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ANTHR 210 - Religions of the World

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2020
January 21, 2020 — 
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: 12880
3
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PHIL 160 - Ethics

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2020
January 21, 2020 — 
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: 12882
3
credits

PHIL 160 - Ethics

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2020
January 21, 2020 — 
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: 12883
3
credits

POLSC 102 - American Government & Issues

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2020
January 21, 2020 — 
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: 12889
3
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POLSC 102 - American Government & Issues

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2020
January 21, 2020 — 
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: 14996
3
credits

POLSC 102 - American Government & Issues

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2020
January 21, 2020 — 
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: 14997
3
credits

POLSC 107 - State & Local Government

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2020
January 21, 2020 — 
This is a survey course in the structures and functions of government given to the states by the United States Constitution. Beginning with concept of Federalism, the class explores the parallel legislative, executive, judicial and administrative law operation. Special emphasis will be placed on identifying and resolving pressing infrastructure and superstructure issues of local communities with the goal of increasing popular participation in governance.
Section: 14999
3
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POLSC 111 - Intro To World Politics

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2020
January 21, 2020 — 
This course is designed to introduce students to the study of international affairs and politics. Topics covered include: realist vs. idealist theory; levels of analysis; nationalism and internationalism; international law and organizations; international security; human rights, energy and environmental
Section: 12892
3
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CJ 111 - Introduction to Criminology

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2020
January 21, 2020 — 
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: 13766
3
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PSYCH 101 - General Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Spring 2020
January 21, 2020 — 
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: 12914