JTerm: Courses and Description

All JTerm courses meet Monday through Thursday from January 6 - January 24
Academic Calendar | Course Schedule

Includes one class meeting for the final exam on Friday, January 24.
Classes meet during afternoons (1:00 – 4:00pm) or evenings (6:30 - 9:30pm).

JTerm 2014 Courses

ART 103 Fundamentals of Drawing Naar, Harry1:00 - 4:00
ART105Design Naar, Harry6:30 - 9:30
BUS
400
Strategic Management and PolicyChaganti, Radharao
Online
COM131Fundamentals of Video ProductionAlboum, Scott1:00 - 4:00
COM328
Sitcoms in American CultureAlboum, Scott6:30 - 9:30
COM 361 Photography Kildea, Shawn1:00 - 4:00
GLS
306
Political FilmRusciano, Frank6:30 - 9:30
GLS 310 Ethnographic Film Fiske-Rusciano, Roberta6:30 - 9:30
IND350The Rider Shadow Experience
Marriott, TerriTBA
MKT200Marketing PrinciplesBartholomew, Darrell6:30 - 9:30
MUS 120 Music and Society Allen, Steven6:30 - 9:30
MUS130Music in Children's LivesOnofrio, Susan1:00 - 4:00
POL 306 Political Film Rusciano, Frank6:30 - 9:30
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology Brosvic, Gary
6:30 - 9:30
PSY105Introduction to Research in PsychologyScorpio, Elaine1:00 - 4:00
THE 120 Theater Appreciation Blanton, Trenton1:00 - 4:00

ART

ART-103 Fundamentals of Drawing [3 credits]
An intensive study of drawing techniques in charcoal, pencil, and pen and ink.

ART-105 Design [3 credits]
Basic concepts of composition, form, texture, value, and color in two-dimensional design are explored.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

BUS-400 Strategic Management and Policy [3 credits] [Required 2.5 GPA]
This capstone course for seniors in business administration provides a framework for problem identification, analysis, and decision-making within the organization. Students are given the opportunity to integrate and apply previously acquired knowledge of accounting, decision sciences, economics, finance, marketing, management, and statistics. Case studies, critical incidents, and other appropriate techniques are utilized. Prerequisites: (84 credits), CIS-185, ACC-210, ACC-220, MKT-200, MGT-201, FIN-300, MSD-340, BUS-300, CIS-485. Online. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

COMMUNICATION & JOURNALISM

COM-131 Fundamentals of Video Production [3 credits]
Introduces students to basic video production theories, techniques, and applications. Students will gain competency in a number of video production areas including: production planning, camera operations, lighting, sound, and digital non-linear editing. Individual and group production exercises will involve planning and executing video productions in both studio and non-studio settings. This class is designed to prepare students from any major to effectively create, produce, shoot, and edit basic video production assignments including public service announcements, video news releases, educational/instructional videos, and marketing/promotional spots.

COM-328 Sitcoms in American Culture [3 credits]
Provides an overview to the unique and highly structured form of the American television situation comedy. The primary focus will be on history and development with in-depth study of situation comedy themes, characters, and settings. Through lectures, case discussions, in-class assignments, and class projects, students will examine the social and cultural meanings and implications of this incredibly popular and durable genre of programming.

COM-361 Photography [3 credits]
Introduces students to professional methods of shooting varied subjects while applying a range of compositions and styles. Relates hands-on work to theory, history, aesthetics, and ethics. Using Photoshop, students edit images for publication in print and on the Internet. Each student must have a film or digital camera with manual exposure mode. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

GLOBAL STUDIES

GLS-306 Political Film [3 credits]
This course analyzes the structure, history, and impact of the genre of political film. It begins with a discussion of how one distinguishes a political film from other forms of cinema. It then proposes insights into the manner in which these films evoke a particular time and place in politics, affect the viewer’s interpretation of a political event or figure, and have an effect upon a viewer’s political perceptions or behavior. The student will also learn to review films critically, both as political statements and as effective (or ineffective) conveyors of political messages. Note: This course is cross-listed POL-306. Students may not get credit for both POL-306 and GLS-306.

GLS-310 Ethnographic Film [3 credits]
Explores the manner in which different civilizations are depicted through the medium of documentary film. Dis-cusses the manner in which film may contribute to ethnographic understanding of a given people, and the limitations of the genre that may misrepresent the subject matter. Special attention is given to the role of the filmmaker and his/her position as participant, observer, and recorder of the events shown on the film. The films will be analyzed in terms of how they reflect, and potentially affect, a civilization’s international image and global standing. These factors will then be considered in terms of their effects upon the place and actions of the civilization in global politics.

MARKETING

MKT 200 - Marketing Principles [3 credits]
Market characteristics, consumer buying habits and motives, functions of marketing, and the fields of retailing and wholesaling--including the role of intermediaries--are examined. Concepts and current practices in product development, pricing, promotion, distribution, and international marketing are studied.

MUSIC

MUS-120 Music and Society [3 credits]
Introduction to the basic elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony, etc.) and the appreciation of representative types of music from all historical periods.

MUS-130 Music in Children's Lives [3 Credits]
Students in this course will study how music interacts in the lives of children as they sing, listen, play instruments and move. Song repertoire and selections for listening and moving from the American, European and non-Western cultures will be introduced. Playing recorder as well as pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments will be demonstrated.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

POL-306 Political Film [3 credits]
This course analyzes the structure, history, and impact of the genre of political film. It begins with a discussion of how one distinguishes a political film from other forms of cinema. It then proposes insights into the manner in which these films evoke a particular time and place in politics, affect the viewer’s interpretation of a political event or figure, and have an effect upon a viewer’s political perceptions or behavior. The student will also learn to review films critically, both as political statements and as effective (or ineffective) conveyors of political messages. Note: This course is cross-listed as GLS-306. Students may not get credit for both POL-306 and GLS-306.

PSYCHOLOGY

PSY-100 Introduction to Psychology  [3 credits] Two sections
An orientation to psychology, covering major facts, principles and concepts about human and animal behavior and experience, re-search findings, major problems, basic vocabulary, methodologies, and contributions in the field. Topics include psychology as a science; human development; individual differences; intelligence and its measurement; special aptitudes and interests; personality and social behavior; motivation and emotion; frustration and personality deviations; and learning, thinking, remembering and forgetting.

PSY-105 Introduction to Research in Psychology  [3 credits] Two sections
Students will be introduced to the basic research methods used in psychology including, surveys, experiments and observation. Students will collect data and learn to describe this data using basic tools of analysis including graphic display and statistical analysis. Students will read original psychological research and learn to write using the conventions of the American Psychological Association. Prerequisite: a grade of "C" in PSY-100.

THEATER

THE-120 Theater Appreciation [3 credits]
By exploration of dramatic literature, conclusions are drawn as to man’s relationship to his particular period, style, political, social, and psychological environment. Appreciation of the theatrical event is included.


IND 350 The Rider Shadow Experience [1 credit]
This course affords you the opportunity to spend time shadowing a successful alumni or community member in a professional setting corresponding with your area or interest or anticipated career path.  By matching you with a successful professional in your field, you will have the opportunity to observe the daily realities of the actual work environment during the winter break period.  The course will consist of an on-line preparatory seminar, a minimum of 20-25 on-site hours, and a final seminar.

There are some out-of-state Shadow Hosts available so please inquire if you would like to shadow in your home area; if you have a professional you would like to shadow who is not yet a current listed host, please contact Ms. Marriott at 609-895-5454 or marriott@rider.edu.

Course Objectives:
IND 350 The Rider Shadow Experience will provide you with:

  • First-hand observational experiences in the professional realm
  • A mentor-mentee relationship with a successful career professional
  • Connections between classroom curriculum and real-world application
  • Resume building and networking opportunities

Academic Requirements:
This course is open to students with 45 or more credits completed and a GPA of no less than a 3.0.  Interested students will submit an application and at least one faculty recommendation by December 1st.  IND 350 will be a pass/fail course.  All components of the course must be passed satisfactorily for students to pass the class.

Please contact Dr. Jonathan Millen or Terri Marriott for more information.

Course Schedule:

On-Line Preparatory Seminar
An on-line preparatory seminar will provide students with an orientation to the course. Topics covered will include the benefits of shadowing, business etiquette, expectations, self -branding and networking.  Students will be evaluated on the basis of their preparedness for the seminar discussions and the quality of their contributions. Assigned readings will be part of this course.

The Shadow Experience
A total of 20-25 hours will be spent with a career professional host on-site.  A journal of the experience is required to be turned in during the final seminar and the host will be supplied with a template for evaluating the student.

Final Seminar
A 3-hour final seminar will focus on the sharing of experiences and critical discussion of the entire process.  Students will present an overview of their unique experience and complete an exit survey.