Jun 25, 2024  
2021 Siena Heights University Catalog 
    
2021 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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Health Care Management

  
  • HCM 335 Information Technology in Health Care


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to information technology used in health care organizations.

    Course is Offered: SU1 2019
  
  • HCM 336 Quality Improvement & Customer Service in Health Care


    3 credit hours

    Concepts and organizational factors that influence service delivery and quality in health care. 

    Course is Offered: WI2 2019
  
  • HCM 440 Medical Ethics/Legal Aspects Of Health Care


    3 credit hours

    This course examines the medical field’s regulatory environment and the tensions among ethical, financial and medical considerations. From a manager’s point of view, the student explores laws which affect patient care, employer-employee relations, and profitability. Special topics include the duty to treat, disclosure and privacy, and the decision-making process. Also covered are the medical professional’s liability for the actions of others and for the consequences of decisions. These topics will be examined in the context of ethical principles.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA1 2018, WI 2019, SU2 2019

    At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus

  
  • HCM 441 Financial Management Of Health Care Institutions


    3 credit hours

    This course is intended to improve decision makers’ understanding and use of financial information in the health care industry. Its aim is to make health care finance relevant for decision makers in the health care industry through the understanding and application of finance principles to health care issues.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA2 2018, WI 2019, SU1 2019

    At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus

  
  • HCM 444 Strategic Planning In Healthcare Management


    3 credit hours

    This course presents a general overview of the strategic planning process in health service organizations. In comparison to operational management, this course will emphasize the planning function of health care management with an external orientation. Students will be exposed to directional strategies, such as mission, vision, values and goals, as well as external and internal environmental assessment and strategy formulation.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA2 2018, WI 2019, SU2 2019

    At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus

  
  • HCM 485 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Dependent upon topic. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain

History

  
  • HIS 111 World Civilizations Since 1500


    3 credit hours

    This course provides an overview of the development of major eras and key people, ideas and events in world civilization from the discovery of the Americas to the contemporary age. This course will study causes and effects of critical turning points, significant decisions, and the relationships among operative factors through analysis and interpretation of the past. 

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • HIS 140 World Civilizations Before 1500


    3 credit hours

    Overview of the development of major eras and key people, ideas, and events in selected civilizations in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Americas, Africa, and Asia from their origins to 1500. This course will utilize a comparative approach analyzing and interpreting the past through a variety of global themes and related patterns over time. There will be emphasis on the examination of causes and effects, critical turning points, and significant decisions.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • HIS 204 Women In U.S. History


    3 credit hours

    This course will introduce students to the field of U.S. Women’s history. Women’s history is the study of women from different periods and across cultures. This course will explore the diversity of women’s experiences in U.S. society.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Fourth Year: Starting 2021
  
  • HIS 205 Race in U.S. History


    3 credit hours

    This course explores the construct of race and its impact in U.S. history. Ideologies of race influenced the experiences of all Americans. This seminar will particularly focus upon minority groups such as Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Asian Americans.

    Course is Offered: WI Every Fourth Year Starting 2020
  
  • HIS 210 U.S. History to 1877


    3 credit hours

    In this course, students are introduced to United States history from the founding of European settlements in North America to the end of the Civil War.  Students will become familiar with the interpretation of different kinds of evidence available for historical analysis while also thinking deeply about United States history within a global perspective.  Students will also explore United States history from a variety of perspectives including social, cultural, economic, political and intellectual.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Even Year
  
  • HIS 211 U.S. History from 1865 to the Present


    3 credit hours

    In this course, students are introduced to American history from the Civil War to the present time. Students will use a variety of primary and secondary sources to explore and interpret major themes in American history as well as think critically about the ways evidence can be interpreted to create a historical narrative. Major themes include the role of race, gender, globalization, and war in the development of the modern United States. 

    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • HIS 220 Museum Studies And Collections


    3 credit hours

    The goal of this course is to give students the opportunity to apply academic training in the administration of a historic site to practical situations outside the traditional classroom setting. Using different museums and historic sites as learning “laboratories,” students will be introduced to different types of museums/historical organizations; standards to which museum professionals adhere; the ethics of museum collecting and representation; the approach to material culture taken by museum professionals and those in related disciplines; and the basic functions and operations of museums, including collections management, conservation, education, and exhibition. 

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • HIS 285 Special Topics


    3 credit hours

    Study of specific selected topics with development of appropriate major eras and key people, ideas, and events. Special Topics courses will promote examination of pertinent related factors with analysis and interpretation of the past studying causes and effects, critical turning points, and significant decisions. Special Topics may be repeated for credit with the approval of the department/advisor.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • HIS 300 Michigan History


    3 credit hours

    Overview of the major eras and key people, ideas, and events in Michigan history from its indigenous beginnings to the contemporary age. This course will promote examination of related factors, analysis, and interpretation of the past, and a study of causes and effects, critical turning points, and significant decisions.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • HIS 302 World Regional History


    3 credit hours

    Study of history through focus on a region with development of appropriate major eras and key people, ideas and events. This regional focus will promote examination of pertinent related factors with analysis and interpretation of the past, studying causes and effects, critical turning points, and significant decisions. World Regional History may be repeated for credit with the approval of the department/advisor.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Fall Even Years
  
  • HIS 303 War In History


    3 credit hours

    Study of history through focus on significant conflicts and their resolutions. This focus will promote examination of appropriate major eras and key people, ideas and events. The presentation will feature analysis and interpretation of pertinent related factors, critical turning points and significant decisions as well as appropriate comparison and contrast across eras and regions. War in History may be repeated for credit with the approval of the department/advisor.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Third Year Starting 2021
  
  • HIS 304 American West


    3 credit hours

    This course covers the history of the U.S. West from European contact through the late 19th century. Several key themes are explored: The U.S. Federal government and its role in the conquest, economic development, growth, and administration of the West; the legacy of that conquest for various peoples; human interaction with the environment; the formation of communities in the West; and the role of the mythic West in American popular culture.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • HIS 306 Ancient Greece and Rome


    3 credit hours

    Introduces the general history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome to students coming to the subject for the first time. Topics discussed include concepts of divinity and humanity, heroism and virtue, gender, democracy, empire, and civic identify, and how they changed in meaning over time. The course allows students to develop a rich appreciation for the Greek and Roman roots of their own lives and prepares them to study the Greco-Roman past at more advanced levels. Literary texts central to the ancient Greek and Roman traditions receive prime attention, including works by Homer, Plato, Cicero and Virgil in translation. Students are exposed to the importance of learning from documentary texts, physical evidence and archaeology.

    Course is Offered: FA Every Fourth Year Starting 2020
  
  • HIS 323 History Of Middle East


    3 credit hours

    Study of the development of the major eras and key people, ideas, and events in the social and political history of the Middle East from the founding of Islam to the current Arab-Israeli conflict. This course concentrates on the historical roots of current problems, and emphasizes the examination of related factors with analysis and interpretation of the past, studying causes and effects, critical turning points, and significant decisions.

    Prerequisite: None
    Corequisite: WI Every Third Year Starting 2020
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • HIS 333 Biography As History


    3 credit hours

    Study of history through focus on key people with development of appropriate major eras and key ideas and events. This biographical focus will promote examination of pertinent related factors with analysis and interpretation of the past, studying causes and effects, critical turning points, and significant decisions. Biography as History may be repeated for credit with the approval of the department/advisor.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Fourth Year Starting 2019
  
  • HIS 340 Historiography And Methodology


    3 credit hours

    An examination and application of history methods both current and past with emphasis on comparison of various historiographical perspectives from selected eras and regions. This course will develop investigative research abilities and information processing skills.

    Prerequisite: Junior status or permission
    Course is Offered: FA Every Third Year Starting 2021
  
  • HIS 341 Early Modern Europe


    3 credit hours

    Study of development of major eras and key people, ideas, and events in European transition from 1500 to 1815 with emphasis on the Renaissance, the Protestant Movement, the emerging nation states, and the French Revolution. This course will promote examination of related factors with analysis and interpretation of the past, studying causes and effects, critical turning points, and significant decisions.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • HIS 385 Special Topics


    3 credit hours

    Study of specific selected topics with development of appropriate major eras and key people, ideas, and events. Special Topics courses will promote examination of pertinent related factors with analysis and interpretation of the past studying causes and effects, critical turning points, and significant decisions. Special Topics may be repeated for credit with the approval of the department/advisor.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: As Needed
  
  • HIS 480 Internship


    3 credit hours

    The internship provides a work experience with an organization utilizing museum studies skills. 150 clock hours are required at the approved location for three credit hours of college credit.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA, WI, SU Every Year
  
  • HIS 485 Special Topics


    3 credit hours

    Study of specific selected topics with development of appropriate major eras and key people, ideas, and events. Special Topics courses will promote examination of pertinent related factors with analysis and interpretation of the past studying causes and effects, critical turning points, and significant decisions. Special Topics may be repeated for credit with the approval of the department/advisor.

    Prerequisite: Based on course topic
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • HIS 495 Senior Seminar


    3 credit hours

    Intensive individual research project culminating in a paper and formal presentation in either history or social science. Seminar discussions will focus on comparison of various historiographical perspectives from selected eras and regions. This course will develop investigative research abilities and information processing skills.

    Prerequisite: Senior status
    Course is Offered: As Needed

Honors

  
  • HON 100 Honors Seminar I


    1 credit hours

    This Honors Seminar is the foundational course that introduces students to leadership theory through the practice of a substantial service project, supervised by the Honors Program Director, and results in a final report on the activity. A minimum of 45 hours of confirmed service learning focused on earth care shall be required per seminar. 

    Prerequisite: Member of Honors Program
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • HON 240 Honors Seminar II


    1 credit hours

    This Honors Seminar focuses upon leadership theory through the practice of a substantial service project, supervised by the Honors Program Director, and results in a final report on the activity. A minimum of 45 hours of confirmed service learning focused on people care shall be required per seminar. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Every FA beginning FA 2019
  
  • HON 340 Honors Seminar III


    1 credit hours

    This Honors Seminar focuses upon leadership theory through the practice of a substantial service project, supervised by the Honors Program Director, and results in a final report on the activity A minimum of 45 hours of confirmed service learning focused on fair share shall be required per seminar. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Every FA beginning FA 2020
  
  • HON 385 Honors Special Topics


    1-4 credit hours

    Study of special selected topics with development of appropriate major areas. Special topics may be repeated for credit with the approval of the Honors Director. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Every WI beginning WI 2019
  
  • HON 440 Honors Seminar IV


    1 credit hours

    This Honors Seminar focuses upon leadership theory through the practice of substantial individualized service projects, supervised by the Honors Program Director, and results in a final report on the activity. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Every FA beginning FA 2021
  
  • HON 495 Thesis Proposal Development


    1 credit hours

    This course serves as a seminar for Honors Program students to develop their research proposals, expanding their research skills, and executing their work through scholarly writing. 

    Prerequisite: Member of Honors Program
    Course is Offered: Every FA beginning FA 2021
  
  • HON 496 Honors Thesis


    3 credit hours

    This course is an independent research course in which students conduct their Honors Thesis research with the guidance of a thesis director and produce a scholarly work. 

    Prerequisite: Member of Honors Program
    Course is Offered: Every WI beginning WI 2022

Humanities

  
  • HUM 110 Intro To Ethnic And Gender Studies


    3 credit hours

    This interdisciplinary course explores cultural pluralism as an essential dynamic of cultural history and will introduce students to the academic study of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. Though this course will focus on the United States it will also consider global cultures and transnationalism.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year

Information Technology

  
  • ITM 365 Management Of Information Technology


    3 credit hours

    The course provides an in-depth look at how organizations use management information systems and related technologies to achieve organizational goals. Key concepts and principles are explored and lay the foundation for the other ITM courses.

    Prerequisite: An Introductory information systems course preferred
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ITM 370 Electronic Commerce


    3 credit hours

    The course focuses on the many aspects of e-commerce centered around 3 themes: e-commerce business development and strategy; technological innovation; and social controversies and impacts. In addition to the concepts and components of e-commerce, the student will explore how e-commerce is in use in a variety of organizations across multiple sectors.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus.
  
  • ITM 460 Information Technology Project Management


    3 credit hours

    This course focuses on the concepts and principles of project management. While addressing project management from an IT perspective, the lessons learned should apply to most project management activities. The course deals with the approach and functional requirements of project management but does not delve into automated system tools.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus.
  
  • ITM 461 Project Management Coordination


    3 credit hours

    This course focuses on the processes and activities used by the project manager and team to identify, define, combine (integration requirements), unify, and coordinate project work, such as developing the project management plans. Further, special attention is given to the planning, executing, and controlling of project scope. Finally, students will learn the processes, policies, and procedures that must be implemented to meet the quality requirements. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ITM 463 Project Management Control


    3 credit hours

    This course introduces students to the policies, procedures, and documentation required to plan, develop, manage, execute, and control the project schedule. In addition, learners will leverage the schedule baseline when creating the project budget. An important takeaway is the relationship between schedule management and cost management. In addition, learners are exposed to the procurement management knowledge area, which focuses on the processes required to acquire products, services, and results from external vendors. 

    Prerequisite:

    Note: ITM 463 can be taken simultaneously with ITM 461
    Corequisite:   
    Course is Offered: Uncertain

  
  • ITM 465 Project Management Strategy


    3 credit hours

    This course emphasizes the necessity of effective and efficient communications from the project manager to both internal and external stakeholders. In addition, stakeholder identification and engagement are examined relative to the communications strategy. The learning underscores the value of effectively managing resources that are assigned to projects, with an emphasis on how they are planned, estimated, acquired, developed, managed, and controlled. Finally, the risk management process is evaluated to include risk planning, identification, analysis, and response planning. 

    Prerequisite:

    Note: ITM 465 can be taken simultaneously with ITM 463 
    Course is Offered: Uncertain

  
  • ITM 467 Agile Project Management


    3 credit hours

    Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called sprints to focus on continuous improvement in the development of a product or service. Organizations with an Agile mindset have a distinct advantage in this rapidly changing world. They shorten time to market, improve product quality and create more value for customers. 

    This course is designed to teach students to identify and manage products that are suited for the Agile approach. These projects are typically ambiguous in scope, such as initiatives launched in the IT field. Students will learn the Agile Manifesto, and the different agile methodologies, including Scrum, Extreme Programming, Crystal, and Lean Development. Special attention is given to the Scrum ceremonies, such as sprint planning meeting, daily standup, spring review meeting, sprint retrospective, and grooming the prioritized product backlog. Students will learn the similarities and differences between Waterfall and Scrum projects. 

    Prerequisite:


    Course is Offered: Uncertain

  
  • ITM 470 Strategic Management Of Innovation


    3 credit hours

    The course covers many of the principles, concepts and processes that enable both product and process innovation across industries and organizations.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus.
  
  • ITM 480 Information Technology Strategy


    3 credit hours

    The course is to be taken as the final ITM course and focuses on IT management issues rather than technology issues. The student will gain insights into the various issues that make up and impact the IT strategy and supporting processes. Heavy use of case studies will re-enforce the critical issues being presented.

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

Language Arts

  
  • LAN 201 Education Communication


    3 credit hours

    A course designed for students seeking teacher certification. This course emphasizes communication theory and introduces students to a variety of communication models. Students develop the skills they will use in teaching within interpersonal, small group, and large public speaking environments.

    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • LAN 213 Introduction To Language Arts


    3 credit hours

    This course is designed to provide students with an overview of Language Arts and the role it plays in the field of education. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking/Listening, and Language along with the Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Three (3) clock hours: Three observations of Language Arts classes: Grades K – 2, 3 – 5, 6 – 8.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • LAN 285 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Dependent upon topic. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • LAN 330 Developmental Reading


    3 credit hours

    Students will gain an understanding of the reading process and how it differs across the content areas. Emphasis is placed on assessment, data analysis, and implementation of best practices in reading instruction in the intermediate grades. Attention will be given to designing lessons which meet the needs of learners with diverse reading abilities. Students will demonstrate knowledge of integrating technology with instruction. Twenty (20) clock hours: Candidates tutor Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade general education delayed readers.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • LAN 332 Teaching Writing


    3 credit hours

    This course is designed to be a Writer’s Workshop. Students will learn about the teaching of writing by being writers together. A variety of genre will be addressed including narrative, argumentative, information, and poetic texts. Consideration will be given to both “Writing to Learn” and “Learning to Write.” Two (2) clock hours: Two observations of Writers’ Workshop.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • LAN 334 Strategies For Teaching Reading


    3 credit hours

    The purpose of this course is for students to gain an understanding of the reading process. Emphasis is placed on assessment, data analysis, and implementation of best practices in reading instruction in the primary grades. Lessons will be designed to meet the needs of all learners. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the components essential to a child’s learning to read as evidenced by research: oral language, phonemic awareness, word study (phonics and vocabulary), fluency, comprehension and writing about reading. Ideas for ongoing communication and collaboration with parents will also be incorporated. Twenty (20) clock hours: Candidates tutor Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade general education delayed readers.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • LAN 335 Content Area Reading


    3 credit hours

    This course deals with secondary content area reading instruction. Emphasis is placed on reading to learn with a goal of assisting secondary students in becoming more independent learners. Students will define the reading process and articulate a personal philosophy of reading to learn. There will be an emphasis on literacy across the curriculum as students create, modify, and adapt lessons to address the needs of various learning styles and explore assessment strategies for use in the content area classroom. Integration of technology will also be explored. Twenty (20) clock hours: Candidates tutor Grade 6 – 12 general education delayed readers in content area literacy.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • LAN 341 Integrated Language Arts


    3 credit hours

    Consideration of process, product, and assessment for diverse classrooms will be the emphasis as students explore the Language Arts: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing. Students will design short and long term learning plans. A culminating small group project will be integrating the language arts into a content area unit of instruction and assessment. Two (2) clock hours: Two observations of the integration of language arts in the content areas.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • LAN 371 Strategies For Teaching Language Arts


    3 credit hours

    The inquiry approach, utilizing both critical and creative thinking, will be used as students explore ways to incorporate the language arts components of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing across the curriculum. Students will reflect on ideas and concepts gleaned from courses they have taken in the Language Arts Program and consider how they may be used to enhance student learning. Thirty (30) clock hours: candidates work closely with a language arts teacher in his/her classroom.

    Prerequisite: Completion of all other Language Arts Program Core Requirements
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • LAN 474 Language Arts Application


    1 credit hours

    Students will utilie the research process as they investigate a question related to language arts. After compiling and analyzing the data, students will create a research-based poster and present their findings during the Scholarship Symposium.

    Corequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • LAN 485 Special Topics


    Dependent upon topic. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain

Liberal Arts Studies

  
  • LAS 100 First Year Experience


    1 credit hours

    Students at Siena will begin their liberal arts and integrative experience by participating in the First Year Experience (FYE). FYE is a comprehensive program of events, programs and activities that will assist students in becoming familiar with Siena Heights University and develop the necessary college success skills to thrive in Siena’s liberal arts environment. FYE not only links incoming students with the institution, but also with faculty, staff, and incoming and current students. FYE will introduce students to the school’s mission, Dominican tradition (prayer, study, community, and preaching/service), the liberal arts program and the expectations of the learning community at Siena. A peer mentor will assist each student throughout their first year at Siena. This course requires a grade of C- or better.

    Liberal Arts: Integrated Learning. A grade of 2.0 or greater is required for this course. 
    Course is Offered: FA and WI every year
  
  • LAS 101 Freshman Transitions


    2 credit hours

    Eligible Student Support Services (SSS) freshmen will have the opportunity to get a jump on success with the Freshman Transition Scholars Program (FTSP). Participants move into their residence hall, or commute, two weeks early and complete this two credit hour class at no charge to them. Seminars and activities throughout the program will assist in transitioning into college life, assisting the student to develop learning strategies that will be beneficial to their growth as a lifelong learner. Seminars include success strategies, library skills, English and grammar dynamics, computer skills, financial literacy, career explorations, and graphing calculators. In addition, students will become familiar with campus surroundings, including their classrooms, key offices, as well as meeting faculty and staff. A peer mentor will assist each student throughout their first year at Siena.

    Prerequisite: FTIC Student Support Services eligibility and approval of Director of SSS
    Course is Offered: SU enrollment in Freshman Transitions Summer Program
  
  • LAS 102 Career Explorations


    2 credit hours

    An introduction to career/life planning. Topics include self-assessment, career exploration, using information technology, self-marketing techniques, job search methods, and academic/career planning strategies. Course is limited to students at Freshman and Sophomore level.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • LAS 141 Diversity In Community


    3 credit hours

    This Liberal Arts Core seminar begins with an exploration of various definitions and models of “community” and then explores how “community” gets constructed and defined through various social movements in the context of American history, and examines issues related to the Earth community and sustainability. The course introduces students to the Domincan community in Adrian and the broader Dominican tradition, and includes some community outreach component. This course serves as an introduction to the Liberal Arts Program learning outcomes, especially diversity in community and social responsibility. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • LAS 145 Engage I: Achieving Academic Success


    2 credit hours

    The class is 2 credit hours, meeting twice a week. The course will review common academic skills, including time management, prioritization of class work, Canvas navigation, extracurricular activities, life balance, test taking and studying skills, planner usage, interaction with instructors, etc., and incorporate these skills into an opportunity for individualized application for each student into their existing schedule, along with in-class support and guidance. This course is repeatable.

    Course is Offered: FA and WI
  
  • LAS 222 Siena Serves – Service Learning


    1 credit hours

    This experiential learning course will help students better understand service-learning and civic engagement. Students will have the opportunity to learn about several different service learning theories and put them into practice with tangible service experiences. The culmination of the class is an investment in a local service project or to participate in one of our main Siena Serves alternative break experiences.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Fee: $150
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • LAS 241 Inquiry And Truth


    3 credit hours

    This liberal Arts Core seminar explores the way humans seek and express “truth” through symbols and story-telling, rational inquiry and philosophy, empirical method and the sciences. The course introduces students to the concerns that led to the Enlightenment, to questions regarding the relationship between faith and reason, and issues regarding epistemology and the historical contingency of human truth claims. The seminar also introduces students to the Dominican intellectual tradition. This course helps students develop skills connected to the program’s learning outcomes, especially critical thinking and communication skills.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • LAS 260 Leadership And Mentoring


    3 credit hours

    This is an introductory leadership course designed to provide the opportunity for students to explore leadership broadly and to engage in discussion and projects that will allow them to define their personal leadership philosophies, styles and skills. Students will also learn about roles and responsibilities of Peer Mentors and ethical leadership. This course is required for all Peer Mentors.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • LAS 301 The Adult Learner


    3 credit hours

    In this course students will view the world through the lens of liberal arts learning in the traditions of Siena’s Catholic and Dominican heritage. LAS 301 assists students in transitioning and enhancing critical thinking and communication skills in compliance with the university’s mission and standards. The course fosters integration of life and educational experiences consistent with the values and principles of liberal arts at Siena Heights University. Topics include, but are not limited to: critical thinking, learning styles, adult development, personal/professional goals and lifelong learning. These topics provide a forum for open intellectual inquiry and opportunities to refine written and oral communication.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Integrative Learning. A grade of 2.0 or greater is required in this course. 
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • LAS 341 Contemplation And Action


    3 credit hours

    This Liberal Arts Core seminar provides students an opportunity to explore and engage in the interplay between meditation, prayer and contemplation on the one hand and creative action, work, and service to family, community, and society on the other. The Dominican tradition, with its challenge “to contemplate and to share with others the fruits of contemplation” provides a starting point for the course. Students will explore Dominican Art, and Dominican social outreach, as well as some other religious traditions in terms of what insight they offer into the fruitful tension between contemplation and action. This course helps students to continue developing skills related to the program’s learning outcomes, especially creativity and religious traditions.

    Prerequisite: LAS 241 , except students transferring in with 56 or more credit hours
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • LAS 345 Engage II: Conquering Academic/Life Balances


    2 credit hours

    The class is 2 credit hours, meeting twice a week. The course follows on skills and habits taught in Engage I and provides a continuation of the objectives and skills learned in that course. Topics taught will include, balancing work schedules/competing demands in and out of school, managing a budget, credit score fundamentals, understanding student loans, academic costs, exploration of post-graduation plans, and self-advocacy and self-efficacy. The class will incorporate these skills into an opportunity for individualized application for each student into their existing schedule, along with in-class support and guidance. This course is repeatable.

    Prerequisite: LAS 145 Engage I: Achieving Academic Success  or by Permission of Instructor  
    Course is Offered: FA and WI
  
  • LAS 401 Senior Seminar: Integrative Experience


    3 credit hours

    In this course students will view the world through the lens of liberal arts learning in the traditions of Siena’s Catholic and Dominican heritage. LAS 401 affords the student, together with peers from other majors, the structured reflective and integrative seminar that deepens and broadens their educational experience as they continue to pursue their goals for lifelong learning. Students are expected to integrate the course readings, films and discussions into a final project focused on their philosophy of life.

    Prerequisite: Senior Standing or Permission
    Liberal Arts: Integrative Learning. A grade of 2.0 or greater is required in this course. 
    Course is Offered: FA, WI, and SU Every Year
  
  • LAS 441 Justice And Peace


    3 credit hours

    This Liberal Arts Core seminar focuses on the interdependence of justice and peace. Drawing on a wide variety of sources students ask what “justice” means with respect to the courts of law, the economy, globalization, human rights, social harmony, and so on. Injustices of various kinds often lead to violence and even war, so this course also provides an arena for students to consider the tenets of Just war theory, the broad lines of a common good ethic, and non-violent means of peace-building through the promotion of justice. Students will be introduced to some of the work of the Adrian Dominican office on Justice and Peace. This capstone course helps students master some content and skills identified by our liberal arts learning outcomes, especially ethical integration, and to integrate knowledge acquired through the construction of a cumulative project, or composition of a philosophy of life essay.

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


    3 credit hours

    Based upon topic. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
    Instruction Type: This course is totally online.
  
  • MCN 201 McNair Research Internship


    2 credit hours

    The McNair Research Internship will introduce students to the McNair Research Project, and teach the steps of the research process, including how to develop and present research. The course will instruct students on how to use a library database in order to look up literature, how to properly review and cite literature, consider methodology, and proper data collection and analysis options. This course will introduce graduate level writing skills and academic expectations.

    Prerequisite: Admission to McNair Scholars Program
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • MCN 301 McNair Research Junior Seminar I


    1 credit hours

    This seminar class prepares students for graduate school, and provides them with guidance for the McNair Research Project, including graduate level research expectations. Instructs students on how to properly present research in various settings. Students will develop test study habits and test-taking skills. This course helps students select a date and prepare for graduate school entrance exams. This course teaches graduate school level writing skills.

    Prerequisite: Admission to McNair Scholars Program
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MCN 302 McNair Research Junior Seminar II


    1 credit hours

    This seminar further develops skills gained in MCN301.

    Prerequisite: Admission to McNair Scholars Program
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MCN 401 McNair Research Senior Seminar I


    1 credit hours

    This seminar will focus on preparing students for the graduate school application process, including studying, test preparation, and test taking skills. Instructs students on professional writing and interaction with graduate level faculty, including professional correspondence and interview for graduate school admission. Students will learn to prepare academic research for formal presentation at conferences, including oral and poster presentations. Builds on existing scholar writing skills for expected graduate level of performance.

    Prerequisite: Admission to McNair Scholars Program
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • MCN 402 McNair Research Senior Seminar II


    1 credit hours

    This seminar further develops skills gained in MCN401.

    Prerequisite: Admission to McNair Scholars Program
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • RES 110 Innovative Thinking


    2 credit hours

    Discussion-based class that examines current events through a research perspective. This discussion oriented class helps students speak in front of peers on challenging topics in order to build critical thinking skills. Students will develop a research topic of interest. This course provides an introduction to research, including developing a research question, thesis statement, literature review, and includes research design and analysis.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year

Leadership

  
  • LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to the effective selection, analysis, and use of qualitative and quantitative research for professional purposes. Information and activities presented from the perspective of both the consumer and the producer of research. Requires demonstration of computer competencies and library/informational resource competencies, presentation skills, and the application of research to a real-life issue or situation.

    This course must be taken as first course or concurrently with LDR 601 Leadership Theory .

  
  • LDR 601 Leadership Theory


    3 credit hours

    An interdisciplinary overview of program topics including relevant concepts from business, psychology, education, ethics, and career development. Reviews historical approaches to organizational leadership as well as recent innovations in managing the change process.

    Prerequisite:
  
  • LDR 604 Ethics And Social Justice


    3 credit hours

    This course is reflective of the Dominican tradition: “Specifically, these are the values of the reflective life, the free exploration of ultimate questions, the imperative to witness one’s values to the world, the concern for justice in human relationships, and participation in communal celebration.” Scholarly work will be linked to real world examples, focusing on how human interaction and leadership behaviors are best woven into organizational leadership. Assignments and discussions will equip participants with the tools and practice needed to create ethical and socially just organizations.

    Prerequisite:
  
  • LDR 606 Entrepreneurship


    3 credit hours

    Entrepreneurship emphasizes entrepreneurial skills and issues in business creation, innovation, and design. Focus will include the entrepreneur’s challenge of building People, Process, and Product capabilities within a start-up or existing organization. Discussion will include small and global organizational models.

    Prerequisite: LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing   or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing  
  
  • LDR 609 Health Care Systems Management


    3 credit hours

    A critical analysis and evaluation of health service delivery in various settings. This course explores the history, organization, roles and relationships of consumers and providers, as well as the various health service delivery systems functioning today. Students discuss current trends, issues and market dynamics which impact health service systems and integrate them into their leadership and management mental models.

    Prerequisite:  LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing  or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing  
  
  • LDR 610 Career Development And Mentoring


    3 credit hours

    An examination of factors affecting the selection and development of professional roles. Explores career development methods. Each student develops an individualized career action plan and learns techniques to assist individuals and organizations with career development programs.

    Prerequisite: LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing  or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing   
  
  • LDR 612 Higher Education Law


    3 credit hours

    Important legal and ethical issues facing higher education institutions are explored during this course. Includes review of policy issues related to student rights, academic freedom, and intellectual property. In addition, the role of federal, state, and local governments in public education is explored. Using a case study approach, students are to develop an understanding of administrative law pertaining to students, faculty, administrators, and boards of trustees at institutions of higher education.

  
  • LDR 614 Contemporary Issues In Health Care


    3 credit hours

    This course will expose students to the trends and contemporary issues of the health care delivery system. It will examine the issues pertaining to the organization, roles, and relationships of consumers and providers of health care services, as well as the various types of facilities and organizations, and current issues which impact the health care system.

    Prerequisite: LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing  or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing   
  
  • LDR 620 Information Systems Management


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to the strategic management of information technology in the health service industry. Students examine in-depth the issues faced by managers of information systems. Areas of focus include clinical and financial information systems, community health information systems networks, and analysis of need, systems acquisition, operational challenges, and information systems planning and system/network integration strategies.

    Prerequisite: LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing  or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing   
  
  • LDR 621 Organizational Behavior And Psychology


    3 credit hours

    Topics of current interest in Organizational Psychology from an individual, group or systems perspective are covered. Understanding the workplace in today’s global market requires administrative, managerial and leadership insight and awareness from multiple dimensions. Focus areas will include Job Analysis, Performance Appraisal, Training, Motivation, Job Attitudes, Antecedents and Consequences, and Stress and Worker Well- Being among others.

    Prerequisite: LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing  or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing   
  
  • LDR 622 Student Development Theory


    3 credit hours

    Using a comprehensive overview of college student development theory, this course focuses on the historical and contemporary approaches to college student growth and development to promote positive outcomes. This course examines the fundamental theories regarding the diversity and culture of the adult student, as well as effective teaching principles and practices for adult students.

  
  • LDR 623 Teaching And Technology In Higher Education


    3 credit hours

    An overview of current trends in higher education that impact teaching and learning, such as instructional methodologies, evaluation methods, and classroom culture. Developing an understanding of how contemporary technology can enhance the adult learning experience is vital to student success. Strategies, software, and other educational technology tools are explored and used during this course. Instructors model a best practices approach to teaching, learning and technology.

  
  • LDR 624 Organization And Administration In Higher Education


    3 credit hours

    An exploration of administrative roles, governance, and management functions of postsecondary institutions. Students are to develop an understanding of academic and student service policies and procedures, and to review and analyze organizational theory related to institutions of higher education.

  
  • LDR 625 Human Resource Management In Health Care


    3 credit hours

    The student will see how today’s world shapes both human resource management issues and needs. The course will also examine the roles that individuals, team members, managers, staff generalists and specialists play in human resource management (HRM). Our focus is on HRM functions as they relate to one another and to organizational performance strategy. The student will experience and evaluate a variety of training and development techniques as well.

    Prerequisite: LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing  or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing   
  
  • LDR 629 Overview Of U.S. Healthcare System


    3 credit hours

    This course provides a wide-ranging overview of America’s health care system, combining a historical perspective with an analysis of current trends in the industry. While considering the evolution of the modern American health care system, the course will provide a complete examination and delivery while offering critical insight into the issues that the US health system faces today. The courser will review the complex structures, relationships, and processes of this rapidly growing industry, including information on the progress and impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

    Prerequisite: LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing  or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing   
  
  • LDR 630 Organizational Culture And Communication


    3 credit hours

    An in-depth study of the impact communication has on organizational culture, and how culture influences individual and organizational behavior. Students will examine communication and the impact it has on individual performance, organizational structure and cultural environment. This course will also examine different theories and methods of communication linked to a variety of leadership models and the development of technical competencies. Students are required to demonstrate basic computer-based competencies.

    Prerequisite: LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing  or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing   
  
  • LDR 635 Program Planning And Evaluation


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to the concepts of curriculum, program planning, outcomes and instructional improvement strategies in higher education. Institutional assessment in higher education, as required by national, regional, or local accrediting agencies is explored. Evaluation and assessment are emphasized as providing guidance for making informed decisions regarding academic programs and student services. A variety of evaluation tools related to student achievement and organizational performance are explored.

  
  • LDR 636 Teaming And Decision Making


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to team building processes, characteristics of high performance teams, group decision-making techniques, methods to enhance team effectiveness, and individual assessment of team style. Students develop a team-based organization, which is organized around their individual competencies.

    Prerequisite: LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing  or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing   
  
  • LDR 640 Finance + Quantitative Leadership


    3 credit hours

    Organized around the understanding and application of maximizing the value of the firm for its shareholders. The areas of financial engineering, institutional characteristics and valuation models, time value of money concepts, cash flow analysis, options in capital investments, and the use of new financial instruments and strategies are explored.

    Prerequisite: LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing  or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing   
  
  • LDR 645 History Of Higher Education


    3 credit hours

    This course provides an introduction to the historical development of American higher education from colonial times to the 21st century. Emphasis is given to societal changes and laws that affected the major historical events that contributed to the diversity of higher education.

  
  • LDR 650 Medical Law


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to the legal relationships and dynamics among health service providers, health care organizations, regulatory agencies, and society. Selective dimensions of the legal and regulatory systems and their impact on the delivery of health services are reviewed. Students develop an understanding of the legal dynamics affecting governmental institutions at every level and the regulatory process impacting the delivery of health services.

    Prerequisite: LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing  or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing   
  
  • LDR 655 Negotiations As A Process


    3 credit hours

    An analysis of the negotiation process as well as the behavior and actions of individuals and groups within an organization involved in them. A focus on various strategies to conduct successful negotiations and build relationships in an organizational setting.

    Prerequisite: LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing  or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing   
  
  • LDR 660 Strategic Leadership


    3 credit hours

    An in-depth examination of strategic planning, organizational development, and change management from a continuous improvement perspective. Students understand the connection between strategic planning and change management process. Additionally, examination will demonstrate how this connection affects organizational alignment, cultural transformation, and financial viability. Students develop planning and implementation strategies with emphasis on methods to best develop individuals, enterprises and community.

    Prerequisite: LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing  or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing   
  
  • LDR 678 Practicum


    3 credit hours

    Students are expected to engage in an individually approved, application-based project to apply theories explored throughout the leadership program/concentration area. Students may complete this practicum requirement in a new or their own work setting under the direct supervision of a pre-approved facilitator. [200 hours are required.] At the culmination of this experience, students are expected to submit a comprehensive product, which documents the outcome of this practicum requirement.

    Prerequisite: LDR 600 Research and Professional Writing  or LDR 602 Research And Professional Writing   
  
 

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