Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Credit Courses





ACC* E101 Accounting Procedures I

A study of bookkeeping principles and procedures for the small business. Emphasis is placed on the use of journals, general and subsidiary ledgers and financial statement preparation as related to service and merchandising entities. Practice set projects are used to enhance student knowledge and proficiency in applying these principles and procedures. Course is open to Accounting for Small Business Management Associate Degree and Certificate students only.

  • Credits: 3

ACC* E102 Accounting Procedures II

Continues the study of bookkeeping principles, procedures and responsibilities for the small business begun in Accounting Applications I. Emphasis is placed on bank reconciliations, payroll computations and payroll tax computations and reporting requirements. Attention is also given to bookkeeping issues for specific assets and the partnership and corporate forms of business. Practice set projects are used to enhance student knowledge and proficiency in applying these principles and procedures. Course is open to Accounting for Small Business Management Associate Degree and Certificate students only.

Prerequisite: ACC* E101
  • Credits: 3

ACC* E113 Principles of Financial Accounting

A study of the basic principles and procedures of the accounting process as they relate to the recording, measurement, and communication of the business entity's financial data. Emphasis is placed on the recording process, income determination and the development of financial statements .Substantial lab time will be required in the computer lab. The textbook and an on-line supplemental access code (bundle) are required.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E043
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

ACC* E117 Principles of Managerial Accounting

A basic study of Managerial Accounting concepts as they relate to the planning, implementation, control and evaluation of the entity's financial performance. Emphasis is placed on cost behavior and control and the preparation and use of budgets as a management tool. Substantial lab time will be required in the computer lab. The textbook and an on-line supplemental access code (bundle) are required.

Prerequisites: ACC* E113 or ACC* E101 and ENG* E043, each with a grade of "C" or higher
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

ACC* E123 Accounting Software Applications

This course demonstrates the use of accounting information utilizing spreadsheet software. The following applications and applications and techniques will be covered: spreadsheet basics, what-if analysis, financial statement analysis, inventory, payroll, fixed assets, amortization, and managerial accounting topics.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ACC* E117
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

ACC* E125 Accounting Computer Applications I

Use of a pre-written computer program to simulate actual accounting applications on microprocessors; programs include general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. Additional projects may be prepared using spreadsheet programs. No previous computer knowledge is required. Substantial lab time will be required in the computer lab. The textbook and an on-line supplemental access code (bundle) are required.

Prerequisite: ACC* E113 or ACC* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

ACC* E170 Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination

This course is a study of the basic principles and skills of Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting. Emphasis is placed on financial forensic, prevention, deterrence, and detection of fraud.

Prerequisite: ACC* E113
  • Credits: 3

ACC* E231 Cost Accounting I

Develops the principles of cost accounting introduced in ACC* E117. The student will relate the position of cost accounting to the overall financial structure. Various types of cost accounting systems and their applications in industry are also covered.

Prerequisite: ACC* E117
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

ACC* E241 Federal Taxes I

An examination of the theory and problems of federal income tax regulations for individuals. Includes the preparation of tax returns for individuals.

Prerequisite: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

ACC* E271 Principles of Intermediate Accounting I

Detailed examination of financial accounting principles relative to the valuation and disclosure procedures of assets as reported in the typical balance sheet. .Substantial lab time will be required in the computer lab. The textbook and an on-line supplemental access code (bundle) are required.

Prerequisite: ACC* E117
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

ACC* E272 Principles of Intermediate Accounting II

Continues the detailed examination of financial accounting principles in ACC*E271 with emphasis on valuation and disclosure practices pertaining to non-current assets, liabilities and stockholders equity. ACC*E272 can be taken before ACC*E271. Substantial lab time will be required in the computer lab. The textbook and an on-line supplemental access code (bundle) are required.

Prerequisite: ACC* E117
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

ANT* E101 Introduction to Anthropology

An introduction to the discipline of anthropology. Emphasis is upon the evolution and diversity of humans (physical anthropology) and upon the environments and cultures of various peoples (ethnology). Archaeology and linguistics are covered briefly.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

ANT* E105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

A study of anthropological techniques, cultures, archaeological evidence from early cultures, the evolution of people from primitive technological cultures, the study of the ethnological, environmental, economic factors as they influence culture, and the effects of family structure, kinship systems, religion, magic and art with the culture.

Prerequisite: ANT* E101 and ENG* E101 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: BS

ARA* E101 Elementary Arabic I

This course is intended to bring students with no prior experience in the Arabic language to a proficiency level of Novice Mid (as per American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages or ACTFL guidelines) in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing, with a focus on effective spoken communication. Elements of Culture and Civilization will also be studied. To this end, written Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and colloquial spoken forms will receive equal emphasis in coursework. No prerequisites.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

ARA* E102 Elementary Arabic II

Arabic 102 is the second semester in the two-year basic language sequence and it builds on the basic language skills learned in ARA E101. It is communicative in approach, emphasizing oral communication as a foundation for building balanced proficiency in the four communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Topics include basic structures, vocabulary, pronunciation, and writing, as well as further elements of culture and civilization.

Prerequisite: ARA* E101 or Permission of the instructor.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

ART* E101 Art History I

A survey of the visual arts from Paleolithic cave paintings through the art of Europe in the thirteenth century. The course will cover outstanding examples of image making and architecture across a wide range of ancient civilizations. A field trip to a major New York museum can be expected.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E102 Art History II

A survey of the visual arts from fourteenth century Florence to Paris in the first half of the nineteenth century. Beginning with the innovations of Renaissance humanism, the course will follow the succession of styles that ultimately led to the eclectic revivals of neo-classic art. A field trip to a major New York museum can be expected.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E103 Art History III

A survey of the visual arts from the origins of modernism through the art of our own time. In the past 150 years, artists in Europe and America have come up with stylistic innovations at an ever-accelerating pace. This course traces the actions and reactions among artists, critics, and the public as these movements competed for recognition. A field trip to a major New York museum can be expected.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E107 Introduction to Studio Art

Introduces a wide range of art experiences using numerous drawing and painting techniques including pastels, paint, printmaking, mixed-media, and collage. Experiences in visual thinking will help students solve problems in other academic areas. Intended for the non-art majors who wish to gain confidence in their ability to work with art materials.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E109 Color Theory

An examination of color theory and terminology. Studio projects will allow students to develop a sensitivity to color interactions. Advanced projects will combine theory and practical problem solving.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E111 Drawing I

An examination of the fundamentals of drawing. Students will work on the skillful use of line, value distribution, composition, and perspective systems. Drawing as a tool for visual thinking will also be introduced.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E112 Drawing II

Approaches the study of drawing and the improvement of drawing skills with increased opportunities for personal expression in drawings that consider the content of a picture as well as the form.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E113 Figure Drawing I

A drawing course that takes the human figure as its primary theme. Students will analyze the figure for its esthetic and expressive potential. Additional assignments will expand on themes and techniques introduced in Drawing I and II.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E121 Two-Dimensional Design

An exploration of the concepts underlying visual organization in fine art and graphic design. Students will undertake a series of studio projects aimed at uncovering basic design elements, properties, and principles. Experiences in visual thinking will enable students to improve their thinking skill in productive problem solving.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E131 Sculpture I

Students will be introduced to basic sculptural principle employing traditional and contemporary materials and techniques for working three dimensionally. Emphasis will be placed on the creative process and interpretation.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E132 Sculpture II

A course that builds upon the experience gained in Sculpture I. Students will have more freedom to develop their own style of creating sculpture and explore content in their work. In this course students will further explore the process of making sculpture by adding more complex design, techniques, procedures, and conceptual challenges. A primary goal is to continue to advance the students' awareness and personal knowledge of contemporary sculpture, its prototypes, various functions, and role in a culturally diverse global market.

Prerequisite: ART* 131 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E141 Photography I

The fundamentals of camera operations and dark room procedures. Study of photography as a fine art and as a means of communication. Students must provide their own 35mm manually adjustable camera, film, paper, and developing supplies.

Some work will be done in the Darkroom.

Prerequisite: ENG* 101 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E152 Painting II

A course that builds on knowledge and techniques acquired in Painting I. Students will have more freedom to further develop their personal style of painting and explore content in their work. This course emphasizes the principles of composition through the exploration of both traditional and contemporary subjects with the goal of development of individual artistic expression.

Prerequisites: ART* 157 Acrylic Painting I or ART* 253 Oil Painting I
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E155 Watercolor I

This course develops skills in the challenging medium of watercolor employing fast-drying transparent paints. A full range of watercolor techniques will be explored from traditional procedures to contemporary experiments.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E157 Acrylic Painting I

An exploration of the particular attributes of acrylics. A full range of acrylic techniques will be explored from traditional procedures to contemporary experiments.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E163 Ceramic Handbuilding

An examination of the physical properties of clay with an emphasis on the development of personal imagery. Students will work with traditional pottery techniques beginning with the coil and slab and extending these experiences to include combinations of media.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E167 Printmaking I

A survey of printmaking techniques including various forms of relief, intaglio, and experimental processes. Students will create editions of their original work using a mechanical press as well as individualized hand printing.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E184 Teaching Children Art

An Art workshop course designed for those who will be teaching or working with children in schools, day care centers, hospitals, community centers, etc. Students will examine various methods of teaching art while working with a wide variety of materials.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E200 History of American Art

An exploration of the unique character of American art ranging from the Colonial past through the present day. The course will emphasize the emergence of New York City as a major art center. Works from the Housatonic Museum of Art will be studied and a field trip to New York galleries can be expected.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E203 Introduction to African Art

An introduction to the art of Africa. The course is intended to develop an understanding of African art on its own terms: its sources and meanings; its cultural and intellectual perspectives; its connections with the larger society and modernism. The course will conclude with a preview of contemporary African art and translations of African art in the visual traditions of blacks in the Diaspora (the Americas and the Caribbean).

Prerequisite: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E206 Film Study

An exploration of the art of the cinema through analysis of representative dramatic, documentary and experimental films. Among the topics covered are: comparisons between films and other artistic expressions; the major aspects of film style; the nature and importance of film genres; film functions (as art, entertainment, social and political statement, propaganda, education, and experiment).

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E250 Digital Photography I

Fundamentals of digital camera operation and digital darkroom procedures. This course will study digital photography as a fine art and as a means of communication. Students will supply their own digital cameras, photo quality paper, and other supplies. The camera must be a manually adjustable digital camera.

Prerequisite: ENG* E101 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E253 Oil Painting I

A course to develop skills in oil painting through a variety of studio projects. The various techniques of oils from transparent applications to impasto effects are included, and a study of the masters will be compared with contemporary developments.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E280 Advanced Digital Photography

Advanced study of photographic aesthetics, capture and printing techniques, and the history of photography. Students will utilize the latest image editing software including Abobe Photoshop, Bridge, Aperture and Lightroom to create a portfolio of sophisticated digital images that reflect their personal creativity and vision. Students are required to provide their own digital cameras (SLR preferred), printing substrate as specified, and other photographic equipment and materials; a complete list is available from the instructor. A manually adjustable digital camera is a requirement for this course.

Prerequisites: ART* E250, ENG* E101, or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3

ART* E290 Portfolio Preparation I

The advisor will work with students individually to create a portfolio for their specific needs. There is no set schedule for class meetings. Students may be required to work independently to create additional artwork or refine preexisting work to strengthen the quality of the portfolio. Students will learn how to select and arrange work in a neat and orderly manner and will be introduced to some of the technologies currently employed to reproduce artwork. Those planning to transfer to a four-year college should research the portfolio requirements for each institution. Students developing career portfolios may be required to purchase a professional portfolio case. All students will be required to photograph the work presented in their final portfolio and submit digital files of a professional quality at the end of the term. A set of these images will be reviewed by a panel of Art Department faculty and retained as a record of the student's work.

Prerequisite: Matriculation in one of the following programs: Fine Arts - Art, Graphic Design, Graphic Design (Multimedia Option), Graphic Design Certificate; permission of the art coordinator.
  • Credits: 1

ART* E292 Cooperative Education

Prerequisite: To be eligible for the internship course a student must be in the final term of his/her art degree program having completed 15 credits in her/her field and have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. Permission to take this course must be granted by the course instructor prior to registration. Said permission will be granted only upon completion of documents including a signed contract of employment.

The Cooperative Education Internship affords students the opportunity to build on their classroom studies in an environment that focuses on professional development. Students select an internship host company that offers the opportunity to develop skills in a field related to their study in studio art/graphic design, including corporate in house design, publishing, freelance design, newspapers and design agencies as well as related positions in other industries. Students will attend a preparatory class for the first week of the term and take part in an on-line class one hour each week. Students are required to work a total of 120 hours during the term at a host company.

  • Credits: 3

ART* E298 Special Topics in Art

A faculty-developed studio or traditional art course that focuses on exploring a media or creative process that is outside the current courses that are offered in the art program. This course is designed to provide our students with an opportunity to pursue an area of study that is of interest to a large group. The program coordinator and department chairperson will approve the area of study.

Prerequisite: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E299 Independent Study in Art

A limited number of students will have an opportunity to pursue with greater depth studio or research projects of particular individual interest. All independent projects must be arranged in the semester prior to registration, with advance departmental approval and with the supervision of one of the full-time Art faculty members.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

BBG* E101 Introduction to Business

A general overview (survey) of business dealing with concepts, principles and practices in economics, accounting, marketing, management, finance, and information technology. Business Department majors CANNOT use either BBG*E101 or BES*E118 as a business elective in order to satisfy graduation requirements. A computer lab account, or a personal computer with Internet access, will be required.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BBG* E102 Personal Financial Wealth

An introduction to personal financial planning. The course includes setting financial goals, implementing plans to achieve those goals, and measuring financial health. The course will also include the personal financial planning process, time value of money, tax planning and strategies, asset management, insurances, investments, retirement planning, and estate planning. This course is valuable to all students and is not limited to business students. Outside expert practitioners will be invited to cover their particular area of expertise.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BBG* E107 Introduction to Sports Management

This survey course examines the principles and foundations of sport management and the variety of business functions within the various sectors of the sports industry. The course will focus on the application of business disciplines to the birth, organization and management of sport enterprises, ranging from sports teams to athletic arenas, health clubs to rehabilitation facilities, officiating, sports recreation services, and more. Past and future trends, issues and opportunities in the broad sports industry will be covered.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BBG* E210 Business Communication

A study of the basic concepts and applications of the communication process, especially as they relate to business situations and behavior. Emphasis is on strengthening abilities in listening, thinking, speaking, writing, and communicating non-verbally. Substantial lab time will be required in the computer lab.

Prerequisite: ENG* E102 and sophomore standing
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BBG* E215 Global Business

A survey course designed to analyze international trade data and identify major trading groups, their predominant trading partners, their economic status, categories of products traded, and to describe the importance of social, cultural, economic, political, religious, and legal environments in international trade. The course will focus on the importance of globalization within the scope of worldwide trade, including both trade agreements and trade issues among various trading blocks/countries. Substantial lab time will be required in the computer lab.

Prerequisite: ENG* E101 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BBG* E231 Business Law I

An examination of fundamental legal principles and their application to business transactions. A brief survey of the sources, functions and objectives of our law, together with a capsule presentation of the Federal and Connecticut court systems and procedure. Criminal law and torts law precedes a detailed study of the law of contracts and sales including the relevant sections of the Uniform Commercial Code.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E102
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BBG* E232 Business Law II

A continuation of BBG* E231, emphasizing the law of agency, partnership and corporations, followed by an analysis of personal property, real property and security law.

Prerequisite: BBG* E231 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

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