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Course Requirements

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Code Course Name Credits
BUS308 or CI300 Communicating in Business or Communicating for Leadership 3  
COM111 Computer Applic. I 3

Computer Applications I
In this course, students will be provided a baseline of knowledge of the fundamentals of computers and digital literacies to ensure they will be able to understand a constantly changing technology oriented landscape. In this course, students will be exposed to the fundamentals of computing technology, including computer hardware and software concepts; the Windows operating system and commands; drives, folders, and files; Google’s suite of applications; use of the Internet and growing connectivity with everyday devices; and digital literacy knowledge and skills. By mastering the fundamentals of computing technology and demonstrating digital literacy, students will have the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century workforce.

ENG114 Critical Reading & Response 3

This course introduces the integration of communication skills essential for effective reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college level. In this writing intensive course, students develop composition skills to produce collegiate-level papers modeling rhetorical modes and thematic content in addition to strategies for reading complex texts; presentation skills for personal introductions, verbal summaries of readings and response writings, and peer review of papers; and basic technological skills for word processing, e-mail, and introductory-level online research.

ENG124 Research/Writing in Discipline 3

In this course students will apply the practices for effective reading and writing introduced in ENG 114 to the distinctive language and forms of various disciplines. This course lays the foundation for academic and professional research and stresses the use of appropriate and effective information sources. Readings for a variety of academic audiences will provide students with strategies to communicate in the sciences, business and technology, psychology, liberal studies, and the social sciences. Research and documentation skills appropriate to the disciplines are stressed. In addition to leading students through the research process from start to finish, this course will examine the many ramifications of academic honesty.
Prerequisite: ENG 114

ENG134 Literary Genres 3

Selected readings in fiction, poetry, and drama introduce the student to literary types and techniques. These readings provide a basis for collegiate-level discussion, analysis, and the development of critical judgment. Building on the communications and research skills from earlier courses in the sequence, this course emphasizes continued practice in writing, and students complete a documented research paper using primary and secondary sources as one of the course writing assignments. Discussions and oral presentations based on assigned literature support the overall goal of the sequence: to enhance the advancement of the students, first academically and then professionally.
Prerequisite: ENG 114

GEN ELEC General Electives 57  
GENHLTH Healthy Living Elective 2  
HISGEN History Elective 3  
HUMELE Humanities Elective 3  
LOS315 OrganizationalBehav&Ldrshp 3

Leadership requires a balanced undrstanding of human behavior and applied managerial skill. This course provides you with the opportunity to become an active investigator of organizational life by using conceptual and practical tools to effectively guide organizations through change. You will also examine values related to moral and ethical leadership including issues of social justice, diversity and service to others. Through an experiential learning lab you will assess leadership styles and think critically as well as creatively about the necessity of vision and trust to gain strategic competitive advantages for action in our global world.

LOS325 Ldrshp&MgtGlbWrld 3

In this course you examine four critical aspects of leadership: management, organizational behavior and change, ethics and teamwork. In each of these areas you will apply leadership theories and principles to case studies, an experiential learning lab and other group exercises. You will focus on the growing economic interdependence of nations and its impact on organizational decisions that often transcend national boundaries including issues related to trade, foreign investment, transnational management, strategic planning, human resources, marketing, finance and political conflict.

LOS350 OrgBdgtng&PersnlFin 3

Financial literacy is essential in meeting the challenges of the 21st Century. You will have the chance to analzye your personal financial decisions by evaluating the costs and benefits of your plans and decisions. You will then compare and contrast these personal lessons with effective budgeting and fiscal methodologies used within organizations to support the mission and goals of the organization. An experiential learning lab will allow you to construct the budgeting process and analyze reports to assess the financial helath of an organization.

LOS400 Ethical Leadership 3

Financial literacy is essential in meeting the challenges of the 21st Century. You will have the chance to analzye your personal financial decisions by evaluating the costs and benefits of your plans and decisions. You will then compare and contrast these personal lessons with effective budgeting and fiscal methodologies used within organizations to support the mission and goals of the organization. An experiential learning lab will allow you to construct the budgeting process and analyze reports to assess the financial helath of an organization.

LOS425 OperationsMgmt&DecisionMaking 3

You will learn the concepts involved with operations management including an emphasis on the relationship between operations and other leadership functions. This course emphasizes strategic and tactical decision-making, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and the role of technology in leading and managing organizations. Students will consider services operations, process analysis, and quality management through case studies that will be used to translate conceptual learning to real-world situations. (4 credits)

LOS430 Leading Organizational Change 3

Those leading today's business and not-for-profit organizations face unprecedented economic uncertainty, technological advances, speed of communication, and flexibility of human capital. These factors result in the need to manage change in order to prevent organizations from losing their organizational capacity and progress. This course is designed to help students understand frameworks for planning organizational change as well as the tools and techniques to manage change processes. Using case studies, students are encouraged to consider change from the perspectives of organizational systems and missions, human and economic resources, project management practices, and technical structure. The course incorporates organizational informatics and how organizations identify, collect, assess and deploy data to make decisions to effect change. Students will become proficient in evaluating various types of data and will learn some of the ways qualitative and quantitative data can be used to inform decision-making.

MAT120 Statistics 3

This is an introduction to the basic descriptive and inferential statistics for students from all disciplines. It emphasizes the development of statistical literacy and the use of computer for analyzing data. Topics include principles of experimental design; graphical and numerical methods for summarizing, describing, exploring and analyzing data; binomial and normal probability distributions; point and interval estimates for means and proportions; hypothesis testing; and correlation and regression.
Offered both semesters

PSHUMELE Psychology/Sociology/Humanities Elective 3  
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 1 3

Using an active learning approach, students will explore psychological perspectives and methods as explanations for human behavior and mental processes. Other topics include: neurophysiology, consciousness, learning, personality theories, and psychological disorders.

SCIELECT Science Elective 4  
WEL220 WomenEmpoweredasLearnersLeader 3

Women as Empowered Leaders and Learners
This required interdisciplinary course is designed to give all students entering the One-Day Program a common experience and foundation for their education. Students examine leadership within the larger context of our interdependent world and their own strengths, values and aspirations. Students also examine learning styles, academic requirements, communication skills and technology to create a personalized action plan for success in the One-Day undergraduate experience and beyond.

WEL330 StratforPers&CareerGrwth 3

Strategies for Personal and Career Growth
This required interdisciplinary course builds on the foundation created in WEL 220 to deepen students' knowledge, skills and attitudes related to career, leadership and financial development. Through a focus on well being students will strategically delve into ways to manage their own growth and development while understanding the opportunities to build on their purpose, passion and potential.

WEL440 Leadership in Practice 3

This capstone course is an interdisciplinary course designed to give senior-level students an opportunity to create a learning experience that allows them to apply knowledge, skills and personal development to a project that also contributes to a family, organization and/or community. This course combines academic study with practical application of leadership, communications and technology skills as a springboard for the student to move forward into the future as an empowered woman. Students may choose to complete research, community-based projects and/or service learning projects. As a culminating experience, this course also provides the platform for assessing students' progress and proficiency.