CMMK 121 Public Speaking in Organizational Life (3) -- ONLINE
This course promotes principles of effective public speaking and provides opportunities for the development of speaking skills. The course will examine: standards for evaluating personal performance and the performances of others; speeches and presentations required in modern organizations; speaking clearly and persuasively; and effective audience interaction. Students will become familiar with presentation technologies. The knowledge and skills learned will be applied across the entire curriculum.
CST 295 Principles of Data Analysis (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in MATH 120. This course examines the concepts, techniques and methods used in the description and analysis of data and in statistical inference. Topics presented in this course are directed towards the analysis of experimental and survey data. Data analysis software will be used as a tool to collect, organize and process data.
ENGL 190 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 150. Students in this course study the more complex structures of language with respect to its logical and persuasive possibilities. The course emphasizes the development of the skills of analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and research methodology, and it seeks to help students integrate their own reasoned opinions with the fruits of their reading and research in order to produce coherent, persuasive essays. To this end, the course requires students' close analytical readings of published essays, their participation in class discussions about rhetorical strategies, and their preparation of several argumentative essays, including one researched essay. Through the study of style and argumentation, this course aims to deepen awareness of the nature and power of language and its cultural use.
HIST 112 Origins Modern World 1600 to Present (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190. This course surveys the history of the modern world since 1600. Because of its dominance in world affairs until the end of World War II, the chronological development of Europe will serve as the base of the course. The histories of other regions of the world will be related to European history with relatively greater emphasis placed on Asian, African, and American nations after 1945. Students will participate in small group and class activities. e.g., note taking, discussion, listening to each other's presentations, and film viewing. Students will exercise their skills in oral and written presentations.
HIST 352 Contemporary America, 1945-Present (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 190. This course surveys the history of the U.S. from 1945 to the present. Earlier periods in U.S. history will be explored to show the origins of modern American issues including the Cold War, civil rights, Vietnam, Watergate, the technological revolution and modern society
PHIL 105 Intro to Philosophy: Self and Reality (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 150. This course will focus primarily on the writings of Plato and Aristotle as central figures in that historical period when Western humanity began to use and to develop reason systematically as an instrument for understanding the world and its place in that world. Students will be introduced to the Greek contributions to logic, metaphysics, and ethics.
PHIL 205 Ethics (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: PHIL 105. This course undertakes a systematic analysis of fundamental problems and issues involved in questioning whether and how moral discourse can be rationally grounded; the utilitarian-duty ethics debate; questions concerning different levels of moral discourse; competing notions of justice and the relationship between morality and religion.
POLS 110 American Politics (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 150. This course introduces the student to the basic principles of American systems of government, exploring relations of citizens to government and the structure, organization, powers and procedures of government agencies. Political decisions affect our everyday lives, so this course will explore how these decisions are made. Topics to be covered include elections, voting behavior, political parties, interest groups, public opinion, public policy, and current events.
PST 190 Survey of Economics (3) -- ONLINE
Analysis of how individuals, firms and nations make choices given limited resources. Determinants of decision making in market economies. The political economy of income, employment, and inflation in the aggregate. The role of government and the Federal Reserve.
PST 490 Social Science Research Methods (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: CST 295. Social Science Research Methods is designed to initiate the student to current social and policy research technologies and practices. In this course the student will engage in the study of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to social science research using a systematic process. Issues in criminal justice, public policy and administration, and urban planning will be the primary focus of research and cases. Major theories and concepts in social science and policy research applicable to these topics, as well as selected student projects, will be addressed through lectures, readings from the text, audio/visual presentations, class discussions, cases, and practice exercises. This course will provide the student with opportunities to think critically about social science and policy research and possible solutions to current problems confronting the criminal justice system, public policy decision-makers and social science research professionals.
PSYK 101 General Psychology (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 190. Provides a basic and general knowledge of the theoretical, scientific, and conceptual foundations of psychology, including biological, cognitive, emotional, development, cultural and social aspects. Includes key concepts and principles, methods for collecting and evaluating evidence, and application of psychological knowledge.
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 150. This introductory course emphasizes fundamental concepts in sociology and their application to contemporary society for the purpose of enhancing the students' understanding of the world in which they live.
SWRK 100 Intro to Social Work (3)
This course provides an introduction to social work and social welfare as preparation for advanced study or employment in social work or a related human service profession. Beginning with historical developments, the course will explore societal challenges encountered in the field and techniques and resources for intervention. Generalist social work practice at the individual and family (micro), group (mezzo) and organization and community (macro) levels will be covered. Discussion will include current issues in the profession and the rewards and realities of a career in the field.
SWRK 227 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3)
Prerequisites: PSYK 101, SOC 110 and SWRK 100. This course explores the reciprocal relationship betweens individuals and their social environment, focusing on the interactions between and among individuals, groups, organizations, societies, and economic systems. It includes theories and knowledge of biological, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual aspects of human life across the life span; the range of social systems in which in live; and the ways social systems promote or deter people from achieving well being.
THEO 100 Theological Foundations (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 150. This course seeks to educate students from all the undergraduate programs in a critical discourse with human experience, biblical origins, historical foundations, and historical developments of the Christian tradition. It provides opportunity for human enrichment through creative questioning, awareness of Christian cultures, access to other cultural and religious contexts through comparative study, and a balanced appreciation of Christianity as a vital element in our global heritage. Students will be introduced to the Hebrew and Christian scriptures with an emphasis on important texts and theological issues. Students will explore how historical and literary criticism help in understanding fundamental theological concepts such as God, revelation, faith, creation, covenant, and salvation history. In post-biblical developments students will study the early experience of Christians, especially as they learned to articulate their faith in Christ and thereby developed their understanding of the triune God. The manner in which these and other theological developments are taught varies according to the method and strengths of the instructor. Students will be challenged to acquire the targeted skills of reading, writing and speaking theologically. They will also be encouraged to consider how critical, careful and creative theological questioning can deepen their understanding of the human condition.