Courses are coded as follows:

  • Odd-numbered courses are usually offered in the Fall semester.
  • Even-numbered courses are usually offered in the Spring semester.
  • Courses listed as bi-annual E are normally offered during even-numbered academic years (e.g. 2008-2009).
  • Courses listed as bi-annual O are normally offered during odd-numbered academic years (e.g. 2009-2010).
  • A dash (-) between numbers indicates a course whose first term is a prerequisite for the second term.
  • Course credits are for each semester in two-semester courses.
  • Students may register for Independent Study (481-482) only with approval of the Department and Dean.

Students are advised that final course offerings for each semester depend on sufficient course registration. Nevertheless, students may be assured that sufficient courses will be offered to enable students to complete baccalaureate degree programs in four academic years of study, or their equivalent in part-time study.

Additional courses as listed in the Lander Colleges Bulletin (Touro New York) may be offered as requested, and as deemed appropriate by the Dean.


 

NATURAL SCIENCES

BIO 113 Human Biology (Annual)
This course is dsigned to provide an understanding of principles of human biology for the non-science student. Topics include cell structure and function, genetics and reproduction. 3 credits.
CPP 150 The Physical Universe (Annual)
This course is designed to give the student a well-rounded knowledge of the physical concepts of natural phenomena and fulfill the physics requirement for speech majors. (Lecture and laboratory course.) Prerequisite: MAT 111. 3 credits.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS & SPEECH

COC 101 Fundamentals of Speech (Annual)
Techniques of public speaking. Includes the delivery of several speeches during the course of the program. 3 credits.

ACCOUNTING

EBA 101 Principles of Accounting I (Fall, Spring, Summer)
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. 3 credits. US accounting standards (GAAP) are contrasted with international standards (IFRS).  3 credits. 
EBA 102 Principles of Accounting II (Fall, Spring, Summer)
Focuses on partnership and corporate accounting, as well as statements of cash flow and financial statement analysis. Complex partnership and corporate issues are introduced. US accounting standards (GAAP) are contrasted with international accounting standards (IFRS).  Prerequisite:  EBA 101.  3 credits. 
 
EBA 209 Financial Statement Analysis (Upon Request)
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. Prerequisite: EBA 102. 3 credits.

ECONOMICS

EBE 101 Principles of Macroeconomics (Fall, Spring, Summer)
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.
EBE 102 Principles of Microeconomics (Fall, Spring, Summer)
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.
EBE 204 Money and Banking (Fall, Spring)
Money and its equivalents, interest rates, the role of the Federal Reserve 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.  Prerequisites:  EBE 101 and 102.  3 credits.
EBE 408 International Trade and Monetary Systems (Upon Request)
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. Prerequisites: EBE 101, EBE 102 and EBF 101. 3 credits.

FINANCE

EBF 101 Principles of Finance (Fall, Spring, Summer)
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 Corequisite: EBE 101 or EBE 102. 3 credits.
EBF 210 Investment Principles (Fall, Spring)
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. Prerequisite: EBF 101. 3 credits.
EBF 220 Corporate Finance (Fall, Spring, Summer)
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. Prerequisite: EBF 101. 3 credits.
EBF 310 Security Analysis (Fall, Spring)
A continuation of Investment Principles (EBF 210). Both fundamental and advanced approaches to valuation of securities and portfolios are developed. The risk/return trade-off and the selection of optimum portfolios are examined in depth, including reduction-of-risk techniques. Prerequisite: EBF 210. 3 credits.
EBF 338 International Financial Markets (Fall, Spring)
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. Prerequisite: EBF 101. 3 credits.
EBF 410 Seminar in Options Trading (Fall, Spring)
The theoretical foundations, institutional details, and practical applications of options trading: various pricing models and their development; in-depth examination of the use of options as speculative, hedging, investment, and arbitrage tools; the role of options with respect to the proper functioning of the modern market economy. The central focus is on stock options. Prerequisite: EBF 210. 3 credits.
EBF 437 International Commodities Trading (Fall, Spring)
This course looks in detail at derivatives used to conduct commodity trade across international markets. Such derivatives include options, futures, forwards, swaps, and spots. This course also focuses on risk management, and uses mathematical models to set conditions for minimum risk and to predict relevant variables important to such trade. Prerequisite: EBF 210. 3 credits.

EBF 481 Independent Study in Finance (Upon Request.)

Students investigate selected topics in the major areas under the direction of a faculty advisor.  Independent study develops and demonstrates ability to conduct independent research, perform independent studies in a specialized area, and present the results in writing of professional quality.  Prerequisite:  Permission of the Chair.  3 credits.

EBF 498 Internship in Finance (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Seniors majoring in Economics and Finance can register for academic credit for field experience with business or government agencies in the greater New York area.  Students will work under the supervision of a faculty member.  Prerequisites:  Senior Status, GPA of 2.5 in major and departmental permission.  3 credits.


MARKETING

EBK 101 Principles of Marketing (Fall, Spring, Summer)
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.
EBK 201 Consumer Behavior (Fall, Spring)
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. Prerequisite: EBK 101. 3 credits
EBK 202 Marketing Research (Fall, Spring)
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. Prerequisites: EBK 101 and MAT 261. 3 credits.
EBK 204 Marketing Management (Spring)
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. Prerequisite: EBK 101. 3 credits.
EBK 315 Advertising and Promotion Management (Spring)
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. Prerequisite: EBK 101. 3 credits.
EBK 340 International Marketing Management (Upon Request)
Designed to develop a systematic approach for analyzing trends shaping the global marketplace. Physical, cultural, socio-demographic, legal/political, and technological factors, among others, 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. Prerequisite: EBK 101. 3 credits
EBK 351 Direct Marketing (Upon Request)
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. Prerequisite: EBK 101. 3 credits.
EBK 408 Strategic Marketing Management (Fall, Spring)
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. Prerequisites: EBK 202 and senior standing. 3 credits.
EBK 410 Business to Business Marketing (Fall, Spring)
A managerial approach to marketing decision-making in an industrial market. Topics include relationship building, vendor and value analysis, inventory control, sales forecasting, industrial market planning, market auditing, sales-force planning and channel management. Prerequisite: EBK 101. 3 credits.

MANAGEMENT

EBM 101 Principles of Management (Fall, Spring, Summer)
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 micro-computer programs for business applications. 3 credits.
EBM 213 Business Law I (Fall, Spring, Summer)
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. Prerequisite: EBM 101. 3 credits.
EBM 317 The Social and Governmental Environment of Business (Fall, Spring, Summer)
A study of the environment of business decision-making. Issues are examined in the context of interrelated legal, social, ethical, and political trends affecting business, as well as from the Jewish perspective on business ethics. Deals with governmental regulation in the areas of occupational health and safety, environmental and consumer protection, and anti-trust activity. Prerequisite: EBM 101 and either EBE 101 or EBE 102. 3 credits. Credit will not be given for both EBM 317 and PHI 225.
EBM 320 Entrepreneurship and Management of Small Businesses (Fall, Spring)
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 considerations. 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. Prerequisite: EBM 101. 3 credits.
EBM 420 Internet Research Methods for Business (Upon Request)
The foundations of Internet research. A basic understanding of research will be emphasized followed by a detailed description and comparison of many research mechanisms available over the Internet. Topics such as the differences between search engines, online library-based research, and methods of research will be analyzed. Prerequisites: EBF 101, EBM 101, and MCO 140.
EBM 493 Business Policy (Fall, Spring, Summer)
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. Prerequisite: Senior standing. 3 credits.
EBM 494 Senior Honors Project (Upon Request)
Prerequisites: EBM 493 and departmental permission. 3 credits.

HISTORY

HIS 141-142 The Emergence of the United States (Bi-annual O)
The interplay of the political and social forces in America from the Colonial Period to the 1990's, with special attention given to the rise of political parties, the development of sectionalism, the causes and results of the Civil War, industrial growth, Progressivism, the New Deal, and the Cold War. The first semester concludes with the end of Reconstruction (1877). 3 credits each.
HIS 155-156 History of the Jewish People (Annual)
The development and metamorphosis of Jewish political, social, and economic life from the Second Temple Period to the establishment of the modern State of Israel. The first semester ends with the expulsion from Spain. 3 credits each.
HIS 262 The Holocaust (Annual)
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. Prerequisite: HIS 156 or permission of the instructor. 3 credits.
HIS 271 American Jewish History (Bi-annual) (O)
Study of the Sephardic legacy, German-Jewish migration and hegemony, the development of religious communities, the Civil War, migrations from Eastern Europe, acculturation and assimilation, responses to Zionism and the Holocaust, and current issues. Historical and literary texts on the interaction of Jew and Gentile are examined as well. Prerequisite: HIS 156 or permission of the instructor. 3 credits.

JUDAIC STUDIES

Courses in Judaic Studies are generally 1.5 credits each. However, credits may vary, depending on the hours of instruction and additional study.

Students and Faculty select Jewish studies courses for each semester from a large menu of offerings. As these courses vary by semester students should refer to the entire menu of existing courses offered in the Lander Colleges course catalogue.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

Developmental English

LLE 001 English Development I (ESL) (Annual)
Intensive remediation, with emphasis on the most basic reading and writing skills, culminating in rudimentary understanding of sentence structure and paragraph formation. 8 hours. 0 credits. Placement by examination.
LLE 002 English Development II (ESL) (Annual)
Continued intensive remediation, aiming at greater proficiency in the construction of complete sentences and of coherent individual paragraphs. Emphasis is on the composition of one- and two-paragraph essays. Prerequisite: LLE 001 or placement by examination. 8 hours. 0 credits
LLE 003 English Development III (ESL) (Annual)
Extensive practice in basic reading and composition of two- and three-paragraph essays. Prerequisite: LLE 002 or placement by examination. 8 hours. 0 credits
LLE 007 Essentials of Effective Reading and Writing (Annual)
Intensive review of basic vocabulary, sentence structure, usage, and reading comprehension, with emphasis on the writing of individual coherent paragraphs. 8 hours. 0 credits

Composition

LLE 100 Introduction to English Composition (Annual)
Intensive practice in the composition of three-paragraph essays, with special emphasis on writing in response to selected readings. (Placement by departmental examination). 3 credits.
LLE 101-102 English Composition I, II (Annual)
Extensive practice in the composition of clear, concise, and grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs with special emphasis on the five-paragraph essay and the research paper. (Admission by assignment following placement test.) 3 credits each.
LLE 201 Advanced Expository Writing (Upon Request)
Intensive practice in expository writing, with special emphasis on the preparation and composition of research papers. Prerequisite: LLE 102 or exemption. 3 credits.
LLE 203 Business Report Writing (Annual)
Extensive study of writing clear, accurate and persuasive business reports. Emphasis on researching, organizing and presenting information. Prerequisite: LLE 102 or exemption. 3 credits.

Literature

LLE 220-221 Survey of Modern Literature (Annual)
A two-semester survey of Modern literature from the classical through the modern eras. First-semester readings include: Sophocles, Beowulf, The Song of Roland, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Molière. Second semester readings include: the Romantic Poets, Ibsen, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, Tolstoy, Kafka, Melville, Faulkner, Beckett, Camus and Sartre. Prerequisite: LLE 102 or exemption. 3 credits each.

MATHEMATICS

MAT 111 College Mathematics (Annual)
An introductory course in mathematical skills and techniques necessary for further collegiate study. This course addresses fundamental principles of algebraic calculations such as operations with signed numbers, exponents, negative exponents and operations with fractions, verbal problems and solution of equations, graphical methods, systems of linear equations. Prerequisite: Placement by departmental examination. 3 credits.
MAT 120 Pre-Calculus (Annual)
Functions, solution of equations; systems of equations, the trigonometric functions and their graphs, addition theorems and identities; logarithmic and exponential functions; and elementary analytic geometry.  Introduction to derivatives and calculus.  Prerequisite:  MAT 111 or placement by departmental examination.  3 credits.
 
MAT 121-122 Calculus I, Calculus II (Annual)
Continuity, limits, differentiation, and integration of polynomial, exponential, and trigonometric functions.  Curve sketching and related rates.  Definite integrals, arc length, parametric equations and conic sections.  Applications to geometry, physics, and other areas.  Prerequisite:  MAT 120 or placement by departmental examination.  4 credits each.
MAT 211 Linear Algebra (Bi-annual) (O)
Linear equations, matrices and determinants; linear transformations; vector spaces; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; similarity of matrices; canonical forms and invariant subspaces; LU decomposition.  Matrix calculations on scientific calculators.  Prerequisite:  MAT 122.  3 credits.
MAT 240 Finite Mathematics (Annual)
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. Prerequisite:  MAT 120 or examination.  3 credits.
 
MAT 261 Statistics for Social Science Majors (Annual)
Basic concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics including measurement scales, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and distribution, correlation coefficients, linear regression, probability theory, binomial distribution, and parametric and non-parametric tests of significant differences. Introduction to hypothesis testing.  Prerequisite:  MAT 111 or examination.  3 credits.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

MCO 104 Computing Theory and Applications for Computer Majors (Fall)
This course is the foundation course for those students who are majoring in Computer Science or Management Information Systems. Students will learn concepts related to computer architecture, hardware, software (system and application), data storage devices, telecommunications, binary and hexadecimal number systems, basic binary arithmetic, as well as the Windows operating system and many DOS commands.  An additional component of the course will be the self-study of a popular Windows application suite, such as Office. Prerequisite: none.  4 credits.
 

MCO 122 Computer Literacy and Information Retrieval (Annual)

Students examine basic computer topics and terminology, with a special emphasis on electronic information retrieval, as they explore ways to apply information retrieval technology to teaching the various academic disciplines.  To this end, computer hardware and software are discussed, along with personal computer applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Internet topics, such as advanced search techniques, constructing deep searches, finding specialty information, newsgroups and mailing lists, are examined in detail.  A capstone project is the preparation of a research project, which should use both traditional as well as electronic methods of research.  This course is not a required course or approved elective for a Computer Science or MIS degree.  Prerequisite: none.  3 credits.  For Education majors.

MCO 140 Computer Concepts with Microcomputer Applications (Fall, Spring, Summer)
This course introduces students to basic computer topics and terminology. Computer hardware and software are discussed along with personal computer (PC) applications. Office applications are taught, as well.  Students will complete this course with a solid understanding of computers, how to use computers, and how to access information on the World Wide Web.  This course is not a required course or approved elective for a Computer Science or MIS degree.  Prerequisite: none.  3 credits.
MCO 141 Introduction to Programming (Fall)
This course introduces students to problem solving techniques used in programming. In order to reinforce these concepts in a concrete manner, students will develop numerous programs using a popular programming language.  They will implement programs using objects, input, output and variables and utilize programming control structures such as loops, selection structures, methods, and classes.  Corequisite: MCO 104.  3 credits. 
MCO 148 Advanced Computer Business Applications (Fall, Spring)
This course discusses advanced features of Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. An accounting application such as QuickBooks is introduced, as well.  The goal is to fully expose business students to PC applications that they can integrate into their studies and use on the job.  This course is not a required course or approved elective for a Computer Science or MIS degree.  Prerequisites: MCO 140 and EBA 102.  3 credits.
MCO 152 Computer Methodology (Bi-Annual)
This course introduces students to a major software development methodology, e.g. Agile Programming. Topics typically covered include Test-Driven Development, logging, group development, software documentation, standardized naming conventions, best software development practices, design patterns and idioms. All concepts are typically covered in the context of a semester-length programming project.  Prerequisite: MCO 232.  3 credits.
MCO 201 Digital Electronics (Upon Request)
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the theoretical background and experimental application of modern electronic devices and circuitry.  Students will develop knowledge of analog and digital electronics concepts and techniques as a fundamental background to understand networked computer systems.  Topics include concept of electricity, Direct Current circuitry, Ohm's law, Kirchoff's rules, Alternate Current circuits, capacitance, inductance, complex impedance, diodes, bipolar transistor, single and multiple voltage amplifiers, binary logic, logic gates, resistor, diode, transistor-transistor logic.  Prerequisite: MCO 141.  3 credits.
 

MCO 212 Language Tutorial:  Special Topics (Upon Request) 

Prerequisite: MCO 232.  1 credit.

MCO 213 Language Tutorial:  Java (Upon Request)

Prerequisite: MCO 232.  1 credit.

MCO 214 PC Application Tutorial:  Spreadsheets (for Non-Majors) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Prerequisite: MCO 140.  1 credit.

MCO 215 PC Application Tutorial:  Database (for Non-Majors) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Prerequisite: MCO 140.  1 credit.

MCO 216 PC Applications Tutorial:  Advanced Spreadsheets (for Non-Majors) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Prerequisite: MCO 214.  1 credit.

MCO 217 PC Language Tutorial:  Visual Languages (Upon Request)

Prerequisite: MCO 232.  1 credit.

 
MCO 218 PC Application Tutorial: Advanced Database (Fall, Spring, Summer)
 
Prerequisite: MCO 141. 1 credit.
 
MCO 223 Wide Area Networks I (Annual)
This course provides a hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet using tools and hardware commonly found in small-to-medium network environments. Instruction includes networking, network terminology and protocols, network standards, LANs, WANs, OSI model, cabling, cabling tools, routers, IP addressing, and Internet connectivity. Network monitoring and basic troubleshooting skills are taught in context.    Prerequisite: MCO 353.  3 credits.
 
MCO 224 Wide Area Networks II (Upon Request)

This course is designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technologies. It familiarizes students with the equipment, applications, and protocols installed in enterprise networks, with a focus on switched networks, security, and advanced routing protocols. Hands-on exercises, including network design processes, configuration, installation, troubleshooting, upgrades, competitive analyses, and system integration reinforce student learning.  Prerequisite:  MCO 223.  3 credits.

MCO 231 Fundamentals of Network Security (Upon Request)

This course focuses on the overall security policies with emphasis on hands-on skills in the areas of secure perimeter, secure connectivity, secure management, identity services, and intrusion detection. It provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.  Prerequisite:  MCO 224.  3 credits.

MCO 232 Advanced Programming (Spring)
This course introduces students to more advanced programming concepts using an OO programming language. This course explores the Object Oriented Design and Programming paradigm including inheritance versus composition, polymorphism, run-time versus compile time binding, shallow versus deep copying, and exception handling.  In addition, some basic container and GUI classes will be covered.  Students will complete extensive programming assignments to develop their skills in problem analysis and program coding and testing.  They will implement programs using arrays, basic searching and sorting techniques, strings, and classes.  Prerequisite: MCO 141.  3 credits.
 

MCO 241 Mathematics for Computer Science Majors (Bi-Annual)

Topics include: the logic of compound statements, argument forms and rules of inference, truth tables, conditional statements, predicates and quantified statements, mathematical proofs and induction, set theory, functions, relations, probability, graphs and circuits, formal languages and regular expressions, finite state automata, and solvability issues and principles.  Prerequisite: MAT 120 or Exam.  3 credits

MCO 243 Operating Systems (Bi-Annual)
This course discusses the design and implementation of operating systems.  Topics include multi-programming, multi-processing, time-sharing, resource allocation and job scheduling. Communications, conversational computing, computer networks, memory protection, process management, interrupts, segmentation, inter-process communications, paging, virtual memories, memory management will also be taught.  The deadlock problem, detection, recovery, and prevention methods will be explored.  Input, output, and the use of buffering and channels will be addressed as well.  Prerequisite: MCO 232.  3 credits.
MCO 245 UNIX Operating System (Annual)
This course introduces students to essential UNIX topics, such as the UNIX command-line utilities as well as the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) or GNOME graphical user interface.  Command-line features of the UNIX environment including file system navigation, file permissions, the vi text editor, command shells, and basic network use will be covered. CDE or GNOME features may include Applications Manager, Text Editor, printing, and mail.  Prerequisite: MCO 232.  3 credits.
MCO 251 Programming Languages (Bi-Annual)
This course introduces students to the elements of programming languages and the skills required to understand, design, and implement programming languages.  Students will learn about control structures, data structures types and scope (static and dynamic), name structures, binding time and storage allocation/representation, subroutines and activation records, and BNF notation and formal language description.  Students will receive a brief introduction to about six languages, and will write programs in them.  Prerequisite: MCO 232.  3 credits.
 
MCO 256 Database Programming (Annual)

This course is divided into two parts.  One part covers the concepts of Database Management.  QBE, relational algebra, SQL, normalization, and other advanced topics are discussed.  The second part of the course is comprised of hands-on instruction in advanced features of Microsoft Access.  This course is not a required course or approved elective for a Computer Science or MIS degree.  Prerequisite: MCO 148.  3 credits.

MCO 260 Computer Architecture (Spring)
This course covers the organization and architecture of modern day computers. Topics included are: digital circuits, Boolean algebra, combinatorial logic, data representation and transfer, digital storage and accessing, control functions, input-output facilities, micro-programming, system organization and reliability, pipelining, threading and features needed for multi-programming, multi-processing and real-time systems, and alternate machine organizations. It focuses on both the hardware and software level that translate macro requirements into a micro program to implement those macro architecture requirements.  Prerequisite: MCO 141.  3 credits.
MCO 264 Data Structures I (Fall)
This course discusses the fundamental kinds of data structures, including stacks, queues, linked lists and trees.  These data structures are explored and utilized to implement various algorithms such as sorts, searches and more complex data manipulation.  The data structures are implemented as classes using the OOP paradigm, reinforcing OO concepts such as design patterns and inheritance and polymorphism.  The relationship between data structures and file structures is also addressed and files are used to implement object persistence. Students are also taught to estimate and compare and contrast the relative efficiencies of algorithms and of the different data structures.  Students are given intensive programming exercises to further develop their programming and analysis skills. Prerequisite:  MCO 232.  3 credits.
MCO 275 Advanced Internet Tools and Web Page Design (Annual)
This course introduces HTML, XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, and DHTML. Students will design and implement significant Internet based Web sites using all the major features of HTML and client side scripting.  Prerequisite:  MCO 141.  3 credits.
MCO 343 Database Concepts & Design (Bi-annual)
This course provides students with solid foundation in database design concepts and related skills.  The course explores database design techniques such as database models, normalization, currently used CAD database modeling/design tools, database management concepts such as database performance optimization, transaction processing and concurrency control, indexing, security and database recovery, database implementation techniques using an industry standard DBMS and user interface.  Students will design and implement databases and use industry standard language such as SQL to construct simple and more complex queries to retrieve and manipulate data.  Prerequisite:  MCO 232.  3 credits.
MCO 346 Business Programming (Bi-Annual)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of a currently utilized business related programming language.  The programming language will be selected to meet industry needs.  The ways in which common business applications access, manipulate and present data to the end user will be addressed.  Prerequisite:  MCO 232.  3 credits.
MCO 351 Computer Hardware (Bi-Annual)
This course will provide students with an introduction to the hardware levels comprising the structure of a computer. It introduces the students to system boards, microprocessors, storage devices both optical and magnetic, memory, video cards and monitors, and will provide the student with the opportunity to assemble and disassemble a computer, to install the operating system and applications, and to use troubleshooting and maintenance tools such as Ghost and Partition Magic.  Prerequisite: MCO 104.  3 credits.
MCO 352 Structured Systems Analysis (Bi-Annual)
This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the system life cycle with a strong emphasis on the analysis phase. Topics include: data flow, building system models using several diagramming techniques, data dictionary, introduction to CASE tools, and object modeling with UML.  Students participate in practical case studies and presentations in systems analysis.  Students will survey technical and career skills, information technology conferences and workshops, professional development, and continuing education in the computer science field.  Prerequisite: MCO 232.  3 credits.
MCO 353 Data Communication Fundamentals (Bi-annual)
This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the communications industry. The course discusses: OSI and TCP/IP data models, transmission media, transmission impairments, information structure and data accuracy, local area networks, wide area networks topologies, standards and protocols, the Internet and telecommunications technologies, introduction to networking security.  Prerequisite: MCO 141.  3 credits.
MCO 354 Local Area Network Concepts and Software (Upon Request)
This course provides students with a basic understanding of various major products and designs related to Local Area Networks (LANs). The course discusses data communication protocols and several programs that are used to implement LANs. The students will learn to plan and setup basic network services, share resources, and implement access security.  Prerequisite: MCO 353.  3 credits.
 

MCO 355 Advanced Local Area Network Architectures and Software (Upon Request)

This course presents various LAN architectures and industry standards.  Advanced topics in resource sharing and security are covered along with networking protocol suites as they apply to LANs. This course will discuss network management products and software products that allow for central resource management, directory services, and user access control.  Prerequisite:  MCO 354.  3 credits.

MCO 356 Advanced Topics in Local Area Networks (Upon Request)

This course introduces students to the latest developments in the field of data communications and provides them with the research tools required to remain abreast of this fast-developing field.  Topics will be selected from a list of emerging technologies in data communications.  Prerequisite:  MCO 355.  3 credits.

MCO 358 Web Programming (Annual)
This course will teach students to compose real life dynamic database-driven web applications. Students will become familiar with server-side web programming using a popular web server platform.  Prerequisite: MCO 264 and MCO 343.   3 credits.
MCO 364 Data Structures II (Spring)
This course covers advanced programming language topics such as advanced and thread safe data structures, multi-threading, database connectivity, web development, networking, graphical user interface development and file processing.  Prerequisite:  MCO 264.  3 credits.
MCO 368 Advanced Topics in Object-Oriented Programming (Annual)
This course will utilize a current object oriented programming language to explore advanced OOP concepts such as: classes, objects and encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism, graphical user interface design and event handling, exception handling, multithreaded development and locking, generic templates, and case studies in OOP implementation.  Corequisite: MCO 364.  3 credits.
 
MCO 450 Artificial Intelligence (Upon Request)

This course introduces students to techniques that allow computers to exhibit intelligent behavior.  Topics covered are taken from the areas of problem solving, perception, game playing, knowledge representation, natural language understanding, programs that learn (adaptive programs), expert systems, and programming languages that work in an artificial intelligence environment.  Prerequisite: MCO 232.  3 credits.

MCO 451 Special Topics in Computer Science (Upon Request)
This course will cover topics of current interest in computer science. Possible offerings include: software engineering, microprocessors, computer graphics, system simulation, expert systems, game programming, and Internet applications.  Prerequisite: Departmental permission.  3 credits.
MCO 452-453 Internship in Computer Science (Fall, Spring, Summer)
This course requires students to complete an internship in a computer-science-related field.  Students work on a commercial business project requiring a minimum of 160 hours in a semester.  These internships complement students' academic backgrounds and prepare them for the business world.  Achievement is measured by demonstrable attainment of the project's goals.  Prerequisite: Senior Standing and Departmental permission.  3 Credits.
 
MCO 481-482 Independent Study (Upon Request)

This course enables students to complete an Independent Study project supervised by a staff member.  Credit will be assigned depending on the type of coursework involved.  Prerequisite: Departmental permission.  1 to 4 Credits.


PHILOSOPHY

PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy (Annual)
Classical and contemporary writings in such areas as ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, political and social philosophy, philosophy of science, and aesthetics. Emphasis on techniques of critical analysis. 3 credits.
PHI 151-152 Jewish Philosophy (Bi-annual) (O)
Analysis and evaluation of the metaphysical and ethical content of Judaism: faith, reason, and revelation as sources of religious knowledge; creation; miracles; prophecy; free will; providence and theodicy; the afterlife; "the chosen people" and "the holy land"; prayer and ritual; Halakhah and ethics. First semester: the medieval period; second semester: the modern period. 3 credits each.
PHI 225 Business Ethics (Annual)
An examination of ethical issues that arise in the context of business. The relevance of ethical theory to such issues as consumer rights, truth in advertising, obligations to shareholders and negotiating strategies is discussed. 3 credits.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

POL 101 American Politics (Annual)
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

PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (Annual)
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 (Annual )
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. Prerequisite or co-requisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 201 Developmental Psychology (Annual)
Stages of life: infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Mental, emotional, and personality changes during development, and the psychological hurdles overcome. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 205 Psychology of Motivation (Upon Request)
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. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 210 Learning (Annual)
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. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 221 Industrial Psychology (Annual)
Psychological techniques for selecting and training employees, enhancing morale of workers and improving their relationship with management. Psychology of marketing and advertising. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 231 Psychological Testing (Annual)
Theoretical and statistical foundations of psychological testing. Measurement of intelligence, aptitudes, academic skills, personality, and behavior. Includes formal and informal tests and rating scales Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 301 Experimental Psychology (Annual)
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. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and MAT 261. 3 credits.
PSY 302 Advanced Experimental Psychology (Upon Request)
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. Prerequisite: PSY 301. 3 credits.
PSY 310 Personality (Annual)
Description and assessment of personality. Classical approaches of psychoanalysis tract theory, humanism, behaviorism and cognitive theorists as well as contemporary research and practical applications. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 311/COC 361 Psycholinguistics (Annual)
Psychology of language and the higher mental processes. Modern conceptions of syntactic, semantic, and lexical structure of language. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 312 Cognition and Memory (formerly "Thinking") (Annual)
Overview of approaches to thinking, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making. Memory theories and process and neurological underpinnings. Interplay of memory and cognition. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 313 Language and Speech Development (annual)
The study of normal language acquisition and development. Prerequisites: PSY 101 and COC 208. 3 credits.
PSY 325 Drugs and Behavior (Annual)
Behavioral effects of biochemical mechanisms of psychoactive drugs, including prescription, recreational, and illegal drugs. Topics include psychopharmacological treatment of abnormal behaviors and moods, addiction and tolerance, and the treatment of addictions. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 332 History and Systems of Psychology (Bi-annual)
The origin of modern psychology within philosophy during the 19th century. Founding and growth of experimental psychology in Germany and its spread to the United States. Developments in psychoanalysis, Gestalt psychology, humanistic psychology, and behaviorism, and new trends. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 335 Abnormal Psychology (Annual)
Description and diagnosis of abnormal behavior. Causes, symptoms and treatments of mental illness. Basic principles of psychotherapy. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 340 Introduction to Counseling and Therapy (Annual)
Theories and techniques counseling. Course includes practice in interviewing and development of basic skills necessary for successful treatment. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and PSY 335. Strongly recommend PSY 310. 3 credits.
PSY 345 Psychology of Health and Illness (Annual)
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, hear disease, cancer and AIDS. Prerequisite: PSY 101. 3 credits.
PSY 351 Biological Psychology (Annual)
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. Prerequisite: PSY 101 or BIO 101. 3 credits.
PSY 401 Psychology of the Exceptional Child (Annual)
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. Prerequisite: PSY 101 (PSY 335 strongly recommended). 3 credits.
PSY 402 Clinical Psychology (Upon Request)
Overview of clinical psychology as both an art and a science. Roles of the clinical psychologist and the scientific foundations of assessment and treatment. Prerequisite: PSY 340 or Departmental permission. 3 credits.
PSY 420 Eating Disorders (Annual)
The etiology, description, and treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder associated with obesity. Relation between eating disorders and other psychopathology. Prerequisite: PSY 335. 3 credits.
PSY 493 Advanced Topics in Psychology (Annual)
Prerequisite: 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 (Upon Request)
Independent research study including protocol, study implementation, statistical analysis, and report submission, supervised by a Touro faculty member. Prerequisites: PSY 301, PSY 493, senior status with outstanding academic achievement and motivation, and departmental permission. 3 credits.

 

 

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