Apr 25, 2024  
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Business Management

  
  • 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








  
  • 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








  
  • 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








  
  • 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








  
  • 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








  
  • 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








  
  • 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








  
  • 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








  
  • BUSM 478 - Business Law


    This course examines legal principles and their application to business. Topics covered may include contract law, negotiable instruments, tort liability, business organizations, consumer law, employment and labor law, intellectual property law, cybercrime, environmental and financial regulation. Ethical issues in management are incorporated throughout the course. Current cases and examples are used from a variety of industries.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BUSM 150 - Introduction to Business  

    and Junior or Senior standing (60 credits minimum)



    Credits: 3








  
  • 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








  
  • 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

  
  • 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








  
  • 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








  
  • 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








  
  • 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








  
  • CHEM 123 - General Chemistry I Laboratory


    This is a laboratory course designed to illustrate the principles and applications of General Chemistry.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students registered for CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I  must register for CHEM 123 or permission of the instructor.



    Credits: 1








  
  • CHEM 124 - General Chemistry II Laboratory


    This is a laboratory course designed to illustrate the principles and applications of General Chemistry.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: Students must register for CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II  or have permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1








  
  
  
  • CHEM 222 - Organic Chemistry II


    Part II of CHEM 221. This is an introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds, emphasizing the theoretical concepts of structure and mechanisms and the reactions of fundamental functional groups.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CHEM 221 - Organic Chemistry I  

    Co-requisite: Students must also register for CHEM 224 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory  



    Credits: 3








  
  • CHEM 223 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory


    The laboratory assignments in this course integrate the attainment of skill in standard laboratory techniques with extensive use of modern instrumentation such as IR, UV, NMR, and VPC.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students registered for CHEM 221 - Organic Chemistry I  must register for CHEM 223 or have permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1








  
  • CHEM 224 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory


    The laboratory assignments in this course integrate the attainment of skill in standard laboratory techniques with extensive use of modern instrumentation such as IR, UV, NMR, and VPC.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: Students registered for CHEM 222 - Organic Chemistry II  must register for CHEM 224 or permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 1








  
  
  
  
  • CHEM 342 - Analytical Chemistry Laboratory


    This lab course provides experience in the methods and techniques of quantitative analysis covered in CHEM 341.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CHEM 341 - Analytical Chemistry  or concurrently

    or

    permission of Instructor.



    Credits: 2








  
  
  
  • CHEM 486 - Chemistry Internship


    The internship provides real-world experience in the various fields of chemistry, such as analytical, organic, inorganic, instrumental and/or environmental chemistry. Specialized laboratory procedures and/or instrumentation found in the respective area of chemistry in a professional setting are explored. Scientific research may be included in the laboratory experience. In addition to obtaining labotatory skills students gain professional workplace experience. Academic credit is awarded based on the number of hours sent at the internship site.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CHEM, BIOL and SBIO majors only.



    Credits: 1-3









Communication Disorders

  
  • CMDS 101 - Introduction to Communication Disorders


    This course presents a survey of theprocesses of communication sciences anddisorders of children and adults, includingfluency, voice, aphasia, articulation and
    language disorders. Students are introduced to various aspects of the professions of
    speech-language pathology and audiology andthe types of clients served by their practice.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CMDS 239 - Understanding Deafness and Hearing Loss


    This course familiarizes the student with multiple aspects involved in the diagnosis, remediation, and acceptance of hearing loss. The course clearly differentiates the issues of hearing impaired from those of the deaf. Age of onset, familial history, enculturation, as well as specific scientific and academic issues are addressed in this course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CMDS 101 - Introduction to Communication Disorders 



    Credits: 3








  
  • CMDS 259 - Clinical Phonetics


    This course is used to familiarize the student with the anatomy and physiology of vowels and consonants of the English language. Students learn broad transcription of spoken language and how to recognize dialectal variance as well as variance arising from a variety of medically disabling conditions. Students are introduced to manner and place theory of articulation and are presented with laboratory experiences in which they are given transcription tapes to analyze.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CMDS 101 - Introduction to Communication Disorders 



    Credits: 3








  
  • CMDS 273 - Introduction to Linguistics


    This course is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the field of linguistics, an understanding of what language is, how it is structured, and how it works. Students will increase their metalinguistic skills and learn to observe, analyze and reflect on their own linguistic behavior and the behavior of those around them. Class format will include lecture, discussion, and problem solving.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CMDS 353 - Anatomy and Physiology of Speech/Hearing Mechanisms


    This course is designed to study specific structures of the head and neck regions and their interrelation to respiration, phonation, articulation, and sound reception. The student examines the intricate processes involved in the physical aspects of the human communication process.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CMDS 101 - Introduction to Communication Disorders 



    Credits: 3








  
  • CMDS 355 - Introduction to Audiology


    This is an introduction to the profession of audiology. The education and training requirements to become an audiologist are presented. Theories of hearing, clinical testing instrumentation, and assistive devices are explored in detail. Students administer basic hearing tests and explore audiogram interpretation. Off-site observations are required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CMDS 101 - Introduction to Communication Disorders 



    Credits: 3








  
  • CMDS 363 - Speech and Hearing Science


    This course provides students in the Communication Disorders concentration with a broad overview of the field of linguistics. The student gains an understanding of what language is, how it is structured, and how it works.  Students increase their metalinguistic skills and learn to reflect on their own linguistic behavior and the behavior of those around them.  Students observe and analyze linguistic behavior. Class format includes lecture, discussion and problem solving.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CMDS 101 - Introduction to Communication Disorders 



    Credits: 3








  
  • CMDS 368 - Articulation and Phonological Disorders


    This course familiarizes students with the speech articulation process involved in the production of standard American English, the intricacies of connecting sounds to produce meaningful speech, as well as causes and outcomes of disorders of phonology. The student learns to evaluate phonologic disorders and plan the remediation thereof.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CMDS 101 - Introduction to Communication Disorders 

    and

    CMDS 259 - Clinical Phonetics 



    Credits: 3








  
  • CMDS 433 - The Deaf Community and Culture


    This course is an examination of two major aspects of deafness including the history of deaf people and the community and culture of deaf people. The history is a survey of people and events that have influenced persons who are deaf from earliest recorded history to the present. The concepts of community and culture in general and as they relate to the deaf community and deaf culture are examined.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    RHDS 378 - Introduction to Manual Communication/Issues of Deaf Culture 



    Credits: 3








  
  • CMDS 456 - Language Acquisition and Development


    This course provides an overview of the normal language acquisition and development process throughout the life span, with particular emphasis on birth through school age. The interrelationships among linguistic, neurophysical, cognitive, social, and cultural factors as they affect language acquisition are discussed. The student becomes familiar with various theories of language acquisition, the rule systems of the English language, stages of language development, and techniques for collecting and analyzing a language sample.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CMDS 101 - Introduction to Communication Disorders 

    and

    CMDS 273 - Introduction to Linguistics 



    Credits: 3








  
  • CMDS 457 - Clinical Procedures for Communication Disorders


    This course is an introduction to the professions of speech/language pathology and audiology. Management issues related to the clinical process, as well as ethical practices, are introduced and developed. The course topics include: the referral process, the clinical interview, therapy procedures, counseling concurrent with clinical service, and report writing and formats.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CMDS 462 - Aural Rehabilitation


    This course introduces students to thehabilitation and rehabilitation of adults and
    children who are deaf or hard of hearing.Assessment and therapy procedures related to auditory training, speechreading, assistivetechnology, speech/language/communication facilitation,, hearing aid training, andcochlear implant therapy are taught. Educational management, counseling strategies and consultation models are presented.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CMDS 101 - Introduction to Communication Disorders 

    and

    CMDS 355 - Introduction to Audiology 



    Credits: 3








  
  • CMDS 483 - Language Disorders in Children


    Topics include etiology, diagnosis, evaluation, cultural differences, and treatment of children with language disorders.  Clinical case material is discussed and analyzed.  Introduction to diagnostic tools and evaluations/methodology.  Basic theoretical constructs pertaining to the treatment of the language-impaired populations from birth through high school.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CMDS 456 - Language Acquisition and Development 



    Credits: 3








  
  
  • CMDS 656 - Language Acquisition and Development


    This course provides an overview of the normal language acquisition and development process throughout the life span, with particular emphasis on birth through school age. The interrelationships among linguistic, neurophysical, cognitive, social, and cultural factors as they affect language acquisition are discussed. The student becomes familiar with various theories of language acquisition, the rule systems of the English language, stages of language development, and techniques for collecting and analyzing a language sample.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CMDS 683 - Language Disorders in Children


    Topics include etiology, diagnosis,evaluation, cultural differences, andtreatment of children with languagedisorders. Clinical case material isdiscussed and analyzed. Introductionto diagnostic tools and evaluations/methodology. Basic theoreticalconstructs pertaining to the treatmentof the language-impaired populationsfrom birth through high school.

    Credits: 3









Communications/Sports Journalism

  
  • COMM 120 - Introduction to Journalism


    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of writing the news story, covering events, interviewing, and gathering information from a variety of sources. The emphasis is on writing for newspapers.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 130 - Broadcast Writing


    This course serves as a partner course with COMM 120, the Introduction to Journalism course, to teach COSJ majors both styles of writing in the communications field.  It is a precursor to the Radio and Television Journalism courses taken later.  The instructor teaches the techniques used in both radio and television script writing.  The students also utilize a computer software program entitled Final Draft in the 
    construction of the different scripts.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 134 - Introduction to Communication


    In this course, students examine key communication concepts and examine how they function in group, organizational, social/public, cultural, and mass communication contexts. Some of the concepts students study via reading, writing, discussion, and experiential assignments include communication theory, perception, language, verbal and nonverbal messages, channels, and relationships.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 207 - Desktop Writing and Publishing


    This course teaches students to write and design documents in a desktop publishing environment. Students learn how to create and design a variety of communications using a common desktop publishing program. Particular type, graphics used in creating desktop publishing materials, and the emerging convention of electronic writing are covered. Particular attention is paid to principles of document design and the effective use of fonts, type, and graphics.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 208 - Newspaper Design and Production


    In this course, students are introduced tothe fundamental theories of layout, grid
    systems, typography, color, and use ofphotography for newspapers. Students develop editorial and design skills through study and execution of various newspaper designproblems.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 211 - Sports Information


    This course examines the basic fundamentals needed to implement a program in sports information, publicity, and promotions on the college level. Preparation of news releases; local features; hometown features; publication of programs and brochures; statistical breakdowns; dealing with local, regional, and national press; and the promotion of specific events, teams, and individuals are included.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 212 - Sports Writing


    This course introduces the student to the practice, ethics, history, and business of writing sports for newspapers. Students write the kinds of stories that appear in daily American sports sections, read and analyze samples of the best sports journalism, and study the historical development of the sports section in American newspapers.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 219 - TV/Digital Journalism


    This course examines the methods and techniques of television broadcasting.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 224 - Advanced Journalism


    This course requires the student to function as a professional print-medium reporter. The student generates weekly story ideas and/or is assigned a story by the editorial staff of the Springfield Student and the instructor. The student researches, interviews sources, and writes the story to meet the newspaper’s deadline. Students write a minimum of ten full-length stories per semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    COMM 120 - Introduction to Journalism 



    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 225 - Internet Journalism


    The purpose of this class is to provide a broader education in the journalism/professional media field, and to offer students a better understanding of mass communication in society, through the field of internet journalism. A relatively new disciple and one that is evolving before our eyes, internet journalism adds a true multimedia approach to the skills of traditional journalism. Students will create multimedia packages of their own, incorporating the written word with photos, audio and video files.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 229 - Radio / Audio Journalism


    This is the introductory course to radio broadcast journalism.  Students learn the different aspects of creating audio segments to be aired on a radio station.  The class utilizes the proper equipment found in the industry and eventually produces a newscast for WSCB-FM, the school radio station.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 230 - Video Editing


    In this course, students are introduced toadvanced non-linear video editing techniques. Students focus on the amount of work andvaried skills needed to produce professional level videos. Besides the final editing,students create the project ideas, write the scripts, lay out both video and audiostoryboards, and record the video and audio.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    COMM 219 - TV/Digital Journalism 



    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 234 - Student Newspaper Practicum


    This course is designed to provide students with practical experience in writing, editing, headline writing, and layout of a student newspaper. Each student receives a varied weekly assignment from the editor-in-chief of the College’s student newspaper. This course may be repeated up to a maximum of eight semester hours.

    Credits: 1








  
  • COMM 235 - Student Media Practicum


    This course is designed to provide students with practical experience in one area of student-run media such as the TV and radio outlets, excluding the student newspaper. Each student receives a varied weekly assignment pertaining to the chosen media outlet. The course may be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credit hours.

    Credits: 1








  
  • COMM 239 - Introduction to Public Relations


    This class provides a basic introduction to the foundations of public relations, using hands-on activities and assignments. Class will explore history, ethics, and practices of the industry, as well as studying the growth and future of the business. In addition, students will study structure and guidelines for public-relations specific writing, with an eye on persuasive rhetoric as it pertains to researching and helping to shape opinions and attitudes. Students will do this in print, video, and online via social media.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 245 - Web and Multimedia Design


    This course prepares students to present information and stories on the Internet.  Students develop a practical understanding of this journalistic genre, and experiment with innovative writing styles and storytelling techniques that take advantage of the multimedia presentation capabilities of the Internet.  Students learn a basic knowledge of the software and other tools utilized in the production of news for the Internet.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 252 - Sports Broadcasting


    This course introduces students to the fieldof sports journalism on radio and television. Students utilize the equipment from each area to produce both in the field and in thestudio production assignments. Manydifferent aspects of sports broadcasting arecovered, including interview techniques,highlight package construction and sportstalk shows.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 260 - The Press in America


    This course traces the development and role of mass media in America, focusing particularly on the role of a free press in a democracy. Print, electronic, and film media are studied.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 288 - Special Topics in Journalism


    The material covered in this course varies from year to year. It includes topics geared to provide a broader education in the journalism/professional media field and to offer students a better understanding of mass communication in society. Topics offered include, but are not limited to, media ethics and law, media history, mass communication theory, and women, minorities, and mass media.

    May fulfill General Education category literature if a student completes a waiver application.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 301 - Media, Sport and Culture


    This course analyzes the role of theworldwide sports media in reflecting andshaping the culture of sport. Examining both historical and contemporary sources, students study the impact of racism, sexism, politics, and economics on the production of sportsmedia texts.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 310 - Media Law and Ethics


    This course investigates the legal framework that the U.S. mass media business operates under in relation to the controls that thegovernment has enacted. Students examine the different areas of law and legal precedence.This involves court cases, both nationally and regionally, governmental offices anddecrees, and self-controls performed by the different forms of the media.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 319 - Advanced Television Production


    Students write, shoot, edit, and produce bi-weekly news programs for campus televisionstation SCTV3.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 320 - Television and Society


    This course involves an examination of the U.S. television industry, the programs that are broadcast daily over the airwaves and the impact said programs have on U.S. society and culture.  Starting from the early days of the 1950’s, the course scrutinizes several different genres of shows that have appeared on American television and how these productions have altered and shaped the lives of their viewers.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 325 - Journalistic Ethics


    This course provides students with asunderstanding of the ethical dilemmas faced
    by journalists. Topics include: fairness and accuracy, conflicts of interest, the right to
    privacy, the use of confidential sources, the use of deception to uncover truth, the roleof public figures, the responsible coverage of tragedy, source/reported relationships,and the conflict between getting it first andgetting it right.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 350 - Advanced Radio Production and Broadcast Management


    This course involves a two-part studyprogram. First, students examine thedifferent levels of broadcast management andeconomics of the various companies, conglomerates and small businesses that exist in the industry. Secondly, students complete a multifaceted and rigorous training inradio/audioproduction/reporting.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    COMM 219 - TV/Digital Journalism 

    or

    COMM 229 - Radio / Audio Journalism 



    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 384 - Practicum in Sports Journalism


    This practicum provides students with professional experience in sports broadcasting, sports writing, and sports information.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of the Humanities Department Internship Coordinator.



    Credits: 2








  
  • COMM 386 - Journalism Internship


    This course provides an opportunity for students to work on an individual basis with a professor in the field of journalism. Students may be assigned to a newspaper or magazine office or to a radio station or television studio on a full-time basis for the equivalent of one term. Only six semester hours of graduate credit can be accumulated.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of the Humanities Department Internship Coordinator.



    Credits: 3-12








  
  • COMM 388 - Special Topics in Journalism


    Varies by semester.

    Credits: 3








  
  • COMM 482 - Seminar in Mass Communications


    Selected topics in American and international mass communications are assigned. The subject of the seminar may vary from year to year.

    Credits: 3









Community Youth Development

  
  • CYDL 185 - Adolescent Development in Context


    Cross-cultural and historical perspectives on adolescence and biases regarding youth are explored in order to examine the issues of adolescence in the context of an ever-changing world.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CYDL 210 - Alternative Theories in Youth Development


    This course is designed to provide the students with the historical view of youth work in the United States and an understanding of theories of youth work, such as the principles of youth work in the context of community. The students conduct a critical analysis of local, national, and international youth worker movements and community development projects that are responsive, inclusive, and culturally sensitive to the role youth workers play in facilitating the positive development of our youth.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CYDL 251 - Special Topics


    This course provides an opportunity for students to do an in-depth analysis on specific human services topics. The analysis will include looking at the issues from historical and cultural perspectives. The issues reviewed are developed by the instructor in collaboration with the class.

    Credits: 1-3








  
  • CYDL 310 - Transformative Cross-Culture Youth Leadership


    This course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to compare and contrast transformative with non-transformative models of youth leadership development in the context of communities. The students examine, analyze and reflecton how personal identities as leaders and leadership practice have been influenced by the models of transformational leadership introduced in the course.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CYDL 330 - Group Project in Community Development and Change 1


    Group Project 1 providesthe opportunity fordirect involvement in a community-based action research project. Working in small groups, students develop group protocols and responsibilities. In partnership with members of the community, student groups work on understanding the strengths, challenges, and possibilities of the community while designing possible strategies to address community-identified issue(s). Student groups are responsible for submitting a formal research proposal for the work to be continued in Group Project 2 and 3.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permalink



    Credits: 4








  
  • CYDL 331 - Group Project in Community Development and Change 2


    Group Project 2 focuses on implementation of the project by the students working collaboratively with the community-based organizations and individuals. Group responsibilities include data collection, preliminary analysis of data, and mobilization of available community networks, resources, and stakeholders toward actively addressing a community-identified issue(s). Groups are responsible for submitting an updated research paper for the work to be continued in Project 3.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permalink



    Credits: 4








  
  • CYDL 332 - Group Project in Community Development and Change 3


    The third course in the Group Project sequence focuses on evaluation, documentation, and oral presentation of the group project. The course requires students to produce a written final report that assess the impact of the group project on the participants and the community. There is a formal group presentation of project findings to faculty and community partner(s).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permalink



    Credits: 4








  
  • CYDL 340 - Building Competencies in Community Youth Work


    Community youth development and leadership work involves special challenges that require unique skills and understanding. This course gives students the opportunity to explore the skills and knowledge needed to build the competencies required to work effectively with youth. Through readings from the course reader, case studies, classroom discussions, group experiential exercises, and videos, students are introduced to best practices in youth work.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CYDL 391 - Independent Study I


    Responding to changing currents in the field of human services, this course explores a topic of contemporary relevance. The course provides an introduction to the fundamental issues presented by the course topic.

    Credits: 1-3








  
  • CYDL 420 - Counseling Youth


    This course provides an introduction to counseling work with youth. Individual, group, family, peer and multisystemic counseling models found to be effective with adolescents are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the importance of considering the adolescents’ gender, ethnic/racial background, family structure, economic status, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, etc. when designing counseling interventions.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CYDL 486 - Internship


    The internship is a course of practical study through placement in a work experience in a community service agency with a focus in community youth development and leadership. Acceptable internship settings provide the student with an opportunity to develop new skills or work with a new problem or population. Under close supervision, students acquire experience in providing direct service to consumers and learn how agencies function. Credit hours awarded will vary depending on hours of internship performed at the chosen agency.

    Credits: 3-12









Computer and Information Sciences

  
  • CISC 103 - Studio in Computer Graphics


    This is an introductory course that focuses on the technology of computer graphics. Each student has the opportunity to explore a number of graphic software programs, utilizing several computer systems. With the software programs employed, students are able to draw, paint, design, and create web pages of almost unlimited possibilities. No previous computer experience is necessary. A strong sense of design and drawing ability are keys for success in this course. Cross-listed with ARTS 103.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CISC 105 - Introduction to Computer Concepts


    This course emphasizes computer literacy and competency and provides a foundation for more specialized areas of computer science. The development of computer hardware is studied to gain an understanding of what a computer is and how it functions. Computer skills are developed through practical experiences with widely used operating systems, word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CISC 115 - Microcomputer Applications


    This course covers microcomputer applications software within an integrated development environment designed for office productivity.  Emphasis is placed upon the design of spreadsheets, graphs, databases, and professional reports and presentations.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CISC 120 - Introduction to Programming using Mobile Technology


    This course is an introduction to the exciting world of developing apps for mobile and tablet devices.  Course content is designed for those who have some or limited programming experience that want to gain knowledge and skills to develop mobile solutions in this growing technology segment.  Students will create applications for a mobile computing device platform and testing will be done using a software emulator.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CISC 125 - Data Analysis Using R


    This course is an introduction to the free and open-source statistical programming language R.  The course begins with the basic syntax and consideration of the major data structures in R.  It goes on to consider statistical functions and selected elementary programming tools of R including conditionals, loops, and recursion.  Finally, plotting and data visualization are considered.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CISC 165 - Visual Programming Concepts


    This is an introductory course emphasizing object-oriented programming where students will design, code, debug and test programs within the Microsoft Visual Studio.NET Integrated Development Environment (IDE).  Use of .NET components such as form, label, text box, button, radio button, checkbox, list box, combo box and objects and events coding are covered.  Core programming concepts such as variables, data types, conditional, iteration structures, iteration structures, arrays, and lists will be introduced and used throughout the course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CISC 105 - Introduction to Computer Concepts  

    or

    permission of the instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
  • CISC 175 - Introduction to Computer Science with C++


    This course is designed to provide a basis for the technical aspects of computer science. The course begins with a study of the functional units and components of a computer system and proceeds to use basic mathematical skills to reduce problems to a form appropriate for solution on the computer. Emphasis is placed on a study of the various aspects of structured programming and the problem-solving process, including problem specification, organization, and maintenance with the use of the programming language C++.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CISC 105 - Introduction to Computer Concepts  

    or

    permission of the instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
  • CISC 202 - Computer Animation


    This course provides the student with an in-depth study of the creation of computer animation. Each student has the opportunity to develop animated pieces from initial conception to final animation, and then developing it for the web. Students use a variety of two-dimensional software and develop skills in story boarding and interactivity.

    Credits: 3








  
  • CISC 210 - Fundamentals of Operating Systems


    This course studies the organization of computer software systems, principles of operating systems, batch, multiprogramming, multiprocessing and time-sharing systems, addressing techniques, storage management, file systems design, and user-related services.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
  • CISC 255 - Data Communications and Distributed Processing


    This course involves the study of basic features of centralized, decentralized, and distributed computer systems. Selected case studies emphasize the impact of distributed systems on the business enterprise. Technological implications of computer hardware, software, and communications as they relate to the design, development, and implementation of distributed data processing systems are also examined.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CISC 235 - Computer Logic Design  



    Credits: 3








  
  • CISC 275 - Data Structures Using C++


    This course deals with the study of the representations, manipulations, implementations, and applications of data structures such as arrays, records, sets, files, stacks, queues, linear and linked lists, trees, and graphs through techniques such as sorting, pointers, and hashing. Use of the computer is required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CISC 175 - Introduction to Computer Science with C++  



    Credits: 3








  
  • CISC 280 - Object-Oriented Programming with Java


    This course deals with a study of object-oriented programming principles using the programming language, Java. Both Java applications and applets are designed. Specific topics include Java primitive data types, Java control structures, methods, event-driven programming, designing graphical user interfaces, graphics and sound, threading and multithreading.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Previous programming experience is required, preferably in C or C++.

    CISC 175 - Introduction to Computer Science with C++  is preferred 

    or

    permission of the instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
  • CISC 315 - Database Development and Management


    This course introduces the student to the basic principles of applications program development in a database environment. Special emphasis is placed on loading, modifying, and querying the database using a host language. Also discussed are various storage devices, data administration, and database management.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of the instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
  • CISC 316 - Advanced Database Development and Management


    This course deals with a study of advanced concepts of database development using standardized structured query language (SQL) for relational database management systems. Specific topics include developing skills in using ORACLE SQL PLUS which extends the capabilities of the standard SQL language for database development and management, and learning fundamental skills in building database applications using ORACLE PL/SQL programming language.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Previous programming experience is required.

    CISC 315 - Database Development and Management  



    Credits: 3








  
  • CISC 320 - Systems Analysis and Software Design


    This course introduces students to the financial, technical, and strategic aspects of computer information systems analysis and design. Emphasis is on the relationship between computer information systems planning processes and overall business goals, policies, plans, management style, and the industry condition. Particular emphasis is placed on the discussion of the means of selecting large systems projects; assessing the installation’s current state; determining processing, staffing, software, hardware, and financing needs.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CISC 115 - Microcomputer Applications  

    and

    CISC 215 - COBOL and File Processing  



    Credits: 3








 

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