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Undergraduate Main Campus Elective Courses Fall 2018

The courses listed below are only offered to main campus face-to-face students as elective options. Students should be aware of the distance learning fee associated with online course sections over and above the cost of tuition.

Art History
  • ARH2000 Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision (3)
    This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art.
Business
  • ACG2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
    This course offers an introduction to financial accounting concepts, placing emphasis on financial statements and how they reflect business transactions. Please note, Accounting Majors must earn at least a "B" in this course to proceed to required 3000 level accounting courses.
  • ACG2071 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
    Prerequisite: ACG2021 with a grade of "C-" or better..
    This course offers an introduction to managerial accounting concepts. Please note, Accounting majors must earn at least a "B" in this course to proceed to required 3000 level accounting courses.
  • ACG3171 Analysis of Financial Statement Presentation (3)
    Prerequisite: ACG2021 with a grade of "C-" or better.
    This course offers an analysis of the assumptions and procedures underlying financial statements and the impact of accounting policies on the use of the financial disclosures made by business enterprises. Credit not allowed for accounting majors.
  • ACG3331 Cost Accounting and Analysis for Business Decisions (3)
    Prerequisite: ACG2071 with a grade of "C-" or better.
    This course studies techniques of cost accounting and cost analysis for various business decisions. Credit is not allowed for accounting majors.
  • ACG4941 Accounting Internship (3)
    Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This accounting internship is designed for College of Business students who desire to gain real-world experience in the accounting field through on-the-job practice. Students work under the direction of an approved industry professional, a faculty advisor, and the internship director.
  • BUL3310 The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business (3)
    An introduction to the legal setting in which business operates. Emphasis on public and regulatory law and on the social, political, and ethical aspects of legal issues in business. Subjects include the nature of law and legal process, administrative law, business and the Constitution, statutory and common law, agency/unemployment law, and related topics.
  • CGS2518 Spreadsheets for Business Environments (3)
    This course provides an in-depth study of spreadsheets utilizing a problem-solving approach. Spreadsheet-based solutions are explored for common business tasks and problems. The course presents a thorough coverage of spreadsheet functions and tools, along with a deep understanding of their purpose in a business environment. The course is ideal for students with professional interests related to business and economics, as well as for students wishing to obtain a deeper understanding of spreadsheets in general.
  • ENT3003 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)
    This course exposes students to the knowledge and skills required to be a successful entrepreneur. Topics include challenges of entrepreneurship, marketing and financial concerns, and management issues.
  • ENT3173 Franchising (3)
    Prerequisite: ENT3003 or both ENT2010 and ENT2011.
    This course focuses on the special role of franchising as a form of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and international economies. Topics include success rates of franchisors and franchisees, advantages and disadvantages of franchising for both franchisors and franchisees, the process of franchising a business idea, and the process of selecting and working with a franchisor.
  • ENT3423 Funding Sources for Entrepreneurial Opportunities (3)
    Prerequisite: ENT3003 or both ENT2010 and ENT2011.
    This course covers various aspects of financing an entrepreneurial venture. Major topics include attracting seed and growth capital from sources such as venture capital, investment banking, government, and commercial banks. Among the issues discussed are valuing a company, going public, selling out, acquisitions, bankruptcy, different legal forms of organization, partnerships, and taxes.
  • ENT4114 New Venture Creation (3)
    This course gives students the opportunity to complete a business plan for the creation of a new venture. In the process of development, they identify new or emerging opportunities for providing goods or services, demonstrate the need for such goods or services through market research, and develop financial statements for the proposed venture.
  • ENT4943 Entrepreneurship Internship (3)
    Prerequisite: ENT2010, ENT2011, and ENT3003.
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This course is designed for College of Business students who desire to gain real world experience in the Entrepreneurship field through on-the-job-practice. Students work under the direction of an approved industry professional and the Director of Internships and Career Services.
  • FIN3244 Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance Systems (3)
    Prerequisite: ACG2021 and ECO2013.
    This course focuses on money and capital markets, financial institutions, financial systems, and financial environment including an introduction to investments. Emphasizes the microfinancial decision-making process of the business firm.
  • FIN3403 Financial Management of the Firm (3)
    Prerequisite: ACG2021 and ECO2013.
    This course is an examination of the basic concepts involved in the investment, financing, and dividend decisions of the business firm. Managerial orientation with emphasis on identification, analysis, and solution of financial problems confronting the firm.
  • FIN4941 Finance Internship (3)
    Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This internship is designed for College of Business students who desire to gain real world experience in the finance field through on-the-job practice. Students work under the direction of an approved industry professional, a faculty advisor, and the internship director.
  • GEB3213 Business Communications (3)
    This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
  • GEB4941 Business Internship (1-6)
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This business internship is designed for College of Business students who desire to gain real-world experience in the accounting field through on-the-job practice. Students work under the direction of an approved industry professional, a faculty advisor, and the internship director. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
  • ISM3003 Foundations of Management Information Systems (3)
    Prerequisite: CGS2518.
    This course is an overview of the MIS profession and the role of MIS in organizations. Topics include the introduction to fundamental techniques and methods used in the analysis of business processes for which computer-based information systems are designed and managed.
  • ISM3541 Introduction to Business Analytics (3)
    This course provides students with an introduction to basic business analytics concepts and applications. The course covers the principles of data analytic thinking and provide a solid foundation for data driven decision making in various business and organizational settings. The course places special emphasis on working through applications and examples of analytics in the real world.
  • ISM4941 Field Study in Management Information Systems (1-3)
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This course provides students with learning opportunities in the organizational management information systems environments beyond those available in existing MIS courses. No more than three credit hours allowed in a semester. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
  • MAN3025 Concepts of Management (3)
    This course introduces the nature and process of management, with emphasis upon management of physical and human resources. (Credit not allowed for business majors.)
  • MAN3240 Organizational Behavior (3)
    This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
  • MAN4701 Business & Society (3)
    Prerequisite: MAN3240.
    This course is an examination of current and future issues in business and society with emphasis on the social responsibility of business and future challenges for business in a pluralistic society.
  • MAN4720 Strategic Management & Business Policy (3)
    This course is a case analysis of business and management problems for the formulation of managerial strategies and policies.
  • MAN4941 Field Study in Management (1-3)
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This course provides students with on-the-job experience in major area.
  • MAR3023 Basic Marketing Concepts (3)
    Prerequisite: ECO2023 and one behavioral science course.
    This course is a required prerequisite for all marketing courses. Gives the student an understanding of the decision areas and the ability to utilize marketing concepts to make business decisions.
  • MAR3231 Retailing Management (3)
    This course introduces students to the multifaceted world of retail. Students are exposed to the managerial side of retail principles including pricing strategies, multichannel retailing, consumer behavior, merchandising and customer service.
  • MAR4941 Marketing Internship (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of internship director or sales program director. MAR 3023 and six hours of additional coursework in Marketing.
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This course is a marketing internship designed for marketing majors who want to gain real world experience in the marketing field through on-the-job practice. Students work under the direction of an approved industry professional, a faculty advisor and the internship director.
  • MAR4946 Professional Sales Practicum (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of internship director or sales program director. MAR3023, MAR3400, and one other sales course.
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This course is designed for Professional Sales majors who want to gain real-world experience through one of three options: (1) on the job practice, i.e., a sales internship, (2) strategic account management, i.e., a faculty-directed study of sales research techniques, or (3) a professional sales competition, with the permission of the sales program director.
  • QMB3200 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions (3)
    Prerequisite: CGS2100 and STA2023.
    This course examines classical and modern decision-making techniques based on probabilistic concepts. Emphasizes applications to all areas of business.
  • REE4941 Real Estate Internship (3)
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This internship is designed for College of Business students who desire to gain real-world experience in the real estate field through on-the-job practice. Students work under the direction of an approved industry professional, a faculty advisor, and the internship director. S/U grade only.
  • RMI2302 Risk in Business & Society (3)
    This course is designed to enhance student understanding of risk and its implications for individuals, business, and society. The course focuses on the impact of uncertainty on decisions and the risk-reward tradeoff. Students analyze the implications of risk in a variety of settings.
  • RMI4941 Risk Management and Insurance Internship (3)
    Prerequisite: RMI3011 and six additional hours of business/risk management and insurance coursework..
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This internship is designed for College of Business students who desire to gain real world experience in the risk management/insurance field through on-the-job practice. Students work under the direction of an approved industry professional, a faculty advisor, and the internship director.
Classics
  • CLT2049 Medical Terminology (3)
    This course introduces students to the medical and technical vocabulary based on Latin and Greek elements in medical Latin and English.
English
  • ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context (3)
    Prerequisite: ENC1101.
    This course focuses on teaching students research skills that allow them to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts.
Family and Child Sciences
  • CHD2220 Child Growth and Development: The Foundation Years (3)
    This course is the study of children from birth through middle childhood.
  • CHD3243 Contexts in Adolescent Development (3)
    Prerequisite: CHD2220.
    This course examines the developmental process related to cognitive, physical, and psychosocial growth from pre to late adolescence and the reciprocal influences of various contexts in which these youth are embedded, such as families, peer groups, schools, and communities.
  • CHD4537 Parenting (3)
    Prerequisite: Major Status.
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This course is a comprehensive review of the contemporary theory and research in parenting. The course is organized developmentally, focusing on the emerging needs, responsibilities, and skills required by parents at progressive stages of their children's development.
  • CHD4615 Public Policy: Child and Family Issues (3)
    Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Major status or instructor permission..
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This course uses readings, lecture, discussion, guest speakers, field work, research, and writing, for students to become familiar with the process of formulating, implementing, and evaluating public policy. Family and child issues that have resulted in policy decisions at every level are identified, and current issues that are in need of attention by policy makers are explored. Research related to family issues and its impact on family policy is analyzed with emphasis on enhancing the role of family and child professionals in policy process.
  • FAD2230 Family Relationships: A Life Span Development Approach (3)
    This course examines the dynamics of contemporary family life and interpersonal relationships in a changing society and over the life course.
  • FAD3220 Individual and Family Life Span Development (3)
    This course is an analysis of individual and family development as it applies to professional application in human services.
  • FAD3343 Contexts of Adult Development and Aging (3)
    Prerequisite: CHD2220 .
    This course examines the developmental processes related to cognitive, physical, and psychosocial changes during adulthood, the associated challenges, and the influences of various contexts in which adults are embedded, such as families and communities.
  • FAD4265 Family Diversity (3)
    Prerequisite: Prerequisites: CHD 2220, FAD 2230, FAD 3343, and CHD 3243..
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This course is designed to expose students to the diversity of families by race, ethnicity, social classes, and structures in an ego-systemic context.
  • Practicum in Family and Child Science videoFAD4805 Practicum in Family and Child Science (6) | View video text only
    Prerequisite: Major status. Also, at least four additional major courses, and FAD 4932 (completed the semester before enrolling in FAD 4805)
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This course is designed to provide students with experiences in a community setting serving children, youth, and families and the opportunity to apply course material to the work environment.
  • Pre-Professional Development videoFAD4932 Pre-Professional Development (1) | View video text only
    Prerequisite: Major status and senior standing.
    This course is restricted to specific majors; contact the department for additional information.
    This course is designed to expose students to career opportunities in FCS and professional/ethical behavior and to prepare them for placement in agencies/organizations serving individuals and families.
Hospitality
  • HFT1000 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management (3)
    This course offers an introductory review of the segments, disciplines, career opportunities, and current issues in the hospitality industry.
  • HFT2061 Ales, Algers and International Culture (3)
    This course is an introduction to ales and lagers of the world with a focus upon their importance to global cultures found in many regions. Students learn about these regional beers and the interrelation with their culture, including food, heritage, and festivals.
    This course meets the University's multicultural course requirements.
  • HFT2062 International Wine and Culture (3)
    This course provides an introduction to wines of the world with a focus upon the importance to global cultures. Students learn about these regional wines and the interrelationship with their cultures and heritage.
    This course meets the University's multicultural course requirements.
  • HFT2452 Hospitality Supply Management (3)
    This course introduces the importance of how proper hospitality supply management can lead to hospitality business success. Understanding the relationship between what supplies are needed, negotiations and bidding processes for obtaining competitive pricing, balancing inventory with consumer demand, developing and maintaining business relationships through the supply chain, and the proper sales process are emphasized in this class content. The course is open to all majors within the university.
  • HFT2890 International Food and Culture (3)
    This course explores the world's cuisines with a focus on the history of culinary arts, indigenous ingredients, customs, as well as various cooking methods and terminology from places such as Latin and South America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Scandinavia, India, and Asia.
    This course meets the University's multicultural course requirements.
  • HFT3240 Managing Service Organizations (3)
    This course is an in-depth examination of the concept of service and the linkages of the three most important functional areas of the firm: marketing, operations, and human resources. The course also addresses the concept of quality.
Humanities
  • HUM3321 Multicultural Dimensions of Film and 20th-Century Culture (3)
    This course examines the impact of American Cinema on social relations and on the reproduction of power. Students benefit from this course by learning a matrix of movie history, movie genres, and approaches to multiculturalism by which to judge movies, cultural representation and the cultural experiences of life. The movies provide a window into middle and late 20th century cultures, which serve as comparisons and contrasts for culture in the 21st century.
Theatre
  • THE2000 Introduction to Theatre (3)
    This course focuses on the historical development and basic elements for appreciation and evaluation of theatrical performances. The course is designed for non-majors.


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