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PHIL 160 - Ethics

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 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: 10714
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POLSC 102 - American Government & Issues

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
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: 10721
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POLSC 111 - Introduction To World Politics

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
This course is designed to help the student understand international affairs and politics. Topics covered include realist vs. idealist theory, the balance of power, the role of ideology and leaders, the nation-state, why nations go to war, imperialism, regionalism, international law and organizations. Specific case studies and class simulations are used.
Section: 10724
3
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CJ 111 - Introduction to Criminology

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
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: 11419
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PSYCH 101 - General Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
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: 10747
3
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PSYCH 101 - General Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
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: 10748
3
credits

PSYCH 101 - General Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
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: 10749
3
credits

PSYCH 101 - General Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
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: 11256
3
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PSYCH 103 - Abnormal Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
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: 10754
3
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PSYCH 107 - Social Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2019
January 22, 2019 — 
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: 10758