Special Topics Course Descriptions

The following listing contains course descriptions for all special topics courses offered in Summer Session 2020.

1 Credit Hour Courses

CAP 129 - Online Safety and Security
Offered ONLINE in Term B: June 9 - June 24, CRN 60670
Explore information security concepts as they relate to online security and safety. Topics include identifying email scams, phishing, mobile phone safety, password managers, encryption, data security and general safety as it relates to privacy and online security. For more information related to course content for CAP 129, contact Joshua Peluso at joshua.peluso@cortland.edu.

CHE 129 - Chemistry Cannabis & Society
Offered ONLINE in Term A: May 20 - June 8, CRN 60671
An introduction to the production of the various chemicals the Cannabis plant produces, how the chemicals are extracted, various uses of these materials and the connection to/impact on society.  The focus would be on the two major species of this plant Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica, how the plants are grown, the different products that may be extracted from the plants including, Cannabidiol (CBD), Hemp and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). For more information related to course content for CHE 129, contact Dr. Gregory Phelan at gregory.phelan@cortland.edu.

HLH 129 - Personal Stress Management
Offered ONLINE in Term C: June 29 - July 14, CRN 60598
Concept of stress with emphasis on techniques for managing stress effectively. Methods of relaxation, stress reduction explored from a personal perspective. Experiences in self-assessment of stress areas provided. For more information related to course content for HLH 129, contact Dr. Matthew Moyer at matthew.moyer@cortland.edu.

PWR 129 - Web Comics
Offered ONLINE in Term B: June 9 - June 24, CRN 60677
Students will have the chance to both read and compose their own web comics and web comic series.  The course will involve some theories of comics, as well as opportunities to compose using open-source or available platforms for DIY web comic composing and publishing. For more information related to course content for PWR 129, contact Dr. Katherine Ahern at katherine.ahern@cortland.edu.

3 Credit Hour Courses

ANT/CRM 329 - Forensic Anthropology
Offered ONLINE in Session I: May 20 - June 24, CRN 60692 (ANT) & 60693 (CRM)
Broad overview of the role of the forensic anthropologist in medico-legal investigations, emphasizing types of information available through human skeletal analysis. Topics include human osteology, techniques of forensic recovery, identification of decedents through skeletal analysis, estimation of post-mortem interval, and analysis of trauma and pathology. Note: Working with and handling human and nonhuman skeletal remains is an integral part of this course. Additionally, photographs and videos depicting human remains will be shown. Some of this content is graphic in nature. If this causes you concern, please contact me to consider whether you should continue in the course. For more information related to course content for ANT/CRM 329, contact Dr. Kent Johnson at kent.johnson@cortland.edu.

CHE 329 - Chemistry of Fermentation
Offered ONLINE in Session I: May 20 - June 24, CRN 60672
This course is an introduction to the process of fermentation from chemical, historical and industrial practice perspectives. We will discuss the underling scientific principles of fermentation, explore how is was developed from a historical perspective and learn how it is being used and adapted today in a wide variety of applications. For more information related to course content for CHE 329, contact Dr. Gregory Phelan at gregory.phelan@cortland.edu.

ECO 329 – Political Economy of the Adirondacks previously listed for Term B has been canceled.

EDL 629 – Special Topics in Human Resource, Personnel and Contracts
HYBRID Course in Session II: June 29 - August 3, CRN 60723
The class will provide you with a foundation of knowledge of human resource, personnel and contract from the perspective of HR practitioners to deconstruct policies and positions, understand opposing viewpoints, and explore best practices in human resource administration in k-12 school settings.

GRY 329 – Environmental Geography of the Adirondacks
ONLINE Course in Term B: June 9 - June 24, CRN 60575
NOTE: Effective 03/30/20, this course is now offered online. The course description has been updated to reflect the online course.
This course explores the environmental geography concepts and focuses on conservation issues facing the Adirondack Park as case example. The environment and setting of the area is emphasized through lecture, virtual tours and online mapping exercises. For more information related to course content for GRY 329, contact Dr. Christopher Badurek at christopher.badurek@cortland.edu.

HIS 329 – Tourism and Economic Development in the Adirondacks
BLENDED Course in Term B: June 9 - June 24, CRN 60416
This course explores the history of Adirondack tourism. We will explore the positive and negative implications of the tourism economy for wilderness environments such as the Adirondacks. While at Raquette Lake, we visit the Adirondack museum, tour Camp Huntington, and interview local residents and business owners. We also will join students from Economics and Geography to use your newly learned expertise to propose solutions to a practical problem faced by residents of the Adirondack Park. There will be an online component beginning June 9 prior to the onsite component in Raquette Lake, schedule for June 14-19. For more information related to course content for HIS 329, contact Dr. Scott Moranda at scott.moranda@cortland.edu.

HLH 529 - Killer Bugs!  Vectors in Human Disease
Offered ONLINE in Session I: May 20 - June 24, CRN 60701
An examination of how arthropods contribute to public health problems.  Presents the major insect, mite and tick vectors of disease to humans via exploration of disease transmission, public health and epidemiology of zoonotic diseases. For more information related to course content for HLH 529, contact Dr. Margaret DiVia at margaret.divita@cortland.edu.

PED 429– Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Students with Multiple Disabilities
Offered ONLINE in Term B: June 9 – June 24, PED 429, CRN 60583
This course covers the organization, administration, planning, teaching and evaluation of interdisciplinary programming for children with sensory processing disorders (SPD) to include autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and children with multiple disabilities. The course is designed for ANY student interested in working with children with SPD, autism, multiple disabilities and their families. Students examine research and evidenced based practices from a variety of disciplines and discuss within interdisciplinary teams the needs and effective supports for a child and his or her family. This section is for undergraduate students.

PED 529 – Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Students with Multiple Disabilities
Offered ONLINE in Term B: June 9 – June 24, CRN 60466
See above course description for PED 429. This section is for graduate students.

For more information related to course content for either PED 429 or 529, contact Dr. Timothy Davis at timothy.davis@cortland.edu.

PHI 329 - Philosophical Topics in Education
Offered ONLINE in Term A: May 20 - June 8, CRN 60483
Philosophy of education addresses the fundamental philosophical problems in the field of education in both a classical and contemporary context. These topics include some of the following questions. What does it mean to be an educated person? What are the social functions of education, and what should they be especially in a democratic society? What is the role of public education in fulfilling those social functions and how is that different from the role that private institutions face? Do we have an obligation to provide all children with an equal education, and just in what would that consist? Who has (or should have) the authority to make the decisions about what children learn before they are of age to consent? How do we make our educational process developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive? Should public schools aim at character education in a democratic society, and what is the best way to achieve these character-based ends?  For more information related to course content for PHI 329, contact Dr. Sebastian Purcell at sebastian.purcell@cortland.edu.

SPM 329 - How to Host Olympic Games
Offered ONLINE during the Full Session: May 20 - August 3, CRN 60713
How to Host the Olympic Games begins with an overview of the historical, political, economic, and cultural significance of the modern Olympic Games. The course introduces students to the complicated process and politics of event bidding and hosting through case studies of each Olympic Games from Sydney 2000 to Tokyo 2020, with topics ranging from managing event accreditation systems to environmental sustainability. For more information related to course content for SPM 329, contact Dr. Madeleine Orr at madeleine.orr@cortland.edu.