Jul 18, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


The courses described below are listed in numerical order by discipline. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted. If laboratory periods are required they are indicated after the description. For example, the notation “3 plus 1” indicates 3 class periods and 1 lab period per week.

 

Psychology

  
  • PSY 2300 - Human Sexuality


    A comprehensive introduction to the biological, psychological and cultural aspects of human sexuality. The study of human sexuality from youth to old age, including the development of gender identity, sexual orientation, sex roles and sexual dysfunction will be examined. This course will aid students’ exploration with their own thinking and biases surrounding sexual issues, with the goal of helping students develop a fuller and scientifically grounded understanding of human sexual behavior. Credit(s): 3 (0 plus 3)
  
  • PSY 2510 - Theories of Counseling


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 .
    Introduces the historical and professional foundations of counseling as well as provides exposure to the process, skills of counseling, and the specialties engaged in the practice of counseling. Specific focus given to the theories of counseling. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 2520 - Abnormal Psychology


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 .
    Abnormal behavior including major psychological disorders. Emphasis on various contemporary approaches to their understanding and treatment. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 2760 - Theories of Personality


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 .
    Introduction to the study of how individuals are influenced by enduring inner factors and the development of personality over the course of a lifetime. Topics include biological trait theories, behavioral and cognitive social theories and psychodynamic theories. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 2780 - Social Psychology


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 .
    A study of how thoughts, feelings or behaviors of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. Topics include attitude formation and attitude change, prejudice and discrimination, cooperation and competition, affiliation, interpersonal attraction, aggression and violence, social perception, group influences and environmental influences on social behavior. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 2990 - Special Topics in Psychology


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700  
    Directed study in a special body of subject matter in psychology. May be repeated for additional credit. May be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): Variable
  
  • PSY 3510 - Bio-psychology


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 ; BIO 1110 .
    Introduction to the study of mental processes and their effects on behavior. Measurment of biological variables which affect the quantitative or qualitiative changes of specific psychological or behavioral variables. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 3520 - Applied Psychology


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 .
    Exploration of the various roles and the functions of professional psychologist through an examination of the theoretical and practical applications of career in psychology. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 3530 - Sport Psychology


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 .
    Introduction to how psychological factors affect individual and team physical performance. How participation in sport and exercise  affect psychological development and health and well-being of the individual. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 3730 - Aging


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 .
    Introduction to the process of aging, directed study in biological, Psychological, and social factors affecting the elderly. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 3750 - Interview Strategies for Helpers


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 ; PSY 2510 .
    Fundamental interviewing strategies and techniques used to assist others in addressing interpersonal (and psychological) issues. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 3770 - Assessment in Psychology


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1025 .
    The basic concepts, terminology, and principles of assessment applicable to human services counseling are considered, with an emphasis on both written and oral assessment techniques. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 3780 - Research Methods & Statistics


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 ; MA 2025  with grade C or better; junior standing.
    The principles, methods and strategies useful in planning, designing, writing and evaluating research studies in the behavioral sciences. Non-experimental research methods such as naturalistic observation, survey, correlation, field study, program evaluation and experimental research will be studied. Topics to be covered include background research skills, hypothesis development, research methodology, descriptive statistics (using calculator or computer) and an introduction to probability. Additional topics include research designs, measurements, hypothesis testing, statistical significance and the analysis of data. The use of computer statistical packages will be introduced. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 4000 - Ethics for Psychology


    This course is designed to examine ethical issues faced by individuals who will work in helping professions in the mental health and addictions fields. Students will explore common ethical dilemmas that occur in the helping professions as we as examine the most current ethical guidelines from professional organizations to develop an understanding of ethical problem solving. Students will also explore professional development issues related to working in helping professions. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 4200 - Senior Seminar in Psychology


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 PSY 1750 ; PSY 2520 ; and PSY 3780  
    Discussion and exploration of current topics in the field of psychology. Specific topics selected for study vary from year to year. An APA formatted research proposal with IRB approval and subsequent presentation is required. Emphasis on allowing students to research areas of specific interest. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 4370 - Child Psychology Theory and Applications


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700  ; PSY 1750  ; PSY 2520  
    This advanced course will explore a developmental perspective to understanding child and adolescent normal and abnormal growth and development. Emphasis will be placed on creating a deeper understanding of the behavioral and developmental disorders that impact children and adolescents. The other main emphasis of the course will be to learn hands-on techniques students can apply when working with children and/or adolescents in a variety of educational, recreational or mental health settings. Credit(s): 3 (0 plus 3)
  
  • PSY 4510 - Learning and Cognition


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 .
    Contemporary perspectives and ideas about how human beings think and learn. Learning theory will be related to everyday practice through numberous examples which will emphasize meaningful learning and true understanding of the material. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 4520 - Advanced Abnormal Psychology


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 2520 .
    This advanced course builds on the student’s understanding of abnormal behavior through the exploration of clinical case studies. The student also builds understanding of the diagnostic criteria necessary for labeling a psychological problem. Specific diagnostic features; subtypes and/ or specifiers; recording procedures; associated features; specific culture, age and gender features; prevalence; course; familial pattern; and differential diagnosis also addressed. Students also exposed to clinical note preparation and treatment planning skills development. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 4530 - Health Psychology


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 .
    Surveys the psychological, social and behavioral factors related to physical health promotion and the role psychology plays in fostering positive health practices. The course covers health related topics that include stress and coping; cardiovascular disease; chronic pain management and arthritis; cancer; risky health practices (smoking, substance use) as well as a look at communicable and chronic diseases. Community access to health care systems and health related policies are also addressed. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 4540 - Forensic Psychology


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 ; CJ 1100 .
    Introduction to the practice of forensic psychology.  Exploration of how forenzic psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, crime profilers, and trial consultants for jury selection and child custody hearings. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 4560 - Drugs and Addictions


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 .
    This course is designed to examine contemporary drug use in our socierty from behavioral, biological, and social perspectives. Furthermore, a review of prevention and treatment approaches towards drug and alcohol abuse and addictions will be examined. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 4600 - Addictions Theory and Counseling Skills


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 4560  
    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of addiction theories and counseling approaches. A bio-psychosocial framework will be presented to assist in understanding addictive behaviors and substance use and abuse. The philosophies related to prevention, intervention, treatment planning, family education and recovery will also be explored. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 4900 - Psychology/Addictions Internship I


    Prerequisite(s): Approval of Academic Advisor.
    This course will be conducted in a seminar format. It is designed to provide students with applied practice through field experience in mental health or addiction settings as well as additional supervision. Students will complete 120 hours of volunteer/work experience in an approved setting that serves individuals with mental health or addiction issues.  The specific work setting and work responsibilities are determined through consultation with the supervising instructor.  Forty hours in the work setting will equal one academic credit.  Students will complete 120 hours of work experience over the course of the semester to receive 3 academic credits for the course. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 4901 - Psychology/Addictions Internship II


    Prerequisite(s): Approval of Academic Advisor
    This course will be conducted in a seminar format. It is designed to provide students with applied practice through field experience in mental health or addiction settings as well as additional supervision. Students will complete 80-120 hours of volunteer/work experience in an approved setting that serves individuals with mental health or addiction issues. The specific work setting and work responsibilities are determined through consultation with the supervising instructor. Forty hours in the work setting will equal to one academic credit. Students will complete 120 hours of work experience over the course of the semester to receive 3 academic credits of the course. Credit(s): 3 (3plus 0)
  
  • PSY 4902 - Psychology/Addictions Internship III


    Prerequisite(s): Approval of Academic Advisor
    This course will be conducted in a seminar format. It is designed to provide students with applied practice through field experience in mental health or addiction settings as well as additional supervision. Students will complete 80-120 hours of volunteer/work experience in an approved setting that serves individuals with mental health or addiction issues. The specific work setting and work responsibilities are determined through consultation with the supervising instructor. Forty hours in the work setting will equal to one academic credit. Students will complete 120 hours of work experience over the course of the semester to receive 3 academic credits of the course. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • PSY 4910 - Child and Adolescent Internship I


    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing; PSY 4370  
    This course will be conducted in a seminar format. It is designed to provide students with applied practice through field experience with children and adolescents in a social service setting as well as additional supervision.  Students will complete 80-120 hours of volunteer/work experience in an approved social service setting that serves children/adolescents.  The specific work setting and work responsibilities are determined through consultation with the supervising instructor.  Forty hours in the work setting will equal one academic credit.  Student can complete either 80 or 120 hours of work experience over the course of the semester to receive 3 credits for the course. (3 credits) Credit(s): 3 (0 plus 3)
  
  • PSY 4911 - Child and Adolescent Internship II


    Prerequisite(s): Senior Standing, PSY 4370 .
    This course will be conducted in a seminar format. It is designed to provide students with applied practice through field experience with children and adolescents in a social service setting as well as additional supervision.  Students will complete 80-120 hours of volunteer/work experience in an approved social service setting that serves children/adolescents.  The specific work setting and work responsibilities are determined through consultation with the supervising instructor.  Forty hours in the work setting will equal one academic credit.  Student can complete either 80 or 120 hours of work experience over the course of the semester to receive 2 credits for the course.
      Credit(s): 2 (0 plus 2)
  
  • PSY 4990 - Child and Adolescent Internship III


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 4370  and senior standing.
    This course will conducted in a seminar format. It is designed to provide students with applied practice through field experience with children and adolescents in a social service setting as well as additional supervision. Students will complete 80 - 120 hours of volunteer/work experience in an approved social service setting that serves children and/or adolescents.  The specific work setting and work responsibilities are determined through consultation with the supervising instructor.  Forty hours in the work setting will equal one academic credit.  Students can complete either 80 or 120 hours of work experience over the course of the semester to receive either 2 or 3 academic credits for the course. Credit(s): 2-3 (0 plus 3)

Recreation

  
  • REC 1200 - Introduction to Recreation Services


    An overview of recreation services; from governmental, non-profit, and commercial agencies, types of recreation services, and theories related to recreation, play and leisure studies. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • REC 2000 - Recreation Programming


    Prerequisite(s): REC 1200 .
    A study of the principles and techniques in recreation programming. Includes philosophical foundations, needs assessment, goal and objective writing, program planning and evaluating methods. Practice in program planning, delivery of leisure service and leadership techniques. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • REC 2500 - Community and Outdoor Recreation


    Prerequisite(s): REC 1200 .
    Examines various aspects of community and outdoor recreation including the importance of leisure, fundamentals of outdoor and community recreation, natural resource issues and resource management. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • REC 2600 - Recreation Field Experience


    Prerequisite(s): REC 1200 .
    One hundred twenty hours of volunteer/work expreience in an approved recreation setting. Theory is coordinated with practical experience. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • REC 3500 - Promotion Strategies and Techniques


    Prerequisite(s): REC 2600 .
    This course focuses on developing skills in recreation and leisure service program promotion. Topics include publicity, advertising, program promotion, sponsorships and fund raising. Practice in creation of promotional materials will be included. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • REC 4200 - Legal Issues in Recreation and Sports


    Prerequisite(s): REC 2600 RT 2600 , or PHED 2600 
    This course will familiarize students with the legal issues in the recreation and sports fields. They will be introduced to the legal process and current trends in risk management. Negligence, torts, constitutional rights, personnel rights, and standards of care will be addressed along with how to do risk assessments on your facilities to better protect your client, yourself and your agency. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • REC 4950 - Recreation Internship


    Prerequisite(s): Majority of major courses completed and approval of advisor.
    A 240-600 hour professional experience in an approved setting related to the field. The specific work setting and type of responsibilities are determined through consultation with the supervising instructor. Work responsibilities should be professional in nature and should not duplicate the REC 2600  practicum. Theory is coordinated with practical experience. Credit(s): Variable (6-15)
  
  • REC 4990 - Special Topics in Recreation


    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.
    Directed study of a subject in the field of recreation. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): Variable

Recreation Therapy

  
  • RT 1200 - Foundations of Recreation Therapy


    This course explores the philosophy and psychology of recreation as therapy. It introduces students to creation of therapy theories, models, terminology and the psychology of disability issues and how it relates to the field of recreation therapy. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • RT 2100 - Disabling Conditions and Recreation Therapy’s Impact


    Prerequisite(s): RT 1200 .
    An exploration of the role of recreation therapy services in the rehabilitation of individuals with a variety of disabilities. Topics include, but are not limited to: discussions on various disorders in the cognitive, psychosocial and affective domains, symptoms and characteristics, etiology, prevalence and treatment approaches. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • RT 2600 - Recreation Therapy Practicum


    Prerequisite(s): RT 1200 .
    One hundred twenty hours of volunteer/work experience in an approved recreation therapy setting. Theory is coordinated with practical experience. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • RT 3000 - Client Assessment & Evaluation


    Prerequisite(s): RT 1200 .
    An examination of a variety of assessment tools and evaluation techniques commonly used in the field of recreation therapy. Strong focus on goal and objective formation and how these connect to assessment and evaluation. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • RT 3400 - Processes and Techniques


    Prerequisite(s): RT 1200 .
    This course explores the variety of modalities, techniques and processes used as tools to treat individuals with disabilities in clinical, rehabilitative and community settings. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • RT 3700 - Administration & Management in Recreation Therapy


    Prerequisite(s): RT 2600 .
    Many aspects of management in the RT field such as theory, organizational behavior, financial management and budgeting and human resource management will be covered in this course. Topics more specific to RT such as group development, working within the health care field and with other health care professionals and managing volunteers and interns are included. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • RT 4200 - Advancement of the Profession


    Prerequisite(s): REC 2600 RT 2600 , or PHED 2600 .
    This course will focus on the importance of professionalism, continuing education in the RT field and advocacy for our clients. It will cover such topics as legislation which affects our clients and our field, certification, professional standards and ethics and being active in professional associations and how those topics relate to the advancement of the RT profession. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • RT 4950 - Recreation Therapy Internship


    Prerequisite(s): Majority of courses completed and approval of advisor.
    A 600-hour professional experience in an approved setting related to the field. The specific work setting and type of responsibilities are determined through consultation with the supervising instructor. Work responsibilities should be professional in nature and should not duplicate the RT 2600 - Recreation Therapy Practicum . Theory is coordinated with practical experience. 600 hour option is required to apply for possible national certification. Credit(s): Variable (6-14)

Science

  
  • SCI 2000 - Contemporary Issues in Science


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1025 ; ENG 1250 .
    An introduction to the fundamentals of science as it applies to various contemporary issues. This course introduces the nature of science and the scientific method, and deals in depth with the nature of sources and evaluation of the credibility of sources. Specific topics may vary, but may include the following: food and energy; organic compounds in everyday life; greenhouse gases; green chemistry; laws of thermodynamics; energy production, transportation and usage; electricity; fossil fuels; renewable fuels; nuclear energy; alternative energy sources. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)

Social Science

  
  • SS 1110 - American Government


    This course introduces the student to the meaning of politics, its relationship to the concept of political power and its impact upon governmental policy making. The course explores the nature and history of our political system and the various philosophical principles upon which it is based, and discusses national government institutions and the operation of national, state and local governments. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SS 2110 - Introduction to Anthropology


    The place of human beings in nature, with a comparative approach to our physical emergence and cultural evolution, including the development of social systems and technologies, problems arising from the interactions of biological and cultural phenomena. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SS 2410 - World History


    Human cultural development through a historic approach to pivotal periods, ideas, inventions and innovations in the evolution of civilization including regional and planet-wide perspectives. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SS 2430 - Early United States History


    The growth toward democracy in a new nation, and transition from nationalism to sectionalism during the period 1775 through the Civil War. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SS 2440 - History of Modern America


    The Civil War, reconstruction, corruption, reform, industrialization, internationalism and isolationism from 1865 to the present. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SS 2460 - African-American History


    A survey of African-American history in America from 1619 to the present as seen through art, literature and the teachings of several prominent black leaders. Through study of the teachings and philosophies of the black leadership, the student will compare the issues of the past with contemporary problems facing the African-American in today’s society. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SS 2720 - Group Dynamics


    Psychology of groups; normal and developmental growth; development of leadership styles, emphasis on assessment of group change. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SS 2800 - Introduction to Sociology


    An introduction to the scientific study of human society and social behavior, this course examines sociological theories of human behavior, cultural patterns and social change. Emphasis upon the influence of social and cultural forces on personal experience and social behavior in reference to the postindustrial society. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SS 2810 - Social Problems


    Prerequisite(s): SS 2800 .
    Analysis of problem conditions in modern society in areas such as the family, economic order, crime, civil rights, ethnic and religious tensions and the environment. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SS 2820 - Marriage and the Family


    Prerequisite(s): SS 2800 .
    Provides further understanding of family relations for those unmarried, for those contemplating marriage, for those married and for prospective marriage counselors. A functional approach to the interpersonal relationships of courtship, marriage and family are also explored. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SS 2850 - Conflict Resolution


    Conflict resolution in both personal and professional settings. Why we have conflicts and on what levels. The course examines ways to analyze conflict and how to develop mutually beneficial resolutions by using a range of conflict resolution methods and techniques. Current and popular theoretical approaches also are examined. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SS 2900 - Community & Social Movements


    Prerequisite(s): SS 2800 .
    This course provides a review of community and social movements including historical perspectives. The course will help students connect with community work and social movements established to accomplish social change in our society. An examination of the individual’s role as social advocate and effective citizen will be completed. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)

    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to

    1. Describe impact of social movements at micro-meso-and macro levels.
    2. Discuss social movements from historical perspective.
    3. Analyze social movements using a global perspective.
    4. Analyze social movement effectiveness through sociological perspectives.
    5. Create social movement proposal.

  
  • SS 2990 - Special Topics in Social Sciences


    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the dean of general studies.
    Directed study of a special body of subject matter in the field of social sciences.This course may be repeated for additional credit. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): Variable
  
  • SS 3300 - Sport in Society


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1700 ; SS 2800 .
    An examination of the growth of sports and the sports of industry in society. Historical, sociological and psychological aspects are examined including consideration of sports as a means of social mobility and character building. Problems such as drug usage, scandals within sports and cheating also are addressed. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SS 4990 - Special Topics in Social Sciences


    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the dean of arts & sciences.
    Directed study in a special body of subject matter in the social sciences. May be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): Variable

Software Engineering

  
  • SE 1100 - Introduction to Software Engineering Projects


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1090 ; Open only to software engineering majors.
    Introduction to software engineering draws the distinction between programming and software engineering. Students are introduced to the stages of the software engineering life cycle. Topics such as requirements elicitation, requirements conception, project planning, software quality assurance, testing and maintenance are emphasized in daily course lectures. These principles are then utilized during projects. The projects will vary in length and will be completed either collectively as a class, in smaller groups or individually. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SE 2100 - Software Engineering Project I


    Prerequisite(s): SE 1100 .
    The software engineering life cycle principles emphasized in SE 1100  are utilized during projects. The projects will vary in length and will be completed both collectively as a class as well as in individual groups. The importance of customer needs is stressed. This includes but is not limited to comprehensive requirements writing, accurate project planning (leading to timely completion), thorough testing of the product and delivery. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SE 2110 - Software Engineering Project II


    Prerequisite(s): SE 2100 .
    Projects will be completed paying particular attention to Quality Assurance (QA) which covers all activities including design, development, production, installation, servicing and documentation. Other topics include failure testing, statistical control and total quality control. Introduces current models like Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). Credit(s): 3
  
  • SE 2120 - Software Engineering Project III


    Prerequisite(s): SE 2110 .
    Projects will be completed that focus on platform porting. Case studies will be created to determine which platforms are most effective for the job and when applicable, how to port from one platform to another based on customer needs. Credit(s): 3
  
  • SE 2990 - Special Topics


    Prerequisite(s): Permission of program director.
    Course of study agreed upon by the student and his or her advisor; intended to extend the breadth of a student’s education which may or may not relate directly to software engineering. May be repeated. Credit(s): Variable
  
  • SE 3110 - Software Engineering Project IV


    Prerequisite(s): SE 2110 .
    Projects may originate internally or be solicited from Indiana Tech’s industry partners that introduce another level of realism and practical experience. These projects will include proposal writing, project planning, requirements composition, design, test, quality assurance, user documentation and delivery. Credit(s): 3
  
  • SE 3120 - Software Engineering Project V


    Prerequisite(s): SE 3110 .
    A continuation of SE 3950 . Credit(s): 3
  
  • SE 4900 - SE Project/Directive Studies/Internship


    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in software engineering program.
    This course may be structured in different ways as determined by the program director in consultation with the student. Credit(s): 3
  
  • SE 4950 - Software Engineering Internship


    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the program director.
    Software Engineering Internship is an opportunity to apply the principles learned in the classroom to the real world. A student’s success will be determined by the employer in conjunction with the portfolio maintained throughout the semester. Credit(s): 9
  
  • SE 4990 - Special Topics


    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the program director.
    Course of study agreed upon by the student and his or her advisor; intended to extend the breadth of a student’s education which may or may not relate directly to software engineering. May be repeated. Credit(s): Variable

Sports Management

  
  • SM 1400 - Introduction to Sports Management


    Introduction to the management and business principles of sport in profit and nonprofit organizations. Specific topics  include career and internship opportunities, ethical considerations, the evolution of the sport management career field and future trends in the industry.  Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SM 2600 - Sports Management Field Experience


    Prerequisite(s): SM 1400 .
    An experiential learning opportunity that develops the student’s academic, personal, and career-related goals in a recreational/sport program or setting.  Experience is gained at on or off campus sites.  Theory is coordinated with practical experience. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SM 2990 - Special Topics in Sports Management


    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the dean of the College of Business.
    Directed study of a special body of subject matter in the field of sports management. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): Variable
  
  • SM 3100 - Sport Facility & Event Management


    Prerequisite(s): SM 1400 ; BA 2010 .
    This course focuses on planning, maintaining and managing single and multi-purpose sport/recreational facilities and associated sporting events. Students will become familiar with management techniques and strategies necessary for proper event promotion, implementation and evaluation. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between facility design and event success/failure. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SM 4200 - Sport Marketing


    Prerequisite(s): BA 2500 .
    Application of marketing principles to the sport marketplace.  Emphasis on organizing and analyzing the marketing process, planning the marketing mix, sport as a product, sport consumer markets, and sport sponsorships. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
  • SM 4950 - Sports Management Internship


    Professional experience in a setting related to the field. The specific work setting and type of responsibilities are determined through consultation with the supervising instructor. Work responsibilities should be professional in nature and should not duplicate the SM 2600 - Sports Management Field Experience . Approved elective(s) may be substituted for this class. Theory is coordinated with practical experience. Credit(s): Variable

Master of Business Administration

  
  • MBA 5000 - Executive Management


    Prerequisite(s): First course in the program.
    A study of the executive management function in organizations. Emphasis will be given to the expectations of executive-level managers, including leadership, motivation, strategic thinking, and tools such as research skills, technological competence, and time management. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 5110 - Management Information Systems


    A study of information flows and information needs within organizations and technological responses to those needs. Attention will be given to the information needs of the full range of organizations from the very small firm, whose needs may be met with office suite software, to the largest multi-site organizations, which maintain information Intranets. Topics covered will include: business processes, data resources, information systems hardware and software, telecommunications, electronic enterprise, systems design. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 5120 - Managerial Economics


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5210  or MSE 6050 .
    A review of economic tools in managerial decision-making. Demand analysis and forecasting, cost analysis, production function, market structures, and public sector analysis are covered. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 5130 - Managerial Accounting


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000  or MSE 5000 , for non-MBA accounting majors only.
    A study of accounting data used internally by business managers in directing the activities of manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include cost accumulation, budgeting, pricing, and the use of this information in the planning, control, and decision making activities. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 5200 - Financial Management


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5130  or MBA Accounting major.
    A study of the business organization’s financial planning, problems of working capital management, capital budgeting, dividend policy, and comprehensive problems. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 5210 - Business Statistics


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000  or MSE 5000 .
    The application of mathematical and basic statistical methods to decision-making in all organizations. A computer software package will be used as a comprehensive hands-on reference tool to analyze data and to present findings. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 5220 - Marketing Management


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000  or MSE 5000 .
    This course explores strategic market analysis, marketing strategy development, and implementation of plans associated with the targeted marketing of products and services and their pricing, promotions, and distribution. Specific emphasis is given to marketing research, program development and implementation, and evaluation of marketing plans. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 5300 - Organizational Behavior


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000 .
    A study of behavior in corporate and organizational settings, including motivation, leadership, communication and power. Understanding contextual and environmental issues will be emphasized. Current and popular theoretical approaches will be examined. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 5310 - Business Ethics


    In this course students learn about the complex responsibilities facing business leaders today. Through cases about difficult managerial decisions, the course examines the legal, ethical and economic responsibility of corporate leaders. It also teaches students about management and governance systems leaders can use to promote responsible conduct by companies and their employees, and shows how personal values can play a critical role in effective leadership. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 5320 - Quality Management


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000 .
    An integrated study in the design and implementation of quality management tools including relevant problem-solving methods and behavioral models from a process-oriented perspective. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 5330 - Business Law


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000 .
    This course examines business law from the perspective of the professional (non-legal) manager. The course examines fundamental legal concepts and terminology, providing a basic foundation in civil procedure, and furnishing a substantive analysis of business torts, product liability, negligence, contract law, commercial law and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), debtor/creditor law, bankruptcy law, administrative law, alternative dispute resolution, and the litigation process. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 5340 - Operations Management


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000 ; MBA 5210 .
    This course examines the tools and techniques used by operations managers to make strategic and tactical decisions for their organizations. This course also focuses on the design, management, and improvement of operations activities for the production of goods and services. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 5600 - Human Resource Management


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000 .
    A study of the following key areas of HR: management practices, selection and placement, training and development, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, health/safety and security, and international HR issues. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Learning System will be utilized to facilitate the learning process required in the key HR areas. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 6200 - Performance Management


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000 .
    This course is a study in performance management as a continuous process of identifying, measuring, and developing the performance of individuals and teams and aligning performance with the strategic goals of the organization. Performance management systems are described as key tools to transform people’s talent and motivation into a strategic organizational advantage. In addition, performance management is discussed as an integral part of all organizational units and not the domain of the HR function only. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 6210 - Labor Relations


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5600 .
    This course is a study of industrial relations and the labor-management relations function of the modern work organization. The course examines problems, strategies, and policies of management interactions with formal and informal labor organizations. Labor legislation, collective bargaining, productivity analysis, and arbitration are stressed, with emphasis on negotiating strategies and techniques. Some time is also devoted to alternative dispute resolution as well as current trends in the labor movement. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 6220 - Compensation Management


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5600 .
    This course is a study of the strategic approach for motivating human performance in organizations through a total compensation system. The focus of the course will be on a blending of compensation management theory and trends with specific strategies regarding creating a corporate compensation system. Theoretical models from economics, psychology, and sociology are integrated in analyses of issues of wage structuring, the design of incentives, and wage level. Practical exercises in the design of compensation systems are employed. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 6310 - Project Management


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000  or MSE 5000 ; MBA 5120 ; MBA 5200 .
    A study of effective project planning and management. Topics covered include: project goals and objectives, feasibility study including estimation of completion times and costs, evaluation and review, incentives, and quantitative analysis. Case studies and project management software will be used extensively. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 6400 - International Marketing


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5220 .
    This course focuses upon the four decision areas of marketing: product decisions, pricing decisions, promotion decisions, and distribution decisions in a global context. Emphasis will be placed upon a whole-strategy approach to entering global markets. The mechanics of import/export will also be addressed. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 6420 - Marketing Research


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5220 .
    A study of the generation, organization, interpretation, and use of marketing Information in the business enterprise. The strategic role of marketing information is emphasized. Topics covered include: sources of information, research design and implementation, hypothesis testing, and problem-solving/decision-making. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 6430 - Professional Selling & Sales Force Management


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5220 .
    An exploration of the knowledge, tactics and strategies for building and sustaining a contemporary sales organization. This study enables students to develop personal selling skills as well as the knowledge for managing a sales force. The management issues discussed in this course include hiring, training, and motivating salespersons as well as sales forecasting, planning and sales force organization. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 6440 - Advertising & Promotion Management


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5220 .
    Companies of all sizes face challenging decisions on how to reach prospects and retain their current customer base. The ever-changing economy, predicting and meeting consumer demands, the growth of ethnic markets, emerging technologies and the changing demographics are issues that companies face when advertising and promoting their product. Prior knowledge in market research will enable you to implement the key advertising principles and practices while providing you with the knowledge on how IMC (integrated marketing communication) plays a critical role in building customer relationships and brands. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 6490 - Special Topics in Marketing


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5220 .
    This course is a directed study of contemporary issues in marketing. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 6500 - Small Business Management


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5200 ; MBA 5220 .
    A study of the smaller business enterprise and the special management issues and challenges faced by the proprietor/entrepreneur. Emphasis will be given to problem-solving and decision-making in the major functional areas common to small enterprises. Case studies will be used. Credit(s): 3
  
  • MBA 6600 - Employment Law


    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5600 .
    A review of the major regulatory influences that affect human resource management. The regulatory focus will include civil rights, compensation and benefits, employee health and safety, along with labor relations legislation. Credit(s): 3
 

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