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Biology

BIO 210 Physiological Psychology

Cross-listed with PSY 210, CRN 50032.

This course is an introduction to the physiological bases of behavior in normal psychological functioning. Topics include neuron structure and function, functional neuroanatomy, drugs and behavior, and the physiology of hunger, sex, sleep, emotion, reward / punishment, language, and learning and memory.

Prerequisites: PSY 105 or HON 173 or PSB 111 or BIO 110 or 111

12/28/17 - 1/19/1850049Distance LearningTBAOnline3Viereck

Communications

CMM 110 Communication in the Digital Age

The primary goal of the course is to provide students with an overview of the foundations and breadth of the field of Communication. A particular focus is placed on the role that technology plays in the major areas of the field – human communication studies, media and journalism, and advertising and public relations. The course also addresses ethical dilemmas in communication such as deception, manipulation, and others. Students are required to engage in critical thinking, analysis, presentation, and application utilizing concepts addressed in the course.

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950080Distance LearningTBAOnline3Duran

CMM 425 Popular Culture

The course is designed to introduce students to the diverse elements of popular culture as a valuable source of data about the social norms, values, and conflicts of mass societies. Crazes, fads, fashions, and trends are examined in terms of collective behavior and the processes of mass communication to understand their origins, development, and impact on society. Specific case studies of contemporary issues, such as pornography, television and violence, trends in popular music, and sport and leisure, are discussed.

Prerequisites: SOC 110, and CMM 110 or CMM 240.

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950065Distance LearningOnlineTBA3Banks

CMM 453 The Sports Beat

Students will report on the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (the New York Rangers top minor-league affiliate) as fully accredited reporters during the Winter Term Session. Students will be expected to have the flexibility within their schedules to cover mid-to-late morning Wolf Pack practices at the XL Center in downtown Hartford during dates when the team practices on home ice (exact dates TBD. Practices are expected to run from approximately 10 a.m.-noon). Students will also cover two games at the XL Center during the Winter Term: Jan. 4 and Jan. 18 (puck drop at 7:15 pm). Students will need to have their own transportation to and from the XL Center. Time will also be spent in class discussing, planning and executing coverage of the Wolf Pack during the term. There will be days when class time will be pre-empted by time spent at the XL Center,  and, as such, students will need to be available five days a week (Monday-Friday) to cover a select number of team practices on any given day.  As "beat reporters" covering the Hartford Wolf Pack, students will work on providing feature and game-over coverage of the team across multiple platforms. Students will be expected to:
-- be familiar with the use of Audacity for the purposes of creating audio features and reports
-- have access to smartphone apps that will enable them to record audio as MP3 files
-- post their work on both Blackboard and on a WORDPRESS blog that will be created for this course
-- create audio content that will recorded at the WWUH production studios for podcast purposes
-- create video content
-- adept at taking high-quality photos on their smartphones
-- be/become familiar with Twitter and create a Twitter account dedicated to this class
Prerequisites: CMM 250W or permission of the instructor, Abe Hefter, who can be reached at hefter@hartford.edu.  This course satisfies a requirement for media production and journalism areas of specialization in the Media & Journalism emphasis in the Communication major and can fulfill an elective for other emphases in the Communication major.
1/2/19-1/18/1950480MWF10:00am-12:00pmH 2513Hefter

English and Modern Languages

SPA 110 Elementary Spanish I

Introduction to Spanish. Intensive training in understanding, speaking, reading, writing, and using basic communicative patterns. The course also covers cultural materials of Hispanic communities and societies.

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950031Distance LearningTBAOnline3Rojas

Judaic Studies

JS 380 Independent Study Judaic Study

1–3 credit(s)
A directed research project, guided by a member of the faculty, designed to give students an opportunity to pursue their own interests in Judaic studies and to gain experience in scholarly research, writing, lecturing, teaching, and criticism. The central effort of the course focuses on the preparation and criticism of individual projects, oral and written.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
12/27/18 - 1/18/1950532OnlineTBADistance Learning3Freund

Mathematics

M 110 Modeling with Elementary Functions

3 credit(s)

A study of linear, quadratic, cubic, exponential, and logistic equations and their use in modeling real-world phenomena; the graphing of functions; solving equations with one or more variables; and systems of linear equations. The solution of word problems is stressed throughout. This course may serve as preparation for M 112 but not for M 144.

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950155Distance LearningTBAOnline3Xue

M 114 Everyday Statistics

Designed to introduce basic concepts of probability, random sampling, data organization, measures of central tendency and variability, binomial and normal probability distributions, statistical inference, elements of hypothesis testing, one- and two sample tests for means and proportions, chisquare tests for tabular data, an introduction to linear regression and correlation.

Prerequisite(s): Two years of algebra.

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950034Distance LearningTBAOnline3McGivney-Burelle

M 116 Contemporary Mathematics

Designed to introduce the student to a variety of mathematical fields and some of their contemporary applications. Topics selected from logic, set theory, mathematical systems, recursive sequences, probability, statistics, game theory, linear programming, graph theory, computer programming, voting methods, and topology.

Prerequisite(s): Two years of algebra.

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950035Distance LearningTBAOnline3McGivney-Burelle

M 140 Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credit(s)

A study of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; the Cartesian coordinate system for the plane; and the algebra and graphing of functions with special emphasis on polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Definitions and graphs of the trigonometric functions; solutions of triangles; analytic trigonometry, including circular and inverse trigonometric functions. Solutions of word problems are stressed throughout. A programmable graphing calculator is required. The goal is to prepare students for M 144.

1/2/19-1/18/1950142M-F9:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.D 2054Haruta

Philosophy

PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy

An introduction to philosophical inquiry into the questions that have perennially engaged philosophical thought, through discussion and the writings of philosophers whose thinking illuminates these questions, such as the nature of reality; the limits of human knowledge; and the significance of social, moral, aesthetics, and religious experience.

12/27/18- 1/18/1950054Distance LearningTBAOnline3SKelly

PHI 470 Independent Study

Independent study of an individual, movement, or problem in philosophy under the direction of a member of the department. Arrangements should be made with the chair, but approval of the course depends on the availability of faculty.

Prerequisite(s): 12 credits in philosophy, GPA in philosophy no lower than 3.0, and permission of the instructor, secured prior to registration.

12/27/18- 1/18/1950084Distance LearningTBAOnline1-3Skelly

Psychology

PSY 105 Introduction to Psychology

This course discusses what factors have shaped who you are today. How does the brain work? What is the nature of prejudice? We will discuss these and other core questions related to the concepts, theories and methods of psychology. Topics include history; methodology; biological bases of behavior; development; sensation and perception; consciousness; cognition, social and personality psychology and psychological disorders. (Please note PSY 105 requires that students participate as a subject in at least one experiment in the department subject pool during the semester or discuss with the course instructor an appropriate alternative.) 

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950078Distance LearningOnlineTBA3Kazmerski

PSY 210 Physiological Psychology

Cross-listed with BIO 210, CRN 50049

This course is an introduction to the physiological bases of behavior in normal psychological functioning. Topics include neuron structure and function, functional neuroanatomy, drugs and behavior, and the physiology of hunger, sex, sleep, emotion, reward / punishment, language, and learning and memory.

Prerequisites: PSY 105 or HON 173 or PSB 111 or BIO 110 or 111

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950032Distance LearningTBAOnline3Viereck

PSY 240 Infant and Child Development

Child growth and behavior from the prenatal period to puberty are studied. Effects of heredity and environment on the motor, language, social, and emotional development of children. Emphasis on the concept of developing self and its effects on behavior. 

Prerequisite: PSY 101 or 102 or 105 or PSB 111 or HON 173 or 174

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950033Distance LearningTBAOnline3Politikos

PSY 241 Adolescent and Adult Development

This course focuses on the individual during the period of transition from childhood to adulthood. Includes physical changes, mental growth, changes in emotional reaction, personality development, and the changing nature of social relationships.

Prerequisite(s): PSY 105, or PSY 101 or PSY 102 or PSB 111 or HON 173 or HON 174

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950056Distance LearningTBAOnline3Cooke

PSY 252 Social Psychology

The social and cultural factors affecting human behavior, with particular emphasis on their effects on motivation, personality, attitudes, and opinions.  Social interaction processes, including group dynamics, are also studied.

Prerequisites: PSY 105 or 101 or 102 or PSB 111 or HON 173 or HON 174.

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950057Distance Learning TBAOnline3Adams

PSY 255 Personality Psychology

Overview of the major theoretical and empirical research in personality and individual differences.  Topics include the development and determinants of personality; the consistency of behaviors across situations and over time; the concepts of the self and the unconscious; and psychoanalytic, humanistic trait, existential, behavioral, and social-learning perspectives.

Prerequisites: PSY 105 or 101 or 102 or PSB 111 or HON 173 or HON 174.

1/2/19 - 1/18/1950058MTWRF 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.E 1113Burinskas

Psy 260 Psychology of Adjustment

3 credit(s)

This course discusses how you typically react to stress, good and bad news, or new situations. How understood and supported do you feel in your interpersonal relationships? This course reviews the typical human adjustment process in response to everyday and acute stressors. Friendships and intimate relationships, gender, and sexuality, identity and social influence are discussed with a view toward understanding effective adjustments as well as maladaptive behavior..

Prerequisite(s): PSY 105.

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950519Distance LearningOnlineTBA3Oquendo

Psy 262 Abnormal Psychology

3 credit(s) 

This course reviews the major forms of psychopathology, concentrating on the symptoms, causes, and treatments of the various mental disorders. These include anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and the eating disorders.

Prerequisite(s): PSY 105.

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950506Distance LearningOnlineTBA3Fagbemi

PSY 405W History and Systems in Psychology

A review of the origins of psychology as a science. Major theories of human functioning are presented in connection with the people and events that produced them. 

Prerequisite: Five courses in psychology above the introductory level

12/28/18 - 1/19/1850088Distance LearningTBAOnline3Bober

PSY 558 Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

The notion of diversity and inclusion is connected to understanding human behavior within a world full of human differences. With that foundation, diversity and inclusion theory and practice extend beyond counting people and goes to leveraging talent. To that aim, from an organizational standpoint, any D & I initiative focuses on how to understand and leverage human differences in order to achieve organizational goals. You learn how D & I can enhance three main areas that all successful organizations are concerned about. They are: employee engagement and enthusiasm, creativity and innovation and continuous learning and improvement.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950079Distance LearningTBAOnline3Dominguez

Sociology

SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology

Surveys main theoretical approaches and problems in the study of social life. Topics include social origins of the self, the basic processes of social interaction, class and stratification, political power, education, organization, and family. Emphasizes continuing interaction between theory and methods in sociology. Required for sociology majors and most advanced sociology courses.

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950028Distance LearningTBAOnline3Morra

SOC 425 Popular Culture

Cross-listed with CMM 425

The course introduces students to the diverse elements of popular culture as a valuable source of data about the social norms, values, and conflicts of mass societies. Crazes, fads, fashions, and trends are examined in terms of collective behavior and the processes of mass communication to understand their origins, development, and impact on society. Specific case studies of contemporary issues, such as pornography, television and violence, trends in popular music, and sport and leisure, are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 110 and CMM 110, or CMM 240.

12/27/18 - 1/18/1950068Distance LearningTBAOnline3Banks