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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 (4.5-22.5 credits) to maintain registration at Johnson & Wales.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
1.25-22.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 (4.5-22.5 credits) to maintain registration at Johnson & Wales.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
1.5-22.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ACCT1210 Financial Accounting

This introductory course acquaints students with 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 and interpretation and use of financial statement information in business decisions, and a study of the system that produces this information. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ACCT1220 Managerial Accounting

This course is the second of two required accounting courses to be completed by students pursuing degrees in business and hospitality. Students learn the nature, application and behavior of costs in both the goods-producing sector and service-producing sector. Various approaches to preparing budgets are also discussed. Decision making utilizing the topics discussed is emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210 or (ACCT1002 or ACCT1007 or ACCT1012 or ACCT1022 or ACCT1202 or ACCT2002 or ACCT2004). (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ACCT2010 Personal Budgeting and Planning

This course focuses on personal financial planning for a variety of life situations. Topics include money management strategies, consumer credit, insuring your resources and personal purchasing decisions. Topics are discussed with real-world applications.
Offered at Charlotte
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ACCT2021 Intermediate Accounting 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.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210, FIT1040. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ACCT2022 Intermediate Accounting II

This course is a continuation of Intermediate Accounting I. Students expand their knowledge of remaining asset groups, including inventory and non-current assets, as well as the entire spectrum of liabilities.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT2021. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ACCT2023 Intermediate Accounting III

This course serves as a continuation of Intermediate Accounting II. Special topics are studied such as accounting for stockholders’ equity, earnings per share, income taxes, leases, investments, accounting for changes and errors, and the statement of cash flows.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT2022. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 or (ACCT1002 or ACCT1007 or ACCT1012 or ACCT1022 or ACCT1202 or ACCT2002 or ACCT2004). (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 or (ACCT1002 or ACCT1007 or ACCT1012 or ACCT1022 or ACCT1202 or ACCT2002 or ACCT2004). (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ACCT3030 Not-For-Profit 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): ACCT1220 or ACCT2023.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ACCT3031 Cost Accounting I

This course provides an introduction to accounting in a manufacturing business. Costing procedures covered include activity-based costing, job order cost, process cost, joint cost, standard cost and variance analysis.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1220 or ACCT3023 or (ACCT1002 or ACCT1007 or ACCT1012 or ACCT1022 or ACCT1202 or ACCT2002 or ACCT2004). (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ACCT3032 Cost Accounting II

This course focuses on a study of more advanced problems encountered in a manufacturing environment. Topics covered include process costing, standard costing, joint product costing, manufacturing budgeting, overhead rate calculation (plant-wide and departmental), and activity-based overhead rates.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT3031.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ACCT3040 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): ACCT2023. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ACCT3040. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ACCT2023. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 or (ACCT1002 or ACCT1007 or ACCT1012 or ACCT1022 or ACCT1202 or ACCT2002 or ACCT2004). (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 ACCT3040. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ACCT3065 Advanced Accounting Software

In this interactive course, students expand their knowledge of accounting software. The software program is selected based on local market demand and designed for larger, multi-location business. Students learn how accounting functions are performed in a more advanced accounting software package. Students perform set up and maintenance of the software, enter accounting transactions and prepare reports. The course is conducted in a computer lab setting.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT2035, ACCT3040.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 or (ACCT1002 or ACCT1007 or ACCT1012 or ACCT1022 or ACCT1202 or ACCT2002 or ACCT2004), FIT1040. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ACCT4012 Taxes and Business Decisions

This course examines the income tax issues that must be considered by managers prior to making business decisions. Topics include tax aspects of selecting a type of business entity; acquisition, use and disposal of fixed assets; investments; capital gains and losses; nontaxable transactions; payroll taxes; and income tax planning. This course is an elective for non-accounting majors only.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210 or (ACCT1002 or ACCT1007 or ACCT1012 or ACCT1022 or ACCT1202 or ACCT2002 or ACCT2004).
Offered at Charlotte, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ACCT2023.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, ACCT3031, ACCT3040, senior status. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ACCT3031, ACCT3040, FISV3080, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY)
Offered at 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): ACCT3040, completion of required accounting prerequisite and foundation courses, knowledge of spreadsheet software. (HY)
Offered at 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.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT3011, completion of required accounting prerequisite and foundation courses. (HY)
Offered at 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. (HY)
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ACCT6410 Income Tax Planning

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 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 emphasized throughout the course.
Prerequisite(s): FISV5000. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ADVC1010 Marketing Communications

This course focuses on the role of integrated marketing communications in the overall marketing process. Emphasis is on the integration of advertising, sales promotion, public relations, direct marketing, personal selling and interactive marketing in the creation of effective relationships, communication theory and the creative process in achieving marketing objectives for brands. 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): (DME1020 or GDES1020) or (MCST1010 or COMM1010) or (MRKT1001 or HOSP3050). (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ADVC1011 Media Strategy

This course focuses on the process of media planning and buying with particular emphasis on traditional media. Students learn to use media research tools to select appropriate media vehicles that reach specific audiences. Topics include media strategy development, agency/media relations, reach and frequency optimization, and establishing budgets and costs.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC1010. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ADVC1021 Public Relations and Corporate Communications

This course introduces students to the basic writing requirements and functions of public relations and communications within contemporary organizations, including marketing communications, media relations and corporate communication documents. Particular emphasis is on the creation of both traditional and new media correspondence, such as press releases, media kit documents and client correspondence including agendas and meeting reports.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ADVC2001 Creative Concepts and Strategy

This course prepares students to develop creative concepts based on research and sound selling positioning strategies. Emphasis is on teaching students to think both strategically and creatively for the wide range of media and communication tools used by today's advertiser. Students gain experience in developing creative concepts for magazines, newspapers, radio, television, billboards, brochures, catalogs and infomercials in traditional and new media. Particular emphasis is on developing strategies and writing creative strategy statements from which concepts are developed and executed.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC1010. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 such as Web, viral and other nontraditional media beyond the digital realm. Copywriting study includes headline writing, body copy, theme lines and tag lines, as well as script writing. Art direction study includes layout, design, typography and the video communication arts. This course aids students in incorporating both copywriting and art direction disciplines into portfolio samples.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC2001 or CGRA3050. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ADVC2025 Advanced Brand Communications

This course utilizes contemporary case analysis and real client projects to illustrate the effective use of public relations to achieve advanced integrated brand communication campaigns. Students learn to solve client communication problems and become brand advocates by applying a public relations process model to create a diverse range of traditional, digital and branded content media. Students write advanced brand communications for digital news media, social media and native advertising formats.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC1010 or ADVC1021. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ADVC3003 Advertising Campaigns

This advanced course covers the strategies employed to develop and implement successful communication campaigns using advertising, sales promotion, public relations and multimedia tools. Extensive analysis of successful communication campaign models is used to aid students in the development of creative and effective ideas. Students are responsible for developing several advertising campaigns for various marketing organizations, including a multilevel campaign that is chronicled in a comprehensive plan book.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC2001. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ADVC3010 Digital Media Planning

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to be successful in today's digital advertising industry. Students learn strategies to reach online audiences, calculate the costs to do so, and assess the results using analytical software tools. There is a focus on paid search optimization with an opportunity for students to gain industry certification in paid search.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC1010 or SMW1001. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ADVC3050 Special Projects in Integrated Marketing Communications

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to be successful in today's fast-paced and dynamic advertising industry. Students majoring in advertising, marketing and graphic design are eligible for this course and work together in teams to develop and complete an integrated marketing communications plan consistent with what advertising agencies deliver to their clients. This course is offered twice over two consecutive terms. In the first term, students begin by conducting research for the client from which insights on positioning, creative and media strategies are developed. Strategies also include sponsorships, partnerships, events, public relations and the use of new media including digital, search optimization and social media strategies. In the following term, the course focuses on the execution of the various strategies including the creative, media, digital, social, web design, videos and collateral that are produced within a plans book and followed by a multimedia presentation that is presented to the client.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC1010, junior status. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ADVC4015 Integrated Marketing Communications Seminar I

This course is offered to senior advertising and marketing majors. This course provides students, working in teams, the opportunity to develop fully integrated marketing communications plans for marketing organizations (including nonprofits) using appropriate promotional mix elements. Students are given promotional budgets from which they develop a complete integrated marketing communications strategy, beginning with research and including advertising, public relations, sales promotion, direct and digital marketing, and personal selling, all of which are integrated into a cohesive communications plans book and presentation.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC2001, junior status. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ADVC4016 Integrated Marketing Communications Seminar II

This course is the second part of ADVC4015. Students implement the strategy they developed in ADVC4015 and use their production budget and attendant costs. Students are required to design and produce advertising for print, broadcast, collateral, Internet and other forms (as recommended) of creative execution. The creative product must reflect an integrated communications concept and theme. Students also implement a public relations, sales promotion and direct marketing strategy that coordinates to reflect a seamless communications program.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC4015, junior status. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ADVC4020 Portfolio Seminar

This course is designed to give advertising students an experiential portfolio-building program, often in a simulated work environment, under the supervision of faculty and staff with expertise in the advertising industry. Students fill any holes in their portfolio of advertising work, both traditional and new media, putting the finishing touches on a body of creative work that gives them a competitive portfolio for an entry-level position on the creative side of advertising.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC4015 or MRKT3005. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ADVC4050 Search Engine Marketing

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop effective search engine optimization practices with particular attention to 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. Topics include SEO architecture, key navigation and linking principles, and content development and design principles. Various webmaster tools (i.e., Google and Bing) are used as well as sitemap best practices. This course also offers students a certification in Content Marketing from HubSpot.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC1010 or DME1040 or GDES1040 or SMW2010, sophomore status.
Offered at Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ADVC4120 Marketing Communications in an International Context

This course is designed to place students in an international context in which they can gain firsthand knowledge of how organizations use positioning and communications 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 communications plans, including advertising, public relations and media strategies. This course is taught for variable (4.5-13.5) credits only as part of a short-term summer study abroad program.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC1010, MRKT1001, acceptance into Study Abroad program.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5-13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ANTH3060 Indigenous Perspectives in Global Context

This course offers the opportunity to better understand indigenous peoples within historic and contemporary contexts and as citizens of the world with enduring lives of order and meaning, even as indigenous worldviews remain marginalized in contrast to the power and privilege of dominant cultures worldwide. Key components of this course are explaining indigenous peoples, perspectives and knowledge and examining the diverse social landscapes that tell a deeper, more complete story of resistance, resilience and contribution. Through various modalities representing a spectrum of scholarship and expression, this course is designed to critically examine competing narratives through a global lens to position indigenous perspectives within broader spheres of influence.
Prerequisite(s): ANTH1050.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ARA1011 Conversational Arabic I

This course requires active participation from students as they develop their skills in written and oral communication and reading and listening comprehension. Students learn more than 250 new vocabulary words, foundational grammar and basic verb tenses to facilitate understanding of the language used in everyday dialogues in the Arabic society. Students are introduced to the culture and geography of the Arabic-speaking world.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ARA1012 Conversational Arabic II

This course requires active participation from students as they develop their skills in written and oral communication and reading and listening comprehension. Students learn more than 250 new vocabulary words, foundational grammar and basic verb tenses. Students are introduced to the culture and geography of the Arabic-speaking world.
Prerequisite(s): ARA1011 or language placement.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ARA2001 Conversational Arabic III

This course requires active participation from students as they develop their skills in written and oral communication and reading and listening comprehension. Students learn more than 300 new vocabulary words and should be able to handle social interactions and written communication on everyday and familiar topics. Students are introduced to the culture and geography of the Arabic-speaking world.
Prerequisite(s): ARA1012 or language placement.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ART3020 Art History

This course provides an introduction to the understanding and appreciation of art. Emphasis will be 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 will be encouraged to respond actively to works of art through class discussions, museum visits, and class projects.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 2.75 during the entire pre-program application process, and 2) have completed 90 hours of course work, (except for Media & Communications Studies students with a required internship, GPA 2.0). (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5-13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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: BIO1015.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

BIO1015 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 Denver, Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

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: BIO1025.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

BIO1025 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 Denver, Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

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, BIO1015, BIO1022, BIO1025.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

BIO2021 Functional Human Anatomy

This course studies the functional anatomy of the human organism organized by body systems. The lecture portion explores structural and functional relationships in the human body. The microscopic and macroscopic structure of human tissues, organs and organ systems are examined with applications to health, wellness and disease states. Functional Human Anatomy (lecture and laboratory) is designed to meet prerequisites for graduate programs in the health sciences.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1022 and BIO1025 or SCI1015, Corequisite: BIO2025.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

BIO2025 Functional Human Anatomy Laboratory

This course explores the anatomical structure of the human body through the use of anatomical models, dissection of mammalian specimens and examination of prosected human cadavers. A regional/functional perspective is combined with a systemic overview of body systems. Functional Human Anatomy (lecture and laboratory) is designed to meet prerequisites for graduate programs in the health sciences.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1022 and BIO1025 or SCI1015, Corequisite: BIO2021.
Offered at Denver, Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

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 BIO2045 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 BIO1015 or SCI1015, CHM1022 and CHM1025 or CHM1000 and CHM1005, Corequisite: BIO2045.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

BIO2045 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 BIO1015 or SCI1015, CHM1022 and CHM1025 or CHM1000 and CHM1005, Corequisite: BIO2041.
Offered at Denver, Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

BIO2100 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, BIO1025.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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/BIO1015 or SCI1015) and (CHM1000/CHM1005 or CHM1022/CHM1025 or CHM2040), Corequisite: BIO2205.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

BIO2205 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/BIO1015 or SCI1015) and (CHM1000/CHM1005 or CHM1022/CHM1025 or CHM2040), Corequisite: BIO2201.
Offered at Denver, Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

BIO3010 Principles of Biochemistry

This course applies the knowledge gained in general and organic chemistry to biological systems. Students gain an understanding of metabolic pathways, energy production, and metabolic regulatory mechanism in eukaryotes and prokaryotes. Students analyze primary journal articles that focus on the application of biochemistry in the health sciences, such as cancer screening, vaccine production and Alzheimer's prevention. Additionally, students research fundamental biochemical techniques such as protein purification and enzyme kinetics.
Prerequisite(s): CHM2022, CHM2025.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

BIO3040 Molecular Biology

This course provides students the opportunity to use the knowledge gained in genetics and biochemistry to study biology at the molecular level. Students 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, BIO3010.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, BIO1015, BIO1022, BIO1025.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

BIO4011 Microbiology

This course provides students the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology to microorganisms, with an emphasis on those of importance to the health sciences. Students gain a general understanding of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microscopic life forms, viruses and prions. Students also learn how these microbes cause disease in humans and the immune response system. Students discuss and critically analyze data from journal articles covering hot topics such as bioterrorism, emerging diseases, and genetic engineering. This course, with its laboratory companion, provides a conceptual and experimental background in microbiology sufficient to enable students to take more advanced courses in this field and related fields.
Prerequisite(s): BIO3040, Corequisite: BIO4015.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

BIO4015 Microbiology Laboratory

This is a laboratory companion course coordinated with BIO4011 Microbiology lecture. Using live cultures, students examine the properties of various microbes and factors that contribute to their spread and control. Unknown bacteria are identified using both traditional and genetic microbiological techniques. Students isolate and identify microorganisms that make up their normal flora. Students also identify other opportunistic microorganisms that are responsible for illness in healthy individuals. Biosafety procedures are emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): BIO3040, Corequisite: BIO4011.
Offered at Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

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 human organ systems. Functional relationships are emphasized by contrasting normal and pathological specimens.
Prerequisite(s): BIO2021, BIO2025.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): BIO1022, BIO1025, BIO3010.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, BIO1015, BIO1022, BIO1025, CHM1022, CHM1025, MATH2010, senior status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA1010 Fundamental Skills and Techniques

This course provides students with fundamental cooking and baking techniques, knife skills, piping skills and mixing methods. Emphasis is placed on proper receiving, handling and identification of fruits and other ingredients used in the pastry kitchen.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA1015 Classic Pastry

This course is designed to give the student fundamental working knowledge of the traditional methods of producing puff pastry, pâte à choux, creams and custards. This course also includes practical techniques of platter design and presentations. Students plan, organize and set up pastry buffets.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA1020 Pies and Tarts

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge of traditional methods of producing pies and tarts. Emphasis is on the production of basic pie dough, short dough, pâte sablée, and a variety of pie and tart fillings.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA1025 Cookies and Petits Fours

This course provides students with a fundamental working knowledge of the traditional methods of producing cookies and petits fours. Fundamentals of production, finishing techniques and platter presentations are introduced.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA1030 Hot and Cold Desserts

This course is designed to provide students with skills in the production of churned and still-frozen desserts, composed frozen desserts and the production of hot desserts enhanced by a frozen component.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA1035 Chocolates and Confections

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge of chocolate tempering methods. Hand dipped and molded pralines and truffles (candies) are produced utilizing different chocolates, fillings and decorating techniques. Emphasis is placed on the history and manufacturing techniques of the different qualities in chocolate.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA1040 Introduction to Cakes

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge of producing cakes, butter creams and icings. Each student is taught proper mixing methods and assembling, icing and finishing techniques of a variety of cakes.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA1045 Principles of Artisan Bread Baking

This course provides an introduction to the skills and techniques of artisan bread production. Products covered include commercially yeasted breads, rolls and savory quick breads. Properties and characteristics of ingredients, the baker's percentage system and scaling methods are studied, as well as proper mixing techniques, controlled fermentation, and baking methodology.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA1050 Viennoiserie

This course provides students with the knowledge and application of the principles and techniques of viennoiserie production. Yeasted and enriched breads, laminated doughs and quick breads are introduced in this class. Properties and characteristics of ingredients, the baker's percentage system and scaling methods are introduced. Emphasis is placed on mixing techniques, controlled fermentation, hand shaping skills and baking methodology.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA1060 How Baking Works

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.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA2010 Specialty Cakes

Students build on their fundamental skills of icing cakes in creating special occasion cakes. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in making various flowers out of modeling chocolate, marzipan and gum paste. Students are introduced to covering and glazing special occasion cakes with rolled fondant and build their piping skills through intricate patterns and techniques.
Prerequisite(s): BPA1040.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA2015 Entremets and Petits Gâteaux

This course provides students with advanced methods of creating entremets and petits gateaux that are contemporary and relevant to industry. Different components and modern finishing techniques are applied in creating molded entremets and petits gateaux.
Prerequisite(s): BPA1010, BPA1030, BPA1035, BPA1040, sophomore status or approval of dean or department chair.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA2020 Plated Desserts

This course covers preparation and presentation of individual hot and cold plated desserts, using a variety of traditional and modern plating techniques. Plate design, station organization, à la minute service, flavor, textural components, and portion control are emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): BPA1015, BPA1030.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA2025 Advanced Artisan Bread Baking

This course introduces students to the advanced skills and techniques of artisan bread production that includes commercially and naturally leavened breads; decorative breads, crackers and flat breads. Properties and characteristics of grains other than wheat and sustainability are covered. The baker's percentage system, scaling ingredients, mixing techniques, controlled fermentation, hand shaping skills, and baking methodology are reviewed.
Prerequisite(s): BPA1045.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA2030 Sugar Artistry

Students are introduced to various sugar artistry techniques, including pastillage, poured, pulled and blown sugar. Emphasis is on the planning and production of individual showpieces using various shaping and molding methods.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA3010 Decorative Breads and Advanced Viennoiserie

This course provides students with the skill of designing decorative and artisan bread displays and showpieces for marketing applications. Students research, design and develop a theme-specific showpiece. An additional focus is given to advanced viennoiserie including laminated doughs with sweet and savory applications.
Prerequisite(s): Associate degree in Baking & Pastry Arts, junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA3015 Viennoiserie and Naturally Leavened Breads

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to culture their own naturally leavened sourdough starter and use it in a bread of their own creation. The use of whole and specialty grains is covered as well as local and small-scale milling. There is also a focus on viennoiserie where students are challenged to develop their own laminated or enriched baked goods. These focuses are underpinned by the use of the baker's percentage system.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA3020 Sensory Analysis in Contemporary Desserts

This course covers the preparation and presentation of contemporary plated desserts using sensory analysis applications to achieve well-rounded flavor and plate profiles. Emphasis is placed on study of the flavor profiles of various regions and countries of the world. The study of dessert wines and food/dessert parings is explored and implemented.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA3025 Neo-Classic Desserts

This course covers the preparation and presentation of contemporary desserts, using the foundation of classic desserts and applying modern techniques and interpretations to produce their neo-classic versions. Emphasis is on the skills and techniques of creating and managing a dessert menu.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA3030 Advanced Petits Gâteaux

This course focuses on advanced petits gâteaux production, technique, and finishing skills. Emphasis is on developing flavors, textures and decorative components used in the creation of petits gâteaux. Instruction is given on the use of cakes as individual offerings, as well as plated dessert presentations.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA3060 Artisan Café

This course allows students to explore various facets of today's sustainable café. Station organization, culinary skills and techniques, and sustainable café management are emphasized. Topics such as farm-to-table cuisine, entrepreneurial sustainability and current industry trends are explored. Students create a variety of baked goods and short-order breakfast and lunch items in their daily production, as well as beverages such as smoothies, cold-pressed juices, coffee and teas. This course culminates in a project that showcases a café concept, menu and operations.
Prerequisite(s): Associate degree in Baking & Pastry Arts.
Offered at Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA3070 Ancient Grains & Hearth Breads

This ancient- and whole-grain-based class takes students on a baking journey from seed to loaf. Students have the opportunity to culture their own naturally leavened sourdough starter and use it in a bread of their creation. The history of milling, today's farmer/miller/baker relationships and milling in the bakery are explored. Products include naturally leavened breads, leavened and unleavened whole grain snacks, and traditional baked goods reinterpreted with a whole-grain emphasis.
Prerequisite(s): Associate degree in Baking & Pastry Arts.
Offered at Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA3340 Wedding Cake Design

This course focuses on the preparation and presentation of wedding cakes using modern production and decorating techniques. Emphasis is on developing skills in the area of piping and construction using rolled fondant, gum paste, royal icing and various buttercreams.
Prerequisite(s): Associate degree in Baking & Pastry Arts.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA3350 Artisan Breads

This course covers breakfast pastries and doughs with long fermentation using sour dough starters. Students are asked to create some small decorative amenities using different decorative doughs to enhance buffet and window displays. Emphasis is placed on proper dough fermentation techniques and proper product management.
Prerequisite(s): Associate degree in Baking & Pastry Arts.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA3360 Chocolate Artistry

In this class students build on the foundation laid in their freshman chocolate and confections course. Emphasis is on the preparation of chocolates and confections using new and more efficient techniques as well as advanced decorating techniques. In addition, students plan, design and prepare a chocolate showpiece and smaller amenities.
Prerequisite(s): Associate degree in Baking & Pastry Arts.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA4010 Baking and Pastry Buffet Presentation

This course is designed to allow students to work collaboratively to plan and create high-quality baking and pastry buffets. Emphasis is on the principles of development, management and presentation of baking and pastry buffets.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all junior baking and pastry labs, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA4015 Tiered and Themed Decorated Cakes

This course covers the advanced preparation and decoration of themed and tiered celebration cakes. The use of different icings and decorating mediums such as rolled fondant, gum paste and pastillage are explored and implemented. Students design, construct and decorate advanced celebration and competition cakes. Skills focus on designing structural supports, stacking, covering, cutting and piping. Students learn the importance of managing their time, while producing cakes individually and in teams.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all junior baking and pastry labs, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA4020 Advanced Wedding Cake Design

This course provides students with advanced knowledge and skills of designing contemporary wedding cakes using modern production and finishing techniques. Emphasis is on developing skills in the area of piping, construction, gum paste and rolled fondant.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all junior baking and pastry labs, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA4025 Advanced Chocolates and Confections

This course covers the advanced production methods and finishing techniques of praline production. Emphasis is on the manufacturing of chocolate candies and confections using commercial techniques of production and finishing. The planning, designing, preparing and arranging of showpieces and small amenities made from chocolate are also introduced.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all junior baking and pastry labs, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

BPA4030 Advanced Sugar Artistry

This course covers the advanced production methods and finishing techniques of sugar showpieces. Emphasis is on the planning, designing, preparing and arranging of a showpiece made from poured sugar, pulled sugar, blown sugar and pastillage.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all junior baking and pastry labs, senior status.
Offered at Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

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 2.75 during the entire pre-program application process, and 2) have completed 90 hours of course work. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5-13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): Completion of a minimum of 30 credits by the commencement of the internship, 3.5 cumulative GPA. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CAD1000 Computer-Aided Drafting I

This course presents students with the terminology, system hardware, disk operating system, AutoCAD software and various screen displays necessary to perform the basic computer-aided drafting functions.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: CAD1L00.
Offered at Providence
6 Quarter Credit Hours

CAD1020 Computer-Aided Drafting II

This is an intermediate-level course in which students produce drawings in the various phases architectural, electronic and mechanical CAD. These drawings are produced in two-dimensional views using features of the AutoCAD main menu. Students become familiar with accessing and using the drawing editor with advanced commands and an emphasis on productivity; an introduction to line and menu customization; 3-D wireframe/surface/solid modeling and analysis. Related lab projects are included.
Prerequisite(s): CAD1000, CAD1L00, Corequisite: CAD1L20.
Offered at Providence
6 Quarter Credit Hours

CAD1025 Parametric Modeling

This is an introductory course in which students use commands and techniques related to 3D modeling and analysis, and parametric drafting using parametric modeling software to create parts, assemblies and drawings to industry standards. Related lab projects are included where rapid prototyping methods such as laser cutting and 3D printing will be explored.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CAD1030 3D Parametric Modeling

This is an advanced-level course in which students use commands and techniques related to 3-D modeling and analysis, and parametric drafting using several parametric modeling software packages to create parts, assemblies and drawings to industry standards. Related lab projects are included.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: CAD1L30.
Offered at Providence
6 Quarter Credit Hours

CAD1L00 Computer-Aided Drafting I Lab

In this course, students develop related lab projects from CAD1000 Computer-Aided Drafting I to enhance their ability to reinforce drafting concepts, software commands and file management.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: CAD1000.
Offered at Providence
1 Quarter Credit Hour

CAD1L20 Computer-Aided Drafting II Lab

In this course, students develop related lab projects from CAD1020 Computer-Aided Drafting II to enhance their ability to reinforce drafting concepts, software commands and file management.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: CAD1020.
Offered at Providence
1 Quarter Credit Hour

CAD1L30 3D Parametric Modeling Lab

In this course, students develop related lab projects from CAD1030 Computer-Aided Drafting III to enhance their ability to reinforce drafting concepts, software commands and file management.
Prerequisite(s): Corequisite: CAD1030.
Offered at Providence
1 Quarter Credit Hour

CAD2000 Portfolio Development

Students are required to prepare a portfolio containing a selection of their best drawings from each of the basic drafting principles. Each student presents his/her portfolio to the instructor for critique and grading.
Prerequisite(s): CAD2020, CAD2040.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CAD2020 Mechanical CAD

This course develops standard industry practices used in CAD for mechanical applications. Basic drafting topics introduced, but not limited to, are multiview projection, dimension theory and GD&T, sections, auxiliary views, pictoral drawings, basic machine parts, cams, gears, threads and fasteners. Students develop drafting conventions through sequences and revisions. Related lab assignments are based on individual projects and team projects.
Prerequisite(s): CAD1030, CAD1L30.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CAD2030 Design I: Principles of Design

This is an introduction to the fundamental elements of the design process, basic objectives of analysis, construction and evaluation solutions. Some topics developed include the design team, components of design theory, creativity, open-ended problem solving, alternative solutions and the positioning of design in the product development scheme.
Prerequisite(s): CAD1030, CAD1L30.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CAD2040 Architectural CAD

This course develops standard industry practices used in CAD for architectural applications. Basic drafting topics introduced include, but are not limited to, residential, commercial, structural applications for floor plans, foundation plans, elevations, sections, details and pictorial drawings. The use of national, state and legal code is integrated with theory. Related lab assignments are based on individual projects and team projects.
Prerequisite(s): CAD1020, CAD1L20, CAD2055.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CAD2055 Introduction to Building Information Modeling

This course is an introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM), which is an Architectural parametric application, from design concept to managing a completed facility. This course integrates theory and lab experiences using industry software to develop digital building models. Topics covered include but are not limited to, the history of BIM, developing building models, extracting documents and modifying building elements, presentation graphics and annotations, and integrating best practices of project management.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CAD2059 Introduction to Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)

This course presents students with the terminology and practical experience of following the development of a product through concept, design development, manufacturing and product distribution. Topics covered include but are not limited to, computer aided design, concurrent engineering, "just-in-time" manufacturing, materials and product management, and communication of ideas from sales representatives to production engineers.
Prerequisite(s): CAD1030, CAD1L30.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CAD2061 CAD Applications

This course develops standard industry practices used in CAD for appliactions related to plumbing, electrical/electronic, HVAC, welding and sheet metal fabrication. The use of ANSI standards and building code applications are the basis for development of individual and team projects.
Prerequisite(s): CAD1030, CAD1L30, CAD2040.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CAD2080 CAD for Network Systems Design

This course is an introduction to computer-aided design of logical and physical network layouts. The core of this course is basic networking documentation control and standardization as used in industry to develop a generic method of system and product development and revision procedures. Topics include, but are not limited to, standardization procedures within an organization, schematic and block diagrams of networks, bill of materials, revision of drawings, use of universal symbols, floor plans and blueprints and use of Internet sources to obtain information and send and receive electronic files.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC2081.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CAD3015 Engineering Graphics & Design

This course is an introduction to computer-aided design drafting for 3D parametric applications, using related equipment and software. The core of this course is basic engineering documentation control and standardization as used in industry to develop a generic method of system and product development and revision procedures. After gaining basic skills with industry standard software, students will engage in a design project that explores typical physical layout and 3D design issues commonly faced by electronics engineers. Rapid prototyping methods (including laser cutting and 3d printing) will be explored.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CAD3075 Design for Manufacturing

This course applies the design process and parametric modeling to product design solutions. Models are developed for specific manufacturing processes using concepts of manufacturing methods and tools. Concepts of machining and fabrication, computer numerical control machine technology (CNC), rapid prototyping and simulation modeling software are explored.
Prerequisite(s): CAD1030, CAD1L30, ENGN3020 or ENGN3130.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 ways to enhance and customize their job search materials and to market themselves effectively to employers. Various job search, networking and interview techniques are reinforced. Other topics include personal financial management and graduate school.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
1 Quarter Credit Hour

CHIN1001 Conversational Chinese I

This course requires active participation from students as they develop their skills in written and oral communication and reading and listening comprehension. Students learn more than 250 new vocabulary words, foundational grammar and basic verb tenses to facilitate understanding of the language used in everyday dialogues in the Chinese society. Students are introduced to the culture and geography of the Chinese-speaking world.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CHIN1002 Conversational Chinese II

This course requires active participation from students as they develop their skills in written and oral communication and reading and listening comprehension. Students learn more than 250 new vocabulary words, foundational grammar and basic verb tenses to facilitate understanding of the language used in everyday dialogues in the Chinese society. Students are introduced to the culture and geography of the Chinese-speaking world.
Prerequisite(s): CHIN1001 or language placement.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CHIN2001 Conversational Chinese III

This course requires active participation from students as they develop their skills in written and oral communication and reading and listening comprehension. Students learn more than 300 new vocabulary words and should be able to handle social interactions and written communication on everyday and familiar topics. Students are introduced to the culture and geography of the Chinese-speaking world.
Prerequisite(s): CHIN1002 or language placement.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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: CHM1005.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CHM1005 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 Denver, Providence, Providence CE
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

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: CHM1015.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CHM1015 General Chemistry I Laboratory

This is a laboratory companion course coordinated with CHM1011 that introduces students to techniques and equipment used in experimental chemistry. Students take an inquiry-based, self-guided learning approach to the discovery of the structure of the atoms, scientific measurements, proper calculations of chemical reactions, thermochemistry, spectroscopy, and the states of matter. 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): MATH1020 or math placement, Co-requisite: CHM1011.
Offered at Denver, Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

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, CHM1015, Corequisite: CHM1025.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CHM1025 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 , CHM1015, Co-requisite: CHM1022.
Offered at Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

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, CHM1025, Corequisite: CHM2015.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CHM2015 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, CHM1025, Corequisite: CHM2011.
Offered at Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

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, CHM2015, Corequisite: CHM2025.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CHM2025 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, CHM2015, Corequisite: CHM2022.
Offered at Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, CHM1005.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CHM2055 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, CHM1005, Corequisite: CHM2050.
Offered at Denver, Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

CHM3040 Biochemistry

This course introduces basic concepts of chemistry and organic/biological chemistry with emphasis on applications of chemistry to human biology, structure of biological molecules and metabolism. Typical topics include: chemical bonds and energy, electrolytes, structure and metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids, protein and enzyme function, and structure and function of nucleic acids.
Prerequisite(s): CHM2040 or SCI2045, SCI1015.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CHM3045 Biochemistry Laboratory

This is a laboratory companion course coordinated with CHM 3040. 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, SCI1015, Corequisite: CHM3040.
Offered at Denver, Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

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 during the entire pre-program application process, and 2) have completed 90 hours of course work. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5-13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CJS4030 Criminal Justice Research Methods

This course provides students with an understanding of the purposes behind criminal justice research, the concepts and logic of research designs, and experimental research designs. This course includes an in-depth presentation of sampling in social science research. The goal is to familiarize students with research methods in order to lay the groundwork for designing research projects, as well as to interpret research designs in depth.
Prerequisite(s): Senior status. (HY)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CJS4033 Terrorism

This course is a study of terrorism from its earliest history into the post-9/11 21st century. It examines religious and political motivations for terrorism as well as the rationalization for such activity. It looks at the networking of nations, states and organizations in the acquisition of goods and finances to fund their organization. The course also looks at weapons of mass destruction, security measures and counterterrorism.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CJS4040 Criminalistics

This course provides the student with a broad outline of key topic areas that encompass the study of forensic science. It emphasizes the application of forensic sciences and its role in criminal investigation. Topics include the scope, history and basic methods of evidence recognition, collection, identification and preservation. Basic forms of physical evidence most commonly encountered at crime scenes are discussed along with their respective value in the investigative process.
Prerequisite(s): CJS3075.
Offered at Denver, North Miami
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CJS4045 Criminalistics with Lab

This course is designed to provide the student with a broad outline of key topic areas that encompass the study of forensic science. Focus is on the application of forensic sciences and their role in criminal investigation. Topics include the scope, history and basic methods of evidence recognition, collection, identification and preservation. Basic forms of physical evidence most commonly encountered at crime scenes are discussed along with their respective value in the investigative process.
Prerequisite(s): CJS3075.
Offered at North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CJS4060 Advanced Topics in Criminalistics

This advanced course presents specific topics in the advanced study of forensic science over two terms. Students are presented with 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, questioned documents, cyber technology, forensic applications of the social science, and legal and ethical issues in forensic science.
Prerequisite(s): CJS4040 or CJS4045.
Offered at Denver, North Miami
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): CJS4040 or CJS4045.
Offered at North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): CJS4030.
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
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. (OL)
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. (OL)
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. (OL)
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. (OL)
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). (OL)
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). (OL)
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. (OL)
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). (OL)
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. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

COCA2699 College of Culinary Arts Intermediate Internship

Students enrolled in the College of Culinary Arts 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 during the entire pre-program application process, 2) have completed all freshman courses, and 3) successful completion of FSM1065 Food Safety & Sanitation.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
6.75-13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

COCA2799 College of Culinary Arts Intermediate Internship

Students enrolled in the College of Culinary Arts 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 during the entire pre-program application process, 2) have completed all freshman courses, and 3) successful completion of FSM1065 Food Safety & Sanitation.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
6.75-13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

COCA4799 College of Culinary Arts Advanced Internship

Students enrolled in the College of Culinary Arts 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: 1) maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 during the entire pre-program application process, and 2) have completed 130 hours of course work.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

COHM3010 The Tiefel Project Seminar I

Tiefel Project I is the first of a series of three application-based seminar courses through which students selected as Tiefel Student Scholars develop a problem-based research project related to a current issue/topic in the hospitality industry under the guidance of JWU faculty and industry leaders. During this first seminar, students work collaboratively to develop a formal research proposal to be reviewed by industry mentor/s. (Hybrid Delivery).
Prerequisite(s): Selection as a Tiefel Student Scholar, sophomore status. (HY)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

COHM3020 The Tiefel Project Seminar II

Tiefel Project II is the second of a series of three application-based seminar courses through which students selected as Tiefel Student Scholars conduct a problem-based research project related to a current issue/topic in the hospitality industry under the guidance of JWU faculty and industry leaders. During this second seminar, students complete an approved research project supported by assigned JWU faculty serving as Tiefel Faculty Fellows. Additional guidance is provided through periodic touchpoints with one or more industry mentors. (Hybrid Delivery).
Prerequisite(s): Selection as a Tiefel Student Scholar, sophomore status. (HY)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

COHM3030 The Tiefel Project Seminar III

Tiefel Project III is the final in a series of three application-based seminar courses through which students selected as Tiefel Student Scholars complete a problem-based research project related to a current issue/topic in the hospitality industry under the guidance of JWU faculty and industry leaders. During this final seminar, students develop and deliver formal presentations to share findings with diverse audiences. The culminating presentation event takes place through The Tiefel Project Showcase. (Hybrid Delivery).
Prerequisite(s): Selection as a Tiefel Student Scholar, sophomore status. (HY)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

COHM3799 College of Hospitality Management Intermediate Internship

Students enrolled in the College of Hospitality Management 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 field/industry. Additionally, students gain firsthand experience with the challenges, nuances and everyday expectations associated with a variety of functions within the hospitality 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 during the entire pre-program application process, and 2) have completed 90 hours of course work. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

COHM4799 College of Hospitality Management Advanced Internship

Students enrolled in the College of Hospitality Management Advanced 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 during the entire pre-program application process, and 2) have completed 90 hours of course work. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5-13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSIS1000 Problem Solving and Programming Concepts

This introductory course teaches students the fundamentals of problem solving in computer programming. 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 use a range of tools currently used in industry, including functional decomposition diagrams, flowcharts, UML diagrams, use cases, metadata charts, data flow documents and pseudocode. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSIS1020 Fundamentals of C Programming

This introductory programming course teaches students how to program in the C computer language, a fundamental skill for technology professionals. Students learn how to design and develop computer programs using standard strategies and techniques used in industry. Topics covered include how programs are structured, how arrays and strings can be processed, and how files are manipulated.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1000 or FIT1012 or FIT1025 or ENGN1015.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSIS1040 Fundamentals of Visual Basic

This course provides an introduction to visual programming and GUI development. Students learn to use a multitude of visual tools, statements, properties and events to create and execute applications in a Visual Studio.NET environment. File access for various file types is presented. Relational databases are examined in relation to how they are created and can be accessed using visual basic programming.
Prerequisite(s): FIT1012.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSIS1050 Data Structures

This course provides students with an understanding of the various structures used for internal storage and the processing of data. The course presents the concepts of data storage in memory for various processing techniques. Linear and non-linear organization of data and various access methods are presented in both static and dynamic memory allocation. The rationale for each approach is presented and discussed. Storage structures and access methods presented include stacks, queues, linked lists and trees. Students are responsible for the design and implementation of the various items discussed in lecture through both individual and team related projects.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1020 or CSIS1040.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSIS1060 GUI Concepts

This course provides students with an understanding of a Graphical User Interface environment. Students are introduced to how Windows works with the file hardware. All students customize and configure the Windows environment. Topics include ini file, program, winfile, control panel, device managers, terminal, paintbrush, creating shortcuts, and X windows.
Prerequisite(s): FIT1000 or FIT1012.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 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.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1000. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. This course also serves as an introduction to object oriented programming.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1101. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSIS2025 Introduction to Server Side Technologies

This course emphasizes the fundamentals of server-side web development using industry-standard high-level environments. Students are introduced to concepts and practices including functionality, typical applications in a business setting, technologies and terminology. Client-side interaction is covered to the extent of making Web forms that connect to a data source with some JavaScript used for field validation. Server application and system architecture is emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1020 or CSIS1101 or CSIS1040.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 FIT1014 or FIT1040. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSIS2055 Introduction to Game Development

This course introduces the student to the fundamental principles of animated game design. Aesthetic and cultural aspects of design include art and modeling, sound and music, history of games, genre analysis, role of violence, gender issues in games, game balance, and careers in the industry. Programmers, artists, musicians, and writers collaborate to produce an original computer game. Focus is placed on developing games and mastering animation techniques used in games for the Web. In-class lectures consist of classical animation concepts and practical software demonstrations related to game development. Students are required to work in groups to produce various types of animated projects. Students also learn methods to optimize and render animations for web delivery.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1040.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSIS2060 Object-Oriented Programming in C++

Object-oriented programming examines programs as a set of objects and explores how the objects are interrelated. Using the C++ programming language, students study the concepts of data encapsulation, attributes, methods and messages within the class structure. They also study the ability of C++ to create in-line functions, operator and function overloading, inheritance and virtual classes. Students design, code, debug and execute various assignments using the C++ programming language in the Visual Studio.NET integrated development environment.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1020.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSIS2065 Java Programming

This course provides students with the knowledge and skill necessary for object-oriented programming of advanced Java applications. Students learn Java programming language syntax and object-oriented concepts, as well as more sophisticated features of the Java runtime environment, such as support for graphical user interfaces (GUIs), multithreading and networking. This course covers prerequisite knowledge to prepare students for the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform and the Sun Certified Developer for the Java Platform examinations.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1020 or CSIS1040.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSIS3030 Server Side Programming I

This course introduces contemporary scripting language to teach fundamental concepts and techniques for programming in a browser-based environment. Data representation, manipulation and how interactive data feeds information on a web page are explored. Current scripting languages are used.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1101 or CSIS2025. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSIS3040 Server Side Programming II

This advanced programming course focuses on data interaction and transaction processing in a client server environment. Students utilize current client and server side compiled programming languages to architect and implement web applications. This course emphasizes current industry best practices using compiled code in current programming environments.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS3030.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSIS3050 2D Game Development with C#

This course is an introduction to the concepts related to game development. Students are introduced to the basics of game development of a two dimensional game using sprites and animation. The programming language used is C#. Students are introduced to the methods used for creating sprites, animation, detecting collisions, player control, and incorporating music and sound into the game. Students also design backgrounds and provide animation for the backgrounds to simulate movement of the sprites.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1040 OR CSIS2060 or CSIS2055, CSIS2065.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSIS3060 Game Engine Design

This course provides the student with an understanding of the fundamentals required for creating a game engine. This is accomplished through the investigation of existing game engine subsystems to understand how they work along with projects to design and build individual subsystems for a student-created game engine. Students are required to demonstrate their subsystems through the use of game projects that incorporate their subsystems into a functioning game.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS3050, MATH1020.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSIS3070 Exploring Mobile Application Development with the iPhone

This course familiarizes students with the fundamentals of mobile platform development. The basics of Objective-C, Cocoa Touch and the iPhone SDK are taught in order to explore the limitations and concerns associated with handheld device user interfaces as well as features such as acceleration detection, location-awareness, multi-touch input and real-time notification.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1020 or CSIS1101 or CSIS2065.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSIS3075 Mobile Application Development with Android

This course extends students' programming interests and talents into the mobile platform. Students are taught to install and configure the Android development toolkit on a personal computer, and to design and code mobile applications that include the use of services that the Android operating system provides on the mobile platform.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1101 or CSIS2060 or CSIS2065 (HY)
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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) to be completed strictly within 1 term (11 weeks). Students must utilize all of the skills learned thus far in the program to complete the task required.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS2018, ENGN2014. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CSLG2035 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling

This course provides an introduction to the nature of the work, as well as the qualifications and knowledge required of mental health counselors by the U.S. Department of Labor. The intent of this course is to provide students with basic information on the principles and practices of mental health counseling. Topics include the history and philosophy of mental health counseling, professional identity, roles of the mental health counselor, professional ethics, managed care, various contexts of practice and organizational structures, mandated clients, crisis intervention services, prevention, consultation, and an understanding of how diversity influences the practice of mental health counseling. Particular attention is given to the practice of mental health counseling in a range of such urban settings as homeless shelters and outpatient centers.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG2030, PSYC1001.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, posttraumatic 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 Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 130 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 Denver, Providence, Providence CE
9 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, 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 Denver, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG5170 Multicultural Counseling: Theories and Techniques

This course is designed to sensitize students to the roles of societal power disparities, therapists' racial identity and awareness, ethical/legal considerations, and the role 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 Denver, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG5250 Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice

This introductory graduate counseling course is 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 on-going self-evaluation of the student’s attitudes, values, interpersonal skills and motives for choosing counseling as a potential profession.
Offered at Denver, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG5300 Advanced Individual Counseling Theory and Techniques

This advanced 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.
Offered at Denver, 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 Denver, 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 Denver, 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 Denver, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG5500 Advanced Group Counseling Theories and Techniques

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.
Offered at Denver, 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 150 clock hours over the academic term. Each student's practicum includes all of the following: 1) direct service with clients contributing to the development of counseling skills, 2) weekly supervision by a program faculty member and a site supervisor, 3) group supervision, 4) development of audio/video recordings of the student's interactions with clients, and 5) evaluation of the student's counseling.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG5250.
Offered at Denver, 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 Denver, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG6150 Advanced Individual Mental Health Counseling

This course expands and refines the basic listening and attending skills learned in CSLG5300 Advanced Individual Counseling Theories and Techniques; focuses on therapist variables, self-knowledge and the counseling relationship as the essential elements for effective mental health counseling; and 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 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): 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 Denver, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG6250 Mental Health Counseling Case Management and Professional Development

This course is designed to teach community mental health counselors the skills required for ethical and effective client case management. Students focus on reviewing and creating ethical and legal case management documents such as intake forms, treatment plans, screening and assessment tools, progress notes, referral and consultation documents, and other forms. Emphasis is placed on the similarities and differences among case management forms in reference to the type of agency offering services, and whether or not third party reimbursement is expected. Developing client advocacy and interagency collaboration skills is highlighted.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG5250, CSLG5400.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG6300 Chemical Dependency Case Management and Professional Development

This advanced course focuses on professional case management, duties and responsibilities, including patient record-keeping, documentation, treatment planning, and the referral process and discharge summations. Students address skills and behaviors for professional development including patient confidentiality, accuracy and professionalism in preparing intake, screening and progress reports relating to patient goals and outcomes. The significance of dual relationships, transference and counter transference and boundary setting is examined. Emphasis is placed on respect and rights for patients and professional behavior for counselors in all settings and situations. Legal, ethical and advocacy issues in patient treatment is addressed.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG5250, CSLG5400.
Offered at Denver, 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 Denver, Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG6800 Special Topics in Counseling

These are a series of courses encompassing a wide and complex range of topics. Each course presents students and faculty alike with a unique opportunity to examine revolving areas of current and relevant counseling theories and techniques. Areas of specialized counseling topics include but are not limited to: counseling veterans, grief and loss counseling, and trauma counseling.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG5300, CSLG5400.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

CSLG6899 Counseling Internship

This course is a distinctly defined, post-practicum, supervised “capstone” clinical experience in which the student refines and enhances basic counseling or student development knowledge and skills, and integrates and authenticates professional knowledge and skills appropriate to their program and initial postgraduate professional placement (CACREP Standards, 2009). Students are required to complete 600 experiential field hours in a clinical setting over the course of 2 semesters. 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 600 hours in a clinical setting as a counselor-in-training under the supervision of mental health professionals. During the 600 hours, students experience 240 hours in direct service responsibilities. Direct service includes the following activities: 1) conducting or directly participating in individual counseling, 2) conducting or participating directly in group counseling, 3) conducting interviews or participating in interviews, and 4) administering measures/tests directly to patients. The remaining hours are spent in indirect services including: case management, consultation, training, observation, supervision, outreach and team meetings. Students also meet in weekly supervision with on-site clinical supervisors (1 hour/week) and with the internship faculty instructor (1.5 hours/week).
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 3) have permission of department chair and faculty.
Offered at Denver, Providence
3-6 Semester Credits

CSLG6900 Comprehensive Review

The purpose of the counselor examinations are to assess knowledge, skills and abilities viewed as important for providing effective counseling services. The comprehensive examinations are designed to be general in nature. They are intended to assess cognitive knowledge that should be known by all counselors regardless of their individual professional specialties. This course review is designed to prepare students for the required certification and licensing exams. The review addresses all requisite areas for the NCC and NCMHCE examinations. Study guides and sample examinations are presented in preparation.
Prerequisite(s): CSLG6899, minimum of 54 graduate credits.
Offered at Providence
0 Semester Credits

CUL1015 Introduction to Culinary Foundations

This course introduces students to techniques practiced in the professional kitchen: the craft, tools, food safety and sanitation, basic knife skills and mise en place. Students are introduced to moist cooking techniques of boiling, simmering, poaching, steaming, blanching/shocking and sweating while the basic preparations of stocks, soups and classic sauces are introduced. Culinary science, sensory analysis and sustainability are explored.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL1035 Culinary Fundamentals

Students investigate and practice the cooking techniques of grilling, sautéing, baking, braising, stewing, broiling, roasting and frying while producing and tasting complimenting contemporary sauces. Vegetable and starch cuts and cookery are demonstrated and practiced. Students practice reading and writing standardized recipes, as well as recipe scaling and costing.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL1055 Cooking in Today's Restaurant: Breakfast & Lunch

Students practice the cooking techniques introduced in Foundations and Fundamentals using breakfast, brunch and lunch cookery. Product preparations include eggs, sandwiches, quick breads, soups, and vegetable cookery. Standard plate presentation, recipe costing and discussion of nutritional needs are explored.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL1075 Cooking in Today's Restaurant: Dinner

Students continue to develop the ability to competently execute the production skills required for a successful culinary career. Emphasis is on braising, stewing and roasting and the preparation of accompanying sauces.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL1095 Cooking in the Global Marketplace

Basic nutrition and healthy eating concepts are investigated as students explore traditional ethnic ingredients from cuisines around the world to produce meat-minimalistic menus and recipes highlighting vegetables, legumes and grains. Sourcing food locally, seasonal menus, and sustainability in the foodservice industry are discussed.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL1115 The Science of Cooking and Sensory Analysis

This course introduces students to the basic functions of ingredients and cooking processes. Students conduct experiments and think critically to compare, contrast and evaluate how ingredients change through the use of various cooking techniques. This course will explore recipe modification, ingredient substitution, and problem solving in the kitchen. Emphasis is placed on the sensory evaluation of food, the development and use of sensory terminology, and real-world restaurant applications.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL1135 Purchasing, Product Identification & Protein Fabrication

This course presents students with the flow of goods and food safety concepts within the purchasing, receiving, storing and distribution functions. Comprehensive purchasing is discussed. Through demonstrations and experience-based production, students engage in identifying, handling and fabricating proteins, dry-goods and staples. Students review and discuss quality standards, yields, costing, packaging and labeling.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL1325 Essentials of Dining Service

Learn and practice the skills of front-of-the house (FOH) operations and professional dining and beverage service techniques reflecting contemporary practices. Etiquette, quality service and guest relations, effective communication skills, critical thinking, check handling and point of sale systems are emphasized.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL1345 Foundations of Baking & Pastry

Production includes basic breads and rolls, laminated dough, muffins, quick breads, cookies and pies. Proper use of the baker's scale, liquid measurement and equipment identification are a primary focus for this course.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL1365 Exploring Beverages

Students are introduced to the production methods and service of non-alcoholic beverages, beer, wine and spirits. Students identify beverages using sensory evaluation techniques, and are exposed to beverage costing and profitability. Students also take the ServSafe® Alcohol certification course and exam.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL2215 The Craft of Garde Manger

Learn and develop the craft of garde manger utilizing both traditional and contemporary techniques in cooking, preservation, forcemeat production and charcuterie, while applying the concept of "total utilization". Using marketable displays, the preparation and presentation of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, fresh cheeses and cold sauces is practiced.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman culinary labs (or concurrent with dean approval).
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL2235 Contemporary Service and Restaurant Supervision

Students will expand their understanding of guest satisfaction through various applications of restaurant service. They are also introduced to basic supervisory concepts including: front of the house expenses, operational procedures and financial responsibilities. Students will evaluate food and beverage profitability. Students will further their understanding and application of food and beverage pairing.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman culinary labs (or concurrent with dean approval).
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL2245 International Cuisine and Culinary Cultures

Explore the most influential cultures and flavor profiles from around the globe. Learn to identify the distinctly different and common ingredients that identify each major cuisine, while practicing traditional and modern techniques to produce contemporary restaurant quality menu items.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman culinary labs (or concurrent with dean approval).
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL2255 Advanced Pastry

This course covers the preparation of individual plated desserts, using a variety of traditional and modern plating techniques incorporating design, flavor, and textural components. Station organization, portion control and cost determination are emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): CUL1345.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL2265 Classical Cuisines of France and Italy

Students explore the classical cuisines of France and Italy. Students learn to identify the shared and defining ingredients and flavor profiles of the cuisines while practicing traditional and modern techniques to produce contemporary restaurant quality à la minute plates.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman culinary labs (or concurrent with dean approval).
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL2386 Culinary Arts International Exchange

The Ireland International Exchange program combines practical and educational learning experience. Emphasis is placed on providing students with hands-on learning in preparing and serving food and beverages. The practical training takes place in some of Ireland’s most prestigious hotels. Other learning takes place in regional education centers. The Azores Exchange program takes place at Escola De Formacao Turistica E. Hoteleira. The academic curriculum develops a student’s practical and cognitive skills through the planning and preparation of entire meals. Cultural culinary experiences enhance the program through various field trips, seminars and demonstrations.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all freshman-level course work.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 which are necessary for the professional role of an instructional specialist, such as a facilitator, trainer, or teacher, is 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 will have the opportunity to conduct classroom observations and implement and apply selected instructional strategies discussed in class.
Offered at North Miami
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL3020 Foundations of Wine

This course introduces the student to a systematic sensory 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 and 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.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, will be 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.
Prerequisite(s): CUL1365 or FSM2055.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. Student teams 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.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL3093 Coffee, Tea and Non-alcoholic Beverage Specialist

The role of non-alcoholic beverages in profitable beverage programs is a focus of this course. 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 beverage to the on-premise market.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL3095 Designing Contemporary Plated Desserts

This course covers the preparation and presentation of contemporary plated desserts using sensory analysis applications to achieve well-rounded flavor and plate profiles. Emphasis is placed on development of a flavor palette using both sweet and savory spices, herbs and cooking techniques of various regions and countries of the world.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

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 North Miami, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

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 North Miami, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL3144 Farm to Table Desserts

This course focuses on the creation of plated desserts around seasonal produce and artisan products from a modern perspective. Emphasis is on incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and artisan products. Students explore extending the seasonality of desserts through food preservation. Fundamental and innovative pastry techniques are covered in lecture and daily production. Students apply their knowledge by creating and executing a contemporary multi-course dessert tasting menu.
Prerequisite(s): CUL3250 (or concurrent), Associate degree in Culinary Arts or Associate degree in Baking & Pastry Arts.
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

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 North Miami, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL3165 Light and Healthy Desserts

This course uses guidelines for healthier desserts as a framework for daily production. Students produce original desserts that are healthier than traditional desserts and modify formulas to create desserts that are gluten-free, reduced fat, reduced sugar and vegan. Advanced pastry techniques are introduced as a means of producing desserts in line with current industry trends. Students create and execute a multi-course dessert tasting menu that aligns with the guidelines for healthier desserts.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR2001, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL3175 Designing Healthy Desserts

This course presents methods to develop desserts by either creating new desserts that are healthy or by substituting ingredients in traditional desserts to make them conform to specific dietary restrictions. The daily production focuses on modifying ingredients in desserts while retaining quality, quantity, variety 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 dessert presentations.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR2001, junior status.
Offered at Denver, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL3200 Plant-Based Cuisine

Daily production will focus on the types, preparation and nutritional aspects of plant-based foods, diets and cuisine ranging from vegetarian to meat-minimalistic. Students will investigate the reasons why people choose plant-based diets and how to market plant-based menu items. Topics will include: cultural and global perspectives, economics, health, growing conditions, farm-to-table cuisine, sustainability, and current industry trends.
Prerequisite(s): CUL3250 (or concurrent), Associate degree in Culinary Arts.
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL3223 A Peruvian Culinary Experience

This course seeks to demonstrate the richness of Peruvian cuisine by recognizing the basic characteristics that are part of Peruvian food and culture. The course provides the demonstration of techniques, classroom practice, and real-world experiences in the wide range of food and beverages, culture and nuances of ancient Peruvian and South American cuisine, traditional, contemporary and avant-garde.
Prerequisite(s): FSM1065, completion of all sophomore baking & pastry or culinary labs.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL3244 Exploring the Culture, Cuisine and Traditional Food Ways of Crete

This course introduces students to traditional Cretan culture and cuisine through activity-related experiences. Guided by local specialists, students explore archaeological and historical sites; nature reserves, organic farms, vineyards and farmers' markets; village ports, taverns, bakeries and artisan food production facilities; and participate in cooking/baking classes taught by local chefs. Through activities and exploration students engage with the local community to learn how they are preserving traditions that have shaped the renowned healthy cuisine of Crete, while moving forward into the future both gastronomically and economically by way of sustainable community-based practices.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
9 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL3250 Sustainability in the Culinary Kitchen

This course defines, explores and explains sustainable foods as they relate to the roles and responsibilities of future chefs and food service managers. Students explore the national and global economic, agricultural, political and ethical issues regarding the use of sustainable foods in the food service industry.
Prerequisite(s): Associate degree in Culinary Arts or Associate degree in Baking & Pastry Arts.
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL3270 Volcanic Island Wines: The Azores and Madeira

This nine-day intensive overview 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): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL3300 Conscious Cuisine

Advanced techniques of seasonal, local and sustainable food preparation, recipe and menu development will be practiced. Students will research, adapt, create and produce full flavored, seasonal recipes and articulate the connection these dishes have to local farms, locally raised animals and the surrounding waters. Emphasis will be given to the utilization of in house produced artisan products and charcuterie.
Prerequisite(s): CUL3250 (or concurrent), Associate degree in Culinary Arts.
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL4020 New World Wines

This course offers students an advanced understanding of New World wines (in particular the U.S., with additional emphasis on California, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and Argentina), 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. 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 or CUL4960.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL4030 Old World Wines

This course allows students to develop an advanced understanding of Old World wines. Students examine production methods, trace the evolution of various appellation of origin classification systems, and explore the concept of terroir. Students explore wine production in areas such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and other traditional regions. For each region, students explore the historical context, as well as modern industry structures and trends. 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 or CUL4960.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. Advanced 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 take the practical exam for the International School of Mixology Bartending Certification.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL4080 Beer Sommelier

This course explores modern beer sales and service methods through case studies and real-world application of beer service principles. Students employ critical thinking to troubleshoot and critique issues concerning production, storage, service and sales. Students evaluate the management of retail beer operations through analysis of facilities and menu design, beer and food pairing strategies, accurate sales descriptions, and responsible alcohol service. Upon successful completion of this course, students may be prepared to sit for the Certified Cicerone examination.
Prerequisite(s): CUL3092, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL4185 Sommelier Capstone

This course provides a comprehensive overview of wine knowledge, sales and service techniques, giving students the ability to select appropriate beverages emphasizing wines for on-premise programs. 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. Liquor liability and responsible service is emphasized throughout.
Prerequisite(s): CUL4020 or CUL4030.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. The course enables students to 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, chemists and industry professionals in both laboratory and field settings to earn practical professional brewing experience. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of traditional and modern ale-brewing technology both on-site and at local craft breweries. Students 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.
Prerequisite(s): CUL3092.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
9 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL4417 Applied American Craft Brewing

This rigorous, experience-based course is ideal for students who want to work in or develop their own microbrewery or brewpub. The course enables students to 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, chemists and industry professionals in both laboratory and field settings to earn practical professional brewing experience. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of traditional and modern craft brewing technology both on-site and at local craft breweries. Students 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.
Prerequisite(s): CUL3092, legal drinking age. (HY)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence, Providence CE
9 Quarter Credit Hours

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 through case studies are developed throughout the class. This course prepares students to take the Beer Judge Certification Program Entrance Exam to become a BJCP Provisional Judge.
Prerequisite(s): CUL3092 (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL4963 Sommelier Training — Germany

This academically challenging course gives students the opportunity to study European wines at an internationally recognized wine school based in Koblenz, Germany. Participants have three weeks of lectures including classroom presentations by experts as well as practical sommelier skills training. Evening excursions to neighboring wineries on the Mosel and Rhine rivers are included. Classes are augmented with one week of traveling throughout neighboring wine-producing regions of Germany and France. There is a comprehensive exam at the completion of the course and a wine certificate is awarded.
Prerequisite(s): CUL2235 or FSM2055 or department chair approval.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

CUL4966 Pan Asian Cuisine

This course offers an integrated curriculum incorporating theoretical and practical instructions on the art of Pan Asian cooking. The course concentrates on the cuisine and culture of Singapore, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Indochina.
Prerequisite(s): FSM1065, completion of all sophomore culinary labs.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. Students are familiarized with different university departments, resources and systems, which might improve the student’s acclimation to the Johnson & Wales community. (HY)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CULN2010 Operational Food Service Delivery

This culinary lab course introduces students to the unique way in which food is prepared and delivered at various institutional facilities, such as schools and healthcare operations. The course challenges students to develop their skills in menu preparation for each of these food service systems while adhering to the rules and regulations which govern them. Students are also exposed to the principles of ethical leadership practices and fiscal management.
Prerequisite(s): CUL1015, CUL1035, CUL1055, CUL1075, CUL1095, CUL1115, CUL1345, and DIET1010 or NUTR2001 or SCI1050.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

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. Focus is on the essentials of ingredient selection and preparation, food portioning and recipe modification.
Prerequisite(s): CUL1015, CUL1035, CUL1055, CUL1075, CUL1095, CUL1115, CUL1345, CULN1010(or concurrent), and DIET1010 or NUTR2001 or SCI1050.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
3 Quarter Credit Hours

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): CULN2010 or CUL2215, CULN2020 or CUL2245.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CULN4155 Athletic Performance Cuisine

This laboratory course emphasizes the importance of how food can enhance athletic performance. Focus is on creating menus specifically geared for the training tables of various sports. Students utilize and apply their knowledge of nutrition, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology to develop individual assessments and menus for specific disciplines.
Prerequisite(s): CULN3155 or CUL3155, FSM2210 or FSM3040 or NUTR3030 and SCI3040 or CHM3040.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): CUL3155 or CULN3155, FSM2210 or FSM3040.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CULN4175 Spa Cuisine

This course focuses on advanced techniques of nutritionally sound food preparation and menu development, as reflected in current research. Students explore the unique flavor systems of the world as they impact ethnic cuisine. Emphasis is on redesigning recipes which maintain the integrity of unique cultural flavors while adapting current nutritional research to health and well-being. Applications focus on recipe and menu development as they apply to current spa cuisine models.
Prerequisite(s): CULN3155 or CUL3155, CUL3175 or FSM2210 or FSM3040.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): CHM2050, CULS2010, CUL2215, CUL2245, CUL2265.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 through off-site visits 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 labs.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CULS3035 Food Science

This course emphasizes the scientific method and the chemical and physical changes that occur during the preparation, processing and storage of food products. The course conducted in a non-production laboratory and includes the assessment of food quality.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): CULS3015, CULS3025, senior status.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 and 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 Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

CYB2010 Assembly Language Programming

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the relationship between hardware and software though the use of the machine and assembly language facilities. Topics include how simple statements translate into processor commands along with 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): ENGN2014.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, to discover opportunities for improvement of existing code, and to assure the appropriate use of code.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS2045, CYB2010.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
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): ISA5085. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5150 Data Mining

This course in data mining studies algorithms and computational paradigms that allow computers to find patterns and regularities in databases, perform prediction and forecasting, and generally improve their performance through interaction with data. Data mining is currently regarded as the key element of a more general process called knowledge discovery, which deals with extracting useful knowledge from raw data. The knowledge discovery process includes data selection, cleaning, coding, using different statistical and machine learning techniques, and visualization of the generated structures. This course covers all of these issues and illustrates the whole process by examples. Special emphasis is given to the machine learning methods as they provide the real knowledge discovery tools. Important related technologies, such as data warehousing and online analytical processing (OLAP), are also discussed. Students use recent data mining software.
Prerequisite(s): ISA5085 (OL)
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. (OL)
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. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5350 Text & Web Mining Analytics

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. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5400 Predictive Modeling

This course focuses on how to use statistical 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. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5500 Time Series Analysis

This graduate-level course provides an introduction to time series data and models in the time and frequency domains. 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. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5550 Optimization Simulation

This course provides an introduction to machine learning, data mining and statistical pattern recognition. Topics include: 1) supervised learning (i.e., parametric/non-parametric algorithms, support vector machines, kernels, neural networks), 2) unsupervised learning (i.e., clustering, dimensionality reduction, recommender systems, deep learning), and 3) best practices in machine learning (i.e., bias/variance theory, innovation process in machine learning). The course draws from numerous case studies and applications, so students learn how to apply learning algorithms to a broad spectrum of use cases. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DATA5700 Data Analytics Capstone

This capstone project course challenges students to apply theoretical knowledge acquired from their previous courses and apply that knowledge to a project involving actual data in a realistic setting. During the project, students engage in the entire process of solving a real-world data science project, from collecting and processing actual data to applying suitable and appropriate analytic methods to the problem. Both the problem statements for the project assignments and the datasets originate from real-world domains similar to those that students might typically encounter within industry, government, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or academic research.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of 27 credits in program. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DEE3999 Directed Experiential Education

Directed Experiential Education (DEE) offers students an intensive, term-long, 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. Students can take up to 3 terms of this course at 4.5 credits per term.
Prerequisite(s): Faculty recommendation and approval by the department chair. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

DIET2050 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): DIET1010 or NUTR2001 or SCI1050. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

DIET3030 Nutrition Assessment

This junior-level course is designed to study the cultural, economic and physiological impact of food on the individual. Focus is on the measurement of techniques to evaluate nutritional status. Interrelationships between nutrition-related diseases and current diet recommendations are explored.
Prerequisite(s): DIET1010 or NUTR2001 or SCI1050, DIET2050, junior status.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

DIET3050 Life Span Nutrition

This course is designed to study the significance of nutrition at specific times of growth, development and aging. Focus is on understanding the role food plays from pregnancy to the elderly population. The relationship between nutrition and health is traced throughout the human life span. Students apply course content to situations relevant to both community and clinical settings.
Prerequisite(s): DIET1010 or NUTR2001 or SCI1050, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 or NUTR3030, DIET3050 or NUTR3050.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 or NUTR4030.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

DIET4899 Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics Internship

This course provides the student with experiential learning in diverse clinical, healthcare and wellness settings. Students apply their theoretical and practical nutrition knowledge under the supervision of qualified industry and medical professionals.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 during the entire pre-program application process, 2) have completed 130 hours of course work, 3) have successfully completed DIET4030 or NUTR4030.
Offered at Denver, Providence
13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ECON1001 Macroeconomics

This course is designated as the first of two courses serving as an introduction to economics. It is a survey course covering the foundations of economics and focusing on macroeconomic concepts and issues such as the features and goals of capitalism, the market system, national income, business cycles, macroeconomic theories, and monetary and fiscal policy.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1002 or math placement. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ECON1002 Microeconomics

This course consists of microeconomic principles and issues. Course content examines and analyzes both the product and resource markets with emphasis on demand, supply and elasticities. In addition, the costs of production and the basic market models of firms' short run and long run operations are discussed. Other topics covered include various current domestic microeconomic problems, as well as international economic issues such as international trade and foreign exchange.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1002 or math placement. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 will be discussed and analyzed to permit better insight into these issues.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001 or ECON1002.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ECON3025 The Global Economy in the 21st Century

This course introduces students to the economic problems that have emerged as a result of the process of globalization. Various issues such as the growth of world population, availability of resources, problems with the environment and climate change, the state of the global economy, and problems of global security are analyzed.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001 and ECON1002. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, MGMT1001. (HY)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 and ECON1002.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ECON5000 Economics in the Global Economy

This course consists of micro- and macroeconomic issues and principles as they apply to the development of a viable and sustainable economy. Course content includes product and resource markets with an emphasis on demand, supply, price elasticity and consumer behavior. This course includes the features and goals of capitalism, the market system, national income, business cycles, and monetary and fiscal policies as they relate to economic viability and sustainability, with a view at causal effects in the global economy. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

EDUC3050 How We Learn: An Introduction to Teaching

This course is designed for the student who is considering a career that includes classroom teaching. Through course readings, discussion and activities, students examine the interactive nature of teaching and learning in which the teacher/trainer proactively acts to support students and their learning. Emphasis is on knowing how people learn and the use of this knowledge to support student learning and design effective learning environments. Another theme of this course is the importance of teachers knowing their students and how students’ backgrounds, learning styles and challenges affect teaching and learning. Research-based strategies and examples of lesson design, student accommodations and modifications are presented.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC3100 Critical Issues in American Education

This course is designed for students who are considering teaching and/or for students who are interested in exploring some of the major issues that impact American schools today. Through a combination of research, discussion and debate, students learn about topics that are impacting education today, such as Common Core Standards, high-stakes testing, vocational education and online learning. Students look closely at issues from multiple perspectives, and through that process, begin to build a foundation for their own beliefs about education and gain understanding about the complex systems we call American education.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, sophomore status.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5130 Foundations for Teaching and Learning

This course provides students with foundational knowledge in learning theory, action research and educational best practices, including the roles of standards, instruction and assessment, to build a broad understanding of learning and teaching in American schools today. Students utilize state standards in a data-driven analysis that gives 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 professional teacher standards to support their emerging understanding of the professional, educational, legal and ethical responsibilities to students and their families. Additionally, participants explore how students learn best, including the neurological underpinnings of learning, learning theories and the role of culture, motivation and other variables in the learning and teaching process.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5160 Integrating Literacy in the Culinary Arts Classroom

This course assists pre-service teachers in understanding the role of literacy in the teaching and learning process in the culinary classroom. Participants identify strategies to help their students access information, improve comprehension, and communicate effectively through reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking. Participants create lessons that develop the literacy abilities of their students as well as the content-specific concepts and skills of their discipline.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5120, SPED5110.
Offered at Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5170 Best Practices in Literacy Instruction

This course explores the Balanced Literacy Model, an instructional framework designed to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary/word study, reading fluency and reading comprehension within the context of lesson design, observed and implemented in elementary through secondary classrooms. Through course content, instructional modeling and related lab experiences, participants are introduced to strategies to motivate and teach students reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. This course focuses on English Language Arts as an interdisciplinary and developmental process. Course assignments involve planning for instruction of comprehension and vocabulary strategies as well as introducing word attack skills.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5120, EDUC5150, SPED5110.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5180 Curriculum Development for Culinary Arts Programs

This course helps students develop a standards-based culinary curriculum. Current theories and standards regarding the curriculum design process are analyzed. Students identify standards, formative and summative assessment measures, instructional strategies, and resources for student achievement.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5120, EDUC5150, SPED5110.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5190 Teaching Financial Management

This course provides business education teacher candidates strategies for teaching middle and secondary students the knowledge, skills and dispositions required for them to make sound financial decisions. The internet and other sources are used to research the latest information on personal finance topics and financial products. Participants design lessons that connect to state standards and that engage students in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making. Emphasis is given to recognizing and accommodating for the continuum of student differences and changing nature of the financial environment. Participants observe, reflect on and implement lessons based on course content through related lab experiences.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5170, SPED5120.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5220 Strategies for Teaching Culinary Arts Mathematics

This course is designed for students to critically analyze curriculum and the process of teaching and learning culinary arts mathematics. Current research on best practices for delivering mathematics instruction is examined. Value is placed on thinking, reasoning and communicating mathematically among mathematical ideas and real-world situations. Standards addressed include the state professional teacher standards and national and state standards for mathematics. Participants observe, reflect on and implement lessons based on course content through related lab experiences.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5160, EDUC5180.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5230 Methods of Teaching Business

This course prepares aspiring teachers to create and deliver standards-based lessons that support student learning in business coursework. Prospective teachers become facilitators of learning specifically by planning, developing, delivering and evaluating basic business curriculum related to technology, economics and marketing. Multiple instructional strategies are considered for 1) planning, designing, delivering and evaluating lessons; 2) creating an environment in the classroom conducive to learning; 3) treating all students equitably in the classroom; 4) connecting the Common Core State Standards and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) to the business curriculum; 5) developing a professional philosophy of education; and 6) participating in professional development. Readings on current trends in education augment class discussion. Participants observe, reflect on and implement lessons based on course content through related lab experiences.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5170, SPED5120.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5240 Methods of Teaching Culinary Arts

This methods course is designed to provide 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 lesson plans, methods, tools and skills of instruction, and the organization of instructional and supplementary materials to accommodate the special needs and individual differences among students in today’s diversely populated secondary and post-secondary school classrooms. Participants observe, reflect on and implement lessons based on course content through related lab experiences. The importance of staying abreast of professional practices, trends and research is stressed via an outside reading list.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5160, EDUC5180.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5260 Strategies for Teaching Mathematics

This course is based on current level three research, including the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), which examines best practices for delivering mathematics instruction. Value is placed on thinking, reasoning, and communicating mathematically and making connections among mathematical ideas and real world situations. Participants observe, reflect 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 state and national standards.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5170, SPED5120.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5270 Advanced Methods of Teaching Culinary Arts

This advanced methods course is designed to build 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 and techniques in both a lab and classroom environment. Emphasis is on understanding how students think, learn, communicate and perform culinary/pastry technical skills.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5220, EDUC5240.
Offered at Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5280 Strategies for Teaching Science

This course is designed to increase the students science content knowledge, critically analyze curriculum, and experience best practices in teaching and learning science in elementary and middle school grades with a technology component. Current theories regarding instructional strategies for science, the application of language arts skills in the content area, and uses of various technologies in the classroom are integrated into the course. Emphasis is placed on a student-centered approach to science inquiry that maintains the rigor necessary to prepare students with the habits of mind required to meet the demands of a highly scientifically literate society. Lab experiences play a vital role in this course.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5170, SPED5120.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5300 Literacy in the Content Area

This course offers prospective teachers the opportunity to develop strategies to enhance content area literacy instruction. Special emphasis is placed on balancing the challenges of developing standards-based curriculum and meeting the needs of a diverse classroom population. Best practices for instruction and assessment are explored and tested through the field placement experience. Based on course content and collaboration with cooperating teachers, participants will design a content area unit that will be implemented during student teaching.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5260, EDUC5280 or EDUC5190, EDUC5230.
Offered at Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5310 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 for all students that serves as a foundation for the Teaching and Learning master's degree program. Emphasis is on the importance of teacher quality and developing quality teaching. Various theories and philosophies are explored to evaluate their role in accomplished teaching. Equal emphasis is also given to the critical role of research and data to guide instruction and instructional planning. Through critical analysis and course work, participants analyze and apply these understandings to their teaching context to document their emerging concept of teaching excellence. Additionally, participants begin their capstone project by identifying issues of interest within their teaching context that merit deep exploration.
Offered at Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5320 Monitoring and Managing Student Learning

This course examines student learners, their role in the teaching and learning equation, and how teachers can impact the learning process. Focus is on the interactive nature of teaching for learning in which the teacher continuously and proactively supports student learning. Emphasis is on three major themes: 1) discovering how students learn and using this knowledge to support student learning by designing effective learning environments; 2) knowing students as individuals and how their backgrounds, strengths and challenges affect teaching and learning; 3) connecting the first two themes to discover the essential role of the teacher, actively monitoring and managing the learning environment and student learning. Through critical analysis and course work, participants analyze and apply these understandings to support student learning.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5310.
Offered at Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5330 Standards, Curriculum and Instructional Design

This course examines the nature and roles of standards, curriculum and instructional design in teaching for learning. The major focus of the course is on the essential integration of standards, curriculum and instructional design to facilitate deliberate and strategic planning for student learning. Emphasis is on identifying how standards support 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 and consumer, as well as critical reviewer of the three. Through critical analysis and course work, participants analyze and apply these understandings to their teaching context to document their emerging facility and expertise with standards, curriculum and instructional design.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5320.
Offered at Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5600 Socio-Cultural Foundations, Intercultural Communication and Accountability

This course introduces students to the current sociopolitical issues and state/school accountability in ESL and bilingual programs. Students examine the sociocultural and legal contexts of instruction and current research related to immigration and minority achievement. Students research various ethnolinguistic groups represented in Rhode Island school populations. (HY)
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5620 Second Language Acquisition

This course provides an introduction to second language acquisition (SLA) theory and practice. Through readings, discussion and fieldwork experience, students explore the relevance of SLA research for second language learning and teaching in a variety of contexts. In-depth analysis of SLA theory from past to present supports the students’ fieldwork and enables them to discuss and analyze grammar, linguistics and teaching methods through the lenses of SLA theories.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5600. (HY)
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5640 Applied Linguistics and Grammar Pedagogy

This course introduces applied linguistics and grammar pedagogy to content area teachers who are working with English Language Learners (ELLs). Focus is on understanding how phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics affect contemporary English usage. By studying the sounds, structures, organization and meaning of English words, phrases and sentences, students gain a better understanding of the linguistic challenges encountered by ELLs. Coursework includes translating words and phrases into the International Phonetic Alphabet, identifying articulatory descriptions of English language consonants and vowels, diagramming sentences, and analyzing the oral and written communication of an English language learner, all to better understand how to help ELLs acquire English language proficiency in various content areas.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5620. (HY)
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5660 Instructional Strategies and Methods for English Language Learners

In this course, students research various teaching methods and approaches in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Students examine a variety of classroom contexts, student populations and pedagogical approaches. In addition, students receive on-site experience in a classroom with English Language Learners (ELLs), observing and analyzing methodologies used to facilitate English language learning. Ultimately, students design classroom lessons and units that reflect an understanding of best practices in teaching to ELLs.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5640. (HY)
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC5680 Performance-Based Assessment of English Language Learners

This course serves as an introduction to the research and evaluation of assessment standards for content area teachers who are working with English Language Learners (ELLs). Students in this course analyze and design authentic, content-specific assessments as well as recognize the importance of evaluating language testing instruments. Finally, students complete a 25-hour practicum that allows for the implementation of assessment strategies that focus on the relationships between second language proficiency, academic achievement, sociocultural dimensions and non-biased assessment tools.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC5660. (HY)
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC6120 Assessment for Student Learning

This course explores how assessment and resulting data are used to guide and inform instruction. A major theme of the course is 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): (EDUC5300, SPED5130, SPED5150, SPED5170) or (EDUC5270, SPED5130).
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC6130 Digital Collaborative Tools

This course provides an understanding of the shifting learning literacies that the 21st century demands and how they will change the way teachers facilitate and educate their digital learners. The course examines and emphasizes Web 2.0 tools such as wikis, blogs, podcasts and other powerful tools of the Web that create authentic learning. Students learn about these various tools and how to infuse these unique technologies into their pedagogy. Through in-class, individual instruction and team-based experiential learning, students incorporate these innovative and collaborative tools into their classrooms to create purposeful curriculum design.
Prerequisite(s): SPED5130, SPED5150, SPED5170, EDUC5300.
Offered at Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC6140 Methods of Teaching Social Studies

This methods course is designed to provide knowledge of how to design and teach an integrated study of social sciences and humanities to promote historical understanding and civic competence among students. Emphasis is on instruction that facilitates the teaching of social studies content, skills and concepts through daily and long-range planning and uses research-based, best-practice methods. The course also emphasizes the tools and skills of instruction and the organization of instructional and supplementary materials to accommodate the special needs and individual differences among students in todays diversely populated elementary school classrooms.
Prerequisite(s): SPED5130, SPED5150, SPED5170, EDUC5300.
Offered at Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC6160 Student Teaching: Elementary Education

Students in this course spend 12 weeks in a teaching situation at a public school site under the direct supervision of a cooperating elementary education teacher. Student teachers plan lessons and demonstrate their ability to teach and work effectively. During the course, students are required to demonstrate their understanding of and competence in the RIPTS and CEC Standards by producing a student teachers portfolio. Students may participate in ad hoc seminars related to their student teaching experience.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6120, EDUC6140, SPED6110, passing score on Praxis II Elementary Education Content Area Exam, department permission.
Offered at Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC6310 Instructional Strategies and Resources

This course examines the field of instructional strategies and resources and their impact on student learning. The course focuses on those strategies and resources that effective teachers use to support students and their learning, such as teaching as an iterative process, and matching instructional strategies and resources with evidence of student learning. An additional theme is the intentional use of strategies and resources that are based on research, best practices, content and student needs. Equal 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 course work, 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): EDUC5330.
Offered at Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC6320 Assessment for Learning

This course examines the field of assessment, major issues and trends, and 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. Emphasis is on assessment epistemology, the variety and purposes of assessment, and how assessment and resulting data are used to guide and inform instruction. 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 rubrics, collaboratively looking at student work and the student's role in assessing their learning. Through critical analysis and course work, participants analyze and apply these understandings to their teaching context to document their emerging concept of assessment for learning.
Offered at Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC6330 Capstone: Multiple Roles of Teachers

This course explores the multiple and critical roles effective teachers engage in and fulfill to support student learning and advance the goals of the school community. The course emphasizes how and why effective teachers, beyond their instructional responsibilities, must act as learners, leaders and collaborators, professionals and connectors between the school, families and communities. While examining these various roles, participants demonstrate, share and reflect on evidence of their emerging engagement in the roles. As the last course in the Teaching and Learning master's degree program, this module allows participants to connect and synthesize learning and central themes that have evolved during their work in the program. Through critical analysis and course work, participants analyze and apply these understandings to their teaching context and develop a path for continuous future growth. Participants apply their learning to their capstone project and present their findings and recommendations.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6320.
Offered at Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC6810 Student Teaching: Business Education

Students in this course spend 12 weeks in a teaching situation at a public secondary school site under the direct supervision of a cooperating business education teacher. During student teaching, students plan and implement lessons with the guidance of their cooperating teacher. Students are required to demonstrate their understanding of the RIPTS and CEC Standards by collecting evidence for their student teaching portfolio. Students may participate in ad hoc seminars related to their student teaching experience.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6120, SPED6110, EDUC6130, passing score on the ETS Exam, department permission.
Offered at Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC6820 Student Teaching: Culinary Arts Education

Students in this course spend twelve weeks in a teaching situation at a public school site under the direct supervision of a cooperating teacher-chef. Student-teachers plan lessons and demonstrate their ability to teach and work effectively. During the course, students are required to demonstrate their understanding of and competence in the RIPTS standards by producing a student-teacher's portfolio. Students may participate in ad hoc seminars related to their student-teaching experience.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6120, SPED6110.
Offered at Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC6840 Student Teaching Internship: Culinary Arts Education

Students in this course spend 11 weeks in a teaching situation at a university site under the direct supervision of a cooperating teacher chef. Student teachers plan lessons and demonstrate their ability to teach and work effectively. During the course, students are required to demonstrate their understanding of and competence in the RIPTS standards by producing a student teacher's portfolio. Students may participate in ad hoc seminars related to their student teaching experience.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6120, SPED6110.
Offered at Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

EDUC6860 Capstone Project: Culinary Arts Education

This capstone course affords students the opportunity to apply theory learned throughout the program and conduct new research to design a curriculum for a secondary and/or post-secondary culinary arts program. Participants engage in an action research study that results in identifying best practices in culinary education and recommendations for curriculum improvement.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC6120, SPED6110.
Offered at Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

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 a variety of research to improve policies, programs and practices. (HY)
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC7011 Strategy & Change

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. 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. (HY)
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, present and emerging trends, and on the social, economic and political issues that are crucial for higher education leaders to recognize and understand. Strategies and tactics needed to bring about constructive change are studied and applied. Various information sources and mechanism are used. Expansion and refinement of the knowledge, skills and interests of students in the higher education enterprise are the goals of the course. (HY)
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC7030 Teaching and Learning 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 impacting teaching and learning in higher education. Students engage in an action research project that is centered on typical problems in teaching and learning confronting educational leaders. (HY)
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC7031 Organizational Theory and Behavior in Higher Education

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

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

This course focuses on the organizational theory, behavior and culture with special emphasis on how elementary-secondary leaders can affect change by developing a systemic approach to understanding and facilitating the work of the organization. Emphasis is placed on understanding and facilitating the work of organizations. Emphasis is also placed on understanding the "frameworks" (political, symbolic, human resources and structural) that affect organizations. In understanding the impact of the "frameworks", the intent is to provide the skills for leaders to re-frame existing organizations and review organizations from a different "lens" or perspective. The 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. (HY)
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC7035 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

This course is designed to prepare 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. The course also provides students with opportunities to 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. (HY)
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 or EDUC7006 or EDUC7007. (HY)
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): 24 semester credit hours of doctoral study. (HY)
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC8017 Resource Planning and Management in Elementary-Secondary Education

This course examines the foundations of school finance and business practices and how they are integral to achieving school and district goals for student learning and achievement to state performance standards. Current and prospective education leaders and school administrators investigate how school finance, budget, business management, asset protection, and facilities planning and management are vital to the teaching and learning process. (HY)
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC8026 Student Development in Higher Education

This course focuses on the comprehensive nature of student affairs as a vital component in the evolving learner-centered environments of higher education. Students investigate and seek potential solutions to authentic problems facing leaders in student affairs, such as those concerning student enrollment management, student diversity, student induction, advising and counseling, placement testing, career development, residential life, food services, health services, student activities, Greek organizations, athletics, security and discipline. Theory and good practice are used to guide the discussion, investigate the issues, and generate alternative solutions.
Prerequisite(s): 36 semester credit hours of doctoral study. (HY)
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC8027 Family and Community Engagement

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 school as a community center are investigated. (HY)
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC8090 Leadership in Higher Education Capstone

This capstone builds upon the knowledge, skills and dispositions that students have acquired from other courses, independent studies, and their experiences to address authentic issues in higher education. 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 aspects of issues, on seeking appropriate research paradigms, and on defining leadership roles to facilitate realistic and creative change.
Prerequisite(s): 36 semester credit hours in the Educational Leadership Program. (HY)
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC8095 Leadership in Elementary-Secondary Education

This course examines leadership theories and models and their applications to educational reform in elementary-secondary education. Topics addressed include: leadership styles, organizational cultures, school change strategies, leadership behaviors, leadership standards, strategic planning, 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. (HY)
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC9005 The Field Research Project

Students or groups of students conduct an action research field project in concert with a public or private educational institution or setting. The purposes of this project are to identify a significant educational problem in the context of a local/state educational setting, to review existing theory and research, to analyze the problem, and to develop potential solutions for the problem. Students are encouraged to identify a research project early in their program. The project must be approved by the major advisor and the local/state educational setting, system or institution. The seminar series provides students with dissertation support, and moves students towards degree completion.
Prerequisite(s): All 7000 and 8000 level coursework, comprehensive exam.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC9010 Doctoral Dissertation

The dissertation is the refinement and publication of a field research project. The seminar series provides students with dissertation support, and moves students towards degree completion.
Offered at Providence
6 Semester Credits

EDUC9011 Doctoral Dissertation Advisement

The course is provided to students after the third year to provide ongoing dissertation advisement and continuous enrollment. The seminar series provides students with dissertation support, and moves students towards degree completion.
Offered at Providence
0 Semester Credits

ENG0001 Writing Workshop

This course affords an opportunity to students to complete the Graduation Writing Requirement at Johnson & Wales University. Students will review sentence structure, paragraph development and essay organization with the goal of applying these skills to the classroom and the workplace.
Prerequisite(s): Writing proficiency assessed as unsatisfactory in ENG1021. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
0 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG0025 Writing Proficiency I

This course affords an opportunity to students to master the basic writing skills necessary to write at the college level. Students will review sentence structure, paragraph development, and essay organization with the goal of applying these skills to the classroom and the workplace.
Offered at North Miami
0 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG0050 Writing Proficiency II

This course affords an opportunity to students to master the intermediate writing skills necessary to write at the college level. Students will review sentence structure, paragraph development and essay organization with the goal of applying these skills to the classroom and the workplace.
Offered at North Miami
0 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG0100 Writing Assessment

Writing Assessment serves as the vehicle by which a student’s Graduation Writing Requirement Assessment score is recorded. This course is a co-requisite of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication Skills and ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse. Students begin preparation for the Graduation Writing Requirement Assessment in ENG1020 English Composition or ENG1024 Honors Composition: Writing in the Academy and continue preparation for the assessment in ENG1021 or ENG1027. Administration of the assessment occurs in the latter part of ENG1021 and ENG1027. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
0 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG1020 English Composition

This course provides students with basic writing skills in a variety of genres and contexts. Instruction begins with a review of the fundamentals of writing through the use of personal narratives. The focus widens to forms of public writing, including informative and research-based writing. Research techniques and MLA documentation are covered. Class work includes lecture, writing workshops, and peer critique. Course requirements include five or six different writing projects as well as a final exam. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication

This course is a continuation of ENG1020 English Composition. Building on the research and audience skills from ENG1020, students develop more complex and rhetorically advanced papers. All work – written and oral – is aimed at persuading an audience. Instruction begins with the essential components of a logically constructed and articulated argument. Critical thinking skills are reinforced throughout the course as students develop, peer critique, and present projects to the class. Research and MLA skills are expected of students, and all projects require research from a variety of sources.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG2010 Technical Writing

This course focuses on a practical approach to technical exposition, such as proposals, project reports, feasibility studies, abstracts, and technical correspondence delivered in both hard copy and electronic formats.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG2030 Introduction to Newswriting

This course provides students with a practical introduction to basic news and feature writing and emphasizes writing for the specific fields of business, culinary, hospitality and technology.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 emphasize 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): ENG1027, honors status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG2401 Introduction to 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG2500 Histories and Theories of Rhetoric and Composition

This course serves as an introduction to rhetorical theory and composition studies, with a focus on the ways in which educational and other societal practices have affected persuasion in speaking and writing. Through close readings of major works, students explore how the field has evolved from the teachings of ancient Greek and Roman rhetoricians to contemporary composition scholars. Students discuss works such as Aristotle's Rhetoric and Peter Elbow's Writing Without Teachers, analyzing the effect that key scholars in rhetoric and composition have had on contemporary writing practices. Course work includes designing assignments and constructing projects that focus on the ways in which rhetoric functions in daily life as well as on how educational practices in the teaching of writing and speaking have changed over time.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG2540 History of English Grammar

This course allows students to develop a greater appreciation and understanding of English grammar, ultimately making them better writers. English grammar is examined, focusing on its history and development; transformation to a global language; reflection of cultural, social, racial and gender diversity; and an exploration of specific grammar and usage issues that develop the ability to use English effectively.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3012 Report and Proposal Writing

This course prepares students to write effective reports and proposals in a variety of workplace environments including business and industry, government, academic and nonprofit. Students learn to analyze the needs of various audiences including clients, supervisors, and investors or funding agencies, and apply the appropriate rhetorical conventions to create a range of informative and/or persuasive documents. Communication tasks include written reports, proposals and related correspondence, as well as oral presentation.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, ENG2010. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3014 Instruction and Manual Writing

This course prepares students to plan, construct, test and revise documents that enable users to perform tasks effectively. Students apply principles of iterative development including audience/user analysis, usability testing, and test-based revision to produce instructional materials such as training manuals, operating instructions, or online product documentation for specific users in a variety of workplace environments.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, ENG2010. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3030 Introduction to 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3050 Introduction to 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3130 Introduction to 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 Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3150 Introduction to 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, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3320 Applied Research in Professional Writing and Literature

This course offers students an excellent opportunity to practice applied scholarship in the humanities, balancing technical online journal production, research, editing and writing practice. Students may repeat the course up to three times for credit. Working on the campus's online journal, students provide first review of submissions before editorial and peer review, conducting research into the topic of the submission; maintain correspondence with writers and reviewers, learning how the journal production process works; and develop technical skills related to publishing an online journal. Students also gain practical experience conducting and supporting online interviews for the campus’s blog series. Students set up interviews, corresponding with scholars and artists; learn about audio production, blogging and online publication; conduct research in preparation for interviews; and in some cases moderate the interview itself. Finally, students manage the production of a cultural events series; they organize, promote, record, broadcast and moderate the discussions.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3402 Intermediate Creative Writing

This course offers students the opportunity to practice, develop and refine the creative writing skills they learned in ENG 2401. Students learn and practice techniques for discovering and organizing creative ideas, and advance their understanding of audience by researching potential markets to publish their work. Students learn the more advanced skills required for writing fiction, including narrative structures, voice, dialogue, scenes and transitions, and also learn poetic forms from various cultures, meter, and advanced poetic techniques. With permission of the instructor, students may elect to work with plays or screenplays in lieu of fiction. By the conclusion of the course, students identify the genre in which they plan to specialize and ultimately publish.
Prerequisite(s): ENG2401.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3601 Intermediate Nonfiction Writing

This course prepares students to read, analyze and write about nonfiction from different critical perspectives. Students study representative nonfiction writers and are exposed to a variety of forms and techniques of the essay from Montaigne in the 16th century to writers who are currently working to expand the idea of nonfiction writing. Students explore the history of the essay as well as recent developments in nonfiction-literary journalism and creative nonfiction. Additionally, students practice writing essays in a variety of forms, using the range of writers we will study as models.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG4403 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop

This course offers students the opportunity to read from the writer's point of view and use the techniques of world-class writers and poets to create their own work, with constructive criticism from their peers and instructor. Students focus on one specific genre (fiction or poetry) with the goal of beginning a book-length project resulting in the completion of a submission package (sample chapters or poetry, a book proposal, and a detailed outline). Students also learn how to self-publish their work on Amazon software platforms.
Prerequisite(s): ENG3402.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, North Miami
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG4602 Advanced Nonfiction Writing Workshop

This course allows students to develop their habits and skills as critical readers and creative writers, reading extensively in contemporary creative nonfiction and writing in a variety of the forms that contemporary creative nonfiction has taken. 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 and purpose and audience; working through a number of drafts, students further develop their skills as critical readers and thoughtful, careful writers.
Prerequisite(s): ENG3601.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG4900 Reading and Writing Life: Senior Portfolio Assessment

This capstone course culminates in an e-portfolio that illustrates students' development as readers, writers and scholars in the field of English. With faculty guidance, students gather, revise and organize their work to create a multi-modal platform that serves as a resource for job and school applications. Portfolios consist of a minimum of five pieces that show students' writing processes, five works that have been extensively revised and edited and are publication ready, an annotated bibliography of major course work, an eight to 10 page reflective piece, a resume, and a presentation of the e-portfolio to a select group of faculty and visiting professionals. Class work includes lecture, workshops and discussions.
Prerequisite(s): Senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG5000 Management Communication Skills

This course provides students instruction and rigorous practice in the written and oral communication skills required for participation in both business and graduate academic cultures. Students are instructed in the conventions of academic and business discourse and practice strategic planning and writing of various genres of business documentation and graduate academic research. In addition, students receive instruction and practice strategies for effective preparation and presentation of professional informative and persuasive oral presentations. Through the case study method and intensive workshops, students practice critically analyzing business situations to devise and implement strategic communication goals.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ENGN1001 Digital Logic Design I

This course is an introduction to analysis and design of digital circuits. Topics include numbering systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, MSI devices, and analysis and design of combinational circuits. This course includes the use of software tools for design, minimization, simulation, and schematic capture of digital systems. A hands-on laboratory including PLD/FPGA is integrated in which students work in teams.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 simulation of electronic circuits 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
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN1025 Survey of Electronics

What really happens when you turn on your stereo or light? How does my computer do the things it does? This course is designed to help the non-electrical engineer understand the basics of electrical theory from digital to solid states and beyond. Topics covered are fundamental concepts, such as voltage, current, resistance, power, frequency and the functional analysis of simple analog and digital circuits and systems. Student are introduced to electronic symbols, numbering systems, Boolean algebra, sequential circuitry, microcontrollers and basic controller programming. Instrumentation including measuring devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes will also be reviewed and used. This class runs in the integrated lab format so that students have the opportunity to test the theory with hardboard and simulation software.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2000 Robotics

This course introduces students to the basic concept and applications of robotics. The study of robotics includes the supporting disciplines of mechanics, motors, microprocessors, 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 microprocessors, microprocessor interfacing, and artificial intelligence in robotic systems is covered. Industrial applications in the areas of automotive and semiconductor manufacturing as well as medical and aerospace applications are described. The course includes a lab session on robotic work cell.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1020 or CSIS1101.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2002 Digital Logic Design II

The focus of this course is the analysis and design of sequential logic circuits. Topics include asynchronous and synchronous sequential circuit analysis and design, state machine analysis and design, and ASM design methodologies utilizing PLD and FPGA implementations. This course includes the use of software tools for design, minimization, simulation, and schematic capture of digital systems. A hands-on PLD/FPGA based laboratory is included.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN1001.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2003 Circuit Theory I

This course provides a firm foundation in DC circuit analysis. The goals of this course include developing an ability to solve engineering problems to design, implement and test circuits to meet design specifications. Emphasis is upon the understanding and application of Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Current Laws in resistive networks. Methods of linear systems analysis are introduced including Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems and the superposition principle.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1040 (or concurrent), Corequisite: ENGN2004.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2004 Circuit Theory I Lab

Laboratory project activities requiring design, simulation, implementation, measurement and testing of circuits to meet design specifications. Labs are designed to reinforce concepts discussed in Circuit Theory I, ENGN2003.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1040 (or concurrent), Corequisite: ENGN2003.
Offered at Providence
1 Quarter Credit Hour

ENGN2005 Circuit Theory II

This course focuses on the principles and applications of alternating current (AC) circuit fundamentals essential to the study of RL, RC and RLC circuit. 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.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2003, ENGN2004, MATH1040 (or concurrent), Corequisite: ENGN2006.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2006 Circuit Theory II Lab

Laboratory project activities requiring design, simulation, implementation, measurement and testing of circuits to meet design specifications. Labs are designed to reinforce concepts discussed in Circuit Theory II, ENGN2005.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2003, ENGN2004, MATH1040 (or concurrent), Corequisite: ENGN2005.
Offered at Providence
1 Quarter Credit Hour

ENGN2007 Circuit Theory III

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) and Field Effect (FET) transistors are examined. Circuit applications of power supplies, voltage regulation, small-signal amplifiers and power amplifiers are included.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2005, ENGN2006, MATH1040 (or concurrent), Corequisite: ENGN2008.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2008 Circuit Theory III 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 ENGN2007 Circuit Theory III.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2005, ENGN2006, MATH1040 (or concurrent), Corequisite: ENGN2007.
Offered at Providence
1 Quarter Credit Hour

ENGN2010 Industrial Electronics

This course includes the terminology, symbols, and applications of solid state devices used in industrial control such as switching and special purpose diodes, junction and field effect transistors, sensors, AC and DC motors, and operational amplifiers. It also includes an introduction to robots and the automation cells that use robots. Laboratory exercises, both hands-on and simulation are integrated to reinforce the theory presented in lecture with practical applications.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2005, ENGN2006, MATH1040 (or concurrent), Corequisite: ENGN2011.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2011 Industrial Electronics Lab

Laboratory project activities requiring design, simulation, implementation, measurement and testing of circuits to meet design specifications. Labs are designed to reinforce concepts discussed in Industrial Electronics, ENGN2010.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2005, ENGN2006, MATH1040 (or concurrent), Corequisite: ENGN2010.
Offered at Providence
1 Quarter Credit Hour

ENGN2014 Computer Architecture I

This course is a study of the evolution of computer architecture and the factors influencing the design of hardware and software elements of computer systems. Topics include instruction set design; processor micro-architecture and pipe-lining; cache and virtual memory organizations; scheduling, standard hardware performance metrics (e.g., processor speed, number of bits per processor, address capacity, number of interrupt vectors, etc.), protection and sharing; I/O and interrupts; VLIW machines; multi-threaded architectures; symmetric multiprocessors; and parallel computers.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1112. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): MATH2040.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2025 Applied Mechanics I: Statics

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, PHY1015.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2030 Electronic Communications

This course introduces students to the theory and applications of electronic communications. Topics include review of electromagnetic theory and the principle of modulation and demodulation including amplitude, frequency and phase modulation. Principles of signal transmission and reception including DSB and SSB communication and description of basic hardware are covered. Computer simulations are used to illustrate various concepts regarding transmission and reception of signals, modulation and demodulation, and spectrum analysis of signals.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2007, ENGN2008.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2032 Industrial Robotics

This course includes an introduction to industrial robots, work cell integration, and manufacturing concepts and control. Students will explore how robots integrate into industrial production and control and how communications among Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, sensors, and robots combine to make work cells. Laboratory exercises, both hands-on and simulation are integrated to reinforce the theory presented in lecture with practical applications.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2000, ENGN2005, ENGN2006.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2035 Programmable Logic Controllers

This course is an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs). It focuses on how PLC’s 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): ENGN2005, ENGN2006.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2045 Computer Vision

This course provides an introduction to the basic elements of computer vision to all majors. Emphasis is placed on intuitive and practical aspects of computer vision with very limited theory and math. The course involves intensive computer lab work and may include a project using the vision system of the "Mentor" robot that is used in the robotic course. The computer lab includes some applications in image processing.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1020 or CSIS1101.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 are discussed. Some probablitiy theory and Bayesian analysis is covered in the course. Illustration and projects use the Neural Network and Image Processing toolbox of MATLAB.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1020 or CSIS1101, MATH1030.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2070 Signal Transmission

The course provides in-depth knowledge in both theory and aplications of signaling and transmissions. Topics include signals, basic signal conversions,analog and digital signal transmissions, interfacing, switching principles and photonic switching.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC1020, MATH1020 or math placement.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2075 Microcontrollers I

This is an introductory course in microcontrollers. Topics covered include microcontroller architecture, instruction set, assembly language programming, subroutines, basic microcontroller peripherals, the interdependence of hardware and software, input/output subsystems, and microcontroller application development tools and platforms.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN1001, ENGN2002.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2080 Microcontrollers II

This is an advanced course in microcontrollers. Topics covered include interrupts, high-level language programming, advanced microcontroller peripherals, interfacing concepts, and performance optimization.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2075.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN2085 Introduction to Embedded Systems

This is an introductory course in embedded systems, which is a project-oriented design course. 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): CSIS1020, ENGN2075 or CSIS2023, ENGN2014.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN3000 Materials and Process Engineering

This course develops the general properties of materials, defined as plastic, ferrous, nonferrous and ceramics used in product development. Properties of materials are applied to industrial applications to achieve optimum designs. Process engineering concepts are developed from conversion of raw materials into finished products using manufacturing methods to optimize production of parts.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN3004 Circuit Theory IV

This course focuses on the characteristics and application of field effect transistors (FETs). The terminology and symbols of FETs are examined. Amplifiers and switching circuit applications are included. Laboratory exercises, 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): ENGN2007, ENGN2008, MATH2040.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 OpAmps (including its use as an integrator, differentiator, comparator and active filters) are also included. Laboratory projects, both experience-based and simulated, are integrated to reinforce the theory presented in lecture with practical applications to determine device/component performance and operating conditions.
Prerequisite(s): MATH2040, ENGN2007 and ENGN2008, or ENGN3004.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN3010 Mechatronics I

This course is a study of the basic mechanical components and electrical drives in mechatronics systems. Topics covered include basic functions and physical properties of mechanical components and electrical drivers, strategies to identify, localize and correct malfunctions.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2000, ENGN2035, ENGN2080.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN3015 Mechatronics II

This is a multi-disciplinary project-oriented course with emphasis on mechatronics applications. The course focus is on the integration of the core technologies on innovative mechatronic designs. Topics include, microcontroller technology and interfacing, analog and digital electronics, communication technology, control architectures, real-time programming, sensors, and manufacturing equipment.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN3010.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN3025 Applied 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, PHY1015) or (SCI1011, SCI1041)).
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN3035 Microelectronics Design

This is a project-oriented design course. Topics covered include contemporary design methodologies, prototyping platforms, programmable devices, hardware description language, and design, verification, and realizations of digital systems and their building blocks.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2080, ENGN2085.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2005, ENGN2006, MATH2043, ((PHY2022, PHY2025) or (SCI2012, SCI2042)).
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN3051 Introduction to Process Control

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of process control systems. Topics covered include the open-loop and closed-loop controls, interaction between controllers, sensors and actuators, and controller operating parameters. Feedback control systems are analyzed. The impact of the dynamics of the measurement and control processes on system transient response and stability is addressed. The study of PID controllers is also included.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2010, ENGN2011, MATH2040.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN3055 Electronics Engineering Design and Prototyping

This is a course in electronics engineering development process. This is a project-oriented design course. Topics covered include the process of development and prototyping of various types of electronic systems starting from problem statement to final fabrication at system and board level.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN3005 (or concurrent).
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN3075 Applied Fluid Mechanics

This is a course in the study of compressible and incompressible fluid statics and dynamics as applied to hydraulic and pneumatic pumps, motors, transmissions and controls.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN2035 (or concurrent), ENGN3025, PHY1011, PHY1015.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN3085 Principles of Systems Engineering

This introductory course addresses the application of scientific and engineering efforts in order to translate specific operational requirements into a system configuration. The course emphasizes a goal-and-team-oriented approach to representative system projects. The goal of this total engineering effort is the creation of an effective and efficient product within specified cost, time and performance envelopes.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1030 or higher.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN3090 Systems Performance and Measurement

This course addresses the critical role of performance in the modeling, design, assessment, operation and management of a system. Emphasis is placed on the identification and development of both qualitative performance criteria and quantitative performance criteria. Data-acquisition and processing requirements for these criteria are also considered both for online and offline system assessment.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN3085.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN3130 Design II: Iteration and Design Development

This course is a continuation of the design process from a fundamental principles of design course. Concepts of schematic design, iteration and documentation is coordinated with a design for manufacturability and assembly focus. Students learn how to develop designs that satisfy programmatic needs through examination of the whole concept down to the detail, tested through drawing, computer modeling, physical models and prototypes. Students learn how to apply design requirements in order to identify best solutions. Design is documented with a thorough exploration of form, function and mechanism.
Prerequisite(s): CAD2030.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN4000 Standards/Codes and Ergonomics

This course is an introduction to standards and regulatory codes governing the design of buildings, products and manufacturing procedures. Standards for procedures and processes as related to design and manufacturing are defined and case studies are used to develop relevant concepts. Codes and ergonomic concepts are presented and developed as the driving forces behind standards applied to design buildings, products and manufacturing procedures.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN4005 Quality Control/Professional Practice

This course is an introduction to quality control and professional practice as related to design and configuration management, with the concept of QC as the techniques and activities to achieve, sustain and improve the quality of products, services and the project development. Quality control becomes the responsibility of everyone involved in the design of products or project management. Professional practices covers the general application of regulations, restrictions, record keeping, and ethics related to engineering design and project management.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 or senior status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): MATH2043.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN4060 Embedded Systems Design I

This is the first course in embedded systems design. This is a project-oriented course in which classroom topics are explored through in-depth experiences in substantial design projects. Topics covered include hardware and software co-development, reuse, verification, and realization of digital intellectual property.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN3035.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN4065 Embedded Systems Design II

This is the second course in embedded systems design. This is an advanced project-oriented course, which involves extensive design projects. Topics covered include design of digital intellectual property for embedded systems, design of memory systems, and software hardware design tradeoffs.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN4060.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 is covered. Concepts in automation will be covered, including manufacturing systems and elements in work cell.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN3015.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENGN4130 Design III: Project Resolution and Detailing

This course is the final design course in a three-course sequence. Concepts of the design process are applied to industrial design problems and project development techniques. Configuration management techniques are developed to support design analysis and product/project development through the life cycle of the product/project. Students develop research and presentation skills related to the design process, cost estimating and project development centered on industrial and urban problem-solving techniques.
Prerequisite(s): ENGN3130.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR1001 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This is an introductory course in entrepreneurship, demonstrating how entrepreneurs recognize business opportunities, develop ideas and identify markets. Students learn about different entrepreneurial business models, business planning, the components of a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, and the crucial role of entrepreneurs to business and society. This course also introduces students to the university's business pitch contest as well as other resources available on and off campus. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR2030 Pitching & Planning New Ventures

This course teaches students how to develop and present a business plan for ventures they may launch. Students will learn about the contents of a business plan, the importance of concise executive summaries and presentations, and how entrepreneurial ventures must adjust their business plans as they receive feedback from the real-world.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR1001. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR3010 Small Business Consulting

This course is conducted as an independent study. Participants in the program formulate an agreed-upon plan with their sponsor and educator to counsel small businesses on problems dealing with marketing/sales, management, finance/accounting, and other relevant tactical/strategic issues.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2040 or ENTR3060.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR3015 Small Business Management

This course compares small, medium and large business organizations to ascertain the different approaches to resource acquisition, both capital and human; internal and external communication; structural design and efficacy; community involvement; research and development of products and services; governance; and strategic planning and initiatives. The course provides participants with the opportunity to see first-hand the workings of a small, medium and large business. Guest speakers are invited to explain and discuss their experiences working and leading these organizations.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2001, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR3030 Marketing for Entrepreneurs

This course prepares students to effectively conduct market research and engage in marketing for small businesses and start-ups. Focus is on providing students with tools to evaluate business opportunities and make better decisions based on appropriate research methods. Topics include the importance of positioning and verbal branding as a necessary skill for entrepreneurs as they begin their ventures and discuss their new ideas with others.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2030 or ENTR3015. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR3040 Internet Entrepreneurship

This multidisciplinary course presents students from the School of Engineering & Design and the School of Business with the opportunity to work in focused, collaborative teams on a real-world technology/business problem. Students perform market research, create business plans and prototype innovative technical solutions.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2030 or ENTR3015, permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR3050 Forming & Launching New Ventures

This course allows students the opportunity to study the business, legal and tactical issues surrounding the formation and launch of new business ventures. Topics include identifying and protecting intellectual property, selecting and forming business entities, recruiting and motivating teams, exploring and complying with the regulatory environment, and spotting and mitigating risks. This course can be used to help bring life to a business plan developed in the Pitching & Planning New Ventures course.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2030. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR3060 Financing New Ventures

This course covers the business, legal and tactical issues surrounding the financing of new business ventures. Topics include determining how much capital new ventures need, identifying potential sources of that capital and evaluating different financing structures. In addition to studying the economics behind early-stage financings, students engage in mock negotiations and consider early-stage investments being made in the real world.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2030. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR4050 Food & Beverage Ventures Capstone

This course allows students to apply the knowledge gained in their previous coursework while covering case studies that focus on food- and beverage-related ventures and issues, and engaging in entrepreneurship simulations. Students also consider major problems and opportunities in the food- and beverage-related industries as well as how entrepreneurs might solve those problems and capitalize on those opportunities.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2040 or ENTR3050 or ENTR3060. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR4055 Entrepreneurship Seminar

This is the Entrepreneurship capstone course that requires students to synthesize knowledge gained from previous coursework to create a viable business plan. Students integrate financing, marketing, operations, business strategy and other key areas to produce a business plan that can be presented to various audiences.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR3015, HOSP4060 or MGMT4020. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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; identification; equine behavior; and psychology of the horse. Laboratory skills acquisition in horse management techniques include safe handling, restraint, lunging and horse maintenance procedures.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN1010 Equine Physiology and Sports Therapy

This course investigates the scientific aspects of the horse with particular attention to the function of body systems. Topics include the respiratory, circulatory, muscular, endocrine, reproductive and urinary systems. The scientific conditioning of the horse for sports activities is studied with emphasis on the prevention of stress and the utilization of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of injuries.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN1020 Equine Anatomy and Lameness

This course studies the conformation, anatomy and movement of the horse with emphasis on the skeletal system. Analysis of common unsoundness caused by trauma, overloading, degeneration, mechanical dysfunction, nerve dysfunction and metabolic imbalance are discussed with systematic methodology. This methodology includes discussion of pathophysiology, common symptoms, diagnostic techniques, treatment options and preventative practices.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN1080 Equine Management Lab I

This course develops skills in barn management including barn safety, basic horse handling and care, feeding practices, grooming, stall maintenance and waste management, taking vital signs, and restraint of horses. Managerial skills in organizing and developing horse care schedules and records are discussed and implemented. Students work at the Center for Equine Studies during this course.
Offered at Providence
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN1100 Fundamentals Of Collegiate Riding I

This course introduces and refines the correct balance seat position and correct use of the aids. Emphasis is on strengthening the position and security of the rider and introducing the application of basic riding theory. Riding etiquette and safety are practiced. Students continue to improve control and develop style both on the flat and may do the same over fences. Students work to refine and improve ground, grooming and tacking skills. Students develop their riding technique through the introduction and application of the German Training Scale. The importance of fitness and warming up correctly is incorporated in this course. Students work to master skills on a variety of horses. This is the initial riding course for freshmen students. Student proficiency determines next course placement.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN1110 Fundamentals of Collegiate Riding II

This course is a continuation in refining the correct balance seat position and use of the aids while learning to master skills on a variety of horses. Emphasis is on improving strength and security of the rider’s position and control of the horse through the application of basic riding theory. Riding etiquette and safety are practiced. Students continue to improve control and develop style on the flat and, where applicable, over fences. Students continue to refine and improve ground, grooming and tacking skills. Students work on progressing development of their riding technique through the application of the German Training Scale. The importance of fitness and warming up correctly is extended in this course. Student proficiency determines next course placement.
Prerequisite(s): EQN1100.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN1150 Introduction to Dressage

This course introduces the rider to the sport of dressage, dressage terminology and theory. The rider works to show the understanding of riding the horse forward with a steady tempo into an elastic contact with independent, steady hands and a correctly balanced seat in all gaits. Lunge lessons and basic ring figures with correct geometry are used. Riding etiquette and safety as well as horse care and fitness are discussed. Students ride United States Dressage Federation (USDF) introductory-level tests to improve their accuracy and skills. Individualized goals and progress are developed and discussed with each student. Student proficiency is determined by United States Equestrian Federation or United States Dressage Federation test to determine next course placement. Students may repeat this course for credit once.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN1210 Intermediate Combined Training I

This course is designed to improve the rider's skills through work in all gaits and over fences. Students focus on basic ring figures with correct geometry. Dressage tests at the introductory-level are used to improve the rider's skills and accuracy. Basic gridwork and jumping small courses of 2'0" are utilized to improve the rider's skills. Students focus on warming up the horse correctly and developing the skills to improve the training of the rider and horse. Students continue to improve control and develop style both on the flat and over fences. Work without stirrups helps riders gain confidence and improved balance. Student proficiency is measured by a United States Equestrian Federation or a United States Dressage Federation test to determine next course placement. Students may repeat this course for credit once.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN1220 Intermediate Combined Training II

This course is designed to focus on training level movements, test riding and improving skills over 2'3" courses. The rider's skills improve through work in all gaits and over fences. Students focus on warming up the horse correctly and developing the skills to improve the training of the rider and horse. Students focus on progressive development of the horse and rider. Students continue to improve control and develop style both on the flat and over fences. The strength and suppleness of the rider are analyzed and addressed. Work without stirrups helps riders gain confidence and improved balance. Students work to master skills on a variety of horses on the flat and over fences. Students may repeat this course for credit. Student proficiency is measured by a United States Equestrian Federation or United States Dressage Federation test to determine next course placement. Students may repeat this course for credit once.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN1310 Fundamentals of Hunter Seat Equitation

This course introduces the rider to the fundamental concepts of riding in the hunter/equitation disciplines. Students begin to develop the correct hunt seat position and basic equitation skills according to the United Equestrian Federation rule book. Focus is on leg position, leg aids, hand position and developing a stable two-point and three-point position. Students work in walk, trot and canter with and without stirrups on the flat and over small courses 2'-2'3" on a variety of horses. Students may repeat this course for credit once.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN2000 Equine Diseases

The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the common ailments of the horse. Through knowledge of disease-producing organisms, signs of illness and vaccines, the student is prepared to recognize and prevent health problems. Also covered are common pharmaceuticals, emergency health care and parasitology.
Prerequisite(s): EQN1010.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN2010 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, EQN1010.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN2074 Equine Facilities and Management Laboratory

This course covers a wide range of topics important to developing and managing an equine facility and horse herd. Farm facility design is analyzed and developed for efficient layout. Students participate in laboratory sections emphasizing horse care and management techniques, including bandaging, first aid, fecal examination, trailering, and preparing and presenting a sport horse.
Prerequisite(s): EQN1080, EQN2000, sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN2100 Training Level Dressage

This course is designed to confirm that the rider and horses are supple and that the rider can ride the horse freely forward in a clear and steady rhythm, accepting contact with the bit. Instruction includes refinement of the dressage seat, basic gaits and paces within the gaits. Transitions, 20-meter circles, and three- and four-loop serpentines are refined and improved. Simple changes through the trot, turn on the forehands and leg yields are introduced. The training scale is discussed and emphasis is on the logical sequencing of schooling exercises in a training program. Students work on developing an independent seat and effective aids. Students ride training level tests to improve their accuracy and skills. Student proficiency is measured by a United States Equestrian Federation or a United States Dressage Federation test, to determine next course placement. Students may repeat this course for credit once.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN2110 First Level Dressage

This course is designed to confirm that the rider can achieve a greater degree of throughness and a more consistent contact with the bit. The refinement of the dressage seat, effective aids and harmony with horse is emphasized. Leg yields and 10- and 15-meter circles are refined. Trot and canter lengthenings are practiced and development of thrust and impulsion to achieve improved balance is refined. Emphasis is on the logical sequencing of movements in a training program and how it relates to the training scale. Cavaletti are used to improve rider and horse's development. Students ride first level tests to improve their accuracy and skills. Student proficiency is measured by a United States Equestrian Federation or United States Dressage Federation test to determine next course placement. Students may repeat this course for credit once.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN2120 Second Level Dressage

This course is designed to confirm that the rider can execute lateral movements, including shoulder-in, travers and renvers. Medium paces are introduced and refined. Counter canter and the beginning of collection work are introduced, and rein-back and simple changes through walk are refined. The horse should be ridden reliably on the bit and the rider should have independent aids. Advanced riding theory is discussed through textbooks and application of theory while riding. Students analyze and evaluate their horse's progression and develop a training plan. Students ride second level tests to improve their skills and accuracy. Student proficiency is measured by a United States Equestrian Federation or United States Dressage Federation test to determine next course placement. Students may repeat this course for credit.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN2130 Third Level Dressage

This course introduces half pass and flying changes with a continuation of medium paces and extensions that are enhanced with increased engagement. Transitions within the gaits and the paces are refined. The rider should be able to ride the horse reliably on the bit and show a greater degree of straightness, bending, suppleness, thoroughness, balance and self-carriage. The rider continues to work on refining aids and seat to be fluent with the horse and become invisible with aids. The double bridle is introduced and students learn how to correctly use and ride with the double bridle. Students analyze and evaluate their horse's progression and develop a training plan. Students ride third level tests to improve their skills. Student proficiency is measured by a United States Equestrian Federation or United States Dressage Federation test to determine next course placement. Students may repeat this course for credit once.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN2210 Advanced Combined Training I

This course focuses on first level movements, test riding and improving skills over 2'6" courses and gridwork. The rider's skills improve through work in all gaits and over fences. At this level, emphasis shifts to influencing the horse and training concepts. Students design a training program for the rider and horse in this course. Strength and suppleness of the rider are analyzed and addressed. Work without stirrups helps riders gain confidence and improve balance. Students work to master skills on a variety of horses on the flat and over fences. Student proficiency is measured by a United States Equestrian Federation or United States Dressage Federation test to determine next course placement. Students may repeat this course for credit once.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN2220 Advanced Combined Training II

This course is for advanced students to strengthen their skills in dressage by working on first and second level movements. Students jump courses 2'6"-3'0" designed to focus on building confidence, skills and effectiveness. Instruction focuses on exercises requiring varying degrees of the application of aids and the coordinated timing of the aids, helping the rider develop a feel for training. Horse and rider strength and athleticism are increased by progressive training, cavaletti and jumping exercises. Training concepts are explored and the international influence is analyzed. Students work to master skills on a variety of horses on the flat and over fences. Student proficiency is measured by a United States Equestrian Federation or United States Dressage Federation test to determine next course placement. Students may repeat this course for credit once.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN2320 Hunter Seat Equitation Novice

This course continues to refine the techniques learned in EQN1310 Fundamentals of Hunter Seat Equitation. Students are introduced to the use of their seat aids in coordination with the leg and hand aids. Fundamental lateral movements are introduced to develop students' coordination of their aids. Emphasis is on the regulation of the horse's pace and balance on the flat and over fences. Students learn to negotiate and analyze more complex equitation courses 2'3"-2'6" and simple gymnastic lines. Jumping without stirrups is introduced. Students develop skills to demonstrate United States Equestrian Federation tests 1–8. Students may repeat this course for credit once.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN3000 Foundations of Riding Theory

This course studies the history and development of riding and classical modern riding theories. The early domestication and utilization of the horse is studied along with the development of riding theory from Xenophon through Caprilli. Modern classical riding theory is studied including the paces, dressage movements and the applications of the aids. Competition regulations for dressage and eventing are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN3001 Methods of Riding Instruction I

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 at the Center for Equine Studies. 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): (EQN1210 or EQN2100 or EQN2320), EQN3000, successfully complete Massachusetts Riding Instructor License Exam.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN3002 Methods of Riding Instruction II

This course is a continuation of EQN3001 Methods of Riding Instruction I with concentration on more advanced topics in the art of teaching. Students participate in intermediate and advanced lesson planning and practice teaching. Various teaching methodologies are discussed and the student develops skills in motion mediation of the rider. Training techniques for challenging situations are explored and implemented. This course also prepares students for the American Riding Instructor's Certification Program (ARICP) testing.
Prerequisite(s): EQN3001.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN3030 Horse Show Management

This course covers the management of horse shows from selection of the site and type of show to implementation of the general rules as outlined in the United States Equestrian Federation Rule Book. Students develop a management plan for a competition from a division in the USEF rule book. Students also actively participate in running a show including facility preparation, development of a prize list, scheduling, scoring and running a dressage and jumping competition. This course covers the management of horse shows with students planning and running a show. Topics include facility preparation, public services, show personnel, promotion, development of a prize list, scheduling and final reporting of results.
Prerequisite(s): EQN1020, junior status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 are 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 the analysis of jumping technique. Ethical business practices of horse sales are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): EQN1020, EQN2000.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN3070 Horse Training

This course addresses the theory and methodology of training horses for the sport horse industry. Students participate in video reviews and discussions of classical and alternate training theories. Practical use of training techniques is addressed. This course is offered during the summer term only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chair.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN3080 Movement Training for Rider

This course introduces theories on balance in motion for the rider utilizing Eckart Meyner's model and other exercise modalities. Focus is on the rider warm-up and specific exercises to unblock the rider. Types of stretching and flexibility are discussed along with selected topics in exercise physiology.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN3140 Fourth Level and FEI Dressage

This course is for the advanced dressage rider who has had extensive experience in dressage training and competition. Students perform movements with greater engagement, straightness, energy and cadence. The horse remains reliably on the bit, showing a clear uphill balance and lightness as a result of improved engagement and collection. Lateral movements, half pass, turn on the haunches, flying changes, tempi changes, rein backs and schooling pirouettes are ridden and refined. The correct dressage seat and lightness of aids is emphasized. The importance of impulsion and straightness to prepare the horse for collection is emphasized during training sessions. The snaffle and double bridle are used. Student proficiency is measured by a United States Equestrian Federation or a United States Dressage Federation test to determine next course placement. Students may repeat this course for credit once.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN3330 Hunter Seat Equitation Intermediate

This course continues to develop skills required to negotiate more technical equitation courses and gymnastic lines 2'6"-2'9". United States Equestrian Federation Equitation tests 1–19 are utilized to develop skills. The use of the automatic release is introduced. Emphasis is on the importance of flat work in developing better jumping. Advanced lateral work is introduced. Work is performed with and without stirrups. Students develop skills to perform United States Equestrian Federation tests 9–19. Students may repeat this course for credit once.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN3400 Foundations of Training

This course integrates knowledge from from foundational equine courses, including equine anatomy, physiology, lameness, selection, conformation, handling technique and riding theory, to clarify training and development of the equine. An understanding of the equine mind, physiology and locomotion is emphasized to develop proper handling and training methods. Training theories, methods and equipment commonly used in the equine industry are explored and evaluated for consistency with standards for safety, equine health, soundness and effectiveness. Principles of ground work, developing the young or untrained horse, retraining the problem horse, and discipline similarities and differences are presented. Course content brings awareness to effectiveness and ethics associated with different training methods.
Prerequisite(s): EQN2074.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN4050 Horse Farm Management

This course emphasizes the business aspects of managing a horse farm and includes such topics as personnel, contracts, taxes, insurance, promotion and record keeping. Horse equipment and services are discussed as they relate to management efficiency and environmental sustainability. Students also participate in an extensive individual project on the development of an equine business plan.
Prerequisite(s): EQN2010, EQN2074, FIT1040.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN4087 Equine International Experience

This group of courses 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, auctions and breeding farms. Students should be riding at first-level dressage prior to application to this program.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN4088 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 Munster, Germany. Students studying in Munster 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, auctions, and breeding farms. Students must be riding at first-level dressage prior to application to this program and be in good academic standing.
Offered at Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

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, 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
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN4145 Special Topics in Equine Studies I

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.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chair.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN4215 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 Techinques, 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 will be required.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chair.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN4315 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 Techinques, 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 will be required.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chair.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

EQN4340 Hunter Seat Equitation Open

In this course, students refine the skills required to negotiate advanced equitation courses 2'9"-3'. Students develop fundamental training programs to help school green or re-school older horses for use in the equitation division. Advanced lateral work is utilized to improve the horse's balance and readability. Students may repeat this course for credit once.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Offered at Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1010 Beginner-Level Oral Communication

This course provides students with the opportunity to build aural/oral confidence at the beginner to advanced-beginner level. Students use text and audio materials to develop vocabulary and speech patterns and to practice basic dialogs. Discrete listening is reinforced through dictation exercise.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1011 Beginner-Level Grammar

This course introduces and/or reviews present, past and future forms of verbs, including the verb "be". Other grammatical components including nouns and pronouns, time expressions and sentence structure are also examined.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1012 Beginner-Level Reading

This course teaches students to improve their reading skills by deriving meaning from context. It also develops students' skimming and scanning skills and increases vocabulary and comprehension.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1013 Beginner-Level Writing

This course provides students with the skills necessary to compose, revise and edit paragraphs using a process-writing approach. Emphasis is placed on narration and description, as well as on sentence construction, syntax and punctuation. Students are introduced to critiquing paragraphs using model rubrics. Constructive feedback through teacher conferencing is provided throughout the course.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1020 Intermediate-Level Oral Communication

In ESL 1020, students develop language, vocabulary, and listening and note-taking skills. They create presentations with a focus on topic choice and idea development. Through classroom discussions, they also begin to apply critical thinking skills to formulate and express their own opinions and to explore their own and other points of view on a variety of relevant topics.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1010 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1021 Intermediate-Level Grammar

This course introduces and/or reviews verb tenses and other grammatical components. Through pair work, group work, and exercise completion, 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 ESL1011 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1022 Intermediate-Level Reading

This course allows students to practice intermediate reading skills so they are able to read more accurately and rapidly. The class also leads students to read from a critical perspective. In addition, students focus on understanding new vocabulary in context and on vocabulary building. The basic elements of fiction are introduced.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1012 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1023 Intermediate-Level Writing

This course provides students with the skills necessary to compose, revise and edit paragraphs and one essay using a process-writing approach. Emphasis is placed on narrative, descriptive, comparison and contrast, and/or cause and effect rhetorical strategies. Constructive feedback through peer and teacher conferencing is provided throughout the course.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1013 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1030 Advanced-Level Oral Communications

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 are critically integrated into discussions.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1020 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1031 Advanced-Level Grammar

This course develops students’ grammar skills through contextualized exercises. The content emphasis is on developing grammatical structures used in students’ academic studies.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1021 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1032 Advanced-Level Reading

This course prepares students for college-level reading. Using a variety of readings, students practice before-, during- and post-reading comprehension skills and gain advanced critical understanding of fiction and nonfiction texts.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1022 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1033 Advanced-Level Writing

This course provides students with the skills necessary to compose, revise and edit essays using a process-writing approach. Emphasis is placed on various academic rhetorical strategies, including narrative, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, argumentative, and/or problem and solution. Research techniques and MLA documentation are introduced. Constructive feedback through peer and teacher conferencing is provided throughout the course.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1023 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 North Miami, 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 North Miami, 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 North Miami, 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 North Miami, 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 North Miami, 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 North Miami, 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 North Miami, 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 North Miami, 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 North Miami, 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 North Miami, 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 North Miami, 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 North Miami, Providence
6 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, concept questions and problem solving. Students are exposed to 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. The use of spreadsheets in applications such as Excel is an emphasis in this course.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210, FIT1040. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FISV2012 Introduction to Financial Institutions

This course serves as an introduction to financial services, financial markets and financial institutions. The banking, brokerage, insurance and investment industries are described and analyzed. In addition, the economic environment of financial institutions is addressed with focus on the regulatory framework and the tax environment.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210 or (ACCT1007 or ACCT2002 or ACCT1202 or ACCT1002 or ACCT10021 or ACCT1022 or ACCT10021).
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 or FISV2010.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 or (ACCT1007 or ACCT2002 or ACCT1202 or ACCT1002 or ACCT10021 or ACCT1022 or ACCT10021). (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 or (ACCT1007 or ACCT2002 or ACCT1202 or ACCT1002 or ACCT10021 or ACCT1022 or ACCT10021).
Offered at Charlotte, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ACCT1210 or (ACCT1007 or ACCT2002 or ACCT1202 or ACCT1002 or ACCT10021 or ACCT1022 or ACCT10021).
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FISV3040 Money and Capital Markets

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with knowledge of a broad range of subjects related to the nature and functions of money and credit. 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 and the effects of these changes on the flow of funds and monetary policy implementation by the Federal Reserve System 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.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ACCT2022 or (ACCT3023 and ACCT1007), (FISV2000 or FISV2010).
Offered at Charlotte, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FISV3199 Experiential Education Projects in Financial Modeling and Valuation

This course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to be successful in today’s fast paced and highly regulated financial environment. The key benefit for students taking this course is the experiential education they receive by developing (from scratch) a comprehensive 3-statement Financial & Valuation Model using various supporting schedules, real time company and employing the same tools and methodologies they would on the job to a variety of analyses commonly performed by investment bank and financial analysts. Students complete 8 hours of advanced Excel training, followed by a 2-day seminar conducted by an industry recognized leader (Wall Street Prep) in Financial Modeling and Valuation. Students develop leadership and collaborative abilities and refine critical thinking, problem-solving and active citizenship skills. The course culminates in a formal presentation to the Finance & Investment Academy. This course uses experiential learning as a primary method of achieving the course objectives.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1007 or ACCT1220, (ACCT2023, ACCT3040) or (FISV3001, FISV3040), 90 credit hours of completed coursework. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): FISV2012 or FISV3005 or FISV3040.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 or (ACCT1007 or ACCT2002 or ACCT1202 or ACCT1002 or ACCT10021 or ACCT1022 or ACCT10021).
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ACCT2022 or ACCT3031 or (ACCT3023 and ACCT1007), (FISV2000 or FISV2010).
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 or FISV2010. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ACCT2022 or (ACCT3023 and ACCT1007), FISV2012, FISV3001, FISV4025, senior status.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FISV5000 Corporate Financial Accounting

This course is designed for graduate students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business. It provides instruction in financial and managerial accounting principles; business entities; the accounting equation; preparation of financial statements using the adjusted trial balance; horizontal, vertical and common-sized financial statements analysis; financial ratios analysis; cash budgeting; the examination of cost behavior; and break-even analysis. The primary objective of this course is to prepare the graduate student for advanced coverage of topics in the financial management course. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV5526 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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): FISV5000. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV6020 Tax Planning for the Financial Manager

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. The student explores 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 on effective planning in the overall financial scheme.
Prerequisite(s): FISV5600. (HY)
Offered at 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): FISV5526. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV6060 Managing Capital Markets

This course offers students a practical approach to understanding the best way to finance a firm for the needs outlined by management. Students learn how to manage a banking relationship and research various methods to finance a company's strategic plan. Discussions center on companies that expand and those that downsize their businesses.
Prerequisite(s): FISV5600. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV6440 Alternative Investments

This course reviews several types of alternative investments including hedge funds, private equity, real estate, managed futures, commodities and structured products. Topics include risk management, valuation methodologies, portfolio management and professional standards and ethics in the alternative investments industry. This course is appropriate for students interested in becoming a portfolio manager or investment analyst.
Prerequisite(s): FISV6056. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV6480 Capstone for Certified Financial Planners

This is the capstone course for the financial planning track, integrating the material learned in prior financial planning courses. This course is primarily structured as a casework course. Weekly cases are designed to closely reflect the types of client situations students may encounter as financial planners and when sitting for their CFP® certification examination. Each case will contain financial planning, insurance, investment, tax, retirement, employee benefit and estate planning issues, reflecting the complexities of real life clients.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT6410, FISV5410, FISV5420, FISV5430, FISV5526, FISV5600, FISV6056. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Online, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

FISV7005 Contemporary Issues in Finance and Accounting

This course covers the fundamental principles and core tools used in corporate finance relevant to strategic decision-making. Topics include the analysis of a firm’s performance, cash flow valuation, the assessment of capital investment opportunities, the cost of capital and capital structure, managing firm growth, risk assessment, and short-term financial planning and management. The theoretical and conceptual underpinning of each topic and its use in applied work is discussed. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

FIT1000 Information Technology for Business Professionals

This course provides basic understanding of computer software, policies and procedures necessary for business professionals. Students gain practical knowledge of operations and terminology as well as hands-on use of personal information management systems, word processing, and digital presentations. Students are also introduced to using databases as a decision-making tool. Computer-based assessment software may be used as both a learning and skills measurement tool. (HY)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FIT1050 Digital Technology for the Creative Industries

This course focuses on the core concepts and software technologies at the heart any creative industries profession. Students gain hands-on experience in digital citizenship, basic technical literacy, the fundamentals of relevant software applications and online resources. Project-based solutions often in the context of workplace scenarios drive student learning.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FIT2030 Access Database Design for Business Solutions

Students gain a working knowledge of database concepts and design and apply skills to problem-solving cases. Computer-based assessment software may be used as both a learning and skills measurement tool.
Offered at North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FIT2040 Emerging Technologies in the Workplace

This course introduces students to how social media has evolved and how it can be used as an effective tool to enhance and develop business marketing and sales. Social media has established itself as the pre-eminent focal point for social interaction using web-based technologies, with people generating their own content, social commentary and opinions reaching a wide audience through friends, recommendations and same interest groups. Businesses from small to large are using social media to engage with their customers on an entirely new level, helping promote their products and services and keep in touch with them on a personal level. Social media is displacing the established leaders as major traffic drivers for new business.
Offered at North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FIT2050 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. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FREN1001 Conversational French I

This course is an introduction to the French language, with emphasis on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar construction and oral communication. Students who have previously studied this language are required to take the foreign language placement exam.
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FREN1002 Conversational French II

This lower, intermediate-level course is designed to further develop conversational ability by expanding both the vocabulary and exposure to French-speaking cultures. This course concentrates greatly on advanced verb forms and idiomatic expressions.
Prerequisite(s): FREN1001 or language placement.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FREN2001 Conversational French III

This advanced intermediate course is designed to perfect the usage of advanced grammar through extensive conversational drill, directed reading, composition and laboratory practice.
Prerequisite(s): FREN1002 or language placement.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FREN2020 French Language Immersion

This course, delivered overseas by international post-secondary 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, Denver, North Miami, Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

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): FSM1065 or approved sanitation certificate, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSC3040 Food Ingredients & Formulations

Application of food science principles to ingredient substitutions in food products. Exploration of 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. Laboratory procedures for standard formulations and instrumental evaluation, with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking.
Prerequisite(s): FSC3020, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): SCI2120, Corequisite: FSC3065, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): SCI2120, Corequisite: FSC3060, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

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
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSM1001 Introduction to the Food Service Field

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSM1065 Food Safety and Sanitation Management

Students explore the fundamentals of food safety and environmental sanitation. Students will 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. (HY)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSM2005 Technology in the Food and Beverage Industry

This course prepares students for the current trends in food service technologies. Emphasis is placed on emerging technologies used in the industry from both a managerial and strategic perspective.
Prerequisite(s): FIT1003 or FIT1040 (or concurrent). (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSM2025 Food and Beverage Cost Control

Food and Beverage Cost Control is an introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the control problems of the food and beverage industry. Emphasis is placed on profit planning through menu planning, the control cycle and forecasting.
Prerequisite(s): MATH0010 (or concurrent) or math placement, sophomore status. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSM2065 Food and Beverage in the Hospitality Industry

This course introduces students to the significance of food and beverage as it relates to the hospitality industry. Students build a fundamental knowledge to effectively communicate with travel/tourism/hospitality planners and food service staff. Emphasis is on linking food, wine and tourism, and the impact related to destination development internationally. This course also examines international service styles, cultural etiquette, food terminology, and basic food and wine pairings. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210 or ACCT2004 (or concurrent).
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): FSM1065. (OL)
Offered at Online
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSM2180 Hotel Food and Beverage Operations Control

This course introduces students to the roles and standard operating procedures used for food and beverage operations in lodging settings. Emphasis is placed on food preparation techniques, basic purchasing procedures, kitchen and dining equipment, product identification and guest service styles and standards used in various lodging operations. Additionally methods used by hotel managers to increase food and beverage operational profits through maximizing revenues and controlling costs are explored. Students utilize spreadsheet applications in developing and analyzing operational income statements.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSM3001 Food Service Management Systems and Human Resource Applications

This course prepares students to apply sound human resource management principles to situations encountered within the hospitality industry. Students examine the complex and integrated nature of the hospitality industry and how various segments, such as lodging and tourism, impact the operation of food service establishments.
Prerequisite(s): BPA2626 or CUL2626 or CUL2386 or FSM1001. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSM3012 Advanced Menu Analysis

This course focuses on researching current market trends and discovering their impact on commercial food service operations. Students analyze the effectiveness of current menu designs to specific operational data. Students also apply basic menu design techniques to enhance classroom assignments.
Prerequisite(s): FSM2080 or FSM3001 or SEE3008. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSM3022 Baking Science

This upper-level laboratory course focuses on the functionality of ingredients in baking and pastry applications. Students learn about ingredients and their interactions through lecture, exercises, and hands-on execution of controlled experiments. Emphasis is placed on the chemical and physical structure of ingredients and how this affects their function in foods. This course is conducted in a non-production laboratory and includes the assessment of food quality.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSM3030 Facilities Design and Analysis

This intermediate course introduces students to the fundamentals of facilities planning for the commercial, institutional and industrial food service industry. Students are introduced to the need for proper planning, layout and design of production and service areas. Students become familiar with computer systems designed in restaurant planning. The major portion of the course is student involvement in individual projects on kitchen layout.
Prerequisite(s): FSM1001 or HOSP1001 or SEE1001 or Associate degree in Culinary Arts or Baking & Pastry Arts.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 it applies 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.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ACCT1210. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): FSM3001 or HOSP2011, junior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSM3080 Food & Beverage Marketing and Distribution

This course introduces students to the many facets of food marketing in commercial applications. Students will explore the various segments of the food and beverage marketing industry, including marketing for food and beverage manufacturing and distribution companies. Special emphasis will be placed on the integration of food service and marketing competencies.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSM3175 Advanced Food Safety, HACCP and Special Processes

This course provides students with advanced training in food safety concepts and special processes, while they simultaneously develop 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): FSM1065, CUL2215, CUL2245, CUL2255, CUL2265.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 influences 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): FSM2045, completion of all sophomore culinary labs.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSM4040 On-Site Foodservice

This upper-level course emphasizes the contract or noncommercial segment of the food service industry. The traditional contract fields of business/industry, university/school, healthcare, recreation areas and catering are explored in depth. Contracts for these food service areas are evaluated from the client, contractor, guest and unit manager's perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): FSM2080 or FSM3001 or SEE3008. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FSM4060 Hospitality Operations Management

This upper-level capstone course combines a working knowledge of food production techniques and management skills necessary to operate a food service facility. Students further enhance these skills in a small-quantity food service setting in which they have full control over the food service operation.
Prerequisite(s): FSM1065 or approved sanitation certificate (or concurrent), FSM2080, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
9 Quarter Credit Hours

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): FSM1065 or approved sanitation certificate (or concurrent), FSM2080 or FSM3099 or FSM3001, senior status. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): CUL1365 or FSM2055 or MRKT1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): FISV2000, FSM3075 or MRKT1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Online
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): CUL4045 or FSM4070. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES1000 Foundation Drawing and Digital Tools

As a prerequisite to all design thinking, drawing skills offer an effective means of prototyping visual solutions before committing them to software. Students practice the essential visual elements of design including shape, line, value and perspective. Based on graphics industry models, students actively experience compositional and thematic principles as a means of developing flexible approaches to design strategy. Students create initial sketches on paper then learn techniques to digitize files into common software applications. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES1020 Design Perspectives

This course provides students with an overview of design industries, historical art movements and styles, current design trends and industry professionals to know, as well as critical brainstorming and thinking techniques. Students participate in a number of project-oriented experiences to explore, learn and develop basic skills and practices to be successful in the program and industry. Through experience-based projects in a collaborative learning space, students are exposed to all the critical components of success in a university-level design program. Work includes art analysis, public speaking experience, creative research, hands-on problem solving and team building exercises. Students are coached and encouraged to provide solutions for design problems ranging from 2D to 3D. This course prepares students for success in a challenging Graphic Design curriculum, university academics and industry career paths.
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES1030 Principles of Composition & Design

This is a foundation course wherein students investigate the fundamental creative design principles and theories that underlie creative industry work, focusing on various forms of print. This course is project-based with assignments introducing branding, Web layouts, packaging templates, integration of programs and hand-done elements. Students are introduced to image editing software as it pertains to editing, with illustration software being the main focus. This course provides a foundation to any higher-level course in the degree program.
Prerequisite(s): DME1020 or GDES1020 or MCST1030 or any FIT course.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES1040 Screen Design & Coding I

This course introduces students to client-side coding languages (HTML and CSS) to develop design solutions for multiple digital formats including web browsers, tablets and mobile devices. Students combine research, contemporary visual approaches, compositional design principles, grid-based layouts and responsive coding practices in developing a series of project-based websites. 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.
Prerequisite(s): DME1050 or GDES1050 or CSIS1000 or SMW1001. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES1050 Imaging for Digital Media

This course presents an in-depth investigation into the acquisition, creation, manipulation and distribution of raster-based images. Students learn techniques in digital photography and scanning and best practices in preparing images for distribution in print and digital media formats. Emphasis is placed on creative projects investigating photomontage/layering techniques and the development of essential frameworks for designing prototypes for websites, mobile applications and motion graphics.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC2001 or DME1000 or GDES1000 or MCST1030.
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES1060 User Experience and Content Design I

This course introduces students to techniques to conceive and plan user-centered projects for multiple digital formats including web browsers, tablets and smartphones. User interface, user experience and content strategy are introduced.
Prerequisite(s): DME1040 or GDES1040. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES2000 Typography

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. Letterforms, type style, shape and size communicate subtle messages and convey important information, and successful design solutions always benefit from thoughtful and creative use of type, whether on a printed page or in digital space. Emphasis is placed on developing a current, practical typographic knowledge based on current industry standards. Typographic designs in graphic communications are explored through project-based work.
Prerequisite(s): DME1030 or DME1050 or GDES1030 or GDES1050.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): COMM1030 or DME1030 or GDES1030 or MCST1030.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES2030 Editorial and Publication Design I

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): DME1030 or GDES1030.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES2040 Portfolio Assessment

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 as well as enhance their portfolios with additional advanced design projects. Students begin to identify and present themselves as independent designers through the development of focused identity that carries through to all of their presentational materials. In the final week of the course, students present and defend their work to a select group of faculty and visiting professionals. 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): DME2030 or GDES2030, sophomore status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. A professional portfolio website is a vital communications tool for graphic designers. It provides a window into to their work, their process and their personal brand. It is no easy task to build by hand, however. There are many advantages to using a CMS to create a polished and maintainable portfolio website. Coursework includes the creation of several project-based applications, including a portfolio website.
Prerequisite(s): DME1060 or GDES1060, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES3010 Design Solutions 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 dozens of nonprofit client organizations. This course is the direct, practical application of skills learned in prior academic courses and prepares students for future career success.
Prerequisite(s): DME2040 or GDES2040, junior status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES3020 Design Solutions Team II

This course expands on the real world client projects begun in Design Solutions Team I. With faculty supervision, students complete previously initiated projects and/or engage in new team-based design projects involving print and screen media. The resulting work supports the day-to-day operations of dozens of nonprofit client organizations. This course is the direct, practical application of skills learned in prior academic courses and prepares students for future career success.
Prerequisite(s): DME3010 or GDES3010, junior status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES3050 Basics of Print Design

This course introduces the student to the fundamental principles of print design. Using current industry standard software, students learn the essential design concepts and work flow practice used in print design. In-class demonstrations and lectures involve the introduction of design theory and practical applications of print design peripherals. Students are required to produce various types of documents using course software. Assignments are completed in class, and projects are required outside of classwork.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): DME2020 or GDES2020, sophomore status.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): DME2030 or GDES2030.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES3210 Editorial and Publication Design II

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): DME2030, junior status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES3215 Screen Design and Coding II

In this course, students advance their knowledge of client side coding languages (HTML, CSS and Javascript) to develop design solutions for multiple digital formats including web browsers, tablets and smartphones. Students continue to apply solid compositional approaches while incorporating design approaches specific to the medium. Topics of focus include user experience, usability, responsive coding practices and performance optimization. Emphasis is placed on understanding and applying current practice in planning and design as well as securing an advanced vocabulary in the code required to present these solutions as planned.
Prerequisite(s): DME2050.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES3235 User Experience and Content Design II

This course examines approaches for designing successful user experiences and user interfaces through the creation of several project-based applications. 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): DME2050, junior status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): DME3210.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES3300 Digital Video I

Students participating in this course learn advanced digital production techniques and tools for full motion, sound and video editing. Students explore current and emerging media standards and applications. Topics include converging digital media, content creation and use of new media communication tools for internet enabled application. Students work independently and on project teams.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES3310 Digital 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): DME3300 or GDES3300, sophomore status.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES3345 Advanced Content Management Systems

This course takes a close look at how content management systems (CMS) work in an effort to explore their creative possibilities. Informed by a sound understanding of both user experience strategy and best practices for contemporary web development, students examine approaches for building sustainable, CMS-driven websites through the creation of several project-based applications.
Prerequisite(s): GDES3215 or GDES3235.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GDES4050 Senior Portfolio Assessment

This capstone course guides students through the assembly of a comprehensive digital and physical portfolio that demonstrates their increasingly sophisticated mastery of design. With faculty guidance, students gather, revise and organize their best works as well as enhance their portfolios with additional advanced design projects. Portfolios consist of a minimum of 10-12 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): DME2040 or GDES2040, DME3020 or GDES3020, senior status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GER1001 Conversational German I

This course is an introduction to the German language, with emphasis on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar construction and oral communication. Students who have previously studied this language are required to take the foreign language placement exam.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GER1002 Conversational German II

This course is for advanced beginners in German language, building upon the basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills covered in German I. Students' vocabulary is expanded to 2,000 commonly used vocabulary words used in conjunction with the present and perfect tenses, adjectives and adverbs. In addition to grammar, students are exposed to many aspects of life in present-day Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Prerequisite(s): GER1001 or language placement.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GER2001 Conversational German III

This advanced intermediate course in German language is designed to further develop conversational ability by expanding the vocabulary covered in German II. In addition to grammar, students will be exposed to the many aspects of life in present-day Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Prerequisite(s): GER1002 or language placement.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GER2020 German Language Immersion

This course, delivered overseas by international post-secondary 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, Denver, North Miami, Providence
9 Quarter Credit Hours

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
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GLS3200 Global Case Studies

This course is designed to introduce students to leading schools of thought in global studies scholarship and to the key ideas, topics, trends and events of this field. Students learn the many theoretical approaches by which to analyze and interpret global topics and learn to analyze problems and case studies through these different theoretical frameworks and approaches.
Prerequisite(s): GLS1001.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

GRAD6041 Graduate Special Topics

This course examines an area of study in the General MBA program. Focus is on a topic or a current problem or issue facing the business world.
Prerequisite(s): RSCH5700. (HY)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST2001 World History to 1500

This survey of people and their cultures focuses on the two major historical traditions (Western and East Asian) from pre-history to 1500. The varying political events, institutions, technologies and cultures of the East and West are highlighted.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HIST2002 World History Since 1500

Major developments in world history from the 16th century and on are considered, with an emphasis on the impact of ideas and influences from Asia and the New World upon European culture and society and the European impact upon Asia, Africa and the Americas. The various periods and kinds of revolution -- industrial, democratic, political, technological, military and cultural -- are surveyed.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HIST3150 Honors Seminar: History of American Popular Culture

Popular culture both influences and is influenced by economic trends, social movements, political discourse, and international relations. This Honors Seminar examines the history of American popular culture from the mid-19th century to the 1980s. The class focuses on the ways in which historical movements and events have both influenced and been influenced by various forms of popular culture. Special emphasis will be placed on the ways in which depictions of gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation in popular culture have changed over time. As befits an Honors Seminar, classes will focus on student-led analysis and in-depth discussion of primary sources. Students will be expected to complete extensive writing assignments including a final project based on original research using primary sources.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1027, honors status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HOSP1001 Orientation to the Hospitality Industry

This course is an introduction to the various segments within the hospitality industry (lodging, food service, travel and tourism, and sports, entertainment and event management). Students are prepared to apply sound management principles to the challenges encountered within the industry. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 FSM3001 or HOSP1001 or SEE1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HOSP1080 Technology in the Tourism/Hospitality Industry

This introductory course provides students with comprehensive knowledge of the various information systems in the hospitality industry. Students gain a basic understanding in the use of property management systems, global distribution systems, point of service systems, internet distribution systems, mobile apps, and any other current technology available to the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. In addition, students learn about future technological trends in the industry.
Prerequisite(s): TRVL1010 or TRVL1011 or TRVL2801. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 FSM3001 or HOSP1001 or MRKT1001 or SEE1001, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HOSP2050 International Tour and Hotel Operations

This course is taught only on a campus outside of the United States during a term abroad program. The 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 a variety of tours and professional site visits in order to gain first-hand knowledge of the international travel experience.
Prerequisite(s): Must be accepted in Study Abroad program.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
9-13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Online
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HOSP3060 Private Club Management

This upper-level course examines the private club industry and its specific challenges. Emphasis is placed upon the manager's role with the governing board, membership, staff and management of the clubhouse and recreation activities.
Prerequisite(s): FSM1001 or FSM3001 or HOSP1001 or SEE1001. (HY)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HOSP3065 Hospitality Security and Risk Management

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the various elements of risk management throughout the hospitality industry. It is intended to supply the student with a strong foundation in the elements necessary to provide a safe and secure venue and to reduce ownership liability.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HOSP3075 Hotel Strategic Marketing and Brand Management

This is an upper-level course focusing on hotel strategic planning, brand management and the use of integrated marketing communications to build relationships. Topics include strategic planning, consumer/organizational buying, market segmentation/targeting/positioning, brand strategies and digital marketing.
Prerequisite(s): HOSP1015, MRKT1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, HOSP1010 or HOSP1015. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HOSP3085 International Hotel Operations, Development and Management

This course focuses on the development and management of multinational hotel properties. Students will 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, multi-cultural staff; developing strategies to satisfy international guests; and working as an expatriate manager. Trends in the global hotel industry are also examined.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2001, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, multi-cultural staff; developing strategies to satisfy international guests; and working as an expatriate manager. Trends in the global hotel industry are also examined.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2001, junior status. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HOSP3140 Residential Hospitality Sales and Leasing

This course familiarizes students with the foundations of sales and leasing aspects of residential hospitality properties such as condominiums, apartments and long-term care facilities. The students gain an understanding of the constituents and market conditions. They demonstrate the ability to prepare for, sell and administrate property lease agreements.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1001, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Online
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): MGMT1001, MGMT2001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HOSP4011 Hospitality Management Consulting

This upper-level course is designed to give students insight into management consulting for enterprises in the hospitality industry. Using a variety of teaching methods, including the case study approach, simulated consulting assignments are introduced into the classroom to fine-tune the critical thinking and decision-making abilities of the student. The spectrum of management consulting providers, ranging from large international firms to sole practitioners, is reviewed.
Prerequisite(s): (ACCT3020 or ACCT3025 or FISV2000 or FISV2010 or FISV3001), (FSM3075 or HOSP3050 or HOSP3075 or MRKT3045 or TRVL4011 or (SEE3010 and SEE3160)).
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HOSP4012 Developing and Managing a Small Hospitality Lodging Property

This course is designed to familiarize students with the challenges and rewards of the entrepreneurial development and management of a small lodging property. Concepts for establishing the business, financial operations, daily operational procedures and marketing the business are covered.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210, FSM3075 or MRKT1001.
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HOSP4015 Advanced Hospitality Sales Seminar

This senior-level course is an in-depth study of the sales process. Emphasis is on developing the sale from initial prospecting and lead qualification through follow-up after the close. The course explores the communication, interpersonal and professional skills needed to be a hospitality sales executive through classroom lecture, role-play, guest speakers, webinars, networking opportunities, and real or simulated on-campus events.
Prerequisite(s): FSM3075 or HOSP3050 or HOSP3075 or MRKT3005 or MRKT3045 or MRKT3085 or TRVL4011 or (SEE3010, SEE3160), SEE2020 or HOSP2011.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 (or concurrent). (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HOSP4060 Hospitality Strategy Design and Execution Seminar

This senior-level capstone course is designed to give students insight into hospitality strategy. Using a variety of teaching methods including the case study approach, realism is introduced into the classroom, improving the critical thinking and decision-making abilities of students both individually and within the framework of a team.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT3020 or ACCT3025 or FISV2000 or FISV2010, FSM3075 or HOSP3050 or HOSP3075 or MRKT1001, senior status. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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. (OL)
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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, 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. (OL)
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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HOSP6526 Information Technology in Hospitality and Tourism

The objective of this course is to study the use of information technology in the hospitality and tourism industry. Students learn the information technology needs of domestic and international tourism businesses, as well as the use of the internet and other information technologies as tools that influence the hospitality industry. Emphasis is on internet website hosting for tourism managers, including a detailed examination of the current practices of online tourism marketing and tourism destination management systems. Students explore the issues pertaining to the operation and management in the industry by employing creative problem-solving solutions utilizing today's information technologies.
Prerequisite(s): RSCH5700. (HY) (OL)
Offered at North Miami, 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. (OL)
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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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.
Prerequisite(s): HRM5010, HRM5020. (HY) (OL)
Offered at North Miami, 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.
Prerequisite(s): HRM5010, HRM5020. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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 will 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.
Prerequisite(s): HRM5010, HRM5020. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HRM5060 Human Resources in a Global Environment

This course focuses on practicing human resource management within the global context. It asks students to look at the different approaches to global HR, specifically the question of local differentiation versus global standardization for multinational and global organizations. Additionally, this course introduces students to a comparative approach to human resource management, where differences in HR approaches across the globe are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): HRM5010, HRM5020. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HRM6010 Advanced Organizational Behavior

This course introduces students to research in psychology and its application to business management. Students cover different areas of psychology (social and personality) and study the potential impact this research has on managerial decisions. Students apply this study to decisions made within the human resource management systems.
Prerequisite(s): HRM5010, HRM5020, 6 additional credits completed in 5000 level HRM courses. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HRM6020 Human Resource Metrics and Statistical Research

This course introduces students to the measurement and assessment of human resource initiatives. It provides students with an understanding of how to develop appropriate metrics to measure the impact of human resource management initiatives. These metrics include both qualitative and quantitative means, with a focus on ensuring a demonstrable return on investment for the organization. Students also study how to support and advocate for changes to these systems based on quantitative and qualitative measures.
Prerequisite(s): HRM5010, HRM5020, 6 additional credits completed in 5000 level HRM courses. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HRM6030 Organizational Change Management

This course incorporates the literature concerning change management and its implementation. Students study the theory and research in change management. A part of this study is the understanding of change at both the organizational and individual levels. Students are also asked to apply this research as they develop human resource initiatives that support change initiatives.
Prerequisite(s): HRM5010, HRM5020, 6 additional credits completed in 5000 level HRM courses. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HRM6800 Human Resource Management Capstone

This capstone course for human resource management integrates the knowledge and skills acquired through the program to examine how a human resource professional can impact employee and organizational performance, as well as the strategic management process. Many of the major areas in the human resource management field are revisited. Theories and best practices are analyzed for dealing with the dynamic circumstances organizations are confronting in the 21st century, many of which are significantly influenced by factors such as increasing globalization, employee mobility and constantly evolving laws and technology. Students further incorporate their knowledge and skills by developing a comprehensive, strategic human resources plan for an organization.
Prerequisite(s): HRM5010, HRM5020, HRM5030, HRM5040, HRM5050, HRM5060, HRM6010, HRM6020. (HY) (OL)
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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HSC1110 Determinants of Health I

This is the first course in a two-course series designed to give students an overview of the determinants of health and wellness as prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Additional, supporting topics such as the structure and function of the U.S. healthcare system and complimentary/nontraditional approaches to health and wellness are addressed. Emphasis is on the essential interrelationships between healthcare providers necessary to insure the health of the public. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HSC1120 Determinants of Health II

This is the second course in a two-course series that expands students' understanding of the holistic nature of health by giving a more in-depth view of the determinants of health and well-being as prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). 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.
Prerequisite(s): HSC1110. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 principle 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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

HSC3100 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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 the 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): HSC3100, MATH2001 or MATH2010. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, HSC3100. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): HSC1230, HSC3100, MATH2001 or MATH2010, RSCH2050, junior status. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 status, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): MGMT1001, sophomore status. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS2030 Foreign Area Studies

This course is designed as a seminar course with topics changing from term to term, depending upon the dynamics of change in key global markets. Topic areas include China (IBUS2031), Pacific Rim (IBUS2032), Latin America (IBUS2033), Russia (IBUS2034), Eastern Europe (IBUS2035) or Africa (IBUS2036). The course is structured to focus on four primary components: business, economics, politics and culture, essentially in this priority.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS2031 Foreign Area Studies: China

This course is designed as a seminar course with topics changing from term to term, depending upon the dynamics of change in key global markets. Topic area includes China.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS2032 Foreign Area Studies: Pacific Rim

This course is designed as a seminar course with topics changing from term to term, depending upon the dynamics of change in key global markets. Topic area includes Pacific Rim.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS2033 Foreign Area Studies: Latin America

This course is designed as a seminar course with topics changing from term to term, depending upon the dynamics of change in key global markets. Topic area includes Latin America.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS2034 Foreign Area Studies: Russia

This course is designed as a seminar course with topics changing from term to term, depending upon the dynamics of change in key global markets. Topic area includes Russia.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS2035 Foreign Area Studies: Eastern Europe

This course is designed as a seminar course with topics changing from term to term, depending upon the dynamics of change in key global markets. Topic area includes Eastern Europe.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS2036 Foreign Area Studies: Africa

This course is designed as a seminar course with topics changing from term to term, depending upon the dynamics of change in key global markets. Topic area includes Africa.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS2040 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): MGMT1001, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS3055 International Resource Management

Slow economic growth and sovereign debt mark an era of economic and managerial reorientation and renewal. Students will explore the opportunities of efficient resource use and innovation as a creative response to changed international economic and trade conditions. The course will analyze environmental realities on 5 continents and use 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 will be discussed. Students completing this course will have a better understanding of the new, post-material economy and its demands on individual and managerial change.
Prerequisite(s): IBUS2002 or ECON1002, junior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS4020 Operations Management & Process Improvement Seminar - Class Component

This course focuses on environmental analysis, objective setting, positioning, examination and implementation of quality and tactical approaches used to manage quality improvement efforts in organizations abroad. This is the preparatory course for the IBUS4082 Study Abroad program.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2030. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS4023 International Marketing Communications Seminar

This course allows students to prepare an integrated marketing communications case for a multinational organization and make a presentation of their recommendations to that host organization and/or their advertising agency abroad. The plan includes recommendations based on primary and secondary research findings, as well as a fully integrated marketing communications plan. Upon completing the initial stage of the case, students travel to the international partner site where they continue to work on the implementation of this plan. Faculty from both Johnson & Wales and the partner work with students on the case.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC2001.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): MGMT2030, MGMT3040, 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
9 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS4083 International Marketing Communications Abroad

Students work on an international marketing campaign and make a presentation of their recommendations to the host organization and/or their advertising agency abroad. The plan includes recommendations based on primary and secondary research findings, as well as a fully integrated marketing communications plan. Students continue to work on the implementation of this plan at the international partner site. Faculty from both Johnson & Wales and the partner work with students on the case.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC2001, IBUS4023.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
9 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS4091 Economics and Trade in an International Context

This course is taught only as part of a short-term summer study abroad program. Students examine international economics and business, management, entrepreneurship and comparative economics and issues such as international trade and foreign exchange. Before departure, students explore basic of the host country history and culture to help understand country better and learn the context for people, society and international business. While in the host country, students discuss case studies and take lectures offered by professors and business people. Classroom-based presentations are augmented with frequent excursions to various business, government and financial institutions.
Prerequisite(s): 2.75 cumulative GPA, 90 credit hours of completed coursework.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS4093 Intercultural Management in the Korean Context

This course is taught as a short-term summer study abroad program. Students are placed in an international context to study how culture impacts management practices while developing their own intercultural management competencies through the study of intercultural management theories and practice. Differences between the United States and South Korean practices are analyzed. Industry visits, cultural excursions and experiential projects are included in the course to provide students with a comprehensive and immersive learning experience.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2001.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

IBUS4150 Intercultural Management

This faculty-led course places students in an international context to study how culture impacts management practices while developing their own intercultural management competencies through the study of intercultural management theories and practice. Differences between the United States and the host country's practices will be analyzed. Industry visits, cultural excursions and experiential projects are utilized in the course to provide students with a comprehensive and immersive learning experience, while challenging the students to apply and reflect upon the topics studied. Host country (or countries) are dependent on the lead faculty and the desired geographic area of study. The course is open to all students who meet the criteria.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5-13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

IBUS6020 International 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.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5800, RSCH5700. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ILS2003 The American Dream

This course will address the broad theme and question of “What is the American Dream” and also ask “Have we achieved it?” “Has it changed” and, “what is the cost of pursuing it?” We will explore this topic through various themes, including “Manifest Destiny”, “The Immigrant Experience”, “Civil Rights”, “Gender Rights”, “The Pursuit of Happiness”, “Work and Business”, and “Class and Culture.” While this course will primarily be a literature course, it will use a multidisciplinary approach to explore this topic from various perspectives, including history, economics, ethics, culture, psychology, and political science.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 will vary). By reading texts through the lenses of postcolonial literary theory, history, philosophy, and ethics, students will 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): ENG1024 or English placement, honors status, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ILS2030 Groups, Organizations and Identity: Intercultural Communication in Black Greek Letter Organizations

This course emphasizes intercultural communication and leadership through exploration of the principles and practices of Black Greek Letter Organizations. Through examination of individual and group identity within the social and historical context of BGLOs, students gain an understanding of various aspects of effective interpersonal and intercultural communication. Focus is on the integration of communication and leadership as a means to bridge a gap between diverse cultures and unite people for common causes. Students explore the history of BGLOs, revealing not only what is transparent but what lies behind the observed community service, academic excellence, philanthropy and leadership endeavors.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ILS2120 Capital Punishment in America

This course reviews the use and application of capital punishment in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Emphasizing the multidisciplinary approach, the rationales and justifications for state-sponsored executions and the efficacy of that reasoning in the modern world are assessed. The 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.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 will serve as an experiential case study which will afford 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 will 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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ILS2127 The Culture of the Western Environment

Images of the American West define for citizens of the U.S. and for those all over the globe what it means to be an American. Lonely mesas, rugged mountains and open plains mean something. But they are also something beyond that meaning - real ecosystems, geological processes and places long settled by humans before and after 1492. This course serves as an introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of American Studies and Environment Studies, fields that will enable the student to explore the meaning and reality of the American West.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ILS2180 Sexuality: Science/Culture/Law

Since 1950, there have been multiple revolutions in the way sexuality is conceptualized. In biology, evidence has mounted that sexual orientation is genetically and physiologically hardwired rather than a choice or preference. Literature and popular culture have moved from portraying homosexuality 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. 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 non-straights? Or did these things occur independently? How do we relate these developments to the post-structural analysis of sexuality that sexual identity is a modern invention?.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ILS2215 Honors Seminar: The Earth in Peril: A Literary and Scientific Analysis

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): ENG1024 or English placement, honors status, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 will achieve 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 will provide 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 will also draw critical connections between these epistemological theories to the scientific method, and explain what is necessary for proper experiment design. These concepts will be illustrated most vividly through the study of a variety of famous experiments. Experiments will be chosen from the fields of psychology, physics, chemistry, sociology, computer science and philosophy. Students will be taught to identify the dominant theories of truth in their chosen professions, and to think critically about the dominant paradigms they encounter.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ILS2305 Honors Seminar: Behavioral Economics

This honors-level integrated learning seminar utilizes the behavioral economics approach (the combination of economics and psychology) 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, ENG1024 or English placement, honors status, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ILS2320 Economics of Law and Order

This course examines legal institutions through the lens of economics. Emphasis will be 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, ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, LAW2001, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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% 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 will be 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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, MATH1002 (or higher), sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, MATH1002 (or higher), sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement, MATH1002 (or higher), sophomore status.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Charlotte, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ILS4113 Coming on Strong: A Cultural Approach to Diet, Health and Fitness

This course takes a chronological approach to the topics of diet, health and fitness, and examines how scientific, religious, philosophical and cultural ideas regarding health and fitness have changed over time. Students investigate how changing ideas regarding gender and ethnicity, economic and technological changes, scientific discoveries, political ideology, and religious and philosophical beliefs have influenced and been influenced by concerns with health and well-being.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 status, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 MCST2030, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ILS4150 Making Monsters: Science, Lit-Crit and the Man-Made Monster

This course explores classic to modern literary and cinematic works that involve man-made monsters, and employs methods of literary criticism to study not only the literary craft, but what these works reveal about scientific knowledge at the time of their composition and the cultural perception of contemporary scientific discoveries, the discipline of science, and even the scientists themselves.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Denver
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ILS4178 Studies in Nostalgia, or the Way Things Never Were

This course allows students to explore the tendency to look back with fondness on some distant, wonderful past. Is nostalgia a basic human condition? Students explore this question across cultures and through the lenses offered by biology, psychology, literature, history and other academic disciplines. Nostalgia as a type of fiction writing is discussed, along with the consequences of those "stories." The work of nostalgia as it engages discourses of political ideology, race, gender, sexuality, class, etc. is discussed. Students study a few particular examples of American nostalgia before turning their attention to the work nostalgia is doing now and the consequences of that work.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS 2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ILS4270 Narragansett Bay

This course, both in-class and outdoors, 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. A place-based, active-learning pedagogy is used to bridge institutional divides existing between academic disciplines. The integration of several theoretical methodologies facilitates effective examination into the ecological changes of the bay, the historical impact of urbanization, industrial land use, and residential development on environmental quality. Allegorical stories of places in the watershed are combined with a "sense of place" analysis to understand how local culture addresses real problems of the Bay. Students research environmental and economic viability through various pollution studies and integrated assessments using science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics skills.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, North Miami
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ILS4340 Global Food Security and Leading Change Locally

This interdisciplinary course critically assesses the global challenges of food security and how leadership in a local community organization addresses food access. 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 the nourishment needed to be productive. These perspectives are explored theoretically, on the global scale, and experientially, in the local community. Additionally the student utilizes his/her leadership skills to engage 40 hours of community service in an organization of his/her choosing, preferably nonprofit or with professor approval a for-profit socially responsible organization. The student completes a substantial agency-based project, in conjunction with his/her site supervisor that serves as a tangible contribution to the overall organization and its ability to address food security locally.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, any ILS2000-level course, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, MATH1002 or math placement, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA5010 Research Methods in Information Security

This course focuses on the research methods, tools, instruments and devices used in information sciences and information technology. Topics include the logic of the scientific method, research design, and qualitative and quantitative analysis of data for the purpose of conducting and reporting basic research in a scholarly and academic setting. Through focused-based case studies, students investigate current trends, legal and ethical issues, global and societal impact, policies, and applications in the fields of information technology, information security, cyberlaw, digital forensics and media management. Students evaluate methods to collect, classify, categorize, evaluate, assess and report research data to formulate valid research questions and derive logical conclusions.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of required prerequisite and foundation courses. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, 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. (OL)
Offered at Online, 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. (OL)
Offered at Online, 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. (OL)
Offered at Online, 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. (OL)
Offered at Online, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, 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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ISA6080 Information Security Policy and Governance

This course teaches students how to use the SP-800 standards as the basis in the creation of security policy and governance programs. Students write IT risk management plans, review related standards, and learn to create procedures that identify alternate sites for processing mission-critical applications based on techniques to recover infrastructure, systems, networks, data and user access. This course also raises student awareness of the organizational challenges faced by the CISO in the governance of information security. Topics include the examination of techniques available to assist students in the development of important facilitation skills required to make the practice of policy a reality in the workplace, including educational awareness, goal-driven facilitation, stakeholder program investment strategies and organizational accountability.
Prerequisite(s): ISA5020, completion of foundation courses. (OL)
Offered at Online
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 will be 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. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC1000 Help Desk Concepts

This introductory course provides students with an overview of the topics relevant to working at a help desk or customer support center. Four major components are covered: people, processes, technology and infromation. Emphasis is placed on the design and management of each component as an integral and madatory part of the support function.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC1020 Introduction to Data Communications

This is an introductory course to the concepts and components of a data communications system. Hardware and software features are reviewed to present the elements of and interactions in a data communications network. Communications interfaces, industry standards and communications protocols are presented in reference to understanding the actual throughput of data in a communications environment. Students are introduced to network topologies and their various application areas. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC2090 IT Call Management Systems

This course explores in detail the processes and the underlying related technologies and techniques that are used in industry settings in order to deliver better customer support. Students gain practical knowledge in an industry standard call management software package. Through a combination of lecture and lab-based work, they become familiar and adept in activities related to telephone customer service skills, call logging, call and work assignment, monitoring and management, report creation and utilization, and asset management.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3020 Information Science I

This course provides a general introduction to information science. Topics include an introduction to information systems, the role of information in organizations and decision making and the role of computers in information processing.
Prerequisite(s): FIT1000 or FIT1012.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 FIT1014 or FIT1040.
Offered at North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3050 Information Security

This course presents all aspects of computer and information security including data encryption, zero-knowledge based proofs, public key coding and security procedures. 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. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3060 Network Management and Administration

This course allows students to implement many of the concepts of earlier courses under simulated workplace conditions. This course focuses on the techniques for implementing a network, configuring products, managing networks, implementing network services (email, FTP, Telnet, HTTP), and providing protections and safeguards commensurate with usage requirements. This course will also introduce students to important concepts in the use of cloud computing.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC2085, ITEC3010, ITEC3031, ITEC3075.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3080 Information Management

Information management techniques are presented with an emphasis on file-accessing methods, database systems, text retrieval systems, paperless computing and the Internet. The management of records on stand alone and networked systems is examined along with the issues relative to managing information on the World Wide Web. Students are made aware of the various theories and options available for text and information storage and retrieval. Security and communication issues are covered along with the issues related to the World Wide Web.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC3020.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3085 Systems Design

This course is both a theoretical approach to the development of information systems as well as an immersion into the real-world implementation in the context of a business case. The student learns the basic design tools, as well as gains an appreciation for the larger context of the organization in which the application generates value. Readings and case studies highlight the need to consider systems integration issues, external constraints in the form of regulatory issues, organizational process change, learning and training requirements as well as development of a systems maintenance and obsolescence plan.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC3040.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Online, 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

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 alternate dispute resolution. 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): Sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 employers. 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 LAW2010, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3005 Adjudication Workshop I

This workshop course presents an overview of the adjudicative process as practiced in a variety of American venues including, but not necessarily limited to, trial courts, government agencies, and appellate forums. The course emphasizes the preparation of students to compete in the American Mock Trial Association annual competition (note: only student volunteers will enter the competition; each enrolled student is not required to do so). The course provides the opportunity for students to prepare, present, participate, and preside over "real-life" contested matters with an emphasis on judicial hearings (e.g., trial and appeal).
Prerequisite(s): CJS1002 or LAW2001, sophomore status.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3006 Adjudication Workshop II

This workshop course presents an overview of the adjudicative process as practiced in a variety of American venues including, but not necessarily limited to, trial courts, government agencies, and appellate forums. The course will provide the opportunity for students to prepare, present, and preside over "real-life" contested matters with an emphasis on non-judicial hearings (e.g., parole and police hearings).
Prerequisite(s): CJS1002 or LAW2001, sophomore status.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

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 will concentrate 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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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.). (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3090 Evidence

This course is a study of the law of evidence as a system of rules and standards directed at determining what proof is to be admitted in the course of litigation. Emphasis is placed on formal discovery mechanisms, relevance, witness examination, impeachment, rehabilitation, privileges, burdens of proof, judicial notice, presumptions, real and demonstrative evidence, expert testimony, materiality, confrontation and hearsay.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3092 Sports, Entertainment and Event Management Law

This course provides the SEEM major with an understanding of the legal issues that shall have an impact upon their business practices. The course concentrates on the following topics: negligence, intentional torts and crime, risk management, intellectual property, industry-specific contracts, discrimination, labor relations, various forms of business organization, and regulation of sports agents.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): LAW3010, completion of required accounting prerequisite and foundation courses. (HY)
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

LEAD0001 Resident Assistant Leadership

This course is required of all RAs to prepare them for the challenging responsibilities of residential life. The course focuses on developing those leadership skills required of the position - including conflict resolution, dealing with negativity, team building skills, diversity and communication.
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Providence
1.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LEAD2010 Special Topics in Leadership

The field of leadership studies encompasses a wide and complex range of topics. This course presents students and faculty alike with a unique opportunity to examine revolving areas of current and relevant leadership theories and practices. Areas of specialized leadership interest include, but are not limited to: Global Issues, Women in History (LEAD2011), Entrepreneurial, Sub-Saharan Leadership or Business and Religion.
Prerequisite(s): LEAD1010.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LEAD2011 Leadership and Women in History

The field of leadership studies encompasses a wide and complex range of topics. This course presents students and faculty alike with a unique opportunity to examine revolving areas of current and relevant leadership theories and practices. Area of specialized leadership interest include, but are not limited to Women in History.
Prerequisite(s): LEAD1010.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LEAD2030 Leadership Through Film and Literature

This course is an examination of contemporary theories pertaining to leadership in group, organizational and societal settings. The content of the course draws from the humanities as viewed through film and literature selections to illustrate different leadership styles and concepts. The course is based on the premise that leadership, like literature and film, is an art form whose effectiveness is enabled and enhanced through visual presentation.
Prerequisite(s): LEAD1010 or SEE2015. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LEAD2080 Sustainability, Community Engagement & Leadership

This course focuses on sustainability, community engagement, leadership and global citizenship through interdisciplinary course materials and cultural immersion. Interdependence, as it is reflected through social, political, economic, spiritual and environmental perspectives, is examined. Students use this systems perspective to understand the complex factors that contribute to the challenges and proposed solutions to community and individual health, specifically in Nepal. This course introduces the Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation (KRMEF) in Nepal as 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 similar concerns within a global context. While in the country, students experience the impact of complex development problems in Nepal through readings, structured site visits and excursions, cultural events, and community interaction. Ongoing, intentional reflection provides opportunities for participants to engage with, synthesize and act upon what they learn from their experiences and how that relates to academic, professional, civic and leadership interests.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): LEAD1010 or SEE2015. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): PSYC5400. (OL)
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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LIT2040 American Literature I

This course surveys American literature from its pre-Colonial origins through the mid-19th century. 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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LIT2050 American Literature II

This course surveys American literature from Reconstruction to the present. 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): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LIT2140 British Literature Survey I

This course surveys British literature from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance, Restoration and 18th century. Literary movements in their historical, political, intellectual and social contexts are explored through a number of contemporary theoretical perspectives. Students discuss major issues, past and present, as constructed and revealed through literary texts. Students study influential works from diverse authors such as Chaucer, Malory, Spenser, Shakespeare, Wroth, Bacon, Milton, Behn, Swift and Burney, among others, who present a range of views on gender, class, race, religion, politics and other controversial subjects.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LIT2150 British Literature Survey II

This course surveys British literature from the Romantics through the Victorian, Modernist and Contemporary eras. Literary movements are examined in their historical, political, intellectual and social contexts through a number of contemporary theoretical perspectives. Students discuss major issues, past and present, as constructed and revealed through literary texts. Students study influential works from diverse authors such as Wordsworth, Austen, Keats, Kipling, Wilde, Gaskell, Dickens, Yeats, Joyce, Woolf, Lawrence, Burgess, and Kinsella, among others, who present a range of views on gender, class, race, religion, politics and other controversial subjects.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LIT3015 Food In Film And Literature

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the art forms of film and literature with a focus on food as its primary subject. The course focuses on the important books, essays, short stories, plays and films that have made major achievements in film and literature. Students develop the critical skills necessary to increase their understanding of the experience of film and literature.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LIT3018 Honors Seminar: Food in Film and Literature

This reading and writing-intensive Honors seminar will trace 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 & screenings students develop an analytical perspective on the study of food in film & literature that they apply to a research project of their own design.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1027, honors status, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Charlotte, Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LIT4800 Advanced Studies in a Major Literary Figure

This course engages students in the historical study of the works of a major figure as one of the most influential writers of their time as well as today. This course provides an overview of the author’s life and writing, in historical and literary contexts. Students engage in close readings of the author’s works to explore the central tensions of the author’s time and relate these works to current trends in culture and literature. Students also review scholarship and apply critical methods to make sense of the author’s aesthetic achievements and relationship to these trends.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LIT4900 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MATH0010 Basic Mathematics

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MATH1035 Quantitative Analysis I

A continuation of Algebra, this course begins with the study of linear equations and their applications to business and economics. Matrices are covered in detail. Linear programming, quadratic models and a brief introduction to differential calculus are also presented.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1020 or math placement. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MATH2001 Statistics

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). (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 sampling techniques.
Prerequisite(s): MATH2001 or MATH2010. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 or math placement. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 or math placement.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MATH4800 Special Topics in Mathematics

This course presents a specialized area of mathematics in great detail. Each academic year, a specialized topic is chosen which is of interest to both students and faculty. Typical specialized topics which may be chosen include, but are not limited to, number theory, numerical analysis, matrix theory, mathematical logic, abstract algebra and geometry.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1002 or math placement. May vary depending on topic.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MATH5100 Statistical Methods

This course features the statistical content tested on the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification exam. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, sampling and hypothesis testing. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MCST1010 Media, Culture and Society

This is a survey course that introduces students to the study of media in contemporary culture and society. The course focuses on three main areas: production, content and reception. Students engage with a variety of concepts from the field of media studies, as well as with political-economic and social-cultural analyses of media. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST1030 History of Media

This course asks students to grapple with the relationship between humanity and technology. Students interpret the meanings of letters or records (histories of media) in broader political-economic and social-cultural contexts. By the end of the course, students have refined their understanding of media to include all major modalities, from cave art to cell phones. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST1070 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST1150 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 Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST1210 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 Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST2010 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST2030 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST2050 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 nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST2100 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST2200 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST2300 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST2400 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST2450 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST2500 Digital Journalism

This course prepares students for reporting and delivering news stories. By researching, writing and reporting on newsworthy events, students assume the many responsibilities of a journalist in the 21st century: reporter, producer and content creator. Through both lecture and experiential coursework, students are trained in best practice techniques necessary for a career in professional journalism. Lessons include writing copy and recording voice tracks as well as video recording, editing and distribution — all of which culminate in the production of multimedia news packages.
Prerequisite(s): DME3300 or GDES3300 or MCST1150.
Offered at Denver, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST2600 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): MCST1150.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST2650 Sound Production

This is an audio-based course that 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): MCST1150.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST3050 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST3090 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 and the digital divide). 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, junior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST3100 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST3200 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST3300 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 Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST4010 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. Emphasis is 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, such as Nike sneakers, Tokyo Disneyland, Al-Jazeera America, Brazilian telenovelas and Nigerian popular music, artifacts and sites that bear the imprints of transnational media corporations and regional audiences.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, senior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST4050 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. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST4100 Media Theory

This course examines the major critical, cultural and social theories of media that have emerged from various schools and sites, such as Birmingham, Chicago, Columbia, Frankfurt, Paris and Toronto. Representative theorists studied include Stuart Hall, Louis Wirth, Paul Lazarsfeld, Walter Benjamin, Paul Virilio and Marshall McLuhan, among others. Students are expected to analyze, synthesize and evaluate multiple approaches to media studies.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, MCST1010. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST4190 Media Research Methods

This course provides essential training on how scholars think by asking students to participate in the process of knowledge creation. Readings focus on interpretive and critical methods, from interviews and participant observations to historical and textual analyses that draw on Marxist, post-structural, psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, postmodern and post-colonial thought. 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.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, MCST1010 or COMM1010, senior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST4200 Senior Seminar in Media & Communication Studies

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. The seminar is a continuation of MCST4190 Media Research Methods.
Prerequisite(s): MCST4190, senior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MCST4300 Special Topics in Media Studies

This course focuses on a different area, issue or theme each year, depending on student interest. Possible topics under consideration include dead media, documentary media, Latin media, media philosophy, mediated bodies, mediated cities, mediated memories and mediated war.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, MCST1010, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT1001 Contemporary Business Management I

This course provides students with the fundamental understanding of business, management and the different disciplines within business. The history of management and the evolution of organizations are examined. The course addresses the different functions of business and management while identifying the impact of business strategy and ethics on stakeholders. Integral to this course is career exploration and development of professional interest. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT1002 Contemporary Business Management II

This course provides students with the opportunity to apply business knowledge within the context of simulations, business projects and/or business cases while developing personal and professional planning skills, as well as written and oral communication skills. The appropriate use of decision-making frameworks and best practices to stimulate creativity and innovation are reviewed. Students are introduced to the concepts and skills associated with management, group facilitation, team development and leadership as applied to contemporary business issues.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT2001 Human Resource Management

This foundation course provides students with knowledge, skills and understanding of human resource management and workforce development. Students learn about major human resource functions and how each impacts the performance of the organization. Organizational psychology and management research informs students' understanding of how best to manage human resource functions.
Prerequisite(s): FSM1001 or HOSP1001 or MGMT1001 or SEE1001. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT2020 Organizational Behavior

This course surveys current concepts regarding organizational and behavioral theory. Focus is on the roles of individuals and teams and their impact on the contemporary business environment. Students explore how leaders and employees act and react to various challenges. A particular emphasis is placed on employee development in an ever-changing, global work environment. Topics include learning, motivation, leadership, communications, interpersonal relationships, personality and culture, and their impact on job performance, organizational commitment and organizational performance.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT2030 Operations and Supply Chain Management I

This course acquaints students with the fundamentals of operations and supply chain management in both the manufacturing and service sectors. The course recognizes 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): MGMT1001, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT2040 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

This course examines the dynamic field of production and the management of the entire supply chain. Major areas of study include purchasing's role in the organization, global sourcing, new models for supplier involvement and management, and new product development. The role of purchasing and total quality management is a pervasive theme throughout the course. Students are exposed to the theoretical and practical issues to prepare them for the National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM) certification exam.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR1001 or MGMT1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): FIT1003 or FIT1040, MGMT2030. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): MATH1035, MGMT2030. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT3070 Special Topics in Human Resource Management

This course is a forum for special issues and emerging areas within the field of human resource management. Students examine current research and commentary on the selected special topics. Practical skill exercises (such as in-class exercises), case studies, site visits and visiting experts in the field enhance learning. Students apply theory and concepts from earlier coursework, and benefit from the opportunity to think critically and assess current human resource issues.
Prerequisite(s): Two of the following: MGMT3005, MGMT3035, MGMT3050, MGMT3060. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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 lives, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT4045 Beverage Industry Capstone

This senior-level capstone course allows students to synthesize business information from previous classes to develop and evaluate decisions given multiple options and changing market conditions within the beverage industry. Using a variety of teaching methods, including the case study approach, realism is introduced to improve students' critical thinking and decision-making abilities. Beverage-industry-specific approaches to business functions, ethics and the legal environment are also be incorporated.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT4020, senior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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): MGMT4020, senior status. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT4070 Strategic Human Resource Management

This capstone course focuses on the strategic deployment of human capital to support organizational strategy. Students engage in case study and team exercises to develop human resource strategies and arguments to advocate for their implementation. Students are asked to assess the competitive environment and align human resource systems behind these strategies while building a high-performance work system. Students are also asked to identify the appropriate changes within the human resource systems to support day-to-day operations.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT4020, senior status. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, 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): MGMT5800 (or concurrent). (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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.
Prerequisite(s): RSCH5700. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, 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. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT6000 The Leader as Coach

This is an advanced management course that enables students to gain competence in the specific techniques that effective leaders use to empower their workforce through coaching. Students learn the fundamental theories of coaching through selected readings and class presentations, and use this knowledge to engage in experiential exercises. During these exercises, students receive feedback on their technique. Once competence is gained in fundamental skills, students are encouraged to develop their own personal method of coaching and to adapt their style of coaching to different situations. Particular emphasis is given to dealing with cultural issues encountered when coaching a global workforce. Students conduct research through self-assessments and group projects on selected topics in coaching.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5800, RSCH5700. (HY)
Offered at 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): RSCH5700, MGMT5800. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT6056 Contemporary Leadership Issues and Strategies

Building on concepts and skills acquired in the core leadership course (MGMT5800), this is an advanced leadership course that explores in depth the topic of how to deal with the multifaceted nature and challenges of contemporary leadership. Key themes in this course include identifying contemporary leadership issues and exploring the pros and cons of using different strategies to address these issues. Primary emphasis is on learning techniques that students can use to continue to develop their leadership skills as they progress in their respective careers. Employing a seminar/workshop format, students are required to research strategies for dealing with important contemporary leadership issues that they will pursue in depth and then present to the class. By the conclusion of this course, students are required to describe in writing the particular strategies, skills and sensibilities that they will need to continue to develop in order to fully realize their potential as leaders.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5800, RSCH5700. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT6123 Contemporary Human Resource Issues and Strategies

This course reviews how mid- to upper-level managers working collaboratively with human resource specialists in both domestic and international organizations can address traditional human resource concerns (employee recruitment, selection, training, motivation, compensation and performance appraisal) within the context of strategic planning. A major focus of this course is on developing diagnostic and problem-solving skills through participating in numerous analyses of the kinds of human resource issues that mid to upper level executives are likely to encounter. Students conduct and present in-depth research on selected topics in the field of human resources.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5800. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT6150 Coaching and Consultation Skills

This course examines the theories that undergird the practices of executive coaching and organizational consulting. Topics covered include coaching and leadership principles, relevant competencies and communication skills, and contemporary ethical and legal issues. Students investigate applicable assessment tools and resources to apply effective ethical and professional principles of coaching and consulting to practice through the analysis of economic, market and competitive forces that impact business strategy and performance. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT6210 Project Management

This course covers all knowledge areas in the project management body of knowledge (scope, schedule, budget, risk, procurement, communication, human resources and quality) and combines theory with practice. Students analyze real-world project scenarios and apply concepts of knowledge areas, tools and techniques to create concrete project management artifacts and solve typical problems that arise in business. This course provides industry best practices and current trends, going beyond the standard project management textbook material. Students work in teams to experience project management situations and practice leadership, communication and negotiating skills.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5800. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT6225 Team Dynamics

In today’s world, teams are a keystone of work life and managing change. The process of establishing and leading effective teams involves thoughtful attention to diverse personalities, perspectives and skill sets in addition to many other sociocultural factors. This course analyzes the impact of individual, group and organizational variables on team dynamics, and vice versa. Students critically discuss key theories, research and principles on teamwork and apply them to address an array of problems faced in modern actual and virtual team settings through case studies, as well as group and individual projects. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT6310 Designing & Managing Supply Chains

This course examines the logistics management and components, design and operations, and administration and risk of supply chains, including technology. Areas covered include supply chain theory and practice, logistics and planning, procurement and buying, information management, inventory management, transportation infrastructure, network and operations design, and performance and risk measure. Upon completion of the course, students have an overall understanding of how to build and operate an efficient supply chain and understand the individual components of the chain.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5575. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT6320 Global Strategic Sourcing

In this course, students learn to design, build, evaluate and manage a global sourcing network for a business. Focus includes theories of how strategic global sourcing benefits the firm including make/buy analysis, supplier evaluation and other key aspects. The majority of the course examines the components of global sourcing networks and how to build and combine these components into a full strategic sourcing supply model.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5575. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT6330 Global Logistics

This course examines the practice of global logistics. Students learn the aspects of current logistical practices, how logistics incorporates information technologies, the impact of logistics on financial measures of the firm, and how logistics are used in inventory management, facility location, warehouse operations and transportation management. Focus is on logistics in the global market; special attention is given to the application and understanding of international issues in the field.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5575. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT6340 Lean Production and Quality Control

This course examines various quality control techniques and methods with a concentration on achieving lean efficiency in all areas of operations. Areas covered include lean thinking, value-stream mapping, Gemba Kaizen, continuous process improvement methods, Kaikaku methods, work flow analysis, and error proofing operations and supply chains. Upon completion of the course, students are prepared to take the Lean Bronze Certification Exam.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5575. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT6360 Organizational Theory and Change

This course reviews and analyzes theory and research as they pertain to organizational design and change. Students discuss the influence of environmental forces on organizational effectiveness and change. Both classical and contemporary theories as well as practical models for organizational design and change are explored. Students are empowered as scholar practitioners to effectively influence change in organizational settings and discuss organizational design strategy in an ever-changing global environment.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC5400. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

MGMT6800 Business Policy and Strategy

This interdisciplinary capstone core course focuses on how to create, identify and manage competitive advantage within an organization. Students are encouraged to use skills and insights developed during prior coursework as they strategically analyze contemporary business issues and cases. Throughout the course, particular emphasis is placed upon developing both a strategic perspective and a global viewpoint. Students formulate strategies and tactics that are appropriate for the different organizations under consideration. Readings, exercises and class discussions focus on real-world examples of strategic issues that students are likely to encounter as managers of organizational units. Tools and techniques for performing strategies analyses and stimulating innovative problem solving in a highly competitive global environment are covered in detail. Students complete a major comprehensive project that is graded collaboratively.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of required core courses. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT6810 Graduate Seminar in Strategic Management

This elective seminar offers a review and discussion of the contemporary literature on management and strategy using source documents from the most recent professional publications and academic research. Students conduct and present in-depth analyses of selected topics in management science, including relevant research from organizational and social psychology. Through readings and discussions, students become familiar with evidence-based approaches that can lead to better decision-making processes. The wisdom of many management fads and conventional wisdom are questioned through examinations of the research in those areas.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT6800 (or concurrent). (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MGMT7000 Organizational Strategy and Design

This course provides insights on how to build, change and organize business structures, as well as investigate strategic theories, tools and best practices, applied to real case studies. Students review scholarly literature and other sources of information on developing business strategy and organizational architecture. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

MGMT7010 Organizational Behavior

This course focuses on the theoretical and practical models and implications of organizational behavior and its relationship to individual, group and organizational challenges and opportunities. Students learn how to best leverage their human resources and create a productive and ethical work environment by studying concepts such as diversity in the workplace, perception and attribution processes, motivation and individual differences in organizations, group dynamics and decision-making, teamwork, leadership, job performance and satisfaction, and quality improvement programs. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

MGMT7030 Innovation and Change

This course focuses on research, evaluation and application of organization change and innovation theories. Students evaluate change and innovation research and apply their understanding to the development and presentation of organization change plans. Students analyze cases and synthesize scholarly research related to their industry/and or interest area to produce a literature review supporting their doctoral research. Upon completion of this course, students are able to develop quantitative and qualitative proposals for organization change and innovation research. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

MGMT7050 Contemporary Leadership Issues

This course is designed with the experienced leader in mind. Students learn the latest research pertaining to individual, team and organizational leadership. Emotional intelligence, particularly self-awareness, is the foundation for leadership competence and personal power. Students gain insights that serve as the foundation for authentic, positive communication (verbal and non-verbal), principled decision-making and moral authority. Emphasis is on understanding leaders’ influence on organizational culture, climate, human resource development and corporate social responsibility. Communication technology, the shift of power to consumers, and changes in societal values are powerful forces causing organizations to become transparent and integrate authentic values with brand image. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

MGMT7070 Business Analytics and Intelligence

This course applies key concepts of business intelligence from an executive management perspective in the contemporary business environment. Students learn how to leverage big data and systems to develop and evaluate strategic alternatives, make better informed decisions, and effectively manage business. This course includes an overview of uses and users of business intelligence, as well as the type of applications and tools that may be deployed in business analytics to foster data-driven decisions in the new digital and global economy. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

MGMT7090 Executive Decision-Making

This course allows students the opportunity to enhance critical-thinking and reasoning skills concerning strategic business issues involving ambiguity and uncertainty. Students learn to structure the decision-making process and use quantitative techniques such as decision trees and simulation, as well as qualitative tools such as estimating probabilities. Estimating risk tolerance, prioritizing objectives, and the ability to generate and evaluate alternatives are covered for managerial decision-making. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

MGMT7120 Advanced Strategies in Organization Development

This course focuses on aligning organizations with the rapidly changing and complex environments through organizational learning, knowledge management and transformation of organizational norms and values. Key concepts of organizational development theory are discussed, including organizational climate (mood or personality, including attitudes and beliefs that influence members' collective behavior), organizational culture (deeply-seated norms, values and behaviors that members share) and organizational strategies (how an organization identifies problems, plans action, negotiates change and evaluates progress.). (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

MGMT8120 Organizational Interventions — Disruption and Change

This course prepares students to diagnose the internal and external environments when disruption and change occurs in organizations, and provides them the skills to develop plans to support the organization as it undergoes changes. Students utilize research in several fields to make informed decisions and collect research within organizations to make decisions, including psychometric assessments. Students gain an understanding of the psycho-social impact of such changes on the workforce and make appropriate group-level and individual-level interventions. Students develop coaching and process consultation skills for future application in organizational development. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

MGMT9120 Leading and Managing Large-Scale Transformation

This course focuses on research, evaluation and application of management theories pertaining to large-scale organization transformation. This course builds upon the management foundations explored in the core courses of the program and complements the organization development concentration courses. Large scale transformations of organizations are complex and multifaceted, and consequently require leaders to adopt numerous lenses to effectively understand and influence change. The four key theoretical frameworks are explored: 1) systems theories, 2) complexity theories as they pertain to organizational leadership, 3) global/international dimensions of organizational culture and 4) organizational ethics theories. Students analyze cases and synthesize scholarly research related to their industry/and or interest area to produce a literature review supporting their doctoral research. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

MRKT1001 Principles of Marketing

This is an introductory course in the study of marketing with an emphasis on marketing theory and basic marketing principles and practices. Topics include introduction of the marketing mix: price, product, promotion and place; knowing your customer; services marketing; socially responsible marketing; and ethics, plus the importance of marketing in the domestic and global economies in both profit and nonprofit organizations. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT1002 Consumer Behavior

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the various facets of consumer behavior, including the decision making process, problems, needs and goals, the consumer's search for information, and the evaluation of the purchase decision.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT1011 Principles of Professional Selling

This course is a hybrid of theory and training. Students learn about buying processes and personalities, and how to target, prospect, approach and interview customers in order to determine unmet needs and potential opportunities. Consultative selling replaces the outdated transactional approach to selling. Students learn through role-plays and skills-based training to build relationships with customers and other business partners in a relationship-oriented world.
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT2050 Marketing Research

This course provides a broad overview of marketing research methods and the marketing research industry. Covering both qualitative and quantitative research techniques, the course familiarizes students with the appropriate uses and limitations of marketing research. This course increases student understanding of various marketing research techniques, gaining insights into data-driven decision making.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1002, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT3002 Brand Design

This is an advanced course with an emphasis on corporate brand identity development. The course sequence focuses on the development of research, strategy and design, in particular the areas of organization, culture and identity. Students study how complex organizations are defined by their public identities, and how those identities can be strategized and designed with the goal of applying the concepts to a client-based project. Topics include a five-step brand identity process and a showcase of best practices. Project-based activity includes brand research, logo development, product packaging, marketing and advertising collateral, web branding, and broadcast advertising development as applicable to client need.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC1010 or MRKT2050 or MRKT3005, junior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT3005 Brand Marketing

This course examines the role of a brand as an asset to an organization and the advantages of creating strong brands. Emphasis is placed on the creation, measurement and strategic applications of brand equity. Topics covered include choosing brand elements, designing supporting marketing programs, leveraging secondary associations, building brand portfolios, and adjusting brand strategy over time and geographic boundaries. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of promotional mix elements in the communication of brand equity.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1001. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT3011 Data-Driven Marketing

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the elements of data-driven marketing as an integrated part of a total marketing program. Upon completion of this course, students should have an understanding of databases, data-driven marketing, email marketing, social media advertising, direct mail, catalog marketing and other forms of electronic media as they are used in data-driven marketing programs.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1001, sophomore status. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT3020 Product Development

This course examines the role of product development as a function of an integrated marketing system. Students explore the synergy of design and technology to create consumer value. Topics include innovation, concept generation, global sourcing and manufacturing processes.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1001, MRKT1002. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT3025 Business-to-Business Marketing

This course is a study of the development and maintenance of relationships in the business-to-business marketing channel. Special emphasis is on understanding various forms and appropriate uses of power in the channel. Topics also include the marketing of services as well as tangible goods in the business-to-business channel.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1001 or HOSP3050, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT3045 Social Media Marketing

This course focuses on the strategic use of current and future social media platforms. Students develop a social media marketing plan using the major social media platforms and user-generated content tools for business. Students explore the use of social media for creating personal and professional branding goals with measured results. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of various online and offline marketing strategies.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1001, sophomore status. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT3050 Techniques in Sales Management

This course introduces students to the selling profession and process from the perspective of the sales manager, a role that relates to marketing communication and marketing strategy. Students explore the client needs assessment, consultative problem solving, and win-win negotiation strategies that enhance internal and external customer relationships. In addition to selling knowledge and skills, students gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the sales manager. Important responsibilities such as territory management, account management, leadership, influence, motivation, recruiting, selection, training, compensation, forecasting and budgeting are addressed.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1030, (MGMT1001 or MGHI1000 or MRKT1001), junior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT3055 Survey Research

This course provides an overview of contemporary topics in quantitative research such as competitive intelligence, survey design and scale measurement. Students utilize current technology and software tools to create, distribute, analyze and interpret quantitative data. Students gain an understanding of modern market research techniques used to make sound business decisions.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT2050, MATH2001, junior status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT3084 Customer Care Strategies

This course is designed to change student perceptions of customer service. Students compare and contrast "minimum standards" with surpassing the customer's expectations of value. Students learn to focus their creativity and energy on developing attitudes and using systems that will increase customer satisfaction and lead to customer referral. Students learn about the systems and technology that drive the best organizations, at all levels, at any stage of customer relations.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT3085 Marketing Analytics

This course is designed to teach students how to read and analyze marketing dashboards, which provide key insights about consumers that align with organizational objectives. Students compare and contrast different types of marketing metrics categories. Students learn how to understand brand loyalty from the customer's data profile. Students gain experience with dashboard systems, which better prepares them for positions in the world of big data and the marketing analytics field.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1001, junior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT3150 Special Topics in Marketing

This course is a study of selected current topics in the field of marketing. The course helps students understand how marketing impacts and is part of consumers, business and society. Emphasis is on exploring current literature, advanced problems and research tools applicable to the chosen topic. Focus is on a different area, issue or theme each year, depending on student interest. The topic area may not be usually found in the conventional classroom course. The description for each topic is noted in each of the specific course outlines.
Prerequisite(s): ADVC1010, junior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT3210 Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Africa

This course is the preliminary classroom portion of a study abroad program. Students collaborate with marine-based micro-enterprises from Tanzania and the Zanzibar Archipelago to come up with strategies to protect ecological and environmental resources, create self-reliance, and develop international markets for nature-based products to improve the well-being of coastal communities. Projects focus on small businesses such as sustainable dolphin tourism, pearl farming, shellcraft jewelry production, artisan craftsmanship and textiles. Student projects draw attention to the role of marketing in coastal livelihood development, which is important to policy makers, academics and coastal managers as climate change alters the coastal environment of Tanzania.
Prerequisite(s): 2.75 cumulative GPA, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT3220 Marketing in an International Context

This course is part of a short-term summer study abroad program. Students are placed in an international context in which they can gain firsthand knowledge of how small businesses, government entities and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) collaborate to promote sustainable entrepreneurship in Africa. The course includes industry tours, cultural excursions and student collaboration with small business clients to develop international markets and online presence for nature-based products and for ecotourism opportunities. Students begin with classroom project work, conduct a field study tour in Tanzania and Zanzibar, and present recommendations to project stakeholders abroad. The trip culminates with a safari experience. Students are required to produce a written international marketing plan, social and digital media, and a professional presentation, as well as maintain a portfolio of individual work.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status, acceptance into Study Abroad Program.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT4030 International Marketing

This course deals with various differences in cultural, economic and legal factors as they relate to the marketing process. This is a systematic treatment of marketing on a global scale, extending basic principles into foreign marketing requirements.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1001, junior status. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT4055 Strategic Marketing

This capstone course aids students in developing the skills essential to anticipating and responding to the changing needs of customers and markets in the global economy and culture. The course explores marketing strategy using a combination of texts, readings, visiting speakers, websites, cases, a marketing simulation and field assignments. It is recommended that students complete all related professional studies courses before attempting this capstone course.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1002, MRKT2050, MRKT3005 or ADVC2001, senior status. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MRKT5220 Marketing in an International Context

This course is taught as part of a short-term summer study abroad program. The purpose of this course is to place students in an international context in which they can gain firsthand knowledge of how small businesses, government entities and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) collaborate to promote sustainable entrepreneurship in Africa. The course includes industry tours, cultural excursions and student collaboration with small business clients to develop international markets and online presence for nature-based products and ecotourism opportunities. Students begin with project work comparing different sustainable economic development and ecotourism models around the globe, conduct a field study tour in Tanzania and Zanzibar, and present recommendations to project stakeholders abroad. In addition, the trip culminates with a safari experience. Students are required to produce a written international marketing plan, social and digital media, and professional presentation, as well as maintain a portfolio of individual work.
Prerequisite(s): ECON5000.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

MRKT5500 Strategic Marketing

This course is designed for students who can apply skills and knowledge gained through previous courses or experience. The course emphasizes issues of setting a viable marketing strategy through segmentation, targeting and positioning in today's competitive global marketplace. Through case studies, course readings, lecture and student presentation opportunities, students address a wide range of marketing problems, many of which involve strategy. Additionally, through the cases and readings, students are exposed to a broad spectrum of marketing environments such as products and services or consumer markets versus business markets. The role of Brand Management in today's competitive environment is presented.
Prerequisite(s): RSCH5700. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MRKT6010 Advertising and Promotional Strategies

This course is focused on researching the marketplace, forecasting, planning, problem-solving and decision-making as they apply to promotional activities. Students investigate the various areas of promotion, learn the skills necessary to work with an outside agency or an internal department, and analyze the major components of personal selling, advertising, sales promotion and public relations. Topics discussed include advertising objectives, budget, media strategies, client-agency relationships and measuring advertising effectiveness.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT5500, RSCH5700. (HY)
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

MRKT6035 Brand Management

This advanced marketing course focuses on the role of brand management in organizations, both large and small. A key component of this course is the historical development and current evolution of brands. The role of technology is explored. Current issues in brand management are an integral part of this course.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT5500, RSCH5700. (HY)
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

MRKT6543 Social Media & Internet Marketing

This course provides students with a broad view of the evolution of social media and internet marketing. Social media and internet marketing integration into a communication strategy are presented for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Students are challenged to execute social media and internet advertising and measure the results. Analyses of research include qualitative and quantitative examination. Students are expected to have a solid understanding of the traditional marketing mix and a working understanding of social media and internet advertising.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT5500. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

MRKT7100 Problems and Methods in Marketing Management

This course provides students the opportunity to evaluate and create marketing strategies within the context of business strategy. Assets, core competencies, the value proposition, product-market investment strategies, and interdependent functional strategies (e.g., HR, operations) create the competitive strategy that informs marketing strategies for products and brands. Students learn the theories of the field including both key seminal literature and current published research. Students explore problem-solving techniques for practical application through cases and modeling techniques, and study current developments in marketing from both academic and practitioner perspectives. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

NPM5010 Theory and Practice of Nonprofit Management

This course introduces students to the critical aspects of managing and leading in a nonprofit organization. An overview of components of a nonprofit company's operations (including human resources, resource development, marketing and communications) is presented. Students are expected to gain a foundational understanding of how nonprofit organizations function as social and organizational entities, and build upon this understanding in future courses in the program. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

NPM5020 Methodological, Decision-Making and Analytic Techniques

This course is designed to introduce students to techniques in problem articulation, assessing alternatives, gathering data, analyzing data and making decisions in the nonprofit sector. Students are introduced to how the decision-making process is accomplished in both the practice and study of nonprofit administration. The course presents an overview of how to select the appropriate method for a particular problem area, analyze the problem and arrive at an appropriate decision. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

NPM5030 Financial Management and Budgeting in Nonprofit Organizations

This course is an overview of the practice of budgeting and financial management in nonprofit organizations. It covers various budgetary processes, including how budgets are developed, implemented and enacted. The course also covers how budgeting and financial management fit in with the structure of nonprofit function and the impacts of budgeting on the overall organization. Students are expected to learn how to navigate the practical aspects of budgeting and finance through case studies and actual reports from nonprofits. (HY) (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

NPM5040 Program Evaluation

This course in program evaluation is designed to introduce students to practical methods of evaluating nonprofit programs. Emphasis is on currently used methods of program evaluation, using case studies to illustrate how theoretical methods are practically applied. Students are expected to gain an understanding of theoretical frameworks as well as practical qualitative and quantitative tools used to evaluate programs against standards of efficiency, equity and other goals. (HY) (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

NPM5050 Resource Development for Nonprofits

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of resource development and management, including fundraising, donor management and volunteer management. Students are expected to gain an understanding of practical methods currently used to develop resources to be used in the capacity of nonprofit organizations. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

NPM5060 Social Entrepreneurship

This course provides students with a practical overview of developing a social entrepreneurship initiative within the nonprofit context. Students are expected to gain an understanding of different components and considerations in social entrepreneurship, including developing a business plan, articulating financial considerations and considering feasibility of the initiative. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

NPM6010 Public, Private and Nonprofit Collaboration

This course introduces students to the main concepts, ideas and theories of nonprofit collaboration with public and private organizations. Through the use of practical worksheets and cases, students are expected to gain insight into the structure, benefits and potential pitfalls of collaborative alliances. Further, students are expected to gain a working knowledge of how to plan for, manage and maintain collaborations with public agencies and private businesses. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

NPM6020 Personnel Deployment in Nonprofits

This course presents an overview of personnel deployment and management concepts and practices within the nonprofit sector. Students are expected to gain a practical and working understanding of the process supporting the management of human resources, including paid employees and volunteers. The course will also cover the role of collective bargaining within the nonprofit sector. (HY) (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

NPM6030 Ethics and Social Change

This course is an overview of the role of ethics in every aspect of the nonprofit organization. Students are expected to learn how to identify, analyze and solve common ethical issues and problems. The course covers how to identify, codify and implement ethical guidelines in a nonprofit context, as well as the role of the nonprofit manager as an ethical role model and agent of social change. (HY) (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

NPM6800 Strategic Planning and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

This course provides the opportunity for students to synthesize key concepts and learning from all other courses in the Nonprofit Management master's degree program. Each course in the program has presented an important aspect of managing and leading a nonprofit organization. In the capstone seminar, students are expected to use these diverse concepts they have learned in the program to demonstrate their critical analysis and thinking abilities in the final capstone project.
Prerequisite(s): 12 credits completed in Nonprofit Management (NPM) and/or Public Administration (PAD) courses 5000 level or higher. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

OTD7100 Evidence Based Practice

This course expands student knowledge of principles of evidence-based practice and policy, practice guidelines, and information utilization to promote evidence-based practice in clinical practice, education, research and advocacy. In this course, students explore, build knowledge of, and apply the concepts underlying evidence-based practice and the skills necessary to incorporate evidence to support and/or justify clinical practice, education, research and advocacy. Content addresses defining evidence-based practice, finding the evidence, assessing the evidence and using the evidence in occupation-based practice. This course emphasizes incorporating evidence-based practice and occupation-based practice into students’ current occupational therapy practice and developing creative methods to teach and advocate for evidence-based practice. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

OTD7150 Application of Theory

In this course, the learner chooses and shares knowledge of published, practice-specific occupational therapy theories and critiques the assumptions and outcomes, based on evidence-based practice. Students have opportunities to compare and contrast theoretical perspectives and apply them to occupational therapy assessment and treatment planning for clients with a variety of occupational needs. The overarching theme of the course is the importance of the context of occupation in practice and educational settings, with a focus on promotion of health and well-being as well as on the prevention of disease and disability. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

OTD7200 Policy and Ethics

This course is designed to introduce students to topics that involve ethical issues in decision-making for health and clinical education issues. Students are exposed to a variety of issues in healthcare and education settings. Scenarios are used to engage students in problem solving and articulating what occurs during ethical trade-offs before decisions are made. 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. Students participate in political advocacy through a state or national level initiative that affects or shapes policy and has an impact on the community or population that is the focus of their doctoral concentration (higher education or clinical practice). (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

OTD7400 Clinical Professional Seminar

This course is a course of knowledge synthesis and application of OT Clinical specialty practice and not of instruction. This program is designed to teach students new knowledge identification, reflection and transformation of the topic into leadership in clinical practice in OT. In this course, students synthesize what they have learned throughout the program, reflect on that knowledge and apply it to an Advanced Clinical OT scholarly project. This first seminar course is dedicated to identification of the area of interest for their culminating capstone topic and refinement of the topic area for their doctoral concentration in Advanced Clinical Practice in OT. (OL)
Offered at Online
1 Semester Credit

OTD7450 Education Professional Seminar

This is a course of knowledge synthesis and application of higher education topics (instead of instruction). Students are taught new pedagogical knowledge identification, reflection and transformation of the topic of their OTD project into leadership in education. In this course, students synthesize what they have learned throughout the program specifically with reference to OT education, reflect on that knowledge, and apply it to a scholarly project (within the domain of the scholarship of teaching and learning). This first seminar course is dedicated to identification of the area of interest for their culminating capstone topic, and refinement of the topic area for their doctoral concentration in OT higher education. (OL)
Offered at Online
1 Semester Credit

OTD7500 Clinical Doctoral Seminar I

The doctoral-level seminars in occupational therapy are core courses designed to provide the OTD student with a firm foundation in the role of occupational therapy in their specific area of Advanced Clinical Practice or Leadership interest. Students work with a mentor to combine interests with a doctoral project that will be an outcome of learning upon the completion of their OTD degree. The projects may vary in focus depending on the student’s chosen area of clinical specialization, or sub-specialization. The culminating project of the first doctoral seminar is a doctoral project application that delineates the plan for the doctoral experience and deliverables associated with the plan. (OL)
Offered at Online
2 Semester Credits

OTD7550 Education Doctoral Seminar I

The doctoral-level seminars in occupational therapy are core courses designed to provide the OTD student with a firm foundation in the role of occupational therapy in a specific area of OT higher education interest. Students work with a mentor to combine capstone interests with a doctoral project that will be an outcome of learning upon the completion of their OTD degree. The projects may vary in focus depending on the student’s chosen area of OT Higher education. The culminating project of the first doctoral seminar is a doctoral project application that delineates the plan for the doctoral experience and deliverables associated with the plan. (OL)
Offered at Online
2 Semester Credits

OTD8100 Teaching In Occupational Therapy

This course focuses on the theories and educational approaches utilized in clinical and classroom settings in occupational therapy. Students read a variety of learning theories and discuss how each relates to current students in practice and higher education settings in the field. Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives and Boyer’s model of scholarship are introduced. Students review educational research in health settings and pedagogical trends. Students are able to develop educational models inclusive of interprofessional (with traditional and non-traditional partners) and intraprofessional education (with multiple education and practice levels of OT practitioners). Strategies are presented, discussed and included in course designs that each student develops throughout the semester. Students identify how the strategies they choose to teach reflect Boyer’s model and how outcomes in teaching approaches can be measured. Specific to the field, students also review the ACOTE, WFOT and regional accreditation standards that apply to their practice and education standards in specific settings. During the course, students develop a syllabus and lesson plans, assignments and rubrics for a course in their chosen area of clinical or education specialization. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

OTD8200 Mixed Methods and Translational Research in Occupational Therapy

In this course, students examine processes for critical thinking and contextual problem-solving to improve their understanding and evaluation of clinical practice information while using research tools. This course builds upon the student’s entry-level knowledge of the research process, which should have included preliminary data-gathering techniques to problem identification and hypothesis development, data collection and analysis. The course broadens the research lens and provides knowledge and experience with mixed-method research design and translational research design that can be used in clinical, education or diverse practice settings. Particular attention is given to the student’s perspective of the applicability of research to the student's own career and practice setting(s), or development of novel practice. Students develop their individual plans for the research methods to support their proposals for their doctoral experience. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

OTD8400 Advanced Clinical Practice Practicum

Students create practicum experiences for themselves to help discover the real environment of their doctoral project's focus. This is done under the mentorship of a JWU faculty member as well as a site/specialization mentor. Practicum experiences may include shadowing one or more assigned employee(s) who will guide them through the on-site experience. Participation at the practicum site (physically or virtually, such as with telehealth/virtual software platforms or business platforms such as Skype) is typically two or three times per week for an hour or more per session. No remuneration is expected for a practicum, but it does qualify for academic credit. If a student is focused on changing an administrative or clinical practice approach, it is possible that the practicum could include virtual on-site experiences through a distance platform and should include participation in, for example, faculty meetings or planning meetings at the site where the student is engaging in the practicum. (OL)
Offered at Online
4 Semester Credits

OTD8450 Higher Education Practicum

This course provides students the opportunity to create practicum experiences to help with the discovery of the real environment of the focus for a doctoral project. This is done under the mentorship of a faculty member and site/specialization mentor. Practicum experiences may include shadowing 1 or more assigned employee(s) who will guide them through the on-site experience. Participation at the practicum site (physically or virtually, such as with telehealth/virtual software platforms or business platforms such as Skype) is typically 2–3 times per week for an hour or more per session. No remuneration is expected for a practicum, but it does qualify for academic credit. If a student is focused on teaching, it is possible that the practicum could include virtual on-site experiences through a distance platform and should include participation in, for example, faculty meetings or planning meetings at the practicum site. (OL)
Offered at Online
4 Semester Credits

OTD8500 Doctoral Seminar II for Advanced Clinical Practice

Students work independently, but will regularly and systematically submit progress on their doctoral experience to their mentor and faculty adviser. (Deadlines will be established). The student and mentor/faculty adviser will meet electronically or by phone to discuss the project and progress at regular intervals throughout the course. The culminating project of the second doctoral seminar is completion of the doctoral project. Students conceptualize and prepare at least one paper for publication in a peer reviewed journal and submit a draft of a presentation for submission to a peer reviewed venue in order to disseminate the outcome of doctoral work to a national or international platform.
Prerequisite(s): OTD7400, OTD7500. (OL)
Offered at Online
2 Semester Credits

OTD8550 Doctoral Seminar II for Higher Education

This course provides students the opportunity to work independently while regularly and systematically submitting progress on a doctoral project to their mentor and faculty advisor. Deadlines are established. The student and mentor/faculty advisor meet electronically or by phone to discuss the project and progress at regular intervals throughout the course. The culminating project of the second doctoral seminar is completion of the doctoral project. Students conceptualize and prepare at least 1 paper for publication in a peer-reviewed journal and submit a draft of a presentation for submission to a peer-reviewed venue in order to disseminate the outcome of their doctoral work to a national or international platform.
Prerequisite(s): OTD7450, OTD7550. (OL)
Offered at Online
2 Semester Credits

OTD8600 Effective Leadership and Management for Advanced Clinical Practice

This course draws upon a variety of research-based theories and applications that are core to the study of management and leadership. Theoretical paradigms of motivation are discussed and applied to communication methods and 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. Students develop individual leadership plans and goals and work with a mentor toward an individual, self-directed growth plan to implement in their own work and practice settings.
Prerequisite(s): OTD7100, OTD7150, OTD7200, OTD7400, OTD7500. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

OTD8650 Effective Leadership and Management for Higher Education

This course draws upon a variety of research-based theories and applications that are core to the study of management and leadership in higher education. Strategies for career progression and process in higher education settings are included. Theoretical paradigms of motivation are discussed and applied to communication and 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. Students develop individual leadership plans and goals and work with a mentor toward an individual, self-directed growth plan to implement in their own higher education work settings.
Prerequisite(s): OTD7100, OTD7150, OTD7200, OTD7450, OTD7550. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

OTD8800 Capstone in Advanced Clinical Practice

This course, a continuation of the capstone project, is a course of knowledge synthesis and application and not of instruction. This program is designed to teach students new knowledge identification, reflection and transformation of the topic into leadership in advanced clinical practice in occupational therapy. In this capstone course, students synthesize what they have