Sep 25, 2022  
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Biology

  
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    BIOL 4960 - Internship


    3 or 6 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The Internship involves off-campus laboratory or field experience in conjunction with established research programs at cooperating governmental, industrial, or private facilities. Supervision is shared by program directors and faculty members at Fitchburg State University. Assignments are contingent upon students’ abilities and acceptance by the cooperating institution. One or two full days of work per week may be expected. A comprehensive term paper and an oral presentation are required after each semester of Internship work for successful completion of the project. An Internship course may be repeated for up to a maximum of 12 semester hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and approval of the Biology Department.
  
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    BIOL 4975 - Directed Study


    1-6 cr.


Business Administration

  
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    BSAD 1700 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems for Business


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course introduces the student to computer information science and its applications. The student develops literacy in the computer and its uses. The laboratory work includes an introduction to word processing, spreadsheets databases, and the fundamentals of programming with BASIC. No previous knowledge of computers is required or presumed. Credit is not awarded for both BSAD 1700, Introduction to Computer Information Systems for Business and CSC 1100 - Computer Applications . See Business Administration department chair for alternate course selections. Q

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 0200 
  
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    BSAD 1850 - Introduction to Business


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    Introduction to Business is a college-level survey course in business that explores the nature of the American free enterprise system and its business organizations. This course examines the role played by business in American society, as well as its purpose and responsibilities. Furthermore, it introduces the student to the practical operations that must exist if businesses are to create goods and services, and it highlights some of the major problems faced by managers in planning, organizing, directing and controlling these areas. Therefore, this course is intended to give the student a broad overview of the functions, institutions, principles and practices of business.

  
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    BSAD 2010 - Introduction to Financial Reporting


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course provides an overview of financial accounting/reporting in its role as an information system within the socioeconomic environment of business. Financial reporting concepts and practices are presented from a decision perspective in which the content of financial statements and the analysis, interpretation and application of this information in making rational business decisions are examined. Relationships between business events and elements of the financial statements are analyzed. Coverage of accounting procedures is presented to the extent that they are necessary to understand the substance of financial statement information. Internal control of accounting systems will be considered. A base of analytical tools will be provided for interpretation of financial information. Specific financial accounting issues related to current and long-term operational assets, current liabilities, debt instruments and equity are discussed.

    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status. BSAD 1700  or CSC 1400 , MATH 0200 .
  
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    BSAD 2020 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course stresses the usefulness of accounting data as it relates to the managerial decision making process relative to planning, control and analysis. Among the multifaceted areas of study are cost volume, profit analysis, budgeting, performance analysis and organizational planning and control.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 2010 , ECON 1200 , MATH 1250  or MATH 2200 .
  
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    BSAD 2700 - Business Problem Solving with Microcomputers


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course uses the computer as a tool to solve business problems. Problem definition, analysis of problem, solution design and implementation are phases leading toward the development of a business application system.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 1700 .
  
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    BSAD 3010 - Financial Reporting Theory and Practice I


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall. Also offered evenings.

    (Formerly Intermediate Accounting I) This course is designed to provide a strong conceptual, analytical and procedural foundation for the study of financial reporting and practice. The historical development of accounting thought and the role of financial accounting in today’s economy are investigated. Socioeconomic, political, legal and ethical influences on financial reporting are considered. Discussions include procedures to record, summarize, and report results of business events; content and presentation of financial statements and specific reporting issues related to cash and receivable. An overview of financial statement analysis is also presented. International issues are addressed as appropriate.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 2020 .
  
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    BSAD 3020 - Financial Reporting Theory and Practice II


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring. Also offered evenings.

    (Formerly Intermediate Accounting II) In this course, in-depth discussion of financial reporting theory and practice is continued with respect to inventories, concurrent operational assets, current and contingent liabilities, long-term debt and owners’ equity. Financial statement analysis of these financial statement elements is also continued. Ethical and international issues are addressed throughout the semester.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3010 .
  
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    BSAD 3120 - Cost Accounting


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring. Also offered evenings.

    This course discusses job and process costing, managerial decision making using cost estimation and cost-volume-profit analysis, flexible budgeting, transfer pricing and capital investment decisions.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 2020 .
  
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    BSAD 3200 - Principles of Management


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This is an introductory course in basic management concepts and practices. This course covers principles and techniques as they relate to planning, organizing, leading and controlling business enterprises.

  
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    BSAD 3210 - Human Resources Management


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This is an introductory course which surveys human resources practices and procedures involved with recruiting, employment, training and development, job evaluation, compensation, health and safety, labor relations and workplace law. Special topics of student interest are also covered.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3200 .
  
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    BSAD 3220 - Production Management


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course provides an overview of business operations. In light of selected production improvement techniques (automation, incentive wage system, etc.), students review the role of selected staff departments (purchasing, production planning, etc.) that support the line organization. In the process, students become familiar with a variety of control systems (quality control, inventory control, etc.), which are fundamental in any business—whether product or service oriented.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3200 .
  
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    BSAD 3300 - Fundamentals of Marketing


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course discusses the role of marketing in our economic and social structure. It includes the planning, distribution, pricing and promotion of goods and services to consumer and industrial markets in the context of internal activities of the firm and environmental forces.

  
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    BSAD 3310 - Consumer Behavior


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall. Also offered evenings.

    This course familiarizes the student with the consumer decision making processes. It utilizes the concepts of the social and behavioral sciences in order to provide an understanding of consumer buying behavior.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3300 .
  
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    BSAD 3320 - Market Research


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall. Also offered evenings.

    This course emphasizes the importance of research in marketing planning and decision making. Instruction includes the basics of scientific investigation, the search for information, sampling, data collection, data analysis, interpretation and reporting.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3300 .
  
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    BSAD 3330 - Advertising


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall. Also offered evenings.

    In this course students become knowledgeable about the preparation and use of advertising. Topics include the functions of advertising, planning an advertising campaign, copy, artwork and media selection.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 2020 , BSAD 3200 , BSAD 3300 , BSAD 3500 .
  
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    BSAD 3340 - Small Business Management


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring. Also offered evenings.

    This course provides students with an understanding of the unique characteristics required of the successful small business entrepreneur and the specifics relative to the start-up, financing and management of a small business. Emphasis is on a full spectrum of business functions as applied to small firms, including proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and franchised outlets.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3200 , BSAD 3300 .
  
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    BSAD 3400 - Basic Finance


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course studies the forms and sources of financing business firms, large and small, corporate and noncorporate. The emphasis is on financial planning and financial problem solving.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 2020 .
  
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    BSAD 3410 - Investments


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year. Also offered evenings.

    The course analyzes stocks, corporate and governmental bonds and other investment media, and studies the secondary stock market mechanism. Students review various investment vehicles and security evolution. Research of individual companies and industries is required. The course is primarily facilitated by lectures and problem solving.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 2020 , BSAD 3200 , BSAD 3300 .
  
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    BSAD 3440 - Real Estate Principles and Practices


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    Using a business perspective this course explores real estate use, ownership and development as well as its social impact and business constraints. The effect of home ownership on executive transfers and company costs is examined. Current terminology in the field is defined, including property rights, ownership, financing, planning for the future, property evaluation and property management.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3200 .
  
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    BSAD 3460 - Real Estate Investment and Management


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year. Also offered evenings.

    The course looks at the business decisions involved in the investment, financing, and management of real estate. This course focuses on real estate as a popular investment vehicle because of the number of income-producing characteristics it possesses. Students learn the principles of cash flow, changing property values, equity investor, decision-making, risk and return and market research in light of current real estate trends.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 2020 , BSAD 3200 , BSAD 3300 , BSAD 3400 .
  
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    BSAD 3500 - Business Law I


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course is an introduction to the study of business law, its nature and classification, the court systems and their procedures. Contract law, the law of sales and personal property are considered comprehensively.

  
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    BSAD 4010 - Financial Reporting Theory and Practice III


    Day course offered in the Fall. Also offered evenings.

    In this course, in-depth discussion of financial reporting theory and practices are continued with respect to inventories, concurrent operational assets, current and contingent liabilities, long-term debt and owners’ equity. Financial statement analysis of these financial statement elements is also continued. Ethical and international issues are addressed throughout the semester.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3020 , MATH 1800 .
  
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    BSAD 4100 - Consolidations and Mergers


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall. Also offered evenings.

    This course includes accounting problems involved in the preparation of consolidated financial statements and in home and branch office relationships. The accounting concepts of purchasing and pooling of interests are stressed.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3020 , including all related prerequisites.
  
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    BSAD 4110 - International Accounting and Taxation


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course will provide an understanding of the international accounting standards and the international taxation rules within the accounting profession. U.S. accounting practices and foreign accounting practices in selected countries will be discussed. Taxation issues will center on U.S. taxes, both corporate and individual, for outbound and inbound transactions.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3020 .
  
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    BSAD 4120 - Individual Taxation


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall. Also offered evenings.

    This course studies the federal income tax laws, as they apply to individuals, in compliance and tax planning opportunities.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3020 . Financial Reporting Theory and Practice II (including all related prerequisites).
  
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    BSAD 4130 - Corporate, Estate, and Gift Taxation


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall. Also offered evenings.

    (Formerly Advanced Taxation) This course studies the federal income tax laws and regulations in both compliance and tax planning opportunities applicable to partnerships, corporations, fiduciaries and gift and estate taxes.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 4120 .
  
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    BSAD 4140 - Auditing


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring. Also offered evenings.

    The basic concepts of auditing and control are examined in this course. It emphasizes internal control, audit problems and professional responsibilities of the CPA regarding auditing requirements.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 4010 .
  
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    BSAD 4160 - Not-For-Profit Accounting


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    This course examines the accounting and reporting principles, standards, and procedures as they apply to governmental and not-for-profit entities, such as governmental organizations, hospitals, colleges and universities.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3020 , including all related prerequisites.
  
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    BSAD 4200 - Organizational Behavior and Theory


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course is a general descriptive and analytical study of organizations from the behavioral science point of view. It includes problems of motivation, leadership, morale, social structure, group networks, communications, hierarchy and control in complex organizations. The interaction between technology and human behavior is discussed. Alternative theoretical models are considered.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3200 .
  
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    BSAD 4210 - Social and Political Environment of Business


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course is a study of the evolution of American business in the context of its changing political and social environment. Analysis of the origins of the American business creed, the concept of social responsibility of business and the expanding role of the corporation are included.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3200 .
  
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    BSAD 4230 - Business Fluctuations and Forecasting


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    The analysis of public and business policies, which are necessary as a result of business fluctuations within our capitalist free enterprise system, often require technical forecasting. This course will emphasize this technical forecasting aspect.

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1200 , MATH 1800 .
  
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    BSAD 4250 - Ethical Decisions in Business


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course is designed to explore, discuss and analyze the values and methods that can be used by our future business managers to make ethical decisions in live business situations. It provides a basis for considering the type of corporate policy and environment essential for minimizing the conflict between right and the end justifies the means.

  
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    BSAD 4300 - Sales Management


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall. Also offered evenings.

    This course enhances the students’ understanding of and skills for managing the selling function. The emphasis of the coursework is on personal selling as an element in the marketing mix.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3300 .
  
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    BSAD 4310 - Retail Marketing


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course introduces the student to the nature and scope of retail marketing and management. The course includes the structure of retailing, merchandising, buying, pricing, promotion and organization, as well as management of the retail firm.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3300 .
  
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    BSAD 4320 - Industrial Marketing


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course centers on the marketing of goods to industrial firms, governmental agencies and other organizations included within the industrial market. The areas covered in the course include distribution channels, pricing policies, product planning and market strategy.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3200 .
  
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    BSAD 4330 - International Marketing


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course concentrates on the marketing activities of firms operating in an international market. It provides the student with an understanding of the factors that influence the selling of products in international markets. The planning, organizing and controlling of international marketing is explored along with its law, history and economics.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3300 .
  
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    BSAD 4340 - Developing Marketing Strategies


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring. Also offered evenings.

    Through the use of case studies and, where possible, cooperating businesses and nonprofit organizations, students identify pertinent marketing problems and opportunities, assess the organization’s resources and develop viable marketing programs. The course includes new product development and management strategies for effective marketing policies over the course of the entire product life cycle.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3300 .
  
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    BSAD 4440 - Financial Management of Corporations


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course covers the analysis and management of the flow of funds through an enterprise. Cash management, source, and application of funds, as well as term loans and types and sources of long term capital, are examined. As an introduction to capital markets, the class explores capital budgeting, cost of capital and financial structure.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3400 .
  
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    BSAD 4500 - Business Law II


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course is a continuation of Introduction to Business Law and deals with the law of agency, commercial paper, credit and the various forms of business.

    Prerequisite(s): BSAD 3500 .
  
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    BSAD 4700 - Systems Design & Implementation


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This capstone course will emphasize the design and implementation phases of the system development life cycle using case studies. A problem solving approach will be used for students to learn strategy and techniques for dealing with complexities in Information Systems Development.

    Prerequisite(s): CSC 3710 
  
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    BSAD 4880 - International Business Management


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring. Also offered evenings.

    The course provides an analysis of the complexities of doing business overseas. Emphasis is on commerce, trade and investments. Topics include cultural differences, market barriers, business practices, product/market strategies, distribution and organization for small firms and multinational corporations.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior status in Business Administration or permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    BSAD 4890 - Business Policy and Strategy


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course integrates all organic management functions. Cases are used as subjects for analysis and systematic decision making practice.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior status in Business Administration or permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    BSAD 4902 - Independent Study—Management


    2 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

  
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    BSAD 4903 - Independent Study—Management


    3 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

  
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    BSAD 4910 - Internship: Business Laboratory


    1 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    The (1 credit) Business Laboratory Internships operate within the Business and Technology Training Center. The Business laboratory is a learning laboratory that allows students to work on various projects. Students will participate in developing and operating their own consulting firm in the laboratory. They will develop outreach to large, medium and small businesses, organizations, institutions and enterprises. Students may earn up to six credits throughout their four years of university.

  
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    BSAD 4913 - Independent Study—Accounting


    3 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

  
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    BSAD 4914 - Independent Study—Accounting


    2 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

  
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    BSAD 4915 - Independent Study—Management


    1 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

  
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    BSAD 4915 - Internal Departmental Practicums (Business Laboratories)


    Day course offered every Semester.

    (see Independent Studies) Students will participate in a series of learning laboratories, including a student-run consulting firm. The Business Administration Department offers students opportunities to receive up to six credits by working on actual business projects on campus and in the community.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    BSAD 4920 - Internship: Business Laboratory


    2 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    The (2 credit) Business Laboratory Internships operate within the Business and Technology Training Center. The Business laboratory is a learning laboratory that allows students to work on various projects. Students will participate in developing and operating their own consulting firm in the laboratory. They will develop outreach to large, medium and small businesses, organizations, institutions and enterprises. Students may earn up to six credits throughout their four years of university.

  
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    BSAD 4923 - Independent Study—Marketing


    3 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

  
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    BSAD 4925 - Independent Study—Accounting


    1 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

  
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    BSAD 4925 - Internal Departmental Practicums (Business Laboratories)


    Day course offered every Semester.

    (see Independent Studies) Students will participate in a series of learning laboratories, including a student-run consulting firm. The Business Administration Department offers students opportunities to receive up to six credits by working on actual business projects on campus and in the community.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    BSAD 4930 - Internship: Business Laboratory


    3 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    The (3 credit) Business Laboratory Internships operate within the Business and Technology Training Center. The Business laboratory is a learning laboratory that allows students to work on various projects. Students will participate in developing and operating their own consulting firm in the laboratory. They will develop outreach to large, medium and small businesses, organizations, institutions and enterprises. Students may earn up to six credits throughout their four years of university.

  
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    BSAD 4933 - Independent Study-CIS


    3 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    To study specific, advanced topics in the Business Administration area, students must have the approval of the supervising instructor and the department.

  
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    BSAD 4934 - Independent Study—Marketing


    2 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

  
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    BSAD 4935 - Independent Study—Marketing


    1 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

  
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    BSAD 4935 - Internal Departmental Practicums (Business Laboratories)


    Day course offered every Semester.

    (see Independent Studies) Students will participate in a series of learning laboratories, including a student-run consulting firm. The Business Administration Department offers students opportunities to receive up to six credits by working on actual business projects on campus and in the community.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    BSAD 4945 - Independent Study—CIS


    1 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

  
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    BSAD 4950 - Internship: Business Laboratory


    6 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course is a part time (18 hour per week) internship in either the private or public sector. The purpose of the course is to allow the student the opportunity to synthesize the theoretical learning of the classroom with a practical work situation.

    Prerequisite(s): Approval by Internship Director.
  
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    BSAD 4970 - Internship


    12 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course is a full semester (36 hour per week) Internship in either the private or public sector. The purpose of the course is to allow the student the opportunity to synthesize the theoretical learning of the classroom with a practical work situation.

    Prerequisite(s): Approval by Internship Director.
  
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    BSAD 4975 - Directed Study


    1-6 cr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.


Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 1000 - Chemistry in a Changing World


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Spring. Also offered evenings.

    This is a chemistry course for non-science majors only. The purpose of this course is to provide a basic knowledge of chemistry so that one can understand many of the real-life situations that have a foundation in chemistry. This will be accomplished by considering real-world situations, many of which have an environmental focus: for example, the ozone hole, global warming, energy, carbon footprint, water, acid rain, air pollution, basic organic chemistry, green chemistry and the concept of sustainability. Lecture and lab. Q, SMT

  
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    CHEM 1200 - Chemistry for the Health Sciences


    4 cr. 6 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course is designed specifically for nursing and exercise sports majors and will include a study of selected topics from general chemistry and biochemistry. (This course will not fulfill the requirements of the biology major or healthy professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and physician assistant). Lecture and lab. Q, SMT

  
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    CHEM 1300 - General Chemistry I


    4 cr. 6 hr. Day course offered in the Fall. Also offered evenings.

    The course explores the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry such as atomic structure, the periodic table, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, the gas laws, solutions, equilibrium calculations and chemical bonding. Chemical calculations are emphasized. SMT

    Prerequisite(s): Must have passed the math placement test or be concurrently enrolled (or have passed)  .
  
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    CHEM 1400 - General Chemistry II


    4 cr. 6 hr. Day course offered in the Spring. Also offered evenings.

    This course is a continuation of General Chemistry I. Topics include chemical, acid/base, and solubility equilibria and chemical kinetics. SMT

    Prerequisite(s):  . Must have passed the math placement test or be concurrently enrolled (or have passed) MATH 0200 .
  
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    CHEM 2000 - Organic Chemistry I


    4 cr. 6 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course is recommended for those who need for a solid theoretical foundation in chemistry, especially those contemplating graduate study in science or medicine. Properties of organic compounds are discussed in terms of their molecular structures and reaction mechanisms.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1400 .
  
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    CHEM 2100 - Organic Chemistry II


    4 cr. 6 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course is a continuation of CHEM 2000 .

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2000 .
  
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    CHEM 2400 - General Analytical Chemistry


    4 cr. 7 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    Introductory course in analytical chemistry designed to supplement the theory and practice in the discipline, begun in General Chemistry I & II. Topic coverage to include: titrimetric, gravimetric, electrochemical, spectrophotometric and chromatographic methods of analysis. Three hours of lecture and four hours of lab per week.

    Prerequisite(s):  
  
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    CHEM 3200 - Physical Chemistry I


    4 cr. 6 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course explores the underlying principles of chemistry from a physical chemistry standpoint. Topics of discussion include kinetic theory, theories of the structure of matter, theory of solutions, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, spectroscopy and kinetics.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2100  or the equivalent.
  
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    CHEM 3210 - Elements of Physical Chemistry


    4 cr. 6 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This is an introductory course in physical chemistry covering topics such as thermodynamics, mass-transport and solutions, etc. It is designed to provide students with the ability to think critically and utilize physical parameters in chemical systems, to perform numerical calculations involving these systems and use the understanding when viewing environmental problems and risks.

  
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    CHEM 3300 - Physical Chemistry II


    4 cr. 6 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course is a continuation of Physical Chemistry

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3200 .
  
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    CHEM 3500 - Analytical Chemistry II


    4 cr. 6 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course studies instrumental analysis. Laboratory experiments include spectrophotometric, conductometric, potentiometric and chromatographic analyses.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2100  and CHEM 3000 or the equivalent.
  
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    CHEM 3600 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The course studies bonding theories, acid-base theories, reactions in non-aqueous solvents, complexation and chelation, reactivity and physical measurements.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1400  or the equivalent.
  
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    CHEM 4000 - Natural Products


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    This course examines chemistry isolation, purification and identification of pure compounds from a variety of naturally occurring substances. Special techniques are introduced whenever feasible.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2000  and CHEM 2100 .
  
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    CHEM 4100 - Biochemistry


    4 cr. 6 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    (See BIOL 3450 ).

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2100 .
  
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    CHEM 4200 - Polymer Chemistry


    4 cr. 6 hr. Day course offered every Semester. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    This introduction to the synthesis and properties of macromolecules also serves as an application of chemical principles to this interesting and important group of materials.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2000  and CHEM 2100  or the equivalent.
  
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    CHEM 4300 - Radiation Chemistry


    4 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The fundamentals of radiation chemistry are explored, including radioactivity, atomic nuclei, nuclear reactions, decay systematics, reactors and radiation detection and measurement. Emphasis is placed on the use of radioactive materials in chemical applications.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1400 , PHYS 2400 .
  
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    CHEM 4400 - Forensic Chemistry


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course studies forensic detection of crimes by examining physical evidence, such as hair, fibers, paint, drugs, DNA, fingerprints, firearms and tool marks, as well as toxicology, arson, explosion, serology, rape victims, documents and voice examination.

  
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    CHEM 4900 - Independent Study in Chemistry


    1 to 3 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This independent study facilitates laboratory research under the guidance of the Chemistry staff.

  
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    CHEM 4940 - Internship


    3 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The Internship gives the student an opportunity to work in an industrial, government, or private research laboratory to gain experience relevant to their major.

  
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    CHEM 4950 - Internship


    6 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The Internship gives the student an opportunity to work in an industrial, government, or private research laboratory to gain experience relevant to their major.

  
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    CHEM 4975 - Directed Study


    1-6 cr. Day course offered every Semester.


Chinese

  
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    CHIN 1000 - Mandarin for Beginners I


    This class covers the basic communication skills of the Chinese language, pronunciation, grammar, characters and Romanized Chinese. At the end of the semester, students will be able to communicate in simple Chinese orally and in writing. An elementary set of Chinese characters will be learned. Students will be able to check pronunciation of new words using Romanized Chinese (Pinyin). The course will introduce students to daily life in Modern China as well as select highlights of Chinese culture and history. CTW,GDAN

  
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    CHIN 1100 - Mandarin for Beginners II


    This course is a continuation of Mardarin for Beginners I. Students will increase general comprehension and facility in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will be able to read and write up to 300 simplified characters and their corresponding pinyin romanization. The course will treat aspects of Modern Chinese society, as well as highlights of Chinese culture and history. CTW,GDAN


Communications Media

  
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    COMM 1105 - Introduction to Communication and Media Studies


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    The course surveys the communication field—its major theories and history—as well as examines, professionally and critically, the current structure of the media industries and their cultural, economic, regulatory, social and technological systems.

  
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    COMM 1120 - Message Design


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course introduces visual communication for the development of visual literacy. Students become involved with a variety of activities in previsualization, planning, designing, making and evaluating visual messages. This course specifically relates to the communications concentrations taught in Phase II, including professional communication, television, photography, film, interactive media and graphic design.

  
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    COMM 2003 - History of Interactive Media


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered once every other semester

    This course examines the history and historiography of interactive media.  Students will explore what “interactivity” has been, is and might become.  This class provides a wide-ranging history of the uses, effects and design of interactive media from their beginnings to the present.  Students will study the history of the functions and forms of interactive systems thereby better equipping them as users as well as potential designers of interactive media. This course is required for majors and for game design majors; Meets LA&S Arts Cluster

    Prerequisite(s): Writing I
  
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    COMM 2400 - History of Photography


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    The course presents a survey of the development of photography to the present day. L, ART

  
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    COMM 2405 - History of Film I


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course is an examination of the major and influential works, artists, movements, cultures and industries in world cinema from its beginnings to the 1950s, as well as the field’s historiography and modes of inquiry. L, C, ART

  
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    COMM 2415 - History of Film II


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course is an examination of the major and influential works, artists, movements, cultures and industries in world cinema from the 1950s to the present, as well as the field’s historiography and modes of inquiry. L, C, ART

  
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    COMM 2420 - History of TV


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The course provides a comprehensive analysis of television broadcasting from its inception to the present. The social and technological aspects of the medium are presented and examined in a lecture and seminar format. Particular emphasis is placed on television’s sociological influence and impact on the communication process. I, ART

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1200 
  
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    COMM 2430 - History of Graphic Design


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. This course may be offered less than once every two years. Also offered evenings.

    This course presents the history of typography and its pertinence to graphic design from the beginning of written history to the present. Emphasis is placed on various movement of avant garde typography of the early 20th century and its influence on present day graphic design. ART

  
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    COMM 2800 - Journalism


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course studies the press with emphasis on ethics in news, treatment of contemporary issues and structuring the news story. Students write individualized assignments. (Credit is not given for both COMM 2800 and ENGL 2800 .)

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1100 , ENGL 1200 .
  
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    COMM 3200 - Contemporary Cinema


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    A survey of major trends in world cinema, primarily during the last 15-20 years, including the best and/or most influential works, artists, movements, technologies, cultures and industry trends. Any connections between these developments will be considered in social and historical, as well as aesthetic, contexts through a process that engages the relevant modes of inquiry and discursive formations practiced in film theory, history and criticism. Includes screening and analysis of representative films. Evaluation to be based principally upon critical/analytical essays and/or a research paper. L, ART

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1100 , ENGL 1200  & COMM 2405  & COMM 2415 
  
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    COMM 3304 - Interactive Media Project Design


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course provides an introduction to the history, theory and practice of designing communications for interactive/multimedia environments. Special attention is paid to flowcharting, branching, hierarchy structures, screen design, storyboards, scripting and all aspects of user interface design. Students also consider the roles of learning theory and instructional design as they create design documents for course projects.

  
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    COMM 3305 - Interactive Media I


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring. Also offered evenings.

    Tools and techniques for designing Web-based interactive projects are introduced. Students learn fundamental concepts of Web design, hypertext, digital imaging, animation, and interactivity while building a working knowledge of scripting languages and software, including HTML, CSS, Photoshop, Flash, and ActionScript, to create, edit and author creative multimedia work.

  
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    COMM 3306 - Interactive Media II


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    Students will learn the programming logics of object-oriented scripting, including properties, methods, variables, event listeners, preloaders, and controlling audio & video. Using industry-standard tools such as Adobe Flash & ActionScript, students will draw upon and challenge their previously learned technical and design skills to create projects that focus on different modes of user interactivity. The course is run as a workshop, featuring software/scripting demos, inclass exercises, discussions and rigorous critique of work in-progress.

    Prerequisite(s): COMM 3305 .
 

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