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Special Topics Course Descriptions

Special Topics Course Descriptions - Winter Session 2022

For general winter session or registration questions, please visit registration page. or e-mail elo@cortland.edu. A printable PDF version of descriptions is also available.

CAP 129 – Excel for Analytics (1 credit)
ONLINE Course in Session II: January 4-18, 2022, CRN
10204
This course is intended to help a student develop a portfolio of skills in business analytics using Excel. Advanced Excel functions will be covered including using the time value of money functions, developing pivot tables and charts, and using the optimization functions to solve various types of business analytics problems. For more information related to course content for CAP 129 Special Topics: Excel for Data Analytics, contact Rodney Koch at rodney.koch@cortland.edu.

HLH 429 – Quality Management in Healthcare (3 credits)
ONLINE Course in Session II: January 4-18, 2022, CRN
10207
An introduction to the process of quality management in health care organizations. Principles of total quality management and guidelines for implementing quality assurance programs.  For more information related to course content for HLH 429, contact Dr. Vierne Placide at vierne.placide@cortland.edu.

HLH 529 – Killer Bugs! Vectors of Human Disease (3 credits)
ONLINE Course in Session I: December 21, 2021 – January 18, 2022, CRN 10174
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 DiVita at margaret.divita@cortland.edu.

PHI 329 – Philosophy of Education (3 credits)
ONLINE Course in Session II: January 4 – 18, 2022, CRN 10140
Philosophy of education addresses the fundamental philosophical problems in the field of education in both a classical and contemporary context. Questions explored may include the following. What does it mean to be an educated person? What are the social functions of education, especially in a democratic society? How do we ensure equal opportunity by fostering an inclusive environment?

PWR 329 – Tiny Fiction (1 credit)
ONLINE Course in Session II: January 4-18, 2021, CRN 10208
Fiction is around us in many forms, from the epic series that stretch for thousands of pages to the legend of Hemingway’s famous six-word story. In this course, we will analyze and create fiction in its tiniest forms. Our studies will range from flash fiction of only a few hundred words to hint fiction that fits in a single Tweet to TikTok’s 1-minute sketches. We will use theories of narrative and rhetoric to consider how writers can pack such deep meaning into these small spaces. Throughout the course, you will share your writing projects, participate in peer review workshops, and revise your work to create a tiny but mighty portfolio of miniature-sized fiction.  For more information related to course content, contact Dr. Adrienne Raw at adrienne.raw@cortland.edu.

SOC 329 – Positive Sociology (3 credits)
ONLINE Course in Session I: December 21, 2021 – January 18, 2022, CRN 10203
An examination of topics within sociology beyond the traditional focus on society’s many disagreeable problems, instead looking at what people do through activity and personal agency in the effort to construct worthwhile lives.  Research on this emerging field of inquiry as well as its connections to positive organizational development, positive psychology, and positive scholarship will be critically examined with particular consideration to three domains: work, non-work obligation, and leisure.  For more information related to course content, contact Dr. Michael Emmart at michael.emmart@cortland.edu.

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