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PHIL 160 - Ethics

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2017
May 22, 2017 — 
This course explores moral philosophy through the classic writings of such thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Mill, and Sartre. Through these, and many other contemporary readings, students are introduced to the major ethical theories of utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics, natural law theory, social contract theory, egoism, and relativism. Students also learn to what extent these theories may be compatible and in what areas they are in opposition. The theories studied in the first half of the semester are then applied to a variety of contemporary moral conflicts including abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, environmental issues, stem cell research, cloning, genetics, terrorism, and a variety of global issues.
Section: 5111
3
credits

PHIL 160 - Ethics

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2017
May 22, 2017 — 
This course explores moral philosophy through the classic writings of such thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Mill, and Sartre. Through these, and many other contemporary readings, students are introduced to the major ethical theories of utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics, natural law theory, social contract theory, egoism, and relativism. Students also learn to what extent these theories may be compatible and in what areas they are in opposition. The theories studied in the first half of the semester are then applied to a variety of contemporary moral conflicts including abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, environmental issues, stem cell research, cloning, genetics, terrorism, and a variety of global issues.
Section: 5148
3
credits

POLSC 102 - American Government & Issues

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2017
May 22, 2017 — 
This course establishes the foundation of representative constitutional government in the context of modern political theory and details the structures and processes that underlie the functioning of the United States' political system. Emphasis is placed on the social and legal resolution of current issues that challenge democratic governance especially in the areas of civil rights and social justice and competing notions of equality and liberty.
Section: 5710
3
credits

CJ 111 - Introduction to Criminology

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2017
May 22, 2017 — 
An introduction to the scientific study of the causes and prevention of crime. The course examines criminal behavior and the theories of crime causation.
Section: 5172
3
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PSYCH 101 - General Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2017
May 22, 2017 — 
This course is an introduction to psychology as a behavioral science. Topics include the theoretical perspectives of psychology, research methodology, the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, learning and memory. While primarily a lecture and a discussion course, other pedagogical methods such as case studies, student projects, films, and on-line exercises may be used to develop a more comprehensive understanding of human behavior. Designed for students who meet the college’s requirements for enrollment in first-year undergraduate courses who want an introduction to psychology.
Section: 5097
3
credits

PSYCH 103 - Abnormal Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2017
May 22, 2017 — 
This course provides an introduction to psychopathology with an emphasis on the continuum that exists between normal and abnormal behavior. Clinical and experimental approaches to a wide range of behavior disorders are examined. Statistical, psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral, sociocultural, humanistic/existential and biological models are discussed. Issues relevant to epidemiology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of maladaptive behavior are explored. Community attitudes and responses to various disorders, as well as ethical and legal issues, are considered.
Section: 5113
3
credits

PSYCH 107 - Social Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2017
May 22, 2017 — 
The scientific study of the numerous ways that other people influence our thoughts, emotions and behaviors. One of the main themes in the course is the constant tension between being an individual and yet being subject to pressures from others. Students learn to analyze these situational forces that impinge on their everyday lives and in the process become able to choose how to respond.
Section: 5129
3
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PSYCH 109 - Developmental Psychology: Childhood

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2017
May 22, 2017 — 
Theoretical and empirical findings in child and developmental psychology from infancy to pre-adolescence are studied. Emphasis is placed on theories of development and factors facilitating and inhibiting human development.
Section: 5731
3
credits

PSYCH 110 - Developmental Psychology: Adolescence

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2017
May 22, 2017 — 
A survey course that focuses on adolescent behavior and development. It emphasizes theoretical issues and empirical findings in the social, cognitive, personality, and emotional development of contemporary adolescents. Issues of special relevance for adolescents are covered, e.g., peer pressure, sexuality, drugs, identity and social relationships.
Section: 5164
3
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PSYCH 111 - Human Sexuality

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2017
May 22, 2017 — 
This course discusses the biological, psychological and cultural aspects of sexuality. Students become familiar with the reproductive structures and their functions as well as how personal, familial, and cultural factors influence how sexuality is treated and understood. Students also develop a historical view of how attitudes regarding sexuality have changed over time and how the topic has been researched and studied.
Section: 5166