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Business Administration

BSAD 116 - BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
Introduction to concepts of management, development of management thought, and management environments. Special emphasis on the functions of managers including planning and decision making, organizing and staffing, leading, motivating, communicating, and controlling. Review of social responsibility management ethics, and workplace diversity.
3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester
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BSAD 208 - INTRO TO TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT
To introduce students to the philosophy, concepts, and practices of total quality leadership. The course will introduce students to total quality philosophy and concepts, total quality teams, problem-solving and decision-making techniques and tools used in total quality and the total quality focus on customers.
Prerequisites: BSAD 100 or 116 or permission of instructor
3 credits (3 lecture hours)
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BSAD 221 - BUSINESS STATISTICS
Principles and methods of the theory and methodology of elementary statistics with the development of an understanding of the role of statistics in business and practical affairs. Emphasis on the use of statistical methods as an analytical tool. Sources of basic data, tabular and graphic presentation, frequency distributions, averages, measures of dispersion, sampling methods, quality control, probability, regression and correlation, and hypothesis testing. Focus is on computerized calculations using Excel, and case studies. A background in Excel is strongly recommended.
Prerequisites: CITA 100 or permission of instructor
3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester
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BSAD 300 - MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATIONS
This course is designed to provide students with the range of communication issues a manager will face in the future. Enduring issues on how to write and speak effectively and devise a successful communications strategy as well as how to make the best use of telecommunications technology will be explored. Through lecture and application, the student will study such areas as handling feedback, managing meetings, communicating change, communicating with diverse populations and external audiences.
Prerequisites: ENGL 112 or OFFT 140, CITA 130 or permission of department.
3 credits, fall semester
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BSAD 310 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
A course designed to analyze the problems, strategies an d p rocedures in managing and assessing human resources in contemporary organizations. Special attention is given to problems in assessing abilities an d p erformance, effective recruitment, selection and training, motivational strategies and developing the organization's human resources. Special emphasis is placed on such topics as Equal Employment Opportunity, ethics, organizational development/teamwork, and total quality management.
Prerequisite: BSAD 116
3 credits, spring semester  
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General Education

GNED 104 - LIBRARY RESEARCH METHODS
A course designed to provide lifelong skills that will enable students to become confident, independent library users and will enable them to use these same skills in locating and evaluating information outside of the library environment. Students will learn to search for information using both traditional print resources and innovative electronic sources such as the computerized catalog, CD-ROM indexes, on-line databases, and the Internet/World Wide Web.
1 credit (15 contact hours, 150 minutes for 5 weeks, lecture, recitation, laboratory), fall semester
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Social Science

SOCS 310 - GROUP BEHAVIOR
This course examines human behavior in small groups. The emphasis will be on participation in face-to-face small groups focusing on the group's behavior and each individual's behavior, including interaction style and skills.
Prerequisite: SOCS 105
3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester
Junior-level status (or permission of instructor)
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SOCS 311 - INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of human behavior in work settings, the variables which impact workers and their productive efficiency and strategies to improve productive human relations in such settings.
Prerequisite: SOCS 105
3 credits (3 lecture hours)
Junior-level status (or permission of instructor)
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SOCS 320 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
This course examines the relationship between the individual and the group, the influence of culture and of institutions on humans, factors in the development of social attitudes, the psychology of mass movements and of social decisions.
Prerequisite: SOCS 105 or permission of instructor
3 credits (3 lecture hours)
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SOCS 330 - INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
This interdisciplinary global course interrelates various elements of economics, government and history into the traditional economic analysis. Topics will be related to individuals, families and organizations. Current debates, problems and issues are examined along with an analysis of production, money, finance and trade.
Prerequisite: SOCS 120
3 credits (3 lecture hours)
Junior-level status (or permission of instructor)  
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Computer and Information Technology

CITA 100 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS
Fundamentals of computer systems. Overview of computer hardware components. Typical software applications including electronic spreadsheets, wor d p rocessing, graphics, communications, multimedia, and database management systems, will be examined through hands-on experience. Issues and trends in computing technology will also be examined.
CITA 100 cannot be taken after successful completion of, or concurrently with CITA 110.
2 credits (3 lecture hours, meets for 10 weeks), fall and spring semester 
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CITA 125 - SPREADSHEET CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS
Individual, hands-on computer instruction, using electronic spreadsheets, will be provided. Spreadsheets organize useful data for decision-makers and demonstrate how a few changes in operation can produce different an d p erhaps more desirable results. Spreadsheets will be used as a tool to solve a variety of application problems of the "what if" dimension.
Prerequisite: CITA 100 or CITA 110
1 credit (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, meets for five weeks), fall and spring semesters
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CITA 130 - COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II
This course is a study of advanced applications software. Topics include but are not limited to the Internet, Web publishing, advanced wor d p rocessing, advanced spreadsheets, advanced database, and graphics. Students will learn through hands-on experience using hardware and software.
Prerequisite: CITA 110 or CITA 100 with a C grade or better, or permission of the department
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester
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CITA 405 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This course provides an introduction to project management. Students learn project management concepts and how to use appropriate tools and software to manage various types of projects from start to finish. Students are challenged with the wide range of issues professional project managers are required to master: planning, prioritizing, scheduling, budgeting, negotiation, organizing, controlling cost, handling change. Project management applies to a wide spectrum of real-worl d p rojects both within and outside the technical sciences. This course emphasizes learning through lecture, homework, student participation an d p resentations. Class projects give students hands-on experience applying project management skills and use of software tools.
Prerequisites: CITA 110 and BSAD 300 or permission of instructor
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours)  
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Mathematics

MATH 102 - ALGEBRA & TRIGONOMETRY II
Functions and their graphs. General angle trigonometry. Solving systems of linear and non-linear equations and applications. Solving quadratic equations. Exponents, roots and radicals. (TI-83 required)
Prerequisite: MAGN 101 (C or better required) or equivalent
3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester
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MATH 141 - STATISTICS
Graphical representations, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, normal distribution, central limit theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, regression-correlation, chi-Square, and ANOVA. (TI-83 required)
Prerequisite: MATH 102 (C or better required) or equivalent
3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester
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Philosophy

PHIL 311 - PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
The objective of this course is to provide students with a realistic working model for ethical decision making in their professional field. Students will identify their existing set of moral values. From this basis, students will develop, refine, and evaluate their ethical stance based on the study of ethical theorists. The workable nature of their ethical approach will be tested through case studies, in-class discussion and written assignments.
Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 101, junior or senior standing and an introductory course in philosophy, or consent of instructor
3 credits (3 lecture hours)
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Renewable Energy

RENG 305 - RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS
This course provides the student with the basic understanding of renewable energy systems and their potential use for power generation, including electricity. The course focuses on providing the student with an introduction to typical energy consumption patterns along with key concepts, terminology, and nomenclature common to all energy systems. The focus will then shift to utilizing solar, wind, hydro, biomass, geothermal, and hydrogen fuel cells as renewable energy systems for a sustainable future.
Prerequisites: minimum of MATH 102 or equivalent: ( Junior standing or permission of the instructor)
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester
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