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January Courses

Each year we offer a mix of TigerTerm credit-bearing and non-credit bearing courses.  Tuition for credit-bearing courses is calculated by multiplying the number of SCHs by the current Intersession TigerTerm graduate or undergraduate SCH rate.  Note that the rate per SCH for these courses may be different, and usually lower, than that of the SCH rate charged for Fall, Spring and Summer terms. Please click on this page's "Tuition and Fees" tab for this year's January TigerTerm SCH rates.  Non-credit-bearing courses are billed on a per-course fee basis shown under the SCH column for the course.  Non-credit bearing courses are identified by a course number that is less than 100.

(G) or (U) marker next to a course number (Course #) indicates that the course is either Graduate or Undergraduate, respectively.

Other courses are beinng planned for January 2014.  They will be added to this page as they become available.

Liberal Arts Communication COMM 201 (U) Public Speaking 3 In-class

To speak in public is empowering, yet the ability to do so eludes many. This is your opportunity to learn how to confidently and eloquently deliver crafted speeches.

Public speaking (COMM 201) is an engaging, interactive three-week course designed to equip students with knowledge of the theories and principles necessary for formal public speaking. Informative and persuasive speeches are the focus with emphasis on organization, evidence, language use, strategy, delivery and effective use of media aids. Students will learn to speak comfortably in different environments, by presenting in a variety of spaces on campus (from small classrooms to large auditoriums).  Prerequisites: None. SIS Link

Liberal Arts Criminal Justice CRIM 120 (U) Criminal Justice in Action in the Community: Are We Really Making a Difference? 3 In-class

Don't sit in a classroom all day! Let's travel around the area and see the real world as we explore issues of justice in the community of Rochester and surrounding areas. In this course, we will visit many venues to observe, examine, discuss and understand how various groups address social inequality and social justice.

Understanding social justice embodies a study of the social, cultural, and institutional responses to and effects of inequality in our society, specifically the Rochester area. Criminal Justice in Action (CRIM 120) allows students to explore issues of social justice, develop skills of social analysis and critical thinking, and develop strategies to address at least one issue that each student identifies during the course. The course explores the relationship between poverty and inequality with racial and ethnic discrimination. It also provides rigorous intellectual engagement and experiential learning through a structure that includes: (a) Foundation in social justice; (b) experiential activities to observe social injustice and its effects; (c) develop critical thinking about efforts to address social justice issues. Prerequisites: None. SIS Link

Liberal Arts English UWRT 325 (U) Writing Genre, Theory and Practice 3 In-class

Has a friend ever asked you to help him improve his essay, lab report, or poem? Have you ever wanted to be a better writer, to express yourself more effectively in writing? Have you ever imagined being paid for helping others write better? If you answer yes to any of these questions, this course is for you!

Writing Genre, Theory and Practice (UWRT 325) develops your own writing abilities and gives you experience in helping others improve their writing. You will learn about and interpret genre conventions of academic writing. You will evaluate published writing and analyze writing-related artifacts. You will assess your peer’s writing and revise your own writing. The skills developed in this course also prepare you to work in other academic and professional contexts (e.g., writing center consultations, instructional design, training development, applied critical thinking, and undergraduate research.)

In this TigerTerm course we will meet every morning for three hours. But this isn’t a lecture course! Each session includes a mix of individual, and small and large group activities. Assignments include reflective analysis, summary of secondary research, and primary research. Each session is intensely collaborative and includes work in the Wallace Center Special Collections, interviews with college librarians, panel presentations by RIT faculty, and regular peer review. If you are curious and have any questions, please contact David.Martins@rit.eduPrerequisites: First Year Writing (UWRT150, ENGL150, or ISTE110). SIS Link

Liberal Arts Economics ECON 101 (U) Principles of Microeconomics 3 Online

Growing up in my family was highly unusual. My father, a Ph.D. in political science, would require us to watch the news every night before dinner. During dinner, the ten of us would discuss the news of the day as well as anything else on our minds. Our discussions ranged the gamut from politics to religion to social mores. As a consequence, we believed ourselves to be informed about the world. Wow, was I surprised to find out how wrong I was after my very first class in economics. Economics, I found, rules the world! Any understanding of Occupy Wall Street, the Arab Spring, the Great Recession, the Euro Crisis, tax debates, the nature and impact of national debt is completely superficial without an understanding of economics.

The importance of economics was captured by John Maynard Keynes, the most influential economist of the twentieth century, when he wrote: “The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than iscommonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.”

Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 101) will help you understand the littlest and biggest things in our lives. Economics will help you understand the price of the computer you just bought, the car you are going to buy, and the taxes you pay. It will help you understand the great debates of our time from the distribution of income to student loans, from the causes of the Great Recession through the debt problems of State governments. It will make you better prepared to enter the work world and the world of citizenship. Besides all of this, economics is just plain FUN! Take the course to find out more. Prerequisites: None. SIS Link.

Student Affairs Academic Support Center ACSC 72 (U) Critical Math Skills Free In-class

Are you looking to improve your math skills and want a small group environment in which to do so? Critical Math Skills (ACSC-072) is an opportunity to shore up your foundations and brush on the math you need for your next course. Student will have the opportunity to take an initial math assessment and then receive support to improve their competencies in targeted areas of mathematics. For more information please visit the the Academic Support Center's Course Offerings.

Science School of Mathematical Sciences MATH 180 (U) Calculus A-to-II Bridge 1 In-class

This course covers the topics needed by students who have excelled in Calculus A and wish to enter Project-Based Calculus II. It includes coverage of indeterminate forms, antiderivatives, Riemann sums, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, the calculus of the natural logarithm function, and the integration technique of substitution.

Students will be required to watch videos prior to some classes. Discussion of homework, and some time for lecture on new material will be given. Students will participate in daily group workshops and will be assigned online homework. Students will have the opportunity for any further instruction needed in the afternoon in order to fully understand the topic. Prerequisites: Completion of MATH 171 with a grade of A or B SIS Link.

Science School of Mathematical Sciences STAT 145 (U) Introduction to Statistics I 3 Flipped

This course will study the statistical methods of presenting and analyzing data.  Topics include desrciptive statistics and displays, random sampling, the normal distribution, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.  The statistical software MINITAB is used to reinforce these principles and to introduce the use of technology in statistical analysis.  This is a general introductory statistic course and is intended for a broad range of programs.

The TigerTerm format of STAT-145, Introduction to Statistics I, will use the flipped classroom model.  This means that we will make extensive use of online materials. for out of classroom work. In particular, you will be responsible for watching mini-lectures and practice some basic problems prior to coming to class. Class will begin with any questions you had on the lecture and/or assigned problems. In class we will work on the concepts in more depth, with a focus on your participation. There will be group work in class on assignments that will be called activities and worksheets. Worksheets will be corrected and graded. During class time, your group will work on your project where you will be applying the techniques learned in class. In the project you will collect data, summarize and analyze it, and present your finding to the class in a poster session. The course will also include on-line homework, in-class tests and a final exam. Prerequisites: MATH-101 or equivalentSIS Link

Science Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science ITDS 280 (U) Designing Scientific Experiments 3 In-class

Designing Scientific Experiments, ITDS-280, is an introduction to design and analysis of scientific research experiments. The course will present various types of experimental designs and include discussions of situations in which each is appropriate. In‐class sessions will generally be held using a discussion format. This course is centered on a research experimental design experience. The student will bring or develop a research question, design an appropriate experiment, gather and analyze data, and prepare the results. The culminating event is a research "conference" at which the students will present their findings.

In‐class sessions will generally be held using a discussion format. This course is centered on a research experimental design experience. The student will bring or develop a research question, design an appropriate experiment, gather and analyze data, and prepare the results. The culminating event is a research ‘conference’ at which the students will present their findings. Grading will be based on a written summaries, lab write‐ups, and in‐class presentations. Textbooks recommended: Montgomery, Design and Analysis of Experiments 8th edition, Wiley, New York, 2012, Box, Hunter and Hunter Statistics for Experimenters 2nd edition, 2005. Prerequisites: MATH-181, MATH-251 or equivalent. SIS Link.

Science School of Chemistry and Materials Sciences CHEM 201 (U) Clean Energy: Hydrogen/Fuel Cells 3 Online

This course will discuss hydrogen ad an incredible fuel with an emphasis on the sources of renewable energies and principles of utilization including the issue of Global Warming. The fundamentals of electrochemistry, acid-base reactions, organic chemistry, polymers, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, photochemistry, and plasma chemistry will be covered to develop a foundation for an understanding of renewable energy and hydrogen technology. This course will concentrate on clean energy sources, theories of different fuel cell operations, hydrogen infrastructure, and the introduction of devices that employ hydrogen. Students will obtain detailed knowledge that is critical to the development of the “Hydrogen Society”.

A variety of tools available in "MyCourses" will be used to promote interaction and provide resources for students. These tools include: power point presentations of the course content, forums to discuss topics where students read and post messages, question and answer conferences for the whole class, group worksheets, exams and monitoring of grades. Video activities and “group conferences” via “Skype” will be used. Lab Demo session “Study the performance characteristics of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell” will be given via “Skype”; students presence in the lab room will be welcome but optional. Grading will be based on three exams and three on-line discussion sessions. Textbook recommended: “Introduction to Hydrogen Technology” R. Press, K.S.V. Santhanam, M. Miri, A. Bailey and G.A. Takacs, John Wiley, NY, 2009. Prerequsites: CHMG-121 or CHMG-131 or CHMG-141 or CHEM-151 or equivalent course. SIS Link.

Science School of Physics and Astronomy PHYS 211B (U) University Physics I Bridge Workshop $1,668 In-class

This a 3-week intensive workshop specifically aimed at strengthening the competencies of students who previously received a grade of D in University Physics I or IA in the immediately preceding semester. Topics include kinematics, planar motion, Newton’s Laws, gravitation, work and energy, momentum and impulse, conservation laws, systems of particles, rotational motion, static equilibrium, mechanical oscillations and waves, and data presentation/analysis. The intent is not to provide an accelerated re-delivery of University Physics I or IA. This course focuses on typical difficulties encountered by students in an interactive setting and provides the opportunity for the students to demonstrate improved competencies in the subject matter. There will also be some laboratory experiences that must be successfully completed. A significant effort outside the classroom is also expected.

The course will meet 12 hours per week, in three-hour sessions, four days a week.  Currently, it is scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9-12.  The course includes a 3-hour exam and is limited to 20 students.  Prerequisites: Grade of D in PHYS-211 or PHYS-211A taken in Fall 2013.   SIS Link

GCCIS Department of Computer Science CSCI 602 (G) Intersession Advanced C++ Programming $2,328 In-class

The goal of the course is to fill the student gaps of knowledge in CSCI-603 (Advanced C++ and Program Design). Topics include but are not limited to: UML, Inheritance, Memory Management, Templates, Function Pointers, and Operator Overloading. There will be several programming homework assignments. The course will meet 8 hours per week, in two-hour sessions, four days a week. Prerequisites: Only students who received a “C” in CSCI-603 (Advanced C++ and Program Design) can register for this course. SIS Link

GCCIS Department of Computer Science CSCI 604 (G) Intersession Advanced Java Programming $2,328 In-class

The goal of the course to is fill the student gaps of knowledge in CSCI-605 (Advanced Java Programming). Topics include but are not limited to: Collection Framework, Threads, Synchronization, Network Programming, and Remote Method Invocation. There will be several programming homework assignments. The course will meet 8 hours per week, in two-hour sessions, four days a week. Prerequisites: Only students who received a “C” in CSCI-605 (Advanced Java Programming) can register for this course.  SIS Link

GCCIS Department of Computer Science CSCI 660 (G) Intersession Foundations of Computer Science Theory $2,328 In-class

The goal of the course is to fill the student gaps of knowledge in CSCI-661 (Foundations of Computer Science Theory). Topics include but are not limited to: DFAs and NFAs, Regular Expressions and Kleene’s Theorem, Myhill-Nerode and Minimization, Pumping Lemma for Regular Languages, CFLs and PDAs, Pumping Lemma for Context-Free Languages, Turing Machines, Complexity. The course will meet 8 hours per week, in two-hour sessions, four days a week. Prerequisites: Only students who received a “C” in CSCI-661 (Foundations of Computer Science Theory) can register for this course.  SIS Link