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.
CMMK 325 Communication Across Professional Settings (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: CMMK 121. This course extends the content and skills of CMMK 121. Practical instruction and experience in developing professional communication skills for conferences, reports, sales, media and other professional speaking situations will be covered. Students will be required to demonstrate presentational skills in a variety of business and professional presentations including crisis briefings, proposals, sales, and technical presentations. There will be specific project-based learning and an increased emphasis on specific communications in business, corporate, and organizational settings.
CIS 130 Information Systems and Technology (3) -- ONLINE
This course introduces how information systems and computer technology interrelate to collect, manipulate, and disseminate data and information within the context of business and industry. Students examine the main concepts of computer hardware and software, the survey of methodologies employed by business firms to harness the power of information technology for strategic purposes, the fundamental information systems design and development processes, and the impact of information systems on the individual, organization, and society.
CIS 295 Principles of Data Analysis (3) -- ONLINE
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.
CTM 345 Project Management: Principles and Practices (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190, CMMK 121 and CST 295. Much of the work involved with contract management requires a basic understanding of project management. Using a holistic approach, this course is designed to provide contract professionals with a basic understanding of what is necessary for successful project management. Students are introduced to all phases of the project management process, including: planning, scheduling, organizing and controlling projects. The course includes major topics of strategy, priorities, organization, project tools and leadership. Primary class emphasis is on the project management process and the tools available to help ensure success.
ENGL 150 The Process of Composition (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: Writing Assessment. The course develops skills in writing effective personal and expository prose. The course achieves this by instructing students in methods of invention, organization, audience analysis, and style. The emphasis is on the compositional process; significant attention is given to the generating, shaping, and editing of the written word in its preliminary stages. The course also seeks to integrate the personal experiences of students with the academic knowledge they gain throughout a college curriculum.
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.
ENGL 400 Business and Professional Writing (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 190. This course is an introduction to principles of effective writing in business, science, and other professions through letters, memos and reports. In this course, students will investigate different kinds of and occasions for business and professional writing. Students will learn to effectively communicate by knowing their audience, understanding their subject matter and by expressing themselves with clarity and distinction. Each student will explore the role writing plays in their professional career. Students will consider problems and solutions that can and will arise from their writing in their professional life. Writing in class will be public writing, meaning; it will be shared and discussed with the entire class. These in class editing sessions will require full class participation and interaction.
MATH 120 College Algebra (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: MATH 114 or Math Assessment. Polynomials; rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; conic sections; systems of equations; and inequalities. Students will be required to purchase a graphics calculator.
MATH 132 Survey of Calculus (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: MATH 120 or 3.5 years of high school (must include familiarity with exponential and logarithmic functions). Functions; limits; the derivative; rules of differentiation; curve sketching and optimization; antiderivatives; the definite integral.
OSTD 320 Interpersonal Relations in Organizations (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300. An examination of the knowledge and skill necessary to perform effectively in professional relations. Students will gain a deeper understanding of interpersonal relationships in organizations framed in ethical contexts related to perception, impression management, managing diversity, self disclosure, coaching, conflict management, influence, power, and politics. Students will complete self-assessments and engage in skill-building activities to learn how to effectively manage relationships within organizations while using Communication Improvement Plans.
OSTD 330 Team Dynamics (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300. A study and application of team and small group behavior in organizations. Students will gain a deeper understanding of team structure, processes, and performance outcomes including topics like team types and stages, member roles, leadership, and decision-making. Using a self-directed work team environment, students will complete a team project demonstrating concepts and processes within team dynamics.
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.
PST 100 Learning Strategies, Processes and Resources (3) -- ONLINE
The purpose of this class is to explore personal and environmental factors associated with academic success. Students will use a variety of resources that will enable them to be more self-directed, effective, efficient learners.
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 310 Accounting Concepts for Professionals (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300. An introduction to major concepts in the areas of financial and managerial accounting. Students will gain a deeper understanding of financial statements, accounting mechanics, accrual accounting, financial planning, variance analysis, internal controls and financial analysis. The final course project will require students to utilize knowledge and skills in the area of financial and managerial accounting to manage the financial data of a fictional organization.
PST 320 Human Resources in Organizations (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300 and junior status. An examination of human resource management functions. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the legal environment and equal employment opportunities; job design and analysis; recruiting, orientation, and training; performance appraisal; compensation systems; labor relations; collective bargaining and grievance processes; and health and safety in the workplace. The final course project will require students to conduct in-depth research in the area of human resource management (HRM) and apply HRM theory and research to a not-for-profit organization.
PST 340 Marketing Strategies in Organizations (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300 and junior status. An analysis of the fundamental principles and strategies of marketing. Students will gain an understanding of the functional role of marketing within an organization and within the expanding global economy. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the external and internal variables that affect Marketing; eCommerce marketing; the roles of advertising, public relations, and sales; Integrated Marketing's role in the 21st century; and Strategic Marketing Planning. Students will integrate knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course with outside sources and information in order to develop an integrated marketing plan for an organization.
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.
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.