Mar 03, 2024  
2021 Siena Heights University Catalog 
    
2021 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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Music

  
  • MMM 245 Audio Recording II


    2 credit hours

    A continuation of Audio Recording I, the student will study microphone use and placement and will develop skills utilizing the Sonar and the MOTU multi-track recording system. Students will have assigned lab times. Students will be required to follow security and studio procedures and will be required to attend three professional workshops scheduled during the session. Students in the advanced audio recording class will be required to complete a substantial recording project as well as produce a current mastered compact disc recording by the end of the session.

    Prerequisite: MMM 145 
    Course Fee: $300
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  
  • MMM 260 Music Theory II


    2 credit hours

    The student will compose, play harmonic progressions, sight-sing, and notate from dictation music in one and two voice textures. Topics to be covered in the course include standard harmonic progressions, representative style periods, seventh chords, modulation, secondary dominants, and binary, ternary, blues, and American song forms.

    Prerequisite:
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  
  
  • MMM 263 Advanced Class Piano


    2 credit hours

    The student will play advanced intermediate piano, literature using accurate pedal technique, tempo, dynamics, and correct interpretation. He/she will play all major and minor scales and harmonize melodies using the appropriate diatonic chords, seventh-chords, and secondary dominants. He/she will transpose easier vocal accompaniments within a third of the original key. One hour of daily practice required. Does not apply to piano major or minor.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 270 Music Theory III


    2 credit hours

    The student will continue studying musical analysis, sight-singing, and dictation. Topics to be covered in the course include diatonic, secondary, and embellishing seventh chords, ninths, eleventh and thirteenth chords; and Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords. Formal structures will include tonal structures, compounds ternary, the chorale prelude, and variation forms.

    Prerequisite:
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  
  
  
  • MMM 344 Pedagogy Of Music In The Elmentary School


    2 credit hours

    The student will plan, execute, and evaluate music activities in relation to the individual child and to the group at the elementary level. The student will employ the most effective contemporary methods in facilitating planned music activities. The student will use materials available to music education for use in today’s classroom (including gifted and special needs students). Music activities will include multiethnic and multicultural music.

    Prerequisite: MMM 270 
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MMM 345 Pedagogy Of Music In The Secondary School


    2 credit hours

    The student will plan, execute, and evaluate procedures for both general and specialized music courses at the middle and high school. The student will analyze and identify contemporary materials that are appropriate in furthering course objectives and study budgeting procedures, scheduling music courses, curriculum development (including attention to diverse cultural and ethnic music), and the capabilities of the adolescent as musician, including both gifted and special needs.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  
  • MMM 352 History Of Wind Band Literature


    2 credit hours

    The student will gain an in depth knowledge of the music of the wind band idiom ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. Students will trace the development of various instruments, instrumentations, and repertoire for groups of wind instruments. Students will gain knowledge of repertoire for chamber wind ensembles as well as masterworks for large-scale wind ensembles.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MMM 354 Instrumental Methods For Vocalists


    2 credit hours

    Vocal education students will gain necessary knowledge concerning the instrumental techniques unique to teaching band and orchestra

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MMM 355 Choral Methods And Materials


    2 credit hours

    The student will explore various challenges and techniques of individual and group voice development. The student will analyze various choral works for possible use in the choral program and develop a working repertoire of choral literature. The course will explore the use of instruments with the choral ensemble as well as effective rehearsal techniques. Sight singing methods will be studied. Elementary, middle school, and high school, and adult choir techniques and materials will be included. Finally, all students will formulate their personal philosophies of music education.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA 2018
  
  • MMM 356 Instrumental Methods And Materials


    2 credit hours

    Students will gain detailed knowledge about the unique challenges of elementary, middle school, and high school band and orchestra. The course will cover a range of topics including recruitment techniques, appropriate-level repertoire, rehearsal techniques, instrument repair, fund raising, and parent relations. All students will formulate their personal philosophies of music education.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MMM 357 Choral Arranging


    2 credit hours

    Choral Arranging is a course in developing strategies and techniques for arranging music for choral ensembles. The course examines the use of melody, harmony, rhythm and form as applied to both the setting of text and the performance genre-including traditional and jazz-and instrumental accompaniments will be explored. The variety of performance levels from elementary school and small church choir literature to professional ensembles will be studied. Attention will be given to the details required for a polished vocal score. The course will conclude with a discussion of presenting materials for publication.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncetain
  
  • MMM 358 Instrumental Arranging


    2 credit hours

    Instrumental Arranging is a course in developing strategies and techniques for arranging music for instrumental ensembles. A variety of music styles from traditional to contemporary will be explored. The variety of performance levels from K-12 to professional ensembles will be studied. Attention will be given to the details required for a polished instrumental score. The course will conclude with a discussion of presenting materials for publication.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 359 Form And Analysis


    2 credit hours

    This seminar-based course is the capstone of the Music Theory track. It delves into greater detail into the study of typical forms from Western tonal music and also contemporary styles. It also serves to instruct students in higher level forms of analysis.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MMM 360 Basic Conducting


    2 credit hours

    The student will discuss the basics of the conductor’s art including philosophy, history, responsibility, and privileges. Score study skills, basic beat patterns and usage, ear training, and selection of appropriate tempo will be developed. Comprehension of foreign terms, analysis of text for musical meaning, leadership development, rehearsal techniques, and stage presence will be demonstrated.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MMM 361 Advanced Choral Conducting


    2 credit hours

    The scope of this course extends beyond basic skills to include choral foundations, transpositions, balance, interpretive leadership, rehearsal technique, and stage presence. Laban method and Focal Point conducting will be emphasized.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 362 Advanced Instrumental Conducting


    2 credit hours

    The scope of this course extends beyond basic skills to include instrumental foundations, transpositions, balance, interpretive leadership, rehearsal technique, and stage presence.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 363 Marching Techniques


    2 credit hours

    This course prepares K-12 teacher candidates for the rigors of developing a high school marching band program. Students will learn about various topics such as drill writing, arranging for the marching band, marching show design, planning successful band trips, teaching marching fundamentals, and other relevant topics. Students will also receive training on Pyware 3D, the standard program for writing marching drill. Each student will design a complete marching band show for their final project.

    Prerequisite:
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  
  
  

Natural Science

  
  • NSC 110 Earth Science


    4 credit hours

    A course available to non-science majors but required for students seeking teacher education certification who are majoring/minoring in the sciences. Topics in geology, paleontology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy will be considered. The scientific method will be stressed in the labs.

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: FA 2019
  
  • NSC 139 Science for Elementary Teachers


    4 credit hours

    This course is for those preparing to be elementary teachers. Aligned to the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) and the K-12 Michigan Science Standards (MiSS), the course focuses on science content in Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical Science. 

    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • NSC 141 Science for Elementary Teachers I


    4 credit hours

    This course is for those preparing to be PreK – 6th Grade teachers. Aligned to the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and the PreK-12 Michigan Science Standards (MiSS), the course focuses on science content in Life Science and Physical Science. 

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • NSC 142 Science for Elementary Teachers II


    4 credit hours

    This course is for those preparing to be PreK – 6th Grade teachers. Aligned to the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and the PreK-12 Michigan Science Standards (MiSS), the course focuses on science content in Earth and Space Science and Engineering. 

    Proposed Field Hours – none; peer teaching within the lab

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year

  
  • NSC 285 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Dependent upon topic.

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • NSC 295 Sophomore Seminar


    1 credit hours

    Seminar-style course that prepares grades K-12 teacher candidates to understand and teach biology, chemistry, physics and earth/space science as integrated content. Students will explore and develop an understanding of the interconnectedness of all science. Students will examine major unifying themes, design units of study, and work directly with K-12 grade students, teachers, and communities. This seminar begins a set of three seminar courses dealing with the integration of science.

    Prerequisite: Permission
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • NSC 373 Science Methods


    3 credit hours

    A study of the principles and methods of teaching science in the K-12 classroom setting. The primary scope and sequence of curriculum is grade level specific science, where emphasis is upon content and methodology set forth by the Michigan Science Standards and the Framework for K-12 Science Education. Course provides multiple opportunities for critical thinking, cooperative learning, and integration across curriculum and hands-on learning experiences. Needs of exceptional children, multicultural appreciation and integration, and developmentally appropriate practice are also discussed. Students will design both short and long term lesson and unit plans.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • NSC 395 Junior Seminar


    1 credit hours

    Seminar style methods course that prepares grades K-12 teacher candidates to understand and teach biology, chemistry, physics and earth/space science as integrated content. Students will explore and develop an understanding of the interconnectedness of all science. Students will examine major unifying themes, design units of study, and work directly with K-12 grade students, teachers, and communities. This seminar class will build upon NSC 295 Sophomore Seminar .

    Prerequisite: Junior Standing
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • NSC 485 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Dependent upon topic. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • NSC 495 Senior Seminar


    1 credit hours

    Seminar-style methods course that prepares grades K-12 teacher candidates to understand and teach biology, chemistry, physics and earth/space science as integrated content. Students will explore and develop an understanding of the interconnectedness of all science. Students will examine major unifying themes, design units of study, and work directly with K-12 grade students, teachers, and communities. This seminar class will build upon NSC 395 Junior Seminar , culminating in a final project applicable to the student’s content area and grade level preference.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year

Nursing

  
  • NUR 101 Introduction To Professional Nursing Concepts


    1 credit hours

    This course introduces concepts that are significant to the nurse, and influence professional practice. Included are nursing history, ethics, culture, political, socioeconomic factors, as well as critical thinking and study skills for nursing. This course is required for Pre-nursing majors.

    Prerequisite: None
    Nursing Fee: None
    Course is Offered: Fall and WI Every Year
  
  • NUR 190 Nutrition For Health


    3 credit hours

    Provides knowledge of essential elements for nutrition. Incorporates concepts of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and key interactions with pharmacological agents. Various diets and effects upon health are explored. Application of nutrition knowledge will be utilized in the clinical setting for health promotion with persons and groups.

    Prerequisite: None
    Nursing Fee: None
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • NUR 201 The Profession Of Nursing


    3 credit hours

    This course is an initial pre-licensure nursing course. Characteristics of becoming a professional nurse are examined from a liberal arts perspective. The basic tenets of nursing are explored, including key elements of person, nursing, environment, and health as utilized in the nursing process. Emphasis is on enhancing critical thinking abilities, problem solving skills, and reflective thinking, particularly focusing upon understanding personal values and beliefs. Demonstration of communication skills is expected in various contexts and modes, particularly written communication. Terminology utilized in nursing is threaded throughout the course.

    Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Nursing Program
    Corequisite: Concurrent with NUR 210 Communication In Health Care , NUR 230 Fundamentals In Nursing , and NUR 250 Health Assessment   
    Nursing Fee: See Course Schedule for Amount
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • NUR 210 Communication In Health Care


    3 credit hours

    This course is an initial pre-licensure nursing course and the first course in interactions with clients. Beginning experiences of communication are identified and performed. The basic tenets of effective communication in a competent, purposeful, and ethical nurse are explored. An emphasis is on self-knowledge in order to be an effective communicator. Demonstration of communication skills is expected in various contexts and modes, particularly performed interpersonally with other people. Communication difficulties will be explored, particularly with clients who are non-English speaking and clients who cannot talk due to illness. Basic Spanish terms utilized in health care will be taught.

    Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Nursing Program
    Corequisite: Concurrent with NUR 201 The Profession Of Nursing , NUR 230 Fundamentals In Nursing , and NUR 250 Health Assessment   
    Nursing Fee: See Course Schedule for Amount
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • NUR 230 Fundamentals In Nursing


    5 credit hours

    Fundamentals is a theory-based course that combines didactic information in combination with clinical skills laboratory and clinical practice experiences. The course introduces the scientific basis for nursing practice, basic human needs and the care of clients with diverse needs. This course focuses on the promotion of health, function and wellness of the individual, family and community. Nursing skills are simulated and practiced in the clinical skills laboratory. As the session progresses, students will engage in the nursing care of adults with an emphasis on wellness in a variety of settings.

    Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Nursing Program
    Corequisite: Concurrent with NUR 201 The Profession Of Nursing , NUR 210 Communication In Health Care , and NUR 250 Health Assessment   
    Nursing Fee: See Course Schedule for Amount
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • NUR 250 Health Assessment


    5 credit hours

    This course builds on pre-requisite courses in the sciences and focuses on techniques of history taking and physical examination of persons. Using a systems approach, focused and comprehensive assessments of essentially well clients throughout the lifespan are addressed. Students will describe findings and differentiate normal from atypical or abnormal. Diagnostic reasoning skills are developed through analysis of the assessment data. A laboratory/clinical experience provides opportunities for students to integrate communication, assessment and problem-solving skills with fundamental nursing care procedures.

    This course requires an off-site clinical learning experience.

    Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Nursing Program
    Corequisite: Concurrent with NUR 201 The Profession Of Nursing , NUR 210 Communication In Health Care , and NUR 230 Fundamentals In Nursing   
    Nursing Fee: See Course Schedule for Amount
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year

  
  • NUR 301 Transition To Professional Nursing


    4 credit hours

    This course is the initial RN-BSN course. Characteristics of a professional nurse are examined from a liberal arts perspective. Emphasis is on enhancing critical thinking abilities, problem solving skills, and reflective thinking. Demonstration of communication skills is expected in various contexts and modes, particularly written communication. Threaded throughout the course is the integration of professional values from nursing knowledge and experiences. Awareness of self-knowledge is incorporated to enhance expertise as a competent, purposeful, and ethical professional nurse.

     

    Prerequisite: Registered Nurse, Acceptance into the RN-BSN Program.
    Course is Offered: FA, WI and SU Every Year

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • NUR 375 Health Care Of Communities & Vulnerable Populations


    4 credit hours

    Emphasizes a holistic approach to health promotion and disease prevention in the provision of nursing care to individuals, groups and communities through primary, secondary, and tertiary therapeutic nursing interventions. Course content and learning includes identification of vulnerable populations, high risk environments, systematic health status assessment, resource utilization, and a global health perspective.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • NUR 380 Evidenced Based Research In Nursing Practice


    4 credit hours

    Concepts and processes of nursing research are defined and applied to authentic practice examples. Research concepts include problem identification; research study designs; data collection techniques; and methods of data analysis. A major focus of this course is on interpretation and critique of research based articles.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  
  • NUR 395 Health Policy And Informatics


    4 credit hours

    Provides theoretical, systems, and practical knowledge approach to nursing practice with a focus upon policy and informatics. Health policy will include federal, state, and private standards and regulations. Various agencies common to health care disciplines will be explored. Introduction to concepts and principles in nursing informatics, including computer programs and software utilized in various nursing practice settings.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  
  
  
  
  • NUR 460 The Art Of Ethical, Cultural, & Spiritual Nursing Practice


    4 credit hours

    This course provides multidimensional perspectives as threaded into nurse-patient interactions. Based upon Carper’s Four Patterns of Knowing (1978), and the American Nurses’ Association Code of Ethics, the course will include moral theories; ethical principles and decision-making; spiritual caregiving, and personal values as experienced in health care.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • NUR 601 Transition to Nursing Scholar I: Science of Nursing, Research Methods and Statistics


    3 credit hours

    This core MSN course is designed for the entry level MSN student equipping the student with the elemental knowledge necessary for their transition to nursing scholar. Areas of study providing the foundational knowledge vital for further study concentrate on the science of nursing, research methods, and the evaluation of evidence as a guide to nursing practice.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing Program or at the discretion of the Director of Nursing, MSN Program Coordinator, or the appropriate Dean
  
  • NUR 602 Transition to Nursing Scholar II: Research Methods for the Advanced Nurse Scholar


    3 credit hours

    This core MSN course is designed to build on the Transition to Nursing Scholar I course and the baccalaureate concepts of nursing research. This course will focus on the integration of nursing theory, research, and practice. This course will emphasize the evaluation, application, and utilization of evidence-based practice within the framework of health care systems.

    Prerequisite: NUR 601 Transition to Nursing Scholar I: Science of Nursing, Research Methods and Statistics  or at the discretion of the Director of Nursing, MSN Program Coordinator, or the appropriate Dean
  
  • NUR 610 Quality Improvement and Safety in Health Care


    3 credit hours

    This course will provide an overview of the principles of patient safety, error prevention and safe system design. Methods for risk assessment, safety improvement, and error analysis will be explored and will be aligned with the strategic goals of high performing healthcare organizations. Students will be introduced to change management strategies, just and punitive cultures, and creating highly reliable organizations through standardization of workflow and transparency.

    Prerequisite: NUR 602 Transition to Nursing Scholar II: Research Methods for the Advanced Nurse Scholar  or OR at the discretion of the Director of Nursing, MSN Program Coordinator, or the appropriate Dean
  
  • NUR 611 Leadership Principles for Health Care Organizations and Systems


    3 credit hours

    Building on the baccalaureate concepts of organizational and systems leadership, this course will focus on the role of the advanced nurse leader. This course will provide knowledge for the nurse leader to understand the impact of policy on health care, management of health care resources, and organizational structure of the health care system. Organizational nursing theory and values will also be introduced within the context of health care delivery.

    Prerequisite: NUR 610 Quality Improvement and Safety in Health Care  or at the discretion of the Director of Nursing, MSN Program Coordinator, or the appropriate Dean
  
  • NUR 612 Clinical Prevention, Population Health, and Vulnerable Populations


    3 credit hours

    This course focuses on organizational, patient-centered and culturally responsive concepts in population healthcare. Population health problems will be analyzed with the application of prevention and promotion frameworks. Students will engage in learning activities that emphasize application of evidence-based theories of prevention applied to design population-based interventions. Basic principles of epidemiology, community-based assessment, evaluation, issues of equity, and the risks to vulnerable populations will be explored.

    Prerequisite: NUR 611 Leadership Principles for Health Care Organizations and Systems  or at the discretion of the Director of Nursing, MSN Program Coordinator, or the appropriate Dean
  
  • NUR 620 Introduction to Advanced Leadership Roles


    3 credit hours

    This course introduces and guides the student through scholarly inquiry to the skills, knowledge and abilities that create the core competency domains for nursing and healthcare leadership. Building on the competencies of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), this course will identify core concepts of leadership roles. These competencies include communication and relationship management, knowledge of the health care environment leadership, professionalism, and business skills and principles.

    Prerequisite: NUR 612 Clinical Prevention, Population Health, and Vulnerable Populations  or at the discretion of the Director of Nursing, MSN Program Coordinator, or the appropriate Dean
  
  • NUR 621 Transformational Leadership


    3 credit hours

    This course facilitates an examination of leadership in the dynamic health care environment. Students will engage in the investigation and application of the strategies, concepts, and insights into the dynamics of transformational and complexity leadership, distinguishing between the skills of management and leadership and empowering students to develop authentic leadership qualities. Students will acquire skills to become leaders throughout the health care system who can serve as full partners with other health professionals and be accountable for their own contributions to delivering high-quality care while working collaboratively with leaders from other health professions.

    Prerequisite: NUR 620 Introduction to Advanced Leadership Roles  or at the discretion of the Director of Nursing, MSN Program Coordinator, or the appropriate Dean
  
  • NUR 622 Strategic Planning for the Nurse Leader


    3 credit hours

    This course facilitates the development of strategic planning and thinking skills crucial for the contemporary nurse leader.  The course provides an overview of the general principles related to strategic planning and management in healthcare organizations. The emphasis is on establishing fiscally responsible objectives, project management designs, and implementing strategic plans such as those utilized by nursing leaders to meet the mission and vision of nursing and of the healthcare organization.

    Prerequisite: NUR 621 Transformational Leadership  or at the discretion of the Director of Nursing, MSN Program Coordinator, or the appropriate Dean
  
  • NUR 630 Health Care Operations: Human Resources, Quality, Law, & Ethics


    3 credit hours

    This course introduces the nurse leader to various elements of health care operations. The student will learn to manage change in the organization in order to direct the provision of quality patient care and services. Topics include ethical, legal, and human resource considerations in motivating and managing a nursing department in the health care organization.

    Prerequisite: NUR 622 Strategic Planning for the Nurse Leader  or at the discretion of the Director of Nursing, MSN Program Coordinator, or the appropriate Dean
  
  • NUR 631 Introduction to Health Care Economics, Finance, & Principles of Business for Nurses


    3 credit hours

    This course familiarizes the student to basic finance and budget planning essential to a health care organization. Students will explore how the day-to-day costs of service provision impact the unit, department, and organizational budget.

    Prerequisite: NUR 630 Health Care Operations: Human Resources, Quality, Law, & Ethics  or at the discretion of the Director of Nursing, MSN Program Coordinator, or the appropriate Dean
  
  • NUR 680 Practicum I - Design


    3 credit hours

    This course will prepare the learner for the immersive practicum experience with a nurse leader. The student will work with the preceptor’s institution as well as the university to establish a practicum contract and project plan to ensure that all requirements of the practicum experience will be completed between the Practicum I & II courses. The student will identify personal learning objectives, which must contribute toward meeting the overall program objectives.

    Prerequisite: NUR 631 Introduction to Health Care Economics, Finance, & Principles of Business for Nurses  
  
  • NUR 681 Practicum II – Implementation


    3 credit hours

    This course builds on the courses previously studied in the graduate nursing program. The student will implement the project and role immersion identified in the Practicum I – Design course. This experience allows the advanced nurse scholar to apply theory and coursework to practice. In order to successfully complete the objectives of the course, the students must meet their personal learning objectives and implement their projects.

    Prerequisite: NUR 680 Practicum I - Design  

Professional Communication

  
  • PCM 301 Fundamentals Of Professional Communication


    3 credit hours

    This course offers a performance-based approach to communication in professional atmospheres. It incorporates various media, technologies, and communication methods for a holistic, comprehensive introduction to professional communication. Via these mediums, students will learn the skills and strategies necessary to prepare and deliver clear and meaningful messages in oral and written form. Emphasis is placed on developing excellent presentation skills, composing effective written materials, and utilizing a variety of communication technology tools for effective communication in a professional setting.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus
  
  • PCM 310 Interpersonal Communication Skills


    3 credit hours

    Effective interpersonal communication skills require a foundation of communication confidence, social and emotional intelligence, and openness to human interaction. This course will cover all of these dimensions, with emphasis placed on becoming an effective communicator in a variety of face-to-face, written, and virtual communication situations.

    Course is Offered: Unknown
  
  • PCM 330 Intercultural Communication


    3 credit hours

    This class will focus on the study of effective communication within and across a variety of cultures, both within the United States and throughout the world. Foundational concepts, identity, language, cultural spaces, nonverbal communication, popular culture, intercultural transitions, and relationships will be explored as they relate to intercultural awareness and understanding. 

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus
  
  • PCM 335 Social Media for Mass Communication


    3 credit hours

    In recent years, social media has profoundly changed the ways in which we communicate with each other. With the onset of new tools and social media utilities, more and more people are connecting with each other on-line. This course is grounded in practice and students will be required to learn about and/or participate in forums, wikis, social networks, micro blogs, and more. Readings, social networking, class discussions, and case studies will highlight new effective strategies and applications of these social media utilities. Students who successfully complete this course will have a framework for understanding and evaluating new tools and know how to effectively use social media. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PCM 340 Professional Speaking


    3 credit hours

    This course aims to build and strengthen business and professional communication competence. Course content emphasizes traditional and modern topics relevant to speech and communication in professional contexts. Students will speak in front of diverse audiences, both live and virtual, to develop sound speech communication skills in the various mediums that the workplace might require. Additional learning objectives include the following: identify, describe, and explain effective professional communication concepts; create and organize ideas into an effective presentation; demonstrate effective communication both in front of groups and one-on-one; develop public speaking competency; analyze various communication contexts; be able to locate, identify, and successfully use supporting materials in speaking and written assignments; and enhance self awareness of one’s own communication skills. 

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of an Introductory Public Speaking Class
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus
  
  • PCM 495 Professional Communication Seminar


    3 credit hours

    This course will provide a culminating experience for Professional Communication majors. It affords the student a unique opportunity to gain experience and expertise working within the industry/discipline of his/her choosing. Students will conceptualize, design, and complete a major paper relating to their specific professional field. This paper will synthesize the effective writing, communication, and critical thinking skills that the student has refined through the completion of the major Students will compile a portfolio comprised of project information and personal journals collected over the session as documentation of progress. This course will place an emphasis on ensuring that students are familiar with technology tools and terminology that are used by professional communicators in a variety of fields. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus

Physical Education

  
  • PED 103 Basketball


    1 credit hours

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PED 104 Spinning


    1 credit hours

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • PED 107 Golf


    1 credit hours

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PED 108 Cooperative Team Sports


    1 credit hours

    This is an activity course that will emphasize the importance of working together as a team. Cooperative sports such as Ultimate Frisbee, Kin Ball, and Team Handball will be explored in addition to other team building exercises.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PED 110 Baseball Theory


    2 credit hours

    Students will gain an understanding of the aspects of coaching baseball both on and off the field.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • PED 111 Weight Training


    1 credit hours

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • PED 112 Lacrosse Activity


    1 credit hours

    This course is designed to teach the basic skills, techniques, strategies, and rules of men’s and women’s lacrosse. The class will equip the student to be an informed lacrosse spectator and/or participant. Equipment will be provided for the participants. 

    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • PED 114 Softball Theory


    1 credit hours

    Students will gain an understanding of the aspects of coaching softball both on and off the field.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • PED 116 Volleyball I


    1 credit hours

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year

Philosophy

  
  • PHI 201 Introduction To Philosophy


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to the major areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics, with an emphasis on philosophical problems relating to human existence.

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Philosophy
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PHI 211 Logic


    3 credit hours

    An examination of the standards of sound argumentation, both inductive and deductive, including argument structure, classical categorical logic, modern truth-functional logic, informal fallacies, and the role of language in argumentation.  

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PHI 220 Introduction To Ethics


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to the major philosophical theories of ethics, including those of Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, and Mill, with some application of these theories to contemporary moral problems.

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Philosophy
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • PHI 225 Engineering and Technology Ethics


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to and application of the major ethical theories, including those of Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, and Mill, to contemporary moral problems found in engineering and technology more generally, focusing on the National Society of Professional Engineer’s (NSPE) ethical code, ethical dilemmas found in mechanical, chemical and electrical engineering, and questions about the nature of engineering and technological work. May substitute for PHI 220 Introduction To Ethics  . 

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA 2019, FA 2021
  
  • PHI 230 Philosophy of Race and Gender


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to the major philosophical issues surrounding race and gender. The metaphysical, scientific, ethical, social, and political significance of racial and gender categories will be investigated. May include historical and contemporary approaches to and critiques of individual and group identity, racism, sexism, anti-racism, feminism, and intersectionality.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI 2020, WI 2022
  
  • PHI 260 Introduction To Political Philosophy


    3 credit hours

    A historical introduction to issues concerning the nature of the state, the proper extent of state power, the duties owed by citizens to the state and to other citizens, and the appropriate goals of state activity. Potential sources include Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean Jacques Rousseau, John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
 

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