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PHYSC 120 - Physical Science Explorations

Westchester / Community College | Fall 2019
September 3, 2019 — 
An introduction to the physical sciences geared towards the non-science student. This class is an introduction to critical thinking and a survey of modern science wrapped into one package. Students will learn what science really is and how to survey the world through the lens of scientific scrutiny. A foundation in the ideas of physics, geology and planetary sciences will be provided. While the course is largely conceptual, basic math skills will be used. No Lab.
Section: 87157
3
credits

PHYSC 162 - Climate Change and Our Future

Westchester / Community College | Fall 2019
September 3, 2019 — 
Ideal for non-science or science majors, this course covers all aspects of climate change, both past and present, and prediction of future climate change. Students learn about how climate science works and how we measure climate changes including the effects of a warming world on rain, snow, clouds, atmospheric circulation and storms, ice sheets and sea ice, sea level, and ocean circulation. Topics include the workings of the atmosphere and the greenhouse effect. Course will also examine climate policy, economic, and technological solutions to reduce carbon emissions.
Section: 86422
3
credits

ANTHR 120 - Native People of North America

Westchester / Community College | Fall 2019
September 3, 2019 — 
This course examines the cultures and histories of several native nations of North America. It devotes particular attention to Native American - Euro American relations and the changing of the ideologies, identities and institutions emergent from these interactions. It studies these issues from both a historical and contemporary's perspective drawing examples from a variety of geographic locations.
Section: 85214
4
credits

PSYCH 201 - Behavioral Statistics

Westchester / Community College | Fall 2019
September 3, 2019 — 
An introduction to data analysis in the behavioral sciences. Students will learn how to summarize data sets, create frequency distributions, formulate statistical hypotheses tests and interpret the results of statistical tests. Topics covered include measures of central tendency and variability, standard scores, t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation and chi-square tests. Designed to meet the statistics requirement for transfer students who will major in psychology.
Section: 87382
4
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PSYCH 201 - Behavioral Statistics

Westchester / Community College | Fall 2019
September 3, 2019 — 
An introduction to data analysis in the behavioral sciences. Students will learn how to summarize data sets, create frequency distributions, formulate statistical hypotheses tests and interpret the results of statistical tests. Topics covered include measures of central tendency and variability, standard scores, t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation and chi-square tests. Designed to meet the statistics requirement for transfer students who will major in psychology.
Section: 87393
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PHYSC 168 - The Solar System Lab

Westchester / Community College | Fall 2019
September 3, 2019 — 
Students will learn how to think like a scientist - they will collect and analyze data from a variety of solar system data sources to answer research questions. Topics/data sources include the characteristics of planets and moons in our solar system, impact cratering, planets around stars other than the Sun (exoplanets), geologic features on the moon, and more. Note: This is an optional 1-credit lab to accompany PHYSC 167- The Solar System. Students who need a science with a lab should register for both PYHSC 167 and PHYSC 168; students who do not need or want a lab should just register for PHYSC 167.
Section: 87258
3
credits

ANTHR 101 - Cultural Anthropology

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2019
July 29, 2019 — 
This course focuses on the cultural behavior of human beings and examines the origin and development of culture. Cross-cultural studies are used to highlight how human groups share common traits as well as how they differ. Course topics include how culture is acquired and shared, the reflexive nature of culture regarding personality, gender, economics, sexuality, kinship, politics, religion, art, and culture change.
Section: 5231
3
credits

ANTHR 210 - Religions of the World

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2019
July 29, 2019 — 
An introductory course in religion designed to study the histories, basic beliefs and characteristic practices of the world’s major religions. An explanation of Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are included. Tribal religions, as well as contemporary sects and cults, are also studied.
Section: 5236
3
credits

COMM 101 - Understanding Mass Media

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2019
July 29, 2019 — 
This course asks students to study the impact of American mass media on American culture and on the cultures of other nations; to consider how mass media alters concepts of culture; and to develop an understanding of the economic forces that influence and shape the media. An emphasis will be placed on critical thinking in a seminar situation. The course grants English or Communications credits for Westchester Community College students.
Section: 5213
3
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ECON 102 - Microeconomics

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2019
July 29, 2019 — 
This course provides an analysis of the basic market forces of demand and supply, and economic outcomes under different market structures such as competitive, imperfectly competitive and monopolistic markets. The labor and capital markets are also analyzed. In addition, the economics of the public sector emphasizes tax policy, externalities, monopoly power and the provision of public goods. The course examines contemporary social issues such as income distribution, poverty and the welfare system as well as global issues such as international trade and protectionism.
Section: 5219