2012-13 Catalog 
    
    Aug 18, 2022  
2012-13 Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
  •  

    BUS 401 - Consumer Behavior

    (4 credits)
    This course explores the cultural, social, personal and psychological factors influencing buyer behavior; buying-decision processes and stages; and learning theory integrated with consumer beliefs and attitudes.

    Prerequisite: BUS200.

  
  •  

    BUS 403 - Business Strategy

    (4 credits)
    This capstone course is designed to assist students in analyzing and synthesizing the material covered in other courses throughout their studies. It focuses on an integrated approach to management decision-making using all of the functional areas of business.

    Prerequisite: completion of business core and senior class standing.

  
  •  

    BUS 404 - Advanced Corporate Finance

    (4 credits)
    This course is a continuation of Principles of Finance. We will explore topics such as the cost of capital, capital structure and dividend policy, and analyze their significance in long-term financing decisions. We will also examine international aspects of corporate finance and the management of risk with derivative securities.

    Prerequisite: BUS300 or ACC315.

  
  •  

    BUS 405 - Strategic and Managerial Marketing

    (4 credits)
    This course is designed to help students think strategically and analytically when addressing marketing problems. Students will learn the strategic process of situation assessment, marketing strategy formulation and implementation, and evaluation and adjustment. Managerial decisions regarding positioning, growth strategy, competitive advantage, market targeting and segmentation, price, and distribution will be covered in the context of overall market analysis and attractiveness.

    Prerequisite: BUS200.

  
  •  

    BUS 417 - Internship

    (2 credits may apply toward the major)
  
  •  

    BUS 430x - Entity Tax and Law

    (4 credits)
    This course is a continuation of Federal Tax I and Business Law I. This course will focus on the legal and tax differences between partnerships, LLC’s and the corporate business structure as well as how those differences impact management decision-making. Other topics covered may include federal regulation of business, estate planning and bankruptcy.

    Prerequisites: ACC307 and BUS321 or permission of instructor.

    Cross-Referenced: Cross-referenced in accounting.
  
  •  

    BUS 499 - Honors Research


  
  •  

    CEY 210 - Foundational Issues in Christian Education

    (4 credits)
    An introduction to critical foundational issues underpinning the discipline and practice of Christian education. These issues include the philosophical, biblical, theological and developmental theories related to education in the local church. The course will also examine different theories concerning the practice of CE. The course is designed to help the student design ministry practice that is most appropriate to particular situations and that is rooted in good theory and relevant to the contemporary Church.

  
  •  

    CEY 212 - Foundational Issues in Youth Ministry

    (4 credits)
    This course will ground students in the concepts, issues and contexts which are foundational for the study of ministry with adolescents. This course will deepen and broaden current understandings of “youth ministry” by developing a student’s biblical, theological, philosophical, and theoretical basis for work with the next generation of the church. Using the two basic categories of adolescent culture and adolescent ministry, this course will examine contemporary adolescent culture(s) and will assist students in investigating and evaluating their own experience of adolescence, as well as various models of ministry to and with adolescents, both within and outside the church.

  
  •  

    CEY 310 - Leadership Development

    (2 credits; non-yearly, consult department)
    The course focuses on developing a leadership style that facilitates personal and community spiritual development and reflects a biblical understanding of servant leadership. The purpose is to develop a leadership style that empowers others to engage in ministry in the midst of the church and the world.

    Prerequisite: Must be sophomore standing or higher.

  
  •  

    CEY 315 - Philosophy of Adolescent Ministry

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    An investigation and formulation of a philosophy of ministry to and with adolescents. Various theoretical issues will be examined which will inform and assist students in the development of a philosophy which is biblically grounded, developmentally sensitive, culturally relevant, and theologically contextualized to the world of contemporary adolescence.

    Prerequisite: CEY212 and junior or senior class standing.

  
  •  

    CEY 320 - Teaching and Learning Strategies

    (4 credits; non-yearly, consult department)
    The purpose of this course is to train students to teach Bible effectively in small group settings. The student is exposed to both the theory and practice of teaching and learning theories. Half the class is devoted to practicum in teaching.

    Prerequisite: CEY210 and REL328.

  
  •  

    CEY 330 - Special Topics in CE/YM

    (2 or 4 credits; non-yearly, consult department)
    This course provides an opportunity to focus on different topics in a more specific and in-depth way. The topics will relate to contemporary issues in either Christian education or youth ministry and adolescent studies.

  
  •  

    CEY 380 - Narrative and Spiritual Formation

    (2 credits; non-yearly, consult department)
    A study of narrative, both personal and biblical, with the intent of understanding the power and potential of narrative for both learning and spiritual formation across the age span. The course will include both theory of narrative and practical elements of storytelling.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior class standing.

  
  •  

    CEY 398 - Directed Study


  
  •  

    CEY 401 - Integrated Field Experience I

    (2 credits)
    The focus of CEY401 and CEY402 is intentional exposure to various aspects of practical ministry in either Christian education or youth ministry in a local church or para-church organization, for two consecutive semesters. The practical experience must be under supervision of an on-site supervisor and the professor of Christian Education. Weekly seminars for discussion and reflection on ministry and preparation for the writing of a major paper on the philosophy of ministry are conducted on campus.

    Prerequisites: Senior class standing and permission of instructor.

  
  •  

    CEY 402 - Integrated Field Experience II

    (2 credits)
    The focus of CEY401 and CEY402 is intentional exposure to various aspects of practical ministry in either Christian education or youth ministry in a local church or para-church organization, for two consecutive semesters. The practical experience must be under supervision of an on-site supervisor and the professor of Christian Education. Weekly seminars for discussion and reflection on ministry and preparation for the writing of a major paper on the philosophy of ministry are conducted on campus.

    Prerequisites: senior class standing and permission of instructor.

  
  •  

    CEY 417 - Internship

    (2 credits may apply toward the major)
  
  •  

    CEY 499 - Honors Research


  
  •  

    CHE 101 - College Chemistry

    (4 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under natural science)

    An introductory course in inorganic chemistry. The treatment of topics is predominantly descriptive and the content is especially suited to meet the needs of students whose programs require only one year of chemistry.

    Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week. Open to all students.

  
  •  

    CHE 102 - College Chemistry

    (4 credits)
    An introductory course in organic and biological chemistry. The content is especially suited to meet the needs of students whose programs require only one year of chemistry.

    Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week.

    Prerequisite: CHE101.

  
  •  

    CHE 105 - Topics in Chemistry

    (4 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under natural science)

    This course offers an introductory level chemical exploration of interdisciplinary scientific, cultural, or theological topics. Possible topics include energy and environment, forensic chemistry, chemistry and art, nanotechnology, and medicinal chemistry.

  
  •  

    CHE 111 - General Chemistry

    (4 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under natural science)

    An introductory course in chemistry that emphasizes physical and inorganic concepts, problems and calculations. Topics include chemical reactions, stoichiometry, properties of gases, thermochemistry, theories of atomic structure, and chemical bonding. The general chemistry sequence (Chemistry 111 and Chemistry 112) is recommended for students with good math / science preparations who intend to proceed to advanced courses in chemistry, the biological sciences or engineering.

    Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week.

    Prerequisites: high school chemistry and ACT math score of at least 24 (SAT 550 or above).

  
  •  

    CHE 112 - General Chemistry

    (4 credits)
    A continuation of Chemistry 111. Topics covered include kinetics, thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, acid-base chemistry and nuclear chemistry.

    Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week.

    Prerequisite: CHE111 or consent of the instructor.

  
  •  

    CHE 211 - Quantitative Analysis

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    The theory and practice of volumetric and gravimetric analysis, including the use of oxidation-reduction reactions and spectrophotometry.

    Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week.

    Prerequisite: CHE112 or CHE102 and permission of instructor.

  
  •  

    CHE 315 - Instrumental Analysis

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    A study of the theory and operation of common laboratory instruments. Topics include: infrared, visible and ultraviolet spectroscopy; atomic absorption and emission spectroscopy; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; mass spectrometry; gas and liquid chromatography; electrochemical methods.

    Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week.

    Prerequisite: CHE211.

  
  •  

    CHE 321 - Organic Chemistry

    (4 credits)
    The study of carbon compounds and their functional groups, including nomenclature, synthesis, reactions, structures, mechanisms and spectroscopic analysis.

    Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week.

    Prerequisites: CHE102 or 112 or permission of instructor.

  
  •  

    CHE 322 - Organic Chemistry

    (4 credits)
    A continuation of the study of carbon compounds and their functional groups, including nomenclature, synthesis, reactions, structures, mechanisms and spectroscopic analysis.

    Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week.

    Prerequisite: CHE321.

  
  •  

    CHE 326x - Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism

    (4 credits)
    A fundamental course surveying biomolecules, catabolism, bioenergetics and biosynthesis.

    Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week.

    Prerequisites: CHE321 and 322.

    Cross-Referenced: Cross-referenced in biology.
  
  •  

    CHE 398 - Directed Study


  
  •  

    CHE 411 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

    (3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    A study of the chemistry of metals and nonmetals with an emphasis on periodicity, chemical bonding, structure and reaction mechanisms.

    Prerequisite:CHE322.

  
  •  

    CHE 417 - Internship

    (4 credits may apply toward the major)
  
  •  

    CHE 425x - Biology/Chemistry Research Seminar

    (1/4 credit; non-yearly, consult department)
    A weekly research seminar of in- progress studies in chemistry and biology by Northwestern students, faculty and selected invited guests from other institutions. Featuchemistry: Proteins and Metabolism A fundamental course surveying biomolecres presentation, discussion, analysis and critique of original research.

    Note: Course may be repeated. Graded on a pass/no pass basis. Student must attend 90% of the total number of seminars offered during the semester to receive a passing grade.

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

  
  •  

    CHE 433x - Introductory Physical Chemistry

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    An introductory course in chemical thermodynamics, quantum chemistry and chemical kinetics.

    Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week.

    Prerequisites: MAT112 and 211; and either chemistry: Proteins and Metabolism A fundamental course surveying biomolecCHE112 or PHY212.

    Cross-Referenced: Cross-referenced in physics.
  
  •  

    CHE 436x - Intermediate Physical Chemistry

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    An intermediate course in chemical thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, and chemical kinetics.

    Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week.

    Prerequisite: CHE433x.

    Cross-Referenced: Cross-referenced in physics.
  
  •  

    CHE 499 - Honors Research


  
  •  

    COM 101x - Mass Media and Society

    (4 credits)
    Examines the historical development, organization and structure of the mass media in contemporary society, as well as related issues and problems. Suggests Christian perspectives on use of and participation in the mass media.

    Cross-Referenced: Cross-referenced in theatre/speech.
  
  •  

    COM 185 - Media Writing

    (4 credits)
    Students learn genres of writing for print and broadcast journalism and video, as well as for public relations and advertising. They learn these genres in relation to each other and in relation to their organizational contexts and audiences. Included are reporting, organizing and writing, as well as basic legal and ethical guidelines for reporters and writers in journalism and PR.

    Prerequisite or co-requisite: the college writing requirement.

  
  •  

    COM 202 - Video Production

    (3 credits)
    Acquaints the student with the basic equipment, techniques, and procedures of video production, both in studio and on location. Attention to principles of videotape editing.

  
  •  

    COM 210 - Topics in Communications

    (2-4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    An exploration of an area or genre of communication not adequately covered in the current curriculum. See the professor listed for details about the current topic.

  
  •  

    COM 215 - Practicum in Public Relations

    (1 credit)
    Practical experience in public relations related projects such as publicity, promotions, employee and customer relations, special events, advertising, Web design, corporate research, grant writing, and human resources development and training. Project sites and sponsors may be campus departments and organizations, community businesses, and non-profit organizations.

    Note: Graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course may be repeated.

    Prerequisites: completion of, or enrollment in, any of the following courses: COM230, 261, 263, 315, 332, 355, and ENG288, or permission of instructor.

  
  •  

    COM 217 - Communication Practicum in Print Media

    (1 credit)
    Practical experience working on the campus newspaper, the Beacon, or the college yearbook, the Cornerstone.

    Note: Graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course may be repeated.

    Prerequisite: students must be accepted for membership on one of these publications before signing up for the practicum.

  
  •  

    COM 219 - Communication Practicum in Television Production

    (1 credit)
    Practical experience working with television productions produced for TV-3, the campus cable TV channel.

    Note: Course may be repeated.

    Prerequisite: COM202.

  
  •  

    COM 230 - Principles of Public Relations

    (3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    Introduction to the field of public relations. Its focus is on public relations theory and practice with an emphasis on emerging trends. This course is offered as an overview covering public relations history, theories, strategies and tactics.

  
  •  

    COM 260 - News Writing and Editing

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    Principles of clear and forceful journalistic writing. Includes fact gathering, story planning, lead and head writing. Attention to editing for improved copy, headline writing, and selection of photographs and art work.

    Prerequisite: COM185 or permission of instructor.

  
  •  

    COM 261 - Feature Writing

    (2 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    Study of interviewing practices, research methods, organization, and interest-gathering techniques necessary for writing longer articles, profiles, columns and consumer affairs writing.

    Prerequisite: COM185 or permission of instructor.

  
  •  

    COM 263 - Layout and Design

    (3 credits)
    Covers basic principles of design as they apply to a wide variety of publications. Emphasis on selecting type, art and graphics appropriate to subject matter, purpose and audience.

  
  •  

    COM 310 - Advanced Topics in Communications

    (2-4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    This course is designed to be an upper- level course providing in-depth and additional knowledge and/or skill in specific discipline areas that are not well covered in the current curriculum. Topics will vary according to students’ interests and needs, changes and developments in the communication discipline and practice, and faculty skills and interest. Potential topics may include additional instruction in advertising, public relations, magazine writing, advanced news writing and editing, advanced video editing, digital video directing, and international and intercultural communication.

    Prerequisites: to be determined by department.

  
  •  

    COM 312 - Advanced Public Relations: Strategy & Implementation

    (4 credits)
    This course is designed to further define the ethical practice of public relations, as well as give experience in the research, design, presentation and evaluation of a public relations campaign for a client.

    Prerequisites: COM185 and COM230.

  
  •  

    COM 315 - Writing and Design for the Web

    (3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    Study of writing and design for a Web environment. Students will analyze Internet sites and design sites of their own, using a standard program for Web design.

    Prerequisites: ENG184 or equivalent and any of the following: COM263, ART220, ART230, or permission of instructor.

  
  •  

    COM 332 - Social Foundations of Advertising

    (3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    An introduction to social and historical foundations of advertising. Includes a study of the role of advertising in American culture and economy.

  
  •  

    COM 355 - Organizational Communication

    (4 credits; alternate years)
    Examination of the role of communication within and between organizations. Attention to communication tasks within an organization such as news releases, memo writing, conducting meetings, and communicating to an organization’s constituencies.

  
  •  

    COM 360x - Film Aesthetics and Criticism

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under fine arts)

    This course is an examination of film as one of the dominant art forms and influencer’s of our culture. We will look at film form, genres and content, and we will do film critique.

    Cross-Referenced: Cross-referenced in theatre.
  
  •  

    COM 365x - Acting for the Camera

    (3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    Study and practice of acting skills and techniques in front of cameras using scenes from television, film, commercials and industrial scripts. Course also includes sections on audition techniques and the business of acting.

    Prerequisite: THE215, COM202 or permission of instructor.

    Cross-Referenced: Cross-referenced in theatre/ speech.
  
  •  

    COM 398 - Directed Study


  
  •  

    COM 400 - Community Journalism

    (3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    Theory and practice of writing and reporting for, as well as leading, community newspapers–weeklies and smaller dailies. Topics include investigating local government, reporting on meetings, reporting on religion, developing local sources of information, understanding the roles of the newspaper within the community, forming relationships of trust with sources and readers, and dealing with common ethical issues.

  
  •  

    COM 417 - Internship

    (4 credits may apply toward the major)
    Experience in an approved internship.

  
  •  

    COM 499 - Honors Research


  
  •  

    CSC 100 - Computing Topics

    (1 credit)
    This course covers specific uses for computers and technology in a variety of tasks. Each section of the course exposes students to a different topic. Different sections may be required by different disciplines.

    Note: Different sections may be taken for credit, but individual sections may not be repeated for credit.

  
  •  

    CSC 102 - Business Computing

    (2 credits)
    This course serves as an introduction to common business- oriented computer technologies and issues. Computer applications, misuse and the ethical use of computers in business are explored in detail. Current software applications are studied through laboratories, demonstrations and assignments. Students will learn advanced uses of application programs including spreadsheet processing and information processing with databases.

  
  •  

    CSC 105 - Introductory Spreadsheets

    (1 credit)
    This course covers using spreadsheets to format, sort, and calculate information. No previous spreadsheet experience or knowledge is expected. The course introduces writing custom formulas and using built-in functions to perform calculations and analyze data. Specifically, basic statistical, logical, and financial functions will be covered. Students will also learn how to present information visually using Excel’s charting and graphing capabilities.

  
  •  

    CSC 110 - Advanced Spreadsheets

    (1 credit)
    This class deals with advanced techniques for using spreadsheets. Topics to be covered including writing conditional formulas, using built-in data analysis tools, creating PivotTables and PivotCharts, exploring and importing data to and from other applications, linking data between other applications, and sharing Excel data on the World Wide Web. Basic computer programming concepts and the role of data analysis tools in business will also be discussed.

  
  •  

    CSC 151 - Office Application Programming

    (2 credits)
    This course focuses on the customization and programmability of commonly used business applications. The main topics covered will include writing macros, controlling spreadsheets, databases and other business applications using scripts and short programs, and customizing applications to fit specific business needs.

    Prerequisite: CSC102 or permission of instructor.

    When Offered: Alternate Years
  
  •  

    CSC 171 - Computer Science I

    (4 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under mathematics)

    This is the first in a two-semester sequence of courses that introduces students to fundamental aspects of the field of computing; focusing on problem-solving, software design concepts and their realization as computer programs. Topics include procedural abstraction, control structures, iteration, data types and their representation. An introduction to a high-level language, for the purpose of gaining mastery of these principles, will be provided in lectures and hands-on laboratory experiences.

    Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT090, an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above), or a passing score on the MAT090 placement exam.

  
  •  

    CSC 172 - Computer Science II

    (4 credits)
    This course moves students into the domain of software design, introducing principles that are necessary for solving large problems. Here, the classical software design process serves as a basis for treating such topics as abstract data types, specifications, complexity analysis and file organization. Basic data structures and transformations are introduced as representative of the fundamental tools that are used to aid in this process. A high-level language will be used for the purpose of gaining mastery of these principles through lectures and independent hands-on laboratory experiences.

    Prerequisite: CSC171.

  
  •  

    CSC 200 - Principles of Computer Information Systems

    (2 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    This course outlines the concepts of computer information systems, data as a resource, information technology planning and implementation, and project management. Topics covered include decision theory, information theory, the role of information technology in an organization, evaluation of system performance, the development process, and societal and ethical issues related to information systems design and use.

  
  •  

    CSC 210 - Accounting Information Systems

    (2 credits; alternate years)
    This course explores the concepts of information systems support for accounting applications. AIS introduces conceptual data modeling, transaction processing systems, enterprise resource planning systems, business processes, documentation, computer security, internal control systems and cyper ethics from an accountant’s perspective.

    Prerequisites: ACC215 and CSC102, or permission of instructor.

  
  •  

    CSC 270 - Computer Organization

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    This course explores architecture and computer design issues in modern computers. Part of the course is spent looking at the basic building blocks used to design and build a computer. The rest of the course deals with how to work with the computer at the level of the central processing unit, main memory and registers. Programming assignments are done in assembly language to see what commands the computer really understands.

    Corequisite: CSC172.

  
  •  

    CSC 280 - Computer Systems Management

    (2 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    Provides a practical introduction to the management and administration of a computer system. This course covers what it takes to keep a computer system going and how to ensure that users can and do use the computer efficiently. Topics covered include managing users, managing networks, hardware, operating systems and software management, developing administration policy, ethics and various related topics. The Unix operating system is used to provide practical demonstration of the topics covered. A version of Unix that can operate on a 386 or better machine will be provided.

    Prerequisites: CSC171, 172,and 270.

  
  •  

    CSC 291 - Database Management Systems

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    This course examines database concepts, theory, design and management. Emphasis will be on the relational model. Topics will also include normalization, query languages, database recovery and security aspects. This course will include experience with a relational database system and programming database access into computer applications via a high-level programming language.

    Prerequisite: CSC171.

  
  •  

    CSC 300 - Electronic Commerce Development

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    This course provides an introduction to electronic commerce strategy and the development and architecture of electronic business solutions and their components. Topics covered include the business models and economics associated with e-commerce, system design and implementation, building a Web interface for e- commerce, reliability, security concerns, and legal and ethical issues.

    Prerequisite: CSC172.

  
  •  

    CSC 321 - Human-Computer Interaction

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) focuses on how a user interacts with and interprets the interface of a program. A good interface can make an average program seem better than it is, and a poor interface can ruin a technically superior piece of software. This course will include theory and case studies in lecture and practical programming exercises in lab. A final project will combine theory with programming by designing, implementing, testing and evaluating a complete interface to an application.

    Prerequisite: CSC172.

  
  •  

    CSC 351 - Data Structures

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    This course deals with data structures and their algorithms. Emphasis is given to good data abstraction and efficiency. The data structures covered include arrays, linked lists, trees, graphs and strings. Other topics covered may include design patterns, analysis of algorithms, and complexity classes. Programming is done in an object-oriented language.

    Prerequisite: CSC172.

  
  •  

    CSC 361 - Networking

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    This course introduces the student to the field of computer networking. Students will develop an understanding of the general principles of computer communication as they are worked out in an appropriate protocol suite. Specific attention will be paid to principles of architecture, layering, multiplexing, addressing and address mapping, routing and naming. Problems considered include the writing of network software, the physical construction of networks, the Internet and its future development, and network security.

    Prerequisite: CSC172.

  
  •  

    CSC 371 - Operating Systems

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    Introduction to hardware and software related to system organization. Such topics as process management, device management, and memory management are discussed, as are relevant issues associated with security and protection.

    Prerequisite: CSC270.

  
  •  

    CSC 381 - Programming Languages

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    This course discusses programming languages from a general viewpoint-what are the properties of all successful programming languages? Also discussed are various programming paradigms: iterative programming, object-oriented programming, functional programming, logic programming, concurrent programming, etc. Programming may be done all in one language (emulate other paradigms), in a few select languages (one for each paradigm), or in a large variety of languages.

    Prerequisites: CSC270 and 351.

  
  •  

    CSC 398 - Directed Study


  
  •  

    CSC 417 - Internship

    (2 credits may apply toward the major)
  
  •  

    CSC 420 - Special Topics

    (3 or 4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    This course is for upper-level computer science majors to cover current topics in computer science. Possible topics for this course include computer graphics, compiler construction, parallel processing, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior class standing or permission of instructor.

  
  •  

    CSC 450 - Value Issues in Computing

    (2 credits)
    This course focuses on a range of social and ethical issues involved in computer science and computer use. Computer professionals have to face these issues and deal with them in a responsible way. Some issues discussed in the course include ethical decision making, software piracy, software protection, computer crime, privacy, errors and reliability, computers and the workplace, responsibility and reliability, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.

  
  •  

    CSC 470 - Senior Project

    (2 credits)
    This course gives the student an opportunity to branch off into an area of their own selection. The student must obtain approval of a project proposal from a member of the department before registering for this course. The project will require planning, design, and implementation of a computer application in such a way as to integrate the material from computer science courses and courses outside computer science. Students with career concentrations or minors are encouraged to make use of materials from their other subject areas.

  
  •  

    CSC 499 - Honors Research


  
  •  

    ECO 101 - Survey of Economics

    (4 credits)
    General Education Requirement / Option: (general education option under social science)

    This is an introductory course in economics which will cover both microeconomics and macroeconomics topics. The course will explore economic institutions, how they came to be, how they have changed over time, and how the government modifies them.

    Note: The course is not open to business or economics majors.

  
  •  

    ECO 213 - Principles of Microeconomics

    (4 credits)
    Microeconomics deals with price determination and how the price system functions. Supply and demand, output, competition, monopoly, resource pricing, international trade and finance will be studied.

  
  •  

    ECO 214 - Principles of Macroeconomics

    (4 credits)
    Macroeconomics concerns itself with economic aggregates such as inflation, unemployment, recessions, national debt, and international trades. Macroeconomic models will be introduced. These models will be used to understand the application of monetary and fiscal policy.

    Prerequisite: ECO213.

  
  •  

    ECO 301 - Money and Banking

    (4 credits)
    This course is designed to increase understanding of how banks and the banking system fit into the entire economic system. The functions of money, the federal reserve system, monetary theory, inflation and the international financial system will be taught.

    Prerequisites: ECO213 and 214.

  
  •  

    ECO 302 - Labor Economics

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    This course will look at labor productivity, determination of wages, demand for labor, labor migration, unions, government in the market place, discrimination and unemployment.

    Prerequisites: ECO213 and 214.

  
  •  

    ECO 305 - Current Economic Problems

    (3 credits; non-yearly, consult department)
    This is an upper-level discussion course designed to require students to apply economic principles and policies to issues confronting economists in business and government. Both micro and macro concepts are explored. Controversial issues to be confronted include the extent of government involvement in the economy, energy, employment, inflation, deficits and world trade.

    Prerequisites: ECO213 and 214.

  
  •  

    ECO 314 - Intermediate Macroeconomics

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    Builds on the concepts of inflation, unemployment and economic growth learned in principles level macroeconomics. Introduces models with which the student will become more proficient in understanding how the economy works.

    Prerequisite: ECO214 and MAT111 or 112.

  
  •  

    ECO 315 - Intermediate Microeconomics

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    This course will examine economic theory and methodology with emphasis on the principles of price determination, consumer behavior, market equilibrium, optimality of resource allocation, production and costs, comparison of market structures, and the behavior of firms in nonperfect competition.

    Prerequisite: ECO213 and MAT111 or 112.

  
  •  

    ECO 333 - International Economics

    (4 credits)
    This course is a study of the theory and practice of international trade, international economic and monetary activity, balance of trade international payment mechanisms, exchange rate systems, functions of the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.

    Prerequisites: ECO213 and 214.

  
  •  

    ECO 390 - Game Theory

    (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
    This course is an introduction to and survey of the theory of games (multiperson decision theory) and its applications, primarily in economics. The Nash equilibrium concept will be carefully developed to provide a basis for analyzing various forms of strategic interaction. Areas of application will include oligopolistic markets, common resource markets, stock market microstructure and corporate takeovers. In addition to economic applications, we will use game theory to explore selected political, social and religious issues.

    Prerequisites: MAT111 or 112, or permission of instructor.

  
  •  

    ECO 398 - Directed Study


  
  •  

    ECO 417 - Internship

    (4 credits may apply toward the major)
  
  •  

    ECO 499 - Honors Research


  
  •  

    EDU 102 - Foundations of Education

    (2 credits)
    This course provides philosophical, historical, social and economical foundational background for students considering the teaching profession.

    Note: This course includes a field experience.

  
  •  

    EDU 202 - Early Field Experience

    (1 credit)
    This course requires 25 clock-hours of field experience with a certified teacher in an area school.

    Note: Graded on a pass/no pass basis.

    Prerequisite: EDU102.

  
  •  

    EDU 203 - Early Field Experience-Middle School

    (1 credit)
    This course requires 25 clock-hours of field experience with a certified teacher in an area middle school.

    Note: Graded on a pass/no pass basis.

    Prerequisite: EDU102

  
  •  

    EDU 206 - Survey of Exceptional Individuals

    (3 credits)
    This course provides an overview of the history of special education up to and including present day trends and practices in education students with exceptionalities. Various areas of exceptionality are explored, including ways to support students with diverse learning and behavioral needs in inclusionary environments.

    Note: This course includes 10 hours of field experience.

  
  •  

    EDU 221 - Growth and Development of the Middle School Aged Student

    (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
    The middle school growth and development primarily embraces the knowledge of the learner component of the professional knowledge base with concentration, identification and comprehension of the physical, psychosocial, and cognitive characteristics of the middle school aged student. This course includes a 5 hour field experience.

 

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8