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Spring 2017 – February 20 – June 19, 2017 Academic Calendar
Course offered with sufficient enrollment.
Course Number Course Title Instructor Lecturer Course Description Textbook Category

NUT101

Nutrition

Professor Tzirel Lea Duschinsky

Professor Tzirel Lea Duschinsky

This class provides an introductory overview to the fundamental concepts underlying good nutrition. Topics covered include a discussion of nutrients, utilization of nutrients by the body, the relationship between nutrition and specific health conditions, how to make good food choices and weight management.

Personal Nutrition, 9th Edition. Marie A. Boyle, College of St. Elizabeth 2015

ISBN-10: 1305110420 | ISBN-13: 9781305110427

General Education Requirement

CPT 101

Computer Applications

Professor Rina Schwartz

Professor Rina Schwartz

Computer Applications is designed to familiarize students with computers and their applications. Students will learn fundamental concepts of computer hardware and software. Emphasis will be placed on computer applications, in particular word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), as well as basic understanding of databases, and multimedia presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint).

Parsons, June Jamrich. Practical Computer Literacy. Cengage 2014. ISBN:1-285-07677-5

General Education Requirement

GRD 101

Basics of Graphic Design

Professor Goldi Thalheim

Professor Goldi Thalheim

The Basics of Graphic Design course comprises the history of graphic design, the current technology, as well as the design principles to give a rich, well-rounded view of this ever-evolving field. The program will offer students a beginner’s guide to three Adobe programs, as well as an introduction to graphic design theory.

(1) Graphic Design Basics, 6th International Edition, Arnston. Cengage 2012

ISBN-13: 9781111354312 / ISBN-10: 1111354316

(2) This course requires that students have access to Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop CS6/CC. Because of the expense involved in purchasing individual applications, it is recommended that students use Adobe Creative Cloud. A free trial is available at https://creative.adobe.com/plans?store_code=il&promoid=NYTLR41Z&mv=other, and there are special discounts for students.

Graphics Major Required Course

BIBL-P 101

Parsha Journeys

Rabbi Eliyahu Goodman

Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Parsha Journeys presents the complete storyline of the first two chapters of each of the weekly parshiyot (Torah portions), in addition to insights into some of the more famous events discussed.

Bible with Rashi: http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/63255/jewish/The-Bible-with-Rashi.htm

For purchase: http://www.artscroll.com/Categories/RAS.html

Judaic Studies Major or Elective course

PROP 201

Sefer Yechezkel

Rabbi Mendel Breitstein

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller

Students study the first half of the book of Yechezkel, Ezekiel. Rebbetzin Heller explains the pshat, or basic meaning of the text, utilizing classical commentaries such as Rashi. Additionally, she delves into the deeper meaning and messages of the text, applying its lessons to life.

Yechezkel Mikraot Gedolot. For example,Ed. Biton.Mikraot Gedolot Hamaor Neviim U’Ketuvim: Yechezkel. Jerusalem, 2001.

For purchase: http://www.eichlers.com/nach-mikraos-gedolos-with-malbim-nk-mqravt-gdvlvt-em-mlbim-bvddim-par-vhdr.html

Judaic Studies Major or Elective course

BUS 232

Organizational Behavior

Professor Yoel Minkoff

Professor Yoel Minkoff

This course introduces concepts, models and frameworks to help you become better manager. Emphasis will be on behavioral science concepts and research findings related to the major challenge managers face and how to organize individuals in order to fulfill the objectives and strategies of the firm. Topics that will be examined include: the nature and dynamics of the organization; the elements of individual leadership and personal development; managing change within organizational contexts; and the relationships between the firm and the external environment in which it operates. The course objective is to provide analytical skills and strategies, substantive knowledge, and a professional sensibility that will increase your ability to take effective action.

Organizational Behavior, 4th Edition. Michael A. Hitt, John Wiley and Sons, 2015

ISBN 13: 978-1118-809068 ISBN 10: 1118-80906-8

Computer Information Management Bachelor and Business Major Required Course

PSY 304

Abnormal Psychology

Professor Chaya Satt

Professor Chaya Satt

The course will fully integrate the details of all the disorders and distinguish between the more important concepts. The aim is for students to comprehend the important comparisons and contrasts to mental disorders, health psychology, as well as psychotic disorders. The class will define the difference between normal and abnormal behavior.

Abnormal Psychology, Hooley & Butcher. Pearson 2016

ISBN 9780133852059

Psychology Major Core course

PSY 201

Introduction to Counseling

Professor Sarri Nayman

Professor Sarri Nayman

This course will give students an overview of the field of counseling psychology, its history, theories and methods. Students will also be introduced to the ethical and legal challenges of this profession as it is practiced in a multicultural society. The course will explore a number of counseling theories and techniques. In addition, students will become acquainted with the many applications and settings in which counseling takes place.

1. Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, 10th Edition . Gerald Corey Cengage. 2015 ISBN: 9781305263727

2. The World of the Counselor; An Introduction to the Counseling Profession 5th Ed. Edward S. Neukrug. Cengage 2016 ISBN: 978-1-305-08729-3

Psychology Elective

CPT 202

Operating Systems

Professor Rina Schwartz

Professor Rina Schwartz

This course teaches the theory and technical information students will need in order to work with today's popular operating systems, such as Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX/Linux platforms. Topics include operating system theory, installation, upgrading, configuring (operating system and hardware), file systems, security, hardware options, and storage, as well as resource sharing, network connectivity, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Modern Operating Systems, 4th Edition. Tanenbaum & Bos. Pearson 2015. ISBN-13: 9780133592511

Computer Major Required Course

CPT 222

Web Development II

Professor David Reiffman

Professor David Reiffman

This course focuses on the Server-Side Web Development and concentrates primarily on the use of PHP/MySQL. The course is divided into various topics: PHP, MySQL, Object oriented PHP, PHP MVC, Secure Web applications. Students will work with these technologies and apply them in creating an e-commerce website.

Effortless E-commerce with PHP and MySQL, 2nd Edition. Ullman, Larry. Pearson 2014. ISBN-10: 0-321-94936-6 ISBN-13: 978-0-321-94936-3

Computer Major Required Course

CPT 230

Mobile Application Development

Professor David Reiffman

Professor David Reiffman

Students study the design and development principles for mobile iOS applications using the Swift language. The course also provides general knowledge of mobile hardware; cell networks; mobile architectures, operating systems, languages, development environments and simulators, and user interfaces; location-based services; data storage and retrieval.

1. Learning Mobile App Development. Ivernman, Jakob. Addison-Wesley 2014. ISBN:9780321947864

2. SWIFT for Programmers. Deitel, Paul.  Prentice Hall 2015. ISBN: 978-0134021362

Computer Major Required Course

GRD 102

Principles of Design

Professor Rina Schwartz

Professor Rina Schwartz

This course is delivered in an asynchronous fashion. Students must watch the assigned lectures every week. Students are required to watch between 2-4 lectures a week. Each lecture is between 30-45 minutes long. Students are required to participate in class discussions via the online discussion board. Every student must post at least three times a week. At least one post must be a reflection about the readings or lectures. The other two posts can be responses to the teacher’s questions or other students’ posts. See rubric for more details.

Guide to Graphic Design. Santoro. Pearson, 2014. ISBN-10: 0132300702, ISBN-13: 978-0132300704

Graphics Major Required Course

GRD 104

Typography

Professor Rina Schwartz

Professor Rina Schwartz

The program focuses exclusively on the typographic features of graphic design. Students gain a comprehensive overview of the vast array of type capabilities, from the basics of character-level formatting to strategies for designing complex layouts using grids.

InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign, 3 Edition, French. Pearson, 2014

Graphics Major Required Course

BUS 201

Operations Management

Professor Hillel Rudolph

Professor Hillel Rudolph

Learn to improve and analyze business processes, increase productivity while delivering higher quality, both in services and manufacturing. Process analysis, flows rates, bottlenecks, and inventory levels are all key concepts taught in this course. This course discusses the strategic role of operations within an organization. Students learn to use tools and techniques for planning, control, and continuous improvement of a company's operations.

Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management, 12th Edition, Pearson

Jay Heizer, Barry Render, Chuck Munson

ISBN-13: 978-0134130422

ISBN-10: 0134130421

Business Major Required Course

BUS 202

Human Resource Management

Professor Yoel Minkoff

Professor Yoel Minkoff

HR Management involves learning about employee selection, training, and labor relations. The course covers EEO issues, wages and salary administration, as well as strategic planning in human resources, and the role of human relations in management.

Human Resource Management 14th ed: Joseph J. Martocchio 2016 Pearson. ISBN: 978-0-13-384880-9

Business Major Required Course

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

Professor Chaya Satt

Professor Chaya Satt

The course presents various issues and principles of psychology that reflect its current status as a behavioral science. This is an introductory level course and spans a broad variety of topics including; learning, perception, motivation, emotion, personality and intelligence, conflict and adjustment, mental health issues, and treatment plans. The student is required to display an in-depth understanding of the basic theories and principle of psychology. Students will become familiar with the bio-psycho-social model and be able to apply the theory to practical real-life examples.

Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications, 4th Edition Jeffrey S. Nevid St. John's University of New York ISBN-10: 1285751221 | ISBN-13: 9781285751221

Psychology Major requirement and fulfillment of Social Science General Ed requirement

JPHL 101

Fundamentals of Jewish Thought

Professor Chana Prero

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller

This course explores four fundamental aspects of Jewish philosophy and faith. Part I examines Maimonides Thirteen Principles of Faith as well as the philosophical discussions of the Maharal on faith. Part II analyzes the concept of trust in G-d as the ultimate provider of all of Man’s needs and desires in this world and the Next World. It explains how to focus on joy as the key to developing a trustful relationship with Hashem, and ways to properly face the challenging areas of life that require trust in G-d. Part III examines the role of the Torah as the source for directing the Jewish nation in their unique task in this world and defines the path towards the ultimate redemption. Part IV concludes with an in depth analysis of the Ten Commandments and the meaning of mitzvot.

1. Bachya, R. Duties of the Heart. Trans. Daniel Haberman. Jerusalem: Feldheim, 1999.
2. Ed. Zaloshinsky, Gavriel. Ways of the Tzaddikim: Orchos Tzaddikim. Trans. Shraga Silverstein. Jerusalem: Feldheim, 1995.
3. Chumash with Rashi. For example,Ed. Katzenelenbogen, Mordechai. Torat Chayim Chamisha Chumshei Torah. Jerusalem, 1993. For students who do not understand the Hebrew text, Herczeg, Yisroel. Saperstein Edition Rashi Chumash. Brooklyn, New York.
4. Siddur. For example, The Complete Artscroll Siddur. Trans. Nosson Scherman. New York: Mesorah Publications, 2001.

Judaic Studies Program Requirement, General Ed and Judaic Studies elective

MAT 102

Algebra

Professor Eliyahu Goodman

Professor Eliyahu Goodman

The study of algebra will assist students in the rules for manipulating formulae and algebraic expressions involving unknowns and real or complex numbers. The course facilitates the study of properties and patterns that seemingly are a different form of mathematical concepts. Students will gain a thorough grounding in the concepts central to their success in mathematics by successfully connecting from concept to concept.

Algebra Foundations: Prealgebra, Introductory Algebra, & Intermediate Algebra
Author(s): Elayn Martin-Gay Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2015 Edition: 1st
Print ISBN: 9780321978653, 032197865X eText ISBN: 9780321978929
Pearson ©2008
| Multiple Media Package
| ISBN-13: 9780321517197
Pearson ©2008
| Multiple Media Package
| ISBN-13: 9780321517586
Concept Videos: Basic Math & Prealgebra

Computer Program General Education requirement or General Education elective

TALM 322

Intermediate Talmud Intensive II: Chullin II

Professor Michael Jacobowitz

Professor Michael Jacobowitz

In?depth study of Talmud at the intermediate level: Students will analyze the text of Talmud and study it using Rashi and Tosfot, medieval commentators on the Talmud. They will study 3-10 pages of a Tractate.

Talmud Bavli Tractate Chullin http://www.oz-vehadar.com/ he/%D7%9E%D7%97%D7%9C%D7%A7%D7%94/23/%D7%AA%D7%9C%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%93-%D7%91%D7%91%D7%9C%D7%99-%D7%9C%D7%AA%D7%9C%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%93%D7%99%D7%9D#product220

Judaic Studies Elective

 

Note: Course offerings are subject to change and are dependent on adequate enrollment.


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