Saint Louis University

Courses offered at SLU School for Professional Studies

AA 5000
Foundations of Analytics
3

Available Online

Description: This course is an introduction to the field of Analytics, with an emphasis on its applications in different domains of business and organizational operations. Concepts covered include Data; Information; Knowledge; Big Data and Analytics; Data Governance; Information Visualization and Representation; Evidence-Based Decision-Making; Information Retrieval; and Legal, Ethical and Privacy-related issues associated with Analytics.

AA 5050
Programming and Problem Solving
3

Available Online

Description: A survey of the programming concepts needed for solving problems within the study of analytics. The course will emphasize logical analysis of problems, program development techniques, concepts related to data organization, and design of user interfaces in the development of applications used in analytics

AA 5100
Information Retrieval
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides a foundation in retrieval of information from different types of data sources, such as Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMSs); Key-Value Data Stores; and Semi-Structured and Unstructured Text. Students develop the key competencies necessary for designing data structures associated with each of the above-mentioned data sources and in accessing data stored in those sources. The primary areas of emphasis will be RDBMSs and Structured Query Language. Key-value data stores and data-stores for storing unstructured data will be introduced and the problem areas where they are applicable will explained and contrasted with those involving RDBMSs.

AA 5150
Evidence-Based Decision Making
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides the essential foundation of how one uses data to change the organization through an evidence-based decision making process. Students will have the opportunity to learn about and practice critical evaluation of data across a variety of disciplines. Topics will include logic models, decision making models, cybernetic systems, project/program evaluation, and ways to promote learning and innovation.

AA 5200
Information Visualization and Presentation
3

Available Online

Description: This course will expose students to visualization and presentation techniques designed for the interpretation of data, improved comprehension, communication, and decision making. Students will use current software tools to analyze data, design interfaces and create interactive visualization and presentation applications. Topics will include data and image models, design and evaluation of reporting structures, maps and mapping, document collections, object interaction, feedback processes, and scientific and business simulations.

AA 5250
Project Management
3

Available Online

Description: This course introduces students to the processes involved with managing a corporate level project from its beginning through implementation and ongoing maintenance. The course will cover current project management methodologies and processes, which include plan assessment, strategy formulation, implementation, quality control, and administration. In addition, the student will develop and review project plans for a corporate level project. The goal of the class is for the student to be able to understand and communicate the basics of managing projects, as well as the competitive advantage these projects bring within the business and industry.

AA 5300
Advanced Analytics
3

Available Online

Description: This course covers several commonly-used advanced analytical methods involving statistical learning. Applications of these methods on datasets drawn from several fields will be emphasized. Students will also learn how to automate tasks in various phases of statistical analyses, in addition to creating useful visualizations of data and results. Prerequisites: ORLD 503 or equivalent.

AA 5750
Contemporary Issues in Analytics
3

Available Online

Description: This course is a survey of recent technological advances in the area of Analytics. Theoretical foundations of the concepts and their applications in specific business and organizational domains are emphasized. Students will be introduced to specific Analytics techniques that are used currently by practitioners: Predictive Modeling; Data Mining; Marketing Analytics; Web Analytics; Risk Analytics; Text Analytics; and Academic and Learning Analytics.

AA 5900
Applied Analytics Project I
3

Available Online

Description: The goal of the Applied Analytics Project I is to prepare students in the design of an applied research project within an organizational setting. Students will revisit competencies emphasized in the Applied Analytics program and reflect on the ways in which they have developed themselves within those competency areas. Specific attention will be paid to strengths and weaknesses of the student and to opportunities for programmatic improvement.

AA 5950
Applied Analytics Project II
3

Available Online

Description: The goal of the Applied Analytics Project II is for students to use the skills they acquired during the Applied Analytics program to analyze and implement the plan for an applied research project that they have proposed in IF 590. The outcome of this course will be a pilot project, a proof-of-concept, or prototype that has the potential to affect and/or promote knowledge discovery and dissemination in an organizational context.

ACCT 5010
Accounting for Managers
3

Description: This course will be delivered in two modules. At completion of the first module, students are expected to have a thorough understanding of the information contained in a set of financial statements and how to interpret and use this information. The second module introduces students to the fundamentals of management accounting.

ACCT 5050
Operations Management
3

Description: The objective of this course are (1) familiarize students with production planning and control (2) to familiarize students with the use of operations research techniques for analyzing and controlling manufacturing, inventory, and operations management systems; and (3) to train students to use computers for making production and operations management decisions

ANAT 1005
Basic Human Anatomy
3

Available Online

Description: Gross and microscopic structure of human body; emphasis on anatomical concepts, terminology, and correlation of structure and function.

ARTH 1005
Approaching the Arts: Visual
3

Available Online

Description: Presents an introduction to the world of the visual arts with the goal of developing an understanding of important themes, functions, media, and visual characteristics found in art.

ARTH 3805
Twentieth Century Art
3

Available Online

Description: An examination of the major trends and stylistic innovations occurring in the art of the 20th century such as Cubism, Fauvism, Expressionism and Surrealism.

ASCI 1010
Professional Orientation
2

Available Online

Description: This course will provide an orientation to the University system, the teaching philosophy of the Department, and opportunities for professional development in specific career tracks such as professional pilot, system safety, and quality management. Opportunities such as internships, scholarships, research assistantships, and general networking and social events on campus, etc. will be discussed.

ASCI 1300
Aviation Weather
3

Available Online

Description: This course will provide the fundamentals of meteorological theory with a specific application to aviation and flight. Appropriate weather services that are available to the pilot will be covered.

ASCI 1850
Safety Management Systems
3

Available Online

Description: Safety Management Systems (SMS) is a standard throughout the worldwide aviation industry. SMS is recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as the next step in the evolution of safety in aviation. SMS is a standards based system for the management of safety. Safety Management Systems integrate risk management and safety assurance concepts into repeatable, measurable, proactive systems.

ASCI 3100
Air Carrier Operations
3

Available Online

Description: This course includes the study of the operations of a representative air carrier in commercial aviation. All aspects of the operation important to the flight crew will be covered, including environmental, physiological, regulatory, and performance factors.

ASCI 3910
Co-op with Industry
3

Available Online

Description: A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This course is used for the third experiential learning session. Grading system is determined by department offering course.

ASCI 4050
Human Factors
3

Available Online

Description: This course will introduce the student to the concepts of human factors as applied to Flight, System Safety, and Quality Management. Particular emphasis will be placed on improving safety, judgment, and decision-making strategies. The student will make direct applications to the work environment.

ASCI 4250
Prof Ethics and Standards
3

Available Online

Description: Exposes the participant to various moral and ethical dilemmas inherent to business and more specifically the aviation industry. Participants will identify ethical problems, understand and evaluate differing ethical perspectives, and formulate viable policy recommendations.

ASCI 4450
Aviation Law
3

Available Online

Description: Basic principles of law which impinge on the use of the air; history of air law; principles and rules governing use of air space by aircraft; multilateral conventions pertaining to the use of air space among nations; aviation security procedures; product liability.

ASCI 4650
Econ of Air Transportation
3

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Description: A detailed study of present and future air carrier operations including organization, operating costs and revenues, aircraft utilization and scheduled operations, equipment analysis, aircraft performance in relation to efficient and economic operation, passenger service and cargo operations as they are integrated with the overall economics of efficient air operation. Prerequisite: ECON 1900.

ASCI 4800
International Aviation
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides in-depth examination of the history and development of the international regulatory environment governing the aviation industry. Participants will gain a knowledge of the international governing bodies and resulting regulations that impact aviation companies in the global marketplace.

ASCI 4910
Co-op with Industry
3

Available Online

Description: A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This course is used for the third experiential learning session. Grading system is determined by department offering course.

AVM 1000
Helicopter Ground I
2

Description: This course includes all topics required by the FAA Approved Part 141 Aviation Regulations for the Private Pilot Certificate. Students will also be introduced to the training aircraft with practical application problems. Restricted to students who are coded as Helicopter Preparation students in Banner. Permission to register is required by the department. Note, there is a $500 course fee for AVM 1000.

AVM 1500
Helicopter Flight Operations I
2

Description: This is the first in the sequence of flight training courses. This course will include all operations and procedures required for the Private Pilot Certificate with a Helicopter rating. Note, there is a $20,000 course fee for AVM 1500.

AVM 2000
Helicopter Ground II
2

Description: Federal Aviation Regulations and flight procedures as outlined in the Aeronautical Information Manual; aircraft engine operation, aircraft/engine performance; flight instrumentation and systems; aircraft operations. The student is prepared to take the FAA commercial pilot knowledge test upon successful completion of this course. Note, there is a $500 course fee for AVM 2000.Pre-Requisite: AVM 1000

AVM 2500
Helicopter Flight Operations II
2

Description: This course is the second in the flight training sequence. Instruction is provided to introduce Commercial Pilot operations and standards. Note, there is a $20,000 course fee for AVM 2500. Pre-req: AVM 1500

AVM 3000
Helicopter Ground III
2

Description: Attitude instrument flying, parts 61 and 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations along with the Instrument Flight Procedure set forth in the Aeronautical Information Manual; introduction to IFR charts and approach plates; theory and operation of flight instruments; radio navigation; theory and analysis of weather reports, forecasts and weather charts. The student is prepared to take the FAA instrument knowledge test upon successful completion of this course. Note, there is a $500 course fee for AVM 3000. Pre-Requisite: AVM 2000

AVM 3500
Helicopter Flight Operations III
2

Description: This course is the third in the flight training sequence. Instruction is provided to complete helicopter Commercial Pilot certificate. Note, there is a $20,000 course fee for AVM 3500. Pre-Requisite: AVM 2500

AVM 3750
Helicopter Flight Operations IV
2

Description: This course is the fourth course in the flight sequence. Instruction is provided to complete the Instrument Rating. Note, there is a $20,000 course fee for AVM 3750.

AVM 4000
Principles of Flight Instruction I
2

Description: Fundamentals of teaching and learning; teaching methods; aerodynamics; flight training syllabus; maneuvers and procedures. The student is prepared to take the two flight instructor knowledge tests upon successful completion of this course.Note, there is a $500 course fee for AVM 4000. Pre-Requisite: AVM 3000

AVM 4250
Helicopter Flight Operations V
2

Description: Instruction leading to flight instructor certificate with Helicopter rating. Note, there is a $5,500 course fee for AVM 4250. Prerequisite: commercial pilot certificate with instrument rating. Pre-Requisite: AVM 3750

AVM 4500
Principles of Flight Instruction II
2

Description: This course will provide the appropriate knowledge to understand the elements of teaching instrument flight. The student will prepare lesson plans and practice various methodologies appropriate for advanced flight instruction. Note, there is a $500 course fee for AVM 4500. Prerequisites: Possession of the Certified Flight Instructor Airplane Certificate.

AVM 4750
Helicopter Flight Operations VI
1

Description: Instruction leading to the addition of an instrument rating to a flight instructor certificate. Prerequisite: flight instructor certificate. Note, there is a $3,000 course fee for AVM 4750. Pre-Requisite: AVM 4250

AVM 4800
Peer-Mediated Instruction & Support
1

Available Online

Description: This course provides upper level students with supervised opportunities to integrate theory and practice by working with teachers in classrooms or other field settings to mentor beginning level students within the discipline of helicopter ground and flight operations. Peer-mediated Instruction and Support will emphasize the development and application of teaching skills that can influence critical thinking and applied hands-on learning. Restricted to students in the helicopter preparation program. Permission to register is required by the department.

BGS 4800
General Studies Capstone
3

Available Online

Description: A seminar course in which each student assembles and presents a degree program portfolio. The portfolio will consist of designated course projects that were completed throughout the general studies program. The course will allow students to reflect on their personal and professional development and create a formal display of their knowledge and skills. Prerequisite: Taken the last semester of senior year in the general studies major. Prerequisite: Taken the last semester of senior year in the general studies major.

BIOL 1405
Biology of Health and Disease
3

Description: Emphasis in this course is on normal human body structures and function and the common diseases that are linked to and effect selected organ systems. The major organ systems to be studied include the nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive and musculoskeletal systems. The scientific process, host defenses and genetics will also be explored.

BIOL 2935
Microbiology
3

Available Online

Description: This course is a general introduction to the diversity, ecology, growth and genetics of microorganisms, including topics of medical microbiology. This foundational course is for students in the School of Nursing and Allied Health. Prerequisite: BIOL 136.

BIOL 3205
Microbiology
3

Available Online

Description: This course is a general introduction to the diversity, ecology, growth and genetics of microorganisms, including topics of medical microbiology. This foundational course is for students in the School of Nursing and Allied Health.

BIOL 3305
The Biology of Plants and Animals
3

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Description: This course explores the concepts of plant and animal biological interactions in the context of conservation and biodiversity, while emphasizing the functions of evolution and ecology. In addition, students will learn how to read, analyze and interpret scientific research and data. They will also learn how to design ecological experiments and make predictions about how scientific research affects conservation efforts. The knowledge and analytic skills that may be gained from this course can be applied to future academic course work as well as in professional settings.

BIOL 3415
Concepts in Ecology
3

Available Online

Description: Introductory course to the science of ecology. Study of general theories, models and problems in population, community and ecosystems levels.

CHEM 1005
Chemistry and the Environment
3

Description: Introduction to the basic principles of chemistry and their application in discussion of selected topics which pertain to areas affecting citizens. Chemical environmental issues of current concern are considered.

CIS
Elective
3

CIS 1150
Concepts and Applications of Technology
3

Available Online

Description: This course prepares students to function successfully in today's knowledge society. It engages students through hands-on experiences with many emerging technologies used in online, interactive, and media-rich environments. It covers software applications, social and business networking platforms, content and learning management tools, web conferencing, immersive environments, and other technologies. Critical thinking is emphasized in solving organizational problems through the choice and application of appropriate technological solutions.

CIS 1300
Information Systems and Technology
3

Available Online

Description: This course introduces how information systems and computer technology interrelate to collect, manipulate, and disseminate data and information within the context of business and industry. Students examine the main concepts of computer hardware and software, the survey of methodologies employed by business firms to harness the power of information technology for strategic purposes, the fundamental information systems design and development processes, and the impact of information systems on the individual, organization, and society.

CIS 1400
Title Needed
3

Description: Description needed

CIS 1600
Introduction to Programming
3

Available Online

Description: This course introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer programming. Students learn the steps involved in creating computer programs. Through exercises, assignments and exams, students are guided in learning the key programming concepts that are drawn primarily from the object-oriented programming paradigm.

CIS 2700
Discrete Methods and Models
3

Available Online

Description: Examines the practical aspects of using discrete methods for understanding, modeling and interpreting data within industry. Topics presented in this course are directed toward employing statistical and discrete methods for problem solving.

CIS 2750
Healthcare Info Systems Terminology
3

Available Online

Description: Information technology professionals working in a healthcare setting utilize specialized terminology for effective communication. The goal of this course is to teach basic language related to medical science and allied health professions; word analysis, construction, pronunciation, spelling, definition, and use of terms pertaining to anatomy, pathology, abbreviations, and medical procedures.

CIS 2850
Principles of Data Analysis
3

Available Online

Description: This course examines the concepts, techniques and methods used in the description and analysis of data and in statistical inference. Topics presented in this course are directed towards the analysis of experimental and survey data. Data analysis software will be used as a tool to collect, organize and process data.

CIS 2930
Special Topics: Title of Topic
1-4

CIS 2980
Independent Studies: Title of Topic
1-4

CIS 3000
Principles of Software Engineering
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides a business-oriented approach to the analysis and design of computer information technology systems. Exercises in the analysis, design, implementation, testing and maintenance of a modular application will provide the student with the foundation knowledge needed in today's computer technology field. Topics include software engineering goals, object-oriented methodologies, human interface design, and organizational issues.

CIS 3100
Principles of Object Oriented Programming
3

Available Online

Description: This course introduces the principles of object-oriented programming. The course emphasizes good software engineering principles and programming skills in the context of a language that supports the object-oriented paradigm. Topics include abstraction, objects, classes, methods, parameter passing, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, and object-oriented considerations for software design and reuse.

CIS 3150
Computing in Society
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides a survey of the impact that computers and information technology has on society. It examines the roles and responsibilities that computer and information technology professionals have in directing current and emerging technologies.

CIS 3300
Database Analysis and Design
3

Available Online

Description: This course introduces the fundamental concepts of database analysis, design, and implementation with emphasis on the relational model. The course will cover databases used in today's networked client-serve applications. Topics include ANSI SQL, data normalization, tables, queries, reports, forms, security, replication, data layout, and backup/recovery.

CIS 3600
Networking and Telecommunications I
3

Available Online

Description: This course introduces students to computer networks and telecommunications for today's computer information technology professional. The course will cover basic network terminology, the different types of networks, and the components that comprise a network. Specific topics include the OSI model, network protocols, network operating systems, network hardware, and network topologies. Additionally, this course will examine telecommunications and the role it plays in information exchange.

CIS 3700
Web Application Development
3

Available Online

Description: This course introduces the structure, implementation, and theoretical underpinnings of computer networking and the applications that have been enabled by that technology. The course will include topics in principles of web technologies and web engineering, support tools for web-site creation and web management, database-driven web sites; web security issues, and enterprise-wide web-based applications.

CIS 3800
Technology Integration Field Experience in Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Schools
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides access to a variety of audiences and technologies to explore and exchanges ideas. Students will observe, document, and reflect upon the manner in which effective teachers use technology to augment processes of instruction, assessment, and learning. The field experiences may take many forms to include classroom observation, individual tutoring, as well as before- or after-school programs.

CIS 3900
Information Organization and Representation
3

Available Online

Description: A project based course that provides the opportunity for students to apply information technologies used to collect, organize, analyze, present and manage data used in decision making processes. Students will learn to join together the technical aspects of application development with human dimensions to aid an organization in answering complex questions.

CIS 4010
Data Structures and Algorithms
3

Description: <strong></strong>Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in CIS 270 and 295 and CIS 310 or 320. This course provides advanced study of techniques and algorithms for representing and manipulating data structures. The course will expose students to methods used by the business and scientific community in building efficient and optimized computer technology solutions. Topics include advanced language features, data abstraction, object-oriented programming, classes, dynamic storage allocation, garbage collection, compaction, sorting, searching, merging, hashing, recursion, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees and graphs.

CIS 4050
Project Management
3

Available Online

Description: This course introduces students to the processes involved with managing a corporate computer/information technology project from its initial beginning through implementation and ongoing maintenance. The course will cover current project management methodologies and process which include plan assessment, strategy formulation, implementation, quality control, and administration. In addition, the student will develop and review action plans for reengineering the computer/information technology project with the goal of building, sustaining, and expanding a competitive advantage within the business industry.

CIS 4100
Enterprise Architecture
3

Available Online

Description: This course explores the analysis, design, implementation, evaluation, and management of enterprise IT solutions. Topics include functional modeling, physical architecture design, security planning and recovery issues, project management, emerging technologies, and financial and global considerations.

CIS 4150
Cyber Security and Governance of Data
3

Available Online

Description: Data governance considers data as an enterprise asset. This course covers issues related to data storage and governance in an organizational context. Topics will include the policies, standards, processes, and regulations that are associated with the management of data.

CIS 4300
The Fundamentals of Computer Forensics
3

Available Online

Description: The course offers computer forensics theory and methodology. The course explores how to find traces of illegal or illicit activities left on a disk with computer forensic tools and manual techniques. The student will learn about the elements of an effective computer crime policy. It is a study of the investigation of computer crime from both a legal and technical perspective.

CIS 4400
Systems in Healthcare Organizations
3

Available Online

Description: Modern day healthcare organizations rely heavily on information systems for their day-to-day operations. This course will first provide an overview of the organizational structures, types of governance, administration, and facilities used in the delivery of health care. Secondly, it will examine the applications of information systems specifically used to support and drive the health care industry.

CIS 4550
Social and Organizational Computing
3

Available Online

Description: Social and organizational computing is the use of online communication for collaboration. This course will examine how organizations can leverage social computing through the use of blogs, wikis, social networking, crowd-sourcing, and other related technology-enabled processes for achieving organizational goals.

CIS 4600
Information Assurance and Security
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides advanced study in the areas of networking and telecommunications in the corporate, business, and scientific environments. The course will focus on the skills needed by today's computer information technology administrator and/or engineer. The student will learn how to design, develop, and support networks in today's client/server environment. Network architecture and administration issues will be highlighted and experienced through the use of a LAN/WAN environment.

CIS 4610
Development of Mobile Applications
3

Description: Students learn how to design and implement applications (apps) that run on mobile devices. Principles related to design of user-interfaces and handling events from multiple sensors will be covered, along with the use of mobile APIs in creating apps that are robust, user-friendly, and secure.

CIS 4650
Current Topics in Web Technologies
3

Description: Web technologies continue to evolve multidimensionally. This course presents a survey of current web technologies with an emphasis on societal implications. Technologies covered include: social networking, virtual communities, video sharing, social bookmarking, and recommendation systems.

CIS 4700
Advanced Database Systems
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides advanced study in how to develop and implement a business oriented, data-driven information system. Students will design, construct, test, and install a database system using fourth generation event-driven languages and/or other data access tools.

CIS 4720
Enterprise Application Development
3

Description: Enterprise Application Development focuses on applying object-oriented techniques in the design and development of software systems for enterprise applications. The emphasis of the course will be on developing real-world business and scientific applications that are effective, reliable, scalable and secure.

CIS 4750
Data Mining
3

Available Online

Description: Data mining is the process of turning a large amount of data into useful information. This course presents the concepts, techniques, and applications of data mining in an organizational context. Topics covered will include data selection and cleansing, predictive analytics, classification, associative rule mining, clustering, and visualization.

CIS 4900
Capstone Experience
3

Available Online

Description: The capstone experience course provides students with a service-learning opportunity where they work with an organization of their choice to identify and define a problem that is of importance to the organization, design and implement a solution that is deemed satisfactory by the organization, within the various constraints of associated with the implementation. Students are required to have one faculty member and one member of the sponsoring organization as supervisors and guides who help them in completing their project successfully. During this course, students are expected to demonstrate a synthesis and application of the knowledge and Jesuit ideals learned during their coursework. The course can only be taken in the last two terms of their senior year of coursework.

CIS 4930
Advanced Special Topics: Title of Topic
1-4

CIS 4980
Advanced Independent Studies: Title of Topic
1-4

CMMK 1210
Public Speaking in Organizational Life
3

Available Online

Description: This course promotes principles of effective public speaking and provides opportunities for the development of speaking skills. The course will examine: standards for evaluating personal performance and the performances of others; speeches and presentations required in modern organizations; speaking clearly and persuasively; and effective audience interaction. Students will become familiar with presentation technologies. The knowledge and skills learned will be applied across the entire curriculum.

CMMK 2930
Special Topics in Communication
3

Available Online

Description: Special topics in the communication profession or discipline.

CMMK 3010
Strategic Digital Communication
3

Available Online

Description: In this course, students will plan and implement online communication strategies designed to meet an organization's goals. This course will take a strategic approach, in which students define the organization's objectives, analyze audiences, select appropriate digital communication channels, create and launch digital content, and evaluate the effectiveness of their efforts. Students will learn basic principles of audience-focused web writing and website content organization, discuss the importance of engaging organizational stakeholders, and gain practical experience with digital media and tools.

CMMK 3250
Strategic Communication Across Professional Settings
3

Available Online

Description: This course addresses the role of integrated corporate communication in achieving an organization's strategic goals. Students will explore internal and external corporate communication functions, formulate communication strategy, choose appropriate communication channels and tactics, and assess the effectiveness of corporate communication. Students will refine communication skills by delivering business and professional presentations appropriate to specific corporate communication functions and settings. Prerequisites: CMMK 121.

CMMK 3500
Ethics in Professional Communication
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides an overview of classical and contemporary approaches to communication ethics. The course will closely examine and apply ethical practice in specific professional and organizational situations. Upon completion of the course, students will have a clear comprehension of theoretical and practical methods with which to develop and apply personal guidelines for making ethical communication decisions in business, corporate and organizational contexts.

CMMK 3650
Professional Communication Between Cultures
3

Available Online

Description: This course explores the role of communication in understanding, accepting, and appreciating cultural differences in professional settings. Students will learn that "culture" can include not only issues of nationality, ethnicity, and race, but also gender, socioeconomic status, age, disability, and many other factors. Students will discuss the many facets of culture, explore the relationship between culture and communication, and apply intercultural communication principles in order to communicate with confidence, empathy, and integrity in professional contexts within a global society. Prerequisites: CMMK 121, ENGL 190.

CMMK 3980
Advanced Independent Studies
1-4

Description: Prior approval of sponsoring professor and Program Chair required.

CMMK 4150
Public Relations Principles and Practices
3

Available Online

Description: This course surveys the basic concepts and principles in the multifaceted field of public relations. Students will learn about the role and functions of public relations in a global society, including the role of the public relations professional as a liaison between all stakeholders, internal and external. The historical evolution of public relations, career opportunities in the field, and professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities will be discussed. Prerequisites: CMMK 121, ENGL 400.

CMMK 4270
Advertising Principles and Practices
3

Available Online

Description: This course explores the numerous dimensions of advertising - as a business, a creative communication process, a social phenomenon, and a fundamental ingredient of the free enterprise system. Students will have the opportunity to analyze advertising perspectives, develop marketing and advertising strategies, integrate advertising with other elements of the communications mix, and create advertisements and commercials. Ethics and social responsibility will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisites: CMMK 121, ENGL 400.

CMMK 4500
Persuasion in Professional Communication
3

Available Online

Description: This course explores the theory and practice of persuasion. In addition to the traditional study of public persuasion, students will gain a solid grounding in the principles of social influence and compliance gaining as they apply to interpersonal interaction in professional settings. Students will survey theory and research in the field and apply strategies and techniques of persuasion across professional communication contexts. Prerequisites: CMMK 121, ENGL 400.

CTM 3000
Basic Principles of Contract Management
3

Available Online

Description: This course will explore the contract management process in three broad phases: pre-award, contract award and post-award. Each step of the phases will be addressed from both the Buyer and Seller perspectives, in both the federal and commercial environments. Key learning points include procurement planning, bid and proposal preparation, source selection, and contract administration. Students will participate in realistic team exercises to enhance their contracting skills, to include mock negotiations, dispute resolution and oral proposals.

CTM 3250
Contract Formation and Performance
3

Available Online

Description: By its very nature, the field of contract management is heavily influenced by the field of law. In this course, students will acquire an understanding of the formation and administration of a contract in accordance with Common Law, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Other areas covered include contract types, contracting authority, contract terms and conditions, contract changes, defaults, communication between parties, contract termination, conflict resolution and claims.

CTM 3350
Administration and Monitoring
3

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Description: Managing a contract is much like managing your own business. Like a business owner, as a contract professional you are ultimately responsible for a contracts profit or loss or the successful on-time, at or under budget completion. This means you have to understand the financial nuances of a contract from how estimating and pricing were done to timely, accurate billing to close out. Applicable sections of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) will be reviewed. Students will be introduced to the basic techniques and applications of Earned Value Management (EVM). The roles of the government oversight organizations (DCAA and DCMA) will also be explored.

CTM 3450
Project Management: Principles and Practices
3

Available Online

Description: Much of the work involved with contract management requires a basic understanding of project management. Using a holistic approach, this course is designed to provide contract professionals with a basic understanding of what is necessary for successful project management. Students are introduced to all phases of the project management process, including: planning, scheduling, organizing and controlling projects. The course includes major topics of strategy, priorities, organization, project tools and leadership. Primary class emphasis is on the project management process and the tools available to help ensure success.

CTM 3550
Supplier Relations
3

Available Online

Description: This course will focus on the criteria and methodology used for selection of suppliers and subcontractors, as well as identifying the optimal contract type and monitoring contract performance using key metrics. Topics include: legal relationships; adequate definition and specification of requirements; single VS multiple sourcing; strategic teaming agreements and partnerships between companies and contract planning and scheduling. Students gain an understanding of how an outsourcing plan can facilitate selection of the right contract type, the right supplier(s) with the right capabilities at the right price and allow for the monitoring of both cost-reimbursable and firm-fixed price type contracts.

CTM 4000
Intellectual Property Protection
3

Available Online

Description: In the 20th Century our nation's economy evolved from being manufacturing-based to service-based. The 21st century is seeing it adapt again to one based on information and knowledge. For many companies, intellectual property has become their most critical asset, one which must be protected from domestic and foreign competitors. This course will examine ways to protect company property and gain a competitive advantage, with emphasis on obtaining, maintaining and enforcing intellectual property rights under United States and foreign law. Patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, protection of computer software and biotechnology, and international protection will be discussed.

CTM 4150
Contract Acquisition: Process and Negotiation
3

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Description: In this course, students will study the contract award process through the following steps: identification of need, preparation of the solicitation, development of the proposal, source selection, negotiations and contract award. Students will also learn how to use "best practices" in regard to negotiation strategies and tactics.

CTM 4250
Contracting in the Global Marketplace
3

Available Online

Description: Today there is little doubt that we have a global economy in which we must compete. In this course, students will learn how to procure and develop international contracts. The history of global trade and the complex legal and cultural environments of international trade will be explored. Students will learn about the various international bodies and conventions that apply to international contracting. Students will also gain an appreciation for the financial implications and learn methods they can use to assess the risk involved as well as resolve international trade conflicts.

EAS 2930
Earth and Space Science
3

ECON 3120
Intermediate Macroeconomics
3

Description: Prerequesites: ECON-1900 and MATH-1325 or MATH-1510 or higher level Calculus course. Measurement of aggregate economic activity national income accounting; equilibrium levels for national income, employment, prices and interest rates in aggregate models; policy instruments and goals, fiscal and monetary policies; empirical and analytical treatment of economic growth; and inflation and unemployment.

ECON 3140
Intermediate Microeconomics
3

Description: Prerequesites: ECON-1900 and MATH-1325 or MATH-1510 or higher level Calculus course. The maximizing behavior of households (consumers) as constrained by income and prices; business firm behavior in price and output decisions and in factor markets; comparisons of the operation of markets under competitive and imperfectly competitive conditions; and welfare implications of marketplace performance.

ENGL 1505
The Process of Composition
3

Available Online

Description: Develops effective personal and expository prose writing skills, including methods of invention, organization, audience analysis, and style. Focuses on the compositional process.

ENGL 1905
Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research
3

Available Online

Description: Studies complex structures of language including its logical and persuasive possibilities. Emphasizes analytical reading, critical thinking, and research methodology skills.

ENGL 2025
Introduction to Literary Studies
3

Available Online

Description: Introduces students to theoretical and methodological approaches to short fiction, including major terms, methods, and concepts.

ENGL 2605
Introduction to Short Fiction
3

Available Online

Description: Introduces students to theoretical and methodological approaches to short fiction, including major terms, methods, and concepts.

ENGL 3065
Creative Writing: Fiction
3

Available Online

Description: An introduction through reading and writing to the fundamentals of short story writing, with some attention to the problems of longer narrative forms.

ENGL 3275
American Literary Traditions to 1865
3

Available Online

Description: Examines representative works in American Literature from the beginnings to 1865 in light of major historical and cultural developments.

ENGL 3285
American Literary Traditions after 1865
3

Available Online

Description: Examines representative works in American literature from1865 to the present in light of major historical and cultural developments.

ENGL 3335
World Literary Traditions III
3

Available Online

Description: Studies selected fiction, drama or other topics from a diverse range of authors.

ENGL 3355
Selected Major British Authors
3

Description: A study of several major British writers.

ENGL 3545
Literature of the African Diaspora
3

Description: An introduction to the fiction and poetry of Black African and African-American writers.

ENGL 3565
Ethnic American Literature
3

Available Online

Description: Examines the ways in which Ethnic American writers tell and write stories, and what &ldquo;ethnic&rdquo; and &ldquo;American&rdquo; mean as concepts.

ENGL 3885
Writing Personal Narratives and Memoirs
3

Available Online

Description: This course will enable students to write in a way that creates more meaning in their lives, to describe what reading and writing mean to them, and understand personal writing practices. Students will write about 4 essays/narratives (16-35 pages) and a process journal.

ENGL 4005
Business and Professional Writing
3

Available Online

Description: Teaches business and professional writing from a rhetorical perspective. Involves case studies based on research in actual professional settings, with special attention to strategic planning and rigorous revision and editing.

FSCI 1300
Aviation Weather
3

Available Online

Description: This course will provide the fundamentals of meteorological theory with a specific application to aviation and flight. Appropriate weather services that are available to the pilot will be covered.

HIST 1115
Origins of Modern World to 1600
3

Available Online

Description: This course surveys the history of the modern world to the seventeenth century, focusing upon the early civilizations of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Students will study selected political, social, economic and intellectual issues, and also be introduced to traditions and religious belief systems that are practiced and shared among societies and that have inspired world societies. Students will participate in small group discussions, present an analysis of a primary source document, write a short summary and evaluation of one biography, article or monograph, and complete two essay examinations. This course will prepare students for Origins of the Modern World, 1600 to the Present and for upper division history courses, and will provide necessary information for studies in other disciplines, such as literature, philosophy, theology, fine arts, and the social sciences.

HIST 1125
Origins Modern World 1600 to Present
3

Available Online

Description: This course surveys the history of the modern world since 1600. Because of its dominance in world affairs until the end of World War II, the chronological development of Europe will serve as the base of the course. The histories of other regions of the world will be related to European history with relatively greater emphasis placed on Asian, African, and American nations after 1945. Students will participate in small group and class activities. e.g., note taking, discussion, listening to each other's presentations, and film viewing. Students will exercise their skills in oral and written presentations.

HIST 3485
U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
3

Available Online

Description: This course surveys the history of the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction period, 1848-1876. Earlier and later periods in U.S. history will be explored to show the causes and effects of the war, including political, constitutional, economic, social, and military influences.

HIST 3525
Contemporary America, 1945-Present
3

Available Online

Description: This course surveys the history of the U.S. from 1945 to the present. Earlier periods in U.S. history will be explored to show the origins of modern American issues including the Cold War, civil rights, Vietnam, Watergate, the technological revolution and modern society.

HIST 3635
The Saint Louis Region
3

Available Online

Description: Examines the rich and varied heritage of St. Louis; its social, cultural, and intellectual dominance of the American Heartland; its contributions in business, religion, politics and the arts.

HIST 3825
Islamic Middle East
3

Description: The subject of this course is the history of the Middle East from the rise of Islam up to the Mongol conquests in the 13th century. We will follow a chronological as well as thematic line starting off with late antiquity, the rise of Islam, teachings of Muhammad, first Islamic empires and associated religious, cultural, intellectual and political developments.

HMGT 3000
Introduction to Hospitality Operations
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides an introduction to the diverse scope and history of the hospitality industry. Designed to serve as the foundation of the hospitality management curriculum, various segments will be explored including lodging, food and beverage, events, gaming, and tourism. Critical thinking will be applied to analyze potential career interests and identify operational constructs within each segment.

HMGT 3100
International Travel and Tourism
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides an introduction to the tourism and travel industry on a domestic and international level. Students will examine economic, socio-cultural, and ecological impact of tourism and travel utilizing case studies and current events. Traveler motivation, destination marketing, and barriers/opportunities to tourism development will be analyzed related to a specific geographic location through completion of an international destination profile project.

HMGT 3200
Event Management
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides the fundamental framework necessary for planning meetings and events regardless of size or function. Students will attain and demonstrate knowledge related to event planning, development and assessment of financial and contractual documents, and logistics including site selection, risk management, and food &amp; beverage. Through examination of industry resources and academic research, students will examine and apply the essential components of an event process blueprint in developing a plan for a specific function.

HMGT 3400
Branding the Customer Experience
3

Available Online

Description: This course explores the relevance and interconnectivity of customer service as it relates to the organization's brand and service climate. Course objectives include analyzing strategic and competitive intelligence to provide a method of measuring and assessing customer satisfaction. Students will utilize critical thinking to analyze the presence and significance of branding in organizations through case studies and industry publications.

HMGT 3600
Hospitality Technology
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides an introduction to technology systems and components utilized within the hospitality industry. Students will examine the functionality of point of sale, back office, and property management systems; time, attendance, and payroll systems, and human resources and labor management systems within the industry. Students will evaluate the effectiveness of technology through conducting a site visit and informational interview with a hospitality organization.

HMGT 4200
Hospitality Administration
3

Available Online

Description: This course examines various operational strategies and promotes administrative development. Students will analyze the operational departments/areas of sales &amp; marketing, customer service, risk &amp; crisis management, and technology within a hospitality organization. Students will apply strategic theory and concepts in analyzing and writing case studies in which examples of specific strategy implementation are demonstrated by a hospitality organization.

HMGT 4960
Hospitality Capstone
3

Available Online

Description: This course offers a theoretical and practical approach to effectively managing a hospitality organization. Reflective writing allows application of critical thinking skills in regards to defining and refining career goals. Experiential learning will provide immediate application of skills as students complete a minimum of 24 practicum hours at a hospitality organization. Practical application of fundamental competencies utilized throughout the practicum experience will serve as the final reflection assignment. Theoretical skills will be assessed through a final research project examining industry best practices including a presentation of the findings. Fundamental competencies will be evaluated by the practicum site supervisor. This course is designed to serve as the capstone of the hospitality management minor.

MATH 0935
Introduction to Elementary Algebra
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides a foundation in algebra. Topics of study include sets and intervals, algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities, graphs of lines, polynomial expressions, and factoring.

MATH 0965
Intermediate Algebra
3

Description: Review of the real number system; linear equations, and inequalities in one and two variables; functions; systems of linear equations; exponents, and radicals; polynomials, and polynomial functions; factoring; rational expressions and functions; quadratic equations. inequalities, and functions; conic sections. Credit is not applicable toward most degree requirements. Student will be required to purchase a graphics calculator.

MATH 1205
College Algebra
3

Available Online

Description: Polynomials; rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; conic sections; systems of equations; and inequalities. Students will be required to purchase a graphics calculator.

MATH 1325
Survey of Calculus
3

Available Online

Description: Functions; limits; the derivative; rules of differentiation; curve sketching and optimization; antiderivatives; the definite integral.

MUSC 1005
Approaching the Arts: Music
3

Description: An introduction to the appreciation and academic understanding of the basic elements of music. Classical and popular styles will be presented.

NURS
Credit by Articulation
38

Available Online

Description: (Credit by Examination) Offered through the School of Nursing. The evaluation by credit examination provides students the opportunity to earn academic course credit for prior learning through coursework, experience, training, or self-study. This examination measures knowledge about concepts related to therapeutic nursing interventions to promote patient nutrition during illness with considerations for age and culture. Knowledge about regulatory processes for fluid and electrolyte balance, conditions that alter fluid balance and interventions to prevent body fluid and electrolyte disturbances are also measured. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)

NURS 3107
Health Policy, Finance and Regulation
3

Available Online

Description: Offered through the School of Nursing, this course provides students with an overview of the influence of healthcare policy in shaping the nature, quality, cost, access, and safety of the healthcare environment. The focus is on the broader context of healthcare, including how patient care services are organized and financed, how reimbursement is structured, and the role of regulatory agencies in defining the boundaries of nursing practice in a complex inter-professional environment. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)

NURS 3207
Health Assessment for RNs
3

Available Online

Description: Offered through the School of Nursing. This course focuses on the health assessment component of the nursing process using a life span approach. Integration of health assessment skills will be explored within the dimensions of pathophysiologic changes that occur during alterations in health. Considerations for health assessment will include growth and development, psychological, socio-cultural and spiritual health of individuals. A case study approach will be utilized during this course. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)

NURS 3377
Credit by Examination - Essentials of Therapeutic Nutrition
3

Available Online

Description: Offered through the School of Nursing. The evaluation by credit examination provides students the opportunity to earn academic course credit for prior learning through coursework, experience, training, or self-study. This examination measures knowledge about concepts related to therapeutic nursing interventions to promote patient nutrition during illness with considerations for age and culture. Knowledge about regulatory processes for fluid and electrolyte balance, conditions that alter fluid balance and interventions to prevent body fluid and electrolyte disturbances are also measured. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)

NURS 3447
Public Health Nursing
4

Available Online

Description: Offered through the School of Nursing. The focus of this online course is the introduction of the student to the concepts and principles of public health and the practice of public health nursing. The nursing process is applied to the care of individuals, families, and groups within the community. The course content and group activities emphasize community health measures which promote and maintain the health of the community. Research-based knowledge of public health science is incorporated, understanding of health team relationships is broadened, and knowledge about the range of client care is expanded. Evaluation of care and fostering of accountability are integrated throughout the course. Legal and ethical issues in public health are examined. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)

NURS 3457
Community Health Project
2

Available Online

Description: Offered through the School of Nursing. This course is designed to provide the student with an experience of planning within a community to meet its needs. Working from the knowledge and competencies gained in previous courses, and in collaboration with members of the healthcare community, students will design, construct, and evaluate a teaching or quality improvement strategy project. Teaching-learning principles of the nurse educator will be incorporated into the teaching or quality improvement strategy project. (For students in the RN to BSN program.) Pre-req: NURS 3447.

NURS 3807
Conceptual Framework for Practice
3

Available Online

Description: Offered through the School of Nursing. In this course students analyze important concepts in professional nursing practice including self-care, nursing theory, nursing scholarship, professional codes of conduct and professional standards. The social, legal, ethical, cultural and interprofessional context of nursing practice is presented. Contemporary issues in professional nursing practice are presented including informatics and patient care technology, genetics and genomics, and nursing management across the health-illness continuum, across the lifespan, and in all healthcare settings. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)

NURS 4107
Leadership and Management
3

Available Online

Description: Offered through the School of Nursing. This course provides students with an overview of management, leadership and organizational theories in the context of nursing and health care. An overview of the major functional areas of health care management and their relevance to the safe delivery of health care services in a turbulent and complex interprofessional environment will be introduced. The influence of legislative, regulatory, and risk management policies in shaping the nature, quality, and safety of the nursing practice environment will be examined. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)

NURS 4147
Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing
3

Available Online

Description: Offered through the School of Nursing. In this course, research is introduced as a method of inquiry and as a foundation for evidence based clinical decisions. Fundamentals of research methodology will be presented. Developing, evaluating, and applying an evidence-base to address nursing care issues will be explored. Barriers to implementation of evidence based practice and strategies to address those barriers will be considered from an individual and an organizational perspective. The role of the nurse in affecting evidence based change in practice will be discussed. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)

ORLD 5000
Organizational Dynamics
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides a foundation in organizational theory and practice; and introduces students to the field of organizational development. It provides students with a framework for understanding and changing organizations from a micro to macro level. Students will learn how to create an organization that is responsive to environmental forces; and align the organization's structure and culture with the strategy. The course is applicable to different types of large and small, private and public entities in the contemporary business environment. As part of the course, students will engage in in-depth case study development and analysis of real world businesses.

ORLD 5010
Contemporary Organizational Leadership
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides an introduction to leadership, highlighting historical and contemporary perspectives and research findings. Students will review fundamental leadership approaches and theories and examine the role of leaders in the 21st Century. Students will also study leadership development approaches and the impact of effective and ineffective leadership within organizations. Strategic leadership practices will be identified and direct application will be emphasized at the individual, interpersonal/group, and organizational level. Throughout the course, students will create an integrated model of leadership based on credible perspectives, theory, and research findings. Integrated models can be directly applied to an organization that the student studies throughout the course.

ORLD 5020
Applied Research Methods
3

Available Online

Description: This course introduces students to the field of organizational informatics, the collection, organization, and use of data to make evidence-based decisions in organizations. Students will learn an action research paradigm that focuses on data collection, synthesis, and dissemination. Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of different types of data (e.g., subjective self-report, bottom-line performance data, market data), format (qualitative vs. quantitative), and methods (i.e., action research design). Students will learn how to evaluate the credibility of data and how to use data from multiple sources to make informed decisions. Lastly, students will learn some of the key ways to analyze qualitative data (e.g., chi-squared) and quantitative data (e.g., descriptive statistics, correlations, t-test).

ORLD 5030
Applied Analytics
3

Available Online

Description: This course introduces students to the analytical skills needed to produce evidence-based research results within their organizations. Students will review the foundations of analytics and they will use these foundations to develop a working knowledge of more advanced analytics (e.g., analysis of variance, regression, and factor analysis). Students will also learn the appropriate ways to report the results of their analyses through the use of text, figures, and tables. In addition, attention will be paid to ways to communicate results to senior leaders and layperson audiences.

ORLD 5100
Professional Leadership Development
3

Available Online

Description: This course focuses on professional leadership development. The course is designed to improve personal awareness in the areas of self-management, professionalism, work attitudes and motivation, personality, innovation and creativity, communication, diversity, and ethical decision making. In addition, students will gain an appreciation and understanding of the diverse individual differences that leaders encounter in a global workforce. Students can apply concepts from this class to their own professional development and also use concepts to promote and sustain a diverse working environment. Upon completion of this course, students will recognize their strengths and weaknesses and create a professional development plan that emphasizes self-management practices.

ORLD 5150
Talent Management and Development
3

Available Online

Description: This course looks at talent management and development in organizations from a holistic, systems perspective. Talent management begins with the recruiting and staffing process and moves through the entire life-cycle of the employee as an active contributor in the organization. Students will study the major theories and approaches to selecting and developing employees. Topics that will be covered include strategic selection, employee and leadership development, assessment options for selection and development, workforce planning, and employee motivation and retention. We will also discuss contemporary topics such as use of technology to implement talent management and development, multi-media methods for coaching and mentoring, and applied models for talent planning and succession planning.

ORLD 5250
Leading a Healthy Organization
3

Available Online

Description: This course focuses on the issue of organizational health. Students will develop a working definition of organizational health, focusing on elements of employees and the organization. Students will also learn how the organizational environment can promote positive or negative health, with a specific emphasis on the critical role of stress. Specific types of interventions will be discussed as a way to provide a comprehensive framework for discussing organizational health. Students will learn how to design, implement, and evaluate key interventions related to organizational health, such as work-life balance, wellness, and employee involvement initiatives. Students will then develop a plan for designing, implementing, and evaluating an intervention in their organization.

ORLD 5350
Team Leadership
3

Available Online

Description: The ability of a group to function as a team to run things, to make things, or to provide recommendations about things is a powerful organizational dynamic. This course addresses teaming as a leadership tool to be used in appropriate situations to maximize individual talent through collective interactions. Students will learn what makes a group a team, how to build and lead a team, and how to facilitate team performance. Structured exercises and assessments carried out both in and outside of the classroom will provide students with teaming experiences that develop their team consultation and facilitation skills. The most recent body of research literature will be used to develop a realistic understanding of what teaming can and cannot do as a leadership tool.

ORLD 5450
Leading Organizational Change
3

Available Online

Description: This course is designed to prepare students to lead organizational change efforts directed at improving organizational functioning and quality of work life. A general framework of planned change combined with the organizational development perspective of leading change will be used to introduce students to change facilitation tools and techniques. Using case studies, students will design change interventions and change management strategies using group simulations, demonstrating change agent competencies in the areas of systems thinking, action research, consultation skills, project management, and strategic visioning. Awareness of the empirical evidence underlying the strategic, technostructural, human resource, and human process change strategies will be identified.

ORLD 5650
Future-Focused Leadership
3

Available Online

Description: This course focuses on the competencies necessary to be a future-focused leader. Students will learn how to think about the future, in terms of visioning, scenario planning, and systems thinking. As a key component of the course, strategic elements will be introduced. In addition, students will learn the value of creativity and innovation in developing a future-focused approach to leadership. As a key component of the course, students will be asked to develop a future-focused vision for their work unit or organization.

ORLD 5750
Contemporary Issues in Leadership
3

Available Online

Description: This course will be focused on contemporary issues in leadership. Students will use cases and recent scholarly and popular press media to explore some of the issues at the forefront of leadership, such as ethics, followership, and leadership assessment. This course will be designed as a way to spark advanced discussion on the topic of leadership, allowing students to go more in depth into contemporary leadership topics and paradigms. Students will produce a reflection paper focuses more in depth on one of the topics covered in the course.

ORLD 5900
Action Research I
3

Available Online

Description: This course serves as the first capstone experience for SPS Graduate students. Students will revisit program competencies emphasized by the program and reflect on the ways in which they have developed themselves within those competency areas and within the 5 dimensions of the SLU experience. Specific attention will be paid to strengths and weaknesses of the student, as well as opportunities for programmatic improvement. This will culminate in a formal development plan for the student. Lastly, during this course, students will be assigned an onsite mentor, who will work with the student to develop a proposal for an action research project. The project will be implemented and summarized in ORLD 595: Action Research II.

ORLD 5950
Action Research II
3

Available Online

Description: This course serves to complete the capstone requirement for SPS Graduate students. Students will conduct their action research project and produce a summary of synthesis of their results. The capstone project will include evidence that the student has successfully applied the competencies taught within the program.

OSTD 2935
Special Topics: Title of Topic
1-4

Available Online

Description: Prior approval of sponsoring professor and Program Chair required.

OSTD 2985
Independent Studies: Title of Topic
1-4

Available Online

Description: Prior approval of sponsoring professor and Program Chair required.

OSTD 3005
Organizational Foundations
3

Available Online

Description: An introduction to the Organizational Studies (OS) and the Organizational Leadership &amp; Technology (OLT) majors. This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in their major area of study. Students will learn more about OS and OLT, including the history behind organizational behavior as an area of study. Students will also gain a context in which to conceptualize the major, using an open systems framework. Students will become more familiar with library resources, references and writing, and presentation skills needed for successful completion of the courses in the OS and OLT majors. The course will be taught using lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises and will promote the synthesis of knowledge across the OS and OLT curricula.

OSTD 3205
Interpersonal Relations in Organizations
3

Available Online

Description: Prerequisites: OSTD 300. An examination of the knowledge and skill necessary to perform effectively in professional relations. Students will gain a deeper understanding of interpersonal relationships in organizations framed in ethical contexts related to perception, impression management, managing diversity, self disclosure, coaching, conflict management, influence, power, and politics. Students will complete self-assessments and engage in skill-building activities to learn how to effectively manage relationships within organizations while using Communication Improvement Plans.

OSTD 3305
Team Dynamics
3

Available Online

Description: A study and application of team and small group behavior in organizations. Students will gain a deeper understanding of team structure, processes, and performance outcomes including topics like team types and stages, member roles, leadership, and decision-making. Using a self-directed work team environment, students will complete a team project demonstrating concepts and processes within team dynamics.

OSTD 3935
Advanced Special Topics
1-4

Available Online

Description: Prior approval of sponsoring professor and Program Chair required.

OSTD 3985
Advanced Independent Studies
1-4

Available Online

Description: Prior approval of sponsoring professor and Program Chair required.

OSTD 4105
Concepts and Theories of Leadership
3

Available Online

Description: Prerequisites: OSTD 300 and Senior Status within the OS major. Promotes leadership development through the study of leadership theory and concepts and encourages the practical application of leadership at all levels. It includes analysis of historical approaches to leadership and focuses on influential contemporary leadership perspectives such as Servant Leadership, Situational Leadership, Transformational Leadership, and Principle-Centered Leadership. Through an examination of leadership theory and research, self-assessments and reflection, and application to the work environment, students will create a personal leadership development plan.

OSTD 4805
Organizational Theory & Practice
3

Available Online

Description: Prerequisites: ENGL 190, CMMK 121, CIS 295, OSTD 300, OSTD 320 or 330, OSTD 410, PST 320, PST 340 or PSYK 425, Senior Status. An overview of how organizations work including theory, research, and application. Students will gain a deeper understanding of organizational structure, culture, communication, and strategic planning processes within the internal and external environment. Current trends will also be discussed. Students will complete cases and engage in experiential exercises to facilitate critical thinking and the application of course content to organizational settings. The final course project will integrate knowledge and skills in the area of organizational theory with systematic problem solving skills to assess and diagnose an organizational problem. This course is the Capstone Course for the OS Major.

OSTD 4915
Organizational Studies Internship
1-4

Available Online

Description: This course elective allows students to acquire relevant work experience with local corporate or not-for-profit organizations. Students will have the opportunity to put knowledge and skills into practice under the direction of both a faculty sponsor and a practitioner from the organization. The arrangements for the working relationship and elective credit must be established prior to the start of the internship.

OSTD 4965
Service Learning Experience
1-4

Available Online

Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students with an independent service-learning experience. Service learning enables students to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their major or minor to their community. It is an opportunity for reciprocal learning between the student and an organization, which is the foundation of the Saint Louis University mission. In this course, students will utilize SLU's service learning resources to identify an organization and service-learning experience. Projects may be related to any area of study within the student's major or minor.

PHIL 1055
Intro to Philosophy: Self and Reality
3

Available Online

Description: This course will focus primarily on the writings of Plato and Aristotle as central figures in that historical period when Western humanity began to use and to develop reason systematically as an instrument for understanding the world and its place in that world. Students will be introduced to the Greek contributions to logic, metaphysics, and ethics.

PHIL 1105
Intro to Philosophy: Critical Thinking
3

Available Online

Description: This course will focus primarily on the nature of argumentation and critical thinking. The course will also address the role of definitions, distinctions between inductive and deductive logic, and how to employ these tools in the construction of arguments and essays. The writings of Plato and Aristotle will be used throughout the course to provide examples and an introduction to classical philosophical texts.

PHIL 2055
Ethics
3

Available Online

Description: This course undertakes a systematic analysis of fundamental problems and issues involved in questioning whether and how moral discourse can be rationally grounded; the utilitarian-duty ethics debate; questions concerning different levels of moral discourse; competing notions of justice and the relationship between morality and religion.

PHIL 3365
Medical Ethics
3

Available Online

Description: This course deals with ethical problems of medicine, nursing and the life sciences.

PHIL 3605
Science and Religion
3

Available Online

Description: This course surveys the relationship between scientific and religious thought from the perspective of major developments in the history of science. Topics include the "Galileo Affair," the rise of Darwinism, evidence for God's existence in light of contemporary cosmology, and ways of relating science to theology.

PHYS 1015
Physics and the World Around Us
3

Description: Basic concepts of physics emphasizing the meaning of modern developments of the science.

PHYS 1355
Aviation Physics with Lab
4

Available Online

PMGT 3200
Project Management Planning and Scheduling
3

Available Online

Description: The ultimate success or failure of a project is directly related to the quality of the planning process for the project. This course provides an overview of the methods and procedures that are used to plan their work, estimate costs and develop a project schedule. Topics covered in the class include the use of Critical Path Method (CPM) for planning the project and techniques for developing a work breakdown schedule (WBS). Students will also be introduced to concept of risk as it relates to project management.

PMGT 3250
Project Implementation and Control
3

Available Online

Description: This course will provide students the conceptual framework and practical tools to successfully implement a project. Specific topics included in the course will include managing project scope, understanding what is required organizationally to implement a project in a generic context, identifying and defining needed skills and knowledge and how to deal with changes to project scope, schedule or costs, project risk management and communication related to the project to both internal and external stakeholders. Students will also learn the importance of monitoring implementation delivery activities, and understand the importance of project audits and benchmarking throughout the life cycle of the project.

PMGT 4000
Project Management Capstone
3

Available Online

Description: This course will integrate the learning from the required courses in the project management curriculum. It is designed to provide students with a realistic project management model through the use of a computerized simulation.

POLS 1105
American Politics
3

Available Online

Description: This course introduces the student to the basic principles of American systems of government, exploring relations of citizens to government and the structure, organization, powers and procedures of government agencies. Political decisions affect our everyday lives, so this course will explore how these decisions are made. Topics to be covered include elections, voting behavior, political parties, interest groups, public opinion, public policy, and current events.

PPS 5300
Administrative Law
3

Description: Offered through Department of Political Science. Seminar discussions focus on the search for procedural due process in public administration. Specific attention is devoted to administrative law doctrines and principles pertaining to rule-making, agency hearings, administrative discretion, damage actions, reviewability, scope of review, and administrative searches and seizures. Administrative law cases are thoroughly discussed.

PPS 5310
Issues in American Public Administration
3

Description: Examines role of public administration in U.S. Historic evolution of public administration. Current issues in field: privatization, quotas, affirmative action, whistle-blowing, etc.

PPS 5325
Public Sector Budgeting
3

Description: Public budgeting at all levels of government; economic and political aspects of budgeting. Features in-class budget simulation.

PPS 5330
Economics of the Public Sector
3

Description: Offered through Department of Political Science. Introduction to economics of the public sector. Specific issues regarding welfare economics, expenditure programs, and taxation.

PPY 2545
Human Physiology
4

Available Online

Description: An introductory course in the fundamental mechanisms of human physiology. Emphasis is given to basic cell functions and biological control systems, as well as to coordinate body functions.

PST 1000
Learning Strategies, Processes and Resources
3

Available Online

Description: The purpose of this class is to explore personal and environmental factors associated with academic success. Students will use a variety of resources that will enable them to be more self-directed, effective, efficient learners.

PST 1900
Survey of Economics
3

Available Online

Description: Analysis of how individuals, firms and nations make choices given limited resources. Determinants of decision making in market economies. The political economy of income, employment, and inflation in the aggregate. The role of government and the Federal Reserve.

PST 3010
Contemporary Spain Study Abroad: Culture-Commerce-Community
3

Available Online

Description: <strong></strong><strong></strong>This class is an innovative course dealing with the societal practices, economic trends, and the diverse spiritual climate of Spain. The multidisciplinary course will cover issues related to Spain's cultural transformation, comparative business and leadership experiences, and religious diversity. While in Spain, students will participate in site visits to support the development of an understanding of the complexities of this nation from a global perspective. Students will also be exposed to the historical framework of Spain as well as its modern context to enhance their intercultural competence as professionals and leaders.

PST 3100
Accounting Concepts for Professionals
3

Available Online

Description: An introduction to major concepts in the areas of financial and managerial accounting. Students will gain a deeper understanding of financial statements, accounting mechanics, accrual accounting, financial planning, variance analysis, internal controls and financial analysis. The final course project will require students to utilize knowledge and skills in the area of financial and managerial accounting to manage the financial data of a fictional organization.

PST 3200
Human Resources in Organizations
3

Available Online

Description: An examination of human resource management functions. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the legal environment and equal employment opportunities; job design and analysis; recruiting, orientation, and training; performance appraisal; compensation systems; labor relations; collective bargaining and grievance processes; and health and safety in the workplace. The final course project will require students to conduct in-depth research in the area of human resource management (HRM) and apply HRM theory and research to a not-for-profit organization.

PST 3300
Legal Issues in Organizations
3

Available Online

Description: An introduction to the nature, formation and application of law in the U.S. legal system. Topics will include American public law; federal/state/local law governing business and industry; torts and contracts; litigation and arbitration; regulatory law; labor and employment law; compensation law; consumer protection; law as it relates to profit/nonprofit and public/private sector organizations. Students will apply course content and case law to a real world legal issue.

PST 3400
Marketing Strategies in Organizations
3

Available Online

Description: An analysis of the fundamental principles and strategies of marketing. Students will gain an understanding of the functional role of marketing within an organization and within the expanding global economy. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the external and internal variables that affect Marketing; eCommerce marketing; the roles of advertising, public relations, and sales; Integrated Marketing's role in the 21st century; and Strategic Marketing Planning. Students will integrate knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course with outside sources and information in order to develop an integrated marketing plan for an organization.

PST 3850
Portfolio Pro Seminar
1

Available Online

Description: Course is taken the last semester in the senior year of the major. A seminar course in which each student assembles and presents a degree program portfolio. The portfolio will consist of designated course projects that were completed throughout your degree program. The seminar will allow students to reflect on personal and professional development and create a formal display of knowledge and skills. The student is evaluated on the format of the portfolio and participation in the seminar. A pass/no pass grade will be given upon completion of the portfolio seminar.

PST 4900
Social Science Research Methods
3

Available Online

Description: Social Science Research Methods is designed to initiate the student to current social and policy research technologies and practices. In this course the student will engage in the study of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to social science research using a systematic process. Issues in criminal justice, public policy and administration, and urban planning will be the primary focus of research and cases. Major theories and concepts in social science and policy research applicable to these topics, as well as selected student projects, will be addressed through lectures, readings from the text, audio/visual presentations, class discussions, cases, and practice exercises. This course will provide the student with opportunities to think critically about social science and policy research and possible solutions to current problems confronting the criminal justice system, public policy decision-makers and social science research professionals.

PSYK 1010
General Psychology
3

Available Online

Description: Provides a basic and general knowledge of the theoretical, scientific, and conceptual foundations of psychology, including biological, cognitive, emotional, development, cultural and social aspects. Includes key concepts and principles, methods for collecting and evaluating evidence, and application of psychological knowledge.

PSYK 3330
Applied Personality
3

Description: This course presents contemporary personality psychology organized around six domains of knowledge: Dispositional, Biological, Intrapsychic, Cognitive/Emotional, Self-Representational, and Social. The integration of the domains addresses the fundamental personality questions of what makes each of us human, often like some but different from others, and yet still individually unique.

PSYK 3340
Applied Social Psychology
3

Description: Introduction to social behavior focusing on how people relate to, think about, and influence each other. This course addresses topics such as attitude formation and change, social cognition, conformity, aggression, altruism, prejudice, and interpersonal attraction and relationships.

PSYK 3980
Advanced Independent Studies
1 - 4

PSYK 4250
Motivation and Self-Management
3

Description: This course provides an overview of motivation and self-management as it specifically relates to employees in the workplace. Some of the topics to be addressed include: basic theories of employee motivation, rewards and punishments, motivational triggers, emotional intelligence, time management. The course will also emphasize specific strategies, tools, and techniques to assist students in evaluating and improving the way in which they interface with their work environments.

PSYK 4390
Abnormal Psychology
3

Description: An examination of abnormal human behavior. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the major models used to define and evaluate abnormal behavior and some of the key disorders, their correlates, implications, and treatment requirements. An emphasis will be placed on the following disorders: anxiety, mood, somatoform, dissociative, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, personality, eating and sleep, substance-related, impulse-control, and developmental.

PSYK 4450
Personal and Career Development
3

Description: This course focuses on the career development process taking a broad, view of "career", as a means to growth and job promotion, self-discovery, and an evolving series of role-related experiences across the lifespan. Students will learn about definitions of "career", models for career development and the interplay of individual factors such as personality, aptitude and abilities upon career choice. In addition, students will study the impact of early experiences and other environmental factors upon career choice and how individual, social, chance, and environmental factors shape career decisions and choices. Explanations of the origin of individual aptitudes and abilities and the practice of aptitude and ability testing and how to use those techniques in selecting and placing employees will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on skill development in career choice and decision making, career counseling, and identifying best-fit options.

PSYK 4760
Training and Development
3

Description: This course focuses on the application of psychological principles to the effective design, delivery, and evaluation of training in professional settings. It introduces a comprehensive approach to training and development including topics like: training needs assessment; learning theory, styles, and environment; training techniques and media; and evaluation design and training effectiveness. The course is interactive consisting of case analysis, experiential exercises and work place applications.

PSYK 4770
Occupational Health and Stress
3

Description: This course focuses on issues involved in the development and maintenance of a healthy workforce, with an emphasis on physical, mental, and emotional health. Some of the topics to be addressed include: occupational stress and stress management, the Occupational Safety &amp; Health Administration (OSHA) and its role in workplace health, the interplay between employee well-being and organizational effectiveness, and the use of Employee Assistance Programs in organizations. The course will also provide students with specific tools, strategies, and techniques for managing stress and evaluating the health of their organization.

SOC 1105
Introduction to Sociology
3

Available Online

Description: This introductory course emphasizes fundamental concepts in sociology and their application to contemporary society for the purpose of enhancing the students' understanding of the world in which they live.

SOC 1205
Introduction to Anthropology
3

Available Online

Description: This course emphasizes the nature of humans and culture, human prehistory, language and culture.

SOC 3905
Theories of Crime
3

Available Online

Description: The course introduces different explanations of criminal behavior, relates the theories to their historical development, and clarifies the assumptions of different theories and the role the theories play in public policy.

SSI 1500
Foundations of Security and Strategic Intelligence
3

Available Online

Description: An introduction to the program of study, providing the student with a foundation for the study of security and intelligence by identifying security concepts (securing humans, tangible assets, and information), intelligence concepts (the cycle of intelligence: collection, processing, analysis, dissemination, feedback/utilization), and the roles of security and intelligence professionals within private and public sector organizational contexts.

SSI 2000
Threat and Risk Assessment
3

Available Online

Description: An investigation of the tools utilized to identify threats and risks and then effectively assess, mitigate, and manage those risks. The course integrates components of information technology, analytics, and psychology with threat and risk analysis.

SSI 3000
Coordination across Agencies, Organizations, and Departments
3

Available Online

Description: An investigation of the roles of SSI professionals within large organizations, including creation and maintenance of effective relationships across intra-departmental and inter-agency lines and exploration of the benefits for the both the SSI professional and his/her organization gained through identifying and creating innovative ways to provide service and added value across these lines.

SSI 3010
Business Continuity and Impact Analysis
3

Available Online

Description: This course introduces students to the concept of continuity planning by providing an overview and in depth discussion of continuity, including its definition, the legal basis for continuity planning, and the continuity program management cycle. Students review the application continuity planning to the private sector within organizations across many industries while developing familiarity with the tools associated with effective business continuity planning, such as Business Impact Analysis (BIA).

SSI 3020
Intelligence and its Use in National & Corporate Security
3

Available Online

Description: Extends SSI 150 by focusing on a deeper exploration of intelligence, the cycle of intelligence and counter intelligence within the greater framework of national security. The complementary roles played by the agencies of the Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and other organizations are discussed.

SSI 3030
Global Security Management
3

Available Online

Description: Extends SSI 150 by serving as a continuing investigation of the protection of human and tangible assets and information at a global, strategic level. It discusses the issues involved in dealing with complex policy formation that must provide effective and compatible across many cultures and nations. The emerging role of technology and its impact on private sector organizations such as social media, intellectual property/piracy, and brand protection are addressed.

SSI 3040
Contemporary Perspectives on Policing
3

Available Online

Description: This course prepares the student to understand contemporary perspectives on policing and incorporate ideas related to customer service, crime prevention, and community policing. The student will review a variety of policy perspectives from across the U.S. as well as have the opportunity to explore benefits and disadvantages of each. The course will culminate with the student developing his/her own in depth philosophy on law enforcement and policing.

SSI 3100
Analytics in Security and Intelligence
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides the student with in-depth knowledge and skills in the cycle of intelligence (collection, processing, analysis, dissemination, feedback/utilization), with a focus on effective processing, analysis, and dissemination of intelligence.

SSI 3200
Terrorism: Causes, Tactics & Mitigation
3

Available Online

Description: This course provides the student with knowledge regarding the issue of terrorism. Students will learn to identify terrorism; discuss its history; and understand current, emerging and possible future trends. The subject of cyber terrorism is thoroughly investigated.

SSI 3300
Integrated Risk Planning, Strategy and Compliance
3

Available Online

Description: This course focuses on the key elements that an organization needs to plan effective strategies for operating under adverse conditions. All aspects of the emergency management and business continuity cycle will be studied including preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.

SSI 3600
Tangible Asset Security
3

Available Online

Description: This course focuses specifically on the security of people (e.g., employees, visitors, contractors, vendors, customers) and physical assets (e.g., real estate, structures, vehicles, equipment, merchandise). Risks to the security of people and assets are discussed in detail as are ways of mitigating these risks. Issues studied include legal, cultural and policy related issues faced by global private sector organizations.

SSI 3800
Trends in Security and Strategic Intelligence
3

Available Online

Description: This course utilizes modern, sometimes evolving, case studies through which the student develops key competencies through practical application. Whether concerning legal and regulatory issues, advances in security and intelligence technology, or scenario planning based on recent events, the course provides students with cutting-edge tools and techniques for responding to current and future security and intelligence demands.

SSI 4010
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
3

Available Online

Description: This course examines topics specific to the use of diplomacy and intelligence in foreign policy.

SSI 4090
Resilience, Recovery and Contingency
3

Available Online

Description: Students analyze and evaluate the balance of value and risk as a component in the strategic development of risk management strategies. Topics include identifying, evaluating, managing, and mitigating unacceptable risks and evaluating risk tolerance positions.

SSI 4100
Law Enforcement, Investigation and Prosecution
3

Available Online

Description: The course investigates and requires application of the principles of criminal investigation learned within a police academy, including crime scene search and recording, collection and preservation of evidence, sources of information, interviews and interrogation, case preparation and management, and testifying effectively within a courtroom. The course sharpens the student's understanding of the investigative process with an eye on improving the comprehensive skills necessary to plan and oversee an investigation from start to finish.

SSI 4200
Collection Assets and Capabilities
3

Available Online

Description: This course investigates the use of human intelligence and various types of signal/cyber/electronic intelligence and how both can be collected and analyzed from open source information or by covert means.

SSI 4500
Financial & Regulatory Considerations in Risk Planning
3

Available Online

Description: This course focuses on in depth discussion the financial issues that must be addressed in departments that oversee security in contemporary organizations. Whether single- or multi-site, domestic or global, all security operations must consider the important financial implications of their field. With issues ranging from budgeting to finance to legal and regulatory requirements, this course provides students with an in depth discussion of important elements regarding financial operations in private-sector security.

SSI 4650
Law Enforcement Administration
3

Available Online

Description: The course provides an in depth investigation of the nature, structure, and administrative processes of law enforcement organizations, from local to state to federal agencies. Students develop the introductory skills required to effectively administer a law enforcement department and apply the knowledge and skills they learned across the curriculum to develop the competencies required to analyze personnel roles and functions and plan departmental initiatives.

SSI 4960
Security and Strategic Intelligence Capstone
3

Available Online

Description: The program capstone provides students with a service-learning/internship opportunity in which they work with an organization of their choice to identify and define a problem that is of importance to the organization and design and implement a solution that is deemed satisfactory by the organization, within the various constraints associated with the implementation. The capstone serves to integrate the students' program of study of security and intelligence and provides oversight into the concepts and information learned and insight into practical application over the course of a career.

SWRK
Practicum II
2

SWRK
Practicum IV
3

SWRK
Research Option
3

SWRK
Practicum III
3

SWRK
Values and Ethics
3

SWRK
Integrative Seminar
1

SWRK 1000
Intro to Social Work
3

Description: This course provides an introduction to social work and social welfare as preparation for advanced study or employment in social work or a related human service profession. Beginning with historical developments, the course will explore societal challenges encountered in the field and techniques and resources for intervention. Generalist social work practice at the individual and family (micro), group (mezzo) and organization and community (macro) levels will be covered. Discussion will include current issues in the profession and the rewards and realities of a career in the field.

SWRK 2100
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
3

Description: This course explores the reciprocal relationship between individuals and their social environment, focusing on the interactions between and among individuals, groups, organizations, societies, and economic systems. It includes theories and knowledge of biological, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual aspects of human life across the life span; the range of social systems in which in live; and the ways social systems promote or deter people from achieving well being.

SWRK 3100
The American Social Welfare System
3

Description: Examination of the evolution of the governmental and voluntary system of social welfare. Values and political factors in the shaping of social policy. Contribution of and response by social policy to poverty and vulnerable groups in society. The use of systematic models of policy analysis. Exploration of current social welfare programs.

SWRK 3200
Diversity and Anti-Oppression Practice
3

Description: Focus on differences and similarities in the experiences, needs, and beliefs of people distinguished by ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation; offers a multi-dimensional, cross cultural, generalist framework for differential assessment and intervention with members of diverse groups.

SWRK 3300
Social Work Practice I: Communication Skills
3

Description: This course is an introduction to social work practice and emphasizes basic communication skills necessary for effective practice. Students will learn oral and written communication skills such as interviewing, relationship building, documentation, scholarly writing skills and APA formatting. It provides a foundation in skills, theories and methods of generalist social work practice that will be built upon in other practice courses.

SWRK 3400
Social Work Practice II: Individuals and Families
3

Description: This course introduces students to a generalist perspective utilizing a systems framework for social work practice with individuals and families. Core knowledge, values and skills related to assessment, intervention, evaluation, and termination are provided. Emphasis is placed on the establishment of professional relationships characterized by mutuality, collaboration and respect.

SWRK 3500
Social Work Practice III: Groups
3

Description: This course focuses on the core knowledge, values and skills for planning, implementing and evaluating groups used in generalist social work practice. This course uses a systems framework integrating a number of different group social work theories and perspectives.

SWRK 3500
Social Work Practice IV: Organizations and Communities
3

Description: This course focuses on the values, knowledge and skills within a systems framework for generalist practice in organizations and communities. Students learn skills related to maintaining and influencing organizations, influencing policy development, and organizing and developing communities.

SWRK 3700
Introduction to Social Work Research
3

Description: Fundamental processes, logic, and methodology of social research. Quantitative and qualitative techniques emphasizes the critical use and production of research to improve one's effectiveness as a generalist social work practitioner. Includes learning exercises which lead to an overall design: developing research questions, selecting appropriate measures, planning data collection strategy, specifying sampling procedures, writing questionnaire items, analyzing data. Addresses ethical and human diversity issues throughout the research process.

SWRK 4100
Social Work Practicum I
5

Description: Students engage in professional practice with individuals, groups, and communities in various social work sites under professional supervision.

SWRK 4150
Integrative Practice Seminar I
1

Description: This seminar is designed to facilitate the integration of the content of social work courses with social work practice in practicum experience. It will address some of the practical questions and problems faced by students in the course of their practicum placements.

SWRK 4200
Social Work Practicum II
5

Description: Continuation of SWRK 481.

SWRK 4250
Integrative Practice Seminar II
1

THEO 1005
Theological Foundations
3

Available Online

Description: This course seeks to educate students from all the undergraduate programs in a critical discourse with human experience, biblical origins, historical foundations, and historical developments of the Christian tradition. It provides opportunity for human enrichment through creative questioning, awareness of Christian cultures, access to other cultural and religious contexts through comparative study, and a balanced appreciation of Christianity as a vital element in our global heritage. Students will be introduced to the Hebrew and Christian scriptures with an emphasis on important texts and theological issues. Students will explore how historical and literary criticism help in understanding fundamental theological concepts such as God, revelation, faith, creation, covenant, and salvation history. In post-biblical developments students will study the early experience of Christians, especially as they learned to articulate their faith in Christ and thereby developed their understanding of the triune God. The manner in which these and other theological developments are taught varies according to the method and strengths of the instructor. Students will be challenged to acquire the targeted skills of reading, writing and speaking theologically. They will also be encouraged to consider how critical, careful and creative theological questioning can deepen their understanding of the human condition.

THEO 2355
American Christianity
3

Available Online

Description: The history of American Christianity from colonial times to the present, Spanish, French, English beginnings; Puritanism, the Great Awakenings; Unitarianism, Congregationalism, Methodism; the immigrant churches, Roman Catholic history; Liberalism, Neo-Orthodoxy, Fundamentalism; Black churches, contemporary movements.

THEO 3505
Marriage and Christian Vocation
3

Available Online

Description: A study of contemporary Christian marriage, its interpersonal, social-psychological, biblical, historical, theological and moral aspects.

THEO 3565
Religion and Science
3

Available Online

Description: This course surveys the relationship between scientific and religious thought from the perspective of major developments in the history of science. Topics include the "Galileo Affair," the rise of Darwinism, evidence for God's existence in light of contemporary cosmology, and ways of relating science to theology.

THEO 3615
Spirituality: Work and Vocation
3

Available Online

Description: This course will examine the lifelong process of discernment that leads to the identification of one's vocation or calling in life, as well as the meaning and spirituality of work. The course will involve personal reflection and internalization of the spiritual dimension of the student's life experience.

THEO 3795
Studies in Non-Christian Religious Traditions
3

Available Online

Description: This course will introduce the student to some of the world's important religious traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Students will examine the belief systems of these religions, the cultural and historical contexts in which they developed, the influences, founders, basic teachings and rituals, and their conceptions of God and human nature. Students will engage in class discussions based on required readings and practical reflective exercises. Learning will be demonstrated through lecture, written assignments, a test, and student presentations. Students will examine their own belief systems in relationship to systems learned in this course.

THEO 3800
Eastern Spirituality
3

Available Online

Description: This course will explore the major spiritual traditions of Asia and reflect on their impact on personal spiritual development, cultural integration and the influence on our way of living.

THEO 3840
Women, Religion, and Spirituality
3

Available Online

Description: Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of feminist theology and spirituality. This includes the feminist approach to religious concepts of God and of biblical interpretation. Students will explore the spiritual lives of extraordinary women, including those in the ancient goddess traditions, mystics, and saints. Feminist approaches in non-Christian religions, as well as contemporary Christianity will be discussed.

THEO 3890
Spirituality and Psychology
3

Available Online

Description: This course will explore the interface of religion, spirituality and psychology as exemplified in the practice of psychology where many of the issues that come to the psychotherapist are existential questions such as the meaning of life, work and personal relationships.

THEO 3900
Universal Spirituality
3

Available Online

Description: This course explores the various approaches to Spirituality. It brings together complementary elements from different schools that build a comprehensive spirituality. Historic, geographic, gender and cultural differences are studied as expressions of a single core spirituality.

THEO 4810
Spirituality, Peace and Justice
3

Available Online

Description: This course will introduce the student to the Catholic social teaching tradition regarding peace and justice. It will also explore the dynamic relationship between the work of peace and justice in contemporary society and the spiritual life.

THEO 4820
Spirituality: Ethics and Leadership
3

Available Online

Description: This course is an in-depth exploration of leadership in the context of Christian-particularly Ignatian-spirituality and ethics. Several key aspects of leadership are examined in terms of their ethical and spiritual implications, as well as their practical application. Students are encouraged to internalize and reflect on leadership, spirituality and ethics in the context of their current leadership positions and responsibilities in the home, workplace, church and community.

THR 1005
Approaching the Arts/Theater
3

Available Online

Description: An introduction to musical theater highlighting its multi-disciplinary form and historical place in society. Students will explore standard tasks and procedures brought to bear in play productions. Several live productions will be viewed.

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