Summer Scholar Course Descriptions




ART-240 -21 Black and White Photography - Mr. David G. Moore (3 credits)

A studio course in which the creative aspects of digital black and white photography are explored. Shooting assignments are geared towards expanding students' creative vision and encouraging personal expression. Traditional and experimental approaches to image making will be presented. Students will have the opportunity to sign out digital SLR cameras for shooting assignments. No prerequisites. A compact digital camera or digital SLR camera is required.


ART-265-21 Introduction to Ceramics - Mr. Zachary S. Dunn (3 credits)

Special Topic: This studio course is designed to introduce students to the basic methods of constructing and forming clay. In this basic hand-building course, students will concentrate on three basic methods of working with clay: pinch, coil, and slab construction. Class assignments will also familiarize students with certain methods of decorating, glazing, and firing ceramic objects. Students will develop a working knowledge of shop usage and safety as well as being involved in every step of the ceramic process from conceptualization to loading kilns. Regular slide lectures, handouts, and museum research will give visual reference in areas of personal ceramic interest.




ASL-330-21 American Sign Language (ASL I) - Mr. Jeffrey R. Sterly (3 credits)

This course is designed for those with no previous knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL). It will introduce learners to the basics of grammatically correct ASL and communication techniques used within the Deaf community. Conversational skills will focus on asking and answering questions, exchanging personal information and talking about everyday activities. This course will present an overview of the various customs, norms, and traditions within Deaf culture. This course may not satisfy foreign language requirements at Le Moyne College. However, this course can be applied toward the language requirements for New York State teacher certification.




BSC 111-21 Ecology and the Environment (3 credits)

This course focuses on basic ecological principles, especially the effects of human activities on our life-supporting environment. No prerequisite. Three hours lecture/ week. Does not carry biology major credit. This course may not be taken by biology majors as a free elective. Minors should consult with the department chair.


CHM 151-21 - Chemical Principles I - Dr. Michael P. Masingale (3 credits)

An integrated approach to many of the major concepts of chemistry with approximately equal emphasis on general descriptive chemistry and introduction to theoretical chemistry. Topics include atomic and molecular theory, periodic properties, chemical equations and stoichiometry. CHM 151 and CHM 151L are to be taken concurrently, except by permission of the department chair. Prerequisite: High school chemistry or permission of the department chair.

CHM 151L-21 - Chemical Principles I - Dr. Farhana Fb Syed (3 credits)

This laboratory includes experiments in chemical synthesis, analysis, and composition and physical properties. A variety of techniques are utilized. This laboratory course addresses many of the same topics CHM 151 treats in the classroom. CHM 151 and CHM 151L are to be taken concurrently, except by permission of the department chair.


CMM-201 Fundamentals of Speech- Mr. Thomas E McGrath (3 credits)

Essentials of voice production, oral interpretation, speech organization and use of supporting materials; preparation and delivery of speech materials; group and panel discussion.


ECO 113  Principles of Microeconomics - (3 credits)  

In this course the student pursues general understanding of the methodology used in economics. Topics studied emphasize models of behavior of consumers and producers as individual participants in the economic system. No prerequisites.

ECO 114 Principles of Macroeconomics - (3 credits)  

The course focuses on using economics methodology in the study of macroeconomic principles. Important topics for consideration include derivation of the GNP and the impact of fiscal and monetary policy on output, employment and the price level. No prerequisites.



EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society – Mr. Bill J. Collins 
- (3 credits) 

This course is required of all students seeking New York state teacher certification. This course will provide an introduction to education and the profession of teaching in a democratic society. It will explore teaching from a practical as well as a theoretical point of view. An introduction to the historical, philosophical and sociological approach to the study of education in the United States will be studied while examining cultural pluralism and its impact on the American system of education. Multicultural education, the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, teaching students with disabilities and other aspects of our diverse society will be discussed.



HST 104-21 Western Civilization II – Dr. Bob W. Zens (3 credits)

This course surveys the most important developments, issues, accomplishments and problems of Western civilization since 1800, discusses the impact of that civilization on major world civilizations, and examines the development of African, Asian, Islamic, Native American and Latin American civilizations since 1800. A research project is required of all students. Students may take this course as an alternative to HST 102, but they may not take both HST 102 and HST 104.



SPN 102-21 Elementary Spanish II  -  (3 credits)

This course is designed for students who are beginning the study of Spanish. It includes the essentials of grammar, vocabulary building and elementary composition, together with the reading of moderately difficult selections in Spanish prose. Classroom audio-lingual practice can be supplemented by audio-taped material in Media Services, located in the library.



MUS 121 - 21 Musical Theatre History (3 credits)

Students will study the development of musical theatre, ranging from the dramas of ancient Greece to the megamusicals of today. Students will also study the theatrical review, utilizing this knowledge to critique filmed and live performances. Along the way, students will recognize the link between the development of the musical and societal trends and events. 


PHL 101-21 Philosophical Foundations of Western Thought - Dr. Cavin Robinson (3 credits)

This course explores the nature of philosophical inquiry through a consideration of the writings of major figures in the history of Western thought up to 1650. Philosophers to be considered will include Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas and Descartes. Some effort will be made to reflect on the world views these philosophers represent, the cultural assumptions and values (e.g., ethnocentrism, gender and racial biases) operative in these world views and the effects of these assumptions on philosophical thinking.


PHL 201-21 Philosophical Perspectives on the Human – Mr. John G. Hartung (3 credits)  

This course examines a variety of interpretations of the human situation, drawn from the following categories: (1) the Western intellectual tradition since 1650; (2) contemporary thought; and (3) nonWestern thought (e.g., Eastern, African, Latin American). Issues pertaining to (a) gender and the human situation and (b) race and the human situation will also be considered.


PSC 101-21 American National Politics – Dr. Bruce Shefrin (3 credits)  

A study of the institutions, culture, ideologies and political processes that go into the making of government and politics in the United States on the national level. A one-credit service learning experience may be offered in conjunction for non-majors. This course, and the service learning experience integrated into it, are required of all political science majors.

SOC 231 Marriage and Families - Mr. Douglas S. MacDonald (3 credits) 

A social scientific study of contemporary and historical forms of marriage and family life in America. We will compare different types of American families with family structures in other parts of the world and other historical periods. We will study interactions between family systems and work, education, health care and legal systems and focus on their public policy implications


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