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Course Descriptions


Note: See Catalog Addenda  as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog.

The course descriptions include all courses that are taught for academic credit at the university. They are arranged in alpha-numerical sequence by course subject code. At present, the majority of the 500-600 level courses are offered in the evening hours. Students should be aware that not all courses are offered in the evening or every semester.

Students who are only able to enroll in classes 4 pm or after should consult the appropriate department chairperson for information about the availability of evening sections of courses required in a specific major, concentration and/or minor. Students are urged to consult “Available Course Sections” through the InfoBear link each semester to determine when specific courses are offered.

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Interdisciplinary

  
  • INTD 298 - Second Year Seminar (Speaking Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101, and the speaking skills requirement. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are speaking-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their speaking, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • INTD 299 - Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are writing-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • INTD 345 - Social Justice Study Tour - Global

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing; and completion of the First Year Seminar and Second Year Seminar core curriculum requirements; and completion of at least one course meeting the natural science (CNSN or CNSL) core curriculum requirement; or consent of instructor
    This course offers students a unique opportunity to study abroad, with a focus on social justice. Social justice involves working to promote fair and equal access and opportunity, ensuring basic human rights, supporting diversity, and working to end prejudice and discrimination. Students who participate in this study tour will gain first-hand experience working on projects such as: installing water filters to provide clean drinking water for families, building schools where none exist, and participating in community education projects on water and health. May be repeated once with different topics, itineraries, etc. (CGCL)

  
  • INTD 355 - Latin American/Caribbean Study Tour

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
    This course offers students opportunities to travel and learn in a supervised study tour experience led by a member of the Latin American and Caribbean studies program faculty. Students will be required to complete the study tour academic program and travel requirements. This course may be repeated. Offered periodically.

  
  • INTD 440 - Senior Seminar in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of PPE Coordinator
    This is a one-credit seminar for seniors minoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), which is taken during the final two semesters as the capstone experience. Readings and discussion will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing problems and issues in political economy from the various perspectives of the PPE fields, culminating in original student research of a similarly interdisciplinary nature. May be repeated once for additional credit. Offered fall and spring semesters.

  
  • INTD 442 - Gender and Community Activism

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: INTD 240 or consent of instructor
    This class combines community service with classroom instruction, focusing on critical, reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility around salient gender issues. The course will involve activities that address local needs while developing academic skills and commitment to the community. As such, it turns knowledge into action by completing service-learning projects with community partners. In the classroom, students learn theories and methods of analyzing gender roles historically and in contemporary society, examining the importance of activism on behalf of women, men and GLBTQ persons.

  
  • INTD 485 - Honors Thesis

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Open to Commonwealth Honors students; completion of three Honors Colloquia and attainment of an overall GPA of at least 3.3
    One-hour weekly meetings with the thesis director, normally a member of the student’s major department, will culminate in an honors thesis. Whether the final version of the thesis qualifies the student to graduate with Commonwealth Honors will be determined by the student’s Ad Hoc Commonwealth Honors Thesis Committee. This course may be taken twice for a maximum of six credits. Offered either semester.

  
  • INTD 499 - Directed Study

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Consent of department; formal application required
    Directed study is open to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated critical and analytical abilities in their studies and who wish to pursue a project independently. This course may be taken twice for a maximum of six credits. Offered either semester.

  
  • INTD 501 - Contemporary Women’s and Gender Studies

    (3 credits)
    This course introduces graduate students in the Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate Program to the wealth of scholarship available across participating women’s and gender studies disciplines, and to encourage development of critical analytical skills in assessing these sources. The twin fields of women and gender studies are rich and diverse, containing controversy and ongoing debates around the major questions and appropriate answers concerning gender differences and inequalities. This course approaches the fields of women and gender studies through a series of selected but interrelated topics. Students will be exposed to a lecture from one of the fields represented by the program and engage in in-depth discussion.

  
  • INTD 590 - Seminar in U.S. Education for International Students

    (3 credits)
    This course considers the role of a non-U.S. student living and going to school in the U.S. It will explore American culture in relation to the unique experience of each international student. In addition, education in America, including special education and related legislation will be closely examined. It will offer concepts to assist participants in assimilation to their environment and foster an understanding of the learning environment in U.S. colleges, schools, and communities. Issues such as academic regulations, the U.S. educational system, individual educational and vocational goals, communication skills, and U.S. customs will be explored. In this course, students attending BSU from other countries will share their experiences with traditional BSU students in order to enhance their life on campus. Partnership experiences will be fostered through classroom activities as well as field trips to museums, cultural activities in and around Boston, and events on campus.

  
  • LTAC 201 - Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies

    (3 credits)
    This writing-intensive course takes an interdisciplinary approach to introduce students to Latin America and the Caribbean, using sources and approaches from disciplines such as literature, film, theater, history, geography, language and anthropology. Main themes include: colonialism and its legacies; Latin American and Caribbean contributions and challenges to modernity; identity and power (including class, race and gender); belief systems and cultural practices; quests for social justice; the region’s vibrant literary and performing arts; the relationship between politics and society; and the relationship between people and the land/environment. Offered annually. (CGCL; CMCL; CWRT)

  
  • SUST 101 - Sustainability Innovation and Leadership

    (3 credits)
    This course introduces students to foundational theory, history, ethics and policy making tied to social, environmental and economic sustainability. The interdisciplinary course provides insight into the work of key leaders, scholars and organizations guiding sustainable change. Additionally, the course offers students the opportunity to develop their own leadership through the creation of a sustainability-focused service project plan. Offered either semester.

  
  • SUST 199 - First Year Seminar

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Open to all freshmen with a writing placement score of 3 or above or a SAT score of 500 or above or who have completed ENGL 101. Students with 24 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived
    First Year Seminars (FYS) are writing-intensive topic courses that introduce students to academic thought, discourse and practices. FYS courses prepare and orient students toward productive and fulfilling college careers by actively engaging them in a specific academic area of interest. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while learning to work both collaboratively and independently. These courses will fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one FYS course may be taken for credit. (CFYS)

  
  • SUST 298 - Second Year Seminar (Speaking Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _ 199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101 and the speaking skills requirement. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit
    Second Year Seminars are speaking-intensive topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their speaking, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • SUST 299 - Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: : _ _ _ _ 199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are writing-intensive topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • SUST 400 - Capstone in Sustainability

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: SUST 101 and junior or senior standing with at least nine elective credits completed in the minor; must be taken concurrently with SUST 495
    This is the concluding course for the Sustainable Innovation and Outreach minor. The course focuses on developing action leaders in sustainability through improving their management, outreach and educational skills. This course introduces students to sustainable development, planning, decision-making tools and assessment tools tied to sustainability. Offered annually.

  
  • SUST 495 - Project Study in Sustainability

    (2 credits)
    Prerequisite: SUST 100 and junior or senior standing with at least nine elective credits completed in the minor; must be taken concurrently with SUST 400
    Students will work with a mentor in sustainability to create and complete a project that demonstrates their skills and knowledge in sustainability. The project is designed, with the help of the faculty mentor, to provide service, outreach and education to the community, while developing career skills tied to the student’s minor and major areas. Students will present their final projects to the college community and share outcomes with team members. Offered annually.


Italian

  
  • LAIT 101 - Elementary Italian I

    (3 credits)
    An introduction to elementary syntactic, semantic, phonetic and paralinguistic structures is offered. Pertinent everyday cultural concepts are discussed. Relevant comparison and contrast with the native language is treated. Functional communication in the second language in a controlled environment is the principal objective of the course. Note: See the “Departmental Foreign Language Policy” in the “Foreign Languages” section of this catalog. (CGCL; CHUM)

  
  • LAIT 102 - Elementary Italian II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: LAIT 101; or see the “Departmental Foreign Language Policy” in the “Foreign Languages” section of this catalog
    The further study of elementary syntactic, semantic, phonetic and paralinguistic structures is offered. Pertinent everyday cultural concepts are discussed. Relevant comparison and contrast with the native language is treated. Functional communication in the second language in a controlled environment is the principal objective of the course. (CGCL; CHUM)

  
  • LAIT 199 - First Year Seminar

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Open to all freshmen with a writing placement score of 3 or above or a SAT score of 500 or above. Students with 24 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived.
    First Year Seminars (FYS) are writing-intensive, topic courses that introduce students to academic thought, discourse and practices. FYS courses prepare and orient students toward productive and fulfilling college careers by actively engaging them in a specific academic area of interest. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while learning to work both collaboratively and independently. These courses will fulfill the First Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one FYS course may be taken for credit. (CFYS)

  
  • LAIT 298 - Second Year Seminar (Speaking Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101, and the speaking skills requirement. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are speaking-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their speaking, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • LAIT 299 - Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are writing-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)


Japanese

  
  • LAJA 101 - Elementary Japanese I

    (3 credits)
    An introduction to elementary syntactic, semantic, phonetic and paralinguistic structures is offered. Pertinent everyday cultural concepts are discussed. Relevant comparison and contrast with the native language is treated. Functional communication in the second language in a controlled environment is the principal objective of the course. Note: See the “Departmental Foreign Language Policy” in the “Foreign Languages” section of this catalog. (CGCL; CHUM)

  
  • LAJA 102 - Elementary Japanese II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: LAJA 101; or see the “Departmental Foreign Language Policy” in the “Foreign Languages” section of this catalog
    The further study of elementary syntactic, semantic, phonetic and paralinguistic structure is offered. Pertinent everyday cultural concepts are discussed. Relevant comparison and contrast with the native language is treated. Functional communication in the second language in a controlled environment is the principal objective of the course. (CGCL; CHUM)

  
  • LAJA 151 - Intermediate Japanese


    Prerequisite: LAJA 102 or waived
  
  • LAJA 172 - Business Japanese

    (3 credits)
    An introduction to the language of business and professional careers and pertinent aspects of modern Japanese society and culture. Emphasis is placed on the development of comprehension and communication business skills. Conducted in Japanese. Offered fall semester.

  
  • LAJA 199 - First Year Seminar

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Open to all freshmen with a writing placement score of 3 or above or a SAT score of 500 or above. Students with 24 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived.
    First Year Seminars (FYS) are writing-intensive, topic courses that introduce students to academic thought, discourse and practices. FYS courses prepare and orient students toward productive and fulfilling college careers by actively engaging them in a specific academic area of interest. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while learning to work both collaboratively and independently. These courses will fulfill the First Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one FYS course may be taken for credit. (CFYS)

  
  • LAJA 298 - Second Year Seminar (Speaking Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101, and the speaking skills requirement. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are speaking-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their speaking, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • LAJA 299 - Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are writing-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)


Languages - General

  
  • LANG 199 - First Year Seminar

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Open to all freshmen with a writing placement score of 3 or above or a SAT score of 500 or above or who have completed ENGL 101. Students with 24 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived.
    First Year Seminars (FYS) are writing-intensive, topic courses that introduce students to academic thought, discourse and practices. FYS courses prepare and orient students toward productive and fulfilling college careers by actively engaging them in a specific academic area of interest. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while learning to work both collaboratively and independently. These courses will fulfill the First Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one FYS course may be taken for credit. (CFYS)

  
  • LANG 260 - The Art of Zen

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: COMM 102 or COMM 130 or COMM 250 or THEA 210
    This course is designed for students to cultivate a capacity for deepened awareness, concentration and insight through the study and practice of various contemplative traditions and practices in Japanese culture. The course examines the historical backgrounds in which contemplative arts have flourished in Japan. The medieval military leaders’ embrace of Zen Buddhism and a consequent flourish of Zen-influenced Japanese contemplative arts reveal the complexity of Japan’s cultural identities. Students closely study the historical contexts in which social identities played critical roles in the development of Zen Art in Japanese culture. No knowledge of Japanese language or history is required. Offered annually. (CGCL; CHUM; CMCL; CSPI)

  
  • LANG 298 - Second Year Seminar (Speaking Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _199, Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101, and the speaking skills requirement. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are speaking-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their speaking, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • LANG 299 - Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are writing-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • LANG 350 - International Women’s Cinema

    (3 credits)
    This course explores international women’s cinema that spans a spectrum of cultures, races, ethnicities, sexualities, languages and visual aesthetics. The diverse ways in which women directors enlist cinematic art to articulate and debate such issues as differences between non-Western and Western cultural representations and perceptions of female bodies and body image; explorations of gender, race, and class; varying notions about feminism within non-Western and Western cultures; experimental, documentary, and feature film techniques that challenge cinematic patriarchalism and racism; globalization, technology, and women’s lives in the new millennium; and more will be explored. (CHUM; CMCL)

  
  • LANG 355 - Language Study Tour

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the Study Abroad Office
    This course is a full-immersion language and cultural experience outside of the United States, in a non-English speaking country. During the study tour, students will take basic classes in languages spoken in an international location. In addition, students will attend lectures on bilingualism, language policy, language in society, and dialectal variation. Students will participate in cultural activities and sightseeing at those locations. Students will be required to journal about their tour experience and complete a research paper on an approved topic after the completion of the tour. May be repeated once for different itineraries. Offered annually.

  
  • LANG 360 - Japanese Cinema and Theater

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: HIST 151 or THEA 110 or consent of instructor
    This course is conducted in English and explores the distinctive elements of Japanese cinema and theater, which reflect cultural roots of modern Japan. Drawing on the fields of history, religion, literature, film, theater and art, this course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining the influence of traditional dramatic forms on contemporary Japanese cinema. Emphasis is on theatrical and cinematic trends, focusing particularly on the dynamic nature of traditional Japanese theater, which come together as negotiations between political, cultural, feminine, masculine and aesthetic forces and perspectives. Offered alternate years. (CGCL; CHUM; CMCL)

  
  • LANG 485 - Honors Thesis

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Open to Commonwealth and Departmental Honors students
    One-hour weekly meetings with the thesis director will culminate in an honors thesis. With the consent of the departmental honors committee and the thesis director, this course may be extended into a second semester for three additional credits depending upon the scope of the project. Whether the final version of the thesis qualifies the student to graduate with honors will be determined by the departmental honors committee. This course may be taken twice for a maximum of six credits.

  
  • LANG 498 - Internship in Foreign Languages

    (3-15 credits)
    Prerequisite: 24 credits in Spanish major; consent of the department; formal application required
    An off-campus experience to expand the cultural and occupational potential of the student using a foreign language in a working environment. A maximum of three credits may be substituted for one course in major with departmental approval. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Graded on a (P) Pass/(N) No Pass basis.

  
  • LANG 499 - Directed Study in Foreign Language

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the department
    Directed study is open to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated critical and analytical abilities in their studies and who wish to pursue a project independently. This course may be taken twice for a maximum of six credits.


Latin

  
  • LALT 101 - Elementary Latin I

    (3 credits)
    This course is an introduction to Latin and presumes no prior knowledge of the language. The goal of the course is to equip students with most of the skills necessary for reading Latin. Course sessions will be dedicated to analysis of Latin passages designated to reinforce command of basic forms and structures. The course will also provide information about Roman culture and history. Offered fall semester. (CGCL; CHUM)

  
  • LALT 102 - Elementary Latin II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: LALT 101
    This is the second semester of an introductory course in Latin. The goal of the course is to continue to provide students with the skills necessary to read Latin texts. The course introduces the subjunctive and other advanced verb structures. Students will read Latin passages designed to reinforce the command of basic forms and constructions. Since the formal analysis of Latin grammar requires some grasp of analogous concepts in English, students will work on recognizing and manipulating English constructions. The students will learn about Roman culture and history. (CGCL; CHUM)

  
  • LALT 199 - First Year Seminar

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Open to all freshmen with a writing placement score of 3 or above or a SAT score of 500 or above or who have completed ENGL 101. Students with 24 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived.
    First Year Seminars (FYS) are writing-intensive, topic courses that introduce students to academic thought, discourse and practices. FYS courses prepare and orient student toward productive and fulfilling college careers buy actively engaging them is a specific academic area of interest. Students will improve their writing, reading. research and basic information technology skills while learning to work both collaboratively and independently. These courses will fulfill the First Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one FYS may be taken for credit. (CFYS)

  
  • LALT 298 - Second Year Seminar (Speaking Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101, and the speaking skills requirement. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are speaking-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their speaking, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • LALT 299 - Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are writing-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)


Library Media Studies

  
  • LIBR 199 - First Year Seminar

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Open to all freshmen with a writing placement score of 3 or above or a SAT score of 500 or above or who have completed ENGL 101. Students with 24 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived.
    First Year Seminars (FYS) are writing-intensive, topic courses that introduce students to academic thought, discourse and practices. FYS courses prepare and orient students toward productive and fulfilling college careers by actively engaging them in a specific academic area of interest. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while learning to work both collaboratively and independently. These courses will fulfill the First Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one FYS course may be taken for credit. (CFYS)

  
  • LIBR 298 - Second Year Seminar (Speaking Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _ 199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101, and the speaking skills requirement. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are speaking-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their speaking, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • LIBR 299 - Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _ 199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are writing-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • LIBR 420 - Literature for Young Adults

    (3 credits)
    Survey of literature and audiovisual materials for adolescents. Includes applicable principles of adolescent psychology, a brief history of the development of this literature, criteria and aids for selection, techniques in motivation and reading guidance and skills in reading, listening and viewing. Designed for teachers, librarians and media specialists working with junior and senior high school students. May be taken for graduate-level credit.

  
  • LIBR 499 - Directed Study

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of department; formal application required
    Directed study is open to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated critical and analytical abilities in their studies and who wish to pursue a project independently. This course may be taken twice for a maximum of six credits. Offered either semester.


Management

  
  • MGMT 130 - Principles of Management

    (3 credits)
    The principles and techniques underlying the successful organization and management of business activities. This course combines the traditional analysis of management principles with the behavioral approach to case studies. The study includes the management functions of planning, organization, leadership, staffing control and the decision-making process. Note: MGMT 130 is prerequisite to all other Management courses.

  
  • MGMT 135 - Freshman Honors Colloquium

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: Open to Commonwealth Honors students and to others at the discretion of instructor; MGMT 130
    Freshman Honors Colloquia in management allow exceptionally able students to explore a challenging topic in small classes under close faculty supervision. Colloquia meet once a week for 50 minutes and culminate in a paper or scientific project, which provides the major part of the grade. Topics vary from semester to semester. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Offered fall semester.

  
  • MGMT 136 - Freshman Honors Colloquium

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: Open to Commonwealth Honors students and to others at the discretion of instructor; MGMT 130
    Freshman Honors Colloquia in management allow exceptionally able students to explore a challenging topic in small classes under close faculty supervision. Colloquia meet once a week for 50 minutes and culminate in a paper or scientific project, which provides the major part of the grade. Topics vary from semester to semester. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Offered spring semester.

  
  • MGMT 140 - Human Resources Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 130
    A study of the staffing, compensation systems, individual and group behavior, employee development and human resource management systems. Offered either semester.

  
  • MGMT 199 - First Year Seminar

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Open to all freshmen with a writing placement score of 3 or above or a SAT score of 500 or above or who have completed ENGL 101. Students with 24 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived.
    First Year Seminars (FYS) are writing-intensive, topic courses that introduce students to academic thought, discourse and practices. FYS courses prepare and orient students toward productive and fulfilling college careers by actively engaging them in a specific academic area of interest. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while learning to work both collaboratively and independently. These courses will fulfill the First Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one FYS course may be taken for credit. (CFYS)

  
  • MGMT 200 - Marketing Principles

    (3 credits)
    Develops students’ understanding of the marketing function of an organization through a survey of the history of marketing from its inception as distribution through the modern marketing concept; in-depth study of the elements of the marketing mix (product, price, place and promotion); impact of external legal, political, sociological and technological forces upon the marketing manager; and the structure and placement of the marketing organization presented through lecture, case study and projects.

  
  • MGMT 201 - Sports Marketing

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 200
    This course will include two themes. The first is an examination of the various aspects of the marketing of sports nationally and internationally. The second will include the practice of using sports as a promotional tool for non-sports products. Students learn that spectators and participants are consumers of sports products. Students utilize the case study method in developing alternate solutions to problems. The course design allows for ease of entry for all students in any major regardless of marketing or management experience.

  
  • MGMT 286 - Sophomore Honors Colloquium

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: Open to Honors students; and MGMT 130; or consent of instructor
    Sophomore Honors Colloquia in management allow exceptionally able students to explore a challenging topic in small classes under close faculty supervision. Colloquia meet once a week for 50 minutes and culminate in a paper or scientific project, which provides the major part of the grade. The minimum enrollment is two and the maximum is twelve. Topics vary from semester to semester. Offered fall semester.

  
  • MGMT 287 - Sophomore Honors Colloquium

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: Open to Honors students; and MGMT 130; or consent of instructor
    Sophomore Honors Colloquia in management allow exceptionally able students to explore a challenging topic in small classes under close faculty supervision. Colloquia meet once a week for 50 minutes and culminate in a paper or scientific project, which provides the major part of the grade. The minimum enrollment is two and the maximum is 12. Topics vary from semester to semester. Offered spring semester.

  
  • MGMT 288 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 130 or consent of instructor
    Entrepreneurism represents a field of study that helps us understand how entrepreneurs take the initiative from developing an idea and moving the idea from the idea stage to a successful business. The study of entrepreneurism also focuses on the preparation of the aspiring entrepreneur. Students learn about the personal attributes of successful entrepreneurs. To best understand entrepreneurism and the entrepreneur, students have the opportunity to put their ideas into focus by conducting the research needed to develop a business plan and prepare a presentation of this research to an audience. An entrepreneur self-assessment project and a study of entrepreneurs provide additional ways students learn about the subject. By the end of the semester, students will demonstrate the knowledge and skill-set needed to start a business.

  
  • MGMT 298 - Second Year Seminar (Speaking Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101, and the speaking skills requirement. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are speaking-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their speaking, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • MGMT 299 - Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: _ _ _ _ 199; Open to all sophomores and juniors who have completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived. Cannot be taken if _ _ _ _ 298 or _ _ _ _ 299 are taken for credit.
    Second Year Seminars (SYS) are writing-intensive, topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. SYS courses engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. Students will improve their writing, reading, research and basic information and technology skills while building the connections between scholarship and action that are required for lifelong learning. These courses will fulfill the Second Year Seminar requirement and may fulfill other requirements for the core curriculum. Each course may fulfill different requirements and topics may change each semester. Only one SYS course may be taken for credit. (CSYS)

  
  • MGMT 303 - Organizational Behavior

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 130
    This course introduces students to fundamental concepts and behavioral skills in such areas as leadership, communication, group dynamics, motivation and decision-making. Emphasis will be placed upon skill development enabling the student to function in professional and managerial roles in work organizations.

  
  • MGMT 304 - Leadership and Teams

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 303
    The course explores effective leadership behavior and teamwork skills in work organizations. Students will engage in the enhancement of their own skills in these areas combined with the study of empirical findings and classic and contemporary models of leadership and group dynamics.

  
  • MGMT 340 - Contemporary Employee Relations

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 140
    The course examines employee relations, policies and practices from economic, behavioral and legal viewpoints. Students learn about contemporary methods of employee organization, employee-management cooperation, representation and dispute resolution in private and public non-union and union work settings in the United States and selected countries. Offered either semester.

  
  • MGMT 350 - Business Ethics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 130
    This course addresses the complex environment of ethical decision making in organizations and real-life issues and how ethics can be integrated into strategic business decisions. The course will assist students to prepare for ethical dilemmas that they will face in their business careers.

  
  • MGMT 355 - International Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 130
    This course provides students with a framework within which a country’s and a firm’s international business operations are analyzed, understood and undertaken. The course focuses on the issues faced in today’s international marketplace. The overall approach of the class is to treat the issue of country-level competitiveness in the first half of the semester, followed by firm-level competitiveness in the second half of the semester. The emphasis of this course is international business decision-making.

  
  • MGMT 357 - International Business Study Tour

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
    This course offers students a first hand, supervised, business-related international travel and study experience. The business and technological environment of a selected country will be explored through visits to companies, science and technology parks, research institutes, factories and universities. Students will participate in multiple learning formats to include lectures, exchanges with international students and research activities. The course will also incorporate visits to historical and cultural sites into the course work and travel itinerary. This course may be repeated once for different itineraries. (CGCL)

  
  • MGMT 360 - Fundamentals of Information Systems

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 130; and COMP 105 or COMP 151
    This course is an introduction to data processing from manual systems to computers, recent developments in the field, the equipment involved, how the equipment is used, how it operates and the application of data processing systems will be covered. The course will aid students in applying the capabilities of the computer to their fields of study.

  
  • MGMT 375 - Training and Development

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 140
    The course introduces the student to the concepts of industrial and service training and will focus on the skills needed to perform the four roles of the training and development function: administrator, consultant, designer of learning experiences and instructor.

  
  • MGMT 399 - Special Topics in Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 130
    Special topics will be offered in business, management and allied subjects. This course may be repeated for different topics.

  
  • MGMT 410 - International Marketing and Physical Distribution

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 200
    An examination of the concepts and practices of marketing management in the international, multinational and global settings, including all aspects of product distribution and control.

  
  • MGMT 415 - Retail Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 200
    An analysis of retail principles with emphasis on organization, consumer demand, store layout, buying merchandise, control and turnover of stock and retail sales promotion. The case method is utilized. Offered spring semester.

  
  • MGMT 420 - Marketing Research

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 130 and MGMT 200; and MATH 110/110E or ECON 210
    An examination of the market research process used in approaching contemporary marketing problems. Emphasis is placed on the current status of research techniques and their applications.

  
  • MGMT 424 - Advertising

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 130 and MGMT 200
    A comprehensive survey of advertising and its applications in business and society. Among the topics considered are a historical survey of advertising, regulation of advertising, buyer behavior, advertising agencies, advertising media, copy and campaign management. Offered fall semester.

  
  • MGMT 426 - Service Operations Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 130; and ECON 210 or MATH 110/110E
    This introductory course in operations management focuses on the service sector. It exposes students to the basic topics in operations, such as quality, service, location, efficiency and customer service and is of value to all business students.

  
  • MGMT 427 - Production and Operations Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 426
    This course focuses on goods production, manufacturing, inventory, sourcing and lean manufacturing.

  
  • MGMT 430 - Sales Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 130 and MGMT 200
    Sales programs must be formulated and then implemented. In this age of accelerating product and service complexity, this course will deal with the sales manager who must understand the importance of these major responsibilities. Offered fall semester.

  
  • MGMT 435 - Small Business Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ACFI 100 and MGMT 130
    This course provides the student with an understanding of the unique characteristics required of the successful small business entrepreneur and the specifics relative to the start-up, financing and management of a small business.

  
  • MGMT 440 - Business to Business Marketing

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 200
    This course provides a study of contemporary market strategy techniques in business organizations. Emphasis is placed on the case approach where students are provided an opportunity to develop strategies in response to given market opportunities and competitive behavior.

  
  • MGMT 445 - Information Systems Strategy

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 360
    A course designed to equip students as future users of information systems. It deals with systems issues and management of the computer resource. It assumes only minimal technical back-ground and prepares the student to make decisions on the acquisition of equipment, system analysis and related topics. Offered fall semester. M

  
  • MGMT 450 - Current Topics in Information Systems

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 130 and MGMT 360
    The content of this course varies. It is intended to introduce the student to significant topics that are not normally offered as separate courses. Offered spring semester.

  
  • MGMT 454 - E-Business Strategy, Architecture and Design

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 360
    This course focuses on the linkage between organizational strategy and networked information technologies to implement a rich variety of business models in the national and global contexts, connecting individuals, organizations and governments to each other. The course provides an introduction to the strategy, architecture and development of e-business solutions. Offered fall semester.

  
  • MGMT 456 - Information Systems Project Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 360
    This course introduces the discipline of IS project management, stressing its importance in improving the success of information technology projects. Project management knowledge areas include integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communications management, risk management and procurement management. Students will work in teams to complete the design of an information system. Project management, management of the IS function and systems integration will be components of the project experience. Offered fall semester.

  
  • MGMT 460 - Public Policy and Government Regulation in Global Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ACFI 305 and MGMT 130 and MGMT 140; or consent of department chairperson
    The increasing globalization of business raises new concerns for corporate management. To operate successfully in this new environment, management needs to have a thorough understanding of the public policy, government regulations and ethical considerations that apply throughout the industrialized world. This course addresses those areas of concern. Offered spring semester.

  
  • MGMT 470 - Supply Chain Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 426
    This course introduces the student to the basic principles and methods of the supply chain, outsourcing, and materials management. The course acquaints students with worldwide sourcing operations as they apply to the goods producing sector. Offered spring semester.

  
  • MGMT 471 - Diversity in Organizations

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 303
    The contemporary work force includes people different from one another in areas including gender, race, culture, ethnicity, physical abilities, sexual orientation, religion, and age. Viewing these multiple differences as an opportunity to acclimate to broad-based acceptance to others, this course will focus on knowledge of various aspects of work force diversity.

  
  • MGMT 475 - Quality Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 426
    This course acquaints the student with the more advanced principles and methods of quality control and Total Quality Management (TQM). It highlights the quantitative approaches to managing quality using Statistical Process Control (SPC) and lot sampling. The course stresses the application of quality management told to both the goods producing and service sectors. Offered fall semester.

  
  • MGMT 480 - Systems Analysis and Design

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 360
    This course introduces students to systems analysis and the use of quantitative models and the computer in solving managerial problems in a variety of functional areas. Students study systems and models and the stages of a systems-analysis approach. The course provides an overview of systems applications at functional areas and computer techniques for systems, implementation in finance, operations and marketing. Offered spring semester.

  
  • MGMT 485 - Honors Thesis

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Open to Commonwealth and Departmental Honors students
    One-hour weekly meetings with the thesis director will culminate in an honors thesis. With the consent of the departmental honors committee and the thesis director, this course may be extended into a second semester for three additional credits depending upon the scope of the project. This course may be taken twice for a maximum of six credits.

  
  • MGMT 490 - Strategic Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Open to seniors in Management or Accounting and Finance programs
    This capstone course integrates the knowledge learned in the business courses along with application to the basic concepts and models of strategic management and leadership to solve actual business problems. Case studies and/or projects are the primary pedagogical methods used to demonstrate knowledge and application of the concepts and models. (CWRM)

  
  • MGMT 494 - Marketing Management and Strategy

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: 15 credits of upper-level marketing courses selected from: MGMT 201, MGMT 407, MGMT 410, MGMT 415, MGMT 420, MGMT 424, MGMT 430, MGMT 440, MGMT 454
    The principles of formulating a marketing program are taught in this course. The course also demonstrates how and why marketing programs are affected by the marketing forces that bear down on the firm while remaining consistent with the needs of the target market segment. Offered spring semester.

  
  • MGMT 498 - Internship in Management

    (3-15 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the department chairperson; formal application required
    A non-classroom experience designed for a limited number of junior and senior majors to complement their academic preparation. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Graded on a (P) Pass/(N) No Pass basis.

  
  • MGMT 499 - Directed Study in Management

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Consent of the department chairperson; formal application required
    Directed study is open to junior and senior majors who have demonstrated critical and analytical abilities in their studies and who wish to pursue a project independently. This course may be taken twice for a maximum of six credits.

  
  • MGMT 501 - Systems Research and Problem Solving

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ECON 501 and MGMT 509; or waiver upon acceptance
    This course explores both quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting systems research and solving systems problems. Systems thinking offers an approach to formulating complex managerial problems and implementing solutions, particularly problems with both technological and social elements. Students conduct projects, developing skills in proposal preparation, report writing and oral presentation of results.

  
  • MGMT 503 - Directed Study

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MGMT 509 or waiver upon acceptance; consent of the department and formal application required
    Directed study is designed for the graduate student who desires to study selected topics in a specific field. For details, consult the paragraph titled “Directed or Independent Study” in the “College of Graduate Studies” section of this catalog. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

  
  • MGMT 504 - International Business Study Tour

    (3 credits)
    This course offers students a first-hand, supervised, business-related international travel and study experience. The business and technological environment of a selected country will be explored through visits to companies, science and technology parks, research institutes, factories and universities. Students will participate in multiple learning formats, including lectures, exchanges with international students and research activities. The course will also incorporate visits to historic and cultural sites into the travel itinerary. This course may be taken twice for credit.

  
  • MGMT 506 - Marketing and Contract Management

    (3 credits)
    Through an exploration of current issues in management, this course reinforces the concepts and vocabulary of management. Special attention is given to contracts, liability and marketing management. Students research issues in such areas as business ethics, international management, entrepreneurship, employment law, intellectual property and marketing trends. Credit can-not be applied toward a graduate degree program.

  
  • MGMT 507 - Foundations of Marketing

    (3 credits)
    This course examines the role of marketing in business strategy and planning. It covers marketing practices such as market research, environmental and competitive analysis, market segmenting and targeting, brand positioning and pricing. It also covers marketing communications including advertising, promotion, publicity and sales using both online and traditional media. Product management in new, growing, mature and declining markets, both domestically and globally is also reviewed.

  
  • MGMT 508 - Foundations of Information Systems

    (3 credits)
    This course examines the strategic, managerial and technological issues that are necessary to understand, establish, manage and use information systems in all functional areas of organizations.

  
  • MGMT 509 - Foundations of Management

    (3 credits)
    This course introduces students to critical issues involved in working within a business organization. Topics covered include general management principles, the management of human resources, the study of individuals and their behavior within organizations and elements of operations management.

 

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