysis of a diverse selection of literature written for children including short fiction, novel, and poetry.  Emphasis on the use of critical theories in investigating diverse interpretations of the texts and in exploring revelatory connections between the literature and contemporary human experience.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 267 - An Introduction to Science Fiction


    This course will survey science fiction works from various genres such as poetry, the novel, and the short story.  It will provide students with a historical overview of the field of science fiction by exposing them, through readings and lectures, to works from the 19th and 20th centuries.  Titles chosen will reflect their importance in the literary development of science fiction over the last two centuries.  The essence of the course will consist of close readings and analyses of the texts for their artistic qualities as well as their representations of social trends and ideas.  Students will learn how to do research on the Internet, as it is one of the foremost domains of current cyber fiction.  One section of the course will deal with the history of science fiction in the cinema.  Students will come away from the course with an understanding of hard science fiction, utopias and dystopias, cyber fiction, the pulps, fantasy fiction, the Golden Age, and speculative fiction.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 270 - Twentieth-Century Working-Class Literature of North America


    An examination of literature in which 20th century North American working-class writers explore working-class life.  Emphasis upon the investigation of broad themes, such as the role of work in the shaping of values and identity and the impact of work upon human relationships.  Multi-ethnic and multi-racial perspectives; issues of gender and sexuality. Attention given to the sociocontexts in which works were produced.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 274 - Introduction to African American Literature


    This survey course will introduce students to African American literature from Colonial America to the present.  Various genres, representative works, and major writers will be examined in terms of development, theme, structure, and context.  This will be a study of African American literature as both artistic and cultural expression.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.
    3. Describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class, and gender.
    4. 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.
    5. Apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action.


  
  • LIT 275 - London and Literature


    The influence of Great Britain on American culture is deep and wide.  In this course we will explore major English works and the city and culture that is depicted in them.  Using literature and supporting historical and sociological documents, we will unravel the mystery of British literature and engage in a journey of exploration.  Course will be followed by a short study tour in London, England.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ENG 110 College Writing I or its equivalent as a prerequisite

    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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 277 - Introduction to Irish Literature


    A survey of Irish literature in several genres-novels short stories, poetry, drama, essays, and criticism from the nineteenth century to the present.  Students will read and critically analyze the work of major figures, such as Maria Edgeworth, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Seamus Heaney, and of figures who are less well-known.  Close attention will be paid to the ways in which Irish literary works respond to the pressures of Irish history and culture.  A research paper is required.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 285 - Autobiography


    An examination of a variety of autobiographies from various times, cultures, and backgrounds.  Emphasis on detailed literary analysis of style, content, and context.  Students will be expected to engage in memoir writing and other various personal writing exercises to better appreciate and critique the autobiographical experience.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 290 - Banned Books


    This course will survey literary works from several genres, including drama, novels, poems, and stories that have been censored or banned at one time and may still be prohibited in some places.  The titles will be chosen for their importance to the study and interpretation of literature and to censorship history.  Emphasis will be placed on close reading of the texts and on research into the artistic, political, and social reasons for their censorship.  Some of the reading material will come from free Internet sources such as The Gutenberg Project and Banned Books Online.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 291 - Folklore and Fantasy


    This course will examine the roots and flowering of the modern genre of fantasy.  Beginning with myth such as that found in Genesis and The Odyssey and fairytales such as “Beauty and the Beast,” proceeding through the great heroic tale tradition of Beowulf and King Arthur, we will arrive at the great fantasy works of the last hundred years.  We will use literary critical analysis to form a definition of fantasy that we can use as a touchstone with which to examine hybrids such as the Star Wars Epic and works yet to come.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LIT 296 - Special Topics in Literature


    An in-depth literary investigation of the works of a specific author, period, genre, or school.  Topics will vary, but may be related to a campus academic theme or event, or to a subject of special community interest.

    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 knowledge of the conventions and methods of literature and literary analysis.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts.


  
  • LRS 106 - College Success


    The goal of this course is to help students to become more aware, active, and capable learners.  Emphasis will be on a core of specific study strategies based on learning theory, such as reading academic texts, making notes from texts and lectures, managing study time effectively, and taking exams successfully.  Students will apply these strategies to their own courses.

    Credits: 3
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Demonstrate an ability to navigate and use SUNYBROOME resources list.
    2. Identify various theories of learning and demonstrate their application of it.
    3. Be familiar with collegiate culture and comply with appropriate classroom protocol.
    4. Acknowledge the importance of community building skills.
    5. Identify and practice/apply/evaluate a variety of study strategies to enhance learning and success.
    6. Create an academic plan that will include transfer and or career goals.
    7. Demonstrate self-empowerment and overall self-efficacy.
    8. Be aware of the Financial Aid/Academic Standards of Progress and the status of their continued eligibility.
    9. Critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate the course content as it applies to their own individual life experiences. 


  
  • LRS 108 - Study Management & Memory and Exams


    Establish general principles of academic success, relationship between outside work and study, scheduling and organizing time, and evaluation of individual learning styles.  Introduction of theories of memory, methods of review, strategies for taking objective and essay examinations related to test anxiety.  The instructor will have the flexibility to determine, for each class, the amount of time required for each topic based upon student’s needs.

    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. Construct a schedule to include times for outside activities, work, class and study.
    2. Use knowledge of their individual learning styles to develop strategies for succeeding in class.


  
  • LTR 092 - Academic Literacy


    A content literacy course providing instruction and practice in reading and writing comprehension strategies, with an emphasis on critical thinking.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Course Objectives:

    1. To provide students with reading and writing comprehension strategies using a wide variety of content rich material.
    2. To broaden students’ understanding of the mutual/ beneficial relationships between reading comprehension and appropriate written response.
    3. To engage students in the evaluation of multiple literacies, thereby enhancing critical thinking capabilities.
    4. To heighten students’ metacognitive awareness, promote self-regulation and enhance comprehension strategies.


  
  • LTR 110 S - Critical Literacy


    A course designed to improve comprehension and language usage efficiencies required in collegiate level performance.  Emphasis on inferential thinking beyond the literal level.

    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. Evaluate critical literacy and inferential thinking strategies in order to challenge the neutrality of multiple literacies.
    2. Formulate written responses to readings using appropriate rhetorical modes.
    3. Strategically incorporate multiple literacies into research to bridge comprehension gaps.
    4. Practice and develop strategies for producing informed oral arguments.
    5. Continue to develop and refine self-regulation and comprehension strategies according to purpose and course content.


  
  • MAT 070 - Applied Algebra and Trigonometry Supplement


    In conjunction with Applied College Algebra and Trigonometry (MAT 130), this course is designed for students in the Engineering Technologies only.  We will investigate concepts through class discussions, group problems, and the use of technology.  The course emphasizes foundational skills and understanding of arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, and word problems.

    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. Solve basic equations involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
    2. Generate and interpret alternative representations of functions, such as graphs and tables.
    3. Apply mathematical techniques to solve application problems.


  
  • MAT 089 - Mathematical Literacy Supplement


    In conjunction with Mathematical Literacy II (MAT 127), mathematical and statistical reasoning are explored through topics in everyday life.  We will investigate concepts through group problems and class discussions.  It integrates fluency with numbers, proportional reasoning, data interpretation, algebraic reasoning, modeling, and communicating quantitative information.  This course is intended for students who do not plan to pursue a STEM degree.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Corequisite:  MAT 127 Mathematical Literacy II

    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. Investigate and solve problems using percentages, percent change, proportions, measures of central tendency, and dimensional analysis.
    2. Investigate and create linear models.
    3. Draw conclusions from geometry and formulas.


  
  • MAT 091 - Mathematical Literacy I


    Mathematical concepts are investigated through group problems and class discussions based on real-life contexts of citizenship, personal finances, and medical literacy.  It integrates fluency with numbers, proportional reasoning, data interpretation, algebraic reasoning, modeling, and communicating quantitative information.  This course is intended for students that do not plan to pursue a STEM degree.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  MAT 093 (2-credits) Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra or equivalent

    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 quantitative situations in real life.
    2. Make sense of large numbers, scientific notation.
    3. Estimate and calculate percentages.
    4. Know order of Operations.
    5. Perform multi-step calculations.
    6. Convert between percents, ratios, and decimals in context.
    7. Know probability (percent and proportion).
    8. Use ratio and proportion to make sense of large numbers.
    9. Know relative and absolute change.
    10. Picture data with graphs.
    11. Know measures of central tendency.
    12. Know ratios and proportions.
    13. Index numbers as a way to comparing the relative size of a variable over time.
    14. Convert units.
    15. Know meaning and use of variables.
    16. Know Geometry and use formulas to make financial decisions.
    17. Solve proportions.
    18. Solve linear equations.


  
  • MAT 093 - Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra


    Arithmetic of real numbers.  Percent, ratio and proportion.  Basic geometric concepts.  Language of algebra and solving equations.  Evaluating formulas and algebraic expressions.  Perimeter, volume, and area applications.  Graphing, solving and applications of linear equations and solving inequali/ties.

     

    Credits: 4 or 2
    Hours
    4 or 2 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Compute numerical values for expressions involving integers, fractions, decimals, exponents, absolute values, and square roots without the use of a calculator.
    2. Solve linear equations and their applications.
    3. Interpret and graph lines.
    4. Solve applications of geometry using formulas.


  
  • MAT 096 - Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry


    Polynomials; factoring; functions; rational expressions; linear, quadratic and rational equations; graphs of basic functions; linear systems; topics in geometry; general angles in degrees and radians; right triangle trigonometry.  This is a self-paced model where each student completes the given objectives working in a computer classroom setting.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent

    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. Perform operations with polynomial, rational and radical expressions.
    2. Solve systems of linear equations and solve quadratic equations.
    3. Use function notation, including in evaluating functions, and determine the domain and range of a function.
    4. Use right triangle trigonometry to evaluate trigonometric functions and solve application problems.


  
  • MAT 115 - Mathematics for General Education


    This course is designed to satisfy the SUNY General Education Requirements at the baccalaureate level.  Its purpose is to enhance a student’s quantitative literacy and critical thinking.  The course topics illustrate the relevance of mathematics in society.  Prescribed topics include introductory statistics, modeling with functions, and financial mathematics.  This course requires MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent background knowledge.

    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. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.

     

  
  • MAT 118 - The Mathematics of Sustainability


    The Mathematics of Sustainability is a Liberal Arts Mathematics course that satisfies the SUNY General Education Requirement.  Using the concept of sustainability as it relates to social, economic and environmental capitol, students will investigate relevant issues that involve applications of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and statistics.  The students will learn different ways to present and interpret numerical and statistical data.  In addition, they will investigate mathematical models in a variety of applications.  This course requires MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent background knowledge.

    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. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.


  
  • MAT 119 - Mathematics for Elementary Education I


    An exploration of order of operations, in-depth work with fractions - visually, computationally, conceptually; graphing lines, visual display of data using graphs; measures of central tendency, geometry of polygons and circles, perimeter, area, volume, and surface area of solids.  Students are expected to explain the material as though to a target audience.  Course uses collaborative learning extensively, along with individual projects.  Intended only for Elementary education majors.  This course requires MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent background knowledge.

    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. Add, subtract, multiply, divide rational numbers, and explain why the basic arithmetic operations of fractions work.
    2. Evaluate arithmetic expressions according to the algebraic hierarchy.
    3. Adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials.
    4. Solve equations of a single variable.
    5. Define and graph a linear function of a single variable.
    6. Identify, interpret, and discuss line charts, bar charts, line graphs, and pie charts.
    7. Construct line charts, line graphs, and bar charts.
    8. Relate a shape to its place in the geometric hierarchy.
    9. Identify various quadrilaterals and triangles.
    10. Use formulas to calculate the perimeter and area of various polygons.
    11. Use formulas to calculate the circumference and area of a circle.
    12. Use the Pythagorean Theorem.
    13. Calculate the perimeter of simple and compound planar regions.
    14. Use formulas to calculate the surface area and volume of a cone, a cylinder, a prism and a sphere.
    15. Calculate the volume and surface area of simple and compound solids.
    16. Solve application problems involving area, perimeter, surface area and volume.
    17. Calculate the mean, weighted mean, median, and mode and recognize the appropriate use of same to help describe a data set.
    18. Complete and present projects.
    19. Participate in cooperative learning activities.

    This course prepares students to meet the Mathematics General Education requirement. 
    In context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.


  
  • MAT 120 - Mathematics for Elementary Education II


    Simple probability, odds, geometric transformations including understanding symmetry and tilings; patterns and sequences; function transformations (including quadratic, exponential, sine); right triangle trigonometry.  Students are expected to explain the material as though to a target audience.  Course uses collaborative learning extensively, along with individual projects.  Intended only for Elementary education majors.  (Writing Emphasis Course)

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 119 Mathematics for Elementary Education I 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 should be able to:

    1. Calculate simple theoretical and experimental probabilities.
    2. Calculate compound theoretical and experimental probabilities using trees and multiplication principle.
    3. Determine odds.
    4. Calculate expected value.
    5. Write recursion formulas and explicit formulas for various sequences.
    6. Recognize and write recursive and explicit formulas for arithmetic, geometric, Fibonacci and, optionally, polygonal umber sequences.
    7. Tile a plane using various combinations of regular polygons.
    8. Identify various types of plane tilings.
    9. Identify symmetry in a pattern.
    10. Build designs with pattern blocks.
    11. Evaluate functions of one or several variables.
    12. Review solving equations of a single variable.
    13. Recognize and appropriately use degree and radian measure.
    14. Solve applications using right triangle trigonometry.
    15. Recognize the graphs of the sine, logarithmic, exponential, and quadratic curves.
    16. Calculate angles using inverse trigonometric functions.
    17. Algebraically solve equations in a single variable, including sine and exponential curves.
    18. Recognize applications of sine, logarithmic, exponential, and quadratic curves.
    19. Complete writing assignments.
    20. Conduct research using professional journals and the Internet.
    21. Complete and present projects.
    22. Participate in cooperative learning activities.

    This course prepares students to meet the Mathematics General Education requirement. 
    In context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.


  
  • MAT 124 - Statistics I


    Sampling theory, organization and presentation of data, measures of central tendency, variance, standard deviation, exploratory data analysis, correlation and regression, normal distributions, student’s t-distributions, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, use of a statistical software package, bootstrapping, and randomization techniques.  This course requires MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent background knowledge.

    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. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.


  
  • MAT 127 - Mathematical Literacy II


    Mathematical and statistical reasoning are explored through topics in everyday life.  It integrates quantitative literacy with percents, probability, mathematical modeling, and statistical thinking.  Concepts are investigated with hands-on activities using medical, environmental, and financial examples.  Communicating mathematics will be developed in this course.  This course requires MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent background knowledge.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Objectives of the Course:

    1. Scaling factors and area unit conversion.
    2. Calculating interest rates and estimation.
    3. Calculating with percentages.
    4. Applied uses of percentages.
    5. Understand absolute and relative change.
    6. Reading visual display of data.
    7. Understanding visual display of data.
    8. Using spreadsheet to organize data.
    9. Reading, interpreting and creating bar and pie charts (optional).
    10. Understanding and calculating weighted averages.
    11. Understanding linear models with words, tables, graphs, and equations.
    12. Understanding piecewise linear models.
    13. Approximating data with linear models, scatter plots and lines of best fit.
    14. Understanding basics of exponential models.
    15. Modeling situations with exponential equations.
    16. Interpreting and applying different statistical methods and calculations (optional).


    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.


  
  • MAT 130 - Applied Algebra and Trigonometry


    Designed for students in the Engineering Technologies only, the course covers algebra and trigonometry emphasizing computational skills and graphing using application problems from technology fields.  Topics include: function definition, graphs, exponents, logarithms, trigonometric identities, complex numbers and vectors.  This course requires MAT 096 Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry, or equivalent background knowledge.

    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. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.


  
  • MAT 133 - College Algebra for Business


    This course provides the Business, or other non-STEM student, with basic algebraic concepts necessary to continue in non-STEM related mathematics courses.  Topics include algebraic operations on expressions involving polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; graphing linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions by hand; using technology for transformations of above functions; using technology for linear, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic regression; theory and applications of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; solving polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic equations.  The use of graphing calculators is an integral part of the course; their use throughout the course will facilitate understanding of salient concepts. 

    This course may not be used as a substitute for MAT 136 or any major requiring MAT 136 as a prerequisite.  This course requires MAT 096 Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry, or equivalent background knowledge.

    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. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.


  
  • MAT 136 - College Algebra and Trigonometry I


    Rational exponents; radicals; factoring; rational expressions; solving quadratic equations and inequalities; polynomial functions; complex numbers; function notation, operations of functions; graphs of functions, inverse functions; properties of exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions; reference angles; radian measure; graphs of sine, cosine, and tangent; basic trigonometric identities.  This course requires MAT 096 Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry, or equivalent background knowledge.

    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. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.


  
  • MAT 146 - Applied Business Calculus


    Review of analytic geometry of lines and parabolas; functions, and their graphs; limits and continuity; differentiation rules and applications; integration techniques and applications; exponential and logarithmic functions and applications.  Recommended for Social Science, Health Science and Business students.  Not for Mathematics majors or Science majors in the A.S. Degree program.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 133 College Algebra for Business, or equivalent background knowledge

    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. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.


  
  • MAT 148 - Applied Technical Mathematics I


    This is a course in intermediate algebra and trigonometry with technical applications.  Topics include:  operations in the real number system, expressions and functions, first-degree equations, properties of lines, systems of linear equations, trigonometric functions, geometry (perimeters, areas, volumes of common figures), polynomials, exponents, algebraic products and factoring, algebraic fractions and operations, rational expressions, radical expressions, quadratic equations, and graphs of functions.  This course requires MAT 096 Elementary Algebra & Trigonometry or equivalent background knowledge.

    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. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.


  
  • MAT 156 - Algebra and Trigonometry for Calculus


    Graphs of rational functions, asymptotes, exponential and logarithmic equations and graphs, conic sections, polynomial long division, factor and remainder theorems, detailed graphs of polynomial functions, piecewise functions and graphs, trigonometric identities and equations, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, the unit circle, graphs of sine, cosine, and tangent functions and their inverses, inverse trig applications.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 136 College Algebra and Trigonometry or equivalent background knowledge

    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. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.

     

  
  • MAT 160 - Applied Calculus I


    Designed for students in the Engineering Technologies only, this course covers the mechanics of calculus using application problems from technology fields.  Topics include:  equations of tangent lines; limits; differentiation and integration of algebraic, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions; product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule; implicit differentiation; related rates; maxima and minima; differentials; the definite integral and applications to finding area, center of gravity, volume of revolution and work done; numerical integration.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 130 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or equivalent background knowledge

    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. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.

     

  
  • MAT 181 - Calculus I


    A university parallel calculus course covering functions, limits and continuity.  Differentiation and integration of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential functions using computational and intuitive methods.  Applications including curve sketching, rectilinear motion, related rates, maxima and minima.  Summation, integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and applications of the definite integral.

    NOTE:  Students may not use more than one of the following to meet graduation requirements:  MAT 146, MAT 160, MAT 181.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 156 Algebra & Trigonometry for Calculus or equivalent background knowledge

    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. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.


  
  • MAT 182 - Calculus II


    Exponential and logarithmic functions from an integral viewpoint, the calculus of inverse functions.  Techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions and trigonometric substitution.  Improper integrals. Sequences, detecting convergence, and L’Hospital rule.  Infinite series, tests for convergence, power series, Maclaurin series and Taylor series.  Polar curves, parametric equations and conics in calculus.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 181 Calculus I, or equivalent background knowledge

    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. Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
    2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
    3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.


  
  • MAT 224 - Statistics II


    Review of probability fundamentals, discrete random variables and probability distributions.  The F distributions, chi-squared distributions, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation, nonlinear and multiple regression, the analysis of categorical data, nonparametric procedures, use of a statistical software package.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 124 Statistics 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. Calculate and use statistics from discrete probability distributions.
    2. Use chi-squared and F distributions to conduct tests of hypotheses.
    3. Create and perform analysis with linear and multiple regression models.
    4. Conduct ANOVA tests.
    5. Conduct non-parametric tests.


  
  • MAT 245 - Design of Experiments


    This course is an introduction to the most common types of statistical designs and analyses of experiments.  Topics include single-factor experiments with randomized blocks, Latin squares, incomplete blocks, two-factor experiments, 2^k designs, fractional designs, response surface techniques, and other selected topics.  Technology will be used throughout the course. 

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 224 Statistics II or MAT 260 Applied Probability and Statistics

    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. Create appropriate experimental designs to analyze situations.
    2. Test hypotheses with contrasts.
    3. Use response surface methods.


  
  • MAT 250 - Discrete Mathematics


    Sets, functions, mathematical induction, relations, partially ordered sets, combinatorics including permutations, the pigeonhole principle, binomial and multinomial coefficients, recurrence relations, generating functions, the principle of inclusion-exclusion.  Graph theory, including paths and connectedness, minimum length paths, Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs, graph isomorphisms, trees, planar and nonplanar graphs.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 181 Calculus 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. Interpret and write proofs of propositions from various fields of Mathematics using a range of proof styles and structures.
    2. Use basic principles of various discrete mathematical structures that are built from set theory.
    3. Apply basic theorems and principles of counting and probability to various problems.
    4. Apply basic theorems and principles of graph theory to various problems.


  
  • MAT 260 - Applied Probability and Statistics


    Descriptive statistics, probability and random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, joint distributions, sampling distributions, confidence interval estimates, hypothesis tests on means, categorical populations, and the form of distributions, linear regression analysis on bivariate and multivariate data, single factor ANOVA, randomized block experiments, all with a strong emphasis on engineering applications and the use of statistical software to simulate, model, and analyze data.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 181 Calculus 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. Perform appropriate hypothesis tests and interpret the results.
    2. Use density functions and probability distributions to analyze and describe random variables and distributions.
    3. Use statistical software and/or simulations to organize, describe, and analyze distributions and data sets.
    4. Construct and interpret appropriate confidence intervals.


  
  • MAT 264 - Linear Algebra


    Linear equations and matrices, vector spaces, inner product spaces, linear independence, linear transformations.  Determinants and Cramer’s rule, systems of homogeneous equations, Gram-Schmidt process and diagonalization. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors and applications.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 181 Calculus 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 understanding of linear systems, matrices, vectors, and vector spaces.
    2. Apply matrix algebra to linear transformations.
    3. Use the techniques of Linear Algebra in a variety of real-life applications.
    4. Use technology to solve Linear Algebra problems.
    5. Demonstrate an understanding of and construct proofs in the context of Linear Algebra.


  
  • MAT 266 - Introduction to Real Analysis


    This course provides a rigorous introduction to the concepts of axiomatics, sets, measures, functions, sequences, series, integration/differentiation and metric spaces.  Emphasis will be placed on writing mathematics clearly, especially regarding proofs.  Recommended for Mathematics majors or Computer Science and Engineering Science students as advised.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 281 Calculus III or permission of the 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. Interpret and prove various theorems from set theory within the axiomatic structure of number sets.
    2. Identify various traits of sets of real numbers and real-valued functions.
    3. Prove various results about sets of real numbers and real-valued functions.
    4. Define multiple types of convergence for sequences of numbers or functions and write proofs of convergence using various convergence theorems.
    5. Generalize the basic theory of the course to the idea of more general metric spaces.


  
  • MAT 281 - Calculus III


    Triple integrals with cylindrical and spherical coordinates.  Vector geometry and vector calculus in two and three dimensions.  Calculus of multivariable functions: gradient, extrema and optimization (with and without constraints).  Line and surface integrals. Green’s theorem and Stokes’ theorem.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 182 Calculus II

    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. Graph, differentiate, and integrate functions of multiple variables.
    2. Use methods of Calculus to graph and investigate the graph of functions of multiple variables.
    3. Apply the techniques of Calculus to vector and vector functions.
    4. Use integration over various coordinate systems.


  
  • MAT 282 - Differential Equations w/Linear Algebra


    First and second order differential equations.  Matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and systems of linear equations.  Linear independence, the Wronskian, and differential operators.  Homogeneous and nonhomogeneous linear differential equations with constant coefficients.  Methods of undetermined coefficients, and variation of parameters.  Systems of linear differential equations, Laplace transforms, and power series solutions.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 182 Calculus II or equivalent

    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. Interpret and/or create mathematical models via differential equations for various physical situations.
    2. Solve homogeneous and nonhomogeneous differential equations of first, second or higher order using various methods.
    3. Use basic linear algebra techniques as tools to aid in solving differential equations.


  
  • MAT 299 - Independent Study


    The student undertakes an independent project in his/her specialty under the guidance of a faculty member.  Only one independent study course allowed per semester.  Consideration may be given a project involving work assignment.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Department Chairperson Permission

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

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

    1. Demonstrate the ability to work independently to achieve a goal.
    2. Demonstrate proficiency in the specific area of study.


  
  • MEC 110 - Introduction to Mechatronics


    This course introduces electro-mechanical systems and how these systems are controlled.  Students will learn to interpret specifications and codes, acquire and analyze system data and calibrate input/output devices.  Students will also gain practical experience with digital logic and analog interfacing in mechatronic systems and troubleshoot basic control and alarm systems.

    Credits: 2
    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. Identify the basic components of mechatronic systems and describe how these components interact.
    2. Utilize high-level graphical programming tools.
    3. Identify career opportunities in the field of mechatronics.
    4. Perform basic electro-mechanical calculations related to energy, power, and efficiency.
    5. Demonstrate the use of Boolean algebra, logic simplification, and circuit troubleshooting.
    6. Demonstrate the use of analog and digital mechatronic system controls.
    7. Demonstrate the ability to interface electromechanical systems with microprocessors and microcontrollers.


  
  • MEC 260 - Mechatronics Pneumatic & Hydraulic Technology


    This course introduces pneumatic and hydraulic technologies and their common applications in the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors.  The course presents fundamentals of electro-hydraulic/pneumatic pumps, compressors, regulators, valves, cylinders, and fluid power involving pressure.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MEC 110 Introduction to Mechatronics

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 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. Identify basic fluid mechanics principles and how they apply to fluid power equipment.
    2. Identify and apply fluid power symbols to design a fluid power system.
    3. Design and build a basic hydraulic and pneumatic system.
    4. Design and build controls and feedback for a fluid power system.
    5. Troubleshoot and repair hydraulic and fluid power systems.


  
  • MEC 270 - Clean Energy Technology


    This course examines mechatronics and its clean energy applications related to industry and system maintenance standards.  Control systems for clean energy production and storage will be examined, and explore how solar fields, wind farms, and energy storage systems are controlled and integrated into the electric power grid.  Laboratory experiences will include date collection and analysis of energy data obtained from clean energy production systems and application of PLC troubleshooting procedures to improve efficiencies.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MEC 110 Introduction to Mechatronics

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 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. Describe how solar, wind, and energy storage systems are integrated into the electric power grid.
    2. Acquire data from various mechatronic systems to improve efficiencies.
    3. Interpret electrically schematic diagrams, control flowcharts, and user manuals.
    4. Apply knowledge of Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems for use in Building Management Systems (BMS).
    5. Troubleshoot problems with AC and DC motors, variable frequency drives (VFDs).


  
  • MET 112 - Metrology


    The study of the science of measurement systems and measurement.  Accuracy, precision and reliability compared. Standards, including surface finish.  Students learn to use the steel rule, calipers, micrometers, fixed gauges, feeler gauges, radius gauges, gauge blocks and surface plates, height and planer gauges, V-blocks, toolmaker’s flat, mechanical indicating equipment, visual gauges, air gauges, toolmaker’s microscope, optical flats and angle measuring equipment.  Calibration of instruments and appropriate record keeping.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 096 Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry, equivalent or higher background knowledge

    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 principles of dimensional measurement.
    2. Know the methods and skills necessary to perform practical measurements in industry.


  
  • MET 113 - Engineering Drawing I w/CAD


    An introductory course in the fundamentals of engineering drawing and the basics of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD).  Manual drafting techniques are integrated with extensive use of AutoCAD.  Topics include use of the drawing instruments, geometric construction, freehand sketching, orthographic projection, sectional and auxiliary views and proper dimensioning techniques.  CAD topics include file management; command structure; creating, editing and manipulating drawing elements; dimensioning.  Students will gain an understanding of engineering drawing concepts by applying them in both manual drafting and AutoCAD assignments.

    Credits: 2
    Cross-listed
    CIV 113
    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. Know the importance of engineering drawing and the requirements of this graphic language.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to construct an acceptable freehand sketch.
    3. Be competent in the use of manual drafting tools and techniques.
    4. Develop technically correct orthographic projections using proper projection techniques and the latest ASME Y14.5M standards.
    5. Demonstrate the ability to dimension a moderately complex part using proper dimensioning techniques.
    6. Generate different types of sectional views and choose which type of section is most appropriate for a given part.
    7. Understand the reasons and concepts of auxiliary views.
    8. Demonstrate the ability to create part drawings using AutoCAD in a timely fashion.


  
  • MET 116 - Engineering Drawing II w/CAD


    A second course in engineering drawing emphasizing the principles of descriptive geometry, working drawings, tolerancing methods, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, with an introduction to solid work or other CAD software.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 113 Engineering Drawing I w/CAD

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    1 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. Understand solid work’s basic parametric modeling process by demonstrating the ability to create quality solid models.
    2. Apply technical sketching skills of part and assembly concepts.
    3. Generate detailed orthographic and axonometric drawings in a standard industrial format using the latest ASME standards.
    4. Understand and apply the principles of descriptive geometry.
    5. Develop a complete set of working drawings including identification numbers, bill of materials and engineering change documentation.
    6. Have a thorough understanding of fits and tolerances.
    7. Define typical thread notes and fastening techniques.
    8. Apply geometric dimensioning and tolerance symbols and interpret their meaning on an engineering drawing.


  
  • MET 121 - Manufacturing Processes I


    A basic study of manufacturing materials and processes, such as:  cutting-tool materials and cutting fluids, electrical discharge machining, properties of materials, drilling and related hole making processes, joining processes and equipment, producing and processing ferrous and non-ferrous metals.  Laboratory exercises provide an opportunity for actual practice in the operation of selected manufacturing equipment.

    Credits: 2
    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. Calculate speed, feed, and depth of cut for material removal operations using the “Machinery’s Handbook.”
    2. Apply standard safety procedures for a manufacturing environment.
    3. Identify and perform the basic material removal processes:  facing, turning, drilling, boring, honing and milling.
    4. Improve your skills for working effectively in a team environment.
    5. Communicate the steps required to manufacture a product using industry standard terms.
    6. Accurately use basic measurement tools such as calipers, micrometers, gage blocks, and attribute gages to achieve the desired sizes of parts and/or part features.
    7. Understand the fundamental methods of fusion and solid state welding.
    8. Have a better understanding of how raw materials are turned into useful products.


  
  • MET 122 - Manufacturing Processes II


    A continuation of the basic study of manufacturing processes.  The nature of metals and alloys, heat treatment, various casting processes and the processing of metals by hot and cold working techniques.  Special topics include screw thread systems and their measurement, indexing, gear terminology and manufacturing methods, tapers and computer numerical controlled machining.  Laboratory exercises parallel classroom topics and will provide the students with an opportunity to practice some of these manufacturing methods.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 121 Manufacturing Processes I

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 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. Improve their skills for working effectively in a team environment.
    2. Be familiar with the control unit on a typical CNC machine tool to store, load and edit programs.
    3. Demonstrate proficiency in CNC programming basic parts and be able to de-bug the CNC program if there is a problem.
    4. Understand when and how to use looping (subprograms) in CNC programming.
    5. Be knowledgeable with gear terminology, types of gears and understand how to calculate simple speed ratios.
    6. Understand the fundamental types of heat treatment processes used on steel.
    7. Understand the difference between expendable-mold casting processes and multiple-use mold casting processes.
    8. Understand what indexing is and where it is used in the manufacture of parts.
    9. Understand the difference between Hot and Cold working processes.


  
  • MET 134 - Statics


    Instruction will be directed to the study of static force systems in equilibrium as applied to engineering technology.  Topics of study will include:  force distribution, moments, system equilibrium, free-body diagrams, friction, centroids, graphic statics, and moment of inertia. 

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 130 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or departmental approval

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    CIV 124
    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 nature of rigid bodies, and the fact that they represent an idealization of real bodies.
    2. Understand the nature of forces and moments, and will be capable of recognizing forces and moments acting on bodies.
    3. Apply the principles of static equilibrium to the analysis of structures and machines.
    4. Experimentally verify the laws of friction, and be capable of applying them to a variety of cases.
    5. Locate centroids and centers of gravity, and compute moments of inertia.


  
  • MET 164 - Quality Systems


    The total quality concepts including organizational, planning, monitoring and continuous improvement of the quality function in a business environment.  Students will become familiar with the planning process including defining the process, customers’ needs, process measurement, analyzing data and quality improvement methods and philosophies.  Topics also covered in this course include an introduction to statistical quality control and engineering ethics.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 096 Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry, equivalent or higher background knowledge

    Credits: 2
    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. Understand the concept of quality in products and services, and customer satisfaction.
    2. Understand total quality management and its principles and practices in continuous process improvement.
    3. Use the mathematics of collection, organization and interpretation of data to produce graphical displays.
    4. Apply the basic concepts of statistics to manufacturing processes in order to conduct, analyze and interpret quantitative data.
    5. Produce control charts as a method of analysis and presentation of a particular variation in a process.
    6. Use Minitab statistical software package for its wide range of data analysis and graphics capabilities.


  
  • MET 211 - Mechanical CAD


    Introduction to Mechanical CAD.  CAD command structure, screen controls, and use of menus to create, edit, and manipulate geometry for 2D and 3D models.  Use of special features for the production of fully detailed layout drawings from 2D and 3D models.  File management.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 116 Engineering Drawing II w/CAD or Department Chairperson approval

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

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

    1. Apply technical sketching skills of parts and assembly concepts.
    2. Understand Mechanical CAD as a 3D feature based associative, parametric solid modeling system for part and assembly design.
    3. Have a thorough understanding of and apply the constructive solid geometry concepts and Boolean operations used in 3D modeling.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to utilize CAD to create quality solid models in a timely fashion.
    5. Perform basic design changes and modifications.
    6. Generate detailed working drawings in a standard industrial format using the latest ASME standards.
    7. Demonstrate the ability to create a model using the college’s 3D modeler and its software package.


  
  • MET 220 - Programming CNC Machine Tools


    An introductory course in the fundamentals and some of the advanced principles of CNC Milling/Turning.  Topics to include: Introduction to NC/CNC Machinery (history, input media and tooling), New Part Production Set-up, Typical Controller Operations (store, load and edit programs) and Manual Part Programming of CNC machine tools using the industry standard “G” and “M” Codes.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 122 Manufacturing Processes II

    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. Set up a CNC machine (load and touch off tools, load programs).
    2. Be familiar with the controls of a typical CNC machine.
    3. Program basic linear and circular part geometry.
    4. Know when and how to use subprograms, cutter compensation and canned cycles.
    5. Make necessary corrections to programs and machine set-up to run quality parts.


  
  • MET 223 - Computer Integrated Machining


    A continuation of Programming CNC Machine Tools.  The emphasis of this course is on “Computer Assisted Part Programming.”  The course is designed to include students who have had no exposure to computer operations, but have knowledge of machine shop operations including CNC machine tools.  MasterCAM and CadKey software are introduced.  CAD software will be used to construct geometry database files of various parts.  CAM software will be used to choose the machining process, assign tool parameters, define the tool path, give path verification, develop the post processor, and to transfer the CNC code to the CNC machine tool.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 220 Programming CNC Machine Tools

    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. Create basic 2D and 3D geometry using MaterCAM X.
    2. Assign toolpaths to cut parts using MasterCAM X.
    3. Create programs using the MasterCAM X-Fanuc post.
    4. Transfer programs to a CNC machine.
    5. Operate a CNC machine.


  
  • MET 234 - Dynamics


    Motion and Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration, Kinematics of Linear and Curvilinear Motion, Dynamics of Linear and Curvilinear Motion, Energy, Impulse and Momentum, Kinematics of Mechanisms.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 134 Statics

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

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

    1. Use mathematical and graphical techniques to analyze the motion of bodies and simple mechanisms.
    2. Apply the principles of equilibrium to the analysis of the forces acting on accelerating bodies.
    3. Determine the magnitudes of work, Kinetic energy, and potential energy interchanges.
    4. Possess an elementary understanding of impulse and momentum, and be capable to analyzing their interchanges.


  
  • MET 235 - Strength of Materials


    Normal, shear, bearing, thermal, and torsional stresses and strains.  Stress-strain curves. Shearing forces, bending moments, shearing stresses and deflection of beams.  Columns and pressure vessels.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 134 Statics

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 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. Calculate direct normal, shear, and bearing stresses.
    2. Understand stress vs. strain graph and be able to determine yield strength, ultimate strength, and modulus of elasticity.
    3. Understand design factor and be able to design a member under direct stress.
    4. Design circular members under torsion and apply stress concentration factors.
    5. Develop shear force and bending moment diagrams for simple and cantilever beams.
    6. Apply bending stress and shear stress equations relative to beam design.
    7. Operate industry standard mechanical testing machines.
    8. Produce clear, concise, and accurate lab reports.


  
  • MET 238 - Mechanical Design


    Application of the principles of strength of materials to the design of machine elements.  Design and analysis of shafts, gears, bearings, weldments, and mechanical assemblies.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  MET 235 Strength of Materials and MAT 160 Applied Calculus I

    Corequisites:  MET 280 L Capstone Project

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 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. Understand the nature of combined stress, and be capable of recognizing combined stress in elements of structures and machines.
    2. Design a range of machine elements (shafts, gears, bearings, etc.) based upon strength and functional requirements.
    3. Consider machining, assembly, and other manufacturing requirements in the design process.
    4. Have experience in the design of mechanical assemblies.
    5. Integrate fluid mechanical, and thermodynamic principles into the analysis and design of machines.


  
  • MET 243 - Fluid Mechanics


    The study of fluid statics and dynamics.  Topics include fluid forces, flow measurement, the steady flow energy equation, viscosity, laminar and turbulent flow, frictional losses, pipeline systems, introduction to turbomachinery, drag and lift.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 134 Statics

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 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. Apply the principles of equilibrium to fluid systems.
    2. Design series piping systems for conditions of steady flow.
    3. Select an appropriate pump for fluid-handling systems.
    4. Have had experience testing pumps, fans, and piping systems as part of a team.
    5. Prepare laboratory reports to the level of standard professional conventions.


  
  • MET 244 - Thermodynamics


    A study of the property and energy relationships in non-flow and steady flow applications.  Topics include ideal gas relationships, real working substances, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic cycles, and available energy.  The cycle concept is applied to steam power, internal combustion engines, gas turbines, refrigeration, and heat pumps.  Consideration is also given to combustion analysis and heat transfer.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  PHY 161 Physics I and MAT 160 Applied Calculus

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 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. Understand the behavior of single and two-phase substances, and be capable of determining their response to thermal and mechanical energy transfers.
    2. Give an elementary explanation of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, and will understand the implications of these laws for technology, society, and the environment.
    3. Apply the Laws of Thermodynamics to the analysis and design of heat engines and thermal devices.
    4. Have had experience testing heat engines and thermal devices as part of a team.
    5. Prepare laboratory reports to the level of standard professional conventions.


  
  • MET 254W - Materials Science for Technologists


    Course includes overview of engineering materials with emphasis on non-metallic materials.  Atomic bonding, crystalline and non-crystalline materials, including ceramics, polymers, and composites.  Phase equilibrium, microstructures, strengthening and toughening mechanisms.  Course reviews current mechanical engineering applications of these materials.

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    1 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Objectives of the Course:

    To provide an understanding of “the generic phenomena and behavioral characteristics of materials” by studying the relationship between the internal structure, and the properties and performance of engineering materials.

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Understand the composition-structure-processing-properties relationship of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites.
    2. Know the structural make-up of individual atoms and be able to predict the predominant bond type.
    3. Define the atomic arrangement of crystalline material and understand the importance of crystal imperfections.
    4. Have the ability to interpret isomorphous, eutectic, and eutectoid phase diagrams.
    5. Understand the statistical nature of brittle failure in ceramics.
    6. Describe the structural response of polymers and FRP’s to applied stresses.
    7. Have produced clear, concise, and accurate lab reports.
    8. Have completed a research paper on a materials topic and have delivered an oral report.


  
  • MET 280L - Capstone Project


    Provides students with the opportunity to work on projects that they will likely encounter in the mechanical engineering industry.  The emphasis will be on working in teams to design and build a component, product or system.  Project phases may include conceptual design, detail design, and prototype.  The deliverables will include standard documentation to describe the product using industry codes, specifications and standards.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  MAT 160 Applied Calculus I and MET 235 Strength of Materials

    Corequisites:  MET 238 Mechanical Design

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

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

    1. Work effectively in a design team.
    2. Perform an analysis of a problem.
    3. Determine the product/system operating parameters.
    4. Produce a conceptual design for the product/system.
    5. Complete a detailed design of the product/system including required engineering calculations and industry standard documentation.
    6. Build a prototype of a component/system.
    7. Complete acceptance testing of the component/system.


  
  • MET 298 - Cooperative Work Experience


    On-the-job experience directly related to the Mechanical Engineering Technology field.  Students will have the opportunity to work in one of the following areas:  Computer Aided Drawing, Computer Numerical Control Machining, Equipment Maintenance, Materials Testing, Production Control, Technical Sales, Tooling Technology, or other MET related areas.  To be eligible, students must maintain at least a 2.2 GPA through their first three semesters (minimum 38 credits in the MET Program).  On-the-job experience approximately 10-20 hours per week.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Placement by Department Chairperson

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    10-20 hours per week
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Have an understanding of their field of engineering technology.
    2. Have experience directly related to their field of study.
    3. Have on-the-job experience and have earned some money.


  
  • MET 299 - Independent Study


    The student undertakes an independent project in his specialty under the guidance of a faculty member. Only one independent study course allowed per semester. Consideration may be given to a project involving a work assignment.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Approval of Department Chairperson

    Credits: (2-4)
    Hours
    Class Hours (TBD), Lab Hours (TBD)
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Demonstrate the ability to work independently.
    2. Demonstrate proficiency in the specific area of study.


  
  • MFG 250 - Principles of Continuous Improvement


    Course includes various methods and techniques to provide for continuous improvement in manufacturing.  The initial course emphasis will be establishing a baseline for improvement.  Mapping existing processes, measuring quality, and determining the costs of manufacturing activities is included.  The course will then provide insight to the various contemporary practices to guide continuous improvement in the manufacturing industry.  Customer feedback, statistical quality control and industry trends including just-in-time production, lean manufacturing, TOYOTA practices, ERP, and MRP will be evaluated.  The course will also review actual case studies of successful and unsuccessful continuous improvement initiatives.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  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. Perform professionally - exhibiting integrity, accepting responsibility, taking initiative, and provide leadership necessary to ensure project success.
    2. Prepare a process flow diagram and process description of a manufacturing, procurement, or product development cycle.
    3. Divide a manufacturing process into a series of activities/steps, and determine the activity based cost for each activity or process step.
    4. Complete a statistical analysis of manufacturing production to determine quality problem areas and/or areas that have the potential for significant improvement.
    5. Request and evaluate customer feedback on product quality and design for use in the continuous improvement process.
    6. Research and evaluate case studies of successful and unsuccessful implementation of continuous improvement projects.
    7. Apply common industry continuous improvement techniques for a specific manufacturing product line.
    8. Apply advanced manufacturing techniques including robotics to further enhance manufacturing competitiveness and quality.
    9. Continually evaluate manufacturing quality and cost to gain further improvements in the manufacturing cycle.


  
  • MFG 280 - Capstone Project


    Provides students with the opportunity to work on projects that they will likely encounter in the manufacturing industry.  The emphasis will be on improving the quality, cost, and productivity of manufacturing operations.  Topics include improving productivity by use of automated manufacturing processes, reducing manufacturing errors, increasing product reliability through enhanced inspection techniques.  Organizational and cost issues will also be considered.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Senior Standing or Faculty Approval

    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. Perform professionally - exhibiting integrity, accepting responsibility, taking initiative, and providing leadership necessary to ensure project success.
    2. Produce quality design products.
    3. Produce design products that meet important performance requirements while satisfying relevant societal and professional constraints.
    4. Establish relationships for quality performance.
    5. Establish relationships and implement practices with team members, advisors, and clients that support high performance and continuous improvement.
    6. Manage project schedule and resources.
    7. Plan, monitor, and manage project schedule, resources, and work assignments to ensure timely and within-budget completion.
    8. Make decisions based on product design requirements, product life-cycle considerations, resource availability, and associated risks.
    9. Demonstrate effective use of contemporary tools for engineering and business analysis, fabrication, testing, and design communication.
    10. Communicate for project success; use formal and informal communications with team, advisor, and clients to document and facilitate progress and to enhance impact of design products.


  
  • MUS 100 - Introduction to Music Studies and Careers


    Students are provided a foundation for a successful college study of music.  This course provides students with an overview of college resources, an exploration of music careers, and writing skills that are specific to the study of music

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Students must be in the MUSC or MURP degrees to take this course.

    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 college offices and resources.
    2. List career options in music and related areas.
    3. Locate information effectively using tools appropriate to the study of music.
    4. Evaluate information with an awareness of authority, validity, and bias.
    5. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical dimensions of information use, creation, and dissemination.


  
  • MUS 101 - Introduction to Music of the Western World


    A survey course examining the music of the great composers representing each major period of Music History.  How to listen to different forms of music such as symphonies, concertos, opera and jazz will be included in the topics covered.  Emphasis on developing listening skills to bring the student to an informed awareness and understanding of great music.

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

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

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods of music history.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on text, visual images, or artifacts.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the history of the orchestra and the creative process inherent therein.
    4. Aurally identify musical examples from each period of study.
    5. Identify consequences of racism in the study of western music.
       


  
  • MUS 104 - Fundamentals of Music


    This course is for those students having little or no prior knowledge of music theory but desiring to learn and explore the basic tools of music:  clefs, note names, scales, rhythm, intervals, key signatures, form and familiarity with the piano keyboard.

    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 at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein.
    2. Aurally distinguish the differences between simple and compound meter.
    3. Correctly identify the key names of the piano keyboard.
    4. Identify and construct major and minor key signatures.
    5. Name pitches in all of the commonly used clefs.
    6. Identify the basic intervals used in musical composition and performance.


 

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