Courses and Course Schedules

 

SPRING 2015 HONORS COLLEGE COURSES

 

CIS 102T, Intergenerational Computing, 3 credits, CRN 20690

Professor Jean Coppola

Day: M 1:20-3:10pm

Fulfills: AOK 1

Prerequisite: CIS 101 or INT 197B (Grade D or higher)

Course Description: This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of the PC and digital media technologies as well as the social and sociological aspects of the aging process. Students will work in teams visiting elderly seniors in adult day care centers and senior community centers to teach them to utilize digital media devices, web browsers, and email. This will provide students with an in-depth understanding and respect of both senior citizens and intergenerational computing.

 

CRJ 351, Criminal Evidence and Procedure, 3 credits, CRN 21907

Professor Maryellen Martirano

Day: T 12:15-3:15 pm

Fulfills: Inquiry and Exploration

Prerequisite: CRJ 205 (Grade D or higher)

Course Description: Comprehensive analysis of rules of evidence, especially as treated under the Criminal Procedure Law of 1970. Subjects include real and circumstantial evidence, burden of proof, hearsay evidence, confessions, admissions, witnesses' identification, etc., as they relate to criminal cases.

 

ENG 201, Writing in the Disciplines, 3 credits, CRN 20617

Professor Andrew Stout

Day: TR 4:35-6:00pm

Fulfills: Inquiry and Exploration

Prerequisite: ENG 120 or INT 197T. Upper sophomore standing (45 credits)

Course Description:This course is an upper-level writing requirement. Its focus will be on writing effective essays and research papers in disciplinary modes and in students' field of interest. It may include interviews, analysis of journal articles, and appropriate documentation style formats.

 

FIN 260, Financial Management, 3 credits, CRN 20850

Professor Padmaja Kadiyala

Day: MW 9:00 am- 10:25 am

Fulfills: Business Core

Prerequisite: ECO 106, ACC 203, ACC 204, MAT 104 or MAT 137 or MAT 134 or MAT 234 or MAT 117 (Grade of D or higher)

Course Description: This course introduces students to the financial decisions facing the manager. Topics include: financial analysis of the firm's current and future financial condition; efficient management of the firm's assets; sources of short and long-term financing; introduction to financial theory, including valuation, capital budgeting, leverage, capital structure and the timing of financial decisions.

 

HIS 134, Modern Latin America, 3 credits, CRN 20217

Professor Howard Weishaus

Day: M 6:10pm-9:00pm

Fulfills: AOK 3, Inquiry and Exoploration

Course Description: Historical, political, and economic survey of modern Latin America. Overview of the major countries, such as Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Mexico, and Central America. Their development since 1870 will be analyzed, with emphasis on the period after 1900. The role of the region's economic and political dependence upon Europe and the USA, and of the U.S. as a key regional actor will be closely examined.

 

HON 499 Research Methods, 1 credit, CRN 22587

Professor Mohsen Shiri- Garakani

Day: W 4:35pm-5:30pm

Course Description: This course is designed to assist Honors seniors with the formulation of a thesis project by preparing them in the research methods needed to successfully produce a completed project. Students will be expected to produce a thesis proposal as well as a significant portion of the project itself. A grade of Pass/Fail will be given in the course.

 

HON 499, Research Methods, 1 credit, CRN 22589

Professor Melissa Cardon

Day: T 7:55 am- 8:50 am

Course Description: This course is designed to assist Honors seniors with the formulation of a thesis project by preparing them in the research methods needed to successfully produce a completed project. Students will be expected to produce a thesis proposal as well as a significant portion of the project itself. A grade of Pass/Fail will be given in the course.

 

HS 260, Family Dynamics, 3 credits, CRN 23476

Professor Marie Werner

Day: TR 9:00am-10:25 am

Fulfills: Writing Enhanced

Course Description: An in-depth look at family dynamics from a family systems perspective. Attention will be paid to inter-generational, ethnic and gender themes; communication styles and conflict resolution; and therapeutic approaches to family dysfunction. Use of case studies and opportunity for work on students' own families.

 

LIT 211T, Tragic and Comic Vision, 3 credits, CRN 23104

Professor Leo Boylan

Day: R 6:10-9:00pm

Fulfills: AOK 2, AOK 4

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 120 Minimum Grade of D

Course Description: This course explores dramatic form and technique by examining the works of modern playwrights, starting with Ibsen and ending with contemporary writers. Students will read, discuss, and write about major modern plays in the context of history, society and culture. Students will watch filmed versions of some plays; this will give them the opportunity to examine different styles of acting, directing, and producing that bring these works and the playwrights' visions to life. Plays to be studied may include the following: Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, Strindberg’s Miss Julie, Synge's Riders to the Sea, O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, Miller's Death of a Salesman, Sartre's No Exit, Anouih's Antigone, Williams' Glass Menagerie, Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Pinter’s The Birthday Party, and Simon's Come Blow Your Horn.

 

MGT 250, Managerial and Organizational Concepts, 3 credits, CRN 21351

Professor Melissa Cardon

Day: TR 12:15-1:40pm

Fulfills: Business Core

Prerequisite: Completion of 48 credits required

Course Description: This course examines basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, motivating, leading, and controlling. Emphasis is also given to the behavior of individual and groups within organizations.

 

PSY 233, Psychology of Civic Engagement, 3 credits, CRN 20906

Professor Elizabeth Tesoriero

Day: R 5:40pm-8:30pm

Fulfills: AOK 1, Inquiry and Exploration

Course Description: This course will introduce you to the application of psychology principles to a variety of social service setting. A strong emphasis on civic engagement will be featured.

 

RES 202, Eastern Religious Though, 3 credits, CRN 23240

Professor Lawrence Hundersmarck

Day: W 6:10pm-9:00pm

Fulfills: AOK 3

Course Description: This course examines the great ideas in Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. An in-depth study of the most influential ideas regarding the nature of divinity and the essence of humanity that emerge from the different source documents and traditions of the major religions of the East.

 

POL 206, Politics & the Environment: Urban Perspective, 3 credits, CRN 21086

Professor Howard Weishaus

Day: R 12:15pm-3:15pm

Fulfills: Inquiry and Exploration

Course Description: This course will focus on how politics and environmental concerns manifest themselves in an urban setting. A history of legislation such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, NY State Environmental Quality Act, Noise and Air Space Regulations will be reviewed and applied to New York City. Confronting the environmental problems that downtown New York faces in relationship to the aftermath of 9/11/01 will also be a topic of analysis.

 

POL 301K, Politics of Law in America, 3 credits, CRN 23359

Day: T 6:10pm-9:00pm

Fulfills: Politics senior seminar

Course Description: Examine laws--litigation and adjudication as well as law-making and law-enforcing--as integral to the representative government system in civil society. Analyzes how federalism, constitutional law, election law, taxation, family law, criminal law, and civil law are influenced by active players including citizens, news media, press corps, pressure groups, political parties, organized interests, and institutions

 

PSY 271, Psychology of Morality, 3 credits, CRN 23199

Professor Paul Griffin

Day: TR 10:35am-12:00pm

Fulfills: AOK 5, Inquiry and Exploration

Course Description: What makes people good or bad? How do we develop a sense of right or wrong? When should people be responsible for their actions? These are but three of the many important questions being investigated in a field known as moral psychology. Researchers in moral psychology address timeless philosophical questions by examining the biological, social, and psychological nature of why and how we become moral agents. In order to understand what underlies morality today, we must first understand its evolutionary history and biological underpinnings. (As a species how did we develop morality? What brain processes underline morality?). From the biological we move to the developmental (Do babies understand morality? Is morality learned? How does morality develop over time?) To fully understand morality, we must then understand the social and psychological processes that help us make decisions about what is good and what is bad. (Why do we “feel” that certain things are right and certain things are wrong? How do we come to a make a decision about what is good and what is bad?) Finally, using what we have learned, we will investigate the issue of individual differences and circumstances related to moral behavior, and then consider how our knowledge might be applied –for better (hopefully) or worse-in the near future.

 

INT 299N, Environmental Policy Clinic II, 6 credits, CRN 23637

Professor John Cronin and Andrew Revkin

Day: TR 12:15pm-3:15pm

Fulfills: AOK 1

Prerequisite: Students must be a sophomore and Instructor Permission is required

Course Description: Students clinicians work as professional practitioners, in a team setting, with faculty from Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and faculty from across Pace schools and colleges. Their primary responsibility is to design and implement policy reforms for real world environmental issues by representing and working with "client," non-profit organizations from the community and region, under the supervision of Pace Academy. Students will also learn the essential civic-engagement skills necessary to serve their clients, such as legal, political and communication skills training, legislative history research, preparation of hearing testimony, oral and written presentations, news release writing, bill drafting, lobbying and its requirements, the role of non­profits and government, and use of social media and technology-based methods of influencing public opinion.

 

 

 

TRAVEL COURSES

 

INT 197G, Rome the Eternal City, 3 credits, CRN 20788

Professor Lawrence Hundersmarck

Fulfills: AOK 2

Corequisite: RES 101 CRM 23285 or 23286

Course Description: Local trips and lectures will take place in Rome. Pre-trip Dates: April 10th and April 24th. Travel dates to Rome: May 20th to June 12th, 2015. Trip Destination: Rome, Italy and day trip to Florence, Trip Cost: $5,650 (includes airfare, lodging, two group banquets, museum entrance fees and excursion to Florence.) A $1,000 deposit is due by December 5th, 2014. For further information contact either the Office of International Programs & Services or Dr. Lawrence Hundersmarck, Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies (lhundersmarck@pace.edu) Please note: After registration for this spring class, students who register will receive, and fill out an application in order to obtain permission from the Instructor to enter the course. A strict limit of 24 students will go to Rome.
Students must also register for RES 101 – CRN 23285 or CRN 23286

 

HONORS INDEPENDENT RESEARCH COURSES, 3 credits

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing, 3.3 GPA minimum

With the written approval of the appropriate professor, the department chairperson, and the Director of the Honors College, a student may select a topic that is not included in the usual course offerings for guided research. The student meets regularly with the professor to review progress. To receive Honors College credit, the results of this independent research must be presented at the Honors Independent Research Conference held every year at the end of April or beginning of May. Similarly, the Business Honors 495 course for seniors may also count as an Honors College course if the student presents the research results at the Honors Independent Research Conference.

Students may have their papers published in Transactions, the scholarly journal of the Dyson Society of Fellows, and also made available through Pace University’s Digital Commons.

 

 HONORS OPTIONS COURSES, 3 credits

The Honors Option is designed for Honors-level work in a non-Honors course. To receive Honors College credit, an additional paper (10-20 pages), project, or presentation is required. Written approval of the appropriate professor and the Director of the Honors College are necessary. Depending upon the number of credits completed prior to entering the Honors College, Honors students are limited to two Honors options; other Honors course requirements must be completed in Honors courses.

 
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