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ABRD4080 Study Abroad - Exchange Program

This course is a variable-credit placeholder course used to maintain JWU student status while participating in a JWU exchange program. Students apply for the exchange program through JWU Study Abroad, which identifies the approved exchange university institutions. Students are enrolled in exchange university courses overseas. The international host university courses are not from the JWU catalog, so students schedule for this course (3–18 credits) to maintain registration at Johnson & Wales.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3-18 Semester Credits

ABRD4180 Study Abroad - Affiliate Program

This course is a variable-credit placeholder course used to maintain JWU student status while participating in a JWU affiliate program. Students apply for the affiliate program through JWU Study Abroad, which identifies the approved affiliate organizations and specific approved programs. Students are enrolled in an affiliate's partner university courses overseas. The international host institution or university courses are not from the JWU catalog, so students schedule for ABRD4180 (3–18 credits) to maintain registration at Johnson & Wales.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3-18 Semester Credits

ABRD6080 Sustainability, Community Engagement, and Leadership in Nepal

This course is designed to provide a focused lens on the leadership of sustainability, community engagement, and global citizenship, with an emphasis on nonprofit management. Students utilize a systems perspective to identify and analyze the complex factors that contribute to the challenges and proposed solutions to community-based approaches for addressing the concerns and roles of diverse stakeholders, specifically in Nepal. As a case study, students learn on-site at a nonprofit organizational community in Nepal, the Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation (KRMEF), which is an innovative and replicable model for sustainable community and leadership development. KRMEF represents an ecological systems (biodynamic) model for addressing the needs of the people and communities specifically in the Kathmandu Valley region of Nepal, with relevance to shared concerns within a global context. Students are immersed in the complex development of Nepal as a developing and post-disaster country and emerging democracy, through relevant readings, structured site visits and excursions, cultural events, and community interaction. Ongoing, intentional reflection provide opportunities for participants to engage with, synthesize, communicate about and act upon what they learn from their experiences and how that relates to academic, professional, civic and leadership interests.
Prerequisite(s): RSCH5700.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT1210 Financial Accounting

This course introduces students to the basic principles, practices and theories of financial accounting. Topics include the identification, measurement and recording of the financial effects of economic events on enterprises. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and use of financial statements for the corporation, interpretation and use of financial statement information in business decisions, and a study of the system that produces this information.
Prerequisite(s): BUS1001 or EQN1001 or EVNT1001 or FSM1001 or FSM2025 or FSM2045 or HOSP1001 or HSC1010 or SEE1001 or SPM1001 (or concurrent), (FIT1040 or FSM2007) (or concurrent).
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT1220 Managerial Accounting

This course covers how accounting information is used internally for planning, controlling, and decision making. Students learn the nature, application, and behavior of costs for manufacturers, retailers and service providers. The preparation of operating and financial budgets is also covered. Students explore how accounting information is utilized internally to make business decisions relevant to performance evaluation and help align with the organization’s goals.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT2035 Accounting Software

In this interactive course, students gain experience with a commercial accounting software package. The course is conducted in a laboratory setting. The software program is selected based on local market demand and designed for small- to medium-sized businesses. Basic through advanced setup, maintenance and the entire accounting cycle are completed using the software. Students master the reporting function and also work with payroll, sales and pricing transactions by customer and/or job. Advanced topics such as the audit trail, closing the books and reversing journal entries are explored.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT2150 Accounting for Hospitality Service Organizations

This course combines the concepts of accounting theory and practices with the specialized requirements of hospitality service organizations. The course introduces the nature and purpose of accounting, the double-entry system, accounting documents, and financial statements of service organizations. Comprehensive coverage is given to revenue and expense accounting, inventory systems, vertical, horizontal and ratio analyses, accounting for current assets and current liabilities with particular focus on unearned revenue, intangible assets, selective topics in property and equipment accounting and sales forecasting.
Prerequisite(s): COHM2010, FIT1040 or FSM2007 (or concurrent).
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT2210 Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice I

This course provides an introduction to theories, practice and the conceptual framework in financial accounting. Students expand their knowledge of revenue recognition, cash, and accounts receivable, including account valuation and the impact of related transactions on periodic net income and financial position, inventory, and property, plant and equipment.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT2220 Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice II

This course serves as a continuation of Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice I. Special topics are studied such as accounting for current and non-current liabilities, stockholders’ equity, earnings per share, income taxes, leases, investments, accounting for changes and errors, and the statement of cash flows.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT2210.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT3011 Federal Taxes I

This course is a study of federal tax laws and treasury regulations and their application to the income of individuals. Practice is given in the preparation of tax returns, supplemental forms and schedules required to be filed by individuals.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT3012 Federal Taxes II

This course involves the study of federal tax laws pertaining to sole proprietorships, advanced personal tax situations, partnerships and corporations.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT3011.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT3030 Not-For-Profit and Governmental Accounting

This course introduces students to the accounting procedures of local and state governments. It also introduces students to the accounting standards of organizations that exist and operate for purposes other than to provide goods and services at a profit. The Single Audit Act (OMB Circular A-133), government auditing standards (the "yellow book") and preparation of federal form 990 are also studied.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT2220.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT3035 Cost Accounting

This course focuses on the study of accounting in a manufacturing business and advanced topics. Costing procedures covered include job order costing and overhead application rates, activity-based costing, process costing, joint costs allocations, standard costing and variance analysis.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1220.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT3045 Internal Auditing

The internal audit function of the modern organization is the subject of this course, with a concentration on the nature of operational auditing, its objectives, procedures and standards. Attention is given to the analysis of the various administrative and accounting controls on which management depends for efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT2220.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT3050 Advanced Accounting

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to international accounting and the knowledge to prepare consolidated financial statements.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT2220.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT3055 Casino Accounting

This course focuses on the characteristics of casino accounting by providing a history of the gaming industry. This history describes the evolution of the systems of internal control used in casino operations and illustrates the accounting methods used to comply with state and federal regulations according to generally accepted accounting principles and the AICPA Guide to the Casino and Gaming Industry.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT3060 Accounting Information Systems

This course prepares accounting majors for the technology issues they will face in their careers and effective communications with information technology personnel within organizations. Topics covered include transaction and data processing cycles, systems analysis and design, computer fraud and internal control, and auditing accounting information systems.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1220 or ACCT4040.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT3080 Fraud Examination: Theory and Practice

This course covers accounting and legal concepts along with the procedures that are necessary to accomplish fraud detection, fraud investigation and fraud prevention duties. Students learn how to analyze allegations of fraud and how to utilize accounting and investigative skills during a fraud investigation. Computerized application development assists in case analysis. Expert witness testimony is also discussed along with a review of the variety of ways to communicate findings.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT3150 Financial Management for Hospitality Service Organizations

This course presents how accounting information is used by management to analyze and measure the efficiency and profitability of hospitality service organizations. The course emphasizes the managerial uses of budgets and variance analysis, relevant cost analysis, regression analysis, and cost-volume-profit relationships. Net present value, internal rate of return, risk and cost of capital are also discussed.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210 or ACCT2150, FIT1040 or FSM2007 (or concurrent).
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT4040 Auditing

This course is designed to acquaint the student with methods of verification, analysis and interpretation of generally accepted auditing procedures. The mechanics of planning and implementing an audit and the preparation of reports are studied.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT2220.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT4050 International Accounting

Accounting for and reporting upon the financial aspects of a multinational corporation are addressed in this course. Topics include foreign currency transactions, foreign currency translation (FASB 52), and accounting policies and practices of countries other than the United States.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT2220.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT4060 Accounting Seminar

This course is delivered in a seminar format and serves as the capstone course for seniors majoring in Accounting. Using knowledge obtained through previous accounting coursework, students analyze and report on contemporary issues in accounting and auditing. Computer software is used extensively throughout the course.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT2035, ACCT3011, ACCT3035, ACCT4040, senior status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT4065 Accounting and Financial Analysis Seminar

This course is delivered in the seminar format and serves as the capstone for seniors pursuing the bachelor of science degree in Corporate Accounting and Financial Analysis. Students use the knowledge obtained through their other required accounting and finance courses to further develop their critical thinking and decision-making skills on accounting and financial analysis-related topics. Students use spreadsheet software to conduct analyses when appropriate.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT3035, ACCT4040, FISV3080, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

ACCT6001 Accounting Theory

This course involves an overview of the theory of accounting with emphasis on recent pronouncements issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT3050, completion of required accounting prerequisite and foundation courses.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT6003 Advanced Auditing

This course reviews various relevant auditing topics and enhances students' understanding of compilations, reviews and other attestation services so that they may perform certain audit procedures in a practice case format. This course is highly interactive with students working on various cases in a group format.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT4040, completion of required accounting prerequisite and foundation courses, knowledge of spreadsheet software.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT6020 Individual Taxation

This course offers students a practical approach to understanding the complexity of the U.S. tax system. Discussion centers on the tax laws as a means of fiscal policy. The course is designed to teach students how to research and understand the initiation of tax law in the legislature, how this is brought through the Treasury Department, and how judicial interpretation affects the understanding of tax issues. Emphasis in the course is on examination of the law of individual taxation from the standpoint of the Internal Revenue Code and pertinent regulations to ultimately foster an understanding of the U.S. tax system and the sources behind the law. Contemporary tax planning techniques are discussed throughout the course.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT6021 Corporate Taxation

This course offers the student a practical approach to understanding the complexity of the U.S. tax system. Discussion centers on the tax laws as a means of fiscal policy. Students explore how to plan to utilize the tax system for financing company needs. The course is designed to teach students how to research and understand the initiation of tax law, how this is brought through the Treasury Department, and how judicial interpretation affects the understanding of tax issues. Emphasis is placed on effective planning to assist shareholders to achieve desired goals in the formation, operation and liquidation stages of a corporation. Contemporary tax planning techniques are discussed throughout the course.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT3011, completion of required accounting prerequisite and foundation courses.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ADVC1010 Marketing Communications

This course covers the role of marketing communications in the overall marketing process. Emphasis is placed on the integration of advertising, sales promotion, public relations, and interactive marketing in the creation of effective and seamless communication strategies. Students learn how advertising messages are created using consumer insights and how messages are placed in a variety of media channels. Students also learn how each of the promotional mix elements can be used for specific purposes.
Prerequisite(s): FSM3075 or GDES1020 or HOSP3075 or MCOM 1005 or MCST1005 or MRKT1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ADVC1021 Influencer Marketing

This course introduces students to the emergence of social media influencers in public relations and marketing. In addition to the basic writing requirements and functions of public relations, students learn about the differences between maintaining complete PR lists which include the brand’s best media contacts and influencer lists. Particular emphasis is placed on the creation of new media correspondence such as digital press releases and social media influencer campaigns, ad formats and the concept of whitelisting and client correspondence, including agendas and meeting reports.
Prerequisite(s): HOSP3053 or MRKT1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ADVC2001 Content Creation and Generative AI

This course prepares students on how to create content across digital, social and traditional media channels using a wide range of copy and design tools, including generative AI applications. Emphasis is on teaching students to think both strategically and creatively for the wide range of media and communication tools used by today's advertisers, including generative AI tools and applications. The growing digital creator economy is also covered, including how it has changed the advertising and brand marketing industry, job opportunities and entrepreneurship.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC1010.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ADVC2002 Copywriting and Art Direction

This course is an introduction to the creative crafts of advertising: copywriting and art direction. The course covers the creative crafts in traditional media such as print, outdoor, broadcast and collateral, and in new media. Copywriting study includes headline writing, body copy, theme lines and tag lines, as well as script writing. Art direction study includes layout, design and typography. This course aids students in incorporating both copywriting and art direction disciplines into portfolio samples.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC2001 or GDES3050.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ADVC2011 Media Buying and Planning

This course focuses on the process of media planning and buying with particular emphasis on traditional, digital and social media. Students learn to use media research tools to select appropriate media vehicles that reach specific audiences across various media classes. Topics include media strategy development, agency/media relations, reach and frequency optimization, digital programmatic real-time bidding, and establishing budgets and costs.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC1010.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ADVC4020 Personal Branding and Portfolio Seminar

This course is designed to give business students an experiential personal branding and portfolio-building seminar in a simulated work environment, under the supervision of faculty with expertise in personal branding. Students assess their body of work, focusing on refining and evolving selected pieces, to show prospective employers the depth of their knowledge and skills in their respective majors. Students complete the course with a diverse and competitive e-portfolio, with a clear personal brand positioning statement about themselves, for their respective career path in business.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1001, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ADVC4050 Integrated Search Engine Marketing Campaigns

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop effective search engine optimization campaigns with particular attention to integrated content marketing strategies. Content marketing includes effective web writing and storytelling. Students explore the various components that go into creating websites resulting in high page rankings, leading to customer engagement and achieving organizational objectives and integration with programmatic and email marketing campaigns. Topics include SEO architecture, key navigation and linking principles and content development and design principles. Dashboards and A-B testing are used to assess ROI and optimize website performance in terms of traffic and conversion. Certifications are available in Google Analytics.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC2011, sophomore status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ADVC4120 Marketing Communications in an International Context

This course is a variable credit course within the study abroad program. The students earns a variable 3.0 to 9 credits. The purpose of this course is for students to have an international experience in which they can gain firsthand knowledge of how organizations use positioning and communication strategies to achieve specific marketing objectives. Industry visits, cultural excursions and on-the-ground projects provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop integrated marketing communication plans, including advertising, public relations, and media strategies.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC1010, MRKT1001, acceptance into Study Abroad program.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3-9 Semester Credits

AICV5550 Topics in Artificial Intelligence

This course introduces topics in the multifaceted field of artificial intelligence. Topics include machine learning, search and planning, and deep learning. Focus areas encompass the design of agents and models using industry-relevant programming languages, scientific packages, and the use of toolkits to make machines behave and think like humans to solve different problems in artificial intelligence.
Prerequisite(s): Student must meet admissions criteria for the Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence & Computer Vision or seek Dept. Chair approval.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

AICV5560 Computer Vision and Image Processing

This course explores topics in image processing and computer vision. Topics include image formulation and processing, feature detection and matching, machine learning methods, and camera calibration and stereography. Algorithms and theoretical mathematical methods are utilized to acquire, process and analyze images to formulate a reasoning about the visual world.
Prerequisite(s): AICV5550.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

AICV5570 Machine Learning

This course investigates principles and concepts in machine learning focusing on employing machine learning tools in the utilization of computer algorithms as they apply to datasets. Regression and classification methods which include linear regression, nearest neighbor, and support vector machines (SVMs) are presented. Programming applications utilized in the course consist of industry-relevant programming languages and scientific packages.
Prerequisite(s): AICV5550, DATA5150.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

ANSC1010 Introduction to Animal Science

This course explores how animals are utilized in agricultural production, recreation, and scientific research. Emphasis is placed on the variety of domesticated animal species used in modern agriculture, recreation, and scientific research. The role of animals in substantiable agricultural is examined. Students consider how animal welfare and animal rights topics influence the human animal relationship. Career opportunities in the animal science field are explored.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: ANSC1015.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ANSC1015 Introduction to Animal Science Laboratory

This is a companion course to Introduction to Animal Science. Students expand their knowledge and develop skills in basic care requirements for domesticated and kept animals in agricultural, recreational, and scientific research facilities. The influence of domestication, living arrangements, and management practices on animal behavior is observed with multiple species including beef cattle, dairy cattle, equine, swine, sheep and goats, poultry, and research animal species. Sustainable practices for each facility type are examined. Students partake in hands-on experiences at a variety of selective facilities.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: ANSC1010.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

ANSC1050 Domestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology

This course covers the anatomy and physiology of domestic animals, based on cell, tissue, organ and system body structures. Species covered include companion animals in veterinary medicine and domesticated animals used in modern agriculture, recreation, and scientific research. Emphasis is placed on acquisition of a basic knowledge of anatomical structures, their operation and integration. Veterinary and anatomical nomenclature such as body planes and directional terms are studied. The following tissues and organ systems are covered: epithelium, connective tissue, blood and bone marrow, bone/cartilage, muscle tissue, nervous tissue, digestive system, circulatory system, reproductive, urinary system and respiratory system.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: ANSC1055.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ANSC1055 Domestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory

This course is a laboratory companion course coordinated with Domestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology lecture, which introduces domestic animal anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. This course explores anatomical structure and physiologic function through the use of anatomical models, dissection of mammalian specimens and examination/interpretation of diagnostic imaging commonly used in veterinary medicine. A regional/functional perspective is combined with a systemic overview of body systems and animal species comparisons. Skills essential to understanding the interrelationships between body systems, from molecular to organ levels, which are critical to the proper function of the dynamic animal body are applied.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: ANSC1050.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

ANSC2010 Principles of Animal Nutrition

This course focuses on nutrition of animal species used in modern agriculture, scientific research and companionship. Comparative digestive anatomy and the classes of nutrients including their digestion, use and sources are discussed. Nutrient requirements and feeding standards are explored. Feed requirements, laws and regulations, and labeling requirements are examined. Emphasis is placed on common feedstuffs and formulating rations and nutritional programs for animal enterprises.
Prerequisite(s): ANSC1050, ANSC1055.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ANSC2030 Principles of Animal Behavior and Training

This course focuses on the application of ethology to understand and improve the systematic training of animals. This course examines animal behavior and the evolution of animal behavior. The communication process and techniques involving classical and operant conditioning are analyzed. Understanding aggression in animals and techniques to cope with aggression in animals are explored. Students are additionally introduced to and explore the various practices and techniques associated with animal training, with a particular emphasis placed on the skills necessary to train domestic and wild animals for husbandry, handling, and healthcare needs.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ANSC3010 Animal Reproduction and Genetics

This course examines breeding methods and programs for domesticated animals. Reproductive anatomy, gestation and parturition of various animals are discussed. Students learn to develop a basic animal breeding program that considers Mendelian principles and ethical standards. Heritability and genetic diseases and disorders are researched within various animal populations. Advantages and disadvantages of different breeding methods and selection strategies are explored in this course in order for students to be well-versed in the history and current science of animal reproduction.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ANSC3110 Animal Disease and Preventative Health

This course develops knowledge of the common diseases and disorders of animal species used in modern agriculture, scientific research and companionship. Fundamental principles in the transmission, pathogenesis, treatment and control of disease are covered. Identification of disease-producing organisms, signs of illness along with knowledge of vaccination and common disease management principles prepare the student to recognize and prevent health problems. Common pharmaceuticals, parasitology and anthelmintic programs are studied.
Prerequisite(s): ANSC1050, ANSC1055.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ANSC3230 Animal Production and Management Laboratory

This course emphasizes how management practices influence animal production. Modeling production systems that maximize productivity while minimizing environmental impact is explored. Farm-to-table production channels/opportunities and specialty species for local, regional and national distribution are discussed. Students apply theories to a variety of animals including beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats and poultry. The course includes field trips where students experience topics covered in the course.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

ANSC3350 Perspectives in Animal-Assisted Interventions

This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI), including Animal-Assisted Activities, Therapies and Education (AAA, AAT, AAE). Information regarding the history and evolution of the human-animal bond and the benefits of this relationship are explored. The role of pets and other animals in contemporary society and common uses of animals in therapeutic settings, as well as ethical concerns when working with animals are covered. The history of the use of animals for therapeutic purposes is reviewed and current scientific studies of AAI are examined and evaluated. Guest speakers and/or visits to therapeutic/training facilities helps provides students with firsthand experience and insight into the use of animals as therapeutic agents.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ANSC4120 Animal Welfare, Health and Wellness

This course focuses on the basic principles, history and application of animal welfare science for multiple species. It is an introduction to the moral and ethical theories of animal rights and welfare. Students learn to assess the welfare of animals in a variety of settings using science-based methods and reasoning. Contemporary issues in animal welfare are explored, including understanding economic incentives to improve animal welfare and reduce economic losses in farm animals. Various means of measuring animal welfare are explored including health, productivity behavior and physiological responses.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ANSC4230 Laboratory Animal Science and Management

This comprehensive course in laboratory animal science prepares students for employment as animal care and handling technicians or assistants in scientific laboratories or biotech companies under the supervision of a scientist or lab manager. The course is designed to cover the educational materials necessary for the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) and Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification exams offered by the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), providing students pathways to establish careers in laboratory animal sciences. Topics covered include laboratory animal husbandry, handling, health and welfare practices. Basic laboratory animal facility administration, safety and management concepts, as well as best practices in research methodology are investigated. Career opportunities in laboratory animal care are explored.
Prerequisite(s): ANSC1050, ANSC1055, BIO1022, BIO1026.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ANSC4410 Special Topics in Animal Science I

This course is designed to allow students to pursue advanced work in specialized animal and veterinary science topics; examples of potential topics: Advanced Animal Behavior and Training Techniques, Techniques in Veterinary Practice, and Animal Facilities Management Strategies. The course may be a combination of practical applications of knowledge and advanced research. All potential topics must be presented for faculty approval. Final presentation is required.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

ANSC4440 Special Topics in Animal Science II

This course is designed to allow students to pursue advanced work in specialized animal and veterinary science topics; examples of potential topics: Advanced Animal Behavior and Training Techniques, Techniques in Veterinary Practice, and Animal Facilities Management Strategies. The course may be a combination of practical applications of knowledge and advanced research. All potential topics must be presented for faculty approval. Final presentation is required.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ANSC4470 Special Topics in Animal Science III

This course is designed to allow students to pursue advanced work in specialized animal and veterinary science topics; examples of potential topics: Advanced Animal Behavior and Training Techniques, Techniques in Veterinary Practice, and Animal Facilities Management Strategies. The course may be a combination of practical applications of knowledge and advanced research. All potential topics must be presented for faculty approval. Final presentation is required.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

ANTH1050 Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humankind in all of its diversity. It is divided into four subfields: physical (biological) anthropology, archeology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology. This course is focused primarily on cultural anthropology, which pays particular attention to culture and its pivotal influence on the social institutions and life experiences that make us human. Culture refers to the values, traditions and social practices shared by a group of people at a particular time and place. This course uses anthropology with its holistic approach and its emphasis on the ethnographic method (participant observation) to examine the richness and complexity of the human experience.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ART2010 Introduction to Film

This course is designed to give students an in-depth introduction to the motion picture medium. Students gain an understanding of the technical aspects of filmmaking and the ways in which movies express meaning through cinematography, production design, actor performance, editing, sound design, and narrative. The ideology of film and film theory are also explored.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ART2030 Music Appreciation

This survey course of the history of music covers the elements of music, terminology, composition, form and style. It also explores the instruments, voices and ensembles that interact to create the art of music, focusing on periods of music after 1500 — Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern. American musical theater, jazz and music of world cultures are also studied. Emphasis is on developing critical listening skills and on developing an appreciation of music of many genres.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ART2040 Disease and Illness in Western Art

This course explores the constantly evolving relationship between art and medicine. In particular, students explore the various ways in which the body, disease and illness have been depicted and understood in Western societies both past and present. Students analyze visual art in historical and cultural context and examine how constructs of religion, gender, sex, race and ethnicity have influenced representations of the body and processes of suffering and healing.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ART3020 Art History

This course provides an introduction to the understanding and appreciation of art. Emphasis is placed on the visual arts of painting, sculpture and architecture. The course covers the basic principles of design, form and techniques as well as a general chronological history of art from ancient to contemporary works. Students are encouraged to respond actively to works of art through class discussions, museum visits and class projects.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ART3110 World Cinemas

This course is designed to give students an in-depth introduction to the rich and diverse history of film across the world. Through a series of case studies, students engage deeply with a broad range of international filmmakers, movements and styles, focusing on places such as France, Italy, Japan, China, Brazil, Mexico and more. Students explore the ways in which specific film styles and traditions develop in relation to 1) their own social/cultural contexts, 2) the global dominance of Hollywood Cinema and 3) the “transnational” context of an increasingly globalized film marketplace. In the process, students are not only exposed to a wealth of international films and filmmakers — they move beyond the classic pleasure of simply watching movies and develop the tools necessary to analyze films aesthetically, thematically and technically and to reflect critically upon the social meaning and importance of our global film culture.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ASCI4799 College of Arts & Sciences Internship

Students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences Internship engage in experiential learning to integrate knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Through the internship, students gain valuable applied experience and have the opportunity to make connections within their chosen field/industry. Additionally, students gain firsthand experience with workplace challenges, nuances and everyday expectations associated with a variety of functions within the workplace. Through the internship and reflective assignments, students gain greater insight regarding their own career-readiness and what is required for success in their chosen profession.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and 2) have completed 57 hours of course work.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3-12 Semester Credits

BEV5100 General Studies in Fermentation Science

This course explores fermentation in food and beverage systems with emphasis on the functional properties of microorganisms. Students are exposed to a range of topics including the role of microorganisms in generating flavor and aromas of foods, effect of fermentation on food properties, biologically active compounds, safety and process control in the food fermentation industry.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BEV5200 Advanced Global Wine Studies

This advanced wine course provides an overview of the world of wine. The vineyard and the winery are the initial focus which develops into sensory evaluation. The main wine producing areas of the world are covered examining the historical, cultural and legislative influences that have influenced the wines style and quality. Business principles are discussed where the main objective is to understand the marketability and profitability of wines and to make strategic business decisions. Depending on the knowledge and previous experience of the student, beverage certifications from internationally recognized organizations will be an option.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BEV5250 Advanced Global Studies in Beer and Brewing Operations

The course provides students with a broad understanding of the beer and brewing industry within the context of the global beverage marketplace. Students examine the many issues faced by modern breweries of all sizes and types, including changes in consumer attitudes and behavior. Students build on a basic understanding of beer production styles to examine various supply chain models, changing regulatory climates, environmental and ethical considerations, and the applications of technologies to address industry challenges. Students develop strategies for sustainable growth and logistical process and operational efficiencies.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BEV5300 Advanced Global Spirits Studies

This advanced spirit course provides an overview of the world of spirits. Distillation and the production of spirit is the primary focus which will develop into sensory evaluation. All spirit categories are covered from production to service. Business principles are discussed, and major global companies and their strategies are analyzed. Sales and marketing, product development, forecasting trends and brand innovations are a major component of this course. The legal aspects from a global standpoint are examined with the implications of importation and taxes. Depending on the knowledge and previous experience of the student, beverage certifications from internationally recognized organizations will be an option.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BEV5350 Advanced Beverage Marketing and Retail

This course provides advanced studies in beverage marketing and retailing terminology and concepts. Students discuss market research, brand creation and establishment, packaging, integrating marketing communications strategies, the three-tier system for distribution, craft beverage tourism, pricing, digital media and legislation around beverage marketing.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BEV5400 Contemporary Issues in the Global Beverage Industry

The nature, scope and significance of this course is to review, discuss and analyze current issues in contemporary global beverage management. Students utilize their knowledge and understanding from other courses to address present-day topics that have various impact within the industry. Daily and weekly news sources serve as primary references for the content of this course.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO1011 General Biology - Cellular

This course provides an introduction to the structure, function and genetics of living organisms. It is designed to be a first course for biology majors and to provide a foundation for more advanced courses in the biological sciences. Topics include the chemistry of biological molecules, cell structure and function, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, the cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis and sexual reproduction, and genetics. This course is taken concurrently with General Biology Laboratory - Cellular.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: BIO1016.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO1016 General Biology Laboratory - Cellular

This is a laboratory companion course coordinated with BIO1011 that introduces students to techniques and equipment used in experimental biology. Students take an inquiry-based, self-guided learning approach to the discovery of cell structure and function, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, the cell cycle, and genetics. Additionally, this laboratory course provides students with the opportunity to practice laboratory safety, design experimental procedures, collect data, analyze results and discuss conclusions.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: BIO1011.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

BIO1022 General Biology - Organismal

This course provides an introduction to evolution, the diversity of life on earth, plant and animal form, function, growth, development and reproduction, ecology and ecosystems. This course is taken concurrently with General Biology Laboratory - Organismal.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: BIO1026.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO1026 General Biology Laboratory - Organismal

This is a laboratory companion course coordinated with BIO1022 that introduces students to techniques and equipment used in experimental biology. Students take an inquiry-based, self-guided learning approach to the discovery of the mechanisms of evolution, plant and animal development, and growth, ecology and ecosystems. Additionally, this laboratory course provides students with the opportunity to practice laboratory safety, design experimental procedures, collect data, analyze results and discuss conclusions.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: BIO1022.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

BIO2001 Genetics

This course provides students with the knowledge and analytical skills necessary to understand the principles of modern genetics. The nature of genes, genomes and chromosomes; mechanisms of recombination and mutation; Mendelian inheritance patterns; and genetic mechanisms underlying evolution are studied. Genetic studies performed on model organisms (such as bacteria, yeast and mold) are discussed to illustrate and reinforce genetic principles relating to human genetics and diseases.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1011, BIO1016, BIO1022, BIO1026.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO2003 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course is the first course of a two-semester sequence in which human A&P are examined through a systems approach to the human body, where systems are examined based on the interaction between form and function from the organismal level to the microscopic components of the tissues. The topics covered in this first course are body plan and organization, homeostasis, chemistry and cellular biology, histology, integumentary system, skeletal system and articulations, muscular system, nervous system, general and special senses, and endocrine system.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1011 and BIO1016, or SCI1015, CHM1000 and CHM1006 or CHM1022 and CHM1026, Corequisite: BIO2006.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO2006 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

In this laboratory course, students examine the macroscopic and microscopic structure of the human body using anatomical models, histology preparations, and dissection. Students collect, analyze and apply data to examine and understand human physiologic processes. Activities include experiments, computer simulations and measurement of physiologic activity in human subjects. Topics covered in this first course of the two course sequence are anatomical terminology, homeostasis and cellular transport mechanisms, histology, skeletal system and articulations, muscular system and movement, nervous system structure and physiology, general and special senses, endocrine system structures and physiology. Equipment commonly found in a medical setting is used. A&P I (lecture and laboratory) is designed to meet prerequisites for graduate programs in the health sciences.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1011 and BIO1016, or SCI1015, CHM1000 and CHM1006 or CHM1022 and CHM1026, Corequisite: BIO2003.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

BIO2013 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

This course is the second course of a two-semester sequence in which human A&P are examined through a systems approach to the human body, where systems are examined based on the interaction between form and function from the organismal level to the microscopic components of the tissues. The topics covered in this second course are cardiovascular system, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory system, digestive system, nutrients and metabolism, urinary system, fluid/electrolytes and acid-base balance, and reproductive system.
Prerequisite(s): BIO2003, BIO2006, Corequisite: BIO2016.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO2016 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

In this laboratory course, students examine the macroscopic and microscopic structure of the human body using anatomical models, histology preparations, and dissection. Students collect, analyze and apply data to examine and understand human physiologic processes. Activities include experiments, computer simulations and measurement of physiologic activity in human subjects. The topics covered in this second course of the two course sequence are cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, nutrients and metabolism, urinary system, fluid/electrolytes and acid-base balance, and reproductive system. Equipment commonly found in a medical setting is used. A&P II (lecture and laboratory) is designed to meet prerequisites for graduate programs in the health sciences.
Prerequisite(s): BIO2003, BIO2006, Corequisite: BIO2013.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

BIO2041 Human Physiology

This course examines the molecular, cellular and tissue-level processes involved in the function of human organ systems. Emphasis is on maintenance of internal homeostasis, organ system integration and components of human disease. Concurrent enrollment in BIO2046 Human Physiology Laboratory is required. Human Physiology (lecture and laboratory) is designed to meet prerequisites for graduate programs in the health sciences.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1011 and BIO1016, or SCI1015, CHM1022 and CHM1026 or CHM1000 and CHM1006, Corequisite: BIO2046.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO2046 Human Physiology Laboratory

This laboratory course allows students to collect, analyze and apply data to examine and understand human physiologic processes. Activities include experiments, computer simulations and measurement of physiologic activity in human subjects. Equipment commonly found in a medical setting is used. Human Physiology (lecture and laboratory) is designed to meet prerequisites for graduate programs in the health sciences.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1011 and BIO1016, or SCI1015, CHM1022 and CHM1026 or CHM1000 and CHM1006, Corequisite: BIO2041.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

BIO2201 General Microbiology

This course introduces the basic morphological, physiological and genetic aspects of various microbes, and explores the application of this information in medical, agricultural and industrial settings. Key topics include structure/function relationships, factors affecting the growth and control of microorganisms, microbial genetics and evolutionary mechanisms, host-microbe interactions, microbial ecosystems, and applied microbiology. Emphasis is on the relationship between developments in the field of microbiology and various aspects of modern society.
Prerequisite(s): (BIO1011/BIO1016 or SCI1015) and (CHM1000/CHM1006 or CHM1022/CHM1026 or CHM2040), Corequisite: BIO2206.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO2206 General Microbiology Laboratory

This is a laboratory companion course to be taken concurrently with General Microbiology. Students examine the properties of various microbes and factors affecting the growth and control of microbial agents. Throughout the term, students gain experience in light microscopy, pure culture and enrichment techniques, microbial identification, and enumeration. Emphasis is on appropriate and safe use of standard microbiological and molecular lab equipment and methods, as well as the ability to apply the scientific process.
Prerequisite(s): (BIO1011/BIO1016 or SCI1015) and (CHM1000/CHM1006 or CHM1022/CHM1026 or CHM2040), Corequisite: BIO2201.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

BIO2220 Microbiology for Food Professionals

This course introduces students to a wide variety of topics regarding the biology of food and water associated microorganisms. Important topics include all varieties of microbial agents of food and water borne diseases, characteristics of important species of food spoilage microbes, identification and control of disease agents associated with food and water, beneficial microbial action, microbial genetics and bacterial genomics. The interaction of microbes with the human digestive and immune systems is also studied.
Prerequisite(s): SCI1015.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

BIO2510 Plant Cultivation I: Soil, Soil Substitutes, and Disease Management

This course provides an overview of the cultivation of select species of plants, from seeds to mature reproductive plants. This course introduces concepts related to the organization of the plant body at the tissue, organ and system level and the related abiotic factors necessary for plant cultivation. Students study the structure and function of the root and shoot systems with an emphasis on environmental, physical and cellular physiological factors required for successful plant cultivation, and disease and pest management. This course is taken concurrently with Plant Cultivation I: Soil, Soil Substitutes, and Disease Management Laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1022 and BIO1026, Co-requisite: BIO2516.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO2516 Plant Cultivation I: Soil, Soil Substitutes, and Disease Management Laboratory

This laboratory course provides an overview of the cultivation of select species of plants, from seeds to mature reproductive plants. This course introduces concepts related to the organization of the plant body at the tissue, organ and system level and the related abiotic factors necessary for plant cultivation in soil and soil substitute growing medium. Students study the structure and function of the root and shoot systems with an emphasis on environmental, physical and cellular physiological factors required for successful plant cultivation, and disease and pest management. This course is taken concurrently with Plant Cultivation I: Soil, Soil Substitutes, and Disease Management Lecture.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1022 and BIO1026, Co-requisite: BIO2510.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

BIO3040 Molecular Biology

This course provides students with the opportunity to study current topics related to DNA replication, mutation, recombination and gene expression in prokaryotes, eukaryotes and their viruses. Students analyze primary journal articles that focus on the application of molecular biology in the health sciences, such as nutrigenomics, RNAi and epigenetic regulation. Additionally, students debate the ethics behind cloning and the genetic modification of organisms.
Prerequisite(s): BIO2001.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO3046 Molecular Biology Laboratory

This course uses select technologies to probe the central dogma of biology: DNA-->RNA-->Protein. Students carry out experiments to extract, purify and modify DNA, RNA and proteins within a model organism. Students use bioinformatic techniques in the design of their experiments. This course helps students to identify appropriate technologies to use when performing molecular biology procedures and prepares students seeking an entry position in the field of biotechnology and/or entry into a graduate research lab.
Prerequisite(s): BIO2001, Corequisite: BIO3040.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

BIO3070 Evolution

This course provides a background into the mechanisms of evolution including natural and other forms of selection and the role of genetic variation, mutations and genetic drift in these processes. Problems associated with classification and inferring phylogenetic relationships between organisms are also examined. Other topics include a history of life on earth, causes of speciation and extinction, coevolution, human evolution and cultural evolution.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1011, BIO1016, BIO1022, BIO1026.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO3080 Epigenetics

“Nature vs. Nurture: Are organisms a product of their DNA or their environment?” This question has plagued scientists and philosophers throughout the ages; in recent years, the field of epigenetics has begun to answer that question at the molecular level. Epigenetics explains the complex interplay between one’s environment and the expression of their genes, affected by chemical variations along chromosomes. Even more influential is the fact that some of these alterations are passed on to subsequent generations, thus beginning to explain the long-term implications of “good” vs. “bad” environment on health outcomes. This course first discusses the organization of chromosomes and how DNA methylation, histone modifications, chromatin remodeling, and the association of non-coding RNA molecules affect gene expression; it also explores how these complex statuses are determined by scientists. Finally, students explore specific epigenetic examples in scientific literature—namely, in relation to nutrition, trauma, cancer, neurological disorders, and development.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1011, BIO1016, BIO1022, BIO1026.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO3100 Coastal Ecology

This course examines the characteristics of coastal marine habitats, the flora and fauna of these habitats, and their ecological relationships. Anthropogenic effects on coastal habitats are also examined.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1022 and BIO1026, Corequisite: BIO3106.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO3106 Coastal Ecology Laboratory

This laboratory companion course coordinates with BIO3100. This course uses an inquiry-based learning approach to reinforce fundamental ecological concepts and introduce students to methods of data collection and analysis commonly used in ecology. Students are required to organize, analyze, interpret and present ecological data collected using various laboratory and field methods. Additionally, this laboratory course provides students with the opportunity to practice laboratory and field safety procedures. Special consideration is given to concepts and methods relevant to research conducted in the coastal environment.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1022 and BIO1026, Corequisite: BIO3100.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

BIO3400 Fundamentals of Pharmacology

This course integrates knowledge from core science courses including physiology, biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology to ascertain the relationship between biological processes and therapeutic agents. An understanding of pharmacology basics, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and a systematic cognizance of pharmacotherapy is emphasized. Course content brings an awareness of the adverse effects of pharmacologic agents on humans, animals, microorganisms and ecosystems.
Prerequisite(s): (SCI1015 or (BIO1011 and BIO1016)) and (SCI2031 or (BIO2003 and BIO2006) or (BIO2041 and BIO2046)), sophomore status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO3510 Plant Cultivation II: Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Tissue Culture, Genetics and Extraction

This course builds upon the major concepts introduced in BIO2510: Plant Cultivation I: Soil, Soil Substitutes, and Disease Management. Students learn how to propagate plants from cells, seeds, and mature vegetative cuttings, via hydroponic, aquaponics and tissue culture systems. The application of biotechnology to optimize and create economically valuable plants is discussed. Students are introduced to harvesting of targeted parts of the plant and chemical extraction techniques to isolate bioactive compounds for medicinal purposes. This course is taken concurrently with Plant Cultivation II: Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Tissue Culture, Genetic Manipulation and Extractions Laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): BIO2510, BIO2516 and (CHM1000/CHM1006 or CHM1022/CHM1026), Corequisite: BIO3516.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO3516 Plant Cultivation II: Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Tissue Culture, Genetics and Extraction Laboratory

This laboratory companion course coordinates with BIO3510. Students have the opportunity to implement the techniques and equipment used to propagate plants from cells, seeds, and mature vegetative cuttings, via hydroponic, aquaponics and tissue culture systems. The application of biotechnology to optimize and create economically valuable plants are discussed and applied. Students learn how to harvest targeted parts of the plant and are introduced to chemical extraction techniques used to isolate bioactive compounds for medicinal purposes.
Prerequisite(s): BIO2510, BIO2516 and (CHM1000/CHM1006 or CHM1022/CHM1026), Corequisite: BIO3510.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

BIO3620 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

What features do you share with fish? Birds are dinosaurs? When and how did mammals evolve? In this course, these and other questions are addressed using a multidisciplinary approach incorporating anatomy, physiology, development, ecology and environment to trace the evolution of vertebrate life. Through this approach, students gain a deeper understanding of the basis of human anatomical form and function.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1022, BIO1026, Corequisite: BIO3626.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO3626 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory

Dissection and study of representative species illustrating the evolution of vertebrate design form the foundation of this laboratory experience. Specimens to be studied include amphioxus, lamprey, shark, amphibian (Necturus), and cat or rabbit. Through this approach, students gain a deeper understanding of the basis of mammalian (and human) anatomical form and function.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1022, BIO1026, Corequisite: BIO3620.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

BIO4020 Integrative Biology

Integrative biology is a capstone biology course that applies the fundamental biological concepts of genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, evolution and ecology to explain biological systems from molecules to communities. This course uses primary literature and bioinformatics to explore microbial interactions, personalized medicine, and biomics. This course is paired with BIO4026 Integrative Biology Laboratory, which allows students to complete a senior research project tied to one of the major topic areas.
Prerequisite(s): BIO3040, Corequisite: BIO4026.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO4026 Integrative Biology Laboratory

This course is a thematic laboratory experience associated with BIO4020 Integrative Biology. This course requires students to investigate a scientific problem through a laboratory, in silico, and/or field research study in one of the following areas: microbial host interactions, personalized medicine, or biomics. Students develop skills essential for becoming an active member of the scientific community and workforce, such as scientific literacy, experimental design, modern research techniques, data collection and analysis, and scientific oral and written communication.
Prerequisite(s): BIO3040, Corequisite: BIO4020.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

BIO4030 Advanced Anatomy

This upper-level anatomy course expands on the content from prerequisite courses through cadaver-based dissection to explore the structure of the human body from functional, developmental and clinical perspectives. All organ systems are studied using prosection and team-based dissection of human cadavers.
Prerequisite(s): BIO2013, BIO2016.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO4040 Functional Histology

This course focuses on the relationship between structure and function of the microscopic aspects of mammalian cells, tissues, and organ systems. It begins with examination of the four basic tissue types. This background is then applied to the histological examination of human organ systems. Functional relationships are emphasized by contrasting normal and pathological specimens.
Prerequisite(s): BIO2013, BIO2016 or BIO2021, BIO2026, Corequisite: BIO4046.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO4046 Functional Histology Laboratory

This course supplements BIO4040, giving students a hands-on experience with microscopic investigation of the histological structure of mammalian tissues with a specific focus on human histology. The laboratory includes experience preparing tissue and making slides of animal tissue.
Prerequisite(s): BIO2013, BIO2016 or BIO2021, BIO2026, Corequisite: BIO4040.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

BIO4070 Fundamentals of Immunology

This is a survey course that introduces students to basic concepts of immunology and fosters an understanding of the immunological processes that underlie human disease pathogenesis.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1011, BIO1016, BIO3010 or CHM3040.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO4100 Senior Seminar in Biology

This is a capstone biology course that allows students to integrate all previous coursework to examine relevant topics in biology. Each term the course focuses on one such topic, and students are charged with finding, analyzing and critically discussing relevant primary journal articles related to that theme. Additionally, students are assigned a research project, for which they must complete a written report and oral presentation.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1011, BIO1016, BIO1022, BIO1026, CHM1022, CHM1026, MATH2010, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO4510 Applications of Plants & Fungi

This course presents an in-depth look at the evolution of plants and fungi and their respective uses in our society. Students immerse themselves in the structure, function and life cycle of representative members of the Kingdom Plantae and Fungi. Students explore how plants and fungi contribute to all aspects of modern society, such as food, medicine, industrial application, clothing, biotechnology, energy, etc.
Prerequisite(s): BIO3510, BIO3516, Corequisite: BIO4516.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BIO4516 Applications of Plants & Fungi Laboratory

This laboratory companion course coordinates with BIO4510. This course uses hands-on experiences to reinforce the major concepts associated with the evolution of plants and fungi and their respective uses in our society. Students immerse themselves in the structure, function and life cycle of representative members of the Kingdom Plantae and Fungi. Students explore how plants and fungi contribute to all aspects of modern society, such as food, medicine, industrial application, clothing, biotechnology, energy, etc.
Prerequisite(s): BIO3510, BIO3516, Corequisite: BIO4510.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

BME3010 Biomaterials

This course focuses on the properties, structure, and design of biomaterials, biologic response and integration with them, and clinical considerations to biomaterials in the development of medical devices. Biomaterials is an interdisciplinary field of material science, engineering mechanics, chemistry and biology. Topics include structure and properties of materials, biomaterial manufacturing processes, surface properties of materials, biological interactions with biomaterials, biological integration with biomaterials, wound healing, coatings and adhesives, drug delivery, and regulatory and ethical issues related to biomaterials.
Prerequisite(s): CHM1000, CHM1006, ENGN3075 or ENGN3077 (or concurrent), SCI2031.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BME3020 Biomechanics

Biomechanics is an undergraduate course that builds upon and applies the concepts in Physics I, Physics II, Statics, and Dynamics to human function and movement, and an introduction to viscoelasticity of tissues. This course covers the analysis of forces in static and dynamic biological systems, the application of stress and strain analysis to biological tissues, structure function relationships in tissues and organ systems, and instrumentation systems.
Prerequisite(s): ((PHY1011, PHY1016) or (PHY2011, PHY2016), (PHY1022, PHY1026) or (PHY2022, PHY2026)), ENGN3025 (or concurrent).
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BME4010 Medical Imaging Modalities

This course presents the fundamentals of multiple modalities of biomedical imaging and biological signal recording and provides students with exposure to the critical topics in mathematics, physics and computer science that constitute the conceptual core of modern medical imaging. An additional goal of the course is to familiarize the students with the standard clinical and research applications of the several imaging modalities available in most large hospitals and research institutions. The course begins with basic concepts in digitizing analog signals (Fourier Transform, bandwidth of signal, sampling theorem) and the physics of interaction between electromagnetic waves, sound waves and biological tissues. Subsequent topics include the presentation of clinical biomedical imaging modalities (e.g., X-ray, CT, ultrasound, MRI, PET); physics of imaging modalities; recordings of biological signals (e.g., EEG, EcoG, ECG); the use of stimulation devices in the body (e.g., pacemakers, TMS, DBS, focused ultrasound); and emerging imaging modalities.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2101, ENGN2102, ENGN3025, SCI2031, ((PHY1022 and PHY1026) or (PHY2022 and PHY2026)).
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BME4020 Interventional Physiology - Medical Device Innovation

This course examines the development of medical devices, instrumentation, pharmaceuticals, and emerging technologies. It introduces students to many aspects of biomedical innovation including the research, design constraints, standards and regulations to create a commercial medical product. Cases studies are selected from existing and emerging technologies including heart valves, vascular stents, joint replacement devices and instrumentation, neural stimulation techniques, biometrics, and artificial intelligence/machine learning technologies. Students review the anatomical and physiological context and constraints for the technology or device and compare how the technology/device relates to existing therapies. In addition to the physical and physiological aspects of innovation, students learn about industry and manufacturing regulation and quality, clinical trials, and bioethical aspects of the technology.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1011, BIO1016, SCI2031.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BME4030 Biomedical Engineering Design

This capstone course is an intensive, semester-long, project-based course in which students select, plan for and design a novel device or technology or an improvement to an existing technology. Students work independently on a design or technical problem resolution or in project teams to apply acquired discipline-specific skills and knowledge, develop leadership and collaborative abilities, and refine critical thinking, problem solving skills and project management skills. This course reinforces issues of intellectual property, bioethics and safety. Students submit their work for regular phase reviews on specific time schedules to monitor project progress, troubleshooting, quality and functionality of the prototype.
Prerequisite(s): BME3010, BME3020, BME4020.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA1701 Foundations of Baking and Pastry

This course provides students with essential baking and pastry skills. Through hands-on learning, students apply skills, food science and theories that lay the foundation for advancing through all levels of the baking and pastry program.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA1710 Principles of Cake Production and Design

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge required for producing a variety of cakes using the appropriate mixing method. Students produce different types of buttercreams and icings to be used as fillings and for decorating. Students assemble, ice, stack, tier and finish using a variety of techniques to include buttercream, rolled fondant and glazing. Students develop skills in making various flowers using a range of mediums such as buttercream, modeling chocolate, marzipan, rolled fondant and gum paste. Students are introduced to principles of cake economics which includes costing, pricing and contracts.
Prerequisite(s): BPA1701 (or concurrent).
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA1720 Plated Desserts

This course covers preparation and presentation of individual hot and cold plated desserts using a variety of plating techniques. Plate design and menu concepts for pre-plated and a la minute service are emphasized. Flavor and textural development are highlighted. Dietary restrictions are introduced and applied to menu creation.
Prerequisite(s): BPA1701 (or concurrent).
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA1730 Artisan Bread & Viennoiserie I

This course provides an introduction to the skills, techniques and equipment of artisan bread and viennoiserie production through a variety of lean, enriched and laminated yeast dough products. Properties and characteristics of ingredients, the baker's percentage system, mixing techniques, controlled fermentation, and baking methodology are studied. Products include commercially yeasted breads, laminated dough and quick breads. Emphasis is placed on hand shaping skills and creating an efficient production schedule.
Prerequisite(s): BPA1701 (or concurrent).
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA1740 Artisan Bread & Viennoiserie II

Students in this course focus on natural fermentation and commercial yeast applications in lean and enriched doughs. Skills learned in Artisan Breads & Viennoiserie I are reinforced. Innovative and decorative shaping methods are introduced. Properties and characteristics of alternative, ancient and gluten free ingredients are explored. Emphasis is placed on the baker’s percentage system, mixing methods, fermentation control, baking methodology and science.
Prerequisite(s): BPA1701 (or concurrent), BPA1730 (or concurrent).
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA1750 Chocolate, Confections & Mignardise

This course provides students with an overview of the cultivation of cacao and the stages involved with the production of chocolate couvertures. Students develop skills and demonstrate an understanding of various chocolate tempering methods. Skills are reinforced through the production of various chocolates and mignardise such as hand dipped pralines, molded bonbons, truffles and petits fours sec utilizing various chocolates, fillings and finishing techniques. Students produce a variety of sugar confections and utilize decorative sugar mediums such as isomalt and pastillage.
Prerequisite(s): BPA1701 (or concurrent).
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA2710 Advanced Pastry Applications

This course allows students to build upon previous coursework to design and construct a variety of petits fours, petits gâteaux and entremets. Students also explore the production of modern pâte à choux and puff pastry items. Emphasis is placed on the finishing and display techniques used for various market segments.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman baking labs.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA2720 Artisan Cafe

This course introduces and incorporates foundational culinary skills as well as retail and beverage counter service within the context of a pop-up cafe. Station organization, culinary skills and techniques, and café management are emphasized with the integration of current industry trends. Students produce culinary menu items and utilize a variety of baked goods in their daily production. Hot and cold beverage service are introduced and incorporated.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman baking labs.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA3085 French Baking & Pastry Arts- Ecole Nationale Superieure de Patisserie/ENSP

Delivered entirely abroad by partner organization faculty, this course is designed specifically for students who desire to increase and enhance their skills in French pastry and baking. Theory, demonstration and practice are used to develop skills and knowledge in the French approach to tarts and entremets, chocolate and sugar art, petits fours, plated desserts, sorbets, ice cream, bread and Viennese pastry. The course also includes an introduction to modern technologies and trends as well as food photography, business and entrepreneurship and designing healthy pastries. Students master the techniques of baking and presenting/displaying products in an attractive manner in compliance with the rules of hygiene, traceability, health and safety as they apply to the kitchen. Small group settings provide personalized, interactive and efficient training.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all Baking & Pastry Arts freshman and sophomore labs, FSM1165.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
12 Semester Credits

BPA3710 Modern Cake & Floral Design

This course provides students with advanced knowledge and skills of designing contemporary tiered and themed cakes using modern production and finishing techniques. Emphasis is on cake and floral design while developing skills in piping, cake construction, gum paste flowers, and rolled fondant. Students research, design and develop a theme-specific storyboard as inspiration for class production. Students learn the importance of time management through the completion of multiple course projects.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman & sophomore baking & pastry labs, junior status, or department chair approval.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA3720 Advanced Naturally Leavened Breads

This course provides students with an understanding of a variety of grains and their effects on fermentation. Each student develops a starter culture and begins a baking journey from seed to loaf. The close-knit partnership between farmer/miller/baker is explored. Each team of students develops a naturally leavened bread and a grain-based snack item. Students study the properties and characteristics of grains, mixing methods, fermentation styles, and baking methodology.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman & sophomore baking & pastry labs, junior status, or department chair approval.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA3730 Advanced Viennoiserie and Decorative Breads

This course provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in designing contemporary and advanced Viennoiserie items. Students use market research to design their own breakfast pastry and display it on a showpiece made from dead or yeasted decorative dough. Students explore sweet and savory applications affiliated with both laminated and enriched doughs. Emphasis is placed on different lamination techniques and the introduction of alternate grains and their effect on enriched doughs. Students investigate chemically leavened breakfast pastries and transform them into modern Gateaux des Voyages.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman & sophomore baking & pastry labs, junior status, or department chair approval.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA3740 Contemporary Plated Desserts

This course focuses on the preparation and presentation of contemporary plated desserts. Students use foundational pastry methods, modern techniques and sensory analysis to create desserts with a well-rounded flavor profile and appealing plate design. Emphasis is placed on the skills needed to develop and manage a dessert menu. Students apply fundamental and innovative pastry techniques to create and execute a contemporary multi-course dessert tasting.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman & sophomore baking & pastry labs, junior status, or department chair approval.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA3750 Modern Chocolatier & Artisan Bean to Bar

This course covers advanced chocolate and confection manufacturing and the process of bean-to-bar production. Students study large and small-scale production of chocolate items for retail environments, restaurants, and other food service outlets. This course works with water activity (AW) as it applies to determining shelf life in chocolate-based confections. The course covers ingredient/allergen labeling, food-safe packaging, sustainability, and compliance with local, state and federal retail food laws.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman & sophomore culinary or baking & pastry labs, junior status, or department chair approval.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA4710 Advanced Petits Gateaux & Modern Pastry Buffet

This course allows students to explore their creativity to produce and execute a modern dessert display. Students learn and practice modern pastry techniques under the guidance of their chef instructor. This course focuses on the production and finishing of advanced petits gâteaux and high-end individual pastries with an emphasis on flavor, texture and decorative components. Students collaborate on the daily production and presentation of modern pastries for the first half of the class. Students use the remaining half of the class to design and execute modern pastries for their buffet.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman & sophomore baking and pastry labs, BPA3740, junior status, or department chair approval.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BPA4750 Advanced Chocolate & Sugar Artistry

This course covers advanced aspects of planning, artistic design, and preparation of showpieces. Concepts include a variety of advanced sugar, pastillage and chocolate techniques. Students apply basic principles of design and color theory while expressing their creativity through sculpture. Students also learn the skills of chocolate and sugar mold-making. Students identify the appropriate use of showpieces in the pastry industry.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman & sophomore culinary or baking & pastry labs, junior status, or department chair approval.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

BUS1001 Introduction to Business and Management

This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of the global business environment. Students examine the major disciplines within business using business terminology and current business practices. Career exploration and development of professional interests and competencies are integral to this course.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BUS3010 Business Analytics

This course explores the dynamic field of business analytics and how big data informs decisions made in accounting, advertising, finance, management, marketing and retail contexts. Students conduct analysis using multiple business intelligence platforms and tools. They learn to organize, analyze and create projections utilizing data sets. Students interpret, model and present data, as well as make data-driven decisions. This course uses a range of methods to demonstrate how analytical skills can be used in a variety of business circumstances to enable competitive advantage.
Prerequisite(s): (FISV2000 and MATH2001) or (BUS1001 and MATH2002), junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BUS4030 Global Strategy Capstone

This capstone course requires students to synthesize knowledge gained from previous coursework to make decisions in a simulated business environment. Understanding the key strategic opportunities and challenges associated with global business activity and developing skills in this area have become essential requirements for success. Students work in teams to compete against classmates as well as teams from other universities around the world. Teams are challenged to apply lessons in developing and executing global corporate strategy to their own simulated company. This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and business judgment to create sustainable competitive advantage within a global context.
Prerequisite(s): BUS3010, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BUS4799 College of Business Internship

Students enrolled in the College of Business Internship engage in experiential learning to integrate knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Through the internship, students gain valuable applied experience and have the opportunity to make connections within their chosen field/industry. Additionally, students gain firsthand experience with the challenges, nuances and everyday expectations associated with a variety of functions within the workplace. Through the internship and reflective assignments, students gain greater insight regarding their own career-readiness and what is required for success within their chosen profession.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0, and 2) have completed 57 hours of course work.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3-12 Semester Credits

BUS5000 Business Fundamentals

This course is one of two prerequisite foundation courses for students entering the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in a business discipline. The course provides a clear understanding of the theories and practices in the management disciplines that lead to the effective administration of a business enterprise, including leadership, ethics, management, operations, marketing, and human resources. Employing examples from the current business environment, the course addresses a broad range of managerial concepts.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BUS5010 Quantitative Methods in Business

This course is one of two prerequisite foundation courses for students entering graduate-level business programs without an undergraduate degree in a business discipline. The course provides an understanding of the quantitative practices that are deployed across a wide range of business activities. The basic principles of accounting, finance and microeconomics are supplemented with an explanation of statistical methods and data analytics. The primary objective of the course is to prepare graduate students for advanced coverage of quantitative topics in graduate business programs.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

BUS6799 College of Business Graduate Internship

This course engages students in experiential learning to advance and refine their abilities as management professionals. Throughout the internship experience, students integrate graduate studies with previously acquired field/industry specific skills to support the operational/strategic initiatives of the host site and gain important insights into the leadership of successful ventures.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5, and 2) have completed 27 hours of course work, and 3) approval of department chair.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CAR0010 Career Management

This career management course focuses on preparing and empowering students to make effective career choices, demonstrate professionalism, identify and pursue internships, and begin to navigate their career direction. Students learn a variety of methods to personally brand themselves, enhance and customize their job search materials, and market themselves effectively to employers. Various job search, networking and interview techniques are reinforced. Other topics include personal financial management and exploring graduate-level programs.
Prerequisite(s): 60 semester credits.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

CENG4030 Digital Integrated Circuit Design

This design course covers CMOS technology and hierarchical VLSI design methodology with a system perspective. Topics include VLSI processing technology, physical design, fabrication and layout process, floor planning, analog and digital simulation of integrated circuits, combination and sequential digital circuit, existing digital system integration, and digital to analog interface circuit. This is a project-based course that requires intensive design and simulation work on a computer.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN3150, ENGN3151, ENGN3180.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CFIT2699 College of Food Innovation & Technology Intermediate Internship

Students enrolled in the College of Food Innovation & Technology Intermediate Internship engage in experiential learning to integrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom within a professional setting. Through the internship, students gain valuable applied experience and have the opportunity to make connections within their chosen professional field/industry. Additionally, students gain firsthand experience with the challenges, nuances and everyday expectations within the food industry. Through the internship and reflective assignments, students gain greater insight regarding their own career-readiness.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 2) have completed all freshman lab courses, and 3) successful completion of FSM1165.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3-12 Semester Credits

CFIT2799 College of Food Innovation & Technology Intermediate Internship

Students enrolled in the College of Food Innovation & Technology Intermediate Internship engage in experiential learning to integrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom within a professional setting. Through the internship, students gain valuable applied experience and have the opportunity to make connections within their chosen professional field/industry. Additionally, students gain firsthand experience with the challenges, nuances and everyday expectations within the food industry. Through the internship and reflective assignments, students gain greater insight regarding their own career-readiness.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 2) have completed all freshman lab courses, and 3) successful completion of FSM1165 or FSM1185.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3-12 Semester Credits

CFIT4799 College of Food Innovation & Technology Advanced Internship

Students enrolled in the College of Food Innovation & Technology Advanced Internship engage in experiential learning to integrate knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Through the internship, students gain valuable applied experience and have the opportunity to leverage connections within their chosen field/industry. Additionally, students gain firsthand experience with the challenges, nuances and everyday expectations associated with a variety of functions within the food industry. Through the internship and reflective assignments, students gain greater insight regarding their own career-readiness and what is required for success within their chosen profession.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must have completed FSM1165, maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and have completed 90 hours of course work.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3-12 Semester Credits

CHM1000 Foundations in Chemistry

This is a comprehensive course for those fields requiring knowledge of general chemical concepts. Emphasis is on applied areas of interest where aspects of atomic and molecular structure and function are particularly important. Topics covered include stoichiometry of chemical reactions, energy interrelationships between reactants, atomic structure and chemical bonding.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1020 or math placement, Corequisite: CHM1006.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CHM1006 Foundations in Chemistry Laboratory

This is a laboratory companion course coordinated with CHM1000. Emphasis is on inquiry-based exercises that illustrate and demonstrate important skills and principles of theoretical chemistry and applied chemistry. Topics covered include stoichiometry of chemical reactions, energy interrelationships between reactants, atomic and molecular structure, and chemical bonding.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1020 or math placement, Corequisite: CHM1000.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

CHM1011 General Chemistry I

This is the first course in general chemistry. Students take an active-learning approach to the discovery of scientific measurements, atomic structure, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electron configurations, bonding models for chemical compounds, VSEPR (Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion) and gases.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1020 or math placement, Corequisite: CHM1016.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CHM1016 General Chemistry I Laboratory

General Chemistry I is a laboratory companion course coordinated with CHM1011 which introduces students to techniques and equipment used in experimental chemistry. Students take a guided inquiry-based approach to the discovery of the structure of atoms, scientific measurements, proper calculations of chemical reactions, thermochemistry, spectroscopy and the states of matter. Additionally, this laboratory course provides students with the opportunity to practice laboratory safety, design experimental procedures, collect data, analyze results and discuss conclusions.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1020 or math placement, Corequisite: CHM1011.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

CHM1022 General Chemistry II

This course is the second course in general chemistry. Students take an integrated learning approach to the discovery of intermolecular forces, properties of solutions, kinetics, equilibria, acid/base chemistry and electrochemistry.
Prerequisite(s): CHM1011, CHM1016, MATH1030, Corequisite: CHM1026.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CHM1026 General Chemistry II Laboratory

This is a laboratory companion course coordinated with CHM1022 that introduces students to techniques and equipment used in experimental chemistry. Students take an inquiry-based, self-guided learning approach to the discovery of acid-base reactions, calculations of chemical equilibrium, investigations into the structure of solids and liquids, behavior of gases under various conditions, and calculations of solution concentrations. Students also identify, when appropriate, the application of Green Chemistry procedures. Additionally, this laboratory course provides students with the opportunity to practice laboratory safety, design experimental procedures, collect data, analyze results and discuss conclusions.
Prerequisite(s): CHM1011 , CHM1016, MATH1030, Co-requisite: CHM1022.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

CHM2011 Organic Chemistry I

This is the first course in the sequence of organic chemistry. In this course, students investigate carbon and its role in the formation of biomolecules. Emphasis is given to the classification of carbon-based reactions, naming of carbon-based compounds (alkanes, alkenes and alkynes), stereochemistry and spectroscopy.
Prerequisite(s): CHM1022, CHM1026, Corequisite: CHM2016.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CHM2016 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

This is a laboratory companion course coordinated with CHM2011 Organic Chemistry I that introduces students to techniques and equipment used in experimental organic chemistry. Students use an inquiry-based approach to the discovery of the synthesis of organic compounds, compound characterization using analytical techniques, and the development and evaluation of separation protocols. Students also identify, when appropriate, the application of Green Chemistry procedures. Additionally, this laboratory course provides students with the opportunity to practice laboratory safety, design experimental procedures, collect data, analyze results and discuss conclusions.
Prerequisite(s): CHM1022, CHM1026, Corequisite: CHM2011.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

CHM2022 Organic Chemistry II

This course is a continuation of CHM2011 Organic Chemistry I. Emphasis is given to substitution and elimination reactions, alcohols, phenols, ethers and their sulfide derivatives, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, aromatic systems, amines, amides, construction of carbohydrates, amino acids, and lipids.
Prerequisite(s): CHM2011, CHM2016, Corequisite: CHM2026.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CHM2026 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

This is a laboratory companion course coordinated with CHM2022 Organic Chemistry II, which introduces students to techniques and equipment used in experimental organic chemistry. Students take an inquiry-based approach to the discovery of reactions that produce alcohols, aldehydes, carboxylic acids, ethers, esters, amines, amides, phenols, and aromatic compounds. Emphasis is given to proper synthesis and analytical evaluation of chemical reaction products. Students also identify, when appropriate, the application of Green Chemistry procedures. Additionally, this laboratory course provides students with the opportunity to practice laboratory safety, design experimental procedures, collect data, analyze results and discuss conclusions.
Prerequisite(s): CHM2011, CHM2016, Corequisite: CHM2022.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

CHM2040 Introduction to General and Organic Chemistry

This course examines the chemistry of carbon-containing molecules relevant to biological systems such as the human body, beginning with basic atomic structure, chemical bonding and reactions, and the chemistry of acids, bases, buffers and salts. Organic chemistry of all functional groups are examined, including saturated/unsaturated hydrocarbons, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids, amines and alcohols. Emphasis is given to those compounds of biochemical importance.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CHM2050 Introduction to Organic Chemistry

This course is a one-term overview of organic chemistry intended for students in the health science fields. Nomenclature, properties and reactivity are covered for major organic functional groups, including alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatics, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids, amines, amides, alcohols, thiols, and sulfides. Emphasis is on those compounds, reactions and properties of biochemical importance.
Prerequisite(s): CHM1000, CHM1006 or CHM1022, CHM1026.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CHM2056 Introduction to Organic Chemistry Laboratory

This is a laboratory companion course coordinated with Introduction to Organic Chemistry. Emphasis is on inquiry-based exercises that illustrate and demonstrate important skills and principles of organic chemistry. Topics include solubility properties, basic organic chemistry laboratory techniques (including extraction and chromatography), and organic reactions with particular focus on those of interest to students in the nutrition and health science fields. Throughout this course, an evidence-based approach to exploration of organic laboratory experiments that are of interest to students in the nutrition and health science fields is emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): CHM1000, CHM1006, or CHM1022, CHM1026, Corequisite: CHM2050.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

CHM3040 Biochemistry

Biochemistry applies the knowledge gained in general and organic chemistry to biological systems with emphasis on applications of chemistry to animal biology, structure of biological molecules, and metabolism. Students gain an understanding of enzymatic kinetics, acid/base chemistry, enzymatic kinetics, metabolic pathways, applications to research and disease pathways, energy production, and metabolic regulatory mechanism in eukaryotes and prokaryotes.
Prerequisite(s): (CHM2040 or CHM2050 or CHM2011, CHM2016) and (BIO1011, BIO1016 or SCI1015).
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CHM3046 Biochemistry Laboratory

This is a laboratory companion course coordinated with CHM3040. This course applies the basic concepts of biological chemistry to the laboratory setting. Emphasis is on inquiry-based experiments that ask students to explore fundamental concepts and experiments in biochemistry. Topics include experiments that focus on critical biochemical topics including biological buffer systems, amino acid/protein structure and properties, as well as the content of food and other biochemical topics of interest. Throughout this course, an evidence-based approach to exploration of organic laboratory experiments that are of interest to students in the nutrition and health science fields is emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): CHM2040 or CHM2050 or SCI2045 or CHM2011/CHM2016, SCI1015 or BIO1011/BIO1016, Corequisite: CHM3040.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

CHM3200 Analytical Chemistry

Analytical chemistry is a measurement science that is used in chemistry as well as throughout all fields of science and medicine. This course introduces students to the theory and applications of quantitative analytical chemistry. Topics covered include statistical data analysis; equilibrium constants expressions; acid-base reactions; volumetric analysis; and fundamentals of spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and of separations science. Laboratory experiments include learning about analytical process, calibration of glassware and equipment, wet chemical analysis, electrochemistry, spectroscopy and chromatography.
Prerequisite(s): CHM1022, CHM1026.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CHW4799 College of Health & Wellness Internship

Students enrolled in the College of Health & Wellness Internship engage in experiential learning to integrate knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Through the internship, students gain valuable applied experience and have the opportunity to make connections within their chosen field/industry. Additionally, students gain firsthand experience with the challenges, nuances and everyday expectations associated with a variety of functions within the fields of health and wellness. Through the internship and reflective assignments, students gain greater insight regarding their own career-readiness and what is required for success in their chosen profession.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75, and 2) have completed 57 hours of course work.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3-12 Semester Credits

CJS1002 Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course presents an overview and analysis of the American criminal justice system. The concept of crime and the roles of police, courts, defense attorneys, prosecuting attorneys and corrections are considered. In addition, an overview of the causes of crime, the problems associated with the measurement of crime, and the concept of "justice" in the American criminal system is examined.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS1070 Criminal Courts

This course is an examination of the problems, policies and practices of the criminal court system with emphasis placed on the structure and organization of the court system. The role of the courts, from arrest to conviction and appeal, is explored.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS1090 Law Enforcement

This course is a survey of law enforcement agencies, their role, history and development within the field of criminal justice. Emphasis is placed on police administration, organization, management culture, relations within the community and technology.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS2040 Corrections

This course is an introduction to corrections. It presents an historical look at punishment through the ages. Justification for punishment is explored including: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation. Various dispositions of prisoners are presented from capital punishment, transportation, galley slavery, and the eventual development of the prison. The evolution of prisons and acceptable conditions are discussed along with the advent of the prisoner rights movement.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS2050 Criminology

This course is an overview of the study of criminal behavior. Major theories of the causes of crime are explored through an interdisciplinary approach emphasizing the sociological, psychological, scientific, medical, biological, psychiatric, psychoanalytic, economic, political, cultural, and other social and behavioral approaches.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS2085 Juvenile Justice

This course presents an analysis of the historical development of the juvenile justice system in the United States. The student is introduced to the changing view of juveniles from early America, when children were treated as little adults, through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries where they came to be considered as children and adolescents that had to be protected from abusive families and their environment. Socializing agents such as the family, schools and peers are studied as to their influence on the development of delinquency. Youth are studied as victims of crime, as perpetrators of crime, and their likelihood to become involved with gangs. Additionally, law enforcement, the courts and corrections are studied to show their impact on delinquency.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS2150 Criminal Justice Ethics

At the core of every aspect of the field of criminal justice is an ethical dilemma involving human behavior and individual decision-making. As such, this course will provide an in-depth examination of the three major schools of ethical thought (virtue, formalism, and utilitarianism) in order to illustrate how individual ethics directly influences decision-making, and to help students develop comprehensive ethical reasoning skills. Through the examination of hypothetical case studies, actual criminal justice events, and extensive debate, this course will explore the three major areas of criminal justice to include law enforcement, courts, and corrections, in order to provide students with the opportunity to observe and evaluate the direct connection between ethics and specific aspects of the criminal justice system.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS3033 Community Policing

This course is a historical examination of the strategies utilized by the police in America. It examines Sir Robert Peel and the development of the first paid police department in London in 1829. The course presents the evolution of policing as emigration in America increased and its population became more diversified. Students will come to understand how policing is a partnership with the community and how the roles of all must be considered in the development of a policing program.
Prerequisite(s): CJS1090.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS3075 Criminal Investigation

In this course, the student is exposed to the fundamentals of criminal investigation. Emphasis is placed on the collection and evaluation of crime scene evidence related to specific crimes (i.e., homicide, arson, burglary, etc). Since criminal investigation must be conducted within the framework of our constitutional system of government, opinions of the United States Supreme Court that affect the collection of evidence are emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): CJS1090.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS3210 Victimology

This course is designed to provide an historical perspective on victimology, as well as an overview of the causes and physical and psychological consequences of victimization. Students gain an understanding of why people are victimized, as well as how the criminal justice system and various social service agencies collaborate in order to address the needs of the victim. A focus on various causes of and responses to victimization provides students with the fundamental knowledge needed to apply key concepts to actual situations. This course emphasizes the impact of trauma on an individual, opportunities for prevention, as well as issues of recurring victimization and the victim/offender overlap both domestically as well as from a global perspective.
Prerequisite(s): CJS2050.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS3450 Comparative Criminal Justice

This course comparatively examines major criminal justice institutions within the United States and around the world, and also provides an in-depth examination of existing international criminal justice systems and the shared critical issues existing both domestically and internationally. The course offers a comprehensive examination of a variety of transnational crime-related issues, and explains the systems currently in place globally for addressing issues involving crime prevention, law enforcement, adjudication and corrections. Students identify and analyze the common and differing procedural aspects involved in investigating, prosecuting, defending and adjudicating criminal cases in international jurisdictions, as well as the differing global definitions of appropriate punishment including concepts of financial, corporal and capital punishment.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS3820 Cyber Crimes

In this course, students explore the rise and evolution of crimes involving computers and the Internet that are fast becoming the most prolific area of criminal activity in the 21st century. This course distinguishes between crimes in cyberspace and cyber-terrorism as a form of warfare upon the global community. It defines cyber crimes (including type, nature, and origin) and the expanding criminalization of computer and Internet conduct involving concepts of privacy violation, information protection and unauthorized access of digital data. An analysis of existing and new domestic and international law enforcement innovations that prohibit digital crimes is also covered.
Prerequisite(s): LAW3025.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS3850 Homeland Security

This course provides an in-depth foundation for understanding the wide range of agencies and activities involved in the field of homeland security, and the varying roles that individual terrorists, terrorist groups and state sponsors of terrorism play in the formulation of the domestic and international homeland security policy of the United States. Students are provided with a comprehensive overview of the legal aspects of homeland security, and the role that intelligence and counterintelligence play in the formulation of the domestic and international homeland security policy. Additional topics include the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, border security and immigration, and the financing of terrorist activity via a wide range of highly organized criminal activities occurring both domestically and internationally.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS4020 Offender Assessment and Case Management

This course provides students with both theoretical knowledge and practical application of the various evidence-based risk assessment tools, classification of offenders, writing court reports, utilizing motivational interviewing skills, and conducting interviews with offenders receiving some form of correctional treatment. It also provides students with knowledge about mental health and substance use issues affecting correctional populations.
Prerequisite(s): CJS2040, junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS4045 Criminalistics with Lab

This course focuses on practical applications of forensic science in the field of law enforcement. Topics covered include the various forms of evidence and methods used to identify, collect and preserve physical evidence. Crime scene preservation techniques as well as methods of crime laboratory instrumentation are covered. Some focus upon legal concerns and discussion of the use of physical evidence in famous cases is also covered.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS4050 Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice

This course is a forum for special issues and emerging areas of criminal justice. It is taught by faculty members and visiting experts in the areas of focus. Topics covered (which may change each offering) may include, but are not limited to: Public & Private Security, Victimology, Child Abuse & Neglect, and Organized Crime.
Prerequisite(s): CJS2050, junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS4065 Advanced Topics in Criminalistics with Lab

This course provides students with specific topics in the advanced study of forensic science as part of a two-term format. Emphasis is on the application of advanced and specialized areas of forensic science encountered during criminal investigations. Topics include advanced topics of forensic pathology, pattern and impression evidence, blood spatter analysis, photography, fingerprint examination, and forensic applications of the social science and legal/ethical issues in forensic science.
Prerequisite(s): CJS4045.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS4070 Serial Killers

This course addresses historical perspective and the social construction of serial murder, discerning fact from fiction, as well as examines the many myths surrounding serial murder. This course challenges students to think more analytically about the nature of killing and the cultural development of monsters, demons, and evil as a means to assess biogenic and psychopathological maladaptive behaviors in response to various mental disorders. This course examines various categories of serial killers, such as healthcare workers, sexual predators, male and female murderers, team killers, and their victims. This course provides students the opportunity to develop an understanding of serial murder from a domestic/global perspective and the methods and manner in which law enforcement profile and apprehend suspects.
Prerequisite(s): Senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS4080 Criminal Justice Senior Seminar

This course presents an overview and analysis of the American criminal justice system in a capstone seminar format. The course examines criminal and constitutional law, criminology, law enforcement and investigation, courts, corrections and juvenile justice through the use of critical thinking, research, writing and discussion.
Prerequisite(s): RSCH2050, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CJS5610 Advanced Administration of Criminal Justice

This course is a seminar that provides students with an opportunity to learn more about organizational and administration theories and how they apply to the criminal justice system. Theoretical knowledge is linked with best practices in law enforcement, court and correctional agencies. The course is intended to be an advanced seminar for graduate students; much of the work is scenario-based.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CJS5620 Contemporary Criminology and Crime Prevention

This course provides a strong academic background in criminological theory and helps students develop critical evaluation skills to assess the efficacy of particular theories. Students have the opportunity to connect criminological theory to criminal justice policy and practice. Crime prevention examples and techniques are used throughout the course to teach students how to apply theory to practice. Critical thinking and communication skills are utilized throughout. This course is intended to be an advanced seminar for graduate students.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CJS5630 Advanced Legal Issues in Criminal Justice

This course is a seminar that provides students with an opportunity to learn more about legal issues and implications in the context of criminal law. The course is intended to be an advanced seminar for graduate students, and provides students with a challenging and rigorous experience in legal thinking and applications.
Prerequisite(s): CJS5610 or RSCH5700.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CJS5650 Criminal Justice Ethics and Diversity in a Global Environment

This course examines applied ethics in criminal justice practice. By applying moral philosophy to a variety of different scenarios, students gain valuable skills in ethical decision-making for the diverse global environment of the criminal justice workplace. This course examines professional ethics for the courtroom, in law enforcement, in corrections, and while doing research. The goal of this course is not to present a single unified ethical system in the criminal justice field, but to expose students to a variety of thought-provoking ethical behaviors, and allow students to explore relevant ethical dilemmas faced by individuals working in the criminal justice system or subject to the control of the criminal justice system.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CJS5680 Juvenile Justice Issues

This course begins with a brief history of the juvenile justice system and an overview of current juvenile justice agencies and processes. Current issues and trends in the field of juvenile justice and juvenile crime prevention are explored in more detail with a focus on evidence-based practice.
Prerequisite(s): CJS5620.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CJS5700 Special Needs Populations in the Criminal Justice System

This course addresses the growing recognition that a large proportion of individuals who come into contact with the criminal justice system have special needs. Practical examples from law enforcement, courts and corrections highlight the issues faced by special needs populations and the ways to address these issues through policy and practice.
Prerequisite(s): CJS5620 (or concurrent).
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CJS5740 Global Criminal Justice Issues

This course provides students with an overview of transnational crimes and the international responses to those crimes. Topics include drug trafficking, human trafficking, weapons trafficking, cybercrime and transnational environmental crime. Students gain an understanding of the nature and extent of transnational crimes and the challenges facing crime prevention and control efforts.
Prerequisite(s): CJS5610 (or concurrent).
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CJS5760 Technology and GIS in the Criminal Justice System

This course is designed to give students a glimpse into how technology is being used in the criminal justice system and the social issues stemming from that use. Broken into 2 parts, students first examine basic controversies surrounding technology as it relates to citizen rights and its use in policing, courts and corrections. The second section dives into the widespread practice and theory of using geographic information systems/science (GIS) in crime mapping. Students are expected to read up-to-date academic literature on current discussions surrounding each section and defend positions on the favorability of its use or application.
Prerequisite(s): RSCH5700.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CJS5780 Social, Community and Restorative Justice

This course examines the concepts of social justice, community justice and restorative justice. Topics include strategies for planned change that address social justice issues like racism, economic inequality, sexism and poverty. Students explore how programs based on different justice models can be utilized to improve public safety.
Prerequisite(s): CJS5620 (or concurrent).
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CJS6900 Criminal Justice Capstone Project

This course provides students the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills learned throughout the program in the capstone project. A problem in the criminal justice environment is presented and students analyze and develop a proposed solution using theories, skills and knowledge learned during the program. Guidance is provided throughout the course to assist students with addressing the problem according to professional and scholarly standards.
Prerequisite(s): CJS5610, CJS5620, CJS5650, RSCH5700.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

COHM2010 Technology in the Hospitality Industry

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the various informational systems in the hospitality industry. Students gain basic knowledge in the use of Property Management Systems, Global Distribution Systems, Point of Sales Systems, Sales, Marketing, Loyalty and Operating support systems, current mobile applications, and other current technology available to the travel/tourism and hospitality industry. In addition, the students learn about future technological trends in the industry. Students also develop a working knowledge of Excel spreadsheet skills and learn how to apply those skills to problem-solving cases in the hospitality industry.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

COHM4050 Strategy and Improvement in the Hospitality Industry

This capstone course provides an overview of strategic management and decision-making in the hospitality industry. The course is summative and builds on concepts introduced and reinforced across the curriculum in the areas of strategy, data analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation. Pragmatic in approach, course activities offer opportunities to develop and practice business competencies required at the managerial level.
Prerequisite(s): Senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

COHM4799 College of Hospitality Management Internship

Students enrolled in the College of Hospitality Management Internship engage in experiential learning to integrate knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and managerial skills development in a professional setting. Through the internship, students gain valuable applied experience and have the opportunity to leverage connections within their chosen field/industry. Additionally, students gain firsthand experience with the challenges, nuances and everyday expectations associated with a variety of functions within the field of hospitality management. Through the internship and reflective assignments, students gain greater insight regarding their own career-readiness and what is required for success in their chosen profession.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and 2) have completed 57 hours of course work.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3-12 Semester Credits

COHM6799 College of Hospitality Management Graduate Internship

Students enrolled in the College of Hospitality Management Graduate Internship engage in experiential learning to advance and refine abilities as management professionals. Throughout the internship experience, students integrate graduate studies with previously acquired field/industry specific skills to support the operational/strategic initiatives of the host site and gain important insights into the leadership of successful ventures.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5, and 2) approval of department chair.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

COMJ1020 Community Justice

This course examines the origins and framework of the community justice movement as a means to achieve justice and prevent crime within localized jurisdictions, while improving quality of community life. This course prepares students to examine various ideas and strategies, such as community organizing, environmental crime prevention, and public-private/nonprofit partnerships as a means to assist criminal justice agencies in strengthening their relationships with the community in order to build healthy and viable communities, while being more responsive to community needs. Additional topics include exploring the decentralization of authority and accountability within our criminal justice system by encouraging front-line workers to take the initiative in order to solve community problems with a focus on bringing citizens into the justice process as advisers, stakeholders, collaborators and partners. Assignments and projects give students opportunities to examine the role of community justice in the context of distinctions and similarities in the use of informal (as opposed to formal) social control as a more effective means of crime management, while engaging in a critical assessment of the limitations, as well as the future of community justice.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

COMJ1080 Restorative Justice

This course examines the historical foundations and theoretical framework of restorative justice. By providing a unique perspective on assessing crime and responding to the strains it places upon the offender and victim, as well as the community, this course explores the pillars of harm, obligation, engagement and participation of all stakeholders. This course also examines the implementation of restorative justice practices and policies in order to broaden and enrich prevailing approaches to crime prevention, community building and criminal justice. This course therefore explores the importance of various restorative processes and practices, such as victim-offender mediation, family group conferencing, victim impact panels, peacemaking circles, as well as reparative boards. Assignments and projects give students opportunities to examine the role of restorative justice in the context of distinctions and similarities with transitional justice, while engaging in a critical assessment of the limitations as well as the future of restorative justice.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

COMJ2030 Race, Crime and Justice

This course is an exploration of the historical intersection between race, crime, and the juvenile/criminal justice systems, as well as the extent of victimization. This course examines various contemporary issues critical to understanding race and crime through an analysis of policing, courts and corrections in the past and the present, as well as disparities in sentencing and the death penalty. In addition, this course explores existing challenges to the study of race and crime, such as hate/bias crimes, racial profiling, immigration and crime, as well as sentencing disparities, disenfranchisement, and wrongful convictions. Theoretical perspectives on race and crime and the collection of crime data in the United States are compared and contrasted.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

COMJ3050 Cultural Awareness and Diversity in Criminal Justice

This course provides students with a background and understanding of the importance of cultural awareness and diversity within our criminal justice system. The course offers a comprehensive examination of existing influences of culture, race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation in multicultural communities within criminal justice. The course also looks at the importance of embracing community partnerships with law enforcement as a means to develop successful strategies to alleviate crime trends within multicultural communities and improve professionalism, as well as enhanced and enriched communication with members of diverse groups. Other course topics to be discussed in a broader context include police/community mutual stereotypes, implicit biases, the importance of verbal de-escalation in law enforcement, as well as the importance of improved cross-cultural competency, and improved cross-racial and interethnic relations.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

COMJ4060 Change and Innovation in Law Enforcement

This course provides an expansive insight into an array of reforms and innovations in policing from a domestic and global perspective. The course explores evolving areas in police procedure, such as the internet and social media, relationships between higher education and professionalization and accountability, and the restructuring of police relationships with the public in order to develop trust through diversity training within policing and public support for aggressive policing. In addition, students examine challenges being faced by the movement toward innovations in policing and the resistance of adhering to the long-standing origins and traditions of law enforcement. Topics include women in policing, police downsizing and corruption, as well as law enforcement in the fight against terrorism.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

COMM5200 Leadership Communication

To ensure maximum effectiveness, every organization — large or small, private or nonprofit — requires communication. From a leadership perspective, communication is not only necessary but must be meaningful in order for stakeholders to accept and commit to leaders’ ideas. This course examines how leaders in today’s business world use their organizations’ emotional resources to create institutional direction and vision; inspire and align followers; manage conflict and critical change; encourage team development; and foster a culture of inclusivity and productivity. The course also discusses the roles played by leadership style, interpersonal relationships, systems theory, technology and globalization in helping leaders create meaningful and impactful messaging throughout organizations.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

COMM5300 Storytelling as a Business Tool

There are those individuals — in personal and/or professional circles — who are able to hold and command others’ attention with their words. They blend art with skill to successfully capture the ideas, images and visions that enthrall and captivate their audience. These unique individuals are storytellers, and in the business world, they lead by creating vision, aligning employees, building community, and clarifying the need for organizational changes. This course examines the various forms of workplace communication storytellers employ to deliver their message and how they craft the most appropriate message for maximum impact on a targeted audience. Students have the opportunity to study various elements of quality storytelling and to develop their own organizational message using best practices.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

COMM6200 Strategic Communications

This course examines an array of theoretical foundations as well as approaches and emerging research on the practice of strategic communication on individuals, groups and organizations. Students are exposed to ways that organizations use purposeful communication to achieve organizational goals. This course also introduces mass communication approaches, while emphasizing ethical methods to persuasive communication. Students are challenged to develop approaches to creative messaging in the social media and strategic communication plans of their own organizations.
Prerequisite(s): COMM5200.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CSIS1000 Problem Solving and Programming Concepts

This introductory course teaches students the fundamentals of problem-solving in computer programming and basic automation. Students learn to use both textual and graphic algorithms as problem-solving tools. In experience-based learning exercises, students work from a problem statement, conduct a task analysis to solve the problem, decide what data is needed to solve the problem, create a visual representation of their solution, and then convert the visual representation to a textual step-by-step statement of their solution. Students also engage in batch scripting using a command-line interpreter to help solve problems using an automated process. Students use various tools currently used in industry, including functional decomposition diagrams, flowcharts, UML diagrams, use cases, metadata charts, data flow documents and pseudocode.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSIS1101 Computer Science I

This course teaches students to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. This course is designed to present an introduction to computer science doctrine; an understanding of core algorithmic concepts (e.g., control structures, assignment, decision structures, mathematical/Boolean operations, etc.); an introduction to structured computer programming languages, problem classification, program development and specification; software development planning techniques; debugging techniques; an introduction to the power of development environments; and documentation of software projects. Students conduct a task analysis to solve the problem, identify relevant data, produce visual and textual step-by-step solutions, and design algorithms to solve problems and learn how to translate these algorithms into working computer programs. Experience is acquired through programming projects in a high-level programming language as well as industry standard documentation techniques, such as flowcharts, UML diagrams, use cases, data flow documents, and pseudocode.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSIS1112 Computer Science II

This course further enhances students' understanding of computer science theory and methods and provides an introduction to the study of important algorithms. Main themes include designing with appropriate data structures (Advanced Data Types — ADTs) and classic algorithms, and analyzing the efficiency of the algorithms developed. Classic algorithms studied include those used for recursion, sorting, searching, graph algorithms and maintaining dynamic data structures. ADTs are presented from a generic/usage-oriented perspective.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1101 or ENGN2009.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSIS2018 Advanced Data Structures

This is an essential course in the adaptation of ADTs for use in solving complex or computationally expensive problems efficiently. This course provides students with the implementation level details of various ADTs as they are applied to solving a wide array of problems. The course provides advanced programming techniques for implementing ADTs such as recursion. Students also gain an appreciation of the trade-offs between competing ADT solutions as they pertain to problem solving.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1112.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSIS2023 Survey of Programming Languages

This course examines the evolution of programming languages and the nature of various types of computer languages, concentrating on their suitability, efficiency, and effectiveness as they pertain to particular problem domains. General concepts common to all programming languages are discussed to facilitate learning new languages. Language paradigms (i.e., logic, functional, procedural, object-oriented) are compared and implementation strategies are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS2018, ENGN2014 or CYB2010.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSIS2030 Database Concepts

This course introduces students to the function of a database environment. The importance of databases to modern systems development provides the motivation for examining data structures and models as they relate to user needs. Relational data models are emphasized along with query languages and user-friendly packages. The various data structures and file storage techniques used with hierarchical, network and relational data management issues are developed. Out-of-class assignments are completed by all students.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1000 or CSIS1101 or FIT1040.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSIS2045 Introduction to Operating Systems

This course includes a survey of the functional characteristics of complex operating systems and an introduction to the basic techniques of operating systems design. The course discusses the topics of hardware configuration, channel operation, interrupts, register functions, multiprogramming, multiprocessing, timesharing and JCL.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1020 or CSIS1040 or CSIS1101.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSIS2050 Advanced Programming Concepts

This course is designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of the relationship between hardware and software through the use of higher level language (C programming language) facilities. Students learn how to create programs that interface with computer peripherals. Program design, coding, debugging, testing, execution and documentation are reinforced.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1020 or CSIS1101.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSIS2075 Interface Design for Mobile Devices

This course addresses the unique features and limitations of small, mobile computing devices such as smartphones and tablets. These devices are different from the traditional computing platforms in that they typically do not have mechanical keyboards or pointing devices, but use touch screens as the primary interface. The use of the screen as both the input and output device, the small size of the device, and the added features such as telephony, global positioning, accelerometer and camera provide both challenges and opportunities for the application developer. This course prepares students for application development for mobile computing devices.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSIS2080 Database Design

This course provides a foundation for the systems-development effort of using fourth and fifth generation tools in database environments by systematically examining the procedures and tools used in designing a database. This course emphasizes the relational model. Students study normal forms, decomposition, synthesis, semantic modeling, network and hierarchical models. All students complete out-of-class assignments.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS2030.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSIS3106 Software Verification, Validation, Testing and Security

This course covers methods for evaluating software for correctness and reliability, including code inspections, program proofs and testing methodologies. Students learn formal and informal proofs of correctness, code inspections and their role in software verification, unit and system testing techniques, testing tools and limitations of testing. Statistical testing and reliability models address the testing of large scale systems. Students learn techniques for developing secure code, including: software data flow analysis, secure access, using cryptography, eliminating data residue and the need for content checking.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS2045, ITEC2085.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSIS3126 Design Project I

This course is designed to allow for mid-program evaluation of the software development skills and abilities of students. Under the direction of faculty, students develop a solution to a complex problem (agreed upon with faculty) that is completed strictly within one semester. Students utilize all of the skills learned thus far in the program to complete the task required.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS2023, ENGN2014 or CYB2010.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSIS4010 Software Engineering

This course covers development life cycle choices, software code management, software project cost analysis, tools for developing software, productizing software, documenting software products, development effort estimating, software development team dynamics, and emerging trends in the software engineering field.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS3106, PRMG2010.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG2030 Counseling Theories and Techniques

This course is an introduction to the methods, major theories and techniques of counseling. A wide range of settings are considered, as well as a large range of topics, including dysfunctional families, domestic violence, incest, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol abuse, sociopathic personalities and multicultural issues.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG2040 Introduction to Career and School Counseling

This course is designed to help students become competent in the use of educational and occupational information in counseling-related activities. Particular emphasis is on how information is processed in planning, establishing and managing careers from a life-span perspective.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG2030, PSYC1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG2110 Introduction to Family Treatment for Addictions Counselors

This foundational course addresses the treatment of families with substance abuse and other addictive disorders. It introduces various models and theories of counseling for families with addictive disorders; the focus is on a family systems approach, exploring the dynamic roles that each family member plays in a multicultural society. It also examines the skills, strategies, techniques and approaches appropriate to intervention treatment as well as the twelve core functions of an addictions counselor.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG2030, PSYC1001, PSYC2040.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG3001 Introduction to Case Management

This course introduces students to the required case management responsibilities for counselors. Its focus is on the skills and attitudes needed to meet accepted principles of patient management and the necessity of adhering to ethical guidelines. It concentrates specifically on such major aspects of case management as patient privacy rights and confidentiality, accuracy in intake preparation, assessment and screening reports, progress reports and treatment goals, discharge summaries and aftercare planning, and general documentation. The student gains a general knowledge of state and federal regulations for counselors as they apply to record keeping. Focus is also on understanding the referral process and identifying linkages to other community settings.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG2030, PSYC1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG3005 Introduction to Crisis Intervention

This course offers students an introduction to clinical crisis intervention by examining the theories, strategies and skills essential to de-escalating and resolving conflict in crisis situations. Theories on suicide prevention, addictions and suicide, violence and addictions and aggression management are explored. Models for assessing and responding to crises are explored. Topics such as medical and psychological traumas, post-traumatic stress disorder and professional burnout are part of the curriculum as well as theoretical and ethical implications in crises.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG2030, PSYC1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG3010 Principles of Group Counseling

This course provides students with fundamental knowledge of the dimensions of group counseling through attention to its process, dynamics and practice. It focuses on such topics as the development of group counseling as well as the ethical issues and theoretical approaches central to an understanding of the practice. This course also offers experiential training in group facilitation, with opportunities to practice effective strategies by exploring task facilitation, psycho-educational counseling and psychotherapy groups.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG2030, PSYC1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG3040 Counseling Techniques for Addictions and Other Behavioral Disorders

This course focuses on the special skills and techniques required to effectively counsel the addicted and behaviorally disordered client. Development and utilization of advanced treatment planning and client management training are featured. In addition, it addresses the wide range of ethical issues inherent in all steps identified within the scope of practice for addiction professionals and found in recovery support services. The course examines issues that may arise during initial screening, during treatment planning, and as a client progresses through treatment implementation and moves into recovery. Throughout this course, students are asked to relate various points to their own situations, consider the various perspectives presented, and develop an ongoing awareness of their choices, decisions and behaviors in light of the ethical standards outlined by NAADAC.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG2030, PSYC1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG3050 Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to conducting couples and family therapy. The primary objective of the class is to assist students with translating theories into practice. Students study issues such as divorce, remarriage, step-parenting, couples therapy, drug and alcohol abuse in couples and families, and the LGBTQ couple and family dynamics. In addition, each student presents a family therapy case, providing students the opportunity to learn from their own practical therapy case experiences.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG2030.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG4099 Internship in Counseling Psychology

This is a capstone course focusing on the practice of applied psychology in various service agency settings. The course requires students to demonstrate an ability to integrate theory, research and practice in the context of a supervised counseling experience. The internship is a placement directed by a supervisor on site as well as by a program faculty member who meets with students in a weekly seminar in which counseling methods and techniques are critically analyzed and further developed. Students must complete 204–220 hours at the community agency placement site.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) have a GPA of 2.75 in their major courses, 2) have completed 90 hours of course work, 3) have the permission of the program director and faculty adviser and 4) have successfully completed the courses: CSLG2030, CSLG3001 and PSYC2002.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
6 Semester Credits

CSLG5060 Counseling Theories

This course provides an overview of theoretical approaches to counseling and psychotherapy, including fundamental concepts, assessment, client and counselor roles, cultural relevance, and intervention strategies/techniques. Specific application of theoretical principles is discussed and analyzed, especially their appropriateness for working with culturally diverse groups. Emphasis is placed on interactive role-playing practice of fundamental counseling response skills.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG5100 Advanced Career Counseling

This course orients students to career development theories, career counseling procedures and techniques, career assessment tools, career development program planning, and sources of occupational information. Students learn and critically evaluate the major career counseling theories. Students also learn how to effectively conduct career counseling and integrate career counseling into traditional counseling/psychotherapy. The social contexts of career development and how these contexts can be integrated with existing career theory are examined. Students learn to design, deliver and evaluate comprehensive guidance programs. Emphasis is on empirically based theories, theoretically based counseling interventions and current issues of work and vocational counseling.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG5150 Counseling Across the Lifespan

This course is designed for students/practitioners who are intending to enter the counseling field. This course helps students to view their clients from a developmental perspective with the understanding that development does not take place in isolation; rather, human development is deeply embedded within and inseparable from the context of family, social network and culture. Students analyze the basic assumptions held by behaviorists, constructivists, developmental systems theorists and nativists, and consider how these paradigms influence knowledge about human behavior. This course is also designed to help counselors recognize the importance of individual and systemic influences on human growth and development and emphasizes the role of service to others as essential to a sense of well-being and self-esteem.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG5170 Multicultural Counseling: Theories and Techniques

This course is designed to sensitize students to the roles societal power disparities, therapists' racial identity and awareness, ethical/legal considerations, and client/culture identity play in counseling persons of diverse backgrounds. The dynamics of counseling clients who are African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino American, Native American, LGBTQ, and persons with disabilities is examined.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG5250 Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice (Practicum 1)

Within this introductory graduate counseling course designed to provide students with an orientation to the field of counseling, students become familiar with the ethical and legal considerations related to development in counseling. Students are introduced to the various subfields, settings and employment opportunities in the counseling profession, and the roles and functions of counselors in these settings. Central to this course is an ongoing self-evaluation of the student’s attitudes, values, interpersonal skills and motives for choosing counseling as a potential profession. Presentations by practicing therapists add to this orientation to the field.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG5300 Individual Counseling Theories and Techniques I (Practicum 2)

This course entails experiential learning opportunities that allow students the opportunity to practice skills and techniques associated with major theoretical orientations and evidence-based counseling techniques, as well as the opportunity to explore personal beliefs and values. With a special focus on gender, culture, ethical dilemmas, counselor preparation, and common theoretically-based assessment and case formation strategies, students consistently examine the means through which the traditional theoretical perspectives attempt to produce change. Student apply their skills weekly in role-play simulations.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG5350 Health and Wellness Counseling

This course is based on Myer’s “Wheel of Wellness," a holistic model for treatment planning in the mental health field. Focus is on defining, experiencing and working with the body-mind connection. Students review modalities and techniques, validated by neuroscience, that have an integrative effect on the body-mind connection. Students also review the somatic therapeutic processes that support integrative brain function and result in emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being. This course examines how biological, psychological and social factors interact with and affect the recovery, rehabilitation and psycho-social adjustment of clients.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG5400 Psychopathology and Treatment Planning

This course develops student knowledge of mental health diagnoses and treatment planning through application of various mental health counseling skills. Focus is on diagnosis, treatment planning and supervised mental health counseling skills practice within the context of legal and ethical guidelines and with reference to the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC5200.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG5450 Testing and Assessment in Counseling

This course is designed to provide an advanced approach to the principles, concepts, methods and applications of assessing human experience and behavior for counseling purposes. Topics include the history and philosophy behind measurement and assessment in counseling, statistical concepts and common assessment formats for measuring constructs such as personality, pathology, achievement, aptitude and career interests. The required assignments focus on the themes of assessment critique, administration and interpretation of assessment results, and incorporating assessment results into work with clients and students.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG5250.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG5500 Advanced Group Counseling Theories and Techniques with Lab

This experiential and didactic course investigates the issues a counselor processes in group work. Understanding of theoretical perspectives and refinement of personal group facilitation styles are developed through a combination of discussions, demonstrations, videos, experiential opportunities and practice. Co-leadership is utilized in the classroom in conducting group therapy. Students design and conduct groups. Emphasis is on developing skills and applying theories combined with various techniques to actual group situations. Related legal and ethical issues are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG5300 or CSLG5305.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG5899 Counseling Practicum

This course provides students with the practical application of the theories, skills and knowledge they have gathered over the period of training within the Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program. Students spend time in a clinical setting as a counselor under the supervision of mental health professionals within the setting. Students complete supervised practicum experiences that total a minimum of 100 clock hours over the academic term.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG5250.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG6100 Advanced Co-Occurring Disorders and Addictions Counseling

This course provides students with an understanding of co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders and their impact on the individual, family and community. An integrated approach to address the issues accompanying the illness is included. Emphasis is on a variety of theoretical approaches, counseling skills, strategies, techniques and procedures for counseling individuals with co-occurring disorders.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG5300, CSLG5400.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG6150 Individual Counseling Theories and Techniques II (Practicum 3)

This course expands and refines the basic listening and attending skills learned in CSLG5300 Individual Counseling Theories and Techniques I. It focuses on therapist variables, self-knowledge and the counseling relationship as the essential elements for effective mental health counseling. It further develops students’ knowledge of mental health diagnoses and treatments learned in CSLG5400 Psychopathology and Treatment planning through application of various mental health counseling skills. Small group settings focus on diagnosis, treatment planning, and supervised mental health counseling skills practice in the lab within the context of legal and ethical guidelines and with reference to the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG5300, CSLG5400.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG6200 Counseling the Chemically Dependent and Their Families

This advanced course integrates a family systems model along with a focus on research of addictive disorders. Students explore content information on addiction, the etiology of addiction, methods of assessment, and skills for addressing and treating addictive family systems. Students also gauge the efficacy of current family counseling treatment approaches. Identification of addiction and intergenerational patterns within families is examined. Exploration of healthy family systems, protective factors, and knowledge of community agencies that foster recovery and healing is an integral aspect of this course.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG6100.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG6350 Mental Health Counseling for Families

This course provides students the opportunity to explore assumptions about "the family" and how it develops in a social/cultural context. The course explores selected theories and principles of family counseling. A combination of theoretical and practical application is used to examine variety of treatment approaches.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG5300, CSLG5400.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG6500 Leadership in Agency Settings

This course explores the essential skills required to become an effective leader and supervisor in community agency settings. Topics include development of interpersonal intelligence (emotional intelligence, communication and conflict resolution skills, and ethical counseling supervision skills) and intrapersonal intelligence (time-management skills, self-care skills and personal leadership style exploration). Students develop and articulate a personal leadership style through readings, reflections and exercises in communication and leadership effectiveness.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG5250, CSLG5300.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG6888 Counseling Internship I

This course is a distinctly defined, post-practicum, supervised clinical experience in which the student develops, refines and enhances basic counseling and professional development knowledge and skills — and integrates and authenticates professional knowledge and skills appropriate to their program (CACREP Standards, 2016). Students are required to complete 300 experiential field hours in a clinical setting over the course of the semester. This course provides the student with the practical application of the theories, skills and knowledge gathered over the period of training in the counseling program. The student spends 300 hours in a clinical setting as a counselor-in-training under the supervision of mental health professionals. Students experience 120 hours in direct service responsibilities.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) have completed 18 hours of graduate level course work, 2) have successfully completed CSLG5899, and/or 3) have permission of department chair.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

CSLG6899 Counseling Internship II

This course is a distinctly defined, post-practicum, post-internship (CSLG6888 Counseling Internship I), supervised “capstone” clinical experience in which the student refines and enhances basic counseling or professional development knowledge and skills — and integrates and authenticates professional knowledge and skills appropriate to their program and initial postgraduate professional placement (CACREP Standards, 2016). Students are required to complete 300 experiential field hours in a clinical setting over the course of the semester. This course provides the student with the practical application of the theories, skills and knowledge gathered over the period of training in the counseling program. The student spends 300 hours in a clinical setting as a counselor-in-training under the supervision of mental health professionals. Students experience 120 hours in direct service responsibilities.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) have completed 18 hours of graduate level course work, 2) have successfully completed CSLG5899 and CSLG6888, and/or 3) have permission of department chair.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

CSLG6980 Clinical Supervision Advising - Post Internship

This noncredit-bearing course is for students who have completed the coursework requirements of CSLG6898 and CSLG6899 but have not fulfilled the required 600 clinical hours of their internship. Ongoing weekly clinical supervision is required for licensing until completion of hours and direct clinical contact requirements are attained. This seminar provides students with weekly faculty clinical supervision as required for licensing and to meet CACREP standards.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG6899.
Offered at Providence
0 Semester Credits

CUL1010 Culinary Fundamentals I

This course introduces students to essential culinary skills and techniques. Topics covered encompass culinary professionalism, commercial kitchen operations, culinary hand tool utilization, kitchen safety, food safety and sanitation, basic knife skills proficiency, mise en place organization, and sensory analysis. Students actively apply these concepts in hands-on activities, demonstrating the competencies in knife cutting, stock production, and sauce creation.
Prerequisite(s): This course is reserved for special industry partner programs. FSM1185 (or concurrent).
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CUL1020 Culinary Fundamentals II

Students learn and reinforce the core concepts, skills and techniques in culinary cookery. Key areas covered encompass knife proficiency and safety, kitchen safety protocols, culinary math, recipe costing, and menu design and development. Practical application enables students to demonstrate the competencies in moist cooking methods, including poaching, steaming, blanching, shocking, boiling and simmering. Students also demonstrate the competencies in thin, cream and chowder soup production.
Prerequisite(s): This course is reserved for special industry partner programs. CUL1010, FSM1185.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CUL1100 Introduction to Culinary Skills and Techniques

Students learn the techniques practiced in the professional kitchen: the craft, the tools, food safety and sanitation, basic knife skills, culinary math applications, and mise en place. Students are introduced to moist cooking techniques such as boiling, simmering, poaching, steaming, blanching/shocking and sweating. The basic preparations of stocks, soups and classic sauces are introduced. The course provides skills that become the foundation on which students build a lifetime of culinary learning. Sections of this course offered online are reserved for students in special industry partner programs.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL1200 Introduction to Breakfast & Lunch Cooking

Students are introduced to fundamental techniques for preparing breakfast, brunch and lunch menu items. Students gain experience in mastering basic egg cooking methods, enabling them to craft restaurant-quality breakfast and brunch dishes. Additionally, the course covers the essentials of lunch preparation techniques, including salads and sandwiches. Students are introduced to analyzing the nutritional content of a recipe and plate presentation methods. Food safety, allergen identification, recipe and portion costing are reinforced.
Prerequisite(s): This course is reserved for special industry partner programs. CUL1010, CUL1020, FSM1185.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CUL1210 Breakfast & Lunch Cafe

Students are introduced to and practice a variety of basic cooking skills using breakfast, brunch and lunch cooking techniques. The skills include egg preparation, sandwiches, salads, soups, vegetable cooking, sauces (including basic emulsions) and vinaigrettes. Basic yeast and quick bread techniques include creaming, blending and rubbing. Protein fabrication is reinforced. Recipe and portion costing is practiced. Food waste, sustainability, and culinary science issues are explored. Plate presentation and nutritionally balanced plates are emphasized in the production and service of a la minute foods.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL1310 Principles of the Plate

Students are introduced to working with the principal elements of a plate to create menu items reflective of today’s foodservice industry. Students apply portion control, ingredient selection, cooking and flavoring techniques, with a focus on nutrition. Culinary math as applied to portion control and recipe costing is emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): This course is reserved for industry partner programs.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CUL1320 Elements of a la Minute Cooking

Students are introduced to sauté, shallow-fry and grill. Students apply portion control, ingredient selection, cooking and flavoring techniques, with a focus on nutrition. Students are introduced to a la minute cooking and baking methods. Culinary math as applied to portion control and recipe costing is emphasized.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL1410 Contemporary Cooking & Leadership Functions

Students are introduced to stewing, braising, roasting, and savory baking. Protein fabrication and full product utilization are emphasized. Students demonstrate how to delegate, order, receive, store, prepare and serve a variety of menu items. Students explore menu and recipe development, while applying cost control methods.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL1420 Traditional Cooking Techniques

Students are introduced to the traditional cooking techniques of stewing, braising and roasting along with identification and grading of beef, lamb and pork. Students create original seasonal recipes and menus focused on full product utilization and sustainable industry practices. Students practice plate presentation techniques while developing original menu items that would appeal to the expectations of today’s consumer.
Prerequisite(s): This course is reserved for industry partner programs.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CUL2510 Contemporary Restaurant Operations and Management

Students explore front-of-the-house operations and practice professional dining, beverage service, and supervisory skills. Etiquette, guest relations, communication skills, teamwork, critical thinking, and professionalism are emphasized. Students practice management concepts including operational procedures and financial responsibilities. Students are introduced to the production and sensory evaluation of beverages and the principles of food and beverage pairings.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL2610 Baking and Pastry Concepts for Culinary Operations

Students expand upon the foundational baking and pastry skills introduced in first-year culinary labs to produce a variety of breads, pastry and baked items. Students also incorporate design, flavor, and textural components to create plated desserts. Continued emphasis is placed on accurate weights and measures, mixing methods, station organization and culinary math. Students analyze ingredient and product needs based on various culinary operations.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman culinary labs.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL2710 Banquets and Catering

Students develop the techniques for the setup and execution of banquets and catering functions. Techniques in fabrication, portion cutting, preservation, charcuterie, and hot and cold foods are executed with a focus on total product utilization. Healthful menu alternatives are explored.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman culinary labs.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL2810 Global à la Carte

Students apply diverse skills to produce contemporary, globally influenced à la carte menus through the exploration of flavor profiles, culture, and cuisines with an emphasis on healthful, appropriate and modern professional cooking skills and ingredients.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman culinary labs, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL2881 Farm to Table–A Global Perspective

Apply culinary skills in a unique program immersed in global culinary and educational philosophy applied to the farm-to-table movement. Specialized modules build upon core culinary skills learned at Johnson & Wales University and introduce local techniques and products with local leaders in the culinary profession. Personalized approach focuses on deep knowledge of ingredients, technique and presentation. The class combines theory, practical application, competency-based testing, and cultural experiences.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman & sophomore culinary labs.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
6 Semester Credits

CUL2900 International Cuisine Culinary Capstone

This capstone course challenges students to apply high-level contemporary culinary skills toward the exploration of global cuisines and cultures. Emphasis is placed on student-driven menu development and research to survey an international pantry of ingredients, flavor profiles, cultural cuisine vocabulary, cooking techniques, and safe and healthy dish design.
Prerequisite(s): CUL1100, CUL1200, CUL1310, CUL1420, SFS2110 (or concurrent), this course is reserved for industry partner programs.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

CUL3010 Introduction to Culinary Instruction

This course is a study of methods, tools and techniques employed in facilitating the teaching and training of culinary arts. The knowledge and skills necessary for the professional role of an instructional specialist, such as a facilitator, trainer or teacher, are emphasized throughout this course. Concentration is placed on the preparation and the process of delivering effective teaching and training activities in short term programs such as workshops, seminars, presentations and demonstrations. Students have the opportunity to conduct classroom observations and implement and apply selected instructional strategies discussed in class.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

CUL3020 Foundations of Wine

This course introduces the student to a systematic approach to wines and develops the student’s ability to describe them in a marketable way. The course teaches a fundamental understanding of the relationship between location, climate, terrain, soils, viticulture, vinification and grape varieties and the differentiation between quality levels of wine. Wine tastings incorporate structured analysis leading students to identify regional and varietal organoleptic differences in wines. Tastings incorporate discussions on the pairing of food and wine. Representative wines are tasted. Upon completing this course, students are prepared to sit for the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Certification. This certification is available at the university each semester. An additional fee is required to take the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Certification.
Prerequisite(s): Only the Online students must be of legal drinking age -21 years of age in the US- or of minimum legal drinking age in the country where they are attending the course. Please note that we periodically ask students to provide us with a government ID showing their date of birth.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL3030 Exploring Cheese

This course provides an opportunity for students to explore the world of cheese. Cheese history, production and trends are analyzed within a worldwide business context. Course components include sensory evaluation, classification, ripening, storage, purchasing, service and applications in today’s kitchens. Students learn how to best purchase and serve cheese to enhance profitability in restaurant menu programs or retail outlets. Students also evaluate the principles of beer and wine pairings with cheese. Students are prepared to pass the Wisconsin Cheesecyclopedia, a cheese education course exam.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL3082 Exploring Mead and Honey

This course provides students the opportunity to explore the origins and history of honey and honey fermentation, as well as challenges to the apiary industry and the effects of terroir on honey quality. Students learn about the role and importance of bees and honey in the global food industry. Various types of mead, the world's oldest documented fermented beverage, are analyzed and produced. Packaging, labeling, licensing and regulatory compliance, as well as sales and marketing aspects, are also explored. Successful students should be prepared to sit for the BJCP Mead Judge Certification exam.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL3092 Brewing Arts

This course helps students develop an understanding of traditional and modern styles of beer and brewed alcoholic beverages by examining production methods and ingredients and through sensory analysis. Students explore historical context, as well as modern industry structures and trends. Students learn how to brew an all-grain beer recipe and to identify common beer faults and their causes. Upon completion of this course, students are prepared to sit for the Certified Beer Server exam from the Cicerone Certification program.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL3093 Coffee, Tea, and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Specialist

This course focuses on the role of non-alcoholic beverages in profitable beverage programs. It combines advanced knowledge and application of coffee, tea, water, ready-to-drink, and other non-alcoholic beverages with structured systematic tastings, analysis, production and service. Students analyze the application of these non-alcoholic beverages to the on-premise market.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL3131 Chef-Driven Contemporary Casual Concepts

This course provides students the opportunity to explore the unique challenges of operating a contemporary, chef-driven, casual dining concept, developing strategies to maximize profits while maintaining food integrity. Cooking skills are refined and advanced culinary techniques are applied to innovative, student-driven menus utilizing a global pantry and sustainably sourced foods that align with current industry practice.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all sophomore culinary labs.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL3141 Corporate Dining Concepts

This course provides students the opportunity to explore the unique challenges of operating a contemporary, chef-driven, corporate restaurant dining concept, developing strategies to maximize profits while maintaining food integrity. Cooking skills are refined and advanced culinary techniques are applied to innovative, student-driven menus utilizing a global pantry and sustainably sourced foods that adhere to specific consumer expectations.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all sophomore culinary labs.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL3151 Chef-Driven Fine Dining Concepts

This course provides students the opportunity to explore the unique challenges of operating a chef-driven, fine dining concept, developing strategies to maximize profits while maintaining food integrity. Cooking skills are refined and advanced culinary techniques are applied to innovative, student-driven menus utilizing a global pantry and sustainably sourced foods that align with current industry practice.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all sophomore culinary labs.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL3270 Volcanic Island Wines: The Azores and Madeira

This nine-day intensive study abroad course is designed to provide students with an appreciation of the culture of Madeira and the Azores, and their history of grape-growing and wine-making that reflect a sense of place. Students discover the role of wine tourism, marketing, and the commercial position these wines hold in the global marketplace. Students are exposed to the culture and cuisine of the region (islands) and explore how and why their wines pair best with cuisines.
Prerequisite(s): CUL2510 or FSM2055 or department chair approval.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL3280 Eastern Culinary Techniques and Gastronomy

This course offers an integrated curriculum incorporating theoretical and practical instructions on the art of Eastern cooking techniques and gastronomy. The course concentrates on the cuisine and culture of Singapore, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Indochina. Students learn from demonstrations, interactive cooking and tastings, and hands-on cooking classes. The course also involves cultural experiences throughout the Asian region of the world.
Prerequisite(s): BPA2720 or (CUL1100, CUL1210, CUL1320, CUL1410), FSM1165.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
6 Semester Credits

CUL3585 Mediterranean Wine, Spirits and Cheese

This study abroad course gives students the opportunity to study wines, spirits and cheese from the many islands (e.g., Rhodes, Santorini, Sicily, Mallorca) and mainland(s) in the Mediterranean (e.g., Greece, Italy, Spain) that produce these products, providing a deeper understanding of the production process through a cultural and historical lens. Students develop food and wine pairing skills through lectures and presentations given by local experts, and excursions to regional wineries, wine cellars, distilleries, and cheese production facilities. Students visit local cultural sites throughout the islands. Locations may vary each year to include sites in Greece, Sicily, Mallorca, and/or other Mediterranean regions.
Prerequisite(s): CUL2510, FSM2055, sophomore status or department chair approval.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL3900 Exploring Ciders and Fruit Wines

Students explore the rapidly growing industry of ciders, perries, and fruit wines. Students are able to describe and identify the properties and flavors of heirloom and modern varieties of fruits, and their impact on the fermented products. Students employ sensory analysis and critical thinking skills to identify and describe the flavors and texture of products, as well as faults, their causes, and potential remedies or prevention. Packaging, marketing, sales, and food affinities are also discussed. Successful students are able to pass the Level 1 Certified Cider Professional exam from the U.S. Association of Cider Makers.
Prerequisite(s): Online students must be of legal drinking age -21 years of age in the US- or of minimum legal drinking age in the country where they are attending the course. Please note that we periodically ask students to provide us with a government ID showing their date of birth.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL4025 Advanced Wine Studies

This course offers students an advanced understanding of New and Old World wines, the evolution of flavor and taste paradigms, and familiarization with each of their primary wine appellations. The geographic, historical and social contexts of alcoholic beverages in each nation are discussed and trends of production, consumption and export markets are reviewed. Students examine production methods, trace the evolution of various appellation of origin classification systems, and explore the concept of terroir. Wine tastings incorporate structured analysis, leading students to identify regional and varietal organoleptic differences in wines. Tastings incorporate discussions on the pairing of food and wine. Representative wines are tasted.
Prerequisite(s): CUL3020.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL4045 Spirits and Mixology Management

This course offers the student an advanced understanding of spirits, liqueurs, cocktails and mixology to design and supervise a successful bar operation. Spirits, liqueurs, cocktails and mixology principles are discussed within a cultural, historical and business context. Sensory analysis, cocktail recipe creation and production methods, inventory, cost analysis and merchandising are major components of this course. Alcohol liability and server training are reviewed. Students may be offered the practical exam for the International School of Mixology Bartending Certification.
Prerequisite(s): Only the Online students must be of legal drinking age -21 years of age in the US- or of minimum legal drinking age in the country where they are attending the course. Please note that we periodically ask students to provide us with a government ID showing their date of birth.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL4085 Creating the Guest Experience

This course is designed to instruct students about the front-of-house operational role when creating a high-quality guest experience across the ever-expanding range of sales environments in today’s food and beverage world. Á la carte, banquet, and takeaway delivery methods form the basis to explore the principles of staffing, marketing, service design, menu design, equipment planning, safety and sanitation elements, station management, reservation management, cash control, and payment processing. Students perform all functions related to the front-of-the-house applications of the guest experience.
Prerequisite(s): BPA2720 or CUL2510.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL4115 Culinary Capstone: The Professional Kitchen

This capstone course integrates the critical competencies needed to lead chef-driven restaurant concepts, which include excellence in menu development, food production, service and management strategies. Students develop a menu that demonstrates consciousness in sourcing and procurement while leading a team through production and service. Students' ability to plan, budget, manage, report finances and demonstrate leadership principles to safeguard an economically sustainable operation are assessed.
Prerequisite(s): CUL3131, CUL3141, CUL3151.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL4185 Sommelier Capstone

This course provides a comprehensive overview of beverage sales and service techniques giving the student the ability to select appropriate products for a successful beverage program. Students focus on food and beverage pairings, the development of beverage lists, and the training techniques for successful sales. Relevant selection and purchasing of beverages, inventory controls, storage, and distribution management is emphasized. Guest-centered hospitality, liability, and responsible service are reinforced throughout. Sommelier career options are explored across the beverage industry. Upon completion of this course, students have the opportunity to sit for the internationally recognized WSET Level 3 Award in Wines certification exam.
Prerequisite(s): CUL3020, CUL4025.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL4416 British Practical Brewing

This rigorous, experience-based course is ideal for students who want to work in or develop their own microbrewery or brewpub. Students work with JWU faculty in preparation for and during their hands-on coursework with our educational partner, Brewlab in the UK. Students enhance their knowledge of brewing theory and develop their skills in practical brewing, recipe formulation, sensory analysis, marketing, and brewery design. Students work alongside professional brewers, scientists and industry professionals in both laboratory and field settings to earn practical, professional brewing experience. Students learn traditional and modern ale-brewing technology both on-site and at local craft breweries. Students may attend evening and weekend excursions to regional maltsters, hop yards and breweries, and other historic and cultural sites. There is a comprehensive written exam at the completion of the course. Successful candidates earn the Brewlab Practical Brewing Certificate, a NVQ Level 2 achievement.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL4417 Applied Craft Brewing Capstone

This hands-on course is ideal for students who intend to work in or develop their own craft brewery or brewpub, by enabling students to apply their skills in practical brewing, recipe formulation, laboratory analysis, brewery sanitation, packaging and service. Students design and produce their own original recipes and serve their beer at an industry event. Students gain practical working experience in regional craft breweries and observe how academic concepts are applied differently in a variety of settings.
Prerequisite(s): CUL3092 and CUL4460.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL4419 Brewery Operations and Planning

This course prepares students to plan and develop their own brewery or brewpub. Students explore topics such as facilities layout and design, equipment sizing and configuration, location and siting factors, compliance and regulatory environment, HACCP, safety and quality control, resource and waste management, conservation and sustainability, types of finance, marketing, production scheduling, and forecasting. The focus is on the American craft brewing industry and structure, though most concepts can be applied internationally. Upon completion of the course, students are prepared to construct a preliminary plan for a brewery business.
Prerequisite(s): CUL4460.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL4460 Advanced Brewing Theory and Analysis

This course allows students to explore brewing theory in depth, as preparation for a career in craft brewing and beer judging. Students explore topics such as malting science, water chemistry, hop growing technology and yeast microbiology as they relate to the art of craft brewing. Students describe variations in classic and contemporary beer styles in detail, with a special emphasis on ingredient and process variables as they relate to flavor and style accuracy. Advanced sensory analysis skills and critical thinking are developed throughout the class. This course prepares students to take the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Entrance Exam and BJCP Judging Exam to become a BJCP Recognized Judge.
Prerequisite(s): CUL3092.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CUL4955 Old World Wine Exploration

With a focus on practical sommelier skills training, this intensive four-week Study Abroad course gives students the opportunity to study wines from a region or country, providing a deeper understanding of quality factors in the making of wines within a cultural and historical context. Students develop wine service skills including food and wine pairing understanding. Participants engage in lectures and presentations provided by experts, augmented with excursions to regional wineries and wine cellars, and visits to local cultural sites. The embedded Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) certification course and exam add extra value for students who earn this internationally recognized industry credential.
Prerequisite(s): BPA2720 or CUL2510 or FSM2055, sophomore status or department chair approval.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
6 Semester Credits

CULN1010 An Introduction to the Fields of Food, Food Service and Nutrition

This survey course is intended to introduce students to an array of post-baccalaureate professional opportunities. Students are exposed to university alumni who have chosen both traditional and unique career paths after leaving Johnson & Wales University. Alumni provide examples of their experiences and offer insight for students interested in pursuing similar or adjacent professions. The ways in which students might better prepare for occupational, academic and credentialing opportunities, which they might be eligible for, after graduation are explored.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

CULN2020 Applied Culinary Nutrition

This course builds upon the student’s foundational culinary skills and knowledge, while introducing the principles of applied culinary nutrition. Students are introduced to the practice of translating current nutritional recommendations into meals that excite the palate, while adhering to evidence-based nutritional parameters and the policies that some healthcare institutions must observe. The course focuses on the essentials of ingredient selection and preparation, food portioning, recipe modification and the fundamentals of specialized dietary requirements.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman culinary labs or BPA2720, CULN1010 (or concurrent), SCI1050.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CULN2230 Designing Healthy Desserts

This course introduces how baking works through an understanding of the ingredients used in baking and pastry. Students run experiments in order to learn about ingredients and understand how ingredients change during production and interaction with other ingredients. In addition, this course presents methods to develop baked goods and desserts by creating new products that are healthier or by substituting ingredients in traditional desserts to make them conform to specific dietary specifications. The production focuses on modifying ingredients in desserts while retaining quality and visual appeal. Students are encouraged to utilize their knowledge of sound nutrition principles to develop original creations. The production covers all aspects of the pastry shop from basic baked items to more elaborate desserts.
Prerequisite(s): ((CUL1100, CUL1210, CUL1320, CUL1410) or BPA2720), SCI1050.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CULN2414 Cooking for Health and Wellness

This course introduces the impact that diet has on health and wellness and addresses the socioeconomic and cultural barriers that often prevent the seamless integration of current and evidence-based nutrition into menu development. Students explore ways to apply theory to practice through experience-based culinary instruction. This course takes an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to bridge knowledge-deficiencies that exist in traditional healthcare, dietetics and culinary education. The course attempts to directly impact both the nutritional and sensory appeal of the foods prepared for patients and clients while also addressing the fundamental culinary skills required to improve the future personal health of the students in the course. Both instructive and vocational components are incorporated, which are intended to improve communication and understanding around how nutrition and culinary fundamentals may impact public health, as well as improving the assimilation of appropriate nutrition in the food produced and menus developed by prospective healthcare team members.
Prerequisite(s): SCI1050.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CULN3155 Vegetarian Cuisine

This course focuses on the types and preparation of nutritionally balanced vegetarian diets. Students explore the importance of understanding why people choose vegetarian diets, including cultural and global perspectives, economics and health. Daily production focuses on the preparation of vegetarian dishes and meals that fit into three classifications: vegan, lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarian diets.
Prerequisite(s): CULN2020, CULN2230 or BPA2720.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CULN4155 Athletic Performance Cuisine

This laboratory course emphasizes the importance of how food can enhance athletic performance and exercise recovery. The focus is on creating menus specifically geared for individual athletes, as well as the team training tables of various sports, to elevate and enhance overall sport and athletic performance. Students utilize their knowledge of applied nutrition and culinary arts to develop meals, snacks, sports beverages, and nutritional supplements for a variety of athlete types pursuing various sports under different exercise intensities, environments, and athletic performance goals.
Prerequisite(s): CULN3155, FSM2210.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CULN4165 Therapeutic Cuisine

This capstone course requires students to apply their proficiency in culinary nutrition, critical-thinking skills and management theories to address the challenges faced by contemporary healthcare food service facilities. Focus is on the patient’s dining experience while adhering to specific dietary requirements. Students create and execute therapeutic menus in addition to rotating through management positions found in today’s institutional food service facilities.
Prerequisite(s): CULN3155, FSM2210, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CULS2010 Introduction to Food Product Development

This course introduces students to the terminology and basic practices in product development labs, test kitchens and culinary centers in the food and beverage industry. Focus is on the product development process from concept through commercialization, and the role of the product developer throughout this process. This includes an introduction to market research and sensory testing techniques, unit operations in food and beverage processing and packaging, quality assurance/quality control, and food regulations and labeling. Student groups research current trends, the needs of a particular target market, and topics in food and beverage processing and packaging. This course includes lecture, student presentations, group work, guest lecturers and use of the internet to research relevant topics and technologies.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CULS2210 Food Science

This course emphasizes the scientific method and the chemical and physical changes that occur during preparation and processing of food products. The relationships between the chemistry of the major food components (carbohydrates, fats and proteins) and their functionality in food systems are examined. This course requires a laboratory research project that involves writing a research proposal, conducting primary and secondary research, conducting a consumer test, analyzing data, and writing a final laboratory report following the scientific method described in the course.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CULS3015 Food Ingredient Technology

This course provides an overview of major food ingredients and additives used in food product development. The various functionalities of these ingredients are investigated through the production and evaluation of various food products that align with consumer expectations. Students examine the legal definition of food ingredients and additives and outline the approval process for ingredients classified as such. Students apply Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laws and regulations when incorporating additives into food products.
Prerequisite(s): CHM1000, CHM1006, CULS2010 (or concurrent), CULS2210.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CULS3025 Food Processing

This course provides students the opportunity to identify the appropriate food processing methods and equipment utilized in the manufacturing of food products. Practices that are important in a food manufacturing facility are explored to determine how different processing methods and packaging can affect the safety and quality of food products.
Prerequisite(s): CULS2010, completion of all freshman culinary or baking labs.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CULS4035 Food Product Design and Development

This capstone course applies the knowledge and skills acquired in major prerequisite courses. Students strengthen their laboratory skills working in teams, designing and developing a food product from concept through optimization. This course is taught within a kitchen that simulates the environment of a product development laboratory. Students complete sensory tests, accelerated shelf-life tests, competitive analyses and performance tests on products, as required. Students design and create product packaging labels that align with current food regulations. Additionally, students use spreadsheets to create formulas and generate costing information. At the completion of the course, students present their concepts, optimized products, packaging label and project reports to the university community.
Prerequisite(s): CULS2010, CULS3015.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CYB1005 Introduction to Cyber Security Operations

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the range of disciplines that are fundamental to protecting cyber assets in the modern world. Students learn what cyber security and operations are, how they have evolved over the past decades, and how the cyber security framework can be applied across a wide range of contexts and industries. This course also provides an introduction to the various technical and non-technical skills that are fundamental in the cyber security and operations field. Students are provided with academic foundations to pursue further study in the cyber field.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CYB2010 Computer Architecture with Assembly Language Programming

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the relationship between hardware and software through the use of the machine and assembly language facilities. Topics include how simple statements translate into processor commands and how various types of storage and programming structures are implemented in the system. Program design, charting, coding, debugging, testing, execution and documentation are accomplished for all concepts that are introduced. Advanced understanding of the relationship between hardware and software is accomplished through the use of assembly language and higher level language (C programming language) facilities. Creating programs that interface with computer hardware is explored. Additional topics include using debug, decision structures, looping structures, addressing constructs, data types, program segments, memory models, subroutines, arrays, video, keyboard and file I/O, parallel processing, terminate-and-stay-resident programs, recursion, inter-language communication, device drivers and embedded programming concepts.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1112.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CYB3001 Foundations of Digital Forensics

This course introduces students to the principles of digital forensics. The essentials covered in this class include computer system storage fundamentals, operating systems and data transmission, computer network architecture, digital forensics best practices, proper evidence collection and storage, and federal rules and criminal codes. Upon successful completion of this class, the student is ready to proceed into more advanced and technical classes such as computer forensics, mobile device forensics, network forensics, and malicious code forensics.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1101, CSIS2045, CYB1005.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CYB3011 Software Reverse Engineering

This course is designed to introduce students to the tools and process of software reverse engineering, and how to apply the tools and process for the purpose of discovering malicious code, reconstructing higher level code and documentation where none exist, discovering opportunities for improvement of existing code, and assuring the appropriate use of code.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS2045, CYB2010 or ENGN2014.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CYB3023 Large Scale Distributed Systems

This course is designed to introduce the principles and implementation techniques of distributed database systems and explore trends and issues concerning database application development. Students apply theory and practice by building a distributed database with web access.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1112, CSIS2030.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CYB3038 HCI/Usable Security

This course focuses on how to design and build secure systems with human-centric focus. Basic principles of HCI (including the basics of humans’ cognitive abilities, principles of usability, design techniques and evaluation methods) are discussed. Through professionally focused exercises, students apply these techniques to the design, building, evaluation and critique of secure systems, while developing security measures that respect human performance and their goals within the system. Focus is on authentication devices, password protection techniques, browsing security, social media and mobile device security.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC3050.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CYB3205 Malware Forensics

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of malicious code and malicious code analysis. The student is introduced to actual malicious code samples and examines how they work and interact with vulnerable machines. The student learns how to perform basic analysis in an attempt to reverse engineer malicious code capabilities and to perform post-mortem forensic analysis on compromised machines. The student is also introduced to virtual machines and their important role in conducting malicious code forensic analysis in a safe environment.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1112, CYB3001.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CYB3220 Network Forensics

This course immerses students into the world of network forensics. The essentials covered in this class include network forensics investigative methodology, network technical fundamentals, evidence acquisition, packet and flow analysis, network intrusion detection and analysis, and forensic reporting. Upon successful completion of this class, the student is ready to conduct real-world network forensic investigations in a laboratory setting utilizing industry-recognized tools and methodology.
Prerequisite(s): CYB3001, ITEC2081.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CYB4010 Computer and Network Forensics

This course introduces students to the nature of digital evidence, the tools and techniques used to acquire such evidence, and the practices used to preserve its integrity through the use of lectures and hands-on exercises. Students are also introduced to the process of testifying and ethics for the expert witness.
Prerequisite(s): Senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CYB4026 Cyber Intelligence

This course examines the emerging stages to the current operational and political impact of cyber intelligence. Students explore a full range of cyber capabilities from exploitation, attack and defense. Students analyze and discuss several case studies that demonstrate the challenges and benefits of cyber intelligence to the cyber operations and security environment. This course demonstrates how cyber security and operations have changed the nature of intelligence collections, operations and analysis across the intelligence communities.
Prerequisite(s): CYB3038.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CYB4032 Perimeter Protection and Vulnerability Assessment

This course examines the threat from computer hackers and the countermeasures to protect against such attacks, including security policies, security hardware and software technologies, vulnerability analysis, security assessments, penetration testing, and vulnerability scanners. Topics include types of network security, varieties of attacks, fundamentals of firewalls, firewall practical applications, intrusion detection systems, encryption, virtual private networks, operating system hardening, defending against virus attacks, Trojan horses and spyware, security policies, assessing a system, security standards, and computer-based espionage and terrorism.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC3075.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CYB4044 Active Cyber Defense and Countermeasures

This course is based on the concept that current, traditional "boxed" defense solutions are no longer working and attackers are becoming more and more successful as a result. Emphasis is on new strategies for IT security professionals to be successful. Topics include tools for proactive defense, such as annoyance, attribution and attack.
Prerequisite(s): CYB4032.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CYB4050 Exploitation & Incident Response

This course introduces students to the arts and skillsets of traditional “Red” and “Blue” teams. Participants are immersed into worlds of computer exploitation and incident response, providing the unique experience of learning how to compromise a machine/network and then uncovering and documenting the evidence left behind. In addition, the course teaches the student to utilize a variety of open source tools to exploit weaknesses in a typical networked environment. The class introduces defense techniques aimed at common system/network weaknesses. Topics include physical security, social engineering, reconnaissance, port/network and vulnerability scanning, creating custom exploits, weaponizing documents, and anti-virus evasion.
Prerequisite(s): CYB3205, CYB3220.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5025 Tools for Data Analytics

This course teaches students without a background in a database and/or statistical scripting language the concepts necessary to complete the graduate program in Data Analytics. This course delivers an understanding of core concepts of database and analytical programming. Students clean, manipulate and visualize data to solve problems utilizing tools such as SQL and R.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5050 Data Management

This course introduces students to data management by exploring the history of databases, database concepts and structures, the data project cycle, and data best practices. Students learn basic SQL skills to gain an understanding of what is possible with data and build on foundational database concepts. Throughout the course, focus is also placed on data ethics and its role in current business issues. Students demonstrate what is possible with data by completing a project utilizing learned data skills.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5100 Statistical Analysis

This course explores how statistics can be used as a powerful tool for data analysis. Students learn several statistical approaches while using programming language centered around statistics to work with real data. Students gain an understanding of the descriptive and inferential statistics and how they are key concepts in the quantitative analysis of data. Students demonstrate understanding of topics through practical use case scenarios.
Prerequisite(s): DATA5025 (or concurrent) or permission from the department chair.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5150 Data Mining

This course introduces the theories and tools for intensive data analysis methods and data-mining techniques such as rule-based learning, decision trees, clustering, and association rule mining. This course also covers interpretation of the mined patterns using visualization techniques and offers students an opportunity to gain the knowledge and experience to apply modern data-mining techniques for effective large-scale data pattern recognition and insight discovery. Data analysis software is introduced via currently used tools in the industry. In addition to expanding upon the earlier introduced approaches to discerning and validating patterns in data through sound applications of the scientific method, with a particular emphasis on hypothesis testing, the notion of statistical significance, and tests of difference, the goal of this course is to endow students with the fundamental data management, review, re-engineering, and exploration skills, as necessary data analytical competencies. Discussions include the main data-mining methods currently used, including data preparation, cleaning, testing, training, clustering, classification, association rule mining, decision networks, and other common data-mining algorithms and techniques.
Prerequisite(s): DATA5025 or permission from the department chair.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5200 Data Visualization

This course provides students with the tools and techniques to tell a story visually with data. Many analysts find great insights in the data but struggle to successfully deliver their message. The goal of this course is to provide a foundation to bridge that gap. Students learn visual perception and cognition concepts through the creation of powerful visualizations using tools like Tableau and Power BI. This is a project-based course, where students work with data from exploration to the creation of a dashboard that clearly delivers its intended message.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5300 Big Data Analytics

This course introduces students to the world of Big Data, a world in which websites, mobile phone applications, credit cards and many more everyday tools we use extensively collect a tremendous amount of information. Students learn about the history, current challenges, trends and applications of these massive datasets. They explore the specialized algorithms for Big Data analysis, mining and learning algorithms that have been developed specifically to deal with large datasets. Students learn about techniques used for managing Big Data such as cloud computing, map-reduce parallel computing, distributed file systems, No SQL databases, stream computing engines and other related technologies.
Prerequisite(s): DATA5100.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5350 Text & Web Mining Analytics

In this course students dive into the critical intersection of text, programming, and actionable insights. Specifically, this course covers important topics in text mining, including basic natural language processing techniques, document representation, text categorization and clustering, document summarization, sentiment analysis, social network and social media analysis, probabilistic topic models, and text visualization.
Prerequisite(s): DATA5100.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5400 Introduction to Predictive Modeling

This introductory course focuses on how to use predictive models to analyze data. Data in the real world involves elements of systematic patterns as well as uncertainty. The uncertainty may arise from missing information, measurement error or incomplete sampling of the population. Statistical modeling methodologies provide a set of tools for understanding data by incorporating assumptions and prior knowledge. These models are useful for supporting decision-making in many areas of computer science, including machine learning, data mining, natural language processing, computer vision, and image analysis.
Prerequisite(s): DATA5100.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5515 Advanced Topics in Predictive Analytics

In this advanced course in predictive analytics, students learn the basic theory of stationary processes, linear filters, spectral analysis, ARIMA models, forecasting and smoothing, models for trends and seasonal patterns, and autoregression and time series regression models. Hierarchically introduced methods start with terminology and exploratory graphics, moving to descriptive statistics, and ending with modeling, forecasting procedures and practical applications. Emphasis is on the practical application of time series models.
Prerequisite(s): DATA5400.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5550 Optimization Simulation

Drawing upon previous coursework in predictive analytics, modeling, and data mining, this course provides a review of statistical and mathematical programming and advanced modeling techniques. It explores computer intensive methods for parameter and error estimation, model selection, and model evaluation. The course focuses upon business applications of statistical graphics and data visualization, tree-structured classification and regression, neural networks, smoothing methods, hybrid models, multi-way analysis, and hierarchical models. This is a case-study and project-based course with a strong programming component.
Prerequisite(s): DATA5100.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5600 Research Methods in Data Analytics

This course enables graduate students to develop problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills that are important for professionals in all areas of data analytics. Students evaluate quantitative research methods and develop techniques to improve their understanding and evaluation of information. The course examines the research process from problem identification and hypothesis development to data gathering and analysis. Students review pertinent data and literature such as secondary sources, critique published materials, and focus on the nature of empirical research and the elements of research design. Particular attention is given to the student’s perspective of the applicability of research to their data analytics careers.
Prerequisite(s): DATA5100.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5700 Data Analytics Capstone

This capstone course challenges students to apply theoretical knowledge acquired throughout the program to a project involving actual data in a realistic setting. With faculty guidance, students collect and process data by applying suitable and appropriate analytic methods. Students identify the problem and methodological framework necessary to apply to recommended solutions. At the conclusion of the course, students communicate their findings by presenting to a select group of faculty and/or the client.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of 27 credits in program.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DEE3999 Directed Experiential Education

Directed Experiential Education (DEE) offers students an intensive, project-based experiential learning opportunity conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Experiences are driven by a specific industry-based or functional-area-based project completed for a nonprofit or for-profit DEE partner. Through weekly group seminar meetings, extensive field work (independent and/or group-based) and purposeful reflection, students apply acquired discipline-specific skills and knowledge, develop leadership and collaborative abilities, and refine critical thinking, problem-solving and active citizenship skills. The course culminates in a formal presentation to the DEE partner. This course is recognized as an Experiential Education (EE) course, indicating that experiential learning is used as a primary method of achieving the course objectives.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 57 credits and faculty recommendation.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3-6 Semester Credits

DEE6899 Directed Experiential Education

Directed Experiential Education (DEE) offers students an intensive, semester-long, project-based experiential learning opportunity conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Experiences are driven by a specific industry-based or a functional area-based project completed for a nonprofit or for-profit DEE partner. Through weekly group seminar meetings, extensive field work (independent and/or group-based) and purposeful reflection, students construct and appraise acquired discipline-specific skills and knowledge, develop leadership and collaborative abilities, support critical thinking, and formulate problem-solving and active citizenship skills. The course culminates in a formal presentation and deliverables to the DEE partner, and is recognized as an "Experiential Education" (EE) course, indicating that experiential learning is used as a primary method of achieving the course objectives. Students can take up to three semesters of this course at 3.0 credits per semester.
Prerequisite(s): Faculty recommendation and approval by the department chair.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DIET1020 Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics Professions

This survey course is intended to introduce students to various nutrition and dietetics professions for those in pursuit of a career in nutrition. Students are provided with information regarding education, training, credentialing and licensure requirements for nutrition and dietetic career paths. Students also learn about the interdisciplinary industry and healthcare team members who work with nutrition and dietetics professionals.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

DIET2020 Sports Nutrition

This course provides an introduction to nutritional concepts that are unique to the needs of athletes. Students in this course learn about the impact of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and essential nutrients on an athlete’s metabolism, health and performance. The class also stresses information not only for competitive athletes, but for other populations wishing to incorporate nutrition into a physically active lifestyle. Students design several diets that optimize performance based on topics addressed in this class.
Prerequisite(s): SCI1050.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DIET2070 Lifespan Nutrition

This course investigates the significance of nutrition throughout the lifecycle, including developmental stages, growth and aging. Students examine the role of specific nutrients in each life stage, from preconception through older adulthood. Meeting nutritional requirements as well as the relationship between nutrition and health throughout the human lifespan are emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): SCI1050.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DIET3030 Nutrition Assessment

This course introduces students to the scope of practice of the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist as well as the standardized nutrition care of patients. Students explore each step of the Nutrition Care Process, practice various assessment techniques, formulate nutrition problem statements, and implement terminology related to nutrition intervention, monitoring and evaluation. Focus is on the measurement techniques used to evaluate nutritional status and the application of medical terminology in patient health records.
Prerequisite(s): SCI1050, DIET2050 or DIET3080, sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DIET3080 Community Nutrition

This course examines the role of nutrition in promoting, maintaining and improving the health of individuals and groups in the community. The course provides students with a foundational understanding of the professionals, organizations and policies that influence community nutrition. Students are introduced to epidemiological research methodology, educational theories and other strategies in order to maximize their effectiveness while working with diverse and potentially vulnerable populations.
Prerequisite(s): SCI1050.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DIET4030 Medical Nutrition Therapy

This course familiarizes the student with the principles of medical nutrition therapy. The critical role of food and nutrients and their effects on various disease states is discussed. Students explore a variety of issues that may impact the management of existing diseases.
Prerequisite(s): BIO2041 or SCI2031, DIET3030, DIET2070 or DIET3050.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DIET4630 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy

This senior-level course provides the student with advanced medical nutrition therapy (MNT) theoretical knowledge and clinical nutrition skills required for postgraduate programs and advanced degrees in nutrition. Students utilize critical-thinking skills in solving complex medical cases that require nutrition intervention. Students research and apply a variety of evidence-based clinical nutrition practices. Emphasis is on the critical role of utilizing the standardized Nutrition Care Process in all aspects of Medical Nutrition Therapy.
Prerequisite(s): DIET4030.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DIET5030 Introduction to Dietetics I

This course is designed for students entering the M.S. in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics program without a DPD verification statement. It prepares them for future courses by providing an overview of dietetics and the Nutrition Care Process (NCP). Students explore the scope of practice of the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) as well as the principles of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and evidence-based medicine. Each component of the NCP (Assessment, Diagnosis, Intervention, Monitoring and Evaluation) is explored in-depth with an emphasis on nutrition assessment. Students are introduced to medical record documentation and electronic health records as well as interdisciplinary healthcare team members.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DIET5060 Introduction to Dietetics II

This course presents the next steps for students entering the M.S. in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics program without a DPD verification statement. It allows them to develop their knowledge and skills for future courses by continuing the principles of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for both acute and chronic health conditions. The critical role of food and nutrients and their effects on various disease states are examined and students are introduced to indications for nutrition support. Students explore a variety of issues that may impact the management of existing diseases as the interrelationships between nutrition-related diseases and current diet recommendations are explored. Students continue to use the Nutrition Care Process and practice MNT through the use of case studies.
Prerequisite(s): DIET5030.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DIET5350 Nutrition for Health & Wellness Experience

This supervised experiential learning course provides hands-on opportunities in a variety of settings. Students apply principles of health and wellness, with emphasis on the relationship between nutrition and health, and nutrition and disease. The culmination of this course includes an opportunity for students to create a comprehensive wellness program that focuses on nutrition education and nutrition-related disease prevention.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: NUTR5300.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DIET5550 Nutritional Counseling and Education Experience

This supervised experiential learning course provides an opportunity for students to apply counseling and education theory to classroom case studies, simulation, peer counseling, and real-world settings in the community. Students practice interviewing, counseling techniques, and developing client education materials appropriate for diverse audiences.
Prerequisite(s): DIET5350, Corequisite: NUTR5500.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DIET5600 Culinary Nutrition and Food Service Management

This course provides hands-on laboratory experience in culinary nutrition skills and leadership principles in food service operations. The students assign responsibilities according to scope of evidence-based practice in specialized diets to measure quality and productivity and meet budget priorities. Food safety systems and food preparation techniques ensure safe and efficient delivery of food. Students use a matrix or measure to evaluate the need for financial, technical and equipment resources for the provision of safe food delivery.
Prerequisite(s): DIET5350, NUTR5300.
Offered at Providence
5 Semester Credits

DIET5700 Current Topics in Nutrition Seminar

This course covers special topics in food and nutrition. Students explore topics related to athletics and sports nutrition, maternal and child health, culinary nutrition, or other topics approved by the instructor. This course prepares students for their final capstone project and specialized experiential rotations in their final semester of study. Topics are researched from different perspectives incorporating new knowledge and knowledge obtained from prior coursework.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR5100, NUTR5200, RSCH5700.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

DIET6150 Clinical Supervised Practice Experience I

This supervised experiential learning course provides an opportunity for students to apply advanced clinical nutrition concepts through field rotations, while being precepted by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RD/RDN). Rotations may include clinical healthcare sites, community outreach and education, outpatient and ambulatory care, and food service management and operations.
Prerequisite(s): DIET5550, NUTR5100, NUTR5200, NUTR5500, Corequisite: NUTR6100.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DIET6450 Clinical Supervised Practice Experience II

Students apply accrued didactic and hands-on knowledge in this final supervised experiential learning course, while being precepted by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RD/RDN). Rotations may include clinical healthcare sites, community outreach and education, outpatient and ambulatory care, food service management and operations or other sites. This experience culminates with a three-week rotation where students practice professional responsibilities under supervision but with greater independence. Students may be placed in a specialized rotation related to their capstone project or other areas of interest.
Prerequisite(s): DIET6150, NUTR6100.
Offered at Providence
9 Semester Credits

DMSM1001 Introduction to Digital/Social/Mobile Media

This course introduces students to the history of digital, social and mobile media and the unique characteristics of each. Students gain an understanding of the development of marketing objectives and strategies using such media; identify best practices, advantages and disadvantages of each platform; review emerging technologies and trends; and understand metrics and how to analyze and evaluate data. Students are required to participate in a high level of interactivity with social, digital and mobile media networks, forums, digital bulletin boards, blogs, wikis and more. Based on case studies, students analyze and make recommendations for successful digital, social and mobile media strategies.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DMSM2025 Introduction to Data Visualization

This course introduces students to the concept of data visualization. The course begins with an examination of the element of visual design and how it can effectively be used to present data. The psychology of human perception, decision-making and the identification of a target audience are explored. Students learn how to effectively use industry tools for live audience presentations. The fundamentals of storytelling are explored. Students learn the process of analyzing, shaping and presenting data for effective decision-making.
Prerequisite(s): FIT1040.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DMSM2050 Spreadsheets for Data Analysis

This course introduces students to the power of Excel and its ability to analyze. Focus is placed on data models, PivotTables, PowerQuery, PowerPivot and data visualization.
Prerequisite(s): FIT1040.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DMSM4030 Senior Capstone

This capstone course leads students through the assembly of a comprehensive presentation that demonstrates mastery of digital and social media marketing strategies. With faculty guidance, students plan and execute a digital/social media marketing campaign which is analyzed for its effectiveness. The action plan, which consists of the project plan, execution schedule, data collection methodology, analysis of findings, and conclusions/recommendations for a real product or service, is presented to a group of faculty and the client, if applicable.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT3085, senior status.
Offered at Online, Providence
4 Semester Credits

DPT7050 Musculoskeletal Anatomy

Knowledge of human anatomy and histology is essential for physical therapists to make clinical decisions regarding examination, evaluation, diagnosis and prognosis, as well as developing a plan of care for their patients/clients. This course is an in-depth study of the human body which includes human cadaveric prosection, live palpation on peers, and the use of lecture/discussion. Students apply the knowledge gained during this course to all subsequent physical therapy courses throughout the curriculum. Normal anatomy is examined in the context of its application to patient cases, to understand the complex interaction of human tissues (histology) and organ stressors (including environmental interaction, aging and disease processes) that result in physiological responses that may lead to impairments of the human movement system.
Offered at Providence
4 Semester Credits

DPT7100 Foundations of Evidenced-Based Medicine

This course provides students with the foundations of evidence-based medicine. Students learn to develop a well thought out, clear and answerable clinical question, conduct a literature search, interpret the literature and draw conclusions based upon their clinical question. Students familiarize themselves with the use of annotation and citation management software, as well as the tenets of experimental design and statistical testing as they relate to different types of clinical research. Students assess the quality of the experimental design and statistical analysis used in the articles they are consuming as evidence-based clinicians.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

DPT7150 Physical Agents in Physical Therapy

This course describes the fundamental principles, physiological effects and clinical reasoning skills in the safe and effective use of physical therapy modalities/physical agents. Students practice the application of commonly utilized physical agents including thermotherapy, cryotherapy, ultrasound, mechanical traction, light/laser as well as compression devices/techniques. Manual modalities including basic massage and soft tissue techniques, myofascial and trigger point release is also discussed/practiced.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

DPT7200 Patient Mobility and Safety

In this course, students master patient handling activities. At the conclusion of the course, students are able to demonstrate appropriate ways to efficiently and safely teach/perform bed mobility, patient transfers, patient guarding and gait training with/without a variety of assistive devices including manual wheelchair usage. Students develop skills ensuring the use of proper body mechanics and other strategies to avoid injury to themselves and/or their patients.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DPT7250 Exercise Physiology and Wellness

This course enables the student to understand changes in strength, flexibility, endurance and balance over the course of a patient/person’s lifetime. Key components of the course include applying concepts of neural adaption/plasticity as well as exercise dosing/loading with physiologic changes due to the aging/disease processes across the lifetime in order to achieve patient and therapeutic goals. The course provides students with an opportunity to explore health and wellness opportunities for the physical therapist.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DPT7300 Integrated Clinical Experience and Professional Development I

The APTA Code of Ethics and Core Values for professionalism serves as the framework for all activities in this course. In addition to spending 15 hours engaged in on-campus professional development activities, students complete 48 hours of integrated clinical experience (ICE) at an off-site clinic in the outpatient orthopedic setting. The ICE experience includes observation of clinical care, participation with known evaluative techniques and treatment interventions, as well as opportunities to practice and develop interpersonal skills and professional behavior, under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. During an orientation to the full-time clinical experience phase of the program, students submit clinical site placement requests and develop personal clinical learning objectives. Each student creates an online professional profile that will be made available to prospective clinical sites.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7250.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

DPT7350 Spine Examination and Treatment

This course prepares the student to practice entry-level orthopedic physical therapy in the region of the spine, including concussion and post-concussion syndrome. The course includes an in-depth analysis of the evaluation and management of musculoskeletal dysfunction in the region of the spine, including concussion and post-concussion syndrome, throughout the life span. Students critically review existing orthopedic assessment and intervention practices utilizing evidence-based literature combined with patient-defined goals and beliefs. This course emphasizes manual techniques such as mobilization, manipulation, Strain-Counterstrain, muscle energy techniques, and neural mobilization (for assessment and treatment) with evidence-based support. This course requires students to evaluate the patient as a whole, including screening for psychosocial factors, and utilize critical thinking in order to rule out conditions requiring referral to another provider in a direct access environment.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7250.
Offered at Providence
5 Semester Credits

DPT7400 Extremity Examination and Treatment

This course prepares the student to practice entry-level orthopedic physical therapy for the extremities. The course includes an in-depth analysis of the evaluation and management of musculoskeletal dysfunction for the extremities throughout the life span. Students critically review existing orthopedic assessment and intervention practices utilizing evidence-based literature combined with patient-defined goals and beliefs. This course emphasizes manual techniques such as mobilization, manipulation, Strain-Counterstrain, and neural mobilization (for assessment and treatment) with evidence-based support. This course requires students to evaluate the patient as a whole, including screening for psychosocial factors, and utilize critical thinking in order to rule out conditions requiring referral to another provider in a direct access environment.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7250.
Offered at Providence
5 Semester Credits

DPT7450 Biomechanics

This course complements the DPT Musculoskeletal Anatomy course. It presents students with a comprehensive theoretical framework for understanding normal and abnormal human movement patterns. The course is guided by the concept that in order to treat movement system dysfunction, it is first necessary to understand normal movement, motor control and coordination processes. Students learn the relationship between movement patterns in relation to an individual's functional anatomy, biomechanics, and surrounding environment. Motor control theory is incorporated into the ICF disablement model so that normal age-specific and disease-specific processes can be properly described. The course allows the student to gain a better understanding of aberrant movement patterns/strategies so that they will be better able to develop a comprehensive patient-centric treatment approach across a variety of age groups and conditions.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7250.
Offered at Providence
4 Semester Credits

DPT7500 Diagnostic Imaging

This course provides the student with an understanding of the capabilities, limitations and clinical implications of diagnostic imaging, including plain radiographs, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (and its many forms), diagnostic ultrasound, and an introduction to electromyography. Students must identify the most appropriate diagnostic imaging test and, when indicated, order and interpret diagnostic images relevant in musculoskeletal assessment and management. Radiologic anatomy, normal variants, and pathological and traumatic conditions are reviewed.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7250.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

DPT7600 Orthopedic Culmination and Comprehensive Practicum

This is the first comprehensive practicum in the DPT curriculum. This course reviews and enhances content taught in semesters 1 and 2 in order to promote entry-level competency. Simulated patients are brought to life using case-based scenarios which require the student to perform a chart review, patient history including psychological and psychosocial screening, systems screening and physical examination. Students use this data to develop a physical therapy diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan with appropriate progression. Students perform selected physical therapy tests and measures and interventions in order to demonstrate their mastery of evidence-based, entry-level orthopedic physical therapy in a practical setting. This process is designed to simulate the challenges students will face during their full-time clinical experiences. This practicum is the first step in certifying student readiness for their full-time clinical experiences. Students must successfully pass this practicum in order to continue in the curriculum.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7300.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

DPT7650 Pharmacology for Physical Therapists

This course provides the student with an entry-level understanding of pharmacology as it pertains to patients undergoing physical therapy. Emphasis is placed on the study of commonly prescribed drugs and their effects on the human body globally and at the tissue level. Students recognize common drug side effects as well as how the drug may influence their patient’s response to physical therapy interventions. Students also learn the principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, dose-response relationships, administration routes, absorption and distribution, biotransformation and excretion, potential drug interactions and toxicology.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7300.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

DPT7700 Essentials of Rehabilitation Technology

This course provides instruction on the concepts and use of technology and its applications commonly found in rehabilitation settings. Students apply concepts of assistive technology that provide alternatives for physical and sensory access, communication, and learning. Students identify and utilize assistive technology to modify tasks or the environment through the application of universal design principles. Students identify barriers and potential solutions based on various case studies and real-life examples.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7300.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

DPT7750 Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Digestive and Endocrine Anatomy

Students examine the anatomy and histology of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, digestive and endocrine system. Students explore pathological changes in these systems across the life span and their influences on the patient’s ability to function and respond to physical therapy interventions.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7300.
Offered at Providence
4 Semester Credits

DPT7800 PT for Medically Complex Patients

Students develop an understanding of pathology underlying clinical disease states and involving the major organ systems across the life span. Epidemiological issues are presented and discussed. Principles of multi-system diseases, their prevention, treatment and rehabilitation are examined. Students are introduced to medical diagnostic procedures and their impact on physical therapy practice. In addition, evidence-based wound care solutions are discussed and practiced within the laboratory setting. Students learn to recognize pathology signs and symptoms that are considered “red flags” for serious diseases. Students use problem-solving skills and information about pathology to decide when referral to another healthcare provider or alternative intervention is indicated.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7300.
Offered at Providence
4 Semester Credits

DPT7850 Medically Complex Culmination and Comprehensive Practicum

This is the second comprehensive practicum in the DPT curriculum. This course reviews and enhances content taught in semesters 1 through 3 in order to promote entry-level competency. Simulated patients are brought to life using case-based scenarios featuring medically complex (multisystem involvement) patients who also possess orthopedic considerations. Students perform a chart review, patient history including psychological and psychosocial screening, systems screening and physical examination. Students use this data to develop a physical therapy diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan with appropriate progression. Students perform selected physical therapy tests and measures and interventions in order to demonstrate their mastery of evidence-based, entry-level orthopedic physical therapy in a practical setting. This process is designed to simulate the challenges students will face during their full-time clinical experiences. This practicum is the second step in certifying student readiness for their full-time clinical experiences. Students must successfully pass this practicum in order to continue in the curriculum.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7300.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

DPT8050 Integrated Clinical Experience and Professional Development II

The APTA Code of Ethics and Core Values for professionalism serve as the framework for all activities in this course. In addition to spending 15 hours engaged in on-campus professional development activities, students complete 44 hours of integrated clinical experience (ICE) at an off-site clinic in the outpatient orthopedic setting, and four hours observing the delivery of physical therapy services in the medically complex setting. ICE experiences in settings outside of outpatient orthopedics may be considered based upon the student’s interests and site availability. The ICE experience includes observation of clinical care, participation with known evaluative techniques and treatment interventions, as well as opportunities to practice and develop interpersonal skills and professional behavior, under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. The student begins to understand their role as a member of the larger healthcare team, including the use of support personnel and physical therapist assistants, practice ethical decision-making, consider differential diagnoses based on evaluative findings, and suggest appropriate treatment progressions for non-complex patients.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7850.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

DPT8100 Psychologically Informed Physical Therapy

This course provides the student with a comprehensive look at the multidimensional nature of pain and physical disability, and how these factors influence the patient’s function and response to physical therapy interventions. Particular emphasis is placed on pain neuroscience, pain assessment and measurement, the mechanism for conversion of acute pain to chronic pain, screening for psychosocial factors that may be contributing to chronic pain, and utilization of biopsychosocial pain management techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness technique and pain neuroscience education. Select clinical conditions are examined. Class assignments and testing require students to model the elements of biopsychosocial care in simulated patient situations.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7850.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

DPT8150 Neuroanatomy for the Physical Therapist

This course presents an integrated approach to the general principles of organization and function of the nervous system (autonomic, peripheral and central systems). This course features an in-depth look at the human nervous system, through electronic media and cadaveric prosection, live palpation on peers and the use lecture/discussion. Normal anatomy is examined in the context of applying it to patient cases, to understand the complex interaction of human tissues (histology), physiology, pathophysiology and other stressors (including environmental interaction, aging and disease processes) that result in physiological responses that may lead to impairments of the human movement system. Students are introduced to clinical topics as they relate to neuroscience, including neurological testing, control of posture and balance, pain, muscle tone and spasticity, feedback versus feedforward control, reflex versus voluntary control, control of reaching and locomotion, perception and learning.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7850.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DPT8200 Motor Control

This course introduces the science of motor control/motor learning, including the neuromotor processes that underlie normal and abnormal movement. Theories of motor learning and mechanisms for acquisition of skill are discussed. Neuromotor and neuropsychological research are investigated, and clinical implications are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7850.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

DPT8250 DPT Elective

Each student is granted the opportunity to complete up to four electives designed to facilitate their ability to explore physical therapy content areas of interest, beyond the standard curriculum. It can include the choice to obtain additional experience in one or two of the core physical therapy specialties and/or explore lengthier research projects. Students actively engage in applying basic and more advanced physical therapy knowledge, demonstrating and developing their clinical reasoning and communication skills to the evaluation, treatment, and management of common diseases and conditions encountered within the discipline or specialty chosen. Supervised clinical practice experiences occur under the supervision of a program-determined preceptor, clinical instructor or their designee(s). This course can be repeated up to four times throughout the curriculum and can occur within semesters 4, 5 and 8.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7850.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

DPT8300 Neurological Examination and Treatment

This course provides students with information needed to identify, evaluate and treat neurologic diseases and disorders that are commonly seen by physical therapists. From a medical perspective, information includes disease/condition description, etiology, pathology, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, medical management, and precautions or special considerations pertinent to physical therapists. From a physical therapy perspective, specific standardized assessments, diagnostic modalities, evaluation and treatment strategies, techniques and approaches are addressed. The role of the physical therapist is addressed across treatment environments and across the time course or progression of the disease (acute through chronic).
Prerequisite(s): DPT7850.
Offered at Providence
5 Semester Credits

DPT8350 Neuro Culmination and Comprehensive Practicum

This is the third comprehensive practicum in the DPT program, which presents a case-based scenario that the student needs to bring from initial interview including screening for psychosocial factors, physical examination, assessment treatment plan development and progression, and the application of appropriate treatment interventions. Cases for this practicum feature orthopedic, medically complex, neurological patients, along with other comorbidities, which the student must address. Students prepare for this practicum by practicing skills in a laboratory setting while exploring the latest evidence-based literature in a classroom setting. Lab experiences are designed around patient cases to provide the student with “real-world scenarios” from which to learn and practice on their peers. This process is designed to be similar to what would be required of the student on their full-time clinical experiences. This practicum is the third step in certifying student readiness for their full-time clinical experiences. Students must successfully pass this practicum in order to continue in the curriculum.
Prerequisite(s): DPT7850.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

DPT8400 Integrated Clinical Experience and Professional Development III

The APTA Code of Ethics and Core Values for Professionalism serve as the framework for all activities in this course. In addition to spending 15 hours engaged in on-campus professional development activities, students complete 48 hours of integrated clinical experience (ICE) at an off-site clinic in the outpatient orthopedic setting, and four hours observing the delivery of physical therapy services in the medically complex and/or neurologic setting. ICE experiences in settings outside of outpatient orthopedics may be considered based upon the student’s interests and site availability. The ICE experience includes observation of clinical care and provides an opportunity for students to expand their ability to participate in evaluation and diagnosis, to provide patient/family education, and to deliver known physical therapy interventions to patients under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. This course prepares students for engaging in the full-time clinical experience phase of the program by developing confidence in clinical practice, strengthening professional identity, and by reviewing performance expectations for full-time clinical experiences. Students synthesize a lifelong learning plan that is facilitated by the development of skills such as self-assessment and metacognitive thinking.
Prerequisite(s): DPT8350.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

DPT8450 Healthcare Management

This course introduces students to the fundamental theories and skills of healthcare management for the physical therapist. This course develops and enhances the student’s understanding of the healthcare system, the social and economic forces affecting the healthcare system, and its ability to function effectively. Additionally, the course prepares students to enter the workforce by introducing them to a variety of tools and experiences that enables them to manage organizations, programs, resources and people more effectively. Emphasis in this course is on national and state (Rhode Island and Massachusetts) policies and legislation, managing human resources, marketing, technology and information, accounting and finance, quality, and measuring performance. Students obtain an NPI number for use upon graduation, as part of the requirements of this course.
Prerequisite(s): DPT8350.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DPT8500 Research Seminar I

This course introduces students to the principles of clinical research. Scientific method and various research designs are presented and scrutinized for applicability and appropriateness. Students refine their ability to perform an effective literature review and critical review of the available research. The history and function of review boards for the protection of human and animal subjects are discussed. Students, Under the direct supervision of faculty, develop either a research question to be answered by performing a systematic review or design a primary research project, in collaboration with faculty, to be completed in Research Seminar II. All research proposed and conducted in the Physical Therapy department is subject to the rules, regulations and approval of the university’s Institutional Review Board.
Prerequisite(s): DPT8350.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DPT8550 Pediatric Physical Therapy

This course enhances the student physical therapists' understanding, exposure, critical evaluation and integration of current best practice towards pediatric physical therapy clinical practice. The readings, class discussions and lectures focus on increasing the students' understanding of typical and atypical development, and how factors affect a child's motor performance. Application of theoretical principles of motor control and neurological development are emphasized in order to enhance understanding of typical motor development, as well as motor development in children with various impairments.
Prerequisite(s): DPT8350.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

DPT8600 Physical Therapy for Genitourinary Health

This course introduces students to male/female genitourinary function and disease as it applies to the physical therapist. Emphasis is on evidenced-based outcome measures and physical therapy genitourinary tests/measures as well as physical therapy interventions to improve genitourinary function in both men and women.
Prerequisite(s): DPT8350.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

DPT8650 Comprehensive Skills Review and Qualifying Examination

This course is a comprehensive curricular review of clinical knowledge and skills necessary for the students to successfully pass their full-time clinical experience courses. The skills review is followed immediately by a qualifying examination. The qualifying examination is a case-based scenario in which the student faces a simulate patient. The student is required to perform a chart/history review, thorough patient interview and physical examination. Students use this information to create a physical therapy diagnosis and prognosis. They then develop a comprehensive treatment plan with progression and demonstrate the application of appropriate treatment interventions based upon their diagnosis. Cases for this qualifying examination encompass content from across the curriculum and feature medically complex patients who may have orthopedic, cardiopulmonary and neurologic issues, along with other comorbidities, which the student is required to address. This is the final step in the process of certifying students as being competent to engage in their three full-time clinical experiences. Student must successfully pass the qualifying examination in order to continue in the curriculum and attend their full-time clinical experiences.
Prerequisite(s): DPT8350.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

DPT8700 Clinical Education Experience I

This course is the first of three full-time clinical experiences in the DPT Program and runs during the final spring semester. Under the supervision of one or two licensed physical therapists, students practice and receive feedback while performing all elements of patient management in either a general practice ambulatory and/or non-ambulatory (i.e., acute care, inpatient rehab, SNF, or homecare) setting. Emphasis is placed on a consistent display of professional behavior, including demonstration of adult learning characteristics, as well as the ability to problem-solve and utilize evidence-based resources to guide clinical practice. Students participate in an online seminar in which relevant clinical issues are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): DPT8650.
Offered at Providence
12 Semester Credits

DPT8800 Clinical Education Experience II

This course is the second of three full-time clinical experiences in the DPT Program and runs for a period of 13-weeks during the final summer semester. Under the supervision of one or two licensed physical therapists, students practice and receive feedback while performing all elements of patient management in either a general practice ambulatory and/or non-ambulatory (i.e., acute care, inpatient rehab, SNF, or homecare) setting, or with permission from the director of clinical education, in a specialty setting. Based on clinical site availability, and with permission from the director of clinical education, DPT8800, Clinical Education Experience II, and DPT9200, Clinical Education Experience III, may be combined into a 26-week clinical experience where the student may focus their clinical practice in a single clinical placement/setting. Emphasis is placed on a consistent display of professional behavior, including demonstration of adult learning characteristics, the ability to problem-solve and utilize evidence-based resources to guide clinical practice, and the ability to function effectively as a member of the larger healthcare team. In order to achieve a passing grade for this clinical experience, students are expected to achieve entry-level competence in all aspects of physical therapy service delivery while modeling professional and ethical practice. Students participate in an online seminar in which relevant clinical issues are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): DPT8700.
Offered at Providence
11 Semester Credits

DPT8850 Research Seminar II

Students complete the data collection and analysis for the project proposed in DPT8500, Research Seminar I. Students work with faculty and other university resources to begin the process of creating their first draft of their work for dissemination. During this course, students, assisted by faculty, determine the most suitable means of disseminating their results which will occur in the DPT8900, DPT Capstone course. Students utilize AMA format, unless another format is prescribed by the target journal or disseminating body.
Prerequisite(s): DPT8700.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

DPT8900 DPT Capstone

Students complete the formal write-up of their project using the format prescribed by their target disseminating body. Disseminating bodies must be in accordance with APTA guidelines and may include the annual JWU Physical Therapy Research Day, another university- or college-based Research Day, the RIAPTA conference, APTA conference(s) such as the Combined Sections Meeting or the Educator Leadership Conference, or other suitable conferences/events deemed appropriate by the faculty assigned to the student(s).
Prerequisite(s): DPT8700.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

DPT9200 Clinical Education Experience III

This course is the third and final full-time clinical experience in the DPT Program and runs during the first 13-weeks of the final fall semester. Under the supervision of one or two licensed physical therapists, students practice and receive feedback while performing all elements of patient management in either a general practice ambulatory and/or non-ambulatory (i.e., acute care, inpatient rehab, SNF, or homecare) setting, or with permission from the director of clinical education, in a specialty setting. Based on clinical site availability, and with permission from the director of clinical education, DPT8800, Clinical Education Experience II, and DPT9200, Clinical Education Experience III, may be combined into a 26-week clinical experience where the student may focus their clinical practice in a single clinical placement/setting. Emphasis is placed on a consistent display of professional behavior, including demonstration of adult learning characteristics, the ability to problem-solve and utilize evidence-based resources to guide clinical practice, and the ability to function effectively as a member of the larger healthcare team. In order to achieve a passing grade for this clinical experience, students are expected to achieve entry-level competence in all aspects of physical therapy service delivery while modeling professional and ethical practice. Students participate in an online seminar in which relevant clinical issues are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): DPT8900.
Offered at Providence
11 Semester Credits

DPT9500 Licensure Review and PEAT

This course provides the student a comprehensive didactic review of the curriculum in preparation for the board exam. Students are provided a board review course followed by a JWU DPT-sponsored practice exam and assessment tool (i.e., the PEAT test). Scores of 80% or higher on the PEAT indicate a high likelihood of passing the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). Students who score above 80% are strongly encouraged to continue reviewing for the NPTE but may choose to take the NPTE at their own discretion. Students who score below an 80% on the PEAT may still graduate but are strongly encouraged to not sit for the NPTE until such time as they have been given and completed a student specific remediation/studying plan by the faculty. Students should reference the appropriate section of the Requirements for Progression In and Completion of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Policy.
Prerequisite(s): DPT8900.
Offered at Providence
2 Semester Credits

ECON1001 Macroeconomics

This course is designed as a general introductory course in economics covering the major elements of economic theory that apply to the overall economy. It is designated as the first of two introductory courses in economics. The various topics it covers include how the economy functions as a whole, the market system, national income, business cycles, the financial system, macroeconomic theories, monetary and fiscal policy, and international trade.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1002 or math placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ECON1002 Microeconomics

This course consists of microeconomic principles and issues. Course content examines and analyzes demand and supply elasticities and efficiency of the market equilibrium. In addition, the costs of production and the four basic market models of firms’ short-run and long-run operations are discussed. Other topics covered include pricing strategies, market failures and government policies to resolve them.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1002 or math placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ECON2010 World Economic Geography

The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the economic resources at our disposal and the natural conditions under which the utilization of these resources may be achieved. Locations, characteristics, and relationships of economic activities are discussed and analyzed to permit better insight into these issues.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001 or ECON1002.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ECON2011 Intermediate Macroeconomics

This course is designed to be a comprehensive analysis of the economy as a whole. Topics covered are economic growth, unemployment, inflation, business cycles, as well as monetary and fiscal policy. An examination of economic theories of the long run and short run are also included.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001, MATH1035, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ECON2022 Intermediate Microeconomics

This course is an in-depth analysis of how individuals and firms make decisions under conditions of scarcity. Topics examined are consumer choice, demand and supply, elasticity, cost functions, market structures, profit maximization, optimal pricing, game theory and market failures.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1002, MATH1035, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ECON3030 Managerial Economics

This course introduces business students to the application of economic principles at the decision-making level in a business organization. This course demonstrates how economic concepts can be applied to decisions involving business strategy and the attainment of organizational objectives.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1002.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ECON3070 Contemporary Economic Issues

This course is a topical examination of current macroeconomic and microeconomic issues that impact the U.S. economy. Course content examines and analyzes topics such as government finance, health care, the environment, energy, poverty and welfare, social economic issues, the housing market, terrorism, casino gambling, and the stock market.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001, ECON1002.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ECON3120 Economics of Pandemics

This course takes a broad view of pandemics that includes COVID-19 and other pandemics such as AIDS, SARS and Ebola epidemics and provides an economic analysis of these crises. It compares the policy responses across the world and over time to evaluate various tradeoffs and the roles played by the private and public sector in responding to these crises. The rules of pandemic economics provide a playbook for policymakers to manage future health crises.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC5070 Disciplinary Literacy in the Secondary Classroom

Teacher candidates study the role of literacy in the teaching and learning process in the secondary classroom. They identify strategies to help their students access information, improve comprehension, and communicate effectively through reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking. Teacher candidates develop lessons with an underpinning of the Understanding by Design framework that develop the literacy abilities of their students as well as the content-specific concepts and skills of their discipline.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC5130 Foundations for Teaching and Learning

This initial course in the M.A.T. program provides students with foundational knowledge in learning theory, action research, and educational practices including the role of technology to build a broad understanding of learning and teaching in American schools today. Through course lectures, videos, readings, discussion and interactive activities, students examine a variety of issues including neurological and cultural factors that impact how students learn, characteristics of standards-based curricula, meeting the needs of diverse learners, the power of collaboration, and the purposes for formative and summative assessments. Students examine and utilize the Common Core State Standards in a data-driven school improvement project designed to give them a “big-picture” understanding of how teachers, administrators and community members use research, assessment and contextual data to inform practice and support student learning. Students examine the Rhode Island Professional Teacher Standards and the Rhode Island teacher evaluation system to support their emerging understanding of the professional, educational, legal and ethical responsibilities to students and their families.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC5145 Theoretical Foundations of Learning, Design, and Technology

This course provides a solid foundation in theories that focus on how people learn, instructional strategies that support the learner and the use of technology to enhance learning. This course also introduces students to the communication and research skills needed to prepare them for success in their graduate studies and careers.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

EDUC5170 Best Practices in Literacy Instruction

This course explores the science of reading through an instructional framework designed to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary/word study, reading fluency and reading comprehension. Students write lesson plans in each of these five areas of reading and implement lessons in class and/or field settings. Through course content and guided field experiences students learn strategies and best practices to teach reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. This course focuses on English Language Arts as an interdisciplinary and developmental process.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC5180 Curriculum Development for Culinary Arts Programs

This course introduces students to current theories and models in curriculum design in the field of culinary education. Students explore and evaluate curricula currently used in both higher education culinary programs and in high school culinary programs. During this process, students identify an area of need or of interest in the field and construct program or unit curricula to improve teaching and learning outcomes. Students identify standards, formative and summative assessment measures, instructional strategies and resources for student achievement.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5130.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC5190 Teaching Financial Literacy

Pre-service business education teachers learn various strategies for teaching secondary students the knowledge, skills and dispositions required for them to become independent adult consumers capable of making wise financial decisions for a lifetime of economic well-being. Emphasis is placed on supporting secondary students in managing their own personal finances by employing knowledge and critical thinking. Online tools and financial literacy resources are employed to research the most current data and information on personal finance topics such as savings, credit, investing, insurance, taxes, budgeting, banking and other important components of personal finance. Teacher candidates design lessons that connect to the Common Core State Standards and engage students in critical thinking, problem-solving and sound decision-making in the consumer financial enterprise. Participants observe, reflect on and implement lessons based on course content through related lab experiences.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5230.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC5230 Strategies for Teaching Business

This course provides aspiring business teachers with information and experiences that will help them develop and deliver effective instructional programs for students at the secondary level. Teacher candidates put instructional theory into practice in the areas of lesson planning, classroom instruction, management and assessment. In both class and fieldwork settings in high school classrooms, teacher candidates engage in planning, delivering and evaluating lessons, and providing feedback to support student learning in the business classroom. Discussion of readings, reflection on practice, and the use of technological advancements in the classroom setting enrich the learning experience.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5130.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC5240 Methods of Teaching Culinary Arts

This methods course provides students with the knowledge of the principles and techniques of instruction as it pertains to the experiential classroom of culinary arts. Emphasis is on long-range and daily plans, methods, tools and skills of instruction. The organization of instructional materials and supplementary materials in order to accommodate special needs and individual differences among students in today’s diversely populated secondary and post-secondary school classrooms is stressed. Participants observe, reflect on and implement lessons based on course content and through related lab experiences. Students are required to synthesize the content of the course, current research and best practices with their fieldwork experiences.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5130.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC5260 Strategies for Teaching Mathematics

This course is based on best practices in level two and level three research for delivering mathematics instruction. Value is placed on thinking, reasoning, and communicating mathematically and making connections among mathematical ideas and real-world situations. All course content is connected to teacher moves based on the Ten Principles of Thinking Mathematics and student habits of mind based on the Eight Mathematical Practices. Participants observe, reflect, write and implement lessons based on course content through related lab experiences. Participants use protocols for looking at student work. This course provides an opportunity to deepen mathematical understandings and align instructional practice to Common Core Standards and Mathematical Language Routines.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5130.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC5270 Advanced Methods of Teaching Culinary Arts

This advanced methods course is designed to expand upon the course outcomes of Methods of Teaching Culinary Arts. Students apply their knowledge of the principles and pedagogies for teaching culinary/pastry arts skills in both a lab and classroom environment. Emphasis is placed on understanding how students think, learn, communicate, and perform culinary/pastry technical skills in the experiential culinary arts classroom. Students construct a standards-based unit using a backward design framework and teach a lesson or series of lessons from their unit. Self, peer and instructor feedback is used to strengthen their teaching practice.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5240.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC5280 Strategies for Teaching Science

Pre-service teachers critically analyze and develop science curriculum that meets the needs of all learners using the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework. Teacher candidates review science content as they synthesize the Next Generation Science Standards to determine enduring understandings that are critical for real-world application. Emphasis is placed on the incorporation of the eight science and engineering practices within inquiry-based science experiences. Teacher candidates are required to demonstrate high levels of reflection to connect current research to observations in lab experiences.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6120.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC5315 Exploration of Teaching and Learning

This course examines fundamental principles, beliefs and issues in teaching and learning. Participants explore these areas of inquiry to develop a vision of effective teaching that serves as the foundation for the M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning program at Johnson & Wales University. Emphasis is on the importance of developing accomplished practice and the potential of effective teaching to support significant student learning. Various educational and instructional theories, philosophies, practices and programs are explored to evaluate their role in contributing to accomplished teaching. Emphasis is given to the critical role of research and data to guide instruction and instructional planning. Through critical analysis, coursework and reflection, participants analyze and apply these understandings to their teaching context in a "classroom as laboratory" model.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Semester Credits

EDUC5335 Culturally Responsive Teaching

This course examines the learner and his/her role in the teaching and learning equation and how the teacher can impact the learning process. The focus of the course is on the interactive nature of teaching for learning in which the teacher continuously and proactively acts to support students and their learning. A major theme of this course is knowing students as individuals and how students’ culture, backgrounds, strengths and challenges affect teaching and learning. Emphasis is also placed on knowing how students learn and the use of this knowledge to support student learning and design effective learning environments. Connecting these two threads is the essential role of the teacher to actively monitor and manage the learning environment and student learning. Through critical analysis and course work, participants analyze and apply these understandings to their teaching context to document their emerging mastery and use of strategies to support student learning.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Semester Credits

EDUC5355 Standards and Curriculum Development

This course examines the nature and roles of standards, standards-based learning, curriculum and instructional design. Emphasis is on identifying how standards support and inform student learning, the relationship between curriculum and classroom instruction, and the focus of the teacher in planning and designing effective learning experiences. An additional theme of the course is the teacher's crucial role as designer, producer, consumer and reviewer of curriculum and instruction. Through critical analysis and coursework, participants analyze and apply these understandings to their teaching context to document their emerging expertise.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5315.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Semester Credits

EDUC5375 Instructional Strategies and Resources

This course examines high quality curriculum design with emphasis on instructional strategies and resources and their impact on student learning. Strategies and resources that effective teachers use to support students and their learning are explored, such as teaching as an iterative process, and matching instructional use of strategies and resources that are based on research, best practices, content, and student needs. Emphasis is also given to the essential role of reflection and revision, as effective teachers continuously monitor and learn from their practice. Through critical analysis and coursework, participants analyze and apply these understandings to their teaching context to document their emerging expertise with the selection and use of instructional strategies and resources.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5315.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Semester Credits

EDUC5400 Using Feedback to Support Learning in Culinary Education

This course explores how assessment and resulting data are used to guide and inform instruction in the culinary classroom/kitchen. A major theme of the course is formative assessment as a tool to effectively monitor, respond to, and advance student learning. Participants examine how students think and develop skills in the culinary setting and design lessons that strategically use the formative assessment process to assess learning and guide instruction for whole class, small group and individual learners. In addition, participants explore and apply strategies that allow their students to use feedback to improve learning. Emphasis is given to the use of rubrics, grading practices and the effective use of technology strategies to assist in the process of formative assessment.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5240.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC5445 Strategic Assessment and Evaluation

Instructional designers need to be able to develop assessments and evaluations that measure learning and performance improvement of different types of learners in various settings. This course teaches students how to develop assessment and evaluation tools that benefit learners within the higher education or corporate environments. Students become familiar with assorted assessment and evaluation models, application of models, and their outcomes. Course work culminates in the completion of a performance improvement plan where students design valid, fair assessment instruments to measure performance improvement.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

EDUC6120 Assessment for Student Learning

This course explores how assessment and resulting data are used to guide and inform instruction. Students use formative assessment as a tool to effectively monitor, respond to, and develop student learning. Participants examine how students think and develop skills in their discipline and design lessons that strategically use formative assessment strategies to assess learning and guide instruction. Participants implement a lesson applying formative assessment and collaboratively reflect upon the lesson with peers in order to improve their practice. Emphasis is given to the use of rubrics, grading practices and the effective use of technology strategies to assist in the process of formative assessment.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5130.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC6230 Disciplinary Literacy in the Social Studies Classroom

This methods course is designed to provide knowledge of how to design and teach an integrated study of social sciences and the humanities to promote historical understanding and civic competence among students. Emphasis is on instruction that facilitates the teaching of social studies content, skills, concepts and disciplinary literacy through daily and long-range planning aligned with the Understanding by Design framework, and the use of research-based, best-practice methods. The course also emphasizes the tools and skills of instruction and the organization of instructional and supplementary materials in order to accommodate the special needs and individual differences among students in today’s diverse elementary school classrooms. Based on course content and collaboration with cooperating teachers, participants design a content area unit to be implemented during student teaching.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6120.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC6250 Coding, Apps, and Digital Collaborative Tools

This course provides an understanding of digital collaborative tools and emerging technology in order to create authentic learning. It introduces programming and apps for student engagement for digital learners. Students learn about these various digital technologies and how to design and infuse them into their pedagogy. Through in-class, individual, hands-on instruction and team-based experiential learning, students incorporate these innovative tools into their classrooms to create purposeful curriculum design with 21st-century tools.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5230.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC6315 Assessment and Evaluation in Education

This course examines the field of assessment, major issues and trends, and the impact of assessment on teaching and learning. Students explore the various types and purposes of assessments, and examine foundational concepts of the field, such as validity and reliability. Students look at a variety of large and small-scale assessment data and explore the use of data to inform curricular and programmatic changes.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5375.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Semester Credits

EDUC6335 Embedding Formative Assessment in Teaching Practices

This course extends and deepens understandings about the impact of assessment on teaching and learning. The course focuses on assessment as a teaching and learning strategy as opposed to simply being a matter of testing and evaluating. A major theme of the course is formative assessment as a tool to effectively monitor, respond to, and develop student learning. Emphasis is also given to the use of learning progressions, rubrics, collaboratively examining student work and the student's role in assessing their learning. Through critical analysis and coursework, participants analyze and apply these understandings to their teaching context to document their emerging concept of assessment for learning.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5375.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Semester Credits

EDUC6355 Supporting Learners in a Challenging World

This course examines the broad context of contemporary education. From issues of economic instability to the demands of college and career readiness, today’s educators must support students who arrive in the classroom facing any number of family, mental health, economic and societal issues. Each course participant takes a deep dive into one issue to determine impacts on students and learning. Research in education and related fields is used to develop recommendations to support students academically, emotionally and socially, building skills and knowledge that lead to increased grit and resiliency. Students complete a case study to put their learning into practice. Through sharing research in this learning community, course participants benefit from each other’s growing expertise.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6315.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Semester Credits

EDUC6375 Teaching: A Call to Action

This course explores the multiple and critical roles accomplished teachers engage in and fulfill to support student learning and advance the goals of the larger educational community. The focus of the course is on how and why accomplished teachers, in addition to their instructional responsibilities, must act as learners, leaders and collaborators with their colleagues, the community and students’ families to maximize learning and advance the culture of learning and teaching. In addition to examining these critical roles, participants demonstrate, share and reflect upon evidence of their emerging engagement in each. As the last course in the M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning, this course requires that degree candidates connect and synthesize learnings and central themes, which have evolved during their work in the program, to their ongoing efforts to be learners, leaders and collaborators. Through critical analysis and coursework, participants analyze and apply these understandings to their teaching context and develop a path for continuous future growth.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6315.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Semester Credits

EDUC6570 Classroom Management in the Culinary Arts

The purpose of this course is to provide pre-service culinary/baking teachers with group and individual behavior management and instructional procedures that can be used in a variety of educational environments. Course content provides both theoretical understanding and practical application of strategies aimed at creating safe, encouraging and effective learning environments. Emphasis is placed on the use of evidence-based instructional procedures rather than the content (i.e., curriculum) of instruction, behavior and program evaluation, and core management principles. Specific focus is on the unique challenges and opportunities of the culinary/baking setting.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5270.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC6610 Sustaining a Culinary Arts Program

This course is designed to prepare students to sustain culinary arts programs in secondary and postsecondary settings. Through an examination of prototypes, case studies and existing programs, students evaluate features of culinary arts programs with respect to their structure, educational quality, funding sources and marketing strategies. Emphasis is placed on how these elements are interconnected and how programs can be made more sustainable through specific strategies. Students synthesize their findings and develop a fiscally sustainable program that meets the needs of students.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5270.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC6910 Student Teaching Part 1: Elementary Education

Students in this course spend 30 school days in a supervised teaching situation at a public elementary school (grades 1–6) or middle school (grades 4–6) site. During student teaching, students plan and implement lessons and perform other related tasks under the supervision of the school site certified clinical educator, university supervisor and professional M.A.T. program staff. Through their work at the school site, students demonstrate their understanding of the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards, applicable content standards, as well as any other professional standards or guidelines in force in the field. Periodic evaluations and specific feedback guide the learning. From time-to-time, students participate in ad hoc seminars related to their student teaching experience. Note: In order to meet program requirements, students must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of this placement.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6120.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC6920 Student Teaching Part 2: Elementary Education

Students in this course continue the Student Teaching Part 1: Elementary Education placement in a supervised teaching situation at a public elementary (grades 1–6) or middle school (grades 4–6) site for an additional 30 school days. During student teaching, students plan and implement lessons and perform other related tasks under the supervision of the school site certified clinical educator, university supervisor and professional M.A.T. program staff. Through their work at the school site, students demonstrate their understanding of the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards and applicable content standards, as well as any other professional standards or guidelines in force in the field. Periodic evaluations and specific feedback guide the learning. From time-to-time, students participate in ad hoc seminars related to their student teaching experience. Note: In order to fully meet program requirements, students must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of this placement.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6910.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC6930 Student Teaching Part 1: Business Education

Students in this course spend 30 school days in a supervised teaching situation at a public secondary school site. During student teaching, students plan and implement lessons and perform other related tasks under the supervision of the school site certified clinical educator, university supervisor and professional M.A.T. program staff. Through their work at the school site, students demonstrate their understanding of the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards and applicable content standards, as well as any other professional standards or guidelines in force in the field. Periodic evaluations and specific feedback guide the learning. From time-to-time, students may participate in ad hoc seminars related to their student teaching experience. Note: In order to fully meet program requirements, students must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of this placement.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6120.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC6940 Student Teaching Part 2: Business Education

Students in this course continue the Student Teaching Part 1: Business Education placement in a supervised teaching situation at a public secondary school site for an additional 30 school days. During student teaching, students plan and implement lessons and perform other related tasks under the supervision of the school site clinical educator, university supervisor and professional M.A.T. program staff. Through their work at the school site, students demonstrate their understanding of the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards and applicable content standards, as well as any other professional standards or guidelines in force in the field. Periodic evaluations and specific feedback guide the learning. From time-to-time, students participate in ad hoc seminars related to their student teaching experience. Note: In order to fully meet program requirements, students must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of this placement.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6930.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC6950 Student Teaching Part 1: Culinary/Baking Education

Students in this course spend 30 school days in a supervised teaching situation at a public secondary school site. During student teaching, students plan and implement lessons and perform other related tasks under the supervision of the school site certified clinical educator, university supervisor and professional M.A.T. program staff. Through their work at the school site, students are required to demonstrate their understanding of the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards and applicable content standards, as well as any other professional standards or guidelines in force in the field. Periodic evaluations and specific feedback guide the learning. From time-to-time, students may participate in ad hoc seminars related to their student teaching experience. Note: In order to fully meet program requirements, students must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of this placement.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5270.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC6960 Student Teaching Part 2: Culinary/Baking Education

Students in this course continue the Student Teaching Part 1: Culinary/Baking Education placement in a supervised teaching situation at a public secondary school site for an additional 30 school days. During student teaching, students plan and implement lessons and perform other related tasks under the supervision of the school site clinical educator, university supervisor and professional M.A.T. program staff. Through their work at the school site, students demonstrate their understanding of the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards and applicable content standards, as well as any other professional standards or guidelines in force in the field. Periodic evaluations and specific feedback guide the learning. From time-to-time, students participate in ad hoc seminars related to their student teaching experience. Note: In order to fully meet program requirements, students must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of this placement.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6950.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC6970 Capstone Part 1: Culinary/Baking

Students in this course (and Part 2 of same) spend 15, 30 or 45 class days in a supervised teaching situation at Johnson & Wales University. During student teaching, students plan and implement lessons and perform other related tasks under the supervision of the JWU clinical educator, university supervisor and professional M.A.T. program staff. Through their work at the school site, students demonstrate their understanding of all applicable content standards, as well as any other professional standards or guidelines in force in the field. Periodic evaluations and specific feedback guide the learning. From time-to-time, students participate in ad hoc seminars related to their student teaching experience. In addition, along with the capstone faculty, each student designs and implements a culinary/baking curriculum capstone project that is research-based and tied to strong educational practice learned throughout the program. The scope of the project is tied to the length of the student teaching done as part of the overall capstone experience. Note: In order to fully meet program requirements, students must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of this placement.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5270.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC6980 Capstone Part 2: Culinary/Baking

Students in this course (and Part 1 of same) spend 15, 30 or 45 class days in a supervised teaching situation at Johnson & Wales University. During student teaching, students plan and implement lessons and perform other related tasks under the supervision of the JWU clinical educator, university supervisor and professional M.A.T. program staff. Through their work at the school site, students demonstrate their understanding of all applicable content standards, as well as any other professional standards or guidelines in force in the field. Periodic evaluations and specific feedback guide the learning. From time-to-time, students participate in ad hoc seminars related to their student teaching experience. In addition, along with the capstone faculty, each student designs and implements a culinary/baking curriculum capstone project that is research-based and tied to strong educational practice learned throughout the program. The scope of the project is tied to the length of the student teaching done as part of the overall capstone experience. Note: In order to fully meet program requirements, students must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of this placement.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6970.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC7004 Research I

This course prepares students to analyze, synthesize and apply research to educational issues and challenges in educational settings. Students draw on their professional experience in these settings to identify and analyze problems, formulate research questions, critique existing research, and use existing research to improve policies, programs and practices.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC7011 Strategy & Change in Elementary and Secondary Education

This course prepares students to lead change, particularly strategic and systemic change. Students develop competencies in strategic thinking and acting, developing change strategies, and facilitating innovation. This course focuses on the nature of change and the change process. Attention is given to the development of skills and strategies needed by educational leaders to challenge present practices and to create highly innovative alternatives. Students examine systems thinking and its application to education. Attention is also given to building leadership capacity to support school reform and change. The course prepares students to incorporate information technology planning into the strategic planning process.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC7021 Nature of Higher Education

This course presents an overview of the defining characteristics of higher education in the U.S. with emphasis on past and emerging trends and on the social, economic and political issues that are crucial for higher education leaders in the 21st century to recognize and understand. Strategies and skills needed to bring about constructive change are studied and applied. The spectrum of postsecondary institutions is explored with reference to students, faculty, offerings, financing, policies, and such important issues as access, affordability, student success, academic quality and completion. A variety of information sources and mechanisms is used in this exploration.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC7030 The Transformative Learning Environment in Higher Education

This course prepares students to lead reform initiatives in teaching and learning in higher education settings. The course focuses on the relationships among curriculum, instruction and assessment. Students are given opportunities to examine key issues and problems influencing teaching and learning in higher education. Students engage in action research projects that are centered on typical problems in teaching and learning confronting educational leaders.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC7004.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC7031 Organizational Theory and Behavior in Higher Education

This course focuses on organizational theory, behavior, and collegiate culture as applied to higher education settings, with special emphasis on how leaders may influence change by developing a dynamic, holistic, systems approach to understanding and facilitating the work of the organization. Using organizational culture and theory as frameworks to view organizations, the course examines the complex relationships among individuals and groups, as well as team building, decision-making, conflict resolution, strategy, policy development, and administrative management styles. Organizational development and change theories are explored with regard to traditional and evolving patterns for organizing colleges to effectively meet current and future demands.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC7004.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC7032 Organizational Theory, Behavior, and Development in Elementary and Secondary Education

This course focuses on organizational theory, behavior and culture with special emphasis on how elementary-secondary leaders can affect change. Emphasis is on understanding the frameworks (political, symbolic, human resources and structural) that affect organizations and developing a systemic approach to facilitating the work of the organization. Coursework helps leaders re-frame existing organizations and review them from a different “lens” or perspective. This course examines the complex relationships among individuals and groups as well as team building, decision-making, conflict resolution, strategy, policy development, and administrative and management styles.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC7004.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC7035 Teaching and Learning in Elementary and Secondary Education

This course prepares students to lead reform initiatives in curriculum, instruction and assessment in the K-12 educational setting. Emphasis is given to the major phases of curriculum improvement: planning, development, implementation and evaluation. Students examine issues among such topics as theories of curriculum and instruction, leadership roles and responsibilities, supervision of instruction, the impact of technology in improving teaching and learning, professional development, differentiated instruction, student assessment, standards-based curriculum, and problem/project-based learning. Students engage in an action research project that is centered on typical problems in teaching and learning confronting educational leaders.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC7004.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC8004 Research II

Research II builds upon the content and skills acquired in Research I. The course prepares students to design and conduct qualitative and quantitative research addressed to significant educational issues and challenges in education settings. Students work in these settings to create research designs, collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data, and derive/report findings and conclusions.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC7004.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC8016 Resource Planning and Management in Higher Education

This course assists doctoral students in developing the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to plan and execute sound approaches to resource decision-making and use. Authentic fiscal issues and practices in higher education are identified and potential solutions and needed changes explored. Students investigate the entire spectrum of revenues, rationales and justifications for budget requests and resource allocations, and design appropriate practices for resource management. Traditional and evolving funding sources are examined, and grant-writing strategies explored. The fusion of planning, budgeting and technology to produce better resource allocations, and oversight of those allocations, is emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC7004.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC8017 Strategic Fiscal Leadership in Elementary and Secondary Education

This course focuses on the economics, politics and administration of school finance from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Emphasis is placed on the strategic planning, policy and procedural aspects of school funding, resource allocation and school plant management. This course examines the relationship between financial management, educational leadership and organizational change. The fiscal management concepts and techniques needed by educational leaders in order to plan, control and evaluate their operations effectively are similarly examined. Students investigate how school finance, budget, business management, asset protection, and facilities planning and management are vital to the teaching and learning process.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC7004.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC8090 Leadership in Higher Education

This course builds upon the knowledge, skills and dispositions that students have acquired from their previous doctoral coursework and professional experiences to address authentic issues in higher education leadership. The approach is problem-based, context-bound and service-oriented. Through case studies, exercises and projects, students work individually and collaboratively to seek practical solutions to actual and hypothetical dilemmas in higher education. Emphasis is placed on analyzing and addressing the policy, legal and ethical aspects of issues, on seeking appropriate research paradigms, and on defining leadership roles to facilitate realistic and creative change.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC7004.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC8095 Leadership in Elementary and Secondary Education

This course examines leadership theories and models and their application to educational reform in elementary-secondary education and related community organizations. Topics addressed include: leadership styles, organizational cultures, school change strategies, leadership behaviors, leadership standards, site-based management, school culture, data-driven decision-making and shared decision-making. Students employ action research and problem-based learning approaches to conduct research on current leadership-related problems and issues.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC7004.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC8120 Family and Community Engagement in Elementary and Secondary Education

This course addresses the role of the educational leader in engaging the community in supporting the education of its children and youth. Topics focus on home and school collaboration and parent/family involvement in the education of children. Topics also include developing and maintaining relationships with businesses and higher education to promote their involvement and active participation in elementary and secondary schools. In addition, areas of community service, diversity within the community, community relations, and the schools as community centers are investigated.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC7004.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC8150 The Contemporary College Student

This course examines the intersection between the characteristics of contemporary student populations and the campus environments in which they operate – with a focus on how this intersection contributes to or detracts from their experiences and success in higher education. The course explores the ways in which higher education institutions support the students to ensure academic achievement, personal growth, persistence, and successful completion of their degree programs. The trends and changes in the demographics and characteristics of students who enroll in college are examined, along with current best practices for serving diverse student populations in all aspects of community life. Theoretical and research literature and current discourse on the college student experience from the perspective of various stakeholders are foundational to the learning. The course is guided by three questions: Who attends college today? What is each college’s responsibility to their students to ensure their success and growth? And how does each college ensure that as a result of their experiences while in college, each student becomes a productive and contributing citizen of our world?.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC7004.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC8240 Law and Policy in Elementary and Secondary Education

Students examine the relevant legal principles that affect the operation, organization and leadership of American public schools and gain knowledge about legal issues that support the use of effective and ethical engagement in leadership practices within the boundaries of constitutional, statutory and case law. Students examine the theoretical foundations (economic, political and institutional) to identify what influences, shapes and explains the development, implementation and evaluation of public policy.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC7004.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC8270 Law and Policy in Higher Education

This course examines current legal and policy issues in higher education, including policy, analysis, research and development, implementation, refinement, and monitoring mechanisms. Emphasis is placed on the use of policy as a tool for continuous improvement and development of higher education institutions and systems. The role of consultation with stakeholders in policy and regulatory development and refinement is stressed. The course emphasizes the knowledge, skills and attitudes relating to policy, the application of legal constructs and standards, and the understanding of governance structures and functions. Students learn about relevant statutory and case law for postsecondary leaders and policy makers with particular emphasis on employment, affirmative action, torts, public and private law, academic freedom, contracts, tenure, free speech, privacy rights, civil rights, due process, and student rights. Emphasis is placed on what postsecondary leaders need to know about the law and policy.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC7004.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC9005 Doctoral Dissertation I

Doctoral Dissertation I provides guidance and practical support for doctoral candidates in the initial phases of the dissertation project with emphasis on refining the problem of practice and grounding the study; developing a dissertation proposal; submitting an application to the JWU Institutional Review Board (IRB) for permission to conduct the study; completing the ELP External Review Process; completing any other ethical research practices and protocols in accordance with the protection of human subjects and informed consent procedures; piloting instruments for data collection; conducting data collection for the approved study; transforming the dissertation proposal into chapters 1 and 3 for the dissertation; and outlining/developing the literature review (chapter 2) for the dissertation. Workshops are provided on special topics related to data collection, instrument design and sampling strategies, as well as scholarly writing support and APA formatting/guidelines sessions.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all required coursework at the 7000 and 8000 levels, passing score on Comprehensive Assessment.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC9010 Doctoral Dissertation II

Doctoral Dissertation II provides guidance and practical support for doctoral candidates in the final phases of the dissertation with emphasis on data collection, analysis, and presentation of the study findings, conclusions and recommendations. Workshops are provided on special topics related to data collection, instrument design, data analysis, as well as scholarly writing support and APA formatting/guidelines sessions.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all required coursework at the 7000 and 8000 levels, passing score on Comprehensive Assessment.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC9011 Doctoral Dissertation Advisement

This noncredit-bearing course is provided to students after the third year to provide ongoing dissertation advisement and continuous enrollment.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all required coursework at the 7000 and 8000 levels, passing score on Comprehensive Assessment.
Offered at Providence
0 Semester Credits

EMGT5005 New Product Development

The focus of this course comprises the factors to be considered when developing new products and/or technologies. Topics include the development of new product strategy and policy, product market strategies and market research, application of new product development processes, product development tools and metrics, and organizational issues associated with the product development process. Case studies are utilized to examine the five key phases in the NPD process, opportunity identification/selection, concept generation, concept/project evaluation, development and launch. Emphasis is placed on the role the product development/engineering manager has in leading product strategy and product development teams in the NPD process.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

EMGT5010 Engineering Leadership & Innovation Management

The concepts, theory and practice in engineering leadership are introduced. Topics introduced and examined are team building, communication, leadership styles, ethical behavior, conflict resolution, and managing change as they apply in technical settings within a global business environment. Strategies to develop effective teams to achieve optimum results are examined. Methods for developing effective written and oral communication for product or process proposals are covered. Leading innovation and developing and managing creativity in the engineering design and development process is explored.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

EMGT5020 Economics & Finance for Engineering Management

This course is a survey of material relevant to financial decision-making for engineering management. Topics presented include financial statements, the budgeting process, financial forecasting, and economic planning for future growth or decline. The course introduces economic models and methods used in the analysis of decision-making by engineering managers.
Prerequisite(s): DATA5100.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

EMGT6010 Engineering Decision Management and Risk Analysis

This course covers the fundamentals of decision analysis and risk management with applications in engineering. Emphasis is placed on quantitative and qualitative tools (such as MS Excel Solver, Analytic Solver Platform, and decision trees). This course introduces decision modeling techniques by focusing on the development and analysis of models for a variety of engineering management problems and includes elements of decision problems and organizational use of decision analysis.
Prerequisite(s): DATA5100, EMGT5020.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

EMGT6020 Engineering Management Capstone

The engineering management capstone is a team-based multidisciplinary project that addresses an engineering management problem. The project requires the integration of principles, theories, methods and tools utilized and presented in the engineering management program coursework. Students analyze, synthesize and evaluate learned knowledge and create deliverables which include a written report and oral presentation to support the solution to the project problem.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of 12 credits of Engineering Management courses.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

ENG0001 Writing Workshop

Students are assigned to this course based on a placement test given prior to registering for ENG1020. In this course, taken in conjunction with ENG1020, students review focus, purpose, development and conventions to successfully respond to an on-demand writing prompt.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
0 Semester Credits

ENG1020 Rhetoric & Composition I

This course introduces students to the skills required for college-level expository writing: critical reading, analysis, evaluation and synthesis. While gaining an understanding of college-level rhetorical theory, critical thinking and composing, students apply appropriate strategies and techniques to a variety of written communication tasks. A process approach empowers students to become flexible thinkers and problem solvers. Class work includes active participation in group discussion and peer critique workshops. Course requirements include several multi-phase composition projects (with significant work on planning, revising and editing) and a final reflective analytical essay exam.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 with concurrency or placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II

Building on the strategies of rhetoric and composition introduced in ENG1020, students work both individually and collaboratively to create more complex and rhetorically advanced compositions. Students participate in writing workshops enabling them to engage critically with scholarly texts for problem-solving and to consider diverse rhetorical situations when composing academic and non-academic original works. Course requirements combine several multi-phase individual and collaborative composition projects.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG1024 Honors Composition: Writing in the Academy

This Honors composition course introduces students to academic writing by exposing them to various discipline-specific ways of knowing, all of which stress critical thinking, research skills and the writing process. Students gain access to multiple perspectives on issues that cut across the curriculum, allowing them to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate these issues in ways that promote academic rigor, readiness for success throughout their academic program, and the skills critical to writing an engaging Honors Thesis. Students will write summaries and analyses of individual readings, expositions of interdisciplinary approaches, and a proposal for a project that comprises an academic research paper and oral presentation.
Prerequisite(s): Honors status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse

This advanced course in composition and communications builds on the skills developed in Honors Composition: Writing in the Academy (ENG1024) by introducing the element of civic discourse into academic writing in the disciplines. Having studied the conventions of academic writing in multiple disciplines, students now consider issues from the perspective of citizen-scholars. They examine controversial issues in the public sphere by studying rhetorical strategies of persuasion, and determining how classical rhetorical theories inform current socio/political debates. Students are required to participate in these debates as writers, researchers, and public speakers who can make effective persuasive arguments. The culminating assignment is a research/persuasive project comprised of an academic paper and a multimedia campaign.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1024 or English placement, honors status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG1030 Communication Skills

This introductory course focuses on communication skills essential to career and personal success. Emphasis is placed upon awareness of and adaptation to the audience, ethical responsibility and cultural diversity. Students progress in gradual stages, gaining an understanding of the communication process along with confidence and experience in numerous speaking, listening and small group interactions.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG2010 Introduction to Technical Communication

Commonly defined as workplace communication that enables people to make decisions and perform tasks, technical communication spans a broad range of fields in which individuals and teams create a range of compositions including reports, proposals and instructions for a variety of audiences, purposes and circumstances. In this introductory course, students combine individual and collaborative work to advance their skill in analyzing rhetorical situations to enable planning and executing compositions for a variety of workplace audiences, purposes, and circumstances for delivery in multiple media.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG2030 Newswriting

This course provides students with a practical overview of basic news and feature writing for a variety of fields. Emphasis is placed on the role of journalists in contemporary society, soft and hard news, editorials, leads, the inverted pyramid, accurate interview quotes, ethics and AP style, among other topics.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG2100 Introduction to Linguistics

This course provides an introduction to linguistics, the scientific study of language. Students gain an understanding of the core areas of linguistics including morphology, phonetics and phonology, syntax and semantics. Students explore the components of grammar and how to characterize language and become familiar with linguistic research.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG2135 Honors Seminar: Voice to Power — Public Speaking and Civic Responsibility

This course focuses on developing oral and written communication skills in the context of civic communication and communication in the public sphere. Students not only learn oral communication skills involving diction, body language, audience awareness and delivery, but also demonstrate understanding of rhetorical theory and analysis. Using memorable speeches from history and the current day, students identify the rhetorical strategies used and learn how to apply these skills to their own public speaking. Emphasis is on informative and persuasive speaking occasions and on learning from successful public speakers of past and present.
Prerequisite(s): Honors or SHARP status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG2401 Creative Writing

This course offers students the opportunity to practice various forms of expressive writing. Students study models and learn techniques for writing effective poetry and prose. Instructors may also incorporate drama into the course work. Most of the daily class periods consist of discussion, lecture, in-class writing and workshops of student writing.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG3010 Technical Editing

This course prepares students for the responsibilities of an editor of common technical documents such as manuals/instructions, websites, reports or proposals delivered in print or online. Topics include copyediting, substantive (comprehensive) editing, and document design for final production. The principle of contextual editing for a range of purposes and audiences is emphasized, as well as the role of the editor as a team member in organizational settings. The student's command of grammar, sentence construction, and style is advanced and refined.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, ENG2010 or ENG2030.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG3016 Advanced Business Communication

This course prepares students to perform high-stakes written and oral communication tasks in organizational or entrepreneurial settings in a 21st-century global economy. Building on skills introduced in earlier composition and communication courses, students plan, compose and deliver documents and presentations for a diverse range of external and internal audiences. The course requires the highest level of professionalism not only in producing quality documents but also in interacting with external and in-house contacts.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, ENG1030.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG3030 Food Writing

This course provides students with an opportunity to concentrate on food writing for cookbooks, magazines, newspapers and websites. In addition to becoming familiar with the genre, students are introduced to the protocol for getting published. Students learn how to develop and compose food features and restaurant reviews, as well as construct and edit recipes. Interview techniques, query letters and tailoring work to various publications are also taught.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG3050 Travel Writing

This course provides students with an opportunity to concentrate on travel writing for books, magazines, newspapers and websites. In addition to becoming familiar with the genre, they are introduced to the protocol for getting published. Students learn how to develop and compose travel features and guidebook entries. Interview techniques, query letters, and tailoring work to various publications are also taught.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, sophomore status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG3130 Sports Writing

This course provides students with the opportunity to pursue the evolving world of sports writing. Students explore the history of sports writing from its early days to its current incarnation. Students study the masters, past and present, and then produce their own articles in print and online. The course further covers the genre's societal significance and how new media have changed coverage. Course work includes lectures, writing workshops and critiques.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG3150 Fashion Writing

This course allows students to delve into the unique world of fashion writing, focusing both on the history and practice as they learn to craft compelling prose. Students explore past and current coverage, honing their journalism and multimedia skills, including blogging, photography and video. This course further examines the genre's role in popular culture and its commercial aspects. Course work includes lectures, writing workshops and critiques.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG3210 Food Media Presentation Skills

This course provides students the opportunity to develop media performance skills, specifically related to the culinary field, to effectively disseminate information and educate food and beverage consumers in the 21st century. Students are introduced to various forms of digital food media communication by analyzing and critiquing existing audio-visual media. Students also learn and practice food styling, writing and audio-visual performance techniques and are instructed in the creative and technical aspects of food media. This course affords students the opportunity to practice a variety of communication skills, including written communication (encompassing grammatical and organizational skills), oral communication (including content delivery, vocal dynamics and body language) and technical skills (including creating blogs and performing podcasts and video segments).
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, ENG1030.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG3300 Literary Editing and Publishing

This course combines the study of contemporary literary publishing and the practical skills of magazine production in literary creative arts. This course is a production class with the aim of producing a publication for public distribution, either hard-copy or electronically via a website or blog, thus providing students with the practical experience of producing a journal for a real-world audience that exists beyond the classroom. Focus is on improving students' artistic appreciation of writing, art and/or photography. Students are exposed to all levels of the editorial process with special attention given to soliciting and reviewing submissions of poetry, fiction, drama, creative essays and art; fundamentals of style; copy editing; proofreading; and the principles and practices of design. Additional benefits include experience in teamwork, project leadership, communications, analysis of literature and art, marketing, and technology. Students learn to use software such as Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop, or make use of other online platforms to analyze noteworthy print and digital literary journals as their texts for the course.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG4530 Advanced Food Writing: The Food Memoir

This advanced course introduces students to food memoirs for discussion, analysis and evaluation. Students examine the relationship of food to a number of relevant issues (culture, history, politics, family) as described in the food memoir and write about their own food memories and experiences, exploring how those memories and experiences reflect and comment upon culture, society and contemporary issues.
Prerequisite(s): ENG2401 or ENG3030.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENG4602 Advanced Nonfiction Writing Workshop

This course allows students to develop their habits and skills as critical readers and writers, reading extensively in contemporary nonfiction and writing in a variety of forms. This course is a writing workshop, requiring the production of polished prose for most class meetings, and a continuation of developing the ability to analyze nonfiction prose of all types. Working in a variety of forms, students refine their ability to consider the relationship between form, purpose and audience; working through a number of drafts, students further develop their skills as critical readers and thoughtful, careful writers.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN1015 Introduction to Engineering

This first-year engineering course is designed as an introduction to engineering and the techniques and tools used in solving engineering problems. The engineering design process is utilized in the development of solutions to problems. Data analysis, formula construction and graphing techniques are developed through the use of software applications. Programming in MATLAB and Python are included. Individual as well as team problem-solving activities are required with written technical documentation. The nature of engineering ethics and professional responsibility are discussed and the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context are addressed.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN2001 Digital Logic Design

This course focuses on the fundamental theory of combinational and sequential logic, including the analysis and design of digital circuits. Topics include numbering systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, minimization of logic functions, timing diagrams, flip-flops, finite state diagrams, counters and registers. This course includes the use of FPGA software and tools for minimization, simulation, and schematic capture of combinational and sequential digital circuits.
Offered at Providence
4 Semester Credits

ENGN2009 C Programming for Engineering

This programming course teaches students the fundamental principles of programming and using the C programming language to solve engineering problems. Students are familiarized with the process of design and development of computer programs to solve engineering problems using standard strategies and techniques used in industry. Topics covered include how programs are structured, how arrays and strings are processed, and how files are manipulated. Students gain experience with industry-specific hardware to interface with their programs.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN1015.
Offered at Providence
4 Semester Credits

ENGN2020 Transform Methods for Engineering

This course covers the time and frequency analysis of linear systems involving Fourier series, the Fourier and Laplace transforms. Transfer function analysis and synthesis principles are developed and placed into application settings. The role of the Laplace transform in network analysis including steady-state AC analysis is addressed. Equivalent state space models are developed.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2101, ENGN2102, MATH2040.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN2025 Mechanics I: Statics

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of engineering mechanics. Topics include terminology, two and three dimensional force systems, determination of the resultant force of force systems, analysis of coplanar systems in equilibrium, centroids, and moments of inertia and friction.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1040 (or concurrent), ((PHY1011 and PHY1016) or (PHY2011 and PHY2016)).
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN2035 Programmable Logic Controllers

This course is an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs). It focuses on how PLCs perform process control and motor control functions. Topics include PLC architecture, working principles, programming techniques, ladder logic programming, data manipulation, data highway, and various input/output modules and their interface for actuation signal control.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2101, ENGN2102.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN2062 Artificial Intelligence

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of artificial intelligence, including some applications. The course first introduces the different methods of representing knowledge and inference methods. It is then followed by the study of rule based expert system, fuzzy expert systems and artificial neural networks. There is also a brief introduction to the area of evolutionary computation and genetic programming. Basic method of shape recognition and classifiers may be discussed. Some probability theory and Bayesian analysis are also covered in the course.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1020 or CSIS1101 or ENGN2009, MATH1030 (or higher).
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN2085 Introduction to Embedded Systems

This is an introductory project-oriented design course in embedded systems. Topics include embedded system architectures, memory systems and managements, sensors integrations, power managements, software development tools and platforms, and real-time operating systems.
Prerequisite(s): (ENGN2009 and ENGN2014 (or concurrent)) or (CSIS2023 and ENGN2014 (or concurrent)) or (CSIS2023 and CYB2010 (or concurrent)) or (ENGN2009 and ENGN2205 (or concurrent)).
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN2101 Linear Circuit Theory

This course provides a firm foundation in DC and AC circuit analysis. Emphasis is upon the understanding and application of Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Current Laws in RC, RL and RLC circuits. Methods of linear systems analysis are introduced including Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems and the superposition principle. The use of complex numbers and phasor analysis are used to analyze AC passive network circuits. The concepts of maximum power transfer, resonance and passive filters are also covered. Developing an ability to solve engineering problems to design, implement and test circuits to meet design specifications is a focus of the course.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1040 (or concurrent), Corequisite: ENGN2102.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN2102 Linear Circuit Theory Lab

The course includes laboratory project activities requiring design, simulation, implementation, measurement and testing of circuits to meet design specifications. Labs are designed to reinforce concepts discussed in ENGN2101 Linear Circuit Theory.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1040 (or concurrent), Corequisite: ENGN2101.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

ENGN2205 Microcontrollers

This course covers introductory and advanced topics in microcontrollers. Topics covered include microcontroller architecture, assembly instruction set, machine code, assembly and high level programming, subroutines, interrupts, basic microcontroller peripherals and co-processors. Various memory technologies and basic memory design for microcontrollers, the interdependence of hardware and software, input/output, and microcontroller applications development tools and platforms are studied.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2001, ENGN2009.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN3005 Operational Amplifiers and Linear Circuits

This course focuses on the characteristics and application of operational amplifiers (OpAmps) The principles of feedback, open and closed loop operation, and inverting and non-inverting operation of operational amplifiers are explored as is the linear and non-linear operation of the OpAmp. Applications utilizing op-amps including its use as an integrator, differentiator, comparator and active filters are also included. Laboratory projects, both hands-on and simulation, are integrated to reinforce the theory presented in lecture with practical applications to determine device/component performance and operating conditions.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2101, ENGN2102, MATH2040.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN3022 Digital Image Processing

This course introduces the basic elements of digital image processing. Emphasis is placed on the applications and practical aspects of digital image processing as well as their mathematical formulations and theory. This course involves intensive hands-on computer lab work using modern programming languages and packages. Topics in the course focus on image formations, image processing, image manipulation, and detection.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1101 or ENGN2009, MATH1030 (or higher).
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN3025 Mechanics II: Dynamics

This course introduces the fundamental concepts in kinematics and dynamics that are necessary to understand and analyze mechanisms and machines. Newtonian mechanics including kinematics and kinetics principles of rigid-body dynamics are introduced. Emphasis is on the analysis of bodies in plane motion.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2025, MATH1040 (or concurrent), ((PHY1011 and PHY1016) or (PHY2011 and PHY2016)).
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN3045 Electricity & Magnetism

This course is a study of the laws of electromagnetism including electrostatics, magnetostatics and electrodynamics. Maxwell’s equations and the mathematical foundations of vector analysis are presented. The course also covers the basic topics in electronic communication: basic principles of antenna, signal transmission and reception; methods of modulations (AM, FM, PM, including DSB and SSB); and spectrum analysis of each method.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2101, ENGN2102, MATH2043, PHY2022, PHY2026.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN3053 Strength of Materials

Introduction to the fundamental principles of strength, stiffness, and stability as they apply to mechanical components.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2025, MATH1040.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN3077 Fluid Mechanics

This course is an introduction to topics in fluid mechanics. Topics include pressure, fluid kinematics, control volume analysis, dimensional analysis, differential analysis, and fluid flow inside piping.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN3025, MATH2040, ((PHY1011 and PHY1016) or (PHY2011 and PHY2016))
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN3100 Parametric Engineering Design

This course explores the relationship between 2D representational drawings and 3D virtual and physical objects. Multi-view representation standards and techniques are presented and implemented through practice of traditional hand drawing. Parametric modeling software is employed to create virtual parts and assemblies from these drawings. Open-ended design problems are accomplished by utilizing multiple materials and methods of rapid prototyping, including laser cutting and 3D printing.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN3150 Solid State Devices

This course focuses on the characteristics and application of semiconductor devices in circuit design. The terminology, symbols, and applications of switching and rectifier diodes, Zener diodes, bipolar (BJT) transistors and Field effect (FET) transistors are examined. Circuit applications of power supplies, voltage regulation, small-signal amplifiers and power amplifiers are included.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2101, ENGN2102, MATH1040, Corequisite: ENGN3151.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN3151 Solid State Devices Lab

This course includes laboratory project activities requiring design, simulation, implementation, measurement and testing of circuits to meet design specifications. Labs are designed to reinforce concepts discussed in Solid State Devices, ENGN3150.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2101, ENGN2102, MATH1040, Corequisite: ENGN3150.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

ENGN3180 Microelectronics Design

This is a project-oriented design course. Topics covered include contemporary design methodologies, prototyping platforms, programmable devices, hardware description language, as well as design, verification, realizations of digital systems and their building blocks. This course also covers the process of development and prototyping of electronic systems starting from problem statement to final fabrication at system and board level.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2085, ENGN2014 or ENGN2205.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN3302 Robotics

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and applications of robotics including the supporting disciplines of mechanics, motors, microprocessors, and the use of various sensors in robotic systems. Real-time programming and theoretical analysis of electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic servo control systems are covered as well as the theory and application of various sensors such as proximity, light, infrared, ultrasonic and vision. Students utilize microprocessor and microcontroller interfacing and engineering problem-solving skills in the creation of robotic projects in the course. Other topics of discussion and analysis include industrial applications in areas of automotive, semiconductor manufacturing, medical and aerospace.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS2023 or CSIS2050 or ENGN2009.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN3303 Industrial Robotics

This course includes an introduction to industrial robots, work cell integration, and manufacturing concepts with an emphasis on the implementation of Lean Manufacturing through design, integration and operation. Students explore how assembly line robots integrate into industrial production and how communications among Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, sensors, and pneumatic devices combine to make work cells. Simulated exercises and demonstrations reinforce the theory presented in lecture with practical applications.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2101, ENGN2102, ENGN3302.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN3355 Mechatronics

This course introduces students to designing mechatronic systems. Topics include design of circuits with passive and active elements, communication between user interfaces and microcontrollers, integration of sensors and actuators, and control systems.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2009, ENGN2035, ENGN2205.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN4010 Configuration Management

This course is an introduction to Configuration Management (CM) as a solution to engineering problems. Students are introduced to project management, change orders, documentation revision, product and project flow processes. Applications of CM are applied to the private corporate sector as well as to government agencies.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN4030 Digital Signal Processing

This course involves the study of Fourier analysis for discrete-time and continuous-time signals and systems, difference equation, Z-transforms, digital filter structures and transfer functions. Analysis of sampling and aliasing effects are also presented with design algorithms for IIR and FIR Digital filters. Digital signal processing functions are also discussed. In addition, the course covers selected, basic concepts in electronic communications such as the electromagnetic spectrum, modulation and demodulation, and transmission and reception of signals.
Prerequisite(s): MATH2001 or MATH2010, MATH2043.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN4075 Robotics & Automation I

This course introduces students to the concepts and applications of robotics and automation. The study of robotics includes the supporting disciplines of mechanics, motors, microcontrollers, various sensors and artificial intelligence. The course covers the concepts of work envelope, real-time programming, and the theory of electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic servo control systems. Also, the theory and application of various sensors including temperature, proximity, ultrasonic and vision sensors, the use of microcontrollers, microcontroller interfacing, and artificial intelligence in robotic systems are addressed. Concepts in automation are covered, including manufacturing systems and elements in work cell.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN3350 or ENGN3355.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN4080 Robotics & Automation II

This is a design course incorporating the material studied in the areas of mechatronics, artificial intelligence and computer vision. The course integrates areas of knowledge in microcontroller interface for data acquisition of discrete, digital and analog data, robot kinematics, sensor design and sensor interfacing, communication, basic concepts in navigation and real-time programming.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN4075.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN4140 Capstone Design I

This is the first design course in a two-course capstone design sequence. This is a project-oriented course in which engineering students participate as a member of an engineering design team to apply engineering principles acquired through their academic and project experiences to complete a project plan for a design project. The design project includes real-world constraints, engineering standards and codes, and the implementation of various hardware and software engineering and/or other science disciplines. Team members employ various interpersonal and research skills in executing the project plan which includes considerations for social, environmental, global impact, and other relevant factors. Student teams demonstrate proof of concept and prepare and deliver a written and oral presentation on the design proposal. Student teams work closely with faculty to regularly assess the progress of the project through interim reporting.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN3180, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN4145 Capstone Design II

This is the second design course in a two-course capstone design sequence. This course is a continuation of ENGN4140. This is a project-oriented course in which engineering students participate as a member of an engineering design team to apply engineering principles acquired through their academic and project experiences in the implementation and materialization of the design project and the building of a prototype. Student teams focus on various engineering tasks while executing project activities, including design of digital intellectual property for embedded systems, hardware and software design testing, implementation, validation, reviewing, refining, and demonstration of the results of project activities. Student teams document their final design solution (which includes real-world constraints, engineering standards and codes) in a written report and make a final oral presentation where they demonstrate a functional prototype. Student teams work closely with faculty to regularly assess the progress of the design project through interim reporting.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN4140.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENTR2001 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This is an introductory course in entrepreneurship. The course demonstrates how entrepreneurs recognize business opportunities, develop ideas and identify markets. Students experiment with different methods of opportunity identification and ideation. Special focus is given to the application of design thinking to solve everyday problems. Students use this course to identify several alternative business ideas, assess their feasibility and choose the idea they wish to develop throughout their entrepreneurship studies. Students identify resources within and outside the university to help with their business development.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENTR2005 Introduction to Cannabis Entrepreneurship

This is an introductory course in entrepreneurship with a focus on the legal cannabis industry. The course demonstrates how entrepreneurs recognize business opportunities, develop ideas and identify potential gaps within the fast growing cannabis industry. Students experiment with different methods of opportunity identification and ideation. Special focus is given to identifying niches within the evolving market and developing scalable product lines. Students use this course to identify several alternative business ideas, assess their feasibility and choose the idea they wish to develop throughout their entrepreneurship studies. Students identify and engage with resources within and outside the university to help with their business development.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENTR2030 Pitching & Planning New Ventures

This course teaches students how to develop and present a business plan to pursue the opportunities they identified in ENTR2001 or ENTR2005. Students conduct a business plan canvas to gather information and validate their ideas. Students utilize a web-based business-planning platform to help them organize and format their plans in a professional manner. Students prepare an executive summary, a 30-second elevator pitch and short presentation to “sell” their business concept to investors.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2001 or ENTR2005.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENTR3015 Small Business Management

This course helps students put their business ideas into action by developing an operations plan and project schedule for new and existing small business owners. Classroom study focuses on the foundational aspects of running a new or existing small business, looking at operational, legal, risk management, and human resource issues throughout the start-up phase and the first few years of a business. Finance and Marketing issues are briefly addressed but will be studied in-depth in other courses. Project work focuses on drafting a project plan, and classroom learning is incorporated into the plan. Case studies that highlight the various challenges faced by new and existing small businesses are analyzed and discussed and creative problem solving is encouraged.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENTR3025 Growth and Sustainability for Small Business

This course covers the different methods emerging companies use to expand nationally and internationally. Emphasis is on the use of each strategy to accomplish growth and sustainability objectives and initiatives. Topics include methods for growing an emerging company, evaluating franchising systems, expansion tactics for small and large corporations, careers in emerging companies, and financing the expansion of a company. This course is relevant for any student interested in working as a change agent in an established company or starting and/or expanding his or her own company.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2030 or ENTR3015.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENTR3030 Marketing for Entrepreneurs

This course teaches future entrepreneurs how to market products and services effectively with limited resources. Entrepreneurs need to market to all constituents including customers, suppliers, lenders/investors and the community in which they operate. Students learn to interview potential customers, select their target market, construct basic web sites and social media pages and analyze marketing results. Special focus is placed on helping entrepreneurs build their brand.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2030 or ENTR3015.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENTR3060 Financing New Ventures

This course covers the financing of new business ventures. In this course students develop the financial portion of a business plan to include revenue estimates, expense projections, and an evaluation of their break-even point. Students construct professional Pro-Forma financial documents including the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and projected cash flows. This is followed by a comparison of debt and equity financing options. Upon evaluation of the alternatives students recommend a financing plan for their business.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2030.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENTR3120 Small Business Management — Cannabis Operations

This course helps students put their cannabis business ideas into action by developing an operations plan and project schedule for new and evolving businesses. Classroom study focuses on the foundational aspects of running a new or evolving small business, looking at operational, legal, financial risk management, and human resource issues throughout the startup phase and the first few years of a new business in an emerging industry. Cannabis industry specific issues pertaining to finance and marketing are addressed and studied in-depth. Semester project work focuses on drafting a cannabis centered business plan, and classroom learning incrementally incorporates current cannabis industry issues into the plan. Case studies that highlight the various challenges faced by new and evolving small cannabis businesses are analyzed and discussed and creative problem solving is guided by the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2005.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENTR4010 Change and Innovation Management

This course explores the process of change and innovation as it relates to the development and implementation of knowledge to improve organizational competencies and enhance business performance. Change, both incremental and disruptive, is related to innovation through the analysis of its effect on the organization's ecosystem to include its customers, employees, suppliers, etc. Topics include knowledge as a meaningful resource and competitive advantage; the innovation gate process; the difference between a knowledge creation organization and an information processing one; change as an instrument of innovation; and the various concepts and strategies of change to include Lewin's Three Step Theory, Lippett's Phases of Change Theory and the Disruptive Innovation Theory.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2030 or ENTR3015.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENTR4055 Entrepreneurship Seminar

In this Entrepreneurship capstone course, students are required to synthesize knowledge gained from previous coursework to finalize their business plan and prepare to launch their businesses. Students finalize their business plans, prepare to pursue financing for the businesses, and either launch their business, create an MVP (Minimally Viable Product) of their business, or run a meaningful market test in this course. It is a hands-on, action-focused course that enables students to make final preparations to launch their business upon graduation.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2030 or ENTR3015 or ENTR3060.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN1001 Introduction to Equine Studies

This course covers a wide range of topics important to the fundamental understanding of the horse industry. Topics include the evolution, history and development of the horse; modern breeds and their current uses in sport; and equine identification. The roles of the psychology of the horse, learning theory, and equine behavior as they relate to the ethical training of the horse are explored. Students identify their personal and professional goals as they relate to careers in the equine industry.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: EQN1006.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN1006 Introduction to Equine Studies Laboratory

This laboratory companion course, coordinated with EQN1001, develops skills in barn management, including barn safety, basic horse handling and care, feeding practices, grooming, stall maintenance, waste management, and taking vital signs. Managerial skills in organizing and developing horse care schedules and records are explored. Students observe learning theories, how horses learn, and ethical training methods to shape horse behavior and performance in relation to stabled horses. Students work at a variety of off-campus sites during this course.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: EQN1001.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

EQN1030 Equine Anatomy and Physiology

This course examines the structure and functions of the horse’s body. Anatomy and physiology of cell, tissue, organ and systemic body structures are explored. Emphasis is placed on the musculoskeletal, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, immune, digestive and urinary systems. Exercise physiology and the scientific conditioning of the horse for sports activities are studied with particular attention to sports medicine and the prevention of stress and injury of equine athletes.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN1410 Collegiate Horseback Riding

This course allows students to learn the fundamental skills and improve upon existing skills in the student’s chosen horseback riding discipline, according to individual interest or background. The course consists of a minimum of 15 weekly horseback riding lessons at an approved/partner facility within the semester with concurrent registration in this course. Students choose from partner facilities offered through the Experiential Education and Career Services online platform and are responsible for fees paid to the partner for services. Weekly journals and reading are available on the ulearn course page. Through reflective assignments, students gain insight regarding their own riding.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

EQN2000 Equine Diseases and Conditions

This course develops knowledge of the common diseases and disorders of the horse. Identification of disease-producing organisms, signs of illness along with knowledge of vaccination and common disease prevention schedules prepare the student to recognize and prevent health problems. Common pharmaceuticals, emergency health care, parasitology and anthelmintic programs are studied.
Prerequisite(s): EQN1030 or (EQN2020 and EQN2025).
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN2001 Foundations of Horsemanship and Riding Theory

This course studies the history and development of horsemanship and classical modern riding theories. The early domestication and utilization of the horse is studied along with the development of horsemanship and riding theory from Xenophon through Caprilli. Modern classical horsemanship is studied including the biomechanics of the rider in a variety of disciplines. Competition regulations from the U.S. Equestrian Federation are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): EQN1001.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN2030 Equine Lameness and Sports Therapy Laboratory

This laboratory course introduces students to techniques and equipment used in assessing equine soundness and to methods and modalities of first aid, lameness management, and injury prevention. Skills essential to prevention, recognition and treatment of common unsoundness and blemishes are introduced and applied. Students practice lameness recognition and assessment as well as equine first aid techniques. Current therapeutic modalities are explored through demonstrations and discussions.
Prerequisite(s): EQN1030.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

EQN3001 Methods of Horseback Riding Instruction

This course prepares students to teach beginner and intermediate riders. Topics of discussion include the selection of school horses, qualities of an instructor, control of the ride, rider and horse safety, and constructing lesson plans. Topics cover flat and jumping lessons. Students develop lesson plans for various levels of riders and implement these plans with practice teaching sessions. The role of therapeutic riding in the equine industry is discussed. Students further develop observational and critical thinking skills by attending relevant clinics.
Prerequisite(s): EQN2001.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN3010 Equine Reproduction and Genetics

This course is an advanced-level course in equine reproductive physiology and breeding management. Topics include the anatomy and physiology of the stallion's and mare's reproductive systems, conception, gestation, the birth process and care of the healthy and compromised neonatal foal. Techniques in artificial insemination, semen shipment and embryo transfer are studied. Field trips enable students to observe breeding and management techniques at selected farms and specialty reproduction veterinary clinics. Genetic inheritance of coat color and abnormalities pertinent to the horse breeding industry are studied.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN3025 Equine Nutrition

This course studies the science and art of feeding horses. Digestive anatomy and physiology are discussed and dietary requirements of both healthy and compromised horses analyzed. Hay evaluation, types of concentrates and by-product feeds are discussed. Students produce a ration formulation project for horses with various nutrient requirements.
Prerequisite(s): (EQN1001, EQN2020, EQN2025) or EQN1030.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN3030 Equine Competition Management and Course Design

This course covers the management of horse shows from selection of sites and types of shows to implementation of the general rules as outlined in the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Rule Book. Students develop a management plan for a competition from a division in the USEF Rule Book and actively participate in running a show, including facility preparation, development of a prize list, scheduling, scoring, and running a dressage and jumping competition. Weekend laboratories are scheduled to assist at competitions.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN3040 Sport Horse Evaluation and Judging

This course covers the relationship of form to function in the horse. Judging sport horses in hand with respect to conformation and movement is a major area of concentration. A competitive judging format is utilized to place classes of horses and provide written justifications. Performance horse judging emphasizes the basic gaits of the dressage horse and analysis of jumping technique. Ethical business practices of horse sales are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): (EQN1020, EQN1025, EQN2000) or EQN1030.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN3280 Introduction to Equine-Assisted Services

This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of Equine-Assisted Services (EAS). The history of the use of equines for therapeutic purposes is explored and current studies performed within the industry are examined. Ethics and confidentiality as well as standards for a variety of equine therapeutic programs and instructors are discussed. Volunteering and observing classes at a therapeutic riding, hippotherapy and/or equine facilitated learning center throughout the course provide students with firsthand experience and insight into the field of therapeutic horsemanship.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN3290 Application of Equine-Assisted Services

This course focuses on concepts and skills essential to teaching individuals with disabilities in professional Equine-Assisted Services (EAS) programming. Students explore teaching techniques and strategies based on the content learned in Introduction to EAS. Students create detailed lesson plans and assessment forms. The selection of therapy horses and equipment is examined and facility, volunteer and risk management are discussed. Students gain experience by observing therapeutic sessions and volunteering at therapeutic riding, hippotherapy and/or equine facilitated learning centers throughout the course.
Prerequisite(s): EQN3280.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN3350 Equine Facility Design and Operation Management

This course covers a wide range of topics important to developing and managing an equine facility and maintaining a horse herd. Equestrian facility designs are analyzed and developed for efficient layout. Students create an operations plan based on the facility designed. The relationship between facility design, management practices, and their impact on environmental issues is explored.
Prerequisite(s): EQN2000.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN4050 Horse Farm Management and Business Planning

This course emphasizes the business aspects of managing a horse farm and includes such topics as personnel, contracts, taxes, insurance, marketing and record-keeping. Horse equipment and services are discussed as they relate to management efficiency and environmental sustainability. Students participate in an extensive individual project on the development of an equine business plan.
Prerequisite(s): EQN3350, FIT1040.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN4087 Equine International Experience

This course is designed to allow students to pursue advanced work in the equestrian discipline in an international setting. Students study at a selected host equestrian center in Germany to develop their riding skills using the world-renowned German Training System. Students develop skills in dressage, stadium jumping, cross-country jumping and training techniques depending on the specialty of the host site. Currently, students have studied at the German Riding School in Warendorf, Germany and the Westphalian Riding School in Münster, Germany. Students studying in Münster are eligible to take the small and large bronze medal examinations upon completion of their studies. Students also visit training farms and observe Olympic-level riders and trainers. Site visits to other equestrian venues may include CDI and CSI shows, stallion parades, auction and breeding farms. Students should be riding at first-level dressage prior to application to this program.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN4115 Special Topics in Equine Studies I

This course is designed to allow students to pursue advanced work in specialized equine studies topics, such as advanced teaching techniques, and advanced stable management strategies. The course may be a practical application of knowledge and advanced research. All potential topics must be presented for faculty approval. Final presentation is required.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chair.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

EQN4145 Special Topics in Equine Studies II

This course is designed to allow students to pursue advanced work in specialized equine studies topics; examples of potential topics: Advanced Teaching Techniques, Veterinary Techniques, and Advanced Stable Management Strategies. The course may be a combination of practical applications of knowledge and advanced research. All potential topics must be presented for faculty approval. Final presentation is required.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chair.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EQN4215 Special Topics in Equine Studies III

This course is designed to allow students to pursue advanced work in specialized equine studies topics; examples of potential topics: Advanced Teaching Techniques, Veterinary Techniques, and Advanced Stable Management Strategies. The course may be a combination of practical applications of knowledge and advanced research. All potential topics must be presented for faculty approval. Final presentation is required.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chair.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

EQN4310 Equine Industry Experience

This course exposes students to the diversified disciplines within the equine industry and equine-related professional specialties by visiting a region with a strong horse industry and experiencing it firsthand. Through direct contact with different aspects of the equine industry in a global setting, students develop goals that guide their future career paths in the equine industry. The course maximizes student potential by enriching them academically with experiential and work-integrated learning. This trip promotes global citizenship, community engagement and networking through exposure to many international aspects of the equine industry.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into Study Abroad program.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

EQN4410 Equine Behavior and Training

This course develops an understanding on equine ethology and ethical trainings techniques. Students study the effects of anthropomorphism, non-associative learning, and associative learning and how these topics influence horse behavior and training. The scientific principles of equitation science and their influence on horse well-being and biomechanics during training are explored. Observation of training principles takes place on field trips.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ESL1110 Beginner Level Oral Communication for Academic Purposes

This course provides students with the opportunity to build aural/oral skills and confidence at the beginner to advanced-beginner level. Students use text and audio materials to develop vocabulary and speech patterns and practice basic dialogs. Discrete listening is reinforced through exercises.
Prerequisite(s): Placement exam.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ESL1120 Beginner Level Grammar for Academic Purposes

This course introduces present, past and future forms of verbs, including the verb “be." Other grammatical components include nouns and pronouns, prepositions of location, and sentence structure.
Prerequisite(s): Placement exam.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ESL1130 Beginner Level Reading for Academic Purposes

This course provides students the opportunity to develop reading skills and an awareness of context clues. Students are introduced to skimming and scanning skills while increasing their vocabulary and comprehension.
Prerequisite(s): Placement exam.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ESL1140 Beginner Level Writing for Academic Purposes

This course presents the elements of composing, revising and editing paragraphs on a variety of topics using a process writing approach. Sentence construction, syntax and punctuation are emphasized. Students are introduced to critiquing paragraphs using model rubrics. Constructive feedback through peer and teacher conferencing is provided.
Prerequisite(s): Placement exam.
Offered at Online, Providence
6 Semester Credits

ESL1210 Intermediate Level Oral Communication for Academic Purposes

This course provides students the opportunity to develop language, vocabulary and listening, and note-taking skills. Students create presentations with a focus on topic choice and idea development. Through classroom discussions, students also begin to apply critical-thinking skills to formulate and express their own opinions and explore their own and other points of view on a variety of relevant topics.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1110 or placement exam.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ESL1220 Intermediate Level Grammar for Academic Purposes

This course reviews simple and progressive forms in present, past and future tenses and introduces the perfect in present and past tenses. An introduction to modals as well as a variety of structures such as clauses and question format are included. Through pair work, group work and grammar exercises, students work on perfecting their oral and written grammatical abilities in order to become more fluent in the English language.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1120 or placement exam.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ESL1230 Intermediate Level Reading for Academic Purposes

This course allows students to practice intermediate reading skills so they are able to read more accurately and fluently. Students learn to read from a critical perspective. In addition, students focus on understanding new vocabulary in context and vocabulary building. The basic elements of fiction are introduced.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1130 or placement exam.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ESL1240 Intermediate Level Writing for Academic Purposes

This course develops students’ ability to create, revise and edit paragraphs, essays and business documents using a process-writing approach. Students are introduced to using outside sources. In addition, students utilize and enhance APA format. Peer and teacher conferencing provides constructive feedback.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1140 or placement exam.
Offered at Online, Providence
6 Semester Credits

ESL1310 Advanced Level Oral Communication for Academic Purposes

This course focuses on communication skills essential to academic success. Emphasis is placed on developing listening skills critical to understanding classroom lectures as well as developing the ability to present information clearly in academic presentations and classroom communication. Concepts from thematic units and outside research are critically integrated into discussions.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1210 or placement exam.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ESL1320 Advanced Level Grammar for Academic Purposes

This course develops students’ grammar skills through contextualized exercises. Emphasis is on developing grammatical structures used in students’ academic studies. Instruction begins with an overview of the verb tenses followed by use of the verb forms in various grammatical structures. Grammatical skills are reinforced in both spoken and written form.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1220 or placement exam.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ESL1330 Advanced Level Reading for Academic Purposes

This course prepares students for graduate academic reading and reading for research purposes. Using a variety of materials from textbooks, professional articles and journals to fiction and non-fiction books, students build comprehension skills and engage critically with the readings. Vocabulary building and application are also emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1230 or placement exam.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ESL1340 Advanced Level Writing for Academic Purposes

This course provides students with the skills necessary to compose, revise and edit essays, summaries and business documents, as well as to collaborate on work using a process-writing approach. Emphasis is placed on various academic rhetorical strategies including narrative, comparison/contrast, cause and effect, and/or problem/solution. Research techniques and APA documentation are utilized. Constructive feedback through peer and teacher conferencing is provided throughout the course.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1240 or placement exam.
Offered at Online, Providence
6 Semester Credits

ESS2010 Kinesiology

This course provides an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. It is designed to be a first course for exercise and sports science majors and to provide a foundation for more advanced courses. Topics include the neuromusculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems. This course emphasizes the study of human posture and movement, specifically focusing upon the musculoskeletal system and dynamics of stability and mobility.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: ESS2015.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ESS2015 Kinesiology Laboratory

This is a laboratory companion course coordinated with Kinesiology (ESS2010) that introduces students to techniques and equipment used in kinesiology. Students take an inquiry-based, self-guided learning approach to the discovery of the structure and function of the human body with emphasis on the neuromusculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems. This lab emphasizes the study of human posture and movement, specifically focusing upon the musculoskeletal system and dynamics of stability and mobility. Additionally, this laboratory course provides students with the opportunity to practice laboratory safety, design experimental procedures, collect data, analyze results and discuss conclusions.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: ESS2010.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

ESS2320 Exercise Physiology

This course examines the human body’s physiological response to acute physical activity and its adaptations to chronic exercise training. The course addresses how major body systems, including nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal and muscular, function in cooperation with energy production to support physical activity and exercise. Also included is the role of exercise in maintaining a healthy body composition and weight, and how physical activity and exercise act to improve physical fitness and overall health and wellness over the long term.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1011, BIO1016, BIO1022, BIO1026.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ESS3010 Exercise Assessment and Prescription

This lecture and accompanying laboratory course introduces the concepts of health screening and various types of exercise and fitness assessments needed to implement short- and long-term fitness programs for healthy populations. Many of the concepts and topics in this course help to prepare students to take the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)’s Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) Exam, but this is NOT considered to be a preparation class for that exam.
Prerequisite(s): ESS2010, ESS2015, ESS2320, Corequisite: ESS3015.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ESS3015 Exercise Assessment and Prescription Laboratory

This is a laboratory companion course coordinated with ESS3010 Exercise Assessment and Prescription. Students conduct and interpret clinical and field assessments in the areas of health screening, body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness and flexibility. Students in the class serve as subjects for other class members in order to facilitate learning.
Prerequisite(s): ESS2010, ESS2015, ESS2320, Corequisite: ESS3010.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

ESS4010 Human Performance

This course and its accompanying laboratory component explore the theory and practice of human performance. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the principles of human performance. Emphasis is placed on the human body’s reaction to advanced training methods, exercise technique, program design, and testing and evaluation. Students also explore the principles of supervising a safe training environment according to National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) guidelines. Many of the concepts and topics covered in this course help to prepare students to take the NSCA’s Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam, but this is NOT considered to be a preparation class for that exam.
Prerequisite(s): DIET2020, ESS3010, ESS3015, Corequisite: ESS4015.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ESS4015 Human Performance Laboratory

This is a laboratory companion course coordinated with ESS4010 Human Performance. Students learn and practice techniques and coaching instruction for resistance training, plyometric, speed mechanics, aerobic and nontraditional exercises for human performance. Students conduct and interpret various methods to analyze sport performance, including timing gates, video analysis, and the use of GPS technology. Students in the class serve as subjects for other class members in order to facilitate learning. Students also explore the principles of supervising a safe training environment according to National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) guidelines. Many of the concepts and topics covered in this course help to prepare students to take the NSCA’s Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam, but this is NOT considered to be a preparation class for that exam.
Prerequisite(s): DIET2020, ESS3010, ESS3015, Corequisite: ESS4010.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

ESS4030 Exercise for Special Populations

This course builds on the skills learned in Exercise Assessment and Prescription and extends those skills to meet the needs of populations across the lifespan and individuals with controlled cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and other disorders. This course provides practical information on exercise for persons with a wide range of special diseases and disabilities. An overview of each unique condition, effects of the condition on the exercise response, effects of exercise training on the condition, and recommendations for exercise testing and programming are presented in a selected topics format.
Prerequisite(s): ESS3010, ESS3015.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

EVNT1001 Introduction to Event Management

This course introduces students to the event management field. The historical development and organizational structure of the event industry are discussed. Focus is on acquiring knowledge pertaining to the breadth and depth of the event industry including social life cycle events, corporate, private and nonprofit. The course is also designed to provide first-year and transfer students in the Event Management program educational experiences and information about university resources and academic tools available to them that will help support academic success at JWU.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

EVNT2020 The Business of Event Management

This course introduces students to the methods utilized in researching, planning, organizing and delivering sustainable major events. The roles of global events in sub-fields such as sports, tourism, entertainment, celebrations, civic and hallmark events are also explored.
Prerequisite(s): BUS1001 or EVNT1001 or FSM1001 or HOSP1001 or SEE1001 or SPM1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

EVNT2210 Event Technology & Access Management

This course investigates the new and emerging trends in event technology and access management. Students explore the event technology that helps planners complete tasks pertaining to their work as event organizers. Types of event technology include, but are not limited to, event management software, mobile event apps, credentialing, ticketing software and event analytics. The role technology plays in event access management to provide the attendees with a safe and secured event is also explored.
Prerequisite(s): EVNT1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

EVNT3005 The Business of Meeting Management

Meeting management is a significant branch of the event industry. This course investigates the importance of researching, planning, promoting, executing and evaluating for-profit and nonprofit meetings and conventions. This course examines the necessary business, content development, budgeting, contracts, marketing, public relations, transportation, and management skills needed to produce effective events within the meeting industry. Students explore the process of obtaining, building and retaining internal and external stakeholders necessary to meeting overall company goals and objectives. Additionally, the course examines the future of meetings and career opportunities.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

EVNT3030 Fairs and Festivals

Fairs and festivals are significant recurring hallmark community events that become synonymous with a destination. Fairs and festivals represent tradition, image and attractiveness to a town, city or region. This course investigates the importance of fairs and festivals to local culture and arts, economic development, sociocultural and environmental outcomes and stakeholder relationships. This course examines the unique event planning aspects to meet stakeholder and community goals in the global marketplace. Additionally the course examines future trends in the fair and festival industry.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

EVNT3050 Global Mega Events

This course explores the lure of hosting mega events and examines the bidding process, the involvement of governing bodies, and the plan for legacy and leveraging of the host nation. Students are exposed to the political, economic, sociocultural and environmental impact associated with hosting a large-scale event. Events such as the Olympic Games, the World Cups, World Expos, bicentennials, global music festivals, concerts and other civic and hallmark events are analyzed. The culmination of the course is a trip to an international destination where students engage with key stakeholders from the host nation.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

EVNT3220 Sales and Business Development

This course examines the sales strategies used to leverage relationships and satisfy the needs of the consumer in the event management industry. Emphasis is placed on the integration of relationship-centric best practices in the design of an event in the areas of human resources, supply chain and client needs. Additionally, the importance of developing an internal culture of business development and relationships are explored.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

EVNT4025 Event Sustainability

This course examines sustainability issues and standards as they relate to the events industry. Students analyze current environmental, social and economic practices within the events industry. Students design effective sustainability plans to integrate into a public or private event. Students develop impactful sustainable practices and analyze the proposed solutions within the various segments of the event industry. Corporate social responsibility and the impact of sustainability on international events are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

EVNT4110 Advanced Event Production: Special Events

This advanced course is designed to explore the complex area of event management. This class analyzes large scale events and their impact on a global media audience. The course provides students with a basis for using research as a tool to organize and plan a special events project. This class works toward the understanding of practicing and executing the elements of successful project management and logistics. This is a project-based course and requires the execution of a successful event.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

EVNT4120 Advanced Event Production: Trade Show

This advanced course is designed to explore the complex area of event management. The course provides students with a basis for using research as a tool to organize and plan a trade show. This class works toward the understanding of practicing and executing the elements of successful project management and logistics. This is a project-based course and requires the execution of a successful trade show event.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EVNT4130 Advanced Event Production: Concert

This advanced course is designed to explore the complex area of event management. The course provides students with a basis for using research as a tool to organize and plan a concert. This class works toward the understanding of practicing and executing the elements of successful project management and logistics. This is a project-based course and requires the execution of a successful concert event.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

EVNT4250 Contemporary Issues in Event Management

This course examines the operational and strategic issues in the event management industry through directed case studies, round-table discussions and industry-related readings. Students critically evaluate case studies exploring topics related to event management in areas of event strategy, financial management, event operations, stakeholder development, event design, marketing, and other event topics.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV2000 Finance

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of finance, with a focus on financial statement analysis and decision making. The course encourages active learning through cases, class discussion and problem-solving. Students use traditional financial statements as well as managerial financial reports for use in learning essential decision-making processes. Major topics include financial statement analysis, fundamentals of risk and return, time value of money, various budgeting models, and alternative forms of financing. Excel and other decision support tools are used extensively throughout this course.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210 or ACCT2150, FIT1040 (or concurrent).
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV2140 Financial Markets and Institutions

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with knowledge of a broad range of topics related to financial markets, capital markets, the nature and functions of money and credit, the role of monetary policy, and the role and functions of financial institutions. This course emphasizes the factors and key ratios in analyzing financial institutions, including the CAMELS approach. Types and functions of markets and institutions of today are discussed, along with their differences. Money creation, the demand for money and the relation of money to inflation and financial flows, the role and functions of financial institutions, and consumer financing and business capitalization are each examined. This course emphasizes the changing role of competitive financial institutions, the effects of these changes on the flow of funds, and the Federal Reserve System’s monetary policy implementation to regulate and control money and financial institutions. Real-world examples are used to focus student learning to applications of theory and consequential economic impacts both nationally and internationally.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001, FISV2000.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV3001 Investments

This course introduces students to investing and financial planning. Topics include the nature of capital markets and the roles that investment companies play between the investor and the corporation. Different asset classes, including equities and bonds, are covered. The role of the financial planning process, taxes and regulations are also considered.
Prerequisite(s): FISV2000.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV3005 International Finance

This course provides students with an overview of international banking and finance. Topics include the international dimensions of finance, foreign exchange rates, international sources of funds, international banking regulations, and the contrasts between European, Asian and American banking.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV3010 Credit Risk Analysis and Management

This course examines the role of credit and analyzes its impact on the economic and social environments. Both consumer credit and business credit are studied in-depth, with emphasis placed on sources and uses of credit, credit reporting and credit analysis.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV3015 Fundamentals of Financial Planning

This course introduces students to the financial planning process, client/planner interactions and personal financial statements development and assessment. Topics include cash flow and debt management, education planning, planning elements of risk management, investment planning and retirement planning. This course is specifically of interest to those students who wish to pursue careers as financial planners.
Prerequisite(s): FISV2000.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV3080 Financial Statement Analysis

This course includes the analysis and interpretation of external financial statements for various business entities as seen through the eyes of professional investors and creditors. The course explores various analytical techniques including comparative financial statement, trend and ratio analyses.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT2210, FISV2000.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV3199 Experiential Education Projects in Financial Modeling and Valuation

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to be successful in today’s fast-paced and highly regulated financial environment. In this course, students develop a comprehensive three-statement financial and valuation model using various supporting schedules. Students complete advanced Excel, financial modeling and valuation training. Students develop leadership and collaborative abilities and refine critical thinking, problem-solving and active citizenship skills. The course culminates in a formal presentation. This course uses experiential learning as a primary method of achieving the course objectives.
Prerequisite(s): FISV3001.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV4010 Bank Management

This course examines the banking industry from the perspective of both a bank customer and a bank manager. Focus is on policies developed and procedures used to make decisions on providing loans to businesses and consumers. Additional topics addressed include risk management, interstate banking, technological advancements and the regulatory environment.
Prerequisite(s): FISV3005.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV4015 Fundamentals of Estate Planning

This course focuses on the efficient conservation and transfer of wealth, consistent with the client's goals. It is a study of the legal, tax, financial and non-financial aspects of this process, covering topics such as trusts, wills, probate, advanced directives, charitable giving, wealth transfers and related taxes.
Prerequisite(s): FISV3015.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV4020 Risk Management and Insurance

This course provides an understanding of the procedures and concepts of risk management as a precedent to the study of insurance, which is an important tool in risk management. The balanced treatment of both risk management and insurance provides a broad introduction to the field. Students learn risk identification, analysis, measurement, control and financing, and study insurance markets, functions, coverage and benefits.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV4025 Corporate Finance

This course expands on previous finance courses by introducing more advanced topics, including capital structure, working capital management, capital budgeting and forecasting. Additional topics include operating and financial leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting, leasing and long-term financing.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT2210, FISV2000.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV4030 Real Estate

This course is designed for students seeking a clear presentation of the numerous investment decisions involved in real estate. Topics include how to lease, buy, sell or mortgage a property; how to analyze and predict the forces in the market and determine real estate values; whether and when to renovate, rehabilitate or demolish; and when and how to divest of property.
Prerequisite(s): FISV2000, junior status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV4040 Futures and Options

This course includes a thorough foundation of options, futures, swaps, and other derivative securities. Topics include theoretical and normative pricing methods as well as the use of derivatives in portfolio and corporate risk management.
Prerequisite(s): FISV3001, MATH2001.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV4050 Portfolio Management and Analysis

This course includes a thorough foundation in the process of portfolio management, from individual security evaluation to broad asset allocation decision making. Topics covered include the portfolio management process including asset allocation, benchmarking, evaluation and reporting, as well as the manner in which trading takes place. An analysis of alternative assets is also explored including real estate, investment companies, private equity and venture capital, hedge funds, closely-held securities, distressed securities, tangible assets, commodities and derivatives.
Prerequisite(s): FISV3001, MATH2001.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV4060 Fixed Income Analysis

This course includes the analysis of fixed income securities and all securities whose valuation and hedging are related to interest rates. Topics include the bond market and its various instruments including U.S. treasuries, corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities and emerging market bonds. The course also covers bond portfolio management techniques such as interest rate forecasting, yield curve anticipation and security selection. This course is appropriate for students interested in financial analyst careers.
Prerequisite(s): FISV3001.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV4080 Finance Seminar

This course gives students the opportunity to analyze and report on contemporary issues in finance using knowledge obtained through previous finance and related course work. Case work and simulation software is used extensively throughout the course to allow students to incorporate various financial concepts and techniques in making financial decisions.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT2210, FISV2140, FISV3001, FISV4025, senior status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV5410 Personal Financial Planning

This course introduces students to comprehensive personal financial planning, which is the process of designing, implementing and monitoring financial decisions that help an individual or family accomplish their financial objectives.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV5420 Estate Planning

This courses focuses on the efficient conservation and transfer of wealth, consistent with the client's goals. It is a study of the legal, tax, financial and non-financial aspects of this process, covering topics such as trusts, wills, probate, advanced directives, charitable giving, wealth transfers and related taxes. The course explores the taxation of gifts, estates and generation skipping transfers, and includes the calculation of the gift tax, estate tax and generation skipping transfer tax in consideration of applicable exclusions and deductions. Students are exposed to estate planning techniques such as lifetime transfers and gifting, charitable gifting, the utilization of trusts and partnerships, and postmortem planning. The course emphasizes solving a client's estate planning problems by providing students with the tools to develop practical strategies that focus on a client's goals and objectives and apply current tax law to develop an effective estate plan.
Prerequisite(s): FISV5410.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV5430 Principles of Risk and Insurance

This course explores the financial risks that individuals and businesses face and how they can manage these risks, including the utilization of insurance solutions. Students are exposed to the purpose, structure and coverage options of the following types of insurance: health, disability, long-term care, life, property and casualty, and more. This course also reviews the taxation of insurance benefits and how taxation should affect a financial planner's decision to recommend insurance solutions under certain circumstances. After completing the course, students are able to determine a client's risk exposure and develop a comprehensive insurance and risk management plan for the client based on the client's goals and objectives.
Prerequisite(s): FISV5410.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV5440 Retirement Planning

This course explores the nature and function of retirement plans and surveys the more common employee benefits presently offered by companies. The course outlines the various retirement plans available, including government and private plans, pension plans, individual retirement accounts, and other qualified and non-qualified retirement plans. Students learn to determine a client's eligibility to participate in a retirement plan, calculate a client's tax deductible contribution limits, and calculate the taxation of retirement plan benefits upon distribution. The course includes a complete needs analysis to determine a client's expected monetary needs and the associated cash flow required in a client's retirement years. Students recommend an appropriate plan of action including retirement plan options that achieve the client's goals and objectives and complement the client's comprehensive financial plan.
Prerequisite(s): FISV5410.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV5600 Financial Management

This course provides the student with sufficient analytical skills to interpret and act upon financial data and information that lead to sound financial decisions for business organizations. Topics include the time value of money, capital budgeting methods, financial statement analysis, breakeven analysis, short and long term financing methods, and topics in international financial management. Contemporary financial management techniques are discussed throughout the course.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT5000 or EMGT5020 or FISV5000.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV5720 Financial Reporting and Control

This course offers students a practical approach to understanding financial reporting. Students learn the requirements of generally accepted accounting principles in financial statement preparations by researching and analyzing publicly traded companies. Emphasis is placed on how the financial statements translate into stock prices and how they can be used as a barometer of a company’s financial position. Students explore how companies in trouble can benefit from implanted controls, via the financial reporting process, to ensure earlier and better insight in making difficult decisions.
Prerequisite(s): FISV5600.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV6050 Strategic Financial Planning

This course offers students a practical approach to understanding the budgeting process. Students are exposed to the complete cycle of budgeting, from understanding the strategic plan that initiates the budget process to auditing the results. Students see the interrelating components of the operational budget to the capital budget and how these build to the cash flow budget. Students are able to translate the cash flow necessary to support the strategic plan to financing requirements that need to be met by banking or other sources. Students apply research techniques in coordinating a comprehensive strategic plan with a particular industry.
Prerequisite(s): EMGT5020 or FISV5720.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV6056 Fundamentals of Investment and Portfolio Management

This course introduces student to the fundamentals of investment and portfolio management. It focuses the student's attention on the impact that asset diversification has on expected portfolio outcomes. Students should complete the course with a thorough understanding of most investment vehicles and how they can be used in varying weights to influence the short and long-term returns of an investment portfolio. Students apply the basic tenets of FISV5600 by applying ratio analysis in the course of investment decision-making. Upon completion of the course, students are better prepared to make prudent investment decisions in both their professional careers as well as their own personal financial planning.
Prerequisite(s): FISV5600.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV6410 Equity Analysis

This course covers several valuation techniques used in equity investment analysis. Equity (i.e., stocks) typically comprises the largest asset class in a majority of individual and institutional portfolios. Topics include the various types of analytical tools used to value equity securities, along with their respective strengths and weaknesses. In addition, students gain perspective on when to choose the best technique as well as private company valuation methodologies. This course is appropriate for students interested in becoming a portfolio manager or investment analyst on the institutional or consumer side of the financial services industry.
Prerequisite(s): FISV6056.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV6420 Bond Market Analysis

This course covers the bond market as well as other fixed income securities. Bonds are a pivotal asset class in institutional and individual investing. Topics include the various types of fixed income securities, including government debt, corporate debt, and securitized debt such as mortgage-backed securities and international bonds. The course covers various valuation and portfolio management methodologies. This course is appropriate for students interested in becoming a portfolio manager or investment analyst on the institutional or consumer side of the financial services industry.
Prerequisite(s): FISV6056.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV6430 Applied Behavioral Finance

This course is an applied behavioral finance course examining the intersection of behavioral finance, financial therapy, and personal financial planning theory, practice and research. It reviews the research on behavioral finance and investor psychology, exploring the effects of human emotions and cognitive errors on financial decisions. This course focuses on the application of behavioral finance theory and research to the practice of financial therapy to help professionals improve the financial health of their clients.
Prerequisite(s): FISV5410.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV6450 Derivatives and Risk Management

This course reviews various types of derivatives such as options, forward contracts, futures contracts and swaps. Topics include the use of derivatives as risk management tools on an investment institutional level as well as the analysis of various derivative pricing models.
Prerequisite(s): FISV6056.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV6490 Institutional Portfolio Management

This course presents the ways investment management firms build and manage portfolios for their clients. The process of portfolio management is studied in detail, from the nuances of individual security selection to asset allocation decisions made across a broad range of investment choices. Specific topics include asset allocation, benchmarking, trading and regulatory reporting.
Prerequisite(s): FISV6056.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV7005 Contemporary Issues in Finance and Accounting

This course covers the interpretation and analysis of real-world company financial data for the purpose of making informed business decisions. Topics include the examination of financial statements, evaluation of a firm’s performance, exploration of a public company’s financing including debt and equity, study of the statement of cash flows, the assessment of capital investment opportunities, and the exploration of the forward-looking framework for security valuation.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

FIT1040 Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions

This course provides students with a working knowledge of spreadsheet skills and apply those skills to problem-solving cases. Computer-based assessment software may be used as both a learning and skills measurement tool.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FOOD5001 Introduction to Food Safety Systems

This course provides the students with the voluntary and regulatory frameworks that exist to support a safe domestic food supply. Students explore food safety systems that address the biological, chemical and physical hazards as they relate to various aspects of the food industry. In this course students are presented with an overview of food safety systems and practical approaches at the retail level. Students dissect the complex challenges in today’s food supply chain. Students are introduced to a variety of quality assurance programs as well as discuss global food safety initiatives.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

FOOD5030 Shaping the Future of Food

This project-based course provides students with the opportunity to explore the local food system from the unique perspective of a chef. Students meet local food producers, sample products, and investigate systemic issues related to the long-term viability of local food systems. Students analyze the impact chefs have within the food web and begin to research approaches to creating local, sustainable and more regenerative food systems.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

FOOD5100 Foodborne Disease and Pathogen Control

This course provides students with an introduction to foodborne pathogens that impact public health. Students research outbreak investigations that relate to these foodborne pathogens analyzing the cause and method of control to reduce the likelihood of a foodborne outbreak.
Prerequisite(s): BIO2220 or BIO2201.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

FOOD6010 Food Safety Capstone

This project-based course provides students with the opportunity to resolve a relevant food safety concern. Students design a comprehensive food safety plan or evaluate current and emerging food safety issues with the culmination of a project that addresses a research, applied or theoretical opportunity. A written report that is suitable for publication is required.
Prerequisite(s): FOOD5001, FOOD5100, LAW5410.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

FOOD6030 Food Innovation & Technology Capstone

This action research-based course provides students the opportunity to investigate a systemic food system issue encompassing social, political, industrial or environmental constructs within their professional practice or area of choice. Students employ a critical lens to research and evaluate wicked problems in order to test and determine viable solutions to systemic challenges. This course builds an epistemological framework of inquiry, understanding of multiple perspectives, critical adaptive thinking, and responsible action.
Prerequisite(s): FOOD5030, IDES5030.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

FOOD6050 Regulatory Affairs Processing/ Retail

This course explores the United States regulatory framework governing the domestic food system. Students examine federal, state and local agencies that are responsible for food regulation. Students also investigate the influence of industry, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), consumers, and advocacy groups on the development of regulations.
Prerequisite(s): FOOD5001, LAW5410.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

FOOD6100 Global Food Safety and Sustainability

This course investigates the biological, physical and chemical hazards that impact the global marketplace. Students examine the social, cultural, economic and environmental impacts in regards to foodborne disease control and prevention. Topics include the exploration of emerging agricultural solutions as a result of climate and population change.
Prerequisite(s): FOOD5001.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

FOOD6150 Food Defense and Adulteration Prevention

This course explores strategies, best practices, and regulations designed to protect food from acts of intentional and economic adulteration, as well as emergency management planning for the food industry. Topics include ALERT training, which examines the five key points that industry and business can utilize to decrease the risk of intentional food contamination at their facility. Students develop a food emergency response plan that prepares for early threat detection and rapid response designed to minimize impact while coordinating recovery efforts across federal, state and local government agencies.
Prerequisite(s): FOOD5001, LAW5410.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

FOOD6200 Produce Food Safety

This course provides students with the standards for growing, harvesting, packing and holding produce as established by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Students develop specifications for produce procurement that account for food safety and sustainability concerns navigating the complexity of supply chain coordination with the increased demand for greater transparency.
Prerequisite(s): FOOD5001.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

FREN2020 French Language Immersion

This course, delivered overseas by international postsecondary schools, is designed to develop both fluency in the target language and an in-depth understanding of the historical cultural contexts in which the language is spoken. Students acquire vocabulary through classroom lectures, discussions, required excursions and activities. Students also partner with native speakers of the target language to improve comprehension and communication skills.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
6 Semester Credits

FSC3010 Food Quality Assurance

Principles of quality management as they pertain to manufacturing, processing, and/or testing of foods, with a major emphasis on food regulations, food plant sanitation and Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points. Food quality assessment methods, good manufacturing practices and statistical process controls are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): FSM1165 or approved sanitation certificate, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

FSC3020 Food Chemistry

Food chemistry applies basic scientific principles to food systems and practical applications. Chemical/biochemical reactions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and other constituents in fresh and processed foods are discussed in respect to food quality. Reaction conditions and processes that affect color, flavor, texture, nutrition and safety of food are emphasized. Laboratory experiments reinforce class discussions. These include activation and control of non-enzymatic browning and food emulsions. This course is conducted within both a lecture and laboratory environment.
Prerequisite(s): CHM2040 (or concurrent), junior status.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

FSC3040 Food Ingredients & Formulations

This course applies food science principles to ingredient substitutions in food products. Students explore practical applications of various carbohydrate, lipid and protein food ingredients and their impact in food systems. Legal and regulatory restrictions in respect to ingredients, package materials, processes and labeling statements are introduced. Laboratory procedures for standard formulations and instrumental evaluation, with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking, are studied in a laboratory setting.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

FSC3050 Fermentation Science & Functional Foods

This course explores various fermented food systems with particular emphasis on their development and continued manufacturing. Additionally, this course covers a range of functional foods and food components, their health conferring benefits, mechanisms of actions, and possible applications in the food industry.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

FSC3060 Principles of Food Microbiology

This course introduces students to various aspects of food microbiology, organisms associated naturally with foods and those responsible for spoilage. The role and significance of food microorganisms including food pathogens are discussed. Additionally, students investigate various sources of contamination and the influence of food formulation and processing on microbial growth. Control techniques and methodology to detect and enumerate microorganisms in food products are studied.
Prerequisite(s): BIO2201, BIO2206, Corequisite: FSC3065, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

FSC3065 Principles of Food Microbiology Laboratory

This course is the laboratory companion for Principles of Food Microbiology. The laboratory focuses on practical application of microbiological principles to food and food ingredients. Students develop skills in using commonly employed microbiological techniques in research laboratories and quality control. Emphasis is on investigating food contamination, the techniques and methods to detect and enumerate microorganisms, and evaluating the efficacy of control efforts.
Prerequisite(s): BIO2201, BIO2206, Corequisite: FSC3060, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte
1.5 Semester Credits

FSC4010 Sensory Analysis

Application of sensory science principles and practices to food and beverage systems including an understanding of consumer sensory techniques and the use of various instrumental testing methods.
Prerequisite(s): FSC3020, MATH2001, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

FSC4020 Principles of Food Processing

Principles and practices of food processing including, extrusion, canning, freezing, dehydration, aseptic packaging, fresh ready to eat and specialty food manufacturing. Understanding of various preparations, processing and packaging techniques including the use of additives. The course exposes students to various manufacturing equipment and explores raw material control, disposal of waste products and the use of re-work in a manufacturing setting.
Prerequisite(s): FSC3020, FSC3040, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

FSC4040 Product Research & Development

This senior-level capstone class builds on and applies knowledge learned in previous food science & technology major courses. This laboratory based class will expose students to the product development process from concept through product optimization. Students learn the importance of teamwork in a R&D laboratory classroom. They will develop a consumer food product which meets predefined nutritional, performance, regulatory and shelf-life expectations. ESHA Genesis R&D software will be used to enter formulations and design nutritional and ingredient labels.
Prerequisite(s): FSC3020, FSC4020, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

FSM1001 Introduction to the Food & Beverage Industry

This introductory course examines career opportunities, organizational structures, history, and front- and back-of-the-house operations in the food service industry. Specific segments are also examined in commercial, industrial and institutional areas of food service.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM1165 The Food Safety Manager

Students explore food safety and environmental sanitation through the lens of the person in charge, identify the origins of food contamination and recognize proper food safety practices used to keep food safe during the flow of food from vendor to consumer. Students must pass an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited, national food safety manager certification examination that is recognized by the Conference for Food Protection.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

FSM1185 Food Safety and Sanitation Management

Students explore the fundamentals of food safety and environmental sanitation. Students identify the origins of food contamination and recognize proper food safety practices used to keep food safe during the flow of food from vendor to consumer. Students must pass a national food safety manager certification exam that is recognized by the Conference for Food Protection (CFP) to fulfill the graduation requirement.
Prerequisite(s): This course is reserved for special industry partner programs.
Offered at Online
1 Semester Credit

FSM2007 Food and Beverage Technology & Application Systems

This course prepares students for the understanding of current applications and trends in technology that are impacting the food and beverage industry. Emphasis is placed on emerging technologies used in the industry from both a managerial and an analytical perspective.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM2010 Medical Food Service

This course introduces students to the principles of food service management in healthcare organizations. The food service manager's involvement in patient care and related areas of healthcare organizations is examined.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

FSM2012 Food & Beverage Human Resources

This course prepares students with the knowledge and skills to apply sound human resource management and workforce development principles to situations encountered within the food and beverage/hospitality industry. Students examine the transition from a line-level employee to supervisory and management-level positions.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

FSM2033 Food Service in Hospitality and Tourism

This course introduces the principles of how food and beverage operations interact with other departments found in hospitality and tourism properties. Managerial concepts include industry regulations, financial and operational controls, and matching foodservice venues and menus to targeted customer markets.
Prerequisite(s): HOSP1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM2045 Introduction to Menu Planning and Cost Controls

This course allows students the opportunity to evaluate sales menus and apply the skills relevant to the development and design of the sales menu in a food service operation, while also learning the importance and use of the proper tools and documents needed to control food and beverage costs and analyze sales. Additionally, the course introduces a practical approach to managerial accounting through the exploration of labor and overhead expenses, as well as an introduction to the income statement as a method of evaluating a business’s success.
Prerequisite(s): MATH0010 (or concurrent) or math placement, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM2055 Beverage Appreciation

This intermediate course refines the student's knowledge of beverages served in a variety of hospitality operations. Emphasis is on beverage sensory perception and food pairings. Students develop and analyze strategies to effectively manage, market and set standards for beverage operations. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are examined.
Prerequisite(s): Online students must be of legal drinking age -21 years of age in the US- or of minimum legal drinking age in the country where they are attending the course. Please note that we periodically ask students to provide us with a government ID showing their date of birth.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM2080 Food Service Operations

This intermediate course is designed to complete the student's foundation in purchasing as well as food and beverage operational controls. Emphasis is on mastering the purchasing cycle functions and back-of-the-house menu management systems and operations. Students also develop income statements using current technology and utilize spreadsheet applications to analyze food and beverage operations. Students have the opportunity to achieve two industry-recognized certifications.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210 or ACCT2150 (or concurrent).
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM2110 Food and Beverage Operations in the Sports, Entertainment and Event Management Industry

This course introduces students to the management of different areas of food and beverage operations within the sports, entertainment and event industry. Emphasis is on food product and preparation types, beverage types, food and beverage delivery systems, costing and pricing strategies, and food and beverage pairings as they apply to the different divisions of the industry. Students obtain approved Food Safety Handler and Food Allergy certifications.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM2130 The Businesses of Non-Commercial Foodservice

This course examines the non-commercial segment of the foodservice industry from the unit manager, client, guest and employment perspectives. Students explore how the operational cycle of control and the use of technologies are applied in a wide variety of businesses. The principal companies and the available career paths in the segment are discussed.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM2165 Food Code and Policy

This course introduces students to the FDA Model Food Code. Emphasis is on reading and interpreting the code content and implementing the statutes of the code in a restaurant simulation.
Prerequisite(s): FSM1165 or approved sanitation certificate.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

FSM2210 Operational Management in Healthcare

This course introduces students to the responsibilities of a food service operations manager within healthcare organizations and other adjacent career paths. Through the examination of financial and human resource management principles, as well as organizational structure and governance, the student will be able to demonstrate and apply the functions expected of an operations manager.
Prerequisite(s): FSM2045.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM3035 Supervision for Food Service Professionals

This course is designed to allow students the opportunity to learn and explore human resource management theory and procedures as they apply to the food service industry. Students learn proper procedures to hire, train, motivate and discipline employees, as well as to perform employee appraisals. Current human resource management issues and labor legislation law are discussed as they apply to preparing future chefs and managers for successful leadership roles in the food service industry.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM3040 Food Service Financial Systems

This course allows students the opportunity to learn and experience an in-depth analysis of financial information within the food service industry. Emphasis is placed on exploration of accounting, sales, purchasing, inventory and budgetary systems. The course offers an overall view of financial management and its related areas through manual applications and the use of computers in the food service industry. Students recognize business problems, provide viable solutions and evaluate the effect of those solutions.
Prerequisite(s): FSM2025 or FSM2045.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM3060 Front of the House Operations Management

This intermediate course focuses on the comprehensive study of dining service management within the food and beverage industry. Emphasis is placed on service theory and delivery, current technology and its application, customer feedback and process improvement, human resource development and training, staffing, physical space and layout, marketing, and fiscal accountability. Students have the opportunity to obtain industry-specific certification.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM3075 Food Service and Hospitality Strategic Marketing

This upper-level course provides students with a broad scope of food service and hospitality marketing. Emphasis is on the analysis, structure and strategy of food service and hospitality marketing; departmental budgeting; allocation of resources; market research; media selection; and effectiveness of the marketing plan. Case studies and assigned readings examine current marketing issues. A directed work project may be incorporated into this course.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM3080 Food & Beverage Marketing and Distribution

This course introduces students to the many facets of food marketing in commercial applications. Students explore the various segments of the food and beverage marketing industry, including marketing for food and beverage manufacturing and distribution companies. Special emphasis is placed on the integration of food service and marketing competencies.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM3111 Catering: Sales and Operations Management

Catering companies provide food and beverage services for clients who are hosting events, such as weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, anniversaries, graduations, rehearsal dinners and organization meetings. Catering managers meet with clients to plan events and are responsible for menu development, cooking and serving food in a variety of locations. This upper-level course examines the unique aspects of planning and executing various catered events for both on-premise and for off-premise locations. Students explore the managerial and entrepreneurial aspects of developing a business model, building and maintaining a client base, operating and analyzing financial performance, and applying food and beverage management operational best practices.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM3175 Advanced Food Safety, HACCP and Special Processes

This course provides students with advanced training in food safety concepts and special processes while simultaneously developing workplace skills that are highly valued by employers. Students explore the framework and imperative steps of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) as a control for safe food production. Students also explore safe food processing and recognize proper food safety practices utilized to keep food safe through the flow of food. Common special processes and template HACCP plans are analyzed to ensure safe production of these special processes, thus keeping the consumer from risk. At the completion of this course, students are prepared to sit for a nationally recognized HACCP certification exam.
Prerequisite(s): (CUL2510, CUL2610, CUL2710, CUL2810) or (CUL2510, CUL2810, CULN2020, CULN2230) or (CUL2010, CULS2010, CULS3035), FSM1165.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM3215 Culinary Operations and Facility Management

This course is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of how a foodservice operation’s concept and menu influence back-of-the-house functions and costs. A task analysis is performed to design a workflow and identify the equipment and smallwares needed to receive and store product, and to produce and serve the menu. Overhead costs including direct operating expenses, furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE), repairs and maintenance, and facilities layout and design are explored and evaluated to determine costs and the effect on profitability.
Prerequisite(s): FSM2025 or FSM2045.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM4061 Advanced Food Service Operations Management

This upper-level capstone course concentrates on integrating critical competencies of management in a small food service setting. Emphasis is placed on menu development, marketing, staff scheduling, production planning and implementation, service, and fiscal accountability. Students manage the food and beverage service operations.
Prerequisite(s): ((FSM2080 and FSM3060) or (Completion of Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Arts associate degree)) and senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM4070 The Business of Alcohol Distribution, Retail and Sales

This course offers the student a comprehensive overview of the costs of producing, distributing and selling licensed alcoholic beverages in the U.S. and the relationship between costs, profit margins and sales. Each segment of the three-tiered distribution system is analyzed and the legal aspects of producing, distributing and selling licensed beverages are examined. Internet sales and the challenge it poses to the current system are also evaluated. The impact of the current system on the consumer and how the consumer's needs are addressed is the focus of the course.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM4081 Advanced Food & Beverage Operations and Planning

This capstone course concentrates on integrating critical competencies of management in a small food service setting. Emphasis is placed on concept creation, menu development, marketing, staffing, operational strategy, and fiscal accountability.
Prerequisite(s): FSM2012, senior status.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

FSM4160 Food and Beverage Strategies and Logistics

This senior-level capstone course is designed to give students insight into strategic management and decision making in the food and beverage industry. Students develop critical-thinking and decision-making skills by employing a variety of methods to examine the strategies of a number of food and beverage organizations. Special emphasis is on the impact of internal and external factors on strategy, current market conditions in the food and beverage industry, and the unique importance of the supply chain as it relates to food and beverage organizations.
Prerequisite(s): (FSM3075 or HOSP3053 or MRKT1001), (ACCT3150 or FISV2000), junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FSM4250 Food Industry Compliance Capstone

This upper-level course serves as the culminating integrative experience in the Food Industry Compliance Management program. This course provides students the opportunity to apply previously completed coursework to address food compliance issues in commercial and non-commercial organizations that serve or sell food. Students learn to address concerns and offer solutions through a scientific, managerial and leadership perspective.
Prerequisite(s): FSM2165, FSM3060, MGMT2020, senior status.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

FSM4880 Beverage Operations Management

This upper-level course examines the creation and management of a beverage operation. Planning topics include concept, identification of target market and bar business creation. The creation of a business plan is discussed. Management topics include bar layout and operations, trend identification and product selection, basic production methods, costing and pricing, inventory methods and human resources management. The creation of wine lists, beer lists and cocktail menus is also discussed. Responsible Beverage Service is stressed.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FYS1010 First-Year Seminar - University Explorations

The course encourages first-year college students to strengthen the connection between self-exploration, active classroom engagement, and understanding larger educational and global communities. This explorations seminar also encourages and allows students to identify their natural talents and skills while focusing on academic goals and potential career aspirations. Students connect with the educational and campus community through academic and co-curricular pursuits. By gaining these experiences, students enhance their intellectual and emotional growth. Finally, students are guided to institutional resources that are targeted to maximize both academic and personal growth.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

FYS1020 First-Year Seminar

This course encourages all first-year students to strengthen the connection between self-exploration and the transition to college while actively participating in the classroom and engaging with the larger JWU community. Identifying and developing their natural talents and skills helps students launch their undergraduate experience. Strategies to enhance personal health and wellness practices are presented so students can become engaged with the diverse and inclusive population at JWU. Students connect with the academic and campus community as they learn about institutional resources and self-select from a variety of co-curricular activities that reinforce course content.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

FYS1025 First-Year Seminar

This course encourages first-year students to strengthen the connection between self-exploration and the transition to college while actively participating in the classroom and engaging with the larger JWU community. Identifying and developing their natural talents and skills helps students launch their undergraduate experience. Strategies to enhance personal health and wellness practices are presented so students can become engaged with the diverse and inclusive population at JWU. Students connect with the academic and campus community as they learn about institutional resources and self-select from a variety of co-curricular activities that reinforce course content.
Prerequisite(s): The prerequisite for this course is that students did not successfully complete the on-ground version of FYS1020 in the previous semester and are retaking the course to meet the 1-credit requirement. This course allows for transfer credits for those with 30+ credits.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

GDES1000 Drawing for Design

A precursor to all design thinking, drawing skills offer an effective means of prototyping visual concepts before committing them to final design solutions. Students gain a foundation in the elements and principles of design through the practice of drawing with the intent to develop and integrate drawing as an essential and crucial step in the creative process. With an emphasis on direct observation, students learn skills to train their eyes to reproduce what they see as well as take ideas from their imagination and translate to paper using traditional drawing tools. Based on design industry models, students also learn and apply technical, compositional and thematic principles as a means of developing a flexible design strategy.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES1001 First Year Design Student Seminar

In this course, students are exposed to all of the critical components of success in a university-level design program. They gain access to and utilize the myriad of academic, technical and design resources available here at Johnson & Wales University as well as in the local design community. This course eases the transition to college by helping students adjust to life as new designers and make connections with other design students, faculty and staff. Through instruction, workshops and field trips, this class helps students develop the skills that they will need in and out of the classroom, as well as in their careers as designers, such as responsibility, resourcefulness, professionalism, leadership and how to find creative inspiration.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

GDES1020 Design Theory and Practice

Students learn how to thoughtfully apply the creative process to design projects, participate in a number of non-digital project-oriented experiences, and develop basic skills and practices to be successful in the program and in the industry. The class is structured with an overview of design industries, historical art movements, design trends, and an introduction to key figures. Exploring the creative process and traditional tools, students build a visual vocabulary and are exposed to the critical components of success in a university-level design program and in a collaborative learning space. Topics include elements and principles of design, layout and composition, branding, product families, packaging, and color theory. Instruction includes design analysis and critique, creative research and finding inspiration, hands-on problem solving and public speaking. Relevant connections to current and historical contexts are woven throughout the course.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES1030 Vector-Based Design

Vector-Based Design is a foundation course wherein students investigate the industry-standard vector-based design software. This project-based course introduces branding, screen layout design concepts, packaging template creation, and the use of hand-done elements within design. Relative concepts in image editing software that pertain to vector design are also introduced.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES1040 Foundations of Web Design

This course introduces students to the concepts, techniques and principles needed to design modern web sites. Students consider user research, contemporary visual approaches, compositional design principles, user interface design models, and responsive coding practices in the process of creating a series of project-based website prototypes. Emphasis is on understanding and applying current approaches in planning and design as well as securing a functional grasp of the prototyping techniques required to present these solutions as planned.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES1050 Image Editing and Design

This is a foundation course wherein students investigate the industry-standard raster-based manipulation software. This course is project-based with assignments using the acquisition, creation, manipulation and distribution of raster-based images. Students learn techniques in scanning and best practices in resolution and color mode management. Emphasis is placed on creative projects investigating photomontage/layering techniques and the development of essential frameworks for designing in print and screen formats.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES1060 User Experience and Content Design I

This course introduces students to the foundations of user experience design for digital products. Students learn to develop, prototype, test and refine user-focused concepts for websites and mobile applications. Topics include design research, user interface design, interaction design, style guides, user interface toolkits and basic principles of accessibility. Students gain experience with industry-standard design and prototyping software.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES2000 Typography

Typography is a critical foundation of visual communications. Letterforms, typestyle, shape and size communicate subtle messages and convey important information. Successful design solutions always benefit from thoughtful and creative use of type, whether on a printed page or in digital space. This course presents the fundamentals of typography and letterforms including history, anatomy, theory and practice, while teaching students to appreciate type as a critical element of design and to identify type by respective classifications and families. Emphasis is placed on developing a current, practical typographic knowledge based on current industry standards. Typographic design in graphic communications is explored through project-based work.
Prerequisite(s): GDES1030 or permission of department chair.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES2020 Motion Graphics I

This course introduces the fundamentals of contemporary digital motion graphics. Students cover both animation and video techniques. Digital motion concepts and creation techniques are also covered. The course uses a range of software and hardware tools. Students experiment with motion image origination through basic animation and camera applications. Various editing tools are introduced.
Prerequisite(s): GDES1030.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES2025 Basics of Screen Design & Coding

This course allows students to explore the various components of creative web design using coding languages like HTML and CSS to develop design solutions for multiple digital formats, including web browsers, tablet computers and smart phones. Student combine research into contemporary visual approaches and learn how to use compositional design principles and grid-based "frameworks" to visualize contemporary responsive web design solutions. Emphasis is on understanding and applying current practice in planning and design as well as securing a solid vocabulary in the code required to present these solutions as planned. Topics also include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), User Experience (UX) and site architecture, key navigation and linking principles, as well as content development and design principles. Various webmaster tools (Google and Bing) are used as well as sitemap best practices and SEO.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES2030 Editorial & Publication Design

This course introduces the creative and technical development of text composition, layout and the hierarchy of information with emphasis on dynamic use of the grid, page structure, text/image integration and multi-page layout and design. Emphasis is on typographic composition and page layout. Using industry-standard page layout applications, this project-based class helps students develop their skills as designers by the creation of sophisticated editorial and publication design assignments.
Prerequisite(s): GDES2000.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES2050 Content Management Systems

In this course, students explore the workings of a popular content management system (CMS) as well as a strategic process for organizing and delivering their website content. Students use a variety of skills to build, deploy and test multi-page websites. Potential projects include ecommerce, portfolio, blog, small business, and progressive web apps. Students build upon content strategy, user experience, information architecture, and front-end coding skills.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES2060 Portfolio Assessment for Digital

In this course, students conceive, design and develop their own portfolio website, incorporating the projects and personal branding developed in Portfolio Assessment for Print (GDES2061). Students use their evolving knowledge of interactive design and front-end web development to organize and structure their portfolio, ensuring that their website is useable, accessible and visually appealing. Work originally designed for print is converted to a web-friendly format. Previously-produced web-based projects are revised and improved. Website design is prototyped for optimal user experience. Additional consideration is paid to formatting student work for delivery on common online platforms.
Prerequisite(s): GDES1060, GDES2030, sophomore status, Co-requisite: GDES2061.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES2061 Portfolio Assessment for Print

In this course, students assemble a comprehensive portfolio that demonstrates their increasingly sophisticated mastery of design. With faculty guidance, students gather, revise and organize their best works. Students begin to identify and present themselves as independent designers through the development and design of a focused personal brand identity that carries through to all of their presentational materials. Emphasis is placed on both self-branding and self-revision through reinforcement of design skills and concepts learned in the program thus far. In the final week of the course, students present and defend their work to a select group of faculty. Success in this course depends on the progress of the student, which is identified through both in-class and out-of-class assignments. There is an expectation that students display a high degree of involvement, which includes such behaviors as encountering all classwork and assignments with commitment, obvious preparation, and a willingness to become actively engaged in class activities and discussion.
Prerequisite(s): GDES1060, GDES2030, sophomore status, Co-requisite: GDES2060.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES3015 Design Team I

This course provides students with hands-on design and development projects from real-world clients. With faculty supervision, students work on a wide range of team-based design projects involving print and screen media. The resulting work supports the day-to-day operations of nonprofit client organizations, community partners and interdisciplinary collaborative work. This course is the direct, practical application of skills learned in prior academic courses and prepares students for future career success.
Prerequisite(s): GDES3250.
Offered at Providence
4 Semester Credits

GDES3025 Design Team II

This course expands on the real-world client projects begun in Design Team I. This course provides students with hands-on design and development projects from real-world clients. With faculty supervision, students work on a wide range of team-based design projects involving print and screen media. The resulting work supports the day-to-day operations of nonprofit client organizations, community partners and interdisciplinary collaborative work. This course is the direct, practical application of skills learned in prior academic courses and prepares students for future career success.
Prerequisite(s): GDES3015.
Offered at Providence
4 Semester Credits

GDES3050 Basics of Graphic Design

This course introduces the student to the fundamental principles of graphic design. Using both traditional tools as well as industry-standard software, students learn the essential visual design concepts, processes, and workflow practices used in graphic design. The introduction of design theory and practical applications of graphic design is included.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES3140 Motion Graphics II

This course teaches students advanced digital production techniques and tools for full motion, sound and video editing. Participants explore current and emerging media standards and applications. Topics include converging digital media, content creation and use of digital media communication tools for internet-enabled application. Students work independently and on project teams.
Prerequisite(s): GDES2020, sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES3200 Print Production

This course continues to explore the graphic design field with an emphasis on the production process and printing technology. Terminology and methods, communicating print specifications and cost estimates, file preparation and pre-flighting, font management, and color use in print production are explored. As part of this course, industry lectures are planned, both on and off campus. Projects for this course are designed to reflect the same expectations, processes and tasks as found in current printing industry.
Prerequisite(s): GDES2030.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES3210 Advanced Publication & Print

This course reinforces the creative and technical development of text composition, layout and hierarchy of information. Through various projects, students conceive, compose and produce multi-page layouts using sophisticated and advanced visual design techniques for print and screen. Students visually coordinate images and typographical content across multiple and emerging media specific to editorial and publication design.
Prerequisite(s): GDES2030, junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES3215 Coding for Web Design

This course develops the student's understanding of the web design and web development process. Students advance their knowledge of client-side coding languages (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) through a series of real-world projects and weekly design challenges. Through this process, students expand their ability to conceive of, design and build modern, responsive interfaces for websites and web apps. Topics include user interface design, usability and accessibility, design prototyping, front-end development with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, performance optimization, basic version control, and publishing content on the internet.
Prerequisite(s): GDES1040.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES3235 User Experience and Content Design II

This course builds on the design process introduced in User Experience and Content Design I. Students consider common approaches for designing effective user experiences and user interfaces through the creation of several project-based applications. The focus is on adopting a carefully considered process of discovery, strategy, design and testing that can help designers understand the problem they are solving and offer intelligent solutions that satisfy both user needs and business goals.
Prerequisite(s): GDES1060.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES3250 Brand Identity Design and Development

The course is an immersion into the brand identity and development process, through strategy, design, implementation and presentation. Utilizing industry-standard software programs, students learn how to design identity systems that are unique, memorable, meaningful, appropriate and differentiated from competitors. In addition, students gain a better understanding of brand standards, brand equity, competitors, target audiences and cohesiveness across different forms of print and digital media.
Prerequisite(s): GDES2030, junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES3260 Package Design

This advanced level graphics course is a hands-on, project-based class where students are expected to further refine their level of craft in prototyping, while applying their knowledge of branding and typography as it pertains to package design. Students are educated about new product and package development, visual coding, structural packaging, understanding competitors audits, visual hierarchy, brand equity, shelf presence, cohesiveness, material sourcing, understanding target audience and demographic, developing supportive marketing collateral, and food and beverage requirements within the package design industry.
Prerequisite(s): GDES2060 and GDES2061, junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES3270 Wayfinding & Environmental Graphics

In this advanced-level course, students explore the nuances of wayfinding and environmental graphics. Students gain a clear understanding of applying brand identity to various environmental spaces and the impact it can have, both from a visual and marketing aspect. Projects explore wayfinding systems, icon development, effective environmental graphics, signage, visitor flow, directional hierarchy, interactivity, visual clues and exhibit design.
Prerequisite(s): GDES3250, junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES3300 Design for Video I

Students participating in this course are introduced to digital production techniques, theory, and tools for full motion and video editing. Students explore current and emerging media standards and applications. Topics include converging digital media, content creation, and social media platforms.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES3310 Design for Video II

This advanced course explores different genres and narrative codes, including documentaries, TV ads and post-modern narratives, in experiential team assignments. Exercises in set lighting, advanced framing and advanced camera movement enhance already acquired production techniques. Additional sound and audio production as well as more in-depth digital editing and special effects are provided for post-production. Topics include contemporary digital media history and film genres. Financing and project management are reviewed.
Prerequisite(s): GDES3300, sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES3315 Introduction to Programming with JavaScript

This course presents an overview of the core components found in many programming environments using the popular JavaScript language as a model. The use of core programming concepts is explored through the creation of project-based programs. Students gain an understanding of the basics of programming, easing adaption of new ideas and practices in web development.
Prerequisite(s): GDES3215.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES3355 Web Design & User Experience Studio

This studio course provides students an opportunity to showcase the skills acquired throughout their web design and user experience coursework. Students draw on the breadth of their learning experiences to create a comprehensive design project that demonstrates their understanding of contemporary design practices in the respective fields of web design and user experience. At the conclusion of the course, students create a detailed case study outlining their process and outcomes.
Prerequisite(s): GDES2050, (GDES3215 or GDES3235).
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES3500 3D Modeling & Animation

This course introduces the essentials of 3D models and animations. Students learn to use basic objects to create realistic computerized 3D images. Dynamic models are created and set into motion. Professional concepts and techniques create the platform for primary applications and skills. Industry-standard software is used to offer students a real work experience.
Prerequisite(s): GDES2020.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GDES4050 Senior Portfolio Assessment

This capstone course guides students through the assembly of a comprehensive physical and digital portfolio that demonstrates their increasingly sophisticated mastery of design. With faculty guidance, students gather, revise and organize their best completed works as well as enhance their portfolios with additional advanced design projects. Portfolios consist of a minimum of 12 professional works showcasing a range of design capabilities. In the final week of the course, students present and defend their work to a select group of faculty and visiting professionals.
Prerequisite(s): GDES2060, GDES2061, GDES3250, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GEND1040 Introduction to Gender Studies

This course introduces students to the concept of gender. It explores the biological, psychological, social, historical and performative aspects of gender and the effect that gender roles, biases and expectations have on society and on the lives of individual women and men in the U.S. and around the world. In this course, students are introduced to the topics of gender role socialization; the role that gender plays in institutions such as the family, schools, workplaces and prisons; the interplay of gender, politics and the law; and the portrayal of gender in popular culture. The relationships between gender and race and gender and sexuality are also examined.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

GLS1001 Introduction to Global Studies

This course is the first in the Global Studies program and introduces students to key concepts and issues in the field. Students discuss globalization as both a historical and ongoing process and study key geographic areas and participants in global issues. Global issues including those in politics, the economy, society, information sectors, the environment and others are examined within the context of global studies.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GLS2100 Latin American History, Culture and Society

This survey course is a multidisciplinary introduction to the diverse cultures and societies of Latin America from Pre-Columbian times to the present. Students explore the cultural and ideological impact of conquest on colonial societies and look closely at specific problems that Latin American peoples have faced in the 20th century and contemporary challenges for the present millennium. Topics include society and culture, history, politics, strategies for economic development, and U.S.-Latin American relations.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GLS2200 Asia in Global Perspective: Peoples, Cultures and Politics

Asia is a vast geographical region that encompasses several sub-regions, peoples, cultures, countries, economic and political systems. Asia remains a crucial site of global economic and geopolitical interest for the U.S., Europe and Russia. This course explores the cultures, languages and patterns of living in this diverse region in order to grasp more deeply the ways in which the global, local and regional intersect and shape patterns of everyday life in Asia. Students explore specific themes distinct to particular areas of Asia, and its relationship to the world. Topics include human diversity of Asia and its cultural lifeways; China, Japan and India and their role in global geopolitics; tourism and urban hubs; economic change and globalization; conflict and post-conflict societies; climate change; natural disasters; and religion.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GLS2240 Middle East in Global Perspective: Peoples, Cultures and Politics

This course explores the threads and connections that the Middle East's human diversity, politics, geography, cultural lifeways and on-going armed conflicts weave in a region defined by great human and geopolitical insecurity. The course centers on the complex ways in which everyday life is forged in the wake of these daunting dynamics that shape the tempo and patterns of daily life. Topics include cultures; languages; places; ethno-religious diversities; economic, political, ecological and geopolitical dilemmas; globalization and its impact on the region; popular culture; youth; gender; and sexuality.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GLS2280 World Regional Geography in Global Perspective

Utilizing the geographical imagination and a critical lens to examine the world, this course explores key issues in understanding how regions come to be in human terms — how they are distinct in the ways people make meaning of the location and territories they inhabit. Focus is on the distinctions and geographical approaches to the study of peoples, cultures, and economic and political activities by region. From the Arctic to the southern reaches of the Pacific Ocean, this course compares how regions are vital in the making of the globalized world. Topics include tourism, ecological destruction, regional-global dynamics, economical patterns, commodities, commerce, geopolitics, development, human cultural diversity and conflict.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

GRAD6082 Operations Management and Process Improvement Abroad

In this course, graduate students apply a more focused lens on continuous improvement and cost management by designing and formulating an operations continuous improvement project with an international corporation abroad. Hosted by an international partner, students spend a week in classes and lectures, preparing for an intensive project week. Students construct a continuous improvement and cost management project, working directly with the corporation’s executives and staff. While in country, students are immersed in the complex corporate environment through relevant readings, structured site visits and excursions, cultural events, and community interaction. Along the way students have a chance to tour the host country and visit key cultural sites. This experience provides a professionally focused immersion experience in their future field and opportunities to learn to appraise and value cultural differences when working with an international management team.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 18 credits, 3.5 cumulative GPA.
Offered at Providence
3-6 Semester Credits

HIST2001 World History to 1500

Major developments in world history before the 16th century are considered with an emphasis on the rise of civilizations, the birth of religions and philosophies, and the development of artistic traditions. The development of various political systems, technologies, and forms of cultural expression in Western and non-Western societies are highlighted. The influence of societies upon one another and the political, religious, philosophical and artistic legacies of these cultures on the modern world are also emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST2002 World History Since 1500

Major developments in world history from the 16th century to the present are considered with an emphasis on the impact of ideas and influences from Asia, Africa and the Americas upon European culture and society and the European impact upon Asia, Africa and the Americas. Emphasis is placed on the various revolutions — industrial, democratic, political, technological, military, social and cultural — that marked this period of time.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST2050 Food in World History

This course examines the important role that food has played in human history from the Neolithic Revolution to the present. The course analyzes the ways in which historical events and cultural movements (e.g., wars, revolutions, religious conflicts, industrialization, exploration and colonization) have affected the human diet. The course also studies the manner in which dietary constraints and the need or desire for certain foods have, in turn, influenced world history.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST2100 U.S. History from Colonial Times to 1876

This course is a survey and analysis of United States history and those institutions that contributed to the evolution of the American nation from colonial times through the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Particular attention is given to the Puritan influence upon American character, the American Revolution, the creation of the federal Constitution, western settlement, the nature of slavery and the breakdown of the American political system resulting in civil war.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST2200 U.S. History Since 1877 (to the Present)

This course is a survey and analysis of United States history and those institutions that contributed to the evolution of the American nation since Reconstruction. Emphasis is on the rise of industrialization, urbanization and immigration; the coming of imperialism; the development of American foreign policy; the rise of big business; the growth of reform movements as seen in Populism, Progressivism and the New Deal; the Women's Movement; the Civil Rights Movement; and recent developments.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST2300 History of Globalization

This course explores the history of the process of globalization from its beginnings in the ancient world to the 21st century. It examines the spread of economic, political, intellectual and religious developments that brought together diverse societies across the world and bound them together in the economic, political, diplomatic and cultural institutions and networks (both formal and informal) that exist today. Topics include colonialism, imperialism, and the exploitation of both free and unfree labor in Latin America, Africa and Asia by industrialized nations. Particular attention is paid to seminal moments in history when peaceful contacts, violent clashes and/or ideological conflict led to new connections or altered existing ones among various regions of the globe.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST2400 History of the Atlantic World

This course examines the development of the Atlantic World from the 15th century to the end of the 19th century. In this course students investigate the connections forged among the major components of the Atlantic World: North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. The course examines not only interactions between the “Old” World and “New” World and between the European core and the American and African periphery, but also intra-regional connections between local cultures. Focus is on the development of both trans-Atlantic and intra-regional economies, the Atlantic slave trade and its eventual abolition, the impact of colonization on indigenous communities in the Americas and the Caribbean, the creation of creole societies in the Western hemisphere, and the effect of colonization on gender roles. This course ends with an analysis of trans-Atlantic intellectual movements such as the Enlightenment and the Atlantic Revolutions that brought independence to most of the countries of the Western hemisphere by the mid-19th century.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST2420 History of the Mediterranean World

This course is a survey history of the Mediterranean world — the societies and nations that border the Mediterranean Sea from pre-history to the 1960s. Among the nations and societies to be studied are Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, the Balkan states, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel/Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. Focus is on the ways in which the civilizations and nations of the Mediterranean world have interacted with and influenced one another with particular emphasis on religion, gender roles, art and architecture, technological innovation, commerce, migration, slavery, government, political ideology and war. The influence of contacts between the Mediterranean world and the Atlantic and Pacific worlds are also considered.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST2440 History of the Pacific World

This course is a survey history of the Pacific world — the societies and nations that border on the Pacific Ocean or that have been active in settling in the Pacific, from pre-history to the 1970s. Among the nations and societies to be studied are China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, Samoa, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, the United States and Mexico. Focus is on the ways in which the societies, cultures and nations of the Pacific world have interacted with one another with particular emphasis on religion, commerce, exploration, colonization, labor and war, and the effect that these interactions have had on individual societies. The relationships between Europe and Africa and the Pacific world are also studied.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST3010 Modern History

This course provides an in-depth analysis of the major ideas and forces in the Western world during the 20th century. It reviews significant figures and events, as well as the seminal forces that have led to current conditions.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST3020 A Multicultural History of America

In this class students survey the broad currents of American history through the lens of immigration, race and ethnicity. Beginning with the colonization of North America, students study the experiences of Native Americans and immigrants from diverse points of origin across four centuries. Students use firsthand narratives, period fiction, contemporary journalism, and historical scholarship to interrogate the shifting nature of American identity from colonial "contact" through the present day.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST3100 Contemporary American History: The United States in a Global Age

This course addresses the recent history of the United States from the end of World War II to the present day, taking as its focus America's increasingly dominant role in world affairs. It traces America's rise as a global military and economic power and explores the implications of such might and affluence on American culture, foreign policy and liberation struggles here and abroad. Topics addressed include the Cold War, Vietnam War and Iraq War, liberal and conservative presidential politics, and the critiques that emerged from the left and the right.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST3200 American Government

This course involves an examination of the political and governmental system of the United States, the principles upon which it is founded, and the institutions and systems which comprise it. Topics to be discussed are constitutional foundations, federalism, political parties, public opinion, interest group activities, civil liberties and decision-making in institutions of American national government, such as Congress, the presidency and the Supreme Court.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST3400 African American History

This course explores the history of people of African ancestry in the United States from the colonial period to the present day with special focus on the transition from slavery to freedom to full citizenship over the course of the 18th–20th centuries. Among the topics studied are African American religion and spirituality, African American involvement in political and social reform movements, the role played by African Americans in the U.S. economy, and African American contributions to American culture. Interracial interaction, the social construction of “blackness,” and the construction of gender roles within the African American community are also major themes of the course.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST3500 History of Health and Medicine in the Western World

This course studies the history of health and medicine in the Western world. It examines how scientific, religious and cultural ideas regarding health and wellness have changed over time and traces the development of the institutional framework of healthcare in the West. The course also investigates how ideas regarding sex, gender, race, ethnicity and class have influenced cultural understandings of illness and the effect of these ideas on medical treatment and access to healthcare for women, people of color and the poor.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP1001 Orientation to the Hospitality Industry

This course introduces the student to the dynamic world of hospitality. One of the largest industries in the world, hospitality includes travel and tourism, food and beverage, hotels and resorts, meetings and conferences, entertainment, cruising, and theme parks. An overview of this interconnecting service industry also enables the student to explore a large number of career possibilities. This course also exposes the student to various academic opportunities.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP1015 Managing the Hotel Guest Experience

This course familiarizes students with the foundations of managing the guest experience within a hotel rooms division. Students focus on the critical management components and operational procedures of the front-of-the-house including: management of guest expectations, selling guest rooms and services, rooms forecasting, basic revenue management, teamwork, and interdepartmental relationships.
Prerequisite(s): FSM1001 or HOSP1001 or SEE1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP2011 Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management

This course familiarizes students with the scope of sales, meeting and convention management within the hospitality industry. The reciprocal relationship between selling and service is presented within the context of hospitality marketing practices.
Prerequisite(s): FSM1001 or HOSP1001 or MRKT1001 or SEE1001, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP2040 Human Resources Management in Service Organizations

Leaders in today’s service-related businesses manage a diverse group of employees and are responsible for complying with employment laws and human resource policies. This course prepares students for situations they will encounter as they develop and apply sound human resource management principles. Students learn about the best practices of human resource management including recruiting, interviewing, selection, orientation, training, performance evaluation, discipline, terminations and employee and union relations.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP2050 International Tour and Hotel Operations

This course focuses on cultural, political, legal, and economic forces and their impact on tourism and how hospitality management practices differ among countries. Students plan and participate in tours and professional site visits to gain first-hand knowledge of the international travel experience. This course is taught only on a campus outside of the United States during a study abroad program.
Prerequisite(s): Must be accepted in Study Abroad program.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP2070 The Gaming Industry

This introductory course is designed to familiarize students with the many facets of the gaming industry. Students gain an understanding of the development of the gaming industry in the United States and a comprehension of the primary forms of gambling. This course delves into the current gaming environment in the United States and researches international gaming destinations. Students are introduced to a variety of career opportunities within the industry.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP2120 Facilities Management in Residential Hospitality

This course introduces and familiarizes students with the foundations of engineering systems relating to the management of such residential hospitality properties as condominiums, apartments and long-term care facilities. The students should be able to manage engineering system operations and resolve issues encountered daily in any type of residential organization.
Prerequisite(s): HOSP1001.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

HOSP2260 Exploring the Private Club Industry

This introductory level course examines the private club industry and its unique operational and managerial characteristics. Emphasis is placed on providing an immersion exploration of understanding the manager’s role with the governing board or ownership principals, membership value proposition, staffing and the management of the clubhouse and recreational activities. The student is provided the opportunity to tour clubs and participate in Club Management Association of America CMAA and regional educational and networking experiences.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP3005 Leading Service Excellence in the Hospitality Industry

This upper-level guest service management course is designed to familiarize the student with principles of leading change, process improvement methodologies and how they affect organizations, and employees within hospitality organizations. Focusing exclusively on the unique challenges of the intangible service delivery requirements of the hospitality industry, this course incorporates Six Sigma and Lean methodologies. Emphasis is on root cause identification, problem-solving techniques, process effectiveness measurements in the service environment, and decision-making skills using relevant analytical tools.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP3012 Sustainable Hotel Support Operations

This course gives students a working knowledge of hotel support services, including facilities operations within a lodging context. Essential elements of engineering, housekeeping, and safety and security are discussed from a sustainability perspective. Students focus on managerial, financial and legal issues related to these departments. Current issues of sustainable operations with regard to environmental, social and ecological aspects affecting the hospitality industry are addressed.
Prerequisite(s): HOSP1015.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP3053 Hospitality Strategic Marketing

This course examines the broad scope of hospitality marketing. The emphasis is on hospitality marketing strategic planning, as well as the use of integrated marketing communications to build relationships. Topics include marketing foundations, strategic planning, consumer/organizational buying, market segmentation/targeting/positioning, and digital marketing.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP3077 Revenue Management

This course examines and illustrates the strategies, principles and techniques of revenue management as they relate to lodging, travel/tourism, food service and facilities management. The relationship between accurate forecasting, overbooking, reservation systems, marketing issues, pricing and e-commerce as they relate to financial decision making is investigated. Students are required to analyze revenue management scenarios.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001 or ECON1002, HOSP1015.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP3085 International Hotel Operations, Development and Management

This course focuses on the development and management of multinational hotel properties. Students participate in a week-long study abroad experience. Students learn the skills and abilities necessary to become a global hospitality manager, including managing a diverse, multicultural staff; developing strategies to satisfy international guests; and working as an expatriate manager. Trends in the global hotel industry are also examined.
Prerequisite(s): HOSP2040 or MGMT2001, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP3087 International Hotel Development

The course focuses on the development and management of multinational hotel properties. Students learn the skills and abilities necessary to become a global hospitality manager, including managing a diverse, multicultural staff; developing strategies to satisfy international guests; and working as an expatriate manager. Trends in the global hotel industry are also examined.
Prerequisite(s): HOSP2040 or MGMT2001, junior status.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

HOSP3105 Casino Operations Management

This course provides students with the tools and techniques necessary to achieve optimal control of a casino operation. The organization of casinos and casino hotels and resorts is illustrated and students explore the areas of licensing, regulations and oversight for these operations. Throughout this course students are exposed to the reporting techniques used to circumvent money laundering, control credit and ensure internal operational control.
Prerequisite(s): HOSP2070.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP3420 Introduction to Residential Property Operations Management

This course familiarizes students with the foundations of managerial competencies necessary to direct and supervise property-related duties involving such residential properties as condominiums, apartments and long-term care facilities. Students learn to manage operations and resolve issues and problems encountered in day-to-day management situations in any type of residential organization.
Prerequisite(s): HOSP2040 or MGMT2001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP3440 Resort, Vacation Ownership and Spa Management

This course examines the concepts and issues regarding resort management in such areas as ski, beach and golf resorts. The principles and concepts of the marketing and management of vacation ownership properties and spas are covered.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP4040 Hotel Asset Management

This course focuses on the issues related to the maximization of hotel asset value. Processes of feasibility analysis and benchmarking are covered. Capital investment decision tools, value proposition of franchising and marketing affiliations, and the role of the asset management professional in the hotel environment are also discussed.
Prerequisite(s): HOSP3077.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP4055 Hospitality Operations Analysis

The course builds on concepts introduced and reinforced in courses across the curriculum in the areas of forecasting, marketing and revenue performance analysis, the management of labor costs, purchasing and inventory control, the integration of changes in the balance sheet with income statement results, and the prioritization of capital expenditures. The course is highly applied in nature and gives students the opportunities to learn and practice the business critical skills they will need upon graduation.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT3150 or FISV2000 (or concurrent), junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP5020 Strategic Marketing in Service Dominant Logic

This course is designed for students to build on previous marketing knowledge and apply problem-solving and critical-thinking skills important for hospitality business managers and leaders. Students analyze service marketing through the service dominant logic paradigm emphasizing the process of service as a bundle of economic-actor solutions. Through case studies, course readings, activities and student presentation opportunities, students describe the value propositions of each economic actor in the service ecosystem, discuss the interdependent co-creation of value relationship between each economic actor, and identify each actor as a resource integrator. Additionally students examine the service marketing's application to higher education and training, and compare and contrast the needs of these markets with those of hospitality and consumers. Students also generate plans to measure service quality using current and generally accepted marketing tools.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

HOSP6030 Franchising and Licensing

This advanced course focuses on growing a business through cooperative strategies, especially franchising and licensing. Economic concepts underlying franchising are reviewed. Students learn to determine when franchising or licensing are appropriate growth strategies for a company. This course covers key management, operations and legal issues involved with these growth strategies. Implementation of a franchising strategy is covered in detail, including policy development, penetration of new markets, fostering franchisor-franchisee relationships through channel communications and creating a sustainable competitive advantage.
Prerequisite(s): HOSP5020 or MRKT5500.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP6050 Benchmarking and Operations Analysis in the Hospitality Industry

This course is designed to familiarize the student with benchmarking and operations analysis tools and techniques used in the hospitality industry. The process of internal and external benchmarking as well as the analysis of marketing, financial, operational and guest satisfaction metrics are covered. Focus is on the analysis and performance critique of multi-unit operations.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

HOSP6060 Corporate Social Responsibility

This course provides a conceptual and practical overview of the role of a business in contemporary society. Students use academic literature and current business scenarios to explore the social context of economic systems. Students further examine the concepts of business ethics and corporate legitimacy through the lens of contemporary business practices.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP6080 Experience, Adventure and Education Tourism

This course is intended to give students an in-depth analysis of consumer motivation for participatory travel relating to hands-on experiences, involved education and adventure tours. Focus is on the management of businesses whose products provide deeply memorable experiences for those participating in an activity. The course examines ecotourism, culture-based tourism, gastro-tourism and adventure travel. Students explore the history, outcomes and future potential of experience tourism in various global destinations.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP6120 Organizational Behavior in the Hospitality Industry

This course is designed to immerse the student in the basic concepts of organizational behavior and organizational structures in the context of the hospitality industry. Focus is on the impact of structural and leadership models that have proven successful in the intangible service delivery environment. Emphasis is also placed on the management of diverse personality types and skill levels, effective leadership and motivation of cross-functional teams, and design of financial and non-financial incentives to drive performance.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP6130 Competitive Strategies in Hospitality

This course provides students a thorough view of strategic management in the context of the hospitality industry. Students are exposed to the operational strategic response to internal and external conditions. Students analyze hospitality companies and make recommendations as a result of the strategic management process.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

HOSP6509 Hospitality and Tourism Global Issues

This course presents an advanced study of the evolution, growth, mission and roles of the different types of senior property managers and corporate officers of various hospitality and tourism organizations. The course explores major emerging issues and problems that impact the domestic and global lodging industry, as well as current issues and trends confronting the fast development of tourism activity at both national and international levels. Students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to undertake leadership roles in the increasingly interdependent and complex hospitality industry. Group and individual research examine trends, as well as industry-wide problems and concerns of current interest.
Prerequisite(s): RSCH5700 or RSCH5800.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP6526 Information Technology in Hospitality and Tourism

This course is designed to provide the student with a perspective of the technological needs of a hospitality/tourism organization. Students conduct research in the areas of data and analytics, customer experience, point-of-sale, property management, online tourism marketing, and information security. Students explore the issues pertaining to operations and management in the industry by employing creative problem-solving solutions utilizing today’s information technologies.
Prerequisite(s): RSCH5700 or RSCH5800.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP6900 Hospitality Capstone

This capstone course prepares students for specific career goals by drawing on knowledge from other courses and relating them to their intended future in the hospitality industry. Students develop a research project that demonstrates their professional writing abilities and their ability to apply advanced hospitality/education theories in simulated or real-world situations.
Prerequisite(s): HOSP6130.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

HRM5010 Human Resource Management

This course provides students with an overall study of human resource management. Students learn about the different personnel management systems and how each is interdependent in supporting organizational strategy. Case studies and exercises are used to provide analogous scenarios for students to apply course knowledge.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HRM5020 Labor and Employee Relations

This course presents various labor and employment law issues that employers and employees confront in today's union and non-union corporate environments. The course surveys the effects of union organization and representation, collective bargaining negotiations, the grievance and arbitration processes, and the laws, agencies and issues impacting labor-management relations in the public and private sector. Also discussed are various other legal issues including privacy, wages and salaries, and employee misconduct.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HRM5030 Strategic Compensation and Benefits

This course reviews the fundamentals of wage and salary programs, including developing job descriptions, performing job evaluations, conducting salary surveys, adjusting pay structures, considering differentials and relating pay to performance. Benefit programs and related employee incentive and service programs are also covered. Ways to link performance to both monetary and non-monetary rewards are reviewed, including profit sharing, bonus plans, stock options, awards and special rewards for managerial personnel. Legislative restraints and tax treatments are discussed and behavioral theories are highlighted as they apply in this area.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HRM5040 Organizational Training and Development

This course examines the role of human resource development in organizations as a tool for enhancing employee performance and assisting organizations with managing change. Strategies for assessing, designing, implementing and evaluating training and organizational development initiatives that advance employee and organizational performance are analyzed. This course also explores the role of human resources in impacting executive leadership, line management and staff development. Other topics discussed include succession planning, on-boarding, orientation, performance appraisals and coaching.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HRM5050 Strategic Recruiting, Retention and Succession

This course addresses the legal, ethical and economic factors that affect recruitment, selection, placement and appraisal. Students distinguish among effective recruiting methods using internal and external selection processes. This course also discusses the requirements for a comprehensive job analysis and the development of job descriptions. Other topics discussed include organizational exit, retention, succession planning and employee records management.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC1010 Introduction to Health Professions

This course is designed to survey different types of health professions for those in pursuit of a healthcare career. Students are provided with information about all training, educational and certification requirements for the professions discussed in class. Students learn how each of the professions plays a role in providing care in the healthcare system and how the professions interact with one another. Case studies introduce students to different scenarios in which various healthcare professions interact to solve complex patient problems.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
1 Semester Credit

HSC1020 Medical Terminology

This course provides an overview of medical terminology, the basis of the language used in healthcare. Students are introduced to the principles of medical word building, analysis and pronunciation, and define and interpret medical word parts and terms associated with the body using a systems approach. Common medical abbreviations applicable to each system are also defined.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
1 Semester Credit

HSC1100 Determinants of Health

This course provides students with an overview of the determinants of health as described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The determinants of health are critical for understanding the impact of factors outside of genetics/biology on a population’s health. A variety of topics are examined including a population-based overview of the determinants of health using the framework of social, physical, ecological and behavioral causation.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC1230 Introduction to Public Health

This course explores what public health means and how it impacts our lives through environment, policy, communication and personal relationships. Students are introduced to the basics of the public health system, covering the basic definition of public health, how we analyze public health problems, defining the biomedical basis of public health, and describing social and behavioral factors related to health interaction and medical care issues. This course uses case studies and real-life scenarios of challenges faced and the strategies implemented for working with communities on specific health issues that have the potential to impact a population.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC2100 Epidemiology

This course provides a systematic approach for acquiring and evaluating information on the distribution and causes of disease and other health outcomes in populations. Topics include epidemiologic methodologies utilized in health-related areas other than public health, such as clinical medicine, health administration, dentistry, occupational health and nursing. The link between epidemiology and the traditional liberal arts, such as social justice and health disparities, is discussed.
Prerequisite(s): HSC1230, MATH2001 or MATH2010.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC2130 Mindfulness for Health & Wellbeing

This course provides students with the opportunity to learn the principles of mindfulness, develop their own mindfulness mediation practice, and apply principles of mindfulness to daily life. This course also provides students with an overview of the relationship between mindfulness meditation and physical and mental health. Students learn mindfulness strategies to work with thoughts, emotions and sensations, while developing their capacity to enhance mind-body awareness of present-moment experience. Students in this course research the evidence supporting the use of mindfulness and meditation to improve overall physical and mental health outcomes. This course also introduces students to the public health implications of incorporating mindfulness into community-based and traditional medical settings. This course combines didactic, experiential, group and presentation-based learning.
Prerequisite(s): HSC1230 or PSYC1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC2230 Introduction to Global Health

This course introduces students to the major global health challenges, programs and policies that countries throughout the world make decisions about on a day-to-day basis. Students are introduced to the differences in global health status and disease prevalence and many of the factors that play a role in the reasons why some countries are able to eradicate disease more easily than others. Political, monetary and ideological values, as well as environmental factors, all play a role in creating health disparities globally. Discussion includes why people in some countries are healthier than those in others and why there are differences in resource allocation among these countries. Students are introduced to principal global health concepts such as the burden of disease, epidemiology, policy analysis and comparative health systems. Students learn to differentiate problems across countries and use learned skills to problem solve and communicate policy goals.
Prerequisite(s): HSC1230.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC2310 Introduction to Healthcare in the United States

This course introduces students to the organization, finance and delivery of healthcare in the United States. Students discuss how the structure of the healthcare system affects health outcomes for all populations. As part of this course, students explore the underlying principles of public and private health insurance. The course focuses on health policy reforms for both payers, providers, and patients and the challenges often faced with implementing reform. The influence of politics, economics, and environmental factors on delivery of healthcare services is discussed as well as how those factors affect patient outcomes and decision-making. In addition to the payment system, the course also introduces students to where healthcare is delivered and how care is regulated at both the state and federal level.
Prerequisite(s): HSC1230.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC2330 Healthcare Organizational Theory and Management

Students in this course examine the dynamic nature of organizations in the health services field and the administrative approaches in public and private agencies in the health sector. The healthcare system in the United States operates outside of traditional business norms, requiring leaders to understand the management principles that deliver healthcare services with high quality outcomes all while maintaining costs. Students explore healthcare management techniques through the lens of patients, providers and payers. This course also examines various principles of strategic management amidst the ever-changing regulatory environment with a focus on improving organizational efficiency, effectiveness and efficacy through leadership principles.
Prerequisite(s): HSC1230.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC2400 Research Methods for Health Science

This course introduces students to ecological, experimental and observational research methods that are necessary to conduct research in the health sciences and public health. Students discover the differentiating contributions of qualitative and quantitative research methods to the understanding of health and the disease process, as well as explore the role of innovative research designs, such as community-based participatory research, ecological momentary assessment, and mixed-methods designs. Students explore the relationship between methodological decisions and the strength of research findings. As part of the course, students develop a working knowledge of measurement theory; the validity and reliability of health-based measures; and population sampling techniques. Research ethics, including research funding and dissemination, are emphasized through historical and modern lenses, and past ethical errors relevant to the development of modern bioethical principles are discussed. Ethical codes created and supported by the American Medical Association and the American Public Health Association are prioritized. Students demonstrate their knowledge through the development of a research plan on a health or public health topic of their choice.
Prerequisite(s): (ESS2010/ESS2015 or HSC1230) and MATH2001 or MATH2010, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC3200 Health Education and Program Planning

This course is a study of the processes involved in planning health education and health promotion programs. Emphasis is on community analysis, including social assessment, epidemiological assessment, behavioral assessment and environmental/ecological assessment. Program implementation and assessment are also examined. Additionally, behavior theory is discussed to reflect the symbiotic nature between the target population and the service provider(s).
Prerequisite(s): HSC2100, MATH2001 or MATH2010.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC3300 Comparative Healthcare Systems

This course is designed to provide an in-depth survey of the structure, function and comparative performance of a variety of healthcare delivery and financing systems in the U.S. and other countries, and explores contemporary issues affecting the institutions that provide healthcare and the people who seek health services. The course also covers the historical development of international healthcare systems, the organization and financing of systems of care, and the policy process and priority setting. Finally, the course covers current efforts at healthcare reform.
Prerequisite(s): HSC1010, HSC1230.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC3410 Quality Improvement in Healthcare Organizations

Quality improvement in healthcare is designed to improve patient safety, patient-reported outcomes, and overall health equity among patient populations. Students in this course learn about the history of quality improvement and how this movement significantly changed the healthcare landscape in the United States during the past few decades. This course also covers methods for measuring, managing and improving the quality of healthcare. Students learn the principles of quality improvement and how to apply these principles in practical healthcare settings. This course focuses on current reform efforts focused on use of performance measures, quality reporting, and incentives as a way to improve quality across the healthcare system.
Prerequisite(s): HSC2330.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC3430 Healthcare Research Ethics

In this course, students discuss research ethics and management within a healthcare setting. Preceding events to the implementation of modern research policies are explored, and students learn the role of the institutional review board. Students discuss the grant acquisition process, intellectual property issues in research, conflicts of interest and publication ethics.
Prerequisite(s): HSC2400.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC3500 Current Issues in Health

This course allows students to examine the etiology and outcomes of recent or novel health events. Emphasis is put on developments within the health, public health, and healthcare fields within the previous 12 months, and topics may be nationally or globally relevant. Potential topics include emerging infectious disease outbreaks, changes in chronic disease trends, health care reform, and program or policy implementation. The course requires students to apply practical and theoretical knowledge towards the discovery of the causes of disease and the identification of effective disease prevention or treatment plans.
Prerequisite(s): HSC2100.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC4100 Health Policy, Ethics and the Law

This course is designed to introduce students to topics that involve ethical issues in decision-making for public health issues that society faces every day. Students are exposed to a variety of issues in public health and provided examples of the process used to determine ethical trade-offs before decisions are made in the world of public health and healthcare. Topics include issues of conflict with values held by some stakeholders or members of the public; political and social circumstances; and when to impose restrictions on the freedom of individuals to protect the health of the community and the duties and obligations owed by citizens to the wider community.
Prerequisite(s): HSC1230, HSC2100.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC4310 Innovations in Healthcare Finance and Delivery Systems

Alternative payment models have emerged as innovative ways to contain costs and increase quality in delivery of healthcare services in the United States. Students in this course explore the new approaches to improving efficiency in care delivery and how to develop new ways to pay for that care. This course introduces students to the different strategies used in pay for performance programs, accountable care organizations, and other reforms implemented for provider-based incentives and care coordination. This course also explores the different health reforms passed as a way to integrate payment and service delivery to patients in the United States.
Prerequisite(s): HSC2310.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC4900 Data and Evidence in Health: Research Capstone

This course is designed to provide students with a context for performing research using different types of health data and to understand the differences across data types. Data as a decision-making tool is discussed as it pertains to issues in health, including making public health policy decisions, implementing new legislation, or deciding whether or not a drug is effective. Students perform an independent research study, beginning with the conceptualization of the research question, to selecting the appropriate data to create an analysis to be shared with colleagues. This is a capstone course that teaches students to transform their fundamental knowledge of public health research and methods in order to complete a research project using methods appropriate for public health research questions.
Prerequisite(s): (ESS2010/ESS2015 or HSC2100), HSC2400 and MATH2001 or MATH2010, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC5020 Foundations of Public Health

In this course, students explore the history of public health, and trace the historical developments that have led to modern U.S. public health structure and function. Integration of public health services within the healthcare and other related systems is discussed, and students compare the U.S. public health and healthcare systems with those implemented abroad. Students also learn issues related to workforce development within the public health field and assessing future needs in this area.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC5080 Health and Healthcare

Using the Social Ecological Model as a guide, students learn the intra-personal, interpersonal, community, cultural, economic and political determinants of health. Health inequities that arise due to the social determinants of health are discussed, and relevant sociological concepts, such as social justice, are introduced. Students also discuss the role of globalization on health, including international trade, transnational corporations, and the internationalization of health. All topics are discussed within the context of national and international health concerns.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC5100 Healthy Planet

Students discuss the environmental factors that influence population health, including pollution, environmental degradation, and climate change. Students also learn about the relationship between the health of the environmental ecosystem, animal health, and human health using the “One Health” model as a guide. Policy and regulations related to environmental health, and their impact on health, are discussed. As part of these discussions, students learn the details of the policy-making process and the ethical principles used when considering environmental interventions.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC5120 Health Trends

Students learn the core epidemiological principles and practices that are used to determine the health status of communities. Students then apply these principles to examine the major causes and trends of morbidity and mortality at the local, state and national level. The utility of disease prevention efforts, such as screening and health promotion, at multiple stages of disease are discussed, and students learn to assess community health needs and disease prevention capacity.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC5150 Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

Students in this course are introduced to the basic principles of biostatistics while applying those principles to the prevention and control of chronic disease. Chronic diseases are defined and characterized. Foundational principles of biostatistics are then introduced, including data types and distribution theory. Students learn to use descriptive and inferential statistical tests to identify disease trends, the risk and protective factors of chronic disease, and the effectiveness of chronic disease interventions.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC5180 Discrimination and Health

Students in this course discuss the role of historical and modern privilege, prejudice, discrimination and racism in shaping the current health and healthcare environment. Students learn how discriminatory policies and practices, past and present, from the individual to the structural level, negatively impact population physical and mental health throughout the life course and lead to health inequities. Students also discuss the effectiveness of efforts and interventions to reverse these trends.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC5220 Insights into Vulnerable Populations

In this course, students learn qualitative research methods while exploring issues related to sexual and reproductive health. The purpose and usefulness of key informant interviews, focus groups, medical record reviews, and other forms of archival review are discussed, and qualitative data analysis techniques are introduced. Students then learn how to use qualitative research to investigate relevant topics such as sexual and gender expression, sexual well-being, sexual assault, discrimination against sexual minorities, and culture and gender-based norms.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC5260 Advocating for Healthier Diets

Students in this course learn how to resolve issues in the American food system and the American diet by using a systems thinking approach. Using visual models as a guide, strengths and deficits in the food system are identified, and potential change targets are detected. Then, students learn how to build coalitions and advocate for policy and program change as a key tool to improve the public’s health.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC5290 Combatting Infectious Disease

Preventing the spread of infectious disease has re-emerged as a key factor in significantly improving the public’s health. In this course, students learn the epidemiology of infectious diseases, including types of agents, disease spread, invasiveness, virulence, and effective public health interventions. Then, students learn best practices when communicating to different population groups about infectious disease to decrease barriers to use and increase fidelity of infectious disease interventions. The role of cultural competence in public health communications is also discussed.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC5320 Cultural Competency to Improve Health

Students learn U.S. and worldwide historical and current trends in mental illness, including disease screening efforts and DSM-V and ICD-11 diagnostic criteria. Risk factors and protective factors at the individual, interpersonal, community and environmental level are explored, and treatment options are discussed. Students discuss the impact of culture and language on the recognition and approach to mental health, including barriers and stigma that may arise. Students then develop a culturally competent program to decrease the burden of mental illness.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC5350 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Students discuss the issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as an essential part of team, program and organizational development. Students learn fundamental DEI principles, different groups that DEI initiatives need to consider, and held biases against such groups. The function and application of DEI in team building, leadership, and workplace environment are examined. Students also discuss the individual and societal effects of DEI initiatives.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC5380 Policy of Addiction

In this course, students discuss current trends in the use of legal and illegal psychoactive substances, such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and opioids. State, national and international policies that prevent or promote psychoactive substance use are explored, and the effect of policies on substance use are discussed, with a focus on the role of policy in creating or eliminating health disparities. Then, students learn how to evaluate policy effectiveness using scientifically appropriate methodologies.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC5420 Community Organizing

In this course, students learn the principles, purpose and activities involved in community organizing for a public health-related cause. Real-world examples are used to demonstrate effective and successful organizing activities. As part of this process, students discuss leadership theories, management strategies, negotiation tactics, and the role of mediation. Students also learn to identify the necessary tools and resources required for a successful community-organizing campaign and ensure long-term sustainability.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC6110 Epidemiology and Food Safety

This course provides students with an introduction to epidemiologic methods used in foodborne disease outbreak investigation. Emphasis is put on the importance of surveillance in detecting various types of foodborne disease (e.g. bacteria, virus, parasite, etc.). In particular, students learn systematic approaches for collecting and analyzing data on the distribution of foodborne illness to identify the points of contamination and causes of foodborne disease. Both epidemiologic methods and molecular methods are presented to identify the causes of foodborne disease outbreaks. Finally, students evaluate the effectiveness of foodborne disease outbreak investigations using various case studies.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC6120 Improving Community Health

With faculty support, students work with community partners and stakeholders to apply learned knowledge in real-world settings. In the classroom, students learn the principles and process of developing community interventions and producing high-quality work products to improve population health.
Prerequisite(s): HSC5220.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HSC6920 Public Health Capstone

Students in this course complete an integrative learning experience under faculty supervision. Students learn to apply their foundational public health knowledge to real-world situations using scientifically and field appropriate methods.
Prerequisite(s): HSC6120.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HUM3060 History/Sociology Abroad

The course is a merger of two disciplines in an attempt to gain understanding of the human experience while living in a particular culture. The summer program is a unique hands on opportunity supported by pre-trip research and assignments. The goal is to leave the visited country with disciplined insight into the history and society of the foreign country.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

HUM3200 Honors Seminar: American Music Cultures

This honors seminar introduces students to the foundational texts of cultural studies, popular culture studies, musicology and ethnography, and builds toward an understanding of how we use music to create and maintain social identities. Students complete research projects on a particular musical genre and subculture. Focus is on cultural analysis within social and historical contexts (drawing on the fields of literary criticism, history, sociology and music), which provides students with an opportunity to analyze and synthesize complex material encompassing multiple disciplines. Students are equipped with skills essential to the production of an Honors thesis, based on original research and analysis. A technical understanding of music and music theory is not a prerequisite for this course.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1024 or English placement, honors or SHARP status, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

IBUS2002 International Business

This course is designed to provide structured approaches for analyzing the rapidly evolving field of international business. Topics include the nature of international business, the international monetary system, the foreign environment, and strategies of how management can deal with environmental forces. Selected case studies should encourage students to evaluate and discuss courses of action taken by companies and industries in the global marketplace. Theoretical foundations of international business and real-world scenarios help prepare students to operate more effectively in the changing global business environment.
Prerequisite(s): BUS1001, sophomore status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

IBUS2020 Seminar on the European Union

This course deals with the detailed study of the development of the European community and the implications that it has for American business. Specific companies in selected countries are studied as to how they are affected by community laws, tariffs and production regulations. Considerable emphasis is placed on outside speakers, articles and video cases.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IBUS2031 Global Studies: China

This course provides an integrative view of Chinese business, economics, politics, culture and history. Students discuss current events and their relevance with respect to international trade and business relations. The interdisciplinary approach challenges students to critically evaluate existing business models for China and provides them with the information and intellectual flexibility that cross-cultural managers need to keep up with the fast pace of business development in the region.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

IBUS2032 Global Studies: Pacific Rim

This course introduces students to the cultural, political, business, trade and economic contexts of the United States' most important trading partners on the Pacific Rim. Students immerse themselves in discussions and workshops that are focused on all business related dimensions of international trade. The course is intended for students who are interested in International Business or are considering business careers that require interdisciplinary skills and the emotional intelligence to navigate a multidimensional global business environment.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

IBUS2033 Global Studies: Latin America & the Caribbean

This course addresses the many characteristics of this region, from wealthy areas to poverty stricken countries. Our southern neighbors are struggling with democratic norms, repression, and economic and business development. Culturally diverse, people of the region have found ways to express themselves through modern and traditional art. Students engage in discussions and projects that challenge them to analyze a variety of business and trade models for this dynamically growing area of the world.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

IBUS2034 Global Studies: Russia & Eastern Europe

This course give students insight into two regions that despite economic modernization and democratization have yet to catch up to the living standard of their western neighbors. Russia and Eastern Europe are facing challenges that are — in part — created by their vast geographical expanse, diverse cultures and struggles to leave communist political, economic and business structures behind. Students work with case studies and engage in project work to analyze dynamically evolving business and trade opportunities.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

IBUS2036 Global Studies: Africa & the Middle East

This course enables students to undertake interdisciplinary research of African and Middle Eastern business, economic development, politics, culture, art and history. As a foundation, students gain insight into the geographic, demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the region. Rigorous discussion addresses the problems of economic development, with emphasis on economic growth, international trade, and structural change. In case studies using recent business scenarios, students analyze current problems and propose strategies that might address them. Projects help students focus on how to expand business relations to the region.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

IBUS3040 International Culture and Protocol

This course focuses on cultural diversity. Students gain knowledge of international cultures and protocol, which are the critical building blocks of success in conducting business internationally. The ability to build bridges between people from different countries and with different ethnic backgrounds is emphasized in this course.
Prerequisite(s): BUS1001, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

IBUS4055 International Resource Management

Slow economic growth and sovereign debt mark an era of economic and managerial reorientation and renewal. Students explore the opportunities of efficient resource use and innovation as a creative response to changed international economic and trade conditions. The course analyzes environmental realities on five continents and uses methods of environmental economics and business management to explore the effects of trade patterns and their impact on the quality of life internationally. Alternative approaches to energy production, trash management, and other resource relevant issues are discussed. Students completing this course have a better understanding of the new, post-material economy and its demands on individual and managerial change.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1002 or IBUS2002, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

IBUS4082 Operations Management and Process Improvement Abroad

In this course, students actively participate in an operations continuous improvement project with an international corporation abroad. Hosted by an international partner, students spend a week in classes and lectures, preparing for an intensive project week. Students focus on a continuous improvement and cost management project, working directly with the corporation’s executives and staff. Along the way students have a chance to tour the host country and visit key cultural sites. This experience provides a professionally focused work experience in their future field and opportunities to learn to navigate cultural barriers when working with an international management team.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT3035 or MGMT2030, 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3-6 Semester Credits

IBUS5511 Global Economic Environments

This course presents various theories and practices of globalization, international trade, importing, exporting, finance and international risk assessment. Topics examined include globalization, absolute and comparative advantage, tariffs, non-tariff barriers to trade, importing and exporting, regional trade agreements, trade policies for developing nations, immigration, foreign investment, and the effect of public policy on international trade. In addition, students gain insight into the ethical, international and multicultural dimensions of organizational behavior.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of required foundation courses.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

IBUS6020 Global Business Negotiations

This course is designed to provide students with the theory and practice of international business negotiation that would allow them to conduct talks successfully in a variety of international settings. It exposes students as managers to a broad spectrum of business negotiation issues across the board and assists them to feel comfortable in an interactive international trade environment. A basic assumption of the course is that the contemporary manager handling business internationally is required to have both analytic and interpersonal skills to conduct full-fledged negotiation effectively and successfully. This course is designed to give students the opportunity to develop these types of negotiation skills through a learning experience. Every class deals with an aspect of negotiation in-depth, explains various key notions, discusses home-assigned readings, and investigates important issues that have been brought up with regard to the way prospective managers handle negotiation.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES1010 Introduction to 3D Design

This class is a hands-on introduction to designing in form and space. Students investigate form, perception and descriptive language across a variety of mediums. Students experiment with measurement techniques (manual and digital) and practice using projected drawing documentation.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES1030 Direct Modeling

Direct modeling introduces students to Computer Aided Design (CAD). Students study the current landscape of CAD technologies and how different software tools match up with common design problems. The class then focuses on one common direct modeling software to teach the basics of 2D drafting, 3D modeling and output workflows.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES2010 Human Factors

This class introduces the concepts of ergonomics, usability and user-focused design. Students study human performance including physical, psychological and behavioral capabilities and how our understanding of those capabilities determine aesthetics and standards in design practice. Students conduct primary and secondary research and use case studies to discuss how research can inform design process. A final project assessing and proposing a modification to an existing product allows students to apply their understanding of how user needs can drive design decision-making.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES2020 Studio - Iteration

This course focuses on iteration and prototyping, the core of an investigative design process. Students experience a variety of prototyping techniques and learn of their application. Students develop a series of design proposals, using the critical ideation cycle: 1) Ideate, 2) Prototype and 3) Evaluate.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES2030 Studio - User Centered Design

This course further develops the understanding of human factors in design and challenges students to practice the iterative approach to develop a series of design proposals that demonstrate user-centered design.
Prerequisite(s): IDES2010.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES2040 Materials and Processes

This course develops a practical understanding of physical, digital and virtual materials and material conversion processes used in product development. Students investigate material properties through research, simulation and prototyping. Students use basic statics calculations to quantify material properties and make performance predictions. In short design projects, students incorporate their understanding of material properties and material conversion processes into their use of Computer Assisted Design tools.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES2050 Parametric Modeling

Parametric modeling introduces students to Parametric Computer Aided Design (CAD). Students contextualize parametric CAD software within the current landscape of CAD technologies and how different types of parametric CAD (BIM, solid modeling, visual programming) apply to common design problems. The class then focuses on one common parametric modeling software to teach the basics of 2D drafting, 3D modeling and parametric workflows, focusing on the unique capabilities and efficiencies offered by parametric CAD.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES2060 Studio - Form Finding

This course explores the relationships connecting form, aesthetics, human factors and material optimization. Methods of form finding are introduced through a series of design proposals. Each project emphasizes varying connections and priorities.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES3010 System Design

This course introduces system thinking and system design techniques. Students practice interpreting, visualizing and analyzing products, organizations, and experiences as systems. Practices include diagramming, modeling and simulating. Students examine products in both micro and macro systems.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES3020 Studio - Systems of Production

In this course students work with materials and processes and incorporate system design. Students develop a series of design proposals, each associated with an existing production system and the associated material and process constraints.
Prerequisite(s): IDES2040.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES3030 Simulation, Analysis and Optimization

This course expands on students' understanding of systems thinking and their ability to predict and optimize system performance. Specifically, students practice modeling systems using qualitative and quantitative representation. Students practice using basic statistical methods to quantify system performance and draw relationships between system input, system relationships and system output. Students explore modern simulation techniques to make predictions of complex or stochastic processes.
Prerequisite(s): IDES3010.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES3040 Studio - Ethical Design

This course challenges students to expand their consideration of the impact of design beyond the end user and direct stakeholders. Projects require students to address the broader impacts of a design proposal, the responsibilities of a designer to society, how one navigates conflicting obligations, and how user needs are valued and prioritized.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES3050 Emerging Design Technologies

This course is an opportunity for students to explore the cutting edge of CAD, CAM, RP, IoT and other technologies driving changes in the design industry. The course starts with a broad survey of current technologies and trends. Students then research particular areas of interest more deeply. Visits to local advanced design and manufacturing businesses offer opportunities to see emerging technology in practice. Students concentrate on a particular technology and apply it to a short-cycle design problem.
Prerequisite(s): IDES1030, IDES2050.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES3090 Design Studio

Design Studios form the backbone of design thinking at JWU, enabling JWU students from any discipline to join diverse teams and solve open-ended design problems. Project teams are assembled by faculty around the skills and experience of the students, intermingling design majors and their expertise with the diverse skills and experience found among students from across Johnson & Wales. Students have the opportunity to enroll in the class up to five times, honing their problem-solving through scaffolded experiences of increasing complexity and responsibility. Experience 1: Iterating, testing and creating. Experience 2: Research, reporting and assessing. Experience 3: Drawing conclusions and making decisions. Experience 4-5: Defining the problem, planning and leading. Students work across teams on skills in iteration, user-centered design, ethics, computational design/form finding, and designing in collaboration and context. Design Studio projects vary each semester, arising out of ongoing research agendas within the department, inter-departmental collaborations, external sponsors, and student capstone projects.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
4 Semester Credits

IDES4010 Studio - Computational Design and Informatics

Through a series of design proposals, students practice using data-driven decision-making which may include generative design, simulation, and optimization. Additional computational design tools are introduced at the discretion of the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): IDES3030.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES4020 Studio - Collaboration and Context

This course adapts the design process developed in prior studios to operate effectively on a variety of contextual collaborations. Each class works with external clients, requiring students to navigate complex relationships and communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders. Students learn and practice current best practices for managing collaborative design processes. Students develop their ability to design in context by expanding their interpretation of human factors to include design for institutions, organizations and demographic groups. Students demonstrate global empathy by considering their project through an international lens.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of 12 credits of Integrated Design Studio courses.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES4030 Preparation for Capstone Project

In preparation for the capstone project course, students develop and refine their own design perspective. Through researching areas of interest and practice composing questions to serve as the basis for further investigation, students develop and submit their capstone design project proposals for approval, prior to enrollment in the capstone project course. Students are encouraged to collaborate with an external sponsor in their self-directed capstone project which must be planned and incorporated into the design project proposal.
Prerequisite(s): Senior status.
Offered at Providence
1 Semester Credit

IDES4050 Capstone Project

This capstone design project embodies the individuated design process each student has developed and refined over the studio course sequence. Students build a project plan to meet the objectives of the course based upon their pre-approved proposals.
Prerequisite(s): IDES4030.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDES5030 Food Systems Design Methodology

This course integrates design thinking and systems thinking into a flexible methodology which students use to analyze and improve contemporary food systems. Students propose an intervention to solve or mitigate a systemic issue within a food system while considering the interactions between individual components and large-scale system dynamics.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDST1001 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies

This interdisciplinary studies course focuses on preparing students to design and plan a major in Interdisciplinary Studies: DYO. Students learn about academic disciplines and the growth of interdisciplinary programs in universities and analyze interdisciplinary research to understand the strategies used in interdisciplinary academic work. In addition, they apply self-assessment, interviews and library research on the uses of interdisciplinarity in the workplace and civic life. Each student creates a potential course of study for an individualized Interdisciplinary Studies: DYO major that addresses a theme, problem or issue.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Semester Credits

IDST3100 Interdisciplinary Project Development

This Interdisciplinary Studies: DYO course focuses on interdisciplinary project development. Students analyze various methods of communicating interdisciplinary ideas in a variety of forms and genres including personal reflection, narrative, scholarly writing, oral presentation, portfolio building, and writing a proposal. Students use research and self-assessment strategies to evaluate their self-designed major and propose any necessary revisions. The course will culminate in the creation of a plan for a senior-year capstone project.
Prerequisite(s): IDST1001, junior status.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Semester Credits

IDST4900 Interdisciplinary Studies: DYO Capstone Project

This course offers Interdisciplinary Studies: DYO students the opportunity to develop and complete a self-designed capstone project. This project is completed in consultation with their faculty advisers. Students engage in independent research, writing, and other appropriate forms of independent engagement with their chosen project.
Prerequisite(s): IDST3100, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

IDT5100 Principles of Instructional Design

This course introduces students to the steps involved in the instructional design process and different models of instructional design that are used to adapt the process to various organizational environments. Students learn how to analyze an instructional need and develop instruction that meets the need. Students also consider how to evaluate the instruction after implementation to determine if it was effective or needs revision.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

IDT5300 Digital Tools for Learner-Centered Environments

This course explores the current and potential impacts of new and emerging technologies on instructional design in higher educational and corporate environments. An emphasis on interactive approaches that increase learner access, persistence and engagement as well as designs that yield evidence of learning for all learners are the focus of this course. Students investigate the principles and theories of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and apply them to an instructional design project. Students also learn how to use and evaluate a variety of current and emerging technological tools to create learning experiences for all learners within the framework of UDL. Additionally, students explore and evaluate various delivery platforms and software, including Learning Management Systems (LMS).
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5145, IDT5100.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

IDT6300 Project Management for Learning and Development

This course prepares students to use project management principles and tools within a real-world education or training environment. Students define the role of a project manager, establish criteria for reporting and monitoring project progress, and apply strategies for overcoming risks to deliver learning projects on-time and within the allocated budget. Students learn how to appraise and meet stakeholder expectations, manage external vendors, and adapt to changes as they arise over the life of a project. The culmination of the course includes an opportunity for students to produce a project plan to be applied to an instructional design case study.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

IDT6600 Emerging Trends in Multimedia

In this course, students analyze and assess the ecosystem of available e-learning authoring tools meant to engage users in learning that is highly interactive, adaptive and multichannel in its approach. Students examine how interactivity affects learning and have the opportunity to critique and create data-driven infographics, job aids, playbooks, branching/scenario-based e-learning, videos, animations, interactive videos, microlearning, podcasts, virtual reality and simulations. Students also demonstrate how the use of a storyboard and prototype will propel their ability to gain stakeholder buy-in for any proposed learning solution.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5145, IDT5300.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

IDT6910 Instructional Design and Technology Capstone I

The M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology capstone experience allows students to address a real-life instructional problem or challenge in a higher education or training environment using principles of adult learning and instruction. In this first capstone course, students identify a client with an instructional problem or challenge, complete an analysis of the problem, and develop a design plan for addressing the problem, incorporating technology into the solution. Students use their learning from the other core courses in the program to identify and use the appropriate analysis and design approaches for the environment within which the problem or challenge is situated. Students apply project management techniques to their work with the client.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5145, EDUC5445, IDT5100, IDT5300, IDT6300.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

IDT6920 Instructional Design and Technology Capstone II

The M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology capstone experience allows students to address a real-life instructional problem or challenge in a higher education or training environment using principles of adult learning and instruction. In this second capstone course, students build upon the analysis and design plan completed in the first capstone course by developing the instructional solution, implementing it with a focus group at the client site, and evaluating the results. Students prepare a final report and presentation documenting the evaluation results and recommended next steps. Students apply their learning from the other core courses in the program to develop, implement and evaluate the instructional solution. They continue to apply project management concepts to their work with the client.
Prerequisite(s): IDT6910.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

ILS2010 Modern Identities: 20th Century Literature and Beyond

This integrative learning course explores the relationship between modern world literature and its historical, social and/or political contexts through the study of the 20th century literary works. Fiction, poetry, drama and/or the essay are used as vehicles for exploring major movements, trends and events of the 20th century. Themes of racial, ethnic and gender identity, political oppression and/or war are explored. Emphases vary.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2015 Honors Seminar: Postcolonial Literature

Colonization of Africa and Asia and ensuing post-colonial reconstruction, two world wars, the spread and fall of communism, human rights movements and immigration profoundly changed the face of the world. This discussion-and-writing-intensive Integrative Learning Honors Seminar focuses on literary responses to and representations of select movements and events of the 20th century (emphasis varies). By reading texts through the lenses of postcolonial literary theory, history, philosophy and ethics, students examine the variety of human responses to the moral questions posed by colonialism, imperialism, and the social and political movements that arose in their wake.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1024, honors or SHARP status, sophomore status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2090 The Working Life

This course focuses on the important and complicated role of work for individuals and societies. One of the most common everyday questions is, "What do you do for a living?" That question, when thoroughly examined, reveals a great deal about how people view themselves and each other, and how much work shapes the human experience. Through the lenses of history, sociology and literature, students examine how working lives have changed over time, the experience of the worker in various contexts and how work shapes identity.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2110 The Atomic Age

This course provides an overview of how the emergence of nuclear science (and the catastrophic consequences of its military use on Japan to end the Second World War) marked the beginning of an Atomic Age. How is it that the world's greatest scientific thinkers could produce a technological innovation capable of destruction on a global scale? From August 1945 forward, no longer could one draw simple connections between "science" and "progress." And yet nuclear developments continued to shape every aspect of human existence: from international diplomacy and energy policy to the "nuclear family" and popular culture. Drawing on scientific discourse, world history, international relations theory, Cold War studies, policy analysis, energy and environmental studies, and gender and cultural studies, this course explores the multiple ways in which we continue to live in an Atomic Age.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2123 City as Text

This course focuses on the city as a "text," a living environment that reveals itself and its inhabitants through an exploration of its history, economics, politics, culture and art. The city serves as an experiential case study which affords students an opportunity to investigate, reflect, and critically analyze the city and its inhabitants (including themselves) as a living and evolving system/organism. Through a series of visits to various organizations, businesses, and institutions of art, culture, government and education, students explore the nature and meaning of community and civic and professional life. Avenues of discovery in this course include art and architecture, communication and literature, history, economics, sociology, psychology and political science.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

ILS2135 Health, Healing and the Humanities

This course acquaints students with the medical humanities. Students learn how studying the humanities contributes to an understanding of issues related to health and illness. In this course students are introduced to the study of disease, disability, healthcare and wellness through the lenses of history, religion, philosophy and the arts.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2140 History of Science

This course explores human thought about the natural world from the earliest civilizations to the present. Students investigate a central question: From where did our ideas about the scientific process arise? At the heart of this course is the idea that science and technology are not isolated from the rest of society. Rather, they are shaped by historical and societal forces even as they influence civilization. In this course, students discuss the evolution of great scientific ideas of the past and the effects of religious, political, economic and social contexts on the development of scientific principles. Through close reading, analysis, discussion and integration of primary and secondary source materials, students make connections among the disciplines of history, theology, philosophy and science.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2145 Imagining the Human Body: Technology Past, Present and Future

This course examines the scientific, spiritual, cultural and intellectual meanings of technological innovations and interventions involving the human body. Students explore a variety of technological interventions, study their scientific roots, examine their historical development, discuss their philosophical implications and analyze how these interventions have been depicted in popular culture.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2150 Introduction to American Studies

This course introduces students to the major themes in American culture, both past and emerging. Students are given a sense of the tensions running through the identity and image of Americans here and around the world. As an integrative learning seminar, this course also serves as an introduction to the idea and practice of interdisciplinary scholarship. This course gives students a wide range of tools to make sense of what America is, has been and can be. Topics include traditional disciplines that help illuminate American culture. Focus is on art, music, literature, history and anthropology.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2180 Sexuality: Science/Culture/Law

Sex. It is a seemingly simple term. Whether your birth certificate reads “F” or “M” conjures up a host of assumptions and expectations: acceptable sexual partners, appropriate physical presentation, acceptance of societal norms attached to your designation, and generally how you “fit” in society. One's designated sex at birth was also synonymous with one's gender. Are we beginning to understand, however, that this binary construct, and all its implications, is wrongly limited? Historically, there have been multiple revolutions in the way sex is conceptualized. In biology, evidence has mounted that biological sex and sexual orientation are not synonymous, nor is the notion of a binary gender construct. There is genetic and physiological support for the existence of multiple biological sexes, and that sexual orientation is hardwired rather than a choice or preference. Literature and popular culture have moved from portraying members of the LGBTQI community as a joke to treating it as a serious topic of personal liberation. The law has moved from criminalizing homosexual acts to granting same-sex marriage licenses to extending Civil Rights protection to the transgender community under Title VII. This course explores the links, or lack thereof, between these different developments. Is law more open to sexual variety because of the findings of brain science? Is popular culture more inclusive because of the increased economic clout of the LGBTQIA community? Or did these things occur independently? How do we relate these developments to the post-structural analysis of sexuality, gender and identity?.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2205 All Creatures Great and Small: Animals and Society

Our relationship with animals is complex: We cry when animals die in movies but eat them for dinner; we treat our pets as family members while at the same time place bets on them at the racetrack. This course is designed to allow students to explore our complex relationship with animals in human society by examining the varied meanings assigned to them: food, emotional support, pets, research subjects, symbols and entertainment. Students engage in discipline-specific research related to animals in society, while also expanding their overall interdisciplinary knowledge.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2213 The Earth in Peril: A Literary and Scientific Analysis

This course examines environmental issues created by unrealistic views about the earth’s capabilities. Relationships among people, environments and natural resources are analyzed through literature and scientific writings. Students examine why and how world views affect the natural world’s destruction and preservation.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2215 Honors Seminar: Literary Environmentalism

This course examines environmental issues created by conflicting views about the earth's capabilities. Relationships among people, environments and natural resources are analyzed through literature and scientific writings. Students examine why and how world views affect the natural world's destruction and discuss possible theories of preservation. Students contribute to inquiry surrounding the issue of sustainability through research and analysis.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1024, honors or SHARP status, sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2240 Knowledge and Evidence

Knowledge and Evidence provides students with a holistic understanding of the concept of “truth,” along with an effectively developed skillset for thinking critically, and acting creatively, with respect to this concept. The course achieves this by illustrating the intimate connection between data and truth, showing the ways in which one can lead to the other, and also pointing out the fallacies and pitfalls that often obstruct the connection. In part, the course is an introduction to the field of epistemology, addressing the question “How do we know what we know?” The course provides a historical overview of many critical epistemological questions, with examples drawn from the writings of thinkers from classical Greece up through the modern era. It also draws critical connections between these epistemological theories and the scientific method and explains what is necessary for proper experimental design. These concepts are illustrated most vividly through the study of a variety of famous experiments. Experiments are chosen from the fields of psychology, physics, chemistry, sociology, computer science and philosophy. Students are taught to identify the dominant theories of truth in their chosen professions and to think critically about the dominant paradigms they encounter.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

ILS2280 Science and Civilization

This course explores the social, political and historic contexts and implications of several scientific and technological developments through a variety of genres, including textbooks, newspapers and magazine articles, film, music, art, literature and the internet. The goal of this course is to raise student awareness of the global impacts, positive and negative, associated with specific scientific and technological developments, with emphasis on discerning the interconnectedness of those impacts. Through inquiry, research and debate, students develop a better understanding of the unique historical, social, political and cultural contexts in which these scientific and technological developments evolved and the influence these contexts had upon the form of these developments. In addition, students gain a deeper appreciation of the implications of these developments on the present and future.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2305 Honors Seminar: Behavioral Economics

Behavioral Economics is a field of research in the social sciences that brings together the disciplines of economics and psychology. This Honors-level integrated learning seminar utilizes this approach to better understand human behavior. By drawing on both disciplines, students better understand why people frequently make irrational economic decisions and how certain choice contexts can lead to predictably irrational behavior. Students analyze through systematic investigation and experimentation a variety of biases and shortcomings people regularly display in making rational economic choices.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001 or ECON1002, ENG0001 or placement, ENG1024, honors or SHARP status, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2320 Economics of Law and Order

This course examines legal institutions through the lens of economics. Emphasis is placed on how changing laws influence outcomes at a societal level. In each lesson, students will focus on the relevant economic background and institutional structure and then deduce how this in turn informed choices made by participants in the economy. The economic order that is generated by the interaction of countless individuals and firms is mediated through the legal system. If one wishes to understand this extended order, one must understand the legal institutions in which it operates.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001 or ECON1002, ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, LAW2001, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

ILS2325 Economics of Sin

This course integrates economic, sociological and psychological principles to examine price gouging, cheating, illegal drugs, sex and gambling. Emphasis is on examining these "sinful" behaviors in the context of moral development and theories of motivation. Students also examine how government seeks to change and penalize such behavior and the consequences of these interventions.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2330 The Good Life

This course challenges students to create personal and professional lives of meaning and purpose. The course explores the underlying values and structure of a life well-led, and proactive dispositions and strategies to create such a life. Emphasis is placed on social science and humanity's ways of thinking, specifically aspects of agency, the human condition and literary criticism. The course examines how the American Dream influences perceptions of success, particularly the ethos of prosperity and social mobility. Students read excerpts from fiction and biography that examine convention, invention and achievement. This course concludes with an exploration of change and chance, and strategies for leading a good life.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online
3 Semester Credits

ILS2370 Obesity

This course considers the now global problem of obesity from biological, psychological and sociological perspectives. Since the 1970s there has been a rapid increase in the incidence of overweight and obese individuals in the United States with 65 percent of adults now overweight. Childhood obesity rates have tripled in the last 20 years, producing the first generation of Americans who are predicted to have a shorter life span than their parents. The obesity epidemic is widely acknowledged in the United States, but in the past two decades, this problem has also spread to developing countries as they accelerate their nutrition transition to more mass-produced and processed foods. The roles of government and business are explored, in influencing access to foods and in defining obesity vs. health. The study of this now global problem is relevant from a personal health perspective as well as a political and economic perspective. Individuals empowered with knowledge can modify their own food environments and that of their children. A well-educated populace may wish to support initiatives to make progress on this societal problem to avoid economic losses in productivity and healthcare costs that will compromise America’s competitiveness.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2385 Visual Literacy and the Sociology of Perception

This course studies human perception of the social world from both a communications and sociological perspective. Elements of picture-based media as a means of molding cultural perceptions, social biases and personal views of reality are studied. Through a series of exercises, students critically examine images in art, still photographs, television, advertising, film and documentaries to determine their sociological messages. Using the language of visual literacy and an understanding of perception, students test assumptions about their world.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2390 The XX Factor

The XX Factor takes an integrative learning approach to gender role development that foregrounds psychology and literature. This approach provides multiple lenses through which to examine current and historical concepts of women’s psychological and social development. It prioritizes close textual analysis of gender identity and sexuality as figured in literature across a broad spectrum. The course considers both conformity and resistance to societal biases, stereotyping, and the imposition of gender and sexual norms. In doing so, it promotes critical thinking about the diverse possibilities for women’s identities.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2435 Leonardo da Vinci: Culture, Art and Math

This course covers a portion of the movement in Europe known as the Renaissance. It explores the works of one particular man, Leonardo da Vinci, and how his insatiable hunger for understanding impacted the culture of Florence and Milan, Italy. The course begins by examining da Vinci himself and his place in society, then moves on to examine some of his works of art and writings on architectural design and war machines culturally, historically and mathematically.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, MATH1002 (or higher), sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2440 Logic, Reasoning and Nonsense: How to Tell the Difference

This course introduces students to logic, a discipline that straddles public policy, philosophy, law and mathematics. Students are empowered to use logic in their personal and professional lives to make informed decisions, identify invalid arguments and debate current topics. Topics include formal structures of thought as they can be readily applied to the organization of thought in written and spoken language. Students identify the logical errors or fallacies that are most frequently made in written and oral discourse.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, MATH1002 (or higher), sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2450 The Mathematics of Art

This course examines the use and appearance of mathematical principles and structures in art, architecture, sculpture and music throughout the history of the Western world. Topics include the Golden Ratio, the Fibonacci Sequence, linear perspective, two- and three-dimensional geometry, and the arithmetic behind music and music composition.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, MATH1002 (or higher), sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2460 Science of Superheroes

This course is designed to give students a unique look at applications of scientific topics as they appear in the worlds of popular culture superheroes. The goal of the course is to promote scientific literacy and research by using popular culture as a scaffold for scientific topics. Students have the opportunity to both question and test the realism of scientific properties that exist in these popular culture worlds. These properties come from the integrated areas of physics and psychology.
Prerequisite(s): ENG0001 or placement, ENG1020 or ENG1024, MATH1002 (or higher), sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4020 Keywords in Social Media

This course asks students to identify and analyze the roots of several keywords from historical, sociological and technological perspectives; demonstrate knowledge of how to do things with keywords (i.e., how sharing information can lead to apprehending a criminal); and evaluate the relevance of keywords to life in a democratic society. Abstract theories are applied to concrete case studies of social networks.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4070 Nostalgia, Memory and Hybrid Identity

This course examines diasporic literature in the context of cultural theory, history, psychology, philosophy and popular culture (such as music, film and art) to better understand the associated cultural negotiations. Students explore the way diasporic literature of the last century has significantly transformed the literary, theoretical and cultural landscape of the U.S, and raised a range of complex issues relating to identity, language, border crossings (geographical, linguistic and gender, etc.) hybridity, and acculturation and resistance. Readings range across such genres as memoir, fiction, essay, drama and poetry to consider how issues of identity and tradition are represented and contested by immigrant writers in the context of displacement and diaspora.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4110 Capital Punishment in America

From the colonization of America to the present, over 18,000 individuals have been executed under lawful and/or territorial authority. This course examines the historical, social, ethical, judicial, legislative and political events that have led to the present patchwork approach to executions in the United States. With an eye toward evaluating the continued efficacy of capital punishment in a 21st-century criminal justice system, attention is given to the rationale and justification for executions from legal, social, political and economic points of view.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, LAW2001 or LAW2005 or LAW3015 or LAW3025, any ILS 2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4115 Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Mythology

This course introduces students to classical and world mythology in order to understand the eternal, timeless nature of universal archetypes and themes while also exploring how they acquire new, contemporary meanings. Students learn to interpret myth using elements of literature as well as through the theories of myth interpretation. From Homer to Harry Potter, emphasis is placed upon analysis of primary readings as well as their interpretations within the context of a variety of disciplines. Class discussions and student writing encourage critical thinking, synthesis and application of the terminology of the study of mythology.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4120 Disease and Culture

This course addresses the question of what constitutes a disease from the perspectives of science and the humanities. Topics include the origins of disease and the effect that disease has had on political events, art and culture, warfare, and the economy of societies both historically and in today's world, and how societies throughout time have attempted, either successfully or unsuccessfully, to address the problem of disease. Students explore the cultural interpretations given to various diseases. Through the examination and analysis of various medical case studies, historical readings and literary pieces, students learn to think critically about how disease has helped to shape the world that we live in and what disease means to them.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4125 Honors Seminar: Shakespeare: Studies in the Politics of Performance

This course explores the direct and indirect ways that performances of Shakespeare’s plays engage political debates, challenge social norms, provide historical insights, and encourage audiences to participate in the often subversive experience of playing. The idea that “all the world’s a stage” was radical in Shakespeare’s day, and continues to be so in ours. Students examine productions of the plays within historical contexts, considering both what they might have signified for their original audiences and how they still speak to us today. Employing a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including theatre arts, students analyze a wide range of productions and their influence on and beyond the stage. The course culminates with students groups proposing politically and culturally engaged stagings of a number of scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, accompanied by contextualization and explanation of the production/performance choices.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, honors or SHARP status, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4130 History of Digital Art

This course surveys the emerging world of digitally originated and exhibited artwork. A wide range of digital art formats are examined, including (but not limited to) 2-D, 3-D, motion, interactive, immersive, sensor-based, internet-based and "gamification." Key art historical influences in the technology of art creation from the Renaissance to the 21st century are explored. Major art periods such as Fluxus, Conceptual, Dada and Post-Modernism are reviewed as they relate to the development and growth of the late 20th-century digital art movement. Students investigate the history and growth of international public art paradigms and practices and their connections to digital art through civic, public and private institutions. Students also examine the relationship between digital art and the industry of creative design and media. Through active visual research of curated digital art pieces students discover a wide array of critically noted digital artists and their work. Finally, students consider the new aesthetics of digital art, comparing and contrasting them to more conventional art formats and exhibition models.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4133 How to Change the World

This course explores social entrepreneurs as a force of transformative change. What are the motivations and methods of those who seek to solve social problems on a large scale? What needs changing in the world and what do art and literature have to say about being an agent of change? How might your ambition, abilities and persistence make others believe in the possibility of achieving very difficult tasks? How might you distort reality for good? The course gives students a broad avenue to align what they care about, what they are good at, and what they enjoy with how they might have real impact in the world.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

ILS4140 The Legal Imagination

This course introduces students to the textual nature of the law. Through intensive study of literary, persuasive and legal texts, students explore the commonalities between what we call "literature" and what we call "law." Students begin to see the "constitutive rhetoric" of those texts through which an author creates a social and political community with words.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, one LAW-designated course, (one LIT-designated course or MCOM2030 or ILS2010 or ILS2015 or ILS2090 or ILS2150 or ILS2180), senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4170 Passion, Power and Principle: Lessons at Play in Shakespeare

This course employs the still-relevant insights of the Shakespearean canon as a means of understanding and resolving contemporary ethical dilemmas, social tensions and the conflicting demands of citizenship in today's world. Focus is on the resolution of moral dilemmas involving divisions of power, the use of authority, familial obligations and conflicting loyalties. This course takes an integrative learning approach that draws on literature, philosophy (ethics) and history to promote analysis and meaningful comparisons between the problems confronted in the world of Shakespeare's plays (and the society they reflect) and those faced by us today.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4176 Sports in Film and Literature

This interdisciplinary course focuses on the significant inspiration of athletic endeavors upon the literary and cinematic imagination. Writers of fiction and nonfiction, prose writers and poets have discovered in the athletic experience a useful metaphor to express the purpose and meaning of life. Modern film explores both the realism and romanticism of sports in popular culture. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the essence of games as myth and metaphor and develop an appreciation of the historical context in which the stories are constructed and heard. The interdisciplinary considerations of history and culture allow for a richer understanding and appreciation of sports and sports literature.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4180 Things That Go Bump In the Night: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Supernatural

This course explores the deeper meanings of supernatural creatures in works of film and literature from the perspectives of history, science, philosophy, literature and film. The course addresses the question of why certain supernatural creatures (e.g., vampires, zombies, werewolves, ghosts, the demonically possessed, Frankenstein's monster and extraterrestrial creatures) have featured so prominently in human thought, human fears and works of literature and film from antiquity to the present day. In doing so, the course addresses the historical context in which such beliefs have arisen and how they have changed. Students are encouraged to apply interpretive skills to an analysis of supernatural creatures with which they are familiar and to draw connections between the monsters of the 21st century and societal changes and hidden conflicts in the contemporary world.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4190 The Problem With Evil

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the examination of evil as a concept that has fascinated and horrified humans throughout history. Through religions, social norms, philosophies and literatures, people have attempted to define evil in order to explain, and make meaningful, aspects of life that seem otherwise incomprehensible or unbearably senseless. The course explores the construction and uses of evil as a defining term, and its impact on nations, communities and individuals. Students read a wide range of texts across broad historical and cultural spectrums, looking for the answers to this question that continues to perplex and captivate us.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4210 Colors

This course explores the role and importance of colors in the natural world, astronomy, geology, human society, culture, psychology, art and many other disciplines. Topics include the physics of color and its perception by animals and the color of the ocean, rocks, minerals, stars and galaxies. In addition, the various uses of color by plants is examined, including the utilization of colored pigments by plants for light absorption in photosynthesis. The various ways that animals use color are also explored, including how colors are used by both predators and prey and how they are used to attract mates. Additional topics include the affect of colors on humans, including mood, language, musical expression, and as a symbol of national or group identity in politics and religion. Colors have a profound influence in artistic expression and in the food and fashion industries. The importance of colors in all of these different disciplines are examined. With the knowledge and skills learned in this course, students are able to explore the use and application of colors in their own chosen field of interest.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any BIO, CHM, PHY or SCI-designated course, any ILS2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4270 Narragansett Bay

This course investigates the natural history, industrial development, ecological changes and cultural transformations that occurred from pre-Colonial to post-industrial periods in the Narragansett Bay watershed. The course searches policy solutions to guide future development and examines the geological, biological, economic and cultural history of Narragansett Bay. Students explore the arrival and settlement of humans and the effect of human populations in the Narragansett Bay region. The relationship between climate change and the Narragansett Bay region is analyzed.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4290 Science or Pseudoscience?

Pseudoscience is any area of beliefs that sells itself as scientific but upon investigation is found to have little or no scientific evidence. Examples include areas such as alternative medicine, astrology and “creation science.” This course looks at the basis for how science works and how we distinguish between real science and pseudoscience. This course focuses on the scientific method and how it is used to test claims in any area, but exploration of psychological issues for why people believe strongly in things that are not supported by facts is also examined. Exploration of the difference between science and pseudoscience is done using some of the areas discussed above as well as topics such as organic and GMO foods, climate change and others. The application of the scientific method provides the basis to the evaluation of these fields. Finally, the history of pseudoscience is briefly explored as well as the role that the internet and social media plays in the propagation of pseudoscience.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4302 Abuse of Power: Corruption in Contemporary Society

This course examines how (in the hands of certain individuals and groups and under "favorable" social, political, historical and economic conditions) the abuse of power and corruption impacts lives in all social strata. Students analyze this question and propose research-based recommendations for transforming dysfunctional systems into sustainable and productive models.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4320 (De)Constructing Race and Color

This course addresses the racialization processes involved in the social construction of the color of race — White, Yellow, Brown, Red and Black — through interdisciplinary studies including the arts, humanities, social sciences, biology, law and education. The course identifies the key parameters of the racialization process (historical subjugation through involuntary immigration and migration, voluntary immigration, prejudice, stereotypes, scientific racism, cultural racism, and systemic) of institutional racism and how various groups in the United States were raced into a color. Students are tasked with thinking about why race matters within educational, economic, political and social institutions. The course involves intentional discourse on the complexity of the color of race through scientific interrogation, analysis and interpretation of the course materials to understand the social construction of the color of race and how race can be deconstructed in the 21st century.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4330 Economic Explorations in American History

This course seeks to explain American history through the lens of economics. Emphasis is placed on how changing economic modes of production influenced outcomes at the societal level. In each episode, students focus on the relevant economic background and institutional structure and then deduce how this in turn informed historical change in activities ranging from agriculture, household production, industrialization, social movements, political response and the new information economy.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001 or ECON1002, ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

ILS4340 Global Food Security and Leading Change Locally

This interdisciplinary course critically assesses the global challenges of food security through classwork and work experience with a local community organization of the student’s choosing. Food is explored from a cultural, nutritional, ecological and ethical context while analyzing issues of food production, causes of insufficient supply, nutritional and health implications, and effects on quality of life. Evaluation of political, environmental, technological and economic factors that contribute to the perpetual issue of food insecurity and the social consequences also occurs. The critical issue of the course examines whether access to food is a basic human right and whose responsibility it is to provide societal members with access to nourishment necessary for productivity. These global food security issues are explored by the student theoretically, via traditional classroom meetings, and experientially while working 21 hours with members of a local community organization. During on-site work, students utilize their leadership skills to address a food security issue, designing and completing a substantial agency-based project that serves as a tangible contribution to the overall organization and its ability to support local community members.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4430 Explorations in Symmetry

The course introduces the student to the basic concept of symmetry and its important role as a unifying agent in the understanding of mathematics, nature, art, architecture and music. Topics covered include an introduction to group theory, the mathematical language of symmetry, transformations, general symmetry principles and applications.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, MATH1040 or MATH2001 or MATH2010 or MATH2020, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS4490 Statistics of Popular Culture

This course is designed to give students a unique look at statistics topics applied outside the classroom, specifically in the world of popular culture. Examples of popular culture include but are not limited to movies, television, books, music, sports and video games. These topics are analyzed through a unique guise of combining statistics with sociology. Students should be able to practice what they have learned in basic statistics course(s) to further prepare them to use research design outside of academics.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, MATH2001 or MATH2010, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

INTL4799 International Internship

This course is a variable-credit placeholder used to maintain student status while participating in an internship outside of the U.S. as part of an approved JWU exchange or affiliate partner program. Students may complete the internship while participating in the study abroad program or as an extension after completing the coursework.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3-12 Semester Credits

ISA5005 Network Fundamentals

This course is a foundational graduate-level course in computer networks. The course offers a comprehensive review of the application, transport, network and link layers of the OSI protocol stack. Advanced topics, including network management, traffic engineering and router configuration, are also addressed. Network protocols are studied in detail with an emphasis on learning to read RFCs within the context of the structure, FSM, configuration protocol learning paradigm.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA5020 Foundations of Information Security Management

This courses provides a conceptual overview of information security management and information assurance (IA). Topics covered at an introductory level include information security and information assurance principles, information technology security issues, and security technologies and processes. Governance issues include policy, law, ethics and standards, as well as organizational models and communications. Risk management issues include risk assessment, threats, vulnerabilities and security life-cycle management.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA5030 Legal and Ethical Principles in IT

This course provides an in-depth working knowledge of the ethics and laws pertaining to information systems security. Topics include the ethics of privacy, confidentiality, authenticity, medical information, copyright, intellectual freedom, censorship, social networking and cyber-bullying. Issues related to the creation, implementation, enforcement and assessment of institutional codes of ethics are discussed.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA5040 Network Security and Cryptography

This course details the issues faced by security managers in addressing network security threats, technical discourse regarding known threats, potential countermeasures to these threats, and the need for the aggressive application of cryptographic methods to guarantee the security of information. Students are immersed in the details of cryptography and explore both symmetrical and asymmetrical methods. Students delve into both the technological and mathematical elements of cryptography.
Prerequisite(s): ISA5005 or Department Chair Approval.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA5050 Digital/Computer Forensics and Investigation

This course studies cyber-attack prevention, planning, detection, response and investigation. Course goals include counteracting cybercrimes, and identifying and making the responsible persons/groups accountable. Topics covered in this course include fundamentals of digital forensics, forensic duplication and analysis, network surveillance, intrusion detection and response, incident response, anti-forensics techniques, anonymity and pseudonymity, cyber law, computer security policies and guidelines, court report writing and presentation, and case studies.
Prerequisite(s): ISA5040.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA5085 Principles of Programming

This course teaches students without a background in computer science or software engineering the concepts necessary to complete the graduate program in Information Security/Assurance. This course is designed to deliver an understanding of core algorithmic concepts (e.g., control structures, assignment, decision structures, mathematical/Boolean operations, etc.), an introduction to structured and object-oriented computer programming languages, compilers, interpreters and virtual machine environments. Students design algorithms to solve problems and learn how to translate these algorithms into working computer programs using appropriate languages and runtime environments.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA6010 Software Security Testing

This course teaches the fundamentals of software testing from the viewpoint of security. An in-depth discussion on various security testing methods and tools vulnerabilities is provided with demos of concepts during the class. Students learn how to perform penetration testing in a practical way using well-established tools such as Kali Linux. This course covers different types of systems including Web-based systems and some internals of OS kernel software testing and exploitation. Students also learn software design patterns to built-in security during the architectural phase of the life-cycle.
Prerequisite(s): ISA5085, completion of 15 credits from core courses.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA6020 Securing Virtualized and Cloud Infrastructures

This course is designed to give students a solid technical understanding of virtualization, cloud computing, storage networks and the vulnerabilities known to exist in these environments. Students gain an understanding of the planning of these environments, the countermeasures to threats that exist and the management of information in the cloud. Topics include the interconnection of the virtualized environment with the underlying network transport and network storage technology.
Prerequisite(s): ISA5040.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA6030 Hacking Countermeasures and Techniques

This course focuses on the study of well-known hacker tactics, attack typing and categorization, profiles of hacker strategies, and a detailed review of countermeasures. Students examine both active and passive attacks, vulnerabilities of operating systems and the software vulnerabilities of popular systems with an eye toward effectively thwarting hacker threats.
Prerequisite(s): ISA5085, completion of 15 credits from core courses, Corequisite: ISA6040.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA6040 Advanced Network Intrusion Detection and Analysis

This course covers principles and techniques of intrusion detection such as network traffic analysis, packet analysis, application protocol layer for common protocols, and log analysis. The use of intrusion detection tools and services is evaluated, as intrusion detection systems are now integral parts of the technology management fabric with the capability to stop threats in progress and capture/quarantine evidence.
Prerequisite(s): ISA5085, completion of 15 credits from core courses, Corequisite: ISA6030.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA6050 Business Continuity Planning

This course focuses on the need for and ability to conduct business continuity planning. Emphasis is on planning for the inevitable system failure, network fault or security breach in the current technological environment, given industry's heavy reliance on technology.
Prerequisite(s): ISA5020, completion of foundation courses.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA6060 Risk Management and Incident Response

This course is directed toward students interested in understanding how large-scale complex risk can be quantified, managed and architected. Students learn to identify the business and technical issues, regulatory requirements and techniques to measure and report risk across a major organization. Students explore techniques used to mitigate, minimize and transfer risk. This course also provides a foundation in disaster recovery principles, addressing concepts such as incident disaster recovery planning, developing policies and procedures, roles and relationships of various members of an organization, "swim lane" diagramming, implementation of the plan, testing and rehearsal of the plan, planning disaster recovery resources, and linking risk management incident response to large-scale disaster recovery implementations planning; developing policies and procedures; roles and relationships of various members of an organization; “swim lane” diagraming, implementation of the plan; testing and rehearsal of the plan; planning disaster recovery resources, linking risk management incident response to large scale disaster recovery implementations.
Prerequisite(s): ISA5020, completion of foundation courses.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA6070 Cyber Science and IT Business Operations

This course focuses on IT auditing processes, cyber threats and their effect on common infrastructures, the properties and applications of specific loss count and loss severity distributions, actuarial modeling, and forensic accounting techniques. Topics include the planning of security provisions, countermeasures and deployment, as well as understanding the impact of attacks (evidence gathering and investigation), which depend on a combination of technology and business acumen. Certain estimation methods like percentile matching, maximum likelihood estimation, Bayesian estimation and credibility theory are also introduced.
Prerequisite(s): ISA5020, completion of foundation courses.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA6090 Information Security & Assurance Capstone Research Project

This capstone course integrates previous coursework and practical experience with a focus on authentic demonstration of competencies outlined by the program. Students synthesize prior learning to design or develop a capstone as a culmination of their studies. The course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements and developing a well-thought-out, comprehensive capstone project. Problem domains may be suggested by external sponsors, the instructor or student teams. The project itself can be research-oriented, have a design focus, center on evaluation and testing, or be tailored to an individual or team's interests. It should, however, touch on either the technical or business elements of information security, or a combination of both. Student teams or individuals are expected to document their projects in a weekly, online process journal. Key deliverables for the course, regardless of the project definition, include planning documents, execution plan, final project deliverable and presentation. Problem domains may be suggested by external sponsors, the instructor, or student teams. The project itself can be research-oriented, have a design focus, center on evaluation and testing, or be tailored to an individual or team’s interests. It should, however, touch on either the technical elements, the business elements, or the combine technical & business elements of information security. This delivery model requires good communication about the process, as well as, the results of a project, since that is the main focus of the learning in the capstone experience. As such, student teams or individuals are expected to document their projects in a weekly, online process journal. Key deliverables for the course, regardless of the project definition, include planning documents, execution plan, final project deliverable and presentation.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of 9 credits from selected Technical or Business focus area and all core courses.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC2081 Network Protocols I

This course develops students' knowledge of computer networks, network appliances and network protocols. They are introduced to methods of developing protocols, including interpretation of standards, finite state machines and state-full transition. Students gain a conceptual framework useful in the adaptation of network protocols to network appliances and internetworking design. Through the use of network protocol analyzers students conduct in-depth examinations of the 802.3, ARP, IP (versions 4 and 6), ICMP and RIP protocols. Comparison of protocols is made by type. Students develop a basic understanding of the software paradigms used to construct protocols. In homework and lab assignments, students develop skill competencies needed to troubleshoot protocol issues. Students connect, configure and program a range of network devices; work with network protocol analyzers; examine the software internals of protocol implementations; and map the path of a data packet on a network.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1101 or CSIS1020 or ENGN2009.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC2082 Network Protocols II

This course expands on the core network engineering and protocol concepts developed in Network Protocols I through an in-depth examination of the Internet Protocol (IP), RIP II and OSPF, ICMP, and VOIP. Students examine the details of software implementation of these protocols. Students understand the interplay of these protocols and the associated end node, enterprise, autonomous region and internet backbone structures in support of efficient and effective movement of information across the internet. Students use network design simulation software to explore the complex interactions of these protocols with each other and with the architectures they support.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC2081, MATH2001 (or concurrent).
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC2085 Distributed Systems with TCP/IP

In this course, students learn how client/server systems evolved and how those systems continue to adapt to business needs. Students develop an understanding of distributed programming techniques and of how distributed applications (databases, transactions, processors, ERP systems, etc.) work within networks. The course also covers the three main types of systems (Two Tier, Three Tier and N Tier) and how they relate to one another. In homework and lab assignments, students develop skill competencies needed to solve day-to-day business problems in maintaining and customizing databases and other applications. Students configure and implement their own client/server network, which gives them an opportunity to develop a professionally focused understanding of how such a network is designed and built. This course focuses on the upper layers of the OSI model (especially the application layer).
Prerequisite(s): ITEC2081, MATH2001.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC3010 Server Configuration and Implementation

This course allows students to apply skills learned in the network degree program and other information-technology-related courses to the construction and commission of a server on a network. Students are responsible for configuring a server to deliver applications and files necessary to support many types of user-bases.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1020 or CSIS1101, CSIS2045, ITEC1020 or ITEC2081.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC3031 Router Internals and Integration

This advanced networking course gives students an in-depth view of router internals, protocol design and operation, as well as network modeling and design. Students learn about the intricacies of network design, choosing the right technological tool, network modeling and simulation, and network testing and benchmarking. Students examine the requisite hardware and software constructs necessary for successful router development and use. Students also examine advanced topics such as convergence, first mile/last mile, QOS and switching and routing fabrics. Students examine the behavioral complexities that emerge as a result of distributed autonomous routing and switching cohorts. Students receive professionally focused experience in lab exercises by designing their own networks and dissecting a router (hardware and software).
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1050 or CSIS1112, ITEC2082.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC3040 Systems Analysis

This course presents a systematic approach to the development of business systems. By following this approach, students learn to design business systems that efficiently meet the goals and objectives of management. A major element of this course is a team project, where students utilize the systems approach in analyzing and designing a business system. This class is required for majors in this program and highly recommended for non-computer majors.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1112 or FIT1040.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC3050 Information Security with Cryptography

Encrypting information is one of the most effective ways to control information, verify authenticity of information and maintain confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation. This course presents all aspects of computer and information security including symmetrical and asymmetrical data encryption, zero-knowledge based proofs, public key infrastructure systems, digital signatures, crypto currencies and security procedures using encryption. This course makes students aware of the various threats to computers and data and identifies methods and techniques for providing counter-measures to those threats.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC3070 Systems Modeling and Simulation

This course addresses the process of modeling systems, including business systems, network systems, dynamic vehicle systems and client-server systems, to name a few. The modeling process is the prerequisite for the simulation and subsequent analysis, design and assessment of a system with respect to specific performance criteria. The roles of modeling in simulation are presented within the context of the systems engineering process. Modeling encompasses everything from functional through mathematical modeling; simulation includes the development and use of software for systems analysis and design. Team projects from students' areas of interest are an integral part of the course.
Prerequisite(s): MATH2001.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC3075 Network Security

This course provides the students with a comprehensive introduction to the field of network security. Critical network security aspects are identified and examined from the standpoint of both the user and the attacker. Network vulnerabilities are examined, and mitigating approaches are identified and evaluated. Concepts and procedures for network risk analysis are introduced. Network architectures and protocols and their impact on security are examined. TCP/IP security is examined in conjunction with the IPSec and IKE protocols. Integration of network and computer security is introduced. The course also discusses the building of trust networks, key management systems, and physical network security. The course emphasizes the implementation of intrusion detection and prevention methods.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC2081, ITEC3050.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC3083 Wireless Networking

This course covers the design and implementation of wireless networks and mobile systems. Students are acquainted with best industry practices and standards. Topics include practical wireless communication systems, cellular and wireless mesh networks, antenna theory, signal transmission basics, wireless network security, and management. This course also discusses recent advances in wireless such as network coding, interference alignment and cancellation, and emerging security and management techniques.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC2082 or ITEC2085, MATH2020.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC6514 Decision Support Systems

This course focuses on design, development and implementation of effective systems for meeting information needs of management decision-makers. The course explains both model-based and data-based decision support systems and their use by business managers. Decision Support Systems (DSS) are addressed at three levels: general theory, implications for DSS design, and code/rule-based development. Data mining, developing business intelligence with analytics and modeling are reviewed. Data warehousing and DSS across cultures associated with transnational systems are also addressed.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC6524 Enterprise Data Management

This course focuses on the problems and issues surrounding distributed data management integration and the concepts of grid computing. Also examined are management and administration of very large and /or distributed database architectures within national or international companies or organizations. Topics also include the fundamentals of business functions as they relate to enterprise data management.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC6534 Strategic Management of Information Technology

This course examines four dimensions of strategic IT management: IT environment scanning, IT planning and control, IT acquisition and implementation, and strategic use of IT (use of IT to increase your firm’s profitability). Special attention is given to the IT/IS alignment within the organization. Professional abilities and attributes of successful IT managers (knowledge, systems, strategies and technology) are also emphasized.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC6544 Current Trends and Issues in Information Technology

This course provides current theory, trends, and issues in the field of information technology. Global topics of infrastructure, hardware, software, security, quality control are examined. Social and cultural impacts of technology, virtual digital communication, data mining and government regulations are also considered. E-business, planning, budgeting and electronic commerce within the context of information management are also assessed. Students develop an area of interest and formulate a research proposal for further study in IT management.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

LANG1100 Special Topics: Languages

This course offers students the opportunity to study Spanish, French or German in levels one, two or three. These courses introduce students to varying levels of language study and are designed to further develop conversational ability by expanding both the vocabulary and exposure to various cultures.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

LAW2001 The Legal Environment of Business I

This course provides an overview of the legal, regulatory and ethical environment in which business decisions must be made. Students are exposed to a variety of legal topics; basic concepts, such as court procedures, contracts and torts, are followed by a selection of more advanced related fields which may include sales, intellectual property, real property law, constitutional law and alternative dispute resolution. Attention is paid to both the letter of the law and its practical effect on business decision-making. This course relies on, and develops, the student's ability to read and reason critically.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LAW2005 Hospitality Law

This course provides an overview of the legal and regulatory environment in which business decisions must be made within the hospitality industry. The course exposes the student to a variety of basic legal topics such as contracts and torts which are followed by a selection of more advanced related concepts which may include service of food and alcohol, innkeeper-guest relations, liability for the personal property of others and employment relationships. Attention is paid to both the letter of the law and its practical effect on business decision-making. This course relies on, and develops, the student’s ability to read and reason critically.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LAW3002 The Legal Environment of Business II

This course is a continuation of LAW2001, The Legal Environment of Business I. Students are exposed to the laws governing the internal organization and relationships within a business, the laws governing relationships between a business entity and its clientele, and the laws governing relationships between a business and its employees. Attention is paid to both the letter of the law and its practical effect on business decision-making and managerial policy. This course relies on, and develops, the student's ability to read and reason critically.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001 or LAW2005, sophomore status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LAW3010 Business Law for Accountants

This course provides the Accounting major with an understanding of the legal framework within which accountants must operate. The course concentrates on the following topics: business organizations, professional responsibilities, contracts, government regulation of business, the Uniform Commercial Code (Articles 2, 3 and 9) property and debtor-creditor relationships.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

LAW3015 Criminal Procedure

This course presents an overview, analysis and critique of American criminal procedure in the context of the U.S. Constitution, with special emphasis on the Fourth Amendment with respect to search and seizure, stop and frisk, arrest, evidence, interrogations, confessions, identification, and remedies such as the exclusionary rule. Other constitutional issues relevant to the foregoing, including the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments' due process and equal protection doctrines, shall be examined.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LAW3025 Criminal Law

This course is an introduction to the basic elements of, and defenses to, criminal liability. Topics include the basic crimes against the person (homicide, assault, battery, rape, etc.), the basic crimes against property (larceny, fraud, embezzlement, burglary, etc.), and the basic defenses and justifications (diminished capacity, self-defense, mistake, etc.).
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LAW3055 International Business Law

This course introduces the student to the principles of public and private international law. It addresses the legal problems of doing business in developed, developing, and non-market economy countries, together with the economic and political issues that commonly arise.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LAW3065 Employment Law

This course acquaints students with the different legal rules governing the employer/employee relationship. Topics include employment discrimination, sexual harassment, employment contracts, labor relations, Fair Labor Standards Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), OSHA and vicarious liability. There is heavy emphasis on discussion and written work.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001 or LAW2010.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LAW3080 Cyberlaw

This upper-level course confronts students with the changes and adaptations of U.S. law resulting from the ascendancy of computers and the Internet. Fundamental common law and statutory assumptions about the nature of person, place, thing and action are called into question by data transactions between computer memories, unprecedented wealth concentrated in the development and distribution of software, widespread access to large quantities of data with minimal quality control, and the blurring of geographical boundaries. Students examine how contract formation, defamation, obscenity, copyright, trademark, privacy and other legal issues have been changed by technology and the online world.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LAW3610 Cannabis Law

This course examines the legal issues specific to the cannabis industry, particularly businesses engaged in the cultivation, sale and/or distribution of cannabis and its derivatives. Covered topics include the different legal frameworks existing between the federal government and the states, the legality of THC products (cannabis, CBD oil, hemp, etc.), medical marijuana versus recreational marijuana (including edibles), relevant intellectual property regulations, and the taxing systems imposed on marijuana-related businesses.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001, sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

LAW5410 Food Law and Policy

This advanced course examines legal rules, especially federal statutes and regulations, that impact the production, processing, transportation, labeling, advertising and sale of food. These legal tools touch on a wide variety of food-related concerns, including but not limited to genetically modified and organic food, labels and advertising, obesity and malnutrition, food equity and animal welfare, and environmental practices. Special attention is paid to the power of government to regulate various aspects of food, and to the limitations on that power.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001 or LAW2005.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LAW6000 Law for Accountants

This course offers the student a practical approach to understanding the complexity in the area of law and the implications upon the accounting profession. Discussion centers on the study of business organizations, contracts, bankruptcy, wills and estates, antitrust, employment law and products liability. Emphasis is placed on the legal liability of the accountant and professional responsibility. Students gain an understanding that the accounting profession is a self-regulating industry whereby theory and reporting requirements are initiated, developed, implemented and enforced by the accounting profession.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001 or LAW2010, completion of required accounting prerequisite and foundation courses.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LEAD1010 Foundations of Leadership Studies

This course draws upon a variety of research-based theories and applications germane to the study of leadership. Theoretical paradigms of motivation are discussed and applied to communication styles, decision making, risk taking, team building, conflict resolution, negotiation, diversity and inclusion. Leadership traits, leadership styles and roles are examined in the context of ethics, power and social responsibility.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LEAD2011 Leadership and Women in History

In a variety of arenas, a number of powerful women have made their mark on history. This course examines famous women leaders and explores the nature of leadership as it existed from the ancient world through modern times. Relying upon the disciplines of history and leadership studies, this course offers a different perspective on the concepts and ideas that hold contemporary value for those interested in learning more about women leaders, past and present.
Prerequisite(s): LEAD1010.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

LEAD2012 Power and Leadership

This course provides an overview of the nature and types of power and their connections to leadership. Relationships between concepts and practices of power, and their role and influence across a number of spheres, settings, roles and relationships are explored. Since issues of power present unique challenges in today's complex, networked and digitized world, special attention is given to the topics of supportive communication, relationship building, organizational politics and the effective management of power relations.
Prerequisite(s): LEAD1010 or SOC1001 or SOC2005.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LEAD3020 Creative Leadership

The objective of this course is to develop and enhance one's own creativity, allowing each individual the opportunity to become a more productive leader of tomorrow. Extensive classroom participation and a variety of activities allow each student to experience personal growth and influence the growth of others. For Providence Campus students, the course may only be offered virtually or online. Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding course availability and for planning.
Prerequisite(s): LEAD1010 or SEE2015.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LEAD6100 Leadership Theory and Practice

This course examines contemporary theories, research and practices of organizational leadership. Students are exposed to ways that leadership has been conceptualized and applied to various theories of psychology through analysis of research and contemporary issues in organizational settings. This course also challenges students to analyze their personal leadership style and how they may change over time to address key personal and professional priorities.
Prerequisite(s): HOSP6120 or PSYC5400.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

LIBS4900 Liberal Studies Capstone: The Great Conversation

This seminar draws on coursework from the Liberal Studies major and synthesizes it in the form of a research-based project on an original topic. Projects focus on substantive issues that explore the seminal works of Western civilization and the questions that they raise: Where did we come from? What does it mean to be free? What is justice? What is truth? What does it mean to be virtuous? Students explore substantive areas of scholarship and creative works throughout history encompassing philosophy, politics, science, religion, literature, film, music and the arts. Through problem-based learning, students develop the characteristics of self-reliant thinkers and learners and demonstrate their capacity to cultivate a rich intellectual experience.
Prerequisite(s): Senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LIT1020 Introduction to Literary Genres

This survey course prepares students to read, analyze and write about the major literary genres: poetry, fiction and drama. Students are exposed to a variety of forms and styles in each genre from a wide range of historical periods. Literary selections represent a diverse group of classic and contemporary writers, poets and playwrights.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LIT2030 African-American Literature

This course examines African-American literature in a variety of genres from its conception in the days of slavery to contemporary times. Emphasis is on the historical and social significance of major works of African-American literature as well as the unique artistic contributions of African-American authors to the American literature canon. Literary movements are examined in their historical, political, intellectual and social contexts through a number of contemporary theoretical perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LIT2070 Studies In The Short Story

This course prepares the student to read, analyze, and write about the short story from different critical perspectives. Students study representative authors and are exposed to a variety of forms and styles of the short story from a wide range of historical periods.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte
3 Semester Credits

LIT2090 Multi-Ethnic Literature

This course introduces students to fiction, autobiography, poetry, drama and many other forms of literature by writers from many racial and ethnic backgrounds including African American, Asian American, Latino, Chicano, American Indian and more. Emphasis is placed on the historical context in which the writings have evolved as well as the problems encountered by these various cultural groups as they intersect with American culture. Through reading the literature of many cultures and countries, students search for the common themes that unite humanity across the globe.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LIT2415 Disease in Film and Literature

This course focuses on the intersection between disease and the arts, exploring how literature and film reflect and shape our understanding of the human condition through illness as well as the constantly evolving relationship between patient and healer. Students also examine how issues of race, culture, gender and class are represented in text and film, both historical and otherwise, in narratives of illness and treatment. Students consider to what extent classic and contemporary narratives construct and deconstruct the boundaries of empathy and compassion.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

LIT3001 Studies In Drama

This is an introductory course in the history of drama. Critical analyses of literary elements are conducted in the context of genres from the ancient Greeks to contemporary drama. Both written works and performances are examined and analyzed.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LIT3015 Food In Film And Literature

This reading, screening and discussion-intensive course explores representations of food in both literature and film. Students examine how narratives are framed, how characters are developed, and how reoccurring themes of food are used symbolically and metaphorically. Utilizing a wide range of influential texts and select films, our inquiry includes extensive analyses of the role that food plays in contributing to the development of our cultural and personal identities as well as creating and maintaining communities. The readings and films provide a comprehensive overview of different time periods to allow for analyses of themes such as gluttony, desires and appetites, and celebrations of nature’s bounty among many others.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LIT3018 Honors Seminar: The Languages of Food: Culture and Media

This reading and writing-intensive honors seminar traces the use of food as both subject and metaphor in literature and film throughout the ages. The first half of the course examines the relationships between food and philosophy, food and politics, and food and history as portrayed through a wide variety of literary and film genres. The second half of the course focuses on analytical comparisons of food-centered texts and their film adaptations. Through discussion of course readings and screenings, students develop an analytical perspective on the study of food in film and literature that they apply to a research project of their own design.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1027, honors or SHARP status, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LIT3030 Studies In Poetry

This course prepares the student to read, analyze, and write about poetry from different critical perspectives. Students study representative poets and are exposed to a variety of forms and techniques of poetry from the Middle Ages to the contemporary.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LIT3120 Masterpieces of World Literature

This course provides students with the opportunity to explore the texts that have shaped and continue to shape the literary canon, starting with ancient texts dating from the earliest works of literature to major works from many historical periods and civilizations. Students read and think critically about literary works to examine them carefully. Close readings allow students to gain insight into the works in their cultural/historical contexts and of the enduring human values and conflicts that span various literary traditions.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

LIT3180 The Graphic Novel

This course serves as an introduction to critical methods in popular culture studies, with a focus on the graphic novel as cultural product and practice. Students explore the role graphic design plays in storytelling, as well as the ways in which meanings emerge in several celebrated texts of the graphic novel genre. Through diverse theoretical perspectives, students explore notions of identity, character interaction, intertextuality, comic art and caricature within both fictional and autobiographical works.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LIT3220 Masterpieces of American Literature

This course surveys American literature from its pre-Colonial origins through contemporary times. Literary movements are examined in their historical, political, intellectual and social contexts through a number of contemporary theoretical perspectives. Students engage with major issues, past and present, as constructed and revealed through literary texts. Students study representative authors, poets and playwrights working in a variety of forms, styles and genres. Special attention is paid to the formation of the American literary tradition.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

LIT3240 Masterpieces in British Literature

This course surveys British literature from ancient through contemporary eras. It examines literary movements in their historical, political, intellectual and social contexts through a number of contemporary theoretical perspectives. In doing so, it engages major issues past and present as constructed and revealed through literary texts. Students study influential works from diverse authors such as Chaucer, Spenser, Milton, Behn, Keats, Kipling, Wilde, Gaskell, Yeats, Joyce, Woolf and Lawrence (among others), who present a range of views on gender, class, race, religion, politics and other controversial subjects.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

LIT4010 Science Fiction

This course analyses the evolution of science fiction from its early origins to the present. Fantastic and futuristic elements of plot are examined as social commentary. A variety of styles in several genres include traditional science fiction, fantasy, horror and cyberpunk.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

LIT4040 Shakespeare

This course presents an introduction to the world of William Shakespeare by examining the historical contexts of his work, his life and his theatre. Works read and analyzed during the course are representative of Shakespeare's achievements in history, tragedy, comedy and poetry. Students trace Shakespeare's continuing relevance and influence on modern art and thought.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH0010 Pre-Algebra

Students are assigned to this course based on placement tests given prior to taking MATH1020 or MATH1002. The course is designed to teach students the basic mathematical concepts and methods that will prepare them for studying college-level mathematics. Topics include a review of basic arithmetic, an introduction to algebra, and problem-solving techniques.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
1.5 Semester Credits

MATH1002 A Survey of College Mathematics

This course is designed to teach students the basic mathematical concepts and methods that will assist them in using mathematics in both their personal and professional lives. Topics include problem solving, sets, probability, statistics, consumer mathematics, and the rudiments of college algebra.
Prerequisite(s): MATH0010 or math placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH1020 Fundamentals of Algebra

This course provides students with a working knowledge of the basic elements of algebra. Topics covered include graphing, inequalities, exponents and roots, logarithms, and factoring, and the solution of linear, quadratic, logarithmic, rational and radical equations, as well as systems of linear equations.
Prerequisite(s): MATH0010 or math placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH1030 Precalculus

This course features the concepts and techniques essential for the study of calculus. Topics include functional notation; algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; analytic trigonometry; and matrix algebra.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1020 or math placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH1035 Quantitative Analysis I

This is a business-oriented mathematics course that features applications in algebra and differential calculus. Topics include linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions as well as matrices, linear programming, and derivatives.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1020 or math placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH1040 Calculus I

This course provides students with an introduction to the basic elements of differential and integral calculus. Topics include functions and limits, continuity, differentiation and its applications, relative extrema, and an introduction to integration.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1030 or math placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH2001 Statistics I

This course is designed to provide students with the basic statistical concepts and techniques that will assist them in both their personal and professional lives. Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability distributions of both discrete and continuous random variables, sampling distributions, estimation theory, and an introduction to hypothesis testing.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1002 or higher (minimum grade of C in MATH1002 or MATH1020 required for hybrid sections of MATH2001).
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH2002 Statistics II

This course is a continuation of Statistics I. It is designed to provide students with the statistical concepts and techniques of inferential statistics. Topics include hypothesis testing; testing the difference between two means, two proportions and two variances; correlation and regression; Chi-square tests; analysis of variance; and nonparametric statistics.
Prerequisite(s): MATH2001 or MATH2010.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH2010 Introduction to Biostatistics

This course is an introductory statistics course with a focus on applications to biomedical and related fields such as nutrition, pharmacology, ecology, genetics, health and physiology. Topics include descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, statistical studies, elementary probability theory, probability and sampling distributions, estimation theory, and hypothesis testing.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1002 or MATH1020.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH2015 Honors Seminar: Experimental Design and Statistics

This course provides students with statistical concepts and techniques that assist them in both their academic and professional lives. Basic concepts such as measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability distributions of both discrete and continuous random variables, sampling distributions and estimation theory are covered, and techniques such as hypothesis testing and correlation are introduced. The course culminates in the application of experimental design to a real-world situation.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1002 or higher (minimum grade of C in MATH1002 or MATH1020 is required for hybrid sections of MATH2015), honors or SHARP status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH2020 Discrete Mathematics

This course is designed to give students the basic mathematical concepts and methods that are prevalent in information science. Topics include logic, sets, relations, functions, algorithms, recurrence relations, elementary graph theory and trees.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1020 or math placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH2035 Quantitative Analysis II

A continuation of MATH1035, this course further examines the applications of the derivative such as maxima and minima, and marginal analysis. Both indefinite and definite integration are discussed along with their application to business and economics. Partial differentiation and functions of several variables are also presented.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1035.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH2040 Calculus II

This course is a continuation of MATH1040. Topics include a detailed treatment of the calculus of transcendental functions, formal integration methods, improper integrals, infinite series, and further topics in analytic geometry.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1040.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH2043 Ordinary Differential Equations

This course introduces the student to the field of ordinary differential equations. Topics include methods for solving linear differential equations and their applications, Laplace Transform Methods, and the solution of systems of linear differential equations along with their applications.
Prerequisite(s): MATH2040.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH2220 Linear Algebra

Linear algebra is a branch of mathematics that studies systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear transformations, and the properties of matrices. Main topics covered include linear systems and their solutions, linear transformations, matrix and vector algebra, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Students study a variety of interdisciplinary applications and related strategies throughout the course.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1035 or MATH1040.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH3040 Calculus III

This course is a continuation of MATH2040. It is designed to provide students with a detailed treatment of the calculus of functions of several variables and vectors. Topics include vector algebra, vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, vector differential calculus, and the integration of vector fields including the Divergence Theorem and Stokes' Theorem.
Prerequisite(s): MATH2040.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH4900 Applied Statistics

In this capstone course, students have the opportunity to apply knowledge obtained in statistics courses to further develop their research and analytical thinking skills. Students take part in three research projects: (1) critical analysis of existing professional statistical papers, (2) data collection in an attempt to support a personal hypothesis, and (3) collaborative research to support one side of an argument in a debate format.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1035 or MATH1040, MATH2002, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

MATH5100 Statistical Methods

This course provides the student with an understanding of concepts in experimental design and the connection of these concepts to research validity. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills necessary for the critical evaluation and application of statistical methodology. Topics include but are not limited to experimental design, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, and regression.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM1005 Introduction to Media & Communication

This is a survey course that introduces students to the study of media across time and space. The course focuses on the histories of various modalities, from speech and print to television and social media. Students also engage with a variety of concepts from the field of media studies, as well as with political-economic and social-cultural approaches to media research.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM1070 Writing for Radio, Television and Film

This course teaches students how to successfully write for radio, television and film by introducing them to the key elements of production for each medium. Students become familiar with a broad range of standard formats, acquire fundamental industry terminology and closely examine a variety of creative techniques for producing professional copy. The course balances theory and practice, providing students with many concrete examples through which to learn the essential components of script writing, from commercials, PSAs and talk shows to documentaries and a host of fictional formats. Students demonstrate their understanding of important concepts and develop their own skills and talents by writing a series of short scripts for each medium. This is a writing-intensive course in which assignments are designed to cultivate the strengths and interests of each student, while always requiring the student-writer to consider the demands of form and content, as well as audience and marketability.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM1150 Introduction to Media Production

This production course introduces students to several modes of professional practice in the field of media production. Through the creation of short works of visual and auditory media, students acquire practical, professionally focused experience as well as the necessary technological skills to effectively communicate their message to an audience. With emphasis on the craft of storytelling, this course provides students with the foundational experience they need to engage in more complex, independent media productions.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM1200 Communicating for Social Change

In this course, students focus on the use of media to enable participation in the processes that can lead to social change. Media and communication can facilitate social change that has a direct effect on many diverse constituencies, especially those that are often underrepresented. This effect may be felt in areas such as hunger, poverty, gender discrimination, healthcare, human trafficking, and human rights. The foundation to enable change is derived from communication processes that include strong dialogue between multiple stakeholders. In this course, students learn strategies to identify areas of significant need, analyze stakeholders, and develop effective messages to facilitate social change.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM1210 Foundations of Digital Photography

This introductory course provides students with an overview of important concepts, terminologies and best practices associated with digital photography. Through a number of hands-on exercises, assignment work, and discussions and critique, students discover the many overlapping connections between image-based communication and personal expression. While learning how digital cameras work, students become immersed in a critical discourse which allows them to identify and create more successful imagery. Topics include portraiture, food and event-based photography, documentary and technological considerations.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM2010 Media Industries

This course provides an in-depth look at the industrial contexts within which media professionals work. Of primary concern are the ways in which a range of factors (i.e., organizational philosophies, economic structures, regulatory contexts, technological innovations and day-to-day business practices) work to determine the ways in which media organizations operate, as well as how such contexts shape the kinds of media texts these industries produce. Ultimately, the course introduces future media professionals to concepts necessary for understanding and navigating the contemporary media landscape.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM2030 Media Texts

This course surveys key theories and methods for conducting analysis in relation to media texts. As such, this course tackles advanced questions of textual construction, meaning and interpretation. Students closely read various media texts from a variety of theoretical perspectives, such as semiotics, narrative theory and discourse analysis. Through the application of such theories and methods, students develop a conceptual vocabulary with which to articulate the myriad ways in which media texts create meaning, elicit responses, and mobilize feelings and attitudes within audiences. Students also think deeply about the role media texts play in the construction, maintenance and transformation of our social world.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM2050 Media Audiences

This course asks students to think critically about how they (as well as their friends, families and communities) influence and are influenced by mediated messages. Students compare and contrast the behaviors of film, radio, television and internet audiences from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. By reading and writing about media audiences in historical and contemporary contexts, students come to understand the effects of, as well as their own responses to, mediated messages.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM2100 Children, Youth and Media

This course examines selected works aimed at children and young adults, and focuses on the interpretation and analysis of how media engages and affects young viewers. In addition to viewing selected works, students read what researchers and critics have to say in their analyses.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM2150 Visual Communication

In this course, students learn how we make sense of the visual culture in which we live. They become proficient in the language of visual communication by studying the roots of the field and the key concepts that scholars and practitioners use to analyze drawings, paintings, photographs, video and film. Students also create an original project. The course concludes with the dissemination and reception of the project.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM2200 Television Studies

This course offers critical perspectives on American television and its complex relationship to contemporary culture and everyday life. Specifically, the course covers several aspects that are crucial to understanding television as a cultural artifact: economic structure, aesthetic practices and technological developments, the consumption habits of audiences, government regulation, and social impact. Along the way, students gain a solid grasp of television's history and speculate about its future.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM2300 American Film

This course explores major developments in the U.S. film industry during its first 100 years. The course is structured chronologically and focuses on moments in film history that are particularly relevant to the medium's development as an aesthetic form, industrial product and cultural practice. While a large portion of the course covers the Hollywood film industry, focus is also on the development of independent film in the U.S., which has always existed alongside the mainstream industry in various and ever-changing states of co-dependence. Students gain a strong appreciation for the wide variety of cinematic movements and styles that make up U.S. cinema, as well as a deep understanding of the way in which economic factors and industrial logic determine the kinds of films that are made. American cinema is also discussed in a global context, considering the ways in which international films and filmmakers have influenced, and been influenced by, the U.S. film industry.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM2400 Writing for Publication

This course focuses on the various sectors and processes of the publishing industry, including (but not limited to) periodicals, book publishing, professional journals and online publishing. Throughout the term, students explore the various sectors of the industry and become adept at researching the market and identifying appropriate venues for a variety of works. Instruction begins with critical analysis of the market and develops into an in-depth discovery of the industry from the genesis of a piece to representation, acquisition, editing, distribution and marketing. Issues of copyright laws, collaboration and issuance of contract terms are central to the course. By the end of the term, students are challenged to assess their own writing in regard to audience, timeliness and marketability in today's publishing industry.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM2450 Writing in Digital Media

This course examines the theory and practice of writing in a digital age. Special emphasis is on ethics and the rhetorical conventions for online communication and the design of information, particularly for professional purposes. Topics include designing an effective blog, web style and identity online, social media applications, copyright and authorship issues, and participating in collaborative online environments.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027 (or concurrent).
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM2520 Environmental Journalism

This course provides students with an opportunity to concentrate on environmental journalism for books, magazines, newspapers and websites. Exploring the genre, they learn how to write news and feature stories, as well as how to create multimedia packages. Topics also include developing sources, conducting interviews, crafting query letters and tailoring work to publications.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM2550 Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling

This course examines the practice of journalism and multimedia coverage in a digital age. Special emphasis is placed on preparing students to create content and to package news for a multi-platform audience. Topics include reporting and writing for the web; using photography, graphics, sound and videos to tell a story; designing and publishing online; and incorporating social media and networks.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM2610 Motion Picture Editing

Motion Picture Editing is a video post-production course which provides students with a thorough overview of non-linear editing software and techniques. Students work on a number of short video projects while gaining a thorough understanding of professional editing applications and their user-interfaces. Media management, post-production workflow, audio trimming, and mixing as well as color correction and file compression are studied.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM2650 Sound Production

This audio-based course provides students with the necessary recording skills required to inform and entertain an audience sonically. While primarily focusing on the delivery of effective aural messages, students are responsible for the writing, recording, assembly and post-processing of short audio products such as podcasts and voice-over narration for television and film. Techniques in microphone usage, foley recording and sound design are introduced as students put the pieces together using a digital audio workstation.
Prerequisite(s): MCOM1150 or MCST1150.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM2850 Media Law

This course introduces students to foundational legal principles that inform the work of media professionals such as entrepreneurial content creators, public relations specialists, and journalists. Students study the legal system generally and gain exposure to the constitutional, statutory and regulatory environment wherein lawful communications are distinguished from those that violate the law. To understand the judicial process, students engage with such relevant common law torts as defamation and invasion of privacy, exploring the potential for liability and the nature of court-imposed damages. In addition, an examination of the constitutional right to freedom of expression under the First Amendment offers students the framework under which governing statutory law and administrative regulations may permissibly occur. Coverage of copyrights and trademarks, journalistic privilege, obscenity, and media ownership provides the context for appreciating the tensions between government regulation of media and the First Amendment. Throughout the course, students rely heavily on their developing ability to think critically and communicate clearly about complex issues.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM3050 Media Identities

This course analyzes the ways in which media texts, from films to television shows, represent contemporary forms of social identity such as gender, race, class and sexual orientation. Specifically, students are encouraged to ponder the role contemporary media plays in constructing popular understandings of social identity, as well as how audiences use media representations to form their own sense of identity. Students engage with contemporary theoretical perspectives on media representation, evaluate current research in the field, and perform their own analyses based on this material.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM3090 Critical Perspectives on New Media

This course examines the rise of digital media technologies and their impact on contemporary culture. Topics include: economic issues, such as how the new digital landscape contributes to the consolidation of media ownership; industrial issues, such as how digital technologies cultivate new kinds of relationships between media producers and consumers; social issues, such as how the internet and social media change the way that individuals interact with one another and re-imagine themselves; and political issues, such as digital technology’s potential to break down some barriers (i.e., global, national, cultural), while erecting others (i.e., economic barriers related to access). Through critical engagement with these issues, students are encouraged to think deeply and ethically about the media’s past, present and future.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM3100 Radio, Records and Popular Music

This course is divided into three interlocking sections: genres, industries and technologies. The genres section explores major forms of popular music, such as jazz, blues, country and rock. The industries section examines how the businesses of radio and music produce culture. The technologies section describes the gramophone, phonograph, radio, jukebox, tape recorder and digital files in their social and technological contexts. Borrowing from multiple fields, such as media studies, sociology, anthropology, history and musicology, the course situates these genres, industries, and technologies alongside several themes, including noise and silence, listening and recording, body and voice, regionalism and urbanism, race and class, and creativity and commerce.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM3200 History of Photography

This course covers important photographic inventions, from the camera obscura and the daguerreotype to the 35mm still camera and the Polaroid. Various formats and prints are studied from social-cultural perspectives, such as banquet camera photographs, cartes de visite, magic lantern slides, news photographs and picture postcards. The documentary quality of photographs is also addressed, with examples that draw from the works of Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lang and Walker Evans, among others.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM3220 Advanced Photographic Practices

In this advanced image-making course, students strengthen their photographic work through intensive professional practice. Meetings are led as workshops, where students use digital cameras, studio lighting and industry-standard post-processing software. Class culminates with students preparing their photographic work for a public exhibition.
Prerequisite(s): MCOM1210 or MCST1210.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM3300 Hip-Hop Culture

Hip-hop culture, over the course of its recognized existence, has given rise to much controversy, admiration and study. Now recognized as a global phenomenon that appeals to youth cultures, the hip-hop movement can be identified in nearly every aspect of human existence. Hip-hop is also the subject of transnational dialogues about race, gender, sexual orientation, class, tradition and change. In the spirit of such dialogues, this course facilitates discussion and research about the creation, circulation and consumption of hip-hop culture. Course readings cover hip-hop's history from the African diaspora to contemporary influences around the world.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM3400 Latinx Music Culture

This course traces the origins and evolutions of genres and styles of Latinx music in the United States during the 20th and 21st centuries. Through its chronological approach, the course places a significant emphasis on the geographies of Miami, San Antonio, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco as key sites of cultural production. Students consider the commercial appeal of crossover performers and independent musicians’ approaches to folk and underground music. Throughout the course, students interpret the aesthetic, semantic and symbolic properties of genres and styles, such as Latin rock, salsa and reggaeton, often in political and economic contexts. In the process, they are exposed to the stories of musicians, album producers, record shop owners, music critics and radio DJs involved in the creation and circulation of Latinx music—all cultural workers with their own transnational, generational, socioeconomic, racial-ethnic and gender-sexual identities.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM3600 Narrative Filmmaking

This course provides students the opportunity to collaborate on the production of a number of short films that explore fiction-based storytelling. Emphasis is on creating visual dynamism as students develop, write, direct and produce their own short films. Advanced techniques in lighting, cinematography and directing actors allow participants to create work of high-production value.
Prerequisite(s): MCOM1150 or MCST1150.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM3650 Documentary Filmmaking

This course goes in-depth into how nonfiction films are made from initial concept through distribution. Strategies for producing, including solutions to the unique challenges inherent to documentary production, are explored. Through a combination of screenings and critiques of documentary films (which may include genres such as political, sports, music and/or biographic), shooting exercises and critical analysis of work produced in class, the course culminates in a final project: a short, student-developed work of nonfiction or a written treatment.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM3700 Media Research Methods

This course provides essential training on how scholars think by asking students to participate in the process of knowledge creation. Students are familiarized with a variety of qualitative research methods used by media scholars, such as interview studies, focus groups, participant observation, historical and textual analysis. Not only do students read and critique prior research performed by media scholars, they also gain practical, hands-on experience with these methods through a series of method-based projects. This course is beneficial to students who wish to pursue research positions in the media industries as well as for those who plan to continue their studies in graduate school. As part of the MCST core curriculum, it also prepares students for the research-based capstone project in MCOM4200.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, MCOM1005 or MCST1005.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM4010 Global Media

This course takes a critical look at the practices of media corporations, governments and audiences, mostly through the lenses of nationalism and imperialism. Particular emphasis is placed on the idea of globalization and its connection to contexts of reception at local, national and international levels. The course also addresses key themes such as trade, tradition, nation, globalism and localism. Students read political-economic and ethnographic analyses of cultural artifacts and production sites that bear the imprints of, on the one hand, transnational media corporations, and, on the other, regional audiences.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, MCOM1005 or MCST1005.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM4050 Media & Popular Culture

This course surveys the ways in which everyday acts and artifacts communicate messages. Students interpret how fashion, food, fiction and other forms of communication influence and are influenced by social structures and global institutions. Students also consider the ways in which icons and symbols generate meaning for diverse audiences. Course readings address ideology, identity, community, subjectivity and the body, among other topics.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM4200 Media & Communication Capstone

This seminar draws on coursework from the major and synthesizes it in the form of one research-based project on an original topic. Projects focus on substantive issues and may take several forms, from traditional scholarship such as a research paper or a critical analysis, to creative work — film or television scripts, journalism, fiction, photography, music or any type of performance art.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, MCOM1005 or MCST1005.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCOM4400 Cinematic Lighting Studio

Lighting is explored as a narrative element in this advanced studio course. Students create short video sketches through their hands-on use of specialized tools, designed to produce the look of high-end cinematography. Through the analysis and reconstruction of various lighting studies from classic and contemporary films, techniques are put to practice in studio environments and field locations. Topics include how quality and placement of lights convey emotion, interview lighting, Chroma keying and safety considerations.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status and two of the following production courses: GDES3300, GDES3310, MCOM/MCST 1210, 2500 or 3600.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT2001 Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HRM) is the strategic approach to the management of people in an organization. Organizational Behavior (OB) is the way people think, work and behave in an organization. The field of HRM is reliant on OB; it considers the behavior of individuals and groups within organizations and explores how to effectively lead employees to achieve the organization’s goals. This course provides students with knowledge, skills and understanding of HRM and OB to prepare them for using organizational behavior knowledge to practice effective management of human resources (employees). Topics in HRM include job design, recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, compliance with employment regulations and laws, labor relations, and strategic human resource management. Topics in OB include motivation, learning, and organizational culture.
Prerequisite(s): BUS1001 or EVNT1001 or FSM1001 or HOSP1001 or SEE1001 or SPM1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT2020 Organizational Behavior

This course prepares students for changing workplace dynamics and individual and group behaviors in organizations. The course also provides a foundation for business students to understand the strength in diversity and how to respect individuality while encouraging belonging. In this course, students explore diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, as well as countering bias. Students also explore teams, decision-making, providing/receiving feedback, negotiating, communication, leadership, and personality/dispositions.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT2030 Operations and Supply Chain Management I

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of operations and supply chain management in the manufacturing and service sectors. The course reflects the changing face of operations from an internally focused supportive function to a strategic part of the enterprise value chain. Topics include the supply chain model, product and process design, project management, process analysis, total quality management, and sustainability.
Prerequisite(s): BUS1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT3005 Workforce Planning and Deployment

This course explores the human resource processes of workforce planning, including sourcing, recruiting, hiring and retaining and mobilizing talent within the organization. Subtopics include developing and evaluating sources of talent, succession planning, and the legal environment's impact on such managerial actions.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2001.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT3015 Labor Relations

This course explores labor relations within organizations and the processes used to clarify and manage relationships with employees, specifically in unionized environments. Emphasis is on assessing how union, governmental and workforce policies, practices, history and functions relating to labor management in the public and private sectors affect business and human resource management.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2001.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT3030 Managerial Technology

This course surveys the relationship of technology with the managerial process, strategic competitiveness, operational effectiveness and the business enterprise. The course explores technologies typically available to business managers, and how those technologies can be leveraged to increase organizational and professional success. Students are also exposed to approaches and managerial practices through demonstrations, case studies, simulations and experience-based exercises.
Prerequisite(s): FIT1040, MGMT2030.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT3035 Operations and Supply Chain Management II

This course expands on students' knowledge of operations and the supply chain by introducing students to qualitative and quantitative methodologies used by operations and supply chain professionals. The course covers key concepts in the areas of forecasting, capacity, utilization, scheduling, inventory management, and planning including MRP and ERP. Students apply these concepts and their associated methodologies to common problems faced by organizations.
Prerequisite(s): MATH2001, MGMT2030.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT3040 Process and Quality Management

This course thoroughly examines the concept of quality management as well as tools and approaches used to manage quality improvement efforts in organizations. Students are exposed to the theoretical and practical issues to prepare them to initiate quality and process improvements in their business careers, suitable for operations management and other functional professionals.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2030, MATH2001.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT3045 Logistics

This course acquaints students with the basic concepts of product distribution and the terminology used in the logistics field. The course recognizes the changing face of logistics from an internally focused supportive function to a strategic part of the enterprise value chain. Students learn the process of planning effective product distribution and discuss methods of transportation and traffic management techniques. Emphasis is on the following major areas: the supply chain model, product and process design, project management, inventory and inventory management, warehouse management, global logistics and sustainability and risk management.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2030.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT3050 Compensation, Benefits and Total Rewards

This course explores the dynamic profession of compensation, benefits and total rewards management. Topics are explored through the perspective of the human resources professional, which provides a view of the ever-changing world of employee reward development, government and regulatory changes, and expectations of both the employer and employee in a competitive business arena.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT3055 Procurement

This course acquaints students with the basic concepts of purchasing and supply chain management. Emphasis is on the organization and operation of the procurement department, principles and procedures in purchasing processes, strategy, and planning (ERP, MRP, WMS, etc.). This course covers price considerations, quality, commodity management/sourcing, the negotiation process, legal aspects in purchasing, social responsibilities/ethics, supplier selection, supplier management and e-commerce/technology management.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2030.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT3060 Training and Development

This course explores training and development in a competitive global business environment. The course reviews research findings that support training and development as an essential component of effective business performance. Students explore the relationship between business strategy and strategic training and development, as well as the relationship between learning theory and effective training and development. Students design and deliver training in the classroom setting.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2001.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT4001 Process Planning and Control

This course offers a quantitative approach to operations and supply chain management problems. Key areas of focus include the management of waiting lines, forecasting, inventory, location/scheduling and project management. Particular emphasis is placed on the application of tools and techniques to solve problems such as linear programming and other methodologies widely used in business settings.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2030 or MGMT3035, MGMT3040.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT4020 Strategic Management

This course provides students with the fundamentals of business strategy. The first part of the course addresses environmental analyses and the tools used to assess these environments. The second part of the course addresses the different strategies a firm may choose at both the firm- and business-unit level, and how the chosen strategic position is strengthened through internal alignment. The third part addresses the theories behind developing sustainable competitive advantage. Leadership and corporate ethics are also discussed.
Prerequisite(s): Senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT4030 Senior Business Capstone

This capstone course requires students to synthesize knowledge gained from previous coursework in business strategy, operations, finance, production, marketing, information technology, human resource management and corporate social responsibility to make decisions in a simulated business environment.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT4020, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT4050 Contemporary Issues in Operations and Supply Chain Management Strategy

This course examines the operations and supply chain function as an organization's source for developing a sustainable, competitive advantage. The concept of operations is viewed from the perspective of the firm's entire value chain. The impacts of technology, globalization and contemporary issues are examined in depth. Through the use of business cases and/or simulations, students apply operations management techniques and tools to determine strategies and make operational and supply chain decisions.
Prerequisite(s): BUS3010 or MGMT4020, senior status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT4140 Human Resource Management Seminar

This seminar course focuses on emerging areas within the field of human resource management and the strategic deployment of human capital to support organizational strategy. Students research and examine these areas within the context of strategic and human resource management. Students then apply concepts from earlier coursework and assess the emerging area while identifying the appropriate changes within the human resource management practices to support day-to-day operations.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT3050, MGMT3060, junior status.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT4200 Leadership Capstone

This capstone course requires students to apply their previous studies of management, business and leadership to analyze and solve leadership issues posed in different cases and scenarios. They also examine how elements such as organizational strategy, strong decision-making skills, and visionary thinking can be used by individuals in leadership positions to maximize workplace performance and employee morale. In addition, students assess how informal leadership roles held by employees and formalized leadership roles attributed to organizational hierarchy connect to significantly impact the work processes that underscore modern business practices. At the end of this course, students utilize their in-depth understanding of classroom material to integrate leadership and management principles into a comprehensive project addressing a current and meaningful organizational issue.
Prerequisite(s): BUS3010, LEAD2012.
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

MGMT5323 Communication and Conflict Resolution

This course examines the underlying sources of conflict in professional settings and interactions, and how mindful, productive communication helps to minimize both tension and anxiety in communication exchanges. This course introduces daily organizational conflicts and how they impact organizational performance and outcomes. Students assess how communication can effectively alter their perceptions of conflict and how it can be used as a positive force for change and growth. Additionally, students diagnose a significant conflict in their own professional lives and develop an effective communication plan that eliminates workplace conflict that impacts the organization’s overall effectiveness.
Prerequisite(s): COMM5200.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT5350 Talent Development

This course examines the specific elements that go into the identification of organizational talent and the methods by which that organization attracts, develops, engages and retains quality employees. Strategies to improve required competencies, encourage professional development and maintain the motivational levels of high-performing employees are also discussed.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT5575 Operations Management

This course provides students with a broad introduction to the field of operations management in a realistic and practical manner. The course blends accounting, industrial engineering, management science and statistics to assist in solving real-world operations management problems. The course integrates case studies in many of the operations management areas of study, such as product design, quality, globalization and inventory control.
Prerequisite(s): EMGT5010 or RSCH5700 or RSCH5800.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT5800 Effective Leadership

This course reviews how mid- to upper-level managers can become effective leaders by drawing on knowledge of the major concepts, theories and skills used in the field of organizational behavior. A major focus of this course is on developing leadership diagnostic and problem-solving skills through numerous analyses of situations that mid- to upper-level executives are likely to encounter and require their attention. Throughout this course, particular emphasis is placed on the ethical, international and multicultural dimensions of organizational leadership. Students conduct research on selected topics in the fields of leadership and organizational behavior. Students also participate in a wide variety of self-assessment exercises that will help them better understand what they need to do next to become more effective leaders.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT5850 Women and Leadership in Society

This course is designed to offer students a critical analysis of interpersonal, social and cultural barriers related to women and leadership positions/roles within organizations in the US. Through a review of selected autobiographical stories of female leaders and historical data that explains the challenges faced by women within society, students develop a greater understanding of issues related to female leaders. In addition, students study the existing biases and expectations found in current organizations in order to identify ways to reduce the gender divide within their organizations.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5800.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT5885 Workplace Emotional Intelligence

In today’s business world, communication skills that demonstrate clarity and conciseness are often considered among the most valuable to possess. However, another kind of communication skill has become significantly important in contemporary organizational life. Emotionally intelligent communication is the ability to read individuals and successfully gauge their emotional tenor as they deal with others in a variety of workplace challenges. This course examines what emotionally intelligent and mindful communication is and how the practice of bringing presence to everyday work communications can be applied to numerous business interactions. The benefits and challenges associated with this kind of communication are also explored. Lastly, students are introduced to a number of tools and techniques that can enhance their mindful approach to communication and help build the interpersonal relationships critical to organizational success.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5800.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT5900 Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law

This course challenges students in making difficult and necessary ethical choices on the basis of limited information and frequent conflicting values. In their future roles as professionals in a chosen field, students face moral temptation and ethical dilemmas that resist easy answers or simple formulas for action. A major goal of this course is to develop an analysis of the important role of all stakeholders in a corporation. The firm's interaction with its environment, navigation through national and international laws reconciling various legal obligations, and impact as it discharges its responsibility to the world and local community is extensively shared through case studies and community service projects.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of required foundation courses or EMGT5010, EMGT5020.
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT6030 Entrepreneurship

This advanced management course enables students to gain competence in the specific techniques used by successful entrepreneurs. This course examines entrepreneurial myths and realities, as well as the concept of corporate entrepreneurship.
Prerequisite(s):