Prattsburgh Central School

ACE courses offered 2020-2021

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Vocabulary and concepts of accounting and bookkeeping for the small business. Provides some knowledge of accounting for working in a business environment and some skills to do the accounting in a small business organization. (4 cr. hrs.) Cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been earned for ACCT 1030.
Elasticity of supply and demand, utility theory, production cost analysis, profit maximization, monopoly and government regulation, labor organization, international trade and finance, economics of growth, resource depletion, and pollution. (3 cr. hrs.) Upper-level course.
Essay writing designed to sharpen the student's perceptions of the world through the study and use of non-fiction writings and to facilitate communications with correctness, clarity, unity, organization, and depth. Assignments include expository writing, argumentation, and research techniques. (3 cr. hrs.) Meets General Education requirement in Basic Communication.
Essay writing course designed to advance critical, analytical, and writing abilities begun in ENGL 1010. Literary analysis and interpretation on works of fiction, poetry, and drama. (3 cr. hrs.) Meets General Education requirement in Humanities and Basic Communication.
Designed to assist first-year students in adjusting to the college environment as well as becoming familiar with strategies for success. A general orientation to the resources of the college, essential academic success skills to better understand the learning process, and career exploration will be covered. (3 cr. hrs.) Lectures/discussions/activities.
Theories and practices of American Federal Government with emphasis on the national level. Changing relationships between the branches of the national government, policy formulation, political parties, pressure groups, and the growth of presidential powers. (3 cr. hrs.) Meets General Education requirement in Western Civilization.
Dreams and concepts brought to the New World and their development into America’s institutions and social fabric. Conflict and consensus among groups, dilemmas facing revolutionaries and reformers, and ways economic, political and social changes have occurred.(3 cr. hrs.)   Meets General Education requirement in American History
End of the Civil War to the present. Topics include: industrial-urbanization, racism, sexism, the new manifest destiny, political changes, and the growth of a modern nation.(3 cr. hrs.) Meets General Education requirement in American History.
Surveys the foundations of the major cultures of today’s world from the beginning of recorded history to the early modern age, with an emphasis on how these developments continue to shape the human experience. Students will utilize methods of the social sciences by researching, interpreting, and communicating an understanding of primary and secondary historical sources. This world history course studies human patterns of interaction with a particular focus on change over time, global exchange, and those phenomena that connect people, places and ideas across regional boundaries. (3 Cr. hrs.)
An intuitive approach to statistics. Analysis and description of numerical data using frequency distributions, histograms and measures of central tendency and dispersion, elementary theory of probability with applications of binomial and normal probability distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-square, linear regression, and correlation. The statistical computer language Minitab will be used. (4 cr. hrs.) Graphing calculator required; Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 recommended.
The characteristics of elementary real functions including algebraic and graphical analysis, inequalities, absolute values, logarithms, trigonometry of real numbers, plane analytic geometry, polar coordinates, complex numbers and Binomial Theorem. (4 cr. hrs.). A graphing calculator without a CAS (Computer Algebra System) is required; Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 recommended. Meets SUNY General Education requirements in Mathematics.
Engineering graphics fundamentals, incorporating both manual and computer-aided drafting.  Includes freehand sketching, principles of applied geometry, multi-view drawings, dimensioning, sectioned views, pictorials, conventional drawing practices and standards, and an introduction to AutoCAD. (3 cr. hrs.)  Lecture/laboratory. 
Introductory principles of classical and modern physics. Mechanics of solids, periodic motion and sound, and heat and properties of matter. (4 cr. hrs.) Lecture/laboratory. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences. A transfer course for students majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or health sciences. Students wishing to major in physics may take this course but should transfer to PHYS 1820, 2830 and 2840 sequence after one semester. Maximum of 18 total students in a single LAB section. If more than 18 students are in the course, they must be broken up into at least 2 sections.
Development of facility in reading, writing, speaking and understanding the language through a systematic review of its structure. Representative readings as an introduction to Spanish civilizations. (4 cr. hrs.) Lecture/recitation/laboratory. Upper-level course. Meets General Education requirement in Foreign Languages.
A thorough analysis of the language; intensive discussion of grammar, usage, style and vocabulary, enhancing expression through composition, oral reports and more informed class discussions and conversations. (4 cr. hrs.) Lecture/recitation/laboratory. Essential for Spanish majors who plan to take upper-level language and literature studies. Upper-level course. Meets General Education requirement in Foreign Languages.