Undergraduate Course Electives

Undergraduate course electives course descriptions

The following undergraduate course electives are available to Ashworth College students who are working toward an Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Arts. Click the arrow next to a course name to see a preview course description.

General Education Electives (100-200 Level)

Behavioral/Social Science

C04 - Introduction to Psychology  

This is a survey of the field of psychology, including the development of behavior, physiological mechanisms of behavior, perception, motivation and emotion, consciousness, learning, memory, personality and mental health.
Credit Hours: 3

C08 - American Government  

This course provides an overview of the structure and operations of the federal government, including constitutional principles, rights and liberties, the political process and the relationships among the three branches of the federal government.
Credit Hours: 3

C11 - Macroeconomics  

This is an introduction to macroeconomic analysis and policy. Examination of the foundation and nature of economic principles as they apply to national output, money and banking, and monetary and fiscal policy is included. The course also focuses on employment, inflation, and economic growth.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: C13

C13 - Microeconomics  

This is an introduction to microeconomics, with emphasis on the functioning of individual markets and their effectiveness for resource allocation. Topics include price and production theory, competition, labor, the distribution of income, and the theory of household behavior.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite for C11, BU310

SO115 - Essentials of Sociology  

This course provides an overview of the terminology, theories, methodologies, and questions used by sociologists to study how groups, cultures, institutions, norms, and values all work to shape both society as a whole and a single individual's perception of the world.
Credit Hours: 3

Humanities & Fine Arts

HS150 - World Civilizations I  

This course provides a broad survey of world history from pre-historic times to 1800 C.E., examining political, economic, and social structures as well as outstanding cultural expressions of each civilization in art, architecture, literature, and religion.
Credit Hours: 3

HS250 - World Civilizations II  

This course outlines the transitions towards modernization in the 19th and 20th centuries with adoption of industrialization and nationalization in world cultures. The era of the two world wars and the post war trends towards a global civilization are discussed.
Credit Hours: 3

Math/Computer Science

C17 - College Mathematics  

This is a comprehensive review of mathematical skills and concepts commonly used in academic and vocational applications. Topics include whole numbers, fractions, decimal notation, ratios and proportions, percents, statistics and measurement, geometry, real numbers, and algebra.
Credit Hours: 3

MA140 - Business Analysis  

This course applies algebraic concepts to business problems to develop and improve technical, quantitative, and critical thinking skills in analyzing business issues. The student will learn how to analyze, interpret, and present data sets for solving problems, construct and analyze financial statements, perform ratio analysis, construct the major end-of-period financial statements, prepare invoices, determine simple interest and discounts, calculate compound interest and depreciation, and evaluate inventory levels.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite for MA260

Science

SC140 - Elements of Chemistry  

This course is designed for non-chemistry majors who have little or no chemistry background. The course presents the origins and basic tenets of chemistry as they relate to the environment. Issues such as global warming, energy conservation, and acid rain are also discussed. The course also explores energy sources, organic chemicals, drug designing, composition of foods, and genetic engineering.
Credit Hours: 3

SC160 - Basic Biology  

This course provides an introduction to biology through the study of basic chemical reactions, cell structure and function, biochemical pathways, the physiological processes of the human body, and the basic principles of evolution and ecology.
Credit Hours: 3

SC260 - Introduction to Ecology  

This course explores the natural history of ecology, population ecology, the fundamental principles of ecosystem processes, community and ecosystem development, species adaptation, and global ecology. Emphasis is placed on ecological concepts and the tools of science in applying these concepts.
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Electives (300-400 Level)

Behavioral/Social Science

AN310 - Cultural Anthropology  

This is an introduction to the foundations of cultural anthropology, how people behave within the context of individual culture and social structures and how people forge solutions to issues such as resource distribution, ethics and morality, family structures, and politics. Interactions between culture, technology, and social organizations are also examined.
Credit Hours: 3

GE350 - World Geography  

This course is designed to acquaint students with the human and physical attributes that give uniqueness and diversity to world regional patterns on Earth',s surface and to take students around the world in a single semester. World Geography helps the student attain a global perspective from which one can see the world in its uniqueness as well as in its totality through focusing on the spatial interconnections between the human and physical systems of Earth.
Credit Hours: 3

Humanities & Fine Arts

AR300 - Art History  

This is an entry-level survey of art history that begins with primitive cave paintings from Lascoux, France and progresses to 20th century art from around the world. The course covers a variety of artistic movements ranging from Classic Greek, Baroque, and Rococo to the Impressionists.
Credit Hours: 3

EN360 - Technical Communication  

This course examines the process of technical communication with an emphasis on preparing professional communications such as correspondence, proposals, reports, instructions, and manuals. Topics include audience and workplace analysis, the research and writing processes, ensuring usability, and visual forms.
Credit Hours: 3

PY360 - Ethics in Technology  

Using philosophical and professional ethics as its foundation, this course explores the diverse moral issues surrounding the use of computers and information technology today, with an emphasis on ethical issues that have emerged due to the Internet and growth of the computer software industry.
Credit Hours: 3

Electives (100-200 Level)

Listed by discipline. Students can choose any course from any discipline, unless the course is already part of the required curriculum.

Accounting

A01 - Introduction to Accounting  

This course reviews the fundamentals of double-entry bookkeeping and the debit/credit method of recording transactions. The bookkeeping cycle, from recording transactions to preparing financial statements, is included. Emphasis is placed on service concerns operating as sole proprietorships.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite for BU330

A02 - Principles of Accounting I  

Basic principles of financial accounting are studied as a foundation for more advanced study and vocational skill. Areas of emphasis include cash, payroll, and accounting for merchandizing businesses.
Credit Hours: 3

A03 - Principles of Accounting II  

A continuation of the study of basic financial accounting principles as a foundation for more advanced study and vocational skill. Areas of emphasis include acquisition, depreciation, and disposal of long term assets, receivables and payables, inventory, partnerships, corporations, long-term liabilities, the statement of cash flows, financial statement analysis, and manufacturing accounting.
Credit Hours: 3

A04 - Intermediate Accounting I  

This is a study of intermediate accounting principles and practices used in financial reporting. A review of financial statements and financial statement analysis is included, as is an exploration of the business valuation process. The complexities in accounts receivable, inventories, long-lived assets and depreciation are also accounted for.
Credit Hours: 3

A06 - Intermediate Accounting II  

A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I, this course places special emphasis on liabilities, bonds, derivatives, leases, income taxes, pensions, postretirement benefits, treasury stock, stock dividends, earnings per share, investments in equity securities, consolidations, the statement of cash flows, inflation, and international financial reporting.
Credit Hours: 3

Business

C01 - Introduction to Business  

This course offers a broad overview of the business world for both business and non-business majors. It is an introduction to the business environment, business ownership, management, marketing, technology and information, and finance.
Credit Hours: 3

C05 - Business Communication  

This course presents the basics of written communication in business. It also explores differences in approach and format for various business documents, and covers techniques for planning, researching, organizing and writing reports.
Credit Hours: 3

C07 - Personal Finance  

This is a consumer-oriented overview of the practical application of economic concepts. The course emphasizes decision making about budgeting, savings, consumer strategies, insurance, investing, retirement planning and estate planning.
Credit Hours: 3

C09 - Principles of Finance  

This course provides a focused look at the management of capital in a business firm. Emphasis is placed on policies and actions relating to asset structure, risk, income, and cash flows. Operating and financial analysis are also explored.
Credit Hours: 3

C11 - Macroeconomics  

This is an introduction to macroeconomic analysis and policy. Examination of the foundation and nature of economic principles as they apply to national output, money and banking, and monetary and fiscal policy is included. The course also focuses on employment, inflation, and economic growth.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: C13

C12 - Business Law  

This course presents the basic principles of business law as applied to contracts, personal property, sales, negotiable instruments, agency and employment, business organization, insurance and bankruptcy, and real property.
Credit Hours: 3

C13 - Microeconomics  

This is an introduction to microeconomics, with emphasis on the functioning of individual markets and their effectiveness for resource allocation. Topics include price and production theory, competition, labor, the distribution of income, and the theory of household behavior.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite for C11, BU310

C15 - Principles of Management  

This is an introduction to the principles and practices of management, with emphasis on the management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Topics also include effective leadership and motivational techniques, communication, social responsibility and ethics, managing change and conflict, and control.
Credit Hours: 3

C16 - Principles of Marketing  

This course focuses on the facilitation of exchange relationships in a dynamic environment through the creation, distribution, promotion, and pricing of goods, services, and ideas. The concepts of market segmentation, buyer behavior, branding, marketing strategies, and services marketing will be stressed, in addition to the processes of planning, organizing, implementing, and controlling marketing activities.
Credit Hours: 3

Computer Information Systems

K01 - Windows Operating Systems  

This course provides a full exploration of how Microsoft Windows affects the PC desktop and works with files, disks, data, and applications. Topics include personalizing your computer, printers and hardware devices, the Internet and networking, network security, and troubleshooting techniques.
Credit Hours: 3

K02 - MS Office Applications I  

This course is designed to help the student get started in the world of computing. Students will learn about similarities among Office applications and will focus on Word and Excel, the word processing and spreadsheet programs included in Microsoft Office.
Credit Hours: 3

K03 - MS Office Applications II  

In this course, students will focus on Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook, which respectively are the database, presentation, and e-mail/scheduling programs included in Microsoft Office. PowerPoint is a graphics and audio-visual application and is the most visual and creative of the Microsoft applications. Access is a database system for retaining and using essential information, and Outlook is an e-mail program used for sending and receiving messages.
Credit Hours: 3

K07 - Computer Programming I  

This is the first of two courses designed to familiarize students with computer programming and Visual C#. Students will be exposed to fundamental programming concepts and will be introduced to object-oriented programming by way of the C# development language. This is an ideal course for business and systems analysts, as well as those simply wishing to learn a programming language.
Credit Hours: 3

K08 - Computer Programming II  

This is the second of two courses designed to familiarize students with computer programming and Visual C#. Students will be exposed the foundations of the Internet and Web development. The course focuses on a variety of critical elements, including arrays and structures, styles and validator controls, ASP.NET, the Visual Studio Environment, reading from and writing to data files, and the concepts behind object-oriented programming.
Credit Hours: 3

K09 - Web Site Design  

This course provides an introduction to the effective use of web page design principles, the basics of HTML coding, website strategies, how to maintain web pages, creating an online brand, e-commerce, and the online customer.
Credit Hours: 3

K11 - Database Processing  

This is an introduction to the design and development of databases, using data modeling tools, normalization, structured query language (SQL), database application design, and Internet technology.
Credit Hours: 3

K12 - Systems Analysis and Design  

This is an examination of the computer systems development environment, from planning and selecting the systems through implementation and operation. Students also learn how to determine and structure system requirements, design the human interface, and design the database.
Credit Hours: 3

Construction

B01 - Introduction to Construction  

An introduction to the construction management program, this course includes discussion of the processes, players, and practices in the construction industry. The history of construction, owners, the design team, and the contracting team, communications and documentation in construction, and the sequence of a project are covered.
Credit Hours: 3

B02 - Construction Materials and Methods  

This is an introduction to the materials and methods used in constructing commercial buildings. Topics covered include foundations, using wood in construction, exterior and interior finishes, brick masonry, stone and concrete masonry, masonry load bearing wall construction, steel frame construction, sitecast and precast concrete framing systems, roofing, glass, windows and doors, cladding systems, interior walls and partitions, ceilings and floors.
Credit Hours: 3

B03 - Drawings and Specifications  

This is an introduction to reading construction blueprints. Topics include lines of construction, scales, types of surveys, off-site and site improvements, foundations and below-grade construction, the structure above grade, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, commercial blueprints, construction offices, manufacturing facilities and warehouses.
Credit Hours: 3

B04 - Safety Planning and Administration  

This is an introduction to the role of safety in the construction industry. Topics include the cost and causes of accidents, ethics and safety, workers compensation, OSHA compliance, safety and health programs and policies, job safety and hazard analysis, accident reporting and record keeping, emergency response plans, total safety management, workplace violence, blood borne pathogens, workplace stress, environmental safety and ISO 14000.
Credit Hours: 3

B05 - Construction Surveying Fundamentals  

This course introduces the use of surveys in commercial, residential, and road construction. Topics include fundamentals of surveying, distance measurement, leveling, angles and theodolites, total stations, traverse surveys and computations, geomatics, global positioning systems, control surveys, highway curves, highway construction surveys, municipal street surveys, pipeline and tunnel surveys, culvert and bridge surveys, building construction surveys, and quantity and final surveys.
Credit Hours: 3

B06 - Cost Estimating  

This is an introduction to the process of estimating the full cost of construction projects. Topics include contracts, bonds, insurance, specifications, overhead and contingencies, labor, equipment, excavation, concrete, masonry, metals, wood, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and profit.
Credit Hours: 3

B07 - Project Scheduling  

This course examines the role of the project manager in planning, scheduling and controlling a construction project from start to finish. Topics include Gantt charts, basic networks, the critical path method, precedence networks, resource allocation and leveling, schedule updating and project control, schedule compression, reports and presentations, and construction delay claims.
Credit Hours: 3

B08 - Construction Management  

A capstone course in managing a construction project that provides in-depth coverage of project delivery systems, responsibility and authority, resident project representatives, office responsibilities, records and reports, electronic project administration, specifications and drawings, construction law and labor relations, construction safety, meetings and negotiations, risk allocation and liability sharing, preconstruction operations, planning for construction, scheduling, construction operations, value engineering, measurement and payment, materials and workmanship, change orders and extra work, claims and disputes, and project closeout.
Credit Hours: 3

Criminal Justice

J01 - Introduction to Criminal Justice  

This course is an introduction to the criminal justice process, including an overview of crime in America, criminal law, policing, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice.
Credit Hours: 3

J02 - Criminal Law  

This course discusses why we have criminal laws and begins to define the proof that is necessary to convict someone of a crime. Social issues that affect how and why laws are made are examined, as well as the behavior that is the subject of criminal law. Topics include criminal liability, criminal defenses and jurisdiction, crimes against persons and property, sex crimes, and other criminal conduct.
Credit Hours: 3

J03 - Criminal Procedure  

This course provides an overview of the procedures used to lawfully investigate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals suspected of and accused of violating criminal laws. It also explores the many facets of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the Constitution and how the Constitution protects us from an oppressive government while at the same time providing the means to catch and bring wrongdoers to justice.
Credit Hours: 3

J04 - Policing  

This course provides an introduction to the responsibilities of police officers, providing examples and applications of theory, including topics such as patrol techniques, use of discretion, and describing how police departments are organized and managed, and how they are responding to modern challenges.
Credit Hours: 3

J05 - Corrections  

This course provides a broad-based, foundational approach to understanding the many elements of America’s correctional system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the criminal offender. Particular attention is paid to issues including alternative sanctions, incarceration of women and juveniles, and the effects of incarceration upon release.
Credit Hours: 3

J06 - Ethics in Criminal Justice  

This course bridges the gap between the ideals of justice and the ethical behavior that criminal justice professionals should exhibit in the furtherance of justice. It also presents information that criminal justice professionals need to resolve many of the ethical dilemmas they may face, and to understand the dilemmas faced by others within the justice system.
Credit Hours: 3

J09 - Juvenile Justice  

This course examines the facts behind juvenile delinquency, the processes in the justice system affecting juvenile offenders, the roles of probation, institutionalization, parole, and delinquency prevention. The course also closely examines the robber, gang member, rapist, status offender, and the deprived child.
Credit Hours: 3

J10 - Criminal Investigation  

This is a thorough examination of the investigation process and of situations in which police officers apply specific investigative and information-gathering techniques to meet the evidentiary requirements of specific crimes. Topics include how law enforcement deals with violent crime, criminal investigative procedures for kidnapping, extortion, and homicide, and the investigative techniques used to solve complex criminal cases, such as organized crime, white-collar crime, arson, and bombings.
Credit Hours: 3

Early Childhood Education

E01 - Careers in Early Childhood Education  

This course introduces the student to the field of early childhood education by describing at a fundamental level how children learn, the stages of early childhood development, how teachers work with children and their parents, what is taught, how to create and evaluate an early childhood environment, and issues and trends in the field.
Credit Hours: 3

E02 - Child Development  

This course examines childhood development by observing physical and psychosocial factors that lead to cognitive, language, and literacy development according to a child's age. Child development theories, studies and assessments will also be presented.
Credit Hours: 3

E03 - Curriculum Development  

This course discusses how to develop and implement appropriate curriculum for young children. Topics include the use of play, cooking, and physical activity, and techniques for fostering creativity and emotional, social, and verbal competence within the curriculum.
Credit Hours: 3

E04 - Guidance and Discipline  

This course presents guidance and discipline concepts applicable to children’s behavior in preschool and primary school classrooms. By applying the concepts taught in this course, the student will be able to help children become responsible and productive, and will themselves become a much more patient and understanding disciplinarian.
Credit Hours: 3

E06 - Creative Expression and Play  

Play is a core component of an early childhood curriculum. This course reinforces the importance of play and teaches students how to integrate play into the art, music, movement, and drama curricula. This course also analyzes the connection between play and creativity, and demonstrates techniques for fostering creativity.
Credit Hours: 3

E08 - Health, Safety, and Nutrition  

The optimal physical and cognitive development of a young child depends on proper nutrition, a safe but challenging learning environment, and care sensitive to the child’s individual health status. In this course, the student will learn how the topics of health, safety, and nutrition are interrelated, how to assess children’s health, how to plan for safety and attend to children’s injuries, and how to foster nutritious eating habits.
Credit Hours: 3

E09 - Home, School, and Community  

This course provides an introduction to the partnerships that teachers must create with parents and others, in order to achieve the best results for children in their classroom. Topics covered include home visits with parents and children, meetings with parents, and parental visits to the child’s classroom. Issues of separation and communication are addressed, along with resolving troublesome behaviors.
Credit Hours: 3

E13 - Early Childhood Literacy  

This course provides an introduction to teaching young children how to read and write during the preschool years. This course covers the progression of communication, language, literacy, and listening, and the uses of children’s literature to facilitate the development of literacy in early childhood.
Credit Hours: 3

Finance

F01 - Money and Banking  

This is a study of monetary economics with an international slant. It includes complete coverage of the financial system, behavior of interest rates, financial institution management, the banking industry and its regulation, central banking and the conduct of monetary policy, international finance, and monetary theory.
Credit Hours: 3

F02 - Financial Institutions and Markets  

This course provides a detailed look at the various types of organizations that make up the financial industry and the markets within which these organizations operate. Topics include Federal Reserve monetary policy, bonds and interest rate risk, commercial banking, international banking, thrift institutions, finance companies, insurance companies, pension funds, investment banking, and venture capital. Money, mortgage, equity, derivatives, and international markets are also presented.
Credit Hours: 3

F03 - Financial Statement Analysis  

This course presents the art of analyzing financial statements and the accompanying notes, to identify the financial health of a business enterprise. The four financial statements required by generally accepted accounting principles are thoroughly analyzed and the techniques of detecting financial statement fraud are introduced.
Credit Hours: 3

F04 - Investments  

This course provides in-depth coverage of investment alternatives, securities markets, risk/return tradeoffs, portfolio theory and selection, asset pricing models, common stock valuation and analysis, economy/market analysis, sector/industry analysis, technical analysis, bond yields and prices, options, futures, portfolio management, and evaluation of investment performance.
Credit Hours: 3

Healthcare

H01 - Medical Office Management I  

This course provides an overview of medical office topics, including typical happenings in a medical office, an introduction to medical terminology, insurance processing and coding, safety issues, communications issues, interacting with patients, and records management.
Credit Hours: 3

H02 - Medical Office Management II  

This course is a continuation of Medical Office Management I, providing a look at the disease process, physical examination, laboratory procedures, diagnostic equipment, nutrition, medications, specialty practices, physical therapy, and responding to medical emergencies.
Credit Hours: 3

H03 - Medical Terminology  

This course will familiarize students with medical terminology and the structure of the human body. Lessons are organized based on the systems of the human body including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, cardiovascular, blood and lymphatic systems. Oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine are also presented.
Credit Hours: 3

H04 - Anatomy and Physiology I  

This course builds on previously acquired knowledge about the human body to provide students with a clear understanding of how each system works and how the systems work together. As a foundation, the student is introduced to the chemistry of the human body, an analysis of the structure and function of cells, tissues, and membranes, and a description of how disease affects systems of the body. The integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems are explored in detail.
Credit Hours: 3

H05 - Anatomy and Physiology II  

A continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I, this course explores in detail the senses, blood, and heart, along with the endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Topics such as immunity, nutrition, metabolism, development, and inheritance of medical characteristics are also covered.
Credit Hours: 3

H06 - Health Records Management  

This course introduces most of the records used in a medical office. Students will see examples of these records, study their contents, and learn how these records are used, shared, and stored by the medical office. Students will also learn about the relationships among these records and medical care, legal, and insurance or billing concerns.
Credit Hours: 3

H07 - Medical Coding I  

This course presents an introduction to the claim forms and billing concepts that depend upon the proper coding of each diagnosis and medical procedure. Topics will include descriptions of the most common insurance plans and health care programs, such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Workers’ Compensation. HCPCS and CMS reimbursement issues will also be discussed.
Credit Hours: 3

H08 - Medical Coding II  

This course is all about understanding the language and culture of the medical community. You will learn about the codes and terminology that are spoken in the medical community, the various billing and collection techniques, the reimbursement and appeals process, and the future of medicine: compliance.
Credit Hours: 3

Human Resources

M01 - Human Resource Management  

The principles and human relations problems involved in the administration of personnel are thoroughly explored. Topics include job analysis and specification, recruitment, selection and training, job evaluation, supervision of employees, salary and wage administration, and labor relations. The students will gain familiarity with modern methods of selection, testing, training, and solving various personnel problems.
Credit Hours: 3

R01 - Employment Law  

This course surveys the key issues in employment law, describing the relationship between employers and employees, describing the scope of laws protecting employees from unlawful discrimination on the job, and introducing other employment matters such as workers’ compensation and union agreements.
Credit Hours: 3

R02 - Training and Development  

In this course, students will learn why training and development are important to the success of an enterprise and how training and development are successfully carried out in an enterprise. Topics covered include employee development and strategic training, needs assessment, learning theories, transfer of training, training evaluation, and the use of technology in training.
Credit Hours: 3

R03 - Compensation and Benefits  

This course examines how compensation practices may be an advantage or disadvantage for enterprises in competitive environments, the criteria used to evaluate employees’ compensation and benefits, and the challenges faced by human resource professionals in designing compensation and benefits practices in the future.
Credit Hours: 3

R04 - Human Relations  

This course is an examination of the four major issues in human relations: understanding and managing one's self, dealing effectively with others, fostering career success, and managing one's personal life. These issues are presented within the premise that career and personal success are interrelated.
Credit Hours: 3

Marketing

G01 - Consumer Buying Behavior  

Consumer Behavior is the science of determining how consumers behave and how marketers can take these patterns and better sell to consumers. This course offers complete coverage of the role of consumers in the marketplace, including perception, learning and memory, income and social class, subcultures, cultural influences on consumer behavior, and global consumer culture.
Credit Hours: 3

G02 - Principles of Professional Selling  

This course will teach you how to sell and will provide you with many practical tactics to help you sell. Topics include personal selling, developing customer relationship strategies, product strategies, and customer strategies, sales presentations, closing the sale, and servicing the sale.
Credit Hours: 3

G03 - Principles of Retailing  

This course examines the management of a retail business, with extensive coverage of multichannel retailing, consumer buying behavior, retailing strategy, human resource management, information systems, customer relationship management, merchandise management, vendor relations, pricing, and store management.
Credit Hours: 3

G04 - Integrated Marketing Communications  

This course presents how companies use the basics of Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) to ensure their messages are heard in an increasingly competitive and cluttered marketplace. Focus is on the first steps in the IMC process, beginning with corporate image and brand management, and ending with a study of consumer buying behavior. Additional topics include advertising management, advertising design, media selection, promotions, and public relations.
Credit Hours: 3

Paralegal Studies

P01 - Introduction to Paralegalism I  

This is an introduction to the paralegal field, the legal system, and legal analysis. The course explores the scope of paralegal activities in procedural law, criminal law, contracts and business law, torts and property law, wills and estates, and family law.
Credit Hours: 3

P02 - Introduction to Paralegalism II  

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Paralegalism I, providing skills in legal analysis, interviewing, investigation, advocacy, and ethics, and providing an overview of legal research and writing.
Credit Hours: 3

P03 - Torts  

The world of torts is violent. There are explosions, collisions, mishaps, injuries, and deaths. There is libel and slander, assault and battery, malpractice, and defective products. This course is an introduction to basic areas of law dealing with civil wrongs, with coverage of intentional torts, negligence, malpractice, defamation, joint and vicarious liability, auto insurance, and workers’ compensation.
Credit Hours: 3

P05 - Criminal Law and Procedures  

This course examines the fundamentals of substantive criminal law and procedures unique to criminal cases, including an examination of the practical aspects of prosecution and defense, the constitutional rights of the accused, plea bargaining, and the unique aspects of a criminal trial.
Credit Hours: 3

P07 - Law Office Management  

This is an introduction to the legal industry and the legal team. The course opens with an overview of the different types of law offices and law practices. The role of the paralegal/legal assistant is examined, as is the attorney-client relationship. Also covered are topics such as timekeeping, fee structures, billing, administrative reports, legal technology, and the law library.
Credit Hours: 3

P09 - Legal Research and Writing  

This course opens with the proper use of basic grammar and punctuation. Next, how to effectively communicate in a legal setting and how to employ the various sources and methods of legal research are presented. The student will also learn how to take a given case from its infancy and see it through the final stages of disposition, including providing the proper legal analysis, writing an objective memorandum or persuasive brief, and finally, drafting pleadings, motions, and discovery.
Credit Hours: 3

Psychology

S01 - Introduction to Psychology I  

This is an introduction to the study of psychology, including psychological research, biology and behavior, and the relationships between the environment and behavior. The course also covers neurons, hormones, and the brain, body rhythms and mental states, sensation and perception, learning and conditioning, and behavior in social and cultural contexts.
Credit Hours: 3

S02 - Introduction to Psychology II  

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Psychology I. This course explores thinking and feeling, the developing person, and health and disorders. Also covers emotion, motivation, theories of personality, development over the life span, and approaches to treatment and therapy.
Credit Hours: 3

S03 - Human Growth and Development I  

This is an in-depth look at physical, cognitive and psychosocial development from birth through middle childhood. In this course, the student will discover how the complex processes of heredity, environment, and maturation interact to create the varied and unique human beings that we become. The student will also learn about the theories and research methods used to study people of all ages and cultures.
Credit Hours: 3

S04 - Human Growth and Development II  

A continuation of Human Growth and Development I, this course covers physical, cognitive and psychosocial development from adolescence through late adulthood and death.
Credit Hours: 3

S06 - Social Psychology 

This course is an introduction to the behavior of individuals as members of the larger society, with emphasis on beliefs, judgments, attitudes, conformity, persuasion, group influence, prejudice, aggression, intimacy, altruism, conflict, peacemaking, and practical applications.
Credit Hours: 3

S07 - Abnormal Psychology  

In this course, we will examine the contributions of sociocultural, psychological, and biological forces in an attempt to understand our own and other's behaviors. The course places particular emphasis on classification, treatment, and assessment of various disorders, including anxiety disorders, sexual disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, substance related disorders, eating disorders, and impulse control disorders.
Credit Hours: 3

S08 - Psychology of Personality  

In this course, you will learn about factors shaping personality, including biological (genes and evolution), intrapsychic (factors within the mind that influence behavior, thoughts, and feelings), dispositional (aspects of personality that are stable over time and relatively consistent), cognitive and experiential (perceptions, thoughts, feelings, desires, beliefs, and other conscious experiences), social and cultural (social institutions, social roles and expectations, and relationships), and adjustments to life’s events.
Credit Hours: 3

Retail

L01 - Introduction to Retailing  

This is an introduction to retailing concepts and processes. The student will explore the basics of retailing, such as setting up a retail business, primary target markets, products, and location. In addition, the student will survey personnel and risk management, and examine the basics of writing a business plan and operating a retail business in the global marketplace.
Credit Hours: 3

L02 - Retail Supply Chain Management  

This is an introduction to the basics of supply chain management. The student will explore the distribution channel including the types of channels and the relationships among channel members. They will also examine the supply chain operations of planning, sourcing materials, making products, deliveries, and returns. The use of technology to operate the supply chain will be discussed, and supply chain metrics will be presented.
Credit Hours: 3

L03 - Retail Buying  

This course explores important concepts of retail buying, beginning with a discussion of customer needs, support staff requirements, and the education and training buyers need. The course also explores the roles of buying groups, merchandise assortments, planning and controls, and how technology and Internet commerce relates to retailing. In addition, the student will learn how to choose vendors, translate plans into purchases, negotiate the buy, and price and sell merchandise once it has been bought.
Credit Hours: 3

L04 - Retail Employee Management  

This course examines the various aspects of hiring, managing, motivating, and retaining retail employees. The course describes hiring techniques and discusses federal employment laws. The student will also explore concepts such as the effective management of employees, employee benefits, retention, and motivation, and customer service and relationship building.
Credit Hours: 3

Security

T01 - Introduction to Security Management  

This is a broad overview of the field of security management, including homeland security, loss prevention, risk analysis, physical security of property and personnel, fire protection, insurance, theft, workplace violence, drug use, terrorism, and computer security.
Credit Hours: 3

T03 - Incident Command Systems  

This course examines management of response operations for mass casualty and high impact incidents, including EMS (Emergency Medical Services) operations, functions, and logistics, communications management, community threat assessment, and significant coverage of EMS response in the real world.
Credit Hours: 3

T05 - Criminal Behavior  

This is a foundational course in criminology, the study of the criminal mind. Topics include coverage of crime patterns, crime causation (biological, psychological, and sociological), crimes against persons and property, white collar crime, drug trafficking, and high tech crime.
Credit Hours: 3

T07 - Homeland Security and Public Safety  

This is a capstone course in security management, providing a broad overview of the coordination of private security with local police, fire, and EMS personnel, in addition to coordination with federal government agencies, particularly the Office of Homeland Security. The course also provides a detailed look at emergency response to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction.
Credit Hours: 3

 

Electives (300-400 Level)

Listed by discipline. Students can choose any course from any discipline, unless the course is already part of the required curriculum.

Business

BM350 - Marketing Management  

Building on the student's understanding of basic marketing, this course reviews a few of the bedrock principles and theories of marketing including strategic planning, marketing information, target marketing, the marketing mix, marketing in specialized fields such as service marketing, and global marketing. Developing marketing plans and solving marketing problems in a case study environment is also covered.
Credit Hours: 3

BM440 - Internet Marketing  

This course presents a framework to help students and practitioners understand how to think about and implement effective Internet marketing programs. The course also provides an overview of electronic marketing tools and how these tools can be integrated into the marketing process.
Credit Hours: 3

BU330 - Accounting for Managers  

This course examines the principles and procedures for developing accounting information for managerial decision-making. Topics include value-chain and cost analysis, organizational performance measurement, inventory management, financial and operational budgeting, economic pricing concepts, capital investment decision-making and analysis, product quality control systems, customer service cost accounting systems, and the tools for measuring an organization's financial performance.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: A01

BU340 - Managerial Finance I  

This course examines the foundational tools of business finance and their applications to controlling the firm's financial environment, including financial analysis, planning and forecasting, valuation, capital budgeting techniques, and risk management.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: C11, MA260, BU310

BU350 - Organizational Behavior  

Focusing on the people in the organization and how they work and behave, this course examines the behavior of individuals, the dynamics of teamwork, the processes of small groups, decision-making, problem solving, and conflict management. The course also discusses how to motivate people and improve employee performance, provide feedback, and use rewards and positive reinforcement.
Credit Hours: 3

BU360 - Social Impact of Business  

This course examines broad social, ethical, and technological trends that affect business operations, exploring some of the effects and implications of business-society interactions related to public issues, ethics and social responsibility, the environment, culture and diversity, and the process of globalization.
Credit Hours: 3

BU440 - Managerial Finance II  

This course explores the concepts, techniques, and tools used for financial decision making at strategic, tactical, and operational levels of a firm including capital structure planning, financing decisions, working capital management, and financial management for multinational corporations.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: BU340

BU450 - Leadership Skills  

Providing a basic foundation to equip students for future leadership activities in business, government, and society, this course explores the history, philosophy, theories, and concepts of leadership and its relationship to the management of organizational change. It also demonstrates skills needed to promote change, communicate vision, provide a sense of direction, and inspire employees.
Credit Hours: 3

BU460 - Electronic Commerce  

This course introduces the managerial applications of Internet technology for a successful Web-based organization. The course examines the application of management principles to electronic business models, including business-to-consumer, business-to-business, and intra-business commercial ventures. It also presents the strategic application of EC principles to the process of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational processes, adding value to current business practices, and driving the development of new value-added activities.
Credit Hours: 3

BU470 - Strategic Management  

This course provides students with a framework to master strategic management problems and issues in rapidly changing business environments. Topics include the strategic management process, the nature of competitive advantage, functional, business, and corporate level strategies, strategy in the global environment, and strategy design and implementation.
Credit Hours: 3

BU480 - eBusiness Strategy  

This course addresses the new technological environment that marketers are facing by exploring strategic considerations related to technology and technology implementation. The course also examines the basics of the marketing exchange by utilizing the information highway, multimedia techniques, database marketing, interactive telecommunications, and other e-business techniques.
Credit Hours: 3

BU490 - Business Ethics  

This course examines ethics and values in business, investigating the moral responsibilities within the organization, reviewing several approaches to examining ethical issues, and examining justice from the perspectives of procedures, compensation, and retribution. The role of moral leadership in business and an examination of ethical dilemmas created by an expanding global economy are also presented.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ380 - Management Information Systems  

This course focuses on understanding information systems that today',s managers use to make decisions and analyze production and performance in a business environment and provides an in-depth look at how businesses use information technologies and systems to attain corporate goals: operational excellence, developing new products and services, improved decision making, and achieving competitive advantage.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ400 - Strategic Information Technology  

In this course, students explore the major current issues and challenges facing the design, implementation and use of information technology systems in organizations. Topics include technology’s influence on organizational competitiveness, technology infrastructures, role of the Internet and networking technology in organizations, and how technology enables organizational processes.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ420 - Human Resources Management  

This course examines what can or should be done to make working people more productive, satisfied, and focused on achieving their firm's business objectives. Students also learn how to manage employee performance through human resource planning and development.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ440 - Quality Control  

This course introduces the statistical basis of quality control and the application of tools to the design, implementation, and analysis of a quality management system. Topics include continuous improvement, quality measurement, variation, productivity, and the historical development of quality control.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ450 - Being an Entrepreneur  

This course provides a strong foundation in the theory, process, and practice of entrepreneurship. The course also presents detailed information on marketing research for new ventures, how to outline and present an effective business plan, characteristics of a sole proprietorship, partnership, and a corporation, as well as patent protection, copyrights and trademarks.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ460 - Project Management  

This course investigates the use of projects to accomplish goals, produce products, improve processes, and meet objectives. Topics include the role of the project manager in managing the project life cycle including defining tasks, scheduling, allocating resources, monitoring, and controlling. Tools, techniques, and tips for project management will also be presented.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ480 - International Management  

This course acquaints the student with the unique challenges of conducting business on a global basis, including the impact of international business on countries, corporations, and individuals. It quickly dispels the theory that international business is nothing more than conducting business domestically, only on a larger scale. In-depth attention is paid to the role of culture, policies, and politics.
Credit Hours: 3

Criminal Justice

CJ320 - American Constitutional Law  

This course examines the historical development and constitutional principles of American government including inquiries into federalism, national and state powers, separation of powers, checks and balances, due process, and equal protection of the laws. The primary focus will be on a study of the U.S. Constitution and the application of Constitutional law to modern-day court cases and situations.
Credit Hours: 3

CJ330 - Criminal Law and Procedure  

This is a comprehensive survey of source, distinctions, and limitations relating to criminal law, the principles of criminal liability, the various crimes and their elements, and the criteria considered in determining capacity and defenses. Also explored are the elements of due process, legal liabilities of public officers, terrorism and electronic surveillance, and issues related to the Fourth Amendment.
Credit Hours: 3

CJ340 - Criminology  

This course is an inspection of classic theories and current developments in theory, research, and policy with regard to such issues as mass and serial murder, hate and occult crimes, drugs and crime, career criminality, terrorism, and new forms of organized and white-collar crime.
Credit Hours: 3

CJ350 - Judicial Process  

This is a study of the basic terms and historical trends that have impacted the judicial process. The roles of court officers, defense counsel, prosecutor, judge, clerks, and bailiffs are distinguished, rules of evidence and constitutional grants of authority relating to defendant, witnesses, jury, and prosecutorial grants of authority are compared, the court process and process of the criminal justice system is analyzed, and contemporary problems and issues in the judicial process are evaluated.
Credit Hours: 3

CJ380 - Probation and Parole  

This course presents an overview of the history and philosophical foundations of probation and parole in the United States. It examines probation as part of the judicial process, and parole as part of the prison/correctional system. Also discussed are the issues and problems relating to the presentence report, determinate versus indeterminate sentencing, the variety of roles of the probation and parole officer, and the legal decisions affecting probation and parole practice.
Credit Hours: 3

CJ390 - Victimology  

This is a comprehensive examination of the historical importance of victim restitution and contemporary developments within this field of study. Students explore the role of victimology in today’s criminal justice system, investigate the consequences of victimization, and examine the various remedies now available for victims.
Credit Hours: 3

CJ400 - Ethics in the Justice System  

This is an examination of a wide range of ethical issues in policing, the practice of law, sentencing, corrections, criminal justice research, and crime control policy. Course discussion includes the utilitarian and deontological approaches to criminal justice ethics, morality of the death penalty, privatization of corrections, and the myths that influence public opinion toward crime and crime control.
Credit Hours: 3

CJ410 - Leadership in Law Enforcement  

This course provides a review of contemporary concepts and practices for first line supervisors in law enforcement. Police administration is examined from several perspectives, including a systems perspective, a traditional, structural perspective, a human behavioral perspective, and a strategic management perspective. Character, motivation, teamwork, and conflict resolution are emphasized.
Credit Hours: 3

CJ440 - White Collar Crime  

This is a study of white collar crime and some of its ramifications, including a review of all prominent explanatory theories. Special attention is paid to corporate crime, occupational crime, governmental and political crime, enterprise/organized crime, and the prevention/control mechanisms and societal responses in the administration of justice (law, policing, prosecution, and sentencing).
Credit Hours: 3

CJ450 - Private Security  

This is an examination of private security from a historical and philosophical perspective. Topics include the evolution of private security, basic security goals and responsibilities, investigation, deterrence theory, loss prevention through risk management, how to recruit, select, and train security personnel for an organization, and current challenges facing the security profession.
Credit Hours: 3

Early Childhood Education

EC360 - Movement and Music  

Young children explore the world around them and learn about themselves essentially by moving about and using their senses. Thus, movement is an essential part of an early childhood curriculum. This is a broad-based course in physical education for children, which emphasizes the development of fundamental motor skills through child-centered activities that often involve the use of music.
Credit Hours: 3

EC380 - Art and Creative Development  

This course teaches students the importance of art to young children and how a child’s creativity is directly linked to all of areas of development. This course also provides students with several practical approaches for integrating art activities into all areas of curriculum in the classroom.
Credit Hours: 3

EC390 - Children's Literature  

Literature is a core component of an early childhood curriculum because learning to read and write are fundamental skills that young children explore in a classroom setting. Children's literature may also be used to enrich math, science, and social studies curriculums, with a focus on character and social development. This course teaches students how to evaluate appropriate resources and how to use these resources in a classroom to meet specific educational objectives.
Credit Hours: 3

EC400 - Early Childhood Math & Science  

This course focuses on how young children acquire, develop, and apply fundamental math and science concepts, including finding order and patterns, measuring, and interpreting data. The course also discusses how children in primary grades develop higher-level skills, such as understanding and using symbols, fractions, place value, data collection, geometry, and algebraic thinking.
Credit Hours: 3

EC410 - Cultural Diversity  

When working with children, it is important to realize that the environment and family a child is growing up in directly affects the way the child thinks, learns, and behaves. This course is a sociological overview of the ways cultural diversity influences children’s behavior, communication, and learning styles. It also gives suggestions for teachers in working with children from diverse backgrounds.
Credit Hours: 3

EC420 - Exceptional Children  

This is an introduction to the special needs of children with developmental disabilities, and how to implement programs that include these children in an early childhood classroom. Inclusion is not only beneficial for the child with special needs, it is beneficial for all the children in the classroom as they develop a sense of community and an acceptance of diversity.
Credit Hours: 3

EC440 - Creating Learning Environments  

This course is designed to help students understand the importance of the early childhood learning environment. Students learn how to design a classroom environment conducive to learning, safety, and health. Students also learn how to create effective learning centers that enhance the abilities of young children.
Credit Hours: 3

Healthcare Management

HE310 - Survey of Healthcare Management  

A comprehensive overview of the healthcare industry. You will build strong critical thinking and analytical skills that you will need as a future healthcare administrator. This course will examine the full scope of responsibilities associated with the position of healthcare administrator. Topics of discussion include finance, human resources, risk assessment, crisis management, compliance, internal and external audits, and quality assessment/control, and performance improvement, as well as legal and ethical concerns as they relate to the healthcare industry.
Credit Hours: 3

HE320 - Medical Sociology  

Analyzes social factors in relation to health and disease. Consideration will be given to definitions of health, illness behavior, the formal and informal organization of health professions and institutions, and the expanding role of government in the health field. Use will be made of both theory and current research. Social issues and health care will also be examined and include poverty and health delivery systems, abortion, euthanasia, child abuse, and old age.
Credit Hours: 3

HE330 - Healthcare Delivery Systems  

Provides a current and comprehensive overview of the basic structures and developments of the U.S. health system. The historical origins, resources, individual services, cost, and quality will be explored. The topics to be covered include the continuum of care, concepts methods and theories in healthcare delivery systems, and computer applications in healthcare.
Credit Hours: 3

HE350 - Healthcare Human Resource Management  

Designed to familiarize students with the basic principles of healthcare human resources management. The course begins with an overview of human resources within a healthcare organization. Training, compensation, recruiting, staffing, training, and performance management are examined. This foundation is used to examine how the human resources professional manages careers, compensation, labor relations, safety and health of employees, and discipline and procedural justice.
Credit Hours: 3

HE360 - Healthcare Economics  

An in-depth look at how healthcare delivery and economics affect each other. In this course, you will focus on how healthcare costs are determined, which industries influence healthcare decisions, how supply and demand impact health care, who the key participants and drivers are, and how effectiveness of healthcare delivery maximizes resources. You will also explore national health care coverage, tools for navigating economic feasibility, and cost-benefit analysis with the goal of providing optimal health care for recipients.
Credit Hours: 3

HE380 - Managed Healthcare  

Presents an overview of major issues related to the design, function, management, regulation, and evaluation of health insurance and managed care plans. Provides a firm foundation in basic concepts pertaining to private and public sector health insurance/benefit plans, both as provided by employers and government agencies such as Medicaid and Medicare.
Credit Hours: 3

HE400 - Cultural Diversity in Healthcare  

Presents cultural perspectives about health care practices. Many diverse cultures are described in rich detail with respect to their similarities and differences. Their individual perspectives on such topics as worldview of health, illness etiology, religion, and health promotion are reveiwed. Health barriers and the Affordable Care Act are described to provide ways to effectively communicate and treat people from different cultures.
Credit Hours: 3

HE420 - Healthcare Finance & Accounting  

A comprehensive analysis of financially managing a healthcare organization. Students are introduced to financial terminology and how it is used in organizational analysis. Evaluation of financial statements provides insight as to necessities of effective planning, staffing, inventory management, budgeting, and benchmarking. Lastly, the benefits of electronic record implementation are explored along with how it is being supported by the World Health Organization.
Credit Hours: 3

HE450 - Leadership in Healthcare  

Explores the leadership skills required in the healthcare industry by looking at how effective leaders embrace the inevitability of constant change and diversity. Master leaders use their interpersonal skills to promote change, communicate vision, provide a sense of direction, and inspire employees. In this course, you will gain insight into various models for leadership and leadership styles. You will also learn how the medical field is shaping a new community-based approach to care that supports patient satisfaction.
Credit Hours: 3

HE470 - Medical Law and Ethics  

In this course, you will learn about how medical law and ethics are interwoven and help define and strengthen healthcare delivery. You will learn about how both providers and patients have rights and work together to provide optimal health. In addition, you will learn about workplace safety, protection of medical records, ethical considerations, and future trends and benefits in the healthcare environment.
Credit Hours: 3

Management

BM350 - Marketing Management  

Building on the student's understanding of basic marketing, this course reviews a few of the bedrock principles and theories of marketing including strategic planning, marketing information, target marketing, the marketing mix, marketing in specialized fields such as service marketing, and global marketing. Developing marketing plans and solving marketing problems in a case study environment is also covered.
Credit Hours: 3

BU330 - Accounting for Managers  

This course examines the principles and procedures for developing accounting information for managerial decision-making. Topics include value-chain and cost analysis, organizational performance measurement, inventory management, financial and operational budgeting, economic pricing concepts, capital investment decision-making and analysis, product quality control systems, customer service cost accounting systems, and the tools for measuring an organization's financial performance.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: A01

BU340 - Managerial Finance I  

This course examines the foundational tools of business finance and their applications to controlling the firm's financial environment, including financial analysis, planning and forecasting, valuation, capital budgeting techniques, and risk management.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: C11, MA260, BU310

BU350 - Organizational Behavior  

Focusing on the people in the organization and how they work and behave, this course examines the behavior of individuals, the dynamics of teamwork, the processes of small groups, decision-making, problem solving, and conflict management. The course also discusses how to motivate people and improve employee performance, provide feedback, and use rewards and positive reinforcement.
Credit Hours: 3

BU440 - Managerial Finance II  

This course explores the concepts, techniques, and tools used for financial decision making at strategic, tactical, and operational levels of a firm including capital structure planning, financing decisions, working capital management, and financial management for multinational corporations.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: BU340

BU450 - Leadership Skills  

Providing a basic foundation to equip students for future leadership activities in business, government, and society, this course explores the history, philosophy, theories, and concepts of leadership and its relationship to the management of organizational change. It also demonstrates skills needed to promote change, communicate vision, provide a sense of direction, and inspire employees.
Credit Hours: 3

BU470 - Strategic Management  

This course provides students with a framework to master strategic management problems and issues in rapidly changing business environments. Topics include the strategic management process, the nature of competitive advantage, functional, business, and corporate level strategies, strategy in the global environment, and strategy design and implementation.
Credit Hours: 3

BU490 - Business Ethics  

This course examines ethics and values in business, investigating the moral responsibilities within the organization, reviewing several approaches to examining ethical issues, and examining justice from the perspectives of procedures, compensation, and retribution. The role of moral leadership in business and an examination of ethical dilemmas created by an expanding global economy are also presented.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ380 - Management Information Systems  

This course focuses on understanding information systems that today',s managers use to make decisions and analyze production and performance in a business environment and provides an in-depth look at how businesses use information technologies and systems to attain corporate goals: operational excellence, developing new products and services, improved decision making, and achieving competitive advantage.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ400 - Strategic Information Technology  

In this course, students explore the major current issues and challenges facing the design, implementation and use of information technology systems in organizations. Topics include technology’s influence on organizational competitiveness, technology infrastructures, role of the Internet and networking technology in organizations, and how technology enables organizational processes.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ420 - Human Resources Management  

This course examines what can or should be done to make working people more productive, satisfied, and focused on achieving their firm's business objectives. Students also learn how to manage employee performance through human resource planning and development.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ460 - Project Management  

This course investigates the use of projects to accomplish goals, produce products, improve processes, and meet objectives. Topics include the role of the project manager in managing the project life cycle including defining tasks, scheduling, allocating resources, monitoring, and controlling. Tools, techniques, and tips for project management will also be presented.
Credit Hours: 3

BZ480 - International Management  

This course acquaints the student with the unique challenges of conducting business on a global basis, including the impact of international business on countries, corporations, and individuals. It quickly dispels the theory that international business is nothing more than conducting business domestically, only on a larger scale. In-depth attention is paid to the role of culture, policies, and politics.
Credit Hours: 3

Marketing

BM350 - Marketing Management  

Building on the student's understanding of basic marketing, this course reviews a few of the bedrock principles and theories of marketing including strategic planning, marketing information, target marketing, the marketing mix, marketing in specialized fields such as service marketing, and global marketing. Developing marketing plans and solving marketing problems in a case study environment is also covered.
Credit Hours: 3

BM380 - Marketing Research  

This course describes the latest marketing research processes, techniques, and methodologies that produce marketing insights, with an emphasis on the role the Internet plays in marketing research. Topics include privacy and online data collection, descriptive and causal research designs, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and communicating marketing research findings.
Credit Hours: 3

BM410 - Sales Management & Practices  

This course explores the decisions companies face in developing and managing a sales force, with an emphasis on recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, motivating, and evaluating sales personnel. The basics in the sales process, including the building of customer relationships, customer loyalty, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), sales forecasting and budgeting are also reviewed.
Credit Hours: 3

BM440 - Internet Marketing  

This course presents a framework to help students and practitioners understand how to think about and implement effective Internet marketing programs. The course also provides an overview of electronic marketing tools and how these tools can be integrated into the marketing process.
Credit Hours: 3

BU460 - Electronic Commerce  

This course introduces the managerial applications of Internet technology for a successful Web-based organization. The course examines the application of management principles to electronic business models, including business-to-consumer, business-to-business, and intra-business commercial ventures. It also presents the strategic application of EC principles to the process of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational processes, adding value to current business practices, and driving the development of new value-added activities.
Credit Hours: 3

BU480 - eBusiness Strategy  

This course addresses the new technological environment that marketers are facing by exploring strategic considerations related to technology and technology implementation. The course also examines the basics of the marketing exchange by utilizing the information highway, multimedia techniques, database marketing, interactive telecommunications, and other e-business techniques.
Credit Hours: 3

BU490 - Business Ethics  

This course examines ethics and values in business, investigating the moral responsibilities within the organization, reviewing several approaches to examining ethical issues, and examining justice from the perspectives of procedures, compensation, and retribution. The role of moral leadership in business and an examination of ethical dilemmas created by an expanding global economy are also presented.
Credit Hours: 3

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