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HIS 119 - Modern Latin America

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2019
June 24, 2019 — 
This course is a study of Latin American history and geography to the present. The course of study primarily focuses on 20th century political, economic, social and cultural history of Latin America. Key issues covered include the relationship of Latin American nations among themselves and with the rest of the world. Course examines historical roots of region tensions, national economies, political instability, reform movements and revolutions. The course focuses on evolving role of women, religious upheavals, cultural/artistic movements and problems of sovereignty.
Section: 5834
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HIS 131 - Modern Africa

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2019
June 24, 2019 — 
The students examine the history of history of Africa from the early 1600s to the present. Major topics of discussion are the colonization of Africa by the European nations, the African independence movement, and Africa’s challenges, achievements and problems today. This course also focuses on pre-colonial African cultural institutions (social, economic, political, educational and religious) and the impact of colonialism on pre-colonial African cultures.
Section: 5835
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HSERV 102 - Human Behavior Social Development/Lifespan

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2019
June 24, 2019 — 
Examination of individual development within the context of the immediate environment and the larger multicultural societal environment. In examining the developmental process and tasks related to the human life cycle, students are exposed to concepts of sociobiology, psychosocial, behavioral and psychoanalytic theory. The theories of Freud and Erickson are emphasized and integrated into the overall systems framework.
Section: 5270
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MATH 117 - College Quantitative Reasoning

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2019
June 24, 2019 — 
A course in quantitative literacy designed for students in Liberal Arts, Social Science, and Humanities. Emphasis will be on the practical aspects of mathematics. Topics include: non-traditional problem solving techniques, personal finance utilizing a graphing calculator organizing and analyzing data, the Normal Curve, methods of counting, applications of elementary probability, and mathematical research on the Internet. Written projects are required in one or more of the following areas: analysis of a stock market portfolio, a statistical case study, and historical topics related to mathematics. Notes: Specific graphics calculator required; wait until first day of class before purchasing.
Section: 5572
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MATH 138 - Elements of Geometry

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2019
June 24, 2019 — 
A study of various topics in geometry which include: constructions, proofs, transformations, three dimensional and fractal geometry. This course is designed to emphasize discovery and visualization for students in the Liberal Arts curriculum.
Section: 5475
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MATH 140 - Statistics

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2019
June 24, 2019 — 
A general introduction to statistical methods for students in all academic disciplines. Topics include: descriptive methods and the presentation of data, a thorough treatment of the basic concepts of probability, techniques of statistical inference and decision-making through hypothesis testing, the methods of correlation and regression analysis, and the application of non-parametric methods in various subject areas. Specific graphics calculator required; wait until first day of class before purchasing.
Section: 5441
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MATH 161 - Precalculus (Functions & Coordinate Geometry)

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2019
June 24, 2019 — 
A detailed analysis of topics essential to mastery of a follow-up course in calculus. Assisted by applications utilizing a graphical/scientific calculator, topics include: functions and inverse relations; trigonometric functions and identities; the study of polynomial, rational, logarithmic and exponential functions; and selected topics in analytic geometry. Specific graphics calculator required; wait until first day of class before purchasing.
Section: 5444
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MATH 181 - Calculus 1

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2019
June 24, 2019 — 
Concept of Limit; understanding and applying the definition of a derivative; analyzing curves of functions; related rates; optimization applications; Rolle's Theorem; Mean Value Theorem; differentiation of algebraic; trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential and other transcendental functions; antiderivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions; integration using u-substitutions. Specific graphics calculator required; wait until first day of class before purchasing.
Section: 5483
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MATH 191 - Calculus 2

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2019
June 24, 2019 — 
Riemann Sums, the definite integral and the definition of area; Fundamental Theorems of Calculus and the area under a curve; integration of logarithmic, exponential and other transcendental functions; theory and application of the definite integral; techniques of integration; L'Hopital's Rule; improper integration; infinite series, including power series and Taylor's formula. Notes: Specific graphics calculator required; wait until after first day of class before purchasing.
Section: 5445
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PHIL 160 - Ethics

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2019
June 24, 2019 — 
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: 5836