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    1. Accounting

    2. ACTG 120 - Personal Finance

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This course provides a foundation in the basic principles of financial planning and gives a brief introduction of more advanced personal financial planning topics. Budgeting, taxes, consumer credit, insurance, investments and estate planning will be discussed. Offered Fall, Spring, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    1. Business Administration

    2. BADM 110 - Legal and Ethical Environment of Business I (Business Law I)

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This course is an introduction to the origins, framework, and concepts of legal and ethical environment of business with emphasis on contracts and business organizations, including partnerships, corporations, limited liability and the law of agency. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    3. BADM 111 - Legal and Ethical Enviornment of Business II (Business Law II)

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This course covers the law of sales, commercial transactions and the Uniform Commercial Code as well as ethical implications. Additional topics include personal property and bailments, real property, insurance, and wills and trusts. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer, DL.

      Prerequisite(s):
            Subj Crse# Course Title             Minimum Grade
            BADM 110   Legal & Ethical Env of Bus I   D   Prerequisite Only   
      

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    4. BADM 200 - Business Communications

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This course explores written, verbal, and non-verbal communications as applied to business situations. It includes discussion of the specific types of written business communications forms and graphic aids for successful visual communication; listening skills; resume preparation; interviewing techniques; and group reports and oral presentations. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    5. BADM 207 - Organization & Management

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This course covers organizational theory, principles, and practices. It will explore the management functions of organizing, including planning, staffing, directing, and controlling; social responsibility; the effect of multicultural diversity in the workplace; and leadership styles and motivational theories. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    6. BADM 220 - Statistics

      Credits: 4.000    Lecture Hours: 4.000   

      Description: This course will discuss general statistical methods used in the collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation of statistical data. This includes measures of central tendency; dispersion and skewness; probability theory; probability distributions (discrete and continuous); hypothesis testing, including "t" and "z" distributions; chi square analysis; and regression analysis, correlation and ANOVA. Credit cannot be received for both BADM 220 and MATH 135. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    7. BADM 221 - Quantitative Business Applications

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This course includes algebra-based calculations and analysis of business investment situations, including simple and compound interest, annuities (ordinary due, deferred, complex, perpetuity, and forborne), applications of present value and future value, and a conceptual discussion of business investments. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    8. BADM 299 - Business Capstone

      Credits: 1.000    Lecture Hours: 1.000   

      Description: This class is a capstone class for those students studying for an A.S. or A.A.S. in Business Administration. This course is a review of Economics, Accounting, Business Law, Organization and Management, Marketing, and Statistics for all Business Administration majors. There is a culminating activity for this class that will measure students' abilities to combine their knowledge of subject matter in the Business Administration A.S. and A.A.S. degree programs. This course is open only to students that have completed three full-time semesters of study or 45 credit hours applicable to the Business Administration (A.A.S.) Program or Business - Business Administration (A.S.) Program or by approval of the Department Chairperson. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer, DL. A lab fee will be required.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    1. Computer - General

    2. CMPT 101 - Computer Concepts and Applications I

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This course provides both a practical and conceptual background in computing and information processing and management fundamentals. Students receive hands-on experience while learning the latest graphical interface technology and how it interacts with word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentation graphics and the Internet. Microsoft Windows and Windows applications are the software products used. Lab time outside of class is required. Students must have some familiarity with the Windows Operating System or computers using graphical user interfaces (e.g. Mac OS or Linux). Students with no computing experience should take AITC 101, Computer Literacy prior to enrolling in CMPT 101. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    1. Criminal Justice

    2. CRJS 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This course is a survey of the historical and philosophical development of law enforcement. It will analyze the major components of the criminal justice system: police, courts and corrections, the criminal justice process and current in the field. Credit can only be received for CRJS 101 or CRJS 103. Offered Fall, Spring, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    3. CRJS 110 - Introduction to Criminal Law

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This course is an introduction to criminal law in the United States. The course begins with an overview of the American criminal justice system. Substantive criminal law and procedural criminal law, including probable cause and search and seizure, are covered during the semester. Offered Fall, Spring.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    4. CRJS 210 - Constitutional Law

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This course includes a history of the United States Constitution, describes the structure of American government as developed through court interpretation of the Constitution and emphasizes constitutional safeguards of liberty and property. The objective of this course is to acquaint the student with the judicial system, and structure and process of Constitutional litigation by a detailed study of the rights of citizens. Offered Fall, Spring, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    5. CRJS 222 - Principles of Homeland Security

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This is an introductory course designed to acquaint students with the fundamental principles of homeland security. The course provides an overview of major issues in homeland security, current homeland security law and organizational structure of the Federal Department of Homeland Security. Offered Fall, Spring.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    6. CRJS 255 - Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This course will explore the methods and philosophy of the juvenile court system, police programs for the prevention and control of juvenile delinquency, and the role of various social work agencies in the care and treatment of juveniles. Special attention will be given to police techniques utilized in handling juveniles, with emphasis on the utilization of existing community resources. The course will examine prevailing professional philosophy, existing law, public policy and knowledge of current delinquent behavior theories. Offered Fall, Spring, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    1. Education

    2. EDUC 100 - Child Development

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: Human development from conception through the school years is described and related to current research and theories. An ecological approach is used to broaden the students' knowledge of the many systems which influence development. The interdependence among all aspects of growth and development is emphasized. The needs of infants and children at each age and stage are related to their day to day care and educational programs. Up to 30 hours of unsupervised field experience also required in this course. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    1. English

    2. ENGL 125 - Public Speaking

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: The aim of this course in to equip students through speech planning, organization, delivery and evaluation for various extemporaneous speaking experiences which they may encounter in their professional and personal lives. This course includes speeches to inform, demonstrate, persuade and evoke emotion. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    3. ENGL 210 - The Short Story

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: A comparative study of representative stories from the diverse literary traditions with special emphasis on conventional, modern, and experimental techniques of artistic unity. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    1. Forensic Science

    2. FSCI 155 - Concepts in Forensic Science

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of the field of Forensic Science. The role of forensic science in criminal and civil investigations where interpretations of physical evidence is crucial will be covered. Offered on demand, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    1. Health

    2. HLTH 152 - First Aid

      Credits: 2.000    Lecture Hours: 2.000   

      Description: A course designed to provide the theory and skills necessary to administer first aid and/or CPR to a patient. Students who qualify will receive Red Cross certification in "First Aid: Responding to Emergencies" and "Adult CPR". Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. A lab fee will be required.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    1. History

    2. HIST 110 - Interpretations of American History I

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: Issues and problems in American history through Civil War period. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    1. Marketing

    2. MKTG 120 - Principles of Marketing

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This course will provide an introduction to marketing. The marketing planning process and the market environment will be discussed. Students will learn about consumer behavior and gain an understanding of targeting and positioning. Additionally, the elements of the marketing mix including new product development, promotion, pricing, and distribution will be covered. Offered Fall, Spring, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    1. Psychology

    2. PSYC 100 - General Psychology

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: This course consists of systematic, empirical study of human behavior. The course covers the following: introduction to psychology, research methodology, biological psychology, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning memory, thought and language, intelligence, human development, motivation and emotion, personality theories, abnormal psychology, health psychology, and social psychology. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    3. PSYC 205 - Developmental Psychology

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: A systematic life span approach to the study of human development from conception to death. Major areas will include physical, cognitive and social/personality changes. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer, DL.

      Prerequisite(s):
            Subj Crse# Course Title             Minimum Grade
            PSYC 100   General Psychology             D   Prerequisite Only   
      

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)


    1. Sociology

    2. SOCL 100 - Sociology

      Credits: 3.000    Lecture Hours: 3.000   

      Description: An introduction to the scientific study of human social interaction with emphasis on societies, groups, organizations, social networks and communities as the units of analysis. Topics covered include culture, social structure, socialization, sex roles, groups, and networks, organizations, deviance and social stratification, race and ethnic relations and social institutions. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer, DL.

      Dates offered:
      Full Term (January 2, 2020 - January 14, 2020)