SUNY Orange announces intercession winter classes Jan. 2-18

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MIDDLETOWN – SUNY Orange will hold a new winter intersession in January that will feature five online introductory and general education classes running from Jan. 2-18, the school announced.

According to the school, courses being offered include: Criminal Justice, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, and Computer Literacy, Each is a three-credit course.

The cost-per-credit is $208 for New York State residents and $416 per credit for out-of-state students.

Registration must be completed in person at the Student Services Central on either campus, and email inquiries may be made to For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office at (845) 341-4140.

Course descriptions:

Criminal Justice: This course focuses on the development of the criminal justice system in a democratic society. Subject matter includes a comprehensive overview of the police, courts, and correctional components of this system. The historical and theoretical development of the criminal justice system and the impact of issues such as technology, transnational terrorism and homeland security on this development are explored.

Medieval & Renaissance Europe: An introductory course which deals with the Medieval and Renaissance periods in European history. The course begins with the post-Roman world and ends with the Protestant Reformation. Emphasis is on the political, social, cultural, and economic developments of the period. Topics to be considered are feudalism, manorialism, the life of the peasant, monarchy, the development of the nation-state, the medieval church, the Renaissance, Protestantism.

Introduction to Psychology: The foundations for a scientific understanding of human behavior are examined. Topics include: scientific methods, statistical analysis, physiological aspects of behavior, growth and development, learning and memory, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, personality, gender and sexuality, and psychological disorders and treatment.

Introduction to Sociology: This course explores those forces in our culture and social structure that lie beyond the individual's control or direct awareness, but which shape what we are, how we behave, and what we think. Basic sociological concepts are used to develop insights and understanding. Topics such as culture, social structure, socialization, social control, groups, stratification, research methods and statistical analysis are discussed.

Computer Literacy: This course is designed to give the student an overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology, and the role of computers in society. There will be discussions of the social and ethical issues related to computers and the Internet. It will provide the student with research and critical thinking skills and introduce the student to relevant emerging technologies. The student will use word-processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software when presenting their findings. Prerequisite: MAT 010 or math placement into MAT 020 or higher

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