ACC 4406 Advanced Accounting 4 cr.
ACC 4407 Taxes 4 cr.
BUS 1100 Introduction to Business 4 cr.
BUS 2203 Accounting for Business 4 cr.
BUS 2210 Management Information Systems 4 cr.
BUS 4402W Strategic Analysis and Decision Making 4 cr.
Strategic Analysis and Decision Making is a capstone course that exposes students to issues that concern the firm as a whole. Through the use of “real-world” case studies and sophisticated practitioner journal articles, students will be called upon to grapple with such strategic issues as sizing up an organization’s standing in the marketplace, differentiating between winning and mediocre strategies, and spotting ways to improve a company’s strategy execution. In this course student teams will meet with the teaching team one hour per week to discuss their analysis of the assigned readings and cases. Prerequisite: BUS 1100 and all required BUS2xxx courses. Fulfills X and W in LS Core.
COM 1020 Public Communication 4 cr.
COM 3201 Gender & Communication 4 cr.
This course explores how gender influences the form, style and content of our communication. In addition, this course considers how gender relates to larger issues in communication such as dominance, violence, the power of language and how that structures our world, influences our culture and our perceptions, and the promotion of dominant ideologies of gender. To accomplish these ends, we will examine popular culture both historically as well as contemporary. Students will be asked to look at the underlying assumptions about what it means to be and behave like one gender or another and what it means to live with intersexuality. Exploration of cultures that recognize three gender categories will be discussed. Prerequisite: COM 1020 and COM 2201, or consent of the instructor.
EEN177 Renewable Energy & the Environment 4 cr.
This course combines both theory and nuts and bolts experience with electricity, energy production, and renewable energy topics. Students first learn the very basics of electricity - voltage, current, Ohm’s law. Power and the generation of power will be covered. The amount of coal needed to generate electricity to carry out various everyday tasks is explored. Renewable energy and energy efficiency are introduced. The cost of power is discussed. Real world applications are incorporated - student homes become “lab areas” where energy use of appliances is evaluated, along with actual analysis of electric bills. As the course progresses, issues pertaining to the impact of fossil fuel dependence on the environment are explored. Prerequisites: None. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science Distribution Requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core. NOTE: Credit cannot be awarded for both EEN1065 and EEN1177.
MGT 3325 Ethics and Social Responsibility 4 cr.
Ethics and Social Responsibility provides students with opportunities to examine the meaning of business ethics and the social responsibility of business in light of the numerous high profile challenges that managers face in the current business environment. Varying ethical approaches will be applied to ethical leadership and the management of conflicting values confronting business leaders on a daily basis. The more global issue of balancing principles of good business with principles of ethical behavior in various cultures will be discussed. Students will participate in a significant service-learning project in this course. . Prerequisite: BUS 1100 and at least Sophomore standing. Fulfills E and X in LS Core.
MGT 3310 Organizational Behavior 4 cr.
PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy 4 cr.
A first course in philosophy focusing on classic questions that have stirred the perennial human quest for wisdom. We will explore such questions as: Are humans free or determined? How do the mind and body interact? Is ethics just relative to each person or society? Should there be any limits to the political freedom of citizens? Does God exist? The course will introduce students to the methods and culture of philosophy: sympathetic understanding, critical analysis, fair argumentation, and a persistent desire to know the truth whatever it is. The focus and questions covered will be determined by each instructor. Fulfills PHL in LS Core.
PHL 2020(W) Perspectives on the Good Life 4 cr.
Before it comes to an end, how shall I spend the life I have? What would make that life genuinely worth living? We will seek the guidance of many masters: East and West, ancient and modern, women and men and from diverse races. We have much to consider, but the main challenge for each of us is to shape a perspective we can each embrace as our own. What could be more important? Prerequisite: PHL 1000. Fulfills E and W in LS Core.
RTS 1100 Christianity in Context 4 cr.
WGS 2010 Intro to Ethnic Studies 4 cr.
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the academic field of Ethnic Studies and the interdisciplinary questions it poses about the way that race, ethnicity and racism structure our world. The course’s focus is within a framework analyzing a range of themes and topics including the intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality; issues of power and privilege; immigration; popular culture and representation. The experiences of various communities of color will be explored including: African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanos, Latinas, Native Americans and others. This course will also introduce major debates and issues facing Ethnic Studies in the 21st century such as immigration rights, Diaspora and globalization. A variety of mediums will be used in the course including historical and theoretical texts, newspaper articles, online postings, film and cultural analysis. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement and D in LS Core.
WGS 3300 U.S. Women’s History 4 cr.
WLC 1000 International Customs, Cultures & Languages 4cr.
This course explores the culture (or cultures) of a non-English-speaking country. The course aims to stimulate cultural curiosity and cross-cultural communication, along with providing practical knowledge of the customs and culture(s) of the specfic country that will be covered each semester. The aspects of the country’s culture that will be covered include Culture and Arts, Social values, Food and other customs, Economics, Geography, History, Politics, Demographics and other social issues such as immigration/emigration, the environment, and mass media. There will also be a language component at the introductory level to provide students with the tools to navigate the target culture. This course is available exclusively for Degree Completion students who are taking courses through the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Fulfills FL in LS Core for GPS students.
WRT 3050W Business and Administrative Communication 4 cr.
This course introduces the principles of effective communication in modern organizations, with particular attention to written communication. Emphasis on analyzing audience, achieving appropriate tone, and developing effective rhetorical strategies to relay information, shape ideas, advise, instruct, persuade, and establish rapport. Prerequisite: WRT1050 or ENG1050 or FYW1050. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement or the Institutional Writing Intensive Requirement. Fulfills W in LS Core. Three hours a week.