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  • CAPS 111  Introduction to Biomimicry

    Description:
    This course is an introduction to the field of biomimicry. "Biomimicry" (from Bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a new discipline that studies nature's best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems. Biomimicry asks the question: What would nature do? The goal is to create sustainable products, processes, and policies by learning from and "listening to" nature, to the wisdom held in biological and ecological systems that has been evolving and accumulating over the past 3.8 billion years. Natural systems and organisms provide stunning examples of effective communication, resource production and storage, and energy efficient design. Animals, plants and microbes are consummate engineers; they have found what works, what is appropriate, an   More Info

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  • CAPS 118  Special Topics

    Description:
    The study of special topics in general Education. Consult college's description of current offerings to find out about the topics being explored this semester. May be repeated for credit.   More Info

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  • CAPS 131  Business of Sports

    Description:
    The course will review the basic economic concepts of supply and demand, elasticity, monopoly, and competition and show how these concepts apply to professional sports, including broadcast contracts, merchandising venue stadium sponsorships, and trades. The course looks at the role of government in financing stadiums and the impact of professional sports leans on local economies and will also cover labor markets for professional athletes, college athletes, non-professional sports, and the increased participation of women in sports, professional and amateur.   More Info

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  • CAPS 132  Orientation Leader Training

    Description:
    The orientation leader training course prepares current orientation leaders for the upcoming summer orientation cycle. The course introduces students to leadership theory, group dynamics, personal strength inventories, cultural competency and group facilitation skills. Lastly, the course provides an overview of student services including departments and offices that are most vital to assisting new students throughout orientation.   More Info

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  • CAPS 178  Independent Study

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    Work done by a student or group of students under faculty supervision on material not currently offered in a regularly scheduled course. Students wishing to undertake such work must first find a faculty member willing to supervise it; the work to be completed must be approved by the college Associate Dean.   More Info

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  • CAPS 321  Modern China: A Documentary Film Approach

    Description:
    China's modern history from late 18th century to the present is full of dramatic changes. The Chinese experienced a series of huge historical events: a golden age under the rule of Manchus, unprecedented challenges from the West, collapse of the Qing Dynasty, the establishment of the Republic of China through Sun Yet-sen's revolution, a nation-wide chaos from competition from different warlords, Japan's invasion, the civil war between Mao and Chiang Kai-shek and the victory of Chinese Communism, the Cold War, Mao's Cultural Revolution and Deng Xiaoping's economic reform.China has become an economic giant from a 'Sick man in East Asia' even though it experienced so many ups and downs in more than 150 years. This course will make use of documentary movies to discover historical and cultural   More Info

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  • CAPS 342  Addictions Treatment Delivery Systems

    Description:
    This course is a practical study of treatment delivery systems and methodology of substance abuse treatment, including funding sources, administration of programs, and Federal and state laws and policies affecting treatment delivery. This course includes training in the fundamental twelve core functions of substance abuse treatment, and assistance in placement in a practicum setting. Assessment and referral utilizing American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Placement Criteria, private insurance behavioral health criteria, Medical/MASSHEALTH guidelines, and Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) Levels of Care is a key component of this course. Ethical decision-making practice in substance abuse counseling is an important aspect of this course. The course is structured   More Info

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  • CAPS 378  The Marble Collection Internship

    Description:
    The Marble Collection (TMC) is a nonprofit organization housed int he university's campus center that publishes the only statewide print and online magazine of the arts by Massachusetts teens. TMC Internship is available to qualified undergraduate students as an elective. Students assist in managing the organization and delivering services to its teen clients. The following internship concentrations are offered: Accounting, Art, Editorial, Event Planning, Communications, Community Relations and Grant Writing. Internships are unpaid, for college credit and may be performed in-person or online. They require a minimum dedication of 10 hours per week for the duration of 16 weeks.   More Info

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  • CAPS 480  International Internship

    Description:
    This course provides students with opportunities for full-time work experience in an international setting. It will bring students global awareness while enhancing students' professional skills and cross-cultural communication skills. Some positions will offer pay or stipend, while others won't. On-site supervisors and faculty sponsors provide guidance and supervision for each intern. Students will work at least four weeks (minimum 150 working hours spanning the four weeks).   More Info

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