Spring 2013 Special Topics Course Descriptions
ARTS-286/486-001 Monotypes: The Unique Print - 3 credits
The objective of this course is to teach various approaches to monotype printmaking and to introduce students to the history of the monotype print. A monotype is a one of a kind, unique print that requires only ink, a surface on which to make an image, paper and some form of pressure. Monotype prints are distinctive because only one or two impressions may be pulled before the ink is used up. The second impression called the ghost image is a much lighter version of the first. Each pulled impression may be considered a finished work or it may be worked on further to the extent that the term "mixed media" may apply to a finished print with additions.
CISS-486-002 Database Design and Processing - 3 credits
Learners are introduced to relational database concepts, terminology, and theory with a focus on the importance of effective data management to the strategic success of an organization. Learners will apply the concepts of database normalization, entity relationship, structured query language (SQL), and application design. Implementation of design will expose learners to advanced topics such as application processing, triggers, stored procedures, and data quality. Concepts of data warehousing, business intelligence and object-oriented data modeling are introduced.
MGMT-546-001 Special Topics in Leadership - 1 credit
This course will touch on various "less" discussed leadership course topics allowing for a broader scope of theoretical content. Students will be required to actively seek relevant articles/topics to apply to discussion, as well as write a short paper on a class topic of their choice.
MGMT-546-002 Integrative Case Study (Part B) - 2 credits
In this course students will start with researching a real organization, gather information around an "organizational issue" and develop a case study including teaching notes, discussion questions, and pertinent information. Students will be asked to work collectively, with a team case study and presentation focused on evaluation and action steps as the culminating project. Students will be rated not only on their ability to appropriately apply their MBA knowledge, but also on their aptitude for working with others. This course is the second in a series of two classes.
MKTG-486-001 Marketing 2.0: Contemporary Issues in Marketing - 3 credits
The tools that business and/or marketing use to communicate to their intended audience has dramatically changed over the last decade. New and emerging technologies have allowed for a more focused and personal approach to engaging with individuals. This course will investigate and experiment with these innovative marketing strategies in a case study format to better understand both how they work and if they are effective.
MUSC-286/486 Orlando Choral Tour - 1 credit
This course is a choral tour to Orlando, Florida March 14-18, 2013. The trip will culminate with performances at the Universal Theme Park Hard Rock Theatre and Disney World. Platinum Edition will host at the FAME Show Choir Competition in Orlando, Florida on March 16, 2013. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC-136 or 336.
PHIL-286/486 Philosophy and Religion in China - 3 credits
This course provides an exploration of the mammoth history of the "Middle Kingdom" from Confucius to Communism, integrating its philosophical and religious traditions within the broad and colorful history of East Asia. The course concludes with a seventeen day trip in May inside China itself and promises to be an experience of a lifetime.
SVLD-546 Grantwriting - 3 credits
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to gain funds through grant proposals - a critical function for many public or nonprofit organizations. Students will learn how to research funding sources and how to plan and write a proposal.
UNST-286-001 Exploring Careers in the Helping Professions - 1 credit
This course will introduce students to a variety of career options in the social sciences and education (i.e. psychology, biopsychology, social work, and education). Students will research diverse career choices, and speak to professionals in the field. Freshman and sophomores only, graded credit/no credit only.
UNST-286-002 Exploring Careers in Organizations - 1 credit
This course will introduce students to a variety of career options in businesses, organizations and non-profit settings. Students will research diverse career choices, and speak to professionals in the field. Freshman and sophomores only, graded credit/no credit only.
UNST-286-003 Exploring Careers in the Humanities and Fine Arts - 1 credit
This course will introduce students to a variety of career options for students interested in the humanities and fine arts. Students will research diverse career choices, and speak to professionals in the field. Freshman and sophomores only, graded credit/no credit only.
UNST-286-004 Exploring Careers in Health Care and Science - 1 credit
This course will introduce students to a variety of career options in health care and science disciplines. Students will research diverse career choices, and speak to professionals in the field. Freshman and sophomores only, graded credit/no credit only.