Mar 20, 2023  
2017-2018 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Athletic Training

  
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    ATRN 411 - Research Methods for Health Care Professionals


    Students will review concepts of learning styles, instructional strategies and basic research methodology.  Students will identify a topic in the athletic health care field of study, prepare a review of pertinent literature, formulate a research question, and propose an experimental design.  Upon completion, the student will be required to submit a teaching unit on a topic of their own choice.  Students will demonstrate competency in the research process by conducting a study in their field of expertise, writing a paper, and presenting their research in a senior forum.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ATRN majors only

    ATRN 305 - Therapeutic Interventions: I  



    Credits: 3







  
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    ATRN 482 - Senior Seminar in Athletic Training


    This is a seminar for seniors and the athletic training education program. Topics will include; preparation for the BOC national certifying boards, clinical decision-making, continuing education, credentialing of the athletic trainer, research and athletic health care, legal and ethical issues in athletic training, and current issues in athletic training.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ATRN major

    or

    permission of instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
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    ATRN 484 - Senior Practicum in Athletic Training: I


    In this senior year clinical rotation experience, emphasis is placed on clinical integration of all athletic training competencies, utilizing clinical reason, critical thinking and evidence-based medicine to achieve course outcomes. Utilizing a supervised autonomy model of clinical mentorship, preceptors facilitates student’s transition from athletic training student to entry-level athletic trainer. Clinical rotation sites are determined collaboratively by the student clinical education coordinator. Potential sites include affiliated college, university, or high school athletic programs, on campus athletic programs or affiliated orthopedic and/or medical health care centers.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ATRN 385 - Junior Practicum in Athletic Training II  



    Credits: 3







  
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    ATRN 485 - Senior Practicum in Athletic Training: II


    In this senior year clinical rotation experience, emphasis is placed on clinical integration of all athletic training competencies, utilizing clinical reasoning, critical thinking and evidence-based medicine to achieve course outcomes. Utilizing supervised autonomy model of clinical mentorship, preceptors facilitate students transition from athletic training student to entry-level athletic trainer. Primary sites for this course are the Springfield College Athletic Training Rehabilitation Clinic and the Springfield College Health Services Clinic, with additional surgical observation requirements at local surgical centers. Alternative sites may be considered with approval from the Clinical Education Coordinator.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ATRN 385 - Junior Practicum in Athletic Training II  



    Credits: 3







  
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    ATRN 487 - Internship in Sports Injury Management


    This internship, for eligible senior athletic training majors, is designed to expand the student’s sport injury clinical experiences outside of the traditional high school and college/university training room setting. Students can complete internships at sports medicine rehabilitation facilities, physical fitness facilities, professional teams, etc.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ATRN major, senior status, completed 99 or more semester hours.



    Credits: 5-15








Biology

  
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    BIOL 101 - Basic Concepts of Modern Biology


    This course emphasizes the interrelationships of life as demonstrated in the following major areas of biological study environmental science, evolution and the origin of life, basic physiology, behavior, genetics, and development. Human biology and the social implications of modern biology are considered throughout.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students must also register for the corresponding lab, BIOL 102 - Basic Concepts Laboratory  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BIOL 102 - Basic Concepts Laboratory


    This laboratory/field course illustrates the principles and applications of modern biology.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students must register for BIOL 101 - Basic Concepts of Modern Biology   or permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
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    BIOL 121 - Bioscience I


    The scope of this course encompasses all of the major themes unifying the diverse avenues of biological science. These core themes include the molecular structure of matter and the cellular basis of life, the interaction of organisms with their environment, the correlation between structure and function at all levels of organization, and evolution as the driving force that unifies the countless forms of life, past and present.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    High school biology.

    Co-requisite: Students must also register for the corresponding lab, BIOL 123 - Bioscience I Laboratory , unless previously taken.



    Credits: 3







  
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    BIOL 122 - Bioscience II


    BIOL 122 is the second semester of the full-year course in Bioscience, an introductory biology course for science majors.  The main objectives of this course are: 1) to provide the students the fundamental concepts and principles of biological sciences and 2) to establish a solid foundation for more advanced studies.  Selected topics in molecular biology, plant biology, animal biology, and ecology are discussed.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BIOL 121 - Bioscience I  

    and

    BIOL 123 - Bioscience I Laboratory  

    Co-requisite: Students must also register for BIOL 124 - Bioscience II Laboratory , unless previously taken.



    Credits: 3







  
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    BIOL 123 - Bioscience I Laboratory


    In this course, students perform hands-on laboratory exercises that illustrate important biological concepts. Exercises include biochemical assays, gel electrophoresis, chromatography, dissection, and microscopic examination of specimens.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students must register for BIOL 121 - Bioscience I  or permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
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    BIOL 124 - Bioscience II Laboratory


    In this course, students perform hands-on laboratory exercises that illustrate important biological concepts. Exercises include biochemical assays, gel electrophoresis, chromatography, dissection, and microscopic examination of specimens.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BIOL 121 - Bioscience I  

    and

    BIOL 123 - Bioscience I Laboratory  

    Co-requisite: Students must register for BIOL 122 - Bioscience II  or permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
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    BIOL 130 - Anatomy and Physiology Concepts I


    This course analyzes the structure and function of cells, tissue, and organ systems. Focus is placed on the muscular, skeletal, and circulatory systems as they relate to human movement and homeostasis.  structure and physiology as well as the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students must also register for the corresponding lab, BIOL 132 - Anatomy and Physiology Concepts I Lab  



    Credits: 3







  
  
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    BIOL 132 - Anatomy and Physiology Concepts I Lab


    This laboratory course includes anatomical and histological studies, regional dissection of preserved pigs, experiments and demonstrations of principles underlying physiological processes, and extensive use of multimedia computer applications.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students must also register for BIOL 130 - Anatomy and Physiology Concepts I  or permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
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    BIOL 133 - Anatomy and Physiology Concepts II Lab


    This laboratory course includes anatomical and histological studies, regional dissection of preserved pigs, experiments and demonstrations of principles underlying physiological processes, and extensive use of multimedia computer applications.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students must also register for BIOL 131 - Anatomy and Physiology Concepts II  or permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
  
  
  
  
  
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    BIOL 253 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory


    Part II of BIOL 252. This laboratory course includes anatomical and histological studies, regional dissection of preserved cats, experiments and demonstrations of principles underlying physiological processes, and extensive use of multimedia computer applications.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students must also register for BIOL 251 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II  or permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
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    BIOL 260 - General Ecology


    This course studies the structural and functional aspects of ecosystems covering food chains, material cycling, limiting factors, populations, interactions, adaptations, succession, diversity, and world biomes. Fieldwork and competency in techniques for ecosystems analysis are stressed. WAC requirement includes keeping a log and field reports examined by the instructor and the writing center. As a social justice course, environmental issues relating to economic class, gender, religion, race, and ability are examined.  Time is allocated for connecting social justice to ecological concepts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students must also register for the corresponding lab, BIOL 261 - General Ecology Laboratory .



    Credits: 3







  
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    BIOL 261 - General Ecology Laboratory


    This hands-on, lab/field course develops comfort and competency in currently acceptable methods of environmental analysis and the applications of ecological principles in real-life situations, occasionally with experts in various fields.
    This course is primarily field trip oriented.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students must also register for BIOL 260 - General Ecology  or permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
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    BIOL 264 - Flora and Fauna of New England


    Extending from the Canadian border, south to Long Island sound, New England is the northernmost part of the United States. The six states that comprise the region-Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island-together cover 63,012 square miles. Five of the six states are coastal; New England’s coastline is more than 6100 miles long. Vermont is the only inland state; still, much of its western border is defined by 120 mile long Lake Champlain. New England is a region of high mountains, valleys, rolling plateaus, lakes, rivers, and seacoasts, an extremely varied landscape with a diverse flora and fauna and a unique land-use history. This course focuses on the flora and fauna of New England, especially the ever-changing force of New England and the six primary forest regions, in addition to the amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals found throughout New England.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BIOL 121 - Bioscience I   & BIOL 123 - Bioscience I Laboratory  

    and

    BIOL 122 - Bioscience II   & BIOL 124 - Bioscience II Laboratory  

    or

    BIOL 101 - Basic Concepts of Modern Biology   & BIOL 102 - Basic Concepts Laboratory  

    Co-requisite: Students must also register for the corresponding lab, BIOL 266 - Flora and Fauna of New England Laboratory  



    Credits: 3







  
  
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    BIOL 266 - Flora and Fauna of New England Laboratory


    This lab/field course is designed to apply the principles of plant recognition, their habitats, collection, and uses. Field trips to all major New England habitats are conducted; trips to arboretums and student-directed investigations are carried out.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Must register for BIOL 264 - Flora and Fauna of New England  or permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
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    BIOL 267 - Introductory Horticulture Laboratory


    This is a lab/field course designed for the hands-on application of the principles of plant propagation and care. Field trips to various horticultural facilities and computer applications of landscape design are included.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Must register for BIOL 265 - Introductory Horticulture  or permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
  
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    BIOL 271 - Plant Biology Laboratory


    This course is designed to orient students to work with plants in the lab and field. Many field trips are conducted to observe plants in ways, which illustrate the principles of plant biology. Student-directed lab/field experiences are employed to allow for ownership in one or more principles. Visits to Smith College and other arboretums are included.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students must register for BIOL 270 - Plant Biology  

    or

    permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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    BIOL 317 - General Microbiology Laboratory


    This one credit hour laboratory course is designed to accompany the lecture course 
    General Microbiology.  There are two primary portions of the course.  During the first 
    portion, laboratory safety and various basic techniques for the isolation, cultivation,
    identification, and quantitation of microorganisms will be introduced and skills in use of these techniques will be developed.  In the second portion of the course, students will practice the techniques they have learned to isolate and identify an unknown bacterium from a mixed culture.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: Students registered for BIOL 315 - General Microbiology  must register for BIOL 317 or have permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
  
  
  
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    BIOL 381 - Genetics Laboratory


    This course provides hands-on experience in the field of genetics.  Classical (Mendelian) genetic crosses, genetic mapping of disease  genes, and how genes are inherited in a population are shown using computer simulations.  Molecular methods are employed to understand recombinant technology and the molecular basis of genetics.  DNA fingerprinting, locating a specific gene in the genome, and the determination of 
    mutagenic substances are examples of modern experiments performed in the laboratory.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students must also register for BIOL 380 - Genetics  or permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
  
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    BIOL 409 - Research Methods in Cell Biology Laboratory


    This laboratory course emphasizes the methods of cell and molecular biology research. Topics include cell culture, DNA isolation and cloning, separation and identification of biology macromolecules, and data analysis and presentation.  Students design and execute an original research project.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Students must also register for BIOL 408 - Research Methods in Cell Biology  

    or

    permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
  
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    BIOL 421 - Cellular Physiology Laboratory


    Students perform laboratory exercises that elucidate the important concepts in cell physiology. They gain experience using current laboratory methods including enzyme assays, protein gel electrophoresis, chromatography, spectrophotometry and cell  
    fractionation.  

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students must also register for BIOL 420 - Cellular Physiology  

    or

    permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
  
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    BIOL 486 - Biology Internship / Field Experience


    The internship highlights academic study with a focus in biology or other related areas. It offers students the opportunity to testclassroom theory, align career goals, develop a professional outlook, improve communication skills, and deepen the understanding of the application of biological principles in a professional setting. Academic credit is dependent upon the number of hours spent at the internship aite. The course is for junior and senior biology and sports biology majors only.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BIOL and SBIO majors only



    Credits: 1-6








Business Management

  
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    BUSM 130 - Personal Finance


    This life skills course introduces students to a variety of topics, impacting students every day financial lives. Topics presented will assist students in making decisions regarding financial record-keeping, major asset purchases, budgeting, analysis of insurance decisions, investment alternatives, taxes, consumer borrowing and credit, retirement planning, trusts and wills. Aspects of personal financial planning stressed in this course will enable students to better manage their own funds.

    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 150 - Introduction to Business


    This is an introductory course that provides an overview of business and the role it plays in society. This course introduces students to the functional areas of business: accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing. Through surveying the structure of business and its external and internal environment, students gain a broad understanding of the business sector. There will be opportunities throughout the course to discuss current events in business and society as they apply to the topics being covered.

    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 210 - Principles of Accounting I


    This course emphasizes how financial statements communicate information about the business performance to internal and external users. The student is introduced to how to process and present financial information. Students learn how to record transactions, adjust balances and prepare financial statements for service and merchandise firms. Some elements of financial statements included are: cash, receivables, inventory and long-lived assets.  Concepts from this course are applied further in Principles of Accounting II.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 150 - Introduction to Business 



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 211 - Principles of Accounting II


    Accounting principles and practices from Accounting I are presented as they apply to the partnership and the corporate forms of business. The emphasis is on the analysis of accounting data as a decision-making tool in the areas of liabilities, taxation, capital stock, dividends and bond transactions. Financial statements and their components will be examined in detail. Automated accounting is integrated throughout the course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 210 - Principles of Accounting I  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 215 - Principles of Management


    This course covers the primary functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. A multipronged approach is used for the course. Students are exposed to foundation theories in order to gain an understanding of management concepts. Concepts from this course are applicable both in a student’s personal and professional life.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 150 - Introduction to Business 

    or

    permission of the Instructor.



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 220 - Introduction to Healthcare Management


    The goal of this course is to introduce students to the common considerations involved in the management of a health services organization. The course is designed to introduce students to basic concepts related to the organization, management, and operations of a healthcare oriented business.  Throughout the course, the unique aspects of managing a health services operation will be discussed.

    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 221 - Principles of Marketing


    This is an introductory course to the field of marketing. While a wide variety of topics are discussed in the course, particular attention is paid to the four basic elements of marketing: product, price, place, and promotion. In addition, the course highlights broader marketing domains such as the marketing concept, marketing research, consumer behavior, the product lifecycle, and services marketing.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 150 - Introduction to Business  

    or

    permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 230 - Concepts of Accounting


    This course introduces students to fundamental financial and managerial accounting topics.  The course seeks to provide students with an understanding of basic accounting terms, processes, statements, and the management applications of accounting concepts.  Emphasis will be placed on the use of accounting information for managerial decision-making within organizations.  This introductory course has been designed for non-business majors.

    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 240 - Health Care Finance


    This course will prepare future health care administrators for the responsibilities involved in managing a financially sound healthcare organization. Basic financial full capillary: concepts, processes, reports and financial statements are presented. This course covers the types of financial decisions healthcare administrators are likely to be involved with.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 220 - Introduction to Healthcare Management  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 250 - Business Communications


    This course is designed to acquaint the student with the importance of communication in the workplace. Using the text as a foundation, it explores the different types of communication used in business. The course will address a variety of communication methods, including written and oral expression. The last segment of the course highlights presentation techniques and tailoring an effective message to reach a desired audience.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ENGL 113 - College Writing I  

    and

    ENGL 114 - College Writing II  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 305 - Managerial Supervision


    This course deals with the concept of management skills in the area of supervision-setting objectives and accomplishing them through the efforts of others. The class time is primarily used to develop supervisory skills experientially.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 215 - Principles of Management  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 310 - Business Information Systems


    This course presents technologies used in today’s business environment. Collaborative tools and competitive advantage gained through their use will be demonstrated. Application, design and use of computerized information systems in the business environment to increase efficiency will be explored. Word processing, spreadsheet and database software will be used for business, problem-solving and decision-making.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 210 - Principles of Accounting I  

    and

    BUSM 211 - Principles of Accounting II  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 311 - Managerial and Cost Accounting


    This course explores the use of accounting information by managers to make decisions based upon a firm’s directives. Major topics covered include cost terms and methods, cost-volume profit analysis, profit planning, performance analysis, and capital budgeting decisions. Current best-practice software will be used extensively in this course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 210 - Principles of Accounting I 

    and

    BUSM 211 - Principles of Accounting II 



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 315 - Financial Management


    This course emphasizes basic decision-making tools and analytic processes employed by managers. Topics covered include areas such as financial analysis, business financing, equity valuation, and asset management. The course also explores modern financial theory and the financial analytical techniques important to business operations. Throughout the course, topics related to current financial events will be highlighted.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 210 - Principles of Accounting I  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 317 - Fund Development for Non Profits


    This course examines fund development for nonprofit organizations, specifically, the methods of writing grant proposals.  It focuses on the principles of fundraising, and the tools and techniques to be used in fundraising.  Methods of identifying potential funding sources, as well as the process of drawing up proposals and fundraising events are studied.  Some of the topics include; proposals and case statements, special events, foundation and corporate philanthropy, marketing and public relations events, government grant and contract programs, direct mail, and membership program, major gifts, and capital campaigns.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 150 - Introduction to Business  

    and

    YDEV 180 - Organization and Management of Youth Programs  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 318 - Advertising


    The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the principles of advertising and marketing communications. The course explores the many facets of current advertising practices such as creative message strategy, media planning, and scheduling. Through lectures and assignments, students examine the many areas of consideration that managers must address in developing successful marketing communication plans.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 221 - Principles of Marketing  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 320 - Financial Statement Analysis


    This course builds upon core accounting and finance concepts as it focuses on the effective analysis of financial statements. Topics include, but are not limited to, ratio, and profitability analysis, analysis of the balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows, forecasting, credit risk analysis, and earnings quality analysis. The course also examines the use of financial statement analysis in investment and credit decisions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 211 - Principles of Accounting II  

    and

    BUSM 315 - Financial Management  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 325 - Global Business Management


    The course introduces the theory, environment and practice of business in the context of an increasingly globalized economy.  Topics include: trade theory, cultural differences, international banking, logistics, and international economic and financial environments of the firm.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 150 - Introduction to Business  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 330 - Investment Analysis


    The course examines financial markets and the concept of risk and return. Course content includes topics such as modern portfolio theory, market efficiency, securities, stock valuation models, and options/future markets. The course also covers modern financial theory and the application of theories related to the pricing of financial assets. Throughout the semester, the capital markets and current financial events are discussed.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 210 - Principles of Accounting I  

    and

    BUSM 315 - Financial Management  

     



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 335 - Business Ethics


    This course is a study of ethical problems in business with a focus on managerial decisions involving ethical issues. Course topics include ethics concepts, personal integrity, individual conscience, organizational loyalty, responsibility, conflicts and impact on the decision-making process in business settings. Students will examine current ethical issues in the business environment. In addition, the course will allow students to explore approaches to resolving ethical dilemmas.

    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 340 - Small Business Management


    This course will present an overview of the world of small business management and entrepreneurism. It will give students the tools to plan and organize a small business and its marketing strategies for success. It will examine how to manage human resources and diversity; financial planning and control; purchasing, inventory, and quality control; risk management and government relations.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 150 - Introduction to Business  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 341 - Business Internship


    The field experience program in the student’s chosen concentration highlights academic study with a focus in business world activity. It offers students the opportunity to test classroom theory, align career goals, develop a professional outlook, improve communication skills, and deepen the understanding of the functions of business in the real world. Academic credit is dependent on the number of hours spent at the worksite per week. The course is for junior and senior business majors only. Proper paperwork must be completed by the student before credit is awarded.

    Credits: 3-6







  
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    BUSM 342 - Not-For-Profit Business Fieldwork Experience


    The field experience program in the student’s chosen concentration highlights academic study with a focus in the Not-For-Profit world activity.  It offers students the opportunities to test classroom theory, align career goals, develop a professional outlook, improve communication skills, and deepen the understanding of business in the real world of Not-For-Profits.  Academic credit is dependent on the number of hours spent at the worksite per week.  Proper paperwork must be completed by the student before credit is awarded.

    Credits: 3-6







  
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    BUSM 345 - Consumer Behavior


    The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the consumer decision-making process. Through lectures and assignments, students will examine how managers may use their understanding of consumer tendencies to develop successful marketing strategies. The course is designed to be both descriptive, and that theories and concepts are discussed, and application oriented, in that case studies, in class exercises, and class projects are utilized.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 221 - Principles of Marketing  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 347 - Marketing Research


    The course provides students a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of the marketing research process. Coverage of the course includes research design, quantitative and qualitative data collection, data analysis, and the interpretation of results. Students will be asked to complete a course project that will encompass the development and execution of a marketing research study.

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 221 - Principles of Marketing  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 350 - Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations


    This course focuses on the application of marketing theory and techniques used in the nonprofit sector, with emphasis on consumer/client behavior, public relations, product/service development, pricing, and advertising.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 221 - Principles of Marketing  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 351 - Organizational Behavior


    This course focuses on the study of how human behavior within an organization impacts organizational effectiveness. The course examines topics such as team performance, leadership, ethics, role structure, conference, motivation, and organizational design.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 215 - Principles of Management  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 352 - Accounting for Not-For-Profit Agencies


    This course provides students with the accounting tools required to manage a non-profit business. Major emphasis is on fund accounting concepts with the major concentration upon financial statements and their use in accounting management. The preparation and use of budgets and the impact of legislative actions are also covered.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 210 - Principles of Accounting I  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 353 - Income Taxes


    This course will examine the Internal Revenue Code pertaining to individual income taxes.  An emphasis will be the identification and analysis of issues that carry tax implications for taxpayers.  Topics include determination of taxable income, deductions and exemptions, accounting records, returns, computation of taxes and tax planning.  The subject matter will reflect the most recent tax law changes.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 210 - Principles of Accounting I  

    or

    permission of the instructor.



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 355 - Federal Income tax


    This course will examine the Internal Revenue Code pertaining to individual income taxes. An emphasis of the course will be the identification and analysis of issues that carry tax implications for taxpayers. Topics include determination of taxable income, deductions and exemptions, accounting records, returns, computation of taxes and tax planning. The subject matter will reflect the most recent tax law changes.

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 211 - Principles of Accounting II  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 360 - Statistics for Business and Economics


    This is an introductory-level course in basic statistics relating to the business and economic environment that integrates computer techniques and applications. The course will cover many basic topics including the following: methods of descriptive statistics, measures of central tendencies, basic probability rules, probability distributions, hypothesis testing and regression analysis.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MATH 115 - College Algebra  or its equivalent.



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 361 - Intermediate Accounting I


    This course is designed to broaden and strengthen the foundations and skills acquired any introductory accounting courses. Accounting principles are analyzed and applied to the preparation of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. An in-depth examination of cash, short-term investments, receivables, and inventories is presented. Additional topics include time value of money concepts, financial disclosures, related party transactions, subsequent events, ethical obligations, and global awareness in the accounting field.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 211 - Principles of Accounting II  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 362 - Intermediate Accounting II


    This course is a continuation of BUSM 361 and explores additional topics involving the preparation and use of financial information. Emphasis is on examining the following balance sheet accounts; property, plant and equipment, intangible assets, investments, current and long-term liabilities, and the owners equity section of the balance sheet. Additional topics addressed include leases, pensions, income, tax allocation, accounting changes, and errors and corrections. Further consideration is given to analysis and interpretation of financial statements.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 361 - Intermediate Accounting I  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 365 - Sales and Selling


    The course examines the role of the sales process in current business. The study is made of the components that make up the selling process from the early stages of the sale through closing the sale. Students analyze the importance of relationship selling to ensure long-term success. Assignments and in class exercises are utilized in order to allow students to better comprehend the principal after patience of selling. In addition, the issues involved in managing a sales force are addressed.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 221 - Principles of Marketing  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 367 - Special Topics in Finance


    This special topics course will cover various topics related to the finance major. Possible topics include; insurance and risk management, financial markets and institutions, international finance, and real estate finance.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 315 - Financial Management  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 370 - Electronic Commerce


    The course explores the effective use of technology and marketing of goods and services. The course highlights the rapidly evolving world of Internet marketing and strategies firms can use to utilize Internet as an effective marketing tool. Students gain insights and skills necessary to integrate the various functions of management with new electronic technologies and media. The course cover such topics as commercial payment systems, social media tools, website design and Internet advertising.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 150 - Introduction to Business  

    and

    BUSM 221 - Principles of Marketing  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 372 - Services Business Managing and Marketing


    This course examines marketing fundamentals and strategies for service organizations.  The course will address a wide array of service marketing issues including: the elements of service quality, buyer behavior, managing the service encounter, the pricing of services, effective communication strategies for service organizations, the management of service employees, service blueprinting, marketing research concepts for services, and service error recovery strategies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 221 - Principles of Marketing  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 375 - Entrepreneurial Studies


    This course covers the theoretical and practical considerations involved in new business ventures.  In this course, a wide variety range of topics are examined, including: financing operations, personnel management, opportunity recognition, wealth creation, the economics of entrepreneurialism, and entrepreneurial success strategies. The creation of new business organizations and the use of innovative capabilities as tools to create economic value and wealth are also studied.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 210 - Principles of Accounting I  

    or

    permission of the instructor.



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 379 - Human Resource Management


    This course examines the responsibilities of human resource managers or managers to perform the personnel functions. The course content includes work analysis, staffing, training and development, appraisal, compensation, union relations, communication, motivation, and legislation. Contemporary topics covered are employee recognition, employee assistance programs, burnout, and sexual harassment.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 215 - Principles of Management  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 388 - Special Topics in Business


    This course presents a variety of traditional and contemporary topics in business management. It provides a detailed and comprehensive analysis of an issue or problem-past, present, and future-that impacts upon society and the business community.

    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 410 - Intermediate Finance


    The course examines financial decision-making in theory and practice. The course explores the application of financial theory in order to address practical business problems. Institutional aspects of the financial world are also illuminated during the semester. Course topics include: the time value of money, capital budgeting, financial statement analysis, asset valuation, the valuation of the firm, portfolio theory, capital structure, dividend policy, long-term financing, and issues of corporate control.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 315 - Financial Management  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 425 - Marketing Management


    This course emphasizes the understanding navigation of modern marketing series. In this capstone course, marketing strategy is emphasized. The course is designed to provide the opportunity for critical analysis of real marketing problems. Course assignments. Allow students to apply marketing knowledge and develop their decision-making skills. The course generally features case study, group projects, and simulations.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 221 - Principles of Marketing  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 430 - Business Data Analysis


    This course examines statistical mathematical principles for use in business and economics.  Attention is given to problem solving through mathematical notation, techniques and computer applications.  Understanding of the mathematical principles and application to the strategy of management decision-making is accomplished through case preparations.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MATH 115 - College Algebra  or higher.



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 440 - Quantitative Methods


    This course helps students apply certain mathematical principles for use in business and economics. Much attention is given to problem-solving so that students gain experience with mathematical notation, techniques, and computer applications. Understanding of the mathematical principles and applications to the strategy of management decision-making may also be accomplished through case preparations.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 360 - Statistics for Business and Economics  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 450 - Auditing


    This course will emphasize concept and principles which will enable the student to gain an understanding of the rationale and environment of auditing and assurance. Included will be an overview of the public accounting profession, with special attention to audit planning and standards for various business processes. Key concepts include basic knowledge of risk assessment, internal controls, statistical and nine statistical sampling, legal liability, and professional conduct.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 362 - Intermediate Accounting II  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 460 - Advanced Accounting


    This course will examine in detail accounting topics beyond those presented in Intermediate Accounting courses. Specifically, this course examines; business combinations, consolidations, accounting for international operations, and government and nonprofit accounting. Emphasis is placed on the reporting and disclosure is necessary in each situation.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 362 - Intermediate Accounting II   



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 475 - Advanced Entrepreneurship


    This course examines the complex theories and skills of the entrepreneurial processes and outcomes.  Course content includes the creation of organization and integration of innovative capabilities, the behavioral experiences and processes of entrepreneurship, the reasons and causes of business failures, and the rates of return produced by successful entrepreneurship.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 210 - Principles of Accounting I  

    BUSM 315 - Financial Management  

    and 

    BUSM 375 - Entrepreneurial Studies  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 478 - Business Law


    This course explores basic legal principles germane to business. Topics addressed in the course include items such as contracts, negotiable instruments, business organization, consumer law, and antitrust law. Examples and case studies from business, nonprofit, health agencies, and professional sports are utilized.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 150 - Introduction to Business  



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 480 - Corporate Social Responsibility


    This course examines the complex interactions between business society and the initiatives taken by business to resolve these issues. Students learn about the significance of developing an ethical perspective and using stakeholder analysis to integrate business strategy with social issues strategy.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 150 - Introduction to Business  

    and

    BUSM 225

    or

    permission of the instructor.



    Credits: 3







  
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    BUSM 492 - Strategic Management


    This course is the capstone course of the business management degree. As such, this course requires students to integrate and expand upon previously mastered business and managerial functional disciplines. The highlight of the course, is a computer-generated business simulation where groups of students are required to perform managerial decision-making tasks in a competitive setting. Elements of strategic planning theory and long-term financial planning are covered in the course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Completion of all other business core courses

    or

    permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 3








Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 101 - Chemistry Survey


    This is an overview of the essential principles of general, organic, and biological chemistry, including the structure and behavior of atoms and molecules, an introduction to organic compounds, and the biomedical basis of physiology, bioenergetics, and nutrition.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students must also register for the corresponding lab, CHEM 102 - Chemistry Survey Laboratory  



    Credits: 3







  
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    CHEM 102 - Chemistry Survey Laboratory


    This laboratory course is designed to complement and illustrate the principles and applications of the Chemistry Survey course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students must also register for CHEM 101 - Chemistry Survey  or permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1







  
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    CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I


    This is the first semester of a year long course in chemistry for science and allied  
    health majors.  Topics covered this semester include: atomic and molecular structure,    
    quantitative chemistry, solution reactions, energy, quantum chemistry, bonding, and the properties of gases, liquids and solids.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    High school chemistry.

    Co-requisite: Students must also register for the corresponding lab, CHEM 123 - General Chemistry I Laboratory , unless previously taken.



    Credits: 3







  
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    CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II


    This is the second semester of a year long course in chemistry for science and allied 
    health majors.  Topics covered include: thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acids 
    and bases, electrochemistry, coordination complexes and nuclear chemistry.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CHEM 121. Co-requisite: Students must also register for CHEM 124 - General Chemistry II Laboratory , unless previously taken.



    Credits: 3







 

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