Courses and Course Schedules





Honors College Courses Fall 2014


COM 200 PUBLIC SPEAKING, 3 credits, CRN 70538

Professor Ellen Mandel
Fulfills: Foundation Course, Inquiry and Exploration
Day: W 9:00am – 12:00

Course Description: The course is devoted to instruction in the mechanics of writing and presenting one's own material. This will include such things as the following: outlining, addressing varied audiences, styles, and appropriate techniques of delivery, as well as the use of technology to enhance one's presentation. It is a pragmatic, skills-oriented course designed to provide a context for practicing the construction and presentation of well-reasoned public messages.


ENG 120   CRITICAL WRITING, 4 credits, CRN 73794

Professor: TBA
Fee: $20
Fulfills: Foundation Course, Inquiry and Exploration
Day: T/R 06:10pm-08:10pm

Course description: This course emphasizes the development of argument and analysis as students work with a variety of literary and nonfiction texts. Students learn advanced research skills including methods of documentation, the use of library and internet resources, and the integration of primary and secondary sources into their own essays.


Professor: Lawrence Hundersmarck  

Fulfills: Area of Knowledge II, Area of Knowledge V, Exploratory Course, Anyls Hum, Social & Ntrl Pheon, Western Heritage, Inquiry and Exploration
Day: W 01:20pm-04:20pm
Course description: This course offers an examination of some of the major philosophical

problems and an introduction to some of the great figures in the history of philosophy.  Focus is on questions concerning the sources of knowledge, the meaning of moral and other value judgments, the nature of the human mind, the justifications for political authority, and the intellectual presuppositions of religious belief.



Professor Jean Coppola

Prerequisites: CIS 101 or equivalent

Fulfills: Area of Knowledge I, Civic Engagmnt & Public Values, Honors, Service Learning

Day: M 1:20-3:20 PM

Course Description: This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of the PC and digital media technologies as well as the social and sociological aspects of the aging process. Students will work in teams visiting elderly seniors in adult day care centers and senior community centers to teach them to utilize digital media devices, web browsers, and email. This will provide students with an in-depth understanding and respect of both senior citizens and intergenerational computing.


CRJ 305 CRIMINAL LAW, 3 credits, CRN 70757

Professor: Maryellen Martirano

Fulfills: Inquiry and Exploration

Day: W 6:10-9:00 PM

Course Description: History and development of common and statutory criminal law. Examination of proscribed behavior subject to penal sanctions; capacity, culpability and defenses. Classification of crimes and analysis of specific crimes. Study of constitutional limitations on legislative definition of criminal conduct and on police procedures.



Professor: Howard Weishaus

Fulfills: Inquiry and Exploration

Day: R 6:10-9:00 PM

Course Description: This course will focus on how politics and environmental concerns manifest themselves in an urban setting. A history of legislation such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, NY State Environmental Quality Act, Noise and Air Space Regulations will be reviewed and applied to New York City. Confronting the environmental problems that downtown New York faces in relationship to the aftermath of 9/11/01 will also be a topic of analysis. This course will be jointly offered to students in the Environmental Studies major so that a team approach can be developed in analyzing public policy and the environmental consequences of decision-making and non decision-making.



Professor Robert Keegan

Fulfills: Area of Knowledge V, Anyls Hum, Social & Ntrl Pheon, Inquiry and Exploration

Day: M/W 1:20-3:20 PM

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the science and profession of psychology, including research, human development, personality, testing and assessment, abnormal psychology, treatment of psychopathology, health and wellness, social cognition, and social influence.


PSY 225 PSYCHOLOGY OF THE OCCULT, 3 credits, CRN 71986

Professor: Terence Hines

Fulfills: Inquiry and Exploration

Day: M/W 1:00-2:30 PM

Course Description: The course covers a diverse selection of occult, paranormal and pseudoscientific beliefs. These include, but are not limited to: ESP and parapsychology; ghosts, near-death experiences and demonic possession; UFOs and alien abductions; astrology and ancient astronauts; The Bermuda Triangle; pseudopsychologies and psychoanalysis; faith healing; alternative medicine and health quackery; environmental pseudoscience and mass hysteria; Loch Ness Monster and cryptozoology. The course examines the evidence for the reality of these various phenomena as well as the psychology of belief.





MGT 490 BUSINESS STRATEGY, 3 credits, CRN 71021

Professor: Theresa Lant

Prerequisites: Senior standing in the BBA program and completion of the Business Core.

Fulfills: Business Core

Day: M/W 9:00-10:25 AM

Course Description: This is an advanced course in management and should be taken as a capstone course during the student's senior year. Utilizing the case approach and an Internet-based business simulation, the student will be required to apply all the concepts of management, accounting, production, marketing, economics, and finance. The course covers a large number of companies engaged in a wide variety of strategic activities. Emphasis is placed on policy formulation, top management decision-making, and the integration of corporate, business-unit and department strategy programs.


HON 499 RESEARCH METHODS, 1 credit, CRN 72677

Professor: Mohsen Shiri-Garakani
Day: W 4:35 – 5:30pm

Course Description: This course is designed to assist Honors students with the formulation of a thesis project by preparing them in the research methods needed to successfully produce a completed project. Students will be expected to produce a thesis proposal as well as a significant portion of the project itself. A grade of Pass/Fail will be given in the course.


INT 197 N TOPIC: BAROQUE BRAVURA, 3 credits, CRN 73846
Day: W 1:20-4:20pm, Kim de Beaumont (Art History), Kate Marohn (Studio Art)
Course description: This course includes elements of ART 211 Baroque Art and ART 145 Painting I. This course combines the study of the history of 17th-century European painting (ART 211 BAROQUE ART) with work in the studio (ART 145  PAINTING I) where students learn to paint in the manner of the Baroque artists they are studying.  Students have an opportunity to explore, in their own painting, the effects of color, light, and atmosphere using the techniques of masters such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velasquez, and others.



Professor: Harold Brown

Fulfills: Inquiry and Exploration, Travel Course, Video Conference, Honors, Writing Enhanced, AOK II

Day: W from 2:20-4:20

Description: Students will be studying classical Greek texts in situ, that is, in the places where ancient Greek philosophers and authors once lived. This will provide them not only the historical, social, and cultural context for their readings, but also a source of inspiration for their studies. Furthermore, the sites that are to be visited for this travel class such as Miletus, Ephesus, Phocea and Troy, are historically and culturally important sites that are visited and studied by many people, including scholars, all the time. Students will have their first time chance to explore them under the guidance of their professors and knowledgeable tour guides. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with local scholars and students for the exchange of ideas and culture.




6 credits, CRN 73780

Professor: John Cronin

Fulfills: Area of Knowledge I, Civic Engagmnt & Public Values

Day: T/R 12:15 – 2:15

Description: The Clinic is 6-credit INT, melding clinical course material with skills and theory course material. Student clinicians work as professional practitioners, in a team setting, with faculty from Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and faculty from across Pace schools and colleges. Their primary responsibility is to design and implement policy reforms for real world environmental issues by representing and working with "client," non-profit organizations from the community and region, under the supervision of Pace Academy. Students will also learn the essential civic-engagement skills necessary to serve their clients, such as legal, political and communication skills training, legislative history research, preparation of hearing testimony, oral and written presentations, news release writing, bill drafting, lobbying and its requirements, the role of non-­ profits and movement, and use of social media and technology-based methods of influencing public opinion.



Fee: $20

Professor: Heather Bryant

Prerequisites: Upper sophomore standing (completion of 45 college credits) Required course for all New Core students in their second semester sophomore or junior year.

Fulfills: Foundation Course, Learning Community, Inquiry and Exploration

Day: M/W 10:35-12:00 PM

Course Description: This course is an upper-level writing requirement. Its focus will be on writing effective essays and research papers in disciplinary modes and in students' field of interest. It may include interviews, analysis of journal articles, and appropriate documentation style formats.


Professor: Karen Berger

Prerequisites: Completion of 48 credits required.

Fulfills: Business Core, Learning Community, Writing-Enhanced

Day: M/W 9:00-10:25 AM

Course Description: Introduction to the complex and dynamic field of marketing and its systems. This course examines marketing's place in the firm and in society. Considered and analyzed are marketing research and strategies for product development, pricing, physical distribution and promotion, including personal selling, advertising, sales promotion and public relations.

Learning Community description:  Communication skills are essential to creating customer relationships and value. Using case studies, students analyze current marketing practices and related issues. Students learn how to develop a marketing plan using research and writing skills and undertake other forms of business communication.



LAW 101 BUSINESS LAW I, 3 credits, CRN 70006

Professor: Peter Edelstein

Fulfills: Business Core, Learning Community

Day: M/W 10:35-12:00 PM

Course Description: An introduction to the nature and sources of law; the role of ethics in the legal system; the law of torts and crimes; the law of contracts; and real and personal property law.

PHI 121 ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE, 3 credits, CRN 71890

Professor Len Mitchell

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have taken PHI 115, except by permission of the Department Chair.

Fulfills: Area of Knowledge V, Learning Community, Anyls Hum, Social & Ntrl Pheon, Inquiry and Exploration

Day: M/W 9:00-10:25 AM

Course Description: This course offers a survey of some of the key issues that face the whole range of corporate stakeholders, from shareholders to the general public. We begin with two classical ethical theories, utilitarianism and deontological ethical theory, and with the relationship between justice and the market system. We continue with ethical issues involving the relationship between the employee and the company, such as whistle-blowing; discrimination, affirmative action, sexual harassment; issues involving the consumer and employee protection, such as product and occupational safety; and finally issues of the relationship between the corporation and society, such as corporate responsibility.

Learning Community description: This course considers how the classical tradition in philosophical ethics and Anglo-American common law have developed to address business issues, and whether our legal system now fosters a marketplace, as well as a workplace, that is both legal and ethical. Students apply principles of ethics and law to aspects of contemporary commerce.



Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing, 3.3 GPA minimum

With the written approval of the appropriate professor, the department chairperson, and the Director of the Honors College, a student may select a topic that is not included in the usual course offerings for guided research. The student meets regularly with the professor to review progress. To receive Honors College credit, the results of this independent research must be presented at the Honors Independent Research Conference held every year at the end of April or beginning of May. Similarly, the Business Honors 495 course for seniors may also count as an Honors College course if the student presents the research results at the Honors Independent Research Conference.

Students may have their papers published in Transactions, the scholarly journal of the Dyson Society of Fellows, and also made available through Pace University’s Digital Commons.



The Honors Option is designed for Honors-level work in a non-Honors course. To receive Honors College credit, an additional paper (10-20 pages), project, or presentation is required. Written approval of the appropriate professor and the Director of the Honors College are necessary. Depending upon the number of credits completed prior to entering the Honors College, Honors students are limited to two Honors options; other Honors course requirements must be completed in Honors courses.

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