Bachelor’s Programs (US Degrees)

B.Sc. in Business Administration and Management

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B.A. in Psychology

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Accounting

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
GBA 101 Principles of Accounting I
Introduction to the double-entry system of debits and credits, journal entries and general ledger accounts, steps leading up to financial statement preparation and format of financial statements. Also included are studies of merchandising companies and determination of inventory balances and cost of goods sold, and an introduction to the accounting treatment of various assets and liabilities.
GSM 130 3 credits
GBA 102 Principles of Accounting II
Focuses on partnership and corporate accounting, as well as statements of cash flow and financial statement analysis. Overviews of complex partnership issues, as well as complex corporate issues, are covered.
GBA 101 3 credits
GBA 209 Financial Statement Analysis
Studies the objectives of important classes of external decision-makers, such as security analysts, credit grantors, etc. Covers the tools of analysis that are employed in the achievement of major analytical objectives, such as short-term liquidity, capital structure, and operating performance.
GBA 102 3 credits

Economics

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
GBE 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
An introductory course covering issues relating to the economy as a whole. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, the study of national income and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), national income determination, investment, consumption and consumption theories; classical economic theories, Keynesianism, monetarism, rational expectations, supply-side economics; the business cycle, inflation, unemployment; money and the money supply, the banking system, the federal reserve system, monetary and fiscal policy, budget deficits and the national debt.
3 credits
GBE 102 Principles of Microeconomics
An introductory course covering issues relating to individual economic units: namely, the individual consumer, the individual firm, the individual factors of production-land, labor, and capital. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, price theory, price determination through equilibrium, supply and demand, analysis of consumer demand, utility theory and marginal utility, consumer equilibrium, indifference curve analysis, analysis of supply, theory of production, pricing in perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets, types of imperfect competition, anti-trust laws in the U.S., and distribution of income.
3 credits
GBE 204 Money and Banking
Money and its equivalents, interest rates, and the banking system. In particular, the workings of the money market and its instruments, including treasury bills and commercial paper, financial institutions, and monetary policy and its effects on the national and global economies.
GBE 101 and GBE 102 3 credits
GBE 211 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Analysis of total national output, income, employment and price level determinations, as well as factors contributing to long-term growth. Government's economic role in fiscal and monetary policy is also discussed.
GBE 101 and GBE 102 3 credits
GBE 212 Intermediate Microeconomics
Optimal economic decision making on the level of individual economic units: optimal consumer decision-making and optimal producer decision-making. In-depth study of utility analysis and costs of production.
GBE 101 and GBE 102 3 credits
GBE 220 Urban Economics
The city as an economic organization. Urbanization trends, functional specification, and the nature of growth within the city; organization of economic activity within the city and its outlying areas, the organization of the labor market, and problems of urban poverty; the urban public economy; housing and land-use problems; transportation problems; special problems within the public sector.
GBE 101 and GBE 102 3 credits
GBE 303 Political Economy of Israel
The unique aspects of the economy of Israel as affected by international, national, and regional political developments with reference to overall economic development, agriculture, industry, the Kibbutz, Moshav, and the private sector.
GBE 101 and GBE 102 3 credits
GBE 311 Comparative Economic Systems
How societies with differing social, political, and economic systems (e.g. China, India) have organized themselves to satisfy economic needs. Analysis of the theory and practice of capitalism, socialism, and communism.
GBE 101 and GBE 102 3 credits
GBE 312 History of Economic Thought
The development of economic thought as related to the changing economic and intellectual environment. Emphasis is on the modern period from Adam Smith to the present, and understanding the origins of contemporary economic concepts.
GBE 101 and GBE 102 3 credits
GBE 408 International Trade and Monetary Systems
An intensive examination of modern theories of international commercial policy and the balance of payments mechanism within the international monetary system. Developments in trade theory, the role of international reserves and the use of exchange controls are discussed.
GBE 101, GBE 102 and GBF 101 3 credits

Finance

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
GBF 101 Principles of Finance
An introductory study of the basic principles, instruments, and institutions in the financial marketplace; Topics include the concept of money; the Federal Reserve and the banking system; the provision and management of funds for both the short and long terms; the basic financial instruments; financial characteristics of the firm, including basic balance sheet analysis; the role of the stock and bond markets; interest rates and present value analysis; personal finance issues.
Co-requisite: GBE 101 or GBE 102 3 credits
GBF 210 Investment Principles
Characteristics and investment strategies related to stocks, bonds, and options. Sources of return and risk are explored. The foundations of financial research are developed with regard to information sources, valuation techniques, computation of return and risk and their relationship. SEC regulations; methods of performance evaluation.
GBF 101 3 credits
GBF 220 Corporate Finance
Methods of capital budgeting and corporate financial decision-making; valuation techniques, market efficiency, capital structure, dividend policy, Betas, cost of capital, portfolio analysis and the Miller Modiglian principle are incorporated into the analysis; financial analysis under conditions of certainty and uncertainty.
GBF 101 3 credits
GBF 241, GBF 242 Real Estate Principles I, II
Instruments and procedure of real estate, agency and contract law. Current regulations concerning fair housing rules, land use, and ethical practices as required in license law. Also covered is real estate mathematics relating to methods of financing and determining the value of real property and closing costs.
GBF 101 for GBF 241, GBF 241 for GBF 242 3 credits each
GBF 321 Portfolio Analysis
This course provides an examination of modern portfolio theory. It first sets the foundation of the Investment Policy Statement. The course will include an introduction to the fundamental portfolio analysis tools, portfolio risk and return measures and the process of optimal portfolio selection. Following this, it covers topics of applications to portfolio construction and management relevant to Equity and Fixed Income portfolios. These will include international diversification, risk management and hedging, strategies, benchmarks and performance evaluation.
GBF 210 3 credits
GBF 338 International Financial Markets
Comprehensive discussion of the international financial environment. The market forces whose interplay determines exchange rates and governmental policies are covered. Parity theorems and description of the international equity and credit markets and their dynamics are presented. The forecasting of price changes and returns on equities and bonds in the international setting are covered.
GBF 101 3 credits
GBF 343 Real Estate Finance I
Examines the fundamentals of real estate finance, including various types of mortgages and financing structures, loan underwriting, the construction loan, and the secondary mortgage. Debt securitization and financing residential and income-producing property are explored.
GBF 220 3 credits
GBF 344 Real Estate Finance II
Provides an analytical framework for understanding the real estate finance and development process from both a quantitative and non-quantitative perspective. Topics addressed include establishing investment/development objectives, identifying prospective sites, understanding the public permitting process, preparing market and feasibility studies, securing debt and equity financing, coordinating the design and construction process, and marketing and managing real estate assets. Includes preparation of income statements, sources and uses of funds statements, federal tax impact analysis, and discounted cash flow analysis.
GBF 343 3 credits
GBF 400 Selected Topics in Finance
An upper division course designed to give greater coverage to those finance topics that are not covered in great detail in other courses. The topics selected are at the discretion of the instructor. Some potential topics include dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and reorganization, risk markets, cost of capital and capital structure. An integral part of the course is the class presentation required of all students. The presentation revolves around some area of interest from the topics covered in the course.
GBF 210 and GBF 220 3 credits
GBF 498 Internship in Finance
Seniors majoring in Economics and Finance can register for academic credit for field experience with business or government agencies in the greater Berlin area. Students will work under the supervision of a faculty member.
Senior standing, GPA of 2.5 in major, departmental permission 3 credits

Marketing

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
GBK 101 Principles of Marketing
A study of basic marketing theory and practice. Major topics include analysis of consumer market structure versus industrial market system, product planning, channels of distribution, pricing, promotion, and relevant government regulation.
3 credits
GBK 201 Consumer Behavior
Examines marketing from the point of view of various behavioral science concepts, relevant consumer research, and practical marketing applications. Also examines motivation, personality, perception learning, attitude formation, and the importance of group dynamics, social class and culture on behavior in the marketplace.
GBK 101 3 credits
GBK 202 Marketing Research
Explores the scope, history and ethics of Marketing Research. Particular attention is given to methods of research design, the use of secondary data from marketing decisions, and the distinction between qualitative and quantitative techniques. Students are introduced to techniques of questionnaire design as well as basic statistics for the social sciences. Where appropriate, dedicated software for marketing research, especially SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences), is utilized.
GBK 101
Co-requisite: GSM 261
3 credits
GBK 204 Marketing Management
This course helps students conceptualize the strategic planning process as it relates to the primary determinants of sales and profits. Students also develop an in-depth understanding of the business and ethical problems marketing managers face in a global marketing environment, and explore various solutions to these problems.
GBK 101 3 credits
GBK 315 Advertising and Promotion Management
Explores advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, sponsorship, direct marketing, e- commerce, and public relations. With three business plans as a foundation, students produce a campaign plan book integrating the concepts explored.
GBK 101 3 credits
GBK 340 International Marketing Management
Designed to develop a systematic approach for analyzing trends shaping the global market place. Physical, cultural, socio-demographic, legal/political, and technological factors, amongothers, are explored. Emphasis is placed on development and implementation of optimal marketing programs to capitalize on emerging market opportunities as well as the avoidance of the pitfalls inherent in cross-national marketing activities.
GBK 101 3 credits
GBK 351 Direct Marketing
Topics include: Strategic planning, basic economic analysis, new product/business development, direct marketing information systems, short-term budgeting and forecasting, and management of direct marketing operations.
GBK 101 3 credits
GBK 400 Topics in Marketing
In-depth focus on a marketing topic of current interest. Possible topics include marketing for service and non-profit organizations, new product development or direct marketing. May be repeated for credit.
May be repeated for credit 3 credits
GBK 408 Strategic Marketing Management
An in-depth exploration of strategic marketing such as target marketing, product development, pricing and competitive activity, developed and implemented in a realistic computer-based simulation, within the broader framework of business strategy.
GBK 202 and senior standing 3 credits
GBK 498 Internship in Marketing
Full-time, off-campus employment for seniors guided by outside personnel and the Business Chair.
Senior standing, GPA of 2.5 in major, departmental permission 3 credits

Management

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
GBM 101 Principles of Management
An introduction to the basic theory and practice of management. Examination of the managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling, and analysis of environmental influences on decision-making. Students will use mircro-computer programs for business applications.
3 credits
GBM 202 Organizational Theory and Behavior
An examination of theories, concepts and research findings emerging from the various disciplines that study individual and group behavior within organizational systems. Important topics include: work motivation, leadership and social influence, satisfaction, job performance, performance appraisal, group dynamics, communication and current issues of particular interest.
GBM 101 3 credits
GBM 213 Business Law I
Fundamental principles of law of contracts, contracts of guaranty and surety-ship, and the law of sales and secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code; the relationship of principal and agent and that of employer and employee; personal property, and bankruptcy.
GBM 101 3 credits
GBM 214 Business Law II
Organizational structure of business entitles, such as partnerships, joint ventures and corporation, and the functions and operation of each of these business entities, including government regulation of the employment relationship. Creditor and debtor's rights are examined and analyzed from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint. This includes focus on the laws of surety ship, secured transactions under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, the law of Commercial Paper under Article 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code and the law of Bankruptcy and the Bankruptcy Code.
GBM 213 3 credits
GBM 224 Human Resource Management
Management and development of personnel, recruitment, selection and training of employees. Management techniques and productivity factors including fringe benefits, profit-sharing,employee-management labor relations; current theories of human resources.
GBM 101 3 credits
GBM 310 Multinational Business Management
Detailed examination of the economic, cultural, political, and legal environment of multinational business, beginning with a historical review of the growth of international business and the development of institutions such as the IMF, World Bank, and the WTO. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of the European Union and emerging markets. The strategy and structure, and the financial environment, of international business and the mechanisms through which international capital markets operate are discussed. The final phase of the course deals with international business functions, including international marketing, human resources, accounting, and finance.
GBM 101 and GBK 101 3 credits
GBM 320 Entrepreneurship and Management of Small Businesses
Emphasizes entrepreneurship and successful small business management. Includes legal forms of ownership, franchises, commercial and governmental sponsors, starting or buying a small business, developing and writing a business plan, strategic planning, accounting, and financial consideration. Also covers purchasing and vendor analysis, production and inventory control, risk and insurance planning, human resource management, and marketing and sales. Includes using the computer, and advanced technologies to gain a competitive edge. Special focus on international opportunities for small business.
GBM 101 3 credits
GBM 400 Topics in Management
Study of selected topics in Management.
GBE 101 3 credits
GBM 493 Business Policy
An integrated capstone course focusing on application of case studies to the nature, functions and activities of actual businesses, analyzing objectives, policies, and performance in relation to the outside environment. Emphasis is placed on ethical aspects of decision-making. Case studies are used to develop analytical skills. Knowledge and techniques developed in earlier courses are applied in this course.
Senior standing 3 credits
GBM 498 Internship in Management
Seniors may register for academic credit for field experience with business or government agencies in the greater Berlin area, under the supervision of a faculty member.
Senior standing, GPA of 2.5 in major, departmental permission 3 credits

Speech and Communication

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
GCA 101 Public Speaking
Effectiveness in public speaking is vital for students who wish to achieve prominence in their chosen field. Intensive study of the preparation and delivery of various forms of public speaking. Continued focus on oral fluency and clarity of articulation. Skills include audience analysis, the development of ideas, organization and outlining, unity and coherence of speaking through impromptu, informative, demonstration and persuasive speaking assignments.
3 credits
GCA 168 Mass Media in America
The public receives most of its information through the filter of the media. To make informed decisions, students need to be aware to the forces that operate in the media. An examination of the responsibilities, values, structure, dissemination of information and effectiveness of the media (newspapers, magazines radio, television, film, on-line). Attention to the freedoms of speech and press and potential conflicts with the rights of the individual and public.
4 credits
GCA 215 Interpersonal Communication
Much of the pain and confusion that result from misunderstandings can be avoided through a more complete awareness of the process of communication. The ability to communicate effectively is determined by self-concept and by sensitivity to and understanding of others’ verbal and non-verbal behavior. Includes elements of how people use communication to relate to each other: self-concept, needs, power, emotions, general, cultural values, conflicts and communication competence. Dialogues and role plays between client/case worker, teacher/pupil, parent/child are analyzed.
3 credits
GCA 217 Introduction to Public Relations
This course provides an overview of the functions, practices, and use of public relations in the professional workplace. It provides preparations for entry into the public relations profession. Issue analysis, press releases, press kits, brochures, newsletters, and public relations planning are covered. Communication theories and applications are covered.
GCA 101, GLL 122 and departmental approval 3 credits
GCA 305 Intercultural Communication
Culture is communication. It is the way we organize our lives and interactions. This course is designed to explore ways that verbal and nonverbal communication occurs in various cultures in workplace, management, marketing, social, and other interactions. Recognizing globalization and our increasingly multicultural society, the aim of the course is to develop culturally fluent persons.
3 credits

The Arts

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
GCA 141 Art of Western Civilization (Upon Request)
This course is a comparative survey of the styles, structure and functions of Western forms from prehistoric art through the Middle Ages. The art and cultures associated with the development of Western civilization will be examined through lectures, reading, slide presentations and visits to museums and other cultural institutions.
3 credits
COA 302 Jewish Art (Upon Request)
This course focuses on the methodological, theoretical, and concrete implications of representation in Jewish Art.
GCA 141 3 credits (May not be repeated for credit.)

Computer Science

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
GCO 120 Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Applications
This course discusses the basic principles of computer literacy. The student is exposed to extensive computer terminology and a thorough discussion of computer theory, including the Internet. In addition, a hands-on computer lab is incorporated into the course. The student will learn Windows operating systems, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation application software. Outside lab time is required for class assignments. The software will be updated to reflect the constantly changing technologies available.
3 credits
GCO 162 Advanced Survey of Business PC Applications
This course is a continuation of the Excel and PowerPoint applications taught in GCO 120; A current accounting application is also taught; The goal is to fully expose business students to the PC applications available to them, so that they may integrate these applications into their studies and on the job.
GCO 120 and GBM 101 3 credits

Jewish Studies

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
GJS 225 Modern Israel
This course will explore the roots of Zionism in religious tradition and the strings of modern nationalism which gave it a political form. Emphasis will be placed on Theodore Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, Zev Zabotinsky and David Ben Gurion, the early Zionist congress, the rise of the State of Israel, the kibbutz, the cultural developments with emphasis on great writers, the role of religion in the state, Arab-Jewish confrontation and other contemporary problems.
3 credits
GHS/GJS 262 History of the Holocaust
The role of Nazism in the destruction of European Jewry, 1933–1945, is studied with special attention given to the reactions of world Jewry and foreign governments to the catastrophe. Ghetto and concentration camp existence, as well as, Jewish resistance movements are also analyzed.
3 credits
GJS 301 Jewish Ethics
In this course, we will examine the basics texts of Jewish ethics. The student will be introduced to the interdisciplinary concerns of (a) ethical theory, (b) the reading and understanding of classical Jewish texts and (c) the world construction of Judaism in its classical formulation.
GJS 100 or prior Jewish Studies course. 3 credits

English Language and Literature

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
GLL 110 Introduction to College Writing
Intensive post-developmental reading and writing, leading to confidence and proficiency in the composition of five-paragraph essays. By placement.
By placement 4 credits
GLL 121 College Writing I
Extensive practice in expository writing, with emphasis on the composition of a 3-5 page research paper in MLA format.
GLL 110 or by placement. 4 credits
GLL 122 College Writing II
Continued practice in expository writing. The capstone project is a 5-7 page research paper in APA format.
GLL 121 or placement. 4 credits
GLL 202 Introduction to American Literature
A survey of nineteenth and twentieth century American writers. readings from such authors as Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, Hemingway, Faulkner, Mailer, Bellow, and Malamud.
GLL 122 3 credits
LLE 203 Business Report Writing
Provides students with intensive training in the various forms and situations of business writing, including correspondence, the proposal, and the major formal report. Students master the principles of writing clearly, concisely, correctly, and logically for business.
GLL 121, GLL 122 3 credits
GLL 221 Expository Writing
Students develop the ability to write objective reports by studying examples from journals and newspapers.
GLL 122 3 credits
GLL 232 Multicultural American Literature
The canon of American literature is vastly changing with the growing interest of scholars and intellectuals in the literature of multicultural writers. This course focuses on these emerging works, emphasizing their impact on American literature, our culture, and ourselves.
GLL 122 3 credits

German Language

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
LLG 101-102 German I, II
A two-semester introduction to the German language. It features basic language structures in order to enable the student to communicate in important everyday settings. The participants learn elementary vocabulary, present and past tense as well as simple subordinate clauses. They gain familiarity with themes and issues of local significance by means of simple texts.
3 credits each

Hebrew Language

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
LLH 101-102 Elementary Hebrew I, II
Taught entirely in Hebrew, this course enables the student to acquire the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
3 credits each

History

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
GHS/GJS 124 Modern Jewish History 1750-Present
Students will inquire into: the major movements and developments including the rise of the Hassidic movement, Jewish emancipation in Germany, France, and America; renaissance of Jewish scholarship; torment in Eastern Europe which stimulated mass immigration to America; religious divisiveness in Europe and America; Germany, anti- Semitism, the rise of Zionism; World Wars I and II; and the modern State of Israel.
3 credits
GHS/GJS 262 History of the Holocaust
The role of Nazism in the destruction of European Jewry, 1933–1945, is studied with special attention given to the reactions of world Jewry and foreign governments to the catastrophe. Ghetto and concentration camp existence, as well as, Jewish resistance movements are also analyzed.
3 credits
HIS 106 History of the United States 1877-Present
Includes the major forces that shaped America from 1877 to the present, including western settlement, industrialism and the rise of cities, immigration, industrial labor, American expansion and imperialism, political protest movements, the social and cultural revolution of the 1920s, the Great Depression, and the New Deal, the World War II experience, the Cold War and the fall of Communism, suburbia, the Civil Rights Movement, recent economic developments, the women's movement, pluralism, and changes in the Presidency.
3 credits

Political Science

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
POL 101 The American Political System
This course studies (i) the current state of American politics, including the leading issues of the day, (ii) the historical and constitutional foundations of the national government, and (iii) the major institutions of the federal government, including Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary. In-depth analysis of the Congress probes policy making and organization of Congress and it evaluates the performance and functioning of Congress as a representative institution. Additional segments of the course deal with public opinion, the media, and American political economy.
3 credits

Philosophy

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
GPH 100 Critical Thinking in the College Classroom
This course is designed to teach entering students critical, analytical and evaluative skills and provide them with extensive practice in their use so that they can undertake college level studies; and to create a solid foundation for students to take advanced courses as part of the core/or major. The main focus of this course is: the application of thinking skills in order to understand interdisciplinary college texts and electronic and print research materials; the development of a range of reading, writing, and communication skills for the college classroom; and the development of strategies for success inside and outside the college classroom.
Corequisite: GLL 110 3 credits
GPH 101 Introduction to Philosophy
This course covers techniques of critical analysis, familiarization with classical and contemporary writings in such areas as ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, political and social philosophy, philosophy of science, and aesthetics.
3 credits
GPH 230 Business Ethics
Students will examine the ethical issues that arise in the context of business. The relevance of ethical theory to such issues as consumer rights and truth in advertising will be studied. Obligations to shareholders and negotiating strategies are discussed.
3 credits

Mathematics

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
GSM 001 Developmental Math
Review of basic arithmetical and algebraic skills. Topics include whole numbers, factoring, fractions, decimals, linear equations, word problems and signed numbers. Required of all students who do not pass the placement test or have appropriate transfer credit for mathematics.
By placement 0 credits
GSM 130 College Mathematics
Algebraic topics including linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations, quadratic equations, all including word problems. Exponents and radicals, operations with polynomials, factoring, and graphing.
GSM 001 or by placement 3 credits
GSM 132 College Mathematics Workshop
Corequisite: GSM 130 1 credit
GSM 134 Pre-Calculus
Functions, solution of equations and systems of equations, the trigonometric functions and their graphs, addition theorems and identities, logarithmic and exponential functions, and elementary analytic geometry.
GSM 130 or by placement 3 credits
GSM 261 Statistics: Theory and Application
This course surveys the basics of descriptive and inferential statistics, the standard normal probability distribution, sampling, estimation and hypothesis testing, probability theory, correlation and regression. Designed for students majoring in Business Management and Administration.
GSM 130 or departmental approval 3 credits
MAT 240 Finite Mathematics
Review of set algebra, functions and relations; Boolean algebra and applications; counting techniques and elementary combinations; basic concepts of probability, theory of logic, vectors and matrices, linear systems of equations, Gauss Jordan, Cramer’s rule and matrix inverse methods; linear programming. Introduction to permutation groups and group theory.
MAT 121 or departmental permission 3 credits
MAT 261 Statistics for Social Science Majors
Basic concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics, including measurement scales, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and distribution, correlation coefficients, linear regression, probability theory, binominal distribution, and parametric and non-parametric tests of significant differences. Introduction to hypothesis testing.
GSM 130 and GSM 132 or by placement 3 credits
MAT 351 Econometrics
Statistical techniques used to test the direction of economic variables or the relationship between economic variables; regression and correlation analysis; hypothesis testing and confidence intervals; time series analysis and forecasting.
GBE 101, GBE 102, GSM 261 3 credits

Natural Sciences

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
BIO 101 Principles of Biology
An introductory two-semester course that presents the basic principles and processes of biological science. The first semester includes the structure and function of the cell, cellular metabolism, cell reproduction, plant physiology, genetics and molecular biology. Laboratory exercises include microscopy, cellular reproduction, enzyme activity, DNA analysis transformation, comparative studies of animal and plant cells, and plant and animal diversity.
4 credits
GSS 104 History of Science
This course examines the role of science in the development of Western civilization from its beginning as an area of astrological inquiry and speculation to its extraordinary impact on twentieth-century life.
3 credits

Psychology

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Psychology as a biological, behavioral, and social science. Topics include: critical and scientific analysis of human behavior, fundamentals of psychological research, biological bases of behavior, states of consciousness, learning, thought, memory and intelligence, social behavior and personality, mental health and adjustment, diagnosis and treatment of abnormal behavior.
3 credits
PSY 102 Social Psychology
Social influences on values, attitudes, and behavior. Determinants of social perceptions and cognitions. Bases for friendship, love, prejudice, and anti-social behavior. Group dynamics involved in conformity, conflict and cooperation.
Pre- or Co-requisite: PSY 101 3 credits
PSY 201 Developmental Psychology
Stages of life: infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Mental, emotional, and personality changes during development, and the psychological hurdles overcome.
PSY 101 3 credits
PSY 205 Psychology of Motivation
Motivation for human behavior from the basic psychological drives to higher drives such as achievement, self-fulfillment and altruism. Emphasis on contemporary research as well as classical theories.
PSY 101 3 credits
PSY 210 Learning
Models of animal and human learning including classical and operant conditioning, as well as contemporary theories drawn from information processing and cognitive science. Applications to education, social and clinical psychology.
PSY 101 3 credits
PSY 221 Industrial Psychology
Psychological techniques for selecting and training employees, enhancing morale of workers and improving their relationship with management. Psychology of marketing and advertising.
PSY 101 3 credits
PSY 231 Psychological Testing
Theoretical and statistical foundations of psychological testing. Measurement of intelligence, aptitudes, academic skills, personality, and behavior. Includes formal and informal tests and rating scales.
PSY 101 3 credits
PSY 301 Experimental Psychology
Methodological and experimental approaches to human behavior focusing on sensation, perception, learning, and memory. Experiments conducted in class, results analyzed, and scientific reports written. Students also design and write a proposal for an experimental project.
PSY 101 and MAT 261 3 credits
PSY 302 Advanced Experimental Psychology
More advanced research design and experimental approaches to human behavior including learning, perception, and problem solving. Scientific reports including possible honors thesis proposal prepared by students.
PSY 301 3 credits
PSY 310 Personality
Description and assessment of personality. Classical approaches of psychoanalysis tract theory, humanism, behaviorism and cognitive theorists as well as contemporary research and practical applications.
PSY 101 3 credits
PSY 335 Abnormal Psychology
Description and diagnosis of abnormal behavior. Causes, symptoms and treatments of mental illness. Basic principles of psychotherapy.
PSY 101 3 credits
PSY 340 Introduction to Counseling and Therapy
Theories and techniques counseling. Course includes practice in interviewing and development of basic skills necessary for successful treatment.
PSY 101 and PSY 335. Strongly recommend PSY 310 3 credits
PSY 345 Psychology of Health and Illness
This course will examine psychological influences on how people stay healthy, why they become ill, and how they respond when they are ill. Topics include the mind-body relationship, stress and stress management, chronic pain, headaches, biofeedback, the patient in various treatment settings. The course also examines changes in lifestyle and psychological issues faced by individuals dealing with stroke, arthritis, diabetes, hearheart disease, cancer and AIDS.
PSY 101 3 credits
PSY 351 Biological Psychology
The biological bases of behavior and methods of study. Topics include: anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and sense organs, drugs and behavior, sleep and dreaming, eating and drinking, memory and language, brain disorders and abnormal behavior.
BIO 101 or PSY 101 3 credits
PSY 401 Psychology of the Exceptional Child
Special problems of children who differ markedly from the average: mentally retarded, brain damaged, psychologically disturbed, sociopathic, physically handicapped, culturally deprived, and gifted children. Genetics, neuropsychological and sociological aspects, as well as causes, assessment, and remediation.
PSY 101 (PSY 335 strongly recommended) 3 credits
PSY 402 Clinical Psychology
Overview of clinical psychology as both an art and a science. Roles of the clinical psychologist and the scientific foundations of assessment and treatment.
PSY 340 or departmental permission 3 credits
PSY 420 Psychology of Eating Disorders
The etiology, description, and treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder associated with obesity. Relation between eating disorders and other psychopathology.
PSY 335 3 credits
PSY 432 Neuropsychology
Cognitive function in the normal and brain-injured adult. Methods of neuropsychological assessment in clinical and research situations. Topics include consciousness, body sense, spatial understanding, language encoding, attention, memory, perceptual processing including vision, and personality. Strategies for remediation.
PSY 351 3 credits
PSY 485 Internship in Psychology
Opportunity to work as an intern in an approved organization, such as a clinic, school or hospital. The customary requirement is to work 1 day per week, keep a log of daily activity, read relevant texts and journal articles, and write a brief paper linking observations to the literature. Coordinated by a site supervisor and Touro faculty member.
Senior status and departmental permission 3 credits
PSY 492 Senior Honors Seminar
This course is oriented to teaching students how to prepare a thesis, helping them to decide on a research topic by discussing issues with the seminar coordinator and visiting faculty, finding a mentor, preparing the outline of the project, presenting their ideas orally and in writing to peers and the seminar coordinator, and writing the literature review for their proposal. It is intended to produce the first part of the Senior Honors Project.
21 credits including PSY 301 3 credits
PSY 493 Advanced Topics in Psychology
Senior status or departmental permission. With departmental permission, may be taken more than once on different topics 3 credits
PSY 494 Senior Honors Project in Psychology
Independent research study including literature review, protocol, methods and implementation, statistical analysis, results and discussion, supervised by a Touro faculty member or appropriate substitute.
PSY 492 3 credits

Sociology

Code Title Prerequisites Credits
SAS 103 Introduction to Sociology
The way that sociology helps us to understand the social realities of everyday life. The nature and impact of culture and social structure. How society shapes individuals. Sociology’s perspectives on family, social class, gender, politics, intergroup conflict, crime, and other aspects of society, cultural continuity and change.
3 credits