Apr 19, 2021  
2013-14 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2013-14 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

11. Courses


 
  
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    HKC/KIN 158 - Advanced Fitness Walking

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    This class is designed for those who walk on a regular basis and wish to improve both time and distance.

  
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    HKC/KIN 180 - Fitness and Wellness I

    Credits: 1

    This course is designed to increase knowledge of how lifestyle choices relate to wellness and to improve a student’s personal level of health-related physical fitness through an instructional program emphasizing cardiovascular endurance and body composition.

  
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    HKC/KIN 181 - Fitness and Wellness II

    Credits: 1

    This course is designed to increase knowledge of the basic principles of physical fitness and how to put together a complete fitness program, as well as to improve a student’s personal level of health-related fitness through an instructional program emphasizing muscular strenght, muscular endurance, and flexibility.

  
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    HKC/KIN 240 - Aerobic Dance II

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Prerequisite: HK/KIN 140 or equivalent

    Emphasis is placed on physical fitness, improvement of dance skills and coordination, and opportunities for choreography of aerobic exercise routines.

  
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    HKC/KIN 247 - Nutrition and Physical Activity in Weight Management

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the practice of weight management based on sound principles of nutrition and physical activity.

    Also Listed as: FN 247
  
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    HKH/HED 101 - Personal and Community Health

    Credits: 3

    Study of the basic health concepts relating to mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, nutrition, diet and weight control, sex education, quackery, environmental health, disease control.

  
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    HKH/HED 240 - Introduction to Public Health

    Credits: 3

    This course provides a survey of policies and programs in public/community health with an emphasis on the specific needs and problems of Mississippi.

  
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    HKH/HED 241 - Biostatistics for Public Health

    Credits: 3

    This introductory course is intended to provide students with a broad overview of biostatistics methods and concepts used in the public health sciences.  The emphasis is on interpretation and concepts rather than calculations or mathematical details.

  
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    HKH/HED 250 - Professional Foundations of Public Health Education

    Credits: 3

    This course will introduce students to the practice of health education and will present selected historical, cultural, philosophical, professional, and ethical issues in the practice of education.  Course emphasis will focus on: defining health education; describing the roles and competencies of health educators; introducing the theoretical bases for the profession; providing an overview of planning, implementing, administering, and evaluating health programs; describing the settings for health education; and discussing future issues.

  
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    HKH/HED 310 - Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health

    Credits: 3

    This course presents a review of the conceptual, empirical, and theoretical contributions of the Social and Behavioral Sciences as they contribute to an understanding of health and illness.

  
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    HKH/HED 314 - Principles of Epidemiology

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Junior Standing

    This course presents an overview of the basic principles and methods of epidemiological investigations for human health problems using a nontechnical approach that is geared to students from a variety of backgrounds. An overview of the nature of epidemiological research will be provided. In addition to covering basic epidemiologic concepts, the course will emphasize how these concepts can be applied when encountered in everyday life.

  
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    HKH/HED 315 - Infectious Disease and Public Health

    Credits: 3

    This course presents an overview of the impact of infectious disease on public health.  In this course, students will explore how a biological and molecular understanding infectious disease can be incorporated into public health decision-making.

  
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    HKH/HED 316 - Chronic Disease and Public Health

    Credits: 3

    This course presents an overview of the impact of chronic disease on public health.  In this course, students will explore how a biological and molecular understanding chronic disease can be incorporated into public health decision-making.

  
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    HKH/HED 320 - Environmental Public Health

    Credits: 3

    The course presents an overview of major environmental and occupational factors that contribute to the development of health problems.

  
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    HKH/HED 325 - Global Health

    Credits: 3

    This course introduces students to the global context of public health and its dimensions particular to international settings; examines major themes and policies in global health; and analyzes health problems and varying responses globally.

  
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    HKH/HED 330 - Stress Management

    Credits: 3

    This course is designed as an introduction to the relationship that exists between stress and health. Selected methods of relaxation and stress management will be discussed, demonstrated, practiced and analyzed.

  
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    HKH/HED 350 - Public Health Interventions

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: HKH/HED 240, 241, 250, 310

    This course helps students identify and use appropriate methods for health education program delivery.  It is designed to assist students in effectively communicating messages and affecting norms and behaviors of individuals and communities.

  
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    HKH/HED 380 - Methods of Teaching Health Education

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: HKH/HED 101

    An introduction to health programs for the school and community. Emphasis is placed on design, methodology and implementation of school/community health programs.

  
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    HKH/HED 381 - Community Health Issues

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: HKH/HED 101

    To study health concerns, epidemiological studies, contemporary health issues, personal and community health. Critical thinking, problem solving, and values clarification skills will be utilized.

    Note: Students must be admitted to Graduate Studies to enroll in courses numbered 500 or above.

  
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    HKH/HED 382 - Women’s Health Issues

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Junior Standing.

    This course presents an overview of major health issues affecting women of all ages, races, and ethnicities. Emphasis will be placed on prevention, health promotion and becoming a critical health care consumer, while the impact of lifestyle issues and relationships throughout the lifespan on women’s health are explored.

  
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    HKH/HED 450 - Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of Public Health

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: HKH/HED 350

    This course covers the processes of successful public health education program planning, implementation and evaluation.  The goal is to train public health professionals to be effective program planners, managers, and evaluators.  Examples will be drawn from health promotion, community development, and disease prevention programs with emphasis on local public health efforts.

  
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    HKH/HED 498 - Internship in Public Health Education

    Credits: 6

    Prerequisite: HKH/HED 314, 315, 316, 320, 325, 350.

    Completion of all coursework and pre-internship orientation.  The student will work in an approved agency in which there is an opportunity to apply theoritical concepts learned and skills acquired throughout the program.

  
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    HKH/HED 499 - Research in Public Health Education

    Credits: 6

    Completion of all coursework and pre-research project orientation.  Research-oriented, in-depth study of a selected issue in public health.  A topic will be selected according to student’s needs and interests.

  
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    HO 101 - Honors Forum

    Credits: 1

    The course consists of selected readings, special lectures, films and group discussion of current issues and problems.

    Note: Pass/Fail Open only to honors students

  
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    HO 101G - Honors Forum/Governor’s School

    Credits: 3

    The course’s focus is on academics, leadership, creativity, and community service. Students attend selected courses in arts, humanities, sciences, special lectures, forums, panel discussions, and other special events that address current issues and problems.

    Note: This course is open only to academically talented high school students who have been selected to attend the Mississippi Governor’s School.

  
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    HO 303 - Special Topics Seminar

    Credits: 2

    This course offers students the opportunity to study selected topics that are more detailed and specific than what is offered in the general curriculum. The topics are often interdisciplinary, and the study is student motivated and directed.

    Note: This course is taken by Honors students typically in their junior year.

  
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    HO 401 - Independent Study I

    Credits: 3

    A faculty-supervised reading course for junior or senior students who are participants in the university’s Honors Program. The readings are intended to prepare the student to undertake an independent research project in Independent Study II. To receive credit for HO 401, a research proposal written by the student must be approved by the Project Committee.

  
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    HO 402 - Independent Study II

    Credits: 3

    A faculty-supervised course that is taken after the completion of HO 401. Credit for this course is given when the student completes an independent research project. No credit is given for this course until the student presents an acceptable oral report and submits an acceptable paper based on the guidelines approved by the Honors Committee and the Project Committee.

  
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    IS 499 - Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Senior standing and approval of the Dean of Arts and Sciences

    A faculty-supervised senior project designed to synthesize the disciplines the student has pursued in the Interdisciplinary Studies degree. The student’s project proposal must be approved in advance by the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee.

    Note: No credit for this course will be awarded until the student submits an acceptable project and presents an acceptable oral report on the project.

  
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    LDR 101 - Freshman Leadership Seminar

    Credits: 1

    This course focuses on leadership foundations and structural dimensions of leadership. The students will apply these systems as they pursue a deeper understanding of themselves as a core resource for learning and leadership growth.

  
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    LDR 201 - Sophomore Leadership Seminar

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: LDR 101

    This course focuses on the psychology of leadership and the interpersonal skills necessary for leadership.

  
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    LDR 220 - Paraprofessionals in the Collegiate Setting

    Credits: 2

    This course focuses on paraprofessional leadership in a college setting. Students will examine various theories on college student development in order to gain an understanding of themselves and their peers. They will explore contemporary college student issues and develop the skills necessary to address these issues. This course will then explore the concepts of educational programming and developing communities within a collegiate setting.

  
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    LDR 250 - Leadership Style/Substance

    Credits: 2

    Introductory course on leadership. The exploration of leadership will begin by analyzing personal strengths and weaknesses, how relationships develop, and the importance of group dynamics. The class format will assist students in developing a personal leadership framework.

  
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    LDR 301 - Junior Leadership

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: LDR 101, 201 or LDR 250

    In this course students explore leadership in the context of the community, state, nation, and world.

  
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    LDR 401 - Senior Leadership Seminar

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: LDR 101, 201, 301 or 250

    In this capstone leadership course students will have the opportunity to analyze current trends and issues in the field of leadership.

  
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    LS 099 - Learning Skills Laboratory

    Credits: 3

    Development and/or improvement of academic skills in writing, reading, comprehension and computation. Emphasis is placed on self-assessment and goal setting, learning strategies, test taking strategies. It is designed to use a computer laboratory, but also involves one-on-one teacher contact and peer tutoring. This course cannot be used to satisfy any graduation requirements.

  
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    LS 101 - Academic Support Laboratory

    Credits: 3

    Development and/or improvement of academic skills in writing, reading, comprehension and computation. This class is beneficial for the beginning college student but is critical for students who have experienced difficulty with their academic progress. Emphasis is placed on self-assessment and goal setting, learning strategies, test preparation and test taking strategies. It is designed to use a computer laboratory, but also involves one-on-one teacher contact and peer tutoring.

    Note: This course cannot be used to satisfy any graduation requirements.

  
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    LS 102 - Academic Support Laboratory

    Credits: 3

    Development and/or improvement of academic skills in writing, reading, comprehension and computation. This class is beneficial for the beginning college student but is critical for students who have experienced difficulty with their academic progress. Emphasis is placed on self-assessment and goal setting, learning strategies, test preparation and test taking strategies. It is designed to use a computer laboratory, but also involves one-on-one teacher contact and peer tutoring.

    Note: This course cannot be used to satisfy any graduation requirements.

  
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    MA 100 - Intermediate Algebra

    Credits: 3

    Designed for students who did not take two years of high school algebra, all entering freshmen with an ACT Mathematics subtest score of 16 or below, or for mature students who are returning to school and who have not taken an algebra course in several years. Real number arithmetic, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, graphing linear equations in two variables, polynomial arithmetic, factoring, rational expressions.

    Note: This course cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

  
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    MA 100L - Intermediate Algebra Lab

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair of Sciences and Mathematics

    Support for students enrolled in MA 100 Intermediate Algebra is provided in a lab setting. Course content includes mathematics study skills instruction, peer tutoring, and support materials such as computer tutorials, video lessons, and study guides. This lab is an intermediate level class intended for those enrolled in MA 100 and cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

  
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    MA 111 - Modern Elementary Mathematics I

    Credits: 3

    Sets, whole numbers, functions, logic, numeration and computation, number theory, integers, fractions, rational numbers, decimals, real numbers.

    Note: Students must score 70% or above on arithmetic test given first class meeting. Two other opportunities will be given to make the requisite score later in the semester. Required of all majors in elementary or special education.

  
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    MA 112 - Modern Elementary Mathematics II

    Credits: 3

    Statistics, probability, measurement, informal geometry including congruence, constructions, similarity, transformations, and coordinate geometry.

    Note: Required of all majors in elementary or special education.

  
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    MA 113 - College Algebra

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: ACT math subscore of 19 or higher, or MA 100 with grade of C or better (effective January 2010)

    Equations, inequalities, functions and their graphs, inverse functions, polynomials, zeros of polynomials, exponentials and logarithms, systems of equations, systems of inequalities.

  
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    MA 114 - Plane Trigonometry

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: ACT math subscore of 22 or higher, or MA 113 with grade of C or better

    Right triangle trigonometry, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs, analytic trigonometry and applications.

  
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    MA 123 - Statistics

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to basic applications of descriptive and inferential statistics: organizing data, mean, median and mode, and standard deviation, boxplots, probability and discrete random variables, the binomial distribution, the normal distribution, sampling distribution of the mean, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for one population mean, the chi-square distribution.

  
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    MA 130 - Precalculus

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: ACT math subscore of 22 or higher, or MA 113 with C or better.

    This course will cover functions and their graphs, including polynomial and rational functions, trigonometric functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; and sequences and series. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge, skills, and techniques needed in higher level mathematics courses such as Calculus I.

  
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    MA 150 - Survey of Calculus

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: ACT math subscore of 22 or higher, or MA 113 with a grade of C or better

    The basic concepts of differential and integral calculus with an emphasis on applications in business, life sciences, and social sciences.

    Note: This course does not substitute for MA 181 Calculus I.

  
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    MA 181 - Calculus I

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: ACT Math Subscore of 24 or higher, or MA 113 and 114 with C or better.

    A thorough treatment of differential calculus including the concepts of limits, continuity, derivatives, and applications of derivatives.

  
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    MA 182 - Calculus II

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 181

    A thorough treatment of integral calculus including Riemann sums, applications of integrals, and techniques of integration, as well as the calculus of transcendental functions.

  
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    MA 283 - Calculus III

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 182

    Sequences and series, conic sections, parameterized curves, polar equations, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, and multiple integration.

  
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    MA 284 - Calculus IV

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 283

    Vectors in the plane and in space, vector-valued functions, directional derivatives and gradients, extreme values and Lagrange multipliers, and integration in vector fields, including Green’s Theorem, Stokes’ Theorem, and the Divergence Theorem.

  
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    MA 298 - Independent Study

    Credits: 1-3

    Prerequisite: MA 181 and permission of the Sciences and Mathematics Department Chair

    A faculty supervised course for math majors. It may meet as a class or it may be conducted as faculty-supervised research or as a reading course.

    Note: May be repeated for a maximum of six hours.

  
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    MA 301 - Concepts of Abstract Mathematics

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 181

    Logic, sets, proof techniques, relations, functions, and real number systems.

  
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    MA 303 - Modern Geometry

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 301

    Euclid’s axioms, incidence geometry, logic, Hilbert’s axioms, neutral geometry, history of the parallel postulate, non-Euclidean geometry and its philosophical implications.

  
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    MA 304 - Modern Algebra

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 301

    A writing course with an emphasis on proofs. Groups, rings and fields.

  
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    MA 305 - Linear Algebra

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 182

    Systems of linear equations, vectors, matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and applications.

  
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    MA 306 - Differential Equations

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 181, MA 182, and MA 283 Prerequisite/Corequisite: MA 284

    First-order linear and separable equations, second-order homogeneous and non-homogeneous equations, first-order systems, and Laplace transforms. Analytic, qualitative, and numerical techniques are used when appropriate.

  
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    MA 310 - Probability and Statistics

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 283

    Probability, basic combinatorics, independence, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions, probability densities, expected values, joint random variables, introductory descriptive and inferential statistics.

  
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    MA 312 - Discrete Mathematics

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 301

    Fundamental topics within discrete mathematics including permutations, combinations, binomial theorem, inclusion-exclusion, mathematical induction, recursion, iteration, relations, functions, and other selected topics.

  
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    MA 318 - Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 113 and one additional mathematics course numbered above MA 113.

    To prepare education majors to teach mathematics at the middle school or secondary level, this problem-based course will examine topics from the secondary school mathematics framework from an advanced perspective.

    Note: This course is required for the mathematics secondary education major and cannot be used as an upper-level elective for the mathematics major or mathematics minor.

  
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    MA 319 - Materials and Methods in the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program Required of all mathematics majors who will be licensed in secondary mathematics

    Brief history of mathematics, objectives of the teaching of mathematics, consideration of topics that are or should be included in mathematics courses for junior and senior high school, a survey of instruction and technology in mathematics, and the use of these teaching techniques in specific teaching-learning activities. A minimum of ten hours of field experience beyond observation is required.

    Note: This course is required for the mathematics secondary education major and cannot be used as an upper-level elective for the mathematics major or mathematics minor.

  
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    MA 441 - Numerical Analysis

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 305, 306 and proficiency with a computer programming language

    Selected topics from numerical solutions of equations, interpolation, approximation, numerical differentiation, numerical solution of systems of equations, and numerical solutions of differential equations.

  
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    MA 451 - Mathematical Statistics

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 310

    Theory and applications of sampling distributions, point estimation, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, correlation, analysis of variance, nonparametric tests.

  
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    MA 454 - Foundations of Mathematics

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 182 and MA 301

    Predicate calculus, first order logic, Godel’s completeness theorem for first-order logic, Turing machines, discussion of Godel’s first incompleteness theorem, axiomatic systems for different number systems, for groups and for set theory.

  
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    MA 455 - Advanced Calculus I

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 284 and MA 301

    A rigorous treatment of the concepts from calculus: ordering the real numbers, sequence limits, completeness of the real numbers, continuity and its consequences, uniform continuity, the derivative, chain rule, Cauchy’s law of the mean, Taylor’s formula with remainder, L’Hopital’s rule, Riemann integrals, integrability of continuous functions, products of integrable functions, improper integrals.

  
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    MA 457 - Complex Analysis

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 284 and MA 301

    Introduction to functions of a single complex variable, which includes the complex number system, analytic functions, contour integrals, calculus of residues, conformal mappings, and applications.

  
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    MA 459 - Theory of Numbers

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 301

    Properties of integers, properties of primes, divisibility, Euclidean algorithm, Diophantine equations, Chinese remainder theorem, Wilson’s theorem, Euler’s theorem, multiplicative functions, quadratic residues, applications, other selected topics.

  
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    MA 460 - Special Topics in Mathematics

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Permission of the Sciences and Mathematics Department Chair

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to study areas of mathematics not available as a separate course.

    Note: May be repeated once (3-3)

  
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    MA 461 - General Topology

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MA 284 and MA 301

    Set theory and logic, topological spaces and continuous functions, convergence, completeness, compactness, metric spaces, product and quotient topology, countability and separation axioms.

  
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    MGT 333 - Organizational Communication

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite/Corequisite: EN 300 and basic keyboarding skills

    Written business communication with emphasis upon correspondence, messages and analytical reports. Multicultural communication, technology usage, business presentations, and ethical considerations are also covered.

  
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    MGT 371 - International Business Seminar

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Junior standing or approval of the Department Chair

    The economic, political, and cultural aspects of international business operations.

  
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    MGT 381 - Principles of Management

    Credits: 3

    Principles and techniques for operating an organization with emphasis on planning, organization, leadership, decision-making, controlling performance, ethics, and international environment.

  
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    MGT 382 - Organizational Behavior

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MGT 381 or POL 301.

    A study of manager, individual and group interactions within the organizational setting concluding with an analysis of leadership and current developments in changing behavior of organizations.

  
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    MGT 383 - Leadership

    Credits: 3

    This course examines various leadership theories and styles utilized in business and community organizations. Concepts and applications of goal setting, team building, negotiating, and communicating are discussed and practiced. students analyze case examples from organizations, and examine and develop their personal leadership styles and potentials through collaborative and experiential learning experiences.

  
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    MGT 384 - Strategies for the Managerial Woman

    Credits: 3

    Development of skills to assume managerial positions with clear-cut goals and well-defined strategies for achieving objectives. Emphasis upon professional growth, career advancement, resume building, and balancing personal and career challenges.

    Also Listed as: WS 384
  
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    MGT 385 - Operations/Production Management

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: BQA 345 and MGT 381

    Survey of the production/operations function; procedures and techniques used in designing and analyzing operation systems for the production of goods and services consumed by society.

  
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    MGT 386 - Human Resource Management

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MGT 381 or POL 301.

    Objectives, functions, and organization of personnel programs. Emphasizes education and training selection and placement, job evaluation, employee service, employee relationships, safety and health, industrial relations and personnel research.

  
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    MGT 387 - Health Care Industry Management

    Credits: 3

    This course includes discussions and analyses of the issues involved in the delivery of health care in the United States. In addition to an overview of the history and foundation of health care delivery, the course also focuses on the professionals involved, the technology used, financing issues, the various types of services offered, access and quality of health care services, U.S. health policies, and the future of health care delivery in the United States.

  
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    MGT 388 - Compensation Management

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MGT 386

    This course will focus upon the planning and implementing of a total compensation system, including practical experience in job analysis, salary survey, and the development of a structured pay policy. An environmental study of the effects of compensation on behavior and legal implications of salary grades will also be included.

  
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    MGT 389 - Labor Relations

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MGT 386

    A study of union-management relations. It focuses on negotiations and administration of labor agreements with emphasis on the development and application of the more significant bargaining issues. It describes the application of the more significant bargaining issues. It describes the transaction between two organizations – management and the labor union.

  
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    MGT 399 - Special Topics in Management

    Credits: 3

    A variable content course in which the students pursue topics or subjects of current interest in the field of Management that are not part of the regular curriculum. The specific topic is announced when the course is offered.

    Note: May be repeated with change in content.

  
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    MGT 400 - Internship in Management

    Credits: 1-3

    Prerequisite: Advanced standing, 2.5 GPA overall and in major.

    A practical, structured program of work experience in the field of Management with a participating employer of the student intern’s choice. The student intern must be employed a minimum of 40 to 120 hours depending on the internship (40 hours = 1 credit). The student intern must be supervised by the employer and a faculty member. The student intern must complete a research paper on a subject that will benefit the employer, a personal journal, and the supervisor’s evaluation must be submitted prior to the end of the semester in order for the student to gail credit for this course.

    Also Listed as: BU 400
    Note: Open to Business Administration majors with a concentration in Management only. Internship may be taken twice for a total of 6 hours.

  
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    MGT 421 - Training and Development

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MGT 386

    Processes, methods, theories and current practices of training and development activities in business and corporate settings. Human resources development tractices which facilitate learning and change to enhance organizational objectives.

  
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    MGT 460 - Senior Seminar in Business

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Business major or minor and senior standing or approval of the Department Chair

    Examines the most significant forces in the environment of business organizations to understand how they are changing the managerial job and modifying the role of business in society. Current issues, including social responsibility, ethics, globalization, consumerism, and the changing internal face of organization life are studied via case analyses.

  
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    MGT 491 - Seminar in Human Resource Management

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MGT 386

    The students enrolling in this course will be prepared for the SHRM certification exam at the National Convention for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Issues that will be addressed will be globally related, including: sexual harassment, compensation planning, disabilities, flexible workplaces, global education, and legal perspectives, along with approximately a hundred other topics. This course is a capstone that requires membership in the SHRM. Although, taking the SHRM certification exam will not be required to complete the course it is strongly encouraged.

  
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    MGT 493 - Managing the Growing Business

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: ENT 280 and ENT 372

    The objective of this capstone course for the Entrepreneurship Program is to provide the students with a series of concepts, frameworks and analytical techniques that will enable the student to manage rapid growth situations in unique and specific problems that accompany starting and growing an entrepreneurial venture by creating value through innovation and opportunity capture rather than by just efficiently managing ongoing operations.

  
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    MGT 497 - Strategic Management

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Senior standing in major; minimum grade of “C” in the following: FIN 355, MKT 361, MGT 381, and MGT 385.

    Using the case method, this course is designed to integrate the knowledge acquired in other courses and use it to formulate business policies. This is a capstone course that simulates a real business situation.

  
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    MGT 499 - Independent Projects in Management

    Credits: 1-3

    Prerequisite: Senior Standing and Permission of the Instructor and Department Chair

    Independent project for an advanced or special-interest Management topic conducted under the direct supervision of a faculty member. 

    Note: May be repeated with a change in content.

  
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    MIS 157 - Information Systems Using Microcomputers

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: The ability to type 25 words per minute with no more than five errors. This course cannot be used as a business elective for business or accounting majors

    An introduction to application software (word-processing, presentation graphics, and spreadsheet). Emphasis is placed on microcomputer use in a business setting.

  
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    MIS 160 - Spreadsheet Applications

    Credits: 3

    Coverage of intermediate and advanced computer application techniques such as spreadsheets, graphs, templates, databases, and macros.

  
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    MIS 294 - Introduction to Information Systems

    Credits: 3

    Content to cover fundamental MIS concepts and principles, such as computer hardware/software, data organization, file management systems, overviews of database systems, decision support systems, executive information systems, expert systems, and information systems planning and development.

  
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    MIS 295 - Desktop Application Development

    Credits: 3

    This course explores the use of programming languages(s), visual event-driven programming techniques, and the design elements necessary to develop business applications for the desktop computing environment.

  
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    MIS 296 - Object Oriented Programming

    Credits: 3

    This course explores the use of object-oriented programming techniques and the design elements necessary to develop business applications for different computing environments.

  
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    MIS 298 - Data Structures

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MIS 294

    An introduction to the fundamental theories and practices associated with data, record, and file structure methodologies as used by Information Systems in the business environment. Topics include: concepts in sequential, direct, and indexed file structures; concepts in database structures; and introduction into the application and maintenance of both traditional, relational, and object-oriented database structures.

  
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    MIS 320 - Database Applications

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MIS 160

    Coverage of intermediate and advanced database application techniques such as the design of tables, forms, and reports, and the use of queries, subforms, macros, and modules.

  
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    MIS 321 - Telecommunications Systems Management

    Credits: 3

    This course serves as a review of telecommunications including its history, the fundamentals of data communications, an overview of data networking standards, an examination of emerging technologies, and the role of regulatory policy and market forces on the industry.

  
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    MIS 322 - Web Development for Business

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MIS 157 or MIS 160

    Designed to highlight the use of electronic commerce applications and virtual storefronts used by organizations to market themselves and their products to the public. Students will learn a variety of tools and techniques used to develop web pages for the business environment and will apply this knowledge in the design and development of websites for local businesses and organizations.

  
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    MIS 330 - End-User Management

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: or concurrent enrollment in MIS 294.

    This course expores the management of end-users including client services, troubleshooting, support and training, needs assessment, input and output design, creation of documentation, and user interface design.

  
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    MIS 390 - Enterprise Architecture Management

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MIS 294

    This course explores key issues in the planning and management of enterprise IT solutions with an emphasis on the integration of information and business processes across the functional areas of the organization.

  
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    MIS 396 - Systems and Network Administration

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: MIS 294 or concurrent enrollment in MIS 294

    An introduction to the fundamentals of managing computer systems, networks, and telecommunication operations. Students will receive instruction in lectures and then apply their knowledge in a hands-on lab by installing computer equipment and telecommunications hardware, by setting up local area networks, and by identifying and resolving problems related to hardware and network operations.

 

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