Special Topics Course Descriptions

Special Topics Course Descriptions - Winter Session 2021

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.

CHE 329 – Chemistry of Fermentation (3 credits)
ONLINE Course in Session I: December 22, 2020 – January 19, 2021, CRN 10003
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, contact Dr. Gregory Phelan at gregory.phelan@cortland.edu.           

HLH 529 – Killer Bugs! Vectors of Human Disease
(3 credits)
ONLINE Course in Session I: December 22, 2020 – January 19, 2021, 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 DiVia at margaret.divita@cortland.edu.

HLH 529 – Grant Writing
(3 credits)
ONLINE Course in Session II: January 5 – 19, 2021, CRN 10173
This course focuses on the practical steps necessary to get grant funding for education, health, and social service projects and programs. Students will learn how to identify appropriate funding opportunities; tailor their proposal to meet the funder’s priorities; describe program objectives and outcomes; and develop realistic budgets. At the end of the course, students will have developed a fundable proposal for a small project or program. For more information related to course content for HLH 529, contact Dr. Jena Curtis at jena.curtis@corltand.edu.

PED 129 – Sensory Integration 101 (1 credit)
ONLINE Course in Session II: January 5 – 19, 2021, CRN 10143
This course will provide students with practical examples that address the sensory needs of children with SPD (sensory processing disorder) and Autism (ASD).  Sensory integration theory (SIT) will be the framework for the course.  Content will specifically address needs surrounding school aged children who struggle with sensory processing disorder and Autism.  Practical applications for addressing students with unique sensory attributes will be addressed and discussed through online modules.  For more information related to course content, contact Dr. Timothy Davis at timothy.davis@cortland.edu.

PHI 329 – Philosophy of Education (3 credits)
ONLINE Course in Session II: January 5 – 19, 2021, 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? For more information related to course content, contact Dr. Sebastian Purcell at sebastian.purcell@cortland.edu

PWR 329 – Tiny Writing (3 credits)
ONLINE Course in Session I: December 22, 2020 – January 19, 2021, CRN 10169
Workshop-based study of short prose genres, with focus on making craft decisions informed by rhetorical theories of style, brevity, and concision. Sample writing projects include tweets, flash nonfiction, sentence stories, memes, and descriptions. For more information related to course content, contact Dr. Laura Davies at laura.davies@cortland.edu.

REC 229 – Mind, Body and Spirit: The Benefits of Outdoor Recreation (3 credits)
ONLINE Course in Session I: December 22, 2020 – January 19, 2021, CRN 10164
An examination of current research on the psychosocial, cognitive and physiobiological effects of outdoor experiences.  The course will also explore the proliferation of technology and the associated socio-environmental impacts and opportunities. For more information related to course content, contact Dr. Kenneth Cohen at Kenneth.cohen@cortland.edu.

REC 529 – Leisure Education in Therapeutic Recreation (3 credits)
ONLINE Course in Session II: January 5 – 19, 2021, CRN 10059
Introduction to philosophy, principles, and techniques of leisure education in therapeutic recreation. Implications for program development in various recreation therapy settings serving people with disabilities and illnesses across the lifespan. For more information related to course content, contact Dr. Lynn Anderson at lynn.anderson@cortland.edu.

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