Jun 17, 2024  
2018 Siena Heights University Catalog 
    
2018 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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Business Administration

  
  • BAM 212 Business Publication Design


    1 credit hours

    This course will introduce students to the design of business publications through the use of desktop publishing software (i.e., Adobe In-Design, Photoshop, Premiere Pro). Students will produce brochures, promotional materials, logos, newsletters, and other business documents. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • BAM 213 Internet And Business Applications


    1 credit hours

    This course will teach students about various online platforms and mobile applications used for marketing and business purposes. The course is an introduction to social media, mobile technology, big data, and company website development. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • BAM 285 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    The study of selected topics of current interest and not ordinarily covered in depth in other courses. Special Topics may be repeated for credit with the approval of the department/advisor. No more than three credits may apply to a major or minor. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Based on course topic
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • BAM 301 Career Management


    3 credit hours

    For the majority of individuals, work is a central facet of one’s life. Many fail to adequately plan for this 30-40 year work-life journey. The current work environment has individuals making unplanned changes to their jobs/career. The course is an examination of the factors affecting the selection and development of an occupation/career for the adult who has already been in the workforce for a number of years. It explores career management methods and issues and the all important first step…self-assessment (as an individual, a member of a unit/department, and a member of an organization). Students examine the world of work, its effect on family, self needs, financial soundness, etc. Each student is instructed on how to research career information and then develops an individualized five year career action plan and learns techniques to assist individuals and organizations with career development programs. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing, 5 years work experience
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus.
  
  • BAM 311 Business Ethics


    3 credit hours

    This course will describe the moral and religious influences that helped to shape the rise of modern American industry and will explore ethical frameworks for setting corporate social policy, and the setting of objectives for a meaningful social response from the private sector. Students will be helped to become aware of ethical categories for decision making and to develop critical thinking skills appropriate to making moral judgments in areas of business management. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • BAM 329 Managing Cultural Differences


    3 credit hours

    This course examines the concept of culture and its impact on international business leadership and management. The impact of culture on concepts of leadership, values, expectations, and patterns of communication are examined, both to demonstrate the importance of cultural sensitivity in global management and to assist students in developing their own strategies for effectively communicating and negotiating with individuals from other cultures. The course addresses a variety of ethical and evolving multiethnic workplace issues, cultural differences in gender, and discusses appropriate management styles of multicultural organizations. Students learn effective ways to research specific cultures and communication styles in order to prepare themselves for cross-cultural encounters. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • BAM 340 Legal Environment Of Business


    3 credit hours

    The student will survey the legal environment’s constitutional, regulatory, and international sectors. From the manager’s viewpoint, the student will explore laws affecting the basic business transaction, employer-employee relationships and consumer relations. Special topics include foreign corrupt practices, discrimination, insider trading, product liability, and computer law. This course is a management validator. 

    Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:


    Course is Offered: FA Every Year

  
  • BAM 379 Junior Seminar In Strategic Management


    3 credit hours

    This course introduces students to comprehensive case studies. Junior Seminar in Strategic Management serves as a bridge between business at the functional level and business at the strategic level. Students apply knowledge mastered in previous business curses to solving complex problems encountered at the executive level in an ethical and socially responsible manner. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • BAM 411 Business And Society


    3 credit hours

    This course examines the roles and responsibilities of business organizations in dynamic and complex global settings. Through documentary films, ethnographies, field trips and debates, students learn to examine, develop and support their position regarding corporate social responsibility in today’s world marketplace. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Junior class standing
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • BAM 420 Business Etiquette


    3 credit hours

    This course focuses on the basics of business etiquette. Students learn how to behave in various social and professional settings and how to handle etiquette and issues of protocol in a practical and responsible manner. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • BAM 427 Contemporary Issues In Management


    3 credit hours

    The course will cover four critical contemporary issues that face management today: (1) Women in the workplace; eliminating sexual harassment, and improving cross-gender communication; (2) Employing people with capabilities; responding to the “Americans with Disabilities Act”; (3) Cultural Diversity; challenges and opportunities; and (4) Bridging the age gap. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • BAM 441 Managerial Communications


    3 credit hours

    This course examines the role of communication and how it relates to achieving an organization’s goals. The course emphasizes business relationships, managerial styles, networking, and group interaction as components for organizational problem solving. Students develop an ability to research, assess, select, compose, and evaluate several types of messages that are exchanged within organizations, both oral and written. BAM441 or BAM 201 Business Communications , is required for all Business majors. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Senior standing
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • BAM 450 Women In Business


    3 credit hours

    This course explores the financial and social contributions of women in commerce. Students examine and compare historical and current female business leaders from a variety of industries. This includes entrepreneurs as well as CEO’s of Fortune 500 corporations. Through ethnographies, film, field trips and guest speakers, the significant impact of women in business in explored. This course is a management validator. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior class standing
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • BAM 470 International Business Environment


    3 credit hours

    This course introduces the student to the environment and challenges of doing business abroad. The course covers country-market differences, trade theory and policy, foreign direct investment, foreign market entry strategy, regional integration, and foreign exchange issues. Some specifics to business operations include: global manufacturing and global marketing, human resource management and international financial management. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • BAM 479 Strategic Management


    3 credit hours

    This capstone experience integrates earlier courses in business administration into a coherent, realistic approach to solving complex business challenges in an ethical and socially responsible manner. Using comprehensive business cases students apply the principles and practices of management at the executive level. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: All required course work in major
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • BAM 480 Cooperative Internship Experience


    3 credit hours

    This course complements a supervised work experience at approved sites related to a particular career interest in addition to 150 contact-hours at that approved site. Students have an opportunity to combine academic and “real-world” work experiences, to develop professional work skills, and to enhance their personal marketability for future employers. Reflective exercises and site visits by the instructor enhances the student’s level of participating in a particular field. The final digital portfolio validates both the internship’s projects and the course’s learning objectives. No more than three (3) credit hours can apply towards a Major or Minor. BAM480 is not required by Business majors. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, with twelve credits of major core requirements complete; personal transportation recommended.
    Course is Offered: FA, WI, and SU Every Year
  
  • BAM 485 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Course descriptions will reflect topics offered. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite: Prerequisites will reflect the content.
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
    Repeatable: This course is repeatable.

Biology

  
  • BIO 101 Introduction To The Life Sciences


    4 credit hours

    A course in the study of biology for non-majors. Emphasis will be placed not on facts, but on the underlying concepts and interrelationships that connect disparate facts. Concepts and the logic of science will therefore be stressed. Topics will include: the cell, energy, disease, human physiology, population biology, evolution, and the relationship of biology to human society. This course will not count towards a major/minor in biology or integrated science.

    Prerequisite: None
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: WI 2020
  
  • BIO 120 Medical Terminology


    1 credit hours

    An introduction to medical terminology will be accomplished with discussion of careers in the health sciences.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI 2020, WI 2022
  
  • BIO 121 Human Anatomy And Physiology I


    4 credit hours

    A study of the structure and function of the human body. The course progresses from the structure and function of cells and tissues, through the following organ systems: integument, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine. Labs will complement lecture. Scientific method will be stressed in the lab. Does not count towards major or minor in biology or integrated science.

    Prerequisite: None
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • BIO 122 Human Anatomy And Physiology II


    4 credit hours

    A study of the structure and function of the human body. The course progresses from the structure and function of cells and tissues, through the following organ systems: circulatory, lymphatic, excretory, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive. Labs will complement lecture. Scientific method will be stressed in the lab. The concept of sustainability is an integral part of this course. Does not count towards major or minor in biology or integrated science.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • BIO 141 Basic Concepts Of The Cell


    4 credit hours

    A survey of the basic principles of the biological sciences and their applications to the areas of cytology, genetics, molecular biology, photosynthesis, and respiration. The impact of major technological developments on the advancements made possible in science is woven into the course. Also, there is an attempt to place the developments of biology in a historical perspective.

    Prerequisite: High School Biology
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • BIO 238 Human Movement


    1 credit hours

    This course will provide the student with a foundation in Applied Functional Science®, the common thread to any and all movement - prevention, performance, and rehabilitation. This curse also provides the student with a tremendous understanding in Chain Reaction® Bio-mechanics, specifically in the skeletal, muscular, and neurological systems. Furthermore, this course provides the student with a deep understanding and application in Applied Functional Science® Nomenclature (The Language of Movement), which presents and identifies numerous variables to movement. 

    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Class Standing
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • BIO 241 Animal Biology


    4 credit hours

    An introduction to the classification, ecology, evolution, anatomy, and physiology of the members of the animal kingdom.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • BIO 242 Plant Biology


    4 credit hours

    An introductory study of the cytology, anatomy, morphology, physiology, taxonomy, and evolution of plants. The concept of sustainability is an integral part of this course.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • BIO 245 Bacteriology


    4 credit hours

    An introduction to the anatomy, growth, classification, and pathogenicity of bacteria. Laboratory study includes microscopic observations of morphological characteristics, physical and chemical methods of microbial control and disease prevention, and biochemical methods of identifying and classifying bacteria. Does not count towards a major or minor in Biology or Elementary Integrated Science.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • BIO 248 Program Design


    1 credit hours

    This course will provide the student, ultimately/ideally with a Certification in Applied Functional Science® (CAFS). Additionally, this course will give the student the skills and knowledge to approach each individual according to their unique goals and daily function. Combining the principles of Applied Functional Science® with existing skill sets experience, and understanding, this course focuses on program design, thus utilizing the Local to Global spectrum method. The student will learn how to identify common dysfunctions, take an individualized approach to program design and create truly functional programs for your future clients. Utilizing the Local to Global spectrum method, learn how to identify common dysfunction, then create mobility and progress to stability/strength for a wide array of functional needs and for any population CAFS will provide a new experience by delivering the authentic truths of bio-mechanics and enforcing the student’s understanding with real-life examples of how to apply these principles. This is a certification course. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • BIO 249 Human Analysis and Performance


    1 credit hours

    3DMAPS® (3 D Movement Analysis & Performance System) is the most innovative way to effectively analyze the entire body in an efficient revealing, and evidence-based manner. This course equips you with the content, competence, and confidence to meet the needs, wants, and goals of all of your patients and clients. Unlike any other movement screen, 3DMAPS® is a movement analysis and performance system that applies to the three-dimensionality and abilities of all individuals and all of human function. 3DMAPS® boils down all of human movement (the three-dimensional interaction of joints, muscles, and proprioceptors) into six Vital Transformational Zones, adapts these movements within Mobility Analysis Movements (assessing range of motion) and Stability Analysis Movements (assessing control of motion), and empowers you to then prioritize the best and most logical progressions in serving your patients and clients better. This is a certification course. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • BIO 285 Special Topics


    1-4 credit hours

    Dependent upon topic. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • BIO 301 Topics In Environmental Biology


    4 credit hours

    Improve your awareness of the interactions between humans and the environment. Review the effect of human impact on the environment by studying such topics as the energy crisis and energy alternatives, population problems, world hunger, resource depletion, and pollution. This course will not count towards a major/minor in Biology, Environmental Science, or Integrated Science.

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: May be offered at one or more Siena Heights’ degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus.
  
  • BIO 341 Entomology


    4 credit hours

    Entomology is the study of insects. This course is directed toward the study of insects as integral members of the biosphere. Topics included are the anatomy and physiology, behavior, ecology, evolution, classification, and identification of insects. An insect collection will be prepared by each member of the class.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: SU 2019
  
  • BIO 342 Genetics


    4 credit hours

    A study of the identification, transmission, arrangement, variation and function of the genetic material. Special consideration is given to human genetics.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • BIO 343 Animal Behavior


    4 credit hours

    An introduction to the understanding of animal behavior. What can animals do? How do they perform their feats? Why (in evolutionary terms) have they become endowed with these skills? Topics included are a history of behavioral studies, instinct and learned behavior, genetics of behavior, development of behavior, behavior and the role of the nervous system and endocrine system, organization of behavior, evolution of behavior, ecology of behavior, mating behavior, and social behavior.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA2019, FA 2021
  
  • BIO 344 Topics In Animal Behavior


    4 credit hours

    Topics in animal behavior including adaptation, communication, mating and reproduction, parenting, and social behavior are investigated. Today’s modern zoo and the role it plays in promoting species survival is also considered. The lab component of the class is centered around behavior studies of species at the Detroit Zoological Park. Four of the eight class sessions will require that the student meet at the Detroit Zoo. Admission into the zoo is the student’s responsibility. This course will not count towards a major/minor in Biology, Environmental Science, or Integrated Science.

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights’ degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus.
  
  • BIO 345 Exercise Physiology


    3 credit hours

    To build a solid foundation of the scientific principles underlying modern exercise physiology through the understanding of nutrition, energy transfer, and exercise training and their relationship to human performance.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI 2019, WI 2021
  
  • BIO 349 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy


    4 credit hours

    An introduction to the evolution of the vertebrates as reflected in their anatomical systems.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA 2018, FA 2020, FA 2022
  
  • BIO 351 Vertebrate Physiology


    4 credit hours

    An analysis of the functioning of the vertebrate body based on the structural unities learned in comparative vertebrate anatomy. Physiology is the study of how vertebrates carry out their bodily functions at the cellular (microscopic) and tissue and organ (macroscopic) levels. These functions are related to the various environments that vertebrates inhabit. Differences in the physiology of various vertebrates are connected to a variety of different environmental conditions. The concept of sustainability is an integral part of this course. Labs include non-invasive experiments using fish, amphibians and mammals along with virtual labs.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI 2019, WI 2021
  
  • BIO 360 Microbiology


    4 credit hours

    A study of the cellular, cultural, and metabolic characteristics of the major microbial groups with emphasis upon bacteria. The role of microorganisms in health, industry, and the physical environment is considered.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI 2020, WI 2022
  
  • BIO 395 Junior Seminar I


    1 credit hours

    Students will become familiar with current biological literature. Current topics and experimental approaches will be emphasized. Journal articles covering a range of disciplines with which students have some familiarity will be read and discussed in depth by the class.

    Prerequisite: Junior Class Standing, or Permission
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • BIO 396 Junior Seminar II


    1 credit hours

    During this course students will select their research topic. The course will focus on how to write a project proposal, experimental design, scientific ethics, research statistics, scientific computing, and other topics relevant to particular projects or approaches.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • BIO 440 Cell And Molecular Biology


    4 credit hours

    Ultrastructure, composition, function of cells and their organelles, DNA replication, transcription, and translation are covered in depth. The experimental procedures and instruments that are commonly employed in cellular and molecular research are studied.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI 2019, WI 2021
  
  • BIO 441 Terrestrial Ecology & Field Biology


    4 credit hours

    An introduction to the complex relationships and networks between organisms and their environment, taught in seminar style with discussions based on assigned textbook chapters and other readings. The course includes several field trips to important ecosystems in Michigan and Ohio where field methods to study climate, soil, plant and animal communities are practiced. The concept of sustainability is an integral part of this course, and the course ends with a discussion of global ecology and human impact on the biosphere.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA 2019, FA 2021
  
  • BIO 442 Evolution


    4 credit hours

    This course deals primarily with biological evolution, the process of change in biological systems. Emphasis is on the evolutionary theory of Charles Darwin, along with an overview of molecular genetics, population genetics, speciation, adaptation, systematics, paleontology, biogeography, macroevolution, molecular evolution, coevolution, evo devo, phenotypic plasticity, and human evolution. The course is taught seminar style with discussions based on assigned textbook chapters and other readings. Virtual labs and homework assignments will facilitate the understanding of evolutionary theory. The concept of sustainability is an integral part of this course.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI 2020, WI 2022
  
  • BIO 443 Fresh Water Ecology And Field Biology


    4 credit hours

    This course studies the unique physical and chemical properties of water that have contributed to the origins of life, describes important freshwater ecosystems characterized by flowing water and standing water, and integrates this knowledge with the study of populations, communities, and ecosystems. Included are several field trips to important freshwater ecosystems in Michigan, where field methods to describe limnic habitats and study macrophytes, benthos, and plankton are practiced. The course ends with a discussion of human impact on freshwater ecosystems on a local, regional and global scale. The concept of sustainability is an integral part of this course.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA 2018, FA 2020, FA 2022
  
  • BIO 485 Special Topics


    1-4 credit hours

    The study of selected topics of current interest and not ordinarily covered in depth in other courses. This course may be taken more than once as long as the course content is different.

    Prerequisite: Permission
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • BIO 495 Senior Seminar I


    1 credit hours

    Students will work on their senior projects, and each student will give a practice paper presentation. Seminars will cover topics such as how to give scientific presentations, how to prepare posters, planning for graduate and professional schools, preparation for GRE, MCAT, and other national exams, and other professional concerns.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • BIO 496 Senior Seminar II


    1 credit hours

    Students will finish their senior project research, write it up, and prepare their finishing seminar and their poster.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year

Child Development

  
  • CDV 101 CDA Safe, Healthy, Learning Environments


    3 credit hours

    This course focuses on Competency Standard I related to establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment. The functional areas within this standard address practices to promote safe environments, healthy settings, and organization of the physical space/schedule that promotes engagement play, exploration and learning of all children. Functional areas address standards related to infant/toddler, preschool and family child care settings. CDV 101, CDV 102  and CDV 103  are courses required for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. CDA candidates may apply these courses as general electives to a Child Development Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Arts degree. These courses are not intended to fulfill general elective degree requirements for non-CDA candidates.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • CDV 102 CDA Supporting Domain Development


    3 credit hours

    This course focuses on Competency Standards II and III related to developmentally appropriate practices to support physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of young children. The functional areas within these standards address practices to promote physical, cognitive, communication, creative, self, and social skills. Functional areas address standards related to infant/toddler, preschool and family child care settings. CDV 101 , CDV 102 and CDV 103  are courses required for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. CDA candidates may apply these courses as general electives to a Child Development Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Arts degree. These courses are not intended to fulfill general elective degree requirements for non-CDA candidates.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • CDV 103 CDA Parent, Partnership Development


    3 credit hours

    This course focuses on Competency Standards IV, V and VI related to effective program management, family partnerships and professionalism. The functional areas within these standards address program administrative practices, positive/productive relationships with families and the importance of a commitment to professionalism. Functional areas address standards related to infant/toddler, preschool and family child care settings. CDV 101 , CDV 102  and CDV 103 are courses required for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. CDA candidates may apply these courses as general electives to a Child Development Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Arts degree. These courses are not intended to fulfill general elective degree requirements for non-CDA candidates.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: SU Every Year
  
  • CDV 115 Child Growth and Development


    3 credit hours

    This basic survey course deals with the child from conception to adolescence. The student will be able to identify developmental psychological research strategies and theories; to distinguish genetic and prenatal stages; to compare and analyze the physical, social, emotional, and mental maturation from infancy to early adolescence including children with multicultural or special needs. In parenthood, education emphasis is placed on the influence of positive self-esteem in the family. Twenty-five hours of child interaction required.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • CDV 165 Infant Toddler Curriculum


    3 credit hours

    This course is an introduction to sequential development of the infant toddler child from birth to 3 years. Students will study and electronically research growth and development, design a safe environment, and plan appropriate learning activities. Special topics will include theories of infant development, infant/toddler behaviors, well-being/basic care routines, programming/curriculum and parent/caregiver relationships. Six hours of infant/toddler observations required.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI 2019, WI 2021
  
  • CDV 245 Assessment In Early Childhood Education


    3 credit hours

    Designed to give the student knowledge of appropriate formal and informal assessments of young children and practice conducting and applying objective child observation techniques. Focused observations will include physical, emotional, social, cognitive, language, and creative domains in view of sound child guidance techniques. Forty hours of observation in a child care center and a complete case study are required.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI 2020, WI 2022
  
  • CDV 285 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Dependent upon topic. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CDV 345 Early Literacy: Birth To 5 Years


    3 credit hours

    Examines theory related to the acquisition of early literacy skills. This course explores the sequence of oral and written language, the role of literature and the environment, emerging reading behaviors/processes, the role of parents and strategies to support the literacy development of young children birth to 5 years. Two observations are required.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI 2019, WI 2021
  
  • CDV 355 Programs For Young Children


    3 credit hours

    A course designed to examine historical and philosophical foundations of early childhood education; to raise awareness of special abilities, disabilities, and cultural diversities of children; and to learn parent involvement and conference techniques. The main focus is on planning, implementing, and evaluating a developmentally appropriate curriculum approach for infants, toddlers, preprimary, and primary school children. Six hours of field experience required.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA 2019, FA 2021
  
  • CDV 365 Family/Community Partnerships In Early Childhood


    3 credit hours

    Knowledge and understanding of family/community characteristics and the critical role both play in children’s development and advocacy. Focus on communication strategies that support and empower families through respectful, reciprocal relationships and the importance of forming positive home/school partnerships.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI 2020, WI 2022
  
  • CDV 375 Administration Of Child Care Centers


    3 credit hours

    This course prepares students for organizing and operating a quality pre-primary program, school-age program, or child care center. It offers theory on developing good interpersonal communication skills and relationships, parent/community involvement, program promotion and management, licensing regulations, child advocacy, accreditation, and finances. The course links the theory to ways that can be useful for the student in elementary education as well as the field of early childhood education and child care. Independent center observations and interviews facilitate an understanding of environmental and programmatic considerations and policies. Attendance at one outside professional conference is required. Students are responsible for conference fees and class related transportation. Five hours of field experience required.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • CDV 380 Child Development Practicum I


    4 credit hours

    Supervised observation, participation, and teaching in an early childhood setting including interactions with children, teachers and parents. Opportunities for placements include infant/toddler programs, preschools and special needs classrooms. Requirements include daily journal entries/reflections, comprehensive observations, curriculum resource, and student/supervisor formative and summative evaluation. The student is required to teach and evaluate twelve lessons. Verification of current physical, TB test, clearance, CPR and first aid required. Field placement equals a minimum of 160 hours. 

    Prerequisite:
    Corequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  
  • CDV 480 Child Development Practicum II


    4 credit hours

    Supervised observation, participation, and teaching in an early childhood setting including interactions with children, teachers and parents. Opportunities for placements include infant/toddler programs, preschools and special needs classrooms. In addition to requirements consistent with CDV 380 Child Development Practicum I , students complete a comprehensive study on one child. The student is required to teach and evaluate twelve lessons. Verification of current physical, TB test, clearance, CPR and first aid required. Field placement equals a minimum of 160 hours. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • CDV 485 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Dependent upon topic. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CDV 495 Research In Child Development


    3 credit hours

    Active research, analysis, and synthesis of data examining a selected topic in early childhood development, emphasis on age 0 to 8. Topics may include children, families, school, or society. This course is designed to be taken near the end of the student’s baccalaureate degree experience. It builds on the original classroom theory and research and on subsequent application courses and internship experiences to formalize professional research knowledge. Culmination: senior project with use of presentation software.

    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status
    Course is Offered: FA 2018, FA 2020, FA 2022

Chemistry

  
  • CHE 107 Culinary Chemistry


    4 credit hours

    In this lab-based course students will study the chemical & physical properties of ingredients and prepared foods, as well as the reactions that take place when food and beverages are prepared. Studies will include the impact of food on the human brain, the history of ingredients, and the economics of the food chain. Lab sessions will focus on the chemical and physical changes that foodstuffs undergo as they are transformed from ingredients to final products. Students will be strongly encouraged, but not required, to taste the results of the culinary experiments. Does not count toward a Chemistry major or minor, or Integrated Science.

    Prerequisite: None
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • CHE 110 Introduction To General, Organic, And Biological Chemistry


    4 credit hours

    An introduction to general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry as related to biological systems. Topics include atomic theory; chemical equations and reaction; solids, liquids, gases and their structure and behavior; solutions, acids and bases, buffers and pH; structure, naming and properties of major classes of organic and biochemical compounds. Does not count towards a major or minor in chemistry or elementary integrated science.

    Prerequisite: None
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • CHE 141 General Chemistry I


    4 credit hours

    An introduction to the basic principles and concepts of chemistry. Topics covered include stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, thermochemistry, and the states of matter. Laboratory exercises accompany the lecture material.

    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • CHE 142 General Chemistry II


    4 credit hours

    Further study of the principles and concepts of chemistry (a continuation of CHE 141 General Chemistry I ). Topics include kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, solubility and complex ions, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and the descriptive chemistry of the elements. Laboratory exercises accompany the lecture material.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • CHE 241 Organic Chemistry I


    4 credit hours

    A study of the structure of organic molecules, their stereochemical and spectral properties, and their reactions. Special attention is given to the mechanisms of reactions.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • CHE 242 Organic Chemistry II


    4 credit hours

    A continuation of the study of organic molecules. The number of functional groups studied is expanded, and the electronic structure of the functional group is related to its reactivity and the mechanisms of its reactions.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • CHE 285 Special Topics


    1-4 credit hours

    Dependent upon topic. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  
  • CHE 342 Physical Chemistry II


    3 credit hours

    A detailed examination of the atomic and molecular structure of matter. Topics covered include: electrochemistry, the quantum mechanics of simple systems with application to structure and bonding in chemical systems, spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, and statistical mechanics.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI 2019
  
  
  • CHE 351 Introduction To Computational Chemistry


    1 credit hours

    The fundamentals of computational chemistry are developed using theoretical methods based on quantum chemistry, along with practical applications using appropriate software packages.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI 2019
  
  • CHE 390 Research


    1 credit hours

    Research to be undertaken under the direction of a faculty member. A written proposal of research goals is required at the beginning of the session in which the research is to take place. Written and oral reports of the research are to be given upon completion of the work. The experience will cover at least one session. This course may be repeated any number of times.

    Prerequisite: Permission
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CHE 395 Junior Seminar I


    1 credit hours

    Students will become familiar with current chemical literature. Current topics and experimental approaches will be emphasized. Journal articles covering a range of disciplines with which students have some familiarity will be read and discussed in depth by the class.

    Prerequisite: Permission or Junior Class Standing
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • CHE 396 Junior Seminar II


    1 credit hours

    During this course, students will select their research topic. The course will focus on how to write a project proposal, experimental design, scientific ethics, research statistics, scientific computing, and other topics relevant to particular projects or approaches.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • CHE 441 Physical-Instrumental Analysis


    4 credit hours

    A course in the theory and practice of the analysis of chemical compounds. Emphasis is placed on modern instrumental techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI 2020
  
  • CHE 454 Biochemistry


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to the structure, properties and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids and their role in biological systems. Modes of energy production and energy utilization are considered. Required for Chemistry students seeking teacher certification.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA 2018
  
  • CHE 485 Special Topics


    1-4 credit hours

    The study of selected topics of current interest and not ordinarily covered in depth in other courses. This course may be taken more than once as long as the course content is different.

    Prerequisite: Permission
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CHE 495 Senior Seminar I


    1 credit hours

    Students will work on their senior projects, and each student will give a practice paper presentation. Seminars will cover topics such as how to give scientific presentations, how to prepare posters, planning for graduate and professional schools, preparation for GRE, MCAT, and other national exams, and other professional concerns.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • CHE 496 Senior Seminar II


    1 credit hours

    Students will finish their senior project research, write a report, and prepare their oral presentation and poster.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year

Computer Information Systems

  
  • CIS 140 Programming I


    3 credit hours

    This course is an introduction to object-oriented programming and algorithm development. It covers basic software input and output, flow of control, classes, and arrays. It also emphasizes good program design and documentation.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • CIS 201 Exploring Careers in CIS


    1 credit hours

    Introduces fundamentals on how to conduct an internship search and how to understand job descriptions and requirements. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CIS 202 Developing Skills for Internships


    2 credit hours

    Introduces etiquette in business communication. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CIS 240 Programming II


    3 credit hours

    This course presents advanced object-oriented programming and algorithm development concepts. It covers inheritance, polymorphism, abstract classes, exception handling, file input and output, recursion, and interfaces.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • CIS 352 Data Structures


    3 credit hours

    This course introduces elementary data structures including lists, stacks, queues, and trees. It also explores heaps, hashes, and graphs. Emphasis will be placed on problem analysis, algorithm development, efficiency, portability, reliability, and good programming style.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CIS 353 Systems Analysis


    3 credit hours

    Tools of the analyst are covered. These include decision tables, system flow charts, print charts, data gathering techniques, feasibility studies, user interviews, and CASE tools.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • CIS 363 Database Management Systems


    3 credit hours

    File formats for sequential, random, and indexed files will be studied and their appropriate application in database design. Both the logical organization and the physical structure of databases will be studied. Topics include design, development, and management of a database, data dictionary, linked list, inverted list, hierarchy model and relational model. Students will design a database.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • CIS 370 Network Operating Systems


    3 credit hours

    This course provides hands-on training in the three most popular Network Operating Systems (NOS): Netware, Windows, Linux. Students will learn how to install, configure, administer, and manage the network smoothly and securely. Some of the topics covered are installing of the NOS including setup of the server and clients, creating and managing users, managing print jobs, and setting up security and the file system. Students will implement a working network using each of the NOS.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CIS 443 Data Communications


    3 credit hours

    This course will provide the student with a working understanding of the rapidly expanding field of data communications. Fundamentals of data communications concepts, including basic hardware requirements, network configurations, and software protocols are discussed. Microcomputer software is used as a tool to aid in the design and management of a data communications network.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CIS 450 Programming Languages


    3 credit hours

    This course is a comparative study of programming languages and their features. The aim is to develop understanding of the organization of programming languages while enhancing problem solving skills and programming skills. It will provide a survey of various programming languages including C++, MATLAB, Python, and Visual Basic.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA 2018
  
  • CIS 455 Computer Hardware And Software


    3 credit hours

    The course provides hands-on training to support and maintain a Personal Computer (PC). Students will learn how to install, configure, administer, and manage the necessary hardware and software that are associated with a PC. Some of the topics covered are: installation of hard disk, floppy drive, power supply, I/O devices, and Windows operating system. Students will get an opportunity to troubleshoot a variety of hardware and software problems. The operation and the management of a help desk facility will also be covered in this class.

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CIS 460 Web Development


    3 credit hours

    This course will focus on the design and development of Web pages through the use of life cycle methodology. Students apply their skill in the creation of web pages using text, graphics, tables, frames, and forms. Tools like HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), Java, CGI (Common Gateway Interface), JavaScripts, and ActiveX Controls will be used throughout the course.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA 2018
  
  • CIS 465 Management Information Systems


    3 credit hours

    An in-depth study of the problems in managing computer based information systems. The course focuses on the definition, evaluation, installation, and continuing management of EDP systems. Issues of planning and control as well as the organizational impact of computer systems will be stressed.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CIS 470 Data And Network Assurance


    3 credit hours

    This course provides an in-depth study of the various technical and administrative aspects of Information and Network Security and Assurance. This course provides the foundation for understanding the key issues associated with protecting information assets, determining the levels of protection and response to security incidents, and designing a consistent, reasonable information security system, with appropriate intrusion detection and reporting features. Students will be exposed to the spectrum of Security activities, methods, methodologies, and procedures.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CIS 472 Numerical Analysis


    3 credit hours

    The sources of computational error will be studied. The student will solve problems by numerical techniques. Topics include: solutions of differential equations unsolvable by traditional methods, interpolation, approximation methods, and integration techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Mathematics
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CIS 480 Co-Op Work Experience


    1-12 credit hours

    See program coordinator for work experience opportunities within the Computer and Information Systems field.

    Prerequisite: Permission
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CIS 485 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    The study of selected topics of emerging technologies not ordinarily covered in-depth in other courses. Special topics may be repeated for credit with the approval of the department. No more than three credit hours may apply to CIS major or CIS minor.

    Prerequisite: Based on course content
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • CIS 495 Senior Project/Seminar


    3 credit hours

    Students will develop a computer system integrating previous courses. The system will be documented and an oral presentation given. Programs may be written or software packages employed for the project. Students must also attend professional seminars and attend and perform other career-related activities.

    Prerequisite: Permission
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
 

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