Degree Program Course Descriptions

 

  • BA201 – INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS. This course introduces students to principles and terminology in the field of business by providing a clear overview of how a business is organized and managed. Students will examine management functions including human resources, marketing, decision-making, finance, and ethics. This course will help the student acquire the necessary skills to succeed in building a knowledge base for a career in business. (3 credits) Prerequisites: None.
  • BA205 – PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT. This course introduces students to principles and terminology in the field of business by providing a clear overview of how a business is organized and managed. Students will examine management functions including human resources, marketing, decision-making, finance, and ethics. An overview of economics and the free enterprise system will help students understand the relationship between business entities and their environments. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA201.
  • BA210 – ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. Workplaces vary substantially, not only in their products and services, but also in organizational behavior. This course addresses the sources of difference, such as communication, decision-making, culture, structure, and focuses on ways managers can influence individual and group behavior to create effective organizations. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA201.
  • BA220 – PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING. This course introduces the fundamentals of marketing management including an analysis of buyer behavior, market segmentation, targeting, positioning, product development, distribution channels, pricing strategies, and promotional strategies. The integration of the marketing elements in a strategic planning framework will be emphasized, illustrating the implications and relevance for marketing policy decisions in competitive situations. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA201.
  • BA235 – BUSINESS STATISTICS. In this course, students are provided a balanced and comprehensive overview of basic statistics. Topics include descriptive statistics, bivariate data, probability, probability distributions, statistical inference, and linear regression. There will be an emphasis on generating, applying and evaluating statistical information from real-world applications such as business, politics, and research. (3 credits) Prerequisite: MA125.
  • BA252 – NEW VENTURE CREATION. This course is an introduction to new venture creation. Students will be provided with a hands-on experience in the preparation of a professional business plan for a new venture. Emphasis will be placed on strategic and tactical objectives, as well as strategic variables critical to achieving success in a new venture. (3 credits) Prerequisites: BA201, BA205, BA220, BA280.
  • BA271 – MACROECONOMICS. This course provides an overview of the modern market economy and introduces the economic concepts of national income, inflation, unemployment, and the quantity of money. The banking system, government expenditures, taxation, and monetary and fiscal policy are presented as well. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA201.
  • BA272 – MICROECONOMICS. This course presents the core concepts of microeconomics including: product markets, resource markets, modern microeconomic issues, and the international economy. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA201.
  • BA280 ACCOUNTING. The purpose of accounting is to provide financial information about the current operations and financial condition of a business to individuals, agencies, and organizations. This course will help you calculate and interpret this information, as well as evaluate the financial health of an organization. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA201.
  • BA300 – INTRODUCTION TO SELLING. This course focuses on important sales skills – such as getting appointments, making persuasive presentations, overcoming objections and closing the sale – which can lead to large increases in sales volume. The students are given specific tools and practical exercises to build strengths, overcome critical weaknesses, and improve their sales performance. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA201.
  • BA316 – COST  ACCOUNTING. This course is a study of management accounting for internal analysis and decision-making. Students will be introduced to a business approach of utilizing accounting information in the planning and control functions of a firm. The concepts of cost behavior, cost analysis, capital budgeting, and the ethical challenges in managerial accounting will also be covered. (3 credits) Prerequisites: BA280.
  • BA356 – HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. This course provides an introduction to Human Resource Management. Emphasis will be placed on the human resource management disciplines required of business professionals to ensure their organizations remain competitive in the national and global marketplace. Topics will include human resources strategy and planning, recruiting, selection, training, evaluation, compensation, performance management, employee relations, and organizational policies. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA205.
  • BA358 – PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT. This course examines the concepts, processes, and methods of managing and controlling operations in manufacturing or service settings. Current issues such as globalization, supply chain strategy, E-business, and ERP are analyzed. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA205.
  • BA375 – ETHICAL DECISION MAKING. This course provides an introduction to the construction and evaluation of ethical arguments and forms of reasoning. Basic moral questions confronting contemporary society, as well as ethical issues in the workplace, are explored. (3 credits) Prerequisites: BA201.
  • BA410 – INTRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS. This course will explore how information systems may be used, developed, and managed to support both the tactical and strategic decision-making activities, as well as operations of organizations. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CS110.
  • BA420 – BUSINESS LAW. This course provides a survey of the legal rights and potential liabilities of businesspersons, the development of the legal system, business crimes and liabilities, regulatory systems, consumer protection, basic contract, personal property, and cyber law. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA201.
  • BA425 – FINANCE. This course gives students a strong theoretical foundation of financial theory and the financial decision-making process. The focus will be on the economic and financial structure of a firm and the impact of financial information on the company’s overall strategic plan. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA201.
  • BA436 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. This course covers the concepts of international organizational structures and management processes; including the cultural, political, economic, and legal environments of global marketing, world market patterns, and international trade theory. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA201.
  • BA445 – EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP. This course focuses on examining what makes a leader effective in a professional environment. The course will examine the characteristics of an effective leader, including qualities, skills, and the roles and functions of a leader to lead and manage change successfully. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA205.
  • BA448 – TEAM DEVELOPMENT & MOTIVATION. This course will give students insight into the management and motivation of employees. Areas covered in this course include selecting the right people for the job, delegating effectively, coping with challenging people, and building effective teams. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA205.
  • BA456 – STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT. This course gives students hands-on experience in the essential skills needed to strategically and successfully manage a growing venture. Topics covered include performing financial and marketing trend analyses, setting performance standards, creating business systems, developing customer service strategies, and building a learning organization. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA205.
  • BA464 – MARKETING STRATEGY. This course focuses on marketing planning and strategic marketing analysis. Emphasis is placed on the planning process, marketing objectives, market overview, market segments, competitive landscape, strategy, products and services, pricing, distribution, promotion, and financial viability.  Upon completion, students will possess a broad understanding of the components and construction of a strategic marketing plan and will gain experience in the analysis of complex marketing decisions. (3 credits) Prerequisites: BA220.
  • BA471 – MONEY AND BANKING. This course examines money and banking including the financial markets, financial institutions, the money supply process, the Federal Reserve System, and the conduct of monetary policy and monetary theory. (3 credits) Prerequisites: BA201.
  • BA486 – BUSINESS POLICY. This course focuses on how firms formulate, implement, and evaluate strategies in a turbulent, rapidly changing environment. Students will focus on integrated decision making in terms of strategy formation, implementation, and evaluation. (3 credits) Prerequisites: BA420.
  • BA490 – PROJECT MANAGEMENT. This course will introduce you to project management. Students will learn step-by-step techniques for creating, developing, and evaluating essential project management tools. Emphasis will be placed on developing concepts and skills related to using project plans, work breakdown structures, budgets, network diagrams, resource allocations, and project evaluations. (3 credits) Prerequisites: BA201, BA205, and BA220.
  • BA500 – MBA FOUNDATIONS. This course provides an overview of critical management concepts across a broad spectrum of subject areas prior to progression into advance business topics. With this foundation for more specialized study, students will learn how to think in strategic terms, how to communicate as a manager, and how to conduct effective research at the Master’s level.  Topics covered include the critical business functions of accounting, economics, marketing, finance, and strategy, providing students with cross-functional knowledge to inform decision-making. (3 credits) Prerequisite: Entrance in MBA.
  • BA511 – MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING. Managers need basic knowledge of accounting principles and practices. In this course, an emphasis is placed on managerial uses of accounting data including: what kind of information is needed, where this data can be obtained, and how these figures can be used by managers as they perform their planning, controlling, and decision-making responsibilities. (3 credits) Prerequisites: BA500.
  • BA521 – MANAGERIAL FINANCE. This course introduces the basic principles of managerial finance and demonstrates how businesses manage their funds to accomplish organizational objectives. Emphasis is placed on financial environment, financial statements, cash flow and financial planning, time value of money, risk and return, interest rates and bond valuation, stock valuation, and capital budgeting cash flows. Upon completion, students will possess a broad, conceptual understanding of how to use these financial techniques to analyze a company’s finances. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA500.
  • BA526 – FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS. This course examines the role that financial institutions and markets play in the dominant economies of the world. Financial institutions will be explored with emphasis on the types of institutions and how each type of institution participates in financial intermediation. The roles and interactions of financial markets, governments, businesses, and consumers will be examined with focus on regulation, market structure, interest rates, and the function of central banks and the Federal Reserve. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA521.
  • BA531 – INVESTMENT ANALYSIS & PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT. This course focuses on the analysis of investment options including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, stock options, and derivatives. Capital market theory and market efficiency are examined from a financial management perspective. Students learn to evaluate investments in an international market by incorporating economic conditions, ratios, and market information. Emphasis is placed on portfolio management and diversification. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA526.
  • BA533 – RISK ANALYSIS & INSURANCE. This course focuses on analyzing and solving risk management problems in business organizations based upon the assumption that risk can be managed if risks are identified prior to a loss and that insurance is an important tool for that purpose. Utilizing managerial, consumer, and societal perspectives, topics include methodology for risk analysis, insurance principles and practices, and techniques for risk and loss control. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA531.
  • BA538 ADVANCED NEW VENTURE CREATION. This course prepares students to spearhead new initiatives, paying special attention to the process and activities required before a start-up can open for business. Entrepreneurship, in this context, is viewed as a long-term value creation. Accordingly, this course focuses, using real-world case studies, on critical issues in the development of a new venture: market and competitive conditions, testing critical assumptions upon which the new business concept rests, adequate planning, proper assessment of skills and resources required to create a strong competitive position, and creation of a formal business plan. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA500.
  • BA539 – NEW VENTURE FINANCE. This course is designed to introduce the requirements and strategies necessary for financing new ventures. Students will learn critical skills needed to assess company capital requirements, assess capital markets and the availability of different types of investment capital, and strategically analyze appropriate financing options. The financing alternatives examined include debt financing from venture banks, commercial banks, and SBICs, and equity from angels, private placements, venture capitalists, and public equity markets. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA538.
  • BA547 – MANAGEMENT SKILLS AND STYLES.  This course is designed to help students develop their personal management style by the application of proven processes and skills. The areas covered include change management, setting priorities, problem solving, and decision making. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA500.
  • BA553 – HEALTH CARE FINANCE. This course addresses the systems and uses of accounting and financial planning in healthcare organizations; including planning and control. Students will examine analysis of financial statements, reporting, ratios, and budgeting for healthcare organizations to make sound decisions. This course provides a conceptual and practical knowledge of healthcare finance, which includes sources of funding, revenue, cost determinants, third party payer, managed care contracts, and valuations that have an impact on the healthcare organization. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA521.
  • BA560 – DECISION ANALYSIS. Managers typically need to be able to make decisions based on incomplete information. This course focuses on the application of a wide variety of quantitative methods to aid in decision-making, including populations and samples, probabilities, expected values, decision tree analysis, resource allocation, and correlations. Each method is applied in real-world management situations, preparing students for critical decision-making in the workplace. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA500.
  • BA621 – BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS. Modern businesses function in an environment that contains many legal restraints and conditions. This course emphasizes the importance of working within the legal system while incorporating a questioning dimension into reasoning – one that involves critical thinking and the impact of values. Through the thoughtful study of legal topics and examination of a wide variety of real-world examples, students will develop advanced critical thinking skills to make informed ethical and legal decisions in the workplace. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA500.
  • BA623 – LEGAL AND ETHICS ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE. Managers in medical offices, hospitals, clinics, or skilled nursing facilities have a professional stake in understanding the multiple legal and ethical issues they will encounter as part of their day- to-day responsibilities. This course examines the legal aspects of health services management including consumer protection, the patient/physician relationship, principles that govern patient information, professional licensure and liability, medical malpractice, and public duties of a health care professional. (3 credits) Prerequisite: MG651.
  • BA635 – ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. This course examines interactions that take place within organizations, among companies, and between firms and consumers from an economic perspective. You will learn why firms behave the way they do and be introduced to tools and frameworks that will help you make better decisions in your professional and personal life. The course also provides a good foundation for understanding things such as how companies set prices and why they advertise. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA500.
  • BA637 – HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS.  This course addresses how basic economic principles, concepts, and theories are used in the supply and demand of health and medical services. Additionally, it will examine the role of insurance, managed care and HMOs, regulation, government, long-term care, pharmaceuticals and international comparisons on the financing and production of the health care industry. Prerequisites: BA500.
  • BA651 – MARKETING RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS. Marketing research serves as a central basis for marketing strategy and firm profitability.  It is critical for marketing managers to understand the nature of marketing research and to be able to specify what information to seek, how to get it, and how to utilize it in making marketing decisions. Emphasizing the manager’s perspective, this course examines marketing research in terms of needs, definition, process, analysis, and reporting. Topics include emerging trends in marketing research, ethical and global implications, and the continuing integration of new technologies. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA655.
  • BA653 – CONSUMER AND BUYER BEHAVIOR. An integral part of marketing is understanding the consumer and the conscious and unconscious motivations that drive their behavior at a fundamental level. Beyond an overview of consumer behavior, this course will take a narrowed look into the factors that influence consumer perception, judgment, and actions.  In knowing the factors that provoke consumers to behave in certain manners or make certain buying decisions, marketers can focus on targeting customers for acquisition and retention while gaining a better understanding of their needs and wants on a deeper, psychological level. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA655.
  • BA655 ADVANCED MARKETING STRATEGY. This course prepares students to implement effectively the theories and concepts about sustainable marketing that seek to protect and increase the earth and human well-being. Students will discover strategies for making optimized decisions for a sustainable marketing plan. This course also teaches methods for exploring new, sustainable marketing opportunities for existing products or services while maintaining reasonable business profits. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA521.
  • BA657 – E-MARKETING. This course develops the students’ ability to create, execute and evaluate Internet-based marketing campaigns. Business and social environments are rapidly converging online to create new marketing opportunities driven by digital content served through websites, social media networks and mobile platforms. This course develops essential skills for digital marketing professionals that will optimize their effectiveness across all channels. It focuses on critical elements unique to Internet marketing including branding, audience development, competitive analysis, strategic planning, digital tools and tactics for social media networks and mobile platforms, content authoring and curation, digital communities, A/V media tools, data analytics and measurement metrics, advertising and earned traffic opportunities, and emerging customer management tools and trends. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA655.
  • BA661 – INTERMEDIATE SELLING. This course is designed to give the graduate student the concepts and skills necessary to develop an effective, technology-focused sales process and manage a professional, high-performance sales team with the objective of selling products or services to global markets, including executive level decision-makers in organizations. The topics covered include responding to request for proposals, making formal presentations, selling in the boardroom, selling to top level executives, and selling strategies. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA655.
  • CJ101 – INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE.  This course provides students with an introduction to the criminal justice system in the United States. Emphasis is placed on crime and justice, law and the criminal justice system, police and law enforcement operations, contemporary issues in policing, courts, corrections, incarceration and reentry, as well as juvenile justice. As a result, students will develop an understanding that criminal justice is a complex social system and is a larger part of the broader social, political, and economic systems of the country. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • CJ126 – CORRECTIONS. A comprehensive study of the context, practices, and special interests of corrections. Topics include the early history and current trends of correctional thought and practice, jails and other short-term facilities, intermediate sanctions, the prison experience, women in prison, institutional management, educational/treatment programs, prisoners’ rights, and race/ethnicity challenges. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ101.
  • CJ256 – PRIVATE SECURITY. An examination of private security from a historical and philosophical perspective. Topics include the evolution of private security; basic security goals and responsibilities; investigation; loss prevention through risk management; security systems in the industrial, retail, commercial, and institutional settings; and current challenges facing the security profession. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ101.
  • CJ261 – CRIMINOLOGY. 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. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ101.
  • CJ265 – JUVENILES IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. A study of youthful crime: its volume, causes, and trends. The prediction, prevention, treatment, and control of juvenile delinquency by social control agencies is examined relative to social policies needed to reduce its incidence. The organization and procedures of the juvenile justice system are also explored. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ101.
  • CJ266 – CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. This course is an examination of the fundamental principles and procedures employed in the investigation of a crime. Emphasis is placed on the investigation of specific crimes, the identification of sources of information, and the procedures necessary for the proper handling of evidence. Students develop a working knowledge of the steps of investigation beginning with the initial security of the crime scene and concluding with the presentation of evidence and proper testimony in court. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ101.
  • CJ321 – LEADERSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE. An examination of contemporary concepts and practices for first line supervisors in law enforcement. Character, motivation, teamwork, and conflict resolution are emphasized in this practical, ethics-based approach to leadership in a complex organization. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ101.
  • CJ336 – AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW. An examination of 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 case law of the Supreme Court from the Marshall court to the present. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ101.
  • CJ341 – ETHICAL BEHAVIOR IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. An examination of a wide range of ethical issues in policing, the practice of law, sentencing, corrections, criminal justice research, and crime control policy. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ101.
  • CJ342 – CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE. A comprehensive survey of source, distinctions, and limitations relating to criminal law; the development of criminal law in the United States; 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, rule of law, and the role of the Constitution in protecting rights. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ101.
  • CJ363 – VICTIMOLOGY. A comprehensive examination of the historical importance of victim restitution and contemporary developments within this field of study. Students will 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. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ261.
  • CJ371 – CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH METHODS. An introduction to criminal justice inquiry including research theory, inquiry structure, modes of observation, data interpretation, program evaluation, and policy analysis. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ342.
  • CJ376 – POLICE AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS. A study of the relationship between police and the community with recommendations for ways of working together to reduce crime. Emphasis is placed on policing in a culturally-diverse society. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ321.
  • CJ431 – PROBATION AND PAROLE. An examination of the theory and practice of probation and parole, including presentence investigation, supervision of probationers, parole administration and services, treatment theory, parole officers, juvenile services, and new concepts (such as community-based corrections, the justice model, and determinate sentencing) that have impacted traditional probation and parole theory. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ126.
  • CJ451 – DRUGS–USE AND ABUSE. A study of drugs and drug-taking behavior including such topics as alcohol and other depressants, stimulants, tobacco addiction, psychedelics, marijuana, and over-the-counter or prescribed medicines. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ101.
  • CJ458 – SPECIAL POPULATIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE. This course covers special populations within the community, specifically the mentally ill, and/or people with Alzheimer’s, Autism, developmental, social and anxiety disorders, and other offender issues faced by those in the Criminal Justice System. Topics include the history of how mental illness has been handled by communities, police, courts and correctional officials as well as their current response to dealing with this population as well as other special populations identified by the Criminal Justice System. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ101.
  • CJ463 – MODERN TERRORISM. An exploration of the threat of terrorism, both domestic and international, and basic security issues surrounding terrorism today. Students will learn the principles behind why terrorism exists, consider motivations, review the restructuring of federal law enforcement and recent policy changes, examine offensive and defensive strategies, identify new dangers associated with terrorist access to weapons of mass destruction, and evaluate policy proposals that might be taken by democratic regimes to reduce the likelihood of terrorism or to mitigate its consequences. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ101.
  • CJ467 – WHITE COLLAR CRIME. The study of white-collar crime has challenged commonly accepted explanations of crime and has introduced new complexities at all levels of the criminal justice system, including widespread victimization, difficulties in crime discovery, ambiguous legal definitions, corporate and individual deterrence, and disparity in sanctioning. In this course, students will examine the costs of white-collar and corporate crime to society, consider competing theories to explain white-collar criminality, and explore the use of criminal sanctions to deter the misconduct of corporations. (3 credits) Prerequisites: CJ342.
  • CJ500 – MSCJ FOUNDATIONS. This course provides students with graduate-work foundations in New Charter University’s Criminal Justice graduate program. The course includes advanced key components of the criminal justice system using theories and theorists, an overview of the ethics, philosophies, protocols, and types of studies pertaining to completing research at the graduate level. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • CJ526 – PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF CRIME.  An examination of a wide spectrum of views concerning criminal justice in contemporary America. You will learn to clearly think about crime by cutting through myths and political rhetoric, and challenge both conservative and liberal crime control positions. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ500.
  • CJ541 – CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY. An exploration of the nature, extent, and patterns of crime, victims and victimization; theories of crime causation (i.e., choice theories, biosocial and psychological theories, social structure theories, social process theories, etc.); and crime typologies. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ500.
  • CJ546 – ADVANCED CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. An examination of the criminal investigation function of police, the elements of investigation, and the steps to be taken when investigating major crimes. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ541.
  • CJ551 – METHODOLOGY FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH. A survey of scientific research in criminal justice including ethics and professionalism; research design; alternative data-gathering strategies; sampling and survey research; participant observation; unobtrusive measures; validity, reliability, and triangulated strategies; scaling and index construction; and data analysis.  (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ541.
  • CJ561 – COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS. This course examines the origins, functions, and contemporary developments of probation, parole, and community corrections. Topics include first offenders and recidivists, shock probation, boot camps, parole trends, judicial discretion, the NIMBY Syndrome, home confinement, electronic monitoring, furlough programs, halfway houses, training and responsibilities of probation/parole officers, and special needs offenders. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ500.
  • CJ601 – PROACTIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE MANAGEMENT. A study of police organizational management that is proactive rather than reactive. Students learn how to anticipate events through planning, use police personnel and resources effectively, and deliver a wide range of police services to the community. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ500.
  • CJ606 – MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE. An examination of the cross-cultural contact that police officers have with: citizens, victims, suspects, and coworkers from diverse backgrounds. Topics including: the pervasive influence of culture, race, and gender in the workplace and in the community. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ500.
  • CJ611 – COMMUNITY POLICING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING. It has always been said that problem solving is not new in policing, that police officers have always tried to solve problems in their daily work. Problem solving is, however, not the same as solving problems. Problem solving in the context of Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) is very different and considerably more complex. It requires that officers identify and examine the underlying causes of recurring incidents of crime and disorder. Such policing also seeks to make ‘street criminologists’ of police officers, teaching them to expand their focus on offenders to include crime settings and victims. Such an approach presents great challenges for those patrol officers who are engaged in analytical work.
  • CJ626 – LAW AND ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE. By providing a strong theoretical foundation for solving ethical dilemmas, this course helps students gain a realistic picture not only of what ethical questions arise in the criminal justice system, but also how sound moral decisions are made in response to them. Through case study, students are placed in a variety of real-life scenarios where they practice resolving dilemmas ethically. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ500.
  • CJ633 – CRISIS NEGOTIATIONS.  During this course, you will have the opportunity to learn the ideas and concepts behind effective crisis negotiation and practice these principles through application exercises.
  • CJ645 – DELINQUENCY IN AMERICA. An examination of juvenile rights and the effectiveness of the juvenile court and corrections systems.  Topics include an analysis of current trends and issues related to delinquency in America. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CJ500.
  • CM101 – PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNICATION. This course provides a basic introduction to the principles of interpersonal and group communication. Students will improve their ability to communicate in a variety of formats with an emphasis on verbal and online communication.  (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • CM110 – DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. This course helps students become more aware of critical thinking and develop the skills needed to practice it well. Emphasis is placed on how to think critically about things we read, see, and hear before deciding what to believe or do. Concrete examples from students’ experiences and current events will help students develop the abilities to solve problems, analyze issues, and make informed decisions. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • CM220 – PRESENTATION SKILLS. A course designed to help students communicate more effectively through a study of the terms and concepts in the field of communication with a focus on public speaking and presentations. Several aspects of communication are examined, including interpersonal, intrapersonal, nonverbal, mass media, audience analysis, ethics and free speech, research, and visual aids. Through speech and writing assignments, students have an opportunity to develop their verbal and written communication skills. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • CM225 – RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION. An introduction to the processes of communication research, common quantitative research methodologies, and concepts of statistical literacy. Students will learn how to best select a research method to answer scholarly questions, find pertinent information about a selected topic both in primary and secondary research, and better understand and critique research they read. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CM101.
  • CM241 – PUBLIC RELATIONS. This course offers an overview of basic public relations concepts and tactics used by business, government, and non-profit organizations. As a communications elective, it can begin preparing students who aspire to careers in public relations for handling public relations situations in ways that reflect appropriate professional and ethical standards. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CM101.
  • CM251 – MASS COMMUNICATION. This course surveys the history and rise of mass communication media: newspapers and magazines, radio, recordings, film, television, and digital media. This course focuses on fundamental functions and influences of mass media. The course also focuses on emerging issues and trends about mass media and society, such as the effects of global concentration of media ownership. As a course touchstone, students will develop analytical tools to effectively evaluate opposing points of views on such issues. Students who complete this course will better appreciate the impact of mass media on the world today and become more proficient observers, consumers, and practitioners of mass media by becoming media literate. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CM101.
  • CM258 – CONFLICT MANAGEMENT. This course will focus on techniques and skills to manage conflict using appropriate strategies, tactics, and goal setting. Emphasis is placed on building long- term positive relationships in professional settings, theoretical and practical aspects of authority, face-saving, conflict assessment, communication, and problem solving. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CM101.
  • CM285 – DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION. This course will examine cultural diversity in the US using an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from research from several fields. The course will cover the impact on society and the workforce of issues such as cultural stereotyping and race, class, and sex discrimination, as well as methods of awareness and inclusion. Students are expected to engage actively in discussions, participating in a respectful and focused exchange of ideas. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • CM301 – SURVEY OF COMMUNICATION. An introductory study of human communication. Students will first consider the basic elements of communication, such as definitions and models, the function of language, nonverbal communication, listening, and intrapersonal processes. After this overview, attention will focus on social processes in interpersonal communication, small group communication, and organizational communication. Finally, public communication will be considered, including public speaking, broadcasting, and advertising. (3 credits)  Prerequisite: CM101.
  • CM310 – COMMUNICATION ETHICS.  This course provides an introduction to the construction and evaluation of ethical arguments and forms of reasoning in the communication field. Basic moral questions confronting contemporary society, as well as ethical issues in the workplace, are explored. (3 credits) Prerequisites: CM101.
  • CM346 – ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION. This course will analyze the role and importance of integrated marketing communications (IMC) in enhancing brand equity in a global economy. Students will examine all aspects of an IMC program including advertising, promotions, packaging and branding, point-of-purchase communications, marketing-oriented public relations, word-of-mouth advertising and cause-oriented sponsorship’s. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA201.
  • CM425 – INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA WRITING.  An examination of the theory and practices of writing for print and electronic media as dictated by current techniques, styles, and formats of various media. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CM101.
  • CM431 – COMMUNICATION THEORY. An examination of classic and recently-emerged theories that explain a wide range of phenomena associated with verbal messages, nonverbal messages, interpersonal communication, group and public communication, mass communication, and intercultural communication. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CM101.
  • CM436 – GROUP COMMUNICATION. A study of “how groups work” that includes the latest research in the field on such issues as racial, ethnic, religious, generational, political, class, and gender differences. Other topics include leadership in meetings, group participation, speaking anxieties, improving listening, conflict resolution and mediation, decision-making and argumentation, and effective agendas. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CM101.
  • CM437 – NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION. An exploration of the principles of nonverbal communication and the actual and potential impact of nonverbal behaviors on communication. Students will build skills needed to become competent nonverbal communicators in today’s global community. (3 credits)  Prerequisite: CM101.
  • CM456 – EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION TOOLS.  A study of oral communication skills that students will need in the workplace. Focus is placed on all four phases of the communication process–setting goals, knowing the audience, mastering skills, managing anxiety –while also covering the three communication contexts in which oral skills are necessary–interpersonal, group, and public speaking. Students will address the challenges of business communication presented by new technology, the global marketplace, and the increasing diversity of the workplace. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CM101.
  • CM457 – INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION.  An examination of factors and issues contributing to effective communication in an intercultural context. Through a study of the role of history and identity, cultural perceptions, values and beliefs, language and meaning, and nonverbal behaviors, students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will increase their intercultural communication competence. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CM101.
  • CS110 – INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS. This course introduces students to basic computer concepts, operating systems, internet browsing, and desktop applications including Microsoft Office. Through hands-on application, students will learn basic skills in using the operating system, internet browser, and desktop applications. They will also learn how desktop applications including word processing and spreadsheet programs can be used for personal computing efficiencies. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • CS277 – OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING. A comprehensive course in object oriented programming development, including how to leverage object oriented programming techniques to build modern systems. Prerequisites: CS110.
  • CS301 FRONT END FOUNDATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY LAB. Students will learn the fundamental concepts associated with front end development, including HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery and UI/UX. Prerequisites: CS110.
  • CS370 – TEST DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT/BEHAVIOR DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT. Students will learn how to build a full web application while following the software engineering patterns        of Test Driven and Behavior Driven development. Prerequisites: CS110.
  • CS382DATABASE SYSTEMS. Students will learn comprehensive, database, management skills that covers both SQL and NoSQL database systems. Prerequisites: CS110.
  • CS384ADVANCED OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING. The student will develop further knowledge in advanced object-oriented programming.  Prerequisites: CS277.
  • CS410 WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT. Students will learn how to build a fully functional web application using proper methods and design. Prerequisites: CS110.
  • CS491SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN AND UML DEVELOPMENT. Students will learn how to work with the modeling language of UML, including the syntax for visually modeling software applications along with case studies of design pattern implementations. Prerequisites: CS110.
  • CS497ADVANCED WEB DEVELOPMENT. Students will learn how to build multiple applications that communicate with each other via API data calls with a microservice based application. Prerequisites: CS410.
  • ED121 – CHILD DEVELOPMENT. In Child Development, the student will create the critical framework for the developmental process.  With this framework, critical connections will be made to the learning process and pedagogical strategies and practices. This course will support learning about the various developmental schemas and milestones. You’ll watch case studies and analyze the connection between theory and practice. Additionally, you’ll explore how parents can impact the developmental process while providing a different childhood experience based on culture. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • ED132 – LEARNING THEORY AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. This course is a study of human learning, cognition, and the paradigms often applied to learning. The content will provide an overview of the different learning theories applicable in classroom, formal teaching, and learning settings. The course is designed to introduce students to the learner and theories of motivation as negotiated within a classroom. The role of educators, counselors, and students in the learning environment are examined. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED121.
  • ED153 – INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION.  Through exploring curriculum and instruction theories and theorists, we will attempt to unearth the essential aspects of learning as a process and teaching as an activity. An exploration of curriculum and instruction involves a description of the historical and philosophical examination of school curriculum. Emerging evidence-based approaches to teaching are anchored in sound pedagogy and andragogy, and many of the best practices are anchored in sound learning theory. We will actively examine curriculum and instruction methods that have been efficacious and provide facilitators with multiple approaches for personalized learning. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED121.
  • ED154 – CLASSROOM AND BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT. This course is designed for classroom teachers, lead teachers, and subject teachers to explore the relationships between classroom instruction and behavior management. The principles and strategies for preventing behavior problems are presented as well as best practices to establish classroom rules and procedures. A framework for establishing cooperation, social skills, and a sense of community is presented as well as basic conflict resolution skills. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED121.
  • ED161 – LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION.  This course provides educators with the opportunity to explore current legal and ethical issues in education. Students will examine legal requirements for working with children and adults with diverse backgrounds. Ethical decision-making processes will be practiced and the students’ values, beliefs, and biases will be examined. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED154.
  • ED261 – MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING. This course introduces students to measurement and assessment in an educational context. Students will learn how to effectively apply different types of measurements and assessments for a variety of classroom settings and situations. Different tools used within an educational setting will be introduced and examples on how to integrate them will be provided so that they can be easily transferred to authentic experiences.  Students will create multiple types of assessments as part of this course. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED154.
  • ED272 – EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS.  This course provides an overview of the physical, cognitive, and behavioral needs of exceptional learners.  Students study the philosophical, historical and legal foundations of special education.  The educator’s professional role in identification of exceptionalities and in collaborating with special education team members, parents, and administrators is examined. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED154.
  • ED273 – BUILDING INCLUSIVE TEACHING & LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.  In this course, educators explore techniques and strategies for improving the academic achievement of children with a range of abilities within a regular classroom. Future educators examine the characteristics of a diverse student group, tools and models for fostering a collaborative learning environment, and legal requirements for inclusion. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED154.
  • ED274 – MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION FOR DIVERSE COMMUNITIES. This course investigates multicultural education via historical and social foundations. Real-world models of multicultural education are explored, evaluated, and created. Through reflective assignments, students discover a personal connection to their own culture as well as other cultures around them. Students will explore responsibilities of educators within linguistically diverse learners. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED154.
  • ED285 – FOUNDATIONS OF LITERACY. To help apply strategies of reading, writing, and speaking within a teaching and learning environment, this course provides an overview of current literacy theory, research, and practice. To increase literacy and strengthen the reading process, we will explore reading and writing connections, methods of instruction, and content area literacy. New competencies associated with the emerging literacies of information and communicative technology (ICT) can be practiced with various learners at all levels. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED153.
  • ED381 – FOUNDATIONS OF NUMERACY.  Foundations of Numeracy provides educators with the knowledge and skills to support mathematical learning through the scope of curriculum. Students will learn pedagogical strategies and understand the importance of real-world problem solving.  It’s also critical to understand how to collaborate globally to improve STEM initiatives. The integration of technology, reading, and diversity throughout the math curriculum is also covered through various learning resources. At the end of the course, the student is expected to produce an instructional portfolio of lesson plans in multiple mathematical curricular areas. (3 credits) Prerequisite:  ED261.
  • ED382 – IDENTIFICATION AND REMEDIATION FOR READING AND MATH SUPPORT.  In this course, students will explore factors that contribute to reading and math difficulties. Assessment strategies for identifying difficulties will be reviewed and approaches for providing remedial instruction will be examined. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED381.
  • ED383 – ADVANCED LITERACY: CHILDREN’S LITERATURE & CONTENT AREA READING.  In this course, major approaches to teaching reading in a wide range of content areas are examined. Focused study of the relationship between literacy instruction and learning in content areas like math, science, and history will be undertaken. Students will read a wide range of children’s literature from around the world and develop strategies for integrating children’s literature throughout the curriculum. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED285.
  • ED394 – FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION LITERACY & EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY. This course introduces students to the Foundations of Information Literacy and Educational Technology. Through hands-on application students will learn how to effectively apply different pedagogical strategies and tools for the creation of lessons. Different productivity tools that are used within classrooms will be introduced and examples on how to use them within a classroom situation will be provided so that they can be easily applied. The final area that will be covered will be how to take the information that has been learned and to apply it not only to a face-to-face classroom but also to a distance learning classroom. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED383.
  • ED395 – METHODS FOR TEACHING SCIENCE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES.  Emphasis is placed on the structure, content, and process of teaching science/social sciences in the school setting. Specific attention is given to developing content knowledge, literacy skills and objectives, planning interdisciplinary units of instruction, integrating instructional strategies to meet the diverse learning needs in the classroom setting, organizing the curriculum, and assessing learning processes. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED153.
  • ED491 – METHODS FOR TEACHING FINE ARTS, HEALTH & PE.  This course provides educators with an introduction to instructional design and delivery methods for teaching the visual and performing arts, health, and physical education.  Proven techniques for promoting learning in art, music, dance, and other fine arts areas will be explored.  Multiple classroom-based and experiential methods for teaching health, wellness, and physical education are surveyed.  Specialized practices for teaching exceptional students and other vulnerable populations in these areas will be discussed. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED153.
  • ED492 – DATA-BASED DECISION MAKING.  This course introduces teachers and school leaders to theoretical and practical applications of data-driven decision making. Students learn various ways of framing data-based question, and how to gather, interpret, and present research data. Students will apply data-driven decision-making methods to solve problems at the classroom and school levels. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED261.
  • ED493 – INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEMS.  This course introduces teachers and school leaders to international education systems.  Students will examine educational systems in the Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Americas.  Topics such as eligibility for schooling, compulsory schooling, gender access, school day characteristics, and schooling levels will be explored.  Requirements for teacher preparation, teacher status, and role of families in various educational systems will be discussed.  Attitudes and practices regarding the education of exceptional students will be surveyed. Ways in which educational systems are connected to employment opportunities will also be discussed. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED274.
  • ED494 – COMMUNITY SUPPORT SYSTEMS & SERVICE LEARNING.  Community support systems service-learning is a multi-faceted teaching and learning strategy with a unique opportunity for collaboration between university administrators, faculty, students, and community partners. Service learning is a connection between curricular and experiential learning activities. It provides practical experiences with theoretical learning and links college and community priorities with career development. Through service-learning, active learning occurs between the recipient and the provider of the service, combining service tasks with structured learning opportunities. The tasks are connected to self-reflection, self-discovery, and the acquisition and comprehension of values, skills, and knowledge content. (3 credits) Prerequisite: ED493.
  • ED495 – PORTFOLIOS, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE. A course designed to help students understand e-portfolios, their advantages and applications in their career in education. The course is also designed to help students understand the importance of the creation of online professional communities, and how teaching and learning can be impacted. Finally, the course will help you with strategies for employment. (3 credits) Prerequisite: End of Program.
  • EM500 – THEORIES OF LEARNING AND MODELS OF TEACHING.  Utilizing primary source material, this course gives a rigorous and intense review of current thinking in learning theory. Offered here is an international selection of the most important contemporary learning theorists in their own words in order to give an impression of the ongoing development and debate in this area. During the last 10–15 years, learning has become a key topic, not only for professionals and students in the areas of psychology, pedagogy, and education, but also in political and economic contexts. It is, however, important to emphasize that the competitive functions of learning are merely a secondary, late-modern addition to the much more fundamental primary function of learning as one of the most basic abilities and manifestations of human life. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • EM501 – CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN. This course has been designed to help you apply different strategies to the instructional development process. You will learn five different models for design and development including Gagne, Dick & Carey and ADDIE. You will learn the difference between goals, objectives, and standards and then develop goals and objectives to make them be effective for the different learning audiences and environments. This course will provide resources that you will be able to save for future development projects.  You will explore different types of instructional opportunities and how the development strategy may change for online learning or competency-based programs. (3 credits) Prerequisite: EM500.
  • EM502 – EFFECTIVE PRACTICES FOR LINGUISTICALLY AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS. This course provides knowledge and skills required for developing and implementing challenging instruction for students who are culturally different, students who receive special education services, and students who are identified as gifted and talented. Instruction, assignments, and other class activities may take place on site in a school setting. (3 credits) Prerequisite: EM500.
  • EM521 – ASSESSMENT AND MEASUREMENT FOR INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE. This course introduces students to the roles that assessment and measurement play in education, including exploring the impact of state and national high-stakes assessments. Through hands-on application, students will create original assessments and measurements as well as analyze longitudinal data sets to better understand the current state of education at a global level. Students will use those data sets to support proposed institutional changes. (3 credits) Prerequisite: EM500.
  • EM522 – THEORIES OF INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP. In Introduction to Instructional Leadership, learners will continue to build from the foundation in previous courses and move on to the role of instructional leader. The course will not only combine traditional leadership theories with leading in a school setting, but it will address the most important function of the instructional leader: caring for the student learning experience. This course will also take you through strategies that instructional leaders use to support the student learning experience and work towards positive student achievement. (3 credits) Prerequisite: EM501.
  • EM523 – DATA-BASED DECISION MAKING FOR SCHOOL  IMPROVEMENT.  In this course, educational professionals investigate strategies for implementing data-based decision-making processes, including critiquing research findings, identifying appropriate data sources, and using data to solve real-world problems. Students examine data on local, national, and international trends and make informed decisions using that data. (3 credits) Prerequisite: EM521.
  • EM631 – ADVANCED PRACTICES FOR EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS.  The course provides a comprehensive overview of past, current, and emerging practices for educating exceptional students. Strategies for the selection, adaptation, and development of instructional materials for students with disabilities will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on research-based practices for assessing student needs and developing collaborative approaches for supporting exceptional students. (3 credits) Prerequisite: EM500.
  • EM632 – EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS. In Educational Research Methods, the learners will build a foundation as a consumer and producer of educational research. The course will discuss qualitative, quantitative, and action research methodologies and how they differ in their approach to answering research questions to solve problems. Data analysis activities will give an introduction to the process of understanding research data.  Additionally, learners will analyze the existing research on a chosen topic that will help them build an action research proposal. (3 credits) Prerequisite: EM523.
  • EM633 – HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES OF EDUCATION.  In this course, students critically examine the historical and political foundations of education.  Beginning with a review of the history of American education, students will study the political, economic and legal foundations of today’s global educational systems. (3 credits) Prerequisite: EM522.
  • EM641 – GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL NETWORKS.  This course will offer a survey of educational systems and other networks around the world.  It will introduce collaborations between schools and school systems with other entities such as non-government organizations, employers, humanitarian groups, and other entities.  Students will examine the advantages and disadvantages related to collaborations.  The course will cover the positive and negative effects of regulatory environments on collaboration, innovation, and interactions between various educational networks, globally. (3 credits) Prerequisite: EM633.
  • EM642 – HIGHER EDUCATION PRACTICES FOR K-12 EDUCATOR PREPARATION. This class covers the trends in primary and secondary teacher preparation programs around the world. Characteristics of effective teacher education programs will be examined. Students will have the opportunity to analyze teacher preparation requirements and programs in their own countries and recommend improvements. This course will also include study of the effects of teacher preparation and skill on student performance and well-being. (3 credits) Prerequisite: EM633.
  • EM643 – EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH IN ACTION (CAPSTONE PROJECT).  This class provides the forum for students to demonstrate their ability to conduct action research in professional settings. Students will gain advanced research skills used in the study of educational issues, practices, and policy. Strategies for presenting educational research in a professional and compelling way will also be covered. (3 credits) Prerequisite: EM632.
  • EN111 – COMPOSITION I. This course introduces students to the basics of good writing and leads them through the process of planning, developing, and revising a short essay. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to create a properly punctuated, short essay that consists of correct sentences and focused paragraphs and demonstrates knowledge and planning and revision strategies. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • EN112 – COMPOSITION II. This course introduces students to academic, research-based writing, including a review of the recursive writing process, the collection and use of research, and different modes of presentation. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to create a properly formatted, persuasive research project including planning documents, a short essay, and a presentation. Emphasis is given to academic research and presentation. (3 credits) Prerequisite: EN111.
  • EN115 – TECHNICAL WRITING FOR BUSINESS.  This course will cover the construction and use of executive summaries; scientific papers for publication; summaries and abstracts; memos and e-mails; structure and phrasing of reports; effective letter writing; instructions and procedures. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • EN221 – AMERICAN LITERATURE I. This course will introduce students to the various types of writing that occurred in American society through the middle of the nineteenth century from Colonization to American Romanticism. Along with exploring different styles of writing, the course will provide a backdrop of American history to show the motivation of the writers during the time periods in which they wrote. Throughout the course, students will also be introduced to different literary styles. By reading various texts and writing strategies, students will understand how non-fiction, fiction, and poetic works helped to mold American society and how these texts were perceived by others. (3 credits) Prerequisite: EN112.
  • GS150 – GENERAL BIOLOGY. This course introduces the basic principles of biology and demonstrates how relevant science is to everyday life. General biology focuses on the theoretical foundations that form our understanding of the living world. Upon completion, students will possess a broad, conceptual understanding of living organisms from the building blocks of cells to ecosystems. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • GS210 – EARTH SCIENCE. This course is an overview of planet Earth and the materials and processes which extend from Earth’s core to the outer reaches of the solar system. This course touches on a diverse group of sciences, introducing underlying principles from geology, oceanography, and meteorology. Small components of astronomy and the biosphere are also studied. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • HI171 – WORLD CIVILIZATION I.  World Civilization I is a chronological survey of the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, and cultural aspects of World humanity from the earliest cultures to 1789. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • HI172 – WORLD CIVILIZATION II. This course is a chronological survey of the most important events, individuals, and ideas in the history of World civilization since the Renaissance period to contemporary times. Emphasis will be placed on the rise of monarchy, individualism and capitalism, industrial revolution, political revolutions, and recent world developments. (3 credits) Prerequisite: HI171.
  • IS500 – SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN.  This course provides an introduction to the field of systems analysis and design. Students will focus on using the appropriate logical and design processes to develop business information systems. Specific topics include determining business requirements, documenting organizational processes, analyzing information flows, and reengineering and designing information systems.  (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA500.
  • IS501 – NETWORKING AND DATA COMMUNICATION.  This course will introduce concepts that help the student achieve an in-depth understanding of the often complex topic of data communications and computer networks by balancing the more technical aspects and the everyday practical aspects. Among the topics are full coverage of wireless technologies, industry convergence, compression techniques, network security, LAN technologies, VoIP, and expanded coverage of error detection and correction. (3 credits) Prerequisite: IS500.
  • IS502 – DATABASE MANAGEMENT.  This course introduces students to database concepts. Through hands-on application, students will learn basic skills in creating and using a database. They will also learn why a database is necessary in day-to-day business functions. (3 credits) Prerequisite: IS500.
  • IS503 – COMPUTER AND NETWORKING SECURITY. This course provides an introduction to the field of computer security principles and network security. Specific topics to be examined include computer security threats and attacks, vulnerabilities in the password authentication system, file system, virtual memory system, threats and vulnerabilities to network architectures and protocols, Botnets, email security, IP security, web security, and network security management techniques such as firewalls and IDS. Prerequisite: IS500.
  • MA125 – COLLEGE ALGEBRA. This course examines fundamental algebraic concepts. These concepts include linear equations, inequalities, polynomial, rational, radical functions, solving quadratic equations, and quadratic functions as well as exponential and logarithmic functions. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • MG505 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. This course explores the strategic choices, multi-national executives face as they form, implement, test, and adopt a strategy to compete around the world. Students will look at the organizational structure to compete in a global workforce. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA500.
  • MG631 – THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. In a study of the financial operations of multinational corporations and financial institutions, students will focus on macroeconomic variables, models of policy effects over time, foreign exchange markets, and trade balances. Topics include Gross Domestic Product, foreign exchange risk, rates of return analysis, Purchasing Power Parity, interest rate determination, and policies affecting fixed and floating exchange rates in the unique context of multinational finance. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA500.
  • MG636 – CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT.  The hyper-competitive global arena of the twenty- first century mandates that managers develop the skills necessary to design and implement global strategies, to conduct effective cross-national interactions, and to manage daily operations in foreign subsidiaries. Through extensive case study, students learn how the variable of culture interacts with other national and international factors to affect managerial processes and behaviors. Cross-cultural management and competitive strategy is evaluated in the context of global changes – the European Union, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the liberalization of Eastern Europe, and the evolving marketplace of the Commonwealth of Independent States, which require new management applications. (3 credits) Prerequisite: MG641.
  • MG637 – HUMAN RESOURCES FOR MANAGERS.  This course will provide students the opportunity to gain an understanding of what constitutes effective global human resource management and how human resource issues can be managed within the international context. Students will understand key theories in human resource management and an in-depth knowledge and understanding of real-life international human resource issues, best practices, and skills needed to operate across national borders.
  • MG641 – LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. Dynamic environments need leaders who challenge themselves to discover and test new ways to be effective. This course examines a variety of methods to manage and lead people in complex organizations and design workplaces that elicit high performance from individuals, teams, and organizations. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA500.
  • MG647 – MANAGING THE GLOBAL WORKFORCE. Global leaders must be able to effectively acquire, develop, compensate, and motivate employees in order to maximize organizational effectiveness. In this course, through the investigations of case studies and supplemental readings, students will learn about the human resources elements which contribute to business success as well as the methods for developing a plan for maximizing the human capital of an organization. (3 credits) Prerequisite: MG631.
  • MG651 – HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT. This course addresses the management of organizations that deliver health care services such as hospitals, nursing homes, multi-specialty clinics, and home health care agencies. Students will examine principles of effective management including organizational design, motivation, leadership, conflict management, teamwork, and strategic alliances. Management issues that distinguish health services organizations from other types of organizations will be identified and strategies for dealing with these issues will be evaluated. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA500.
  • MG656 – OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT. This course presents techniques and methods for managing operations in services and manufacturing. Current topics such as supply chain management, the balanced scorecard, and yield management are examined using a real-world perspective and a contemporary approach. This course stresses teamwork, quality, and customer service. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BA521.
  • MG671 – STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT. This course introduces students to the strategic management process. Through analysis and real- life problem solving, students integrate management, finance, accounting, marketing, economics, production, and decision-making concepts in order to understand an organization’s many moving parts. Students will gain insight into the daunting task of managing an organization and its complex components. (3 credits) Prerequisites: BA655.
  • MG672 – SALES MANAGEMENT. This course is designed to teach students a series of key concepts, methods, techniques, and skills that, when used by the sales manager, can produce highly effective and successful sales. These tactics are applicable to a wide variety of management and sales management roles. (3 credits) Prerequisites: MG641.
  • MG673 – ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGY. This course focuses on the creation of strategic growth as a catalyst for a small company’s transition to being a key competitor in an industry segment. Using a diverse selection of case studies, students explore the strategic management process as it relates to building the entrepreneurial firm. (3 credits) Prerequisites: BA560.
  • PF101 – ACADEMIC STRATEGIES. In this course, students develop skills and plans that will help them succeed throughout their academic programs and beyond. This includes how to set and reach goals, manage physical health and stress, build and maintain strong support systems, stay organized, practice effective reading and writing strategies, and prepare for exams. Students conclude by examining the causes of stress and the practical coping skills used by the most effective learners. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • PF499 – CAREER STRATEGIES. Today’s employees must practice a career development strategy of lifelong learning in order to weather many rapid changes in the workforce. In this course, students will launch their lifelong career development strategy by critically examining their personal and professional identities. Students will analyze the current job market with a personalized, professional outlook, and create a portfolio of their personal history and future career plan relevant to the current job market. Furthermore, they will learn successful techniques to interview, negotiate, and pursue advancement. (3 credits) Prerequisite: End of Program.
  • P150 – AMERICAN GOVERNMENT. A study of the principles and problems of American government, including the US Constitution and the concept of Federalism and the organization and functions of federal, state, and local governments. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • PY141 – GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY. This course introduces students to the principal areas, problems, and concepts of psychology: perception, thinking, motivation, personality, social behavior, and research methods. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • SO241 – GENERAL SOCIOLOGY. This course provides a broad introduction to sociology. Emphasis is placed on the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human societies. Analysis of major social institutions in relation to society as a whole and the causes and effects of social change are also included. (3 credits) Prerequisite: None.
  • ST235 – ELEMENTARY STATISTICS. In this course, students are provided a balanced and comprehensive overview of basic statistics. Topics include descriptive statistics, bivariate data, probability, probability distributions, statistical inference, and linear regression. There will be an emphasis on generating, applying and evaluating statistical information from real-world applications such as business, politics, and research. (3 credits) Prerequisite: MA125.