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Courses Developed for Online Delivery

The following courses have been developed for delivery online. We will not offer each course every semester.


Accounting Communication Arts Finance Philosophy
Art Computer Science History Political Science
Business Administration Driver & Traffic Safety Health Management Science Psychology
Business Information Technology Economics Humanities Sociology
Chemistry Education Mathematics Spanish
Criminal Justice English Nursing Special Education




ACCT 200 Elements of Accounting I 3 cr. Basic principles of the complete accounting cycle with emphasis on current assets; property, plant, and equipment; and current liabilities. Prerequisite: MATH 103 or higher.

ACCT 201 Elements of Accounting II 3 cr. A continuation course of ACCT 200 with emphasis on partnerships, corporations, and management accounting. Prerequisite: ACCT 200.

ACCT 300 Legal Environment of Business 3 cr. Includes the nature and function of law; contracts and private property as basic concepts in free enterprise; the legal system and evolution of attitudes and law regarding marketing functions and governmental regulation imposed on business activities. Prerequisite: Sophomore status or higher.

ACCT 321 Managerial Accounting 3 cr. Emphasizes structuring and analyzing accounting data for management decisions related to manufacturing, merchandising, and service entities. Prerequisite: ACCT 201. Co-requisite: BADM 301.


ART 110 Introduction to Visual Arts 3 cr. (GE3) Study and appreciation of visual arts. Three hour lecture.

ART 210 Art History I 3 cr. (GE3-Diversity) A survey of western art from Paleolithic to Renaissance.

Business Administration

BADM 120 Fundamentals of Business 3 cr. Students will develop an understanding of the abilities and skills required for success in future business and nonbusiness careers and endeavors within society. This course may not be taken by business majors during their final two semesters. An excellent course for beginning students and nonbusiness majors.

BADM 226 Quantitative Methods for Business 3 cr. Introduction to the application of mathematical, statistical, and quantitative techniques to business decision making. Topics addressed will include introductory applied calculus, applied statistics, forecasting, queuing theory, and simulation. Prerequisites: MATH 240, BOTE 247 and ECON 201.

BADM 301 Fundamentals of Management 3 cr. Focuses on the nature of management, the evolution of management thought, strategic management and planning concepts, decision making and creative problem solving, and motivation and leadership in a changing environment. Prerequisite: Sophomore status.

BADM 303 Human Resource Management 3 cr. Includes personnel policies, programs, and procedures, standards, employment, staffing, wage and salary administration, personnel laws, and personnel research. Prerequisite: BADM 301.

BADM 304 Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management 3 cr. Introductory entrepreneurship course is intended to provide a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs, innovation and creativity in the global economy. The various components of a business plan are introduced. This course is complemented at the end of the management program with the entrepreneurship and new venture creation course. Prerequisite: BADM 301.

BADM 307 International Business 3 cr. (Diversity) Introduces conceptual and operational problems of participating in international business. Coverage includes a study of managerial, marketing, financial, accounting, legal, economic and cultural environments in foreign markets for the conduct of world business. Prerequisites: BADM 301 and 321.

BADM 309 Safety Management 3 cr. Introduces safety management in the work place and its application to the law, OSHA, cost analysis, program organization, and safety program administration. Prerequisite: BADM 301.

BADM 321 Marketing 3 cr. Acquaints students with the principles, concepts and perspectives underlying marketing functions, including the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of products, services, and ideas, and the role of marketing in society. Prerequisite: Sophomore status.

BADM 324 Integrated Marketing Communications 3 cr. Acquaints students with the role of integrated marketing communications concepts and practices in enhancing the equity of brands, and provides thorough coverage of all aspects of an IMC program: advertising, promotions, packaging, and branding strategies, point of purchase communications, marketing oriented public relations, and event and cause oriented sponsorships. Prerequisite: BADM 321 or permission of instructor.

BADM 406 Professional Business Ethics 3 cr. Studies of ethical issues faced by businesses including distributive justice, capitalism, decision-making, corporate responsibility, corporate morality, governance, whistle-blowing, hiring policies, codes of ethics, advertising, safety, pollution, and foreign business practices. Prerequisite: BADM 301.

BADM 408 Negotiations 3 cr. The study of negotiation to include framing, strategizing, planning, tactics, negotiating, and settlement. The course of study includes individual, organizational, and collective bargaining processes. It also includes practical applications of bargaining processes through group projects. Prerequisite: BADM 301.

BADM 416 Operations Management 3 cr. Introduces the concepts, issues, and problems of operations management and the management of the production function. Problems are analyzed and solutions are recommended. Microcomputer applications are addressed. Prerequisites: BADM 226 and BADM 301.

BADM 421 Applied Business Research 3 cr. Explores the full range of activities involved in the marketing research process for business including research and measurement concepts, sampling and field work, and data analysis and presentation. Prerequisite: BADM 321.

BADM 422 Consumer Behavior 3 cr. Studies the consumer decision-making process in the purchase of goods and services. Emphasis is placed on developing and understanding the determinants of consumer behavior and the appropriate application of marketing strategies. Prerequisite: BADM 321 or permission of instructor.

BADM 424 Logistics and Channel Management 3 cr. Explores channels of distribution considering behavioral, social, and economic aspects of the distribution system to include transportation, inventory management, order processing, purchasing, warehousing, materials handling, packaging, customer service, and product scheduling. Prerequisite: BADM 321.

BADM 427 International Marketing 3 cr. (Diversity)Introduces the essentials of conducting international marketing operations to include estimating market potential, developing entry strategies, and managing and controlling marketing programs. Prerequisite: BADM 321.

BADM 436 Organizational Behavior Principles and Practices 3 cr. Includes the principles, concepts, and processes that interpret human relations in management at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Prerequisite: BADM 303.

BADM 437 International Culture and Management 3 cr. (Diversity) Examines the impact of culture on business practices and introduces the student to the management process in an international setting. Includes an examination of comparative systems and environmental conditions and their impact on management decisions. Prerequisite: BADM 307.

BADM 462 International Business Strategy 3 cr. Provides an international business capstone experience. Case studies il lustrating international business decisions and operations are emphasized. Prerequisite: BADM 307.

BADM 465 Strategic Management 3 cr. An analysis of the objectives of business firms and the development and evaluation of strategies and policies designed to meet these objectives. Cases are emphasized. Prerequisites: BADM 301, 321 and FIN 353.

BADM 488 Marketing Strategy 3 cr. Management of marketing organizations and integration of functions, with emphasis on planning and designing strategies and applying tools and techniques for problem solving and decision making. Co-requisites: BADM 324, BADM 422 and BADM 427 Prerequisites: BADM 321 and BADM 421.

BADM 489 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation 3 cr. This course focuses on entrepreneurship, new venture creation, and the completion of your own business plan. The business plan applies principles, concepts and a framework to real world situations. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 321, BADM 321, BADM 304, and FIN 353.

BADM 498 Management Capstone 3 cr. *PD This course focuses on entrepreneurship, new venture creation, and the completion of a business plan. The business plan applies principles, concepts and a framework to real world situations. Co-requisite: BADM 465. Prerequisites: BADM 416 and BADM 489.

BADM 525 Strategic Marketing (3 SH) Investigates marketing from a managerial perspective, including the critical analysis of functions of marketing, opportunity assessment, marketing planning and programming, marketing leadership and organization, and implementing, evaluating, controlling, and adjusting the marketing effort. Focuses on the creative process involved in applying the knowledge and concepts of marketing to the development of marketing strategy. Integrates marketing decisions, ethics, strategies, and plans with other functional business areas.

BADM 535 Management Principles and Practices (3 SH) Introduces principles and practices of managing corporate and organizational resources. Describes how managers plan, organize, lead, motivate, and control human and other resources. Introduces classical, behavioral, ethical, and quantitative approaches to management. Explores management challenges and problems as presented by individuals and groups.

BADM 537 Human Resource Management (3 SH) Studies the contribution of the human resource management function to the strategic effectiveness of an organization, including job analysis, employment law, staffing, retention, human resource development, performance management, compensation, and negotiations.

BADM 550 Statistical and Quantitative Applications- A Managerial Approach (3 SH) Introduces the applications of statistical and quantitative techniques to business decision-making; covers the development of skills in interpreting techniques using analysis of variance, decision analysis, linear and multiple regression analysis and various quantitative techniques. Additionally, emphasizes modeling and forecasting issues and methodology. Explores software applications for research using industry standard statistical software packages.

BADM 555 International Management (3 SH) Provides an intensive study of managerial concepts and methods pertaining to international business with a focus on the special demands made on managers of international operations, due to differences in management styles and systems. Exposes students to cultural, behavioral, ethical, and strategic imperatives in a global business environment.

BADM 565 Strategic Management (3 SH) Challenges the student to conceptualize, analyze, and plan the application and administration of strategies both from the executive level and from the organizational entrepreneurial level. Integrates the teachings of a variety of fields and depends heavily on case analysis.

BADM 598 Capstone Experience (3 SH) (Taken the last semester) Provides for individual or group research culminating in a formal paper (e.g., a business plan, case study, or applied research project) and presentation thereof. The formal presentation will be reviewed by a committee of graduate business faculty members. Provides an intensive study of entrepreneurship theory and practice. Explores entrepreneurship practice, new venture creation, management of a growing company, entrepreneurial marketing, entrepreneurial finance, global entrepreneurship, and organizational strategies for new business enterprises. Includes the development of business and operational plans for new ventures or, depending on the needs of the student, existing enterprises. For students in specialized cohorts, the content will vary according to the research projects involved or the nature of the cohort’s specialty. Prerequisites BADM 525, BADM 535, FIN 545, BADM 550

Business Information Technology

BIT 123 Technology-Personal Development 2 cr. (GE4) Introduction to technology for personal development. Emphasis placed on how to exploit technology to achieve goals and improve quality of life.

BIT 154 Word Processing and Presentation Software 3 cr. Use of word processing and presentation software to create professional business documents and presentations. Prerequisite(s): previous computer experience.

BIT 220 Management Information Systems 3 cr. Designed to provide an introduction to systems and development concepts, technology acquisition, and various types of application software that have become prevalent or are emerging in modern organizations and society. This course also introduces students to contemporary information systems and demonstrates how these systems are used throughout global organizations. The focus of this course is on the key components of information systems - people, software, hardware, data, and communication technologies, and how these components can be integrated and managed to create competitive advantage.

BIT 235 Introduction to Web Site Design 3 cr. Basics of web site design using HTML code and web editing software. Prerequisite(s): Previous computer experience.

BIT 236 Business Design Tools 3 cr. Hands-on computer course that surveys current software packages in the area of desktop publishing. Prerequisite(s): Previous computer experience.

BIT 310 IT Project Management 3 cr. Designed to examine the processes, methods, techniques, and tools that organizations use to manage their information systems projects utilizing a systematic methodology for initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects.

BIT 311 Collaborative Computing 3 cr. *PD Designed to explore team creation, social and environmental aspects, member roles, and virtual team management. Prerequisite: BIT 220

BIT 312 Data and Information Mgmt 3 cr. This course provides students with an introduction to the core concepts in data and information management. It is centered around the core skills of identifying organizational information requirements, modeling them using conceptual data modeling techniques, converting the conceptual data models into relational data models and verifying its structural characteristics with normalization techniques and implementing and utilizing a relational database. Prerequisites: BIT 220, BIT 311, and BIT 310.

BIT 318 Business Communication 3 cr. Focuses on oral, written and nonverbal communication skills used in business. Emphasis on virtual and global communication, listening and collaborative communications skills, and enhancement of communication using multimedia. Co-requisite: BADM 301. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 110 and previous computer experience.

BIT 342 Advanced Web Site Design 3 cr. Enhancement of students' skills to plan and develop well-designed web sites that combine effective navigation with the balanced use of graphics, text, and color. Prerequisite(s): BIT 235 and BIT 236.

BIT 358 IT Infrastructure 3 cr.Designed to explore topics related to both computer and systems architecture and communication networks.

BIT 370 Web-Based App Development 3 cr. Designed to explore e-Business technologies, web programming languages, databases, and user input. Offered online only. Prerequisites: BIT 235 and BIT 312.

BIT 385 Technology Management 3 cr. Designed to explore current issues, approaches to the management of technology, the interaction of new technologies with existing technologies, legal and regulatory implications of technology, ethics, and the processes through which organizations generate and absorb technological innovations.

BIT 443 Outsourcing Management 3 cr. Designed to explore the initiation of a sourcing decision and evaluation process through supplier selection and transition to outsourcing and insourcing. Prerequisite: BIT 220.

BIT 452 Client/Server Database 3 cr. Designed to explore the issues of managing database systems as essential organizational resources. Students learn the enterprise-data-architecture components, data storage configurations, and information retrieval methods. Prerequisite: BIT 312 .

BIT 453 Systems Analysis 3 cr. Designed to explore systematic methodologies for analyzing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, computer-based technologies can play in addressing the business need, articulating business requirements for the technology solution, specifying alternative approaches to acquiring the technology capabilities needed to address the business requirements, and specifying the requirements for the systems solution. Prerequisites: BIT 220, BIT 310, and BIT 311.

BIT 460 MIS Seminar 3 cr. *PD Provides students an opportunity to explore current issues, trends, and careers in the field. Prerequisites: Senior status and final semester of program.

BIT 470 Projects in MIS 3 cr. Culminating experience for all MIS majors. The application of concepts learned from courses taken in the College of Business core, Management Information Systems core, and tracks are applied to real world projects. Prerequisite: Senior Status.

BIT 497 Internship 3-9 cr. Internship allows the student to combine an on-the-job learning experience with related academic coursework. Prerequisite(s): Senior status, restricted to MIS majors.

BIT 510 Managerial Communication (3 SH) Focuses on the application of communication strategy to improve oral and written messages that are appropriate for today’s global business environment. Includes three themes: communication improvement through reflection and application, contemporary communication practices and influences, and communication components of planning, conducting, and presenting research.

BIT 556 Virtual Business (3 SH) Exploration of the many nuances (employee, management, hardware/software, etc.) involved in the management and operation of a virtual business.

BIT 560 Manage/Integrate IS Function (3 SH) An integrative managerial perspective for aligning competitive strategy, core competencies, and information system functions along with technology. Development and implementation of policies and strategies to achieve organizational goals. Defining the systems that support the operational, administrative, and strategic needs of the organization, its business units, individual employees, and external business relationships. Includes global and international issues such as privacy, security, workforce restrictions, and collaboration.

BIT 561 MIS Project Management (3 SH) IS Project Management will introduce students to the concepts of managing projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting, and closing a project; project integration, scope, time, cost, quality control, and risk management; software size and cost estimation; assigning work to programmer and other teams; monitoring progress; version control; and identifying project champions, working with user teams, training, and documentation.

BIT 562 Management Information Systems (3 SH) Integrates fundamental concepts of systems and information with those of organizational structure and management. Performs the analysis of information flow in organizations and the operating context of the various computer-based subsystems of an organizational information system.

BIT 563 Database Management and Administration (3 SH) Promotes an understanding of the issues in managing database systems as an essential organizational resource. Students learn the enterprise-data-architecture components, data storage configurations, and information retrieval methods. It expands from the relational model to the multidimensional model, object-relational techniques, and web accessed data. Prerequisite: BIT 564

BIT 564 Systems Analysis (3 SH) This course provides an understanding and application of system analysis and modeling processes. Students evaluate and choose appropriate system development methodologies and analyze a system. Students learn the importance of effective communication and integration with users. The course emphasizes interpersonal skill development with clients, users, team members, and others associated with development, and operation of an information system.

BIT 565 Systems Design (3 SH) This course provides an understanding and application of systems design, implementation, and maintenance methodologies. Students learn that systems design is not merely a ‘technical’ or ‘computer’ activity, but a ‘business’ activity. Prerequisites: BIT 563 and BIT 564

BIT 566 Knowledge Management (3 SH) Study of theory and application of the management of organizational knowledge for creating business value and generating a competitive advantage. Focus on how to implement a knowledge management strategy and knowledge management system in an organization. Includes infrastructure evaluation; KM system analysis, design, and development; and KM system deployment and assessment.

BIT 570 E-Business Strategy (3 SH) This course covers the fundamental technologies associated with consumer-to-business and business-to-business interaction and delivery of content via the Internet.

BIT 575 Business Network Systems Management (3 SH) Develops a managerial level of technical knowledge and terminology for data, voice, image, and video communications and computer networks to effectively communicate with technical, operational and management people in telecommunications. Students are expected to understand and apply data communications concepts to situations encountered in industry; learn general concepts and techniques of data communications; understand the technology of the Internet; and understand the regulatory environment.

BIT 582 Professional Consulting in IS (3 SH) While consulting with a business, students will integrate the concepts and techniques learned in the MSIS program. Prerequisite: Taken during final semester

BOTE 102 Keyboarding I 3 cr. Basic instruction and practice in using the alphanumeric keyboard. Emphasis on proper fingering for touch operation of the keyboard, development of speed and accuracy, and exploration of business document formatting. Offered online only.

BOTE 127 Information Processing 3 cr. Introduction to computer concepts, hardware and software applications, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and Internet. Course may be waived if student holds MOS certification in Word, Excel, and Power Point at the specialist level.

BOTE 152 Keyboarding II 3 cr. Development of speed and accuracy in keyboarding straight copy and production activities. Emphasis placed on formatting and keying various business documents including memos, letters, reports, and tables from straight copy, rough drafts, and unarranged material. Prerequisite(s): BOTE 102 or at least one semester of high school keyboarding. Offered online only.

BOTE 247 Spreadsheet Applications 3 cr. Intermediate and advanced use of application software for creation of spreadsheets, graphs, databases, and macros. Integration with other software applications is also reviewed. MIS students should take this course prior to CSCI 111. Prerequisite(s): Previous computer experience.


CHEM 115/115L Introductory Chemistry 4 cr. (GE6) Presents knowledge of concepts of chemical principles in greater depth and with more mathematical applications than in CHEM 110. Includes studies of general inorganic principles. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. Corequisite: MATH 102 or 103. *Labs are not available online. They will be face to face on-campus on Saturdays. Dates will be determined once the course begins.

Criminal Justice

CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 cr. Examines the criminal justice process, including legislative law-making, law enforcement, prosecution, the courts, and corrections; highlights contemporary issues and landmark cases influencing case processing at different stages throughout the criminal justice system; familiarizes students with the Bill of Rights and Amendments critical to law enforcement, evidentiary issues, and correctional procedures; a basic survey and Prerequisite(s) for all criminal justice courses.

CJ 226 Introduction to Criminal Investigations 3 cr. This course provides a broad examination of the basic principles involved in conducting a criminal investigation. Prerequisite(s): CJ 201.

CJ 227 Children and Youth as Crime Victims 3 cr. *PD This course will explore the recognized physical, emotional, and behavioral indicators of abuse and mistreatment of children and adolescents, and the factors and conditions which can influence their adult offenders. Potential intervention approaches will be examined regarding their suitablility and desired outcomes while regarding the family relationship. Recommended: CJ 201.

CJ 300 Policing and Police-Community Relations 3 cr. An historical examination of the evolution of the role of police in Western culture; included are the philosophical, social, legal, political, educational and religious influences on the purpose of police power of the state; examines current and future trends, research and practices that are developed for the policing function; discusses the social and individual effects of police work in Western society. Prerequisite(s): CJ 201.

CJ 320 Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Punishments 3 cr. *PD Distinguishes between probation and parole; examines community corrections options, including home confinement, electronic monitoring, intensive supervised probation/parole; uses of volunteers and paraprofessionals; presentence investigation report preparation; probation/parole officer work roles, duties; functions of jails; recidivism of clients; contemporary community correctional issues. Prerequisite(s): CJ 201.

CJ 322 Criminal Law 3 cr. A critical examination of the development and function of Western criminal law; analyzes current definitions of criminal acts and omissions, defenses and justifications in the social and legal society of the United States; illustrates the development of legal interpretations of criminal statutes through the use of current and historical U.S. Supreme Court and state court decisions. Prerequisite(s): CJ 201.

CJ 330 Criminological Theory 3 cr. Provides an examination of the major criminological schools of thought as well as the prominent theorists within each school; theories are presented that examine criminal motivation and the application of criminal law; additionally, the implicit theoretical assumptions regarding the punishment of offenders is examined. Prerequisite(s): CJ 201.

CJ 340 Juvenile Justice System 3 cr. Illustrates major components of juvenile justice system, including arrest, intake, adjudication, and disposition of juvenile offenders; examines transfer process for treating juveniles as adults; describes landmark legal cases extending rights to juveniles; examines juvenile court organization as an adversarial system; treatment of contemporary juvenile justice issues, including death penalty for juveniles and deinstitutionalization of status offenders. Prerequisite(s): CJ 201.

CJ 362 Women in the Criminal Justice System 3 cr. (Diversity) Examines the nature and extent of female offenders, victims in the criminal justice system. The course will provide students with an understanding of the processing of women offenders through the criminal justice system. Students will also become familiar with the theoretical concepts focusing on female criminality and victimization. Prerequisite(s): CJ 201.

CJ 365 Law and Society 3 cr. Examination of the various perspectives on the development and implementation of law and assessment of the various facets of law in action. Prerequisite(s): CJ 201.

CJ 491 Senior Seminar 3 cr. Integration of program outcomes with application of knowledge, values, and skills necessary for field entry, value and ethical considerations, and the development and implementation of future career objectives. Provides application of core courses, provides students with current developments in key core areas. Prerequisite(s): criminal justice major, senior status and must have completed all CJ core courses.

CJ 530 Women and Crime (3 SH) Research on women and the criminal justice system is one of the most rapidly developing and controversial areas in the criminal justice field. This course focuses on two broad areas: 1) women as offenders and 2) women and victims.

Communication Arts

COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 cr. (GE1) The theory and practice of public speaking with emphasis on topic selection, content, organization of material, language, methods of securing attention and maintaining interest, delivery and critical evaluation of informative and persuasive messages. May not be used as part of communication arts major, minor, or concentration.

Computer Science

CSCI 101 Introduction to Computer Science 3 cr. General hardware and software issues such as: terminology, environments. Applications such as: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, Internet usage.

Driver Traffic Safety

DTS 230 Driver and Traffic Safety Education 3 cr. Introduction to driver and traffic safety education. A review of various high school textbooks and other teaching tools.

DTS 260 Teenage Driving Behavior Problems 2 cr. Teaches prospective driver educators about the past problems concerning teenage traffic offenders. Assists driver educators in adjusting classroom presentations to address problems with beginning teenage drivers.

DTS 350 Advanced Driving 3 cr. Advanced driving to improve skills, perception, decision making, and general driving ability.

DTS 450 Organization and Administration of Safety Education 2 cr. Basic concepts and development of the four phase program: dual controlled car, simulator, multiple car driving range, and classroom. Pre/Co-requisite(s): DTS 230.


ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr. (GE7) Supply and demand, price and output determination in the product and resource markets, consumer demand, elasticity, costs and profits, and international trade.

ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr. (GE7) Nature, method, and scope of economic analysis; nature of economic growth; inflationary tendencies and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policies, international finance. (May be taken before ECON 201.)


ED 250 Foundations of Education 2 cr. Study of the historical, philosophical, and sociological concepts that have impacted the development of American public schools. Includes an orientation to the teaching profession and a field experience.

ED 260 Educational Psychology 2 cr. Emphasizes learning theory, effective teaching, classroom management and child development as applied to educational settings.

ED 380 Technology in Teaching 2 cr. Strategies for the instructional uses of technology including multimedia presentation, e-mail, internet, spreadsheets, data bases, and emerging technologies. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320 or CD majors.

ED 470 Teaching Diverse Learners 2 cr. (Diversity) Adapting teaching strategies to cultural, ethnic, linguistic, developmental and physical differences in the classroom. Collaborating with related professions in individualizing instruction. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320.


ENGL 110 College Composition I 3 cr. (GE1) Guided practice in college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking. Emphasis on writing processes, and on approaches to critical reading. Does not apply toward the English major/minor.

ENGL 120 College Composition II 3 cr. (GE1) Advanced practice in college-level writing from sources and in applying rhetorical strategies. Emphasis on rhetorical strategies and incorporating research in academic writing. Does not apply toward the English major/minor. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 110.

ENGL 211 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 cr. Introduction to the form and craft of imaginative writing in fiction and poetry.

ENGL 220 Introduction to Literature 3 cr. (GE3) Reading and discussion of literary forms such as the short story, the novel, poetry, and drama, with emphasis on common literary terminology.

ENGL 225 Introduction to Film 3 cr. (GE3) Introduction to the aesthetic, technical, and social significance of selected films, with emphasis on understanding basic film vocabulary and narrative structure. Four studio hours per week.

ENGL 231 Bible as Literature 3 cr. (GE3) Study of the Bible from a literary point of view.

ENGL 232 World Mythology 3 cr. (GE3-Diversity) The study of representative myths, legends, and folklore from various cultures with emphasis upon the literary respects of myth.

ENGL 238 Children's Literature 3 cr. Introductory study of picture books and poetry; folk tales, fairy tales, myth, and legend; modern fiction, both realistic and imaginary; historical fiction; and biographical and informational books for children.

ENGL 252 Foundations in Brit Lit II 3 cr. (GE3) A continuing survey of British literature from the Romantic period to the present. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 110.

ENGL 261 Foundations in Am Lit I 3 cr. (GE3) A survey of American literature from the Puritans until the Civil War. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 110.

ENGL 262 Foundations in Am Lit II 3 cr. (GE3) Continuing survey of American literature since the Civil War. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 110.

ENGL 265 Native American Literature 3 cr. (Diversity) The study of Native American Indian legends, poems, and stories with emphasis on contemporary writings.

ENGL 315 Professional and Technical Writing 3 cr. Concentrated instruction and practice in technical and job-related expository writing.

ENGL 410 Fiction Workshop 3 cr. Concentrated instruction and practice in writing fiction.


FIN 353 Corporation Finance 3 cr. Introduces the student to the essentials of financial management. Coverage includes financial analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, and long term financing decisions. Co-Requisite/Prerequisite(s): MATH 240. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 201.

FIN 545 Financial Management and Accounting (3 SH) Provides advanced study in corporate financial management and accounting to provide a conceptual framework for analyzing the major types of decisions made by financial executives. Focuses on the application of theory to topical areas, including the functional uses of accounting, financial analysis, financial planning and forecasting, budgeting, acquisition and management of capital, financial instruments and markets, capital structure, and corporate valuation.


HIST 101 Western Civilization I 3 cr. (GE2) A survey of the political, intellectual, social and economic trends of Western Civilization from the Classical Age to the French Revolution. C1

HIST 103 U.S. History to 1877 3 cr. (GE2) Survey of U.S. history from Colonial period to end of Reconstruction. C1

HIST 104 U.S. History from 1877 3 cr. (GE2) Survey of U.S. history from end of Reconstruction to present. C2

HIST 299 Special Topics: History of U.S. Airpower

Health Management Science

HMS 151 Stress Management 2 cr. (GE4) Focuses on utilizing concepts related to stress and stress management strategies to achieve holistic high level wellness.

HMS 203 Health Care Through the Life Span 3 cr. Provides an overview of promotion of health and prevention of illness throughout the life span.

HMS 208 Medical Terminology 2 cr. Comprehensive examination of prefixes, stems, and suffixes as well as emphasis on pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of words used by health professionals including key pathology, diagnostic and treatment procedure terms.

HMS 213 Life Span Growth and Development 3 cr. Focuses on human growth and development throughout the life span. Prerequisite(s): PSY 111. Classroom Study = 45 hrs.

HMS 215 Principles of Pharmacology 3 cr. Provides a survey of all major drug groups as they apply to providing safe, therapeutic client care.

HMS 240 Nutrition 3 cr. Nutrition and application to human dietary needs of people at different ages.

HMS 243 Pathophysiology 3 cr. Provide fundamental knowledge of the structural and functional changes caused by disease and alterations in body function. Emphasis is placed on understanding changes and responses that produce signs and symptoms in common health problems. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 220 and BIOL 221.

HMS 260 Introduction to Public Health 3 cr. Examines the history, biomedical basis, disciplines (epidemiology, statistics, social and behavioral sciences), and techniques of public health, including education and policy development. Focuses on the health care system, medical care, and trends in public health. Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing or departmental approval.

HMS 279 Death and Dying 3 cr. Provides a holistic approach to end-of-life issues, including death, dying, and bereavement.

HMS 333 Transcultural Health Care 3 cr. (Diversity) Presents framework for health care providers to learn concepts and characteristics of diverse populations to provide culturally competent care for individuals, families, and communities.

HMS 379 Health and Physiological Aspects of Aging 3 cr. Examines concepts of health, physiological changes, and health related practices of older adults. Required for Gerontology minor.

HMS 460 Quality and Risk Management in Health Care 3 cr. Examines the fundamentals of a health care quality and risk management program, including risk identification, loss prevention, loss reduction, claims management process, risk financing, legal-ethical factors, and clinical risk exposures. Provides experience in quality and risk management practices that are unique to the health care settings. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, recommended for nursing majors & those with healthcare &/or management background.

HMS 463 Issues in Healthcare Regulation and Professional Practice 3 cr. Examines a variety of agencies that oversee and regulate healthcare in the United States. Focuses on a variety of professional standards and laws that affect quality of care delivery and managerial decision making. Prerequisite: Senior standing, recommended for nursing majors & those with healthcare &/or management background.


HUM 251 Humanities 3 cr. (GE3) Integrated course in art, literature, and music from the Stone Ages through the Early Middle Ages.

HUM 252 Humanities 3 cr. (GE3) Integrated course in art, literature, and music from the Gothic Period through the Seventeenth Century.

HUM 253 Humanities 3 cr. (GE3) Integrated course in art, literature, and music from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Era.


MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra 4 cr. Topics of study include properties of the real number system, factoring, linear and quadratic equations, polynomial and rational expressions, inequalities, systems of equations, exponents, radicals, function notation, rational equations, and absolute value. Graduation credit is not given for this course. Prerequisite: Qualifying math placement test score or ACT math subtest score of 18 or higher.

MATH 103 College Algebra 4 cr. (GE5) This course explores fundamental college algebra topics, either as preparation for further study in mathematics or to meet the general education requirement. Topics of study include the following: relations, functions, and graphing; equations and inequalities; complex numbers; radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; matrices; sequences and series; and the binomial theorem. Prerequisite(s): MATH 102 with a C or better, qualifying math placement test score, or ACT math subtest score of 22 or higher.

MATH 240 Applied Statistics 4 cr. (GE5) An examination of introductory statistics concepts, including sampling, descriptive statistics, probability, correlation, regression, binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing of one and two populations, ANOVA, and Chi-square tests. Technology will be used to enhance learning and mirror statistical applications and practices in the larger world. Prerequisite(s): MATH 102 with a C or better, qualifying math placement test score, or and ACT math subtest score of 22 or higher.

MATH 507 History of Mathematics (3 SH) Survey of the history of mathematics with emphasis on examining and solving problems that typify each historical period. While taking this course, students will (a.) become familiar with the history of mathematics, (b.) be introduced to historical figures who contributed to the development of mathematics, (c.) outline major trends, themes, and problems that impacted the development of mathematics, (d.) research the actual mathematics of different historical periods, and (e.) consider how the history of mathematics can be incorporated into the teaching of mathematics. In addition to discussions, problems, and exams, students will create projects that incorporate the history of mathematics into the high school math courses they teach.

MATH 511 Trends in Mathematics Education (3 SH) Exploration of topics and curriculum trends in secondary school mathematics.

MATH 596 Capstone Proposal (2 SH) With guidance from faculty, students pursue problems in the context of their classrooms, schools, or districts which impinge on student achievement in mathematics. Students work with their faculty advisors to characterize the problems, complete reviews of relevant literature, and create action research proposals to address the problems and evaluate outcomes of the proposed interventions.


NURS 222 Math for Meds 1 cr. Enables the student to develop calculation skills, using the dimensional analysis technique, to safely calculate and administer medications. CS = 15*

NURS 253 Nursing Perspectives 3 cr. Focuses on introductory concepts of the discipline of professional nursing Open to the general university student. CS = 45*.

NURS 363 Nursing Theory and Research 3 cr. Surveys contribution of theory and research to the development of the discipline of nursing. Focuses on nursing theories, conceptualizations, and research utilization for decision making within professional nursing. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing. CS = 45*

NURS 383 Professional Nursing I 3 cr. Introduces the student to the nature of baccalaureate nursing, including the Department of Nursing philosophy and curricular concepts. Students explore various nursing roles and theories in a variety of traditional and nontraditional settings. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into RN to BSN program. CS = 45*

NURS 421 Nursing Leadership Development 1 cr. Provides opportunities to implement leadership skills in professional roles and community service. Promotes activities in professionalism, continuing education, and networking. Guidelines available through Department of Nursing. Grading Basis: S/U. Prerequisite(s): NURS 255, and 264; and admission to nursing. CS = 15*

NURS 457 Public Health for the Professional Nurse I 3 cr. Focuses on theory of population-focused community- orientated nursing through the synthesis of nursing theory and public health theory applied to promoting, preserving and maintaining the health of populations and grounded in social justice. Prerequisites: Admission ot RN to BSN program, NURS 363 and 383.

NURS 458 Public Health for the Professional Nurse II 3 cr. Provides opportunities for clinical application of population-focused, community-orientated nursing theory through experiences in a variety of urban, rural and/or frontier community settings. Prerequisites: Admission to RN to BSN program, NURS 363 and 383 Corequisite: NURS 457.

NURS 483 Professional Nursing II 3 cr. Provides the student with an opportunity to examine professional nursing in a changing health care delivery system, including the current and future focus of nursing care. Prerequisite(s): acceptance into RN to BSN program. CS = 45*

NURS 493 Professional Nursing III 3 cr. This integrative capstone provides the student opportunity to design and implement a project in collaboration with faculty by integrating leadership and management concepts into nursing practice in a health care system. Prerequisite: acceptance into RN to BSN program.CS = 45*


PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 cr. (GE3) Basic problems, concepts, and methods of philosophy.

PHIL 102 Philosophy of Human Nature 3 cr. (GE3) Focuses on what it means to be a human being and the so-called "nature-nurture controversy."

PHIL 210 Ethics 3 cr. A study of traditional concepts in ethical theory and moral reasoning.

Political Science

POLS 115 American Government 3 cr. (GE7) Principles of American government, political behavior, institutions.

POLS 116 State and Local Government 3 cr. Structures, politics, and behavior in state and local governments. .


PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 cr. (GE7) A survey of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Topics studied include development of normal and abnormal behavior, learning, biopsychology, development, memory, personality, cognition, therapy, and social psychology. This course is a Prerequisite(s) to most other psychology courses.

PSY 241 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr. Examination of basic concepts in measurement, scaling, binomial and normal distribution, and descriptive statistics. Introduction to inferential statistics and hypothesis testing for research, with emphasis on z-scores as a test statistic. Prerequisite(s): MATH 103 (or higher) or departmental approval and PSY 111.

PSY 242 Research Methods in Psychology 4 cr. A study of the scientific method as it is used in the investigation of problems in psychology. A variety of types of research methodologies, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of their use. Ethical implications of the use of various methodologies will also be discussed. Prerequisite(s): PSY 241 or department approval.

PSY 255 Child and Adolescent Psychology 3 cr. Overview of theories of human development from conception through adolescence including the physical, cognitive, language, social, and educational aspects of the individual development. Special emphasis will be given to the individuals learning capabilities. This course cannot be applied towards the Psychology or Addiction Studies majors, minors or concentrations. Prerequisite(s): PSY 111.

PSY 270 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr. A survey of the classification, symptoms, and etiology of psychological disorders. Prerequisite(s): PSY 111.

PSY 344 Dynamics of Addiction 3 cr. Emphasizes the history of drugs of abuse, theories and controversies regarding chemical dependency, and multidisciplinary approaches to treatment. Prerequisite(s): PSY 111.

PSY 349 Psychopharmacology 3 cr. An introduction to behavioral pharmacology, including the basics of pharmacology, psychology, and neuroscience needed to understand drugs of abuse. Prerequisite(s): PSY 111.

PSY 411 Introduction to Personality Theories 3 cr. Examines the basic concepts of personality development as viewed by the psychoanalytic, learning, humanistic, and trait-type theorists. Special emphasis is placed on the comparison of various perspectives. Prerequisite(s): PSY 111.

PSY 503 Statistics (3 SH) The tool necessary for understanding contemporary educational research, including probability, measures of central tendency, and sampling theory.


SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr. (GE7-Diversity) An introduction to the basic insights, concepts, theories and methods of the discipline. The course encourages students to think critically, to apply sociological knowledge, and to develop a global perspective. Topics for discussion include culture, social interaction, deviance, sexuality, stratification, race relations, gender, family, economics, politics, technology and social change. SOC 110 is a Prerequisite(s) for all 300 and 400 level SOC courses.

SOC 201 Social Problems 3 cr. (Diversity) A sociological analysis of major social problems.

SOC 210 Introduction to Anthropology 3 cr. (GE7-Diversity) Examination of customs, institutions, and social organization of preliterate societies. Brief consideration of physical and biological aspects of human development.

SOC 255 Changing American Family 3 cr. An introduction to diverse family issues and concerns in American society. The course examines the changing functions, patterns and structures of the family as a major social institution. Topics include changing patterns of dating, mate selection, cohabitation, marriage, dual career families, adoption, divorce and remarriage.


SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish I 4 cr. (GE3) For beginners or those entering with one or two years of high school Spanish. Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.

SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II 4 cr. (GE3) A continuation of Beginning Spanish I. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 101.

Special Education

SPED 101 Introduction to IDD 3 cr. (Diversity) A survey of the various types of developmental disabilities, the philosophy of service, team planning, individual program planning, and legal and ethical considerations for persons with developmental disabilities.

SPED 110 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3 cr. (Diversity) A survey course examining exceptionalities of learning with a focus on understanding current social and educational responsibilities.

SPED 111 Health Care in IDD I 3 cr. This course concentrates on basic medication concepts and procedures, First Aid, CPR, staff responsibilities for medications and health issues, nutrition information, and issues in sexuality.

SPED 112 Health Care in IDD II 2 cr. This course focuses on the most common types of seizures and provides information on how to observe, report, and assist persons during seizures. Included also are techniques of positioning, turning, and transferring persons with physical disabilities.

SPED 120 Intro to Positive Beh Supports 3 cr. This course focuses on principles of behavior; basic behavior management procedures; defining, recording, and charting behavior; and ways to design and implement behavior management programs. It also teaches skills on how to write behavioral objectives.

SPED 130 Expanding Leisure Opts IDD I 1 cr. This course focuses on basic concepts and ways to assess recreation and leisure competencies. It provides information on leisure time activities and associated community resources for persons with developmental disabilities.

SPED 140 Human Development 2 cr. A study of the sequence of human development from conception to late childhood, adolescence through adulthood, with emphasis on motor, language, cognitive, emotional, and social characteristics.

SPED 221 Promoting Personal Outcomes 2 cr. This course introduces a value-based process for developing and evaluating major program goals for clients, the relationship of assessment to goal setting, and strategies for achieving goals and objectives.

SPED 223 I/DD and Mental Health Disorders 1 cr. An overview of issues related to supporting people who experience both intellectual disabilities and mental health disorders including common psychopathological disorders, identification of the need for services, treatment options, and standards for service provision.

SPED 225 Assisting People with TBI 2 cr. This course provides a comprehensive overview of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and how to assist people with TBI and their families. It discusses community resources, assessment issues and strategies, as well as the role of employment consultants in working with people with TBI.

SPED 250 Dev Communicative Interactions 2 cr. This course is designed to provide training to personnel who work with persons who exhibit severe disorders and deficiencies. It is a multimedia training program in the area of social interaction, communication and language skills development, and intervention.

SPED 255 Aging and IDD 2 cr. This course is designed to address training needs of direct service delivery and case management personnel working with aging/aged persons with developmental disabilities in community programs. It covers demographic and philosophical considerations, health, social and legal issues, and coordination of services.

SPED 296 Field Experience in IDD 4 cr. Practical experience in the development of individual program plans; administration, documentation, and storage of medications; positioning, turning, and transferring techniques; and observation, assistance and documentation of seizure activities.

SPED 410 Intro to Learning Disabilities 3 cr. An overview of the field of learning disabilities including various concepts, strategies, practices, and trends. Prerequisite(s): SPED 110.

SPED 501 Introduction to Graduate Study (3 SH) This core course covers the methodology and procedures of educational research. It includes an examination of the types of group and single subject research techniques most commonly used in the various academic areas, and an analysis and evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of each techniques.

SPED 502 Studies in ASD (2 SH) This course will provide an overview of autism spectrum disorders including history, diagnostic criteria, characteristics, and services.

SPED 504 Introduction to Preschool Children with Disabilities (3 SH) Students in this course receive an overview of the characteristics of young children who have or are suspected of having developmental delays. Definitional issues, legislative issues, developmental characteristics, and educational impacts are described. A variety of service delivery models are presented.

SPED 505 Consultation and Supervision in SPED (2 SH) Students in this course study the various organizational models for special education services. It includes examination of consultant models throughout the processes of referral, appraisal, placement, implementation and evaluation.

SPED 507 Intro to Mild Disabilities (3 SH) A survey course in the education of persons with Developmental Disabilities including conditions, legal aspects, history, parental perspectives, educational programming, service delivery systems, and current research. This course provides a comprehensive reference of developmental, clinical, educational, family and intervention issues relating to the education of children with Developmental Disabilities.

SPED 509 Infant/Toddler Development (3 SH) Infant Development is designed to provide the learner with a thorough analysis of typical and atypical infant/toddler development. The course includes the observation and study of typical and atypical development in children from birth through thirty-six months. Criterion for monitoring development across domains is discussed. An overview of basic service delivery definitions and concepts in early intervention is also provided.

SPED 520 Introduction to Behavior Disorders (3 SH) This is a survey course designed to acquaint the students with the problems and issues surrounding services with ED. An overview of the concept of emotional and behavioral disorders, along with the characteristics of learners with BD will be presented. Classification and service delivery models will also be discussed.

SPED 529 DD/ASD Communication & Assistive Technology (2 SH) This course provides an introduction to the use of assistive technology and augmentative communication for students who have autism spectrum disorder/developmental delays. Introductory material is presented related to communication, mobility, learning, technologies, and aids for independence. Issues regarding assessment of student needs and funding assistive technologies are also covered. Prerequisite: SPED 502 or instructor’s approval.

SPED 530 Physical & Medical Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities (3 SH) This course is an introduction to physically handicapping conditions and related educational practices. Etiological considerations with educational implications are stressed in at least the following areas: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, and skeletal deformities. Review of methods for physical and health management is provided.

SPED 531 Theoretical Aspects of Exceptional Children (3 SH) Theoretical principles of child growth and development: physiological, psychological, behavioral and cognitive growth are addressed as related to special conditions of exceptional children for structuring improvement in their performance.

SPED 542 Methods/Materials in DD/ASD (3 SH) This is a methods course in instruction of persons with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan. The course emphasizes current best educational practices in curriculum development, delivery and monitoring including individualized programming planning and adaptations, specific instructional strategies, and organizing for the delivery of instruction. Prerequisite: SPED 502 or instructor’s approval.

SPED 543 Methods of Teaching ECSE (2 SH) This course is a methods course in instruction of children from birth through age five that emphasizes best practices instruction; curriculum development and implementation with ongoing assessment of children’s progress.

SPED 544 Social Skills Strategies (2 SH) This course is designed for anyone interested in delving into the unique communication and social needs of people living with autism spectrum disorders. Participants should have some general knowledge and/or experience about autism spectrum disorders.

SPED 546 Intensive Naturalistic Methods (2 SH) This course is designed to address the unique needs of individuals with high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome. Effective methods for addressing these needs in natural ways throughout the lifespan will be addressed. Prerequisite: SPED 502 or instructor’s approval.

SPED 550 Assessment in Special Education (2 SH) This course provides a description of processes of assessment for screening special education, eligibility, program planning, and evaluation. Legal requirements, professional roles and responsibilities, and terminology are covered. Focus is on the interdisciplinary assessment process.

SPED 584 Teaching Language to Deaf/HH (3 SH) This empirically based course explores the effects of hearing loss on language acquisition and development, assessment techniques, instructional strategies, communication methods and philosophies. The emphasis is on best practices.

SPED 592 Special Topics (1-3 SH) Through this course, opportunity is provided to read research literature in special education on an individual basis to meet student needs and interests



*PD = Pending Development means that the course is still in the process of being developed to be delivered online.