Special Topics Course Descriptions

Special Topics Course Descriptions - Winter Session 2020

For general winter session or registration questions, please visit cortland.edu/winter or e-mail winter@cortland.edu.

CHE 329 – Chemistry of Fermentation (3 cr.)
ONLINE Course in Session I: December 17, 2019 – January 17, 2020, 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.   

PED 129 – Sensory Integration 101 (1 cr.)
ONLINE Course in Session II: January 3 - 16, 2020, CRN 10143
This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical framework that addresses sensory integration theory (SIT).  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 – Philosophical Topics in Education (3 cr.)
ONLINE Course in Session II: January 3 - 16, 2020, CRN 10140
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, contact Dr. Sebastian Purcell at sebastian.purcell@cortland.edu

REC 529 – Leisure Education in Recreation (3 cr.)
ONLINE Course in Session II: January 3 - 16, 2020, 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.       

SPM 129 – Sales Management: Becoming a Sales Leader (1 cr.)
ONLINE Course in Session II: January 3 - 16, 2020, CRN 10142
Learn the steps in the professional selling process as it relates to sales models across all industries. An overview of the selling process, customer relations and presentation will be covered. Topics include what is appealing and how to create the return customers. For more information related to course content, contact Lawrence Brady at lawrence.brady@cortland.edu.      

SPM 629 – Sport, Climate Change and Sustainability (3 cr.)
ONLINE Course in Session I: December 17, 2019 – January 17, 2020, CRN 10130
Examines the relationship between sport and the natural environment. Drawing on philosophies of ecocentrism and anthropocentrism, and using multimedia materials, students will discover and discuss the impacts of sport on the environment (e.g. waste, pollution, resource depletion) and the impacts of the environment on sport (e.g. providing a playing field and tenable weather conditions, storms causing damage to facilities, climate change affecting winter sports). For more information related to course content, contact Dr. Madeleine Orr at madeleine.orr@cortland.edu.       

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Darci Contri
Director of Extended Learning

Athena Vunk-Moynihan
Program Aide

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Fax: 607-753-2959
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