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PHIL 160 - Ethics

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
May 21, 2018 — 
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: 5326
3
credits

PHIL 160 - Ethics

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
May 21, 2018 — 
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: 5334
3
credits

PHYSC 120 - Physical Science Explorations

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
May 21, 2018 — 
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.
Section: 5341
3
credits

POLSC 102 - American Govermentt & Issues

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
May 21, 2018 — 
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: 5348
3
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PSYCH 101 - General Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
May 21, 2018 — 
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 want an introduction to psychology.
Section: 5320
3
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PSYCH 101 - General Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
May 21, 2018 — 
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 want an introduction to psychology.
Section: 5349
3
credits

PSYCH 103 - Abnormal Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
May 21, 2018 — 
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: 5327
3
credits

PSYCH 107 - Social Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
May 21, 2018 — 
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: 5331
3
credits

PSYCH 109 - Developmental Psychology: Childhood

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
May 21, 2018 — 
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: 5350
3
credits

PSYCH 110 - Developmental Psychology: Adolescence

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
May 21, 2018 — 
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: 5336