Aug 18, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Information Systems

  
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    IST 445 - Information System Security

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: IST 341. Advanced knowledge of data communications and networking as they apply to computer security. Identifying and analyzing the various types of security risks. Investigating the tools used to counteract security risks. Developing security and business continuity plans based on the security risks and tools incorporated. Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to analyze, design, implement, and administrate an organization's network security system.


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    IST 450 - WEB-based Programming

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: IST 311. This course introduces website design and web-based applications using several tools and techniques. The course starts with client-side programming. The second half of the course is dedicated server-side development. Topics covered include HTML, DHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, DOM, ASP.NET, Java Script, database connectivity, web parts and web services.


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    IST 452 - Managing Healthcare Information Tech

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course enables an IST/CIS major to develop understanding about the interface between IT and the healthcare organizations. The course is also a step towards building an undergraduate concentration in Healthcare Informatics. Currently, there is no such course in the department. Cleveland is a leading healthcare market. There exists a need for a trained workforce that can play multiple IT related roles in the healthcare industry.


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    IST 461 - Business Analysis

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: IST 203. This course aims to (i) provide an introduction to the key concepts related to business analysis (ii) help students gain in depth knowledge of various techniques used in business analysis, (iii) develop skills required to complete various business analysis tasks, and (iv) illustrate various business analysis practices employed in the industry. This course does not require any technical expertise and will not teach any specific computer programming.


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    IST 462 - Business Process Modeling and Design

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: IST 221 or IST 305. This course aims to provide an overall view of Business Processes. A business process can be thought of as a series of steps taken by a business to get activities done. Students, after completing this course will understand how to design business processes and optimize such designs. Simulation tools will be used to chart business processes.


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    IST 465 - Capstone Project

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Completion of all 200- and 300- level courses from the Business common body of knowledge, IST 331 and IST 341. In this course, students will be expected to design and implement a large group project. The project will be based on knowledge and skills acquired throughout the student's tenure as an IST major. Presentations and accompanying reports are required. Upon successful completion of this course, a student will have learned to work effectively on a large project within a group setting and will have gained experience in reporting on the project during its various stages of development. In doing so, the student will also gain understanding, through experience, of the important phases of project development: planning, analysis, design, implementation and testing. The project will be a substantial addition to the student's portfolio.


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    IST 467 - Data Mining & Predictive Analystics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: IST 331. Introduces data mining methods, tools and techniques. Topics include acquiring, parsing, filtering, mining, representing, refining, and interacting with data. It covers data mining theory and algorithms including linear regression, logistic regression, rule induction algorithm, deciion trees, kNN, Naive Bayse, clustering. In Addition to discriminative models such as Neural Network and Support-Vector Machine (SVM), Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) and Boosting, the course will also introduce generative models such as Bayesian Network. It also covers the choice of mining algorithms and model selection for applications. Hands-on experience include the design and implementation, and explorations of various data mining and predictive tools.


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    IST 470 - Managing IT Infrastructure

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: IST 331. This course is for students interested in the IT systems and infrastructures management. The course covers the basic principles of systems operations and management. Topics include basic computing platforms, operations systems, basic networking, data storage and backup. The course will also include monitoring, event management, problem management and change management. Introduction to availability, performance and security will be covered at a very high level.


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    IST 475 - IT Governance

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: IST 221 or IST 305. IT Governance is a collection of processes that define the management, planning, review, and performance reporting that establishes control over IT investment, projects, and delivery of services. IT Governance "helps ensure that IT supports business goals, optimizes business investment in IT, and appropriately manages IT-related risks and opportunities" (COBIT). This includes creating appropriate decision rights and accountability frameworks. This course explores these processes to better understand how organizations can achieve higher levels of IT effectives by developing their governance processes. Material covered includes best practices from existing industry standards such as COBIT, ITIL, and ISO.


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    IST 490 - Professional Internship

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Junior Standing and Permission of a CIS Department faculty advisor. Work experience in a professional environment. The work performed must extend the academic curriculum and provide a meaningful learning experience in the student's area of interest. Term paper required. This course may only be taken once.


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    IST 499H - Honors Thesis in Info Systems

    [3 credit(s)]
    Requires the honors student to conduct a piece of original research in information systems under the supervision of an IST faculty member. The thesis will be presented orally and submitted as a written report.


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International Business

  
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    INB 301 - Introduction to International Business

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of IB Program Director. Introduces concepts, theories, information, and issues that impact business strategies in global markets. Investigates the role of international institutions and the cultural, economic, legal, and geopolitical influences on world trade. Examines the nature of business decisions across such functional areas as human resources management, finance and accounting, marketing, and operations management.


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    INB 490 - International Business Internship

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: INB 301/MKT 321, one IB core elective, permission of IB Program Director. Specially-arranged field experience in the U.S. or abroad, providing intensive exposure to international business environment, practices, customs, and languages. For internship abroad, appropriate language proficiency is required. Domestic internship must be in an organization which is heavily involved in international business. Student must submit a written proposal to be approved by a faculty advisor of the student's choosing and IB Program Director before registration. A written term paper will be required. Contact the IB Program Director for current information.


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    INB 491 - International Study Tour

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: INB 301/MKT 321, permission of IB Program Director. A specially-arranged study tour of a target country or region. Students will be exposed to the target country's business environment, culture, and language. Selection of the target country or region may vary each year. A written report will be required. Students are required to complete application process well ahead of trip dates. Contact the IB Program Office for further information.


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    INB 492 - International Business Study Abroad

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: INB 301/MKT 321, permission of IB Program Director. International business students may register in approved classes at international partner universities. The credit hours earned at the partnering university may be transferred as credits earned under IB 492. Contact the IB advisor for current information on approved programs and courses.


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    INB 493 - Special Topics in International Business

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: INB 301/MKT 321 and permission of IB Program Director. Explores current or special topics in international business. May utilize lectures, discussions, cases, field projects, and other methods of investigation.


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    INB 495 - Consulting

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Senior standing, INB 301/MKT 321 and one IB elective. The learning philosophy in this course can be summed up as follows: theory informs practice. The international business consulting course emphasizes the integration of strategy, business processes, technology, and management through a group project conducted for a "real-world" company or non-profit, organization engaged in global operations. The course centers around student teams working with clients to conduct analysis, determine managerial priorities, and provide a series of deliverables that enable the client to operate more efficiently and to grow. Students will follow a systematic business consulting methodology. The course features close work with clients and ends with a report for client managers.


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    INB 496 - Independent Study

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: INB 301/MKT 321, permission of IB Program Director. A flexible content course designed to enable qualified students to pursue special areas of interest in international business. Written proposal needs to be approved by faculty advisor and IB Program advisor before registration. Written report is required.


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    INB 499H - Honors Thesis in Intern'l Bus

    [3-4 credit(s)]
    Requires the honors student to conduct a piece of original research in international business under the supervision of an International Business faculty member. The thesis will be presented orally and submitted as a written report.


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Italian

  
  
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    ITN 102 - Italian II

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Completion of ITN 101 with a C or better or permission of instructor. Essentials of Italian usage; practice in hearing, speaking, reading, writing.


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    ITN 201 - Culture and Civilization

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Completion of ITN 102 with a C or higher grade or permission of instructor or equivalent. Readings explore Italian customs, attitudes, history and values in comparison with the U.S. Ongoing review and expansion of Italian skills development.


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    ITN 210 - Intermediate Italian

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Completion of ITN 102 with a C or higher grade or permission of instructor or equivalent. Practice in hearing, speaking, reading, and writing based on selections from contemporary and informal Italian materials.


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Japanese

  
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    JPN 101 - Beginning Japanese I

    [4 credit(s)]
    No Prerequisites. Development of proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing with contextual cultural information.


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    JPN 102 - Beginning Japanese II

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: JPN 101. Completion of JPN 101 with a "C" or better grade or permission of instructor. Development of proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Japanese with contextual cultural information.


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    JPN 193 - Special Topics in Japanese

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Study of a particular topic in Japanese language, literature, or civilization. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    JPN 201 - Intermediate Japanese Conversation

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: JPN 102 or equivalent. Practice in hearing, speaking, reading, and writing based on selections from contemporary, informal Japanese materials.


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    JPN 202 - Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: JPN 102 or equivalent. Readings explore Japanese customs, attitudes, history and values in comparison with the U.S. Ongoing review and expansion of Japanese skills development.


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    JPN 293 - Special Topics in Japanese

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study of a particular topic in Japanese language, literature, or civilization. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    JPN 393 - Special Topics in Japanese

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Study of a particular topic in Japanese language, literature, or civilization. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    JPN 493 - Special Topics in Japanese

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Study of a particular topic in Japanese language, literature, or civilization. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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Latin

  
  
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    LAT 102 - Latin II

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: LAT 101 or LAT 112 with a grade of C or better or permission of the instructor is required for eligibility. Introduction to Latin with emphasis on reading skills; based on classical and medieval texts.


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    LAT 111 - Latin Flex IA

    [2 credit(s)]
    The first-year Latin sequence offered in a modular Directed Studies format. The course content is the same as that of LAT 101-102, but students in LAT 111- 114 are not required to attend classes. Scheduled tutorial sessions are required. Students may normally register for up to two courses in a given semester.


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    LAT 112 - Latin Flex IB

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in LAT 111, or permission of instructor. The first-year Latin sequence offered in a modular Directed Studies format. The course content is the same as that of LAT 101-102, but students in LAT 111-114 are not required to attend classes. Scheduled tutorial sessions are required. Students may normally register for up to two courses in a given semester.


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    LAT 113 - Latin Flex IIA

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of LAT 101 or LAT 112 with a grade of C or higher is required for eligibility. The first-year Latin sequence offered in a modular Directed Studies format. The course content is the same as that of LAT 101-102, but students in LAT 111-114 are not required to attend classes. Scheduled tutorial sessions are required. Students may normally register for up to two courses in a given semester.


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    LAT 114 - Latin Flex IIB

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in the preceding level, or permission of instructor. The first-year Latin sequence offered in a modular Directed Studies format. The course content is the same as that of LAT 101-102, but students in LAT 111-114 are not required to attend classes. Scheduled tutorial sessions are required. Students may normally register for up to two courses in a given semester.


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    LAT 196 - Independent Study

    [1-4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member, who will serve as the project advisor, and the department chair. Student-initiated supervised projects involving Latin language or literature, such as in-depth study of a particular writer, or special readings in linguistics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between student and instructor. Project's title will appear on student's transcript. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    LAT 201 - Culture and Civilization

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Completion of LAT 102 or LAT 114 with a grade of C or better; or permission of the instructor. An introduction to some aspects of Latin culture and civilization through close reading and analysis of significant works of classical Latin prose; specifically the "Cupid and Psyche" story from Apuleius' "The Golden Ass." Other readings, including texts on English on Latin culture, will be assigned as appropriate. A secondary goal is to build upon the skills gained in first year Latin through grammatical topics appropriate to the intermediate course.


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    LAT 202 - Vergil

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: LAT 201 or permission of the instructor. Study of selections from the Eclogues, Georgics and the Aeneid in their historical and literary contexts; rules of scansion and prosody; literary criticism and research.


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    LAT 293 - Special Topics In Latin Literature

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Two years of college Latin or equivalent or permission of the instructor. Readings and research dealing with topics in Roman literature, culture, and history. May be repeated for credit with change in topic.


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    LAT 296 - Independent Study In Latin

    [1-4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member, who will serve as the project advisor, and the department chair. Student-initiated supervised projects involving Latin language or literature, such as in-depth study of a particular writer, or special readings in linguistics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between student and instructor. Project's title will appear on student's transcript. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    LAT 393 - Special Topics In Latin Literature

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Two years of college Latin or equivalent or permission of the instructor. Readings and research dealing with topics in Roman literature, culture, and history. May be repeated for credit with change in topic.


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    LAT 396 - Independent Study In Latin

    [1-4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member, who will serve as the project advisor, and the department chair. Student-initiated supervised projects involving Latin language or literature, such as in-depth study of a particular writer, or special readings in linguistics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between student and instructor. Project's title will appear on student's transcript. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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    LAT 493 - Special Topics In Latin Literature

    [1-3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Two years of college Latin or equivalent or permission of the instructor. Readings and research dealing with topics in Roman literature, culture, and history. May be repeated for credit with change in topic.


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    LAT 496 - Independent Study In Latin

    [1-4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member, who will serve as the project advisor, and the department chair. Student-initiated supervised projects involving Latin language or literature, such as in-depth study of a particular writer, or special readings in linguistics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects arranged between student and instructor. Project's title will appear on student's transcript. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


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Linguistics

  
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    LIN 120 - Introduction to Language and Linguistics I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ENG 101 and ENG 102, or with the permission of the instructor. This course provides an introduction to the properties of human languages and to their systematic study in the field of linguistics. It provides the groundwork for future studies of language and communication in a broad range of disciplines: linguistics, modern languages, ESL, communication, sociolinguistics, and anthropological linguistics. It is assumed that students have had no prior course work or exposure to linguistics and will begin with the basic assumptions that are shared by those who study language from a variety of perspectives. ANT/LIN 120 will focus on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Cross-listed with ANT 120.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    LIN 121 - Introduction to Language and Linguistics II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ENG 101 and ENG 102 and LIN 120, or with the permission of the instructor. This course provides an introduction to the properties of human languages and to their systematic study in the field of linguistics. It provides the groundwork for future studies of language and communication in a broad range of disciplines: linguistics, modern languages, ESL, communication, sociolinguistics, and anthropological linguistics. It is assumed that students have had no prior course work or exposure to linguistics and will begin with the basic assumptions that are shared by those who study language from a variety of perspectives. ANT/LIN 121 will focus on Pragmatics, language variation, language change, and language acquisition. Cross-listed with ANT 121.

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    LIN 260 - Language, Culture and Society

    [3 credit(s)]
    Overview of the study of language in its cultural and social contexts. Topics may include the formation and maintenance of speech communities, variation of language within and across speech communities, how languages change in contemporary social contexts, the range of uses of language in social context, the verbal arts, oral folklore, and the development of writing systems. This course does not presume a background in either linguistics or anthropology. Cross-listed with ANT 260.

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    LIN 293 - Topics in Linguistics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Topics reflect material of special or timely interest, such as languages of the city, languages of Africa, effects of globalization on linguistic diversity, cognitive semantics. May be repeated up to 9 credit hours when topics vary.


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    LIN 311 - Elements Of Linguistics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Survey of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and psycholinguistics with reference to modern English. Cross-listed with ENG 311.


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    LIN 313 - Studies In Linguistics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Core course in a mainstream linguistic topic, such as American English dialects, historical linguistics, history of the English language, semantics, or socio-linguistics. May be repeated with change of topic. Cross-listed with ENG 313, with ANT 344 Sociolinguistics, and with courses in other departments as appropriate.


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    LIN 314 - Applied Linguistics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Course in the professional application of linguistics, such as Language Diversity and Teaching English, Lexicography, or English as a Second Language. May be taken up to three times with change of topic. Cross-listed with ENG 314.


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    LIN 315 - Introduction to the English Language

    [3 credit(s)]
    An overview of the main components of a linguistic description of English and of the history of the language with an introduction to some relevant areas of applied linguistics: language acquisition; regional and social dialects; socio-linguistics; and pragmatics. Cross-listed with ENG 315.


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    LIN 340 - Phonetics and Phonology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ANT 120 or LIN 120 Introduction to Language and Linguistics OR ENG 311 OR LIN 311 Elements of Linguistics. Introduction to the scientific study of the sound systems of the world's living languages. Includes discussion of the basics of phonetic transcription and phonemic analysis and the development of formal models in phonology. Topics include articulatory and acoustic phonetics, the phoneme, phonological rules and representations, non-linear models, harmony processes, prosodic morphology, and sound symbolism. Cross-listed with ANT 340.


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    LIN 341 - Morphology And Syntax

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ANT 120 OR LIN 120 Introduction to Language and Linguistics OR ENG 311 OR LIN 311 Elements of Linguistics. Introduction to the description and analysis of word formation processes and sentence structure from a cross-linguistic perspective. Instruction in basic morphemic analysis and constituent testing using data drawn from languages outside the Indo-European family. Also includes an introduction to typological analysis in the study of morpho-syntax. Cross-listed with ANT 341.


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    LIN 342 - Languages In Contact

    [3 credit(s)]
    Introduction to the study of linguistic responses to culture contact in a variety of socio-historical contexts. Topics include language and trade, language and colonialism, pidgins and pidginization, creoles and creolization, dialect contact, and the formation of koines. Cross-listed with ANT 342.


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    LIN 347 - Maya Hieroglyphic Writing I

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course provides an introduction to Classic Maya writing and texts from a linguistic and anthropological perspective. After an introduction to the origins and functions of writing in Mesoamerica, specifically Classic Mayan culture, students will learn to read Classic Mayan texts. They will examine aspects of the grammatical structure of relevant languages, the relationship of spoken languages to the script, and develop strategies for decipherment based on our understanding of modern Mayan languages. After learning how to decipher texts and supplying linguistic values to written signs, students will analyze and interpret a body of Maya texts for information of general anthropological and linguistic interest such as dynastic history, social and political organization, language and ethnicity, ritual, cosmology, belief systems, verbal morphology and syntax, and local ecology. This course may fulfill a General Education requirement.

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    LIN 447 - Maya Hieroglyphic Writing II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites; LIN 347. This course serves as a second, advanced follow-up course in Maya hieroglyphic writing. Its aim is to build on the students' basic knowledge and understanding of the principles and tenants of Maya hieroglyphic writing, learned in LIN 347: Maya Hieroglyphic Writing I, and apply these principles to a series of more challenging texts that are designed to hone and refine a student's skills as an epigrapher. Students will be trained in suggesting ways of establishing the meaning or readings of unknown glyphic elements in order to better understand and evaluate the overall meaning of the text. In general terms, students will integrate both archaeology and epigraphy to reach a more sophisticated understanding of Maya hieroglyphic decipherment and its implications for revising our current understandings of Classic Maya Civilization. This course may fulfill a General Education requirement.

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    LIN 493 - Special Topics in Linguistics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Introductory Linguistics course or permission of instructor. Focus on an advanced linguistic topic such as lexicography, contrastive linguistic systems, or semantics.


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    LIN 494 - Linguistics Capstone

    [1 credit(s)]
    Pre-requisite: Open to students with senior status and who have completed a minimum of two 300-level courses in Linguistics, or by permission of the program director. Course focuses on building analytical, research, and writing skills on topics related to language analysis and linguistics. Students will work on a research paper or project under the supervision of the Director of Linguistics or another designated instructor. This course will be taken in combination with a LIN elective course at the 300- or 400-level, with a separate grade from the program director or other Linguistics faculty member assigned to work with the student on the project.


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    LIN 496 - Independent Study in Linguistics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): Linguistics major, senior standing, completion of at least two Linguistics core courses, and permission of supervising professor and Linguistics director. Course is closed to freshmen and non degree students. Course is closed to freshmen and non degree students. Specialized research project of particular interest to the student. May be repeated, but no more than 3 credits count toward the Linguistics major.


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Management

  
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    MGT 301 - Principles of Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Introduces students to managerial roles and functions; covers planning, organizing, controlling, leading, staffing, and problem-solving in contemporary organizations; reviews foundations of management thought and managerial processes that lead to organizational effectiveness.


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    MGT 302 - Principles of Labor & Industrial Relations

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Introduces students to labor relations and collective bargaining; covers the parties (union and management), the legal framework, union structure and administration, the employer role, union organizing, bargaining issues, the negotiation process, grievances and arbitration, and public sector labor relations.


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    MGT 321 - Organizational Behavior

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Analysis of situations involving individual and group behavior. Development of small and large group theory, interpersonal relations, and achievement of the goals of the enterprise with and through people as individuals and as groups. Areas of investigation include communications, direction, coordination, control leadership, and group dynamics.


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    MGT 340 - Human Resource Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Current human-resource issues, policies, and practices. Includes study of legal environment, job analysis, planning, recruiting, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and benefits; strategic and international HR issues are addressed throughout the course.


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    MGT 341 - Personnel Compensation, Performance, And Job

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MLR 340, junior standing. Methods of work analysis and measurement used in industry; systems for compensation of both hourly and salaried personnel; performance standards, time rates, and wage incentive methods; salary determination and administration.


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    MGT 342 - Staffing Organizations

    [3 credit(s)]
    Previously "Staffing and Developing the Organization." Prerequisite: MLR 340, junior standing. Provides a detailed examination of organizational staffing. Content includes staffing models, legal compliance, planning, downsizing, job analysis, external and internal recruitment, selection testing, interviewing, and retention. Topics are covered in more depth and detail than in MGT 340.


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    MGT 343 - Employee Training and & Development

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MGT 340. This course provides an in-depth look at the process of employee training and development. Coverage includes how training relates to organizational strategy, needs assessment, adult learning, training evaluation, management development, selecting trainers and selection of appropriate instructional methods. The course also addresses training related issues for specific topical areas such as harassment training and training for global assignments.


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    MGT 404 - Organizational Theory and Design

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MGT 321, junior standing. Nature and importance of organizational structure and design; functions and dysfunctions of traditional designs; how and why organizational designs change; effects of the environment, technology, information and control systems, power structures, and political behavior on organizational performance.


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    MGT 411 - Labor History

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MGT 302, junior standing. Examination of the organized labor movement in the United States and its influence on political and legal institutions; analysis of legislation relating to labor, management, and the public; laws and regulations concerning wages, hours, collective bargaining, labor contracts, and arbitration.


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    MGT 422 - Labor Law

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MGT 302, junior standing. The law of industrial relations with emphasis on the Labor-Management Relations Act, including unfair practices and representation cases.


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    MGT 423 - Labor Relations In Public Employment

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MGT 302, junior standing. Collective bargaining by federal, state, and local employees; differences between public and private employment; union security, impasse procedures, and implications of collective bargaining for public management; impact of collective bargaining on wages and other conditions of employment in the public sector.


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    MGT 431 - Employment Practices Law

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MGT 302. Analyzes employment-practices law and its impact on employment decision-making; equal employment opportunity and discrimination; occupational safety and health, pension and benefit regulations and laws that pertain to the employment relationship. Emphasis is on the impact of regulations on organization personnel and human resource policy.


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    MGT 443 - Entrepreneurship

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Senior standing. Exploration of the business formation process, and the management and operation of new/smaller enterprises both within and apart from existing ventures. Students are required to develop a written business venture plan and may act as advisors to existing smaller enterprises.


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    MGT 455 - Trends In Employee Relations & The Quality Of Working Life

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MGT 321; must have at least junior standing and be a declared major in the College of Business to be eligible for this course. Exploration of cooperative work systems and efforts by labor and management to work together to improve the quality of work life by increasing effectiveness of the organization, productivity, quality, and work satisfaction, and understanding the processes used to accomplish these ends.


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    MGT 457 - Human Resources Information Systems

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MGT 340, junior standing. A comprehensive analysis of human-resource information systems with exploration of major applications and use of systems to improve decision-making; emphasizes hands-on use of technology in human resource planning, selection, appraisal, and compensation.


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    MGT 465 - Management Strategy & Policy

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Senior standing, all college core courses, at least three major field courses. A business capstone course: integration of the student's background, experiences, and previous core business curriculum through case studies and business decision simulation exercises; development of an effective conceptual approach to integrating administrative policy, strategies, and decision-making; diagnosis, analysis, and solution of interrelated administrative problems.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    MGT 477 - Managerial Skill Development

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MGT 321, junior standing. Analysis of aspects of managing in which specific behavioral skills can be developed; focus on individual managers and skill development in such areas as goal-setting, time-management, conducting meetings, communication processes, delegation, training, and appraisal interviews.


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    MGT 487 - International Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MGT 321, junior standing. Strategic, managerial, and human-resource issues in international business management; cultural differences and managerial practices in different countries; planning and control of small businesses and global enterprises; evaluating the performance of overseas subsidiaries; coordinating operations in different countries; overseas decisions; career concerns with overseas assignments.


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    MGT 490 - Internship

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Two MGT courses and permission of chair. Provides students with an opportunity to gain practical experience in human resources, labor relations, and/or management; may be arranged at the initiative of the student or the faculty member; offers a maximum of three semester hours for a 14-hour-per-week internship with fewer semester hours offered for fewer hours of work. The course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. This course is repeatable.


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    MGT 493 - Current Topics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of chair. A study of a selected current topic in management. Course topics will vary. Offered as demand warrants. This course is repeatable.


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    MGT 496 - Special Problems

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Senior standing, approval of sponsoring professor and department chairperson, written proposal approved before registration. Flexible in content and structure, this course is designed to enable qualified students to pursue special areas of interest and competency; opportunity for independent study, field research, or other special assignments. This course is repeatable.


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    MKT 301 - Fundamentals of Marketing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of chairperson. Examines the role of marketing in business and nonprofit organizations from managerial as well as societal and ethical perspectives. Focuses on development and implementation of the marketing program by surveying relevant concepts from the social and behavioral sciences, examining trends in domestic and world markets; and exploring decisions related to market selection, strategic market planning; and the marketing mix areas of product, price, promotion, and distribution.


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    MKT 321 - International Business

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MKT 301. Introduces concepts, theories, information, and issues that impact business strategies in global markets. Investigates the role of international institutions and the cultural, economic, legal, and geopolitical influences on world trade. Examines the nature of business decisions across such functional areas as human resources management, finance and accounting, marketing, and operations management.


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    MKT 411 - Retail Strategy & Marketing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MKT 301. Provides retail management and merchandising framework for all types of businesses. Includes store location, layout and design, merchandise offerings, assortments, pricing, and control, as well as focus on internal operations, including staffing and supervision, promotions, customer services, store operations, expense control; opportunities for small retailers; and legal and ethical considerations.


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    MKT 420 - Consumer Behavior

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MKT 301. Investigates consumer and organizational buying motives, buying influences, and buying decision-making processes and their implications for marketing strategies and public/social policy. Explores cross-cultural, ethical, and research issues in understanding consumer and industrial/organizational buying.


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    MKT 431 - Marketing Research

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MKT 301. Develops a managerial appreciation of the role of research in marketing practice and how results are used in decision-making. Emphasizes the total research process as well as specific research steps, stressing information needs, research formulation and design, and research procedure. Integrates and applies concepts through managerially-oriented marketing research cases and a field research project.


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    MKT 440 - Field Experience Abroad

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MKT 301 or equivalent; 2.5 GPA, and permission of MKT Department chair. This course is a specially-arranged, study-abroad, field experience which provides intensive business exposure to a target country. Students will conduct hands-on research, visit and interact with the business community in the target conutry, and prepare written reports on international marketing and business topics.


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    MKT 441 - Integrated Marketing Com

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MKT 301. Explores the role of advertising and promotion in modern marketing strategy. Focuses on market analysis and target audience definition, message development, media strategy, the evaluation of advertising effectiveness, and budgeting. Intended both for those planning careers in advertising as well as general marketing management.


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    MKT 450 - Selling & Sales Force Mgmt

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MKT 301. Covers tasks and responsibilities of professional selling and the challenges of managing both the individual and team sales function. Stresses analytical and interpersonal skills, account management, proposal development, planning, organizing, directing, motivating, and controlling a sales organization. Examines legal and ethical dimensions of professional selling.


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    MKT 452 - Business-To-Business Marketing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MKT 301. Explores concepts, analytical tools, management practices, and advances in marketing goods and services to industrial, commercial, institutional, and other business markets in domestic and global environments. Includes lectures, case analyses, discussion, oral presentations, written reports, and execution of a field project.


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    MKT 454 - Online Marketing Strategies

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MKT 301. Provides an introduction to Internet technology and the marketing opportunities this technology presents. A multidimensional approach is used to combine practical applications with marketing principles.


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    MKT 456 - Customer Relationship Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MKT 301. Introduces the basic theories and methodology of customer relationship management, including identifying profitable customers, understanding their needs and wants, and building a bond with them by developing customer-centric products and services directed toward providing customer value. Provides hands-on experience with popular analytical CRM and data mining tools that are widely used in the industry. Topics will cover the issues in the customer life cycle: market segmentation, customer acquisition, basket analysis and cross-selling, customer retention and loyalty, and practical issues in implementation of successful CRM programs.


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    MKT 461 - Global Mktg Strategy

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: MKT 301. Introduces students to the concepts and management tools of international marketing. Topics include evaluating the global environment economically, culturally, politically and legally, screening and researching international business opportunities; and formulating appropriate marketing strategies to enter global markets and build sustainable advantages.


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    MKT 464 - Marketing Strategy

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: MKT 420 and MKT 431. Applies marketing principles, practices, and theories to the formulation of strategic marketing plans and solutions for U.S. and global markets. Builds analytical skills in diagnosing marketing problems, identifying opportunities, analyzing alternative courses of action, and recommending marketing strategies and action plans. Emphasizes decision making, financial and ethical analysis, and individual and team assignments involving marketing cases, field projects, class discussions, written reports, and oral presentations.


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